Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?
Tom Brady is getting his weapons back. Will Gronk stay healthy? 1st round draft pick Dominique Easley has high expectations, as many are picking him to have an impact season in his rookie year.
Lester went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8 as the Red Sox swept the Royals. He walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. With every dominant performance, the price tag goes up.
MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.

Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jerry Thornton. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.

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: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Rangers at Yankees, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

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: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Rangers at Yankees, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

– The American League West rivalry between the Angels and much-improved Mariners is getting a little spicy.

As the Angels mounted a ninth-inning comeback against Mariners All-Star closer Fernando Rodney on Sunday, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout mocked Rodney by mimicking his “bow and arrow” celebration. Rodney, a former Angel (2010-11) had done the celebration after ending the eighth inning, aiming it at the Angels dugout.

“I did that for the fans, because when I came in, they booed me. It’s part of the game,” said Rodney, who leads the AL with 27 saves but failed to protect a 5-4 lead Sunday. “I tried to get the save with five outs. They got me today, but tomorrow’s another day.”

Grant Green hit the game-winning single with the bases loaded and two outs.

“Rodney woke up our dugout,” Green said. “At the time, we were hitting well in the game, but we didn’t have that key hit. He did it at the wrong time with Trout, Pujols and Josh [Hamilton] coming up. You don’t want to get those guys fired up.”

Said Pujols: “That’s his thing. I’ve known Rodney for 15 years, so we go way back. And every time I see him, I tell him I’m going to do that to him if I get a big hit against him.”

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Rodney said he did not see the Angels players’ celebration.

“They did? They got emotional, maybe,” he said. “They beat me. That’s all right. That’s why they did that, I think. I’ll have to check the video.”

– Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko is one player who is not sad to see Jason Kidd leave for the Bucks after one season coaching Brooklyn.

In an interview with Russian daily sports newspaper SovSport, Kirilenko questioned Kidd’s ability to coach in the big city.

“The pressure is huge,” Kirilenko said. “And Kidd couldn’t handle it … or maybe he didn’t want to.”

Kirilenko averaged 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 45 games last season after missing the first two months with a back issue.

– Rams linebacker (and former Boston College star) Jo-Lonn Dunbar was arrested early Sunday morning after getting into a fight with NBA free agent Donte Greene outside a Miami nightclub.

Both Dunbar and Greene face charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

Dunbar, who was undrafted out of BC in 2008, played the last two seasons with the Rams after spending his first three NFL seasons with the Saints. He was suspended for the first four games last season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Greene, who played one year at Syracuse before going pro, played last season in China after four years with the Kings.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 21, 1959, who became the first African-American to play for the Red Sox when he pinch ran and and stayed in to play shortstop in a 2-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Somebody asked me if we focus on New England. ‘€¦ I have to be honest, I don’t worry about them. They need to worry about us. I think that’s really where we’re at now.” – Jets coach Rex Ryan, who added he knows he’s “a great coach”

STAT OF THE DAY: 0.85 – Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester‘s ERA over his last seven starts, following Sunday’s 6-0 victory over the Royals

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The Yankees walk off against the Reds in the ninth inning when Brian McCann‘s popup in short right field is misplayed.

The Diamondbacks go all out for Star Wars Day at Chase Field.

From a soccer match in Scotland, Hibernian defender Callum Booth kicks the ball and it hits a passing seagull.

Weird Al Yankovic‘s new sports anthem spells it out clearly: “We’re great, and you suck.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pumpsie Green

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was born on this day in 1948.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

When Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," the Pequod launched from Nantucket with just 30 people on board. Now it feels like every sports fan in Boston is setting sail on the same boat. And the crew isn't hunting one white whale, it's hunting three.



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