The Bob McCown Podcast
JAMIE CAMPBELL on the Toronto Blue Jays' race for the Wild Card.
Jamie Campbell, host of Blue Jays Central on Sportsnet, joins the show to start the week off with so Major League Baseball. Bob, John & Jamie have a lot to talk about regarding the fluttering Toronto Blue Jays. Jamie voices his concerns about the Blue Jays rotation and the inconsistence pitching from Jose Berrios as the three look into some of the reasons why John Schneider and the Toronto Blue Jays have been struggling. We ask Jamie about the organizations performance at the trade deadline and wonder if the Blue Jays could have done more as they try to squeak into the playoffs in a season that everyone thought they'd dominate.
MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE PERKINS & ROB LONGLEY on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Should we be worried about the Toronto Blue Jays? Rob Longley and Dave Perkins join the show to talk about the team. Before the Jays talk, the four review last nights second annual Field of Dreams game, giving their opinions on the game itself and our thoughts on the idea of making this a yearly occurrence. We then shift focus to the Toronto Blue Jays noting our concerns surrounding the teams pitching, roster and overall performance as of late. With some time to let the trade deadline sink in, the four also give their thoughts on Toronto's newest players and wonder if making moves at the deadline is even worth it after seeing how the Baltimore Orioles - who were sellers at the deadline - have been playing. To end the show, we talk about the teams inability to live up to the hefty expectations set upon them at the start of the season and we analyze the underwhelming individual performances from the organizations top players.
Behind the scenes at the Field of Dreams W/ J.P. MOROSI
The Cincinnati Reds play the Chicago Cubs in the second edition of the MLB Field of Dreams Game tonight so who better than J.P. Morosi to join the show as he zooms in straight from the Field of Dream itself to talk with Bob and John. Today, we get a behind the scenes look at how a cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa turned into one of the most iconic playing fields in all of sports. J.P. gives Bob and John a miniature history lesson on everything we need to know about the Field of Dreams movie to the connections both the Red's and the Cubs have to Iowa and the field. We find out some little known facts about the famous field and why Major League Baseball wasn't able to build their ballpark on the original filming location. With J.P. having to leave early, Bob and John end the show with some Blue Jays talk and a hearty debate on the importance of these specialized in-season games trending in professional sports.
JOHN DAVIDSON on trading for Johnny Gaudreau, re-signing Patrick Laine & the Columbus Blue Jackets
President of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets and friend of the show John Davidson hops on the show, amidst an eventful off-season for his team, to talk to Bob and John. Wasting no time at all, Bob and John ask about the somewhat surprising signing of Johnny Gaudreau. John give us some insight on how the deal went down from the Blue Jackets' point of view and gives us a behind the scenes look at the biggest free-agent signing this summer. The three also get into Patrick Laine's contract extension, losing a key member of the team in Oliver Bjorkstrand and gives us a peak at the teams game plan going into next season before we finish the show by discussing the growing hockey culture in Columbus.
LORIE KANE on her retirement, the evolution of her golf game, the LPGA and the LIV Tour
Member of both the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and one of the countries greatest golfers to play the game, Lorie Kane, graces Bob and John with her presence on todays episode. With Lorie set to compete in her 30th and final Canadian Women's Open Bob and John talk to her about her career and how her training has changed over three decades of professional golf. We talk about the evolution of not only Lorie's game but the equipment she uses. Bob and John get some lessons on the right clubs to use and get some tips to help their putting game before the three move the discussion to the LIV Tour. Lorie gives her opinion on what the Saudi backed tour is doing to the game of golf and get some insight on if we are going to see LIV implement a women's tour anytime soon.
DOUG SMITH on the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry & the tradition of retiring jersey numbers.
Doug Smith on the podcast today to talk some NBA basketball in the middle of the summer with Bob & John. We go over the teams roster as of right now, touching on Pascal Siakam's development into an elite player as well as questioning OG Anunoby's ceiling and ability to bring his game to the next level. We also talk about the significance Kyle Lowry has had on the franchise before moving on. The three talk about Doug's experience at Nick Nurse's charity golf tournament over the weekend. Doug lets us know who he saw and who he talked to at the event. With the passing of the great Bill Russell comes the conversation of whether the NBA should retire the number 6. Doug, Bob and John give their opinion on the tradition of retiring players numbers and debate on its relevance in not only the NBA but all pro leagues.
BUCK MARTINEZ on his recovery, the Toronto Blue Jays & a the trade deadline.
The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays and longtime friend of the podcast, Buck Martinez, makes his welcomed return to the show to catch up with Bob and John. We get an update on Buck's recovery and talk about the overwhelming amount of support he has gotten from Canadians and Blue Jays fans around the world. The three transition into some baseball talk and give their first impressions of the Toronto Blue Jays post trade deadline roster. We talk about the Jays' wild card race and set expectations for the playoffs before analyzing some of the other moves made on deadline day throughout Major League Baseball.
NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ DARREN PANG & BRIAN LAWTON on NHL Free Agency & the future of the Arizona Coyotes
Darren Pang and Brian Lawton on todays NHL roundtable with Bob and John. The four talk about all of the moves that have happened during the NHL's off-season and debate on which team won the deal that sent Matthew Tkachuk from the Calgary Flames to the Florida Panthers. We also get into a heated discussion on the future of the Arizona Coyotes. The four go back and forth on the idea of the NHL keeping a team in Arizona and discuss the teams home ice accommodations for next year before moving on to Nazem Kadri as we wonder why the Stanley Cup Champion has yet to sign a contract with a team.