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Fresh update on "washington nationals" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Gambling problem Call 188853 to 3500 Bet MGM sports in partnership with the Washington Nationals 6 35, the U. S government is cracking down on dirty tricks from Russian intelligence. Now Russia is reportedly trying to fight back using multiple tactics, especially here in Washington. Whether it's people Elektronik surveillance bugs. Or packing. Look at these sources of collection as only being one part of the puzzle. Bruce Alexander of Security. One Solutions, which works with the U. S government, says Russia and other countries are trying everything they can right now to figure out what the U. S government intends to do. And so one of the other ways to determine intent is to interject that human component. But the problem for Russia and its spies in the U. S right now is the U. S. Is launching Rich. Tally ation towards Russia because of what it's done with the U. S elections. JJ Green w T O P. NEWS the State Department has issued new guidelines that will allow US officials to meet more freely with officials from Taiwan. New rules are likely to anger China. The State Department says the Biden administration intends to liberalize the rules to reflect the deepening unofficial relationship between the U. S and Taiwan. However, the revised guidelines don't include all the changes put in place by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Who had lifted virtually all restrictions on contacts with Taiwan. Coming up, We'll get your weekend forecast. It's 6 36. Hey, it's Steve.
Washington Nationals to play doubleheader vs. Atlanta Braves
"Major league Baseball nationals after multiple false starts, will finally play their season opener this afternoon against Atlanta four or five first pitch Bancshares around the hill. Nat's will also play a double header against the Braves tomorrow. That will make up Monday's
Fresh update on "washington nationals" discussed on Kentuckiana's Saturday Morning News
"With cash crop MedCath, home of the five star technician and proud partner of the Washington Nationals from ABC News. I'm Brian Clark. About 20% of the population is fully vaccinated for covert 19. But there is a snag the national rollout. It's because of production problems at a facility in Baltimore that manufacturers the Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccine. Johnson and Johnson expects the relatively low level of weekly dose delivery. Until the company secures FDA authorization. That's White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zions, who also responded to calls from governors in current hot spots, like Michigan to surge vaccines to those states, he says, though the adult population of states will continue to dictate distribution. The virus is Unpredictable. We don't know where the next increase in cases could occur, and not the whole nations issued a weekend stay at home order after 26 new cases on the reservation were reported. The White House also continues its push for President Biden's infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Pete Booty judge said Friday he's not heard any better ideas than raising corporate taxes to fund the $2 trillion proposal. I'm convinced that this is the best chance in our lifetimes to make a generational investment in infrastructure. And that's what the American jobs plan does need is clear..
MLB Postpones New York Mets-Washington DC Nationals Series Due To COVID Concerns
"There will be no baseball in the nation's capital this weekend. Major league baseball has postponed a three game series involving the washington nationals. In the new york mets over corona virus concerns the series would have been the start of the season for both teams. As npr's to russia reports the weekend series was scrapped. After four nationals players tested positive for the virus one washington player displayed symptoms. The other three are symptomatic. Six other members of the organization are also in quarantine following close contact tracing nationals general manager. Mike rizzo said. He's confident that the first player. Who tested positive did not violate. Baseball's corona virus protocols results said the team hopes to open their season on monday against the atlanta braves. The mets plan to work out this weekend before playing their first game. Monday night in philadelphia. Major league baseball does not yet know when the postponed games will be
Fresh update on "washington nationals" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Medcath home with the five star technician in proud partner of the Washington Nationals. From ABC News. I'm Derek Dennis, the House Ethics committee, launching its own investigation into Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gates that is, he defiantly denies allegations he paid for sex and had sex with a 17 year old girl. Be intimidated by lying media. I won't be extorted by a former DOJ officials and the crooks he is working with the truth will prevail. Gates, speaking at a women's conference Friday night, held that former President Trump's Doral Golf Club in Miami, the Biden administration continues its push for $2 trillion infrastructure plan negotiations with opposing Republicans set for next week. So who pay the bill for those new proposed roads, pipes and bridges? Most of the disagreement Is about some is about the size something it's too small, something that's too big, like Goldie Locks will have those discussions. Spokesperson Jen Psaki says The president will lay all that on the table Monday when he invites Republicans to the White House to negotiate his more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan, and he failed. The ABC News Washington Britain's Prince Philip being remembered as the man behind the queen. He was born a prince. It was far from a fairytale childhood. His family fled War and revolution in Greece. When he was just a baby. He would grow up and joined the Royal Navy. And there's a handsome young cadet Phillip captivated the future queen. When she was just a teenager in.
Washington Nationals Park sits empty after coronavirus delays opening day
"Right into this day together after several players contract, coronavirus said, remains unclear this Friday morning when opening day will actually take place for the Washington nationals. But while disappointed they need to wait a bit longer Restaurants near the ballpark. ER, ready to play ball on Jackie just behind Nance. Park owner Dmitry Choke, Holden says in preparation for fans firing away. We are cleaning. We are updating things and you know, onward and upward. Justin Cox is the CEO of Atlas Brew works, which has had a tough go opening at the start of the pandemic. We had based the whole business model upon having 80 whatever home games at the ballpark every year. His hope is that the games will finally start and things will pick up for them. And even with the pandemic limitations, we know that This will be over at some point, and when it is, we're going to be doing really well near Nats Park. Mike
Fresh update on "washington nationals" discussed on The Guy Benson Show
"It's crap is run with faster Crop Med cap home of the five star technician in proud partner of the Washington Nationals. Guy Benson show dot com. Welcome back to the guy Benson Show with Christine. Why it and Max I'm Harry Hurley filling in for guy who will be back on Monday, a reminder follow guy on Twitter at guy Pete Benson. And the show page at guy vents and show and a reminder the podcast is always available on demand. And you can always catch up. If you hear about a great interview that guy has done, But you missed all or some of it. You don't have to miss it. Go to guy's podcast. It's outstanding. This is I guess, sort of like the just the chairman of the Board of Bizarro World. Because would you imagine? Could you imagine? Wrote about this and oh, my gosh, did I get responses about it? Sitting president of the United States said that just because something is in the constitution Doesn't make it absolute now understand the brilliance for it to last for almost 2.5 century so far, and I'll tell you we don't take this as a small Comment. It's not throwaway comment. We're in a critical tipping point in the history this country. This is a very, very serious time in American history. I was just speaking during the break, too. One of what I call the club before 35, even though there's not 4 35 right now because you're down. About five. It's club before 30 right now, almost evenly divided and I'm referring to the People's House, the House of Representatives. I spent about five minutes speaking to a member. This is Our civil war. Now it's a completely different time, so we haven't divided the north and the south and we're not shooting bullets. Some are, but this is our civil war. In this more modern era where things were done digitally. I made a comment right before the break. If you tell the truth about Hunter Biden, they will take your post down. You could be d platform You could be put in Facebook jail in social media. Hell never to come back or to come back when they say you can come back. They'll slap something over your thing. Partly false or false or needs context, and they decide that you can't speak. And that you're free space. You're free speech will be controlled by them. 100. Biden doesn't get any sticker slapped on his stuff. You can't talk about him, but he can bring up anything he wants, and that has just happened. And nothing came down. An interview was done. With the former president, United States They took it down. This is this is unbelievable. What's happening in our country? So the reason I bring this up is I don't want you to take my word that President Joe Biden said it Max cut 30. No member to the Constitution is absolute. No amendment to the Constitution is absolute. That's absolutely wrong. It absolutely is absolute. And and here's how they write these things, whether it's the Second Amendment. That you have the right to bear arms. And that it cannot and they use the term shall not when you see legislation or you see something like the Constitution And language says Shall not It is a right It is not a privilege. Privileges can be taken away. You get 12 points on your license, and your privilege to drive is suspended until you go to driver's school and work off three points a year, however, that works That's a privilege. You have rights. That are Eliminated. The sitting president said. That it's not absolute. It is absolute. Now the document and our founders were so brilliant that they knew there would be things created inventions, creativity, reasoning, things that never existed, and we would get to a point where you would want to. Maybe take a look at certain things. Look, think about this. They wrote this amazing thing and hopes they left out and it did The bill of Rights follow up right away. We left out these really important things. Such as free speech. You ever done a big project and you leave certain things out? Oh, my God. You wanna add it on the bill of rights? Got at it on. It wasn't in there at the beginning. But these air rights they are absolute and there they are able to be looked upon. As time goes on, and if two thirds of the states And it goes through the proper process. We've had amendments to the Constitution. But it is absolute Without a doubt. And that is so incredibly dangerous. To take that position. And I will tell you these executive orders bear watching. Because this is a president that keeps saying Trump's a liar. I will always tell you the truth. They've been lying about everything. It's been incredible. I don't have time in this segment of the guy Benson show to chronicle the lies that have been told they lie about everything they lie about little things. Joe Biden announced. You either saw it. I saw it in real time He announced that the vice president, I am putting the Vice President Kamala Harris in charge. Of the border. And She speaks for me. And she doesn't have to talk to me. About anything. She says it It says, though I said it He was almost like Ralph Kramden. Be nuts. If I had it, they could have it. He said. He said he put her in charge now I will tell you friends of mine. That have incredible Resource is and sources. Have told me that The two Don't get along very well. Don't usually bring up things I can't prove because I'd like to bring up fax. More than opinions. But I will tell you this much is a fact. It was unambiguous, the president, United States announced to America That the vice president of the United States, Kamila Harris, would be in charge of the border. He didn't say she would be in charge of a diplomatic Portion of it that she would talk to the different world leaders. He said. She was in charge. So in the media media started asking. Are you going to go to the border? And she has that cackling laugh with, uh Not today, and I'm thinking and how I got we want to try to imitate the laugh's Is very, very strange. Yeah, I don't have to imitate it. Max cut six isn't the border.
Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox postpone games due to COVID-19, bad weather
"Tonight's Washington Nationals home opener is off scrapped after a player tested positive this week. The team says it's postponing the game with the Mets due to contact tracing in Boston. The Red Sox and Orioles won't play either, but that's because of rain. About 4500 fans were going to be allowed inside Fenway Park 12% of its capacity in Texas. The Rangers will allow full capacity inside their park, which concede about 40,000 fans, President Biden tells ESPN. That's a mistake and the team's being
Fresh update on "washington nationals" discussed on Gary and Shannon
"Amy King has an update. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has honored the late Prince Philip, who died today, Johnson says the Duke of Edinburgh was a man who inspired the lives of countless young people. Prince Philip was 99 L. A Board of Supervisors chair Hilda's Elise has announced plans to use the Fairplex in Pomona to temporarily house up to 2500 unaccompanied minors arriving at the US Mexico border. It'll be the second temporary site in L. A, along with the Long Beach Convention Center. Dodgers play their home opener today with about 15,000 fans in the stands because of covert restrictions before the game against the Washington Nationals, the world serious champs will receive their 2020 championship rings. And the team will raise its championship banner. We've got some slowing on the one on one. We'll tell you about that next. What is hell? You're valuable coins, high end jewelry, collectibles or fine art form. Or here's someone who will tell you why you should call tangible investments. Hi. My name is Allie Eastbourne. And I'm the founder of with this ring with this ring is Halley's charity About 11. Years ago, I realized that the ring on my finger could literally save an entire village in Africa. So I donated that ring and now we have rings coming into our organization from women and men all over the world. So who buys alleys donated rings tangible investments are ring donors center rings directly to tangible investments..
