Chris Villani and Lenny Megliola are in for Mikey Adams and talk about the continued reaction from Red Sox fans regarding NESN Play-By-Play man Don Orsillo not returning to call games after the season
The guys joke around about Danny Picahhd, his silly accent and Southie parking wars.

[0:01:57] ... creepiest of Atlanta. Given to a that we don't have battle by battle rages on exactly what other playback of three g.s in the two Manuel made about a slight rest. Playback encouraging a bit ago ...
[0:03:18] ... about what it's like I don't know what it's like in the winter months and he's out there with a spark its auto fronted. People taken park in Boston the people show their doctor. And Levy ...
[0:05:33] ... my thought is what Darlington this is regular baseball a couple of unwritten rule that's our point so we are going out of their neighborhood version yet they've delivered. And Julio Lopez isn't. I don't see ...
[0:06:23] ... is set an op if there are irate cure is a very loyal listener. I'll slit my wrists and bleed to death in my office and leave my only child marvel fifth for a quick card ...






Buster Olney joined the show to talk about the arrival of Dave Dombrowski, and how the philosophies towards older pitchers might be changing. He also touched on the young outfield, and what the Sox might do with Hanley Ramirez.

[0:06:19] ... gamble on that are written you know don't maybe you know inlet Carl Willis now is assigned polling forty can be mortar and you know what. Let me ask you if if Dave Dombrowski near Pincus. ...
[0:07:17] ... the app in port but it. It'll be starting pitcher it at St. Louis Cardinals who just signed one for television contract. Decide that they wanted to sign David Price the price because there. Then you're probably ...
[0:11:14] ... do it I'm just ripping up up here. For example you've got James shield built 65 million dollar are great. Called a partner and to look. It's not working out for you how about we did ...





As much as George Steinbrenner was the man I loved to hate from my formative years all the way deep into my adult life, I have to admit I admired the guy. Sure, you can argue that the owner of a professional sports franchise flipping the State Bird of Massachusetts to an opponent is childish and immature. But I’ll argue back that sometimes maturity can be way overrated, especially when it comes to a great sports rivalry. I’d rather have an owner who cares enough to act like a child because he really, truly and honestly hates the other team than some disaffected, corporate empty suit who just sees owning a team as a tax dodge or something.

I mean, giving the finger to another team is some real old-school way of operating. The stuff that you just know the guys who used to drink scotch, eat prime rib and smoke cigars for lunch used to do. Legends like Al Davis, Paul Brown and Branch Rickey would have done. Believe me, I’m not suggesting I want Mr. Kraft flipping people off, Wyc Grousbeck giving opponents the crotch grab or John Henry mooning team buses or anything like that. Just that I can appreciate the sentiment.

So while I hated The Boss and the 2003 New York Yankees with the white-hot intensity of a thousand pizza ovens, with the passage of time I have to concede that I would have loved to have him as the general leading the troops into battle and root for a team he owned.

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Lou, Christian and Danny Picard discuss the news that NESN Red Sox play-by-play man Don Orsillo would not be coming back next season. WEEI play-by-play man, Dave O'Brien, is reportedly taking his spot.

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Right off the top I want to say I’m a huge Nick Saban guy. I like his style. I appreciate that he’s open to talking about his coaching methods and the Internet geek X’s and O’s football sites are filled with information he dispenses openly at coaches clinics and so on. Not to mention he probably is the most successful fruit to ever grow on the Bill Belichick coaching tree.

But now that I get a taste of how Dolphins fans like Daniel Tosh hate him? Now that I realize he is their bogeyman? The monster in their closet who haunts their dreams the way The Hooded One is to Jets fans? Well, now I love the man.

That said, I’m also a Tosh.0 fan and I have to admit this segment is pretty damned hilarious. “This is poor people food!” is priceless.

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ForbesESPN is the biggest sports outlet, and the NFL is the most popular sport in America. Given enough news and enough stories, could ESPN simply appear to be favoring the NFL with biased stories, peddling misinformation, and making moves to protect the NFL? …

ESPN has oddly handled the controversial stories in the NFL, with the Ray Rice story being one.

