Longtime Boston sportscaster and reporter Bob Neumeier has beeen resting in the hospital after suffering a stroke Wednesday night.

Neumeier, who has been an anchor at CSNNE since 2010, was a sports reporter/anchor for WBZ-TV from 1981-2000. He hosted a midday show on WEEI from 2002-05.

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Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.

[0:00:38] ... it's baseball. Baseball as in free agency as in now that the World Series is over. Pour the targets for the Boston Red Sox as they go forward now trying to rebuild this team from. Worst to first back to worse and hopefully back the first again that's today's forum for. New Greta there. I get I first stepped on our free agency wish list the man who got the final out of the World Series last night. I'll blows and. Yeah ...
[0:03:06] ... Your need is starting pitcher pitching what about a pitcher. From the World Series who happens the name of big game James. I. Can you still be called. Gain James when we haven't performed well on ...
[0:03:42] ... of during the Obama administration's. Big average James may be in the World Series I'll I'll love. I'll pass that you know what if you thought got unlimited resources which of course the Red Sox do say I have. And oil. I'm just sort it out there got like Jon Lester beat my number one starter. Epic run at James Shields put I don't want James Shields benevolent god no thank you well first fault there's no way in the world via number one guy. I mean just the whole way is that that's that's the problem of a 12. All and let's assume for the sake of argument that they're not trying to acquire him as the number one. James Shields in this post season. Was one and two. With a a seven point 20 ERA. Didn't exactly acquit himself in those big games of the regular season audit if you look at as well I I don't look at his numbers but our remember off the top my head. He was damn good down the stretch and the gains in which Kansas City needed it but. Belt where were you in in October. Just to piggyback your stats all time in post season James Shields is three and six with a five point 46. ERA. It's his record this year was fourteen and 83 point 21 ERA ...
[0:07:38] ... loser. I wanna committed white van now of course I would take Jon Lester back here and a heart beat up I don't. You ought to back what do you do the policies a couple of but I would take you back here in a heartbeat I think there is. I won't say zero chance because I guess there's always a chance. I'll say that there's a a less than 5% chance of Jon Lester B back. And I would love to see him back I didn't want to trade him in the first place the more I think about it the more that you think about the desperation. Of this baseball team when it comes to starting pitching abort ticked off by him. When you think about it that this could have. And short have been done in April we shouldn't even be having this discussion the discussion you when I should be having right now a fourth or free agencies. Is James Shields. You want to overpay for him to be your number typically got Jon Lester at number one that may Clay Buchholz contorted into an. We should even be having this discussion they screwed it. Up yes and edit and it continues to be more this group as time goes on I will be so pleasantly shocked. If if Jon Lester ends up back in a Red Sox uniform but I just think it's never gonna happen as I pointed out. His houses on the market and has canceled already and detectors has yet don't you even know he's building a new place in Atlanta or take it. But if he's gonna leave here. Bird eight months out of the year. And what's coming back here why would sell the housing last year by the way Jon Lester in his won a postseason appearance this year enemy runs seven innings six runs. But now I wanna not idle. Comparing his stats policy process to James Shields who's three and six of the five policy RA. Lesser six and four with a 257. Era and that includes that 736. From this year's guys trending downward and is right. A dominant one World Series CRA is like two notches below what you just saw done here by Madison balm Gartner nab bomb. The team carried a bill all bulls World Series game ever I'm an offense charitable McCarrick. Well let the free agency stuff begin but probably not today. 617 by the way ...






We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.

