It’s too infrequently that I hand out “attaboys” on this site. So today, I’m going to start off with two.

First, John Dennis. The WEEI morning co-host did an outstanding job this morning in the interview with’s Lester Munson on the topic of Michael Vick’s indictment this week.

Dennis’ questions were on-point, and he was able to clarify several points by making appropriate analogies to other situations, such as how Vick could get charged with conspiracy in the matter, even if he wasn’t present for the events. Dennis compared it to the “guy who drives the getaway car getting charged with murder when the bank guard gets killed inside.”

While Munson was a very knowledgeable guest on the topic, Dennis’ questioning made the interview even better. Some of his other comments this morning may have been questionable, but for the Munson interview, he was spot on.

The second goes to Tony Massarotti. He turned in two quality articles in the Herald this morning. The first one, regarding Boston’s rapidly-shrinking lead in the AL East, expressed appropriate concern at things going on around the Red Sox, but stopped short of fanning the flames to stir up panic among the masses.

His second article which focused on possible trading partners for the Red Sox, was a good overview of what the team might be trying to do at the trading deadline, and which teams might be a good fit. The article was very easy to scan and read, and while it wasn’t a deep look at the situation, it was informative enough to keep your interest.

I’ll try to do this more often, as it is at times easy to overlook some of the quality work that is put out there every day in this market.

Gordon Edes held a Red Sox chat this afternoon.

David Gassko of The Hardball Times examines whether the Red Sox are collapsing, or just unlucky.

Bob Ryan highly recommends a visit to the exhibit entitled “The Glory Days: New York Baseball from 1947-57,” which is currently at the Museum of the City of New York.

Albert Breer assesses the Patriots running backs. Mike Reiss looks at the offensive line, and Erik Scalavino looks over the wide receivers.

Tom Casale has another edition of the Ask PFW mailbag.

John Tomase, writing for The Sporting News, has a look at how Randy Moss will fit in with the Patriots.

Scouts Inc. has a Patriots preview on

Tom Curran has a Patriots preview video on

Mike Loftus has the Stanley Cup visiting Squantum.

Mike Freeman says that race will come into play in the Michael Vick case.


7:00pm, NESN – White Sox @ Red Sox

Starting Lineup:

Coco Crisp, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Manny Ramirez, LF
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Wily Mo Pena, RF
Julio Lugo, SS