Gerald Perry, who spent the 2010 season as the hitting coach for the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, was named the Oakland A's hitting coach on Wednesday. Perry has spent 10 years as a big league hitting coach, serving in that capacity for the Mariners from 2000-02, the Pirates from 2003-05, the A's in 2006 and the Cubs from 2007-09.
The 2010 PawSox finished second-to-last in the International League in runs scored, though a number of Red Sox position prospects enjoyed strong developmental years at the level. Ryan Kalish, Lars Anderson, Josh Reddick and Daniel Nava headlined the notable prospects who worked with Perry while in Pawtucket this year.
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Giants shortstop Juan Uribe's ninth-inning sacrifice fly against Roy Oswalt of the Phillies capped a wild Game 4 of the National league Championship Series, giving San Francisco a 6-5 walkoff win. With the victory, the Giants assumed a commanding 3-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. They will have the opportunity to clinch a World Series berth at home on Thursday in Game 5.
The game saw plenty of drama. The Giants claimed an early 2-0 lead on a pair of run-scoring hits (a single and a double) from catcher Buster Posey in the first and third innings. But the Phillies came roaring back with four runs in the top of the fifth inning in a rally that featured a run-scoring single from Shane Victorino, a two-run double by Placido Polanco and a run-scoring wild pitch.
The Giants, however, pushed back for one run in the fifth and then plated two in the sixth on a double by Pablo Sandoval that put...
Following his team's 102-97 win Wednesday night in the preseason finale against New Jersey, Celtics captain Paul Pierce said he believe that his current team of veterans has a 'window' of opportunity to win another NBA title.
"I don't look at it that way," Pierce said. "I've got four years left, shoot. The window's open as long as I'm here. Definitely, the sense of urgency is there every year we have our team [together]. We don't look ahead at a window. The object is to have a sense of urgency now and then next year, worry about that."
The Celtics, the defending Eastern Conference champions, open the NBA season on Tuesday night against LeBron James and the Miami Heat at TD Garden.
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The Celtics cut Stephane Lasme and Mario West after Wednesday's game with the Nets, which makes it likely that Von Wafer will be on the final 15-man roster, but Wafer said he has not been told definitely yet whether he has made the team. "No, not yet," Wafer said. "If I don’t, I just want to go somewhere and play basketball. I’m 25 years old, it’s time for me to play."
Lasme was told after the game that he was being released, but he made a strong impression on the Celtics coaching staff. "I wasn’t really trying to prove anything," Lasme said. "I was just trying to fit in with the team. At the end of the day, it’s just basketball. If I think about it this way, it’s easier for me."
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Paul Pierce scored a game-high 17 points while Shaquille O'Neal scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Celtics beat the New Jersey Nets, 107-92, in their preseason finale at TD Garden. The Celtics finished the preseason 7-1.
Originally expected to play just the first half, the starting five played late into the third quarter as the Celtics outscored the Nets, 36-16, to take control of the game after falling behind by as many as 14 early in the second quarter. Lawrence Frank coached the game for Doc Rivers, who is still recovering from the biopsy on his throat earlier this week. Rivers is expected to be ready to assume coaching responsibilities once the season begins.
Next up for the Celtics, their highly anticipated NBA season opener against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat next Tuesday night at TD Garden.
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Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
The guys chat about the potential of a loss tonight and if they'd be "OK" with it. Is 16-0 the end-all, be-all?
Fauria calls the guys to talk about the game and why he is one of the few that feels that the Pats can win tonight. He just doesn't think Osweiler is ready for the challenge. Also, we get the inactives and Chris' final thoughts on the game.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Following the game, multiple reports surfaced that the team doesn't consider Rob Gronkowski's knee injury to be that serious. The guys discuss the possible validity to these reports.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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