Wednesday's Morning Mashup: Ex-Flyer Dan Carcillo calls Philly media 'outspoken and rude'

August 17, 2011 - 3:47 am

Welcome to Wednesday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WHAT'S HAPPENING LOCALLY WEDNESDAY: MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI) MLS: Dynamo at Revolution, 8 p.m. (CSNNE) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Former Flyers forward Dan Carcillo, who does his best to torment opposing NHL players with his often-questionable behavior, had a few complaints about the way his old team was treated by the notorious Philadelphia media. Carcillo, who signed with the Blackhawks early this offseason, spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times and was asked if the Philly media is as tough as advertised. His response: "Yeah. It'€™s ridiculous. '€¦ If you lose, people look for excuses, and they nitpick. They make stories out of nothing. It'€™s unfortunate. That'€™s just the way it is. It'€™s kind of their culture. People are kind of outspoken and rude." When Bruins fans last saw Carcillo, his Flyers were getting swept by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. After the first period of Game 4, Carcillo confronted a linesman who made a questionable penalty call against him. He was subsequently suspended for the first two games of next season. '™¦ A handful of security guards at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington are being investigated for allegedly accepting signed baseballs from Roger Clemens after his perjury trial last month. The guards are not permitted to accept gifts from defendants in criminal trials and could lose their jobs. "As a company, we have high ethical standards regarding our employees accepting gifts," said Lance Mueller, who runs the company that provides security at the courthouse, Inter-Con Security Systems. '™¦ With the Little League World Series upon us, the issue of cheating again is being discussed. This year, a team from San Diego had two players ruled ineligible when Little League determined they moved to the area for the sole purpose of playing for the team. In The Los Angeles Times, Baxter Holmes looks at some of the recent controversies and the pressure applied by parents on the kids. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 17, 1986, the Red Sox acquired Dave Henderson and Spike Owen from the Mariners, sending pitchers Mike Brown and (later in the season as players to be named) Mike Trujillo and John Christensen to Seattle along with which infielder? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I consider myself in that class, and Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player, and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year and he started off winning championships and I think he's a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships." '€” Giants quarterback Eli Manning STAT OF THE DAY: 17 '€” Years since the Red Sox last turned a triple play, before Jed Lowrie started one against the Rays Tuesday night 'NET RESULTS: Batting Stance Guy takes on baseball television reporters. Tennis player Andy Roddick is unhappy with the umpire after losing a point for hitting the ball into the stands. He doesn't present a good case. TRIVIA ANSWER: Shortstop Rey Quinones SOOTHING SOUNDS: Kevin Rowland, lead singer of Dexy's Midnight Runners, is 58 Wednesday.