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Even with the Red Sox being off on Thursday, you can bet that there were some stories in the local media.

Kevin Youkilis is quickly shaking off his nickname, “The Greek God of Walks”, with all the hits he’s had lately. []

The Red Sox pitchers are beginning to cool off after a hot start. [AP]

Gordon Edes has a great piece on the role of an official scorer. [Boston Globe]

Coco Crisp said AROD apologized on Wednesday for his hard slide into Dustin Pedroia the night before. [ProJo SoxBlog]

Sean McAdam tells us about the cold spots on the Red Sox right now. [Providence Journal]

Jon Lester was outstanding in his rehab start last night for the PawSox in a 3-2 victory writes Joe McDonald. [Providence Journal]

Nick Cafardo and/or Amalie Benjamin will try to confirm that AROD apologized yesterday with Dustin Pedroia today in Texas. [Extra Bases]

Steve Buckley says the Red Sox need to forget about NY and beat everyone else. [Boston Herald]

Jeff Horrigan tells us about Daisuke Matsuzaka, Big Papi, J.D. Drew, Julio Lugo, and Mike Lowell in his Red Sox notebook. [Boston Herald]

Kevin Youkilis’ defense has been top-notch writes Jeff Horrigan. [Boston Herald]

David Heuschkel tells us Terry Francona was majorly stressed in the Bronx on Wednesday night. [Hartford Courant]

And on another note, Bud Selig will have something to say about the Jason Giambi case in the next week or so. [Yahoo Sports/AP]