Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Pirates, both John Farrell and Dave Dombrowski were digging in on their defense of the Red Sox’ shoulder program.
Both the manager and the president of baseball operations were questioned about the perceived cause for Tyler Thornburg having to shut things down once again due to a shoulder impingement. Each tried to make it very clear that they were not going to pin this on the approach taken by the team to strengthen the reliever’s right shoulder.
“There’s a lot been written targeting our shoulder program here. I would discount that completely,” Farrell told reporters. “He came into camp, he was throwing the ball extremely well, makes two appearances.They were two lengthy innings in which the inflammation flared up to the point of shutting him down. But in the early work in spring training, he was throwing the ball outstanding. So to suggest that his situation or...
Tuukka Rask and the Bruins remember being booed off the ice in their last home game, a 6-3 loss to the Lightning last Thursday.
They were booed back to the locker room for a number of reasons, too.
Their slow start, which Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy blamed partially on himself, was trouble. Their inability to hold a lead — the Bruins blew three leads in less than three minutes of total action in the second period — was painful. And their third period,complete with the soft game-winning goal surrendered from Rask, was just straight-up dreadful and perhaps their worst period of the year.
But tonight’s sellout crowd had not a single thing to boo on Tuesday night, as the Bruins did everything they didn’t do in their last home game, and built off the positives of last Saturday’s road win over the Isles, to...
Roger Goodell will make his return to Gillette Stadium next year.
Speaking to wrap up the NFL league meetings in Arizona, commissioner Roger Goodell addressed a number of different things at his press conference including gambling, the Raiders moving to Vegas, rule changes and also when he will return to Gillette Stadium.
Goodell was asked if he plans on being at the Patriots’ first game next season.
“I don’t, but I plan on being at the kickoff game,” he told reporters.
The commissioner cannot officially say he will be at the Patriots’ first game since the schedule has not been released yet, but the Super Bowl champion almost always hosts the kickoff game the Thursday before the first Sunday games.
It’s possible the Patriots will host the Falcons in a Super Bowl rematch.
This would be Goodell...
BRADENTON, Fla. — Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg has a right shoulder impingement and will not throw for at least a week, and manager John Farrell wants to make something clear — the club’s shoulder program is not to blame.
Speaking to reporters before the Red Sox faced the Pirates on Tuesday night, Farrell said that tests revealed inflammation in Thornburg’s right shoulder, one day after he was scratched from a scheduled appearance vs. the Orioles with spasms in his trapezius muscle.
“The underlying issue here is just the impingement that’s taken place,” Farrell said.
Thornburg, acquired from the Brewers in an offseason package that included infielder Travis Shaw, hasn’t pitched in a big league game since March 1, when he was shut down with shoulder fatigue. Thornburg wondered if the injury was the result of misunderstanding the team’s offseason shoulder program, as he explained earlier...
After what’s felt like an eternity of radio-driven drama and controversy after Rask tapped out of playing in last Saturday’s must-win game against the Islanders (he did not even travel with the team), Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is ready to return to his crease.
“Tuukka is healthy. That’s what he indicated to me, and that’s all I need to hear,” Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy said after the optional skate at Warrior Ice Arena. “He’ll be our starter tonight.”
The 30-year-old Rask was saddled with the loss in his last outing after he allowed five goals on 28 shots against, including a really, really soft goal surrendered to Jonathan Drouin in the third period, and was by all means called out by Cassidy after his poor showing.
Almost a week later, Cassidy revisited those...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. After Kraft’s comments at the owners meeting, the guys discuss how long Brady will play for. Gerry hates Lavar Ball. Reimer had a crazy time in Germany.
Hour 3. Kirk announces the K&C trip to Washington, D.C. Alex continues his battle against Kirk and Gerry on the Iowa State terrorist assignment. Kirk is sick of sporty promos.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.
HOUR 4 - In the final hour of the show, we put a bow on the LeBron James "injury" from Monday night, take a call from a listener who is sick of "show-on-show" drama, play Kirk ripping Keefe in it's entirety, and expose Chad Finn for being a 98.5 fanboy who wouldn't address Pete Abe in his Friday chat.
HOUR 3 - In hour 3, the guys discuss a column by Dan Graziano and another by Bomani Jones about WHY Colin Kaepernick is "blackballed" by the NFL. Graziano reports that Kaepernick is seeking "$9-10M per year" which is roughly what a bottom-end starting QB would get paid. They also get into the Raiders moving to Vegas, and some potential problems that could arise.
HOUR 2 - In hour 2, we play Robert Kraft's nauseating interview with "First Take" and point out that Max Kellerman pusses out after being highly critical of Tom Brady over the past few years. The guys also get into some of Robert Kraft's comments from Monday, where Kraft said that Brady told him he'd like to play for 6-7 more years.
We finish the show with the best sound of the day.
Holley and Keefe discuss Tom Brady's future and if it's possible to see Brady playing for 6-7 more years.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss the Hernandez trial and then address Malcolm Butler and the Patriot off season decisions.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
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