Dino, Buck and Butch end the program discussing two prominent AL pitchers that were in action Thursday night and how their future looks. Also, Patriots and Dolphins QBs since Tom Brady was drafted.

[0:11:56] ... Bledsoe Drupal Doug Flutie. John freeze Matt Gutierrez Garrett Gilbert Brian Hoyer Damon Huard Jim Miller Tim Tebow Vinny Testaverde. As well as the draft picks Beebe cleans Barry Cassel walk on Zach Robinson Ryan. Miller ...
[0:12:40] ... starting. Quarterbacks. Since marina. Since marina seventeen of them I'll. Jay Fiedler. Damon Huard. Ray Lucas is that the dolphins yes these are starting quarterbacks I tumors but these are people who started the game Pennington logs and time India and Brian greasy. AJ Feeley sage Rosenfeld. I. Gus Frerotte Gus Frerotte. Joey Harrington. Daunte Culpepper but this what Cleo Lemon I'm recruitment Trent Green John Beck Chad Pennington Chad Henne. Tyler Thigpen. Matt Moore and Ryan Tenet. Well that's since Dan Marino retired in 1999. I ...

At Friday morning's media session, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pressed about what might happen in Week 5 with Jimmy Garoppolo if he plays well. After three queries, Bill has had enough. Dino, Buck and Butch react.

[0:00:02] ... definitely throws all right well yeah. At a time when. John Jennings Tom Brady is just about done he is going to fall off a cliff Tom Brady is going to be a bomb in short order Gerry Callahan. And it is wet humility and determination. And boundless confidence in ...
[0:01:08] ... I don't know I gotta look. The got a good response from Bill Belichick just puberty backed up all my points he's been listening driving in this or off and everything you say but you rates ...
[0:02:39] ... book aren't covered. I think I. I mean isn't this the same Bill Belichick the other day stepped to the podium and said in week five Tom Brady will be our starting quarterly did. He did. So he opened the door for yes it's a departure for him right when ...
[0:07:50] ... My only point was Jerry's only point was. Why are you having Tom Brady out there when you're up forty points and somebody could just real up on his knee whether all of the bigs. What ...

CSN Patriots reporter Tom E. Curran joins Dino, Buck and Butch to talk the state of the Patriots as training camp opens.

[0:02:20] ... in the pre season. You have to be very protective of a Eric Parker would Booker for great scene is real return. Held hostage by injuries in terms of what they can your words 2011 in ...
[0:03:15] ... guys could you can't be run out Chris harper and you know Chris Hoke in. For Jimmy Ratko first which you're a political disaster. So everything is saying dovetails into an email I got a couple of days ago from a reader who says that this Brady. The drop below quota equal business is going to be huge distraction and training camp which I reply. There is no such thing as a distraction training camp because the Tebow being taught us otherwise the cup this is my opinion. A couple of years ago because Bill Belichick is so good at. What I noticed a few years back they parcel vote Tebow and small doses. Everyone got in nuts ...
[0:05:24] ... I scoffed at the concept. Of vengeance who were number two for Tom Brady that somehow some way. Tom Brady is actually going to elevate his game in anger and in response to Roger Goodell which is not to say I don't think. It's impossible that they will allow Tom Brady to play all four quarters and run up the score on some teams this year but I don't see Tom Brady. Having you know another. Pedal to the metal accelerator things that he's gonna raise his game even higher just to get back at Roger Goodell. No I don't rule are thicker. There will be over most courts of what we corner to listen to your smaller. So we all kinds of speculation and your evaluation done. As to what should the patriots to win Tom Brady's rated ago and we core outlook of eighteen when he retouched out. Maybe. That serves as motivation of people say well maybe ...
[0:12:16] ... And he says it's black arm band time Bobby and then when Tom Brady gods don't QB did so with a good paying. They get arrested Brady get to see that it's interesting story lines. Now this is a disaster on Embree and chaos obviously sow chaos so John's first question on September 12 to Jimmy garage door on patriots Monday as he wearing your black arm band having an attic of the operation be right back. Tom Brady is just about done. It could be his next game he plays it could be a year from now she is going ...

Dino, Buck and Butch discuss the Thursday practice opener of 2016 Patriots camp and the Jimmy G vs. Tom Brady scenario.

[0:02:07] ... just disagree with that I. Fight this far more interesting than knowing Tom Brady is going to suit up. On Sunday night September 11 against the Arizona Cardinals I am much more interest to watch this game with a right to disagree with him. For the simple reason that they don't have Tom Brady in the first four games in the ago who went to. They are flirting with losing won't be open Plath as you ...
[0:04:27] ... of Jimmy doubt that it will and I I agree with that. Tom Brady comes in week five against Cleveland healthy wealthy. Not banged up. Ready Google may be some rust or patriots played good they ...
[0:06:43] ... good thing because of the rest and apparatus into high Edinson if Tom Brady were not penalized. Would you think the record in the first four games would be. One of the worst right that they ...
[0:09:49] ... braves just about done he is going to fall off a cliff Tom Brady is going to be a bomb in short order Gerry Callahan. And it is wet humility and determination. And found let's. Confidence ...

