The Red Sox and Indians enjoyed another day off from playing games but spent Wednesday getting in some workouts. The biggest news to come out of Boston is that Bobby Kielty will probably start in right field in Game 1 instead of J.D. Drew. The reason is that Kielty has great numbers against C.C. Sabathia. He is 9 for 29 (.310) with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs. Kielty is hitless in 9 postseason at-bats. No word yet on the roster for the ALCS but I am sure that will be announced today or tomorrow and when it is, I’ll be sure to pass it along. It’s been boring without baseball but at least the NLCS starts tonight. Predictions to come later. So to keep you busy while you await our picks, let’s take a look at the headlines from the Boston and Cleveland area media on this dreary Soxtober morning.
Varitek stays productive at and behind plate [Boston Globe]
Time to shine [The Plain Dealer]
A closer inspection [Boston Herald]
Wedge sticks to rotation [Akron Beacon Journal]
Manny On A Power Drive [Hartford Courant]
Dice-K â€˜comfortableâ€™ taking Jacobs Field mound [Pro Jo]
Kielty is expecting to see Sabathia [Boston Globe]
Wedge has grown [The Plain Dealer]
Mirror images [Boston Herald]
With Wakefield, It’s Working Out [Hartford Courant]
Hard to beat Pedroia as a ball player, but heâ€™s an easy out playing cribbage [Pro Jo]
For more headlines and stories, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Hartford Courant, Providence Journal, The Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal websites.