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Rob Bradford
June 15, 2017 - 11:13 am
Major League Baseball is finally waking up. According to Yahoo! Sports, MLB is planning a 'Players Weekend' from Aug. 25-27 in which players can wear nicknames on the back of their uniforms. During the three days, multi-colored cleats will also be allowed, along with a personalized patch...
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February 09, 2016 - 3:50 am
Join Rob Bradford of WEEI.com for a live chat to discuss all things Red Sox , MLB and anything else that's on your mind as spring training looms just more than a week away. It all kicks off at 1 p.m., so get your questions in now ... Live Blog Red Sox Hot Stove Chat, noon
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Mike Petraglia
November 18, 2015 - 7:20 am
FOXBORO -- One Boston sports legend paid tribute to another Wednesday at Gillette Stadium as Tom Brady gave his initial reaction to the pending retirement of David Ortiz following the 2016 Red Sox season. "A great player. He's given all our fans so much reason to cheer," Brady said. "He's been an...
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Johnny Cueto of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Red Sox Friday night. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
August 21, 2015 - 6:52 pm
If that was an audition, Johnny Cueto may want to petition for a do-over. The Royals ace acquired from Cincinnati on the Sunday before the trade deadline was racked for a career-high 13 hits and seven runs - six earned - over six innings in a 7-2 Red Sox win Friday night at Fenway Park . For some...
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Mike Petraglia
August 07, 2015 - 4:14 pm
[caption id="attachment_93116" align="alignright" width="400"] Tom Brady led the Patriots to a fourth Super Bowl title last season. (Billie Weiss/Getty Images)[/caption] The case against Tom Brady has suddenly turned into the case against Roger Goodell and the NFL. And if one former federal...
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Mike Petraglia
July 13, 2015 - 8:24 pm
CINCINNATI -- Fans in Cincinnati finally have a hero they can really rally around. Todd Frazier pulled off one of the more dramatic finishes in 30-year history of the Home Run Derby here in his home of homer-friendly Great American Ball Park. Needing 15 home runs in the final round to beat Dodger...
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Carter Capps has one of the most unique deliveries in baseball. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 08, 2015 - 7:50 pm
After all the furor over whether what Carter Capps was doing Tuesday night was legal or not, Major League Baseball decided to issue a friendly reminder to the Marlins and Capps that they're watching his unique delivery. Speaking to WEEI.com after Wednesday's 6-3 Red Sox win, Marlins manager Dan...
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Carter Capps has one of the most unique deliveries in baseball. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 07, 2015 - 7:17 pm
The bottom of the seventh, down two runs and the bases loaded and two out. It's the situation every big league hitter would salivate over. But when a 6-foot-5 crow-hopping righty is throwing 100 mph on the mound, that excitement can wane just a bit. Just ask Xander Bogaerts. Even after his rare...
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Mike Petraglia
July 04, 2015 - 1:55 pm
Is Xander Bogaerts All-Star worthy? It's a question that may not have seemed very likely in the first two months of the season but as the game approaches July 14 in Cincinnati, the Red Sox shortstop has certainly put himself in the conversation when the reserves are announced on Monday evening...
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Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz, now teammates talk at the 2010 Home Run Derby. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
June 29, 2015 - 9:21 am
The MLB announced changes to its Home Run Derby format on Sunday, nixing the 10-out set up and installing a five-minute timer for each batter. Balls hit within the field of play will no longer be counted as outs. One of the primary reasons for the clocked rounds is time-certainty, a major advantage...
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