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BSJ Daily Briefing 10.24.17: 3 months…

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Good morning!

A few thoughts while I try to figure out how to watch the Patriots' film since it was ruined by the fog:

  • Happy 3-month anniversary to BSJ and our loyal members! So far, so good on the Good Ship BSJ. We're at 5,706 members and counting. Page views: 3.141 million.
  • As always, we can't thank you enough for the support. You men and women are our lifeblood, and we appreciate you supporting a totally New England-based operation: we're owned here, pay taxes here, we're from here, we live here and we're here to stay. And we're not looking to bleed anyone dry.
  • I'm a fan of the Alex Cora signing, but how he fills out his coaching staff will be crucial, especially the bench coach. Usually there's a good cop/bad cop routine going on. Figure Cora will be a little more aligned with the players, which isn't a bad thing. Sometimes those guys can get the players to dig a little deeper, for him.
  • Not sure which team to root for in the World Series. Guess I'll go with the Astros. I just have a blast watching that team play. But Dave Roberts is managing the Dodgers...
  • Very impressive performance by the Eagles and QB Carson Wentz last night. But the Eagles always come back to Earth at some point. What we do know: there are no great NFL teams this season. Even the Patriots.

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And away we go...


Boston sports and the fog, a brief history

Red Sox

Now the all-important work begins for Alex Cora on his coaching staff
Podcast: McAdam on in Bangor on the Sox
Podcast: McAdam on again in Bangor on the Sox (apparently Sean is HUGE in Maine)


Video: Marcus Morris vs. Jayson Tatum 1-on-1
Notes: Injury updates on the Marcuses



Notebook: Robust edition, starting with how the coaching film was ruined by the fog
PatsCap is tracking the Patriots' contract incentives
Price will have a Live Q&A this afternoon.


10:30 a.m.: Bruins practice, Warrior Ice Arena (McDonald)
11 a.m.: Patriots conference call
1 p.m.: Live QA&A - Price on Patriots/NFL
2-4 p.m.: Bedard in studio with Felger & Mazz (listen live)
7:30 p.m.: Knicks at Celtics, NBCSB (Robb)
8:09 p.m.: World Series - Astros at Dodgers (FOX)