Johnny Damon's return to Yankee Stadium as a Detroit Tiger this week turned ugly. In the ninth inning of Monday night's game, Yankee Brett Gardner slid into Tigers second baseman Carlos Guillen on a double play and sent Guillen to the disabled list. Wednesday night, Gardner was one of three players hit by a pitch, and Damon called Gardner's play "dirty" and accused the Yankees of throwing at Miguel Cabrera, which led to Tigers manager Jim Leyland's ejection. Read more about that story, plus check out which columnists are ripping Brett Favre for his latest comeback, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Jets coach Rex Ryan continued to defend himself for his foul-mouthed language on HBO's "Hard Knocks," and Ryan got emotional when talking about the crititicism he received from former Colts coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy.
“I’m always going to be myself, and I’m a good person,” Ryan said, with his voice cracking slightly. “Just because somebody cusses or whatever doesn’t make him a bad person, and just because a guy doesn’t cuss doesn’t make him a good person. I’ll stand by my merits.”
Ryan said he called Dungy and left a message with his telephone number.
"The thing is, I've been a big admirer of Tony Dungy, and I'm sure a lot of people are," Ryan said. "I felt that he unfairly judged me, and that was disappointing to me." Added Ryan: "I've invited him to come to camp or any time to spend...
According to multiple reports, a fan was taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries after falling off a staircase and about 15 feet to the ground during Wednesday's Red Sox game. Witnesses said the man was unconscious and lying in a pool of blood, with cuts on his face, after he fell off the stairwell by the right field roof deck and landed face-first on the ground.
"He had blood on his eye. ... It looked like he was hit by a foul ball," one witness told WHDH-TV (Channel 5).
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Speaking to WEEI.com after the Red Sox' 7-5 win over the Angels Wednesday night at Fenway Park, Jacoby Ellsbury said the rib that he broke when colliding with Texas pitcher Tommy Hunter Friday night was the same one he had dealt with since colliding with Adrian Beltre on April 11, residing just under the scapula bone in his back.
"Nothing new has been injured since the collision with Beltre," he noted. "Nothing."
The outfielder also said he knew immediately after colliding with Hunter that he had broken the rib, yet he chose to remain in the game, hitting three more times before being replaced in center field by Eric Patterson in the fourth inning.
"I knew I broke it when it happened," Ellsbury said. "I knew right away."
Ellsbury explained that even after he had come off the 15-day disabled list and resumed playing on Aug. 4 it felt...
According to industry sources, Red Sox catcher Adalberto Ibarra signed a minor league deal for a bonus in line with a late-sandwich pick in the draft, between $700,000 and $800,000.
Ibarra had originally agreed to terms on a five-year major league deal with a guarantee of $3 million and incentives that could push the value of the deal to $4.3 million. But the catcher, who defected from Cuba last year, failed his physical in late June due to what was deemed a relatively minor issue, but significant enough that the Sox were not comfortable with a major league deal with the prior parameters.
Still, both sides wanted to work out a deal, resulting in the restructured contract. Ibarra, whose bat speed and plate discipline give him a chance to be an above-average offensive catcher, spent some time rehabbing in Fort Myers before playing a handful of games in the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League. He was then assigned to...
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
John Buccigross discussed the World Series with the guys. Also, does he cry at movies?
The guys opened the show discussing the Giants 3rd World Series win in 5 years.
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We listen to a tribute to the late great Mayor Thomas Menino who passed away at the age of 71. Produced by Joe Zarbano.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.
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