The Boston Globe's Ben Volin fired off a few angry Tuesday morning tweets after listening to the D&C Monday interview with Jimmy Garoppolo. Meter, Tanguay and Mut respond.
Gary Tanguay says good morning to America and reads the news headlines of Tuesday as Mut and Meter chime in.

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WTVRA pet monkey got loose in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Lancaster, Ohio Sunday night after apparently escaping from a recreational vehicle.

Video taken by Richelle Stewart shows a store employee trying to corral the diaper-wearing primate near the shopping cart return area.

When the man gets close, however, the monkey can be seen jumping from the metal railing and grabbing him by the arm and clothing. A woman runs up to the employee yelling, “Let him go, let him go, let him go! If he bites you, they will put him down.”

The woman grabs the monkey by the hand and walks to an RV parked in the lot.

There is no greater champion of the working person than me. So it’s a rare day that I ever take the side of a woman who shares an RV with a diaper-wearing monkey over a retail worker. But in this case, I’m with Crazy Monkey Lady.

No good can ever come from a Wal-Mart employee trying to corral a monkey in a diaper. That situation has ended in disaster every time it’s been tried. A retail worker’s authority extends only as far as the shopping carts and no further. They’re not there to save the world. They’re not there to rescue lost apes. And they are not there to protect customers in the parking lot from getting their faces ripped off by some vicious, rabid primate. Just take care of your carts, and leave the monkey wrangling to the professionals.

Particularly now, in the wake of the Harambe tragedy, with inter-species tensions at an all time high and the Ape Uprising about to begin at any moment, we don’t need our Wal-Mart workers trying to be heroes. I don’t often say this, but for once the lunatic hillbilly lady who owns a monkey is right.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Tanguay, Meter and Mut discuss the topics of recent Red Sox negativity -- including John Farrell's job status -- in new light of four straight wins.

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Tanguay, Mut and Meterparel go just thirty minutes into the show before Kirk Minihane tweets from vacation about how bad the show is.

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Gary Tanguay battles with Mike Mutnansky and Jon Meterparel - 'The Replacement Hosts' - over the value of the Pats losing Gronk for the long-term if his Monday injury is anything serious.

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Vance Walker

Vance Walker

One of the key cogs of the Broncos’ vaunted defense likely will be watching from the sidelines this year.

Defensive end Vance Walker is expected to miss the season after tearing his right ACL in practice Monday. He was carted off the field during 9-on-7 drills, unable to put weight on his right leg.

Walker, who tallied 33 total tackles and two sacks for the defending Super Bowl champions last season, was expected to become a starter after Malik Jackson left for Jacksonville in free agency.

“We think the world of Vance and he was having a great camp,” Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said (via a story on the team’s website). “We’ll support him through his recovery, and he’ll come back stronger than ever.”

The Broncos will look to replace Walker, 29, with new acquisitions Jared Crick or Billy Winn, or perhaps Kubiak will give rookie Adam Gostis some first-team reps as the season draws closer.

Walker was not the only defensive lineman to pick up an injury Monday, as Saints first-round draft pick Sheldon Rankins was diagnosed with a broken fibula after being carted off from practice. He was injured during a goal-line drill.

Rankins will undergo more tests but likely will need surgery. Fractured fibulas typically sideline athletes for about six weeks.

“Obviously you never want to see a player go down,” Saints coach Sean Payton said (via “Hopefully the news is good.”

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Louisville product was drafted 12th overall after recording 58 total tackles and six sacks his senior year. He was one of many defensive acquisitions the Saints made this offseason to try to improve a defense that has been one of the worst in the NFL the past two seasons.

“You’re going to face adversity throughout the season and nobody knows when and in what form it’s going to happen,” defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said. “But if that’s the case, it’s next man up — next guy’s got to step up, rise up and play to that same level. So that’s our mindset.”

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier


USA TodayThe NFL will suspend indefinitely the four active players at the center of the league’s performance-enhancing drug probe if they don’t provide interviews to the league by Aug. 25.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they haven’t cooperated. ….

The suspensions would be for conduct detrimental, and … NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “will determine whether and when the suspension should be lifted.” …

The NFL announced in July that it had closed its separate investigation into former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Mike Neal and anyone else affected by these grotesque bully tactics by the NFL and Roger Goodell, on behalf of everyone in New England, I just want you to know we feel your pain.

And offer you every bit as much sympathy, support and compassion as you gave to us. In fact, you can double it. Quintuple it. Multiply it by a factor of infinity. Because zero times anything is still zero.

Congratulations. You reap what you sew, and you are about to harvest a bumper crop. People around the NFL didn’t object when the Patriots and Tom Brady were getting railroaded. On the contrary. They sat in the stands, painted their faces with the NFL logo, put “Goodell is #1″ foam fingers on their hands and cheered on the witch hunt.

When the people of New England took to the Internet to decry what was going on, all we heard was how Brady got caught. He should have cooperated. The only reason he wouldn’t hand over his phone was because he had something to hide. An innocent man would just come clean. And the Patriots should just suck it up and take the punishment like men. Besides, they kept arguing, the commissioner has the power to do what he wants. Article 46, after all.

Well, now that the “conduct detrimental” rule is being pounded up your “integrity” with the jackhammer of “cooperation,” how does it feel? You might not have created this beast, but you sure as hell encouraged him. So don’t come looking to us for empathy.

