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The Good. The Bad. The Ug– um… Gritty.


It’s the BEST July ever. Really.

“We’ve been playing good ball. We just have to keep it rolling. We don’t have that big of a lead in the division, so we have to play good baseball,” Dustin Pedroia said Sunday after the Red Sox wrapped up one of the best months of July in team history by beating the Chicago White Sox 5-3.

The BAD.

Clay Buchholz has a stress fracture. As a gal who has had many… they super-suck. And sometimes take awhile to diagnose.

The right-hander was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Sunday to make room for new acquisition Erik Bedard, and he will see a back specialist Monday in Los Angeles. If the move to the 60-day DL is dated from when he went on the DL June 19, he will have to miss at least a few more weeks.

The Gritty.

Nixing one hypochondriac trade for another.

The initial word that Harden was dealt to the Red Sox led to several predictable jokes about his health. The trade was nixed after medical information was given to the Sox, forcing them to turn to Bedard, a guy with a similar mix of talent and risk. It’s a lot to ask of Mike Reinold and the Sox medical staff, adding a known risk on top of the current situations they’re dealing with.

The Gritty… um… The Gritty-er.

We’ve still got lots of baseball left. Plenty of time for dreams to die…

Hi, Cleveland.


  1. August 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I was never in favor of the Harden deal. The Texas Rangers had him for about a year, and we hardly ever saw him. He did diddly squat for them. I really question why the Sox had any interest in him at all.

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