By stealing four bases in the Red Sox' series finale with the Yankees Monday, Jacoby Ellsbury tied Jerry Remy's mark for the most steals in one game by a member of the Sox. Ellsbury, who came into the game with two steals on the season, had previously stolen three bases in a game on three different occasions. Ellsbury became the first opposing player to steal four bases against the Yankees since Brady Anderson managed the feat in 1998. With swipes by Ryan Kalish and J.D. Drew, the Sox also totaled six steals in a game for the first time since June 17, 2008. For more on the Red Sox see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
The Celtics newest attraction Shaquille O'Neal will have his introductory press conference Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Waltham at the team's practice facility. Doc Rivers will be in attendance with O'Neal who signed a two-year deal for the veteran minimum last week. For more Celtics news see the team page at weei.com/celtics.
Outfielder Jeremy Hermida, who had been designated for assignment July 31, has been outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket by the Red Sox. The 26-year-old Hermida had hit .203 with five homers in 52 games with the Sox, and had been in an 0-for-17 slump prior to being DFA'd. For more Red Sox coverage see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
According to a blog post at boston.com, the agent for Rasheed Wallace confirmed that the veteran plans to retire. New Celtic Shaquille O'Neal fueled speculation that Wallace might change his mind and play in 2010-11, but apparently the persuading from Shaq and fellow Celtics newcomer Jermaine O'Neal did not work.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge reportedly has been using Wallace's contract as trade bait, as Ainge has said all along that Wallace would not return to the team.
For more C's news, check the WEEI.com Celtics team page.
NEW YORK -- Speaking before the series finale in Yankee Stadium Monday afternoon, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury talked about the merits of being dropped down from the lineup's top spot to the No. 9 hole, classifying the move as 'temporary.'
"It's something that I'm pretty sure will be temporary, get rolling and be back in the top of the lineup," said Ellsbury, who is 0-for-16 in the four games since returning from the 15-day disabled list.
Ellsbury agreed with Red Sox manager Terry Francona's assessment that the opportunity to see more pitches before heading into his first at-bat might be beneficial as he continues to find his rhythm after not having played in a major league game since late May. For his career, Ellsbury has started 13 games hitting the ninth spot, totaling a .385 batting average while positioned last in the lineup.
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Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
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The great Lisa Scherber joined us to discuss today's trip to Fort Myers with 46 Jimmy Fund patients.
D&C's favorite author joined the show to discuss his new book.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins, the play of Zdeno Chara, and the future of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York joined the show to talk about the ongoing tampering scandals between the Jets and the Patriots.
Christian does not impress the high school girls hockey team.
Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.
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We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.
The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.More from this show
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