A summary of the April edition of Boston Sports Review.
Kevin Callahan leads off with a look at the American women taking center stage in Monday’s Boston Marathon.
This month’s Fan Focus is on diehard Red Sox can Marge Callahan, who has followed the Red Sox since the Ted Williams days. In The Ex-Files, Lenny Megliola catches up with former Red Sox infielder Rico Petrocelli. Q & A profiles local WWE wrestler Kenny Dykstra. Joe Lavin’s comedy column looks at gifts for millionaire athletes who already have it all.
David Laurila talks to Bill Nowlin about the book The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field which was put together and edited by Nowlin and Dan Desrochers.
In Media Monitor, David Scott looks at reaction to the tragic passing of Hartford Courant sportswriter Alan Greenberg, Cedric Maxwell’s remark about NBA referee Violet Palmer, and Ron Borges being suspended by the Boston Globe for plagiarizing large sections of an NFL Sunday Notes column in the paper. This month’s Meet the Media sidebar with John Molori catches up with WHDH-TV sports director and anchor Joe Amorosino. Mark Schmiedel talks with Rhode Island’s Allen Bestwick, who joined ESPN’s NASCAR coverage this season.
The magazine has a pretty extensive Red Sox preview section, with the following articles:
David Scott has the magazine’s cover story on Daisuke Matsuzaka. Alex Speier says that the Red Sox starting rotation looks terrific, provided the pitchers can stay healthy all season. Lenny Megliola also examines the sky-high expectations that surround Matsuzaka. Ian Browne has a feature on new Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell. Speier also has 10 questions for the Sox. The first of which (Who will handle the ninth?) has already been answered. Bob Halloran is decidedly on the fence about the Red Sox this season.
Albert Breer has a detailed look at the Patriots wants and needs heading into this month’s NFL draft. He also has a sidebar looking at the Patriots aggressive free agent moves this offseason.
Matt Kalman has a piece on Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, who it turns out has a strong environmental conscience.
Kevin Henkin has a look at second year forward Ryan Gomes of the Celtics, who hopes that the Celtics can keep their core of young players together as he feels they’re learning to play and win together. Henkin’s sidebar states that the Celtics should have a permanent tribute to Red Auerbach on their uniforms or on the parquet floor.
In the last section of the magazine, Mike Biglin looks at the New England Revolution gearing up for another MLS run, Dave Irons has Brad Faxon getting involved in golf course design and Kevin Callahan remembers Alberto Salazar’s shining moment in the 1982 Boston marathon.
David Scott closes out things with a look at Curt Schilling’s new career as a superstar blogger.
Boston Sports Review also encourages you to vote in their Boston Sports Bar poll.
The magazine also has a new radio program on ESPN Boston, Saturday mornings from 9-11 with Mike Salk and David Scott.