It was bound to happen one of these days. I had my computer ready to record my WISE Sports Radio baseball segment about 15 minutes before I was on. Then I brewed a cup of coffee, added to my notes, and the phone rang from the station. Forgot to get back to my computer to hit record! Oops.
We discussed Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale needing season-ending (if baseball season ever begins) reconstructive elbow surgery, the possibility of MLB playing more doubleheaders this season, and a new advocacy group for minor leaguers trying to get those players a better salary, along with keeping them housed and paid while the sport is on hold due to COVID-19.
What I didn’t get a chance to mention was how miserable the past six months have been for the Red Sox. They fired general manager Dave Dombrowski, were implicated in a sign-stealing scheme, “parted ways” with manager Alex Cora, traded star Mookie Betters and pitcher David Price, and now their best pitcher is out for the season. That 2018 World Series championship seems like a long time ago.
Also, I got in a wrestling reference when Pat Ryan asked if I’d watched any of the “classic” games that networks showed over the weekend. The only thing I watched was the end of WrestleMania 30 when Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton and Batista to win the WWE championship. Hopefully, some listeners enjoyed that little bit of wrestling talk.