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Barstool’s Frank ‘The Tank’ Calls Into ‘Carton & Roberts’ After MLB Protest

“Rob Man-Fraud hates baseball. I am convinced that. He calls the World Series trophy a piece of tin. He does not like baseball.

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The lockout in Major League Baseball continues, and it has officially resulted in the cancellation of the first two series originally scheduled to open the 2022 season.

The back and forth between the league, team owners, and the MLB Players Association has been tense. Fans alike have been very vocal about how displeased they are.

Barstool Sports contributor Frank “The Tank” Fleming was so vocal outside MLB headquarters in Manhattan on Wednesday that he and some others who had gathered to protest the lockout were briefly detained by the New York Police Department.

Fleming was never actually taken downtown, but pictures of him on a sidewalk, handcuffed, in front of an NYPD cruiser made the rounds on social media. Over on WFAN, Craig Carton caught up with Fleming on the phone later to figure out what happened.

“They just told us they wanted us out, and you know how that goes,” Fleming told Carton & Roberts. “And nobody wants to hear the truth.”

Fleming said officers basically read them the riot act, told them to get lost, or they would actually be arrested. But he said that’s not going to stop him and others from making known how they feel about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who they call “Rob Man-Fraud.”

“Rob Man-Fraud hates baseball. I am convinced that,” Fleming said. “He calls the World Series trophy a piece of tin. He does not like baseball. He wants baseball to be seven innings, he wants runners on base, he wants to destroy everything about this sport. He’s such a bad commissioner he makes Roger Goodell look like Pete Rozelle.”

Carton asked Fleming if he ever came face to face with Rob Manfred what would he do.

“The urge to spit in his face would be so strong I’d have to walk away,” Fleming said.

Carton jumped in appreciating that Frank the Tank would show some restraint.

“That’s a good thing, because you do go to prison for that,” Carton said.

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1010XL Jay Fund Radiothon Raises Nearly $250,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research

“In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 billion for the Jay Fund.”

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Jacksonville’s 1010XL used its airwaves to raise money for the Jay Fund for the fifteenth year earlier this week. The radiothon was a smashing success, raising $249,784 to fight pediatric cancer.

This year’s total is a new record for the event. In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 million for the Jay Fund.

“I’m truly amazed at the generosity of the 1010 XL listeners in times when a carton of eggs cost six dollars,” said General Manager Steven Griffin, “and equally amazed how the hosts, producers, radio staff and volunteers come together with a singular focus to year-after-year produce these results in one broadcast day.”

Former Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin started the Jay Fund in memory of  Jay McGillis, who developed leukemia while playing for Coughlin at Boston College.  The organization has helped over 5,000 families and given away over $16 million in grants in Northeast Florida and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.

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Parkins & Spiegel Wonder If Trent Dilfer Will Still Appear On Their Show After Taking UAB Job

“I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

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Former ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has been hired as the new head coach at UAB. However, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel wondered if that meant Dilfer would no longer be making his weekly appearances on Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score.

“Our guy is no longer gonna do a radio show out of Chicago?” Parkins joked, referencing an incident last month where Dilfer failed to say “Parkins & Spiegel during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Spiegel replied.

“We don’t know that yet,” producer Shane Riordan said. “We have only shared a couple of text message — Trent and I — this morning and I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

Later in the show, Parkins and Spiegel jokingly wondered what jobs they could have on UAB’s staff, with Parkins balking at being a sports information director. He did say he would welcome being the offensive player caller, but believed that job might fall under the purview of Dilfer.

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Mike Milbury: Jack Edwards Is ‘Awkward’ and ‘A Different Breed’

“Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

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Boston Bruins television play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has come under fire for recent comments he made about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon and his weight. In turn, Maroon donated money in Edwards’ name to a mental health organization. On The Greg Hill Show Thursday, former NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury both slammed and defended Edwards.

“Jack Edwards. Who’s Jack Edwards? He went through all of junior high school being picked on and bullied,” Milbury said. “Now he’s trying to get even. Wouldn’t you want to smack that guy, Wiggy? Skinny, scrawny, mouthy son of a bitch.”

“Jack is screaming at the TV all the time,” he continued. “I gotta turn it down half the time.”

When asked by Courtney Cox if it was appropriate for Edwards to make comments about Maroon’s weight, noting that the comments were “awkward”, Milbury said Edwards is a divisive presence.

“Jack is awkward. I think half of Boston hates him and half of Boston loves him. He certainly loves the Bruins and is passionate about it but he’s a different breed of cat. Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

Milbury was “cancelled” after saying NHL players in the league’s playoff “bubble” weren’t being distracted by their wives and girlfriends being present. He was dropped by the NHL on NBC after the comments and has not resurfaced on a major network.

The comments and questions to Milbury came after Cox and co-host Jermaine Wiggins disagreed about whether Edwards’ comments were warranted.

Wiggins said he “thought hockey players were supposed to be tough”, adding “he’s got a few extra LBs. It’s a joke.”

Cox countered by saying “it’s not a joke. No one should be talking about it. Jack Edwards went on for like five minutes about it. It wasn’t funny.”

Hill said when Wiggins was in the NFL, nobody cared what television broadcasters said about them. Cox argued by saying “in your day, nobody talked to a therapist, either”.

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