Monday's Morning Mashup

August 30, 2010 - 3:57 am

Welcome to Monday'€™s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY: No local games scheduled AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Roger Clemens will plead not guilty to federal perjury charges Monday in Washington, D.C., and then the former pitcher will fly to South Carolina to play golf, according to the New York Daily News. The Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., starts a few hours before Clemens' 2 p.m. arraignment, but Clemens plans to take a private plane to the event so he and his wife can participate in the opening round. '™¦ Manny Ramirez ended his tenure with the Dodgers by getting thrown out of Sunday's game after one pitch for arguing with the home plate umpire. At Yahoo! Sports, Jeff Passan writes that the White Sox are getting a handful in Ramirez, and he recounts some of Manny's acrimonious breakups. In the Chicago Tribune, Phil Rogers writes that the "Hail Manny" play is worth the risk for the desperate White Sox. In The Los Angeles Times, Steve Dilbeck bids farewell to Manny and his muddled legacy. '™¦ The NFL's plan to add two more games to the regular-season schedule despite recent studies detailing issues with concussions, brain trauma and other injuries shows there is no limit to owners' greed and hypocrisy, writes Phil Sheridan in the Philadelphia Inquirer. '™¦ Pete Thamel in The New York Times has a feature on 19-year-old Spanish guard Ricky Rubio, who said he plans to take his game to the NBA (the Timberwolves own his rights) in 2011. '™¦ Johnette Howard of ESPN.com takes John McEnroe to task for his recent comments about women not being able to handle the strain of the WTA schedule. '™¦ Pakistan has been rocked by a "spot-fixing" scandal in cricket involving three key players. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 30, 1984, which Red Sox player broke Jackie Jensen's single-season team record for grounding into double plays with his 33rd of the season (he would finish with 36)? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I mean, what are we five or six behind? We've got a lot more games than that. I'm not a math whiz, but I think it's doable." '€” Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, after Sunday's loss to the Rays STAT OF THE DAY: 599 '€” Career saves for Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman, who on Sunday closed to within one save of being the first reliever with 600 'NET RESULTS: Minor league manager Gary Robinson of the State College Spikes gets his money worth after being ejected, taking first base, signing it and giving it to a fan. This is Frenchman Nicolas Batum, and this is an example of why the Trail Blazers feel he can take the minutes of Rudy Fernandez. One bad play in a football game, and it's immortalized forever on the web. TRIVIA ANSWER: Jim Rice SOOTHING SOUNDS: On this date in 1965, Bob Dylan released his groundbreaking album "Highway 61 Revisited."