Poor Lou just wants to talk about Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rick Porcello, but Glenn can't help but butt in every few seconds and Lou finally lashes out against the Big O.

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Hey Jerry,

We thought the general public should know how ridiculous this Political Correctness s*** is getting at the University of New Hampshire. Stoke Hall is the largest dorm on the UNH campus with over 700 students living it in. The Stoke Hall Council (made up of the students living in Stoke Hall) ordered Stoke Hall T-Shirts that read “Straight Outta Stoke”. Students have now learned that due to cultural appropriation of African American culture, the use of the word “Straight” that could be insulting to the LGBTQ+ community, being a privileged college student using the logo that represented a population that was from a tough area and struggled more than we ever have or will, and for promoting the encouragement of inappropriate lyrics, students are not allowed to have the shirts after they had been approved, ordered and delivered.

We were told that putting “Straight Outta Stoke” and wearing it on a shirt is worse than dressing up for Cinco de Mayo in terms of cultural appropriation. UNH Residential Life is more concerned that people would have them in their possession, than they are that they are now throwing away 200+ perfectly good shirts.

In the past there have been t-shirts that reference other UNH dorms Hitchcock Hall, Gibbs Hall, and Williamson Hall that read “We put the c*** in Hitchcock” (referencing a previously all female dorm) and “We don’t always play with balls, but when we do we do at Gibbs Hall” with a photo of two hands reaching for balls, “Size matters when you’re in Willy”. These shirts were allowed, but, Stoke Hall isn’t allowed to have a shirt that represents pride from where you come from. …

If the Res Life thinks they are better than the other departments on campus, they are sadly mistaken. They themselves have too much power and negative influence over UNH Students. This is one of the most ridiculous organizations I have ever been a part of. I just want my f****** shirt.

The 7S RA

P.S. I hope I don’t get fired for this

Wow. It’s no secret that the culture of ultra-sensitivity on campuses has reached crisis proportions. But every once in a while you have to connect with a sane, rational human being who’s actually living it to fully appreciate how bad it truly is.

So the Jedi Council that is UNH Residential Life has determined that “Straight Outta Stoke” is simultaneously offensive to African-American culture, the LGBTQ+ community, the poor, the oppressed and people who don’t like swear words? Did it miss anyone? How about people who are crooked, Grammar Nazis who prefer “out of” and the pyrophobic community, since the word “stoke” suggests fire?

Putting aside the obvious — that these Res Life twits are trying to create a generation of useless, non-functioning hot house flowers completely unprepared to strive in a world that doesn’t have the time or inclination to worry about how offended you are by everything — they’re making it impossible to support the cause, even if you want to.

I consider myself a decent enough person. It’s not my nature to want to hurt people’s feelings. But you can’t play the game if they keep changing the rules without telling you. A few months ago, “Straight Outta Compton” was a cultural icon. A catchphrase that launched a million memes. But at UNH, it’s now hate speech to do a parody of it. Why? Because some self-appointed Ministry of Appropriateness decided it had the right to move the goalposts. Even if it means assuming that everyone who wants their f****** shirt has to be a racist, homophobic, child of privilege who never had a struggle. And now, thanks to these heroic actions, all the other Wildcats will go on to live safe, happy lives, free from fear of ever being offended again.

My advice to you, 7S RA, is not to fight it. At least not in the classic sense. You’ve got to beat these Res Life people at their own game. Ju Jitsu them. Meaning, use their own momentum to bring them to the ground. Be more offended than them. Demand a safer space than they do. Take any T-shirt, sign, message or post with any reference to anything and decry how it personally hurts you and if Res Life doesn’t put an end to it immediately, it’s putting you at risk.

In short, be an agent of chaos. It’s the only sane response to an insane world. I’ll end with “Godspeed,” only because I know it will offend UNH’s atheist Americans.

