Another big night for Boston. 3 games, 3 wins. First of all, it seems the outage on Fox Sports NE was limited to the seacoast area of NH-ME. Viewers in Massachusetts had no such issues. The feed was not restored until close to 11:00 PM during some post-game activities. The picture going out was during the streak in the 4th when they fell behind, and was about the same time Kyle McLaren decked Richard Zednick. During the Red Sox game yesterday, WEEI.com also had it’s on air stream going for at least the first 3 innings of the game. It’s supposed to be cut off and only MLB subscribers able to listen, but we’re not going to complain about being able to hear Pedro.
Sports pages are busy this morning. The legendary Red Fisher calls McLaren’s hit “The mother of all cheap shots” Kevin Paul Dupont says the rivalry is once again bitter. Steve Buckly somehow manages to compare McLaren to Carl Everett.
Dan Shaughnessy thinks he’s back in the old Garden. Bob Ryan says Pierce is a good guy to have on your side“. Ya think, Bob? NBA Commish David Stern claims to be happy that the Celtics are back. Stephen A. Smith reports that after the game Celtics broadcaster Cedric Maxwell made a throat-slashing gesture and declared the series over.
Jim Baker examines the trend of putting sportswriters all over the airwaves. He suggests that they are on because they’re cheap programming. TV’s answer to Sports Talk Radio.
Oh yeah, Pedro pitched a one-hitter and struck out 10 in 7 innings yesterday. Gordon Eades says he’s back in perfect rhythm. It speaks volumes of how far things have come, that Pedro’s comeback isn’t top news these days.
Instead of talking about all this sports action last night, D&C is devoting multiple segments to Michael Chiklis, appearing in studio. The Massachusetts native and star of the “Commish” is currently starring in the FX series “The Shield”. While Chiklis is interesting, WEEI is a “sports” station, and after last night, you’d think they would stick to what they’re supposed to be all about. People want to talk sports this morning. Should be interesting to see what spin Dale and Neumy put on the McLaren hit, as you know they’ll devote much of their 4 hour shift to it.