WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: More no-hitters, Tony La Russa’s gaffe, and Albert Pujols’ release

A little bit of catch-up for this week’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, but these topics are still buzzing.

Should Major League Baseball be concerned about four no-hitters (five, unofficially) being thrown nearly six weeks into the 2021 season? Did Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa confirm the worst fears about his return to the dugout? And should the Los Angeles Angels have handled Albert Pujols’ release more respectfully?

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Mets-Phillies rivalry, Bryce Harper’s face, and Jesus Luzardo’s pinky finger

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies could be giving us another good baseball rivalry. On WISE Sports Radio, we discuss this past weekend’s series where tensions heated up between the two clubs.

Also, how is Phillies slugger Bryce Harper after taking a pitch to the face? How absurd is MLB’s three-batter rule for relief pitchers? And baseball’s amusing history of strange injuries has a new entry, thanks to Oakland A’s pitcher Jesus Luzardo.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Dodgers-Padres rivalry, Ronald Acuna and Stephen Strasburg injured

During the past year, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have formed the best rivalry in Major League Baseball. The two teams competed for the National League West division title and faced each other in the postseason, followed by the Padres bolstering their roster to catch up to the reigning World Series champions.

For our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we discuss this past weekend’s Dodgers-Padres series, injuries to the Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. and Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, and a COVID outbreak among the Minnesota Twins.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Phillies-Braves call, Joe Musgrove’s no-hitter, Victor Caratini catching history

This past weekend was an exciting one in Major League Baseball with a no-hitter being thrown by the San Diego Padres’ Joe Musgrove and a controversial play at home plate involving the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves with first place in the National League East on the line.

In addition to what’s going in MLB, Pat Ryan, Charlie Metcalf and I also take a turn into football for our WISE Sports Radio segment to discuss Phillip Adams, a former NFL player who shot and killed five people in South Carolina last week. Metcalf actually coached Adams as a high-schooler.

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WISE Sports Radio Fernando Tatis Jr. clip: Feb. 18, 2021

Thursdays on WISE Sports Radio, I usually talk football with Pat Ryan and Mike Gore. But with Fernando Tatis Jr. signing a 14-year, $340 million mega-deal with the San Diego Padres and Tim Tebow announcing his retirement from minor league baseball, we mixed in some MLB news with our NFL talk.

Unfortunately, I screwed up with the recording of the segment. Actually, I recorded everything just fine and was in the process of editing it to post here. But my computer was also waiting for me to restart for an update and I must have hit a button that gave it the go-ahead. And I hadn’t saved the audio file for Thursday’s radio segment. All flushed away.

But before that, I did save a clip of us talking about Tatis’s contract to post on social media. So that’s what will go here today.

You can listen to The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET streaming on wisesportsradio.com or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, dial up 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM.

Thanks to Mars Hill University for sponsoring WISE’s streaming broadcast and the NFL segment is presented by D.C. Creasman Jewelers.