For players like Darnell McDonald and Daniel Nava, now is no time to look ahead.
The notebook has Kevin Youkilis not making the All-Star team, Jed Lowrie continuing his rehab and Adrian Beltre slumping a bit.
The minor-league notebook has the Red Sox on the run in Greenville and an update on Lars Anderson.
Check out what Darnell McDonald is listening to on his iPod. Sarah Rodman has that from the G section.
Here's a great take on LeBron James and it's from, of course, Bob Ryan.