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Today’s word of the day is ‘cavalry’ as in bring in the big guns as in the troops are coming as in the PGA Tour is bringing in Tiger Woods to calm the seas. The LIV Tour is growing. It has the money. It’s getting the players. And the PGA Tour is doing whatever it can to keep talent. What will Tiger Woods be able to accomplish? (13:55) We have an update on the Fernando Tatis Jr saga. His father Fernando Tatis came out and said, “hey my son used this spray he got in Dominican Republic. You’re ruining his reputation. Millions of fans will turn off baseball.” Okay. Sure. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Padres could recoup some money like the Mets did when they got Yoenis Cespedes salary reduced for non-baseball related injury. (28:35) Review: Virgin River Season 4. (33:00) Walker Buehler is out for the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Elbow. See Ya. Are the Dodgers good enough to still win another World Series with what they have? (41:10) The Texas Rangers have fired its manager Chris Woodward. The Rangers spent $580M in 2022 free agency. And they stink! Why make the move now? To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘ringworm’ as in steroids as in the wrong kind of steroids as in Fernando Tatis Jr has been suspended 80 games for taking anabolic steroids. He said he inadvertently took them to treat ringworm. Sure. How bad is this for the Padres? Tatis has not played this entire season after breaking his wrist in a motorcycle accident. The year before he had a shoulder issue. Now he has a wrist, shoulder, and steroid issue. The Padres went all in this year trading for Juan Soto… and now this. (24:45) Review: 13 Lives. (28:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what’s going on with Lamar Jackson and his ongoing negotiations for a new deal. The Baltimore Ravens have been quiet. Lamar Jackson has no agent and said he doesn’t want to negotiate during the season. (33:55) Let’s give a quick Deshaun Watson update because he finally said how sorry he was on Friday. You know what that means… (39:50) NPPOD. (43:00) The NFL and NBA will be go going head to head this Christmas Day. We’ve got five NBA games and three NFL games.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘6’ as in the number 6 as in jersey number 6 as in Bill Russell as in the NBA has announced that Russell’s jersey will be retired by the league. Why? Now don’t go grabbing the pitchforks. Let me explain. 19 players in the league currently where that jersey number. 13 years ago the NBA named the Finals MVP after him. Why do we wait to honor people? Russell was honored once before, but why couldn’t this happen when he was here? (13:45) What’s going on with the Denver Broncos? Rob Walton and his $60B has bought the team, been approved, and now he’s here to be different. Or is he? (22:55) Review: Trainwreck - Woodstock 99. (29:35) What’s the latest on Kyrie Irving? Probably nothing great! (34:00) Antonio Brown made a post on twitter. Everyone thought it was real (ME) and it turns out it was fake. I got got. (37:55) NPPOD.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘bus’ as in tour bus as in school bus as in Greyhound bus as in throwing someone under the bus. That’s what happened with the Detroit Tigers. Christopher Ilitch came out and blamed Al Avila for everything after firing him. Why do this now? (15:50) What is wrong with the New York Yankees? What happened to this team? Aaron Judge is doing what he needs to do. He’s on the chase for Roger Maris home run record. He’s playing himself in to a massive contract. But the Yankees keep losing. (25:55) Meltdown - Three Mile Island. (33:40) Deshaun Watson could see an NFL field very soon. This weekend the Cleveland Browns have its first preseason game. Will Watson get suspended before then? Will the NFL keep him off the field? (38:55) NPPOD. Let’s talk about the Field of Dreams and MLB’s dream to offer something fun.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘egregious’ as in terrible behavior as in Roger Goodell has come out and said the NFL appealed the decision of Deshaun Watson’s suspension because of the belief that Watson’s actions were as bad as it gets. Goodell and the NFL are back to pushing for a full year suspension. Who decides these suspensions now? Oh, that’s right… the NFL! (9:30) Chris Sale is out for the year again. He broke his wrist in a bike accident. Chris Sale signed a $145M extension and has pitched 48 innings in the past 3 years. Wonderful. (18:45) Something happened in the Pirates game that I have never seen before. (31:30) Review: Lincoln Lawyer. (34:50) Josh Hader blew his first save as a Padre. Gave up 3 runs. Did the Brewers win the trade!? (39:00) NPPOD. How about the Baltimore Orioles? Surprise! (44:55) Serena Williams is set to retire. What a legacy.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘ultimatum’ as in Kevin Durant has given Joe Tsai and the Brooklyn Nets a choice; either me or Sean Marks and Steve Nash. What? What is going on in Brooklyn? James Harden. Kyrie Irving. Kevin Durant. Ben Simmons. It’s a circus. (16:20) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the catcher interference rule in MLB. Does it need to be reviewed? (25:30) NFL changes another rule. This time it’s an enforcement of illegal contact from the defense. Just another rule against the defense for more offense. (31:15) Review: Cha Cha Real Smooth. A quick word on Olivia Newton-John. (41:30) The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday they would pay Jason Heyward $23M to not play baseball next year. Is this the right move? (47:10) NPPOD. The Padres can’t score. The Padres keep losing. The Phillies fired Girardi and now keep winning. Baseball.