Oct 5, 2013|
The all star crew of Bradfo, Mut and Minihane start the show off discuss the Red Sox win in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays. The guys talk about the poor pitching by Matt Moore and the impressive batting of the whole Red Sox line up.
Butch Stearns, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie discuss the Patriots comeback win over Cleveland and the loss of Rob Gronkowski for the season.
The guys finish up their breakdowns on what to expect today at Gillette and give their pick for a winner.
Curran calls the boys live from Gillette to break down today's game against the Browns. He thinks Cleveland will be a much tougher opponent than most. He also gets into the Ridley situation and if the Pats will look to sign Edelman.
The NFL Sunday gang go "Around the NFL" and look at all the games and story lines heading into Week 14.
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Is that what that that's -- like this -- -- Kirk did actually listened to that show that's the only way I could ever Kennedy went let's do it. I pay Kirk to listen to it and he comes back and says the first words out of their mouth with Soderbergh. Sober that's been put in play by doing that we never had to come that we did absolutely -- that's -- and of the FBI dot com. Thank our detectives that and also known from the death -- Callahan show that Mike finance DL what to name your shows you what Milan Bob -- less time going up about a length no way rate. Okay go ahead go ahead when this Kirk do his fancy football saying. Because last time the three busted shows together that's true with -- hand was on a phone from California. Telling us seat which is start Peyton Manning LaDainian Tomlinson that we can only -- our policy toward all three of those. The first time and I don't just get through much but just get through -- competitions and help bumper stickers two miles on the road and they talked about performance and playing catch up the entire time. And you introduce fancy football. Good job well that was little -- what we did you look out you know hope they'll do three up three down that was Turks are. I do anymore what do you think well OK I'm gonna give you the first shot out of the gate and we're gonna have -- will will come down to our studio in about half an hour would have Jon -- press conference live at 250. -- -- Kirk. The first opportunity to get the Swedish fish out of his mouth and talk about. His low Matt Moore what happened a -- more on squeezed I thought. You know we get seven outs an inning it's kind of tough to work is that I mean is bad news bad leading into this start to be fair that's poor analysis on your behalf what's that. As you go into the playoffs you have to have your -- game and all day long all weeklong -- talk about Matt Moore O'Grady's going to be based. All he was back yet he -- -- -- And he he didn't throw a baseball very well there's a team to. But it really worked out very well I think you know I looked at yesterday's game as a must win for the Red Sox I -- now foot it's a must win for the race if the Red Sox win today I think it's over in three. If price swings today I still -- tip was at five. Really yeah. Really reunion with Alex has really yet you have you have bureau of I'll make him a loss and I came on the TV -- over -- -- look at them again you cop okay -- you -- Obama -- is numbers against Tampa unbelievable are really relieved. And the -- Alex and get pounded game for those of you this is the be all and all I'm making up price I'm writing a price for the rest of the way. If they lose today if -- can be price. I don't I don't know maybe it's four. War is makeup -- winner but it's not -- what do you think's gonna happen it at a price is gonna pitch really well like he always does against this team to score a couple of runs off Lackey to -- three or four runs. And when a 4243 game which is the only way typically when the game and we know they can't beat the Red Sox 118 they have to win a close game I think they find a way to do priced. -- much as you -- wandering the halls of Fenway Park yesterday I was not finding any place to sit but doesn't -- Alex walked directly with the ref for a half. Out what was your take would be to get nervous in those first three innings you have very nervous that's what I do a walk -- get nervous to finally know who was nervous yesterday -- I don't know why don't -- -- twice a lot I'd be no results sort of -- Johnson vernacular beat up I know I -- I was nervous that -- cell -- gonna run out of juice and I found a chargers always find him. It was a it was entertaining game because -- this year any like that very often regular season baseball or playoff baseball was most impressive is that Jon Lester. Who we've been on because he gets rattled whether it's -- right behind him he wasn't what it went up -- answer -- three months ago I had not not a playoff roster but on the the rotation affair he. Got to pitch get squeezed early in that game Rodriguez hit a home run -- a long talk with the umpire walk -- off the mound. He let it bother him -- settled into backe and he was the Jon Lester pitched in the first game at 2008. The -- -- a -- like covered a golf event -- after that after around you go -- hole by hole by hole. Can you tell us look what happened in the second -- the third inning in the fourth and I thought that was -- it I'm sorry I highlighted what I thought was an important -- -- John let me honestly did you think you've contributed more awful radio than anybody in America see what I am sitting here criticizing Mike and Nancy also guilty of the same