First, from ESPN Boston:

Beginning on April 3, fans can catch “The Boston Baseball Pre-game Show,” which will air every Monday – Friday from 6pm – 7pm. The show, hosted by 890 ESPN’s Kevin Winter, will provide fans with everything they need to know about the upcoming Red Sox game, and will highlight news from around the league. The show will also feature insight and interviews with some of the game’s most respected reporters including – Peter Gammons, Buster Olney and other Boston and ESPN baseball insiders. Gammons will also have three weekly call-ins to 890 ESPN programming, including one to “The Mike Felger Show” on Thursdays at 4:20 pm.

The Boston Baseball Pre-Game Show makes for a great addition to our already extensive baseball programming,” said program director Len Weiner. “And it’s great to have experts like Peter Gammons and Buster Olney to provide so much baseball insight and analysis.”

The show will also feature the latest news from Fenway Park, as 890 ESPN’s Baseball reporter Mike Salk will provide live reports during the show. When the Red Sox are on the road, Winter will talk with beat writers and play-by-play announcers from the city where the Sox are playing. As a result of the show being added to the station’s lineup, “The Mike Felger Show,” which currently airs from 4 pm – 7 pm, will air from 3 pm – 6 pm.


Boston Magazine has a pair of Red Sox related stories this month. The first is How the Red Sox Got Their Groove Back from Seth Mnookin.

The second is a piece from Tony Massarotti’s new book Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits. The magazine piece is titled The Papi Monologues.


The BSMW Game Day page has version 2 of our Monster Mock Mashup.

Tom Verducci has learned that Daisuke “Matsuzaka’s gyroball is nothing more than media mythology, a promulgation the pitcher delightfully enjoys.”

Jessica Camerato has Doc Rivers enjoying watching his young team win.

David Borges has a look how the small town of Camden produced two big league announcers in Joe Castiglione and George Grande.

Mike Fine says that the Celtics might’ve learned a good lesson from last Wednesday night.

Bill Simmons answers some questions, serves up some links, and talks Holy Cross hoops.

Jared Puffer goes behind the scenes with Patriots defensive lineman Le Kevin Smith.


7:00pm, ESPN – NCAA Women’s Regional Final – Tenn/Miss
7:00pm, ESPN2 – NIT – W. Virginia/Miss. St.
7:30pm, NESN – Bruins @ Senators
7:30pm, Versus – Devils @ Islanders
9:00pm, ESPN2 – NIT – Clemson/Air Force
9:00pm, ESPN – NCAA Women’s Regional Final – Purdue/UNC
10:30pm, Versus – Kings @ Sharks