Kirk Minihane is back in the 'Headlines' chair and reacts to the news that FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes appears done due to sexual harassment charges.
The guys discuss the Red Sox, who have pulled within a half-game of the first-place Orioles after a 4-0 shutout of the Giants at Fenway behind another Ortiz homer and a Porcello win.

[0:02:06] ... if he wins and he probably will face in that Stew blow Matt Cain right. Well the latest prize McCain is he's not on the Red Sox get the worst contracts and other is a way ...
[0:05:58] ... home is O'Brien says she he's gone like the balls a female Jake Peavy you he won the Charlotte I think about O'Brien is with advocating violence against women because of baseball sheet. After ten hard ...
[0:14:12] ... doing nothing. I saw I think that you can be both. Think Barry Bonds was super prepared he walked 230 times of the season either use prepare. I should. Rest like what's its its August. I ...
[0:15:59] ... be the arm he's second in RBIs. Behind his successor here in Edwin Encarnacion. Solved on Eric presage mean he's gonna drive and beauty is doing and obviously something shore who so seem okay. Walters in ...

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Massachusetts Governor refusing to "take sides" and honor fallen policemen by lighting the Zakim Bridge blue in their honor.

[0:00:14] ... are concerned about this sort suffered. Saturday. Not that as such governor Charlie Baker with Howie Carr a while ago after vikings what he fishermen. Talk about his son didn't go to college because there were who were the boats. Personally I would August 20 fisherman. But I really. Question did Charlie spent ten seconds thinking about the optics. That he will not allow this take umbrage. To be lighted in blue to honor police officers after the recent populist nationwide I would say publicly that's like I was at the all three vote. Was the optics that's. ...
[0:01:27] ... know I think he's fraud but these luxuries and OK guys. Dress Charlie Baker individually is a guy before he's governor. What they should do is take a bridge if cops are killed police. Say turn slightly in blew up close and of course what's the downside I'm PetSmart what is just outside of his political instinct is to survive in Massachusetts had to be remain as PC is possible above the fray. He can never ever. Let his Republican. Color show in his mind that's the way it works with Ryan those who had criticized why this is what Mitt Romney's up the president United States because you know when new governor Massachusetts they played this game and it kind. In they get Q and in it but I vaguely bored by the heated protests. If he doesn't want to take sides so you don't wanna offend cop killers if you're you know a a good call politician you wanna. Remain neutral between. Populace and cops don't get it I mean I see no downside whatsoever on to resist. Him it's like I think differently I think negatively about Charlie Baker. Because he lit. Take a bridge. Bridge. Maybe black lives matter I don't know maybe this sort of off on our backs ...
[0:03:40] ... and in the fall would be. What groups were talked talked about police officers were murdered vs what what's the other group. Would be blackout man ass like I have to matter can choose the cops about just got to see this easy but chided him about so Charlie Baker. Accorsi shot at a state this what's pathetic he won't even choose. Between trump and Hillary says he's the socially. These like ...

The trio is back together again: Dino, Gerry and Kirk open the 6am hour discussing the first two nights at the Republican Convention including some protests outside and some mixed speeches inside.

When I was a little kid, there was really only one thing I wanted out of life: the jetpack 007 that flew around in “Thunderball.” I mean, sure, as I got older I developed other, more mature desires. A nice wife. Loving kids. Stable home. A light saber. But the jetpack dream never left me. And now, thanks to Bubba Watson, I can not only have the wish fulfilled, but combine it with golf? Yes, please. This must be how George Costanza felt when he took a sandwich to bed so he could combine food and sex.

Here’s the thing, though: I don’t want one of these if everyone has one. And not just because I don’t trust other golfers riding carts around as it is. There are ignoramuses out there who drive those things like they’re playing “The Simpsons Road Rage.” Never mind dozens of drunken hackers buzzing around above the tree lines. I’d rather walk and carry.

No, mostly I want to be the only one because it’s not special if they’re all over the place. This jetpack is the golf equivalent of having a your own Gulfstream. It’s a status symbol. It shows you’re better than everyone else. In that way Leo DiCaprio jets off to Monaco to boink lingerie models by the dozen, I want to be flying off to find my tee shot in the nearest fairway bunker. Now that I’ve seen one, I can’t imagine ever golfing any other way.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

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

MLB: Giants at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Braves at Reds, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Mets at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Astros at Athletics, 3:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Rangers at Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Sun at Wings, 12:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Stars at Storm, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)


Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick

— Ryan Fitzpatrick’s stalemate with the Jets has shown no signs of ending. If anything, recent signs appear to indicate the chasm is growing wider with the start of training camp just one week away.

