Twins infielder Orlando Hudson isn’t happy that his friend, free agent outfielder Jermaine Dye, is not playing this season, and he implies the reason is racism. “Call it what you want to,” Hudson said following the Twins’ victory over the Red Sox in Minneapolis. “I ain’t fit to say it. After I retire I’ll say it. I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff to say after I retire.” After a closer look at offseason maneuverings around the league, Hudson may have a point. Read more about that, plus stories on NFL malcontents in Pittsburgh and New York, along with videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Two Providence College basketball players were arrested for beating up a fellow student Monday. Freshmen Johnnie Lacy and James Still were being held on $10,000 bail after they allegedly picked a student at random and assaulted him, sending him to the hospital with a broken nose and eyesocket along with other injuries.
According to a police report, the players "said they were going to beat up the next male they saw."
Both players, part of Keno Davis' first recruiting class, were suspended from the school. Davis already had announced that Lacy would be transferring.
Red Sox pitching prospect Casey Kelly allowed an unearned run in two innings in a start for Double-A Portland, his first appearance at that level. The 20-year-old permitted three hits (all singles) and a walk. The run scored on a wild pitch in an inning that was sustained by an error from Sea Dogs shortstop Jose Iglesias.
Kelly threw 45 pitches against the New Britain Rock Cats and left with a 4-1 lead.
The Minnesota Twins christened their new park, Target Field, with a 5-2 victory over the Red Sox. Minnesota pushed a pair of two-out runs across the plate in the bottom of the first against Sox starter Jon Lester and never relinquished that lead.
Lester allowed four runs in five innings of work, allowing nine hits (eight singles and a double) and three walks. He fell to 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in the young season, and now has a career 5.08 ERA in March/April. All of the runs that he permitted came with two outs.
The Sox' first run came on David Ortiz' run-scoring, opposite-field double in the top of the fourth inning. Yet Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts on the day, dropping his average to .136 with a .436 OPS.
Speaking to the Boston Herald, David Ortiz denied a report in Sunday's Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he was battling an injured left wrist. The initial report suggested that "friends of David Ortiz say the Red Sox slugger's left wrist is hurting, though he refuses to make excuses."
Before Monday's game, Ortiz told the Herald that injuries have not been to blame for his poor start. He entered Monday with a .111 average (2-for-18), and six strikeouts in his previous nine plate appearances.
"Don’t pay attention to that crap," Ortiz said of the report of an injury. "I’m fine. If I’d have been raking they wouldn’t be saying that."
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.More from this show
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.More from this show