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The Gamer Hour - Chris Puckett Interviews MLB Pitcher Alex Wood

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The Gamer Hour - Chris Puckett Interviews MLB Pitcher Alex Wood

"Off off earlier games from the game where I learned we're back with everything you want and then some we got gameplay celebrities more gameplay, and then of course me making a fool of myself tonight on a sports team that requires way more attention than my AT&T can handle. Yeah. I take the phrase lost and left field to a whole new level baby. It's still me your host Chrome coming at you from Winter studio in Times Square New York City, and it's still Turtle Beach Ear sponsoring us to deliver you with the best audio in gaming as we say goodbye to the worst year ever and welcome in 2012. One we prepared something special for you know, it's not a vaccine to commemorate all the video games that came out last year and the talented as well as not so doubt that game developers and Publishers that brought you the interactive Creations. We've assembled our very own top ten list of the best and worst games of 2020. To kick it off. Let's start with the worst the truly terrible of last year at number five. The worst game of last year is bleeding edge. Do you guys even remember this game? It was a pack of sugar without being an actual shooter in a market already overcrowded by other hero Shooters. Yeah instead of guns. You want to given mainly weapons that being swords knives six years now, that's entertainment at number four is Cooking Mama Cooks car and this game is absolutely my favorite of the worst because this adorable animated cooking game not only sucked because it was so tedious and repetitive. It was also a scam. Yeah, the game was an unlicensed product that served as a mining platform for cryptocurrency number three on our naughty list is not Elder Scrolls blades the game that pretended to be Skyrim but wasn't even close the game had lengthy talk scenes and tried forcing you to buy upgrades for gear. That wasn't even valuable in the first place down. That it was so insanely boring. Our number two on the sucky list is Warcraft 3 reforged wizard infuriated their entire gaming base with this one by promising fans graphical updates and cinematics upon launch instead is only got minor texture upgrades and hostile user policies the game became so hated that it received the lowest use on rated score on Metacritic as the great big Norton pointed out. You really slapped us off base with this one blizzard and Now ladies and gentlemen, the worst game of 2020 is Crucible the game was so generic all around and offered nothing new Amazon's new gaming. I thought was so poorly received that Jeff Bezos D list of the game a few days after it's released and put it back into closed Beta And as for the server's well, those were shut down on November 2020 just six months after lunch. Now, let's switch to the Great Stuff guys the games that provided a sheer joy and happiness. And what was a troubling year number five on the good list is The Last of Us Part 2? Now I know what this game was divisive due to its pacing and users playing as the bad guy but there was a ton to celebrate here. The combat was richer environments were more immersive and the stealth sections for even more intense it honestly took me a month to beat the campaign and that's not because I'm a slow player. I just hiding in the grass from each of the guards for about two hours. Our fourth best game of 2020 goes to Half Life Alex. This game was a technical Masterpiece and raised the bar for VR titles capturing detailed environments at 60fps with an incredible story predating Half-Life two before then. I thought we are games were pretty silly. This one opened my eyes and my living room Number three on our list is Ghost of tsushima this amazing Samurai sword-wielding game. Not only had a compelling storyline, but also offered a multiplayer mode where you and your friends can fight together as Samurai. Number two goes to you guessed it Animal Crossing. This game helped us make it through the pandemic as we crafted our islands and invited Burns over 40 special events or whatever you're into some people recreated game shows others held their weddings in graduation ceremonies for me. I just love scuba diving for see stars with the screw the turn of game. It's all about the stars and the number one best game of 2020 goes to cyberpunk. Yeah, the reason for this one and finally came out. Turtle Beach, thanks for having my back and my ears for Tonight Show. We've got a phenomenal show for you. Ladies and gentlemen, our guest needs no introduction. He's the 2017 All-Star pitcher and twenty World Series champion given up for Alex Wood. you see you need to make it a real off with the remote. This is Turtle Beach. Thanks for sponsoring. Today's interview. Alex is an absolute pleasure to have you on the show tonight. That's showing us man. Yeah, man. Appreciate you having me. I'm excited. We have so much to cover including Halo. But before we get into any of that, I gotta say dude, you're the reigning 2020 World Juniors Champion does winning the series feel as good now as it did in that clip we saw in October. Yeah, I mean it was a special experience for sure. You know, my wife said to me after it was all said and done, you know, we finally got over the hump and brought a championship back to LA but also reminiscing being able to play PS3 of the last four World Series is almost as crazy as us finally winning it and so special time and I've been over there a long time with a lot of the same Core group of guys. So for us to finally accomplish, that would be as some really special and was a lot of fun for sure. I know where is the ring these days? Are you still sleeping with it? So haven't got haven't got the ring yet. They usually do like some type of ceremony. Once the season starts like they'll choose a weekend or give the all the guys that rings and then you know, I don't know if I'll be back in LA or not next next season. So the guys that like me that are free agents know they'll usually either just ship the ring to to them once the ceremony's done or once we come and play and at Dodger Stadium, they'll present it to us. And so I heard it's going to be sweet. So I'm really excited. Do you have any plans for it down? You'll where it is it just going to sit in a dresser. You put it on your mantle. What's the plan? I'll probably keep it somewhere safe and then my wife and I actually building a house. So once our house is ready. I'll probably have somewhere to properly display it cuz it's definitely a pretty cool accomplishment for sure. Give it its own rules. Absolutely. Well you throw a herky-jerky 3/4 delivery fastball according to your bio. What the hell is that? Just throw a little bit different than some other guys, you know, I took delivery just not intentionally just how I've always kind of kind of thrown it it's worked for me. So I've got a ride it as write it out. As long as I can nice man. Well after the shoot I can show you my Hokey Pokey song nikle medium speed will all 25 miles per hour of it. Especially know like you said, this is something you've been doing your whole life. Did you model this off of another picture? Did someone teach you wrong? How did this come about? I'm just naturally honestly, it wasn't it was never intentional. You know, I did I saw a few pitching coaches when I was growing up, but just kind of what my Throne morphed into you know, yep. Is positions that all pretty much all big Leaguers hated hitters and pitchers get into that are important and that each guide does and if you do get into those Visions, well, you know, you should get a chance of success and I've always gotten to those positions pretty well, but just how I get there is a little bit different than your normal righty or left-handed pitcher, but you know, I still good man. It works for me and off to keep going as long as I can. Absolutely. You're still slinging it hard as a rock. All right, the interview couldn't be complete though without us talking about video games. This is the gamer hour after all. So what grabbed you first was it baseball or gaming growing up? Oh Man based off while I grabbed me first. I started playing when I was like five and then my first real console that I received for Christmas as a kid was in sixty-four obviously nice, you know, you know, I loved I loved Super Smash and I loved I loved Double 007 James Bond Goldeneye. I was that was playing a game that I was like, I'm really really good at this game, but I don't know how much it says. I've had to be maybe I don't know how old when it came out eight years old, whatever I was and just I would kill you and then I know where you where you would suck cuz there's only like three places and I usually went like an order on that game. So so easy to figure out if you played a lot I think that's that's advance but that was one of my birth of my first favorite games for sure. Were you like a facility Guy? Where you plan Aztec? I'm trying to remember complex. What was your favorite map? Do you remember I the names? I'm not sure. Yep. Complex was inside golden gun was downstairs. I could kind of in the basement. Is that was that complex on ongoing? I I think that was Aztec to be honest. It was like twenty years ago. I forgotten them all. I know it's been a long. It's been a while. It's quite as tight, but that was probably my favorite map like cuz I knew the exact order that once I killed you where I needed to go to kill you again, right when you spawned. I love that. Well double-oh-seven wasn't you're only shows a game. You played grown up before the show. You mentioned that Halo was your favorite and I'm right there with you man. So, which halo was your favorite in the franchise? I need to know favorite map favorite gun multiplayer playlist song you playing. I halo two was my first love like there's no doubt about that about it. Like I got an Xbox. I got Halo one, you know and that kind of got me hooked and into it, but then once halo two iMacs Halo to put like for Xbox like put online gaming for me at least on the map. You know, it was I mean it everyone I know that gamed and games now pretty much I feel like boosted. Halo two. That's my that's my age. And so I played a lot. I played a lot for probably about four or five straight years, you know, I was I would go to school go to practice come home and play like seven hours a day, you know had multiple online accounts. You know, I got my first fifty in Halo Halo two and then I got amongst. Yeah, that's something I couldn't even pull off. That's awesome. You got a 50 and then I opened a second account and you'll probably look down upon me but got bored playing so then we started cheating course of course super balancing on a whim got it off. And yeah, it was it was it was a lot of fun though. I mean all my closest friends we played all the time, you know, we'd we'd have like 4 x boxes hooked up and place to do system links and and all that good stuff off to walk out was probably my favorite map. I always go for the store. If I didn't get a store to get a shotgun kill the guy with the sword and then just just just lay it on the line and dominate but that was probably my my favorite game ever is probably halo two. It's really what grew my love for gaming from the beginning and so I'm excited. I think the new Halo is coming out sometime in the next couple of months. Uh, I think they pushed back they posted the fall. I was I was so upset as like, I'm already I'm going to buy the new Xbox. I'm going to play Halo again the week actually hold off until like next November will see well, I made a lot of money off. Halo in my professional career $543 to be exact but you casting it on NBA Jam when you were with the Braves, so tell me about that. What was it like in the locker room? Who are you playing against Bush? It's like literally literally the best memories of my career man when I so I came up I got drafted by the Braves 2012 was fortunate I made up to the big leagues 2013, you know, I was in the bullpen originally when I came I feel is like guys like Craig Kimbrel me Jordan Walden David Carpenter anthem of our oh, uh to name a few and pretty much we go on the road. I mean a hundred sixty two games a year half the games on them. So, you know, we'd have I was a young guy said they'd make me carry the suitcase with the Xbox 360 in it all the controllers and games and we'd we'd have a game that night get back to the hotel like 10:00. 10:30. We would just game till probably like 2 in the morning. We played to be to NBA Jam on Fire Edition. We usually would throw down about like to be like two hundred bucks a hundred bucks a guy two-on-two and there was a lot of controllers that got birth. Got a lot a lot a lot of great memories man. We would go at it on image and that's why for like a multiplayer like in person like to be to like one of my one of my favorite games I ever played wage lapses last plane who still got the title belt these days who is the best of the to be two combos man me me and my boy Jordan Walden he he's retired now, but he he carried she put me on his back, but we were pretty good pretty good tag team for sure. And we we we would take it to those boys. Yeah collect that cash man go get your steaks as that rookie here at their well speaking of the big leagues. Let's talk a little bit about what is it like to play as yourself now in MLB the show the biggest game, of course for all the baseball fans. It's a real man. Honestly, I was talking yesterday. I always thought it was weird to play with play as myself on the show. And so like in the last month because I knew you'd probably ask me about that. I finally for the first time ever like picked with myself really in the show. I would always I was I was weird to me and so I'll always play with them. Even if I play with the Dodgers or played with the with the Braves back in the day. Like I still wouldn't like play like pitch as myself. I would always use somebody else but you know, it's it's crazy man. I can really as crazy as I grew up playing every baseball game that they put out and so to be on the game for the last eight years or however long it's been is just I mean while to me still it's so nutty I remember we had Kendrick born on I think it woke us owed five. He plays for the 49ers. We're playing Madden and he would only throw it to himself. It was amazing here. So the opposite here, but I gotta know after playing with yourself is Alex would yep. Video game as good as the Alex Wood in the ballpark who's better right now. Oh, man, I'm saying the show makes me mad because like I'll I'll play with guys or when I play with myself and like throw pitches and you know, give up hit something like there's no way that they would hit that in real life. Like oh, so I'm going to say in real life. I do a little bit better than than in the in the show in Smoke cyber would understood. They're all right, so I got to know what does it feel like the losing to the squeakers? It happens to me all the time. But when you face off against a twelve-year-old who could probably can't even throw a baseball. How do you feel after the loss? I get I get smoked all the time. Honestly, like I two nights ago I was playing and I'm screaming at the T and my wife's telling me to shut up cuz I'm being too loud. Like why are you getting so mad over a video game? But you know, it's all a good fun man. I'm just I'm competitive. You know, that's what drives people playing video games like, it's fun to have somewhere to go and and just compete, you know, even if it's just on the T that's five feet in front of you. But I have a blast and I love playing have you ever threatened to be many one now just do it. I just hit him. I don't need a threat and I'm just drill. I'm right in the back. All right. Well Alex and it's time to put your baseball skills to the test in a video game. That is you're ready to strike out. This doctor fan himself in MLB The Show Let's go. Let's do it. All right. Well get out your turtle beaches and it's time to warm up that arm. It's game time. Turtle Beach, thanks for sponsoring tonight's game play. So Alex before we get into this on a scale of 1 to 10. How good are you at this game? Cuz I'm over at numero new boat depends on who I'm playing so long you've never played before. I'm probably going to kick your ass today. I love that. All right. Well before we start the game, I got a way out the official rules not the rules of baseball. You already know those I'm talking about the official Turtle Beach challenge rules and the delicious 10% discount reward of all Turtle Beach products if we succeed so Alex the Turtle Beach challenges for you to score 7 runs or seven strikeouts in seventy. Gosh, you think that's doable? Yeah, I'm going to punch you out at least seven times in the first three Innings. It's my guess that hurts a little bit inside but let's play ball. Anyway, it's time to go in my faith in first. Yeah, I am. All right. Let's go Fairly clearly going to be easy. A little late will late in the dirt warming up. Not a problem. I'm going to force you to throw a strike before I sing. impossible Yeah, okay. So the game we're doing is is the one of the sped up ones? Throw it. Throw it buddy. There we go. Did it first out? Thanks for taking it easy on the Alex. Appreciate you. All right, here we go. I am going to get one towards the line. That's my end goal just get it towards a yellow line low early voting it in. Oh, baby. Wait see streaming sticks. It's frigging hard. I did the bat we're going deep going deep. Unpredictably bad pitching here. Okay. Okay, so We'll put you on first for a minute. They're getting what you got too deep. You know, I was all strategic right there. I might be the worst Sports Sims player in the history of sports ins Can I throw it behind my catcher? You probably you probably can throw it on the dirt by mm. I don't know if you can throw it over his head. Hey Obi on-base percentages, how you win both. Let's go. It's true. It's true. Just setting you up for that grand slam. Loreley, well easy easy tranquilo Poppy. Oh, that was we got out of there unscathed. All right. Now it's time to get your first of seven strikeouts. You're ready. So it's going down. With Gerrit Cole and a bump. We might finish this game in a 0-0 tie. We're closed pretty close didn't wait on it didn't wait on it. Right right up the gut first knock. Speed 43. We're going to sit here to sit on prices are all right. Don't take it easy on me. a slider I went for it anyway out. All right, there's the first seven. I'm counting for you. I thought you're going to stay up at 43. I don't know that button yet what I learn this you're in trouble. Anton Yep. Yeah take our base will take it. moving up guys moving up All right time for a punch out number two coming your way. No, it's going on. I'm running a little guy. That is the one thing I hate about this game is like your real life Instinct walk in basis. Just do not match up with how slow the players decide to go one way or the other on this thing. I was trying to speed them up. But really I just kept telling him to take more basis. It wasn't the best idea. All right, I can see how people can get behind the show. possible does it have like a lot of the good guys? I'll put in the show like they just don't. I just don't throw strikes. They like wait until like that you show them you can have like the total patience there swinging balls and the huh. That was that was dangerous. No trash not swinging at it not swinging at it. I got it. My guy belly is about to go deep. Let's go. Oh, you called it Walker on this. Come on, that's ground-rule. All right, you're going to have to we'll give you will give you that second. They're playing covid-19. Okay. Now here's a grand slam opportunity milky you got nothing. Cutting it up. One two, here we go. No, actually get out of it too. That's not good. That's not good plate discipline plate discipline lock it in. Awful. Oh God is one one rule. All I got to do is get two strikes. It's making me feel way more confident. I think it goes to both just one one and two season one and two two. I think you've got it. That's yeah, you know Travis my producers cheered me out of my ear pretty proud of that fastball. Yeah, he's those absolute get her balls. Nope, no check in your knees. Just checking your knee reactions, you know, make sure you're still alive. He's also this nasty in real life. You're going to walk in around here, aren't you? Hello. Yeah. Yeah, you just want to give you a 108 108 now no problem. Oh, this guy had a big old beard. I'm scared of men with a lot of testosterone Fear the Beard off. Oh, I'm not cool. Dammit one, too. Very good good notes my good. No swing Gary. It's blocking it up back there. How do I find it all staying alive? I ended up staying alive smart ship ship shipping ship in a way to out Ruby's get there. Please like it. Who was only given up once so far feel good about this? What are you sitting at two strikeouts? I think two punches. Yeah, I'm going to spoil this. None of you guys are getting Turtle Beach discounts. I'm coming through as the anti-hero tonight the Grinch, baby. touched it We'll see you got that's three. Gotta get the fans. We gotta get the fans the discount, you know, right? I just felt bad for him after such a great job. His curve ball to play this game in real life. When was the last time you were in a batting cage for me? It's been like twenty years. Well, they had the DH in both leagues this year. So we didn't have to didn't ever have to hit but like 29th all Punchy City. Let's go cool. My guy Clint Frazier actually worked out with him for a couple of years in a row. Yeah. Okay, why is any full swing in my pulling it back swing too early? That's all it was understood. If you can handle the high stinky cheese now, this is a little speedy. Oh, baby, I think it's time. I think it's time. Time for some more runs by the by The Doors. Is that what you mean? Let's go. I'm going to I first I literally cannot wait for the new Halo to come out. I'm going to rekindle my My Bromance with a letting you imagine your day one. We're game and off. Let's do it for sure when you a shotty Snipes Guy where you find like the the competitive playlist. I'll keep asking right as the ball comes in. It's working. It's working. All right, Josh going to be drilled in my son. It's true. He's angry off that was accidental awesomeness right there. That was not on purpose. All right. It's so hard to doing it ending just down the middle just fastball solely because the only point on the board so far is a walk. Well, I'm assuming are you trying to suck? Yes, believe it or not. Yeah, it's pretty pretty stuff, too. But I mean, this is like this is like what it's like honestly hitting in real in real life. I can't even imagine. How fast is your fastball? Like ninety one. I do like right around there. This guy. This guy's bowling like 96 to a hundred. He throws absolute smoke just saw the 96 in as nutty his changeup Cat6 nice I don't go to on me. He's gone go home. I dare you go home. I ain't going on the second and third I needed to out Knock. Maybe let's go. All right, we're stopping here. Here in yard. No almost. Getting up for too though. All right. So the Turtle Beach challenge was for you to score 7 runs, you're basically halfway there or get seven strikeouts, which I think we all know is going to happen. You can't handle this change as well. Muckler knuckler who cry be any I literally just forgot that were. Started with a 1-1. Oh my God. I got to have some Advantage, you know will help from the PC All Right leader right down the middle for judge. Let's go missed opportunity there, but he connected a little bit proud of that proud of that. Judge. Now, I got it now. I got a bunch you Oh, look at you. Yeah, let's go now the old that was my first non swing of the game. Oh straight to First construct. The contrived Mister judge will see you on the field again know where you didn't come back you using your normal saying contacts me. What are you doing? Most of the time most took away the x button whatever that is normal for the ocean. I'm a power swing. I dare you to throw a fastball. You want a fast learner here. All right right down the middle. Stone out close to the because I mean sir, I need I need a bunch. I gotta we gotta do it for the people I've got to do for the people. Are we coming up on seven here? I'm not sure what we're at. Yeah producers if you guys have been keeping track I got distracted by my own add. It's good. This is it I guess the pitch I know exactly what's coming home. Good cake. Thank you. Let's get on base at least before this an Excel. That's the game plan. No, not there's any smoked though. We're definitely at 6. Oh at 6. Oh that's yeah, you've crushed me minimum if we're we're not seven already wants to any you've been pretty solid to put the ball in play. Yeah, I did something to change it up. I don't know how that happened. Complete it's already happened. I got one. He said it's already happened. Yeah, I think he already hit your 7. All right, right down the middle right down the middle here. Homer if I can if I can you rolled over jog bomb The ship man that shift just crushes left and symbolism. We're keeping it within 3. First want to get a home run gets the automatic win. All right deal. Oh, yeah the slow grind. I believe I believe Yeah. Well, yeah very this is it off $0.80 miles is just too fast when you bring that down like a 52 or switch it up for a softball. No. All right, percentage point one will take it. And let's go. Rochelle doesn't even throw a changeup no Are you saying this game isn't realistic. Maybe there one change of any game I'd ever. That's what I was thinking too. Yeah, come on. This is all all right rally. Tipping I missed that button how you tried to think. Ron baby, no He didn't tag him. No way shape. I gotta get out of the tags time mister Stanton. I got power stance. He's got its got wide leg. Oh my God, that was about that. swing grout. Okay, I feel good about that. We put players on bases crisis averted. All right, seventh-inning no pressure. Homer for the people. All right. I'm going to give you one right down the middle fastball home. I'm a liar. It was the slowest fastball of all time. All right 3 to count no pressure final inning. No. All right, we'll give you one will give you one not too though. You can you don't have singles or extend this lead? Impossible. I'm getting their look at my dive. You can probably go home. Yeah, well done extended the lead by a lot. Kids trouble on me. How does that happen? I've been playing this game for years. Oh Mister Chapman, you don't throw a hundred and one that's all right. He's going to throw a hundred two or break in the game tonight first-pitch Homer. He called it. He told it not like says get him out. Soir. Mon next venture. I thought that was a smart move. We looked at the statistics. I did research before tonight. Maybe first pitching Coleman. Let's go back to back off 101 bro. Come on in just made me look silly. That was sick. Yeah, you know, we had to come back at Homer nice shot. By the way. That was the guaranteed Victory, but we're going to point this out. Now you just doing junk that's unbelievable. I dare you to give me a strike right down the middle. You can do that any time off. I didn't realize I was so bad. That was the one right there for all this practice after all these years play with my college buddies warming up. All right down the middle get a Mets fan. Literally just like the Mets a lot of Promise a lot of heartbreak. Oh, man. There we go. Good game brother 620. I'm glad we got the Manuel Alex. You're a monster and a 2020 World Series champion. And I had no chance in this one. I think it's only right though that we kick off twenty one was some promo codes for the people. What do you think? Let's do it. All right, you're lucky. Alex is a nice guy gamers. The promo code tonight is Alex would make sure to use that code on all of your shuttle Beach products on your check out you get 10% off between now and Sunday January 17th, Alex. I have to admit something though. I brought in a designated ringer. He was supposed to win. This is my producer David. He carries me in Call of Duty. He's a baseball Super Fan. He's been playing this game since the show came out not a single home run David even let me down. You got yourself down. Hey, it's not talking about I heard him talking about a walk off in the middle of our break, but absolutely David. Thanks for playing and thank you Turtle Beach for Spotify tonight's game play Alex. It's time in the show for review and rating. Alex it's time to review a game that you put in real life. So how does MLB The Show match up as an actual professional baseball player? I mean, it's solid man, you know, I've been playing the show for a long time. You know, I don't know what specific rating I would give it, you know, there's obviously things to an extent that you that I would I would changing it. I think the baserunning is one of the one of the harder things to do because your Natural Instincts, uh, when they kick in to go to the next base or go back and whatnot. You know, it's the month lag time in between you telling your Runner what you want to do and then actually doing it is tough sometimes but overall it's a fun experience. I mean, I think the pitching is pretty accurate for the most part his job. Obviously, you got to you got to play a decent amount to be able to like have a true hang of swinging swinging the sticks and plus when you feel like when you face the guy like you're cool like I did, you know, it is definitely more difficult when you get some of the better pictures in the game, but you know, honestly, I think that's uh, you know, as far as all overall scope of most games, you know, it takes real skill to you know to learn how to hit and hit well So anybody that practices enough and and and locks in, you know can separate themselves from you know, more more casual players. So I love the game. You know, it's it's it's really cool. The graphics are great. But I really I really appreciate it a lot from a video game standpoint, you know not comparing it to real baseball. How would you describe the pros and cons? You mentioned it being a little bit clunky. Would you like to see it more? Semi more realistic more Katie like NBA Jam was for you in the boys on the Braves. Would you like to see for future iterations? Oh man future. I think you know, I'd like to see I think that I think the hitting, you know could have a few small changes to where you know way more clear-cut about the timing and the uh, the pitch guessing, you know more of a layout of instead of having power normal and contact swing, you know, trying to sneak it into the where you have two different swings, you know to use power, you know, the the range you have to swing and Miss is far greater than if you use contact but contact's almost a waste of time because I mean, you're barely getting hit with with contact at least in my at least in my experience and if they are they're like roundball singles or like little dinks over the over the corner infielders. And so I think just about buying the hitting just a little bit a little bit more, you know, uh would be great. I love that. We had a fast mode on that we could start with the one one count made a little bit more fair for new bike me but on your professional scale off. On a 1 to 100. Where do you rate this game? And why? Oh, I'm a tough grader. I feel like that's okay with it. You know, I would rate it. I would rate the game overall like online play like 87 is what I what I would give it. I think it's I think it's a fair grade, you know life, you know, it's they do a great job with having to all the live rosters, you know for the most part like the pitcher repertoires of all the guys that I typically use, you know is pretty good. What they should do as they should not have to walk in on the overall grade at the beginning of the game for guys. I think it should like adapt so like for instance the Los Angeles Dodgers I play with mostly like a guy like dogs who is a young guy is rating is lower a lot lower than it probably should be I mean that guy should be in the 90s for sure. I think he's like maybe seventy-three or something on the game as far as locking in guys velocity is what their actual talent level really is based on what the most recent tragic trajectory of their career. You know, I think would be really really cool to to have something like that. How long That for me the game has depth for sure the road of the show is one of the better career modes that we've seen in a sport Sim but hitting was definitely difficult for a beginner and I'm still definitely trying to master my slider on a large scale know of Baltimore Orioles to the LA Dodgers. I think we can give it an Atlanta Braves better than most always competitive but still a little room for improvement. I like it. I like the gray. Yeah song Thank you so much for coming on the show tonight. It was an absolute pleasure. And next time we gotta bring you back when Halo infinite drops. You ready to frag out. Hey Don, I'm locked in on that. Awesome. Well, enjoy the brand new year. Happy New Year to you in the family best of luck with everything in twenty Twenty-One. I know I'm not the only one who wants to come see you in person in the stadium. Yeah. No doubt. I appreciate you guys have me. I had an absolute blast. Cheers man, ladies and gentlemen, give a standing ovation for the 2020 World Series champion. Alex would off. It's Alex Wood is a champion both in baseball and baseball video games. Make sure to follow Alex on his Twitter and Instagram with both of us being at a would 45 and if you play MLB the Show online well watch out cuz you might be going up against the reigning World Series champion. It's that time of the show for me to go home and play NBA 2K. Yeah, I was there I can dribble and shoot. I can't even do a two-seat Sinker in the show and I don't even know what a two-seam sinker is off as a reminder. 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MLB Betting Picks + Giants/Brewers Series Betting Preview

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MLB Betting Picks + Giants/Brewers Series Betting Preview

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Go to what scout dot com to sign up. Welcome everybody to the mlb gamblin podcast on the sports gambling. podcast network. my name is both fairly newcastle england. And where he had to take you through Mlb makes them picks early in the week analyze. What's been going on or in other words. You say every. I'm not gonna swear just yet. I'll leave it at mood energy. Swear every loser. Today we've managed to hoover hoover tune in the last three weeks so good evening mood off. We have not covered ourselves glory. What's our xq this week. Excuses were slacking here. A little bit First of all good evening to you know even had a long day working before we criticize ourselves too much here but rightfully so we've been Having been doing our best work. I think over the past couple of weeks here. I know we were rotating between going one in five and five and one and one in five and five in one and another one in five week for us. We'll get into that in a little bit but not none of the greatest moods by We turn around here a little bit. what's going on in newcastle. I'll tell you what you think. Maybe being distracted by all the deal they spoke because every be state. Football started for you on football star a me. So i've been picking up the fantasy teams and then jewel trying to support newcastle. Which is a in itself and then oversee yuvraj ahead tuned by nfl as well drafted this afternoon with the nfl degen's So that was fun games. They brought the draft all the way forward several hours. Just right with getting him. Yeah we did. We had some bucket forward yesterday. You did you bet. The newcastle gave a gate. What did you do this. I over the over again. I'm taking the over. Because i know breathe briefly discuss it at the beginning of the season that this at least there wasn't going to be very good so i've been taking their team opponent team totals. I think those have been catching Three though so far on those and then you know. I thought i would have enough faith for your team to put in at least one in the back of the net but they got to this past weekend right and then dated or injuries on the literally made everything happened. Bob was kinda by full because a message. You know that was still tight but think. Finish the message before Got the first equaliser and then we get new. Vessel stole a winner in ninety minute except it wasn't a winner because scored in the ninety minutes with a penalty. So i was a gate. i was typing you. I was typing domestic. Said mood off. We've we've had a game while i was doing not. They were winning the game Independently so yeah Obsolete shower of shit to get bought it to be honest it will look at pick up or points to the rest of the. You're looking photographic. We'll chelsea game and that was a good game. There was a bit of everything going on. That was quite dramatic afternoon. wasn't it. He had the you gotta give a lot of credits chelsea or the way they played in the second half Wanna get your opinion the red card. I didn't think that was a red card. A penalty for sure but direct. Not a red card. I don't believe you all right mood off your late and yeah i think the red card was introduced for a player dives headlong in tips. The ball over the crossbar it. A flagrant attempt to stop gyula teams. You send the player of because it's brushed is is. Yeah it's a penalty. it is a handball. But you don't want it. But you teams to ted men but uses the spectacle spoils the game chelsea that after up shop. It's not what people want for an accident. so yes it is an offence. Send send somebody off like say good full length in palm in the ball away episodes free bush by we have a topic with george like i the head over to like the newcastle. Who do you like i do. You know what's funny mood. Offer friends Take taking the piss out because looks but we were pro locked out in the middle of last year. At least i'll find it next week. This ninety two teams in the english football league altered them in the order in which i hate them. What after i went for a ninety two. Wow castle odi you guys were about forty seconds on the list so they were halfway up the here. It's not at of one team. I hear is the way agreed shirts. And i find that arrogant like the reasons are incredibly that. I disliked all these very. It mahmoud abbas So no problem with that. We you broke behalf roques abuse. That forgot to entirely break. You said football break us. And then i go off them. Obviously rennell do signed for manchester united. Now mood off industrial break next weekend. So this new bpl fix just so who will do. We make this debut against the week after. God is a liverpool notes newcastle. If you look forward to expecting that game from exile to be fair with is of the wilderness somebody just expose even more than they might suck if you get beat five nelson god so yeah. I've been upbeat. Such you unfazed tonight mood i. It's kind of going back to what you were talking about. If that like other sports that have started. I mean i'm not really paying much attention to preseason just because it's nfl preseason right in in tweeted this out. I felt like i was getting. I was paying more attention to mlb. Because i i was thinking that the books are not paying much attention to the mlb. Because they're ramping up for football and soccer and all in the all the you know the league starting over there in europe you know germany with with epl and we know of italy and all the leaves that are just started. And i just felt like mean our tally side. Pigs are reflecting how well we did. This week i read thing isn't it. Yeah yeah and then you know the belly pigs. There were picking on our show. It's just not you know hitting for us. So you know not to be debbie downer or anything like that but it's it's it kind of ways on it. It weighs on you because we're doing his. Mlb show it's our our first season donate and we wanna pick winners for for our listeners. And and you know if they're betting are pigs in over the past couple of weeks. It has been good so we apologize. You know we wanna do better. We wanna pick winners but It's one of those things that it's it because the favorites have been covering so much this season. It's really hard to find like a good dog. Play so maybe next season we we switch it up or something like that and do that but would figure that out in the off season by Favorites are just covering at at an enormous high volume of rate. It is frustrating descent. And things go wrong. You think you just of look and super the up until you were forgetting about beach which we're gonna talk about in a little while put my picks up. I'm fifty four hundred thirty two to could have put them in a hut and soon any to out there and have a much better chance of given you two in three months of giving you a winner and then for the second week good in the ones we actually talk about on the road to get this afternoon talk laughable defeat so my was it went stuff was the cincinnati reds against. It is useless to show after his game logo. Pm mood off. Just for entertainment's sake. Soon see the before you actually bet. The team totals for the reds. Today of what you're about to say right. It's telling me it's your full actually up our my fault this weekend. We had a winning streak into betted on. We'll get into the forgeard. Sorry sir. you're one about a record bowl so yeah august. It's ready to stop before. They gave up five to five hundred or five hits in four innings the saw before that four hundred three innings five hundred thousand five seven info in three and five the softer noon focal. Nothing ended up on the six innings. Pitched one eight neurones. No drones struck out eight. There you go out started There was one to run for miami. The red skull later on the marlins too. I mean i how you can. How could you factor in mood up. Even escaped to jam in the top of the food as well. I think he walked about a second instead with what i mean outs. And he struck out to go to come back off the catcher. I think it was and that was and then after that he retired eighteen of nineteen streets. Did you did you watch this game. I know you were working today. But did you watch joe. Didn't i am well. I was working. I was past week. I i stealing roulette. I got i got my food and i was just shake it by disbelief for everything that was going on so i'm not. The umpire was so bad. I mean the we talk about that umpires that give. I think this will be a great discussion topic for maybe like next week or next show is getting somebody umpires the Umpire was just so bad in this game and i was frustrated and i was tweeting out and the he was giving us inconsistent. First of all he was giving pitches that were balls that were he turned to strikes and he turned strikes. That were into balls. And i mean it was just frustrating. Almost seemed like he was after joey votto today in the very first at bad when you talked about. They had that first and second no outs and they got second and third with one out and joey votto was up and he called him. It was three and two and at pitch the sixth pitcher seven through it was clearly a ball but he called him out which was maybe a not a foot off but it was a when they have the little strike zone on the on the tv. That for sure off of that of that of the strike zone bows on the. Tv and bottle was clearly upset. I think they got him again. In the second half bad to end eventually the through the manager out and in the ninth inning and i it was just one of those games that we're gonna make you choose if you watch the game. The umpire was really bad. I will not of that is made me feel any better. I don't blame you a so and then my second one. We knew this was a bit of a rule we picked to start. Was chilly at various times. It kinda live. I took took baltimore. It's thome attempted softening. Chris archer was the feed really Have some bestowed to in the first bolt got one box three one three two baldo adriana i and seed in the fifteen minutes eight lead didn't make amends even then three in the six in bolt bogut two bucks to the still hanging on it. Six four th that was just wounds. We pulled him over school date. Ruins scored two runs the sixth seventh and eighth just up scored three four and to finish twelfth. I feel like it was the worst big price pickup ever because the team that you've picked up scored eight in watkins Lying wasn't too bad. Yeah you get what you pay for it was. It was a big dog postponing eighteen and they came down on the other side book. It was live for a long way. And sometimes that's it. That's all you need to give yourself a chance to these dogs. So here's here's where this game was lost the oriole. I think it was bases-loaded or they had no i. They had one guy on earth they brought him in for relief and it was a does paul fry the orioles broad in yes and after the game today. Just take a guess what. Era is against the tampa bay racist season. Oh i know the rays of thirteen. And i think against them in. Mlb forty two and a half twenty nine point eight four good pitched eight hundred. Eighty eight hundred. He's he's as we're going to have fun tonight. Okay we're gonna laugh ourselves if a four and a third innings pitch. Okay get somebody walks. He's given up in that span in four innings full. It just be doubled figgers ted thirteen. Whoa don't any given up. Fourteen earned runs sixteen runs total overall to grant or one grand slam and their batting three sixty four against against the razorback against paul fried. So as as they brought him jose. Oh god malcolm is not gonna be happy about this and right on cue. Joey window hits a grandson that put him month. What does game added reach at that point. I turned the tv off. Just pulled the books go. He's go yeah. no point. Pitch to hits of rodents for jordan's to walks so yeah Okay so so. We believe the budget for that. But yeah likes. Felt like i was in the game It was quite an detained. And if the red said wound out of in quite happy with a bit of an acoustic defeat on the back of the reds absolute. It'd simultaneously facility pain. When i was doing the new. Let watching those not even mood off. You could share me. Oh by telling me how about your to pixel. Yeah i had. Let's go with my lock. It was the yankees money. Line saturday afternoon in it was Nestor cortez versus frankie montas. And we discussed the numbers for frankie montas. I mean his yaris. Were all a before Coming into this game and then he just comes out and looks like a cy young pitcher for the as against the hottest team in the mlb. Which was the new york yankees pulling up his bog score here. He went seven innings. Seven things in. He gave him up two hits to the yankees pitching of the yankee batters and And he didn't have a bad outing. He went five in the third Foreheads three hundred runs given up. He did have three walks for strikeout. Cra so at two point. Seven seven The yankees made a little push in that Ninth inning against our sergio romo Aaron judge in a two run home run. But i think it wasn't going to be enough at that point and then So i'll take the blame for the yankees losing streak coming to an end so between lozad montasser tonight the to oakland on exo. They've told us for stay. At so zero zero hits pre-booked we made them look like our picks made them that pitchers at least for this weekend else. My lock going up in flames and then my dog was It went off today this afternoon. Nee nationals money. Line versus the mets guy to start with this game. Let's say i'll be biased. Holly buys it. A to run on his game in it was off. The slider wasn't even a fastball. That he's good at eating. I mean they were in this game. They were up to two one going into the fourth. But then like i said hobby buys that two run home run in the fourth inning and then after that it just kinda went up in flames. They lost the game. Nine to four so Pretty bad week. I mean bad week for sure between the four of us are sorry between you. And i scott salvage himself by going one in one So what scott. He had the opposite of your pick. Your of your law of your dog. Really yeah he had the raise our run line today against Against the orioles. So he got that victory twelve to eight and then his His dog was the same as mine saying he had the nationals i five innings and that one went up in flames two so one in five week overall Which means we're probably gonna go five hundred one this week. I this only one direction for us to go. So hopefully you know were able to Get this week started right for ourselves. In at least our podcast. Because i feel like it's on life support right now because how bad we've been doing. I wish i shared your conference but Bets gave the days of tyler. Mcgill getting the for the mets. You i what am i picks last week. Yeah like it's absolutely it's preposterous. The is getting buttered states in the two of texas. That's just popped up on the strip alive trauma view if i have to grand slam in that game too. I think obviously by the by the rangers but the got the first two that game and I'm not why i'm not sure. Why dusty baker has he benches guys that are just on fire at the play. Like you don't need to give them a day off. This is your opportunity to build your lead in that aol westward. Oakland was kind of coming down. Her throat They play the yankees tonight. But i mean come on man you gotta get these ones as many as much as you can absolutely stuff. That's up then around day this week We've already but the east streak. It was agreed streak eventually came to win. you're welcome him tumble on really on the back of that street might be a little bit closer than the five and a half games the seven in the rule for the race. That's making all the difference read. I mean there's a to those two divisions that they'll be much change in the standards this week Tomlin houston juice kinda tuned indiscriminately bit. Obviously houston have gone down tonight. Buddha four and rule that seventy we're all just of all of us. Shouldn't that gap his six and a half. We've said like whoa won't week. It's just going to in tom. Borough of new york by five and a half. The other one is the dodgers. The dodgers have completed six series wins in a row. They'll they'll be seven hundred fifty beat colorado tonight little down. The giants is still in them. The giants or at six four in the ten but still got a two game lead to lose three divisions. Those top teams are hanging. Tough son francisco tampa. Houston i think. The giants are rooting. Hard for the rockies. Right now because the they dropped the game against the braves. And i believe that iraq is won the first game of this series against the dodgers. The three nasional tonight. Yeah and the four two victory. Obviously yesterday dodgers came back in one five to To hopefully the rockies are obeyed a hold on here in and you know the giants Are able to maintain that lead because i do have that ticket on the as probably many people do of the Giants winning that west division. So definitely something to keep an eye on like we are every single week and You know hopefully. The giants are whether win. This division is crazy that looked on fan graphs at fan has both the dodgers and the giants offense one hundred and two wins exactly. So it's gonna come down to those one or two games play. You wanted to talk about mood off. Wim salvador perez yet. This i mean out of nowhere. I saw this In this weekend against the seattle mariners he had back to back games where he had grand slams. That's where it kind of caught my eye. And i was out about you but i was very surprised to see his home. Run total all the way up to thirty eight home runs. Now he had He hit a home run again yesterday. Which made it three straight games against the mariners yet. He's at a home run. Five of the last six games Like i said back to back games with grand slams and up to thirty eight home runs you know. He's in contention for that home. Run leader Award or i guess. Thought the leader of that Department the season two seventy five on the season. Thirty at home runs ninety. Two rb is so. Obviously we know tony as this. Mvp locked up. But i think you know we would be remiss not to mention how great oh season salvador perez is having. And how old do you think he is. Oh moon off the to. Yeah he's thirty. One was much older than this but she's not beating illegal longtime he and he still has a lot of years ahead of him so I'm hoping that he gets on a contender man. Because this guy's a great catcher leader and he also you can rake with the bat season in season out. So i think that was the player that we should have. At least or at least i should have mentioned a prior to. But he's a great series this weekend against the mariners. Yeah you'd think that position as well. There's not really that many of jt real muthu Driving jesse's fallen off a cliff book. It's really only the home has quite egregious. He's like you said he said the eight twenty seven In the last two full seasons say seventeen in two thousand eighteen. C miss twenty nine through injury. So twenty-seven was was created but from now is buying bridge is always absolutely sky To seventy four so far this season. But he's he's a three warning started to ninety two to sixty eight. The short season last year. Three thirty three owning thirty seven games. So yeah absolutely outstanding. Paying like you say beats the kansas city. You need to get a little bit better or you could see. You could see press. Get the go into a good team. Yeah absolutely soltani to forty twenty. Forty home runs and twenty steals. We normally have our little tardy chest and yeah he's He's proved his worth by hit not milestone this week. Yeah your i think everybody's die right. We're heads when he's tat batteries pitching. I know he's gonna be facing the yankees this week to start the week but Yeah man i mean this has been one of the more incredible seasons. We've seen from a player. Just because he's a two-way guy. That can you know we've mentioned over and over again. That can pitch that can hit and for him to have forty home runs. Finishes up with that that magic number of fifty this year for the l. a. angels What more can you say man. It's just incredible what this guy's able to do day in day out weakened weak out for for the The angels public develop. You mentioned briefly. You will hundred where you've got to win. Yeah suspected that he was injured. It looks like he's out for the season because he was He was one of our little pictures that we were We will well chin-tsun some since we joined the angels rotation so that's a bit of a shame but said you wanted to watch for next year one hundred percent and I think there's a guy that they're going to be county on next season to really be a guy that can pitch for them because we talked ad volumes about how bad this pitching rotation how bad their bullpen is. So you know if he's able to recover from his back injury and nba a huge contributor in that pitching rotation next season and in. I don't really have a lot of these offseason discussions about teams but if the angels do not do anything about their pitching off season i will seriously lose it. Yeah i do like. I watched arsenal yesterday. They all just saw soft. They are soft shy and there have been for about fifteen years. It's absolutely negligent. That new one is tried bigly defender in bigly midfielder just lunar. I'm getting kicks to for also decide all these five foot seven people from central europe. It will just mince around the middle of the park. And you sue soft soft and that's what the age by everyone knows what the issue is tells them what the issue is it. It's the same time and time and time again. Nicole made the same mistakes. You just keep doing the same thing and expect different results. It's absolutely baffling made also got over five. And the angels just continue to get over by teams that ended up a five bit or slightly worse team. So yeah you're absolutely right. But i think they have to. I mean like you say it's. It's nothing short of negligent to do what they do. In with the with the taliban they've got one hundred I know. I saw some videos on mike trail running some basis. But i mean at this point is do you think that they should bring him back. I mean is there really a reason to. I mean i know. He's one of the more exciting players. And when you have him in otani in the lineup. It's it's gonna get you. Tv ratings and sell some tickets. But i mean at this point for trout. I think you probably want to save his legs and come back strong mixed season. Because when you have you know you'll have anthony rendon back. You have otani. Obviously the mike trout. I mean that's pretty formidable for your batting lineup. so i don't know it doesn't make sense to me to really bring him back. I mean if he's absolutely fit that yes give him a doctor rostov a little bit but if there's any cognitive diet it would just be bogus because like you say they don't go in any way you've got little bit restrict sponge this week. Israeli go to twenty-eight just so don't huge differences in san francisco said they're going to be quite aggressive with their expansion with a the the bullpen and using the bench. So san francisco frightened for except for this defend in the to game lead the at the moment to play for a komo ready to win money and boost your win. Bet is now live in colorado indiana michigan new jersey tennessee and virginia. We're bringing the excitement of wynn. Las vegas to online sports betting casino. Play exclusive rewards. A right at your fingertips get an all your favorite teams players on sports from nfl. Nba mlb nhl gulf mame to believe nba college. Football animal. great promos odds-on payouts. Happening right now win. 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Which is monday tuesday wednesday. So we take them game by game. We both independently made a littler analysis of what we see in front of us and made a selection on each game. So we let you go face. Boondi is coleman bins. This is johnny cueto gas. Oh set this up off what we expected for this seems. Yeah just rewind. Yeah i mean we. We're going to have some series in the month of september where they're going to be To playoff teams that are kind of in the division races or maybe in the wild card spots and we have a couple of this weekend or sorry to start this week but yeah brewers and giants the things a great one i think between these two teams at least for sure is dad. Dairy been writing the back of their pitching. There's no doubt about that right there. I think they're they're starting. Rotations are up there in As far as team. Era starting rotation era. Some of the guys. Cy young candidates for sure So i think if you're like i said before that if you're an old school guy loves these pitching dole's and low scoring games. I think this is probably one Did start the week here to keep your eye on but like you mentioned malcolm yet to monday starting to get The series game. One corbin burns i johnny cueto a such kind of just kinda say set. The stager day played one season serious foreign. I believe he was a couple of weeks ago and giants won that series. They took two out of three. From the brewers so the monday match corbin burns jersey. Johnny cueto burns pitched against the giants on august six. He went seven innings for hit to loud. Worn on ron five strikeouts. One walk and brewers won that game to to wine And then johnny cueto is going to be on the mound for the giants he pitched against the brewers on august eighth. He went five and a third allowed five. Hits allowed for earned runs three strikeouts in giants. Won that game five to four so I guess you can say no to pitchers whereas cordray burns for sure is a science candidate is a guy that we had talked about early on in the year who was just came out firing with all the strikeouts idea was putting together but I had a note here yet. The brewers have won eight out of the last nine starts by corbin burns. And i think that's something to definitely keep in mind here. You kinda take a look at some of their splits Gordon burdens just across. The board is absolutely fantastic for the For the milwaukee brewers and. I think this might be a game. Where the brewers mike amount in end. Get a victory here. I kind of liked the under this game Impossible giants team go under here. Yeah kind of We came down on the same side. We actually worryingly came down on the same site a few of these things up so if the listeners of any sense the exact opposite to happen and you like the wind. All you shouldn't be in moon off. With and i think everyone can agree. That we We deserve a break so nothing bad can come out of what's going to happen this week. Yeah you mentioned the the fact. That bruise of the last nine corwin springs starts doesn't mean the losing pitcher of read gold. Since may the twenty eighth which is a long long long long long time go now. He had an absolutely stellar april. As you mentioned that you sit in all sorts of records and is august is being done. Close behind is august numbers of being bhai. Follow this the second best one of these so far this season i realize that the point is that he's five away from home so that's a nice Nice start to take in two to the giants this week. Johnny created being absolutely find consistent given up five hundred twice. he's never had a real shellacking. Six three it all put us towards three nighttime as well fairly small stumbled. But you know it's good enough so all. Those things pointed to me mood off. That i went for a i five under which you also was the. That was the conclusion that you reached. And you've got a little question. Mark foster be. The brewers brewers faced five innings as. Well yeah i mean we talked about you know johnny cueto maybe not getting off. The strongest starts yankee mission. He's been consistent. But just corbin burns has been aptly lights out. And i think obviously because this. This series is in san francisco that you're going to be able to get a maybe coral kodi discounted price on the brewers and and i think somebody's pitching matchups as kind of progress through this bad. They may faber favor. The milwaukee brewers so at least four. You know monday night's game tomorrow night. i'd like the brewers I five innings money line and then like we both agreed to take the first five under this game so We'll we'll record track this for this next week and see how bad we did. And then We'll we'll go from there. Cheese day brandon woodruff. This is alex wood. I'll goofy ended up. So what is last star last week that before. That did not have a job to his name. Since june. The twenty nine which was quite a long time because he has been pitching really well. Is he already in that spot kicking up by three point. Four respectable exit whip as well as whips won't zero something and he's forty six away from who with a two point six seventy or so. All that tells you that you kind of the wind way to happen. He's been slightly your fortune. Nothing not not to have more jobs next name and conversely alex wood is recently. I think five starts. He's got to five it just consistently given a ruins. It's not loads it's enough. it's twos and threes. So is voted recently. I'm just constantly giving up. And i think if i was going to take a take. This is where i will go. Brewers faced five southbound. I like the underlying stops of woodruff. They did tell me that he's been pitching well. And he's going to get a little bit. Look conversely i think alex would soon delighted such tell to give maybe two three. Wouldn't this possibly through the famous five in begin to three. One brewers all their boats. So that's where. I landed on this one new enough for. Did you fetch out. Yeah if we take a look at brandon woodruff For the brewers these foreign six like you mentioned near the to six seventy are a on the role. Right era is great but there just aren't probably translated to win for For the brewers on the road at least in the game that he starting he did face the giants back on august seventh. He went six innings. Gave up six hits wondering rhonda eight strikeouts giants won that game nine to six so that means a bullpen. Came in for the brewers and gave up. What's at eight earned runs in three innings so We've talked about all season long. That we you know we've been getting burned by Bullpens in in some of the games that we've been picking so you know. I think we're starting to really narrowing down on you know picking i five innings or you know team totals at this juncture of the season and alex would like you mentioned on the flip side for the San francisco giants. Here we have faced. I thought he did. But i'll double check that. He hasn't faced the giants this season. But for alex what he's seven and two at home with a four point zero one. Era since july the giants are eight and two in his ten starts instead so it's almost seems like a kind of a toss up. how are you backing. How well the giants do when alex would starts for them. Because he is eight and two in his last ten star dory backing brandon ruder. finn his Good a number on the road. But it hasn't really translated a wins yet so You know for me. Think i'm gun. Cut a wait to see where this line comes out at But this might be a spot where you take a look at maybe taking. I don't know you said you. Like the brewers. I five money line in this game. Yeah yeah all tend to agree with you there but Maybe full game. I might take the giants but It'll be interesting to work. This number comes out at. Yeah i think overall just the recency really for me. Yeah there's nothing which in the overall it's just recently bias. The numbers led off. The brewers bullpen. Wise for this applies to the entire series. There's nothing any Giants and ranked tenth bruiser ranked eleventh. He already for san francisco is much lower. Three point three three point six eight. The brewers high keeping nine to in war which you talk about which is probably the best indication. We leave where. I've got the giants three point six. And the brewers one one place below the three point zero so so you don't get an awful lot of difference. I would've either. Bullpen giants receives. The forty eight saves the giants which is by far the most. I think the coast for mlb record. I read this week. The teams of forty one so the yankees were for the dodgers about forty one saves. And then you've got teams around them. Teams have twenty. Miami us bullpen is ranked eight. Wouldn't twenty four saves. now pittsburgh pittsburgh obviously terrible but yeah that forty. Eight is a giant number for san francisco a penalty. You would've thought wouldn't have said that was sustainable to keep gets even games close games. That clip obviously kept it kept it going on legit mccain. Really good okay soudan. Finally that mood off wednesday anderson Versus kevin goldman quite a lot of time on the mlb. Gumnan podcast over the next three weeks or so. So where did you get on this one. Yeah go back to august eighth. Wouldn't bread anderson did start against the giants. He went five innings. Five hits one earned run three strikeouts. Giants won that game five to four again. The bullpen blew that game up for the brewers. Because like i mentioned anderson only gave up one earned run in five innings but then the bullpen came up and gave a ford to the giant. So the more note that i found was a brewers have lost four straight starts by anderson in that span on the road. He is three and five with a five year. Ra so something definitely keep in mind and given gausman like you talked about He hasn't faced. The brewers season. Giants are foreign one in a guzman's last five starts over his last eight starts business. Only that found interesting Total runs scored. They are averaging or the that full games. Averaging nine point seven five runs per game yeah so which just means that the. He's getting the run support when he started the game from the giants giants are averaging five point. Eight seven five runs. Oh about about six runs per game over his last a starts there And three three point three eight. Era at home so kind takeaway from this game as app being Kevin gosper probably be an overwhelming favourite in this game. Probably looking around. Maybe a minus one fifty minus when sixty range. But i like the giants team total just because of the fact that he's getting that runs support and then possibly the giants i five money line or take a look at the red line is probably going to be obviously mine. It's half so a play. Payless juice on that. But i think in the rubber game of this series The giants probably take this one. Because i seems like there were liking. The brewers are the first two games just because of the pitching matchups. But i think gives us the third game that the giants are probably pull this one out. Brett anderson did start against the giants won't in on five minutes was actually full starts ago. Everybody's three starts in the senate horrible six six thousand in three innings against pittsburgh three and in five against motion and then three hundred and four games. Cincinnati so speed consistent given bruins. And i think you just have to take over all ability of gausmann Speed rock solid in his five starts. He six thousand three hundred sixty three at night. Can't see anything to put you off. Goes when it's all just points. So yeah we got the giants. It might be a little bit yogi boot. You say good job. I don't just think this. Especially approx minus one fifty by all means. Just stick it in something. Take your profile and ensue. Yeah giants is exactly where our london mood. Office will represent. So i guess you kinda wanna recap what. We have for monday to monday to wednesday for this series. Yeah so you have monday nights. Which is the kobe bins. Johnny my face. Five on the brewers i five in the tuesday night is the woods of an alex wood. I've got i five in that one and then giants money line on the wednesday so i mean pretty straightforward can paulie all of those together it be wealthy banned by thursday morning We'll need it for sure because we've been slack your little but i like that. We kind of know dove into the numbers. You're right and we really got down to the nitty gritty of you. Know kind of how we probably handicapped the pigs. We do every single week so You know this kind of gives you an idea of what you're looking at as far as you know pitching splits for both pitchers how they've done recently. How the team is doing overall own road splits. I mean you know. At that point. They know sometimes luck is involved. So may. I think this is a great breakdown of two teams division leaders. Great pitching matchup so This will be fun to watch. Yeah i think the the s. gps degen's new. Bob beats on bod streak surra. Exactly what makes what makes a foot gablers. We are brought to you by pro swap. 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Salvador perez in the home runs that he's hitting He hit another one right now. So that meant that will make six out of the last seven games. He's a home run and three straight games at easily one so You know he's up to thirty nine now so As much as as bad as we have been talking about him he or how much of a curse. And he's i can say i've been about breaking streaks. I think that we're gonna be okay this week. So salvador perez another home run for the royals are tied with the mariners right now. Two to two in the bottom of the seventh. The just goose issue. We have finger on the pulse. I'll tell you what would be really good Experimental munis Between now with the end of the show. I'm the little new hitter. Alleged just had the red sox occurring through new hitter. cleveland indians. Now the kush now we've seen it now. We've mentioned it long before we absolutely blew wide open. Feel red sox. He was pitchy tonight. How whoa so. What else that. We've we've previously mentioned israeli. Got a new hit again. I have just kissed and we'll come in seconds. I look it takes before cleveland to get the first of the night. We'll keep you could tell us what's What's happening over the rest of the state. Boston capri is not gonna be happy with you. Listen to this podcast sheets. I've got this on target is in boston. Looks like i'll do it again. Yeah getting into this week. like you mentioned the start the week here we have Put it i write down. We have obviously a huge series between the red sox. And the rays going off this monday to wednesday This this is the time for the red sox if they want to get back into this series or this division race this time. They're i think they're going to have to win. All three of these games honestly For them to climb back into the at least the lowest al east division race they are holding on to the american league wildcard spot the second spot the first one belonging to the yankees but Pretty good pitching matchups. Chris sale is going to be pitching in this game. we also have Ed rodriguez who's going in this series also so Definitely something to keep an eye on in this series and then what else. I write down Braves dodgers did you talk about that one. Yeah i'm just getting back to boston. They've kind of put themselves back in the picture with a little winning streak of three. Which looks like it's going to go. It's gonna go to fall tonight. Yeah yeah breathes retold just briefs good again the other really good win the really good win tonight and this really should lend itself to some decent looking pitching matchups as well Just trying to drag the so okay so little bit. Underwhelmed is on monday night. Which is juice smiley And reenact been really good. I'll probably be. It's awesome both of those by seeing it. it's well it's just not really the the names. Ram jim by you for example tuesday night. Charlie and walker beulah charlie morton twelve games when eighteen gives two point zero to be aura for walker this season which is upset. You won't believable And then yeah max. Freed who is somewhat won't shallow water main funding see teams. You being very frustrating. I don't think the missile system have competed really good reflection if how he's pitch i think he's been a little bit and look i. Actually nanny took him as my dog this week. The eagles against max scherzer. And i do think free defeats being going. Where he's just one of those. I always get a wrong if i put my face all if picking it goes wrong if i leave him if i forget about him and let him go into the rage that he's happy zach. Please accident other one. These people that don't want attention the mid autumn. My attention did just chit the so now. I've mentioned street out. I probably shouldn't have to think he was alive. Doke again shoes of the other night on thursday night. I think that is so yeah. Good seabees doges do need to keep winning. Because the giants won't still And the braves array holding on grimly to that division that. Nobody wants to win now. He's other when i wrote down. The one that we talked about earlier was onto the brewers so three series zero again. The mets. you know. I mean if they want to put a stop putting a little st together they have the marlins this week to start the week here. they have walker going Tuesday they have Let's see a wednesday. It is carlos carrasco so you know some winnable games coming up for the mets. But i just think that letting the browser probably gonna run away with disa- division just because how well their bats. I've in going for for them over the past month year nationals as well after that so series against the the marlins in the nationals and the nationals and nothing to be afraid of atoll altria the mets could easily be back within. Maybe two a couple of games by the time we talk next so yeah. That's that's absolutely interesting. Just before we get onto our our picks for the week moon off and the subaru of socket continues on paramount plus stream over two thousand soccer batches year from around the world. that's all the heart pounded drama from. Cbs sports include the way. For champions league euroleague italy syria argentina's primera division the brasilia i'll and wfl the asian football confederation at the concacaf qualifiers featured the stars from the us and mexican men's national teams much more. It's the best of the beautiful game with the beautiful names. Like messy bumpy renaldo repea- no on sick be part of the excitement is champions crowned in history has made the world scheme on paramount plus visit paramount plus to start your free trial extreme every much life okay mood off. It's shit picks what we're going to put the people off this We're gonna get our fade. Mathu ready for our For our listeners. Here let's get let off last week. Yeah we need jew waterpipe mood off if we gave our booth. You give a lot at. I'll give my look okay. You give mix it up man okay. So let's start with our lots in all go. I i'm going back with the yankees Wednesday i'm taking yankees. Run line here Garrett cole on the mound versus high may berea berea berea. yeah you're good with the names but I would go as far as taking the alternate line on the On the yankees minus two. And a half if your book offers but for grading purposes i'll just go with the yankees minus one and a half year but co looks like he's back to his cy young forum right. He has three straight victories. He's pitched seventeen in two thirds in the last three starts allowed only one run in that span. He did start against the angels back on august. Sixteen to not get the victory but it was a day. Sorry they did give it the victory but was only by one run. The he didn't get much run support in that game The all yankees only scored to run so Hopefully they can. The hot baths can continue for the yankees. And he get some run support against this angels rotation. That's just been so bad. Meanwhile for the angels. Like i said bray is on the mound. He's been an absolute dumpster. Fire four straight losses in this last four games. Allow twelve earned runs over twenty four innings pitched like i said i'll probably stacking his game taking yankees money line the minus one and a half two and a half and the yankees team. Total this game but for our show purposes for a log pick. I will be taking the yankees run line so Wednesday gangs run line versus the angels will be my luck. You malcolm. let's it. Well moon off tuesday a yankees. Various is angels. Says where i liked it. I'm going to take jameson. Tioeun against my man shoe. He'll attorney Room for dementia enough. This is all business. The first reason is that we gave the trend street where we are through the september trends of the angels when they face teams over five hundred. I'm just not very good at it. so yeah we give them these trends. We're gonna have to go anywhere. We wherever my words on box in. Taiwan and four with a four point one eight era and yet. I stunned in july fantastic. July zero was by one point one. Something roofer august stops wise. But that was really really bad. Star versus vis auckland where he gave up five hundred four hits which is quite an unlucky startling. Really an obviously talking. He's been great. He's eight and one with your have a level three yet. One terrible start the season on. What's against the yankees which was the gave up seven runs into in pitched now. I'm not expecting them to do that again. But just being a little bit in the back of his mind and the yankees will funds squeezing again. Get a nice for the games. In august texas detroit and baltimore. So he's got a bit of a soft time automony. The young is going to be a different proposition. Still the angels aren't really very good. So i'm going to take and tell you to beat sure he who tawny clearly remembered that yankees In angels game where a tiny was pitching those out very first and he. He was having so much trouble locating his pitches and You know. I don't think like you mentioned that. He'll he'll have a star like that but If he does then. Hopefully you know what we can check that. Lock box for you but Yeah i think. We're both on the yankee stack here for this angel series. Just because we're just fading they're bad defense. Oh can i interrupt you with the breaking news. Drop the second batter that turner hoke feast who was in ramirez school bus on a fly ball to right field. Boston cleveland guam. Turning the second thank you we go. We go one more but we go one more route. Hoke sorry tana. I'm sure you're a lovely lard. We focus for you. Yeah so he's giving up a home and hit the next partner as well so that you go. That didn't take at all. So i don't think the no hitter get serious until we. He has six complete innings. Says you have three labs so i'll give you pass on this one but hopefully impressive though. It took us about ninety seconds to to demolish something he spent. Two i was in this game started later too because i think they're in a rain delay earlier so Let's hope that the red sox get the victory there. That's all i care about Let's get to our dogs here. I'm gonna go on monday tomorrow night. I am taking the diamondbacks money. Line versus San diego padres in our boy chris. Paddock is back on the mound. He's taking He's going up against tyler. Gilbert for the diamondbacks now. Arizona continues of fighting games right. I mean they have one of the worst records in the league but Bavin completely given up on the season Chris like i said returns for the padres and we have been fading him all season long. Whether it's been on a total player money line play And gilbert has been dominant against the ray sorry padres a season. He's pitched eleven innings against the padres. He's allowed one. Hit in the padres are batting. Point zero through point zero three two against gilbert in that span those love inning innings so a bright spot there for the diamondbacks dumb backs are seventy nine against the padres this season. So almost around five hundred by love this matchup of gilbert gilbert versus the padres Superb be another spot. The books won't put the padres as an underdog just because it is the san diego. Padres ride fernando. Totti's junior manny machado eric. Hosmer on this team did not gonna put him as an underdog but This just that this pitching matchup favors. The favors the diamondbacks over overwhelmingly. So i dog pick will be going off tomorrow night it will be the dynamex money line versus the padres. Excellent choice please. You pick the time you'd walk five ourselves show loud adult you stop shouted diamond bucks because i actually started typing them in full. My was my lock my talk. I wanted to tell us why on wednesday night. I think it was Just feel like. I'll pick the berkshire by nine weeks So i'm modestly voided but you've got to be in on behalf anyway so i'm going to insist the this is one that we've played before tarek scruple if the tigers against oakland a.'s. And james capriles capri lead. Someone who was quite hired early in the season when he came up and it was kind of own expos and scuba is eight and eleven with a full point zero one era. His last four starts is pitch into a one point. Five nine in twenty two eatings pitched dot one point five nine. Zero four starts struck stroke out ten last time versus lewis and the tigers continued to be good. They always give you a chance. Capriles and seven and four with a three point. Six five boot is august. The stood at five point zero six in his last five starts and he's only struck out five batters those star at eight but as a four zero and a full when when he was pitching really. Well You had a couple of double digit strikeout games. That was one of his things came here. It was way high. So maybe he's just started esteem. A little bit is a rookie at a really good season. And i just think he looks a little vulnerable certainly a lot more vulnerable now than he did when he first came up with the early part of the season. So that was good enough for me to take a. I think he will be. We've talked before about name recognition and. I don't think the is going to be favorites against the as it might. Because maybe twenty. Or so. But i'm happy to say tarek on fifty four detroit against or could booed off. Yeah i think this is going to be what i think. He might even a bigger dog. Just because like you said oates or the oakland as are in a fight for the Playoff positioning in the american league. Wild-card raise so You know you might be able to get maybe around a plus one thirty plus one forty on this maybe they're not looking at james trillions recent bad form but Again rain name the name recognition again with the oakland a.'s so Those are four. Pick man. I mean hopefully between us to these. I'll just pray for a split. At this point we go into scott's been the one that's kind of been saving our asses over the past couple of weeks. Yes scott us. Made a couple of picks You've got to follow anybody while mood. Offer his cooled as a. Which is you might want to follow a scott and these picks. Hey guys scour back again with your walk and dog for the week quickly recapping how we it over the weekend wind splitting we went one on one. So we'll look for a sweep over the next few days. Starting with the walk on wednesday. I like the yankees mine is one and a half at the angels and looking at the actual match the eggs of course have been one of the best teams in the league in the month of august while the angels have been falling apart way the angels have all six of the last eight games by at least three runs and garett kohl's pitching for the yankees and he has been phenomenal lately. Last three starts seventeen and two thirds innings pitched point five array. Meanwhile bari is pitching for the angels last month. Twenty one innings pitched five point one four. Era expect the yankees to roll here and win by at least two runs looking at the dog on monday. I like the rangers and the money line taking on the rockies around pulse one forty-three rockies are atrocious on the road this season seventeen and forty eight on the highway. So i simply just don't need to be this big of a favorite specially with marquez on the mound for the rockies who's been married at home but awful on the road road stats the season sixty. One innings pitched five point three one era. I think he will struggle in the spot. Meanwhile texas has a brand new face on the mound. In alexi. I start but of the minor. League numbers are very good. This season sixty five innings pitched one point six six. Era think alexi will pit surprisingly well. Are they marquez. Will struggle as the rock as the rockies lose outright and will pick up a nice winner there with the rangers plus one forty three other that that has been the lock dog for the week. Let it right there. You go thank you very much. Good luck with those. A ton of hoke is being pulled from the game. There's jonas at first and second off their give that's owner in every word. So we've we've finished up bonds career that so smooth off. I think we'd better leave it there before anything else. Terrible happens as always the Like in subscribe buttons. That it'd be hit on spotify the pixel site which are going okay i self deprecating myself in mood off. I'm still at sixty. Three percent number warn analysts district. So we're not trying to blow me on legally. I'm not going to sit here in. See terrible of being. When i haven't been well. Also asian picks did all key. Last night i gave four to five win in eighteen. The one seconds. Actually that was a bit of a kick in the up finishing second brazil there so people is struggled and so you get across the in obviously all the other places you know where the content out download the loads of football stuff israel and the fundus. He's still is absolutely brilliant. Like i said last week. The senate i- cheats a draft packs in all sorts of stuff. Move going on this week. I'm not much. I am be out of town on tuesday wednesday but i'll be posting on my twitter about where i will be so keep that in mind or look out for that But other than that you know where about two weeks away from manifesto football season starting off and i know a lot of people are excited about that. People are doing their drafts like you are. I have a draft next week So looking forward to that but other than that you know. We're just here to continue to keep grinding. Hopefully our picks are able to turn around here in the month of september. And don't forget we had Dave on the show last week that he said just just take these dogs. And then i think you know like i mentioned. I opened up. A separate account is going to be betting every single dog in the month of september. Boy i'll calculate on how that's been going at the end of the month so you some mysterious enough. You're going somewhere fun this week. is it secret. Squirrel is a big vian on yet. Not sap enda vegas. Weekend is Week one but Just just a business. I need a i need a handle but It's exciting stuff. I'll get posted on my twitter. Okay i look forward That you go from mood. I thank everybody for listening. Wherever you do streak halfon. And joey stacey if i assume whether about in the us so hopefully everyone's okay. Thank you for listening. We appreciate it. We'll be back on. Tuesday and joe your mlb week and we'll see you down the road thanks.

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Been no some little possibility. Navy for their No you're not flying horrible sad. It's tough to really get a good showing that you'd like well. It's been feeling veteran. I think that whether away from it. My whole heal veterans. It better results. It's hard to kinda gauge. Because obviously you probably need some time off here and there to to help with things like that but then you know you have a day where you have a couple of devils or something like that. You don't necessarily want to hit. How do you kind of find that balance like game comes to you and says hey you need a day once again the lineup every day. And if i'm not in the lineup usually was i wrote. I wanna play every help. And i'll never go in there and nashwan not part of my dna but think times where you know you need a day. And i'm just really really glad. Open about that. In ansel on all of us are really good about understanding our buddies more than one versus going now. I i'm going to do a story coming up here about the field because you guys have been really Like the defense completely around the diamond has been very good for you guys all season but there are a lot of times when you look at your outfield and you basically got off center fielder in the how do you. How do you look at what you guys have. Is a hole in the outfield. I think it's awesome You know merge for the most part we all play together for the better. Half of three years between made the w slater Ruffie for past two years And then adding a grid mission. So we've i've well we understand each other's ranges. We understand you know who's aggressive who's not always backing each other on so we know the rich a certain plays And then do the job when he gets thrown into the o. Flu and we have a lot of confidence in each other. I think that's the best part about it. I think because they probably underrated. Do you feel like that. I mean do you i. I don't hear you guys mentioned among you know when people are talking about like top. There's maybe it's because you're also good but I mean do you think that that's possible that maybe you guys are a little bit underrated when it comes to the is a whole but particularly the outfield I don't know as as long as auditors appreciate us and her and cap appreciates us then. That's really matter sauce now. And i think they do you know. Antoine does a great job with us and with our positioning lyrics team and it has a good job able share that. We aren't getting enough work that we need but also making sure refresh when hangs so You know i. I don't know. I just think that as long as we get our job done. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. They're where they were. They rank us and or just going to try and keep going out there and making many places in gas. How how Much more advanced. These days are the The shifts that it's not necessarily shift but the positioning for you guys in the outfield. I mean has it even kind of just in the last couple of years change because it seems like you guys are in the right place all almost all the time. It's really extraordinary It's it's actually gotten less complicated so it used to be a little like too over the top where we felt like we were robots and we couldn't make any adjustments based on what we are seeing where we are feeling based on who is pitching so. They've actually simplify the little bit more. And i think that may be what's helping us out there a lot more that we can make our own reads and we can really just athletic and make sure that we can go places. So what do you when you're making your own rates. What are you basing it on. You've got so many potential factors knowing you obviously the who you've got on the mount Maybe where the catcher setting up and how the batters being pitch to but also What that batter has been doing recently. What what do you mostly look at People timing no earlier late Do they look rush is their body. Language look You know certain things with two strikes jenner around the ball that day or they're staying through it or was it look like they're seeing the ball. Well there's so many different things that go on In the matter of a split second when you see somebody swinging so we're trying to take on the information and use it to the bus position and so you know. Sometimes it comes from man swan sometimes from the guy next to you. Sometimes you get it from yourself then you share it the next guy. So there's there's a lot of moving pieces when it comes to trying to be on the road position. How much more important is it with the ballpark like san francisco. Which is his. Everyone knows who's got a pretty big outfield out there and also with your pitching staff which is a very good one. I think i think the most important thing is living stilling. Feminism in the pictures that we are going to go make a play. And we're going to do everything we can do that. So that way they don't have v so perfect with their pitches and they can. They can just raise comfortable in seattle mariners. Because there's a lot of space out there and there's not a chance that people are going to be hitting home runs almost all far seeing last year. We saw some more on this year. But i think We just got a really what it comes down to is making sure those guys know that we're going to get everything have and that way they can just do what they gotta do. Now speaking of your has. I have to ask you about mike. Tomlin sketch the other night. Obviously he's huge position to but how did you write that catch on one of the best matches ever seen for a given situation now him more acrobatic catches it's a little for the range but we're not going to see that matters more situation in that That was absolutely incredible and he. He was perfect. Timing with everything and hats offer being ill nigga plants central mission like that and give us a chance to win which we ended up doing absence later time the other day that you guys have a little bit of a competition going on out there with You know kind of the lowest probability catches and who's making them so. I'm wondering like how much you look at that stuff at how. How realistic competition and catch. How can you guys got that You know unfortunately it's not really up to us to decide what's touch catching what's not says. That would be you know. That'd be number one right there but the the numbers dictate that all from track man and all that all of that so we're just going by what that says and it's definitely competitive. You know everybody wants to be out doing the other guy. And that's like a really good atmosphere for us. Yeah it's got plenty of incentive as if you didn't have enough Who is leading right now. Know I think it's pretty close depends on what's that you look at. Okay i think you guys need to figure out your own system where you also put like importance in a game somehow figure out how to weigh that in because at scene. I completely agree. Yeah in which case taupin wins though. So maybe not far. No i'll gladly give it zoom. We'll be back with more giants outfielder. Mike this trim in just a moment but first a reminder that for all of the chronicles giants coverage you can go to. Www dot s dot and subscribe good sf chronicle dot com slash podcast. This episode is brought to you by the nba witness mind-bending competition on the biggest stage between the best players in the world. A place where legends are made. It's impossible jumps. That seemed to freeze in mid air and spectaculars. Feels that you didn't see coming. It's that one. Play that last seconds that you will talk about for the rest of your life and let's face it it's unpredictability of at all. Never knowing when the next big moment will happen. Huge wins and crushed dreams. It's the drama of it all. You just can't make this stuff up that's the nba. that's game the nba playoffs are happening. Right now don't miss all the action talking about the la series The when you guys are coming off and In la and the fact that it followed a sweep when you guys were at home and then you guys dropped the first game overall the fact that you guys were able to take the final three of the four. An against winning game started by walker bueller than areas than kershaw. What are your thoughts just over on on what you guys were able to do. And how you've kind of been able to maintain that momentum yet. I think i think one of the main things about that whole situation was me him up with a game plan and everybody on the team stuck for it. It wasn't like we all had different game plans and we're all gonna go do our own thing out there. It was all about being team and making sure that we found a way to collectively be an opponent. And when we do that we find a common common goal and stick to it We're really hard to be so we've just been doing that lately and we've been sticking to what's been working you guys are. Obviously i think everybody knows that you you guys weren't projected necessarily to be among the league leaders at the start of the season And the fact that is it. It seems like a lot of your veteran guys who i think. Maybe some people had overlooked have been leading the way. What's that been like for you now. Because you've played with a couple of these guys for a little while. Obviously buster posey's semi back after sitting out last year. You got to play with him a ton before that. But what are your thoughts on what those guys have been able to do. Longoria in crawford posey especially we know ruin what we do. They always do. And i'm i'm happy because it's not fun when somebody writes you off for says at the end of your rear or they don't think there's ever perform again and wrong doing a great job with the preparation or leadership. And it's really. It's really fun to watch them working. You know these guys out. When i was growing up and watch him play in its But what's it like to play with posey when he's at the top of his game the way he is right now and you know he's often hitting behind you in lineup to. That's you know. It's like one of those things. Where i every time i hear the lineup and i hear them says buster posey's name either before before after monitors like a star trek moment Nobody's really learn from these guys who have ten years experience in the big leagues and have won multiple world series. I think ray showing their earlier ship inexperienced of that right now. You know they they know what it takes when gains and there's no moment that's the big for him and you know it's it's really helping ourselves off all of t understand when we needed to super focus one. There's times where we need to on the amalfi. Gasol business times it gets a little more And it's it's always nice to have guys like that offers. Your lineup has been so good this year about working deep counts getting starters out opposing starters out early really really. Excellent at bat would is. What is the key for you when it comes to that making sure you know you're not going out out of your zone making sure you you do see pitches that you wait for the pitch you on is there. Are you sort of keying on a spot. Are you looking for a particular pitch. How do you approach this. A little comes down to our preparation and like what are saying with creating a team goal for the game and understanding. You know what we need to do for our our plan. Verse walkers into different than our plan burst areas in. Our brassieres is going to be different than our plan. Verse her shell. And that's something that we haven't necessarily done a great job of in the past is like we used to be given a strategy report and say are you can rock with you know this this this look guy throws. Here's where like throw it Go ahead and try and go beat them. Now look at it as how do we nature that as a team were making it as hard for this guy to get us out of this fossil and we all have the same goal in the same thought process and when you work together like that you're working for the guy next to you and so it takes a lot of pressure off yourself try. You know you can't score runs of one swaying and see you. Stop trying to do that. Yeah and it seems like it. Works and senate kind of really good tandem with what your own. Starting pitchers are doing Especially somebody say like alex wood who works super fast He's getting quick outs So they we hear now a little bit more about something never thought we would talk about baseball. Which is time of possession. But if you know there were actual official stats being kept on that. It seems like you guys are coming out way ahead in that more often than not. Does it feel like that. Like like man. That was a quick quick inning out here on defense. Now we're up again. Yeah i i think that really does unapplied because you have somebody who's working slow along inning. It's really hard to get something going on. Offense is year just standing out on defense. Your body's getting stiff moving around There's you know you're getting with archer in your brain. There's so many different things that are going on that you're not let you translating the offense and the corporate you get to back to the dugout and ready to hit and back to your game plan easier to sex you in digital done a great job less of are of course the most important question i have to ask you. Mike is mustache. May i am t on june first. Do you have your mustache right now. I do not i. I was very clear from the beginning. it is strictly for. May i understand. People were getting very into it but You can't you can't use something like that. You know you gotta you gotta treat it right and when it's used for a purpose visit for purpose and then we move on and say well. It was our good luck charm moves. This is that you know we're we're never going to take anything away from our players. It was all our players you know. Maybe maybe we had some fun with it and you know there may have been certain times. We rallied around it but You know it always goes back to the players and all these guys fled so all during may i know we were for eighteen in ten in may and everyone says it was. It was scheduled route around the mustaches. We just we rallied around our players. Everybody did a great job lying so There's no reason to think that it's going to go on the other wife. Yeah and you. you can't abuse it right. You can't keep it going too long because then you know what happens next. May you've used it all up right exactly we we gotta save some for other mid there is now. I don't know if you feel comfortable weighing in on things like this because again very important stuff but who had the best mustache and who had the worst I think dustin lind one of our hitting coaches at the best mustache. She had full handlebars You know he's typically indicate so you guys may not have seen that one but that was phenomenal worst mustache. I mean in terms of performance wise. There's definitely movies but he was not in place for effort. You know the era gave everything he had. And i was. I was proud of his effort. His performance see elected all on field. That's for sure his stuff somehow looked like he was. You know fifteen years old which is amazing. I honestly i thought longoria way just did not suit him at all with just so weird so weird Insular started until we started dating all of the homers and then it was like whoa maybe Very well point. I'm yet lamont. Lamont rate he had a big mustache. Yeah and somebody that. I it was somebody that i didn't expect to dive in headfirst right away and he came in hot and it was right. I love burgers second of it. Excellent so do you. Do you try to figure out something now for june or do you just go like we just go. We just do our thing now for the rest of the way we do our thing if somebody if somebody comes up with something greater if not just things rolling and keep having fun that's the most important thing is for having five who stop having fun then. We have to find something to make sure that we are having fun because all good things happened with fun. So that's kind of. That's where i'm thinking we'll stand having fun and if a singer on yeah. I'm i'm starting to suspect. Your team just has fun no matter what so i wouldn't. I'm not too worried about that And i it seems like every like the rest league is probably getting noticed that you guys are a good team and you know you're not going to be taken lightly or taken for granted. Is that you guys know that. Probably for the rest of the way at is. I guess that's a good thing because it means you're playing well but I don't think anybody's gonna be taking lightly. I'm not so sure that anyone gets taken lightly at this level though you know everybody. S such counties. There's there's unbelievable players on every single team in the big leagues and this is the level of the game. So i think that's kind of the mentality always no matter what so. I don't worry about it. Well mike yastrzemski. Thanks so much for joining us. Here on giants flash. I'm sure we will be trying to talk to you again. Sometime before the end of the season And and maybe you'll have something else Different weird to talk about the points are susan. Thanks for having me. Thanks again to mike. Yastrzemski for joining us on giants splash producers. Today we're king kaufman n. g. l. johnson and our music batter up was written and performed by lauren. Golden ray east louis. 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The Reverend

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

37:41 min | Last week

The Reverend

"This is baseball tonight, the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 and today will be better than yesterday today is the birthday, my little brother, Sam Lincoln. That's crazy. I'm buster only working from my home in New York and today we have the return of the reverend. Just a one 800 shuttle off for the franchise nearest you. We have another drive through window. Can I take your order, reverend? That's right. The reverend Taylor swank, back from officiating a wedding over the weekend, you are at now officially dubbed the reverend Taylor. I appreciate you following my wishes. You know, as I'm a man of the lord and religion and impostor, we're going to talk about a lot of high stakes stuff today on the podcast and I know there was a lot of drama over the weekend, but there was nothing more dramatic than Sunday, the wedding was about to was supposed to start at 6 30 at about 6 o'clock. I bend over to pick something off the ground. My pants disintegrated on me. There was a oh my God. There was a giant hole in the back of my pants. They were these cheap rental suits. It was funny 'cause I was talking about it, probably, you know, an hour before I'm like, oh, these things suck like, look how gross they are and I bend over to pick up a piece of paper off the ground. Bam, my grandma, my aunt, they sprung into action. They got a sewing kit. They stitched me up real good and I did not have to no one had to see my underwear walking down the aisle, you know, we're in pictures or anything. So it was a very stressful, but it was also a wonderful day and you know I recovered because I'm a professional and it was all good. We had a lovely time celebrating my cousin Jonathan and his lovely bride Megan. So it was a wonderful weekend. Well, you know, you could have parlayed that into people like carrying you up onto the altar, right? Like you have people like literally hoisting you, so no one would have to see walk down the aisle. You didn't play that right, I think. But it was nice that, you know, your family members stepped up and gave you some safety Pence. Yeah, if we were the real MVPs, grandma and aunt Debbie, but yeah, you're right buster. That would have been a good move, especially with a man of my stature, you know, being a you know having a congregational a flock of sheep if you will. Well, you are the reverend. That's for sure. All right, nationally, division series yesterday, brewers and braves, the two teams tied one game of peace, the brewers struggling for hits and that continued. Anderson to Kane for his pitch. He swings Swanson diving to his right makes the play. On one saving play, dansby Swanson infield and he dove to his right on the ground smothered it got up and nailed Kane at first a huge play circle that one for dansby Swanson. Yeah, as Carl rabbit on ESPN radio. That was the top of the 5th inning. Here's what happened in the bottom of the 5th. Here it comes. Peterson rucks wonder right. Did he get it all? My goodness. 12 rolls off in light nearly into the chop house restaurant. 7 straight postseasons with a Homer for jock Peterson and it is Jack tober again. A three run shot Atlanta three the brewers nothing. He's unbelievable. Yep, he's pinching three times this year. And he has two home runs and a single in the postseason really amazing. The braves win this game, three to nothing. They lead the series two to one. They can wrap it up today. Jack Peterson spoke with reporters after the game about that home run. It looked like a really hard pitch that hit for a home run, high inside. Yeah, I pretty good player, so I don't know. It's knocked it out the yard. Chuck Peterson. He never lacks for confidence. First pitch is part of ESPN nation, brought to you by Dr Pepper. College football is back. And so are the fans. Return to glory with fans Bill by Dr Pepper, the one fans deserve. Last night, Dodgers and giants, the wind was howling from left field the right field that died your stadium. A lot of predictions before the game about how many home runs were going to be hit in this game. Well, you know what? Wasn't the case because the pitching was great. Max Scherzer on the mound for the Dodgers, basing Chris Ryan, the top of the first. O two on the way. Swing and a miss he struck him out. So Scherzer able to pitch out of the jam and he comes storming off the mound bouquet on ESPN radio with that call. Alex wood was terrific for the Giants. The two on. Swing and a hard hit one hopper to short Crawford up with it goes to second and la Stella there to step on the base and wood able to get out of it. Dodgers leave a couple here in the bottom of the fourth. It was still zero zero top of the 5th inning, veteran Evan Longoria came to the plate. And Longoria swings and drives one. Well struck out towards left field. That one back it's got a chance and it's gone. Home run Evan Longoria out to left center field into the pavilion and it is one nothing giants. And that only runs stood up into the bottom of the 9th inning two outs for the Dodgers Gavin Lux pinch it for Kenley Jansen. Swing in a ball drilled center field duggar going back slowing down under it. He's got it and that's the ball game. Lux flies to center Duvall closes it out. And the Giants able to make the one run stand up and they win game three by the final of one to nothing. What a win for the San Francisco Giants. And when Lux hit that ball, he raised his hand in the air because he knew he did a home run, but then he remembered he hit it into the teeth of that crosswind and it absolutely died out in center field. Here's Gabe kapler, the Giants manager on Eva Longoria's home run. We talked about it a little bit pre game. I think his swings have been more on time recently. And he has run into a stretch where some calls haven't gone his way. And as a result, he's kind of falling into some disadvantage counts. It's hard to climb how do those against the caliber of pitchers that we've been facing? But you did kind of see the bat speed and you saw the explosiveness and you saw the good decision making and eventually a caliber of player like Longo is going to run into a good pitch to hit and put a really good swing on it. And obviously that was the biggest one of the night. Yeah, a big night for Evan Longoria. He talked about the home run in the weather conditions. I mean, I knew I knew I got every bit of it as far as how hard I could hit a baseball, but yeah, I mean, I wasn't quite sure that it was going to go out. The conditions that I were crazy. I mean, we were talking about coming over. It's like, I don't think I've stepped out of the box as many times in my career as I have made at that tonight. A couple of times I felt like I was gonna get blown over by the wind. A lot of dust in the eyes and so it was definitely a little bit more difficult, environment to hit in and play in tonight. Yeah, I was thinking if that ball didn't go out tonight, I was just cashed it in. Yeah, when Lux hit the ball with two outs and bottom of my 9th inning Longoria said he thought it was definitely going to be a home run. But no, the wind held it in. Max Scherzer talked about his night. You get to postseason, you know, you can always lose by one pitch. You can that comes into play. And tonight I've lost on one pitch. Giants and dodges play game four later today. The Philadelphia Phillies hired Kevin long as their new hitting coach long had been with the Washington Nationals where he served as a coach for Bryce Harper. Bryce Harper moved on to the Phillies and now Kevin long follows him. In the American League, the Astros White Sox games rained out, but there was controversy with the science stealing scandal popping up again. We'll be talking about that with Jessica Mendoza. At Fenway Park last night, the Red Sox, the reds, bottom of the third inning. Red Sox had two runners on base. The first pitch is hit high in the air to deep center. Kiermeier back at the wall. A high drive to straight away center field and Rafael Devers has given the Red Sox of three to nothing lead. The great Dan schulman on ESPN radio and water Rodriguez was terrific for the Red Sox, but Tampa Bay would start to come back. Wanda Franco, doing it again in the top of the 6th. Bronco now bats from the left side and he swings and he drives it to center. This ball's well hit. Hernandez back he's got a turn and it's gone. Wander Franco has done it again. So at that point you're thinking, well, maybe the Red Sox aren't gonna wrap this up tonight. In the top of the 8th inning, Tampa Bay rallied again. Kevin kiermaier coming through. And the pitch is swinging a line drive right center field. This is going to split the outfielders and get to the wall. Zunino is going to come into score on an RBI double by kiermeier and the rays are back within one. At rally continued. Here's the one one to a rosarina and a swing and a base hit into right center field. Care Myers getting the wave around third Renfro's got a strong arm but the throws up the line. Kiermeier scores to tie it, a rosarina into second. It is 5 5. And it felt like Tampa Bay carried that momentum into the bottom of the 8th inning. There was one out Alex perdue at second base in this happened. And a swing and a fly ball to right center field kiermeier and a rosarina there. Kier Meyers sets up, makes the catch. Here comes verdugo and he is out of surveys. A one hop strike from deep right center by Kevin kiermaier. A beautiful throw there. And so it was 5 all. Well, in the bottom of the 9th inning Christian basque has single to lead off the bottom of the 9th and when he advanced the third, Danny Santana was inserted as a pinch runner. And here's what happened next. And the O one pitch a swing and a fly ball left center field. Meadows will make the catch. Here comes Santana. It is not in time and the Red Sox are going to the ALCS. And the 100 win raised, I picked the win the World Series. They're going home. PK Hernandez talked about that late decision by Red Sox manager Alex Cora to insert the pinch runner. So about to walk to the plate, they called Christian back to the dugout and they brought in Danny and that that took a little bit of pressure off because obviously there are different types of runners and a ton I was like, a Homer sports Christian. No. It went from having to go to hit or feeling like I have to get a hit. Obviously, because they're all field throws pretty well, especially the center of feeling the right Fielder. And then having the faster third base kind of took pressure off. Alex Cora, who did an amazing job this season for the Red Sox talked about advancing to the American League championship series. Just proud of the group proud of everybody here. Happy for my family. You know, that they can enjoy this. Happy for Boston. You know, it was amazing day. That was loud. That was actually better than yesterday. And you know, something that we envision before the season. We envision in the off season and the fact that we are one series away from going to the World Series. It means a lot to this organization. Here's ray's outfielder, Kevin kiermaier. You know what? I'm not disappointed at all. What I love to win that game and have another opportunity, but after you know everyone's in the Clubhouse right now, shaking hands, hugging each other and it just reminds us how special of a year it was. And I always say there's no moral victories. I mean, we came up short. No doubt about that. Red Sox played their butts off tip our caps to them. They were great. And you know, they beat us fair and square. You went as a team, you lose as a team. And, you know, our seasons over. Taylor, what you got? Or sorry, the rev. What do you got? Thank you for being respectful buster. Listen everyone, we've got a great slate of postseason games on ESPN radio today and a writer. You can listen to every single postseason game on ESPN radio, a batch of games for here. We've got Astros White Sox tune in at one 30 p.m. Eastern Time. Brewers, braves, tune in at four 30 p.m. Eastern Time and the nightcap, giants, Dodgers, tune in at 8 30 p.m. Eastern Time. Being a small business owner requires you wear a lot of hats. And sometimes those hats aren't always the best fit. For example, you may not be super confident taking on your business books. But now with QuickBooks, live bookkeeping, you don't have to. Introducing the biggest advancement in small business bookkeeping. 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You know, I am so impressed on so many different levels. You know, 24 years old, he doesn't make it above single a and until this year. And honestly, for the Giants organization, to be able to understand the talent, sending them down the triple-A, working with his mechanics, working on his line to home is time to home. You know, being able to make him the pitcher that they knew that he was, and then the trust. You talk about a huge game and moment to put him into. He was not the solidified closer. He is now put to put him in that moment and not just ask for three outs, but 6 outs. And you could tell the demeanor everything that gave capital has talked about what he's made of, and it came to fruition in that moment. Yeah, Camilla deval after he came back to the dugout after the 8th inning according to Gabe kapler after the game, they asked him, hey, how do you feel about going up her second inning and the response that he gave us? I got it, poppy I'm ready. I just love. It feels like every every year we seem to find these young hard throwing relievers who make a difference in these games and he certainly did last night. How about, by the way, sorry, 102.5 miles an hour. I mean, I know we're getting used to triple digits, but the way that it's an easy plus a hundred miles an hour is impressive beyond impressive. Eva Longoria looked relieved that he hit a home run last night. You know, watching his interview after the game, what did you think? Yeah, I mean, honestly, the way it was with the wind. I mean, and he even joked, you know, with Lauren shahadi after the game of just like, I was going to pack up my bag and leave something to clear the wall because I absolutely crushed it. I mean, ask Gavin Lux. I mean, he felt the same way he thought for sure, 107 miles an hour, 22° launch angle. That's a home run 90% of the time, you know, Lux's last, you know, the last out of the game. So for Evan Longoria, it just gives you that much more appreciation for the fact that nothing was leaving the stadium last night unless you absolutely crush it. He did. So what do you see happening tonight? You know, I feel like for both of these teams. I mean, I look at just how close that they have played each other for the Dodgers. You know, they out hit the Giants. And I think just keep on keeping on as much as you want to say you need to make adjustments things need to change. These teams are playing pretty much absolutely perfect baseball right now. This to me feels so much like the World Series because of how talented. I mean, Brandon Crawford, being able to climb the ladder and make that ridiculous play against Mookie betts, the positioning of San Francisco to take away, there were 20 hard hit balls in that game buster. 15 were by the Dodgers. So if you're thinking, okay, we got to make changes. We're getting shut out. I mean, you got to kind of tip your hat to how well the Giants have manipulated their pitchers and their defense to just be in the right positions. Yep, a 100%. And you're right. The trick for the Dodgers is to convince themselves, hey, we're fine. We'll figure out a way to do this. And they have that sort of experience. The Milwaukee Brewers don't have as much experience and they're not hitting it all jests. The numbers that are coming out of that series would then be shut down. I think reflect what we're seeing in this matchup. What do you think? Yeah, I mean, I mean, to be expected, that's kind of the story of the brewers all season long when you were first of all, they didn't get a lot of love a lot of credit. Nothing was really coming out of the central to the end of the season when the Cardinals were just red hot. But Milwaukee is known. I mean, this is what we've talked about now for years. Is they pitch? They got bullpen arms. They've got starting, pitching, that's been absolutely ridiculous. And they have to. They have to pitch and the pressure that that puts on a team in the postseason and even more so the offense. And you look at Christian yellow. I mean, that's like, you know, you're talking about former MVP, a guy that it's a lot of pressure to carry knowing that the offense has lacked. And then the one guy you look to is Yelich and you feel like he needs to get a gun every single time he steps in the batter's box. So my pick to advance to the World Series in American League with a raise, they're out. My pick in the national league with the brewers, they're close to being out. I'm not feeling so good. Doing good. I'm doing really well. So I'm just going to let you talk about the Boston Red Sox and that amazing series and how surprising it is. They not only think about where they were, just what was it 9 days ago, they're down in the middle innings or late innings against the Washington Nationals and they're facing a one game playoff just to get into the wild card game. They came back that day, then they beat the Yankees the wild card game, and now they've come back against the raise who I think everybody felt was the best team in the American League this year. And obviously it's a lot of things beyond. I mean, they have to score runs. That's one thing. I mean, what gets lost in these wins and the magic that is Red Sox right now. It's the back of their giving up runs. I mean, they were averaging, you know, they had to get 8 runs a game just to get into this game. Now they're averaging 6.1 runs a game to be able to win these games. And we talk about pitching and defense so much in the postseason for the rest Sox it's about the offense. They have to score runs because they're going to give them up. And then you got to tip your hat. I don't care what you think, how you feel. Alex freaking Quora. 15 and four in the postseason. I mean, this guy is absolutely remarkable. A last place team in the first place you watch him in the dugout is demeanor, the moves that he makes. There is something about him that we are going to talk about for a very long time. Regardless if you like the Red Sox or not, he is one of the best managers we have ever seen in the postseason in his continuing to prove it. Yeah, I told the story in the podcast yesterday about how in moments of when bad things happen different managers all text them and say, hang in there. You know, like, I remember texting Kevin cash after the Blake Snell thing in the World Series last year. And with Alex Cora during this course this year, I texted him and his response is always the same. Like I texted him right after Chris sale tested positive for COVID. Within .2 seconds, it will be fine. He said the same thing the other day, that's his demeanor, right? You can watch him during the course of these games and he looks like he assumes they will find a way to prevail. Yeah, and it's actually I feel like it's an intelligent confidence because you hear that a lot from those that are defensive. And there's definitely a giant line between the two, but it sounds the same. We're fine. We're fine, right? You know? And it's that defensive, you know, I don't really want to talk about this. I'm just going to play this off as we're fine. There's something about Alex to understand how it's the how that he probably does describe in the text back that he knows. They'll be fine because he's figured out a way with his staff with his team and whether it's just embedding confidence so that they believe in themselves or honestly getting them right, whether it's mechanical adjustments, mental adjustments, like getting in the Clubhouse, like getting an understanding, it's not just a defensive will be fine. It's an understanding of actually what needs to happen to make sure that they're fine. Debbie Gaiman's Brown writes in that Alex chords will be fine. It's like Belichick's we're on to Cleveland's. He gets the same. Do you think there are any teams with regrets over the fact that inside kika Hernandez? He got a two year $14 million deal just during the off season. Think some team might want kika Hernandez on that sort of deal. Typically cap behind bloom. How about the Dodgers? Oh, I mean, that was like, I mean, the biggest thing to me, the unspoken kind of, you know, when you talk about deaths with the Dodgers and so many names, it was always TJ. You know, coming in, especially against the left handed pitcher, huge key at bats could they not have used that last night? I couldn't help, I don't know. Maybe it's just me 'cause I live in a, you know, from LA, washing Kiki Hernandez, get the game winning RBI just minutes oh actually minutes into the daughters giants game hood already started and then here you have an offense struggling to figure out a way to score a run when their hero of so many postseason times had just won it for another team. So if I'm looking at a team that wish they had signed Kiki or nana's, how about the daughters keeping Kiki Hernandez? And I think how much they could have helped help him help them in these wins or losses right now. Who would have imagined that on a day when the White Sox and the answers had a rain out that there was going to be controversy, but that way we had that's what we had yesterday after reliever Ryan to pair up of the White Sox made reference to the science scaling scandal in how the White Sox pitch of the asteroids give a listen to him. It is what it is. They've obviously had a reputation of doing some sketchy stuff over there and you know, it's just we can say that it's a little bit of a difference, you know? I think you saw the swings and misses tonight compared to the first two games of intimate. But that's not really the story, you know? We come here. That's not really this story, but he made it this story with what he said. Here's dusty baker giving a response to that. I haven't heard anybody even talk about it. Tell the truth. You know, you know, you know, he can say who he wants to say. I had never even, you know, you know, I heard his name before. Jess, what do you think? I hate it. I mean, honestly, like, if you don't want to give a team anymore, bullets and board, like we're gonna come out and just absolutely crush you. I mean, if the Astros who have had a chip on their shoulder, you've seen it all season long, not showing up to the All-Star Game, just that defiance. I feel like last year was it got the best of them this year. It's absolutely fueled them. I don't think anything could have just put if you want to spark up a team who's already been hot, offensively, but to show, okay, you want to see us hit in Chicago 'cause you're saying something's going on in minivan. And I get it. This is a team that cheated. It was proven. But now, this is a team that is absolutely talented. And I don't think you need to fuel any fire. It's one thing to talk about amongst yourselves to say it publicly is only in my opinion going to get this Houston asking even more lit and absolutely happen on offensively now going forward. Yeah, Jess, I feel like if anybody was going to say it, it has to be Tim Anderson. On that team, it can't be a reliever. It just can't be, and I don't think Tim Anderson would say that. Speaking of him, I wanted to run this past year. You're a perfect person to answer this question. We got this bleacher tweet. The question is you've been tapped to direct a movie, the intangibles you never see them coming at blockbuster holiday superhero film. What players skippers and teams do you cast from the 2021 season? So I'm going to give you my team and you can add any player you want. I got Alex gore as the manager. Tim Anderson is on the team. Jose Abreu was on the team wander Franco's on the team Juan sodas on the team, Alex Bregman is on the team. Catchers, Sally Perez, yadi Molina, first base, Freddie green. I'll be at second. I got Bogart's playing shortstop Bryce or maybe Tim Anderson's my third baseman in that situation. My absolutely got Bryce Harper, judge and Castellanos, pitchers, I got Scherzer, Bueller, Wainwright, Charlie Morton. My closers, Liam Hendricks. This is the all intangible team. What do you think? I think it's a stupid ridiculous scene. Oh my gosh. How much fun? This is what I get excited. You make me think about the Olympics or you know, if you could put together like the real Dream Team, right? I mean, that's what you just did. I mean, it's just crazy. Maybe if I'm going all postseason, though, like, throw in a Randy or rosarina. And Raphael dippers, 'cause I think that'd be it. There's the intangibles, but then there's like the all postseason current like who just steps up and you got Kiki Hernandez. I mean, there's just players right now that we see. I mean, rosarina, his numbers mean at three 54 batting average, 11 home runs, I think I saw somewhere. He has more home runs in the postseason than like all of the Seattle Mariners. Insane. So yeah, I like your team. I'd like to then move it forward and let's come up with a bunch of different teams, especially in all posts and team. That's a great idea. By the way, how much fun would it be to have Tim Anderson and Ozzy albies playing beside each other? Oh my gosh. Just the fun. I would love to just hang out with those two. Those two, people that don't know them enough that we're best friends with them, but being around Tim Anderson, first of all, just his understanding of just the bigger picture of life is absolutely amazing. And Aussie albee's, everyone who's been within 15 feet. It's like an automatic smile. Like boom, like you can't not smile when you're around it. Exactly. All right, good luck with the rest of your hits. I know you're gonna be busy. I know I'll be watching. Yes, no, it's a fun time of year buster. Zero 9 6. This is the numbers game with Sara langs. Claire Langston reporter and a producer for MLB dot com and Sarah. This is Taylor swank's first day back at the podcast and sufficient a wedding and he wants to be called the rev. What do you think? Oh my gosh, that is a fun one. I mean, I'm all in. You know, when people want to create their own nicknames, I think we have to let them go with it, you know? I think the organic nicknames are always a little bit better, but, you know, if someone wants to be called time, that's fine. When I was little, there was a kid who used to make fun of me called me Siri and I got so mad about that. You know what, we're okay with all nicknames. I'm good with it. Well, I think ESPN was like, what Langer? Yeah, I think that's a crawl ravish special. Langer, they're slangs, obviously, which is now my Twitter handle, but I used to get mad at slang sling Z I got in high school, so, you know, I'm all in on all nicknames. Sarah is a hard to nickname name, so I'm go with it, tell her you're good. Yeah. It's a lot harder than buster. Let me tell you. All right. Let's play the numbers game. Number three. Number three is two. So John Peterson yesterday hit a pinch hit home run for the second time this postseason. That is now time for the most pinch at home runs in a postseason career or in a single postseason. So the only other guys with two pinch at home runs in a single postseason were Bernie carbo in 1975 in the World Series and chuck a sedgy and excuse me if I said that wrong in 1959 also in the World Series. And another thing that I loved with this is they've both been off the same pitcher, Adrian Hauser. Jog Peterson is the first player in post in history with multiple pinch hit home runs off the same pitcher. And I think that's just insane. Number two. Number two is 5. So our former colleague, Alex Cora is now undefeated and potential series clinching postseason games. So he's the only Mandarin postseason history with at least 5 wins and no losses, but of course that may change at some point in those types of games. But his 5 straight wins in potential serious clinching games to start his managerial career is tied for the second longest streak. Only Terry Francona who won 6 straight to start his career has had a longer streak. And Alex Quora is tied with Tony larussa in Casey Stengel. So this is very, very good managerial company to be in. Number one. Number one is 14. So last night was the 14th time that Buster Posey has been the starting catcher in a game that his team one via shutout, which is already by far the most of any catcher in postseason history. So he has 14 Yadier Molina has a Yogi Berra has 7. And the Giants have 27 team shutouts in franchise posts in history. Buster Posey has caught more than half of them. This is just wild to me. And if anyone is saying, okay, Yogi Berra, there were fewer posts in games back then. Those were done this in just 57 starts behind the plate. Yogi Berra had a lot more start to find the place. So he had a lot more chances to do so. And buster is just dealt with some outstanding pitching on his teams and camilo dough ball finishing up that game last night to give him number 14 was really, really outstanding to watch. As your mom holding up Sarah before you go, I need to hear get a report on your mom, how's her tension level? One win away from defeating the Dodgers, putting the Dodgers to bed. There's a lot of attention, but very, very excited. You know, I've been tweeting out some trends throughout the postseason, teams score first team style at home or their opponents and home teams. And she was very nervous about the home team stats, but the Giants became just the fourth team to win a game on the road this postseason. So they scored first, stay at home or their opponent, and they went the other way with the home team records. So, you know, she knows that the stats can change. That's why we track the trends because they may go and having a game that goes against it. All right, Langer. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for having me. Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a Tuesday, first up we've got Katie Casey at tweets or bleeds. Buster and reverend schwing have you ever seen a manager have as big of an impact on their team's performance, then Alex Cora, especially impressive in today's front office lead game. I thought that Joe Manning had a tremendous impact on the cubs in 2015. I know there are cubs front office executives who believe that as well. I thought Joe Torre, I covered him when he managed the Yankees. I thought it was perfect for that team and the way that he handled them. But Alex core is definitely one of the best managers in baseball. I think Craig counsel has had a similar impact. And you know what? Let's start giving some credit to Brian sicker. The braves manager, who always seems to keep his, you know, his great Clubhouse culture, exactly where it needs to be. Max hepner at Matt the stud, if Xander Bogart's keeps hitting in the second half of his career like he has in the first half on top of the accumulated postseason accomplishments, then will he be a Hall of Famer? Matty's got work to do. I think 1239 career hits to your point in a second half of the career. Maybe he accumulates and gets well over 2000 hits. His adjusted OPS plus is one 15. That's not the sort of number that necessarily gets you into the Hall of Fame. But look, he could be, as we've seen in recent years, he's getting better. He's 29 years old. He's got two World Series titles under his belt and now they're in a position to potentially get a third. Brian stone king, AKA school of sweat writes in wire managers afraid to ride a hot pitcher of vaulting and game three Rodriguez in game four, for example, both were still pitching well with a lead. Then they end up needing bullpen guys to extend beyond their abilities, ride the starter hard. I agree with you school. Well, you know what? The metrics say the numbers will be better for pitchers who are more fresh. And I actually think it's becoming easier for the managers to reflexively follow those numbers. That way they avoid the second guess, because if you leave a starting pitcher in and you avoid what the metrics say, when the front office guys come down to your office after the game and I've seen this happen, you have to try to explain why you made that decision. And you have to explain to the media why you left a starter in. It's just easier in making an explanation to just follow the numbers. I don't necessarily like, but that's the way it is. Interesting. Matt trembly at Matt tremble one writes in there's a difference between intentionally getting in the way and intentionally not getting out of the way. Same as a batter, not getting out of the way on a hit by pitch. He didn't try to get hit, but he did didn't not try to get hit. We're reigniting this debate yesterday that I heard with you on Tim and my guy dance Danzig. Yeah, bad gives moni grandal. Look, he play semantics or whatever. He gives money, grandal did not want to get out of the way of that throw. Definitely not. And last one for today, Ted halleck at abandoned touchdown rates in or TD. I think the bev may be more apt than the rev, but. Yeah, we talked about that. It's hard to square those two things. We're first doing over unders on drinks and then we're talking about the rev, you know? I'm more of like an outlaw reverend if I had to really put a fine point. You gotta get a little bit. We need to get like a costume for you. You need to get Todd rated to design a costume for you. Oh yeah, if we ever do a live show, I feel like that would be a wonderful bit right there. We'll put that in our back pocket. Hashtag bleacher tweets on Twitter. Thanks for writing everyone. That's it for today. Taylor didn't think I'd get it done under the deadline we have, but I did. My thanks to Jessica Mendoza Sarah langs and the rev have a great day everybody. Thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember. Peyton inequality based on skin color is something we need to fight against every single day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball, check out the fantasy focus podcast wherever you listen to podcast. The baseball tonight podcast.

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Garena Free Fire Announces New Season, English Broadcast For the First Time

Esports Minute

02:46 min | 10 months ago

Garena Free Fire Announces New Season, English Broadcast For the First Time

"Garena free fire keeps growing and this season the top League will be broadcast in English for the first time. I met dreams is the Esports minute from E Sports Network e Sports network is looking for new sponsors. If you work for a company looking to expand its reach in Esports e Sports network has opportunity to cross digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO marked in using the email in the bio of this show. The sooner we get a sponsored the sooner. I don't have to lead every episode with that read. So first off, I apologize. I'm a little bit of course. I'm not exactly sure why but I'm still committed to giving you guys any sports minutes. Oh, here we go. If you haven't heard about Garena free fire, you aren't from Brazil the mobile Battle Royale title is actually pretty massive or a lot of the world but no place more so than Brazil as one of the most downloaded mobile games of 2019. Grain of free fire is built entire content Empire in the region loud a Brazilian Esports organization. Became the first Esports ordered across 1 billion views on their YouTube channel back in the summer. They accomplished the feat in just over a year. As of now FaZe Clan has also passed that Mark but not beat him to it and FaZe Clan started uploading a decade ago. Now allowed has one point seven billion views and their official YouTube channel, that should give you an idea just how popular this game is not greener the developer of the game announced new plans for the upcoming season of free fire Esports. The season will start on January 23rd being broadcast on YouTube and Booyah green has own streaming platform through a different partnership. The season will also be broadcast on traditional linear television as well for most of our listeners. Assuming we don't have a huge amount of native Portuguese speakers listening to the show. This will be the first time. I watch the top level of free fiery Sports on a consistent basis in English to British host will take over those duties and it's worth checking out because freefire really highlights two of the big trends going home. Word in the E Sports world as we look towards this new decade those two trends that I see are growing markets and the two biggest ones are India and Brazil. So this is a great chance to see hey, this is what Esports looks like in some of these growing regions and the other big story is that we're going to have a mobile esport be welcome to the top ranks of all e Sports titles and maybe surprisingly it looks like a mobile battle. Royale's maybe the Big E Sports winners both free fire and Pub G Mobile are running expansive Esports leagues this year in a way that no traditional Battle Royale has really introduced that same structure for that the closest but it's still sort of a combination of different tournaments. It's Office episode of the Esports minute as always. I'll be back tomorrow at the top e sports store the day in just a few minutes.

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Where in the World is the Overwatch League Headed in 2021?

Esports Minute

05:47 min | 10 months ago

Where in the World is the Overwatch League Headed in 2021?

"The OverWatch League actually has a start date finally as well as some interesting new developments and a whole boatload of questions. I'm a dreams into the Esports minute from E Sports network box network is looking for new sponsors. If you were for a company looking to expand its reach any sports e Sports network has opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports and Eric Segal marked in using the email off of the show. Hey, the sooner we're going to sponsor the sooner. I want to lead every single episode with that read. So hit up Mark, please today. We're talking the OverWatch the end of all these Sports o w l had the hardest thing twenty already entering the year of plenty of questions. The year saw reigning MVP Sinatra jumped to Valour in the Vancouver Titans, the defending runner-ups dropped their entire roster do to covet and owners to report may ask for bargains on their massive by ends. Yeah. It wasn't good 20 21 might be better but the League's questions surrounding it only got larger this week blizzard announced the 2021 Ram. Schedule even though the Call of Duty League the o w l sister league in many rights is starting in mid-February the o w l won't kick off until April in that time three Western teams the New York Excelsior the Philadelphia Fusion and the LA Valiant all announced they'll be moving operations to Asia for the season due to covet thy that brings the division of to a split of 12 teams in the west and 8 in the East and speaking of the LA Valiant report from Aaron Halo speak in o w l Insider find that the LA Valiant have actually been sold to a company or owner in China. His report said that that new owner was a fully Chinese roster leading team will release of the entire team and coaching staff. The LA Valiant have denied that report for now. We don't know the truth, but Halo is broken plenty of stories in the past. Even if he shoots from the hip a little bit when it comes to some reports in many cases the massive binds that owners paid to get in the league are forcing them to cut costs on player salaries that's creating a really weird ecosystem or contracts are going down as Activision Blizzard game. Of an insane amount of cash the Paris a turtle are one such example as an expansion team Following season 1 the estimated price of the spot. They bought was absolutely more than twenty million volts SPN estimating that those parts are going between Thirty and sixty million each with Paris being a main International Hub. There's was probably on the upper end of that estimate range if ESPN's correct there back in November, the org released its entire roster. It's not like the Eternal were bad or anything last season. They finished first in the North Division and fourth overall. They did have a poor showing in the play-offs but this is clearly a cost-cutting measure from the management team in Paris quite similar to what happened with the Vancouver Titans during the season. So where does the league go from here the viewership breakdown points in a clear direction to me. The 2020 season had pretty bad viewership Esports chart said the average was about 46,000 viewers a decline of 60% from last season now part of that might be the move from twitch over. YouTube but still a 60% decline doesn't just happen out of nowhere The crucial thing about e-sports towards data though is that it doesn't include Chinese you worship and that's where things get a little bit interesting facts into the Nielsen am a data which does implement Chinese viewership d o w l finals the only event we have am a data for was watched by 1.55 million people. That's a 38% increase over the 2019 finals. So hey, that sounds like pretty good news. It's not League of Legends numbers, but it's still pretty good. If you can bind that little bit of knowledge with the three Western teams competing out of Asia and the one already reportedly having been sold to a Chinese owner and we see a potential exit strategy emerging or owners unhappy with their o w l investment prior to the season. The breakdown was fifteen Western teams and 5 Eastern teams that becomes 6 if the Valiant sale holds and then there are already those two are or there's already competing over there for twenty Twenty-One. Although neither am boxer Comcast have indicated. They have any plan to sell their mostly just moving over to Asia because it's a little bit easier. Logistically, I believe but going on as more owners are unhappy and more Chinese owners are actually willing to pay for these teams. I think we could see those scales tipped towards an equal split between divisions. If not favoring China eventually. There's certainly no shortage of cash for Esports in China these days. If you look at the type of Investments, they're making like the one point five billion dollar venue that's coming out of Edwards. Gaming and Shanghai suddenly twenty million for an OverWatch League team doesn't look as crazy as it might look to a western owner who isn't really seeing the return on their initial investment. So we'll see how it goes. But we're waiting till April until o w l actually kicks back off. That's all for this really long episode of the Esports minute. But hey when you're talking o w l you always have plenty of time to talk about over the weekend. We've also got a great podcast on the E Sports Network podcast feed. It's published right now and I talked with Marshall zelaznik the new CEO of Esports engine who comes from a background in the office and Combat Sports. We discussed parallels between UFC's growth and Esports how to build better storylines in Esports and how Esports can potentially monetize broadcasts down the road. I know a lot of people in the office ports industry would kill to have pay-per-view broadcasts and the money those bring in but that's just not a reality for where it you Sports is right now and I'm sure fans feel the opposite way. You can find that podcast link below wage. Show or researcher for the E Sports Network podcast wherever you like to listen to these Sports minute. Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with the biggest Eastward story of the day and just a few minutes.

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Riot Games Chooses Nerd Street Gamers to Run Valorant Champions Tour Stage One

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02:42 min | 9 months ago

Riot Games Chooses Nerd Street Gamers to Run Valorant Champions Tour Stage One

"Fowler and has received the game's first long-term plan from Rye games. And this is definitely a sign of what's to come for the new Eastport. I'm my dreams the sports minute from E Sports Network e Sports network is looking for sponsors. If you work for a company looking to expand its reach any sports e Sports network is opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports our CEO marked in using the email address of the show The sooner we're going to sponsor the sooner. I don't have to lead every episode with that read. I know you all want that for Valor its first six months was a nice sport. The game has been led by E Sports organizations offering individual tournaments besides riots pretty successful First Strike series, the developer has been uncharacteristically hands off when it's come to valorous events. Well that's changing soon kind of off the 2021 Valor and champions tour was announced this morning. And even though it's the longest-running competition that ride games has ever announced for Valerie. Ain't it's going to be run in N A at least by nerd Street Gamers Club. Nerd street is a bit of a do-it-all Brandon Esports. The company has a media alarm. We're full disclosure. I've recently been publishing articles. They also have an abundance team and a network of facilities as well lately. They've been a major leader in N A Valerie the host of the first strike in a tournament in December and this month have also hosted two major tournaments won a partnership with complexity and the other the recently ran a winter championships, the new stage wanted the champions tour is much more expensive which is why we say that this is coming directly from Riot. This event will run from January 27th to mid-march the terminal be a mix of open and closed events culminating in a Master Series in March those open and closed qualifiers will take place over two weekends. The first Open qualifier will happen on January 27th. And then the the first closed qualifier will take place the weekend after that pattern repeats in mid February and again in late February into March the entire goal will be to reach these Masters Tournaments, which will take place on March 13th. March 14th, and then again on March nineteenth twentieth and twenty-first that Masters tournament will be the biggest stage Valerie Esports has seen so far in the games first year as an esport up until this point. It's been invitationals which have all been pretty big but nothing that's had the scope of this multi-month tournament that we're seeing here. That's all for episode of the Esports minute. It's Tuesday. So that means there's a new gamer are coming for y'all tonight. Be sure to check out this feed or the gamer our YouTube channel at 6 p.m. PT to see who Chris Buck is interviewing tonight. I'll give you a hint his NFL team was just recently eliminated from the playoffs wage.

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Esports Engine's New CEO On Building Storylines in Esports, Monetizing Broadcasts and More

Esports Network Podcast

40:19 min | 10 months ago

Esports Engine's New CEO On Building Storylines in Esports, Monetizing Broadcasts and More

"Hello Ed, welcome into another episode of the E Sports Network podcast in partnership with Reuters. As always. I'm your host my dreams. And if you're working for a company looking to expand its reached Esports e Sports network has opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO Mark dimmick using the email in the bio of this show off. First up. I have to apologize. I'm feeling a bit under the weather, but don't worry. I don't have covid-19. So if I seem like a blocking a bit of energy, that would probably be why still I've been looking forward to this interview for a few weeks now so I had to do it because today we're talking to Marshall zelaznik and Marshall, I forgot to get your last name's pronunciation before the show. That was I'm blaming the sickness for that one. How do I pronounce your last name? You did not murder it wasn't perfect. But it was very good. It was I've heard worse. So it's elastic the last day disease intimidate people, but the double z is a tough one. It's a tough one dog. Shows lastic he spent most of his career working for the UFC starting there in 2006 and working his way up to Chief content officer by 2016 after that. He spent two years to Activision Blizzard as the global head of Business Development and content another two years as CEO of Glory Kickboxing and just recently he's moved on to e-sports engine as a company's new CEO Marshall already. Welcome to the show when I mispronounced your name, but welcome to the show again. Thank you. Yeah, great to be with you for people unfamiliar and I'm sure most of our audience is familiar Esports engine is a company founded by longtime e Sports Pioneer Adam apicella adewumi over to role as president and chief experience officer of the company after e Sports Center was founded it was bought up by VIN Dex the new company from MLG Founders, Mike sepso and Sundays digiovanni last month. You heard from sepso about vindex and on the show, we're going to talk about Marshall's new role with e-sports engine the role. He envisions a company playing in the E Sports World at tapping on his experience in Combat Sports, especially when it comes to building storylines monetizing broadcast toothaches Esports definitely needs but first Marshall what made you want to join a sports engine after your long career what brought you to this new company, you know as you age and I've had an interesting experience. I used to actually be a practicing lawyer and then I made a career change and got into media and ultimately with the UFC where I spent the majority of my home. Sports and entertainment career and one of the things that having that experience of the USC is what really sort of gives you the shot in the arm every day to get out of bed and be excited about the work is the reaction that the community has to what you're doing and in the early days of the UFC you had this fanbase that couldn't get enough whether it was of the fighters or the fights themselves. And so that's something that doesn't ever leave your system. And when and when after the UFC was sold and I went in to Activision Blizzard and we could be part of the team that was helping to launch the OverWatch league and incubating Call of Duty league and working with all of the other blizzard and Activision Esports, all of those feelings around this very engaged Community came back to life by the time I left the UFC. It had been over ten years. It was it was a maturing. Although it was always a challenger support during my time there a month. Continue to probably be looked at that way, but it's you know, in terms of audience. It's hard to argue that it's not one of the leaders but nevertheless there was this audience in this community around gaming and Esports and my learning curve was so steeped in that moment that it was really energizing to be back in a in an area of business where you felt that way and when I was recruited away from Activision Blizzard to go back into the fight game with Glory again was motivated by this community that was around what was back up combat or kickboxing and so to get directly to your question when I had the opportunity to join up with people that I knew and respected and like people like Adam you mentioned and Sundance and Mike off of the people that I met while I was at Activision you get to a point in your career where the who becomes just as important as the what and I knew I wage. The what mean I'd like the space. I like gaming I like to e-sports and I got to work with people that I really respected and cared about and had an in very intense relationship for my time and Activision Blizzard until coming back now to the next family with these Sports engine and I was one driven by those relationships. So the The Who and then the what you could you can sense and I've always kept my finger on a pulse a bit of what was happening in the business in and around gaming and Esports and you could feel this energy and this pressure to continue to grow and I frankly selfish life. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to get back into it. I wanted to do it in a way that I thought could bring value and I think what we're doing a t Sports engine would indexes doing globally as trying to find a way to enter this ecosystem to bring value to not only any of our partners but to the community and and that bleeds through everyone within Esports else. Index there is a passion and love for the community that you just can't create so you for me. I get The Who and the what and that's what drove me back here frankly and it's been great. I joined I think officially with vindex in around May was part of you know, the planning and discussion around some of the business was working with Adam and and the group in Burbank here and Ultima as you know, we announced just recently, you know by appointment as CEO and working with the team in that regard fantastic really interesting history and for our listeners who artist familiar with the UFC. This is really one of the huge success stories in the Sports World over the last two decades, you know, this Combat Sports were dominated by boxing for most of History Elite. I said take your pick boxing was larger than life and over the last two decades UFC has been slowly slowly cutting into that market share to I believe just recently passing boxing in terms of viewers maj. You might be able to back you up on that set. Is that is that true to UFC fight? They pass boxing when it comes to I'm sure there's different metrics you could take but has it has it finally gone on par with boxing. Oh for sure. I remember the old I would do interviews when I'd opened our office in London and I was doing interviews in the boxing community in the UK is very strong and there was always this resistance to MMA and UFC and there was always this Mantra we had that you know, our president Dana White would say things like we're going to be bigger than any of the biggest sports in the world that aspiration so to the European community that meant what do you mean you're going to be bigger than soccer or football and and inevitably it always boils down to whether you're going to be bigger than boxing or you going to be bigger than boxing the reality is that On any given day an MMA event like a big UFC event in drive more viewers than the biggest boxing event, but I've never looked at it when I was there as a competition between a m m a r u f c in boxing they were like basically brothers or sisters in the family, they could coalesce but I don't think there's any denying that MMA and UFC has been met and in many cases eclipse the boxing fan base on a particular night. But if you look around the world, there are so many more boxing events going on than there are MMA events that happen to your point. If you try to aggregate stats, somebody could play with those stats and so there's still more boxing fans, but I'm not sure I think on a global awareness and willingness to purchase and watch the biggest MMA event is on par if not bigger than some of the biggest boxing events it certainly born out through my anecdotal experience. It's the only event that you'll find wage. My friend group getting together at Peg pay-per-view, which kind of takes me too. So they going to ask you about but before I before I ask you about that as we're talking about UFC's growth. I'm curious, you know, it's awfully hard to pinpoint any one or two specific things that helped create that growth. But as you were there for ten years what were some of the things that you have seen did so well at MMA in general has done that that has allowed it to grow so much to where it's now on par with the biggest events like box, I guess. Yeah. It's a great question. You know, it's a sometimes when you see Mass success and you look back. You know, somebody will say to you. Oh, it's because we did X Y and Z and that's why we were so big. I'm not sure and I'm you'll find this about me. I'm not give it to you straight. We had a plan that we were executing against and we had a lot to overcome in those early days of the UFC, you know in the early days people perceived the sport as being barbaric, you know off John McCain once called a human cockfighting and it was really, you know, not on the radar of anything other than a spectacle and so we spent and by years there we spent a lot of time educating really traditional media and a more traditional fanbase in terms of to get them to understand what we were which it was regulated. It was safe. These were real athletes that participated but one of the the the anchors to the real growth of the USC was the development of The Ultimate Fighter which was the reality show that that really nice perpetuate or or catapulted. I should say the UFC and that reality show allowed the fighters to be known it allowed everyone to understand that this was real sport and it wasn't just effective. But the way I believe we were successful in terms of growing a global sport is that as we opened offices around the world and I was lucky enough to be part of that group that helped to do that ope. First office in London and then opening an office in Canada and then opening an office in Asia and then putting an office in to Brazil and embarking on our event expansion throughout the week is we really got local in those local markets. We've really found a way whether it was through attracting Talent fighters from those markets or whether it was activating a new markets through media relationships. And then what it all comes down to the same reason why people will watch curling in the Olympics is we told amazing stories about athletes and we had very creative people that could create compelling content that made you care about a fighter that you didn't know and to my Olympic analogy is the same thing. Can you hear the story? You know, somebody coming from the hard streets of something who had to overcome this and you know, the loss of that all of a sudden we can relate to them and we want to know and we want to watch them secong. Even till we want to watch them fail. It's like something in our nature when they get too big we want to see them lose but nevertheless we found a way to get people to care and it was the right time whether it was reality TV in its early stages that we were able to take advantage of or our focus on being really local in the way. We executed our business. I think was instrumental in helping to take us out of the view of being a US property and being a global property and it was really something we were focused on educating being Global. We wanted people to think of us like tennis or or F One racing as opposed to American football or baseball. I think by most metrics you have accomplished those goals and our audience, you know, I was not a quid he was talking about building storylines because that's something that may I have repeated Ad nauseam on this podcast about what Esports needs to help create its growth and there's quite a few parallels in that answer to sort of wary Sports is right now and page where it can go educated traditional media for one is another thing that Esports is working on right now and just sort of hey, this is why this is important. This is here's these negative stereotypes or connotations evolved. Here's why they aren't accurate. There's all these steps have to go through to create growth here. And I think we've already talked about it, but I'm curious especially for the building storylines perspective. How could be sports do a better job at and how can use Sports engine in particular use the company's role at the center of Esports to help build those story lines as well? Yeah. It's a good question. It's worth highlighting a little bit when I was being robbed. Rooted from the UFC to go to Activision. I remember the chief strategy officer who had a relationship with previously and we were speaking and he said, you know, there are so many similarities with what the US seem to overcome to where to where e Sports is and and those similarities are as I mentioned in one case in the UFC everyone thought these were just bar room Brawlers. They weren't skilled Fighters found in these Sports everyone believes. These are Gamers who are sitting in someone's basement with mushrooms growing under their feet and they're not really dedicated committed people. And so and neither one of those things are true. But how do you convince people that they're not true and and it is through storytelling. The other thing that was similar is as I mentioned the outset there's this really impassioned community and fan base that become the profitability proselytizers for you and the initiative and you've gotta stay true to that fan base to grow and sort of create that Network effect. And that's a very similar thing because if you're a gamer and you want to suck Better or be entertained a great way to get that entertainment or education is by watching Esports. So you've got those people but how do you expand it to the question that you asked and I do believe is driven through personal stories and those stories are generated through creative people. They everybody's got a compelling story. This is what we always believe that in a in the old UFC. You would hear Dana White's say these are the fighters. We have to promote them where the promoters we need to make people care about them everybody. Even if you think they're boring or they don't speak English, whatever it is. It's our job to find a way to make them interesting. I think that sort of myopia in terms of what our objective is and I think Publishers think about this I think platforms think about this long and it's just how do you execute on the stories? Cuz everyone will tell you oh, it's storytelling. Oh we have to, you know, make the players more relatable and make people care about them, but the magic and doing that is get off. Really creative people who know the right questions to ask who know what's happening within culture to try to drive connectivity. So, you know, my son is a sneaker head, you know sneakerheads are a thing down one's interested in this and you might find the most boring athlete who all of a sudden has a sneaker collection that you can find a way to expand that and I think what makes us unique at home. It's engine is one we have real passion from top to bottom within the company of people who live and breathe gaming they live and breathe not only the game and often the strategy in the competition related to the play. But also they understand what the community is interested in what they like. So with that applying that to them bringing in really creative people who have that same passion and giving them the freedom to to dream and create and ultimately then the next step is to execute on the vision is really what Esports. Yep. as we've got the creative minds we've got the passion talent that understands the community and we've got the resources in terms of how to get the full story and the message over the line and in our space we are really you know an extra set of fingers or hands you know to help the Publishers and the platforms who wants to create content we help them achieve their goals that's our job we don't win unless they win and when they come to us with an idea and if they want to drive more interest in their game in terms of Engagement you know activating their current fan base when they want to expand their fan base and use any of the content we create to grow their fan base we have the kind of resources and creative people that can sit down and work with them and help them to see the world in a way where they can invest in these stories it's always dead A bit of a pick and choice that that anyone who's got a budget has to deal with because there are certain things that will eat into budget in terms of producing any content and where you focus that money is really driven by your goals and objectives. If you are the group out looking for the service and what we try to do is we try to be Consultants first, we try to help them understand what understand what their objectives are and how we could utilize our services to help them achieve that but ultimately the way you create great stories is you have a great creative concept and you have great creative technical producers who can go and shoot the content edit the content create the graphics tell the story and then helped create the promotional links that get people to engage in it and it is something that requires dedication. It requires passion. Cuz some you're going to miss and some you're going to hit and the idea is to hit more than you miss and I think in working with these Sports engine Anyone at the vindex team when you think of sundance's experience or or sepsis passion for the business, you're going to have access to you know, what we call killers in the industry who understand it off who get the objective and can help our partners figure out how to achieve their goals. So and I do think it's what makes us unique. I was going to say, I don't think he's sport has any figure that could be likened to a data white, but I think the closest that we do have is probably that MLG Trio of steps. Oh Sundance and Adam up a cell has just for their history in this space the work they did to bring Esports into what it is today, you know, they just created the inroads and have been in this space for longer than anybody else in the western world, really and so if you know would there's guiders to towards Esports think everyone looks at those three, especially and the people they're building out at FedEx is like, okay. Those are people who get this dog. Is are pushing it Forward are very passionate about it and care about it on that same vein of pushing this space forward in addition to building storylines. I think is one huge thing the other big sort of missing piece of a pie in Esports if you will is monetizing broadcasts. This is it new information to anybody would every Sports Broadcast is from a watch on Twitch or YouTube It's takes out that huge media rights deal now YouTube still buying media rights deals, but we're talking peanuts compared to what traditional Sports go for Monday rights world and in the Combat Sports World both UFC and boxing have had success with the Pay-Per-View model which gives people to pay quite a bit of money for one night of content. It's sort of the opposite of where e Sports is because people are willing to pay quite a hefty about a money to watch one slate of a fights at night and I'm Curious George. What roadblocks are preventing Esports competitions from not just doing pay-per-view but really any pay well at all on broadcast cuz I personally feel like that probably needs to change in the future, So what Roblox are there and do you think that needs to change for Esports to be successful long-term? It's a really good question. It's fundamental and going back to the Activision took my time at Activision. There was a change of focus within Activision Blizzard in terms of what Esports was meant to be meaning off as I entered the industry and I was keeping an eye on these Sports because I was in the sports media world. It was very hard for me because I wasn't an avid gamer playing any game where I had to watch. I had a son who was big into FIFA big into Cod and I would play and I'd see and I'd see him watching the videos and I see him watching to get better and to be entertained or would have a game. But when I first entered the space it looked very I don't know lack of a better expression messy. It was really hard to understand. What was the value or the high-quality events versus a community event. Let's say and I think Your question the question or the I think the premise which underlies your question goes to the motivation of the group that's putting on the east border putting on the content. And well I first got into the space. It was all all of the business all of the budget sat within the Marketing Group within the Publishers. So the the Marketing Group had a Esports budget and off if the money sits in the Marketing Group, that's a cost center in a company not necessarily motivated to make money. It's really created and and this was the blizzard passion, which I loved and really was attracted to them. They were creating Esports for the sake of entertaining and engaging Their audience and to grow Their audience and more people played they played longer and maybe they spent more money. Right? And so that was a cost item and if they made any money on sponsorship it was ancillary What would change and what's philosophically is changing in some way is there is now a movement when you think about the franchise leagues and the League's and you see the attempt to monetize off even legal Legends in that that old fam deal where they the rumors were about how much they were getting paid. There was all of a sudden this moved to say. Okay. Yeah marketing is good. But why can't we make this money Revenue driving business in a business we invest in that's expected to return revenue on our investment and the philosophy within Activision Blizzard became this this is a valuable product. Let's create a league and let's monetise it. So I was part of the team that did the first twitch deal around OverWatch league and and part of the blizzard Esports and I was you know, front-and-center walk through Disney TNT YouTube twitch from whoever else except. I can't remember the mole literally going around with hat in hand pitching dead. The the idea and there was a resistance among the traditional pay broadcasters who have historically I think even today right the biggest checks for sports media rights, their Hang-Ups always was well, we're not going to pay high meteorites. If this stuff is free online, there's no exclusivity because what will drive value is exclusivity. The rub is the moment you start creating exclusivity the publisher who might have a double barrel view, which is how do we engage the community and how we generate Revenue they have to choose because if they want the revenue then they're going to go for exclusivity and then they might ostracize the community and in that decision Matrix, you'll find in in my experience and I'll be it. It's one experience at Aqueduct lizard the people responsible for marketing creating the game engaging in audience. They want the product everywhere. They want everyone to experience so they can keep their game growing and keeping healthy and in dog And embraced the community and give the community what they want and then the business guys and this is where my head was because I was responsible for driving the revenue for UFC and in media are thinking well, hang on. I've got this awful responsibility to generate revenue and if I let it be everywhere I can't sell it. And so to get back I think the point becomes revenue is important if your premise or focuses on how do we create revenue and I think there is still some tension in the publisher world and maybe even in the platform World whoever is investing in Esports and gaming content like this. Are they doing it to engage in audience meaning they wanted a huge funnel or are they trying to drive Revenue? And once you align on that that will help Drive some of your decision-making and the reason that we like our position here at e Sports engine and vindex is no matter what way you want them as a publisher or anyone that wants to enter this space and content you've got experience and someone like me and then Mike and others in the business who understand distribution and we don't charge you for that advice. You know, we had a we had a meeting at kickoff meeting early in my time here with one of the biggest Publishers and I remember asking the team what's your motivation you want to make money if you want to try to help give them distribution advice month and that's not something we charge for. This is just sort of what we're able to bring with our experience, but I understand the point of your question because there's a belief and I don't think it's unfounded that if Esports cat generate Revenue, it will go the way of the dinosaur. I'm not sure I believe that yet, but I do think there is a way through content through smart distribution through multi-faceted distribution in terms of dead. Segmenting your content in terms of you know, how you short and long form content where all that content lives. We can provide that input so that our platforms weather or our partner friends if they want to engage a wide audience or they're looking to monetize we can help create content and build a system that helps them to achieve those goals. But I've always I remember being in one of my first esport business-to-business events. And I remember Mike sepso being on the stage as one of the day of speakers and everyone kept saying, how are you going to make money? How are you going to make money? And what I just said to you is sort of what I've learned over time that it really comes down to what the goal is of the group that's investing in it. Now, that's the Publishers. I'm sorry to go so long, but it's something I feel passionately about is so you have the publisher perspective, but then you have the players themselves the teams the individual athletes what how do they had? Is it makes sense for them to invest their time into this passion of theirs and at the the risk of any other attempt to try to your earn a living and so what we try to do is through creative designs around tournaments and creative designs around content always keep in mind that we can bring value to the teams in the players so they can monetize so that if they have a stream set up an apart from their play and they're influencing and they're creating revenue on Twitter or any of these other platforms when they work within our ecosystem. We know we're successful when we've helped Elevate those players and those teams so that they can go ahead and achieve their business goals on the back end. Even if it's not directly related with what the work is we might be doing one of the sure there's a lot there. Hope you can unpack some of it, but I can go all day talking about this. That was a really interesting answer. I got quite a bit out of that just the the dichotomy between the marketing arm and the business are but just sort of where does this sit and who drives this month? I'm glad you brought up teens cuz that's what I was thinking. The whole time is it's like, okay. Yeah the Publishers if people are just playing the game. That's great. They'll make up that revenue on the back end the teens themselves, you know, if you look at if you take the traditional Sports lens of things half of an NBA team's Revenue comes from a giant media rights deal at the beginning of the year. And so it doesn't really off work in the same way. And I think that's where a lot of these sports fans what Esports to be where these teams are as big these kind of Institutions these Phantom institutions. And as I talked with Gem Lake and Andy Miller complexity and energy respectively back in Spring, they both said I was talking about re sports festival sort of on this exact point. Do they need to Eventually pay for broadcast and they were like, no. It's not a Esports feds, but our relationship with the Publishers needs to evolve that was sort of what they absolutely agreed upon. It's like okay this month something needs to change here. If a sports organizations are going to be long-term sustainable and I'm curious where that goes. It's a really tough ballot as you have. Okay, these are brilliant people to watch these games. You know, I the Call of Duty leads go to get a bump this year because 100 thieves isn't it and shouldn't date shot see some of that added revenue and I'm sure he will pull through merch at all the different ways that they shut leverages that Brant but it's an interesting little balance of power thing that we've got going on and use Sports as you look towards the future. How do you see that evolving over the next five years or so are we going to see this continue to be just sort of a give-and-take situation or do you think marketing or business is going to eventually win out in the end? The parallels with the fight gamer so great right in this question is so what's more important the UFC or Conor McGregor great point right? And so everybody what's more important Don King or Mike Tyson and there's a creative product and there's a great symbiotic relationship that exists between fighter promoter and I think between player team and publisher and the and and my belief and I'm kind of thinking out loud right now about it is that in the early stages you're going to have and this is again very typical in the fight game. It's going to be the publisher will take the perspective without us. They don't exist. The and that's if they were being truly honest. They would never admit it but that there's part of that like but over time and this is what I sense in Activision Blizzard is they see the importance of the community and maturity is made up of the Watchers the Casual players the amateurs the pros and the teams as that Community contends continues to develop and become segmented and the power starts to age be set the power starts to sit with the different groups. I really believe that going forward the teens and the the high-profile players. Are going to be able to drive a real discussion with the Publishers with the IP owner about how they can be helpful and how this symbiotic relationship because I don't want to characterize there's fair or unfair but I'm going to and say more fair but but I think it comes with unfortunately. It's just a business term. It's not a sexy term and it's not great in this context, but where does the leverage sit and when you're a hundred thieves and you start engaging a community and you start building a brand and you start looking like the Conor McGregor of MMA. Guess what you're going to have a little bit of influence when you go to the publisher who is looking to engage in audience who's looking to be authentic who's looking for ways to expand Their audience base. So the teams like the hundredth, these are off world are going to find themselves at a negotiating table and trying to bring value because every deal brings value to both parties, but that come off. With more stature in my mind and again just thinking out loud whether you're an influencer streamer or whether you're a pro that's also playing outside of the pro circuit and drives an audience. These individuals will have more leverage going forward. Now does that happen organically like in most places probably could that happen in a more meaningful way in a more collaborative way where the teams that the teams and our players that are creating more stature are walking in the door to sit down with the executive teams of June 3rd or a or whomever and saying hey, what are you trying to accomplish? Here's what we're trying to accomplish. How do we work together? How do we become against symbiotic? But let that power struggle exists, whether it's you know, the players union in football whether it's in basketball and the ownership. This is going to be a struggle that as birth. more and more eyes are put on individual players and teams is going to be something that every publisher every IP owner is going to confront and every team is going to have to be wage very creative about how they get to the table to make sure they're getting their fair share and it becomes a negotiating negotiation for sure all driven through Leverage absolutely it's a good reminder that every traditional Sports institution has had to deal with this so lauded Esports being in the digital age is still so young that it's nice to have plenty of these different fights over the years it's not really something that ever goes away as you mention with the players union so that's not even something we see that widespread any sports at all there's a csgo players union and off a few others here there but it's not quite to the levels of like strikes and negotiations like we see a traditional Sports so of Arsenal I gotta let you go here in a little bit but for everybody who comes from Sports T Sports where his experience of Both Worlds I always ask if this one question and that's what is one thing that Esports can learn from Sports and this case the UFC or Combat Sports at large wage vice versa what is something that you Sports does well that you think the Sports World could better utilize starting with what could Esports learn from Combat Sports yeah I think the thing is is dead I would you never want to lose your Edge. You never want to get complacent Esports right now engage has a very big audience. I mean, it's it's huge and it would be an insult to even call it a challenger sport in some way because in terms of the mass audience that it has but I think whether you're a publisher a player a team et cetera and and you've you've met your trying to make a business in this you have always got to keep your Edge like you're in second place and that's one thing we learned and it was something Dana drilled into us. We were never complacent wage always but there was always someone else to beat boxing stick-and-ball sports soccer. We wanted to grab the world's attention like, you know, an older guy and when when Mike Tyson fought Lennox Lewis the world stopped to watch or when when Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier the world stopped to watch that was our aspiration always and I think what Esports can learn birth Is even in a world where it feels somewhat fragmented every individual operating in the space should keep that edge to keep driving harder. Don't get complacent today. It's not good enough job never good enough and I think I was lucky to work in an organization with very with a Visionary with a couple of Visionaries who never lost that edge was always always had a chip on her shoulder about being best and then on the other side and I think there's already been some learning what I was fascinated when I first got into Esports was the capabilities of the production and operational side of what they were able to do with hundreds of streams coming in whether there were audio whether they were video streams gameplay. The ability to bring in graphics apis was statistics that were being driven through game. Anyway that the E Sports production groups and maybe this is a bit of a a pitch around a sports engine is what groups like ours have done especially with this sort wage. History in terms of bringing in all of the technical side of a production, I believe and it's already happening that traditional Sports can learn from that. So whether you think of the fan wall during NBA bubble or with WWE is doing with their fans stadium and things like this e Sports has been doing this forever. And I think that if you take a look at what's truly happening in terms of how Esports is executing its business on a production level. I think traditional Sports can learn a lot from it, whether it's efficiencies, whether it's technical capabilities, whether it's Innovation, I think a lot of that happening on e-sports that if you're not paying attention on traditional Sports, you're going to miss it. Absolutely agree. There's so many interesting things that come in with e sports broadcaster actually seeing some of it in the traditional Sports World off the lack of fans. We're seeing more audio streams more players miked up just some unique more broadcast. I think some of the NFL Playoff games were broadcasting like Nick last weekend they just to do some home. Interesting, like breed people it broadcasts. So definitely seeing the traditional Sports World start to innovate a little bit more at their broadcasts and I think e Sports byte of open some eyes just sort of hey, this is what's possible. You know, the NFL is said the the commissioner of the Call of Duty and OverWatch leagues are what's your do head of leagues? Is that Joanna's new? That's it. Yep. Yeah, it's her do take after she added the Call of Duty leagues out of the OverWatch League. Anyways, she gave from the NFL as like a ten year exec. And so there's definitely a lot over there seeing more and more Sports employees move over to Esports. Also going back the other way those old connections like hey, what are you doing with this? Hey, how did this work? So I find that really interesting and I really excited to see how this plays out and I think Esports Edge, it is really at the Forefront of making a broadcast as cool as they could be. So Marshall would last chance for you. What do you want people looking out for following watching for in the weeks months to come look we've got so many big things percolate wage. Aren't ripe to disclose but I think what you're going to see from our group is you're going to see news of us working with some of the biggest Publishers on these massive initiatives. I think you can expect to see more information from our group, you know, whether it's remote broadcast in covid-19. And the other thing that I think will become striking is when we get out of this post covid-19 worlds vaccinated and everyone's feeling insecure. You're going to see a rush of you know, offline or Lan events that are going to take place around the world and if if I'm right, I'm bullish about our team whether it's the team in Burbank in Ohio. And as we brought everyone together is that we're going to be at the Forefront of delivering some of the best events and the best content that the Esports Community wage will be proud of and will be engaged by and I think you're going to see some really amazing stuff from us very soon. So keep your eye open. Absolutely. I think everybody T Sports has their i a t Sports edging Advantix at large as they should so definitely looking forward to see some of the cool work that y'all are end up doing wage, especially if we leave a post covid-19. I'm excited to do something in Vegas. Literally anything that I read the day I could do that safely. I will be so stuck Marshall. Thanks for joining the show. It was a what you're talking to you to our listeners. You'll be hearing this odd Friday the January 15th at I'll be back with another episode actually might be here this on Monday. I believe I've got a motor sport game CEO coming on Friday just due to an SEC mandated quiet. 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That's where we are in major league baseball in the final three weeks when we talk about the wildcard races. I mean it's up for grabs going into wednesday to national league. Wildcard is all over the place we thought that padres and the reds. We're going to do it out now. All of a sudden out of nowhere. The cardinals won four in a row and they jumped in to that second wildcard spot because the reds the padres in the phillies all went three and seven in their previous ten games to wednesday. They're all going the other way and the cardinals on a nowhere are right now if the season were to end would play the dodgers in a one game wild card so that's amazing in the al. It's about the red sox the yankees and the blue jays a virtual three way tie. This will be interesting. All three of those teams now are fighting to spots. Not just one so. Somebody will be left out in the coal. The blue jays have been red hot playing great baseball. And that's how they've jumped back into this race because it looked like it would be the yankees red sox in the wild card playing each other but blue jays are going to have something to say before this is all over and it's chaos but it's good chaos for the postseason number two. It's hard not to look at the american league most valuable player and think that we have a debate on our hands. Yes we do. I know everybody's wanted to hand it to shohei ohtani for longtime and he's had a absolutely fantastic unbelievable season we haven't seen he's betting to fifty seven forty four home runs ninety four b. is when an old of nine sixty five but on the mound. He's nine in two or three point three three six already. This all coming into wednesday nights action and he's been a must see type player because we haven't seen this guy a guy do what he's doing since babe ruth in the twenties so he has turned baseball on its head but up. North in canada is hard to ignore vladimir guerrero junior who was putting on a unbelievable season He leaves the major leagues in home. Runs with forty five. One more than otani going into wednesday leads. The league in runs scored hits batting average. Opie as i mean. I could go on and on and on and i think the only way vladimir guerrero junior has a chance to beat otani for the america league. Mvp as he has to win the triple crown and he's not that far off as far as our goal so he's in range to be able to do that. And since nineteen forty seven only five players have won the triple crown. Yep since nineteen forty seven so this would be a big deal. Vladimir guerrero juniors able to do it so Otani and vlad junior. That'll be interesting. Vote especially if flag gets triple crown number three today. Is roberto clemente day. Major league baseball and yes clemente. The great great outfielder hall of famer. He was actually the first player. From latin america ever inducted into the national baseball hall of fame. he's just Remembered as a magnificent talent who could do it all during eighteen year career with the pirates clemente won two world series. He was a twelve time. Gold glove winner and right feel out of eighteen years. Fifteen time all star and in one thousand nine hundred sixty six. He was a naturally. Mvp also. He was the first latin america player to ever reach the three thousand hit. Marc and yet you know those numbers really don't do them justice. As far as just like his running the bases his outfield play. All the things he did and on top of that he was a humanitarian who died in a plane crash a tragic plane crash and roberto clemente day. A major league baseball it coincides with the start of hispanic heritage month in the us and he is a proud person that you should Find out more information about roberto clemente. You need to look it up. And you need to go to youtube and google and find out and watch some of the highlights of roberto clemente a great great baseball player. You're comes to big interview. Listened head alert. which so good now. Let's welcome to the podcast. A friend of my cousin south from of course fox bed. His extra points podcast network. And yes the jimmy. Kimmel show causes sal. Welcome to the podcast. How you doing bud. Thanks me on. Arado finally paid off his documentary stuff. I got on your podcast. Do let me make a documentary about the eighty six minutes if that does it and You gave me a few minutes. This is terrific. Hey you should get on. Because you and jimmy both executive producers of this and is called once upon a time in queens it's on espn espn. Plus a four part chronicle of that nine thousand nine hundred eighty six miracle season and and causing south. Start to hear your phantom with the mets and. How did you become a mets fan. I grew up like like yourself. I grew up in new york My father was brooklyn dodgers fat and then when they left so we hated the yankees by beat the crap out of them every year except fifty five right so he hated them until when the dodgers moved to. La wasn't about the root for yankees. So obviously the mets came in in nineteen sixty two. That was casey stangl team and there were lovable losers somehow on the world series seven years later but So i had no choice. I was going to be mets fan no matter what and i caught some lean years when i started off watching them six and seven year old. It was in the early seventies. But by the time i got to. I was in highschool fifteen years old greatest experience of my life. watching movie wolf in the ball to buckner his legs. They win that. They wouldn't game seven and World champs in dramatic fashion and what a collection of looms was. I've been telling blessed you know i the only one hundred and eight games in the regular season. They really should have won every game. If you look at the talent carter nandes right. You got good. You got strawberry. Ray night so many on and so forth and and then on the other hand you look at them and how do they even ever get to the ballpark once. One any game. So that kinda me and we try to cover it and we did. So i think in in episodes wanted to last night and then checked for where it really gets down to the new grady tonight. And let me say this. The that eighty six mets team and that team was a fun team. And you know this grown up in new york. It's hard to take the back page from the yankees. You know like the back. Page of the tabloid put this mets team in new york. During that time they ran the city. I mean am i right. It was a mets heavy. Back page team was more interesting. Had more stuff happen brawls. You don't like they were just renegades. They were out there but they won it was. I remember that season watching almost every pitch. I don't remember missing the game that you well good. A good great year was eighty five right. I mean age. Such as those lachey either untouchable in eighty five. And you just had these guys in strawberry. I don't know who has better swing. Ken griffey when he came up. That was such a huge moment. Right is coming through the minor leagues. I remember hearing pitch too. I remember hearing. I was a kid. I was like. Oh my god this is gonna be great but so those you know. Those are the in commerce that was doing and then to get keith hernandez and gary cardo just to add these pieces. It was it was terrific and like documentary. Like i know every great teams could show hours and hours of highlights right. But i wanted to make something for the baseball and the non baseball fan so between the highlights. There's all like you said there's the drugs. There's the no sleeping with women after games with women during the games by you talked about yesterday and then you know. It's like Fighting they fought other teams. They fought people in bars on the road. They fought each other. And so there's just a little something for everyone. I don't know how they would have held in today's social media heavy having a presence on social media but I mean it's just spectacular to look at and when i'd say we put it together. Nick davis is responsible for ninety nine point five percent of it he he put it all together the ted williams documentary and he's the man so You know jimmy. And i are. Names are attached. We're glad to help acilitator it and see the robot he's got it all done. Yeah it is tremendous. If you're a baseball fan especially that team you know like you said. The mets will lose for a long time and that team really hit a stride and really connected with people fox. Sports radio has the best sports talk lineup. In the nation catch all of our shows at fox sports radio dot com and within the iheartradio app search f. s. are to listen live. Hey it's me. Rob parker summer winter fast. 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Mets called once upon a time in queens. Who's the most interesting person out of it. I mean because there's so many characters and obviously gooden and strawberry but ray knight was a character gary keith. Who had his uniform often shoes off. Wouldn't have paul. Went through bill buckner legs. You don't mean it was. It was a cast of characters either. So many and i didn't even mention. Mookie wilson who. I interviewed we interviewed on extra points podcast today. And he's mookie wilson with all the thompson and everything being the greatest met many many years and the running. Mookie wilson was voted the most popular metal. I mean just a just a great guy and did everything with a smile and obviously figured in to the ending of the game. Six a ten inning affair They had like five five minute. At-bat within ten pitches just refused to strike out and wild pitch and then of course the through bucknor's legs you know i'm i'm friendly with lenny dykstra. For better or worse. I think he comes off. Rate in the documentary. I mean these is a very honest. That's the thing it's like you know. Usually a player dies. And you'll hear you know whether they got along with them or not positive stuff right and talk about gary carter who died of brain cancer and keeping in like a kid. He was tough to get along with He sat in the front of the point. Well someone has in the front of the plane while these picks to drugs and do whatever the back right gary carter. was deleting But i'm partial to die shirt. Who's the that my actor. And they're go go to sure his soundbites terrific and listen to him. And you know just a little sparkle of a player. That's kind of what they all like. Gritty dykstra backman. A lot of those guys who didn't have the physical attributes of strawberry or good and They had to do something to keep it going. And some time that something was not conducive with a major league baseball standards. If you are baseball fan you need to check it out stream it whatever you gotta do to check it out. It is called once upon a time in queens. You could get it on. Espn plus the first two episodes. Drop and the second to dropped on wednesday night but but cousins south old people will be able to get it even if they missed. The you know the first airings of it. Right into on-demand. Yeah i'm told eighty five percent of people watching on demand. I was shocked to learn that because we we worked very hard to get it on tuesday wednesday. You know there and file talked to schedule these things. You don't want it on a thursday or sunday or monday night right so we did a tuesday wednesday but yeah she can catch it on. Espn plus on demand. And it'll be there for everyone forever. And i'm glad you enjoyed it. Absolutely i appreciated. And as bob murphy. The late great. Mets announcer used to say. Fasten your seat belts. Would go into the ninth. I that brigitte balance for shaded thank you. it's time for the pocket protector. Centrum the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe anthony masterson as his name. Bs analytics is gay. What do you got for me anthony. Last week i talked about raises. And how close they all were while. Except one shohei otani is the foregone conclusion for aol. Mvp right well. Don't tell that vladimir guerrero junior who along with his bluejays are making a wild run to greatness over the past week live lady is writing a squirting september and the prospect of becoming the thirteenth player in. Mlb history and just the second in the digital era to win the triple crown. It's now in reach remember. Rbi became an official stat back in nineteen twenty at the end of monday's games body juniors now leading the al with the three eighteen average leading in home runs with forty five and he's third rbi four behind. Jose abreu you and to behind salvador perez while his bluejays have gone from six and a half games back in the wild card on august twenty seventh to leading the race as of september thirteenth. Could it co mbp beyond the horizon if guerrero wins the triple crown and gets a squad to the postseason. All that would not be without precedent in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. Both the cardinals keith. And the pirates. Willie stargell tecom co. mvp honors in the national league receiving the same votes. Now otani is having all time unique season. We are unlikely to ever see again. He's tops in war among other things but guerrero's case is getting better by the day. I do not envy the voters. This season was a big week in the big leagues for is it fair and now thick from mlb. Bro dot com. Here's jr gamble after fourteen seasons with the milwaukee brewers ryan braun folly. Decided to retire is if foul or fair to say that brown pd conviction. Aside is one of the best players of his generation. That is phalle. That is a foul ryan. Bras name might not ring bells with the kids. Of the tat. Tease ole tiny vlad. Guerrero junior generation. But not too long ago. He was a big deal for small. Market milwaukee at a time when they were pretty darn good fifth overall. Pick out of miami and fast tracked into the pros in two years. He won rookie of being two thousand seven and finished third in the mvp voting. A couple years later which was a sure sign that braun was emerging as one of the best players in the game in two thousand eleven. He finally reached his pinnacle and one the nfl mvp from two thousand eight to two thousand twelve. He was a mainstay at the midsummer classic. What makes them special is that. He played for one team his entire career. Which is rare for an all-star caliber player these days. He's also littered all over the milwaukee record books. He's like top ten in everything. He's got three hundred fifty two career bombs. He's may six all star games. His career is not been shabby at all very solid. The only blemish unfortunately on bronze career is that he ended up serving a suspension for. Pd's in two thousand thirteen. As a result of mlb investigation into multiple players using performance enhancing drugs it elevated into a huge fiasco braun line and trying to blame the specimen handler for why he tested positive it was ugly it kinda comical but out of sight outta mind time heals all wounds brown recovered. To have some solid seasons he was accepted back into good graces of the milwaukee fans. And now we say goodbye but we flow. We go my other great with braun. Besides pd use the fact that he's stolen mvp from kim who went thirty nine homers and stole forty bases and lead baseball with one hundred and twenty six. Rb i in two thousand eleven. That's another story. Though for another day all in all brawn never got to play in that world series with milwaukee. But he's definitely one of the greatest bruise of all time. He's not like that. like that. Like robin yell. But he's a heck of a bra just not one of the best players of his generation pay cash. It's time for trash talk twitter wing your chance to trash anyone or anything in major league baseball. This week's trash comes from john quinn at john. Quinn eighty-three any tweeted me. This new ways to not win. That's the matt's first and third one out. Bottom of the tenth lindores hits into a three to five double play three to five. Figure it out because you may not ever see it again and for people scoring at home. Three to five would be first base to catch her to third for the double play. I agree with you john. That's a pretty tough way to lose a game if you want to chime in and and get your trash red here on the program hit me up on my twitter at rob parker f s one. When rob was a newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. If i'm writing i'm ariffin. Let's bring in a writer. Broadcaster older new alice walker into the podcast. Jason dumas's from kron for news in san francisco and jason. Who was a friend of mine amenity. Damn good sports caster in the bay area. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you for having me on rob. I appreciate it. Man anytime we can chat is a is something. I won't pass up. No doubt. And i'm giving love to the san francisco giants. Everybody was saying they're going to fall by the wayside. No show jason. You heard that. They can't keep it up and yet. They were the first team to clinch a playoff team. The ninety wins. We could go on and on and on how surprised the fans in san francisco with the season. The giants have put together. Anyone who says they aren't surprised is a liar. You know there's no other way to say. This is a team that was projected to win. Seventy five games this year and they did that most ago. You know There on pace now to win a hundred and six games if they keep it up at. They've been doing that one. They've been winning at a high rate and the thing that's most impressive to me about. The team is every single time. They're faced with adversity. They power through like there have been several times this season. Where i'm like okay. This might be. This might be where they break. You know. They had appointed time where they had a little cobra. Outbreaking and people You know on their pitching staff out. Alex wood and people like you know what this might be it. They have like restarting pictures right now. They're going to have to play bullpen games and they didn't they powered right through. They've had some injuries being powered right through. They have stretches where they had to play. The brewers dodgers the padres the braves all in four consecutive series. They come through. You know maybe a couple of knicks here and there. But they're still in first place. So i stopped outing. The the you just brought up the pitching and series when they had the big series in san francisco against the dodgers and they had to start they had to bullpen games in that three game series and they won that series to audit three. They have the second best era in baseball. So the pitching really has been key. Those guys have been able to hold it together even with injuries right. Yeah you know they. They have to horses. And i mean mainly in the first half it was kevin guzman. Who is just you know. His fastball was working created at fourteen boy. You have just high heat blown path people. He was you know he was in the short race for cy. Young in the first half the season made the all star game. He struggled a little in the second half came back to earth he had a Thank god everything turned out okay. But his wife was pregnant and had complications with With her pregnancy everything ended up being. Okay they have a healthy baby But that kind of was a distraction. Distraction isn't even the right word that was something he had to worry about So we took some time off from team and kinda struggled a little bit so you couldn't blame him But then in the second half of the season logan wet has come on. Logan web is currently the giants ace. Eat pitching the backseat pitched in his life. And between guzman and logan wed. They have solid pitchers behind them. Johnny cueto alex wood. Who is our kobe right now. But he's expected to come back at some point anthony. Funny they're all solid and mean cueto's probably the biggest question mark out of that but cueto like probably your fifth best starter. You know. you're in a good spot. So they don't have like the star studded names that the dodgers happen. They just had a rotation of reliable guys who don't get blown up all that often like they're they're bad starts on even that bad guesses jason duma's. He's the lead sports caster on kron ford news in san francisco. A guy came out of nowhere. Lamar way junior. Jason had two major league home runs coming into this year. He has seventeen going into wednesday nights action. He's been a pleasant surprise. Oh man has he It's funny you bring up lamont wade junior. I was talking to him at batting practice. during one of the games against the brewers series ella montlake. I want new jersey. And they're not selling it in the team store. You gotta talk to somebody. I need one of your jersey. Age started cracking up. He's like maybe one day but the the most valuable thing about lamont To this team is he can play so many different positions. You can play any outfield position. He can play first base and the giants for years now. They've got a team that likes to platoon just that organization. They like to help players who they can move around like like chessboard and lamont wade is perfect for them and it seems like not only is he hitting the ball at the best rate of his career is kindly hitch. This is one of the most clutch bats on the roster and time after time. He comes up with a big hit. You don't know you know you get your part and you don't know where he's claiming that day. Whether it be one of the outfield position i base whatever it might be granted belts kind of supplanted him at first base for the long haul. But my point is you can put him anywhere. And he's going to produce he's just you know put on my heart bad hat. Take my lunch. Pay on. Go to work type of player. And he in tremendously here in the bay lasting. How important is it to win the division they lead it. They've been leading. Basically the dodgers overtook for like a hot minute but the giants have basically been i for a long time. If they don't win the division. You play a wildcard one game wild card and you could easily get knocked out after a great season one of those two teams the dodgers the giants going to be in that wildcard. How important is it to win. The division extremely important rob like think about this. The dodgers are on pace to win one hundred three hundred and four game dodger as a giants about one hundred and shakes matt. One of one of those teams are gonna be one hundred plus win and their entire season is going to come down to one game now. The teams fighting for that second wildcard you know the cardinals the reds padres. It phillies so you could go to face adam lane right in a one game playoff. He's having a great year and you know in his own age and then you got the reds joey votto can just you know go crazy. Padres will be you know. It's always interesting division rival and they have you know they have one of the best players in baseball and then the phillies have jack wheeler. Who might win the cy young award so like those aren't ideal. of course. The giants will be favored and all the game and they're playing at home but it's not an ideal situation. Any one of those situations. I just mentioned like the giants lost a one game playoff to one of those situations. You weren't be like wow that was. I couldn't see that coming like you could see that wheeler like pitching a who to hit. Shut out against any team that we could see wainwright. You'd want so many big games and makes career. You could see. Joey outgoing deep three times. Like that is a situation you want to avoid. That's why that's why it's just a must see baseball all year long because of these two teams at the top of the nfl west. Like neither one of these teams want to being that position where they have to have such a great season. Come down to essentially one game. Dirt is love coming from the bay. The san francisco giants jason doom us. We appreciate you from macron for news. Thank you bud. Rob anytime and bring in the closer. Here's mlb is better than the nfl or nba and it isn't even close reason number one thousand. Why baseball is better than the nba the nfl. And it's because of september and appendage stretch. I got it. There's a lot of divisions that are locked up but wildcard is wide open. It's incredible actually because in the east yup basically a virtual three-way talks between the boston. Red sox toronto blue jays and the new york yankees three teams vying for two spots and there are a couple of other teams that are within striking distance with about three weeks left to the regular season. It's the same in the national league where the cardinals have now. Leapfrogged over the padres read. So it's another bar burner there and you know what for fans. How could you not be excited. I mean nobody knows. Those wild card spots might not be decided until the last week or the last day of the season and the wildcard at some excitement to baseball keeps some teams hopes alive so offense than point. The wildcard without it being crazy like the other sports nba nfl too. Many teams make the playoffs in baseball. Only ten out of thirty. 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The Big Comeback

PTI

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

The Big Comeback

"Pardon the interruption? But I might wilpon national where your PJ's to work day. Tony, why don't you wear your pajamas? Tony kornheiser. This is what I sleep not what you sleep in. I sleep on golf trips. You're not sleeping in that. So how does it? How does something become a Nash where your pajamas the pool of you ever seen? We're pajamas to work. Oh, yeah. That's right now. I know what though this is a quick quick questions on again is a marketing, and they should all be marched where it's a c- rice on star with me onto onto whether it be TI boys and girls in today's episode, boogie tears quad and being throws an elbow and Lovie knocks out hands. But we begin today with an NBA game that no one east of the Mississippi River sought to its conclusion, except you will bond the clippers came from thirty one down in the third quarter out stored outscored Golden State seventy two to thirty seven in the last twenty minutes to win. We'll buy you watch this explain it. I watched it. And I started texting people fiercely gonna get to your taxes team people in America with texting each other. Because I got texts people saying oh my God. It is it is the greatest comeback ever seen in basketball at any level the clippers played hard harder. Then any team last night? Then I have. Ever seen? I texted doctor was after the game. And I just said I have never seen the team play as hard as you guys did to get back in this game. Tony it was unbelievable that they could come back on Golden State's floor the floor the champion or clippers see. Yeah. And win that game. And they want it. They took it from golden enough. You sent me this at one forty one in the morning. I am going to take out the curse world. But I'm going to one forty one in the morning. You know, and this is an Amir Johnson situation, except I'm not an active. I have permission. You'll have to trust me on this the clippers come back from thirty one down midway through the third to win is the most inspired blank comeback. I've ever seen in basketball history. Ever the clippers outscored Golden State seventy to thirty seven in blank oracle to win. Champs down and beat their blank down. Thirty whatever you have leading your podcast Chit. Call me at home if that's right. So so for people who take Russell Wilson is the lead story need to be slapped this game. I told you my podcast anybody who saw all fourteenth game. It it. It's I mean and curry even actually come back Steph curry hits a killer three that you'd think would crush the clippers. This means well, I'm going to go six may right? I I will tell you. What what I think what I think that Golden State after winning game one feels that it can beat the clippers at any time. Right. I think Golden State has no respect for the clippers Golden State, essentially, they have no respect for anybody. And essentially their game plan is this yet you do what you want with the ball. And then give us the ball who you think that this will hurt them if not enough series? But they look if you think it's gonna hurt me ask you this question, you think that I go extended series, and you gotta go six against the clippers. And you got Houston on deck. Does it does it pile? Wait here. Your exact words what this is. Now a six game series. Cousins has done for the season. We'll get to that. And now, it becomes a debt fight. I is Houston the next one. That's you. I think they'd just say you do what you want. And they give us the ball that you believe in this Steve Kerr believes that. That's even worse than losing the game for the warriors almost certainly was losing DeMarcus cousins to a torn quad early in the game. Okay. It's not as severe as tearing an achilles. But all you had to do was here. The tone of Steve Kerr's voice when he said cousins was going to miss significant time I hear that as the rest of the playoffs. Tony Andrew bogusch. Yvonne, looney Jordan villa logged minutes at big, man. Can the warriors win without cousin? Of course. I can win without him. They have won three of the last four years without him. Okay. So he is a bonus. He is a luxury. And honestly when you look at him and here's a lumbering load. It sort of looks most of the time that he doesn't quite fit in. They won one of these with Bogan. Now, I don't think he's the same bogut. But if you're asking me can they win, of course, they can why they can't I will say this the advantage that he provided the series that it seemed to me he might make the biggest difference in a strange way is against Houston. And he had one great game relatively. Recently late in the regular season against the rockets. And let's face it. Tony the the building of the amassing of arms with Houston and Golden State was because they got appointment each other. That's right. That's what that is. Now, I like looney in some ways particularly defensively better than I like DeMarcus cousins in that Golden State lineup bogut not anymore. But I think it could hurt them. Of course, they can win a championship without him because they've done it Muslim throughout his career. At least lately has been an injury waiting to happen. He played like forty games last year played like. Skeletons his money went which go short track begins to crumble get out of the way because that's a really big body. Yeah. He had never got to the playoffs at Sacramento. Never. He was nine on the warriors game in a minute. He yes, always ever played and he's twenty eight days in his ninth season. So I again, what should we and bonus not necessary to win? So I think this is a pardon the pun crippling off. No, no, no, the Philadelphia seventy Sixers squared their series with Brooklyn last night scoring fifty one points in the third quarter to Brooklyn's Twenty-three for an old fashioned plus twenty eight one quarter, she'll well in Beed was said to be questionable before the game. But he played what he did in the second quarter was questionable. He drew a flagrant one for elbowing. Jared Allen in the jaw wilpon has your confidence in Philadelphia been restored. Not not entirely yet. No. I mean and be could been kicked out of that game last night should've it's go to the flagrant foul should have in real time. I thought that's a flagrant two. He needs to go. And so did Barclay and Kennedy Smith and watching the guys on Turner last night. But after the game shack who has delivered some of those shack pointed out that his embiid's hand it never came off the ball. He turned and this is a allowable move. And so I'm conflicted on an even though my sponsor, I'm not conflicted. It was with malice, and it was proved that it was with malice because after the game when he he started laughing, well, laughing come on are you you love him. I know you love him. I do I was chubbiness last night was troubled by the elbow. I was troubled by the elbow to Simba. Okay. By the way, Ben Simmons who people always say, he's got to shoot the three. No, he doesn't here. Triple double last plays guest. I thought you. So I didn't say that. To landowners. What are your podcast guests? Obviously not here on good. Does. He he's damn good. And he can affect the game without shooting the three he can now he's gonna be a survey eighteen ten and twelve he had a great game last any doesn't have to it will enhance his game and his team's game. We can stretch it out infused with some didn't live AB Lutherans. That was like three years ago. I've been Ben Simmons bandwagon for a long time, you trace familial cousin Rita him or something like that too. So he's got it's an arbitrary bunch in numbers like fifteen seven and seven is arbitrary Bundy. But the only other people who have that are named Magic Johnson James. So that's down a little more convinced than I am the Phillies all the way back one game got him located. Okay. They're not. They're not going to lose the series. Okay. No. They're not. That's it. We're done. We're moving on to better. We're in Brooklyn. You want to go to game where there at all good for Brooklyn, man. Let the people Begley maybe some of them are watching some of the merchants all of my say what happened the Oakland? But I'm in Manhattan. Thank you. That's been Simmons is gonna come back on you. Russell Wilson certainly got his way he told the Seahawks Senlis contract extension situation by last night at midnight and the Seahawks said, yes, a boss. You can go ahead and lose your minds at home over the alleged numbers if you want, but essentially another rich guy in the Pacific northwest got a lot richer by one hundred mil or seventeen. Yeah. He's never missed a game Wilson he's led the franchise to Super Bowls. And now ship has come in. Tony is this a trend have NFL players beaten down in the past at the bargaining table, but management manage to create or find new leverage, I think they were going to look back on this period of time. And we're going to look at Kirk cousins. And we're going to say he changed things he kept his mouth shut. He took the franchise tag twice. He got out and got this enormous, guaranteed contracts. Just this year in Tonio Brown who we thought was just blowing steam off Antonio Brown said I'm never played in Pittsburgh again. And he got the deal. He wanted Russell. Wilson set up an arbitrary phoney baloney deadline went to OTA's did everything you're supposed to do. And he got the money. Now these are quarterbacks and wide receivers. And I guess pass rushers will get it too. So it's not for everybody. But it's beginning to look like NFL players are doing better than they have before. Well, they are. I mean, just the sheer dollars would say and in terms of guaranteed, but but Tony Hughes the problem with that. There's what the most people tend to fifteen recognizable player. That's right. I mean people act like they'd recognize forty moldy woulda back some people could not sit in their living rooms and recognize and their own town. No, no. Because they couldn't do that. No. No. No. We think about this leverage. Look, we're we're we're comparing the basketball I and four, but she can't it's fifty players to twelve plants. But what I'm saying is the percentages don't transfer. They don't convey. No. And you wonder I look I hope they do. I hope football players have some more leverage because once upon a time nineteen Eighty-one the league put you in me in a uniform instead UPS by hey, top dollar and the players will live with it. I don't know that they can do that anymore as for players seem to be getting more money lately. There's nobody screaming about collusion. This year. Football players are getting it's not basketball. But people have to understand basketball. Money's crazy money process is basketball soccer heart and their international stars in the first period of last night's Carolina, Hurricanes Washington, Capitals playoff. King the NHL's top goalscorer Alexandra veteran got into real fight with Carolina rookie, Andre special cough. Ovechkin clever the kid he knocked him cold special cough is in the NHL concussion protocol. He is doubtful to play in game four. We'll then was Ovechkin outta line here. No. Because what you can clearly see. And I watched this last night. And I watched it again a million times on replay video. The vis consists of the are you sure you can see him both say, yes. And not you can see his helmet is head not. Yes. He wanted to fight. We know this is how it happens people at home in that. No because fighting's been out of the L now for mostly for the last four or five six years all the time. The goons would saddle up to each other. You ready to go go third period unless they have a hot dog. And then we'll get a beer. That's how it went. And so this kid, I guess new something because he Ovechkin says are you sure you want to do this. Yes, he nods his head, and then he gets knocked out. So biscuit, did nothing wrong. This can feel bad afterward. Somebody gave the kid bad advice, a raven divorce Brindamour who's the coach of Carol blames it on Ovechkin says Ovechkin Fisk and had had his gloves off. I this is what I want to say. I don't understand how this happened. This is a Russian kid. He's nineteen years old vets can grow up. He had Ovechkin pictures on the wall. So why would he want to fight him? Ovechkin is. Superstar. He hasn't been in a fight in nine years. The capital have palm Rusen, he's fighters. Right. Ovechkin doesn't fight. He's fourteen years old in this kid. Why would he I don't understand what why he wondered why? But you know, how the NHL you've heard the stories, you know, the stories I don't get his somebody says do you wanna go? I don't say are you? Sure. Nineteen year old kid who idolizes him would do so nineteen kids have no hubris. Ten year old kids? It's hard for me to understand this. Let's take a break. But coming up would you take tiger over the field months people with that? Yes. And we'll the rafters and or nuggets go down oa-to tonight. That is our default move with tiger. Tiger versus the field. We've done it for fifteen years. It's what we do. Okay. Capital versus the field. Time for toss up to wear answers. Only one winner you're looking at them. What's I toss up who you take in the PGA championship? Tiger Woods or the feel. I policy is I'm taking the field. I apologize for this. I want him to win. I hope he wins. I stayed on this show repeatedly. And I said I thought the masters was his best opportunity because it's a limited field. And because there's no rough out there. I know we won the US open at Bethpage Black in two thousand and two. It's a really deep field for the PGA. There's a hundred guys out there who can win this thing. I I just think the percentages favor the field. These so many kept goes in deejays and just I mean young strong guys hit by tiger. I I'm rooting for Tykes. We both rooting for tiger. Yeah. But it doesn't mean if I was betting and I'm not a betting, man. But it doesn't mean if I was going to guess that I would stop down employees. Money on tiger. I have to let it go. I'm going to root for him. Don't you do that? But the field field strong rate next toss up more likely to lose again tonight, the raptors or the nuggets the answer is the nuggets because the Spurs are a very will coach season playoff team. They're never an easy out. Having said that let me direct this Toronto. If Toronto loses this game car Lowery gives them another game when he five in eleven twenty five hundred. Okay. Lau tonight, close down the franchise if that happens. I mean you wanted a nurse. You need a doctor if you lose two in a row at home toward Landau. I don't wanna see that. I'd like to see my friend Masai have a successful spring. And that means winning starting tonight. I just told you a calorie is going to have you said twenty five twenty five and eleven twenty five and eleven more than game one. I know you like. To have stats you pronounce all the time. You say the game. One losses are the easiest two thousand seven hundred and apply. It. It's the nuggets and the answer is they know a pop in the Spurs. By the way, you don't even know who we I don't cooler feet. He yell at hitting three homers against the cardinals or yes. Yup. We home arena in LA against Clayton Kershaw. Three home runs is great. This guy owns the partners. He's got seven home runs against the cardinals already in five games. They play nineteen games this year. The cooler feet is Yossi CEO Puig hidden one out off late and Kershaw and because of the entire atmosphere the night, he was seventy minutes late to his own press conference. He was so late that Dave Roberts who was going to give him a nationally championship ring along with Matt camping Alex wood who were on the dodgers last year. Couldn't find him to give this to kill you. When people are laid all the time. Like, no, no. I know I think that's the way it should. Yes. No standards for everybody. This drink. It's yellowish because when you can own the cardinals in my house. That's what matters in case. It helps a cone. I'll even care for. The brewers aren't helping the cubs like running off own the cardinals. It's a good day next. Last one toss up who's winning tonight, the lightning or the blue jackets if the Tampa Bay Lightning lose tonight, they become the first team ever to win the presidents trophy and be swept in the first round. Other teams have lost in the first round. They haven't been swept you you get swept in the first round. And you're Anat stature that's fire coach material as far as I'm concerned crazy Columbus, though, I don't trust Columbus because Columbus was up to old on the caps and a full, and they have never won a playoff series never been listening that I'm gonna go with Columbus tonight. Really sweet close them out. Yes. I told you this was going three three. And then I'll decide what's going to happen in game seven. This is going three three the lightning or gorge charged back and crush Columbus. Well, I know well time until weight loss to or they look loss. That's it down goes wilpon fuck night. Let's take one last break, but still to come. We'll board where you off. He can often she really make an appearance important tonight. And last week Barnes, selling Tennessee fans buyout would have had him at UCLA that he shouldn't do that. He stays. He should say, I'm happy to stay these days. Not me. I'm blaming my bosses, otherwise, I would be I would've run on you. I don't think you do that. I think that's how soon the steak on with point invested. You have to look into some other options. Have you drawn people have be sixty seven birthday, Bill Belichick. Here was the dilemma in Bella chicks life. His boat was named seven ring is both for the Super Bowls. He won with the patriots women as an assistant to Bill Parcells giants, sadly, the patriots won another Super Bowl two months ago and Bella chick had to go to eight rates. We'll Bundy think here's a painter on call like Murphy Brown did kids asking grandparents about Murphy Brown posts, somebody's already trademarked. Eight rings was Belichick. Do just win to more go to nine. Well, I would just go to nine years. Happy anniversary. Michael Jordan mistake, sixteen years ago. You played your last game in the NBA. The last two years of Jordan's playing career. He was on the Washington Wizards. This is undoubtedly an embarrassment to Jordan. They didn't win anything. And shortly after this game two hundred was denied the chance to zooms duties in the wizards front office now woman, I know you knew Jordan Washington, did you ever know when with the Chicago Bulls unheard of them slightly when you see Jordan that uniform you, and I it's terrible. It's like it didn't happen. No, it shouldn't have happened on this. Like it didn't happen. You're under percent, right. Happy trails to Tejas core. Hernandez on a to pitch. The unpire calls ball three and Toronto's. Brandon Drury starts judging first thinking he got a walk Hernandez seized Drewery coming and assumes he can go to second. But the twins pitcher throws over the first tremendous is justifiably tagged out. And the obvious question is how much money does that first base coach make because he didn't do anything here. Maybe he was screaming, and they didn't he maybe they weren't coach -able you accuse other famous people on this show of being uncomfortable. All the time of Ron James refuses to be coached. But in that particular case, did it look like you did anything like no, it did not we're running out of show going eight Fini's, Doc Rivers, you boy. Yeah. Rock two grand on the street in San Francisco, and a strange return to surprise surprises me is that this was you and not Doc Rivers because you the only two people left on earth who. Carrie to raise their pockets one other guy. Phil Mickelson Harry's. Two hundred. Rick Barnes says of UCLA paid that buyout. He thinks he'll be coaching UCLA your thoughts. That's a terrible thing to say is just alienated himself of all the people involved. See then he swore he loved. He should not have set. Rocky top Ronda Rousey will be stepping away from the WWE in the hopes of starting a family. You wanna wish her well, I do show? Well, she made a lot of money she'd substantially altered the state of debt sport inmate. She did that for her Tim tebow says he hasn't had a soda since. He was fifteen and we will have silly. Is that your impressed? No, no, he's thirty one. So we went sixteen years. I haven't put sugar on anything in fifty years. Really? No, that's a lie. But I just don't think it say going from soda is that thinking the last one thunder blazers tonight, he got I refer Damian Lillard that that's who I root for. So you got. Brought a time we will try and do better the next time. And I'm Tony Kornheiser. I'm Mike robots theme time tomorrow. Knuckleheads. You can get the PTI podcast on the ESPN app or apple podcasts. Ron darling. Shoutout. Get-well-soon still real soon run like run dog walk.

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MNF Action & MLB Playoff Plays For 10/11

Behind the Bets

15:44 min | 2 weeks ago

MNF Action & MLB Playoff Plays For 10/11

"This is the monday october. Eleventh edition of the daily wage. Your podcasts we've got. You covered the variety of action for tonight so settle in and we'll set you up intimidates with everything you need to know heading into the bedding day. Does this sound familiar. You got one device. They'll let you catch the game live another. They'll let you stream your favorite shows you're watching sports highlights on your phone and you've got your neighbors best friends log in for the good stuff. Well i wanna to tell you about a simple way to get all that entertainment you love without the hassle and at a great way to finally get your tv together. It's called direct tv stream and it brings your life tv and on demand favorites together. Like never before so you can watch your favorite sports movies and shows all in one place that means no more juggling remotes and no need to buy another device ever again and the best part. There's no annual contract. So get rid of the clutter and confusion and get your tv together with direct tv stream. You can learn more at direct tv dot com. That's direct tv dot com compatible device required. Content varies by package. Welcome to the daily wage. Your podcast presented by draftkings america's operated daily fantasy app. Another monday with tyler full gym and anita marks in a crazy sunday in the nfl. Crazy saturday in the college ranks. of course we have. Mlb post-season nice whole slate today. So we'll dive and all that of course we start with monday night. Football matchup of the ravens and the colts baltimore land seven at home. Behind lamar jackson. Total of forty six anita. Of course we start with a side or total. Play if you have what you got. Yeah i'm playing the ravens minded six and a half and you could get that at minus one thirty. I'm also gonna use them. You know me. I like to use the monday night. Thursday night games as it suits moon teaser. If it makes sense and here it does. Tease them down To to to minus one. And i'm gonna pair that up with the rams and teasing the rams down to minus four and a half going to begin to the giants who. They lost their entire team. Yesterday i look. I mean you know. Danny's dimes concussion. Saquon barkley with the ankle. Golladay with the knee. You still have shepard and slayton dealing with hamstring injuries so You know it's going to be tougher. The giants tweet that rams team even though they're they're traveling cross country but in regards to the ravens coulter playing their third straight road game. The ravens You know i. I know they started. The season was injuries on the defensive side of the ball but You know they're still solid defense. You've got a colts offensive line that's dealing with a lot of injuries carson wentz still dealing with the ankle issues and i just i think all the all stars aligned properly for the baltimore ravens to win it i just you know you just you just never know it's a monday night game it is carson winston colts. Aren't that bad. So i think buying buying down to minus six and a half relieves the play here. Yeah i i'll just go ahead and lay the seven. I understand by down just to make sure you get that win. Even if the price is a little more heavy th year initial investment ravens are three and one this season despite dealing with the myriad injuries and adversity all over the roster seems rather remarkable that they've done so and i think that's credit to lamar jackson who has raised his level of play. I mean imagine what his numbers would be. If marquees brown hadn't dropped all those vol's against the detroit lions you know thankfully just tucker kind of bail the team out but They are really just. You know. A a very tight. Close fluky loss away from the to. The las vegas raiders. Pardon me on opening night from being undefeated for me to four no team. And they're doing that with all these injuries. They've had to deal with now. They're starting to get a little bit healthier mashad. Bateman their first run rookie. Picking a minnesota made his debut. As you mentioned the colts will be without quinton nelson the best player on their team. Starting right tackle. Brain smith is well. That's bad for carson wentz to is probably not one hundred percent with those ankle injuries and also just not been that efficient or effective Plan and play out to this colts. Offense jonathan taylor. Maybe their best offensive weapon of course gets hurt. By the fact that a couple of bombs linemen are going to be out so Even though it's a lot to lay. I think the ravens at home can do this against a colts team. That seems to be kind of teetering on the brink. You mentioned it's their third straight road game. So i just don't like them really an any Any game script that i developed here besides a super negative one where they're trying to play catchup deep into this game so if you're worried about the back door i understand that you feel more comfortable away in the first half would with the ravens but i think they are the better team and they will kind of a approve that very quickly and very often in this game i'd also considered the team total for india under nineteen and a half again. Maybe they get over that with a late. Fourth were score but i think the ravens defense holds that offense in check with the issues. They're dealing with as far as health. Now turn to the main entree declare props. What do you got for me as far as player props for this matchup anita. Yeah i think folks need to understand that how significant this game is for the baltimore. Ravens we heard all the the issues that vic fangio had with ravens last week in regards to them a rushing for over one hundred yards. This game can set an nfl mark. If the ravens surpass one hundred yards rushing for their forty four straight game so that that's what was so significant about last week. And i think that's what's going to be so significant about tonight's game so when my favorite prop bets is lamar jackson over ten and a half rushing attempts and you get that at minus one oh five. So far in the season forty-three carries two hundred. Eighty one rushing yards two rushing touchdowns and out of all the seasons right like. Don't you feel like each and every season tyler here like. Oh we're gonna pull back. Mars not gonna run as much. This is the most he's ever had through the first four weeks of any season of his career even the one that where he won the mvp. So i've got over. Ten and a half rushing attempts for lamar jackson has to be probably my favorite prop bet. Also he's he's averaging thirty passing attempts a game because they had wanted to improve his passing game in they have so. I like over twenty six and has twenty six and a half passing attempts as well over eighteen and a half passing completions. A as long as he doesn't throw it to hollywood brown of course Which which leads me to keep an eye on the active or inactive notification with rishaad bateman their first round wide receiver draft pick I've heard amazing things about him out of camp before he got injured. And i heard the last few weeks. He's been ramping it up. He's been looking good at at at at practice. Unfortunately he was inactive. Last week he might come off the i. r. tonight and if he does sneaky good play for him to score a touchdown at four to one I also like lamar jackson scored touchdown and the baltimore ravens to win it. Plus one fifty. Because i do believe he's going to run the ball a lot and last but not least and these are just my baltimore. Raven prop bets Latavius murray now has The cream has risen to the top for sure and he is featured back now He has surpassed ty williams. So murray dischord touchdown and the ravens win. Plus one ninety also murray over fifty one and a half rushing yards minus one. Ten colts better rushing defense and they are passing defense. But i still think the because of how significant this game is to this organization. I do believe they're going to put a lot of emphasis on running the football tonight. Yeah i definitely think that. They're going to assert their will In this game and so them racking up rushing yards. I am in line with. I like the lamar jackson. Overpass attempts twenty six and a half at minus twenty. I think that's a little bit low projections probably closer to twenty nine or thirty attempts given game. Script and the defense they're going up against Getting rashad bateman potentially back and having you know marquees brown mark andrews and sammy watkins starting to kind of find the rhythm with Lamar jackson may entice The the offense coordinator. Greg roman to dip into that bag and get some work so to speak in this matchup. my other favorite player prop on the colts side is another one. I think you're on as well. Michael pittman over. Four and a half receptions that's plus money at plus when five pittman is leading this team by far and targets a thirty six and four games. Let's an average of nine per game. That's a nice healthy number of looks from carson wentz as he's really their only legitimate receiver on the perimeter and he's a big play way to happen if you can get that A football he leaves the team. In target share twenty six and a half percent air yard share forty percent. I mean really the only guy that carson wentz looking at each and every game so with average nine attempts just need him to catch five of those if he gets that same number in this matchup which i am projecting he will be able to because of the negative game script. I'm expecting the colts to operate in playing. Catch up as a touchdown favourite needing to throw Early and often potentially especially pulse moore gets out to a big lead. So i like pittman going over that. And i like lamar building. That big lead By the inefficient with his passing going over twenty six and a half passing attempts and the other action for monday night football before he moved to major league baseball. Yeah i'm excited. I'm with you that. That's you know i have to indianapolis colts. Prop bats one. Is that pittman over four and a half and like you said it plus money i think this is a steel here on his six catches in each of his last Three games and he's averaging ten targets. And i'm excited pitney. Was one of my favorite wide receivers coming out of the draft. So i'm really happy about that in last but not least carson wentz over nine and a half rushing yards. I believe you know. His offensive line has got a lot of injuries. There and i think he's going to be running for his life from a nine and a half and carson wins is sneaky athletic. I don't think people realize you know. Just how athletic he is. I like overnight in half rushing yards. I also have him. i'm sorry. I have three prophets. So pitman over receptions wins over rushing yards also. Wins throwing an interception tonight you know. He's he's just one of those guys he just you know. He doesn't know when to quit. He tries to make chicken salad out. A you-know-what any always ends up turning the ball over. So give me an interception minus one. Oh five let's get to major league baseball now since monday night. Football taken care of. And we have a games all day in big league baseball first pitch in milwaukee and atlanta is one o'clock. Pm on the east coast ten am on the west coast that you have houston chicago Tampa boston san francisco and los angeles. Any of games. Stick out to you as ones you would like to play. Yeah the one. That i really like is is san francisco in the value here for them to win it. Plus one eighty three on the money line. I think it's pretty significant. You know in in looking at some of the trends here thirteen times after a loss. The giants have given the ball to alex wood. And they've gone twelve in one. Okay and as we know he really confident fought. And he's really confident at this ballpark. san francisco. They've been good as an underdog as well. Especially against the dodgers and the giants are averaging five runs per game which has them sitting at six in the in major league baseball so i think the giants went on the money line even though it's assures her i know i know but plus one eighty five was one eighty three. I think there's good value there and last but not least probably my favorite bet is would over five four and a half strikeouts and that's it plus money that's Plus one hundred in three games against the dollar dodgers this season a he's had a over seven strikeouts in each game so over four and a half at plus one hundred to me. That's probably my favorite pedal. Yeah i i'm i'm lockstep with you. As far as that game is concerned. I think the price indicates that you have to take the giants of course. The dodgers are dangerous. And maybe the best team in baseball in mexico or maybe one of pitchers in baseball but the price is way out of line with reality because the giants are really really good team. You know at at plus one eighty three. That's an implied. Win probability of thirty five percent and i think it's closer to forty five fifty five if it even isn't advantaged of the los angeles dodgers so just a mis-priced matchup given the giants have done the season. Even if it is sure. I think you're regardless of the outcome the process dictates that you have to take the giants here Given the pricing that you're getting in the market. So i'm definitely with you. They're taking the giants on the money. Line i also like a pitching proper. Mets max scherzer under seven and a half strike outs. Because the giants don't strike out a lot. I think that the eighth-lowest k. Rate against right handed pitching. And we know. Dave roberts in what is not a doer di game but the series tied one a piece. Even with max scherzer. Roberts is going to have a shorter leash and he will go to that dominant bullpen if he needs to and so that kind of limits the ceiling for innings and pitches that shirts or can throw so of course one of the best strikeout artists in the game but not a great match up and i have a feeling that. Since it's a one one game scherzer's leash is going to be a little bit shorter dip into that bullpen. If necessary against the giants at the first sign of any trouble so you like would over case. I like sherzer under keizer. Both on the giants their Tampa and boston I like the over in this game. Nine and a half the raise that they can crush right hand or left in pitching. Pardon me in a wto. Rodriguez is starting for the red sox who he can't have some good outings but he can also have some blow up. Outings in the rays are a good offense against left handed pitching especially after acquiring nellie crews having randy arena in their kalama mccue getting the the for the raise but they'll have to dig deep into their rotation and bullpen for this one. Just both teams are mashing. right now. Game at fenway park. So i think that game's over as well milwaukee in atlanta likely already starting by the time this is released if it hasn't and if you can sneak it in i just like the under in every game under eight in that In that game. I just think every game in the series go under at milwaukee win it and they're built on the strength of starting pitching in their bullpen So they keep atlanta's often suppressed and their offense is not really that great so atlanta. Like max free did Can shut them down from time to time so i think pretty much every game in that series. No matter who wins. It's going to be a you know three two. You know three one four two type of game in the total at eight to sits a little high for me. White sox astros no real strong conviction neighbor. Calls for don is really good at home. And he's the left. The for the white sox i might consider the i five run line. Lay on the half run with the white sox but It's not plus price it's minus one fifteen or minus one. Oh five. I believe so. I don't love that price. But i do think the white sox turn a good spot here to at least try and tie it up with throwdown on the bump at least the first five innings of the astros are a plucky team so you never want to count them out. So that's where we stand with major league baseball another monday show on the books again maybe slightly more than ten minutes but sorry anita and i like the chat okay. She's not put up with it. Please do us a favor. And don't forget the rate reviewing subscribe. If in ben enjoying the show and helps such ministry. We look forward to talking with you. Tuesday on the day. 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Ball, Ball, and More Ball - 7.21

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Ball, Ball, and More Ball - 7.21

"Going to ever down a number one sports coming out of the pat mcafee inc ops is. I am tone dig baby toe that right there. Is bubba dumping hell yeah. Gummy canadian sensation. Bearded wonder marco gonzalez almost pulled off wonder class last night i was. I don't know that walks. The aide whole is zero. Zero bottom of five watts aide whole pitcher blunt guy on second gets out to out to rumble. I mean i was hanging by. I was watching that game. It's one of those games. You man if this hits. I mean this is just a beautiful beautiful bet bustle one and a half. Plus one half it was right there for the taking. Would you end up going last night for three. That's not a bad kind of like fifty fifty all week really wouldn't three and one lost talking moras. Yeah that was a bad. I mean i didn't. I didn't feel great about that. Did his job. I mean gave up to the marlins stink dude. They're very very bad bucks. Plus half was never doubt no since we both had yeah. Breath was good. Um as three days earlier. Today i was on the as. I think you were on a first draw that happened. Kcbi brewers casey's being the brewers right. Now i'll be honest. I laid the half. The brewers today lower has been incredible. And he's he's been terrible today but to nothing brewers once again. bruce can't hit matt. nats beat the Last night nola lost air. Noel lost you. Don't say dank yankees might be getting off here beat me. John means sorry orioles had guys on and they could of guys on the bags. every in the tigers. Hot tigers are very hot astros. They came through braves. One socks blowout saux white sox. I'll hear witold. to-to i was on that cocoa. Yeah you were. And i couldn't figure out why didn't take him. Turns out should've same reason. I didn't take. I should've same reason. I didn't take the mets today. Fucking cub scored six in the ninth inning. To beat the cards aches time. I bet on stroman though something happens plus a half blind bet in the giants happen came home. Yeah i'm going again tonight. Tony rally the true getting goal. Money line bruce's back their role on as four six two two three three three one three were eighty four six two two three three three call. That was awesome. What three four six. I was on the mets earlier today. They are covering. They covered over covered. Sorry the right now. They stink not looking at. It's to not then royals middle four. Sell mike minors deal. And they're no supplement that who's on the amount that you don't get to mike mine. It's not mine minor early. it's not minor. Who is it. Brad keller off you don't get to keller. Brad keller has stung as i lay the half keller live that guy finds a way to find bats. defensive player of the year bet earlier today plus nine thousand on fred warner him. Just getting paid today. Reminded me of fred. Warner was a first team. All pro middle linebacker. And you're getting plus nine thousand. Is he going to win. Probably not but you put twenty five down. You went almost twenty three hundred dollars. it's an all time sprinkle it all time spring. I also sprinkled buddha baker big. Because admit i'm gonna sprinkle that a little ten for nine hundred and i also sprinkle brian burns because of double b because darius got a couple of sprinkles out there for defensive player there brian burns. Yeah d. n. for carolina. Who i believe was like on a tear last year got hurt. I mean i think is going to have to win some games. What's a little worried about. I mean he will also probably have to get like twenty sacks like set the all time record. there's also going to be another game but Yeah they're also gonna have to make the playoffs. Tony maybe potentially. That's my biggest worry about the buddha baker one is like are going to be good enough to they might be off sprite. That division is a fucking good luck. Dude they might be. I mean cliff. Kingsbury road see dude olympics. Us women's team loss to sweden. What happened you. Olympics women's team soccer loss to sweden her piano didn't score not that i saw three zero sweden. Pretty sweet plus money on that one. What are we doing so we play to win. The gays or no opening ceremonies. Theory is but like soccer. Sports soccer softball. They start before the ceremonies of they got enough time for rest in between gains group stage. Delong nate soccer. Tournaments aren't quick. Yeah i gotta dive into the Under twenty three's here. The men's didn't hate that. Gabe said that four players from spain's national i mean they could be reserved but could work both ways to that could be guest all right. Let's see who they are. Yeah i'll have to look into. Probably murata don't think morocco would make that was so mirada duty scores. The goal to tie misses the penalty. I think his first official. I think he's an official game too because it sunday in the games that we'll have started usa men's basketball minus eleven and a half against france. I mean there's only there's only two games to worry about on sunday tony. Us jamaica canada and qatar. Costa rica canada and costa rica. canada's big dog. You know the us wins and guitar wins. I mean so at this point whoever's playing guitar qatar guitar hero yes you are playing for the concha calf doa. Let's let's not forget about this. You're playing for your country. But you're also representing sal salvador cauca calf. It's el salvador so el salvador. When you take the field just remember that this is for caucus. This is four. Call to cath. Qatar wins this jay token to win the whole thing. Jay jay did not turn coach. Donald works inc was one thing but you bet qatar. Yeah that was rough. I did not bet guitar. That's for stewart. Cink really let us down. Normally we have cut maker on wednesdays. He couldn't make it today three open championship. If you like if you like normally like cut maker specs head over the cut maker listen to mount on air to bail texas. He will text cam five. Am the night does not fuck around the number the number. I think it's something something gulf techs www golf and we back on next up through the service. I think the toward junkies want come in. Come on they have an olympic golf preview golf in the olympic. I'm diving into the fencing big fencing. I've always enjoyed the fencing. So i have not i i have no respect for the fencers until us real swords. Jomie blood show me if not it just mean your you and your friends play. Tommy sticks in the basement checks out. You don't like. I'm not even gonna all driving. Acknowledge what you fuck me. The fencers have been gone for. I'm were for quite some time now. Well to give back to olympic odds the. Us women's national team for soccer is at plus one five right now to win the entire tournament. i think it's a great bet. It's probably a good bit because there is no way there all pissed on and there's no way there was another game i'm probably wear is that at futures women's soccer and then it's to win it all. The next best is netherlands at plus five hundred which i've never seen them play plus money. I'm gonna. I'm going do it here. Thank you for looking at that. They're allowed to allowed to lose one. Only one only one don't lose again or are they done. Got to be group right. Todd japan. i seen one one result in three zero loss. Sweden's a- wagon. Are they no idea. Let's get to a couple of calls. I wanna go to seven nothing of the reds dead. Who no no no. no. I was on the mets. There's mickey mouse pitcher going for no like i'm seeing are the reds deadly today. No just in general. They've been shits also are fine. No one yesterday talking about the play offs. Tony they'll be using the reds may plus let me look at stanford let me look at the standings. Do look and then catch the burs. I'll keep losing to the fucking helen. Six and a half back on the brewers. I mean there's still plenty of time left. Let's take a look at the wildcard. They are five back in the wild card of the dodgers. The padras right now. The dodgers and padres are in. Jesus right there's a bang because the yeah because it's the to correct. They had a big walk-off last night. Came back yeah. They're five and a half back of the padres. Let's do they have to catch. The dodgers came back last night. Yeah unfortunately you never know. You never know where. It's a long season left. We even had the trade deadline coming up faster than you can even pronounce. What are we nine days. I lost the call there. I dunno nine days. Let's see where do we want. To july thirtieth. I believe we got fucking toronto. Let's go to speak baseball futures. Marcus what do you got. Hey what's going on. i done how you doing. i so i wanted to talk about the world series futures. you're talking about wildcard and everything else. I got astros padres. I think padres are going to go on a hot run. And i mean i. I think they're too talented of a team. We have a mandatory up the astros but dammar they good. I say i don't. I don't say mandatory felt the astros. I respect what they did you do to not i. Don't you know also you play to win the games now scumbags you on the but i don't know it's the pitching on those two teams that will determine that this is the thing the astros pitchy and has been decent. But you get to the playoffs. Who's who's going game one you you. You're going to trust game. One series mccullers goes game on at this point while i understand what i'm saying they're way i would take my chances jays pitching staff. I think god the guys. I think oakland's better than the astros will your big as big as well. Let's get into some games real quick seattle and colorado just kicked off by kicked off. I mean first. Pitch kenyan middleton in austin gomer. You know i wanna take gomer. He's been out though over a month. So i decided as i did last night with john means i was going to away after that layoff. Rock is rope one. Nothing good gomer. So extreme no no. I laid off. I laid off gomer. Not about let me see one. Buck goes at three forty eastern star twelve forty in the desert. Max kranich versus madison. Bumgarner here on my sheep. But i'm almost positive that i took bumgarner here. Yeah i'm on the backs here. Bumgarner look good in his first game back. And i think i don't know what they're doing with this contract but i feel like bumgarner could be a guy who's on move at the trade deadline so i feel like he wants to be on a contender so i feel like you. He's he's got some juice left in the tank here. That's not in my account. But i'm pretty sure i wanted to take it. So i'm gonna. I'm gonna take bumgarner right now. Yeah i five. Maybe the line wasn't up. I five minus one forty put it on. Their pirates are not a good a good road team. The backs are fucking great demand. There aren't good anyway. They could play on the fuck and muni still win first earlier's pirates twelve twenty nine and seven on the road. Pretty good i five. It's pretty good. twelve wounds. Not all where the dynamex five and fifty on at home. They're twenty one twenty three and four. That's pretty good on the road. They are fourteen and thirty two. Y'all so you want to catch d-box deepak seven three. I five in their last ten. There you go. We're on the today. We don't care about the nine innings. D-box you're good. You're good in our this game padres and braves. Rice can are bryce wilson. You gotta fuck in scouting report on these guys. We've been waiting all year. I know everyone's talking about the reis. Kinara bryce wilson matchup. We've got it here. I mean it took this long into this season to get it but we have tony and this is going to be an absolute dogfight. You take i touch this thing with those. Are those big dogs. You can't take miami at washington don't know who's gone for the marlins ship eater really. Yeah so petty was going for it. Was i'll kandara terra fed. He's going for the nets. I almost just fucking marlins lost blindly take the nats here. The nats with feddie. You like fucking nikki. Neater i mean. I don't like the phone book vetting last outing. They lost twenty four to eight. He gave up. Six inning is a balanced back spot while you gave up six before that to five game before that. I can't marlins or so bad dude. Soul bath is neither. Is it before he needed. His last two has gone four innings in each giving up one earned zero word nikki near yes number twenty nine on his jersey number one in your heart is giving them juice. Say the last. He's giving up one. Yeah no july two gave up. Not i'll start. And then one t i'll probably gonna stay away from that game. I don't think there's any need to touch one. No no there's some games here we you just you just can't do i'll tell you i. I watched that game last night but betting on the marlins is is pain gave you got some. Mlb today or what are we doing here. Yeah i just got off. i'm on i. Five films has an inconsistent saturday at home and the ada last time out versus the white sox allowed like ten s and five innings and five. Russell got very much up. I'm also taking the blue jays minus a half against the red sox those it and now thank you know. We don't the hugo we don't all right. Let's talk about those games. Go white sox tonight. Who is it. who's gone. We've got cease against pineda. Oh yeah white sox mice one forty five i. Five thanks very dylan. Cease is given up three to six in his last. Three espanyol's have been worse. Time about moving him at the deadline man. Robbie ray has been good for barry good but salk socks can mash fairy very giving a five three to five Can mash my friend. I know i am touching that one is it. Because it's too that i stay away because that one is the lines too big for toronto. Bliss guys laying mines. Toronto's minus two ten to ten hold. This is their chance where arena plus one and a half situation a first-half are we in a plus. We are take the socks. Plus one and a half didn't work out last night but it showed up right there so robbie ray has gone. Let's say six zero seven zero seven. Giving up to in his last three starts is robbie. Ray though do. I stays home right. Yeah home. He's got a two point seventy or a. Let's see what he is against boston this year. Just got a four point. Five against socks. I you give me the sox. Plus one and a half i have to. I'm not gonna. Hey i gotta do. I'm not gonna fucking talking crazy. I do it sometimes as a man you have to do things. You're going to give the sox plus one and a half. I it's raw it's still robby rate ain't fucking dice. Came to andy johnson. Dude i said. I don't know why said randy randy's very good. This is the pitching matchup. That i wanted to talk about matt moore verse asher wochit caskey philly at new york. You are going to be surprised to hear me say this. I'm on the phillies. Plus a half. you're going against wash. Caskey yeah i was excited for neater fed. I was excited for noor and wilson but howard wash caskey. This is the pinnacle match were since he became a starter this year. I don't go matt moore. Who do you have. i got fucking james spencer. Howard all that changes. That's not good. Because i have. Tb d. on act tvd's also have tvd. Spencer are now it's fucking more. It was matt moore now spencer. Hell happened. I don't know let's see what the true the score chattel have the answer for us. I'm gonna go let me see here. Let me check this preview here now i. It's not mad more. I'm not taking the game. Turns out i already did. Take it though and i did not do do the pitcher thing where they must start. Welcome to the jungle. My friend howard. Is it official. I this was yesterday. They score had that it wasn't lower before anybody else. So i mean the score. Seems pretty up to date on this stuff. did not indicate which pitcher would would begin the game so the phillies would likely make a few more charles. Moore's coming in late. The next person has to step up by no fucking idea. Let's see spencer. Howard needing pitching depth to get through wednesday night's game bronx the phillies called a potential trade candidates spencer her fucking jakubowski bullpen game. Go phillies phillies. It's not what i wanted to hear. Not what i wanted to do. Let's just move on. There's a tweet here that says spencer howard is prime pedro martinez the first time through the order. So working on jordan lyles and matt manning. No i mean what what is. What is this slate. it's a tough night too. Tough nine par. Gao hendrickson adam wainwright. I took this. You're on this. Yeah you i no on d. No wainwright wainwright you. Back on chucky ballgame wainwright minus the fucking mayes. One forty airplanes icago again. They go in these fucking spurts. They cannot hit again. Me wayne right. Morgan lance mccullers. Houston's the la a lot. Yeah i wanted to take this. The astros reminds half but unfortunately it's my one and a half and that scares the shit going tonight and giants and dodgers yet. Yeah we got. Logan web thought he went last night now. Cosby went the other night. Who started laughing. Alex would start. Oh yeah logan web. Against julio you so. I didn't look at this because i thought for some reason. I confuse alex wood and logan web very similar names. Hey i'll logan web has gone four innings giving up one three and given a nine five and giving up one six zero six one. Yeah i mean i'm running. I'm running out of room on my tombstone. But are they given are. They hit the first two games of the series giants. Plus a half. i mean. I can't i have to take it. I'm gonna go with you. I want the kid. I mean i just i can't. My picks phillies plus a half. I it's already in a half spencer howard's probably beja first time through the order. I wanna take you figure it out. I have two cards. I five money line with wainwright and then giants plus a half. I have diamondbacks. I five money line. I have them to white sox. I five money line giants. I five plus a half and the looney bin pick red sox plus one and a half. Good luck to you. Good fucking good luck to you. Can brewer stink. Dude what do you mean. Hold on first and third come up. We got a chance at working. The core plus so take a push go to funds. Highly half laid a half. Yeah you're a wild man. I almost want to take the astros mice. One and a half. Don't jay from pittsburgh what do you got. Well you got went over it already but found the boats earlier plus plus the half for plus one thirty and just actually double down on him with the plus one and a half and wondering what you thought about the cubs versus the redbirds. Plus one forty zero rounds in the first antics. Thank you jay come. I was going with redbirds cubs sitting. No run to one to one brewers one. Oh i we need a bomb. I don't hate the first inning. No runs i said wainwright against the cubs is good. Matchup and then hendrix's decent. No no run in the first on. That game is boosted on plus one forty. Well now the odds. Based now i have to take you serious mitt. Yeah that's the only boost for nine. Oh we got the fucking taking it got. Mls stolen no money left in my there was some soccer beside both nyc. Afc an red wolves to win in ninety minutes some about their pro. Ny cfc has lost to straighten play montreal. Who's won three straight something about something to think about. Pass mitt distract me. I don't know where. I'm going austin from denver. What do you got going on. Hammered down got Thinking nfl week. One man obviously broncos fan out here in denver but They're favored to win by. Just one point out there against the giants and the over under is at forty two and a half. I'm thinking both these teams are gonna come out pretty slow and maybe a little bit sloppy in week. One man so twenty one points per side seems like a lot for a game that might finish like ten to seventeen thirteen to seventeen. You can parlay those together or plus two seventy one man. Thank you us. And i am not going to take the anything. I think i'd take the giants situation. But i probably will be on a under forty two and a half. I like where you're coming from her. Yeah joe giants were a great under team last year. Joe judge got the boys buzz and all rate under team. All all man fucking just lay down a beautiful bond guy picked it up in play. And we i got brewers first and second one out one over under twenty twenty. Where is that. We've done about new york right. Yep york jets near giants. Guess what they were thirteen and three to the under last year but danny dies with all his weapons essentially when cole came in for that little bit of a run they wear our machine used. They were awesome. I knew i remember them being a great team This guy is this reviewable. What's ball and no idea. I was in play Can't wait. I'm so excited to take honors again in the nfl come on resume ticket and he told me unders reporter. Debbie got jackson amer die. I were jackson's at board. I left home last week soon. So good down in tampa. Nhl season winding down. Alston coming out with all the nfl analyst stooges breaking all the picks today for the seattle mansion draft. I got one pick for you so did tampa bay lightning plus seven fifty to win the cup next year three p. with the vegas golden stooges right in front of odors. I'm hammering that all day. Sounds like a homer pick. Yeah pick to you yeah. They can't team. they wanted this year. Guess what can't can't have that teaming. Delete all yell. It's down the line. How many scores we talk in bringing into guys guys lead second go yes i show just laid the one eighty or whatever. It was his one sixty now. Now when i had it late in the half got me and modernised one twenty clocking yelich goes the other way. Just slaps it down the line burs minus a half to go i also go to parlayed fuck and phillies and cards are probably should have found out who was sacked fly do so we need d and giants got that one parlor to sacked fly for the win. That's it that's all we need. Who's up laid out a squeeze who's up here how we just lay down a squeeze here pal. I got no problem with. Is this game on tv. Is that where you're watching it right do you all my logging. No no i. don't you worry about what's going on if you see extra inches free right now. Know what's extra innings so actually is basically mlb tv on cable. I don't know how long it's free for on cable but it is for you right now. What channels that. I got thirty. It's in the thirty three hundred. Do you have like the voice. The voice do you have the voice activated remote. Probably just mlb tv if you just say mlb into the remote all the game. You're gonna watch a fucking baseball game to me. Now that like basketball's have anything to do see. I'm watching them mobile commerce. Mlb right now. And i'm fucking. I got bumgarner pitched into the to the pirates. What the game is on is is pirates d-box. Would you on mlb tv yeah. You're just got the free. Yeah like i have the full pack. Sorry the mlb network. Yeah btv. are we still still nothing happened. Just pitched the first pitch came out to talk to keller's we know you stink. Who's up to bat. I have no idea willie Nelson willy adams will bill. Sixteen home runs this season. We don't need a danger to flaw. Roll me over. Bumgarner got the i get in get in past what walking do is going to be a good night. Let's go good night. Brewers school you. Hey i knew you stunk. you're not dead you head. i knew you stunk. Keller that's awesome. That's good baseball. That's awesome good. Baseball needed that talia. I need that. I could use a big night. Needed that kind of tread water here. You know what i'm saying. Hey that's all right. We're in the dog days. Yes it's been. that's huge. Didn't sunday i was four three and one though which is better sunday seemed today be the day that slapped me in the face these days you don't like but when i look at the games on sunday like there that's that's a good game first thing i do when i wake up in the morning like my alarm goes off and need to wake up a little bit before i get my day started so i lay there. I looked the game. I don't like i just look at who's going. Yeah yeah and then. When i get here i do more research. I looked at the pictures this morning. I said well that's gonna be a tough day. There wasn't much to like it last night. Before i fucking crashed like us us gone tomorrow. Misuse let me say is gonna more maybe tomorrow over tony. It makes me feel so much more comfortable. They also check your account right when you wake up. I thought that. I actually like is our problem to tomorrow. Full slates more now. One two three four five six seven eight nine games. But there's some good matchups versus walker bueller versus flexing no as as mariners. You're gonna have a hard time in series. I didn't draw andrew haney versus kent. My ada i think like i remember heine advert atalay versus queen. Kim who has been making me a bunch of money. Fucking kim chucky morning gone. We'll see who's going for the phillies going tomorrow. Normally fade him mineo flexing maha so flexibility plus a half at home. Probably come on to me again. Dude wins the gold cup. Start saturday when we got enough until saturday. Good matchup slow catarrhal salvador mexico honduras come on el salvador sunday. We got fucking bangers do spaces again swinging. I don't know. I heard that it was electric. Were live homerun derby on spaces you brother in law. That was definitely hit. Its peak it was all downhill after that. Could you hear the background now. Up do but Yeah we'll see. I don't know all right. We'll see we'll see maybe maybe not. Hey who knows. Big brewers knows what saturday hold. Big brewers massive needed to start the day school mad. Bum keep it going at this point. I mean sure who. I have left tonight. Not much d-backs giants plus the half phillies plus the half dinning. Want that one in the cardinals. Red sox plus one and a half probably smacked me in the math. We find mark gonzalez homes. Do maybe geared richard can. Do i more money back on my come from the win. What did i want to bet. You want to bet the. Us women's soccer team to win a gold medal at plus one on five. I did that. I got that one. It must've been another one that you wanted to bet. The under of the broncos new york johnno jets. Game i will. I will bet that. At the time i think i was going to take the boost. Yeah oh yeah you wanted to take no. Runs scored bursting. Thank you texas. And oklahoma. Reto to sec. About joining conference really tax. If that happens the big twelve is dead. Yeah it's different out here began what you root for what you wish for. Careful what you fucking root for right. We'll be back tomorrow. Roll over fifteen hundred. Fifteen hundred fucking. How long is this series between the barriers as this three or four all over the weekend to me to. How long is this cubs cardinal series. Go on for his fourth game. Seriously i bet every single one have you. Yeah actually yeah. Those are my only wins. All the cardinals. You see somebody better thousand dollars. On josh rosen to be the week one starter for the forty niners. So they're just hoping for injuries or it would win thirty three thousand. Why not gamble. Why not Can't they enough love. You love you. Gene good luck. God bless dad. God bless down.

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Kill the Imposter - 8.26

Bro Bro Bro Bets

36:19 min | 2 months ago

Kill the Imposter - 8.26

"Da number one sports betting show the mac v. incorporate offices i am very tones. Why canadian secession lied. Water wide just idle. I'm doing kind of good now outside. Scott ron let's go just being the guy right. It's all right mitt. Well i mean we need to white sox sox needed performance from road known coming back from coming back from injury here though i feel like one eight four six two two three three three one eight three three four six two two three three three goal byline. I'ma bruises backer dyke verse. Bruce eight three three or four six two two three three three tony before y. To carried away tomorrow. Couple of forty matches. You get inter-milan money lie mice one sixty right. Now against hellas verona loved. That i also like valencia money. Line against deportee. Bow at home minus one twenty valencia. Look good this year. Okay thank you. That was friday. Footy thank you friday. Footy gains we got going on right now. We both took the sox. Plus a half. I five with redoune. And we took the brewers plus a half i five against the reds. They are currently down one. Oh and not integrate situation. I going against sign agree. That's series of smacked me around a bit i. I was mad at burn steel last night so i thought i'd brewers plus a half at home usually i'd ride sonny gray now. We're in a bit of baseball last night. That i mean did you see how the padres scored their one run i. It's despicable spit. Qabail absolutely despicable and they win the game. Of course dodgers sixteen minutes waking up. I was waking up periodically in the middle of the night. Watch like in any pass back out the who's the the padres bullpen. Just been talk surely overwork. Yeah what's happening tony as any buddy. Who's good out of their pan is now having to start. Because they're managed a fucking idiot doesn't know how to but they needed sherzer. They needed sure a railroad station their starting rotation. They're starting pitchers last in the league as far as deft into a game that they go snell starting to go one eight loss. He's looking good. Yeah there was maybe too late though. A lot of pitching matchups last night. fucking schwarzer. Hit a bomb to tie it up. Four four in the ninth socks got guy on third one out for do go up all year. Just fucking sacked fly donate byles lap. The ball the noaa guys swinging for the downs. Trying to three run baugh and we fuck him. Give up six and the top ten. I got my eyes on. pj here. Because i got first round tickets on abe answer and jon rahm seven under sam berns though eight under thing. I my cash out here heard the. What's donny berger donny. Berger is minus four. He's t eighth right now. A nice little round. Have you checked on your boy. Harry hague's no. I saw him in mickelson playing together as one through thirteen steady eddie. That's not bad. Mickelson was fired up playing with them. Did you see michelangelo. sworn four. Good tactic two boys. Are shooting fucking scores out there today. What were you five and three lesson. Yeah that fucking if that bryce harper that to run bomb for a push for which was huge and the nats i agree pits while the other kid just pitched better was a good matchup and then yet the dodgers man that one fucking that would have been huge for like if if the dodgers hit your your four and one. I'm six two. Degree is three and two dodgers. And then the angels have a six to to lead on the oriels who've lost nine thousand nine straight or whatever and they come back and fucking blow that one you know everybody was pretty confident the angel gonna bounce back. I five day against the orioles. They they lost the first five. Like i don't know the orioles stink. But the guy pitching for the angels is fucking terror correct like you just just because the orioles lost nineteen th street doesn't automatically mean you know also at the end of the season. We'll get into september october just because the team has to win and it's planning a team that doesn't have to almost makes it worse doesn't does not mean twins. The twins went into fenway with nothing to lose. What do they care exactly two couple war some more information on preseason games That we got today to won't play on sunday and most artists will be rested for the dolphins. Hey we're ready they're ready. They're going against borough who will play. Some is going play much or do much so that game. I'm going to stay away from josh allen. We'll start for the bills on saturday. It was eight yesterday. I'm pretty sure it was up to nine and a half at some point. He's today after that news. It's currently nine and a half still as well so fucking jonathan india. Three-run bomb good. Night brewers diapers. Good night sweet prince. Why not stabbed fucking take sonny gray every fucking game all right. We will with the plus a half. Come on sometimes you lose with the buzzer. Titans are hosting the pears. I don't know we don't know if it was gonna play or not. But he's got culverts. Oh pretty sure he's not gonna play. Bears goldfields probably not there Starters on scope position so do with you. What you may with that Anything any other information on that that we've got not Roll me over there. We go what do you got top. Three talks okay. I met you got any other weeks zero stuff yet. No other than that. Yeah bruce answered funds nosy back. There right now. He's high on illinois. I don't see him. And i didn't know if he wanted to put his ass on mike road and tell people what a lot of people it seems. Really high on to Just take nebraska to fade the public. Pick your illinois nebraska. Here is he coming. Yeah i think he is coming. I am definitely taken nebraska took. I'm taking. I'm proud more now. They're plus or minus seven and a half. Year comes bruce their minds seven and a half so it depends on where we're looking at. Oh yeah you're always. You're on bruce. Bruce let's go. What's illinois scoop bruce. It's currently six and a half. Hey hey bruce it's going on you. Were super fucking confidence. Invite you on the mike to see if you wanted to let us know what. Yeah no i appreciate it. I mean a home dog-catching seven weeks zero. You just gotta be there bret bielema. It's gonna be strut around the sideline. Hopefully a nice and big prolly allies sweet navy blue orange orange Win rigor and then they have a six year quarterback which i love week week zero and then peter stinks. I think scott foster or scott. Frost is like five and eleven at the spread nebraska. They're not good in his last sixteen. Or so. And i'm not scared of adrian. Was you know ski well generic martinez tortillas. I'm not scared of him. That much. a baby brown. Thank you thank you brow. He's got the office jumping on it. To sixty four percent of that seventy eight percent of the money's illinois seventy i'd ono dude. What's making the camera back there. Paul i came into this one fucking thing. Naughty kill kill. Fake gump is dead is he. Better be bucket. Mid couldn't get a camera on you. kill it. no shocker. Jeez you can't get move this camera. You nick shoot in the same place now. I know i should have actually cut best one. And then just got out of the way rather blah blah that. That'll have a that'll happen. Well we're not gonna hold it against you now. We're talking about a week ago. Yeah yeah so all the money they bats currently on illinois their fresno's getting majority of the beds and money on hasn't played in a year. I'm going to stay away from that. One that lines too big. I was gonna say tony. I would lean towards yukon and i know they haven't played in a year but i feel like they'd be hungry at least keep it within. What is it four touchdowns twenty seven and a half still. Yeah i would like yukon. Gimme gimme points on now on you fucking plugging kahane's on you file a hawaii. Ucla ucla has fifty seven percent of tickets and money. Judas game the summer. I tied to the other day but confirmed it opened at nine and a half and now it set seventeen so i will be staying away as absurd and then you tap in new mexico. State the one game that. I have a ticket on youtube at minus eight. It's currently sitting. You tap tap wtop ten and a half there you go. That one has moved. Well i take him at ten. Would i take him a ten. I don't know i'm just happy. I gotta work out. You know what i'm saying. Yeah Let's get some calls. Jake from idaho soon. What you think about ben and the odds of winning. Mvp this year. thank you jake. Rothlisberger talking about big. Ben southbound big ben rothlisberger. What are the odds. The odds are betcha their way down there might put probably should put a bed in on this ben. Plus nine thousand this motherfucker i. I'm not even gonna talk about that. Talk about who is behind danny dimes darnold trevor lawrence garoppolo trae lance jalen hurts cam newton teddy bridgewater. Jesus christ the disrespect him. Being behind jalen hurts wild. I'm putting a bed and right fucking now did it. there you goddamn disrespect. It's probably not going to happen. Most likely not going to happen. I don't know if you saw seven slinging it freiburg's he looked good. Skyway for canola or fake dole camera crew. Fuck and pump fake pennies back. What what what is it. We say about football season the good thing about football season we'll fund. We will find out fund. A lot of people are confident in things they say on the internet. I mean you. Just can't i'm in the business of just not writing guys off. That have done it for so long. There's no need to like everyone wants wanted to do a for brady and the patriots sled. If it happens it happens. There's no need to fucking be premature about it. Last season in new england after that season the way that offense looked and and brady was looking. Everyone said he was dead. Never going to be good again. They want simple. Let's see here baseball three. We'll do the football i. We'll stick with that code. From indiana what he got madonna. Madonna dot com copy. The boys i almost like give some teas and peace pat piper silence for the whole kovin. Thank you. I very all right. Call to say lions plus five over is a lot this season boys and he resumed being. We're a little top heavy in the schedule. At the end of the season last games against green bay seattle. They're going to be are already be a playoff lock. So they're going to be sticking playing starters. Little rock that up arizona split chicago philadelphia. Cincinnati split with minnesota. That's six that I feel like the west will come down to the very last. there's no way to seattle. Seattle is resting started now. Whose schedule are we looking at. Detroit fucking lions Schedule san francisco. They're going to get a win their rob ably not green bay. Baltimore chicago now. You guys were viewing schedules today. What would the caller called in. And that's what they want us to say o'brien's total it's still five right. Yeah hammer over. That's pretty obvious. I san francisco. Green bay packers win off more. Win chicago win win win. Ten seven playoff win compelling case your son of a bitch dad game against philly is going to be basically battling for the number one pick. It seems all honesty though chicago. It depends on if dalton's still starting not vic fangio says the broncos offense will play a few series at lease okay saturday and they are against the rams and the rams are playing anybody. The rams played anybody the whole shit mcveigh does not give a flying fuck. Maybe chicago i don't think they might be chicago. Want maybe cincy rams no but the the packers and the seahawks at the end of the jamie sealers cleveland chicago. They're not gonna be twice. Say they split. I don't think they're splitting the minnesota denver. Arizona atlanta may be using. The eagles are going to be that were. I don't think they're going to be. I'm not seeing the eagles. I honestly worry about their defense. Horrendous line is good they do have their own line. Always gets fucking her. Yeah every single fucking year. They get hurt if they could say their offense can stay healthy lot overs. I think potentially in that team's future. I think jalen good season. I like jalen hurts. Jeff i got no problem with the guy. He works. workhorse. Guy works connor from mississippi. Sec football to me. Yeah i was going to talk about Mackerel illness quarterback Second year underlying kissing. They last year. They let sec in total offense close. Sixteen hundred on heisman. Thank you honor. The only reason like is because there was some great. Stats the heisman winner. The last who was putting them out. I want to say twenty five years Only twice under nine wins has won the heisman and it was lamar jackson and the whites up to run. Bomb could go sucks and it was the mark. And and i want to say tim tebow was maybe the other one. So the the problem with old mrs. Yeah they're gonna put up up a fucked points. I do sir tony. Although he was yeah. You're probably right. Tiba won the national championship. Now you're next year and they were almost before So you've got to be on a team that wins over. Nine games is all messed gonna do that. Probably not they. They're gonna put up a lot of points they're going to give up. A lot of points to is my my only thing fairplay. Fair-play could get hammered down. Shirts says fair-play sure that's a good idea fair-play chat is there any other ideas that we're forgetting out there fair-play comfortable pets comfortable bats. Good luck. god bless hammer down to probably do One with maybe. Pirates of the caribbean parlay pa. Yeah hammer down. pa ally. Just spitball spitballing here. Live on air. Just spit ball. May you guys shared more nari now but yeah i can think so. So maybe said is that good. I think we have an injury do having. Is that good shirt. Baseball shirts do well. So so this guy said to flex in tomb selection. Tim so just have a hammer down tombstone. One interesting with the tombstone with hammer down on tombstone. Tim soundbites here. Tim's hot and winters. We fucking casts. Janos drive to left. No he didn't zero say shirt to jackson's sports books are gimme. Ufc busse or. Give me death. See what does that mean. I don't know see what's that mean. That's gamble mary. Kay new shirts come for four football season dachshund. Text me shirt. I can't understand what we said. Hunt wears Dot cotton shirt on where we did have one suite. Two was couldn't didn't almost close. Tony owners. I don't mind good. Tony understanding undies. I don't want. I don't wanna be should you should have you like walking down the stairs. Like austin powers. Oh interesting another one. Get out south. Go to these boys can head roscoe what up i was going on first of all. It's doing to say. I was driving. So i did not hear the thank you at the end of the phone calls to wanna start off by saying thank you boys nike. Ross going rox go hammer down. I got more props for you today or yesterday and i got a i got three and then kind of pick them and it'll make sense in a second so i got alex would over five and a half christel over seven and a half shirts or over seven and a half and then depending on who you are how you feel i think the toss up you can either take tie on. You can take cap at over five and a half The yankees rhonda role and the as stink but also the yankees strike out a lot. So i think six strikeouts from either of them is Very easy it. Thank you roscoe. Roscoe day yesterday kit go on i if your kid or not. Go on rosco. Go on route scope for. I'm tired up ron. We'll do that. I think i made the decision. I correctly block in me miss. Yeah i made me miss fucking bet. One sunny grease deal and his is going to sit with me for a couple of days. We got more baseball today. Let's talk about it right now. Let's talk about right now We'll start with alex. Wood and the giants at fucking new york outside versus carlos carrasco. What are we talking about carlos. Gresko has not been good. Alex would last two eleven two-thirds for comeback cats come so you're taking the giants yet. Did you see what happened in the fifth inning of this game yesterday. Yeah no i saw you tweeting about foley shit. Giants were up one. Nothing right cueto's got to give up the second hit of the night to the pitcher taiwan walker no way. Then there's bases loaded. He walks a guy fucking pedal on those up to ten pitch bat. Absolute battle flocking. Cueto gets them to roll me over to third base steady eddie kris bryant throws the ball like ten feet wide to the base on a routine grounder. So it's one giants plus a half guy comes out of the pin. Pop me up first pitch. Thank you chris. Brian has been too good for us for me to tweet anything bad about him. I wasn't ordered this morning but just looking at the line right now. I don't i it being harassed it's just a fade. Met situation dude. They've been so bad in. The giants have been so good. Yeah look up. His last time out he did only give up three and five inch but other only three is not compared to what he was doing his best. Start in quite some time. Six you give yeah. It has yeah but if he gives up three in the first five tonight. I like our chances. Yeah other game. He said he talked about sale. Red sox rich it was first. Half three hundred. Half result was mice. One ninety five. I mean what are we absolutely not. I didn't take either. Where's my best friend tonight. Oh i know what happened. I know i didn't take them okay. sherzer i took dodgers modest one. Forty thank you darvish last time. A two-thirds five earned who can be trusted. More church has been awesome. Max itself dodgers one forty for us it in thailand or cap capra lean I hate. I hate the yankees. But i gotta take me to. I took the as plus a half modest one thirty four. I five tie on. We're talking about this morning. There was a period where he went where he gave up two or less and most of the say gave up one two zero one zero two zero one two three four five six seven game stretch where he was awesome last two games. He's given three earned runs each in five innings. So do i love ben against time here. No capra lean on the other side. His home splits one point. Four seven home yara gave one in his last outing were i'm role with the plus a half. Yeah i'm with you tony. And then okay. So no other games that he called in about. Let's get to zeki from jersey. Rupp going on guys last time gave you gave you guys the yankees Of course after that they decided to go on this eleven game win streak Not going to do that tonight. i liked the under eight. And a half there with kathy on kalayaan Tell you own you did mention less restart. Alaska starts through. Earned-run my apologies. Before that this guy was on fire i think. He went out there in three or four shutout sixth-inning performances and then one or two earned-run performance recording wind and six or seven straight. I got under nine at minus twenty five. I do have a personal plan. The yankee to homer. But i'm not going to suggest that i'm going to go with under nine twenty five. Which thanks zeke. I don't eat that sure. I don't think i'd take the over this now. Why i've never taken a big told guy. I know you're not less pension. Nfl season have to do it. Yeah sometimes those. Monday nighters stuff defined aside. Let's through the rest. Yeah arizona phillies. Zack allan eflin. I got the phillies modest. One fifty. two first-half moneyline not that. I love eflin in gallons. Actually won some games i early in the year. Yeah i guess this is a play on the phillies. Yeah that's a love and i'm with you tony. Afla been fucking bad gallon last time out eleven innings your yeah just gotta hope the phillies aiding backs on the radio station. Phillies here with your We've talked about boston. Saint-louis at pittsburgh miles niccolo versus midst calorie. You didn't do it i did. I took the cards fire. Battling buffs are going to make me fucking eat texas cleveland jordan. Lyles and sam hent guests taken anything. I was thinking about taking the rangers to be honest. And jesus fucking brutal. But now i'm not touching this one washington at miami corbin versus hernandez anything there. Nah i think i'm done with the nets. I was the end of it last night. I tried and in the last game tonight. Casey seattle keller versus kikuchi has been fucking dog shit owner. Yup that being said no. You can't do it. Three strikes a one more chance. Cocoon all right me for tonight. Phillies first half money. Line cardinals first. Half my line dodgers first-half money line and as plus a half first of all. I five phillies money. Line giants money. Line dodgers money line mariners. Money line as plus a half beautiful ball to just rocking south side right now heavy. Scope your fucking dude. I have a baseball team now dude pomp and they're good for you Roll through preseason after the preseason noon or preseason news trying to. I'm just going to point out games. Where i think stars going versus teams. That starters aren't going panthers. Starters steelers not Bills starters packers not tampa starters. Texans i don't know broncos starters rams not seattle. Starters chargers not jacksonville. Did they say starters are going to be no about them yet. No niners starters are going. Not sure about the raiders dolphins. No starters bengals boroughs go. We don't know how long though and then that's pretty much those games talk. What's wrong boss. Been riding lee on every game in league. Yeah they haven't yet nantes tomorrow. Not as decent home leon's minus one twenty money line saudi thinking. I don't think i can do it. They're just not the same team without memphis they really are. They really are not my friend. Okay that champions league draw today. Thank you very much reporting the dan group of death. You don't think man city. Psg's group of death. I mean just frontal relapse too but ac milan. Porto athletico and liverpool is not nice. Yeah but you. I mean if you're liverpool you should beat to talking swore as coming back home with athletico to. He was so good for us man. I know we should. We should have grabbed them instead of athletico. Should've even if it was just come off the bench. He would have came back to redo your Tomorrow picks so people were watching they. No oh Inter milan money. Line and in lalita valencia. Moneyline rather boost real quick. Buck beat alonzo or havi by a hit home. Run versus giants nothing. Good sherzer in darvish to each accord six plus strikeouts plus one seventy steinway. Nothing's and yes you'll see. Yes edson barboza to win by ko tko plus three four o'clock. It does three forty. May we put that in place addison. Let's go edson whatever. Who's he fighting. Fuck in giga cheek. It easy yeah dude stinks. Do going to get knocked out first round. Let's go johnny barak bosa plus three forty giza cheek daza. I mean the white sox just fucking smack in the ball to seems like whenever you face a decent lineup he stinks. I'm out on real. Does get against bad teams does oh. I did put in a bet on boxing for sunday. Obviously i don't know dick about boxing but i also know that we pretty much i pretty much. I personally think that we have no idea. What's going to happen in jake paul tire woodley and you could get tired. Pl- tyron woodley at plus one sixty four as a dog so just because it's plus one sixty four. I took it. Well tell you. It's probably going to be a loser there. I do have a play on the boys. Yeah you really can't hear jake ball three now three knockouts. I actually kind of think this one could go to decision. And plus one thousand. You can get jake paul by decision or points. I through that. And i'm also throwing money line just in case he knocks him out. He'll probably knock him out why he said he was gonna knock him out in the second round. I'm throwing that let's go. Hey can you can't argue plus one thousand. You can't go go. If it goes the distance jake. Paul will win. It's modest fifteen hundred ago distance. Sorry minus fifteen hundred to not go the distance so you think it's going to go distance and he just think it's gonna go distance plus six hundred to go the distance you might as well take that too. I really don't think distance right said though. I said it might go the distance and if it does jake paul will win also thrown a bed to cover my ass jake paul money line just in case he knocks out and then i'm probably going to sprinkle second round knockout. Ask they mitt. I took i also two things. Think that if you're gonna take woodley you might as well take him for the knockout for the extra plus thirty or whatever. Because i think jake paul this goes all the way. He knows how to edge out points for decision. Thanks built. close the book on. I did take tyron woodley to win in round one or two plus six fifty. Fuck it talk about someone's bomb. His mom was the one that started talking all. Oh shoot stick with my voiced. I'm betting this one. I still might go thinking about it. I won't but this one is actually like has actual judges in rules. And so i will help her's dr cleveland. Four and a half. It's not close gump downtown. Three dude i. I am so close to buy tickets. That's not true. Gumbi said he wanted to the other day. And you didn't know. I said i wanted to go. I didn't wanna make the drive back. Is what six am monday. More would be tough. Why did they move into sunday. Leave it on saturday. I would a went and heartbe guys. That work on monday. Been wanna go up against week. Zero true good point want to go up against nebraska what illinois why fade the public. Well good luck.

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Early Trades: Winners And Losers

Fantasy Focus Baseball

55:50 min | 3 months ago

Early Trades: Winners And Losers

"Welcome to fantasy focus baseball so beautiful monday morning. July twenty six twenty twenty one. He is tristan. Happy cochran kospi producers and researchers. And he he is the guardian of our show and merely the conductor or care about fannies focus baseball presented by linked in jobs trade deadline. Week tristan has already been a couple of trades and exciting. Ones that we've written about and we're expecting a lot more action the rest of this week. It's kind of odd. You don't often see trades like one week before you often see teams waiting until the last minute to make deals but You know like minnesota wait another week nelson cruz or pittsburgh another week. On adam frazier. Maybe they would have gotten more but good for these teams. Were acting early. I mean they should have acted a month ago. In in a way. I mean in a fantasy sense. Don't wait until your trade deadline do it a month before or weeks before you. You need the help for the rest of the season. I never understood that in fantasy like i have a league where the trade deadline where everything happens. I'm like oh. I want to do it a week before. Procrastination among the fantasy managerial crew Yeah we we do advise that often. We've already done it on this show. Several times deals in early It cruise is a big name that far in advance of that deadline. The only thing. I can theorize just with the deadline being a true deadline this year in a full season. This is the second time that's happened with two thousand nineteen. Were they instituted. That's probably what it's about we're going to see. I think we're gonna see bigger names. And i think we're gonna see at least three of them between now and friday w i i hope so I wanna see you know. We know the names on the cubs are trying to move a lot of their players. A lot of teams need starting pitching. Max scherzer would be a big key. Here you know so. That would be interesting but Nelson cruz i mean. Is there going to be hitter as good as nelson cruz traded. I doubt it. I mean is a guy who has the most baseb- over the last eight years and his top three over the last three. He's he's not showing signs of decline. And you put them in tampa bay's lineup and it makes everybody around him better. It makes me like austin meadows more in g. man choi and maybe not wonder francke who goes from like second or third in the line up to like six or seven but it stabilizes their new lineup and you know nelson cruz isn't going to slump. He's just really really good. But i don't think this is makes him more valuable and fantasy do you. Maybe a little bit because of the pieces around him knocking. More run-scoring morons. I don't i don't think it does. I don't think it matters whether it does or not. I think his value is still going to be excellent as it was previously. The the little known. I tweeted about that. That will bring it up. He actually gains in the process schedule. Schedule-wise five non interleague games The rays of already gotten a lot others out of the way and nationally parts where they lose the he has an ability here to play very high volume of games for a team that loves to mix and match. And i don't think he's the kind of player that you sit to mix and match so i think he plays just about as much the only real negative is that. It's a huge ballpark downgrade. Going from minnesota the tampa bay. But i'm not sure it matters with him. You mentioned it a guy who's not really showing declined. He's a forty one year old who's career curve. Looks like a thirty one year old. Which means tiny tiny little bits of downturn but not enough that you really be actionable. you know. it's it's not a bad spot for him. To be in front of you mentioned bronco could lose value. Going to six hidden behind those guys with high on base percentage is. Maybe it's not as bad as we think. It just means a fewer as i agree with that and i would have liked to have that information before i filed my story on nelson cruz. That the rays of already played all their d. h. road games Or their interleague road games. But that's gordon over to. I believe this. Well that's a big deal Adam frazier again. His value doesn't change very much. You can make a case better lineup. More runs scored. He's going to lead off. I soon for san diego play. Second base and outfield. I think this is bad. News if you invested in our hosmer but if you're investing in our costumer bad news all season long anyway But i think adam fraser's and underrated player more viable. Well i mean. The base sits are valuable anywhere. Batting average is important but it really only category guy in rotor leagues not obey steeler not a power more valuable points leagues. You know. Adam frazier took a while for people to even adam frazier this season fantasy. I remember looking back in. May he was available and half a leagues. Yeah i'm not sure. I'm totally aligned with your valuation of fraser here. But i don't think it's a it's a bad move for him. The problem is they've now dropped them into a san diego lineup. Where they're perfect position to do the mixing and matching that the dodgers and the rays. And the as do and that's going to. It's going to cost somebody plankton. I'm with you. i think it's eric hosmer a against lefties i think it's probably will meyers against righties. But guys like j cronin worth are gonna lose a game here there. Adam frazier himself is going to lose again here there. Trent grisham is here there. And you could go up and down the line. But i think the other ones don't really get affected or fernando. Totti's manny machado. I don't think they're going to sit really in this scenario and i'm not so sure. Frazier is the everyday leadoff man. He might be but he's really no better at this than either tommy against lefties or trunk. Rishon against righty. So i'm curious to see that first lineup like the first line if they throw his he's gotta be the easy he's he's not superior to them. They're leaving the major leagues hits and he might wanna batting title and he. He's he has no problem against left handed pitching like i don't know why they wouldn't just leave them alone. I i see your point eight like this isn't a guy you bet six either so to me. His values pretty steady on basis. Fight against lefties. Enwright why were they not lead them off. If that before this year he has not been good against lefties. He should not be leading. Offer them against lefties. They should be playing tommy against lefties and leader off. There's really mean no doubt in my mind that that's what they should do. The huge grades you think. There's a risk here of frazier losing playing time but not cruise. I think that there's an issue where somebody on the padres who matters is gonna lose it in might be spread across several players including frazier including cronin worth. I think the the the right way to play this as frazier leads against righties. He probably that's seven three if he plays against lefties. And you have to downgrade each guy like a buck in value or ten to fifteen rankings. But it probably doesn't make much of a difference. But i don't like it that i just don't i. Don't think the slammed up. Let's talk about the teams left behind here. Minnesota trades cruiser. Line books a whole lot. Different brett rooker. I soon be their d. h. Now and pittsburgh gets back to capri preto marcano. Who's a lot like frazier a powerless guy. Not a good percentage efficient base base-stealer but should hit for average. I don't know he'll get that chance this year. We might go right to the minor leagues. But is there anything here for these two bad teams now. Minnesota was supposed to be a good team. I think they were my world series. Big don't listen to eric. A delight brennan rooker marcano guy. You're gonna add and only any interest there. Yeah and i think we're talking only leagues with roker and marcano and i like this has been here. That marquan was a great opportunity. The pirates really could throw him in there. He's already had major league. Experience wasn't great with the padres when he got it but he should play pretty often and does have similar. Production to frazier. I don't think he's going to get the hit rate. There's no way he's going to match that rooker. Three two outcomes guy but you know there's value in that and he batted. I was sitting yesterday about actually the best as he added. Yeah it's a great opportunity for he's gonna kill your batting average body. The on-base percentage leaks kinda interesting. You know so. I wrote about the hitters over the weekend and you wrote about the pitcher being traded richhill. Who goes from tampa bay minnesota and very strange move. I assumed when i first thought hard the trade that was about salary because they are picking up crews they needed to dump off hill. That's not the case then. I assume this means shane. Baz is getting promoted into his rotation spot Which i think would have been the lead of my story. I don't like hill as much with the meth. Because it's not the race. I think the rains will handle improperly. But the mets and the first start you know like sixty five pitches so they handled in the same way. They did not let them go through the lineup of third time. But it still. It's chill i. I'm not interested in a mixed league. Are you not really no. And i ranked accordingly that. I don't think he matters for us on. Espn standard. i think he's rostered in the appropriate number and types of leagues already so nothing changes. there is more upside. It's kind of like if you if you feel the gas tank only a little bit. You want to churn through it really quick by driving fast or do you wanna pace it out like the rays do. I don't know what the mets are going to do. As you said the mets played it like the raise did there will probably be great marlins matchups. He faces any of the other divisional match ups when they had some of their better players out. Rachel could be a good match ups option but beyond that. I'm not excited. I think value is he spins his wheels honestly do i have never thought about burning gasoline in a car. I wanted to quicker or not. I've never thought about that. That was my first reaction to what you said. I was blacked out after that. I didn't hear the rest of people driving the engines. They have down here. And i could hear them a mile away. I don't get it. I mean i i. I'm stunned by that kyle. Did you already said like me. Wherever loaded up you have a full tank of gas. And you're thinking oh dr ninety miles. An hour fifty five to save on the guests. Have you ever thought of that before. I heard it. I'm i it went completely over my head and so many references make whether it's movie cultural whatever go way over my head and i never get this one. I felt good about not understanding. I wanna go. I don't think. I think we should combine the last two shows here. If abe lincoln was driving ninety miles per hour on a take you gas happen. And then he goes to the theater. Abe lincoln now like driving one of those little go cart things i will be with you on thursday to talk about the trades by the way tampa has not caught up. Shane baz but i think shame. Shame baz versus richaud. Rest of the season would rather. I'm taking baths. There's no upside with hill five innings. Every start if he gets a three runs. I this is. This is your. He hasn't proven he stinks yet. And that's probably why there's just there's not a lot there you know. The problem says he's not here. He's he's out the games he's at the olympic games so he's not going to be available for a minimum of ten days. That's the that's really the only problems i have with adding i have no problem. You're gonna be greater devante. Never be on your espn team. That's the issue like everywhere else. You should have him roster well everywhere else. Okay anyway. I just i don't. I'm not confident. Richhill keeps that year ray where it is Let's talk about some other stuff. Not all of its funny. Injuries in the casinos did go on. The injured list retroactive to a week ago. But i'm not hearing. He's going to be back within Right after ten days And that's bad news. Everybody added aristidas aquino except me. I have no interest in him. We talked about that the last show but casio aniston could be a little bit longer than we thought. And then mookie. Betts goes on the list misses a week. Miss basically all last week and your head to head leagues and then he goes on the angeles sunday night. And you know. I thought an tip inflammation again. This you know the dodgers. They could take a month illness if they want. I thought i was having a terrible year. He's actually not having a terrible fantas year at all he's the number twelve outfielder and points leagues and number twenty second outfielder on the player writer. So he's still having a good year. He's not having a oh. I drafted him in the top five. And i'm happy about type of year but i think it's fair to ask here final six weeks eight weeks. Are you optimistic or is going to be more of the same and is this a first round pick next year. I don't know if he is anymore. All good questions. I begin with the rant that gee thanks dodgers with the transactions because he usually delivers me fifty five or so fantasy points in my points lake and of course i'm seventy two. I with having started bets this past week and fantasy managers have this happen. It's just an aggravation we deal with. I i wanna lean towards that. Once he gets back. It's okay might border. A little into more of the same. Is the number one pick for a first round pick for next season. He's probably going to be borderline for me. I i still think the skill set can play at the level. It has over the past two to three years. If you take the three year average. That's gonna put them in the first round. But i don't think he's that candidate for the number one overall pick remember. That's where i had him at the beginning of the off season. It was a misread. I still think he's an excellent player with great skills but he's just not a candidate for that. Oh i don't think it's. I don't think we misread that. We must read a lot of stuff back in february and march. Somebody tweeted us about shohei ohtani. Yeah we missed on that. But mookie betts. I don't think i did miss on that. But we gonna hit fifty home runs dude. We missed on that now. We didn't miss on that. That was unfair characterization. Of what we described about him. He's a game specific player and everybody blew it on the deeper game. Specifics everybody we should have rank. Shohei ohtani atop twenty and we didn't that's blowing it now. I mean what he did that nobody did that but then everybody is wrong. Correct that's look. This is one of the great things about baseball's we all with on that but otani we discussed in the show that he had a very specific value in our game that you can maximize that was where to get. I think even if you didn't use him as a pitcher shohei ohtani as a top ten fantasy option to says okay. What did i miss on network. Will i do that again. Unless don't think there's anybody like him like brennan mccain doing this is just a mess and protest amidst but it's a missed by everybody and i don't think there's any shame for anybody who had that nece all right so i don't think there's any shame missing on bets here We both had him as a number one guy. And you know. I think you could save like want soto better hitter. But not a base dealer might trout not obey steeler like a kunia a lot of people out of the number one but he got her to admit that we didn't put for an under tessies number one. I do think we've majorly whiffed on that. I'll take that i live. We them like three or four and we right but for me to put ahead of t-totes was a with. I used okay. I understand that we underrated to t- staying healthy running this much of the power. But what do you think you got. Roman mookie betts. I don't think we got anything wrong. You just had a hip injury. That happened no. I think i was wrong on being conservative on my front not mark. That's all because of his injury history. I recognize he's amazing that that's all because he is amazing. All right Moving on hit movies dodger teammate. Who we just we mentioned on previous shows. The right handed starting pitcher making forty million a year. It's trevor bauer. I now think he is not pitching again the rest of the season. I do not think the dodgers there's a story in the l. a. times today that the dodgers do not dodger teammates. Don't wanna back and now we can wonder whether it's careers in jeopardy as well if you're in an espn standard league. Tristen with three bench spots. Are you cutting this pitcher to pick up. Patrick sandoval who's available in sixty five percents leagues. That's as an example. Okay it could be anybody. It could be retrieved. Could be shane bass. But are you cutting this guy now. Because i don't know if this is going to be settled next couple of weeks. I don't think he's coming back. What are you doing and i would have. And we've mentioned before already moved on. And i don't think it really matters who the ad is. You're going to be in a situation where because you had them rostered in carrying your pitching staff. You need to fill those spots and get those pitching games done. You mentioned santa. All a good example of that you've got to exploit those individual metrics at the bare minimum. A really don't know how this plays out. I don't know i'm with you. That i i could very well see it last the rest of the year and look i'm not going to get into the details of the case. Or what he did or didn't do from bay fantasy baseball standpoint. You can listen to basra show to talk about the rest of the stuff and buster. Show awesome but on a fantasy aspect. I now gone spot. And patrick sandoval just about. There are no hitter over the weekend. I just bring him up because he was the first guy in my mind. How big as a huge strikeout rate in the past six weeks and he doesn't win ever because the team stinks but his numbers are so to me. That is the move today. Adding patrick sandovol on cutting daughter pitcher. And i hate to you know i've got shares. I think the other thing and this goes back a little to the otani point. Admit i'm not trying to be critical of of feedback and then like please share it that but in our game there's a specific style of play and the first thing that came to my mind this morning. I've got a league. Where on my my injured list. Sir jacob degrom clayton kershaw trevor. Rogers nicole on us jazz. I mean seriously. I've got eight guys on the injured list. Three injured spots and three bench spots. You need active players at some point. It comes to that and that's the situation here last question about bauer. If you're in a league where the top team has distance and there is a month month and a half left to the regular season. Would it not be worth to offer a trade for thirty cents on the dollar to a team. That can wait like that and maybe do better than what you can do on. The wire i don't want to do is drop them. Have the team ahead of you. In the standings give temple numbers. I doubt there's going to be september numbers. So if you want to trade him to another team that's rebuilding even at the top given if the teams in first place ahead to had lead by fifteen games. They're gonna make the playoffs no matter what you pick them up for a fifth starter six starter like is that much better than what you would get on the wire. I don't know if it would be. I don't know. I think it's a league dependent. But every every roster spot has a distinct value to it and we as as a fantasy baseball playing community often do not understand that we do not understand the value of a bench spot relatively the other different kinds of league types. And if you're right you're right. Maybe maybe you can move them to somebody else for something better to do before the putting him. I don't see our game the ability for you to keep them around for that long. Based on the structure of our teams. I agree with that. Let's talk more positive now. Him and his back for the chicago white sox. He can debut for the season today. So you're Gets a little bit lesser there That's pretty cool. And the white sox already said that him and andrew volunteer basically split time in left field and designated hitter. This is a cleanup hitter. is the guy. We ranked like a third round of drafts. This season man. This is a monster. An emerging slugging monster. It's not a knee. it's not an elbow. He should be fully healed. I'm not worried about power potential if we originally ranked away jimenez number thirty or whatever he was. Why wouldn't we expect monster production in these final. Two months we should we should. It could be that he needs a little time on timing in the first couple of weeks. that's another thing like. Do we quibble over that. Probably not i mean seven ninety. Three opiates to iran's twelve rehab games wasn't quite as well and aaa. They have an amazing schedule. This week and i wrote star immediately. They're going to capitalize on both sides of the ball. Pitching and hitting. I think he could get off to a hot start. Grab that number four spot. We might have an amazing final two months from illinois i. It's always amazing. When tristan sings it singing time combo meals. Hey it's a combo meal combo come d- d did. It's a combo meal homeroom still. I danced to on that one. How could you love it. Everybody's a dancing fool. All right These players are making moves last week and making moves brought to you by lincoln jobs. Build your winning team today. Go to lengthen dot com slash sports on thursday victor race at a combo meal silence. Okay on sunday. Shohei ohtani devon moreau and fire. oh estrada tiro. I remember so four combo meal since our last show. And i think it's safe to say that on three of those occasions. Those guys are not even one percent roster. Spn leaks raised by the way. He was a steel sleeper. The early part of the in it just didn't pan out is just not that special with the bat. So yeah you're right. I mean it's otani and some other guests but good for them. A combo meal was important for them. Indeed yep Moving on now time to sing about the closers tristen do due to good due do to. It's the closer carousel it. Sure is and that's brought to you by kenley jansen this week that was not fun for him against the giants last week against colorado he did. He saved saturday's game. I think yes against the right. I mean it's gonna take a ton to get him out of closer raw. They went with. Joe kelly on sunday. Which is ridiculous. I mean a team that deep joe kelley and he saved it a hurt his hamstring's probably going in and journalists today. But i ask you again like this. This team could train for camera. Wouldn't they consider trading. For or richard rodriguez or you know ian kennedy. I don't know. I mean kenley. Jansen just had a bad week. But edward has had a bad week to week before that and now he's solidified as the closer kenley jansen. Are you feeling comfortable. That he's there closer for the final nine weeks. I am yeah defendable. Little bit in that one of those blown saves really. You shouldn't have happened. There was a boneheaded throw in one of those games and then it melted down after that. And i'd say many times pitchers are responsible. What happens after a mistake in the field. I just think the dodgers are committed to him. I think they are the only time that they weren't was last year. During the post season. I think they are the stage. Mike question would be if he got hurt was sidelined forbid are they raise the raise where they go with a mix and match bullpen. I don't think that's that's not where they're diving into the trade market. I don't think it's a closer capable or labor. So i just got an alert that my head to head matchup did not end the way that i thought did last night when i checked i hate this man. I hate to like orange. I don't even know if it's a scoring change. The white sox game ended on like all. I want easily and now i'm looking right now and i didn't. I'm like there. Were no games played this morning. This isn't the olympics over there. I like my goodness there was scoring. We have all been there. I'm looking at my standings. Somebody added a run. Synthetic lock last night. Somebody added a run scored. They could've been escorting changed with a hit during this during the game for. All you know doesn't change the run. It's a row head to head. Yeah oh that's interesting. Yeah how would that have. I don't know that's what i'm telling you. I don't know i'm not happy. Okay what happens. It seems synthetic rise night to change this art back to closers here. Scott has a question he must have tweeted this end. Do you think he tempering can keep this job the rest of the way i read recently. That lucas seems is on his rehab assignment. That's interesting and amir. Garrett is not easy there if he's heard he's not hurt bad so he's fine. He'll be back but then isn't a mere garrett on the injured list the paternity or maternity. Well in in five years. We'll see how he feels but the point is when they start talking back okay that that's when things change someday you figure out that you know like other cute when they're babies and then he starts talking and throwing stuff out you are. Maybe you guys. i don't know anyway. The point here is he's embry. Are you comfortable with interest. Get on these rants. sometimes. And i don't know why i love it i love it. I'm comfortable enough that i think gets embassies. Job fastball velocity. That's a big plus for him. He's all fastball. Slider wonder i haven't looked at the platoon numbers. I wonder what they are. And he's an extreme fly baller with a little bit of questionable commander. There could be the blow up. Couple of outings like janssen any loses the job for now. I'm okay argue kind of okay with them. If you need every last. Say i mean i. I can't keep talking about this. If he keeps keeping the job but yes he's he's they're closer. It's pretty obvious he's not even sharing. He's kinda okay. There's risk but i'm kind of he's. He's the fifteenth to twentieth closer. Don't you think for fantasy fifteen or twenty. I think a week ago we ranked them thirty. Probably but yes you're right. He's probably in the fifteen to twenty range. And i think you could make the case for trading richer. Rodriguez for temporary right now before. Riga's is the eighth inning guy for the yankees or the dodgers where i don't know where he's getting great close but like a week ago i was. I was comparing. He'd henry to greg holland. Well they both get twelve saves rest of the year or more. It might be pretty by the way you want. Rodrigue radiated to atlanta. I don't think that's so easily philly or philly philly. Yes but like real smith is not getting pushed out of that roseau easily and they love ranger suarez in philadelphia. He shouldn't be closing but they them. I never rumors. They'll take kimbro. I would like to know what philadelphia assets there are two trade. There aren't any of the models. Always taking mickey mony ac. I honestly the phillies are like we're going for it. You're not even a five hundred team but you're going for. What are you trading. That anybody else wants i i would. I can't wait to see who is schilling. Lakewood right now jaylen ortiz. Any other closer situations us discuss. I'm looking around the league. And i don't see anything right that jumps out to me so let's not waste time and you're the only thing that keeps striking me as how much the cleveland great duo bounces back and forth. That's the they're still both very good pitchers but one of them at this point would have locked down that job and ben who who is the number one guardian of the ninth inning for cleveland. I liked the name. I do too. I hate the logo. But i like the name. I think the logos fine. It's baseball team not upgrade. Its amateurish. what do you want a picture. Nap lingerie kicking. something. I mean like this is so i got a graphic design background i remember designing logos and it just it it just. I'm not feeling it. I'm feeling that in five years when this show dies. You're doing graphic design. And i'm your. Cpa all right. Let's took less than five years. We got left. Oh okay moving on now the schedule. Espn espn has got a good one. Today thomas hatch and nicoletta tune in for that at seven. Pm eastern to watch as. I'm never gonna like him. You know what. Maybe you're liangel but this is my bias and i'm just not picking them up and you know what i if i keep avoiding every player. Who does something wrong off the field. He's not gonna be anybody left to do that as well shouldn't get too far into other venue and profeta forecast says he's the league average pitcher currently grays league average. That's it is aaron. Nola nola is you realize that nola entered yesterday start number twenty eight among twenty nine pitchers in baseball qualify for the era title in era. He was twenty eight to twenty nine and we also rank them. I actually moved down to like number twenty among starting pitch you teen percent above league average but to to action almost two and a half percentage points below zack wheeler on rotation. May he might be. It might be one of the most ray pitchers and fantasy which we never discuss. Yeah actually he might be. It's outing yesterday. Great outing against atlanta on sunday. They needed it because they have no bullpen at all. But i mean he if you look at his. Era like that's important. He's he's able to put together. The the starts he had yesterday. Needs to kind of buckle down because your team is not making the playoffs. Otherwise i i mean. I don't know how the mets blow this lead. And now they have richhill man acne blow lead we richhill and who are the other two guys fill in the open rotation spots it really kinda ties to how kid mcgill is good the so far. So are you worried about taiwan walker. Do we have to start worrying about taiwan walker. love it. yeah i mean. We talked a lot about the regression candidates and he was one who is going to regress to the mean. It's not a. It's not damning of him to say that but he wasn't as good as the numbers he put forth. You can't curse on this show tristan. i don't know what you're thinking. He luiz garcia against a guy who is literally never heard off. So darren mccaw ghent. I guess is there on colliers. Yup your seattle tonight. And i should know who that is. But i don't so tristen you've got the floor. Tell me everything you know about mr mugabe. he is a right handed pitcher who pitch decently and relief as a follower at some point last week and from there all go to his phipps look like they were in the fiber into the might or so. Doesn't get a great forecaster and not for this. I looked him up. You know you always want to be a leader rather than a follower tristen but the point here is meghan against houston in consistent minor league numbers they look consistently on average to me. Actually yeah i'd agree. Espn plus dallas geico and mike minor. Ooh to left these one of them strikes people out I don't want to either one of them. I'd rather have miley really you all in love kyko for to start play this week. I would rather have wade miley. Who every starts a good one and he goes deep into the these. The left the atom. Right every wade marley outing seems to me is like seven innings. Started more espn leaks. That's probably your head cold. Nobody wants wade links at me but the but you know it doesn't. He was available about about thirty percent of espn leagues. When i last checked. I'm curious to see which one's more available. Because i'm with you. I like my late for this to start. Wait watch miley. you're up six tonight. Because i said all that on tuesday. I hope he doesn't. Because i've got a most places are yeah the guy out on james comp- ralian if you're listening to this show guy who owns the pirates in our league. Please trade ralian because nobody else in the league will reply to my emails. That's true trista. Nobody's replying my emails. I'm not happy about it. Oh austin ghabra. I know you like him. He's at the angels on tuesday. Please tell us why. Do you like austin dahmer. No i don't often converse on the road this week. So that's interesting probably on the road this week the rockies rotation it's driving me up the wall because of the antonio sends to tell a situation in over the weekend their own website showed that sensitivity was pitching monday today as we take this and her merck was pitching tomorrow. So we'll see number. I'm just not a believer. Just think he misses enough bats. Do you use them for to start week. If he gets the angels and padres on the road. I don't like those matchups. No i don't use them not this week with her and by the way we don't tape this show tristen we recorded live but nobody you mean kyle listens to it live. That's how i view it. So why tape live recording and then when the show ends and the buses force kyle does whatever he wants. I've gone from a bunch of guys. Basements it's bogus baseball. I feel like this show is off the battle. The andersons brenton tyler soft tossing lefties. Tyler interest is not that bad and especially. It's gonna look good in yankee uniform later this week. Every put in a yankee uniform. Why would pittsburgh hold onto tyler anderson. Same fraser guy. Having a decent year trade him while his hot contract doesn't matter tyler anderson. Get him now because he ends up in the yankees and he does his kris medlen routine for the final two months. You can't do that. Recipes interest in tyler anderson or cal. Cointreau starts on tuesday against saint louis. I like quantrill. I am such a sucker for cal quantrill and what. Cleveland does with good young pitcher and he's pitch pretty well lately if you say so. Espn or wednesday has all your nestor. Cortez you'll love him and you can see him on. Espn on wednesday. Push that rotation spot. Back into the miami series. Why it's an important game against tampa the yankees are driving crazy. Yes now the teams that drive. You're crazy the ones that are supposed to be good and aren't like minnesota at this point arche twins fans. You know it's not happening. Give up okay like our softball game yesterday. We're downtown it ain't happening okay. Great comeback on saturday and then they deserve served sunday. Johnny lasagna comes in and like it's just a goes off his head to hideous. Outings remember watching him. Yesterday it was two months ago or so hideous outings. When he doesn't have it. I don't understand how he gets into the game. Boo digging out. Yeah well he probably left them in a little too. Long once he the third batter but You know why criticized the manager. Ooh dodgers giants walker. Bueller and anthony disco find. That should be fun. Another giant dodgers giant series. Always great there and then thursday day action starts at noon. So get your lineups early there. That's if the look at the shedule and now it's time for a look. Kyle form man. I talk to you guys live. If people are listening delayed live you know after the buttons are pushed. you know. that's that's all. I know i'm just saying they don't get a look at cayo. They give it here from kyle situation here. I over the very nice new haircut which is entire head creeps. Miles gonna push all the mountains now is ask questions. He probably trivia. And i have one haircut in eighteen months either trivial today since two thousand eighteen. A blind resume situation here. I want you guys to tell me who the players are. Or i can give you one in. You can give me the other player. A since two thousand eighteen hundred fifteen homers plus steals three twenty five dp eighty eight point four average exit velocity player be essentially the same thing hundred. Twenty one homers plus deals three twenty seven. Vp eighty seven seven average exit velocity. We'll get to that. After these hashbrowns taylor was of. You'll be weighing health heavier next year. When it comes to starting pitchers could guys like woodrow wheeler or burns and other top tier. That's a tough one to answer. How are we going away. Health for starting pitchers next year. Obviously a lot depends on the final two months here but i mean durability matters it matters very much i think. Those brewers pitchers zack wheeler are already deserving of top. Ten top tier. I don't know what's the top tier now. The grime by himself. Graham with coal b-brian in anymore. The dodger pitchers out. So what's that. I would just close. We're just gotta be close right now. Here's what would be. What thirty eight or is already thirty eight like next year. It's cruise every rag nelson cruz in my in. My in my twenty override. I've got him like number forty part of. That's probably just the no steals though like you need a couple of steals these days. That's that's the only thing really working against nelson cruz. I mean i. Don't i think my top tier right now is just a grandma and coal and so anyway. Dance the question. Yes health is going to matter a great deal but an innings this season but more than normal. I don't know if it's more than normal. I would say this definitively less next year than this because we're coming off a sixty game season coming into this year and that would have had some concerns with pitchers ramping up to larger workloads this year. But now they're having larger ones and then going into next year which is the second consecutive full year so they should be fine. I don't know that it's yeah. I mean maybe it's not the air quotes fine but it's got to be better than it was coming into this season. I would think so. I'm durability matters a great deal so that should be reflected starting. Actually you know what it is. The guys who gave us the largest number of innings at the end of probably get a plus a big plus in the rankings. Well some people could argue the exact opposite that their arms are going to give out next year. Exact really it was two hundred thirty innings this year and he never thrown in his career. I mean yeah kind of chasing your tail. If you're trying to do that then aren't you. And then yeah. The injured best. There's no right answer. That's the whole point. No you're not upgrading. The injured guys but like it gives you more appreciation for kyle. Hendricks who thirty two starts every season right. I like that. I'm i'll give you the question. Brenna since this question. The brewers are now going to piggyback situation and i actually do think he is included in that if brandon would finish this year at one eighty five one ninety innings really concerned about the next year. No i'm not. I'm not gonna say i wouldn't be worried about that. The freddie peralta thing where they pull them after four amazing innings and fifty five pitchers or whatever. I mean the astros start doing that where we gross young screamed like. I understand what you're doing. But you're just picking a random number to stop freddie peralta that i'm not saying i want the fifth inning just because i want to win and fantasy i just don't understand where you're picking out. Numbers from one hundred pitches is just one hundred is the number everybody thinks of but very or no. It might be one fifteen and for which ought be seventy. Why is one hundred. The the number that where manager comes out and takes you get this. It's not the same with every pitcher just like every kid is different to me right off the thing. Like i don't get what. Adrian hauser who relieved him for like two innings or one inning. It's like i get what you're doing. But i love to know the process of it. I know there's a chance that that he's this year. Strasbourg that that plan. That i'm talking about where we don't see him in the postseason The freddie peralta thing is he hasn't ever thrown one hundred forty six. I think that's all it is. By the way you mentioned strasbourg. I bet he's thrown his last pictures while you're keep if you're keeping an injury list bottom strep stephen strasburg i would. I would move it. Always lowest washington is selling this week. They have to be. And i doubt they're pushing strasbourg back. So the first two years of that mega-contract are not my goodness. Don't make that mistake and fantasy. This guy me a title advantis emerson into a big contract five year contract fantasy. Don't do that. don't be the nationals friend. Don't i understand brendan's been hurt this year too but boy frostburg is a mess right now. Are you next year. Let's say doesn't pitch this year. We're talking. I can't even put in the top fifty. Then you give him even one hundred twenty five innings next year. I don't think you can know that y- he's gonna he's gonna probably give you a hundred and forty one hundred fifty innings. We're going to give you like ten. It's not going to be an in-between situation. I don't know what to do with his your have to rank from somewhere in between rank them thinking he gives you the one sixty. Yeah we're going to rank them like a hundred and five innings that are moderately good runner rank unlike the nelson lament in the fifties where. You can't possibly be right but it's justifiable. I'm either action right. And you're not gonna get him and your league which is fine lament. They're still screwing around with the mets innings. Right now he's gonna. He's gonna be there ryan. You know robber starts. He's going to be there weather's he's the new right. What is the other. He's fine weather right even going to start he was. What weather's wasn't april. You can't even you can't even russell amid anymore now. I meant i lament Actually i was gonna say peralta. The weather's across. Would you rather have freddie peralta. Shane mcclanahan the rest of the year. Of definitely peralta. I don't. I don't think what clan has the same little skill wise and strikeout wise. Yeah that why. Why's he may be so peralta. Or luis garcia until houston starts messing garcia. I will stick with garcia. He never gives up more than two run out of how many innings garcia have current yet. But like like they haven't done it yet and next week is august. So i'm assuming at this point. Garcias de messing around with brennan. Actually he's got ten fewer than peralta. Yes see. I don't think our c. was starting in april all right that wasted a lot of time next up a good conversation husker notes that anthony rizzo can't hit righties and really hasn't hit anybody since may is on the chopping block of roster space is limited in an espn game problem with dumping resort. Today is he ends. Operated ended up on the dodgers on thursday or friday. I don't think that's a good destination from you really. I think he just needs. I think he's cassiano needs to get out of there. I'm not saying he would have a monster. Final two months like castano suit two years ago but to me anthony rizzo. His numbers are depressed. Right now because of the team around i kind of view it that way. Nobody there is like they know they're selling. It's just an odd situation. I don't think he's done is as capable fantasy provider. Thirty one years old. I just see him all of a sudden rebounding in the final two months if they can trade him away. That's all if you know like boston. Housing first baseman. If anthony rizzo's in the red sox by friday nitrous than me. He's not going to have a great final two months batting cleanup for that team. He's gonna go nuts. Think about him. Second about leadoff. They can do whatever they want. I think of anthony stays put might drop them. I think if it gets traded at them. Yeah that's the thing you can you. Can you buy five day and really. It's four days if you look at it just rating lock. Wait another way. He's not killing us. Not hurting you in fantasies. Not having them right now. I pay barely pay attention to nineteenth first baseman tells you a lot about sounds a little bit harsh. But that's including guys that are guys who are multi. Eligible is like maximum types. Like that but like seaney like so. I don't like josh bells. A fantasy option ras not even doing with josh bells doing exactly. Yeah so we're like. We already long christian walker. I'm trying to think like first. Base is not nearly as deep as people realize. I do like red sox. Red sox and yankees yankees might be thrown in the towel. I suppose but if he goes to either place them josh bell and resort twenty four and twenty five on the espn player. Raider behind eric. Hosmer is nineteen and behidn carlos santana. And hey suzy. That's how bad rizzo belbin this year. My goodness he's been. And i don't think he's with the i don't think he's custody on us if it gets traded. I don't. I don't think that's the feeling i don't think he does that but i just think he's reborn a little bit right. Yeah i could see it. Spencer wants faith you evan. Alex wood to keep this up the rest of the way. there's magic going on there and san fran. i'm not. I am not going to sell on this. i should. I was selling on this in six weeks ago. But i'm not selling because every outing alex would now he's a little richhill like it's rarely goes six innings but he strikes people up. He doesn't give up runs i. He's got the home park where i walk His ear as a little bit better but not a ton k rates much better at home this season is a reverse split guy and those are tough like he'd better against righties lefties. I am not selling on alex. What keeping this up. Not or diesel finding or gausmann or anybody or th rogers in the bullpen. Whatever game copper is doing and he couldn't come close to that in philadelphia. It's working matching now rooting for him. I am alex would only worries me because of how often he's been on the injured list in his career but they have to your point not throwing six innings kind of is working months into the season and alex wood and richhill are healthy. I'm going stop predicting health problems for them. Now what do we do. When do we say it's not ever but it's not an aggressive prediction of it's a recognition of the history. They had and that if he gets up to the range of one hundred and seventy innings which. I don't think he's doing because they're not using them. That deep than it would have raised. The caution flag hasn't even hit one hundred innings yet. Get one forty. But but you but you said the he's not even throwing six innings like that's negative. I actually think that's a positive. I think to your point he wins the he's won four of his last seven starts. Despite the you know these innings he has one thing that bugs me. He's throwing a lotta sliders. Lately is easing of the festival. It's during a lot of sliders. I don't like when pitcher show a big shift like that. It's too starts be carrying out. Well adam and if he gets her you cut them but i would definitely rather have alex wood than retail. Oh yeah oh yeah. Your last one comes from preston. You talked about mukhi beds earlier. He wants to know if you're worried about cody bellinger and if there's anything you should fear sustaining into next season for the star up all my worst fears. Well one sixty one. I didn't even. I couldn't fear that. That the great. But i think going into the season and i probably didn't rank them poorly as i wanted to because i i was worried about looking dumb but now i clearly wouldn't have been dumb raking go to one hundred or two hundred or cover eighteen months. What were you worried about ways. I thought and i said this on the show. That cody bellinger was like two fifty hitter with power and no speed. And that's it and he's having a four home runs and one hundred seventy five. Pm even glacier has more than that is having a brutal year brutal year. And i am not going to predict. I can see yellow. It's coming back next season and being a top fifty player fantasy. I'm not gonna rank bellinger that way. How family to thirty nine last year. He's a guy would play disciplined. Who is showing no power whatsoever. Maybe he's hurt but there's no heart rate here. There's no exit velocity is all bad. He's slugging tweety to this awful. He has given back all of the gains to the plate. Discipline thing you were mentioning. That was what i really liked about him. Is the improvements showed. He's he's shown he's given absolutely every last bit of that back this season. The padres are going to sit hawes more trade or give them away because you can hit. Dodgers are going gonna keep playing jer now. I can give you the center field you know. He's a goal glover there. But cody bellinger should not be starting right now for the dodgers you know i mean muslim taylor seeger. When he's healthy turner mckee back. You can play him in center belgium's offensive anyway to answer the question here. I have no faith and bellinger the rest of this season and next year. I don't see how we can rank a top twenty outfielder. What are you gonna project to fifty with thirty home runs. Even that might be aggressive. My main to mean here. Yeah but it but you're also being fair about it that we need to criticize how how bad an injury prone. He has been the season. I agree with you. I have nothing that i have faith in him getting much better this season he can just because he can't get much worse but he's injured right now. There were questioned whether he can play space tonight and next year i need to see what the market's gonna evaluate matt if the market saying they think he's the seventy fifth overall player. I'm probably going to be out if if people don't want at all i think he's twenty six years old. They still has that theoretically great batting i. I might be in next year. Convince somebody to take bellinger from me for bryce harper back in april and wonder friends and now he's never going me again but totally fair. Though there was a time line. It was fair ellen. Frankly everybody drafted boundary over harper. But i did it as affiliates biased. Move now trying to unload on my phillies. Because i'm angry at them next question. We're back the trivia. Now we've got since twenty eighteen to infielder stat lines. I want you to tell me who these players are player. A one hundred fifteen homers plus steals three twenty. Five obie eighty eight point. Four average exit velocity player. Be one twenty-one homers plus deals three twenty seven eighty seven seven average exit velocity again. Those are infielders since twenty eighteen. Pretty wide. Open question here. Oh on how. You're you're combining weird stats. I don't think in terms of the homers and steals. The thing that i got on percents one wrong. Those are not high on base percentage. Yeah you've got to be somebody enough to play if you pull youngish who not a bad. Yes right division for one of them the i have to. I'm sorry well. I mean or is lower than that. Now i take that back. That was wrong but do you want one of the player names and then go off of that. Well one of them probably is batting. Three hundred twenty five like a tim anderson type. Two manderson is player b. Okay 'cause i know he doesn't get on base. Okay good fantasy option because of the batting are so the giveaway. There was explaining how they keep doing it and tim. Anderson is the obvious guy. When i think of infielders there because how he hitting three thirty with a three forty base. Can i hear this question to our now. Want you to be player be as more homers slightly higher. Ob slightly lower x. Appeal so we really like some ridiculously unexpected guy. More than him and john. No no not. Even that tim anderson was the reason for this question player as the higher thought of player jet manners. I mean i mean. I give them credit for on base. I mean three fifty seven three fifty seven three thirty nine since two thousand nineteen it was basically to a two thousand eighteen to manderson to eight hundred so even the question is a little bit off here. But i see what you're doing here. He runs a little. He's got a little bit of pop. Pop is a francisco door. No but right at the base better than that. I almost inland or by saying the bad year this year. It could take him down. That's worth thinking middle of these middle in fitters or these corner guys. In this case it is a middle infielder. Young man overrated. It's funny i don't really think he is. I just think. I don't generally put to manderson in his class and i should in his class g like a top tier top hundred. So this is a guy in that. Tier guy is an elite player. Abby veritas ozzie. And tim anderson basically the same number since two thousand eighteen there. You know what tim anderson. I figured out. I think i know to manderson is it's line. Drives a batting average is safe at this point. Two thousand eighteen was a mess. Because the albee's though i watch out yes to manage the hitting three hundred every year is hard to believe. I remember after the first year. I was like he ain't doing that again. And then he did it again and you say okay. Let's give this guy credit. He hits his doubles. He steals fifteen bases. How does he do it. How does tim anderson do. This is very low hard hit rate. Kristen it's a low exit velocity still. Yeah it's i mean. He somehow his of his three eighty every year now but that's his new baseline exit velocity and be somewhat correlated. Like he shouldn't be able to get away with. This is why. I'm big on the xpected batting average from stat cast. I mean because it was about that his would be to sixty and that's just wrong. I think so. I mean albee's is the guy who he hit for power never ever power in the minors and then comes up as a rookie in his for power and you say how does he do that. Well he he's not gonna win a batting title like obvious probably hitting sixty right now seventy and he doesn't get on base so he doesn't try to walk. He doesn't it ryan pitching at all to sixty three. This year. it's been considerably higher than the previous two seasons for tim. Anderson is never gonna steal. Well he's got. You probably got like elvis. Has the lower expected on bass though which hobbies is a little overweight albee's could could crater at any season that was created because if he stops running it has dramatic impact based on where he's ranked but people view albee's as if he's the guy he's not he's not even close to that. So i have anderson right top twenty albums right outside my top twenty and i'm wondering is it. That yeah is simply that albee's is being too generously ranked i've always eighteen. I've al anderson eighteen and albee's twenty-four thing is because abbey's bats cleanup for this offense ref team. Now he's gonna knock on one hundred runs he's gonna end up twenty five homers one hundred. Rbi twenty steals at two sixty care about the batting average we. That's going to be a really valuable season and these are both very good players. Yeah but always ended up overrated fantasy. Now anderson ended up under it. Who would you rather have the rest of the season and for the next three years and identity is still anderson air would be anderson ranked that way The next three years he said yeah. I don't know i probably would still take anderson. Twenty twenty four. I think i'd protect the batting average. Take anderson yeah but but again if you go hits to forty. So if it's true dynasty no no-cost keep forever situation then. It might be because abbey's younger. Yeah the twenty four years of as four years younger that that makes a difference all right and that's an interesting question there kyle Question you know. These blind resumes all right. We're done for today. Thank you so much for listening to our little show. Fantasy focus baseball. We really do appreciate it. We're presented by linked in jobs. It's trade deadline. We will be back with you on thursday. And then we'll be writing about the trades as they happened this week. He is tristan. Happy cock for our guardian kospi. I'm eric arab awesome week. Do own rent your home. Sure you do. Fortunately geico makes it easy to bundle your home and car insurance. It's a good thing too. Because having a home is hard work go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Geico dot com easy.

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Ben Fred Friday  December 13, 2019

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Ben Fred Friday December 13, 2019

"It's a Benfrid Friday. St L. Criminal Defense Dot Com and. That's the good folks at Henderson and water cutty head to their website. St L. Criminal Defense Dot Com. Tom The exclusive sponsor of scoops with Danny Mac dot com and Ben Fred. Friday's coming to you from San Diego to Major League. Baseball's winter meetings. Chris Rabi Pinch hitting for for Danny Mac with Ben Frederickson of the Saint. Louis Post dispatch on a Ben Fred. Friday of course read Ben in the post dispatch at steel today DOT com. And we've been out here now for a week man and I know that maybe not a lot of action for the cardinals in terms of editions but a lot of action for Major League Baseball more interesting winter meetings less interesting for the cardinals. I think the best way to put it you nailed it. We knew going in that the cardinals were not coming here with big game hunting on the brain so we can't beat him up too much. They pretty much told us what was going to happen out here. And it went according according to what they said I know fans are fired up and want to see a mu. Do you think this comes down to what they do. Not when they do it And we'll get into that but baseball yet. Nice a nice winter meetings action free agents agents moving now some trade starting to percolate Scott Boris Got His guys off. The board early sets the bar for the market comanche. It gets good percentage. He's happy and And it's really better for for all involved. I mean it's better for the for the coverage it's better for the fans. It's better for the players. They're not sitting around waiting You know starting spring training late It's good and pitchers are moving to so I think that's one of the reasons. The cardinals are are are probably wishing shing to some degree that there were more guys waiting around to sign right beef as they give them more time to maybe fill out Carlos Martinez. They might not have time to wait. So we'll see we'll see see what they do there but yeah this is We didn't feel like we covered a lot. But not but not a lot out here this week and and people who thought we were just hanging out on the beach. This is actually what we're doing hanging hanging out hanging out in a hotel doing a podcast and And crushing work still. So I don't I didn't get any tanner. Tannery got less us being around so many sports writers. Yeah man inside a hotel. Yeah a lot of cargo shorts. No not just this kid although you never know about the cardinals I think I think they're gonNA get a starter. It seems like we kind of started the conversation there you know day one and we kind of ended there today it seems like in I think they think they have to probably lean left. Handed there We've heard them say a few different things and it kind of depends on the day. We've heard them say that you know they're they're not looking for for a certain hand then they're saying that. Oh Yeah Lattanzio Tiebreaker. We've heard them say they can't deal these young outfielders because they haven't played enough and they say they have to get rid of some of the right right hander. Just kind of depends on the on the moment but I was looking this up for for something I wrote in the newspaper. They have not had Chris a left handed starter pitch more than two gate make more than two starts in the season going back to two thousand sixteen. When I make Arcia did it? I was GONNA say Tyler Lions somewhere in there but the last three years. Yeah no one. I mean it's it's remarkable when you think about how few starts they've had healthy innings and it hasn't kill them. I mean they're not getting crushed by the you know the splits are not killing them and they. They're pitching but outstanding last year but now that they've lost Michael walkup and with with them. Not sure what they can do what you can count on with Carlos Martinez and all these other guys who would like to compete but haven't really proven they can unstick. I think it's a nice opportunity for them to go out and grab grab a lefty and put them in their tation. Who's going to be? And that's the other thing about this market. Is there options everywhere now. Coal and in Strasbourg are off but they were never realistic for the cardinals. But they're a ton other guys Kaikal. you look at if if you want to go if you want the u the the the kid and then you also have you know maybe more of a bargain bin with like a Gio Gonzalez who was excellent last year. How about like Wade Miley? Sure Gio in the central is a beast tore up the nationally. Outta Joe when he was with with the brewers there are guys you could trade for a lot of people are talking about David Price. I would stay away from that one I think he's elbows all messed up. I mean where you read about. It's a lot of on with his. You would never take that. Take that on full salary that take a significant portion of it but but I mean he has had everything from tendinitis to cysts to carpal tunnel his elbows. She's always in bad shape and I don't know that you bank on something the like that but But you know there there are other guys you know you look at the WHO's the lefty in In Detroit you know the the Matthew you and I'm blanking on his on his last like a ton of strikeouts last year gave up a ton of homers to their left all over the place and in the markets full of them and I I think the cardinals they could add one that gives them a much more diverse look in rotation and and I think it helps them essential it's dominated by some somewhat tainted hitters. Yeah there's a again just a ton of guys out there there are some Real Bilo guys yes well sound like Alex Wood is out there. I could see him maybe fitting what. The cardinals have done before last year. I mean he had been fantastic years career three point four zero era. I wonder with the volume. Liam that's still out there ben but the trade market and the fridge market even if the cardinals didn't make any moves this week occur or have not to this point. We record this on Thursday evening before we leave San Diego Do you think that they have and they probably have to have more clarity about the market about the path to improve from pitching and lineup standpoint. Based on who has moved to this point because last couple of years you know inner mccutchen was maybe the most significant signing to and through the winter meetings at this time last year. You didn't really have a grasp of what the market looked like. What acquisition cost was? They have to leave here with at least more Intel every every every bar has been kind of set set. You've got Red Dawn on the position side. You've got cold stress on the on the pitcher side. Now you're not going to find any players match up to that but that kind of sets the the they know that the cap right top and everything should be able to kind of trickle. Down from there You know the. I don't know that the cardinals are going to be the VIBE. I've been curious to know what you think at first of all Matt Boyd was. The guy was thinking that was going to driving. Yeah Harry boy ton. strikeouts gave up too many home runs. But he's also pitching for a garbage team and I bet he was a big name around. The trade deadline is better team. You know they're still talking about trading him and Robbie Ray need a corner outfielder. Yeah you The Detroit needs accord young corner outfielder with with upside. which makes you wonder But again that just illustrates point. There's lefties everywhere in the cardinals could really use one one to strengthen strength because the here's the deal it sounds like the plan for the for the lineup is hope and and I get it. It's a some degree. I don't get it to a lot of degree. You're hoping that everybody comes back better. And that all in the mix of that plus the arrival of some guys who haven't played much not only makes the lineup better than it was last season but also covers up the whole of Marcello. Being gone seems like a lot of of A lot of optimism to me It seems like a lot of optimism to mic shows. I think based off a summit com his comments that we heard here winter meetings But but it seems like if they are going to supplement the lineup. It's going to be through trade. I don't get the VIBE. It seems like they're thinking free agency on pitching and and trade on the position position player in the everything we've talked about out here with the cardinals have lean toward like left-handed outfield of some kind You know and that's not really available on the free market dickerson is really the one guy who would stand out at. There's there hasn't seem to seem to be much smoke there. It's could be trades. There was the guy from the Rangers that the cardinals were were interested in. He's with the White Sox You know you wonder about like Jok Peterson. Although who they say they don't want to a platoon guy and he's pretty split Is there is there. Somebody else out there that they could they could rustle up in a trade is our team teams teams that are looking for right handed out feelers kernels of so many of them that they could get some left lane but still even if they do that. The they're not GonNa do it for it's not going to be a cleanup painting it's not GonNa be a cleanup hitting corner. OUTFIELDER POO hits left-handed. It's going to be somebody who maybe help the lineup. But he's not gonNA fill a Marcelo. Sollozzo sized hole. Do you like Alex Gordon at all. I hadn't thought much about gold glove caliber. Free agent. Someone who I think they've been connected loosely to in the past maybe because of geography but a couple of years ago before he resigned with Kansas City. They're connected to Gordon he wouldn't have to move. Yeah I like the career slash line of two sixty three forty four ten so maybe hovering near that eight hundred eighty S. He's thirty five years old. He's he's not young but I just wonder again. Acquisition costs you can get a guy like him to play stellar defense be left handed bat maybe provide some ob p maybe around three forty three fifty. I feel like if you guys on base in front of Paul Goldschmidt in front of Paul Young. That's what they didn't do you last year. When Paul Goldschmidt Marcella Zena were going? Maybe that's the easiest path right now to improving the offense and improve your run-scoring while also maintaining -taining or improving your rump prevention. I don't hate that name. That wouldn't be super sexy. Got An old. I don't think the move they do is going to be super sex. Yeah no matter who it is. It's kind of left handed outfielder. That people are talking about as well with no posting fee yeah. I don't know that it's going to be some splash. Joie there certainly not advertising it as that and and I'll also point out the last time we were sitting here to winter meetings talking about getting left tainted bed it was drew Robinson no offense to drew but he lost the battle to and then got hurt. Never we never heard from again. So I do. I would temporarily dictation is a little bit there In and and the cardinals are going to get beat up for for a slow inter meetings. they get that they knew that going in lieu of slow meetings except for two or three. They said it from the job they were bringing to bring back most of the team. They said from the jump they weren't going to really go bonkers on their payroll so I know that they're putting a lot of faith in this team being better just based off of progression of some of the young players based off of Matt Carpenter not having such a lousy season. He's a huge key. They keep putting faith faith in him and by not doing anything around third base They are really banking a lot on him. The other thing I think the cardinals look around and they wouldn't say are you this because they they they swear up and down that they're in a vacuum when it comes to their team. How are they not looking around? The division can mean. The thing's not going to be as as tough coming Chris. The the cubs are talking about trading Kris Bryant. And and getting rid of money you've got. The brewers who are I don't know what the hell the brewers are doing. I'm not ready to count him out yet. Because they've got they've got. This brewers way of always being in it but it seems like they're not trying to feel their best his team with with Christian Yelich as prime the pirates are just. They're tanking so now. The the central does have a tanker. It didn't have a tanker before now it does. The Reds are interesting but do we really think the reds are going to be contending for the division. They're like a sexy pick but I'm not really sure that they're that they're ready to to trump. That is just because they got Mushtaq now they tuna and they've got to the division's top ten RBI producers in the same lineup from last season. That's that's that's a a little more scary but but this divisions not should not be as tough. It shouldn't be as competitive. Yeah I wonder about that. And what the cubs in brewers were do not do and I know that we can hear and the cardinals can say that doesn't impact the way they go about things but if you look at the personnel. Oh you have right now The guys bring back next year and your window wouldn't affect you in terms of maybe being a little bit more aggressive you also have a farm system him that I think from a position player standpoint is in a lot better shape than it's been in in recent history. So how does that affect what you try to do. How does that affect how you handle? Guys like Matt Carpenter Dexter Fowler. Aitken say carpenters third basement right now headed into spring training but things don't go well for him in spring training does does that affect the urgency. What do you make of the comments earlier this week when you know we got a lot of information about carpenter where he's at physically what he's going through this off season what he dealt with last year in terms of his body and weight loss not being able to maintain weight? That was a lot of information and end kind of an unusual. I guess narrative in terms of what we generally here during the offseason updates about players. It was kind of those questions. Has that led to an interesting answer. Then a few more questions that lead to more interesting answers and we all walked out of there going man that was Pretty substantial which has happened in there in terms of getting out what was going on with him. It's funny to me how these are like big these secrets of war during the season. Now they're just exposed in a in a hotel room room and in the winter meeting and now it's safe to talk about. That Matt Carpenter wasn't wasn't keeping weight on and and and and if he followed up in comments to Derek Gould in the post dispatch about. It wasn't just that he felt like he had been quicker to adjust and things of that nature but my God it does make sense right. Yeah how many balls that he hit that died at the warning track. Yes yes you're just you know the same kind of carpenter. Golf swing type. Hits where they jump off his bat and you go oh that could go and then they just died if he has five ten more pounds. Some of those are our front row. Some of those are out. Some of those are home run. Some of those aren't talk. People aren't talking about you. Know Matt Carpenter being no good anymore. They're talking about him in finding a power stroke stroke so I do think that matters. And that's got to be something that he that he's got figured out you know he's such a an interesting guy and I think a lot of this dates back to how he has carved out career in the majors. He was he's always been the guy who has to to scratch and claw for everything you look at. You know how long you had to play college. You look at where Jerry was drafted. You look at you know what he had to do to get opportunity but he has had to fight for everything and and I don't think anything comes easy to him in terms of you know. I'm sure he's thinking. Hey I gotta if it's not food it's fuel for him and and workouts are you know he didn't WanNa put you don't WanNa hurt his back so he said okay. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa check you you can. You can be sympathetic to. What's what's going on with them? But they've got to get some meat on his bones ban and and especially if this is going to be who he is because he's not really fast fast enough to beat out the shift he should be better about beating the shift but if he puts on the ground is GONNA be out. He's gotta be He's gotTa be a power guy and he's got to have his body right where he hits that ball when he hits it on the square. It's got to go out if he's hitting them to the warning track then he's not going to be able to a be a consistent in a major league hitter. You can put your lineup every day. So they've got to find a way to get some more sock in his bat if it if that means just add more more pounds to his frame that then it's good they figured out it makes you wonder why they couldn't have figured it out sooner. Hey you hope that is a very least. He can get back to being kind of the High Obi High Pitch Per Plate Appearance Guy. At the top of the order they had success last year with Dexter Fowler Colt Wong at the top of the order if they can have have fowler carpenter all guys three fifty plus. OBOP's that could that could change the offense but again you're also assuming then that regression aggression is gonNA come. We'll think of all the things that have to go right for this offense to be significantly. Better I mean you have to have Dexter Fowler. Be Better he was. It's like you know he was better than it was last year this past season. But that's not saying much. He was terribly of the worst season of his career. Colter Wong's the only player who's guaranteed to be back who had an improvement over his career. Averages yeah the other guy's going to beat all year of Tommy Edmund. The other guys that we but is it fair to expect aspect. Tommy EDMONDEZ SLAT to average three hundred slug five. No in his up more season like that's a lot of him. Man I mean. He had an awesome rookie year. And I think he's really good player and maybe he is. Maybe he's a superstar and he came out of nowhere like a lightning bolt. But it's asking a lot of to repeat that in year two fair question remarks about Paul Goldschmidt I think yeah I do. Think go. Goldsmiths the guy that I think he'll be better. I think he'll be settled in a little bit more. He's got if that's the best year of Paul Goldschmidt that they get. They're in trouble considering the contract they gave him but but I think he'll be. I think he'll be better. I think Paul D. Young will be better. They're going to have to get him some rest. They'll play Tommy. Tommy had been at short more. He won't just be grinded into dust. Yeah I don't know what to think about Harrison Baiter I at some point I got to see. Yeah before I believe it with his offense I don't know what to think about Fowler. I think he'll probably be around the same. I would guess if he's healthy And then I don't you know. Is it gonNA be Dylan Carlson. 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Night Twenty four hours a day the number three one four six four five four thousand four hundred three one four six four five forty four one hundred. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisement spent Frederickson. It's Ben Fred Friday on scoops. Danny Mac Jack Dot Com again check out all Benz coverage from San Diego. At Baseball's winter meetings in the post dispatch knit stltoday.com. Talk a little bit about sued because that was the other big story While we were out here aside from the blues snapping their three game losing streak last night and they introduce their new head coach coach earlier this week. Eliah drink wits. Now that it's been a couple of days Ben as you've talked to people as you have Digested this is you heard and read the comments from earlier. This week has your thought process or how you feel about the higher. What you know about him changed since Sunday when all of us were getting into town news broke your nothing Means a Mizzou. Coaching search will be settled. Like me getting on an airplane I think I was on my way to spring training when they hired a when they hired. Konso here's C.. There's kind of two trains of thought here for me on this. I think drink which could be a good higher. He's really smart offensively. He's got a great offense of mind. Everybody in football thinks he's really really wicked sharp on that front So they should score points nights is is offenses do that and they the other thing that I really like about his offense as they score touchdowns they're not out there trying to kick field goals. They put it they put it in the end zone which is which is refreshing. So I liked that angle of it. I think what Missouri did here was. They hired a coach ahead upside and also a lack of a track record in that means excitement because people can dream big some of their other previously mentioned guys. And that's kind of the silo of this conversation that I list that Jim sturt handed over to the curator's which is really pushed back against and pretty much rejected. They had guys on there too right. Yeah sure yeah. Let's get to that and second. They had guys on that list. The head track records which weren't all that EXP- inspiring they were good but they didn't make you wonder what if so I think what Missouri decided after rounds with Jim Stark was like okay. Let's take high upside. You know big risk bigger risk over. We know what we're GONNA get because if you don't you know and it's a gamble but but you know I like that. He's been out recruiting already. And I think I think he'll have offense that is attractive to to recruits. Be Interested to see how he handles the non coaching side of it. There's more pressure exposure. Questions everything when you're at that level he's only had one one year as a head coach You know we got to see how he recruited develops. He won twelve games that at APP state. But he did it with other guy he didn't recruit those players The players he recruited and have a chance to make much of an impact and like season. That's not a knock because just pointing it out. We don't know yet how he'll handle those things and it will handle you. Know the the the pressure and scrutiny. And and hyper focus on SEC. Football that he just that he just walked into but I liked what he said about having a plan and having Having a twenty thirty you know. We'll fifty day plan or whatever I think. I think there's A. There's an energy there from just observing irving you know him out on the road and people responding. That's good as far as the way the search went wouldn't say it was a disaster because Missouri never does anything things smoothly and even remember the last coaching search. That got this crazy led to Mike Anderson and it turned out to be pretty higher. So you know. I don't think it ruins anything. Although I do think they probably I would guess that paying drink. What's four million dollars a year with one of the bigger buyouts that Missouri's ever done Probably the biggest was had a lot what to do with Had a lot to do with. Maybe some of that stuff getting out. It's a little interesting as a coach. WHO's GonNa go interview for a job when you know? The has has been turned down on his previous hires. He wants to make sure that was part of the discussion. I think Arkansas has also coming after him so there was some competition there. It seems like everybody sexton Guy too right. Yep Yeah it seems like everybody has smoothed this over with between the curator's and stroke and that's a good sign. You know there's no I don't WanNa make it seem like there's some bunch of big infighting and fighting or or drama but it is true that the list that he brought was rejected and so this was kind of a collective process that led him to drink. quit so you know this law. Go away if drink twins and if it doesn't then then it will keep coming up in different shapes and forms despite the fact that they didn't you you know backup the proverbial brinks truck for a big name and who knows that's completely hypothetic brings trick for trucks for quits. You know considering the money he's making and the buyout what that would cost. You just mentioned the fact that they're able able to write the check to get rid of Barry owed him and his staff and say get rid of to compensate Barry Ottoman his staffer their for their termination in the midst of attendance. Being down and results being disappointing. Obviously not going to bowl this year. Should that be encouraging it all that financially financially they still pull the trigger on making a change in that. Perhaps it wasn't just change. For Change's sake it would have been easy. I guess to keep them and save some money on on that front. I think there will be people who are hesitant about this higher. Because they know they're they're focus on the process that led to it and until drink wits has something he can hold up and says I'm the right Guy I'm can you be encouraged by the change in the firing firing of Odum. Even if you're not doing cartwheels over drink woods think you would probably be more fired up. If he was clearly. The guy that Tim Cirque somebody will get that guy. You know what I'm saying like and that's kind of where I'm at like if Jim sturrock would have fire Berry Odem and the first name that anybody ever heard was drink wits and sturt came out and said this guy knew it and he was in my mind as I watch this football team struggle. I think everybody would said Heck. Yeah I think think a lot of fans are I think a lot of fans are good with drink quits. I think a lot of fans liked drink quits a lot more than some of the other names that got out there now. What this was not was like an attempt to float other navies? Hey drink which look more. That's not the that's not what happened here. He wanted he wanted the other guys. You're out and whoever is involved everybody had a discussion and it led led to drink. What so what what would be best for Missouri is if if drink wits was the guy and everybody forgot about this? But you know now until there's something that that makes is it known that hey this guy's GonNa rock this thing. Then it's just a little bit of of uncertainty. Everybody knows Missouri. Didn't get the first guy. Its first two guys or three guys. It's a d. but you know the curator's should be thrilled with the guy. It's they've got to kind of mend this thing over. got a smooth over in the best way for that to happen is for the football coach to a start landon some recruits. Be You know. Go Out and win games. And that's what it'll take the other interesting thing here is really interesting. Fall the press conference and we were out here so but catch up on it. It did seem like this was a very talked a lot about kind of the state of the program that he inherited from Gary Very Pinkel and we heard it was always tenuous relationship between Pinkel and Odem. He wanted to praise Pinkel one day kind of criticized the state of affairs when he when when he got the job in next. You think of the Auburn game. Exactly this is a turnaround. Almost used it as a crutch yeah and now drink which is introduced. It's kind of like it's all berries fault Gary sitting in the front row the press conference. And everybody's talking about it. I gotta get back to the days. So it's like where's the truth and all that somewhere in the middle probably right But he has a contract. Chris that that shows you know he's not going anywhere and he's GonNa get a bump bump and it starts with that clause where it gets even better if he wins eight games or get to toe bowl game. I mean this is a a higher that they made in the contract that they gave save is the kind of contract you give coaches rebuilding and and you know with the talk of restoring excitement and bringing things back then. That's that's where they're at and they've been relevant. That's what they want. They want a top twenty five team annually. They want to be in that mix so he had APP. State eight thirty one year. How much of that was his doing you know? He coached the teams he won twelve games recruit them. But you know we'll see how he recruits. I think I think the process this is going to fade. The higher has a chance to be very good. I think that's a perfect way to put it It's Benford Friday before we wrap up from here in San San Diego and get set to head back to Saint Louis Want to talk about a piece you wrote about a man. We both knew and Dan loved and respected and I actually got to know him because of you. I'll just kind of let you speak about our buddy Aaron who passed away and lost a fight with a brutal brutal disease. Al s you can read Ben's story at stltoday.com feels awkward to plug something like that talking about something like this but You did an incredible job memorializing remembering and honoring our buddy Aaron. I'm so glad you got a chance to meet him. Aaron Board Scheldt and most people who've been cardinals game or Helmand anything in Saint Louis. Sports scene have probably either met Aaron or seen him Newest Smile News Big Firm handshake and and he was just a guy who loved loved the sports community. Man He was an usher from the Thai Bush. Dating from the time he was seventeen eighteen he was the guy used to guard the first baseline there. You'd see him. At the Valley Game Valley Tournament Arch Madness anywhere where there were sports going on gymnastics tournaments sports commission events. Museum awards everything he. He did everything and he was really involved with Jason Motte Foundation. Which is where you you met him? it was. He's one of those guys would ask us for. Ask us to help them in that we would show up and he'd ever done. That's just who he was man and and I'll our remember him. He's thirty seven years old died avail as he had two hundred days left to live and he was out raising money for cancer research. Search with us at that event in a wheelchair in running the whole running the whole thing you could barely lift his arm and that's who he was so for folks who are you know. Oh missing him and and and hurt and we all are but Man He would want us to he would want us to to live. And that's what that's a heated. I'm going to encourage folks to make a donation to to any any organization that fights L. S.. One cool thing would be to check out Stephen Piscotty Foundation Nation His Stephen Guiding His dad who obviously Stephen Losses Mom to ails. They've created a nonprofit that is aggressively funding research. Search to try to find a cure. And that's really important because there's so much money in in you were these are all terrible diseases but there's so much money into cancer a`research that a lot of the top doctors are studying that because I mean it's it's in some ways it's a business. They're trying to create funding for for research for a LS. got a chance. Talk to Stephen Out here at At winter meetings he was here because the major league baseball is is cooperating with him in coordinating any with him in a couple of other. LS based charities to do their charity auction. This year So he obviously heard about Aaron and had you know his family had had ties to Aaron and so he was he was thinking about him So that was kind of funny to come out here and have that be something that was so prominent because it had been heavy on on my mind is so correlated later with baseball. Because it's known as Lou GEHRIG's disease so You know if you have if you have something to give please consider a donation to an organization. That's working working to try to cure this thing. And even if you don't you know I've just I've decided I'm just GonNa try to be a little more more air like I mean. Be The friendly face Jason. A crowd You know Be Quick to pick somebody up when they're when they're down and it just be quick to donate your time. I mean that's the most valuable thing right. We all have it We can all do something we care about And that's what he did and he may made a big mark in thirty seven years doing that so I'm just happy that we got a chance to know him perfectly sediment and puts things into perspective a guy who was fighting this battle against this horrible horrible disease and still always had a smile was never complaining was still working for others in volunteering for others so I urge folks to check out Your piece is because it was so great and again yet checkout LS cure projects Stevens Foundation. And it's great that Major League Baseball there auction auction at the winter meetings. John Shabby such big part of it as well raised. Money for Stephen his Foundation as well as four other ales charities and nonprofits. It's fun hanging this week man although we spent all of it inside a hotel to the water. But that's okay. Go get some food. Treat ourselves to a burger or something right. I'm I'm excited about listening to this. On Friday Morning Burger. They're talking burgers might still do that at the airport at throw an egg on the clock tomorrow. Yeah but You know I'm excited about the off-season I think it's GonNa be fun. Great work as always sir for Ben Frederickson. I'm Chris Really Pinch hitting for Dan McLaughlin in the Ben Fred Friday on scoops Danny Mac dot com. I am proud to add to the website site as an exclusive sponsor. Aben Fred Fridays. The Saint Louis based criminal defense firm of Henderson water. Cutty as many of you know I'm proud proud to be from Saint Louis and Mick Henderson Steve. Water cutty are from Saint. Louis they call it home. Their firm is the premier criminal defense firm in Missouri and Dan Hill Annoy so being from Saint. Louis they want to help people from our region and all you have to do is go to their website. St L. Criminal Defense Dot Com That's S. T. L. 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"So data show here on ESPN LA is going to be short segment because we were really long on purgatory it happens. Sometimes mama Momo's here though. Would if what have how are you George? I'm good feel like you were excited for me to come in. Because you have so many questions. I do I tweeted what are your questions show many questions many questions, I may have answers. But you may not just like my answer. I probably won't like that's what the problem is. That's. Even people who have answers don't have like enters that people like acceptable group. And so therefore, you just keep asking the questions show. Here's what I know. I here's what I say. I have this strict rule on this show. And I tell the audience that is that I am about brutal honesty and brutal truth. Okay. And that doesn't mean that you're going to like what you hear, you know, more times than not probably because I can be a little direct. Yeah. And I feel like that's what you're going to be. You're going to be direct. Yeah. The audience may not be happy. I may not be happy with those answers. But we're going to have to live with right? You are the final arbiter. You are the you are the person who is the conduit between what is happening in the NBA. Yeah. And what we need to know about the NBA. Right. So that that's the reality of it. So that's why I have so many questions because there's so many things to ask you about particularly with the Lakers on a week where rob Pelinka is going to be meeting with coach. So here's my question to you. My first question. I'm a believer. That. Rob Pelinka is not just interviewing candidates, but that the candidates will be interviewing to some extent. Rob Pelinka, particularly Theron, Lou. Am I right or am? I wrong. Oh, you're right. Until you said, particularly Tyron new. I think everyone is. Okay. I don't think it's just a tie thing. Monty williams. I think that's Juwan Howard thing. And I am frankly, that's how it should be. There's just how a coaching shirts should be and. If you getting somebody who says yes on the spot. It's probably not the guy you want. Correct. Right. If they if they're so desperate to get your job that they're not that they don't have options. Elsewhere that they don't ask you questions about how this is gonna work. How this is going to run that means that maybe they don't have else interests elsewhere. I mean, it could be your dream job. Right. That's fine. But you should still ask questions you should still have that. And part of the reason why you interview a lot of coaching candidates. Is you want different opinions on your roster? I remember a couple years ago Houston before they hired Dan, Tony. I mean that thing went on for long. They must have interviewed a dozen people while you're talking about there Amaury, right? Like, smartest doozer is. He wants to not only get an idea of how people feel about their his roster, but he gets to peak into other people's Intel. Yeah. Yeah. It's great. It's a reconnaissance mission. Yeah. Is a lot of like military terms here to start. For that. Is like free intelligent you. Do you get a lot? You get to meet a lot of people. That's why usually, you know, the the the line in business is always take the meeting. Yeah. Always take the media always always every single time. It's doesn't mean you're disloyal. It doesn't mean anything that you want to hear somebody else's take on what's going on for sure a million a million per, so if I am any one of those three candidates know, take the meeting take the call see if you you know, because the the perception that out there on rob Pelinka, if before you decide whether you're gonna take the job or not like, you should meet the guy, right? See how you feel about? Right. I mean, you know, what you gotta know is wide open. But then decide what you feel going in. Oh, okay. Good. So I feel good about that. Because that's kind of what I was saying yesterday is that I just thought ties specifically because let's face it ties mid around the block more than even Monte, and certainly John coach. So that's why I felt like he had the gravitas potentially say, you know, how like yeah. Have you ever? There's a movie with Robert Redford in Michelle Pfeiffer, and she's a journalist, and I forget the name of the movie now, it's kind of like this romantic comedy slash serious journalism movie. And selene Dionne sings the song. I don't figure out the name of the movie in a second. But he is Redford plays this old school network close and personal up close and personal. Thank you funchess. He plays this old school like news guy. Right. Who was like think like Anderson Cooper? But maybe even bigger, right? Yeah. And he's dating this Michelle Pfeiffer who is working her way up the business. Yeah. So she's working like a big market. And the guy who was interviewing him is some young right? It was like half his age. And he's like he doesn't know anything about him because he's so young. And he's like tell me about yourself. Let's just call his name, Robert Wright, Robert. And then he grabs the guy's name planning goes you first Ted and then walks out of the room. But that's what I feel like ties should be doing specifically job or any of these guys. Yeah. So I mean, like if if if they don't do that, then that's I just think that's the wrong guy feel. Right. I mean, I I know one toe to interview with them interview with them a little while ago. I guess I think it was when dantonio ended up getting no was when Biron Scott got the job. And that coach said, I'm not taking this job unless I also talked to GD because it was just supposed to be an interview with magic. Sorry bitch. Oh, and this coach knew enough about the organization that said, I'm not taking this job unless I also talk to Jeanie because I don't believe that. I can do this job. When we've asked are separate, the owner doesn't talk to the basketball, and like this coach was like no way and the coach never got talk genie and the coach didn't get the job code up next. I have more questions for Mona particularly about what could happen in the front office beyond rob. Okay. So stick around for that. So Donald show ESPN LA back and sit down and show here on ESPN LA. So we got about eight minutes here where I can ask more questions. And then eventually we will move on to like some of the other stuff. Like, we thought was amazing that whole whole environment yesterday Dodger Stadium fantastic. So I want to get to that. And. Talk about K D some because I've got some real thoughts on K D. I like real thoughts on Katie. Yeah. Yeah. So I've got some real thoughts on Katie as opposed to fake thoughts on Katie. So. Deep. They're not. They're not be like Twitter troll thought. No, no, they're real. They are real. Governor thoughts on them to their real thoughts. Okay. So. We've been talking about rob. And unite spoke last week, and we talked about just kind of how rob, you know, still kind of a novice at this thing. And then this band up being the guy who takes over and gains more power we discussed last week. So my guess is someone we'll get hired that will work alongside him potentially. Right. Maybe say that maybe they elevate from within. Right. That's a possibility that there's just that. He creates his team. Let's just say within the organization. I don't even know if I go that far. Okay. All right. Then you tell me when Robertson agent he had his own and teams, and it was a he was a solo guy. He was savings. Kobe. He Kobe Kobe the lone wolf right road in the mount motorcycle behind the bus. Yeah. I mean, I think that's how rob is to okay show. But doesn't that? I mean, at least on the outside looking in make it seem like you're doing that. Because you don't want people to see through your. S or do you want anyone to challenge you like one or the other or both? Could see Mike whatever you want it to seem like I can't answer that. Because I I haven't worked there. Right. I don't know. You know, I just know represented some of the biggest names the game whether they liked him or not at the catcher, Missouri agent. You got the paid you get good, Holland and Colby and all these guys, and he had a couple of he had one kind of junior person there. He was Brandon Rosenthal threats who took over who should be the newest system GM for the late. Right. Just kidding. That was kidding. We were kidding. You know, don't aggregate back. He had. You know, he was this is kind of how we worked. So some people are collaborative team building culture building people. And some people aren't seem like that. I mean, he started off with aren't Telam, right. And then left. Yes. Okay. I was controversial with Kobe and had his own agency and had a lot of big clients. So Carlos boozer, right one. Eric, gordon? Good allah. It's hard and who had Kevin Durant for a minute who him in Pelinka did wrong to the blind guy. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So like he had a lot of big clans that he didn't really have a lot of people around him. He there's agencies that work as a team all agents are kind of lone wolves. Okay. Even if they're had a big agency. Yes, you're yeah. Thank you know, like maybe that's just how people like to work. I mean, I I've I've I like to write myself, and I can work collaboratively with an editor. Sometimes I have written stories with a co byline, I tend to be pretty good collaborative person. Yes. But it depends on if I respect the people I'm collaborating. I backed them. We're good. Yeah. But you know, I have I have to. I have after they, you know, it's not easy. Like if I don't respect him song. Good released. Agreed. So my next question is Kurt Rambis has been kind of lurking right in there all year. What does he do? What's his title, some kind of title? I know that he was sort of a liaison between the front office and the coaching staff last year. I think he was okay. Went on some trips last year. I think that he was I know he was on the coaching meetings. I don't think he was always in there. But right. It's definitely there are a lot. He's lurking. Yeah. But he'll title his title senior basketball advisor. Yeah. Okay. That's title show. He's had a job at the front office before. Okay couple. And if you look at his resume he had a assistant GM title once at one point eight years ago. So my question is can he potentially be back in the front office think so I don't I don't know if that's definitely happening how that happens, etc. But I think that is certainly a possibility. I mean, I I certainly think that's he's going to have some kind of role. Anyway, whether it's just the same title or an elevator title show. The only problem I would have with that. And I don't know Kurt medal. So I would just say that it looks like more of the same. Yeah. Laker family going back to the same. Well, yeah, he was on Phil staff for all those years. He was thinking had an associate head coach title at that point. He was the associate head coach with the Knicks under Derek. Phil. I think too. I think he had that title. Trying to look I know for a while. He was one of the highest paid assistant in the league. He was on staff says just as a system here, at least on this bio that I'm reading, but I mean, it could have been right? Absolutely. Definitely the latest sent right? He might have had an associate head coach title either way. He was well paid well compensated. Listen to, you know, so yeah, you're right. It's more of the same. It's from the same tree. The Knicks dot great in that regard. Yeah. Yeah. Going to the people that are piling on now. And look I'm part of that. Because I don't get what they're doing. It seems that it's like why are you just doing the family thing like get someone with a dissenting opinion in there? It's kind of like the supreme court, right? Yeah. Like they. All right. But someone has the dissenting opinion that they right? And I feel like that is healthy that's a healthy environment in that way. It works for the democracy. It can work anywhere else. Right. I generally think it's good to bring in fresh sets is agreed people who you've either never met before. But you have to decide if you can trust them, right? That that's a big thing. Right. I generally think that's a good thing. And it doesn't seem like that's what they're doing right now. Correct. And it's you have to wonder why that is. Yeah. I wonder every night. Okay. But they clearly heard bringing in someone from the outside in terms of coaching. Right. So that's another set of eyeballs. That's another worldview, right? I was told. I mentioned this yesterday that. Someone close to tie Lewis told him and not that he's gonna listen to this person based on that plays a mess. Don't do it. Oh, I think that's around the league. Yeah. Yeah. I think the same would be said for Monty Williams and Juwan Howard, anti Lou. But that's what people say great. I mean, like, well, if you're taking the kings job, you know, you had to think about that too. Now, they look better. But there's certain I mean, Phoenix anybody takes the Phoenix job gets the server stuff. What that means for the Lakers is is more. Like is it the same kind of people who don't think that Anthony Davis who don't want Davis or Paul George traded there or do you really have a problem? Have you turned into the sons the Knicks? The the the vacuum around the like, you know, there's there's a certain, you know, in terms of ownership. There's like top-five odor's in the league bottom five owners in the league. And everyone else kind of in the middle. Are you one of the bottom five right now? I mean, it kind of feels that way. I mean in terms of franchise, stability, culture, etc. That's what the rest of the league would have is saying. But does that mean that's true? Or does that mean is that competitive advantage? Like, let's kick the Lakers when they're down. Right. You have to kind of figure out what it is. All right. We'll get back to the Lakers, but coming up next I want to get into weeknight Shaw's night. Yeah. Bellinger, knee thing. I don't think typewriters and going yard. He went jock off. He's a charcoal. Their Gile jock off. Okay. Hit a jock all jock Peterson. Yeah. This is a family show. Giorgio we've got that. And then I've got serious questions about Katie as opposed to non serious about eighty mama Momo's year, the Sodano show stick around. We're back in four minutes. ESPN LA so down show here on ESPN. LA mama Momo's here. Hey, would it would be? So we've got some things we're gonna put the Lakers thing aside for a few minutes. We'll get back to them. Trust me. There's plenty to dissect there, including something exact low said recently, but. Let's talk about Puig. I was in the car. Yeah. Okay. I just left the show. I turn on the dodger game because it's Kershaw. We write all this stuff. That's happening. And he hits the home run. Yep. And honestly, I fist pumped in the Carter. Yeah. I did. I decided for him. I mean, look. He's like he's my countrymen. Right. When it was born in Cuba. But I'm Cuban right? So there's that so and I just think he's fun. Right. So I was wondering now in in the car, I couldn't tell what the reaction was stadium because it's a little muffled, and it's AM radio. It's crackling. Yeah. But I watched the video when I got home and the audience did the right thing they were super into him hitting the home run it had to feel weird for Kershaw because now cheering for the other guy. Yeah. So, you know. I I just kind of I'm with you on plea. I was always a supporter, but I also know that we don't have to live with him every day, right? We don't have to work with them everyday and us as like baseball people and people who just like personalities stars. And all that like is very different than having a work in and count on somebody. Yeah. Look, he that's hard. You've got to count on somebody who's late in very like was very on brand. He was laying at it care about that. Yeah. To me. That's like, you know, that was very on brand whatever. But at this point, he feels really betrays I mean, he didn't even want to meet with them to get his NFL championship ring. Right. There was that that was the other part of that story that him and turn award route the hidden cage hitting in the batting cage. When they when they could when they when everyone else was getting their ranks when Alex wood and Matt Kemp, we're getting there. I mean, that's the there's some there's some bad blood there. Right. So I don't want to hold him being late the press conference against him. I wouldn't have done it. Because I think it's like take the higher. Always be classy. But here's the thing about Blake. It is so frustrating when you work with somebody who is incredibly talented and waste their talent. That's almost one of the most frustrating things outgrew because you look at them, and you just go. Oh my God. You could be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Well, I didn't just say that sports radio. Yeah. Is littered with people like that. Like there were. I mean, I'm a sports radio nerd, yeah. So in the in the nineties, and like the dawn of sports radio there were a lot of those guys lived in the wild wild men. And yeah, I mean, go back to the stories like I'm choosing the Howard Stern movie. Right. Like dimas? You know, there was enough about him. So it's like, yeah. Like, I get it. There are a lot of people who who are very towns. I'm sure you came up with a lot of towns at writers who just couldn't work in a specific conscientious. Yeah. And I feel like you know, he is he's a puzzling guy. He's a tough guy to deal with. Okay. He and I always had a really good relations. He was now lay a key. And he would he would talk honestly with me about things sometimes when I'd see him. And then there'd be times I'd show up. And it was like he knew I was waiting for him. I was doing a story. They told him. I was doing this working. I just needed five minutes, and he would just like blow ya bright. It was like Kate plea. What's going on? Like, you know, if on cross who was his agent at the time, it was working with his agent at the time who any Moda at the they would like head told him. Yeah. Ramona's gonna come see you before the game talked. Nope, wasn't around wouldn't do it. And it was nothing against me. It was just the guy was really stubborn, and really moody, and really moody and really selfish. Okay. That's the word selfish. So you you know, I see you at this poker tournament. I'd seen with kids. He loves kids. He was grading the communities. She like he was he was like a good person and a lot of ways, but he also could be like extremely selfish and really hard to deal with. And there are times like George like, you know, K last week is a good example. I had. Really committed to do Mason and Ireland on Thursday. My entire week up blown up after magic step down. I slept like two hours one night. And then I had to go home and be mom one or two hours the next. I mean it was rough. So by Thursday, all I wanted to call in back. Okay. You just get a cabinet thirty. I mean you call one out of the bullpen. I mean, there's two of them. There's a lefty there's a writer. Yeah. They're both bald people. I mean, can you just get a cabinet can Thursday? But you know, what you just have to show up. You'll say you're going to do it. Did it you show up and you just do it. And whatever you sleep later. It's fine. It's like week doesn't do that. Right. There's a part where you just kind of have to be a pro you'll have to just like say, I am going to, you know, make this. He just gets selfish. He gets in his own place. He's not to supplant about things and here, and they're like my experience within that one time when I'm doing story in every single person who was helping you know with his agency as saying you should talk to her. She's doing, you know, any still won't do it. Frustrating for me. Yeah. That's once. Right. Imagine having that all the time. Yeah. And your teammate and you're actually on the same team with him. But he did hit that home run. Yesterday was pretty awesome. Yeah. And we have some extensive exclusive reaction from UCLA after hitting that home run. I winning you know. So there's that no one. No this show has that. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. Yeah. No other show has I was happy for him. Apparent that'd be funny yet, soap, you he was having more. I want to hear more flake left week. I see you soon baby. You know, what we soundbites are kind of like VIN Scully on the dodgers broadcasts like he's still there 'cause they still play the time for dodger baseball, and they're still Vince voice. All the time. He's getting here for a long time so Kershaw despite that. Yeah. Pitched very well. Okay. Got through seven innings right up the two runs. And then we had the jock off later on you. I'm selling that one. You don't think you know, know, everything's gonna work. Yeah. That catching on you're listening to kiss being. Hey, thank you can say that. And there's no way I ever would. George can say things like that. Well, they want to in a row, and that's. They want to and around. So that was after they had that horrible series and six last week one in six the entire week less. I thought it was to me as much as it was awesome. That we hit the home run about kershaw's game was the most important thing that came. Yeah. For sure there's no question. I shall look like he can still pitch that he still has something left. Well, he mixed up his pitches before the game yet ought about how or I guess the day before he talked about. How stubborn he'd been over the years developing other pitches now now because he doesn't have the velocity. Yeah. That he wants had he has two and particularly the changeup is something he's working on and he's been working on. And he's good. Look. It reminds me a lot of an I'll give Keyshawn credit for the app. Does. He said this years ago that personality wise, he reminded him a lot of Peyton Manning and now much like Peyton Manning. Yeah. He had to kind of you know, develop other aspects of his game. Peyton was always. Very accurate, but he had to become even more accurate because he lost zip on the ball. And we used to joke about Payton's ducks that he would throw. But those ducks would get there at the time. You know what I mean mart? Yeah. So you have to go back and kershaw's history. And remember that when he came up Greg Maddox was on the team. Right. And you know, I'll let me let me read you a quote, I went back in my Momo archival. Okay. So in September of two thousand thirteen I went and spent a week in Miami with the dodgers when they were playing down against the Marlins to do a quick story. And I cut Kershaw at the time, and it was kind of talking about how similar Kershaw complete where in terms of natural ability like Kershaw was like made to be a pitcher, right? He's just a pitcher and same thing with. He's just incredible natural ability and Kershaw says my trying to kind of get his read on plea. And this is probably the most he's ever said on it. But I I did my Momo thing where I like, you know, I know what you're thinking. Make you tell me. In Kershaw says I talked to some of the older guys who are on their last few years. And you never wanna look back and say what if? Then he says if week his talent is unmatched he's one of a kind. I think it's a combination of a lot of things why he is the way he is. And I feel like they're working for him to certain extent. However, he goes about his business off the field or before the game doesn't really matter as long as you perform for me. I can't not do stuff and perform well he can show up and play the game. That's him. In other words. It's the niece. In other words, you can go do all your stuff field and still play. I can't do that. I'm not able to just do everything that you do. Yes. Yell and then later he continues his talent is one of is one of a kind as far as I've seen. I hope it lasts. Right. That's kershaw. I don't wanna be the guy at the end of my career who looks back and says what if I don't want to write a little bit. Yeah. Yeah. Shucks got a little bit of that. Like as a mazing show was a top ten player in the league. If I would have been in shape, he could have been better. Would if I would learn to make free throws, right? Should have. I would have focused on that. It's no different than like the person. Yeah. We all grew up with the person who can literally walk into school. Take the test not need to study all that much and just walk in and get as there are people who are just that naturally gifted at stuff. And then there's people that have to do all the lay work and study and cram and do all the stuff, and they have a a method to their madness. Yeah. And that's kershow, and I think Kershaw actually both. He's he's a mix of book. So Chris came into league. And he was a great pitcher. But he had to learn from Connie cod and Matic's and some of the other pitchers that he came up with a pitch and he developed that slider like he came up. And it was you know, the. The he was the curveball guy. You had a fastball curveball, and that's what he did the hook. And then he developed that slider. And the slider took him to another level. And then he figured out how to prepare himself, and then he figured out how to you know, he has he's like religious about his routines. Right. Much much like pay difference. I would say is I think Kershaw is. How would I describe this? Have you ever heard Peyton Manning described as kind of a jerk as anyone ever said that to you? If you've ever heard seen that I haven't seen it. So I think Kershaw can be a jerk sometime. Okay. And needlessly. Look, I think he gets so focused on his routine anything against it anything that breaks him of that that he can turn into a bit of a jerk. But I've never seen Peyton go that far right now that's kind of part of Kershaw. Right. I don't think he is a jerk, but he can be one because I make sense. Yeah. And I also think there's probably the difference in the way the sports are covered. Right. Like you can literally walk into the clubhouse before the game. And you can get that reaction. Where's the football? You're not allowed to talk to those guys, you know, but once a week, and then of course after the game, and that's the end of it. So I think that maybe Peyton had some of that stuff. But we didn't see it. Yeah. We insider people didn't talk about it. Yeah. Let's go to the phones here because you wanna talk about Terry. Go ahead, Terry. Now, here's my issue with you. I'm tired of people never been hearing. Obviously he's another team. Now acting like everybody has to be the same Mike. Why why is my teammates trying to tell me how? Well, I agree with you. I'm on your side when we did purgatory that was kind of my reaction my response. Yeah. Hearing this will he has to be like this week says will Kershaw on these you miss by Bumgarner in the postseason, exactly. I I hear you too. Because that's where I was on we, and, but I think it's deeper than that. I think it's more about just like sometimes when he gets in his peak things, it could be rude to people it can be as respectful can be like it's not just showing up late or hustling or or using two hands to catch a fly ball. I say this more than that. I know what you're saying. Because I'm with you. I always want to let be plea. That's why he's so great Terry Terry before you answer. Let me let me interject here. Because I at times, I'm very. I because Hispanic people have this. Okay. And I can speak to this. And particularly Cuban people like him and me we at times have a problem with tone. Yeah. And I think that tone, even though it's not meant in a way that's disrespectful in the, you know, I don't view it disrespectfully other people who aren't from that culture can view it that way. And I think that those prisons get crossed. And that's where you have these problems and baseball presents these unique problems because of that. So I I'm with you, Terry. But I think that that's where the problems lies that you have these different kinds of people coming from all these completely different types of backgrounds. Yeah. Every time I go into WalMart now like the cashier tone. Man, people got you know, I mean people have different different situations in their life. And unfortunately, sometimes promoted people can't always be professional. It's unfortunate. That's just the world that we live in. Well, and he also came up and thank you. And I know this is going to sound like I'm making a lot of excuses for him. But I've said this repeatedly over the years is that he grew up in a country that was trapped in the nineteen fifty. Yes. Like, you couldn't get on the internet. Right. When he was growing up like I when I did the store in him when he first came over, George he. You know him in a role, aroma Chapman. We're on the same kind of team until Puig was Puig. Was there and Chapman told me? I remember talking to him when he came through LA. He said I was in Cuba, and I never found who's the L do gay Orlando jaundice CIA that was one of their their heroes. And they'll do Kate leaves and goes to the Yankees and those face never heard what happened to him. Right. Like, they didn't know he went on and won the World Series. Right. Light hitched. Really? Well, right. You are isolated from the world from the world. And like he like, I think there's a whole cultural understand that people. Don't realize plea even told me he let me read you a quote, okay at night when I'm sleeping in my house. It's God on my right eye. And he says that he pulls his right eye and the devil on my left eye. My eyes are wide open. I never closed them because I don't want anyone to come. Take me. If I close both is devil might come looking for me with a hatchet. And I don't want that happening. No, no, no. So let let me explain some of that on the other side. We'll do that. And I still have these very serious thoughts about Kevin Durant. Here. We have to get to the very serious thoughts of Kevin Durant. We'll get to that. But I want to explain that. I know a little further there's a cultural understanding that he says something like that. I'm like, I can't understand what you mean by. So I can explain that means in just a second around. We're back in four minutes Sodano show. Mom almost here. ESPN LA.

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Nfl's on the resin fellow is on the horizon full house in here. Pretty lvn full house in here pretty soon. We're working on some things. Hell yeah hell. Yeah so your hot yeah. Mariners didn't come home today. But that's i mean. I've found that when you just right you gotta ride a team out in the series mariners. Plus again today. Logan gilbert was going and then yeah they didn't come through today but mariners plus a half man. It's been a hell of a bed all season long. So i took a bunch of one that already started under four and a half pirates in milwaukee bottom five to one. We're close to make sure no one's on base known base went out get game. That just started. I took the padres in oakland. Bottom one so i don't know if you jump on that live odds and super they are oakland ended up getting plus a half five there. It was minus one seventy but they still move to plus a half because the padres kicked. The shit out of oakland might know today. Oh really yeah. Because i have them as the favourite the app it they were the favorite ever reason they were i. Five plus a half. It moved to minus one seventy be mariners. Well can't do anything right now. Know sorry sorry. Who oakland the right. Now you can get first-half oakland's minus one forty eight so definitely moved quite a bit On that one. I took the under in that one with muss grove and Montas frankie montas. One of those guys so inconsistent the next one doesn't start till seven o'clock so we're gonna you say one of those guys just in general feels like one of those guys i. I had a tough time picking a side with the under. Yeah because of moscow's come around correct when he gets hot utah. Also does i also take no i thing and all those to you know if i'm going to take on there i'm going to ignore. I sitting run for sitting. I mean draw. Draw their your. Let's not be. Don't get greedy. Don't get greedy okay. Sorry dealing with the guest thurgau four ten for ten. Yeah we'll we'll show with guests. Is that right. The was that israeli their time. Did you push back. He pushed back to. Maybe it's not all on. Well i will. Have you talked to him when he gets a. We'll tell they can't do this anymore. Time is times. If you're not all the time. What are you not on the show man how you doing back there. Hey i'm doing pretty good tiny awesome man. I love when you're doing pretty good. Yeah just waiting for ryan kraus's to come through wind. Golden the shop put at i minus three forty. He's it modest nine fifty now. Yeah throw in a couple of pilots. He's the last leg of those cash. I did not actually no win. The event was. But i like the line that i got it. Have you seen the twitter account. Chance to account who's been tagging us over the last few miranda on he's always started cash newsboy giving themselves this day. They're start to hit the grass. That was a lock. That guy is very very good. Just a slow starter. That's the only reason you didn't win. The he's terrible out of the gate tomorrow night. Usa verse australia men's basketball usa's minus twelve. That's a semi us. It's a little high of line. I thought tony. I'm not gonna play that one taking australia. No i'm not austrailia because my rules on the olympics are i can only bet on usa. But i do have a usa parlay that is going to be the four by one hundred winner tonight which is usa minus two twenty and then katie nag goatee. I think it's how you say her name And she's going to be the pole vault winter. She's a plus one twenty-five she's from the usa. She's the favorite here and that parlay is that a plus two twenty seven. I love that one. Wake up in the morning and see that cashed so are you. Where's the four by one atom. Not seeing it the four by one. It's supposed to be tonight at ten thirty. I think measured women's The men's tonight at ten thirty. Usa's modest twenty. Yeah i do have a little bit of a worry about the jamaicans but you saying bulletin on the squad anymore. So i don't think we're going to get hawked down. Should be all right pretty big favorites there. What do you think. I'm doubling down on brazil. I'm not okay gold medal winner. Give you bet this do not do. Don't do money line go down. Find gold medal winner. Brazil is modest one. Eighteen against spain rich are listens. Gonna fuck get. I mean the cup. Yeah this is still win gold. Yeah don't take the ninety. No do not do not new click on brazil plus 165 go down to the bottom says gold medal winner. Click on that brazil minus one eighteen double dab for gold glory for brazil or gold gore for brazil and gold and gold. When this is that game all that saturday seven thirty we talk about. It's like a nice little. Epl preview the woman's tomorrow night candidates sweden taking your country. I mean i'm going to but it's not a smart battling their plus four ninety guests not. It's a home or yeah we don't we don't we don't really do that. It's a sprinkle. it's spring duar. Girls have to play for the bronze. We can't just tap out. I don't think so no matter day. They play usa Mice one forty money line against australia. Women's yeah thursday four am. Let's see if they have any pride some people out there bring him at all people saying they might not even really doesn't does people don't know mitt watch it watch it. Let's go to the phones. Go the false just saying they need. Some younger met justin from jersey. What do you got going on. Don wildcard lately going to get kicked off the air justice. Not you just good okay. I have a question for a before. I get into some place now if you go look at some usa basketball tonight. What's player double performance. Would you think possible for usa. So we'll get. I league one match day. I have Ps psg money line The on w chance. Monaco moneyline rennie's double chance lily. Double chance i mean lillies money line is wrong. And then audio. I got a arsenal double chance man. United chance chelsea moneyline liverpool money. Line man city look money line and then for tonight i have no money line or orlando city double chance rebels chan's nyse money line at columbus crew. That you can't do that what just happened. He'll bet every favorite in every league double chance and it's lil show some respect to league lil. How much so hold on. Hold on a second and you're nice kid. You're a good kid. Good good. I'm gonna go to the just goes. I remembered some of us. Was he saying man. You double chins. Yes so he. He was one hundred. Yes i'm guessing. He was just parlane. Every favorite to double jets. I'm guessing that was the game marla. Well we don't give out minus seven hundred here. Unfortunately i would to. Why would love to give out minus seven hundred winners every chelsea money. They're mice four fifty sprinkle on justin. I love. I love what you're doing. I respect it when he said lily. What kind of show would we'd be. Would we be if we're given out minus eight hundred lily unless their futures. I guess come on. You do have picks when you want to give them thursday. Yeah yeah because epl epl's until next weekend. I do have someone's. I've mentioned before that i would jump on now. League starts next weekend to athletico madrid. Money line mice. One twenty five against celta-vigo. I would jump on that. I don't think that's stays there for that. Long syria doesn't start till twenty first bundesliga on the thirteenth oriented Here we go again. It's pretty radley. Well set a thirty five leg parlay. Everyone was mayes. Five hundred or longer shorter. I don't know that's tough. Oh wow he was just reading off the list of favorites. I did happen to take a look at these Popular parlays on fan to a for the usa. Game and kevin durant and damian lillard fifteen plus assists combined is plus nine hundred. I like that. You think they're gonna have fifteen plus assists combined. So i could be job. Yeah it's nine hundred so it's a it's definitely a sprinkle but i like that one right now since we're on it k. d. and patty mills a combined for fifty plus total points plus two fifty. Patty mills just signed with the nets. Yeah i did hey k. D patty mills for sixty plus points is plus eight fifty television now that now you're while i was thinking about that one team. Usa and salvini each to advance the finals. Plus one thirty usa should get their against. I believe it's france favored by what two and a half who should be again. Should be lucas lucas back. My star heard. I mean france. They play with a lot of pride. They do viva la france. All right spelled m. mikhail it could be michael. The mckim mchugh. What's up when they say the first time on a show hammered don and my boy dumpy. He's nice on. Mlb day but i primarily. I know england didn't take it home but you know he's going to take the title home this year. I mean for next season liverpool. Of course anfield all the way but for tonight can communicate angels. I five and that's probably it. Thank you michaela play. No problem good guy. I like mikhail. You like liverpool to win at all. Ben dykes back. It's huge there. I'm not here pictures. They lost genie a liberal. Five hundred to win. Yeah the mice one fifty five favorites man city. I believe signed jackie. Big ask to the grayish eight might start to. I don't think he will that man city. Tv's stacked chelsea's plus four seventy plus nine dollars. I would sprinkle chelsea as well last plus five daza. We're gonna put it. In plus six thousand tottenham half to go spurs go. you suppose. They're talking tough week. One against city. He also talked about a little bit of baseball. So we'll get into that. Yeah one of my game. Picks tonight is the angels. I took them minus the half Because right now let me find the correct line. This was minus one sixty this morning. They are now one seventy eight. Yeah first-half so. I laid the half. Let me see god at laying the half angels off minus one twenty two. Yeah i mean i like. I took him money line. But i would lay the half. Feels like that's what you're going to do. Many of these lines tonight or minus one and a half. it is tough on me on a certain app. Yeah you put in accidentally put as the rangers that dot correctly that is not accurate the love movement for that would have been a disaster. I do not like the texas rangers tonight. I don't think anybody does hold on. Let me give you some reasons. Why here i just gotta fuck and change my bed here. Colby alard yeah this to a nine with a five point two three. He's given up in consecutive games here. Seven-run seven runs five runs. Four runs five rounds and he has not gone past the fifth inning. Yeah it's gotta be the angels has to be the angels tonight. Tony has to be taken away from your wife. Spread minus twenty to minus a half angels. There you go a disaster. I hope i didn't do that. Like in my actual bets. That would be even worse. That'd be even worse a situation that we do not want even worse. Let's go to another baseball before we move on just so you know i can collect myself here there. You're rich is what are you got. 'em a. Dan sat out copy for being hotter than two squirrels. Fucking amazing shot up. We appreciate you. Thank you sir. So if you look at the atlanta braves the all star break. They have alternated wins and losses. Every day we have the trend would say bet the cardinals tonight and dope. But you watch that team. The new look braves. I'm telling you hammer. They're about to get hot and they're about to take the lead in the division. Hey thank you rich. Just they are only two games back. I believe it was a mess. Now there's a couple teams had to lead them. The divisions that aren't looking great mats are one of them. yeah. I'm fading the math right now. Those ocsar pinch potentially other bosox are in a. They can't hit they. Ten saint louis smiley versus hap- good. I i couldn't pick one of these two. I wanted to take the braves. But i cannot. I can't bet on fuck andrew smile. I can't on juice miley or jay. If the braves were getting plus half. I would have thought about it. But i'm not i'm not. I can't take the braves jay i start with. The cardinals will see if transferring to the national league helps them at all did not help leicester last night at christmas tree. We said we couldn't take them so. Yeah it's a. Stay away from me tony Calling from indiana. What do you got baseball tonight. What else boyd. Good you doing great. Last night i was out the reds games. Sweating out the first five money. Line between about two thousand gray So tonight i was on the padres as i five under with you. I am also on drew smiley tonight. I size money line. And i'm also on guy. Oh it is no longer gausman. Its allies would same thing Okay hold onto that. That pump the brakes done. Where are you seeing fell. Sorry that's only go gassman on fan. Do they still have gasman on espen. Let me fo- can score. Let me put in the. What do you mean score at. Scorch scorcher scorcher never lies. Kevin gosper latest either. I still got gassman on here. What's going on all right. Well let's do. This is alex wood and you can get the giants at a decent number. I will take this tonight. Tony did not take this tonight. But i will not lay did not like i'm not gonna lay minus half with the way gospel been going. No fucking struggling dude. You would have to lay right now. What is it ninety. Six with the half. Oh with the how they got they just change. It would on hold on i five. It's not it's one sixty four game so it'll probably be something similar to that. I will take that giants. Yeah mice one seventy or or less. I will take the giants there with alex would go on. I don't like Out he's decent. I just don't see the giants i mean. The giants with cueto burned us last night. Tony but the lineup they put out. Did you see that. Yeah they didn't know crawford. So alex no yes. Alcs word is gone. Bad outing last game had a good evening good adding before that bad before that. He's he's kind of going back and he's doing a bit of a yoyo here. Zigzag he's due for a good start. I just don't see the basket and the giants twice in a row can't have it won't have can't have it absolutely zack out. So i didn't even really look at this game because of the line earlier Zack has given up to seven. And one and his last three starts He's home splits. Much as better at home. Obviously d-box are better at home. I'm going to stay away from it. But i wish you the best of luck. Absolutely don't i'm on. I'm on Let's roll through a couple of others here. Harvey matt harvey and town. If you guys have paid attention what matt harvey harvey has gone dealing. Do six up zero six zero zero six innings giving up zero in his last three starts. Have you seen what tions been doing. Recently as well he went five zero seven giving up one five zero six giving up to seven given up one. I took the under and i got it at five and a half here at minus one forty. Ooh i five. So i went under five and a half. I five here yanks in orioles you doing anything. I can't do it i wanted. I almost pulled the trigger on orioles. Plus half hot harvey's do for for harvey united feels essentially. Yeah i can't do it. Philly in washington chase anderson and paolo espino. You didn't take this game. Did you know. I'm not touching. Jc misha versus stephen matt's toronto's a huge favourite. Yeah i'm not laying. Mines one and a half i five. With steve and matt's erode casey mayes bosox in detroit. I don't like detroit's momentum. Red sox don't casey mayes isn't terrible and you don't know what you really gonna get from either of these pictures. But i decided i don't know if there's dominance take the half tone you stay on. Yeah i believe red sox got enough to go and right now. I don't need to pile on by faith in them. Carrasco and zach thomas and go for the mets in miami. Tonight i took the under four and a half didn't have a bad. I start back zach. Thomson's been pretty good all year. So i just decided with these teams took the under. Yeah i'm taking the marlins plus half your donate that. Because i just i don't know i don't know what this mets team is. And every time. I seem to bet on it. Smacks me in the mouth sack. Thompsons been decent all year long. So i'll take the half on the home team smiling. Happy talked about we're staying away Shohei versus gl alar award. La in texas. I'm lane half or did you early enough that it was a good number minus one sixty this morning. I'll take the money line. I five k. carlos hernandez in g lito. casey in chicago. Lay fucking big number here if you want. I decided to take the under here in this one. Do four and a half Di lido has been good hernandez has he went six and gave up zero last game the game before that. It was bad but the couple before that he was good. I don't know this is my least favorite. Probably other night but i took under four and a half year. I'm staying away from this woman friend. That's probably that's probably smart. I'm probably not not the right here. Alec mills versus john gray. Yep chicago colorado. I didn't catch it early enough. I didn't wanna lay one. Seventy with john gray so i'm back in the rockies again at home as a favorite i love it i love it. I wouldn't went that way. The cubs odor in sherzer. Juiston at la stayed away. Yeah i'm not laying minus one and a half older easy a few games ago. I probably would have taken plus one and a half but not now you give some. Mlb picks for tonight tonight. Tonight for tonight. Okay today tonight today tonight. I the bucks. And brewers i five hundred bingo padres and athletics i five under. We're in the top second zero zero. So if you still want to jump on that potentially can't go under five and a half orioles and yankees with taiwan and harvey tigers plus a half get socks the under four and a half in mets and marlins mine. It's a half with the angels an under four and a half with royals and white sox not my favorite bet of the night there. You you tony. Under here buddy. All i five marlins plus a half angels money line rockies money line and giants money and that's the ball golf keep it go now hits wednesday so we welcome to hammer dot one of if not greatest golf handicapper or this planet has ever seen you check them out at cut. Mega pod dot com. Check out the cut a pot. Our good friend mike. You're gonna what's up. How are you. I i i got a guy we're talking about. Today's even hotter than mad harvey. So this is going to be a good leak. Pu lu used as in baby holy used his time. Why do you say that. Because he's never one of us. This is louise's week. He's ease number one in the model. He's he's coming in and amazing form. This is louise week. He's he's one of the hottest bumpers on tour. I love it this week. I'm so stoked. Louise i went in america. Okay did he. I in tokyo did not okay. I was to say. Are we fading guys. Who made the trip back from tokyo. This week are playing in the us. Just because jetlag and all that fun weird. A third of the field played in tokyo. Dude okay. i mean there's only sixty six guys and a third of the field played in tokyo so that's obviously insane so it's gonna be hard to fade a third of the field but i want to play. I didn't play on any our. It's on guys who did play so far. So that's going to be some live spots. We may take. Yeah like we always talk about how we get a good price on imbibe. We'll talk about that here in a minute but no there's no no pre pot rights. I took a guys who played in the olympics. Okay see that's what i'm talking about dot angle. We're gonna boost. Have you seen the boost on. Haven't tell me it's kapka more cau- speak to finish as top american okay. What's the price. Sorry i should have told you that it was plus. Ten is now plus two eighty. No i like that. I mean i mean kept because the favourite right yes Nfl win then you could win. Louis could win and kept exhibit seconds to win. That bet absolutely so. Yeah brooks is. The favourite more cowboys has the second shortest odds followed by zander jordan. Spieth justin thomas dustin johnson. Oh so it's an. It's the invitation last weekend so we don't we don't have a full field and we don't have a cut which i believe i heard is good for certain players. It is sure you bet. I mean it's always good zander's softly but coming off the gold metal. It's going to be hard to play him. You just talked about so Zander always plays well in these types of events. But i'm not. I'm not going to be on him this week. louis start with him and louise the guy For me at the top twenty two one of a twenty two one. Here's really interesting guys this week. There's it's it's gonna be tougher than normal week. Lead time russsian courses where you got holes with over twenty percent verdy rates. There's only one par-four with better than a twenty percent. Verdy rate you gotta score on the par-five this week par five's very gettable. You got gotta birdie these par-fives believe it or not of all the studs in this field. That number one golfer and par-five scoring the last twelve rounds. Louise stays really though like five foot. One guy versus kept good. Dj all these other notes. louis state. Now what would you say some of us. That don't trust louis to close it out on sunday. I would say twenty two one taking your and be ready to bet. His opponents down the stretch live. Are there any long shots that you farther down the board that you like this week couple guys that are i also met. Dj twenty one guys. Augustine saint price on dj And then i'm gonna look till i bet kapka. He's i'm still leader now. I think i bet you not picked up a club since the open championship. I sincerely believe that and honestly now if you can get him you know. North of fifteen one live fire kept guy can see him camacho's seventy on day one and then finished tournament. Twelve hundred right so take a look at kept alive. Boy this is. This is my biggest bomb. I think ever had on your. I've played jim her minute. Five hundred to one. Oh jimmy herman jimmy herman and listen to this. You gotta be accurate this week. Jimmy herman you gotta shop around but you can find him at five under the one and i put one hundred bucks on for the big her. He he jeff. He has the second longest odds in the entire tournament. Correct correct. I got him nine to one long. I bet him five hundred to one to win. The here's the thing. This is a short course. Driving accuracy really matters. And the last twelve rounds. He is i in fairways gain. I jim herman pay that. He usually loses strokes putting he's gave stroke putting four weeks in a row. Like if there's ever it's time to take a yellow on her boys this is it our. Hey and by the way people are figuring it out too because armies down to three hundred twenty two one on fan. He's he's gonna be he's gonna play Again especially like you play on top twenty. I think you can them plus money but like plus one six years something on top forty. There's only sixty six guys in the field so take. Gimme gimme hurry. Plus one sixty top forty two. I'm betting on our talking. I'm going down to does what. I'm betting on all the way across the hair now. Dfl who cares. Now we're talking. That's hey that's an angle. That's an angle that i like. Top forty plus money when the fields only sixty some guys any grades out in your model pocketbook jack. That's the angle dot stangl any any. Dfs guys that you like. Besides louis dj. Herman we've talked about be really low on this week because he super expensive in. Dfs who's Is is more cow oak and these guys are tiny they're really small greens. And we know you gotta be able to hit lasers in a small grains. Nobody does that better and more cal again. Another week romina. Look to play him live. Okay not if he he gets in the right spot greg at the right price to play him live and then lastly matchup wise. I'm fading fill and fading read 'cause he's been flying all over the globe and i'm fading price in because he's i i enjoy those first two. We had phil on patch today and he was a goddamn treat. So why are we saying phil. Oh no. he's fills always a tree. I think the problem is is the price relative to with his game. Right now right i mean it just has everything to do with the price. Nothing to do with phil. Phil's probably the most entertaining human. There isn't a world of golf. It's just the the price relative to where is that. He's the guys fifty years old right. He had a great run. But i'll still take young buffs against build for the right price that makes sense that makes complete sense. Let the people know how they can subscribe your tech service in about the podcast. Please sir so record a special podcast this week. Dale jeff german from the west gate on That was a lot of fun man. He's a ton of fun to watch the top golf with trump to ton match ups on the pod this week. So we'll check that out to cut maker pod you can find us on twitter that make pod dot com or on spotify tunes and then you get you can subscribe to our tech service. Just text the word. Golf eight five five pod and you'll get all the plays we make all the live plays week. Which is where the money's at the parlays we've got we did zander win gold men. Us men's national team to win gold parlay. We're live on that one so a lot of fun things going on guys and it's it's great all the hammer. Don guys who joined. It's been awesome so we appreciate everything you guys do. And we'll keep rolling. Hey thank you. Jeff have a safe drive home. We'll talk to you next week. Fellows seaman guy jeff. Good guy he invited me to cause that pod with them listening. I was too busy unfortunately long day. Yeah that'll happen. One of these times. I will his cohost. Who is jonah from veep. Not sure if you've ever seen veep joanna from veep julie dreyfuss oh guess he's doing hollywood stuff. He's back back into the mountains of europe so needs co host from next couple of weeks. I said. hey jess you know me. I stink not today. Not today not i did did you. Did you get on on jim. Herman thirty two. Yeah so these big firms always. I mean my book. Listen he's probably not gonna win. J what do you think about big. But i know zero about big her but if we can get him still on stewart cink this week first round winner no alter though maybe oh impulse or listen if he thinks herman top forty plus money all you got to argue it beat twenty guys. Come on her missy. What is taught for her hayes plus one sixty you all. We need her need much. Thank you cut. Mike got a couple more calls. Joey from california. What do you got going boys i. I know dumpy saying he didn't like this yesterday. But i got rangers. I five team. Total under one point five otani. Five of his last six kept the opposing team. Under one point five in the first five. The only one was the game at yankee stadium where it was like seven runs in the first inning and then this weekend in the esl championship. I got sheffield united money. Line of verse birmingham city minus one. Twenty birmingham city finished eighteenth last year in the championship with a minus twenty four goal differential and sheffield just got relegated last season. The three teams that got relegated when three and no one match today one. That's really good information zone you should we'll what was the line there on sheffield. That's not bad not bad at all. You don't pay attention much lower league now. We got nigel nights comes on next week. Yeah get you get spread. Pretty thin when you bundesliga syria for merely lalita why they league is very smart of league to jump the gun here and starter week before the other leaks this martin. Burr smart I'm trying to look for. That's in the english championship league correct. Yeah command after sheffield. Yeah you get a modest one twenty five seat southampton just sold danny ings to age danny eggs. Things banks goals all the time they sold southampton sold asked and bill. Which means that. That's the money from jackie. Big cats what did he say. Baseball took rangers under one. And a half. I five i donate or was that four game. That's that's totally no way. That's tight number though. yeah. I don't Guy gets on home. There you go score update on one of my games the as one. Oh bottom of second. Poke news should take in the as you love. The as i know you love a big west big. Nfl esca the giant thought ride. The horse has been bribing all year. Stick with them guy on second with two outs. That the as left on probably twenty is in the first five innings last had bases loaded. I tell you what there's going to be back to back days. If they hold on buckles are up to one right now in the seventh. They've been minus two forty dogs both games yesterday. A bunch of long dogs one was that to the royals win. No cease pitch. Well ray ritual go back hate when that happens. Finally get off them now. He pitches good. He'll pull you back in the so the yankees won. That was not a dog. Phillies one will covered Toronto not a dog. Let me see him. Detroit detroit was a dog. Minnesota was the dog. Miami was a dog. Seattle is a dog pirates were dog atlanta. I believe was a dog. Colorado was a favourite. Ten data was a dog. Arizona was the dog in houston was a dog. They all one yesterday. Some of those were pretty big dogs massive dogs. There is no in between right now. You're either mass dog or not. You know what. I mean like almost every game. The pirates beat the bears again. Like you can't lay these two hundred. You can't do it well. You can't lay mice one and a half. I live you insane. Gave my what he got off. Got baseball guys first off amazon. I'll go on to give out Gave moran tv electric factory to Olympic that that. I cook the netherland field hockey and they fall japan baseball. The win both looking. Great right now. this fall tonight. Okay i got under in the white sox royal game. The white sox in the royals each of the last time they played all on under also riding the on your last night Do for the royals pitch. Ethan against the white sox last time then you got alito at home night game normally bill. Under those circumstances that's Currently on the padres full game. Unfortunately don on smiley. I five and fit for tonight. Thank you you look this his name. Gabe marines. W has a lot of people on smiley tonight. Did we get out of the a athletics. Padres going to three. Yeah a lot of people are plus half. I'd take the briefs i can't take money line. No no no no. No thank you sir. let's take a look at some. Mlb boosts for tonight no ufc. Bruce have yet so. I know you guys are all waiting for this. We'll be probably might have a weekend off because they're losing so much money ex. You're probably right. Yeah g. lido ensures her to each record. Seven plus strikeouts big propagate nafta astros can man yeah astros kin- otani record six plus strikeouts and record hit versus texas plus seventy. It was in the two hundreds. I probably would take it. I don't think of in take plus now. La angels in chicago white sox to win okay. Here's one that i right now. Yeah what's it boosted to plus one sixty so have you look at the angels and the white sox so it's plus one sixty day are both whereas the angels eight is our modest one eighty four. The white sox are minus. Two ninety. there should win. I'll take we're on a bus go. We gave you out our games earlier. Yes sir were on that. Post the boost last night. Oh art arsenal brentford is friday. Oh really yeah. Have real game or not friday next friday so it was them starting a week earlier. Yeah interesting gonna think back there pal. I just had the The usa lay of the usa Four by one team and the Long or high jumper sorry. The usa perla was going to say we hit the parlor. We hit the booze last night over the other strikes. I liked that good actually trying to think. Oh we have. Nfl football still tomorrow. There's cowboys are not bring a lot of people. I assume you can expect. Probably some of the same for the steelers steelers money law steelers money lie and i. If dewey's faulk instilling the ball around the yard. I know yelled yesterday that you have to bet this game. I don't know if i kid is. I feel like it's throwing away money. Tony for you is obviously just staring you right in the face. What do you mean the talked about yesterday. Yeah yeah you gotta take the under sony under. I'll take the steelers and i'll take the cowboys. Let's go sold bitch see. It's super daniela. You telling me right now. Cowboys steelers both signed me up me to ahmed. That'd be a good out in. La started how we finish we start. Let's go let's go. let's go. Let's go do to friday night lights on fox. It's back on netflix. Except i met. Jesus fucking head told jesus myth feel good about the bets do. That's which is a bad thing. What i feel bad things. Go well when i feel good. Things are the worst. China tried to just turn that feeling off. just look at it and just no field. This is it. This is what we got swat. We're playing with. i do i do. I do know that. I bet way too many league game for no reason because i have a winner already on the day under my belt and that always is a nice way to start the back as long as you get one on the board. Don't get skunked out there. We can't take you guys enough rollovers. At what seventeen. Fifty yes sir. Hashtag vandal hammered down. Hashtag fan hammered down rollover. Seventeen fifty there you go. Lil is still minus one forty. Let's not go back. Let's go forward. Let's go forward. Here's what else you. Yeah good luck. God us at hammer dad.

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Mason and Ireland (HR 1)

"This is the. Today's show better than yesterday show growl. I was not happy with yesterday happy the the. Yesterday this show I blame Sodano, but did the definitely played a role. The I would like to start today with a question if you don't mind and my question is not only directed at you. But it you Greg Bergman. Are you ready? I'm always ready. What is wrong with the two of you is that the lesson? Yes. If we that is the subject. Wrong with the wrong with our view yesterday. When it was announced that AJ Pollick is going to be out for what we think will be five months, Greg. You're up to it might be a little bit. Where did this timetable come from? There is no time to earth. No timetable who says it's five months. There were several reports yesterday saying that Bali could be out for as much as five it was five months in two thousand sixteen when he got this. Listen to Dave Roberts talk about this. And he'll he'll talk about the timetable. So the latest with AJ is he is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. And they are going to take up the hardware from plate. Whatever else is in there from his twenty-six surgery. So how it happened in Chicago bumped his arm hit his arm, his elbow? And there was a the Bursa. Infection was created. And so, you know, if it was if it was on his if he didn't have surgery, it's something that you can just treat with antibiotics, but the now when you're baking in the fact that there's hardware it's it's from pre surgery infection. So that's the point of going in there. And so tomorrow, the surgery to take hardware the structure of the bone is is fine as in a good place. So that's good thing. Far as recovery. We just don't have a time line right now. So five months just totally made up. No Clapper phone. This is a complicated as hell thing. First of all, he's yeah. He's an orthopedic surgeon. No, I'm saying without seeing x-rays and there's an infection. There's metal take out like, for example. Let me just put let me just throw something at you. So when I had all the metal put into my foot. The recovery. Time was six months if I would have had to take it out, the recovery time would have been two months, right? I chose not to ever have it removed. AJ pollick? Is now going to have to have it removed. Now, what is your question about AJ pollen? My question is what's wrong with the two of you. And in what respect I watched both of you yesterday on social media, try to make the argument that even after they announced this. Yeah. That Pollock is out from somewhere between what you say, two months. What rather reporters are saying five months, but with that you'd still rather have Pollock than I just don't want pre is an actual living being in play batting one seventy two and who was a constant clubhouse irritant who wins the desk by subtracts. You how big of an irritant is if they went to the World Series two years in a row. I mean seriously. I wanna go back. Go back to game two of the 2017 World Series in the Houston Astros. It was a play where Yasuko Puig was out of position that led to the Astros winning game to the dodgers might have won the World Series had Yasuko taken the time to look at his defensive alignment cartoon understand that without him. They may not even have don't you in there that Yasuko Puig is batting buck seventy two Abrek seventy two and he can play for the next three months. He's a major league player. With major talent. You're making an argument that a guy dishes traction slice of tragedy. It was a pain in the ass Turner, all but set it rise another guy that can play instead of week in this situation. And that guys Alex do go who is going is going to have a good enough years. Possibly be Wookey of the year. And we're giving days. Arby? So who's gonna play centerfield more than anyone else going forward, you go or do Bellinger? Okay. Yeah. So but Verduga was playing Verduga could've played in left field with plea. Right. But I mean, they've got an embarrassment of riches here. They've got jock Peterson whose among the league's homerun leaders with ten. They've got Alex Verdoux goes baton three forty two with nine eighty-five Opie s was two for four again last night. They've got Cody Bellinger. Who is Cody Bellinger? Okay. Are absolutely loaded in the outfield, and what they've eliminated is a distraction guy who a lot of guys in that clubhouse was revealed in the Andy McCulloch article were sick of him. It you can't argument the argument that he's a pain in the ass and he's gone, right? But I'd still rather have a guy who can contribute versus a guy who is on this shied for four. My was rather not have. Yeah. That just a hater. No. You're a hater and Europe cater. And they're and they're both better than have. No what? You're more tweet apologised at this. We. Okay. You give me a healthy Pollock and a healthy SEO you guys over I could take Paul instead who give me know AJ pug, none unavailable to play or week. Give me the guy who's available as not playing. Well at all. But Turner says the frustrating part is that if we was good and played good them. We would be really really really good. So everyone wanted him to be that player. He just didn't show up. Right. But he just didn't show jab. But that's that's sad. That's the that is a team captain saying we're done with it. Right. He actually said I didn't try hard enough in gun to survive in LA. It's natty says I never worked hard with the dodgers. Okay. I want your with the dodgers. You you want the guy that works hard or the guy that doesn't work hard? I want the guy who puts his numbers for not working hard. If he wasn't working hard and he still hit twenty home runs. I'll take known with plead. You get all of the behind the scenes clubhouse. You get all the showing up late. You got all the ignoring of the coaches and teammates you get all the mistakes on defensive positioning. You gotta one eighty four hitter. You got a guy who had more than twenty home runs in a season. Only twice. You got a guy who's averaged one hundred eighteen games played ear. He's not exactly the model of health. Right. But I'm telling you, he's look at his numbers over the last four years where you guys claim he was not trying you you're not dealing with any of the character stuff or any of the thing that the guys saying because I won't Dave ri- saying he doesn't want a guy who takes place off. Right. But I want results I'm looking at his numbers over the past four years. He had a five hundred slugging percentage for two years between seventeen and eighteen both years when they went to the World Series that doesn't percentage right now. Right. But it doesn't matter this matter. Wait a minute his career percentages, four seventy three. So he's going to revert to that at some point because he's having a bad month. You can't throw away. The fact that last year his percentage was four ninety four. Yeah. Lashari at twenty three high run. I the last year he twenty the year before that had twenty nine runs. I love take the fatty one home run. I am not a plea gator. I love the guy finished. So I could tell by the first segment your second is poker tournament last year plan in his next poker tournament, which is later this month in may he's a really good, dude. But he also when I hear guys like Justin Turner say now, we're done we're done with them. He was we were great when he was great. But he wasn't great. When I hear Dave Roberts say he took plays off. What I'm hearing is you're arguing number. And I'm arguing what he was doing inside that clubhouse and to that team. And by the way, there is, sir. Twenty and eleven right. And is that they're not they're not dying. You're absolutely ignoring the fact that with with this cancer who you say they do not want the been to the World Series back toback your heated something right game. Two of the twenty-seven, Henry Janssen. Blue games of the twenty blame kenley Jansen for that kenley Jansen is part of that. But had Yossi, oh, you're. That he played that ball correctly. Nobody chain and still blows the same. Oh, no. What do you not understand? When guys are pain in the ass. No. But I'm what I'm saying is give me the pain in the ass who puts up numbing pain in the ass. Great a given a choice between pain in the Asir. No pain in the ass. I take no pain in the ass. So you don't want. Lebron is I mean is LeBron page. Do you think he's a pace Kobe? Lebron Komi you think Kobe's a pain in the ass. Horsey? Kobe says he's a pain in the think those guys are paying Kobe exact words, I'm not easy to play with. I'm pain in the ass. If you're going to LeBron James, you think is a pain in the ass on says that about himself. He says I'm hoping Ron demanding does that's not what we was doing. He wasn't demanding Hobie raise pain in the rain in those is say, I don't guys. Guys, work hard. Maybe too hard Yoshio pig doesn't work hard enough. And in in the case of Dave Roberts says doesn't does takes plays off. He's so talented that if he's he's really he is he's a he's an average player, but wait a minute. He's an average play just made my point. He's an average player. Right. But who's a big pain in the app? He's a player. AJ Pollick is non existent for the next three to five months. You rather have Alex Verduga or yourself? Why can't I have both? You can't well because what's on this team right now which drug jock Peterson or Yossi up week? Gimme the guy who's third in the league at home runs. I rather have jock. I'd rather have Verduga have belly John. Ten minor in compared to two. Yes, he'll weeks. Well, jock is hitting the ball. Extremely well. Is right now. Right. Great in the world. He's improved the same way. Cody Bellinger, improved. Mason wants me you're being a prisoner in the moment. Mason once made the argument on this show that he'd rather of Yossi and Mike trout. When Yasser help week, and it's no it's ridiculous. If you look at how Yossi up we came onto the there was about ten minutes. I still I still think that is the single stupidest thing I've ever said in the history of the world wasn't a stupid as you know. I'll tell you. Why next? Hey, don't forget Friday. What time is Ramona coming on twelve thirty? Okay. Don't forget fry thirty. We are partying at El Torito in the city of orange which off the five at suited city drive or the fifty seven off Chapman. You can. Join us at El Torito for fiesta Friday, celebrating Cinco de Maya weekend. Happy hour every hour starting at six AM with morning show. Mason Ireland Sodano show happy hour specials. 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How about that rather have J Paul? Okay. So if you going by right now this moment were in the moment. And that means he is below replacement level. Right. So I would rather have a replacement player than we have been in that sense. Well, so yes, I don't want. I don't have any interest in anymore. He's not the type of player that will make this team better. He's a team that guy is going to make the clubhouse worse. He's going to make the actual play on the field. Defense. I'm day moved on from point. I'm happy. I I think you guys are not the only change the conversation of Pollick. Okay. Okay. So in twenty fifteen AG Pollock was considered one of the best young outfielder in base. Yes. Planted three fifteen twenty home or seventy six RBI, stole thirty nine base. Three sixty seven fly slugging four ninety eight. Oh PM. Since then Pollock has missed nearly all of the twenty sixteen season part of twenty seventeen part of twenty eighteen and now a big chunk of twenty nineteen in twenty sixteen broke his elbow in two thousand seventeen miss time with a groin strain last year. He missed a month and a half with a broken thumb right at what point? Do we go from injury? He's an unlucky guy. Who's had a couple of injury. Like this conversation. We always about Lonzo K Karan's has been in the league. Now two years each year. He's missed time with injury as played what fifty games this first year. And I think around the same the second year off look it up. Right. But the question is can Lonzo stand the quarterback? Can we ask the same question about Pollick sixteen? Did they trade for day g like somebody said on Twitter? Andrew Friedman, roll the dice on AJ Pollock and came up snake eyes that he wasn't going to get hurt. Again this year. Let's five-year deal. It's a long time for the last four years right hurting sixteen hurt and seventeen hurt eighteen her nineteen. This is a fair point. And this is one that I wanted to bring up I think what first of all AJ Pollick is under an unbelievably reasonable contract. He's making about ten million dollars. This is part of the reason why it's the Steph curry contract, they got Steph curry for eleven million dollars a year because he couldn't stay in the court. Correct. Curry outperformed the contract because he got healthy right at what point. So. So this is years in a row that Pollock has missed major time more than a month. Right with an injury at what point do we say that guy? Just can't stay on the field. Let me ask you first of all how old is Pollock. Greg thirty. I think look it up. But I think he's thirty one thirty one guys as they're getting older don't have less injuries. They get more twenty eight thirty two is kind of peak. Here's my question with Lonzo its muscles. It's it's hamster. Last time was an ankle or ankle, right? What's the difference between that and just a broken bone because that's what Pollock has suffered for the most part Laken bone. Okay. So go over those injuries. Again, he broke his elbow in two thousand sixteen. That's the ones coming back to haunt. I now in seventeen groin strain. That's okay. Last year, Mr. month and a half of the broken. Thumb broken thumb. I see broken bones are hard to control. Do you agree with that? I think there's more of a flukey nece to it. But. So that's what I've always said about AJ Pollick. If if it's muscular that's difference that that can be injury prone. Ville hit on the thumb it breaks. All right. Let's since we started with this comparison with Yasser El Puig. Yeah. Let's compare those two guys. They're roughly the same age. Puig is twenty eight Pollock is thirty one right? Puig by the way, chronic hamstring strain played on average about one hundred eighteen games a year, which is more than Pollick. But Melissa compare him to as you say Greg a replacement player outfitter like just average guy like so we took a hero point zero. If we took a combination of dodgers of say Val, injure, Chris Taylor, Krista. Probably a pretty pretty replace. Right. Okay. So. At what point do we say age, it, we all agree AJ, Pollock's talented, and he's capable of big numbers. Your number one thing that you need is professional athlete is your veil ability available on how good you are. You don't help at. What point do we say this guy? Just can't stay on the field. Well, I mean what what can you do if you say, he's not. I mean, you've got him. I'm years you pay them off like they did drive. There's couldn't stay on the there's absolutely no reason to do that. No. But I mean, you keep them on the roster. Right. But you just assume. Okay. We can't count on him. Yeah. Which is what people are asking me about Lonzo because they don't wanna Laker guy. Right. They say, well, you can you can talk about because I do how much I like Lonzo. But if he's not available and he's injured all the time. What good does he do? So here's the here's the issue with Pollock. First of all, we've it's a mistake to link the Pollick issue with the pig issue. They they're two different. They had been trying. To trade Pleat for a long time because of the clubhouse stuff they just happened to be able once they package him with Matt camp and Alex wood. And whatever the hell else they could throw into that deal. Kyle farm and get Cincinnati to take it. They they were able to get him off the roster signing Pollock follows this. Andrew Friedman template where you take a guy who's got an injury history. And you get him at a value. So sometimes this works. Well, the best example of this since you, and I have been working together was Gary Sheffield, right? Gary Sheffield didn't wanna play Milwaukee he had had some problems with the front office. But most of all he had been hurt. Right. And although he was a head case too. Well, and Joe mcilvaine was the GM said I'll I will take shit field. Because even hurt he has the potential to just take off Ryan, then he did. Right. He got Shifa. So if Pollock could stay healthy he could go back to what he was in twenty. Fifteen. I I there's just no indication that he can stay healthy. Well, I mean, he's still he still playing first of all we don't know when he's going to come back. It could be it could be a month. It could be five months. I don't know what it is. In the meantime, we get to enjoy Alex do go who I think is emerging as a big time star in the in in the grapage acting like those things are mutually exclusive. They could've played them both Pollack and center going last year. But I think what they were what they were looking at is. And sometimes this works sometimes it doesn't didn't work with Brandon McCarthy were they signed an injury likely guide didn't work with Brett Anderson. Mccarthy was a good example of what you were talking about earlier. Sometimes it does work. Brandon Morrow was a tremendous had nothing but injuries for much of his career, and they managed to get a gigantic year out of Brandon Morrow for almost nothing last year. They signed Tom Koehler to be Brandon Morrow he had an injury history. He ended up blowing up. So I think when Andrew Friedman does is he says, I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money on an outfielder. But I'll take a shot on this guy because I see potential, and I'm going to get a good value with that dollar now in this case at least for this year. There's no way to get fair value. Although I think he's got a five million dollar signing bonus. I think and a one million dollars a low number, right? He's not making a lot of money. So I'm gonna throw out his first season because he only played thirty one games, Scott. He's really only had since then he's so so we're we're looking at seven seasons. Right. Okay. He's really only played. Well, he played one year where he you could say he was available all the time. One hundred fifty seven games is one hundred thirty seven games considered a full season for outfielder. Sure that's more than plea when he has twenty five you put hundred three singing, but here's the okay? So I'll pick it up at age twenty five one thirty seven seventy five one fifty seven. Yep. The brook is elbow twelve. Yeah. One twelve one thirteen and this year, he'll probably come in around one hundred if we're like if doesn't stay out if we're lucky Vince have four month league averages about as a dodger averaged about one hundred and eighteen games. Yeah. So we played a little more than Pollick. Right. I still believe that AJ Pollock will provide valuable valuable right handed bat when the season is at its most crucial. Ended up taking me where I wanted to. Everything I'm arguing really doesn't matter if he shows up in September and October. And when I didn't even say September issue figuring needs two weeks to get ready. But let's say he was out for five months. Right. I think the dodgers win the division. Anyway, I think the dodgers division. So if you get him back let's say September twentieth. He could be a huge boon for you. You know in the in the playoffs out of curiosity. Greg does Verduga qualify for rookie year. He is a rookie this year. He is a rookie this year Wayman. He he didn't have enough bets last year too. Not enough at one hundred or fewer at bats. I think is the is the cutoff heating anywhere near so up. When people see me on the street. You know, Steve, I'm on the street a lot you are on the day come up to me, and they say. Hey, Jim hill. Why don't the Lakers have a coach who's running like basketball operations? What is happening with a genie in the ram by? These are all questions that we will put next to our friend Ramona Shelburne who has answers to many of those questions and more excellent that is coming up next for you. Mason in Ireland ESPN LA. I can't we just talk calendar. Mason Ireland ESPN LA Khalid. I think and we're going to connect to Momo here in just a minute. Friday big day, Johnny excited. Tomorrow can wait. We are doing a big fiesta Friday show live from the El Torito at the outlets and orange. It's off the five at city drive or the Fifty-seven off Chapman. It starts. Tomorrow morning with the morning show. Keyshawn l z and Travis at six AM followed by me and airland and Sodano happy hour specials. Five dollar to catis four dollar L Hema or shots. All presented by the all new Takata platinum beer for the boldest. All right. Apparently, we can't find Ramona. She's got a bigger name on the other lines talked to her to just talked Momo. Now, she's blowing Asana saw maybe she dares. She maybe she's helping someone getting all we've done for her. He's hanging out with Daniel. Fish. She's got baby time this week. Apparently. That's good thing. That's a good thing. All right. So so there was an interesting twist in the. Money Williams saga today. Yeah. I starting to Adrian ward jonoski Monte what he had a second with Robert sovereign lines any met with Robert sovereign Philadelphia. But suffered did not offer him the job. Now, you would think of in low continuing report that money is their number one candidate. Now, you would think that sovereign knowing that the Lakers have him on their radar to if he wanted money Williams, you would think server would try and move in and force the line make the offer. Right. But he did not which sounds very server. Yeah. I still think it's just not. I mean who who cares Roberts says? But I mean, it may may affect us it made. That's why I care may not be as first choice. Yeah. And they're still took. I can't imagine that the Sixers who won the last game against Rana firebrand if they lose the series. But that report is out there. There's some people that think that Brett Brown is getting canned if the Sixers knowing that Sears, I don't believe that and we've found Ramona Ramona, let's start there. Do you believe that if the Sixers lose to Toronto that Brett Brown could be fired could be or Wilby? I think that's a different question could be death. But we'll be I I don't know about that yet either because he has such institution credibility there that like, yeah, it seems to me it seems like a need your. Yeah. I mean like on record saying he expects to get further than last year. Right. Last year. They lost the second round. So there is that sort of ownership expectation that's been publicly put out there. But that doesn't mean that breadth agai that has to pay. But you know, I do think that that's the type of. Ownership group with the move that they all made that's going to be pretty aggressive, and they have a new general manager their brand entire bread. You know, I could see that being a could see that being a result. But I think they'll do like an evaluation process, and like, you know, I would say his his he would be very warm, but I don't know if I would say he's gonna get out. Okay. So we know the the high court of the the Lakers Jeannie in Linden, Robin, Joey and Jesse and Tim, and I might be missing some Kurt. We know they've all the ram by. We know they've all met with Monty Williams. They've all met with Tyler. They've all met with John Howard. What is the latest on the coaching evaluation for the Lakers? So I think this could wrap up early then what is fairly is fairly soon. I'd like this month this week. What? Next next by the end of this week next week something like that. Oh, wow. Okay. People. I mean, I know they're discussion. Like is. You wanna bring in some more candidates. You wanna talk more people, you need is Monte needs more time. You know, he was beating province cyber yesterday. And so Phoenix may sort of force this issue. Right. Like, Phoenix Monte. I haven't heard the results of that meeting. But if you want them than you could lose you can start losing candidates, right? And so you also have to decide what what exactly are rating for or somebody? You're waiting on just as idea we wanna talk if you more people to make us for good about our choice. But I also think there's like this need for more clarity get some to to get a pass forward. And I the sense I have is that it's trending in that direction. Like, I can't say a hundred percent. We'll be done by this. Let me ask you. Trending in the direction. I don't know yet. I honestly don't know. I think it translates Monte or tie. But I my understanding is there's a little that's what they're talking about right now. You know, there's some people who probably prefer on to you there. Some people probably prefer tie, but they just need to make a choice or they need to open. It up interviews where folks. But if if you've already talked to everyone, you wanna talk to twice your checking references like what what exactly are you waiting on. Because you kinda wanna have first dibs, right? Like, if you're gonna hire coach there's several other teams that are after the same kind of candidates like. Front the line. Right. You wanna get your first source? So I think that that may nudge the situation forward to okay so Momo yesterday. We had a big conversation about Jeannie bus and shadow owner. Linda bus Darlington. Linda bus much Welby. Linda Ramos is the only one who thinks she's a shadow term has been used. I didn't make that term up that term has been used echo chamber. Okay. Go ahead echo chambers. What we live in we work in sports radio. This isn't big echo chamber, actually, very good point. Okay. So somebody said to me, and I'm gonna be I'm look I am totally open to criticism at all times. Somebody said to me they thought I was being sexist that if Bill owned the Lakers and his Fred Ted was the lead adviser. I wouldn't give it a second thought. But because it is genie, and Linda I am being sexist by being critical there. What do you think of that? Being sexist. But I do think there is a sexist component to it. Okay. And I'll tell you why I thought about this a lot too because you know, it as a report you always have to assess like are the people in an organization, which right? Yup. Who are the people in or days and who have information who who are close to the king or Queen right or just making decisions? And and I think that you know, that's that's always been Linda, she's like genies best friend for forty year. Right. So she's also though a really talented Secondly use or special events and product for a long time. I think there's been a lot of behind the scenes maneuvering like I've always kind of thought of her as a living pope type character from scandal. Right. You know that the Carrie Washington character of just you just kinda handles everything chief-of-staff, maybe. Yesterday. And did the real always kind of been in the shadows that and sort of of everything for a long time? But it's it's it's not new the only thing that's new is at the there's a layer. That's not there anymore with us. Magic Johnson a little closer connection between Linda and the front in basketball operations because of Robert I I'm telling you this. This is absolutely not news. It's been forty years of Linda Didi is really good, friends and all owners all we're gonna like they all have someone about roll. Like, it's whether it's official or unofficial there's usually a friend confidante a Consignia area. Whatever you wanna call it like, and they they all have them. And they're just mostly men were not used to seeing like two girls to women run a franchise and people have basketball experience. No. But if you look at it from she really making bass. Basketball decision right now. No, rob Pelinka, theoretically is pay and put Ramblas who's been an office executive coach is consulting. But I think it's I think it's more like chief-of-staff is the way to put it, and that's a really powerful role like fielding calls from agents feeling calls. I I really think that if you ask people around the league, I think she's kind of always been in that seat of power being sexy. I don't think you. I'm not gonna call sex. I don't think he is. Guys it. Exist. Arguing the other side, I will play the sexism card. Hey, ramona. Let me get me through. I'll tell you this reported I owed my relationship because I may seem reporter who has a good relationship with the female owner like that gets against me among other teams. I've heard it agents other teams will tell me that like, they're, you know, I'm only like come on know like all reporters have released you always can tell his closer to them by by the way, I have relationships with like twenty other people thirty people hundred what everyone whether Dame you wanna put on it. It's just that men in this industry are not used to see women do business without them. Just. Yeah. Let's get into some Elsa. Mason. Yell at each other by yesterday guy, one that yellow v Mason feels that. The Lakers are doing a disservice to their fans by not saying anything and to be fair. I've always said if you don't tell your story somebody else will tell it for you. And that's what's happening now to the Lakers on the other hand. I don't think they have anything to say, I don't think they have anything to report. So why put their executives in a position to answer questions that they can't answer yet? What's your opinion on their their policy now of radio silence? No one has spoken from the Lakers front office, including rob including genie since magic step down in that weird press conference in front of the locker room on April ninth. What do you think of that? Yeah. I I disagree with from. I think I understand the communication Janet. I've been people have tried to explain it to me. And I say respectfully disagree because I don't think need to say much like I your point is well taken about like, you don't say anything until you. You know, what you're going to say what you're gonna do, right processing, whatever. But I wouldn't take much like it would literally be, you know, one five minute conversation, whatever it is with bathroom, or, you know, at the day after when all the players were sort of forced to face the media, and nobody official force the media the media. You know, there hasn't been anything down. Stood down. And like, I just don't think you can do that in this day and age, and it's just a choice that they've decided to make. And you know, they've taken a lot of things on the chin. That's then which is I guess acceptable risk for them. Right. Maybe they think the only thing that changes people's opinions is is by winning by preachers doing good news. I guess so that's a toy they make. But you know, what? My issue is more that. Accountability. So if nobody says anything that's one thing, but there has been. There has a public appearance right winter arosh Markazi USD class, it was like not open to the media was closed. But they're like social media presence there photo taken and presumably there was a conversation. So it's, you know, it's a strange look right of like, you know, I know you're working on stuff. And but you have millions of fans out there who like just to see somebody in charge. And like I disagree with the strategy. But you know, they they're sticking to it taking a lot of criticism question. They're getting into. Here's here's a question. I get a lot. Yeah. Why? Stick with rob Pelinka and have him run basketball operations rather than get a more experienced season executive to replacement John's this idea, what's what they won't answer that. What do you think the answer is the answer is to? I think they really think rob is good, and they believe in rob. And I think that genie and all of the bus kids have said this a lot which is they want to do what they're bad with do carry in very buses, one hallmark with loyalty. And so I think they believe that at this moment. This is what loyalty is about showing this guy who everybody wants you to fire, but you still believe in and they still have reason to keep him. Right. I think I I really do think that's the answer. Is that in in Viennese mine, and I haven't heard directly from her pay. But I just know her the way I think I do knowing the family the way I think they do. I really think this is a version of loyalty that they believe their dad would have shown, and they also think he's good. But they're the last component to do. I think is is the Kobe component where you just lost Najib right is sort of face of the franchise, and, you know, one of your all time greats who is always been there as a console of ambassador, etc. Just magic just went away. And if you sever the ties with Lincoln you risk that with Hobie. Right. Last thing for you you, and I did a podcast was the two weeks ago. What I just tweeted out a link to it. What are people going to find out about you? I we talked about stuff. You went deep deep. Yeah. We went we got into a lot of what's the most personal thing that is revealed on this podcast. Leasing maze. I kind of went into a last. I think how emotionally passionate you are about what you do. A degree. That's not cursory. Not just this is my job. But this is really kind of who you are. And what makes you tick? And it's a pretty emotional podcast. It's really really good. I just tweeted out a land as they had. I listen to this. Yeah. Go check. An I kind of remember you asked me about why I decided it was time to have a kid. About how much it hurt when a bunch of my friends are laid off. And I just realized like the love the the job is never gonna love you back or did back. You know? You bring that up icing. That is I think that is excellent life advice. Yep. For anyone anyone like I used to cringe when Dave singer used to do things like he would put ESPN on his license plate would put ESPN in his Twitter handles. And I would say Dave, you shouldn't do that. I said what happens anytime, I see anybody ESPN in their Twitter handle, I think to myself that person that you can follow Dave now at Dave singer NFL, right? The NFL network like Sodano has ESPN in his Twitter handle. Okay. But your head. You wanna roll that dice ESPN layoff one hundred people asked you're on the same day. That's a really good point. That really got me. And you know, I was thinking about having kids. But it was I remember having zero like a big moment where like some of our job becomes because our identity. I'm momo. And it becomes identity. But then you forget sometimes that you have to really actually do need to have a life. And I got to this point where I said you have to have a life balance because you're actually going to be better at your job outta balance? You're unhealthy your little Mannix. Care too, much, right? One thing is is Ramona. And I've told you this privately, but like we really like your husband. I mean, all of us that know him really like. Right. And the more and the more you you throw yourself into work, it kind of your you're taking sand at a one pile and moving into the other. I think it's very cool that you've moved it back to the the personal pile site. Good for you, like everything in your life gets kind of do a little bit better. Like, I think I'm probably better at my job now because I don't wait time doing stuff that doesn't matter there you I don't have time to waste time to talk about Michigan. You know, exactly enough with the Michigan Michigan. That's what you should take from this statement. All right mobile. I tweeted out a link. Go check out most podcast. It's really good. You'll you'll have a new appreciation for. Thanks, mama. Take him Ramona. Okay. Gotham Chopra coming up next. He's he's got a new TV thing. He did was Steph curry, which means Ghassem has done a series with Koby. Yep. Tom Brady Steph. Don't forget LeBron James who shot. Shut up and dribble. 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Reading The Rulebook

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

43:09 min | 2 weeks ago

Reading The Rulebook

"Is baseball tonight. The podcast these baseball tonight. Podcast for monday october. Eleven two thousand and twenty one and today will be better than yesterday from buster only on the new york producing today. The illustrious the was pinch hitting this week for the reverend. Keller twinkie wants us to call him. Rev dan after he gets back after officiating. A wedding over the weekend. What do you think. I'm all in on a good nickname. I'm not so sure about a nickname that you give yourself. And i do have to say buster. It's october eleventh today. Your producer is off. Does he know the playoffs started. I know he's an oriole fan. But what are we doing here. Yeah one hundred percent and on top of that he wants us to call them the rib most summer. We've been taped placing bets. And how many drinks. He can consume over three days. Take over and over under on one weekend was forty two and a half how we're going to call the rev i like it. I like taylor gone the ramp. Why let's do it. Yeah it's easy for sure. The astra's went into sunday night's game with a chance of becoming the first team to advance. They held a two games to zero lead over the white sox in a best-of-five division series and they jumped out to an early lead here was kyle tucker in the top third kopech rears had fires at talker hits deep to left tibet as the track. Jimenez at the wall is gonna just to the right of the chicago. Bullpen tile sucker. Would his second straight to run. Extra-base said he doubled in a pair of the second he homers in two in the third that it is five to one huston. But you know what the white sox would start. Comeback bottom of thirty s monogram all at the plate and rod dawson fly ball to left bradley at the track. Brantley sucks awards. School flicker the fireworks iced raises his arms around third. The sucks all right back in the game. The white sox take the lead in the bottom of the third. There's a three one. We'll hit centerfield buyers back to all the white sox players in this lineup to hit the batter's eye on the fly seal would unquestionably the last big and the astros would come back top. The dinning. Alex bregman at the plate. That's lined up the middle and through base it now to waved around third by omar lopez throw will be cut off from robert. Bregman ties the game and rbi single to center bradley second. It's houston six and chicago. Six here are the fourth and there was a crazy play. That i'm gonna ask him perch about coming up here. He has monte grondahl at the plate and he hits chopper to first base. Give listen to. This is pitch rounded a first gurriel. Come to play his own score. Robert brand those scoring to serve dow dot is pointing to first base. He was out of the base. I don't think maldonado could see throw because grown doll was out of the baseline. Because maldonado with throw i don't even i don't know if it tipped off his shoulder or or what but i believe was was out of the runners lang now. The white sox put the game out of reach in the eighth inning. Three to live over headed for the left field corner office. Wade told garcia into second is brantley retrieves the ball. Bring up a double and a fourth. Rbi tonight for larry garcia up eleven to six chicago lead in the eighth inning of game three so chicago with a twelve six win. They pulled to within two games to one in the specified series after the game. White sox manager tony larussa on the controversial play in the game. I mean he's just the way he left the plate and you run to wreck you have every right to do them to dump are called the correctly when he got back this way. You make your own. Just like do their base saints the same rule but no i think i think he's probably sit hit the ground ball and i don't think he's trying to get personal speaking about that he. He didn't put the ball the outfield. There's no way could eat it on purpose. But they call the the rule director. Here's astros manager dusty baker on that controversial play the empire so wants the balls in play. You know like it. Unless he does something intentional to You know the interfere with the ball but clearly he was running inside. I mean that's interference. You know in itself. Big lee didn't get an out. We didn't get a scored or run and You know that was a big planning at fenway park. Last night red sox raise the two teams tied at one game apiece in the best the five series. It was three to two red sox. Bottom of the fifth any or anandas has been red hot at the plate and the to one on the way and a fastball drilled. Left right up out of the park. It disappears over the monster seats into the night and keith hernandez hottest hitter. Go right now that call on. Espn radio in the top of the eighth inning. Raise move closer. Three one swing and a fly ball hit well to left field. It's gone wander front has done it again. Another to hit game. this time. He hits it out for his first postseason home run and the razorback within one that inning continued tampa bay tying the score and the one and a slider line left center field diving attempt by hernandez. But it's by him to the fence. In to score is margot arosa raina fell trip between first and second but gets up and still able to get into second base. And it'll be an rbi double for randy arose to tie the game at four so the two teams went into extra innings the night the tenth eleventh and the twelfth. The rays had a runner first base yanni b. as in the top of the thirteenth inning kevin cure. Meyer came to the plate to set five of eta. There goes the as three to a swing of oh well right-center field long run for red fro and it skips up and over the feds. It's skipped up and into the bullpen. And that is going to deny the raise. The goal ahead. Ron gant showman with that call on. Espn radio yes. So after the umpires made their ruling tampa bay with runners at second and third base. Nick pavetti who was outstanding finished off the raise in the top of the thirteenth pitch swing in a mascot it with a fastball up and put vada does it again to runners stranded in scoring position and it is on to the bottom of the thirteenth in a four four time and he just had a feeling after that call went against the rays. That boston might end the game christian vasquez at the plate in the bottom of the thirteen swinging. A fly ball to left Vasquez as is off the green monster and walks it off for the red sox here with a thirteen after the game cabinet cure. Meyer talked about that call man. I'm still just an all right now. you know. That's that's the ruling. The umpires explained to me. So i can't go against the rules are what they are. But a man. That's just that's a heartbreaker i i just can't i can't believe that happened or we don't get the chance to score right there. Here's raise manager. Kevin cash the umpires met. They got together. You're welcome to challenge at that point. Challenge it. I saw the replay. Obviously there was nothing intentional by it. That's just the rule away goes it was on four very unfortunate for us. They was fairly obvious. Biondi was gonna come around to score but then go away. Red sox manager alex. Cora talk about vasquez's walk off home run. He worked so hard at his craft. You know and He cares so much about this organization that that for him to be in that spot. Put between the a ballpark know. It means a lot to him. It means a lot to us. It was a big swing. But we're up to one. We still got work to do nick. Vada through hundred forty pitches in about seventy two hours. Amazing work by him. Christian vasquez talked about what it was like working with pathetic. It was electric today. A i think he's served this win. You know is. It was awesome to work with him tonight. And all the pitches near kerbala slatter possible. You know pitcher was working on very shy tonight. Right dan what he got a full slate. Today brewers braves. Lds area side. One game a piece shifts to atlanta for fitch. Coming you minutes after one. Pm the white sox host the astros game for lds. Three thirty after fending off elimination last night houston leaves that one two games to one game four in boston between the raise the red sox at seven eastern with the red sox leading in the two games to one and finally game three of the nfl ds between the giants and dodgers starts at nine thirty. That series is tied. One one in a fourteen listened to all of those games every pitch of the major league. Baseball playoffs is available to you on. Espn radio and the espn app. Being a small business owner requires you where a lot of hats and sometimes those hats always the best fit for example. 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Who in the world sits in some in some corner of your clubhouse or maybe in a dugout some place in thinks of these obscure rules though it gets sam holbrook talking about five point. Oh six be four h. Who does this. Nobody does this buster but this is the ultimate duty of the game. I say all the time every time you go to a ballpark. You might see something that you've never seen before and that would qualify on that play. I've been covering baseball for forty two years. I've never seen that play quite like the way that it did. I've seen the ball bounce off a wall and hit a player or bounce off the wall and hit the ground to hit the ground and then with some bizarre bounce hit the player and then bounce over the fence. I'm not sure i've ever seen that before fact. I know i've never seen it quite like that. And ultimately the empires got the call correct. That's exactly how it's written in the rulebook. Now you can say well. We need to rewrite this rule but the pires got it right last night according to the rule book. And that's what sam holbrook so accurately described. Yeah i knew. The umpires were locked in on it at one moment during the broadcast. Last when they showed greg gibson the longtime umpire talking with kevin cure meyer and explaining it to home like a math teacher would explain to a student. No this is what's going to happen here. And you could see. Cure myers reaction. He wasn't set with the umpire. Hugest put his head back like. Oh my god that stinks. It's unfair you made reference. The sam holbrook hugh him after the game talking about this rule. First of all thank you. I really appreciate you. Let us come in here and explain the rule lot of times. That doesn't happen and things get messed up but I really appreciate it. And if you don't mind what i'd like to do. This is our umpire manual. And what i'd like to do is just quote from the manual. It's item number twenty in the manual. Which is ball's deflected out of play. Which is in reference to official baseball rule five point. oh six be four h. And that says if a fair ball not in flight is defect is deflected by fielder and then goes out of play. The award is two basis from the time of the pitch. So in this play right here. The ball was no longer in flight because it hit the front part of the wall so you cannot catch the ball off the wall. The wall is basically an extension of of the playing field. The front part of the wall is so once that ball hit the wall. It was no longer in flight now. The ball bounces off the wall and his deflected Out of play of fielder. That's just a ground rule double. There's there's there's no You know he would have done. This would have done that. It's just flat out in the rule book it's ground-rule double and that's what everybody on. The crew said that they saw that it was all off. The wall deflected out of play to basis right there so when i went over to talk to to kevin He said is there anything that i can do and i said well if you want us to take a look at it we'd be glad to take a look at you know. Obviously it's a it's a high priority game high priority situation and we wanna make sure that we get everything right. So that's what we went to. We went to replay just to make sure that one nothing was done. Intentional by the fielder If that were the case of if that's a different aspect of that rule if it was intentionally kicked out then it would have been From the time that the deflection the intentional deflection happened Two basis from from that time but So we went and looked at it and and they confirmed that it was just a ball off the wall hit. The fielder deflected out of play. Very simple at from an empire standpoint Very simple Textbook in the rule. And obviously tim look. The rule. is the rule in the bigger picture of life. Boy was that unfair for the race right. That was tremendously unfair. But the key here. Buster is obviously the hunter renfro did not intentionally try to knock that ball over. The wall and intent is very important here. The fact that it was accidental still makes it just like the same play if that ball. Let's say ideas has been running on that. Play with two outs. Okay and no one had touched. That bonnet bounced over. That would have been a terrible for the raise. Anyway because by rule you would have had to stop him at third base. And let's be clear here. Buster a lot of these rules are put in place in order. So we don't have to make the umpire's discretion the most important part of this play because you don't want ever you never want in a huge situation for umpire to say oh. He would have scored on that play. That's very very tricky. So the rule is built so the umpires can say look. Here's the rule. It's rained here in the rule book to basis even if it deflects off a fielder and goes over the fence as long as it wasn't intentional. Some of these rooms are designed to ensure there is no subjectivity in the play even though that was seemingly totally unfair to the race and there was a lot of response on social media. Last night i'm tree saw two were folks. Were chiming in saying well. That rule needs to be rewritten That needs to be changed. I agree with you. Be careful what you wish for In invoking the umpires or injecting them into a situation like that and the other thing too is like this never happens. Great say you're gonna change your oil and we may never ever see that play again for the rest of our lives this morning on On the website at w. e. I saw a headline said that. This is the red sox. Version of the tuck rule. Remember that famous call. That worse went for the patriots into became the dealer. This play doesn't happen as much as the question of whether or not the quarterback loses the football while making a throw it. This is not something that we're gonna see every day the boy. I don't know if you felt the same way i did. After that call went against the raise they don't score in the top thirteen. It felt inevitable that they were gonna lose in the bottom of the thirteenth right. And that's that's how baseball works. The the most bizarre play you'll see in the top of the thirteen turns into a walk off homer in the bottom of the thirteenth. And i repeat a fire razed fan. I would be furious today. I'm gonna say this again. Let's say one hundred renfro had never touch that ball and it bounced over the fence. The same rule would have been in place de has would have to for third whether you like it or not. That's the spirit of the automatic. Double ball bounces over a fence. It's two bases. Those are the rules no matter what. The boy. just absolutely heartbreaking and christian vasquez walks it off. How about nick pathetic. This is like in nathan of all the moment four inning. Sixty seven pitches scoreless. A texted alex after the game last night saying how cool it is that you see a players passion You know mead. His talent all in one moment on the big stage in a knick pavetti someone when he was with the phillies. i'd ask village people batum and they talk about boy he just gets way to work up on the mound. He loses his temper on. The mound is a hard time controlling that. It's like seeing someone. Just put everything together all at the right time for the red sox right and we we talked about it. As soon as pathetic came into the game last night we said well who knows this might go sixteen eighteen. And he's gonna be nathan all the and he was even better because he got the win and the way he dropped that curve ball in a couple of times and the emotion he showed. These are the kinds of things that you remember that. They weren't sure who even going to pitch an extra innings. Pathetic might have to start a game in this series three or four and four or five and instead he saved them with a tremendous relief appearance. And that's the stuff that we heard all these years in philly and boston and it's right it's pretty darn good and it was great at the most important time last night. Louise's patino gives up the game. Winning home run. I gotta say watching him work. The first in the bottom of the thirteenth. It was one of the few times in this raise. Great run in recent years. When i thought up. That's a young player who is feeling a little anxious in the moment. Would you think yeah. Well how could he not be feeling anxious in the moment. And how can it not be that you can start this many young pitchers this many inexperience pitchers and eventually at some point. It's going to come and get you in the biggest spots and who knows they'll probably win the next two games because they're the raise and they're so so good but yeah. Young pitchers pitching fenway in the biggest spot of their life. I don't care how much how great the system works. The rays and no system works better than the ray system. But this is fenway in a playoff game with that many people screaming eventually a young guy is gonna go. Whoa this is a lot to deal with. They expended a lot of oxygen as that game played out a win at extra innings last night. Trying to guess who. The starting pitchers are going to be for game. Four in particular for the red sox. I was just thinking it doesn't really matter because it feels like in wardha. Rodriguez is going to start for the red sox. Apparently tonight For the raises undecided. Because i think it's pretty clear. Given the state of the pitching staff which both pitching staffs weren't complete shambles as of today Both managers would be doing a lot of matchups today. Right and buster. The old cliche momentum is your next day starting pitcher it just doesn't exist anymore in big period but especially with the raise. Because it doesn't you're right. It doesn't matter who they start they're gonna find the right person to start the right guy to pitches the third fifth seventh ninth. Whatever and they just have to hope it works out. It just hasn't worked out the last couple of games given up thirty five hits two days and the red sox looked like a really good offensive team again. So that's why this game is so fascinating the raise make it even more interesting and then the postseason makes it even more interesting than that. Alex cora told reporters over the weekend that he's been getting text messages through bill ballot. Check the hall of fame. Future hall of fame coach coach. The new england patriots. He talked about a meaningful. That is for him ballot. Check on me. I this morning talking about alex. Cora give listen. We've been friends for awhile and really respect what he does. And and You know what he's brought to the the odds of enjoyed our relationship and looks like he's doing fine. He's got a good team and they played well. And you got a big one tonight. I laughed now. Tim when i text. Alex is all you know texting from time to time as i do Aaron boone and other managers. They you know they have a tough moment And he always says the same response in situations like this. I texted him about how it's going be a you know everyone's gonna be throwing the kitchen sink with pitching today and his response was will be fine which is at heart Being so much that. I think reflects alex's personality that he's pretty convinced he's gonna find a way yet and they have found a way buster. I mean we. We need to examine this. Entire red sox season they got swept the first three games by the orioles. Posited already given up after three games at alex said trust. Is we know what we're doing here. There were several other spots this year. Where you said are the red sox are in big trouble. They're not even gonna make the playoffs and then they did and then they were in trouble in the playoffs and they found a way. This is the alex cora calming influence. And they look at that guy and he says we're gonna win this game. Five runs in the first against chris sale and he says we're gonna win this game and then they did. That's what alex cora does for that team. They look at him and they trust him. And then they believe in and i i think the mindset of the red sox was reflected in something that happened in the third and fourth innings yesterday in the third inning. Rambaldi couch warmer. Who's flying a position. He barely knows at first base and he tries to underhanded throw to the pitcher covering throws in way over his head and then the next inning. Tem he gets the same a complete supply and then he raises his hands over his ed like he's a championship boxer. In the crowd roars crowded. Fenway loved it. it was kyle schwartz. We're making fun of himself. In that moment. I thought boy. These guys are loose right now. Like if that's if that's how they're feeling based on that play that's perfect mindset for the postseason where they're not in their own heads. I totally agree. And he tipped his cap to the fans after making a six foot shovel to the pitcher covering i and as he said after the game he said sometimes you just gotta you just gotta laugh at yourself sometimes bustard. This is the healthiest thing. I tell people all the time. This is the hardest game in the world to play. I will go to my grave with that. Sometimes you just have to acknowledge the game. Beat me today or beat me on that. Play in that ridiculous underhanded throw over the pitcher said was one of the dumbest thing i've ever seen but instead of panicking saying i have no business being over here. He recognized all right. This is a fun moment that i have to turn into a positive. And then he did. That is a loose team buster. If they weren't this lose they would. They would not have made the playoffs and they would have already lost the race series. It would be over by now. If not for the way the red sox go about things and the kyle schwartz and the cora's make sure that's the way they go about. It and alex told me down the stretch. Since cavs warriors joined the red sox. He it's like he's been there forever just fits in with his personality Just perfectly so. The red sox going today with chance to wrap that series. The white sox Were on the verge of elimination yesterday but they survived. They win game three. They put up a lot of runs big moment. This game is manny grondahl. Play where there's a throw from yuli gurriel to toward home plate and grand all Is hit by the throw. It bounces away. Astros are going crazy after the game brand all said it wasn't on purpose. Are you buying that tim. I'm buying that that was. He did not do that intentionally. It no no. I'm telling you. I watched it fifty times. I think i think he just ran to i. Now we understand the rule buster that first forty five feet. The batter runner has no restrictions. He can run almost wherever he wants. It is up to the first basement in that situation to take a step to his right and avoid that runner and throw the ball home for the first forty five feet buster. You're given our players today way too much credit okay. That is a really really smart play for him to say i'm gonna run inside the line here because i'm a catcher and i know he's now got a throw around me to get to the catcher. I think i think that would have happened thirty years ago. We would have said he did that on purpose. I saw cal ripken do something like that. A dozen times a dozen times in the year years. I covered him. But i don't think yes. Mardi gras dial did it on purpose. The you are taught buster to run up the first base line in that situation at that angle in that spot. You're taught to do that. But i don't think our guys listened to the teaching so as ridiculous as it may seem. Grondahl was completely in his right to run where he did for the first forty five feet of that line. I just don't think he did it on purpose. And did he try to get out of the way. Of course not so. I'll give him credit for that. You don't have to get out of the way in that spot wait. you said. He didn't do it on purpose. But then you just basically indicated that you feel like he did it on purpose to not get out of the way. Well i'm saying maybe he knew the rule rep well enough to know. I don't have to move if he hits me in the chest. I'm it's not my fault now. The interesting in part is if he if they had done it intentionally. The run runners out coming home and the runners outgoing to i. That's double place. You'd better be really careful to make sure you're not doing that intentionally. I just think he said. I don't think he ran out of the box. Saying i'm gonna run up this line. Get hit on purpose. And then i'm going to be saved and the runners gonna score. I don't think he thought that. But i also think he was smart enough to say. I don't have to move if the ball comes right me which is essentially what happened. Which means that he got hit on purpose. Okay means he got semantics. I need you to jump in here and be the tiebreaker. Because i'm like. That is a savvy veteran play. He goes he begins his run out in the field of play and then he sees the throw coming and his. Tim said he realizes. I don't have to get out of the way. And he gets hit by the ball and it was on purpose. What do you say you standing. I'm just to fill in producer. I can definitely disagree with you. I'm with him on this one. I don't think his intentions when he hit the ball were. Let me try to interfere with this. I can run wherever i want. But once he realized where he wasn't he saw the throw he said. I don't have to get out of the way i'm like. You're making the same mistake. That ten did the fact that he knew he didn't have to get out of the way but he did it on purpose. Nobody buster that the previous fifteen feet of him running weren't on purpose to get in the way of the ball but once the ball is thrown. He made the realization. Oh i don't have to move. Yeah i'm going to reach out to sarah and find out. How many base runners take that particular path to first base to get some stat cast information and it's also possible him that i just have world series. Ptsd because i've talked about in the past. I grew up a dodger fan. This is what happened in the nineteen seventy eight world series dodgers with a lead over the yankees and stupid. Reggie jackson stuck his hip in the way of a throw to first base. Give a lesson reggie tax in. I had an rbi and every game in the series four six. They're going to get basis that he's been split for the second rival confusion muscles. Grout jackson was forced out but then on throw. That was the second out of the on the third of first base. They're saying the ball it. Richie it is a complicated way. Read his out out of the play and yet the ball might have hit. Him scooted away allowing so. That's probably tim why i feel that way. Yes us you're you're still bitter. Forty three years later. Reggie jackson intentionally through his hip in the way of a fitch away of a thrown ball way more than yeahs. Monte grondahl did so. I'm gonna tell you one more time. It was a savvy move by grondahl not to get out of the way of that ball. I'm just saying the first forty five feet. He wasn't thinking great. I'm gonna get hit by this throw and everyone's going to be saved right You will be working. Espn radio today. Brewers braves down in atlanta. Where do you see that series. Well i think the braves are now in better shape. Because they're at home. And and i think the brewers have some significant offensive issue buster. The brewers didn't have a ninety. Rbi guide the entire season. This is not a good offensive team. The only way they beat you. And they'll tell you this is to overpower you. That great starting pitching and then go to devon williams not available and josh hater in the ninth inning. So they're a weakened team without williams but they're starting pitching is the only wade scored two runs in two games here and they are not a good offensive team in anderson's been pretty good lately. I expect him to win today. But fred peralta has been great bustard. They have three starting pitchers who have a with another one. No team has ever had three. Starting pitchers make twenty five or more starts in a year and all three have a whip under one so they need freddie peralta to be great today in order to get the lead back here otherwise the braves with much more thumping their lineup. I think take a very small advantage in this league but keep in mind. These teams have scored a total of six runs in two games and one for eighteen with runners in scoring position. Look for another low scoring game today. Tim the brewers remind me of an nfl team that runs the ball really really well but if somehow they got it. That nfl team got under situation where they got down by two touchdowns they would be in major trouble because they just don't have the offensive firepower to respond that an app comparison. Yes and that's how i see it. I mean they've scored. Like i said to runs came on one. Swing of the bat from rowdy to les- neck so many other times they've had some people on base and just couldn't get a man. And let's be fair or charlie morton for five innings game. One was unhittable. It's the best. I've ever seen him. Throw and max freidan game. Two was tremendous for six innings. Still can't believe they took about after eighty one pitches but this is where the braves are different than the braves team of last year. They have better starting pitching freed morton and today in anderson. That's why you can't scout the braves. 'cause they're starting pitching his good and they had two hundred thirty nine homers. I constantly get text messages for my son. The braves fan about the back end of the braves bullpen in the panic that it creates within him. Are they in a better spot now with their late inning relief or is it still feel really tentative. I it's tentative now. Will smith has had a very good year and yet one of the most one of the one very difficult ear at the same time. So buster try to follow me here since one thousand nine hundred sixty nine only four times has a relief. Pitcher faced six batters in an inning walked three of them and struck out three so he walks the bases loaded and strikes out the other three so only happened four times nineteen sixty nine and twice a does happen will smith including wants this year. That's who he is in the ninth inning. You have to expect. There's gonna be some runners on base but usually he gets out of it. I'm not sure about the seventh and eighth inning. Luke jackson great tyler. Matt six have been great. But i think there's a little bit of hesitation with canada braves. Hold the lead until will smith comes and does his high wire act. I'm not sure about the back. End of the bullpen. But it's done a pretty good job up until now we'll see if they can continue it in the playoffs. It seems inevitable. We're gonna talk about dodgers and giants later in the week game three today but alex wood of the giants pitching gets max scherzer. Tell me what you're seeing that series. Well i see a decided advantage for the dodgers in the starting pitching matchup. 'cause i expect To be great as opposed to ninety four pitches in four and a third innings and. Take them out of the game as he did in his first postseason start in the wildcard game. But to underestimate the giants at any point is a massive mistake with the way they played this year. Buster one hundred and eight games. We're still at can. They beat the dodgers. I was talking to couple their scouts yesterday. They said we want one hundred seven games until people still treated us like we finished in second place. We didn't so. I like the dodgers today in that matchup. But the other thing. Bustard the whole max. Muncie thing anyone who underestimates his value to the lineup has not been watching this entire season. So we keep saying they have depth. They do matt. Beatty cody bellinger out. Pools but missing. Max muncie is going to hurt them. I think it already has. We'll see how much hurts them. Moving forward all right. Tim thanks for doing this. Have fun with your broadcast today. Okay buster thank you talk to you soon. I mentioned that. Infamous call the nineteen seventy eight world series of win against my dodgers when i was fourteen years old. Well when that play happened tommy lasorda. The dodgers manager ran out and was screaming at the umpires. He was out of his mind. Give a lesson second curve old. The line drive wife okay and now. He's weren't back towards. I really creepy. Were you way bleacher tweets art bustle. Let's check out. Some bleacher tweets up first. Corbin at corbin's oh beans. If care myers hit counts as a ground rule double what prevents a player from air quotes here inadvertently juggling a baseball over the fence to purposely cause ground rule double and you think will be a rule change in the coming seasons to address this situation for No doubt that they'll take a look at it but stanton it'd be what i was saying. Tim like. this doesn't happen very often. It's not like this place can happen all the time in the idea that some players could sort of fabricate a play like. I'm just not buying. Yeah i think it was a unique case. Because it was fenway park. It's that short fence in right field. Why i don't think this happens in any other park in baseball. You would know better than i buster. How many short fences. There are like that. I think boss might be the only one. Yeah you're a hundred percent right. That's a great point by you. Friend of the podcast k. Steinberg at pk. Steinberg tweets in did arrears have one of the most quiet twenty game seasons for a pitcher in history and actually. Pk steinberg big. Fan of the podcast. He did give a good reverence to taylor. Oh no maybe. I may not answer the question. You talked were good. Reverend taylor swing the questions. How many drinks did he have before the ceremony before he calmed down. Peaking here right. It was a twenty game a quiet twenty twenty one season for reassess because no one cares about wins anymore. Like good through the use of analytics. It feels like no one pays attention to how many wins starting pitchers. Get all right from that at pack surfrider. buster say. You're taking your team to a weekend tournament for all the marbles. Would you rather have otani trout. Soto glad junior playoff randy arose arena. I'm taking otani trout. Soto vlad juniors that trick question. I know rosa rain arenas great but those guys are you kidding. That's well done by you. Buster if you had to pick one it's lead junior. I'm obliged fan Last one here andrew at camp. Bruce says hey buster if another bus or we all know helps to san francisco giants franchise to a four th world series title. Is that finally. Make him a lock for the hall of fame. Yeah buster posey's the only adult buster that i've ever spoken with my lifetime. I've met many many dogs and cats named buster. But buster posey's the only adult I already think he's a lot for the hall of fame mostly because his name is buster. Did you ever watch arrested development bustard. You know buster blues. I'm sure this is come up in in the last eighteen years or whenever that show debuted. No i've never seen that show. I'd never watched arrested development. And then of course what was the kid show that had the rabbit named buster. Yep buster baxter. You remember that show right now. So i think we learned something about like. I know buster baxter okay on this show arthur and on the other hand i've never seen arrested development. You'd probably make you crazy. Yeah i think our age difference showing your bus now and that was about the time my kids were little kids right so i was going to know who buster baxter was. That's that's for sure. Yeah definitely and of course as you're watching the games. Today keep your blitzer tweets. Coming hashtag gleacher tweets and. There's a chance later this week. The reverend will be back and reno's tweets on the air. No my goodness all right. That's it for today. My thanks tim. Kirk james dan stanisic pathetic christian vasquez. Whoever wrote that rule that was in play last night because it certainly gave us a lot to talk about today. Thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember hate inequality based on skin color something. We need to fight against every single day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball check out the fantasy. Focus podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. The baseball tonight podcast. It's october and that means it's guy going wanna know what's really scary. Seeing just much you could have been saving by switching to geico. They make it easy to bundle your home. Car bowed cycle or rv insurance and save even more no fortunetellers needed visit. Geico dot com to see if saving money is in your future abby guy going.

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HR 1: Just a friend!

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

44:55 min | 3 months ago

HR 1: Just a friend!

"All right laura. Yeah so laura tell us about your friend. He's just a friend. There's nothing to talk about. He's literally just a friend. He was talking to heavenly more than he was hanging out with me. Oh so he's just a friend. Yeah why i'm just curious. Yeah why if you know you're going to go to someplace and it's going to be a lot of people that you work with and much of what you do is gonna wind up finding its way onto the air there's the roll solo or there's bring somebody why bring somebody because he's a sports fan and wanted to go to the game and we're friends. I mean i. I don't think there's anything wrong with wrong curious. Mind i and brioni knows this. Because he's known me for twelve. Thirteen years shut out all of us right but he's thirteen years in. I have guy friends like most of my really close friends are males. So i just don't think it's a big deal for me to take voice to hold his hand off. All i know. Is that if you take somebody to a work event with all of your work people around. That's not a friend. That's not true. If i brought a girl to a work event. That's my first. wait. But i again. I think that if you brought a girl to work if you're single and you bring someone right. I think that is the assumption. But it doesn't necessarily mean it's accurate. Thank you yeah. It's not an accurate assumption. Chris and he knew he knew like literally. I was hanging out with. Amanda and chris and he was like watching the game and hanging out with emily like he was like a fran he would be hanging out with me but he wasn't. Okay well there you go that. That kind of settles it. Now they don't who. Greg were you there at this event. No i was not there. I wasn't at the event georgia the event. No i wasn't now back injury. I don't know if you remember. Well i did hear. And i wanna i wanna ask you about that but before i do. Just let me have one second laura. You've said many times you don't like soccer you. You've said that you're gonna have your mexican card revoked because you don't like soccer true. And i wanna know a was this your first l. Afc game and b. If so what is your review. I l afc game not first soccer game. But i l. afc game. I loved it. I honestly i'm like yo. I wanna be where like that section. Where like all the powder comes out to fifty two. Thank you that. Joe i want to be there because that looks so lit. I'm in the wrong section. I mean offense to everybody. We had a good time. But that's where i wanna be the bucci section. Yeah seemed like you were in a suite. Is that right. Yes so i don't know about everybody else but if you go baseball game. Football game does a basketball game in this case a soccer match. If you're in a sweet i have found george. Perhaps you have an opinion here. That very rarely. Are you concentrating on the game. Because you're in the sweet. You're getting food they drink. You're chatting somebody. Something's on tv. There's other games on tv. Perhaps i find that in a sweet. I'm i don't. I could walk out of a game. It'd be like yo. how'd you like. The i don't know won. Who was playing. Because i was in his sweet. I didn't even watch. Well i mean look. I think you have the attention span of a six year old so i think let's start there actually giving me a lot of credit. Thank you right. So let's start there. I do think that when if you are if you happen to be fortunate enough to be sweet. Chances are you are watching less of the game in your there possibly more for the networking aspects of the game or of the event. But i don't know about you. I eventually eventually gravitate to watching the game. Fourth quarter you know. There's no quarters soccer later in the game. You know but in the nfl game. It's fourth quarter fourth quarter. I probably will sneak in a little earlier than that. But yeah. I mean. I think early on your kind of just glancing at it and as the game gets more compelling and more interesting yeah you're probably more apt to paying attention all right so laura would you go back to an l. Afc game by choice not by work not entertaining a friend. Would you go back. Did you watch enough of the game to enjoy soccer. mls soccer. i am definitely going back. I can't say. I'm a soccer fan. Because i feel like i'm a bandwagon or you know what i'm saying not yet because i don't understand a lot i was there by choice. It wasn't like a work thing for me actually wanted to go and experience what everybody in the city has like when i posted that i was going to my i l. Afc game on twitter. That tweet got more likes re tweets. Then some of my other stuff and be where you'll this is the best sporting event and i'm like you'll it's a great time. Yeah because i love going to the dodgers. That's my. I mean lakers to dodgers are my thing but how like lit these fans are elliott z. Just gives you this jolt of energy that even though you don't know the sport because i don't i genuinely don't know the sport that you want to support your like. Yeah let's go let's do is. I'm like i'm going back. This is no new shoutout to l. afc but what they have been able to do in such a short period of time cultivating a fan base. That is so passionate about this franchise in about this team. It's awesome and you're right being that supporters section george. That's kind of the place to be. If you're willing to stand the entire game screen the entire game and watch the entire game not being a sweet where you're trying to put chicken fingers on a hot dog bun filming. Yeah yeah for sure look. It's a great place. A great venue. It's small it's intimate. There's not a bad seat in the house. it's a great spot. I don't there's any question and they're fun. They're the team has generally been fun during their existence already. So it's been it's definitely having gone. You should check it out if you're listening Can i ask you about the backpedals. I'm very about you buddy. Listen you don't have to be concerned. I am concerned. I am very concerned. I'm that kind of a caring guy. I may have the attention span of a six year old. But i got a lot of heart here and i got a lot of love for you. So so. here's the thing. I'm prepping to go on the air under the assumption. You may not make it to the show today because you're having problems in doctor's office which gets me off on a completely other on another tangent. I hate going to a doctor's office. Where on time and the doctors way behind. Because if i show up thirty minutes late i don't expect to jump to the front of the line so if you made an appointment with me at nine. Am or ten. Whatever like let's be on time everybody Yet look doctors offices. And i and i like my doctors but you know it was a busy day today. Times are busy and this isn't just a day. i mean it's generally the case. And i think most people have this experience and i'd love to hear from someone perhaps in the medical community and again we're not applying it to right now because pandemic situations different but i would say that this is pretty consistent regardless of when i've gone to the doctor's office like let's say today i had a one forty five appointment by the time i get there and they're few minutes early i check in. I sit down usually in the waiting room for like thirty minutes. And then i get to the exam room. And i usually sit there for like thirty minutes. And then doctor comes and sees me an hour later. I just curious as to why the general delays in the normal time because i think now is a little different but again i would say that. This is fairly consistent with any doctor. I've ever been to from the ages of whatever the hell. I could remember to till now adulthood so funny. You say that. Because i literally have doctor's appointment tomorrow morning at nine. Am under the assumption. That i will walk in early. See my doctorate nine. Be done by nine. Fifteen where i need to be by ten. Am no and now. I'm like worried that this isn't real. This is not reality. we're not the case. I think things right now are a little different but again i would say that's fairly consistent with my experiences at a at my personal doctor's office and again i've lived all over the country. I have lived in different parts of this particular city and seeing doctors in different parts of the city in the country and generally no matter where i've been it's always kind of been the same deal. So what's the deal with the back. Gimme what happened. I was out on thursday and friday. Excuse me i was dealing with opening day. Ben affleck. I saw you take pictures with the lovely rachel and your lovely daughters. Your son was too busy to attend a pair. Well no he attended on sunday and by the way that was when we got our first win when my when my son showed up so good luck charm so for all these races that we had were finishing last and second to last and fourth son shows up on sunday and we win a race. But forget about me. Let's talk about you happen to the back. I was working out in the In the garage of doing dead lifts wife was gone. So it's just the kids. Were inside the house. I you know. I'm the garages right there. So i could hear them. And then all of a sudden i was. I heard something to the effect of no. That's mine no that's mine. No that's mine. No that's my and i was like. Oh crap so. I went to put the weights down as i probably was turning before i actually put them down and then something kind of popped in my lower back that kind of created the issues that i've been having the last couple of days but i'm much better. Now i have mobility. They gave me a tour all shot. Now i'm very close to you. Play football you would no. I'm very close to kinda running in you. Know tackling a tackling dummy or a tackling machine. Pretty soon and. I'm sure i'll be fine. But yeah the medication. The pain part of the medication wasn't taking his well while the muslim actors were doing their job. My back was less less stiff. The pain part was still a bit of a pain for lack of a better. I let me poke around here for a quick minute. When you hear the infighting that's happening now and now you gotta go play play referee. Which by the way just so you know. It never ends dude. Late never ends my my nineteen year old daughter and my seventeen year. Old daughter had a full blown war on friday about. Who's wearing what shoes. And then they come to me. Like i'm supposed to in the middle i'm like i'm not getting in the middle of this. You guys work out. Who's wearing what shoes out of this. But it's going to happen forever. So now there's a fight going on in the house you're dead lifting you. Put down the weights. Do you immediately lock up and go down and yell for help. I no no no no no no no no no no it actually i. I knew how this worked it was. It was kinda slow deal. Where as you know as a slow. I mean a couple of minutes as my back would tighten up so i knew i had like a minute or two to settle whatever issues were going on and send them each to their own corners. So i was able to do that. And then i just laid down immediately after. Like when you when you stub your till you hit it and you know you've got about ten to twelve seconds by the time it actually reaches your brain and now you're in real pain. You actually knew you had about a minute to ninety seconds to settle the war and then you're going to be an agonizing pain by the way i've got a tweet here from. Mhs is the way they go by on twitter at zepa la says i work in the healthcare field and it depends on the assistant. Who's running the clinic for that particular physician. It's important for the assistant to properly manage the schedule. So they're not blaming. The doctors is more about the people around the office. Okay that seems fair. We have to deflect to somebody. We can't blame our doctors. We need him. So we'll blame the assistant in the office. That's fine okay. I mean that does seem fairly accurate right like the doctors there to help you out to get better whereas the assistant is there to manage the logistics so it does sound like it may ask another question though. I wanna poke around here. Let me ask you very inquisitive too. I am because. I missed thursday and friday and i missed it. You feel the need to catch up another so let me ask you this and i think this is probably the question that everybody who's listening is asking george. Why are you doing dead lifts in the garage. Like what is it about the dead lift exercise that you feel like when i work out one of the exercises i must do because for radio. I need to make sure i'm in good shape. I got a dead lift. What why the dead lift exercise. I actually had done lifts in a minute. And it was just one of those things where i should work on my lower back and my gluts. My hamstrings and things like that to avoid injury. It was literally my thought process. And of course it happens to lead to injury so just kind of weird how that worked out. Apparently i'm so sorry to be giggling but the thing is is i go to the gym right. I'm gonna do a little bit of chest. I'm gonna do some arms rambling to do some lattes not even some back core and well i'll do sit ups and you know some kind of exercises but i can tell you. As a matter of fact. The absolute last exercises i would be doing at this stage of my game. I'm a couple years. Older would be squats or dead lifts you want to get some dead lifts in right now. I'd be like no. I don't wanna get any. Why not because. I don't want to do with george did to himself. That would be my answer. Well i feel like i had i just been able to execute the dead lift without the crazy crying and having to turn around and not put the way down faster than i probably should have. I might have still been able to execute it properly but yeah that unfortunately didn't work out that way. Yeah all right well. I'm glad doing dead lifts anymore. I'm elliott kind of nailed. It similar to you. He said why are you doing dead. Lifts at forty three years old. Like what is like if you're a pro football player and you're like look. I'm really working on on my hips and my strength and my you know all the things that i gotta do to be a great football player or baseball player. I'd be like okay. I understand lifting would seem to make sense but when you're in your forties and you're keeping yourself in shape to be a dad and be a radio host and television personality. Dead lifts is one of those exercises that you can put a big x. thrown go. We don't need to do those anymore. Well listen we will. I mean we got that guy who tweeted us but now we have dr clapper who apparently was listening. And we'll tell us what. The wyatt generally take so long doctor clapper. It's great to hear your voice. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for listening. And so why does it generally take me an hour to actually be seen when my appointment was at one forty five and it was like two fifty and i'm finally being seen could speak my office and i don't wanna watch so however long it's gonna take for me to take care of you whether you came from alaska san francisco or from around the corner. That's the way. I run the office. And i would say with the pandemic we actually see less patients because of all the mass and all the protocols so if you're having more of a wait there is something wrong the office you go into clapper. Don't you. when i listen to you on saturday mornings you like to do deep dives when people call with injuries. Have you heard what. I'm doing here today with george. Dr clapper where. I'm finding out what exercise. Why are you dead lifting. what are you training for. How did you put it. These are all critical questions for clapper. Vision agree or disagree. Dr great jobs got topless. So george how younger you forty three okay. So after h forty a lot happens in our body. So i'm gonna write another book called. Stop exercising you're killing yourself and then it'll say. Let me explain. Because i should trademark the term age or size when you were twenty five years old george you could go to the top of espn building a jump. You gland on a car and white yourself off and you keep walking at forty three years old you elastic anymore. Things snap so that this that you have used to be very rubberband ish now. It's stiff like letter. You gotta exercise differently. Okay fair enough dr clapper. You know what. I'm gonna hit you up after the show and whether it's today or tomorrow discuss better exercise regimens for me. Great to hear your voice brother. I okay. same here love you bulk. You've known a great job. Gosh love doctors in wichita and george make sure when you call dr clapper's office you tell them that you were on the radio with him and he'll move you to the front of the line. He does this every just text. Dr clapper's just just given some advice. That's all i need to call his. I just text me. Text me all the time. We're good like copper. And i go back now. I've been here five six years. Now kaplan clapper. You gotta know. Dr clapper to get to get that kind of you know what i'm saying. Do indeed yeah. Listen we've got lots to do. We're going to do bash for cash. It's back two hundred dollars and four hundred dollars. Those are your chances to. That's the type of cash you can win if you give us the correct player who hits a home run hit if you pick the correct player and what inning. Though hit a home run in you can win. Four hundred dollars to win twice the amount and if the person who calls in greg do i have this right. The president calls in and gets to be caller number. Four one the cuticle happens they will win a meet and greet virtual meet and greet with. Mookie betts yes. You're absolutely right okay. All that's happening so stick around. I was trying to promote that but clearly. It's today for a lot of reasons but we'll get to that so tune in keep it locked those for that cuticle you win that virtual meet and greet when mookie betts and you could play bash for caches. Well all coming up in two minutes. Thank you christopher. So we have gary goodson from burbank. Today's bashar cash contestant. And by the way gary just for being bash for cash contestant. Today you've won a virtual meet-and-greet with dodgers great. Mookie betts courtesy of body armor more than a sports drink stock up on bardy hammers sports. Drink at your local albertson's are you ready to play. I am ready. That's awesome looking forward to mookie into our works. All right gary. Listen this is very easy. You pick an angel player or a dodger player to hit a home run tonight and in inning. If you get the right player it's two hundred bucks if you get the right player and the right inning. You're going to get four hundred dollars. But here's the thing if we don't have a correct prediction today then on monday well. Today is monday tuesday tomorrow. The cash prize goes to three hundred dollars and six hundred dollars respectively respectively. Thank you all right. Cool so give us your prediction gary. Mack muncie in the ford max. Month muncie of the dodgers in the fourth inning. All right man. Well best of luck to you. Congratulations on winning the virtual meet and greet with mookie betts courtesy of body armor put. We're put you on hold. Make sure we set that up for you. I good luck tonight. Very good luck. Good luck and make sure you're listening tomorrow. It's four fifteen when we have another chance to bash for cash and special thanks to owning bringing safety and simplicity refinancing your home visit owning dot com for more info. Today all right there we go bash. Music got have the music. Yeah so we got a new contestant. They're going to win now. How many of those. Mookie betts meet and greet so we doing greg. We're gonna do one every day for the next two weeks. Oh wow ten that so basically you have to be listening to the start of the show every yeah the i two segments too because you got to make because we go commercial break at any time in the in that first segment and you gotta hear the cuticle there in the commercial break and then hopefully when your chance to be one of the contestants to not only win the mookie meet and greet thanks to body armor but also then play bash for cash. I love that. Max muncie call by the way. Today matt is looking at it though. I was trying to figure it out. I'm trying to do the math. So here's the starting lineup. Mookie betts its i. Max muncie second. Justin turner will smith fourth. So i'm just looking at this. I'm trying to figure it out. Okay first inning this at bat. Could they come up in the fourth. That's the hard part of making the prediction is. When will your player come up for a second time. You know if amax muncie playing the giants this year. He's got like seven home. Runs in eight games or something crazy like that. He just hits home runs against this team over and over again. The giants are definitely like worried about him. I actually just did a radio interview with One of the The stations there in san francisco earlier today and the all you know their their questions at least the first couple were about. Max muncie just tearing the cover off the ball against them. He's got their number. It's it's pretty incredible to watch. I bet you hits home. Run today just for gary goodson. Whoa hey let's hope so. But here's the thing. This is a huge huge series. But but not just this four game series between the giants and the dodgers think about this guy's the giants and the dodgers will play seven games in their next ten games. And if you're the dodgers if you're gonna make your move and by the way they've done a great job of clawing their way back in. The giants have unexpectedly ben in first place for pretty much the entire first. Half of the season they went to the all star break with the lead in the division but the dodgers have climbed back in and they've done it by the way without cory seager without bellenger for a long period of time. Obviously there's still question marks about and whether or not he'll ever return but here's the thing you're going to play seven games in your next ten and in between you're going to play lowly colorado. You just took two out of three this past weekend. If the dodgers are going to make their move. This would be a great time to do that. Head to head. Seven of the next ten against san francisco. Oh i'm sure. I don't think there's any question you know these next ten games or these next seven or whatever of the next. Ten games are are unbelievably important. Now look they're facing their best pitcher. I think tonight and guzman. You know so like this tonight to me is kind of the a big opportunity if they can win this one. I feel decent moving forward despite the fact that there's a decent chance greg. Correct me if i'm wrong. That giuseppe great probably gets a nod in these in one of these games here too right. Yeah he should actually. They're thinking that he's going to start tomorrow. Because it's a bullpen. Game tomorrow especially with you know. Kershaw on the i l. deal. Yeah we may see joe's. i agree. Start the game tomorrow by the way. I want to tell you guys that the website dodger blue dot com is running a poll. And what they're asking is what your confidence level is in the dodgers and the giants in this four game series. How many games do you think. The dodgers will win in this series against the giants georgia prediction. I'll take two okay. That's exactly what i said to twenty five percent of people agree with you and i fifty percent of dodger fans say fifty three games twenty percents say four games and only four percents say that the dodgers will only win one game on dodger blue dot com. Giving those guys a shout out. Yeah i think the when to hear again. Because if i had to look at the way. The dodgers pitching guzman is going to be a challenge. All right so. I think that that in itself begins is where the issues begin but i i feel pretty good. I feel pretty good That they can get to. I think the gray bullpen game could be a challenge for them as well so i'm giving them a loss against their best pitcher in the bullpen game and i think they can win the other two. That's just kind of the way i'm looking at it. I love when top prospects come up especially top pitching prospects because if you're a fan of a team and you're and you're a fan beyond just what's happening on the field right now. You're watching what's happening minor league system and you're waiting for all the top prospects to come up. Whoever is your top prospect particularly though a pitcher. Most fans are like. Let's see what he's got and when he's not being brought up either people start to go on and maybe not so good. But in this case i'm i would be very curious to see what was i agree with. Look like as. I am looking at padres. For example they've got a kid named kenzi gore. I'm always curious to see top. Pitching prospects come up and what happens in particular in there. I put in there i start. Well it's interesting because if you look at the way this thing is unfolding right like they've got they're going up against gausmann tonight so tough. Tough deal for johnson and then they got the bullpen game against alex. Wood who i think. Look i think alex is going to be a little charged up to against the dodgers. Now that could work against them too. But i generally would would side in in his corner against a bullpen. Start and then you got odious and walker bueller on the back end so i feel confident. The dodgers can win those two on the back end. That's just kind of the way. I see it unfolding but coming up. Next we're gonna get to overrated underrated one of our games if three games when a four thirty one at five. Thirty one at six thirty but are overrated underrated. Game is coming up next. We'll be back in two minutes and forty five seconds. Thank you very much chris. All right we're going to start with birthdays and cap how. 'bout you do the birthdays. I i know who anybody is. I hope so. I mean we'll find out of the game. Isn't it all right. Usually when you ask chelsea it gives me time to google right right so we're gonna start with you so you can just keep repeating the names over and over again while you google benedict cumberbatch. Do you know who he is. No idea doctor. Strange marvel universe. He was in the second straight series of the star trek. Revival right okay. Yeah or brian may from queen. Okay so benedict cumberbatch. Is that his name cumberbatch. Okay and then the next one was. Brian may guitarist of queen. Okay i'm gonna say that. Brian may is overrated. Okay and by the way this is not knowing who the other guy even is just because you know what listen to me. Queen is about freddie mercury. That that's the way. I see it and so guitar player could be replaced in my opinion whereas lead singer. Not likely so. I'm going to go with it. Because i don't wanna use my get out of jail free card on monday on the very first question. It's like hitting a home run on the first pitch. I'd like to do that in this case. I don't wanna give it up. So i'm gonna go overrated with guitar player from queen. I'm actually going to agree with you. And i actually feel you had sound logic and as i think bentiu cumberbatch is actually a really good actor. Who's got all sorts of talent and and rain. so i i mean while i agree with your logic on queen i also think that into cumberbatch is really really good. Just checking amount right now. I don't know yet what you don't watch movies. So there's that's right next all right so donald forty nine or safety. Jimmy ward is starting to trash talk about a month before preseason game start when talking about matt stafford on monday morning quarterback. He said he's the same quarterback who was on the lions and they still didn't go to the playoffs. And they had mega tron is trash talk overrated or underrated. While i was kinda hoping to do that during the show at some point we can. We can still do it later. I guess but yeah i mean. The trash talk is underrated. Because i feel like trash. Talk in. general is underrated especially in football Because i i don't know i just think we don't. We get a lot of it in basketball. I feel like even baseball guys talk a lot. There's been less and less of it in football. It's actually been a little nicer. So i i like it even. I don't agree with him. I like it. I'm gonna go overrated here for a couple of reasons. Actually if you go back and you look at stafford's career. There have been a couple of playoff appearances so to say that he hasn't gone to. The playoffs is not a hundred percent accurate. It's just kind of global statement of he played for the lions they stink. He doesn't go to the postseason so he's no good. They actually have gone to the postseason fact just a few years ago. I did a game. Detroit at seattle which was a playoff game. Detroit so i think it's overrated and i'll just give you one more reason which is because i think many people share this opinion. Which is we're not sure what matthew stafford is on a good team until we see him on a good team and so many people are still thinking that matthew stafford is a guy who put up hall of fame statistics but never put up any victories. So i just don't think the opinion is that interesting because many of share it. Okay next art. Kaplan i saw an ad for an inflatable hot tub on sale. When looking for these stories and it's counted a discount pretty heavily from one hundred twenty bucks down to forty nine ninety nine. So our inflatable hot tubs overrated or underrated. I'm gonna go with underrated. Because i think that i've not really seen this ad now. Who knows what you might have been talking about that. Your computer or your phone may have heard who knows what you may have been searching online to to have this ad pop up. But i don't really know much. I think of as an an inflatable hot tub is being like a little kiddy pool they would put in your backyard and i actually think out of the ground. Pools are underrated. So i'm gonna go with underrated here with With inflatable hot tub. I'm gonna go overrated. Only because i feel like an inflatable hot tub right. That's how you described it. It is an inflatable hot tub. Probably made out of some sort of rubber material. And i would imagine you know if you're going to be a hot tub. Chances are it's going to be well over one hundred degrees instead hot tub. Maybe the rubber can withstand that for you know a certain period of time. But i feel like it's kind of similar to like h close if you buy clothes at h. m. you know you got maybe a three or four usages out of it maybe five if lucky so i feel like that would be a waste of money so i would say overrated. I gotta tell you i'm looking at. I'm looking at it online right now. The inflatable hot things. Nice looking piece. I wonder how they get it to do all the jacuzzi actions that it seems to be doing that. I'm looking at this photo right now. The age lines by one and try it figure it out is a forty nine ninety nine but h nothing is very very true. You got like three three times using it looks good but then it falls fades. It's not great and especially if you wash it right then you're really in trouble nine ninety nine if you've got three uses out of that that's not so bad right. I mean fifty bucks for an inflatable hot tub. So you're basically saying like you know seventeen cents each time you're in a hot tub. That's right that's the equivalent of it. Well it depends on what happens and who you're with feeling i mean i don't know man laura. Let me ask you a question if some dude invited you to his house okay. And he's like yo girl in the hot tub okay and you get ready. Get the hot tub and you see an inflatable hot tub. How what is your reaction to that. Hey man you know what. I got an emergency call. I have to go right. Yeah i'm out. I mean if you don't have an inflatable hot tub. You wanna get in the bathtub together. I mean that's that's more. I think that's more appropriate than inflatable tub looking for romance. I don't know if the inflatable hot tub is the place to go sleazy. I dunno some of these look pretty. Good there's this coleman one right here. This looks pretty good. What's x. greg. Counting the time for jaanus at the free throw line. Sodano is nothing new in these playoffs. As you've rightly pointed out me a couple of weeks ago but one suns fan was holding up one hundred dollar bills and counting them while doing the free throw count. Is this move overrated underrated. I mean it's underrated because he became a viral sensation. So there's that so just give credit and that's what people want. Everybody wants their fifteen minutes of fame and that guy got it now. two sons fans have gotten. How long did it take. And how many. How many did he have the you know. He had a big ole handful. Yeah that's pretty impressive. i mean i'm going go with. I'm gonna go with underrated that this guy's got this this of hundreds because if you got a water hundreds and you're at a basketball game and you're like acting like you're making it rain. I don't know somebody might come. Take those from you. seen a lot of arena fights. Punch you and take your money. I'm going under rated last one greg. All right last one Cap tony gonzalez. Was one of the greatest tight ends in an nfl history and started to get some time on the nfl on fox broadcasts but he is now leaving that yes. He's leaving because he wants to pursue a career as an actor in tv and movies. Is this move for tony overrated or underrated. I'm going to say that the move is overrated for a couple of reasons. I'm gonna give them to you like this. I always have to start it out. Because i'm about to say something mean. But i'm gonna start with something nice tony. Gonzalez was a great player of very good looking guy a good pitch man for certain products however he falls into the same category of joe montana or dan marino or jim kelly guys who were hall of fame players who never really really became great television analysts so now to leave that which he's not great at to go become an actor i would say good luck but and maybe he will probably should have done it right off the field. But i'm gonna go with overrated. Because i just don't think as much as i like tony gonzalez the guy. I didn't really think he was a very good television broadcaster. Well i also think he'd only been doing it for a couple of years. So i think a lot of that is how much work you're willing to put into that. How much work your producers are willing to put it. And i don't know those answers. I just feel like what happens now with athletes. Is we throw them on. Tv and just go. Hey sinker swim. We want everybody to be the next barclay and kenny shack. And that's not how it works. You have to help. People sometimes become that. And i don't. I don't know the workings of fox. Sports so i don't know if that was the case i felt like he was pretty good acting as a different skill. Set than just being a pitch man you mentioned marino marino did some acting but again he acted as himself right in those movies and he was funny in those movies. Where there was ace. Ventura or little nicky. The adam sandler movie. But it's different when you're trying to be an actor actor now rick fox was able to pull that off but very few have been able to pull that off so anyway we'll see good luck to. I actually liked him on fox. I say good luck to them as well. I mean he's good looking guy and he's from southern california and he's had a whole bunch of tv face time on national tv on fox and i think george wasn't on. Cbs before fox didn't he might have been briefly. I thought he did the nfl today. Like right out of playing where he went right into their studio show. It is true. Though you're right like sometimes guys are big names and they don't become great. Tv analysts and other times guys are not big names and they become. I look at my friend. Louis riddick i mean. Nobody's nobody knew him is a good player in the nba. Wasn't he's not charles barkley earlier shack but he he's arguably the best guy on there yet. Nobody knew louis riddick. The player nobody knew. Louis riddick the front office executive. But everybody knows louis riddick. Tv star right. I that is overrated underrated coming next. Oh forget our game at five thirty would you rather and our favorite game the game. That will your favorite tube is the most listened to segment on the show. Big deal or no deal at six thirty but coming up next. There are some super bowl. Matchup odds we're going to tell you where the rams are in that particular conversation. And maybe even the raiders. Greg but chances other winners no pretty low is my guess. Yes sir sodano elsie. He just be kept. Laura greg today with you. Crank the song little bit here. Laura cal. seventeen thousand guesses to guest this. I feel like this is a migos song. Am i right or my way off laura. Y'all i'm shook right. I can't believe you knew that who told you that. Who said it in your those great. Oh you don't even know who said it in your cabinet. Here's the thing george. I have learned recently that the way. I'm going to learn what i would call. Relevant popular. music is not on the radio anymore. Remember when we were kids we would all listen to the ray the top forty station and we all learn what the cool songs were. Now i get my music you ready for this from my peleton and this morning i was taking my main man alex tucson and he had a class called a thirty minute club bangers class. I took that club bangers class he loves the migos he always plays migos. So i and. I've seen migos in concert by the way so i don't know man they just have a sound. Come on. give me a little love on that. Show me come on. But i'll i am stunned. Check i mean. I i was like i couldn't even dean because i was so strict that you guessed that and then i'm facing the studio so greg couldn't see but i was like mouth open. Everything i was frozen. The best was george. He wasn't like. I'll give you three guesses. I'll give you a seventeen thousand not bad. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. It is pretty impressive. I would say pretty impressive literally was willing to give seventeen thousand nine in at least for decades but yeah you got so. There's a couple of things i want to get into. But i saw that the super bowl odds just popped up. Tell me so the super bowl odds as far as the matchups up so instead matchups we have. Let me just go through here. So who do you think kaplan is the the the matchup with the least favorable odds like in the sense of the match up. They expect i would say tampa bay from the afc side of things in the nfc. Excuse me the nfc side. And then i would say that Maybe it's like baltimore or buffalo or one of those kinds of up and comers with young superstar quarterbacks or maybe. I'm just missing. Somebody obvious greg. Who would you pick the. Who do you think vegas tabbed as the number one super bowl matchup. I think it's a repeat with tampa bay and the chiefs. Yeah that's probably right. Sheets that is. It is a fourteen to one tampa bay the chiefs now number two is the rams and the chiefs interesting. So so what are the odds on the twenty eight to one okay. Pretty good would san francisco in kansas city and twenty eight to want so. Everybody says kansas city from the afc. So the first three or kansas city naito for the first five are kansas city. The rams chiefs monday night. Game at the coliseum. What was this now three years ago or so probably the best regular season. Nfl football game. I've ever been to ever seen. I mean that was if we could ever get a repeat of that. That was an amazing night. An incredible game fireworks all over the place. That was awesome. Yeah it was a blast to watch. So that is number two rams and chiefs and then as i mentioned niners chiefs then it's tampa bay buffalo so buffalo's the first. Afc team to pop up not named kan city and then in fifth. It's the packers and chiefs so aaron rodgers and patrick mahomes there. So but yeah. It seems like it's tampa bay. Has i'm trying to count. How many one two three four five six. Seven eight nine ten eleven. So out of the i. Eleven odds nampa bay has seven. Well i mean listen. I know we haven't gotten into training camp quite yet in camps are going to open up cowboys later. This week in oxnard and the rams are next week as i recall in irvine and then. Nfl training camps are starting to open. But the one thing about tampa is they went. The opposite. direction of the lakers. The lakers wanna championship. Instead we're getting rid of this guy this guy this guy and this guy and we're gonna replace them with other guys in the rest of us all went well. They're much better now. on paper. what tampa did was different. They said we're gonna keep everybody and try and make another run and we'll just get better through the draft which to be debated and we'll see if that really happens but that that is an interesting difference of philosophy. What the lakers did after a championship versus what. The buccaneers did after a championship. And they've got everybody coming back. Yeah i also think is different sport right like you're you're not you're championship. Nba team chances are. You're not augmenting through the draft in any mean augmenting via free agency and on the fringes frequently. See where an. Nfl team doesn't lose a guy or two guys. I mean even when that part of the equation is not normal for sure. So yeah so the rams are in that equation. I'm trying to see if i could find the raiders anywhere. Hold on greg. Sorry let me see how far number ten go go back. I think they're number ten. Nope raiders so look i will just give you the nfc side gama is. I'm curious know. Tampa the rams the niners as i mentioned. Then you again. Then you got tampa green bay at five tampa tampa seven seattle at eight tampa tampa tampa eight nine ten eleven then. The cowboys are the twelfth team new orleans arizona. The rams again niners. yeah. I mean i. I'm trying to see how i mean. Listen we listen when you say green bay. There's an assumption. That aaron rodgers is the quarterback which by the way i believe. Aaron rodgers will be the starting quarterback packers week. One and i believe as long as he's healthy. He'll play the entire season in green bay. But that's an assumption that we're making with new orleans with drew brees retiring. You might think to yourself. Well that might be a good thing for them. Because every year new orleans was right there but they had not been able to get back to the super bowl and we all know what happening. It's rams a couple years ago which was a controversial situation. But they're changing quarterback or quarterbacks and so man. I think you're putting a lot into the new orleans saints vegas but popular team and you're trying to inspire people to bet on him. Okay down the raiders. I found him. I did too. So the chargers are sixty two one against tampa bay and that is twelve. Thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen seventeen best odds bucks versus chargers and you have to go way down to one hundred fifteen to one where my guess is. It's like the thirty fifth or sixth. The best choice. Maybe more than that you have. Tampa versus the raiders at one hundred fifteen to one far. You gotta go to get the raiders. I had to scroll yup. It's definitely not in the first few right know about thirty lines. Thirty-five line go. Jon gruden to go get the raiders in any capacity. Well particularly in the afc west and again. I know where we haven't even training camps have even open but they will soon and people start to get excited because the nba finals will come to an end. We'll be into the dog days of summer with baseball and then training camps open and people will start to get excited about in the afc west. Kansas city is considered head and shoulders far and away better than everybody else better than everybody. Here i agree. And and what you have here is in. With the raiders. People don't believe in. Derek carr people certainly right now. Do not believe in jon gruden. Yup so you can take the raiders and put them off to the side. That's why they're at one hundred fifteen to one as far as the chargers go. Yeah a lot of people believing this young quarterback but he's off more slumps or a real thing absolutely and if you know anything about the organization you know that they are the clippers so so there's that problem and for denver. They also don't ever quarterback decent defence stilted. they're not that good so that is the always wants to make sure we passed it along all right coming up next. You mentioned the nba. Finals will dive into that. Plus what you need to know inbetween. We're back in three minutes and ten seconds was slippery body. This is l. g. greenwich. I'm here to tell you about my new podcast. Abc audio life out loud. This show is all about preserving the history and honoring the contributions of the lgbtq community. Each week. i'll talk to some of the most fascinating. People pave the way for the more inclusive world. These conversations can get heavy but this show is also filled with so much joy. 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