Oct 7, 2013|
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My god a source are off the show by apologizing last night got a little out of hand I wanna apologize for anything that might set on Twitter you never know. I offended you very sorry for doing so Romney. Just things get out of hand sometimes did you go over your. Career accomplishments my career accomplishments are not great. -- welcome all. You can go back to college if you want them makes them even worse select high school now you don't want that by David Price goalie back. Once recovered a fumble to help beat Thayer Academy twelve nothing as the that would do wanting there to -- -- -- recovered a fumble on the Lawrence game to Lawrence Academy and figured there for the fumble recovery. This is it's all relevant if you listen that David Price this weekend. He brought up everything that he's ever done an entire life. And then at the end apologized at exactly what I decided to start the show that direct quote of David Price fourteen on Twitter last night got out of hand. Just some of those things -- seven your pipe and did you very sorry for doing so it's not media those of the things like -- eight Ers could. Bombardier Q1 and even water boy in high school but yet they can still bashed a player. Save that mirror all snaps -- bit nerve gas on which he also called the guys in his way out the door his girlfriend got in on the act called Red Sox fans POS's. You can you'd figure out exactly what she's talking about but the thing is for peace in and the always for oh yen you need any help with the last one that's on you sell them audio not -- not happy in the price family that that relationship is not I'm not. As your place you for a while -- you've really already coaches. She's good enough to. And to be in the wives whose family section so here's your living girlfriend -- just. -- -- I mean I'm guessing she's not like -- for everything there's something beyond anatomy she's got some sort of a spot in the price analyst Brian met. Parents they've been over to -- marijuana today I don't know we know each other we're that would -- those come and that is where broadcaster I'm not to have some level of sympathy for David Price week. Sharon dog breed long match animal three votes for bulldogs -- David. Not a nice to she's got a nice over tweets like that David you can do so much as any sounds like exactly the -- -- You don't look at these look at these tweets from David Price and he was initially he's an upset by many things he was upset that he gave up. Seven earned vs the Red -- -- was upset with David Ortiz. For admiring. His second career home run. Often David Price that really like many of the Red Sox have really had a hard time connecting off David Price. Just with a double let alone home -- we just that but that. Obviously is watching. On the post game and saw people talking about him. It was about a couple things one he can apologize all he wants. Did not just give you a window into. His make up. Just tell you that what really bothers him. It comes to a game park for the Red Sox keep this in mind John -- makes you think this is below the belt or Red Sox players maybe you think it's below the belt. It becomes a game five situation. And David prices on the ground. Talk about before the game. I think he's even a little bit over it under -- and. Because the problems and just told you that. Any type of criticism you can't pay what I -- apologize for it and and good for him for apologizing you handle it the right way the next day. But you just gave me a little bit of insight for ballplayers who always look for the edge in and used their managed users to Europe. By stating and Ortiz as well when I started off I do have one. The purse things obnoxious what he said was stupid it's it's a terrible way to overreact to comments made by people whose job it is to comment on you have to let that stuff go and I think there's a lower in a long conversation about failure what it means to learn how fail. You probably is not Donald that much in his career and come back to that moment I don't notice there's he told us it does that Jonny Gomes told us while Reid Jonny Gomes quotes. Which were insulting wrapped -- a compliment which of those on the insult you make it seem like come compliment you at the same time it's with a passive aggressive and that's exactly and I. You know I do I don't deal I just learned about it I was in the Pacific northwest I realize that. What he did yesterday inspired the comment that I think might be the most in reaching comment in the world. You see an arsenal used its most parties as well the phrase bought irked might be the most aggravating thing in the world. Like how you recover from somebody saying don't feel it's impossible. It's like that moment when your body starts ripping on you and you get like a little Italy actually touched her instead -- -- -- -- you and then there's nothing you can do when they like to don't get hurt I'm just make you funny like. Hot looks like it's just there's no Compaq for that if anyone has figured out the come back from -- let me -- because I don't know what it is that you lose -- moments come back that. It put out of work that's frustrating and would or it's wannabe and gonna you wanna keep going back and forth. And the moment somebody says that in this case they say about about him and they're absolutely right that's exactly what he was. Bought her that he had a terrible game in big spot on national TV. Gave up a couple of home runs and looked bad in doing so and you heard about it