But it’s the Deflategate matter that has really called into question whether ESPN has been carrying water for the NFL and [Roger] Goodell. … [W]hen you look at emails between the Patriots and the NFL, you’ll find that the story was clearly a plant of misinformation and that the only source that would have had a reason to pass on the misinformation to [ESPN’s Chris] Mortensen was the NFL. The whole case against Brady in the court of public opinion begins with that ESPN story. …

ESPN has kept the pedal to the metal on Deflategate as the sordid matter has now wound its way into a Federal court. … Judge Richard Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on August 12 could only be described by the overwhelming majority of the media as “grilling” NFL lawyers over the process used to dole out Tom Brady‘s suspension and Commissioner Goodell upholding the suspension on appeal. And yet, ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson … went so far as to say that for all the figurative spankings that the NFL lawyers have been getting in Berman’s court, it’s all part of a plan to show that the NFL is actually highly favored to win the case. …

There’s nothing saying ESPN is sitting there with Goodell and is complicit in some grand scheme to become a mouthpiece for the NFL at every turn. … But what I am willing to say is the relationships are becoming unnerving and edging on uncomfortable.

Hear, hear, Forbes. Bravo. For years now Patriots fans have been derided, castigated and ridiculed for suggesting that the four-letter network has a hair across its collective ass for the Patriots. But now no less respected a source than Forbes — which clearly does not have a rooster in this particular cockfight — confirms it.

It’s becoming obvious to the rest of the country what we knew a long time ago, that ESPN is the monkey to Roger Goodell’s organ grinder. That when he tells the ESPN people to sit down, they don’t bother looking for a chair. He is their Kim Jong Goodell, and they are his state-run news agency, happy to report how he’s written 60 operas and shot 18 holes-in-one in a single round of golf.

ESPN’s problem is that this is not North Korea. (Note: No yet, anyway.) The public is still allowed to think for themselves. We’re armed with social media and, thank God, blogs that can counter ESPN’s arguments, disprove its lies and come down from Defending the Wall to launch a counteroffensive armed with flaming arrows of red-hot truth. And the longer we keep up the fight, the more other armies like Forbes will be inspired to join the attack.

So congratulations to the Patriots and Pats fans. And kudos to Forbes for exposing the people at ESPN as the lying, unethical, NFL lackeys they are.

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The Red Sox worked out Hanley Ramirez at 1st base before the game yesterday. Torey LoVullo said this was not a move the Sox had considered before the arrival of Dave Dombrowski. The funny thing is...is that Lou suggested this move on the 1st day of June.

WJBQ-FM, MaineOur Director of Sales, Mike Marcello, went to get some green peppers at a Hannaford in Scarborough, Maine and discovered that Roger Goodell and his wife were shopping there that day too.

A true New Englander, he took the opportunity to defend Tom Brady in the presence of the very man giving our team so much grief. Tom Brady has a lot of people behind him throughout this whole “Deflategate” scandal, and Roger Goodell seems to be making more enemies than friends.

While of course I would never condone a radio station employee shouting something at a man and his wife in a public place just because said man is an enemy of the Patriots, there are, to use the NFL’s term in federal court, extraordinary circumstances. And Mike Marcello found himself in just such a circumstance.

You can’t very well ask a Patriots fan like my boy Mike here to see Roger Goodell in person and not yell “Free Brady.” It’s what a liberated people do when they see their hero’s oppressor. They express their displeasure and their yearning for justice. Mike was no different than the crowd at the Colosseum chanting “Max-i-mus! Max-i-mus!” right in Commodus’ little rat face. This was Scotsmen demanding that Longshanks let William Wallace go. This was the people of Panem finally standing up to President Snow, and Mike Marcello was our Katniss.

Granted, Mike needs to learn to tell a story, and we could have lived without him burying the lead behind details about green peppers and trash bags. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t taking up the cause of freedom and justice for all of us. You can keep running into supermarkets, commissioner. But you cannot hide from Patriots fans who are mad as hell and not going to take it any more.

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McCann joined us with his thoughts of Schilling.