BALTIMORE -- Red Sox starter Jon Lester, reflecting on the anniversary of his team's season-ending 4-3 loss to the Orioles on Sept. 28, 2011, suggested that the 2012 season has been a far more difficult one to endure than was the 7-20 struggle to the end of 2011.
"This is something that a lot of us have never experienced. I don’t know how organizations can let their teams do this year in and year out," said Lester. "It’s tough. It’s tough mentally. It’s tough physically. It’s tough to show up at the field every day with a positive attitude.
"I think last year, it was like somebody walking up to you and punching you in the face, and you go, ‘What happened?’ Then you move on. This year is kind of like, one week you’ve got somebody coming up and not really hitting you hard, but hitting you. The next week, they come up and do the same thing. It builds throughout...
Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey threw the seventh no-hitter in the majors in 2012 Friday night as the Reds blanked the Pirates, 1-0, at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. It was the first time since 1971 that the Pirates were held hitless, when Bob Gibson authored his only career no-hitter.
Bailey struck out 10 and walked one and was the beneficiary of an error ruling on Gold Glove third baseman Scott Rolen in the third inning. Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes opened the third inning with a chopper to Rolen at third. Rolen tried to backhand the ball and his skipped off his glove, bounced high in the air and landed in short left field. The official scorer immediately ruled error on Rolen.
The only other baserunner was Andrew McCutchen, who walked with one out in the seventh. He stole second but was thrown out trying to steal third for the third out.
For Cincinnati, which has won a major league-leading 95 games, it marks their 15th no-...
BALTIMORE -- Scott Podsednik's bunt single to lead off the top of the first inning was the only hit that the Red Sox managed, as Orioles starter Chris Tillman dominated en route to an easy 9-1 victory.
Tillman needed just 100 pitches to sail through eight innings in which he permitted just Podsednik's bunt single while walking two and striking out four. The right-hander improved to 9-2 with a 2.78 ERA.
Though the Sox manufactured a run in the top of the first, as Podsednik reached second on a throwing error, advanced to third on a sac bunt and scored on Dustin Pedroia's sacrifice fly. But that lead proved short-lived.
Aaron Cook, in his worst outing of the year, was battered for six runs on five hits (including two homers) and three walks in just one-plus inning of work. Thus concluded a season in which Cook showed early promise before getting hammered down the stretch. He permitted 15 homers in just 94 innings this season...
The NFL announced Friday afternoon that Ravens safety Ed Reed was fined $21,000 for his hit on Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch during last Sunday's game in Baltimore. Reed, who delivered the second-half shot on Branch in the 31-30 win for the Ravens, was ruled to have "struck a defenseless player in the head and neck area," according to the Baltimore Sun. Branch dropped the pass and Reed was given a 15-yard personal foul on the play. However, there didn't appear to be any ill will between the two -- they slapped hands after the incident, and Branch stayed in the game.
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In his first press conference since the departure of teammate Ray Allen, Celtics center Kevin Garnett told reporters gathered at Media Day, "I don’t have Ray’s number anymore. I’m not trying to communicate with him. I’m just being honest with everybody in here. It’s not that I wish him less than or whatever, it’s just what it is."
Allen and Garnett both arrived in Boston prior to the 2007-08 NBA season, when the pair made a championship run alongside Paul Pierce. Garnett illustrated his loyalty to the Celtics, signing a three-year, $36 million extension.
"My No. 1 reason for coming back, obviously, was Doc," said Garnett. "Doc being here is huge. I enjoy playing for him. The guys, the city, the fans here are by far the best fans that I’ve ever been a part of, and all that stuck with me -- along with some family motivation and other things of that nature. ...
"You want to...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
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.
Hour 4. Milo is done after advocating for pedophilia. The guys dive into the Red Sox roster.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry's dream of doing play-by-play is over.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski joins Kirk and Gerry in Fort Myers.
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Nerlens Noel, and dumped Andrew Bogut in the process, leading the guys to wonder why the Celts weren't pursuing 6'11" power forward/center.
Chris Mannix, Yahoo! Sports joined the show to give the latest on the NBA trade deadline.
The guys acknowledge that the Green-teamers will defend Danny whether he makes a move or not.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the C's lack of moves at the NBA trade deadline and try and figure out why, and what is the next best opportunity for the Celts to make a move?
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the comments made by Dave Dombrowski on K&C this morning concerning John Farrell and his in-game management.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.More from this show
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.More from this show
Hour 1. Evan Drellich attacked Kirk and Gerry for their interview with John Farrell. Kirk had an accident.More from this show
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.More from this show
Hour 2. Curtis brought his dog. Kirk saw Fences. Lou thought Trenni got in the way.More from this show