While members of the Red Sox came under intense scrutiny for the fact that just four current players attended the funeral of franchise icon Johnny Pesky, David Pesky -- the son of the longtime shortstop, coach, broadcaster and instructor -- told Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald that the player turnout was a non-issue.
"People did what they could," David Pesky told the Herald. "We didn’t count noses at the funeral. Plus, there were people who weren’t there who did so much and who continue to do so much." David Pesky spoke specifically about the fact that second baseman Dustin Pedroia was absent from the funeral. "I can understand what he was going through. He just gets back from a long road trip, he has a small child at home and a wife who’s going on nine months...
"People did what they could," David Pesky told the Herald. "We didn’t count noses at the funeral. Plus, there were people who weren’t there who did so much and who continue to do so much."
David Pesky spoke specifically about the fact that second baseman Dustin Pedroia was absent from the funeral.
"I can understand what he was going through. He just gets back from a long road trip, he has a small child at home and a wife who’s going on nine months...
In Tuesday's Morning Mashup, we have video of a brutal tailgating fight before the Kentucky-Western Kentucky football game Saturday that will make you lose faith in society. Actually, maybe you've already lost faith in society while watching Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless spew nonsense on ESPN. In that case, we have an item on Smith being fooled by The Onion that will make you smirk.
There's also this. Rex Ryan and the Jets fell to the Steelers Sunday, getting manhandled in the second half. Though, as always, Ryan still is exuding confidence in his team's ability.
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One of the characteristics of a Rex Ryan-coached defense is that it doesn't take long to get humming in the regular season. Look at the points-allowed total after two games from 2009 to 2011 -- 16, 24 and 27, respectively.
Rex Ryan maintains confidence. I mean, you'd have to if you're wearing a shirt like that, right?
According to ESPN.com, the Patriots signed tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to a one-year contract, days after Aaron Hernandez went down with a right ankle injury. Winslow caught 75 passes for 763 yards and two touchdowns with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, and he's recorded at least 66 catches while accounting for 730 or more receiving yards in each of the last three years. The 29-year-old was taken in the first round of the 2004 draft by the Browns.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- According to multiple major league sources, Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar will interview for the Houston Astros' managerial opening in the coming days. It is not expected that Bogar will be forced to leave the team, with Astros executives planning to conduct the interview in the Tampa Bay area at some point during the Red Sox' four-game series against the Rays.
Bogar declined comment when asked about the interview.
It will be the second time Bogar has interviewed with the Astros, having been one of the candidates prior to the 2011 season. Houston ultimately hired former Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills, who was let go by the Astros on August 18 after compiling a 39-82 record to start the '12 campaign. The 45-year-old Bogar also interviewed for the Blue Jays managerial position following the '10 season before Toronto hired former Sox pitching coach John Farrell.
The Astros have already interviewed Tampa Bay bench coach...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking before his team's series-opening game against the Red Sox, Rays manager Joe Maddon expressed his surprise that Carl Crawford's stay in Boston didn't work out.
"I am," said Maddon when asked if the troubles that came with Crawford's 161-game stint with the Red Sox surprised him. "I know it's was to say CC was unable to handle that, but I thought he would because Carl just loves to play and he plays hard and he works hard. He keeps the blinders on and just stays focused. I didn't think the off the field stuff would bother him that much, because I thought he would be playing well. I thought the fans would embrace his hard-playing style.
"I never had a problem with Carl not going after it hard, and I thought the Boston fans would appreciate how hard he went after things, because that's what he did here."
Crawford, who played for Maddon from 2006-10, was dealt to the Dodgers...
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
Hour 4. Gerry is going to Trump's inauguration. Antonio Brown gets paid to stream on Facebook.
Curt Schilling joins K&C to discuss losing votes for the HOF. Schilling also touches on the HOF Class of 2017.
Hour 3. The guys continue their discussion of the baseball hall of fame. Curt Schilling calls in to give his opinion on the HOF class. Michael Floyd is living the Patriot way.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about Julian Edelman's innocuous comments which the Media spun out of control yesterday. We hear him respond to the Pittsburgh Media on a Conference Call, where he cites the Media making stuff up.
According to an article in the New York Times, Robert Kraft "Still Sore at N.F.L., Has Payback in Sight." Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to figure out if there is real animosity between Kraft and Roger Goodell.
Glenn is irate at NY Daily News' Manish Mehta for his dumb take in today's column: Belichick won't move Brady in the Offseason to make room for Jimmy G. Also, the OMF'ers revisit Colin Cowherd's assessment that Brady has had 2 "Playoff Clunkers" in a row.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots on the road to the Super Bowl, and how this is the season the Patriots should be setting their revenge sights on, not last year.
Can the Bruins be rebuilt without wholesale changes? Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss it with you.
We discuss the reported docking of a 2nd round pick for the Seahawks, and how Goodell and the league offices are still sort of making up these penalties as they go along.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.
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Fauria couldn't help himself and called into Pittsburgh sports radio to show off his (terrible) Boston accent and to troll Steelers fans. Later on, Josh Miller (co-host and former Patriots punter) calls us to trash talk to Christian.More from this show
Hour 4. Gerry enjoyed Charlotte Wilder's latest article about Tom Brady's new sleepwear. Gerry talks about the range of topics he posts on Twitter. Alex #2 calls in to talk about the breakup.More from this show
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about Mike Tomlin's comments about the Patriots, what it takes to win in the playoffs, and to give Lou and Glenn crap about missing the last interview.More from this show
Tom Brady joins the show to discuss the game against the Texans, the AFC championship versus the Steelers, his diet, and Roger Goodell.More from this show