WISE Sports Radio talk: 2021 World Series preview, Dave Roberts’ job status, Oliver Marmol new Cardinals manager

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.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Mike Shildt’s next stop, Cardinals manager search, Braves lead Dodgers in NLCS

Baseball’s postseason is now in the Championship Series round. Four teams remain! The winners go to the World Series. Both the American League and National League series were very entertaining over the weekend, providing close games and thrilling finishes. Our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment leads off with the Dodgers-Braves and Red Sox-Astros matchups

We also discuss Major League Baseball planning to provide housing for all of its minor-league players beginning next season, a long overdue move. And after the St. Louis Cardinals’ shocking firing of manager Mike Shildt on Thursday, we look at who might take over that job and Shildt being a possible candidate for the San Diego Padres’ opening.

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Talking baseball and sports media with ol’ pal Jim Irizarry – on the radio!

Our old friend Jim Irizarry now has a full-time gig at 960 AM WSBT Sports Radio in South Bend and this week, he filled in on the Sportsbeat AM morning show. Happy for Jim to be back on the radio and happy to chat with him!

Since Jim and I often talked baseball on his streaming radio show and podcast, I assumed that’s what we’d discuss. And we did, with the decisive Game 5 of the Dodgers-Giants National League Division Series. But Jim really wanted to gab on some sports media stories — which is great because that’s what I cover for a living! I just don’t get to talk about it much on the radio.

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WISE Sports Radio talk: Rule hurts Rays, White Sox accuse Astros, Dan Campbell’s tears

Baseball is never more exciting than during the postseason and the divisional playoffs haven’t disappointed thus far. On our WISE Sports Radio segment, we discuss an unusual play in Game 3 of the Rays-Red Sox series, the Braves taking control over the Brewers, and the Dodgers in a good position to defeat the Giants.

And with the Detroit Lions suffering another heartbreaking last-second loss, we talk about coach Dan Campbell’s emotional post-game press conference. Earlier, I wrote a column at The Comeback about how important that was for the Lions and their fans.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: 2021 MLB postseason preview, keeping Ohtani, teams on rise for 2022

Major League Baseball’s postseason is here, beginning with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox continuing their rivalry in the American League Wild Card playoff while the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers face each other in the National League.

For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we preview the Wild Card games in addition to the Atlanta Braves-Milwaukee Brewers NL Division Series and the Chicago White Sox-Houston Astros matchup on the AL side.

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