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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
06/15/2010 - 7:03am
Manny Ramirez is coming back to Boston and the process will start all over again for David Ortiz.
Rob Bradford
06/13/2010 - 2:23am
It would have been an interesting enough game. 
Rob Bradford
06/11/2010 - 2:19am
It was June 10, 2008, and Dustin Pedroia's thumb was killing him.
Rob Bradford
06/10/2010 - 5:01am
CLEVELAND -- It was just after 4 p.m.
Rob Bradford
06/10/2010 - 3:30am
CLEVELAND -- It could have been so much worse, in so many ways.
Rob Bradford
06/08/2010 - 11:47pm
CLEVELAND -- Tim Wakefield has a book. It is a collection of points for the pitcher to remember, a kind of checklist.
Rob Bradford
06/08/2010 - 12:45am
Daisuke Matsuzaka might have actually done it this time.
Rob Bradford
06/03/2010 - 3:30am
Wednesday afternoon, Jacoby Ellsbury took another step toward returning to the Red Sox lineup. He ran. He swung a bat.
Rob Bradford
05/31/2010 - 7:23am
We don't know what's going to happen, but we do know what has.
Rob Bradford
05/29/2010 - 2:05am
Sometimes you don't know how a moment is going to affect you until it presents itself.  David Ortiz was reminded of that lesson Friday. "I went to see my man," he said. "I feel better now."
Rob Bradford
05/26/2010 - 3:03am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Five walks. Believe it or not, these were what offered the ultimate reminders of how far Jon Lester has come. Sure, in Tuesday night's Red Sox 2-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field, Lester struck out nine. But that's something he had already done 17 times before, including three other occasions this season.
Rob Bradford
05/25/2010 - 12:24am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury is ending up where he wanted to be all along.
Rob Bradford
05/21/2010 - 12:33am
Thursday night was a well-deserved reward for Terry Francona.
Rob Bradford
05/18/2010 - 8:11am
NEW YORK -- Jonathan Papelbon said this one was like so many others.
Rob Bradford
05/18/2010 - 3:47am
NEW YORK -- In the 10-minute conversation, one word surfaced significantly more than any other. "Frustration."
Rob Bradford
05/10/2010 - 9:06am
Jonathan Papelbon did his best to simplify the situation. Initially, the closer's take on the Red Sox' lot in life after their 9-3 win over the Yankees Sunday night offered a dose of reality extracted from last season's roller coaster.
Rob Bradford
05/09/2010 - 7:39am
We get it. It was a joke. There are no such things as curses.
Rob Bradford
05/07/2010 - 2:41am
The question was: Does this team feel different than four days ago?
Rob Bradford
05/05/2010 - 7:30am
Dustin Pedroia knows all about turning points.
Rob Bradford
05/04/2010 - 3:42am
Let the healing begin.
Rob Bradford
05/02/2010 - 9:55am
The first day of May has come and gone, and the Red Sox are still a long way away from figuring out exactly what they are. What we do know is that the Sox are closer to the last-place Orioles than they are the first-place Rays. What we also understand is that while there are some championship-level pieces on this team, many of them fit like a yard sale puzzle.
Rob Bradford
04/30/2010 - 7:50am
It's 2:30 p.m. in a nearly empty Rogers Centre. Other than the occasional hotel room spectator, few are aware of what is going on, and, really, what has been going on for the past few weeks.
Rob Bradford
04/27/2010 - 3:19am
TORONTO -- After one particularly close game in Cleveland back in 2007, a room full of Red Sox were all sitting around the visitors' clubhouse's television, simultaneously glued to the ESPN series on the 1978 Yankees, "The Bronx Is Burning."
Rob Bradford
04/24/2010 - 2:48am
"Big Pun," or "Pun," for short.


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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.

Tim Wakefield on the Red …

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.

Shabazz Napier joins Joe and Dave as the UConn Huskies are honored at Fenway Park

UConn Point Guard, Shabazz Napier joined the guys for a half inning and talked about his experiences in college, his reasoning behind completing his education, and growing up in Boston.

Jonny Gomes with Joe Castiglione & Rob Bradford after the crazy win at Fenway

Joe & Rob talked to Jonny Gomes after the dramatic run-off win at Fenway over the Orioles.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daily Diamond: Pittsburgh and Milwaukee clear benches in big brawl, April 22, 2014

Mut and Merloni discuss the latest brawl between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates

Does anyone really miss J…

Does anyone really miss Jacoby Ellsbury in a Red Sox uniform 4-22-14

We discuss the return of Jacoby Ellsbury to Fenway Park, including why he left Boston, and what the crowd reaction will be for him.

DJ Bean live from Detroit previews Round One Games 3 and 4. 4-22-14

We check in with Mr. Bean live from the D to preview two games of Bruins-Wings action.

What's wrong with the 2014 version of Clay Buchholz? 4-22-14

We discuss the harsh start by Clay Buchholz, and how the turnaround from last season's start has been disturbing to watch if you're a Sox fan/

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.

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 …

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

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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Reflections on Marathon M…

Reflections on Marathon Monday and recapping the race with WEEI's Kirk Minihane

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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A great Marathon Monday 4…

A great Marathon Monday 4-22-14

The guys opened the show by discussing yesterday's Boston Marathon and Kirk's run.

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