Aug 18, 2013|
Butch Opens the show discuss the Patriots and how well the first team played against Tampa Friday night. Tom Brady was dialed in showing no signs of injurying his knee earlier in the week. Butch discusses the impact of Danny Amendola, the running game and the young wide receiving core.
Red Sox Bench Coach Torey Luvollo joins the program to talk about Red Sox injuries and the MLB Replay process
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.
Villani doesn't understand the Red Sox' approach to the negotiations with Jon Lester for an extension. Sure, you have to start somewhere, but their offer was so off base, it was almost insulting. He wonders if the Red Sox truly want Lester in the future and if they don't, WHY!?!
The Red Sox will have the proverbial log jam in the outfield when Shane Victorino returns - what should they do? Send Jackie Bradley back down, make a trade or something else...Butch and Buck discuss.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Happy Sunday evening to all of you here on this middle of August Sunday August 18. On WEEI hi everybody I'm what Stearns. Christian arcane given the sports flashes Dan -- out taking your phone calls. -- waning handling all the logistics over here at Fenway and that's where we are we are alive at Fenway Park. Four hours before game time of the Red Sox. And the Yankees. Are doing out there everybody. Sunday night for clock winding down your weekend. This part of the weekend is always Sunday nights for us nine to fibers. And -- wasn't kind of fiber but now I am it's always a depressing isn't it. Because you turn the page trying to squeeze the last. Fun out of the weekend. -- debt Monday morning wake up call looming. Some earlier than others for some of us. For those of you like to get up to work out early which -- Get in the habit of doing now lately don't know why. Actually I do no -- you can Alter but anyway -- it got that Sunday night healing and then with it being August. Whether we like it or not and you can debate on this would love you to debate me on this. But if you're a Memorial Day to Labor Day new Englander. Here's -- I mean the unofficial or official start of summer his Memorial Day -- might have better weather before that in April rarely. Are beginning in May rarely. But Memorial Day starts the summer well Labor Day -- Okay Labor Day and you got a boat you think your shrink wrapped and you got to pull you think gonna cover and it he might try to milk it. Right through Thanksgiving cause we're gonna have an Indian summer. He might play golf all the way through to December because he had an Indian summer native American summer to be politically correct. But. Let's face it there -- two weeks left in this summer so what does that mean from a sports perspective. Well for those of you been hanging -- -- cook out -- and Ellis Stanley had a big family cook out yesterday. My good friend Marianne Longo invited the entire Stearns -- Donna -- beach constituents have no idea. Why she invited our entire -- she's not to do that. But we are gracious that she did and now I think she's rethinking it -- be left. -- the dog our dog big black lab and everybody went down to her place we had a blast thank you Marianne. But it shouldn't have met a lot of different people I had met a foreign of course that. The talk came to the Red Sox and patriots. Who were playing. On Friday night and about new England sports and so a couple of things came to the forefront here. I think everybody. Is waiting for the other shoe to drop with a Red Sox and I think I've been hearing it more and more for the last month. So my question -- -- tonight to start everything off his back. Are you waiting for the other shoe to drop -- these Red Sox and if so why. Because if you are you're one of two kinds of people you're a long time Red Sox fan that despite all the success. Since feeling the trio took over. And now abandoned and John Farrow elect at the Helm since all the successes to two World Series championships since all of it. You're still can't get you the little kid to putting him on the fire. You're waiting for the ball to go through partners legs the pudge -- home run is great is it was is not one -- -- defining moments in Red Sox history. So you just can't change even though we saw those two parades. Even though we saw them win those World Series you just can't change. If you're in another category you're one of those people waiting for the shooter drop we just don't really believe in this team. He'll look at these teaming you say. Or seven a career year. Ortiz -- haven't really good year Pedroia. No haven't really good -- -- not career year. Any of the pitchers having a career year. Buchholz was still he was out. Lester no -- well we're just getting to know yet Lackey -- by the way I agree with Steve Buckley line in his column today he has redefined the term. And I -- common front and it was some to the effect of redefined the term. I've deceptive according to his record -- pitching better than his record and that is so true -- and an ERA under four. A losing record with 810. But last night the latest example. Of that if you needed an -- right now -- your race. So no he's having a career year so when you have to wait for that other shoe to drop -- considerate on my chest. As -- here in center field at Fenway as the buzz start to pick up for the latest Red Sox yankees drama. And there is drama yankees not so much involved -- standings