Wake Up Hour - Jeff Jones
The developments in the Stanton situation yesterday are pretty interesting, since it looks like the Marlins may be strong arming him out the door. No-trade clauses are agreements which go both directions, so it's hard to fault Stanton for being frustrated. Patrik Berglund is going to be back for the Blues tonight against the Ducks and adds a lot to the lineup. Paul Kariya meant a ton to people who grew up watching hockey in the 90s. NBC fired Matt Lauer overnight and we're at a serious moment of reckoning. Breaking down the cities that may or may not be ahead St. Louis to get an NBA team.
Segment One (with Dr. Ed) - Chris Denman, Travis Terrell, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones
Gaines and Travis have disagreements over who gets to say Happy Wednesday. Is "Ning" a pejorative term for "Lightning?" Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree are getting after it and Adam Schefter is turning into Jerry Seinfeld. Travis is here to hold LeBron accountable for his language and Gaines says that should be against the rules. Why hasn't Trump gone after LeBron? Dr. Ed is here to educate us all on the animal kingdom. Chris's dog now has a cheetah backside. Travis is having full-fledged conversations with Nova and wants to know if it's helping his mental health. What the hell is the deal with dog shows? Could you tell a show dog from a regular dog? Gaines is asking the hard questions about where a giraffe would wear a tie. Travis is going to try to stump Dr. Ed with animal trivia. Dr. Ed is capable of performing Tommy John surgery on rats.
Segment Two (with Kevin Allen) - Chris Denman, Travis Terrell, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones
It's Mariah Carey singing season so Travis is putting a little extra juice on his jingles. The Giants are putting Eli Manning on the bench and it's bizarre. Joined by Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) of USA Today to talk about what's going on in the NHL. Travis can't believe the Vegas Flu is a real thing. The Infinity War trailer dropped and Travis is going crazy. Gaines wants to get back to the Eli Manning haterade. Gaines is frustrated by a legend being thrown under the bus to save a GM and a coach. Chris has a list of teams that could use Eli Manning and it's obviously the Jags and maybe the Broncos. The Giancarlo ultimatum is coming down. The Marlins are shedding money no matter what. Gaines thinks it's 50% likely the Cardinals have a Marlins outfielder on their team next year. Harold Reynolds thinks the Cardinals should be pitching visiting ballparks to Stanton. Gaines hates St. Louis.
Segment Three - Chris Denman, Travis Terrell, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones
Should the Cardinals trade for Gary Gaetti? Trump is coming to town today. Mike Lee calls in to say hello. Matt Lauer got fired by NBC News today. The bar is lower for elected officials than for entertainers and it seems ridiculous. These situations are extremely difficult to parse but there has to be some attempt. Travis doesn't want to draw the lines between these situations and it's impossible to tell women that they should have to. The work by the Post this week identifying the Project Veritas liar should be definitive proof of the veracity of the rest of the stories. Probably time for men to step back and shut up and let the women run America. MLS released their list of finalist cities and St. Louis is not on it. Should we have bought bitcoins a long time ago? Hannibal Burress has sparked a global revolution, though you shouldn't record comedians' sets on your phone. NFL owners are contributing $100M to social justice causes in order to pacify their players. Fair or Foul closes the show as always.