David Scott has a look at the memo issued by NESN late last week, which puts limitations on the Red Sox highlights that can be used by other TV stations in town. In addition, no Red Sox highlights can be shown anywhere else while the game is still in progress.
A copy of the memo is included in the post.
Amalie Benjamin has Curt Schilling following his practice of pitching to minor leaguers in spring training so that teams he faces in the regular season don’t get an extra look at him. Jeff Horrigan has Schilling using the afternoon to really feature his new changeup, as he threw 19 of them on the afternoon. You can get Schilling’s own thoughts on the outing on his 38Pitches blog.
Sean McAdam has the Red Sox changing up the way they scout opponents – and use that information. Karen Guregian has Kevin Millar up to his usual tricks yesterday as he faced his old teammates. Alex Speier in the Manchester Union Leader had quite a feature on J.D. Drew yesterday, and the perception that the new Red Sox outfielder doesn’t care.
Guregian also has Kyle Snyder grateful to Curt Schilling for some advice he gave him four years ago, before they were ever teammates. Speier in the Metro today has a look at Gabe Kapler adjusting to life as a manager.
The Herald notebook has Kason Gabbard continuing to gain confidence and open eyes with his performance in spring training. The Globe notebook has more horsing around from Kevin Millar. McAdam’s notebook has more on another strong outing from Gabbard.
There was a lot to like about the Celtics in Texas this weekend, as they gave Dallas all they could handle on Friday night and followed that up by beating the Spurs in San Antonio for the first time since Larry Bird was still suiting up for the green. Steve Bulpett has the Celtics displaying a bright future than even Tim Duncan can see and acknowledge. Peter May looks at whether the Celtics can use this win as a starting point for turning things around. He also has Spurs coach Gregg Popovich saying it would only be fair for the Celtics to land Greg Oden in the lottery after losing out on Tim Duncan 10 years ago.
While it may have been a good weekend for the Celtics, it was the opposite for the Bruins, who laid a massive egg on Saturday against the Rangers, the team they’re chasing for the final playoff spot. The Rangers dominated the Bruins 7-0. Fluto Shinzawa says that the performance of the team canceled out a scheduled day off that the team was supposed to have had yesterday. Stephen Harris has the Bruins stuck between building a young base for the future and being pressured to win now. Mick Colageo has a look at the struggles of Dennis Wideman since coming over to the Bruins.
Mike Rocha has Steve DeOssie participating in yesterday’s New Bedford Half Marathon. The former NFL linebacker and current Big Show co-host is training for next month’s Boston Marathon.