Out of town today, regular posting resumes tomorrow.
A look at the May 2007 issue of Boston Sports Review.
New Red Sox outfielder and number 5 hitter J.D. Drew appears on the cover of this edition.
BSR Bits and Pieces includes Lenny Megliola catching up with former Red Sox pitcher Tracy Stallard in the Ex-Files. In Fan Focus, Megliola talks to Red Sox fan Chip Case, a Wellesley College professor and one of the top economists in the country specializing in real estate.
Bill Keefe has a Q&A session with Red Sox merchandising exec Doreen Arsenault. David Laurila talks to NESN’s David McCarty in Media Monitor, while John Molori chats with Tony Massarotti, noting in his profile that “after losing out to Bob Neumeier for WEEI’s midday cohost slot in 2002, left WEEI to appear on WWZN AM 1510…” Joe Lavin looks at MLB taking time out of their crusade against steroids to rid baseball of a real menace: getting Johnny Pesky out of uniform and the Red Sox dugout during games.
Alex Speier has the cover story on J.D. Drew, noting in conclusion that “Boston may provide the last chance for J.D. Drew to reshape how his career will be remembered.”
Ian Browne has a story on Jonathan Papelbon setting his sights high (Hall of Fame) while planning on long term success in the Red Sox bullpen. Mike Scandura profiles PawSox catcher George Kottaras, who hopes to stick with the big club in the near future. Laurila also has a quick session with Beau Vaughan, who was drafted a round in front of Papelbon in 2003.
Bob Halloran uses the results of ESPN’s “Fan Satisfaction” poll to rip Boston Fans.
Albert Breer headlines the football section with a feature on new Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas. You see again from this piece just how great a fit Thomas appears to be for the Patriots and their variety of defensive looks.
Matt Kalman offers up a 2007 report card for the Boston Bruins.
Kevin Henkin does the same for the Boston Celtics.
The only “F” on either report card went to…Sebastian Telfair.
Mike Biglin profiles Revolution forward Adam Cristman, Bill Keefe has a look at Boston Cannons superstar Mikey Powell, who should be a regular in the Boston gossip pages.
Tom Gorman rates the eight public golf courses of Plymouth.
Sam Bernstein remembers 35 years ago when the Bruins won their last Stanley Cup.
Finally, BSMW’s own David Scott looks at the men who stole winter, as the once proud Bruins and Celtics franchises struggled through another embarrassing season at the Garden.