Athletics outfielder/D.H. Jack Cust, who was named in the Mitchell Report (the lengthy review on the use of performance-enhancing substances that was researched by former Sen. George Mitchell at the request of Major League Baseball and published in Dec. 2007), described the Mitchell Report as "kind of a joke" for its failure to include the names of any members of the Red Sox. Cust noted that Mitchell is a director of the Red Sox.
"With all the other stuff going on, with a lot of the guys coming out recently - big-name guys - to me it's kind of funny they spent all that money on the Mitchell Report and a bunch of hearsay and the guy who made all the money off it happened to work for the Red Sox," Cust told the AP. "Were there any Red Sox on the report? To me, that's kind of a joke. How does that happen? It's coming out now with guys on that team. The guy worked for the Red Sox - they spent all kinds of millions of...
Rex Ryan’s mouth is at it again.
A day after using an expletive during his training camp news conference to tweak his former team, the Jets coach took a swipe at Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Ryan said during a radio interview a few months ago that he didn’t come to New York “to kiss Bill Belichick’s rings.” He explained Tuesday what he meant, and might have provided more bulletin board material.
“When I said that about Belichick, I’m just letting him know I’m not intimidated by him,” Ryan said. “He’s got the same position I have. We’re both head coaches in this league. He just happens to have a hell of a lot more Super Bowl wins. I don’t have a win. I understand that, but we’re not going to tiptoe our way through this thing. You don’t line up and beat a Bill Belichick-coached team by tiptoeing in there.”
The Red Sox saw their offense wake up with 12 hits, including home runs by David Ortiz and Jason Bay, as they went on to take the series opener against the Blue Jays, 10-9, Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre. The win game despite a subpar performance from starter Josh Beckett, who allowed seven runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. Jonathan Papelbon got the final four outs for the save. Every member of the Red Sox' starting lineup had at least one hit, with Victor Martinez, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ortiz each notching two hits apiece.
Though Jason Varitek was originally in the Red Sox' starting lineup against the Blue Jays, he has been scratched. Victor Martinez will instead catch Josh Beckett, with Kevin Youkilis returning to the lineup as a first baseman following his five-game suspension, and Mike Lowell playing third. Lowell had originally been scheduled to serve as the designated hitter against left-hander Ricky Romero, with David Ortiz getting the night off. But with Varitek out, Ortiz will serve as the D.H.
SP -- Beckett
SP -- Romero
Dustin Pedroia left the Red Sox prior to their series against the Blue Jays to be with his wife, Kelli, who was in labor in Boston. According to reports from Toronto, Pedroia made it back in time for the birth of the couple's first child, a 7 1/2 pound son, Dylan. With Pedroia out of the lineup, Nick Green will start at second base on Tuesday in Toronto.
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
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The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
We listen to a tribute to the late great Mayor Thomas Menino who passed away at the age of 71. Produced by Joe Zarbano.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.
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.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.
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