Hooks & Runs
Hooks & Runs
Feb 2, 2021
Ep 48 - Missions, GameStop and Bonds w/ Greg Luca
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Greg Luca, sportswriter for the San Antonio Express News and general assignment reporter covering the Texas League (AA) San Antonio Missions appears as our guest this week. We talked about Major League Baseball (MLB) reorganizing Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and San Antonio's so far futile quest to build a new downtown ballpark, two events that conspired to demote San Antonio from Triple A, MiLB's highest level, back to Double A. MiLB is facing perhaps its most challenging season ever -- Greg offers a very interesting perspective from the newspaper of record the nation's 7th largest city.

In Chapter 2, Eric led a discussion about the GameStop phenom that is all the talk on Wall Street. Craig and Eric walked through GameStop's rise from a sleepy brick and mortar retailer to the hottest stock in the country and perhaps the most volatile stock ...ever! The conversation includes the anatomy of a short sale and how the democratization of information, commission-free trading and other factors will impact stock trading from here. This is only the beginning, folks.

In Chapter 3, Eric and Craig take on Barry Bonds' Hall of Fame quest -- Bonds came up short in his 9th try this week. The all-time home run king has one more shot at induction, at least through the baseball writers, who make the initial selections. This conversation wanders through Pete Rose's exclusion, the 1919 Black Sox and the more recent MLB sign stealing scandal. Eric is a little worked up here -- Craig manages to talk him off the ledge, at least for now.

Disclosures - Neither Eric nor Craig owned GameStop stock at the time they recorded this podcast and neither expects to open a position in the foreseeable future. This podcast references an opinion on the cultural phenomenon that is the GameStop story and is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.

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