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South Siders Sweep

Ozzie Guillen’s tweets are hilarious. A sampling, with the most recent at the top: Verry bad trafic in this town I hate traficc Oh lord this trafic in boston is like caracas shuts One of the best in the game hall of fame no doubt shaquille the monster he gone lol great carrer my god and very biggggggg Terry Francona should join Guillen on Twitter and get into tweet wars with Don Orsillo rather than torment him with texts. It’s a pity we only hear about Francona’s gibes second-hand. Dustin Pedroia could join in and engage in cribbage smack talk with his manager. It would be a nice distraction from the four-game losing streak that unfortunately coincided with four straight victories by the Yankees. Hopefully another Hub club doesn’t follow suit. The Bruins recommence their Stanley Cup campaign tonight in Vancouver. Jason Varitek, Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, and Jonathan Papelbon recorded a few words of encouragement, and Youkilis even attempted his in a Boston dialect. “Go Bruins! Shahpen yore-ah skates!” (It was better than Curt Schilling’s feeble attempts captured in that Dunkin’ Donuts commercial.) Just when Daniel Bard and Rich Hill got the bullpen band back together again it might...

Wake Me Up When October Ends

As my memory rests, but never forgets what I lost Wake me up, when September ends Summer has come and passed, the innocent can never last Wake me up, when September ends — Green Day, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”Hearing a journeyman like Felipe Lopez talk about how it’s good to come to a team that isn’t going anywhere rather than being a part of a club that is accomplishing something is rather disheartening. The infielder knows that he is a means to an ends: the Red Sox would receive a compensatory pick in the 2011 draft if he signs as a free agent for another team since he is likely a Type B player. He might feel used, but at least there is some use for the player who is reported to be a poor teammate. Before Daniel Nava awkwardly dove and missed Dayan Viciedo’s liner the Red Sox were mercifully eliminated by the Rays’ and Yankees’ victories. Boston’s ravaged squad can hold its head high as the team that held on the longest; they just need a neck brace to do so. Rich Hill notched his first career hold last night, and he didn’t back into the...


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