According to the Boston Herald, former Red Sox reliever Scott Williamson is planning to auction off his 2004 World Series ring to help finance an overbuilt home and an indoor baseball facility in his town along the Indiana/Ohio line.
The auction will run through Oct. 25 and is to be conducted online by Cincinnati-based Everything But the House auctioneers (ebth.com), with the opening bid starting at $1.
Williamson is part of a family of four, including his wife, Lisa, 8-year-old son, Reece, and 6-year-old daughter, Cambrie. The house the family has lived in in Guilford, Ind., since '04 has become too much of a financial albatross.
"In baseball, I thought, ‘What is one of the most important things that happened in my career that I could give up to accomplish something...
FOXBORO -- Safety Josh Barrett was the only player ruled out for Sunday's game with the Cowboys while linebacker Jerod Mayo, who returned to practice Friday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who missed Thursday for personal reasons, was removed from the list. The Patriots officially listed 12 players as questionable in the official injury report released Friday afternoon:
Did Not Practice
S Josh Barrett (thumb/hamstring) OUT
DL Mike Wright (concussion, placed on injured reserve) OUT
CB Leigh Bodden (thumb) Questionable
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) Questionable
LB Jerod Mayo (left knee) Questionable
S Sergio Brown (chest) Questionable
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip) Questionable
WR Julian Edelman (ankle) Questionable
DL Albert Haynesworth (back) Questionable ...
Red Sox owner John Henry, in an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub, said that while CEO Larry Lucchino -- whose 10-year contract is up this year -- is expected to sign a multi-year extension this offseason. However, even though GM Theo Epstein remains in the employ of the Sox and Henry restated that he would want to retain him, he also acknowledged that the Sox are facing a "sad day" with the departures of both manager Terry Francona and Epstein.
"There’s a prohibition against announcements being made during the postseason in baseball. It would be unfair of me to the Cubs, who I don’t care that much about, but certainly to the Red Sox, Theo and the people involved to comment on what’s going on until there’s something to announce," Henry said about where negotiations stand with the Cubs regarding Epstein, who has agreed to a five-year deal with Chicago. "As far as I know, he’s still involved....
Red Sox owner John Henry, in an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub, said that his ownership group was not accountable for the allegations in a recent Boston Globe article that former Sox manager Terry Francona had numerous personal issues.
Those revelations have subsequently been characterized as a smear campaign. Henry said that the issue was a significant one, but insisted that he was not the one responsible for such allegations, and to the best of his knowledge, the rest of his ownership group had similarly not been involved in such claims at Francona's expense.
"Ultimately, if there were team sources involved they do work for us. Did it come from John (Henry), Tom (Werner) or Larry (Lucchino)? No," said Henry. "I don't condemn the story. I condemn personal things coming out. I condemn people who tell personal things about medication, about marital issues. ... It's terrible. I'm ultimately responsible for everything that goes...
Red Sox principal owner John Henry, in an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub, said that the signing of outfielder Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million contract was a decision driven purely by baseball rather than concern about declining TV ratings. Indeed, Henry suggested that the Sox were convinced that the drop in NESN ratings was the result of changes to the people meter that measures TV audiences. That being the case, Henry said that the decision to sign Crawford was driven by a desire to improve the competitiveness of his team.
Indeed, Henry made clear that he opposed the signing, but that he deferred to the desire of baseball operations to add a player who could impact the team's on-field competitiveness.
"[Crawford was] definitely a baseball signing. In fact, anyone involved in the process, anyone in upper management with the Red Sox will tell you that I personally opposed that," said Henry. "We had plenty of...
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.
Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.
Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.
This week's edition of the WEEI whiner line
Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be
Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"
The playmaker is back with Dale and Holley with Thornton previewing Patriots/Bills, plus an amazing answer on whether he'd still play football knowing the risks that are known nowadays.
With David Ortiz's final regular season games this weekend, we look at four of his most iconic regular season moments.
Hours 3 and 4 consisted mostly of Patriots/Bills discussion.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
The guys talk about the latest scandal in English soccer, the recent Champions League game, and the best young players in Europe.
After a snoozer on Thursday night and a sizeable series of rants and musing about chimpanzees being more qualified to run the NFL than Roger Goddell, Steriods and Donald Trump the boys get to solid starts and year to date over-performers in this week’s podcast. Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler & the woes of Ryan Fitzpatrick add to early segment nonsense. Then it’s onto the meat of the show featuring conversation about the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, LeGarette Blount, Jordan Howard (play him), Terrelle Pryor (fool’s gold?) and 4 great starts at Tight End. Enjoy the madness and come back to WEEI on Sunday at 8am for the full Fantasy Football meal. All 4 courses!
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.More from this show
In two we play some of Rex Ryan's conversation with Julian Edelman and read about Gary Tanguay's appearance in the Herald during Headlines.More from this show
In the fourth and final hour Curt Schilling discussed Ortiz and Betts as MVP candidates and gave his thoughts on Monday's debate.More from this show
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.More from this show