Speaking to WEEI.com at the Hard Rock Cafe during an event to celebrate the release of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary commemorative album, Daniel Bard said the cut on his pitching referenced by Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine after his team's 6-5 win in Baltimore Wednesday was a non-issue.
"It's not a big deal at all," said the Red Sox pitcher. "I've had it since high school."
The cut resides the area between Bard's right thumb and forefinger and is opened up by his nail, usually when executing various fastballs. Between starts he often uses Super Glue to toughen up the area.
"I've filed the nail down," Bard explained. "I've had it bleed where blood was dripping down, but it wasn't that bad [Wednesday]. We try and heal it between every start, but it tends to reopen. As long as I can limit it from ripping."
Valentine cited the the cut when conducting his postgame interview with NESN Wednesday...
According to the New York Daily News, "rumors are flying in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles" that the Yankees could soon be put up for sale by the Steinbrenner family. The report indicates the family is considering its options following the April sale of the Dodgers for a record $2.175 billion.
Yankees president Randy Levine denied the report. "I can say to you there is absolutely, positively nothing to this," he said. "The Steinbrenners are not selling the team."
But the Daily News' sources paint a picture of a family that has not inherited George Steinbrenner's love of owning the team.
Said one source of general partner Hal Steinbrenner: "Hal hates the players, and he hates the media."
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After watching his team finish off a 5-3 road trip -- while going 11-9 during a stretch of 20 straight games -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine offered the highest praise for his club while conducting his postgame interview on NESN.
"We play like this the rest of the season," Valentine said after the Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Orioles Wednesday, "we're going to win the championship."
With their latest win, the Red Sox improve to .500, having won 10 of their last 13 games. Over that stretch Valentine's team leads the majors in runs scored and OPS. Over the 13 games, the Sox pitching staff is third in the major leagues in ERA (3.00), with its starters claiming the big league's second-best ERA (3.14).
"I’m ecstatic," Valentine told reporters after the win over the O's. "The credit goes the...
PHILADELPHIA -- Avery Bradley missed his second-straight game because of injuries to both his shoulders and the Globe reported via a source close to the player that it was, "in the 'high 90's' percentile that Bradley will be shut down and may require surgery."
Before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, which the Celtics lost 82-75, coach Doc Rivers said, "We’re just going to keep saying day to day but we really don’t know. It’s a hard injury with both shoulders now being involved."
A team source said no definitive action has been decided yet and there were "tough decisions" to be made.
Bradley has been a vital part of the Celtics' resurgence over the second half of the season thanks to his tenacious on-the-ball defense. His injured left shoulder had popped out repeatedly...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Celtics made just 26-of-78 shots Wednesday and shot just 33 percent as they failed to close out the 76ers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Wells Fargo Center. In forcing a Game 7 Saturday in Boston, the Sixers didn't exactly light it up, as they had just 33 points at halftime and finished shooting 46 percent for the game in an 82-75 win.
The Celtics defense has been solid in the series, allowing Philadelphia to score just 82, 92 and 82 points in their three wins. But Wednesday night, the Celtics were done in by poor shooting from the floor and 17 turnovers that led to 19 Philadelphia points.
"We did OK," Rajon Rondo said of Boston's defense. "I think we could've done a lot better. Pick-and-roll defense and then it comes down to individual 1-on-1 defense. We did hold them to 82 but I think we could've held them to 70 or the high 60s."
Rondo and the Celtics were done in by...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut talked about Phil Simms and the Pats win in Pittsburgh and heard from a crazed Mad Dog.More from this show
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter talked about Tom Brady's comments regarding domestic abuse and reacted to Rashad Jennings continued support of Josh Brown.More from this show