Gerry, Gary and Curt talk about the Patriots second preseason game and what the QB breakdown should be between Brady and Garoppolo.

[0:05:51] ... that the one they it does not help the patriots to have Tom Brady start because what. Grapple lasted do is he has the comeback after playing next week if the bounce back he has to ...
[0:07:19] ... have to decode. No he worried about drop below are good about Tom Brady yes more real concern can handle the pressure what you were about groveling and available to be hands on the ball too ...
[0:08:17] ... never say it but if he is intention is to never play Tom Brady in the pre season games. Would you question that no I would either you know same feed down played crawl out to ...
[0:10:25] ... it went against the saints and bears which you'll live to watch college football deal called football it is. They do without pre season with a 40 public increased pre season games that they play these ...

Curt Schilling is back in studio to talk Red Sox with Gerry and Tango as the Red Sox finished up a two-game sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore

[0:00:15] ... the motivations would be IOC. Dennis and Callahan with a minute hand Curt Schilling Gerry Callahan and Gary tangling your six with seventy sevens that did not have a 93 that. Notices that the house teammates ...
[0:05:33] ... and he is able to just ignore that suits out. Have four World Series weren't Saint Louis its game for the Red Sox have a chance that sweep the cardinals and change history. And Derek close ...
[0:06:09] ... Two cent to. What you want you to win. You're pitching the World Series. Okay and that team I've never seen a team so convinced it was going to win and you guys before the Saint ...
[0:06:42] ... any disrespect but we. We were wondering whether we were in the World Series our upcoming games the question was how many gay could the cardinals beat us wants. What's because they had Woody Williams on ...

Welcome to Thursday’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 Thursday’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 Tigers, 1:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Brewers at Cubs, 2:15 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: White Sox at Indians, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Mets at Giants, 11 p.m. (MLB Network)
Little League Baseball World Series: Mid-Atlantic vs. New England, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball World Series: Mexico vs. Latin America, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball World Series: Australia vs. Europe-Africa, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball World Series: Northwest vs. Southeast, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL preseason: Eagles at Steelers, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
NFL preseason: Vikings at Seahawks, 10 p.m. (NFL Network)
Olympics: Women’s volleyball semifinals, United States vs. Serbia, noon (NBC)
Olympics: Women’s basketball semifinals, United States vs. France, 6 p.m. (NBCSN)
Olympics: Track and field, 8 p.m. (NBC)


— Authorities in Rio de Janeiro continued their aggressive stance with the four U.S. swimmers who claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint Sunday while riding back to the Olympic village in a taxi, pulling two of them off a plane Wednesday evening and ordering them to provide testimony before they can leave the country.

According to ESPN, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz declined to speak with investigators upon advice from counsel, although the U.S. Olympic Committee released a statement saying the pair would “continue their discussions about the incident on Thursday.”

Ryan Lochte, who has been the only one of the four to go public with his accusations, told NBC that he has already returned to the United States as originally scheduled. Although Lochte previously interviewed with authorities, a Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered his passport be held as well — a ruling that appeared to come too late.

The fourth swimmer, Jimmy Feigen, remained in Rio, telling USA Today Sports he was “just trying to give local authorities what they need or what they want and get out of here.”

“It’s a hassle,” Feigen said. “But I’m safe. Everything’s fine. Until this goes in a direction where I can see it, I can’t comment.”

Lochte’s attorney criticized Brazilian authorities for their handling of the incident.

“My opinion is they are trying to use Ryan’s situation to use as a scapegoat to show that things down there are not as bad as it looks,” Jeff Ostrow told ESPN. “These types of things have happened with other people … but they don’t take half the interest they do with Ryan.”

— Meanwhile, the British track and field team discouraged its athletes from leaving the Olympic village after a British Olympic Association member reportedly was robbed at gunpoint during a night out in Rio.

Via The Guardian, an email to athletes Wednesday warned that “following a significant security incident overnight” the team is expected to follow some guidelines, including not wearing team apparel and not returning home in a taxi.

