Dave O’Brien previews the 2016 Red Sox and Opening Day

Dave O’Brien, the voice of the Boston Red Sox on NESN, joined Downtown from Cleveland to talk about the Opening Day “Rain” out and previewed the 2016 edition of the Sox.  O’Brien seemed confused as to why they decided to postpone the game since it was just cold in Cleveland and not raining at the […]

Jay Jaffe on Pablo Sandoval and the 2016 MLB season

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated joined Downtown to talk about the start of the MLB season and his run in Downtown Madness.  Jaffe talked about his great run which ended on Thursday after a valiant effort against ESPN’s Dan Shulman.  He also spoke about the Red Sox third base situation and if it truly is […]

Matt Snyder on Adam LaRoche and over-hyped players

Matt Snyder of CBS Sports joined Downtown to get us prepared for the 2016 MLB season.  Snyder mused on the Adam LaRoche retirement and said it was the stupidest story that he’s ever covered.  He also gave some of the teams that he likes from both leagues to be surprises and which ones are headed […]

Bob Ryan on the history of the three-pointer and expanding the DH to both leagues

  Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe joined Downtown to talk about a wide range of topics, including his recent column for the Globe about the origins of the NBA three-pointer. Ryan remebered watching the first ever three point shot from Celtic Chris Ford, one of only two in the first game when it became […]

Bob Ryan: [Steph Curry] is the best shooter the game has seen

  Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe joined Downtown to talk about Pete Rose, the Hall of Fame, the Sox, Celtics, and Steph Curry. He raved about Curry’s play in 2015 and proclaimed him to be the best shooter in the game. Ryan also said that Pete Rose still does not deserve to be in […]

Marc Normandin talks about the MLB Winter Meetings

Marc Normandin of OverTheMonster.com and SB Nation joined Downtown to talk about the Red Sox successful winter meetings as they head into the holiday season now. Normandin talked about his impressions of Dave Dombrowski’s first few moves with the Red Sox and said that the team was in much better shape than last year with […]

Jerry Crasnick on MLB awards and the Hot Stove season

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN joined Downtown to talk about the Hot Stove season in the MLB and gave his thoughts on the major awards that were recently handed out. Crasnick said there were no surprises in any of the awards in his opinion and talked about some of the ones he voted for this year. […]

Jay Jaffe previews decisive playoffs games and talks about Cubs’ post-season success

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated joined Downtown on Wednesday to talk about the MLB postseason and previewed the three game fives in the Division Series. He talked about the tall task the Mets now have going against the Dodgers in a decisive game five tomorrow on the road versus Zach Grienke. Jaffe spoke on the […]

Gary Thorne on Yogi Berra and the MLB playoff races

Maine native and Baltimore Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne joined Downtown to talk about the Baltimore Orioles and the MLB playoff races. Thorne discussed the problems that have plagued both Baltimore and Boston on their ways to unsuccessful seasons. He also spoke on who he thinks may ultimately win the World Series in 2015 when the […]

Ted Berg on Matt Williams and the MLB playoff races

Ted Berg of the USA Today joined Downtown to talk about the final few weeks of the MLB season. He discussed whether or not Matt Williams is the worst manager in the majors and if any of the divisions in the national league will be up for grabs in the final weeks. Ted also talked […]

Chris Hatfield on JBJ, Moncada, Benintendi and more

Chris Hatfield of Sox Prospects joined Downtown to talk about the future of the Red Sox and some of the top prospects in the organization. Hatfield spoke on some former prospects like Jackie Bradley Jr and Travis Shaw that are seeing success in Boston right now and if this could last for either of them. […]

Mel Proctor on Gene Mauch and “The Fugitive”

Sports broadcaster and author Mel Proctor came on Downtown to talk about his latest book called The Little General. Proctor spoke about the subject of the book, who was Gene Mauch, and how he should be viewed more for his successes than his shortcomings. Mel and Rich also talked about the former’s love of the […]

Dan Shulman talks about emerging Toronto Blue Jays and young New York Mets

  Dan Shulman, the voice of Major League Baseball on ESPN television, joined Downtown to talk about the latest in the league, including possible destinations for Dave Dombrowski. Shulman said that he feels like the LA Angels or the Toronto Blue Jays are the likely landing spots this off-season for the former Detroit Tiger general […]

Tim Britton analyzes the first half for the Red Sox

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal joined Downtown to talk about the Red Sox season as the team enters the All Star Break. Britton spoke about the lone Red Sox all-star in Brock Holt and if he would see time on the field at all on Tuesday night. He also talked about what Boston will […]

Steve Adams on the MLB trade deadline

Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors came on Downtown to talk about some of the latest rumors and possible trade targets. Adams talked about some of the teams who will be very active before the deadline and mentioned that the Cincinnati Reds are primed to sell off some big players. He also said that he’s […]