there's nothing you can say after some -- that while. And who knows what's gonna happen and -- Joseph Maddon said in this same press conference that. He's going to be back in New England for game five New England is great this time of year. Is very confident in the Red Sox players had no issues with Joseph Maddon saying what he had to say. I know he feels that way the question is -- do -- to his players believe it when you see David Price unravel like that on the mound and after the game. Does that take away a little confidence that you may have had to take away anything we're just are far. Well this is such an aberration David Price is usually money against the Red Sox some of the money gets everybody else to Major League Baseball right he'll bounce back if we need him to four game. I guess when I would say is I do grew Kirk's Mario the other day which is a long time. Cliche and that is momentum really is the next day's starting at starting pitcher. And if Alex cop comes out tonight and -- shut out for seven innings and they're able to get to Buchholz that whatever you whatever you did to get under two prices DN. I don't know of that stuff really really continues to play out over the rest of the series maybe it doesn't game five if he goes again. But it really is -- what happens the next day you know what you've seen so far is the Red Sox have fed off each other they've scored a nineteen runs and only needed sixteen innings to do so -- two games didn't need the bottom of the ninth and either of the two games -- in sixteen innings they've scored nineteen runs and done so with only two home runs both of which were solo shots by David Ortiz on Saturday night's game. It's not like they're just club in the bullets what makes this team so -- it. Ever they do every we talked about the multi facet of multi dimensional to do so many different things well they've run on the rays they've played good defense they -- the race to play bad defense and make bad decisions they've taken advantage they've pitched well they've come out of the bullpen pitched well. And then Ortiz has just done his thing with a couple home run. And here's the other thing Mike I don't understand how they've done against its vaunted Tampa pitching. That the -- they use -- ninety runs. In sixteen innings you're fortunate to get you scrape across three or four -- -- a couple these runs together against this. -- All time great pitching staff that they haven't got one more thing about David Price for -- Malone. Currently no well alkaline Malone probably more but one more thing about what he says and if it's so common. In happens. All the time not just in baseball happens in any industry when you criticize someone. You get them their criticism that response is well you never dated so what do you know of David Price what he's telling you -- essentially. You can't you can't criticize. Because if Greg Maddux it's -- Instead of saying you'd ever got it done in a year I know -- hall of fame pitcher you're just better so -- that it that it doesn't. He's better if Cliff Lee does it a guy who has won the World Series right a guy who has won a Cy Young. It could play does that it's well you're just mad because you're out of the playoffs -- Robert do you does it. You're just mad because you didn't win the game at essentially -- an excuse for everybody what you're telling us is. You don't wanna be criticized. In my I think. This is where their market works against the Tampa. -- 10121000 people in the stands all the time you don't have. We know what the media market is there. You don't have any bulldogs on here is it it's not. Wall to wall reporting. They don't have the virtually the white house press corps following night the Red Sox do one. And holding on the -- and Mark -- and that's it so. I think you get used to being in this. And that's the bubble. It's the hometown the hometown team. -- -- you're really going it David Price -- release scrutinized and scrutinized him like they don't start. -- he may not be made for great pitcher but he's not made for what the playoffs. Produced well I think that's kind of what Jonny Gomes said about it that he was trying to be nicer at least he said he was now -- -- the comments unfortunately of the sound but he says. Of job of of the tweets from David Price and I guess his girlfriend to but. I don't know it's tough Combs that has come from Gordon needs article when he is embossed dot com. Personally. I give them the benefit of the doubt. Earnings are given the benefit -- out there I mean the guy's been really good to since he was ten since he was 1215. At one all the warts and college first overall pick blew through the miners won a Cy Young -- never failed. You know. This game is built around failure. Who were you when you fail how do you come back the other thing it's tough for him there -- 750. Active major leaguers so. What you say to the media the way you play the game create short character I think he's done a great job. To this point he might have taken a step backer -- but results definitely bury all that but it might have to wait till next year. For the results. Yet that's not actually a compliment it's nice of them to say no it's been tough and to list all of his accomplishments the price tweeted about -- well but he's right this game is built on failure. When you succeed all the way through when your always the best and Josh Beckett another good example of this -- phenom on his jacket all that and then all of a sudden things go right for you for the first time which happens in baseball. -- -- How do