Mets-Nats opener delayed after positive COVID test, tracing
"The Washington nationals say tonight's opener against the Mets is postponed because of coronavirus concerns the National City yesterday a player tested positive this week and the game ease off do do contact tracing fans will return to other ballparks today in varying numbers capacity will be limited to twelve percent at Boston's Fenway Park while the Texas Rangers will have full capacity at globe life field which can seat more than forty thousand people president Biden says the teams are making a mistake telling ESPN that's not responsible Sager mag ani Washington
Five Washington Nationals players will miss opening day after a COVID-19 positive
"Very exciting toe have opening day for the Washington nationals, but it already starts with Drama. We're seeing reports overnight that a player for the Nationals has tested positive for Cove in 19. How disruptive will this big well depends on who that player is, and the four players who came in contact with him, who are also now in isolation off of this and Major league. Baseball does not have to disclose the player's name so we don't know who they are. If it's one Soto if its trade Turner that's really bad, Yes. If it's a utility infielder, maybe not so much, but we don't know. And we won't know until the players start their warm ups tonight.
Washington Nationals to allow 5000 fans for opening day
"Is returning, even though it will be on a smaller scale because of the pandemic. The Washington Nationals are getting ready for opening day on Thursday when they take on the New York Mets. Some lucky fans will get to go in person. But of course, it will be a different experience. As the Nationals prepare for opening day. It's going to be a different season. To say the least. There are only 5000 fans allowed to come into the stadium when you show up with Your ticket. It's going to be virtual. Only you'll need to download the Nats ballpark APP, which will tell you which color coded gate you'll enter through the ticket itself will be color coded, and they'll be sign it all over. Now. It's part showing you where the Red Gate is. Versus the green etcetera, vice president of Nationals ticketing, Ryan, Bringer says. You'll need that app to order food as well. You can use the APP to scan the QR code. That's in the back of most of the stadium seats here, and the ballpark is cash list this year. You'll need some kind of virtual pay or credit card to get your Dog see the
Two Teenage Girls Charged With Murder, Carjacking of Uber Eats Driver
"To girls they. Just thirteen and fifteen were charged with murdering carjacking. Pakistani immigrants killed last week working at his job delivering food and washington. Dc in an incident. A bystander captured on video. Mohammad anwar age sixty six died when police said the girls armed with a taser sped off in his car is he clung to the driver's side with the door opened and crashed seconds later. Just outside the ballpark of the washington. Nationals video posted on saturday shows he encountered unfolding in a minute and a half ending with unwise honda accord on its side. The goes climbing out and a fatally injured anwar sprawled and motion lists on the sidewalk. 'i sunday afternoon. The video had been seen at least five point. Five million times on twitter. Police did not identify the juvenile suspects. One of whom is from the district of columbia and the others from neighboring fort washington maryland anwar who lived in suburban springfield virginia and it was at his delivery job for uber eats when he was killed was go fund. Me post has a quote. Hardworking pakistani immigrants who came to the united states to create a better life for him and his family unquote. The gofundme campaign launched on behalf of his family had raised more than five hundred thousand dollars by yesterday afternoon to cover the cost of a funeral and to provide for his
Washington DC Faith leaders get COVID-19 shot to curb vaccine reluctance
"And effort underway to educate people who are hesitant about getting the vaccine. The government is working with local faith leaders to try and get more shots into more arms. CBS News correspondent Natalie Brand spoke with a leader at Washington National Cathedral who was bringing influential voices in to help spread the word a show of faith in the cove in 19 vaccine as religious leaders received their shots in front of cameras. It's part of the push to build trust in vaccinations across the communities, they serve the only way to achieve Success in this moment is by our reaching across and working together. Cannon. Leonard Hamlin Sr of Washington National Cathedral invited Dr Anthony Fauci and National Institutes of Health director Dr Francis Collins to discuss with clergy from across the region. How they
The Latest: French PM plans to get vaccinated as an example
"The national institutes of health teamed up with the Washington national cathedral in an effort to get churches to encourage parishioners to get vaccinated against cope with nineteen Dr Francis Collins heads the national institutes of health which was involved in the research and testing of potential cobit vaccines as a believer and a scientist I can see the opportunity to use the tools of science as a chance to be part of god's plan for healing he calls on faith leaders to reach out to those who are skeptical about getting vaccinated there is nothing to fear here and there's much to be gained and at the cathedral infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci tried to dispel some of the myths like the vaccine will make you sick or it contains a microchip there really are things as ridiculous as that about T. says the vaccines are the answer to ending the pandemic Jackie Quinn Washington
As Washington Capitals arrive for a pair this week, Boston Bruins look to work Jarred Tinordi into lineup
"Washington Capitals tonight, Puck drops it seven after being claimed off waivers on Saturday and driving 17 hours from Nashville. The Boston defenseman Jared Sonority, is set to make his Bruins debut. Head coach Bruce Cassidy spoke today about getting his new player into the lineup. We had a conversation this morning. I want to make sure he was in a good place in terms of his travel here, getting enough reps all comfortable so He wants to get in so that that's what we're gonna do. David Krejci and Matt Grizzlies are also expected to make their returns to the lineup tonight. In Washington Nationals manager Dave
Ready or Not, Baseball Begins Spring Training This Week
"Is almost back, saying Louis cards are pictures and actually, catchers are set to report to spring training and Jupiter Today, Marlins pitchers and catchers are back in Jupiter tomorrow. Washington Nationals Camp in West Palm and Tampa Bay Rays spring Spring training headquarters in Charlotte County will fire back up tomorrow as well and opening day for all 30 teams. A set for April 1st.
"washington nationals" Discussed on The Daily Article
"Decades ago. It was conventional wisdom. That sex was reserved for monogamist marriage between a man and a woman fewer familiar with bisexual transgender or queer issues however no movement in my lifetime has achieved such a radical cultural reversal as the lgbtq revolution in nineteen ninety. Nine thirty five percent of americans approved of same sex marriage while sixty two percent disapproved by twenty twenty. the numbers had more than flipped. Sixty seven percent approved while thirty. One percent disapproved millennials are more than twice as likely to favor same sex marriage as their grandparents. It is conventional wisdom today that lgbtq rights are human rights. Love is love your sexual orientation and or gender identity. Is your business not mine. No one including evangelical christians has the right to impose their beliefs on you at most evangelical 's can claim the first amendment protection of religious freedom and free speech but many in our culture view this as merely the right to be wrong before we can convince our secular culture that we are right and sexual morality. We must first be convinced ourselves. It is difficult to be counter cultural. The louder the cry were so called equality. The harder it is to stand for so called inequality as a result. It is vital that christians never see the high ground of truth in science in this cultural contest. Ryan t anderson. President of the ethics and public policy center is right. The left would love to frame these issues as if they pitted reason in science against superstition but on all of these issues social conservatives are on the side of the biological facts he adds the scientific point of view confirms the biblical teaching that humans are created male and female. It requires no faith to know that. A boy who identifies girl isn't one and shouldn't be allowed into private female spaces as a result he states. We'll have the best shot at winning fights over abortion restrictions or child sex change procedures when conservatives are willing to assert that their beliefs are true not merely protected in law in support of biblical morality. I can cite far more of factual nonreligious illustrations than space permits today. Just a few recent examples. The aclu recently claimed that trans athletes do not have an unfair advantage in sports however a study by the british journal of sports medicine reported that transgender men have an athletic advantage over biological females. Even after a year on hormone therapy one female athlete called the biden. administration's insistence on transgender athletes. Participation in female sports heartbreaking. She explained girls like me lose. Championships podium spots advancement opportunities and the recognition. We deserve because we're forced to compete against biological males. Our races women fought long and hard for athletic opportunities. And i want to preserve those opportunities for the next generation of female athletes. New research shows that puberty suppressing drugs given to children. Considering gender transition weaken their bones both in height and strength an endocrinologist previously found that children treated with gender identity. Medications reported greater self harm while girls exhibited greater emotional problems and dissatisfaction with their bodies thousands of books and articles have been written documenting the scientific biological and factual evidence for biblical sexual morality. My point today is simply to remind you that our creator knows better than we do. And once only our best he is merciful. And gracious slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness as psalm. Eighty six fifteen says since neither divine nor human nature changes. God's word is just as relevant today as when it was first inspired it is still profitable for teaching for reproof for correction and for training in righteousness as second timothy. Three sixteen says it addresses sexual morality or any other subject. It is still true when we declare and defend biblical truth. We are not imposing our personal beliefs but giving others transforming truth they can lead them to god's very best for their lives saint augustine one of the most brilliant people who ever lived testified where i found truth there. I found my god. Who is the truth itself. Let's join him to subscribe to the daily article via email. Read any daily article. You may have missed this week or use any of our resources. Please visit denison. Forum dot org. Thank you for listening to the daily article podcast today..
Fauci says he hopes he gets another chance to throw out Nationals first pitch after 'embarrassing' first try
"Fauci is asking the Washington Nationals for another chance. Speaking with the medical journal, Jama, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says he wants to throw out another one of the team's ceremonial first pitches. You might have seen the footage of the last time he tried is First attempt last year did not go well. He completely missed the home plate when viral all over Social media, Dr Fauci calling that quite embarrassing
400 members of National Guard called to Washington D.C.
