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Friday’s Mashup: Mike Francesa’s new app will cost a staggering $8.99 per month

Lucy Burdge
August 24, 2018 - 7:07 am

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: NY Yankees at Baltimore, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: Seattle at Arizona, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Mike Francesa has announced his new app, which is set to be released on Friday, will cost a staggering $8.99 a month, or $98.99 for a one-year subscription.

For this price, here is what you get:

In a press release about the app, Francesa said, “I wanted to create my own exclusive platform to provide fans and subscribers with fresh content to complement the WFAN program they have known and trusted for decades. But with a level of information and immediacy they have never experienced before.”

-- White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech acknowledged on Thursday he posted offensive tweets years ago and has deleted them.

He posted the tweets when he was 17 years-old and said that is not who he is now.

"I had to delete some stuff," he said. "Things I said that were immature and inappropriate. I used some poor language in there. Obviously, I'm trying to be looked at as a role model and the last thing I want to do is have some kid look at what I'm saying and take it the wrong way.”

Some of the tweets were racist and homophobic.

"It's unfortunate that I was ever at that point mentally, but it's not who I am now. Yeah, I cleaned some tweets up and tried to get rid of them. But, obviously, people saw them. It's not who I am now and it's not who I want to be. It was something I did in high school, and with everything I've gone through in pro ball the last five seasons I feel like a big part of my career was maturing. Hate to see it, but it's not who I am anymore.”

Kopech was sent to Chicago from the Red Sox in 2016 in the trade for Chris Sale.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "They don’t need Dez right now. I just don’t think he’s the type of guy, the type of receiver, that they want in this type of offense. Obviously, people are seeing some things in the guy that they don’t care for a whole lot. I just don’t think he runs the type of routes the Patriots want from a receiver right now. That’s the kind of guy they’re trying to find, but I just don’t think they should waste their time on Dez Bryant. He’s not as explosive as he used to be." -- Troy Brown, on the chance the Patriots could bring in Dez Bryant after releasing Kenny Britt

 

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