John Tomase | 05/29/2015 - 2:35am EST
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Eduardo Rodriguez had just pitched the game of his dreams -- actually, it topped that -- and now he had a more practical concern. "How do I get to the bus?" he asked teammate Craig Breslow in a virtually empty Red Sox clubhouse. That Rodriguez couldn't retrace his path of 12 hours earlier made sense, as did the fact that he was in no rush to leave. While spending the day focused on his first exposure to the big leagues, he had no time for trifling details like marking the exits. But his league debut had been a thing of beauty, and now Rodriguez could let the real world back in, at least once he stopped floating. "I never get nervous, I just get nervous when I throw my first pitch in the game," Rodriguez ...
Rob Bradford | 05/27/2015 - 11:39pm EST
MINNEAPOLIS -- Statistics. Conspiracy theories. Personal problems. Personnel problems. They all have been surfaced when attempting to decipher what is going on with this Red Sox team. Stop searching. Look no further. There are two reasons: underperformance of foundation players, and flawed expectations. For what it's worth, that's it. Let's start with No. 1 ... Take the players you have committed the most money to and analyze their contributions. It's the same formula that anyone could have leaned on back during the 2012 demise, or 2013 championship ascension.Last year? Same deal. The Red Sox are paying nine players $9.5 million or more for this season. Of that group, you could make the case that one (Dustin Pedroia) is close to living up to ...
John Tomase | 05/27/2015 - 4:34pm EST
It's fitting that Baseball America's very first organizational rankings, back in 1983, named right-hander Mike Brown the No. 1 Red Sox prospect. Who's Mike Brown, you ask? Exactly. The Clemson product went 12-20 in six nondescript seasons. His Red Sox claim to fame, such as it is, was being sent to Seattle in the deal that brought Dave Henderson and Spike Owen to Boston in 1986. Brown drew raves as he ascended the minors, striking out a batter an inning. One scout told the Globe's Peter Gammons (as recounted in Chad Finn's excellent series on best Red Sox prospects), "If he stays healthy, it's not a question of whether or not Brown makes it to the big leagues, but how big he makes it." By 1984, when Brown went 1-8 with a 6.85 ERA ...
Rob Bradford | 05/26/2015 - 1:48am EST
MINNEAPOLIS -- It took just about 30 minutes, but the message served as the foundation for how the Red Sox are approaching their centerpiece. John Farrell isn't changing the way he views David Ortiz. "John always wants to know how I'm doing because he knows I'm frustrated a little bit. He's seen me working really hard, working on my things. He knows things are going to get better," the designated hitter said. "He just wants to make sure I'm doing OK." After his third straight 0-for-4, the Red Sox designated hitter has found himself in his biggest late-May slump since 2009. He is hitting .221 with an OPS (.694) that hasn't been this low at this point in the season since six years ago. But thanks in part to his Sunday morning ...
05/27/2015 - 11:39pm
MINNEAPOLIS -- Statistics. Conspiracy theories. Personal problems. Personnel problems. They all have been surfaced when attempting to decipher what is going on with this Red Sox team. Stop searching. Look no further. There are two reasons: underperformance of foundation players, and flawed expectations. For what it's worth, that's it. Let's start with ... more »
05/29/2015 - 2:35am
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Eduardo Rodriguez had just pitched the game of his dreams -- actually, it topped that -- and now he had a more practical concern. "How do I get to the bus?" he asked teammate Craig Breslow in a virtually empty Red Sox clubhouse. That Rodriguez couldn't retrace his path of 12 hours earlier made sense, as did the fact that ... more »
05/19/2015 - 4:03pm
So what’s next for the quarterback? The news Tuesday that Patriots owner Robert Kraft had wearily decided to give up the battle and accept the punishment that the league meted out over Deflategate appears to end one of the chapters in this dopey saga that has defined the NFL offseason. At the same time, there’s still the matter of Tom Brady ... more »
05/22/2015 - 1:58pm
Since the Bruins promoted Don Sweeney to general manager, lots of folks have weighed in with to-do lists. Some have been good and some have been dumbfounding. None of them will serve as perfect predictions for this offseason, so treat these the same way you'd treat a mock draft. Here’s ours, with as little fluff as possible: 1. Make a decision on ... more »
01/29/2015 - 12:34am
"Tom Brady will never win another MVP. He's never going to play in another Super Bowl in New England. His best days are gone, and the days at a level right below his best days are gone. There will be flashes of the old form, but those will be outnumbered by what we've seen the last year and a half. It's only going to get worse for Brady and the ... more »
05/23/2015 - 12:07am
Tom Werner knows a bad show when he sees one. What he saw Friday night in a 12-5 Red Sox loss to the Angels would never have made it past the pilot. The television mastermind that brought us quality shows in Cosby, Third Rock from the Sun and That 70s Show witnessed the worst kind of TV show Friday night along with 36,150 other paying customers at ... more »
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots OTAs and the rookies' first taste of the NFL.
We talk to the newest inductee to the Patriots Hall of Fame, linebacker Willie McGinest.
Price tells Greg about what is in store for football fans and Patriots fans beyond Deflategate. We will, after all, move on at some point.
Greg Dickerson and John Tomase discuss the amazing season for the Celts and if they have any chance against Lebron and the Cleveland Cavs in a seven game series. If they do, HOW ... how do they get it done?
Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton check in with Sox Skipper John Farrell for his weekly chat. John breaks some news about David Ortiz with us.
Former teammate of Lou Merloni and current ESPN analyst Dallas Braden joins the guys to talk about doctoring the ball, cheating in baseball, and the struggling Red Sox.
Joe Castiglione talked to the Sox lefty, who allowed one run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Angels at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Adrian Peterson's twitter rant leaves us wondering which troubled running back we would rather have on our team.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox decision to sit down their slumping slugger.
The three hosts give their best efforts to spell the toughest names in sports.
Christian gives us five topics ranging from the NBA Finals to the FIFA Scandal
Rookie Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 7 and two thirds of shutout baseball in his debut. The guys discuss his performance and the benching of David Ortiz.
Bill Belichick said exactly what you think he'd say about deflategate and the penalties levied on the Patriots: nothing. Michael Holley, Steve Buckley and Greg Dickerson discuss it.
Michael and crew discuss the latest revelations about public funding in the bid for Boston to get the 2024 Olympics.
Michael Holley, Steve Buckley and Greg Dickerson discuss the Red Sox including the benching of David Ortiz, and the debut of rookie pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.
The Planet Mikey Show with Mikey Adams and Chris Villani reacts to the MLB debut of Eduardo Rodriguez and the impact he might have on the Red Sox.
Mikey Adams and Chris Villani discuss Boston Globe columnist Christopher Gasper's piece analyzing why the New England Patriots are hated outside of New England. Beyond just because they win, Villani believes Belichick is the key to sparking rage.
Mikey Adams and Chris Villani discuss the disappointing 21-26 start of the Boston Red Sox and who is most to blame. Also, caller Steve from Fall River sets Villani off with his DeflateGate take.
"Jerry is joined by his friend comedian Nick "Fitzy" Stevens to talk about awesomely cheesy 80s movies, the "Point Break" reboot, why in a world of limitless raunch everyone is so uptight, and a million other topics before they finally get to why everyone hates the Patriots and their fans."
On this edition of the It Is What It Is Cast Chris Price and Mike Petraglia talk about Malcolm Brown at Gillette and the latest news surrounding Tom Brady.
US Prosecutors arrest multiple members of FIFA. Ben, Russ, and Alex dissect what this means for the beautiful game.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss Chris Gasper's column about the national hatred towards the Patriots, and why it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.More from this show
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