Baseball, Bob Watson, Houston Astros discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
Back and we will be here every week for you through the baseball season. Of course we hope that the baseball season. We'll get started here in twenty twenty but we decided we're going to kick it off we have Julia McWilliams. A beat writer for the Red Sox from the Boston Globe will also have an addition of foul or fair prefers. Here's getting rob to lead off. It's getting and keep them up. Rob's hot take the three biggest stories in Major League Baseball Star Number One. There is hope that baseball can be played this year at least especially after three of the biggest stage and their governors New York California Texas all said that they're gonNA be open for business in June for Major League sports. There won't be any fans but they're welcoming major league teams to play games now. It's up to the baseball players. Union and the owners to come together and figure something out. I don't expect the Union the Ben Dover and give up everything that they worked for. I don't I get it. They've worked hard not to have a salary cap so auto expect one but I also understand the owners from the standpoint. This won't be baseball as usual. There will be no money coming from fans. There will be no parking money. There will be no concession money. They'll be no merchandising money that this sold the stadium. That's big time money. That's going to be law. So the money can't be the same. There has to be some happy medium. We cannot not have baseball if the states or allowing during his pan-demic for games to be played. Come on baseball. This is not nineteen ninety-four. We can't accept that we need you guys to come to some sort of agreement that's going to work for both parties for baseball for the players union and most of all for all the baseball fans at home dying to watch the national pastime. This coming summer July fourth would be a great day to kick off Major League baseball. Yes baseball hot dogs Apple Pie and Chevrolet on July fourth would be sweet news for all of US number two. I WANNA pay my respects to Bob Watson the former all star and former general manager of both the Astros in the Yankees who passed last week at age. Seventy four Bob Watson. Somebody I was around. I was working in New York at the time back in. Nineteen Ninety six when he became the first black general manager to win a world series with the nineteen ninety-six and he's the man who broke the long slump. The Yankees had him winning a world series by the moves he made and the team he put together truth. Be When you look at that Yankee Dynasty Bob Watson is the guy who was the first engineer of it. He's the one who put it together. Brian Cashman took it over from Bob Watson and continued to win Bob Watson played. Fourteen Major League seasons was a good ballplayer. And what's a good general manager when you think back to that one thousand nine hundred ninety six run hours remember. The one movie made to get Graham Lloyd. The left-handed Pitcher. Go look it up. Graham Lloyd was huge. Inet world series getting left bats out especially Ryan Klesko from the braves. Yes indeed without that move who knows if the Yankees would have won that world series but they did and Bob Watson should get plenty of credit rust in Peace Bob Watson Number. Three by by Alex Bregman. Yes that's what he told Clutch Sports. He doesn't want to be a part of Lebron James's group anymore because Lebron James's group is going to do a documentary about the astros cheating. Wait a minute really. You mean the one where the general manager and the manager got wacked from baseball year. You mean that one now. Bregman doesn't want to be a part of it because they're going to put out the truth about what went down in that situation. How we is that. I thought pregnant would stand-in for the hot stove and heavy the heater and apparently not. He's not going to accept that people are going to talk about. This people are going to report on. This people are going to dissect this yes. You guys did it. The Houston Astros. Have to take your lumps. You can't run from everywhere that what you're GonNa do anybody who talks about or criticizes the Astros in what they did. They're cheating scandal to win that world series in two thousand seventeen really.