Mimosas In The Morning
Wease starts the morning pissed about a headline in the news...
Jeremy and Dawn DeRoo took their three young daughters to brunch at Bazil restaurant Sunday.
The DeRoos say their 7-year-old daughter said the orange juice at the restaurant tasted funny, but her mother tried it and figured it was just a different brand, so she told her she could drink it.
It wasn't until they heard people at another table complain that the orange juice tasted like Mimosas, that they realized there was alcohol in the drink.
The waitress apologized and gave the kids milk. The family was still upset when they left because they said managers never came over to their table to apologize. They said when they got home the kids slept all day and appeared hungover on Monday.
The DeRoos tried calling police but said they were told that mistakes happen. Jeremy said it is unacceptable. He wanted an apology from managers and owners of the restaurant and an assurance that steps would be taken so this couldn't happen again. He told us: "That's not good enough for parents having kids, drunk and sleeping all day. It's not fair. These little kids shouldn't have any alcohol period."
Bazil's owner, Danny Daniele, said he was at brunch Sunday, but wasn't told what happened. When he learned about this, he apologized to the DeRoos, sent them an email and offered to refund the cost of their meal.
Daniele said the restaurant also relabeled its juice containers, so servers would know which contained alcohol.
He said it was the restaurant's first Sunday brunch, so it's possible, there could have been a mix-up with the juice containers.
Wease is angry because he thinks it's a case of people overreacting to a mistake. The restaurant owners have apologized, the kids knew that the OJ tasted lousy, so doubt they drank enough to get them drunk or hungover. Wease talks about the first time people drink alcohol it tastes lousy... maybe it's your tongue telling you it's poison. Why do people keep drinking after that? Peer pressure? Because you know eventually it'll taste good and get you high?
The big news in town is the verdict in the trial of Mark Scerbo...
A jury found Mark Scerbo guilty of manslaughter in a crash that killed a Fairport teacher.
Scerbo was charged in the July 2012 crash that led to the death of bicyclist Heather Boyum on Route 250 in Penfield.
Jurors found Scerbo guilty of manslaughter, aggravated DWI, and reckless driving. He was found not guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Scerbo faces a maximum prison sentence for 15-years for the manslaughter conviction. Other charges could run consecutive.
A discussion of if the penalty is stiff enough... most agree it's not, including the prosecuting attourney, who blamed himself on last night's news for not getting a harsher penalty.
We heard that Megan Merkel, the other person accused in the death of Heather Boyum but found Not Guilty, is offering to do an interview for $5000. Is she that big a scumbag? She narrowly escaped doing big time, she's one of the most hated people in the area, and she wants to get paid? Crazy.
Tools With Sports
It's about to GO DOWN in Major League Baseball. Big time. The league is planning to hand out 100-game suspensions to about 20 players over performance-enhancing drugs.
Those players include Yankee ALEX RODRIGUEZ and RYAN BRAUN of the Milwaukee Brewers.
All the players in question are connected with the Miami clinic Biogenesis, which shut down amid allegations that it was providing banned substances to numerous players.
Major League Baseball started investigating Biogenesis and its owner, Tony Bosch, last summer, after players Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal were suspended for excessive levels of testosterone.
Bosch had been denying he supplied those players or any others with banned substances . . . but he recently caved, and is now cooperating with the league.
So far he's given them records implicating about 20 players . . . but it's entirely possible he'll drop even more names as the investigation continues. (ESPN has a list of 15 of the players in question.)
|Melky Cabrera||Blue Jays|
|Fautino de los Santos||Free agent|
|Jordan Norberto||Free agent|
|* Sources told ESPN that Gonzalez received only legal substances ** minor leaguer, not a member of the MLB Players Association|
If MLB officials do suspend all these players, this will obviously be the biggest drug scandal in sports history.
Wease sticks up for the players, calling what they are accused of as "using modern medicine that will be considered normal in the future".
Police Chief Sheppard
It's time for our monthly in studio visit from Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard. Even though the chief's department wasn't involved in the Scerbo case we ask him his thoughts, and clarification on the charges. Why wasn't the jury allowed to know about the defendants previous convictions. It would taint the case, but wouldn't it help to know all info available.
Wease asks Chief Sheppard about the recent trouble at the Lilac Festival, and is told about how the police learned about potential problems via social media, broke up some potential problems before they happened, caught someone with a gun. Marianne wants to know if there are any undercover police officers hanging out at local high schools, like on "21 Jump Street". Chief Sheppard says no, but maybe he doesn't want to blow any covers.
Wease asks about the effectiveness of shot spotter, and cameras in crime ridden areas of the city. He also tells Sheppard about his recent red light camera ticket, but it doesn't help... he still has to pay it.
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Shari Smith News
Doug is off playing golf, so 1180 WHAM's Shari Smith joins us....
