MLB Network and NESN analyst Peter Gammons joined the Mut & Merloni show on Wednesday to discuss the state of affairs with the Red Sox, including the drama surrounding the allegations about beer-drinking in the dugout as well as the role played by ownership in both the post-season chaos and the negotiations between the Sox and Cubs about general manager Theo Epstein.
Gammons suggested that regardless of the reality of the situation, the perception that team owners have been responsible for leaks about player and manager behavior could hurt the Sox in their efforts to pursue free agents.
"I think it will affect free agents to some degree. The leap of faith that all these stories were put out by ownership has hurt them," said Gammons. "And again, I think it’s more and more proven that it wasn’t ownership — at least John Henry or Larry Lucchino — but I think there’s a perception that this...
FOXBORO -- Quarterback Tom Brady, left tackle Matt Light, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Dane Fletcher were the only four missing from the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday afternoon, which was held inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse because of the inclement weather, according to reports. As was the case with Tuesday (when he was not seen at the start of practice), it's not believed Brady's absence was not injury related, as he was seen laughing and joking in the locker room earlier in the day. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who was not spotted yesterday, was present during media access today. According to reports, the team was in shells and shorts and sweats for the session, the final formal practice before the team takes a break for the bye week. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Claude Julien shook up the Bruins' lines in Wednesday's practice at TD Garden, seemingly to get a spark from his team after a 2-4-0 start to the season. Nathan Horton was among those to see a demotion, as he was on the second line. The new lines are as follows:
Milan Lucic – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Nathan Horton
Benoit Pouliot – David Krejci – Rich Peverley – Jordan Caron
Shawn Thornton – Gregory Campbell – Daniel Paille
Krejci (core) said he did not push himself 100 percent in practice and said that though he’d love to play Thursday, he wants to make sure he’s fully recovered before he returns. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be a go against the Maple Leafs.
Adam McQuaid, who did not play Tuesday after being viewed as a game-time decision, was not on the ice for Wednesday’s practice. Claude Julien said...
Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek paid a visit to the Hill-Man Morning Show Wednesday on WEEI sister station WAAF and addressed the most recent controversy involving the team -- accusations that pitchers drank beer in the dugout during games. Varitek insisted he never saw this behavior. "Absolutely not," he stated.
Varitek said the leaks coming from Fenway Park are a big concern, and it's making the situation look far worse than it is.
"We've got to quit filling the coolers with vodka and beer," he joked. "You can go that far with this, and have a level of stupidity. And I believe this group still handled themselves that way, despite that going on. And I think the worst thing going on is that this team has always handled thing internally. We've had problems in the 15 years that I've been there, but nobody knows about them. Whether it be guys fighting, guys having a problem with a coach, guys having a problem with a trainer,...
Dwight Gooden, ace pitcher on the 1986 Mets, said he missed the team's World Series parade because he was in a drug-induced haze in the projects on Long Island. In an interview set to air on ESPN's "E:60" Wednesday night, Gooden explained that he left a team party following the Mets' Game 7 victory over the Red Sox for a drug fix and didn't make it back to the city on time for the celebration. The team had said Gooden simply overslept.
"When the party started winding down, for myself, a lot of times I get to a certain point of using drugs, the paranoia sticks in," said Gooden, who added that 1986 was the first year he tried cocaine. "So I end up leaving the party with the team, going to these projects, of all places, in Long Island. Hang out there.
"Then you know what time you have to be at the ballpark to go into the city for the parade, but I'm thinking 'OK, I've got time.' And the clocks, I mean the rooms are...
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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
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.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive 06-24-16
Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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