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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
04/21/2015 - 10:40am
On Monday, the Sharks announced they had “mutually agreed to part ways” with Todd McLellan, increasing the list of teams potentially in need of a new head coach to eight. 
DJ Bean
04/15/2015 - 6:57pm
The Bruins tied Peter Chiarelli’s hands behind his back. Then they fired him. 
DJ Bean
04/14/2015 - 7:49pm
If the salary cap were no object, Milan Lucic would be the least of the Bruins’ concerns. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2015 - 11:24pm
Peter Chiarelli and Claude Julien would have been at the podium on Monday as Bruins general manager and head coach, respectively, no matter what. 
DJ Bean
04/12/2015 - 1:02am
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Bruins not going deep in the playoffs during the Zdeno Chara Window is a shame.
DJ Bean
04/10/2015 - 12:31am
SUNRISE, Fla.
DJ Bean
04/09/2015 - 12:10am
WASHINGTON, D.C.
DJ Bean
04/07/2015 - 2:05pm
Nobody considered then-rookie Steven Kampfer a top-pairing defenseman in the 2010-11 season.
DJ Bean
04/07/2015 - 7:48am
By the time the playoffs arrive, you want to be playing your best hockey of the season.
DJ Bean
04/05/2015 - 1:40am
In baseball, if you hit a blast 380 feet into the triangle at Fenway Park, it’s called an out.
DJ Bean
04/03/2015 - 12:25am
Thursday night started with the question of what exactly Claude Julien was doing.
DJ Bean
04/01/2015 - 11:56pm
The Bruins can’t possibly know what their lines are going to look like should they make the playoffs. 
DJ Bean
03/31/2015 - 11:39pm
DJ Bean
03/30/2015 - 4:10pm
DJ Bean
03/28/2015 - 5:35pm
The Bruins’ worst offensive period is the third period.
DJ Bean
03/26/2015 - 11:28pm
What a difference 38.5 seconds makes. 
DJ Bean
03/23/2015 - 12:42pm
The Bruins are on their way to missing the playoffs for the first time since Claude Julien arrived in 2007.
DJ Bean
03/20/2015 - 12:42am
Not long ago, it was a foregone conclusion that the Bruins would make the playoffs; it was just a matter of which seed they would secure. 
DJ Bean
03/12/2015 - 11:37pm
Carl Soderberg hasn’t had a slump like this since coming to Boston. 
DJ Bean
03/11/2015 - 11:31pm
Ryan Spooner centering the Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak line has worked out better than most expected.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Wh…

It Is What It Is Cast: Why Patriots are happy with their 2015 draft class

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price wrap up how the Patriots fared in the 2015 NFL draft and what they accomplished.

It Is What It Is Cast: Explaining Patriots' picks of Jordan Richards, Geneo Grissom on Day 2

Breaking down Patriots' Malcom Brown selection

WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable discuss the selection of 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive lineman Malcom Brown out of the University of Texas by the Patriots with the 32nd overall pick Thursday night and where the Patriots might go to fill needs in Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday.

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Dickerson and Tomase discuss the Celtics and their upcoming playoff series against the Cavs 4-19-15

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 Scalabrine: I am the biggest Marcus Smart fan. 4-2-15

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.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push, 3-25-15

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.

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Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Dave are joined by Mookie Betts who had the first multi-HR game of his career as he drove in the Red Sox only runs in a 2-0 win over the Rays

Tim McCarver joins Joe and Dave

Former big leaguer and broadcaster Tim McCarver joined Joe and Dave on the night where the 1975 Red Sox were honored at Fenway and talked about his experiences as a player and broadcaster and gave some insight into Allen Craig

Luis Tiant joins Joe and Dave

On the night where the 1975 Red Sox were honored at Fenway, Luis Tiant came up to the booth to talk about his time in the majors and the 1975 team

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL repor…

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

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.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

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!

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #1 - 4-19-15

DJ, Naoko and Pete get into the huge week for the Bruins that saw the franchise move on from GM Peter Chiarelli. They discuss why that was done and if they agree. What does this mean for Claude? They talk about Claude and if he can exist here. If not, who would work in Boston? They also get into the NHL Draft Lottery last night and talk to ESPN Boston's Joey "National" McDonald live from Tampa, Florida.

