Baseball fans will get some live stuff to watch this week, courtesy of ESPN. But you’ll have to get up or stay up really late to watch it, since the baseball is being played in South Korea. KBO! Choose your team! We’re leaning toward the Kia Tigers here at Casselbloggy HQ.
On Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we wondered if the Korean Baseball Organization would fill the hunger of sports fans. And we also talk some football, noting the passing of legendary Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colts coach Don Shula.
The NFL keeps plugging along like it might be the only professional sport played this year. (Though Major League Baseball might get there.) Coming out of last week’s NFL Draft, there are plenty of player moves making news.
On Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discuss the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situations after they used high draft selections on new QBs. And we look at where Andy Dalton might land after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Any discussions about money usually turn ugly and that’s what we could see in Major League Baseball between the players and owners if baseball isn’t played this season — or if it’s played, but without fans in attendance.
On Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, Pat Ryan and I discuss what labor and management are arguing over, the Taiwanese league playing games, and a lawsuit by one of MLB’s worst umpires.
Up until Thursday’s NFL Draft, the big story in pro football this week is the reunion of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (And Gronk came out of retirement!) How much fun will they have now that they’re no longer playing for grumpy Bill Belichick?
But the Draft is the NFL’s main attraction, maybe one of the last “real” sporting events we’ll have until the fall. (That is, if football is even played this coming season.) Will the Dolphins be able to trade up to No. 1 and get LSU quarterback Joe Burrow? Who will the Carolina Panthers take at No. 7? Will the Patriots get their Tom Brady replacement?
Major League Baseball finally got around to punishing the Boston Red Sox for their sign-stealing shenanigans during their World Series-winning 2018 season. But their penalties are nowhere near as harsh as what the Houston Astros suffered for their cheating scandal.
On Wednesday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, I talk with Pat Ryan and Charlie Metcalf about that, COVID-19’s effects on the minor leagues, and reports of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez making moves to buy the New York Mets. Oh, J-Lo and A-Rod owning a piece of a baseball team would be fun…
First off, for anyone interested, I’ve had issues trying to record my past two radio appearances. Last Thursday, a power outage meant I couldn’t use my computer. And on Monday, another audio track from a video played while I was recording, rendering about one-third of the segment unlistenable.
But I got it right for Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment! Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discuss how next week’s NFL Draft is being affected by the COVID-19 shutdown, if Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert could be selected before Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, and actor Brian Dennehy.
(Apologies for the audio feed dropping out a couple of times while I was recording. Probably had too much stuff going on on my computer.)
We had a great discussion for Wednesday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Former NFL and college football coach John Shoop (who now lives in the Asheville area) co-hosted with Pat Ryan and the three of us got into ESPN’s report of MLB considering a quarantined season in Arizona.
Under this proposal, all 30 MLB teams would play in spring training ballparks and the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field with players and team personnel sequestered together for four to five months. While the idea sounds feasible, is it really possible under current circumstances with COVID-19?