Needing just one out for Major League Baseball's third perfect game of the season, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga induced a ground ball off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Donald in the hole between the first and second basemen. Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera ranged over to field the grounder, proceeding to flip the ball to a covering Galarraga. First base umpire Jim Joyce ruled Donald safe, although replays clearly showed that Galarraga had beaten the runner to the bag. Galarraga finished off the game, giving up just the one hit in leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win at Comerica Park in Detroit. For a complete recap, click here. The two perfect games this season came from Oakland's Dallas Braden and Roy Halladay of the Phillies. There have been 20 perfect games in major league history.
Ken Griffey Jr., the player long considered the most graceful and gifted of the current generation, is retiring from baseball. Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu made the announcement before the club's game Wednesday night at home against Minnesota.
Griffey, 40, informed the Mariners that he was done playing, and the certain Hall of Famer issued a statement through the team.
"While I feel I am still able to make a contribution on the field and nobody in the Mariners front office has asked me to retire, I told the Mariners when I met with them prior to the 2009 season and was invited back that I will never allow myself to become a distraction. I feel that without enough occasional starts to be sharper coming off the bench, my continued presence as a player would be an unfair distraction to my teammates and their success as a team is what the ultimate goal should be."...
A source has told WEEI.com that Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall will be in Boston this weekend visiting with the Bruins front office. A group of prospects will be making the trip, though Hall, who tied for the OHL with 106 points and won his second consecutive Memorial Cup MVP last month, will certainly be the most interesting of the bunch for the team.
The Bruins hold the second overall pick in this month's NHL Draft. Hall is ranked as the second-best prospect in the draft according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and first according to International Scouting Services. For more on the Bruins, check out the Big Bad Blog.
Speaking prior to the Red Sox' game against Oakland, Wednesday night at Fenway Park, David Ortiz talked about earning the fourth American League Player of the Month award for his career, having been named the AL's best position player in May after hitting .363 with four doubles, 10 homers, 16 runs and 27 RBI.
"Good stuff. Good stuff," he said. "I'll try and continue to do that and get a few more."
Part of Ortiz' success this season can be traced back to improved health, a fact he noted when talking about the left wrist which hampered him throughout the 2008 season. "My wrist is not a problem. It's back where it used to be," he said. "My wrist is not an issue."...
On Wednesday, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and starting pitcher Jon Lester were named the American League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of May.
Ortiz bounced back from a slow April to produce a brilliant May, hitting .363 (29-80) with four doubles, 10 home runs, 16 runs scored and 27 RBI. His .788 slugging percentage was the best among all Major League players in May, the second month in his career that saw Ortiz notch at least 10 homers, 25 RBI and a .350 batting average (June, 2004.) It is the fourth Player of the Month award for Ortiz, and his first since September 2007.
Lester was a perfect 5-0 in May with an ERA of just 1.84. His 45 strikeouts in 44.0 innings pitched topped all Major League pitchers for the month. It is Lester's third Pitcher of the Month honor, his last coming in September of 2008.
Ortiz and Lester are the first teamates to win both...
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
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
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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Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the Patriots choice not to use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk kick off thier second to last day in Fort Myers by looking at the competition in center field.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joins MFB to talk about his column about Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets' possible pursuit of Darrelle Revis
Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England talks about the Patriots placing the franchise tag on Stephen Gostkowski and what is going on with Darrelle Revis' contract situation
In today's Three For All, Tim talks about Sharknado 3, Christian talks about Lakers Guard Nick Young's beef with SportsCenter Anchor Robert Flores, and Lou talks about a high school basketball team that was disqualified from the playoffs for wearing breast cancer awareness jerseys.
We discuss Curt Schilling's outing of the internet trolls who thought rape jokes were appropriate to direct at his daughter, and we discuss it with you, on how this isn't just a sports issue, it's a societal issue.
Dale and Michael talk about the trade deadline deals and how the Bruins did improve themselves, but how it might not be enough to make the ultimate difference.
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.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.
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