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08/04/2010 - 8:35am
Remy on D&C: Ellsbury can't 'waste bullets'

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, and the first point of discussion was Mike Lowell's home run in his first at-bat back since being activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Remy seemed just as astonished by the feat as any other ardent Red Sox follower.

 

"It's been such a wild ride for him. For him to come up and hit a home run on the first he pitch he sees was pretty amazing. It was one of those magic Fenway moments you see every now and then," said Remy.

 

Remy also talked about the brouhaha that broke out as a result of a little bit of beanball that was played between the Red Sox and the Indians Tuesday night. He said he thought that both sides got their message across, and everything seemed to go as usually does in these cases. What he really took out of it was that no player was seriously hurt. 

 

"The one good...

08/04/2010 - 8:22am
Report: Shaq decides to accept C's offer

According to a tweet from ESPN's Chris Broussard, Shaquille O'Neal has decided to join the Celtics and will inform the team of his decision Wednesday morning. It was widely reported Tuesday that the two sides had talked, and now it appears O'Neal is willing to accept far less money than he initially sought when he first became a free agent this summer. The Celtics can offer only the veteran minimum of $1.4 million.


08/04/2010 - 7:56am
Cannizzaro on D&C: Pats-Jets 'a toss-up'

Mark Cannizzaro, who covers the Jets for the New York Post, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the upcoming NFL season. Cannizzaro said he doesn't believe the hype that the Jets are the clear favorite to surpass the Patriots in the AFC East. "I don't discount the Patriots at all," Cannizzaro said. "I'm a believer in what [Bill] Belichick brings to the table in a big way. ... I look at the Jets and Patriots as a toss-up. I don't see either team having any kind of crazy advantage. I see a lot of things that equal each other out."

 

Cannizzaro said cornerback Darrelle Revis' holdout isn't hurting the Jets so much now, noting that Revis likely is home watching more film and working out harder than he would at camp. However, New York's prospects for long-term success will be affected if the contract dispute is not resolved. "They will not go deep in the playoffs without Revis playing for...

08/04/2010 - 7:42am
List: Strangest Boston sports injuries

It's the year of the baseball injury, with the Red Sox having another key player get hurt seemingly every week and the rest of the league dealing with bizarre situations — such as players injured while sneezing or celebrating or wrestling with a coach. So, we took a look through the archives to find the strangest injuries in Boston sports history. We found plenty. Check out the list at the LEEInks blog.


08/04/2010 - 7:00am
Medicals nixed Lowell to Yankees

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox, Yankees and Rangers had agreed upon the framework of a three-team deal that would have sent Mike Lowell to the Yankees, brought Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Red Sox and sent prospects to Texas prior to the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades. In that proposed deal, the Sox would have paid all but the prorated minimum of Lowell's salary.

 

However, the Yankees backed out of the deal on July 30 due to concerns that were raised while reviewing Lowell's medical file. As a result, the Red Sox and Rangers worked directly with each other in the deal that brought Saltalamacchia (now playing for Triple-A Pawtucket) to the Sox in exchange for prospects Roman Mendez, Chris McGuiness, a player to be named and $350,000.

 

Even had the Rangers and Yankees agreed to the deal involving Lowell, the infielder would have had to approve the trade, since New York was one of...

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