Producer of the Wes McElroy Show from 3pm - 6pm
Jesse has been with Clear Channel Media & Entertainment since 2010. He considers himself a Richmond transplant as he has lived in the River City for over 10 years now but grew up in the Western Maryland area. Deciding to attend VCU he studied Broadcast Journalism and English while spending time working at radio stations WVCW and WRIR. Jesse is currently the producer for the Wes McElroy Show as well as other shows for Sports Radio 910. Being from the Maryland area he is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Capitals. Besides his work at Sports Radio 910 he also writes a blog for VCU basketball’s radio website.
“If you build a better mouse trap, the mice will always find another way to get around it”. I heard this quote growing up and it popped in my head when the latest news about baseball’s current PED scandal hit the wire. Tony Bosch, the founder of the biogenesis clinic in Miami, is ready to come forward with the names of players involved with the use of his doping products, and the biggest names seem to be Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez. The second thing I thought, after the quote, was that this is not a shocking story to me anymore. Every summer it seems there’s someone getting busted for using some kind of illegal substance including 7 players last season. I remember as a kid being entranced by the ’98 home run race by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and as an Orioles fan looking up to Rafael Palmeiro, and then as an adult watching them face steroid allegations in front of Congress. Now as the sport’s biggest scandal since BALCO is about to name-names nobody that gets called out will shock me. Even Ryan Braun’s involvement is no longer big news to me seeing how this is his second go-around in a scandal, and I lost respect for Alex Rodriguez a very long time ago. You do have to feel bad for the players that are trying to play the game the right way, but baseball’s never ending fight to stay clean only continues to keep getting dirtier because there will always be players trying to find that new edge. According to Major League Baseball this could be a lengthy process due to investigations and appeals, and the only thing you could hope for is that the league finally makes examples of the players involved. It’s going to be interesting to see what the league does with Braun and A-Rod. The two really never tested positive for anything, Braun did but got off on a technicality and A-Rod self admitted use. But I believe a season long ban for Braun and a lifetime ban for A-Rod could be the message the league needs to send.