Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 5 to 1.
The morning quote:
“We have to find ways to make him uncomfortable. He’s super smart. There’s nothing that schematically that we’re probably going to throw at him that he hasn’t seen. We’ll have to be dialed in.”
—Bills GM Brandon Beane, in a Buffalo News article this morning, “What’s the formula for beating Tom Brady, Patriots?” Good luck with that, Brandon. We think the answer is to wait for the GOAT to retire in 17 years, then try your luck against Garoppolo.
The morning quote, II:
“Paul Pierce has always been my favorite player.”
—Newly acquired Celtics forward Marcus Morris, in his introductory press conference yesterday. We like this guy already—though we’re going to miss Avery Bradley. Did we mention that Morris is one of the league’s better defenders against LeBron James?
Tony Dungy must be really, really bitter about losing so much to the Patriots.
ESPN asked a panel of NFL experts to rate the best QBs since 1978, and he ranked Tom Brady as sixth on the list. He spewed some nonsense about how other more mobile quarterbacks were somehow harder to defend than the man who has won five Super Bowls.
A couple of years ago, we would have been outraged…
By Dungy’s ridiculous slap in the face of Tom Brady. But now we have one simple, satisfying reply to all the haters and losers out there: 28-3, baby. We can’t wait for this year’s 19-0 season. Anything less than going undefeated will be a letdown.
Today is a great day for all Americans.
It’s Gisele’s birthday. She’s 37. Here’s what Tom wrote on his Instagram page: “This has been such a special year, and we all love you more than you could ever know!” We say ditto to that! Greatest. Birthday wish. Ever.
What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game:
Don’t look now, but Drew Pomeranz is pitching like an ace. He went seven innings and gave up only one unearned run in picking up the victory over Toronto. Dustin Pedroia collected two hits and drove in three, raising his average to .310.
Pedroia’s night wasn’t perfect, though:
He did commit his first error in almost a year.
Rafael Devers watch:
The Red Sox’s third baseman of the future (until Dave Dombrowski trades him for an injured setup man) went 1-for-4 for Pawtucket last night, hitting a homer and driving in two. He’s batting .421, with 8 hits, 2 HR, and 15 total bases in 19 Triple-A at bats.