How about that Bob Ryan? The Celtics run this spring must really have gotten him juiced again. He’s turning out stories at prolific rate. No less than three (and a quarter) articles today, A well done game story for the doubleheader, a column on Sox Pitching coach Tony Cloninger, who 36 years ago today became the only pitcher to hit two grand slams in one game, and a Red Sox notebook article in which he acknowledges his error in calling Joe Torre the “skipper of the World Champions” yesterday. We like that. He also reports “with a straight face” on John Henry Williams injury. Next week, Ryan will fill in all week on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”. Tony Massarotti discusses Alan Embree’s heat. Karen Guregian says Damon is the right man for the All Star game. Mike Sullivan examines the performance and future of NH’s own Chris Carpenter. (Who I played High School basketball against)
Chad Finn of the Concord Monitor urges the Red Sox to get Jim Thome. Finn is a fine columnist for a smaller New England paper, separated from the politics of the larger papers, he gives an objective look at some of the rumors reported and whether they could be valid.
Shira Springer catches up with Darius Songalia, who is sounding more and more like a second round steal. Mark Cofman gives a brief Celtics notebook in the Herald and mentions some players who will be on the Summer League roster.
Patriots.com gives us a look at the Wide Receivers on the roster.
Former FOX25 sports anchor Bob Halloran attempts a Simmons-esque mailbag feature. We have yet another victim of the Curse of Dan Shaughnessy. A columnist for the Raleigh News & Observer writes about the suffering Red Sox fans and that the “Red Sox kicked off their traditional August implosion early this year.” (I thought it was an annual June Swoon?) Shaughnessy’s presence continues to creep into writers everywhere…
NESN has Red Sox/Blue Jays at 7:00. ESPN has Indians/Yankees at 7:00. ESPN2 is showing the 2001 Video yearbooks of all the AFC East teams, including the Patriots yearbook which airs at 9:30. That is followed by Dodgers/DiamondBacks at 10:00.