[0:00:38] ... it's baseball. Baseball as in free agency as in now that the World Series is over. Pour the targets for the Boston Red Sox as they go forward now trying to rebuild this team from. Worst to first back to worse and hopefully back the first again that's today's forum for. New Greta there. I get I first stepped on our free agency wish list the man who got the final out of the World Series last night. I'll blows and. Yeah ...
[0:03:06] ... Your need is starting pitcher pitching what about a pitcher. From the World Series who happens the name of big game James. I. Can you still be called. Gain James when we haven't performed well on ...
[0:03:42] ... of during the Obama administration's. Big average James may be in the World Series I'll I'll love. I'll pass that you know what if you thought got unlimited resources which of course the Red Sox do say I have. And oil. I'm just sort it out there got like Jon Lester beat my number one starter. Epic run at James Shields put I don't want James Shields benevolent god no thank you well first fault there's no way in the world via number one guy. I mean just the whole way is that that's that's the problem of a 12. All and let's assume for the sake of argument that they're not trying to acquire him as the number one. James Shields in this post season. Was one and two. With a a seven point 20 ERA. Didn't exactly acquit himself in those big games of the regular season audit if you look at as well I I don't look at his numbers but our remember off the top my head. He was damn good down the stretch and the gains in which Kansas City needed it but. Belt where were you in in October. Just to piggyback your stats all time in post season James Shields is three and six with a five point 46. ERA. It's his record this year was fourteen and 83 point 21 ERA ...
[0:07:38] ... loser. I wanna committed white van now of course I would take Jon Lester back here and a heart beat up I don't. You ought to back what do you do the policies a couple of but I would take you back here in a heartbeat I think there is. I won't say zero chance because I guess there's always a chance. I'll say that there's a a less than 5% chance of Jon Lester B back. And I would love to see him back I didn't want to trade him in the first place the more I think about it the more that you think about the desperation. Of this baseball team when it comes to starting pitching abort ticked off by him. When you think about it that this could have. And short have been done in April we shouldn't even be having this discussion the discussion you when I should be having right now a fourth or free agencies. Is James Shields. You want to overpay for him to be your number typically got Jon Lester at number one that may Clay Buchholz contorted into an. We should even be having this discussion they screwed it. Up yes and edit and it continues to be more this group as time goes on I will be so pleasantly shocked. If if Jon Lester ends up back in a Red Sox uniform but I just think it's never gonna happen as I pointed out. His houses on the market and has canceled already and detectors has yet don't you even know he's building a new place in Atlanta or take it. But if he's gonna leave here. Bird eight months out of the year. And what's coming back here why would sell the housing last year by the way Jon Lester in his won a postseason appearance this year enemy runs seven innings six runs. But now I wanna not idle. Comparing his stats policy process to James Shields who's three and six of the five policy RA. Lesser six and four with a 257. Era and that includes that 736. From this year's guys trending downward and is right. A dominant one World Series CRA is like two notches below what you just saw done here by Madison balm Gartner nab bomb. The team carried a bill all bulls World Series game ever I'm an offense charitable McCarrick. Well let the free agency stuff begin but probably not today. 617 by the way ...






We listen to a tribute to the late great Mayor Thomas Menino who passed away at the age of 71. Produced by Joe Zarbano.

[0:03:22] ... Menino kind introduction talked a lot of vote the day of the Boston Marathon he's that Brigham and women's. And of some news they're coming out in the shocked he had. On Saturday apparently the steel plates group whose right ankle remember and there was a history of blood clots it was pretty vital for him but what he waited in his foot. They want to move is just too soon we ...
[0:04:14] ... he was the glue he was that the leader in through them Boston Marathon so he'll we missed. It's an Adele on Ollie coming up at 2 o'clock. Dale I don't you know it's it's funny ...
[0:04:55] ... by his death when Michael and I talked to him. At the Jimmy Fund radio telephone and he was obviously. Not great health at that point so. You know we'll we'll talk a little bit about the mayor its top and do a lot more other things World Series Celtics patriots and all that other stuff and then. Try to figure out whether it's often in the studio who look at ...







[0:00:23] ... acquired joins us from 1 o'clock some hockey. And that's the Maloney Christian Fauria mandates that it be this is where we go outside of the box sometimes brilliant non sports related items in the referral. Mike is very loosely related to sports. Last night after a massive bomb garter completed one of the greatest. Moments in post season sports history as we determined earlier. He was a car Chevy gave them a truck for being the World Series MVP. Bomb gardeners legend grows he sales guy. Both local regional marketing sales do declare who is scared to death to be ...
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[0:01:54] ... a car to the street. To recognize. Your performance in this 2014 World Series. I'd probably present to you for burial set keys to my new 2015. Chevy Colorado congratulations. Everybody here can you hear him ...
[0:03:04] ... play coverage every sporting event and obviously the Red Sox won the World Series last year which we know was political ornaments in this city and the great call of gay people trying to remember this ...