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DJ Bean grew up in Section 127 of Fenway Park thanks to his grandfather's season ticket package and has immersed himself in the Boston sports scene ever since. In addition to co-founding multi-sport draft site DraftEmpire.com, DJ has written for the Boston Metro and 890 ESPN, among other outlets. He has been writing for WEEI.com since the summer of 2009 and continues to spread the Byron Leftwich gospel on Guest Street.

 
 
COLUMNS
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 10:40pm
At the end of the day, Peter Chiarelli determined that Jarome Iginla wasn’t worth the roster shakeup it would have taken to sign him.
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 1:55am
With mere hours to go before the start of free agency, nothing has changed since breakup day.
DJ Bean
06/28/2014 - 1:56am
The start of the NHL draft is all about optimism. If you have a first-round pick, the day is filled with ideas of hope and what wonderful things may be ahead for your team.  The Bruins had a bad day. 
DJ Bean
06/25/2014 - 1:40am
Tuesday night’s NHL Awards had to be tough to watch for Bruins fans. 
DJ Bean
06/23/2014 - 7:07pm
When Peter Chiarelli said Monday that he didn’t plan on using compliance buyouts this offseason -- his last chance at wiping as many as two contracts off the Bruins’ books with no cap penalty -- the social media response looked like Season 1 American Idol voting. Kelly. Kelly.  Kelly. 
DJ Bean
06/17/2014 - 2:37am
Shawn Thornton’s departure represents a change for the Bruins, but it’s far from an admission that they need to change. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2014 - 11:03am
The salary cap has not yet been determined for next season, but that doesn’t mean the Bruins’ plan of attack shouldn’t be set for this summer.
DJ Bean
06/13/2014 - 11:45am
Peter Chiarelli’s words Friday morning were a little more interesting than simply squashing a rumor that was picking up steam amongst rightfully bored Bruins fans. He didn’t say he wasn’t trading Brad Marchand for Patrick Marleau; he said he wasn’t trading him for anyone. 
DJ Bean
05/22/2014 - 12:20am
The Bruins could have saved themselves a headache if they just did what they were supposed to do and won.  If the Bruins got to the net more, buried their chances against the Canadiens and treated Game 7 like, you know, a Game 7, they’d be in the Eastern Conference finals right now -- maybe with a series lead, maybe not -- as the series progressed in New York. 
DJ Bean
05/18/2014 - 12:02pm
Milan Lucic’s season didn’t end the way he wanted it to, but even the Stanley Cup wouldn’t have changed what was a reputation-tarnishing season for Boston’s bruising forward. 
DJ Bean
05/17/2014 - 12:57am
The Zdeno Chara problem isn’t what you think it is. 
DJ Bean
05/15/2014 - 12:46am
Whatever you want to call the unceremonious ending to the Bruins' season, know that the safest bet is to call it a shame. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- The time for missed chances is over. For the Bruins, it's win or stay home, do what's been expected of you all season or choke, advance or waste an opportunity to go for the Cup with one of your best players nearing a return. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:29pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:24pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 7:27pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 12:40am
The Bruins do not have the Canadiens right where they want them. If they did, the Habs wouldn’t have even been in Boston Saturday night for the Bruins’ Game 5 win, but rather still in Montreal prepping for their breakup day after being swept. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- There must be no cooler feeling than to do what Matt Fraser did Thursday night.
DJ Bean
05/07/2014 - 3:47pm
BROSSARD, Quebec -- Carey Price is a great goaltender. He's even better when he doesn't have to deal with shots from the point. 
DJ Bean
05/06/2014 - 11:42pm
MONTREAL -- You probably have a lot of opinions about the Canadiens, but one thing you should know about them is that they're opportunistic. The Lightning know it after being swept in the first round, and the Bruins should now know well that the Habs take what you give them.  In Game 3, the Bruins gave them too much. 
DJ Bean
05/05/2014 - 12:47am
Special teams have played a big role in the second-round series between the Bruins and Canadiens. 
DJ Bean
05/03/2014 - 6:00pm
You can't call what the Bruins did in Game 2 Saturday against the Canadiens a comeback for the ages, as the Bruins come back too often for anything short of Game 7 against the Maple Leafs to stand the test of time. 
DJ Bean
05/02/2014 - 2:09am
There are no good losses in the postseason. There are only wins and steps toward elimination.  The Bruins' 4-3 double-overtime loss in Game 1 of the second round was a step toward elimination, but let's be real: If they play like that every game this series, they won't need to worry about getting bounced. 
DJ Bean
04/30/2014 - 8:41pm
Patrice Bergeron has earned a reputation for winning, but before it all, he was an 18-year-old rookie playing against the Montreal Canadiens in his first postseason experience. 
DJ Bean
04/28/2014 - 6:02pm
Zdeno Chara has been the most difficult defenseman in the NHL to play against for a long, long time. Yet when all is said and done, he might finish with just one Norris Trophy. 


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Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

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NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

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WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

Game 6 and Hawks Series Breakdown plus offseason preview with Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog

Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/28/16

It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!

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Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.

Rick Porcello Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.

Bradfo Show: Brian Butterfield talks Hanley, Pablo, Patriots draft picks, message for Roger Goodell

Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

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SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

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Headlines - Transgender flag flies at City Hall, 5-3-16

Mayor Marty Walsh is promoting equal rights for transgenders at City Hall. A woman was struck and killed by a Duck Boat. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition for all public colleges.

19 year old football player facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, 5-3-16

A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.

The worst contracts in MLB history, 5-3-16

Piggy-backing on the news of Pablo Sandoval's surgery, the guys take a look at some of the all-time worst contracts in MLB history.

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Sox fans think the guys should leave Hanley alone! 5-3-16

Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.

Pablo Sandoval could miss the whole year due to shoulder surgery 5-3-16

Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?

Why has David Price been struggling? 5-3-16

The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.

Pablo Sandoval has surger…

Pablo Sandoval has surgery, done for the season, but may still eventually bring value to the Red Sox

We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.

NBA Refs may have cost the Spurs a game - plus which league has the best officiating

We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 5-03-16

We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.

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The Planet Mikey Show,5/3/16

Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval

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Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 3, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NB…

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

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