As typically happens in early September, the NFL and college football attracted most of the headlines (and viewing audiences, I presume). But plenty was happening in Major League Baseball too.
For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, Pat Ryan and I chatted about the Yankees-Mets Subway Series rivalry escalating, Trevor Bauer’s 2021 season ending, the Padres’ postseason chances fading, and Max Scherzer’s greatness ascending.
Buying a ticket to a baseball game gives you the right to express displeasure with the home team if you feel they’re not giving a suitable effort or playing badly. Maybe that reaction isn’t always fair, but it’s part of being a fan. And it’s also part of being a professional athlete.
For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we discussed Javier Baez and other New York Mets players giving a thumbs-down to fans for how they’ve reacted to the team’s poor performance recently. It’s a gesture that team management definitely didn’t support.
Once again, I messed up the recording of our full WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Sometime during those 15 minutes or so, I must have hit a button that made the recording stop. I might need to bring in an intern to do this.
But I did manage to salvage a clip of my conversation with Pat Ryan regarding Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and some very serious assault allegations against him. Reading the reports of the temporary restraining order filed against Bauer, it’s difficult to imagine him pitching again this season.
The New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves were expected to be two of Major League Baseball’s best teams. Yet approximately 65 games into the season, both are disappointing. On WISE Sports Radio, we discussed what’s going on and if each team can turn around with nearly 100 games left to be played.
Our other topics include another injury for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the key to the San Francisco Giants’ surprising success, and when we can expect MLB to start cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances.
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.