Coming off a late night game and a cross-country flight, it seemed natural that the Red Sox would be a bit sluggish last night in San Francisco. Instead, Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Giants 7-0.
Lester showing that Sox can count on him again – Sean McAdam says that this was the Lester that the Sox need the rest of the way.
Bogaerts left strong impression on PawSox – Tim Britton has those who worked with Xander Bogaerts at Pawtucket raving about his future.
Xander Bogaerts a real big deal – Scott Lauber has the Sox looking for the young phenom to give them a boost.
Brandon Spikes, Adrian Wilson hit it off – Jeff Howe has the hard-hitting pair looking to set the tone for the defense.
Practice is perfect for ramping up NFL coverage – Abraham Madkour in Sports Business Journal has a look at Patriots coverage here for training camp, particularly from The Boston Globe.
The writer concludes:
Five quick conclusions: First, the amount of coverage from camp gives each NFL team an additional six weeks of news footage in its market. Two, with all this coverage, young writers should know there are going to be opportunities. Three, the challenge for editors and writers to differentiate news, analysis and personality coverage will be steep, but vital. Four, teams need to invest in their news and video departments because they are best positioned to offer rare, unique and behind-the-ropes access. Finally, there is already an ad-supported element here, but someone may introduce an additional monetization element by making this news and analysis accessible to premium insider subscribers.
Are you going to pay for practice recaps? I don’t think so.
Meanwhile, our buddy Bert Breer is back at it:
I thought Hernandez was a loner with his teammates? Now they’re involved in his murder plot(s)? That’s quite a sweeping judgment to make.
Then there is this:
Can anyone interpret that for me?