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06/08/2011 - 10:28am
Remy on D&C: Ortiz 'bat flip didn't annoy me'

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, following the Sox' 6-4 victory over the Yankees Tuesday night in New York.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi criticized David Ortiz for flipping his bat after hitting a home run off rookie Hector Noesi in the fifth inning. Remy defended the designated hitter.

"The bat flip didn't annoy me last night because [Ortiz] did it. He's done that in the past. He's done that quite a few times, and it's almost become accepted in the game today," Remy said. "I didn't think very much of it, except that when he made contact he knew it was gone, so he just kind of gave it a little flip and that was it."

Another reason for the Yankees to be upset is because Mark Teixeira had to leave the game after being hit by a Jon Lester pitch. He was one of two batters hit by the Sox lefty.

"Both those pitches were cut fastballs that...

06/08/2011 - 9:54am
Sully on D&C: B's fans harass Green Men

A noticeably tired Sully, one of the two Green Men who support the Canucks, checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to discuss his experiences with Bruins fans at TD Garden in Game 3 Monday night.

Sully and his compatriot Force were up all night after going to Yankee Stadium to cheer on the Red Sox Tuesday night. The duo did not don their Green Men bodysuits in New York, taking a day off after the intensity of Monday night.

Despite having a few run-ins, Sully said he's been pleased with Boston fans. "It was kind of a mixed bag [Monday]," he said. "I'd say about 90 percent of the people were just awesome and really took to us. The other 10 percent were kind of the guys that had a couple too many beverages and were not too cool with it.

"Probably the most unfortunate part was, right after the Aaron Rome hit, we took a couple of threats from a couple of rows down. And there was a family right in...

06/08/2011 - 9:21am
Cherry on D&C: 'Dumb' to put Chara in front

Hockey Night in Canada analyst and former Bruins coach Don Cherry joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to offer his thoughts on a suddenly intense Stanley Cup finals that continues with Game 4 Wednesday night.

The Bruins put together an inspiring performance in Game 3, and Cherry said he thinks the Bruins can build off the 8-1 victory. He credits Shawn Thornton as the key to Boston's resurgence.

"The big thing was Thornton," he said. "At the start of the second game, I said, 'Why isn't Thornton in the game? [The Canucks are] running the Bruins, they own the Bruins right now. They don't get Thornton in the game. Get some banging going in there and play like Bruins, and it's going to be four straight.' Why Thornton wasn't in there from the start, I don't know. It was Thornton that set the tone."

Cherry also questioned B's coach Claude Julien's decision to remove Tyler Seguin from the lineup. "Seguin...

06/08/2011 - 8:00am
David Ortiz' quest to make being a designated hitter cool again

David Ortiz made his mark once again, this time via a two-run homer Tuesday night. (AP)NEW YORK -- The image paved the way for the question.

There was David Ortiz launching a Hector Noesi fastball into the throng of Yankees fans sitting in the right field seats. Then came a hesitation and bat flip just before Ortiz began his journey around the bases, punctuating the moment (while perturbing the opposition's manager).

It was Ortiz' 21st career Yankee Stadium home run in 77 regular season games, equaling his total while playing 252 home games at Minnesota's Metrodome.

So, could -- even with his perceived loyalties toward the Red Sox organization he has been a part of since 2003 -- the DH envision himself calling The House That George Built home, getting even more well-acquainted with that temptress of a right field...

06/08/2011 - 7:45am
Mashup: Cubs draft Gretzky's son

In the seventh round of the amateur draft Tuesday, the Cubs drafted Southern California high school player Trevor Gretzky, son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Gretzky is a first baseman who has committed to San Diego State. Gretzky said he was introduced to baseball when his father was playing in New York for the Rangers. "I remember him taking me to a Yankee game, and ever since then I wanted to play, and it's been my dream to be in the major leagues since then," he said.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


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