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CBS3 News PM News Update 7/31/20

CBS3 Eyewitness News Philadelphia

00:47 sec | 4 months ago

CBS3 News PM News Update 7/31/20

"I'm just kicker talion here today CBS three eyewitness news headlines good news for the phillies no one tested positive for Covid, nineteen today however, Citizens Bank Park is still closed and the phillies will not play baseball. This weekend AIRBNB has removed dozens of listings in new. Jersey the move follows complaints about parties that are violating state restrictions on gatherings during the pandemic some. Of those listings down the shore where it covid nineteen cases arising Florida will soon feel the impact of hurricane sis it's expected to strengthen to a category two storm hurricane watches are now in effect, the state's governor is urging his residents to prepare I'm Jess ca-car. Talia. Be Sure to follow us on facebook and twitter CBS Philly. We'll see later tonight I witnessed.

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CBS3 News PM News Update 7-30-20

CBS3 Eyewitness News Philadelphia

00:55 sec | 4 months ago

CBS3 News PM News Update 7-30-20

"I'm just car talion here. Today is CBS three eyewitness news headlines to members of the Phillies Organization of tested positive for Covid nineteen coach and a home clubhouse attendant. The fills were scheduled to play Toronto this weekend at Citizens Bank Park however, that won't happen now because the ball field is closed until further notice cases of covid nineteen are on the rise in Philadelphia and its suburbs and officials believe it could be people visiting the Jersey Shore. And bringing back corona virus to their home communities and the FDA has outlined template for commercial developers to work with the government on developing diagnostic tests that can be done quickly at home or an offices or schools. The FDA says it wants to get tests to market that are simple to use says the home pregnancy test I'm just ca-car. Talia be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter at CBS Philly and we'll see later tonight on witness.

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CBS3 News PM News Update 7-27-20

CBS3 Eyewitness News Philadelphia

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

CBS3 News PM News Update 7-27-20

"I'm just kick our talion here. Today's CBS three eyewitness news headlines Tonight Phillies in Yankees. Game has been postponed. This comes after the MARLINS. The phillies played this weekend citizens. Bank Park announced that twelve of its players and two coaches tested positive for corona virus. The Miami Marlins baseball team is currently quarantining in Philadelphia and was forced to cancel home opener tonight against Baltimore police were called. You break up a massive house. House Party and Lower Montgomery County over the weekend. Neighbors say the party created a safety issue along their streets, and no one was practicing social, distancing the owners of Camden. Jim are facing charges after repeatedly defying governor Murphy's shutdown order, they were arrested this morning and then released. I'm just kick. Talia be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter at CBS billy and we'll see you later tonight. I witness news.

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Fantasy Baseball w/ Garion Thorne + Our Bryce Harper Reaction

Painting Corners Podcast

45:07 min | 1 year ago

Fantasy Baseball w/ Garion Thorne + Our Bryce Harper Reaction

"Welcome. To painting corners, your weekly Bod gas or all things baseball. Now. Here are your host Austin Hartsfield, and Dave quit Caskey. Alright. So when David I started painting corners, there was a couple of people that I've wanted on the show, you know, everybody wants athletes, obviously won't we won't Red Sox. Eventually that'll happen. That's true. That's true. Go JJ out here with your JJ takes my ails MVP shut up. But when it came down to it. And you know, we were talking about dream guests the guy that's actually on with us today is was on my list in that is fantasy expert Gary Thorne from draftkings what's going on Gerri now. Too much guys nuts. It's it's nice to hear. Although obviously, not an athlete if I was I would personally hope I wouldn't play for the Red Sox. How he's Bluejays. I'm trying to. That's right. You're the Blue Jays guy. I always kind of forget their teams forgive me. And that's that's the thing is like we we are also in the same division as every team. And we have no rivals. And no one cares about us. Now. Just just below the radar a little bit. But yeah, so we got big news yesterday at the time of this recording Bryce Harper signed his huge deal yesterday. What's kind of the reaction from you? And what's kind of the reaction and what fantasy ramifications? Does this have? It's it's almost unfortunate. Just how boring I think my take on. This is like I just don't really see it changing his value all that much. I guess you could make the case and probably correctly. So that citizens Bank park has been one of the best non-core homerun hitters parks for the past three or four five seasons. I know by ESPN park factors last season was actually the best home run park in all of baseball. But you know, nationals park was a pretty good offensive park last season. So I don't think there's a massive change here. I think the big takeaway is just it's better than it was the Phillies than the giants, right? Yeah. Would want to see him playing at oracle the lineup. Bobby? Obviously doesn't have the same sort of luster at this point. Although adding Bryce Harper obviously help that. I think really the interesting thing is just what it does to us trying to project the Phillies lineup, which you know. It's going to be a good lineup anyway. And you could make the case that, you know, rising tide lifts all boats. But someone's gotta hit seventh in someone's gotta hit eighth now. And I know a lot of people kinda likes, you know, taking a flyer and like Cesar Hernandez. Eighty one ninety. But it just it just seems rough. And I know he had the injury yesterday to at the hip flexor. So that obviously puts a wrinkle in this too. But it's hard to envision a scenario where it's not mccutchen leading off. And then probably gene cigar batting second. So, you know, I it just maybe sort of tanks any perspective Allieu, we could have had with a Cesar Hernandez, pre Bryce Harper Phillies lineup that was probably gonna be pretty good anyway. So yeah, it's it's probably just the guys around her. Because I I don't know what you guys think. But I I really don't see this affecting it all that much. He's still just a top fifteen player. Borderline top five outfielder. I think I'm just pretty set in stone with that philosophy at this point, regardless of where he signed no, I'm pretty much the same way on that. Almost exactly to the only thing that fantasy value would increase in my opinion, would be RBI's depending where they put him in the lineup because guys are gonna get on base a little bit more, especially with adding JT, and you know, Sagarra, do you think there's a possibility that he somehow slides into that, you know, magic new two hole where they're gonna put you Aaron judge has been there. They're talking about putting Mookie Betts there. Do you think he jumps up to two and like that's new phenomenon 'cause gave cap was the big analytics guy. Yeah. You know, those type of things would that affect him negatively or just kinda also kind of balance out and the same. If he does get the two. Well, I think the to be okay for I mean, he's really like from an architectural standpoint. He is the guy you would want to bet second and Kappler would be the manager to do it as you mentioned. So that that's an interesting wrinkle to in the nice thing, you mentioned, the RBI total. And the possible RBI totally agree. I mean, I think that he'd be a very pristine spot. We're probably talking about a top five offense in all of baseball for next season. But if you've owned Bryce Harper throughout the years, you weren't really necessarily owning him for RBI upside. Anyway, if that makes sense like, I know we're talking about somebody who's been a National League MVP and has consistently got into that ninety RBI plateau. But it's not as if we're taking someone out of three four spot in a lineup who were expecting to get one hundred ten one hundred fifteen RBI's to bring back value. This is someone who just for the first time last season crested one hundred RBI, and it took him over six hundred seventy plate appearances to do it. So you wouldn't be losing that factor so much as I think he could still get to generally what his career average has been out of the two spot and his run production would probably just skyrocket. I mean, we we've seen. I'm not going to show. My Blue Jays alliances all the time. But we've seen. Gene, someone like Josh Donaldson. The couple years he was hitting second in a lineup. That was one of the two three four best a la- baseball. You know, one hundred twenty run production is is you know, it's it's on the table. So no. I think I would think exactly. So I actually think I would sorta like it if he moved into. But there again, there's really no wrong answer here. I guess if he moved to the worry is like, okay. What do they do with cigar? Because he doesn't really feel like he's a guy who would hit, you know, six does he move to seven to. It's their lineup is is super interesting to me. So when it comes to fantasy value, right? You talked about citizens big park and how great it is for hitters. How much is the ballpark? They plan actually affect the value of the player. And does it affect their ADP a whole lot? I think it's it's all specific to particular cases. I mean, the most obvious example, I guess would be the other new Philly if we wanna talk real new toe where you know, it's it's not always even about where they're going. It's about where they're leaving. And you know, if if you wanted to use ESPN's park factors, or even baseball perspective perspective factors, which account for handedness as well. It was Marlins. Mark was just the worst ballpark for a right handed hitter to be last season. So you know, that was one of those rare situations where anywhere he could have signed or could have been traded. It just was going to be an improvement in citizens Bank park is such a massive improvement that it, you know, it's it's eye-popping in a way. But I would say it's it's a it's it's like anything else. It's maybe when it comes to draft day, and you're kind of looking between two players. You have a similar tier? Maybe it's a way to tiebreak right up there with strength of lineup and run projections and stuff like that. But you know, I I would say break it out on occasion, it it's not like one of the first things. I look at what I'm trying to break down a player's value. But you know, definitely a park like citizens Bank. If if if it's if it's a guy going for Marlins park there. Sure, I think it's it's definitely something. We have to talk about when it's someone like Harper going from nationals park. It becomes less of a concern for me. Yeah. So it's not the biggest jump as you just saying from the ballpark dramatically shifting away. Harper lava for staying on top of that, you know, the big value who Harper is, you know, as you can be at the top of lineup and stuff like that. I mentioned before we get on the show that I was talking to some of my buddies about our fancy baseball league that we're starting up at know the draft is going to be at the end the March, and I always get into the bait, and I get in the same debate with people that have you know, one fantasy leagues have played a lot of fancy leagues and my whole philosophy on drafting at the top of the draft board. Obviously not later on is I go for starting pitching. I go for starting pitching in the first two if not three rounds pretty much every single year because my philosophy on it is you can always find an outfielder or utility guy that gets called up or starts blowing up mid year. You look back couple years ago. Tommy fan, Chris Taylor. Walker? Bueller is the exception for the pitcher? But Cody Bellinger, you look at all those young guys in most of the time they're going to be fielders specifically outfielders because of the way that you can, you know, kinda, you know, quote, unquote abuse. The system and say he's an outfielder everybody can be really plays first base a lot. But he's listed as an outfielder for everybody listening to home. What's your philosophy at the top of your board drafting, do you kind of share the same thing you go best pay player available? And is it always just a Mike trout show? Number one, usually Mike trout. Yeah. Although one of one might trout, usually. Yeah. But I actually I'm willing to hear the Mookie Betts arguments this season. Okay. I don't need it people. People don't talk. I don't think I don't want to get on my soapbox here that might trout is a bad player or anything. But you know, I it's sorta like Harper. I don't think we've talked enough about the fact that you know, for as much as we like to say Mike trout is eight five category player in theory in a vacuum. He is it's never really had the RPI production in mckees kind of had him in that category. The last couple seasons. But anyway, I think that's that's you know, if you have the first or second pick. It's it's pretty blessed situation to be in any way. But I I would say I'm pretty malleable, I wouldn't often start pitcher pitcher, and I guess it depends on. On the season. And it's all case specific, but I do find that sometimes when I'm looking at, you know, a standard five by five league, you know, there there is just the factor when you take a starting pitcher, a, you know, aside from their dominance in certain categories, like if you can get assures or something like that, you know, they are at best a four category player. Kaz not going to save games. So there's that aspect, but I would say this year specifically. I've really kind of taking taking a liking to starting with two positional players and then in round three and four. There's just the tier of guy past Corey kluber the tier that includes like Nola and Bauer and Snell, and to a lesser extent Severino, but Patrick Corbin starts to get in that mix as well. I just like a lot of those names. And I trust a lot of those guys. And I'm even finding with it seems like we've kinda started the backlash everyone expected to happen with lakes now, that's that's really picked up in the last couple of weeks. And he you know, we just started doing Justin Mason's fantastic fantasy baseball invitational. And it it does seem like some guys are little scared to go with Snell because of the strand rate because of the backup I'm cool with it. I honestly think we're moving to age baseball where you know, it's going to be the norm to have eight nine ten starting pitchers by season's end have a strand rate above eighty percent. So I think that tier is something I really liked to exploit this particular season. So that might be painting might early draft board a little differently than I would say, you know, every single season. I don't think I'm going to start positional player positional player. But this year, that's kind of how it's gone aren't your aunt. So I'm gonna through a couple guys that you that I kind of kind of curious on their fantasy. You have a guy like Andrew Benintendi, who's obviously a blossoming star who gets to play every day and who's going to get a lot of a bats. Then you have begun the other side who like friend Maria who's kind of endanger of splitting appearances with hundred foot. What's the value? Like, you said, they're obviously pretty different. I think the interesting thing. Benintendi is you know, you've got off core coming out and saying that he's going to bat leadoff this season. Which you know, it's it's hard to necessarily pencil a guy in from like a hundred and sixty games every single season. But you know, Benintendi over the last two seasons is shown his durability. He's gotten above six hundred fifty played appearances each of the last two seasons and not that he by any means as a ball player that needs volume to be a successful fantasy commodity. But in you're talking about someone who has the potential to be a five category contributor and was last season. Maybe the RBI's take a bit of a hit batting leadoff primarily. But if he's someone who can get to, you know, a franscisco Lynn door or Trey Turner level plate appearances this season if he can get to more than seven hundred plate appearances in one of the only two offenses in baseball that fan grass projects to be scoring more than five runs per game. He could very easily. Lead the league in runs. In fact. That's that's not the craziest thing to say. If I was putting odds on it. You know, it might be like six or seven to one that Andrew Benintendi leads the league in runs. It just makes a lot of sense to me. Then you factor in obviously someone who can just get twenty home runs twenty stolen bases. There's there's inherent safety in a guy like Benintendi. So I think right now where he's going inside the top thirty. I think that's pretty justified and raises is kind of the exact opposite end of the spectrum. Right. I think that there's obvious power in his bat and his second half even showed us that this power translates the major league level, but there's just so many warm bodies right now in San Diego. I have a hard time projecting. Just what level of usage he's gonna get. And you know, I think it was lad settler who does some great work for red a wire, you know, we talk about all. The time has stolen bases are probably the baseball statistic that is is missing the most in this era of baseball in the just the one we talk about so often where really from a fantasy perspective when it comes down to it. The most important stat is just played appearances. And I can't really figure out where I land with race. Now, I it seemed like a month ago he and hunter Renfro were kind of being drafted in a similar tier? And now Renfro was just completely surpassed him, which which I back. I just think that Renfro is obviously going to be the one who gets the benefit of the doubt gets the first crack at getting everyday at bats. And even the second half of his season showed that it wasn't just the left handed power. He could also hit right handed pitching at a reasonable clip. So and also, the Manny Machado thing is is kind of interesting because it clearly puts them in the box of a team that, you know, whether or not you actually think they have talent or the starting pitching to do this seems like. They think they're a contender. So one of my ways, you know, a month ago trying to think about how can I get friend mill raise to six hundred plate appearances was well, they probably trade. We'll Myers at some point. Everyone loves trading. We'll Myers, and it just seems like now they're kind of always big thing. Yeah. I just I I love friend Laura's. But I just can't figure out how I'm getting into the plate, you know, five hundred times this season. So we talked about some of the heavy guys. You know, the top draft picks. I asked my last question was basically, you know, where do you start off as ago batter pitcher pitcher Piter pitcher pitcher, batter, bad or whatever? It may. Be your Bluejays guy. The one thing that blew Jason. Hold onto right now is your prospects. Your prospects are top tier along with San Diego's who just mentioning and the lovely will Myers over there who everyone loves the trade when do you make that push for the big time prospects in a fantasy draft, for example of Ladd junior a Fernando ten TS junior. You know, those type of guys when you take those top five prospects and say, okay, it's the twentieth round. It's the fifteenth round is the thirty fifth round when you do it. And what is the justification on pulling the trigger on of Ladd or someone like that? Because there's so many question marks with you know, the service time. Time. And if they wanna bring up to a non contender, which you know, San Diego and the Blue Jays ten, you know, kind of pan out to be what's your philosophy on that? Yeah. I mean, they're obviously very unique cases. And I think right now just with where he's being drafted. I have a much easier. Time kind of tacking petits. And I think that where he's almost in a position, you know, what are you giving up if you're taking Totti's over you know, player x in round fourteen round fifteen. Just just just the trade off of possible. Upside I think I'm very comfortable going after a player like that. Even though we don't necessarily know we don't have nearly as clear cut a time line as when he's gonna show up in the majors in the season, though. I do think he's going to be in the majors. I portion of the year Vladi, you know, it's you mentioned it, it's it's sometimes we have to take into account or biases here. And I I'm almost worried I've I've I've justed for my bias too much. I really think Vlad he's go into high and he's sixty five on ESPN 's in head I play head to head in the top two hundred sixty fifth for when you should draft him. I feel like that's kind of crazy high. I mean in in the sharps league like NFC. He's going off the board on average pick forty point nine that. I held for guys hasn't even played yet. People are excited. Look, I get it. I get. No. Of course. If anyone gets it you do. Yeah. And the protection systems love them. And that's the thing. But. You know, I've kind of been trying to go back and compare him to the other top prospects. We get really excited about heading into drafts. Even though we know they're going to miss three or four weeks off the hop. And I think the thing that separates laddy from you know, somebody's other guys. I mean, a Kuna he was the allure of him was that he could be an instant five category contributor. We're at eighty four category at best. You know, you go back, and you look at what he's gonna see Lenny bags that guy. He's bags come on break second base. If he tries to. Even go back like Kris Bryant, the allure of Bryant who would a similar sort of archetype of laddy in that they're four-category players. I mean Bryant we were maybe didn't get the same level of buzz in terms of like, oh, this is a surefire hall of fame bat like gladdy is getting but he was supposed to possess generational power. And that means something fantasy like you thought that you were maybe getting forty home runs at a five months from this rookie, and it wasn't a crazy thing to project grads really interesting because the best case version of Guerrero. This season is probably that his elite category is batting average and more than any other category. Batting average is left up to the gods the baseball gods, and it's it's just so luck based and it's it's just hard necessarily look at a player with the price tag that high with so much uncertainty. Just because he doesn't have. Major league track record and go. Yeah, I'm paying for three hundred batting average. Because that's it's just a hard thing to necessarily say is going to happen. Now, you know, whether it's steamer whether it's the bat, whether it's pagoda all all of these projections systems think he's going to be at three hundred hundred but it's a lot to ask for a twenty year old kid making his major league debut. And and you know, you look at the rest of the stat line. I mean, Derek Cardi does a great job with the bat. It spits out a to ninety seven batting average twenty home runs. Seventy six runs seventy two RBI's, and that's an about five hundred eighty plate appearances. So that might even be a generous volume when it comes to plate appearances, you look at that projection line and just kind of go through some of the other players third base. It's basically the exact same line. You would get for like a Justin Turner or Daniel Murphy, and those are players going significantly after Ladd who we obviously have a certain level of comfort with. This point because we know exactly