It’s an early morning today, so only partial links for today. The only links below are the ones that were posted when I wrote this. Check back later this morning for a guest post looking back at Tony Conigliaro’s largely forgotten sportscasting career…
The Red Sox got seven strong innings from Josh Beckett, and a pair of solo home runs yesterday afternoon as they defeated the Minnesota Twins, 3-2 in the Metrodome. Daniel Barbarisi notes that this was a battery-powered win for the Red Sox. Barbarisi looks at both managers and both catchers getting ejected in the seventh inning yesterday. Barbarisi’s Red Sox journal reports that Rocco Baldelli is still dealing with hamstring issues that may be related to his rare cellular disorder.
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As expected, Tom Brady was the center of attention in Foxboro yesterday. He spoke with the media as a group for the first time since his injury, and was with them for quite some time. Since there were 96 media credentials issued for yesterday, there were a lot of questions to answer.
Bob Ryan says that it is clear that football is still Brady’s # 1 priority. Karen Guregian says that on the field, it looked like just another day of Patriots practice. Shalise Manza Young says Brady couldn’t be happier about being back out on the field. Jim Donaldson has Brady bringing the media circus back to Foxboro. Greg Bishop says that Brady’s work yesterday is a good sign for the Patriots. Albert Breer though, feels that it is time to dump a bucket of water on Patriots fans.
Mike Petraglia has Wes Welker saying that it is exciting for the Patriots to be getting their best player back. Mike Reiss and Christopher Price take a few notes from the OTA workouts. Young’s Patriots journal speculates that the absence of Vince Wilfork could be tied to his unhappiness with his contract situation. Michael Hurley says that Brady wasn’t the only story in Foxboro yesterday. Tony Massarotti is giddy at the possibility of a Wilfork salary holdout.
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