In this episode, Kelly LaFleur Schultz and I discuss the Boston Red Sox and Florida Gators Football.
First, we talk about baseball. Kelly talks about her early years around baseball. I mention how Florida did not get an MLB until the Florida Marlins started in 1993. Then, Kelly really got into baseball. Before this year's spring Training, Kelly worked the Green monster scoreboard during Red Sox home games. She talks about how much fun it was to work in the Green Monster. This year, Kelly and I were both in the control room during Red Sox home games. Kelly actually saw the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS. She remembers how there were 37,000 people at Tropicana Field, which has not been known for attracting large home crowds. After two more wins, the Red Sox eliminated the Rays and earned a rematch with the Houston Astros. With the American League Championship Series starting tomorrow night between the Red Sox and Astros, we discuss Boston's chances to win the AL Pennant. I also bring up the injury to Houston's ace Lance McCullers Jr., who is likely out for this series with a forearm strain. Onto college football, where we talk about Kelly's Gators. We both agree UF head coach Dan Mullen seems like a perfect fit in Gainesville. I compliment him saying how many different quarterbacks Dan Muller improved whether at Florida or Mississippi State. We also breakdown Florida's chances of beating LSU on Saturday afternoon! Kelly's most memorable Florida game was when the Gators beat No. 1 Florida State in "The Swamp" back in 1997. She remembers how the shaking felt like an earthquake with the noise that afternoon. I also try and stump Kelly with some Red Sox/Gator trivia and ask her whether she would choose a national championship or a World Series if given the choice.