Pedro joins the MFB guys to discuss his career and his relationships with his fellow inductees.

Here are the highlights from Thursday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

New details are slowly emerging regarding Robin Williams‘€™ concerning behavior while on the set of his last TV show, “The Crazy Ones.”€

“So the truth is slowly leaking out,”€ Callahan said.

“€œDid you watch ‘€˜The Crazy Ones?’€™ “€œ Callahan asked.

“Once, because [Williams] was in it,”€ Meterparel responded.

“œI did the same thing, I watched the pilot. It’€™s the worst thing I ever saw. I didn’€™t make it through,”€ Minihane said.

Last May, Williams insisted on filming a scene for the CBS series while drinking actual alcohol, an action that seemed to “calm him down.”€

A source told Radar Online that Williams, reeling financially, would sleep for almost 20 hours a day in the weeks leading up to his tragic death.

“Do you think there was any saving Robin Williams?” Callahan asked.

Said Minihane: “I think if he was doing well financially right now, he would have committed suicide six years from now. … I just think when there are demons; there are demons for some guys. I think he might have been one of those guys.”

Barack Obama is coming up on his 200th round of golf since his election as President back in 2009. The Washington Times was quick to point out that golf star Tiger Woods has only played 269 rounds during that same time.

“The sad thing is that his handicap is lower than Tiger’€™s,”€ Callahan remarked.

“Would you play golf with Obama if you got an invitation?”€ Minihane asked Callahan.

‘€œNo. … I would be uncomfortable,”€ Callahan responded.

“Why, he’€™s the President of the United States. … What a jerk. Is that a jerk move?”€ Minihane said.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
Bill Madden of the NY Daily News joined the show to discuss Tom Werner and the latest on who will be elected commissioner of MLB.

[0:02:57] ... that we keep -- away were electing a second owner from the Milwaukee Brewers city Commissioner of Baseball. And in that respect I guess she kind of backed off a little bit but I think he ...
[0:03:46] ... back here. How can -- not. -- not these three guys. Werner Larry Lucchino. John Henry really also. World where essentially. Out of -- meantime -- it was only the Miami Marlins but he was drowning out there. ...
[0:04:28] ... which but for a warm. What he arranges reaching swap in which John Henry wound up with a Red Sox. Larry Lucchino was not based fall out there having a falling out with John Moore is. In San Diego and -- it was not ...
[0:05:41] ... anybody having more hackable credentials. And rob Manfred who has decided that Bud Selig number two guy over this unprecedented. Twenty year period of prosperity in baseball. Not just the game itself but for the owners ...






The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing Meter's upbringing.

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: Astros at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Pirates at Tigers, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Brewers at Cubs, 2 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Athletics at Royals, 3 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Nationals at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Little League: World Series, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League: World Series, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League: World Series, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League: World Series, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL preseason: Jaguars at Bears, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

– The father of the sprint-car driver killed by NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart isn’t buying the suggestion that Stewart did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking on the track before he hit him.

“Apparently Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn’t see him,” Kevin Ward Sr. told the The Post Standard of Syracuse.

Ward Jr. left his vehicle to confront Stewart — the first time he’s done so in his career, his father said — after Stewart’s car clipped Ward’s and forced it into the wall.

“Tony Stewart was the best damn driver by far on the track that night,” Ward Sr. said. “Why he had to go up as high as he did and hog my son, there’s no reason for it.”

Ward Sr. was at the race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park with his wife, but after the initial crash he was on his way to the area where damaged cars are taken and did not see his son get hit by Stewart’s car. Authorities have not charged Stewart, although they continue to investigate.

“The one person that knows what happened that night is possibly facing 10 years in prison,” Ward Sr. said. “Is he going to say what he done?”

Meanwhile, race tracks around the country are instituting a rule that drivers in accidents must stay in their cars until safety personnel arrives to help. If a driver leaves their car, it will bring out a red flag, causing all cars to stop.

Edward “Chip” Sarafin, a backup offensive lineman at Arizona State, came out as gay, making him the only known homosexual player in major college football.

In a story in the Phoenix magazine Compete, Sarafin revealed that he informed the team last spring about his sexuality.

“It was really personal for me and it benefited my peace of mind greatly,” he said.

