The Sox skipper checks in with the boys before they face off in the rubber game with the Texas Rangers. We discuss the Sox outfield including Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr., as well as the pitching staff and a slow start for the bats with runners in scoring position.

[0:02:12] ... original plan to adjust to all that much. John let's talk about Grady Sizemore at the plate he looks very comfortable. What you what you see from him in the field and how would you compare. ...
[0:03:16] ... the game was the possibility of an outfield alignment that would have Grady Sizemore Jackie Bradley junior. And Shane Victorino are you looking at that pretty actively at this point. You don't you know. You look ...
[0:06:27] ... know the other day you were talking about for instance when. When John Lackey was pitching a fly ball pitcher uses that part of the of the outfield. A pretty effectively do you adjust that based ...
[0:08:43] ... very high levels but to start this young season Jon Lester and John Lackey look as though. They're they're practically in mid season form despite hourly schedule list. Well they have been they've done a great job -- locating the ball first and foremost you know you see with the John Lackey has done what you have to quality starts forced to wins he's been extremely efficient efficient. And it comes out to be done in John Lackey -- -- -- been so dominant was crestfallen and honestly you know you build the two starts that he made the you ...

Michael and Dale discuss Brandon Spikes twitter antics, including some racial overtones, and how Bill Belichick must have really rubbed ol' Spikes the wrong way.
Michael and Dale discuss Brandon Spikes twitter antics, including some racial overtones, and how Bill Belichick must have really rubbed ol' Spikes the wrong way.

[0:00:08] ... implied. He's gone on how to take his his talents to the Buffalo Bills. It is probably safe to say that there were times when Brandon wanted to be a little more outspoken here as a ...
[0:02:05] ... of the buttoned up. You know saying nothing Vanilla and now a New England Patriots. Throw some tweets out there that would be accurate to me like Twitter. He likes engaging people -- teasing people and I have a good time with it and and for the most part that's what that's my real what he's doing now buffalo now. With the I can't wait to put a couple of calls on the patriot. I thought so -- wishes and that's fine thought. That he played for the Buffalo Bills play for the Buffalo Bills at -- do you think he went somewhere else you what the buffalo -- The player for the Seahawks -- the Broncos. Are any and even Miami you have a better shot. Well I'm not alone ought to think about your team right you gotta think you got a chance to got to thank you guys go out there and win. I did find it interesting note that he deleted the four years slightly. -- times the Buffalo Bills -- him crazy now the numbers while the last win. -- went back years for awhile. Well today they knew I think ...
[0:03:51] ... -- and I can understand why if if you're Brandon Spikes and Bill Belichick goes on and on talking about how instinctive view. Instinctive football player he just understands. He understands the players to its. Am ...
[0:04:23] ... known that you keep them at that I -- like well -- Bob Kraft to Bob Kraft could be. Just as as cold hearted he could be the mercenary to be anything that any any. Type of qualities you want signed a Bill Belichick. Bob crap to be doing the same things but. The players look at it as hey bill is making the tough decision. Bill as the ones not gonna pay me bill of the one who's doing all these terrible things in. Bob Kraft that's my guy right here typical. I think it's. It's not entirely true. But -- perception perception trumps reality in many cases ...

Buster joins the show to discuss how baseball is thinking about speeding up the game, the defensive struggles of AJ PIerzynski, and where Stephen Drew might land.
Andy Brickley joins Mut and Merloni as the postseason approaches and discusses possible match-ups with Columbus and Detroit. He also discusses the possibility of a Seidenberg return.

[0:00:02] ... lose in the shoot out last night thankfully no shootouts in the post season but will the BA Dennis Seidenberg. In the post season brick to herald today has a source. Saying that day he got on the ice yesterday at or baskets every black couple weeks but. Have you heard the same thing that you what -- -- skate yesterday that Dennis Seidenberg might be able to rejoin on this team later on the post season. Well below the road and not being around -- Seidenberg and whether he's skating or god I don't have first hand knowledge ...
[0:00:53] ... help clean -- Yeah and if everybody know later on in a post season without playing all that much it's expected analogue the big minutes can keep -- sixth defenseman. And limit his ice time almost ...
[0:03:01] ... does come up it's some ploy because of injury performance whatever to post season it's nice to probably get low but have a look at this. Yeah you -- see it does make it different with their -- machine and -- urbanized. It's not his speed but now they have some options and some versatility at some familiarity it's injuries to rise. Course Chris Kelly did finish the game last great. We were a little reluctant to speculate what was going on with it quickly -- which -- in the third period. We saw guys like accommodations because of the seventh as in the in the in the what molest or eleven forwards. So Kelly can't call -- fault in that category of precautionary. Because they want all of their all of their guys ready to go mentally physically emotionally when it gave mortar round. We're talking -- -- of -- on the road Bruins play three more games here before the playoffs to start likely a ...
[0:08:47] ... all the rest of the way it was not available from the post season or not a 100%. How much did you knock down Tampa's chances at beating Montreal that first round. A lot. He's been ...

