The Red Sox take on the Angels in a big series this weekend at Fenway Park. Keep up with the coverage on the Red Sox Daily Links page, and get the view from the opposition in the pages of the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Expect plenty of trade talk this weekend as well, with the MLB trading deadline coming up on Monday.
The Red Sox will be featured in both National games this weekend as tomorrow’s game is on FOX and Sunday is on ESPN. Viewers on Sunday will be reprieved of having to listen to Joe Morgan alongside Jon Miller as Morgan will be attending the Hall of Fame induction in the afternoon. Orel Hershiser will fill in for Morgan and Bonnie Bernstein will be the third member of the crew as she continues to fill in for Peter Gammons.
* Now that training camp is upon us, there will be daily stories in the papers on the Patriots. Keep up with them on the Patriots Daily Links page. Be sure to also check out the Patriots Game Day Page, the full training camp preview is now posted, including a position-by-position examination of the roster.
* A shout out to the Football Outsiders, who celebrate their third anniversary today. The site continues to grow nicely into their role as the gridiron version of Baseball Prospectus, and founder Aaron Schatz is an under-used resource for local TV and radio programming.
* Nice to hear Sean McDonough on the local radio this week as he guest hosted alongside Michael Holley. We could’ve used less lament from McDonough over losing the Red Sox gig to Don Orsillo, but all in all, it was good to have Sean back on the radio.
Of course, Glenn Ordway, Pete Sheppard and company proved themselves to be the class acts that we all know them to be by not participating in a “crossover” segment between the two shows and then making fun of and ripping McDonough once safely ensconced in their own program.
* It was also great to hear Gary Gillis on Friday in with Holley. Since leaving Channel 7 Gillis has been out of the sports media eye, to the point that Gerry Callahan joked during the crossover that he thought Gillis had died.
* New on the bookshelves this month is Interviews from Red Sox Nation by David Laurila. It is a compilation of interviews that he has done for the RedSoxNation.net web site. It includes dozens of interviews from players from minor league prospects to Red Sox legends as well as media figures and long time fans and observers. The book is published by Maple Street Press and is available now.
National Media Columns
Lots of Harold Reynolds items sprinkled among these links:
Jim Baker, Nashua Telegraph – Media returns to normal after two Americans take wins abroad.
Richard Sandomir, New York Times – Statistics on the Spot for Yankees’ Broadcasts.
Andrew Marchand, New York Post -There’s A Tough Road Ahead For Reynolds.
Andrew Marchand, New York Post – Call It The Wayne Event: Chrebet Eyed For SNY Jet Shows.
Neil Best, New York Newsday – Boss still draws rabid attention.
Bob Raissman, New York Daily News – Sid (Rosenberg) may soon sign back on.
Michael McCarthy, USA Today – NFL, cable operators square off.
Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – ESPN reporter regrets Soriano ‘scoop’.
Aaron Bracy, Courier Post – Starting 30th year, (Merrill) Reese still has love for game.
Bob Smizik, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Pirates nearing radio deal.
Laura Nachman, Bucks County Courier Times – Gudel still cooking on Comcast SportsNet.
Jane McManus, Westchester Journal News – Blogs blurring the lines.
Roger Brown, Cleveland Plain Dealer – FSN Ohio talks exclusive with Cavs.
Jim Sarni, South Florida Sun Sentinel – Boog and Zaslow are radio’s dynamic duo.
Dave Darling, Orlando Sentinel – ESPN knows countdowns.
Judd Zulgad, Minneapolis Star-Tribune – Gophers’ radio airwaves will become a beer-free zone.
Chris Zelkovich, Toronto Star – TV poker holds hot hand.
David Barron, Houston Chronicle – Houston Symphony to tackle music of NFL.
Dan Caesar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – KTRS soars, but KMOX is No. 1.
Michael Lev, Orange County Register – (Al) Michaels turns page in broadcasting life.
Jim Carlisle, Ventura County Star – NBC’s pregame show strives to be different.
Larry Stewart, Los Angeles Times – Replay Edit Wasn’t a Conspiracy.
Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News – He’s in town for his favorite thing.
Jay Posner, San Diego Union Tribune – Don’t look for sports fix at 7/39, at least not at 5.