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Watch Chris Russo butcher about 20 names in 50 seconds (Video)

Chris Russo MLBTrue story: a close friend of mine who is a big baseball fan and watches a lot of MLB Network asked me one day what the story was with Chris Russo. Russo recently joined the network after a long career as a New York radio personality, where he formed one half of the WFAN institution “Mike and the Mad Dog.” Russo’s new show on MLB Network has exposed him to a national audience, letting many more people find out what a wacky kook he can be.

In the video compilation above, Russo butchers the names of about 20 ballplayers in 50 seconds. Messing up that many names doesn’t exactly help one’s credibility as an expert, so it’s nice that MLB Network doesn’t mind making fun of its employees.

Forearm bash to Jimmy Traina’s The Big Buzz

Mad Dog Russo rips Mike Francesa for coddling A-Rod

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Chris “Mad Dog” Russo ripped his former radio partner Mike Francesa for the way the “Sports Pope” has been coddling Alex Rodriguez on-air.

Francesa had an exclusive interview with A-Rod on Wednesday after the New York Yankees 3B/DH stormed out of his arbitration hearing and headed over to the WFAN studios to talk with Francesa. Francesa gave A-Rod a platform and allowed the Yankee to share his side of the story without challenging him on many points.

Early in the interview, Francesa rattled off these questions in rapid fire:

“Were you guilty of any of these charges?

“Did you do anything wrong?

“Did you do any PEDs?

“Did you obstruct anybody, any witnesses, anything they’re accusing you of doing?”

Rodriguez answered “no” to all the questions, and Francesa hardly put up a fight. He didn’t bother mentioning how A-Rod’s credibility is lacking ever since he lied to Katie Couric about using PEDs. He didn’t bother asking about the report that A-Rod tested positive for a stimulant in 2006. He didn’t ask about reports that A-Rod’s legal team paid supporters to protest outside his hearing. It wasn’t until about 20 minutes in that he asked about reports saying A-Rod’s team paid for Biogenesis documents and threatened witnesses. He let A-Rod off easily. Mad Dog says that’s B.S.

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