"Almost 400 members of the Washington National Guard or spending the weekend in Washington, D C. Providing added security leading up to and during Inauguration Day. Major general Brett Door details Kyra seven TV, others Aaron Olympia, We continue to have over 500 soldiers deployed to our state's capital, partnered with the state patrol to ensure That we don't see any violence in our state. Capitol security experts say there's a credible threat of violence at all. 50 State capitals are Capitol building is fenced off and under guard with lawn in front of it is open for
Former Chicago Blackhawks Goaltender Corey Crawford Announces Retirement
"Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is officially calling it a career. The two times Stanley Cup champ announced his retirement through the NHL Players Union today. Yesterday, the New Jersey Devils, his new team announced that Crawford had taken a leave of absence due to personal reasons. Former cub Kyle Schwarber is now Washington national. The outfielders signed a one year $10 Million deal. NFL playoffs after the Colts and Bills the Seahawks and Rams match up for the second time in three weeks tonight. Tampa Bay visits Washington and, of course tomorrow the Bears play the Saints in New Orleans. The team they lost two in overtime earlier this year. It wasn't good enough because we didn't finish it, but to be able to Tosto punch for punch with them and get to overtime. Now we gotta finish. But lot of respect for what they Diogo. Really, I say all three phase really all four phases with their coaches till kickoff is at 3 40
MLB free agency: Washington Nationals sign ex-Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber to one-year contract
"News, Jesse Authority of The Washington Post Reports and Nats have signed free agent outfielder Kyle Schwarber to a one year deal pending a physical skipper Dave Martinez, a big fan of Schwarber's from their time together with the Chicago Cubs, where the lefty slugger played all six of his big league seasons and actually over his last three full seasons. Schwarber average more than 31 home runs. That's a kind of bat the nationals need in their lineup going into 2021.
Washington National Guard called to protect Olympia Capitol Campus for start of legislative session Monday
"Members of the National Guard will be activated to help protect the state Capitol In Olympia, the same time of mob was raiding the U. S Capitol Wednesday. An angry group of up to 100 people breached the gate of the governor's mansion. They stood on the lawn and demand to see Governor Jay Inslee. He did not come out, initially said yesterday that safety is a top concern will be security. We do understand the threat level is high. Given what happened the nation's capital and did it together his residence. This comes of the state legislatures set to open its yearly session next week in the same group pledges to go inside the closed building. The Guard members will assist the State Patrol and local police. Governors
Washington, DC residents line up for free Covid tests ahead of Thanksgiving weekend
"As as sparked sparked some some last last minute minute covert covert testing testing among among people expected to visit family and friends this holiday weekend, Some testing sites reported long lines, but things moved swiftly here in Washington Nationals Park, One of the D. C. Government's free testing signs went very quickly. And it was very well organized. There's a lot of capacity for testing their and they're moving it really efficiently. It didn't hurt at all. It was a nice little swab in the nose and we're gonna go. The test results might not be returned in time for Thanksgiving dinner, but some in line said they hoped for results within 48 hours and Charn Isha Williams of Alexandria said she has plenty of relatives in the area. She knows will be busy in the kitchen, and I just really hope that I can get me a couple of plates for Thanksgiving. I got a few different family members that are going to be cooking staying at home outside Nationals Park, particularly on O w T o P news.
"washington nationals" Discussed on Reality Steve Podcast
"Soon, we can't I never been a guy that likes normal I think it's boring I'll take normal. So fast right now please let's just get back to normal I. No, no kidding. But if p thank you so much again for coming on talking to the baseball. Maybe you can. You know what you could start in. You're not going to be missing much tune into episode three next week next Tuesday of a- Bachelorette you can you can hop in there. It'd be the only time. You can watch the Bachelorette since it'll never air in October again, but I told you, Steve. My real life is the bachelor. So that's my everyday life. So I guess I can flip it around for a little bit watching. I'm sure Yeah. Thanks again for coming on I really appreciate it and. You. Know. We'll hit you up again next season maybe before the season starts. have man take care. Thanks for having me on our appreciate it. Thank you so much the FBI for coming on. He is awesome. He's the best love talking baseball with him. Hope he appreciated that. As I said, we record this yesterday afternoon. and. So, game to had happened. We still don't know I recording this game two is still going on the razor up five two. So maybe the raise did tie the series at one. You know he seems to think the dodgers. This is GonNa be a pretty short series. I'm a dodger fan and I just know nothing comes easy with the dodgers they. They looked dominant some games, some games they look lost. So I could see this series going seven. I could see the dodgers winning the next three if they happen to lose game to and winning and five. But nothing comes easy with the dodgers. I'd be surprised if they swept the next three if they lose game to here. So we'll see what happens but just listened Efi talk about baseball and how the pandemic affected Hamon admitted like look I love my job and I love what I do. But this season sucked like that was not fun for me because he likes the Camaraderie of getting to interact with the players and you just you don't get that interaction when you're doing zoom calls. So. Thanks again to F. For coming on. With that and speaking of Jacqueline. she has a podcast out now I mentioned it in. In my column today, she started a podcast, a jacqueline trouble on our season. Is. Going, for. At Duke University so very well versed in a lot of stuff. She's doing something a podcast revolving around mental health. It's called a little help for our friends and go check it out on any where you can view or excuse me listen to podcasts. spotify apple podcast Google, play stuff like that. It's called a little help for our friends Jacqueline and another Someone who's also doing research Duke University a friend of hers. So they really do a good job of bringing that stuff down and figured it'd be good to plug her podcast just started a couple of weeks ago and she's friends with F. P. and I'm friends with her. We're one happy family and. In. That podcast. Hey, maybe when the bachelor starts in January the three of us could do a a live broadcast of one of them. That's not too far fetched. Maybe we will night anyway thank you for tuning in I. Really appreciate it from podcast number two. Oh, five, next week two. Oh, six. We're bringing back. The duo that you all know and love in the nine. Oh, two and World Tara. Tara. Arianna. and. Sarah Bunting Saturday bunting I blanked on her name for a second. Sorry. But they have they have a new book coming out and they sent it to me. It's great. It is literally if you nine Oh, two fan you'll absolutely love the book. It is a frigate Encyclopedia of what happens on that show. It's great. We're GONNA have him on talk about the book. We'll probably debate college years versus high school years because I know they're bigger high school years in college fans I'm the opposite but going to be a good conversation I'm actually recording that today in a run next week so. Can't wait to have Tara and Sarah on the next week anyway. Thank you very much for listening. Appreciate it. Please rate subscribe, and review and Apple podcasts helps the podcast very much appreciated but anyway, thank you all. Again, we're at two. Oh, five it's crazy coming up in two months we're.
"washington nationals" Discussed on Reality Steve Podcast
"I gotta believe it's got to be some sort of teed back then last or you just you know relieving inside is easy to look looks when you're not a reliever either. So yeah, that's right because he he relief that game forgotten. So. Yeah anyway I mean so much stuff to talk about I. I. opened it up to a couple of questions that on twitter for people to ask, and there were two that came up that I wanted to ask you about this one is just. I Dunno unexplainable because it doesn't make. A lot of sense someone assets that's twitter though. Will the twins ever get past the first round of the playoffs and it's not just will they pass the percent time of the playoffs I mean. The fact I guess what I don't know and I don't care about that for an answer. I, I really don't care about the Minnesota twins at all I, they're great organization. I have some friends a play there either clipper comes to mind but I don't care about that. How about? How about the question of how does a team over the course of twenty seasons? Different players, different managers. I it's gotTA. Be a mental thing to to see this team hasn't won a playoff game and their own eighteen in the playoffs or as it's either eighteen or nineteen, th street playoff losses like that's well it. Comes up to you. They ask you about it. They plant seeds in your head about it and even if you weren't there and it's different personnel sometimes in baseball, you have to try easy not try hard and they're just probably trying to win that first game. So it's definitely a psychological thing because. I bet you guys didn't even know that the new guys. Then you get people coming up to tsn saying, do you realize that the last time the twins won a playoff game was and now it's in your hat yeah it's gotta be a mental thing because. If, it was the same team. It'd be like, okay this maybe this just isn't good enough. But over the course of eighteen years, they've had so many different players they've been managed by different guys. They've had different starters running out there. They've had different battles going up there I to lose eighteen straight. That's almost unheard of I just to to not eke out one win in a playoff game over since two thousand I think too crazy I. mean I I don't know I don't know how you do it. One of the question was I know that you said. You're glad baseball came back. Are you. Kind of viewing this season as an asterisk or you find with with what came about and Whoever wins assuming the dodgers? This is a legitimate world championship for them. I'm not asterisk guy. Twenty twenty. It's twenty twenty. It's all it is twenty twenty. Let's say. When you just say the. Dodgers were twenty twenty champs. That's all you need to say that. It was the twenty twenty baseball anything that has twenty twenty by it. Is Self explanatory to me anything not just baseball anything? Yeah. I agree because it's changed all of our lives I mean Yes for you post like now you're in your your in your off season not knowing how next season is going to go yet for you what are your plans in the offseason you going anywhere I mean, obviously, you can't go to places but I just traveled for the first time to Denver to visit my daughter since March twelfth game we started talking about And it was a I've been on the on the very concerned side about the virus and trying to be a team ballplayer and everything I do and going by the protocol. and so for me to get on an airplane that was really crowded for four hours phone. DENVER, the other day was. An experience so far so good and then I stayed a week in Denver and came back visited her. and I think I'M GONNA. Go back to California from DC, around Christmas unless. Things get. So that I I don't feel comfortable traveling. So that's it just sitting in my house. Not Doing a whole lot, my my fifty, four, th birthday Saturday. So I'm having a few friends over a nice little back patio. We're GONNA social distance and drink a backyard, celebrate my birthday. But that's it. Just wind down. I would say Steve In conclusion that the the twenty twenty season was what it was but it was it was harder in a sense than one hundred, sixty, two, Graham grind where we're getting in at five in the morning and get in her front door at seven am, and there's a game that day and as a broadcaster beat from the travel there was you know protocols in in in my? Case anxiety and volved in I'm indoors for five hours doing a game and is this safe and are we doing the right thing and the monitor thing and not being on the road and really concentrate? So and a lot of regards I was more. Fatigued after sixty game season this year than I was after one, hundred, sixty, two game season just because of all the stuff everybody has going on in the world the safety precautions you know the worry the anxiety that the whole world is going through right now on trying to be safe, not pass along this this season and not catch it yourself. Yeah no I mean it's been. It's been a crazy world for all of us since March and for you guys obviously things were done. Differently like you mentioned not traveling with the team. I'm sure you were tested every day before you went you got to go. We just got our temperature taken. Oh, temperature for you guys. Yeah. Yes. But still I for everyone else like you said, the routine of not being able to do what you normally do just kind of throws everything off those everybody for Lopin and. Not, even just baseball everyone else's and people lose jobs and stuff like that. It's been. It's been a crazy ass year to say the least I'm blessed to have a job. I'm blessed to be talking about baseball. I'm blessed to have a healthy family and. Hopefully. We all get back to normal here..
