Cubs Get Quintana

Cubs Get Quintana - The Sporting Edge
"Roz" and Xander host The Sporting Edge on LibertyTalk FM

BY: “Roz” and Xander, Hosts, The Sporting Edge
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2017

All-Star Break Down

This week, The Sporting Edge is joined by a longtime friend of both Witz and Roz, Thomas Gandolfi. Witz has been playing baseball with or against Gando since they were nine years old, and they first teamed up at 15. Roz brings up his favorite game that he has ever been a part of, when Witz and Gando’s Northern Knights club team took down their rivals Top Tier in a 1-0 heated showdown.

Witz and Roz ask Thomas about what it’s now like to be a coach. Gando has been coaching the same youth baseball travel team for three years now, and has had an awesome time doing it. He talks about his dad, who coached both him and Witz during their time on the Northern Knights, and how much of an impact he’s made on his life. 

We’ve finally reached the half way point of the MLB season. The hosts break down the Home Run Derby, Celebrity Softball Game, and All-Star Game. Aaron Judge took home the derby crown, launching and incredible 61 homers, 5 of them going over 500 feet. Roz complains about a lack of competition for Judge, but Witz and Gando thought that the whole thing was awfully exciting. 

In the biggest news of the week, the Cubs traded four prospects to the White Sox for Jose Quintana. This move seems to be getting a lot of love around Cubs nation and it should be. Quintana has ranked in the top 5 in WAR among pitchers since 2013 and could be the piece the Cubs have been missing this season. Stay tuned for more MLB action next week!


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Witz is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he obtained his B.A. in Economics and Business Administration. He is 22 years old and hails from Deerfield, Illinois. He was an all-conference baseball player at Deerfield High School, and was also a member of the school’s football & wrestling teams.


Roz is from Deerfield Illinois, where he attended Deerfield High School with his co-host “Witz." Roz attended the University of Dayton, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration.

While at the University of Dayton Rozdiversified his resume with multiple positions in the sports and entertainment industry. He has worked in the athletic department for the only private school in the city of Dayton. Off campus, Roz was a production assistant on a feature film Landline. The film was shot in the city of Chicago home of his favorite baseball team the Chicago Cubs. At present, Ethan is pursuing a career in talent management and marketing.

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