Eric Haase, catcher for the Akron Rubberducks spoke with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about being named Eastern League Player of the Week and his time with the club.

 

Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:35

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day Thursday

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Sam, Brad, and Justin got in on the Three Question Thursday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

 

The Wager of the Day can be heard on the Sam and Brad Show every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm.

Actor, director, producer Corbin Bernsen joined the Sam and Brad Show on a Thursday to talk about 'The Dynasty That Almost Was,' a MLB Network documentary on the dominant Cleveland Indians teams of the 1990's.

Bernsen narrated the documentary and also was a star in the movie Major League, which also was centered around the Indians.

For the full interview, click below.

 

 

 

Corbin also was a major part of the movie 25 Hill, which was shot here in Akron at Derby Downs, which took a special look at the All American Soap Box Derby.

 

When you think of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, world class golf comes to mind, but one of the most important aspects of the tournament is the charities that benefit from their generosity.

This year's Charity Challenge golf outing was scrubbed due to rain, but some great sports figures such as former Browns running back Kevin Mack, former Cleveland Indian "Super" Joe Charboneau, and John Hirschbeck, former MLB umpire came to the South Course to say a few words, tell a few golf stories, and talk about what makes this tournament great. Today, Tournament Executive Director Don Padgett III along with the athletes presented a check for $8,000 to Akron Children's Hospital, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, and Flashes of Hope, who were represented at Firestone Country Club. 

 Here is audio from Padgett as well as the athletes presenting the check to charity. 

 

 

That $8,000 came from last year's tournament.  In early June, an additional check for more than $1 million was split between 38 local non-profit organizations including the three being represented at Firestone today. John Hirschbeck says this event means a lot to him on a lot of different fronts."It means a lot, because we have our own organization in Youngstown, the Magic of Michael, after our own son, Michael who passed away three years ago, and we've been affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital, trying to raise money and help kids and families facing the 'curve balls 'of life," he says.Retired from umpiring, John says he looks to attend this year's tournament with his wife and see what this year's Bridgestone Invitational is all about.

Former Browns Pro Bowler Kevin Mack, who was invited to hit a shot for University Hospitals said that its an honor for him and other former pro athletes to give back to the community.

"Having been in this area for so long, anytime you have a chance to contribute to any type of charity, you always step forward," he explained.

Mack says he's played Firestone a couple of times over the years and he always thought it was a unique feeling to play where some of the world's greatest golfers have also competed.

Mack played for the Browns from 1985-1993 and now works with the organization in front office.

Charboneau says it's a "great instrument" to have the world's best golfers on a great course and spotlight some great local charities.

"That's what it's all about, helping people," he said.

The tournament runs from August 3rd, through the 6th at the South Course.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:15

AUDIO Sam and Brad Wager of the Day

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Sam and Brad along with Justin got in on the Wednesday edition of the Wager of the Day! 

 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:31

AUDIO Jack Rose 'Humbled' By Induction

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Longtime coach Jack Rose joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about his induction into the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

 

At the end of 2016, Richard Lennon announced he would step down as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland due to health problems. This left a space inside the diocese, temporarily filled by Most Reverend Daniel Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Bishop Nelson Perez will take over that position permanently, and he called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss his journey. Bishop Perez talked about his upbringing, his embrace of Northeast Ohio, and how much different being a bishop is in 2017 as opposed to what it was years and decades prior.

The Diocese of Cleveland covers eight counties, including Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Wayne, and Ashland.

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It hasn't exactly been a secret that Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is planning a run for Governor. But she officially launched her campaign Friday in a City Club Forum in Cleveland. She joined Jasen on Monday to talk about the campaign and her ideas on the opiate crisis, jobs, and education.

Executive Director of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Don Padgett III discussed the new fan amenities coming to the South Course in 2017.

The tournament will be coming to Firestone Country Club August 2-6. Quite a few of the PGA's big names will be playing in this year's event. 

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