Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Universal designated hitter on the table for MLB; Greatest moments in MLB history

photo of New York Yankees hitter Babe Ruth pointing to the fences before going deep on an 0-2 count against Chicago Cubs pitcher Charlie Root at Wrigley Field in game 3 of the 1932 World Series. London discusses some of the greatest moments in MLB history (wikipedia.com)

Headline Sports with London:

#1 MLB is planning to introduce the universal designated hitter if and when the season starts back up again on July 1st. There are some players, fans and media who say that the uniqueness of the National League is allowing the pitcher hit why change it?

#2 There was a discussion today on yahoo sports about the most iconic moment in baseball history starting with the Boston Red Sox Carlton Fisk’s home run against the Cincinnati Reds in game six of the 1975 World Series

#3 Babe Ruth’s called shot in game three of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field did the Babe call the shot or not?

#4 Willie Mays’ centerfield over the shoulder no look catch in the 1954 World Series and turning to throw the ball back into the infield in one motion while falling down.

#5 The game six NLCS at Wrigley Field with Steve Bartman fan interference play which he reached over for the ball and the Cubs outfielder Moises Alou lost it and blamed Bartman for interference which led to the Cubs losing the 1997 NLCS.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: They fought together and won Championships together The Last Dance with Michael Jordan continues; plus much more

Steve Kerr and Michael Jordan celebrate one of many great moments as teammates on the Chicago Bulls. Kerr does recall the time when Jordan gave him a black eye during practice as practice got competitive and Kerr said the experience was “weird” (file photo from ESPN)

Headline Sports pod with London:

#1 In the ESPN Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance” Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr who played with Jordan during those championship years 1996-98 got into a scuffle during a practice and got a black eye from Jordan who later called Kerr to apologize and Kerr said that call reset the relationship as the two respected each other going forward.

#2 In the 1997-98 season Scottie Pippen was nearly traded from the Bulls because he said he was underpaid in part 2 of Last Dance Jordan says he felt that Pippen was being selfish. But being underpaid during that period still bothers Pippen who Jordan calls the best teammate he ever had.

#3 Pippen talked about the 1998 season being the last season that that nucleus of Rodman, Jordan, and the whole team would be together before breaking up as all of those players were free agents after that season. They pulled it together one more time and who would forget Jordan’s buzzer beater to beat the Utah Jazz to win their last championship.

#4 London your old beat Major League Soccer has MLS players from Orlando City and Sporting Kansas City arriving for practice not mandated but players who do arrive are getting medical exams and their temperature taken is this an indication that soccer could be back and soon?

#5 I know for you who covered the MLS and the San Jose Earthquakes that had to be a special time but knowing the players and how the MLS worked it has to be a cautious but yet some light at the end of the tunnel moment that they could have the opportunity to be to get back to work.

London does Headline Sports podcasting each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: In with the new and out with Dalton at the Bengals; Chiefs exercise fifth year option with Mahomes; plus more

Former Cincinnati Bengal quarterback Andy Dalton (14) who threw for the Bengals for nine seasons was released on Wednesday to make room for rookie quarterback Joe Burrow (bengalswire.com file photo)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 After nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was released to make room for former LSU Tigers quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. Dalton during his tenure threw for 204 touchdowns, 2757 competions, and was active in the Cincinnati community.

#2 It comes as no surprise that the Kansas City Chiefs picked up the fifth year option of quarterback Pat Mahomes, Mahomes led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory last season and throwing for 4,031 yards, 26 touchdowns, and five interceptions.

#3 Laiah Zuniga, 28 who attended a New York Mets and Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field Aug 27, 2018 was struck by a foul ball causing her to suffer a spider web fracture of here face, teeth, nose and have constant nose bleeds has filed a law suit against Major League Baseball in Cook County Circuit Court. The same law firm representing Zuniga is representing a man who was blinded in one eye by a foul ball in 2017 at Wrigley Field.

#4 Buck Showalter former Baltimore Orioles manager said that fans are an essential part of the game of baseball and without them it can be a rather dull experience playing in front of nobody which are the plans if MLB returns. Showalter on ESPN radio said the fans provide an emotional flicker.

#5 The Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James says he’s all in to get the NBA season back and started again. He said nobody is assuming anything and that he and the NBA players are ready to come back. This was asked after Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that it’s safe to assume the NBA season  is over.

