Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.

Welcome to Thursday’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 Thursday’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.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Braves at Phillies, 1:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cardinals at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
NHL playoffs: Flyers at Rangers, 7 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Blackhawks at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Wild at Avalanche, 9:30 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Kings at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

– Onetime Patriots receiver Chad Johnson is in Florida, working out with the Montreal Alouettes in an attempt to make the Canadian Football League team, and by all accounts, he’s off to a good start.

“He’s in great shape,” Alouttes general manager Jim Popp said. “He wants to play and we’ll see how things are.”

 

The 36-year-old Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, last appeared in the NFL with the Patriots in 2011. After an unimpressive season in New England, he attempted to make the Dolphins the following preseason but was cut one day after being charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

“I just want to get back to doing something that I love to do, regardless of where it is,” he said. “Montreal, flag football, back in the street the way I grew up. I just want to play football.”

The average CFL salary is about $85,000, but Ochocinco said he isn’t concerned about the finances.

“I don’t even need a check,” he said. “Didn’t I give it all away for 12 years straight? Think about it. Did I ever care about money when I played throughout my career? Still don’t. I want to have fun. I want to enjoy the game. That’s it.”

Lamar Odom, out of the NBA this season after highly publicized personal troubles last fall, signed with the Knicks and will begin training at the team’s practice facility under new Knicks president Phil Jackson‘s watch.

Odom helped Jackson’s Lakers win NBA titles in 2009 and ’10 and was the league’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2011, Jackson’s final year on the bench.

Odom, a native of nearby Queens, played for the Clippers last season but averaged only 4.0 points in about 20 minutes per game. He played two games for a team in Spain this season.

Meanwhile, coach Mike Woodson‘s future remains in question, with speculation mounting that he will not return for the final year of his contract.

“Unfortunately, this year just didn’t go according to plan,” Woodson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Raptors. “So is it fair to let me go? I don’t think so, but again, I don’t make that decision. That’s got to come from the top.”

– Longtime Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he’s selling the team to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for almost $550 million, with the understanding that the team will remain in Milwaukee.

“I wasn’t going to live forever,” the 79-year-old Kohl said at a press conference. “I’ve approached a time in my life where I have to think about … how do we think about succession.”

Kohl, who bought the Bucks for $18 million in 1985, said he would donate $100 million toward the building of a new arena for the team, with the new owners proving the same. The team’s current home, the Bradley Center, opened in 1988.

“We should be shouting from the rooftops because this is a game-changer for this entire debate,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

The Bucks, last in the NBA, took a 15-66 record — a franchise worst — into Wednesday night’s season finale against the Hawks.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 17, 1969, which Red Sox rookie followed up his two-home run effort the day before with another home run, giving him home runs for his first three major league hits, a team record?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’€™re hopeful. I have some ideas and some plans that I’€™d like to do, but there’€™s just no guarantee that we can do it. We need to find good trading partners. We always are trying to make fireworks every summer. We try to do something that’€™s unique and special, and we will definitely try this summer.” — Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, speaking before Wednesday’s season finale, on possible moves this offseason

STAT OF THE DAY: 15 – Walks issued by White Sox pitchers in the Red Sox’ 6-4 victory in 14 innings Wednesday night

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): In a promo for the movie “Neighbors,” actor Seth Rogen gives Aaron Rodgers props for being in State Farm commercials and is surprised to learn he’s also a quarterback.

University of Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman shows us what he sees on the field as he wears a camera on his helmet during his team’s spring game.

UC Irvine 7-foot-6 basketball player Mamadou Ndiaye throws out the first pitch before an Anteaters baseball game, then carries the catcher off the field like he’s a little boy.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Billy Conigliaro

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Michael Sembello was born on this day in 1954.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Jenny McCarthy's engagement.

