Sox Again Blinded By Rays, Yankees Up Next

See the bottom of this post for another Burn Notice comment contest.

Brad Penny gave up three home runs last night, and the Red Sox offense couldn’t get the key hit when needed, resulting in a 6-4 loss to the Tampa Rays last night.

Adam Kilgore has the Sox dropping 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees with the loss. John Tomase has the Sox with another flop at the Trop. Daniel Barbarisi has the Rays completing the two game sweep of the Sox.

Tony Massarotti says we should all be very very afraid. Michael Silverman has the Sox signing Paul Byrd to a minor league deal to bolster their pitching depth. Barbarisi wonders if it is the venue, or the opponent that makes playing in Tampa so tough. Lenny Megliola says that tonight it is John Smoltz’s turn to reward the Red Sox investment and faith in him.

Nick Cafardo says the Yankees are going to be pumped up for this series. Steve Buckley says Yankees fans should think before they boo David Ortiz. Dom Amore has the Yankees owning the lead, but the Sox owning the season series thus far.

Kilgore has Daisuke Matsuzaka speaking with the media (in English) for the first time since his critical comments about the organization went public last week. Silverman has Dice-K talking a different tune this time. Barbarisi thinks that Matsuzaka speaking in English may signal a new commitment to the Sox.

Kilgore has Jason Bay re-aggravating his hamstring injury last night. Barbarisi says that Bay will miss at least two games in the Yankee series because of the injury. Tomase has Ortiz still seeking answers on his test. Buddy Thomas says that old-time baseball players were much tougher than the modern day variety.

Confidence is just oozing down in New York as the Yankees and their fans smell blood in the Red Sox waters. Check for all the coverage. (NY Newsday’s feeds broke when they re-designed their site last month, and they hasn’t fixed them yet.)

 The Globe notebook has David Ortiz not yet ready to speak on his test, and the players union not willing to make a legal fight to reveal his test. Tomase’s notebook says that Bay will be out for at least the first two games of the Yankees series. Barbarisi’s Red Sox journal has more on Ortiz’s quest for information.


Over on Patriots Daily, check out Jeremy Gottlieb’s  post on five Patriots with something to prove this season.

Mike Reiss has NFL Officials in camp yesterday in part to help explain what some are calling “the Tom Brady Rule.” Ian R. Rapoport talks to a few of the rookies as they settle into camp routine. Mark Farinella has Stephen Gostkowski settled in quite nicely as Adam Vinatieri’s replacement here.

Ben Collins has a look at ex-Nebraska star Terrence Nunn, who is opening eyes in camp by catching everything thrown his way. Shalise Manza Young has Nunn making quite an impression in the early going. Hector Longo gives us his impressions of the first week of training camp.

Brian MacPherson has Terrance Wheatley set to be a playmaker this season. Rapoport has Andrew Walter not looking back at his time in Oakland.  Andy Vogt has Walter getting a fresh start with the Patriots. Robert Lee has Darius Butler getting his NFL education at the hands of the Patriots receiving stars.

Jennifer Toland has Worcester resident and eighth grade math teacher Paul King Jr. entering his first season as an NFL official. Rapoport has more on the new rules for this season.

The Globe notebook has Andrew Walter not wishing to talk about his days with the Raiders. Vogt’s notebook has more on Nunn. Rapoport’s notebook has Belichick saying that many of those not practicing are close to returning. Farinella’s notebook has Walter going from the NFL’s outhouse to penthouse. Young’s Patriots journal has Walter grateful for a shot with the Patriots. Toland’s notebook has Walter happy to be with a winner.

Mark Murphy has Glen Davis expressing his frustration with the Celtics via Twitter.

Another Burn Notice Giveaway

Tonight is the Burn Notice Summer season finale. Leave a comment below and get entered for a chance to win the prize pack below. The contest is today only. I have to notify the agency of the winner tomorrow.

