Steve Buckley has the intriguing story of the daughter Tony C never knew. Gerry Callahan looks at the fear that the players have of crossing Don Fehr, and what he means to them. ($$) Michael Gee uses a golf analogy to tell us why the Red Sox have a better chance of catching the Yankees than they do the Wild Card.
Sean McAdam recaps the “pumped” Sox win last night. Gordon Edes looks at Hermanson’s performance last night. Bob Duffy writes that Manny wasn’t really exerting himself in a “lollygagging” performance last night. Jeff Horrigan’s notebook has some more Everett quotes. Tony Massarotti says Damon’s injury is bad news and weaves the name of Dave Stapleton into the column. David Heushkel also has fine story on the game last night. Mike Fine reports from the country-western bar that is the Red Sox clubhouse.
The Herald has a one man staff of George Kimball covering the Pats. Hey it’s only preseason still, right? Don’t want to waste the starters. Kimball also considers the upcoming cutdowns on this pretty deep roster. Ron Hobson puts the preseason in perspective. Nick Cafardo looks at some positional battles that may be determined tonight. Cafardo provides another article on Jamal Anderson, but doesn’t really provide any new information. He does give us an update on Bob Kraft’s condition. Tom Curran asserts that the offense has something to prove tonight. Curran’s notebook looks at the running backs glancing over their shoulder at Anderson.
Bill Griffith writes about today’s WEEI event as well as speculation D&C signing long term deals. He mentions rumors of WWZN’s interest in Callahan for their own morning show. I’ve been given indications that Callahan has fans over at WWZN, and was courted by them, but he did agree to a new deal with WEEI. John Dennis isn’t too popular over there though. Griffith also mentions AT&T3’s new Patriots Weekly show.
NESN has Red Sox/Angels at 7:00. Channels 5 (WCVB) and 9 (WMUR) have Patriots/Panthers preseason at 8:00. TBS has Braves/Dodgers at 10:00. ESPN2 has the Patriots 2001 yearbook at 6:00. ESPN Classic has Vintage NBA -Dennis Johnson at 3:00 this afternoon.