Sports Open Line: Clint Hurdle, Roger Saffold & Bruce Affleck
As he always does with a full show, Kevin Wheeler kicks off with Three Strikes. The topics covered include the huge home stand beginning Friday night for the Redbirds against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the increasing trade rumors for the St. Louis Cardinals and a charity auction that’s taking place in the first hour of the show for BackStoppers.
The second-place Pittsburgh Pirates come to St. Louis for their second visit of the season for what’s promised to be a hot weekend of baseball. KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman spoke with Bucs’ manager Clint Hurdle before their game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday morning.
Make sure to stay as cool as possible with the severe Summer heat, especially if conditioning. To discuss some new directives from the National Athletic Trainers Association, Kevin spoke with St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Roger Saffold. Along with health awareness, they also talk some football.
Bruce Affleck became the Blues’ new Chief Operating Officer on Thursday. Now in charge of the business side of the operation, Kevin talks with Bruce about the new exciting position as the future for ‘The Note’ looks quite bright.
Joe Magrane, former Cardinals’ pitcher, current MLB Network analyst and father of famous singer Shannon Magrane. Kevin catches up with Joe, who will be at Busch Stadium over the weekend with his daughter for the Busch Bash.