While Barry Bonds officially holds the record for most home runs in a career, there are some, like baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who still see Hank Aaron as the true leader in home runs.

“€œI’€™m always in a sensitive spot there, but I’€™ve said that myself and I’€™ll just leave it at that,” Selig said Tuesday night.

Forty years ago, Aaron set the record for most home runs in a career with 715, pushing him past Babe Ruth. On Tuesday night, Aaron was honored by the Brewers to celebrate the anniversary.

Aaron finished his career with 755 home runs, a record that stood until 2007, when Bonds surpassed the mark. Bonds, however, has been associated with steroid use for many years, bringing his legacy into question.

Terry McGuirk, the Braves chairman, hinted at the controversy of Bonds by saying Aaron “€œset the home-run record the old-fashioned way.”

Aaron, a 25-time All-Star and holder of various baseball records, was gracious during the ceremony, thanking the fans.

“The game of baseball was a way that I relaxed myself each year that I went on the field for 23 years,” Aaron said. “I gave baseball everything that I had, everything, every ounce of my ability to play the game I tried to play to make you the fans appreciate me more. Thank you.”

Blog Author: 
Arjuna Ramgopal

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Rangers at Red Sox, 4:05 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Padres at Indians, 12:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Astros at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
MLB: Pirates at Cubs, 8 p.m. (WGN)
NBA: Celtics at Hawks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Heat at Grizzlies, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Thunder at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Red Wings at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Sharks at Ducks, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Manchester United at Bayern Munich, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: CONCACAF Champions, Cruz Azul vs. Tijuana, 8 p.m. (FS1)


– Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced Tuesday that he has completed chemotherapy as part of his battle with cancer.

Tweeted Schilling: How ya hanging? Chemo done, 5 radiations remain #Cancergroinkick ftw!

Schilling, 47, announced in February that he was diagnosed with cancer, although he did not reveal what type he has. Schilling pitched for the Red Sox from 2004-07 as part of a 20-year major league career. He most recently served as an ESPN analyst after the well-publicized collapse of his computer game company.

Schilling’s daughter, Gabby, tweeted a photo of her father in the hospital, writing: beyond blessed to be bale to say that my dad finished his LAST chemo today! just 3 more days of radiation


Orioles center fielder Adam Jones did not appreciate it when two fans ran on the field during the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game at Yankee Stadium, and he made sure they knew.

“I let them know how I felt, obviously a lot of choice words because I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher,” Jones said after Baltimore’s 14-5 victory. “And they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid.

“You look like a [idiot] when you run on the field. We don’t go to any other events. We don’t go to other sporting events and do that to their jobs, but they come to ours and do that. I get it, you’re drunk and you want to be on SportsCenter. Your [butt] is going to jail with a fine, and you might not be allowed to come back to the ballpark.”

The fans were tackled by security in the outfield after racing onto the field from the third-base stands.

“I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore,” Jones said. “I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the living [crap] out of them. I wish that.”

– The wrestler known as The Ultimate Warrior, born Jim Hellwig before legally changing his name in 1993, died Tuesday after collapsing in a parking lot outside an Arizona hotel, three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He was 54.

The Ultimate Warrior announced during Saturday’s induction ceremony that he had signed a contract with the WWE to be a brand ambassador, returning to the organization after an absence of almost two decades.

The WWE released a statement that read: “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’€™s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.”

The Ultimate Warrior had celebrated his return to the WWE by giving a speech in the ring during Monday’s episode of “WWE Raw.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 9, 1982, the Celtics retired which player’s number?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It means we’ve done something no one else has ever done. Flattered and grateful and all the things that come with this kind of accomplishment. … I’m more proud of the legacy that exists and what Connecticut basketball is as opposed to the number of championships.” – UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, after the Huskies routed Notre Dame on Tuesday night to win the program’s ninth NCAA championship, breaking a tie with Tennessee for the most all-time

STAT OF THE DAY: 5 – Double plays hit into by the Red Sox in Tuesday’s 11-7 loss to the Rangers, one less than the American League record for a nine-inning game

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The Nets complete their sweep of the season series vs. the Nets as Mason Plumlee blocks a LeBron James dunk attempt in the closing seconds (and James surprisingly does not get a foul call) ‘€¦

‘€¦ then after the game James does not take kindly to a question about the Nets being Miami’s biggest challenge in the Eastern Conference.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto does an interview with MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” dressed as a Canadian Mountie.

Members of the Trail Blazers attempt to name all four of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn sells tickets at Vail to unsuspecting customers.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jo Jo White (10)

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Carl Perkins was born on this day in 1932.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We discuss the plight of the Washington Capitals and Jaroslav Halak as they get ready to face off against the St Louis Blues. You have to hear this story to believe it.
We discuss the plight of the Washington Capitals and Jaroslav Halak as they get ready to face off against the St Louis Blues. You have to hear this story to believe it.