After a rain delay and an early 2-0 deficit Josh Beckett and the Red Sox settled down, and a seven-run seventh inning lifted Boston to their second straight three game sweep in New York over the Yankees. The 8-3 win was Boston’s sixth in a row, and giving the Red Sox the best record in the American League.
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It is still true however that No team has ever won the World Series after starting the season 0-6!! (How silly does the wailing of that type look now? Even if the Red Sox don’t win the Series this year, it won’t be because they started 0-6.)
Red Sox wipe out Yankees – Peter Abraham, who was cracking me up on Twitter last night, reports on the Red Sox sweeping two three-game series from the Yankees in New York for the first time since 1913. Ian Browne and Scott Lauber have more on the sweep.
Weiland going steady at Pawtucket – Michael Vega’s minor league notebook has the AAA righty settling in after a rocky start.
David Ortiz blames media for getting plunked – Scott Lauber’s notebook has the Sox DH grousing about the media making a big deal about him never having been hit by a Yankees pitch. The Globe notebook by Peter Abraham has Pedroia getting good news on his knee, which is just bruised. The Red Sox Journal has more on Pedroia. The CSNNE notes from Sean McAdam have more on Ortiz blaming the media. Ron Chimelis thinks that Papi had a point.
Canucks insist they aren’t falling apart, but are they? – DJ Bean looks at the state that the Canucks find themselves in heading into tonight’s game five.
Proud to be an NHL front-runner – Bill Simmons on his new site Grantland writes about getting back into the Bruins.
Julien making all the right moves – Joe Haggerty has the Bruins coach pushing all the right buttons in this playoff run.
Bruins show Canucks cold realities – Stephen Harris examines things we thought we knew about the Canucks, and what the reality has been.
Hey Felger!: Can you feel it? – Mike Felger is a puddle over the idea that the Bruins could win the cup.
Label works for him – Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has more on Bruins coach Claude Julien.
Straight talk irks Canucks – Chad Finn’s media column has Mike Milbury ticking off all of Canada.
Michael Felger, Tony Amonte speak their minds about Stanley Cup Finals – Bill Doyle looks at CSNNE’s post game duo.
Boston Bruins Made This A Hockey Town – My SB Nation Boston media column has a Red Sox sweep of the Yankees practically going ignored this week.
The Greatest Paper That Ever Died – Again on Grantland, Alex French and Howie Kahn remember the ill-fated all-sports newspaper. Even Charles P. Pierce has a column on the site with his memories of his time at the paper.
SOURCE: NFL lockout almost over – Bill Burt reported yesterday that the lockout was just about over and that players have been contacted about getting ready to return to work as soon as this weekend. PFT and the NFL and former NFLPA reps have all shot down this report. PFT in fact, has a second post with a look at how Burt has changed the wording of his story after being confronted with the truth. (Of course, the funny thing is that PFT does this sort of thing ALL the time – taking the tiniest bit of information and trying to blow it up into a major story. Seeing them smack down Burt is rather ironic. Wait, did I use the word “ironic” correctly?)