David Scott catches you up on the latest news in the Boston sports media, including Gerry Callahan responding to T.J. Simers, the Herald’s ridiculous Borges “countdown” box, and more comings and goings on the local scene.

Britt Schramm previews Patriots/49ers for Patriots Daily, and checks out what they’re saying out West about this matchup.

Karen Guregian has a good piece this morning on Bill Belichick love of the technical, X’s and O’s part of the game. Christopher L. Gasper has a look at the Patriots 10-day road trip out West, which begins today when they fly out to prepare for Sunday’s game. Douglas Flynn says that Matt Cassel will have his hand full with the San Francisco secondary on Sunday. Get the rest of the Patriots coverage this morning at PatriotsLinks.com.

Tonight is game two of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Angels, with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound for the Red Sox. The game gets a slightly earlier start tonight, with first pitch sometime around 9:30pm. John Tomase tries to the get to the bottom of the Dustin Pedroia “caballito” nickname. Alex Speier says that the Red Sox made the Jason Bay trade with an eye on the future. Both Amalie Benjamin and Michael Silverman in their notebooks have Josh Beckett on track for Sunday after his side session yesterday. Steve Buckley has Mike Timlin talking retirement. Brian MacPherson has Jacoby Ellsbury back in playoff form.

Get the rest of the Red Sox coverage at RedSoxLinks.com.

The Celtics continue training camp down in Newport. Frank Dell’Apa has a look at how new big man Patrick O’Bryant is fitting in with the Celtics. Mike Fine says that Tony Allen could see his minutes increase this season. Over in the Metro, I’ve got a look at the revamped Celtics bench which Danny Ainge put together this offseason. Get the rest of the Celtics stories over at CelticsLinks.com.

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2 thoughts on “Friday AM Quicklinks

  1. Hi Bruce,

    Just wanted to mention seeing Tony Maz today on NESN talking about how the series could change very quickly especially with “the Angels having the clear pitching advantage tonight.” Oh really. What advantage would that be? Wins-no. ERA-no. Dice K’s road record vs Santana’s home record-no. Batting Avg against-again no. Other than # of walks issued, I can’s see a single advantage. If the two guys changed unfiform jerseys he’d be talking about how great Dice-K is and the Sox would be in trouble. Jesus, I need to stop listening when this guy speaks.

  2. So Callahan and Simers are having a little catfight…..excuse me while my eyes glaze over

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