The Red Sox remain the biggest topic of conversation around here, but hopefully we’re moving away from the “drinking in the clubhouse” discussions and towards the “what moves should they be making” discussions.
In yesterday’s Globe baseball notes, Nick Cafardo made the case that the Red Sox should try and get John Farrell away from the Blue Jays. Comments from the Toronto GM would seem to indicate that the door might be open for a move, but Rob Bradford looks at Why John Farrell should be the Red Sox’ next manager but won’t be.
Also in the Sunday Globe yesterday was a full-page advertisement from Theo Epstein, thanking Red Sox fans for 10 years of support. Also, in an effort to mess with his reader’s heads, Dan Shaughnessy wrote a glowing column on Epstein and the job he did here. (Maybe Dan and Larry Lucchino are on a break these days?)
Gone, never forgotten - John Tomase reviews Epstein’s reign as Red Sox GM.
Here’s looking at you, Theo - Gordon Edes looks at what is next for Theo and for the Red Sox.
The Patriots return from their time off this week and prepare to face the Steelers next Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Patriots superlatives - Ian Rapoport gives us the superlatives (yearbook-style) for the first half of the season.
Brown’s D.J. Hernandez serves as role model for Pats’ Aaron - Bill Reynolds with a look at the Brown assistant coach, and older brother of the Patriots tight end.
Life on Pats’ practice squad is a wild ride - Glen Farley with a look at the ups and downs that come with being a practice squad player.
Patriots’ Spikes learns game on the fly - Monique Walker has a look at the second-year middle linebacker and the energy and enthusiasm he brings to the defense.
In search of some early risers - Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has the Bruins desperately needing to finish shots early in games.
An unheralded Kelly leads B’s by example - Steve Conroy looks at the impact Kelly has made on the Bruins since coming over in a trade last February.