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: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Pirates at Cubs, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Mercury at Fever, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Tennis: U.S. Open, 1 p.m. (ESPN), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

— Colin Kaepernick said that neither the 49ers nor the NFL have contacted him about his decision to sit during the national anthem to protest America’s race problem, but they might soon be forced to address the issue.

The president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers CEO Jed York criticizing Kaepernick’s actions as a “total lack of sensitivity” toward police.

“I only wish Mr. Kaepernick could see the emotional and psychological challenges that our officers face following a fatal encounter,” Martin Halloran wrote. “Some are so affected they never return to the streets. In short, Mr. Kaepernick has embarrassed himself, the 49er organization, and the NFL based on a false narrative and misinformation that lacks any factual basis.”

Kaepernick sat on the bench during the anthem for all three preseason games, and he said he plans to continue his protest.

Jim Harbaugh, who coached Kaepernick in San Francisco for four seasons until leaving for the University of Michigan last year, said at his Monday press conference that Kaepernick that he has mixed feelings about the situation.

“I acknowledge his right to do that. I don’t respect the motivation or the action,” Harbaugh said, later clarifying on Twitter: I support Colin’s motivation. It’s his method of action that I take exception to.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he supports Kaepernick’s right to speak out, but he would be concerned about the effect on his team.

“You respect our team, our organization and the other players,” Harbaugh said. “You respect the mission that we’re on and what we’re trying to accomplish. None of us ever want us to detract or disrespect the efforts of all the other players on the football team. That’s the balance that all of us have to strike when we speak out about something like that.”

Meanwhile, Eagles rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Myke Tavarres said Monday that he also would sit during the national anthem during his team’s preseason game against the Jets this Thursday, but his agent said later that the player had changed his mind after consulting with his agent and college coaches.

“As a rookie, his goal is not to be a distraction for the Eagles,” agent Corey Williams said. “His coaches at Incarnate Word and I advised him to stand.”

— Even before his Tuesday tryout for major league teams, Tim Tebow has an offer to play baseball with an established winner.

Five-time Venezuelan Professional Baseball League champion Aguilas del Zulia reportedly sent a contract offer to Tebow’s agents Monday.

“He’s a great talent,” Aguilas general manager Luis Amaro (brother of Red Sox coach Ruben Amaro Jr.) told Yahoo Sports. “He’s an athlete. He’s won the Heisman. He’s won two national championships. I know baseball is a hard game, but he’ll either adjust and show he’s ready to play pro ball or not. I think it’s low risk, high reward for Zulia.”

The 29-year-old former NFL quarterback is scheduled to work out before major league scouts Tuesday. He has not played competitive baseball since his junior year of high school.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 30, 1997, Nomar Garciaparra’s American League rookie-record hitting streak came to an end against the Braves at how many games?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s a huge culture shock. I felt like the winning spirit was making its way into Cleveland with [new coach Hue Jackson], but it’s definitely been established here for a long time. I’m just excited to be a part of it.” New Patriots linebacker Barkevious Mingo

STAT OF THE DAY: 13-0 — Rick Porcello’s record at Fenway Park this season, after Tuesday’s 9-4 victory over the Rays

‘NET RESULTS: Yoenis Cespedes rips a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Mets a win over the Marlins.

After Jorge Soler ties the game in the ninth inning with a home run, the Cubs fall behind again in the 13th but score twice for a walk-off win over the Pirates.

In a scoreless game in the 10th inning, Jason Kipnis hits a walk-off single to lift the Indians over the Twins.

Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin scales the wall to steal a home run from the Rangers.

TRIVIA ANSWER: 30

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late John Phillips, of the Mamas and the Papas, was born on this day in 1935. He’s the tall one (he played college basketball at Hampden-Sydney College).

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Christian delves into the hot topic of the day, Colin Kaepernick's protest of the National Anthem. There's no shortage of callers giving Arcand their opinions on the matter.
Christian delves into the hot topic of the day, Colin Kaepernick's protest of the National Anthem. There's no shortage of callers giving Arcand their opinions on the matter.

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Christian opens his show talking about the hot bat of Dustin Pedroia and his thoughts on the Red Sox as they approach the playoffs. He also talks about the decision to play Tom Brady in the Patriots' third preseason game
Christian opens his show talking about the hot bat of Dustin Pedroia and his thoughts on the Red Sox as they approach the playoffs. He also talks about the decision to play Tom Brady in the Patriots' third preseason game

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[0:01:49] ... to break those race. We'll see them very soon as well. But Dustin Pedroia. On on par as Johnson mossy so a stupidly put it. On par and what is MVP season right now. Hitting 320 ...
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Danny breaks down the current state of the AL East and where the Sox figure into it. He also touches on the apparent resurgence of David Price.
Danny breaks down the current state of the AL East and where the Sox figure into it. He also touches on the apparent resurgence of David Price.

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[0:07:06] ... the team that I'm sorry I know the playoffs began today the Kansas City Royals and out of the playoffs but the world champs. There have been a great month of August there they committed a series ...
[0:07:51] ... games out with a month and change what the play. It's this Kansas City Royals group. And that's why last night. You need to go out and you need someone to give you at least six unleashed. ...






Danny discusses Colin Kaepernick's seated protest of the National Anthem. He also discusses the state of Jimmy Garoppolo with some callers.

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Danny discusses Colin Kaepernick's seated protest of the National Anthem. He also discusses the state of Jimmy Garoppolo with some callers.

[0:00:08] ... fortieth home run of the season. That's the most and all of Major League Baseball Orioles lead the Yankees five to not been in the top eight. And Toronto comeback city once again the blue jays have ...
[0:01:07] ... keeping everyone dated men good stuff you. Yeah or nay yet the Arizona cardinal games coming up so preceded not to keep keep in mind that suited on real quick on that cap and accounted fastened in the past. I it's a free country can do you want but I believe the National Anthem to me as Israeli for the sources expressed about arrows and died shortly. In all races man and I just think it's ...
[0:04:31] ... think it is it's causing controversy that's all don't. Watch he's in Buzzards Bay with a glossy. They guys great show like you got to get me fired up for the regular season there. Joseph I'm ...