Normally, I do baseball segments Monday and Wednesday on WISE Sports Radio. But Pat Ryan and I got our times mixed up on Monday, and Pat’s taking Wednesday off. So we did a longer mash-up segment on Tuesday with NFL and college football talk before touching on some baseball topics and doing a movie review.
News of the Carolina Panthers firing head coach Ron Rivera broke shortly before my segment, so Pat, Charlie Metcalf, and I started there first. Then we discussed my Awful Announcing interview with Toledo sportscaster Jordan Strack, who went viral when his question offended Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. We closed out with the Pittsburgh Pirates hiring Derek Shelton as their new manager and conversation on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
You get the feeling that Pat doesn’t like Jim Harbaugh… ? No wonder he likes to needle me and his colleague Brian Blades about Michigan not living up to expectations and continuing to be a punching bag for Ohio State. But I can’t disagree with Pat on how Harbaugh behaves sometimes, as much as I still support him at Michigan.