Appearing on WEEI's "Red Sox Hot Stove Show" Thursday night, Sox manager John Farrell was asked if he had located any of the three envelopes former manager Bobby Valentine said he left in his Fenway Park office. (It should be noted that while Valentine insisted he left the envelopes, such a gesture often is viewed as a symbolic -- rather than realistic -- action.)
"I haven't," Farrell said, "and honestly, I did look."
When appearing on Bob Costas' NBC Sports Network show Tuesday night, Valentine also encouraged Farrell to reach out to him at some point, to which the current Red Sox manager said, "I haven't ruled it out only because I've gone through about 200 or 300 calls since last Sunday trying to touch base with former players, current players, staff, prospective staff. As Ben [Cherington] mentioned at the outset, we hit the ground running and we have a staff to fill out and we're tracking down a lot of people...
The Giants have taken the first two games of the best-of-seven World Series, beating the Tigers, 2-0, Thursday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Leading the Giants was starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who allowed just two hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking a pair. Relievers Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo each pitched a scoreless inning to close things out for the hosts.
The loss marked just the third time this season Detroit has been shut out.
Tigers starter Doug Fister held the Giants scoreless through the first six innings, finally being charged with a run in the seventh. San Francisco was able to grab the lead on Brandon Crawford's bases-loaded, double-play grounder to second against reliever Drew Smyly.
The Giants added an insurance run in the eighth inning when Hunter Pence's sacrifice fly scored Angel Pagan.
Notching the only two hits for Detroit were Omar Infante and Delmon Young, while...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots made some minor changes to their injury report on Thursday, as linebacker Jerod Mayo -- who was out of Wednesday's practice with what the team listed as elbow/illness -- returned in a limited capacity. Meanwhile, tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) went from limited to DNP. Here's the complete report from Thursday:
Did Not Practice
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
S Steve Gregory (hip)
DE Trevor Scott (hamstring)
DB Ras-I Dowling (thigh)
LB Tracy White (foot)
TE Aaron Hernadez (ankle)
DL Ron Brace (back)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder)
WR Julian Edelman (hand)
TE Ron Gronkowski (hip)
LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring)
According to a major league source, Tim Bogar, who spent the last four years as a coach for the Red Sox -- serving as a first-base coach (2009), third-base coach (2010-11) and bench coach (2012) -- will not return to the Red Sox next year.
Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine selected Bogar as his bench coach in Dec. 2011 after interviewing at least one other candidate (Torey Lovullo, then the Blue Jays first base coach under John Farrell). However, the relationship between Valentine and Bogar featured frequent lapses in communication.
Suggestions by Valentine and others that he had not been given time and freedom by the front office to select his own coaching staff, Bogar was often cited as an example. When Valentine, in a WEEI interview at the end of the year, suggested that he had been undermined by some members of his coaching staff, the 45-year-old bench coach was again implicated.
On Tuesday, in an interview on NBC Sports, Valentine...
WALTHAM -- Celtics guard Jason Terry said that he'll be fine with coming off the bench for the C's this season, noting that Boston has the deepest bench in the NBA.
"We haven't made [me coming off the bench] official yet, but if that is the case we have the deepest bench in basketball," Terry said after Thursday's practice. "The Clippers may have something to stay about that, but for us in this locker room, our mission every night is to go out and outwork and outscore everyone's bench."
Terry said that the team's signing of veteran guard Leandro Barbosa has "made a deep bench even deeper" for the C's. Barbosa practiced with the C's for the first time on Wednesday after visa issues kept him from playing in Sunday's preseason finale. Barbosa is on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, while Terry inked a three-year deal with Boston in the offseason after playing the last eight seasons with Dallas....
Pete, Price and Curran were all in New Orleans in 2001 for Super Bowl XXXVI so the guys reminisce about the circumstance surrounding the Patriots and Rams in that momentous game.
Pete, Chris and Tom all talk about how the team has handled Gronk's injury from the joint statement to the video of him walking after surgery. What does it mean for other players and how New England will handle injury situations moving forward?
The awesome Field Yates joins Pete, Price and Curran on NFL Sunday. Before previewing the Pats and Rams, Field discusses breaking the news that Alan Branch won his appeal and will not actually be suspended for 4 games due to the NFL's drug policy. Then he moves on to Jeff Fisher and how he is able to keep his job after so many failures. Field talks about the effectiveness of Todd Gurley, Gronk's injury and if Martellus Bennett will be able to fill the void.
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
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 6 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the latest season ending injury for Gronk and the joint statement released by the team last night.More from this show