Pedro Martinez received enough of an education in the Dominican to realize he’s not wasting his time with Colin Cowherd.
The former ESPN radio host was let go by the network on Friday, one day after questioning the intelligence of Dominican baseball players to make a point about baseball’s relative lack of complexity.
Martinez, one of the most well-spoken bilingual superstars in the game’s history, told reporters in Cooperstown on Saturday that he’s proud of where he came from and that Cowherd spoke from a place of ignorance.
“It’s only going to be an insult to anyone that falls to that level,” Martinez said. “I’m not at that level. I’m dealing here with polite people, people that understand human rights, people who understand who we are and these are the people I’m paying...
One of the biggest names on the trade market is Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and as of earlier in the week the Red Sox were still in on the 31-year-old.
Making possibly his last start in a Phillies uniform, Hamels went out in style as he threw a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The left-hander needed 129 pitches to complete the no-no. He did walk two batters and struck out 13. It was his first career no-hitter and was the first no-hitter against the Cubs since Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game in 1965.
“It’s something where you just go out there and enjoy the moment,” Hamels said to reporters after the game. “What I want is to be successful at it. I enjoyed the moment, and this happened.”
With Friday’s July 31 trade deadline fast...
Pedroia missed nearly three weeks from the end of June until following the All-Star break before returning last Friday against the Angels. He played in seven games, going 1-for-22, before missing Thursday’s game in Houston and Friday’s series opener with the Tigers.
“There wasn’t one [instance],” Pedroia said of a play to reaggravate the injury to reporters. “I played, we had the rain out. So I played a few games and had the day off, you know I came out after the second Houston game and said, ‘Hey I might need a game off just to get my legs underneath me.’ And the next day I came in and it...
Time and time again manager John Farrell speaks of the team’s success starting from the mound and after one of the best starts in quite some time Friday from Rick Porcello, things returned to the norm Saturday.
Red Sox starter Steven Wright dug the team a 4-0 hole and the offense couldn’t come close to picking up the slack as the Sox fell to the Tigers 5-1 Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. It was their 10th loss in the last 12 games.
The dependable Wright had his second-to-worst start of the season, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits, while walking two and striking out four in just 4 1/3 innings. The biggest issue was he couldn’t control his knuckleball, leading to four passed balls for...
After serving as the designated hitter Friday night, Hanley Ramirez is back in left field as the Red Sox go for two straight wins Saturday afternoon against the Tigers.
Alejandro De Aza, who played left Friday, will play right field Saturday, giving Shane Victorino a day off as the Red Sox go up against Alfredo Simon, who has gone seven outings without a quality start.
Brock Holt will play second base as Dustin Pedroia is back on the disabled list, while Blake Swihart will catch knuckleballer Steven Wright.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Stephen A. joined us to discuss Brady's punishment.
Pats fans called in with their thoughts on the Brady suspension.
Callers give their reaction to Tom Brady's suspension being upheld.
Stephen A. Smith was on the show BEFORE the news came down about Tom Brady's suspension being upheld. He was also the first to report the news that Tom Brady destroyed his personal cell phone.
Junior Seau's daughter denied chance to speak at her father's HOF induction. Dan LeBetard addressed the Colin Cowherd suspension. Jack Trudeau pulled over with absurdly high BAC.
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.
Law Professor Michael McCann joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension and how this will play out in court.
Peter King joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Collin McGregor gets weird and wild with Tigers
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
With the transfer window open and active in the world of soccer, David Amoyal joins Ben & Alex to talk transfers, transfers and more transfers
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