Two of baseball’s biggest sensations are Los Angeles Angels slugger/pitcher Shohei Ohtani and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. On WiSE Sports Radio, Pat Ryan, former NFL and college coach John Shoop, and I talked about what makes both players worth staying up late to watch.
And Major League Baseball’s biggest storyline right now is the initiative to check pitchers for sticky substances that greatly enhance their grip and ability to put spin on the ball for movement. Managers who previously looked the other way when pitchers were using sticky stuff are going to be blowing a whistle on the opposition.
Major League Baseball umpires will begin checking pitchers more closely for using foreign substances like pine tar, Spider Tack, and Pelican Glue. For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we discuss why MLB is suddenly cracking down on pitchers getting more grip.
Also, Arizona Diamondbacks TV analyst Bob Brenly has a reputation for criticizing players of color. The D-Backs have the worst record in MLB, which will probably result in players being traded. And Tony La Russa has the second-most all-time wins among baseball managers. Is he truly among the sport’s best?
Phone problems at the WISE Sports Radio mothership prevented Monday’s baseball segment from happening. But we were back at it on Wednesday to talk about the New York Yankees suffering a serious blow to their starting pitching rotation.
Pat Ryan and I also discussed two instances of social media and interactions with fans getting out of hand for at least two major leaguers, along with the secret cowboy life of Madison Bumgarner.