Today’s show tees off with reaction to the PGA’s final major of the season as Shane Lowry caps off a brilliant performance at The Open Championship and Rory falls short in front of his hometown supporters. The guys chat about the Sunday’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown including the emotional speech by Roy Halladay’s wife, Mariano Rivera, and a replay of Edgar’s speech in its entirety. Today’s guests include Matt & Jill McCluskey whose daughter Lauren was killed while attending The University of Utah by ex-boyfriend, M’s writer Corey Brock, and sports business writer for Forbes Kurt Badenhausen. Later, Mitch marvels at how McIlroy conducted himself after a disappointing exit at Portrush. More evidence about the MLB’s doctoring of baseballs was observed during a recent at-bat. Finally, Seattle’s future hockey franchise hired a general manager and the team still lacks a name!
- Matt & Jill McCluskey | Parents of murdered Utah track athlete & Pullman native Lauren McCluskey
- Corey Brock | Mariners writer for The Athletic
- Kurt Badenhausen | Sports business writer for Forbes
TABLE OF CONTENTS 3:20 | Rory McIlroy missing the cut on his home course has to be one of the most agonizing moments in his career.
7:05 | Mitch provides background context to the first interview on the episode about Lauren McCluskey’s murder.
16:41 | Football season is around the corner which means it’s a great time to become a Mitch Unfiltered Patron!
18:17 | Candidates are revealed for the naming of Episode 49 and it’s slim pickins.
21:25 | For Mariners fans, the fact that Edgar stayed in Seattle is perhaps the most endearing aspect of his career.
31:13 | Listen to the full hall of fame induction speech by Edgar!
46:10 | Matt & Jill McCluskey share the tragic story of their daughter Lauren who was murdered while a student-athlete at The University of Utah in a senseless act by a former boyfriend.
1:10:13 | Corey Brock from The Athletic discusses his recent article which outlines the few remaining reasons to keep an eye on the M’s down the stretch of this dismal 2019 campaign.
1:25:51 | Kurt Badenhausen from Forbes breaks down the financial landscape in modern sports including monster deals for mid-level NBA players, the growing trend of agent-less athletes, and a thought on the controversial compensation discussion for the Women’s World Cup champions of Team USA.
1:44:01 | Scott has an idea which involves Mitch, does he agree to participate?
1:45:36 | Among Lowry’s dominant performance in Portrush included another example of Rory’s grace in defeat and some brash behavior by Brooks.
1:51:12 | Need more evidence baseball are “juiced” in the big leagues? How about a one-handed homerun.
1:52:53 | Shaq was recently caught on video moshing, Scott recalls times he moshed in the past, and Mitch wants to know what moshing is.
1:56:03 | Seattle names Ron Francis GM for its future expansion team and the guys weigh in on their outlook for a new team coming to town in a sport relatively foreign to them.