New allegations surrounding the Red Sox's former trainer and team doctor are the latest indicator of what one team source described as "open warfare" between various factions of the team's previous medical staff.
The owners of the Boston Red Sox were preoccupied with sagging TV ratings and hired marketing consultants who urged the team to place a greater emphasis on "good-looking stars," according to an excerpt from a book co-authored by Terry Francona.
It's hard enough to admit when it might be time to walk away, but when a pennant race is a factor, the decision may no longer be your own. John Smoltz might be facing that reality, writes Buster Olney. Plus a tribute to a sportswriting legend.
11:33 p.m. ET Why did Terry Francona allow Dice-K to start the eighth inning after the righty had thrown 107 pitches through seven? The first two hitters in the inning reached base (Akinori Iwamura and B.J. Upton both singled) before Francona final...