BALTIMORE -- After the Red Sox' 7-1 loss to the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards, David Ortiz suggested that the Yahoo! Sports report regarding the team's July 26 meeting with ownership was on the minds of some players heading into the series opener.
The report stated that a group of players "blasted" manager Bobby Valentine in the meeting, with Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez serving as the most vocal.
According to the designated hitter, the latest controversy was enough to serve as somewhat of a distraction heading into the game.
"Exactly," Ortiz told WEEI.com when asked if the report was on the minds of some players near the start of the game. "That came out this afternoon about that situation and next thing you know you have guys that have to deal with a baseball game thinking about the [expletive]. That's [expletive]."
Ortiz joined a group of players from the Red Sox clubhouse who appeared...
BALTIMORE -- After the Red Sox' 7-1 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards Tuesday night, Dustin Pedroia offered his view of the July 26 meeting between a group of players and the club's ownership group.
Earlier in the day Tuesday, a Yahoo! Sports report indicated that Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez, "were among the most vocal in the meeting, in which some players stated flatly they no longer wanted to play for [Red Sox manager Bobby] Valentine."
"I haven't really read it all. It's tough," Pedroia said. "We had a meeting. I'll be honest with everybody. We had a meeting in New York. Coaches had a meeting, Bobby had a meeting, we all had a meeting. Basically, when I spoke, I said we all need to be better. That includes owners, Bobby, coaches, and especially the players.
"I've had one problem with Bobby earlier in the year and I went into his office and I talked to him like a man, and he talked to me like a man....
BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox dropped seven games back of Baltimore in the loss column, losing their 60th game of the season via a 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
The Sox' downfall this time came primarily due to a five-run sixth inning, in which starter Josh Beckett was driven from the game after having surrendered his third and fourth runs. Mark Melancon helped close out Beckett's line by surrendering Mark Reynolds' second home run of the night, this one coming on the reliever's first pitch of the game and going for three runs.
Beckett finished his outing having surrendered six runs over 5 1/3 innings. In the righty's most recent two starts, he has given up 14 earned runs over 11 2/3 innings.
The Sox starter had allowed the Orioles just two runs over the first five innings, with both runs coming via leadoff solo home runs. The first blast came off the bat of Omar Quintanilla in the third inning, with...
BALTIMORE -- Speaking to WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles Tuesday night, Adrian Gonzalez confirmed the July 26 meeting written about in a Yahoo! Sports story, and explained the purpose of the get-together.
"They had a meeting with the players, they had a meeting with the coaches and they had a meeting with Bobby and it was to assess where we were as a team and as an organization and why we were where we were, and what our thoughts were, basically," Gonzalez said.
When asked if he felt the meeting -- which was described in the story as "heated," in which players reportedly "blasted" manager Bobby Valentine to ownership -- was productive, Gonzalez offered a quick response.
"We still haven't played well since then," the first baseman said.
The report stated that Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia "were among the most vocal in the meeting, in which some players stated flatly...
FOXBORO -- For a third straight day, tight end Rob Gronkowski spent the day on the sidelines and on exercise machines instead of participating in Patriots practice. The Patriots practiced in full pads for a second straight day and Gronkowski worked out in sweat pants and a T-shirt.
Joining Gronkowski on the sidelines for a second straight day was receiver Brandon Lloyd, while tight end Aaron Hernandez was not seen anywhere on the upper or lower fields.
Hernandez was one of nine players not spotted anywhere on the practice field while eight others were in just shorts.
Logan Mankins, who spent Sunday and Monday in shells, was in padded pants but only wore shells and did not participate in full practice. He is eligible to practice in full pads once he and the team decide he is ready.
Defensive backs Malcolm Williams and James Ihedigbo both returned after missing the first two practices of the week.
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.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
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.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. After Kraft’s comments at the owners meeting, the guys discuss how long Brady will play for. Gerry hates Lavar Ball. Reimer had a crazy time in Germany.
Hour 3. Kirk announces the K&C trip to Washington, D.C. Alex continues his battle against Kirk and Gerry on the Iowa State terrorist assignment. Kirk is sick of sporty promos.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.
HOUR 4 - In the final hour of the show, we put a bow on the LeBron James "injury" from Monday night, take a call from a listener who is sick of "show-on-show" drama, play Kirk ripping Keefe in it's entirety, and expose Chad Finn for being a 98.5 fanboy who wouldn't address Pete Abe in his Friday chat.
HOUR 3 - In hour 3, the guys discuss a column by Dan Graziano and another by Bomani Jones about WHY Colin Kaepernick is "blackballed" by the NFL. Graziano reports that Kaepernick is seeking "$9-10M per year" which is roughly what a bottom-end starting QB would get paid. They also get into the Raiders moving to Vegas, and some potential problems that could arise.
HOUR 2 - In hour 2, we play Robert Kraft's nauseating interview with "First Take" and point out that Max Kellerman pusses out after being highly critical of Tom Brady over the past few years. The guys also get into some of Robert Kraft's comments from Monday, where Kraft said that Brady told him he'd like to play for 6-7 more years.
We finish the show with the best sound of the day.
Holley and Keefe discuss Tom Brady's future and if it's possible to see Brady playing for 6-7 more years.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss the Hernandez trial and then address Malcolm Butler and the Patriot off season decisions.
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.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
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Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.More from this show
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.More from this show
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.More from this show