NEW YORK -- The game was in the balance.

Nostalgia is sure to be a constant during Yankee Stadium's likely curtain call as a setting for hostilities between the

It seems odd now to think back to the time when Jed Lowrie's coaches tried to convince him to stop switch-hitting. In the major leagues and throughout his pro career, the 24-year-old has shown a striking ability to maintain his performance from both sides of the dish.

BALTIMORE -- Dustin Pedroia had never been thrown out of game. Not in Little League, high school, college, the minor leagues, or his relatively brief major league career.

BALTIMORE -- It might be nothing. But what if it is?

“How lucky I am to have been a member of the Boston Red Sox. A truly great organization headed by that wonderful man, Mr. Tom Yawkey.

BALTIMORE -- Kevin Millar had been through it as much as anyone.

BALTIMORE – Whenever I hear somebody try to voice some sort of introduction, the likes of which I’m going to be doing shortly, my mind immediately goes to one of the finest actors of our generation.  

It would not be an exaggeration to say that new Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay was the most coveted player on this summer's trade market.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two team sources denied a report that the Red Sox have acquired catcher Mike McKenry from Colorado for reliever Daniel Turpen.

"Twitterverse ahead of reality," said one of the sources.

Sox GM Theo Epstein had said on Monday that the team would explore trade options to acquire veteran catching depth. All the same, as of now, the team has not made a trade involving the 26-year-old McKenry, a catcher who is out of options.