The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

[0:03:35] ... biggest movies and it was great in Nam. Was a movie with Kevin Bacon. -- -- Murder in the first Narnia excellent -- good killers that's type -- films. I've seen a -- the other night 26 movies that's so I mean you know. -- over his blast at Hollywood pretty perceives a double standard. Asserting that Bill Maher and Jon Stewart get a with politically correct humor while others like Mel Gibson Alec Baldwin can not. Profanity -- state mr. included an interview in the August issue of Playboy. Smoke at most explosive -- interview includes attacks on Mark Stuart in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi owners declaration of political correctness is crap. Well sizzle reflect called Nancy Pelosi east seaboard. And I'll go one better and I think useless -- I can't really say that the Bill Maher drug store can't nobody's gonna stop working because of -- market call some of the nicest word now know get the short ...
[0:06:17] ... that fairness it's -- -- just fine. He also expressed sympathy for Mel Gibson who declared 2006 the ball being arrested a quote Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Gets later apologized but Altman says Mel Gibson is in the town it's run -- issues. We said the wrong thing because exactly bitten the hand I guess suspension doesn't need to feed him anymore but he's got enough dough he's like an outcast leopard you know. I don't know about Mel got drunk it's have a few things we've all said those things. Were all bleeping hypocrites that's I think about the policeman arrests -- is never used the word and where that liking Jew I'm being brutally honest Gerald said it's hypocrisy -- decrease. Gary Oldman playing the bad guy and you will -- might as -- what it originally. He he got out the only -- cast ...




The guys discussed Ortiz being awarded a hit by Bob Ellis.

[0:00:42] ... in the press box. Last Wednesday ruled the Davids. Ball hit to Joe Mauer was an error not a hit. Has waned this morning when we come to find out. That upon further review official score Bob Ellis decided. Credit Ortiz with a single off the glow -- mark -- Major League Baseball reviews. Eight in a preemptive strike. Peace -- what on second thought I think was hit for David Ortiz is. He got the squeeze out as the Red Sox took breeze on his heart out. I used I used to think ...
[0:04:43] ... you wouldn't reader here and -- be no big deal because it's David Ortiz. Bob Ellis was indeed. Ostracized in my opinion and pressured and when he changed his mind. They all the plot that could he did the right thing. The answer to the following questions. Is pretty simple if you think about it and they are as follows. Why does David Ortiz get a contract extension any time and every time he wants one. Why is David Ortiz. Interrupting managers press conferences to bitch at -- Why is David Ortiz. Pointing at the press blocks in the seventh inning of a game. And giving the thumbs down to an official score. Why is David Ortiz able to whine a -- a score keepers decision why is David Ortiz able to destroy a folder with a bat. Almost having Dustin Pedroia be a victim of collateral damage why. Because he can't exactly because he is able to and because there are no consequences. To any of that because David has earned such -- -- in this town with these fans. With the media members and with the Red Sox organization the -- They wouldn't have won three World Series if not for David Ortiz so act like a bulwark. Barbara of Fargo on Saturday to mossy yesterday and they're both telling me that -- -- Red ...
[0:07:42] ... game it's a neck Arafat who writes every game in defense of David Ortiz. He says quote it's -- this is a Red Sox team anonymous teammate you can try to figure out what is. It's ...
[0:08:23] ... world again explain this one to me would David says. This is David Ortiz in the to Mexico. He says. At the end of the day our job is based on results I sit down and ...






The guys opened the show discussing the World Cup and the Celtics draft plans entering Thursday.
The guys opened the show discussing the World Cup and the Celtics draft plans entering Thursday.

