FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick sent his condolences to Eagles coach Andy Reid, whose 29-year-old son Garrett was found dead this morning by an Eagles team official at their camp at Lehigh University.
"Very sad," Belichick said at his Sunday news conference. "Andy is a good friend of mine. My heart goes out to him and his family."
Belichick and Andy Reid are very close friends and the two longest tenured head coaches in the NFL. Authorities investigating the death have ruled out foul play and suicide.
After not starting Saturday due to a minor groin injury, Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup as the Red Sox finish off their four-game series with the Twins. Ellsbury will hit leadoff, with Ryan Kalish playing right field and hitting eighth.
The following is the Red Sox lineup against Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Cody Ross DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Ryan Kalish RF
Mike Aviles SS
Franklin Morales will get the start for the Red Sox. To look at all the matchups, click here.
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Red Sox infielder Nick Punto minced no words to describe his team's 6-4 loss to the Twins on Saturday, a contest in which the Sox held a 2-1 lead after seven innings and a 4-2 advantage after eight.
"They're all devastating now. You get this late in the season and you look in the standings and we're not really sitting in a great position in the wild card. There are a lot of teams. We really can't afford to lose games like that," said Punto. "There's too much talent in this room for us not to be playing a little better."
Punto was a member of a 2011 Cardinals team that went on a huge season-ending surge to not only reach the playoffs but to role through them en route to a World Series title. After 108 games, St. Louis was 5 1/2 games out of a playoff spot -- a very similar position to the one in which the Red Sox (5 games out of the second wild card spot, and 5 1/2 games behind Oakland for the top spot) currently find...
David Ortiz continues to work his way back from a right Achilles injury that has forced him to miss the last two weeks. On Saturday night, he said he's making progress but won't rush back and risk a serious injury that could end his career.
"I'm planning to keep on playing baseball and I don't want to do anything stupid and put my career in jeopardy," said Ortiz, who was eligible to come off the disabled list on Wednesday. "I have to do what they tell me to do. It's hard. It's real hard but it's better to be smart than being stupid. I want to be out there, regardless, but it doesn't depend on me. It depends on how fast my injury heals up and I can go back on the field without running any risk. It's a serious injury and you have to go day-by-day with it."
Ortiz would not commit to returning before the 10-game homestand ends on Wednesday against the Rangers.
"Everything is going pretty much the way they...
After giving up the go-ahead three-run homer to Joe Mauer in top of the ninth in a gut-wrenching 6-4 loss to the Twins at Fenway, Red Sox closer Alfredo Aceves unleashed some frustration toward home plate umpire David Rackley for not calling a third strike that would've ended the game. Instead, after the 2-2 pitch at the knees was called just outside, setting up a 3-2 fastball down the middle that Mauer didn't miss, driving it over the Monster in left.
"I have nothing to say to that," Aceves said when asked how tough a loss the 6-4 setback was. "I felt good. I felt good. Why don't you ask the umpire how much he missed the pitch before, ask him.
"It's part of the game, mistakes. I think [missed strike call] was a mistake. I made a mistake on the next pitch and it cost us the game."
Aceves said afterward that teammates Cody Ross and Carl Crawford came up to him in the dugout after the home run after gave him...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 6 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the latest season ending injury for Gronk and the joint statement released by the team last night.More from this show