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"Make it a six or seven game series I guess it's it's possible. A lot would be determined based on on how the the dodgers follow through and how they're pitching comes through on these days like tonight where they're going to go with a, you know a gunslinger may Julius. Combination that looks like getting the start tonight and he wasn't great against the braves but Johnson said something I think it was the broadcast last center maybe it was on Sunday in game seven with the with the braves. He mentioned something about younger players not being overwhelmed in the moment. Because of the lack of crowd and an enormous game, seven, forty, thousand screaming fans, maybe a young guy would get overwhelmed in the moment agree or disagree with that Harverson agree I, mentioned it a number of times this year in in being as honest as I could with younger players that were performing well for the nats said hard to judge these guys until they do what they're doing right now in front of forty thousand people at City field on the road. There's there's stage fright surreal thing guys get tight around big crowds other guys flourish in front of big crowds in turn their game up in some guys to stay the same whether it's a big crowd or a small crowd. So I think especially, with younger players with the don't have the experience of the third deck and full of fans at a major league ballpark that. You really, you really can't tell with the Astros have gone as far as they did this year with fans in the stands Boeing and heckling. I know the Oakland fans were very passionate about what happened in Houston what they got caught doing D-, do they advance as far as they do in the postseason with fans in the stands in hostile environments? So I, I think I mean I mean nobody will ever complain about fans again like we only got twenty thousand tonight or these fans aren't as loud as those fans players can't wait to get any sort of fans back in it's a big factor in whether a player can perform or not I mean. I mean the a lot of guys. Can do well in. Public. Speaking. You can talk to ten people and they're your friends or you can talk to a thousand people on a podium with the spotlight on you. It's a different story. You know rockstars playing in front of an empty stadium rockstars played in front of one hundred, thousand people at Wembley. It's just a different thing with fans aired as a whole different dynamic to performance period whether it's sports or anything else. I. Think one of the more polarizing stories and players in baseball and especially now because he's being focused on in the world series is. Is Kershaw like I said I'm a huge dodger fan I'm Clayton Kershaw Fan I. Think this guy off the field is great. He's been you know people say he's. Could be the most dominant left-hander in the history of baseball. If if he's not, he's in the top three I, mean his numbers speak for themselves. However, his playoff numbers haven't been great. They are what they are he after last night's win. which was a great start and he's now three in one with Iran or to in this year's playoffs. But in the past, he hasn't been great. He's twelve and twelve overall as a playoff starter. So it's not a small sample size as guys had almost twenty-five decisions now in the playoffs and he's such a polarizing person to talk about in the media's loves to harp on him when he has a bad start in the playoffs and I get it to a certain extent but as a player. I want your take on this because I've never I don't understand because you can't compare it to any other player. When the Braun has dominant regular seasons, he doesn't get to the off and play and his numbers are fifty percent what they were in the regular season and an NFL kind of is not a big statistic league but I think it's hard with with Clayton because. It baseball is such a stat driven sport and when you see. It you know an Ra under two and a half for his career in the regular season how dominant he's been in three or four, a CY youngs. and. Then you see a playoff. Statistics of twelve and twelve within your a four and a half. It's like. Is there a way to explain it? I mean he's obviously the same guy he's throwing the same pitches. Is there a way as a former baseball player to explain to the average Fan why? Maybe either you should or you shouldn't jump on his case for being quite average in the playoffs for his career boy shouldn't get your eighty eight fan. If you do period end of story I mean he gives everything he has every year to you sometimes. The gas tank is empty at the end of the year and even others adrenaline postseason game going on you just don't have what you had in June or July in certain circumstances I was shocked best year when. When in Anthony Van Dona wants soda went back to back in game five off Clayton, and on our way out, we saw people burning his Jersey and Dr Been Over His Jersey and the and the dodgers parking lot This guy's a hall of Famer. He's a wonderful human being is a three times sale young award winner and an MVP. He's given that city in that organization everything he has and for fans to get on them into things like that I, was shocked it just it just goes to show you. Our societies or what have you done for me lately kind of society in people don't look at the big picture but as a former athlete that knows how hard it is to grind for one, hundred, sixty, two games I don't know what it's like to start thirty three or thirty four is as a pitcher. But I do know that I've played with guys. That don't have a lot in tank when you get to the postseason when you're continuously going to posts your plane, a seven months season instead of six months season, there's extra starts, extra pitches and extra that other pitchers arrest in get ready for the next year. So the fact that that his numbers aren't stellar like they are during the regular season, the postseason. Dodger fans have on his shocking to me absolutely shocking and you wonder now that you mentioned that about endurance and whatnot, and after having thirty three starts, you are a little worn when you get to the postseason. Maybe that maybe that explains the success this year in the postseason where he only had a sixty game regular season, and here he is I think three and one in this postseason with a one point eight, eighty array. Could be this set for that that maybe it's just it's just an endurance in a fatigue thing with him because you watch start last night his stuff was ridiculous last night I mean look go look at his numbers career in June July and August because that's where he's pitching right now like in July, basically her June and he's pitching in June right now. So go look at his June career numbers and that's where he's pitch. Yeah, and that's dominant I want to look to know that it's dominant But yeah, I mean you saw stuff last night it was it was mid season. Clayton Kershaw I mean he was hitting. He was actually is fast ball a little bit better. Curveball was clearly breaking twelve and six like I. You saw it. Eight strikeouts in what he went six last night I mean he he looked like mid mid season Kershaw versus what we've seen in the past and like you said, when when they when SORTA wind random went back to back on him last year in the playoffs where everyone got pissed off..
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"My whole body is a player. He's. He's a once in a generation player, but I'll take McKee bats I think mookie betts better. It's interesting and it kind of brings me to trout. As great as he is Mike Trout has played in the a major league baseball nine seasons. Now, he's been to one playoff series and they got swept and I think he had one hit in that series and look you can't. you know baseball is a team sport and we know this and it's it's way different than a basketball team where you can be carried by one or two players. You need twenty five guys all pulling in all fighting for the same thing in in baseball however. If. You're Mike Trout and you know the. Guys don't talk about their legacy and what they want to be remembered for and stuff like that. But I think there's a part of him that. If he's any sort of of athlete any competitor this guy wants to be in the playoffs and this guy wants to win a world championship. He doesn't want to go as career having a couple of playoff appearances but being known as the best regular season player out there, and then just you know nothing successful. Trout and two or three more years go by with the angels and you're seeing the same stuff you're seeing you. Know. Seventy, seven and eighty, five seasons and eighty one and eighty one seasons, I what do you do if you're him? I mean he signed a long deal there. You're you stick it out and you hope that your new GM owners surround you with good players. It's all he can do. Do you think? Do you. Think he would force a trade at some point if he just doesn't see it, it'd be like look I. I don't think he would've signed that contract if he didn't see it. So I, I yeah I mean I think with Anthony Random there. They just need some pitching. That's a pretty good team I mean but but pitching wins period end of story they gotta get pitching and they've had they've had none of it for eighth time. Trout has been there. You know I talk about the dodgers and the brave series and I, thought it was A. Great series, the game seven ratings were were excellent. I think I've read that best ratings in a major league game since two thousand seventeen. So. That's good for the game of Baseball You saw you've watched the dodgers obviously a national guy you the braves are injured division so you see them a lot. These are two teams that I think along with the nats. They're not going away anytime soon like these two teams not only are good now but their core nucleus or all young guys Do you like one over the other going forward in terms of of dominance over the National League. I don't think either one of them are going anywhere. If the braves gets some sort of stability in their starting rotation, which it looks like they did not Tober in get Sirocco back next year. They could very well be the best team in the national. League I. Think it was a coin toss between the two this year the dodgers came out on top. I saw the braves a lot this year that that's one of those former lineups I've ever seen with a Kuni Junior. And Duval was amazing. This year obviously freemans going to be the National League MVP. The tremendous dance be Swanson's come into his own. You know that that's you got pros like Nick Marquette is sprinkled around there TRAVIS DOT had an amazing season as an offensive threat as a catcher. So I mean that's a that's a really good team and they're gonNa be good for a while but they need they need some starting pitching. They might get the Bauer who knows that that's a good team. Those are the top two teams down the nets have a little bit of catching up to do after this year. Yeah. No I mean it looks like I mean you look at the dodgers. Eight division titles that's great and at but outside of Justin Turner Kershaw and Kenley, their core of Seger Muncie bets bellinger Will Smith and then you guys you know you got your dozen Major Walker Buehler's your Julio Urea is I mean? They're not going anywhere I assuming health I just don't think all those guys are all of a sudden just gonNA slide and and have poor years all at the same time I think the. Eighth Straight Division titles for the dodgers could end up being. You know twelve to thirteen maybe the padres slip in there one year and win one or two more games and the dodgers get in the wild card. But I just don't see a year. The dodgers don't make the playoffs anytime soon, and that's not being biased that just looking at that Rosser I mean there there loaded. Their art good team they got a good manager. Regardless of what dodger fans think he's a friend of mine and he knows what he's doing. And he's limited in what he can do as far as the front office is very involved there doc doc gets it as well as anybody I've ever been around he's great people person Bob Geren, the batch coach is one of my best friends in baseball also I. Hope they win at this year. I'm grew a giants fan I played in La for a year. It wasn't a great experience for me personally because I had a terrible year but Tommy's a good friend of mine I. Hope They went for Tommy vins a good friend of mine that when it for van that's those are the two main reasons and my my two friends that are coaches there. I. Hope they win it for those guys especially Tommy. Tommy sees another world series invent to because they're getting up there I. You know it's funny that you bring that up I remember that year that you were in La. And I only remember it because Tj Saimaa had such a hard on for you in calling out your batting average all the time it was just like good. God Yeah. He took cheap shots at me all the time but that's okay. We're both where we deserve to be right now show it. So it all works out. No for sure. In terms of the world. Yeah Yeah, you got me. Yeah okay. In terms of the world series. You think the dodgers going to win because they play. The game, the right way even tweeted out last night and. We'll see what happens You know I think is team I. Don't know if they're good enough to beat them for seven, but could they make it interesting?.
