In Wednesday night's Yankees-Rays game, Derek Jeter gave an Oscar-worthy performance faking injury after a pitch hit his bat and not his arm as he indicated. At USA Today, Mike Lopresti continues the debate about whether Jeter is a cheater or a gamer. In the New York Post, Mike Vaccaro writes that it wouldn't have been that big a deal if Jeter hadn't oversold the call and accepted medical treatment. For what it's worth, Rays manager Joe Maddon, who was ejected arguing the incident, later called it "a heady play." Read more about that story, plus check out the latest in the Ines Sainz controversy, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Sunday's game against the Jets. "This is a rivalry game to us," Mayo said. "At practice, it's been a tough week for us."
When it was suggested that Darrelle Revis is faking the hamstring injury that appears on the Jets' injury report, Mayo agreed. "When I saw that story, I thought the same thing. Look, he's healthy, he's 100 percent healthy. I'm not buying into that."
Asked if Mayo would want the Jets to know if the Patriot wasn't at full strength, Mayo said: "I wouldn't want anybody to know. For him to come out look that, it's just a decoy. So then everybody can be like, even if he goes out and has a great game, everybody will be like, 'Oh, he's the greatest, he has a tender hamstring, he's coming out, running back sticks and stuff like that. I'm not buying into that...
After former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi said Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was a front-runner and “tanks it” when his team gets down, New York coach Rex Ryan defended his quarterback.
“I respect the heck out of Tedy Bruschi, no question, but I think he would have a different opinion if he was here every day,” Ryan said in Thursday’s press conference.
“Tedy Bruschi is a guy that I really do respect. That’s a tough dude and he’s smart. I think he would feel much different if he was here because of the way he leads on the practice field, the personality he has,” Ryan added. “What he says about him when we get ahead, that’s how he is every day on the practice field. It never went our way on Monday night, but I would definitely not put Mark in a front-running category. This guy is a competitor and I think Bruschi would have loved to play with him...
Ryan Spooner, a third-round pick in June's NHL draft, scored both of the Bruins' goals, the second of which sealed a 2-1 overtime victory as the Boston rookies swept the two-game showcase in front of 14,180 fans at TD Garden Thursday night.
The first of Spooner's tallies came at 17:37 of the second period, when he beat Islanders netminder Kevin Poulin in batting down a waffling rebound from a shot off the stick of Max Sauve. The speedy Sauve picked up assists on both of Spooner's goals.
There were 40 total penalty minutes between the two teams, with all of the game's goals coming at even strength. With the rookie exhibitions and practices now in the books, the Bruins are set to open training camp on Friday with fitness testing at the Garden.
For more on the Bruins, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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