Following Saturday’s announcement that the Cardinals fired Mike Matheny, the club named bench coach Mike Shildt as interim manager. Shildt was promoted to the big league club in 2017. Shildt was in his second season with the Major League coaching staff as a bench coach. Shildt began the 2017 season as quality control coach before taking over as third-base coach in June. Shildt had spent eight seasons as a manager in the Cardinals organization, the most recent at the triple-A level with the Memphis Redbirds (2015-16). He has compiled a career managerial record of 471-432 (.522) and won league championships in each of his three career playoff appearances.
The Supreme Court on Monday opened the door for states to allow betting on sporting events by invalidating a federal law that prohibited such wagers in most of the United States. The court opted to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) set in 1992 and sided with the state of New Jersey, which has waged a six-year battle to permit sports betting within its border.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, there is legislation pending in Missouri on legalized sports wagering, however with one week left in the current session it is unclear if anything could get done at this time.
“The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court. “Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not.”
The NFL, NCAA, NBA, NHL and MLB initially sued former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in August 2012 and won each battle until last June, when the Supreme Court opted to take over the proceedings.
The PASPA barred states from legalizing gambling on sporting events with the exception of Nevada and less notable exceptions for sports lotteries in three other states (Montana, Delaware, Oregon).
Back in April, the player’s unions from North America’s major pro leagues released a joint statement stating athletes “Must have a seat at the table to ensure player’s rights and that the integrity of the games are protected.”
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 12, 2018
The NCAA has commented:
The NCAA’s chief legal officer says the organization is still reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision but adds that it ”will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction from the court. Donald Remy added that the NCAA is reviewing the decision ”to
understand the overall implications to college sports.”
Missourinet has reached out to the University of Missouri, both MLB teams and the Kansas City Chiefs for comment.
:00 Stunning Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova
4:30 #Mizzou men win, Cuonzo takes the W
6:30 #STLBlues blow lead, “Yeo, what’s up?”
8:10 Our very own Jeff Wilder takes the @fuddruckers 3 lb burger challenge
:00 Olympics hard to watch
2:00 Mizzou basketball, how to NOT make the NCAA tournament
8:30 Jordan Clarkson made his Cavs debut. Hear what he thinks of LeBron
10:00 Mizzou has figured out recruiting
12:05 Did the Cubs punch their ticket to the NL Central title by signing Yu?
15:35 Sid the Kid crushes the Blues. Yeo, what’s up?
1:42 Mizzou men’s basketball preview
Barry Odom signed just one of the famed “Tiger 10” recruits from the state of Missouri. That’s the black eye of Signing Day, but I think there were plenty of wins for Odom.
I’ll break down the class.
Robin Pingeton lost her composure last night and it cost Mizzou. Just once I’d love to see Puxatony Phil lose his composure!
On today’s show…
I told you Mizzou men’s basketball was in some kind of a funk. Cuonzo Martin confirmed after the Tigers win over Alabama.
I can see where USC fans misunderstood Mizzou A.D. Jim Sterk’s comment about Dawn Staley, but I don’t think USC is completely innocent in this rivalry. I’ll play you a sample.
Former MLB player Oscar Gamble died. He talked about why he had that gigantic afro in the 70’s.