New Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron stopped by to chat with Dennis & Callahan Tuesday at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. Cameron said this spring training is more serious than others he's attended. "Here it seems like it's more intense," Cameron said. "Just a matter of how everyone is going about their business."
Cameron said he didn't expect he would end up in Boston because of the presence of Jacoby Ellsbury and Jason Bay. But when the team turned its attention away from Bay, Cameron was welcomed, with Ellsbury moving to left. Cameron said he can empathize with Ellsbury.
"I know exactly how how it feels," Cameron said of making an adjustment for a veteran. "When you move, you think sometimes it's for a bad sense, but for our opportunity, I told him, 'I'm not going to be here long.' ... This year is a learning experience for me and him. Just as much as I can learn from him...
According to multiple reports, the Celtics are interested in swingman Michael Finley, who asked for and was given his release by the San Antonio Spurs Monday. Finley, who turns 37 Saturday, played just 25 games this season for the Spurs, averaging 3.7 points. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports quoted Finley's agent, Henry Thomas, who explained why Finley wanted to leave San Antonio after five seasons: "It was a situation where the Spurs understood why Michael wanted to pursue other opportunities elsewhere. He wants to be part of the mix again. He’s a competitor who has never been in that position [of not playing] before.” Check the Green Street blog for more Celtics updates.
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev isn’t happy with his country’s performance at the Vancouver Olympics, and he is looking for someone to blame. He expects improvement in time for the 2014 Games, which will be hosted by the Russian resort community of Sochi. Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tsuyoshi Yoda, the pitching coach for Japan's World Baseball Classic team last year, said that Daisuke Matsuzaka looked "better than last year" after watching his former pupil throw Monday at the Red Sox minor league training facility. "I saw the bullpen today and his body structure and movement was much better than last year," Yoda said through a translator. Yoda described Matsuzaka's fastball as "up and down" throughout the pitcher's time with Team Japan, and also relayed that he was unaware of the groin injury Matsuzaka said he struggled with during spring training last year. "When I heard about the injury ... I didn't know about it," Yoda said. For more, see the Full Count blog.
The Bruins announced Monday evening that goaltender Matt Dalton has been reassigned to the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League. Dalton was recalled by the Bruins on Feb. 24 on an emergency basis to serve as a second goaltender in practice while Tim Thomas was with the U.S. team at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the sentencing of Pistorious.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Rodney talked about the Patriots difficult schedule ahead, Brandon Marshall being a leader for the Chicago Bears, Brandon Browner needing to get more playing time, and throws in his two cents about Peyton Manning being considered a "choke artist" if he doesn't win another ring.
The heart of the schedule is afoot, and Christian thinks the Pats could go 2-4 over this stretch or possibly even 1-5.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.More from this show
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