Despite their fast start, the Yankees are starting to show signs of age as they head to Boston for a three-game series that starts Friday. At Thursday's Morning Mashup, we take a look at what they're saying in New York about the fact that three of the "Core Four" are ailing, with pitcher Andy Pettitte the latest to limp off the field. Plus, check out videos of Jack Nicholson's tirade at a Lakers game, Orlando's "Dwightmare on Elm Street" commercial, and a kid falling down (because that never gets old).
Despite dropping into a 3-0 hole in their best-of-seven series with a 4-1 loss to the Bruins Wednesday night, the Flyers still believe they are "fine" and outplayed the B's for much of the teams' latest showdown. “Well, we outplayed them pretty much in the first two periods. Our confidence was fine, we just couldn’t get the puck past Tuukka [Rask],” said Arron Asham, who scored the Flyers' only goal. “He made some big saves for them and blocked a lot of shots. I think we play the same way Friday night, we will be fine.” One of the B's standouts, Blake Wheeler, had a different take. “We were just kind of playing a rope-a-dope and not letting them get many chances on net and they were pressing a little bit," Wheeler said. "And when that happens, you seem to be able to capitalize....
Controversial outfielder Milton Bradley, struggling in his first season in Seattle, asked the Mariners for help with "emotional stress," according to manager Don Wakamatsu. The team announced that Bradley is out indefinitely while he seeks an outside assessment of his personal issues.
On Tuesday, Bradley was removed from the game in the sixth inning after he became angry following two strikeouts. Bradley left the stadium soon after, and several players described his mindset Tuesday night as "not good." On Wednesday morning, Bradley, batting .214 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games, asked for a meeting with Wakamatsu and general manager Jack Zduriencik and requested help.
"The fact he has stood up and asked for us to help him, I think, is an extremely important step for him as a young man," Zduriencik said.
Mo Cassara, who was an assistant basketball coach under Al Skinner at Boston College the past four seasons, was named head coach at Hofstra. He replaces Tim Welsh, who resigned this week after being detained by police on suspicion of DWI last Friday, a month after he was hired.
Prior to BC, Cassara served as head coach at Division 3 Clark University in Worcester. He takes over a Hofstra team that went 19-15 last season under Tom Pecroa, who now is at Fordham.
"Mo's experience in the Atlantic Coast Conference and his basketball pedigree will be great additions to Hofstra, and we look forward to an exciting era of Pride Basketball," Hofstra athletic director Jack Hayes said. "Mo has quickly gained the trust of our athletes, and we are delighted that he will lead our program."
Red Sox captain Jason Varitek suggested that the criticism of teammate David Ortiz following his team's 5-1 win over the Angels on Tuesday was out of line. Though the Sox rallied late for the victory, much of the postgame conversation revolved around whether it was time for Ortiz -- who went 0-for-4 on Tuesday with two strikeouts and two double play grounders -- should be benched. Varitek objected to the line of thinking.
“We win a game [Tuesday] night and [the struggle of Ortiz] is the top story. That’s B.S. That was a huge win for us,” said Sox catcher Jason Varitek. “He’s a part of our team. He’s not our whole team. He had a night like he did [Wednesday], he hit a huge valuable run that was our go-ahead run. I’m very happy for him.”
On Wednesday, Ortiz remained in the lineup and hit a homer while going 2-for-3 with a walk.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had two doubles and a walk and scored two runs in the win over the Phillies.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Recapping the evolution of the Deflategate witch hunt.
A compilation of all the trolls featured on D&C&M during Deflategate.
Kirk was The Breakfast Club's Donkey of the Day...
As the guys say goodbye to Aloha Friday and their last day of freedom from Glen Ordway, the Big O himself calls in to tell the guys that he's back in charge.
Lou and Christian grill Gary for his stance that Tom Brady is still guilty, and callers chime in to rip Gary.
Lou, Christian and Gary listen to comments made by Tom Brady's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, and discuss what he said about why he thinks the NFL shouldn't appeal.
Dale, Michael and Jerry revisit the news that Brady will be on the field for Week One and discuss what the Krafts could and should do about their penalty.
On today's Final Drive the guys hear from Bill Burr and his thoughts on Deflategate, and LaRoy has another rap -- aptly themed around Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned.
There's been a lot of fools during the Deflategate saga, and we take a look at some of the biggest, most obnoxious ones.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with another a edition of the Fantasy Football Podcast. The opening of the 2015 NFL Season is just days away and the Fantasy Football draft season is at its peak. This week’s installment of the Fantasy Football Podcast features conversation about 36 Running Backs, how they are ranked and why. Plenty of insight to help you win at the position in your drafts. Good luck with your drafts and enjoy the show!
Jerry Thornton is joined by Richard J. King, author of the new book titled Meeting Tom Brady. The two discuss King's book as well as their undying love for TB12.
Sam, Alex and Paul discuss a recent article in Rolling Stone about Russell WIlson and pretty much rip him to shreds.
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A fiery Bobby Valentine joined Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley and fired back about rumors of him being late to the ballpark, the perception that he's given up on the year, and more on the 2012 Red Sox debacle.More from this show
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.More from this show