Peter Nash, former rapper, baseball memorabilia collector and part-owner of the Fenway bar McGreevy's, is facing some financial and legal problems. It's an interesting story involving the shady business that memorabilia collecting has become. That, plus links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox are 'close' to sending third baseman Mike Lowell to the Texas Rangers for minor league catcher Max Ramirez. While one source said the deal could still "blow up" it appears that the main issue revolves around the Red Sox' ownership approving the agreement to play $9 million of the $12 million owned Lowell for the 2010 season, along with medical clearances. Medical information hadn't been exchanged as of early Thursday morning. The teams would also need approval from Major League Baseball since any more than $1 million would be sent in the transaction. WEEI.com was first to report the particulars of the deal, with FoxSports.com first reporting that the trade was near completion. For more on...
INDIANAPOLIS - Agent Scott Boras, in an exclusive interview with Lou Merloni, said that he has a good working relationship with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, and that Boston's failed negotiations for first baseman Mark Teixeira (before he signed with the Yankees last year) would not affect how he does business with Boston going forward.
“We value working with [the Red Sox],” Boras told Merloni, “and we’ll continue to do so.”
The Sox met with Boras on Wednesday. According to major-league sources, they have interest in Boras clients Matt Holliday and Adrian Beltre, with the former tied up with the team's interest in Jason Bay, and the latter likely requiring the team to deal Mike Lowell to free a spot.
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For the second straight season, the Harvard basketball team traveled to Conte Forum and stunned Boston College, posting a 74-67 victory Wednesday night. Jeremy Lin (25 points) and Keith Wright (21 points) combined to hit 16-of-23 shots for the Crimson, who shot 50 percent as a team. Joe Trapani scored 21 points for the Eagles, who shot the ball at a 38 percent clip. BC had a four-point lead at the half and led by seven points after a Trapani free throw with 14:25 left. Harvard then went on a 17-2 run to take a 53-45 lead after a Wright layup with 8:22 remaining. BC closed to within two points after a Reggie Jackson three-point play with 36 seconds left, but that was as close as it would get as the Crimson hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 34 seconds. Harvard, coming off a six-point loss to 14th-ranked UConn on Sunday, improved to 7-2. BC, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, fell to 6-3.
INDIANAPOLIS -- A major league source confirmed that the Rangers are interested in acquiring Mike Lowell, but they would only be able to do so if the Red Sox picked up most of his salary. According to the source, Texas would consider using Lowell at first base (spelling Chris Davis), third base (sharing time with Michael Young) and designated hitter. WEEI.com reported earlier that the Rangers and Red Sox had talked about Texas' acquisition of Lowell, with one source citing it as "possible, but not close". For more see the Full Count Blog.
Kyle Arrington of the New England Patriots joins Butch Stearns and DJ Bean to talk about this weekend's match-up at home against the Buffalo Bills
Rodney Harrison of NBC Sports previews Pats-Bills and the rest of the NFL.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about the Patriots clinching homefield advantage and who the AFC is contenders.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Rodney Harrison joins Ben Volin and Danny Piccard to talk about Pats-Bills and the rest of the NFL.
Just like on a Sunday morning in the summer, Butch Stearns and Steve Buckley hit the airwaves to talk about the Bruins win last night, and Patriots possibly resting starters against Buffalo this Sunday.
Nancy Frates called in to discuss her son Pete and her granddaughter Lucy.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Butch Stearns and DJ Bean to talk about week 17 in the NFL and the Patriots chances as the number one overall seed in the AFC
Butch Stearns talks about social contracts, DJ Bean reads a story from The New York Post that he finds corny, Producer Tom Carroll talks about the possibility of Kevin Garnett's number being retired by the Celtics, and Producer Paul Chartier talks about everything DJ hates
Bruins Play-by-Play announcer breaks down the Bruins season so far.
For each of the 4 major sports teams, we give our naughty and nice lists.
Jerry and DJ are out to prove that this Christmas classic is one of the creepiest songs of all-time
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
DJ and Scott reveal the greatest Christmas song of all time: Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs." They also discuss the Christmas outrage of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs" being left off Rumours.
Scott McLaughlin of WEEI and Chris Peters of CBS’ Eye on Hockey preview this year’s World Junior Championship and break down Team USA’s strengths and weaknesses. The U.S. opens the tournament against Finland on Friday.
Sam and Ben react to the Rondo trade and talk about the top 5 players in the NBA. The Celtics get their 2014 superlatives.