[0:05:15] ... don't let's early and welcoming early. And and that there really and Carmelo Anthony NBA draft picks a backseat to Chile vs benevolence and this guy. If you're watching Michael block brings it. Speaking English. And ...
[0:11:56] ... is. We up proper Kevin -- probably not coming here right. Sullivan Carmelo Anthony probably not come and I don't think LeBron James coming here I'll fix -- is leaving and we're talking about another. Year of panic. And if what Chad Ford says is true you'll look at the Boston Celtics who draft choices and not see them. For a minimum I have a year probably in the case of number seventeen that ...
[0:19:04] ... clips on -- to -- on board. Right -- we also rate Flip Saunders. Need. To get this done by Thursday -- it used to before the deadline Bret let's find a February. Knock that happens there's not like an Atlantic somebody did the stories -- all the big trades and rarely does it happen in the days. -- the draft including Kevin Garnett chipped -- at the end of July happened at the end of the month. After the draft in only draft the green trade -- rail and then. Men in heist. Kevin Garnett to come here so it's still for him and has this deadline is draft day deadline has nothing new and. 6177797937. -- ...





Gregg gives his take on who has the right to talk about soccer during the World Cup.

[0:05:43] ... power and light district. To those people they all go to like Chicago fire games and University of Illinois soccer games -- do you think there's a difference between World Cup big event fans and soccer ...
[0:09:34] ... it. You're trying to tell me who World Cup would equal the World Series where little neutral neutral guys -- you compare the two of them we want America where I'm OK with. Look at that every four years with this sport OK -- that. It will into a Tiki Barber cried through the giants -- -- more rocket that the World Cup American culture that. Soccer club soccer fan Greg Doyle -- ...
[0:10:21] ... life out of country you know like three million dollars in mutual. Costa Rica has what 3000004 I don't know people. Does that seem like a fair -- no does not does -- where I'm. With ...





In Monday’€™s edition of Three for all€ on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Merloni’€™s interesting message from the Far East, as well as Fauria’€™s spat with a coach at youth flag-football tournament.

(To listen to audio of the segment, click here.)

Merloni received an autograph request in the mail from Japan — 14 years after playing for the Yokohama BayStars in 2000.

“He sent me a baseball card,”€ Merloni said. “He said it was regrettable unfortunately, because I didn’t have good numbers out in Japan. … However, he does admit that there was some mysterious judgment on that team and maybe I should’ve played more. … He’€™s concerned, because he feels that I don’€™t have a good mindset or memories of Japan, which is not true. … I loved it out there. The baseball was an absolute mess, but I loved living out there.”

Merloni his playing in Japan was similar to how it was depicted in the 1992 Tom Selleck movie “Mr. Baseball,” noting that he had to get used to the differences.

“We didn’t necessarily have showers, we had stools,” Merloni said of the locker rooms. “So we sat in little wooden stools about a foot high and we had a mirror in front of you and you’€™d had a little hand-wash thing … And they gave you a little facecloth for a towel, so it was funny.”

Said Benz: “€œMaybe I have body issues. I would hate to have a mirror in front of me while I shower. I would not want to look at myself while I was showering.”

– Over the weekend Fauria coached a team in the North Shore Flag Football Tournament, which is comprised of teams of 12-year-old players. Fauria’€™s team beat one opponent handily, and the large margin of defeat, coupled with Fauria subbing in players at different positions, apparently rubbed the opposing coach the wrong way.

“€œGoing through the line [for handshakes after the game,] the coach — a short, squatty, jacked-up little dude — is knuckling up all the kids. Not high-fiving them. … Then he gets to me, I’€™m obviously not really ready for it, he knuckles me. I’€™m like, ‘€˜Woah, woah! Hey, come back here, what are you doing? Why are you so angry? I got beat by 25 points in the first game we played, why are you so angry?’€™ He doesn’t say anything. He keeps walking.”

Added Fauria: “He didn’t say anything, he didn’t respond to me. Next thing you know, one of the other guys that is running the place is chasing after him. … I usually am not coaching my kids because of times like this. I don’€™t want to be that coach. I am that coach. I am mad at this guy. … There’€™s really no moral to the story. We ended up winning the whole thing for our age group, so that’€™s a plus.”

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Jeremy Schaap joined the show from Brazil on USA vs. Portugal.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the USA's failure to close out Portugal.