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Off The Pike with Brian Barrett

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Veteran Boston sports personality Brian Barrett has teamed up with The Ringer for a podcast dedicated to all things Boston. From Fenway to Foxborough to the Garden, 'Off the Pike' features instant reactions to the biggest games and stories in town, plus unique conversations with local and Ringer personalities.

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Brian chats with Lou Merloni about the Red Sox as they begin the second half of the season this weekend against the Dodgers. They talk about Craig Breslow’s thinking as the trade deadline approaches, potential sellers and players the Sox could target, the MVP of the team thus far, the Sox’s pitching staff, and more (0:40). Then, Brian and Jamie each give out their top five Boston athletes without a championship and give out their honorable mentions as well (40:25). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Lou Merloni Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with Zack Cox about the Patriots’ upcoming season, then the two of them predict the team’s breakout player candidates, offensive MVP, defensive MVP, the quarterback depth chart, and more (0:40). Then, Brian and Jamie answer a listener email, and discuss Team USA, as well as the Red Sox’s top picks in the MLB draft (54:00). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Zack Cox Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with Sox Prospects' Ian Cundall about the Red Sox’s win over the Royals on Sunday, Devers’s sizzling-hot bat, players the Sox should go after at the deadline, and the All-Star break and festivities (0:40). Then, Brian and Jamie take a listener call on USA basketball and chat about the Celtics’ summer league squad and the Patriots’ skill-position players (42:25). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Ian Cundall Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with ESPN’s Tim Bontemps about the USA Basketball Men's National Team, discussing the coverage of the team as it practiced in Las Vegas, the starting lineup versus bench players, offseason moves around the NBA, and more (0:30). Then, Brian and Jamie get into the Jaylen Brown Team USA controversy, involving fellow Celtic Derrick White, and a few Patriots-related tidbits (45:15). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Tim Bontemps Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps the Red Sox’s win over the A’s, which included some great offense, but also some more troubling signs from Brayan Bello (0:15). Then, he chats with The Boston Globe’s Julian McWilliams about the Red Sox as they head toward the All-Star break, Triston Casas’s potential return to the lineup, and players the Sox could target at the trade deadline (17:50). Then, Brian and Jamie take a listener call, and chat about the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team (56:55). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Julian McWilliams Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian runs through 10 Boston sports questions on his mind: How will Tom Brady do as a football commentator this season? What will Jayson Tatum’s role be on the U.S. Olympic team? And is this becoming the summer of Raffy Devers? (0:15) Brian and Jamie end with a listener call and some final thoughts on Brian’s questions (56:50) We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian starts by recapping the Red Sox’s win over the Yankees - taking two of three in the Bronx - and the news that three Red Sox are All Stars (0:15). Then, Brian chats with The Ringer’s John Jastremski about the Red Sox-Yankees series, how concerned Yankees fans should be about their team, Alex Cora vs Aaron Boone, whether the Knicks can challenge the Celtics in the East next season or not, and more (8:50). Then, Brian takes a listener call, before he and Jamie discuss Boone’s tenure with the Yankees, and whether or not the Red Sox will add at the trading deadline (36:40).  We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: John Jastremski Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian and Jamie discuss the current top Boston athletes, and give out their respective top 10 lists. Their lists include a similar surprise at no. 10, and a different player taking the crown for top dog in Beantown (0:15). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with The Ringer’s Michael Pina about the Celtics’ offseason moves, their recent announcement that the team is up for sale, other big moves across the NBA, and the Celtics’ biggest threats in the East next season (0:15). Then, Brian and Jamie discuss the Red Sox’s solid play recently, and whether they will be buyers or sellers at the MLB trade deadline (50:40). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Michael Pina Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian addresses Jayson Tatum’s record $314 million super max contract to start the pod, before discussing the news that the Celtics are reportedly up for sale, why Wyc Grousbeck is selling, and what that means for the franchise moving forward. Then, Brian breaks down Derrick White’s 4 year, $125.9 million extension and some other big moves across the NBA, like Paul George signing with the 76ers (0:45). Then, he looks at the Bruins new acquisitions, Elias Lindholm and Nikita Zadorov, and how they will help the club next season (32:45).  