As for the Tagboard, perhaps it may return at some point, but no guarantees. It’s a bit of a harsh action, taking the whole thing down for the irresponsible and stupid actions of a few. (Hello, “Tom Gordon”) But that’s the only solution I see at the moment. The board was fantastic for allowing on-going discussion of whatever was happening on air at the moment, or debating the merits of different media people. But the negatives were too great, and after receiving a few nasty, threatening emails yesterday, it’s just not worth it to me to keep the tagboard going. As mentioned earlier, I’m looking at other alternatives, and this temporary setback, may even lead to bigger and better things for this site. But for now, after being away all day yesterday and coming back late at night, I was so ashamed of what took place on there, that I’m angry. Thanks for ruining a great thing, “Tom” and buddies. Look here in the next few days for a new way to discuss the Boston Sports Media.
The Dauber comes back to haunt the Sox. He got a little choked up about it talking about it afterwards. David Heuschkel provides probably the most detail on Daubach and the circumstances that led to his departure last winter. Bob Hohler and Jeff Horrigan also focus on Daubach as the centerpiece of their stories. Sean McAdam doesn’t focus on Daubach, rather he points to the silence of the Red Sox bats for the second time in three games as the reason for the loss. Nick Cafardo takes a closer look at Daubach and how he misses Boston. The curse of Tony Massarotti strikes. The same day his article stating Sox starters had not lost a game in June comes out, Wakefield suffers the loss as a starter last night. Tony points out though, that Wake pitched pretty darned good last night. Continuing his five part series, Howard Bryant today looks at the emphasis on offense that has caused pitching to suffer and hitters to turn to any advantage they can to get ahead. In his pay column Steve Buckley has another article on the Boston Braves, he looks at the son of a member of the Braves who has returned to Boston to work, and to umpire little league games. Jimmy Logan’s father, Johnny, made his MLB debut on the 1951 Boston Braves. Massarotti’s second article of the day looks at “interim closer” Brandon Lyon, who really has done nothing to lose the job, he is perfect in save chances and his ERA is a full three runs lower (4.23 to 1.13) in those opportunities. Hohler’s notebook reports that Bobby Howry is done for the season. Horrigan’s notebook also reports on Howry and a couple other items. McAdam’s notebook focuses on Daubach and his emotional night.
While the Bruins still have not managed to organize a press conference to announce Mike Sullivan as head coach, they did manage to raise their ticket prices once again. Kevin Paul Dupont and Stephen Harris report on the price hikes. Russ Conway says the Bruins look foolish for the aborted press conference the other day. Mick Colageo says that the Bruins face much more than just the prospect of needing a new coach this offseason. Douglas Flynn says its hard to get excited about Mike Sullivan being named coach of the Bruins. James Murphy feels Terry O’Reilly would be a better choice. Howard Bryant has a pay column in which he condemns the silence of the Bruins management and lack of communication skills. He compares them to the Red Sox under Dan Duquette. He says things will not get better until the Jacobs regime is out. Dupont’s notebook looks at the hold on the coaching announcement.
Jackie MacMullan looks at the NBA draft, she notes that this is not a draft for instant gratification. Mark Murphy says the Celtics have plenty of options in this draft. Christopher Price takes a look at the Celtics needs and what they might get. Shira Spinger reports that the Celtics have decided not to bring back strength coach Shaun Brown.
Bill Griffith reports on Gene Lavanchy leaving channel 7. John Molori had the story in a special email MediaBlitz yesterday, and looks at Lavanchy’s new opportunity mornings at Fox25. Jim Baker in his pay column mentions Joe Amorosino as a possible candidate for promotion to Lavanchy’s old job.
Luke Meredith looks at Jason Kidd dresses and Roger Clemens propensity for saying dumb things.
NESN has Red Sox/White Sox at 2:00 this afternoon.