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09/23/2012 - 6:32pm
Pedro: '[Sox] have to change some things'

Speaking prior to the tribute to Johnny Pesky at Fenway Park Sunday, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez shared his view on the current state of the Sox. 

"I'm not that far apart from also having teams that went completely bad, especially after the second half," said Martinez when asked about any disappointment regarding how the organization had taken a turn for the worse in 2012. "I'm very familiar with it. Those are things that could be achieved, some of the things they have to do.

"They have to change some things. When things go wrong, you have to really look for the things that went wrong and fix them. The team has the tools to actually come back next year. I was on a lot of teams where we had a lot of sore and painful defeats, but it all showed up the next year and we got better and better and better. This team, all they have to do is fix their character, come back next year and think that anything is possible, and...

09/23/2012 - 5:08pm
Report: Smith rejoins Ravens, could play

BALTIMORE -- Second-year star receiver Torrey Smith will play in the Sunday night game against the Patriots after the death of his younger brother earlier in the day, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun

Tevin Smith, 19, was killed after striking a utility pole with his motorcycle just before midnight in northeast Virginia. Torrey Smith left to be with his familiy in Virginia and the Ravens informed him that the decision to play in tonight's game was totally up to him. Smith re-joined the Ravens just before 4 p.m. and the Baltimore Sun reported that "all indications" pointed to him being active and available to the team in the Sunday night game. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/...

09/23/2012 - 4:29pm
Doubront, Ross lift Red Sox past O's

Cody Ross' eighth inning double off the left field wall drove in Dustin Pedroia and helped give the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Orioles Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. The win prevented a series sweep by Baltimore, who lost for just the ninth time in 36 one-run games. It also snapped a six-game winning streak for the O's.

Helping set the stage for the eighth-inning dramatics was Pedroia, who led off the frame with a double down the right field line. The second baseman joined Ross as the only two Red Sox hitters to come away with multiple-hit games.

Starring on the mound for the Sox was starter Felix Doubront, who allowed just one run on four hits over seven innings. The lefty finished with a career-high 11 strikeouts. His only miscue came in the fifth inning when the Orioles knotted the game up at 1-1 with a Manny Machado RBI single.

The Red Sox had taken a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Ross scored on Danny Valencia's fielder's choice...

09/23/2012 - 2:53pm
Pregame notes: Kalish out for the season

After not getting an at-bat since Sept. 11, Ryan Kalish confirmed that he is for all intent and purposes shut down for the remainder of the season.

Prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles, Sunday, Sox manager Bobby Valentine surmised that Kalish might be able to pinch-run, but said he would only play the outfielder if "an emergency arises."

Kalish has been battling fatigue in his right shoulder and neck area, both of which he had previously injured.

"Yes, I would think so," said Kalish when asked if he was done for the season. "It's come to the point where I'm not feeling that great, just overall, and my right shoulder has kind of acted up. I think everybody is on board where it's just better.

"The main concern is for me to be ready next year. A couple of days ago we were talking about it and at this point with nine games to go we're not going to push it too hard just to get out there the last...

09/23/2012 - 10:36am
Ravens' Smith leaves after brother's death

BALTIMORE -- Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has left the team and may not play tonight against the Patriots after the death of his younger brother early Sunday morning in a motorcycle accident. 

Smith delivered the news of his brother's death via his Twitter feed. 

I can't believe my little brother is gone...be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them...this is the hardest thing ever.

He later tweeted a picture of himself standing with his young brother wearing Smith's No. 82 jersey.

The Ravens say Smith will spend the day with his family, which is from Virginia, and leave the decision on whether to play tonight up to the second-year receiver. 

Smith set Ravens' rookie records in 2011, making 50 catches for 841 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns. He has four catches for 108 yards through the Ravens' first two games this season.

For more, visit the Patriots team page at...

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Manager John Farrell with…

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Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

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K&C- Rob Bradford defends…

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Hour 4. Bradford joins the show to defend the fact that he attends Ortiz’s charity event for free. Alex doesn’t think it was unethical to out Hernandez.

K&C- An epic Kirk rant on The Boston Globe and Brand X; The Kirk Minihane Show 4-26-17

Hour 3. Kirk goes on his second rant of the day. Minihane orders Alex’s and Gerry’s mics to be turned off and hosts the show by himself.

K&C- Reimer weighs in on Hernandez’s lover; Headlines with Kirk; Bradford paid for his wife 4-26-17

Hour 2. The guys talk discuss Hernandez’s gay lover with Reimer. Reimer says there aren’t a lot of straight guys looking to experiment. Bradford tells Mut he paid for his wife to attend the Ortiz charity event.

OMF - ESPN is punting on …

OMF - ESPN is punting on hockey; Glenn dreams of Gordon Hayward, 4-26-17

HOUR 3 - ESPN layoffs continue. One time Fauria didn't know Sage Steele's name so he called her "Rashard." ESPN has pretty much decided to punt on hockey. Marcus Smart responds to Jimmy Butler. Glenn dreams of the Celtics adding Gordon Hayward in the offseason.

OMF - More ESPN layoffs; Celtics/Bulls preview; Larry Army (lawyer for Kyle Kennedy) speak, 4-26-17

HOUR 4 - The guys kept us updated on the wave of ESPN firings. Paul was blocked by Pete Abe. Fauria still hates Dan Dakich. Will Gerald Green be a factor, again, tonight? The lawyer for Kyle Kennedy (Aaron Hernandez' rumored gay lover) Larry Army gave a press conference.

OMF - The ESPN Purge has begun 4-26-17

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Sox/Yanks get rained out... final thoughts on Pedroia and David Price is back on Twitter

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Ep. 56: Howie Carr

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Buck and Reimer share their coming out stories and discuss the different ways they decided to reveal their sexualities. Buck waited until more than 30 years into his career, whereas Reimer announced he was gay during his second appearance on WEEI. On that note, Buck presses Reimer on whether he's exploiting his sexuality to further his career.

K&C- An epic Kirk rant on…

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Hour 1. In a wild opening segment, Kirk and Gerry lash out at the Globe and Joe Sullivan. Reimer weighs in on Cyd Ziegler’s Hernandez take. Michael Holley thinks the Globe would do the same story on Ortiz as they did on Brady and Best Buddies.

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