Keith and Dave led off by recapping last night’s All-Star Game and Mariano Rivera’s memorable performance in the 8th inning that earned the Yankee legend the game’s MVP award. This prompted a conversation as to whether Rivera is the greatest pitcher ever to don the Yankee pinstripes.
The guys then made predictions for the second half of the MLB season, with Keith making a bold statement about the future of the San Francisco Giants.
Today’s Five Big Questions touched on who are the greatest commentators of all time, with the group generally agreeing that Joe Buck’s reputation is hurt due to working with Tim McCarver. Vin Scully, Pat Summerall, Jon Miller, and John Madden are some of the names that surfaced during the discussion. The segment also talked about Johnny Manziel, the Biogenesis scandal, the declining participation of African-Americans in baseball, and whether Mariano Rivera deserved the All-Star MVP award.
After resetting the headlines of the day, the guys transitioned into “Three Up/Three Down” before going over some off-the-field headlines. This led into the Red Card Payoff for Wednesday. Between Keith’s bragging about dressing like a rapper and Dave’s eagerness to drive away every female listener, it was a close call down the stretch. Nate and Mike D determined that Dave was Big Loser of the Day because disrespecting your fellow humans is a more significant offense than wearing a colorful outfit.