We had a short show on Friday due to the Cubs and Giants game but we got a reaction in to the Cubs victory and discussed the possibility of LeBron James never playing another home game in Cleveland after tonight. Check it out and from all of us on The McNeil and Parkins Show - Have a safe and great Memorial Day Weekend.
In the final hour, the guys discuss some of their favorite sports' movies. Later on, they dive into their expectations with Bears' QB Mitchell Trubisky in the west coast offense, as well as celebrating John C. Reilly's birthday.
In the fourth hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins discuss how they should handle non-sports topics like the NFL national anthem protests. Later on, they replay Mully & Hanley's interview with Cubs presidnet of baseball operations Theo Epstein and dissect what it means for the team's plans before the MLB trade deadline.
In the third hour, Mac and Parkins are joiend by VSiN's Brent Musburger to breakdown the Vegas Golden Knights' Stanley Cup final run and the national anthem protests in the NFL. Later on, they're joined by Bears' WR Allen Robinson to discuss where he's at with his knee rehab and his relationship with Mitchell Trubisky. Finally, The Athletic's Jayson Stark joins 'em to talk about the Cubs' RISP struggles.
In the second hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins discuss the effect that catcher Welington Castillo's suspension will have on the White Sox after he's been sidelined for using a performance-enhancing durg. Later on, they talk about Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and his comments toward NFL fans in regards to the national anthem.
In the first hour, Parkins and Mac discuss whether or not they agreed with Javy Baez's bunt from Wednesday's night game, as well as some advanced stats that say Kyle Schwarber is one of the best defensive outfielders in the game.
The Cubs & Indians are playing at Wrigley Field tonight but before that, McNeil & Parkins are live next door at Gallagher Way. The guys talk about Tyler Chatwood's mechanical issues, replay Albert Almora's interview from earlier in the show, and deride the NFL's attempt to play the anthem protest issue "down the middle" instead of taking a stance.
Wednesday's hour 4 features another edition of Can't Do It, where Parkins is put to the test on which of his bosses should be fired, and Mac decides whether it's fishing or baseball. Elsewhere, Mac & Parkins discuss the NFL's weak policy in regards to the national anthem and why they will bend over backwards to try to offend the least amount of people possible. Mark Grote checks in after today's Bears OTA as Bears players discuss the ramifications of the national anthem rule, Mitch...
The Dannys (Mac & Parkins) are out at Wrigley Field, or more accurately, next to Wrigley Field, at Gallagher Way. The guys spend most of the hour discussing the Cubs, including Tyler Chatwood's delivery issues and disastrous start last night against Cleveland. Sahadev Sharma from The Athletic Chicago drops by in person to discuss Joe Maddon's lineups, the pursuit of Baltimore SS Manny Machado, and Pedro Strop's underrated year.
To start their second hour live from Gallagher Way outside Wrigley Field, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins were joined by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora for his weekly conversation. Almora explained when he knew he could be a big leaguer, what he was thinking (or not thinking) during a dustup with the Reds over the weekend, his lunch with good friend and Orioles star shortstop Manny Machado and more. McNeil also discusses the Utopia concert he attended Tuesday night and why he was particularly...
McNeil & Parkins are live at Gallagher Way outside of Wrigley Field before Cubs & Cleveland tonight. They start the 1st hour discussing the NFL bungling new rules for the national anthem and being cowardly. The guys also discuss Tyler Chatwood's rough start last night against Cleveland as the Cubs lost 10-1.
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins talk about the backlash Danny and Shep recieved on twitter for their stunt last night at the White Sox game. Surprisingly the twitterer's weren't kind but listen in and find out who was.
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins discuss what is happening at Waveland and Sheffield with Manny Machado on the other side of town. Apparently, Joe Maddon has a dislike for cell phones which Dan and Danny break down plus much more.
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins discuss the field trip that Danny, Nick Shepkowksi and Mike Chen took to Sox Park last night. The sign that was brought has made national news and they discuss the experience and much more.
Hawk Harrelson got a surprise phone call in the booth from Yaz on Sunday afternoon. Hear that audio here before hearing from both Manny Machado and Bruce Levine ahead of Sox/Orioles at Guaranteed Rate Field tonight.
Len Kasper joins the show to start the third hour of today's show. We discuss the Cubs series in Cincinnati and then get into the Rays descisions to "bullpen" this weekend and how much baseball might be doing that more and more in the months and years to come.
Are the Cubs bats finally turning around or is it simply beating up on the Reds? We discuss that and get into some of the baseball weekend in regards to the Cubs and their better showing this weekend. We also get into the Cubs pitching staff looking better this weekend.
The Cubs took 3 of 4 from the Reds this weekend but much of the discussion on Monday was about Javier Baez being benched after his performance and some of the silliness in the first game of Saturday's double header. We spend much of the first hour of the show talking about just that.