MANNY BAILS ON SOX
IN TIME OF NEED
(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo Illustration)
Francona Asks Manny to Play Today, Manny Says No
"Manny was going to have a day off in Chicago the other day, we talked him out of it, at the time I said 'to me Wednesday would be a better day.' And then after last night's game we did go to him and say 'Hey look, we're in a little bit of a bind now' and he goes 'I still need it.' So we're gonna sit Manny so he'll have tonight and tomorrow..."
-- 7.27 Red Sox "manager" Terry Francona
"We'll examine it, then we'll see what we can do."
-- 7.27 Larry Lucchino to CBS4's Bob Lobel