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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
05/26/2013 - 6:45am
Jon Lester threw 124 pitches Saturday. It was the third-highest total of his career. He has thrown more than 100 pitches in each of his last 10 outings. It advanced an interesting conversation.
Rob Bradford
05/21/2013 - 2:58am
CHICAGO -- They've looked at video of 2011. Why wouldn't you? That is, after all, the year Jacoby Ellsbury has hoped to bottle and shove down opposing pitchers' throats for years to come.
Rob Bradford
05/20/2013 - 8:35am
MINNEAPOLIS -- The non-waiver trade deadline is 73 days away, but the conversation is worth starting. 
Rob Bradford
05/19/2013 - 3:03am
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Farrell and Torey Lovullo looked down toward the Twins bullpen. They saw some stirring, as Minnesota lefty reliever Brian Duensing had grabbed a ball and tossed it a few times.
Rob Bradford
05/18/2013 - 2:19am
"This is a smart team, in terms of guys knowing the game, how it's to be played, what situations call for." -- Red Sox manager John Farrell after his team's 3-2, 10-inning win over Minnesota Friday night.
Rob Bradford
05/13/2013 - 9:04am
"There's nothing to be alarmed about." -- Greg Colbrunn
Rob Bradford
05/02/2013 - 5:50am
TORONTO -- Can we say it now? Why not? Juan Nieves did.
Rob Bradford
05/01/2013 - 2:29am
TORONTO -- The last words uttered by David Ortiz before heading out of Rogers Centre and onto the bus bound for the Red Sox' team hotel?
Rob Bradford
04/29/2013 - 11:49am
Jon Lester spoke for more than a few players in the Red Sox clubhouse last August when he uttered these words regarding potential free agents choosing Boston:
Rob Bradford
04/26/2013 - 11:09pm
This new lot in life seems to be fitting Mike Napoli just fine.
Rob Bradford
04/25/2013 - 12:11am
"In 10 years, this is the way everybody is going to be doing it." -- A major league general manager, April 2003
Rob Bradford
04/22/2013 - 1:53am
Will Middlebrooks, and those who have been watching him, might have been blinded by the moment. The third baseman had gone 0-for-5 in the Red Sox' 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Royals on Sunday night. It completed Kansas City's sweep in a doubleheader in which Middlebrooks went 1-for-9.
Rob Bradford
04/17/2013 - 6:49am
They went 180 degrees in the other direction when 10 or 20 would have sufficed.
Rob Bradford
04/15/2013 - 7:44am
The numbers are striking.
Rob Bradford
04/12/2013 - 7:31pm
So, was it worth it? Friday would have marked the moment the Red Sox could have called up Jackie Bradley while guaranteeing that his free agent eligibility would not arrive until after the 2019 season, as opposed to following '18, if they had chosen to start the outfielder in the minors. Nine games.
Rob Bradford
04/11/2013 - 1:36am
Remember when Keith Foulke came to the Red Sox?
Rob Bradford
04/07/2013 - 11:26pm
TORONTO -- Monday, the venue represents the best of the old and the promise of the future. It's Opening Day at Fenway Park.
Rob Bradford
04/06/2013 - 12:57am
TORONTO -- The hand went to the brim of the cap. The cap was raised off the head and presented to the crowd. And then the cap went back on the head.
Rob Bradford
04/02/2013 - 6:52am
NEW YORK -- Two sentences were all Jonny Gomes needed to perfectly sum up where the Red Sox stood with this Jackie Bradley situation following the rookie's first big league game. "One thing you can't fight and invent, that's time," Gomes said. "But he's out to a heck of a start."
Rob Bradford
03/31/2013 - 12:39am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was two days before Jon Lester would stake claim to his third straight Opening Day start. A locker was being cleaned out, and preparations were being made to leave JetBlue Park for Yankee Stadium.
Rob Bradford
03/29/2013 - 6:00am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jackie Bradley is most likely going to spend Opening Day as a major leaguer.  The 22-year-old outfielder with just 138 professional games under his belt, having been drafted only 20 months before, is a few days away from breaking camp with the Red Sox.
Rob Bradford
03/28/2013 - 6:40am
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Decisions, decisions. The Red Sox have had to face the toughest of tough choices in recent days, attempting to whittle their roster down to the 25 players who will be relied on come Opening Day.
Rob Bradford
03/21/2013 - 7:05am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The relative youth of Jackie Bradley Jr. seemed like somewhat of a novelty. That was until David Ortiz put it in perspective. "What were you doing when you were 22?"
Rob Bradford
03/20/2013 - 6:52am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He wasn't supposed to be in this situation.


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NFL Network's Heath Evans…

NFL Network's Heath Evans with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.

Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater on Patriots Monday

Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.

Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah …

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul, and it's time for the Celtics to fill their biggest need 12-20-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' injury and keeping Marcus Smart in control 12-13-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.

