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Just see the team in front of you, please. Plus: The Candy Man, Where Will Willy Play, Theo's Trades & Bad Baserunning; Rested White Sox Wither; Bears Angry At Video Game Ratings; Mark Potash vs. Stan Bowman; and Best Offseason Ever?
* Rhodes solo: The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #260.
1:37: Coach In Mexico City.
* Jewish Telegraph Agency: Mexico City's Jewish Mayor Wants To Be Identified By Her Policies, Not Her Ethnicity.
* Wikipedia: History Of The Jews In Mexico.
14:24: Cubs As They Are.
* Joe Maddon's Pirate Dream.
* The Other Teams Got A Rest, Too!
23:50: The Candy Man, Where Will Willy Play, Theo's Trades & Bad Baserunning.
* You want Martin Maldonado in there at times like this.
* Mike Montgomery has left the room.
* The Cubs too often have nothing left to show of their trades - except a World Series, of course, but still.
* Disrespecting 90, 180, 270, and 360.
41:29 Rested White Sox Wither.
* Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado come to town, but not in White Sox uniforms. Luis Robert not in town.
* Coffman: "The White Sox were a house of cards."
* Rickey Renteria only on the theoretical hot seat.
Really, Stoney? Hawk Stone.
53:47: Bears Angry At Video Game Ratings.
And so on.
56:29: Mark Potash vs. Stan Bowman vs. Read The Replies Too.
No matter how he spins it, Stan Bowman is trading a player he drafted 29th overall just two years ago. In 10 years as GM, none of Bowman's first-round picks has played even two full seasons with the Hawks. Jokiharju is the sixth straight first-rounder he signed that he's traded: pic.twitter.com/5BCNKN2Jeo— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) July 9, 2019
* We miss Panarin, Teravainen, and now, Anisimov. Plus, Daley and Kempny. That's a helluva team they could've had!
1:04:16: Best Offseason Ever?
* The NBA is hitting on all cylinders.
* E-mail from Tom Chambers, our man on the rail:
If you haven't finished recording the podcast yet . . . (we were in the midst of it):
Several tracks are closed tomorrow because of the heat.
-> Saratoga closed. Feature was to be the Coaching Club American Oaks (Grade I, 3-year-old fillies, $500,000). They hope to open Sunday and run it then.
-> Not sure as of now if Monmouth, on the Jersey Shore, is going to close, although I hope they do. Not sure how much of a shit they give. The Haskell Invitational (Grade I, 3-year-olds, $1,000,000). Forecast is for 95+ degrees.
These are the other closings as of now: Belterra Park, Delaware Park, Ellis Park, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Laurel Park, Parx Racing.
Later from Tom:
Maldonado just framed a K!
With these umps, need that.
Is he any relation to Candy?
Not Candy Ride. He's a horse. Bred in Argentina and he's a happy stud up here.
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