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Monday’s Morning Mashup

04.12.10 at 7:05 am ET

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Red Sox at Twins, 4:10 p.m. (NESN/WEEI)


‘™¦ Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle writes about home run king Barry Bonds, who made an appearance at the Giants‘ ballpark Sunday for a team reunion and hinted that he wanted to get into coaching, while not ruling out a comeback. Asked about Mark McGwire, Bonds said: “I have a really good friendship with Mark McGwire and I’m proud of him.”

‘™¦ Jeff Miller in The Orange County Register writes that the Los Angeles Lakers‘ arrogance is playoff-ready. Writes Miller: Personally, we don’€™t hate this team. But we do find the Lakers to sometimes be as embraceable as a bonfire.

‘™¦ Rick Reilly on writes that Phil Mickelson’s win at the Masters was a victory for women.

‘™¦ Drew Sharp in the Detroit Free Press writes about the Frozen Four’s impact on the area and Boston College’s national title.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 12, 1994, which Red Sox infielder hit for the cycle in a 22-11 rout of the Kansas City Royals?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Overreacted? The guy punches me with the blocker five times in the face and doesn’t take his mask off. It’s called stupidity, not overreacting.” ‘€” Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera, after being told Bruins goalie Tim Thomas admitted to overreacting by punching Chimera after the Capitals player was bumped into him in the first period of Sunday’s game

STAT OF THE DAY: 9 ‘€” Strikeouts for Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz in 19 at-bats this season, after four whiffs Sunday against the Royals

‘NET RESULTS: Penguins villain Matt Cooke was knocked out by a punch from Atlanta’s Evander Kane on Saturday night.

Texas Stadium, former home of the Dallas Cowboys, was demolished Sunday.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Herbie Hancock is 70 today.