Dino, Tanguay and Minihane spend the 8am hour discussing the big overnight news of another black man shot to death by a cop in Minnesota after a traffic stop.

[0:04:34] ... mean if you pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot the police officer in the ship its emphasis on self defense. She's not only at a camp if you were going to shoot the police officer would you tell that you had a gut no. I don't mean I think the police officer I was suffering he path we know that that that conversation occurred. These numbers but you know he told the officer I've ...
[0:07:10] ... love that mean yeah that's ridiculous that's ridiculous I believe. That this police officer in Minnesota panic the second half I believe he panicked and listen. I could not be a cop. No way all say ...
[0:08:04] ... carrying any went to pullout aside the and I think that the police officer I get sent I think that's told the poss well and I wouldn't cost and I also think that the police officers sent mixed messages. I think the police stopped operas are set I need to see your right feet but keep your hands where they are it when he went to the idea he said. Let me see your hands and the guy which again I gotta get out my I ate it all happened within a second. In the police sought police officer panicked Joes on the cape pay Joseph. I watched the video this morning and looks like the recent ice sheet is in ...
[0:09:41] ... for you keep your hands up. Okay I'm white and what a police officer saying that I don't know I don't really did well he didn't mean he reaches in for an applicant you say they say Yemeni. He was Reggie you registered guests she says he's Shia association and the like mr. Kerry Whoopi says I've gotten so I've gone and reached going to reach you what what what future. Hook it will you don't often happen. I think I know you don't want a second award for. Because I don't believe she had an opportunity. To lie that quickly Michael Vick you might or I do that but here's the thing we know for sure. Something happened to force that cop to make ...

Kirk Minihane had personal matters to attend to in the morning, and he has an honest evaluation of how Gary Tanguay and John Dennis fared without him for the first 90 minutes

[0:00:24] ... be very comfortable. Yes it's very comfortable niceties chatting about sports fanatic Chicago Bulls whose guys are sorry the way I mean I thought it was. Horrendous mired I mean that you've got to get an advocate what I'll pick ups macho rock. Show the hole yet read or think. Yes you guys you know. Parrot that young upcoming writer Joseph Fitzgerald's take rate on ray and Ray Bourque which is you know we will we will stand up thing he did or whose illness as you can do it. You ...
[0:05:47] ... that he can play short of saying any player now with with Chris Dunn to set. You know it was rubio rubio right there rubio and gone our our our bellowed Farrell friends are active. Not ...
[0:11:04] ... as oppose your topic it's what does that mean well that's for Jerry Lewis. Your mom's and his birth or yes her last thought was she feels like she used to she seems that I do ...

Gary Tanguay reads the Thursday Headlines, with a black man shot by a cop in Minnesota, and the Fox News CEO accused of sexual harassment

[0:02:12] ... yes I will see her out and they are. Okay now I'll police officer sounds much more concerned then the girlfriend go for it sounds very calm. To me amazing amazingly enough ups on like you ...
[0:02:56] ... started after the fact that you okay after the shooting so the police officer. He's he's cold by the victim can steal that unlicensed care. And then misty was told listen you get get out to ...
[0:04:36] ... do not I have the utmost respect. But it sounds like there's police officer might have been a bit of jumping. Think I told him that he was like this the carry god which would tell ...
[0:08:58] ... CBS news that letter code that she with the fox two's demoted Tim Hasselbeck what Elisabeth Hasselbeck yeah it's a job. Richard Koss and it seems to be Smart talented beautiful she's never battery but irrelevant to the case well a it is the story we will not really because Ailes is saying that the reason that she was a renewed was because of report ratings. He's right about that. She looks good on TV. She's Smart. But she's never Abby she's never bend. And it to Greece never bent Laurie Ingram this won't end it Albert no matter what what she's gone yet at any age of fifty she probably realizes she's not ...

Tanguay and Dino discuss the future of the Celtics with Dwayne Wade signing in Chicago and pieces starting to drop into place around the NBA

[0:01:43] ... I just it blows mine mine will there be a day that Rajon Rondo grows up. I've I've always fell in this is an opinion I'm not a doctor. Obviously. I've always felt the rise and ...
[0:02:31] ... eyes I think you self destructive I mean why would a guy. Doc Rivers are sitting there saying I don't know woman again. Look oh boy birds in a fight at the same thing at Chicago ...
[0:03:11] ... know what maybe this is my opportunity maybe with Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade and in the Chicago Bulls. I do notice and maybe I need to grow up and team first job I tell you what tremendous play if they ...

Dino & Tanguay continue in hour one, sans Minihane, and discuss the Ray Bourque plea deal to his drunk driving charge, in addition to his apology

[0:00:40] ... at the house. Joseph FitzGerald writes an interesting piece in the yeah Boston Herald today he talks about the fact that he has report. The means and the where with all and the connections and the ...
[0:08:01] ... just not a good way to think about it too scares the living daylights out something else will happen or Shuler because I mean if you know if if the rate doesn't get his life in ...
[0:09:29] ... act. You know when you're in Rockford Maine yes hey junior in high school yells at all hotel I'll go to a sand pit. And climb in the backseat absolutely well if you're looking after a ...

John Dennis and Gary Tanguay start the show, sans Minihane for a few segments, discussing the John Farrell hot seat.

