Sometimes, breaking news makes you toss previous plans in the trash. That happened for Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment when Major League Baseball announced that Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were being suspended for one year due to their complicity in the team’s sign-stealing scheme during the 2017 season.
Anything else Pat Ryan and I planned to discuss was nixed, maybe shelved for Wednesday’s spot. I had some trouble recording for the first couple of minutes, so this clip picks up after Pat has already introduced the story. But we dive in from there.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is definitely on notice. He played a big role in both the Astros’ and Red Sox’s sign-stealing schemes, mounting monitors, relaying signs, and so forth. He can probably expect a similar penalty to Hinch’s.
Also, we were short on time and didn’t get to chat about Monday’s Clemson-LSU national championship game. Listeners were thus spared my imitation of LSU coach Ed Orgeron.