Welcome to Tuesday’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 Tuesday’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.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Tigers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Rays at Dodgers, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
Basketball: Exhibition, United States vs. China, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

AROUND THE WEB:

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

— White Sox pitcher Chris Sale apologized to his teammates and fans for cutting up the team’s throwback uniforms Saturday — an act that earned him a five-game suspension — and insisted he does not want to be traded.

“I want to win a championship in Chicago. That’s been my goal from Day 1,” Sale told MLB.com on Monday in his first public comments about the incident. “It has never changed. I only get more passionate about it because I know that it’s not easy winning a championship. There’s a lot that goes into it.

“Our main focus should be winning. I know that every single player comes in ready to win every day. I can’t speak on anybody else. … I don’t think I would be traded. I don’t know for sure. I don’t know what they are thinking now or what’s going on.”

Sale explained that he had issues with the throwbacks, especially the 1976 version he was slated to wear Saturday when he was to pitch against the Tigers. The ’76 jerseys are untucked, and Sale said he was not comfortable pitching in that style for the first time. He took his complaint to pitching coach Don Cooper and manager Robin Ventura, and when he did not get his way, returned to the clubhouse and cut up his jersey and a few others so that the team could not wear them.

“When I saw that there was something in the way of that 100 percent winning mentality, I had an issue,” said Sale, who acknowledged losing his cool with Ventura. “I tried to bring it up and say, ‘Hey listen, these are my thoughts and concerns,’ and they got pushed away because of the business deal that was set in place. I’ll never understand why we need to do something on the business side on the field that might impede us winning a game.

“[The ’76 uniforms] are uncomfortable and unorthodox. I didn’t want to go out there and not be at the top of my game in every aspect that I need to be in. Not only that, but I didn’t want anything to alter my mechanics. … There’s a lot of different things that went into it. Looking bad had absolutely zero to do with it. Nothing.”

Ventura, who insisted he “didn’t put promotion in front of winning,” decided to scratch Sale and send him home. When his suspension ends, he’ll take the mound Thursday against the Cubs.

“I’m going to show up on Thursday and do what I’ve always done. That’s get ready to play baseball and put everything I got into winning that game,” said Sale, who is 14-3 with a 3.18 ERA. “I know my teammates are, too. So that’s all that matters to me. It’s unfortunate it got to this point.”

Sale added that he has regret for missing his start and not being able to be there for his teammates, but he still believes in his point.

“Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not,” he said. “Do I regret saying business should not be first before winning? Absolutely not.”

— Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will get another chance to prove he can stay out of trouble, as the NFL conditionally reinstated him for this season — minus the first four games.

Gordon, who has been suspended since February 2015 following multiple violations of the league substance-abuse policy, can take part in all team activities once he meets clinical requirements.

Wrote Gordon on Twitter: I’m blessed and grateful to be granted this opportunity. I can’t wait to get back out there and play the game I love in front of the great fans of Cleveland.

Gordon had issues in college and they continued in the pros. After leading the league with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013, he was suspended 10 games in 2014 and then the entire 2015 season, then was denied reinstatement in April when a drug test showed traces of marijuana.

Commissioner Roger Goodell, who met with Gordon a week ago, said in a letter to the player that it’s up to him where things go from here.

“As we discussed at our [July 19] meeting, as Commissioner, I want nothing more than to see you turn your circumstances around and succeed,” Goodell wrote. “Countless others including your agent, teammates and coaches, [owner] Jimmy Haslam and the leadership of the organization, the Program professionals and Jim Brown also have pledged to provide you with every resource at their disposal. But as you acknowledged, ultimately, your future is your responsibility. I have every belief that you can make the right choices, but it will be up to you to do so.”

— Washington linebacker Junior Galette’s season is over before it began. Again.

Galette revealed Monday that he tore his Achilles tendon while running drills Sunday, meaning he’ll miss his second straight season.

One year ago, Galette was released by the Saints — with whom he spent his first five seasons — and he joined Washington on a one-year deal. Days before the regular season started, Galette tore his right Achilles in practice.

He signed another one-year deal with Washington this offseason and was held out of spring practices. On Monday he tweeted a video of him working out and wrote: Haven’t felt so good best shape of my life and this happens to me know Idl what else to do when does da rain stop.

Galette, who had a combined 22 sacks in 2013 and 2014, was expected to play a key role in the Washington defense.

