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Born and raised in and around Boston, Ben Rohrbach finished third in WEEI’s Next Great Sports Blogger contest, but they hired him anyway. He’s covered Celtics basketball and the NBA for WEEI.com since 2010. A 10-year veteran of sports journalism, his work has appeared on/in ESPN.com, SI.com, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and The MetroWest Daily News, where he was honored among the New England Press Association’s best daily sports column honorees.

 
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Ben Rohrbach
07/24/2014 - 6:23pm
In memory of Danny Ainge’s pursuit of Kevin Love, let’s have a moment of silence. The only question now is just how long this mourning period will last in Boston.
Ben Rohrbach
07/17/2014 - 1:38pm
The fireworks Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck promised are nowhere to be seen and no showy display appears on the horizon, so Danny Ainge has come under some fire.
Ben Rohrbach
06/27/2014 - 2:46am
It’s almost as if the Celtics had their 2014-15 marketing campaign in mind upon selecting players named Smart and Young with their two first-round picks.
Ben Rohrbach
06/19/2014 - 9:04pm
The more the Kevin Love sweepstakes change, the more they stay the same.
Ben Rohrbach
05/21/2014 - 12:18am
Ben Rohrbach
04/17/2014 - 2:15am
Before the season started, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge offered this caveat: "I guess just realistic expectations is what I preach to the fans." And, realistically, the C's weren't all that good. In fact, by most statistical measures, they were terrible.
Ben Rohrbach
04/08/2014 - 10:41am
When even the coach is admitting some Celtics may be mailing in the remaining five games, it’s hard to ask a serious question without receiving quips like, “Is it possible for them to go 0-6?” or “Can they sign Walter McCarty to a 10-day contract?”
Ben Rohrbach
03/06/2014 - 3:28am
PREGAME
Ben Rohrbach
02/27/2014 - 3:50am
Ben Rohrbach
01/27/2014 - 4:00am
Basketball’s greatest franchise resurrected in Crenshaw on a Sunday.
Ben Rohrbach
01/24/2014 - 2:14pm
Ben Rohrbach
01/16/2014 - 12:43pm
Rajon Rondo has done everything right. In the 29,233,380 seconds he’s spent rehabbing from his Feb. 14 ACL surgery, he’s attended just about every game, remaining vocal in practice and quiet in public.
Ben Rohrbach
01/04/2014 - 3:07am
Gerald Wallace said what was on everyone’s mind: This week will make or break the Celtics.
Ben Rohrbach
12/18/2013 - 6:16pm
Just before the season, Danny Ainge and the Celtics brass invited a dozen or so reporters to the team’s practice facility for the purpose of educating the media about the complicated NBA salary cap and its ramifications on roster moves.
Ben Rohrbach
12/12/2013 - 9:45am
It's time to move on.
Ben Rohrbach
12/10/2013 - 2:29pm
As his Celtics prepare for a back-to-back against Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers for the first time since he shipped them to Brooklyn and Los Angeles this summer, not even Danny Ainge could have imagined he’d be resting this comfortably on his perch atop the organization.
Ben Rohrbach
11/23/2013 - 2:37am
When he turned down a three-year, $29 million offer from the Celtics in favor of a two-year, $20 million deal with the Pacers in December 2011, David West took a long look at Boston's roster and saw this coming.
Ben Rohrbach
11/19/2013 - 2:00pm
Perhaps you’ve forgotten exactly what Rajon Rondo is capable of. Any time the current game’s two greatest players openly drool over your point guard, it’s probably not the best idea to trade him away.
Ben Rohrbach
11/12/2013 - 2:33am
Everything’s coming up Even (Brad) Stevens.
Ben Rohrbach
11/07/2013 - 1:31pm
Ben Rohrbach
10/16/2013 - 6:11pm
It’s about that time of year when leaves change colors, chili stews on stoves every Sunday and fans of mediocre NBA teams convince themselves there’s a chance.
Ben Rohrbach
10/08/2013 - 5:15pm
Kris Humphries scored the first Celtics basket of the preseason, and that thought seemed almost inconceivable, even repulsive, at this time last year. When his name enters any conversation anywhere, especially Boston, someone supplies some version of, “That dude’s the worst.” I should know. I was one of them.
Ben Rohrbach
08/21/2013 - 1:33pm
Predictions for the 2013-14 NBA season are rolling in, and the prognosis for the Celtics isn’t good, but any forecast of this year’s team is simply an effort in futility.
Ben Rohrbach
07/15/2013 - 8:05am


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

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.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

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.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

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 Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

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

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Another news blooper 7-31-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland 7-31-14

John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd o…

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd of their 25 roster by the trade deadline - response and reaction

Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

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.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

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Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

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Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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