Just as Jacoby Ellsbury leaves Pawtucket to rejoin the Red Sox, Carl Crawford arrives at McCoy Stadium.
Jon Lester takes to Twitter to give his haters a chance to unload, to thank the fans "who remain positive and supportive", and to assure one and all that no one is "more disappointed" than the Red Sox at how they played in the first half and that they'll never quit.
Gary Tanguay and Steve Buckley discuss the second half outlook for Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester.
Althought David Ortiz has participated in numerous All-Star Games over the course of his career, they never get old to him. He loves going and trying to put on a show for the fans.
The second half of the Red Sox season begins on Friday, but before that, we take a look back at what has shaped the first half. There are five major reasons they stand at 43-43.WATCH: First half review: Total bleepfest