“There’s a much different feeling when he takes the mound than any other guy. I admire it. I don’t know how to explain it. But I’m really glad he’s on my team.” —Josh Beckett’s longtime third baseman (and bodyguard) Mike Lowell.
“When you say stuff to Kenny, he’s going to say stuff back.” —Kenny Lofton on his fifth inning, benches-clearing shouting match with Sox ace Josh Beckett.
“I don’t get paid to make those [expletive] decisions. She’s a friend of mine, so it doesn’t bother me at all. Thanks for flying one of my friends to the game so that she could watch it for free.” —Josh Beckett on the Indians having ex-girlfriend Danielle Peck sing the national anthem.
“When we get the little guys on base, it’s a totally different situation.” —Big Papi, who, since he was talking about Pedroia (generously listed at 5’9″) and Lugo (generously listed at 175 lbs), we can only assume is being extremely literal.
“I’m trying to take this tie to Colorado.” —Manny being Manny, in the clubhouse after the game, in a garish purple tie.