Wake Up With Whitty – 9/30/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. A lot is going on in the sports world right now. The college basketball world has been rocked by scandal, which hits particularly hard if you happen to be a Louisville fan. We’re just a day away from October, which is a huge month for sports. College football teams start to get into the bulk of their conference schedules, MLB playoffs get underway, and the NHL and NBA seasons start up (Wake me up when September ends, am I right?). So go ahead and settle in with your caffeinated beverage of choice. Maybe it’s coffee. Maybe it’s tea. Maybe it’s an energy drink. Maybe it’s something really cool that I don’t even know about. I’m accepting of all ways of life here, unlike one of my coffee-drinking elitist fellow bloggers. Unless you’re one of those people that just wake up naturally energized and don’t need caffeine to get through life. That’s weird. Get out of here with that shit.

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Nati Boys #14: Boxing is Dead

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Did the Mayweather/McGregor fight save boxing?  Did the Tigers/Yankees brawl save baseball?  Can anything save the Cavs/Celtics trade?  We discuss all of these questions and more on today’s episode of the Nati Boys.  We also provide a Week 3 update from the NFL preseason and DB has a confession for the team.  We wrap things up with a fantasy draft of sports crossovers we’d most like to see.

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Nati Boys #12: Umpires Are People Too

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On today’s episode we recap the Bengals’ second preseason game and find a few bright spots in an otherwise dismal Reds season.  We talk about a couple of struggling Yankees players as well, and we touch on the news of Anquan Boldin’s retirement from football.  We find out that DB’s Lakers are nothing but a bunch of cheaters and we discuss Lebron’s future in Cleveland.  Finally, we do our part to raise awareness of the injustices suffered by sports officials everywhere with our fantasy draft of memorable blowups on referees and umpires.

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Hind Sight is 20/20: The Reds Won the 2015 Todd Frazier Trade

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There are certain things that will live forever in my memory as a Cincinnati sports fan, both good and bad.  Kenyon Martin breaking his leg at the end of his senior season.  Jay Bruce’s walk-off homer to clinch the division.  Carson Palmer launching a bomb to Chris Henry in the Bengals first playoff game in more than a decade, and then immediately being carted off the field.  Todd Frazier winning the Home Run Derby on our home field at GABP during the 2015 All-Star festivities.

Todd was a fan favorite for the Reds, and the fan outrage was real when he got flipped for a few prospects, notably Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza.  Frazier is a very likable guy, always with a smile on his face, and he really seemed to connect with the fans in Cincinnati.  I vividly remember one of the local news channels running a story about an elderly lady, who had been a Reds fan her entire life, saying that she would no longer be watching games since they traded him.

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