Said linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to The Washington Post: “I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I saw the news. He’s worked his [butt] off to get healthy and get better this offseason and it just sucks that it’s all taken away from him before we’ve even reported.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 26, 1987, which rookie hit a home run and joined Dave Stapleton as the only Red Sox players to homer in their first two major league games?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I can tell you today we’ve received five trade proposals that I hadn’t received before today from other clubs calling me. So that’s why this time of year is very interesting. We also have some real good young players in our organization, so some people are looking for those players. I can say we’re not close to making any trades at this moment.” — Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, on the possibility of his team being involved in another deal before next week’s trade deadline

STAT OF THE DAY: 11 — Runners left on base by the Red Sox in Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Tigers

‘NET RESULTS: With the Rangers trailing by a run and down to their final out in the ninth inning, Adrian Beltre hits a two-run home run to beat the Athletics.

The Orioles get a walk-off win over the Rockies in the 10th inning as Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles can’t handle a chopper back to the mound.

White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera jumps over the fence to take away a home run from Cubs slugger Kris Bryant.

Florida high school senior basketball player William Easton, said to be only 5-foot-2, shows some impressive hops as he throws down a one-handed dunk.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Sam Horn

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Dobie Gray, who died in 2011, was born on this day in 1940.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Dale and Holley close out the show with the day's best sound.

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Dale and Holley close out the show with the day's best sound.

[0:06:23] ... ball players behind me they have the best of those best. Like The Beatles and a handful of men who walked on the moon. They belong to an exclusive club and they know things that no ...
[0:09:18] ... and what I don't know is just have you lawyers number eighty. Greg Jennings wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers announced he will retire after ten years in the NFL. Now instead of playing real highlight which let's be honest would be ...
[0:10:33] ... play better than them or Salgado playback but let's. Particularly rich in Darren Sharper. Oprah what Darren Sharper. Killing an eagle my heart is in the penal with all this myth that would play I like on that day. What ...





San Diego ComicCon has been producing one big, news breaking nerdgasm after another, so expect that it will be generating a lot of Afternoon Delights going forward. And over the weekend nothing popped as much as this first look at the “Wonder Woman” movie, due out in June of 2017.

If you saw “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” you know that she (along with, in my humble opinion, Ben Affleck as the Batfleck) was the saving grace of Zach Snyder’s ridiculously bloated crapfest. And this trailer makes her own movie look really, really promising. At least DC Comics production crew has found some colors other than grey, dark grey and fire.

And when you think about it, it’s weird that in the golden age of superheroes movies in which we are living, this will be the first one with a female as a main character. Now, no one has ever accused me of being the biggest feminist in the world, but I love a chick who kicks ass. And this looks like Wonder Woman totally does.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The guys welcome back Michael from vacation and give him crap for his outfit.
The guys welcome back Michael from vacation and give him crap for his outfit.

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We look back at some of the classic temper tantrums of athletes and coaches.
We look back at some of the classic temper tantrums of athletes and coaches.

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[0:03:05] ... one manager to another this time it's Hal McRae. Manager of the Kansas City Royals after the team lost to the tigers five to three. McCray got a little upset when he got the same old question ...
[0:10:51] ... from our dollars. So that's why I just looked at the 1995 Kansas City Royals. The guy Hal McRae was defending so vigorously with Keith Miller. Out of 95. I don't might still be out yet and ...
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This is one of those times I’m not bother excerpting the article or fleshing out any of the details because this is the least surprising story since the Book of Genesis broke the news that the oceans are made of water.

Peyton Manning long ago left the NFL’s jurisdiction. But even if he hadn’t, there was never more than zero desire on the league’s part to find him guilty, so there can’t be a Patriots fan walking the Earth who thought there’d be any other result. Frankly, I think the NFL is lying about conducting any investigation at all, but the outcome is exactly what we knew it would be.

I’ll just say this. Based on the facts Al Jazeera caught a known PED dealer on a hidden camera bragging about dealing PEDs to Peyton Manning, we know Mrs. Peyton Manning was getting deliveries from the guy, Manning went to Europe to get treatments not legal in the United States, he sent goons to Charlie Sly’s parents’ house posing as the police to intimidate the hell out the man and he put together the best statistical season by a quarterback ever at the age of 39 after having four neck surgeries, it’s more probable than not that he took performance enhancers.

But in this universe, that standard only applies if you’re Tom Brady. And a definitive statement given on videotape with evidence to back it up carries more weight than some slappie texting the word “deflator” to his buddy in the middle of May. I was expecting this news, and long ago gave up on expecting justice.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton