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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #190: More Bat Flips

Pace of play pablum. Plus: Flaming Fastballs & Exploding Bats; Spring Cubs; The Ex-Cub Factor; The White Sox Are Also Participating In Spring Training; The Bulls Are The New White Sox Who Are The New Cubs; Blackhawks Even Sadder This Week Than Last Week; The Bears' Deja Rebuild; and Arch Madness!



* 190.

:55: Flaming Fastballs, Exploding Bats And Mic'd-Up Caps.

* MLB's Pace Of Play Rules For 2018.

* MLB Teams To Make $50 million Each From Disney Purchase Of BAMtech.

* Was Fox's Glowing Puck The Worst Blunder In TV Sports History, Or Was It Just Ahead Of Its Time?

* Ghost viewers!

* TV take:

* Joe Maddon Goes Deep On Impact Of Limiting Mound Visits.

* Gonzalez: Willson Contreras Working To Improve Pitch Framing By Refining His Skills As A 'Receiver.'

20:22: Spring Cubs.

* Haugh: Out Of Thin Air, Tyler Chatwood Hardly A Fifth Wheel For The Cubs.

* Jon Lackey Lester.

* BenZo.

* Gonzalez: Ian Happ Happy Now After Learning To Adjust To The Cubs On The Fly Last May.

* Ian Happ: The Fourth Beatle.

* Gonzalez: Kris Bryant Wants To Take A Simpler Approach To Hitting This Season.

* Buddy Bryce.

33:47: The Ex-Cub Factor.

* Junior Lake sighting!

Lake is on a minor-league deal with the Mariners.

* Seattle Times: Dan Vogelbach's Got His Smile Back, And He's Hoping It Will Help The Mike Montgomery Trade Pay Off.

* Detroit Free Press: Tigers' Travis Wood Out For Season With Torn ACL, Meniscus.

37:03: The White Sox Are Also Participating In Spring Training.

* White Sox Prospect Jake Burger Out For Season With Ruptured Achilles.

* White Sox Having Difficulty Keeping Top Prospects On Field.

* Hector Santiago Glad To Be 'Back Home' With White Sox.

* Welington Castillo Returns To Chicago With 'Newfound Respect.'

45:10:The Bulls Are The New White Sox Who Are The New Cubs.

* Are NBA Teams Utilizing 'Inverse Analytics' To Aid Tanking?

50:41: Blackhawks Even Sadder This Week Than Last Week.

* Blackhawks Lose 7th Straight Road Game After Giving Up 7 Straight Goals.

* Blackhawks Have Eyes On Future After Dealing Ryan Hartman And Tommy Wingels.

* Arty:

56:55: The Bears' Deja Rebuild.

* Pace restarts the clock:


* Who?

* Pouring one out for Matt Forte.

1:03:35: Arch Madness!

* Loyola's To Lose.

Note: After this podcast was recorded but before it was posted, Loyola beat UNI 54-40 in the opening round of their conference tournament.

* Meanwhile, about that DePaul arena . . .




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