Fortunately for our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, there’s hardly an offseason when it comes to topics worth discussing. So Pat Ryan, Charlie Metcalf, and I had some fun.
The New England Patriots’ “Spygate” scandal is in the news again, thanks to an in-depth report by ESPN.com’s Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. (The involvement of some guy named Trump added some heat.) Aaron Rodgers is enjoying his best life in Hawaii while the Green Bay Packers are having minicamp. And which teams want Julio Jones, now that his trade demand went public?
Two months into the 2021 Major League Baseball season, one of the big surprises is the San Francisco Giants. Can they maintain their success through the rest of the year?
On WISE Sports Radio with Pat Ryan and Chris Smith, we also discussed Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa living up (down?) to the expectation of him being an out-of-touch curmudgeon, familiar faces on the USA Baseball roster, and the Tampa Bay Rays continuing to defy expectations despite a much lower payroll than the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Before the 2021 Major League Baseball season began, Clint Domingue asked me to be on his 103.7 The Game radio show. But my phone wasn’t cooperating and I couldn’t call in. So I wasn’t sure we’d talk again until maybe the All-Star break or the postseason.
Fortunately, Clint wanted to talk this weekend and there were plenty of topics to discuss, including Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa acting like a curmudgeon, the surprising number of no-hitters being thrown, and the surge of the Houston Astros (the local MLB team for the Acadiana region).
As I said when appearing on Clint’s show last year, It’s been fun to watch him establish himself on the radio with his own show and a pro wrestling podcast. He works hard and has a great radio voice so I hope he continues to trend upward with his radio career. I’m grateful he invited me on his show.
The big story in Major League Baseball for now is Albert Pujols signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, so that was our main topic on WISE Sports Radio.
Pujols’ Hall of Fame career appeared to be over after the Angels released him last week, yet now he’s joining the reigning World Series champion, one of the best teams in MLB, and has an opportunity to win a title. Quite a soft landing for him.
A little bit of catch-up for this week’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, but these topics are still buzzing.
Should Major League Baseball be concerned about four no-hitters (five, unofficially) being thrown nearly six weeks into the 2021 season? Did Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa confirm the worst fears about his return to the dugout? And should the Los Angeles Angels have handled Albert Pujols’ release more respectfully?