Daly Dose #137 The third annual Dosey Awards

This week on the Daly Dose we host our third annual Daly Dose Dosey Awards show! We hand out the coveted Dosey Award to recognize individual and other sports-related performance over the past calendar year!

We present Doseys in a number of different categories including Best Record Breaking Performance, College Football Moment of the YearBest Major League Baseball Player of the YearNational Hockey League Moment of the YearCollege Basketball Moment of the Year, and Comeback of the Year!

Nominees for Doseys include Tom BradyVon MilllerDeShaun WatsonKevin DurantBill BelichickRoger FedererLewis Hamilton, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and David Ortiz!

Don’t miss out on the Gala Event as we look back at the past year in sports, and honor the best of the best!

Listen here to Episode #137 The third annual Dosey Awards!

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MLB to consider switching from games to Home Run Derbys

Major Leage Baseball Comissioner Rob Manfred made some news on Sunday when he announced that MLB may consider forgoing traditional games in favor of Home Run Derbys.

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“The fact is that people tune in for the Home Run Derby.” Manfred states. “It is the most watched baseball event that we have. I mean have you seen our viewer statistics? People would rather watch Food Network reruns than watch a World Series Game 7. I mean, the games are boring. We know that. We have tried to spice it up but there’s only so much we can do.”

Last season the Home Run Derby was delayed because of rain yet still managed to draw 5.4 million viewers. Whereas a Sunday Night Baseball game is averaging around 1.2 million viewers each week.

“We see that our audience demographic is changing.” Manfred continued. “Our average viewer is over 50 years of age and we need to try to attract the younger fans. So from now on, let’s just let them see what they want.”

Would the new format cheapen the game?

“I have heard critics say that it would “cheapen the game” by just focusing on home runs but that’s ridiculous. Major League Baseball has never just focused on home runs. And we never will. We would never stoop to that level. This is America’s pastime. We just want to get it back to where it once was.”

“But remember Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa? Oh man, those were good times.”