We discuss the long layoff and analyze how this series might play out.
We discuss the airport arrest of the 49ers Aldon Smith, and how Smith is clearly dealing with mental issues that go far deeper than drugs and alcohol.

[0:00:32] ... that there was a situation in the NHL this weekend similar Michael Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yeah Saturday morning 5:40 in the morning they're gonna traveled that day Tampa Bay is to Montreal to close out the regular season. 5:40 in the morning Ryan Malone gets picked up for DUY. And cocaine possession. Now he's had an awful year this year and all of a sudden you ...
[0:03:52] ... yet. Like I I don't know all the intricacies of of the national football league's substance abuse program. I do know that Ryan Malone after his arrest on Saturday it was immediately placed into the NHL's. Program I mean their certain. The a little avenues that ...




We tackle four topics relating to the struggle of repeating in sports.
Mut and Merloni talk about the disaster that has been MLB's new Instant Replay system and discuss all the flaws it has.

[0:00:15] ... at it. They're calling him safe at first it. And arrive here. John Farrell. John -- thrown out of the game. And I wasn't very quick injection this is this how has never seen John Farrell. 321 yeah. It was the easiest -- breed of all time. It during math and last night I hope that when they ...
[0:04:48] ... like it's I said it's embarrassing that -- the Red Sox gave Jon Lester. It's embarrassing that MLB has to come out the day after Sunday morning and say. We concede that they call was missed ...
[0:10:09] ... it. -- -- and Farrell -- told the exact opposite thing for Major League Baseball. Which one's true. When you're playing -- which was truthfully Ferrell certainly crux that truck. So how does the manager -- Wrong ...
[0:11:31] ... gonna happen. In a ball in the dirt the other day when Brian Roberts obviously filed -- guys said it caught a year obviously didn't get review that don't know why at that we're trying to ...






LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.

[0:01:56] ... did not have a but again you gotta give the you know. Mike Babcock wasn't you know -- -- coming -- to her best coaches -- in the world in anarchy. And you know two of ...
[0:05:10] ... think it's a great match agree matchup for hockey. I think the Boston Bruins consistently say you know that's that was a problem with red wings that's a problem would Jimmy Howard is inconsistency that not I'd look. It will what I would I be surprised if it would be. If -- -- the brewers -- six games. But do I believe -- they're gonna take the -- six games I give the red wings won one game in this series -- I I really do the Boston Bruins are playing. Social well. They're getting such great leadership. From Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand you know as much as everybody. Loves to hate the little past the guys his game is as good as it's ever been in his career. And in -- -- you know everybody's gonna be rested. These are off today I think the only there happening there reserves are surely press conferences some 11 o'clock. But I didn't to tune in now but but again if you just look at the Boston Bruins overall as a package. I -- you know like I said their tenacious fortunate the way they they get after the -- ...
[0:10:16] ... wave of the -- accounting M and -- let's let's you know Jarome Iginla you know. Since ninety. Where he can -- Pooch can say that's one thing to drilling and any and any so you ...
[0:10:51] ... that the strength of this Bruins team is just four lines now Chris Kelly. Will see Daniel YA will see better iron this out yet this rest this five -- can be helpful both of them ...






Mut and Merloni discuss the Red Sox offer to Jon Lester and how it is not even close to what Lester could make in the open market.

[0:00:33] ... all the chance. -- that last week here WEEI talking about the Jon Lester contract negotiations. And to me the news of those negotiations -- more shocking thing I saw the Red Sox over the weekend mark Lou 937 WE the other those stories. The year ago and I can't be right that that that just can't be right and when -- that ball Ken Rosenthal fox sports. Reporter over the weekend that Jon Lester turned down a four year deal worth 7080 million dollars. Adding quite how that -- that -- four years and eighty two pieces starting point. It was rob Bradford report at WEEI dot com. That said it was actually four years in just over seventy million dollars but what seventeen million dollars a year. That Jon Lester turned out for the Boston Red Sox weren't. -- your gut reaction on my was that -- just cannot be right if they're serious about. Extending Jon Lester and nobody's been more peace about not overpaying Jon Lester that I. So that's my reaction. I can't imagine what Levinson and -- reaction was if that's the case for years and ...
[0:03:15] ... trying to given for. So what I -- four year deal with Jon Lester I've got to believe. I've always believed that at the average annual for him is is -- at 20/20 two range. I ...
[0:07:18] ... got Ortiz. And Lester and Lackey and Ellsbury you can bring in David Ross and Johnny Gomes and seeing Victor Reno. You can do that. Okay you gotta be careful. If we don't wanna spend anything on the good players. You kind of have a -- to crap. You gotta have a bunch of role players have a bunch of minor leaguers that are gonna come in their first and second years have become all stars. That he can't do it that way it's gotta be a combination of both. You can't squeeze a guy like Jon Lester for years seven need to see you walk Ellsbury you walk. Then this guy goes -- -- just have a evident field that it would rock called Jonathan a rare reason Brian Roberts -- fiscal grind this thing out. With standard Bogart's it short the budget Daniel -- is in Jonny Gomes is in my car running around the -- field. All you can't know it. Last off season -- win the World Series ...
[0:09:36] ... thirty more starts. You gotta make attempting. Right this. This is attempting. Jon Lester could blow out and have Tommy John and probably get this. Seriously. I mean he could probably blowout. Income in the spring ...






Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.
Dave McGillivray talks with John, Gerry and Kirk about the preparations for the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss a frustrating weekend for the local nine in the Bronx. The Red Sox were on the wrong end of replay challenges on two pivotal occasions.
Dennis and Callahan look ahead to a week from today when the 2014 Marathon will take place.