Very quick update this morning, as there isn’t time for normal links. Gordon Edes has more with Nomar about his injury, the trade and his bitterness towards the Red Sox. Bill Simmons also weighs in on Nomar’s departure and has a quite a number of interesting items and thoughts. Lenny Megliola looks at how quickly Nomar fell, and wistfully remembers his glory days. Bob Ryan knows we’re being hustled by someone here, but can’t quite figure which side is doing it. Joe Sullivan says life at Fenway will never be the same for him now. Jeff Horrigan has reaction from Nomar’s former Red Sox teammates. Steve Buckley (subscription only) says that the Red Sox front office had grave doubts about Nomar’s commitment to winning this season.
Sox win in Tampa, game stories from Bob Hohler…Jeff Horrigan…Steven Krasner…David Heuschkel and David Borges. Mike Shalin looks at Tim Wakefield’s birthday outing. Krasner has a look at the Red Sox new element of speed. Heuschkel’s notebook looks at Bellhorn’s broken thumb. Borges’ notebook also looks at Bellhorn, and Dave Roberts joining the team. Krasner’s notebook looks at the infield shuffle. Hohler’s notebook and Horrigan’s notebook both have more on Bellhorn.
Kevin Mannix looks at the Patriots options at nose tackle. Michael Parente calls it the battle of the bulge. Kevin McNamara has a look at Keith Traylor. Michael Smith looks at Rodney Bailey going on the IR. Alan Greenberg looks at James Williams, refusing to become the fourth offensive lineman to retire in camp in as many years. Parente’s notebook looks at Brandon Gorin. McNamara’s notebook looks at the dog days of camp. Smith’s notebook says that Bill Belichick actually enjoys this time of year.
Mark Murphy has an overview of the Celtics Schedule.
Bill Griffith has a look at the very publicized divorce between Nomar and the Red Sox. John Molori says that Red Sox ownership and management is a “witless group of buffoons” and is the real curse on the team.
NESN has Red Sox/Devil Rays at 7:00. CN8’s Sports Pulse will have Shira Springer in to talk Celtics tonight at 10:00.