Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

[0:00:06] ... Motor Speedway joining us on the AT&T hotline. The president and CEO Boston Red Sox Larry Lucchino it's been a while Larry have you missed us. Not very much -- -- a pretty busy is schedule with ...
[0:00:50] ... -- Henry sent an email to The Herald saying the talks with Jon Lester have been able now to me. Reading between alliance that presents an air of finality. Debt. That in my in the case ...
[0:01:24] ... best for the current negotiations. And it's that in part. Respect for Jon Lester and his desire to postpone this until after the season. He's not an extraordinary role and. Is that the last five or ...
[0:02:12] ... shaped and formed. The direction of this negotiation more than the other Jon Lester suggesting you detect a hometown discount where the original offer reportedly be seventy million dollars. You know I don't conflict and into ...






Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.

[0:00:06] ... we think there may be some. Light at the end of the Jon Lester story panel. This is from C so -- robber in The Herald today. If Jon Lester received this morning Jon Lester -- the Red Sox won't be until after the season in an email to The Herald last night. John Henry said the teams agreed not to resume contract talks with its ace lefthander until the season is done while so that means ...
[0:03:17] ... that the only reason. Michael Sam is currently a distraction. Is that Tony Dungy is comment has made him such. Well that's interesting in and probably at the moment probably true Jeff Fisher was that took the round -- how much distraction. -- sample the first day. And apparently there's a maybe an extra camera ...
[0:04:27] ... close to a distraction here. My my point is if not for Tony Dungy. What form would this distraction with Michael Sam take. A couple extra cameras for a couple of days I mean. I don't ...
[0:05:31] ... -- -- -- actually -- -- -- you -- -- -- Because Jeff Fisher said there's only one extra camera. We just say oh well I guess Hillary register camera -- what borderline -- gonna be ...






The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

[0:01:38] ... on -- asked and aviation expert and religion equation flown into a black hole. And gone into. Like outer space I mean. I tickets are looking at these possibilities out these planes disappear and your relatives ...
[0:02:37] ... that's not wanna see that was that are kind of about which. Adam Baldwin's yes. Part of -- about it's that there's that we have there's -- at a ball yes. Not one honorable and they'll know Houston you know Foreman jacket yes my bodyguard. Captains in the movie when when. I'm Patrick Swayze was hillbilly went to Chicago -- the in his -- deliberately and -- and all right yes written on. I believe not ...
[0:05:44] ... talk about it after guy -- he's dead he spoke with a black hole is all. Harris soma is another unfortunate victim of plane flight. He died. Trying to fly these trainee pilot single engine aircraft ...
[0:10:16] ... one and remember those days not so much anymore. Bad news for John Travolta yesterday well you this is this is level that you think you've got a toughness is going to be a tough day for John. When pilots Doug got to -- October. Doctor but I got a raw data Barack. Spoke to TM is -- six -- affair with the let him sleep with men charged with treatment John Travolta Nash require virtual camps after the cease and desist. That's out now he's going to be allowed to write this book and allow I guess anything he wants in the book and he is saying it's going to be full of the -- hole. It all you need to resulting in an intimate relationship with John Travolta is that I was shocked. Shock now but what -- -- get some details. My same is going to be so. Any ...






The guys opened the show discussing how dumb the idea is of bringing the Olympics to Boston.

[0:00:34] ... you started with a couple. Certainly drafting Tony -- And passing on Dan Marino might be up there yet we agree on that yes this is very -- at -- and decent. Well jets -- topic ...
[0:01:41] ... not -- -- mean it's spooky weird but. You don't really blame Bill Belichick how that MG guy is and like. 52 album ever -- of them are less valuable and crawled. Out there. He what ...
[0:02:33] ... Is gonna do his duty especially that you be out there Hotmail Rodney Harrison -- -- kick offs. They're not Europe forget according flip flop. Flip -- tight end to keep a tight end all right ...
[0:08:19] ... got a horse won. Ago Michael Smith the before or less Smith Michael Young. I don't for for a picnic and yeah -- income Michael entry into it from. The lefty. Which reminds me of this ...






Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Air Algerie flight disappears

Just a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed near the Russia-Ukraine border, another tragedy could be in the making. An Air Algerie flight to Algiers from Burkina Faso with 116 passengers aboard, including 50 French citizens, disappeared from radar early Thursday morning after flying over the Sahara Desert.

