[PODCAST] Sportsbash ON DEMAND 5 31 12
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The Sports Bash ON DEMAND gives you the chance to go back and hear what you missed. Its the Sports Bash with Mike Gill and Todd Ranck.
Here is today’s show: Thursday May 31st, 2012.
We open the show up with our main topic of the day: the Boston Celtics. Is the series finished? Do you believe that the Celtics can still win this series? Mike Gill gives it about a 5 percent chance saying they gave it all they had last night, but it just wasn't enough to beat a superior Heat team. Todd Ranck on the other hand, still strongly believes this Celtics team has the will and the desire to overcome their deficit. Gill compared last nights game to when an old Mike Tyson fought an up and coming Lennox Lewis where Tyson gave it his all, but it just wasnt enough.
LeBron in closing seconds
LeBron James took the final two shots in regulation last night and Mike Gill believes it was somewhat of a break through with James as it looked like he wanted to take the final shot. Although he did have problems with his shot making decision. Todd still doesn't feel that there was any break through and Dwyane Wade was the player who closed the game Wednesday night in overtime. The Eastern Conference Finals will now shift to Boston for Games 3 and 4 beginning Friday night.
Phillies Scott Proefrock on
Phillies Assistant GM Scott Proefrock called in on the Phillies off day and gave some interesting answers on both the Phillies injuries and the status of Cole Hamels contract situation. On the injury front, Proefrock said 2B Chase Utley has been swinging the bat well in BP and it all depends on when "he can get his legs underneath him." He's not certain that Utley can play 5-6 times per week which may leave a spot for rookie Fredy Galvis to stay at the major league level.
On Cole Hamels contract situation: "We would like to keep those discussions private and if Cole Hamels is NOT a Phillies pitcher next season, it wont be because we didnt want him here." Scott Proefrock is the Assistant General Manager for the Phillies.
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
Sportsbash Stock Exchange is a series of BUY or SELL questions hosted by producer Pete Giordano. The Stock Exchange is brought you by Linwood Country Club. Visit their website to learn more about one of South Jersey’s oldest and most-respected private golf clubs!
1. BUY OR SELL last night superstars getting superstar treatment?
2. BUY OR SELL the Phillies handling of their injuries?
3. BUY OR SELL the Hornets winning the NBA Lottery?
4. BUY OR SELL Randy Orton getting a 60 day suspension?
Jeff McLane talks OTAS
Philadelphia Eagles are in the middle of their OTA's this week and Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer called in and gave us an update. The player that has been the most impressive to him is CB Brandon Boykin saying he will push Joselio Hanson for that third cornerback position. Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks have looked very good albeit with no pads, no contact. On the back up quarterback position: Mike Kafka will have every opportunity to win job, but he wouldn't rule out rookie Nick Foles. He has a strong arm and is more accurate than both Kafka and Trent Edwards. Jeff McLane covers the Eagles for the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com. Follow him on Twitter.
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More Phillies talk
This segment we recapped some of the things Scott Proefrock had to say during his interview earlier today. A few callers called in and gave their thoughts on what the Phillies should do leading up to July's trading deadline. Mike also went over some clips of Mitch Williams who made an appearance on ESPN Radio talking about pitch counts. Take a listen:
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1. Would you trade Andre Iguodala and Spencer Hawes for Pau Gasol?
2. Will Terrell Owens ever get even a workout from an NFL team again?
3. What do you think of Mayor Bloomberg's proposal of banning over sized sugary drinks?
4. Have you seen any Clint Eastwood movies?
5. Whats your favorite Seinfeld quote/phrase?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org