Former Sox ace and current WEEI.com blogger Curt Schilling has been encouraged to pursue Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat by Arizona senator John McCain. McCain’s spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan told CNN Tuesday the former GOP presidential nominee spoke to Schilling last week and encouraged him to seek the office. The two have a long relationship -- Schilling endorsed McCain early in the presidential process in 2007 and campaigned for him in New Hampshire during the presidential race. He also campaigned with George W. Bush in 2004.
Asked on a conference call Tuesday afternoon about the trade of defensive lineman Richard Seymour to Oakland, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he couldn’t speak on the topic, saying “we don’t have the rights to Richard, so I can’t make any comments about him or his situation.” He did acknowledge Seymour’s contributions to the Patriots, but said the focus is now looking forward, not back. “I think we all know the type of player Richard was. There’s a lot of things Richard did well,” Belichick said. “But that’s the way it is. We’re moving forward and our team is moving forward.” For more Patriots' updates, check out our football blog, "It Is What It Is."
There is no determination yet on the future plans for Tim Wakefield in the Red Sox rotation. Wakefield battled his way through six innings last Saturday in a 5-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago and was visibly slowed and hampered by an ailing back and calf. "The plan is to sit down with Tom Gill later today," Red Sox manager Terry Francona of a pending meeting with the team's medical director. "To be honest, I don't know that we can come up with an answer today. I don't know that it's there." Wakefield will miss his next start in the rotation while he and the team discuss the plan for the immediate future.
Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to throw 90-100 pitches for High-A Salem of the Carolina League in a rehab start on Wednesday. Matsuzaka will be pitching in Game 1 of the Carolina League playoffs against the Winston-Salem Dash.
Catcher Dusty Brown and shortstop Jed Lowrie joined the Red Sox on Tuesday, following the conclusion of Triple-A Pawtucket's season. Brown is the fourth catcher on the big-league club, and so seems most likely to benefit from the exposure to the major-league environment rather than much playing time. Manager Terry Francona said that Brown deserved a call-up based on his play in Pawtucket this year.
Lowrie, meanwhile, will be used "selectively," according to Francona, as he continues his efforts to return to health in a season that has been derailed by wrist surgery in April.
As expected, David Ortiz returns to the lineup on Tuesday against Orioles right-handed starter David Hernandez. Casey Kotchman will also get a start at first base, with Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek both out of the lineup for the Red Sox.
SP -- Buchholz
SP -- Hernandez
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com joins the Chris Villani Show to discuss day one of NFL Free Agency and possible moves for the Patriots.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
LB gives his thoughts on the Bruins
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Handler's interview with Piers Morgan.
The guys opened the show by discussing day one of NFL free agency. The natives are getting restless.
Mut and Lou share their thoughts on the recent signing of Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos and what the Patriots will do next. Mut and Merloni aren't happy the Pats lost their best corner to their conference rival.
Dale Arnold, Michael Holley and Andy Hart talk about the deluge of moves as NFL free agency opens up, and why the Patriots have yet to make their splash.
We tackle four topics all prompted by the start of the free agency in the NFL.
Salk and Holley's Boston Blitz - 3/11/14
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
Dale, Michael and Andy Hart answer your questions and talk about some bear named Bubba.
Salk and Mikey OUT... Dale and Ryder IN.
Holley, Tom E Curran and Mikey Adams answer it all!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed a newly released Johnny Carson sex tape.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys discussed Dennis Rodman's bizarre comments to ESPN over the weekend.More from this show