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Sportscaster Dan Lovallo comments on sports, with an emphasis on baseball, golf and the sports media.

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Sportscaster Dan Lovallo comments on sports, with an emphasis on baseball, golf and the sports media.

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    19. And they want to bet?

    19. And they want to bet?

    Everywhere you turn, it seems, betting on sporting events is being promoted. Turn on the YES Network before and during every Yankees game, and it is a sure bet you will be reminded of how you can bet on the game. And this is just the beginning. Wait until every state in the USA permits wagering on games.

    Therefore, it has been a tough four days for baseball, as two game-deciding calls were blown, even when the replay rule was employed. I sort all of this out on my latest podcast.

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    • 11 min
    18. Ohtani and Spieth

    18. Ohtani and Spieth

    Just what baseball and golf needed, to take our minds off the politics that is now infiltrating sports; it was the perfect escape. Rather than sports being a diversion from the real world, especially during our pandemic, these days it seems the real world is seeping into the games people play. But not even the poison that has corrupted politics and is now seeping into sports could take away from the weekend that was.

    The performance of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani and golfer Jordan Spieth provided the perfect vaccine from a political landscape gone amok, as I described in my latest podcast.

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    • 7 min
    17. Ex-GM proposes big trade

    17. Ex-GM proposes big trade

    Jim Bowden is a former major league general manager, who can now be seen on MLB-TV and read in The Athletic. With less than two weeks remaining in spring training, Bowden is proposing a whopper of a trade between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies.

    In this podcast, I analyze the deal and why it just might work!

    Link to Bowden piece

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    16. Baseball trying to get to first base

    16. Baseball trying to get to first base

    Major League Baseball is determined to speed up the game and add more variety. From making the bases bigger to robo-umpires to restricted infield defenses and plenty in between, the majors are exploring rules changes that could impact the game in future seasons.

    To that end, as I explain in the podcast, minor league baseball, now under the full control of MLB, will be implementing some rules changes at all levels this season, to decide whether the changes would work at the major league level.

    As we know, there is already precedent for this, now that MLB will once again begin extra inning games with a runner at second base and play two seven-inning games, when there is a doubleheader. The minors have used these rules for several seasons and MLB decided on using the rules in 2020 because of the Covid-19 shortened season.

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    • 12 min
    15. MLB contemplating major rules changes?

    15. MLB contemplating major rules changes?

    Is MLB contemplating major rules changes? Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy writes that there are discussions designed to change the game to make it more appealing to a younger audience.

    As I point out in this podcast, what is being proposed is so off base it would not even require a decent pick off move to submerge the changes in the dust bin of recommendations.

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    • 6 min
    14. I was wrong. Bucs are the best

    14. I was wrong. Bucs are the best

    Yes, I predicted the Kansas City Chiefs would defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. I was wrong! Big time wrong! As I explain in the podcast, Tampa Bay, led by the magnetic Tom Brady, had the perfect game plan.

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    • 6 min

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