what they are. So you know, if my option is taking Guerrero in the fourth round or taking Justin Turner in the seventh round, I'm just gonna take Justin Turner. When David and I started painting corners, we weren't exactly sure. How all this thing would go. Where do we put it? How do even record an episode and get it on the internet. How do I get it on so many platforms? That's where anchor came in anchors one stop shop for recording hosting and distributing your podcast. Best of all at one hundred percent free ridiculously easy to use. And now a match you with some great sponsors who want to advertise on your podcast. I mean, you can get paid to podcast right away. In fact, that's what I'm doing right now by reading this ad anger has been great. It's allowed us to kind of spread the word about PC while getting paid for it. And talk about something that we love if you wanna do that. All you got to do is go to anchor dot FM slash start. That's anchor dot FM slash start. Yeah. I would I would take the shirt thing as well. Another kind of interesting thing one of the only players in history to get as many saves as he's done so quickly and. He has a World Series. Ring. He is on pace to break. The all time save record. I think at this point. He also is projected top hundred draft pick. He also doesn't have a contract. Craig kimbrel is probably the one of the most interesting. I think he's the most interesting pitcher in my the most interesting closer, as it say might be because, you know, about the Janssen to, you know, about the as, you know, about those guys, you know, what they're gonna give you and everything like that. But the Red Sox are team that won one hundred games last year. They won the World Series. They pretty much dominated the way through and they need a closer. And there's some good baseball teams out there that could use a guy like kimbrel. Do you think that he is a top hundred pick at this point because at the time recording it, it's you know, he's not signed yet. And there's about a month left until season starts, and you know last year. He started slow his daughter had a heart condition. He was in and out of the hospital with her he skipped the entire spring training last year and the first month or so is a little rougher. Him because it was basically extended student string training. He's in have that issue again just because he hasn't been pitching. Do you think he's actually going to get signed to a long term deal? And if he does or if he doesn't buy time, your your draft starts, do you pick him high and hope or do you just to let him go to the, you know, mid to end rounds? It's interesting because with wear he's falling. That's generally where I want to try and get my first closer. I don't ever wanna be the guy who takes the first closer off the board. Like, I'm not touching Edwin d as with a fifty foot pole this season. I'm more comfortable, the kind of go after you know, maybe the Roberta will soon as in. Yeah. Maybe the kimbrough's of the world. But it's it's just such a leap of faith. Now, I think despite him coming out a couple of days ago in saying, hey, maybe I'll sit out the season. I think that someone is going to sign him. He's just too good. He presents too much possible. Value for team. My worry would be in this, you know, in this age of building Super Bowl pens. You know, there's not a ton of pitchers out there who I would think are just straight up better than Craig kimbrel, especially, you know, sometimes I think about this remainders perspective to as much as I don't like to play like, you know, nineteen seventies baseball guy, a lot of managers are those. And I think they're gonna see someone with kimbrough's track record, you know, consistently having that closers mentality quote, unquote. Likely wherever he signs he's going to be the closer. But there are still a couple of situations. Like, you know, obviously, not going to New York or anything like that. They've too many pictures, but you see former closers signing with these teams to be on playoff rosters and becoming the seventh inning guy becoming the eighth inning guy. And when you're spending a top hundred pick on a guy who for all intents and purposes is a one category player. Now, basically, obviously, Kim pros also get you some nice strikeout numbers to in his innings, but y'all almost have to be certain he's going to get you that one category. So I think you're playing with fire a little bit. If you taken I've done a couple of drafts in the past week or so I've avoided him just because I to be fair. I almost already low taking closers so much that to take a closer where right now, I can't even definitively say he's gonna give me the one thing. I need him to give me. It's it's it's a ski situation. If mean, I feel like closers like kickers and defenses and football. You don't want to be the first one to take it off the board. And once the first one does come off. It's like they flood out everybody goes and gets it like it's just literally like they're waiting for that seal to break, and then boom, they're all going into round. So I'm with you on that. I wouldn't want to be the first guy to take them. But if I'm in my league and around five or six rolls around and Diaz gets taken. I'm jumping on next disclosure just I don't lose out whoever it may be. But I definitely wouldn't be the gods. Be like, you know, what it's the star of the fourth round. I'll get D as in there for sixty eight thousand six it's probably not gonna happen. So can you please tell everybody how unlucky Shane Bieber was last year? I mean, he was unlucky. I'll definitely say that, you know, even even anyone with a passing interest in fan grass just head to his page and see the bath was stupid. Rand rate was stupid, the fifth N E R A differential paints, a very positive picture of what is potential could be that. That's not to say though. I don't have concerns about Shane Bieber. You know, I'm not going to be someone. Who's like, I'm avoiding this guy. Completely by any means. But there's there's something to be said for someone who maybe lives in the strike zone. A little too much and you look at his own rate from last season. Forty eight percent the eighth highest of any pitcher with one hundred innings thrown. It seems like when he leaves his fastball in the zone. It's a pitch that can be hit. And we saw him have a lot of trouble with left-handed bats last season. Specifically that ball they hit three fifty three with a two forty one ISO off his fastball and the big issue specific to that split is. You know, his slider is his best pitch. Unfortunately, not a lot of right handed pitchers feel comfortable throwing sliders to left handed batters. And you know, he definitely falls into that class of pitcher his slider usage. Thirty three percent against righties. Just fourteen percent against lefties. So I don't necessarily know what the answer is because in in from a total standpoint, I really take a step back and just look at Shane Bieber. And you ask me for what what would be one thing. You would want Shane beaver to do more of in two thousand nineteen. I would just say I wish he would throw his slider. More. But clearly he can't necessarily do that against lefties in. That's the biggest flaw in his game. So I don't know what his solution to that particular problem is and that's that's my red flag. Now at the same time, obviously talented was obviously unlucky last season. And gets the benefit that every Indians pitcher does which is there's a there's a chance he gets sixteen to eighteen combined starts this season against the White Sox. The royals. I mean the twins could actually be passable offense this season. So maybe it won't include them in there. But you know, there is some very bad offense of teams in the AL central. I mean, we've seen Carlos Carrasco kind of feast on these three in particular teams for the last five seasons. So I think where he's going like, there's a tear of pitcher. It's like Nick Pavetti who has obvious flaws. But also as obvious upside got like Tyler glasnost who made we haven't seen enough from completely trust at water. Rodriguez. I feel like actually I keep ending up with Ed Warno Rodriguez and drafts. And it's it's usually come down to like do. I want Shane Bieber who do I want Iran. I keep taking a-rod. But again, I think it's I think he's in the proper tier? And I think there's obvious upside. But that's that's not to say don't have a couple of concerns. So what's the thinnest position fantasy was is it somewhere like second base? I mean because that's a second base catcher. I mean, what is are? We gonna are. We gonna do catcher seems like a cop out answer. Yeah. Even with you know, man, we lost another top top-five catcher today. It just there's there's just so little at catcher that I trust. But I think that that's a pretty set in stone answer. So shortstop is kind of interesting this season. Once you get past like, the big ten, but I actually think first base is just, you know, I it it's toughened in this kind of loops back to one of the initial questions we were talking about which is like, what's your what's your early draft velocity? I would say in a perfect world if I'm gonna twelve teamed raft my ideal first two rounds are I'm picking let's pick and fifth and I get JD Martinez at five and it comes back to me and one of Paul Goldschmidt or FREDDY Freeman or still on the board. And I just lock up first base because once you get past those guy as as much as as much as I like, Matt Olsen's potential as much as I think Jose Abreu just going to have a bounceback. Season. But you know, eat his he's a floor player. He's not a ceiling player. I think Edwin Encarnacion is going way too late and drafts. So there's there's value to be had at first base. But man, those two guys are on a tear by themselves. And you know, I don't even know if it goes like tier one tier two I think it's like tier one tier two is blank. And then tier three starts. So I really liked getting one of those two guys in the second round. So that might just speak to a worried. I am that the depth first base windy. You take the speedsters not necessarily, you know, trade Turner and whitmire field because they do other things. Well, batting average. They get on base. But when you take guys like Buxton and Hamilton who don't hit well, but once they do get on base, you might as well put them on third. I mean Buxton boxes real interesting because it's spring training numbers have been fantastic in and we've seen that immediately reflected in his eighty p I've seen him. Now. Go is a sixth round pick a seventh round pick even as high as fifth round pick. And I I wish I could remember who actually made this comparison because it's a great thing to remember when it comes to guys as talented Buxton is his numbers through his first four major league seasons mirror that of Aaron Hicks in a very very creepy similarity. So, you know, it's it's probably too early to say just like a blanket statement like Byron Buxton can't hit. So I think with at least with Buxton you're still getting a little bit of upside of. Yeah. There's still a chance where Hamilton we just now except as an inherently flawed player, but Billie is really interesting because it took us so long to finally let go a now we might have let them drop a little bit too far. Like, you you look at the level of stolen base threat. We're talking about with Billy like, we know he's an elite stolen base guy. Even if the numbers dropped off a little bit last season. But you know, you you go through some of the players who were able to steal excess of thirty basis last season. They all have ADP's inside the top one hundred aside from maybe Dee, Gordon, and you know, there's generally a person who's willing to to really move up in draft a guy like the Gordon because at a certain point, you know, maybe if you did start out JD Martinez. Freddy Freeman pitcher pitcher there's a good chance, you need elite stolen base guy. So. You know, it's it's always hard to to really make your draft strategy around. Like, oh, I'm going to get Billy Hamilton in the twelfth round. Because you know, maybe someone has a similar strategy in in their strategy. It's the eleventh, and if you've waited that long to address your stolen base needs. And you don't get Billy Hamilton will now you've essentially punted stolen bases. So it's a risky strategy. But I just look at his ADP in comparison to every other guy who we just say set in stone. We'll get thirty stolen bases this season. And it's it's not he's the outlier. We've we've we've let them drop a little bit too far. Now, dude is bad at hitting. There's there's no way around good. And there's a there's a very good chance. He just back ninth for the royals which is one of the worst situations you could possibly pick for a fantasy player that is that that's that's rough especially with Sal Peres likely not in that lineup now for most of the season if not the entirety of the season. So I think he's he's a one. Category player, maybe one and a half if he can get to like seventy runs scored. But I do think like this is the year to draft really Hamilton. Because. Even last season, knowing all I don't think anyone's perception a Billy Hamilton is really changed all that much from last season. He went as the fortieth overall pick in like the Festa experts league last year. So with him now going outside the top two hundred in some drafts. It just seems like a really easy way to exploit stolen bases. If we're talking about fantasy numbers. Is there anybody who's very good fantasy baseball and not very good a real baseball. I mean, Billy seems like a pretty good option for that spot. Yeah. Bitlis Bitlis the stock answer. And I wanted to give you guys one that maybe wasn't just Billy Hamilton. I think Ian, Desmond kind of falls into that category. You know, just tons of holes in his swing as never really been very good defensive player. Even though he has the positional flexibility that sometimes can kinda fool like war into giving him a couple more points than maybe he should. But yeah, I would just say Desmond. I it's kind of the double whammy with him too. Is he's a guy who I don't think very highly of as an actual real life baseball player, but he has power. He can steal bases es es in a situation. Generally, Rick and drive in runs and on top of that, you know, he gets the plane Colorado, which is, you know, the closest thing we have to steroids in two thousand eighteen so I think that Desmond is just someone who through. Weird fantasy Nisha abilities. And the fact he gets to play. At Coors field is probably like the worst. Best fantasy baseball player. Would if we flip it. And we said who's a really good based on very bad fantasy baseball is a guy like Jackie who in care Meyer who great defensively, but don't put up the offensive numbers or what's the case? I guess care Meyer cameras a good one because I would say Jackie. I just think any anyone in that Red Sox lineup. It is just has the potential to be a very very good player. Like, you know, I bagged just bagged on Billy for being the ninth hitter in the royals lineup. But there's something to be said for being the ninth hitter the Red Sox lineup like it's it's it's not that bad a spot. So I think he has the potential obviously a stud outfielder, but I would say like your your cure Myers. I guess polar is not even as good defensively anymore. I think angelsen Simmons is probably the poster child for that just guy with high contact rates doesn't strike out a whole lot just the best defensive shortstop in all of baseball. You know, he had a five and a half wore last season, which seems crazy 'cause I can't remember myself at any point thinking like, oh, I have to watch this game. And it was in Simmons's playing, but probably the best the best example of that would be him. I would even kind of put a guy like miles. Mike, listen to that list to just a very very commendable pitcher a guy with with. With pristine control someone who is going to log you two hundred innings, which is really a dying art form in baseball. But you know, the strikeouts or lack thereof do hurt his fantasy value. So that's generally like the archetype of player. I'm looking for from the pitching of perspective when I say, they're better real life than fantasy like, you know, Marcus Stroman used to be a great example of that. Although he's kinda fallen off a cliff, but I think Michael is kind of picking up the torch. Our he might have left off is strumming the bounceback. I don't know. What's wrong with him at this point? Because the next question was basically, how excited are you? For the Blue Jays this year. I'm excited. Baseball's back. I'm going to be excited in, you know, the last week of April, I guess when, you know glad he's had his seasoning. And is now a major league ready player. And it just just ironically happens to coincide with the extra year service time. So that'll be fun too. I don't I don't know with Marcus Stroman. He. You know, he dealt with a lot of injuries last season. I think that's not something you can necessarily just sweep under the rug. But you know, he he had a weird amount of control issues that I don't think you can just close your eyes and pretend didn't happen. And he also just gets crushed when he leaves pitches up in his own he and Aaron Sanchez are just really strange, obviously talented guys, but still flawed in their in their own individual ways. So yeah, I'm not really looking forward to like from a vantage perspective, not really looking forward to draft any any of those guys. Really? You know, I've got a soft spot my heart for Randall Grischuk at all times. He's he's just, you know, the barrels the barrels king, and I think he should be appreciated for that. But yeah, not not overly excited to to. Specifically watch Blue Jays games. You know, we're talking about the Blue Jays and talking about Blad somebody that has no fantasy value who just text me is our friend Phillies pitcher Cole urban. He said make sure you mentioned that I struck out twice in the minor leagues. There we go. Actually, I was I was reading a stat today. Apparently he only struck out in the same game nine times in his career in minors. So I don't know if this happened in the same game. But if they did your body's got story. Yeah. He's fighting for your spot right now. And he gave up a bomb to Brent Rocard yesterday. So it's not looking good. That's tough. Yeah. So who's the breakout player for twenty nineteen and who's the bounceback player? I'm always believing that Randall Grischuk is is a day away from his forty home run season. So just winning. Still winning on it. No way. I mean. Hey, look, second half was great soon as he came back from injury. I think breakout, you know, maybe I'm taking this a little too far down the line. But someone my do really really like who you can basically get for cheap. If you've already done your draft. So you can pick them up off the waiver wire. Trevor Richards to me seems really interesting with the Marlins when when I'm looking for a breakout guy eight, you know, sometimes it's just as simple as who has a pitch that I think could just you know, revolutionize who. He is as a pitcher in Richards changeup is fantastic. You know, twenty seven point two percent strike rate in the second half last season. That changeups got a twenty five percent whiff rate. You know, he is someone who has a lot of change at pitchers have had happened to them. He someone who tends to struggle with right handed bats even in those right on right up. So that is a little bit concerning. But he's got a great ballpark win expectancy. He isn't too high. So that's a little tough. But I do think if there's just a random guy who we start seeing the top of like, you know, strikeout percentages in the middle of may. I think it could be Trevor Richards. So I think he is someone who may be a lot more people are going to know about him than currently know about him now and for bounce back guy. Let's let's just immortalize. You guys Red Sox fans and me as as fan, I truly think airy Sanchez is just gonna bounce back. He can't be worse. And that's that's a good place to start. He cannot be worse. That's an important thing to remember. But you know, it's it's just one of those things. Sometimes when you're talking about that downs back is you you want something tangible. You wanna reason why it all went bad? And obviously there's concerns with Gary Sanchez as a player he's got holes in his swing. But at the same time with you see someone who was obviously injured in to go so far as he is he's I think he did actually play sometime this week in spring. But he or or maybe it was actually he's going to debut today, but we had off season shoulder surgery and in in your head you'd think like, okay, if someone's really been having issues with their left shoulder all season law on where would that kind of crop up in to me the first thing I thought about was he probably really struggled hitting pitches on the outside quadrant of the plate. And you look at his numbers. Like his his contact rates for the outer third of the plate were below seventy percent last season. And that was just not something we saw at all in two thousand seventeen any then, you know, there's there's this initial reaction to wanna put some on the Pedro Serano category where they just can't hit breaking pitches. And that was certainly the case with Sanchez season. But again, we didn't see that in two thousand seventeen we have a full seasons worth of evidence. The Gary Sanchez should be able to hit breaking pitches. You know in that in that two thousand seventeen season he had to ninety two batting average in a two thirty six isolated power off of sliders and into see it last season. Go all the way down to a point zero six seven isolated power. Again. I think it just speaks to the fact that he was somebody who could not show his power to the outside play because his shoulder was just dogging him, you know, pitchers obviously saw that. Because of all of whole qualify players last season. He saw the fewest amount of fastballs just forty five point five percent. So I think the book was out on. I think everyone knew he was hurt. And I think they took advantage of it. So if he is healthy this season the fact that he plays catcher he doesn't really have to improve all that much to be back in the good graces of fantasy owners. I just think in a lineup that if he can hit two forty he's he's gonna bring back value. So I do think he's someone who's just trying to bounce back this season. He's. Like you in the lineup like that. If he's even remotely what he is the year prior to last year like they could be lethal man that could be a problem. Well, like I said fingertips only two teams projected to score more than five runs per game. And it's the Red Sox Lieque's, probably probably not surprised anybody. But I think the pencil both those squads in for eight hundred runs this season. It's it's not jumping the gun. I I think that's more than fair. So I you know, if he's going to bat fourth or fifth or even if he's betting six to start the season. That's that's not a bad place in the in that particular lineup in that ballpark. And like you said he can't get any worse. So technically has denounced Bax so tiller everybody who you are where you're from. And your Twitter handle where they can find you on social sure at Garin thorn on Twitter. The virtue of having a real weird name is I I don't have to do anything freely with that on yet. If you wanna fall on my work mostly based draftkings right now. So check out the decay playbook on Tuesdays, I kinda have like a fun potpourri article where I generally will be. Writing about baseball. So make sure to check that out in. I'll have your DFS baseball needs covered over there to also writing for the decay live app. So make sure to download that. That's where we get all your other good solid apps out there the app store, or what have you so? Yeah. Thanks. Thanks so much for happy. Guys. A lot of fun.

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Greg Seltzer  The Man Behind Philly Music Fest

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

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Greg Seltzer The Man Behind Philly Music Fest

"Hey. What up blunt heads welcome to another edition of Your Two Thousand Twenty Philly Mag best affiliate podcast. In this interview, we sit down with Gregg Seltzer. He's a CPA. He's an attorney at one of the most prestigious and largest law firms in town. He's an author of multiple books and he happens to be the founder and brains behind the philly music. Fest. Greg sits with us and talks about the genesis for Philly music fest how he was influenced by Newport folk festival. He discusses his handling of a lease between citizens bank park in the NHL the. Role Music. Played growing up in his world discovering jazz. At Penn State his interest in how historical events affect than shape the music that follows and with the Philly festivals going to look like during covert and twenty twenty. He also divulges the amount of fish shows. He's been too which is kind of ludicrous and he gives us some artists and groups we should be listening to from the Philly area. Don't forget the share this with your friends family coworkers, enemies everyone because that's how the podcast grows and the more people celebrating Philly the better get the follow us on social media twitter facebook instagram all as the philly blunt. We hope you enjoy this interview with them, the fascinating and Super Productive Greg Seltzer. Santa. Hello Ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the philly blunt my name's Johnny. Good. Times I'm Ref- They Call Me Greg. We are excited this week to be joined by yet another jack-of-all-trades. Is a lawyer and Accountant. The founder of the Music Festival. He's written a couple of blocks I mean the list goes on and on the more I was. The more I was reading you know kind of looking at the resume, the more I was just getting annoyed by Al Accomplished. You're. On. The blunt. I'm glad to be here. You guys seem like real proposed. You've made with the accountant that's really gonNA key. Work I want to hear what accountants That's that's the. Number you know what? Though with all the crazy this world, you might just want to sit down and talk to an accountant man slow down a little bit right So. I mean lots to cover here and I guess. We'll start with the philly music fest and what it's GonNa look like in A. postcode world and what you're, what adjustments you've had to make. Wealthier host Co host cove were on and thanks guys for being here. I. Love You guys Love Shot. I can't wait to banner with you guys for low bit. So post those pandemic postcode we're going to be back to normal I hope I don't know when that is probably fall twenty to. Maybe fall twenty one would be awesome. I would hope false only one but. Inco Vid I. Think you're in a position where it's either you cancel or postpone festival or you figure out a work around so I would say in. April may we were looking to try to still have this thing in person September and then you get into June July it's your in. We gotTA CANCEL ON POSTPONED OR GIVAT IT AND You know with the good people from our more music hall and some creative thinking we. We decided to pivot. So in Covid. We're going with the livestream of postcode I. Think we're going hopefully be right back to four nights of sold out shows in Philly independent music clubs in featuring all silly van. So that's the hope. so It looks let's work backwards a little winded. Was the genesis of the descended the Philly. Music Fest Start and why did you want to start it? Yet. So we started twenty seventeen says the fourth year So he did two, thousand, seventeen, twenty, eighteen, twenty, nineteen, all in person all small club shows of for nights sold out last two, two years. All four nights. Why did it start? It's kind of a mystery to me to be honest but I think the genesis really points to some work I did on the legal business side with the Newport folk festival. So the Newport folk festival is just a gem of a of a event is takes place the July. It's not what you think about it with folk festival I mean, it's reggae it's. There's even smart rock there. It's it's all over the place. It's really really well done. It's a nonprofit which makes it different from a Lotta festivals and it's really artists focus. The artists are artists showcase, not corporate sponsors. Night I've worked with them on the legal business side for the executive producers, efforts and years after that experience I kind of had A. You know the the energy to try to create something here, and you know we got enough music festival's going around. You know I'm not trying to make made in America or something like that. So I WANNA do a nonprofit to amplify the silliest music scene. And I just got the idea in my head of a Music Festival that is a nonprofit and raise money for a cause that I believe in but uniquely features only bands from one city challenged your listeners to go find. There are some other festivals out there that for one night year, we'll focus on some bands, but there's no festivals for four nights at our booking only bands from one city and highlighting the talent both emerging all the way up to liner. So. That was kind the genesis of it. Kind of some blend with Newport and our our. It's a it's a great event. So what do you do the procedure as you go to music education programs in town? Yeah. That's right. I'm Greg. So. We have this thought that at fill US it fast which I say we it's me and my wife do this nights of weekends Uzma wife thing. It's a nonprofit known ways We just kind of let sweat and tears, nights weekends, and we of have this notion that. These, younger bands that that are playing right now have benefited and I mean younger dancer proudly. College or Post College. So Call Twenty, one, twenty, two, twenty, three, twenty, four, year old bands coming they grow up in our city. Being taught music usually at a public school or a music program of some sort connected to school, and in the last few years really last five or six years. The public schools have have cut music funding. So and I and I'm not saying I'm indicting the politicians or whatever that you have money it should go to math science and English. Not Saying go to music but still. Need to be teaching music, two kids. So we kind of came in to figure out what organizations out there in our city are plugging that gap. So there's like Girls Route Philly rock to the future of beyond the bar live connection. There's like a lot of good organizations that they need mine. So we have this dog Greg, we're like we take on this music festival we hopefully entertain. People, you're not really in the entertainment business raising money for kids business. But if people are entertained, they come cool but we take the proceeds and we funneled back to the kids so that our goal is we're only in your four but made when we're in year ten maybe we'll have kids that learned from one of these programs playing philly music and the only way to keep. Having. This cycle of music scene in in a city is to teach the kids then have them stay here. So we have to have a solid club scene gotta have managed will street here which frankly we don't have a ton of yet we're getting there and you have this cycle of all the component arts of music seat is not just like heard via on the war on drugs. You don't Meek Mill doesn't make music scene. Music scene is made by a constant cycle of kids coming up through the ranks and playing, and then amplifying the seed through a festival. You seem like a fairly nice guy. So my question is, how are you dealing with the shark infested waters of the music industry especially with festivals and things like that as an outsider? How do you look into the? On. That's involved in it. for, the last seventeen years last thing I want to do is you know it's hard to throw a show on a Saturday. You're talking about a whole festival. Did you pass through those doors and the gatekeepers in in? So yeah, it's I've never. I've never used ignorance to my advantage as much as I do this news success Mike. I'll I'll blow up blow through a radius clause in a contract and just throw my hands up and be be like I don't understand artists can play this other festival is my festival. That's bullshit like wire. So so I you know I mean I throw my hands up at a lot of things sometimes I get look I. Get I've gotten in the last couple of years I've gotten busted for. Reaching out to an artist directly on on instagram and not going through manager Asian I've got I've got bullshit for going to a manager I know the manager really well, not going through the agent where the So, do I play I play by the rules I try to play by the rules of the rules are given me. I'm not an idiot I'll understand them play by but if I if I screw up or I try to do something different, I do kind of throw my hands outreached look I'm not in the industry. But I can tell you though I'm in a Lotta under other industries I represent start up companies and my specialty in my law practice is representing businesses in mergers and acquisitions I know contracts that's but I thought for the last twenty years my life. So I'm bringing things from other industries to music and when the music people are like, sorry. Sorry that's not how things are done here. I at least have a little bit of credibility reach like we'll get back. But let me tell you this is how they're done in every single other three. Seven sounds about right. But that's cool I'll play by that. Make me let me just tell you how the rest of the world I know when I first read about your festival and other people indie artists. They were a little nervous. A bunch of trepidation about the big high powered corporate lawyer running this music festival. Yes. Oh how much of that? Did you encounter and like how you get around it or work through it? I still get that. Honestly. A number will be we met a while back in and I think I. Think People were surprised me look I I. Don't know I'm not gonNA stop knocking to try to not be myself. I am what I do to eight. I think I have a decent credibility in what I told people is just in a state of my intent and the core mission is festival and I think that that's going to ring true but I think it did take. It took a couple of years. It took. It took a couple years for people to come to the festival Nazi banners on stage. And they say well, has business model where you see your so-called Businessperson while we takin corporate dollars and we matched that with personal donations, we make sure all the ours are paid. We run a really skinny. Expense side of our business and then we had forty thousand dollars leftover that we donated using organizations in our city that even one hundred dollars is amazing. We donate forty thousand dollars so. But so the point is yeah, there's corporations involved but those corporations are not going to be front and center that if you WanNa be successful in Philly at least in the diy seen that kind of rub going to just says a outsider fan. you need to do things a certain way and I think. The way we're doing them is resonating with people. You know we get some Iras like I remember when we had. The votes if federal doughnuts are like Super Super, big music fans and I know one of the the owners everybody well said, I want to be involved. How do you want to be involved? Said how about we're going to do with this whole donut wall together music festival. All right. Cool. So I remember leading up to. Year one people were giving me the eye rolls over the Donut Wall Segali. Wall Festival Spree as pretty lame and I wouldn't have one of those. Heroes Donut Wall Festival. People get there and they're like wait donuts or free. Talking. Yeah, what are you? Should be at every festival at this. Gives we took it for granted imagine donor while now I mean no one wants. I know. I kinda rose into my question. My next question which was going to be is there any type of? Corporation that you will not allow to be a part of this or is it just like? Hey, if you guys got money will will show you in there. You know that's interesting. Question I mean I haven't crossed that yet. But if you look at the orders live businesses, you never heard out, but there's some there's depends blue cross comcast's on their you know so. But they're all Philly and you know we've had brees you know. Foundered reached out they love music stuff in their like, Hey, no like I. we're. We're only philly. So we have victory brewing is more from and we have other areas that have been of also to be. I would love to say that I'll take money from anywhere but I have turned down money But again, like it seemed rivas like the band that you might not like, it might be a corporation. They might not like what if they're from Philly and I view them as doing good work and they're willing to commit money to a nonprofit. That benefits creates like a magazine like how bad can they be but I'll take the money and I'll rally to you know. Prison relief beyond the bars I'll I'll route to place. So I'll take you help you help close the deal between the phillies and the flyers for the ice hockey. Game. At the Citizens Bank Park was that was that pretty interesting to be in that conversation or was that just a lot of paper pushing it's probably fifty fifty. It was interesting because we had not done that I mean, my firm has represented Philadelphia phillies for a long time. So I was on Philly side of that. Negotiating with of Liars in the NHL Ver- essentially a Lisa the stadium. So in one sense, it was cool to be part of it on the other hand like you said, Abra Bushy was really just a Business Lisa facility I was on the side of the the side that was leasing the stadium to the NHL, but it was cool to be cool to be involved with Joe if I wanted to rent out the Citizens Bank Park for a hockey game for my birthday was gonNA run me. I don't even think you'd be able to do it. So I can. I mean, what? What are the like? For example it's not even the cost is. So sometimes, I mean, the cost was the cost but like they the the NHL replace the whole outfield sought after. Irrespective of whether it was damaged or not. We we talked to. It's like well, what about we do with its? You're just doing your replacing that. So I mean Greg if you want to like landed bunch of grass seat you. David mysterious my background. So this has been a success for US US far. I. Mean a lot of blood sweat and tears like you said would into it I'm wondering is this something that? Music always been important in your life you grew up as a music head. Yeah Yeah. I I grew up kind of with music as an outlet for me. I was never a little it's our but now. More, listening and it was more a De stressor for May. It was mainly just like classic rock and. Stuff ask from the early ninety s and then really got into music I kind of found Jasmine I went to college at Penn State and. I just. You don't hear often I discovered jazz. Little Jazz Club in State College town. A great. There was a great music shop there. Say Don't remember our music on the at a huge jazz collection and I didn't know anything about gas and it was just state for me. There was it was a sensory overload I went to a small. High School lower Moreland in been north the city and like Pence Davis huge and for me, it was like else bonded all. Non Jest, of but. And hung out. But I was really focused on academics known I wasn't needed like a break from all the crap that was going on. So I, just kind of always would would gravitate to jazz and then. Just went on from there, but it's always been outlets. Tony. Now now. Here. But NOT GONNA. You you wrote a book about using. In nineteen, sixty eight, it's one or two books into about two years in the sixties but I kind of want to focus on sixty eight because I think a lot of people say that for our generation twenty twenty is our nineteen, sixty eight and we're living through the oldest upheaval all this. This craziness and you wrote a book about how that? I'll impactful that was on music. Do you have any sort of crystal ball in terms of how twenty twenty is going to impact music? No I don't but I'm interested in it for sure. I mean those folks were there is a period of my life whereas success row is just obsessed with how history impacts music. And and I traced essentially from sixty five and then onto sixty eight kind of. Really, how historical events affected the music lyrics and music that musicians creating, and those folks they go every chapter a month in each of those years and it's what happened that month and then what else came out that Monson it just it goes from like light to Dr. And then sixty eight is just. Dark is an understatement with respectable was happening split but a couple of thoughts there are want one is I'm not GonNa say I think sixty eight was worse than now because people are in bad shape right now when you go back and look at sixty eight and use the book as the nine, hundred, Sixty, eight project as a way to do it. But when we say like you know there's Brians all the time every daily basis here people are getting killed. That instability I would say is similar to the instability we were seeing in sixty eight. But the sheer Bashir violence of sixty eight with the overlay of the Vietnam. War? Just made it makes the stories and pictures SAS nations of of Malcolm X. was assassinated in sixty five in March had. mlk assassinated in. mean. It's bad. Now, we're not having political leaders just gunned down on the street now was a different time, and then we had RFK assassinated June bat monce. So. Just unleashed fewer of sixty eight to me when you look at and comparative now it just seems a little bit more unhinged than what we're going through now and to be honest with you. I take a little solace in that. In that to say like from my research multiple years of researching as. We've seen this movie before but like. No we got through that and I think we need to keep our heads down though make the right decisions and we'll get through this but the the analog is pretty stunning. Going on musicians have a responsibility to kind of talk about what's going on as they didn't sixty eight. I I wouldn't say responsibility like again arguing back tonight my age but like Charles Barkley said, he's not a role model like. And then now he says he should have been a role model but. I don't think you can tell musicians want to create inert earlier in their their pallet musically but I just. Part of the premises nineteen, Sixty, eight bucks. mlk's assassinated. RFK's assassinated. There's riots at the Convention in Chicago in Sixty Eight and I put myself in that position like if I'm GonNa, go then sit down as musician like going to studio or write a song like my writing like some happy Sunshine Song like you can't possibly. Unless you're psychotic. Just disconnect from just a heaviness of the world you have to have. I want to see how that impacts. So you know the rolling stones who were made a horribly. Dreadful psychedelic record in nineteen, sixty seven with like sergeant peppers and whatever their output in sixty eight as a response to all this darkness with sympathy for the devil the first track of their album in in in late sixty eight and that that that was kind of things like that. Put me on the roads be like, what are these musicians saying in their songs and now I've I'd love to check it out now twenty one, your question, twenty two because there's some delay music on the outlet if poplar are going to be probably a huge center of. Reading, what's going on I want to understand what people are saying. But it's not always fury. It's not always. It's not always an aggressive reaction like in two thousand one, I did a little bit of study and then I got sidetracked with. Music. Festival nine eleven I wanted to see what it came out. And I was kind of like replaced by there. There's two albums that I think about at that time, which is one is back most kind of an idiot rock. Guitar Bass Guy, but beck put out an album bets like this dancy you know are in be influenced indie rock and he put out an album called sea change, which is. Yeah which is about like the most somber you're ever going to hear back and I think that was his reaction to nine eleven and then there was another band that came out of New York lcd sound system and their reactions in nine eleven is like up the dancy rhythms and I got research some interviews in. His in his reaction is the world's the world's we're going to war going to war in Iraq we're GONNA or other places. Already at avid time in the city. So we're GONNA make up the. Right dance music and that's how that's how that. Bad. Reacted to nine eleven so I just think it's cool to. See how people reacted to this history. D- You, find a time and working at a big fair. Is. In seventy billable hours, are we getting billed for this start to? Think about I probably could send you a bill. I'm just like I duNno I sleep like you sleep. Yeah. I sleep a little bit like but what I get something going I, need fight mitalent. Tell if I guess is not picking bands like I've had some. Advanced if I pick a great band still use best, it's because I heard it from someone else like I'm just passing along information right and but if I, if I have strength, it's probably being organized and executing. I. would. Talk. Show. So they'll. Just got to be organized and executed, and I'm just like real goal oriented write stuff down strata destroyed to execute an iconic stumbled into this because I got a business background, I got an accounting background in law and and I put it to good use during the day. Seventy hours a week doing lost stuff but unfortunate that I can use it to execute on some passion projects and on you know they're all not for profit in. I don't know I just keep going now you mentioned that new passion projects, the law, the lawyer accounting stuff is you know work is that a part of the reason why you do it? You feel like because you have these other corporate jobs this is what you actually WanNa do or is it? You know they're both equally as important to you? Like the fact that I haven't stay job, it's stressful or whatever, but I do that, and then I get it done and then I can kind of do what I WANNA do in my passion is not necessarily like. What I have to do if I had to make money also being in the music industry like. This is a somehow they both paid the same. Would you do the festival? Would you rather be of Billy Graham Festival guy or the lawyer? I think. I'd rather be the Lawy- I think if I had to choose those lights, I'd rather be the lawyer do my thing. I really liked what I do If I, had to choose drag I'd probably say I'd rather do the legal. GIG and then just go to festivals and hang out as a fan is that was my choice rather than have my day job wearing about you know whether we shows up on time for set or something like that. That's not what I WANNA, do with my career. Will tell us tell us how it's going to look this year house music festival going to come off now that we're doing it. Virtually. Cova Environ wants it looked like. Total new slate bands will we had the whole night Rod ups? For the in person We kinda scrap that we don't want to take some of those bands and put him on this new on. So we just Kinda. I worked with are more. You know come to a lineup that was diverse in. John. Jonrowe in terms of Jazz funk smart be rocks soul, and we were able to put this thing together and bans headliners in direct support of live will sets. NPR Music Love the concept NPR jumped on is gonNA cowardice thing live at the end starring live. And we just kind of arrived at something. I bet you a lot of people are just GonNa Roller is at it's another lives mets fine. But I do think it's a little bit different. It's different that these bands are actually by live on stage and it's been a look good and sound good. And we're just GONNA hopefully get some donations and then. Kind of bridge the gap this year you know music education is number one. That's our mission that cycle. But we had a micrograms campaign that we launched in March April right when covid starting, we deployed three hundred and thirty four micro grants to to musicians that were in need that applied and. We've frankly stopped it ran out of money. I'll do the best. We could with three hundred, thirty floors pretty good better than we thought we're GONNA, take some money some proceeds from this virtual stream. Yet into the music education but we're going to keep a peace and seed a new round of micro grants because as you guys know, this thing lasts a little longer than we thought. It looks like you're GonNa have to get people through the holidays and into like spring touring. So. Spring summer touring. So it's really important that we like received that get people through the end of the year that early. Twenty Twenty One All right. Let's Let's take it there. Let's take it to the blonde. Here's how it's going to go. We're going to have rapid fire questions and you're going to give us rapid fire answers. So where are you doing takeout these days? Take outs from the Greeks A. Guy. As recently. So there's a little pup called Greeks numb don't take out from their. Hilly music been you has. That, you could bring back a longer here. Which one would it be? Without. Yeah, fruit for miss a spectrum, some of my favorite shows at the spectrum grown up not probably not seriously see a show but style gic for made for special rule it was a great great arena. how many issues have you seen? I I have to ask that you. It's over over two hundred gets. Two, hundred, twelve, I love it. It's great. It's everyone I know who's officious is at. Community we we got we gather and just go to the show to hang with our friends from around the country. At this point in music. This has become secondary, which is kind of weird but it's just it's a community What's Gimmie? Three Artistry Groups I'll stop your head and Philly that we should all be listening to. All right. So I'M GONNA try not to totally plug success but I is our Neta Johnson. She is flying silly She's beyond say's trumpeter in beyond say's touring van. Slated Super Bowl beyond saved. But now she's Berkeley School Music Train Johnston's got a band called Sonny that she plays with she is a Disruptive Force with in the jazz scene I guess after that I would probably say. There's a band called 'em past that is coming up kind of Indie rock that I've really been digging and then maybe just shout outs my end of America folks. Rockin. This end of America shirt at. They're great people and. Go, check them out also. Favorite fictional lawyer. I am not like a lawyer's lawyer guy like I watch law and order and I like s my my fourteen year old son Mike what's going on here but I've never been to court I never stepped into court in my life, right? So I'll let okay I'm a I'm a different type of lawyer, but I mean I don't know I don't even know that many but like addict Favorite, fictional accountant. Or grilled cheese. Grilled Cheese at this point. Now, I'm on a little thing. All right. What was your least favorite subjects in school? least favorite subject in school. Sh was probably something in science never rose all that good science on A. You know biology or something like that. I asked this question of every guest and it's especially true for you because you work with your wife what the secret to making a relationship last we don't really work with each other we do music says she handles a lot of charity stuff. She's an accountant do by the way and. It's really exciting here. Abacus. Everywhere Yeah, exactly we kizer on calculators. What's the secret. Secret secrets tax acute the secret is you know everyone says like. Dislike Fowler. Dreams you gotta you gotta come up with it, but then you gotta figure out the path to. And that's what I help with my clients mostly that have business ideas. My job is to try to figure out how to help them execute. So they get what they want I want to allow them to Kinda dream big and have goals in the my jobs execute. So I've been trying to take some of my own advice and figure out what I want for filling. Music success. Right another. I got that cooking and it's just kind of. kind of executing zeroing out not where you want to get you. You're going to get the. You work a podcast because we could use some execution execution home. Great. Who Edits thing does? Decide Greg Greg does it through the tube ranks? Worst job you've ever had. Definitely. Jewish. Deli I worked at a Jewish Deli on Jewish I can say that. I did everything from like slicing the fish lice lots. And the worst was our like a they wouldn't even let me like a waiter at that point. So I was like a host and you know everyone's trying to give you like five blocks to get a table. Make there's new. Delhi. The Delhi Culture was. Challenging for me to navigate sir. Which Karaoke Song. Never done. Carioca license. You can believe that watch. Yeah. I got a thing about my voice like even like when I play guitar and stuff I don't. I don't like. I don't like being out in front is probably why I'm like a non courtroom lawyer I mean, even see it'd be great. You've been affiliate you're at Cmu onstage introduce vans I'm just I'm kind of a behind the scenes guy and. Thing like even Karaoke I'm not gonNA really put myself out there in front this livestream. I got a guy from the end Julian Booker. He's going to be like a host affiliate use excess and like I've already had. Why not you? What do you mean 'cause I'm not mountlake the host of it. I'm Brian around making people shore on schedule so Long. Winded way of saying I've actually never watched done areas neither that down. I many kids you have. I got two kids, two boys, thirteen or fourteen. One ship which one's your favorite. Like both. you get you get it out of the shower or bath whatever your choices do you do a towel or robe? This question always bugged me out. A little. Out. A little bit at the answer. So clear for me like I don't have a rope so it's Italian. My last one what album you taking with you nonfish to a desert island. Well you're not a fish fan I can tell that right? It's the question. Because you would never take fish album with you anywhere. unlistenable. I'm not a fan. Live experience man. What's an album that I could just of listen to listen to listen to I give you one old and one newer I guess Darva Dominos Layla session saw. Big For me and then something post two thousand. I can just have Yankee Hotel Ostra on from Wilco Let that let that goes Kinda got. Got It. All may on desert island. my last question. Finish the sentence you should support philly music. Festival. because. The future of music scene in, PHILADELPHIA You want to support Philly music scene. You can do that by supporting a musicians for venues, but eventually, he got were kids because those of the bands that are gonNA be coming up. In five or six years. So that's that's the cycle on support the cycle. So they announce your name you're coming off the bat is Citizens Bank Park. What's What's The music they play? Pumped. Up. Take your time because I get into this down to choose. Yeah I'm just trying to think of like what what slow nineties valid gets me really psyched up. Oh. Yeah. This skit understanding Tom I'll give you the answer in. It's got a twenty second story which is the answer would be touch of grey by the grateful dead. And it's kind of injustice because That's what we came out to. A BUNCH OF YOUNG HIPPIES On. Our varsity basketball team the gals on our basketball team. But as I said, it was a very small. You're you're a captain I hear the way I hear. Yeah I was. Okay. But the the game we came out to touch a great which if you go back and listen to that nobody was scared of any. Great here. In. Hindsight it was like worse on the canal with the courses we will survive. It's like no man. Really. Really Stupid A. Reese come out too bad company by bad company and we were. Not Bad company. We're like to friendliest company you could imagine. A big homer came out to a why can't we be friends when he was a boxer? I WANNA. Thank you so much for coming on. We're really excited about music festival. We're definitely we'll plug it from all era respect corners and we wish you continued success. Goal for like the last two or three, the last two of them and Philly usually it's a lot of tension between bands and it's just a really good family kind of feel and vibe with the crowd and all the band's playing three or four days. So thanks man. Thanks. Gary. Thanks to a great job. Appreciate did. Welcome to the home of brotherly love brother. Blood. The mayor's office in bugs that you've creams cut short Switzerland.

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C-Lo Generates An Update

Boomer & Gio

12:19 min | 4 months ago

C-Lo Generates An Update

"Southern California is synonymous with driving, and since you can expect to put a lot of miles on your car each day mpeg's matter. So Toyota offers a full line of fuel efficient. Cars leading the way is, of course, the groundbreaking Prius. Doesn't stop there there. Hybrid lineup also includes the reliable camry hybrid, the sporty Rav, four hybrid and the spacious highlander hybrid, which means less time at the gas station and more thought to the environment visit Buyatoyota Dot Com to learn more your southern California Toyota dealers, make it easy Toyota let's go places to remember that Youtube Star who is also a boxer that you asked about a couple of years ago Jerry and I said that this is a guy that I actually saw fight down a Miami Yup. So yesterday, the FBI raided his house. And pulled out all sorts of heavy. AMMO guns, assault rifles, all sorts of stuff and I guess it was in connection to some sort of thing that was going on in Arizona. They had. Don't even know. The whole how they ended up there I think the details are a little bit sketchy. But yeah, I. Mean there was video of FBI agents. Rolling up in a truck running out rating the House and in the House with an arsenal complete in total arsenal begs the question why I mean yeah good. Lord no no idea. But yeah. So is this like some goofy Youtube Star who likes to box also had an entire armies worth of guns in his home so Allen Yeah Really. Okay. So we have CEELO back with us this morning and he's going to give us an update what's happening Chris. All right fellas Yankee starters not named Garrett Cole Not exactly getting the job done so far this season Montgomery's one-to-two Rail Muto. And the Pitch Breaking Ball Tissot high in the air to love Gardner back on the track at the wall she's gone. It's a three run home run for jt Real Muto. And the phillies taken immediate three nothing lead. Welcome back John Sterling. Here on the fan sounded great Yanks never dug out of that hole losing five to four they got to within a run twice but never could draw even Jordan. Montgomery only given them four innings, five runs on six hits and a walk. So the collection of Yankee lefty starters struggling Aaron Boone says would be nice to get some distance here there. Yeah. You know we've. Nothing beats. Whatever from your stars that give you. Lang Easy for him to run single from my talk man made it a three game and then down three in the seventh. Gary. Sanchez finally went the other way and it resulted in a two run homer to make it a one run game big for him. He's been struggling his first home run of the year luke void with the deep fly out to end it in the. Ninth another theme from this game that you guys hit on in the open the group of fans blowing an air horn behind the fence of Ashburn Alley. That's the Centerfield concourse down at Citizens Bank Park. Apparently, this group is known as the Fan Democ crew and they certainly got boone's attention and he didn't care for it sounded like a horn was going off as the pitch. In the environment we're in, it's almost like a a golf environment where that sudden thinking. So I thought there was a timing element to it I, guess that was the post game on. Yes. They had the horn there in the background I guess from the broadcast. So he did come out to ask the umpires about it but because the fans weren't inside the stadium nothing, they could do the phillies broadcast mentioned I think to Chris isn't that that I've? been to that stadium, there are certain entrances where you really are in a parking lot others are just off the street. So I don't know what you would do I think that's one of them. That's right off the street I walk in you possibly do nothing why they didn't. So I guess the phillies broadcast and made mention of Boone coming out to talk to the And I guess then the group of fans heard that then they started chanting boone's name instead. So Little Gamesmanship from the Philly faithful as these two teams split their four game series the home in Home Yanks fall to nine in onto Tampa bay four-game set with the rays, which will include a doubleheader on Saturday. You've got Masahiro Tanaka posed by Blake snow in tonight's opener pre game on the fan straight up at six o'clock that'll be on. Wfan am until the. End of the nets game. Then you have the Yanks back on both dials am and FM by the way Snell with some at Yankee related comments to the Tampa Bay. Times. Quote when we beat the Yankees we party definitely harder after the game celebrating good win. It's tough to beat the Yankees. They're talented. They're very good and then he eventually closed with quote I would definitely say feels a lot better because we know they have the money to get the best. Fans in Tampa than the raise do that is very true as well, and this is the Yankees only trip into Tropicana field in this shortened season. So we'll see how they do down there in that Dome Environment. Mets had the night off their back home to open a series with the Marlins at City Field Michael Walker opposed by. Seven ten first pitch how about Miami they come in red hot off a four-game sweep the oils at Camden yards they want again last night eight seven they're now up to six and one is the first time in four years they have been at least five games above five hundred zero don mattingly crew getting it done with patchwork roster of players coming off of it. There coronavirus it's so true like it goes to show the depth of these organizations I mean. People were saying they're not gonNA trot out a representative team and it's a it's a joke and what are they doing? They're winning so you know what good for them someone saying now's where Nick Marquette. Couldn't stand watching his teammates from home. So he had opted back into this corona virus impact that season and last night played. The role of hero for Atlanta is hit in the air to deep right field. This is back doors the chop house sailing through the sky it's God. Makes A walk off here in Atlanta winning homer on radio they talked the Blue Jays four to three I guess you figure no crowd noise the color man's got to add something. To the play by play call cups and twins at six game winning streak snapped royals blasting Chicago thirteen to two while the pirates edge Minnesota sixty five Kevin Newman pinch it game winning two run single for Pittsburgh. As they snapped a seven-game skid, yet the burbs of the White SOx eight to three Christian Yelich after a much-needed day off, he has been struggling hit an inside the park home run and four walks in that game for Milwaukee now from the day or night before former white sox manager. Ozzie. Gin, who does postgame studio work on? TV broadcast. Now, for some reason, he's asked who he dislikes more Carlos Gomez Nick Swisher I. I don't think he ever managed Gomez based on quick research that I did he only manage the white sox and the Marlins for that one year I don't think Gomez ever played for either of those two teams anyway in typical. Fashion. He did not hold back Oh my God I mean nobody can compared. I wouldn't it? I. I hate me switcher. Heart. This. Okay. You want to get into that a little more no not really about the hand me back. That's not their own. Yeah. You guys just didn't get along. Didn't didn't work out. No no I I never talked to him I wasn't monitoring him but I don't know like the ways he's ought to what's all fake? And I know faith people. All right. So he was only with the white sox for one year and then he moved on. Who was one year too long of course, wish was then traded to the Yankees that winter in a world series right away and you don't. Create about that. Was the guys working with? GOES YOU WANNA get into that a little or no? Like after he says I hate Nick Swisher with my heart. Hope you want to get into that but why not just ask them what when you say, do you want to get into that? That sends a signal of this could this be bad maybe I don't talk like why give the guy the option just ask them. The option continue to ask him about it. Right but that is that's exactly my point. I mean. He made such an unbelievable statement of I hate nick. Swisher. With all of my heart, he's already gotten into it. That's the thing. So, at this point, the ice has been broken the let's dig down deep doesn't seem like Ozzy Geen needs the worry about holding back. So let's go but Nick Swisher. What's funny about this is you know this isn't a guy like Jeff Kent is one of those guys that you'd expect someone to say that about some like prickly dude, you knew his personality was Roth Nick Swisher none by all is like this Goofy happy-go-lucky positive. Smile like nothing can get to type A guy and Ozzy Gi and hated his guts. Because he's fake as he said, so I guess he felt all that was put on which I don't know I guess some people the wrong way the way his Swisher ever respond to this I looked at his twitter account. Thing now, but I'm sure in in in short order, they'll be something in the way this day and age works right social media someone will get a microphone in front of his face. We'll see what he has to say about Ozzy, Qian NBA Lebron last night set it out with a sore groin, rockets took down the Lakers one, thirteen, ninety, seven, La in full play off prep mode here that the one seat already secured in the West the box wrapped up the east one seed besting the heat one, thirty, two, one, Sixteen Kawai with twenty, nine for the clippers. They dumped the Mavericks Won Twenty Six one eleven blazers of the nuggets. One, twenty, five, one, fifteen, Dame Lillard at forty, five points, twelve assists he was eleven of eighteen from three point range nets play the kings. Later on today, we've got coverage on the fan beginning at four fifty, and again, that'll be on the FM dial beginning at six when Yankees pregame coverage takes over on the AM side in Toronto John Tyrrell Columbus Blue Jackets trailed the hometown maple leafs three nothing they come back to win in overtime over to the virus his shot is taken away by Alexander. To the head here's Hawaii with. Chat? then. I got two words for yet. Over. Here, Luke. Completes. Columbus radio. So they went four three in overtime. They now lead that series two games to one elsewhere Calgary shutout winnipeg zip finishing off the jets in four games. The islanders will try to do the same to the panthers today at Games set to get underway shortly afternoon the NFL opt out deadline passed yesterday sixty six players in total will skip the twenty twenty season and jets out Josh Dachshund was one of the late editions there. So he will sit it out for New, York Pga Championship under way from ABC Harding Park in San Francisco Jason Dame. Brendon Todd co-leaders after round one there at five under par. Then you've got a big pack just one shot back at minus four that includes two time defending Champ Brooks Koepka goes again he continues also this long running habit of Bryce into Shambo whenever he can. So here was his answer to a generic question about competing a major again after some up and down play coming out of the COVID layoffs two major I'll get off for it. It's It's a little bit of confidence I guess maybe a little bit but at the end of the day. Just feel good I'm playing good and there's no reason to. Be Scientific with all the The numbers and stuff like that on track you just go out and go play watch the video of this. He's got this. You know what? Eating Grin on his face as he saying that. So it seems like weaken and week out. He's finding ways to Kana, bring up the Shambo. This is I don't know continues to go on now for Shambo yesterday much made of the added weight and the distance and whatnot he broke the shaft driver and his driver had fell off on one of the I don t off not sure on which hole. So he had to get that repaired I think he ended up shooting two-under as did. Tiger Woods and much made about his new putter that he's doing this week But good for him to get through that round early yesterday was a little chilly out there. He'll play later today where I think it's supposed to be sunny, and in the sixties we'll see if he can put a number and keep himself in contention, make the cut and get to the weekend. So that tournament is now often running. All right. Very good CEELO. We will talk in a little bit. It is boomer and Geo Jerry in for boomer this morning get ready to watch more of what you love with Xfinity X. One live sports and more. With the XFINITY sports zone looking for more streaming APPS, they're all in one place xfinity X. One is the ultimate entertainment experience Click Business Store today restrictions apply not available in all areas.

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David Harbour

ID10T with Chris Hardwick

1:46:18 hr | 1 year ago

David Harbour

"Woke up into the podcast number nine ninety four say if you're in the Denver surrounding areas, or you don't mind driving along way, I'll be in Denver April eleventh through thirteenth, which is. Wow. Like day after tomorrow from the time this podcast goes up. Yes. Thursday, April eleventh, two shows Friday, April twelve two shows Saturday, April thirteenth tickets, I go and fast Kitto, so go to comedy works dot com will be at the comedy works in larimer square, which is one of my favorite clubs in the country. So come on down. And if you've got a pop toy, and you spot me, and you find me I'll sign it actually pretty much sign anything, even if it's not mine. Booker toyed outside anything. Okay. And now, let's up over two years old ten t- community cork board events at ten dot com. Is how you make the cork board. That was a weird thing to call up. Just this really weird memory of my parents who are both huge football fans. Obviously would watch a lot of football. And I just remember these you make the call and it never watched any of it. But I always just that cadence in my head. I guess you would make the call right? They would like tell you. There's play happened. Then the referee Ed to make a call, but you make the call. Let's put it on you. So I guess that's let's put it on you events that ID ten dot com. Keith rights. I just wanted to raise awareness for an awesome event. Coming up in Philadelphia. There's a wonderful organization called for Pete's sake. Cancer recite foundation f- PS sent my wife, and I on the best Bakke we've ever had to give us a break from the exhaustion of dealing with cancer doctor visits this April fourteenth. They are having a walk at citizens Bank park to raise money for sending even more families dealing with cancer on great vacations, like my wife, and I received we'll be walking and forming a team Kif in cats party pack, if you'd like to join us for this Walker, even if you'd like to donate to a wonderful 'cause please check out take a break from cancer dot org. That is wonderful Keith. And I'm so I hope I hope you're doing okay. And I send you many hugs. And I'm glad that you're able to go on a vacation with cats and wonderful that you're walking in this also on the cork board. Alan Sanders, and this is from Walt Allen Sanders. Walt isn't even live that's eight. But just say like, well, you know, Walt. It's Walt he writes, my friend, Alan Sanderson IVA podcastone break down the movies of gene wilder one minute at a time. Best thing ever. Oh my God. We went through young Frankenstein last season and working through blazing saddles. Now, check out the wild ride on any podcast or or at the wilder ride dot com. Walt and Alan that brings me so much fucking joy that you are doing that. I will absolutely. I'm so happy right now that this exists in the world. Thank you for making that good job again events that I ID ten t dot com for what everything you're making this up sodas, David harbour who was promoting hell boy, which is in theaters April twelfth and on season three of a show called stranger things, which the kids apparently watch that's on July fourth America day the net flicks. So David or love this guy. We met a Comecon and a couple of years ago down in San Diego, and we just hit it off. And he's a fucking hilarious, dude. And not only I I'm going to say that this is one of my favorite episodes of the podcast that we've ever done. I'm going to put this in the top ten for me because. Not only is he hilarious. And we totally connect on a lot of stuff, but he speaks very openly and earnestly and honestly about mental illness in a way that I think is important, and and the whole time, you know, even as serious or even when the conversation. Finds a depth to it. It's like the overtone of everything is still really really really wonderful and fun. And so I really hope you enjoy listening to this as much as as I enjoyed talking today. So support him season three of stranger things, July fourth hell boy in theaters April. Twelfth this episode of the podcast. Speaking of support is brought to you by squarespace. Hey, you've got an idea. They're stuffed in your back pocket. You got moxie kid. I like that about your showcase your work blogger published content. Turn your cool idea into new website with squarespace, you're going to get beautiful templates created by world class designers. 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Now, we roll the stranger thing. Initiating identity. Go. I'm so delighted that you're here. I. I had door you for so many reasons which was just to set just as some setup a couple years ago, you came up to me at a comic con event and said shipmates, we this is all I want to talk about I was so after that you started off with it because I was like before we get to me. I like the listeners of this particular podcast to know. I mean, do people know do people recognize you for this, dude? I mean, it has to be old gold guys like me. Yes, is one of those weird shimmied says one of those it was a weird slice of time that a handful of people not everyone remembers it. It was not a big show. But I hand full of people for whatever reason are like oh my God. And I don't know what it was about as you. It was you. There was Mr. come on. I remember it was like living in New York twenty four years old or something. My roommate sky, and I would watch it. I think it was like eleven PM on the CW something down syndicated, so every every market. And so there was a whole breed of those shows like I think it came on very close to cheaters and blind. Today's I was blind date blind date was right before it yet that guy Roger Roger Roger lodge Roger lodge, and then also fifth wheel with I believe, I yeah. Yeah. So there were series of reality. Dating shows which shipmates was the creme de LA creme the top of the top. I mean at only because it was such a ridiculous concept, and you were young and like a punk about the whole thing. Like you go out. Clearly, you had what producer like egging you on and another going, Chris, please don't go. And you and it was. Like, you were like, welcome. Awesome mate. Like just making fun of this show as you went on. I we loved it so much. We would watch it. Religiously. It's that was I had. Shipmates kind of piloted me through the like it took me up to the edge of right? When I got like, I was drinking authorship mate. And then I got this over right after. Yeah. After shipmates so see. So I should go back. It'd be that guy. Brigham that Dickie luck. There was an edge. I worry about that to worry about the about what? But like losing your edge a little bit around. That's it doesn't. I think that's a that's a myth when I worry about it for you made the workouts. It was funny because what you said was pretty right? But you would you go you go. I just loved you're so miserable there. And in a way, I was but in a way is so singled out was ninety five to ninety eight and then ninety eight to two thousand one which is when shipmates happen. It was really like just trying to get work. And I was you know, I was really discovering the true. A debt limits of my alcoholism. Those really expli- taken as far as and you know, shipmates the offer came in for shipmates and blind date was very popular. And I was like no, I don't want to do a reality dating show, by the way, no other job prospects. And so as a result, they just kept offering more and more like your double than than it, doubled minister point. I was like shit. I don't have any money. What am I doing? And so I said gritty starts to. Yeah. Then you're like place with dollars. Absolutely. And so I said to them look I will do the show, but you have to let me say whatever I want like I need to be able to make fun of the show. And they said sure, and they let me and the only time they ever said, I couldn't swear. But the only time the producer ever put his foot down was that. I wanted to compare one of the contestants to Mussalini, and he was like he was this old southern guy. He was like that that is that I go they should. And that was the only reason he didn't he was like, no, they're not. It's not going onto that is. Meanwhile. I was making all these Harry Potter references, and and shitting on the show and all of that was fine. But Mussalini they drew the line. My God, that's not as an ideological point. Not the fact that like he was a fascist dictator. That's a cruel thing. No one's gonna get the rep. Exactly. I'm like, oh my God. That's so funny to me like this whole trajectory. I'm very interested in the trajectory of careers of comedians actors that whole thing that go into like the hosting sort of John rock, right? Yeah. Like like, I was watching this perfect bid. Documentary. And it's about a guy. Right, right. Yeah. It's a great documentary. Yeah. But it's like even that guy the guy who was the price is right duck guy. Bob, Barker, whatever like him starting sort of in because it was a different world back then it was like television, and yet you're sort of in television. And then you become like a but becoming like a game show host of thing. Yeah. Is like a whole weird world it is and having done. I mean, I've hosted almost every outside of like a sports show, which I don't know anything about I've hosted almost every kind of. I mean, I have like there's just a rotting graveyard of fail shows and highlights. I've dial away game showed like pilots. Oh my God. So many away in twenty five years. Yeah. Of course. And so need this footed. Really bad ones. I mean think shipmates was like there. There are a couple that you're like, oh, I did this get made. But. Yeah. The trajectory, and I want to kind of loop it back to you in like as far as acting goes. Because. At a certain point as I got the offer for shipmates to discuss it because it's a very good off. Let me if you're like blue track down shipmates, I turned down stranger things. Arguably does not a good choice on my part. I really probably way to go. But you know, I mean, listen, I went through the one hundred pilots seasons. And I was trying to I I did sitcom pilots, and I wanted to be your initial thing was a standup. Correct. It was stand up, and then like take acting classes, I a couple met many. But but in the nineties project was more like a writer comedian sort of thing. Yeah. And so in the nineties, you know, everyone was trying to recreate friends. And so I was I was listening for all these Perry. Roles, and I was falling into this into the straits between always nut like handsome enough to be the leading men, but he's not like shitty looking enough to be the shitty friend. And this is where it circles back to me. Addition process. I realized kind of like what Steve Martin said in his book. Like, I knew that there were just people who are better at additioning better at sitcom ING better at acting better. I mean, I'm pretty good once you get me on a set. But the audition process just killed me. And so I really yeah. I wasn't good at it. And you would get nervous or you just about it revealing your talents, and that I think I just got all of my head. Yeah. Yeah. We'll go fishing. I was over thinking and also with hosting and stand up at a certain point, I kind of realized I kind of like being myself, and I kind of like the freedom to move rather than being sort of locked into someone else's thing yet. I think that's what it came down to. Because did you ever do like groundlings, improv classes or anything like that? Never never. I'm terrified of that improv stuff. Really? I mean, I now tend to like improv within the acting within you know, scenes yet. But I don't like the groundlings stuff because I felt the phone. Focuses to be funny. And that that just shuts me down so hard. You are funny though. That's we asked me when I don't care when I care and or when I feel like there's a directive or a goal. Yeah. Everything in my being in so many ways, I mean, it's probably why. But wildly unsuccessful because there's something in my being that just recedes and just goes inside of myself. I'm so I I hate that. I hate the pressure to I mean, that's part of my sort of what I consider my artistic nature is to like be not results-oriented, right? Which is the best way to be right because I can't really be disappointed. If you're not if you're process-oriented, you everything has a process like that. But you disappoint. You can't really think you're terrible. It's true. You know, but but like if you're not result oriented because you can't control the result. You can't control if you're going to get jobs. You can't control those jobs are getting it shows. Exactly. I mean when you when you stranger things where like, okay, we're going to do this network show. Who the fuck knows? What's this? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Beyond who the fuck. I didn't even think Netflix initially expected it. I think they were just like let's just put it on. And see what happens and then within an hour people like fucking seen the show like it. It was a phenomenal. That's exactly what happened although Netflix would claim that that was all master plan masterminded, by their way of wanting people to have ownership of the show like because I was terrified like the week the week before it came out. There were no ads rights like on buses billboards, and like, you you walk around New York, and it's just like, you know, the time it was like house of cards, orange, his new black all these huge. Netflix shows so much money, and I had a friend who's on a very popular like CW show and was like Yemen. They're burying it. Like, they don't like it. They're burying it. And I was like oh my God. Big shot. We've all the load it and then and then I was like a now they claim and the show came out. And what's so gratifying is that it was a grassroots success? Yeah. Like, it wasn't hyped to death. It was like people just grabbed a show like this is a now Netflix sort of went back to them some of the people, and I was like why did you guys advertise show, and they're like, well, that's our way of letting people take ownership for the jobs like that's very clever and the cost effective, isn't it Canada? I'll say like, you know, what it just was a hitch. We didn't see it coming. I just. I don't know. I mean 'cause they claim to have been behind it. But then like that was the thing like it was a weird openning. But that's the thing that makes it although sweeter is the fact that it wasn't hyped at all people didn't know about it. Right. And I think it did have this thing for people where they were like, whoa. There's just this jam out there that like I can tell my friends about nobody's shoved it down my throat. Yeah. That's that's the other part of it too. I think especially the kind of audience I mean, it is one of those magical things that if you if you understand all the deep-rooted nerd shit. That's going on a show like there's a magical level of that. But even if you don't get that, they're still a very cool human scifi story that's going on that. It's like all the all the nerd deep. Nerd trench stuff is a bonus. And so it's it's somehow inclusive of everyone every audience and you're right. But I think that audience love discovering things like you said rather than having shoved down their throats, and it just shows that nothing. Can substitute for a good word of mouth the control and just like a good show. Yeah. Good product. I mean, the thing the thing that was so interesting as I it we're going to nerd out here. Right. This is the nerd party. Okay. I'm gonna big confessions. Here. I think people know this about the ready, but like, I'm twitch TV. Oh my God. Have we get into that? About after I hosted show, you're watching Douglas. Watching the bliss. Never terrific, by the way. Yes, I watched the twitched up and the one thing definitely did do is. They put it out. They have their own twitch channel data a couple of streamers come on and do some stuff, and they had like you could savings in the chat like turn on the lights that would like do things on the lights, and they did make the first eight minutes available to the public as like a big teaser for the first season. And people were so nasty. You know fans are like if they don't know something or something's weird sometimes they can just like get nasty about it. And they was so nasty about it. And then the eight minutes, and I watched that evening like it was like maybe a week before it came out something I watched that evening. These like streamers be really Massey about it. And then watch the eight minutes and be like, look, so good. And then slowly started to turn. But it was just there was even a bag less even in that community around it being like a fake Spielberg thing or like a one we need this stupid crap. And then and then there's just the quality of the show where you would just start to see it emerge. It's funny to me that someone on a game streaming platform. And be like, why do we do this? Like, why do you need the thing? You're complaining about it on you don't need any of this come on, man. Little getting like that. You know? That's all of us were the biggest offenders like I'm the guy was like. What were they thinking? It's fun to sit on new things to sort of. It's sort of gives you, you know, it makes everyone kind of feel like Thomas in a very Royal way. It's like take it away looked at it. I don't need it. Wait, bring it back. It's not that bad. You know, like the defense response. Good playing warcraft right now. Not right now, I dipped in and out you play at all. I got sucked back into a BFA blow Diablo three which I played on Twitter. Switch on the weight. That was the recent blitz. That was a big disaster. I don't even know if they're catoon development on that game. Oh, all phone. Oh, right. Right. Right. Right. Talking about a fan response. Yeah. Yeah. Like, people were not happy. But I wonder how much it companies can sort of weather like an initial backlash. Okay. Okay. You know, like a handful of people whatever it went viral that they're angry about it. But is that everyone examiners that like the loudest thousand that will? And should we just put it out? And see what happens that that's the thing. Like, it is apparently, I guess I had heard something about how Star Wars did some data testing around this stuff because of some of what's happened to their thing. And I think that what they found was that in general that the negative fan response is a very sm-. Mall, limited number of voices. Yeah. But it's very loud. Yes. And that it actually does have some sort of river if they're all doing it at once. Right. Then it then it can seem you know, it's the way that a thousand people can seem like everyone it's like, well, it's like an angry thousand gamers, and of those thousand percentage of probably really pissed in a bunch of other ones are just anarchists. Or like, let's watch it. That's true. That's the thing. Right. Where it is. It does have this. You know, this mentality where it's a bandwagon where it's fun to get out and watch people score. Yeah. I think that's been the drop of reality television life itself for so long is like look at them chase that kid bag like your ship. Shipmates? Are these people doing we will keep governed by just saw thanking that girl is based on a ship for three days, and the have them fall in love take away their money, or you know, I wanted to go on that show was special Netflix show where I go. I'm going show. We've some episodes just anyone especi- very special episode of shipmates. Yes, we could do it even as we do it as chief hopper. Joyce buyers. We could do in character doing. Oh boy. What is? The blood Queen. Yes, see how they act. The thing about the thing. The thing about blind date is a blind date was this is no one's gonna care about this. But it's funny to me because the mechanics of it live. Shipmates without the ship. And it was also shot at LA, and that's a distinct shipmates shot shipmates was shot out of New York. And my end miam-, of course, because that's where the shit shifts of. So the reason that that is giving them shelled by now. I mean my mom's from Miami. I grew up kind of lived there. But I never went on any of the cruises. But so missed opportunity it's so blind date was shot in LA, which meant that all of the people that went on blind date were out of work actors all the people who went on shipmates, we're like bar Bax. People in beautician school there like the real deal. Like, I don't have to take this book in bullshit. It's like, you can't tell me what you know. And so like on blind date. It was very polished. And they were very like performing, right? And our people were like real deal hungover imprisoned on a Carnival Cruise ship for three to five days miserable. Penniless like every Saturday at one bit was like how are we going to how far can we push these create friction, and then on top of that they were casting, you know, colorful personality core. And so it was I always said shipmates was great for television and terrible for humanity. So that was the key distinction between those two, but that's but you're right. Like, it all just kind of loops back to that kind of reality television watching a train wreck. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. But, but you know, it is an interesting thing. So where did we get off on that? It was something about the twitch thing. Yeah. We're talking about which we were talking about watching it burn. And we were who loved to see the crash. Yes. You know, who just live reality television. Yeah. It's an interesting thing. And that's what social media has done. It's basically turned our culture into reality with that. Now, I really do like I'm having a real problem with social media in general and all levels. Now, I hear that a lot these days view, absolute I mean, but like a year and a half ago or something you know, I sort of had wince when season two came out. It was like I was in love with social. I mean, I was you know, as making all these funny posts about me, look like Joe carrier looking like Natalia dire. Whatever and like, I was doing Twitter challenges with kids take their high school photos, and I felt this sort of warm it felt like a warm fund cocktail party, right? That. You know, started to turn for me this weird thing where it's like it just does it feels like like, what are we what are we doing anymore? We're just yelling at each other. Not. Well, that's the thing. It's sort of like if if you're at like, a news eve party, and it's really fun and halfway through everybody's drunk in the budget. You ever owns and then a bunch of robots come in. And they're like okay now, this is gonna this is battle royale now. So the loudest angriest, you know, because the algorithms kind of prioritize the most extreme points of view across every sector, so the loudest most superlative, and usually that's angry get up voted. And then in turn those seem to be the most important, right? They're not necessarily. But that's just how it's prioritized decree increase engagement because people rally around just want drom. They just want the drama, and then engage, and it's creating sort of a non. Entirely. I think true full scope of what the world is. It's sort of like what you said, oh a thousand people can make it seem like everyone. It's like, well, this is a very specific. I find it to be actually the direct opposite of the world. Like, I live in New York. And so I walk around and people that I interact with on a daily basis or not the sweat. No. And then you either either way, you know, I have no ons conversations with people all the time imparted. That's how people are supposed to get. Right. But also that we care about each other's feelings and care about each other's well being and you can sort of feel that when you when you have human interaction with someone you're like Salah when I'm talking to you. I feel like you're listening to me, and you care about me, and you might disagree with me or get angry with me, but still you consider me a human being. And then the bronze and bronze and bronze so this place now where it's just like, and it doesn't even matter. What point of view, I agree with anymore? Right. It's not like, you know, I'm a leftist or I'm a rightist or I'm a fan of this or a fan of that. Or I'm a, you know. I want these rights or that rights. It's more just like the vitriol, the idea that, you know, we as you say like the only way to get hurt is to scream super louder Bs provocative as you possibly get. Yeah. Night. Those gentle voices of like a nuanced sanity that may be compromised the may live in a world of compromise that may live in an imperfect world and be accepting of that all these things lost. And so in that way. I just get like it does feel like candy. It's like I'll go on sometimes. And I'll like, you know, get fired up, but people either be like. Yeah. Man, or there'd be footing gear. And but it's feels like I'm eating candy. And then I step away by the. Like social cocaine. Oh, all take it on on a kick. It hard hard. What's happening? And so it is because I think, you know, the people who wanna have nuance conversations. They're just not there too healthy to compete with the the loud voices. And until media is a great supplemental form of communication, but it has begun to supplant what we view as the full scope of our human experience. And it's really not like so glad to hear you say that it really really really is. Not it just seems that way if you're on social media all day long acting and the fact that the news media now takes its cue from social media is crazy to me. Could add one believe no one checks. Another media outlets are just like pulling seven like well. Yeah. I don't know if that are you sure did you check that line now. And that's the thing about like anytime I wanted to get and then the whole headline thing. I mean, it's so weird that I, you know, I believe very independent free press. But the things that people are doing to click bait into the, you know, even around me. And now, I'm in the middle of this press tour, and it's like I'm talking to people and this bad at all day long like in Britain. And I'm just like saying what I think, and I can't wait for me to have said something sure that like take it out of context is a crazy idea. Like, so it's just it's kind of mind blowing that we don't. You know, we want to sort of be provocative in these ways. And it just it just feels like disheartening yet. And it must be it's always been that way has always been that way. It has it has I think it's sort of. It's you know, when you think about the when you think about when the difference between World War Two in Vietnam and Vietnamese televised war, and I'm sure people at that time are like oh my God. Was it always like this? And it's like, yeah. You just didn't you just weren't seeing everything? And now, we're just we're seeing everything, but what we're focusing on is the most negative stuff because that's the stuff that taps it our insecurities. That's the stuff that engages our sense of Justice. And that's the stuff that it just it's the most emotive. And and I think I think we can be addicted to negativity in a dangerous way. And in a way that I think sociologist like. Fifty one hundred years from now will be like, oh my God. What is you know? Yeah. I don't think. But again, I don't find that in actual reality. Like when I'm at the coffee shop, or when I'm sitting here talking with people like I don't think that that's human nature when you have. But I think there is something chemical that goes on in our skin when we're around each other. That's diff-. That's cut off completely when we're online. Yeah. And I think it becomes maybe it's just the idea that you're fleshy creature that could get, you know, messed with or something. And so you'd seek to understand each other or come together in some sort of way, you don't just like, you know, but, but I think there is something that happens online when that stuff is cut off that just gets it does just moves toward that when you when you look at the history of human evolution and how in the last twenty five years. This whole this form of communication that has not really ever existed before is like our brains did not evolve to catch up with us like are involved to be around each other and be communal and look at each other and to read language the words, you use are a small percentage of language, and so it, but now when we're just looking at words, and it's de personalized. I mean, of course, we're not evolved to handle that yet. And of course, it so fucking crazy and weird so open these concepts. It is so funny how quickly we're advancing now. Because even the concept of like, I guess I read I read something years ago about how when you are, you know, in the in the early one thousand nine hundred eighteen hundreds let's say you really only meet like at most like twenty five feet boy on your life. I like the idea that the modern world is we're just to interconnect. So so these ideas of love that they had in like the eighteen hundreds. And and what that means today are just the amount of interaction that you how amount you could obsess about someone or all these really fundamental societal concepts that are starting to be deconstructed or as you say community itself. Well, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. When the entire went when you know when your community before was, you know, maybe even if you lived in a big city, it was a few. Maybe if asked people you're probably a new a handful of those people and now a community is like, you know, billions at like the whole world is localized. Yeah. That's that's that's really head trippy. But I think I think you're right. I think it is important to force ourselves to just step away from it and just go like we have to take on the responsibility to go have real human interactions. Yeah. I mean, and it's an interesting thing because I I was very very into it. For like as I say about a year and a half ago because really having a great time on it. And then, you know, things started to and I started to. Want to talk about more little more complicated stuff? And I found like it was just really difficult to you can't. And so I'm like writing this book now that has been so refreshing because it's like you can act and who knows how that'll be Nevada fiction book, or now, it's more memoir. It's it has with like Mike experiences around mental illness and things like that. And. And so, but it's it's very it's very amazing to be able to sit at a desk and formulate an idea that's like two hundred pages long, and that has within at all this subtle color of your experience that is and then to go on Twitter to have like whatever one hundred characters to like, explain your point of view, right? And there's something even about opinions in general that I started to get really sick of. Because he's the dog show on the news shows on CNN and Fox News all these things where it's like, everybody's just so full of opinions at it seems like things are not, you know, I just wanted people to stop having so many opinions just like it would be great. I think it would be so interesting to see one of these like CNN pundit shows or something to have them talk about something to have somebody lay down something, and then just have them all just stop. And just think about it for like a minute. That would never have it on television. Because people are so quick. But it would be really interesting to just watch people just even the act of just thinking and considering well, I think I think is show whose rules were. For a while. I was considering I'm not gonna do it because I don't have time or energy to do another podcast. But to basically have something that's along the lines of like, a polite discourse where it's like, you get two people from opposing views, and they are not allowed to like yell at each other and salt each other, and they have to talk, and they don't have to agree, but they also don't have to humanize each other to see if there's a way because the we can do that around shipmates. We think it's the greatest show of all time. I think it will you had problems related NY may have been humanize. Those are continuing going you're saying. Right. But but I just I think the idea that. The goal should be understood. I think the goal should be understanding and finding common ground. I think so that we don't isolate ourselves, you know, increasingly isolated ourselves though, there are moments of where we their tolerance is an interesting thing. There are moments where intolerance is important. Absolutely. But, but yes, in general, I would say most of the cases, you know, when when people are trying to keep out groups or be or themselves, be intolerant. Because of prejudices or whatever. Yes that, but I also think that having like when you come at someone aggressively their defenses are going to go up, and they're not gonna hear you. So you're not so it's just all like anomaly that I actually think the facts are almost irrelevant. Like, this is the thing about reality itself of this has been bending my mind. Oh, let's