Epic All Star Game Goes To AL

It was quite a night at Yankee Stadium, one which didn’t end until after 1:30 am ET.

Gordon Edes recaps the AL’s 4-3 15 inning victory over the NL in the All Star game last night, in which J.D. Drew was named MVP. Rob Bradford has a look at an All Star game for the ages. Dom Amore says that if this one had lasted much longer they would’ve had to finish it in the new stadium.

Steve Buckley looks at the emotional appearance of George Steinbrenner on the field prior to the game. Jim Donaldson shares his memories of Yankee Stadium, going back to the 1950′s when he was a kid. Jeff Jacobs says that last night’s game provided the kind of drama that can’t be scripted. Nick Cafardo says that last night was almost a repeat of 2002, and calls for more pitchers to be added to the All Star rosters.

Mike Fine has a Red Sox report card for the first half of the season. Joe Haggerty has the top ten moments from the first half of the Red Sox season. Bradford has Manny Ramirez getting serious when talking about his future with the Red Sox and his desire to meet with team management to find out their plans for him.

Bradford has a look at Jonathan Papelbon‘s beef with the New York Daily News, which led to the Sox closer not feeling safe in New York. Donaldson says that Dustin Pedroia, of all the Red Sox All Stars, is most deserving of a bonus for playing in the game. Alex Speier says that the hits just keep coming for Pedroia. Buckley checks in with MVP J.D. Drew, who was willing to pitch last night if needed as well.

Joe McDonald looks at what Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie and the PawSox’ Chad Spann did on their day off. David Willis checks in with former Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach and his new roles as the hitting coach with the Nashua Pride and occasional WEEI Big Show co-host. Josh Egerman looks at a couple of former Cape League stars enjoying the All Star experience.

Benjamin takes another look back at the amazing performance of Josh Hamilton in the Home Run Derby on Monday night. Sarah Green says that Hamilton’s story provides an important message.

Amalie Benjamin has commissioner Bud Selig refusing to engage in any “what if” conversations after the game. Cafardo also has Selig talking about the economy and how it impacts baseball. Amore has Selig saying that baseball is working on a replay plan.

Edes’ notebook has a look at a rough All Star experience for Jonathan Papelbon, and has Curt Schilling’s thoughts on Yankee Stadium. Bradford’s notebook has the Sox All Stars in awe of Hamilton’s performance in the Home Run Derby.

Celtics

Frank Dell’Apa has James Posey seeking a four year deal. Steve Bulpett has Eddie House weighing his options and wanting more than the one year minimum salary deal the Celtics are offering.

Jim Fenton says that the Celtics are enjoying the view from atop the NBA. Scott Souza has Kendrick Perkins talking about the pain level at which he played with in the postseason, and how it was all worth it.

Patriots

Over on Patriots Daily, Scott Benson has a look at the first four games on the schedule for the Patriots in 2008.

Glen Farley has Andre Tippett ready for his Hall of Fame induction. Ross Kerber in the Globe today reports on Patriots affiliate NPS LLC suing Ambac Assurance Corp over the market for auction-rate securities.

Mike Reiss posted the latest edition of his Ask Reiss Mailbag yesterday and has a WR snapshot posted today.

  • Beantown

    Here’s an interesting take from an ESPN editor on the abuse Pap took in the parade:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=philbrick/080716&sportCat=mlb

  • howzie

    So this hamilton guy becomes a drug addict, then stops being one, then doesn’t win the HR Derby and the media are all over him?

    I honestly didn’t know, from the headlines I saw and the soundbites I heard, that Morneau won until last night.

    • Eddie

      It’s like setting a world record in a track and field time trial but then winning the Silver in the Olympics

    • Angry Old Bastard

      …..par for the course, when it comes to the media nowadays, the bigger the SOAP OPERA the bigger the HEADLINES. see: SPYGATE (that being said, I do think Hamilton’t turnaround is a good story.)

  • Jason Coyote

    In the case of Hamilton, is it possible to be a winner, then not be a winner, then be a winner even when you haven’t won?

  • Classless Concepts

    This site is boring without ratings. BOOOOOO

    • howzie

      DISAPPROVE!