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What's going on? We want to get into football, hockey, baseball, basketball.
We'll start things off with congratulating the Toronto Blue Jays for making the MLB postseason for the first time since 2016.
They clinch a playoff spot last night in a 41 win over the Yankees at Salen Field.
DJs have made the postseason now for the eighth time in franchise history.
Excellent stuff to see the Blue Jays, the team that this year, you know, honestly, this was a year in which I personally felt would be another rebuilding year with that young core.
But when I heard that the policy was going to expand to eight teams, Parham league.
Then things change.
Then the office was like, Oh, a expanded postseason.
Now where it's 18 teams started. 16 teams.
That was when I started going to your mind.
OK, Blue Jays have a shot being at least one of those eight teams to make the postseason.
And, of course, it's gonna be a very unique year because the wallet card round starts off where the lower seed will play every game on the road in the best of three series.
So that's it for hope.
That's it now for games in her home games trying to host Gnome.
Or you know where postseason games would just suck for the Blue Jays to now be fully on the road.
But you know what? They're in.
They'll go down the playoff appearance, but I want to see how this young core does in a Siri's against, most likely Tampa Bay as the 80 playing number one.
See, I want to see how guys like a Bo Bichette find a black girl handling full riel postseason, Siri's and handling adversity.
Now playing a full Siris on the road in Tropicana.
I mean, heck, they've already been on the road for all well, full year, a 16 game season in Buffalo.
So what's three more games, not only from Toronto? What's the whole playoff run away from Roger, Center right.
So it'll be just to see how that goes down, we can see the rest of the baby.
Don't be standings.
And it was touchy.
It was a thing where you're thinking, Well, the Jays get in.
Will they actually make it? Three games left? And I remember everything is so mangled because we still have some teams haven't played 60 and sometimes we won't get there.
We're going by win percentage now for the plus standing.
There is no longer about done being done this year by Miami.
Wins losses because you had floor yet Miami and ST Louis being stood down for what felt like 14.
Well, what what? Sorry, It didn't feel like it was 14 days.
So you're gonna have every team getting close to 64 games played, but at least it'll be, um, some form of post season now.
But this is a year in which I honestly still wondering how it will be is going to press forward under Rob Manfred, because in 2020 he has angered so many in the game.
I see a Cubs fan and hiding is here. Welcome.
There are so many who have felt that Rob Manfred has heard the game in many ways this year be it not properly punishing the Astros for their transgressions.
Off sign stealing, be it? What happened with one baseball? What's happening now is if you're not paying attention, you're seeing on baseball.
UM, the plan to eliminate 42 teams from the structure off MLB, MLB And because here's the thing they're saying how they want to be cost cutting they wanna could cost in baseball, baseball, the word sport, Turner Sports.
And it will be signed a $1 billion deal.
The sports not hurting at the major league level.
They're not hurting. It's a bunch of garbage.
We talk about streamlining and cost cutting.
Here's the problem with that in baseball, when I when I hear that kind of stuff and many will agree with me on that M I L B M I.
L B team exists because not everybody can get to a major league game or watch on TV.
A lot of people go there because double a ball single a ball regularly Ball is affordable in certain market all markets, and you can get there rather easily enough if you live in Iowa.
We live in Nebraska or you live in Utah or you live in a small town? Texas small town, California.
Maybe you can't get to, um, l A or San Diego.
Or even if even if you triple eight even Tripoli, it might be tough for you to get you to say to, say, CIA, Sacramento, player, whoever or Reno War Las Vegas These single A teams help people seeing good baseball live, they help kids involved in the game and to say, Okay, we're gonna dump 42 of you for cost streaming and for streamlining things and to integrate it's concerning.
And you're now seeing MLB teams, the league, partnering with the Frontier League.
I'm partnering with the Atlantic League more and more now, Understand what insurance ideas.
But when we see these continued partnerships happen, you wonder what's gonna happen with the future of indie ball.
Well, independent of baseball truly become independent, or will they have to eventually work under the rules of MLB? That's why my concern.
I have no problem to me.
I feel that there should be a space for independent leagues to work outside of structures off MLB if they if they so choose.
I'm not down for one baseball and the basically the plan of it will be controlling all baseball is continent.
I've been through it.
I'm very concerning.
And then, of course, the old issue with the old pictures, the matter what they can and cannot wear the Kelly situation.
It's been it's a whole mess has been the whole mess.
And then we and then, of course, Oh yeah, why the season shortened coronavirus? Rob Manfred said openly that they will be fans at the world, Siri's and League Championship series.
I'm thinking to myself, I think to myself, What do you dio hope? I have a hard on the throat.
I'm to think you talk about safety and the bubble and keeping the players and staff everybody else save as much as possible.
