Dr. Charles Steinberg, Red Sox special adviser to the president/CEO, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration scheduled for Friday afternoon, before the Red Sox play the Yankees.
Steinberg, who is orchestrating the event, said he expects close to 200 former players to attend, although he added that there is a lot of uncertainty.
"A lot of moving parts. A lot of people coming from all over -- maybe they'll get here, maybe they won't. We'll see," he said. "So, you do a lot of on-the-fly adjusting. All you want is for the fans to see some of the folks that inspire memories and foster conversations. There's no shortage of that here."
Steinberg would not confirm any of the players who have committed, although he did indicate that the team did all it could to accommodate 94-year-old Bobby Doerr, who said upon his last visit to Boston that he would not return...
Kevin Youkilis is again batting sixth and playing third base as the Red Sox host the Yankees in a 3:05 game Friday, following festivities to recognize the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. Youkilis, batting .184 in 10 games, hit his first home run against the Rangers on Wednesday after being demoted to the sixth spot in the order following his four strikeouts Tuesday night.
Here is the Red Sox lineup against Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova.
Mike Aviles, SS
Ryan Sweeney, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Cody Ross, LF
Jason Repko, CF
For a breakdown of the pitching matchup between Nova and Clay Buchholz, click here. For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at...
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, in town for the Red Sox-Yankees series and Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration, joined Dennis & Callahan Friday morning to discuss the Sox' slow start and the controversy surrounding new manager Bobby Valentine.
Valentine has come under fire for his handling of the team on and off the field. Rosenthal was asked if Valentine is different than he was a decade ago, when he was with the Mets.
"Right now I would saw the answer to that is yes," Rosenthal said. "I'm not talking so much about the media, because the [Kevin] Youkilis incident was quite comparable to some of the things that happened in the past with the Mets. But the game management is what has shocked me. … Part of that might be simply the adjustment after not managing in the majors since 2002 and learning your players. But the [Daniel] Bard decision and the [Franklin] Morales decision … those were scream-at-your-television...
Dwight Howard will have back surgery and miss the remainder of the Magic's season as well as this summer's Olympics. Howard, who has missed his team's last six games, is scheduled to have the procedure to repair a herniated disk Friday in Los Angeles.
"It hurts [emotionally]," Howard told ESPN. "That's the first thing -- it hurts. And then with people saying and thinking I'm quitting on my team. This is a real issue. I tried to play through it and it just made my back worse."
Meanwhile, the Howard-Stan Van Gundy feud apparently is back in gear, as an Orlando television station reported that Howard called team owner Rich DeVos and said he refuses to play for the coach next season.
Earlier this month, Van Gundy accused Howard of trying to get him fired. Howard denied that accusation and the two met with general manager Otis Smith and declared a truce.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos,...
Alexander Semin rifled a wrist shot past Tim Thomas with just over a minute left in the second period for a power-play goal to lift the Capitals over the Bruins, 2-1, in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The series is tied, 2-2, with Game 5 set for Boston Saturday afternoon. Rookie goalie Braden Holtby stopped 44 of 45 shots, including a flurry in the final seconds, for his second win of the series.
Despite dominating the Capitals, 14-3 in shots, the Bruins could only manage a 1-1 tie after one period. The Captials took the lead just 1:22 into the game when Marcus Johansson broke in with Brooks Laich on a 2-on-1 rush. Johansson beat Thomas for his first of the playoffs. The Bruins responded when Rich Peverley took a pass from Gregory Campbell and beat Holtby for his second of the playoffs at 13:12 of the opening period.
The Bruins again dominated shots in the first five minutes of the second period, outshooting the Caps...
Tom Curran calls the boys to break down the AFC Champ later today. He talks about some of the key match-ups and how the Pats will look to play a solid Steelers offense. He also gets into the Antonio Brown/Facebook live stuff and what is going on in the Pitt locker room. Curran also talks about why he doesn't care about Roger Goodell coming to Gillette, his predictions for both games today and more.
The guys break down the NFC Champ between the Packers and Falcons and give their predictions on the game. Pete brings up the impact of Le'Veon Bell and what he brings to the table while the boys discuss how the Pats will look to limit him today.
The guys get into the Antonio Brown/Facebook live situation and why it was not a smart move. They also get into Mike Tomlin's comments on the Pats team during the video. Bottom line, it wasn't a smart move even though he's making a name for himself with fans. Just another difference between how other teams run things and how New England does it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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