WISE Sports Radio baseball talk? Botched the recording!

On Mondays, I usually appear on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio to talk about the latest in Major League Baseball with Pat Ryan. And I did that this week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to record audio from my computer for some reason. So no clip of my segment.

I thought I had everything set up correctly, but my recording software wasn’t getting the audio stream. And by the time I realized it, I didn’t have enough time to figure out what the problem was, my phone rang and it was time to talk on the radio. Oops. Foiled by human error again. (Or maybe computer error, I still haven’t determined what happened.)

So you’ll just have to believe me when I say we had one of the best radio segments in the show’s history. Oh, yeah. Here’s what we discussed, in case anyone is interested:

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: New rules! Well, maybe. And other news

Broadcasting from Asheville, North Carolina, Major League Baseball’s initiative to shrink the minor leagues cut close to home with the Asheville Tourists in town. The Tourists were apparently never in danger of losing MLB affiliation, but did switch parent clubs from the Colorado Rockies to the Houston Astros. And they moved up a level from low-Single A to high-A.

Another factor in MLB wanting more control was the ability to use the minor leagues as a testing lab for the many rules changes the sport is considering. On WISE Sports Radio‘s weekly baseball segment, Pat Ryan and I discussed several of the new rules we’ll see in the minors this year, some of which will surely be seen in the majors soon.

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WISE Sports Radio MLB update: Sept. 21, 2020

The past weekend brought bad news for a former Detroit Tigers pitcher and a now-former Tigers manager. Justin Verlander requiring reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and Ron Gardenhire suddenly retiring due to health concerns were two of the topics we covered on WISE Sports Radio‘s baseball segment.

We also discussed the San Diego Padres, whom I think I’ve written more about than any other team this season in my role contributing to SI.com’s Dodgers site.

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WISE Sports Radio MLB segment: April 6, 2020

Shortly before I called into WISE Sports Radio for my regular baseball segment with Pat Ryan, news of Al Kaline’s death was being widely reported. I have far more to say on the Detroit Tigers legend and Hall of Famer than I could articulate on show. But I’m glad I did have an opportunity to express my feelings about Kaline.

We also discussed the MLB players union making sure that established major leaguers who signed minor-league contracts in spring training, hoping to catch on with a roster, were being paid during baseball’s shutdown. And a proposal for extra innings from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner that could be a lot of fun.

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The Podcass 015: Lions suffer larceny at Lambeau

Glad The Podcass is on a Tuesday-Friday schedule, so we could have some near-instant response to the Detroit Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. What a debacle, with the referees making several terrible calls that cost the Lions a chance to win at Lambeau Field and move near the top of the NFC standings.

We break down and complain about those terrible calls, two in particular against Detroit’s Trey Flowers (0:32). Then, our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment covers big wins by the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals in the MLB playoffs over the weekend (16:21). Did you miss those amid all the football action?

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