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Dale Arnold and Rob Bradford Open Sports Sunday -- Reaction to the Bruins/Leafs Series Being Tied 1-1 on an Emotional Night with Jeff Bauman in the Building

May 5, 2013|

Dale and Rob kick things off talking about the B's struggling last night and just flat out being outplayed. The guys aren't worried though and think the better team here is the B's, therefore they'll bounce back. Dale discusses the awesome, emotional scene last night at the Garden with local hero Jeff Bauman there serving as Bruins banner captain.

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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. 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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

My name's Dale Arnold rob Bradford from WEEI dot com is -- started this a civil along side but that's the lines across the table mountain is right over there. Resplendent is always mine with his Deutsche Bank championship -- -- -- -- stuff I'm big in India now there's a long day. Longest sports now free -- young players say -- motivate -- a little frivolous concern after we -- -- If the Brad -- show from institute warning. Keep all I can call him the ball. Love there are commemorative I can't get enough because you weren't so many unanswered question really is between nine and one listen there's a lot to talk about -- now there is there's a lot to talk about. It will start with the Bruins because as a viable loss last night to the Toronto Maple Leafs. I I don't understand it -- I will never understand how you come out with less than. A complete effort and I thought the Bruins had less than a complete effort last night I mean game one they were dominant. In every phase of the game they were clearly the better team. Toronto to its credit amp up its game last night in the Bruins did not what are -- -- learn to go below. These narratives that we go down after these first games. One of whom weight wise Toronto has very very little playoff expert okay. Right in and I bet that's what affected them in that first game and that's fine. Usually after that it's it's with how it's gonna take over they have played in a playoff game now and what happened last night. -- large degree how typical. Might as well -- yeah I think it was not a more opulent I didn't I did not say that they are more talented team but they've played batter. Then the first game because there are more talented team in the show in the first. Well up to you this way if you if you feel that the Pittsburgh Penguins are among the best teams in the national hockey -- -- -- if not the best team in the national. The fact that they won game one handily and and lost game two of the islanders you're not sitting you're saying well all. Pittsburgh's in trouble. And they're not are -- I don't think the Bruins are -- -- exactly that's exactly the point I'm surrounding here. If you think the Bruins are a better team -- the Toronto Maple Leafs and I do. The fact that they lost on home ice to the Maple Leafs last night doesn't lead me to the next step which is all the Bruins are troubling mr. then. They certainly made it harder on themselves after losing last night they've now given up home ice advantage. Which they can re seized by winning either of the next two games in Toronto and I think they will win one of the next two games in Toronto. I thought this was gonna go six games I thought that the Bruins would win this series in six games. So -- obviously by fact I thought the Bruins lose a couple. And night. And I wasn't shocked that they lost I was disappointed. That Toronto seemed to respond better than the. Okay in we agree that we can't say that -- more talented and and we can't -- frozen when the series. But why did the Bruins lose last night. Toronto played are okay but they are in that that's that's the the the macro view of things. Why did they lose what part of the game did the Bruins lose defense of breakdowns -- okay why it was that. Firms can actually help them absolutely. Well and and again please don't misunderstand this those of you were driving around Boston screaming to radio -- our stop making excuses dale because I'm not okay. The fact of the matter is parents get suspended for game and should have been by the he deserved the one game that he got he didn't protest that he said you accept it you move on he's done that I've done that but because parents was out. You had a choice to make if you were if you were Claude Julian you can put -- Johnson and and immediately he's a left shooting defenseman like parents you keep the other defense -- the same and you move on from there. You elected to go with a more talented player -- Doug Hamilton. But he's a right handed shooting defenseman and what you had to do was disrupt all three defense pairs. To put Hamilton and you broke up char and Seidenberg. You moved Seidenberg. From the right side where he's infinitely more comfortable to the left side where he's nowhere near as comfortable. And Dennis Seidenberg was on the ice for three goals against last night. And the last time the Seidenberg has had my 3 February. I don't -- -- reality -- that and I that it was playing right defense that night to a fine if I went back and looked at a but my guess is he was probably playing that position. And you can see. Tangible evidence of what you're talking about affecting the Bruins in affecting net loss so I don't think you make an excuse at all. I think these are very real problems that they faced last night which they probably won't have the face the next game. Now ironically only that if parents back Monday and ironically I think the -- -- going to be suspended for Monday's game yet we were talking about that. That Buick Buick made mention that he win for the head. Person for most first point of contact was the -- it doesn't matter that he led with a shoulder. The first point of contact was the head which makes it. A violation of rule 48. And -- forty pointed out on the post game show its initial point of contact with the shoulder but that he followed through with the elbow and now there was no penalty called on the -- there was no penalty called on Andrew Ference. When he hit about right in game one and he was suspended for game and Japan and beyond but -- should be suspended for game. I don't know what enough track record is as they take that into consideration I don't know what his suspension track record as. But just based on the violation that he committed last night. I think -- Will be and should be suspended for two and as you point out that yes going to have number one to me. I also think you look at the follow -- And I know that gets -- clues of accent after the game last night as well you look at his follow through and that was pretty damning -- so. The same way with with parents as follow throw yes when he -- about ski in the heading game one. He'd he got what he deserved and that in that regard you know -- -- one game suspension which he served last night I think the least we'll have to play without enough. You'll look at some of the things that happen in the NHL. I mean I was one of the people who thought that Eric cry about not only didn't the service suspension I didn't think he deserved a penalty. But the hit on Lars -- He did not make they had the first point of contact. Unfortunately. -- got jarred by the shoulder to shoulder hit that big drive and gave him. And was knocked unconscious before he hit the ice he wasn't able to break his fall and brace himself and he went face first onto the ice and you saw you know the damaging results. Happened a similar sort of thing happened a number of years to go to Kevin Stephens. When he was playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins he took a hit was out. Went down face first and blow up his face the same way Lars tell -- -- and and unfortunately the results of the hit by gripe about. Outweighed the actual hit itself but he got suspended for two games for that and Ference got suspended for game for his shot. I don't see any way in the world and of escapes the same sort of punishment from Brendan Shanahan. Yeah I'm in so weak as you said -- we are making excuses here because. Why we focus on the micro in regards the Ference and the effect it has on defense I think your first point with the good one. Which is the Bruins distant come to play like. They didn't have the same intent right they had in game one -- exactly now I -- and you know what they did they did when it was too little too late. Or put not a pretty it's spurt there in the third period they were outshooting at least mile wide margin but got it to within a goal. And then gave up a back breaker to van riemsdyk well first ball. You can't let Cassel go on a breakaway when you're trying to fight from behind you're down not not a good way to start -- there and you know that that's kind of the way he's gonna play he's gonna look for that. Home run past you got to be aware of that after the bruins' defense. And then the the van riemsdyk goal was another back breaker. I think they didn't. They didn't come with the same intensity. That the Maple -- that you had to match that I think they also. On another fallout from the games they also -- Cassel get players incompetence almost son. Because if you look at the beginning of that game. And I think there was there was a two on one. And he could it take you could get in to this said Brecht said he could've got himself in position take a shot. But clearly he was setting up the pass the whole way you know what he won anything any part of it. Right and you kind of get that I had a feeling that oh okay it's in castles had the crowd out of the the moment everything else. Don't give this guy any conference but by the end of the game what's happening. You -- in these guys praising castle for what a good game point. Well according mentioned at the post game show last night in an -- Bruins fan which are concerned about is that this opens the floodgates. Now I don't happen to think it well. But here's -- here's the bottom line fact. That is the first. Yet even strength goal Kessel has scored against the Bruins in 24 career games against them. The first and only even strength goal he scored against the Bruins in 24 games. I was -- terrific play breakaway goal made that made the move beat to grasp all that's stuff that a gifted goal scorer like -- can do. But let's not go crazy about the -- suddenly being broken. Here and finally know why he's a talented player and opt -- to dole. Midway through that game you did you have that feeling of that this that this is the type of player who this environment especially in Boston is gonna get -- And on and but then all of a sudden you're right the dividend and a break open because the guy has one goal. We understand that. -- he's gonna play with more confidence now you want him heading into Toronto parents still shaken emotionally from from being yelled -- by the big bad. Bruins fans. But that's not the case. My daughter who was that the games featuring cast like that don't work and at EnerNOC. Said with a chip -- -- might wanna. Now it okay they're not cheering capital there. You left Paris which could well guy now calm it it's disappointing from the Bruins fans perspective simply because. You wanted to see -- come -- with the same effort that they had in game one and if they lost. If it primer stands on his head or are you know yeah a lot about a -- Google it if something happens you say our rights OB. But it Europe roads and you know what's in this. You know that Toronto -- up the intensity. The Bruins didn't didn't match it and that's where -- disappointment is you know what you know a lot of people are saying all this is like the last month and half the season. You know you have a great game in game one followed up with a not so great game in game two and the Bruins deserve those questions. Until they prove that it's that it's. I don't know if you -- heard this but the truth eyesore in the middle and all way to cut out at a -- billion times last year there in the Red Sox season. By retired a -- knowing you were wrong and the truth was that Gal Luft Hezbollah have solid plan that's out at sub key element key points this season the truth that Liza weren't built but not the overall overall it was part of -- -- and yes there was one way. But the EP -- driver in this one of the things is that you look at the next game in the series going forward. It's you don't get the feeling that hey you know what this -- carried them even when now he was fight right when he does that's