WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Albert Pujols gets soft landing with Dodgers

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.

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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: 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 MLB spot: Aug. 24, 2020

After a two-week break from posting radio clips here (due to a combination of writing workload, general August malaise, and giving myself a breather), we are back!

On WISE Sports Radio‘s baseball segment, Pat Ryan and I discussed the formidable Chicago White Sox and what made me circle them as a playoff team before the season. Then we highlighted the most surprising and most disappointing teams of the MLB season thus far:

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International Radio! Talking MLB’s COVID-19 outbreak on Edmonton’s TSN 1260

When I get the call from Edmonton’s TSN 1260 to talk baseball, it’s usually because a big story is happening. An outbreak of 14 Miami Marlins players or coaches testing positive for COVID-19 certainly qualifies.

Chatting with Matthew Iwanyk, we go over the timeline of the outbreak among the Marlins team and the sequence of events that led Major League Baseball to postpone Monday’s games in Miami and Philadelphia. How big a problem is MLB facing in trying to play the 2020 season amid a pandemic?