The Hip and Lip dive into the latest Yankee trade (of course after Lip’s tirade on this heatwave), and the Lip gives his stamp of approval. While the Lip is enthused by the extraordinary depth in the Yankee bullpen, the Hip emphasizes the Yankees’ need to address a glaring weakness that is starting pitching; the Hip’s solution….Jhoulys Chacin! (Give yourself a cookie if you can pronounce that.) The guys feel obliged to mention the recent hiring in the Knicks front office, but are in full WGAS mode regarding the significance of it. In a full John Oliver-inspired “main segment” of the week style, the Hip puts on his “lawyer fedora” to break down the recent nod from the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of sports gambling. (Give yourself a box of cookies if you can follow the legalese that the Hip throws at you.) With the sports leagues as the plaintiffs in this case, the hypocrisy of their argument is once again at the forefront of this “controversial” topic. The Lip concludes with a homage to legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff.
The Hip and the Lip are back and BETTER…(well roughly the same). They discuss the “Midsummer Classic,” which was anything but, although the Hip got a kick out of the chaotic stylings of the Home Run Derby starring Aaron Judge. The guys then feel obliged to give a mid-term report card of the struggling Yankees and the dull and boring Mets. The Hip takes umbrage with an inept twittah sent regarding “man of the people” Jose Reyes, while the Lip expresses excitement for all the anticipated newspaper columns regarding what strategy the Yankees should enact prior to the trade deadline. Speaking of inept, the boys can only laugh at the combined $80M given to Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Ron Baker by “acting” Knicks president Steve Mills. The Lip gives us all his Islander fix by speculating on the future of John Tavares as well as whether the Islanders will be playing alongside the ponies. A potpourri of HMOZs including a “Wrigley Leaf” oozing with aura as well as another fat, pompous blowhard contaminating the airwaves at WFAN.