Good morning! Here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Philadelphia vs. Minnesota, 1:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: LA Angels vs. Cincinnati, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston vs. NY Yankees, 6:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-AM 850)
World Baseball Classic: US vs. Japan, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)
NHL: Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN, WBZ-FM 98.5)
NHL: San Jose at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: San Antonio at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Richmond at TCU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Georgia Tech at Mississippi, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB: 

— During a rally in Louisville Monday night, Donald Trump switched gears from talking about urban communities to discussing controversial NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.

“Our inner cities will find a rebirth of hope, safety and opportunity,” Trump said. “Your San Francisco quarterback, I’m sure nobody ever heard of him.”

A relevant and smooth segue if I’ve ever heard one.

Trump then explained he was referencing an article he read about Kaepernick’s free agency. He said he believes NFL teams are afraid to sign Kaepernick because they don’t want Trump to send mean tweets to them.

“It was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump,” he said. “Do you believe that? I just saw that. I just saw that.”

Trump also took a shot at Kaepernick’s reluctance to stand for the national anthem before games.

“I said if I remember that one I’m going to report it to the people of Kentucky,” Trump said. “They like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”

The Bleacher Report article Trump was likely referencing mentions Kaepernick is in “NFL limbo” because he takes public political stances. It quotes an AFC general manager who said “… some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team.”

— The family of Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers announced Monday he is fighting a battle with dementia.

His wife, Ardythe Sayers, told the Kansas City Star Sayers was diagnosed with dementia four years ago and believes playing football is the cause.

“Like the doctor at the Mayo Clinic said, ‘Yes, a part of this has to be on football,’” Ardythe said. “It wasn’t so much getting hit in the head. It’s just the shaking of the brain when they took him down with the force they play the game in.”

The 73 year-old played for the University of Kansas before joining the Bears in 1965 for seven seasons.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It was just mechanical. I had a feeling that’s what it was. But it was one of those thing that is hard to fix during a game. I watched a lot of video this morning, went out and played catch and was fine.” — Drew Pomeranz, after a workout on Monday to test his forearm soreness.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

Good morning! Here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Philadelphia vs. Minnesota, 1:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: LA Angels vs. Cincinnati, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston vs. NY Yankees, 6:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-AM 850)
World Baseball Classic: US vs. Japan, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)
NHL: Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN, WBZ-FM 98.5)
NHL: San Jose at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: San Antonio at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Richmond at TCU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Georgia Tech at Mississippi, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB: 

— During a rally in Louisville Monday night, Donald Trump switched gears from talking about urban communities to discussing controversial NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.

“Our inner cities will find a rebirth of hope, safety and opportunity,” Trump said. “Your San Francisco quarterback, I’m sure nobody ever heard of him.”

A relevant and smooth segue if I’ve ever heard one.

Trump then explained he was referencing an article he read about Kaepernick’s free agency. He said he believes NFL teams are afraid to sign Kaepernick because they don’t want Trump to send mean tweets to them.

“It was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump,” he said. “Do you believe that? I just saw that. I just saw that.”

Trump also took a shot at Kaepernick’s reluctance to stand for the national anthem before games.

“I said if I remember that one I’m going to report it to the people of Kentucky,” Trump said. “They like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”

The Bleacher Report article Trump was likely referencing mentions Kaepernick is in “NFL limbo” because he takes public political stances. It quotes an AFC general manager who said “… some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team.”

— The family of Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers announced Monday he is fighting a battle with dementia.

His wife, Ardythe Sayers, told the Kansas City Star Sayers was diagnosed with dementia four years ago and believes playing football is the cause.

“Like the doctor at the Mayo Clinic said, ‘Yes, a part of this has to be on football,’” Ardythe said. “It wasn’t so much getting hit in the head. It’s just the shaking of the brain when they took him down with the force they play the game in.”

The 73 year-old played for the University of Kansas before joining the Bears in 1965 for seven seasons.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It was just mechanical. I had a feeling that’s what it was. But it was one of those thing that is hard to fix during a game. I watched a lot of video this morning, went out and played catch and was fine.” — Drew Pomeranz, after a workout on Monday to test his forearm soreness.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Villani discusses the ongoing Malcolm Butler negotiations with the Saints. Chris talks about why Butler and New Orleans may not be as well suited for each other as once thought.

