Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

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John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis and guest hosts Jon Meterparel and Steve Buckley. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Human remains found in box on Duxbury front lawn

Chandler and Hector Rodriguez got quite the surprise Sunday morning at their Duxbury home, as they discovered a partially opened box on their front lawn that was emitting a strong odor.

Massachusetts State Police quickly arrived on the scene and determined through x-ray analysis that the box contained human remains.

“By late Sunday night, Duxbury police confirmed that the body has been handed over to the medical examiner, which is a job I wouldn’€™t take no matter what they paid me, you’€™ve got to deal with that. You have no idea who it is, how he got there, what happened,” Dennis said.

Joe Torre fails to mention George Steinbrenner in Cooperstown speech

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre spoke for almost 28 minutes Sunday during his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but immediately had a look on regret on his face after finishing his address.

While Torre talked at length about the Yankees during his speech, he failed to mention George Steinbrenner and the leap of faith that the former Yankee owner offered Torre when he gave him the job of New York manager in 1996.

“€œAs soon as I turned around, I said, ‘€˜I forgot George.’€™ Not only George, but Hal [Steinbrenner] and the family and the whole thing,”€ Torre said after his speech.

“Don’€™t you spend some time compiling your speech, making a list of all the people you want to thank?” Dennis asked.

Joe Torre is a really smart guy,”€ Buckley said. “€œHe was a broadcaster with the Angels for several years, so he’€™s worked in media, he’€™s done a lot of stuff over the years. … But still, when you get up there with what is really, inarguably, the biggest day of your life, I have complete sympathy for him because there’€™s so many things going on that you’€™ve never dealt with in your life.”

Rockies misspell star Troy Tulowitzki’€™s name in shirt giveaway

The Rockies thought it would be a good idea to schedule a promotional giveaway before Saturday’€™s game against the Pirates, as the team decided to give away Troy Tulowitzki shirts to the first 15,000 fans that arrived at Coors Field.

The only issue? The shirts featured the name ‘€œTulowizki,’€ missing the second ‘€œT.’€

“€œSomebody brighter than me, I forget who it was, said leave off the last ‘€˜T’€™ for ‘€˜trade,’€™ “€œ Buckley said.

Obama played 81 rounds of golf since re-election

The New York Post, after a thorough schedule analysis, revealed that President Barack Obama has played 81 rounds of golf and attended 75 political fundraisers in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election and is on pace to double the 104 days he spent golfing during his first term.

Obama is also set to visit Martha’€™s Vineyard on Aug. 11 in order to attend a fundraising dinner.

“€œI hope it doesn’€™t overlap with my two weeks, because I like my privacy,”€ Buckley said.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan

Welcome to Monday’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 Monday’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.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Padres at Braves, 12:10  p.m. (MLB Network)
MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Seattle Sounders, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
WNBA: Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

AROUND THE WEB:

Luigi Militello shows off the Red Sox World Series championship ring he found and returned. (AP)

Luigi Militello shows off the Red Sox World Series championship ring he found and returned. (AP)

– A Red Sox 2013 World Series ring is back with its owner thanks to a Yankees fan who found it in his New York restaurant.

Drew Weber, a New York businessman who owns the Lowell Spinners, took the ring on a rare outing and left it on the sink of the bathroom at Luke’s Bar and Grill on Thursday night.

Luigi Militello, who owns the Manhattan establishment, found the ring.

“I was like, ‘Geez, it’s big. Who would leave this here?’ ” Militello told The Associated Press. “I’m a big Yankee fan. What are the chances of this happening?”

Weber called the restaurant after realizing he couldn’t find his keepsake.

“I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations. Sweat was pouring off my forehead,” he said. “I’m looking at my finger and it’s not there.”

After some teasing followed by some baseball talk, Militello insisted he did not want a reward for finding the ring. However, Weber and the Red Sox will host him for the regular-season finale at Fenway on Sept. 28 — which is against the Yankees and is Derek Jeter‘s last scheduled game. Weber also will make a donation to a charity Militello chose.

– Jets cornerback Dee Milliner has only one year of NFL experience, but he’s showing that he’s an old pro when it comes to acting like a Jet.

Despite being benched multiple times last season before being named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month, Milliner claims he’s the best in the league at his position.

“The best corner in the league? Me,” Milliner told the New York Daily News. “I ain’t gonna say that somebody else is better than me.”

Added Milliner: “I’m not going to say somebody that plays the same position is better than me. Don’t care if they’ve been in the league 10 years and I’ve been here five months. That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best. I’m not going to say that another man that plays the same position … and say he’s better than me? I can’t do that.”

Said coach Rex Ryan: “Did he go through growing pains? Absolutely, but he was in the fire. So, right now, it’s nothing new to him. He’s out there, let’s go. And his teammates, believe me, they’re definitely confident in Dee Milliner.”

Vincenzo Nibali completed his domination of the Tour de France on Sunday by becoming the first Italian to win the race since Marco Pantani in 1998.

Nibali, an anti-doping advocate who races for the Astana team, crossed the line on the final stage 24 seconds behind Germany’s Marcel Kittel to win by 7 minutes, 37 seconds over France’s Jean-Christophe Peraud.

“Now that I find myself on the highest step on the Champs-Elysees podium, it’s more beautiful than I ever imagined,” Nibali told the crowd. “I’ve never been this moved in all my life.”

Nibali becomes the sixth rider to win all the Grand Tours — France, Italy and Spain.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 28, 1983, the Rangers replaced which former Red Sox manager with which other former Sox skipper?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I respect his desire to play more, and yet we’ve been very consistent with his role. I understand when players want to get on the field more consistently.” – Red Sox manager John Farrell, responding to Mike Carp‘s request for more playing time or a trade

STAT OF THE DAY: 23 – The jersey number LeBron James will wear with the Cavaliers, as he announced plans to go back to his original number after wearing No. 6 with the Heat

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez makes an impressive diving catch against the Pirates.

Orioles left fielder Steve Pearce makes a diving catch against the Mariners.

Pirates baserunner Josh Harrison slides past second base on a steal but then eludes the Rockies defense in a long rundown.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Don Zimmer was replaced by Darrell Johnson, the opposite of the situation in Boston in 1976

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jonathan Edwards was born on this day in 1946.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
The boys get into the biggest story and debate going on with the Red Sox right now - what do they do with Jon Lester? It's a decision that could really shape the franchise heading in to the future.
Buck's column today dealt with the awesome story of Jordan Leandre and the boys have Saul Wisnia on to discuss that story and more details from the '04 Sox team. He also gives his opinions on what went wrong this season.

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[0:02:06] ... of course that would think what are you guys compared it to Jon Lester into the comparison -- -- -- Roger Clemens you look at them. And he's a horse and it's hard to believe this ...
[0:03:35] ... for Pedro and then not indeed that wonderful. -- put slocum for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek period that would work up pretty well. And and then of course the new owners come in and you know typically a ...





Villani is in for Butch on Sports Sunday and he and Buck get things going looking at yet another loss last night from the Red Sox in Tampa. The guys also get into more complaining from David Ortiz and if Big Papi is worth of the HOF. They then chat about Jon Lester's contract status and the trade deadline.
Jeff Howe from the Boston Herald joins Kid Villani to discuss Pats' training camp and the shining star that is Darelle Revis