charge. -- I mean there's a three guilty party -- I think I. Not a fair answer I mean it's not like that are already brought -- together that was my goal at 61777979837. You can join the off the conversation because it has really been awesome the semi great partner and the adequate Mike and ask you all joining us -- receptor -- could be coming down or Fenway Park studio and about 130 then you have John -- press conference live. And so Kirk did you put this did you did you find out the answer to the Myers mystery we -- around that course. Course -- well you'll look at it okay so let's go back to the game. You guys are on Twitter community act Kirk main apps but toward -- guys out there Kurt Kurt double his Twitter account -- last month. Congratulations for that can be on your tombstone. So you look on Twitter and everyone was saying more people and not worse and he also won in the bullpen must've yelled something right -- my right. I'll take a step further -- from TBS cardiac Keith Olbermann not enough we got for -- guy with TBS behind the scenes walking around telling people. We know for a fact -- body works for TBS and what his role was but he was -- yeah we got a one of the Mike's call one of the bullpen guys say something was telling it like it was back. Whatsoever so that's the first thing when those mikes -- -- -- -- it was so back to look at the play -- play -- what's his name. College Joe Simpson now and Brian Anderson awful John Smoltz awful -- -- in the health sector now but I also think practice on the care often home. Awful the camera is awful. The audio was awful the play by play it was awful it was the worst production I've ever seen for a post season game in my life. Ever it was hideous that I see this play by play guy today -- -- that are really so Reuters. Saying there's a there's a group recruitment well. I love this I love this correct now enters the the world of the actual media at this boring events out I'll tell everyone out I got a three what a great job they're doing even more lobster -- in the media room pop up much. The problem with that OK this to say that back I said I believe you this summer from TBS was telling everybody. But. If that's the case the why you putting it on the air if they have that why are they putting it on the -- great question again I thank you I was watching it live so I didn't see it -- mean. It was unbelievable to it to hear hear the call what ten times today of Joseph and Dave and Dave sort of laughing tackle in the background because you just. You don't see it and at least Meyer's own up to righted you've got to the search afterwards that you people talk to them -- first -- bleachers -- the bullpen guys nobody said anything. The kid craft his pants he made a bad play it led to a monster any for the Red Sox a huge aid and then when he -- well. -- and Keith Olbermann was leading the charge on Twitter about this year's final final two trillion Twitter followers so usually new chart Red Sox bullpen guys now we understand he's a race fan okay fine but he was saying Pedro Martinez. Was guessing that someone when the relievers in the bullpen. Had called for the ball if they were gonna catch it. What do you still trying to get added but if you look at the play when it happened. Me neither -- short Jennings turned. If if someone yelled behind them they would automatically turned around neither one of them did that then we go and the reds like club out all relievers are coming what are you talking about knowing call for anything we could even see it until it bounced into the bullpen so. As you said Myers to scrap this pants. Bottom line -- a rookie right field and inept in this ballpark it's a tricky place to place yet it wasn't a -- break up Ellis the crazy difficult right he'll play the guy. Well he's not happy crusty -- as -- -- a family issue it it just that that's just up the -- he is grateful I am sure if you go back to hit what he said after the game it was. I saw my the corner in my I I thought he was gonna call eating here Jennings state anything. And then he also took a step forward. Everything about it and he kept citing about how the crowd was so loud I think three different times he cited the crowd really loud and probably. Really -- from the -- I was in here you know and -- year month and you were wandered around I don't think from TBS perspective it didn't seem like outcrop and all that time. Time kept reading of people weren't there got a lot louder after that got up saying yeah Myers took lot of crap but leading into that place. It's like the places and saying no I felt like that that 307 start time it definitely affected people get an -- about it all first pitch in the hope pregame with the great tribute to the Boston Marathon the victims. Mean there was what half full 55% plus until like 4 o'clock where it started to fill land and once Myers made up playing the I was not a conduct what do you Roberts but mediate getting they're still doing -- I love that yes to build. How does it probably got was when Lester came off my I had heard could be that lot of long line time and good for -- you know it's as you said that you were -- off the playoff roster. You pointed up to the you want to put it up the press box but he know where you were much. Well he's had kept moving around death. Must have been looking for who I was wondering around but I mean that's that that's kind of start that when Lester asked you when spring training and you get Olson's. Nuts over the ought not to -- to me. I took sit him it's a like me -- asked the question now wow what what do I have to do rod -- a start like