Inside Baseball; James Comey after Three Drinks; NBA Finals Update

Derek Fogel of CBS Sports stops by the studio and joins Austin and Hunter to discuss the latest on Dallas Keuchel and the Astros as the club inches toward the All-Star break.

Then, the Brew Crew offers their opinions on the James Comey hearing with Jeremy, who is three Vodka Tonic’s deep in Boston but offers cogent takes on the mess in Washington.

The show closes as Austin and Hunter provide a recap of game four of the NBA Finals as the Cavs knocked off the Warriors, 137-116, to force a game five in the Bay Area.

Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay; Dallas Keuchel to the DL; Weekly Headlines

The guys breakdown the news of Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel heading to the disabled list for the first time in his career as a result of a pinched nerve in his neck. What does this mean for the Astros, and how does self-reporting injuries in baseball compare to other sports? Austin and Jeremy offer their analysis.

Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay joins Kevin Cook to discuss problematic owners, the sports media landscape and whether or not James Harden is the right “cultural fit” for the Houston Rockets. Gay has written for publications including GQ, Rolling Stone, Outside, The New York Observer and Vogue. He is also the author of “Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living,” which can be found on Amazon.

The show closes with Austin and Jeremy discussing the detainment of Enes Kanter in Romania, the role of politics and sports, and more. As always, subscribe to The Weekly Brew on iTunes, Facebook and Twitter.

 

Astros + MLB preview w/ MLB.com’s Richard Justice; Final Four; Second Lovers’ Thom Truver

On this 37th episode of The Weekly Brew podcast, MLB.com columnist Richard Justice calls us to talk Astros in celebration of Opening Day, Kevin shares some Charles Barkley audio from his Final Four coverage and friend of the show Thom Truver, of Houston indie rock group Second Lovers, talks making music and the upcoming Art Blocks festival.

Kevin is more or less indisposed this week, spending most of his waking hours at NRG Stadium watching and covering the Final Four, but he stops in for a brief visit to share some amusing Charles Barkley anecdotes and discuss the historic 44-point shellacking Villanova inflicted on poor Oklahoma in the semifinals.

Next, Richard Justice of MLB.com shares his expertise and insight on the Astros in celebration of Opening Day. Justice believes the ‘Stros are the team to be in the AL West, with an exciting young roster peppered with talent like Carlos Correa and George Springer (Justice says this is “Springer’s clubhouse”). He breaks down the acquisition of Ken Giles from the Phillies and how that plays into a strong pitching rotation bolstered by hometown favorite Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh. Justice also expresses optimism about the Cubs season and cautions against buying into the curse of the billy goat.

Finally, it’s the second go-round for Second Lovers. This time, lead guitarist and (relative) newlywed Thom Truver shares some exciting details about the upcoming Art Blocks: Big Bash, featuring Second Lovers and The Suffers, shares some details about how to honeymoon like a rockstar and breaks down how he came to be part of one of the Houston music scene’s most exciting, up-and-coming groups.

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