Jeff Horrigan has a look at an eventful day for Doug Mirabelli, who was gunned down on a sacrifice fly, but made up for it in his other at-bats yesterday. Amalie Benjamin also has Mirabelli atoning for his baserunning gaffe. Joe McDonald notes that yesterday’s win was a team effort. Jeff Goldberg has more on Mirabelli helping Wakefield to the milestone after messing up earlier on. Rom Chimelis has the Red Sox recovering from early mistakes to overtake the Orioles. Paul Jarvey also look at Mirabelli erasing his earlier mistake.
Steve Buckley has Tim Wakefield celebrating his 41st birthday with his 150th career win with the Red Sox. Carolyn Thornton has more on Wakefield showing the consistency that has gotten him this far. Daniel Malloy has J.D. Drew talking about the situation with his son and how the seriousness of it has affected him the last few days. Jim Donaldson has Doug Mirabelli saving face yesterday after messing up on the basepaths.
Stan Grossfeld has a feature on former Red Sox cult figure Rich Garces, now pitching for Nashua and dreaming of a return to the big leagues. Steven Krasner has a look at how Coco Crisp’s 20th steal of the season served as a spark for the Red Sox in the 7th inning.
Michael Silverman has Eric Gagne seeing his first action with the Red Sox yesterday.
Horrigan has David Ortiz talking about the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, which he used to cross every day on his way to the Metrodome when he played for the Twins.
Buckley has Dustin Pedroia talking about getting meet Bobby Doerr and what advice the Hall of Famer had for him about playing second base for the Red Sox. Malloy also has a look at the two generations of second basemen meeting up yesterday. Chimelis has more on the day honoring Doerr, 60 years after the first time the club did it.
Silverman has a minor league notebook in which the Red Sox director of player development talks about losing players that the organization has worked so hard to develop. Benjamin also has a minor league notebook, and examines the struggles of 2006 first round pick Daniel Bard.
Horrigan’s notebook has J.D. Drew putting things in perspective as he talks about the surgery his 17-month-old son needed this week. Benjamin’s notebook has more on Wakefield getting win number 150 with the Red Sox. The Projo notebook has Eric Gagne getting a chance to show the fans what he can do. Goldberg’s notebookhas more on the issues with Drew’s son. Chimelis’ notebook has more on Gagne’s debut. Jarvey’s notebook also looks at the seriousness of the issue with Drew’s son.
Nick Cafardo has the Dodgers able to deny Barry Bonds home run number 755 on a night in which they held a steroids awareness clinic for little leaguers at Dodger Stadium. Hank Seaman says that Bonds may not be a role model, but there’s no one better at the plate.
John Tomase has Vince Wilfork embarking on a new eating lifestyle, hoping to avoid the health problems that plagued his parents and led to their early deaths from diabetes and high blood pressure. Tomase also notes that regardless of the Celtics latest deals, the Patriots boast Boston’s best Big Three on the defensive line. Jackie MacMullan agrees that defensive line is one area in which there are no questions about the Patriots. Rich Garven has top backup Jarvis Green putting in extra work to help his technique. Glen Farley looks at emerging star Ty Warren. Mark Farinella has Adalius Thomas working on getting the right chemistry with his new club.
On the other side of the ball, Albert Breer looks at Logan Mankins becoming one of the best guards in football. Christopher L. Gasper has Benjamin Watson working on, and improving his blocking abilities. David Heuschkel says that Watson could benefit from the Patriots new weapons on the outside. Karen Guregian says that Randy Moss’ injury is not a good sign. Tomase talks to Moss’ college coach, Bobby Pruett who says that Moss will be back soon. Dan Pires has Tedy Bruschi talking just as intensely as he works on the field.
Paul Kenyon looks at Jabar Gaffney’s efforts to stand out from the crowd at wide receiver this summer. Guregian also has a look at Eric Alexander, who burst into the limelight with the start in the AFC championship game last January. Michael Parente looks at Laurence Maroney now becoming the main man at running back for the Patriots. Mike Reiss has Bob Kraft offering a few thoughts on the state of his team. Christopher Price has old reliable, Kevin Faulk, gearing up for another campaign as the Patriots secret weapon.
Tomase’s notebook has Bob Kraft checking out camp and weighing in on a few items. The Globe notebook has more on Moss sitting out both practices yesterday. Robert Lee’s notebook has more on Moss and a number of other items. Garven’s notebook has more on Moss, and also updates on Troy Brown and Chad Jackson. Pires’ notebook also updates the situation of Moss. Farinella’s notebook is also on Moss.
Susan Bickelhaupt has FSN New England excited at the prospect of being able to feature Kevin Garnett for the entire season. Mark Murphy looks at the Celtics suddenly becoming a must-see attraction for the national networks. Desmond Conner has season ticket sales going through the roof since the announcement of the Garnett trade. Scott Souza has the Celtics embarking on a national television tour next season. Shira Springer also looks at the Celtics getting the national attention.
Jeff Clark says that Kevin Garnett is the winning ticket for the Celtics.
David Scott has a look at the Theo Line of The Week regarding NPR vs WEEI, the Pats stealing revenue stream ideas from the Redskins and news of the pending FSNNE re-branding.