When Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," the Pequod launched from Nantucket with just 30 people on board. Now it feels like every sports fan in Boston is setting sail on the same boat. And the crew isn't hunting one white whale, it's hunting three.
Butch and Buck discuss the importance of Shane Victorino and his injury issues this season. Sox fans always talk about how losing Ellsbury has affected the lineup, but they seem to forget just how crucial Victorino was to last season’s success. They also talk about the closer role and what that may look like for the Red Sox going forward considering Koji’s age and the speculation of a trade in the near future.
Butch Stearns and Steve Buckley are live at Fenway Park discussing the Red Sox and their 1 run wins as of late and Mike Napoli’s towering homerun shot to put the Sox up for good last night. They get into the future of the team and if they should “buy or sell” this season. Then the boys get into Jackie Bradley Jr, the pros and cons of his play and their confidence in having him in CF long term in Boston.
Butch and Buck discuss the Red Sox rotation going forward this year and for the future. The Sox definitely have some arms, they just need some offense! The guys talk about their feeling on if the Red Sox will sign Lester and what Lester deserves on the open market. They also chat about the variety of young prospects they have and which ones they feel are the real deal.
Craig heard an interview from John Fox on the way to work today and it reminded him that football season is almost here. Him and Larry talk about Tom Brady's weapons what the offense could do this year.
The Red Sox came back from a 4-1 deficit last night to beat Kansas City in their first game back from the All-Star break. Craig and Larry talk about the Jon Lester negotiations and who might really be pulling the strings behind the scenes. Larry was also moved by Stuart Scott's speech at the ESPY's, where was the recipient of the Jimmy V Award.
We discuss the nuances of the effort to get the Redskins to change their team name and whether or not its the correct move for Roger Goodell and team owner Daniel Snyder to make.
[0:01:00] ... has not changed at the owner -- Isn't that their name. The WashingtonRedskins would have would have their screwed up though on the -- there wrongheaded. But -- everybody wrong headed the owners Roger Goodell ... [0:07:36] ... wanna hear. On this issue. And to the text -- who says ChicagoBlackhawks is the -- now it's the same as seminoles. He is the name of a tribe of Indians. Like Florida seminal says ... [0:15:08] ... There are veteran players who have come through the Anthony pleasant and AndreCarter's that are not okay with NWA. And using the N word for reasons that -- Comfortable with them so it's not a ... [0:18:15] ... ever changes. That means we have a new owner in the National FootballLeague something's gonna happen -- On Daniels and I -- -- by the way it would probably be a good thing for Redskins ...