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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.

 
COLUMNS
Mike Petraglia
07/20/2012 - 2:03pm
This week has changed my feeling and belief on the Red Sox.
Mike Petraglia
07/13/2012 - 1:58pm
So often in the first half, as the Red Sox were putting up a so-so performance on their way to a 43-43 mark, people would ask me, "Trags, what do you think of Bobby Valentine?" or "What is the clubhouse like with Bobby V in
Mike Petraglia
07/06/2012 - 8:58am
Forget the whining about contracts, the imminent return of two-thirds of Boston’s outfield and the Red Sox bats getting hot again at Fenway Park.
Mike Petraglia
06/21/2012 - 9:08pm
Mike Petraglia
06/15/2012 - 12:27pm
FOXBORO -- There has never been a sports franchise more focused and determined than the Patriots. That single-minded purpose was again on full display this week during the team’s annual June minicamp. What did I learn from attending all three days? Barring injury, no one is going to touch the Patriots again in the AFC. No one.
Mike Petraglia
06/08/2012 - 7:08am
I was all set and ready to write the “See, I told you so” column for the Trags Bag this week. 
Mike Petraglia
05/31/2012 - 11:38pm
The Celtics will beat the Heat and advance to the NBA finals.
Mike Petraglia
05/25/2012 - 11:31am
There’s something missing from this rendition of what -- before Bird and Magic -- was the most intense rivalry in basketball. As we look ahead to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Celtics and Sixers, one question comes to mind: Where’s the hate?
Mike Petraglia
05/17/2012 - 8:26pm
Even Celtics owner Stephen Pagliuca had to wonder what was up.
Mike Petraglia
05/09/2012 - 10:08pm
After Carl Beane earned the full-time PA gig at Fenway in 2003 after sharing it in his first season, he said to me, “Mike, I want to do what Sherm Feller did.” “What’s that?” I replied.
Mike Petraglia
05/04/2012 - 2:56pm
Rajon Rondo and his teammates have hugged it all out. That’s apparently all that was needed to right the wrongs after Sunday night.
Mike Petraglia
05/03/2012 - 1:07am
It was a startling sight. Adrian Gonzalez has developed a reputation for being as even-tempered in manner as he is consistent as a hitter. And so the image of the slugger swatting his bat and knocking it to the ground in utter frustration bordered on shocking.
Mike Petraglia
04/18/2012 - 5:03pm
If you’re a Bruins fan, be proud, very proud. 
Mike Petraglia
04/13/2012 - 10:04am
Mark it down. The Bruins will repeat as Stanley Cup champs.
Mike Petraglia
04/04/2012 - 11:45pm
The mere suggestion of the question two years ago would have people spitting out their Fenway Franks or spilling their Legal Seafood chowder all over their laps: As the Red Sox open their 112th season on Thursday, how much do they matter?
Mike Petraglia
03/30/2012 - 10:08am
Success in sports is all about confidence.  Avery Bradley has it right now and Jose Iglesias – despite his home run Wednesday in a minor league game in Florida – doesn’t.
Mike Petraglia
03/22/2012 - 9:35am
The New York Jets are a mess.  Peyton Manning stayed away from them like a prospective house buyer stays away from land on a radioactive waste site.
Mike Petraglia
03/15/2012 - 7:47pm
Bill Belichick has it a lot better than Danny Ainge -- a lot better.
Mike Petraglia
03/09/2012 - 2:14pm
I’m all in. I’m convinced. I believe. The Celtics have one more memorable playoff run left in them.
Mike Petraglia
03/02/2012 - 2:06pm
Eventually, this had to happen. Jason Varitek is no longer a voice in the Red Sox clubhouse. He retired Thursday and it’s best thing that could’ve happened for all parties involved.
Mike Petraglia
02/24/2012 - 6:40pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz is right. The Red Sox don’t need him to be a babysitter or father figure.
Mike Petraglia
02/17/2012 - 2:10pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The sunny skies and beauty of the brand new JetBlue Park here in Southwest Florida is like perfume on the stench from last September. The time has finally come for the Red Sox to shower, clean up and go about silencing their critics.
Mike Petraglia
02/10/2012 - 2:59pm
Because he asked, here’s what I would suggest Bill Belichick do with the Patriots this spring when he is building his roster for a run at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Mike Petraglia
02/03/2012 - 2:00pm
INDIANAPOLIS – The calm, beautiful and unseasonably warm and enjoyable weather this week here in central Indiana is simply the calm before Sunday’s storm.


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Chris Price, WEEI.com, jo…

Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins Butch Stearns to talk franchise tags and NFL free agency 3-1-15

Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.

Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executive Director, talks with Mut about the NFLRA's statement, 2-18-15

Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-5-15

WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.

SB Nation's Paul Flannery…

SB Nation's Paul Flannery joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-19-15

Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline

SI's Chris Mannix with Dale and Holley

We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.

We Love Anthony Davis - Jessica Camerato joins us to talk Marcus Smart

Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford (…

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford (@Bradfo) joins Butch Stearns from sunny Fort Myers on "Picture Day" 3-1-15

The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.

David Ortiz says remove instant replay to increase pace of baseball

David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.

Hot Stove Show 02-26-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game

Sunday Skate with WEEI's …

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald - Hour #2 3-1-15

In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald - Hour #1 3-1-15

Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.

Scott Burnside, ESPN, joins DJ Bean and Joey Mac on Sunday Skate 3-1-15

Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: SNL's ISIS Sketch 3-2-15

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

Curt Schilling takes on the Twitter trolls 3-2-15

Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.

The guys recap their weekend in Fort Myers 03-02-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk look back at their weekend in Fort Myers. Who visited Mommy and Daddy over the weekend?

Three For All - Dunkin Do…

Three For All - Dunkin Donuts steals Christian's bacon-doughnut idea, 3-2-15

Dunkin Donuts liked Christian's "bacon covered doughnut" idea. SNL does an ISIS skit. The Pittsburg Pirates issued a statement condemning "Jihadi John's" Pirates hat.

Adam Schefter, ESPN, thinks Revis will hit the free agency, 3-2-15

With free agency looming, Adam Schefter, on Sportscenter, said that he thinks Darrelle Revis will NOT be re-signed by the Patriots and that they will cut him instead, making him the most coveted free agent on the market.

Barry Melrose, ESPN, says Bruins need to make more moves, 3-2-15

Barry Melrose joined the show to talk about the NHL trade deadline. Although Melrose likes the trade of Brett Connolly from Tampa to Boston, he thinks the team needs to make more moves to keep ahead of Florida, who just traded for Jaromir Jagr. He also weighs in on the job security of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.

Good week for the prosecu…

Good week for the prosecution: Michael McCann updates Dale and Holley on the Aaron Hernandez trial

We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.

Dump or Chase? Bruins fans still disagree with how the team should proceed

Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.

Dale and Michael disagree on Vanderbilt coach controversy

Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"

The Rev Girls come in stu…

The Rev Girls come in studio to talk MLS

Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee talks Red Sox spring training andCuban baseball players

Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.

Kirk Minihane calls to clear the air with Mikey

Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.

D&C's Breaking Balls: The…

D&C's Breaking Balls: The podcast is on the road with special guest Doug Lane 3-2-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.

College Puckcast – BU coach David Quinn talks Beanpot title, state of team

Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.

We Love Anthony Davis - We Love Isaiah Thomas Too

After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.

Curt Schilling takes on t…

Curt Schilling takes on the Twitter trolls 3-2-15

Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.

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Mookie Betts on the competition in centerfield 2-27-15

Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.

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