Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield, at 43 years, 352 days, would become the oldest pitcher in franchise history to win a game should he claim a victory in Oakland on Tuesday night. The knuckleballer would surpass the record established by Dennis Eckersley, who claimed a victory in relief at 43 years, 349 days on Sept. 17, 1998.
Wakefield (3-8, 5.65) will get the ball on Tuesday night, but with Clay Buchholz (Wednesday) and Josh Beckett (Friday) scheduled to return to the rotation in the coming days, Wakefield is likely to lose his regular turn in the rotation following Tuesday's outing.
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Red Sox catcher Gustavo Molina, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Molina appeared in four games (all Sox losses), going 1-for-7. He was designated in order to clear a major league roster spot for Dusty Brown. Molina has appeared in 21 games with the PawSox this year, hitting .239/.292/.418/.710 with three homers in 21 games.
Bill Ingram of Hoops World has tweeted that free agent shooting guard Larry Hughes has narrowed his list of teams down to the Lakers, Heat, Celtics and Bobcats. Hughes finished the 2009-10 season with Charlotte.
The eighth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Hughes has played for the 76ers, Warriors, Wizards, Cavaliers, Bulls, Knicks and Bobcats over his 12-year career. He has averaged 14.2 points, 3.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds.
Hughes would seemingly fill the void that was created when Tony Allen departed for Memphis earlier this month.
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According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Cubs manager Lou Piniella, who is 14th all-time among managers in wins, will retire following the conclusion of the baseball season.
Piniella played in the majors as an outfielder from 1964-1984 for the Orioles, Indians, Royals, and Yankees. His managerial career saw stops in the Bronx, Cincinnati, Seattle, and Tampa Bay before Chicago. He has led the Cubs to two NL Central titles, though they are currently fourth in the division.
Known for his temper and vocal approach to the game, Piniella, now 67, managed the Reds to a World Series victory and has been named Manager of the Year in his respective league three times (1995, 2001, 2008).
Mike Gambino is returning to his alma mater to become Boston College's next baseball coach. Gambino, who played for the Eagles from 1997-2000, spent the past four seasons as an assistant to former BC coach Pete Hughes at Virginia Tech. He replaces Mik Aoki, who left to become head coach at Notre Dame.
“We are very excited to bring back Mike Gambino as our new head coach,” athletic director Gene DeFilippo said in a press release. “As a former player and assistant coach here, Mike has the experience and passion to bring the baseball program to the next level. He has already hit the ground running.”
After graduating from BC and earning second-team All-New England honors, Gambino played in the Red Sox' minor league system for two years. He then became a special assistant to the Red Sox' major league staff. In 2002, he was a coach for the Single-A Lowell Spinners. After serving as a BC...
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.
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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