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"Nice more players weekend. Yeah Okay Cool. What's your favorite ballpark food. Don Odd classic but you know what else is really good is bringing in some panda express from outside. Yeah I went when I was like now fourteen Atlanta. Somebody and we got hot dogs and then the guy in front of let's opened up his frigging. Chinese food and it's like the smell is just so strong and this is before they had like any other restaurants inside ballparks. Now you can get like brisket sandwiches all back then it was hot dogs and NACHOS. Someone's eating their hot dogs and Nachos this eaten speaking Taylor. I don't know it was but it smells so good. I was like wow smuggling Chinese you every time now and I always get people is giving me this lum come. I ask you all want this. I was going to do one more but I think that's a good one to end. It will end it there. It's like I overthrew and you scored on that that was so like I said we're GonNA talk about team. Shopping and what team shopping really is is this is something I do every single year because the mariners get eliminated from playoffs and so I come playoff time. I have to find a team that I want to cheer for. That's what I call it team shopping so so we're GONNA do some team shopping for you guys today and talk about teams that we would cheer for the teams that kind of depending what you're looking for in a team like what you like about your team and see if we can help you find a team that you that you like to see if I can say team one more time a content that might be a good fit for you to cheer for through the World Series so right now. This is a Saturday night the Saturday nights fourteenth gay we wanted. I wanted to do this early enough so you have a chance to follow somebody for the rest of the season than into the playoffs smart. It's not just a hat rack. Do have a lot of ads. I guess you wouldn't need Iraq and then I ah but anyways so this is where the standings are as of this moment Saturday night so the dodgers have clinched the braves have clinched actually clinched a spot today and the playoffs then we have the cardinals roles on top of the NFL central with the cubs three games back. That's that seems like it's going to be. The cubs are clenching. Thank right now. They're they're CLENCHING S. We'll put the nationals game and a half up on the cubs. The wildcard than the cubs had the second spot and then the brewers like we said are only a game back in the you got the mets or three games back phillies with three and a half but they're not they're not gonNa make some date now. They're not and I'm not going to have that kind of bryce Harper's. Only one man woman okay well. I don't want to jump ahead. I'll wait. We'll get there all right. That's fine and then then the landscape of the American League. You've got the a Yankees Astros and twins are on top of their respective divisions and I don't see anybody catching any of those now the Indians are five and a half back of the twins right now oh and that they're not gonNA catch him well. I'm the Indians won like nine hundred or something like that. They've been they've been playing very well lately but I'm they'd they'd have to sweep the Tran They're only six four no at Stanford anyway. You got as on top of the wildcard. They've got a game on the raise. The rays have a two-game lead on the Indians. K. In the Red Sox are nine and a half backup of the reason why they fired their their a guy. I guess so that's honestly something. I never thought I'd say my lifetime that the red sox are nine and a half the whole man that's insane so let's go through and what just pick a couple of teams that we that we think would be good to Quin. What's team the you like going into the team. I always room for if they're in the play Raff. Stan Adelstein acts even if angels I I I like the braves in the National League so I figure they are only ever going to you know meet the world series and if they ever do I obviously choose the angels but braves are my National League team for sure so I was root for them. Edits sucks like I I mean. I don't follow them too closely. I'm not able to watch any of their games really by always liked them and I think a lot of it is back from in from the nineties addicts gladden guys Chipper Jones for sure so oh and their logos tutored they're. They're loaded their sweet. I think you don't you have that Tomahawk alternative. I'll tell you I want to do my list of loved. Yeah Yeah me too and they're my team to watch a lot of dodgers games lately and I liked the dodgers and everything but I'm kind of of the opinion that if you don't win the world series after two tries to get out of the you know so yeah the braves remind too. I mean for the same reason that I've always liked to braise always followed one. I was like nine. I could have given you one through nine. The braves batting order plus. You know lobby. We can still say either their top three pitchers. You know small two glavin matters because those were the guys who I felt like I had. That's about the time I started catching. I had friends down down the street. Who that's who we watched all together since we were in a we didn't live at a baseball market we lived in Utah and so we'd watch braves games on my buddies Greg Maddux they try to work on their pinpoint accuracy and I'm like you're close I really got good of framing early because of that but but yeah no the the braves chipper Jones is one of my two or three favorite players of of all tired and so I I've always felt a connection to the braves and I'd like to see them do well now. They're finally contender and I think that teams teams cool man like a Kunia. That gets awesome awesome. I like him so cool thing about him. In the home run underbid how he was just like like you see everybody's spray charts or whatever he was just seemed like he was playing a game within the game all right. I'm GonNa hit wanted laughed. It's now under standard. I wonder right now on the Senate and I wonder right and like nobody else back to. It was a lot of fun to watch and the thing about him is that he had the most natural home runs out of everybody because his natural launch angle is way higher right because there's something they'd been talking about and yeah it was like he was taking batting practice yeah yeah yeah yeah he did he he did well. You know obviously didn't do as well as some of the guys like Vlad junior awesome but but no he he's a lot of fun to watch I like him. He's a great center fielder. here up. Sony home runs I mean I know there's one like last week that he didn't quite get but he's a great player all around. He's a lot of fun to watch. He's cool and then I know they have Freeman on there too you and I was he seems like solid all around you know like Kinda feels this taxi in every category so yeah and we found out the All Star game speaking of which he's apparently hilarious Freeman was he added they make them up the here's Mike up and he's a he's banning whenver landers pitching sweet swings throw strikes Osea. Oh sing like somebody in the booth like telling him. What was that like. It's GONNA go fast ball here something like that yeah it was it was fun. There's a lot of fun to watch him and there's something I posted on the VIP Group a few days ago where he was he'd gotten out at second base and I don't know who was shortstop or second. They can afford our team. I didn't get a good look but he slaps the ball out of his head. It's maximum and then you get smacked on the helmet smacks the ball out of his hand again Mekelle Cabrera Daltrey and all those guys yeah. That's how they interact with each other so it's fun to see the puller shirt out the back of their I Love I love those videos. That's so funny to watch so well. We're in the national. Let's hang out here for a minute Is there a wildcard team that you would the you would like to do well so I want the phillies in the wildcard. Brad do the playoffs more exciting when when the most exciting players are in the playoffs and I want and I agree with him in there. I don't care you know what it takes. The I WANNA see that hair flying around and I WANNA see backflips. Don't WanNa see him throw his helmet. At first base instead of the Pitcher I wanna see all in the playoffs like it's going to be ten times better it would be and he is and he's a great playoff player. He hit so well in the playoffs. I'd like the phillies make it. I just think I just don't think they're going to probably not is the problem because the cubs the brewers would really have to start second okay well. I have another question for you. Do you think that Bryce Harper has practice had throw a helmet of somebody honestly honestly since then yes. I'm sure he has I think he has to this is I'm going to criticize his his technique a little bit. I don't know why he was holding the by the bill trying to throw it like a Frisbee to before dome on your helmet. Throwing dodgeball was bad for him. I guarantee you. He's actually practice that or at least thought about it next time order around like the top dodge exactly. I'm sure I'm sure he's at least thought about it and like next time and maybe dropped down to three quarters a little bit. I don't know yeah yeah. I'm sure he has so my nationally team. I'd like to see I wanna see the brewers. I'd really like to see the brewers. make a run and make the playoffs because I kind of liked that team. I was watching last year because I thought they we're GONNA make it to the world series out of the National League so I watched them a lot last year and I love that outfield by the way that's got to be one of the best outfields in the in in the bigs like the players or the slide well. There's that that's that's pretty awesome but the guys they have playing outfield when when Yelich healthy 'cause Yelich Braun and Kane Lorenzo Cain out there with them also that's. That's a great outfield and like I I said I like. I like Ben Gamble. I'd like to see him make a playoff appearance to see what he can do. see if he can still a still a base in the world series because he's get talk does because he's a guy to watch. You know what I mean. I talk about Tacos. I mean it's so secret but you know he. He's a lot of fun to watch he's got that long hair and the beard as long as the on hand and a beer that I guess yeah I mean it's he's fun to watch play the other reason I want to see him do well because my dad and I were at a at a mariners game a few years ago and gamble came up and I told my dad because I think he was called up for September call ups but by the way I think he's going to be a really good player as I think he's like of the guys coming up right now as he's the one and he's the only one of that group whose persisted who stayed in the bigs because like Taylor modern came up the last time I saw he was down on like advanced a or something like that so he's really struggled but began wills done a pretty hey good job of of maintaining up and down this year with the brewers I think but but no I'd like to see him do on that's part of the reason I'm kind of pulling for the brewers. I mean I like. We talked about earlier. I think the Bruce Halle good chance of getting in but I still my vote would be Dili's if I had a choice."