Optimist vs Pessimist: NHL lockout, Red Sox, A-Rod
Thu, 25 Oct 2012|
Michael Felger and Lou Merloni are forced to take opposing stances on these topics
-- optimist and pessimist. During Dick's Sporting Goods clubhouse voter Abalone -- well we are forced to take these positions. Whether we believe it or not you will see how we play as we go along let's begin with the NHL season NHL will end up canceling. The 2012. Season and thirteenth season I'm an optimist meaning they will come back. And I think did real little. The other times they'd have -- labor disputes they lost a whole season. They did not have the winter classic. They did not have this great NBC deal -- all Stanley Cup games on national television weather be it cable or network. There's a lot more money at stake this time which is why they will be back. And I still think it's by January 1 but this business about coming back the first week of November I do -- and forget about that. I -- guys like Patrick -- all going -- Switzerland now if he felt this thing was gonna get done the next couple of weeks why would you -- -- -- wherever you're right about the winter classic. But missed it it's not December it's not Christmas they got to decide by mid November November 15 when he in that range if they don't have a deal done by -- don't enough time. To prepare for the winter classic to get everything ready for the relative to meet the deadline and the season is that if they lose the winter classic these owners forget about them so the whole year not obvious that things you won't have hockey. -- -- the Red Sox clubhouse. Would there be it will be drama free season. For the Boston Red Sox to. Great baseball well of course I mean only sure of it I mean like we really a unique position to -- -- That there is probably so I mean fat chance of that if I gonna be what it was last year -- that that's impossible. But of course I mean they're not gonna weed out all the pills. And this is Boston and the BB WA -- still exist and so of course is gonna be Joba would be the Red Sox without it -- make sure it. It'll be -- drama free season. OK you might hear in the offseason thing about the biggest collapse in baseball history without a drama free September. I'd say so they just lost on the field right why because Tito was there I think John Ferrell the same type of guy now they collapse or Havoc that the season we hear some things in October -- probably. But as far as the season goes he's been too much better job of squashing all these stories and not let it get that immediate -- me or to you so I think it is. That's about Alex Rodriguez your Joseph Girardi is -- -- that he will be his third baseman next year we'll see about that but Alex Rodriguez will finish. In the top three in the all time home run list I think. His 67. Behind Babe Ruth in third place will get 67 more home runs little. I'll forgive the question that you definitely will because I think there's a DH in the future for Alex Rodriguez the -- disguise audience take them off at third base. That's gonna be DH for the next 45 years not only would be third. I think he'll eventually the clips this photo I think it will be the home run leader yeah I think he's up for five more years left he's gonna DH he's not added 1516. If he'll play more games. I'm gonna assume that they are testing -- regularly. And able field to take steroids and dad thank god you've reached an age where -- -- baseball forty year old guys who are on steroids. Look like forty year old guys who aren't on steroids forty year old guys we're not on steroids are not in Major League Baseball I know A-Rod has -- big contract but. Arnold -- getting hit now he's gonna get at all.