In two we play some of Rex Ryan's conversation with Julian Edelman and read about Gary Tanguay's appearance in the Herald during Headlines.
In hour number one, Mut, Gerry and Ben discuss a wild night for the Red Sox.

When Kacie McDonnell first came to Boston, I predicted she’d become a superstar in this town. And this is her proving me right. This is how we do it in the City of Champions. Celebrating the Red Sox clinching the division in style. Belly shirt. Short skirt. Sox hat. Legs for days. Adorably answering the phone because October is calling. That’s right. October is on the line and it’s telling Kacie to start getting warmed up because we are going to be calling on her in the postseason.

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Blog Author: 
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:
MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Indians at Tigers, 1:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Reds at Cardinals, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Rockies at Giants, 11 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL: Dolphins at Bengals, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
College football: Hampton at North Carolina A&T, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: UConn at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Kansas at Texas Tech, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
Hockey: World Cup of Hockey, Canada vs. Europe, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Europa League, FSV Mainz at Gabala, 11 a.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Europa League, Internazionale Milano at Sparta Praha, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Europa League, Red Bull Salzburg at Schalke 04, 1 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Europa League, Astra Giurgiu at AS Roma, 3 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Europa League, Zorya Luhansk at Manchester United, 3 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Theo Epstein apparently is finding it a lot easier to work for management in Chicago.

The Cubs announced Wednesday that the former Red Sox general manager agreed to a five-year extension to continue as president of baseball operations of the long-suffering franchise. Epstein, who was GM when the Red Sox ended their 86-year championship drought in 2004, has turned the Cubs into 100-game winners for the first time since 1935 as they pursue their first World Series title since 1908.

“In the five years under Theo’s leadership, he has brought in a strong executive team and acquired and developed some of the best players in the game,” Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said. “Now, the results are on the field.”

General manager Jed Hoyer and senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod — also former Red Sox employees — will receive extensions as well, Ricketts said.

Rickets explained that he and Epstein first discussed an extension over dinners in early March, although the deal was not finalized until this week.

“We sat down at spring training, had a nice dinner, talked about getting an extension done,” Ricketts said. “Basically, I told him I thought he was the best in the game at what he did. He told me no matter what I paid him he wasn’t going to leave Chicago, so we were off to a good start. We checked back in on it a couple times during the summer. There was no real time pressure.”

— Marlins players walked alongside as a hearse carried the body of Jose Fernandez, the pitcher who died over the weekend in a boating accident in Miami.

During the Wednesday procession, the players and coaches wore T-shirts featuring Fernandez’s image and the letters “RIP.” Crowds along the route chanted “Jose! Jose!” while some waved Cuban flags in honor of the 24-year-old Cuban-American.

A public viewing of the closed casket was held for fans later in the day at a local church.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio asked the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers to analyze the jetty where the 32-foot boat crashed to determine if it poses a chronic danger to boaters.

“While our hearts are heavy with grief for the numerous lives lost every year on the water, we can do more to save others,” Rubio wrote. “As a boater myself, I have experienced firsthand the challenges this particular jetty can present to others trying to navigate around it.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 29, 1968, the Red Sox closed out the season with a 4-3 loss to the Yankees. Despite going 0-for-5, Carl Yastrzemski won the American League batting title with a .301 average. Which Sox player finished first in the AL with 109 RBIs?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Honestly, the journey’s incomplete. We continue on. I couldn’t be more proud, and I told them after the game: Don’t let one inning take away from that they’ve done for seven full months. They’re AL East champions, we’re AL East champions and we’ve got a lot of work left ahead of us. But one inning should not take away from the fact that we’re champions.” — Red Sox manager John Farrell, after the Red Sox clinched the AL East despite Wednesday’s 5-3 walk-off loss to the Yankees

STAT OF THE DAY: 15-4 — The Patriots’ odds to win the Super Bowl at Bovada sports book, as they now have the best odds of any team

‘NET RESULTS: Mets minor league Tim Tebow hits a home run on the first pitch he sees in the instructional league.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ken Harrelson

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Suzzy Roche of The Roches was born on this day in 1956. She’s the one in the middle at the start of this video.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
The Red Sox lost to the Yankees but still won the AL East and Christian celebrated winning the division. He also looked ahead to who the Red Sox will play in the first round of the playoffs. Christian also talked about the problems with Kimbrel and how the bullpen will do in the playoffs
Vintage Rex today... while Belichick is deep in to game film and preparation, Rex is making practical jokes against Julian Edelman and getting testy with the Boston media.

