After a week off for Labor Day and schedule switcheroos, we’re back for a baseball segment on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio. And we’re just in time to discuss new rules changes in baseball, including a (much-needed) pitch clock, getting rid of the defensive shift, and larger bases on the field.
Our conversation also includes asking whether the Atlanta Braves peaked too early in their surge up the National League East standings, the New York Yankees’ recent struggles, the downward turn of the San Francisco Giants, and the future of Tony La Russa as Chicago White Sox manager.
We also discuss Kyle Schwarber going nuts over Angel Hernandez’s strike zone, poor attendance at Oakland Athletics games, and San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler refusing to play by baseball’s unwritten rules. And I included a few footnotes after the jump.
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:
And we’re back! With Pat Ryan on vacation, we didn’t have a WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Fortunately, we can still talk about the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series and whether or not they have a chance at repeating.
Additionally, we talk about what the Los Angeles Dodgers need to do this offseason, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (a sure Hall of Famer) retiring, and Major League Baseball’s looming work stoppage.
Our old friend Jim Irizarry now has a full-time gig at 960 AM WSBT Sports Radio in South Bend and this week, he filled in on the Sportsbeat AM morning show. Happy for Jim to be back on the radio and happy to chat with him!
Since Jim and I often talked baseball on his streaming radio show and podcast, I assumed that’s what we’d discuss. And we did, with the decisive Game 5 of the Dodgers-Giants National League Division Series. But Jim really wanted to gab on some sports media stories — which is great because that’s what I cover for a living! I just don’t get to talk about it much on the radio.