I'm not pointing a finger at Ellsbury because I think he's a pretty tough kid. I guess my point is you're not always going to be 100 percent. I don't know if we can wait for guys always to be 100 percent or we won't ever be able to field a team. ... We try to be protective, but at the same time, we want guys to understand the responsibility that every game here is really a big deal.Curt Schilling says he's about a week or 10 days away from throwing for the first time since last December. "I feel great. I feel strong. I feel everything I'm supposed to feel."
Sean McAdam notes that "six weeks into the season, the team has been without its regular everyday lineup more often than not", yet the Red Sox are atop the AL East.