The World Series begins this week with the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves playing for Major League Baseball’s championship. For our weekly WISE Sports Radio segment, we preview the series which has some definite local interest with the Braves involved. What does each team need to do to win this series?
We also discuss whether or not Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts should worry about his job status and the St. Louis Cardinals naming Oliver Marmol as their new skipper. And we mix in some football talk at the end with rumors that the Carolina Panthers want to trade for Deshaun Watson.
Originally on our list of topics was the report that MLB owners are planning for a lockout in December. (That’s why I had MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in the featured image above.) Just what baseball needs when it’s falling behind in popularity, far behind the NFL and trailing behind the NBA: A work stoppage that is sure to piss off fans.
But it was surely more fun to talk about the possibility that the Panthers want to bring the Clemson star back home, who also happens to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL when he’s on the field. So that’s apparently why we went in that direction.
As mentioned during the segment, Pat Ryan is going on vacation so I won’t be on the air for a couple of weeks. So no radio clips. I’ll have to do some writing here! I think we’ll be back Nov. 8, when we’ll already know who won the World Series.
You can stream The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET at wisesportsradio.com (courtesy of Mars Hill University) or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, dial up 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM. And thanks to Happy Hill Restaurant for sponsoring the MLB segment.