Hour 1: Gerry is back in with Kirk and Mut recapping the Celtics' near impossible Game 3 victory in Cleveland. Mut picked the Preakness winner.

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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
 San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Golden State at San Antonio, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— David Ortiz stole the show at Boston University’s graduation on Sunday and all he said was “Thank you very much.”

Ortiz received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letter from the university in front of more than 20,000 people at Nickerson Field.

BU president Dr. Robert A. Brown introduced Ortiz by highlighting his career stats, his leadership, charitable endeavors and speech after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

The crowd chanted “speech!” as Ortiz accepted his degree but Ortiz only said those four words when he took the mic and then returned to his seat.          

— After the loss to the Celtics Sunday night, LeBron James called out a Cleveland radio host for asking him about his subpar performance.

Kenny Roda asked James if it was the Celtics’ defense “or just not feeling or what?” that led to his bad game and James took issue with it.

“I was just pretty poor,” James said. “What do you want me to say? It seems like you only ask questions when we lose. It’s a weird thing with you, Kenny, you always come around when we lose, I swear.”

Roda then followed-up on what James said with these “for the record” clarification tweets:

LeBron also glanced at Roda as he left the press conference:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Coming in, I just kept telling myself, you have nothing to lose, just go out there and play.” — Marcus Smart, on his career performance Sunday night in the Celtics’ 111-108 win over the Cavaliers

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Lucy Burdge
Gerry discusses the recent passing of his mother, Irene Callahan.

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[0:02:08] ... was another 4045 people up and I don't know. Where they. Modern medical science is too damn good right now because people are living. Tonight living there just existing wasn't life she didn't have a life ...
[0:05:48] ... time a really Smart she pulled the limit their Pullman prevalent prison Christmas Eve. I go outside help them and stuff then and how can my mother on the car to a so mixes and turn ...
[0:06:36] ... is he knows the president know. And the pieces. We Dougal and elementary school back and and what was your dog's name when your kid. She knew everything it was freaky she looked at me wasn't ...






A rare Sunday appearance for the Mut man who is riding high off his Preakness prediction and he gets into the struggles of the Sox and Celts. He talks about why it's time to get Farrell out of town and how demoralized the Celtics look as they head into Cleveland. Mut also gets into the Isaiah injury and one dumb thing written about each team.

[0:08:36] ... receive that's what this guy has to keep the job. That's why John Farrell asked to manage over or use the bench coach in this case Gary geese are Sina. Who has managerial experience. He's on ...
[0:09:32] ... the calls we take a Red Sox for you or not defending John Farrell. The tweets I read that response IC from people not in the media. Are mostly anti John Ferrell. Not the manager. Shall ...
[0:13:00] ... know we're gonna fight about this but it's impossible to conclude that Isiah Thomas the Celtics have not quit. This came on the heels I guess it would be about twenty hours yesterday would have been in a late yesterday after you when he got the news. Hip issue for. Our Isiah Thomas. Out for the rest of the postseason. And is going to be reevaluate and I guess read in the Celtics statements today. ...
[0:15:47] ... for. Toward you don't uses quit. You can't use that or about Isiah Thomas specifically. As far as the Celtics go opt out of the gate quick dip I like ass. In these two games. I ...






The boys get into Gisele's interview with Charlie Rose in which she claimed that Brady has had concussions during his career and had one last season. What do we make of this claim and does that make you question Brady's desire to play for five or so more years? It's funny how Pats fans automatically assume she was wrong.

[0:00:20] ... to 2013. Yup. My first real year on the beat is traveling beat writer you would give me your credit card. You see here go get me five hour energy and I would go down the ...
[0:02:18] ... to the official. And I felt diagnosis procedures right but doesn't mean Tom Brady didn't have. I think acknowledges allegedly doled out eight and I think we would both be shocked if Tom Brady hasn't had. In total. It's it's just and the first thing I thought of when this came out wise. All right you guys you want Tom Brady play in a 45. Or may be beyond. Because he eats the Cahill he takes could carry himself and he's pliable you ...
[0:07:24] ... more people out there that you would think who thought exactly that Tom Brady can't possibly African confident. He takes to get Kara homes are too many people think cigar walks on water in general but ...
[0:08:31] ... what we have more than one or two or three. When Troy Troy Aikman had a bunch of concussions when he was like it's actually want you get out of the game. But Tom Brady I don't know how many concussions he's had this assume that he's had a few but he's I can navigate you want to play five more years. If you switch in the game right now I have to think that he wouldn't have some level of damage from from concussions throughout his career to this point. Yeah absolutely no but that's the dangerous thing because people think that could be possible Tom Brady because it's if you don't really think yeah I absolutely believe that. I have fully believe that peace that he has suffered a whole thing he just as any other thought is that it's the whole thing. About now a little bit different because CT is much more serious than a dislocated shoulder but. Would Tom Brady have been able to wasn't able to get through this year as healthy productive as he did. Because of how well he ...






