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 joined together to start the “Mut and Merloni” show during the mid-day show from 10a-2p.
Mike ”Mut” Mutnansky has served as daily host of "The HomeTeam with Mike Mutnansky" on WGAM Radio in Nashua, NH for the past four years. He's been working in radio since 2002, anchoring and co-hosting local sports talk afternoons in NH since the legendary days of "Speakin' on Sports." Mut joined WEEI as an update anchor in the spring of 2005 and began hosting on the weekends the next year. He was a regular fill in on WEEI during midday, evenings and weekends for the past five years. In addition, Mut has hosted the Red Sox and Celtics pre and post game shows on their respective networks. In March of 2011, Mut joined Lou Merloni to take over the mid day slot as “Mut & Merloni” from 10a-2p.
Mut is a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut, admitted sports junkie and a guy with a very unhealthy addiction to the Daily Racing Form and Saratoga Race Course. He has had the opportunity to broadcast live from the Kentucky Derby, Final Four, Fenway Park, Boston Garden, Fishercats Ballpark, Holman Stadium, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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