Felger & Mazz: September 4, 2013
Felger and Massarotti are broadcasting from the Ace Ticket Studio and opened the day discussing the Boston Red Sox and last night’s 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Felger says last night was a “Big Boy” win and a “Big Boy” performance by Jon Lester. Does manager John Farrell deserve a little more credit for how he has handled the bullpen? With the experience that he has, should David Ross be the catcher in the playoffs? Felger and Mazz went on the talk about the success of closer Koji Uehara. Uehara earned his 17th save last night and has not allowed a run in his last 25 innings. Is Uehara the Sox M.V.P. this year? Finally, the guys poked a little fun at the NESN broadcast.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz continued to talk some Red Sox and the reasons for the turnaround. The Sox have the best record in the American League at 83-57. What have been some of the keys to the Sox success this season? Is Jon Lester the team’s playoff ace?
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys were joined by Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly to preview the start of the 2013 season. The guys previewed the roster entering Week 1. There are 14 rookies on the 53-man roster. What are the biggest concerns entering the season? What are you most confident in entering the season?
Mazz kicked off the fourth and final hour by doing a little New York Jets bashing. Felger and Mazz then got back into the Sox talk. Are the Red Sox doubters finally coming around on the team? Is Koji Uehara the Sox M.V.P.? Finally, it’s the Final Word with Marc Bertrand.