Survivor: South Pacific's Albert Destrade talks Braves, Cubs, MLB trade deadline, injuries
Former Survivor: South Pacific contestant and host of the podcast, It's Not Polite to Ask with Albert Destrade, Albert Destrade returns to the Jack Vita Show for his fourth appearance to talk sports movies and baseball.
Albert and Jack discuss the latest surrounding the Cubs' rebuilding process, including some negative feelings from Anthony Rizzo and positive feelings from Kris Bryant, as well as an assessment of the return the Cubs received from their trades. Albert's a diehard Atlanta Braves fan; he and Jack get to talking about the Braves' flurry of moves prior to last week's deadline, and what the club's chances are now just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL East. Can the Braves heat up at the right time and steal their fourth-straight division title? Albert and Jack also take a look at the AL East, after the Rays swept the Red Sox over the weekend; the BoSox have now lost five straight. Which club, aside from the Rays would Albert and Jack buy stock in? Later, they talk NL MVP race, the sport's biggest stars getting injured, and what this winter's labor talks might entail. Should MLB expand the postseason field, or keep it as is, and how does that topic connect to last week's exciting trade deadline? All this, and plenty more!
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Check out other Survivor contestants on the Jack Vita Show:
1) Survivor: China contestant Leslie Nease on her Christian faith and reality TV (October 28, 2019)
2) Jonny Fairplay talks "dead grandma" lie, faith, and life after 'Survivor' (February 18, 2020)
3) 'Survivor' Contestant Reem Daly on the 'Edge of Extinction', 'Winners at War', and social distancing (April 6, 2020)
4) Former 'Survivor' contestant Albert Destrade previews ALCS, NLCS (October 12, 2020)
5) 'Survivor's Jay Starrett on 'The Challenge' 36, 'Survivor' 33 (February 13, 2020)
6) What if 18 MLB players competed on 'Survivor'? (Feat. Albert Destrade, 'Survivor: South Pacific') (February 20, 2021)
7) 2021 MLB preview: Survivor's Albert Destrade previews the NL East (March 25, 2021)
8) Survivor: South Pacific's Albert Destrade talks Braves, Cubs, MLB trade deadline, injuries (August 4, 2021)
9) Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick talks 'Survivor', life and Philly sports (September 21, 2021)
10) Orestes Destrade, Albert Destrade recap ALDS, NLDS; preview ALCS, NLCS (October 15, 2021)
11) Survivor: Africa's Teresa "T-Bird" Cooper on Braves, World Series (October 26, 2021)
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