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Kevin Millar, 2004 World Series Champ, on if he'll be at Celtics-Knicks Game 6

May 3, 2013|

Red Sox legend Kevin Millar joins M&M and explains he was approached by the Celtics to attend Game 6 but unfortunately a prior commitment at a charity golf event restricts him from going. Millar also discusses Clay Buchholz and the cheating allegations.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

You've told -- before you -- big league a big leaguer I think -- -- big league did not hall of Famer Jack Morris there. You can -- -- at Qassam you know some finesse in his voice right it bottom line is that I'm in my next side like more but. The problem is we sit back here and projecting guys in and -- you know you brought it is peachy keen or something like that. The plot but the tough thing to do much you've got some backs in the bottom line is rob baggage there are region. Picture we're over half weeks you know over Coakley it's that we see you know we do you know what you saw -- lately -- -- -- -- I Parse staying there you know -- It's for the picture grip when you're out there will pull on latter. And buckle -- perhaps something the other -- Eric springer the amount they all do something all the other care for -- -- Magellan Herbert the worker operate like you. It that way. Credit that this -- doing right now and you know Graham on that side. Yea they're talking about a vast lean on the arm and whatever it is and just like Kevin field goal around all the pitches in the big leagues -- here's -- best lean do you know what to do with it. I guarantee you -- going to held a duel with a lot of guys who -- -- scuff a ball -- 'cause they they wanna clean ball it ought to do these things. You're exactly right -- and and and the thing about it. Let's focus on the job that he's doing. And they're always trying to find out. -- -- cheating and you know there are guys that know how to use a baseball extra base all throw their spot and we'll buckle do. It's just the typical it's like when a pitcher get it somewhere. Now I want to put Josh Beckett trying to. They're that line the red light you know we knew that Cleveland went channeling exit where we're over that now. You know like who in the heck -- -- to look at -- -- -- -- -- government -- at Baltimore 25 feet it's at its support to me. It's that forced him. Well it's it's almost as bad as like a year ago at this time somebody call and out Clay Buchholz mean that that would be the worse -- be worse than what. Jack -- -- but I mean it. I like your radio guys you're gonna break -- -- but don't want you -- not -- out your knee -- Typical reaction to the guys struggle for a month and -- can't -- more I'm around them so that you don't need a great job right there. I got -- you and and you Alou wants Stephen Drew to play shortstop everyday satisfied -- in terms of the start itself when guys start to do this -- just sounds like and you're talking about. The legacy here buckled and that's fair. It also sounds like sour grapes from may and announcing crew of a team. In -- it's off to a terrible start and their feeling was where to solve these guys gonna come together and work I think that that is a that there's something wrong there besides just bad started like the vibe in Toronto is not what it's close to be based on the -- expectation. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I look -- that told good -- Probably isn't at its -- it's an odd mix -- it's the same type of merit and not -- all the moral guy that three she's seen that went on board laps where means they're well all of bubbled off. You have they have them it's an organic managerial. I'm looking at their team it's not that the only man who does that my accent yet. Does that mean it can't happen we will we -- Detroit Tigers plate 500 to all last year till August. We watched the Chicago White Sox play over their scheme. And we're wait for the Tigers to come through they ultimately end up in the World Series. So it's a very similar seeing what's going on Anaheim. You're not very good draw on all. That makes it good and Toronto they have some homer your guys in particular car they all like -- aren't very good. You know rest must. At -- looks not competitor that I'm like OK actually this healing here or -- or -- a football run but. The overall picture losing ranchers still. Did you get outside and short stop and think up some but that's not my -- big league shortstop are. But you know so weird mixture and it starts with a -- -- and -- who weren't they use the year after I think you it's Hedo but you know a lot people shaken it put this team together to bring John Gibbons back I've always loved the guy. But yet the question whether he put that group together was -- the right fit. You know what will not be faulted to be a good thing about it here's. It's like babies and he's a great manager why not think that he has seen in years you get -- -- guy -- I got back about. They can't get a right now. -- -- And I'm not saying that's not an -- right now that you didn't look like they're they're -- they're competitive club on paper they -- -- you know you got. Can mark early and we all of his partner is you got tiger. You know being -- -- -- -- -- and -- you know I can you stop that bleak and it got jobs and become big old former Johnson does target he actually. This is you know and actually east. The American League east. So all these question mark nor are there and I think that that you know you look at the Blue -- animal and -- -- there animal while the bench that are not all what you like. -- -- -- And I don't know what am I mean you look at -- number that you you know it 330 an opposite field home Robert Archibald -- -- -- And I find what you -- pretty well. So I can make you stretcher at times. -- -- -- -- with the sole hitter coming back who's the close situation last week we talked do you bit. As it played out last night that was evidence that you know it was a wasted debate because the fact that they have two of them. In the case last night Billy can't -- Henry comes in might not look sharp but the bottom line is it's a good problem to have. It's a great problem