The Bruins opened the 2013-14 regular season last night with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Sox also look to vanquish an opponent from Tampa as they take on the Rays this afternoon in game one of the American League Divisional Series.
We’re entering what is likely the busiest time of year for Boston sports, with all four teams active right now. This means of course, that I’m scheduled to be be away for a couple of weeks. Therefore, updates in this space will be sporadic for the next couple weeks.
If you look up in the navigational bar above, you’ll see an entry for Daily Links. This drops down and brings you to constantly updated headlines from the local sports outlets on each of the four major sports teams in town. I will try to check in here, and there should be a couple guest columns coming in along the way. I’ll probably have some stuff on Twitter from time to time as well.
Fred Toucher and his hangup on Rick Pitino yesterday has gotten plenty of attention, both positive and negative. WEEI was bashing him for it this morning, which created another back-and-forth studio gangster feud between the shows.
BSMW member Marty summed up the entire incident thusly:
Professional douchebag pulls amateur douchebag move on other professional douchebag
In related news: a different set of professional douchebags complain about the professional douchebag that did it.
I think that nails it.
Chad Finn talks to the new Entercom Boston boss in this week’s media column:
Interestingly, Zachary says he has a good relationship with Glenn Ordway, and makes an interesting statement when discussing the future of the station:
“I’m not one to go backwards, but you do have to look at the station and ask, ‘What did they do to be successful?’ I would think that some of that recipe is still valid today,’’
The Zach Sudfeld release yesterday was an opportunity for many to fingerwag: “Just shows you can’t put any stock in the preseason.” Or course, the people saying that are the same ones that were pumping his preseason performances. Speaking of which, Kenbrell Thompkins has come pretty much as hyped, so maybe, sometimes you can put stock in them?
It’s also interesting that so many treat the release as final, the end of his stay here. Experiment over. I suspect there’s a good chance he ends up on the practice squad, which is probably where he belonged in the first place.
How disappointed must Dan Shaughnessy and the rest of the local sports media be that Terry Francona’s Indians aren’t coming to Fenway today? A full series of easy, write-themselves columns and shows down the drain.
Enjoy the sports, everyone.