Speaking after his team's game against the Nationals Sunday, Mets catcher Kelly Shoppach denied any involvement in the organization of the Red Sox players' July 26 meeting with ownership.
It had been stated in a New York Daily News report Sunday that Shoppach had authored the text message sent to the Red Sox owners, sending it on Adrian Gonzalez' cell phone.
"I’m really disappointed that my name was even brought up in that,” Shoppach told reporters in Washington Sunday. “I wasn’t behind any texts. I actually didn’t even attend the meeting. It was on an off-day in New York and I stayed back in Texas with my family. I’ve already gotten a few text messages from former teammates apologizing that my name was even brought up in it."
When asked about the Daily News report, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington would only say, "We're trying to move on and focus on what's going on up here. There's...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that right-hander Daniel Bard, currently armed with a 7.45 ERA while having walked 29 and struck out 30 in 29 innings in Triple-A Pawtucket, definitely will return to the big leagues to pitch this year. While Cherington did not give a timetable to the pitcher's return, he said unequivocally that the right-hander is best served moving forward by a return to the majors, regardless of his performance in Triple-A.
"He’s going to be back in the big leagues before the year is over, I don’t know when it’s going to be. It’s important to get him back here in this environment again and being around people he knows well, so we’re trying to find the right time to do that that’s fair to everyone," Cherington said. "He’s not the first really good pitcher to go through a down time. He’s going to come back from it. We’re going to help him come back...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox officials plan to meet with Carl Crawford on Monday's off-day to determine the appropriate action for the outfielder's strained ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. While no medical tests are planned, the team wants to get a sense of whether or not the injury is getting better or worse in order to decide whether he can keep playing or if he will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
"We thought we'd kind of circle up tomorrow, use the off-day, talk to him again and sort of look at all the available information again and just trying to work with him trying to figure out the right path for him and for us," general manager Ben Cherington said.
Crawford is hitting .283 with a .308 OBP, .487 slugging mark and .795 OPS in 30 games, not far off his career marks of .292/.332/.441/.774. Cherington said there's "no clear answer" to whether it's more valuable to keep Crawford in the lineup now, as the...
The Red Sox will send Josh Beckett to the mound as they look to take the final game of a three-game series against the Yankees in New York. For the second straight game, Ryan Lavarnway is behind the plate for the Sox. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is the team's deginated hitter.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
5. Ryan Lavarnway, C
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, DH
7. Scott Podsednik, RF
8. Pedro Ciriaco, SS
9. Nick Punto, 3B
SP -- Josh Beckett
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Both right tackle Sebastian Vollmer and tight end Daniel Fells are close to coming off the physically unable to perform list, according to a report from Comcast Sports Net. Vollmer has dealt with injury issues for much of the last year, including a back problem, while Fells reportedly re-aggravated a knee injury he suffered last season while with Denver. Both were sidelined throughout the spring and summer practice sessions.
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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.
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.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
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.
Rob Bradford sits down with new Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina to discuss the behind-the-scenes scenario that led him back to the Red Sox, the ins and outs of his job, and his take on the comparison between his former player, Mike Trout, and Mookie Betts.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox catcher, and newly-named ESPN analyst, David Ross to break down the good and the bad when it comes to the two Super Bowl teams' fans. Ross, who grew up near Atlanta and played for the Braves, offers examples of what separates the fan bases. He also adds some interesting insight into how close he came to not retiring at the end of the 2016 season.
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. Darrelle Revis has gotten himself into a lot of trouble in Pennsylvania. Red Sox ownership holds a press conference from Spring Training.
Hour 3. Mut's history as a radio host is revisited. Kirk's latest podcast features some in depth talk about radio in Boston with Glenn Ordway.
Hour 2. The guys discuss whether the Patriots should consider trading Jimmy Garoppolo. President Trump held an interesting press conference.
Lou says that Rob Bradford is wrong when talking about Mookie Betts beating the shift and maybe joining him on his podcast to talk about it. Lou also ask Christian what happened to him yesterday during the segment with Rob and how Christian seemed to disappear.
John Karalis of RedsArmy.com joins Lou and Christian to talk Celtics and the twitter beef between him and Lou. They also talk about how money doesn't get you what it used to when talking Horford's max deal and the Sandoval's contract
Jovn calls in from Malden to talk about the foul call on Marcus Smart from last night game and saying it was the right call. But being a ref himself he is used to taking the abuse from fans and Lou suggest we should go out and hug a ref.
Holley and Keefe discuss the Celtics loss in Chicago and the tough foul call on Marcus Smart that basically handed the Bulls the victory.
With All-Star weekend and the dunk contest upon us, Keefe and Holley discuss the NBA's current best dunkers, plus our top 5 all-time greatest dunk artists.
Keefer Madness is back, and a strange pet saves the friggin' day. Plus LAROY Streat is back on the mic.
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.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.
On this weeks episode of the WEEI SoccerCast Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the demolition of Barcelona and Arsenal, if the Gunners should fire Wenger, and if the Revs made a good trade?
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the week with a review of Thursday and Friday's K&C shows.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey breakdown the Avengers: Infinity War Featurette. Plus an extended "This Week in #DORK" covering DC directors, Legion, The Walking Dead and more.
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