Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, at Game 2 of the World Series to receive the Roberto Clemente Award, said that his recent comments that signing with the Yankees was "something that I gotta think about" were misconstrued. Instead, the free agent-to-be -- who has been with the Red Sox for nine seasons, and ranks fifth in franchise history with 320 homers, sixth with 1,028 RBI and fourth with a .958 OPS -- said that he wants to return to the Red Sox.
"I never said that I would sign with the Yankees. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no," Ortiz told reporters in St. Louis. "They asked me if I would play for the Yankees. I said I would think about it. But I didn't confirm to nobody that I would play for the Yankees. I'm still a Red Sox, aren't I? ...
"Of course, I would like to come back," he added. "They have a lot of things going on right now. So, once they go through all the...
Bruin fans conducted their second annual "Thank You, Kessel" chant in October as Tyler Seguin and the Bruins destroyed the Maple Leafs, 6-2, at TD Garden on Thursday night.
While Seguin, the team's leader in points, was one of the night's stars with a goal and two assists, the Bruins were able to go from trailing 1-0 to leading thanks to a strong first period from defenseman Andrew Ference. The B's alternate captain assisted the Bruins' three goals in the first period, tying a career high in both assists and points. The Bruins received goals from Nathan Horton, Zdeno Chara, Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin.
Tim Thomas picked up the victory for the Bruins. The reigning Vezina winner has been between the pipes for all three of the Bruins' victories this season. Jonas Gustavsson allowed all six goals for Tortonto, who suffered their first regulation loss of the season (4-1-1).
With the win, the...
With the Red Sox and Cubs struggling to see eye-to-eye on a compensation agreement that would permit Sox general manager Theo Epstein to become the president of baseball operations in Chicago, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig suggested that he may have to mediate the matter to achieve a resolution. The commissioner addressed the matter on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Radio prior to Game 2 of the World Series.
Asked if he was expecting that he would have to serve as an arbitrator between the Red Sox and Cubs, Selig left the door open.
"It is a possibility," Selig told host Chris Russo. "No question, it is a possibility."
Selig also expressed his displeasure with the revelations about the consumption by Red Sox pitchers of beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse during games, though he said that he did not feel that it was the place of his office to handle the matter.
"You know that I'm very concerned about...
The NBA and the union that represents the players have broken off talks after three days under the auspices of federal mediator George Cohen. "Ultimately we were unable to bridge the gap that separates the two parties," deputy commissioner Adam Silver said.
There are no further talks scheduled at the moment. Although Silver said the league was not prepared to cancel games yet, this is obviously a serious setback for a process that is now in its 112th day.
Silver said the talks broke down over the split of the revenue with the owners offering 50 percent of basketball related income (BRI) and the players stuck at 52.5 percent. Silver also said that the two sides remained divided over system issues, which the league continues to frame as a competitive balance issue.
The NBPA offered a different take on the latest round of meetings. "You guys were lied to earlier," NBPA president Derek Fisher said. "It's that simple....
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the 2011 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, honoring a major league player for contributions on and off the field. The award honors the legacy of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, a member of the 3,000-hit club in his decorated career with the Pirates who died in a plane crash while trying to distribute supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua.
Ortiz hit .309 with a .398 OBP, .554 slugging mark and .953 OPS while hitting 29 homers and driving in 96 runs in 146 games, his best season since 2007. He is the second straight Red Sox winner of the Clemente Award; knuckleballer Tim Wakefield won the award in 2010.
Ortiz founded the David Ortiz Children's Fund, while has raised millions of dollars for medical treatment of children in need in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.
"It's a great honor for me being part of this award, being mentioned with Roberto Clemente," Ortiz...
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.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
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.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
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.
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The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show
Curt Schilling's weekly visit with the guys features plenty of Sox talk. Curt is predicting a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series.More from this show