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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup

07.28.10 at 7:42 am ET

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MLB: Red Sox at Angels, 3:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)


‘™¦ Monty Poole in the Oakland Tribune tries to humanize Jack Tatum, who died Tuesday at the age of 61, and make excuses for the former Raiders defensive back’s propensity to injure opposing wide receivers. Mike Lopresti at USA Today writes that it’s a shame Tatum never reconciled with Darryl Stingley, the Patriots receiver left paralyzed after a hit by Tatum in a 1978 preseason game.

‘™¦ In the Cincinnati Enquirer, Joe Reedy looks at the pending signing of Terrell Owens by the Bengals, while the Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty writes that it’s “going to be a blast.”

‘™¦ Rick Telander in the Chicago Sun-Times addresses the Dez Bryant situation in Dallas and writes that hazing is a tradition that needs to end.

‘™¦ In The Los Angeles Times, David Wharton looks at the marketing efforts of the Pac-10, which will change its name to the Pac-12 with the additions of Utah and Colorado.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: In 1976, Don Zimmer replaced Darrell Johnson as manager of the Red Sox. On July 28, 1982, the roles were reversed with another club, as Johnson replaced Zimmer as manager of which team?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “People don’€™t understand sometimes that it hurts, when you do nothing but work your butt off every day trying to get a team to win, and people already want to watch you retire.” ‘€” David Ortiz, during an appearance on The Big Show on Tuesday afternoon

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 ‘€” Strikeouts in Tuesday night’s game for Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida, who also made a two-base error on a fly ball in the second inning

‘NET RESULTS: Here’s a soccer celebration for the ages.

A fan catches a foul ball at a Cubs game while holding a baby.

Comedian Denis Leary pitches to David Letterman and Albert Pujols on 53rd Street in New York City.

If Shaquille O’Neal signs with the Celtics, they should never let him sing.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Texas Rangers

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jonathan Edwards is 64 today.

Read More: Dez Bryant, Jack Tatum, Terrell Owens,