WCVB-TV's Mike Lynch reported tonight that Red Sox officials were down in Texas tonight meeting face-to-face (an indication of progress in the talks) with agent Scott Boras about free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira. Other outlets jumped quickly to confirm the story, but Lynch was the first in with the news. WEEI.com: Report: Red Sox officials meeting Boras to … Continue reading Lynch Gets Scoop on Teixeira Talks
From Comcast SportsNet: COMCAST SPORTSNET PREMIERES MANNY BEING MANNY: THE FINAL DAYS IN BOSTON ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT Half Hour Special Recaps Ramirez’s Roller Coaster Career in Boston BURLINGTON, MA – “Manny Being Manny” has been branded in the lexicon of Boston sports for all time, and Comcast SportsNet analyzes Manny Ramirez’s record-setting, charismatic, and sometimes … Continue reading CSN Plans “Manny being Manny” Special for Christmas Night
The Celtics won their sixteenth game in a row last night, topping the pesky Hawks 88-85 down in Atlanta. Frank Dell'Apa has the Celtics taking care of business down the stretch for this win. Mark Murphy has Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen sealing this one in the final seconds. The Globe notebook has Doc Rivers confirming the Celtics interest … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen (in a row) For Celtics
We're still without electricity and the snow is flying up here at BSMW Headquarters, but that's not going to stop the morning links today... The NFL announced the Pro Bowl starters and reserves yesterday, and two Patriots found themselves on the AFC roster, wide receiver Wes Welker was named as a reserve, and placekicker Stephen Gostkowski … Continue reading Welker, Gostkowski are Pro Bowl Bound
A nice move by NESN: Two Jimmy Fund Clinic patients to help broadcast Bruins-Maple Leafs game on NESN on Thursday, Dec. 18 BOSTON—Two Jimmy Fund Clinic patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both avid hockey fans, have been given a dream assignment: to help announce the New England Sports Network’s live broadcast of the Boston Bruins … Continue reading Jimmy Fund Patients To Help Broadcast Bruins on Thursday Night
Got this information in an email from a BSMW reader at Google: Last week we released our 2008 Google Zeitgeist, a microsite detailing the most popular searches and topics from the past year in the U.S. and worldwide: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist/index.html But what does that mean for Boston sports? As I and a bunch of other Googlers … Continue reading Google Trends Tracks Boston Sports Searches in ’08
After the New England Patriots put yesterday's game out of reach scoring TDs on their first three possessions, didn't you sympathize for all those die-hard fans in rainy Oakland Coliseum? Me neither. In fact, nothing stirred me more than the still quiet of the Black Hole, interrupted by raindrops echoing off chainmail vests and the … Continue reading Patriots Keep Pace
Ken from Fang's Bites with the Friday megalinks. With my laptop back and my internet back in order at work, I can actually post the Friday megalinks at a decent hour. So let's get cracking without any delay. As usual, we begin with the Weekend Viewing Picks. The NFL is now in the final stretch. … Continue reading Friday Megalinks Posted During the Day … What A Concept!!
Not to go all Jim Carrey on you this fine Friday morning, but Bucky Dent's homer did put the Sox in a 2-3 hole, and Bill Buckner couldn't come up with #1's bouncer, allowing #22 to score the winning run. The Patriots' perfect season ended back on 2/3, and, going into last night, neither of … Continue reading C’s Bust Through Number 23
I'm on the record as being a Bob Lobel fan, but he's got me scratching my head with this opener to his OT column today: Reading unsolicited e-mails from people you don’t know — unless, of course, they are secretly your immediate family — is a practice to try to avoid at all costs. Anyway, … Continue reading Huh?