Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
[0:00:24] ... -- place. Here. So there was. It was really -- An emotional DocRivers after the game last night Butler and 937 WEEI clippers come anyway into the story. -- one and only trip back to the city boss replace -- with for nine years when you're wrong you're wrong. Like 30% -- prediction. Is embarrassing at -- last night -- out but 0%. -- the Texas at 91 -- I knew was there apparently it was 919%. Positive than negative way off from. 730. And -- emotionally for DocRivers -- McClellan joins us talk all things dockets open Jacqui brought you by Elizabeth Grady. Dot com Jackie -- Oreo. Well I ... [0:03:14] ... second of all. I mean you can't think you can talk about KevinGarnett without crying OK and I know he's emotional guy. You'd think he wants to be the guy that says yeah our cabin ... [0:05:15] ... it's this is not a free agent. Yeah we get upset for RayAllen choosing a better situation we get upset for Johnny Damon choosing him anymore money your article. Whatever -- right and and -- ... [0:08:57] ... able to. Missile but those -- into talking about the you know ChrisPaul or John Rondo broke -- I wouldn't close they are gonna talk about. -- play against Miami Chris ball jumped in into exactly what he was talking about very similar guys -- begin deep ball. It would cycle from Rondo to ChrisPaul goes to special players. Well I think what it is is ChrisPaul belittle what season. And -- a better player experience could -- party right now the best point guard in the league he better offensive player than Rondo on the much better shooter. On an -- thing a better traffic to a lot of really get that after it defensively. Some of the time ChrisPaul the guy that does all that -- be a great guy for -- and a look at the course that you guys now. Quite a bit of animosity between the two of them and they both have that -- still -- And -- they have that's sort of that quality where they're gonna. They're gonna question echoed a little bit I think Ron they'll probably helped dock in a prepared for crystal could be used to having. Government really superstar laden is so Smart he's got that photographic memory in these studies. It would -- no one who really studies the game and so that ChrisPaul. And so I can log it was probably great preparation for dot to coexist very nicely with ChrisPaul. Meanwhile the new Celtic coach. Feels like Bill Belichick can see him as a Specter a senator earlier Jackie this guy. Shows ...
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
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Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
[0:01:14] ... for you today. Eighty Berkeley is gonna join us we'll talk to MattChatham Jack McMullen Tommy currents -- going to be. All over the place but -- ought to start. What the Celtics game last ... [0:01:47] ... saying that 30%. Of the TD garden crowd was going to -- DocRivers that was -- claim yesterday I said it ought to be seven. It was closer to. A 1000. Is what it was closer to you and there were three different occasions where as a free and you had a chance to voice to DocRivers you were upset about the way he left. There was an opportunity when he came up the first time out of the ... [0:05:06] ... talk about the way he treated people there's a human aspect of DocRivers right there. It compare to other coaches IK apparent to guide the Celtic coach now which it is. If they -- a different contrast between DocRivers and Brad Stevens but. There's a very human element to DocRivers humanizing when he -- Kamal what the NC as you said humanizing in the post game. I lied forgot about and it ... [0:06:18] ... rate shirt. I'd forgotten that and it came back in the emotion DocRivers last. I tell people all the time that people don't get -- -- and they really don't they don't on this arm ...
THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Oilers, 9:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Blue Jackets at Rangers, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
NBA: Clippers at Nets, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Rockets at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Maryland at Boston College, 7 p.m. (ESPNU; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Florida Atlantic at DePaul, 9 p.m. (FS1)
NFL: Chargers at Broncos, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network; WEEI-FM)
College football: Awards Show, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Swansea City at St. Gallen, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Anji at Tottenham, 3 p.m. (FS1)
Reginald St. Fleur was linked to the theft of the files from the car of former Biogenesis employee Porter Fischer by some blood stains on the door handle. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with armed burglary.
Major League Baseball paid cash for documents that connected numerous players, including Alex Rodriguez, to the since-closed anti-aging clinic. However, an MLB source told the New York Daily News, “We have never had any dealings with this individual.”
The Daily News reports that the man who sold the documents to MLB, Gary Jones, worked with St. Fleur at Boca Tanning. Fischer reportedly worried earlier this year that he had been double-crossed by Jones and St. Fleur.
According to a police statement about St. Fleur’s arrest: “He told [police] he did not know about the burglary, does not know Fischer, and never touched anyone’s car. When investigators explained his blood was found on Fischer’s car, St. Fleur again denied knowledge of the crime and he did not speak further with detectives.”
Michael Sitrick, whose firm is accused by MLB of leaking information about other players’ involvement in the Biogenesis scandal to the media in an attempt to deflect attention from Rodriguez, has refused to travel to New York from his Southern California home or even testify by video or phone, despite being ordered to do so by U.S. District Court Judge Edgardo Ramos. Sitrick also won’t provide documents requested by MLB lawyers, who want a judge to order Sitrick or Rodriguez to pay a daily fine “in an amount sufficient to cause him to comply” with the order.
Sitrick’s lawyers had the case moved to federal court, and they want him to get a pass because they say he was part of Rodriguez’s legal team and should be protected by attorney-client privilege.
“Thank you, commissioner, thank you Super Bowl committee for putting us in New York,” the Steelers legend said. “And we all know why we’re in New York, it’s because they overpaid for that stupid stadium in New Jersey. … By the way, not a gorgeous stadium, either.
“It’s freakin’ outside in New York, are you kidding me? Not even New York — New Jersey. It’s not like Minnesota, it’s a dome. It’s not like it’s Detroit, it’s a dome. It’s not like it’s Indy, it’s a dome. … I don’t want it to be bad, ’cause I’m there. I don’t want it to bad, I want it to be nice, but I don’t think you should be putting Super Bowls in northern cities in the winter time.”
Added Bradshaw: “You should be in Florida or California or Arizona, where there [are] no excuses. What if the Saints make it there? What if Seattle [qualifies]. … Teams that run the football will have a bigger advantage than teams that throw the football. What if we get two passing teams? What if they get Denver there? What if it’s pouring down snow? You get a bad game.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 12, 1975, the Red Sox traded Roger Moret to the Braves for which pitcher, known in part for the fact that he caught Hank Aaron‘s 715th home run ball in the bullpen in 1974?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It was just a really nice day. This is, it’s just such a classy place here. … They cheer for their teams and they love their athletes. The best decision I ever made was 10 years ago, when I decided to come.” – An emotional Doc Rivers, after making his return to Boston as coach of the Clippers
STAT OF THE DAY: 23 – Points by which the Knicks led the Bulls before squandering the lead, then regaining their composure to pull out an 83-78 victory
We discuss the vote that abolished the collision at the plate play in MLB, and bring in Tim Kurkjian of ESPN to further explain.
[0:00:41] ... Barrel right to a guy and there's no more. Payments -- baseball PeteRose rate policy not gonna happen. That Dave Ross played in the tigers' series -- Didn't take on the game immediately we were ... [0:01:42] ... to remember intimidated but -- aside. The Red Sox for planes -- JasonVaritek obviously was catching regrets. And shocked to remember ChuckJones course where he was out. He shot -- we have JasonVaritek and like he was -- -- -- Moses gates jumped over all of and it was almost abruptly -- it was it ... [0:06:20] ... be has captured in -- And one warning on this it is JohnMcDonald of the Red Sox told. Let's make sure we understand. A lot of catchers are really good at keeping use the play ...