A Rare Byrd

Rob Bradford
August 21, 2008 - 5:20 am
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Sorry about the tardy post. I'm going to try and get to this earlier in the morning on a regular basis, but packing my bag in Baltimore and getting out of town slowed me down a bit. I wanted to first make mention of tomorrow night's starter for the Red Sox, Paul Byrd. I don't know if you knew, but the newest Sox starter has a book out, "Free Byrd: The Power of a Liberated Life." It hit the shelves July 1 and hit my book bag two days ago. I don't know how much you know about Byrd's story, but it is certainly book worthy. In it he talks about his struggles with the use of performance-enhancing drugs, pornography, and quite a few other challenges while trying to live life as a Christian.  Byrd was nice enough to sit down in my make-shift TV studio (the Red Sox dugout) and talk about it. Pretty cool stuff. To see it CLICK HERE. Speaking of video, some of you have asked about the whereabouts of Sean Casey's video blog, "City Hall." I apologize about the delay, but we wanted to present it the right way and get out the technical glitches so the first installment will be Monday. I will say this, it IS going to be a must see. He has already cranked out two of them, the first talking about his favorite wrestling moves and matches of all-time, and the second discussing his progressions of haircuts. Good times! Guess what? Mike Felger's first mailbag is in, and it's awesome! Way better than a Neil Diamond concert.   Speaking of links, you should check out "Late Night Links" over at our fantasy football writer, Kirk Minihane's blog. There was also some controversy in the Red Sox press box last night over Kirk's decision to list Brian Westbrook as his No. 2 running back.  Also this morning on the WEEI.com blogs: Behind the Glass reminds us of tonight's Old-Time Baseball Game, while also checking in with an interview with FOBF (Friend of Bradford Files for you newbies) Jon Wallach. Good stuff. The Producers has an interview with one of the top college football writers in the nation, Ivan Maisel. Interesting stuff. The A-Blog reflects on what was promised and what was delivered in regards to Daisuke Matszuaka. Top-notch stuff! After putting an insightful entry on the return of Asante Samuel, with solid quotes from Ellis Hobbs, Where's Trags? opens the door for Revolution fans to chime in (and they've been walking through via emails). Soccerlicious stuff! One of my favorite sites, Baseball Think Factory. Got to hit the road. Be back later today ... promise.