The NBA announced that referee Joe DeRosa will be suspended for one game following an incident with a fan in Orlando during Game 2 of the Celtics series with the Magic. DeRosa will be suspended for the next game that he was scheduled to work. Read the full post on Green Street.
Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett admitted that his current back injury, described by the team as a lower back strain, has been "frustrating" to deal with. The right-hander said that he felt fine during Tuesday's start, when rain fell steadily on Yankee Stadium, until he slipped while landing after throwing a changeup in the fifth inning.
"It’s just frustrating to play in those conditions, especially when you’ve got something like a back injury and one pitch basically costs you two starts," said Beckett. "When your back’s not 100 percent and something like that happens, you put yourself in a lot of danger."
Beckett (1-1, 7.29) said that he expected that he would be ready to rejoin the Sox after 15 days on the disabled list.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was a guest on The Big Show Thursday afternoon and talked about his recent resurgence, the Red Sox offense, Mike Lowell's situation, Hanley Ramirez's maturation and his relationship with the media. When Ortiz was asked about Mike Lowell's recent comments about his playing time, he said, "Well, if I was Mike Lowell, I would have done that a long time ago, because he’s not a guy that is supposed to be on the bench, sitting down, watching the game. Watching Mikey just watching the game is just not comfortable, so whatever Mike is thinking, I think he has the reason and the right to say what he wants to say and what he feels like."
Ortiz did not hold back his thoughts on the media and its recent criticism of his performance. "It’s the media that’s the one that thinks they’ve got everything figured out. You’ve got guys sitting down out there that have never...
Red Sox short stop Marco Scutaro will sit out Thursday's game against the Twins at Fenway Park after having a cortisone shot in his elbow after Wednesday nights game. In his afternoon press briefing manager Terry Francona said that Scutaro will probably be ready to go on Friday night in Philadelphia. Angel Sanchez was promoted from Pawtucket and will start, batting ninth against Francisco Liriano.
"I think he is doing OK. He was a little tender last night, which happens. That is part of the reason we have Angel [Sanchez] here. He will be ready to go tomorrow and be feeling good about being ready to go, that is the idea. If not we will give him another day but I don't think that will happen," Francona said.
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Jacoby Ellsbury played left field and went 3-for-4 with a double, infield hit, stolen base and run while fellow rehabbing outfielder Mike Cameron played center and went 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and run for Double-A Portland as the pair continued their rehab assignments. Ellsbury, out since April 11 due to a hairline fracture of four ribs, is expected to play again in Portland on Friday, while Cameron was to be evaluated before determining the next step of his rehab from an abdominal strain.
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
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.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
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The great Lisa Scherber joined us to discuss today's trip to Fort Myers with 46 Jimmy Fund patients.
D&C's favorite author joined the show to discuss his new book.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins, the play of Zdeno Chara, and the future of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York joined the show to talk about the ongoing tampering scandals between the Jets and the Patriots.
Christian does not impress the high school girls hockey team.
Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.
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We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.
The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.More from this show
We discuss the annual joke that is the New York Jets, and their latest Jets-like move. Plus how on earth could you possibly choose to be a Jets fan.More from this show