But yet you're going to go in there and say, Hey, we're gonna allow fans back.
No, Keep the world.
Siri's quiet and closed door.
Keep the league championship.
Siri's under clothes or format, don't encourage, don't encourage any complications.
I really don't know what they're gonna do.
Like you have watched we watched before NFL games in this city in this time allow fans in.
In Cleveland, we saw a drama only with 6000 fans in Cleveland.
I don't want any more drama when it comes to fans involved.
No fans Rest of the year.
Talk about again for 2021.
The NHL has stuck by no fans for the rest of the season.
As saying no fans until further notice. MLB.
Don't try and get greedy now.
Don't not try and get more greedy because you want the money you want.
The revenue belong in se ah 1000 fans or 2000 fans into L.
Or into Arlington to watch the world Siri's or watching playoff ball.
Be safe about it.
Don't get greedy when it comes to the fans right now, under thing as the Jerries Kid is running. Chat as well.
A couple standing toe to follow.
Come on, stay alert.
We could talk about fans again later in the year.
I know you in spring training, even spring training.
I don't know what is gonna look like.
I know MLB has released the logos and schedules for next year, spring training and next season, but so much can change between now and March and April, so I don't know what's gonna happen there.
I don't know if they're gonna have a have a closed door spring training.
That might be the possibility, but I think you're seeing fans and teams teams that say now they want to play in front of fans next year. I did.
The Cubs mentioned that they wanna play in Wrigley among a limited fan base or among limited crowd.
So you might see in Chicago, you might see in New York.
Okay, It's a little bit of status, like the States have handled things better.
The states that have been smart, But I could see New York say Okay, you know what we're gonna allow in into Yankee Stadium and the Citi Field, 8000 fans to start things off or 5000 fans.
And then we're gonna evaluate things again by mid season.
And I saw the L. B.
Is released the All Star Game logo as well, too, in Cincinnati.
So I imagine I'll be is going to say yes, we're gonna have an All Star Game.
We're gonna go ahead with that, be it in a closed door environment or two in front of a limited amount of fans again.
So we'll see how things happen there will definitely see how things shake up with that in the baseball front and then football Thursday night Football.
Dolphins, Jaguars And for the first time ever Oh, Jacksonville Jaguars rocked and all.
As I'm wearing, I'm basically kill myself with field glasses.
Jacksonville Jaguars broke out for the first time ever.
I felt the Jaguars should done that sooner.
It is a cool look to do.
It's funny they pulled it out against the originators in teal and football theme.
Miami Dolphins, when I went to the Dolphins, felt about the Jaguars out stealing them on Thursday Night Football.
That was funny. That was funny.
But when it came to the on field performance, OK, Wolf boy, the Jaguars looked out of sorts, not game.
Return for one night only.
Either way fits.
Magic still appeared when it mattered to God, and they got a massive 31 13 win on the road.
The Miami Dolphins are trying to keep up in the A F C East.
They're trying hard to not fall behind, because if you're Ryan Fitzpatrick, you can't tell me You didn't hear the rumblings at the season going on at the season began, Thio.
Hey, you know the guy for the job right now? Sit down.
Go, go Trim your beard.
I bet you're in fifth.
Patrick heard that not just last year, but after that start owing to Miami is still hanging around.
And you know that division that division is still very much up for grabs in the NFC East right now.
It really is we even with camera New England, we saw what happened.
There is a Patriot felt to Seattle.
That division is still very much up for grabs among Miami, New England and Buffalo.
The Jets Not so much.
Yeah, I know it's only three, but you know what? Try to get in 2021 as John stepping up after Niners got hurt in week two and they still blew you out.
San Fran still find a way to that block victory in week two on the road.
That stuff a tough start to see if you're a Jets fan.
But if you're a jag, you know what? You're probably smiling, you know, if your Jags fan has in meant Romania government.
You got a source that game.
The Jaguars offense couldn't get going last night, and I gotta say this much.
It is still very weird to see.
It's still so odd to see um, on NF Fox crew doing an all A F C game with Miami and Jacksonville.
But that's a flex that that's how things work when you have the control of the there was a night game broadcast.
So anyways, woman on there now en ba talk.
Hoo boy! My goodness, I got met The Miami Heat instead of before said again that there's a bunch of dogs.
Tyler Herro color hair goes out and drops 35 on the Boston Celtics as a heat to get commanding 31 series lead in the Eastern Conference final than just making ways is joining us as well in chat room, you know, the money heats on a mission that is the team that I love.
The dream butler.
I love the dream.
Butler, postgame after their win, deferred all the love to Harrow and said, Yo, this is on him.
He deserves all the credit in the world.
That's a team right now Miami that plays for each other that likes playing for each other.
That's the important thing right now.
You see with that team and people say Dream Butler old.