perspective we'll get to that. But if you're waiting for the other shoe to drop that maybe just don't believe in this team and maybe it's because. That despite their 21 games over 500 record 73 and 52. Okay. Despite their lead in the American League east for those BR. Of -- down the stretch there two games up. With 37 to go to games -- Tampa Bay Rays and by the way since the rays lit. The world on fire they've had trouble maintaining it they're riding a roller coaster right now. Christian -- -- keep you updated on the scores from today in -- it's going -- that the red sucked at 37 games to go or two games up. A lot of you'll wait for the other shoe to drop could you just don't believe in this team and again I'm not gonna criticize you. I think you do have to decide as a Red Sox and for your own sanity do you believe or do you not. But if you don't. Let's just talk since the all star break. They have played 28 games since the all star break any good 21 games over 500. They're pretty ordinary team since the all star break -- fifteen and thirteen. They're two games over 500. Very late in their last sixteen. I mentioned the numbers by month because I've been saying this all summer what's been remarkable about this team is its resiliency. And it's consistency. It's resiliency latest example John Lackey and this team yesterday. They are the only team in baseball who is not lost more than three in a row -- -- say that again. They are the only team in the major leagues today. As great as the tigers look right now the Dodgers look unbeatable but cardinals about a magical year. The Boston Red Sox are the only team in baseball who have not lost more than three in a row they could've done yesterday. Lackey went to the mound spawn a gem did not plunking Iraq in the air like we all wanted him to do. And the Red Sox still have not lost more than three in a row. They were eighteen and eight and April 10 over they play 500 ball and made it was six games over about a 500 June at seventeen and eleven. They were fifteen and ten in July and right now and August with twelve games to go very Nate. So. What's it gonna be the last 37 games I've always said the magic number of 95 in my mind. -- -- the Red Sox to be -- get in the playoffs and ideally when the division and not played that one game playoff they don't win 95 games wolf I'm right. They get to 22 and fifteen down the stretch they -- play seven games over 500 shall get a -- one of those people waiting for the other shoe to drop. When -- played seven games over 500 right now. They're two games over 500 since the all star break. Yet -- picked up Jake Peavy -- made me happy and a lot of other people happy I still like it I think it'll be. Key factor down the stretch not the factor. But the Detroit Tigers are the best team in the American League. And there are other good teams in the American League to the the Red Sox have faced upstarts down the stretch Oakland a's might be one of the best to. So where are you -- the Red Sox as summer has two weeks left are you expecting. An Indian summer swarmed I didn't play under 500 baseball with 37 games left to play. Because right now Tampa Bay Baltimore and certainly not the Yankees none of -- overwhelming them. An overwhelming the Red Sox on tonight's game. He's a good one as a matter of perspective because think about it he always we always has Red Sox fans add weight to what significance every game. But here we are with the Red Sox about to finish a little spot. A layover if you will at Fenway. Before they came off a long road trip. And underwhelming road trip they went -- six and about to head out on another road trip. That goes to separate Cisco and LA with the Dodgers six games out west. Against two really good pitching staffs and gets the hottest team in baseball again they'll beyond next Sunday night I'll be back here at 4 o'clock next Sunday. As they take on the Dodgers so where are you with a Red Sox if they win tonight. They're nine and eight in August their game more or 500 there you go there's a consistency. They just keep winning baseball game winning series the other thing is they win this series to go to eight and four against the Yankees went another series against the Yankees. For whatever that means in -- 2013 season always means something for bragging rights and his longtime rivalry. So it is a significant game tonight it's also significant because Ryan Dempster. Is the one guy that everybody says well he he's got to correct rotation. You know when Buchholz comes back Dempster goals well. -- all the guys in a picture up and down by the way do Bronson too bad start tomorrow. Lester continues to be roller coaster ride who knows he's gonna get from Bockwoldt all the signs are good he'll be back soon. Peavy too good outing one bad. Bomb again Dempster has pitched pretty well pretty consistent. He won a good effort tonight going against a better picture. CC sabathia just -- better pitcher in his -- not sure about this year so it's a big game tonight so your thoughts about tonight then what do I think elect throughout there. Phone lines are lit up before we go to the calls. Is the football part of it and here's what I mean by that football. NFL. And patriots. Why is it in my opinion football has taken over baseball and every other sport in this country as the number one. Sport the NFL might be one of professional football might be one of the best run industries in this entire country. We continue