Mike Fine looks at the Red Sox tumbling out of first place last night after 25 days in that position. Bob Stern also has the dismal report from a steamy Fenway Park last night. Chaz Scoggins looks at Scott Kazmir once again silencing the Red Sox bats. Rob Bradford writes about Johnny Damon’s hitting streak coming to an end at 29 games.

David Ropeik on Boston.com has an article today looking at the lives and jobs of those who cover the Red Sox on a daily basis. David Heuschkel, Chris Snow, Karen Guregian, Steve Buckley and NESN producer Russ Kenn are among those interviewed for the article. All note the grind that the job can have on their lives, but are all very quick to acknowledge the perks that come with the job as well, as they have grown up with a love of sports. A quote from Buckley closes the article where he says “And this is not a job. It’s fun.”

John Molori’s Media Blitz reports on a local 22-year-old who was included in one of the nominations for the ESPY awards. He also applauds several WEEI personalities for their questioning and criticism of the Red Sox.

While WEEI is being applauded, a belated congratulations to Glenn Ordway for his being nominated for a Marconi Award. He was nominated for Major Market Personality of the Year. Here is a list of all nominees. The winners will be announced Sept 22nd.

Mike Reiss reports on the Patriots being interested in hosting the NFL Draft in the future.

Chad Finn gives us a Red Sox team picture on his blog. The Boston Phoenix has a Red Sox blog, written by Mike Miliard.