Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday. Olney was first asked about Pete Mackanin, who interviewed for the Red Sox managerial opening Monday. Olney, who covered Mackanin in the minor leagues, said the Phillies bench coach would be a solid successor to Terry Francona.
"It would be a perfect choice," Olney said. "He's smarter than a whip, he's tremendous in terms of being someone who is adaptable. I'm sure you read the stories today that he has a keen interest in some of the baseball statistics and statistical analysis, which is going to be something that if you are a general manager now you are going to want to hear. The big thing is how he deals with players. … If some guy messes up on the field, he'll deal with it. If something is out of line, he'll deal with it. Guys play hard for him."
The issue of compensation for Theo Epstein continues to linger, with Tuesday as the deadline...
The Patriots issued a statement regarding the situation surrounding wide receiver Julian Edelman Tuesday afternoon, saying they were "aware of the reports" involving Edelman, but would "defer any comment to his representatives at this time."
According to reports, officers were called to a Back Bay nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a possible assault. Edelman was arrested on a single count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. Edelman was taken into custody but posted bail and was released by police.
Edelman was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday afternoon, entering a plea of not guilty. Edelman was released on personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from the woman he allegedly assaulted.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about Edelman on his Tuesday afternoon conference call.
According to a report in the Boston Globe, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will be arraigned on charges of indecent assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.
Officers were called to a Back Bay nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a possible assault.
Edelman was arrested on a single count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. Edelman was taken into custody but posted bail and was released by police.
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Shaquille O'Neal has written an autobiography (with help from Jackie MacMullan), and he pulls no punches when it comes to his feud with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Among the revelations: Kobe was upset that Shaq did not show more support when Kobe faced rape charges in Colorado, and the team stepped in and told both players to stop taking their beefs to the media. However, Kobe ignored the team's instructions and blasted Shaq in an interview with Jim Gray.
Writes Shaq: I told Kobe, "If you ever say anything like what you said to Jim Gray ever again, I will kill you." Kobe shrugged and said, "Whatever."
O'Neal also recounts a run-in he had with then-Heat coach Pat Riley in practice, when the center pushed teammates aside and had a face-to-face screaming match with Riley.
As for his future, Shaq writes: They've already got some things cooking in Hollywood for me. Adam Sandler called me in June 2011 and...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington offered a timetable regarding when the Sox hope to have a manager by, suggesting the preference would be to make a decision prior to Thanksgiving.
"I hope it doesn't get to December," he said. "We'll see. We're going to use this week and probably part of next week to have an initial round of interviews, and there'll probably be follow-ups. Our hope is that we have a manager in place before Thanksgiving, but Tito [Francona] was after Thanksgiving. We'll see. I don't want to put a date on it."
Cherington explained the organization's stance following the team's first interview for its vacant managerial position, conducted with Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin.
The general manager said that the Red Sox would interview Milwaukee hitting coach Dale Sveum Wednesday, with the possibility of more interviews to be scheduled later in the week. Cherington estimated he would be talking to...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Deflategate rage explodes on the guys. They argue whether Brady is dragging it out or he should defend his innocence and the callers get in on the action.More from this show
Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.More from this show