NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly discussion about Boston baseball.
The Red Sox won the first two games of their series against the Rays in the Tropicana Dome, which has been mostly empty despite the importance of the games for the home team.
"It's really depressing," Remy said. "I can imagine being one of the players on the Rays and coming home from a full house in Baltimore, a full house in Yankee Stadium, and you get home where you've really got to win games and you've got 10,000 people there -- not easy."
The Rays continue to be strong on the mound, but their lack of hitting has led to them being on the brink of falling out of the wild card race.
"You've got to have some offense," Remy said. "This offense down here is not threatening at all. You've got a guy like [Carlos] Pena hitting .198, with not hitting the home runs that he used to. They just don't...
In Wednesday's Morning Mashup, we have a hilarious video of a fan making, um, inappropriate gestures before getting kicked out of the ballpark, the sad story of Vince Young's financial woes, and Tim Tebow's political future.
Yes, you read that last part right.
The most famous backup quarterback ever in the history of the world had a Q&A with ESPN New York. And you know what? I came out of it liking Tim Tebow more. He listens to Frank Sinatra, signed his first autograph at the age of 15, and just has the intangible IT factor. (Yes, even in print. No easy feat.) The headline, however, will be his answer when asked about a future in politics.
I haven't ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I'd love to do. I haven't ruled out anything like that. It won't be anytime soon in my future, but it'll be something I'll at least look at and consider one day.
He'll be the most talked about...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox improved to 4-1 on their road trip, claiming a 7-5 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. The game took four hours and nine minutes to complete.
Tampa Bay, which came into the game five games out in the wild card chase, has lost seven of its last eight games.
The Sox fought back from an early 3-0 deficit, which was put up by the Rays thanks to three walks and one hit in their three-run third inning. It would be the only time Tampa Bay would score against Red Sox starter Felix Doubront, who finished his six-inning stint by allowing just one hit while striking out five, walking five and throwing 101 pitches (56 strikes).
The Red Sox started their comeback with a run in the fourth inning -- coming on James Loney's RBI single. They added two more in the fifth via Jacoby Ellsbury's run-scoring hit and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Dustin Pedroia.
The visitors took the lead for good in...
The Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, who won the International League's Governor's Cup title last week, suffered a 10-3 blowout loss to the Reno Aces (the Triple-A affiliate of the Diamondbacks) in the one-game Triple-A championship game.
Right-hander Nelson Figueroa, the winning pitcher for the PawSox in three straight clinching games (a playoff berth and both the first and second rounds of the Governor's Cup playoff series), was shelled for six runs on seven hits in two innings, including a two-run homer in the first by Brent Clevlen.
Though the PawSox drew seven walks against Aces starter Trevor Bauer (who lasted 4 2/3 innings), they were just 1-for-12 on the night with runners in scoring position, allowing Bauer to yield just two runs. PawSox second baseman Tony Thomas hit a solo homer, while outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin went 1-for-3 with two walks while driving in the other two PawSox runs.
First baseman Andy LaRoche and...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For the first time since suffering a fractured wrist on Aug. 10, Will Middlebrooks was able to play catch, tossing with the team's medical staff prior to the Red Sox' game against the Rays at Tropicana Field Tuesday.
"I came in and at this point we knew the fracture is healed, we had been doing a lot of stretching and I felt good so I said, 'Let's go toss.' So we went out and tossed a little bit, just about 60 feet," said the Red Sox third baseman. "It felt fine, just a little tight and a bit awkward. It has been six weeks."
Middlebrooks also felt good enough Tuesday to pick up a bat, although actual swings are still a ways away.
"I grabbed a bat a few days ago and it was pretty sore and I thought, 'OK, not the right time,' " said Middlebrooks, who just started strengthening exercises for his wrist Sunday. "But today I grabbed it and it was a lot better. It's still not good,...
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.
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.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Kirk gives us today's headlines: John Kerry is switching islands. Jesse Watters makes odd comment about Ivanka Trump. Marty Walsh comments on the Boston 2024 book. Pre-NFL Draft talk.
Hour 4. Kirk questions the show about whether or not anyone would have relations with another man while in prison. Jemele Hill threatened Kirk on Twitter, but did she delete her tweet?
Larry Army Jr., Kyle Kennedy's attorney, joins Kirk, Gerry and Meter to talk about yesterday's press conference and elaborate on a few of his comments.
The mass lay offs at ESPN continue for a second day. And are you watching Chris Sale take on the Yankees or the NFL draft tonight?
One more win for the C's means a ticket to the second round. But should we be feeling confident? The draft starts tonight and the Patriots don't seem to have any intention of participating in the first few rounds.
Following the Sox loss to the Yankees, Lou comes out swinging on managers and writers alike.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Celtics win and how the C's should go for the kill shot on Friday and not let this series linger any longer than it has to.
Keefe and Holley are all up in each other's faces on this argument. We compare eras, playing style, positions and much more and take your calls.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Sox and how a typically raucous Yankees series seems much more subdued this year.
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.
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.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in after a Reimer Wednesday edition of K&C to recap a virtuoso Kirk Minihane off-the-rails performance
Buck and Reimer debate over whether it’s appropriate to speculate about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality. Buck says his sources don’t corroborate what Michele McPhee and the Daily Mail have reported about the disgraced ex-NFL star’s love life. Reimer disagrees with the Boston Globe's assertion that there's a homophobic element to the Hernandez story.
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.More from this show
Hour 1. Kirk, Gerry and Meter go over the long list of ESPN employees that were let go yesterday, and realize a certain pair of names not on the list. The callers weigh in on the public's influence on ESPN.More from this show
Hour 4. Kirk questions the show about whether or not anyone would have relations with another man while in prison. Jemele Hill threatened Kirk on Twitter, but did she delete her tweet?More from this show
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.More from this show
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.More from this show