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 - We'll discuss the Bruins missing the playoffs and today's Red Sox home opener. Text us at 37937.
Tuesday - We're talking Red Sox home opener and the playoff-bound Celtics. Give us a call at 617-779-7937.
Wednesday - John Farrell joins us at 10:30 a.m. as the Red Sox get ready for their series finale against the Nationals.
Thursday - We'll discuss the Aaron Hernandez verdict and what's next for the Bruins now that Peter Chiarelli has been fired.
Friday - We'll preview Celtics-Cavs and continue to discuss the Red Sox and Bruins as well.
|Tim Benz @TimBenzWEEI | 3 hours 45 min ago | Yet another botched play by a pitcher.|
|Lou Merloni @LouMerloni | 4 hours 11 min ago | My God, just throw the ball. I'm falling asleep, I can only imagine what your defense is thinking. It's painful to watch|
|Tim Benz @TimBenzWEEI | 6 hours 33 min ago | RT @ESPNJoeyMac: Mike Babcock on coaching future: If Wings like me enough, they'd keep me here http://t.co/KIvB4bDQTs|
|Tim Benz @TimBenzWEEI | 6 hours 35 min ago | The fighting @LouMerloni Providence friar hockey team on the field right now with the NCAA championship hardware.|