Monday’s Headlines recap: Box containing body found on Duxbury front lawn; Joe Torre’s forgets about George Steinbrenner in HOF speech; Rockies botch Troy Tulowitzki shirt giveaway promotion
|07.28.14 at 8:46 am ET|
Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis and guest hosts Jon Meterparel and Steve Buckley. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
Chandler and Hector Rodriguez got quite the surprise Sunday morning at their Duxbury home, as they discovered a partially opened box on their front lawn that was emitting a strong odor.
Massachusetts State Police quickly arrived on the scene and determined through x-ray analysis that the box contained human remains.
“By late Sunday night, Duxbury police confirmed that the body has been handed over to the medical examiner, which is a job I wouldn’t take no matter what they paid me, you’ve got to deal with that. You have no idea who it is, how he got there, what happened,” Dennis said.
Former Yankees manager Joe Torre spoke for almost 28 minutes Sunday during his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but immediately had a look on regret on his face after finishing his address.
While Torre talked at length about the Yankees during his speech, he failed to mention George Steinbrenner and the leap of faith that the former Yankee owner offered Torre when he gave him the job of New York manager in 1996.
“As soon as I turned around, I said, ‘I forgot George.’ Not only George, but Hal [Steinbrenner] and the family and the whole thing,” Torre said after his speech.
“Don’t you spend some time compiling your speech, making a list of all the people you want to thank?” Dennis asked.
“Joe Torre is a really smart guy,” Buckley said. “He was a broadcaster with the Angels for several years, so he’s worked in media, he’s done a lot of stuff over the years. … But still, when you get up there with what is really, inarguably, the biggest day of your life, I have complete sympathy for him because there’s so many things going on that you’ve never dealt with in your life.”
The Rockies thought it would be a good idea to schedule a promotional giveaway before Saturday’s game against the Pirates, as the team decided to give away Troy Tulowitzki shirts to the first 15,000 fans that arrived at Coors Field.
The only issue? The shirts featured the name ‘Tulowizki,’ missing the second ‘T.’
“Somebody brighter than me, I forget who it was, said leave off the last ‘T’ for ‘trade,’ “ Buckley said.
The New York Post, after a thorough schedule analysis, revealed that President Barack Obama has played 81 rounds of golf and attended 75 political fundraisers in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election and is on pace to double the 104 days he spent golfing during his first term.
Obama is also set to visit Martha’s Vineyard on Aug. 11 in order to attend a fundraising dinner.
“I hope it doesn’t overlap with my two weeks, because I like my privacy,” Buckley said.
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