Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is Friday (July 30) and the San Diego Padres got a jump on their competition (namely the Los Angeles Dodgers) by acquiring All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we discussed the Padres’ being aggressive, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer being a popular trade target, Tony La Russa’s success leading the Chicago White Sox, and the Cleveland Indians changing their name to Guardians.
The NFL does not want any games to be postponed or jeopardized due to COVID-19 this season and is leaning hard on players and coaches to get vaccinated because of it.
On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I talk about that, along with Cole Beasley’s vaccine skepticism, Fred Warner’s big contract with the San Francisco 49ers, and Jerry Jones perhaps seeing the end with his Dallas Cowboys.
Due to some technical difficulties and general jackassery from the guy at the keyboard, it’s been a while since we’ve posted a baseball segment from WISE Sports Radio. But we’re back! Unfortunately, I had a bad connection at times, which could either be attributed to storms in the area or sitting in a bad place for Wi-Fi coverage.
We covered a few stories that were more baseball-adjacent, like the shooting outside Nationals Park in D.C and a Yankees fan throwing a ball at a Red Sox player. But two major injuries for the New York Mets and the job status of Yankees manager Aaron Boone were also part of the conversation.
Had Space Jam: A New Legacy not been available to watch at home on HBO Max, I don’t know if I would’ve seen it. Maybe I would have, however, because it’s arguably a “sports movie” starring LeBron James and I could justify reviewing it for Awful Announcing.
“Sure, perhaps the original Space Jam is viewed affectionately through a nostalgia lens and a sequel couldn’t compete with those memories. But the first movie was fun in a way the new version isn’t. Jordan knew what kind of movie he was in and went along with it. He allowed himself to be goofy and for wacky things to happen to him. To put it in Bugs Bunny’s words, Jordan was “looney.”
LeBron never lets himself go to embrace the spirit of the movie, even when he becomes a cartoon alongside Bugs. He looks like this is an obligation for him, as if he should be in a new Space Jam as this generation’s biggest basketball star.“
For our WISE Sports Radio football segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore and I discuss receiver N’Keal Harry asking the New England Patriots to trade him, Trevor Lawrence signing his NFL contract, the Jacksonville Jaguars breaking some rules, and Cameron Kinley getting some help from the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
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