Red Sox beat the White Sox, 13 to 7.
The morning quote:
“I”m a friend of Tiger’s. I feel bad for him. He’s struggling…He needs support from a lot of people. I’ll be one of them.”
—Jack Nicklaus, on the Golf Channel yesterday. According to the police report, the two front tires on Woods’ car were flat, and damage was sustained to the front and back ends of the vehicle, but there was no sign of a collision anywhere nearby.
The morning quote, II:
“He’s in great shape. I saw him moving around. He’s in the best shape I’ve seen him in years, so he’s moving around well.”
—Red Sox president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski, on $95-million third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was activated yesterday. Being in great shape is nice, but can he hit? He certainly didn’t in his rehab stint in Pawtucket where he batted .160 in seven games.
The morning quote, III:
“I got like 120 texts, more than I got when I was drafted, so that was pretty cool.”
—Red Sox backup third baseman Devin Marrero, on the response to his two-home-run game that carried Boston to victory over the White Sox. Look out, Panda.
Worst. List. Ever.
Yesterday, ESPN released its list of the most famous athletes in the world. Tom Brady was ranked #21. We’re very, very disappointed in the people of the world today. The top five are: Ronaldo, LeBron, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, and Phil Mickelson, in that order.
Today, Yahoo sports examines: “How special can the Brady to Cooks connection be?” The WESR’s stable of seasoned football experts say it will be the best QB-to-WR combo since Brady-to-Moss, which was the greatest ever.
What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game:
Chris Sale struggled, giving up six runs (five earned) in five innings but still picking up the win as Boston’s bats pounded Chicago’s pitchers. In addition to Marrero’s two home runs, Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts also went yard, and JBJ went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .214.
What you need to know about Anders Bjork.
He’s the 20-year-old standout Notre Dame forward the Bruins signed yesterday to a three-year deal. Last year he led his team as a junior with 21 goals and 31 assists, and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker award. Bjork’s hometown is Mequon, Wisconsin.
Yesterday we erroneously called Dustin Pedroia the Red Sox’s “third baseman.” We apologize not only to Pedey, but to the Panda, who has earned the right to man the position for the next 17 years of his billion-dollar contract. Needless to say, a slew of interns have been fired.