Apr 25, 2013|
Dempster joins Mut and Merloni to discuss pitching in the AL, the Red Sox clubhouse, his glove twitch, and gives a Fat Bastard impersonation.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster nice enough to join us harrah's half are you supposed to join us I -- -- how are you. I'm courier are colleges doing great meant to -- you know here at Thursday. So it doesn't deny the media should let ask you this because some look at -- generally you're strikeout kind of guy that was going on here you know and this year even last year and Texas you know trigger more guys you haven't. At a different rate per nine this year ridiculous. I'm just trying to get adjusted the American League you know. If the house are you -- because as -- leader no pitchers throw. -- I don't know why it's competent curiosity. And -- -- -- I like. Who hurt the child -- -- near those older it was great. Remember. Airport -- I think. Aggregate for the most part -- -- get ahead of hitters more than anything when you do that you can expand the strike zone enough. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know be a convenient shortcut because of it you know I'm sure there's going to be games. You know he -- that stretch in game -- don't strike many people are so. I'm not I don't really read too much into -- they're straight or throw it overrated but there's they're nice to get Europe they're based parts throughout. Do you -- said he made a joke about -- the American League do you think that that couple of months or month that plus with Texas -- that help you last year. So you not gone completely into a new league there was an experienced last year against the Yale. I think it's too the first three start kinda made -- wake up and make an adjustment I think all. You know into my first street circuit -- -- and into those starts you know -- round and round again and it. Just gotta say heroic character interpreted some more quality pitches and I -- -- you know that is is where it comes down to is that. You don't get separated the bottom of the line up you know that you that you can get it started to break a one hitter would have an -- nationally -- better. And I won't you can almost start -- around seven or better. -- not maybe give them something great it knowing that. You know a couple that you have the patriots who -- runner on third base you -- based on that I'd be the situation for you don't upended the audio or. Certainly you don't get and so yeah -- All we pitch after quality -- into unit. You don't get ahead and and limit your walks keeping the baton. But I did you think being in numerically in just sitting at least that realizing acted to -- -- just pitch to different types of lineups like you just said was are different style and a lot of people in the National League it's always been the stigma that they they challenge you more. New guy comes horse that won a change of maybe Nazi and was was there some different there's well. Yeah I don't know maybe a little bit more patient at times you know it started -- him very strategic in -- you know each team. Each individual -- corporate -- as well who do you find that he's there are approaches what it would do what they wanna. The other sense and I think. No you're right -- one team you know you look at Oakland army -- -- currency market return we have it looked 32 count two count. Well a lot of issues workers on the candidacy was more of swinging team they develop -- -- in the count your first pitch hit the sort. You know those things they. You know I think it is varies from team to team. That we believe the you know have a handle -- it from local poppy that you bring a guy you'd certainly for now that we -- despite slight everybody aren't. It just makes your team all a stronger person that DH. You know hold on hold other bonafide Internet. We're talking a Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster. I saw that if you. You listed seven reasons why you had the glove twitch during your wind up one in which was more important effect when you can -- the catcher -- mid pitch or. The fact the love the smell leather that fresh leather smells really good. That special other smelling like not -- you know when you're up trouble mountains. It's just great that -- -- -- even underneath played golden ages mixed reduce our element it's nearly half the Kurdistan and -- -- -- -- -- -- my career. I'll tell you what you're one Allard says he saved your career by point this out he comes of all of those every Friday and eat. Part of -- TV and with us you know nightclub twitch that was my idea eight. He still picture because of that beat east take all the credit for that. Get out of her very much like if you don't appreciate his help -- -- you know I'm not that -- count is. Is simple and all of that he achieved -- yet to meet. Aren't these two one you move it a little bit I don't think he thought I was gonna. He. One trip of the globe. And and stuff like that so it was. It was. Kind of turned into what it is now but -- you know that was civility -- minority leader not. You know give them to do it duke will -- it's not a good idea I got a team do it is -- Now he gets it he drags everybody so you gotta give some back to him what's -- why don't we last year we talked about this team and and I have talked W coming here in the just -- the attitude to have some fun joking but still work in and I felt like overall the -- some time to themselves too serious and accountability last year and has been lacking. You -- hard luck starter here you look at -- we pitched much better than that there's never excuses. -- accountability always want try to make a better if that is something that you've always believed did in India talked the other guys about that is well. Yeah a lot of I think it is it's you know it's always easy to make an excuse for whoever we're always see you Bob. To go and maybe -- India certainly but at the end of the day. In what did you do year drop. That error. And you know that's how I look at it it I was really fortunate it -- to Greg -- members sit on the bench -- 2004. And political pitchers are just talking about -- and you know he -- -- here in the car each network or your arm. He is -- look though it was curtains and a winning game one and not. And and it's true that the truth -- a Palm -- you're you're not gonna get any runs in the old days. That you got -- got to wait it out pitched the other guy. So when you lose a game. 21 or there's two run that country somewhere -- economy better pitches in that double -- were probably on and in. On the you know whether it's you know throughout the run on the -- and defense your hitting pitching your summary of -- and we're all accountable and so. We look at ourselves first and -- it -- not done better. You know it and and relied thirteen it to execute the