With one week to go in the regular season, the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to solidify their playoff standing. Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the team’s surprising decision to skip Chase Anderson in the series, the consistent success of Gio Gonzalez, Lorenzo Cain’s injury scare and a reborn Corey Knebel. Also, it’s going to come down to Javier Baez and Christian Yelich — how much does positional versatility matter to MVP voters?
Then, JR is joined by Brewers minor leaguer Tim Dillard (32:30), whose brilliant social media presence makes him one of the most recognizable figures in the organization, even if he hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2012.
And finally, JR chats with Curtis Granderson (49:30), the newly acquired outfielder who has made his presence felt in his lone month with the Brewers. Conversation topics include the stadium that bears his name at UIC and the unusual reason why he decided not to be a Cubs fan growing up.
Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture Organ by AshFox on freesound.org.