“Rio is NOT a safe environment, and the level of crime has spiked in the last few days,” the email read, adding: “Taxis cannot be considered safe late at night. If you are planning on going out after dark and have no way of returning other than via taxi, do not go out.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 18, 1967, Red Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro suffered a devastating injury when he was hit in the face by a fastball from which Angels pitcher?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It was an awesome hour.” — Tianna Bartoletta, after her gold medal in the long jump started a run of six medals for American track and field athletes Wednesday night, including a first-ever sweep of the 100-meter hurdles

STAT OF THE DAY: — 4-2 — The Red Sox’ record at Camden Yards this season — where the Orioles are a league-best 39-19 — following Boston’s 8-1 victory Wednesday

‘NET RESULTS: Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson fires his bat in the dugout after striking out, which leads to a confrontation with manager John Gibbons.

Padres left fielder Ryan Schimpf hits the turf for an impressive catch against the Rays.

As Kevin Kiermaier warms up by swinging a weighted bat, Rays teammate Nick Franklin leans over behind him and gets hit in the head, leading to his early departure from the game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jack Hamilton

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Johnny Preston, who died in 2011, was born on this day in 1939.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We check in with John Farrell the manager of the Sox to get his weekly update on Papelbon, the retooled lineup, and MOOKIE!
We check in with John Farrell the manager of the Sox to get his weekly update on Papelbon, the retooled lineup, and MOOKIE!

[0:00:00] ... I've talked to the manager of the Boston Red Sox are weekly conversation with John Ferrell is brought to you by our belly insurance. And by North Shore bank and he joins us right now from Baltimore hey John howry. Through our starters I'm doing great thank you you know where I'm gonna start you said yesterday to the media you had had conversations with Jonathan Papelbon. We have any news to break right now. No there isn't. And has emerged scenario becomes serious look or you don't got ...
[0:01:17] ... you know. Is that that's pretty much the extent of the. If Jonathan Papelbon wanted to have. Come back to the Red Sox what would he bring to your bullpen. Obviously there is an accomplished guy ...
[0:05:02] ... are raking. Hit a early part of last year it look like David Ortiz might never get a hit against the lefty again. He crushed another one awful lefty on Monday and it seems like. He's ...
[0:09:30] ... manager John Ferrell joining us from Baltimore. Now he didn't break any Jonathan Papelbon news. Ball boy it was his phone Baas and a lot in the background. During the entire time he was on whether us. I'm just gonna take that as a sign that there's stuff going on dynamic. As a goal. 6177797937. Is telephone number a text line is 37937. On no word on Papelbon. Still waiting to see whether or not he's gonna come back to the Boston Red Sox when it's clear the Red Sox. Have interest. The Chicago Cubs of report out of Chicago said that they are absolutely interested ...

We discuss the Bruins among the finalists for the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes.
We discuss the Bruins among the finalists for the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes.

[0:15:54] ... Claude Julian. But it doesn't mean that they don't in a stick Patrice Bergeron on the phone owner Zdeno Chara whoever David Backus said that when he was looking at where to assign. That it was phone calls from Bergeron and martian. ...
[0:17:46] ... it's what your coach on a spot but I imagine if I'm Claude Julien it's like. Fine put me on that spot and if he feels will will figure it out if he struggles. You know ...
[0:25:32] ... egregious. Time you know that's the position where you had you know Nathan Horton here is that big body who helped protect great cheek. It's it's certainly you know it is it helps crate she is ...

It's down to the Cubs and Sox, so is bringing back Pap to Boston a good idea? We discuss it.
It's down to the Cubs and Sox, so is bringing back Pap to Boston a good idea? We discuss it.

[0:00:12] ... studio and says excuse me Jerry but would you mind signing your new book forming. That wasn't bad enough. Now while I'm doing trending now and you know like making money for the company. Our boss ...
[0:09:48] ... time the player didn't get it done. And you know this whole Jonathan Papelbon discussion. My case and was on the midday show earlier on said they're just waiting to hear from him John Ferrell will ...
[0:10:56] ... I kid you not that was the first call that. It was Jonathan Papelbon now that was the chicken and beer season and he had a couple blown saves down the stretch like I don't take ...
[0:15:01] ... the point I made yesterday when we talked about this is what Jonathan Papelbon be better than Junichi tiznow. Would Jonathan Papelbon be better than Fernando bought if the answer is yes in either case. You'll. And another thing that's harder to quantify it ...