London does Headline Sports each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Patriots sign Lee for one year; Steelers sign Dupree for a year as NFL gets busy

Marquise Lee joins the New England Patriots after playing only six games over two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars due to multiple injures (espn.com file photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Marquise Lee for a one year deal coming from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lee signed a $34 million deal with the Jags in 2018 but had a series of injuries ACL, MCL, and PCL that allowed him to see action in six games for three catches and 18 yards.

#2 Lee will be joining wide out Julian Edleman, N’Keal Harry, Mohamed Sanu, Damiere Byrd with a line up like that how complimentary will the Pats look going into August?

#3 Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Bud Dupree has signed a deal for $15.8 million but is negotiating a long term deal with Pittsburgh, Dupree will have the second highest salary to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who is earning $23.75 million. Dupree and TJ Watt together totaled 11.5 sacks, 16 tackles and 17 quarterback sacks.

#4 Hall of Fame broadcaster of the Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully has been reported to be resting comfortably for a fall at his home. Scully is 92 and is in the Ford C Frick wing of the baseball hall of fame. Scully retired from broadcasting in 2016.

#5 The idea of using a four man outfield might be the way of the future as the Tampa Bay Rays used the strategy against the Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies in the last few games of spring training before the ordered Covid-19 shutdown suspending baseball with Albies at the plate the Rays had second baseman Mike Brousseau play in right field with three other outfielders. Albies line to Randy Arozarena in left center for the out and the planned worked.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Stephen Curry’s wife being sue for $10 mil; Top WNBA prospect will watch draft on line; plus more

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha is being sued by Flutie Entertainment and her lawyer Michael Plonsker said the suit was nonsensical (sfchronicle.com file photo)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesya Curry is being sued for more than $10 million from Flutie Entertainment. Robert Flutie manager of Flutie Entertainment said Ayesha did not share the proceeds from her six businesses and took away a top Flutie employee. The suit contends Ayesya devalued and gutted Flutie Entertainment. Ayesha terminated her business relationship with Flutie in 2019.

#2 Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been doing a lot of yoga saying he hasn’t broke a sweat and it doesn’t seem quite the same as doing regular exercises. For Kerr this is a whole different regiment than going to the gym which is closed due to the current panemic.

#3 The WNBA draft is on Friday night but it’s all being done digitally from social distancing. WNBA top prospect Sabrina Ionescu is expected to be a first round pick. The draft will be on virtual live stream with Ionescu watching from her home in Walnut Creek and the main in event in New York.

#4 The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for the draft with two first round choices, two in the fifth round, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. The 49ers may consider a quarterback in their later round choices.

#5 Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said that African American players are getting bypassed or overlooked as there are only 7.7% African American players in MLB today. The 73rd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in baseball was celebrated this month, the color line was broke by Robinson in 1947.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Brady shared some revelations on the Howard Stern Show

Tom Brady at home with his wife Gesele Bundchen with children talked about his marriage and family life among many other topics with Sirius talk show host Howard Stern (Instagram)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM interviewed Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady who said it was time for a change for his reason for leaving New England.

#2 Brady addressed that there were misconceptions about his working relationship with former head coach Bill Belichick saying there was never ever any rift between them.

#3 Brady who appeared in nine Super Bowls a six time Super Bowl champion, 13 AFC Championships said he didn’t care for the legacy label and that label was not what he was seeking in football.

#4 Brady talked with Stern about his marriage with super model Gisele Bundchen who told Brady he needed to spend more time at home. Brady admitted he was working too much on football and was away way too much.

#5 London we know you followed the Pats very closely and what are some of the things the Patriots will miss not having Brady under center for them anymore.

London Marq does Headline podcasting each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq part I: Downtown Sacramento virtual ghost town after Kings season suspended; A look back in SF Giants history; plus more

(sacbee.com photo) Jack’s Urban Eats in midtown Sacramento in this March 16th photo is only selling food for take out orders no dinning in during the Shelter in Place policy. The home of the Sacramento Kings Golden One Center has sat dark since the NBA suspended the season due to Covid 19 pandemic.

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 The impact that the necessary shelter in place has equated  a down economy in downtown Sacramento home of the Sacramento Kings is virtually a ghost town with very few office people going out for lunch and mostly working from home. Shelter in place is a great idea and hopefully it’ll flatten the curve but it will take downtown Sacramento at least two years to come back from all of this.

#2 Taking a look back in San Francisco Giants history former Giant outfielder Barry Bonds slugged two home runs on opening day of 2002 at Dodger Stadium after hitting 73 home runs in 2001 which set the MLB season mark for homers. Still historians say those are tainted records and Bonds admits he’s like a ghost in a big house that can’t win enough votes to get into the Hall of Fame.

