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)
Soccer: Champions League, BSC Young Boys vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Champions League, Dinamo Zagreb vs. Salzburg, 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
Soccer: Champions League, Steaua Bucuresti vs. Manchester City, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Olympics: Track and field, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling

— A week after indicating he was considering entering politics, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said in an interview on WRKO radio that he might target Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate seat.

“I’ve thought about it, and I think one of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics. I think she’s a nightmare,” the conservative Schilling told host Jeff Kuhner. “The left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, which Lord knows we don’t even need the first one.

“She’s a woman who has clearly and comfortably milked the system to her advantage and then, much like Hillary, is going to stand up on the highest surface and talk about people being oppressed and poverty and how she wants them to be helped. We all know that the liberal agenda is to keep poverty-stricken people in poverty because they need to rely on a government full of liberals.”

Like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom he supports, the outspoken Schilling took a shot at the media for what he says is clear bias.

“It’s turned surreal, that’s the only way I can describe it, in that the liberal media is actively and not quietly advocating for Hillary Clinton,” said Schilling, who was fired from ESPN earlier this year after his conservative rants on social media despite a warning to all ESPN employees to avoid political commentary. “That once-sacred group of people who would do what they could do to the very best of their ability to be objective have thrown in the towel and basically they’re saying, ‘Listen, we’ll do anything we can do.’ And I think they’re doing it because I think finally we’re realizing that the left and the right are both bad.”

Schilling, who discussed his political ambitions last Wednesday during his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane, said that his political future ultimately will be determined after he consults with his wife.

“At the end of the day, it comes down to a conversation with the boss. And the boss of my house, like most men, is my wife, Shonda,” he said. “If my family wasn’t comfortable and OK with it, then it would never happen. But it’s certainly something, if I was going to run, my first path, that would be the target.”

— Following a report Sunday that the Marlins were considering reaching out to Alex Rodriguez as a replacement for the injured Giancarlo Stanton, Rodriguez’s publicist released a statement saying the 41-year-old will not play again this season.

Rodriguez, released Saturday by the Yankees but still collecting the remaining $27 million due on his contract through next season, has said he would be comfortable returning to his home in Miami and pending time with his family.

Said spokesman Ron Berkowitz: “I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season. It’s not happening. Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it felt like Rodriguez was done after Friday’s emotional sendoff at Yankee Stadium, but he didn’t rule out seeing him back on the field.

“I was under the impression, somewhat, that it would be the end for the season,” Girardi said Monday. “But opportunities arise for people in life that you can’t predict. There’s been some situations down there where [the Marlins] have had some injuries, and maybe they felt that he could help. And I don’t say this in a bad way, but nothing that Alex does should ever surprise us.”

Rodriguez, who could be signed for a prorated share of the major league minimum of $507,500, is four home runs shy of 700.

— The Egyptian judoka who refused to shake hands with an Israeli competitor after their bout was reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympic Games, according to International Olympic Committee officials.

Islam El Shehaby, a Salafi Muslim, competed against eventual bronze medalist Or Sasson despite being pressured by other conservatives in his home country to withdraw rather than share the mat with an Israeli. After losing the first-round heavyweight bout, El Shehaby backed away from Sasson’s outstretched hand and shook his head. Called back to the mat by the match official and requested to bow as per the sport’s custom, El Shehaby instead gave a quick nod and left to a chorus of boos.

The IOC said El Shehaby’s conduct “was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.”

The Egyptian Olympic Committee “strongly condemned” its judoka’s actions and sent him home, the IOC announced.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 16, 1978, which Red Sox pitcher won his 200th career game, outdueling Angels ace Nolan Ryan for a 4-2 victory?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We apologize for the irresponsible music selection during our game [Sunday] night. The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue.” — The Cubs, after the Prodigy song “Smack My Bitch Up” was played over the loudspeakers after an appearance by closer Aroldis Chapman, who was suspended at the start of this season under baseball domestic violence policy

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 — Home runs for David Ortiz in three games this season at Progressive Field, as the Red Sox designated hitter hit one out in Monday’s 3-2 victory over the Indians after homering in each of the first two games the Sox played in Cleveland in April

‘NET RESULTS: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence trips on the bullpen mound in foul territory but still catches a popup while lying on his back for an out against the Pirates.

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre picks up a broom to defend himself against two teammates who try to douse him with Powerade after he hit a grand slam to fuel Monday’s win over the Athletics.

After Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck dons a uniform to take part in a one-on-one drill with walk-on linebacker Kasey Carson, Sylvester Stallone appears on video to announce that Carson will be awarded a scholarship.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Tiant

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Golden Earring lead singer Barry Hay was born on this day in 1948.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Christian mixes some more Sox thoughts in with the Patriots talks and takes all of your calls on Jimmy Garoppolo and his future in New England.