Arizona State coach Todd Graham released a statement about the fifth-year senior, saying:

“We are a brotherhood that is not defined by cultural and personal differences, but rather an individual’s commitment to the Sun Devil Way. Chip is a fifth-year senior and a Scholar Baller, a graduate and a master’s student. His commitment to service is unmatched and it is clear he is on his way to leading a successful life after his playing career, a goal that I have for every student-athlete. Diversity and acceptance are two of the pillars of our program, and he has full support from his teammates and the coaching staff.”

Tweeted Michael Sam: Congratulations Chip Sarafin for having the courage to be yourself. Wishing you and your teammates much success this season.

– Controversial Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez was sold from Liverpool of the English Premier League to Barcelona this offseason, and EPL chief executive Richard Scudamore made it clear he was ready to see Suarez move on.

“I can’t say I’m sorry to see him go,” Scudamore said (via The Guardian). “If you spend your time trying to promote what’s good about the Premier League, you’re always waiting for the next thing to come along.”

Suarez is awaiting Thursday’s decision on his appeal of his four-game suspension for biting an opponent — the third time he’s be punished for such an incident.

“I think probably the time had come,” Scudamore said. “He’s a great player and I’m not taking anything away from his talents — he was voted by both his own players and the media last year the player of the year and deservedly so.

“He’s great to have but an accident waiting to happen ‘€¦ and this one in the summer, although it was with Uruguay, although it didn’t directly involve the Premier League, clearly it reflected on Liverpool as one of our great clubs. And it reflected on us.

“He’s done his time here, but I can’t say I’m sorry to see him go. I think it was good business on a number of levels to move Suarez on.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 14, 1991, which Red Sox reliever recorded his 30th save in a 2-1 win over the Indians, giving him six 30-save seasons in seven years (with three teams)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The evidence before this court indicates the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steven Ballmer has closed. Thus, there is nothing for this court to stay.” A ruling from the Los Angeles Court of Appeal on Wednesday denying Donald Sterling a stay on the sale of the team

STAT OF THE DAY: 5-3 – The Red Sox‘ record on their just-completed road trip, following Wednesday’s 5-4 victory over the Reds, making it their first winning road trip of at least four games this season

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Zach Walters‘ first home run with the Indians gives Cleveland a walkoff win over the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning.

Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera makes a nice running catch of a popup against the Mets and holds on after tumbling over the wall in short right field.

A couple of birds delay the Pirates-Tigers game in Detroit by hanging out between the pitcher’s mound and the batter’s box, despite efforts by the players to scare them away.

Twins prospect Byron Buxton suffers a concussion when he collides with fellow New Britain outfielder Mike Kvasnicka chasing a fly ball. Buxton, who was playing his first game at Double-A, was unconscious for a few minutes after the collision and left the field in an ambulance.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jeff Reardon, who joined the Red Sox in 1990 after recording two 30-save seasons with the Expos and three with the Twins

SOOTHING SOUNDS: David Crosby was born on this day in 1941.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Major League Baseball owners have officially kicked off what will be two days of meetings in an effort to find a successor for retiring MLB commissioner Bud Selig.

The three finalists for the position – MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan and Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner will make presentations to all 30 teams Wednesday.

Balloting is expected to commence Thursday, with a 3/4 majority – equalling out to 23 teams -needed in order to appoint a new commissioner.

Owners have estimated that 20-21 teams are in support of Manfred heading into the meetings. Werner is said to have six supporters while only the Reds have made it know that they are in favor in Brosnan as the next commissioner.

Werner has been favored by both White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Angels owner Arte Moreno, with Reinsdorf stating that he wants a commissioner who will take a harder stance on labor negotiations in anticipation for the deal to replace the collective bargaining agreement, which is set to expire in 2016.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
We tackle four (or more) great memorable fan moments in Boston all sparked by the amazing attendance for a Patriots PRACTICE on Tuesday.

[0:00:36] ... 25000. People at the stadium yesterday but it joint practice against the Philadelphia Eagles we were there we were in the middle of it we sought. They they had opened up all the ramps on the back of the building to put people on. To stand because -- all of the seats were gone it was it was wall to wall people as far as you could -- it. And it was an amazing thing to say for practice. -- -- say you're ahead of your credit to Allen Iverson. Not a day not a day went on my practice and it really is amazing it speaks to. Number one it speaks ...
[0:02:00] ... moment from. For fans came after the 2001 Super Bowl. At the New England Patriots parade. Okay. ...
[0:05:40] ... that it deception we had the clip part of it was the Tom Brady who -- months. From what the 45 yard about that it's set up that interception basically I forgot about the pooch punt ...