general http://www.weei.com/taxonomy/term/22/sports/2010/12/25/top-stories-of-2010-no-7-red-sox-derailed-by-injuries en John Farrell: No thought of taking Jake Peavy out of the starting rotation at this point http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/john-farrell-no-thought-taking-jake-peavy-out-starting-rotation-point <!--paging_filter-->We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:06]</b> ... pretty good chance -- gonna lose now and then. And unfortunately for <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> there's a pretty good chance when he pitches they're not -- score any runs. It it it varies from year to year last year was <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> was in that case that can't. I mean they just didn't score we pitched it just didn't I can remember -- were ... <br/><b>[0:00:55]</b> ... be called a tough luck losers without a lot. It's not on <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> level Lester <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> had a losing record last year it was a good pitcher. Problem. <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> is not a good picture Lois ER plus of his career right now highest -- of his career right now. Second highest ERA of his career right now. Tied for the highest home run up per nine innings of -- career one point five where's that -- block these are bad pitcher who. Communicates well with the media. That's why he's described this -- it's medium guys at 101 these are good. It IE -- manipulation -- an international sport all towards <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> all of that corny not run support problem that's the picture problem. Like even who is armed and they worked it out. ... <br/><b>[0:02:47]</b> ... Ed you know what will dive right into it with the weight <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> has been pitching. Are you a point where you consider replacing him in your starting rotation. No not at this point. And ... <br/><b>[0:04:56]</b> ... pitcher on the team. What do -- Iran's support last year was <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> we were talking about the second remembering your work Tim Wakefield just didn't get any run support whatsoever. Is this Jake -- ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio general The Big Show Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:42:00 +0000 479296 at http://www.weei.com John Farrell: No thought of taking Jake Peavy out of the starting rotation at this point http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/john-farrell-no-thought-taking-jake-peavy-out-starting-rotation-point-0 <!--paging_filter-->We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:06]</b> ... pretty good chance -- gonna lose now and then. And unfortunately for <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> there's a pretty good chance when he pitches they're not -- score any runs. It it it varies from year to year last year was <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> was in that case that can't. I mean they just didn't score we pitched it just didn't I can remember -- were ... <br/><b>[0:00:55]</b> ... be called a tough luck losers without a lot. It's not on <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> level Lester <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> had a losing record last year it was a good pitcher. Problem. <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> is not a good picture Lois ER plus of his career right now highest -- of his career right now. Second highest ERA of his career right now. Tied for the highest home run up per nine innings of -- career one point five where's that -- block these are bad pitcher who. Communicates well with the media. That's why he's described this -- it's medium guys at 101 these are good. It IE -- manipulation -- an international sport all towards <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> all of that corny not run support problem that's the picture problem. Like even who is armed and they worked it out. ... <br/><b>[0:02:47]</b> ... Ed you know what will dive right into it with the weight <b>Jake</b> <b>Peavy</b> has been pitching. Are you a point where you consider replacing him in your starting rotation. No not at this point. And ... <br/><b>[0:04:56]</b> ... pitcher on the team. What do -- Iran's support last year was <b>John</b> <b>Lackey</b> we were talking about the second remembering your work Tim Wakefield just didn't get any run support whatsoever. Is this Jake -- ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dale & Holley general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:42:00 +0000 479366 at http://www.weei.com Sidney Rice chooses his health over everything else with retirement announcement, will this continue to be a trend in the NFL? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/sidney-rice-chooses-his-health-over-everything-else-retirement-announcem <!