[0:16:58] ... Rex Ryan briefly traced Tweeter the subtle little while ago we quoted Kyle Williams. A patriots killer rode good defensive player on the on the bills with sand. Rob meaning Rob Ryan has given us a ...
[0:19:30] ... things happen to think about it for a minute Jack ache. You're Tom Brady they if you're not the best quarterback in football you're arguably your in the discussion of the best quarterback who's ever played the game. And and you're gonna piper for the veteran minimum. And B if you're Jimmy drop below you're gonna give up the prime years of your career to be a clipboard holder for Tom Brady for what reason. Well I think Brady. Even if you did get more money somewhere else probably would still prefer to play in new England and go rob although you may not have a choice at the pat. Franchise agreement then and not starting from a musher and out work. Well let. The franchise it means you gotta pay him among the top five quarterbacks in the NFL and. It's just I don't see how economically that works and let's see how that make sure your team better. Let me Tom Brady all part like the minimum that you sort reduce our pairings and well OK okay why would he play for the minimum ...
[0:20:55] ... a whole locker room and that's how this team has been successful Tom Brady is already vastly. Underpaid and David Ortiz it's the same yank it in in the world of NFL quarterbacks he's already vastly ...
[0:24:10] ... that again you know. The one thing I do know procedure is Tom Brady's snapped quarterback and I feel good about that. They wait to be a 100% Ron as usual. Belichick's press conferences are our ...






Vintage Rex today... while Belichick is deep in to game film and preparation, Rex is making practical jokes against Julian Edelman and getting testy with the Boston media.

[0:16:58] ... Rex Ryan briefly traced Tweeter the subtle little while ago we quoted Kyle Williams. A patriots killer rode good defensive player on the on the bills with sand. Rob meaning Rob Ryan has given us a ...
[0:19:30] ... things happen to think about it for a minute Jack ache. You're Tom Brady they if you're not the best quarterback in football you're arguably your in the discussion of the best quarterback who's ever played the game. And and you're gonna piper for the veteran minimum. And B if you're Jimmy drop below you're gonna give up the prime years of your career to be a clipboard holder for Tom Brady for what reason. Well I think Brady. Even if you did get more money somewhere else probably would still prefer to play in new England and go rob although you may not have a choice at the pat. Franchise agreement then and not starting from a musher and out work. Well let. The franchise it means you gotta pay him among the top five quarterbacks in the NFL and. It's just I don't see how economically that works and let's see how that make sure your team better. Let me Tom Brady all part like the minimum that you sort reduce our pairings and well OK okay why would he play for the minimum ...
[0:20:55] ... a whole locker room and that's how this team has been successful Tom Brady is already vastly. Underpaid and David Ortiz it's the same yank it in in the world of NFL quarterbacks he's already vastly ...
[0:24:10] ... that again you know. The one thing I do know procedure is Tom Brady's snapped quarterback and I feel good about that. They wait to be a 100% Ron as usual. Belichick's press conferences are our ...






John joins us from NY and tells us why he left Price in, what to expect from the rest of this Yankees series, and more.

[0:00:00] ... of New York right now and doc to the manager of the Boston Red Sox are weekly conversation with John Ferrell has brought to you by our belly insurance. And buy cars for kids John it's dale ...
[0:04:41] ... they've been extremely. Extremely productive and successful most parts. We're talking to Red Sox manager John Farrell I'm sure this has been discussed with in the organization and I'm sure you have a thought process and a plan going forward. But how important is it for instance for the Red Sox that obviously clinch the division first but. How hard how important is it to maybe perhaps get the number one seed in ...
[0:07:28] ... more on. Says those ceremonies that the teams no doubt gonna happen David Ortiz is is that something you allow yourself to give any thought to negate aviat. But it contemplated at all Ortiz final weekend is that. And on the in the regular season. You know Jerry are other than the fact that the that's arriving. We know we know there's going to be there we know there's going to be a ceremony but as far as the details and sign it that is totally on our our on our. Our business side and certainly with same can be and the number of people that are on that. End of things are to keep telling us the Red Sox are second to none when it comes. You know I think putting on the age ceremony of these types. So David certainly ...
[0:09:38] ... we'll talk to next week bearish here and take care that is Red Sox manager John Ferrell. Our weekly conversation with John brought you by our belly insurance and buy cars for its. Ala to open ...






John joins us from NY and tells us why he left Price in, what to expect from the rest of this Yankees series, and more.

[0:00:00] ... of New York right now and doc to the manager of the Boston Red Sox are weekly conversation with John Ferrell has brought to you by our belly insurance. And buy cars for kids John it's dale ...
[0:04:41] ... they've been extremely. Extremely productive and successful most parts. We're talking to Red Sox manager John Farrell I'm sure this has been discussed with in the organization and I'm sure you have a thought process and a plan going forward. But how important is it for instance for the Red Sox that obviously clinch the division first but. How hard how important is it to maybe perhaps get the number one seed in ...
[0:07:28] ... more on. Says those ceremonies that the teams no doubt gonna happen David Ortiz is is that something you allow yourself to give any thought to negate aviat. But it contemplated at all Ortiz final weekend is that. And on the in the regular season. You know Jerry are other than the fact that the that's arriving. We know we know there's going to be there we know there's going to be a ceremony but as far as the details and sign it that is totally on our our on our. Our business side and certainly with same can be and the number of people that are on that. End of things are to keep telling us the Red Sox are second to none when it comes. You know I think putting on the age ceremony of these types. So David certainly ...
[0:09:38] ... we'll talk to next week bearish here and take care that is Red Sox manager John Ferrell. Our weekly conversation with John brought you by our belly insurance and buy cars for its. Ala to open ...