[0:04:48] ... that rush building up to the point. Where he makes off with Tom Brady's Jersey three years ago. And somehow gets on Billy's helmet. I was gonna say if if craft ever wants is super boring ...
[0:10:02] ... is going to be really good the patriots are going to be Super Bowl contender they very likely. Will get at least the AFC championship game the the odds on favorite get back to the Super Bowl to win it. So all of that. Bodes well for Butler when it comes to getting aid in the offseason. And as ...
[0:10:44] ... can come back next season and help this team potentially win another Super Bowl. That looks like for me the most lucrative porous for Malcolm Butler yes I also think you'd have to be the best course for the patriots and I didn't think it was a possibility week ago. Now wondering now I am I legitimately wondering whether this is this door is open to the patriots because. The talks are if they're progressing there's certainly not progressed it quick pace between not Butler in the New Orleans Saints. I think the question that we were asking last week he's the important question that well YE. Would the saints do this ...
[0:14:06] ... signing is a little bit on a character does its biggest contract Bill Belichick ever given. A defensive player by the salary caps also increasing by. A twelve million bucks a year. That is our caps ...






Villani discusses the ongoing Malcolm Butler negotiations with the Saints. Chris talks about why Butler and New Orleans may not be as well suited for each other as once thought.

[0:04:48] ... that rush building up to the point. Where he makes off with Tom Brady's Jersey three years ago. And somehow gets on Billy's helmet. I was gonna say if if craft ever wants is super boring ...
[0:10:02] ... is going to be really good the patriots are going to be Super Bowl contender they very likely. Will get at least the AFC championship game the the odds on favorite get back to the Super Bowl to win it. So all of that. Bodes well for Butler when it comes to getting aid in the offseason. And as ...
[0:10:44] ... can come back next season and help this team potentially win another Super Bowl. That looks like for me the most lucrative porous for Malcolm Butler yes I also think you'd have to be the best course for the patriots and I didn't think it was a possibility week ago. Now wondering now I am I legitimately wondering whether this is this door is open to the patriots because. The talks are if they're progressing there's certainly not progressed it quick pace between not Butler in the New Orleans Saints. I think the question that we were asking last week he's the important question that well YE. Would the saints do this ...
[0:14:06] ... signing is a little bit on a character does its biggest contract Bill Belichick ever given. A defensive player by the salary caps also increasing by. A twelve million bucks a year. That is our caps ...






According to a new story, Rajon Rondo says the '07-'08 Celtics are planning a championship reunion that Ray Allen will not be invited to. Villani and Bradfo believe the Celtics should get over their hate of Ray.

