Michael Silverman in the Clubhouse Insider blog says that a day has not yet been struck, but that the sides are close enough that Scott Boras and Matsuzaka are flying to Boston on John Henry’s private jet along with the Red Sox brain trust.

The traffic to the Herald website seems to have pretty much crushed the server. Getting to the Red Sox blog is either incredibly slow or impossible right now.

12:36 PM – Gordon Edes also has the news on the Extra Bases blog. His source says “You can assume that a deal is done or close.”

If you’re really bored and want to track the flight, you can do it at that link.

In other news, Allen Iverson has not been traded yet and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

Bill Simmons weighs in on Iverson.