--paging_filter-->We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:33]</b> ... injuries that included two concussions. You remember that Haiti tucked in the <b>Super</b> <b>Bowl</b>. Where he just got. Whopper. And he has decided primarily because the concussions. He said himself that. It's just not worth it ... <br/><b>[0:01:07]</b> ... anymore now we as football fans we applaud and appreciate tough players. <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> ominous -- -- He'd get over the middle get his head taken off get back up and get back in the huddle. ... <br/><b>[0:02:57]</b> ... he wanted to look at this. Where they they've looked at videotape. <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> talking in 2007. And compared it to how <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> sounds talking now. And sounds different. And you know there is a cumulative hold these things take after awhile. And to Sydney ... <br/><b>[0:04:21]</b> ... think 09 might have been when I started to feel it. That <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> would see -- just trying to. Shake his head in and they're not all concussions but now the research says it's not ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio general The Big Show Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:39:00 +0000 479301 at http://www.weei.com Sidney Rice chooses his health over everything else with retirement announcement, will this continue to be a trend in the NFL? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/sidney-rice-chooses-his-health-over-everything-else-retirement-announc-0 <!--paging_filter-->We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:33]</b> ... injuries that included two concussions. You remember that Haiti tucked in the <b>Super</b> <b>Bowl</b>. Where he just got. Whopper. And he has decided primarily because the concussions. He said himself that. It's just not worth it ... <br/><b>[0:01:07]</b> ... anymore now we as football fans we applaud and appreciate tough players. <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> ominous -- -- He'd get over the middle get his head taken off get back up and get back in the huddle. ... <br/><b>[0:02:57]</b> ... he wanted to look at this. Where they they've looked at videotape. <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> talking in 2007. And compared it to how <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> sounds talking now. And sounds different. And you know there is a cumulative hold these things take after awhile. And to Sydney ... <br/><b>[0:04:21]</b> ... think 09 might have been when I started to feel it. That <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> would see -- just trying to. Shake his head in and they're not all concussions but now the research says it's not ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dale & Holley general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:39:00 +0000 479371 at http://www.weei.com Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Patriots Preview Edition - 7-23-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/dale-and-holleys-four-four-patriots-preview-edition-7-23-14 <!--paging_filter-->We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season. Audio Dale & Holley general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:37:00 +0000 479281 at http://www.weei.com Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Patriots Preview Edition - 7-23-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/dale-and-holleys-four-four-patriots-preview-edition-7-23-14-0 <!--paging_filter-->We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.<br/><br/><b>[0:07:56]</b> ... You get back to normal production from guys like Vince Wilfork and <b>Tommy</b> <b>Kelly</b> and Jerod Mayo injured guys. Really decimated the Patriots defense last year then I think. You're looking at a top five defense ... <br/><b>[0:09:16]</b> ... love some of these guys Mike Vrabel. Tedy Bruschi. Rodney Harrison. Even <b>Ty</b> <b>Law</b>. I don't think we've seen an all time great Richard Seymour and we've seen an all time great on defense in his ... <br/><b>[0:14:36]</b> ... offensive line currently here I was but -- part of that was <b>Logan</b> <b>Mankins</b> to. Remember. -- beat him in media in Denver right he'd like now pot is sold. He's not getting replaced. So that's ... <br/><b>[0:16:46]</b> ... he's been -- Right guard -- in the cross hairs right guard <b>Dan</b> <b>Connolly</b> Connolly -- 32 in September started 58 games over the past four seasons has several factors working against them. He was so ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio general The Big Show Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:37:00 +0000 479306 at http://www.weei.com Patriots Training Camp is officially open for business! http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/patriots-training-camp-officially-open-business <!--paging_filter-->We talk about what the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL might look like in 2014. Audio Dale & Holley general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:35:00 +0000 479286 at http://www.weei.com Patriots Training Camp is officially open for business! http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/patriots-training-camp-officially-open-business-0 <!--paging_filter-->We talk about what the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL might look like in 2014. Audio general The Big Show Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:35:00 +0000 479311 at http://www.weei.com Wednesday’s Three For All recap: Mixing peanuts with Coca-Cola; Goatscaping; Bad breakups with girlfriends http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/wednesday%E2%80%99s-three-all-recap-mixing-peanuts-coca-cola-goatscaping-bad-brea <!