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Buster Posey has a lot of confidence in Rocklin's Logan Webb, who will start Game 5 tomorrow for the Giants... Rob Manfred hints that 'Vegas isn't the only possible relocation destination for the Oakland A's... Have we seen the last of Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn? In the NBA? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred voiced some uncertainties Tuesday about the A's future in Oakland. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Eric Thomas and Margie Shafer spoke with KCBS Insider Phil Matier. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Yankees stayed hot in Toronto with Stanton & Judge leading the way they won 7-2, thus reducing their 'magic number' to just three, Gio talks about 'manufacturing desperation', Boomer got heckled by Rob Manfred on the golf course on Tuesday, the Booms has a box, the 'update maven' had an update, Noah Syndergaard made his return to the mound, Pedro Martinez says a swear word, Tom Brady is living in the now, Jacob deGrom officially shutdown and the Mets have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Get lost in the sauce! Jonesy loves to get bad reviews and wants to party with JJ Watt. Thomas cuts off Rob Manfred and yells at good samaritans. Frank has a dilemma on his hands and thinks Korean BBQ is a scam. Illegal beer, KFC smugglers, Iowa St Cyclones and who wants a free car???
Today's episode Kyle and Tom discuss: Rob Manfred is a war criminal Red Sox and Yankees STINK The Worldwide Leader in Sports had A DAY Derek Carr> Dak Prescott & Lamar Jackson? NFC Division/Award winners preview Kyle and Tom's Super Bowl picks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the 53rd episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by NFL Commissioner and longtime friend Roger Goodell (06:04 – 56:46). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week's edition of the “Opening Kick” (01:16 – 06:04). With the 2021 NFL season only hours away, the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the U.S. is still front-of-mind for many around the football world. Morten weighs in, urging Americans to get vaccinated.We then move to our interview with Roger Goodell, where he discusses a wide range of topics: why he's uncomfortable being called “the most powerful man in sports” (06:34); his excitement level as the league returns to full capacity across the board (07:40); reflecting back on a challenging 2020, and why he thinks it might be the proudest he has ever been to be commissioner (10:58); why one of his biggest regrets in life was never pursuing a college football career, as he was a star athlete in high school (14:25); going from an intern at the NFL league offices to commissioner of the league (14:55); his great respect for both Pete Rozelle and Paul Tagliabue, and their differing leadership styles (16:40); why he believes relocating an NFL team should be hard (19:34); the importance of globalizing the game of American football, and why he doesn't think a franchise will call London home for the foreseeable future (22:04); why there's never been a better time to be a football fan, and why the NFL views legal sports betting as a way to grow their audience (25:52); the many positives of adding a 17th game to the regular season (32:11); Morten pitches some rule changes to his old friend (33:39); the brilliance of Tom Brady (40:21); and this week's edition of “The Name Game,” featuring Paul Tagliabue, Pete Rozelle, Adam Silver, Rob Manfred, Gary Bettman, Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft (47:26).Then we move to this week's edition of “Morten's Fast 5,” where our Hall of Famer makes picks for the five biggest games of the football weekend (57:46 – 01:03:10). Morten gives his picks for Packers at Saints (58:29), Browns at Chiefs (59:41), Steelers at Bills (01:00:30), Chargers at Washington (01:01:36), and Cowboys at Buccaneers (01:02:28).Finally, “Morten's Game Winner” returns – a weekly monologue from The Great Dane on his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, Morten uses this time to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11/2001 (01:03:55 – 01:06:27).
In our first episode in our new format, we talk about the Field of Dreams, Playoff Races, and of course Rob Manfred and how we would run baseball if we could. Let us know what you think about our new format and what we talked about today in our show in the comments of our Youtube Channel or at our email: email@example.com
Antonio Brown kicked out of Bucs practice for fighting | Orioles lose 15th straight game | Rob Manfred says a potential work stoppage is not necessary next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred joins Craig to talk about the universal DH, the 7 inning rule, a runner on 2nd in extra innings, a potential lockout, the field of dreams game, blackouts and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EP: 133 BLEACHER BLUMS MLB absolutely nailed it with "Field Of Dreams" game! Why Tuttle and Blum hope that Rob Manfred was paying attention to what that game meant. The trade deadline, what does it mean for teams. Little know facts about the DMV The differences between CA and TX DMV bleacherblums.com geoffblum.com bluewirepods.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A Major League Baseball-heavy segment this hour; Ohtani vs. Vladdy, Trout update, Dodgers head back East, and Rob Manfred does something right?? Annie O'Donnell and Chris Bibona break down the "Field of Dreams" Game, where the White Sox and Yankees battled it out until the last frame. At the end of the segment, Sports Sunday goes in-depth dissecting Trevor Bauer and his decision to break his silence for the first time since being put on administrative leave amidst a sexual assault investigation.
