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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #273: Grandpa Vs. The Field

The Cubs hire (another) manager. Plus: The Non-Mystery Of Why Virtually No One Is Calling Ozzie Guillen; The Bears Have Become The Cubs; I Figured Out How To Fix The Cubs, AMA; The Self-Impeaching Steve Stone Has Lost His Mind; There Is A Chance The Blackhawks Aren't As Bad As They Were In Their Home Opener; The NBA, China, The Score & You; The Lovie Smith Experiment Isn't Working; Thank You, Basti; It's A Red Stars Semi; and Congrats To An Old Favorite.


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SHOW NOTES

* 273.

* Days of Atonement.

4:24: Musical Managing Chairs.

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Rhodes: I'm indoorsy.

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Aside:

11:34: Coach Coffman Has Caught Playoff Fever!

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The Cubs traded him for Ian Stewart. Then they passed him up in free agency and signed Daniel Descalso instead.

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Coffman: Nats Envy.

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32:01: The Ozzie Guillen Non-Mystery.

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Reminder: The Dusty & Ozzie Show.

35:58: It's Still Grandpa.

Rhodes: Joe Girardi interviewed for twice as long as David Ross, yet has half as good a chance of getting the job.

42:00: The Bears Have Become The Cubs.

* "Leave it to the Bears to come away with the third-best QB in the 2017 draft with the second overall pick."

* Look, it's not just the 2017 draft; Trubisky is the worst of the entire era of young quarterbacks.

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Rhodes: "Leonard Floyd is going to on to have a successful career . . . for the Patriots."

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I'm gonna start calling him Lenny Floyd, btw.

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Rhodes: In my day there was no salary cap - there was just good old-fashioned collusion.

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Bill Reiter - who has had Mitch Trubisky on his radio show - adds voice to growing chorus telegraphing to us that Mitch Trubisky is a rockhead. But he's got a good personality!

53:51: I Figured Out How To Fix The Cubs, Ask Me Anything.

* Rhodes's sleep fast produces fascinating results.

54:26: Jerry Reinsdorf Isn't In It For The Money (LOL).

* Reinsdorf says the most Reinsdorfian things ever and some members of the local media give him cover for some reason. Assignment Desk, activate!

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Steve Stone has lost his mind:

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Note: Reinsdorf has not denied it.

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Like Trump, he just self-impeached.

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1:00:07: There Is A Chance The Blackhawks Aren't As Bad As They Were In Their Home Opener.

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Greenfield:

"If Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner was disappointed to learn he would be on the bench for a second straight game, he sure didn't sound like it . . .

"Lehner said he had a terrible time with jet lag during the Hawks' European trip and is just now feeling back to normal. Even without the sleep issues, Lehner hasn't been able to get into a rhythm.

"The Hawks didn't practice much in Europe, and with Collin Delia along for the trip, they had three goalies on the ice each time. That cut into Lehner's conditioning.

"It's a weird season, man," Lehner said. "These European trips really screw things up. Even if I get a game this week it's going to be like a three-week span where I've had half a game, four shots against (Berlin Eisbaren). So that's definitely not ideal.

"You try to make the best of it and prepare yourself in practice and just try to be positive, a good teammate and wait for your shot."

1:04:32: The NBA, China, The Score & You.

1:04:56: The Lovie Smith Experiment Isn't Working.

1:05:53: Thank You, Basti.

1:08:50: Breaking: The Chicago Red Stars, Led By Players Who Were Just In The World Cup, Play In Bridgeview And Are Deep In The Playoffs.

1:09:29: Congrats To An Old Favorite.

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STOPPAGE: 10:35

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