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Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start 4-23-14

Apr 23, 2014|

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

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Our three dean and see just a reminder won't get to blow wake here your chance for you and three guests to enjoy a Red Sox regular home season game and Ben cherry and sweet. At Fenway Park if fully catered meal prepared by air marks senior executive -- Will be provided on the auction benefits the Red Sox foundations cornerstone programs. And new England's non profits on 79 -- once he wrote 937 is the number the bid on the opportunity for you and your three pals. Sit up and -- luxury suite and watch a reds game joining us on the AT&T outline. Wakefield and Waco are you this up early frivolous and are you know. I'm great. Our notify hey at nine and twelve and you know how it works on talk radio you know how it works in the stands as a player you had to preach patience even at nine and twelve because that's what players enough to managers do is it more difficult to beat patient or preach patience now that you are -- -- outside. Looking in at this team that is at best off to a sputtering start. Yeah I can continue to be patient especially when it's a according appear to be happening M September you might have to. -- Japan -- what a little bit but. I'm not worried about this game they're very good they're they've gone to a couple hiccups here and there but stuck. Oh no I think you're all on the offense has been great the bullpen has been fantastic job the starting pitcher and has been good at times laughter. There's maybe get the whole package together one time. Would you agree Tim that the Yankees have found and a serves it too early for that -- three you know now he's 27 and all in the last. Two seasons. Yeah I hear he's pretty good and he's the real thing they're getting what they paid for for sure. The guy you -- -- -- -- now argued I thought he would throw a lot harder but. You know -- the -- -- his ball moves he throws two different what are you got a great change. You've got a lot night. I do agree that the the logical move here is Daniel Nava going down that. Jackie Bradley defense has earned him a spot here and you need victory and you need Gomes so. The guy the odd man out is Nava. Unfortunately that's probably going to be -- -- so -- not a -- sense that you would want would be. Backup. Utility guy that really helped the Red Sox last year than they have gotten off to a to a hot start this year and that's a tough job you know that. He's not an everyday player. And it stopped again it would not get it back to stop the you're here about what you get out and it well wouldn't you hear about it. You know they need victory over the lineup for your that you Romo looked like a lineup although Brock Altidore a great job on him for error at third base the I don't know but it didn't make a decision that that it got to be held on dollars. That aqaba. It's knock them out yet not yet yeah up. -- tennis culture and I think I know the answer this question are you rooting for a guy to stay in the bigs and not get sent down who can provide some offense. Or are you much more assured when you turn around and standing on the mound. And size Morse in left and Jackie Bradley junior in center and Victorino in right if you like defense behind. I'm. A little bit ball you know put -- I'm on the firm believer that pitching and defense -- more games on. And anything and he got and they're doing and probably agree that under -- -- so well and you know what helped them last year was. Taking ground ball that Thursday and being you know more personable player all all -- so. That they do and down it it it you know one of those things where. You know. He probably need more about I don't know. A lot of defeat being on the team -- before -- actually -- -- -- Victor Cabrera. Buchholz has had four starts is -- areas almost state -- his velocity is down is this a performance -- there's -- more do you when you're watching him pitch you pitch with -- you don't. Is this a health issues or something wrong with the Scott. I don't know why but I talk all he seemed fine he insult yeah like you'll feel great you know also his velocity Dalembert. I mean that output the Artose tournament whether he felt pretty -- he'll line. -- don't it is going to get totally out certainly ability here to get away it was 95 than it is. You know ninety or 92. And you know it flat start I thought he pitched better than the number dictated. A good guy couldn't get that one inning and I wanted to look like -- they've grown more -- all of -- my officers editing on all that a little bit more than the ball to get a little bit harder. You know it got four John felt that the move their. You know he's had two good starts in between you know out of the war and you know it. He's got a good he's got to get a yellow. You know cooking and not so much in that. Pitching more quality strikes where the striker whether at all. Wake in your day did they send -- ahead to the next city elected day at a time to this and you hold from Fenway on the day that you're gonna pitch the very next day where you end of that -- you find it helpful. You know old Gordon by implying your editor Peter if we're gonna get him at 4 o'clock in the morning and Nam. At a whole new I didn't like leaving the team. Just in case compliment out of like extra innings or you know what looked like garlic and the bad. Yeah I mean how gullible and and the ball never dull but. I don't think him leaving it certainly part of anything to do -- his outing from. You have a god at their facility up there now -- available but that guys can -- out of there and they're -- mom. We wanted an 11 o'clock partly due to develop a lot earlier than. You normally do. As for the -- at the play against Ottawa. Did you ever that was that was mostly broom when you're there right at it today and there. Another mostly -- go -- -- do you have a shot to look more. Did guys use the coach of the floor and you know when you have eleven -- there may be an extra inning game the night before and and crash at the park. -- I never did -- I mean between double header in the future to chat now you're blown up to follow them later on toward trying to. -- -- -- -- -- Awake this warm your heart eight texture from the five away it's that I met Wakefield on April 11 2005 at Boston billiards next to Fenway Park. I was hurting big time with substance abuse issues and alcohol. Tim had some great words for me that night I got -- four days later have been sober since going on nine years just wanted to thank Tim Wakefield great guy took the time to hear my woes. Was with his wife and his wife's sister I -- thank you Tim. The -- while yeah. I. I kind of remember well I don't know what I told Romo does formula. The most consistent and abroad. But I doubt that they're really don't want my yardage that you could have an impact on plummeted to change your life like that. As a manager makes me feel really good. Which takes us at the Red Sox foundation cornerstone programs for which we are auctioning off AST for four people in bench Harrington is luxury box those about the foundation. I'm really excited about I can't think you got him out -- that's why -- -- got the benefit started off by a cornerstone of which are. We -- good RB -- are solid all that program bomb. And it should be -- there in the Jimmy Fund and I can't think he'd rather not let you know that really couldn't -- network today also -- I mean did you guys to auction off a chat with -- -- sweet I mean that's the probably the Duffy and how to get out. Everything catered -- -- on there remark when you know where we were -- off a chance to win. World Series ring. Today at 10 o'clock was -- -- vertical. Your third prize you're gonna get one. World to do double parking Walter learn you know and it. Does that surprise you gonna get through to double thirteen World Series ring would -- implied that -- -- -- grand prize you're gonna win and oh yeah. And 07 going into 2013. World Series ring so. And although all the -- you're gonna -- benefit our television obviously am. I got to do go online to Red Sox are called black ring raffle for a chance to win. My guess is Ortiz is not gonna try to get involved in that raffle table Portugal which -- handicap down to now. I -- cure all the way to a golf course right now you can speak what does surprise undertow. Money to wait. You gotta give me shop elect indeed and good Dockett -- enjoy era around a golf that it -- -- down the road. You can drive thank Tim Wakefield Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T.

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