ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With left-hander David Price on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, Rocco Baldelli will get the start on Thursday night, with J.D. Drew available on the bench. With Clay Buchholz on the mound for the Red Sox, Victor Martinez will be the catcher with Jason Varitek out of the starting lineup.
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Former Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski has been fired as offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jagodzinski was named the Buccaneers offensive coordinator on January 29, 2009 after two years (2007-2008) at BC. “I just learned the news," Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo said. "It’s unfortunate. All of us at Boston College wish Jags and his family the very best.” Jagodzinski previously had assistant coaching stops for the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking after the Red Sox' 8-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Red Sox starter Jon Lester said that the ailment that forced him out of his start Tuesday night was in his right hip and not his groin as was previously thought. Lester, who allowed two runs over six innings before leaving for precautionary reasons, said that the ailment wouldn't affect his preparation for next start and shouldn't be a problem going forward, although he didn't expect it to "magically disappear" any time soon.
Appearing on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Thursday morning, WEEI.com's Curt Schilling called the chances of him running for the Massachusetts' vacant Senate seat "slim to none" but still wouldn't rule out the possibility, stating that the decision would come down to the feelings of his wife, Shonda, and family. Talking about the prospects of actually winning the seat if he did run, Schilling said, "I wouldn't even remotely consider it if I wasn't planning on winning it."
Schilling also addressed some of his critcs, who say that he doesn't have the credentials to run for office, saying, "My credentials are I have no baggage. I have no special interest, I have no ties." He then added, "I wouldn't call them credentials as much as I would call them advantages."
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John M. Stephens, the 1988 Offensive Rookie of the Year for the Patriots, has been killed after his pickup truck ran off a highway and struck some trees, authorities in Shreveport, Louisiana said Wednesday. Stephens, 43, apparently lost control of his vehicle on a rural stretch of Louisiana Highway 169 near Shreveport on Tuesday evening, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's office said.
Stephens wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was thrown after the truck hit some trees head-on, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said in a statement. The statement said Stephens apparently was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the single-vehicle accident.
"It appeared Stephens lost control and tried to overcorrect his steering, causing him to cross back over the road and hit the trees," the sheriff's office added.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
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Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
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Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
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