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We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

[0:00:01] ... hotline is the guy who heads up the basketball operations for the Boston Celtics Danny Ainge Danny it's dale and Michael and Jackie -- -- -- doing -- doing pretty well power unit hijacking a dear ...
[0:11:10] ... veteran guys that -- -- recent branded -- and in particular and Gerald Wallace accepted their roles in and you know body into the -- Didn't create slots when things didn't go their way. I -- ...
[0:17:35] ... in the second and a injured soldier and eager Bradley. And even Jeff Green I mean I think that he. You know I didn't like some things that -- needs to do to. Be better and ...
[0:18:47] ... to care. Danny Ainge is the president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics by the -- Jackie's in here today and we're thrilled he has. But our co host on Monday and somebody knew growing up Steve Lyons said the say hello. Great. Played bass boat people through our childhood. A signal pretty good by the way. Hope we're very nice. Getting we appreciate time thank you so much and best of luck this summer. All right guys give my best to mr. line and I'll do that banks. -- -- That is -- president of basketball operate. Since the Boston Celtics. Com eight. He he is remarkably forthcoming for an executive I mean there -- certain things he can't say and or or ...






We discuss Rajon Rondo's end of season comments and overall attitude towards the Celtics with Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.

[0:00:38] ... oil analyst -- him -- he's asked the first question of every Doc Rivers press conference and now does it with Brad Stevens to. In he's never afraid ask any question while he -- they're a ...
[0:01:34] ... that. Here's the thing in our -- When he first starting around Ray Allen ray -- like. OCD does everything the same way you know to come to you read the exact time she Avis said ...
[0:03:59] ... They are just here to see Rondo with KG was pierce was Ray Allen was -- for that matter so. If they wind up with -- -- indeed they wind up with -- Parker who did ...
[0:05:11] ... as a well you never now because you always go back to Tony Parker apparently the first round Ginobili secular MacKey in and that they were European players and that's why there's there's always a reason ...






We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

[0:00:01] ... hotline is the guy who heads up the basketball operations for the Boston Celtics Danny Ainge Danny it's dale and Michael and Jackie -- -- -- doing -- doing pretty well power unit hijacking a dear ...
[0:11:10] ... veteran guys that -- -- recent branded -- and in particular and Gerald Wallace accepted their roles in and you know body into the -- Didn't create slots when things didn't go their way. I -- ...
[0:17:35] ... in the second and a injured soldier and eager Bradley. And even Jeff Green I mean I think that he. You know I didn't like some things that -- needs to do to. Be better and ...
[0:18:47] ... to care. Danny Ainge is the president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics by the -- Jackie's in here today and we're thrilled he has. But our co host on Monday and somebody knew growing up Steve Lyons said the say hello. Great. Played bass boat people through our childhood. A signal pretty good by the way. Hope we're very nice. Getting we appreciate time thank you so much and best of luck this summer. All right guys give my best to mr. line and I'll do that banks. -- -- That is -- president of basketball operate. Since the Boston Celtics. Com eight. He he is remarkably forthcoming for an executive I mean there -- certain things he can't say and or or ...






We discuss Rajon Rondo's end of season comments and overall attitude towards the Celtics with Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.

[0:00:38] ... oil analyst -- him -- he's asked the first question of every Doc Rivers press conference and now does it with Brad Stevens to. In he's never afraid ask any question while he -- they're a ...
[0:01:34] ... that. Here's the thing in our -- When he first starting around Ray Allen ray -- like. OCD does everything the same way you know to come to you read the exact time she Avis said ...
[0:03:59] ... They are just here to see Rondo with KG was pierce was Ray Allen was -- for that matter so. If they wind up with -- -- indeed they wind up with -- Parker who did ...
[0:05:11] ... as a well you never now because you always go back to Tony Parker apparently the first round Ginobili secular MacKey in and that they were European players and that's why there's there's always a reason ...






We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

[0:04:01] ... dodge a ball whether to hear from an injury perspective with both Dustin Pedroia and -- you are. Yeah I think so you know I you know that there are some short term situation that we've ...
[0:06:25] ... particular physical look at shortstop as -- -- operational. When I -- Jake Peavy -- forty pitch inning for your early in last night's game I would've given zero chance he would have gotten it through ...
[0:09:19] ... some stability at the lead off positioning your batting order and is Grady Sizemore at least closing to the point physically where that could happen. It's cool it yet and I would -- actually -- spot. ...
[0:10:06] ... a reason for doing everything from shore but the numbers suggest that Dustin Pedroia as a lead off guy. Is not so good what's the what's the reason for putting him. You know like Michael that ...