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

MLB The Show Championship Series podcast with Larry Crino: The passing of the Reds Joe Morgan at 77; Rays just get by Astros in game 1

Former Cincinnati Red second baseman and former ESPN analyst Joe Morgan who passed on Monday due to nerve related conditions at age 77 ( file photo)

On the MLB The Show podcast with Larry:

#1 The passing of former Cincinnati Reds second baseman and former ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst Joe Morgan

#2 Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros started out playing a pretty close game in game 1 first Larry wanted to ask you about Astros pitcher Framber Valdez who made a no look behind the back pick up of a ball hit back to him by the Rays hitter Kevin Kiermaier for an out talk about a defensive play.

#3 The Houston Astros Jose Altuve hit a leftfield first inning home run to get the Astros on the scoreboard talk about Altuve’s homer you can hear it off the bat that the Astros were going to get on the scoreboard a 388 foot blast.

#4 Larry in watching this game it was close from start to finish after Altuve’s home run the Rays Randy Arozarena whose been key for the Rays getting to this second round of the post season hit a bottom fourth inning solo shot to centerfield to tie the game.

#5 With the score tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning Willy Adames scored on a Mike Zunino single to center and the Rays held a 2-1 lead to take game 1 of the ALCS.

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