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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
08/28/2009 - 7:37am
Should the Red Sox make signing Victor Martinez to a contract extension a priority?
Rob Bradford
08/25/2009 - 8:04am
Just minutes before Jonathan Papelbon spoke, his team had finished off one of those nights that made Fenway Park fans believe there would be baseball in October in these parts, beating the
Rob Bradford
08/22/2009 - 9:24am
 The story of the 2009 Red Sox is far from written. But last night sure felt like a pretty strong punctuation mark when it came to closing out at least one chapter – the race for first-place in the American League East.
Rob Bradford
08/21/2009 - 10:39am
It was 7:51 p.m. on June 11 when the Tweet popped up. “the MT curse?”
Rob Bradford
08/19/2009 - 10:03am
In Dustin Pedroia’s world, the scouting report on his son, Dylan, was complete even before he came into this world. “He’s a baller,” the Red Sox second baseman said.
Rob Bradford
08/19/2009 - 7:50am
David Ortiz is fighting perception.
Rob Bradford
08/16/2009 - 8:51am
These sort of games are frustrating enough in the innocuous setting of May or June, when the season is just starting to find its rhythm. But when they come at a time like August 15, against your most direct competition for postseason play, swallowing the results becomes appreciably more difficult.
Rob Bradford
08/14/2009 - 7:54am
Josh Beckett knows what’s going on. He knows he’s pitching well. He understands what is working and what isn’t. And he isn’t turning a blind-eye to what might happen if he continues to keep doing what he’s doing.
Rob Bradford
08/11/2009 - 7:52am
Through all of the chaos experienced in the Bronx over the previous four days, there was one fail-safe for David Ortiz. “I always feel good about this team,” he said while packing up to head home late Monday night.
Rob Bradford
08/07/2009 - 8:02am
 NEW YORK – This was supposed to be the payoff.
Rob Bradford
08/06/2009 - 9:05am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Red Sox left Tropicana Field a sleepy team.  
Rob Bradford
08/05/2009 - 7:51am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Explaining exactly what happened Tuesday night wasn’t easy for those wearing the visiting gray and red. The Red Sox’ first step into the schedule’s meat and potatoes was, how should we say, uneven, to say the least.
Rob Bradford
07/31/2009 - 12:48am
David Ortiz hit a decisive home run Thursday afternoon. An entire ballpark stood and cheered until he came back out for a curtain call. It would be a safe bet that all of those people putting their hands together knew of the news that their hero had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs six years earlier.
Rob Bradford
07/25/2009 - 7:56am
In and around the Red Sox' 3-1 win over Orioles, Friday night, it was clear there had been some alterations since Fenway Park last saw their hometown team.
Rob Bradford
07/23/2009 - 8:18am
This is Theo Epstein before last night:  
Rob Bradford
07/21/2009 - 8:53am
Normally this space is reserved for "Five Things We Learned" regarding the previous night's Red Sox game. Yet that hardly seems appropriate after the Sox' latest loss, a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Texas Rangers.
Rob Bradford
07/17/2009 - 7:41am
Rob Bradford
07/14/2009 - 8:39am
Rob Bradford
07/11/2009 - 8:45am
It was three days before Jon Lester tossed eight more scoreless innings against what would figure to be his favorite team to pitch against, the Royals.
Rob Bradford
07/08/2009 - 7:58am
Rob Bradford
07/05/2009 - 7:32am
Prior to Saturday's Red Sox' 3-2 loss to the Mariners, Tim Wakefield executed his line perfectly -- politically correct, to the point, and without hesitation.
Rob Bradford
07/02/2009 - 8:07am
Just sit back and enjoy the ride. 
Rob Bradford
07/01/2009 - 7:54am
There were two things Tuesday night was going to remembered for:   1. John Smoltz taking step No. 2 on his way back.   


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It Is What It Is Cast: Re…

It Is What It Is Cast: Reggie Wayne makes his practice debut with Patriots

WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.

Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.

DE Chandler Jones with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.

We Love Anthony Davis - S…

We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

Joe Kelly Player Of The G…

Joe Kelly Player Of The Game Interview 8-29-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 08-28-15

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.

Henry Owens Player Of The Game Interview 8-21-15

Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Hey look Mort is wrong ag…

Hey look Mort is wrong again! 8-28-15

Another hour of Mort being wrong.

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

Mike Florio calls out Chris Mortensen 8-28-15

The great Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk joined us on the latest Mort screw up.

Foreshadowing Pats Openin…

Foreshadowing Pats Opening Night, 8-28-15

The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.

Previewing the Pats dress rehearsal, 8-28-15

On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.

Three For All - Barkley sends shots at agent, Emotional pre-game speech & a Gruden is fat, 8-28-15

The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.

Dale and Holley's Final D…

Dale and Holley's Final Drive / Freestyle Friday - 08-28-15

We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.

No apologies... Mort keeps digging that hole deeper each week

We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.

Yes, the Red Sox do still exist, and yes, Rob Bradford is with us talking Sox

We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.

Chris Mortensen made some…

Chris Mortensen made something up?!?!?!?!

Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?

Bob McGovern, Boston Herald Legal Analyst

Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.

Chris Villani talks deflate gate and Chris Mortensen

Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.

Fantasy Football Podcast …

Fantasy Football Podcast “Draft Strategy”

It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!

SoccerCast - Best transfer moves, Alex hates Arsene Wenger & how far can the Revs go? 8-27-15

Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?

D&C’s Breaking Balls: The Patriots have a problem with ESPN 08-24-15

Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.

Chris Mortensen details d…

Chris Mortensen details deflategate tweet saga, claims Kraft family called him to apologize

We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.

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Chris Mortensen stepped i…

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

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Robert Kraft goes rogue 8…

Robert Kraft goes rogue 8-3-15

Buck, Gary and Dino discussed Kraft's comments.

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D&C: Breaking down Game 2…

D&C: Breaking down Game 2 of the World Series from Busch Stadium

The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.

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