NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his first weekly appearance of the 2012 season Wednesday morning on Dennis & Callahan, one day before the Sox open the regular season with a game against the Tigers in Detroit.
The big news this week is the thumb injury to Andrew Bailey that will require surgery and knock the closer out of action for 3-4 months. It's expected that the Sox will go with Alfredo Aceves or Mark Melancon to finish games, although they have converted setup man Daniel Bard in the rotation.
"I've got a feeling [Aceves] can get the job done," Remy said. "Last year, to me, was probably the most valuable pitcher on the team. I think he's got the stuff to be able to get the job done. He certainly has the mentality to get the job done. The problem is the catchers do have to catch him. They never know what he's going to throw. He throws whatever he wants. So, that could be an issue, too, come late in the game. I have...
Jon Lester, who on Thursday is scheduled to make his second straight Opening Day start for the Red Sox, talked to WEEI.com about his frustration regarding how he is perceived among the elite pitchers in the game.
Lester is one of three pitchers who has won 15 or more games in each of the past four seasons, joining CC Sabathia and Roy Halladay. Yet in some ways, the pitcher feels that such consistent performances have been viewed as unsatisfactory.
“I think people expect me every year to go out and win 20 games, and if I don’t do that, it’s a bad season. I don’t think that I get a lot of the credit of the seasons that I have put together,” Lester said. “It’s obviously a nice expectation to have, but at the same time, when people talk about the elite pitchers in the game,...
NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury apologized Tuesday for calling Penguins star Sidney Crosby "a punk" and making a sarcastic reference to his concussion problems during an interview on a Philadelphia radio station Monday and. Milbury had criticized Crosby for instigating a late-game brawl in the Penguins' loss to the Flyers on Sunday.
"In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize to the Penguins organization and their fans," Milbury said.
Crosby took issue with Milbury's accusation that he started the ill will Sunday by cross checking Brayden Schenn, who retaliated a few seconds later with a cross check to the back.
"I don't really know what he's looking for -- if he's looking for attention or what. I don't know what it is," Crosby said Tuesday before leading his team past the Bruins, 5-3. "I don't have much to say there. I don't where that came from, and you can...
Bruins coach Claude Julien said the team will have to wait until at least Wednesday to have a better idea of the left leg injury sustained by Johnny Boychuk in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins at TD Garden.
With 13 minutes remaining in the third, Boychuk was in the offensive zone when he made a move down from the right point. He was met by Pittsburgh's Aaron Asham and their knees appeared to collide. Boychuk slumped immediately to the ice and didn't move for about two minutes while training and medical personnel tended to the Bruins defenseman. Boychuk needed assistance from teammates Chris Kelly and Brian Rolston to make it off the ice.
"Those kind of injuries you have to let the night go by," Bruins coach Claude Julien said afterward. "Keeping our fingers crossed that it's not bad news. It's really all we can hope for."
Boychuk limped out of the Garden under his own power.
James Neal and Sidney Crosby scored power-play goals 48 seconds apart late in the second period to lift the Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Bruins Tuesday night at TD Garden. The game itself meant little to the Bruins, who already clinched the Northeast Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the upcoming playoffs.
The Bruins started backup Marty Turco in net and dressed Anton Khudobin as a backup for the first time. Tim Thomas did not dress for the first time this season. While the game meant little to the Bruins, the game was huge for the Penguins (104 points), who moved three points ahead of the Flyers for fourth place and the final home ice spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The biggest loss for the Bruins came when defenseman Johnny Boychuk's left knee collided with Aaron Asham's knee with 13 minutes left in the third. Boychuk had to be helped off the ice by teammates Chris Kelly and Brian Rolston and...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.