Josh Beckett will be in Boston through 2014 after signing a new deal with the team yesterday. The Bruins, still in a playoff fight, lost an opportunity to pick up two points in the standings, but did come away with one.
How Beckett Convinced The Red Sox He Was Worth it – Rob Bradford examines the timeline that led to Josh Beckett getting a four-year $68 million extension from team, five years after he couldn’t even get an insurance policy on his right shoulder.
Sox take a Brave step with Beckett – Sean McAdam says that the Red Sox now have a rotation similar to the Atlanta Braves of the 1990s.
Pedro Martinez throws praise Red Sox’ way – Michael Silverman has the former ace dishing out some kind words for the Red Sox and city of Boston.
Westmoreland keeping positive outlook – Joe McDonald has the Red Sox prospect progressing well in his recovery from brain surgery.
Jon Lester seeks consistent dominance – John Tomase says that tonight the real Red Sox ace will take the mound.
Bruins blow a big chance to capitalize – Fluto Shinzawa has the Bruins missing out on a big chance to secure two points, but still managed to come away with one.
Bruins power outage continues – Matt Kalman has the Bruins wasting three more power play opportunities last night.
DJ was one of a kind – Bob Ryan remembers Dennis Johnson, and says that it is about time that voters at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame listened to Larry Bird.
Doc Rivers, Rasheed Wallace clear air – Steve Bulpett has the coach and player having a far more measured discussion than was on display Sunday afternoon.
Woods has answers but golf philosophy still unquestioned – Michael Whitmer analyzes the Tiger press conference yesterday, and looks ahead to the Masters.
A few short links:
Donahue next BC coach – Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com reported on WEEI that the Boston College basketball coaching vacancy will be filled by Cornell’s Steve Donahue.
Gary Tanguay strikes out – I’m usually loathe to include the Inside Track in links here, but they’ve got quotes from 98.5 program director Mike Thomas on why Tanguay was let go.
Lewis, the newest Patriot. brings on- and off-field clout – Tom E. Curran says that Damione Lewis could be a huge locker room guy for the Patriots.
Also see Chris Warner’s Q&A With Wayne State RB Joique Bell on Patriots Daily.
Example 2,846,104 of why Gerry Callahan is insufferable at times.
This morning, he and Bob Lobel (filling in for John Dennis) and talking to Shonda Schilling today about her book The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome. They take calls, a gentleman calls in, says he’s 28, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome a few years back, talks about dealing with it as a kid, it’s clearly a struggle for him to be on the phone with them, at the end he says he’d like to read the book, and asks where can he buy it…
“Try the bookstore” Callahan sneers, “That’s a good place to find books.”
They move on, come back from the break, and mention that they’ve gotten a flood of calls, emails and text messages complaining about how Gerry treated the guy.
“I’m sorry,” Callahan says in his patented whine/sneer. “I was being serious. The guy asked where to buy the book so I told him to go to the bookstore.”