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Dan Bernstein and Connor McKnight bring you fun, smart and compelling Chicago sports talk with great listener interaction. Jay Zawaski is the executive producer of the show, while Rick Camp is the associate producer. Follow the show on Twitter @Bernstein_McK.

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    Steve Stone on White Sox running into MLB's first-ever 8-5 triple play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 22:45

    Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by NBC Sports analyst Steve Stone to discuss the White Sox's historic baserunning gaffe in their 6-3 loss to the Twins on Monday night, his view on the team's leadership and more.

    Zach Harper details how close Bulls were to trading for Rudy Gobert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 16:39

    Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Zach Harper of the Athletic to discuss how close the Bulls were to making a trade with the Jazz for center Rudy Gobert, what the Nets can expect in return when they trade star Kevin Durant and more.

    Holmes & Rahimi react to White Sox running themselves into 8-5 triple play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 7:02

    Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi discussed the White Sox's 6-3 loss to the Twins on Monday, which included MLB's first-ever 8-5 triple play.

    Transition: A discussion on Highland Park mass shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 23:20

    Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for the daily transition segment. They discussed to the mass shooting that took place at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park on Monday.

    Dave Revsine on UCLA, USC joining Big Ten (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 29:24

    In the final hour, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Dave Revsine of the Big Ten Network to discuss the Big Ten's chancellors and presidents unanimously voting last week to expand the conference by accepting membership applications from UCLA and USC. Later, Holmes shared the best Twitter reactions to White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada and outfielder Adam Engel running themselves into baseball's first-ever 8-5 triple play in a loss to the Twins on Monday.

    Steve Stone on White Sox's baserunning mistakes, Carlos Correa on why he didn't sign with Cubs (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 44:25

    In the third hour, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by NBC Sports analyst Steve Stone to discuss the White Sox's historic baserunning gaffe in their 6-3 loss to the Twins on Monday night, his view on the team's leadership and more. Later, they discussed the Bears firing vice president of player engagement LaMar "Soup" Campbell before discussing Twins star shortstop Carlos Correa's explanation for why he didn't want to sign with the Cubs during the offseason.

    Zach Harper on Bulls, Ian Happ talks Cubs (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 43:55

    In the second hour, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Zach Harper of the Athletic to discuss how close the Bulls were to making a trade with the Jazz for center Rudy Gobert, what the Nets can expect in return when they trade star Kevin Durant and more. Cubs outfielder Ian Happ then joined the show to discuss outfielder Seiya Suzuki hitting an inside-the-park home run Monday, staying mentally engaged during the season and much more. Later, during their High Noon segment, Holmes and Rahimi played audio of a classic 670 The Score moment.

    Reaction to Highland Park shooting (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 43:02

    In the first hour, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi -- who was in for Dan Bernstein -- reacted to the mass shooting that took place at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park on Monday. Later, they discussed the White Sox's 6-3 loss to the Twins on Monday, which included baseball's first-ever 8-5 triple play.

    Reaction: Zach LaVine re-signs with Bulls on max contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 8:34

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes reacted to the breaking news that star guard Zach LaVine has agreed to return to the Bulls on a five-year, $215-million max contract. What's that mean for the organization moving forward? 

    Cody Westerlund talks next step for Bulls following Andre Drummond addition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 13:23

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Score teammate Cody Westerlund to discuss the the Bulls' addition of veteran big man Andre Drummond and how the team should address its roster needs.

    Josh Nelson on White Sox's needs, Kyle Hendricks appreciation (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 29:05

    In the final hour of a shortened show, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes welcomed on Josh Nelson of Sox Machine to explain the significance of the White Sox's lack of power across their lineup. Nelson then went on to describe the magnitude of the games remaining prior to the MLB trade deadline. Later, Bernstein and Holmes listened back to Cubs manager David Ross' comments about right-hander Kyle Hendricks and how he can maintain success as he ages as a pitcher.

