I’m going to start out with sort of a mea culpa this morning. I received the following email a little while ago:
I have been a pretty loyal viewer over the years, even occasionally contributing a few bucks. You are losing me and alot of people I know. Your site just doesn’t work if the updates are going to be posted so late in the day. The working office person is your bread and butter. We get to work between 8 and 9, we spend 30 minutes getting our day going, checking emails, seeing what is going on in sports. We check your site. Nothing. By the time you finally update we are well into our work day and there is no way we can take the time then, and further, we have already gone to the sites directly to see the content ourselves.
Run your ship as you see fit, but by updating the links later than 9AM you are doing yourself a huge disservice.
Let me first say, I totally understand this point of view, and add that if it were possible, I’d be doing the links much earlier each day. I don’t blame the emailer at all for his frustration. I understand that for some, the situation is exactly as he describes.
Circumstances the last few months have really not allowed me to do this. My 20-month-old son has been sick, (not life-threatening) and he has needed a lot of attention early in the mornings. Because of that, getting the links done during that time and taking care of my full-time day job really isn’t an option. Hopefully things can change and I can get back to the early schedule, but I wanted to acknowledge the emailer, as well as anyone else who might feel the same way. Just bear with me, please.
Bruins still haunted in own house – Mike Loftus has the Bruins struggles at the Garden continuing last night against the Canadiens.
Bruins up against a deadline – The trade deadline is this afternoon, and Stephen Harris says that the clock is ticking both towards that and on the season for the Bruins.
Littlest C’s come up big against Pistons – A. Sherrod Blakely has Nate Robinson and Rajon Rondo sparking the Celtics to victory last night in Detroit.
Nate Robinson finds comfort zone – Chris Forsberg has a look at Robinson’s success last night.
Perkins’s absence overcome – Julian Benbow has the best Celtics notebook of the day.
Red Sox spring storylines to watch – Alex Speier runs down what we need to focus on with the Red Sox over the next month.
Let the games and analysis begin for Red Sox – Michael Silverman has the Red Sox finally ready to get the spring training game schedule under way.
Pressure off, Anderson looks to rebound – Joe McDonald has 1B prospect Lars Anderson almost starting over with the Red Sox.
Patriots Draft Class of 2002 Succeeded in Landing David Givens, Deion Branch – Jeff Howe continues his series.
Jerod Mayo man of people – Ian Rapoport has the Patriots linebacker speaking to the community through a PSA.
And on the other side…
Dan Shaughnessy has been digging, and he’s found the Red Sox spring training controversy he’s been so desperately seeking! Are you ready?
Adrian Beltre doesn’t wear a cup.