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As you see, the site is slowly coming back to life. There is still a lot of work to be done, including bringing the forum back on-line. All the links that were on the old page are still here, they’re in the sections to the left of the page. Each section can expand or retract, according to what you want to display.

I want to thank Joelle at BlogMoxie for all her help in getting through all of this, and for her suggestions and patience.

I hope to have a regular links update tomorrow morning, and the work on the site will continue for probably a few days still. I appreciate your patience and interest in the site, and look forward to the future of BSMW.

First, a status update. The

First, a status update. The site will likely be down at some point today or tomorrow. In addition to the changes I mentioned yesterday, I’m also changing web hosts, trying to get one that is going to support the message board a bit better. When you change a web host, you’re changing where computers on the internet look for the web address (www.bostonsportsmedia.com ) of the site, and sometimes it takes up to 72 hours for all the DNS Internet servers around the world to reflect the change to the new web host. So if you’re unable to get to the site, just keep trying. Hopefully this will be my last server change for some time. My email may also be interrupted for that time.

The Celtics continued their march to the playoffs with an 84-80 win over the Nets down in New Jersey last night. The links are over at Fox Sports Net.

Derek Lowe is ready to leave the Red Sox after the season. He says the Sox are making it easy for him by lowballing him on contract offers. Bob Hohler has the story. Steve Buckley has a column telling us that it doesn’t really matter who is designated the Sox #1 starter during the regular season. But Buckley, who over the last few years have been known to start talking about what the playoff rotation should look like as early as June, this year sets a new record by telling us that Schilling should be the #1 starter once the playoffs begin. Sean McAdam looks at the Red Sox makeshift opening day middle infield. David Borges looks at Pokey Reese preparing for his opening day start at shortstop. Jeff Horrigan has a look at Bobby Jones, making a strong case to be the second left hander in the Sox bullpen. David Heuschkel looks at a late state for Nomar this year. Alex Speier has a good look at the importance of Jason Varitek to the Sox. Borges also looks at Johnny Damon, promising a better season this year. Horrigan’s notebook looks at Nomar taking batting practice, but still not playing in a game. Hohler’s notebook says Nomar’s condition has been downgraded. McAdam’s notebook has more on Nomar.

Michael Felger reports on Scott Pioli being named executive of the year. Gerry Callahan has a pay column in appreciation for Pioli, who has says in the anti-Matt Millen. Ron Borges ignores the honor to Pioli and looks at the Pats/Colts matchup to begin the NFL regular season on September 9th. He also goes to lengths to assert that the Patriots cheated to beat the Colts in the regular season. Kevin Mannix also looks ahead to Pats/Colts.

Steve Conroy says the Bruins need to be cautious in dealing with the Hurricanes. Nancy Marrapese-Burrell looks at the Bruins top line trying to be more physical. Conroy’s notebook says that Michal Grosek is close to returning.

Bill Griffith calls out Paul Stewart for not criticizing the referees following some bad calls during the Bruins game on Saturday night. John Molori says that Michael Felger could be a candidate to replace Butch Stearns over at Fox25.

NESN has Bruins/Hurricanes at 7:00. ESPN has the women’s NCAA tournament at 7:00 and 9:00. ESPN2 has the NIT tournament at 7:00 and 9:00.

Looks like the message board

Looks like the message board is down at the moment again. You may experience some intermittent issues over the couple days as a few things get addressed behind the scenes on the site. There will also be some other changes made as well and keep checking back for updates on those items.

Update: Board is back up. But be prepared for some periods of down time over the next few days.