Mondays typically mean baseball talk for me on WISE Sports Radio. But with Michigan’s huge win over Ohio State on Saturday, Pat Ryan wanted to get my Wolverines fan feelings on Jim Harbaugh finally beating the Buckeyes on his sixth try, 42-27.
But baseball teams are throwing some big money at free agent talent, looking to beat the Dec. 2 deadline when team owners will lock out the players and bring the offseason to a freeze. Max Scherzer drew the top headlines by signing with the New York Mets. But plenty of other free agents, including infielder Marcus Semien, pitchers Robbie Ray and Kevin Gausman, signed multi-million contracts shortly before we went on the air.
Unlike last week, I recorded my WISE Sports Radio baseball segment! And this time, I almost got all of it. Not sure if I bumped the keyboard or hit the desk, but for whatever reason, the recording stopped toward the end. So there’s a sad trombone for a punctuation mark.
We got just about everything in, though. Will any of the new additions to the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot be voted in? Noah Syndergaard signs with the Los Angeles Angels. Justin Verlander returns to the Houston Astros. And who are the top free agents available this offseason?
On Mondays, I usually appear on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio to talk about the latest in Major League Baseball with Pat Ryan. And I did that this week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to record audio from my computer for some reason. So no clip of my segment.
I thought I had everything set up correctly, but my recording software wasn’t getting the audio stream. And by the time I realized it, I didn’t have enough time to figure out what the problem was, my phone rang and it was time to talk on the radio. Oops. Foiled by human error again. (Or maybe computer error, I still haven’t determined what happened.)
So you’ll just have to believe me when I say we had one of the best radio segments in the show’s history. Oh, yeah. Here’s what we discussed, in case anyone is interested:
And we’re back! With Pat Ryan on vacation, we didn’t have a WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Fortunately, we can still talk about the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series and whether or not they have a chance at repeating.
Additionally, we talk about what the Los Angeles Dodgers need to do this offseason, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (a sure Hall of Famer) retiring, and Major League Baseball’s looming work stoppage.
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.