At this point, the Yankees should just tip their cap to Pedro Ciriaco, who beat them for the second straight night, and is hitting .500 against the Yankees this season (11 for 22).
The Red Sox took two of three against the Yankees this weekend, but is this a good thing (the start of the hot streak everyone has been waiting for) or a bad thing (just an illusion that will prevent the team from making needed changes)?
I’m thinking the latter,
Valentine shows that he is feeling connected to the cause – Nick Cafardo rebuts Dan Shaughnessy’s claim that Bobby Valentine is actively trying to get himself fired.
Can disagreement bring harmony? – Gordon Edes wonders if Valentines ejection in the Red Sox win last night could finally get them going.
Wins in New York something to build on – Sean McAdam says that if this doesn’t get the Red Sox going, nothing will.
Andrew Miller miffed by criticism from ESPN’s Hershiser – Brian MacPherson has the Sox lefty upset that the ESPN analyst said he shouldn’t have been laughing in the dugout after giving up a two-run double to Andruw Jones.
Carl Crawford desperately trying to live up to his end of the bargain – Rob Bradford says that the outfielder is really, really trying to justify his contact.
Lots of issues complicate Josh Beckett deal – Scott Lauber says that Josh Beckett is unlikely to be traded.
Early takes from Patriots camp – Mike Reiss is impressed thus far.
New play’s no smoke screen – Karen Guregian says that there has been a lot of work on screen passes thus far in camp.
Cunningham in better spot after hard work – The Globe notebook has the third-year defender being honored for his offseason work.
Get all the Patriots news (Off day from practice today) at PatriotsLinks.com.
Two short, random, unimportant thoughts:
Listening to Jon Heyman on Gresh and Zo, The guy is 51 years old, but has always sounded like he’s 91 years old.
Is Gerry Callahan incapable of pronouncing Mike Aviles name correctly? He always says AH-va-less when it’s really uh-VEE-less.