Finally, it appears the deal is done. Coco comes to Boston, Manny Delcarmen stays. Props to the front office for making this happen. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Coco will quickly make fans stop missing Johnny Damon. Especially keep this in mind next year and the year after as Johnny’s skills decline and Coco hits his prime.

Imagine Bucky Dent: The Moviecoming to a theater near you?

“He’s got two more screenplays he would like to see made. One called Yoga Man and another Bucky (expletive) Dent. He is quick to admit he will have to change the latter’s title.”

No thanks.

Finally, take a moment to think about what happened 20 years ago today. The space shuttle Challenger, with the first civilian passenger, Framingham’s Christa McAuliffe, explodes just after launch. President Reagan said it best;

The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’