The inevitable finally happened last night. Somehow they managed to stretch it to the final week of the regular season, but the Red Sox were elimanated last night when Tampa and the Yankees won (and Boston lost).
Time to look to 2011.
Taking a moment to recognize how these Red Sox made it as far as they did - Rob Bradford hands out some credit for keeping the Red Sox alive for so long.
Season ends early for Red Sox - Gordon Edes says that this season was doomed from the start.
Splendid memories of a genuine giant - Dan Shaughnessy remembers Ted Williams on the 50th anniversary of his final game at Fenway Park.
Official end of chase tough to take - Michael Silverman looks at a disappointed club still able to hold their heads high.
Papelbon will probably get a raise, but he shouldn’t - Jim Donaldson says that common sense plays no role in salary arbitration.
One may catch Varitek being emotional - Peter Abraham’s notebook has the Captain realizing that his days with the Red Sox are numbered.
The Celtics had their first practice of training camp yesterday. Check out the complete links at CelticsLinks.com. Gotta love Peter May already looking for the negative after one practice.
Fresh legs - Gary Washburn has Kevin Garnett feeling as good as he has since leading the Celtics to the championship in 2008.
Refreshed Doc Rivers returns with Celtics - Mark Murphy has the head coach talking about his return for the final year of his contract.
What’s with this Baby talk? - Rich Levine looks at Glen Davis running his mouth on the first day of camp.
The Patriots are getting ready for a Monday night battle with the Miami Dolphins. Check the coverage at Patriotslinks.com.
Nothing little about Danny Woodhead’s impact - Karen Guregian has a mini-feature on the newest Patriot.
What about this defense? - Mark Farinella takes a fair and balanced look at the struggles of the defense.
Long journey to Foxboro for Hernandez - Christopher Price talks to those who knew the rookie tight end as a high schooler in Connecticut.
Pats opponents finding that left is right - Tom E Curran with a quick look at how opponents are targeting the Patriots.
Hey Tom, shouldn’t you follow the example of your colleagues in Miami:
And not give the opposition a “competitive advantage?”
Aside: Is this guy serious?
Belichick is not expecting that wild a game - Shalise Manza Young’s notebook has the Patriots coach not expecting a lot of wildcat formations from the Dolphins on Monday.
Bruins Find Reliable Center Option in Blake Wheeler During Preseason Loss to Capitals - Douglas Flynn has Wheeler showing he might be able to play some center for the Bruins.
I caught most of last night’s The Tenth Inning on PBS. At one point they mentioned “a Boston Globe columnist” who, in 1998 said the media was making too much of Mark McGwire having a bottle of androstenedione in his locker, saying that “There’s nothing sold at drugstores that would help any of us hit a home run in the big leagues” and comparing andro to aspirin, prime rib and coffee.
I looked it up, and sure enough, it was Shaughnessy – August 26th, 1998. I encourage a visit to the Globe’s archives to check it out. You’ll have to pay for it, but it’s worth it.