Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.

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This is how conspiracies start to unravel.

The NFL’s head of officiating/Chief Apologist/Minister of Truth Dean Blandino went on Pro Football Live with Mike Florio and slipped up when he revealed his league took PSI measurements of some game balls, but didn’t tell the referees what they were.

That’s a direct violation, not only of the NFL’s written policy which says, “All game ball information will be recorded on the Referee’s Report, which must be submitted to the League,” but about 30 pages of the Wells Report. Remember all that bloviating about the integrity of the game officials, how vital they are to measuring the balls, the importance of the balls staying in their care and control and how they need to defend the balls with their lives like the Knights Templar guarding the Holy Grail?

Yeah, about that. It’s none of their damned business whether the footballs conform or not. That information is given on a strict need-to-know basis.

Why is this important, you ask? Let me answer your question with a question. Why wouldn’t you share that information with your game officials, unless you’ve got something to hide? The more people know that, for instance, the footballs were deflated naturally in cold weather late in the season, the more likely it is the whole sordid LieGate mess gets exposed. And if the NFL’s own policy has to be violated in order to keep a lid on things, that’s a small price to pay.

Maybe Blandino didn’t screw up. Maybe this is just a reflection of the fact everyone in the NFL is free to say whatever they want now because the Patriots have been punished, Tom Brady is about to be punished and they will never be unpunished. And you can argue to keep exposing their pack of lies is futile. But there are plenty of organizations out there like the Innocence Project who never stop digging for the truth, even long after the wrongly accused has served a sentence. And neither will I.

If Tom Brady is not free, no man is truly free.

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Jerry Thornton
Gary Tanguay is upset at Gerry, Kirk and Mut that they weren't discussing Melania Trump's speech when he woke up at 8am, so he calls in to complain about their topic choices.
Mike Mutnansky defends baseball play-by-play and its' difficulty as a profession much to the delight of Gerry and Kirk.
Mut reads the day's 'Headlines' with most focused on the fallout from Melania Trump's lifted speech language.
Kirk, Gerry and Mut talk about stories in the Boston Herald and Globe celebrating John Farrell's resurgence and criticizing talk-show hosts for their 'witch hunt' of Farrell earlier in the season.
Kirk, Gerry and Mut take a short segment to discuss the male prowess of 'Charles in Charge' start Scott Baio after he spoke on night one of the RNC.

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If you listen to Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, you are probably aware that Christian is a big fan of “The Bachelorette,” that he and his wife host viewing parties, and that he is the only guy at those parties.

On Monday night, Christian decided to take us inside one of those parties through the magic of Facebook live, and we got to meet his special guest — Rhode Island native Jared Haibon, who was on season 11 of “The Bachelorette.”

Check out the videos below:

A photo posted by Jared Haibon (@jaredhaibon) on

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

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MLB: Giants at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN: WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mets at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: White Sox at Mariners, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Sparks at Fever, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)


Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

— Johnny Manziel finally responded to a wave of criticism for wasting his football potential, promising fans, “I’ll be back,” despite remaining unsigned since being cut by the Browns earlier this year.

The hard-partying Manziel, whose immature behavior and legal problems have overshadowed his performance on the field since he won the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M as a redshirt freshman in 2012, sent a message to fans of his alma mater after someone posted a video of one of Manziel’s touchdowns from his final season at the school in 2013.

Wrote Manziel: chills* I love A&M with all my heart I’m truly sorry. I’ll do whatever I can to make it right.I’m an AGGIE for life.

Later Monday, Manziel put up a post on Instagram with the caption: You all write about a day in my life and what goes on…here it is. No secrets, no hiding, I”m not what you read about. I’ll be back… In time. It can’t end like this…it won’t. I love you all even though your comments suck.

Last month the NFL announced that Manziel was suspended four games, reportedly for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The 23-year-old quarterback also is likely to face further discipline related to his domestic abuse case in Texas, for which he has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Two agents have dropped Manziel since the season ended when he did not adhere to their demands that he seek treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. His family also expressed concern for his well-being.

— The former scouting director of the Cardinals apologized in federal court after being sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking into the Astros’ player personnel database and email system in 2013.

Christopher Correa, who pleased guilty in January, also was ordered to pay $279,038 in restitution.

Correa, who was fired by the Cardinals last summer, read a letter in court, saying: “I violated my values and it was wrong. I behaved shamefully. The whole episode represents the worst thing I’ve done in my life by far.”

It remains unclear if Major League Baseball will discipline the Cardinals. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement Monday that the team will “fully cooperate with the commissioner’s office in connection with its investigation so that this matter can finally be resolved.”

— The World Anti-Doping Agency called for the International Olympic Committee to consider a full ban of the Russian team from next month’s Summer Olympics in Rio after the release of a report that detailed a state-sanctioned doping system.

The investigation supported previous accusations that Russia blocked hundreds of positive results — from athletes in 28 summer and winter sports — at an anti-doping lab in Moscow, including some positive tests from medal-winners.

“A mind-blowing level of corruption within both Russian sport and government,” said Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The IAAF already has banned the Russian track and field team from the Rio Games, although dozens of affected Russian athletes have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to compete.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 19, 1933, when the Red Sox played the Senators, brothers on opposing teams hit home runs for the first time in major league history. Who were the brothers (who later teamed up on the Sox)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I still feel like I’m a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and I intend to show it.” — Running back Arian Foster, after agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal to join the Dolphins

STAT OF THE DAY: 5 — Pitches thrown by Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning Monday that reached or exceeded 104 mph, with one topping out at 105.1

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): With two outs in the ninth inning and the Mariners trailing by two runs, pinch-hitter Adam Lind launches a three-run walk-off home run to beat the White Sox.

Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman, who played last year for the Panthers after 12 seasons with the Bears, announces his retirement with a “Peanut Punch Everything” video.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Red Sox catcher Rick Ferrell and Senators pitcher Wes Ferrell, who was traded to Boston after the 1933 season

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Alan Gorrie, bassist, keyboardist and singer for the Average White Band, was born on this day in 1946. He’s on the right, playing bass in this video of “Pick Up the Pieces.”

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Jerry Spar