to see increased attendance. May not -- increased enthusiasm increased. Following. Increased revenue streams and and it just gets more popular and then the patriots so why is it that. We love football so much why we love the NFL so much and what is it -- our affection with the patriots -- in my 31 word answers in all of it. Football. Because it's easy to -- It's just easy left the game is easy to love you can picture yourself what your man -- a woman. What he played the game or not you pick yourself -- on -- helmet stick in your chest your face in somebody's chest she just can't. The violence of a controlled violence is something. There's something. What's the word -- romantic about. Or are hypnotic about it if you played the game you know what I mean the NFL while fantasy football. I have not been to a diner. A lunch place get gas. Without somebody in one or two of those places every single time bringing up a fantasy football draft army bringing it up and somebody biting. By doing anybody have a number one pick in not taking Adrian Peterson really -- so busy NFL and then the patriots what was there's one simple answer Tom Brady. Tom Brady is Bobby -- is Larry Bird is special and with Tom Brady everything is possible I am having more fun. Watching him rise to the next challenge with no gronkowski and three rookie receivers. This is behind the can we stop taking this for granted if we do I think we bill. We shouldn't so your thoughts about all this let's hear from some of the combatants before we go to the calls for example John Lackey. At the Red Sox need an ace down the stretch who is -- right now but John Lackey here's Lackey after yesterday's game. Yeah those big big game for sure we need to and it went kind of a tough stretch of schedule right now heading back out -- West Coast after tomorrow also. There was time to get -- -- -- moved. -- can't -- to your report. And so that's John Lackey and now let's hear from what's going on fox borrow how out quick check on the patriots right now you wonder what the Brady should have played. Good article today by John Tomas he's saying he can't afford not to play. Tom Brady's got rookie receivers where do you worry about his health or not but it is a chicken and the egg -- Belichick last year -- Adam some pre season games here's Belichick after the game Friday. Talking about the patriots first units. You know growing out wolf that look terrible closely -- government bills to -- movable man. Could see him you know -- production access we have a lot of plays on offense and first. -- -- first group and then quite a few plays and those two minute drives at the end that we kind of 22 minute Dresser in the second quarter. So you know where they get a lot of most snaps with the whole second unit. And then you get Tom Brady who. Was eleven of twelve. After we had this scared led every newscast at 6 o'clock Brady went down Brady went down. Probably leaders -- red ribbon Brady's down I mean it was a low one goal lead story and all the newscasts right. So he had all that but -- Eagles eleven to twelve -- 106 yards candidate. For those of us who loved Wes Welker. We're starting to not worry so much about as Wes Welker because of a guy named Danny Amendola here's Amendola on Brady. And works really hard it's you know -- the job done by the time and a place of good and you know I guess and we got a lot of frustrations here in -- and are receiving room and we're just now turning on the same page. And then Amendola with the six catches. Talking about fitting in with -- -- -- talking about what makes Brady special keep in mind now. In Mandela and Brady worked out all off season together. They're joined at the -- Brady did his part in solidity Amendola to try less and all the history the -- and Wes Welker had which is going to be hard. But we're starting to see some of the fruits of the -- his Amendola in his opinion what makes Tom Brady special. Tell each other in the field you know we notice every intricacies of the offense in he else you guys analyze and you know he's a leader. So there you -- table is set. Now Walter Bob and Costa you guys are up first we're gonna take a quick break to -- able to enjoy Alice taking your phone calls Christian art came leaving the sports flashes. We're at Fenway Park -- getting ready for Red Sox and yankees' CC sabathia. And Ryan Dempster on the mound tonight. Game. Number 126. For the Red Sox and for those of you cross and it off the list on your frigid later. We're back with more after this.
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Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England
We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
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.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
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 joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
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.
Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.
Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
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.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
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.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
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!
Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.More from this show
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