Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-5

Embedded New York reporters, in number and in tone, have overtaken postgame press conferences in Fenway Park's red brick interview room.

When the 35,476 inside the yard rose and roared in solidarity in the bottom of the sixth inning last night, with David Ortiz about to be announced, they delivered an ovation equal to, if not greater than, anything that had cascaded through the stands to that point.

They cheered not for their MVP hopeful, but for an invisible hand behin...

You want him to be something he can't be right now. Curt Schilling was a god out of Greek mythology last season. He was Paul Bunyan, bigger than life, an indestructible action hero with the flesh wounds -- and bloody sock -- to prove it.

His heroics came at a price, and the burly righthander -- as well as the Red Sox -- are paying it now. Schilling hasn't been right since he gutted his way to a World Series title with a detached tendon in his right ankle. His surreal nu...