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"You can count on and we thank them for sponsoring this podcast. Now, let's get back to F P santangelo uninterrupted for the remainder of the podcast. What about? The three batter minimum. Did without that was just barely noticeable. I know what you thought about it I to remind myself every night I'm like, Oh, they gotta get left up to face on Soto that my particulates to three better mental. So it took me a while. To like have that get to my brain. You know I've been in baseball for thirty one years for thirty years of it. Professional baseball you their strategy involves. So I think that there's a different sort of strategy with that. That's fine. I think that's harmless. I didn't even notice it I don't know about you did do. Yeah at times I did notice it and then at times I was like, Oh, I completely forgot because then I forgot okay. If you bring in a pitcher he has to. Pitch the three guys. But if he ends the INNING, he doesn't have to start the next end the inning pitching to one guy he doesn't have to come out and start and pitch the next to the first two batters. The next thing that's where I got confused I was like Oh what is I thought he had to come out and it's like, no. If you bring him out in the middle of an any, he's got face three or inning-ending first whichever comes first that's what I'm confused on. And then the playoff format here's another one that I was really interested in because. The normal playoff format pre Kovic season was all three division winners and the two teams with the best record. I have a one game playoff, the winner of that, and then you basically have four playoff teams and each in each league this year they double that and went. Top eight teams I lead one, eight, two, seven, three, plays six and four place five. Again. I thought it was going to be something that I hated in the beginning. But as it played out I'm like I, kind of like seeing the brackets when they put them out there and I do think you should be rewarded for. Grant, it was only a sixty game season but. I'm wondering if next season they do that next season. It's back to the old one against this season. Before covert, it was supposed to be seven teams, each league right that this projected what it was supposed we were all set for a seven teams in each league making the postseason if I'm if if I'm correct on, you can't do seven because it's an odd number. One team has a by. The. Best record have a by I. Don't I don't I I don't think you should be under five hundred made it to the postseason I think it I think it underscores the importance of regular season games. So I think it'll be back to eight a matter of fact I might of heard something that it's going to go back to eight I. Don't know if it's it's obviously not official but I think that one was just a kind of covert thing to get more cities interested and maybe get the pot bigger for the playoffs I. Think it'll go back to the traditional eight next year well, well, technically ten right ten ten. Whatever that traditional is yeah. The the the division winners and two wild card to the two wildcards. I just always had an issue with one hundred and sixty two game season coming down to one a one game playoff. Would you mind making that one game a to a best two of three? No I think I've I've been an advocate for that for a long time really yeah I. Think two out of three should be the wild card every year because. Thing is baseball in a microwave. It's all about attrition. It's all about the long season in. It's all about winning series. Yeah. So whether it's a five game series, a seven game series, a three game series or a four game series during the regular season of there's always the odd two-game series but whatever with that. So now you make it a best two out of three. So. If, you really had to fight to get into it and you can't use your best pitcher. You're not a disadvantage I I love the wildcard being two out of three I think they should go to that for sure. Yeah. No that's something that I thought you were saying you're an advocate for the one game playoff I'm like, oh no no, that's too 'cause. That's true. I mean. The year I was in Oakland. We were a hundred I looked at this one hundred and two hundred sixty that year and and we we were the only wildcard 'cause. That's all there was back then and we played the Yankees in the first round. This next team was the twins and they were five hundred. So imagine being one hundred and two and sixty and play in one game against A. Five hundred team, the five hundred team has a good day. We have a bad day in the five hundred keep advances team at forty, two games over five hundred doesn't get into the playoffs. So that's my contention with just a one game playoff even though the nats won last year and it was a big reason why I have a ring upstairs right now I is because of that game. I I still think it's a more fair way to do it if you have two to three wives. Yeah and you don't even have to travel give it the team that of the in that wildcard game the team with the better record. Kind kind of like they did this year it gets the hosts all three. You don't even have to you know get. So saw three if you can't win to on the road than you don't deserve to advance. I. Agree. So let's talk a little world series here because this has been. Or even just the playoffs in general because I do want to talk about the the the the dodgers series being nationally guy I grew up in southern California. I'm a dodger fan. So clearly I'm cheering for them and I'm rooting for them to win at all this year. Does it. So I if they win it this year, will I be a little bit disappointed that? You know nineteen, eighty eight was the last year they want it. They've taken a lot of heat for not being you know eight straight division titles can't win at all and then if they do beat the raise, it'll be the one time they do win it is in a sixty game shortened season but now you know what? I'll take it. I'M NOT GONNA complain in and sit here nineteen, eighty eight is. A thirteen year old kid who was absolutely obsessed with that nineteen eighty-eight team I could real off names and stats from that team. I my favorite baseball player of all time is Orel Hershiser I'll say that till the day I die that team in that season shaped me as a as a child I used to record all of oral starts on a VCR and watch them over and over again like I was a nerd when it came to that stuff back then I guess kind of still am when. When it comes to baseball stuff but. In terms of the dodgers and braves. The dodgers have won eight straight division championships. They've had no world series to show for it. They lost back to back in twenty seventeen and eighteen to astros and red SOx Let's just say they don't beat the raise in this series. A lot of talk about Dave Roberts and whatnot. Do you move on from a guy like that how do you move on from a manager? Season you're talking nonsense this is going to be a short series. I don't even know why you're going there. You're being negative. They just kicked their butts last night. Well, they're a the better team they play the game the right way Chris Taylor's reading balls in the dirt. So quick at first game stolen basis for Mookie Betts on the contact play at third yesterday had the tremendous lead in the jump. He realized that glass now was a one looker at second base meaning. He looks at the runner wants as soon as his head rolls toward home plate he goes got great job so they're not only talented team. With I think the best player in baseball mookie Betts I'll stick to that I don't care I know probably ruffled some Mike Trout, Fan's feathers. But mookie Betts is the best player baseball and I've been saying that all year because he can do, he can do things you can do things that Mike Trout can't I mean he he hits for power he hits for average he has specter speed than trout and he's got a better armies better defender that he's the best defensive right fielder in baseball and maybe the best outfielder period in baseball so. And and he's got a world series ring and he plays in October every year. So I mean I not that I don't like. Mike. Trout I. Think he's unbelievable talent. He's got more telling US pinkie finger than I had in..
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"So I mean it's near and dear to my heart because when I played. The Year in Oakland at the end of my career if you're not starting in American league game, there's little chance that you're getting into that game. But as it nationally bench player you're managing along with manager here comes the pitcher spot. He's at one hundred pitches. He kinda gave up a few hard hit balls last ending the bullpens up I've been listening to the fifth inning. Is he going to call me call my buddies call my other buddy down there to pitch it is you're gonNA, pitch it so I think one of the reasons I feel like I know a tiny bit about baseball is because I manage along with my manager every single game as a bench player in the National League. Because you can't get ambushed you can't be like sitting there. Oh you're. So. You're managing a longer paying attention to the baseball game while you're sitting on a bench in the American league I was up in the clubhouse eating hot dogs you know I didn't matter because there's no spot in the order. Were you're thinking this might be my time. This might be my turn. You're just sitting there watching the game chewing seats. Is So to me obviously biased in this but as a baseball fan too I really appreciate Know you know the the eighth place hitter drawing a walk with two outs to turn the lineup over something as simple as that to get the pitcher up with two outs so that you have your leadoff hitter the next any little things like that don't happen when you have a d. h. one thing that I absolutely hated when it was discussed and it was actually put into play this season. was. If, the game goes to extra innings. We're going to start with a runner on second base and I was like this is barely softball what what the hell is this however, I understood why they did it. And then when it started to play out. Thinking was when I heard this rule being put in place was great. The first guy ups going to bump the guy over and they're gonNA play for a run. Then I read an article about a month into the season were they said, hey, you know what? None of these teams are playing the bump game here they're not playing to move guy over and hopefully to get a base hit in to score one run in the top of the tenth and then try and prevent one in the bottom of the tenth there all playing for a beginning which. In the numbers baird out or whatever. But you know why nobody can bunt anymore that's true. But to strike out, nobody knows how to buck the guy that's why they weren't doing. But I mean that rolls fine. But I mean it's fine for me to the bar to have my Tito's and Soda a little bit sooner than maybe I normally would. So and so from that point and at three and a half hour game instead of a four and a half hour game I like it I like the fact that you have to worry about if you made clans after the game. That, you're not going to get to the plans that you made after the game and you probably know about but. But. But from baseball purists Dan Point now I starting with the runs seconds awful. I can't I it's hard to. It's hard to wrap my head around Is that a run scored for that guy and what if you know? Just, your manufacturing say you scored ninety nine runs but like are you score one hundred runs as a betrayed Turner's for hundred a big. But but five of those were in extra innings with when you start at second that you didn't give on base for. So now now you're messing with Steph so I I don't know about that one I've done as passionate about it as I am the D. H. pitchers hidden. but like I said, any any kind of baseball is fine and and knowing that you might get out of there a little bit sooner than normal. I'm okay with two. Yeah and I think I think. This exact number on the top of my head. But I think there was only one game that ended up going to over twelve innings this year maybe two wasn't wasn't did it. Redid it. It was the nats. and. That's you know Steve I I've never been a guy that watches how long a game is I'm there there's no place I'd rather be. So I'm Kinda tongue-in-cheek talking about the Tito's dozen soda after but I Dennis Short sees you don't WanNa run through staff but I think I think that was going to go away for the time being the D. H. I think might be here to stay unfortunately and finally one other add to go over.
