The old curmudgeonly Ron Borges

The old curmudgeonly Ron Borges was back in evidence today on an early edition of the Eddie Andelman show. Among his items were that the Patriots will be a middle of the pack team this year and that opposing offensive lineman are not at all afraid of Richard Seymour. Eddie says they have no running game and midget receivers. Both of which are true, but that’s his entire reasoning. Oh well. Dale & Neumy did quite a bit more ACC/Big East talk.

Attention Bill Simmons fans: Word on the street is that the former BSG will be on WWZN between 6:00 and 6:30 to talk about the Celtics draft…

Mike Fine looks at Jason Varitek, who had his day in the sun yesterday. Bob Stern has John Burkett signing the praises of Varitek. Bill Wells reminds us that last night was a close game until that nine run eighth inning last night. Fine’s notebook says Tim Wakefield may not miss his next start.

Jim Fenton looks at what the Celtics might do with their draft picks tonight.

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