Bob Stern looks at the Red Sox preparing for their upcoming series with the Yankees. Gary Fitz looks at Curt Schilling going 10-4 on the season. Mike Fine says that winning a three game series from the Phillies may not sound all that impressive, but it’s a start for this maddeningly inconsistent Red Sox team. Bill Finley of the NY Times says the Sox are hoping they’ve built a little momentum heading into New York. From the somebody shoot me please department, Pete Iorizzo says that the Red Sox have come up with their replacement slogan for “Cowboy Up”…the winner? “Yee-Yah”, yes, Kevin Millar is prominently featured in this article. Fine’s notebook looks at Schilling’s outing. Fitz’s notebook has a look at what Theo might have planned for club improvements.
Mike Loftus looks at local product John Ryan getting drafted by the Rangers. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun looks at the Bruins’ selection of Ashton Rome in the fourth round. Loftus’ notebook looks at the forward thinking of the Bruins.
Jim Brady looks at the ethics of Ron Borges in regards to his relationship with Don King. He says:
But what nobody is asking is: what is Borges doing get paid by King, ostensibly for his work as a TV analyst, while he's supposed to be an objective, unbiased reporter for the Globe?
Meanwhile, independent reports about Borges’ possible suspension from the Globe continue to pour into BSMW. One puts the “suspension” length at a week. No one, except Borges himself, has come forward and refuted the allegation that Borges was if not suspended, at least disciplined by the Globe. The silence, as they say, is deafening.
The latest edition of Boston Radio Watch tells us that Bob Neumeier is headed to Athens:
Sports talker WEEI-AM 850 will have one of its own staffers covering the Olympic Games in Greece for the sports station. Midday co-host of "Dale and Neumy' program will actually work for the NBC-TV making his Olympic debut as part of the network coverage of Summer Games in August. Neumeier has won acclaim for his work on the Peacock's horse racing telecasts will contribute interviews and reports from the tracks and field venue. During his 19 years with Boston's WBZ-TV, Neumeier has covered and reported from site of all major sporting events(Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Kentucky Derby, World Series and NBA Finals) but never the Olympic Games.