Ben joined Dino, Gerry and Kirk to look at the team's offseason acquisitions. He also chatted about the market for adding quality Cuban talent.

[0:00:00] ... Red Sox general manager bench Harrington joins us at the broadcasts like good morning about how are you more guys hunting offseason. In meeting ...
[0:06:07] ... I heard Manfred talk some about this and he said with the Arizona Fall League big institute the play clock a lot of heart lighter note and this is a bad thing to do but it's at ...
[0:08:12] ... the bigger it's it's been a successful run of and we've been Red Sox visitors fortunately neighborhood. Our fans are amazing they keep coming out there's there's still amazing coached team we got to continue to ...
[0:13:06] ... You know we can't we can't but too much attention. Jerry to Red Sox general manager thanks for the time like injured I'm down here in them while you can. The lake back bought the bedrock ...






Bogaerts sat down with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to talk about the upcoming season. He revealed that he lost his confidence last season after a tough start and is looking forward to settling into shortstop in the future.

[0:00:06] ... year later a year wiser wouldn't know about you your game in Major League Baseball that you didn't know we talked to a year. This that it took game it was so stupid in the Boston market ...
[0:02:43] ... create was a little bit in this assessment system that you know Hanley Ramirez was left fielder and that's kind of know. Me or did those oh at shortstop coming. Who are doing so though since ...
[0:03:24] ... veteran guys that you know have this routine if you agree with Major League Baseball that it's an issue these games dvds especially even for your perspective. The pitchers sometimes Hampshire track decrees. You have an Armenian. ...
[0:05:10] ... the work to get better and he came in late. And the World Series here but these guys are saying now apple these a couple of guys him. The clubhouse feels more like that and did ...






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[0:04:40] ... this does the records in and and charging her with crime and Deval Patrick. Should be indicted co conspirator but he's a cork after you should move somewhere comfortable anger is never gonna change. I realize ...
[0:06:30] ... of Massachusetts Odyssey baker do. And now how they can do what Scott Walker did that's what Scott Walker's right aren't true that you took on union corruption. Public union corruption that's what he did that's why he's the leading candidate. ...
[0:11:56] ... of the crime but obviously this happened on the way or another Bill Cosby accuser. I think it's 3430 Fordham yeah we have. I actually talked to were you. NASA said it's his entire legacy shouldn't be right there and get this correct. A look at it worse that he just bad for everybody. We all they feel bad for the guy who ripped thirty people were out. Well I see yet that seems reasonable that's right you have mine breaks my heart if it hit up Burris the comedian. Speak up and get this thing going again. Debbie bill Cosby's sitcom on ABC this fall executive produced by pop Warner that was going to happen. Tell me the word no this time ...






David Ortiz is not happy about the new rules that address the pace of the the game. Dino, Gerry and Kirk try to understand the slugger's reasoning.

[0:01:37] ... them and just us and buck. Yes true yet. But I called David Ortiz the most entertaining to excite sized ice and perhaps most exciting player space that's a matter of picking us up bucks opinion ...
[0:02:35] ... he thinks it it throws him off. That's not a concern of Major League Baseball or by the way of the players' eyes in the can't say. Well 39 year old David Ortiz is a little uncomfortable staying in the box to Matt. You're not asking them. You know an inconvenience immune are changing the demon and and asking them to anything that's really debilitating Jesus and torching used to do at the box and it. I have no tolerance for people against this not I. I understand why the players like David Ortiz and people of his ilk would say because it changes my routine and all that sort of stuff I don't understand why ...
[0:05:34] ... thirty years ago we have to look at like 605060. Years ago. World Series games were generally. An hour and 45 minute or two hours 55 minutes in. Under two. Our us placate David is David's ...
[0:06:38] ... the pace of play. Nobody not even that nit with the call Bill Hall enjoys watching Ortiz spit on his hand or or play with his gloves or eight pitcher. Walking around the moderate level out ...






Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino's joint press conference.

[0:08:04] ... a lot of go to guys anymore there's not a lot of Jonny Gomes on this team fellow characters. Slicks in the poem and in the America is in Grozny to steel amid some of them ...
[0:09:47] ... because. Imagine if they did if you found at the Eagles signed Jonny Gomes just because he's great with them yet well that was fat it would be frightening no I think that you Gomes as ...
[0:11:27] ... that he might picking to America. Not only that right now alrighty Toronto Blue Jays and who's sporting Tuesday that probably Jerry. I'm saying Baltimore just to be different just to get something wrong Turkey. Toronto but number two I would have said Toronto I got the first slight Jerry gets to go in first few unforced twice. Number two. I will say they are the Baltimore Orioles first. OK and here's the part that's correct number two. The car on this. Who art of the sporting news they finished ...
[0:27:08] ... you have to throw after peril. Because it's it. I understand what David Ortiz is upset about speeding up the game yes he's one of the great culprits it slowing up down one of the greatest ...






The Wisconsin Badgers just released this. Lord only knows where they’ve been hiding it all these years, but I’ll take all the Matt Foley we can get. If I have any problem with the video, it’s that it — like Chris Farley’s life — is way too short. Nevertheless if I was the father of a son being recruited by major colleges and saw this? My kid would be going to Wisconsin. No dad wants his kid to wind up living in van down by the river.