“I’m running out of airlines to fly,” Callahan said. “Malaysia’s out, Algeria’s [out.]”

“I’m thinking Fung Wah is the option here. That’s probably a safer thing,” Dennis said.

“Maybe it went to Middle Earth, maybe it will show up on “Game of Thrones” next year,”Callahan said.

“That would be a good season premier for that show, If they had that,” Minihane added.

Indiana teen pilot dies while attempting around-the-world flight

An Indiana teen pilot’s ambitious attempt to set a new record for an around-the-world journey reached a tragic conclusion Wednesday.

Harris Suleman, 17, and his father, Babar Suleman, were killed when Harris’ plane crashed shortly after departing from Pago Pago in American Samoa.

Father and son began their journey on June 19 in an effort to raise money for a nonprofit that builds homes in Pakistan.

“Let’s say it together, Dino: ‘They died doing what they loved,’ ” Callahan said.

Weird Al” album earns top top spot in Billboard charts

The top album in the United States does not belong to Beyonce, Justin Timberlake or any of the usual suspects. That honor goes to parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic, whose “Mandatory Fun” album is the first comedy album to top the Billboard charts since 1963.

“How does he have the No. 1 record in the country? Who buys albums anymore anyway?” Minihane asked.

“Weird Al has had like a renaissance. People know like him. … They’ve embraced him,” Minihane added.

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Conor Ryan

In Wednesday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed unusual drink concoctions, the newest landscaping craze to hit Massachusetts and the dumbest thing they ever did after an argument with a girlfriend. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher revealed at ACC media day Monday that he usually puts peanuts into his Coca-Cola, a drink that is apparently very popular in the South.

“There’s an absolute dividing line. Anything from Virginia and below, this is a thing, peanuts in Coca-Cola. Anything above: no way. No one has done it before,” Benz said, adding: “It’s supposed to be sweet and salty, which I also don’t like. I hate chocolate-covered pretzels.”

“See, I love chocolate-covered pretzels,” Fauria responded.

– Goats may be coming to the Merloni household in the coming days.

“My reaction is, you’re living my life. Do you know how badly my wife wants a goat?” Benz asked.

Merloni said that his family may use The Goatscaping Company out of Plymouth in order to help with some yard work over a week-long stretch.

“A lot of people have so much brush, whether you’ve got poison ivy, sumac, weeds, pricker bushes, you name it. They bring goats to your house, you rent goats per day. They keep them there for about a week. … They enclose the area that you want cleaned out. … You put them in there for like a week and they take it all down, I mean, they just clear it right to the ground,” Merloni said.

“My wife is going to be all over this now,” Benz said.

– LSU defensive end Trey Lealaimatafao might miss the entire 2014 season after punching a glass window in the LSU weight room after getting into a fight with his girlfriend. The players suffered a severe arm injury.

Fauria used the news as an opportunity to dish on what was the dumbest thing that the MFB hosts did after an argument with their girlfriends.

“I got into an argument with this girl back in high school, a girl I was dating,” Fauria said. “I got into a fight with her, thought that we had kind of made up, had a basketball game the next day, put her name on my shoes and was like all happy, giddy, bouncing around thinking I was going to have a good game. … She rolls in with another dude. Here I am with her name on my shoe and obviously there’s no Sharpie, there’s no nothing, and so the whole game, I’m sitting there going, ‘I guess I just didn’t pick up on the signals that we were broken up.’ “

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.

[0:00:55] ... this. It is like threatening disease. -- Austin does. So bad for Jake Peavy. JP -- -- for -- yeah a lot of guys ladies tees. We talked to a couple occasions spring training he seems ...
[0:02:47] ... station yesterday talk about if you can get a -- Deal for Jake Peavy you move him. Adams and stroke big deal went pastoral. Are getting no big deal now EV I believe. It was Jim ...
[0:03:40] ... it is considerable. Run support per nine innings leaders having my hand Major League Baseball all the Major League Baseball it's a -- guys qualify for the the answer is 984. Guess we're Jake Peavy is on the list of 94. HL and NL pitchers in run support. The senate -- that would be wrong 93. While. He's next to last two point nine mill runs were run minding pitch it -- a 117 innings by the way. Who's 92 just ahead of him. No run support. Just the margin. Eric Stults -- last. 60%. And he's leaves the American League in homers -- yeah correct in a second in the major leagues the ...
[0:06:28] ... and it's over their last play out back. They went three -- Saddam Hussein that he said act they'll say that back now. Will we decided number -- of these ten games there were eleven days ...






