Not off to a great start in posting radio clips in 2022. I didn’t get Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment recorded because my computer wouldn’t recognize my microphone as a speaker and playback device. But had I checked earlier than five minutes before the call, I probably would’ve had that fixed.
Major League Baseball is still in a lockout with no negotiation talks scheduled, but we did have some topics to chat up, mostly in sports media. (And we hardly ever talk sports media on WISE, despite that being my “day job.”)
MLB Network dismissed reporter Ken Rosenthal for criticizing MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. At ESPN, former Yankees and Mets pitcher David Cone joins Sunday Night Baseball as an analyst, while an alternate SNB telecast will feature Alex Rodriguez and Michael Kay. And outside of media, the Yankees hired Rachel Balkovec to manage their Single-A Tampa minor-league team, making her the first-ever female skipper in the minors.
Last Thursday, my computer stopped recording for some reason during our NFL segment. That may have been because I had to mute myself on the phone because I had to talk to a heating and cooling guy whose visit I completely forgot about because I didn’t put it in my iPhone calendar. Real world intruding on radio world! Just total ineptness on my part.
Thus, no clip of us discussing Antonio Brown’s meltdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the job status of Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule.
So if anyone is suddenly wondering if I’m still on the radio while we begin 2022 and I start a new job, yes, I am. Not sure if any changes will be necessary with a new workload and a different daily routine. If so, that’ll obviously have to be addressed. I’ve been doing hits with The WISE Guys for a few years now and enjoy being a part of the show. But anything could be up for change in the year to come.