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Monday’s Morning Mashup

08.23.10 at 7:49 am ET
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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:
Mariners at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

Lou Piniella made an emotional farewell to baseball Sunday, managing his final game with the Cubs. The Chicago Tribune recaps Piniella’s tear-filled goodbye as he leaves early to tend to his ailing mother. In Florida’s St. Petersburg Times, John Romano opines that baseball is less interesting without the fiery Piniella. Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com agrees that Piniella will be missed, despite the Cubs’ struggles this season.

♦ In The Washington Post, agent Don Yee, whose client list includes Tom Brady, lays out his plan for changing college athletics by paying the athletes.

♦ In The Los Angeles Times, Dylan Hernandez looks at the decision by legendary announcer Vin Scully to stick around at least one more season.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 23, 1974, which Red Sox pitcher outdueled the A’s Vida Blue to win his 20th game?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s easy to say [he's maturing] when a guy gets everybody out. That’s the normal course of growing up.” — Red Sox manager Terry Francona, on Clay Buchholz, who improved to 15-5 with a league-best 2.26 ERA after beating the Blue Jays on Sunday

STAT OF THE DAY: 100 — Career victories for Reds (and former Red Sox) pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who improved to 14-7 with Sunday’s win over the Dodgers

‘NET RESULTS: A fan falls asleep at a Rays game and is woken up by the team mascot shooting silly string at him.

Tennis star Roger Federer allegedly shows off his accuracy, William Tell-style.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Tiant

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Linda Thompson is 63 today.

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