#106.1 💰 Homers, Strikes, Birthdays and MLS Rejecting $4 Billion Because of Relegation

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People That Had a Good Week

  • Nationals Max Scherzer hit his first career HR
    • Cubs Jon Lester hit his first homerun as well
  • Evan Longoria became the second Tampa Bay Ray to hit for the cycle
  • Dellin Betances of the Yankees threw nine pitches, for nine strikes, striking out the side. Became 87th pitcher to ever do so.
  • Steve Bartman was gifted a World Series ring

Important Standings

  • Columbus Crew 10-11-2 – This saturday at San Jose, next saturday at home against a struggling chicago fire
  • Cleveland Indians – 57-48, 1st in American League Central
  • Cincinnati Reds – 44-63, 5th in National League Central
  • Baltimore Orioles – 53-54, 4th in American League East
  • Phillies – 39-66 , 5th in National League East

This Week In Sports History

  • 1914 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
  • 1921 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-5 (KDKA, Pitts)
    • by KDKA staff announcer Harold Arlin
    • the world’s first full-time and salaried announcer in broadcast radio
  • Tom Brady turns 40

MLS Rejects $4 Billion Media Rights Deal

Major League Soccer rejected a $4 billion global media rights deal from international media company MP & Silva, as reported by the Sports Business Journal.

The offer, which would have quadrupled the annual rate of MLS’ current deal, came with the significant contingency that MLS would have to institute a system of promotion and relegation.

  • Would relegation be a good thing in the MLS?
  • Could pull up teams from the second tier NASL (offer came from co-owner of NASL Miami FC)

US Open Cup and FC Cincinnati

  • First non-MLS team to make it to the US Open Cup Semi-finals since 2011
  • They will play the NY Red Bulls, Tuesday August 15
  • Have beat teams like Chicago, Columbus (won in 2002)
  • US Open Cup large tournament with 99 teams, MLS doesn’t start until 4th round.
  • May remember Christos FC back in June because they made it to 4th.

Other Headlines

Would You Rather

Take an unblocked sack from Myles Garett or a free kick to the face from any two members of FC Cincinnati?


Will Steph Curry make the cut at the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic? Geoff: No, John: Yes

Last Week: Will Kyrie Irving get traded this week? (he was not)

John (15-12-2) yes
Geoff (14-13-2) no

UPDATE: Steph Curry was given a non-penalized drop shot on day one because he hit it into a man-made obstacle. A drop from the landscape would be a stroke, but golf carts or paths allow a non-penalized drop. Thanks to our golf expert Joel Metzker for the explanation.

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