Former Red Sox pitcher Oil Can Boyd joined Dennis & Callahan for a bizarre interview Friday morning to talk about his forthcoming autobiography and his admission that he regularly used drugs during his memorable 1986 season. Before angrily hanging up on the hosts after being warned not to swear so much, Boyd told D&C he still smokes marijuana daily, accused Hall of Famer Wade Boggs of being a bigot who regularly used the n-word when they were teammates in Boston, and claimed that he performed at less than half of capability and would be in the Hall of Fame had he taken better care of his body.
Boyd, whose book is "They call me Oil Can: Baseball, drugs and life on the edge," said he was raised in a household in Mississippi where alcohol abuse was prevalent, and he had no way to escape it.
"I experienced drinking when I was small because I had parents that drank. I had uncles that drank, grandparents that drank, uncles and...
According to a report in the New York Daily News, Junior Seau's family told a Chicago brain research institute that it plans to donate the former Patriots linebacker's brain to Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. The BU center has become well known for its work studying deceased players' brains for evidence of trauma.
"This specimen needs to be examined," said Dr. Julian Bailes, director of the Brain Injury Research Institute in Chicago. "It doesn't matter who does it. There are only two groups doing this kind of work."
The San Diego County medical examiner ruled Seau's death a suicide Thursday.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
After missing the final nine games of the regular season and the first two games of the series against the Hawks, Ray Allen will play in Game 3 tonight against Atlanta.
Doc Rivers said before the game that the bothersome left ankle responded well to treatment and Thursday's practice, in which Allen participated in all 75 minutes, mostly consisting of half-court sets.
"He looked OK in shoot around," Rivers said of Allen's work Friday morning. "But he was aggressive."
Allen said last week that he will have surgery in the off-season to remove bone spurs in the ankle, suffered when he twisted it badly on March 12 in Los Angeles in the fourth quarter of a win over the Clippers. Allen, the NBA's all-time 3-point king, averaged 14.2 points this season in 46 games, including his last four when he came off the bench for the first time in his five years with the Celtics.
Allen should provide some outside...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered a torn right knee ligament while shagging fly balls during batting practice before Thursday night's game against the Royals in Kansas City and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
"I thought it wasn't that bad, but it's torn," Rivera said in the locker room after the Yankees' 4-3 loss. "Have to fix it."
Rivera, 42, had been considering retirement at the end of the season. Thursday night, he wasn't ready to make a decision.
"At this point, I don't know," he said. "Going to have to face this first. It all depends on how the rehab is going to happen, and from there, we'll see."
The Red Sox have moved Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list in order to free up room on the 40-man roster for the addition of pitcher Aaron Cook.
The Sox officially promoted Cook to the 25-man major league roster Thursday night, optioning shortstop Jose Iglesias to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Cook is scheduled to make his first start for the Red Sox Saturday, taking the place of Josh Beckett. Beckett is missing his start due to a sore right lat muscle.
Crawford had been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the season due to the rehabilitation of a surgically repaired left wrist, and is currently dealing with a sprained ligament in his left elbow.
Iglesias went 2-for-3 with a run in Pawtucket's 6-4 loss to Buffalo Thursday night, raising his batting average to .216. He didn't appear in either of the two games he was active for during his latest stint with the Red Sox.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys finish the show bantering about Max Kellerman apparently getting the Skip Bayless job, Iceland's win over England in the Euro 2016, and Caitlyn Jenner on SI
Texas Rangers sideline reporter Emily Jones likes getting doused by Gatorade. A D&C caller accuses the guys of being sexist in their analysis, which leads to a debate of the hottest sideline reporters in sports.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Tuesday's Dale and Holley show which feature some measure of tension during the interview with John Farrell and during a Rick Porcello debate
After an embarrassing outing last night, Angry Lou rips into Eduardo Rodriguez, who seems to not realize that he needs more than two pitches in the big leagues.
Angry Lou is angry at Red Sox manager John Farrell, who is misusing his roster and didn't give Xander Bogaerts a night off last night, even though they made a roster move for a back-up shortstop.
Angry Lou is still rolling, and this time he focuses his anger at Dave Dombrowski for not getting a left fielder during the off season and for general bad roster construction.
Inspired by the tease of being great that Eduardo Rodriguez showed us in the past, we look at four other Sox players that had similar teases.
We close out Dale and Holley with the best soundbites of the day.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Jerry Thornton and "Uncle Buck" Adam Cormack break down the greatest season finale of all-time, the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. Jerry and Uncle Buck debate if this season was the greatest season in television history.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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