Cambridge principal defen…

Cambridge principal defends Dzhokhar 5-5-15

The guys discussed the principal in Cambridge who still loves Dzhokhar.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Bruce Jenner's teeth 5-5-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey on the Olympics 5-5-15

The CEO of the Olympics joined the show to discuss Boston's bid.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network…

Kevin Millar, MLB Network, discusses the struggling Red Sox, 5-5-15

Kevin Millar talks about the rotation, Allan Craig, Clay Buchholz , Ben Cherington and what it was like playing with Pedro Martinez.

Former Patriot and current NFL Network analyst, Heath Evans, talks about the AFC East, 5-5-15

Heath Evans joins the show to talk about how the AFC East looks after the NFL draft.

Three For All - Cinco de Mayo Movies, 5-5-15

Christian quizzes the guys on his favorite Mexican movies. Chris "The Mad Dog" Russo rips TNT, Charles Barkley, and Reggie Miller. And Tim re-visits Kirk Minihane tearing into his Dorito-loving, sandal wearing, Chris Russo booking, dog FaceTiming, warm ice-coffee bringing, future bank telling producer, Chris Curtis.

Red Sox Broadcaster Dave …

Red Sox Broadcaster Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley

We talk all things Sox, good and mostly bad, with one of the great voices of the club, our friend Dave O'Brien.

NFL's Deflategate Investigation: 102 days and counting

Warranties last only 90 days, but the NFL has taken 102 days to investigate "Deflategate" and the hypocrisy is still around in leaps and bounds.

NFL's reputation with domestic violence might be further tarnished after this draft

Whether it be Rex Ryan visiting with a potential murderer, or the Seahawks denial about whether Frank Clark assaulted a woman, the NFL and their no-tolerance stance on domestic violence looks worse now with the 2015 draftees.

The Mikey Adams Show 4-20…

The Mikey Adams Show 4-20 Edition with Lenny Megs & Erin the Textress on Patriots Day

Mikey, Lenny, and Erin talk about the Sox 7-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Patriots Day and the Sox hold on first place in the AL East. Also, the Celtics trail the Cavs 1 Game to 0 in their 1st Round series and the 2015 Boston Marathon is in the books.

The Planet Mikey Show Monday 4-13 Sox Home Opener and Season Ender

Mikey Adams, joined by Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani, talks about the Red Sox home opening win at Fenway and the Bruins fallout after missing the playoffs including the future of Peter Chiarelli and Claude Julien.

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky

Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season

SoccerCast - Revs/MLS

SoccerCast - Revs/MLS

Ben and Russ preview Revs vs Red Bulls, talk about the state of the MLS, and discuss the latest rumors and gossip.

UnsportsManLike Podcast - Superhero Movies

In honor of the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Jerry and his pal Adam "Uncle Buck" Cormack discuss the Golden Age of the Superhero Movie, why the genre is so popular and count down their all time favorite superhero films.

Fantasy Football Podcast NFL Draft Edition 4 – Day 1 Recap:

The NFL has welcomed 32 new players into the league as of last night and there are many implications for Fantasy Football this season. Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com get into who was picked, where they landed and how the impacts the 2015 Fantasy Football landscape. Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper and Kevin White top the list of 10 skill position players taken in Round 1 and Jim and Pete have plenty of analysis and opinion to bridge the gap before Round 2 starts. Enjoy!

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Floyd Mayweather wins the most boring fight of all time 5-4-15

Gerry, Kirk and Glenn discussed the Mayweather fight.

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Tom E Curran joined the show to talk about the possible approach that the Patriots had when the decided to go heavy on front 7 guys and not draft a CB until the 7th round.

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Gerry, Kirk and Glenn spoke with Michael Wilbon.

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We discuss the disappointment that was the big fight, and how it seems like the glory days of boxing are so far removed that they'll never return.

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The guys discussed the Sox dismal starting pitching.

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