The guys kick off the show with a Stump the Band question per usual before Mitch describes his memorable return flight from Florida. Then, Mitch takes a deep dive on the Julio Rodriguez contract and his contention that it was a grand slam especially for the M’s. Featured guests are MLB analyst Steve Phillips, Brady & Joe for the No-Table, and longtime friend of the show Rick Neuheisel. To conclude the episode, the guys talk about odds and ends such as Ichiro’s speech, money matters across the world of sports, and Richard Simmons news.


  • Steve Phillips | Former Mets GM and current MLB analyst
  • Brady Henderson | ESPN’s NFL Nation Seahawks reporter
  • Joe Fann | WynnBet & Blue Wire podcast host
  • Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst


2:28 | Julio Rodriguez is the topic of today’s opening Stump the Band question.

7:03 | There was a medical emergency on Mitch’s flight and it directly impacted him while sitting in the window seat.

32:35 | The hometown nine signed Julio Rodriguez to a 14 year deal which Mitch contends is very team friendly.

1:00:25 | GUEST: Steve Phillips answers the question as to how the Julio Rodriguez contract played out for the young star and the franchise simultaneously.

1:19:10 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann return with preseason football in the rearview mirror and the Seahawks facing final cutdowns heading into week one.

1:57:34 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back with college football officially underway to preview the season.

2:19:57 | Today’s “Other Stuff” topics include Ichiro’s hall of fame ceremony, big money being thrown around sports, and an update about the long lost Richard Simmons.

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