Probably no links this morning,

Probably no links this morning, as a big project comes due. I’ll leave you with one link from today. Bob Ryan covers the pomp and circumstance of the ARod press conference in New York. Towards the end of the column we get a couple voices of reason, one is Joe Torre, and the other is Ryan himself:

Alex Rodriguez is great, but this would have been a lot bigger on-the-field story if he were Josh Beckett, Mark Prior, or even a lefthander who could win 12 games. When you're talking about the Red Sox and the Yankees, it's always necessary to separate the melodrama from the actual baseball.

Leave it to Ryan to put things in proper perspective.

Alright, one more, John Molori gets reaction from many local media types about ARod to the Yankees. Some people come across well, others not so well.