yesterday. That's what people looking for you wanna be called an -- she wanna be considered the number one pitcher on the staff. It's a start like that we go home run a -- shot Rodriguez early you get robbed and eSATA Lan and you and you pedal -- that game. Give your team a chance to win that's the answer -- Jon Lester question. Mouton. That kind of start yesterday is what people looking for I think got a job let's listen -- I did that sit down interview with Jon Lester in spring training there's two things that I -- number one that he was -- have a great year and number two -- was never gonna criticize Comcast ever. So just sensitive -- and criticize that move a Dickerson. Did I don't. We'll kick the reluctant to give other parents that that now or forever felt like it's stupid debates a match out this little -- 66177797937. That's -- and ahead of WEEI dot com that's Mike minutes before we have W -- dot com used to do the blog on the the -- Bradford why did I got the I candidate to formally. W I know I've heard I've -- met -- at W plus column you wrote. It was like it was ripping the Red Sox are stunning victory don't I don't tell -- -- let's go back that let's go back to the -- Kirk and hand offseason yeah of the columns that you wrote that's what I really want follows -- this what rush said they should never signed Josh Hamilton. Yup I wrote that -- -- -- -- -- that was true would you if you look at Josh Hamilton what a horrific horrific horrific -- especially when he compared to digital Nava who. As we know with Sanford dollars nobody which nobody I mean to be I never brought by that's how it worked out and connect and Coleman never I didn't think novelist and -- good about the victory -- contract is about when I did keep blob what you people did. It just did you make sesame. One thing we -- victory in every day I was just wrong guys about a player that I think the headline what white sixteen victory assigning us the worst and Red Sox history and it's called page views that that's a -- -- its cultural. And I love how you always had to read the headlines when you really. Adult physically right back to school pipe that had I I'd say use this headline an idiot editor the one thing that is definitely comes out of yesterday. Is if they Tampa finds a way to get to game I presume priced pitchers while there's no way in the world more starting game five -- -- price and Forrest -- gas tax and you bring more -- open and that's one of the things I don't blame Joseph -- for yesterday's game. But bring Chris archer and a -- to -- -- I would never blame Joseph man for anything. But archer with one pitcher to weigh in not that was gonna save them by fuel use and just use him right -- -- -- -- right so. As you look at Alex and you look at Cobb. I agree weaker bit. The fact is is price is the guy price at the guy you hear comments after the game all throughout that race clubhouse yesterday and almost everybody within their sections within their media sections referenced David Price -- is our only as a last hope. I mean it it's your -- professional believe in the lineup. You know it's gonna have to prices have to go 78 innings today. One run two runs there's nothing you don't believe in now at least after game I'll be reaction about defensively. What do disaster yesterday talked about would come of the -- play. Sean Rodriguez playing that ball off the war at bay in fairness to John Rigas and his family he made a great player earlier naive it guy well he shot a serious solemn -- Washington reference to. That left field play Byron it was a ought to play they added they dribble or on the infield. That's sober in all how -- comes over cuts at all about -- terrible play -- pony up passed ball on that went to the backstop Yunel escobar's one of the rare guys -- play in the infield. I check marked and -- a lot of people dead right -- -- that you did you think that this means that typically defense I didn't check mark things when you're walking around Fenway Park before procedures but it gives me -- forgets how to play deep into areas left field if there's a ball off the wall -- if you're Red -- based -- today you try to take that extra -- against them and will buyers might feel a that was such a bad play and let's see him come back and react over an hour and a half he slept last night -- -- I'd go -- Google acquired a -- I don't know one word for Ambien. That works that that does wonder if that's. With a baseball circles everywhere -- They don't have a problem sleep and believe if any if somebody goes baseball circles listen I don't over under an hour and a half sleep -- over under one happening and abroad in -- -- Alex -- under over that's an uptick in sleeping need that help. But it five hour energy in Indian everybody does all right don't worry don't worry about change color or what your typical adolescent. Every what I saw O'Reilly listen -- I'm rob Bradford of W I dot com with -- in -- minutes he wrote the redemption. Red Sox roundtable I prefer to call the Bradford so you guys all right absolutely fine with that the luck for Russia and its first twenty minutes you can have as I know you love it this is a specialty you've been on and months and Angelo would -- let's get a guy doing. Hey guys date on what's managed. I'm not let -- I think actually took my game but John Lackey. Goes out there and beat the race we all know that we struggle against the rays over the -- and even better. Unique. Dynamite ligament right and the jobs that I had to do the same -- them. Down pat what one report they don't do that I'm sorry to let a woman. I I'm center. Think those it if -- today and really have lose the next two. They won't make about five games at all when Sammy they got -- I Buchholz Cobb matchup in game three. You've got peavy Alex inning game for you at the Red Sox lose this game. Go to feel like that it's still gonna go find it really a chance to -- and that's Tampa's best and areas five in this is a must win game for the race today. I think this orbital define John Lackey he I think they win this game. But colts and written in -- that's just my opinion -- I a year -- -- -- years already in the financial. He's had a pretty good year. A brat but let's be honest here okay. It's been here we're in Britain ought not that we're right we're talking about this one year Angelo. You said that finding a year I'm not finding his career. Defining this one year wasn't because I'll agree -- -- through here he goes out today pitches an unbelievable game -- all David Price this will be the defying moment I beat of a defining your don't puncture wait this year for an easy whatever on top of whatever. Especially the way you're correct item bought not -- they think that we go out and dominate. -- be -- real good. It is -- thanks for the call Angelo. 617779790. Priest ever in regards to Lackey Lackey has not been good against this collection rays hitters. But he has been obviously very did at Fenway Park you've been very good with David -- behind the plate which I I believe he's gonna catch -- -- -- -- I'm not. Now I mean if Carroll indicated gonna put one of the first two games -- anyone expecting to play game two X two for five lifetime two home runs. Against price -- it doesn't but that doesn't matter -- -- -- talk about this that does not matter that priority the reason not put it -- -- tone was captured yesterday was because you get the most out of that and it worked and worked it worked awesome for them yesterday on global -- and they got stolen base -- by Victor -- a million -- stolen a -- year. You can't eat or are you Chris -- -- -- lucrative if -- is all for fifteen in his career is David pricing -- in their -- I don't act two for five -- told runs helped him get I don't think he's in there because. -- -- You are raised two runs lower with him -- that's also two runs lower home after. I've -- replacing anything on five at bats against him -- try to pressure -- it's -- game. That's an incredibly small samples -- a Lackey discussion we be having today is a lot different -- Red Sox won yesterday America be talking to people all day today saying. Why is it John Lackey not clay -- to make in the start in in the home -- wrote splits. Notwithstanding buckles are better pitcher to buckle to the better pitcher -- it's worked out for them they get Lackey is preferred spot they buckled sit on the ray's -- for game three. If they have lost though -- be a much different conversation the second guess or. Starting with John -- Kirk has a red hot sports take on John Lackey coming up after the break we're also gonna have to -- -- is coming down to join us -- Fenway Park studios are rob Bradford might finance speaker -- hand wrote the redemption Red Sox roundtable rat -- show whatever -- -- you can breakdown -- when we come back right after this. I have no idea why so much emphasis was put on Mike and as the name -- that open. I've no idea but this is the Red Sox roundtable I'm rob Bradford. With Kirk went ahead. The aforementioned might finance and we are privileged to be joined by Tora Novello bench coach for the Boston writes I saw you call -- -- -- up. Hold on hold on towards going to be here for a few minutes. Breaking things down about last night breaking things down about what's gonna happen first well -- your wife on Twitter. No so so on giving me crap after the first question asked to push the Red Sox are urging users what they are no Madonna should always dramatic note take note I'd interview people yet no I don't I don't think she is you know we live very public life. So we try to get as private as we can't the review the reason I ask -- -- -- give me crap for mispronouncing your name. Yet like you know jello. Is a good way to look at it but I know that LaBelle yeah went over that are yes the LA eight weeks ago anyway fine thanks for joining us -- you. -- know that you actually people said to be -- can't say W yeah. W the idea dot com for two -- story thanks for joining us first off don't line up today. Yes OK do you break that -- first. No OK fair enough but at the is that we do all that -- -- I think we were very very similar to yesterday very -- us -- -- -- got David -- objects so if you could go through we were just talking about this why is David Roth catching what was the thinking behind that. You -- look back and forth. With the whole bunch of thoughts but the bottom line is. You know we have two very capable catchers I think Rossi matched up really really well against. David Price soltys. -- -- more than it's more than solid as a switch hitter hitting from the right time we just know that that's what David Ross is here he was brought in. Two fill these gaps faces tough lefties and and and obviously catch the way he can and -- of the way he's capable of and hopes to win ball games. You've been around this game a long time to play yesterday right field will miers and seen something like that or guys seem to have attract an apologist. Gives up on it have bounced in the stands like that. You know playoff baseball so predictable that you know it didn't completely surprised but you don't see stuff like that happen very often you know that's the typical blooper that's gonna show on Sunday -- -- sports finals. Four