I mean Springsteen, of course. While I honestly don’t mind, and actually enjoy his music, I am SO glad he’s finally finished up his local concerts at Fenway and Gillette.
What is it with sports media and Bruce Springsteen? What exactly about him turns middle-aged white men into quivering teenage girls? I’m reminded of the packs of screaming young women lined up to catch a glimpse of the Beatles on their first visit to America.
I’m just glad it’s over for now.
The Red Sox continue to flounder, losing two of three to the Yankees over the weekend, but as is par for the course for this team, there was more drama off then field than on it.
First is Carl Crawford and his elbow, which he apparently will have Tommy John Surgery on tomorrow. Why he hasn’t had the surgery already is a mystery, given that this team is going absolutely nowhere, and that has been obvious for some time now.
Pete Sheppard had a great rant on this and on the Red Sox and their ownership in general while on WEEI this weekend.
Then there was this story from the New York Daily News:
Essentially, the story claims that Gonzalez grew weary of his teammates constant complaints and bickering and allowed them to use his phone to text management, knowing that the face that it came from his phone it would hold more weight with the owners, but that the first basement had nothing to do with the content of the message.
Roger Rubin one of the co-authors of the story, appeared on Toucher and Rich this morning to discuss it.
End of the road for Red Sox – Sean McAdam says that the show is over.
Josh Beckett not worth it – John Tomase says the Red Sox need to jettison Beckett however they can before next season.
The Patriots take the field tonight for the second preseason game, this time against the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN. It doesn’t appear that Tom Brady and several other veterans will play much, if at all tonight, (The Eagles have said their starters might play into the third quarter.) with another game on Friday and another next Wednesday, the team needs to evaluate the lower end of the roster.
Get all the coverage over at PatriotsLinks.com.
Last week Boston.com add Alice Cook’s She’s Game Sports blog to it’s offerings. So far Cook, Kathryn Tappen and Stephanie Silva have posted entries. Cook’s entry, The evolution of the female fan looks at how far things have come since she started in the business in 1985.
It’s worth a read.