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About Jessica Camerato

Jessica comes to WEEI.com after covering the Celtics and the NBA as a senior reporter for Hoopsworld. She is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and is fluent in Spanish. Jessica entered the Boston sports scene in 2005 with the Red Sox Spanish Beisbol Network radio broadcast and currently talks Sox for Diehard magazine.

 
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Jessica Camerato
06/21/2014 - 12:40am
The fit of the glove felt natural, the release of the ball like second nature. Fifteen years passed before Rubby De La Rosa began playing baseball. It only took three for him to realize a dream. 
Jessica Camerato
05/05/2014 - 9:59pm
The blaring noise of the fans and his walk up music fade into silence as Jackie Bradley Jr. approaches the batter's box. In front of a crowd of tens of thousands, he is alone with his thoughts and those of two others. He stops before reaching the plate, places the knob of his bat on the ground and methodically draws two letters in the dirt: MM.
Jessica Camerato
05/02/2014 - 1:31am
Put him in a room full of strangers and he will make friends. Place him in a new clubhouse and he will have a positive impact on the dynamic.
Jessica Camerato
09/26/2010 - 12:29pm
Before the Findlay Prep boys basketball squad set off for the 2009 National High School Invitational, Michael Peck wanted to prepare this team for the most important tournament of the year. He organized a team of veterans, including former pros, to scrimmage his players, show them the ropes, and get them ready for the long road ahead.
Jessica Camerato
08/23/2010 - 1:51am
Chico Walker saw a different side of his nephew this Fourth of July weekend. It wasn’t a three-time All-Star shimmying on the court. It wasn’t the centerpiece of several legal troubles, either.
Jessica Camerato
08/20/2010 - 1:08am
Felix Doubront’s intentions were clear as he walked toward the mound at Lowell's LeLacheur Park late in 2007. He wasn’t supposed to be there — not with all of his potential and expectations for success — and he was determined to prove it. “I am going to kill this league and then go up again,” he vowed to himself.
Jessica Camerato
07/12/2010 - 11:03pm
LAS VEGAS -- There was plenty of time for Gerald Green’s new reality to sink in.  It began with the flight from Houston, which made stops in Washington D.C. and Moscow before finally reaching Krasnodar. Then there were the long bus rides, where it eventually all hit him.  “I went from being inside the green room, almost a lottery pick, to now I’m in Russia,” he told WEEI.com. “It was a shock to me.”
Jessica Camerato
07/05/2010 - 12:07am
“Shrek & Donkey” wasn’t the only duo formed on the Celtics this past season. During the Celtics’ quest for a championship, Tony Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette were on journey of their own. The two rookies were trying to make it in the NBA. “It’d be tough having to do this alone,” Gaffney told WEEI.com. “It’s cool doing this with somebody else who’s in the same situation as you.”
Jessica Camerato
06/25/2010 - 3:11am
There were rumors of trading the pick. This year’s draft was not considered to be as deep as years past, sparking doubt that the Celtics could snag a legitimate contributor with their first-round pick, No. 19 overall. And when looking ahead to an uncertain season, every acquisition is significant.
Jessica Camerato
06/24/2010 - 12:48am
With 60 players selected every year, the NBA draft sparks memories of “Remember that guy?” “Whatever happened to him?” Here is a look back at the Celtics' draft picks and draft night acquisitions over the past five years. 2009 No. 58: Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin Seasons in Boston: 1 (2009-10)
Jessica Camerato
06/22/2010 - 12:06am
The Celtics season ended less than a week ago, and the rumor mill has been buzzing with talks of free agency, retirement, and who will be on the sidelines next fall.
Jessica Camerato
06/14/2010 - 2:05am
Doc Rivers’ message was short and to the point.
Jessica Camerato
06/13/2010 - 12:21am
There’s a certain feeling Rajon Rondo has as a point guard. It’s like a radar that allows him to detect the hot hand on the court.
Jessica Camerato
06/11/2010 - 2:21am
Jessica Camerato
06/09/2010 - 1:51am
Ron Artest has been here before. Not the NBA finals, but that doesn’t matter. He’s been to Boston. He’s played against the best in the East, and knows the difference 3,000 miles can make. He’s learned it’s not always about finesse, that a performance doesn’t have to look smooth to translate into a “W.”
Jessica Camerato
06/07/2010 - 1:33am
LOS ANGELES -- There were 58 fouls called in 48 minutes, but there was one that stood out from the rest. It was whistled just 45 seconds into the fourth quarter and it was number five … on Kobe Bryant. 
Jessica Camerato
06/05/2010 - 10:48am
LOS ANGELES - There are seven All-Stars and two former MVPs between the Celtics and Lakers starting lineups. Yet it is a group of role players that can have a major impact in the NBA finals.
Jessica Camerato
06/04/2010 - 6:23am
LOS ANGELES - The mood in the locker room was familiar. 
Jessica Camerato
05/30/2010 - 2:15am
It’s been there the entire season, quietly hanging above the practice court as a constant reminder of the ultimate goal. There are no words on it. No pictures, either. But the empty canvas tells the story of a team on a quest for greatness.
Jessica Camerato
05/29/2010 - 1:36am
 
Jessica Camerato
05/25/2010 - 2:36am
Jessica Camerato
05/23/2010 - 1:47am
Jessica Camerato
05/16/2010 - 12:16am
WALTHAM -- Kendrick Perkins is not the only big man the Celtics plan on using to stop Dwight Howard in the Eastern Conference Finals. 
Jessica Camerato
05/14/2010 - 1:46am
Jessica Camerato
05/13/2010 - 6:43am
It was a move suited for the NBA’s most experienced players, those who have been around the league long enough to sustain an unwavering sense of poise in the most urgent moments.


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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

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.

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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.

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Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

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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

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Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

Gregg Doyel defends Tony Dungy 7-24-14

Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.

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Christian Fauria reviews his Madden ratings 7-24-14

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Conflicting reports from the Lester negotiations 7-24-14

Merloni, Fauria, and Benz discuss the conflicting reports regarding the Jon Lester contract negotiations. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said on Dennis and Callahan that Lester wanted the negotiations to be put on hold till the end of the season. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Lester would be willing to negotiate, if the Red Sox made the right offer.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, Analysis from Day 1 of Pats Training Camp 7-24-14

Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

John Farrell: No thought …

John Farrell: No thought of taking Jake Peavy out of the starting rotation at this point

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Sidney Rice chooses his health over everything else with retirement announcement, will this continue to be a trend in the NFL?

We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Patriots Preview Edition - 7-23-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.

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.

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