same thing I think more for the thirteen -- though. Every every guy on the team at the same thing we all saying what we've done better. Look prudent for the next -- I think that's a huge thing and accountability goes along way and when you see your of their teammates being accountable. It makes you feel more probable appreciate get an increase I upon. One of the stories I loved us spring training Ryan was one the -- and John Ferrell behind clay -- to the stop watch because there were times last year where. Clay would really slow down just 2628. Seconds sometimes between pitches and he's with a stop watch he's clock continue does speed up -- speed up. Do you believe and at that pace -- do you believe the you have to have an active pace a quick pace sustain again it helps a pitcher throughout the course of the game. Yeah I think you cultural lottery in -- to help solemn. I think it helps your own rhythm and the pitcher. This could be times because there's going to be on three -- take a -- these are all article killer might do when your life you -- are trapped. But he keeps -- killer on their toes making good plate umpire is right and going. No I think apart like it when guys were quick story continues the current don't you're doing quicker patient like that pitched that. You know maybe is without the -- maybe to stop later looks like it out all label because you're you're working quick you are straight Sony they technical pitches. And who doesn't give -- time to really process. You know what what -- -- -- shave they'd be experts were older. That you know it's not like fourteen or fifteen seconds did it -- -- process. Actually it's just through what it it -- broke up so you can make a pitch -- -- also injured not really given that -- that edged -- that there. And say okay what are the forty stroke don't you look at -- -- -- a box to not than any more than what pitchers were quick to step out there are a -- You know I just I just firmly believing that have always been a guy that tried to work pretty quick and and get out there and get the ball go one and you know -- -- believe it's beneficial. Yeah it is as the my problem currently is to be about 20/20 five seconds. To really look at about it and I had some issues there the -- of an -- -- -- of reporters and radio guys in the team but last year when it was like that. Hard to believe that that the team. Had gone to all that have done just as far as this team this year in the bag it's in pop out of those guys go through after the team that was built the -- there right now with. Yeah all I mean yes and no I mean you look at our borders into it so much were focused on 2013. Ought so that's kind of our concern we. We -- com. Media in general people in general you know it's hard it's really really -- -- Look forward did not focus on the past and so we we look forward because a lot of us here sorts it's hard for a few examples conversation because we were here currency so. I think that we bring in new light. It was a lot of new guys would bring to light new energy for the guys to -- Com and we just focus on the here and you know I've been on teams in the past -- You know you look at 2007 -- -- Wall Street and then slowly but surely -- in your situation repression. Or short time later that you know it. That's tough mentally you have guys that were on that world seem. -- do what you see things in Chicago won a division 2008 seat belt seventy they're all the sudden. It is every year we just progressively you discuss -- further further and so. -- but the -- part -- we. You know we got -- -- -- really good start here at popular stop and we get a really good team we're leaving each other we talk about being really really good we are the pulpit and our organization and we -- wanna -- they're making out. ABC India regional SI cover with your teammate Johnny Gomes as a strong. Strong triumph after tragedy. Yet it also means that we're talking about that don't bet and and it's you're just Joseph Crowley you know much technique at a bigger media in about Spectra from -- take graduation. Finally critic for graduation at all wanna get it yet it would I didn't do anything. And I thought Sports Illustrated and he told me make a big giant that covers tribute to take over. If you cleaned up Andrew Miller's hair and beard the it -- clear up Johnny's or what is that things get one on his face. But she's means is that out of appear to go winner right there. I I think our producer Joey soldier but we we we know and in the keeps Dallas they the impression galaxy in the month on. NASA and we see them on the Internet and our listeners voted amidst three different options we give him Ryan Nate. They would like to hear your fat bastard oppression not this is like a lock up to comedians and hey be funny so I'll put you on the spot but they did. Are they did vote to hear that today. Ego that he just hang out perfect. That he just hang up on us he did. That -- general purpose fat bastard I would do the same exact thing if someone says they do that impression -- you I'd hang up I'd. What are hung up on rhino -- us to -- and I -- iCloud make me laugh. -- -- murkier. And this guy yeah. We'll have already. It looked at me on -- morning though it you'd you'd today. You don't want some chicken like more of it. Step -- think -- -- that be the question. -- -- is only one or runner. On the TV either. And I assume that or -- did generate a little -- I believe. Brian thank you fat bastard thank you appreciate the title today and now best luck this level are on tomorrow we'll tell me that I. The absolutely guys anytime -- a pleasure. I thanks Ryan Dempster Red Sox pitcher joining us on the eighteenth the island that very big cells that Joseph wasn't funny joke you do. It is fun about a pilot hung up there by the way Gillick who you would do that is comedian. Be funny right. This stuff from Ryan Dempster if you missed any that -- stop money can check that later on. At WEEI dot com and on to me get a break come back we'll tell you what's on tap in salt and -- there live location for the -- -- anywhere. Larry calorie look I'm not in Chicago. I lose loses do -- very lonely -- di -- three points of Boston. A home run --
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.
The stories of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane
Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.More from this show
John Rooke and Scott Cordischi welcome back NIck Cafardo, national baseball writer for The Boston Globe, NESN and MLB Network correspondent. They lament the issues dogging the Red Sox, including lack of production from the offense, Jon Lester's contract talk and whether the front office will act as buyers or sellers come trade deadline time.More from this show
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.More from this show