Appearing on The Red Sox Hot Stove Show on Thursday night, newly signed catcher David Ross said that he signed his two-year, $6.2 million contract in large part because of his relationship with Sox manager John Farrell, along with the message relayed by general manager Ben Cherington.
"John called and talked to me, and so did Ben, and I think just hearing their interest in me and where they wanted to take the team and how they wanted to get back to how it was when I was here in '08, which I just loved it with quality guys and quality talent," said Ross, who played in eight games with the Red Sox during the '08 season, making the playoff roster. "Just to hear the way they talked about the game was reassuring to me. We all want to win and get on the same page with everybody working together as a whole unit to win ballgames.
"We want to...
According to a baseball source, reports of the Red Sox' interest in free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton have been "overblown."
While the Red Sox are in the market for a pair of outfielders this offseason, Hamilton -- considered by most as the premier free agent on the market -- doesn't appear to be near the top of the team's list of players it hopes to target. While the Sox have talked to the 31-year-old's agent, Michael Moye, the communication was the same kind of due diligence done for a multitude of free agents.
When asked about the team's potential interest in Hamilton while appearing on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said: "We’ve talked, by this time in the offseason, like most teams, we’ve talked to just about every agent of any prominent free agent. That’s part of our job, to do that due diligence. That doesn’t mean anything other than we’ve...
Stephanie McCaffrey, the second-leading scorer on the Boston College women's soccer team, was suspended from the team Thursday for sending out joking tweets about Penn State's sexual abuse scandal as the Eagles prepared for a Friday night game at Penn State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
McCaffrey, a sophomore from Winchester, sent out 10 tweets referencing former Nittany Lions football assistant Jerry Sandusky over a 24-hour period. Her Twitter account was taken down about an hour after her last tweet late Thursday afternoon.
"The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity toward Penn State, for which she apologizes," new BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement. "This type of behavior is not tolerated among our...
Playing without Rajon Rondo due to the point guard's sprained right ankle, the Celtics mounted a furious comeback but couldn't close the deal Thursday night in Brooklyn, falling to the Nets, 102-97, at Barclays Center.
The Celtics trailed by as many as 13 but used a 20-2 run in the third quarter to make it a back-and-forth affair heading into the final minutes. Paul Pierce, who missed two key free throws with under a minute remaining, closed the gap to two points by knocking down a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left. But Deron Williams -- who was fouled on a controversial call on what appeared to be a clean steal by Leandro Barbosa -- came back to boost the hosts' lead to four points with a pair of free throws.
After two free throws from Pierce with 19 seconds cut the deficit back to a pair, Williams countered with two more freebies for Brooklyn. Jason Terry proceeded to miss his two free throws with 11 ticks remaining, putting the game out of reach....
Terrell Vinson tipped in a rebound at the buzzer to lift UMass past Providence, 77-75, in an opening-round game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in Bayamon on Thursday night.
UMass trailed by three points with 1:22 left when Jesse Morgan (18 points) hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 75. The score stayed that way until the final second. Chaz Williams (17 points, five assists) drove to the basket and missed a layup, but Vinson finished it off for the Minutemen's second straight last-second win to open the season. UMass edged Harvard on Tuesday, 67-64, on Sampson Carter's 3-pointer with 1.2 ticks left.
Bryce Cotton scored a game-high 23 points for Providence (2-1). Also for the Friars, Kadeem Batts had 19 points and nine rebounds, and LaDontae Henton contributed 13 points and 11 boards.
UMass advances to a semifinal game against sixth-ranked NC State on Friday at 5 p.m. The Wolfpack knocked off Penn State on Thursday, 72-55.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
Pete and Price talk about the Rams not having WR Tavon Austin or DE Robert Quinn today - big news for the Patriots.
Pete and Price give you the inactives for today right when they come out. Then they transition to the what the playoffs would look like if the season ended today - you may be surprised!
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.More from this show