Lottery Leftovers

I don’t think my email in-box has ever been as dead as it has been this morning.

I know I’m a hypocrite, but for a brief moment last night I was hoping for a venomous Dan Shaughnessy column this morning about the whole NBA Draft lottery and the state of the Celtics.

That feeling quickly passed.

The Red Sox and Yankees play the rubber game of their three game series in the Bronx tonight. It’s a pretty good pitching matchup, with Curt Schilling taking on Andy Pettitte.

Roger Clemens continues his minor league assignments tonight, but with a twist. He’ll be pitching against the Red Sox AA affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs. Pitching for Portland will be one of the Red Sox top prospects, Clay Buchholz. The game starts at 7:00 and can be seen for free on MLB.com and MiLB.com. ESPN2 is going to be showing at least some of the game, though probably only when Clemens in on the mound. If you’re a Sox fan who wants to get a look at Buchholz, going on the web is probably your best bet.

Keyshawn Johnson is retiring from the NFL and joining ESPN as an NFL Analyst. He will be appearing weekly on Sunday NFL Countdown (11 a.m. -1 p.m. ET) and Monday Night Countdown (7-8:30 p.m.). The 11-year NFL veteran will also contribute weekly columns to ESPN.com and appear on ESPN Radio’s new NFL show hosted by Chris Mortensen and Bill Parcells during the season (Fridays, 7 p.m.)

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Welcome to the next decade of discontent (Bill Simmons)

Eric Wilbur says that the Celtics got their just rewards last night.

Well, We Suppose This Ruins Pitino’s Master Plan (Deadspin)

Vindication or Unfairness in Last Night’s NBA Draft Lottery? (Sports Law Blog)

What the Lottery Results Mean for Boston (Jessica Camerato, HoopsWorld)

Andy Katz looks at the worst possible scenario coming true for the Celtics.

Do you have any idea of what Ian Thomsen is saying here? Is he saying that if Brandon Roy had been a Celtic and Sebastian Telfair remained a Blazer, that the Celtics would’ve had a better chance at getting the number one pick? I think that’s what he’s saying.

Marty Burns says that the Celtics and Grizzlies have a a legit beef with the lottery process.

Fire Joe Morgan goes after Newsday’s Wallace Matthews for his “bizarre ad hominem attack on Tim Wakefield.”

JoeSportsFan is back with another edition of The Media Circus.

Richard Sandomir looks at Mike and Mike in the Morning beating WFAN in the key 25-54 demo in New York.

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Tonight

7:00pm, NESN – Red Sox @ Yankees (ESPN National)
7:30pm, TBS – Mets @ Braves

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