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06/03/2011 - 1:40pm
Gammons: Daisuke 'doesn't trust people'
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Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Friday to talk about the Red Sox and the state of baseball.

Gammons called Daisuke Matsuzaka’s injury “a very strange situation.”

“If I were really cynical I would say he just made up his mind, he’s going to get his elbow cleared out, and then he’ll come back in 2013 in Japan,” Gammons said. He also said there have been communication issues and discrepancies.

“The findings in California from the doctors there, the findings in Boston, they haven’t gotten together on this yet,” Gammons said. “He had put it out in Japan that he was going to have Tommy John surgery before he even got to Los Angeles. I find it very odd. Whatever it is, it’s going to be very difficult to reconcile all this.”

Gammons said he didn’t think Matsuzaka would ever pitch for the Red Sox again.

“The...

06/03/2011 - 1:36pm
Pats wrap up third day of workouts at BC

The Patriots held another players-only workout Friday morning at Boston College, which reportedly drew more than 40 players for the third consecutive day. According to reports, players went through a series of drills in a session that ran for roughly two hours at Alumni Stadium. Quarterback Tom Brady, in the area for his annual Best Buddies event this weekend, orchestrated the workouts, which included veterans Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Wes Welker, as well as rookies like Nate Solder and Ryan Mallett. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


06/03/2011 - 12:53pm
Shaq press conference live on WEEI at 1

Shaquille O'Neal, who called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to discuss his past, present and future, is scheduled to hold his retirement announcement from his Orlando home Friday at 1 p.m. Listen to WEEI for live coverage of the press conference, and check out WEEI.com later for reaction from the announcement.

The press conference also will be available via video streaming at celtics.com.

O'Neal, who implied earlier this week that he's been offered a job by ESPN, is wrapping up a stellar 19-year NBA career that included one injury-plagued season in Boston.

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06/03/2011 - 12:13pm
Remy on D&C: Matsuzaka 'a mixed bag'
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NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk baseball and a little hockey.

Remy said that Daisuke Matsuzaka’s decision to have Tommy John surgery probably means Red Sox fans have seen the last of the Japanese starter, whose time with the Red Sox he called “a mixed bag.”

“It’s always been a bumpy road,” Remy said. “Communication-wise, pitching-wise, it’s just been a bumpy road all the way through. I think that once he’s gone for a couple of years, nobody will remember Daisuke.”

Remy said that Matsuzaka’s biggest problem has always been his unwillingness to change his training and between-starts regimens to fit the MLB pitching schedule.

“He had his own set way of doing things, and that’s what he had done his whole career over in Japan, and that’s what he probably expected to do here...

06/03/2011 - 10:04am
Shaq on D&C: 100 percent retired 'for now'

Shaquille O'Neal checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, the day of his scheduled press conference at his Orlando house to formally announce his retirement after one injury-plagued season with the Celtics.

Asked if this is a happy or sad day, O'Neal said: "A little bit of both. Business-wise, I felt that the Boston organization and the people of Boston treated me very, very well. I could have gotten a little minor surgery and then been out for nine months, but then we would have been in the same situation again, everybody sitting around waiting for me. So, I thought it was great business to let Danny [Ainge] go out and get some younger talent."

Added O'Neal: "I didn't want to let the people of Boston down two years in a row."

Asked if he's 100 percent certain that he will stay retired, Shaq coyly replied: "For now, yes."

Shaq expressed gratitude toward the Celtics for treating him...

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