WSGW Morning Team Show: October 2, 2017

The WSGW Morning Team Show with Charlie and Dave and YOU on this first Monday in October…

The news surrounding the attack in Las Vegas was more important than anything we were doing on the show this morning.   You stayed informed with reports from CBS Radio News, Fox Radio News, and updates from Dave Maurer during our regular WSGW News times.


On Monday mornings during the Lions season, Charlie and Dave have fun with you talking about the Sunday game after the 6:30am news.   For many years it’s been more “funny” than “fun”, but so far this year, “FUN”!   We always say defense wins championships.   So far, so good.   You can hear Charlie and Dave talk more about the Lions (runs 7:08):

Lions owner Martha Ford asked the team not to kneel during the Star Spangled Banner.   In this Detroit Free Press story, Ford said she would be willing to donate both money and her name to community issues at the heart of the player’s cause.


The Tigers season is officially over.   This 50th Broadcast Year of Tigers Baseball on WSGW was a disappointment.   Charlie and Dave talk about the season and what’s next (runs  8:08).

Lots of Tigers news available.   We referenced this story in the Detroit News.   A season that had potential at the start, but injuries took a toll.

  • Brad Ausmus is done as manager.   He actually let Ian Kinsler manage the game.   We hear the Tigers have interviewed current third base coach Dave Clark, current first base coach Omar Vizquel, and will interview current hitting coach, Lloyd McClendon.   We think the Tigers will go outside the organization.   Some names mentioned include:   Ron Gardenhire (Arizona bench coach), Dave Martinez (Cubs bench coach), Mike Redmond (Colorado bench coach), and Alex Cora (Houston bench coach).
  • The Tigers leaders this season:   Juston Upton batting .279, Justin Upton 28 HR, Nick Castellenoas 101 RBI, Nick Castellanos 167 hits, Justin Verlander/Michael Fulmer 10 wins, Justin Verlander 3.82 ERA, Justin Verlander 176 K, and Justin Wilson 13 saves.
  • Tigers finished 64-98.   Our predictions were WAY off:   Dave 95 wins, Charlie 92 wins, Art 90 wins, Pat 86 wins.   USA Today said 85 wins.   The Baseball Prospectus sabermetrics predicted 78 wins.
  • Thanks to our Tigers Sponsors in this 50th Year:   Your Local Auto Owners Insurance Agents – Rummel Agency, MidValley Insurance Agency, Mayin Agency, Plus Harris Agency; Express Stop; Dow Chemical Employees Credit Union; Zach Schmidt, Your Edward Jones Financial Advisor; Labadie Buick Cadillac GMC, Wohlfiel’s  ACE Hardware in Saginaw, Lingle Equipment Company, Spartan Pools, MidValley Insurance, Your Farm and Business Insurance Consultant.


You thought we had mosquitoes in the Great Lakes Bay Region?   How about this story and picture you can see with the link below from the Miami Herald…

A single mosquito trap in Florida caught more than 26,000 of the bugs in just 16 hours following Hurricane Irma.

That’s 52 times more mosquitoes than what is usually expected this time of year.

Photos of the giant pile of dead skeeters have been circulating on Facebook after the Hernando County Mosquito Control posted the images of the single mosquito trap on Facebook Tuesday morning.

The trap caught 10 different species and included both “daytime and nighttime biters,” the agency wrote.


Here’s a sports injury we’ve never heard before.   You have to love the comments from the coach.

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — A Welsh rugby player had an unusual reason for missing a big game in South Africa: A lion bit his hand. Scott Baldwin was taken to the hospital to receive stitches and treatment against infection after ignoring instructions about not touching a lion during the trip to a game park in South Africa. His coach was not sympathetic. “When you put your hand in a fence where there is a lion, then you will get bitten,” Ospreys coach Steve Tandy said. “It was pretty stupid on Scott’s behalf and he is pretty lucky. It was a good environment and we were told how far back to stand. “I don’t know what sort of wildlife show Scott has been watching where you can pat a lion on the head as if it’s a kitten.” The 29-year-old Baldwin also plays as a hooker for Wales’ national team. He was with Welsh club Ospreys in Bloemfontein for a PRO14 league game against a South African franchise ironically called Cheetahs on Friday. Without Baldwin, Ospreys lost 44-25. The incident took place on Thursday.”Sorry all Ospreys fans for letting you and the team down by missing the game through the bite!” Baldwin said on Twitter , where he also uploaded a video of the incident. “On the mend thankfully & should be up & running round soon enough thanks for your support & concern.” Ospreys said Baldwin would be released from hospital on Saturday to travel home with the rest of the squad.


If the manufactures say it wasn’t a difficult switch, why produce it in the first place?

DENVER (AP) – Colorado has rolled out some new pot rules. They ban edible marijuana products that look like gummy bears, other animals, people or fruit. This comes amid concerns about children mistaking them for a favorite treat. The marijuana industry isn’t alone in trying to anticipate what will catch a grabby toddler’s eye. People call Colorado’s poison control hotline thousands of times each year when kids swallow household cleaners and prescription medications. The state health agency’s executive director, Larry Wolk “Anything that can look like candy is more enticing to kids.” Colorado lawmakers approved the ban on some edible shapes in 2016. At one hearing on the issue, lawmakers were shown packages of gummy candies that contained pot and typical gummy bears and couldn’t tell the difference. The ban went into effect yesterday, but manufacturers had more than a year to prepare and say it wasn’t a difficult switch.


Wake Up Song of the Day:   The Human League “Don’t You Want Me“.   Phil Oakey is 62.

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