Let the controversy begin!
Back In Boston
Confusion Looms Over Obstruction Call -- Scott Lauber, Boston Herald
The plot thickens, as the umpiring crew says that Ellsbury wasn't called out on interference, but was legitimately caught at second base.
Francona: Sox Playing Varitek As Salty Tries To "Earn Stripes" -- Alex Speier, WEEI
Let's stop beating around the bush here: Salty isn't cutting it, and neither will Jason Varitek in the long term. The Sox are in need of a new catcher, not an old one.
Carl Crawford Featured In E:60 - Running Man -- ESPN
Lowrie Is No Longer Sold Short -- Chad Finn, Boston Gloe
Kyle Weiland Follows The Words of Warren Spahn -- Dan Hoard, Heard It From Hoard
Around The AL East
Jays 6, Yankees 5 -- Hugo, Bluebird Banter
Jays Activate Frank Francisco, Send Jesse Litsch to Vegas -- Tom Dakers, Bluebird Banter
I like to read this as "the Red Sox knocked Jesse Litsch out of the majors," but that seems a bit conceited.
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 6 (The View From The Other Side) -- 3460Kuri, Pinstripe Alley
Orioles 11, Twins 0 -- Stacey, Camden Chat
Taking pitches and walks in the AL East -- Stacey, Camden Chat
If there's one thing the Red Sox have no problem at all with, it's taking walks.
Rays 2, White Sox 1 -- KenWo4Life, South Side Sox
The Legend of Sam Fuld Shall Never Die -- Rob Neyer, Baseball Nation
MLB In General
Angels' Brandon Wood Designated For Assignment -- Grant Brisbee Baseball Nation
The mighty, falling, etc.
King Felix Not On The Trading Block -- Geoff Baker, Seattle Times