Butch Stearns reads the news & salacious Headlines as Dino & Buck react.

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[0:05:03] ... would Dwight Evans our pregame I notice. For Red Sox whatever was World Series ALCS would ever worked for fox we were doing pre games now. In fairness that people at fox and the people running ...
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[0:11:38] ... native Slovenia. Maloney is online biography claimed that she had received the college degree. In architecture and is not an unauthorized book about her life called money trump the inside story if you read that to ...

The Boston Herald's Steve Buckley & Fox25's Butch Stearns are in studio to co-host with Dino. After some old-time banter, Buck goes politics and attempts to take on some D&C right wing callers on Hillary vs. Trump.
Dino is joined by Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald and Fox25's Butch Stearns as the guys discuss a late-night blown lead in Anaheim.

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MLB: Red Sox at Angels, 10:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mariners at Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Royals at Rangers, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Nationals at Giants, 11 p.m. (MLB Network)
Basketball: Women’s exhibition, United States vs. Canada, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Basketball: Men’s exhibition, United States vs. Venezuela, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)


Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon

— Nationals manager Dusty Baker has run out of patience with Jonathan Papelbon, and on Thursday night he pulled the veteran closer in the ninth inning after Papelbon gave up a single and walk while trying to protect a three-run lead over the Giants.

Papelbon has 19 saves but suffered two losses in the last week, giving up a combined six runs in those games. With the Nationals battling the Cubs for the best record in the National League, Baker did not want to risk another setback.

“I’m sure he felt badly, but I had to do what I had to do to win the ballgame,” Baker said. “I’m sure that Pap didn’t like it, but I’m sure that he understands.”

Oliver Perez took over and allowed a walk to load the bases. That was followed by a grounder to third that looked like it could be a game-ending double play, but a defensive miscue at second allowed all runners to advance without an out. Perez then struck out Denard Span, and Shawn Kelley was called on for the final out, which he got by striking out Angel Pagan.

Papelbon, whose fastball topped out at 91 mph once, took the team-first approach after the 4-2 win.

“The object is to win the game,” the former Red Sox closer said. “Do what you can do to win the game.”

Added Papelbon: “Turn the page and prepare like you always have every day and go out and be successful. You can’t help the outcome or worry about it, you just go like you do every day.”

— Speaking publicly for the first time since his NFL suspension for substance abuse was lifted this week, Browns receiver Josh Gordon insisted he’s learned from his mistakes.

“I definitely think I’m a different person,” he told reporters in Berea, Ohio, where the team’s training camp began. “If you haven’t changed over a period of time, it’s definitely a bad thing. I think me standing here is a testament to that.”

Gordon, who has been suspended four times in his short career, said he’s “taking the necessary steps” to avoid any more issues. While he did not apologize for missing 27 of the his team’s last 32 games, he was frank about his immature behavior.

“In the past I’ve been a selfish player, I’ll definitely admit that,” the 25-year-old said. “I wanted to do things my way. As a young man that’s just kind of how you see it, you don’t really want to make time to do other things. But things turn around, people change, it’s possible to change. It takes people some learning, but eventually you get to that point and I think I have.”

— Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is AWOL from the team, skipping the charter flight to California for training camp.

McClain, who was suspended for the first 10 games of the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, was re-signed for one year in the offseason. He did not participate in OTAs but was on hand June’s mandatory minicamp, although he did not practice because he wasn’t in shape. McClain also missed the first four games of last season due to an NFL suspension.

The Cowboys could choose to release McClain in an effort to pick up some cap space, but team executives were mum about their plan Thursday. A press conference is scheduled for Friday.

“That’s another one that’s a work in progress,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said of McClain. “We’ll leave it at that.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 29, 1988, the Red Sox traded Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling to the Orioles for which player?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s a great opportunity. You’ve got to go out there, take advantage of it. You don’t get many opportunities in this league. You might only get one, so you’ve got to make the best of it.” — Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, on filling in for Tom Brady for the first four games of the season

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Consecutive losses for the Red Sox, their longest skid of the season, following Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Angels

‘NET RESULTS: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo picks on White Sox catcher Dioner Navarro (a former teammate), at one point pulling the batting gloves out of his pants and throwing them on the ground.

Dirk Nowitzki shows that his basketball skills do not translate to the soccer pitch, as he fails miserably attempting a bicycle kick during his charity game in Germany.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pitcher Mike Boddicker

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Geddy Lee, lead singer of Rush, was born on this day in 1953.

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Jerry Spar
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