--paging_filter--><p>In Wednesday&#8217;s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, <strong>Lou Merloni</strong>, <strong>Christian Fauria</strong> and <strong>Tim Benz</strong> discussed unusual drink concoctions, the newest landscaping craze to hit Massachusetts and the dumbest thing they ever did after an argument with a girlfriend. To listen to the segment, go to the <a href="http://media.weei.com/a/94838510/three-for-all-landscaping-goats-7-23-14.htm" target="_blank">MFB audio on demand page</a>.</p> <p>Florida State football coach <strong>Jimbo Fisher</strong> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/07/21/florida-state-coach-jimbo-fisher-says-he-puts-peanuts-in-his-coke-and-thats-apparently-a-thing/" target="_blank">revealed at ACC media day</a> Monday that he usually puts peanuts into his Coca-Cola, a drink that is apparently very popular in the South.</p> <p>&#8220;There&#8217;s an absolute dividing line. Anything from Virginia and below, this is a thing, peanuts in Coca-Cola. Anything above: no way. No one has done it before,&#8221; Benz said, adding: &#8220;It&#8217;s supposed to be sweet and salty, which I also don&#8217;t like. I hate chocolate-covered pretzels.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;See, I love chocolate-covered pretzels,&#8221; Fauria responded.</p> <p>&#8211; Goats may be coming to the Merloni household in the coming days.</p> <p>&#8220;My reaction is, you&#8217;re living my life. Do you know how badly my wife wants a goat?&#8221; Benz asked.</p> <p>Merloni said that his family may use <a href="http://www.gogreengoat.com/" target="_blank">The Goatscaping Company</a> out of Plymouth in order to help with some yard work over a week-long stretch.</p> <p>&#8220;A lot of people have so much brush, whether you&#8217;ve got poison ivy, sumac, weeds, pricker bushes, you name it. They bring goats to your house, you rent goats per day. They keep them there for about a week. &#8230; They enclose the area that you want cleaned out. &#8230; You put them in there for like a week and they take it all down, I mean, they just clear it right to the ground,&#8221; Merloni said.</p> <p>&#8220;My wife is going to be all over this now,&#8221; Benz said.</p> <p>&#8211; LSU defensive end <strong>Trey Lealaimatafao</strong> <a href="http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/07/lsu_freshman_football_player_t.html" target="_blank">might miss the entire 2014 season</a> after punching a glass window in the LSU weight room after getting into a fight with his girlfriend. The players suffered a severe arm injury.</p> <p>Fauria used the news as an opportunity to dish on what was the dumbest thing that the MFB hosts did after an argument with their girlfriends.</p> <p>&#8220;I got into an argument with this girl back in high school, a girl I was dating,&#8221; Fauria said. &#8220;I got into a fight with her, thought that we had kind of made up, had a basketball game the next day, put her name on my shoes and was like all happy, giddy, bouncing around thinking I was going to have a good game. &#8230; She rolls in with another dude. Here I am with her name on my shoe and obviously there&#8217;s no Sharpie, there&#8217;s no nothing, and so the whole game, I&#8217;m sitting there going, &#8216;I guess I just didn&#8217;t pick up on the signals that we were broken up.&#8217; &#8220;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Blog Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor Ryan </div> </div> </div> Blog Dennis & Callahan general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:27:48 +0000 479106 at http://www.weei.com Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/red-sox-catcher-david-ross-joins-mfb-7-23-14-0 <!--paging_filter-->David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing. Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 479006 at http://www.weei.com Three For All: Landscaping goats, 7-23-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/three-all-landscaping-goats-7-23-14 <!--paging_filter-->Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love. Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:47:00 +0000 478981 at http://www.weei.com Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/buster-olney-espn-talks-about-impending-mlb-trade-deadline-7-23-14 <!--paging_filter-->With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with. Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:25:00 +0000 478971 at http://www.weei.com Bill Belichick always looking to build his legacy, 7-23-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/bill-belichick-always-looking-build-his-legacy-7-23-14 <!--paging_filter-->Albert Breer,NFL Network, reported that Bill Belichick would like to win a Super Bowl after Tom Brady retires. The thought is that Bill is always trying to build his legacy and if he could win an additional title with a QB other than Brady, it would put him in an even higher echelon of coaches. MFB discuss the coaching greats of NFL's past, and decide if Belichick needs to accomplish more to eclipse them. Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:21:00 +0000 478976 at http://www.weei.com Michael Sam on Tony Dungy: ‘Thank God he wasn’t the St. Louis Rams coach’ http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/michael-sam-tony-dungy-%E2%80%98thank-god-he-wasn%E2%80%99t-st-louis-rams-coach%E2%80%99 <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Michael Sam</strong> responded to <strong><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/tony-dungy.htm">Tony Dungy</a></strong>&#8216;s comments to the Tampa Tribune that he wouldn&#8217;t have drafted the openly gay Rams rookie because he would be a distraction and things wouldn&#8217;t go &#8220;totally smooth.