This has the potential to get really ugly this weekend, as the New York Yankees arrive in town to face the Red Sox for their opening series at Fenway Park. Worse, tomorrow’s game and Sunday’s night’s games will be broadcast to a national audience via FOX and ESPN respectively. The Yankees would like nothing better than to keep the Red Sox winless, and a target of ridicule.
Where do we begin?
One low point after another – Occasionally the misery of Dan Shaughnessy is actually called for. Today it is appropriate. Even enjoyed the dig at “the tone-deaf folks at FSM.”
Welcome home, Agony! – Brian McGrory, though, needs to get a clue. Badly.
Home sweet home – Jon Couture says that a good showing against the Yankees can ease away the pain of the horrific start to the season.
Circumstance says stomp out pomp – Steve Buckley says that the pomp and circumstance should be cancelled today, and the Red Sox should just play baseball and try to win a game. The Herald has a pretty extensive section up today on the Red Sox.
A look at how Terry Francona is going about finding the right Red Sox lineup– Rob Bradford looks at the manager’s quest to find the right combination.
Adrian Gonzalez deal looms – Scott Lauber’s notebook reports that the agent for the new slugger hopes to have a new deal with the Red Sox sometime in the next 10 days. The Red Sox Journal from Brian MacPherson has the clubhouse somber after another loss yesterday. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has Dustin Pedroia playing this season with a screw in his foot, to be removed after the season. The CSNNE notes from McAdam has the Red Sox bats silent in a strong effort from Jon Lester.
It wasn’t much better for the Celtics, who were stampeded by the Bulls in Chicago last night, 97-81.
No statement from Celtics – Paul Flannery has the Celtics unable to make a statement last night.
Celtics short on time to turn around – Chris Forsberg says that the Celtics are running out of time.
Point is abundantly clear – Gary Washburn has the Bulls with a clear advantage at point guard in a matchup between the two teams.
Tom Thibodeau talks up old pals – Steve Bulpett’s notebook has the former Celtics assistant with plenty of praise for his former team. The CSNNE notes from A. Sherrod Blakely has the Celtics aware that they can’t just flip a switch this season. The Globe notes from Julian Benbow has Thibodeau bringing the Boston blueprint to Chicago.
Doctor diagnosed problems early on – Chad Finn’s media column has Dr. Jack Ramsay ahead of the curve when it came to the Heat’s problems.
2011 Masters Television Coverage Highlighted By Golf In 3D – My SB Nation media column has the Masters getting 3D coverage every day of the tournament.