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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
02/28/2011 - 2:47am
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Josh Beckett started the first game of the Grapefruit League season Sunday night. Did it matter? Nope.
Rob Bradford
02/26/2011 - 9:13pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz went 0-for-2 Saturday against Boston College. Sound the alarm.
Rob Bradford
02/22/2011 - 6:14pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Carl Crawford is an affable sort. He is quick with a smile, which is often times immediately followed by something in between a giggle and guffaw.  But Tuesday the Red Sox outfielder admitted that there has been something bothering him.
Rob Bradford
02/22/2011 - 3:34am
  FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz believes he knows the problem.
Rob Bradford
02/17/2011 - 4:03pm
(Earlier in the week WEEI announced a change to its afternoon drive-time show, as Michael Holley was named co-host of "The Big Show." The revamped program with Holley and Glenn Ordway will debut on February 28.
Rob Bradford
02/11/2011 - 1:56am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The question was easy for Daniel Bard to answer.  "How do you view yourself, as a reliever or a starter?"
Rob Bradford
02/08/2011 - 7:36am
J.D. Drew is living with uncertainty these days. 
Rob Bradford
01/25/2011 - 2:38am
When Manny Ramirez agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Rays, it offered a few reminders.
Rob Bradford
01/04/2011 - 1:30am
The image wasn't what Lee Fiocchi had expected.
Rob Bradford
01/01/2011 - 6:36pm
Hideki Okajima is returning to the Red Sox in a similar fashion to the way in which he arrived. Followers of the team – and perhaps the team itself – don’t know quite what to make of the lefty.
Rob Bradford
12/17/2010 - 3:26am
On first glance, the pair would appear to go together like peanut butter and Spam. Two closers, one opportunity per win to record the final out, and a whole lot of money potentially at stake.
Rob Bradford
12/06/2010 - 4:59am
ORLANDO -- Four years ago, the last time the Winter Meetings were held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, the lobby was abuzz about one thing: The rumored offer the Red Sox were sending the way of then-free agent outfielder J.D. Drew.
Rob Bradford
11/30/2010 - 2:07am
There were just a few days of the 2010 season left when Mike Cameron sat in front of his locker at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, addressing his future.
Rob Bradford
11/19/2010 - 9:11am
ORLANDO, Fla. -- There was a lot of baseball power in the Waldorf Astoria hotel bar Wednesday night. General managers and owners littered the room, having previously attended a reception to help punctuate the meetings taking place throughout the week.
Rob Bradford
11/16/2010 - 1:19am
"The first thing is that it's evidence of the world's best pitcher.
Rob Bradford
10/29/2010 - 12:55am
Just prior to partaking in what has been, since the end of the season, an almost-daily Fenway Park weight-lifting session, David Ortiz leaned back in the chair planted in the middle of the desolate
Rob Bradford
10/21/2010 - 2:15am
Hitting coach Dave Magadan, in his fourth year with the Red Sox, oversaw an offense that -- though ravaged by injuries -- finished second in the American League with 818 runs and led the AL with a .790 OPS.
Rob Bradford
10/05/2010 - 7:57am
Now we're officially in the offseason, here's a look at what the future might hold for the Red Sox' position players: VICTOR MARTINEZ
Rob Bradford
10/03/2010 - 1:15am
"I don't think life is scripted perfectly anyway. For it to end like this is a better script than I ever really would have thought." -- Mike Lowell. If it could have only been Wednesday.
Rob Bradford
10/01/2010 - 1:52am
Jonathan Papelbon is digging in.
Rob Bradford
09/29/2010 - 8:02am
CHICAGO — "Drip, drip, drip." That was the sound of a whole lot of irony that could be found in a U.S. Cellular Field elevator just moments after the the Red Sox' 5-4 loss to the White Sox Tuesday night. 
Rob Bradford
09/28/2010 - 6:56am
CHICAGO -- The guessing has begun when it comes to Adrian Beltre.
Rob Bradford
09/19/2010 - 1:19am
J.D. Drew will play next season. After that, he's not so sure.


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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins…

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins Giardi and Bradford to preview the NBA Draft and the future of the Celtics - "They're looking to get a starter this year, a starter in next year's draft and possibly a free agent starter...Kevin Durant is not coming here." ...

Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

Xander Bogaerts Player of…

Xander Bogaerts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.

Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand 5-22-16

Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.

David Ortiz Player Of The Game Interview

Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean…

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

Jim Polito hangs up on us…

Jim Polito hangs up on us, 5-24-16

Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.

Turtleboy on Auburn cop killer case, 5-24-16

Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines--Masterbating to celebrities, Cosby, Kevin Paul Dupont

The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.

Jackie MacMullan talks Ce…

Jackie MacMullan talks Celtics draft hopefuls with Ordway, Merloni and Fauria 5-24-16

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.

The Red Sox have built an unbelievable young core 5-24-16

There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.

Kevin Love gets benched as the Raptors tie the series again LeBron and the Cavs 5-24-16

Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.

Does continuing to fight …

Does continuing to fight make Tom Brady selfish?

Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?

Draymond Green avoids suspension, plus Holley wants NBA players to man-up and stop whining

We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.

Bruins re-up D-man Kevan Miller to a multi-year deal

We discuss what it means for the B's

Planet Mikey Show Hour 4 …

Planet Mikey Show Hour 4 5-23-16

Hour 4 of The Planet Mikey Show w/ Christian Arcand.

Planet Mikey Show Hour 3 5-23-16

Hour 3 of The Planet Mikey Show w/ Christian Arcand

Planet Mike Show Hour 2 5-23-16

Hour 2 of The Planet Mikey Show w/ Christian Arcand

Teeing Off With Ben and N…

Teeing Off With Ben and Nick. The Olympics

This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.

It Is What It Is Cast - Chris Price talks to Phil Perry about Tom Brady & the latest Deflategate news

In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.

Sports Check Up – Ep.1: Christian Fauria and Dr. Thomas Gill discuss recent Red Sox injuries

Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.

Kirk goes on a rant, orde…

Kirk goes on a rant, orders Gerry's mic shut off, 5-23-16

Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.

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Red Sox have three MVPs r…

Red Sox have three MVPs right now, 5-23-16

Ortiz, Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr are all MVP candidates. Chili Davis should be too.

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Jim Polito hangs up on us…

Jim Polito hangs up on us, 5-24-16

Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.

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Ted Olson on GMA talking …

Ted Olson on GMA talking Brady appeal, Gerry reads Kings Things, 5-23-16

Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.

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Michael McCann - Odds are…

Michael McCann - Odds are low that NFLPA/Brady's latest legal petition will be successful

We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.

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