Don’t mess with Aly Raisman.

The Olympic gymnast and Needham native ripped a male TSA agent, who she says body-shamed her as she was passing through security one day this week. Raisman sent out a series of tweets condemning the individual and his apparent sexism.

Raisman, 22, took home the gold at the London and Rio Olympics. She participated earlier this year in Sports Illustrated’s “What I Model” campaign, explaining how it makes her feel proud of her physique.

“I also model because when I was younger I used to get made fun of by the boys in my class,” she said. “They told me that I was too strong, that I looked manly, and that I was anorexic and looked like I was on steroids. Of course, that really bothered me, and I used to hate the way that I looked, which, looking back, it makes me feel really sad. But that’s why I’m so proud to be in the SI Swim 2017 issue because at 22 years old I feel strong and beautiful in my own way and there is no perfect body type.”


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Alex Reimer
David Price has a perfect vehicle for fleeing media or a zombie uprising. Bill Belichick spoke with media today and was everything we expected him to be. We take a look at Tyronn Lue's coaching prowess. And the Richard Sherman drama continues.
Lebron could pass Michael Jordan in career playoff scoring tonight. But that, among other things, will not pull coach Lue's focus away from the Celtics. We also get back into Tom Brady concussion talk.

Bill Simmons expressed interest in the vacant Bucks general manager job in 2008, writing he could take over an NBA team. With the Bucks once again searching for a GM after dismissing John Hammond, Simmons is making his pitch again.

Except this time, it seems like it’s fallen on deaf ears.

The “Book of Basketball” author tweeted Wednesday at the owner’s daughter, Mallory Edens. She didn’t seem impressed.

Ouch. Shockingly, maybe Simmons’ idea of trading Giannis Antetokounmpo to the Celtics for Jae Crowder and cash isn’t the direction Milwaukee wants to go in.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Despite the top pick in the NBA draft, don't expect to see Lonzo Ball in town any time soon. Father Lavar Ball shows that he may understand this business thing after all. And we get a phone call that is shrouded in mystery.
We explore John Farrell's interview (on Dale&Holley w/ Keefe) to kick off Hour 1. Naturally, Lou had some follow up questions. The David Price rehab tour continues. And Chris Sale continues his MLB dominance.
Kirk Minihane is back after a brief hiatus and answers questions from listeners about various things including WEEI personalities, the state of the K&C Casting Couch, his rift with John Dennis and more.
LaVar Ball is trying to profit after his heated exchange with Kristine Leahy. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

LaVar Ball is trying to profit off of his heated exchange with Kristine Leahy. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

LaVar Ball caught a lot of flak last week for his apparent sexist remarks to a female reporter. Now he’s trying to make a buck off of them.

The patriarch of the Ball family got into a heated debate with FS1 host and former contributor Kristine Leahy, who asked him how many pairs he’s sold of his Big Baller Brand shoes, which cost $495. In response, Ball told Leahy to “stay in yo lane.” He also said he doesn’t want to market to females, because Big Baller Brand “isn’t for women.”

“I don’t look over there because she scares me. Leave me alone,” he exclaimed.

On Twitter Wednesday, Ball announced he was selling “Stay in Yo Lane” t-shirts. They sell for $50, whereas the shirts and tank-tops with gold lettering are priced at $60.

While Ball often comes across as a bombastic nincompoop, this is a business savvy decision. Unvarnished machismo appeals to a large swath of consumers. It only makes sense for Big Baller Brand to corner the market, given who’s in charge of the company.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
David Price might drive one of the most expensive cars in the Major Leagues.  (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

David Price might drive one of the most expensive cars in the Major Leagues. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

When David Price sped away from McCoy Stadium Wednesday in order to avoid the media following an atrocious rehab start, he didn’t do it discretely. The left-handed hurler raced through the parking lot in a tank-like vehicle, turning heads along the way.

The truck in question hit the market in 2014, debuting at the Beijing Auto Show. Manufactured by U.S. Speciality Vehicles of Chino, Calif., the Rhino GX is modeled after the Ford 350 or Ford 450. In overseas markets, it’s referred to as the “General Patton.”

“I hear customers say, ‘This is a man’s car. You want to be a man? Get this car,’” Tim Tang, the owner of U.S. Speciality Vehicles, told the Wall Street Journal.

The 9,000-pound urban assault vehicle costs between $194,000 and $250,000 –– a pittance for Price, who makes $30 million per season. The Los Angeles Times gave the truck a favorable review in 2016, saying it’s perfect for off-roading.

Autoweek, however, was less kind. The industry publication said nobody can “make a logical argument in favor of owning” the vehicle.

But Price may have use for it. According to Autoweek, the “General Patton” can “destroy enemies.” If Price continues to struggle on the mound, Red Sox beat writers should watch their step.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Hour 4: Gerry and Tomase go back and forth on terror in our world today.