Bob Numeier was once again joined by Sean McAdam on WEEI. Baseball talk continued, trying to figure out this team, talking about the strike. Eddie Andelman had his show from Worcester to honor the Little League champions and WWZN’s new affiliate there. This show was another mostly non-sports affair. Bert Sugar was on. ’nuff said. Sean McDonough was joined by Mike Giardi and Steve Burton, and Charlie Steiner spent a good amount of time on the show waxing about the greatness of the Yankees. Quite nauseating. With the Jamal Anderson deal falling apart, (WWZN was way behind in reporting why) McDonough pointed out that the Touchback twins Borges and Cafardo had been criticizing Belichick yesterday on air for not telling the whole story about the Anderson deal. They were insisting that it was all a done deal yesterday and that Belichick just was being difficult and not releasing any details. They also had a short piece with Tony Clark, who didn’t say a whole lot, but that he has his cell phone on 24/7 these days and that the players have to keep their “emotional concerns” about September 11th separate from the labor talks. Kevin Paul Dupont joined the crew after McDonough left at 5:00.

Del Jones of the Patriot Ledger says Manny has not been the problem with this team. The Sox other Ramirez, Hanley has also been on an incredible tear and is eating up the league with the Lowell Spinners, Chaz Scoggins of the Lowell Sun reports on Ramirez. Bill Simmons reviews Hoosiers in detail. Today’s NFL Preview section looks at the coaches in the league. The section has a panel of ESPN experts each picking their top NFL coach, none of whom mention Belichick. John Madden, in his article does. If you’re wondering what Chad Ford says about the Celtics in the ESPN Insider section, it boils down to this, they shouldn’t have lost Rodney Rogers, they need a point guard, (He suggests they get Rafer Alston) and they need to give the ball to Kedrick Brown and get him in the rotation. Ford says Brown might be the teams best man on man defender and was the only player in the summer league to “put the clamps” on Richard Jefferson. Ford says Brown could be very very good.