Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not have a statue in front of the Staples Center, and he's not happy about it. "I don't understand [it]," he told the Sporting News. It's either an oversight or they're taking me for granted. I'm not going to try to read people's minds, but it doesn't make me happy. It's definitely a slight. I feel slighted."
The Lakers responded by saying Abdul-Jabbar is next in line to join the statues of former players Magic Johnson and Jerry West, but they wouldn't give a timetable. That didn't appease the NBA's all-time leading scorer. "Rumor has it that I will be getting a statue," he tweeted Wednesday. "A caveat for all my fans — don't hold your breath. Lakers don't care about me."
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With Victor Martinez in town with the Tigers, it was natural to note the disparity between the production the Red Sox had received from their All-Star catcher in 2010 and the tandem of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jason Varitek in 2011.
Perhaps, then, it was fitting for that Saltalamacchia gave the Sox the victory with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth. Facing reliever Daniel Schlereth, Saltalamacchia slammed a 90 mph fastball off the Wall in left-center for a two-bagger. With two outs, Carl Crawford (who had walked) scored easily from first to give the Sox a 1-0 victory over Detroit.
Sox starter Clay Buchholz continued his run of excellence, logging seven shutout innings in which he allowed four hits, one walk, hit two batters and matched a season-high by striking out seven. In his last four starts, he now has a 1.40 ERA, 22 strikeouts and five walks. However, the right-hander also logged a career-high 127 pitches. Coming off of contests in...
The Red Sox and Tigers are in a rain delay in the top of the eighth inning at Fenway Park, with the game tied, 0-0. Daniel Bard had just entered the game and thrown a first-pitch ball to Scott Sizemore when a downpour forced the players off the field. However, while it is still misting at Fenway, the tarp is off the field. The game is expected to resume at 10 pm.
Clay Buchholz logged seven shutout innings, striking out seven and walking one while throwing a career-high 127 pitches. For the Tigers, Phil Coke has held the Sox to three hits and one walk in seven shutout innings of his own, requiring just 78 pitches to navigate through his outing.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined The Big Show Wednesday afternoon for his weekly discussion about the status of his team.
The Red Sox have heated up and finally pushed their record over .500, but Francona is hesitant to put too much stock in the past week.
"I think you've got to be a little careful and use some perspective," he said. "You can break it down into so many different things. Whether it was the 0-6 start or the 2-11 start. Or you can turn around and go, well, OK, after the 2-11 start, we've got the second-best record in baseball.
"So, that's why I guess I always come back to our record is what it is, and that's what we go by. You get too caught up in how things have gone the last four or five days, and that's no good. It's a long grind."
On the negative side, John Lackey was placed on the disabled list after struggling on the mound and then making a comment to the media about how things in his...
With his first appearance at Fenway Park as an opponent since May 7, 2009 coming in Wednesday night’s game between the Red Sox and Tigers, Victor Martinez was allowed time to pause and reflect on his time in Boston. Even though he didn’t sign as a free agent in the offseason – Boston was offering three years/$36 million or four years/$42 million – Martinez, who signed with Detroit for four years/$50 million, had plenty of praise for his former employers.
“I don’t have any words to describe it,” he said from the Detroit dugout. “By far, it’s been the best time of my career.
“My wife, my kids, my family and myself, we did everything we could to come back. But that’s just part of the game. It is what it is. We’ve got to move on.”
Before Wednesday’s game, managers for both sides gave their own positive thoughts on Martinez, the man and the player.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.More from this show