by Gameday Gold Staff | May 5, 2017 12:00 am
You know? There hasn’t been a ton of baseball talk lately, let alone optimistic baseball talk. Eric and Larry convene at the Downtown Minneapolis studio this week to fix that. They go heavy into diamond chatter, including a major dose of the Twins. And you don’t just hear from them. Third baseman Miguel Sano and center fielder Byron Buxton have their say. Plus, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale offers his perspective on the team, the division, and some ugly incidents in Boston this week. Oh, and our hosts also get to the NBA Playoffs, the NFL Draft, and revenge on the mind of a former Vikings star.
Not All Twins are Riding High
Segment 1: The Twins wrapped up another successful series, despite losing to Oakland on Thursday. The fellas look back on the wins that Monday and Tuesday brought. Plus, how will Kyle Gibson respond after his demotion to Triple AAA ball in Rochester.
More Diamond Talk
Segment 2: We haven’t had our share of baseball talk this Spring, so it keeps going into this segment. The guys take a page from yesteryear when they compare Byron Buxton with center fielders from the recent past. They also chat about some legends in the MLB press box.
NBA Playoff Smorgasbord
Segment 3: The NBA has reached the second round of the postseason. How good has this generation’s Isaiah Thomas been? Eric and Larry give their take on Boston’s point guard. Is LeBron James primed to lead another title run and top the record books? Then, there’s no nightlife in Salt Lake City? The Warriors believe so.
The Young Bucks: GDG Talks with Miguel Sano & Byron Buxton
Segment 4: We get back into Twins talk, this time on a first-hand basis. Larry got to ask a few questions to young stars Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton. After the interviews, our hosts assess the progress of this roster that features a youthful core and some cagey veterans.
Around the League: Bob Nightengale Broadens Our Horizons
Segment 5: So, what does USA Today’s Bob Nightengale think of the Twins? We find out when he joins the program. Plus, we get his thoughts on the rest of the AL Central contenders. And he was front and center for the tense series between the Orioles and Red Sox. He explains the frenzy surrounding what happened to O’s center fielder Adam Jones.
A.P.’s Get-Back and A Drafty Chat
Segment 6: Adrian Peterson is licking his chops for a chance to take on his former team. But will that opener versus the Vikings be a successful one? After that, the guys recap the Vikings’ scorecard and other tidbits from last weekend’s NFL Draft.
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