MLB Podcast The Show with Matt Harrington: Francona resting after heart related issues; Judge passes DiMaggio for all time rookie HRs; ESPN Sunday Night looking for new announcer

July 8, 2017

MLB, Oakland Athletics

Cleveland Indians fans sign a ‘Get Well” card for Indians manager Terry Francona before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Indians, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Cleveland. Francona underwent a procedure Thursday to correct an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for a few games and will prevent him from managing in the All-Star Game next week. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

On the MLB Podcast with Matt:

1 Cleveland manager Terry Francona who spent part of last week in a Cleveland Clinic monitoring Francona’s heart was released Friday night after suffering what was determined from the heart monitor that Francona was wearing as abnormal readings. Francona 58 was admitted to the hospital Tuesday after suffering from dizziness and doctors said that he was having an irregular heart beat that was accelerated. Cleveland bench coach Brad Mills is filling in for Francona. Mills said that the two have been communicating and Mills has told Francona jokingly to “hurry up and come back.”

2 ESPN play by play announcer Don Shulman is stepping away from the mic from doing ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for personal reasons. Shulman said, “I certainly have mixed emotions about it, but at the end of the day, I chose to strike a better balance between my personal life and professional life. I’m grateful to ESPN for giving me this opportunity.”

3 Friday night was a thriller at Yankee Stadium as Yankees rookie star sensation Aaron Judge whose looking like he’s swinging like another Aaron, Hank Aaron broke Joe DiMaggio’s all time Yankee rookie home run record a record that stood the test of time since 1936. He hit a Bronx Bomber for his 30th home run of the season eclipsing the Yankee Clipper to amazement of the fans, teammates, and the media who got to interview him after the game. The blast was Mickey Mantle-esq a 432 foot blast.

Matt Harrington does the MLB the Show podcasts each week at







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