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"Now let's get back to F P Santangelo. I. Don't know if you have any extra insight into this what you're hearing rumblings wise but. I mean I don't know answers because we don't know anything about a vaccine yet if when we're getting one but don't know anything I've it changes daily to in if I did know anything it wouldn't matter. More. Things are changing. So rapidly with this virus in the pandemic and everything. So I would say a lot depends on November third and I'll just leave it. Yeah. No, it does make that makes a Lotta sense because I mean look mean the good thing with baseball as of right now is their next season. You know wouldn't start you know spring training in February or spring training. You report mid February all of March is exhibition and then season starts end of March beginning of April. Sports like basketball and NHL THEY GOTTA. figure out what they're gonNA do because I mean normally their seasons would be starting. October November and we've already know that with they push their seasons back. They're not GONNA be starting at least earliest January first but probably a little bit later baseball has a little more time. But. I you know I can't imagine it's going to be any sort of bubble thing. I maybe they. You know what they're doing in Texas here I. Guess You know obviously it's a state by state thing the world series is you know anybody that watched by the way we're recording this on. Wednesday. So game, one of the world series has happened last night we're not gonNA have any insight into. Game Two of what, but you know Texas is allowing ten, thousand, five, hundred fans, and then another nine hundred fifty I believe in sweet. So they're they're doing twenty, five percent capacity and. Seems to add. It sounds a lot louder than I. Thought Ten thousand, five hundred would would sound like what's it sounded like you on TV it's CA- eight when you're planning for fans and Ken. Noise. I bet you it sounds like one hundred thousand of these guys and you could see the adrenaline how they're playing. You know what we need to do you and I need to call. ABC. And you know I watched the bachelor all the time I can't watch the Bachelorette because usually it's during the summer and I have never gotten into it. I know it's going on right now but we we should do a broadcast in. You should be the play by play guy I should analyze it while the fans have it on the background. So we're breaking things down and I'm analyzing what's really going on 'cause when watched this on twitter I'm totally into it on twitter watching everybody's comments laughing at everybody but is there a way that we can? We can you and I you could do the play by play. I will analyze and we could do the bachelor next year together on ABC's. Alternate Channel Like Channel Twelve. Forty six on direct TV or something. We'll kind of like they do with the National Champs game where they have the coach cast or whatever they have a separate channel you can go to where you're just. Jackie. Jackie can come on with a freeman broadcast crew. A three person broadcast I should say for you can edit that out. A three person broadcast crew and would just sit there and we'll break it down for the for the fans at home. Nobody knows more about it than you to, and then I could just be the dumb jock that comes in and gives the real life as of it exactly something something to look forward to possibly because assuming that There isn't an outbreak and they don't have a pause in production the bachelor production they are filming right now and they are about three episodes in so assuming there's no pause we're GonNa get our we're going to be back on our regularly scheduled. Bachelor programming where Matt James's season of the bachelor will begin the first Monday January. So you'll be able to see they're they're in a pod getting tested and so they're worried about their finally worried about disease in the bachelor I should assess. They are doing they're basically doing a bubble they're doing it in one location and nobody is going in or out of that location outside of hotel. Staff and groundskeepers and some. Baseball but. You know you're GONNA grounds keeping? Staff. Grounds so to speak. Yes. So But those people aren't interacting with the cast. So yeah, they go and clean out the rooms and. You know make everything sanitary but yeah, they're filming on location just like they did Clare Season the Bachelorette that's. Was filmed at looking to resort in palm springs out, and they had the whole season film there, and they got tested every two or three days. Well, you know you rather talk about baseball. I'd rather talk about the bachelor because that's you know I people say you watched the bachelor love the bachelor watching every year religiously but I've never and my kids love the Bachelorette all my friends of the Bachelorette but because it's usually broadcast in the summer I, don't have time to watch it even if I do record it so. I'm kind of behind on this whole thing I need to catch up and I guess I have time now I just haven't really gotten into it. Yeah. You would be. I mean Bachelorette airs may through July so you can't watch it and even if you said like you said Set Your Dvr. If you didn't watch until after the season, you'd already know everything that happened if by just reading tweets and stuff like that. So it probably loses its effect. So in the sixty game season of this there were some rule changes that were made and I want your opinion on what you liked what you didn't like what you think should come back. What you think will come back versus I liked it but I don't think it's coming back or I didn't like it, but it's here to stay. So first off I, want WanNa start off with. The University H is that staying? Did you like it? I hated it. I'm a nationally guy I like Max. Scherzer Hidden I. Like Stephen Strasburg hitting home run last year dancing in the Dugout was one of the highlights of our season is broadcast. Nats. Fans would tell you the same Max Scherzer sprinting down first base the first base line with you know his eyes wide open like a middle linebacker full speed in how clutch he was with runners in scoring positions. Whole Career I like the strategy of the National League game. I like bunning guys over I like the double switch which dictates managers decision when he's GonNa take. A guy out of the game. So naturally guy played six of my seven years in the big leagues the National League I love watching pitchers, compete I love watching him work on. They're craft every day as far as offense goes and bunting guys over the how hard they work at it and I think that the H. is boring I think the games were much. Longer. This year I thought it's it's nine guys hidden and there's no strategy involved and honestly thought a lot of the Games. This year lacked the excitement and the strategy that the national nationally game showed you every single night so I mean I'm totally against the D. H. I hope they go back to pitcher sitting. I don't think it's going to happen but it's unfortunate because to me, the American League game is is much more boring than the National League you. So you don't think you think the is going to be both league. When we come back next year for I think so so and that's fine. I'll adapt to it. But if you ask me, my opinion in my opinion is that I like naturally baseball better. I'm not going to sit here and go all baseball socks I'm lucky to do it I'm doing I, love any form of baseball. But if I had my druthers I, am a nationally guy, I was a bench guy I went in on a double switches I made a career of going in a double switches..
"washington nationals" Discussed on Reality Steve Podcast
"Life's great are your healthy and it's still a hard game but I think you know every team had to go through this and they all had to make sacrifices but I think it affected the nets more than any other team in the sense that they went to the top of the baseball mountain last year they played the most intense games of their career of their lives as baseball players, they want it all. In front of a national audience, a worldwide audience. Then all of a sudden you know you have the parade and you know management comes back and signs back almost everybody. And then you have no victory lap, there's no you come out to first base line and get your rings on opening day. You raise the banner in front of forty. Thousand screaming. Fans at Nats Cart everywhere. You going DC your Rockstar with your ring on. You don't pay for dinners. You don't pay for drinks and all the great things that come. With winning the world championship, it's the toughest ticket in town. Nobody can go to a nets game this year because you know they're defending champs in everybody wants to see him play. So in that regard as a team and the guys that were there last year, the veteran players imagine experiencing the greatest thing you ever have as a baseball player and coming. Out with no fans at all nobody there's nobody in the stands you're just you're trying to get up for a game. You just played game seven of the world series, and now you're playing game one of a sixty game season in front of Delwan. So you could see and I heard through the grapevine that is affecting the guys that were here. Last year, how do I-? Ramp up for this? The fans are my adrenaline and you could see the level of play I thought throughout Major League baseball initially the concentration level in the extra layer of accountability, which is forty thousand people in there. Nightly basis just wasn't there. So you're seeing bad based running your seen airs because of concentration or lack thereof. In. The brand of the game eventually ramped up to where it is now but getting back to my point I don't think it affected any other team more than infected the Washington nationals coming off a world series championship. Yeah and can totally see that based on everything you just laid out for us. It's yeah. It's got to be tough and in the beginning as as a fan and as a viewer of baseball. I probably felt the same way. The players did on the field like it's just it's just this is not what we're used to I know that it's because of covid and we're everything's been thrown out of whack in our lives not just sports. But yeah, I mean sports are away to you know kind of. Get an ingratiate ourself into something like fantasy because we aren't good enough to do what those guys do, and you WanNa live and die by what your team does and to see them play in front of a an empty stadium and I it just you know I it was tough and as a broadcaster for you like you said every time that's played at home, you obviously broadcast home, but you didn't travel with the team you had to broadcast the Games on TV. On the road from the stadium, you'd still go to the stadium in broadcasting, but he had to watch on a monitor. How. How was it difficult for you or after a while? Did you get used to it or you're just like got him now that the season's over like I really hope we don't do that again. Let me preface it with I have the greatest job in the world I talk about something that I? Love every day for a living I mean you can relate. And, get to go to a major league ballpark every day and talk about baseball for four hours and teach fans the intricacies of the game in hopefully be funny once in a while just have a great time doing it but to your question, it absolutely suck this year because because. Of all my years of training, Steve I look out there and I feel like I see things that you know a lot of people don't in the game and I'll ask my producer for something I'll say, Hey, these guys are talking over here. That has to do with like the last time we played Blah Blah Blah. So when you're not there, you're not the BALLPARK when they're on the road retz park say they're in city field you can't see those things. So I'm limited to what is on the screen and in a lot of my. Assists in a season is my relationships with players that I felt over the last ten years. I feel like they know, I'm not gonNA crush them unless there's no other way to do it. I realize how hard it was to play a game for a play the game for a living I talked to him every day something's I use on TV, somethings I don't use on. TV. But there's relationships there with players and coaches and staff that I've developed over ten years that we weren't allowed to be around the players at all this year, it was from my car to the booth back to my car and they had like a route that we went through the ballpark where we were not anywhere near the players. So there was no conversation zoom calls every day. Zoom, calling, grabbing Ryan Zimmerman or Anthony Rent around the cage and say in to what happened last night what was that? What was that pitchers problem with you? You know when you get the inside scoop and and then you decide whether you want to relay that to the fans. And I think the players know that that I have their back for the most part and I think the relationships that I built I missed those dude I miss those more than anything this year I miss being around the guys I, Miss Being around the coaching staff? I miss being around all those you know that's baseball. It's my life. It's the only thing I know a tiny little bit about. So to along answer your question is it sucked I mean it wasn't. The same. As Your Gut, it was baseball and I got to do with my partner Bob Carpenter and we had a good time. We made it really conversational up there like almost a podcasts at the game going on in the background because you know what am I really going to analyze if I haven't done the prep work that I'm used to doing you know outbreak down a play for you but I'm getting my information on twitter and so might as well have been just. Another fan up their their sheer. So we tried to make it fun for for the viewers and we understood what it was and and I and I. I'm lift the curtain back. Kind of guy I wanted to make it perfectly nor the fans. This was hard for Bob to call the play by play and it was difficult for me to analyze a game without talking to players, seeing things that she with my own eyes and not just in a little. Box that I'm looking at their on the desk in front of me take a break here real quick talk to you about magic spoon grownup cereal one of the best parts of being a kid. I ate it every night before bed but had to give it up because I realize it was full of sugar and junk. You really shouldn't eat and now that I'm trying to watch my weight a little bit more. Trying to cut down on CARBS and sugar and unhealthy foods. I realized basically, it can eat everything all the time especially at forty five years old but. With magic spoon, we're talking about zero that has zero zero sugar, twelve grams of protein and only three net grams of carbon these serving four flavors of cocoa fruity, frosted, and blueberry tastes. Amazing. 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"washington nationals" Discussed on Reality Steve Podcast
"And I was kind of Leery of going down there for that last broadcast because things were starting to get a little gnarly and then we we actually came home after that and that's the last time until last week that traveled, we did all the Games at home this year and. I went to see my daughter who moved to Denver last week and and here we are with a world series that I thought would never happen. Yeah I know it's crazy. There's so much baseball stuff to talk about and I'm trying to think of where I want to even begin. But let's begin with you as a broadcaster doing this season. We know what it everything went down in like said in February, you were the last game to broadcast. It goes postponed at the time it was postponed. Did you ever think that there was going to be a season? I at the time it was postponed Steve Thought. It was good. I was going to be like a month delay I didn't know what was going on and then all of a sudden it was like you know once things got really super Concerning across the world across the country, I was like there's not going to be a season this year, an initial response was you know that's fine. There's more important things in life than sports in baseball. Let's let's get it together as a country. Let's get together as as a a world. Figure this thing out. So I was really overly concerned whether there was going to be baseball or not initially I. I was of of the thinking that be careful tinkering with the game and and making all these new rules in shorting season but it was nice to get back to work. They pulled it off I. Didn't think we'd get to this point once the marlins had their breakout in the cardinals at their breakout. but it was all strange for everybody like I said, sports is whatever I mean this. There's far more important things going on the world in sports right now and. I'm glad we get to watch world series. Everything's been a little bit different but here we are. You know the crazy thing about all. That was when you talk about the marlins out in the cardinals breakout is and I didn't even realize this until the season ended. And for those that don't know marlins had a breakout on their team had to postpone a lot of games and make up a lot of games with doubleheaders and same with the cardinals and I remember it was about twenty to twenty four games into the season for most teams. and. The marlins had played I think three and the cardinals had played five and I'm like there is they're gonNA end up with maybe forty, eight, fifty, they're gonNA be ten games left how they're going to do this. But not only did they end up finishing with I? Think everyone got sixty games and maybe there was some teams they got fifty, eight, hundred, fifty nine but it wasn't like someone was down to forty five or fifty games. The other crazy thing was, and maybe you don't even know this was the record in those doubleheaders for the cardinals in the Marlins they actually played better I believe the Marlins were. Ten four in double headers and under five hundred and all the rest of their games and cardinals same thing over five hundred doubleheaders but basically, a five hundred team without it, a both teams ended up making the playoffs I it just it really kinda worked out for them in a weird kind of way. It did in the season is what it is. It's hard for me to really wrap my arms around it when the nets for nineteen and thirty one last year, they battled all season. It came back and made it to the wildcard game and won the World Series through an incredible playoff run and for a guy that's been baseball his whole life you know that there's the crying one, hundred, sixty, two games which exposes the. Depth of your franchise with injuries and how you overcome adversity in a sixty games sprint. It is what it is. I think Major. League baseball did a great job pulling it off It's just strange for me to sit here and think about sixty games a season but we'll take a reading get or at the world series hats off to all the guys for quarantining spending time away from their families are not used to. Being in the bubble right now in major league baseball for making the adjustments after the Marlins in the cardinals had their deal. Yeah. I sixty games. When I first heard of it, I mean when the talks were going on in May and June about will let's start right after the all star break we'll have a ninety to one hundred game season. I was like, okay I mean it's That seems suitable obviously at the the the numbers are going to be adjusted. Baseball is such a statistic sport that you're just not going to have the numbers that you would in a regular season, and then it came out like Oh, we're just GONNA have a sixty game season and you know sixteen teams are GonNa make the playoffs and I'm like, okay. I get that you. WanNa. Have something I'm glad that they're doing something to bring some normalcy back and we can have our sports back but. Surely. There's going to be a giant asterisk at the end of the season of who wins this thing and but then. I admit I didn't watch much regular season baseball. I just couldn't get into it I watched the first couple of weeks and I'm like Kat. It's just so bizarre without any fans there, and it really goes to show how much fans play a role in sports. But when I started watching the playoffs and I've watched pretty much all the playoff games you realize that it's not like these guys are going through the motions and are like a big deal. We're GONNA, win a sixty game season world championship like. It's legit like they. This is no different than any other season other than minus one hundred games of a regular season. Well, they sacrificed a lot to get there. Like I said a lot of protocol a lot of things that take you away from your routine baseball players about their routine, and there was nothing routine about this year. So having to get to the ballpark in staggered groups having six buses to field taking tests every day the anxiety of waking up in the morning in my positive in my negative or am I gonNA play today? It's hard enough baseball's the hardest sport in the world in my opinion when everything's going well. Off The field your family.
