Here’s a look at the June 2007 issue of Boston Sports Review.
In the Bit and Pieces section that leads off the magazine, we’re treated to an Ex-Files feature from Mike Scandura on former Red Sox first baseman Dave Stapleton, who has some interesting things to say about not being put in for Bill Buckner in that infamous 1986 World Series game 6.
Bill Keefe has a Q&A with soccer standout Kristine Lilly. David Scott looks at the Metro’s GameDay magazine distributed around Fenway park on days the Red Sox play home games. John Molori has a Q&A with NESN’s Tom Caron.
Albert Breer has the cover story with a feature on new Patriots receiver Randy Moss. Breer looks into Moss’ background to find out what kind of person he really is. He uncovers a player who won in high school, won in college, won for the first five years in the pros, but who got frustrated in the losing situations of the last several years and allowed his mind to wander. Breer also has a sidebar on Patriots first round draft pick Brandon Meriweather.
Bob Halloran says Boston fans should prepare for back-to-back parades this fall and winter.
Alex Speier looks at new Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo and specifically the energy that he brings to the Red Sox, both in the field and at the top of the lineup. Lugo hopes to be viewed in Boston as Orlando Cabrera is, hoping that his passion for the game will be a good match for the passion of the Boston fans. Speier also has a sidebar article on Julian Tavarez, and his quest to communicate with all his teammates, his latest target being Daisuke Matsuzaka as he attempts to learn Japanese and encourage Dice-K to speak English.
Ian Browne has a piece on Tim Wakefield, who vows to keep in the best shape possible so that he can pitch as long as he wants without his body betraying him. Mike Scandura looks at PawSox pitcher Devern Hansack and his long journey back to professional baseball in America. David Laurila has a quick Q&A with Lancaster righthander Justin Masterson.
Lenny Megliola has a look at Celtics legend Robert Parish, who really wants to get back into the game as a coach, but finds himself frustrated at the lack of opportunities.
Matt Kalman profiles Bruins prospect David Krejci, who one veteran compares to Adam Oates. Krejci is among a group of young Bruins that includes Mark Stuart, Matt Lashoff and Petr Kalus who give the Bruins hope for the future.
Mike Biglin checks in with Revolution midfielder/forward Khano Smith. Mark Schmiedel reports on some of the young racers in the NASCAR Busch East Series.
Dave Irons looks at a number of major golf resorts in New England’s North country.
David Scott recalls a 1999 interview he did with Randy Moss for Sport magazine, where he describes the receiver as ‘both immature and wise in alternating doses.”