Dodgers, Doug Glanville, Tim Kirk discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney


And on Saturday, Ravi, gonna be doing some play by play on radio, Dodgers, giants, in San Francisco. Get to work with my buddy Doug glanville, get a little radio feel as we get ready for the postseason. I think my buddy Tim Kirk and I are going to be calling a division series so it's a little warm up and it's a whole different ball game when you're doing radio versus television as you well know and sitting next to somebody like Doug, you know, it gives you a whole other look at the game, not a lazy done the radio all year, but he just looks at things in a different way and it's a game that doesn't really mean a lot as far as the standings go, the Dodgers are already the west winters, the Giants aren't going anywhere. But it will allow us to talk about all the things that we're going to talk about on the podcast. And I like his perspective as kind of that role player guy. Big city and his thoughts on where the Dodgers stand is arguably one of the great teams of all time or certainly one of the great teams that we've ever seen planned. Maybe I should coach it that way. Yeah, and I'm curious about sort of where he puts the Dodgers in that regard, given the concerns they have at the back end of their bullpen. It does seem like there's a good chance this weekend that you're going to be able to call the final out of the Dodgers 100th to win on the season, which would be remarkable. Thursday, of course, Roberto Clemente day. You know, we saw so many great scenes around baseball. I love the whole Tampa Bay lineup. Latin American players comprised 9 players in that lineup. You saw the scenes at Citi Field last night, all the Roberta clementi award winners joined together, Francisco Lindor hitting a home run. What jumped out to you? Well, I mean, what jumps out every year and I'm talking to the players that have won it and been involved with the sort of voting on it. I don't know buster that there is, at least in the players eyes, a more significant award that you can be recognized for. And I think they hesitate to even call it an award. You know, players tend to we always in our line of work, especially in television, want to learn more about the player. It's amazing and I guess I do understand it because I certainly am involved with a variety of causes. They don't seek the attention for the things that they do. Off the field, away from the branding, if you will. And I know that when you sit next to former winners, you know, that is the recognition they speak of way more than it literally than anything else. I'm not sure how they would compare it to a most valuable player. But whether it's going through your country, whether it is doing something within your community, whether it's taking care of kids, that resonates with them, and Lindor and the mets needed a win, they won 7 one and the focus was on Clemente and Puerto Rico and the bond and brotherhood and the significance of the man. So it really is, and I know we talk about it, but it really is something that the players take to heart. It's a significant significant recognition. And the other part of it is when you look at those that are nominated, they run the gamut of the 30 player team. It's not just the stars. You know, there's guys that are the 24th player that are getting recognized. So that part of it is really, really wonderful. And I know it means so much to those guys, but watching Lindor and the team and the celebration of Puerto Rico yesterday was really cool. I love the conversation every year about clementi. You know, I was just becoming a baseball fan just to be in his last year in 1972. I told the story in radio yesterday about remembering we didn't have a television on our farm, but we would get the New York Daily News and I can remember the picture of Roberto Clemente standing at second base with John matlak in the foreground. The mets pitcher who gave up that hit, you know, hit number 3000. I remember hearing on the radio months later about clementi passing away. I love looking at the highlights. I love, you know, you talk to players who competed against him to hear their stories. I mentioned, you know, one of the most famous highlights for Clemente is this incredible throw that he made in the 1971 series. Was going from second to third base, and I asked Murph, it was Eddie coach later in life with the San Diego Padres. Hey, what was that like? And he, at that time, he was very fast, but he said he was looking at third base as he's running in. He was like, oh my God, I can't believe that I might get thrown out. And it was your panic setting in and just him being amazed by clementi in that and the throw in his physical ability. And I agree with you to see the meaning of this award to the, you know, those who've won it in the past, you know and I know because we hear the stories behind the scenes when sometimes a major league teams put on these events, they put out the invite to the player and the players. I don't know if I want to go. And you saw all those guys yesterday. You saw Derek Jeter, you know, on Major League Baseball network doing interviews because of the meaning of the award. Yeah. And I'll say this. I mean, I guess this is the way I can relate what Roberto Clemente is meant. And I think I may have told you this story last year around this time. But I was like most a baseball card collector, a baseball card flipper. I would put them in the bike spokes. But baseball or tops always produced those extra large, almost cardboard baseball cards. They were probably.

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