Dennis Eckersley

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Nick Friar
April 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
Chris Sale’s disappointing outing on Tuesday overshadowed the fact Alex Cora brought Matt Barnes, the Red Sox semi-closer, semi-super reliever, in the ninth inning despite it being a non-save situation. Under his watch, the Blue Jays added to their 6-5 after Barnes drilled Billy McKinney and gave...
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Alex Reimer
February 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Baseball’s glacial free agent market serves as a perfect symbol for the biggest problem that ails America’s former pastime: nothing happens, and when something actually does happen, it takes forever. In a sport where the ball isn’t even put into play 31-percent of the time, roughly two dozen...
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Alex Reimer
February 20, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Get ready for more Dennis Eckersley in the NESN broadcast booth this Red Sox season. The animated analyst tweeted Wednesday he's signed a five-year extension with the regional sports network that will put him in the booth for 85 games. It's time to party. Earlier Wednesday, NESN announced its booth...
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John Tomase
February 08, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Was the death of a beloved Hall of Famer the right time to grind an axe about your hatred of baseball's most polarizing stat? If you're Bill James, of course it was! The father of Sabermetrics and a long-time advisor to the Red Sox, James found himself on the receiving end of an even more beloved...
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WEEI
February 08, 2019 - 8:21 am
Dennis Eckersley is in midseason form. The Hall of Famer and NESN analyst isn't holding back with his commentary and it's not even spring training yet. Late Thursday night Eckersley put analyst Bill James in his crosshairs, telling the Red Sox consultant to "Shut up" in response to a tweet about...
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Lucy Burdge
November 30, 2018 - 7:07 am
Welcome to Friday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . FRIDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Cleveland at Boston, 7 p.m. (NBCSB) NBA: Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LOS ANGELES -- It was was one of the most memorable first pitches in some time. Prior to Game 4 of the World Series, the Dodgers introduced Kirk Gibson as the honoree to throw out the first pitch. Gibson sprinted to the Dodger Stadium mound before being instructed to take his usual spot in the...
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Alex Reimer
October 01, 2018 - 1:51 pm
There will be a NESN reunion in the TBS broadcast booth this postseason. But unfortunately, the trio of Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley and Hazel Mae will call the American League Divisional Series that doesn’t involve the Red Sox. TBS announced Monday Orsillo will once again call playoff action,...
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Rob Bradford
July 14, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Tyler Clippard has had a nice career, and he can partially thank his discovery of a split-fingered fastball for a good chunk of it. (For more on that evolution, including some Koji Uehara comparisons, click here.) But Saturday that pitch did him no favors. A reality that Dennis Eckersley -- along...
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Lucy Burdge
June 27, 2018 - 6:24 am
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Toronto at Houston, 2 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: NY Yankees at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: LA Angels at...
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