Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling checked in with the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to offer his opinions on the state of the team.
The big topic of discussion this week has been the struggles of John Lackey. Schilling had plenty to say about the former Angels hurler who has yet to live up to his big free agent contract in Boston.
"I don't know that you've gotten much different than what was [in Anaheim]," Schilling said. "This was a guy who always pitched to contact, a guy who didn't have — with maybe the exception of a year – was never a high strikeout guy, coming to the biggest and best and most potent offensive division in baseball.
"I know he's someone who has always hated pitching in Fenway. He made multiple comments after multiple series — especially in the postseason — about pitching here. I was surprised to see him sign here, actually. I don't know what the competitive...
Bruins legend Bobby Orr joined Mut & Merloni live from the Pinehills Golf Club for a charity golf event benefiting Mark Herzlich's foundation. Orr discussed the Bruins' Stanley Cup run and offered updates on a couple of players his agency represents.
“The Bruins have given us a lot to cheer about and talk about," Orr said. "The heart that that team showed this year was incredible. Again, [Tim] Thomas shows that you cannot win without goaltending. This guy was incredible. If you look at that team everyone did something, someone came up one night and the next night it was someone else.”
Orr was asked about the Stanley Cup and its whereabouts. Orr noted how it is much different from when it was back when he won titles with the Bruins in 1970 and '72.
“We didn’t get it like they do today," he said. "We had it for the parade and that was it. I think it is wonderful. The Stanley Cup will be all over...
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning with guest hosts Bob Ryan and Kathryn Tappen.
Jon Lester left Tuesday night's outing after four innings with a lat strain. With Clay Buchholz hurt, Daisuke Matsuzaka out and John Lackey struggling, there is great concern about the Red Sox pitching staff.
"It's starting to remind me a little bit of last year, and I hope that's not the case, because last year injuries destroyed the team," Remy said. "What it's destroying right now is the starting rotation, and that's not a good sign at all."
Left-hander Andrew Miller has impressed in his three starts with the Sox. Remy said the key is control.
"The thing that's impressed me about him is that his changeup is very good," Remy said. "His fastball is not Randy Johnson-like; it's not 99. But he gets it in the mid-90s and he's got that good changeup...
The Red Sox' contest against the Blue Jays, which was delayed with two outs in the top of the eighth inning by rain, is schedule to resume at approximately 10:05 p.m.
Umpires called for the tarp at 9:24 p.m., with the Red Sox leading, 6-3. Daniel Bard had come on in relief of Tim Wakefield in the top of the eighth after the knuckleballer had delivered seven strong innings, limited Toronto to three runs on nine hits. The Red Sox, meanwhile, had been powered by three extra-base hits each by Jacoby Ellsbury (who achieved a career high with his 10th homer, a leadoff shot to right in the first) and Kevin Youkilis.
The latest major media outlet to question the NBA's accounting practices is The New York Times, which ran a piece Tuesday claiming the league is grossly exaggerating its losses — in fact, insisting that the league is "fundamentally a healthy and profitable business." Wednesday morning, the league fired back, claiming the numbers used in the report (which came from Forbes and Financial World estimates) "do not reflect reality" and detailing the alleged inaccuracies.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
The guys chat about the potential of a loss tonight and if they'd be "OK" with it. Is 16-0 the end-all, be-all?
Fauria calls the guys to talk about the game and why he is one of the few that feels that the Pats can win tonight. He just doesn't think Osweiler is ready for the challenge. Also, we get the inactives and Chris' final thoughts on the game.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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