CHICAGO — With the announcement that he would be joining Jerry Remy in the NESN broadcast booth for the 2016 season — leaving the Red Sox Radio broadcast — Dave O’Brien revealed the most difficult part of his decision to move back to television.
It was parting ways with his radio partner, Joe Castiglione.
“Well, he’s the best guy I know. He’s the best guy you know,” O’Brien said following the Red Sox’ 5-4 loss to the White Sox Tuesday night. “We know that he’s a great announcer and he’s a better human being, which I don’t say about everything. I wouldn’t say that about me, but I’ll say it about Joe Castiglione because he’s a Hall of Famer in every sense. It’s been the single most...
CHICAGO — Following the Red Sox‘ 5-4 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Jerry Remy took a few minutes to reflect on the news that his longtime NESN Red Sox broadcast partner, Don Orsillo, would not be brought back for the 2016 season.
“For the last 15 years it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Don,” an emotional Remy told a small group of reporters immediately after the broadcast. “I can remember him sitting in the booth when the job became available. He was asking me if there was any chance he could probably get it. I said a few things to a few people and he did get it. He’s been an outstanding partner for 15 years and I’m truly going to miss him...
Wade Miley allowed just two earned runs over six innings Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Unfortunately, Wade Miley threw 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday.
The White Sox got to Miley for three runs in the bottom of the seventh, erasing Boston’s two-run lead and jumping ahead on a double from Trayce Thompson that was largely due to Hanley Ramirez‘ latest adventure in left field. Thompson’s double ended Miley’s night and gave him the loss in a 5-4 victory for the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
Ramirez failed to field the line drive into left field, missing the ball and letting it bounce to...
CHICAGO — So, Hanley Ramirez is ready to begin his new life as a soon-to-be first baseman. He has started his workouts with infield coach Brian Butterfield, while saying all the right things when it comes to the new venture.
Ramirez has seemingly answered the first question when it comes to making the transition from outfield back to infield: would he be invested in the venture?
David Ortiz, who accompanied Ramirez in his early afternoon drill work with Butterfield, said the acceptance should come as a surprise.
“Hanley has a good attitude about everything,” Ortiz said. “It sucks that people are criticizing him, a guy who is trying to learn a new position. People always want to talk about being selfish, but I don’t think people know what they’re talking about when they talk about that because the guy gave up on his position...
If you expected Hanley Ramirez to resist playing first base ‘ surprise! He said on Tuesday that he’s completely on board.
“I think with me at first, we’re going to have a better team on the field, competing every day,” Ramirez said in Chicago after working out at first before a game against the White Sox.
The turnabout certainly comes as a shock given the team’s reluctance as recently as a week ago to even work out Ramirez there this season. But the arrival of Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations and the departure of general manager Ben Cherington apparently contributed to Ramirez’s change of heart — not to mention how well the Red Sox have...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
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 starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
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!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.More from this show