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The Bobby V Era is Officially Over and Mustard and Johnson React to Open the Show -- "Bobby V was the Worst Hire for Any Position in Red Sox History"

Oct 6, 2012|

Craig and Larry kick things off talking about the end of the Bobby V era and where the Sox go from here. It's going to be a long battle to get to the top again. They discuss just how pathetic things were this year for Bobby V and co - so much so that Craig actually thinks it was the worst hire in Sox history!

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.

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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Until then of course -- to talk about all the things that. Are important besides BC football we have patriots football tomorrow afternoon thank the lord it's not a prime time. The baseball in the football should say scheduling gods. Blessing us with a 4 o'clock game. Down at Gillette Stadium Peyton Manning returning to Foxboro for the first time a couple years this time Broncos uniform. As the pats and Broncos renew their rivalry. Tim Tebow will not be the quarterback I think the result might be the same. Little more competitive this time around for the Broncos meanwhile -- Bobby. Valentine Iraq is over mercifully that ended somewhere on Thursday morning so those two topics on the table Larry Johnson forty wanna start with. -- -- At the analysts that with is as you heard only yesterday we have a new phone number. And all the old number you if you wanna get on the year Wallace's 617779. And 937. Which is now are you practicing and -- yourself -- what -- -- over the years in this I think from the Jerry Lucas school. But I always take famous athlete and I remember their numbers and it's easy for me to remember telephone numbers that -- Sosa Maine I'm -- -- of Brown's number. 37 Rodney Harrison if you can't remember Roosevelt brown and why are we going -- Williams and Harrison. -- -- seven or just remember the numbers of the station. Yeah that's what that's from three that we have a pause in between -- you want ecology and it was a call on that number. Try to get there. -- -- you do -- -- -- I don't clear enough of that yesterday I did I've been practicing all week like you have obviously you've been work in and -- little intonation here accent on this particular numbers and again 7797. 937. Which you're on the -- would Austin Johnson by the way in the old number you were not allowed to you about the number more than twice police say the number of trying to right now I as Jason rated use the right to give up the number yeah because you didn't open the show doing. 617. 797937. Other way we know -- at every place. Referees weren't there now refereeing -- umpiring in Major League Baseball. What a fiasco last night in there if there risen one -- -- out while cod playoff game. And certainly the Braves had any number of opportunities to win that game but still argued he is one bad call questionable call and are -- home. -- that certainly on the table the good the other knew that I really have to get to Craig quickly is them everybody predicted. Body was gonna get fired but I could pitcher on his bicycle. Texting. Thursday and he's all excited -- arkan whose family page and I am not gonna get fired I'm gonna get made and get ill Larry's right now. And daylight time. Member Tommy my marks and that I see just a couple of Jason no cops or anything where is everybody walks into the room is a big fish -- -- man but you know what though. I am I'm very upset with the Red Sox once again they can't even handle that the right way why did you call. A press conference. And and M is Larry said he -- won a mob mentality. Larry what do you expect when you finished with one of the first -- ago. Racquets and over far do you worst rockets over forty years. You have to take you beating. Somebody has to take responsibility for hiring Valentine. Somebody has to take responsibility for the for the all the -- field interruptions and confusion and things that we're going on. That's called baseball that's called big coming out to -- public if you got a Celebrex. And you got to -- hundred year anniversary events. When things are going great wonderful that I think you should take the credit for which you guys have done a great job over the years with -- everything that you've done. With special events but you also have to face the music. In I think breaking up the media -- to small little pockets of of roundtable discussions with discipline and that went. Making other venues wait until the wee hours of the evening when they when their shells are all overall they can't. Have access to reporting it until 11 o'clock. I just think was very very poorly done I was very disappointed -- that I thought it was a cowardly way. Of handling the situation. You made a mistake it's not the end of the world. But I thought it was a great opportunity. To have John Henry Tom coroner Larry Lucchino in -- sitting at a table with microphones. You announced the fact it probably was fired and then you'd take the barrage of questions. Like a -- static moment you get it out -- way. And -- like anything else that like Craig people will move on instead what they'll do with they'll wait. They'll they'll they'll wait give you will -- press conference when they hired a new manager everybody will be giggling and falling all over reach out our. And then they are hoping that. Anything that happened yesterday will be forgotten because now we don't want to talk about that now -- to a new page now we have a new manager in place. I'm just telling you it's