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Rob Bradford joined WEEI.com after serving as a Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald and the Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.). Prior to manning the Red Sox beat, he spent several years at the Lowell Sun. He has written two books: “Chasing Steinbrenner,” following the front offices of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays through the 2003 season, and “Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Discovering the Champion Within,” which he co-authored with Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

 
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Rob Bradford
08/22/2010 - 1:07am
Rob Bradford
08/19/2010 - 3:57am
Wednesday night offered a reminder. A reminder of just how perfect Jonathan Papelbon and the town he plays in go together.
Rob Bradford
08/18/2010 - 12:31am
Perhaps this isn't a fair comparison, but it will help paint a picture:
Rob Bradford
08/17/2010 - 7:10am
Dustin Pedroia will get his ovation on Tuesday. He will play his baseball, ending his longest hiatus he has endured without the sport in the post-Tee ball portion of his 27 years on this planet.
Rob Bradford
08/12/2010 - 2:31am
TORONTO -- The questions have flown around the Red Sox' clubhouse this season. 
Rob Bradford
08/11/2010 - 2:45am
TORONTO -- Mike Lowell insists he has nothing to prove … at least to those who matter in his world.
Rob Bradford
08/10/2010 - 8:33am
NEW YORK -- As Daniel Bard pointed out, a lot can happen in what is left of this, the 2010 regular season. But as we sit here right now, Monday afternoon offered us a glimpse into two things: 1. Perhaps the most important inning of the '10 season for the Red Sox; and 2. A good view of the player who just might be the most important piece of this Sox roster. First, the inning …
Rob Bradford
08/09/2010 - 3:41am
NEW YORK -- Somebody needs to step up.
Rob Bradford
07/26/2010 - 3:09am
The Red Sox would seem to be in a bind.
Rob Bradford
07/26/2010 - 12:48am
Hideki Okajima does talk to the media, just not a lot.
Rob Bradford
07/22/2010 - 8:26am
What has to be frustrating for Theo Epstein is that the plan was on its way to working.
Rob Bradford
07/15/2010 - 9:53pm
So, how and when did Adrian Beltre learn to deal with pain? He doesn't have to take more than a few seconds to find his answer even though the moment came 20 years earlier.
Rob Bradford
07/13/2010 - 11:34pm
ANAHEIM -- These are the words of Adrian Gonzalez just prior to the 2009 All-Star Game: "I would be interested in the future to see what that would be like (to play in another park).” This is what he said Monday: "It's just a relief not to be in trade rumors and be in first-place, more than anything."
Rob Bradford
07/13/2010 - 3:52am
ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter said he predicted it … sort of.
Rob Bradford
07/08/2010 - 2:20am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- "The past is history. Tomorrow's a mystery." Leave it to Vanilla Ice to bring everything back into perspective.
Rob Bradford
07/06/2010 - 2:33am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Fans are worried. They are worried about the Red Sox. They are worried about the team's bullpen. And, perhaps most of all, they are worried about Daniel Bard.
Rob Bradford
07/05/2010 - 9:33pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Josh Beckett will take another step toward pitching again on Tuesday, when he throws to Gulf Coast League hitters in his first rehab assignment since going on the 15-day disabled list on May 19 with a bad back.
Rob Bradford
07/04/2010 - 7:06am
It's not what the players in the Red Sox clubhouse were going out of their way to talk about following a 9-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday night at Fenway Park. But to say it wasn't on more than a few minds simply wouldn't be accurate.
Rob Bradford
06/30/2010 - 7:45am
Rob Bradford
06/28/2010 - 8:43am
It was 2006 and everything appeared OK. On June 28 the Red Sox were cruising along, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees with a 47-28 record. They had won 11 straight (on their way to 12), a run that would see the Sox beat up National League opponents in 14 of 15 meetings.
Rob Bradford
06/23/2010 - 7:57am
The last time Mike Lowell was in the visitors clubhouse at Coors Field, it was impossible to imagine an image of a happier human being.
Rob Bradford
06/22/2010 - 7:53am
It wouldn't be hyperbole to say that Victor Martinez' career was altered forever thanks to one bit advice on one single day back in 2001.
Rob Bradford
06/20/2010 - 8:39am
The image wasn't out of the ordinary following the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Dodgers Saturday.


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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.

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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.

John Lackey with Joe and …

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.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start 4-23-14

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

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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.

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.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dale and Holley's Four at…

Dale and Holley's Four at Four Milestone Editon - 4/23/14

We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley: Pierzynski just needs more familiarity with this pitching staff 4-23-14

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.

Holy Diver? Bruins win but focus switches to Brad Marchand's instigating tactics 4-23-14

We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.

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

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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.

Chris Forsberg, ESPN Bost…

Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston, joins Chris Villani on Easter to talk Celtics

With the season over, Chris Forsberg says the Celtics accomplished what they intended to this year. He also gets into what Rajon Rondo may be thinking heading into his last year in his contract. Danny Ainge has a plan and it'll be interesting to see how this off-season develops.

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Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

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Dale and Michael talk about what Marathon Monday means for them, the tremendous amount of people and positivity today in the Back Bay, and then Kirk Minihane, fresh off 26.2 miles stops by to recap a great experience in today's marathon.

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