Song of the Day
“God Bless America” - Generald Wilson
Bah gawd, his voice is incredible. I legitimately get excited when I see him doing the Anthem or God Bless America before a game. He perfectly walks the balance between traditional melody and Gloree Boy-dom. Let Generald kickoff your 4th of July weekend.
On to the Rumblings...
Alec Lewis did a spotlight on Royals prospect, Brady McConnell, and his struggles with mental health.
An hour later, McConnell felt defeated to the point that he swallowed a handful of Xanax and tried to end his life. The pills were down for a couple of minutes. McConnell’s mind started to race. Realizing what he’d done, he ran to the bathroom, where he tried throwing up the pills. Denaburg, hearing something, sprinted. Seeing McConnell, he yelled: “Are you OK? Are you OK?” Denaburg didn’t want to take any chances so he immediately called the police. An ambulance showed up. McConnell remembers arriving at an emergency room less than a mile away from his apartment. The doctor asked him questions. He was trying to talk and couldn’t because he was so loopy. That’s where his memory goes dark.
Speaking of Alec, he released the not-at-all surprising Royals Players of the Month
Whit Merrifield and Scott Barlow were named player and pitcher of the month of June, respectively. Whit led the majors with 40 hits. Barlow had a 1.69 ERA in 10.2 IP with 14 strikeouts.— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) July 2, 2021
Salvy’s gonna hit some big time dingers!
Excited to announce my participation in the 2021 Home Run Derby! See you in Colorado ⛰️ pic.twitter.com/k6gePCoORw— Salvador Perez (@SalvadorPerez15) July 2, 2021
Royals outfielder, Bubba Starling, is now an Olympian!
Mike Gillespie at Kings of Kauffman previewed the upcoming homestand and why it’s so important.
Sticking with KoK, Batoul Hammound wrote about why Edward Olivares needs to stay in the majors.
Trevor Bauer was placed on seven-day administrative leave for allegations of sexual assault.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been placed on seven-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball in the wake of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 2, 2021
Police continue to investigate the allegations, which Bauer denies.
The White Sox sent down Yermin Mercedes, recalling former Missouri State first baseman, Jake Burger.
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to be featured on this season of Hard Knocks.
There are “radioactive hybrid terror pigs”, with up to 300 times the safe human dosage of radiation, living in the Fukushima exclusion zone.
The Gulf of Mexico is literally on fire because a pipeline ruptured pic.twitter.com/J4ur5MNyt1— Brian Kahn (@blkahn) July 2, 2021
Adrenaline Rush of the Week
Getting the news of your life...
Your sources are correct! Your favorite snack is making its way back! Celebrate soon with a delicious box of Bagel Dogs!— Schwan's (@schwans) June 30, 2021
This week on the podcast we drafted our favorite frozen treats in honor of Summer/4th of July weekend. Watch it here:
In there, I declared my love for the Bagel Dogs from Schwan’s. It’s an onion-and-garlic flavored poppy seed bagel wrapped around a smoked sausage and cheddar cheese. It is as tasty as a Generald Wilson National Anthem, but they unfortunately discontinued it due to it being too popular and them not being able to meet the demand.
Then a listener heard my praise for the delectable delight and reached out to me with the greats news that Schwan’s was bringing it back! I immediately needed to confirm the news, so I reached out to Schwan’s directly and got the response of the CENTURY! The news was true and my Summer was made.
Joining “my Summer” on the list of things made, was my plans for my life savings. Hell, I might be liquidating my 401k in order to purchase every. damn. Bagel. Dog. that is currently blessing this feeble and undeserving planet we inhabit.
Bonus Song of the Day
“Star Spangled Banner” - Scott Stapp
In the words of Scott Stapp (probably):
“HAAAAaaaaave-uh....a greaaaaaaaat-uh...FoooooooOOOOOUUUUuuurth-uh...of Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuly-uh...WEEEeeeEEEEKkkKKKKkKKKKKEEEeeeeeeeenD-uh”.