In a Facebook chat yesterday, former (and future?) WEEI personality Pete Sheppard spoke out about his experiences dealing with 98.5 The SportHub program director Mike Thomas, saying that Thomas will not return his calls, and has even banned Sheppard from doing commercial voice-overs on the station.
Shunned Sheppard launches Facebook fury – Jessica Heslam has more on the chat.
Sheppard also said that he has had conversations with WEEI program director Jason Wolfe recently, though nothing seems to be on the verge of happening.
The Celtics return from the All Star break tonight with a game in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors.
Making the 18th Green – Steve Bulpett has 18 keys to the Celtics winning their 18th banner.
Green still have a ways to go – Gary Washburn has the Celtics focused on a stronger second half to the season than what we saw last season.
Celtics, Rockets deal for Battier not happening – For about an hour last night, Twitter was buzzing over a Marc Stein report that the Celtics were talking to the Rockets about swingman Shane Battier. A. Sherrod Blakely says the deal isn’t happening.
Battier, of course, would be an absolute perfect fit for the Celtics right now, but their lack of trade chips makes a deal virtually impossible for them to make. Julian Benbow looks at the Celtics needs for healthy bodies.
Kevin Garnett won’t change his style – Jackie MacMullan has a look at the swagger that KG brings to the Celtics.
Doc planning to keep Shaquille O’Neal off the court – Mark Murphy’s Herald notebook has the Celtics coach planning on sitting Shaq for this entire West coast trip.
Red Sox lineup cards all on the table – Ron Borges, John Tomase, Steve Buckley and Scott Lauber each try to figure out the best starting lineup for the Red Sox.
How David Ortiz might find life against lefties – Rob Bradford looks at what Big Papi is doing to improve his fortures against left-handed pitchers.
‘Pen moves should give Red Sox relief – Joe McDonald has the rebuilt Red Sox bullpen looking like a strength of the club.
Unassuming Adrian Gonzalez enters spotlight – Gerry Callahan looks at the humble new superstar of the Red Sox.
Andrew Miller hopes fog is lifting – Gordon Edes has a look at the still-promising lefty.
Rodriguez admires kid’s glove – The Globe notebook has A-Rod impressed with Red Sox minor league shortstop Jose Iglesias. The Red Sox notebook from John Tomase has Gonzalez swinging off a tee for the first time since his shoulder surgery.
I’m still wondering why NESN hasn’t yet created a reality series from Fort Myers called “Globe Condo.” You can see the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when Peter Abraham, Nick Cafardo, Dan Shaughnessy and others share a company-owned condo for two months during spring training! Huge ratings!
Is anything else brewin’? – Kevin Paul Dupont thinks that the Bruins could still use some tweaks.
Peverley brings skill up front – Stephen Harris thinks that the center acquired from the Thrashers has star potential.
NFL owner’s scorn bodes ill – Ron Borges looks at how hard line owners like Jerry Richardson could make the NFL work stoppage a complete disaster.