go there s. Reality itself is a shared agreement. Right. So the idea that like there's there's there's the real to me. And then there's the true, I think so this idea the real is so important. What's important is the true? Like, what's what even when people go into psychotherapy? I read something where they're talking about. How they're looking for with therapists. They're looking for the truth. They don't care about the reality. The reality could be that. I'm like grotesquely fat. But like the truth is that is something different. Like, I don't necessarily know that those, and when you protest somebody who has a shared agreement truth, that's very large with facts or reality in a certain way. I think it's almost irrelevant. It's like it has to be approached on a shared truth as opposed to I find this in terms of the the around the, you know, mental illness. Framework is like there's so many things that are agreed upon his sane in our society. Like, you know, working for Lehman Brothers and raping the earth and exploiting tons of groups of people for pure profit way beyond you eating one lunch, right? And yet that's viewed as like wildly sane whereas like walking on the street taking your clothes off screaming and people is viewed as. But like, but like, yes, of course. And yet it's an arbitrary agreement like in another world in another place in another time. We would view the other guys leeann sane to do that community. But the guy walking down the street screaming just exuberance fun like like, but above. But I think that there is there's this idea that that reality exists. And I think it's so just unproductive. Well, that's I've never heard that put that way before the difference. We reality and truth because I think people inter- swap those because think reality is, of course, the truth. But did the thing about the way that we kind of create our algorithm Mickley delivered social media bubble or like internet digital world bubbles, not just social media. But the news we get or the sites. We've is it or what we see on YouTube? It is all picked because it, and it takes you further and further down a path and isolates more and more and more and gives you. Things that help confirmation municipal confirmation bias bubble. And that you think is true you go. Well, this is true. Because this is everything I'm seeing it is it is for your community or particular group. It is true. I mean interesting thing even in terms of like, the mental illness community something like back in the forties. Women you could sort of be married and say to your wife, like, you're crazy. I'm putting him in the asylum. Right. It was something called hysteria. Yeah. Yeah. Yes. Did right? Yeah. And like now, you know, thank God, we have been like we see the world differently than you guys do and you're like, no, no, no. This is the way it is. Like, I think for years white guys have been like, this is the way it is. This is the reality and other groups of people like actually we view reality differently. And it's been an incorporation of these different groups, but and these different realities, but the actual the actual realities themselves. I think are almost like literal and so two approach broaching someone's reality or their truth with simple. Facts is like is like almost like throwing pebbles at Sunanda editor. Yeah. Like, what are you doing like us use the shared inherent truths or the hypocrisy behind them or whatever it is? But facts like, and that's the interesting thing where it's almost like I'm almost like in the fake news camp. We're like, which is I'm very liberal in my pool politics. But I, but I understand this idea of like taking responsibility for our shared agreements and moving forward with that as opposed to going like, no, the fact is this the fact is this and really tried to approach, you know. You know, creating a reality together as opposed to like because that's what I find that Twitter all time is this is like people like somebody saying something, and then somebody throwing facts at them. And then the other person like throwing facts back and facts are all selective. Right. And so that's what I get so frustrated with I'm like, you're not approaching their reality or their community in a certain way. You're you're broaching them with these pebbles, and it just feels like a bunch of irrelevant pebble throwing as the truly trying to understand the mindset of the reality of the mindset of the truth and giving the truth itself, the respect that someone's truth deserves be it as insane. As you wanna think it is? I mean, you know, is still giving it the respect of it being truth as opposed to just wrong. Well, we're kind of living in opinion as fact era and people rather than trying to I mean like in any situation, and I think this might have been like a David Allen getting things or was it a. Was it a David Allen? I dunno. It's sort of a productivity thing. Like how to be effectively productive person? Yeah. You've to seek first to understand. Yes. And but people tend to only to seek I protect their own opinion yet rather than because it's very painful, it is a painful, and it requires a lot of energy to go. You know, I might not know all the fat. I might be wrong. I might and that's and so people are so protective, and they can go down trenches where they don't have to be challenged where they're just confirmed confirmed confirmed, and we are you are you a a no we're not supposed to talk about this the level of radio Filbert. Are you an eye on you know, I I I'm sober. I have complete respect for a when I first got sober the first few meetings. I went to didn't entirely resonate with me. And so I set up a you need a support structure j it's over. So I set up a completely different support structure that involve comedians, and therapists and stuff like that. And I do go sometimes, but I just I'm not I'm not a habitual go. I look I'm I've had my own experiences with them. But you're not really supposed to talk about it. I was so many people, and I think I have all the respect in the world, but I've had a tremendously positive experience. But one of the things in terms of changing your life. If you are self destructive person like an alcoholic like drinking and doing these things that are one of the interesting little they have a couple little sayings one of which I love, which is feelings aren't facts, which is great, but their feelings like. And so in a sense like feelings are almost more than facts. And so yes for the self reflective, you know, wanting to change person the idea that a feeling isn't a fact is a great thing because they're open and responsive to that. But the reason why you you offer. This does someone when they're in a rigid state is because in our normal waking life, I feel like facts are on are so irrelevant like an even for me into the minor roses like, you know, I have all the facts in the world that I have, you know, whatever, you know, friends that care about me or like a money in the Bank or whatever. But it's just I'm just miserable. And I'm going to die at whatever it is that like my feelings are so important in my life, and I feel like in terms of approaching approaching changing conversation. This idea of throwing pebbles at my neurosis is silly. Because my my neuro says a lot stronger than your facts. And so that's the thing. Even in terms to me in terms of dealing with chaired truths. Or shared agreements is like really trying to be able to approach them from the feeling standpoint. Which is what you're saying seeking to understand yet. But that's but you're absolutely right that and not a neuroscientist over here. But it feels like the way that our brains work is that, you know, these very base emotions originate in our MiG dyla-, you know, like the sort of the fear and the all the lizard, brain stuff all the survival stuff, and they trickle up to the emotional brain, which then sort of builds a narrative around those about how we feel in our molecules and then are higher brain functions. Just you know, like for however, we've learned our been conditioned sort of picks and sorts through. Okay. I'm going to sort this put this here. Now, I'm going to make the choices for my life. But I feel like, you know, when you are driven by feelings as facts, you're sort of smashing that you know, it's easy to shove the logical part of your brain out of the way. It's kind of like when someone is in a, you know in a job that makes them miserable or no relationship that makes him is. When you go. Hey, you should get out of that. And they go, I know, I know I know, but they can't feel it because it feels. It's harder to cram logic back down into the into the base emotional part of your brain. And so how do you create new emotional pathways that allow you to navigate all the things you're talking about? Because I think anyone especially anyone just gotten sober. We deal with all of that stuff. Yeah. I mean, I think the first thing jobs because I'm thinking of even a larger level. There are just these societal agreements that we are making constantly, and I just think just to acknowledge that like to stop getting in these trenches of these ideas that there's a right and a wrong or that. There's a fact an even that there's a facts are facts of things that happened, but facts themselves when they're being used and how they're being used are always selective. So it's it's just a it's there's a lot more nuance centers that conversation, and I feel like. And again, this comes down to like, a really crazy cosmic conversation about what the nature of reality is in general because I do think the nature of reality in some senses a shared conscious it is. But it's also being challenged because there are so many everyone can have such a specific reality now, and we don't necessarily we aren't really encouraged to agree upon broad concepts were encouraged to be like, my super niece specific version of everything is the right way. And so I feel right? We're becoming more and more isolated. And even in the sense that I was a philosophy major. When we first started talking about existential ISM in the idea that like I see a Brown table. And you might say you see a Brown table. But do I really know what that means to you know? Oh my God. You know, like know what you see as Brown? I know what I see is Brown. But we assume that what we see is whatever, you know. It's like what else? And then you're right. That's not an as. It's confusing, but the whole idea to broaden, I guess it's just this ID of like that. That's the thing. Going back to social media is there is this very strong conversation that feels somewhat in a vacuum. And I think how do we do this thing where we broadened somewhat like empathy for different points of just broadening empathy for people's reality as being different from ours. Which I feel like you're right. We're headed in a direction that isn't that way. But we have to get in. We have to see each other in person because when you're interfacing with a machine we are not programmed to feel empathy for a device, right? And so you transitive -ly don't feel empathy for the person on the other side of their device because you're communicating in a very inhuman way. So it's it is forcing ourselves to meet in person and getting writing and and for all of you listening to the machine podcasts. I would like to knowledge the hypocrisy. Two. Of the fact that we all live emits the hypocrisy. God's know. What's going to happen is a day? But we're gonna come do a podcast for each. And every person who we're gonna go shake your hand. I wanna hear about your I want to hear about your book. I wanna give you wanna talk about it. Because it's because God this is really to lock me into having to write it. That's good. That's good. You'll be accountable. No. I mean like, yeah. Like, I'm pouring into this idea. I mean the. For me the. The big thing. I've I've struggled with. What people deem mental illness for my life. I've been you know, I've been labeled diagnosed as bipolar, and I've had about seventeen years of struggle with this particular thing, and it's been very complicated. And so I was asked by some people who liked my writing just on like silly platforms. Like, they liked like, my Instagram posts, which just the way I sort of turned and that, and I got us what I would like to write about and really for me that the initially sort of began as this just thinking about my struggles with mental illness. And now it's become like a whole thing about almost about reality itself. And. And just about me and my own identity in a weird way. You know, what I mean like an I've explored because I've been through the gamut of a lot of different things with this. Like, there's the medical model, and I do take medication which I have taken for a long time. I don't particularly like taking it. And I also sort of as I say living the duality like I I take in live in this world. But I also sort of don't agree with the world and a lot of ways. So I sort of live this duality, and the thing that I found most of all has like as I've spiraled around is like bipolar and even schizophrenia in terms of the things that I've read. Is like really some kind of search for identity. It feels like TIMMY, and there is there's some there's little evidence to reconcile a biological component. But there's a lot of evidence to recognize like a social component to it. Like, there are these drugs that we have in the world that do things to the brain in a certain way. But the broader context is that there is trauma. I feel like in all of us that needs to be reconciled be it in various different ways. And and and you know, that the trauma exists even as we say like, I think even dealing with Twitter's Trump could be a dramatic event leg like so how we are in the social world as social animals is just something that I'm trying to explore with this. And it's come up a lot of Rome identity, and it comes up around being an actor. And so in a way it charts. My book will chart my experiences with this. And also the ways that I've used through because alcohol for me. It was a big one at one point. And then there's various forms of acting out. And then there's various creative really positive forms of that have been very good. And and then, but it's all been seeking this identity, which I find these alternative therapies, very interesting. Like there's people like free to from. Right. Commend. And George Atwood Frieda from Reitman sort of was the therapist you ever hear that book. I never promised you a rose garden. No, okay. There's a book called I never promise you rose garden, which is basically about a schizophrenic woman who be Hugh gets cured of schizophrenia through intensive like talk therapy with no medication and the thrust behind some of these theories, and this guy, George Atwood talks about this amazing thing, which is like Octavio case study simple thing was like it's woman was convinced that their schizophrenic convinced they're vampires fan pyre on all these vampires coming to get me, and he and a lot of times what happens with crazy people. Is you medicate the crap out of your like vampires don't exist? Here's a bunch of medications that the hell down. Let's get back to reality. Right. But what this guy that would went in and said, your family are like vampires. They suck you dry every time. Head on and gave her a he tried to take the literal and say, well, this is metaphorical and you're not wrong from this point of view. Correct. But not even I mean, the interesting thing about shared agreements, and this is where I get is that like the literal and the metaphor IQ are. So are so mundanely connected to us on such and such a visceral level that the idea that your head could spiral off into metaphor, you break it's by lofted or in a weird way. Like, I even money like we walk around. And we end these like green like we hand metaphors route or it now, it's not even cash it's like a card with numbers numbers on a screen, and like we relate to these metaphors so strongly that like if you were to lose all those numbers on the screen. You might jump out of building kill your something. Like, it's our society. We're we're a mythical being we don't exist in the physical world anymore. Physical needs can be met. But if our social needs aren't met. Ethically. We saw I love that so much because I've really been stuck on this idea lately that what's been freaking me out a little bit. It's like, you know, most of the things you are certain about our Assumpta of almost everything that you are sure you're kind of a Suming because you just don't we have to do shortcuts to prod we have to create shortcuts to process the amount of information yet at all times to navigate the current world with all of the trying to process all this information. And so we just do shortcuts. So we just read headlines go Kay. That's probably true because I need this. And so, but if you really were to go through you might realize like oh my God. Most of what I believe. I actually can't prove some of the things I thought I believed I actually believe the opposite other things are wildly not true. You know, it's fucking like if anyone really set with it for a second might flip them out a little. Yeah. So like, I actually think that a lot in a lot of cases. Like this gets the bipolar. Like there is. Something where you're just sitting with a lot of fundamentally crazy concepts and just allowing sometimes when you stare at the darkness to volun-, the darkness starts to stare back, and like take this example with the vampires like the idea that a metaphor of vampirism, and like whatever it is that she's consumed in her brain that made her think that this was real is the same things that we can flew in our brains that make us think one hundred dollars is worth dinner. Like, it's the same thing. It's just hers societally unsanctioned and ours is society sanctions. So he really, and this is again, the whole thing about like going in with the agreements as opposed to facts because to me the medication model is like the fact is there aren't vampires fans. And you do get the facts after a while like, they shoot you up with a howl dollar, whatever. And like, you get the fact fact is like I'm sitting in a chair I've but to actually approach the trauma. What you have to do is understand the reality behind the thing. Because a lot of times, I think when people deal with these issues be they depression or mania or psychosis or anything, they're just they're actually living in reality. That is true. And that when you assault them with pebbles, you're just assaulting a shared social agreement. You're not you're not actually addressing their truth. And so this guy went in and sort of address their truth, and I have found that on a much more subtle level. Like, I have been through the wringer with all these different things. And now, I'm in like analysis, and and the big thing about psychoanalysis is like and also even the way the culture has embraced me as an actor in the way that I tell a story like Ray fame has been very good for my illness. I was going to ask you about that. If that fucked you up because it. It takes you out of some shared social experiences because it's like people recognize you now bigger is up. But I'm glad to hear that. It's like the first person that I've heard it's actually been really good. Like, I tell you. What's great about it is because I used to be just like some wacko artists in the east village who could walk around and like Bill now, I feel a little responsibility. Being more Saint. So there's a part of that. And you also do feel part of a larger community where people just kind of know you like you walk around in airports people like Dave like so your community gets larger like you. You can't be as invisible in a certain way. That's really nice actually, the responsibility of that is really great. And also on some level, the validation of the story that or the stories that I have to tell is what I've been seeking kind of my whole life. Like, I'd like to think that my artist is purely it's just purely and for the people dress. But actually, I have a deep seated. Of the well, actually, how how comfortable do admit this. The fact that I on some visceral level need people to accept. By story on a broad level. Or I go crazy. That's the theme of today's discussion. No, it's, but this idea that it is liberating to have people go like, oh, yeah. We get what you're talking about. And then to dealing with talk therapy to is a real shared agreement of someone who's a very trained professional being able to see me see my story. See the story that I'm telling see the gaps in where it's adding up and then to be able to really talk it through. But the funny thing is, and there was of how to deal with how because I think that we all struggle mental illness becoming a huge it already is a huge issue. But it's becoming even more. And I know if you are if you there's a lot are mentally ill. But also, you I'm sure you love someone who's monthly or have a parent or a friend or a coworker or who struggles with these ideas. I mean, it touches all of us. And I think the most interesting way to deal with these things is that people get so told because the mentally ill could be exhaust. Eating it's exhausting to have a friend. Who's like always said, you're just like a police. I just want to have a Cup of coffee. I don't want to have to hear the or like, you know, someone who's crazy. And so, but I will say that the most validating experiences are those where you can really listen to believe someone even if it's resistant, even if you say to them like you can't this way, you know, which I think is important too. But it's really being able to see someone as opposed to this thing that we do in society. I think with people like that. Whereas you just kind of make them invisible kind of move away. So you don't have to deal with it. Exactly. Yeah. And I think that dealing with it head on by entering into those realities with people as opposed to like having to push them away. And it's an interesting societal thing now with his like with the. You know, the medicalisation becoming even more prominent is I really am worried about pathologising normal because you want you want people to be weird. You know, what I mean like, you don't wanna have like a normal thing. And then outside of that, we brand mental illness or whatever, right. We want people to and that's that to me comes back to communities where it's like we want communities to be able to incorporate Chris who's like a weirdo. Once like wanders around like, you know is kind of annoying to deal with. But I gotta deal with them. Yeah. And I think that as we get more, you know, our as our communities. Get more limited in all these ways. And as you say like we become more insulated. We have less tolerance for these things. And then we start to medicate it more or Thala Johnson. Yeah. And that's the thing that I mean about just sort of building off that idea building on that idea of becoming more insulated, an isolated is that if we're able to create these. Perfect bubbles in these kind of digital lives that we leave where we agree. One hundred percent with everything that's around us in our immediate the Senate. It makes us less flexible to then find common it just conditions us to be less flexible. So that you see that if if people don't agree with something one hundred percent, they don't go. Oh, I should probably try to understand if they go. That's that's the fucking worst. And it's like, well, you just don't agree with it a little bit. And you might not agree with it one hundred percent. But if you don't agree with it a few percent, isn't it worth trying to understand a little bit? You know, and we're just becoming rigid. And I think that's dangerous. Yeah. Me too. But I would. The book is so the books that some of the thrust. But also some of it is just been my wacky experiences in an asylum and with various because there's a lot of color to this world as well that I feel like doesn't get talked about enough. There's creatives or. You know, like, my my experience with the this ride has been very colorfully fun and weird too. So a lot of it's been liberated for me because I get to talk about identity gets talking about society. It gets talk about treatments and things. And also, I get to tell fucking hilarious fun stories. I've never told about this world. Well, and because and it also when you do, especially when you tell it in that way, it's kind of de stigmatizes it these that it doesn't seem like them. It's sort of like, oh, this is a like, I don't know if you wanted to share and asylum store knuckling if you wanna save it for the book, I understand trying to think of like a really good one. I mean, they're all there. I just think I love how long were you? There have been a couple there've been a couple so in general the the length of stays have been around week and a half of them sometimes a week sometimes do weeks and in general. You know, it's classically defined mania. Which is that. It's never violent. Thank god. It's as with most mental ill is they're not violent. I think one of the common misconceptions is that. You know, man, I grew even psychotic people are going to kill you. When they're not just confused. And I think they actually are the victims of violence like ninety nine percent of the time as opposed to the perpetrators of it because they're doing confusing things. And so mine have always been related to a search for God in some sense. I think I I've been you know, I think many people are. But I'm always looking I've been looking for and I'm actually not looking for it as much, but I have for a lot of my life and looking for the answer and not just thinking about living in the question. No, wow. Oh, wow. That's a man that's fucking just to hear you say that it just felt the shift in my brain like God living in the question horse. Maybe that's it. You know, like, maybe maybe that's it. I think it's helpful. It's very helpful. Getting one's very result. Oriented finding the result oriented here. I say an artist with process, and I just like all I've been doing my whole life. When I go off the rails is like looking for the answer. Like looking for the thing that's going to fix it or solve defy. Well, I mean like on a broad level. Right. We're all just like gonna die. I mean. That's crazy. Yeah. Like, it's crazy that we're like going to go toward this thing where it's like, we don't exist anymore and nobody's come back from it. Nobody can tell us. What's really? I mean, people get talk about. But we don't have empirical evidence of like after this body dies. Like, there's a place in the clouds. There's this guy Saint Peter. Yeah. It's your the gate or there's like, we're reincarnated as a turtle. And then I hope I come back. I don't know. All I had a box turtle when I was young that guy was awesome. Barney. Okay. Oh, it was great. I love Barney now. Now, you're gonna go to Saint Peter. And but it, but he's got you know, what they're designed Peterson even going to look at a book of what you did. He just got a look at your browsing history. Oh, man. Against three saves, Peter. I was in a dark place. I was just curious. Much like dot we die doesn't. I don't just doesn't really care. I don't know. Why what? I just not care because I didn't know what it was like to not be alive before I was born. I know. But now you do, but it does. But this just doesn't the thing. That scares me. What scares dread like dreadful experiences? I think that's why you know, as sent on the podcast before more people like more people are afraid of flying than eating cheeseburgers. Despite the fact that heart disease kills way, more plants. No, it's true. Why while a heart attack is just a light switch flicking off? And my dad died and going down on a plane is dreadful. Like it sounds. And so if you're on a plane now, you're safe you're very safe. Yeah. But he's going to be. But it's flowed so much in the past few weeks year. Okay. It is going to be on the fear of dread. But I'm, but I would love to if if you don't mind like when you're having an episode. What does it feel like, you know, because I know this what I'm having deep anxiety. Here's the talk about dread. Right. The actual thing that I think people fear more than dying is like going crazy because it's like personality death, right? I mean, it's even worse than physical death because you somewhat lose consciousness of your behavior. It's like sleepwalking to a certain degree. There's a physical component. Like, I've learned throughout the years as I've as I've dealt with it as responsible as I can through especially through talk therapy. But also with medications and other therapies that. There are signs that I can start to get to. There are things that I can start to figure out. But once it starts to go. It's a bit like a force of nature like it's a bit like a hurricane and it's a bit like a blackout. So. In kind of come to in hospital. And then I start to remember things that I've done and sometimes people have to tell me things that I've done that. I don't remember. And this comes really interestingly into identity because I there is a consistent identity to me. Even even in the blackout like, I do things that are weird. But I'm not. I'm not violent but weird. And I'm big I'm exuberant. Dr these things that are meet that kind of come out. But that's a real investigation of like who really are you when you sleep walk are you, and this is, you know, conscious general, right? Like, Chris Hardwick has a a waking life dead passed out sleep life and a dream life. Right. Like a witch. Are you you, of course, claim your the conscious walking around part? But there is a part of you that just is like sleep right there like ours pass. And like that was you. But you know, and then there's parts of you where you're a dream. And it's like, that's actually you. But you're in a drink, and it's kind of the same thing on a broader level when this happens is like you actually are in a dream world. But you maintain this consistent thread that to me like as I've been on. My spiritual goes to is I do think some sort of. I'm not gonna call it the soul, but I'll call it like, the intellectual there's something that to me, there's something that's happening in the trajectory of our our lives. There's some force that's moving through it. That's moving through our waking life are dream life trajectories. And that that force is. Not necessarily. The universe centers of conscious divinity, but I do believe sort of an individual intellect divinity of some sense. I don't know how to describe it clearer than that. But there's something in me. That's like me. That you feel is like attornal and outside of time and space. Yeah. Sort of the kind of. Yeah. But it doesn't have my ego. And so the problem with like that's a funny thing to me about reincarnation is like like even guys were people really want to recon. It's just such a great concepts. Like all I get to do it again. Like, I get too. But the only thing you don't get take with you is like your own ego. Right. So like, the old the all your own knowledge that it's you. Yeah. But I do sort of believe in this concept. The things are there is causation a do believe someone in causation, not necessarily the ideal of like everything happens for a reason. Although I've taken great solace in that when I need to. But I do believe in not that everything happens for reasons, but everything happens for 'cause so I do believe that there is 'cause Asian and I do believe there's something in me that moves along. But but yeah, it's a weird thing where you kind of like come to. And basically what it is like for me in terms of the bipolar. It's been there. Periods of depression, periods, where life seems very gray. And it's hard to get off the couch, and it's hard to stop watching reruns of shipmates. I wish I could give you. There like just out there even exist on the internet. They don't know. It says you must have video. I don't have any of its old Betamax tapes. Nothing. I'm sorry by good old Betamax. I have a going to whatever CW studio for when I go through by next hard time. I saw should get out a loop. It was Sony Sony started. I'm going to Sony later over them. They're way there somewhere vault in a sarcophagus where they are just they're very president is cure except forms dance somewhere under. Yeah. There's somewhere under a sarcophagus, and it's going to release like the exorcist spirit, you know, with someone, but though the birds of darkness, periods of just sort of exuberance, I would say which are just feelings of and that's when it sort of snaps over because the thing about the mania classical mania is like in Hypo mania just below the mania, you're very creative. So like a lot of throughout history. They sort of go through these people that are very creative around Hypo. Medic states, and then they cross up into place where they get kind of you know. Pound or something. You know, what I mean like create these great Cantos it crazy like crazy amazing books, and then just like ended in a mental asylum like unable to so in that way, there are these moments where have where where I'm kind