"washington nationals" Discussed on Reality Steve Podcast
"This week because it's not very bachelor related at all or Bachelorette. Did at all. We are bringing back a friend of mine your them about six months ago. F P Santangelo, former Major League baseball player current analyst for the Washington nationals on the mass network. We're going to talk baseball in this podcast and a little bit of Bachelorette. So in case you missed it. Last night on my instagram live with Ashley Spivey, we covered a lot of things. A lot of things I. Know You have a lot of questions. I would suggest going to instagram live. If you miss instagram live I, say it a lot but I still get people saying, Hey, Mr Graham live where can I watch it? You go to my instagram page click on that little TV icon and it has every single instagram live that Ashley and I have ever done since we started this back in. God March April whenever we started it. They're all there every single one of them. So you can miss it live. You don't have to watch it live there all archived. So go there go to my instagram account, click on that TV icon and you'll see all the lives still there but we talked about the Ashley JP stuff we talked about easy. We talked about Garrett's unfortunate. Interaction with a Garrett. Keep forgetting his last name not Garrett Bex Fiance Garrett who is on Hannah Brown season his unfortunate comments that he made to A. Someone who posted on his picture? We talked about the double standard on the dodgeball date. We talked about prom gate that broke, and then you saw actually and I both posted prom pictures. On. Twitter instagram last night check that out. That was interesting. We talked about. Claire not, getting giving. Getting attention from the guys and what she did we talked about the whole brandon incident, a lotta good stuff and really kind of went off on a couple of times on just bachelor nation and look I know there are a lot of fans out there that don't comment on anything and just listen to podcasts and watch the show and talk about it with their friends. You guys are great. It's the missiles that have to comment every five seconds about anything. And their comments are always either negative or based in. Misinformation. You know look. I I I don't get it and I guess I never will. But I know it's also part of the franchise now but I would just suggest to people if you're if you're really thinking about commenting on something that you saw a television show. You sent out that tweet before you send out that facebook post. Before you hit send read back what you wrote. And then determine does this really need to be said? Just do that for me. Please because some of the stuff that we're seeing on the Internet now is just ridiculous and I just. I don't really get it but. Whatever. You do you I guess look at I said it on the live and I'll say it again I know your response to that is going to be Steve. It's a free country can say whatever I want what we're not allowed to have opinions. No you are allowed to have opinions. What I'm saying is maybe you should hold back your opinions that are crucifying other people or shitting on somebody else that's all I'm saying. Maybe, just hold those back. Because that's those are the ones I'm talking about not talking about you saying. Hey Wasn't a huge fan of his dodgeball date, but it was entertaining. Yeah. Something like that and it's just basic similar or in. Basic and simple. I just don't get the unbelievable amount of hatred. Clare's been on two episodes in it's just like she. She's like the worst human being ever compared to you compared to. Some people and I just I don't understand it for the life of me. So. That's all I ask just before you send out that tweet just think twice and be like is this really need to be said do I really am I really this bothered by this? That's all. Anyway. We're talking baseball, and if you heard him back in February, he was with Jacqueline trumbull because their friends and I found out they were friends when Jacqueline took a picture with him one night and I'm like, Hey, you know f. b. and there's a whole backstory between how I messaged P.. I slid into FP's DM's one day a couple of years ago. Just tell him I thought he was a great analyst. And as baseball fan I really appreciate that he is excellent. Once again, if you're a baseball fan got even if you're just an average when you don't have to be a die hard just listened to him talk about the sport and break it down the way he does he's he's awesome. I. Love Talking Baseball with F. P. and I hope you enjoy this too. So get ready Epi said, handle a podcast number two. Oh, five. Okay let's bring him in. He is the color analyst for the Washington nationals on mass, and he just completed his ten season with the team. It's F P Santangelo F. B. how you doing. I'm doing great man thanks for having me on again it's been a while, but hope you're doing well, hope you're hanging in there and like always it's great to catch up with you. We had you on around February I. Think it was literally the day or two before you left for Spring Training when we had you on with Jacqueline Trumbull, who's a friend of mine and a guest and friend of yours as well. And obviously got so much stuff has happened since then it was it was so funny because I remember talking to you. Back, in February, like, yeah I'm about to head out to spring training and then Who knew that all this would come down and then the last you know crazy seven or eight months. We were actually the last game on air on March twelve in about the fifth inning during the broadcast, they canceled the season. So it was just such an odd scenario. There's a full house in West Palm Beach at the ballpark they were playing the. in in the fifth inning, we got word the season had been postponed. So we just kept on going on which broadcasts made.
"washington nationals" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"This is the working sports podcast. In honor of baseball returning finally, I hope I think it looks that way. I wanted to bring back one of my favorite episodes over the last few years. Tricky stor from the Washington nationals organization. I also want to state for the record before we get into this episode. As bill simmons from the ringer gets rightfully dragged this week on social media. Not All people from Boston Are Racist Idiots I've never really liked. Bill Simmons always found to be snarky smog and elitist and see a lot of people saying things on social media like he's from Boston. What do you expect? Well I. Don't know about you, but I judge people based on their actions, not where they are from or what they look like. Don't lump me in with that clown because we share an area code. But let's get into something more positive trip. keister is the winningest manager Potomac nationals history. But he doesn't care about that. What he cares about is player development. Since the day we started this podcast I've had fans ask repeatedly. Please get someone in player development. This has been one of my big failures. Todate. I've struck out a lot. And, I've asked in every possible League for player development representation on our podcast. have struck out a lot. Of Likely requested interviews with thirty or forty different people in player development, and resulted in thirty or forty pretty polite. No, thank you. I've had a couple successes. Dan duquette was on earlier this year, and although his main title is GM of the Baltimore Orioles of the Boston. Red Sox and the Montreal Expos, his Real Passion for player development that development of somebody from raw policy to Major League player. We've had on dior geared senior player manager of the NFL PA one of my successes, and if you ask me, one of our best interviews today. And the reason, it's so interesting in such a great topic is because player development is really interesting. Helping elite athletes develop as people serving them so that he can be the best version of themselves on campus or in the minors, and the big time is really fascinating. It's a cool process. As, you likely have noticed. I'm also a little obsessed with the development side of people in general that path from student to professional is fascinating to me. The steps people take to find their true calling and to master their art form the influencers who have guided them the tough love that drove them. The little micro decisions have resulted in massive change. All of this fascinates me. which is why I like. You wanted to have more guests player development. Well here we go tricky. Sir Love this guy. He is a single manager of the Potomac nationals. He's the winningest manager and Potomac nationals history, but you know what it says on his account. They works in player development. It doesn't say manager anywhere doesn't talk about his achievements. Accolades of records. He said anything like that. It says he works in player development. He knows and understands roll. It doesn't say he's the master. Double switches or pitch counts says he's in development of the young men that come through his dugout. And they all do as a manager of the Washington nationals high a team most, if not all of their top draft, picks and prospects start with trip. This again fascinates me about this for a second trip is managing a bunch of eighteen year olds embarking on their future, not just on the field, but often their first time away from home, their first time having to manage their own lives. This makes me wonder. How is trips experience developing these young men, any different than Mike Judge managing the inside sales staff of the Cleveland browns. Is the same. Is Managing people managing people. It's the same across. Is Motivation and technique evaluation and disciplined the same whether you are developing high powered athletes or entry level employees. I found this conversation with trip fascinating and his overall approach to developing young men into really good productive. Success is different for everyone. Some will reach the majors. Some won't but I think they will all look back and remember the influence of trip keister. Let's get into it. Here's my main trip. A trip. How's it going today? Great Brian. How are you I'm doing great. I'm so excited to talk to you. You're one of the first real coaches that I've had been able to have on the show, and before we get into.