Even knowing that the NFL quickly cleared Peyton Manning, who, faced with the exact same allegations, assembled a team of operatives to handle the situation, right down to the hired goons who went to the accuser’s parents’ house posing as cops to intimidate them into silence. Manning immediately got a free pass, while your guys are facing suspensions. Now that this particular problem is biting you in the ass, all we can say is, “Welcome to the club.”

It’s like the old saying goes: First they came for the Patriots, and I did not speak out — for I was not a Patriots fan. Then they came for Tom Brady, and I did not speak out — for I did not root for Tom Brady. And by the time they came for my linebacker, there was no one left to speak for me.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
Soccer: Champions League, BSC Young Boys vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Champions League, Dinamo Zagreb vs. Salzburg, 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
Soccer: Champions League, Steaua Bucuresti vs. Manchester City, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Olympics: Track and field, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)


Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling

— A week after indicating he was considering entering politics, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said in an interview on WRKO radio that he might target Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate seat.

“I’ve thought about it, and I think one of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics. I think she’s a nightmare,” the conservative Schilling told host Jeff Kuhner. “The left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, which Lord knows we don’t even need the first one.

“She’s a woman who has clearly and comfortably milked the system to her advantage and then, much like Hillary, is going to stand up on the highest surface and talk about people being oppressed and poverty and how she wants them to be helped. We all know that the liberal agenda is to keep poverty-stricken people in poverty because they need to rely on a government full of liberals.”

Like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom he supports, the outspoken Schilling took a shot at the media for what he says is clear bias.

“It’s turned surreal, that’s the only way I can describe it, in that the liberal media is actively and not quietly advocating for Hillary Clinton,” said Schilling, who was fired from ESPN earlier this year after his conservative rants on social media despite a warning to all ESPN employees to avoid political commentary. “That once-sacred group of people who would do what they could do to the very best of their ability to be objective have thrown in the towel and basically they’re saying, ‘Listen, we’ll do anything we can do.’ And I think they’re doing it because I think finally we’re realizing that the left and the right are both bad.”

Schilling, who discussed his political ambitions last Wednesday during his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane, said that his political future ultimately will be determined after he consults with his wife.

“At the end of the day, it comes down to a conversation with the boss. And the boss of my house, like most men, is my wife, Shonda,” he said. “If my family wasn’t comfortable and OK with it, then it would never happen. But it’s certainly something, if I was going to run, my first path, that would be the target.”

— Following a report Sunday that the Marlins were considering reaching out to Alex Rodriguez as a replacement for the injured Giancarlo Stanton, Rodriguez’s publicist released a statement saying the 41-year-old will not play again this season.

Rodriguez, released Saturday by the Yankees but still collecting the remaining $27 million due on his contract through next season, has said he would be comfortable returning to his home in Miami and pending time with his family.

Said spokesman Ron Berkowitz: “I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season. It’s not happening. Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it felt like Rodriguez was done after Friday’s emotional sendoff at Yankee Stadium, but he didn’t rule out seeing him back on the field.

“I was under the impression, somewhat, that it would be the end for the season,” Girardi said Monday. “But opportunities arise for people in life that you can’t predict. There’s been some situations down there where [the Marlins] have had some injuries, and maybe they felt that he could help. And I don’t say this in a bad way, but nothing that Alex does should ever surprise us.”

Rodriguez, who could be signed for a prorated share of the major league minimum of $507,500, is four home runs shy of 700.

— The Egyptian judoka who refused to shake hands with an Israeli competitor after their bout was reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympic Games, according to International Olympic Committee officials.

Islam El Shehaby, a Salafi Muslim, competed against eventual bronze medalist Or Sasson despite being pressured by other conservatives in his home country to withdraw rather than share the mat with an Israeli. After losing the first-round heavyweight bout, El Shehaby backed away from Sasson’s outstretched hand and shook his head. Called back to the mat by the match official and requested to bow as per the sport’s custom, El Shehaby instead gave a quick nod and left to a chorus of boos.

The IOC said El Shehaby’s conduct “was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.”

The Egyptian Olympic Committee “strongly condemned” its judoka’s actions and sent him home, the IOC announced.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 16, 1978, which Red Sox pitcher won his 200th career game, outdueling Angels ace Nolan Ryan for a 4-2 victory?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We apologize for the irresponsible music selection during our game [Sunday] night. The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue.” — The Cubs, after the Prodigy song “Smack My Bitch Up” was played over the loudspeakers after an appearance by closer Aroldis Chapman, who was suspended at the start of this season under baseball domestic violence policy

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 — Home runs for David Ortiz in three games this season at Progressive Field, as the Red Sox designated hitter hit one out in Monday’s 3-2 victory over the Indians after homering in each of the first two games the Sox played in Cleveland in April

‘NET RESULTS: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence trips on the bullpen mound in foul territory but still catches a popup while lying on his back for an out against the Pirates.

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre picks up a broom to defend himself against two teammates who try to douse him with Powerade after he hit a grand slam to fuel Monday’s win over the Athletics.

After Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck dons a uniform to take part in a one-on-one drill with walk-on linebacker Kasey Carson, Sylvester Stallone appears on video to announce that Carson will be awarded a scholarship.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Golden Earring lead singer Barry Hay was born on this day in 1948.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar