This week, we get a chance to breathe with much of the Sports buzz slowing to a whisper. But there’s still stuff to talk about, and our hosts don’t take breaks. Eric and Larry are back in the Downtown Minneapolis studio to chat about the MLB All-Star Game and baseball at the break. And that’s not all they get to discuss. There’s the cashflow of the NBA offseason, the best baseball stadiums around, and naming rights for a college hockey arena. And they’re joined by GDG’s Scott Taylor, who gets to chat up some CFL, NHL, and the impacts of arbitration.
MLB Showcases Fun in the Sun
Segment 1: Major League Baseball celebrated the game this week, holding the 88th annual All-Star Game in Miami. How did the American League’s victory square up this game’s history? Then, Eric and Larry reminisce on the influence of Latin ballplayers, including former Twins legend and MLB Hall of Famer Rod Carew.
Baseball’s Best and the Game’s Popularity Struggles
Segment 2: At baseball’s break, the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros are the talk of the sport. Are these teams destined to meet in the World Series? After that, is the lack of a clock hurting baseball in this modern age of gadgets and shorter attention spans?
The Best Views and the Stars Shine Bright
Segment 3: With our minds on baseball, why not look at the favorite ballparks around the nation. The fellas discuss one list of the best in the U.S., then explain their feelings for certain venues. And the annual ESPYs took place on Wednesday. We hear about some of the winners from the most glamorous night in Sports.
GDG’s Scott Taylor Offers Some Maple Leaf Love
Segment 4: Football may not be going on in the States, but it has started north of the border. GDG’s Scott Taylor checks in from this week’s matchup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He talks with the guys about the popularity of the CFL and its comparison to the NHL. Plus, can Canadian son Andrew Wiggins be on the verge of leading a great team? And what might the impacts be of Mikael Granlund’s arbitration case?
When Business and Sports Collide
Segment 5: Eric and Larry piggyback off of the arbitration discussion that Scott Taylor brought up. What happens when egos this big clash over dollars? Then, could Carmelo Anthony help Houston create another “superteam”?
The Name’s the Thing
Segment 6: There’s something new about the Gopher hockey team. Our hosts talk about the new name and sponsorship of Mariucci Arena. Sticking with the U of M, can P.J. Fleck find an advantage over at TCF Bank Stadium? Plus, we hear about the Mayweather-McGregor hype tour and the U.S. Women’s Open crossing paths with President Trump.