If you didn’t get to check out the papers over the weekend, here are some of the highlights:
Bryan Marquard and Russell Nichols had a report on Boston saying goodbye to Curt Gowdy.
One week into camp, Tony Massarotti said that the Red Sox don’t have much personality. Gordon Edes Baseball notes had a number of interesting items, including a look at a member of the Australian national team trying to make it with the Red Sox, an Edgar Renteria update, Darren Daulton predicting the end of the world, and lots of other stuff. In Massarotti’s Covering All Bases, he looks at Bill Lajoie leaving the Red Sox to join the Dodgers, the Mets thin rotation and Barry Bonds. Edes Sunday notebook reported that Curt Schilling is in line to start the season opener in Texas…a sign that the ace is healthy. David Heuschkel says that health has not been an issue for Schilling this spring. Steve Buckley had a feature on Hyde Park’s Manny Delcarmen.
Ron Borges reports on the NFL labor situation, and is decidedly pessimistic about the outlook. He also wrote a column on the subject for MSNBC. Borges also had Pro Football Notes, which lead off with Ricky Williams, and includes more on the labor situation, including speculation that Richard Seymour could make out huge in an uncapped season. John Tomase reported from the combine, where the Patriots met with USC back LenDale White. Tomase also broke down the labor problems into four major issues. Tom E Curran also had a nice breakdown of the situation.
Mark Murphy’s NBA Notes looked at the curious fascination that NBA players have with pit bulls. Peter May’s Basketball Notes examines the ongoing mess Isiah Thomas is creating in New York, as well as Antoine Walker returning to Boston this week with the Heat.
Jeff Goodman’s The ACC looks at the final weeks at BC for Craig Smith.