Appearing on WEEI's "Red Sox Hot Stove Show" Thursday night, Sox manager John Farrell was asked if he had located any of the three envelopes former manager Bobby Valentine said he left in his Fenway Park office. (It should be noted that while Valentine insisted he left the envelopes, such a gesture often is viewed as a symbolic -- rather than realistic -- action.)
"I haven't," Farrell said, "and honestly, I did look."
When appearing on Bob Costas' NBC Sports Network show Tuesday night, Valentine also encouraged Farrell to reach out to him at some point, to which the current Red Sox manager said, "I haven't ruled it out only because I've gone through about 200 or 300 calls since last Sunday trying to touch base with former players, current players, staff, prospective staff. As Ben [Cherington] mentioned at the outset, we hit the ground running and we have a staff to fill out and we're tracking down a lot of people...
The Giants have taken the first two games of the best-of-seven World Series, beating the Tigers, 2-0, Thursday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Leading the Giants was starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who allowed just two hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking a pair. Relievers Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo each pitched a scoreless inning to close things out for the hosts.
The loss marked just the third time this season Detroit has been shut out.
Tigers starter Doug Fister held the Giants scoreless through the first six innings, finally being charged with a run in the seventh. San Francisco was able to grab the lead on Brandon Crawford's bases-loaded, double-play grounder to second against reliever Drew Smyly.
The Giants added an insurance run in the eighth inning when Hunter Pence's sacrifice fly scored Angel Pagan.
Notching the only two hits for Detroit were Omar Infante and Delmon Young, while...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots made some minor changes to their injury report on Thursday, as linebacker Jerod Mayo -- who was out of Wednesday's practice with what the team listed as elbow/illness -- returned in a limited capacity. Meanwhile, tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) went from limited to DNP. Here's the complete report from Thursday:
Did Not Practice
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
S Steve Gregory (hip)
DE Trevor Scott (hamstring)
DB Ras-I Dowling (thigh)
LB Tracy White (foot)
TE Aaron Hernadez (ankle)
DL Ron Brace (back)
S Patrick Chung (shoulder)
WR Julian Edelman (hand)
TE Ron Gronkowski (hip)
LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring)
According to a major league source, Tim Bogar, who spent the last four years as a coach for the Red Sox -- serving as a first-base coach (2009), third-base coach (2010-11) and bench coach (2012) -- will not return to the Red Sox next year.
Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine selected Bogar as his bench coach in Dec. 2011 after interviewing at least one other candidate (Torey Lovullo, then the Blue Jays first base coach under John Farrell). However, the relationship between Valentine and Bogar featured frequent lapses in communication.
Suggestions by Valentine and others that he had not been given time and freedom by the front office to select his own coaching staff, Bogar was often cited as an example. When Valentine, in a WEEI interview at the end of the year, suggested that he had been undermined by some members of his coaching staff, the 45-year-old bench coach was again implicated.
On Tuesday, in an interview on NBC Sports, Valentine...
WALTHAM -- Celtics guard Jason Terry said that he'll be fine with coming off the bench for the C's this season, noting that Boston has the deepest bench in the NBA.
"We haven't made [me coming off the bench] official yet, but if that is the case we have the deepest bench in basketball," Terry said after Thursday's practice. "The Clippers may have something to stay about that, but for us in this locker room, our mission every night is to go out and outwork and outscore everyone's bench."
Terry said that the team's signing of veteran guard Leandro Barbosa has "made a deep bench even deeper" for the C's. Barbosa practiced with the C's for the first time on Wednesday after visa issues kept him from playing in Sunday's preseason finale. Barbosa is on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, while Terry inked a three-year deal with Boston in the offseason after playing the last eight seasons with Dallas....
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe catch-up with former Sox GM Theo Epstein who is in town with the World Champion Cubs to take on the Sox this weekend.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
Chris Sale basically took on Tanaka and the Yankees by himself last night. And the Sox hot corner of days past seem to be gone as far as third base goes.
Final two hours of Dale and Holley with Keefe for a Friday.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss a variety of topics for the first two hours of Freestyle Friday.
We close out the week with another edition of the madness and LAROY!!!!!!!!!!! takes you into the weekend.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben and Alex talk to Charlie Stillitano, the man responsible for the International Champions Cup. He has created tournaments for the biggest teams in the world to be played in the US every summer. This year he will bring Juventus and Roma to play in Foxboro on July 30th.
Ken and Chris have the Good Weekend recap of a Friday Christian Arcand edition of K&C.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
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