Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Washington at New York, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Minnesota at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Davidson at La Salle, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Maryland at Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Richmond at Dayton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UConn at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: California at Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Clemson at Louisville, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Memphis at Houston, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: UNC Asheville at Winthrop, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Arizona St. at UCLA, 11 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Women’s college basketball: Wake Forest at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (NESN Plus)
Women’s college basketball: Michigan at Maryland, 6 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Women’s college basketball: Purdue at Indiana, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

AROUND THE WEB: 

— Former Red Sox first baseman and native New Englander Jeff Bagwell was one of three former players voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday night.

Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and Tim Raines were the other two players voted into the Hall. Former MLB commissioner Bug Selig and Braves president John Schuerholz were also voted in.

Bagwell, who grew up a Red Sox fan in Killingworth, Conn. played with the Red Sox in the Gulf Coast League and Winter Haven in 1989. He was traded to Houston and played 15 seasons with the Astros.

“I don’t even know how I’m supposed to react,” Bagwell said Wednesday night. “It’s been a whirlwind. It’s been fun and exciting. My family is very, very excited for this thing. … I could not be more excited. It’s a weird thing to be a Hall of Famer. I wrote it on a ball tonight, and it was kind of crazy. So it was cool.”

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on July 30 in Cooperstown.

— After this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced Wednesday night, athletes and the inductees themselves reacted to the results on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m good.” — Tom Brady, on his health during his very focused press conference Wednesday

 

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Christian test his sports jeopardy skills and dominates the category of NBA nicknames.
Christian is joined by Tom King of the Nashua Telegraph and they preview the AFC Championship game. Tom thinks that for the Patriots to win Dion Lewis needs to have another big game.

[0:03:00] ... phone number here is our 61777979837. Tom King at 1230 but first. Curt Schilling had a hilarious. Interaction on Twitter tonight. One of the one of the funniest ever and we're talking about showing here so ...
[0:04:04] ... guys. So with the Twitter handle at Sydney ponds own. Weeded at Curt Schilling can grab some hall of fame. Curt Schilling as she is want to do. Responded. By saying. By quoting the Sydney Ponce owned tweet and saying is this the fat ...
[0:07:43] ... Must be thinking of a different guy. Anyway the funny thing is Curt Schilling got into it angry. Exchange. With someone running a parity Sydney console account tonight. I know we're just didn't it's when he seventeen. But that's that's a front runner for me. For one of the funny things that's happened so far social media this year there's a lot I mean there is Antonio Brown does video there's a lot of things. Curt Schilling chirping a are responding to getting jerked by a fake Sidney Ponson again and insisting. Throughout the course of his interactions of ...
[0:09:25] ... India right there in the vial anyway that's what's going on with Curt Schilling and tough night for Kurt. A man who I believe should be in the baseball family should be in a vita voter ...






Christian is joined by Dan Greenberg of Barstool sports and they talk about the tough lose for the Celtics and what the Celtics can do to improve the team. Christian also asks the question that has been on everyone mind. Which family would win in a two on two basketball game, The Plumlees or The Zellers

[0:03:44] ... It's a matter if you going to be that are out and Amir Johnson at the field a bit better on the defense collapse the mean. How many times did you read the Melo missed a ...
[0:06:58] ... and how he's the heart and soul and you know other guys Isiah Thomas obviously his impact on the Bible now but what's the impact of losing Avery Bradley to this team. Obama I think it's ...
[0:12:45] ... put him out there I just wonder like is there you know Amir Johnson if you is if he was out there in the open market right now would be guided they look at and say hey there's a guy and the mentally to be here remember tagging be all those things he can't be those things we watched them this year Amir Johnson can't be any of those things. Right and it up to pat about lies if you can get something where it only ...
[0:13:42] ... to contain these comments to you know a timely fashion here occur Isiah Thomas. 39 points tonight a reverse generally usually is bigger in the fourth quarter at 31 points before the fourth quarter and and eight in the fourth I wanna say I might have that slightly wrong but it wasn't a typical Isiah Thomas performance but a typical Isiah Thomas performance lately. Has been must watch television he's been remarkable and my question to you is will he start for the else ...






Christian reveals the secret to beating the Steelers this weekend. Christian also talks about the Celtics and Bruins and the tough lose for both of them

[0:04:12] ... did do that Brent. I have a theory. On how to stop Ben Roethlisberger which I would share with you later on in the program there's your big market to you straight there Ben Roethlisberger has a statistic. That I believe is the key to his performance. And it's not something obviously. Interception user you know drawn ...
[0:08:43] ... beating the state. But there's one thing you got to do to Ben Roethlisberger. And that one thing you have to do. Is make him throw the ball a lot. That's his Achilles heel in the playoff. In the games they. Ben Roethlisberger. Has won in the post season. He rarely if ever. Throws the ball twenty times. In the games that he's won and ...
[0:09:41] ... getting in getting his his feet under. But the more you make Ben Roethlisberger throw the ball the more of a chance he has to make a mistake. And the way to do that is the ...
[0:10:46] ... Why anyone nineteenth and eighteenth thirteenth when you see the pattern here. Ben Roethlisberger is not that guy. Who is going to you know get in the huddle and say listen guys it's all on me ...






Tom King from Nashua Telegraph joins Christian to preview the Patriots upcoming AFC Championship game against the Steelers

[0:02:03] ... performance from the patriots. Well I think that the agent could face. Ben Roethlisberger play it like that that probably look watching yet I mean dropouts lollar. For everything needed to 42. Ball forty times and ...
[0:04:22] ... in about October 23. So I think you know I that it Bill Belichick knows that he's you know. I that's what the reduction of the game cases today that they all have popped their press ...
[0:08:10] ... ER yeah I'm in a game and then he goes game hey Darren Sproles six catches a 128 yards on on the air again week three but still I mean it's that something. Guy is you ...
[0:10:01] ... this a game they're gonna have to keep the ball away from Tom Brady and and the best finally doing that I mean Levy on Val has been on such a roll lately he's been so ...






Dan Greenberg of Barstool Sports joins Christian to talk Celtics and their tough lose to the New York Knicks

[0:03:11] ... It's a matter if you going to be that far out and Amir Johnson had to be a little bit better on the defense collapse mean. How many times did you read the development of three ...
[0:06:17] ... there and they got run out of the gym their by the Atlanta Hawks. Is is Avery Bradley secretly the glued to this team I mean everyone always talks about Jae Crowder and how he's the heart and soul and you know other guys Isiah Thomas obviously his impact on the Bible now but what's the impact of losing Avery Bradley does team. Obama I think kids that ...
[0:09:57] ... tonight. But that's a team it's obviously a lot of turmoil a Carmelo Anthony's having these weekly meetings with Phil Jackson the decide if he still wants the play for the team or not and it ...
[0:12:12] ... put him out there I just wonder like is there you know Amir Johnson if you is if he was out there in the open market rate now would be guided they look at and say hey there's a guy in the middle he can be here remember tagging be all those things he can't be those things we watch them this year Amir Johnson can't be any of those things. Write it up to talk about lie if you can get something where it only costs ...






Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.