Erin Andrews was promoted on Fox Sports, which lead to a discussion of who our favorite sideline reporters are.

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[0:05:02] ... anymore. Obama picked Scarlett seemed more more -- because of the baseball World Series beard and you know I just on an air strike yet they're trying to kind of just go off script and just ...
[0:07:06] ... this list -- notes there I didn't related Doris Burke here's your college basketball. College MBA MBA yeah she does it all. Amaechi is she is outstanding courses prior yes just -- the ball -- to ...
[0:08:23] ... no 1 o'clock hour also some off follow up news of the LeBron James controversy is already reaching the Kevin Durant. The Celtics involved. -- -- -- -- ...






Buster Olney joined the show to talk about yesterday's All-Star Game and he thinks people are placing too much importance on the result, and that it should go back to being strictly for fun. Also, as the Red Sox enter the second half of the season, they should focus on winning games and not think about being buyers or sellers.

[0:00:14] ... take him what is your assessment about what happened last night with Adam Wainwright and group appears to Derek -- start the game. And I felt bad for a first of Adam Wainwright is one of the really great people on the sport he's on it -- -- it. I needed to what he originally ...
[0:01:13] ... Mike Messina. That would them to gather all star game cal Ripken Chan Ho Park. You know he could make an argument -- that the pitchers group to -- there. It happens a lot more than maybe ...
[0:03:35] ... that it did anything more than an exhibition. And that -- like Adam Wainwright who was essentially trying to keep up Derek Jeter. -- -- doesn't have to backtrack. Are talking a -- only buster so dirtier got on her a lot and his name was spoken a lot. Last night. But two guys that there were not mentioned where Don Zimmer and Tony could win. Both guys who are not with this anymore do you think Major League Baseball miss an opportunity to ...
[0:11:00] ... did just that you see him ending up anywhere -- is this AJ Pierzynski Alfonso Soriano sort of just going off into the sunset. Yeah I think so -- -- you know Enrique Soriano. I know ...






Adam Wainwright admitted (and then recanted) to throwing a few meatballs Derek Jeter's way in his last ASG appearance. MFB also discuss the home-field advantage gained from winning the ASG.
Former Red Sox shortstop, and current ESPN analyst, Nomar Garciaparra, calls MFB to talk about Derek Jeter's final All-Star game and the reception he's likely to receive. Tim and Lou also ask about the notion that participating in a HR Derby can negatively affect a hitter's swing. Nomar also thinks that, someday, David Ortiz will have a farewell tour similar to Jeter's.
Rory McIlroy upgrades his girlfriend. Target Field introduced the Self-Serve beer machine, charging 40 cents per ounce. Rob Bradford interviews January Jones of "Mad Men."

[0:07:32] ... the decision to brilliant if you don't well Brian and time that Grady Sizemore performing on the field let me ask you ran in -- and saw what you -- -- -- -- -- -- Bring ...
[0:08:30] ... make a move. But right now everyone's praising Dan Duquette. For signing Nelson Cruz. Based on that analysis you can give many credit he should give all the credit Nelson Cruz -- -- -- so we're not gonna give it and I've got to judge GM's then is that what with that right ...
[0:09:24] ... and it worked out they went from last place to winning a World Series. Any gonna give -- But they don't based on performance of players then maybe these at least he's consistent argument that. Yeah ...
[0:10:02] ... this all morning Nomar Garciaparra is gonna join us to talk about Derek Jeter's last all star game. When you talk about Derrick here in the 1 o'clock hour we will do so with Nomar the ...






An abysmal first half yields abysmal grades. Specifically, Ben Cherington looks really bad after a slew of swings-and-misses. The callers came to his defense.
Erin Andrews willn replace Pam Oliver on the sidelines for Fox broadcasts and be paired with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Also, Tim and Lou discuss the repetitive nature of the HR Derby and wonder if Chris Berman could be replaced. Also, a hot microphone caught Berman and Kruk begrudgingly standing up for cancer.