A dangerous man from Fiona‘s past resurfaces in Miami after years of hiding, with deadly intentions. Teaming up with Fiona’s ruthless brother, Michael will do whatever it takes to save her… even if that means crossing a few lines. Don’t miss the Burn Notice summer finale — “Long Way Back” — Thursday at 9/8C! Season 3 will continue with eight all new episodes beginning in January, 2010. Follow Burn Notice on Twitter, Become a Fan on Facebook and Visit the Official Website.

Enter To Win:

Burn Notice Season 1 & 2 DVD

Burn Notice Novel

Burn Notice T-Shirt

It’s a great show, and as I’ve pointed out before, the star, Jeffrey Donovan is an Amesbury native and huge Patriots Fan.

The winner of the season premiere gift pack was Shannon from Knoxville, TN.

  • Matt M

    I love Burn Notice.

    • Paul

      Michael Westen is my hero.

  • Jeff

    Me too. It’s still got it. (Has it really only been three seasons?)

    Bad thing is how seasons get split apart on all the good shows nowadays.

    Ah well….

  • Rob

    This show is great!

  • Derek

    It’s easily one of the best shows on television. Great cast, can’t go wrong with Bruce Campbell.

  • Jon

    It’s tough to get upset over the Red Sox when it’s Shark Week.

  • Dave St. Jean

    Still the best show on television!

  • Jason Coyote

    Season 3 has been a good one so far.

  • Scott S

    Burn Notice is a fantastic throw back action show!

  • Lance

    Here is my comment.

  • John

    Just started watching Burn Notice in the last month. One of those shows my wife and I both love.

  • Curtis

    (If Michael was a baseball analyst) People forget that in baseball, it’s easy to overthink things. Like pitch counts for example. Sometimes, you just need to wait for your opponent to limit themselves by pulling someone like Jaba early. That leaves you open to strike back on lousy middle relief.

    • Jason Coyote

      (If Michael drank Guinness)


  • Mark

    sweet show ‘should we shoot them?!’

  • Carl

    I’m just here for the Burn Notice contest.

    • Sam

      LOVE BURN NOTICE. Cant wait for Tonight

  • Jason

    Love the show!

  • David

    I’d love to see Michael Westen wearing a Pats jersey in Miami.

  • Sean

    Still a great show.

  • Tom Chagnon

    i was a huge fan of Burn Notice before i found out he’s a Patriots fan ….. now i’m even a bigger fan …also helps that Fiona is SO HOTT!!!!!!!!! : )

  • Alessandro

    Agreed with the above statement about Bruce Campbell, this is his best TV work since “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.!”

  • Ryan

    Great show, why hasn’t a yogurt company sponsored this show yet?

  • Gerry Nutter

    Great season so far and MIKE tonight will show how he really feels about FI.

  • Brian

    Just got into this show by watching the recent marathons on USA. Very cool!

  • Evan

    If I can tear you all away from Burn Notice – has WEEI changed its advertising routine? D & H was a little disorienting today because they had 10 minute blocks of talk and about 2 minutes(!) of commercial break. Maybe they figured out that 10 – 15 minutes of ads is driving people nuts (and maybe to another station!)

    • Jason Coyote

      Thanks for this post Evan, I was just about to mention the same thing. I wonder if they’re shortening the commercial blocks to avoid having people a week from now switch over to check out 98.5 the SportsHub.

      And did Bruce just post something on the Forum page about EEI going off the air today during D&H?

      • Tiki

        Wierd they are now featuring “Back in 90″ outros when they go to break – no flashes -or at least no “interactive” stuff – this has to be someting to gear up for the Hub. DeOssie joked about not having time to pee and both he and Meter cracked wondering how Mikey was gonna adust.

        Gotta be Hub related – I know I usually hit 890 for 15 minutes at the top of every hour and during the eternal ad breaks.

        • Curtis

          I know the stream was out during a good portion of D&H as it was switched to Fox national programming – same thing happens during Sox broadcasts. Very strange day and Ordway cant stop talking about the new “short breaks”. Yet another move to counteract a competitor that they will only mock if they reference at all on air yet has driven several changes.

