25 Shades of Gray

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Will Cherington Keep Signing Has-Bens?

Is Torii Spelling Future? Sox Reportedly Interested In the Shell of Hunter
Little Known Fact: David Ortiz Will Be 53 At the End of His New Two-Year Deal
No Truth to Rumor That the Sox are Tageting Jamie Moyer As New Staff Ace
Torii Hunterrr Would Be a Huuuuuuggggggeeeeee Addition. Sincerely, Diane Sawyer
Too Little, Too Late for Bobby: Pedroia Regrets 'How We Do Stuff Here' Comments
This Just In: Butterfield Will Have Sox Churning Around the Basepaths
In Other News: Ortiz Finally Fires Back at My Crazy Valentine

"Without question, it came out wrong. I'll be the first one to tell you it sounded like I feel like I'm high and mighty and I'm trying to run everything. Everybody who knows me [knows] that's not the case. I just wanted to make sure I was there for Youk and our whole team was there for Youk and we needed him to be who he is for us to accomplish our goal. Kicking him when he's down, I felt like I needed to be there for him and everybody else needed to be there for him too. It's just I'm a little bit more vocal and the media comes to me when certain things happen, and I was right there, and I was the one that wore it. I'm fine with that." -- Pedroia called into WEEI's Big Show


Sox Get Yet Another Second Opinion

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Meet the New Docs, Same As the Old Docs

Report: Larry to Be Promoted to Sox Medical Director
The Sun Goes Up, The Sun Goes Down, and The Sox Restructure The Medical Staff
Wasn't the Liverpool Medical Braintrust Supposed to Cure All That Ails Them?
Tale of Two Disabled Lists: Liverpool Axe Doctor, Head of Conditioning Leaves Club

John Henry a year ago on WEEI, Oct. 7, 2011: "Were there nutritional issues? Yes. I believe there were nutritional issues and one of the things we learned in getting involved with English football is they have sports science and the science of fitness is very advanced among football teams around the world, at least the top football teams, so we’ve learned a lot just recently. Our people within the Red Sox have learned a lot and I think that there's much more we can do but to me the most important thing is that this is the third time in six years and certainly the second straight year in which a great team just couldn’t make it though 162 games physically. And it wasn’t just one or two players, we were really banged up. We were really struggling to put healthy players on the field. Every team has to be able to make it through 162 games. Two years in a row we didn’t do it." Make that three years in a row, John

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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