Wakeup call: Theo's quiet (though Zolak isn't) on Red Sox


Wakeup call: Theo's quiet (though Zolak isn't) on Red Sox

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Wednesday, August 15:

"Dude, I'm not answering that question." And that, my friends, is just about all Theo has to say about the circus he once called home. (CSN Chicago)

Meanwhile, the Orioles, or at least some of their media (CSN Baltimore), are reveling -- though not at Scott Zolak levels (Twitter) -- in Boston's misery.

It took two weeks, but Zack Greinke finally has a win an Angel. (AP)

That's 27 innings -- and counting -- without a run for the Marlins. (AP)

CC who? The Yankees have Hiroki Kuroda. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

When the going gets tough, the tough . . . forfeit the game? (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

Mike Aresco's task: Save the Big East. (AP)

Uh, not so fast there on Tyrann Mathieu never again playing for LSU. (AP)

The NHLPA has finally made its counterproposal. (AP) The players, said Sidney Crosby, "like it a lot". The owners? Well, we'll see.

One of their ideas: The ability to trade cap space. (NBC's Pro HockeyTalk)

Just think: A few months ago, when the Heat seemed ready to be eliminated by the Pacers in the NBA quarterfinals, LeBron James was a national punchline. Now he has Hall of Fame coaches saying he's better than Michael Jordan. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

Ira Winderman points out that Dwight Howard isn't the only reason the Lakers "are far, far better than they were last season". (NBC) Oh, joy.

I don't know what an "arthroscopic debridement" is, but it may keep Brian Urlacher out of the Bears' opener. (CSN Chicago)

Chad Johnson's 41-day marriage is over. (AP)

A blood clot in his left calf will sideline Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers for the season. (AP)

Soccer must pay better than I thought if Hope Solo can afford a 1.2 million bachelorette pad. (NBC's Off The Bench)

Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory


Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.

Taiwanese broadcaster had shocking call for Manny Ramirez's homer


Taiwanese broadcaster had shocking call for Manny Ramirez's homer

A Taiwanese announcer's call outshined Hanley Ramirez's homer.

In a video that made rounds on the internet Sunday, the Taiwanese broadcaster delivered a laughable response to Ramirez's homer.

"This ball is long gone! Just like the ex-girlfriend who will never return! Home run!" the man yelled.

The hit took place a few years ago when he was in the Taiwanese league. He is now playing in Japan. But frankly, he many never have another home run as epic as that one. And he certainly won't get a call as epic as that one.

Watch the video in the tweet below.