PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking to Joe Castiglione on the Red Sox Pre-Game Show on WEEI, Theo Epstein on Monday addressed the topic of the July 31 trade deadline. With possible needs in right field and starting pitching, the Sox seem to be obvious contenders to be buyers at the deadline. However, in a season that has seen many expected also-rans -- think Pirates, Nationals and Mariners, among others -- in the playoff mix, Epstein is aware that the amount of teams willing to deal could be fewer than might have been expected at the start of the season.
"Looking ahead, it does seem like there are so many teams in it and not a lot of obvious sellers," said Epstein, who is in Philadelphia for the Sox-Phillies series. "But it's never too early to think about the trade deadline and never too early to make a trade at this time of year. But people always take a snapshot of what you look like in one series or one roadtrip, and then those are your...
In a wide-ranging interview with The Big Show's Glenn Ordway, Celtics legend Larry Bird said that he never would have coached against his old team in the original Boston Garden. "All my memories, I just wanted them to be as a player," Bird said. "Even here in Indiana, I told Donnie [Walsh] if the Garden was still up I would never go in there as an opposing coach and play the Celtics as an Indiana Pacer coach. I just couldn't do that. But they tore it down and I got in there in the other Garden and it didn't bother me as much."
Asked if he would have turned the team over to his then-assistant coach Rick Carlisle, Bird answered, "Carlisle did a lot of it anyway. No, I just wouldn't have taken the job. I just couldn't do that. I couldn't see myself walking in the Boston Garden as a visitor. I just couldn't do that."
As for his opinion of the modern game, Bird said that things haven't changed all that much.
Former Celtic Antoine Walker pleaded guilty to writing bad checks to cover a Las Vegas casino debt, but will likely escape jail time according to the Las Vegas Sun. Walker changed his plea from not guilty through his attorneys and will instead face probation and be forced to pay off a $750,000 gambling debt owed to three Las Vegas casinos.
The 34-year-old Walker is attempting a comeback and played last season with Idaho in the NBA's Development League. He last played in the NBA in 2008 and was a three-time All-Star with the Celtics.
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Like his former teammate Willie McGinest, former Patriots cornerback Ty Law said he'd be interested in signing a one-day contract with New England and officially retiring as a member of the Patriots.
Speaking before The Tradition Tuesday night at the TD Garden, Law said he's "pretty much" retired at this point, but added that he'd like the "opportunity" to retire as a Patriot.
"That would be … that’s one of the reasons I haven’t officially turned my papers in because I would like to at least say the last contract I sign was with New England," Law said. "That would be an honor if I was able to do that, if Mr. Kraft was to bless me with something like that, that would be the icing on the...
PHILADELPHIA -- Cliff Lee was brilliant on Monday night, authoring his major-league best fourth shutout of the 2011 season (and his third straight) in a 5-0 Phillies win.
Lee didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, when Marco Scutaro led off the frame with a single. The left-hander -- who has allowed just a single run in five June starts-- then got Josh Beckett to ground into a 6-4-3 double play before retiring Jacoby Ellsbury on a ground out to Ryan Howard.
Beckett was up-and-down in his first start since June 15, allowing five runs on five hits in six innings of work. A great deal of the damage done against Beckett -- now second in the AL with a 2.20 ERA -- came courtesy of Domonic Brown, who blasted a two-run homer in the second inning and doubled and scored in the fifth inning. Shane Victorino would add a two-run homer of his own in the sixth inning. The five earned runs allowed by Beckett were a season high.
Although no one was...
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!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound you may have missed.
We tackle four of the most pressing questions coming in to training camp for your 2015 New England Patriots.
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.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
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.
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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.More from this show