No MVP for Big Papi

We’re pitching a shutout on the fund drive thus far today. If you were planning on giving and hadn’t gotten around to it yet, now would be the perfect time, and you could break the ice for today.

ARod is the AL MVP.

Mike Fine and Jim Fenton look back at the huge night for Raef LaFrentz and the Celtics against the Rockets.

Peter King has his Monday Morning Quarterback column.

John Molori talks more T.O. in this week’s edition of Media Blitz.

Cold Hard Football Facts wonders about the Patriots offseason conditioning and strength program.

Reiss’ Pieces has a number of updates from Foxboro this morning.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003