you handle the fact that you -- -- saving got to go out there the next day caddie handle the fact that you had a bad outing in the playoffs and you gotta go back out there -- few days later or go to free agency and let that -- -- until the for the next year how do you how do you deal with the fact that even though you were 350 theater in in college and fight it the high school. If you -- hit to sixty in the majors that's pretty damn frustrating your failing 75. And a bit. Pictures it's hard to -- that of course it is now. I don't know how David Price is gonna do not doing very well right now I point while -- deal with it well yesterday. He didn't do you deal with -- well on Saturday. Great after a day to be told by your media relations people here's what you need to do -- send out -- I don't know says sorry I don't know I don't think the media relations -- which columnists and honestly I think they would have said. You know maybe you should show up at that optional workout that he didn't show up that instead he was sending out tweets saying. If I've -- -- you and I apologize you know some bad night on and on. But -- can do it everyday just sounded like an idiot that's all I want I'm flying -- want to sound like an eighty David Roth soap opera David Price handled it that that's what it's cracked it and it just crashes and it's. I fall it's offensive it's just it's just hours. I don't know I would be somebody says that about you. Wouldn't really upset me really like what we're going hated going I absolutely hate it let David Price at that one way. Joseph Maddon. Is that you know I told what you said about game five industry is on -- will be -- lose game five. When he was explaining. It. Enemy. Enemy -- that was explaining why he took David Price out of game two when he did. He said essentially I want it to -- -- And it went in the pit 215120. Pitches in a loss. -- -- it to save some of his bullets. Where his next -- So. Every opportunity daddy gets whether it's in a press conference that same day of the laws or that next day when he's explaining object. He's going on and on about how there's going to be a game five. I think the Red Sox got to think distinguish the -- They got to think this way and they and they happen and it does nothing Newman have been doing it all year. But the rays have grown accustomed to. Winner go home. Our backs are against the wall is a one game season Red Sox think this and that the -- disclose this team economy nobody wants the he was -- for I don't know how pillow. If you look at look at Jake Peavy. Great acquisitions -- We could take TVs playoff history. I know Jumbo loans excited about what Jake Peavy would do in a playoff game. I don't know I've YouTube starts and not very impressive as a whole. Luxuries and the first of all I'd like to Nazi several of the team get up off -- that you've seen the Red Sox coming back twice from being down too low in in the AL DS and five game series twice that come back. And won three straight you've seen a few times just just don't give them the opportunity by winning game three to them put the pressure on -- in game four keep the pressure way. That's one to -- I really -- not like to see John Lackey be your game one starter for the next series. After what I watcher and the other day he looked OK but he did not look great he didn't look like somebody wanna start admirals are. I know it was at home as and the day one it would still be at home I still prefer him to -- came to like I'd like to start off that series and make sure that I have a chance to see Lester -- many times as possible. As opposed to Lackey is many times as possible assessment Bartlett did is there anything you saw on Saturday. That makes you rethink this whole strategy from from John Ferrell -- mean John Ferrero it's been pretty adamant about the splits. For Lackey so. Would you go 123 would you hit it's let's say. Clay Buchholz as he. Similar start tonight that he had in Tampa but just with another inning to beat you went five innings in Tampa and his first game back six strikeouts. No runs. As they give you six or seven innings. Similar results. Based on what he would do in game three and in the series based on what you saw from John John Lackey in game two you wouldn't wanna go Lester. -- against tougher competition because Oakland. And Detroit are much better than Tampa. I still think that -- the opportunity to see Lackey at home is better that even though he was not great in his first start of the playoffs. That might have gone worse if you had to do that on the road so. I'd like to still see him at home and I liked the idea -- coming game three I definitely obviously at this point you have to say -- the right. For the first series right I mean now you're going into game 31 day you'll have arguably your best pitcher left to pitch and -- up to nothing so it's hard to knock him like he's been unbelievable Farrell -- everything he's done has been right. He'd start Stephen Drew gets a lefty never -- a hit off -- he comes up with a triple kind of a -- triple but whatever it is -- -- and a huge play like I am putting kind of good -- ever. Covering the got a hardly anybody that I got a weird part everything he's done has worked economy he just. I know there's some compressed some criticism about bringing in Breslow letting him pitch to Longoria and I certainly didn't like to see that he hit one hit. -- Loney right before Longoria but. Found his way out of trouble every time he needed to and and and -- That's that's on the manager good for him -- doesn't work than