Listen: San Diego Padres, Diamondbacks, Mark Maguire discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"Basically? Well, it was a lucky break after the game with me, and I said that was not look. You've practiced that probably a hundred times a day since you were a kid. I've read about him. He's an Australian rules football kid, and he just loves kicking the football. So he's going to be very interesting to watch. I don't know whether that qualifies as offense of her defensive rookie of the year, but he's going to be one of those Seahawks by the way I think are going to be really good. Everybody says, well, they got all these questions about them. I think they're going to be really good. Lastly, this has nothing to do with the NFL nothing, but I met Mark Maguire on this trip. He's the bench coach for the San Diego Padres. I went down one day Bill Johnston, the former PR guy, the San Diego Chargers did not go with them when the chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. So now the Los Angeles chargers have new PR staff, mostly new and Bill Johnston is. Is the San Diego Padres. I think he's director of corporate communications, but he's got a PR job with the Padres. And so he invited me down. I went down with Don a pseudo and his son Dom is the editor of my column football morning in America. And we went down and we got a tour of the clubhouse and everything spent some time with the general manager AJ prelature and had a good time also got to meet. We were there. They were playing the Diamondbacks Tori level low, the Diamondbacks manager, and I had a good conversation. I got to meet Nick Ahmed of the shortstop for the Diamondbacks who I don't even. I don't know if he knew this or whatever. But when I was in high school in Connecticut, Nicomedes mom was a good friend of mine Janus Arado. So I got to meet Nick, watch him play, and. God, he's sixteen Jackson's year pretty good anyway. So mitt, Mark Maguire. He was just sitting alone watching some tape. In some side room in near where the Padres club houses and normally in a situation like that, what you wanna do is basically, hey, good to meet you. You know, pleasantries all that stuff, but we actually talk for a few minutes and at the end of it, I just said to him, you know, I really admire how you handled what must have been hellish situation for you and how you've come out on the other side and you seem to have rebuilt your life and you're just a regular guy in baseball. I said, I just think that's very cool. I don't know if people notice that or whatever, but I Meyer the way you came out of it and he goes, thank you. He said, I love the game. I love baseball. It's just a cute moment of that. Sometimes you, you're on a training camp trip tour and unexpected things happen, and it's just kind of fun. But anyway, those are a few thoughts I have about training camp. I'm not sure whether this works, whether you'd rather hear me talk to somebody, but I just thought it would be fun to you. You know to basically do something a little bit different on the podcast this week, and I appreciate you bearing with me and listening while I ramble a little bit about NFL training camps. Thanks to my guest, Joe Horrigan and me Peter King. If you enjoy these conversations, be sure to listen and subscribe to other great episodes in my podcasts, such as my conversations with Tom Brady, Roger Goodell, and Larry FitzGerald. You can find these on apple podcast, Google play or any where you get your podcasts and don't forget to leave a review while you're there. You can also hear the Peter King podcasts on Sirius XM radio every Saturday morning at seven. AM on mad dog sports radio Sirius. XM channel eighty two. Thanks to the fine folks cadence, thirteen for their production work. And thanks of course to my sponsors, draft kinks and hymns. Please support them the way they support this podcast. And I'll see you next week."