Ariel Epstein and Ben Stevens are back to give you all the information you need to make it a profitable day in the wager world. Ariel and Ben recap all of last night's MLB action, including the wild Field of Dreams game, and recap the NFL Preseason Games from last night. They are joined by Donnie Rightside to discuss Tim Anderson's walk off home run, the Patriots' quarterback competition, Joe Flacco's solid game, the Steelers' quarterback depth, and what to expect from some top rookies in the Preseason.
Adam Copeland is joined by Athletic A's Writer Steve Berman to break down the latest from Tuesday's vote by the Oakland City Council to approve a new ballpark term sheet for the A's. In a 6-1 vote today by the Oakland City Council, they approve a new ballpark term sheet for the Howard Terminal site. The ball is now in the A's court as to what they want to do next. Negotiations will continue and they will hopefully work on keeping the A's in Oakland. A's president Dave Kaval didn't sound as optimistic with the 6-1 approval vote and Steve explains why. MLB and Rob Manfred said recently that the A's moving is a real legit possibility if things can't be figured out in Oakland. And Steve talks about if he thinks A's Owner John Fisher will ever come out and talk about what is going on with the team hoping to stay in Oakland. You can read all of Steve's great A's coverage by visiting: https://theathletic.com/author/steve-berman/ And you can follow Steve on Twitter @BASportsGuy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
本集在大來賓時間之前，先討論這週末讓大聯盟不平靜的場外事件，包含教士國民之戰的場外槍擊案 (26:22)、洋基和落磯爆發多人新冠肺炎篩檢陽性 (29:27)，接著聊本屆全壘打大賽和明星賽 (31:07)、ESPN 知名評論員 Stephen A. Smith 批評大谷的風波 (51:24)、Rob Manfred 表示傾向來年取消突破僵局制和雙重賽 7 局制 (01:15:06)、Hector Santiago 上訴失敗服 10 天球監 (01:25:10)、Trevor Bauer 行政停職延長 (01:30:45)、大聯盟將迎來史上首組全女性賽事轉播團隊 (01:37:30)。 大來賓時間邀請到資深聽眾、球評「曾公」曾文誠先生 (01:48:37)，請他來分享最近出的 226超級鐵人新書(01:50:33)，然後討論大聯盟上半季的亮點 (01:59:33)、對外來物質加強執法的回憶與看法 (02:02:46)、睽違多年在本季回到中職球評職務的感觸(02:10:31)、對比中職現在和過去的媒體球員互動關係 (02:14:57)、大谷翔平的無可取代和不凡球技 (02:22:12)、比較大谷和 90 年代 Ken Griffey Jr. 兩者的形象與場外影響力 (02:36:27)、會不會有下一個大谷翔平 (02:51:17)。 「好書我來讀」介紹美日棒球文化衝擊的雋永書籍《You Gotta Have Wa》(02:58:45)；數據單元分享本屆季中業餘球員選秀的有趣數據和現象 (03:15:45)、David Fletcher 的連續安打場次紀錄 (03:19:12)、巨人趕進度的全壘打產量 (03:23:48)、Jake Cronenworth 的完全打擊和聖地牙哥教士的得分紀錄 (03:25:20)、馬林魚得失分差跟預期戰績差距很大的特別情況 (03:27:36)。 ✎ 好書推薦《新活水雜誌七月號：聽！是棒球》 https://www.books.com.tw/products/R030087058 ✎ 《60歲的我，也能完成226超級鐵人三項：跨越年齡，超越極限，勇於挑戰的曾文誠》 https://www.books.com.tw/products/0010895727
We talk Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, our reactions to the events (including Nate's experience at both), the power of Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuña Jr. out with a torn ACL and the Braves' corresponding move(s), the Cubs' fire sale beginning with Joc Pederson, Rob Manfred and the MLB indicating 7-inning doubleheaders, the extra-innings runner rule and more not likely continuing beyond 2021, the Angels drafting all pitchers and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store
Vover's Laurence Scott discusses Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred facing the challenge of blending modern entertainment in a digital age with the heritage of a game based in tradition and strategy. So many signposts from the recent MLB All-Star events in Denver show how this is an on-going dance where coordination and communication are key.Host: Laurence ScottVoice your thoughts on this episode by downloading the Vover app here!
