WEEI.com has been asking our readers who they thought the Patriots should take with their first-round pick by opening a bracket with 16 names that could be available when the Patriots are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection. The second round of voting is over and the third round is now open. The bracket is down to the final four players. Click here to launch the bracket to see who is in the final four and to vote in Round 3.
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked about Tuesday night's dramatic and much-needed victory. "They needed a win," Remy said. "They needed to win desperately, because it was getting pretty ugly around there. Hopefully it can carry on, but they've still got their issues. There's no question about that."
Added Remy: "To have a meeting like they did yesterday this early in the season shows that there's not panic going on, but tremendous concern about the whole situation. Everything has gone south at once. You don't generally see that on a club. It's not a good time for that to happen."
Remy said he hopes David Ortiz does not become a nagtive influence after he was removed for a pinch hitter Tuesday night. "I have no idea how he's going to react," Remy said. "I know that had to hurt him tremendously last...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona will make his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday at noon. Francona's interview comes the day after he made some bold managerial moves against the Texas Rangers. He replaced Victor Martinez with a pinch runner in the seventh, which led to Jason Varitek leading off the eighth with a double. That was followed by Darnell McDonald pinch-hitting for Josh Reddick and hitting a game-tying homer off lefty reliever Darren Oliver.
Francona also had Mike Lowell pinch hit in the seventh for David Ortiz, marking the first time Francona has ever pinch hit for the designated hitter in a situation that mattered. According to Rob Bradford, Ortiz apparently hadn't been pinch hit for in a meaningful spot in exactly seven years, having last experienced the move when Grady Little pinch hit Manny...
Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was admitted to a hospital in Barcelona on Sunday after experiencing heart trouble, died early Wednesday. He was 89. Samaranch headed the IOC for 21 years until he stepped down in 2001. He has had health problems every since Jacques Rogge was chosen to succeed him.
Last fall, Samaranch spoke during Madrid's presentation in Copenhagen, virtually asking IOC members to send the Olympics to the Spanish capital as a favor to him. "Dear colleagues, I know that I am very near the end of my time," Samaranch said. "I am, as you know, 89 years old. May I ask you to consider granting my country the honor and also the duty to organize the games and Paralympics in 2016?"
The Jets' latest offseason splash is the signing of Dolphins defensive stalwart Jason Taylor. But Taylor brings some baggage as well, and he joins a team that has loaded up with players who have to prove they can behave to stay on the field. We've got links to stories from papers in New York and Miami that have differing views of the situation. Get the details on that, plus more links, videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.
Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.
Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.
Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.
Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.
DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.
We tackle four topics that all involve the birthday of both Bill Belichick and Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
We discuss the Red Sox after our interview with John Farrell, and Dustin Pedroia in the lead-off position has become a hot topic.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
Buster Olney joined Mut and Merloni to discuss the Lester contract offer and the trickle-down effect in the clubhouse, the defense of Xander Bogaerts, and the slow startMore from this show
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Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.More from this show