Bill Simmons reviews “Playmakers”

Ron Borges weighs in on Pedro. Chad Finn needs a hug. Mike Fine looks at yesterday’s well balanced Red Sox win. Alan Greenwood covers Pedro’s performance in beating the Mariners for the 12th straight time. Garry Brown says the negativity went too far this week. Win Bates says the Sox are sitting in a good spot. Bob Stern looks at “Papa Jack”, Red Sox hitting coach Ron Jackson.

Need a few more David Patten stories? Eric McHugh says that even though Patten’s place in Patriots history is secure, he’s not living in the past. Tom King says Patten is still a factor. Glen Farley says Patten isn’t on the bubble any longer. That’s a total of eight….count ’em EIGHT, Rene… stories on David Patten today. Slow news day. McHugh’s notebook looks at Kenyatta Jones and also at cutdown day.

Josh Ozersky wishes there were more Celtics stories during the summer.