WISE Sports Radio talk: MLB lockout, Buck Showalter to Mets, Lions win, Spider-Man boom

Despite Major League Baseball being in a lockout, there’s just enough news for our regular WISE Sports Radio segment. That includes an update on the lockout itself, along with Buck Showalter returning to New York to manage the Mets and longtime executive Roland Hemond passing away.

Well, maybe there’s not enough baseball news for a full segment since we also talk about the Detroit Lions winning their second game of the season and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will probably dominate the box office for weeks to come.

You can stream The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET at wisesportsradio.com (courtesy of Mars Hill University) or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, dial up 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM. And thanks to Happy Hill Restaurant — an Asheville institution which is closing after 38 years of business — for sponsoring the MLB segment.

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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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Padres making moves, big prize Scherzer, the Cleveland Guardians

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.

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Talking Tony La Russa, baseball’s no-hitters, and Houston Astros with 103.7 The Game’s Clint Domingue

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.