Red Sox radio voice Joe Castiglione is one of 41 broadcasters selected by fans to advance to a second round of voting for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award. Castiglione was one of 200 eligible broadcasters who advanced to the next round based on fan voting. The Frick Award is presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Fans can vote on the Hall of Fame's website through Oct. 5. Three finalists will be placed on the final ballot joining seven other finalists, which will be announced on Oct. 9. The winner will be determined by a Hall of Fame committee and will be announced at the Winter Meetings in December.
FOXBORO -- After watching the game film on Monday of the season-opening 34-13 win over the Titans in Nashville, Bill Belichick praised his team for its complete effort.
"I thought players really did a good job," Belichick said. "They deserve really all the credit for the outcome of the game. I thought we played physically for 60 minutes and made plays in all three phases of the game. We scored 27 points offensively, that's OK, didn't turn the ball over.
"Defensively, we had a solid day. In special teams, we had real good field position, defensively we played on a long field and had a few short-field [offensive] opportunities between the defense and the special teams so those things were good."
The Patriots had a very active day on defense, intercepting the ball once, returning a strip-sack fumble for a touchdown while another fumble recovery was overruled by instant replay.
BOLTON -- David Krejci said prior to Monday's Bruins golf tournament that he hopes Tim Thomas eventually comes back to the Bruins.
The Thomas subject has been a rather touchy one when it comes to the Bruins. He told them after the season he'd be taking the year off, leaving them with a potential salary cap burden. Furthermore, his exit paved the way for Tuukka Rask to get his chance as a starting goaltender.
Bruins players have generally danced around the subject of what might happen if Thomas were to return after next season, but when Krejci brought up the subject Monday at the team's golf tournament in Bolton, the center made it clear that wants Thomas back with the Bruins.
"I was in shock a little bit just like everybody else I guess, but you've got to respect his personal life," Krejci said when asked his reaction to Thomas' decision. "If he wants to take a year off, then he should do what he feels is right for...
BOLTON -- Wearing an NHLPA hat with his golf attire, Bruins defenseman and former player rep Andrew Ference said prior to the team's golf tournament Monday that he doesn't see much reason for optimism that a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before the current one expires this Saturday.
"I don't know if optimistic's the right word, not with the way things have been going so far," Ference said. "It's pretty tough to be optimistic. I think at the beginning of the summer there were a lot of great talks. Hopefully that can continue and we can see some progress. Obviously this next week or two is pretty big."
Upwards of 200 NHL players are set to meet this week in New York, as will the league's board of governors.
"Hopefully they'll get some different viewpoints on the table and let some of the other people talk from around the league," Ference said. "… You'd hope that in the next...
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, coming off Sunday's 125-yard, one-touchdown rushing performance in a 34-13 victory over the Titans, joined Mut & Merloni (and Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Troy Brown) on WEEI's Patriots Monday to talk about his breakout performance.
"I wasn't expecting to have -- what was it, 21 carries, 124, 125 [yards], something like that?" Ridley said. "I definitely didn't see that coming. But a goal that I set for myself going into each game is I want to try to get a hundred on the ground for this offense. Because we have such a strong passing attack, and I think that the creases are in there. So, for me, that is my main focus that I'm focusing onto.
"Going into what I over-expected or didn't see coming, I definitely didn't see a bill-25 on the ground yesterday. But I'm thankful. I'm very blessed that I was able to go out there and do that."
Ridley was benched late last season after...
Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
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.
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.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
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.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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