    Zach LaVine returns to Bulls on a 5-year, $215-million max contract (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 44:09

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes reacted to the breaking news that star guard Zach LaVine has agreed to return to the Bulls on a five-year, $215-million max contract. What's that mean for the organization moving forward? After that, Matt Fortuna of the Athletic joined the show to discuss the Big Ten's chancellors and presidents unanimously voting Thursday to expand the conference by accepting membership applications from UCLA and USC. Later, Bernstein shared a story of a frightening, invasive species and Holmes celebrated "Bobby Bonilla Day."

    Bulls add veteran big man Andre Drummond (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 36:01

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes shared their takeaways from the opening day of NBA free agency Thursday. After that, Score teammate Cody Westerlund joined the show to discuss the the Bulls' addition of veteran big man Andre Drummond and how the team should address its roster needs. Bernstein also shared something that might give Bulls fans hope for next season. Later, Bernstein and Holmes listened to an interesting observation made by Cubs Radio analyst Ron Coomer about how Reds first baseman Joey Votto is trying to break out of a slump.

    'Bummy' teams in Bulls' division aren't very 'bummy' anymore?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 0:56

    Ryan McGuffey on White Sox, Tony La Russa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 23:44

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by NBC Sports Chicago senior producer Ryan McGuffey to discuss White Sox manager Tony La Russa's decision-making, what the team may do if it doesn't turn its season around and more.

    Guardians' Josh Naylor strikes again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 9:25

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes listened to Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor once again come up big in a clutch moment -- this time hitting a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to beat the Twins on Wednesday.

    What's wrong with Andrew Vaughn's legs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 13:58

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed White Sox manager Tony La Russa's decision not to use Andrew Vaughn as a pinch-hitter for Leury Garcia in a key moment of the team's 4-1 loss to the Angels on Wednesday night.

    Transition: Nets star Kevin Durant requests a trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:20

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment. They reacted to Nets superstar Kevin Durant requesting a trade out of Brooklyn.

    Ricky O'Donnell talks Bulls, NFL bettors expect Bears to underachieve (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 28:46

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Ricky O'Donnell of SB Nation to discuss the latest names connected to the Bulls ahead of NBA free agency opening Thursday at 5 p.m. The guys then discussed what NFL bettors are expecting when it comes to the Bears' upcoming season. Later, Bernstein and Holmes listened and reacted to a bittersweet comment from Cubs catcher Willson Contreras.

    Ryan McGuffey talks White Sox, USC & UCLA plan to leave Pac-12 for Big Ten (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 44:51

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by NBC Sports Chicago senior producer Ryan McGuffey to discuss White Sox manager Tony La Russa's decision-making, what the team may do if it doesn't turn its season around and more. The guys then asked White Sox fans what it would take to reinvigorate their belief in the team being a championship contender and took their calls. Later, Bernstein and Holmes discussed USC and UCLA reportedly planning to leave the Pac-12 in college football for the Big Ten as early as 2024.

    What's real and what isn't with Bulls and free agency (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 41:06

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed the latest reporting on players who have been connected to the Bulls ahead of the opening of free agency on Thursday at 5 p.m. The guys then listened to a White Sox rival demolish the Twins on Wednesday night. Later, Bernstein shared an update on a fugitive and Holmes shared a feel-good baseball story during the daily High Noon segment.

    Tony La Russa, what are you doing? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 46:08

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes took issue with White Sox manager Tony La Russa's decision-making in the team's 4-1 loss to the Angels on Wednesday night in Anaheim. Later, the guys listened to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's comments about his input on lineups and managerial decisions during his conversation with Score teammate Shane Riordan on the Bourbon & a Buddy podcast.

    Steve Stone on Johnny Cueto, Tim Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 23:15

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by White Sox television analyst Steve Stone to discuss right-hander Johnny Cueto pitching six innings of three-run ball in a win against the Angels on Tuesday, shortstop Tim Anderson's baserunning, right-hander Michael Kopech taking the mound Wednesday night and more.

    Reaction to Justin Fields' training video that went viral

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 11:08

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi discussed Bears quarterback Justin Fields' training video that went viral.

    Rahimi shares her takeaways from Johnny Cueto interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 13:14

    Leila Rahimi shared her takeaways from her recent interview with White Sox right-hander Johnny Cueto.

