Speaking on the Dale and Holley Show, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he and the medical staff will be meeting with Tim Wakefield to re-evaluate the approach the team will take in regards to the pitcher going forward. Francona noted that the strength deficit for his right leg compared to his left has been "increasing a little bit", leading the team to the Wednesday conversation. The Sox' manager noted that whether or not Wakefield has surgery on his herniated disc in the near future or sometime in October or November won't affect whether or not the pitcher will be ready for spring training. "What he has is cut and dried," Francona said, "they would remove it and he would get better." Wakefield told WEEI.com Tuesday that his left leg measured out just under 60 percent, Tuesday, compared to 100 percent for his right leg, saying, "The whole premise of this is strength maintains itself, which obviously it’s not very good...
FOXBOROUGH - Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not reveal a specific timetable for Jerod Mayo's return from a reported knee injury sustained in Monday night's win over Buffalo. "We have confidence in all our players. Whoever gets called on, I hope they'll be prepared and do a good job." The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Mayo may miss 6-8 weeks with a MCL sprain. Belichick on replacing Mayo, who is not expected to ready for this Sunday's game against the Jets at the Meadowlands. Veteran linebacker Adalius Thomas is expected to fill in for Mayo at inside linebacker. "I think Adalius is a versatile player. I think that's one of his strengths as a linebacker". Belichick said. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
Blake Wheeler leads a Boston Bruins traveling party for a Wednesday night preseason game against the Toronto Maple Leafs following up on Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Wheeler, Byron Bitz, Brad Marchand, Jamie Arniel and Vladimir Sobotka will play among the forward group for the second straight game, and both Matt Hunwick and Adam McQuaid will play for the second straight day. The B's players getting their first taste of preseason action include: Steve Begin, Patrice Bergeron, Drew Larman, Guillaume Lefebvre, Jeff LoVecchio, Michael Ryder and Shawn Thornton at forward, and Derek Morris, Mark Stuart, Dennis Wideman and Any Wozniewski on defense. Dany Sabourin is expected to get the call between the pipes for the Bruins, and will play the whole game as Tuukka Rask did Tuesday night against the Rangers.
FOXBOROUGH - Bill Belichick did not stir the controversy with the New York Jets when asked Wednesday about Rex Ryan and the Jets. "I have a lot of respect for him and his football team and what he's done with the Jets." Belichick said of his counterpart on Sunday, before adding, "Take what he did in Baltimore and white it out and write Jets on it." Belichick said. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he's expecting an aggressive approach from the Ryan defense, which featured a lot of pressure when he was defensive coordinator with Baltimore. "Rex Ryan has a signature mark." Brady said. For more visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
According to a report in The Boston Globe, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Monday's game. However, the extent of the injury is not yet known -- one source said that Mayo was expected to be out 6 to 8 weeks, while the other source said that the timetable is "not that bad" and Mayo is expected to return sooner than that. The second-year linebacker was injured late in the first quarter on a 16-yard run by Buffalo running back Fred Jackson. After spending a few moments on the sidelines -- where it appeared the medical staff was examining his right knee -- he was helped to the locker room. He did not return, and he wasn’t in the locker room when the media was allowed in after the game. For more Patriots' updates, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien talked to David Ortiz after the Red Sox beat the Twins 12-5. Big Papi said that team chemistry is great, that the new guys see the Sox way of doing things.
Joe Castiglione talked to John Farrell before the second game against the Twins. The manager said that the Sox can win with small-ball or with big-ball.
Bruins rookie defenseman Matt Bartkowski has emerged as one of the young stars of the team and he joins Mut and Tom Caron to discuss his role on the team, why he's confident, and the trade that almost sent him to Calgary.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss the Bruins Game 1 win over the Rangers, the play of the three young Bruins defensemen, and the fatigue Jagr has shown on the ice.
Pierre McGuire joins Tom Caron and Mut to discuss the Bruins young defensemen, the intensity and energy level in the game, and the Rangers offense.
Shawn joined the program to discuss another overtime win for the Bruins. When asked about Game 7 against Toronto, Thornton said that he would like to keep his specific comments in the dressing room private, but acknowledged that he encouraged Tyler Seguin to up his play and it paid off in overtime.
Barry joined the guys to help breakdown the Bruins overtime win last night in game one. Barry said that he has rarely seen a team dominate as much as the Bruins yet be forced to an overtime.
Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.
Millar joins the show to discuss the recent Sox slide, Jacoby Ellsbury's lack of power, and hitting in the big leagues.
We talk all things game one with Jack Edwards of NESN, and get to hear a little from Jack's Finnish protege as well.
We tackle four topics we haven't yet touched upon today.. Joe Thornton and disappointing former Boston athletes, parking in Boston, buying jersey numbers and more...
We talk about the report that Rob Gronkowski may now be a candidate for back surgery with a disc problem. Is Gronk just an injury prone guy? Or is he not rehabbing proberly? Can the Pats build an offense around a guy who is so inconsistently on the field? We discuss.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins take a 2-1 series lead, the Red Sox get a run-off win, and we hear about cannibals and bible thieves.
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
Sauce Man stylings!
Buster Olney joins the show to discuss the muddled AL East, the average play of Ellsbury and how that will affect him in free agency, and Tropicana Field.More from this show
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, joined the show to give the guys an update of his condition and a first-hand account of that terrible day. Jeff told the guys how he wrote the description of the bomber as soon as he could. Mr. Bauman added that he is aided every day with the knowledge that he is alive and the terrorist that detonated the bomb is dead.More from this show