Details emerged about a dispute that occurred during a Celtics-Suns game in Phoenix last month in which Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird and his brother, New York Yankees prospect Brandon Laird, were arrested. According to a newspaper report, the dispute allegedly started when the Lairds' grandfather was accused of groping the wife of Celtics guard Eddie House. Read more about this, plus get links to the day's top stories, videos and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.
The Red Sox signed catcher Gustavo Molina to a minor league contract. The 27-year-old Molina -- who is no relation to the catching brothers Javier, Bengie, and Yadier Molina -- spent last season in the Washington Nationals organization, playing in 72 games for Triple-A Syracuse. Molina last played in the major leagues with the New York Mets, appearing in two games in the 2008 season. The Venezuela native played in a combined 17 big league games with the Orioles and White Sox in '07. He has four hits in 34 at-bats (.118) during his time in the majors. After 762 minor league games, Molina has a career .235 batting average with 46 home runs.
Rashard Lewis' layup with 1.3 seconds gave the Magic a 96-94 win over the Celtics Thursday night in Orlando. The Magic had trailed by as many as 16 points before battling back. Rasheed Wallace's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was well off the mark, leaving the Celts with their second loss in three tries against the Magic this season. Ray Allen paced the C's with 20 points, while Wallace chipped with 17. Lewis led all scorers with 23 points, while his teammate Dwight Howard poured in 11 fourth-quarter points on his way to 19 points and 10 rebounds. For the complete recap of the Celtics' loss, click here.
Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday that getting a chance to play in his home state of Florida again would be “a dream come true.”
Wilfork, who just finished the final year of a six-year contract, is upset with the state of his current contractual situation, and told WEEI as much earlier this week. And the Florida native took it up a notch when he told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thursday that two fruitless years of trying to negotiate an extension in New England have left him pondering the idea of playing for Miami or Tampa Bay.
“We’ve been waiting for two years. Been trying to talk for two years. I did all the things I could do. Did all the right things to the point people questioned me why I did it. Why I was the good soldier. Why I playing through...
Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team, Thursday night, as voted by the conference's coaches. It's Rondo's first selection and the eighth for Pierce. The duo joins Kevin Garnett in giving the Celtics three representatives, which is more than any other team in the NBA.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
It's a baseball round table from the winter meetings in Orlando, Rob Bradford talks with Ian Browne, Scott Lauber, Tim Britton, and Jason Mastrodonato.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Our favorite segment of the week, Answer the question Kirk. Today he answered how many sexual partners he has had.
Our departing producer Thom and our new producer Craig took to the scale to see who was bigger.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle in North Korea.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Shawn Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.More from this show