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Rob Bradford
July 10, 2018 - 9:56 pm
Talking to Rick Porcello about the state of Major League Baseball, one can't help but come away with this thought -- it must be nice to be as passionate about anything as the Red Sox pitcher is about this subject. Coincidentally, it's a topic that seems to be something people really want to talk...
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Rob Bradford
July 06, 2018 - 8:22 am
Shifts. Equipment. Schedules. Rules. They are all in the cross-hairs when it comes to trying to identify the evolution of Major League Baseball. But how about batting practice? You better believe it. "Yes. I believe that," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The question posed to Cora was in regards to...
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Rob Bradford
July 02, 2018 - 12:05 pm
The date sometimes goes under the radar, but shouldn't. July 2 marks the moment Major League Baseball teams can officially start locking up many of the stars of tomorrow. From July 2 until July 15, international players who are 17 years old, or will turn 17 by the end of the first season of his...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
June 18, 2018 - 2:09 pm
When Pedro Martinez talks, people listen. That's why what the former Red Sox pitcher had to say on the Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Show Monday afternoon when it came to the state of baseball was so telling. Martinez, who just pitched in the Red Sox' Alumni Game last month, offered a candid...
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MLB wants to eliminate porn bots infiltrating Facebook game broadcast comments
Lucy Burdge
May 01, 2018 - 8:04 am
Major League Baseball is still working through some glitches in its Facebook Watch broadcast package, one of which the league might want to address sooner than the others. During a game streamed on Thursday, the comments section of the Facebook Watch Diamondbacks-Phillies game was spammed with porn...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
April 09, 2018 - 11:01 am
It seems to be working. The Red Sox plan this season was to load up their coaches with a whole new level of analytics, filtering a new level of information to the players. It's a whole new thing. And it's one which, judging by an 8-1 start and the lowest batting average on balls in play in years,...
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Lucy Burdge
June 15, 2017 - 8:14 am
Welcome to Thursday'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 . THURSDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: LA Dodgers at Cleveland, 12 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Washington at NY Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Boston at...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
November 10, 2015 - 5:43 am
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Speaking at the general managers' meetings Tuesday morning, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred touched on a variety of subjects currently impacting the game. Included in the conversation was the topic of whether or not netting would be implemented in stadiums after...
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Pablo Sandoval
Rob Bradford
June 19, 2015 - 6:50 am
When Pablo Sandoval liked "Diva Legacy" on Instagram in the seventh inning of the Red Sox ' loss to the Braves Wednesday night -- leading Barstool Sports Red Sox writer Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) to surface the transgression -- it set all kind of things in motion. By the time the first pitch...
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June 05, 2013 - 10:25 am
ESPN baseball reporter Buster Olney joined Mut & Merloni on Wednesday to discuss the recent break that Biogenesis of America owner Tony Bosch has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball to talk about allegedly sold performance enhancing drugs to prominent players in the league. Olney...
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