of not sleeping not eating, and I'm just filled with what I feel like is creative energies, and then it kind of crosses over. And I started out making sense. I start saying and doing stupid things and having some really silly ideas about things that would be a good idea, and a general my friends around me, it usually takes them, you know, like about a day to be like, I know. I know you think this is the great idea, but. I don't think that's such a great idea. Let's go check in somewhere. And but it also helps it also kind of helps if you have a support structure close by I think that because I've been around mental illness before and if you don't know that's what it is. You not only are helpful. But you can't figure out what the fuck is going on and to have people around the go. You know, what I think this might be that thing, and we should talk about it. Yeah. As opposed to just like, dude. What the fuck? You know? I think that's exactly. Yeah. I think that's great. And that's exactly it an in terms of people having people around you. More and more dependent on friends and family and things like that. That's really nice because I know like when there's you know, when whenever I've had like really anxious like anxiety like, yeah. Really really deep anxiety. It does create this narrative that. I know I've felt this before and it didn't turn out to be real. But this time, of course, it's so easy to convince you know, and being able to take a step back and go, oh, wait a minute. Yuck. I think this is that thing, you know, being able to do that it's emotions themselves are so hilarious. Emotions are so great because every time you feel bad. Once you're always like, oh, God, I can't live with this one other second. And the other thing is like this idea of what if somebody's tests, emotions, I'm like, not this. I could deal with anything. But this just not this right now, they're very intense strange things emotions, then they always go like, yeah. That was go way. They're out you always. Okay. It always goes away. Yeah. Yeah. But yeah, no. It's been very important to have people around order Santa and also just even people around just not a whole holistic level. This is again about communities where it's like just somebody to be like eat man, like sit like go to sleep like they're simple things that I feel like community things that maybe we did better in different times. But like that as a community we can do for each other that when people do for me, it'll help me not have to go to that place. Right. Right. Well, so how far into you are far into the book, are you? And when do you think that's going to how God, I don't know. No, no, no. I'm supposed to turn in management at the end of this year. But we'll we'll see. I mean, I'm right now just pouring stuff out and kind of structure, you know, putting it together as I go. It's one of these things where it's like, really interesting. If you written a book, I did write a book. Yeah. Yeah. And it was it. I enjoyed the process it felt oppressive in the sense that I always had a thing sitting in the back of my brain. I I could never relax every like, oh what a great Sunday. Oh my God. I have to write a thousand you know, after right? Sixty five thousand words every month the fucking my gonna do so. Yeah, it does it does feel like that. But again, if you can if you can just kind of live in the president go, well, I'll just get that one on get done today. And then you know, like tomorrow will be tomorrow, I was very structured in the beginning. And then I've sort of fallen off because I had to run around to all that stuff. But it's. It is also interesting because you I mean, it's like any creative process. Like, it starts with a certain thing. And my thing start. I was like, okay. This is what it's going to be. And then I start getting into it. And I'm like I'd be like this is where it's going to be a now. Now, this is where it's going to be. So it's it's an evolving thing like an it's teaching me to it's like, you know, it's like interacting with a character to it's like you start to teach each other things, but it's just about meat. So it's like wild narcissist. But but it is. But it is you know, you you're one of those amazing. Performer case studies of in the course of a weekend your entire life and career change yet. It's dramatically through people like oh my God. Who is this guy? Where's he been? And then they start looking back go. Oh, he was in this celebrate he was that guy. Oh, he was a that law and order episode, right? When he wasn't this moving, right. You know, like where you have this foundation of work in it. And it took twenty years or something to get to that yet. And then all the sudden it happens, and so like the week after stranger things drops are you are you like, whoa. I think this is that thing I was chasing after I don't know. I guess so I still don't really know. What says this brilliant actor guide rated for Shanta. Like, I'm getting offers like this happening two weeks ago. It was a was not out of doing. Yeah. It's kind of it was an amazing. So glad I didn't take shipmates turned down coulda ruined everything. I mean, it was an amazing journey. I still kind of. Wonder about it like even this idea of being 'cause I've lived so long not being famous or something. Right. And so I still walk out thinking that no one's going to recognize me. It's not a and like people recognize me all the time now. And they're always like, and I'm like, oh, yeah. Like, it's a something termed. It was it was weird. I I'm still doing the same. Well, that's not exactly true. I was gonna say I'm doing the same thing. I was doing since I was like five years old. But there was a reinvestment before stranger things where I really reinvested in what I was doing. And I do think my work was different because I doubled down on what I how I could grow and you made a conscious decision at that point. I went back to acting class. I mean, I like Baghdad glass I went worked on this guy at a very different way than I had before. Because I had I think all of us get to certain levels in career in life where you're just like, okay. This is who I is what I like, I am then movies too. And I was like supporting guy or whatever. But like, nobody. Really cared that much and like and the studios themselves like MU he's fine. We'll shove him in the number seven on the call. She right and like yell at Denzel Washington for. And I was I was fine with that. But it didn't have a lot of. It was just you know, I had a bit of a kind of a little bit of a angry clown to me, you know, it was a little bit like. Little bit resentful that I couldn't tell my own story because you must have in the amount of time in the amount of friends. You have you must have seen. Oh, gosh. Dozens of your friends like their careers. Pop back. I'm so happy for you. And like all my career. I mean is usually about New York too is like, and I have friends like this who are in New York now like great actors who. You know, who I've done plays with whose careers haven't had this. But they're just like great New York actors. And so I was that guy. Like, I was doing plays with Ethan Hawke Billy crude up. Martha blimp. Did like, oh, these people that have big, and they were always like, oh, you so great. And I'm looking. Yeah. Thanks god. No hollywood. Yes. So it was. But then, you know, the funny thing was after you hit about thirty five. And it's not that way. I got very I was like fine. That's fine. I'll never be on the cover of a magazine or whatever. But I'm like, I just sort of work and do my thing and then this show came along. And I read the script, and I got the part. And I was like I was like even if it doesn't amount anything not the results. But like I went to this particular scripts to actually go in a different place, then I've gone before. Like, I used to be willing to show up and like Beato be cool. Do a little worksheets as them lines them stuff. But this I was like I actually want to go to this place with this dude and make him like really broken and really. Specific in terms of like who a guy would be who lost his child at five to cancer who was a man of Justice, but who has five years out from that experience. So it's not like that guy wakes up sad anymore. He's just as dead. Yes. Empty, right? And there's and there's a stick to that too. Where it's like, you can't let people see that all these things about the character that I wanted to craft that are very subtle things that you may not even know when you're watching it. But it's like I did a lot of work that I hadn't done before. There was very different. So the fact that people like that was. They they are wrong to have not over me earlier. Like, I was doing something different. And it's also responsibility moving forward that like I'm better when I work on stuff, very hard. I mean, it is it is kind of funny thing about how we can over complicate things, and we can bring in all of these, you know, all this magical thinking and superstitions while I didn't get this because of this or that or this or this is the story, and when you really just tear it down. It's like, well if you put it the work. Eventually in my experience. Unfortunately, it's been it's been your experience as well. Sure. Like, you know, it shipmates, for example, did not put in a lot of work. I mean, but yeah, like, you know, when we all we all tell ourselves stories that we need to navigate the world. And sometimes those stories put us at the center of this kind of victim controversy of like, oh, I'm not getting these jobs or this. Right. 'cause be people hate me or I'm suck are the universe conspiring. And it's like one of the things that I have taken from a is like none of us are that significant. Yes, we are all insignificant, and there is a great nobody really care for it in that you would think like well that would destroy Rigo. And it's like, well should the story of ego because your ego? The ego decisions that you make are usually the most deadly and the most painful and have the most painful consequences because your ego is what you're putting onto the craps table, and you can't control how the dice are going to roll. And so, you know, like being able to take a step back from that is is very very it's been very, very helpful. But putting in the work is. Yeah, you put in the work, and you you don't tell yourself those stories just go I'm gonna put. In the work, and I'm excited about this. And then you let it go. Whatever happens is gonna happen by they're going to have you know, but the work itself pays off. It may not pay off directly in the way that you think it does. But I do believe that there's a cause and effect like it's kind of like going to the gym, right? It's like if you go to the gym every day for five hours a day and lift weights eventually, you will get big muscles. And it's the same thing. I feel like with creative work where if you put in the time, and that time can be I mean, one of the greatest things was that there's a play called read about Mark Rothko, and he talks about he's standing in front of a blank canvas. And the kid says to them like when are you going to start painting? And he goes, I am painting, and he's just like sits there in front of the blank canvas. But that dilatory time of actually putting in that creative work pays off. I like that's what I found with hopper. We're like there were days when I would just be alone in my room in a chair doing. My particular process for hours around him. And to me it very directly pays off in that particular performance. Well, wait a minute though. And again because so if this is so fascinating to me because you you you're struggling with your own personal mental stuff. And yet you have to live inside you have to live as this guy for a long time feeling all of these really fucked up things. So yeah. Is that making it worse? Or is that helping you in subway exercise, some of your own stuff? I'm I'm so curious to know how that affects your own personal because you can't just shake that off. No, you can't. But I would say it's the ladder. And I would say it's catharsis. And again, it's that it's almost like what I just told people believe other people who are suffering going through something believe their truth. It's almost like I had a little guy inside of me who was like David was suffering, and I use this Arctic op. Tuned to believe him and hit a list. That's what made him. So really? 'cause you're rooting at in these actually authentic about things that you're feeling, and that's what people are people can read that. And in in the in the process of feeling empathy and understanding hopper. They're really understanding and being empathetic to David in a weird way. Yeah. But the lucky the great thing, and this is something interesting. There was a movie over there was a publishing this book which. Is that the in the in hopper? There's a mask, right? And it's it's to me the greatest acting work is it's not auto biographical because the details of hopper very different for me. Right. But it's very personal. And like, I remember Angelina Jolie on choosy younger like around g or something. She ended some interviewer, and she was end she was and she said something like if you wanna get to know me, watch my movies. And I was like, that's it. Like Yoon, you can understand more about me by watching performances, then you count about me talking about myself because and you know, good actors that are using that stuff. You can see it all over the place. You can see these aspects of them that are allowed to come come out through this filter of character. But that are, you know, deeply. You know? Deeply personal things. And I like, that's what you know. Great writers do as well or great painters do as well. As like you get to know who Jackson Pollock is by standing in front of one of his paintings. But for better for worse. You get to know you get to know who Saul bellow is by reading if you're looking for, you know, like if you're asking those questions, I mean, I do feel like that. But again, that's identity. It's like do you want to just know the personality quirks, or do you want to know them like to know these things that are? These these primal weird feelings, and who who are they are they are we are conscious. Choices are we this primal things that we're using personally are we are personality quirks, like, I guess, we're we're pastiche of all of them. But yes, it's a very, you know, you're getting to know an aspect of them that they probably wouldn't reveal to you at a cocktail party. And how would they put that into words? I am like this beer are words that it's like, no, you would have to it's because you have express it's an expression in a creates inexperienced, but I do feel like and and we circle back to the horrors of social media like the none of that can be expressed in one hundred care. No. And again like this is a broad sweeping generalization. And this is not true for every situation. But in general, I do feel like. Empathetic people will always ask questions. I an arrogant people will always give you their opinion. I you know, what I mean. It's like it's like. Don't you think? Yeah. But I feel like I feel like I give my billion all the time. We're all of those things. So we are we are both. And we are both arrogant like, no one is is any one or the other. But I mean, but this idea of seeking I understand understand you have to ask questions. And so I guess it just means like be curious, even when you think, you know, everything because we don't you know, like, it is in your search for spirituality and your search for God wherever you are in that one. That's like I'll know the question is the important part. And that's I think a great it's what I will. Never forget that you said that because it's like, oh, yeah. Maybe that is part of the thing. And we're trying to search for this result oriented thing. But it's not about that at all because this is all part of a process, and you know, and as you do bigger and bigger things, and I know we did we didn't even talked about hell boy at all. Let's talk about for like. Yards. If I mean because it's coming out too. And was that when that lands in your lap? While are you are you thinking like, oh my God. Yes. Of course. Or is it like, I don't know like in my ready to do this. Do I want Albouy that? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No nose gets scared. And yet don't know. And don't know what. And then, you know, as the pitch got stronger and the script and all these ideas, I was like, you know, I was like this is really fun. First of all the idea of making a monster movie. Like, a true monster movie where I'm wearing thanks. And like a whole thing is when do you get to do that? I mean, it's like it's like it's like old school Frankenstein-like. It's not CGI. It's like a complete outfit a complete thing. It's it's incredible. And he's gone. And he's a character who there's all these crazy visuals. But the corporate he's like a deeply flawed complicated agley and at its core. It's an identity piece. Yeah. It's like I'm destined to bring about the apocalypse. I'm destined men. Men like, let's just make that genetics by genetics predisposed to do this awful and everything in my power is trying to stem the soon NAMI, but my genetic imperative is to do that. And like that that's an interesting play because I have I mean, then that's what I'm struggling with is this idea of biology versus conscious will choice. Yeah. But even cod. Yeah. So like the idea and the idea that comes on the film is that if I choose to go against and do the right thing, I'm actually going to have to sever like make a devil's bargain, which is like I'm actually have to sever something that's painful like as opposed to something where it's like. Oh, yeah. Just give up. It's like, no, no my sexuality them by like, I'll never be able to be in a relationship. I'll never be able to because monsters are my people humans are not that. That's I mean, that's another thing that I have found fast there. I find this fascinating about superiors who say never talk about is like sex. How does permanant Lois lane have sex? Well in superman two went into the chamber that made him human. Yes. So he could have human. So he could have. So he could be human. And you know, what I think was it mall rats where they had that whole thing or is like, oh, it would blast through someone like shotgun keeps his molecular structure, see mallrats. I think I think it might have been mallrats. Yeah. But it doesn't Kevin Smith for that. If that's where the absolutely that's amazing because I do it is something that I always wonder about especially with him because he does have like monster DNA, and he must have monster attraction like he's a demon. Yeah. So he wants to like be with the bad girl. He doesn't wanna be. But and yet there's something in him that realizes so he does he cuts off a piece of himself. Can you choose against your nature? Can you choose against like you said your biology or your laundry, right? Do you want to you are you supposed to? But ultimately, I think you can. And I think that is an important thing to know, especially with what you're struggling with or whatever anyone is struggling with the at least. It's it's hopeful to know like, you, you you can you can choose you can choose. Yeah. And that but then for him to the question and this route to me really interesting about the film to again, I'm talking about the film like it's Sophie's choice. I mean. It's it's I made a lot of really complicated. Say what you thought about shipmates as deadwood? Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. The beginning of the series as we progress through the seasons the way you see my coach develop on the screen. He wanted me to get on that CAC stuck in bode motherfucking gags under over there by interesting, you bring up the awesome mates live because that came out of a discussion. I was having the sociological treatise known ship me. I will go there Chris because I have as Sears committed to. Yes, the cod. What was I what was I saying we weren't arbitrariness of good and evil in general is like one of the things that the votes kind of explores. It's just as idea that. So he's a monster. Right. And he himself is chosen to fight monsters for the good of humanity. Walleye right. Like, what's so great about human beings? You just fight or just kill monsters. So their their own. Killers. What did I say why this arbitrary premium talking exactly if the demons were the protagonists? The humans would be like a fucking disease, and he's stuck in a movie called the hell boy. Fighting for human. Yeah. And in the middle of the movie, he kind of goes hang on a second. Let's really think about this question. And that was one of the things I love about. It was like, maybe we should maybe I should. I know everybody will maybe I should do the opposite. And so, you know, it's like attention the runs his movies. So yeah, I really liked all those different things. And he's like a fun wacky. Like dark dude in this superhero world, where I yeah, I liked and it's a horror movie like it was just really fun. And I think out turned out is like it's a really fun movie, and it's different than its scrappy. It's got a scrappy monster feel to it that I really like. And I think I read it to you at some party or something and you were like, oh, my God this shooting, we're shooting like trot or even told us about your area here. Like, whoa. Oh. Those hard. It was hard. I don't speak. I don't speak the language, right? And this guy was up. Yes. Z crazy people. And I don't, you know, and I'm in the makeup chaired like three in the morning every day. It was very hard. And I would just go home in my Odell sleep for like six hours that would just consume just chicken. I would just add like, and then I wouldn't eat the whole thing, and they would pile up in my these old containers of moldy chicken, that's all there is a moldy check in tons of cigarettes. It was just like it was it was hell boy. Bring it back to ship, babe. I mean, listen, I. You're someone like we we would text every once in a while. I think he might have changed your number. I didn't know I had to change it. Yeah. I'm sure you've got released. I changed my Instagram account to a business account for those tied. Oh, and it got out and it got released on the internet. I was in. I was on a vacation in Hawaii. And I change it over there had the assistant change it over something. And I left my phone in the room, and I went out to the beach. And then I was like I love my phone. I came back like an hour later. And there was a hundred fifty missed calls from Wichita Kansas yet. Like listen to a couple of. And clearly they were like big stranger things fans. Children twelve year olds who had found this number and we're like. Hi, my David. Hi. Yeah. That's really funny show. Every everyone all the twelve year olds listening now, the new number is. But you know, you're yeah. I hope you've been sending a vacant of the I'll give you the one of those guys go I want to hang out with that. This way about you. I, you know, like from the second that I met you at that party. I just had this feeling of like, I feel like we're going to be friends like, you know, when you meet someone, and it's just like, oh, nice to meet you when you do see you. And you go up I may never talk to that person ever, again, pretty bad reason. But there's just, but as soon as I met, you I think I said to my wife like I can't believe he knows what shipmates be says, I feel like I'm going to be friends with that get like there's just as the thing. So it's well, it's funny. Because I the funny thing about fame later in life is that you do get to walk into this world of people who like, you know, like what I saw you on shipmates doing those ridiculous things. I was like I get that guy. That guy's a special entity that I really get. And so the fact is I had to do all this work. Chris I had to give this performance as oppor to get to this point where I can give you my new number. If yes, we could text about the next plays com. If I find alcohol, great, do your entire story is all about me. Exactly, those were so much fun. The blues cons were so much fun. Like, it is such a wonderful community. And yet to see it live there. I was afraid I would show up in people be like fuck you dude from TV and the exact opposite. We'll see because I appreciate them, and I respect them. And I love them as community felt great like it was grab. I mean. That's the thing that I get I go to cons sometimes stuff too. And like I find that the the. The people that show up with that enthusiasm and passion for the thing. I like love them, then shamelessly like love. And they've and they love you because they just again, everyone just wants to be noticed an appreciated and understood. And so, you know, when when you show up, and it's not like me and them, and it's just like us. You know feel were nerd it's I. I I it's it's community. And yes, so I would totally go with you some time if you wanted to go, but. All right. So thank you so much for being here. David harbour. Thank you for having me this crazy discussion like intricate, very, well, very big discussion. I appreciate that. You were so open to talk about it. Because I know that helps, you know, even if one person who doesn't understand what's happening them. Here's this. An it clicks like you have you will dramatically in in writing this book your experience much in the way, you do with acting. But also because the book is real will dramatically change, a substantial percentage of people's lives. Amazing. If people are, you know, may have been helps people that would be amazing. That would be it will and then much in the way that when we talk about our sobriety. Like, it affects other people. It's like, oh, I'm not suffering through this for no reason, you know, it's like other people community. It's right. So yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Now, I have to right. That Sunday where you just hanging out. You know, no, national Georgia are Martin feels. Skied? I can't even thousands of pages. Saying like those guys like isn't that people write books like it's amazing to me that to me is like true. Yeah. Yeah. You really just have to be compelled to do that. Yeah. It's tough. But. Put on the work. It's all about the process, then the question that quest. Hey, go and seek to understand yourself and others love it. All right. Thanks, man. The end. Perfect. Would you get? Yes. Of course, you've just listened to the podcast for nine ninety four with David harbour. The word salad wrap today is a little bit of a correction on my part. And if anyone who's studied a lot of self help or productivity was probably shouting at the podcast when I was I don't know, listen, sometimes the brain doesn't call up facts and things the way that it's should. So I was talking about this idea of seek I understand seek I understand. And I couldn't remember what book did that come that come from? And I said David Alan, David Allen. Of course is the getting things done guy. Stephen covey. It was from the seven habits of highly effective people, and it's actually not even it's not even the first one. The first habit of highly effective. People is being proactive. It's habit. Number five. Alright seek first to understand and then to be under. Stood. So that's the idea seek I understand and then to be understood. And as Dr Steven Covey says if I were to summarize in one sentence a single most important principle I've learned in the field of interpersonal relations, it would be seek. I understand then to be understood because. We're really kind of I think conditioning ourselves if we lead solely social media based lives to just sort of blurt what we think at people and not as much to communicate and a communication is an exchange of ideas. Not just telling people what our ideas are. And I'm sure it listen. We're all guilty of this. You're in a conversation someone's talking at you. But they might as well just be going by by blah, blah, blah. Because what you're thinking is what you're going to say next and not about listening to what it is that they're saying, and it's actually a principle that has influenced how I do the podcast because people say, well, why don't, you know, do you prepare anything, and I say, no because if I'm prepared like in the in the sense of if I have like a line of questioning that I wanna hit someone with then I'm not listening to them. You know, it's not a conversation than it's more of an interrogation in and I'm not open to listening. If I'm thinking about what? I want to ask or say rather than just letting it unfold in the moment. So I think it's a communication skill that, regardless of where we're at in our culture should be cultivated because it is wildly important to exchange ideas, and because, you know, each individual person, then you might have a lot of really amazing ideas. But if you only rely on yourself, then you know for information, then you're in kind of a cul de sac. You're in sort of a little human idea called the sac, which is not open to cross pollinating with other ideas, other concepts other people learning how to be flexible learning how to compromise. And you know, I think we are also not conditioning ourselves as a culture to compromise. Everything's all or nothing. You know, something we can get things suited to our tastes. So specifically since such a granular level that we are not conditioned to learn how to compromise. If something is not one hundred percent how we want it. It's like our sw. Sworn enemy, and that's not healthy because the world will not always give one hundred percent of what we want, and we have to learn how to deal, you know, we can't be so inflexible that we can't you know, it'd be able to process things that are not exactly one hundred percent to our specifications, we need to learn to coexist. With people we need to learn to exchange ideas, we need to learn to be you know, roommates of humanity. I guess for lack of a better term and part of that is learning how to understand? I wouldn't someone says something that you don't like or someone says something that it doesn't make any sense to you. Why did they say that were they having a weird day? Do they have different ideas from you that might broaden your perspective? Even if you don't agree with what they're saying is a possible that you could try to understand it anyway. So at least you could figure out where they were coming from. Because you know, it's one thing to not agree with people, but it's another thing to dehumanize them. And I think when. Put up walls, and we imprisoned ourselves within our own egos. We're not open to this shared human experience that we're really supposed to have. So, you know, I just think it's a better way to live. If we can do it. I'm not saying I'm perfect at it. And I'm not saying, you know. You know, we a lot of times we teach the things that we need to learn. You know what I mean? So I I challenge you us. I challenge us to learn how to understand more than trying to jam our opinions down people's throat. And I I did I did further kind of expand on that in the pockets where I said, I think, you know, empathetic people always ask questions I and when we get overtaken by era Gance, we blurred out what we think first, and we blurred. Isn't it kind of funny that we blurt out what we think? And then we'd take a step back. We might go. Actually, if I'm really being his I don't really know everything about that thing. I just blurted out. I just wanted to blurt it out to look smart or to just, you know, Mark my opinion territory, or to you know, to protect the fact that I really don't know what I'm talking about. Or maybe it was just an ego thing or or even if I am right. Maybe there's other perspective that I hadn't considered even if mine is right. Who knows? But it is you know, it is a challenge because it's it feels better to us to just you know, surround ourselves with ourselves as the famous. Yes song don't surround yourself with yourself. So that's it. That's a little word salad. Bradford today. Seek first to understand I apologize. Dr Steven Covey for not being able to conjure that. The book the seven habits of highly effective people, and and what are the seven habits? Well, just tell you what they are. Now in the maybe he'll look up the book later haven't won be proactive habit to begin with the end in mind. Have it three put first things first habit. Four think win win. Have it five six I understand then to be understood have it six energy synergies habits seven sharpen the saw. So if that titillates you in any way, then you will go look up the seven habits of highly effective people, and maybe you will be highly effective person. But even if you don't don't really find just doing your best to understand be a good citizen of the world and not just for the world. But also for yourself because it will increase your wisdom, and and give you more value to you as well. So there you go that's it. That's the word salad wrap as always I appreciate you. And thanks for listening. I'll see in your ears next week. I tend scanning complete and enjoy ovary.

