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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.

 
 
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DJ Bean
02/26/2013 - 10:44am
Manti Te'o was going to be the center of attention for one reason or another at the NFL scouting combine, but the attention he's getting seems to be a bit off. Te'o is being praised for how wonderfully he handled his media session and crushed for posting a 4.82 in the 40-yard dash, but his work with the media is being overhyped and his lack of speed is being overblown. 
DJ Bean
02/24/2013 - 4:54pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Working out can be a daunting thing for NFL prospects this time of year, but not for one Patriots target.
DJ Bean
02/22/2013 - 1:35am
INDIANAPOLIS – For a lot of fans and a lot of media members, the NFL scouting combine is an introduction of sorts. Players’ names are learned, and first impressions are made through media interviews and workout numbers. It’s easy to make up your mind on a guy -- they’re either fast or slow, strong or weak, mature or Cam Newton.  
DJ Bean
02/18/2013 - 2:45am
The “2012”-13 campaign is young enough that some Bruins are still looking for their first goals, but the magic (or whatever you want to call it) of the lockout-shortened season is that the B’s are actually over a quarter of the way through their schedule.  
DJ Bean
02/16/2013 - 3:00am
Sometimes it takes an anomaly to put things in perspective. Such an anomaly came Friday night when the Bruins, who have been sensational in the third period this season, allowed three unanswered third-period goals to the Sabres, blowing a 2-1 lead and suffering their second regulation loss of the season in the process. 
DJ Bean
02/14/2013 - 5:56pm
Contract years can be tricky for players. The pressure to perform and cash in with a big payday can be a distraction, and it can throw guys off their game.
DJ Bean
02/13/2013 - 2:52am
Say this for the Bruins: They know the value of a point. 
DJ Bean
02/11/2013 - 12:56am
The most alarming part of the Bruins’ 7-4 loss to the Sabres on Jan. 31 wasn’t the fact that nobody tried to slay the mighty John Scott, it was the fact that the defense was uncharacteristically treacherous in a game the B's let get away from them at the hands of Buffalo’s top line. 
DJ Bean
02/08/2013 - 2:19am
Tim Thomas is officially done as a Bruin, and he couldn’t leave a more complicated legacy behind in Boston.
DJ Bean
02/07/2013 - 2:58pm
WILMINGTON -- It's tough to tell whether Claude Julien will stick with the revamped lines that sparked enough offense to deliver the B's a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Canadiens Wednesday, as the team did not hold a full practice Thursday.
DJ Bean
02/07/2013 - 2:07am
Let’s get the clichés out of the way early, because there’s a big one that come to mind after the Bruins’ 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Canadiens on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. 
DJ Bean
02/05/2013 - 2:15pm
The great Mitch Hedberg once said (and just skip down for the hockey part of this column) that being a comedian put him on the right side of what he found to be an amusing standard.  "I've got a great job,” he said. “I can talk for 45 minutes straight. If someone says one word, you're [expletive] out of here."
DJ Bean
02/05/2013 - 1:03pm
With all due respect to Bar Refaeli and that gentleman who is going to make a career out of being the ugliest person to kiss Bar Refaeli, the most shocking thing you could see these days is the NHL standings. 
DJ Bean
02/05/2013 - 1:44am
The Bruins have only played one more game through the first 15 days of the season than they did a season ago, but they -- as well as every other team in the NHL -- have been able to feel the difference between an 82-game leisurely paced season and a 48-game sprint. 
DJ Bean
02/03/2013 - 1:31am
If you can forgive Chris Bourque for not skipping Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs to fly to Montreal and beat up John Scott during the Sabres-Canadiens matinee (sorry, been listening to a lot of talk radio callers this weekend), it should be easy to feel happy for him. 
DJ Bean
02/01/2013 - 1:57am
Tyler Seguin finally turned 21 this week, and though he can finally have a legal drink in the United States, at this point he’d probably prefer a goal to a Guinness. 
DJ Bean
01/29/2013 - 1:54am
If there was any doubt that the members of David Krejci’s line had hit the ground running this season, the point was reiterated on Monday night. 
DJ Bean
01/26/2013 - 12:32am
Dougie Hamilton has heard the hip-hop anthem “Teach Me How To Dougie” a sickening amount of times. He’s heard it every way, from the original – released in 2010 by Cali Swag District – to the Johnny Boychuk locker room rendition. 
DJ Bean
01/24/2013 - 5:16pm
WILMINGTON – Prior to this week, the last time Tuukka Rask played three full NHL games in a row was in the 2009-10 season. That will be a regular occurrence for the foreseeable future as he’s taken over the No. 1 goaltending job for the Bruins, and thus far Tuukka Time has been a good time for the B’s.
DJ Bean
01/24/2013 - 2:19am
As much as B’s fans had to have wanted that second point Wednesday night, the truth is that the first three games of the 48-game season have presented a big test, and thus far they’re passing with a 2-0-1 record. [Right: It took three games for the first “Yeah they lost, but…” column of the season. It’s been too long.] 
DJ Bean
01/21/2013 - 7:02pm
The Bruins have gotten off to the start they were hoping for through two games, as they enter a big matchup with the Rangers Wednesday with a 2-0-0 record. 
DJ Bean
01/20/2013 - 2:27am
It was easy to question Milan Lucic’s conditioning entering the season because he didn’t play in Europe or make a ton of appearances at practices organized by teammates during the lockout. Maybe those questions were warranted, and maybe they weren’t.
DJ Bean
01/18/2013 - 11:02pm
It took long enough, but the “2012”-13 season is finally here. 
DJ Bean
01/17/2013 - 10:57pm
WILMINGTON – In some ways, Dougie Hamilton and Tyler Seguin have a lot in common. In other ways, the two couldn’t be more different. 


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Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

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We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

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Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

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Daily Diamond: NY's reaction to Pineda, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni tune in to WFAN in New York and listen to a Yankees perspective of what transpired last night at Fenway.

Michael Pineda gets ejected for pine tar; suspended 10 games, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni react to a wildly entertaining game at Fenway last night in which we saw Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning because he had pine tar on his neck.

Buster Olney, ESPN: Farrell did the "exact right thing", 4-24-14

Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

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Previewing the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN 4-24-14

Dale and Holley preview the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN

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Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

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The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

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