The Red Sox got swept up in the Toronto and now head into the Lion’s Den of Yankees stadium. A couple Patriots profiles, some media stories, and I take a few minutes to weigh in on the topic of the day in sports radio yesterday…
The Red Sox got swept in Toronto last night as Wade Miller got pounded for seven runs in just two innings. Nick Cafardo has the details of the Blue Jay capping off a three game sweep. Michael Silverman looks at the Sox dropping into fourth place in the AL East with the loss. Steven Krasner notes that things don’t get any easier with the next stop on the road trip being the Yankees. David Heuschkel says that Wade Miller just didn’t have it last night. David Borges observes that the Red Sox are at their lowest point in the standings this late in the season in eight years.
Jim Donaldson looks at the Yankees turning things around in a hurry this season. Howard Bryant also has a look at how the Yankees have heated up and gotten on a roll. Nick Tavares says that there are more rivalries in baseball other than Red Sox/Yankees. Bob Hohler says that the Yankees turnaround can be traced to one thing…pitching. Steve Buckley (subscription only) writes that the Red Sox have appeared just ordinary as of late, while the Yankees have been extraordinary. Dan Shaughnessy looks at the struggles of Randy Johnson in his first season in New York, comparing them to Edgar Renteria. He includes a line about the “ever-insufferable Curt Schilling calling WEEI to tell everyone in the world how to do his or her job.” Awww…are Dan’s feelings hurt after Schilling called him an All Pro Cheap Shot Writer? Silverman writes about David Wells cutting his emotional ties with the New York fans.
Tony Massarotti says get used to the ups and downs with Wade Miller as he continues his comeback from the injury. Chris Snow looks at Miller’s outing last night, where as he says himself, “everything went to hell”. Massarotti also has John Henry speaking up for team Doctor Tom Gill. Silverman looks at the callup of John Olerud and what it means for the team.
Borges’ notebook looks at Olerud getting called up right after the game. Krasner’s notebook also looks at Olerud, as does the Globe notebook. Kelly Shoppach was also called up. Heuschkel’s notebook has Curt Schilling and Foulke being coy about their status. Silverman’s notebook has Terry Francona saying that Schilling will likely be out the full 12 weeks of the initial 2-12 week prediction. Snow also has a minor league notebook in which he looks at Rule V draftee Adam Stern getting back on track.
Jerome Solomon has a piece on second year nose tackle Vince Wilfork. Michael Felger writes that Corey Dillon is still hungry for more success. Mike Reiss talks briefly with former Patriots defensive coordinator Steve Sidwell about Chad Brown. John R Johnson looks at a QB from Canton who got to double for Adam Sandler in “The Longest Yard”.
Peter May looks at how the Heat/Pistons series changed quickly with the play of Dwayne Wade in game two.
Bill Griffith looks at a busy holiday weekend in sports, including Red Sox/Yankees, with three games on three different networks. John Howell looks at the media coverage for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
I was on the phone with Microsoft for about six hours yesterday, so I missed most of the excitement revolving around Boston Dirt Dogs and