[PODCAST] Remember When We Hated The All-Star Break?
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Here is today’s show: Monday July 9th, 2012.
The Break is finally here
The All-Star Break is finally here for the Phillies and it couldn't have gotten here fast enough, especially for Charlie Manuel. Mike and Todd both believe that Manuel sounds like a defeated man and that he has lost his team. We played some Manuel cuts from after the game yesterday and it sounds exactly like that. Todd Ranck says there is no shot the Phillies make the playoffs. Also, we played some cuts from Ryan Howard's appearance on The Herd W/ Colin Cowherd this morning.
As we like to do from time to time when the teams are struggling: The Headline Game! Took a few callers and their best headlines to summarize the first half of this Phillies season. Some funny, creative while others not so much. I know some of you can do better than what we heard on today's show.
Leslie Gudel LIVE from KC
Leslie Gudel, CSN Philly and CSNPhilly.com called in LIVE from Kansas City at the All-Star Break and talked some Phillies. She had an opportunity to go 1-on-1 with Cole Hamels. What she took from the interview: "Cole is very good at shutting things out. He doesn't pay attention to it, he's got his own thing going." Philadelphia is where he wants to stay and he understands the struggles of this team and these struggles are short-term, rather than long-term. Could Cole Hamels get traded before July 31st and return to the Phillies when he becomes a free agent? Leslie Gudel asked Cole Hamels that very question, hear what she had to say on it.
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.OVER/UNDER 240 "backs" used by Chris Berman tonight?
2. OVER/UNDER 7 references to other towns by Chris Berman tonight?
3. OVER/UNDER 20 references to moon shot or balls into orbit?
4. OVER/UNDER 12 references to splashing sounds or water?
From four aces to a pair of jokers
We got what was probably our best headline of the day via the text board: "From Four Aces to a Pair of Jokers." You had such high expectations for this season (and last) and 1 of your aces has 1 win while the other is on the DL. Joe Blanton has more CG than Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels combined. Is this the best headline of the day?
It’s a Monday edition of Top Tweets brought to you by The NEW Mercedes-Benz of Atlantic City. Visit their website and drive home in a luxury car tomorrow! Are you a fan of the Home Run Derby or Slam Dunk Contest? It’s all inside Top Tweets!
1. Who would you most like to add to the Home Run Derby?
2. Would you take a player like Reds Billy Hamilton based solely on speed?
3. Are running backs still the way to go? Went over list of top fantasy players.
4. What should baseball do to speed up the pace of play?
5. How much do you think $620 worth of pennies weighs?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org