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Kirk Minihane's headlines segment starts with discussion of Kirk's new dog Clyde and heads to Bernie Sanders' strong night at the polls. Then, Lena Dunham's book idea and producers Bluesman and Lucy make their cases to be the new duo.
The guys welcome Curt Schilling to his weekly spot as he breaks down possible Red Sox trades, and E-Rod setback, and of course a challenge from ESPN's Stephen A. Smith to have a debate
D&Cf/M discuss the Megyn Kelly Fox special on Tuesday night featuring Donald Trump, a transgender, Robert Shaprio, and Michael Douglass interviews. Plus her shameless book plug

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As the guy approach the crossover with OMF, Kirk has a complete meltdown in studio as he argues with Gerry. Kirk wants his own show and the situation is coming to a head.


When the Patriots announced Tuesday that they were promoting assistant medical director Dr. Mark Price to the head job, it wasn’t exactly the kind of news that makes a sports fans text everybody they know, “OMG did u hear about this?” or rush to Facebook to post about it. And in no way did I consider it to be at all blog-worthy, until I read in The Boston Globe that Price is not only a physician but a war hero. And Bronze Star recipient in 2013 for meritorious service during combat operations in Afghanistan.

So I did a little digging and found this, from The Worcester Telegram, July of 2013:

Dr. Price worked with a multinational team of doctors that essentially followed the Green Berets around, built a mobile hospital and performed surgery as needed — sometimes under fire. …

There were three components to their mission: Treating injured coalition soldiers and performing life-saving surgeries on the injured, performing humanitarian surgeries for the Afghans such as correcting pediatric deformities. The final component of the mission was to work the mobile surgical unit. …

Dr. Price said their military convoy was attacked at the end of December, and as he was running out to get supplies to treat one of the injured, he was shot at.

“I could see the red of their muzzles… They were about 200 yards away opening up on the whole convoy,” Dr. Price said. …

Dr. Price said he has so many memories, but one surgery will stand out for him. An Afghan father brought him his 11-month-old son who was born with two extra thumbs and an extra pinkie finger, and surgery was able to correct his hands.

“The father said to me that ‘my son’s too young to understand, but I will make sure he understands what the Americans did for him.’ ”

Holy crap. So to review, the Patriots didn’t just hire some orthopedist. A general practitioner with a talent for taping ankles and handing out NFL-approved supplements. This guy is Medic Wade from “Saving Private Ryan,” Eugene Roe from “Band of Brothers” and Hawkeye Pierce, all rolled into one.

It turns out Dr. Price is more than a Mass General surgeon, he’s nothing less than the best America has to offer. Saving the lives of Green Berets, dodging bullets along side them, and putting his country’s best face forward by helping kids living in the worst hellhole on Earth.

I have too much respect for what the good doctor has done and accomplished to write some snarky post about how this makes the Patriots morally superior or anything of the sort. I just want the man to be recognized for his bravery and commitment. And to say there’s no one I’d rather have keeping those ligaments and joints healthy on the drive to Super Bowl No. 5.

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Welcome to Wednesday’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 Wednesday’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: Red Sox at Royals, Game 1, 2:15 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Red Sox at Royals, Game 2, 8:15 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Rangers at Athletics, 3:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Nationals at Mets, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA playoffs: Thunder at Warriors, 9 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Penguins at Lightning, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Europa League, Sevilla vs. Liverpool, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)


— Former Bruin Kevin Stevens, who had been in custody since being arrested Thursday on federal drug charges, pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was released — then was arrested by local police for violating terms of his probation. He was released by local police later in the day.

The 51-year-old, who grew up in Pembroke and starred at Boston College before playing 15 years in the NHL, is accused of conspiracy and intent to distribute the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone.

Stevens, who received treatment for substance issues late in his NHL career, agreed to participate in a mental health treatment program and undergo a substance abuse evaluation as part of his terms for release.