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At the Podium: The Franchise Quarterback Speaks

"Goals are at the podium and it's time to talk with the franchise quarterback. I'm not one but I end your host Michael kissed while my work at bleeding greenish dot com. Follow me on Twitter at Michael, kissed NFL. That's S T. This is all, of course, brought to you by the fine folks at bleeding relation SP nation. So we're going to do two things today, I up we're going to air Carson Wentz his press conference from Tuesday at organized activities after that we're going to revisit some of the work that we've done on this feed on went as a refresher, including a couple of discussions with some outside voices. So quick, reminder if you haven't listened to radio fifty three yet, go back and give it a listen as me and Branly gout and update you on all the happenings of the OT session from Tuesday may twenty-first Bill, gee, was there at the novacare complex covering. It live and had some great nuggets for you and looking ahead, you've got a new kissing Solex show coming your way. We're going to be breaking down our top eagles player. Under twenty five years old. And then, of course, you'll get your regularly scheduled BGN radio this time with John Stolnis. And B L G. So subscribe rate review, tell your friends, get them in on the discussion. But for now enjoy Carson winces chat, while he was at the podium. Injuries other lessons that you take last year's recovery process on the field that you could cut us time. And you always learn something anytime you go through a struggle or versity really just in life. You always learn something from each of them. So just trying to keep pressing forward and grow and for me, it always just challenges my faith in what I believe, in surrendering that control the Lord. So that, that's where I get challenged the most where I grow the most is my faith, but at the same time I'm excited. I'm excited to be back out there excited for this future. And what the season's gonna hope to be able to. Yes. Folk grazing that thing I'll often focused out there is. Offseason sounded out the Bizet out your today. Now that happened. What went into getting you work a lot of work, and I'm not gonna dive into civics rehab. I never really do that. But a lot of work. I mean, a lot of work to get there. And again, though, just excited to be back out there with the guys finally facing all that going on so funded. The decision with the knee brace as far as the medical or just how you felt. Ultimately my decision but talking with with through with everybody, I would just felt it was best going forward. I mean knee feels good feel strong and I feel I feel better with that out there today where a step back badly. Just like soaked, at all it was all business at. I've tried to keep it business as usual. Honestly, but at the same time anytime I mean once you're back here from us piece of her son, who's a lot of excitement and today finally on the field going the defense and what that brings in team drills. And everything there's always more excitement. So, so there's that element. Obviously, maybe a little more for me. It's been awhile. But at the same time, I try to keep business as usual, and go completes passes. Go without engaged as well as point. In all scenes without what's the value in being out? You're not as probably training. I mean I love anytime. We can get on the field on the field together. Get start building that chemistry started talking through things with guys. So they see how I see vice versa. So anytime we can get out there. I love it. So missing some of that time last off season was a bummer. But at the same time, I wouldn't say it's then I'll be all, but it definitely is helpful, especially this year with a couple of new faces in there. So it's always helpful. And I think you'll see dividends come the fall. Show jack's. What if you learned about it? Runs routes that kind of thing, just personnel types, you so far. Great teammate comes in works hard. I'm in offset learned his pretty fast, pretty fast, pretty smooth runner. You know, people might say he's getting up there in age, but he's keeping so go. So I'm excited to just keep building that chemistry with him and both on the field off. He's a great teammate and I think we're into some special. Restrictions. Hold you back. If you such competitive, you ever have yourself back, kind of Stu plan, not too much to some extent. Yeah. I mean anytime like you said, as a competitor you wanna take up on do this do that. But at the same time you just Courson off feel really competent wear mats. And, and I feel like I've learned a lot through these processes to, to not be my worse enemy, and just kind of listen to advice throughout the way. And like I said, I feel good report or not. Interest of any mental hurdles that you have to clear. I mean you could say there is. But I feel like I've gone through them in a good light. You know I think there's everyone goes through differently. I think there's for some guys says tation when you go back on the field and it all depends on the injury. But for me, I'm always just thinking forward, thinking positively in feel good going forward enough being euro or what was it that got you there? And how hard was it the kind of accept that sometimes, I think back, I, I wouldn't necessarily been over the last few years, but it's just kind of how wired grown up and everything from North Dakota smaller school, all those things. Just wanna work work work and push push push. And there's times where you just need to maybe tone it down a little bit. And just listen. Some advice that people are giving you but it's been a good good process. Unless last few years, unfortunately going through this. But, but again, I feel really good where I'm at today. Receivers showed you JJ or else. You know, bigger guy, I'm excited, especially once we get the pads on him really uses frame, and uses body and think help us in the red zone and, and do a lot of things really well hard worker, Greg kid. So I'm excited with him and really all the guy's missus. It's always good to get back out here. And you see some new faces and just kind of guys you've never worked with, before that you can kind of start to, to coach up and get up to speed and see what they can do to help us team. This Washington as your relationship grow with especially now that you're wanting to I mean with being here ever since he got here. It's just a friendship first and foremost, we're so like minded off field. I always sent out the last few years with with him in we're all like minded, same values and beliefs, and everything. So we got along. So great just seeing him develop off. The field has been awesome. You know, he's putting a lot of hard work behind the scenes being that third Schreiner the last few years behind the scenes. He's working his tail off, and you've really seen it with his arm strength with his accuracy, and just understanding the playbook and then just his body. He's, he's come a long way. And he's quite athlete now. And it's been really cool to see development. Presponse not knowing that tire had reflect on big teammates of a bummer. But all of that guy, I'm using the unbelievable teammates. Unbelievable leader unbelievable person what he doesn't community. What he does on the field. I mean, I can't say enough good things about Chris, and the best in his family. We were talking other day, and you know, it's unfortunately won't be in this locker room necessarily. But, you know, we, we love that guy. We missed that guy. I wish the best shot. Offense. Cheers. It's hard to to really say right now we're finally getting going. But again, it's exciting just the dynamic that he can bring, I think it to whether it's catching balls each game or not. It will open up some things underneath and he'll be a huge addition to our team. Couple of new faces in the quarterback room when you guys to bring them into the fold on nothing abnormal, too great dudes Cody, and Clayton, they fit in great. And they're here ready to work. You know, and, and so, I think, really I think during the season training camps, really. When you really kind of started to bond, and you spend a lot of hours up in that film room together and everything. But right now I'm just trying to help get them up to speed coaches. They're doing a great job of that, too. And they're doing great so great. Dudes benefit team. Team. April with that, that the bone was fully healed, but also wasn't the, the biggest thing -sarily. Are you still in the same place and you need the bone to heal Notre to, to do the context? There's no limitations out there. So I'm out there doing team drills doing all that stuff, which seemed like it was a while for me. But now I feel really good going forward. Obviously them clear ready role. Wanted to yet. Yeah. I mean, I've been with, with whatever limitations had been progressing both lower body upper body in just trying to transform my body a little bit this off season. And it's been think I've seen a lot of development there for me, personally, I think that'll help going forward with staying healthy and longevity and everything. You're just looking at nutrition in different training, techniques and really kinda diving into to every aspect any advantage. I can find really went into this offseason just a getting healthy, but then be what, what can look like to stay healthy and. You know, just some things that not to get into any specifics. But that I definitely looked hard at this off season. The specifics on diet, maybe, maybe I'll write a book about it someday or something. But kidding. Just a little bit. You know, obviously guy like Tom and then just you see other athletes. They have their method. They find what's what works for them and nutrition and diet and sleep and all the big part of it. So for me, that's something I've really been looking at this off season two and I think you'll see you'll see benefits and hopefully at years career. I'm close. I'm close. And I don't really worry about, you know, as far as the way to feel like I'm healthy way, regardless of whether I fluctuate either way I feel good though. Feel good. I feel strong. I feel quick. And I think I you know, some of the things era pain on. Stomach yourself. Obviously you see other guys doing it. So I always was curious. But, you know, it's something that I definitely that after the season on. Mike. Okay. What, how can I just not just get housing get past this, but, but just be a healthier individual? Don't Ford for my career. And so I just dove into. Quarterbacks talked about flexibility, maybe more so than just strengthening getting bigger. Is that kind of party approaches? Definitely. Yeah. Again, I'm not gonna go into all specifics. But, but stretching this flexibility, there's a whole whole lot of things for training that maybe looked a little different for me now. But at the end of the day, my body feels strong feels good. And I think it will help the season. Any progress momentum here. Yeah. I mean I'm not gonna go into that is, as you would expect. But obviously just the idea, you know, I love the city. I love this organization. You know they've embraced me since I got here and so excited about what the future could hold. But at this time. In diving with start throwing. Today. Well, no, it's been. It's been a while. I've been out there throwing around in moving around quite a bit. I feel good felt good today. Obviously, Xs and os wise. Things were imperfectly first day, trying to build that chemistry with some of these guys and everything, but arm feel strong. I feel strong and I thought it was a productive day. We got build on it, but productive day. Keep talking about what that means junior foundation. Yeah. I'm excited about the the second charity softball game last year. A lot on, you know, the guys had a blast in the community showed up in support us in huge way. And. I'm excited about what this year could bring, you know, obviously, it helps raise money for some really good causes that we have off the field, but more. So it's just a fun kind of family community event, and you get to see some of these guys out of their elements swinging and missing 'Soft balls and just haven't blast some of the. Just being kids again. And so for, for the community just come out and support us, it's fun. And that'll be next Friday over at citizens Bank park. We're pretty excited about it should have another, another good one store here. I got coach. Some of these guys kind of handful, gotta make sure they're doing what they're told to do staying in line. So I'm gonna I'm gonna coach. You just talked about how. Physically more fit. So you obviously an wise yourself. We play few there things that you went back that said he's the Pacific areas than. Something you do every season, and I know after my rookie year, we talked a lot of third down. We talked a lot about red zone. You know, those are the things I know last year. Red zone third down. Big moments Layton games all those things just little place here in there that could have just changed outcome, ultimately in. So those are things I definitely take take along art. Look at and at the end of the day, that's just sometimes season goes, so, for me, it's some of that Xs knows a lot of physically just getting stronger feeling better in looking forward to staying healthy for for my career. With Nick foles off season will miss most about Nick knife, talk a little bit here and there and just miss his personality so laid back, so relaxed and I'm going to kind of wired a little differently. I'm kind of Taipei go, and he. So, so relaxed, I think it was a good good balance for me to see him and his attitude and also miss all the coffee that he made us. So he was pretty good baristas. Well, so definitely missing there. It's allowed him. Diet for sure. Hey, I'm Spencer hall. I'm Holly Anderson. I'm Ryan nanny. I'm Jason Kirk, and we're the hosts of the shutdown full cast of injures of college football podcast. It says in the script to riff on what that means and basically, what I mean, isn't soul. Spoiled. Every Tuesday we talk about everything cooking. Disasters to pro wrestling, too unfashionable pants worn middle school. We also do talk about college football every now and then, like mascot fights announcers, fleeing the early and unfashionable pants that coaches where now if you want to take college football, exactly a seriously, as it should be taken subscribe for free on apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. So that was Carson Wentz his press conference from Tuesday at organized team activities. Now, let's add some juice to this episode by taking a look back at what others outside of the normal BGN writing staff had to say about once his two thousand eighteen performance, and also what to expect in two thousand and nineteen first up in March my co host of the cubes go show. Mark Scofield had this to say about once I think there is a sense that he's underrated. Now at it partly stems from the fact that look what were we talking about? So many people had their minds focused and trained on that New Orleans gay people forgot about the way he actually played last season that one game has colored everybody's perception of two thousand eighteen campaign. Now with Mahomes now with Baker of every the Cleveland, has done, obviously, you could make a case of some other teams are loaded up as well. You're gonna get Garoppolo back with his weapons for him. Nobody's talking about this guy people talking more about Nick foles than they are Carson Wentz. People are, what once as sort of some pressure on or anything like that. But they're talking about the fact that he had a pretty good year. A great way to end the season even though look they lost that game that was his final game. And so, yeah, I think there's a sense sensiti, he is sort of underrated right now, and it's so weird how narratives form and I think, with weds there is always going to be this narrative that coming from an FC FCC school. He was not going to be good enough. Maybe we've seen now with injuries and they want a Super Bowl when he was streak close. Maybe he'll never be good enough. But at the same time, let's think back to how you started his career IB, the wet swag, went so Vanya. They were gangbusters out of the gate yet. The vice president of the United States, talk about him. And you know then they suffer through the yield traditional rookie stumbles and they finished seven nine but they were competitive down the stretch. They never quit. That's why I wanted to the two thousand seventeen season. When a lot of people were saying, look at how that year ended sixteen touchdowns. Fourteen picks. Knock it to be that good. I'm like, I'm cautiously optimistic what he is going to have a very good season. I was on an eagles podcast. And I said that what everybody else will say, look, he's a bust, and then he comes out and has an MVP type season till he gets hurt. Now, people are saying wasn't good enough. He's not gonna be good enough. Look at that saints game just saying I back to be cautiously optimistic about Carson Wentz yet, again, you can catch that full episode and discussion by clicking the link in the show notes throw that in there for you or you can also find the cubes go show number eighteen next up on fireside chats. Number nine back in late March. I spoke with Matt managerial who not only has experience working in the league. But he's also the director of football and research, for sports info solutions, which is a tremendous source of information when asked about wince mandatory and had some interesting information for us. It's hard to understand kind of a lot of the way things went down the, the key thing when we look through all these numbers is not a really big difference from twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen in fact in most of the field. He was better in twenty. Eighteen the red zone was a ridiculous outlier in a positive way. Twenty seventeen probably much lower than we can expect it to be going forward in twenty eighteen and we'll see something in between there in the future. In general, one thing that might have been frustrating about watching him this past year was that he didn't push the ball, down the field as much as he did in two thousand seventeen and also the ridiculous third-down numbers that he had in two thousand seventeen to see something at that level and expect that to recreate itself. That's tough. I think in the future there's nothing to be concerned with in terms of in terms of Carson Wentz and and what he's done it. You know, look at the injuries if the injuries hold up and they're not creating multiple issues going into the future statistically. When we look at it all the things that we think are more sticky the things that are more stable year to year. They seem to show that went his Wentz and all the things that really have a lot of noise in kind of go one way or another from one year to the next, those are the things that, that we're seeing the frustration put result from and I mean we've even get into. But if you look at like the defense that these guys have had. I mean, we don't talk about those stats if it's absolutely crazy, the amount of like quote, unquote, run support that these guys have had, and that's why quarterback wins and pitcher winds are not our favorite statistics just like Scofield and miniature have very high expectations for Wednesday coming into two thousand nineteen will he live up to them. And can he stay healthy are, of course, questions we can't answer right now? But if I were a betting man, I am I bet money on whence firmly placing himself back in the discussion of top young quarterbacks in the game. And I'm incredibly excited to watch him operate this season. A part of that is being healthy in the off season to be able to put together all the work and build the chemistry with teammates during this offseason process, it looks like he's fully recovered and able to do that this year part of that is also being in the right. Mental space as we noted on BG radio episode fifty three during this presser went seemed to be in a better place, mentally. Now he just gotta go out there and ball. So that's going to do it for this OT addition of at the podium. Hope you enjoyed it, and will catch you soon. For more hashtag content. Here at leading green nation. Gene.

