Sox stories from the afternoon papers. Mike Fine looks at the Sox finally getting all stars on the field for the first time at Fenway this year. Ken Lechtanski looks at a “grand” party for the local nine. Alan Greenwood and Chaz Scoggins look at the effort turned in by Curt Schilling last night. Gordon Wittenmyer of the St Paul Pioneer Press looks at how happy David Ortiz is to be in Boston, and how much the Twins miss him. He also looks at former Sox farmhand Lew Ford finally making Fenway Park debut…with the Twins. Fine’s notebook looks at Curtis Leskanic…thrilled to be with the Red Sox. Greenwood’s notebook also has a look at the newest Red Sox reliever.

Jon Heyman of Newsday says that Barry Bond’s comments about Boston last week were not out of line. Eric Wilbur addresses this topic in his blog today. Loran Smith looks at Fenway as a baseball monument. The Betting Fool, Steve Tandy, enjoyed the visit of Red Sox fans to San Francisco last weekend. Tom Caron has his Red Sox mailbag for the week.

Rob Bradford thinks at that the Celtics might be targeting high school center Robert Swift. Mike McGraw speculates on a possible big trade between the Bulls and Celtics involving Paul Pierce.

Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository has a nice profile on the Patriots’ Mike Vrabel. Glen Farley reports on Tully Banta-Cain getting his Super Bowl ring back. has launched the new webpage for Bill Simmons material: Sports Guy’s World.