Former Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman died early Friday morning of congestive heart failure at the age of 82, the Red Sox confirmed. Gorman had been ill for almost a year before passing away at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side.
"All he wanted to do was make it to Opening Day," nephew Tom Dougherty told the media.
Gorman, a Rhode Island native, served as Red Sox GM from 1984-93 and remained in the team's front office after he was replaced by Dan Duquette. Gorman was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002.
“Lou Gorman was a giant in our industry,” Sox GM Theo Epstein said in a statement. “During half a century in the game, Lou impacted and helped so many people in countless ways. We’ll dearly miss this good, humble man who leaves an unmistakable legacy on the Red Sox...
MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday to talk about the Red Sox' prospects for the 2011 season.
Reynolds joined the legion of prognosticators predicting the Red Sox will win the American League East. He noted that the Sox have a deep bench and should be able to overcome injuries, plus there are some talented minor leaguers in the system who could lure another quality player to Boston in a trade. "The Red Sox are so deep. If they don't win, shame on them," Reynolds said. "They've got it perfectly set up, and they should win it. … They've got the whole gamut covered right now pretty good."
However, Reynolds said the AL East is too strong for the Red Sox to expect 100 wins. "I just don't think 100 wins is that easy to do," he said. "I think it's going to be a little more difficult than more people think."
Reynolds cautioned people who are predicting the...
A female Baltimore sports talk radio personality filed an $800,000 defamation lawsuit against a rival radio host for comments that she was unqualified for her job and had "personal, sexual and/or inappropriate relationships" with pro athletes. Jennifer Royle, who left New York's YES network in 2010 to work for Baltimore cable network MASN and radio station 105.7 "The Fan," is suing Nestor Aparicio, two of his co-workers and the station Aparicio owns, WNST. Royle said she needed to seek mental health treatment to treat "severe emotional distress" after the comments, including one that "she looks like a stripper."
Read more about that story, plus check out video of the Lakers-Mavericks brouhaha that led to five ejections, as well as the 5-foot-10 Division 3 guard who won Thursday's college slam dunk competition, at...
Two games after returning from a pinky injury, Rajon Rondo dished out 14 assists against no turnovers and scored 22 points on 11-of-20 shooting to lead the Celtics to a 107-97 victory against the NBA-leading Spurs in San Antonio on Thursday night.
Also reaching double figures for the Celtics (52-22) were Paul Pierce (21), Kevin Garnett (20), Glen Davis (16) and Ray Allen (13). Returning after missing 56 games due to knee injuries, Jermaine O'Neal scored five points in 11 minutes as the C's handed the Spurs their fifth straight loss.
For more on the Celtics, visit weei.com/celtics.
Former Patriots running back Laurence Maroney was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Maroney, a first-round pick of New England in 2006, was arrested with others Jan. 17 in his hometown of St. Louis after police approached cars slowing in traffic, smelled marijuana and located weapons in one of the cars. According to the Post-Dispatch, the circuit attorney's office said an investigation determined those in possession of handguns broke no laws. Four others who were with Maroney that evening also face a misdemeanor drug charge.
Maroney played in New England for four-plus seasons, and was traded by the Patriots to the Broncos early in the 2010 season. Denver has not opted to re-sign him, leaving him a free agent.
For more Patriots...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show
Hosts: Tyler Burnett and Robbie Mays discuss fantasy racing ahead of the Pure Michigan 400.More from this show