  • E

    EEI has definitely changed their ad time. Question is whether it’s for good.

    Love Burn Notice on USA. Going on trip to NYC tonight, but I plan to watch finale when I return on Monday.

  • Guntfather of Sports Radio

    Besides Phantom Gourmet and Track Gals, Burn Notice is my favorite show. Bruce Campbell!!!

  • Aloe is Good for Burns

    Big fan of the website and Burn Notice. Sam is the best character on the show!

  • kevin

    man i love this show. I am looking forward to the episode where he goes to Ireland to rescue Fiona. Must be in the next batch of episodes.

  • ShootingStarsMag

    My family loves this show, especially my mom. I’d love to be entered!!


  • liv

    in for the burn notice contest


  • jay


  • TheHey

    This is by far my fave cable show.

    I actually started watching it for Bruce Campbell but it’s such a really well written show with a quality that has been remarkably consistent (except for Fiona losing her accent after the pilot which IMHO was a good thing).

    • kevin

      her losing the accent was within the show. She is a british woman playing an Irish woman living in Miami. Better to do the bland american accent she has than a cheesy Irish one.

      within the show they alluded to it being better for her to blend in by not using her Irish accent.

  • Brett

    I’d love to win this, Burn Notice is a great show!

  • Jon

    Whats better than a Massachusetts boy and Pats fan kicking ass in Miami

  • Neha

    I love Burn Notice: it’s smart, funny, and full of action.

  • JeffH

    Burn Notice FTW! “Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.”

  • Ray Smotherman

    Michael could outsmart Jack Bauer any day

  • dave chobanoff

    this show rocks!!

  • Hope Duryea

    Love the show. Watch it with the husband and we both enjoy it – for different reasons :)

  • Matt

    Loves me some Burn Notice

  • Jack E

    Burn Notice is awesome!

  • Dan

    Counting the time until 10:00

    • kevin

      ok but it is on at 9

  • http://bostonsportsmediawatch stephanie gayheart

    Sam can drive my car and have a Mojito with me anytime. 😀

  • Mikey

    What a great show! What am I going to do next week when it’s on break??

  • Sage Fury

    Mike, fi, and sam… greatest team ever =)

  • Krista

    Burn Notice is my absolute favorite show! I love Fiona!

  • Eric Svenson

    Burn Notice is one of only 4 TV shows I watch as I have never been an avid TV watcher. I think more shows should be written an produced at this caliber as it is also teenager friendly

  • CaffeineMan

    I enjoy the show a lot, but didn’t know Donovan was from Amesbury. Cool.

  • Paul Brandt

    I heard about this contest on the Facebook fan page! I would love to win it!

  • Josh Janousky

    I am such a huge fan of Burn Notice! I’ve purchased glasses similar to his, read the books, own the DVDs, and have all the episodes on my iPod!

  • Lorraine

    Would love to win any goodies from Burn Notice! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kristen

    Burn Notice is funny, clever and action-filled. Seriously addicting!

  • Jason

    I am excited and sad for the Summer Finale, but I have a bunch of old episodes on my DVR from the marathon they ran last weekend so I should be set. I am a facebook fan and they sent me here


  • Jonathan Cook

    I love this show. I remember first reading about it in my local newspaper…Too bad they can’t get out info as fast as the Web!

  • Justyn

    Burn Notice is a groundbreaking show on television. I can’t wait for the mid-finale tonight!

  • Linda

    Love Jeffery Donovan & Burn Notice. Can’t wait to see who/what gets blown up tonight.

  • Alex

    I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Burn Notice is the greatest show on television, past or present

    • Bruce

      Using the Random Number Generator at RANDOM.ORG, this comment was the winner! I’ve emailed Alex for notification. Congrats!

  • Russell McCormack

    Sounds like a cool contest. I wonder what the T-shirt looks like?

  • Vikki Coady

    One of the best shows on tv without fail…and the fact that the star is a Pats and a Red Sox fan(LOVED it when he said so on Regis & Kelly and essentially said oh well when the New Yorkers booed him) just makes me love it more. Oh and having Bruce Campbell sure as hell doesn;t hrut!