RIP, Matt Foley. La-di-freaking-da.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton

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:
NBA: Warriors at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Thunder at Suns, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Nebraska at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: High Point at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Houston at Temple, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Texas-El Paso at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Arizona at Colorado, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: SMU at Memphis, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Rutgers at Purdue, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Tennessee Tech at Morehead State, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Arizona State at Utah, 10:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: San Diego at Gonzaga, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Wild at Predators, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Liverpool at Besiktas, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Young Boys at Everton, 3 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, in a meeting with MLB officials Wednesday in New York, admitted to having a relapse and using cocaine a couple of months ago even though he apparently did not fail a drug test, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Hamilton, 33, was suspended from baseball for 2 1/2 seasons in 2004 after well-publicized battles with cocaine and alcohol addiction. He came back to win the 2010 American League MVP award with the Rangers but had two relapses. He signed with the Angels as a free agent before the 2013 season, inking a five-year, $125 million deal, but has not lived up to his contract, hitting just .255 with 31 home runs and 123 RBIs over two injury-plagued seasons.

MLB could treat Hamilton as a first-time offender because he was in the minor leagues when he was suspended in 2004. However, Los Angeles Times writer Bill Shalkin reported that it is “unlikely” that would be the case. Hamilton already is subject to testing three times a week due to his past transgressions.

“I can say that Josh is going to meet with league officials in New York,” Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday afternoon. “At this point I have no other information to offer.”

Hamilton has been recovering from Feb. 4 shoulder surgery that is expected to keep him sidelined into May. He has been staying at a friend’s ranch in Houston rather than remain with his team, which raised some eyebrows across the league.

— The fallout continues from Monday night’s court-storming incident in Manhattan, Kansas, as the Big 12 Conference publicly reprimanded Kansas State for failing to prevent the fans from pouring onto the court and jeopardizing the Kansas players’ safety after the Wildcats’ upset of the eighth-ranked Jayhawks.

Although no injuries were reported, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement that K-State’s events-management policy “was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of both game participants and spectators,” and “revisions to policies and procedures must guarantee that no future incidents occur.”

Also Wednesday, Kansas State student Nathan Power, identified as the individual who body-checked Kansas forward Jamari Traylor after the game, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Power had written a letter to his school’s student newspaper Tuesday apologizing for letting “my emotions get the best of me in all the chaos.”

— It’s no surprise that colleges are lining up to offer a scholarship to LeBron James‘ son. However, it’s a little surprising that they’re doing it this early, as LeBron James Jr. is only 10 years old. That doesn’t sit well with the NBA star.

“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James told CBS Detroit. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

James has posted video of his son playing in an AAU tournament and showing some impressive all-around skills.

“It’s crazy, he plays just like I did,” James said. “He has great awareness, and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 26, 1994, Patriots fans bought 5,968 season tickets, a team single-day record, following the previous day’s announcement that Robert Kraft had purchased the team from which man?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I call that [expletive]. Bro, when you come out of the box, you’€™re thinking about what the [pitcher] is trying to do. This is not like you go to the plate with an empty mind. When you see guys pitch and guys are coming out the box, we’€™re not doing it just for doing it. Our minds are speeding up. I see one pitch, I’€™m thinking what is this guy going to try to do to me next. I’€™m not walking around just because there are cameras all over the place and I want my buddies to see me and this and that. It doesn’€™t go that way.” Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, complaining about MLB’s new rules designed to speed up the pace of the game

STAT OF THE DAY: 20 – Points for new Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko in 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday night, helping the C’s to a 115-94 victory over the Knicks

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Kevin Garnett returns to the Timberwolves and is welcomed back by a sellout crowd in Minneapolis.

Markel Brown steals the ball and does a 360-degree spin dunk against the Pelicans.

Wizards forward Kris Humphries dunks with authority against the T-Wolves.

Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph banks in a 70-foot heave at the halftime buzzer against the Kings.

TRIVIA ANSWER: James Busch Orthwein

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Johnny Cash, who died in 2003, was born on this day in 1932.

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Jerry Spar
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.

[0:00:51] ... a minus and colleague in the play by play voice for the Boston Bruins on nest in Jack Edwards brought you by Shaw's supermarkets. DCU digital federal credit union what QVC UC view and Cadillac of ...
[0:01:47] ... know so I got like. I got like. They can Orton or Jarome Iginla and and what that she's been missing for while. And you know I cannot. He kind of wonder Michael Ryder going to ...
[0:05:28] ... could. But if history of this thing. I'm not only in the National Hockey League but also in all professional sports is such that that if you can that you're willing to shoot reps. I'm getting exposed ...
[0:07:03] ... time for the playoffs. Well ironically that may be to position the Chicago Blackhawks are in today they placed Patrick Kane on the LT IR list today with. The shoulder injury your clavicle injury that he ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.

[0:00:51] ... a minus and colleague in the play by play voice for the Boston Bruins on nest in Jack Edwards brought you by Shaw's supermarkets. DCU digital federal credit union what QVC UC view and Cadillac of ...
[0:01:47] ... know so I got like. I got like. They can Orton or Jarome Iginla and and what that she's been missing for while. And you know I cannot. He kind of wonder Michael Ryder going to ...
[0:05:28] ... could. But if history of this thing. I'm not only in the National Hockey League but also in all professional sports is such that that if you can that you're willing to shoot reps. I'm getting exposed ...
[0:07:03] ... time for the playoffs. Well ironically that may be to position the Chicago Blackhawks are in today they placed Patrick Kane on the LT IR list today with. The shoulder injury your clavicle injury that he ...