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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
10/22/2010 - 3:28am
The Bruins improved their current winning streak to four on Thursday night, defeating the Capitals, 4-1, in their home opener after spending three weeks away from TD Garden (
DJ Bean
10/20/2010 - 12:35am
The Bruins gave the class of the Eastern Conference a nice punch in the mouth on Tuesday night in marching into DC and defeating the Capi
DJ Bean
10/16/2010 - 11:31pm
In two games last weekend, the Bruins were just about as Jekyll and Hyde as it gets.
DJ Bean
10/11/2010 - 5:13pm
The Bruins went into their European trip, which covered Belfast, Prague, Liberec, and an hour in Iceland, with just one thing in mind.
DJ Bean
10/09/2010 - 4:55pm
PRAGUE -- There Zdeno Chara and Peter Chiarelli sat, fielding questions in different languages and smiling through disappointment following the team's 5-2 season-opening loss as they discussed the defenseman's re-signing.
DJ Bean
10/08/2010 - 3:48am
PRAGUE -- Having been overseas for just over a week now and with the Bruins' season a day away from beginning, it seemed as good a time as ever to bust out a mailbag (the name of it was not my idea).
DJ Bean
10/04/2010 - 1:17pm
PRAGUE -- Czech Republic native David Krejci has found ways to impress on different levels so far in his NHL career. On the ice, he's a rising star who at 24 years of age may be a year or two from his prime seasons.
DJ Bean
09/24/2010 - 11:51pm
When Bruins players took to Ristuccia Arena for voluntary captain's practice earlier in the month, so too did a young, yet experienced forward acquired in the offseason in a deal with the Panthers.
DJ Bean
09/24/2010 - 12:41am
It's tough to tell which installment of the "making sense of the Marc Savard situation" this may be, because quite frankly, there have been so many developments or rumors surrounding the center since the summer that one couldn't be blamed for losing count. Such is the nature with these things.
DJ Bean
09/22/2010 - 12:09am
Rivalries tend to access a specially reserved palette of emotions for people all across sports. Players step up their games, referees face further scrutiny, and fans slash tires.
DJ Bean
09/17/2010 - 3:15pm
The opening of training camp means a renewed sense of optimism no matter which team is gearing up.
DJ Bean
09/16/2010 - 2:10am
BOSTON -- There wasn't much for Bruins fans not to like as they got a glimpse at their team's future on Wednesday night.
DJ Bean
09/05/2010 - 1:39am
There was something in the air Saturday night at Fenway.
DJ Bean
08/18/2010 - 11:54pm
Red Sox third base prospect Garin Cecchini had a lot going for him as he entered his senior year at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, La. He'd be the first to tell you how "blessed" he has been with a close-knit family and unmistakable talent for his favorite thing: baseball. 
DJ Bean
08/09/2010 - 9:50pm
MIDDLETON -- Shawn Thornton doesn't need to do much work on his reputation in Boston. He doesn't seem to have any motives for what he does aside from heart.
DJ Bean
08/05/2010 - 3:20am
"We have some really good players who are getting beat up. It doesn't help, but it doesn't mean you can't win. You lose a little margin for error when you have some big guys go down, but it doesn't mean you can't win."
DJ Bean
07/29/2010 - 10:58pm
The Bruins' offseason appeared to be full of questions from the very start. 
DJ Bean
07/27/2010 - 2:38am
By the time 9 am rolls around Tuesday morning, the Bruins will either be in the process of getting Blake Wheeler at the price they want or starting down a road that could mean the end of the right wing's time in Boston.
DJ Bean
07/18/2010 - 2:27am
Saturday night’s matchup between the Red Sox and Rangers looked intriguing on paper. Two big-name pitchers, Cliff Lee and John Lackey, were set to square off.
DJ Bean
07/08/2010 - 2:44am
Entering the 2009-2010 season, the Bruins’ biggest recent offseason move was temporary subtraction that many believed could eventually mean some big additions.
DJ Bean
07/02/2010 - 11:54pm
Tim Wakefield, as both statistics and every fan who professes to “always get Wakefield” when attending a Red Sox game would indicate, has frequented the pitcher's mound at
DJ Bean
06/29/2010 - 1:09am
This is a topic that really would never have seemed worth addressing a week ago, but Boston is a city of worriers, so it shouldn’t be totally surprising that it has somehow arisen. Here goes: 
DJ Bean
06/25/2010 - 3:36am
The following advice may be hard to follow, as Tyler Seguin/Taylor Hall has seemingly been a Boston Bruin since May 15, the morning following the team’s catastrophic playoff exit
DJ Bean
06/22/2010 - 5:41pm
The volcano was going to erupt sooner or later in Boston, and the Bruins didn’t have to wait until Friday’s draft to stir things up.
DJ Bean
06/22/2010 - 1:28am
The Bruins offseason has gotten a ton of attention since it started a series or two earlier than many would have hoped. Naturally, when a team blows a 3-0 series lead, fans that saw promise want adjustments and answers.


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Vince Wilfork with Dale a…

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.

Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi with Dale and Holley

We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

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

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, 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.

David Ortiz Player of the…

David Ortiz Player of the Game Interview

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 on Rusney Castillo 9-18-14

Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.

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

Tom Brady on the issues o…

Tom Brady on the issues on offense 9-22-14

Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.

Tim Hasselbeck wants a new commissioner 9-22-14

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: True Detective 9-22-14

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

Three For All - Karaoke B…

Three For All - Karaoke Battle, 9-22-14

Christian and Fauria re-visit their karaoke battle from over the weekend, with audio!

Patriots DE Chandler Jones says team wasn't nervous during Oakland's late drive, 9-22-14

Oakland drove down deep into the Patriots red zone with a minute to play on Sunday in a bid to tie the game and send it to overtime. Jones was asked if he and his teammates were nervous at all towards the end; He refuted the assertion saying the team clamped down and became more composed. Veterans Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork are vocal leaders and can calm the defense down. And then, all four of the guys had a laugh over rookie Brian Stork's post-game interview with reporters.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman admits he has to be smarter regarding his health, 9-22-14

Edelman talked about his scary play in the red zone to start off the 4th quarter, in which he flipped in the air and landed on his head. He was fine, but admits that players need to be aware of the down and importance of putting your health in jeopardy over the course of a 16 game season. The guys asked him about the offense's struggles, and Gronk's inability to pull in a tipped ball in the end zone.

Tedy Bruschi: Edelman? Th…

Tedy Bruschi: Edelman? That kid is a little baller.

We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.

Bill Belichick: Edelman works extremely hard and is coachable

We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.

Vince Wilfork: Revis is every bit a New England Patriot player

We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

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 talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

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.

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.

D&C's Breaking Balls Podc…

D&C's Breaking Balls Podcast: Jerry Thornton and Boston Sports Media 9-22-14

Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.

Producers Podcast: Sausage and Beans 9-18-14

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's Breaking Balls Podcast: The NFL's hot mess, Jenny Dell and who has bad breath.

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.

Tom Brady on the issues o…

Tom Brady on the issues on offense 9-22-14

Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.

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D&C's Breaking Balls Podc…

D&C's Breaking Balls Podcast: Jerry Thornton and Boston Sports Media 9-22-14

Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.

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Tim Hasselbeck wants a ne…

Tim Hasselbeck wants a new commissioner 9-22-14

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.

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The Pats struggle to a 16…

The Pats struggle to a 16-9 win over Oakland 9-22-14

Dino, Kirk and Thornton opened the show discussing an ugly win by the Patriots.

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Patriots edge Raiders tig…

Patriots edge Raiders tight battle, 9-22-14

The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.

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