to blame when it does he got to give the you know what I would do if I'm not much of a doubt him right now about to be in the zone let. I would I would say this is Dave. If the Red Sox win this series looks like they are gonna win the series and are now and celebrate too early but the Red Sox when the series. And Oakland playing right now with the lead over victory Oakland. Wins. Their series against Detroit. I would go. Lester Buchholz. Lackey and wrote why because you're playing an Oakland. As a great pitcher's park and no John Lackey has figured out how to pitch at Fenway and he's he's very good year. Got tons of files based in Oakland. It's it's it's very. It's a very accommodating park for pitchers and John Lackey has a pretty good history there from pitching in the American League west so. I wouldn't be so concerned about the home road split if the opponent is local. It makes some sense action avenue agree good point I mean in have you decides to make that swap that -- -- that's yours and fun to watch two way game two was great mammals that are -- 00 -- -- than -- incredibly tense game. The way it's supposed to be in the Red Sox as good as game one was. And and it's probably a good time but it it gives him credit to the Fenway crowd. Well we got off the air on Thursday I questions as to whether or not the Fenway crowd not just whether they'd show lot but whether they would impact the series and at the beginning it look like they were pretty quiet -- Lester had -- three strikeouts and on Friday and got them going a little bit in the first inning but had a quiet after he gave up -- home runs. And then whatever happened that will -- play in right field. Just set them off addicted been not since and you could hear all of will Myers for the rest of that game yet and -- -- hit yet in the series made the bonehead play. And then I was down there on Saturday you and I were both down -- Saturday before the game when I left you went over to yawkey way to do the nasty thing. And it was. -- on yawkey way I mean why wouldn't be as well the day before wasn't. Like pass or -- was not and I talked everybody down the Tom Karen was talking about it is that it was not like this at all yesterday. Saturday just that winning that one game seemed to bring the bond -- From the people that maybe it was the fact it was a Saturday at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon I vacuum into different background -- being agrees -- not war and it was it was not people screaming and jumping around -- rightly proud festive atmosphere that seemed to really -- the rays and kudos to defend my crap man that was pretty. Pretty -- I think. It did bother him and I don't know if it was just Myers and his confidence in his overconfidence. On that play on on Friday or. If it was Jennings. And I mentioned it now -- I'll give give the kid credit for standing up insane it was totally my fault but he didn't mention. It is at the same time even though he was taken responsibility forty -- that Jennings was coming over and that the center fielder has priority. He still does the presence of Jennings get in there at the last minute. Seen the drama so. I don't know if it was. If -- was or is he isn't blaming -- I don't really care who it is it's fun to get on him -- -- a rookie needs a better hitter -- Jennings and if the fans are gonna be after him and they can get in his head and continue to make him go all for being good for them if you're affecting the series as a fan base. That's something that I don't think you expect to see in Tampa starting tonight are at six point 7779798371. That you guys involved your reaction to what you saw over the weekend that you're buying and level with the Red Sox your confidence of what you've seen. Your reaction to David Price being -- to say the least you could throw a few of the words in front of that as well and his comments about David Ortiz wanna hear from that Bill Belichick will join us. At 315 we'll get into some football coming up a little -- well salt -- From July here WE. -- -- We're we're pretty but heard about it. You know it's on this town. The last -- to have two years so steps in the book it's okay. There's it's it's fair it wouldn't say. -- -- Nassau and it was there run. OK I don't know what you guys are up to and I certainly don't know when but hurt. Means. It's over you know we yeah. Restricting you know whoever took food and he's the -- information. This. And I'm making big deal out of this thing. -- things frustrate -- it's. To do appreciate again when she was so they're entitled you know and so on. As a kind of Hanson. And when you assume so you know you feel. Some time ago. It hurt. -- for sure it hurt. The very irritated David Price. And very happy David Ortiz. I don't know I mean and in baseball. Picture you strike out decider you strike out a guy. Do what you gonna do. You know excuse to do all kinds of stuff you point. -- -- And little routine dollars and hit Jagger in his early I didn't distraught guy I'll go ahead do -- you if you're you're hitter. And you what I admire a home run and don't you wanna trot around the bases. -- a certain pitchers Arnold David Price is one of them. But we know. A lot of old school pitchers who come to mind if you tick time running around the bases. And there was really no method to it sometimes if you -- too fast. They get mad -- to slow. They get man. If you stayed in the box. And and look at that it -- -- they -- you -- David Price of those guys maybe just one of those guys will be annoyed and then speak about it oppressed operas