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘dominant’ as in Major League Baseball was a showcase of the haves vs have nots. The New York Mets took it to the Atlanta Braves and are now 7.5 games ahead in the NL East. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom… what more can you say? (10:55) What is happening with the Yankees? They have been bad, bad, bad since the All Star Break. Is this going to be a major problem? (16:45) The San Diego Padres own the trade deadline… and then got swept but the Los Angeles Dodgers. (27:45) Review: Black Bird (33:45) Pete Rose was back in a ballpark this weekend. He was honored at the Phillies game. And he said some things. (42:20) NPPOD. (43:40) Kareem Hunt is in the news because he demanded a trade. The Browns said no. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘appeal’ as in I had the entire Deshaun Watson situation wrong as in Deshaun Watson has been suspended for 6 games, but the NFL has said NOPE! What is going on here? Why would Roger Goodell even use an outside arbitrator if it even ends up back on Roger Goodell’s lap? The NFL has appealed the decision and now Watson could be suspended for however long the NFL wants him to be. (12:35) Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 and a half years in a Russian court yesterday. Let’s talk about this case. The U.S. government has been involved and it seems like nothing is being done. Things are happening, but her family and some Americans are not pleased with what those things are. (25:00) Review: Facing Nolan. (29:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about LeBron James meeting with Rob Pelinka. LeBron is eligible to get a new extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. (37:00) NPPOD - The Los Angeles Angels invent new ways to lose every game. (44:45) Miguel Cabrera could be finished. He said he isn’t feeling well.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘East Africa’ as in my month-long trip took place there. Today’s show is about my trip. What I saw. What I did. What I felt. I hope you enjoy hearing these stories. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘legends’ as in we’re going to take a moment to honor the life’s of the legendary sports icons Vin Scully and Bill Russell. (13:00) Deshaun Watson got suspended for 6 games. That’s it. That’s all. A joke. When you read the release from Sue Robinson you can see just how predatory his behavior was. He has shown zero remorse. The Browns don’t care. Will Roger Goodell put his foot down? (24:35) The Miami Dolphins were hit with some huge penalties yesterday. Owner Stephen Ross was fined $1.5M, and the team lost a first round pick and third round pick in the NFL draft! WHOA! Why? No, not for Brian Flores… for having meetings with Sean Payton and Tom Brady. (40:15) Review: The Gray Man. (43:35) NPPOD. (44:55) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Kyler Murray’s contract with the Arizona Cardinals. There was a clause in his deal that he had to study for 4 hours per week. Everyone lost their minds. And here we are.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s the MLB trade deadline! Let’s go! The Washington Nationals actually traded Juan Soto! I cannot believe it! The San Diego Padres will send most of their top prospects in what could be the biggest deal ever. (22:50) What happened with Eric Hosmer? He would not waive his no-trade clause. Instead of being sent to the Nationals, he was dealt to the Red Sox. (32:55) The Yankees made some big moves at the trade deadline. Frankie Montas from the A’s, Lou Trivino from the A’s, Scott Effross from the Cubs, Andrew Benintendi and Harrison Bader. Maybe the biggest move was moving Joey Gallo to the Dodgers. (37:55) Why do some teams hold onto players when they can be traded? What is the positive? Is it worth it? (46:00) What did the Mets do? Mets fans are so angry. Why? (47:30) Are the Angels awake? And if they are awake, what are they doing? Ohtani is still an Angel. Mike Trout is still an Angel. But they traded away Iglesias, Syndergaard, and Marsh… What!? (50:50) It’s time for some viewer questions! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s the final mailbag! It’s here! Thank you for listening! Someone asked me about taking time off. Interesting. They wanted to know if I’m afraid that I’ll lose listeners, or I want to work more, or I don’t know how to relax. Let’s discuss. (13:20) Someone wanted to know what the Top 5 worst trades I’ve ever made are. You all LOVE doing this! Fine. Here we go. (32:35) Someone asked me about the Steve Bartman incident. They had said they have always hear the Cubs side of things, now they want the Marlins side. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s another mailbag. We are sorry! But CONTENT CONTEN CONTENT! Someone asked me about the story of me firing an employee for wearing a Red Sox shirt to a Marlins game. They want me to explain exactly why this happened. (10:45) Someone asked me about the Yankees cutting a third-round pick for taking team gear and selling it. The reports were he scammed some of those fans looking for memorabilia. (24:15) FINA is swimming’s world governing body. They have voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in women’s competitions. Someone asked me my thoughts on this… (35:45) Someone asked me to comment on the Michelle Tafoya interview she had with the Le Batard Show. Yes, I will.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s a mailbag! Welcome back! Well, not to me just yet. Someone asked me about marathon running and the most traumatic thing I’ve seen or done while in a marathon. (16:35) Someone asked me about my Top 5 vacations. And as you’ll see… some of them are just not vacations. (32:50) Someone asked me about the Top 5 movies I’ve seen in 2022. Not the best movies of 2022. (35:35) Someone asked me about finding the right therapist. This is an uncomfortable topic. But I hope it helps at least one person.  