Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FDH Lounge Show #109: July 7, 2010

By Rick Morris

While THE FDH LOUNGE (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on is still the show where “nothing is off-topic,” some weeks we will go a bit heavier on sports – and this is one of those weeks.

We open as usual with The Opening Statements of The FDH Lounge Dignitaries and our look at This Week in The FDH Lounge before examining a wild first week of free agency in the NBA. Today’s developments with the Bosh’n’Wade combo platter in Miami are (probably!) the last big shoes to drop before LeBron’s historic announcement tomorrow night. How are our free agency odds stacking up so far? We’ll take a look.

At the top of Hour Two, we’ve got a real treat: longtime Major League outfielder and current author Doug Glanville, whose book The Game From Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View draws upon both his lengthy professional experience and also his Ivy League pedigree from Penn. He is also a consultant for the developmental organization The Baseball Factory. We’ll talk about all of his experiences as a player and as an author and how the two were related in terms of drawing upon his on-field experience.

Halfway through the hour, we welcome two MMA experts for their take on last Saturday night’s huge fight: previous guest Jon Lane of MMA Junkie and Brian Fritz of AOL Fanhouse. With Brock Lesnar’s crowning achievement (thus far), where does he go from here? Where does the sport, traditionally anchored by the heavyweight division just like boxing? We’ll explore these topics.

From there, we deal in some real outrages! Fans, players and managers combined to screw the pooch with the Major League Baseball All-Star selections and we’ll examine the specifics – starting with our super-detailed column on the subject. Then, THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER goes over the Buy Low, Sell High candidates in fantasy baseball at the moment.

As always, we urge you to watch the show live (or listen if you’re on dial-up), but if you can’t catch this as it’s happening, you can always catch the FDH archives 24-7 right here or catch us now on iTunes. Also, you can now catch THE FDH LOUNGE VAULT, a compilation of our best interviews and roundtables, now every weeknight from 6-7 PM, also on

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