but you wanna go way back. Drysdale. Rise Ian Gibson and those guys hurt. What gives them do it anyway America had nothing to do with whether or not you admired a home run that he would do it just because he have the opportunity to do -- that's -- Bob Gibson was but. We talked before about how deep nobody -- David Ortiz nobody gets mad at David Ortiz doesn't seem -- matter what he does he still well liked in circle baseball that whether he admires it or not trots around -- not gives the gives a celebration or not nobody ever seems to mind that because of that larger than life personality if you get a chance reject pass and today -- Yahoo.com really good article about David Ortiz. Being not just a superstar. On the field but having that presence often that that. Our players is that they are the things like this is why I I never complain about. The David Ortiz is Pedro was the same way. 34 times a year. They would say something that would just -- you they would whine about a contract. They would -- something in a press conference that was. That it doesn't rain. This is not right why are they doing this but is that hole. -- thing. It's the whole drama king drama queen they would call it that allows them to stand there in big situations like it was made for this. David Ortiz plays the -- all the way he loves the heat of the big stage. He loves the attention the rest of the party the sun glasses and died. It's got a perfectly manicured beard. Everything it's just it's all. You see the equal Gaza and thanked the ball as fantastic when he asked him about doing what he's doing at 38 years old and he says 38 my ass. I feel like I'm twenty Simi turnout mother -- awesome isn't about Ortiz is an ego maniac right. And that and that's what allows him. To not cower in in big situations so I don't have public but I was talking about the dancing in the in the admiring. Can baseball and the problem with the pitcher doing what he doesn't stretch her out and a batter who hits -- -- and admiring in football a little different. Like Tommy Kelly yesterday in a little dance. Almost got a safety on on Andy Dalton doesn't know dancing animate the water the two weapons and explain. They give up in the third and long play F 3015 gave up 28 -- fell asleep as part of so turned out to be in -- trailer driver touched so it in football the role is. If you have something great that in this series go ahead and yes. But a sack on first down second down stopping. Give Iraq back in the -- -- which you called emerald Chris Canty rule is that its name is now -- for Chris Kelsey literary Chris Canty is. Hey don't celebrate after gave up a fifteen yard complete double -- -- of pop the guy that. It's so all right so it was it was second and you gave up twelve yards. You got a big hit on the guys you fumble. In its first down in your -- -- -- don't celebrate all the -- still lives that is that -- -- corollary to the Chris -- -- don't celebrate all behind you people are scrambling for the fumble and you're dancing around like an idiot Jack is seventh at 79. 7937. About Bob and Arlington -- -- I get excited all of the way Bob. Antwon Burton. What do you flops on. What would -- attendance is going to be tonight that in an idea that it can't be. Leading media and mobile on 18000. Now none other people there and of itself. Now they'll be a lot of Red Sox fans will be a lot of Tampa Bay Rays people down that a peaceful and always has been for the most part especially for Red Sox games in the playoffs. Had some trouble few years ago in the played Texas getting that extra ball from secondary team but if people from Texas tend not retiring Florida at least as far as I know that's not a typical -- program intact I don't think thing I mean you would know more than me I don't know what I'd never heard of people from Texas and then retire -- go to Florida big east. Are already -- in his state of the rather relatively warm dog gone from one warm state to another -- -- so I don't think they get that -- -- the people there additional difficulty -- to help they'll still present done. I was hoping plan appears to have a great song that race -- feel the race. But you know they're gonna have today with the retirement right now was -- I don't wanna miss 235 it's 235 and about 25 minutes they're gonna have a street rally. They haven't a rally for the team. In -- but -- just to get behind OK is that the teams not going to be -- rally right now and only an idiot to fall out of the games arts and 6 o'clock okay. But the rally starts at three K so this is like a glorified you know tailgating thing just like communities. We're happy to rally rural people how does that work like give every most of your fan base 75 plus out of that rally -- -- You haven't surrendered the ponderosa -- your serving -- slicks I mean what does that go on both sides of that. The six point 77797937. Runs in Medford iiroc. They -- -- to rile us up or I get a well two points Thursday. Because insurance circle sort -- that read like a baby being in that situation the cervical. I like salt or -- so these guys. But they swapped around -- -- -- she -- I don't know anymore he got -- what was what they've done this season. And his other people in the media. It across the street from news bill were implemented Paul surrogate say they are told and so we're gonna happen. I'm gonna happen this is the Q and that's something that it's it's just it's going to be good looking guy can Jacob. -- -- I think you make -- -- just keep talking here but you're right and they did slap those two pitchers around -- and apologize for having some trepidation about facing two of the better pitchers in the game in David Price amount -- those guys are good and we -- -- and when they go to this next series assuming they're able to take your business if you -- watching what's happening in in Detroit and Oakland. The pitching in those and those to us in that series has been -- cost us we're supposed -- that there are a lot of really good pitchers are I don't see them scoring -- nineteen runs and every two game I don't think that's what they're going to be like or what their offense stands out they have the best offense in the American League and I don't think there's. Doubt about what close as close you know Iran I think it's close between them but between the Red Sox and tigers. On -- tigers out. And only in score in the right now -- -- European and I know that healthy and I they've still got the same -- they still being shut out right now guys yet they are the downtrend on Adams three zip no they're not. 3131. OK so they scored three to three just aren't -- it -- But I coming up falsely faulty information I'm sorry I was there they're up and its formidable but out of all the teams remaining I think -- on Red Sox Red Sox -- There -- offenses has -- certainly and it seems very formidable -- because it is it depends whether Cabrera -- if Cabrera is legit healthy it's absolutely formidable. If he still be bothered by whatever this is weather channel bleak -- or -- known exactly shore. Then then it's not quite the same meaning you know -- -- they no longer have Johnny were all being a force for them you wobbly am but in start I mean so it's a packed all his available. Different it just it just doesn't look quite the same as it did earlier in the year but their pitching is so good and again you see that one nothing game -- just coming out to the ninth inning. Really really fun to watch the other day six point 7779. At 7937. Riches in Houston and I rich. Well coverage -- retired Florida's birdie chance that will happen when you leave Houston. Now up -- -- got -- air and they'll of that or sounds good. I this price kid he's outlook -- -- -- up on a -- went right here but it turns out what that means that -- On -- academic scholarship yet he's a bright kid. That's so I mean how is he built the arbiter itself but he Pollard. Well because he's gonna nerds because he's got it easy either gentleman scholar and an athlete. So he's got Cy Young he's got. It's got the cachet of being a Major League Baseball pitcher whereas. -- -- -- can only pretend to be that in an article for Sports Illustrated a while ago when he was pretending to be a Blu-ray remember that -- first person needs a -- advocates just silly I think instantly he -- He's upset because he had a bad start if you have the greatest pitcher in a world of -- this wouldn't happen. But of Clayton Kershaw who was still active in the playoffs if Clayton Kershaw is there with -- TBS guys. And he says that in there interviewing him the last thing he says finally guys David Price that really sucked. And he's terrible. What do you say. It's not the messenger. Do you agree with the message or not covered and you -- probably couldn't be a water boy right now Major League Baseball. It probably couldn't hit a David Price fastball even David Price was way off -- game. But was -- right. Wouldn't matter did you have a good you do not just if you didn't get any conversation. And that is why. If it's a source to open it -- really. The media out of because everybody hates the media and 50% of the time I'm with you got massacred. But. Your fans. Your fans have never done which you've done they've never you're never gonna accomplish what you've accomplished but if they say you know what David. And work the money tonight. Just were very good what do you you come back and say what you never play the game is straight out to better next. When you have the night and you win when they -- right about what they're saying about you that's when you go to just consult them and that's David Price and that look until a couple of text messages -- -- tax line. For the rays rally for the -- people down at Tampa once suggestion is to have Matlock do the inspirational speech and that would work well and that I like this one race fans don't call them rallies Michael they still call -- -- -- that the gonna get the Poodle skirts -- and -- baby boomers will be doubtful for whatever they're -- whatever works -- now -- baby boomers and -- that we're still greatest generation they still down there they've greatest generation -- is that who's living in -- these days. Has the average -- -- fought Wald worked yes -- -- I think that until I wanna know. Average race -- World War II. Yes -- -- -- more of the Korean okay Corey excuse and wanna make sure I get the electorate you know you're about triggers -- speaking of our elders I read something this morning from Gerry Callahan that jumped out to me and I want to respond to -- next rockaholic W -- Try to understand the right to kind of county new arts and ordered it to duck is my duty to 200 to -- and it out to -- get a -- than dirt. -- --
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Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
We tackle four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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Jackie Mac joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo, the Celtics, and the Jacoby Ellsbury deal with the Yankees.More from this show
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