[0:00:21] ... of this. Select lost. Its. Paul Pierce and Danny aims. Liking about Ray Allen and his departure. Somebody noble departures are Celtics fans are concerned from Boston to Miami. Back in at the summer 2012. Apparently Roger and Rondo rob Bradford is planning. And how we got this job but he is apparently ready to vacation. To commemorate the 2008. Championship in Boone do Celtics that title run. And we over the lakers that's gonna be commemorated with a trip and talking with the undefeated. He said that Ray Allen is not invited per the wishes of the other guys on the team including pierce and Garnett they do not want Ray Allen to come to there I would imagine all inclusive vacation party. To celebrate the championship in 2008. This whole get together with a broad bodies as you can't have anything celebrating their championship Ray Allen. The Gideon is at Eddie House invited. That's it James Post he's gonna be there PJ brown is the unity there yeah. Slumped to open Williams Shelden Williams does not there yet because. I don't bite him anyway. Hmmm I don't the united she she maybe you won't be invited he's been blessed and offers OK fine don't invite some people. But just called a boys' night out this week and a week and get together. Don't call a celebration of the championship because guess what you want winning that championship with a guide Avery out. This is such an obvious and in frankly weird and to a degree pathetic. Attempt to bury Ray Allen again. On the part of the Celtics and eat yet he wanted to get together in a bunch of guys. Hang out maybe there'll be a photo or something that was leaked to somebody would point out after the fact while Ray Allen wasn't there but it could be fifty different reasons why that was indicates. In this case they wanted to win this get together when this reunion. With the former teammate to commemorate the championship run. And then Rondo goes out of his way to get an interview to the undefeated. To say yes we're doing this and Ray Allen got invited. You can not come to my house rain we are taking our ball and go somewhere else. An excellent stuff and and I am. One who is much more sympathetic to Ray Allen. In the vast majority Celtics fan I think Celtics fans were in Boston sports fans lose their minds on this this is a guy who was a mercenary. Was brought in with a singular focus to coming here to win a championship they traded for Ray Allen along with Kevin Garnett. To put together a championship team quickly it was brilliant it worked out great they won a title immediately. If guarded didn't get hurt next year they might have gone back to back and they were a relevant. Championship contending basketball team for the entire Ryan of those three players Allen Garnett and pierce in Boston. At the end of that stretch. In large part by the way because Allen or Rondo clearly get along. The Celtics try to trade Ray Allen on numerous occasions. So what Allen finally had the opportunity to go where he wanted to he went to a place. There ...
[0:05:55] ... crying out if they win it. Don't know do they win without Ray Allen oh now now I'm on on an oh no of course did they win yes you do it without him it's now. ...
[0:07:56] ... got absolutely no idea yeah via social UH oh my biggest problem Ray Allen. Was active very the last couple years. When he started Omega played for Golden State or maybe a plea for Cleveland. That I needed I absolutely hated that that's the Juwan Howard a goal applauding get the right. By that if you like but you cannot argue his importance to that he that there ...
[0:09:11] ... left with like negative and Rondo as. Part of the reason there Ray Allen leaves Ray Allen goes to a better situation in Miami there's no doubt it was a place Reid didn't have to carries much of the ...






According to a new story, Rajon Rondo says the '07-'08 Celtics are planning a championship reunion that Ray Allen will not be invited to. Villani and Bradfo believe the Celtics should get over their hate of Ray.
Villani is joined by Rob Bradford on assignment in Florida. Chris and Rob discuss the World Baseball Classic, and everything they think is wrong with it.

[0:13:16] ... seems like though this is were reluctant and it's not going anywhere. Major League Baseball seems to invest and do they think they pulled the plug that they would admit defeat I feel that we've got to ...
[0:15:26] ... right. And I'll give you another analogy. Which is that I mentioned Andrew Miller Andrew Miller in that huge game a significant Dominican Republic gives a new home runs in the eighth inning. Huge and he's almost like ...
[0:19:49] ... got at least two more WBZ cycles before it's even entertain by Major League Baseball. Well I think you'll I say well maybe all of the albeit maybe they'll. Bag and after a major entry but the ...
[0:21:59] ... by. What other jobs why are they in this to begin with Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball teams so their job is to get ready for the Major League Baseball season. All that stuff that you said is correct absolutely. But the reality is that nobody can convince me that this is good for the Major League Baseball product in it's it's a quick fix. This whole thing it's. It's like you know it is the sugar rush like the ...






Villani is joined by Rob Bradford on assignment in Florida. Chris and Rob discuss the World Baseball Classic, and everything they think is wrong with it.
Chris Villani is in filling in for Mut, and is joined by Rich Keefe. They open they show discussing the recovery of Tom Brady's jersey, found in Mexico of all places.
Chris Villani is in filling in for Mut, and is joined by Rich Keefe. They open they show discussing the recovery of Tom Brady's jersey, found in Mexico of all places.

[0:00:54] ... game I happened at Washington for second place in the Eastern Conference. Tom Brady's Dolan Super Bowl Jersey has been found the caper has been solved some international intrigue as it was reportedly found in Mexico. ...
[0:05:03] ... was a while this is easy day turned to television a duplicate Tom Brady's Jersey. They get now TMC is it holds for me when second seed Lindsay put out a bunch of cell fees. That ...
[0:06:01] ... builds up from there to the point where body Miller's helmet and Tom Brady's Jersey after the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history with that the culmination I'm gonna roll the dice one more time yeah ...
[0:06:34] ... restaurant somewhere in the eighties really nice. Your glasses out of here Sam Adams glasses so that's why I don't want it short so they lady friend I was with just put in. Person block that ...