Can they possibly be this bad?
I don’t think so, but with each ugly loss in which you felt they had no chance of coming back and winning, or that they could even win the next game, confidence fades on what is such a promising 2011 season for the Boston Red Sox.
They get back in action today today at 12:05 with Jon Lester on the mound.
Anyone figure out yet what John Henry and Tom Werner are thinking by teaming up with LeBron James? They give him a minority stake in their soccer team in exchance for some of the rights to market him? (His own firm retains rights as well.) They do this with a basketball player who is hated in this town, and in large part, nationwide? With the Red Sox off the 0-5 start, this just rubs a little salt in the wound.
Red Sox brass sign ‘powerful’ alliance with King James – Jerry Kronenberg in the Herald looks at the deal.
Henry and Werner swing King-sized deal – Nick Cafardo says that the Celtics are likely hoping this is yet another distraction for James.
Take your talents elsewhere, LeBron – John Tomase says that Henry and Werner “forged a partnership that redefines out of touch.”
LeBron and the Sox? Hah? – The guys on Comcast SportsNet can’t figure this one, either.
Bruins get the result, not the effort, they want – Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins getting a win last night, but not in the style that they wanted.
B’s lacking effort as season ends – Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins need to snap out of it.
Shawn Thornton a perfect 10 – Stephen Harris has the tough guy getting his career-best 10th goal of the season last night.
Daniel Paille’s time might be right now – Steve Conroy’s notebook has the winger continuing his strong play of late. DJ Bean has more on Paille making his case for postseason playing time. The Globe notebook from Kevin Paul Dupont has Tomas Kaberle still working out the kinks in his game for his new team. The CSNNE notes from Joe Haggerty have Tyler Seguin not happy with a potential playoff benching.
J. O’Neal is showing the Celtics what he can do – A. Sherrod Blakely has the big man making an impact on defense for the Celtics.
Tonight’s matchup with Bulls a playoff test – Tim Weisberg looks at a big game tonight for the Celtics.
Celtics whetting appetite – Julian Benbow has more on the battle of the Eastern powers.
Judge’s lockout ruling likely to take 2 weeks – Greg A Bedard, who was on the scene in St Paul, reports on the NFL labor hearings yesterday.
WBZ-FM announced yesterday they have signed afternoon hosts Tony Massarotti and Michael Felger to contract extentions. Chad Finn (first link below) says that it is a three-year extension.