The Red Sox were shutout at Fenway Park last night, 3-0. The big news of the night however is that Tim Wakefield will be moving to the bullpen as Daisuke Matsuzaka is ready to join the rotation. Sean McAdam was the first with this news yesterday.
Patriots run the same old corner route - Tom E Curran says this pick seems a little redundant.
They were caught out of position - Albert Breer says that McCourty better be the next Darrelle Revis or Nnamdi Asomugha. McCourty’s college coach Greg Schiano was on WEEI this morning to defend his former player, and says that “4-5 years from now, people are going to say, ‘Wow, what a pick that was.’ That’s how I feel about the kid. I think he’s something special.”
McCourty at top of Patriots’ board - Mike Reiss has Bill Belichick saying that McCourty was the player they had targeted all along.
Belichick’s testing New England’s trust - Rich Levine says that with this pick, the “band of loyal Belichick supporters seems to further dissipate.”
Pats pad the defense, but leave draftniks wondering - Andy Vogt has the Patriots war room throwing almost every draftnik for a loop.
What is the story surrounding the knee of Texas LB Sergio Kindle? - Wondering why the highly touted Kindle is still on the board? Ian Rapoport gives you a big reason. Yesterday on the Globe Patriots blog, Albert Breer had a very good post on why he though Kindle would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Second-round mock draft - Reiss tries to figure out how the second round is going to fall.
For Terry Francona’s Red Sox, one wrenching decision has followed another - Ron Chimelis notes that the Red Sox manager has already had to make some very tough decisions early on in this season.
How do the Red Sox find their way? Start with the starters. - Rob Bradford looks at how the Red Sox can get back on track.
Red Sox changing of guard continues - Gordon Edes has Tim Wakefield as another member of the old guard being phased out.
Scan reveals broken ribs for Ellsbury - Maureen Mullen’s notebook has a new CT scan revealing the injury.
Celtics taking fire out of Heat - Julian Benbow says that the Celtics and Heat are in opposite mental states right now.
Celtics-Heat Game 3: What to watch for - Paul Flannery looks at the keys to tonight’s game.
Rajon Rondo pressing point on Miami - Dan Duggan points out that having Rondo defending Miami’s point guards full court has completely disrupted the Heat offense.
D-Wade to play more at the point - Because of the above, A. Sherrod Blakely says that we can expect Miami to adjust by having Dwyane Wade bring the ball up more.
Chiarelli chose wisely with Satan - Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins GM made the right midseason move.
Bergeron won’t look past Sabres - Joe McDonald has Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins not ready to look ahead yet.
Bruins pick right time to play best hockey - Stephen Harris looks at the Bruins turning it on in this series.
Savard is at contact point - Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has the Bruins center getting cleared for contact.
Tonight is a HUGE night in Boston sports. Comcast SportsNet is putting to use the huge staff that they’ve assembled for SportsNet Central and will have live remotes related to all four major sports teams in Boston.
Here is the rundown for the night:
Sherrod Blakely, Greg Dickerson, Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn, Bob Ryan and former Globe writer Marc Spears live from American Airlines Arena before and after Celtics-Heat Game. Reports will happen in the 6 and 10:30 editions of SportsNet Centraland Celtics Pre-Game Live and Celtics PostGame Live.
Joe Haggerty live from HSBC Arena before Bruins-Sabres Game 5 and Bob Beers live after the game. Reports will happen in the 6 and 10:30 editions of SportsNet Central.
Tom Curran at 6 p.m. before Draft Round 2 begins and Globefootball writer Albert Breer at 10:30
Sean McAdam live from Fenway before Sox-Orioles game at 6 p.m.