We've reached the All-Star Break of the 2021 Season the Cleveland Indians have another day off before they hit the road for Oakland and Houston. On today's show I'm giving you my thoughts on every Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in the 2021 season, we'll answer a question from a fan email, and look at the decisions Rob Manfred said are coming. If you want to share your thoughts on the game or anything Cleveland baseball you can find me on Twitter @daveyberris, you can email the show ClevelandBaseballMornings@gmail.com, or leave a message on the anchor app and we'll play it back on the show. Now available on iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-cleveland-baseball-morning-70571254/ Now available on Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/17e3d70a-dd9e-4ed3-a6fc-2ef5d6f58bb8/Cleveland-Baseball-Mornings-An-Indians-Fan-Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/clevelandbaseballmornings/message
Beers of the Week:- Fluffy Orange Creamsicle (Odyssey Beerwerks)- Cherry Bomb (Berthous Brewing)- The Chosen One Coconut Ale (903 Brewing)- Golden Monkey (Victory Brewing)The crew gets to it quickly, with Mike unloading his hatred of All-Star games. Mookie rambles on about the Euro 2020 Final, and the Copa America. And Scott has realized that he may not love his kids as much as he thought he did after introducing them to Space Jam.After the break, Scott talks about Bill Walsh determining how attractive his players' dates were. And Mookie successfully pushes Mike over the edge. Mike wraps the show by quickly talking about Rob Manfred pulling some fan favorite rules next year and the A's potentially relocating to Oakland.Be sure to check out friends of the show:Kong Beer Bong (craftbrewedsports.com/beerbong) will make sure you are the life of the party. Keep your beer cold in this koozie that converts to a beer bong in an instant. Order yours today.Beer Drop (craftbrewedsports.com/beerdrop) ships award winning craft beer directly to your doorstep. Sign up for a monthly plan, or shop all of the beers available at Beer Drop and get them shipped to you at a $5 flat rate. Morning Recovery (craftbrewedsports.com/hangover) guarantees that you'll wake up after a night of drinking more ready to take on your day. Use the code SPORTS at checkout for 20% off your non-subscription order.Dugout Mugs (dugoutmugs.com/craft) for one of a kind beer mugs and openers. Use our link for 15% off your entire order.
A lot of people watched Major League Baseball's All Star Game Tuesday night in Denver and I'm still trying to find one person who liked the uniforms. I haven't heard, or read one positive comment from a player regarding the uniforms. Wouldn't you like to meet the person, or people who designed those hideous things? And what about Rob Manfred...did he really sign off on this? What ever happened to a player wearing his team's jersey so when you're watching the game you can easily identify your favorite player. Does MLB ever do anything right?
(0:00) Rob Manfred held his annual All-Star game press conference in which he said MLB won't look to continue 7-inning double headers and the man on second rule in extra innings. (15:30) The discussion on Rob Manfred's comments regarding the state of MLB continues with callers weighing in. (24:10) Cassius Marsh can't stop talking about the Patriots even though he was only here for 9 games, are players speaking out more freely about the Patriots because they aren't as good and Brady is gone? (33:45) Players speaking out against Belichick and the Patriot Way seems to be taking its toll on Belichick's control of his own locker room.