DISCLAIMER: DAVID USED CHIT IN THE GAME. HE MEANT SKIN IN THE GAME. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s a mailbag! Yahoo! Still firing them off as we’re gone. Someone asked me about Aaron Judge, MLB, and the juiced baseball chase for the HR record. What!? Let’s discuss. (9:50) Someone asked me about the four big sports and revenue. Tickets. TV. Finances. (27:00 ) Someone asked me with LIV Golf and the parallels between it and when MLB players defected to the Mexican League. They also wanted to know about the future of LIV Golf. (33:55) Someone asked me what the procedure is to submit your stadium to host an event like the World Cup.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s a mailbag! Yes… still away! Someone asked me about pitching control. They wanted to know how accurate a pitcher could be if it’s target practice. On the flip side, they asked if batters have any control on where they hit a ball. (11:20) Someone asked me about hit by pitches. We’ve spoken about players getting hit and who decides what happens. (When it’s on purpose, of course.) Let me explain again how and why this happens. (17:00) Someone asked me about the Minnesota Twins approach of taking the first pitch. They also wanted to know how the Front Office deals with a manager who is agains the suggest approach. (29:45) Someone asked me about throws to first base from the third baseman. They wanted to know why the 3B throws the ball into the dirt: can they not reach the first baseman? Is it strategy? Why does it happen? To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s the halfway point of the MLB season! National League storylines coming right up! The New York Mets are the talk of the town. What they’ve been able to do without Scherzer and degrom has been amazing. (2:25) Do you all remember the lockout? The one where some media members (cough cough) made every fan lose their mind. Remember when we here at NPDS told you not to be worried. Yea. That happened. (8:10) The Washington Nationals are bad. Very bad. The team is for sale. What will happen with Juan Soto? Will he stay or will he go? (10:20) Losing 100 games stinks. It does. But let’s focus on some of the bigger stories! (16:20) Joe Girardi was fired and the Phillies win. It happened. We knew it would. Didn’t think the Phillies would go a run like they did but here they are. (23:50) What’s happening out west? The Dodgers trying to hold of the Padres. Will Tatis Jr come back? Will he be healthy? Can they catch the Dodgers? (25:35) What are my updated NL postseason predictions? I’m about to go on a detour so bad that you’re going to end up in a different country with me. (37:55) It’s NL award time!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s the halfway point of the MLB season! Let’s get things started today focusing on the American League. What are the biggest surprises so far? (15:55) What are the biggest disappointments? (25:30) What are the top storylines to look for following the All Star Break? (30:30) Who should win AL MVP and Cy Young? (33:00) Who is making the postseason from the AL? Look at the AL East. (34:35) So what else is going on in MLB? Let’s talk about some general topics that have taken place so far.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s a mailbag! Yes, still in Africa! Someone asked me about me defining myself as a constitutionalist. They wanted to know what this meant and how this came to be. (18:00) Someone asked me why I don’t call out the people who fund the NRA. They wanted to know if I was scared that some would be listeners of the show and I didn’t want to lose them. (28:40) It’s time we talk about youth sports. Things have gotten completely out of hand. Someone asked me about treatment of umpires by parents. From arguments and battery and arrests and shootings. What are we doing? To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It’s a mailbag! Yes, still in Africa! Someone asked me how teams deal with calling up a top prospect to the big leagues. When do you call the prospect up? Was is the manipulation? What’s the demotion like? Let’s get into it all. (21:40) Someone asked me about likability. They wanted to know how important this is in sports and business. Is this a major factor? (34:55) Someone asked when building a farm system what do teams need other than scouting and development. Let’s break this down.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Comments (12)

Jeff Fignar

@David Sampson Im 31 now I used to get autographs and sells them myself when I was 12 at Roger Dean all the time lol

Jun 6th
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Mark Frantz

sorry for your loss....thoughts are with you and your family

Feb 1st
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Greg Knoch

another douchebag liberal

Jan 7th
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Timmy Tuffnuts

David needs to stick to sports. No one gives a shit about his politics.

Jun 2nd
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swigs

one of the best solo sports dailies. no guests no co-hosts no callers. Colin cowherd and Tony kornheiser still do it but they've eased up.

Mar 22nd
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William MWestcott

Hey David the raptors lost last night. You lied about watching the game and then misread the box score. Ok Stugotz.

Feb 27th
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Leeds

Honestly just went down a rabbit hole of Elvis Costello, appreciate the artist recommendation

Nov 11th
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Omar Flores

😠

Nov 6th
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