Dustin Pedroia called into The Big Show on Wednesday to announce that he will join the program each Wednesday during the offseason. The 2007 AL MVP was asked how his level of progression following the September 3 surgery on his fractured left foot.
"I should be 100 percent 12 weeks after surgery," said Pedroia. "I'll be out of the boot in three weeks, so we'll see how it goes ... I can't wait to get to spring training and get going."
Pedroia was asked about the possibility of Cliff Lee signing as a free agent with the Yankees in the offseason. Lee is 3-0 in the 2010 postseason and has never lost in eight career playoff starts.
"I don't think about that," Pedroia said. "We faced Cliff a lot, he's pretty darn good. He pounds the zone with a 91, 92 MPH fastball and it looks like it's about 100 MPH ... He's pretty special. I hope he's not over there in pinstripes....
The Patriots had two running backs, James Johnson and Javarris Williams, in for workouts although neither player was signed, ESPN.com reported. The Pats are thin at running back with Fred Taylor still battling a toe injury, leaving BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and Sammy Morris at the position.
Williams has made the rounds in recent weeks. He was with the Seahawks, but was released on Oct. 11 and before that he was on the Redskins practice squad. Johnson was on the Packers practice squad.
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Entering the first World Series game in Rangers history, Texas' starter, Cliff Lee, had allowed a total of nine earned runs in eight postseason starts spanning 64 1/3 innings. He had thrown at least seven innings in each of those starts.
But in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the World Series, the Giants knocked Lee out of the game with a six-run rally that included four hits and a walk against the Rangers ace. Lee -- who was pitching on eight days' rest -- lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) as San Francisco romped to an 11-7 win to open the best-of-seven series. Lee suffered his first career postseason loss, slipping to 7-1 in October.
Former Red Sox prospect Freddy Sanchez, now the Giants second baseman, delivered a huge performance. He went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two of the run-scoring variety against Lee, in the process becoming the first player since Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in 2007...
One night after playing the most hyped opener in NBA history, the Celtics got caught on the back end of a back-to-back on the road in a 95-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs trailed by five entering the fourth quarter but rallied to take an 89-84 lead with 1:33 remaining. The Celtics had a chance to tie the game, but Ray Allen missed a 3-pointer. Allen went 0-for-5 from 3-point range.
The Celtics turned it over 19 times and the bench outside of Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels shot 2-for-8. The Cavs big run came with the starters off the floor, but that's the tradeoff for playing Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett major minutes the night before. It was also a rough night for Jermaine O'Neal who fouled out after playing just 12 minutes and registering three turnovers.
There were a handful of bright spots for the Celtics, however. Garnett had 15 rebounds in just 30 minutes of action and Rajon Rondo had 18 points...
The possible impact of Randy Moss on the Vikings has been discussed plenty in recent days, but no matter what he does on the field Sunday, he’s already had a chance to help the Vikings offense and defense prepare for their game with the Patriots. According to coach Brad Childress, Moss spent his off-day huddling with both offensive and defensive in hopes of getting them up to speed on New England.
“He’s very articulate,” Childress said of Moss. “He spent time with our coaches [Tuesday] and did a great job with both our offense and defensive coaches.”
Childress said he did “a good job” when it comes to providing background on the Patriots.
“You never know what you’re going to get and how they have to play him,” Childress said. “He at least had some insightfulness on both sides.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady understands that the...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had a fantastic day, knocking in seven runs, scoring five runs, and hitting five extra-base hits in the win against the Mariners at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.
The guys discussed the latest on Orsillo.
Dean gave his thoughts on Schilling's tweet.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Ronda Rousey telling Floyd Mayweather that she makes more money per second than him, IK Enemkpali's strange headline in the news, and Danny unveils his thoughts on the player ratings for the new Madden game.
Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald calls in to talk about his fundraiser, The Old Time Baseball Game tonight. Steve also gives his input on what the Red Sox should do with Hanley Ramirez.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo comes on with Lou, Christian and Danny to give his brief, Patriot-like answers about preseason and their upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers while Christian has fun with the Panther's stadium sound effects. After the interview, the guys get into a heated debate over tipping valet drivers.
We have our first weekly chat with the acting manager for your BoSox, Torey Lovullo.
We discuss the parting of ways between DO and NESN, and Dale gives it a little bit of a personal perspective.
We close out the program with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and Lenny Megliola are in for Mikey Adams and talk about the continued reaction from Red Sox fans regarding NESN Play-By-Play man Don Orsillo not returning to call games after the season
In for Mikey, Chris Villani & Lenny Megs talk about Don Orsillo leaving NESN after the season and touch on Hanley Ramirez taking grounders at first base.
WEEI.com's Christopher Price talks about the Patriots' Thursday's preseason game, who will play in the game, and also how long Tom Brady's career will last.
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson (Rotobahn.com) are back for another edition of the WEEI Fantasy Football hour. We're into week 2 of the preseason and the guy address a few key developments. A big injury in Carolina could create some value out of Devin Funchess. Brandin Cooks had his way with the Patriots secondary last night. What round should you draft Todd Gurley? Some other names that were mentioned were Ben Watson, Duke Johson, Brashad Perriman, Matt Forte and Peyton Manning. You can read Pete Davidson all season on WEEI.com.
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