Giancarlo & Vlad Jr at Little League game?American League beats National League and wins 8 consecutive game in 8 yearsScherzer faces Ohtani - literallyCoors Field hosts the 2021 All-Star GameMedia Clown Show with A-Rod & Big PapiFlipped from FOX to ESPN for Eduardo Perez pre-gameSalute to Hank Aaron to launch the gameJoe Buck can't pronounce Mike Zunino's name in lineupArenado receives well deserved praise and applauseArts in the game, bats by Gregory SiffShoe designs that Acuna Jr has showcased in the pastASG Uniforms - Pajamas, Prison Uniforms, Red Flag, Splendiferous or HorrendousWho is Mic'ed Up during the game - did you like it?- Boston, Xander Bogaerts, at the Plate gives his Scherzer analysis via mic to the press box- Freddie Freeman, Braves and Aaron Judge, Yankees talk at 1st- Tatis Jr, Padres - talks with Vlad Jr, Blue Jays as he passes Fernando to finish his Home Run trot home- Salvador Perez, Kansas City fakes ferocity to Marquez after wild pitch toward Perez's head- Dave Roberts & Kevin Cash take the mic and share their thoughts- Liam Hendricks, White Sox pitcher, on mic drops some language and shares pitch instructions with Mike Zunino and the world- Kevin Cash brings his Rays coaching staff to game along with Mike Zunino and Joey Wendle.- Late Entry, Andrew Kittredge- Astros skip the trip- Rob Manfred delivers the MVP to Guerrero Jr.- Will MLB change the extra innings rules. - ASG Celebrity Softball Game - Adult Sandlot gameThanks to XtakeRuX for the music, ""Rocking Forward"Follow Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod
Richard Sherman was reportedly arrested this morning on burglary domestic violence charges. Paul discusses the latest updates on the case and responds to your text messages on the matter. We also go over Rob Manfred's proposed changes to MLB and Dominique Foxworth's theory of why Russell Wilson was so upset this off season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Greeny weighs in on how amazing the MLB All-Star Game was last night and then talks about Rob Manfred's discussion around the 7 inning DH, the shift and what the plans are for those two things as we move forward in the game. Plus, the crew laments how awful the MLB ASG jerseys were last night before talking about how we might have seen the last of Roger Federer. Greeny then takes calls on what's the one thing you would change in the world of sports on the heels of the penalty kicks.
Dave is back! The American League won the All-Star Game... again... Rob Manfred puts the city of Oakland on notice as it pertains to the A's and the Howard Terminal Stadium, plus the Kings are reported to be "potential suitors" for Ben Simmons... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss an awkward moment Buster had in the dugout with Aaron Judge, why Tim Kurkjian is a national treasure, the young talent shining through in the All-Star Game, the players being mic'd up, Shohei Ohtani having fun all weekend, players and team staff voicing their displeasure that so many players no-showed the game, and Rob Manfred saying new rules will be ditched next season.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open the show discussing the MLB All-Star Game. (11:13) MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred, announces that a few rules may change. (23:55) Lenny Clarke calls in to the show! (32:42) Xander Bogaerts spoke at the All-Star Game and made comments about the Red Sox and his future with the organization.
Today's word of the day is ‘exhibition' as in the All Star Game as in international players took over the game as in the game was supposed to be in Atlanta, but it was in Denver. Let's discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Shohei Ohtani, and the biggest storylines of the weekend. (15:50) The Los Angeles Angels drafted 20 pitchers in 20 rounds of the MLB draft. WHAT!? Is this bizarre? Should this work? The New York Mets paid Kumar Rocker $6M, which is nearly $1.3M more than he was slotted to make. (27:20) NPPOD (28:55) Review: State of Texas vs Melissa. (33:10) Rob Manfred met the media before the All Star Game and he answered some very important questions. Will there be shortened double-headers next season? Will the extra inning rule be there next season? Will there be a work stoppage? Will the Athletics be in Las Vegas? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(00:00) It's Wallach Wednesday! Team USA bounced back in a big way last night in a 108-80 victory over Argentina following back-to-back losses to Nigeria and Australia earlier in the week. (17:24) WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT: Vladimir Guerrero puts on show as the American League beats the National League in the 2021 All-Star Game. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says seven-inning doubleheaders and extra-innings rule will likely be dropped in 2022. Watch Toucher & Rich every morning on Twitch! Watch them live or whenever you want: Twitch.tv/thesportshub
