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About Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and Fox Sports Radio.

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02/22/15 09:10 EST
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Dustin Pedroia went down last year with his second significant hand injury in as many years, the Red Sox lost much more than just their best middle infielder and top-of-the-order hitter. They lost their heart and soul. Now, more than ever, the Red Sox second baseman has emerged as the most vocal and significant leader on the team and in the clubhouse. Yes, even more than David Ortiz. How? "In two ways," manager John Farrell told WEEI.com. "Obviously, he leads by example the way he plays the game. He has obviously played the game less than 100 percent physically but he's a vocal leader as well in our clubhouse. And he backs it up with the accountability to be able to speak that. He represents everything that we feel is important to our uniform and the game. From the intensity, the competitiveness and the ultimate drive and will to win. That's Dustin Pedroia in a nutshell." Ortiz is the engine that powers the the Red Sox when they're firing on all
02/12/15 12:00 EST
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Brad Stevens is a realistic man. He's also coldly calculating, smart and rational. All of these qualities will come in handy as he tries to manage a roster that could remarkably wind up actually making the playoffs in April. He, of course, has to make it through the Feb. 19 trade deadline. And so does his team. The Celtics showed their gritty, determined side Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break. They erased an 18-point second-half hole and managed an improbable 89-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks, the best team in the Eastern Conference. And they did all of it while shooting a miserable 32 percent from the field for the game. "I think it says a lot for us as a team," Evan Turner said after hitting his game-winning floater with 0.2 seconds left. "We were able to come back against the best team in the league, down [18], we shot like 30 percent but once we try to put to together a whole game, put together the defensive and offensive game we'll be alright.
02/02/15 05:36 EST
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- That was the best Patriots win of all time. Better than the three previous Super Bowl wins. Better than the Snow Bowl. Better than the comeback against the Ravens in the divisional round. Why? Because it was also the most improbable. This was not Bill Belichick outcoaching Mike Martz of the Rams on Feb. 3, 2002, and capturing the team's first title on Adam Vinatieri's kick. The Pats were the more prepared team that night. Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter (the biggest Super Bowl deficit Belichick and Brady had ever faced) against one of the all-time great defenses of all-time, a defense that hadn't allowed more than seven points in the fourth quarter all season, the Patriots, behind their now three-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, scored 14 points while the defense pitched a shutout when it mattered most. Seattle had the best pass defense, best total defense and best scoring defense in the NFL. The Seahawks had allowed less than 10 points per game during their
01/30/15 06:27 EST
PHOENIX -- If you were expecting answers Friday from the NFL's top dog about Deflategate, you were barking up the wrong tree. This dog won't hunt. He'll only whimper and wonder why fans, players and the media think he's a fraud. During Roger Goodell's annual state of the league address the Friday before the Super Bowl, the commissioner artfully dodged questions about the heart of the issue: Why is the NFL obsessed with an equipment rules violation and why should fans believe his office's investigation is above board when his image appears corrupted beyond repair? Forty-eight minutes of press conference. Eight questions about Deflategate. Eight chances to explain why a football equipment issue has risen to a level of media hype bigger than Watergate and Benghazi combined. No real answers. Did you really expect any from a commissioner that hasn't been honest with its fans on concussions or Ray Rice? There's an ongoing investigation and all the answers will be in there, he said. Just like



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Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executive Director, talks with Mut about the NFLRA's statement, 2-18-15

Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-5-15

WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley - They can hate us now

Super Bowl champ Vince Wilfork joins the show to talk about his feelings about winning the Super Bowl and what his future holds.

SB Nation's Paul Flannery…

SB Nation's Paul Flannery joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-19-15

Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline

SI's Chris Mannix with Dale and Holley

We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.

We Love Anthony Davis - Jessica Camerato joins us to talk Marcus Smart

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David Ortiz says remove i…

David Ortiz says remove instant replay to increase pace of baseball

David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.

Hot Stove Show 02-26-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game

Blake Swihart sits down with Lou Merloni at Spring Training, 2-23-15

Catcher Blake Swihart, one of the Red Sox top-rated prospects, sits down with Lou to talk about Spring Training and his expectations for the upcoming season

DJ Bean talks Bruins with…

DJ Bean talks Bruins with Middays with MFB, 02-27-15

DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins

Pierre McGuire: Chiarelli needs to be aggressive at trade deadline 2-26-15

Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward

NESN's Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.

Mookie Betts on the compe…

Mookie Betts on the competition in centerfield 2-27-15

Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Baker speaks out on Andrea Cabral 2-27-15

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

A Red Sox grab bag on a Free Form Friday 2-27-15

The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.

Aloha Friday - The Differ…

Aloha Friday - The Difference Between Camel and Llama Noises, 02-27-15

On this weeks Aloha Friday, Tim apologizes to our producer Tom for not knowing who Leonard Nimoy was, Christian bashes Kanye West, and Joey makes amends for mistaking camel noises for llama noises

DJ Bean talks Bruins on Middays with MFB, 2-27-15

DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins

The Fauria Five, 2-27-15

On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday

Good week for the prosecu…

Good week for the prosecution: Michael McCann updates Dale and Holley on the Aaron Hernandez trial

We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.

Dump or Chase? Bruins fans still disagree with how the team should proceed

Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.

Dale and Michael disagree on Vanderbilt coach controversy

Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"

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Bill "Spaceman" Lee talks Red Sox spring training andCuban baseball players

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Kirk Minihane calls to clear the air with Mikey

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College Puckcast – BU c…

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We Love Anthony Davis - We Love Isaiah Thomas Too

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Wrestlecast - Fast Lane Rewind

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Big John in Providence wants us to talk about sports 2-26-15

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