#3 In the Bay Area local park offiicals have closed parks and playgrounds due to the social distancing policy. While officials got to the point saying people were not keeping their distance this will have to be the new normal for school kids who can’t go out play and exercise.

#4 Skiing is out of he question at any rate as the Nevada/California snow pack is at it’s 11th place lowest in the 71 year recorded history. Registering at 53% for this year’s snow fall.

#5 The San Francisco Giants are kicking in another $700,000 on top of the $1 million they will pay out to their game day employees who can also take unemployment during this time. Team president Larry Baer said the team plans to up the ante later on.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq part II: Will Bonds ever get a shot at the Hall?; Snowpack low might be a good thing

Former Miami Marlins batting coach and former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds. London talks about Bonds chances of making the MLB Hall of Fame (photo from Zimbio)

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 The impact that the necessary shelter in place has equated a down economy in downtown Sacramento home of the Sacramento Kings is virtually a ghost town with very few office people going out for lunch and mostly working from home. Shelter in place is a great idea and hopefully it’ll flatten the curve but it will take downtown Sacramento at least two years to come back from all of this.

#2 Taking a look back in San Francisco Giants history former Giant outfielder Barry Bonds slugged two home runs on opening day of 2002 at Dodger Stadium after hitting 73 home runs in 2001 which set the MLB season mark for homers. Still historians say those are tainted records and Bonds admits he’s like a ghost in a big house that can’t win enough votes to get into the Hall of Fame.

#3 In the Bay Area local park offiicals have closed parks and playgrounds due to the social distancing policy. While officials got to the point saying people were not keeping their distance this will have to be the new normal for school kids who can’t go out play and exercise.

#4 Skiing is out of he question at any rate as the Nevada/California snow pack is at it’s 11th place lowest in the 71 year recorded history. Registering at 53% for this year’s snow fall.

#5 The San Francisco Giants are kicking in another $700,000 on top of the $1 million they will pay out to their game day employees who can also take unemployment during this time. Team president Larry Baer said the team plans to up the ante later on.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Giants announcer Jon Miller negative for Covid 19; Curry and Fauci warn fans to take it serious; plus more

file photo from sfchronicle.com: San Francisco Giants radio announcer Jon Miller introduces the team before the home opening game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif.

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 San Francisco Giants announcer Jon Miller said after picking up his son and fiance after their trip to Europe they told him to be careful not to handle the luggage and not to hug them because they might have been exposed to Coronavirus and later as it would turn out they did. Miller and his wife Nadine did take a test for Covid 19 and the tests proved negative.

#2 With the NBA season canceled Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry and Dr. Anthony Fauci both held a on line Q and A streaming answering questions pertaining to the current pandemic crisis. Dr. Fauci talked medically about how the public should continue to shelter in place and Curry telling fans that they’ll be back when this is all over.

#3 This week was supposed to be opening week for the Oakland A’s hosting the Minnesota Twins at the Coliseum and the San Francisco Giants opening up in Los Angeles. As this season continues to be suspended and everyone is held up in their usual four walls it’s a matter of what could have been for baseball’s opening week.

#4 Sad news all time great Curly Neal of the Harlem Globetrotters has passed away at age 77. Neal did some of the fanciest moves on the basketball floor the Globetrotters and he was with the Globetrotters from 1963-1985. Also the passing of former Houston Astro and Los Angeles Dodger Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn at 78 years old, who had hit .250, 1665 hits, 291 home runs, and 964 RBIs career.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Sports is inconsequential at a time like this; Kansas will finish No.1 in AP polling; plus more

Udoka Azubuike who goes for the the throw down and the Kansas Jayhawks finished first in the AP poll for the 2019-20 season (ap photo)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 It’s true sports is inconsequential in times like these says one SF Chronicle columnist Ann Killion

#2 How risky is it for anyone to be out after hearing about NBA players Rudy Cobert, Donavon Mitchell, Kevin Durant, an NHL player from the Ottawa Senators who was not identified and a minor league baseball player.

#3 They didn’t win the National Championship but Kansas finished on top of the AP polling going 29-3. The Jayhawkls received 63 out of 65 first place votes.

#4 The Jacksonville Jaguars traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears, the Carolina Panthers released former 49er safety Eric Reid, Reid was with Carolina for 13 months on a three year, $22 million contract.

#5 San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence advised everybody to have “love, kindness, and humanity aren’t taking a break treat everyone with love” Pence also added “can’t wait to get back to baseball”

London Marq does Headline Sports each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com