The All-Star game happened, MLB players need to be mic'd up constantly, our Chiefs Insider Pete Sweeney had great points yesterday, Chargers taking a shot out our guy Patrick Mahomes, we shout it out, Rob Manfred will propose rule changes to the rules they implemented, and NIL old stuff coming back up. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With an ACL surgery that could keep Kawhi Leonard out for the start of the season and his contract up in the air, what is the future for Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers? The American League beats the National League for the 8th time in a row, with Shohei Ohtani getting the win for the American League. MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred discussed potential changes coming for MLB including eliminating the 7-inning doubleheader that was put in place this season for COVID-19 purposes. He also mentions the possibility of banning the shift. the Team USA Men's Basketball team gets redemption after losing back-to-back games in their warmup for the Olympics. The New Orleans Pelicans are close to finding their next head coach. Plus, the ultimatum that the Oakland A's received and if this is it for their time in Oakland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Rob Manfred teasing a possible permanent reprieve from zombie runners and seven-inning doubleheaders, react to Monday's Home Run Derby and outpouring of appreciation for Shohei Ohtani, and lament Ronald Acuña Jr.'s season-ending injury (and assess the state of the Braves). Then (45:46) they bring on FanGraphs Lead Prospect […]
Rob Manfred speaks, Pete Alonso wins another HR derby for all of the Mets fans, Mike Florio, Caroline Jastremski, Chris Rose, Out to Lunch, Pick of the Day and much much much more... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Eno, Britt & DVR discuss Pete Alonso's second Home Run Derby crown, commissioner Rob Manfred's media session from All-Star week, and their expectations for each division and Wild Card race for the second half of the season. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe to the Rates & Barrels YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RatesBarrels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand react to Jeff Passan clapping back at Stephen A. Smith on First Take this morning, following Smith's ignorant comments about Shohei Ohtani. (10:02) We discuss Team USA rough start to it's exhibition schedule, along with Head Coach Gregg Popovitch's post-game back and forth with reporter Joe Vardon. (23:27) The crew dives into Rob Manfred's comments about 7-inning doubleheaders and the MLB showing off their improved ratings yesterday, as calls come in on Team USA's struggles. (32:18) Today's Takeaways.
In this re-heat of a 2019 episode, Bobby and Alex discuss their jealousy for the way that other sports dominate holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and try to envision how baseball could do the same. What holiday should we choose? Would it turn into tanks rolling across the outfield no matter what? How much should we invoice Rob Manfred for in consulting fees? Songs featured in this episode: Vampire Weekend — "Holiday” • Booker T & the M.G.'s — “Green Onions”
Rob Manfred has skillfully enacted his sticky substances plan and it has gone off with aplomb according to the commissioner himself, but is that true? Rob, Jeff, and Van talk how it has gone so far and what we can do going forward, as well as some bullpen talk, Wander Franco's struggles, Nate Pearson's recent injury, and much more!
Andy Furman and Brian Noe are waking you up with their evaluation of the Suns win over the Clippers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Plus, something rears its ugly head (again), Lamar Jackson is looking to cash in big, and Rob Manfred believes the MLB's crackdown on sticky substances is going well, and a major recruiting advantage is on the horizon in college sports. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jonas Knox and Brady Quinn lead you into your Friday by getting right to the Clippers Gm 3 win against the Suns. The Clippers once again win a Gm 3 after being down 0-2... can their winning pattern continue? The fellas talk Steelers releasing their Pro Bowl G David DeCastro, what his kind of nagging injury is like and how this will affect Big Ben. Plus, Eddie is not a fan of a certain Steelers stadium theme song. Outkick's MLB insider Jon Morosi joins the show from Montreal again and shares his amazing NHL experience. They also talk about Rob Manfred and sticky stuff in baseball and Brady asks Morosi for an Italian favor. Plus, they bring in Danny G. for an epic Animal Thunderdome that features a near shark death, a chimp headshot and a fish that eats male testicles! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jonas and Brady revisit the Supreme Court ruling on Image and Likeness and have a good discussion about scholarships. Outkick's MLB insider Jon Morosi joins the show from Montreal again and shares his amazing NHL experience. They also talk about Rob Manfred and sticky stuff in baseball and Brady asks Morosi for an Italian favor. Plus, the NFL has an obvious money-grab in the works! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Speaking for the first time since last weeks Zoom press conference, Tyler Glasnow is back to discuss how his injury is progressing, the time frame on how long he thinks he'll be out, what he would say to Rob Manfred and more!
Who doesn't love former Mizzou pitcher Max Scherzer? He's gifted, smart, fiery and will grind until the job is done. Scherzer has decided to grind on MLB commish Rob Manfred, umpires and even Phillies manager Joe Girardi. Scherzer dropped his glove and hat and unbuckled his pants mocking the new substance checking system on Tuesday night and it was EPIC! Royals pitches got checked too, and while it's too early, some stud pitchers have struggled already knowing they will get checked. Gerrit Cole of the Yankees walked a bunch of Royals as KC scored 6 and beat the Yankees. It's going to be interesting to see if getting rid of a substance called Spider Tack creates more offense. In Virginia, a school board meeting is chaotic as parents are fighting back against crazy liberal board members. This meeting featured arrests, a suspended teacher and left over 200 parents that signed up to be heard being silenced. Public Schools are ground zero in the fight to keep America great.