for the main reason the guy camped under ball for some reason pulls off of it. He don't know what happens EE you maybe hurt somebody from the stands awfully loud maybe you know he thought he heard center fielder and -- column off. But it was a key play force and he got to give us will be a credit upping its map more -- situation and we capitalized on it seem to. Seem to set a really good tone for us we push for. You know in the in the offseason heading into the season the big debater and he was Jon Lester is -- whenever case is easy it is he not what you saw yesterday imagine. He's kind of the definition of right in that spot game one or shutting him down right yeah he came out of it's out of spring training through ball very well force in the maybe had a little period time where he wasn't. Getting -- -- typically was getting early in the year and then probably. Early August became one of the best pitchers in the American League and he's been carrying the workload force. He picked up a lot the slack when buck was down -- Clay Buchholz was down and out. As the rest of the staff did did that he threw that ball real well yes you know he was a little bit excited to see the 9690 sevenths. As far as velocity but atop the velocity using controlled the baseball he I was in control himself. He got some big outs medical mistakes and you know we give -- solo home runs in situations like that and keep your team in the ball in the way he did it's just when the ball and that's all we ask. Yes red -- roundtable joined by Red Sox bench coach royal -- -- you go to the meetings the pre series meetings you face these guys -- time possibly can you identify one thing that really translated from how you prepared going into the game. In terms yesterday's game. Well we did try to change too much we we. We. During the during the work week we tried that we try to establish what we gonna do as far as times. Much out of them and mainly right over what was gonna happen. During the game yesterday to tell you about the shadows in the sun yeah yeah we we had some shadow issues that we are concerned about that that was a non factor we try to not change anything we try to stay with these action strategy -- coach that used all season long preparing for these games. We get the same sort of information that we gave the guys during the course of the season and I think you know we're all routine oriented baseball's very routine sport these guys. Were. More than ready here we had to say we play these guys nineteen times. There was a little twist that'll turn some new information some new things that the advance scouts or picking up. As they were playing through Toronto. Texas and then Cleveland. But it was stuff that we were were very ready ready for prepared for because everybody behind the scenes -- the job we know men's teams are aggressive you know especially run the bases Torre did did you feel like in the discounting process that. They're more aggressive when they have a lead and that being ahead of the race early in the game. Makes them a less aggressive team did that come out in the scouting process. You know Joseph Maddon preaches. Aggressive baseball's more aggressive baseball. And we know what they're down by three or four runs were up by reformists are gonna take advantage of every opportunity can't advance ninety feet so. I don't think that was shut down mentality. I think they go on playing your Smart -- baseball I think -- two teams have played very similar styles based off if the fans can see what's going on. We wanna make sure that our players are prepared they go out there and excuse and play baseball the way it's supposed to play. -- gonna ask you -- pitcher you fear more than David Price that's your shirt that says you feared nothing what you get out. I think it's a stretch in Hawaii came in -- suspected cern and Korea but you know. With the price pitching tonight I mean we know we wanna side on east that's about success against you guys. Where does he rank we look at these guys at least the American. He won't we we respect David Price. A tremendous amount he is is clearly one of the best competitors he's clearly one of the best pitchers in the American League he had a little bit of an injury that set him back this year but he seems to be on a tremendous role but I will say this and rob I know I said this to you when we were together couple weeks ago. Our team is ready for any challenge and that's one of the great things that we do every single day we push for regal look beyond today. We we wanna go out there we know what David Price gonna it's gonna give -- him and going out there we wanna make sure that we're gonna we're gonna give him a battle you know. For the comics fancies David prices is. As a monster that that can't be broken but. You know Brian Urlacher standing in the middle line that running back wants to run over him Randy Johnson throw on the 410 miles an hour the best hitters wanna get up there and rise to the challenge. That's what our guys once they wanna go out there and challenge themselves to be at their best against the best. So you roughed them up on our roughed them up you've got to him a little bit back in May and and he's had some success against you recently. You're going into this game you say you wanna drive up the pitch count you wanna do some a lot of the same thing to do against Matt Moore right. What does David Price student doesn't allow you to XQ what you want isn't just a simple as throwing strikes so you can't wait him out what you want to. Why don't give away any of our strategies we definitely we have a thought process