Jonathan Papelbon got the win last night, as the American League defeated the National League 4-3 in the All Star Game.
Jason Bay, writing for WEEI.com tells of his experience becoming an American citizen and going to the All Star game. Steve Buckley has Tim Wakefield not getting a chance to play last night, but still having the opportunity to talk to President Obama about the knuckleball. Tony Massarotti examines what has gone right and what has gone for the Red Sox thus far in 2009. Chaz Scoggins reports on Jed Lowrie’s night with the Lowell Spinners.
Buckley has Victor Martinez, who has been mentioned in Red Sox fan’s wishlists, hoping that he gets to play his entire career in Cleveland. Nick Cafardo has Carl Crawford stealing the show at the game’s MVP. Rob Bradford has Papelbon talking Hall of Fame. Bob Halloran would like to think that Manny Ramirez didn’t take PEDS while playing for the Red Sox. Cafardo also has Commissioner Bud Selig speaking strongly on topics such as steroids and collusion in his address yesterday.
Buckley has former Herald writer Joe Giuliotti being named a finalist for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award.
Mark A. Perigard reviews the HBO Ted Williams documentary for the Herald.
Tomase’s notebook has Ichiro Suzuki defending countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka and saying that the WBC is not to blame for Dice-K’s issues this season.
James Reed and Erin Ailworth in the Globe report on CBS pulling the plug on rock legend WBCN. Jessica Heslam looks at the change to an Sports Talk format, and has a few smug quotes from Gerry Callahan. Don Aucoin says that WEEI might finally have some real competition.
George Scione hopes WBZ-FM doesn’t try to copy WEEI’s bombastic style. Heslam notes that the switch to sports is symbolic of talk ‘invasion’ on the FM dial. Mick Colageo looks at how the change to FM could impact exposure to the Bruins broadcasts.
I’ll have more on the new station later this morning…
Christopher L. Gasper and Mike Reiss have Matt Cassel cashing in to the tune of $28 million guaranteed from the Kansas City Chiefs. They also have a few other Patriots notes.