“Grady” Francona?

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Red Sox
It was deja vu all over again as Pedro Martinez surrendered the tying and winning runs to the Bombers in the 8th inning last night at a point in the game when most of Red Sox nation felt he should have been safely on the bench wearing a warm-up jacket. The loss puts the home nine 5.5 games behind in the division, and was the proverbial nail in the coffin to their already faint hopes of a division title. Game stories, complete with telling quotes from Pedro, are filed by the Globe’s Bob Hohler, who remembers a request Terry Francona made of the fans at last winter

Random Quote

There were obvious ethical questions (consumer fraud, anyone?) about holding out ALL of his starters and regulars in the final exhibition.

— Kevin Mannix, Boston Herald, 09/05/04