Wease Hater Calls In
For the past year Wease has been exchanging emails with a "hater" who calls himself Jeff Weaser. After a long online exchange with him yesterday Wease asks him to call in. Unlike most of Wease's detractors Jeff does call in, and it turns out that Jeff doesn't like Wease's politics. Turns out Jeff has fallen on hard times, and Wease doesn't understand how he can be conservative, and "root for the rich guys". Wease and Jeff debate a few topics, from welfare to regulation of soda pop, and manage to stay pretty civil with each other. Good job guys.
This however doesn't go for the next caller... Mark and Wease wind up yelling at each other, laughing at each other, and calling each other names until Mark hangs up.
Wease is curious about the TV ratings... He thought the big sports events were always number one, but this weeks numbers show different...
The Top 8 performance episode of "The Voice" won the ratings war last week, with 11 million viewers. And Tuesday's elimination episode came in second with 10.8 million.
The Heat-Pacers playoff series also did well, with games four through six averaging 8.3 million viewers. (The Heat won Game 7 on Monday, 99 to 76. They'll take on the Spurs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tomorrow night.) Here are the Top 10 shows overall last week . . .
1. Last Monday's episode of "The Voice", NBC, 11 million viewers
2. Last Tuesday's "The Voice", NBC, 10.8 million viewers
3. A repeat of "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 9.3 million viewers
4. A repeat of "NCIS", CBS, 8.9 million viewers
5. A repeat of "60 Minutes", CBS, 8.8 million viewers
6. Heat-Pacers Game 5, TNT, 8.5 million viewers
7. Blake Shelton's "Healing in the Heartland" tornado relief concert, NBC, 8.4 million viewers (And it raised over $6.5 million.)
8. A repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles", CBS, 8.3 million viewers.
9. Heat-Pacers Game 6, TNT, 8.2 million viewers
10. Heat-Pacers Game 4, TNT, 8.1 million viewers (According to early estimates, this Monday's Game 7 of the Heat-Pacers matchup had 11.6 million viewers.)
This leads to a discussion of how people watch TV nowadays, and if it accounts for DVR, On Demand, and other technology available.
Wease tells us about an awful reality show he watched last night called "Long Island Princesses"
John from Batavia talks about witnessing a customer being rude to a cashier in a supermarket. John defended the cashier telling the customer "her attitude was bigger than her ass". This wound up on the lady calling the police, but after questioning John they just left. Was he right in saying something. We're all pussies, and wish we were like John. Marianne doesn't think he should've used a physical insult.
An emailer asks what to get a rich guy for a wedding present. Money doesn't matter... something personal and thoughtful. Marianne's Pintrest page has a bunch of DIY ideas.
What does Wease think of leashes for kids so parents don't lose them in the mall or other public places? Wease is for them if they'll keep kids from disappearing. Wease and Marianne tell stories of mishaps with kids.
A caller wants to know why John Mayer has so much cred with rock and blues guitarists... isn't he just a pop guy? Wease talks about Mayer's musical ability, seeing live videos featuring his guitar playing, and critical acclaim received.
Should potential employers look at social media when hiring. A listener thinks his daughter didn't get a job after the company looked at pictures on her Facebook. Wease says that's the world we live in nowadays, so if it becomes an issue you should remove pics that would incriminate.
What's the scariest thing Billy has seen on a city bus? Billy talks about the time someone that may have just had a violent confrontation at the Liberty Pole jumped on the bus and used it as an escape vehicle, getting off a few blocks, still in a very agitated state.
What's Wease's favorite comic book superhero? Thor... he was Wease's favorite when Wease was a kid, and still holds a place in his heart. Pauly chooses Superman based on the one comic Billy lent him. Willie takes Hulk... Marianne asks if Hulk is deaf because Lou Ferrigno played him.
Has Marianne made it into the spank bank of any of the guys on the show? Wease talks about not being able to shoot craps to anything that hasn't happened in real life. He honestly only fantasize's about his wife. Everyone else agrees she's very attractive, but no... she's like our sister and it hasn't occured to us.
Rochester Razorsharks coach Cliff Levingston is here to promote the league championship series that starts this weekend. We talk to him about the current NBA playoffs, Lebron James, how Carmelo Anthony isn't the type of player to make players around him better, and athletes that choke in the post season.
How does someone 6'8' like Cliff sleep in regular hotels? Cliff had no idea how small NYC apartments are, and doesn't believe that our studio is bigger than some of them.
Wease wants to make a bucket list for Willie. Most bucket lists would include traveling, sky diving, expensive cars, etc... Wease wants Willie to eat at the Y, get a knob job, get a hooker, etc... Willie asks if he can have some of Wease's money, he's never had that either.
Wease's goal is to get Willie some sexual adventure's. If you want to help email email@example.com
Thursday will bring us Geezers Vs. Douchebags, comedian Alysia Wood, John Ditullio, the return of Legit News With Doug Emblidge, and someone from the E.R. Italian Fest that imitates Frank Sinatra, or Dean Martin, or Tony Bennett, or Joe Dimmagio, or Topo Giggio... I'm not sure. It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice.