Mariano Rivera, Cecil Fielder, Red Sox discussed on Mike's On
And and you know, maybe one of the highest compliment I heard the other day, a gentleman came up to me says, no, I just find it. So odd Mariano Rivera was like the only Yankee I could never dislike, you know. Just coming from a Red Sox fan that just tells you the type of Merced person that bowl was and I think people appreciate it. How he went about his business. He never showed any what up. He's always humble. I mean, always quiet humble the whole thing. And you you don't see everybody be that way. Of course. But I mean, he really seemed like it was something very real. And he was although he was I don't know if he was behind the scenes was he kind of a leader with the other players was he was he definitely alita. What did he stay away from that stuff? No, no. He was a leader. Jeff, definitely leader. And he was a leader in the clubhouse is a leader in the bullpen. And maybe part of my, you know, you think about. Parts of the day that used to make you laugh, you know, when I was a manager. I used to think about, you know, Canoas milky sitting around Alex, you could hear them laughing all the way something watch, Alex, Dan, silly it making everybody laugh, I think about mole going into Robbie kacoos his office and just needling, you know, about all kinds of things about faith, and politics and inherited Bobby gets, you know, start to raise his voice at Bo would just be sitting on the couch. And I mean everyone wanted to be around because there was there was. He was genuine, and he was relaxed all the time, and it was funny. Well, it's gonna make you proud to manage haven't managed guys like that. I mean, I know it's about winning and you did that too. But it's got to be nice. When you watch these guys get into the hall of fame. Well, I feel fortunate that was on the same field as these guys, and I was able to compete against these guys these guys that you tell your grandkids about, you know, fortunately, my son got my kids got to see a little bit. But and you know, they got to know the Rivera's 'cause we live basically in the same area. But how old is he now your son? He is a junior in high school. So he's been. And because every day, I can tell the people this when I would do my show from the stadium, which I did a million times through the years before every big playoff game and before Red Sox games and med games. And everything Joe would be out there with his son. I remember when he was four when he was five when he was six when he was seven I'd watch you guys when I was up in the box doing this show, and you guys and you'd be out there with them for a long time every some from when he was up to your knee. You're out there. Has he and the only other player that I remember this about was Cecil Fielder would big daddy. He was out his kid a lot during the ninety s and I watched this kid walk hitting the ball left handed into the seats when he was like twelve years old. Your son was always a very good looking player is a baseball player. Yes. He yes. And he's gonna play in college. And he's committed to to f I you in and it's fun. I've got to spend a lotta position does he play is a shortstop okay smarter than I want more. He's got more power. But you know, it was weird. Because you know, we started in the outfield grass. Yep. Wanna hit the ball out of the ballpark? Hit over the fence. I I used to watch that every day. Yeah. Yeah. And we kept moving in. Now, he has to go back to the plate. Summation, and I have to have an screen now. Like, there's no way I'm ever to you without an L screen, you'll kill me. But it's it's it's enjoyable to watch and be a part of it. You know, I watch Cecil Fielder when he used to do it. And it was it was his kid. It was pretty fielder. Who look what he became? He became this big. When I watched him he was like twelve years old. He was a big kid at the time. But he was pounding the ball during those those nineties when he was on the team and the only other guy I remember that was your son being out there. I mean every single day you were out there doing that. That must be it must be very proud of that. Yes. I am. But your principles a slugger twelve years old? He was he's amazing. And he was hitting them out in Anaheim. And that's not easy. It wasn't just like he was in Yankee Stadium. He was in Anaheim hit them out when he was thirteen years old. And I think we're all wearing a little bit of off of a boy that age doing well, thanks for coming on. We'll talk to you soon. Thanks very much. I appreciate thanks like, my pleasure. Joe Girardi back after this. I. Farm Robert here. 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