When Stephen A. Smith and Chris Russo are mixing it up, there shall be shouting.
Smith introduced the Mad Canine onto ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday for quaint Baseball Hall of Fame debate.
Russo, regardless of being a diehard Giants fan, believes Bonds doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame. Smith disagrees, believing the Corridor ought to inform the story of baseball, and embody an asterisk for Bonds — and Roger Clemens — if it should.
Russo was in prime type. He complimented Smith on therapy of colleagues when Smith hosted his radio present on SiriusXM’s Mad Canine Radio a number of years again. He referred to as his debate adversary Stevie a number of instances. He requested him if he’s ever seen “61,” the Billy Crystal film about Roger Maris.
“Maris had his HAIR FALLING OUT. DID THE RECORD LEGITIMATELY. After which [Mark] McGwire, Bonds and [Sammy] Sosa cheat to interrupt the file of a man whose hair is falling out and I’m supposed to place them within the Corridor of Fame?” Russo requested incredulously.
Molly Qerim marveled at Canine’s reminiscence.
Smith handed alongside an analogy from a pal that honest is a spot the place you decide pigs.
What proof did Russo have of David Ortiz failing the PED check in 2003? Michael Schmidt from the New York Instances, who’s a “Corridor of Fame” author. (Word: Schmidt has received two Pulitzer Prizes however doesn’t seem like in any Halls of Fame.)
Any outdated followers of Mike and the Mad Canine couldn’t assist however grin from ear to ear.