Baseball is never more exciting than during the postseason and the divisional playoffs haven’t disappointed thus far. On our WISE Sports Radio segment, we discuss an unusual play in Game 3 of the Rays-Red Sox series, the Braves taking control over the Brewers, and the Dodgers in a good position to defeat the Giants.
Two months into the 2021 Major League Baseball season, one of the big surprises is the San Francisco Giants. Can they maintain their success through the rest of the year?
On WISE Sports Radio with Pat Ryan and Chris Smith, we also discussed Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa living up (down?) to the expectation of him being an out-of-touch curmudgeon, familiar faces on the USA Baseball roster, and the Tampa Bay Rays continuing to defy expectations despite a much lower payroll than the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Now that we’re into baseball’s offseason, a story that should be getting a lot more attention is getting noticed.
A month ago, Baseball America reported that Major League Baseball was considering a proposal to eliminate 42 teams from its minor leagues, presumably based on geography, attendance, and the condition of its facilities. The New York Times followed up with both reaction from some of the clubs that could be affected and, most importantly, a list of the teams that could have their major league affiliation taken away.
That took up a big chunk of my WISE Sports Radio baseball segment with Pat Ryan. We also discussed MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addressing the sign-stealing allegations against the Houston Astros and look at the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot.
First, grievances fuel motivation at the gym (01:29). From WISE Sports Radio, we cover the playoff collapses of the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Philadelphia Phillies firing manager Gabe Kapler. On the football side, we dig into the disastrous Washington Redskins and their dismissal of coach Jay Gruden, along with other NFL Week 6 storylines (07:33). And finally some TV talk on Fox’s Prodigal Son and ABC’s Emergence (31:32).