Michael, Steve Lyons and old friend Mike Mutnansky talk Sox, the youth movement and AJ Pierzynski as we get ready for Red Sox afternoon baseball.
Michael, Steve Lyons and old friend Mike Mutnansky talk Sox, the youth movement and AJ Pierzynski as we get ready for Red Sox afternoon baseball.
Tim and Christian discuss the Red Sox walk off victory against the White Sox, as well as Ben Cherington's decision to designate A.J. Pierzynski for assignment.

On Thursday’s Three for All segment on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz and Christian Fauria addressed the fallout from Wednesday’s discussion about attractive lesbians and discussed farting in front of significant others. To hear the segment, go to the Middays with MFB audio on demand page.

Benz recounted that after Wednesday’s Three for All he walked by the front desk in the WEEI offices and saw the normally pleasant Brittany, who greets visitors and answers phones, scowling at him.

Said Benz: “She just lays into me: ‘What were you guys talking about on the air! Why were you talking about lesbians! People are mad and calling that you’re sitting there talking about lesbians!’

“Some guy from Connecticut apparently heard our segment. ‘€¦ This dude in Connecticut was pissed because he had his 5-year-old in the car and he had to explain — this is literally what he said to her — ‘explain to my son what a lesbian is.’ ”

Brittany was brought into the studio to provide more details, and she recalled the phone call: “He said, ‘I have a problem with this. I listen to WEEI all the time, love it, it’s great. But, I had my 5-year-old in the car and you guys were talking about full lesbians and the transgenders. ‘€¦ I had to explain to my son what a lesbian was.’ ”

Cracked Benz: “God forbid. God forbid you should have to explain to your child something that might be a little bit uncomfortable. Heaven forbid as a parent it falls to you to do the explaining and you don’t leave it up to TV or Twitter to do it. God forbid that should happen.”

Added Benz: “I bet you a million dollars — a million dollars — that kid grows up to be a better parent than his father, because he had to have something explained to him instead of trying to be shielded from it. Now he’s getting a little exposure. God forbid. I bet you that other guy had none of that, and that’s why he’s so uptight.”

Brittany noted that WEEI’s target demographic does not include 5-year-olds.

“Why weren’t you listening to the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack or The Wiggles or something?” she wondered.

Fauria then turned the discussion to a debate about when a man or woman should feel comfortable farting in front of their significant other. Fauria was shocked to learn that Benz never passes gas in front of his wife.

Said Benz: “We actually turned down a house — when we bought our first house together — we turned down a house just down the road for less money that I liked better for the house that we have now in large part because it only had one bathroom and she didn’t want to ever be exposed to what I might leave behind, or have me be exposed to what she had done. There was a level of embarrassment that was always there for her if she had to be in the bathroom. So we have separate bathrooms now.”

Responded Fauria: “After a certain amount of time there should be no barriers. You should be able to do whatever you feel comfortable with. ‘€¦ You’re way too uptight.”

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Tim and Christian are joined by receptionist Brittany to discuss the angry phone calls the station received yesterday. Then the three discuss when it is appropriate to break the relationship barrier and fart in front of your partner.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

[0:02:28] ... turn out to be something else think if you. Ever doubted that LeBron James is the most powerful guy not an NBA that maybe in all of sports you have got edited here. He is literally holding the NBA hostage while you make of this mine because Carmelo. I think now finally we'll go ahead and do what you want to do what Chris Bosh its future tiger Gordon Hayward. -- I don't. Jack's future sites who everybody excited because all the moving parts we'll -- start ...
[0:03:14] ... hold that something be if Kevin Love winds up in Cleveland with LeBron James. Right but that's in the is that. I can't -- all the scenarios I just don't see how they they get. LeBron James and Kevin Love their cap wise and otherwise means yet declared so much play so much money I. I can feel LeBron ...
[0:09:34] ... at south leaders like your -- Smart piece. That it seems like LeBron James or whatever he does people are gonna pick it apart scrutinize it and use a decision. That he makes against him probably because the first decision that he made. But I get the drive that if he goes back to Cleveland. People will say he's just doing it for the story I would think that he might just be doing it for the storyline. Not necessarily for the basketball reasons that he goes to a team. That has -- -- in place and they do wedge in another superstar I'll law what happened in Miami with Chris Bosh. Has he not just done the same thing again and we just want to gloss over because I happen to be Cleveland ...
[0:11:47] ... I -- our earth wind and fire in all our you know Marvin Gaye and column that music but I also love the you know eloquent though. I loved -- it was a big Bob Marley ...






Gabe Kapler of Fox Sports One and KapLifestyle.com talks about the benefits of coconut oil, the release of A.J. Pierzynski, and the Red Sox continued struggles.

[0:00:11] ... Red Sox win last night you heard big news before the game AJ Pierzynski. Let's go to catchers brought in this off season. Joining us right now to talk about all sorts of Red Sox related ...
[0:02:25] ... myriad of different reasons. Well we didn't he coconut oil to -- AJ Pierzynski before he became a Boston Red Sox player and did you live up or maybe better said. Live down to the reputation ...
[0:06:03] ... we don't you just getting better and here's -- look I would AJ Pierzynski. The first being the guy is batting average on balls in play. Basically what's happening when you put the -- play and ...
[0:07:18] ... because it. There's no rule that suggest that you can't go reselling Jon Lester in the off season upon -- Lester. I -- Obama contending team for a couple of months I'm definitely gonna come back. And look. To potentially resigning but we -- happen in 2013 with Francisco Rodriguez you know obviously -- -- a great colder for the Milwaukee Brewers right now. He's with the brewers fired got treated to the ball memorial. And then after the -- went back and signed with his former club it does happen there's been a lot of instances. Over the course of history that suggests. That doesn't work and -- -- the -- if you wanna try to find a return for a guy like Jon Lester they're not be able to assign -- the danger is that you lose your draft pick. But at the high upside potential ...






John Tomase discussed the issues surrounding A.J. Pierzynski in Boston.

[0:00:22] ... breaking bad blown up what look like union nomination. What rights are Kevin Spacey house of cards on hand Jeff Daniels. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Five of those hand France since AC on a Harrelson never get a better it was that's ever great result. It's like ...
[0:01:25] ... when I I didn't and it never know Brad Garrett let it Woody Harrelson the tougher role comic had the -- -- Williamson had Tom -- will -- it becomes the other way it's. -- to show her look better on the yet he was there a greater degree -- agreement that you care for a -- -- -- because he had you know you have to. Completely distinct care that's true DI AG -- -- that got him and a ball it's notre you differentiated -- -- -- season to be the AJ Pierzynski show got canceled did not make it through the first thirteen it's sad it's over you're give you credit right on it. ...
[0:04:39] ... jobless -- damn pleased that. Get him in that clubhouse. And that AJ Pierzynski is a great teammate -- yes please sacks on the MLB network to surrounded with guys that he likes. Yeah you have ...
[0:05:41] ... going in but why. Was he distant as opposed to the races AJ Pierzynski to people probably I. -- -- -- -- -- People and when you think of him not fitting in in club posts ...






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