That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Former Red and ESPN analyst Joe Morgan memories; Sox mgr Renteria fired; plus more

The Cincinnati Reds former second baseman Joe Morgan who passed away at 77 on Monday is seen here at the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown during the time he asked the Hall to keep steroid users out of the Hall (file photo from

On Amaury’s podcast:

#1 Amaury, former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Joe Morgan who had worked as an ESPN analyst with San Francisco Giants announcer Jon Miller who passed away on Monday at 77 was best remembered for his days with the Big Red Machine in the 1970s

#2 Morgan and Miller left Sunday Night Baseball in 2010 and started out his broadcast career with the San Francisco Giants doing analysis before moving onto the national scene.

#3 Morgan could be surly at time with reporters at times and was pretty stubborn on his opinions but those were his opinions at the end of his broadcasting careers he received quite a bit of criticism for not moving with the changes in baseball but also fans said he never moved the needle of the way he saw the game and a group of comedy writers formed a group called “Fire Joe Morgan” towards the end of Morgan’s broadcast career because of those on air traits.

#4 The Chicago White Sox and manager Rick Renteria have parted ways after the White Sox had lost the ALWCS to the Oakland A’s 2-1. Renteria finished his tenure with the Sox with a record of 236-309 (.486).

#5 Amaury talk about the how close, how similar do you see how the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros who should play a number of one run games and maybe some slugfests in this series?

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the vice president of the Major League Baseball Hispanic Heritage Museum and does News and Commentary podcasts each week at

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