The Red Sox continued their winning ways last night with a 4-1 win over the Tigers at Fenway. Bob Hohler looks at the Sox getting their ninth win in ten games. Tony Massarotti says the Tigers are just the latest victims of the new-style Red Sox. Sean McAdam says that right now, there is not much to dislike about this Red Sox team. Ken Davis looks at Bronson Arroyo getting the win at home – a place he has struggled at times this year. Garry Brown looks at another encouraging outing for Arroyo. Nate Thompson looks at the Sox as they keep on rollin’. Dan Shaughnessy says the trade of Nomar is what has turned the season around for the Sox. If you’re sick of talking about Nomar, get used to it. This is going to be a story for months to come. I don’t like it, but that’s how it is. Lenny Megliola says the Red Sox are hitting their stride at just the right time. The Herald has a couple subscription only columns one by Michael Gee and another by Steve Buckley, but I couldn’t read either one because the login screen was busted. (again)
Rich Thompson and Shira Springer look at Bronson Arroyo’s outing last night and how the righthander is trying to improve his performances at Fenway and how getting standing ovations doesn’t hurt the cause. Alex Speier has a look at how Orlando Cabrera has gotten his swing back in order and is now one of the hottest hitters for the Sox. Joe Haggerty looks at Doug Mirabelli making the most of his opportunity to play a few games straight. Thompson looks at what Jason Varitek has been doing during his suspension. Springer has a piece on Carlos Pena hoping to keep up his hot hitting in some familiar surroundings. Massarotti’s notebook looks at Trot Nixon, hoping to start taking batting practice next week. Hohler’s notebook also has a number of injury updates. The ProJo notebook also looks at Trot. Davis’ notebook looks at David Ortiz’s comments from Wednesday night about hitting fourth. Thompson’s notebook says that Doug Mientkiewicz should only miss a couple games with his injury. Brown’s notebook looks at the Sox playing without a backup catcher.
Alan Greenberg looks at the Patriots practicing in pads all week in preparation for the Panthers. He also has an interesting look at Bill Belichick fondly recalling his days as a defensive coordinator. Kevin Mannix knows how to build a team. He has the roster all picked out and ready to go for the opener. Ian M Clark looks at the buildup down in Carolina for the Super Bowl “rematch”. Tom Curran says that the Patriots prefer not to look back at the Super Bowl. The same can’t be said for those Panthers. Michael Parente looks at one of Belichick’s methods for duplicating crowd noise…rock music. Adam Kilgore looks at Scott Farley, the only Massachusetts native in camp for the Patriots. Chris Kennedy says that the Patriots remain a work in progress. Curran’s notebook looks at Mike Cloud. Parente’s notebook looks at the pumped up Panthers. Kennedy’s notebook has more on Scott Farley. Kilgore’s notebook has Bill Belichick enjoying the happy ending of the Super Bowl film from last season.
Bill Griffith looks at the Olympic coverage, but also raises the possibility of an all-Patriots TV channel, similar to what the Cowboys have done. Jim Baker also has a look at the Olympic coverage and not a single mention of the WEEI Radiothon today. Glad to see bygones are bygones with ol’ Jim. John Howell looks at Jim Nantz, doing Golf coverage, but also having to deal with the added responsibility of being CBS’ new top NFL play-by-play man. Andrew Neff looks at WEEI’s Jimmy Fund Radiothon today, and has some other media items. Scott’s Shots for today includes a big thumbs down to the Big Show, some Globe v. Herald dissection and a college hoops game of local (sort of) interest.
CBS4 will have Red Sox/Tigers at 7:00. FOX will have Redskins/Rams Preseason NFL at 8:00.