Sox Sweep Sox

The Red Sox finished off a four game sweep of the White Sox in Chicago with an 11-1 pasting yesterday afternoon. The Red Sox offense was dominant in this series, scoring in double figures in all four games.

Rob Bradford has the Red Sox bats waking up just in time for this week’s series with the Yankees. Gordon Edes notes that Boston “outscored the White Sox in the series, 46-7, almost matching the 46-10 beating the Bears laid on the Patriots in Super Bowl XX.” Sean McAdam notes that the hit parade marched on in Chicago for the Red Sox yesterday. Jeff Goldberg notes that it was appropriate that the White Sox handed out white towels to the fans as a promotion yesterday.

Tony Massarotti proclaims what I thought most experts had already proclaimed in June; The AL East race is over. Bill Ballou also declares the race over. I’ll never understand why media members feel the need to make these type of proclamations. Kevin McNamara observes that the Red Sox are the baseball version of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Lenny Megliola says that good times are ahead for Boston sports fans. Bob Halloran says that the 2007 Red Sox are the 2003 Patriots.

Amalie Benjamin has a piece on Bobby Kielty, who had a big day yesterday, getting on base three times and hitting a home run. Massarotti also observes that Bobby Kielty has already had a big impact on the Red Sox…perhaps already more than Wily Mo Pena ever did. Bradford notes that Big Papi might’ve figured out that the first pitch he sees in an at-bat might be the best one he is going to get. Maureen Mullen has Red Sox coaches talking about the dangers of standing on the field while coaching first or third base.

Bradford’s notebook has J.D. Drew glad to finally snap his homerless drought. Edes’ notebook has more on Drew, and has Julian Tavarez hoping for another chance to pitch in a World Series. McAdam’s notebook says that this weekend’s sweep was one for the ages. Goldberg’s notebook has a look at Tavarez and how his rubber arm has served the Red Sox well. Ballou’s notebook has Kielty making the most of his time in the lineup.

Patriots
Shalise Manza Young reports that Asante Samuel will sign his franchise tender and report to Patriots training camp this morning.

John Molori’s Media Blitz is back and this week he talks to Cris Carter about his former teammate Randy Moss and how he thinks Moss will do here in New England under Bill Belichick.

Mike Reiss looks at Heath Evans, whose willingness to do whatever is asked of him makes him asset for the Patriots. John Tomase says that there are only a few spots on the roster that are up for grabs. Robert Lee notes that wide receiver is one area of competition where slots are up for grabs. Christopher Price examines what a huge weapon Laurence Maroney can be for the Patriots. Mark Farinella has a piece on Le Kevin Smith and how he might surprise you with his athleticism and creative interests.

Christopher L. Gasper’s notebook looks at Maroney getting his feet wet against the Panthers on Friday night.

Scott over at Patriots Daily also weighs in on today’s Patriots news.

Misc
Steve Buckley writes about Junior Seau, Michael Holley’s next book, and Tony Conigliaro among other topics.

John Connolly looks at the first place New England Revolution getting a nice break, Frank Dell’Apa says that the break comes at a good time for the Revs, who have not been as sharp recently.

Mark Blaudschun has the Boston College football team ready and eager to get out and play a real game this coming Saturday.

Craig N. Liadis reports on WEEI expanding into NH with their recent deal with Nassau Broadcasting which will put their programming on stations in the Concord and Lebanon markets

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