Fox Sports baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to address the issues with the Red Sox that led to the departure of manager Terry Francona after eight seasons.
"It doesn't look good, no question about it," Rosenthal said. "At the same time, I'm not sure all these histrionics are worth their while, starting with the departure of Tito. Listen, all teams have problems in the clubhouse. I would venture to say this stuff was going on in the 2004 and 2007 clubhouse. But back then Tito was winning and not losing. Hey, no problem.
"The real question is, How do you react to all this? And a lot of people in baseball feel they've already overreacted once. The question is, Will they overreact again and allow Theo [Epstein] to leave? Because they control that. They don't have to allow him to leave."
Asked if he thinks Epstein is part of the solution in Boston, Rosenthal replied:...
The Yankees suspended a longtime beer vendor for the first two games of the American League Division Series after he had a brief exchange with Red Sox reliever Alfredo Aceves during last Sunday's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Steve Lazarus, who also works as a standup comedian, said he had a playful exchange with Aceves when he saw the former Yankee pass by a freight elevator on the terrace level before the evening game. According to Lazarus, he walked over to Aceves and joked, "Hey, you got ID?" Aceves responded by grabbing his crotch and saying, "I got your ID right here."
Lazarus, 53, said a supervisor soon accused him of harassing the player, leading to his suspension. "They take my badge -- this is only my 35th year, by the way -- and they escort me out like a common criminal," Lazarus told the New York Post. "To suspend me, when I did nothing?"
Added Lazarus: "The vendor is always wrong. I'm so...
According to multiple major league sources, Kevin Youkilis will likely undergo surgery Tuesday for the sports hernia that plagued the third baseman throughout the second half of the 2011 season. Youkilis, however, will first confer with doctors regarding non-surgical options.
If Youkilis does undergo the surgical procedure, it is expected he will be able to begin physical activities in 4-6 weeks, with no limitations anticipated heading into spring training.
The 32-year-old finished '11 hitting .258 with a .833 OPS in 120 games, having carried the best OPS of any third baseman in baseball through July and earning his third career All-Star berth. Youkilis was limited to just 12 games in August (hitting .209) and 10 games in September, when he went just 6-for-36 without a home run before being shut down Sept. 15.
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The Patriots will be without their starting middle linebacker for an extended period of time after Jerod Mayo suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee, according to a report from Comcast's Tom Curran. Mayo had to be helped off the field after the injury in the second quarter and later carted to the Patriots locker room. He did not return.
According to the report, Mayo's injury is not season-ending but the team is likely to know more when the medical staff looks at it on Monday back in Foxboro.
"We'll look at it [Monday] and see where he's at going into this week," Pats coach Bill Belichick said after the 31-19 win in Oakland.
Defensive lineman Kyle Love and running back Danny Woodhead both went down with ankle injuries, with Love returning in the third quarter....
Tom Brady didn't hide his respect or admiration for Wes Welker in his postgame press conference on Sunday, following a 31-19 win over the Raiders in which Welker caught nine passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. Welker, through four games, is on a record pace with 40 catches, five touchdown catches and 616 yards.
"Nothing surprises me with Wes," Brady said. "He's the heart and soul of this team. He's been that way since the day he got here. He works his tail off. He's a great player, great teammate. He's become a real dynamic player over the years. He's made some huge plays for us, he's clutch, tough, mentally tough, physically tough. He's awesome."
Welker said after the game he feels as good as he ever has in his career and his result are showing it. Brady agreed, adding that all the results on the field start in practice with Welker.
"He shows up every single day being the best he can be," Brady...
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 talk with Red Sox right fielder and home run machine, Mookie Betts, after Mookie's three home run game propels the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 6-2.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
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.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
ERod is back on the mound for the Sox tonight, and the guys break down what the expectations should be for the young pitcher's first major league start after his injury.
The guys talk about Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, and also give you their thoughts on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs.
ESPN's Howard Bryant is release a feature story about sports teams honoring the military and police at their games and he thinks those ceremonies do not belong in sports. Glenn, Lou and Christian go at Bryant and talk about why he's wrong.
We discuss Jackie Bradley's leave of absence to be with his wife for the birth of his first child, and that drums up the old caveman debate about whether men should miss work while their wives give birth.
We discuss the frustration of Clay Buchholz in moving to the pen, and whether or not this is the right move not only for him but for the Sox as a whole.
We discuss the ending of the Western Conference finals, and also look ahead to KD's plans and the NBA Finals match-up.
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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