WISE Sports Radio: Shohei Ohtani’s start, Trevor Bauer looming, Ichiro’s first pitch, USFL’s return

The 2022 Major League Baseball season is in its early days, so storylines are just beginning to develop. For instance, Shohei Ohtani’s apparent slow start. But the reigning American League Most Valuable Player looks like he’s finding the form that made him a superstar last season.

On WISE Sports Radio, we also discussed Trevor Bauer preparing to make things difficult for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs ownership deciding not to bid on Chelsea Football Club, and Ichiro’s impressive ceremonial first pitch. Oh, and the USFL dusted off some nostalgic brand names to give spring football another shot.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Overlooked Brewers, Ryan Braun retires, Padres’ implosion, Ohtani vs. Vlad Jr.

Only a couple weeks remain in the 2021 Major League Baseball season and there are some close playoff races to follow. But one team that’s been very good hasn’t gotten much attention outside of diehard baseball followers: The Milwaukee Brewers, with a 91-58 record and 11.5-game lead in the NL Central.

We finally give the Brewers their due on our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Interesting that Milwaukee’s been successful without a guy who was their best player for years, Ryan Braun. We also talk about the once-promising, now-imploding San Diego Padres and whether Shohei Ohtani or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. should win the American League Most Valuable Player award.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Shohei and Alonso donate, Mets injuries, Boone’s hotseat

Due to some technical difficulties and general jackassery from the guy at the keyboard, it’s been a while since we’ve posted a baseball segment from WISE Sports Radio. But we’re back! Unfortunately, I had a bad connection at times, which could either be attributed to storms in the area or sitting in a bad place for Wi-Fi coverage.

We covered a few stories that were more baseball-adjacent, like the shooting outside Nationals Park in D.C and a Yankees fan throwing a ball at a Red Sox player. But two major injuries for the New York Mets and the job status of Yankees manager Aaron Boone were also part of the conversation.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Gentlemen’s agreement, Fernando Tatis Jr., Shohei Ohtani

Two of baseball’s biggest sensations are Los Angeles Angels slugger/pitcher Shohei Ohtani and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. On WiSE Sports Radio, Pat Ryan, former NFL and college coach John Shoop, and I talked about what makes both players worth staying up late to watch.

And Major League Baseball’s biggest storyline right now is the initiative to check pitchers for sticky substances that greatly enhance their grip and ability to put spin on the ball for movement. Managers who previously looked the other way when pitchers were using sticky stuff are going to be blowing a whistle on the opposition.

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