at you need to bring those gaps and whoever clothes brigade. And I in my opinion I -- I put it close to -- he was a great guy become an eight you know all. It's a lot of the same situation with the Yankees don't last year we have Robertson would you like out. -- gap to Mariano Rivera and before that was -- Joba Chamberlain. You've got some power and helped the Red Sox got Bailey and Hanrahan. All in due course that you know it's a matter of you've got -- -- and how to bridge the gap would that starting pitching that they have. I mean you know that's that's what you're talking about a yard -- six to third six in the third seven innings and yet -- -- or the back. It's not probably have. After this weekend. This schedule gets really easy for the Red Sox from -- record perspective Kevin it -- one team in the next six series after Texas. And as a better than 500 record but this is a good test I think this weekend I'll lose gonna be they're called a game on Saturday is a Texas team. This ranger team gonna be the best in the Sox have faced all year and a playoff contender in the American League. Right now on the host new dark it's kind of and the guys now I think surrendered eight million dollar four. It's a good you know -- with a lot aptly be Lou. A -- and make a lot losing guys you know Michael young and like I look at all we all around -- -- get enough credit. And yeah they -- here and who are opening day. You know and -- -- her on that note how long what you look at a club aren't going to get done it's time to prepare on the stand out. -- -- You Garber has turned a corner but -- finally get to win. And we all know not give Beltre has over at third base in the leadership call you bring you on the black and Owens but -- -- good ballclub and I don't fault they're going to be the past few reps doctor straight. Right now they are. Yeah I know we -- woods Red Sox rotation Texas. Right now leading the league in ERA in the rotation and actually outstanding but I want to get to this because I think a lot of people here in Boston. They love -- are it's April actually it's may now it's baseball season but you know being thrown around a lot not just in baseball. But in basketball. With what's going on with the Celtics and the Knicks come back to your quotes are all over the place but the Celtics context you gonna be here. Tonight -- -- and yeah they've reached a little Rio they wrote that comment obviously when they want to live it. Doc Rivers and I we -- the same you know same building -- that we've played in our money it would give a speech about the Red Sox because the government of reports about sort -- all. How ironic in that city. About the celtics' comeback coming out right now -- acting and Barton alone would be their bottom line it might that other side. Remembered -- -- and I hear a lot less than anything else. Yeah -- the -- -- I would be record soccer team did that to them. Yeah that we are area about coming in -- -- are every -- the bat well at critical boys. Right pretty cool what do you global basketball. Give me a bright I was sick you can hit the -- I don't get. Why -- stopped short not get -- quite -- while I don't stop already. Manny in your garage teach you about a hit that I believe you common in the garden help on the Celtics -- game game six Ahman. Is that they get -- the only problem comparison is that the I think the quote was still what is when one because that we've got Pedro that we've got -- anything can happen. I don't think Pedro Martinez or Curt Schilling a walk into the door that's. Little you know rarely had reached out quarter he want -- -- the point guard although giving this speech and pokey Kelly got a gladly eat dot. But you know -- Sox nation at saint series and be excited -- -- -- -- Like China which we -- -- my -- -- you -- I am not Kevin Garnett. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- How does that just I mean the focus of we lose we go home it just makes you concentrate on. As a baseball player every pitch every hitter every out. Yeah EE ER and that's what it looked at you don't ask this course yeah actually and -- -- You've given the Celtics hope that one win -- hole. And all the send that one W when you're when you're up three and zero in and make sure you're trying to slam that door that's like seven game series here what sport. Now you get the Celtics opened before. Nice to give up really being open gate five have a comeback to the garden. There that bobbled -- ball and ultimately had gotten -- right now and actually that's the mindset that sort of happy are like I already had Mike before we -- oh start and it didn't match up good. We barely got my ball to barely got by five. And you know what. Also and everything got tight tiger yet tight and I -- -- the -- -- -- and act like they wanna act. They're they're they're they're they're a Titans owner and right now Burkett Bob and sell it to a pep ballclub. Well and that's the point not just about your team but you look at the Yankees guys that I remember of people around this Yankee team -- -- tightened up and I just wonder. When you look at that list -- fourteens have done this. You can't help but feel that pressure as professional lastly the idea that you could go in the fifth team to failed so spectacularly. That's a big lower pressure for an athlete him. No doubt no doubt they have to execute Carmelo and we've got to play well like he hasn't played well last couple games we play well cursory they want so it's not so much pressure if you have. Execute the game plan in -- game plan is it to start becoming a snowball effect because now Jason Terry to be three in pierce from downtown and I go to game seven. The Cowboys. There's a bottle of Jack in the locker room right now was speak ready. -- -- -- The ball and told symbolic -- little older that. A symbolic oh wait wait. Our people are gonna mission here -- -- it's great the golf we did dad enjoyed try to keep it out of it was a woods -- there's -- keep it out of whatever is out of bounds and LA. -- Boy I appreciate it very well Takenaka Camelot the real 15 joining us on the -- the -- AT&T forgy LT he was speeds.

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