MLB Playoffs Predictions & Breaking Records w/ Bernie Fratto

It’s episode 115 of Wise Kracks and becoming a member of us this week is a Fox Sports National Host and long-time good friend of Bill! We communicate lots and lots of baseball, with the MLB common season coming to an finish, Aaron Judge in spite of everything breaking that file, a brand new milestone for Albert Pujols, and a brand new layout for the playoffs.

We additionally dive into the Tua Tagovailoa state of affairs, the Dallas Cowboys and their quarterback savior, this previous weekend’s UFC Fight Night, how the sportsbooks are doing this a ways into the NFL season, and extra! Here we pass!

Your hosts Bill Krackomberger and Jon Orlando glance again at the baseball season because the MLB common season involves an in depth. How do the fellows suppose their favourite groups will fare within the playoffs taking into account the brand new layout?

The New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge in spite of everything broke the American League file for house runs, dinging his 62nd of the season. Does he deserve his own residence run ball?

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols has surpassed Babe Ruth for 2d of all-time in occupation RBIs upon getting his 703rd occupation house run. Are we seeing a last push from an all-time nice?

The horrifying cases surrounding the Tua Tagovailoa concussion state of affairs don’t seem to be a excellent search for the NFL and the Miami Dolphins. Will there be an overreaction in opposition to Miami bets given the location?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush has been on fireplace since filling in for Dak Prescott after his Week 1 damage. If Dak have been to go back quickly, would Rush be sitting?

UFC Fight Night: Dern vs Yan happened this previous weekend, and there used to be controversy surrounding how the primary card used to be scored. Was it slightly judged?

Bill takes a have a look at how the sportsbooks are doing this a ways into the NFL season. Are they reporting loses or wins?

Bill and Jon are joined by way of Bernie Fratto, lately on-air as a Fox Sports Radio National Host. He has a full of life and baseball-fueled chat with the fellows about being provide for reputedly each and every primary sports activities second from the ultimate a number of many years, seeking to pass professional in MLB, and being most likely the most important Tony Orlando fan that has graced the display but!

Judge, Pujols, & Changing the Wild Card Format

The guys are shaking issues up slightly this week by way of having their visitor Bernie take a seat in on a large matter dialogue, and in the event you have been to listen to the intensity of baseball wisdom he has, you’d know why!

With the MLB season coming to an finish, a few gamers have been ready to squeeze in vital milestones. With being simply out of achieve recreation after recreation, Aaron Judge in spite of everything attached for his 62nd house run of the season to wreck the American League file.

Bill chimes in, “I’d touch a bible if one were here… but some people were hoping he wouldn’t get it.” Bill notes that folks, in particular oldheads, almost certainly sought after Roger Maris to carry onto the highest spot.

Jon is concerned with something, “Does Judge deserve to keep the ball?” Weighing in at the ethics of the location, Jon and Bill each proclaim that the one who stuck the house run ball is an “instant millionaire”. Not that that issues a lot to the man who stuck it; he’s a longtime millionaire who’s married to a Bachelor contestant. Bill shakes his head, “Some guys have all the luck!”

Bernie has his say, “Does he deserve to keep it? The short answer is yes… it means a lot more sentimentally to him, this is a historic record.” In phrases of having the ball again, Jon explains that if he have been Judge, he’s certain it wouldn’t be a subject matter,

I imply, it’s Aaron Judge! If I have been him, I’d ask how a lot he desires or what he desires for it.

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols additionally had a ancient season, surpassing Babe Ruth for the 2d all-time spot for occupation RBIs upon getting his 703rd house run. Jon’s a little bit skeptical, “Do you think pitchers were grooving him pitches?” Bernie doesn’t suppose so, “I don’t know if that happened, but you still have to square up to bat!” The guys all agree that despite the fact that that have been true, they’re nonetheless taking part in at a certified stage. “He hit the home runs. If you think it’s so easy, grab a bat!” Bernie concludes.

With MLB Playoffs baseball incoming, they’re set to reach in a brand new layout. There shall be 12 groups overall, and the 1-game Wild Card has been completed away with. Jon is positive concerning the trade, “I’m glad to see the 1-game wild card gone!” Bernie is of the same opinion, “You just didn’t know who the better team was from that one game.”

