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08/31/2012 - 3:29am
Hunter: 'I'm sure [Crawford's] a lot happier'

ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter told WEEI.com after his Angels' 5-2 win over the Red Sox Thursday night that he wasn't shocked that Carl Crawford accepted a trade out of Boston.

Hunter had served as the Angels' chief recruiter when it came to trying to lure Crawford to Anaheim prior to the 2011 season.

"I wasn't surprised," Hunter said. "He shouldn't have done it the first time. I can't say, 'I told you so,' because it just didn't work out for him. Now that he's out there in LA [with the Dodgers] I'm sure he's a lot happier."

Despite Hunter's assertion that Crawford would be welcoming the change, the 37-year-old outfielder said he wouldn't be averse to joining the Red Sox as a free agent this offseason.

Hunter, who is in the final season of a five-year, $90 million deal, cited his relationship with former Minnesota teammate David Ortiz as a chief reason he would consider playing in Boston.

"I'm open to anybody...

08/31/2012 - 12:51am
Sox sink to new depths, swept by Angels

ANAHEIM -- The Angels completed a sweep of their three-game series against the Red Sox, beating Bobby Valentine's club 5-2 Thursday night at Angel Stadium.

Taking the loss for the Red Sox was Jon Lester, who gave up five runs on nine hits over eight innings. The lefty fell into an early hole after surrendering two runs in the first inning.

The Red Sox cut the Angels' lead in half when Mike Aviles plated James Loney with a second-inning sacrifice fly. But Los Angeles built its lead back up, scoring twice in the third and once in the fourth.

The Red Sox' final run came courtesy of Loney, who deposited his first home run with his new team in the right-field corner in the sixth inning. The first baseman finished with three of the visitors' six hits.

Earning the win was Angels starter Zack Greinke, who gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.

The Red Sox fall to eight games under .500 (62...

08/30/2012 - 1:37pm
Source: Zarren withdraws from GM job

Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren has withdrawn his name from consideration for the 76ers GM job, a league source told WEEI.com, and will remain with the Celtics. While relatively unknown to the general public, Zarren is an integral part of Danny Ainge's basketball operations staff with wide-ranging duties that include everything from analytics to contracts.

Zarren interviewed for the vacant 76ers GM job along with former GMs Jeff Bower and Tom Penn, as well as Rockets executive Sam Hinkie. Whoever gets the job will work closely with an incumbent veteran coach in Doug Collins.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


08/30/2012 - 11:31am
Brentz headlines Sox' Arizona Fall players

Outfielder Bryce Brentz, a supplemental first-round pick in the 2010 draft who represents one of the team's top power hitting prospects, headlines a group of five Red Sox minor leaguers who will play for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.

Brentz, a 23-year-old who has spent the entire season in Double-A Portland, is hitting .296 with a .355 OBP, .478 slugging mark, .833 OPS and 17 homers in 122 games this year. He has middle-of-the-order power potential, and showed strides in his pitch selection while challenged with more advanced breaking stuff in the upper levels of the minors this year.

Also joining Brentz:

  • Right-hander Brock Huntzinger: Converted to the bullpen early this year, the 24-year-old Huntzinger seemed to take well to the role change, going 4-1 with a 2.44 ERA, 43 strikeouts and 18 walks in 55 1/3 relief innings. Opponents hit just .181 against the right-hander.
  • Right-hander Chris Martin: A...
08/30/2012 - 8:11am
Mashup: Paterno's FBI file released

In Thursday's Morning Mashup, we have Joe Paterno's FBI file (which contains no mention of Jerry Sandusky), a New York Post columnist going after the striking NFL referees, and a poor girl's stumble during "Ice Girl" tryouts for the Bruins.

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog.


Audio On Demand

MMQB's Peter King with Da…

MMQB's Peter King with Dale, Holley and Keefe

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.

Phil Perry, CSNNE on the Patriots and NFL free agency

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

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

LaVar Ball with Dale, Hol…

LaVar Ball with Dale, Holley and Keefe

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 and Callahan- Will Isaiah Thomas win a title in Boston? 3-7-17

Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.

Kirk and Callahan- Celtics lose after Thomas mishandles the ball 3-6-17

Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.

Andrew Benintendi Player …

Andrew Benintendi Player of the Game Interview 04-23-17

Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 26: Merloni, Schilling talk getting revenge

Rob Bradford is joined by both Lou Merloni and Curt Schilling to discuss the recent controversy involving Manny Machado, Dustin Pedroia, Matt Barnes and their respective teams. The two former major leagues offer insight to how baseball handles (and should handle) hitting batters as an act of revenge, with their own stories of involving similar situations as the one that unfolded in Baltimore. They also break down the decision to take Chris Sale out of his last start after eight innings. The former pitcher and batter cover it all from every angle.

Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview 4-20-17

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.

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Highlights

Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

K&C- Crazy Al and one of …

K&C- Crazy Al and one of the worst callers ever; Arkansas death row inmates’ final demands; Tomase accepts his Biggest A-hole award 4-25-17

Hour 4. Crazy Al calls in for the second day in a row. A terrible caller tries to make a point. The Arkansas inmates had interesting last meals. Tomase’s epic acceptance speech.

K&C- Cyd Ziegler joins the show, thinks it’s wrong that McPhee outed Hernandez 4-25-17

Cyd Ziegler, of Outsports, says it isn’t right to talk ab out Hernandez’s sexuality.

K&C- Callers defend Brady; Breaking down Tarantino movies 4-25-17

Hour 3. Callers battle Gerry, Kirk, and Tomase over Brady’s charity work. The guys name the best Tarantino films.

OMF - Sox-Orioles rivalry…

OMF - Sox-Orioles rivalry grows as Barnes headhunts Machado; Pedroia airs out laundry during the game, 4-24-17

Hour 3 - The guys talk about the rivalry that is building between the Sox and Orioles as Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado's head. They also talk about Pedroia's actions during the game and his comments after the game.

OMF - Boston Globe attacks Tom Brady's philanthropy. 4-24-17

Hour 2 - The guys talk about the Boston Globe article attacking Tom Brady and his charity work. Pete Abe's is an idiot saying his twitter account was hacked but in fact he is just an ass man.

OMF - Bruins knocked out, IT carries Celtics to game 4 win. 4-24-17

Hour 1 - Glenn, Lou, and Christian react to the Bruins losing another overtime game and being knocked out of the playoffs by the Senators. They also talk about the Celtics and Bulls series and how the Celtics were able to win another game in Chicago.

Sox vs O's base-brawl, an…

Sox vs O's base-brawl, and why Dustin Pedroia embarrassed himself

Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss all the hijinks and shenanigans that went down in Baltimore this past weekend, and why Pedroia should be embarrassed for his apologetic nature towards Manny Machado.

Bruins don't have enough to advance... post-season post-mortems

Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss how the Bruins failed in this series, and where they should head now and for the future of this franchise.

Celts even the series at 2 games a piece - did Rondo make that much of a difference for Chicago?

Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss a comeback weekend for the Celtics, who have now evened the best of seven series vs Chicago at two games a piece.

Ep. 57: Garry W. Tallent,…

Ep. 57: Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band

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.

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

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.

Ep. 55: Kirk has a proposal for Callahan and the Producers

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.

Ever-Green with Holley an…

Ever-Green with Holley and Keefe Ep 3: Celtics pull even with Bulls

Keefe, Holley, and Ben talk about how the Celtics tied their series with the Bulls after a terrible start, why Gerald Green is starting and making an impact, and where is Jaylen Brown?

Sports Check Up - Ep. 11: Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Baseball season

Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about the beginning of the Baseball season. Why players need as much time as they do to get ready for the season, and what they should be doing in their offseason.

The Real K&C - Burials, recaps & contentions 4-24-17

Ken & Chris are back at the postgame recaps after a Monday K&C with Mut.

Red Sox Review with Danny…

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard: Did Dustin Pedroia throw Matt Barnes under the bus? 04-23-17

Danny talks about the Red Sox and Orioles game and the fireworks in the 8th inning when Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado. Pedroia was shown talking to Machado saying he wouldn't have thrown at his head and Danny wants to know how bad does this make Pedroia look throwing a teammate under the bus.

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K&C- The Herald and Globe…

K&C- The Herald and Globe refuse to cover Hernandez’s sexuality; Bob Hohler’s piece on Tom Brady and Best Buddies 4-24-17

Hour 1. Mut joins Kirk and Gerry. The guys can’t believe neither Boston newspaper covered the Hernandez sexuality story. Over the weekend, the Globe’s Bob Hohler wrote a slanted piece about Tom Brady’s work with charity.

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K&C- The Globe was lookin…

K&C- The Globe was looking for more; Crazy Al calls in twice; Jason La Canfora wants Pedroia to pay 4-24-17

Hour 4. The guys think the Globe was looking for more with Brady, possibly a Trump connection. Crazy Al joins the show multiple times.

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K&C- Celtics win, Brady…

K&C- Celtics win, Brady’s work with charity; Headlines with Kirk 4-24-17

Hour 2. Gerry, Kirk, and Mut discuss the Celtics win against the Bulls and continue their conversation about Brady and Best Buddies. Headlines with Kirk features a new accusation against Sean Hannity.

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K&C- Michele McPhee says …

K&C- Michele McPhee says Aaron Hernandez had a relationship with a man in Connecticut 4-20-17

Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.

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