Rob Bradford | 09/22/2014 - 9:01am EST
There is no uncertainty when it comes to Mookie Betts' first-inning at-bats. He knows the drill. The first thing is to pause just before entering the batters box and draw the initials "EC" in the dirt. This is a tribute to a pair of people -- his grandmother, Etta Collins, and close friend, Earl Carter -- both of whom have passed away. He then executes the second part of the routine, almost always taking the first pitch he sees. Just 10 times in 186 plate major league plate appearances has Betts put his first offering in play this season. "I toyed with it in the minor leagues, swinging at the first pitch. It didn't really work too well," he admitted. "I'm alright taking a strike and trying to see all of his pitches in ...
Christopher Price | 09/21/2014 - 9:56pm EST
FOXBORO -- For the better part of the last decade, the Patriots' best defense has often been four touchdown passes from Tom Brady: If you can’t stop 'em, outscore 'em. But in a year where the offense has been sluggish out of the gate, the New England defense has done just enough to stem the tide. It hasn’t been aesthetically pleasing -- and the overall quality of the opponent should be kept in mind -- but there’s something to be said for allowing only one touchdown over the last two games. “That was kind of a grind-it-out game for us,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said following Sunday's closer-than-expected win over the Raiders. “Defensively, any time you can keep a team out of the end zone, you have to ...
Tim Benz | 09/21/2014 - 8:58pm EST
Well, the kickers were good. If you are looking for superlatives to hand out for point production coming off of New England's trudging 16-9 win over Oakland on Sunday, where else do you turn? Aside from a 6-for-6 field goal performance from Sebastian Janikowski and Stephen Gostkowski, everything else in this one was far from perfect when it came to putting points on the board. "It's not one person. It's everybody's job," saidTom Brady. "Right now, we're building our team. We're trying to make improvements. It hasn't all gone right." Actually on Sunday very little went right offensively. And the offensive construction project Tom Brady is talking about seems to be about as slow going as the Big Dig. Yes, the defenses were ...
DJ Bean | 09/21/2014 - 1:45am EST
Since David Krejci became the team’s first-line center to start the 2010-11 season, the Bruins have offered the top two lines of their opponents this unappetizing choice: either play against Patrice Bergeron’s line and Zdeno Chara’s pairing and struggle to score, or face the physical challenge of playing against Krejci’s bookend power forwards. That time is over. “I think it’s going to be fun to have a little bit of change,” Milan Lucic said Saturday. “I think obviously there’s more responsibility on myself as far as that goes, but I don’t think much changes. I think you still have to be that physical force and that physical presence that you know you can be.” Power forwards are ...
09/22/2014 - 9:01am
There is no uncertainty when it comes to Mookie Betts' first-inning at-bats. He knows the drill. The first thing is to pause just before entering the batters box and draw the initials "EC" in the dirt. This is a tribute to a pair of people -- his grandmother, Etta Collins, and close friend, Earl Carter -- both of whom have passed away. He ... more »
09/20/2014 - 10:38am
BALTIMORE -- Andrew Miller did on Friday what Andrew Miller does. With a runner on first in the eighth inning of a tie game, Miller worked around an error to retire three Red Sox (just one by strikeout) and keep the game in check. The 29-year-old has spent most of his time with the Orioles blitzing through those sorts of outcomes. In 20 appearances ... more »
09/21/2014 - 9:56pm
FOXBORO -- For the better part of the last decade, the Patriots' best defense has often been four touchdown passes from Tom Brady: If you can’t stop 'em, outscore 'em. But in a year where the offense has been sluggish out of the gate, the New England defense has done just enough to stem the tide. It hasn’t been aesthetically pleasing -- ... more »
09/21/2014 - 1:45am
Since David Krejci became the team’s first-line center to start the 2010-11 season, the Bruins have offered the top two lines of their opponents this unappetizing choice: either play against Patrice Bergeron’s line and Zdeno Chara’s pairing and struggle to score, or face the physical challenge of playing against Krejci’s bookend ... more »
09/18/2014 - 11:07pm
Serious question: In the 11 days since the video of Ray Rice knocking his fiancée out cold emerged on TMZ, has anyone associated with the NFL seen his or her image improve? No one, right? Everyone looks worse. It starts with Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, of course. And Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald and Jonathan Dwyer. Then there's Roger Goodell, and ... more »
09/19/2014 - 1:10pm
FOXBORO -- Just imagine Bill Belichick with an ice pick. No doubt many of his critics - in and out of the media - over the years would have little trouble with that imagery. But the truth of the matter is that's how the legendary coach used to break down film back in the day. "When we were with the Colts, what I did with the Colts was I wrote ... more »
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.More from this show
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.More from this show
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