Jason Benetti is a sportscaster. He also acts as a play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN, Fox Sports, Westwood One, and Time Warner covering football, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and electrician competitions.
We speed round Alec Mills’s no-hitter, Albert Pujols passing Willie Mays on the home run leaderboard, and Matt Chapman going down with an injury (0:47). Then we bring on White Sox announcer Jason Benetti to talk about the top seed in the American League and their bevy of young stars (20:02). We finish with a (Not) Sorry for Your Mentions and this week’s Moment of Baseball Joy (44:44).
Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
Guest: Jason Benetti
Marly Rivera joins Buster to talk about pivotal day in U.S. professional sports as MLB teams protested over the shooting of Jacob Blake (8:03). They get into how Black and African American players in baseball are often afraid to speak out, how Mookie Betts and the Dodgers are shaping the player protests, and Aaron Judge’s calf tweak. Then, Jesse Rogers drops by to discuss his eerie drive to Milwaukee after the Brewers announced they wouldn’t be playing, Anthony Rizzo hitting politicians in his postgame presser, and his interest in teams that might sell at the deadline and still be in the playoff hunt (18:42). Later, Jason Benetti shares what it was like to call Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter and this year’s exciting White Sox team (32:21).
Mike Mulligan and David Haugh talked with White Sox television play-by-play man Jason Benetti to discuss the team's early struggles in a slow 2-4 start, rookie outfielder Luis Robert's impressive play and the impact that touted infielder prospect Nick Madrigal could have when he's promoted.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.