exactly it in the in the third period when the Bruins finally woke up and they were putting pressure on him. Look at those rebounds look at how as you said look at how he's fighting the puck you don't get that sense of goalie day who was playing with a tremendous about a conference in that situation. I agree with the complete. I'll also say this and if if you weren't watching at the beginning of the telecast last night if you were in the building you obviously -- I I tried to give -- enough hints on on both Twitter and on the pregame show to make sure you caught the first few minutes of the game. There are some iconic sports moments in Boston sports history and we remember them. Ray Bork helping Norman Levy day skate around the Boston Garden ice there for a final time. Yeah there there are moments yeah as going around at the stands and high five being bans on yeah Tuesday. You know a fan yelling out we love you could lose. We saw one last. We saw one of those iconic sports moments. And and the reason that the Bruins didn't publicize it very much all there was twofold reason. One big didn't wanna make it appear as though they were trying to you know get some publicity advantage from this and they weren't. And to. Questions during the day whether Jeff Bowman would be able to be there and and I mean he's not. Completely out of vote the would series at Spaulding rehab but you know he is still hospitalized for. The grievous injuries that he suffered April 15 in the Boston Marathon bombing. But when they wheeled him out on the ice in the darkened arena. And most fans I don't think even saw that he came out then it brought the carpet out of the Zamboni entrance and and wield his wheelchair out onto the carpet in the dark. And then the video board at SATA rice. Was was running the -- they didn't have a vocal intro Jim Martin didn't introduce him it was strictly on video. And they talked about you know one of the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing and then when they put his name up on the board it's -- a rice. And the spotlight shone on him and he's sitting there. It lower than the emotion of it floored me now neither team was out on the bench at the time. So there was no psychological advantage to be gained by the by the Bruins or or psychological damage to be suffered by the Toronto Maple -- neither team was out there. It was the fans moment it was Jeff Bowman's moment. And it just it war picture nuts and and he sit there with that big smile he has and he's waving that Boston's strong flag. And at the same time the fans are passing that giant Bruins banner around the arena and Brian Babineaux was one of the Bruins photographer yes. Gotten the shot. Of Jeff. Sitting in the chair. Waving the flag in the giant Bruins banner is right or don't find him going around the arena where Mercury you're through refinement. I I tweeted out last night I'll re tweet at the -- so that you concede -- picture. It is stunning. And I as I said last night I -- in law. Of the strength and spirit of a guy like Jeff Bowman I I I'm sold awestruck. By eight you know a lot of people who were heroes around the pair marathon bombing. Its -- some people don't know the story so I don't blame them when somebody on Twitter said to me last night. -- I said you know an American hero Jeff balance and he's at maybe you need to define hero form. Because they don't know the whole story in other words they think all because he was a victim he's a hero and he's a hero because he had both legs blown off in the marathon bombing. He went into surgery. Woody came out of surgery that very first thing he did was give his best friend who was sitting at his bedside waiting foreign. To go get a policeman he couldn't speak because he had a -- going down its throat. He got the policeman to come into the room any -- on a pad of paper I saw the guy. And and then described him. And then set black hat sunglasses. He said he looked right at me. So the policeman that was able to go back to the FBI -- this description they were able to go back and look through the videos and -- Various right that's the guy the first identification of these two. Dirt bags and tape from just -- moment -- That's why he's an American hero he's the one who put a finger on. On dirt bag number one and set I looked -- I saw him he looked me in BI this is who you're looking for. It was stunning last. He's going to even if he doesn't identify area who -- somebody to say he's not here who say that. The hernia -- -- I take that back right I TSA. And there are filed a frenzy there I know in and we although there people there. By what he had yeah absolutely what a great moment it was unbelievable last. And I I don't. How much of the game Jeff was able to stay for. I I know that they had accommodations -- a sweet but they they didn't know if he was going to be able to eat any more people know where he Watson. He you know he he did put out a statement through the Bruins thanking the Bruins in the people Boston for their support. He was there to service the -- banner captain before the game. And I don't know -- -- for the whole game I I honestly don't know where he went after he left the ice. What I'm telling you if you saw that on TV or if you saw that in the arena. Yeah and you didn't get a lump in your throat and -- hearing your eye and and it catching your heart doing human. It was unbelievable to see it happen. -- and and all the credit to -- What he's fighting his way through wind and the type of person that he is. I know Jerry knows him personally and -- talked about him. An emotional important has gotten to know Jeff a little bit the year and has talked about him how strong he is. It was an amazing moment to see last night at the garden and if if you didn't get the opportunity I'm sure you can find video of it on line. Bullock again before if you trio that photo. I'll put it out -- how recently -- I I tweeted it out last night Brian Babineaux took the shot is experiencing great photographer and I'm sure it's a great great show. I let's open up the lines bring you guys in 6177797937. -- telephone number. On the AT&T text line is 37937. You are always available. To reach out either of us by way of our Twitter accounts act Brad Ball. -- -- --

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