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
Bryan and David break down media moments from wild-card weekend
Also, Verno and KOC discuss whether the Cavs can maintain this success and end the season as a top-six team in the East
Mike and Jesse also run through some of Mike’s pickups for the week and talk about the controversy at the Dallas card show
Tom Hannifan on Joining Impact Wrestling After Leaving WWE, Plus Mustafa Ali Leaves WWE and Cody Rhodes Is a Free Agent
Plus, Tom talks about his time at WWE calling the ‘Royal Rumble’