Sox, Yankees Set To Fire Up Fenway

Today and tomorrow, WEEI and NESN are holding the 10th annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. There are few more worthy causes than this one. I highly encourage you to contribute, if you are able.

With the stretch run approaching this week’s Red Sox/Yankees series at Fenway Park takes on added importance to both teams, even though they are each reasonably assured of a postseason spot.

Dynamic duo: Ellsbury, Granderson embody game’s new superstar class - Alex Speier looks at the the new superstar outfielder in this rivalry.

Weighing the scales on Cano vs. Pedroia - Christopher Smith looks at the battle of the star second basemen of the two clubs.

Sox vs. Yankees: A battle of matchups - John Tomase looks at those two matchups, plus a few more, including Gonzalez/Teixeira.

Playing well is Sox’ 1st priority - Michael Vega says that even though both teams seem assured of a playoff spot, playing well against each other is still very important.

Red Sox need just 176 wins to catch Yanks - Bill Ballou has the Sox slowly making up ground in the all-time matchup.

Sox look to maintain complete control over Yanks - Mike Fine looks at the Red Sox dominance of the Yankees this season.

Likely to be pitched battle - Vega’s notebooks has John Lackey looking to  keep beating the Yankees.

The Patriots announced their first wave of cuts yesterday, and among them was veteran safety James Sanders. He’s a guy I’ve had a lot of respect for, and who has been a steady guy for them in the secondary. The reaction from the media on Twitter about the cut tipped you off that he was also a favorite of theirs, and likely a good source for many of them.

This cut has deep impact - Karen Guregian notes that this move means Brandon Meriweather no longer has a safety net.

Stormy start to a critical week for Patriots - Tim Britton looks at a rough start to the week for the Patriots.

Shooed from darkened stadium, Pats release 11 - Mark Farinella hopes that Bill Belichick gave his released players enough cab fare to get back to the stadium to pick up their belongings.

Deion Branch: Zero concern about no catches - Rich Thompson has the Patriots receiver not concerned about his catchless preseason.

Those missing need to be seen - Monique Walker’s notebook has the Patriots still needing to get a look at several players before making the final roster decisions.  The Herald notebook from Dan Duggan has the Patriots moving their Monday meetings because of a power outage at Gillette. The Patriots Journal has more on Branch.

Belichick to star in two-part documentary on life - Jimmy Toscano looks at the NFL Films Documentary on the Patriots coach which was announced yesterday.

The irrelevance of the sideline reporter - Kirk Minihane wonders if there is any value to the sideline reporter anymore.

  • tl;dr

    Guess I'll be listening to TSH for the next two days…

    (The thumbs down button is to your right…still doesn't change my opinion)

    • My name is Acie Earl

      Wow. You are so edgy.

      • tl;dr

        Thanks but I wasn't trying to be edgy. Ahh sarcasm…the tool of the slow-witted.

  • Nicky_B

    "Kirk Minihane wonders if there is any value to the sideline reporter anymore."

    A better question would be, "Was there EVER any value to having a sideline reporter?"

    • tl;dr

      For laughs perhaps. I still get a chuckle out of the "arrie" instead of "awry" soundbite and who could forget the Joe Namath incident?

      • etak

        Me! *googles* Oh, hey, drunk Joe Namath. Thank you, that was fun.

        Anyway, the value of a sideline reporter is that it gives me a moment to check other channels. That's valuable!

    • MrEdRomero

      Looking at Heidi Watney is a valuable experience.

      • mallen

        I dunno. Ole Will McDonough was quite the looker back in the day.

      • Tony

        How awesome did she look in that rain hat she wore during the marathon, rain-addled doubleheader on Saturday? She somehow managed to look prettier wearing that thing. She's truly a natural beauty (and I actually like her work, too).

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