John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Hamabe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?

[0:10:28] ... if rob 82 weeks ago today let's I wanna. He was like Morgan Freeman he said no it's just time for me to leave yet and it's not long enough. The source was and now we ...
[0:18:13] ... such suffers from a team that doesn't matter of life. I've had Anthony Perkins and rhetorical original. But they remade it shot for shot or Vince Vaughn. In and he should be eight B with the and that's already on the beach at the end. That's the point it's often the cycle they remade that it shot for shot and I don't remember at all bids on was was Anthony Perkins he had and William H may see it anyway you know what I always say confide in the one on the Internet ...
[0:19:06] ... this is excellent. Tell in the chocolate factory in the remain with Johnny Depp as bad results so good gene while it's so great as Willy Wonka or creepy Padilla. But supposed to be little creep and he's joining Apple's ultra creepy but think its really walker you don't you don't happen which I definitely Willie August integral pervert but it didn't become a a kids movie anymore Johnny Depp and yet he comes like that became a look at timber opening and I did not like this Christmas vacation to on ...





John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?

[0:10:28] ... if rob 82 weeks ago today let's I wanna. He was like Morgan Freeman he said no it's just time for me to leave yet and it's not long enough. The source was and now we ...
[0:18:13] ... such suffers from a team that doesn't matter of life. I've had Anthony Perkins and rhetorical original. But they remade it shot for shot or Vince Vaughn. In and he should be eight B with the and that's already on the beach at the end. That's the point it's often the cycle they remade that it shot for shot and I don't remember at all bids on was was Anthony Perkins he had and William H may see it anyway you know what I always say confide in the one on the Internet ...
[0:19:06] ... this is excellent. Tell in the chocolate factory in the remain with Johnny Depp as bad results so good gene while it's so great as Willy Wonka or creepy Padilla. But supposed to be little creep and he's joining Apple's ultra creepy but think its really walker you don't you don't happen which I definitely Willie August integral pervert but it didn't become a a kids movie anymore Johnny Depp and yet he comes like that became a look at timber opening and I did not like this Christmas vacation to on ...





Kirk Minihane rips through the national news buzz, with Donald Trump now refusing to debate Bernie Sanders, Amanda Heard v Johnny Depp, and Libertarians naming their presidential candidate

[0:00:41] ... based on the fact that democratic nominating process is totally written cricket Hillary Clinton Deborah. Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win it seems inappropriate that would debate the second place finisher trump says ...
[0:03:33] ... it's chilly. You think you're ever heard is trying to set up Johnny Depp what they're speculating now in the gossip magazines we think that's fascinating I hope. Oh she's films through Tibet would hurt but ...
[0:04:06] ... seems like he's got some darkness like god I'm ten minutes or Johnny Depp and I can't get a look at our Q smells. Just. A hole. I hope I hope she's telling the truth. Did ...
[0:10:40] ... may be. No regulation to everything should be as legal as tomatoes. Tom Brady did not like that really got it right I'm afraid of against tomatoes he wants them like that tomatoes illegally and dropped ...






John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane are back together after the holiday and discuss Oklahoma City losing a 3-1 series lead to Golden State. Did it hurt Kevin Durant's stock?

[0:08:45] ... you know you have to try to restatements of. Also at a side effect of when he makes those threes is so psychologically devastating to the other team special when it's 342. And even more so ...
[0:10:47] ... the Foreman a mile. The kids now are younger guns start going high school saying oh you know I can't make twenty fours like panicked drivers absolutely I was gonna lead to kids who can't shoot. ...
[0:20:24] ... them lose but money. And they they pulled it Rodham back toward North Korea with two minutes left there with a four and the place is going crazy in curry is hot. Al Golden State scored ...
[0:21:10] ... note with note. Multiple and Stephen's ever horrible loss to raise cash Steve Nash would put him in that category would you two MVPs so what to would you you know like now he's not not ...






Has there ever been a more one-sided, straightforward, non-controversial “controversy” than the death of Harambe the gorilla over the weekend?

Yes, it’s a tragedy. Of course, it should have been avoided. Naturally, we are all sad at the unnecessary death of this majestic and endangered creature. But only a real nutjob, a real anti-humanist “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” vegan crackpot of the highest order would try to make a case against the zoo officials who took decisive action to save that 4-year-old.

It’s not up to an animal handler, called to the scene of human child in an enclosure with a 400-pound furry death monster, to assess the moral equivalency or the rightness/wrongness of who’s fault it is. Unless you’ve got on hand a Chris Pratt who can stand there and alpha the critters into submission, you put down the animal and ask questions later.

No, creatures with a human brain in their skulls understand the fault here is with two people and two people only: Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson.

These two lost their Parent of the Year credentials the minute — or five minutes or 10 minutes — they spent completely ignoring their obviously precocious son in the presence of a massively strong and pissed-off animal that sits at the top of the primate social order. They might as well have covered the kid in Reptile Chow and tossed him in the crocodile exhibit.