    Transition: Should Bulls trade for Jazz big man Rudy Gobert?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 21:40

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for the daily transition segment. They discussed why Leila and Spiegs like the idea of the Bulls trading for Jazz big man Rudy Gobert.

    Russell Dorsey talks White Sox, Freddie Freeman (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 28:07

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Russell Dorsey of Bally Sports and Stadium to discuss what he would need to see from the White Sox to once again call them World Series contenders, why Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman recently fired his agents and more of the latest MLB storylines. Later, Bernstein, Holmes and Rahimi discussed a defensive statistic that shows how much the Cubs' Nico Hoerner is excelling at shortstop.

    Steve Stone on Johnny Cueto, Michael Kopech (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 43:43

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes, and Leila Rahimi were joined by White Sox TV analyst Steve Stone to discuss right-hander Johnny Cueto pitching six innings of three-run ball against the Angels on Tuesday, shortstop Tim Anderson's baserunning, right-hander Michael Kopech taking the mound against the Angels on Wednesday night and more. They then discussed the Bulls reportedly having interest in Magic big man Mo Bamba. Later, Leila shared why she likes the idea of the Bulls trading for Jazz big man Rudy Gobert.

    Mike Florio on Deshaun Watson, Justin Fields' viral training video (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 44:29

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes, and Leila Rahimi were joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss the latest on the the Deshaun Watson disciplinary hearing, the NFL hiring an in-house betting boss and more of the latest NFL storylines. They then discussed the training video of #Bears QB Justin Fields  that went viral. Later, they had the "High Noon" segment, discussing some of the most interesting and wild stories from Chicago and around the world.

    Johnny Cueto, Luis Robert help White Sox beat Angels 11-4 (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 37:15

    In the first hour with Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi, Leila discussed her takeaways from her interview with White Sox right-hander Johnny Cueto. Later, they discussed the monstrous go-ahead home run hit by Sox outfielder Luis Robert in the team's 11-4 win against the Angels on Tuesday night.

    Blowouts & Running up the Score | Unwritten

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 34:36

    Don't run up the score. Don't steal or swing 3-0 when your team is up big late. Right? What's the cutoff and why did this rule actually start in the first place? Jimmy Rollins & Ron Darling tell you what is Unwritten... Subscribe to Unwritten HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breakdown of what's going on with White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 14:57

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes broke down White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito's struggles this season.

    Cubs manager David Ross on Kyle Hendricks' struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 14:29

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cubs manager David Ross to discuss right-hander Kyle Hendricks' struggles, how the league has adjusted to rookie outfielder Christopher Morel and more.

    Ian Happ: 'It would mean the world' to be voted an All-Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 18:27

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cubs outfielder Ian Happ to discuss what it would mean for him to be voted an All-Star, why he admires how catcher Willson Contreras swings the bat, shortstop Nico Hoerner's growth and more.

    Transition: The perceived improvement of Lucas Giolito

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 25:31

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment. They discussed the perceived improvement of White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito in the team's loss to the Angels on Monday and more.

    Darnell Mayberry on Billy Donovan, Bulls' needs (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 24:58

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Darnell Mayberry of the Athletic to discuss his recent interview with Bulls coach Billy Donovan, the team's direction, star guard Zach LaVine's mindset entering free agency and much more. Bernstein and Holmes then shared where the Bulls stack up in the latest NBA Finals odds for the 2022-'23 season. Later, the guys listened to Blackhawks television analyst Eddie Olczyk's scouting report on new Chicago coach Luke Richardson.

    Cubs manager David Ross on Kyle Hendricks, Christopher Morel (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 45:13

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cubs manager David Ross to discuss right-hander Kyle Hendricks' struggles, how the league has adjusted to rookie outfielder Christopher Morel and more. Later, Holmes discussed a common refrain that he's sick of hearing when it comes to the White Sox.

