Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his first big league start since landing on the 15-day disabled list on June 19 with a slightly strained right shoulder, and told the media Saturday afternoon that he was appropriately "excited" about pitching in Boston. The 28-year-old is going out with realistic expecations, and brushed aside talk about making statements concerning his worthiness for potential Sox playoff rosters. Matsuzaka was 1-5 with an 8.23 ERA in eight early season before hitting the DL. "I know that it took me some time to get here, but I also feel that I was able to use that time to get prepared really well," said Matsuzaka through translator Masa Hoshino. "I just hope that I can apply all those things that I was preparing for. I don't think it's necessary to think that far ahead (to the playoffs) right now. I'd like to focus everything I have on my upcoming start....
Boston College is now 2-0 to start the season after another dominating effort at home. The Eagles trounced the Kent State Golden Flashes this afternoon 34-7 behind great performances by their defense and senior wideout captain Rich Gunnell. For more coverage on today's game check out The BC Blog.
Mike Lowell gets the evening off to start the game as the Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in the first of three this weekend at Fenway.
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In his first public comments since being traded to the Raiders last weekend, former Patriots lineman Richard Seymour told The Boston Herald he will board a flight to Oakland Saturday afternoon in anticipation of playing for the Raiders Monday night.
It's been a difficult few days for Seymour, who said he's been gathering his thoughts in anticipation of heading to Oakland.
“First of all, I was blindsided by this whole event,” said Seymour, the five-time Pro Bowler. “When you get blindsided, you should take a moment to gather your thoughts. I have a lot of personal issues more pressing than football.
“There are a lot of different emotions,” Seymour added. “Football was not my main concern at that point. I have had discussions with the Raiders… I’m excited and happy with the way they’re looking at me.”
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders are in the final stages of planning Richard Seymour’s arrival in Oakland this weekend, and the disgruntled defensive lineman will be in a Raiders uniform for Oakland’s Monday night game against San Diego. In addition, ESPN is saying Oakland did not give Seymour a new contract, nor a promise not to slap its franchise tag on him after this season. The former Patriots defensive lineman was traded to the Raiders last Sunday for a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, but the five-time Pro Bowler has yet to report to Oakland. For more Patriots’ updates, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
Tom Brady joined the program to discuss his upcoming charitable event supporting Best Buddies and his off-season. Tom said that he has learned not to worry about free agency decisions since he cant control any of them. Lastly he defended his over the top celebration at the Kentucky Derby.
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.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
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.
Kevin Millar joins the show to discuss the slumps of Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks, Tito's return to Fenway, and his reaction Dan Shaunghnessy's controversial column.
Ben joined the program to discuss the return of Terry Francona and said that he always had a good relationship with the former manager. Ben added that he thinks Ellsbury is in a slump due in part to the amount of left handed pitchers the team has faced.
Salty spoke with Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after he helped his team to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Red Sox return to Fenway after going 6-3 on the road trip.
Shawn Thornton talks about what went wrong in Game 4 for the Bruins.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss his reaction to game 4 of the Bruins-Rangers series, and how he sees the rest of the series playing out
Barry joined the program to discuss the Bruins disappointing loss last night at MSG. He said that he was impressed with how Rask responded to questions after the game.
Dave Maloney returned to the show to discuss his Rangers unlikely win in game 4. He said that in all his years playing and calling hockey games he had not seen a softer goal than the one Rask allowed.
Andy from Dartmouth called in to talk Bruins but the discussion quickly got off track when he mentioned his nine bee hives.
McGuire joins the show to discuss the sub-par performance from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins young defensemen, and the potential for the Rangers to get back in the series.
Shawn Thornton calls in to talk about the Bruins losing in Game 4.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Callers bitch about the Bruins loss, and we answer how long it takes to get over a relationship.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
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
Terry Francona joins the Dennis and Callahan Show to discuss his first-place Indians team as well as his time in Boston. The former Boston manager also touches on his recent book co-authored by Dan Shaughnessy and Shaughnessy's recent dust-up with David Ortiz.More from this show
A fiery Bobby Valentine joined Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley and fired back about rumors of him being late to the ballpark, the perception that he's given up on the year, and more on the 2012 Red Sox debacle.More from this show