Some fast links this morning, before a guest column rebuttal of yesterday’s guest column…
The Red Sox continued their mini-slide yesterday afternoon, falling to the Tampa Rays 4-0 at Fenway Park as the offense was again shut down. You know it was bad, but did you know this series was a historically bad one for the Boston bats?
The Patriots play their second preseason game tonight, traveling down to Tampa to take on the Bucs.
Pats Pregame Points: Preseason Two At Bucs – Chris Warner gets us ready on Patriots Daily with a few pregame points of interest.
Patriots hope to continue progress – Mike Reiss has some areas of interest for tonight.
Patriots regulars set to play – Ian Rapoport says that we should see at least some of the Patriots projected starters tonight.
New England looks for a plan – Dan Cagen has Bill Belichick still trying to figure out who his starters will be.
Putting the ‘Patriot Way’ in perspective – Tom E Curran seems to be responding to a ludicrious 98.5 promo that has Tony Massarotti and Mike Felger angrily screaming that the ‘Patriot Way’ is ”condescending”, “arrogant” and “insulting.”
Bill Belichick’s Football Match.com Profile – Jerry Thornton tries to figure out the characteristic of the kind of players Bill Belichick looks for.
You Only Practice Twice – What’s the deal with Albert Haynesworth?
Westmoreland faces live pitching for first time since surgery – Tim Britton reports on the Red Sox prospect facing live pitching, with Theo Epstein stating that they hope to get him an at-bat by the end of the season.
Vaunted Boston lineup suddenly punchless – Eric Avidon has the look at the slumping Red Sox offense.