Did they coordinate beforehand? For their first-month, off-day writeups, each of the major Boston-area newspapers discusses a separate part of the team.
The Globe loves the hitting:
Even with Manny Ramírez providing only intermittent assistance, the Red Sox return home tonight to face Oakland with an offense that ranks first in the American League in on-base percentage (.353), first in walks (111), second in runs (125, one behind surprising Tampa Bay), and third in slugging percentage (.426).
The Herald loves the pitching:
… [T]he Sox continue to soar, mainly thanks to the superb work of the Sox pitching staff. The team’s 3.28 ERA is second-best in the AL, and the Sox have a 3.14 ERA in the past 19 games. The Sox have allowed three or fewer runs in 12 of those 19 games.
The Journal is concerned about the bullpen:
Outside of Papelbon and Hideki Okajima, for instance, Francona does not have anyone else he can bring in from the bullpen without having to cross his fingers after making a pitching change.
The Courant notes the Sox’ impressive performance in 13 straight games against the division:
By going 9-4 in that stretch, the Red Sox emerged with the biggest division lead at April’s end in franchise history, 3 1/2 games.
When you’re in first place, everything’s rosy, no matter what time of year.