Baseball Radio: Aaron Judge’s Chill, Ozzie Albies’ Pinkie, David Price’s Decision

Two of the most thrilling stories as the 2022 Major League Baseball regular season nears its end are the National League East race between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets and Aaron Judge’s pursuit of 61 home runs, a cherished piece of New York Yankees history.

On our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we discuss a key injury for the Braves and Judge’s likelihood of surpassing what many see as the “real” (unaided by PEDs) single-season home run record. Other topics include the Los Angeles Dodgers’ postseason chances, pitcher David Price likely retiring, and a quick football note about the Detroit Lions.

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Baseball Radio: Pitch Clock, No Shifts, Braves Peak, Yankees Slump, Giants Turn

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.

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Baseball Radio: Marcell Ozuna, Josh Hader, Noah Syndergaard, Paul O’Neill

After getting arrested for the second time in approximately 15 months, the Atlanta Braves have a Marcell Ozuna problem. With DUI charges following a domestic violence arrest, would the Braves prefer to move on from Ozuna? Probably, but Atlanta might also need him, as much as that might pain the team.

On our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we also chat about reliever Josh Hader’s struggles with the San Diego Padres, Noah Syndergaard apparently avoiding his former New York Mets teammates, and whether or not Paul O’Neill truly deserved to have his No. 21 retired by the New York Yankees.

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Baseball Radio: Braves Injury, David Ortiz, Shohei Ohtani, Hall of Fame Inductees

Our WISE Sports Radio segments will go on a two-week hiatus while Pat Ryan takes a vacation. Unfortunately, that means we won’t be talking baseball leading up to and after the Major League Baseball trade deadline. But hey, a summer break is welcome. The show returns Aug. 8.

Going into that break, we discuss how Adam Duvall’s season-ending injury could affect the Atlanta Braves, David Ortiz’s enormous popularity, Buck O’Neil finally getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Shohei Ohtani’s trade value, the collapse of the Boston Red Sox, and two St. Louis Cardinals stars whose refusal to be vaccinated could be costly.

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Baseball Radio: Angels-Mariners Brawl, Bryce Harper Injury, Aaron Judge’s Payday

We’re back on WISE Sports Radio after a week off due to Pat Ryan not feeling well and technical difficulties at the radio station. And Major League Baseball provided plenty to talk about from the past week.

The Angels and Mariners threw down in a big brawl. Bryce Harper suffers a broken thumb that could cost the Phillies a playoff spot. Aaron Judge’s bet on himself is leading toward a major payday. And Freddie Freeman’s return to Atlanta after leaving the Braves gets emotional.

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Baseball Radio: Sizzling Braves, Tony La Russa gaffe, Walker Buehler injury, Angel Hernandez

After a rough start to the 2022 Major League Baseball season, the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves have won 11 games in a row. That hot streak has them right back in the NL East race and could bode well for another postseason run.

Since the Braves are the “local” MLB team for Asheville, that led off our weekly WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. Pat Ryan, Charlie Metcalf, and I also discussed a baffling decision by Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa, how Walker Buehler’s elbow injury affects the Los Angeles Dodgers, and umpire Angel Hernandez appealing his lawsuit against MLB.

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Baseball Radio: Reds Alert, Don’t Mess with Max Scherzer, Red Sox Struggling, Brett Gardner

It takes a special team to lose a game despite allowing no hits by the opposition. That’s what the Cincinnati Reds did on Sunday, and they’re on pace to be especially bad among teams in the history of Major League Baseball.

On this week’s WISE Sports Radio baseball spot, we discuss that along with Max Scherzer having no use for ceremonial first pitches, Trevor Bauer fighting his two-season suspension, the Boston Red Sox playing far below expectations, and Brett Gardner only wanting to play for the New York Yankees.

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NFL Radio: Deshaun Watson Ruling, Eagles-Saints Trade, Stefon Diggs Contract

The NFL offseason is charging toward the annual player selection meeting (also known as the NFL Draft). But until then, Deshaun Watson’s sexual misconduct allegations will continue to be a topic.

On this week’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, we discuss what a Texas judge says Watson must do next. The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints make an intriguing trade of draft picks. The Buffalo Bills extend their relationship with wide receiver Stefon Diggs. And some baseball talk involving the Atlanta Braves gets snuck in there at the end.

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The Podcass 014: Gym rants, Braves and Dodgers collapse, Prodigal Son and Emergence talk

Take some Podcass with you for the weekend!

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).

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