Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to examine the impact of Robinson Cano testing positive for a banned diuretic, from how the 80-game suspension will hurt this year’s Mariners to how it could hurt Cano’s Hall of Fame chances (02:00). Then, Bryan Curtis joins the podcast to talk about the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on sports betting, how it reflects on baseball’s colorful history with gambling, and how it might change the way we talk about the game going forward (21:00). Finally, Megan Schuster explains what’s so special about Twins rookie right-hander Fernando Romero and breaks down the bizarre start to the race for the AL Central (36:00).
Cano’s Suspension and Legalized Gambling
The Ringer staff discusses the SCOTUS’s landmark ruling on sports betting and more
From a clutch Patrick Mahomes performance to Nick Sirianni’s master class in coaching to the Empire State Building’s (!!) online blunder, here are the winners and losers of the NFL’s conference championship games
Plus, JJ’s NFL championship weekend grievances
Mahomes’s performance on a bum ankle was just enough to lift Kansas City past the Bengals in a game that could become legacy-defining if he earns a second ring
Bill recaps the conference championship games