Celtics Podcast – Bad finish against the Rockets and love for DeMarcus Cousins 12-6-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 3: Jackie…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 3: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.

Hot Stove Show Hour 2 - Reacting to John Farrell's interview and Red Sox starting pitching depth

Mut, Rob, and John are talking about their interview with Red Sox Manager John Farrell, the Red Sox approach to breaking up the lefties in the rotation, and the platoon at third base.

John Farrell on the Hot Stove Show - Red Sox third base situation, and the WBC

Bradford and Tomase talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell. They talk about Eduardo Rodriguez recovery from his knee injury, the Red Sox third base competition in spring training, and guys playing in the WBC.

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's K…

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson talk Bruins and the state of Claude Julien's tenure in Boston -- 1-8-16

Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.

Saturday Skate - Khudobin to blame? Julien hot seat? Landeskog trade? 12-17-16

Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.

K&C - Alex is a single ma…

K&C - Alex is a single man, and his ex calls in to set the record straight.

Alex's personal life comes up on the show.

K&C - Charlotte Wilder on Brady’s pajamas; Gerry has Twitter range; Alex #2 calls in to set the record straight 1-18-17

Hour 4. Gerry enjoyed Charlotte Wilder's latest article about Tom Brady's new sleepwear. Gerry talks about the range of topics he posts on Twitter. Alex #2 calls in to talk about the breakup.

K&C - Goodell isn’t coming to New England; Headlines with Kirk 1-18-17

Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry and Alex discuss the reports that Roger Goodell is once again skipping out on visiting Gillette Stadium this weekend.

OMF - Christian Fauria pr…

OMF - Christian Fauria prank calls Pittsburgh sports radio, and one of the hosts calls back 1-18-17

Fauria couldn't help himself and called into Pittsburgh sports radio to show off his (terrible) Boston accent and to troll Steelers fans. Later on, Josh Miller (co-host and former Patriots punter) calls us to trash talk to Christian.

OMF - Brady and Belichick are focused on Pittsburgh as they speak before the AFCCG 1-18-17

We hear from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who are gearing up to face Pittsburgh in the AFCCG.

OMF - The Patriots defense can't let LeVeon Bell run crazy, especially in the redzone 1-18-17

Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about one of the Steelers' top weapons, LeVeon Bell, and how important it is to contain him, especially with how bad Pittsburgh has been in the redzone.

Where is Roger? Not in Fo…

Where is Roger? Not in Foxboro. Roger Goodell won't be in New England for the AFC Championship

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the NFL commissioner's plan to once again skip put of going to Foxboro, instead opting to go to the NFC Championship. We discuss it and let you react.

Do Patriots fans really want other fanbases to love or respect the Patriots?

We discuss the Patriots haters out there, led of course this week by Steelers fans. Michael Holley wants to know if we really need their love... and we come up with a better word for it... RESPECT.

Steeler's Coach Mike Tomlin has some strong words for Antonio Brown and his Facebook video stunt

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss how the Steelers are dealing with this Antonio Brown lockerroom video situation.

Ep. 48: John Ziegler - Pe…

Ep. 48: John Ziegler - Penn State Scandal

Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.

Ep. 47: Sean Leahy, Boston Herald sports editor

Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.

Enough About Me Ep. 46: Kevin McHale

Kirk talks with basketball legend Kevin McHale about his Celtics career, as well today's NBA and the current Boston team. Kevin analyzes the theoretical clash of the '86 Celtics and today's Golden State Warriors in addition to how C's heroes of the past would perform in today's game. Also featured: a podcast intro from Kirk's children Cate and Harry.

The Real K&C - Carbon neu…

The Real K&C - Carbon neutral, guns for grizzlies and an Alex No. 2 scandal 1-18-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.

The Real K&C - Dot Com Censors, She Bangs & Buzz Words 1-17-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis get back to post-show work with a Trenni Tuesday recap.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 3: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.

K&C- Tom Brady on the Tex…

K&C- Tom Brady on the Texans, Steelers, being a vegan, and his feelings on Goodell visiting New England 1-16-17

Tom Brady joins the show to discuss the game against the Texans, the AFC championship versus the Steelers, his diet, and Roger Goodell.

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Bill Belichick - We're focused on the AFC Championship, not social media policies

Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.

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K&C - Alex is a single ma…

K&C- Aaron Rodgers is bet…

K&C- Aaron Rodgers is better than most HOF quarterbacks; Lucy ranked the Patriots’ wives and girlfriends 1-17-17

Hour 4. Fauria is wrong about Rodgers. Lucy ranked the wives and girlfriends of Patriots players and Trenni isn't happy about it.

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K&C- Aaron Rodgers hates …

K&C- Aaron Rodgers hates his family; Trenni's dream man 1-17-17

Hour 3. Aaron Rodgers doesn't get along with his family. Trenni's dream man in the Boston media is revealed.

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