Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.

[0:02:53] ... closes disposal look like I said it last year. We talk about Mariano Rivera was no longer you know in the major leagues but you look at the the body -- work did he put out ...
[0:08:56] ... -- some people -- it. And this American League east of the Baltimore Orioles go back to what they were a couple years ago. This can be a very very tough division of the Red Sox ...
[0:14:28] ... the last twenty years. And depart and thanks thanks in part to Tony La Russa. And his whole attitude about what that role is but there have been some closers that I feel you know. I'm not talk about Bruce -- here who I -- -- know he should be but what at least Smith getting ignored the guy had 400 some saves. -- what do you think about the way the hall of fame treats closes with yourself notwithstanding. Right I mean -- the next guy up is there's really going to be -- Trevor Hoffman yet -- there guys out a lot you know. They have been certain that sort here. At least let you know -- ...





Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.

[0:15:08] ... horse at a await our -- pitch against stand Williams of the Cleveland Indians they don't want. He was later your pitching coach was later my pitching coach for Ellen -- late -- all the Al ...
[0:25:35] ... you know. Now Austria left handers a Red Sox have 21 and Jon Lester who. Claimed he was going to be going to take home team discount stick in Boston but you know we're finding out ...




Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny are joined by the legendary Leigh Montville, who talks all kinds of sports with the guys, from Red Sox to Muhammad Ali.

[0:12:21] ... and red foxes in there he is telling dirty jokes and and James Brown was there Billy X -- -- and many I was like well and can it Redd Foxx would tell a dirty jobs ...



Mikey, Ryder and Lenny are joined by the legendary Leigh Montville, who talks all kinds of sports with the guys, from Red Sox to Muhammad Ali.
Mikey talks with the formerly bearded Jonny Gomes about the beard going out a champ. How it feels in spring training after a World Series Championship, David Ortiz' contract situation, and where the nickname Ironsides came from.

[0:00:09] ... on the phone -- it's. And he is the one and only Jonny Gomes who's -- news from I'm sure somewhere in Florida Johnny how are you. So boy that -- go -- gonna have a ...
[0:04:04] ... but David Ortiz contract to see here's a guy hits 688 the World Series. Why is anyone even. Talk about this is the kind of an automatic feeling. That statistic and he got to have side ...
[0:05:06] ... the Celtics. From baseball perspective it's. Is it safe to say that Dustin Pedroia is the at least de facto captain in spirit based on the way he approaches the game. Yeah I mean what -- I mean. He is not always you know it's happening you know and you know kind of -- it years the Red Sox. But I mean if you're a fan of major read it all and your favorite team is any 130. And indeed true we can't argue it out Dustin Pedroia -- game how he approaches the game and just how professional the and you know I'm just so lucky to now share ...
[0:10:58] ... do in the game is only one other team on board urged World Series. And what this second who's been cornea. Back at MacWorld I don't need -- to return -- So. If you do school ...






Mikey talks with the formerly bearded Jonny Gomes about the beard going out a champ. How it feels in spring training after a World Series Championship, David Ortiz' contract situation, and where the nickname Ironsides came from.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Steve Bullpett, who is one of the Celtics beat writers, about what, if any impact Rajon Rondo skipping a team trip to Sacramento without permission.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Steve Bullpett, who is one of the Celtics beat writers, about what, if any impact Rajon Rondo skipping a team trip to Sacramento without permission.

[0:03:11] ... Which we which a play Q would never you never really saw Kevin Garnett. So you know. Led the blond though. It's always. The other there are always several factors -- play here. The years it's ...
[0:05:18] ... he's learned from from the past -- you know I I don't Kevin Garnett. You know -- some flights before is this something that he thought he could just do lord do you know if he ...
[0:06:10] ... if if this had been at a pierce or Garnett. Playing hundred Doc Rivers and they work and play the -- -- the back to back. Then they certainly would have -- given permission to this ...
[0:06:41] ... PC. Greens and they -- the Stanley. Darker repeated -- 1000 Chicago. Kevin Garnett stayed in Malibu when the -- played the lakers clippers. So you know. That's that's part of the deal here and I ...






Ryder and Bill Fairweather talk about baseball with Brian Kenny, conveniently enough, of the MLB network. Brian talks about whether the Red Sox will still be as strong of a team this season as they were in 2013, and who some of their competition in the league will be.