Bradfo gives us what we came here for ... the three Boston Media stars of the week and the winner of the Giardi cup.

[0:01:48] ... that would be the big group of Kyle Draper. Probably prove it. Brian Scalabrine was one of those guys are democracy which wine. Is he beat writer for the Boston Celtics. Celebrating the the Celtics getting ...
[0:05:10] ... what was dubious take away when you saw the answer anything. The Bobby Jones and body found rude. Little or which got the idea that X or is that not the no debate anyway sure there's ...
[0:06:52] ... that he went and media stars week four days. To undertake and Isiah Thomas and the Celtics where. Were. Not putting good effort that came out that is it was. That would be a hot tin. Yeah I don't like and I'll falsely accused of politics. If you buy buy one if you do them your gonna be but I'm not I don't to OK but I takes are based in reason logic. Yeah it'll take us that I loved it. With cared anyway suggesting that Gisele mentioning Tom Brady's concussion with Brazil's way or try to get Brady out of football that was. I take and it was really well it ...





On the heels of Dr. Hanmer's call, the guys talk about why some guys choose surgery and some guys don't. This leads to a discussion about David Price and if Boston will regret not electing for him to have surgery right away. Rob and Evan also get into the Red Sox pitching staff and the bullpen and if they have enough arms to get through this rut.
Dr. Hanmer joins Rob and Evan with all the info on Isaiah's hip injury, the prognosis, and the plan for recovery.

[0:00:22] ... Bradford shelf unfortunately my Jerry and I hear equally as unfortunate as Adam Everett relished the feel again. I haven't CRV grassland drills. Stuttering through from its peak time. You've been elegant wrestler bear from like what I yardage and oh pinky yes exactly. You via Yahoo! and Google will prove what this yeah it's hard hit one might. Well again we'll have a valid then we'll get to that a little later on so right now we have to get to. Someone who knows exactly what we're dealing with or pretty a pretty good idea what was dealing with a live Isiah thomas' injury. That is doctor Al Hamer of Newton Wellesley orthopedic associates. Doctor thank you so much for coming on because I'm so sick of trying to listen evident here tell me that this is no big deal for Isiah Thomas. And and under or try to I'm gonna try to pronounce this what exactly Isiah Thomas has. And you tell me how many times I'd mess up and in doing this. So first well welcome thanks for coming ...
[0:02:07] ... athlete. We use a lot of professional athlete but they're collegiate in high school athletes and as well as. We can warriors. Also and what we're talking about is. Due to the shape of femur bone. ...
[0:07:21] ... got. What is not the answer when the last time you're like David Price well or Internet find out. So. I wanna talk about that after the break because the whole David Price surgery thing which he had been propping gaming. Is is bizarre to be you know any validity there was a fairy really ...





Aaron Hernandez requested to bunk with other inmates, according to verified prison letters. (The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Hernandez requested to bunk with other inmates, according to verified prison letters. (The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Hernandez requested multiple times to cell with other inmates he called his “brother” and “heart,” newly unearthed prison letters show.

The five letters, obtained by the Boston Globe, are written to the Inner Perimeter Security staff at Souza-Barnowski Correctional Facility in Shirley, where the disgraced ex-NFL star was serving a life sentence for the 2013 Odin Lloyd shooting. In one of them, Hernandez explains why he wants to bunk with an inmate in another part of the prison. The man’s name is redacted.

“So, please make this happen and I even prefer to move in with (redacted); me and him are very close and have been since the streets and that’s FACT, not bulls–t,” the letter reads. “He’s my heart and like a real brother to me that’s why I want and am requesting to go upstairs and live with him.”

In another one, Hernandez says he wants to clear up “false gossip.” Specifics are redacted.

“I have been hearing from many or rather few thinking I’m (redacted) but that is false, people are always coming up with things that are incorrect. (redacted),” Hernandez wrote. “But a few have come up to me thinking that so it must have wrongly been circulating through false gossip.”

Hernandez was rumored to be carrying on a relationship with another inmate, Kyle Kennedy. In a press conference last month, Kennedy’s lawyer, Lawrence F. Army Jr., said the two men wanted to bunk together. Army wouldn’t address the nature of their relationship, however.

Prison officials found three letters in Hernandez’s cell after he had hanged himself in April. Army says one of them was addressed to Kennedy, but Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, said on Dr. Phil last week that isn’t the case. In the interview, Jenkins-Hernandez also denied the former Patriots tight end was gay or bisexual.

 

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Alex Reimer