Major League Baseball team owners and players still seem to have no urgency toward reaching a new collective bargaining agreement in time for the 2022 season to start. That leads our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Does anyone think MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is doing a good job here?
Also, Andre Dawson and Ferguson Jenkins were among the players who did not like retiring umpire Joe West. Tragic news for former major-leaguer Jeremy Giambi. And how does a Detroit Lions fan feel about Matthew Stafford winning the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams?
After a one-week break to focus on my new job, I’m back on WISE Sports Radio for some baseball talk (with a little bit of football mixed in).
Baseball team owners and players are back at the negotiating table. Will this end Major League Baseball’s lockout in time for Spring Training? Robot umpires — or an automated strike zone — will be used this coming season in Triple-A. Will we see this in MLB? And as a Detroit Lions fan, is it bittersweet to see Matthew Stafford one game away from the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams?
Two big trades happened in sports over the weekend, both of which we discussed on my WISE Sports Radio segment. Mondays are usually baseball talk, but we began by talking about the Detroit Lions trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams and how I feel about it as a long-suffering Lions fan.
Then, Nolan Arenado escaped baseball prison with the Colorado Rockies dealing their star third baseman to the St. Louis Cardinals. Considering the small return, it’s clear that the Rockies just wanted to dump the nearly $200 million that Arenado will be owed over the next six years.
It’s been a week since Myles Garrett hit Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet, and the NFL is now handing out punishment to each of the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers players involved in the brawl. But first, Garrett is trying to plead his case to the NFL.
On Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Charlie Metcalf, and I discuss Garrett’s argument along with Le’Veon Bell’s outrage over the league’s “random” drug testing policy, and the respective futures of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and NFL hopeful Tua Tagovailoa.