Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 6-2

We'll never know, of course, how much compassion Red Sox fans would have shown Tim Wakefield if they didn't have Grady Little to kick around.

(And you may never hear a better summation of Little's tenure with the Sox than the WEEI caller who yesterday afternoon referred to the jettisoned Sox skipper as the "Howard Dean of managers -- two good years, five bad minutes.")

But no one is more appreciative than Wakefield that nine years of wearing the Red Sox uniform -- a ...