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[0:06:41] ... so incredible and you make a good quarterback looked great. OK okay Tom Brady went threes are holes without access them aid dollar amount yet and I'm not not and did did he not I mean ...
[0:07:33] ... calls bordering on ridiculous mamet. I get out all of great unit Tom Brady is not you know. He can't do everything that he used to be able to video. He does ago at the ready ...






Christian starts the show by recapping the Red Sox win over the Indians and the start that Drew Pomeranz had. Also, some recent NFL news has left Christian pretty unhappy with The Shield.

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[0:21:42] ... what happened out we'll see if that happens with Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and James Harrison whatever James Hairston. I would wanna have to be to got to go serve that notice you know. At the knock on it Escude mr. Harrison. We'd like to that are really you plea is the eagle mines in that's okay. Not that I lying you know knock on Clay Matthews the borrower. Julius ever any of those guys are all huge and terrifying. But James Harrison Trace is someone who might actually late invoked the stand your ground law on its property you know. Like you might actually ...
[0:22:57] ... Matthews the commercials and you know you sort of this guy whatever James Harrison like Agassi IC James Harrison. You know gone postal before he turns over Foner sits down on an interview with anybody in the NFL. The players have ...
[0:27:40] ... who were out there now I mean listen if I'm if I'm Julius Peppers. Reclaim Mac user James Harrison. I don't wanna cooperate with these people won't know what they'll do no but the fine. Doesn't look twisted it you know ...






Bradfo joins the show to talk Sox with Villani.

[0:00:30] ... Empire. Sounds like a hell of the time. Let's start with with Jonathan Papelbon because you're you and I talked about this a little bit when the news first broke Saturday. That he is officially released ...
[0:01:24] ... he actually agree that why almost every key debate well. Doesn't want Jonathan Papelbon. Could be potential about two. When the personality. Is the reason why the correct I actually would be open due to their ...
[0:07:00] ... and meeting a lot more than me not being able to remember Curt Schilling said he couldn't remember. 211 game. Road trips this schedule obviously does not set up well for them but they're still not ...
[0:11:00] ... win they can jump start them now to I have a good road trip in what is a critical road trip. Mr. Rupert I don't I don't like it I don't blame people were saying it. Why is he when we do appreciate ...






Christopher Price joins Villani to talk all things Patriots training camp.

Were you wondering what Dick Van Dyke has been up to? Me too, so here’s an update:

The 90 year-old television legend visited a Santa Monica Denny’s a few days ago with three much younger men and suddenly all four of them broke into song.

It turns out these guys are Van Dyke’s a cappella group, the Vantastix, and they sang “Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang,” the famous song from Van Dyke’s 1968 movie of the same name.

First of all, he is 90 YEARS OLD? That seems impossible. His hair is amazing and it’s good to see his teeth implants have stopped causing him neurological problems. He has said he attributes his youthfulness to going to the gym daily, but eats a pint of ice cream every night so longevity really is just a crapshoot.

And according to his Twitter, Van Dyke was at Denny’s for the grits:

Also, this group has been around for 16 years and they only have one album. It’s children’s songs. They also perform at benefits and charity events. And Denny’s.

I didn’t know the Vantastix existed before today and I haven’t heard any of their other work, but now I kind of want them to perform at my wedding.

 

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.

[0:00:00] ... is our first patriots Monday of the season we're down here at Gillette Stadium and joining us right now is he well all season long as they head coach in England patriots Bill Belichick could see again going to be back. How was your off season good. Opus that he and you have guys have been ...
[0:02:25] ... visiting team last week it was the saints this week it's the Chicago Bears. How do joint practices differ appreciate Lee from what you would normally do if you were just out here with your cells. ...
[0:07:35] ... that as the goal but knowing that you've also got. You know Tom Brady sitting there who's gonna play in week 54. Well now other than than theirs also. You know the realization that Kobe's going ...
[0:13:54] ... sounds good on its art thank you spoke at patriots head coach Bill Belichick here on Sports Radio WE yeah coach it's our has brought to you by the Boston area Mercedes-Benz dealers Massachusetts General Hospital ...






We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.

[0:00:00] ... is our first patriots Monday of the season we're down here at Gillette Stadium and joining us right now is he well all season long as they head coach in England patriots Bill Belichick could see again going to be back. How was your off season good. Opus that he and you have guys have been ...
[0:02:25] ... visiting team last week it was the saints this week it's the Chicago Bears. How do joint practices differ appreciate Lee from what you would normally do if you were just out here with your cells. ...
[0:07:35] ... that as the goal but knowing that you've also got. You know Tom Brady sitting there who's gonna play in week 54. Well now other than than theirs also. You know the realization that Kobe's going ...
[0:13:54] ... sounds good on its art thank you spoke at patriots head coach Bill Belichick here on Sports Radio WE yeah coach it's our has brought to you by the Boston area Mercedes-Benz dealers Massachusetts General Hospital ...






We check in with Patrick Chung fresh off joint practice with the Bears.