Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine offered reporters in Oakland a puzzling explanation of a lineup on Saturday night in Oakland that featured outfielder Scott Podsednik in the third slot of the batting order for the first time in his career.
"Just a mistake," Valentine said in response to his deployment of Podsednik. "Is that what it says on the lineup? What the [expletive]? Switch it up. Who knows? Maybe it will look good. I haven’t seen it."
Valentine's Sox entered Saturday with a 62-71 record, good for a .466 winning percentage that is tied for the third worst of any team he's managed from the first day of spring training.
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CHESTNUT HILL -- True freshman Duke Johnson had touchdown runs of 54 and 56 yards and Boston College lost two of four fumbles as the Miami Hurricanes beat the Eagles, 41-32, Saturday at Alumni Stadium in the ACC and season opener for both teams. Johnson, a standout high school running back heavily recruited by Alabama, finished the day with 135 yards on just seven carries. Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig threw for 441 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Rettig got off to a blazing start, leading the Eagles on scoring drives of 75 and 70 yards on the opening two possessions of the game. Andre Williams capped the first scoring drive of the day with a four-yard TD run. Rettig connected with Jake Sinkovec on a short pass out in the flat that Sinkovec turned into a 15-yard touchdown. The score put the Eagles up, 14-0.
But the Hurricanes responded with a 1-yard run from Eduardo Clements that pulled the Hurricanes within seven, 14-7,...
The Patriots on Saturday acquired wide receiver Greg Salas in a trade with St. Louis for an undisclosed future draft pick, claimed offensive lineman Matt Tennant off waivers from New Orleans and released veteran linebacker Bobby Carpenter. In addition, the team announced the signing of seven players to the practice squad: offensive lineman Thomas Austin, fullback/running back Eric Kettani, wide receiver Sam Kirkland, offensive lineman Matt Kopa, tight end Alex Silvestro, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and defensive back Malcolm Williams.
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With the major league roster limit expanding from 25 to 40 for Sept. 1, the Red Sox are set to add left-hander Rich Hill to the big league roster as their only immediate call-up. With Triple-A Pawtucket likely to reach the International League playoffs, the Red Sox appear to be waiting until the PawSox' season ends before making further roster additions.
Hill is 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 17 big league appearances this year, having returned at the end of April just under 11 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery. However, he was placed on the DL in early June due to a strained flexor tendon in his left forearm. He remained out until August, but performed well over three stops (the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League, Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket), allowing one hit and striking out five over five scoreless innings and appearances with the PawSox.
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The Patriots have acquired wide receiver Greg Salas from the Rams for a late-round pick in 2015, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Salas, 24, spent the 2011 season with St. Louis, where he caught 27 passes for 264 yards in six games. The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder was a fourth-round pick out of Hawaii, and does have some experience with the New England system, as he worked with Josh McDaniels last season in St. Louis when McDaniels was the Rams' offensive coordinator.
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We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Uncle Buck and friends discuss the return of Bill Goldberg to the WWE and Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.More from this show