With first-round match-ups set, who does Bernie choose to win?

I believe the Houston Astros are essentially the most entire workforce in baseball, says Bernie with self assurance.

With that being stated, Jon fights the urge to be too fascinated by his Los Angeles Dodgers, who’ve a bye within the National League heading into the playoffs. However, after shedding 3 in a row to the Colorado Rockies, Bill pokes Jon, “Are you sweating a bit?”

The Walking Encyclopedia of Baseball

Joining Bill and Jon this week is Bernie Fratto, a Detroit-born National Host for Fox Sports Radio, a long-time good friend of Bill, and a person with a neatly of baseball wisdom that might make your head spin! Bill additionally notes that he’s a Las Vegas native, “We go back about 12 years!”

Bernie is filled with tales, and he wastes no time entering them, “I’ve lived this odd, idiosyncratic life.”

To get started, Bernie used to be provide right through the Malice on the Palace, essentially the most notorious brawl in NBA historical past that happened right through a recreation between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons in 2004. He used to be additionally an intern on the Forum right through Magic Johnson’s rookie 12 months.

He used to be additionally in attendance for the tragic tournament that used to be the Kim Duk-koo as opposed to Ray Mancini boxing event in 1982, by which Duk-koo went right into a coma in a while after the struggle concluded and ultimately passed on to the great beyond. Bernie displays at the years since,

It’s a horrible, horrible factor… it truly destroyed Mancini, considering he used to be at fault.

June seventeenth, 1994 additionally marked an unusual day for Bernie. It used to be the primary day of Bernie being a credentialed member of sports activities media, and he used to be operating the Detroit Tigers recreation at Old Tiger Stadium when abruptly the picture of a white Ford Bronco took up all of the screens in his quick atmosphere. “The monitors had no audio, so I had no idea what was going on,” explains Bernie.

The screens then shifted to the commander of the LAPD with a remark that gripped the sports activities international, “OJ Simpson is a fugitive from justice.” Bernie continues to replicate, “It’s crazy that that’s what happened on the first day I’m in the Tigers’ press box.”

As a person who’s described his lifestyles as idiosyncratic, the tale doesn’t prevent there for Bernie, “The LAPD commander I saw on the monitor that day, well, some odd years later I ended up working with his son,” Bernie chuckles, “It’s like it had come full circle.”

Before Bernie made a occupation in sports activities media, he performed for the Cincinnati Reds for three hundred and sixty five days as a catcher, “Unfortunately, I had health problems and it ended my professional career.” Jon feels for him, “People don’t realize how hard it is to play college baseball, let alone in the big leagues!”

In the throes of baseball communicate, Jon asks, “Bernie, what’s your favorite team?” Bernie has to suppose, “Well, when I was younger, I was a Dodgers fan and a Los Angeles Angels fan.” Jon reacts as though he had simply noticed a ghost, “You were a fan of BOTH?!” Bernie retraces his steps,

I leaned extra towards the Angels, however there used to be simply one thing concerning the Dodger mystic.

Bernie additionally takes the chance to drop every other out-there reality that can now by no means depart the fellows’ minds,

Did you already know that they promote 2 million Dodger Dogs a 12 months at Dodgers video games and that they may be able to’t name them footlongs as a result of they’re most effective 10 and a part inches?

The guys percentage a hearty chuckle. The extra you already know!

Not most effective are the fellows blown away by way of Bernie’s wisdom of sports activities usually, however one thing else catches them off-guard, particularly Jon; Bernie is arguably the most important Tony Orlando fan they’ve ever had at the display! “I was a teenager in the mid-70s,” Bernie says, “Tony Orlando was all over the airwaves!”

Then Bernie drops a proven fact that truly tickles the fellows’ humorous bones, “Before all my games as a young athlete, I would listen to his music… It would put me in a good frame of mind to go out and compete.” This utterly baffles Jon, “Really? My dad??” Bill grins from ear to ear, “Your dad is going to love this.”

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