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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to be ready for the season opener after testing positive for COVID-19 nearly three weeks ago.
The LA Times' Brad Turner joins the show for an hour. Will the JR Smith Dion Waiters expirement work? BT isn't sure. Plus, newest addition to the ESPNLA and LAFC family, Adrian Garcia stops by to talk futbol.
LA Dodgers President Andrew Friedman called in to talk about how the Dodgers are approaching this "60-game sprint." Also, Friedman gives his opinion on players opting out of playing in the 2020 season for COVID fears. Plus, Friedman was asked about his pitching rotation, now that David Price dropped out of playing this season.
As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.
The guys started the show with a discussion on whether College Football will be played on time (or at all). Then, reaction to Buster Posey's decision to sit out the 2020 MLB season because of family concerns. Also, LA Dodgers President Andrew Friedman came on to talk about how the Dodgers are approaching this "60-game sprint" and gives his opinion on players opting out of playing in the 2020 season because of COVID fears.
Baseball doesn't seem right without high-fives, hugs from teammates and spitting, players said, but it sure beats the alternative.
ESPN college football's Heather Dinich joins the show and talks about the struggles college football is having amid the pandemic. The LA Times' Jorge Castillo reveals what it looks like inside Dodgers training camp. Plus, Halftime!
NBA teams are arriving at the bubble in Orlando today, Sliwa reacts to what has come out on social media. Ohm Youngmisuk calls in to talk basketball. Plus, what does it take to cement Lebron's legacy? Sliwa asks the people.
Cody Bellinger, the reigning National League MVP, said he's ready for a "weird" year.
If the Rams open up SOFI for the season but operate at lower capacity, would you go? Sliwa and Kirk ask the people. Stephen A says the Lakers are the team to beat. Plus, halftime!
Max Muncy didn't react quickly enough to a pitch running in on him during Sunday's scrimmage from Dodger Stadium and suffered an injury because of it.
Will the "NBA Bubble" work at Disney World? The guys discussed. Then, reaction to Mookie Betts' comments that the MLB is not doing everything for BLM and for the African American Communities. And, "Game of Games." Plus, Crosstalk with Allen Sliwa.
ESPN's Buster Olney kicked off the show, as he thinks there is a "zero percent chance" that the 2020 MLB Season won't be completed. Plus, will Kenley Jansen report to Dodgers' camp? And, a look back at "Passangate" and Momo's bad show opening. Also, reaction to the "Bubble meals."
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss how refreshing it is to see Terry Francona and Francisco Lindor pulling pranks, the challenge of keeping players focused and the need to hear from Rob Manfred as issues with the restart arise (4:20). Later, ESPN’s senior manager of MLB programming Rick Mace talks about what it’s been like scheduling games for TV (16:19). Plus, Hembo on which teams have scheduling advantages and why he’d take Juan Soto on a 10-year contract (26:00).
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was tabbed Tuesday to make the ninth Opening Day start of his career, which extends his franchise record.
With swirling uncertainty as a backdrop, new Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts isn't sure he'll ever have an official at-bat with the team. "I'm fully expecting to play. But that doesn't mean there aren't doubts," he said.
The dates for baseball's 60-game sprint of a season are officially set. Here's what we can't wait to see once the games begin.
The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
BBTN: Dave Schoenfield on Cleveland changing its name and players expressing skepticism about playing; Sarah Langs on the David Price opting out
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Cleveland’s decision to review its name, possible names to replace the Indians, Freddie Freeman getting sick, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle and Buster Posey’s skepticism about playing, and what the tipping point could be to shut the season down (7:16). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to talk about her aversion to spiders and what losing David Price means to the Dodgers (26:02).
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