July 16: Protective Netting and Deadline Deals
July 16 2019
Tim Kurkjian goes around the majors with Jeff Blair and Richard Deitsch after calling the Dodgers-Phillies last night for ESPN, and tells the guys that the game featured a play he had never seen before in all his years covering the game (9:00); Canadian NBA Agent Mike George discusses the NBA landscape and some of his clients, notably Jamal Murray, Anthony Bennett, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who signed with the Toronto Raptors (28:58). Why hasn't Major League Baseball made protective netting mandatory across each of the 30 ballparks? Jeremy Schaap of ESPN spoke to Commissioner Rob Manfred and discusses the issue with Blair and Deitsch (44:58). Later in the hour, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk debates whether an extended regular season is a real possibility for the NFL (1:11:32). To complete the show, the radio voice of the Blue Jays Ben Wagner is over the line from Fenway Park; new Red Sox hurler Andrew Cashner takes the mound, but is Boston done looking for starting pitching? (1:30:21); Paul Jones checks-in from Las Vegas where he took in the NBA's Summer League and discussed which players caught his eye, mainly Nickeil Alexander-Walker of the New Orleand Pelicans (1:56:40).