ESPNDeportes.com is reporting that former major league pitcher Jose Lima was found dead in his Los Angeles home at the age of 37. According to his wife, the cause of death was a heart attack.
Lima spent 13 seasons in the majors, pitching for the Tigers, Astros, Royals, Dodgers and Mets. He had a career record of 89-102 with a 5.26 ERA. His best season was 1999, when he went 21-10 with a 3.58 ERA for the Astros, earning an All-Star nod and a fourth-place finish in NL Cy Young voting. Lima was known as one of the more engaging and exuberant players in the game, referring to the days on which he pitched as "Lima Time."
In their series finale against the Phillies, Sunday, the Red Sox will begin their meeting with Philadelphia starter without David Ortiz or Mike Lowell in the starting lineup, while Victor Martinez is back behind the plate, catching Sox starter Tim Wakefield. Here is the Sox' lineup: Ellsbury CF, Pedroia 2B, Martinez C, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Beltre 3B, Hermida LF, Scutaro SS, Wakefield P. For all the matchups visit The Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Talking to reporters after the Red Sox' 5-0 win over the Phillies, shortstop Marco Scutaro lamented about not being able to reach Juan Castro's bloop into shallow left field, which broke up Daisuke Matsuzaka's no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning.
"They call me 'Hanley Scutaro' now," quipped Scutaro, whose out-stretched glove just couldn't reach the Castro blooper. "What do you want me to say? If I was six-feet, I'd probably get it. I'm [Dustin] Pedroia's size, so ..."
Asked if he thought he had a shot when Castro hit it, Sctuaro said, "Yeah, I did. What can I say? I know all the country of Japan is hating me right now. Sorry, sorry. My bad, my bad ... I was pretty sure I would catch everything close but I couldn't catch that one. Sorry."
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Matt Barnes was matter-of-fact after the Celtics beat the Magic, 94-71, to go up 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
“There’s no excuses. They’ve come out every game and kicked our [butts],” he said. “There’s no excuses. You can’t make excuses for anything. We’re a team with the second-best record in the East, to just come out and get destroyed.”
Barnes said the Magic have to decide if they want to come out and win Game 4 on Monday, noting their season will be over if they play like they did in Game 3.
“I haven’t seen the Magic yet in any of the games that we’ve played against Boston,“ he said. “That’s probably the most embarrassing situation in my basketball career.”
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The Orlando Magic were not a happy group after getting beat 94-71 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. "We didn't play hard at all tonight," Jason Williams said. "The first two games we didn't play hard all 48 minutes. It seems like we waited until the second or fourth quarter to start playing hard. Why, I don't know." Williams was the on the other end of the Celtics signature hustle play when Rajon Rondo raced down court and dove on a loose ball, knocking it away from Williams and scoring. "I told [Rondo] after the game, that was the play of the playoffs for me," Kevin Garnett said. "It was just pure heart. Pure hustle. Pure I want it more than you."
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.
Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.
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The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.
On this weeks Aloha Friday, Tim apologizes to our producer Tom for not knowing who Leonard Nimoy was, Christian bashes Kanye West, and Joey makes amends for mistaking camel noises for llama noises
DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins
On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday
We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.
Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.
Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"
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.
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.
Chris and Nate from Barstool Sports review the events of Fast Lane and Raw while discussing the potential card at Wrestlemania.
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