Sox Steal Headlines, Ace

The Red Sox continue to make headlines, as word got out last night from Peter Gammons that they had agreed in principle to a deal that would bring 25 year old pitcher Josh Beckett to Boston along with third baseman Mike Lowell in exchange for prospects Hanley Ram

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Personally, I think it’s Pedro’s new Shaughnessy hairstyle that might be messing him up, but whatever is going on, Martinez needs to get back on track or he can forget about George Steinbrenner dangling many millions for many years on a guy with John Burkett stuff.

— Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, Sept 9th, 2004.