Mike Gambino is returning to his alma mater to become Boston College's next baseball coach. Gambino, who played for the Eagles from 1997-2000, spent the past four seasons as an assistant to former BC coach Pete Hughes at Virginia Tech. He replaces Mik Aoki, who left to become head coach at Notre Dame.
“We are very excited to bring back Mike Gambino as our new head coach,” athletic director Gene DeFilippo said in a press release. “As a former player and assistant coach here, Mike has the experience and passion to bring the baseball program to the next level. He has already hit the ground running.”
After graduating from BC and earning second-team All-New England honors, Gambino played in the Red Sox' minor league system for two years. He then became a special assistant to the Red Sox' major league staff. In 2002, he was a coach for the Single-A Lowell Spinners. After serving as a BC...
Legendary BC High football coach Jim Cotter, who retired in 2004 after 41 years guiding the Eagles, died early Tuesday morning at the age of 73. Cotter had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis since being diagnosed in 2006.
Cotter, who also served as the school's athletic director for many years, had a career record of 236-149-17. He led the Eagles to two Super Bowl titles (1977 and 2000).
Cotter was a two-sport athlete at Boston College after graduating from BC High in 1955. He returned to the Dorchester school to teach history before becoming a guidance counselor there.
Umpire Phil Cuzzi is taking some heat for blowing a key call at home in Sunday's Mets-Giants game that cost San Francisco a win. He also yelled at some Mets players, who didn't like the way Cuzzi was calling pitches. The New York Daily News reports that some disciplinary action from Major League Baseball is expected for Cuzzi, who last month ejected a Dodgers player AFTER a game. Read more about that, plus get caught up on the latest controversy at the Tour de France, where new leader Alberto Contador was booed on the podium and later issued an apology for passing Andy Schleck while the previous leader had a mechanical problem. It's all at Tuesday's Morning Mashup, along with videos of Celtics big man Glen Davis dancing alone, a soccer playing attacking an official, and a fan getting tased at a minor league baseball game.
Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in one of the most efficient outings of his career, leading the Red Sox to a much-needed 2-1 victory in Oakland against the Athletics. Matsuzaka allowed just one run on two hits in 6 2/3 innings, needing just 89 pitches to record 20 outs.
Though he was touched in the third inning for a solo homer by Rajai Davis, Matsuzaka otherwise dominated the A's, retiring 10 in a row at one point. He finished the outing with six strikeouts and two walks, improving his record to 7-3 with a 4.29 ERA.
After the Sox fell behind, 1-0, on the Davis homer, the team responded immediately with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. Eric Patterson led off the inning with a triple, and was chased home by a David Ortiz sac fly. With the game tied, 1-1, Adrian Beltre delivered a two-out solo homer to left-center against A's starter Ben Sheets. It was Beltre's 15th homer of the season.
Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell received a cortisone injection in his right hip on Monday, manager Terry Francona told reporters. After a few days of rest, he will begin a four-game minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday.
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.More from this show