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About Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and Fox Sports Radio.

 
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Mike Petraglia
03/21/2013 - 6:40pm
As I sit in my living room watching Davidson and Marquette at Rupp Arena 900 miles away in Lexington, Ky., I’m trying really hard to get excited for March Madness.
Mike Petraglia
03/14/2013 - 8:10pm
Well, the dust is starting to settle. New England is beginning to come to grips with the fact that the most productive receiver in franchise history is gone, no longer wanted by a team that has made a business out of moving on.
Mike Petraglia
03/08/2013 - 11:23am
The Celtics are not going to even sniff the NBA finals as currently constituted. -- Trags Bag, Jan. 4, 2013
Mike Petraglia
03/01/2013 - 9:58am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox chief executive Larry Lucchino threw it out there in his spring training introductory news conference -- the Red Sox as “scrappy underdogs” in the American League.
Mike Petraglia
02/22/2013 - 12:54pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Larry Lucchino addressed reporters at the beginning of camp last week, I asked him if he felt more relaxed without all the drama that has followed the Red Sox around for the last decade.
Mike Petraglia
02/15/2013 - 11:56am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Lackey is a changed man. He believes it, and so should you. For the first time since Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in the fall of 2011, Lackey feels like a starting major league pitcher again.
Mike Petraglia
02/08/2013 - 1:15pm
Maybe it’s the fact that a blizzard is barreling toward New England two days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78. Maybe it’s the fact that -- fingers crossed -- I’ll be on a plane early next week bound for sunny Fort Myers ready to cover spring training. Or maybe, just maybe it’s because I really believe this year the Red Sox will be different. They will actually be fun to watch.
Mike Petraglia
02/01/2013 - 10:15am
This is why Bruins fans were so eager in November and December for owner Jeremy Jacobs and NHL owners to take the padlocks off the doors at Ristuccia Arena, put the ice under the parquet and put the bull gang back to full duty at the Garden.
Mike Petraglia
01/25/2013 - 9:00am
This time we mean it. This is it. This is the last waltz for Paul Pierce and his Celtics.
Mike Petraglia
01/18/2013 - 9:24am
FOXBORO -- Hey NFL, get over it. The Patriots have been the best team in pro football for over a decade now, and still there are mistakable signs of envy and resentment.
Mike Petraglia
01/11/2013 - 11:52am
From a sports column in The Boston Globe to talk radio to the average fan on the street, there certainly doesn’t seem to be any reason for the Texans to show up Sunday at Gillette Stadium for their AFC divisional playoff with the Patriots.
Mike Petraglia
01/04/2013 - 12:29pm
There has been endless talk this week about the woes of the Celtics. What can be done to fix a roster that is producing nothing but disappointment and frustration?
Mike Petraglia
12/28/2012 - 11:42am
Resolutions. It’s the time-honored tradition of making promises for the coming year. Some resolutions we intend to do our very best to keep. For others, we just go through the motions of recognizing the need to improve but know deep down there isn’t enough resolve to carry them through to fruition.
Mike Petraglia
12/21/2012 - 10:39am
FOXBORO -- So, you’re a Patriots fan looking for a reason to make games against 2-12 Jacksonville and 6-8 Miami interesting in the final two weeks when New England already has wrapped up a division title and playoff berth. My suggestion?
Mike Petraglia
12/14/2012 - 10:03am
California native Tom Brady had to have known the question was coming this week in Foxboro. How does he compare to his childhood idol, Joe Montana?
Mike Petraglia
12/07/2012 - 12:01pm
FOXBORO -- As Tom Brady stepped to the podium Wednesday at Gillette Stadium, I asked him very casually if it feels like another big week in a career of big weeks. “Yes it does,” Brady said without hesitation. “It’s December.”
Mike Petraglia
11/30/2012 - 11:57am
There are three subjects that really struck me this week. On the surface they seem completely and entirely unrelated.
Mike Petraglia
11/21/2012 - 3:12pm
I moan about traffic on Route 20 leading to Route 128 on my way to Gillette Stadium every morning. I know I complain to my daughters about it being pitch black at 4:20 p.m. driving them to swimming practice in mid-November.
Mike Petraglia
11/16/2012 - 1:10am
FOXBORO -- As we were sitting in the press box before last Sunday’s game against the Bills, I turned to my colleague Kirk Minihane and asked if he thought Logan Mankins had any chance of playing with calf and hip injuries. I should’ve known better.
Mike Petraglia
11/09/2012 - 8:43am
FOXBORO -- Forget questions about his shirtless jacket wardrobe at the Aerosmith concert on Commonwealth Ave. or what he's doing at home to get ready for a third child.
Mike Petraglia
11/02/2012 - 9:51am
They play two entirely different sports with two vastly different body types. Brandon Spikes is a 6-foot-2 beast of an inside linebacker who weighs 255 pounds and flies around the football field trying to punish whoever gets in his way. He sees the target and destroys it.
Mike Petraglia
10/26/2012 - 1:57pm
Any conversation about the greatest coach in Boston sports history begins and ends with Arnold “Red” Auerbach. Creating the greatest basketball dynasty in history, winning eight straight championships and drafting, developing and coaching the greatest defensive player of all time pretty much seals the deal.
Mike Petraglia
10/19/2012 - 12:57pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots-Jets rivalry isn’t what it used to be. Even Rex Ryan seems bored by it all.
Mike Petraglia
10/12/2012 - 9:17am
CINCINNATI -- Bronson Arroyo for Wily Mo Pena. Mention that Theo Epstein trade at the end of spring training 2006 to Red Sox fans and most of them cringe -- at least those who remember thinking at the time that they found their replacement to Trot Nixon in right field.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

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.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

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.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

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

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman 4-24-14

Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

Daily Diamond: NY's react…

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.

Dave O'Brien with Dale an…

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley 4-24-14

Sox Broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins us for his take on Pinetargate.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Cheater Edition - 4-24-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by Pinetargate at Fenway and cheating in Pro Sports.

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

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

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.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

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.

Pine Tar Finally Catches …

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

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Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox ha…

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

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Shawn Thornton on the gam…

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

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

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Brad Marchand is a floppe…

Brad Marchand is a flopper 4-23-14

The guys opened the show by discussing Brad Marchand's flop and the Bruins win last night.

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