He's a bad teammate.
He's that he's this.
He's that I don't think he is just a very he interesting guy who wants what's best for his teammates and in Miami.
They respond to that.
They respond to Jean Butler.
It's a perfect match, and it clearly was not a match in Miami and Miami.
It clear Minnesota.
It wasn't gonna work there.
It's clear it wasn't gonna work in Philadelphia.
In Miami, he found a home there to be tough on his guys.
And they take it and you respond with better play.
So now, with their backs against the wall, what is Boston gonna do? How do you respond to try and survive elimination, You see, because I don't know.
I just feel like the Boston Sellers right now.
You saw cracks in this team already happened when you saw Marcus Smart lashed out on his own guys that yelling match with him against guys like Jalen Brown and they contain him.
I think Boss is done.
What happens when you when you lose the room like that if you're Brad Stevens? But I know I don't know if that's gonna be, although their teams will respond and everything Mawr right now, then losing five And then on the flip side of things, the Denver Nuggets are what's again wait for it.
Wait for it down pre games toe one against a team as the other Lakers cope as the Lakers go up three games to one in the Western final and even the Lakers are up, 31 I can't recall a team every history.
It still feels like it's a series is tied.
It still feels like to be a Tide Siri's because Lakers has to be in some battles against Denver to get up to 31 Jamal Murray has once again but this Nuggets team on his back.
It's not that you're seeing in the Siri's here.
Jamal is averaging 26 point nine points per game, and against Andy Davis, who is averaging 28.
9 points per game, this has been one of the better Siris on the in the postseason as well, it has been, and then you're seeing LeBron trying to everything else.
He lead the Lakers leading the Lakers and assist with 9.
9 and rebounds, 8.8.
But Andy Davis, his rebound, his rebounds had just died in the past few games.
It has just been weird to see how 80 years struggled to get a board in these past couple of games.
I don't know what's going on there.
It is really strange to see you're seeing now in the postseason.
The Renaissance off Dwight Howard, who was stepped up, but he stepped up.
Hey, stepped up last night with a chance to go Sorry with 12 points, 11 boards and Andy Davis, Andy Davis with five rebounds in Game four.
Wow, Who's that one coming? Who's a Andy Davis having only five rebounds? Denny Green had to less than a D.
Really weird to see.
That's what's going on with him right now, but again raised on Rondo, the veteran off the bench, 11 points, five boards.
Raising Rondo is someone who, if he's in your squad, he is a great victory and a half that point.
He knows how to win.
He also get you like clutch baskets when called upon so you can never sleep on a team that has version You can never count out.
A team that has version Rondo on their squad, be it in the starting lineup, were coming off the bench as a team that will find a way to win a ballgame, no matter what.
And anyways, we wrap things up a little bit of hockey talk the Lightning off two games to one on Dallas in the Cup final.
And they got Steven Stamkos back there, Captain as he scored in the Lightning victory, to go up against the one.
But you know what? It's so interesting to see how John Cooper activate Stamkos.
Stamkos gets a big game against a big goal in Game three on his third shift of the game, but didn't play for most.
Game three didn't really play at all.
He didn't play much at all in um, in game in Game three and at five and at five to **** May win.
So people are wondering, is Steven Stamkos still hurt because he hasn't played since February and the injury hasn't been disclosed? So people wondering was that worth addressing your captain because he what he played, I think, what? One more shift in the second and didn't play at all in the third.
Interesting. The seat.
But that was yeah, Sankoh says. Onley.
Who knows? Maybe you might not play.
It cannot be the only goal.
Stamkos scored this postseason, but still, it's still clearly fired up.
Tampa Bay as they that put lining up to nothing in that game, no doubt try to get back into it.
But it wasn't enough.
And the offensive Dallas is now dried up, and they're still out of goal from Jimmy.
They haven't gotten to go from Ben or kind of figure in yet.
The power play was hurting.
It went over four 24 shots on Vasilevskiy, and there's a lot of question marks right out for Dallas.
They can't get anything going.
You seeing the scoring summary? Ben? No point.
Um, Corey Perry. Nothing.
Jason ****inson did score, but Cuba Raanta heating anything? Dance Korean off zero point Carl Sagan zero Alex, Gradual.
You see a bunch of minus one minus two months.
The Dallas offense.
They gotta They look at themselves right now.
And look, we got to get things going right now, or else we're gonna be done in five games.
If you're a bonus years wondering, you're looking for answers right now.
If you're a bonus, you gotta wonder what's going on with your team right now because David a wall and they got to shake things up tonight.
Or else going down in a 31 hold to Tampa Bay.
That would be fatal anyways.
That's it, that's all.
We're out of here.
Talk to you all again on Monday morning.
Enjoy the weekend peace.