AFR 4-6-2020 Hour 3 | Memories of the ‘Domecoming’

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Washington Nationals scout and former LSU shortstop Brandon Larson joins Matt to talk the challenge of scouting players for a shortened MLB Draft. What is he scouting with nothing to scout?

“It’s a lot of double checking, triple checking reports and sending stuff in,” Larson said. “Trying to get it down to five rounds. It could be 10, but it looks like it’s going to be five.”

What ultimately will lead to the decision on number of rounds for the 2020 draft?

“I think it’s a multitude of things. When are they going to start the season? Are they going to play minor league games,” Larson said. “The longer we go without knowing something, the worse it’s going to get in my opinion.”

Tonight, ESPN will re-air the Saints-Falcons game from 2006. The game was New Orleans’ first back in the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina. Matt shares memories of that night.

Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle joins Matt to remember the ‘Domecoming.’ Shanle was a first year Saint for that game. What does he remember about Steve Gleason’s blocked punt?

“We had just come off the field. Fujita made a great play on Vick,” Shanle said. “I didn’t see it. We went to the bench to talk with the coaches. I just remember hearing a loud thud, and then that was the loudest I’ve ever heard a stadium. The emotion that came out of the fans was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.”

Matt, Paul and Musso wrap the show with Best Person in Sports and What We Learned.

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