Joshua Patrick Beckett – “The Prick”

The Prick By: PTL Let me start off by letting you know it would be hard to find a bigger fan of Joshua Patrick Beckett than myself, to the point where I have wondered if asking my girlfriend to toss in a dip and wear like fifteen Phiten necklaces would be out of line. It …

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Who Are You More Excited About Heating Up?

Look I don’t want to jinx things, but I know I am excited to see Salty show some power (4 HR’s in the last week). Then today out of no where we see Carl Crawford become the Crawford of old (6-for-11 w/ 2 HR, 6 R and 3 RBI against the Indians). Now the questions …

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Lackey Feels Good After Throwing

CLEVELAND — John Lackey threw 40 fastballs without discomfort in the Red Sox bullpen on Tuesday. The right-hander, sidelined since May 12 with a strained right elbow, said he was encouraged and eager to give it another test soon. “I felt pretty good and it was a step in the right direction,” Lackey said. “I …

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Pedroia Feeling Better After Injury

CLEVELAND — Dustin Pedroia got to Progressive Field ahead of most of his teammates on Tuesday, even though he knew he would not be in Terry Francona’s starting lineup. Even before he tweaked his left leg and left Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning, Pedroia was told by Boston’s …

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Red Sox Fall to Indians 3-2

CLEVELAND — The Red Sox’ pregame worries were in the wrong place. Their post-game concerns may be more significant after losing Dustin Pedroia. Concerned with mustering some offense against former Boston right-hander Justin Masterson, they should have focused on hot-hitting Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera homered and had three hits, including a go-ahead RBI double in the …

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Dice-K Will Seek Second Opinion

After being diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and strained flexor in his pitching elbow, Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka has decided to get another opinion. Manager Terry Francona confirmed after Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians that Matsuzaka is in Japan rather than with the team in Cleveland, and that …

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Wakefield Leads Sox Past Cubs 5-1

BOSTON — This was not Tim Wakefield’s first rodeo, of course. The knuckleballer has been a member of the Red Sox’s pitching staff forever, or at least it seems that way. The truth is Wakefield has been wearing a Boston uniform for more than 17 years. Wakefield has been a starter for the Sox. He …

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Sox, Cubs Show Off Throwbacks

BOSTON — The ceremonial pitches at Fenway Park on Saturday were thrown out by Dr. Louis Zamperini, a 1936 United States Olympian, and Julia Ruth Stevens, Babe Ruth’s daughter, in keeping with the nostalgic theme of the Boston Red Sox–Chicago Cubs weekend, with the teams meeting in Boston for the first time since the 1918 …

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