“Field of Dreams” game, ideas for future MLB showcase games, Justin Fields’ preseason debut
Jack welcomes back Joey Ricotta, host of the podcast Stuffing the Stat Sheet and blogger at On Tap Sports Net and Prime Time Sports Talk, back to the show. After Jack attended the Bears' first preseason game on Saturday, he and Joey share their takeaways from the Dolphins-Bears game, mostly concentrated on the play of young quarterbacks Tua Taglovailoa and Justin Fields.
Joey argues that Fields should be the Bears' week 1 starter; Jack disagrees (0:00 - 38:50). Later, they return to baseball talk, recapping the latest news and stories from the past week from around the league. The Field of Dreams game was a huge success; it was baseball's highest-rated regular season game in 16 years. Jack and Joey discuss the game itself, the appeal of it, and share ideas for future MLB showcase games that could reach out to more fans in the future. They also talk Tyler Gilbert's rookie debut no-hitter, the Braves' hot stretch that has them in first place, the Padres' recent struggles (and the return of Fernando Tatis Jr., now playing center field), as well as the American League and National League playoff landscapes. All this, and plenty more from the wide world of baseball!
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