David Heuschkel has Larry Lucchino reading the GM tea leaves and saying “We haven’t ruled anyone out yet.” Oh good, so I am still in the running…Sean McAdam has a similar piece, and says in it that the Sox would be interested in the Yankees Gene Michael, but that the Steinbrenner will forbid it. In the Herald, Tony Massarotti and Jeff Horrigan share the byline in a piece that has Seattle GM Pat Gillick expressing that he doesn’t wish to be a candidate, and has Sox management insisting that they want to keep Pedro, Nomar and Manny together “as long as possible”. Bob Hohler’s GM search piece also includes the information that Cliff Floyd, who stated he wants to come back here, rejected an offer from the Red Sox because his agents want to see what the market is like. Lenny Megliola has an interesting column on the Sox management and the offseason ahead of them.
Alan Greenberg says the D must improve or the Patriots could go 0 for October. Nick Cafardo reports that its too early to make a lot of assumptions about this Patriots team. Including that it is “too early to say the Patriots’ defense is growing old before our eyes.” Little shot at Felger there? Tom Curran looks at a “heartbroken” Robert Edwards. Michael Felger chats with Lawyer Milloy to figure out the defense. Cafardo’s notebook focuses in on the infamous ring picture a group of Patriots sent to the Dolphins. Mike Reiss insists that the Patriots run the ball. Felger’s notebook has more on Edwards.
Jackie MacMullan has a stinging article on Paul Gaston and the condition he left the Celtics in. Steve Bulpett has teammates praising the growth and maturity of Antoine Walker. Shira Springer’s notebook has a couple of the Celtics new additions struggling to keep up defensively. Bulpett’s notebook focuses more on the point guard position.
Chad Finn touches on all sports, and blasts the Boston media in the process.
As promised, NESN.com is no longer. Now you’re brought to the Boston.com website. The Bruins also now have their own Boston Globe pregame show, like the Red Sox. We’ll get to see Dan Shaughnessy breaking down the power play a few night a week now, eh?
FSNE has “New England Tailgate” at 7:00. ESPN Classic is showing game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Pistons at 9:00. (“Bird steals the inbounding pass…”) ABC Family has Diamondbacks/Cardinals at 4:00. Fox has Giants/Braves at 8:00. ESPN has Clemson/Florida State college football at 7:30, and ESPN2 has Minnesota/Illinois college football at 8:00. HBO has week four of “Inside the NFL” at 8:00.