Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about the Nationals' Game of Thrones cosplay (02:00), the Angels' possible salary manipulation (03:30), and the Rockies-Brewers wild-card race (07:00). Then they talk to Yahoo Sports columnist Jeff Passan about Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell's decision to kneel during the national anthem (12:30), the debate about extending the netting at MLB ballparks (40:00), and the latest outlook for Shohei Otani's potential free agency (50:00). Lastly, they discuss a new baseball acronym and the stakes in Clayton Kershaw's last regular-season start (58:00).
Bruce Maxwell Is the First MLB Player to Kneel During the National Anthem
Jeff Passan joins the ‘MLB Show’ to discuss protests, netting at MLB ballparks, and Shohei Otani
Plus, reacting to Atlanta’s trade for Dejounte Murray and discussing the NBA media "scoop" culture
Bradley Beal cashed in, P.J. Tucker returned to his surrogate family, the Lakers tried something new (sort of), and more from a frenetic first few hours of the official offseason.
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