One day after the Nationals selected Bryce Harper with the No. 1 pick in the MLB draft, Stephen Strasburg makes his major league debut for the Nats vs. Pittsburgh, and he’ll have a tough time living up to the hype. Plus, the Detroit Free Press spent some time with umpire Jim Joyce a couple of days after his now-infamous blown call in last week's near-perfect game and has a great piece about how Joyce dealt with the situation the immediate aftermath. For more on those stories, plus a look at what's being written around the nation about "drama king" Paul Pierce and the Celtics as they prepare to host the Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA finals, check out Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw eight innings of four-hit baseball and shortstop Marco Scutaro banged out three hits to help lift the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Indians in Cleveland Monday night. Matsuzaka (5-2) struck out five and walked two while throwing 112 pitches, and with the victory, surpassed his win total of 2009. Offensively, the Sox got big performances from Scutaro and catcher Victor Martinez, who had two hits and an RBI. Boston notched single runs in the first, third, seventh and eighth innings on the way to its fifth win in the last seven games. For more, check out our baseball blog, Full Count.
With their first-round draft pick, the Red Sox selected second baseman/outfielder Kolbrin Vitek out of Ball State University. The Sox used the No. 20 overall pick in the draft, which they acquired as compensation for the departure of free-agent reliever Billy Wagner to the Braves.
Vitek hit .361 with 17 homers and 16 steals en route to winning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year honors. He is considered an advanced college bat who will play third base as a professional. For more on Vitek, who was rumored to be a candidate to go in the top 10 picks of the draft, click here.
The Sox continued to draft what they described as college impact players with their next two picks in the supplemental first round, taking outfielder Bryce Brentz of Middle Tennessee State and right-hander Anthony...
With the first pick of the 2010 amateur draft, the Washington Nationals selected catcher Bryce Harper out of the College of Southern Nevada. The 6-foot-3 Harper was the consensus top choice in the draft. He is a prodigious power hitter who hit 29 homers in his one year at his junior college. Harper, who received a GED after his sophomore year of high school in order to enroll at Southern Nevada so that he would be draft eligible one year earlier than would have been the case had he completed four years of high school, also hit .442 with 18 steals.
Though Harper played catcher for Southern Nevada, he was announced as an outfielder when drafted.
For more Red Sox and MLB draft coverage, visit the Full Count blog.
The Red Sox on Monday activated LHP Boof Bonser from Pawtucket and placed Jonathan Papelbon on the bereavement list. Bonser had a 6.34 ERA in nine rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket this year, but he allowed just one run in his final three appearances, a span of 14 innings. The team did not disclose a reason for Papelbon being placed on the bereavement list. A player put on the bereavement list must miss a minimum of three games.
For more Red Sox news check out the Full Count Blog.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
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Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.
Dunkin Donuts liked Christian's "bacon covered doughnut" idea. SNL does an ISIS skit. The Pittsburg Pirates issued a statement condemning "Jihadi John's" Pirates hat.
Barry Melrose joined the show to talk about the NHL trade deadline. Although Melrose likes the trade of Brett Connolly from Tampa to Boston, he thinks the team needs to make more moves to keep ahead of Florida, who just traded for Jaromir Jagr. He also weighs in on the job security of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
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