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Sox Look to Spank Yanks, Salvage Series

If the Yankees are going to complete the Fenway sweep of the Red Sox they'll need a solid outing from Sir Sidney Alton Ponson. Ponson's career has been marked by wild inconsistency, but he's been oddly dependable on the mound this season. Jon Lester will take the ball for the Sox and Manny will be roaming left-field for now. How much longer he's in Boston is anyone's guess, but this time next week he could be playing somewhere along the Tigris.

I don't have any preferences: I could choose a team that offers me the best conditions or one in the chase for the postseason. I don't care where I play, I can even play in Iraq if need be. My job is to play baseball.


That's exactly where we need Manny, a war zone! That's it from me for today, so enjoy the game and the rest of your night. This was my final weekend as a weekend host, but next week I become Weekend Editor Jack Kogod.

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