We’re rolling with pretty much a full version of the links today:
Ortiz set to grab glove – John Tomase has David Ortiz ready to play first base tonight, with Adrian Gonzalez moving to the outfield. Kirk Minihane says that it is Mike Cameron’s fault that the Red Sox are forced to play Gonzalez in the outfield. Tony Lee argues that the Red Sox shouldn’t panic after an anemic outing against Cliff Lee and do something they might come to regret.
Sox-Phillies is no ordinary series, regardless of what they say – Jim Donaldson says that this is not just another regular season series for these clubs. John Tomase says that the Sox should be thankful that Lee chose the Phillies over the Yankees.
Beckett sick of dealing with flu – Edes has Josh Beckett tired of his annual bouts with the flu.
Once on the fast track to Boston, Daeges now fighting his way back in Lowell – David Willis has outfielder Zach Daeges hoping to resurrect his once-promising career.
Tough situations have brought out the best in Daniel Bard – Tim Britton with a closer look at the performance of reliever Bard.
Hottovy sent down but hungry to taste MLB again – Jessica Camerato has a mini-feature on lefty Tommy Hottovy, who was sent down this week, but is eager to get back.
Jenks eyes fresh start – Lauber’s notebook has a frustrated Bobby Jenks hoping he can finally help the Red Sox. The Globe Red Sox notebook from Abraham looks at Beckett’s struggles last night. The CSNNE notes from McAdam say that Beckett was done in by just a couple of pitches. The Red Sox Journal has Terry Francona still not comfortable with the idea of putting Gonzalez in the outfield.
New NFL will be rich owners club – Norma Rae Borges continues her anti-management stand.
Youth added to blender – Gary Washburn says that the Celtics will need the right mix of moves to remain contenders.
E’Twaun Moore has some work ahead – Chris Forsberg says that the second round pick is not guaranteed a roster spot.
Larry Bird: ‘Good to come back’ – Greg Payne has Larry Bird happy to return to Boston for The Tradition last night.
Penders pens a worthwhile read – Bill Reynolds reviews three recently published sports books.
Dodger disarray hard to fathom – Mark Farniella weighs in on the Dodgers, Dale Arnold, the DH and more.
TV’s Tom Terrific – John Molori has a feature on NESN’s Tom Caron.