Today’s show begins with a long-awaited playing of Wild Rover to celebrate the M’s winning streak before the guys share their takeaways from the interviews during Episode 197 and play Stump the Band. Then, Mitch describes a story from the weekend that is still weighing on his mind. A trio of guests are Steve Phillips, Vanderbilt professor Thomas Schwartz, and golf writer John Hawkins. The episode wraps up with the “Other Stuff” segment to chat about Jody Allen’s announcement about the family estate, Hotshot’s greatest strip club story, and some notable RIPs from last week. 


  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM and current MLB analyst 
  • Thomas Schwartz | Professor of History and Political Science at Vanderbilt University 
  • John Hawkins | Morning Read golf writer


0:00 | It’s high time that we begin the show with some “No Nay Never” as the Mariners continue to win!

7:11 | The interviews in Episode 197 ran the gamut and the guys reflect on the three guest segments.

16:46 | Today’s edition of Stump the Band features two questions by Mitch and one from Hotshot.

30:34 | Mitch observed a child being left inside a vehicle over the weekend and was unsure of how to handle the situation. 

45:56 | GUEST: Steve Phillips is back to share his general manager perspective on how the M’s front office should approach a long-term deal with Julio Rodriguez. 

1:02:32 | GUEST: Professor of History and Political Science at Vanderbilt University joins the show to discuss the current situation and possible outcomes for Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia. 

1:37:18 | GUEST: John Hawkins is back to preview The Open Championship at St. Andrews for the 150th edition of the tournament. 

2:12:57 | Today’s “Other Stuff” stories include news on the sale of Hawks & Blazers, an unforgettable strip club memory of Scott’s, and some recent celebrity passings.

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