[0:01:00] ... parked. What's that John Ferrell and the Red Sox going to prove Curt Schilling. Wrong not pressure and wrong Schilling as you heard in open said he thinks the all star break there's going to be ...
[0:04:20] ... simple as that and that's the problem look what they did with. Brian Bannister yes they brought him up now that is a slap in the face to John Ferrell but then Carl is Carl Willis without. Question that is a slap in the face they made a big deal about it at a press conference about it ...
[0:05:43] ... at duke GM's bring in Harold coaches. Here is Dombrowski throwing guests Carl Willis certainly and maybe a little bit John Ferrell under the bus with the hiring. And the accelerating and onto the field activities ...
[0:07:05] ... to in all produce off right exactly what changes if you fire John Farrell. Not much. On my right I mean we all know John we say it all the time is that at the most ...

Fill-in host Gary Tanguay walks out of the station when informed by Kirk Minihane and producer Ken Laird that his scheduled five days on-air next week have been reduced to three per management orders.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Angels at Rays, noon (MLB Network) MLB: Tigers at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Padres at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. Spurs, 7 p.m. (NBA TV) NBA: Utah Summer League, 76ers vs. Jazz, 9 p.m. (NBA TV) NBA: Orlando Summer League, Mavericks vs. Magic, 1 p.m.

MLB: Angels at Rays, noon (MLB Network)
MLB: Tigers at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Padres at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. Spurs, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, 76ers vs. Jazz, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Mavericks vs. Magic, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Clippers vs. Magic, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Pistons vs. Heat, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: European Championship semifinals, Germany vs. France, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)


Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

— Dwyane Wade wrote a farewell letter to Miami after deciding to leave the Heat — his home for 13 seasons — and join the Bulls.

The Heat’s all-time leader in games, points, assists and steals, Wade agreed to a reported two-year deal worth $47 million with Chicago.

“I started my NBA career with the Miami Heat in 2003 and it has been an honor to have played with them and help build a winning franchise with three NBA championships,” the 34-year-old Wade wrote in his letter released Wednesday. “I look back with pride and amazement at all we have accomplished together. I want to express my gratitude to the Arison family, Pat Riley, Coach Erik Spoelstra, the coaching staff, and the entire Miami Heat organization.

“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the Miami community.”

Wade had flirted with joining his hometown team before. He reportedly was not happy with what he felt was a lack of respect from the Heat, who made a last-ditch effort to retain him Wednesday after prioritizing re-signing Hassan Whiteside and failing to land Kevin Durant.

Wade had a rough upbringing up in the Chicago suburb of Robbins, Illinois, before going on to become a 12-time NBA All-Star.

“Watching the Bulls growing up inspired me at an early age to pursue my dream of becoming a basketball player,” Wade wrote in his letter. “My most treasured memories were watching my dad play basketball on the courts of Fermi Elementary School and developing my game at the Blue Island Recreation Center. I have never forgotten where I came from and I am thankful to have an opportunity to play for the team that first fueled my love of the game.”

In Chicago, Wade will share the backcourt with Jimmy Butler and new acquisition Rajon Rondo. Wade and Rondo previously had some run-ins when Rondo played for the Celtics. To clear cap space for Wade, the Bulls sent forward Mike Dunleavy to the Cavaliers and guard Jose Calderon to the Lakers.

The Heat, meanwhile, lost another member of their Big Three two years after LeBron James returned home to Cleveland. Chris Bosh, who continues to deal with health issues, is the only Heat player who appeared in the 2014 NBA Finals still under contract with the team.

Tweeted Heat owner Mickey Arison: Thank you @DwyaneWade for a great 13 yrs!. You’ve had a tremendous impact on our community and our organization. We wish you all the best.

— Pete Rose filed suit Wednesday against former MLB investigator John M. Dowd, saying the lawyer defamed him last year when he implied in a radio interview that Rose had sex with underage girls during his playing career.

Dowd had been asked in the interview with WHCE-AM in West Chester, Pennsylvania, whether he found Rose to be likable.

“Michael Bertolini, you know, told us that he not only ran bets but he ran young girls for him down at spring training, ages 12 to 14,” Dowd said, referring to a Rose associate. “Isn’t that lovely. So that’s statutory rape every time you do that.”

Rose’s lawyers indicated in their filing that Dowd’s statement was not based in fact.

“Rose never did any such thing and until the Dowd accusations, no one had ever claimed he did,” Rose’s lawyers wrote in the complaint. “What Dowd attributes to Bertolini is false: Bertolini states he never told Dowd any such thing.”

— Troubled UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from Saturday’s title bout against Daniel Cormier due to a positive test for a banned substance last month, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday.

Jones, the brother of former Patriot Chandler Jones, could end up with a multi-year suspension if he is not able to clear his name.

“He’s got the chance to prove himself innocent before being called guilty,” White said at a press conference. “But if it’s true, it’s obviously super disappointing.”

Jones reportedly has failed drug tests around two of his last three scheduled bouts.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 7, 1936, who became the first Red Sox pitcher to start an All-Star Game?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I don’t see how this staff makes it to the All-Star break. If they don’t right the ship, if they don’t play four, five or six days of, ‘OK, that’s the team we were talking about a month and a half ago,’ I think there’s going to be some big shakeup. As much as I hate to say it because I love John [Farrell], he’s a dear friend, I think that there is a possibility they clean house at the All-Star break.” — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, during his Wednesday morning appearance on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane

STAT OF THE DAY: 15 — Consecutive seasons in which David Ortiz has hit 20 home runs, as he reached the mark with a two-run shot in the first inning of Wednesday’s 11-6 victory over the Rangers

‘NET RESULTS: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun races into foul territory and makes a diving catch against the Rays.

Pirates right fielder Sean Rodriguez heads back and makes a nice leaping catch against the Cardinals.

A young Tigers fan is handed a foul ball but throws it back on the field.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Lefty Grove, who took the loss in a game played at Braves Field in Boston

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Ringo Starr was born on this day in 1940.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar