Paring Down

With opening day coming up next Monday, the Red Sox have some paring to do on their roster. Tony Massarotti looks at what the team’s roster will look like position-by=position to start the season. Chris Snow takes a little more detailed look at who will be staying on the roster and who will be heading to Pawtucket, or elsewhere. Sean McAdam notes that Hee-Seop Choi could be the only player on the fence in terms of making the roster. David Borges also has a breakdown of what the opening day roster is going to look like for your 2006 Red Sox.

David Heuschkel looks at Tony Graffanino heading back to the Kansas City Royals, the team that traded him to the Red Sox last summer. Massarotti looks at Matt Clement, who feels ready to begin the season and like he has more weapons in his pitching arsenal. Kevin Gray looks at preparations in Manchester for next week’s opening day for the Fisher Cats. Jason Remillard has a look at former Red Sox player and manager Butch Hobson visiting Smith College.

Snow’s notebook has MLB disciplinarian Bob Watson searching for some video of the Juli

Celtics Rookie in Trouble?

WEEI reports that Celtics rookie guard Orien Greene was arrested after a high speed chase at 3:30 AM. Celticsblog.com points to this Police log in the Daily News Tribune of Waltham, which has a 24-year-old Orien Greene being arrested last night. (CBS4 says it was the Greene of the Celtics.) In addition, Shira Springer on the Boston.com Celtics Blog says Al Jefferson could miss the rest of his season with his ankle injury.

Tim Bresnahan says that Jeff Gorton has already made a big impact on the Bruins with his work on the draft and the good young prospects the Bruins have from the last several years. Mike Loftus takes a look at one of those promising prospects, defenseman Mark Stuart, who has been impressing the Bruins in the short time he has been with the big club. Win Bates looks at the Bruins falling once again in a shootout. Loftus’ notebook has more on the Bruins losing another shootout.

Rob Bradford has a look at Julian Tavarez making friends and influencing people yesterday. Garry Brown looks at the Red Sox new second baseball, Mark Loretta . Kevin Thomas looks at David Wells as the lefty attempts to get ready for the regular season.

Glen Farley has a look at the opening weekend NFL National TV schedule which does not include the Patriots. Mike Reiss has a look at new Patriots receiver Reche Caldwell as well as the Patriots bringing in Eric Warfield for a look at cornerback. John Tomase in the new Herald Patriots blog “The Point After” seems angry that Bill Belichick was “the only head coach not in attendance at this morning