We’re closer to deciding who will play in the 2017 World Series, the NBA is back and the NFL continues to circle the wagons. In what was deemed as a rebuilding year, the New York Yankees find themselves one win away from reaching the World Series. Oh baby.
Before we get into Episode 88, as a reminder, The Bridge is broadcast as a one-hour radio show every Wednesday night at 7 ET and again at 8 ET on Sports Radio America. Once the dust settles from that live broadcast, the show is released as a podcast on iTunes and on this website the following day on Thursday. You can listen to the show every Wednesday on Sports Radio America here or through the TuneIn app, and find some bonus content, including a weekly gambling segment, when the show comes out in podcast form.
- “Sports News Read Like Real News” told the tale of the type of nudes that Ayesha Curry sends to her husband, Steph (2:15).
- The Bridge Question of the Week is: What team is your favorite to win the World Series, and why? Leave a voicemail or text in your answer to 929-BRIDGE7, that’s 929-274-3437, and you’ll make it on the next show.
- “Run it back, same teams,” looked back to around this time last year when we had the pleasure of chatting with Jack Curry, the pre-game and post-game analyst on the YES Network for the New York Yankees. Jack was kind enough to join the show the day after the Yankees had their season ended and provided some excellent insight while recapping the season and looking ahead to 2017. Let’s take a listen at what he had to say about what the Yankees could do to improve on 2017. You can follow Jack on Twitter -> @JackCurryYES, and find our original discussion of Episode 41 of The Bridge (8:10).
- This week’s guest is Chris Carelli, a Yankees contributor for SportsNet New York and an MLB contributor for Sporting News.Though Game 5 of the ALCS was being played a handful of hours after we taped the interview, the conversation remains relevant enough, as Chris and I chatted about the Yankees exceeding this year’s expectations, what Joe Girard has done as manager, the success of the bullpen and starting pitching to this point, quick quips on Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, the DH spot and Todd Frazier, any changes that can be made in the ALCS (or beyond) and what will be the key for the Yankees making the World Series.
- Follow Chris on Twitter -> @Chris_Carelli. The interview starts at the 19:48 mark.
– In the interview, we discuss:
Exceeding this year’s expectations (20:09), why the Yankees have been so resilient this postseason (21:19), the future of Joe Girardi as manager (23:50), the success of both pitching staffs (27:10), if any changes need to be made to the offense (30:24), if Aaron Judge should stay in the No. 2 hole (34:26), the importance of Todd Frazier (36:58), the Yankee Stadium atmosphere this postseason (39:53), the key to making the World Series (43:23) and his favorite Yankees memory (45:37).
- “The Toll Bridge with Donnie RightSide.” Donnie is a professional handicapper who knows a thing or two about the lines of the sports world and joins The Bridge for a weekly segment to help us get on the right side of those lines, based on his years of numbers, strategy and overall knowledge of the market. This week, Donnie offers up some of his best bets to correspond with The Bridge Fade of the Week, where listeners are urged to completely go in the opposite direction of the show. You can find Donnie at DonnieRightSide.com and SportsBookReview.com and follow him on Twitter @RightSideVP. And remember, this segment is for entertainment purposes only (47:39).
- “Five Minutes in the Film Room” with Joe Baress, former star of the prestigious John and Joe Sports Show, breaks down “Blade Runner 2049,” which Rotten Tomatoes describes as 30 years after the events of the first film, when a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
(54:10). You can follow Joe on Twitter @dukemich and read his movie reviews, previews and ratings at cupof-joe.com.
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