Things are a little testy

Things are a little testy in the owners boxes as John Henry and George Steinbrenner trade jabs. Stuff that reporters dreams are made of. Bob Hohler and Art Martone report on the preseason battle between the owners. David Heuschkel and Jeff Horrigan also cover the topic. Dan Shaughnessy is embarrassed by Henry’s comments. Jeff Jacobs says John Henry threw a wild pitch on this one. Bob Ryan says Red Sox/Yankees is a rivalry like none other. Howard Bryant asserts that George is in the right in this matter. Curt Schilling wants in on this Red Sox/Yankees talk, and is eager to get caught up in the rivalry between the clubs, he likes the Red Sox chances in this battle. John Tomase compares the starting rotations of the Red Sox and Yankees and declares that arms race too close to call. Tony Massarotti looks at the pressure facing Terry Francona as he gets ready to run his first camp as Red Sox manager. Buddy Thomas, voice of reason? Say it ain’t so. Shaughnessy’s notebook looks at Scott Williamson, who wanted the ball in game seven, and is ready for an increased role in his first full season with the Sox. Horrigan’s notebook has Schilling talking about Nomar.

Larry Lucchino and Theo Epstein were on Dennis and Callahan this morning, I missed the interview, but am told that it will be on the Instant Replay tonight after The Big Show. There will also be a transcript on DirtDogs.

Michael Felger writes about the Patriots’ visit to the combine this week, and what they might be looking for. Kevin Mannix says one of those players will not be Maurice Clarett.

With a win tonight in Philly, the Bruins could take over first place in the Northeast Division. John Powers reports on the team’s recent success on the road. Stephen Harris writes about the Bruins hoping to continue that hot streak tonight against the Flyers. Jon Japha reports on the Bruins sending Framingham’s Carl Corazzini down to Providence. Harris’ notebook looks at Andy Hilbert beginning to get a feel for NHL life.

The NBA trading deadline is this afternoon, and the Danny Ainge is looking to make another deal. Celtics links are at Fox Sports Net.

ESPN has Bruins/Flyers at 8:00. FSN has Celtics/Clippers at 10:30. TNT has Kings/Timberwolves at 7:30 and Sixers/Sonics at 10:00.

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