Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about their enthusiasm for next month’s probable playoff matchups (01:00), examine the significance (if any) of the Dodgers’ slump and the Indians’ and Diamondbacks’ hot streaks (03:30), and discuss the Red Sox–Yankees sign-stealing scandal (18:30). Then they bring on longtime baseball scout and executive Tony Blengino for an insider’s perspective on sign-stealing (26:00), whether baseball’s prohibition on internet-connected devices in the dugout makes sense in an information-rich era (31:00), how the game might change if that ban is lifted (36:45), the state of grudges and gamesmanship between teams (46:00), and the future of scouting in the age of motion-tracking technology (48:45).
Baseball Cheating Was Inevitable With Technology in the Dugout
Scout and executive Tony Blengino joins ‘MLB Show’ to discuss the Red Sox’s sign-stealing scandal
Evel joins Johnny to discuss how he was blindsided by production when they cast both him and his daughter on the same season, his hate/hate relationship with Jen Johnson, how social media and the proliferation of reality television has altered the medium, and more
Plus, Ryen offers his thoughts on the speculation around Karl-Anthony Towns’s next contract, and how the Pistons exited the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes, and James Harden declining his player option to help the 76ers
Last week, F1 and ESPN reportedly agreed to a new rights deal that will pay F1 between $75 million and $90 million per year over the next three years. John Ourand of ‘Sports Business Journal’ joined ‘The Ringer F1 Show’ to explain the deal and why F1 chose it over other offers.