The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

[0:11:42] ... dungy says. The bill one. You know these these these international -- Tony Dungy. I mean he's I put him right up with -- Casey Anthony Aaron Hernandez would new Adolf Hitler yes and -- sure put him I national quite a -- -- -- -- a local public utility. Now -- -- -- was -- -- he's with David Tyree I swear I would -- that's good read his comments again and into you know and tried to. And it Jim he ...
[0:14:38] ... -- write about it Friday nurses that he'd beat beat beat. Well Antonio Pierce agreed -- them Antonio produced we have that he. He has a full time job and he -- -- -- in the Hudson River a couple of days yeah I mean are they talking at ESPN now about lop off his head -- Antonio appears. I thought -- done dungy did a great job confuse honest I think most people the situation that give. Given the politically correct answer a lot of guys feel totally different what they're saying don't camera from a reporter so. Tony Dungy was honest. And I agree however -- of Michael's that was a team they're now still playing and we're here in New ...
[0:16:19] ... the most mitigating. Back to you read yesterday or this morning regarding Tony Dungy is giving him. -- of what he said but I think sheds a lot of light on his position. Was at that time of my interview -- -- Tony Dungy speaking beat Oprah Winfrey reality show. Was going to chronicle Michael's first season. And -- -- was ten weeks ago this interview ...
[0:17:27] ... he's probably right that's why he's getting killed because big people like John Amaechi and seeds Ziegler and all the PC keep Goldman's in all them they think. What he really feels it is so that's ...






Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Gun used by Boston Marathon bomber linked to alleged heroin dealer

Stephen Silva, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill MIT police officer Sean Collier during the manhunt, according to reports.

“So he’s in trouble,” Dennis said.

Silva initially appeared in federal court on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.

“I love the fact that they’re onto these bums and they’re not messing around,” Callahan said. “These rats will all turn on each other and pretty soon we’ll know the lineup — because Dzhokhar doesn’t get a turn, he’s the last one — of witnesses and friends that will point the finger and say, ‘He did it, he knew what he was doing, he was doing it for Allah,’ and it’s going to be a slam-dunk case.”

Auschwitz selfie teen shows no regrets in appearance with Meghan McCain

Breanna Mitchell, the Alabama teenager who tweeted a smiling selfie from Auschwitz concentration camp, told Meghan McCain in an appearance on TakePart Live that she has no regrets.

Mitchell said she had studied the Holocaust with her late father and made the trip in his memory.

“That’s way she smiled in front of Auschwitz. You have a problem with that?” Minihane said sarcastically.

Callahan said: “It is the most embarrassing picture. You can see the barracks, or whatever you call them, in the background.”

“You can see the camps right behind her,” Minihane said. “She’s got her iPad or iPhone in her hand and she’s smiling like a dope.”

Nearly 80 cats hoarded in Arizona home retrieved by police

Police and animal rescue workers removed 79 cats from an Arizona home on Monday.

According to police, the house was foreclosed and and sold July 17 after previous homeowner Jean Whitaker was cited three days earlier for failure to maintain premises.

Authorities reportedly found that a number of the cats were dead, and there was some human excrement on the floor.

“Maybe they were saving it to play stoolball,” Callahan said, joking about the story regarding the English sport in Tuesday’s Boston Globe.

Said Dennis: “Imagine what that house must’ve smelled like.”

Starbucks barista faces firing over small tattoo

A Starbucks barista in Michigan is facing a difficult dilemma. The woman, whose first name, Kayla, was only provided, was told by her employer that she must get rid of her tattoo in 30 days or resign.

Kayla, 27, said she had the tattoo, which she described as a little heart that can be covered with a thumb, when she was hired by Starbucks five years ago.

Starbucks said the company policy bars baristas from having visible tattoos.

“They do a fine job, the baristas,” Callahan said. “They go to school and learn and get the orders right, but don’t they often kind of look, I don’t know, they look eccentric.

“Don’t they often have earrings, nose rings, fake glasses? You can’t have a little heart tattoo on your hand?”

Said Minihane: “You have to have the fake, non-prescription glasses.”

“They’re very nice people there,” Callahan said.

Minihane questioned their sincerity, saying: “They’re almost too nice.”

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Nick Canelas