Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we discuss some of the latest breaking news from MLB, the NFL, and the NBA.
Then, we take a look at the incredibly talented players that we currently see in Major League Baseball. Yet for all of that talent, are we beginning to see an unbelievable shift in the interest of America’s pastime?
Finally, our Daly Dose Hump day power rankings countdown which NBA teams actually still have any money left to spend in free agency.
This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we do our best to avoid the smothering heat of summer! We go back and review a few past winter holiday episodes to try and cool off. We remember some things we are thankful for, Christmas wish lists, and a few New Years resolutions, plus we look back at the biggest stories from the NFL, the NBA, MLB, NCAA football, NCAA basketball, tennis, MMA, and yes even some horse racing. It is Christmas in July on Episode 85 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!
“Come on you suckers! Who wants some of this sweet action?” Pete Rose yells from the corner of 7th and Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati.
Yes, Pete Rose is betting again, it would seem.
With Major League Baseball hosting it’s annual All Star Game festivities in the Queen City this week; there were many that thought this could be a time of healing the broken relationship between Rose and the game that he played so well.
We all know the story about how Rose was given permanent ineligibility from baseball for accusations that he gambled on games while both playing and managing.
For years Rose vehemently denied all accusations and maintained his innocence.
In 2004 Rose finally admitted to betting on baseball games as well as other sports while managing the Reds but insisted that he only bet on his own team.
On June 15, 2015 ESPN concluded an investigation that determined that Rose had indeed bet on baseball while still playing as well.
Now it seems that Rose will just bet on anything.
“I bet you that you can’t find a place to park!” He yells at a driver passing by slowly.
“I’ve got 10 to 1 odds that this lady just had Botox!” he screams at another.
“People think I will never make the National Baseball Hall of Fame but I’ve got $200 right here that says I will!”
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.
“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.”