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Martz joins Fox Sports as game analyst

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Martz joins Fox Sports as game analyst

After parting ways with the Bears back in January, Mike Martz has finally found another job in the NFL. This time he won't be calling plays or have any say in a team's offense.

Martz has joined Fox Sports along with ex-NFL fullback Heath Evans as game analysts for the network's coverage this season.

Fox is teaming Martz up with former Bills and Packers defensive back Ron Pitts. This isn't Martz' first go-around in the broadcast booth. He worked as an analyst for the NFL Network in 2009.

The Bears hired Martz in 2010 with expectations of turning the team into an offensive juggernaut, but the team ranked 28th in passing and 22nd in rushing despite playing in the NFC Championship Game.

On Jan. 3, 2012 Martz officially resigned from the Bears due to philosophical differences with head coach Lovie Smith.

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.

Sosa hit the 30-homer threshold on June 21, 1998 in only his 71st game of the season. For perspective, the 2018 Cubs leader in homers on June 21 is Javy Baez with 14 and Mike Trout leads all of baseball with only 23.

At this point, Mark McGwire was ahead of Sosa, but the Cubs slugger was pulling closer. McGwire had 33 dingers on June 21 while Ken Griffey Jr. had 28 and Greg Vaughn had 25.

Sosa' June 21 homer came off Tyler Green and was his 5th blast of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field that year. But the Cubs lost that series, despite Sosa's efforts.

Fun fact: Sosa drove in 10 runs in the three-game series with the Phillies that summer while the rest of his teammates combined for only 9 RBI.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

Mark Carman, Hub Arkush, Phil Rogers and Will Perdue join Kap on the SportsTalk Live Podcast.

The guys start by discussing Brandon Morrow's injury that he sustained while taking off his pants... what's the craziest cause for an injury the guys can remember?

Plus, should the Bulls move up or down in Thursday's NBA Draft? Does it make sense to take on a bad contract in a potential deal?

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