Lou Merloni, the pride of Framingham, MA, enjoyed a ten year major league baseball career that included a six year stint right here in Boston, playing for the Red Sox. In his first major league at bat, Merloni hit a three run home run off Jose Rosado at Fenway Park, on May 15, 1998. His career included stops with the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, the LA Angels of Anaheim and the Oakland A's.
Merloni is best known for being one of the top utility players in the Sox organization, having the ability to play multiple positions and play them well. Nicknamed "Sweet Lou" by Red Sox fans, he graduated from Providence College in 1993 and still holds several single season records for the Friars now defunct baseball team.
Merloni joined WEEI in March 2008, appearing on "Big Show " as a co-host. Merloni has also worked in television as a Red Sox analyst on NESN and Comcast Sports Net New England. In March of 2011, Merloni and Mike Mutnansky were joined together to start the “Mut and Merloni” show from 10a-2p. That show's last day on WEEI was May 22, 2014.
Fauria, a 13-year NFL veteran, spent four years with the Patriots from 2002 to 2005, and helped New England win two Super Bowl rings at Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. More recently, Fauria has worked as a college football analyst for CBS, color commentator for Patriots preseason games locally on WBZ-TV, and host of a pre- and postgame show during the NFL regular season.
Benz was born in Boston and is a graduate of Syracuse University. He served as a radio beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers and also worked at stations in Columbus, Salt Lake City and Syracuse. No stranger to the Boston area, Tim’s father is the renowned Dr. Edward Benz Jr., who serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Monday - The Bruins finally got a win! We'll discuss that as well as John Farrell's extension.
Tuesday - We're talking Red Sox spring training, Patriots offseason and more. Call us at 617-779-7937.
Wednesday - Andy Brickley joins us for some Bruins talk at noon, and Lou continues to check in from Fort Myers.
Thursday - We're talking Red Sox spring training, and Pierre McGuire joins us for some Bruins talk at 1.
Friday - It's Lou's last day in Fort Myers. He'll keep us updated on everything spring training. Text us at 37937.
|Lou Merloni @LouMerloni | 1 day 9 hours ago | Good luck. "@AlexHassan27: @LouMerloni thanks Lou!”|
|Lou Merloni @LouMerloni | 1 day 13 hours ago | Pedey, Papi and Hanley "@BrendonByrne: @LouMerloni Which 3 players will contribute the most to that?”|
|Lou Merloni @LouMerloni | 1 day 13 hours ago | Tonight on Comcast I was asked to make a BOLD prediction. For the 1st time since 2005 this Sox team will score 900 runs. NNY did it in 09|
|Lou Merloni @LouMerloni | 1 day 13 hours ago | Happy for local boy Alex Hassan getting claimed by Oakland. That could be a good fit for him. Every other former Sox does well there|