[0:05:42] ... another guy give anybody give you -- that guide the play that's Adam Everett's spine -- change it up. Mean how many times can you back back back back back while that balls gone. Oh well ...
[0:09:12] ... to light right biggest sort of a lot of them winning the World Series I mean I think you can yeah I think -- up. What do I believe them well I -- I anonymous not I. I really do do you believe do you believe that it -- that impact all on him or easy just trying to say nice things and and played in the situation I'll wait. Couldn't hurt could. Yes -- -- Metheny. Adam Wainwright. Has the best numbers. Lately it's fourteen starts Wainwright has a better numbers seem real yet and there's another angle -- this. He puts his own guy on the -- say hey -- one thing I'll start you but you know you -- -- eighty mile an hour fastball and her Jeter's first and then I -- breaking -- -- curve ball -- pocket right there's nothing but fastballs that -- shot afterwards to strike out the five guys in -- -- -- -- -- -- but I'm just saying you know. Adam Wainwright is twelve and 4183. ERA. 183. So it is is it's up and it -- that Kershaw nobody's got a numbers better than -- -- -- an -- lower than that. Heidi it's an easy decision is that at a -- in attended a result amenities -- I thought about the Comcast. Tangling. -- we know about Lester. Not start caused the -- Eight we want the World Series last year he was outstanding as dominant an exhibit very good first half. -- the deserves a start I go Felix maybe even go to Cashmere next. Felix is eleven and two with a two won the irony I mean. The numbers -- there. -- to start your boy -- people understand. But it -- the stock. 6177797937. When we come back 25 minutes of uninterrupted sports talk next featuring blues take on LeBron James has one big thing that didn't happen. While Lou is gonna get that next does not -- seven W via. ...




Jon Lester spoke to the media yesterday and fielded many questions regarding his contract talks, or lack thereof. He re-iterated that a deadline for negotiations was set on opening day, and that no talks will continue during season, because a team in last place doesn't need the distraction.

[0:00:20] ... But really say how much has changed when we're still talking about Jon Lester contract -- It's good thing about it is businesses you can take a couple days off. If you do it the right ...
[0:01:10] ... you know we brought up negotiations that does a sticking point oh Stephen Drew or no -- the offseason I don't think that that was something that a lot of teams look at -- better include this. -- that are being. Immense -- Maloney Christian Fauria now is off will be all reunited again tomorrow for the first time in awhile when Christian comes back but. I was joking before the Jon Lester contract negotiations very much at the forefront. Of what we're talking about today or lack of negotiations might be the better way to phrase it and this is a topic that has. Burned out Christian and ever time I bring up Jon Lester situation -- the size size that. It's pretty important I think part of the reason he keeps coming up Lou is there's ...
[0:02:52] ... mid level free agent that is hoping that you know just Democrat Cody Ross. A couple of years back Cody Ross right there's an opportunity to trade and they did not get the off -- these are Red Sox. Probably other trade in the country and they'll probably call him mid level kind of guy that ever happened over the money the money really was near a deal wasn't there with cases Jon Lester. The minute free agency opens. He's going to call some from everybody right away brits -- to be one of a dozen ...
[0:08:49] ... just people rode that -- special Milwaukee that one year in 2300. Jon Lester they're -- already -- fifteen under. So there's a big difference on the -- a parable thirty years -- back -- inning ...






Tim and Christian take a spin around the AFC East as they ready for the NFL season. MFB talk with Bob Wischusen, the voice of the Jets Play-by-Play for ESPN New York; Joe Buscaglia, WGR Bills beat reporter; Dave Hyde, Dolphins beat reporter for the Sun-Sentinel; and Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.com.

[0:00:04] ... Final -- -- with NFC -- -- Christian Fauria at the -- back with us tomorrow. Chris has been dying to get some football talk which we have done throughout showed ...
[0:08:29] ... sentinel. The reporter for the Miami Dolphins all of us right now Christian Fauria meets in -- Mike -- coming up -- second -- pats but. Dave what about the dolphins how'd they bounce back this ...
[0:12:28] ... sum things up as we go across the AFC's beaten -- And Christian Fauria appreciate you called up and out all right so we just talked about it the biggest threat allegedly. Coming into this season ...
[0:18:13] ... boston.com. -- any reason for patriots fans to hold out optimism that Andre Johnson could be a patriot before the start of the season. Brought him I I don't think we can always dream right I ...






The New York Daily News is reporting that the NFL is under investigation for the rampant use and abuse of pain-killers in NFL locker rooms. Christian talks about his experiences in Seattle when he entered the league in 1995, and how easy it was to get anything you wanted.