&#8221;</p> <div id="attachment_28651" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://leeinks.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Sam_Michael-Rams-head-14.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-28651" alt="Michael Sam" src="http://leeinks.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Sam_Michael-Rams-head-14.jpg" width="150" height="209" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Michael Sam</p></div> <p>&#8220;Thank God he wasn&#8217;t the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/st.-louis-rams.htm">St. Louis Rams</a> coach,&#8221; Sam <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/michael-sam-responds-tony-dungy" target="_blank">told ESPN&#8217;s <strong>Nick Wagoner</strong> on Tuesday</a>. &#8220;I have a lot of respect for Coach Dungy. And like everyone in American, everyone is entitled to their own opinions.&#8221;</p> <p>Dungy&#8217;s comments sparked controversy and discussions amongst many. The former Colts coach later <a href="http://leeinks.weei.com/sports/2014/07/22/outsports-cyd-zeigler-on-mfb-everything-adds-up-pretty-clearly-to-tony-dungy-being-a-homophobe" target="_blank">clarified his take on Sam in a statement</a>.</p> <p>Whether or not Sam is a distraction is ultimately up to  <strong><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/jeff-fisher.htm">Jeff Fisher</a></strong>. And the Rams coach told ESPN Radio&#8217;s Mike &amp; Mike in the Morning Wednesday that Sam has <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/23/fisher-says-sam-hasnt-been-a-distraction/" target="_blank">&#8220;absolutely not&#8221; been a distraction</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;Let&#8217;s define distraction,&#8221; Fisher said. &#8220;There were a couple of extra cameras during early OTAs. There may have been an extra camera yesterday as rookies reported and went on the field the first time. Mike&#8217;s a very passionate athlete. He&#8217;s very focused on trying to make this football team. &#8230; He worked really hard during the summer, and he&#8217;s doing a good job.&#8221;</p> <p>Fisher said there will be no limits placed on Sam&#8217;s media availability during training camp. He said he has no problem with Dungy&#8217;s comments.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m going to assume some that maybe things were taken out of context,&#8221; Fisher said. &#8220;But everybody&#8217;s entitled to their own opinion. Coaches are going to have differences of opinion during the draft. &#8230; I&#8217;m not concerned. Tony&#8217;s entitled to his opinion as everybody is and so are and right now we think we have a pretty good thing going.&#8221;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Blog Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Canelas </div> </div> </div> Blog general Other Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:32:45 +0000 478901 at http://www.weei.com Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki placed on DL with hip flexor strain http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/rockies-ss-troy-tulowitzki-placed-dl-hip-flexor-strain <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_28648" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://leeinks.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Tulowitzki_Troy-Rockies-head-14.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-28648" alt="Troy Tulowitzki" src="http://leeinks.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Tulowitzki_Troy-Rockies-head-14.jpg" width="150" height="217" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text"><a href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/troy-tulowitzki.htm" class="r_lapi">Troy Tulowitzki</a></p></div> <p>Rockies All-Star shortstop and major league batting leader <strong><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/troy-tulowitzki.htm">Troy Tulowitzki</a></strong> <a href="http://weei.stats.com/multisport/story.asp?i=20140722182154705855408" target="_blank">has been placed on the 15-day disabled list</a> due to a left hip flexor strain.</p> <p>Tulowitzki hurt himself while running out a ground ball in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He missed the next two games before going to the DL.</p> <p>Tulowitzki&#8217;s lower-body issues date back to 2008 when he tore his left quadriceps tendon.</p> <p>&#8220;That &#8217;08 injury really put me behind the 8-ball because when you completely tear a muscle, it never gets the same again,&#8221; he said. &#8220;All the other muscles have to help support. I knew it was going to be a long road back from that injury.</p> <p>&#8220;I didn&#8217;t know to the extent, but here we are six years later and it&#8217;s still giving me issues.&#8221;</p> <p>Tulowitzki is hitting .340 and is third in the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/national-league.htm">National League</a> with 21 home runs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Blog Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Canelas </div> </div> </div> Blog general Other Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:29:23 +0000 478906 at http://www.weei.com