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MLB Nightmare if Judge 61-62 Goes "Unseen"
September 22 2022
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Another Flop at the Trop
September 23 2022
After another dud at The Trop, do the Blue Jays still trust Jose Berrios? Jays TV analyst Buck Martinez answers that question and joins Ben in getting down to the bottom of the Jays struggles in Tampa Bay- which Ben has plenty of thoughts on. Despite the tough loss, it’s not all doom and gloom, as Jon Schneider might be quietly cementing his role as the Jays full- time manager next season. Then, Ross Tucker, host of the Ross Tucker Football Podcast discusses all the major storylines in the NFL. Have the Steelers seen enough of Mitch Trubisky? Are the Bills ready for a healthy does of Tua Tagovailoa’s greatness this weekend? Ross gives you all the information you need for what should be another fun weekend in the NFL. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
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Leafs Success Directly Tied To Matthews Extension
September 23 2022
The FAN’s new look morning show of Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert join Ben for their thoughts on the Toronto sports scene and why you need to listen to their new show. Ailish, who Ben calls the grizzled veteran on the team, also gives new addition Justin some advice on surviving the early mornings and managing the dreaded snooze button. Mike Traikos of Post- Media (16:00)  joins the show and answers why Auston Matthews is not only the greatest leaf of all time but one of the best players to ever suit it up in the NHL. Then, if Matthews wants to win, the Leafs can't afford to lose in the 1st round again. On the flip side, he also dives into why the Leafs current goalie tandem might not be the greatest of all time. Finally, the host of the Footy Prime Podcast and former Team Canada member Craig Forrest (28:00) rounds out the hour with his thoughts on Canada’s men’s national soccer team taking care of business against Qatar and the recent wave of controversy surrounding the team. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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MLB Nightmare if Judge 61-62 Goes "Unseen"
September 22 2022
Ben kicks off the show with JD Bunkis who discusses the controversy around the Yankees and the potential for Aaron Judge to hit the record breaking HR on Apple TV as opposed to YES or ESPN where people have bene watching all year. Then over to the Jays and whether or not there is legit cause for concern with this bullpen and Romano blowing 2 saves in less than a week. Then later (28:00) Jimmy Traina from SI, based in NYC, joins us to discuss the "Judge TV" controversy and how the MLB deal with Apple TV has been exploited. Then a look at how the Yankees fan base views Aaron Judge and why a home-grown player simply means much more to them. Finally (50:00) we head to Tampa where Shi Davidi on on Jays/Rays and news today that the Jays would use Manoah in Game 162 to try for home field - even if - it means he won't pitch in the Wild Card round.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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Why Judge's #60 Is More Impressive Than the Others
September 21 2022
Ben opens with Maple Leafs media day today and Kyle Dubas being open about how much pressure is on him and laying underneath it all is the Auston Matthews extension which will come to a halt 1 year from now. Next (5:00) we head to Philly where Pat Tabler is covering Jays/Phillies after the 18-11 win last night and how it drew comparisons to the 15-14 Jays win over the Phillies in the 1993 World Series. Among the topics is the use of young players like Manoah and the debate of holding him back although the Nats learned the hard way with Strasburg years ago. Finally (27:00) Nick Kypreos joins us on Leafs media with Dubas front and centre and the Matthews extension looming. Finally (51:00) Ben is joined by Adnan Virk for some perspective and interesting stats behind Aaron Judge and #60. Whether or not there is true home field in the MLB playoffs. Do the Jays put Stripling over Berrios? Would the team prefer the M's, Rays or Guardians in the playoffs?The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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