In a conference call to discuss his hiring as the manager of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg told reporters that he had interviewed with the Red Sox about managing their Triple-A affiliate.
The Sox have been looking to replace Torey Lovullo, who spent 2010 as their manager in Pawtucket before joining John Farrell's coaching staff in Toronto. The organization has been talking to both internal and external candidates about the position, and apparently Sandberg was one of the individuals who was interviewed. However, the former Cubs great -- who had spent the last four seasons as a minor league manager in the Cubs system -- ended up returning to a Phillies organization that selected him in the 20th round of the 1978 draft.
Sandberg was passed over for the job of Cubs major league manager recently, with Chicago electing to hire Mike Quade. Sandberg turned down offers to join the...
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn't prepared to pour extra gas on the fire Monday afternoon when asked if the officials had control of the game when the Steelers took extra liberties with rough tackles after the whistle.
"Look, you've got two physical teams playing in a big game," Belichick said. "Emotions run high. I don't think that's uncommon."
Offensive lineman Logan Mankins took issue with the way Tom Brady was rolled into after his successful quarterback run for a third-quarter touchdown. Several Patriots felt the Steelers were taking liberties with Brady while he was prone and on the ground, trying to grab the back of his helmet and twist him awkwardly.
"I thought the game was, as far as that part of it goes, pretty well officiated," Belichick added. "There wasn't a lot of [dirty hits]. But that stuff happens in a lot of games, two...
Giants catcher Buster Posey and Rangers closer Neftali Feliz won the Rookie of the Year Awards for their respective leagues, presented by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Though Posey was not called up by the Giants until the end of May, he nonetheless claimed National League honors by hitting .305/.357/.505/.862 with 18 homers and 67 RBI in 108 games. The 23-year-old was a key component of the Giants team that won the NL West and then brought the first-ever championship to the San Francisco Giants. He claimed 20 of 32 votes to beat out Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who had nine first-place votes. Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia (1) and Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez (2) claimed the other first-place votes en route to third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively.
Like Posey, Feliz was an impact contributor as a rookie for a team that reached the World Series. He took over closing duties in the first days of the...
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork called in to the Dale & Holley show Monday afternoon to take part in his weekly conversation as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Following the bad week of practice leading into the Browns game, the Patriots rebounded last week with better preparation leading into Sunday night's game vs. the Steelers, and it paid off.
Said Wilfork: "Going into this past week, it was like, 'Let's get a good start.' Once we saw the film of Cleveland, we made the corrections, we put it behind us. I think everybody got off to a great start with practice. We had good practices last week and it showed yesterday. I think everybody took it upon themselves to do their job and try to play the game we needed to play. We all said we needed to play physical and we need to be aggressive against this football team, this Steelers football team. They don't know how to play no other way but physical and aggressive. We knew we...
Patriots defensive back Brandon Meriweather made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Monday morning, and he said a fast start was one of the keys to a 39-26 victory over the Steelers. "We came out, we started fast," Meriweather said. "We started early. We didn't wait to see how the game was going to go."
Meriweather said the team's physicality was a huge factor, especially given the hard-hitting nature of the Steelers. "Coach always tells us we have to be physical," Meriweather said. "The physical team is going to win nine times out of 10. That's something we try to take into every game, we want to be physical. I'm happy that we started early yesterday."
When he was asked about the challenges of preparing for multiple weapons in the receiving game, Meriweather emphasized the focus still revolves around the quarterback. "It's more of taking...
Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers being the best quarterback they've prepared for, and what he appreciates most about working alongside Darrelle Revis.
We find out what Chris Price was right and wrong about when he made a few predictions before the Lions game. Also, we hear some new ones regarding Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview Sunday's Patriots-Packers game, one that many are calling a possible Super Bowl preview.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Special Teamer Don Jones was waived in a surprising move, Chandler Jones practiced and the Patriots gear up for what could be their most difficult battle left in Green Bay.
Celtics columnist, Chris Forsberg, joined Butch and Gordon Edes to talk about the young core of players, Brad Stevens' need to win, and the tough November schedule that the Celtics struggled through.
BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
Adam Schefter joined the show as he does every Friday to talk about the hot streak that the Patriots are on, Brady vs. Rodgers, and the problems going on in San Francisco.
We get our weekly NFL update with SI/MMQB's Peter King. Peter talks AFC East, first round byes, Jonas Gray/LeGarrette Blount and much more.
Dale and Michael give their four selections for the MLB Hall of Fame... this year's finalists were announced today.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins and discuss the supposed practice scuffle between Tuukka Rask and Soderberg, and DJ Bean dials us up to give his thoughts.
Mikey remixes Billy Joel "Movin Out" in honor of the Patriots playing the Green Bay Packers
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
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