"washington nationals" Discussed on 5 Things
"Good Morning World Series Champions they beat the Houston Astros Sixty two on Wednesday night for the first championship Areso champions the first championship in Washington nationals history but go back then the nationals finally win a championship and they did it in the most bizarre mark yet four consecutive times they beat Houston Astros at the wall all season long came through yes the nationals are your starter Max Scherzer went only five innings but a three inning shutout gem from Patrick Corbin rest is history the astros well they got a decent start from Zach Cranky but couldn't dodgers cardinals and later the best team in baseball during the regular season the Astros to bring the Washington mystics one the Wnba finals happy Halloween Oh and cold in the forecast for some areas USA today whether reporter Doyle Rice Israel us this Thursday it is going to be bitterly cold for a lot of people now a great Halloween forecast in a lot of the country a couple of places that it'll be not too bad the far west like in California other than the wildfires it's GonNa be the scheduled to vote on Thursday surrounding future procedures in the impeachment inquiry of create and we'll put legislators particularly moderate ones under scrutiny heading into vote give more transparency to the process as a whole and while the inquiry will continue press has more on how that would work if articles of impeachment are are approved in the pretty much make the rules the way they want to make the rules provided they can hold onto mccray leader got together and arrived at a workable set of rules that relationship as Lott and Daschle did twenty years ago and on Thursday the house impeachment. Oh Bite it. Timothy Morrison the National Security Council's Senior Director for Europe and Russia that trump and his European Union ambassador Gordon Sandline inappropriately pressured Ukraine Southern California continued to get more severe as well in Simi Valley a city as of Wednesday night and the fire was threatening at least seven thousand buildings the break by chewing through vegetation surrounding the complex and a dip in high winds anders. We'd might be featured on the show on Wednesday. We asked for predictions in game seven. You can catch the new episodes of five things Monday through Saturday on apple podcasts and..
"washington nationals" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Just no kids exist in the world join us each week as we honestly share what it's like to be a parent you really hard really hard for them either no good show will just be five minutes and dozens and raise crying and screaming until they address is way to join us each week as we judge you laugh laugh more and remind you that you are doing a great job find us on maximum fun dot org on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts rules to its goals i i'm jesse thorn i'm talking with sean doolittle he's a pitcher for the washington nationals it must have been strange strange when you finally walked into a major league stadium in you know equipment manager handed your uniform with their name on the back of it that it came in such a different way then you must have imagine six years previously five years previously when you started playing pro ball a little bit 'em you know once one weird thing about when i got the call to go to the big leagues i was with us are are aaa team we're in tacoma washington and the manager of the aaa team was trying to get in touch with me he was calling my cell phone but because it was like it was like nine o'clock in the morning which forum a baseball player a minor my it it might as well been like four in the morning you know because after the game by the time we get home 'em most you know and then we we finally eat and then we wind down you know you're not going to bed until one or two so my roommate woke up and and he was hearing my phone go off and he's he woke me up he said hey man a bushy are manager dan bush she said she's gonna call you 'em you know you need he said he knew the answer your phone and you know he called me and told me though is going to oakland in that that i needed to get anything changing it down a lobbyist sues i could cause they had they had a game at night and they were gonna need for the game and a so i go downstairs and by the time i get downstairs like nine thirty ten o'clock and a you know the the traveling the secretary from these calls me and tells me that a my flights not till three o'clock so it's like i just went city airport because i was like i don't wanna miss my flight you know i n a i was i was that excited 'em finally getting to the coliseum in in oakland it gave me chills because when i was a kid we had season tickets to these days my dad was in the air force and and we were stationed at castle air force base in atwater california which is it's now a museum it's no longer a un active airbase but we had a season ticket package where every weekend we would we would drive an hour hour and a half days games and that was my first experience with baseball and 'em that's when i first started the fall in love with the game and meows three four and five years old but 'em so i don't remember a lot of it but i do remember it in i have all these pictures of me and my brother in decked out nays gear at the coliseum and a you know here i was twenty twenty years later a you know getting a chance to put that uniform on and go play on that field in it's a it gives me goosebumps still thinking about it
"washington nationals" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Had been given the green light that you know two days from now is gonna go back to sacramento rejoin the team as a first baseman so i was about to be healthy see again and then i had the wrist injury happened but throughout the summer i was surprised at the way that i was able to you know throw strikes and repeat some of the mechanic aspects so my delivery in a way the the wrist injury was a blessing in disguise because it gave me the it gave me time it bought me time i knew that i wasn't gonna play it all in two thousand eleven so i wasn't rushing for anything 'em i knew we had months to to mess around and see if this was gonna be something that i could maybe do at some point in my career and you know i can remember from the first time i got on the mound i was able to consistently throw strikes had that been the case when five years earlier when you were in college yeah locating knock on wood was something that was one of my one of my strengths 'em but what came this time around was a little bit more velocity from the time i pitched in college until this point two thousand eleven i had put on a i put on a lot of weight i'd grown up i'd had trained for four years as a first baseman i was trying to hit for power 'em so i was adding as much muscle a as i could and so i think that helped me repeat my delivery but it also allowed me to throw a little bit harder 'em but the weird thing was in the back of my head 'em i don't ever remember thinking oh my gosh this is gonna be my tickets to the big leagues this is my golden ticket i was really at a point where i didn't have any expectations for it i was just looking for a way to get off the disabled list and get back onto the field and i kind of wanted to do that thing that you like doing which is playing baseball ball high missed it i missed it and i was willing to do anything that i had to to get back out there and you know i didn't wanna look back in in fifteen or twenty years and say man like how i wish i would have tried that or i wish i would have thrown myself into that a little bit more i in the way that i was able to do it that summer making the switch was 'em we went all in i had i had help from ryan and my coach garvan and i remember a in instructional directional league in the fall of two thousand eleven 'em at this point i had thrown one professional inning as a pitcher at the very very end of the two thousand eleven season and a i was throwing ninety five ninety seven miles an hour and it was it it was really weird because i'd never been put on a radar gun up to that point i didn't know how hard i was able to throw i'll continue my conversation with sean doolittle in a minute he'll tell me about the time he finally got to play in the majors and how it almost went entirely tiredly one hundred percent wrong it's both i for maximum fund dot org and npr support for this podcast and the following message come from sierra nevada brewing company in nineteen eighty with a few thousand dollars and use area quit ken grossman founder cheering the battle brewing kens award winning ails propelled him from home brewer to craft brewery today can and his family still own one hundred percent of the company one of the most successful independent craft breweries in america martin cr nevada dot com.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from google from connecticut california from mississippi tim minnesota millions of businesses are using google tools to grow online learn how google is supporting businesses in your state at google dot com slash economic impact will side with jesse thorn is a production of maximum fund dot org and is distributed by npr it's both my guess is sean doolittle he's a relief pitcher with the washington national he's been an all star this close games in the playoffs it's been a great career guy wasn't even supposed to be a pitcher sean is also one of the nicest people in the game the kind of player that you hear about wanna root for even if he isn't on your team he's worked with veterans groups he's spoken publicly for lgbt rights hosted a thanksgiving dinner with a bunch of syrian refugees recently he started a campaign to visit end slug an independent bookstore in the book he loves in every city he goes to on the he s p n asked if he was the most interesting person in baseball and he answered that question might be yes when we chatted back in twenty seventeen sean was at spring training with the oakland a's i actually invited sean on the show because i'm in eight span giants win first baseman second but i'm span in one day i noticed that one of my favorite asian favorite one of my tweets so i sent him a d m and he said yeah i love the show i'll totally come on here's a highlight reel we threw together showing shawn's best strikeout doolittle is to face the left handed hitting brad miller quick work of brownsville slider fastball that will do in it's a good one didn't expect that chumming swing it'll be like by about that sean doolittle wasn't doubles i think you so much for coming on the show hey man thanks for having i mean i guess this is a dumb question but did you always want to be a professional baseball player yeah i mean ever since i was a little kid that's all i wanna do i played all sports growing up starting with t ball and played soccer her in the fall a little bit of football basketball in the winter but 'em you know by the time i got to high school baseball had become my favorite because it it it it came the most natural to me so this is definitely a dream come true to be playing the major leagues did you ever think when you were seventeen or nineteen years old about how much of your life you had poured into this thing that basically could disappear if you you you know got in a car accident or rolled over you're ankle wrong or something like that yes definitely i was i was really aware of that especially being a pitcher 'em just the you know inherit volatility of being a pitcher the thee occupational hazard that come with being a picture of the risk of arm injury and stuff like that and that's another reason why it was important for me to go to school 'em being able to go to a school like the university of virginia in start working towards my degree i left after my junior year so i have three years of college under my belt and at some point i'll go back and finish but like you said to have that safety net in place to how already having a you know a
"washington nationals" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I appreciate you sharing this on july fourth here your hometown team will start with the washington nationals and of course you live there you you know what's going on they lost again today shut out the red sox they're swept by the red sox here as i always say boy if you get double digits back you could be in trouble of course atlanta lost today too but what's going on with the nats they are they are just absolutely not hitting there's no offense there and they're in kind of a strange place because you know the teams that are contenders and everybody this time of year is talking about who can we get you know is the trade deadline's approaching well this team in a tough spot yet has got some young talent they got some guys that maybe if they really wanted to make an impact trade they could but it's probably not in their best interest to do so they've got a hope that the guys who are on their roster right now are the guys who can get it turned around danny murphy he's done very little since he came back from his injury starting to show some signs that's crucial bryce harper yeah he's got a lot of home runs but he's just become another one of those forty homer to twenty hitter guys and you know that's that's not the impact guy that they need so they've got live and hope that the guys they have in the roster comeback ryan zimmerman met weaders both coming back from the dl shortly well who knows what you get from those guys they their best austin should player most consistent go years been anthony run down the third baseman they're trying to do some things at the top of the order an enemy who's come back he's a real catalyst that allows no bad trade turner second so now they can start to create some things at the top of the order but there's not a lot they can do because most of their positions are locked in and if you look at it if you look at the names he's look at the the past performance is still probably the most talented roster in the national league but that doesn't do anything from four davy martinez right now all right on a scale of one to ten ten being very concerned and one oh it's okay it's early where are you with the nets me i'm not concerned but if you're a nets fan i mean you're you're probably you know five or six and it was kind of funny i was watching the other night and and that piece centennial you guys know well does the caller on their tv broadcast and he said okay nets fans we'll we'll walk in you jump on the bandwagon in the second half it's coming when he goes i'm not sure window but it's coming just trying to be over the years but yeah there's a lot of concern here in in in the biggest thing you know it's not like they can go make a big deal like i said you've got the harper situation is in these walk here and you can see him pressing what are they doing you know the the the kid who's who's come up and just been a revelation is the guy the future if you're the nets you gotta be wondering what do you do going forward what the harper situation do you even try to keep them do you hope that scott boris will say hey hey this is one of those deals where i'm going to do the one year contract for big bucks and hope he has a better year and put him back in the free agent market their spot yeah they are boy interesting paul white with this it is july fourth.