Wednesday's Morning Mashup: MLB fans want Bob Uecker to replace Joe Buck; Bobby Knight faces new allegations

October 26, 2016 - 4:18 am

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WEDNESDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL: Boston at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) NBA: Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN) NBA: Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Houston at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 7:08 p.m. (Fox) MLS: Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) TUESDAY'S RESULTS: MLB: Indians 6, Cubs 0 NHL: Wild 5, Bruins 0 NHL: Devils 5, Coyotes 3 NHL: Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2 NHL: Penguins 3, Panthers 2 NHL: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3 NHL: Flyers 4, Sabres 3 NHL: Flames 4, Blues 1 NHL: Senators 3, Canucks 0 NHL: Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2  NHL: Stars 3, Jets 2 NHL: Sharks 2, Ducks 1 NBA: Cavaliers 117, Knicks 88 NBA: Spurs 129, Warriors 100 NBA: Trail Blazers 113, Jazz 104 AROUND THE WEB: [caption id="attachment_39284" align="alignright" width="150"] Bob Uecker[/caption] -- Major League Baseball fans are eager for life to imitate art. First there was a failed push for Charlie Sheen, who played fictional Indians pitcher Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in "Major League," to throw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series. Now fans want Bob Uecker to replace Joe Buck in the broadcast booth. Uecker played fictional Indians announcer Harry Doyle in the movie, and fans are petitioning for the former player and Brewers broadcaster to call a World Series games on Fox. Even Buck is in favor of this idea. "Nothing would make me happier than to have Uceker in the booth," Buck tweeted. The petition has over 52,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning. -- A former Indiana Hoosiers player is alleging Bobby Knight's coaching style was even more unconventional than we thought.  In "Jadlow: On The Rebound," Todd Jadlow, who played for Knight from 1985-89, claims Knight squeezed players by their testicles, broke a clipboard over Jadlow's head, punched him in the back of the head, threw tampons at Jadlow's teammate Daryl Thomas and told team managers to hang up pictures of female genitalia in the locker room. However, in an interview Jadlow said he loves Knight "like a father." "I'm a Knight guy," Jadlow said. "I'm proud to have played for him and love him like a father; let's not mistake that. But this was the life we led when we were playing for him." Knight was fired from Indiana in 2000 after a videotape surfaced of him choking player Neil Reed during a practice. -- Joakim Noah does not like the Cavaliers. The Knicks center showed his disdain in Cleveland on Tuesday before the two teams took the court. During the Cavaliers' opening ceremony, Noah had to be told to leave the court when he was still shooting free throws as the ceremony began. "I was just warming up," Noah cheekily explained. Noah did not go into the locker room during the ceremony, as arena personnel had ordered the Knicks to do, and watched from a tunnel instead. He was booed during the pregame introductions. Prior to the game, Noah congratulated Cleveland on its NBA title, but added, "... even though it's not a vacation spot." QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If we can put it all together, we could be special. ... We just have to put it together and find our identity, which is on the defensive end. And if we do that everything else will take care of itself." -- Isaiah Thomas, on how the Celtics can succeed this season THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: The Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 4-1, to take Game 3 of the 2004 World Series. Pedro Martinez pitched a gem with six strikeouts in seven shutout innings.