The Yankees have won both games to start the Jays series in Buffalo. Gary Sanchez stays fire hot at the plate, hitting a massive go ahead homer late on Wednesday. Gerrit Cole was very good for 8 innings and then further voiced his frustration with MLB's stupid new sticky substance rules. Cashman had some interesting quotes about Boone. Giancarlo is trying to play the outfield next month. Yankee Stadium is re-opening with full capacity on Friday. We talk about all that and more including a breakdown of how stupid Rob Manfred continues to be on this episode. Outro Song: “Life Here Now Forever” (Via APM Music Library)
With Major League Baseball cracking down on the use of foreign substances by pitchers, White Sox lefty Carlos Rodón discussed the topic with Chuck Garfien. Rodón talks about why he doesn't use any extra substances while he pitches and criticizes the decision to punish pitchers and not Houston Astros players who cheated in 2017 and 2018. The conversation also covers his no-hitter, his increased velocity, the Cy Young-caliber season of Lance Lynn, and more.(2:30) -- It's Chuck's first in-person interview in 15 months(3:15) -- Rodon's no-hitter and near no-hitter(8:00) -- How he's been able to hit 100 mph on the radar gun(11:00) -- His thoughts on foreign substances, Rob Manfred and the Houston Astros
Recently across Major League Baseball, the issue of pitchers using sticky substances to generate more spin — and therefore gain an advantage — has exploded into a controversy, with Yankees ace Gerrit Cole among those under scrutiny. Today, The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli on how big this problem has become, how MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred are trying to put a stop to it, and why the league ultimately needs to look itself in the mirror. Follow Britt Ghiroli's coverage of Major League Baseball and the sticky substance controversy: https://theathletic.com/2641498/2021/06/09/ghiroli-blame-for-mlbs-sticky-substance-controversy-falls-first-on-the-league/?source=theleadpodcast
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss a heated Aaron Boone press conference, the Cubs and Cardinals trending in opposite directions, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looking like the best hitter in baseball, and the need for Rob Manfred to take a few lessons from the steroid-era as MLB begins cracking down on foreign substances. Plus, Buster goes rapid fire with Patrick Wisdom, and Marly Rivera talks to Fernando Tatis Jr.
We've got Kevin Pillar hitting 2 HRs with his bloody bat like he's Negan from 'The Walking Dead,' Rob Manfred and the owners changing baseballs and conspiring against the pitchers AND hitters hitting free agency and absolutely no facts to back any of it up! It's been a wild week since our last episode and the team has only played two games. We had David Peterson take another step towards becoming the new Steven Matz, we had the offense wake up in a BIG WAY to salvage the 2-game series with the Orioles and we had conspiracies galore. We've been saying it all along, but this team's DNA just knows how to win. When you can turn the page that easily from a loss to an inferior team and not dwell on the past, that's when you know you've got staying power. Bench players, hurt super stars, unsung heroes- doesn't matter, winners win. Jacob deGrom rightfully gets all the hype for being the best pitcher in baseball, but in the shadow of his greatness sits not one, but two elite, all-star caliber pitchers who are in the top 15 in ERA. Taijuan Walker is not only pitching like an ace, he's the steal of the offseason. Trevor Bauer is making $102 million for 3 years, while Walker is making 23 pitching to a lower ERA. He's been a revelation to the rotation and a much needed boost during these tough times. Speaking of the times, the team has held first place for 40+ days and that number isn't resetting any time soon. Even with the June Swoon Gauntlet, it's not really conceivable that any skid can last with the way the pitching staff is built because 1-3 are solid and help is (hopefully) on the way. The guys discuss who in the BenchMob has earned a staring title even when the big names come back, which relievers and Triple-A players should be re-called to take over for Peterson and Luchessi and whether or not it's too premature to plan for October. Some might call it luck, we'd like to call it- well luck we guess so what? We can't help it if every team in the division gives up ground when we win. It's not every day the the pieces fall into place the way they have, but we gotta believe that when push comes to shove and we go head to head that we'll only further the distance on our way to the promise land and 96 wins!