  • Dan Syens

    Here’s to winning some Burn Notice stuff!

  • Julie Sizemore

    Tonight will be awesome. I can’t wiat for Burn Notice!

  • Melissa Freeman

    I love Burn Notice!!!

  • Deborah

    Love the characters on Burn Notice!

  • Alisa Bernal

    OMG!! I <3 Burn Notice with a passion!! Jeffrey Donovan is amazing & have Bruce Campbell as a partner just makes it all the better! Every one has such a great chemistry it just makes the show that much more enjoyable to watch. I can't wait for tonight's episode, but I'm also sad that I have to wait until January for the rest of the season. =(

  • Jessica Melendez

    Our family loves Burn Notice and would love to win this contest!

  • Nancy Wolf

    I love Burn Notice!!! Sign me up for the summer finale give away!

  • Charlie D

    Have loved Burn Notice since Day 1 and Donovan’s exceptional taste in Sports only makes me like it more! Looking forward to tonight.

  • Ben Ellis

    I’m a huge Patriots fan, and was thrilled to find out that Jeffrey Donovan was one too. I was a big fan of Burn Notice at that point, already…so it was icing on a tasty cake. Would love to win that prize pack!!

  • Dallas

    Burn Notice and the Pats pretty much own my life

  • Meredith Miller

    Can’t wait for the mid-season finale tonight!

  • Susan Smith

    Seems like less people entering here, maybe a good sign?

  • HighWireNickEsasky

    So what I’m hearing is you all love Burn Notice and can’t wait for tonight’s episode…

  • Casey

    I can’t wait until 9 tonight…mostly to see the explosions!

  • caiti

    i love burn notice, best show ever :)

  • AndrewRanta

    Great show. Season 2 finale was a great episode and so far season 3 has been much better than season 1 and two so I’m hoping for something good tonight and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.

  • jaa

    Once tonight is over it’s the long haul to JANUARY!!

  • jenM

    Huge fan of Burn Notice!

  • bartc3

    awesome show!

  • Jon Miller

    Love this show.
    Fingers crossed on the contest.

  • Cary

    Michael, Sam & Fiona are an awesome team with a great mixture of personalities. This show is a must watch!

  • Rob

    Can’t wait for the show tonight!!!

  • BrookeC

    it is tough to wait until January, but it’s better this way. This way you get it spread out instead of having to wait a full year in between.
    Go Burn Notice,FTW…..>>>>> Love it.

  • mandb97

    Has anyone noticed WEEI has changed their commercial cycle. It seems like there is no more 15 to 20 minute waits at the top of the hour. There is also quick 30 second breaks during the hour as well.

    • Evan

      See my post from noon time – click on ‘older comments’ at the bottom of the page.

  • Laura Carter

    I love Burn Notice. I have watched it since the beginning when it first aired several years ago.

  • David

    Burn Notice is awesome!!!!

  • Fuddster

    Looking forward to the Burn Notice finale, but not the wait til January for more episodes…

  • David

    Burn Notice is the most awesome show on TV!

  • Greg Loper

    I knew I liked Jeffery Donovan for some reason. Now I know, cause he’s a huge patriots fan!!! The show is pretty cool too.

  • Dawna

    We love burn notice our whole family watches the show. Would love to have this prize pack.

  • Donielle

    I love Jeffrey Donovan!

  • Dan McMillan

    Burn Notice is a great show, wish I didn’t have to wait until 2010 to see more if it after tonight. :(

  • James

    Man, its going to suck having to wait until January for more Fiona. :(

  • Cheryl

    I love burn notice. I dont know if ill be able to wait until jan.

  • Fe

    This show is addicting. Everything about it is hot!

  • Elyssa
  • Noe Ocampo

    Burn Notice is making me contemplate re-enlisting in the Marines for a 3rd Tours Overseas. Miss the front line work!

  • Chris McCoy

    I hope I win – I love this show – JANUARY IS TOO LONG TO WAIT!!!

