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Cardinal Rule: Win Today ... And Pray For Clay

Is There a Chance They Really Are the '04 Cardinals?
Boston Rules: No Moving Cars, Or Slow Walking on Sidewalks
This From Jon Heyman: Buchholz May Be Out Amid Health Concern
Watch Buchholz Lobbing Balls in the Outfield Before Game 1
More Good News: Red Sox Haven't Lost World Series Game Since Oct. 27, 1986
Only Way Sox Lose Is If They Die Of Boredom in St. Louis
Wainwright, Wacha Just Don't Scare Anyone Around Here
Neither Do Beltran or Molina
Game 1 Updates All Night

"Peavy and Buchholz will pitch over in St. Louis, we're still working through which day each guy will go. And I know there's been a lot of buzz on Clay's physical condition, 'Where's he at? What's taken place the last couple of starts?' He's ready to go and he will start... 'Is he healthy?' Yeah. If he wasn't healthy, and it was to the point of a detriment, either current or long term, we wouldn't even hesitate, we'd pull the plug on it and go in another direction. He's ready to start." -- John Farrell today on the developing Clay Buchholz situation

"There are real concerns about Buchholz's ability to pitch Saturday, according to people familiar with the situation ... If Buchholz can't make the Saturday start, Felix Doubront would take his place. Doubront threw a surprise simulated game Tuesday at Fenway to prepare in case Buchholz can't make it." -- Jon Heyman on the developing Clay Buchholz situation

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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