Here’s hoping for another month

Here’s hoping for another month of Red Sox/Celtics doubleheaders. That will take us deep into June, and then it will only be a month until Patriots Training camp. Meanwhile this is a great time for the sports media of New England. There’s never a shortage of topics to write and talk about, but now the quality is much higher.

That being said, D&C on WEEI spent most of their last two hours talking about drugs, the dangers of pot versus cocaine and meth. This morphed from the earlier talk of the Red Sox spring training clubhouse man using youngsters to procure drugs for himself and players. Callahan was taking the stand that pot isn’t bad, and that Dennis Eckersley shouldn’t be judged too harshly for his use of pot back then. I wonder what the reaction among D&C and callers would be if it had been Jim Rice instead of the Eck who was implicated in this.

There has also been talk on the airwaves in recent days of the Red Sox looking into acquiring Mike Hampton from the Rockies. A non-story, as the new owners will not be taking on huge contracts like Hampton’s, especially with the awful numbers Hampton has put up the last two years. Still, it’s a topic of conversation because Hampton is a lefty who has had some good years.

Nice article by Jackie MacMullan in the Globe today about Antoine Walker handing over the #1 spot on the team to Paul Pierce and enjoying it. Michael Holley reassures us that Sunday was just one game, no need to panic.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, chat 10/9/2003