not the way to do business with your public with your fans in the people listening out players fans. If you disagree in this is the way you want to be treated the atlas and more power to you myself personally I was very disappointed. I wanted to press conference. I want it to one of them the field all of the tough questions get about the way it's not the end of the world you bet you've won two World Series yet you've done a great job his owners. You've hit some speed bombs in I think they should have been accountable to that. Somebody should -- stepped up I thought Larry did I get credit in -- -- -- he did say that he did take some responsibility. By the Bobby Valentine hire I I appreciate all of that I just at a press conference was an order I thought the fans deserved. More if they had although sellout they deserve to hear. Inches now this fascination with it was Farrell is that number went flavor of the month. I still don't understand them. The Toronto finished. This year 73 and 89. In the last year 81 in 81. In his. 24 at 25. Last year it'll all -- and lower this year. So I don't understand if for arrow is supposed to be just pitching genius in you predict the interview we just had on about Ramiro in their struggles he had. What is so much of a fascination to get him and he got to give up compensation. Like I -- Mitt Romney listening to -- I have to tell how important are scrambling now -- benefit from early because we're being we are we going to be offer cut that number -- -- because of obesity -- 6177797. 937. Markets and you're all over the pleasure and -- -- -- the places we don't want sad that your going up eighteen years ago it's only seventy only feels like he feels like an eternity for a life sentence so you're upset the way the Red Sox handled the Arab media opportunities. We get opinions from you that's something no okay here's something why would like to hear how they handled the media opportunity because as it I have advanced care Vick because you want answers you -- know what went wrong so you won't repeat it you want to know or you know who did the hiring what did you how did you go about doing what happened during the year. To allow it to get this bad -- of firearm in Seattle these questions that I think fans does it right did you not listen to DNC Larry Lucchino Skype operate what made it's not you don't like our show now it's not not a question of that is not the same Larry said himself in his genius he said he right from -- respective. Keep him on a mob mentality OK there are people assuring upper burning torches and everything and Robert rock all right so it was the method it of the communications. That Europe set I didn't like I thought it was a cowardly way. Of the handling -- horrible season in handling the fact that they -- millions of questions out yet. It will not be answered now because they're -- animal -- you were not satisfied not at all Ares said to John and -- this week now I was not -- was forthright enough you think I was -- Howard you know I think right and it is I don't put it on Larry I think the you have to have. The ownership the -- And one of the questions I would ask what are you gonna do different this time around than you did last year at this time. -- -- -- credit for doing something different oh stop it -- -- -- you wanna suck up for Christmas at -- are -- go -- yeah. Listen I anticipated dates -- my calendar and I am sure Larry's not happy with me improbably nobody else over the areas. Let me tell you what we've told you over the years. The fact -- upset about it means that I still care the fact that people come wanna call and complain. And the media has questions to ask. Means they still care when you get to a point where people are no longer angry then you really have a problem with your product -- -- I think over the last. Thirty days or so. Since may be this Seattle. Breakfast or even before that may be needed the big trade with the Dodgers I think indifference was really the order of the day I don't think it was anything but we can't. When you get to the final last straw and you in the end it is much as people criticize Curt Schilling the different things -- what he did and I -- espionage that. The guy comes on the year. It the and they asked them a couple of questions about selling your sock yeah I have to so much argument about archer. Operator army collection well some of the other things that he might have to sell -- I have to saudis threw away -- whether he'll like Schilling I'm not. The guy eight. You answers the questions that's all -- that's -- that's on you losing. Both cheering. Now just -- I'm -- now I just wanted and -- would digging for days now just -- -- tradition and our traditional what happens is when you're sitting there in a press conference. That one person my last question it would trigger another thought and eventually. Every EU cover. Once and for our Craig which is arm asking for that that's why you won it. You wanna cover wants overall it's over item on talk about it anymore and you move on -- outlets organ oil smoke -- but I'm telling you -- -- -- when they hire a new manager at parliament place and everything nobody wants to talk about yesterday. Let's move on now that was before. And that's fine and you -- right to do that I won't take it as much a -- About Toronto though I and I don't understand why people. This Major League pitching this year they were 26 that Major League pitching the reds -- for a 27. Last year they were 24. So they got worse this year in pitching. So -- might be the guy the embryo we're learning and the more we're listening and Schilling said the same thing. In -- at -- all along. You know on it you don't care about him and to be in an -- -- guy you got a bench -- -- buck communities somebody can work with people you need somebody who -- to wait long. Season. -- make sure everybody's performing it it is a top level. And getting along OKA in working through brush -- is -- of the standoff that may be for -- will do that. The other big when he gets brought to people is fine -- -- -- guy what you wanna give up for compensation and talk about giving up and an everyday player awhile aren't that many everyday places. That they have left to beat him. I would look at it this way and you made a good point about a manager really is a psychologist more than anything else. Needs to understand and communicate with the front office needs that need to communicate with -- coaching staff and certainly there's operative. Seed that this -- -- -- -- about by the words today -- am I Africa's economic or borrow up now but every -- when leftists as one of -- five -- energy -- by the -- six point 7779. Point 93 separate note these are the paper ballot it got to go -- that much a partner for art -- -- that you're on the -- -- you to send me into Danny doesn't like that a mantra needs to communicate with the what do you think I said the players in the front -- and the coaching okay oh in the front office. I would like to believe -- gentlemen was this -- dollar that's why you have a press conference. High the manager. Always going to be calling the shots now because whatever you did last year. Didn't work why it's such a bad. Point him or listen intently is I was through the -- -- interview this morning it was in the parking lot Larry tried three different spaces before. That. I would you know out of the interview attend a lot of cross street compile a lot of that -- on their -- bumps and scratches aren't cognitive enormously important and I can't have and I think I -- but anyway I've Lucchino. Was as forthright as he would be -- he said he didn't like. How they did last year in congress has to be fair agreement how are they doing that we are exchanging roles here how they're OK okay Larry how did you two Atlanta last year they trotted Francona out. They trotted up the allow in they had Larry member there was there and that really awkward dog and pony show where all -- media gathered. Everybody could ask questions and we criticized the apps that now which I don't do not what we criticize him -- your jump at all. Now we criticize them because -- and and Larry couldn't get on the same page. You couldn't tell who was calling the shots that was out of the question you wanna know right now. Number one who is calling the shots. Who hiring the manager is -- going to be nights around a round table again. As is Bill James got to be reporting directly to John Henrik one of these unfair questions to ask listen. Ice I saw a Red Sox team I thought was resolute for the first time a long time they didn't wait. Longer than a few hours. After the game was over less than 24 hours about twelve hours after the game was over. Bobby Valentine was history to me that was progress I don't care how they explained it's the media behind closed doors or whatever was they got rid of Bobby Valentine expedition to get so does that solve your problems it it's certainly good first -- does that solve your problems it's a good first step because Bobby Valentine but was the worst hire opera I'm gonna be inflammatory here. The single worst hire in Red Sox baseball -- It who did that. -- -- -- -- I just am trying to find our. Now wait a minute trying to -- him this morning it's dramatic as their ass and says -- investigating our guy like -- -- database eleven like let's go like that that debate the other night I got all that energy as well. Like for incest or Barack I don't know whether it's going out on a date after the away by it anyway. Lean mean spirited about it. I care about the team. I even as John Farrell -- this lusting after Farrow the got to make the same mistakes they -- it would Valentine and just jump on the forest. Name that comes out let's put it I wouldn't want it let's put it this way from Bobby Valentine there's no word ago --

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Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.

Dale and Holley: Steve Lyons 4-11-14

Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, brings us around the NHL 4-11-14

2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.

Dale and Holley: Jack Edwards 4-10-14

Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots OL: Reflecting on the Boston Marathon, 4-15-14

Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing one year later 4-15-14

Mut, Merloni and Christian Fauria reflect on the tragic events on April 15th 2013 at the Boston Marathon and discuss how the city has changed.

Matt Chatham with Dale an…

Matt Chatham with Dale and Holley: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

Reflecting on the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.

David Abel of the Boston Globe : Remembering Martin Richard through the eyes of the Richard family 4-15-14

We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Minor Details Ep. 79: The…

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast #3

It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!

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Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Brad Faxon gives his take on Bubba Watson capturing his second Green Jacket 4-14-14

Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

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