going against him but I do know that he pounds the strike zone he just he he will throw 110 pitches. Maybe more and probably 85 strikes. So. You know we want to make sure that we. Were there ready to sock him in the face when he makes a mistake we don't wanna wait around for him to get ahead of us in the kind of finishes off. Finish us off with with you know arsenal of pitches that. Could get Chuck Norris so to speak though. We wanna be aggressive we wanna be Smart. We wanna challenge ourselves as we always have to two rise to the station. Maybe more so than a military team John Lackey has had sort of a bounce back year Kabul as a player I think the fan perception. -- -- told people he'd start ahead of Clay Buchholz in a playoff series say you're you're not he's gonna start today. The home -- what are evident is that the main reason that John -- gonna start hearing game too because he pitches better here Fenway Park. I think that's one way to look at it but. With. What would have a John Lackey in the past I'm not only too aware -- I know that he was banged up he had arm surgery last year from what I understand he wasn't a fan favorite but. You know I don't see that side John Lackey at all I see the ultimate competitor of the guys it's at the clubhouse right now talking baseball getting ready to go out compete tonight. But as far as the the road vs. Home splits. I know that one and John go over just about everything they possibly can with the front office and get as much input as possible and our main goal is staff members put guys in the right position to have success. That's all we can do we don't play the game we don't throw -- we don't have -- run form. But we can make decisions and help them. Be it their -- really take advantage of that and I think if the if that's some of the criteria that the -- makes a lot of sense safe to assume if you're in that spot tonight. Who are you get six -- for you. Well I I. We know that he's. He's one of the best and he's locked in right now. I know that we we looked played innings knowing that that nineteen is a lock down ninth inning we don't want to -- -- for granted he's he's a hard workers ready to go on challenged himself to get those last three outs but. I know the we're not afraid to use him in the eighth inning if it if it does -- come down to six -- I know that John would seriously consider that. -- the relevance coached Boston Red Sox if you wanna ask him some questions call on 61777979837. I know you love. Receiving questions from the general public you do a great job -- that in the past. Against 6177797937. He'll be here for a few more minutes. Going back to leading into yesterday's game so much was made about the four days we talked about. You guys are reaching out to whoever has gone through these -- lay -- the tigers. Whatever. Didn't translate like you thought it would -- you pretty happy -- how you prepared how the team was do you see any rusty news coming out of that oil. I I think we're mostly concerned from a pitching standpoint our pitchers we're going to be a little bit off the edge of the plate because they they were gonna take couple innings to. Find find the strike zone but you know Jon Lester answer those questions right away offensively. And I know it's probably hard for -- did not. So two completely grasped this but where the of one day off for four days off today off. And typically what happens after day off we return after a road trip for now to Boston. We take today out completely we usually have -- a one inning or one -- that hangover which is nine batters and that's very typical of the team taking it day off so whether it was -- -- four. We felt strongly that it was gonna make much of a difference as long as we gave them some sort of structure to. See some pitches which we did on Wednesday to make some pitches which we did for those pitchers on Wednesday that we would have a one turn hangover. But be okay by the third or fourth day that's what we were -- we did say that openly but internally that's that's the discussions that we were having and it happened you know everybody what to line up one time. They saw the pitches we took some good swings we didn't score any runs get a couple runners on base. The key there for me though was we went around outline a one time I think I looked at John and I said you know we have zero hits we've had three base runners. And now Morse -- 44 pitches we're doing our job right we should be and then everything exploded. I know your focus is here but there's change across Major League Baseball and there are vacancies right now for the managerial jobs in many places and want people asking do you prefer. The -- of Cincinnati or -- be the deep dish pizza of Chicago. You know let I think he said it best I I haven't really looked beyond today I have a look beyond. You know get on a plane and those calls -- entertainment. You know I'd certainly be flattered I think everybody that is in this game aspires to. Get to the level. Field manager. It's not that that motivates me every -- but as I've been saying and I don't wanna push the fast forward but I work for great people. I love the Boston Red Sox so might closest friends are are here in Boston in the front office. In that in that dugout with me and it can't get any better for me right down on the outlook and fast forward that. By any means I certainly would entertain some thoughts of the manager one -- but baseball and life is timing when the time he's right. All at some Austrian forming. I'm rob Bradford -- curtain and and Mike and asking for -- bench coach Boston Red Sox. Tight enough to join us for Saturdays with Torre at the we've gone through every day of the week right. I think we have a look for date night Friday night that you Dayton a lot of the open -- the only ones we'll still -- -- -- -- it was actually blushing it's good to. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What happened and he could they have been around you think we need to jump on -- early tonight in order to have the best chance. -- warning and Tom are we are gonna Evander Bogart. He a couple of good questions you know I don't want I don't wanna give Wear strategy and about David Price but we have had some success against him we are. We are gonna go out there and in look for a pitch and zero in on it and and you know. But some good wood on it that's our thought process right now. Like I say he is gonna is gonna -- strike zone. I know that our guys are you know they're watching video right now some his tendencies and habits were were were ready as ready can be but you know it's a game adjustments David Price doing the same thing in his clubhouse. Try to -- -- how to get our guys out and you know he he might he might. You know double bluff us and pull something out his hat so we just were trying to be prepared for everything. But the bottom line is just stick with our strength to make sure that -- more ready for tonight as far -- of course he's on the playoff roster for a reason. Another John really Joyce happen around he's he's a great kid who's who's going to be -- incredible ball players the very least she's gaining some valuable valuable playoff experience. But on top of that he John knows it that he can swing the -- and impact the game with one swing and you might see him in it in a key situation you might -- with in the start. We're not exactly sure at this point we just know that Steven Andrews -- shortstop he's been our shortstop all year he's helped us get to this point. And we can't -- That was that a conversation John McDonnell obviously sitting there when you get down to the last few decisions of the roster dinner Bogart's John McDonald seemed pretty cut and -- but was there and conversations like that being at. Yeah we got some really tough conversations down the stretch trying to figure out the 25 man roster -- -- we have some very capable guys down Florida right now instructional league. That we had to kind of send down there to keep them in shape in case -- -- appear that did make a 25 man roster. But that's that's that's where we're at where we are at the position where we can make those decisions we have very very good baseball players that deserve to be your fortune in numbers right now. Tory thanks different to -- by you know how to get here. And I hear about fifteen times and I really -- and I enjoy to rob well we can hopefully you'll meet up with -- blushing on this July. Also watching us and went through it I think would shortly -- she's gonna go walked in the -- you think I'm always asked by guys managerial opening office of the calls would you answer the call will be taken element hang up. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know whether to strike -- -- -- regardless of how you get them. The ability to keep the game and control. And it is Paramount by starter what was probably as big inning is after we scored five runs to come out and put up zero. -- -- that's the most important inning and game is to maintain the momentum. Put up a zero after we score wherever we come back with three more runs in the bottom half of that action. That is John -- mated to the Boston Red Sox. This is the Red Sox roundtable. Mike Komansky Portman and both are going to be make your parents tomorrow. Don't get -- -- second I don't understand this affixed to easily could get a breaks it's really well I can not like this in real life. Knowing now that wolfman Jack the -- -- yeah. And his depressed and realizes that it's like. Is everybody during the -- -- moderate. What's this mean. What this -- that this means five full line all the time out. -- -- -- -- -- Now tell us about you what you wouldn't mr. minute or tomorrow morning to north -- North up North Andover offensive threats like baseball like a walk up pulling up the a -- right now second reading -- -- -- -- North Andover tomorrow morning Mike and I will be at the. -- Jewish men's club. Now -- which. We're not the first brotherhood breakfast for the year special sports edition. Temple Emanuel social all 8301030. This Kirk Minot but a horse I think it's an hour or actually -- -- the Turkmen hand co host of the Dennis and talent show Mike and -- my opponent. Our we talking sports it's now here's the problem. It -- talk sports with the experts. That is a problem experts eight -- he was a prisoner until mat shortly and I guess that's true and it should be expert card chemistry yes right course. Well or they're tomorrow morning I don't know that's opened the public for you guys not over the bar at all no I'm definitely that it -- -- -- -- you what is opened the public coming into the studio right now Fenway Park studio winds down street you could say hello through this glass window. Why it's -- because -- -- love seeing this people waving people are all fired up. But the Red Sox. -- -- showed his nipple was great outstanding. The Red Sox roundtable with -- right back to -- -- but before you know before we go to the -- I promise I'm not gonna give hollow promises before two breaks. What's your what's your take on -- I mean listen I think he'll -- pretty well Tampa's lineup is not great I think price will pitch better he's a better pitcher like him in this spot I think Lackey. -- The lackeys