Trevor Gretzky, son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, signed with the Cubs after deciding to pass up an offer to play baseball at San Diego State. The younger Gretkzy, who played high school baseball and football in Southern California, is a 6-foot-4, 180-pounder who was selected in the seventh round of the June draft.
San Diego State coach (and former Padres star) Tony Gwynn said he had an idea he might lose Gretzky to the pros. “Wayne mentioned how he started his pro career as a 17-year-old, how if you work hard enough you can make it,” Gwynn said. “The father is a nice guy. He totally gets it, understands the pro game. And the son is very mature.”
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After a conference call late Thursday night involving NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith and 32 player reps that lasted just over 90 minutes, the NFLPA ultimately decided not to vote on the proposal that was given to the players earlier in the day by the owners.
The initial proposal, which was ratified by the owners by a vote of 31-0 after a day of meetings in Atlanta, was derided by many players late Thursday night as a bully tactic designed to force them to agree to a deal they either hadn’t yet seen or had the chance to ask questions about. In addition, NFLPA officials insisted that many of the points of the deal that was agreed on by the owners remain unresolved, a point Smith hit on in a pre-call e-mail that he sent to players:
“As you know the Owners have ratified their proposal to settle our differences. It is my understanding they are forwarding it to us. As you may have heard they apparently approved a supplemental...
The Patriots released the following statement regarding the public services for Myra Kraft:
Due to the overwhelming response to the passing of Myra Kraft, the number of persons interested in attending the public services on Friday is expected to exceed the capacity of Temple Emmanuel.
Very limited parking is available via a satellite lot located at Boston College Law School (885 Centre Street, Newton, MA). Shuttle service will be provided from the lot to the Temple. Attendees should also be aware of extreme heat and humidity in the forecast.
Those wishing for alternative methods to pay their respects are encouraged to make donations in Myra’s name at the Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston at:
Myra Kraft Giving Back Scholarship Fund
50 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02109
The NFL owners voted Thursday night to approve the new collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 31-0, with only the Raiders abstaining, according to the NFL Network. The focus now shifts to the players, who are scheduled to have a conference call with NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith and all 32 player representatives at 8 p.m. Thursday.
For more updates, check weei.com/patriots.
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested two new suspects in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, while the original suspect is expected to be cleared, according to multiple reports.
Giovanni Ramirez was arrested in May, and while the 31-year-old was held on an unrelated parole violation charge, police indicated they believed he was responsible for Stow's injuries.
However, the defense team apparently provided evidence that raised enough questions, so police continued the investigation that led to the new arrests. The new suspects were not immediately identified.
We check in with Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday after a win over Dallas, and they're on to Indy.
Sam Packard and Josue Pavon from WEEI.com discuss the Celtics first two pre-season games. Then, in the second installment of Packard's Corner, Sam is joined by his brother Nick to answer an important historical question. Kick it!
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Former Red Sox infielder Nick Punto to discuss who was in the wrong when it came to the leg-breaking slide of Chase Utley, his former minor-league roommate. Punto also revealed why he chose to take a year off from big league baseball, as well as what went wrong with the 2012 Red Sox. The Bradfo Show is sponsored by Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors and Gould's Distinctive Clothing.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
DJ Bean checks in live from TD Garden after the Bruins 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener. Ken Laird anchors from the WEEI.com Podcentre
Tom Brady went on D&C this morning and defended Alex Guerrero's training regiment, and was very vocal about how he trains.
Although it was tough at first, the Patriots rolled through Brandon Weeden and the Cowboys. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about that game and recap some of Brady's interview with D&C.
Dion Lewis has emerged as a huge piece to this Patriots team, and the guys react to that, but also go around the league and recap some of yesterday's games.
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the news of the day, Tom Brady's interview with Dennis and Callahan in which he breaks down his relationship with his health guru Alex Guerrero, and some of his health beliefs and practices.
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.