Jackie Bradley Jr is leading the Sox offense as they scoring 13 runs a game. Also, the guys prepare for NBA ping pong balls.

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[0:08:46] ... them up in May. They gave a start against African RA Dickey. Felix Hernandez in Saudi Grady Little pretend they should get out of here you're not ready are you kidding me with those three guys that that conversation I ...

The guys debate whether Stephen Curry is better than Michael Jordan and callers continue to talk about the Nashua car chase.

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[0:08:36] ... I wanna make a point they don't hang up on me out. Tom Brady. Where are purposely gauge stopped came out of a terrible you guys even. Where like that doesn't vote could. Write. Yeah we ...
[0:17:48] ... twelve would it not be tough to get the spikes out during rush hour and you gotta get a head of a guy right I guess is that where he's going to go. But he went ...
[0:18:53] ... forty more. Men cut a model of commodity water Peyton. I'll say Cam Newton that'll be my guest you know you'll pick somebody I just treatment. He doesn't play anymore honoring him in retrospect it would ...

George Zimmerman is auctioning off his infamous gun he killed Trayvon Martin with and callers weigh in on the Nashua car chase aftermath.

[0:01:36] ... to say this quickly George Zimmermann the neighborhood watch captain. Acquitted of murder charges in 2012. In the shooting death of teenager trade on Martin. Said yesterday he is going to auction off the gun. He ...
[0:02:08] ... enforcement officers. In short the demise of Angela Corey persecution career and Hillary Clinton's anti firearm rhetoric. His acquittal back in 2012. Said oops or of the black lives matter movement auction goes live Thursday eleven ...
[0:19:19] ... religion guy. Risks the lives of maybe thousands of people took a rush hour round. Inning gets pulled over after the guys who chased him risked their lives for our pics are shots at this guy ...

The guys talk about their meeting with the boss yesterday and Lucy talked to some Justin Bieber fans outside of his concert.
A car chase in Nashua ends in police beating up the driver. The guys discuss whether too much force was used,
The guys discuss Schilling's use of Periscope and the recent success of the Red Sox.

You’ll have to pardon the dodgy camera work. This blog is about the audio, not the cinematography.

This is what the outside world has done to the decent, patriotic, God-fearing people of New England. And it’s glorious.

The “Free Tom Brady” chant is not only back from the summer of 2015, it’s become the new hotness. And a nightly occurrence at Fenway. Even on a night in May, with the start of the football season – and of Brady’s suspension – still four months away, you’re as guaranteed to hear the chant at the Sox game as you are the National Anthem, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and (spare me) “Sweet Caroline.” The chorus broke out during the final outs on Monday night, it happened in Wednesday’s blowout, and it will continue until justice finally prevails.

“Free Tom Brady” has become what “Yankees suck” used to be, aside from it not being stupid. For far too long the old chant was the lament of a fan base that couldn’t win a championship and just made us sound like jealous losers. The new chant is a social movement. The rallying cry of a people sick of being oppressed, refusing to be treated unjustly anymore and demanding liberty for their favorite son.

It’s a beautiful thing. I look forward to hearing it all baseball season and anywhere New Englanders gather. Free Tom Brady.

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The Dennis and Callahan Morning Show's bulldog, Kirk Minihane, talks with former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe about his relationship with Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Drew also shares his thoughts on Tom Brady and talks about the forgotten greatness of Ben Coates.

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.

MLB: Astros at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
NBA playoffs: Spurs at Thunder, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL playoffs: Predators at Sharks, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
Hockey: IIHF World Championships, United States vs. France, 9 a.m. (NBCSN)


— Cubs pitcher John Lackey, no stranger to controversy, took offense Wednesday after Padres batter Christian Bethancourt paused to admire his monster home run off the right-hander.

Lackey, who had his share of issues during his up-and-down stint with the Red Sox from 2010-14, had a perfect game in the fifth inning when Bethancourt unloaded on a breaking ball, sending it 445 feet. It soared over the left field bleachers out of the park and onto the street below.

Bethancourt took his time making his way to first base, admiring the shot that ended up being the game’s only run, and that didn’t sit well with Lackey.

“How many home runs does he have?” Lackey asked sarcastically after the game (it was the 24-year-old Bethancourt’s third homer of the season).

Lackey had never faced Bethancourt before, but when they meet again it promises to be interesting.

“Oh, I know,” Lackey said. “He’ll learn.”

Added Lackey: “I’ve got a long memory.”

Lackey fell to 4-2 after pitching eight innings of three-hit ball with no walks and seven strikeouts. The homer allowed San Diego to complete a doubleheader sweep, giving the league-leading Cubs their first two-game losing streak of the season.

— Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette will announce his retirement Thursday, after suffering a serious neck injury last season.

Lockette, who played five seasons in Seattle, was known as a standout on special teams. He also caught 22 passes for 451 yards and four touchdowns.

During a Nov. 1 game against the Cowboys, Lockette was on punt coverage when he was hit by Dallas safety Jeff Heath and concussed. Lockette suffered disk and ligament damage in his neck. He underwent surgery on his neck the next day at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Lockette said during the offseason that he could have died on the field if he had been jostled or tried to stand up after the hit. He credited the trainers for helping to save his life.

— The Spurs are trailing 3-2 in their Western Conference semifinal series against the Thunder, but they lead in missed calls by officials.

During its Last Two Minute Report released Wednesday, the NBA acknowledged that the officials missed key calls down the stretch of San Antonio’s Game 5 loss on Tuesday night.

Russell Westbrook put the game away with a three-point play with 6.3 seconds remaining, but it came after referees failed to blow the whistle on San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard when he intentionally tried to foul Westbrook to stop the clock.

Officials also missed Thunder center Steve Adams tripping Danny Green with 54 seconds remaining. Instead, they called Green for a foul because he fell into Kevin Durant’s legs.

The league noted there were five missed calls in the last 13.5 seconds of Game 2, a one-point Oklahoma City win.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 12, 1961, which Red Sox pitcher set a team record (since broken) and a league record for a night game with 17 strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over the Washington Senators?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The lineup, up and down, it’s a relentless group and they’re not giving at-bats away. We’re in a stretch right now where we’re driving the baseball.” — Red Sox manager John Farrell, after Wednesday’s 13-3 victory over the A’s, Boston’s third straight game scoring 13 or more runs

STAT OF THE DAY: 20 — Strikeouts by Nationals ace Max Scherzer in Wednesday’s win over the Tigers, tying the major league record

‘NET RESULTS: Marwin Gonzalez breaks a 3-3 tie in the 16th inning with a walk-off two-run home run for the Astros against the Indians.

Chris Ianetta give the Mariners a 6-5 win over the Rays with an 11th-inning walk-off home run.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning, Giants batter Buster Posey draws a walk-off walk against the Blue Jays.

White Sox infielder Todd Frazier dives into the stands and comes away with a cut on his mouth that would require five stitches.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Bill Monbouquette

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Steve Winwood was born on this day in 1948.

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Jerry Spar