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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #159: The Cubs Are Team Trump Now

Hell Week exposes this franchise for what it's become. Plus: The White Sox Rebuild Is Not Going As Well As You Think.


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SHOW NOTES

* 159.

* Roger Wallenstein.

* Hell Week.

* President Donald Trump Palling Around With The Enabling Chicago Cubs.

* Sweet: President Trump Opens White House To Cubs, Who Make Return Appearance.

* Cubs' Todd Ricketts Withdraws Name From Trump's Cabinet.

* Undercover Todd Ricketts.

* Albert Almora Denies Giving Trump The Middle Finger.

* The Ricketts' Better Hope There Are No Tapes!

* Joe Maddon And Anthony Rizzo Are Dead To Me Now:

"I like the United States a lot, I like living here a lot, I like everything about being here a lot," Maddon said. "When you get a chance as a citizen to go to the White House you go. Whether you like the person who is running the country or not, out of respect for the office itself you go. I don't agree with all of the things that are going on right now because I have a different perspective."

"I'm going because it's the United States of America, and I'd rather not live anywhere else except this country," said Anthony Rizzo.

17:45: Cubs Muzzle Miguel Montero's Magnificent Mouth.

* Miguel Montero vs. Tommy La Stella, Aroldis Chapman.

34:05: The White Sox Rebuild Is Not Going As Well As You Think.

* The Melk Man:

* Adam Engel.

* Wallenstein: Mediocre Minors.

* Nicky Delmonico.

* Yoan Moncada.

* Tim Anderson.

* Charlie Tilson.

* Jake Burger.

* Wallenstein's grade on the rebuild so far: C.

* The Continuing Quintana Conundrum.

* Michael Kopech.

* Lucas Giolito.

* Carson Fulmer.

* Reynaldo Lopez.

* Tyler Danish.

* Zack Collins.

* Tommy Kahnle.

* Ricky Renteria's Ejection Rate Skyrockets During White Sox Homestand.

* Male Fragility!

* Verducci: Why Pace Of Play Has Slowed To A Crawl, And A Dozen Ways To Fix It. From May 2014!

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* Verducci: Baseball's Pressing Question: What Happens To A Sport When Nothing Happens? From June 2017!

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STOPPAGE: 6:36

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Roger, with new podcast mascot Benny, the pride and joy of our very own Nick Shreders. (Rhodes is cat-sitting.)

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