WEEI once again had John Rooke and Ron Hobson filling in for Dale and Nuemy. Mike Adams was along as well. Mike Port was on shortly before 11:00 and said the team is still attempting to make a deal for a pitcher. They wanted a bat and an arm equally as much, the Floyd deal came together first, so they pursued and closed that one. He added that with the Montreal game going into extra innings, Floyd is not expected in Anaheim tonight. Sean McAdam came on both WEEI and ESPN radio, and on both expressed his pessimism about the labor situation. He is very certain that there will be a strike, as the people involved in negotiations are not the type to actually make a deal with any sort of concessions to the other side. Interestingly Keith Olbermann, who is now writing for Salon.com had a note today that he’s now heard that a total of three teams have voted against setting a strike date. He notes that in the whole history of the MLB players association, one player has voted against a strike.
WWZN did not come in as Streaming Audio for me, I’m not sure if they’re having a problem or not. The bit I heard of Eddie and Jagman, they were talking to the owners of the Lowell Spinners, and Eddie was talking about the theme of the day being about family and all the sports events there are now in New England for families to do. Seems curious that Eddie would assign a theme to a day that naturally lends itself to sports talk — the trading deadline day.
WFAN -New York has a 15 minute piece from the overnight with Red Sox announcer Jerry Trupiano, talking about Cliff Floyd archived on its web site. Trupiano reports that John W. Henry flying Floyd out on his private jet. He also is of the opinion that Jose Offerman will be gone. He talked some about the search for bullpen help, and the performance of Pedro Martinez, who didn’t let a player make it to second base all night, and only allowed a couple bloop hits.
In additional to his weekly show with Will McDonough on Sporting News Radio, Bill Parcells has signed up to be a part of the ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown team each week.
The Mooseman has part two of his Patriots preseason preview. Some entertaining items in here, he collects quotes from around the country about the Patriots and what they did last year and dissects them. The Curtis Martin ones are particularly amusing.