Watching the results of Deonne’s dadding skills, it will come as a surprise to no one he’s got a long criminal background, the highlights of which include burglary, firearms offenses, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnapping. So ironically, the best care the kid got all day was from Harambe, who at least had the decency to keep an eye on him. Just seeing the ape hold the boy’s hand is enough to make me wish we’d just let Harambe raise him. Let the kid learn how to be King of the Jungle, live in the trees and have a yell that will call all the animals stampeding to his aid. It beats growing up as the son of two neglectful parents and a criminal father.

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Jerry Thornton

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

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Padres at Mariners, 3:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Pirates at Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Dodgers at Cubs, 8:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Tigers at Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Lynx at Liberty, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— It only took minutes after the Thunder’s disappointing Game 7 loss to the Warriors on Monday night before Kevin Durant was asked about his future in Oklahoma City.

The most high-profile pending free agent of this offseason, Durant was not interested in starting that discussion after his team squandered a 3-1 series lead to the defending NBA champions.

“We just lost like 30 minutes ago. I haven’t even thought about it,” Durant said at the postgame press conference following OKC’s 96-88 loss. “I’m just embracing my teammates and reflecting on the season.”

Durant can make about $30 million per year if he signs a five-year deal to return to the Thunder franchise for a 10th season, or he could take a couple million less per year and get a fresh start somewhere else. It’s also possible he could sign a one-year deal and take his chances again next season, with the salary cap expected to rise again.

The Thunder have been eliminated by the eventual NBA champions four times in the last six seasons, not including this season’s elimination at the hands of the team that set the all-time record for regular-season wins with 73.

Durant scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter Monday as the Thunder cut an 11-point deficit to four with 1:40 remaining, but he could not lead OKC all the way back.

“We wanted to win the whole thing,” Durant said. “There’s no moral victories in our locker room after the game. We were all upset. We wanted to get a chance to play for a championship in the finals, so that hurts.”

Added Durant: “It hurts losing, but everybody fought hard every single moment, left their soul out on the court. We have no regrets.”

— Baylor continued to make changes in the wake of its football scandal, parting ways with athletic director Ian McCaw and hiring former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe as coach.

McCaw, who previously served as athletic director at Northeastern for five years and UMass for one, was placed on probation last week following a school-commissioned report that criticized the department for failing to properly handle allegations of sexual assault by football players and other athletes.

McCaw, who was hired in 2003 after a basketball scandal at Baylor, announced that he was retiring.

Grobe, 64, coached Wake Forest for 13 seasons, going 77-82 and leading the Demon Deacons to an ACC title and an Orange Bowl berth in 2006. He has not coached since he resigned after Wake’s fifth straight losing season in 2013.

Grobe was chairman of the American Football Coaches Association’s ethics committee from 2006-13.

“As a coach, winning is important,” he said in a statement from the school. “At the same time, I want to assure the Baylor family that every decision we will make in this football program will be made with Baylor University, her students and our student-athletes in mind.”

— More details have emerged about the kidnapping of Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido, and it appears that he deserves the majority of the credit for freeing himself — despite authorities implying they rescued the 25-year-old.

After being left with just one kidnapper guarding him, Pulido attacked the man, took his gun and cell phone, and called police for help.

Via reports of the emergency calls obtained by The Associated Press, Pulido called police and beat his captor until he revealed the location of the house where he was being held Sunday night, about 24 hours after he was taken by four armed kidnappers following his departure from a party Saturday night.

Police arrested one suspect and were searching for three others, who have been identified.

Pulled released a statement on his Twitter account Monday thanking everyone who prayed for his safety along with federal authorities.

“They helped us a lot in this terrible experience of our lives that we do not desire for anyone,” Pulido said.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 31, 1984, Celtics guard Gerald Henderson stole a crosscourt pass and hit a layup with 13 seconds remaining to tie Game 2 of the NBA finals against the Lakers. The Celtics went on to win the game in overtime and win the series in seven games. Which Laker threw the fateful pass?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He does all the things right and found himself in a great position and capitalized on it. Any time you’re in the slot, get him the puck. It seems like we find a way to win when he scores.” — Penguins forward Chris Kunitz, on teammate Nick Bonino, who scored with 2:33 remaining to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 victory over the Sharks in Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 — Complete games this season for Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright, who went the distance in Monday’s 7-2 victory over the Orioles

‘NET RESULTS: In the NCAA lacrosse championship game, Chris Cloutier scores in overtime to give North Carolina the title with a 14-13 victory over top-ranked Maryland.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa makes a fantastic leaping catch against the Diamondbacks.

TRIVIA ANSWER: James Worthy

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary was born on this day in 1938. He’s on the right in this video.

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Jerry Spar