In Thursday's Morning Mashup we have video of Joe Girardi telling a White Sox fan off after the Yankees lost their third straight in Chicago. New York's lead in the AL East lead is down to the three games over the Rays, but the team isn't panicking.
Via ESPN New York:
"Oh, is it down to three games?" Nick Swisher said.
Asked if he was worried, Swisher said, "No, not really. That's not my style. Maybe somebody else is, but not me, man. I know the talent we have in here and I know what we're capable of doing. It's just not coming out right now."
Also in Thursday's Morning Mashup: Boomer Esiason thinks Tim Tebow is a third string quarterback, Brandon McCarthy's wife is hilarious, and much more. Check it out at the Out of Bounds blog.
Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia offered a passionate defense of young tackles Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon on Wednesday, saying that “all young tackles struggle on plays and protections in this league” while talking about the second-year Solder, who has taken over at the left tackle spot for Matt Light, who retired following the 2011 season.
“I think Nate Solder’s a better player today than he was all of last year. So you figure that out,” Scarnecchia told reporters. “Next question.”
Scarnecchia recalled the rookie year of Matt Light, who replaced four-time All Pro Bruce Armstrong in 2001.
“I think all young tackles struggle on plays in protection in this league,” Scarnecchia told reporters. “Just do a little thinking. Who did Matt Light replace? Bruce Armstrong. Did any of you think it would be easy? Did you think [Light] had any problems with it...
Clay Buchholz was tagged for seven runs and a season-high 12 hits as the Angels handed the Red Sox their third straight loss, 7-3, Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Buchholz, who has been the clear ace of the Red Sox staff this season, gave up seven runs for the second time this season and the first time since allowing eighth hits and seven runs in his first start of the season on April 8 in Detroit.
The 12 hits allowed also matched a career high for Buchholz, tying his 12 hits surrendered on April 26, 2011 in Baltimore. Buchholz lost for the first time since July 14 at Tampa Bay and just the second time in nine decisions dating back to May 16. Scott Podsednik had three hits in the losing cause for the Red Sox, who fell to 59-65. It's the first time they've been six under .500 since they were 13-19 on May 11.
Maicer Izturis had three hits for the Angels (66-60) who won their second straight after a four-game losing streak. ...
LOWELL -- Speaking prior to Milan Lucic's Rock & Jock softball game Wednesday night, Bruins players discussed their potential plans for the coming season in the event that there is a lockout. The current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on Sept. 15, and Wednesday's negotiating session between executives from both sides was rocky enough for negotiations to be rescheduled for Thursday.
Dennis Seidenberg played in the AHL during the 2004-05 lockout, but he hinted at playing in his native Germany next season if the NHL isn't an option. One draw of playing in Germany would be the opportunity to play with his younger brother, Yannic, who is a forward for Adler Mannheim of the German Hockey League.
"Well, my brother plays in Germany, so it would be nice to play with him if it gets to that point," Seidenberg said, "but for now I haven't put enough thought into it to say what I'm going to do."...
LOWELL -- Milan Lucic weighed in on the status of collective bargaining agreement negotiations prior to his Rock & Jock softball game Wednesday night, discussing what the next month may hold for the Bruins and the rest of the league.
Lucic hasn't been able to attend any meetings thus far, but he said he has paid close attention to the negotiations between the league and the players' association. Executives from the league and NHLPA, including league commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, met in Toronto Wednesday, but got nowhere. The negotiations were cancelled before they began, and the two sides will meet again Thursday.
"Obviously there's a lot of stuff that needs to be resolved," Lucic said. "There's a lot of issues that are being talked about and there's a lot of things that from a player and a union standpoint, that we want and obviously from an owner's standpoint, what they want....
Pete Sheppard and Chris Price continue the breakdowns of the Pats and Steelers with Big Ben out due to injury. Obviously, the Pats D has to look to stop Le'Veon Bell. Pete also thinks LeGarrette Blount will have a big day as he looks for some revenge against his old team. Also, this is NOT your father's Steelers defense. With Stephen Gostkowski struggling a bit in the FG game as of late, special teams will most definitely be a factor at windy Heinz Field.
Pete and Chris discuss the very long Belichick presser on Friday in which he touched on a variety of topics...and stories. Then they start to get into the X's and O's and why they think the Pats will come away with a victory today.
Pete and Chris kick off NFL Sunday getting into the Josh Brown debacle for the NY Giants and the NFL. Ratings are down, the suspensions and fines have no transparency and now another domestic violence situation that the league totally botched...Not good!
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Mut and Tom E. Curran talk about the NFL's response to the recent decline in ratings for the league. They talk about some of the issues that could be contributing, such as poor officiating and lack of rivalries.More from this show