His attorney, Paul Kelly, told The Boston Globe that Stevens developed additions to Percocet, Vicodin and various opioids during his recovery from multiple fractures in his face after he slammed headfirst into the ice following a collision during a game in 1993. Stevens, who helped the Penguins win Stanley Cups in 1991 and ’92, continued his career — playing a half-season for his hometown Bruins in 1995-96 — but was arrested in 2000 after being found in a motel room after a game with crack cocaine and a prostitute. He entered the NHL’s Substance Abuse Program but apparently never was able to get clean.

Stevens was arrested in May 2015 in Plymouth County for driving with a suspended license.

“He has beaten the opioid addiction a couple of times,” Kelly told the Globe prior to Tuesday’s hearing. “He’s done a couple of stints in rehab through the NHL drug treatment program, which is all very hush-hush and confidential. But the NHL and NHLPA stepped in, and he has done a couple of stints. But the problem is he struggles with pain.

“Maybe a year or 18 months ago, he was in a car accident and he broke a couple of vertebra in his neck and upper back and again he was just in incredible pain. And again, they put him on Oxycontin, or one of these painkillers, and of course for a guy who has been fighting an addiction to these things, it immediately just sucks him right back in.”

— Rougned Odor said he will appeal the eight-game suspension he was given by Major League Baseball for punching Jose Bautista in the face during Sunday’s game.

“I knew I was going to be suspended,” Odor said Tuesday after the punishment was announced. “I have to follow the rules, and I’m just waiting for the appeal. I want to be with my team all year. I don’t want to be out eight games.”

Bautista was suspended one game, and Blue Jays teammates Jesse Chavez was given a three-game ban for hitting Prince Fielder with the first pitch after the fight. Both are appealing.

“I think there’s precedents set in the past and they should be respected,” Bautista said. “I think I have good enough reasons. I’m not just appealing it for the sake of appealing it.”

Jays manager John Gibbons, who was ejected earlier in the game but returned to the field and argued with Rangers manager Jeff Banister, was suspended three games, and Jays first base coach Tim Leiper, who also was ejected earlier, was suspended one game for returning to the dugout.

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus also received a one-game suspension for aggressive actions.

“The rules are fair for punishment,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “They are in place for a reason. We’ll live by them and move on.”

— Thunder center Steven Adams apologized for referring to the Warriors guards as “quick little monkeys” during a postgame interview following Monday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Adams, who arrived from his native New Zealand to attend college at Pittsburgh in 2012, apparently was not aware of the racial connotations the word has in the United States.

“It’s just different, mate,” Adams told USA Today Sports. “Different words, different expressions, and stuff like that. But they obviously can be taken differently, depending on which country you’re in. I’m assimilating, mate, still trying to figure out the boundaries. But I definitely overstepped them [Monday night].”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 18, 1973, Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr again won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman, setting a record by becoming the first player to win an individual NHL award six consecutive seasons. How many years in a row did Orr go on to win the Norris?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Hey, listen, there’s a lot more things to be disappointed about in this life. It could have been worse and it could have been better. It is what it is and we’ll move on and do the best we can to build a great team.” — Celtics president Danny Ainge, after the team stayed put in the draft lottery with the No. 3 pick

STAT OF THE DAY: 5 — Innings Rick Porcello pitched in Tuesday’s 8-4 loss to the Royals, his shortest start since last July

‘NET RESULTS: With two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game, Khris Davis launches a grand slam to give the Athletics a walk-off win over the Rangers.

Reds batter Brandon Phillips gets a single when the ball hits twice off his bat and short hops the Indians shortstop.

Orioles right fielder Joey Rickard makes a leaping catch against the wall for an out against the Mariners.

LeBron James beats his defender along the baseline and throws down a ferocious dunk in the Cavaliers’ rout of the Raptors.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Eight, to go along with his three consecutive Hart Trophies as league MVP

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jack Johnson was born on this day in 1975.

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Jerry Spar
The guys begin discussing John Farrell's assertion that he doesn't believe in the concept of clutch. Somehow, the show goes off the rails as Kirk argues with Gerry; Kirk now wants his own show.

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