Gearing Up for the Weekend

Quick Links this morning:

The gang is back for another riveting edition of Patriots Game Day Roundtable. This week’s topics include Junior Seau, Bam Childress, Dean Pees and Consumer Fraud.

David Scott serves up a monster edition of Scott’s Shots, complete with an interview with Howard Bryant, who will be returning to Boston with the Washington Post this weekend to cover the Redskins/Patriots game. He also looks at the ProJo making plans to replace Tom E. Curran, heading to NBC Sports.

The Red Sox handed Jered Weaver his first big league loss, as they defeated the Angels 2-1 out in California last night. Josh Beckett pitched six strong innings, but had to leave the game with a cut on his right middle finger. David Ortiz hit his 46th home run in the win.

Check out the Red Sox coverage on the Red Sox Daily Links page. Of note are the reports that Ortiz spent last Saturday night in a Boston hospital with a possible irregular heartbeat, which proved to be nothing serious.

Get your Patriots stories on the Patriots Daily Links page. Also, Alan Greenberg looks at what he thinks the 53 man roster will end up looking like. Jennifer Toland has a look at Tully Banta-Cain, who many feel is poised for a break-out season. Hector Longo profiles Stephen Gostkowski. Michael Parente has Asante Samuel making progress over his struggles of last season.

Mick Colageo has Peter Chiarelli adjusting to the challenges of Boston. Bud Barth says that training camp should begin in three weeks with the roster looking pretty much the same as it does right now. Douglas Flynn has Chiarelli being willing to get his message and goals out there. Kevin Paul Dupont has a feature on new Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.