  • Michele

    Great show- wonderful characters, great action scenes, fun storylines.

  • Daniel Williams

    I love this show

  • Melissa

    I can’t wait for tonight’s finale. Happy Burn Notice Day, everybody!

  • Bruce, NV

    I have no idea what burn notice is.
    But I’m glad about the Pats trade for burgess.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    wow….look at all the “comments”….must be a record

    • Jude Lynch

      Watching the Sox right now and keeping everything crossed that their bats will come alive tonite.

      Follow Burn Notice on Facebook and hopefully will be the ‘chosen’ one for the contest!!!



  • Allison Ko

    I love Burn Notice!

  • Ellen

    Thanks for the great contest – can’t wait to see tonight’s episode!!

    • Jan


    • Tashauna

      I love Burn Notice and just as I am getting into it, they put it on hiatius until the beginning of the year! :( oh pooh!

  • Deidre

    Love this show!!!!

  • Patrick Hermann

    I love Burn Notice since the 1st episode xD, I’ve even started looking for several Dodge Chargers to see if I can tweak it like Michael does xDDD

    • Ellen

      Burn notice is one of the best shows on the air. I love his sense of humor in the voiceovers.

  • Neil Blumengarten

    I love the show and as a former Massachusetts resident living in sunny Florida (like Michael, though a bit more north than Miami) it’d be wicked cool to win from a Boston site!

  • Erika

    Amazing show!! I am a HUGH fan of Burn Notice and your website!! :)

    New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • Jenny

    It is going to be a loooooooooooooooong wait until January. Love this show!

  • Beth

    I love Burn Notice!! Tonight’s episode will be so many kinds of awesome, I can’t wait!!

  • Natalie

    I am so excited for this episode. I love this show!

  • Samantha

    Great contest, can’t wait for January!

  • Jeanette H

    I love Burn Notice!! Can’t wait to see it tonight!

    Go Sox!
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Robin Young

    This is the one show my husband will watch with me. We call it quality time. Thanks Burn Notice!

  • Rotillo


  • Annie

    No NESN in NC, so I don’t have to chose between Sox and Burn Notice Finale, Whew! Now Go SOX, Go Michael McBride AKA Michael Weston! Easy Peasy.

  • Rachel

    January seems a long time away! We will miss you Fi, Sam, and Michael

  • Sean Chatham

    Burn Notice finale tonight?! From the Sox fan down here in North Carolina…looking forward to it! You guys keep up the good work.

  • Pam

    This is a great show & I’m glad that the Boston media is supporting Jeffrey & the show. Hope I win!!

  • James W.

    Burn Notice gives me one of increasingly few reasons to still watch TV!

  • mrman51

    Just got home and will stay up to watch the show instead of getting ready for bed.

  • Colleen

    I love this show. I can’t believe tonight was the last night until Jan.

  • Bethany Brinton

    I love this show. Recently got hooked, Jeffrey is one of the best actors I have ever seen!

  • ivo

    Got to love Michael doing what Michael doesn’t normally do. Tap. Tap.

  • Debbie E

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity to score some swag.

  • Rick Mc

    I like free stuff.

  • The Blot

    I need a Burn Notice prize pack badly! I hope I win.

  • Maria Hall

    This is the BEST show ever!!! My husband and I never miss an episode. Can’t wait until January!!!

  • Micki Sackler

    With Burn Notice, each season is better than the last. The deceptively sophisticated mix of humor, drama, action, violence (only when necessary, of course) and romance (incl. Sam’s chat’s about romancing his “lady”, whch, on second thought, would probably fall under “humor”)are terrific.

    There’s not one weak character in the bunch, so well written and creative is the writing for the actors to embody.

    I really couldn’t even tell you a favorite character because all the lead characters: Michael, Sam, Fiona and Madeline, they each have something that makes them especially appealing in some unique way.

    Yes, I have fever, Burn Notice fever!

    I just enjoy the ride.

  • Nick B


  • william hechler

    Greatest show on television.