The Jets’ most recent offer (at least via reports) was a three-year, $24 million deal, but with only one year at $12 million guaranteed, which is a concern for the 33-year-old Harvard product who is coming off his best season (passing for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns).

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there have been no discussions for the last few weeks. Tweeted Fowler on Tuesday night: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jets have time to close gap, but I’m told as of now both sides haven’t talked in over a month.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, one of Fitzpatrick’s biggest supporters, said over the weekend that Fitzpatrick has stopped returning his texts.

“I don’t know what’s going on. To be honest, me and Fitz talk every day, all the time, but I texted him the last two weeks three times and there’s no response,” Marshall said on Michael Rapaport’s “IAM RAPAPORT” podcast. “The only thing that he can do to make this right is to say he was on vacation, ‘I was out of the country.’ It’s not like him. It’s scaring me right now. It’s scaring me that my guy hasn’t texted me back.”

Lastly, according to, the lease on Fitzpatrick’s rented home in Chatham, New Jersey, has been made available ($9,500 per month for the eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom house). However, Fitzpatrick appears to still be living in the home for the time being.

— Browns running back Isaiah Crowell made amends for his recent anti-police social media post by attending the weekend funeral of one of the five police officers slain in Dallas.

Crowell — who had posted an illustration of a policeman having his throat slashed in response to the shootings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota (he quickly deleted the post but not before it made its way around the web) — accepted an invitation from Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation president Sgt. Demetrick Pennie to attend the funeral for Patrick Zamarripa on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wrote Pennie on Facebook: During the visit, he met with several police officers from across the country, who expressed their appreciation for him seeking forgiveness for his actions and having the courage to admit that he was wrong and making an attempt to redress the problem. Crowell expressed his deepest condolences for the loss of our officers and stated that he would be willing to return in the future to assist the survivors in Dallas in honoring the sacrifices of their loved ones.

Crowell, a 26-year-old who led the Browns with 706 rushing yards last season, previously offered to donate one game check of $35,000 to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, and he released a written and video statement of apology.

“Based on my interactions, I am confident that the policing community now has a supporter in Mr. Crowell,” Pennie said. “Personally, I would like to commend Isaiah Crowell for the courage of principled accountability.”

— Tiger Woods is done for the 2015-16 PGA season, as his agent said the golf legend will not play in another event while continuing his rehabilitation following two back surgeries last year.

Agent Mark Steinberg said Woods has been making progress, but with only three PGA events (plus playoffs) remaining, he decided to turn his attention to next year. The PGA Championship confirmed Tuesday that Woods had withdrawn from the July 28-31 event, making it the fourth straight major he will miss.

Woods has not won a major since capturing the 2008 U.S. Open, his 14th major championship.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 20, 1958, which Tigers hurler recorded the fourth (and most recent) no-hitter by an opposing pitcher at Fenway Park when he won the first game of a doubleheader, 3-0?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I was ready to just say, ‘OK, let’s go.’ Just seeing someone so successful at his craft. He’s a great ambassador for the game of football and the city of Boston. It’s great to be in the presence of such greatness. But at the same time, I knew I couldn’t let that distract me.” — Kevin Durant, on meeting Tom Brady as part of the Celtics’ sales pitch to get him to sign as a free agent

STAT OF THE DAY: 9-0 — Rick Porcello’s record at Fenway Park this season, after he pitched the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night

‘NET RESULTS: Josh Harrison triples and scores on an overthrow at third base to give the Pirates a walk-off win over the Brewers in the ninth inning.

Marcus Semien somehow is able to score from second base on Josh Reddick’s infield single in the 10th inning as the Athletics walk off against the Astros.

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon takes a line drive off his head but stays in the game.

An unsuspecting vendor in Oakland takes a foul ball off his rear end.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Kim Carnes was born on this day in 1945.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.

First all, I didn’t realize they search for talent at the Calgary Stampede. I just assumed it was a bunch of lumberjacks,, Mounties and Zamboni drivers playing cowboy or something. But if were up to me, I’d stop the search right now and award whatever prize is to my girl Lizzie Munson right now.

As I’ve admitted before, I have a thing for chicks who play classical instruments. Maybe because I married a cello player or whatever, I can’t explain it. I just say that if you’re going to have a “thing,” you could go a lot creepier than that.

I also love this because a few weeks ago on Dale & Holley With a Shot of Thornton, I started a whole music argument. And I feel like Lizzie’s Nirvana treatment here has basically made my case that they’re better than Pearl Jam. They are when played on the cello, anyway.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton