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"1989 all star game" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The 1989 All Star game and the way things kicked off that that legendary night when Ronald Reagan was in the booth with Vin Scully and Bo Jackson took to back And as Bo Jackson comes up, we talked about Ozzie Smith and you were in a cardinal uniform, and Jackson wears baseball and football and you did football. Yes, played the Gipper. But I also played for real in a much earlier time to that bow down there. That's a pretty interesting hobby he has for his vacation. When baseball ends, he winds up Playing well playing football. I just don't know if there's ever done with anyone doing a remarkable and look at that one ball, Jackson says. How long? Ooh mm six months ago. And Rick Russia is greeted on the first pitch. Tipo Jackson almost hit it out of state Perfect. That's going to set it up pretty interesting for him to the end of the season when he goes back to the Los Angeles Raiders again when you're the board up on your own radio show, Raiders board up Arts you can drop in the former president, United States shouting out your football team. What a moment and the reason I bring it. Bring it up his last night. I tweeted out that I don't like manufactured excitement. I want the real deal. That was an authentic moment. On on baseball's biggest stage, The Midsummer Classic Bo Jackson the first pitch of the game, Ronald Reagan and Vince Scully on the call. It doesn't get more Americana than that,.
"1989 all star game" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Back with the gang on Peacock. So looking forward to a few days here is a lot going on and traditionally kind of dormant time in the sports weekend. I'm joined as always, while I'm doing the rich Eisen show by our radio board op ARTS Raiders fan Art is here with me today as well and are usually this is kind of a slow time. Now he's got his own intro music. That's a That's what happens when you control the boards on your own show. You've got your own interim music Raiders graders board op art is here and, you know, Art knows that it's traditionally kind of a slow Time a year in the sports calendar. However, we're blessed with the NBA Finals. We had the home run Derby last night, Team USA struggling as they get ready for their Olympic run out in Tokyo, the men's basketball team, You've got the W N B a All Star game coming up this week, a lot going on in the sports world, So I'm not going to be flying solo for the next three hours. You've got a couple of friends going to stop by and share their insights on what's happening in the world of sports. Clinton Yates is going to check in in about 20 minutes. Clinton's one of the great voices in baseball today I love his work on ESPN Love his work on social media, and this has a real passion for the game of baseball. Not just following The MLB. So we'll talk about the global game and how Otani is impacting that we'll talk with Clinton, who's out there in Denver, um, catching fly balls in the outfield, so we'll talk with Clinton Yates in a little bit Paul Rabble from the Premier Lacrosse league friend of the show. He's going to check in. They have their all Star game. Coming up this weekend in San Jose. Good buddy of mine. Peter Rosenberg at hot 97 in New York and ESPN and New York is going to check in Scott Feinberg from the Cannes Film Festival. I just saw the Wes Anderson movie last night. I want to hear all about that, plus Dominique Fox worth a little later on in the show. We'll talk some NFL, so we've got a lot of friends stopping by, but I want to talk about what I saw last night. In the home run Derby. Uh, I call him mad Alonso, but he's Peter Lonzo. Okay, We'll get into that in a little bit. But I call him mad Alonso Peter Alonso, who did give a nice shout out to Naz and mob deep in the music he chose last night, as well as his interview. He went yard a whole bunch of times. I was reading a stat today. That's Elvir. His two performances. He now the back to back home run champion, uh, in major league baseball he wanted in 2019 No Derby last year, of course Wednesday. Again this year gets not only a nice trophy from Ken Griffey Jr but a giant iced out chain that spun in circles. He's had over 100 career home run Derby home runs. Didn't know that baseball analytics were so detailed that they were they were tracking stuff like this. How many points has Nate Robinson scored in NBA All Star game dunk contests. How many yards has Peyton Manning thrown in Pro Bowls? Skills competitions? Does that make you an all time? Great power hitter? I don't know where. Where Matt, but his real name is Pete Alonso the ranks of the all time Slugger conversations. But in terms of where he stands in today's game, he thinks he's right at the top. Here's what he had to say after his performance out in Denver last night. I think I'm the best power hitter on the on the planet, and, uh Being able to show cast be able to showcase that and really put on a fun display for for fans. I just think that it's truly truly a dream country for me, because when I was younger, my parents actually let me Stay up past my bedtime to watch this. Hi, guys. Thank you. Um, but they Yeah, So that was one of the few nights of the year where I actually got to stay up past my bedtime and watching Just watch absolutely incredible feats that you just don't see in a regular baseball game and to be able to participate is it's a dream come true and be able to do it back to back. Um, it's this is really special for me. You know you love to see him locked in. You love to see how seriously he took the event. I think that's a problem with all Star festivities across all of sports is that oftentimes the star players They don't really want to play. They really want to show out and do their thing They feel exposed. They feel they might get injured. They feel like they'd rather be in Cancun. Whatever it is that's ruined their swing. We'll get into that a little bit as well. Um, and if you're just tuning in Ben Lyons filling in for Rich Eisen on the rich Eisen show. You know, you hear oftentimes players like Remember Sammy Sosa, I think pulled a muscle while sleeping conveniently right before the All Star game, so to have Peter Alonso really take the event seriously, really Lock in is great. That's what you want from Major League baseball. But we welcome the best power hitter on on the planet. I get it. I get it. You just had a 40 home runs with a clock and I get it. But Shohei Otani is the best power hitter in baseball, and we all know that And if you think back to when you played little league growing up The best player in the team was also the best picture. The best picture was the best hitter. They would pitch. They would play the outfield. They'd play first base, whatever it was, but they would pitch they'd hit. They were always the best player. The fact that this guy has been able to continue that now all the way through the major leagues and then do that at the major league level and makes him the best power hitter. And I don't care what he did last night, hitting a bunch of doubles to down the right field line. Um, you know, but Shohei Otani what he's doing right now. Um It's a phrase in sports that gets thrown around too often, and it's something I wanted to unpack this week on the show. We don't talk enough about you hear that often. We don't talk enough about so and so for M v P. We don't talk enough about so and so as a possible Super Bowl contender. We don't talk enough about Maya Moore and the work she's done. The social justice and prison reform space and the case that she she helped, you know, exonerate. We don't talk enough about that in sports that that's for sure, but the phrase we don't talk enough about in sports talk sports talk radio gets thrown around just way too much. I do think it's appropriate, though, and talking about Shohei Otani, Uh and I was hoping that last night would be a little bit of a coming out party for him continuing to grow the game and grow his brand and grow interest in what he's doing out Nana Heim because You know, let's face it. Even here in Southern California. There isn't a lot of buzz in the streets for the Anaheim Angels, so I know that that's not happening across the country, and it's also kind of crazy because they have Otani and Mike trout to the best players in the game. But what Otani is doing tonight, pitching in the All Star game leading off. It takes me back to some of the great All Star memories from my childhood, which got me hooked on the game, Which is why I It's still love baseball. To this day, I think back to the 1989 All Star game and what an iconic moment it was when you had Vince Scully. In the booth with former President Ronald Reagan talking baseball, talking life and talking about Bo Jackson. Somebody who's doing what Otani is doing a Chinese doing it. He's playing two different sports. It just happens to be in the same sport. Put what Otani is doing right up there with Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. You want to go back in the day? The guys like Jim Thorpe in, uh Dave, the Buscher, who played for my Knicks and pitch for the White Sox. Even what Brian Jordan did back in the in the eighties and nineties, just to do that to sports at a high level. That's what Otani is doing. But I remember the 1989 All Star game and the way things kicked off that that legendary night when Ronald Reagan was in the booth with Vin Scully and Bo Jackson took to back And as Bo.