Chris Villani hosts tonight and is joined by Rich Keefe. They react to the Red Sox first loss of the season, to the Tigers. The two are frustrated by the Sox bullpen's inability to preserve the lead, and the Red Sox not using closer Craig Kimbrell

[0:00:53] ... inning Detroit seems to be freaking mess for the Red Sox and John Farrell. Yet today with soccer although in you know I'd love to. Criticized John Ferrell that's an easy thing to do look at ...
[0:09:28] ... rose my PH RA we know that night game three in eagle Jonathan Papelbon until some say and so guy and you know and Koji obviously could do it so those are the three best closers ...
[0:11:20] ... it was today and it's exactly what the Red Sox exactly what John Farrell had to deal with and in 2016. That. Seem to be the difference or big part of the difference between a team ...
[0:14:02] ... the starts he's most proud of win. He didn't have it. Always Jimy Williams or whoever was it look. We need to go out and give this in meetings here the bullpen tax now got a ...






If you were to put the Celtics/Bruins into the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Cavs/Caps, Danny Picard likes the Bruins chances better. But he has issues with Bruce Cassidy's shootout lineup vs. Ottawa.

[0:09:17] ... that point if if the Celtics went two rounds. I assume a Isiah Thomas is planned out of his mind which has been playing all season long. I assume all of that is brain something to ...
[0:12:54] ... not a fluke they have fifty wins because they have a plan Isiah Thomas. Who was playing an MVP caliber level and it. Fifty to mid fifty wedges fifty wins like you can try to knock the conference all you want but you could go up or down east. And tell me to Europe play is amazed that all star players that superstar players Paul George. You go to DeRozan. Yeah you can go to all these other teams. I mean the Milwaukee Bucks can be an exciting team that point when you look at their roster on. Well why not pay. Better than a forty ...
[0:14:28] ... beyond. You know regular season stuff as as it is now halftime Atlanta. Hawks lead the Celtics every one of 55 Celtics had a little comeback there would make. Got a wood and want to 3635. ...
[0:15:34] ... around 500 or even a couple games under 500. And go to Miami Heat two games on a five on a Chicago Bulls game on a Weimaraner. You're gonna play. One of those two teams I ...






Danny Picard usually ignores Tim Tebow news, but tonight's career-starting home run forces him to acknowledge it. Also, who is closer to the title, the B's or C's?

[0:09:00] ... out try to look at it. They've got a great regular season. Isiah Thomas has had an MVP caliber yet if you don't think so that I don't think you've been paying attention put the Celtics ...
[0:09:54] ... east and conference. Mad men. You know things would be good without Isiah Thomas. Had said that Isiah Thomas they have fifty wins and. You know before last night they held the number one seed in the east they're in the ...
[0:11:11] ... a year right. I guess you have to do the cat lovers LeBron James LeBron James doesn't like his teammates and and and doesn't have enough talent around him we got to do it at least once a ...
[0:16:54] ... the second you. Don't the fact that they were going up against LeBron James and Cleveland obviously kept their foot on the gas and on last night but. So the defense of performances from these guys ...






Danny Picard believes that Chris Sale has lived up to the hype and is already the leader of the Sox pitching staff. Do the Sox miss David Ortiz? Also, Ty Anderson calls in from TD Garden to give a Bruins update.

[0:15:52] ... attain read atlas right mania to stop Iran. All the way no David Ortiz. It's. Much I don't. It still doesn't feel like baseball season to me because I don't see Big Papi I don't see David Ortiz. And. They want to games now and Chris Ellis look great puts all the great he had a couple big hits from guys like Pettit Andy. You know. I guess it hasn't really shown how much this team is gonna miss David Ortiz just jackpot and as David Ortiz. Whether it's production at the plate or is leadership in the club house or his clutches and generally games. Gomez. And it just kind of doesn't feel like regular season baseball and I I haven't seen so far we're talking again. So it started to hit home not have a David Ortiz but that's another huge loss to get injuries you got illness is you got green unless you get no David Ortiz. This is not a perfect world scenario right now for the Boston Red Sox followed. It pays one pain that would all ...
[0:20:01] ... feel great about this Red Sox team. I think the lack of David Ortiz in the lineup is gonna affect this team at some point. I think you gotta love what they're bad attendee is the ...
[0:21:17] ... bottom with this lineup is does somebody's things up. They will as David Ortiz at some point so which is why you know last week and I was on and we were talking a little bit ...
[0:25:53] ... in afterwards up Alex. Eight India just got a comment regarding. As David Ortiz okay. I feel like he has done that and a lot of because that that a little twelfth inning to. Score got ...






Danny Picard fills in for Mut and breaks down the Celtics playoff matchups with Rich Keefe. They also touch on the Brad Marchand suspension.

[0:09:39] ... see at the post season. That's what he did at the Celtics. Isiah Thomas is the only guys scoring and so he comes out of the game they have nothing in any Ortiz out there nobody ...
[0:23:20] ... you updated on that keep you updated on that Celtics verse the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. Bad and yeah continue to take a phone call 61777979837. He's rich keep. I'm the editor Todd villain for much ...
[0:24:19] ... because under part here and all that you know fear of the Toronto Raptors are I mean. It's just so ridiculous I mean we've we've lost two games to them on the road in their building ...





Villani and Reimer discuss the foul filled NCAA National championship game from the night before. Villani brings up how dumb he thinks it is to have basketball games in football stadiums.
Alex Reimer joins Chris Villani and the two debate why the Patriots worked out RB Adrian Peterson, and if they would be ok with him playing for the team next year.
Villani and Keefe discuss the news of CBS's hiring of now former Dallas Cowboy's quarterback Tony Romo to take over announcing duties with Jim Nantz this upcoming NFL season.

[0:01:26] ... or seven. Broadcast teams out. And it's almost all former quarterbacks immediately Trent Green Rich Gannon Dan filed Steve pearl lion. I'm Phil Simms whose are replacing an out Tony Romo we get all these guys are four quarterbacks. But to just get thrown in there as as the number one team to do we have any idea that he's that he's there at the same must that must have been an addition. Somewhere right somewhere somehow behind closed doors. There had to have been some sort of odd. Issued here because you would just brought me to this spot and this one that would be. If he's a disaster here. If he's a train wreck yeah it's going to be hard for them to immediately extricate themselves from the Tony Romo situation. Because you're you're committed to this guy bird in theory at least one season in all of your marquee games all ...
[0:02:45] ... at it. Is he going to be willing to criticize anybody's is Tony Romo gonna be willing to. Second guess Tom Brady went for it Brady makes a bad decision armor of god who also learn what I love the read and experience thanks match with what he does what it would. And I'll like that's a question because you know all the all these all the color analysts are all he'll former players. But with somebody like Tony Romo Ozzie form player but he. Played with or against every every point every single guy leaks this your rookies Aggies play with everybody against everybody so. How willing is he to sort of you know (%expletive) off some guys that he may either be friends or acquaintances wind. And you'll find out pretty early on to Laker you're on your to your a couple of games. And see how how he approaches it that if he doesn't do that. To the Jon Gruden doesn't really criticize either policing does it an entertaining way at least he he's interest. That if things get real cartoonish at ...
[0:04:24] ... been able to find chemistry without multiple play by play guys. A Monday Night Football. You got to have some sort of war react at some sort of a sense that these guys like each other and ...
[0:06:01] ... they couldn't hire without with the EB. With CBS so desperately is Tony Romo to Saatchi a sought after commodity. Is provoking intimates that I want top jobs or nothing. Why would CBS ARA and best of electric retirement maybe fox oh hi we have now desperate to sign Tony Romo. Eight nobody has been this desperate to sign Tony Romo and sometimes it aired on. It made sense at all. It protects. Throne and who really do want them I think they ...






Chris Villani sits in the lead chair for Mut at night, and is joined by Rich Keefe. The two talk about Red Sox opening day, and the fans anointing of Andrew Benintendi as the next great player to don a Sox jersey.

[0:10:40] ... maybe the best points and outfielder. In years in baseball and had Torii Hunter Andruw Jones back in the day category. And as the quote unquote weak link. So that's your weak link the gap here actually made ...
[0:13:26] ... line scored a little bit cliche thing to say. It's of the John Farrell says a lot usually usually always me when John Farrell said the biggest thing that's why. I did yesterday at some inherited runners coming nanny Eads. Is in somewhat cruise control there ...
[0:16:53] ... when your policy and a ball. Ineffective and then unable to playing Hanley Ramirez looking disinterested. And an absolute calamity in the outfield. But now he's at first base is an eight with nearly get it comes down health. In and his ability to play first base and really be able to do with the last couple months though. As far as it being a chairing in infield and are they thinking so much but the cherry did additions right now as a in the data to browse key ones and ones that can stay in one piece. You know Britain prominently the pitchers now let. If you get some value understandable this year of Hanley Ramirez can follow up last season and be a first baseman for them. I don't know that people look at it and say ...
[0:18:12] ... already gone but he ended up being right. In a way about Hanley Ramirez but your Wong was it was a disaster but they never really should put him in left field unit a -- he's ...






Evan Drellich still believes the Red Sox starters are vulnerable. Rob Bradford also demands more hockey takes from his fellow baseball writer.