According to a baseball source, the Red Sox 'hope to have a resolution on the manager in the coming days.'
There could be a motivation on the team's behalf to lock up its manager prior to the start of the World Series, which will see Game 1 played Wednesday. Major League Baseball discourages teams from making moves during the best-of-seven-game event. The soonest the World Series could conclude would be Oct. 27, with a seven-game series potentially stretching the season until Nov. 1.
The Associated Press reported Friday night that the Red Sox have asked permission from the Blue Jays to interview John Farrell. The teams have already discussed potential compensation in the event the Sox try and pry Farrell away from his post as Jays manager to serve in the same capacity with Boston. The 50-year-old has one year remaining on his contract...
The Yankees were swept out of the postseason Thursday night in Detroit, but the beginning of the end came days earlier in the Bronx. An unidentified Yankees player told the New York Daily News that the team was stunned by the way New York fans turned on the offensively inept team last weekend, and the players were unable to regain their composure.
"I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys," the player said. "A lot of guys hadn't been booed before, and they couldn't believe how nasty it got in the stands.
Outfielder Nick Swisher referenced the behavior after Game 2, but now we've learned that other players shared his view.
"A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse," the player said. "I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don't think they ever recovered."
Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez, who went 0-for-2 in Game 4 to finish his postseason at 3-for-25 (.120) with...
With less than two weeks remaining before the start of the regular season, the Celtics are beginning to look like the team they think they'll be on opening night in Miami. With Kevin Garnett playing his most minutes this preseason and Paul Pierce finding the range yet again, the Celtics rolled to a 115-85 win over the Nets in Brooklyn.
Garnett scored 14 points on 7-for-9 shooting in 22 minutes, while Pierce dropped in 18 on just 9 shots. Rajon Rondo added 14 points and 9 assists and Courtney Lee also had 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Jason Terry, meanwhile, made all 5 of his 3-pointers and finished with 15 points as the C's shot 57 percent from the floor.
As good as they were offensively, the Celtics were at their best on the defensive end, holding the Nets to just 15 points in the first quarter on 3-for-16 shooting. That was exactly the kind of effort they were looking for after dropping their first two exhibition games stateside...
The Tigers pounded Yankees ace CC Sabathia for six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in just 3 2/3 innings, blowing open Game 4 of the ALCS en route to a 8-1 win that propelled Detroit to a four-game sweep and a berth in the World Series. The Tigers will take part in the Fall Classic for the first time since 2006; Detroit is looking for its first title since 1984.
Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta both launched two-run homers off Sabathia in a four-run fourth inning to knock New York's ace out of the game. It was the first time in 16 postseason outings -- dating to Game 1 of the 2007 ALCS, when Sabathia was pitching for the Indians against the Red Sox -- that the left-hander yielded as many as six runs in a postseason outing.
The Tigers pounded out 16 hits, with seven lineup members collecting multiple hits. The Yankees, meanwhile, continued their postseason-long offensive drought, managing just two hits and one run against Detroit pitching...
FOXBORO -- Five players, including tight end Aaron Hernandez, safety Steve Gregory and guard Logan Mankins, did not practice on Thursday for the Patriots. (All three were part of a team walkthrough on Wednesday.) Nine Patriots were listed as limited, including defensive lineman Ron Brace, who showed up on the injury report for the first time this week with a back issue. Here is Thursday's full report:
Did Not Practice
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
S Steve Gregory (hip)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (hip)
LB Tracy White (foot)
DL Ron Brace (back)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder)
WR Julian Edelman (hand)
TE Ron Gronkowski (hip)...
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
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.
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