Because the game was meaningless in the standings, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins sat out Wendesday’s regular-season finale against the Bucks at TD Garden. Rajon Rondo (21 points) was the only Celtics starter in action against Milwaukee as the Celtics lost, 106-95. Luke Ridnour and Jerry Stackhouse led the Bucks with 17 points each. For more Celtics news, check out the Green Street blog.
With one game left in the regular season, and their No. 4 seed secure, Doc Rivers elected to sit Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, as well as Kendrick Perkins. The decision to sit Perkins is a strategic one as he has 15 technical fouls. If he received his 16th he would be subject to a one-game suspension and Rivers said the team couldn't get clarification from the league one whether the suspension would take place in the first game of the playoffs, or the first game next season.
The Patriots have announced they have signed punter David King, a former Australian Rules Football player. King stands 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and is a right-footed kicker. He has been working out at the Aguiar Kicking Academy and recently had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. For more on King, click here, or to see video of the punter, click here.
For the story on how King landed with the Patriots, visit the It Is What It Is blog.
John Lackey turned in his second solid outing in as many tries, giving up just two runs over 6 2/3 innings in leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Twins, Wednesday at Target Field. Helping pace the offense were Marco Scutaro, Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, and Jeremy Hermida, whose three-run double in the eighth inning to break the game open. Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth, walking two, but ultimately pitching a scoreless inning on the way to picking up his third save. Pedroia had on the only home run for the Red Sox, a solo shot in the fourth inning.
The Red Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Santo Luis off waivers from the White Sox Wednesday and optioned him to Double A Portland. To make room for Luis on the 40-man roster the Sox transferred Jed Lowrie to the 60-day disabled list. The 26-year-old Luis has made two appearances this season, both coming with Chicago's Double A team in Birmingham, allowing one earned run in three innings. The right-hander spent the 2009 season with Single Winston-Salem, finishing 5-4 with 14 saves and a 4.34 ERA. He struck out 79 in 47 appearances. Luis led the Carolina League in '09 with 12.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and was fifth with a .227 opponent average against.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.
The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.
At Bill Belichick's Wednesday morning press conference, he revealed that Gronk has been cleared to play and will NOT start the season on the PUP list, as was speculated in the previous weeks. MFB talks about what this news means to the team's Super Bowl expectations.
Christian started the day by packing up his back pack as he always and heading to work. He noticed that the zipper was broken on one of the pockets. As the show was ending, he remembered this and reached into the bag and pulled out not ONE, but TWO New England Patriots Super Bowl rings. His response: "Oh! There they are." Much to the shock of Tim and Lou, Christian was completely unfazed by the fact that he hadn't seen his SB rings since the NCAA National Championship game 7 MONTHS AGO!
A South Carolina mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her 9 year old daughter alone for hours at a local park while she worked a shift at McDonalds. This has sparked a national debate about whether or not the mother should have been arrested, since many are arguing that 9 years old is old enough to show dependency. The question arises: Where do we draw the line?
We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.
The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?More from this show