BRADENTON, Fla. -- After going hitless in three at-bats in the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Pirates, Mike Lowell spoke in detail regarding the progress of his surgically-repaired hip.
Lowell said that strength-wise the hip is back to where it was prior to the torn labrum he suffered in 2008, but there was some disappointment as to how the distance put between the surgery and his current state has left him running-wise.
"With X-rays and what I've done, I think what I was not aware of was best case scenario was status quo post-surgery. Meaning whatever cartilage damage I had, which was technically was pretty signficant on the hip side, it wasn't going to get better. I don't know if it was my optimism. I do believe it was what I was told, that it was going to get better," Lowell said.
"In that sense, would I compare to like I am running like in '07, I would say no. So in that sense it was a...
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Josh Beckett turned in a solid outing against the Pirates Wednesday afternoon, allowing just one run on three hits over five innings. Beckett struck out nine and walked two while throwing 85 pitches, 56 of which were strikes. Beckett, who left the game with the Red Sox leading 6-1, was replaced by reliever Joe Nelson.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke in a conference call with the media on Wednesday afternoon about the three-year contract extension the team signed with defenseman Andrew Ference through the 2013-14 NHL season. Ference said that he was very happy to be staying in Boston.
"My family and I are absolutely thrilled and I look forward to being the abolute best representation of the Bruins both on and off the ice," Ference said.
Chiarelli on Ference:
"He is experienced and that experience brings an element of stability on defense especially when you have some younger players. He competes. I remember him playing for Calgary in the Stanley Cup playoffs the year they went to the finals," Chiarelli said. "He is efficient enough on the ice where he can play in the top four, compliment the top four and still have that compete level that he has ... He has got a lot of...
Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King was a guest of the Dale & Holley show Wednesday afternoon and talked about developments at the owners meetings in Orlando. King said coaches are not pleased that owners passed the new overtime rule Tuesday while coaches -- many of whom did not approve of the rule -- were out on the golf course. "[Saints coach] Sean Payton [ripped] not only the decision by the owners, but how it was implemented," King said. "He told me, ' I hate it, they snuck it though the back door on us. They know we didn't want it.' "
King also talked about alterations to the schedule. "One of the reasons that the schedule is so late this year ... is the fact that [commissioner] Roger Goodell and the powers that be in the league are trying to formulate a schedule where Week 17 is all division play and as much as possible that Week 16 is, too," he said. "The theory being that you have a...
Jose Canseco announced on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Canseco indicated Tuesday that the FBI was about to visit his house, then said he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury "about roger clemens,andrew pettite and others" on April 8.
"Its like the godfather," Canseco said in a later post, "when I thought I was out they drag me back in. And now it begins again."
Hall of Famer Michael Irvin checks in with the Dale and Holley show and offers up some perspective on the Seahawks locker room situation, and whether the supposed discord amongst other players and quarterback Russell Wilson is part of the reason why the Seahawks have struggled on the field of late.
Devin McCourty discusses the dangerous Bears offense.
Adam Schefter breaks down the Patriots and Darrelle Revis, Russel Wilson and the Seahawks, and Jay Cutler and the Bears
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Rodney discussed Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Freeman's story on Russell Wilson.
Devin McCourty discusses the dangerous Bears offense.
We discuss another impressive win by Peyton Manning and the Broncos and think long term for the 2014 season about whether or not the Patriots will have enough firepower to beat the Broncos in crunch time: the playoffs.
We tackle four topics that pit Boston against Chicago in one form or another.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
AJ Soares joins the show to talk about the Revs run to the playoffs, how Jermaine Jones has impacted the team, and should Lee Nguyen for MVP.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.More from this show