    Cubs' Ian Happ on Willson Contreras, Nico Hoerner (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 40:34

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cubs outfielder Ian Happ to discuss what it would mean for him to be voted an All-Star, why he admires how catcher Willson Contreras swings the bat, shortstop Nico Hoerner's growth and more. Bernstein and Holmes then listened and reacted to Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer's recent comments about his big-picture view of the team. Later, the guys held their High Noon segment, discussing some of the most interesting and wild stories from Chicago and around the world.

    Is there anything White Sox can do to stop playing bad baseball? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 44:54

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed the White Sox's 4-3 loss to the Angels on Monday night in Anaheim. The guys then took a deep dive into what isn't working for White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito this season. Later, they discussed whether there's anything the White Sox can do to stop playing bad baseball.

    Goldy Continues to Rake - BTS Daily - 06/28/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 14:22

    Matt Spiegel reacts to Paul Goldschmidt having another big night for the Cardinals to take over the MLB lead in batting average, as well as a pair of rookies flashing their potential! Spiegs and Ryan Porth make their BTS picks for Tuesday's action. It's also Episode 57 ... what do we win for 57 straight weekdays of doing the podcast?! Subscribe to Beat the Streak Daily HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    James Fegan on what it's like to ask Tony La Russa about his in-game strategies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:22

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by James Fegan of the Athletic to discuss what it's like to ask White Sox manager Tony La Russa about his in-game strategies during pregame and postgame press conferences.

    Cody Decker on struggles of White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 16:14

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cody Decker of Audacy Sports to discuss the White Sox's disappointing four-game series against the Orioles, the number of White Sox who are playing while injured and more.

    The history of No. 18 picks in NBA Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 10:37

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes examined the list of No. 18 picks in the history of the NBA Draft following the Bulls' selection of Arizona guard Dalen Terry at that slot in the draft last Thursday.

    Tony La Russa's management of Lance Lynn, bullpen made no sense in loss to Orioles on Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 12:58

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed White Sox manager Tony La Russa's management of right-hander Lance Lynn and the bullpen in the team's 6-2 loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

    Transition: What is and isn't funny about the Eloy Jimenez-Luis Robert bobblehead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 24:12

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment, where they discussed the Eloy Jimenez-Luis Robert bobbleheads that were given away by the White Sox over the weekend and more.

    James Fegan on struggling White Sox, Tony La Russa (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 27:36

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by James Fegan of the Athletic to discuss the White Sox dropping three of four games against the Orioles over the weekend, why covering this White Sox team is unique and more. Bernstein and Holmes then listened and reacted to what White Sox great Frank Thomas recently said about the team's lackluster performance. Later, they had a discussion about the greatest owner in professional sports.

    Cody Decker talks White Sox, calls from frustrated Cubs fans (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 42:39

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cody Decker of Audacy Sports to discuss the White Sox's disappointing four-game series against the Orioles, the number of White Sox who are playing while injured and more. Bernstein and Holmes then had a big-picture discussion about the Cubs' direction and took calls from the team's frustrated fans.

    Bulls introduce No. 18 pick Dalen Terry (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 39:00

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes aired the Bulls' introductory press conference for 18th overall pick Dalen Terry. Bernstein then went through the list of No. 18 picks in the history of the NBA Draft. Later, Holmes shared his review of the movie "Top Gun: Maverick" during the High Noon segment.

    An Unexpected Change to the Daily Double A - BTS Daily - 06/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 12:52

    Matt Spiegel reacts to the baseball weekend, which featured a BTS leaderboard shake-up and Aaron Judge continuing to rack up big hits for the Yankees. Plus, Spiegs and Ryan Porth offer BTS picks for Monday! Subscribe to Beat The Streak Daily HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox drop 3 of 4 to Orioles in disappointing series (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 40:33

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed the White Sox's disappointing series against the Orioles, as they dropped three of four against Baltimore. Later, they discussed manager Tony La Russa's questionable pitching decisions in Chicago's 6-2 loss Saturday and other choices that just didn't make sense.

    Steve Stone on White Sox playing through injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 25:36

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by White Sox television analyst Steve Stone to discuss players performing while injured, why he still believes there's time for the club to make up ground the the AL Central and much more.

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