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The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.
With last night's accomplishment, a heated debate was sparked about the all time great Red Sox players and who was better: Yaz or Ortiz?
shortstop? Sure. Hanley Ramirez ? Why not. Manny Machado? Seems fair. Henry Aaron at shortstop? Call him Hank. Willie Mays ? Say hey. Obviously, there is a degree of exaggeration in such a characterization. Nonetheless, it's clear that
either, but here's the top 10 career leaders in wins over replacement: Babe Ruth Cy Young Barry Bonds Walter Johnson Willie Mays Ty Cobb Hank Aaron Roger Clemens Tris Speaker Honus Wagner Pretty fair, right? Forgetting steroids and all the other
Larry Hisle's career average, for all you fans of the 1978 Milwaukee Brewers ) and isn't going to be confused with Willie Mays (or Hayes, to be fair) as a defensive center fielder. I get it. Pedroia and Gonzalez are great players. Ellsbury
mid-career, sometimes you'll see it from a player at the end of his career when he realizes his bat is slowing down (see Willie Mays in 1971). And this is all happening in a spot in the lineup -- between a premier leadoff hitter batting over .300
man over ticket allotment (gee, how did such an act of rage come about?) as for his 555 home runs. Until Friday, Willie Mays misplaying balls in the outfield for the 1973 Mets was the standard we set for embarrassing final acts by baseball players
Rodriguez is due to make $25 million in 2014, and he would get a $6 million bonus if he hits seven home runs to pass Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 14, 1975, the
career mark), and Alex Rodriguez blasted his second homer in two nights (his 651st, leaving him nine homers behind Willie Mays for fourth place all-time). “I’m starting to get my legs under me,” Rodriguez said. “So far, so good
Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run, calling it “a step in the right direction” as he moved with 12 homers of Willie Mays for fourth all-time and broke a tie with Stan Musial for sixth on the all-time RBIs list. Tigers pitcher Justin
a little less than $100 million remaining on his contract, and the Yankees would save $7.5 million for every 50 games Rodriguez misses. He is due a $6 million bonus if he hits 13 more homers and ties Willie Mays with 660 career homers.
contests. The Yankees remained in a tie for first place in the AL East with the Orioles. In the victory, Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list with his 3,283rd career knock. For more Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com
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.
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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!
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