In the first time in quite some time there were no Boston teams in action, or a NBA or NHL playoff game, which made for a pretty quiet Monday in sports. The airwaves were mostly all Red Sox, getting reaction from Buster Olney’s series of blog posts from over the weekend on the “toxic” in the Red Sox clubhouse. The team returns home to Fenway Park tonight for nine games in nine days against the Marlins, Braves and Blue Jays.
The Red Sox weren’t the only discussion point on Monday, there was a little US Open talk mixed in. Felger & Mazz did a golf segment where Felger ranted about what the game is today and how there are too many winners, no elite players and no true rivalries. He noted in the last 15 majors there have been 15 different winners. All this came after Felger didn’t even know who won the Open and couldn’t even get Webb Simpson’s name right even though he and Mazz interviewed him after his Deutsche Bank Championship win last September. Pretty hard to take a guys’ golf thoughts serious when he had no idea who won the US Open the day before.
Speaking of Felger, he and Rob Bradford had an intense debate on the state of the Red Sox on Sports Tonight last night.
Saved situation in Sox’ bullpen– Peter Abraham looks at a much improved Red Sox bullpen.
Lowdown on Lester– Scott Lauber has an up and down, frustrating start to the season for Jon Lester.
Buchholz more vital than ever in Sox rotation– Tim Britton says there has never been a time where Clay Buchholz has been more important to the team than he is right now.
Grumbling, stumbling– John Tomase looks at the Red Sox’ season thus far with a few observations looking at the teams’ “sour” clubhouse.
Valentine proven to be expert talent evaluator– Sean McAdam says Bobby Valentine is still one of the best talent evaluators in the game.
Red Sox: ‘Toxic’ or treatable– Gordon Edes takes a bit of a sarcastic route to say it is too early to call the Red Sox clubhouse “toxic.”
Julien Edelman impresses Blue Jays coaching staff in weekend workout in Toronto– Christopher Price has Patriots wide receiver Julien Edelman helping out a friend over the weekend in Toronto with work outs before their game on Saturday. During batting practice Edelman reportedly belted five home runs.
Roger Clemens belongs in Hall of Fame– Chad Finn says despite being a “lying, cheating scoundrel, as delusional as he is duplicitous and half as smart as he thinks he is, divided by three,” Clemens still belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Injected butt innocent*– Gerry Callahan is not a fan of the ruling in the Clemens trial, which came to an end yesterday.