Patriots Red Sox scored two touchdowns and made a two-point conversion to edge the Baltimore Ravens Orioles 15-10 last night in Baltimore.
Red Sox 15, Orioles 10: Boston’s bats leave no doubt – Tim Britton notes that it was logical that the Red Sox would follow up their lowest scoring game of the year by playing in their highest scoring game of the year. More game stories from Peter Abraham | Scott Lauber | Tony Lee | Sean McAdam
Tip your hat to Dustin Pedroia – Lenny Megliola says that the Red Sox second baseman is very special, “the little sonuvagun.” More on Pedroia from Nick Cafardo. McAdam has Pedroia coming up big on Sunday night.
Reddick the right choice - Gerry Callahan says that it is time for Josh Reddick to play right field fulltime, and for J.D. Drew to go home.
Perfectly happy to manage incredible 16-inning game – Bob Ryan stayed up right to the end of Sunday night’s 16-inning marathon, and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Hits must keep coming – Ron Borges astutely observes that with the starting rotation banged up, the offense has to keep scoring runs. He also has Kyle Weiland hoping not to get tossed out of his second major league game.
Crawford’s return a boost to Sox – Britton has a look at the return of Carl Crawford to the lineup.
Red Sox in comfortable position as trade deadline looms – Alex Speier looks at some areas of the roster that the Red Sox may tinker with in the coming weeks.
Dan Wheeler a hidden contributor – Gordon Edes says that the efforts of the Red Sox middleman last night should not be overlooked.
Jonathan Papelbon is bracing himself for a whole new world – Rob Bradford has the Sox closer very excited to test free agency at the end of the season.
Beckett’s start went long way – Abraham’s notebook has Josh Beckett setting the pace in the marathon game Sunday night. The Herald notebook from Lauber has David Ortiz starting his three-game suspension last night. The Red Sox Journal has more on Ortiz. The CSNNE.com notes have Tim Wakefield disappointed in his start last night.
Milan Lucic Enjoyed Offensive Breakthrough Last Season, But Must Maintain Physical Presence in Upcoming Campaign – Douglas Flynn has a look at the Bruins power forward.
One writer’s review of the Bruins’ Stanley Cup DVD – DJ Bean reviews the Bruins Stanley Cup DVD.
Brad Marchand knows deal will get done – Dan Duggan has the Bruins rookie confident that he’ll be back with the Bruins next season.
Leigh Bodden not seeing red – Karen Guregian has the Patriots cornerback ready for full contact as soon as training camp begins.
Light at the end of the tunnel – Jonathan Comey looks at the New England future of Matt Light once the lockout is lifted.
Jackson, Mankins push for compensation – Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports has Logan Mankins threatening to hold up the entire NFL by demanding to be either a free agent or given a $10 million payout.
Celtics-CSNNE deal includes an equity stake – Chad Finn with a short report on the possible deal between the Celtics and Comcast.
A couple other notes:
WEEI announced today that it will maintain and extend its agreement with Westwood One to carry Sunday and Monday night football which includes the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A bit of a change with the deal though is this – if the Patriots make it to the AFC Championship and Super Bowl, WEEI will be allowed to air the national feed of those games. The NFL broadcast blackout restriction has been lifted in home markets for the conference championship games and the Super Bowl for the first time. This means that the AFC Championship and Super Bowl could potentially be aired both on 98.5 FM (with Gil and Gino) and WEEI (with Boomer Esiason and Kevin Harlan.)
Jason Wolfe says that it will be “a real thrill for Patriot fans to be able to hear Boomer Esiason on the call of the Super Bowl, should the team get there. He’s the best analyst in the business.”
The NBA will announce the 2011-12 season schedule today, which is an absolute joke. I have yet to talk to one person who believes that the NBA will play at all this season, let alone the full schedule. It’s a little insulting to have a schedule release show and analysis for games that won’t be played, such as Celtics-Knicks on Christmas Day.