is great playoff warrior number two of the last the last time he pitched at Fenway Park in a playoff game is literally really get spray and that was how long ago. 2009 while I'm there and play is does that last does that roll over into today it felt -- -- did not open in his postseason numbers are okay. I -- talking about the World Series you won eleven years ago I think he's pitched pretty well that's -- -- you know my money's on priced who's the guy called who. Who called a post season warrior -- -- that -- -- -- -- -- us postseason experience how much it means driving is overrated anyways. Because your calls John Dennis probably 2004 means everybody else ever criticized John down bring it out and it actually brought I'm glad you brought up 2002 I'll DR won the World Series and that was 2002 but -- The people do that that this ethical vacuum because as a QB so is no reason if you're a Red Sox fan having anything John lackeys knocking at Dynegy who. Represented the the opposing pitchers decide who do you have more confidence in John Lackey or Clay Buchholz. Buckles -- at a picture. But it hasn't pitched better of late. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The way they're pitching right now yeah I ask -- what -- why -- they lack what it's gonna I'm writes it Lackey if efforts here might I would think Lackey yeah. But but buckles has been really good against the rays especially Tropicana Field let's go back to the -- Jimmy Quincy are you doing Jimmy. It will have before I get great tournament I don't know what happened at least fireworks. Craig must it was promoting last hour. I don't know where they got nothing to be perfectly Johnson's. Yeah uranium aryan ordinances that we -- of these these emotional dramatic this is dramatic. A dynamic. It is is that your the truth is that you know I don't know why Craig -- -- and get some feedback here why am I getting feedback that's -- accept the call on crowd's gonna keep -- up is gonna keep your enough for naught when I don't want to be part of you have been so critical might postings here giving me mister sensitive and it kills 54 minutes. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Guys -- salt who. Everybody. Is it -- it -- now because he's or release. To be what yacht off the the one time as I wonder what Jimmy hats Jimmy hung on what's going on Jamie. What did Jimmy wanna talk about OK forget about why is Jim dogged -- draw on Jimmy likes Alain this stuff that's where I was going I. This dog Brit. -- give you radio I'm. Now okay thank you I don't what's up. I want to talk about well Myers played Brett yeah on a limo there's some unique value -- not only the left. It club in the and is headed the whole time -- I -- -- said he -- and it Spiller out of the corner of the night. But Doug Doug here's the thing it was a weird thing about -- play he took a step forward and put his head down at the last minute. And but Jennings said he never called a -- And but if you watch it again yet -- level it will keep gluttony. And -- in the net. Strangers plant that was me. And I want the other guy looked at about nominating. Not so that you get by I'm going to -- I'm not -- net -- one -- -- -- guys that. -- for the called -- in some promising. I think they're gonna go -- of Stephen Drew as a starter every single time it would have to be a dramatic. Lefty lefty late inning situation and where you just look at Steven fruits as he does not it'd -- -- -- middle Brooks at some point. But he's not stuff I'll just say I mean it seems like drew will never come but you look at the at bat even the at -- -- out against more yesterday he looked up back. He hit some balls hard and he looked terrible so as long as he keeps doing that I don't think you're gonna see Butler. I added there was a better chance that they lost game one that navy gig on Bogart's in game two I'll think it would -- it was panic he would they would use that is. So our best chance to get the David Price -- has swapped out Stephen Drew April with the wind. Stephen Drew plays. Or -- -- he set an over under on they had to call or setting actual number it's two at bats in the series -- forward. A lot five game series I was uses flummoxed when he said yeah actually would entertain me a lot like when the first full hour with you and Islamic. Great doesn't back and he's in the middle especially -- you had to fix what is this. Thanks to a fifth set aside -- ever -- stupid fell. We got to go to break I thought well I'm not no I don't care -- the clock. What what what is this about what is what is that we bring in people from different shows part of the reason -- it sure ethnicity or talk about who's you know I mean that's and that's why just. Why you why you mad because you sound so different in re in in real life the one hearing right now and a bullet exit at -- sort of make it. As a whole collection people as -- host -- league's media mocked the hosting thing I feel like -- -- is how. I got used to it as an actress and make it your idea that this is not rob Bradford the guy that we talked to all the time correct -- -- -- weekend I was before that I -- -- I also -- the -- on a journey for -- hosting sensibilities are not affect the future. Have you out but have you ever listen to Brad coshow before. Yeah all the time today all the time within it. People love it that's all you need to know people absolutely love it we're gonna hit all these calls after the breaks today Francis -- arrested me 6177797937. John Farrell press coverage live at you fifty or get -- altered that. After this.
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