Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
During the course of the 14-year run of the TV drama “Dallas,” the events from one entire season were erased, revealed as merely a bad dream after the show’s creators opted to change direction.
The Red Sox can relate.
For the past two months, the Sox have operated as though they’re content to pretend the majority of this year never happened. Can you blame them? The decision to hire Bobby Valentine to lead them out of the mess of September 2011 proved to be an abject mistake, a 308-day managerial misadventure that produced daily melodrama, a lack of direction and 93 losses, more than any Red Sox team since 1965.
And now, as the calendar flips to January, ownership and the front office would have everyone chalk up 2012 to a figment of the imagination. Valentine is out of sight, having quietly receded to his hometown of Stamford, Conn. The Sox rarely mention his name, especially since they replaced him with John Farrell, whose first goal has been restoring normalcy to the clubhouse and repairing any collateral damage his predecessor left behind.
It is a slow Red Sox news day. We know the Red Sox are trying to forget the 2012 season. They have been trying to forget it since August. We would like to think it was a bad dream, but it wasn't, and the Sox are moving on.
In other news, Ugueth Urbina is out of jail...that's, uhmmm, good...
The rest of the links:
Herald: Strong case for Schilling | After prision release, former Sox closer Ugueth Urbina returns to baseball | Sox: A look back, a look forward | A Ballot Initiative | Ugueth Urbina working out with Caracas Lions, hopes to return to MLB