Brian ends with a couple listener calls before he and Jamie talk about the Celtics’ potential sale (40:30).  We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian takes a look at NBA free agency, what moves the Celtics could make, and how the new CBA second-apron rules really hamstring the Celtics’ options (0:40). Then, Brian chats with Sox Prospects' Ian Cundall about how best to manage Tanner Houck’s workload, Triston Casas’s injury timeline, Rafael Devers’s hot bat, and more (16:05). Brian and Jamie end by answering a listener email (57:55).  We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Ian Cundall Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps the Celtics’ first two draft picks and how they can contribute to the team (0:40). Then, he chats with WEEI’s Will Flemming about the Red Sox’s solid first half of the season, Alex Cora’s great job managing the club, potential trades the Sox could make to bolster the squad, the young players that have made major impacts this season, and more (21:15). Then, Brian answers some listener calls before he and Jamie end with some favorite parts about going to games at Fenway Park (55:10). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Will Flemming Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian looks at the Celtics’ first-round pick, Creighton’s Baylor Scheierman, and how he can help the team in the short and long term (0:15). Then, he chats with Boston Herald’s Doug Kyed about the Patriots, and they both make some bold predictions about the upcoming season (20:45). Brian and Jamie then discuss the predictions and add a couple more (1:13:15). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Doug Kyed Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with Mass Live’s Brian Robb about the Celtics’ title, and how this year’s team compares to the 2007-08 Celtics championship team. Then they go through the Celtics’ top players and their most memorable moments from this postseason (0:15). Brian and Jamie end with some listener emails, and chat about the upcoming NBA draft (41:25). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian compares this year’s title-winning Celtics team with the 2018 Red Sox team that won the World Series. He looks at the many similarities between the two teams but also one notable difference (0:45). Then, he looks at the top Boston athletes and how the Celtics’ championship changes the pecking order (38:30). Then, he takes some listener calls before he and Jamie chat about Boston’s most popular athletes and more (47:30). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about the Celtics’ incredible year, their title window going forward, how other teams may copy the Celtics’ blueprint, the upcoming NBA draft, and more (0:45). Then, Brian answers some listener calls, and he and Jamie answer some listener emails (32:50). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian talks to SB Nation’s Noa Dalzell about her all-night-long coverage of the Celtics’ win on Monday, what made this team special all season long, Jaylen Brown’s much improved defense this season, Joe Mazzulla’s eccentricities, and more. Then Brian answers some more listener calls about the Celtics’ title (44:00). Brian and Jamie end with some more thoughts on Banner 18 and how they plan to celebrate (1:08:00). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Noa Dalzell Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian celebrates the Celtics’ 18th NBA title with Kevin Hench, as they discuss Jaylen Brown’s Finals MVP performance, Joe Mazzulla’s fantastic coaching job this season, how this championship squad stacks up with other great Celtics teams, and more (0:30). Then, Brian takes some listener calls about what this title means to Celtics Nation (47:15). Brian and Jamie end by celebrating the title, and reflect on what a special season this has been (1:15:10). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Kevin Hench Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian starts by discussing his confidence level heading into Game 5 of the Finals and why Jayson Tatum’s shooting slump has him slightly worried (0:45). Then, he talks about why the Celtics’ advantage in the math game should still propel them to a title and which parts of their game they need to get back to in order to finish the job (22:25). Brian and Jamie end by talking about the Finals and some best bets for Game 5 (32:35). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with The Ringer’s Michael Pina about the Celtics’ blowout loss in Dallas on Friday night, how Dallas’ offense managed to penetrate Boston’s defense, why the C’s offense struggled to generate good shots all of a sudden, and whether or not there is reason for concern going forward for the Celtics in this series (0:30). Then, Brian answers some listener calls, before he and Jamie end with some final thoughts on the game and the sports weekend ahead (41:00).  We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Michael Pina Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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