Cheap Seats Chatter: Pujols, La Russa, More No-Hitters

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In the latest edition of Cheap Seats Chatter, the duo of Alex and MAK spoke on the topics of Albert Pujols signing with the Dodgers, Tony La Russa‘s comments on Yermin Mercedes, and the two no-hitters that were thrown this week.

Cheap Seats Chatter: Pujols Signs With the Dodgers

The crew left Pujols off the program for the last episode but made sure to give him his time on this episode. While both Alex and MAK recognized that Pujols is in the twilight of his career, they agreed that Pujols made the right call. He already has two World Series rings, but it would be perfect for him to end his career by getting another ring, and the Dodgers are still the favorites to win it all.

Tony La Russa’s Comments, Two More No-Hitters

Both of these segments of the show were mostly made up of longer rants. The crew was not pleased with how Tony La Russa handled questions about Yermin Mercedes‘ homer off Willians Astudillo. La Russa threw Mercedes under the bus multiple times, which was a pretty bad look for the manager. Both Alex and MAK opined that while the White Sox have the best record in MLB right now, firing La Russa would help the team immensely.

Alex and MAK wrapped up the show by talking about Spencer Turnbull and Corey Kluber throwing no-hitters. While both of these games were very well-pitched, the duo was concerned that there have been too many no-hitters already. They both agreed that something has to be done to increase offensive output, or else no-hitters will lose their meaning.

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Mathias is a graduate student at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He is currently studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism on the Sports Media and Communications track. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2021, where he studied journalism and served as the Sports Editor and Opinions Editor for the school's newspaper, The Signal. He joined Overtime Heroics as a writer in June of 2019 and became an editor in December of 2020 before taking over the MLB department in June of 2021. Mathias is also a former varsity swimmer and is the youngest of five kids.