David Scott on Scott’s Shots reports that Rob Bradford will be leaving the Herald at the end of this month to join WEEI full time – working on the all new WEEI.com.
I’ve got to applaud the move by Entercom/WEEI to make this jump, you’re going to see more of this going forward, trust me. The print/radio/web/TV lines will all continue to be blurred more and more as we move into the future. Also, Bradford is the perfect guy to make this type of jump, he’s got the web/blogging experience, he’s young enough not to be stuck in the “old way” of doing things, while still experienced enough to get the big stories and access for the exclusive content WEEI.com is seeking.
On the other hand, with all the whining and complaining the WEEI on-air staff do about blogging and the internet, (Pete Sheppard has said that credentialed reporters blogging during games is “stupid” and he can’t imagine why anyone would ever read them.) it will be interesting to see how they spin this as it happens.
It’s a Friday after an off-day, which means its time for the minor league reports in the local newspapers. The aforementioned Rob Bradford has Pawtucket’s David Pauley in line to perhaps be a member of the USA Olympic baseball team next month in Beijing, China. Amalie Benjamin reports on youngsters Josh Reddick and Michael Almanzar. Alex Speier (at least I think its him – no byline) has a look at number of recent draftees who are proving their worth.
Steven Krasner says that Jacob Ellsbury might only be a rookie, but he is the catalyst to the Red Sox offense. Mike Fine says that Clay Buchholz should be both comforted and grateful for his return to the majors. Joe Haggerty says that the years are clearly catching up with Jason Varitek.
Get the rest of the Red Sox coverage over at RedSoxLinks.com.
Go to BruinsLinks.com to check out coverage of the Bruins Developmental camp.
Steve Bulpett says that the James Posey contract situation could drag out for awhile.