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The Bryce Is Right

"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. These baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Friday March. First two thousand nineteen BUSTER only and filling in for Josh macrey this week as Josh's at the combine today gave a saying a game you dropped in on a really fun day because we have something great to talk about Bryce Harper signing with the Phillies. What'd you think? Well, as a dodger fan asked you this before we hopped on I wasn't sure whether we dodged a bullet, or whether I should be disappointed, and I got encouraging words, I guess. Yeah. I think we're fine. Like, they're a really good team there divisions, not very competitive. So I think they'll they'll be fine. I think the giants will be absolutely fine while losing out on Harper. Because I don't think anybody expects them to contend this year. But for the Phillies, boy, it's a big boost. And gave Kappler the Phillies manager talked about the Bryce Harper deal. And how he heard it came down. Obviously if the reports are true that we acquired Bryce Harper certainly franchise altering certainly season altering for the Phillies. We were we were great ball club coming into spring training without Bryce Harper. If the reports are true, we're gonna have to be we're going to be an even better ball club. With rice offer citizens Bank park is come tailor made for him to perform. So if the if the reports were true that Bryce Harper is now affiliate. We'd be. Really excited because of the damage you could do not ballpark gave talked about how the fans behind the Phillies dugout during Thursday's exhibition word telling the players about the tweets that were coming in the news that was breaking Bryce Harper thirteen year deal three hundred and thirty million dollars the most the largest contract ever given to any player in major league baseball history, Mark Teixeira, and they'll be analyst for ESPN was sportscenter with sage Steele and talked about how Harper fits in with the Phillies if he plays. Well, he's gonna fit in great. Because Bryce Harper's one of those blue collar guys, you know, he has the flashy hair. And you know, the big name and everything but deep down Bryce Harper is a baseball player. He plays hard. He plays the game the right way. And if he goes out there and produces stays healthy and the Phillies win the Phillies fans are going to love Bryce Harper. The flip side of that is Billy feigns could be the toughest in all of baseball. So if the team struggles advice Harper struggles that three. Hundred thirty million dollar contracts is going to hang over his head, and it could be difficult. Dan to share a talked about where the Phillies rank in the National League eastern. His is why they the Phillies are probably the the most improved team in twenty nineteen. You look at all those additions you had to David Robertson at the back end of the bullpen. But I still think the Phillies are probably the second best team this division right now. The Braves won it last year. Have a lot of good young players that are getting better. And I think the Phillies the big key for Philly is will their starting pitching get better. Because after Aaron Nola they had a few guys that just didn't have great season area than ever. Great season. Zack effluent can be huge for the Phillies. If those two guys step up Billy's right there. It water Peres gave his opinion Kevin Gandhi about where the Phillies rank well yesterday. I spent a lot of time with them in Clearwater, and I said from the gut go this looks like a second place into me. Then all of a sudden you get the news of Bryce Harper in this lineup. Listen, even if he has an average year he makes everybody around them that much better in the Phillies could come in and get one more reliever. I just believe they need one more reliever. This is a first place team right now, this is a nationally beast in the east because it is a nasty division predict. But I had them right now, probably at the top contending with a week left in the and anything can happen. And coming up, call Ravitch, and I will talk about whether or not the Phillies might spin off an add a kaikal or Craig kimbrel or maybe GIO Gonzalez intimate coaching was asked by reporters about the Harper deal. We're going to to just maybe make this team that much better and seems to be a threat and is going to be a soon be exciting for all of us. You know, everywhere we go. Here's Aaron Nola as pretty cool. Finally, you know. I think Lura good team before him. But. Now, he he he that addition to the team makes us even better. So, you know, we're glad glad to claim them. And I'll look at poor for him again here, Sal paolantonio. Philly guy talked to will Cain about the decision by Harper signed with the Phillies. Bottom line is. This the Phillies had to do this deal. They were back into a public relations corner. They had to get out of it. First of all when John Middleton said, they was prepared to spend stupid money that has been a headline and on and tape loop on ninety seven five the fanatic or ESPN affiliate in Philadelphia where people have called in and said, let's let's spend stupid money Machado Harper. Where's the stupid, buddy? And then when it became clear that the dodgers and giants may sweep Parker off his feet. There wasn't revolt in town. Just in the last twenty four hours people were angry. How can a big market town like Philadelphia get outbid long term? And I think the Phillies respond to that. Let's get to it. It's the Rabbie train with Carl ravage. Ravitch? Of course, the host the baseball tonight play by play man for USPS in on basketball and baseball and Carl we know Phillies fans are excited by this news. I read this morning the Phillies sold about one hundred thousand tickets in the hours after the news of this broke their fired up. We heard from Gabe Kappler about how he heard about the signing from the fan sitting behind the Phillies dugout yesterday. And I gotta believe that on his drive back home last night. He probably was musing about the possible Phillies lineup, and we'll start with that just have some fun with this. If you're sitting and Gabe Kaplan shoes, how you start off the Phillies lineup because I got an imac cutch leading off like a gene cigar hitting second. I got Bryce Harper hidden third. I got Hoskins rail Mutya what about you? Wow. There's so many different ways to go with them. I probably have mccutchen down the down the line up a little bit to me. The the most important part is going to be the fact that there's a left-hander in Harper in that lineup. Yes. And you know, I think they've missed that. I think the idea that Machado might go. There gives them you know, that that that handed bat that they needed rethought benefits from this girl benefits from this greatly. Obviously, you know, if you look at the Philadelphia Inquirer today and all the things that they've done. I think the lineup is one thing. But I remember being with Terry Francona when he had what felt like the greatest lineup of all time. I forget Crawford on that team. He had had Hanley Ramirez in his prime on that team. He had I think Manny was or tease the point was that. He he had so many different iterations of a lineup and it didn't work out that season that the lineup is less important. Me than what than what? Harper brings to that team. And then that passion, I think we've all seen Philadelphia when it's been one of these places that was the must address in the summer for major league baseball in the northeast, including New York, including Boston Philadelphia was the place to go that gave copper probably will go through sixty lineups as long as Harper is healthy. And in the middle of it with Hoskins in cigarroa, and somewhere is the cutting. They they are the team to be in the National League east. And look I think, you know, and I'm sure we'll get into this. The idea that Bryce Harper took a huge long term deal with no outs. And all the things that there's not a huge surprise in that to me. But for lineups whether it's Kutcher Cesar Hernandez leading off or oatmeal, Herrera figured out. How to get on base? You know, you need some speed ahead of those guys but soon girl Harper resource coons, it's. Gosh, it's pretty good. I'm sure that the pitchers in Washington or looking forward to facing it pictures in New York are looking forward to facing that lineup. It's a darn good light on that. It's a terrific lineup. And it's a great addition for the Phillies and then just to follow up. Once you set any. Let's I feel like let's keep our eye on the ball here in terms of, you know, the reasons behind the contract or not contract, and, you know, narrative about well, it's family, and he wants to stay there took the biggest contract offer. And you know, what that's great, right? You know, the it's tremendous he took the biggest deal. But again, I think we had this conversation last week. This is the idea that baseball fans somehow feel as if they have a right to dictate the terms of the contract that a player accepts is blasphemy. I don't know any athlete who gets involved with any other professions salary structure, and whether that person should take a job or not. And yet is sports. It feels like the fan has you know, has a right to Joe JR. Whether it was a good deal. Why why why do they care whether Bryce Harper takes three hundred thirty million or Aaron Nola takes forty three. The you want him on your team. Great. Then you got him. Who cares when he gets paid? You. Don't want him on your team you're upset but he's on your team. Not that he took this amount of money or didn't take that he could have gotten more of an average annual value. But I I don't get caught up in that this is that individuals. Right. And that it seems decision. It's his. Perogatives if he has any family, it's their prerogative. It's not the perogatives of the baseball fan to go out and say, at least in my opinion. And again, I understand sports. I've been around forever. I get that they that. They all have opinions, but it's never been my lane to warriors or judge. What an athlete takes. I think you know, for me the example of of a player who has the opportunity to be traded to contender late in the season and decide I don't wanna do that. Well, then then that person is telling me they don't want to be involved in a race. They don't want to deal with the pressure. They don't wanna leave or particular city again their prerogative if you're a fan of that team. That's okay for you to be upset about it. But that's their choice. Their prerogative there. Right. Not yours. Never begrudge an athlete who takes four hundred million or four million, you know, and that's that. That's a bigger part of this entire offseason for me. Yeah. I I would agree with you on that. Look, I remember when Mike Hampton signed with the Colorado Rockies, and he told reporters now any mentioned to him. Now, this is about the school system. And you're like, no, it's fine. It was about money. That's okay. Right. And Bryce Harper here. Bluster. It might be a there look to me in Harper's case. And I know people have been like family that's garbage. That's the s but he was getting more money than me you Bryce, his family the entire state offensive area will ever need to survive from anywhere. The money was was was sort of a push factor. Yes. He took the most. But when you start parsing out three hundred thirty versus three hundred twelve versus four years at one hundred sixty eight million. I'm sorry. I don't focus on that particular number. And because it was a little ir them that. That's why he went there. He's getting his money, regardless of of the team that spitting on him. He's getting more money than he will ever need that you then go to your next your next part of that discussion within your home's walls. Okay. What's important to us? 'cause look we're going to be richer than rich. We have more money where do we want? To be as a geographic. Where do we want to play? What type of hostels do they have what's the school system? And then again, those conversations go in directions that you and I have no idea. But look the money is given. Now, you get into these other factors and for some people. It's it's weather in San Diego for some people. It's I wanna be in the northeast. I wanna be in a market where they are. Absolutely crazy about sports. I love that stuff. I wanna be I wanna be Philadelphia Flyers fan every time they play except when Las Vegas shows up. Like there were so many things that go into it beyond the money to me because the money's a given. That's happening. So now, we get into quality of life and all that stuff. And I do think all else being equal with money or close to equal those factors. Become a big deal. They could be. Although I do think that I mean, given the structure of the contract the thirteen years, and again, I I mean, I I'm totally with you. I think whatever Bryce wants to do is. Absolutely what Brice wants to do. I just don't want to hear the spin of. It's this or it's that now that's fine. You got the biggest contract, and that's great and you move on. And I will. Buster thirteen years amount of money within two years, you know, th that could easily within within a month. If the angel said, you know what? Now, we know. All right, Mike, trout, four hundred million for thirteen years. Like, if they were to me, if they were that interested in always being that did you that number then you would take the shorter deal because your your ego says no after four years, I know there's going to be guys making more. I'm going to redo this. I always wanna be making the most for today that amount of money. Three thirty is the biggest my guess is given what we know about. Mike trout. Mookie Betts, pending free agency. That's not gonna last. So he's not gonna that's that's only four today. That's not gonna last. And if you're truly interested in always being that guy, you take a much shorter deal. Yeah. And well, anyway, so let's let's let's just move on from that. You know what? So what you mentioned about what he brings to the Phillies. What do you think he brings to the Phillies? I think he brings. I think he brings a fire. I think he brings it competitiveness. There were several things that I as a sports fan who covers baseball love about this. I love that. He's playing the nationals all the time. I love that. He's in the northeast. I love that. He's in a hugely passionate sports area in Philadelphia. I love the the sort of age and fire and fight and anger and joy. I I liked the emotion of that guy. And I think that there is a clear outward distinction between those aspects of Bryce Harper and the more subdued though, no less. Passionate Mike trout, and I think that type of attitude and bravado and brashness is what I think chase subtly the Phillies with John Kruk, they plead with that sort of gosh, you're they come. It's like the Miami football team back when Jimmy Johnson was the football coach there they got off the airplane. You knew you were in for a lousy experience. This is gonna be a fair for the next three days. And I think they've I think they've missed that. And I think he brings that. And I think that's what feel Adelphia to me represents as a kid growing up into England when the Sixers rolls into town with with Julius Erving and Andrew Tony and Bobby Jones and the eagles rolled into town and affiliates when they were great and the broad street bullies like that's what Philadelphia is. And I think I've said to you on the on this podcast before having sat with him for. For a full day's shooting a commercial with him. I sense that he wanted to be in a city like that doesn't mean it's exclusive to Philadelphia. But I think he has the ability to really represent what I have in my head as the Philadelphia sports city. And I also recognize over thirteen years. My God they're going to go up and down rebuild that's happening. But let's not lose sight of that. You're not going to go on a thirteen year run like the Braves of the nineties. I don't think I think that's impossible these days. Yeah. And earlier this week we saw Troy till Lewinsky play against the Blue Jays in the first game and he hits home run. And he's streaming at the blue Jay dugout around the bases. And and you had to believe that the coaches in that Doug were like what we weren't even around. But this is Troy Lewinsky going into a new place new situation with fire and getting a chance to turn the page and move on. And I was going to ask you about that the last couple years, and I look I was. There for the first time that that first weekend. When Bryce face the Phillies and Cole hamels hit him on purpose. It was a welcome to the big leagues moment in Bryce takes third on a single. And then he steals home plate on a pickoff throw to first base, and he comes firing into the nationals dugout it aids. Nineteen screaming being fired up the last couple of years with the nationals have felt stale in that regard. I think this gives Bryce great opportunities to reenergize. What do you think? I completely agree. One hundred percent. And it's not for a I don't I don't imagine. That rice Harper has any ill will towards the nationals given the way that they took care of him. Given what they allegedly were offering him. If this is not a question of aid didn't want me they decided not to re sign me. They alienated me but a hundred percent being being in Washington. Several times for games there that there was that is exactly the right word kind of stale nature. To the entire process. It just felt like the air had come out of the balloon, and look this may benefit in some odd way the nationals you're turning the page on the Bryce Harper era. Yes as half a they have a fantastic team there. And look, you know, he he as much energy as he creates. He has the ability to also suck energy out of the room. And if he's not going, well, and you need your energy source to to provide that if he's only providing it, and there's not enough other guys around him providing it what he's not doing. Well, well, the team is flat. I I'd look the nationals could easily win that division. They're great. And they may go in there. Now as we've seen before and say, you know, what let's show we are way bigger as the some of our parts than we were with the superstar Bryce Harper. Let's let's show everybody. So I think this could work out in an odd way for them to. Yes. Somebody told me last night from another team said boy, if you're the Mets and your Brodie van wagon, and you're seeing this going oh boy. Because they have talked all winter about you know, making their team better. And now everybody else's loaded up to and so it'll be an absolutely tremendous race. Let's look at some of the Domino's that could come out of this with the rest of free agency. There was a perception. I you know, within among teams that I spoke with that. If the Phillies didn't sign Bryce Harper that they would spin off maybe focus on a Dallas. Kyko maybe focus on Craig kimbrel. But now they have hand they certainly have the money. I think left if they choose to if and we've seen this happened with Scott Boras clients before where one guy signs, and then another guy piggybacks off of that, maybe Dallas calico winds up there. Maybe GIO Gonzalez. Another voice. Client winds have taken that spot. I think it does raise an open question. What's next for Craig kimbrel? And I talked valuated this morning who were telling me, maybe the nationals, you know, maybe the Braves although the Braves would have to give up a really high draft pick. And at this point that's becoming a factor for team like the. As for the nationals who've already signed Patrick Corbin. Not as much of a factor. What do you see those other guys? Now now that the big dogs off the board. Yeah. I would say my first thought was one of those guys probably kaikal. I agree with the way that that you described the Boris sort of operation is that you know, what you're gonna get Harper. You're giving them all that money. But I'm I'm telling you we're gonna we're going to minimize the average annual value. So you can go get Tyco. And I know I know that you guys want him. I know you want kimbrel. Let's make let's in a sense becoming part of the the team even though he operates this an independent agent for everybody to keep he does sell. You know, the value of the franchise and the attractiveness of playing with Harper. It wouldn't shock me at one of those two guys where GO or somebody ends up on the Phillies. Like, can you imagine like we just hammered the industry, and you know, what there's a little side of life. Let's just drive another hammer into it because that's the game of thrones division. I mean, they they all exception of the Marlins have a particular weapon. Like you do in game of thrones. You know, whether whether you have a dragon or you're the white walkers or you have John snow, and there there are people that know the show it's like each army has weapon. Well, the nationals have weapons the Mets have weapons the Braves have weapons, and I thought that in light of that the Phillies get somebody else. And now, I'm thinking, okay. Who in that division has done a lot? And it's really been the nuts, and the mess that the Braves have not. And if the Braves I think if they're sincere in their desire to compete this year that they're the ones that have to go get a kimbrel or Kyko because that's you've got to combat the moves that the others have done. I know how good your young pitching is a little worried about maybe. And what may be? An injury to that arm. I hope it's not. But to me that's the team that the next the next move has to be made by if we continue to build up our own arsenals within the division, and it feels like Alex's topless. Took over general manager there about fifteen months ago has been keeping the big picture in mind. I I think he probably less than some of the other teams to be willing to give up a draft pick to sign at kimbrel. So it'll be interesting to see which way that goes harpers than an interesting situation now because shoot his first game with the Phillies is going to be what and less than four weeks. And I talked to folks last night about what's in front of him in this exceleron spring training. And when I got back was look if it was a pitcher like Jake Arrieta last spring like a Lance Lynn nice spring. You might have more concern. But you know, he's he's going to take physical today. They'll have the press conference on Saturday. He'll take lie BP on Saturday live EP on on Sunday and Monday and then Tuesday in Clearwater. He can. Make his debut for the Phillies. Get a couple of at bats it within a couple of weeks. They say he's going to be good. The the question in the real pressure comes from a lot of the outside stuff idiots like me, Bryce, af some time in the Phillies will protect him to a degree from folks like myself, it'll be the marketing people, it'll be, you know, ownership wanting him to be in a room to shake hands with sponsors. He's going to have a lot on his plate as the face of the franchise moving forward. What do you think he is the first point? I have euro concern about Harper when it comes to getting ready for the season. We we all know that by I'd say bye week three of spring training. Every single player is saying it's already too long. So he'll. That that he'll be ready for the opener. I think in Washington, obviously, we saw him with the home run derby. And the demands that were on him. I get that the homerun derby is an exhibition and there's no pressure involved. And yet he he he wore that like it was an and I remember that night so vividly, and I said to myself that this was the walk off moment in Washington, he won this. He was wearing the red white and blue it did with his dad. He did it in front of the fans, and I said to myself, that's it. He he's now walking off for Washington. He reminding everybody how great he is. And how how he can rise to be -cation. And all that joy and passionate enthusiasm was also if you remember, and I know you were there, you know, when you host the all star game you become the defacto individual host. He. He had a play that role in Washington he had to carry the homerun derby, he won the homerun derby those distractions. I think he has learned how to deal with. I think and I know the Phillies are very sensitive to it. Scott forests is very sensitive to it that he's experienced all that for his entire basically since he started to become a well known figure in baseball. Which was when he was in his early teams. He's at least sensitive and understands how that stuff goes that I'm I'm not overly concerned about either one of those things the only thing I think I would be looking at is. He's on the the self pressured to carry a team, and hopefully he recognizes and I'm sure he will you don't have to you got Hoskins and you've got Andrew mccutchen. Great move out of Phillies to bring a veteran guy like the cut you in for this type of thing for Harper. He'll help Bryce Harper a lot Bill of sure talk. We all know what a great guy. Teammate, the cut you can be on the surface, the initial move to mccutchen didn't look to me as great as it. Looks today. Yeah. I mean, you're right in terms of being a teammate. And also, he's a natural. I think fit for leadoff. We'll see where he winds up hitting. It. Am to have guys on base in front of Bryce before you go Carl. I want to ask you about this. I wanted to give shout out how about our program department. How about Rick Mace who's in charge of picking games that first Sunday night game? He bet that the Phillies would wind up with either Machado or Harper. We have months Sunday night that first weekend pretty fired up about that. I know he is how quickly did he checks you after that? Because I texted him right away. Not only do we have in Sunday night. But I believe it's me Tim at word o or me Yossi, and Tim we have him. We have the Phillies five times in six weeks five times in six weeks. So we have often, and I know on a very selfish level. I was delighted to see him end up in Philadelphia. He makes that that game very exciting. And boy when you start playing NFL games or cardinals or cubs while that is that is so exciting. I I love it. And again, I'm not suggesting it's gonna work for thirteen years. But boy, it's good stuff. It's a great story. Yeah. Thirty seconds on this. I wish I touched Senator early. But I don't think it's a big deal for the dodgers giants. I think the dodgers it's a lot of depth them. They'll overcome that. And on the giants. I don't really think it's a big deal because I think Bryce would have been added is is like a business deal not necessarily to win this year. But to give the fence somebody to watch as the team goes through its trans. I agree with you one hundred percent. I think he could I think he makes every team better. But I do think that the dodgers are still as as much favorite. As the Phillies are to win the National League pennant. All right, Carl thanks for doing this. You've got. It's time for some inside heat on baseball tonight. Scott Lauber covers the Philadelphia Phillies for the Philadelphia Inquirer. And scott. You must have been relieved. When you finally saw the decision come down. Tell me sort of how the news broken in the in the press box where you were wherever you were in the reaction that you heard immediately afterward. Yeah relief is a good word for it. Another good word is that after one hundred eighteen days of this. I was able to sleep with both eyes closed last night not worrying about what that's gonna light up in the middle of the night. I it's interesting because when when word began to leak out that that they were in agreement. It was it was like the fifth inning of a game in Clearwater. And you know, so Gabe Kappler's in the dugout and or sitting right outside the dugout and the team is on the field. That was actually a split squad yesterday. So half of the group is in Dunedin, which is the town right next door to clear water. And so they were pretty spread out as a team yesterday. And so obviously everyone. Starts to scramble around and try to confirm the news and get details of numbers and opt-outs. And and any other ins and outs that might be part of the deal. And you know at the end of the game they come off the field. And of course, it's an agreement. And which means that they're still a physical to be passed. And it's still has to be signed and sealed. And so every single thing that gave Kappler said after the game was prefaced with if the reports are true. And of course, we know that the reports are true. I mean, we've all done our homework at that point. We've we've we've we feel like we've got the story down. So the it was kind of funny. I mean, you could sort of talk about it. But not talk about it. And and that was sort of the the atmosphere here yesterday, obviously, the organization is incredibly excited about adding a player like this. They've been after Bryce Harper and or Manny Machado now for years. I mean when they began their rebuild back in two thousand fifteen they did so with an eye on this off season. Because of these two star players and John Middleton, the owner of the Philly's kind of made it his his mission to get one of them. And I said all along, and I felt this way really from the start of the off season that the owner wasn't going to be denied on this that that he had a lot of money to spend. And he was going to spend it told everyone he was going to spend money this off season you end up spending almost half a billion dollars this offseason, including the Harper deal. And and did what he said he was gonna do. So, you know, for me all signs pointed to them getting this done all along because they had the most money and incredible motivation to do it, and it took I'm sure a lot longer than they thought it would. But they got it done. And when you and I talk last week, I think it was last week. We talked about how it felt like that. If the Phillies get him. It was going to have to be a case where the owner got emotional and grabbed the steering wheel. And it seems like that's exactly what happened because I think if you look at the analytics of it, it's clear from some of the offers of the other teams know the dodgers not willing to go as far the analytic say that a super long term deal. Like this a lot of time doesn't pay off. So you need the owner to grab the steering wheel in order for it to happen. What do you think? Yeah. Exactly BUSTER, look you cover the Yankees for a long time, and you covered George Steinbrenner. And it was a very Steinbrenner Rian thing for John Middleton to do last Friday when he got on his private jet flew across the country to Las Vegas with his wife. Matt Clinton was not on that flight Andy macphail to my knowledge is on that flight. It was I believe a Middleton only mission, and they went to Vegas to have dinner with price Harper and his family and and try to sell them finally. Philadelphia. And why it made sense for them to come here? I, you know, for an owner to do that, you know, obviously, he's incredibly emotionally invested in wanting to get this particular player. And you know, it's it's no coincidence either that his trip to his last trip to Las Vegas to. Woo Bryce Harper came. I think two or three days after many Machado signed with the Padres. It was clear to me at least that this owner like I said wasn't going to be denied on this player and all the talk in the in the past few days about Harper wanting to stay on the west coast, and maybe, you know, playing California and stay at home. I think the end of the day. It was all about the longest deal for the most money to come to a place that look he's not a stranger to Philadelphia. He's played their, you know, nine times or ten times every year for the past six years. He knows the city. I think he understands the passion that the city has for sports, and what it's like on the east coast and in the northeast, Washington's not all. Far away. So I, you know, I don't think he's walking into this with his eyes closed. I think he understands what it's all about. I'm sure that John Middleton told them what the city is like when the team is good. You know, that to me was an interesting aspect of this is that you're talking about a player in Bryce Harper who made his debut in twenty twelve phillys haven't been in the playoffs since twenty eleven. He's used to coming into photo and really kicking their butts. And and not knowing what it's like when that ballpark is full and packed and the team is good. And I think that they were probably trying to get him to imagine. What that's like what it was like back in two thousand eight nine ten eleven and you know, I think ultimately, you know, they put up the most money, and they gave him the most years, and and sold them on on this being the place to go. So for all that talk about the west coast and an opt outs and whatnot. I think it was an emotional owner who went in there and said, here's why you gotta come to our our place. Here's my offer. And and he made the best offer. And he wasn't going to be denied. And I got to tell you. I kinda roll to the narrative of well. It's about family, and you know, and there were no opt-outs because he wanted to say oh stop. It's about getting the biggest contract ever. It's about getting a ton of money. And that's great. Then it's totally as prerogative that. I I I mean, it's it's pretty simple. I feel like is that you know, he Scott Boris of you know, work through this. And this was what they wanted in the end the biggest contract for any player ever in major league baseball history, which you think no doubt about it. No doubt about it. And look what industry where where people work for a living and get paid. What what industry would would somebody would somebody not make that same decision? I mean, if it's about family, it's it's about family because it's about getting the most money to set up generations of your families. You know, that that's the that's the part that sets you know, that if you wanna make it about family. But no, I think that you're right. I mean, and I think any of us in the same situation would probably do the same thing. We would look at the two or three or four. Offers in front of us. And we would we would go with the one. That was the biggest there's no no shame at all in that. And look I mean in none at all. So I completely agree with you. Yeah. I and we've seen other players do this at the top of the market. And I think that there is there is a sense of responsibility. Among those players CCC Tabatha in a when he was a free agent after two thousand eight he wanted to play in California. He would've loved to play for the dodgers would love to play for the angels. They offered the angels offered one hundred million dollars the Yankees knowing that he had to basically be coaxed away from that offered him one sixty one CC it at the top of the market set. You know, he took that deal with an opt out in the middle of despite his reservations about going in New York, the in part because I think he knew a you take the most money if you're at the top of the market and be there's responsibility other players. I felt like David price did the same thing had gone to the Red Sox. You know? Yeah. Oriented his free agency that you know. Hey, maybe in a in a perfect world. We would have loved to play in Saint Louis or whoever the cubs or some other team. He took the most money. There's no shame in it. It's it what happens especially for those big dogs. We see it all the time BUSTER, and you know, I mean, I covered the Red Sox for eight years before I came back to elsia about proper that that David price negotiation. And and yeah, I mean, you know, everyone said he wants to go to Saint Louis you'd prefer St Louis. Well, the Red Sox offer them two hundred and seventeen million dollars, which was the most money ever given overall value to a pitcher. So he wasn't gonna turn that down. No matter what he thought of Boston or wanting to go there. And especially you know, I was telling people this, you know, it feels like for weeks. Now, I've been saying this that, you know, especially in the climate that we're in where there's quite a bit of tension between the owners and the players can you imagine the outcry from the union if Bryce Harper had taken half of this deal to go to Los Angeles. You know, if you've taken, you know, one hundred sixty million over. You know, you know, over five years or something like that for, you know, a, you know, they would have said, well, it's a higher as v, but nevertheless, he took quite a bit less money. And I think the union wasn't gonna take kindly to a player price. Harper's stature in this climate with with with players talking about how salaries are down, and and you know, and potential labor strife on the way in a couple of years. The union was not gonna take kindly to a player of Harper stats or signing for less than the than the most overall money that you can get and tip of the captain Brice forgetting that deal. He went through, you know, six plus years in the big leagues he earned his service time, he got on the open market, and he got a great contract before you go. When ask you about the Phillies now move forward. You know, there had been an expectation that if the dodgers are the giants signed Harper that they would spin off and maybe use that money for someone like a Dallas kaikal or like Craig kimbrel. They certainly have the payroll flexibility on the long-term flexibility to go and make more moves this winter we've seen. Situations in which you have these Scott Boras clients piggyback off of one deal when a major frigid signs with the team. Sometimes another guy's follows Keiko's represented by Boris GIO. Kazaa is represented by Boris Craig kimbrel. Still unsigned you think to Phillies are done for the winter. You think they wanted to pointing one of landing one of those three. You know, it's interesting is as total serendipity would have it. I was just actually going through their payroll numbers right before I came on with you. And you know, if my math is right? And I've never been accused of being a math major or anything like that. My math is right. I think they're CBT number as it stands right now. After Harper is one is about one eighty seven hundred eighty seven million which is still comfortably under the the threshold. So they have you're right. They have the ability now to add a kaikal or kimbrel. I just haven't gotten the sense that they that. They're all that motivated to do that. I'm somebody who believes that. They are still a pitcher short and Dallas Kyko would help this team. I think, but the sense I've gotten is that when you know, they they went hard after Patrick Corbin got outdid by the national. They made an attempt to J half who went back to the keys once those two pitchers came off the board. I my sense was that they they didn't see anybody else on the free agent. Market at least who really excited them. And that includes kaikal NGO Gonzales who they viewed as a guy would be a substantial upgrades over what they have right now at the back of their rotation. So I just haven't gotten that feeling at least with kaikal that the Phillies wanna go there because they just don't view them as as an upgrade. Now, if if Dallas kaikal turns around and says he's willing to sign a one year deal, maybe it changes their thinking, and they say sure for one year, you know, we'll add that pitcher, you know, he can help us for one year. But I don't think they want to be involved with Dallas Tyco for longer than that Kimbrell is interesting too. Because I think they feel kinda similarly on kimbrel. If it's short term way way shorter than what Kimball was looking for when the off season started. I could see them being interested anything more than a year. Maybe two I think they'll pass because I think they really liked their bullpen. They added David Robertson too. Group that wasn't. That was pretty good last year strengthening Dominguez back Hector narratives back. I mean, they've got a lot of good right handed pitchers who can pitch late in the game at the back of that bullpen, and we know gave tap is not a fan of the conventional closer Craig kimbrel from the moment. He stepped onto the field in the minor leagues. It's been conventional ninth inning closer. So he doesn't really fit. But if it was one year, I could see them saying sure he could make a good bullpen a monster bullpen if it's only for one year and a short commitment. They do have the ability to do it. They have freedom to do it. They have the money to do it. And if the terms are, right. I could see them jumping in. I just you know, anything more than a year on both of those guys. I think they'll probably take a pass. Yeah. Which is why I still wonder if because they spent they spent on the big ticket item on Harper. If GO winds are making some sense, and somebody's, you know, certainly the organization's very familiar with since he was, you know, with them early in his career, Scott, thanks for doing this. You bet boss journey times jumping into the numbers. Evaluating millions of leases data in league. The Cincinnati by do hundred vines fine Lert, Liz on. This is hembo knows and Hanbo cars. Paul indicates who we knew we had to get on today because it involved a Philly guy and involved Bryce Harper. And hembo, I know you've been digging into some of your notes, let's start with this. Okay. You know, I tweeted out in early February that if they get got Harper that got rail Mutoko done, then I could see top five in their line of being mccutchen one cigarette to Harper three Hoskins for real mutual batting five man, Bryce, Harper Reese, Hoskins back to back that can do. They those guys can do some serious damage. No question. Bryce, Harper's five sixty four career slugging. It citizens Bank park BUSTER ranks first among seventy-one players with at least two hundred plate appearances there, rethought Skains who will likely hit directly behind Harper in the batting order. He drinks second on that list at five sixty two and those two will look to hunt. Some fastballs next season among all qualified nationally hitters last season BUSTER, Hoskins and Harper ranked first and second respectively. In slugging against the fastball. And I'm not talking about ninety or ninety one. I'm talking cheese. Among all qualified hitters last season. They ranked second and third in home run rate on pitches. Throw ninety six mile per hour or faster. These guys are gonna mash now, I know some stats analysts hate the word feared. But that word was into note that you sent to me about Mr. Harper, and it has that's the back up Bryce Harper is among the most feared hitters in baseball since two thousand fifteen bus there. He has seen the lowest percentage of pitches inside the strike zone. Among active players that just forty two percent. He also ranks second in walk rate at seventeen percent and third in intentional walks with sixty two during that time among all hitters in the game. Not named might trout in my judgment pitchers. You who has the most feared hitter. And you made a really good point earlier this week with the implementation of the designated hitter in the National League lightly coming down the pike. These are old man skills. These are things that are going to hold up during his mid to late thirties. If it get that far with this guy, I think that bodes really well moving forward. So how do you think he'll do early on? Because as I wrote a piece. ESPN dot com. This morning as we talked about with Carl Ravitch, boy, he's gonna have pressure on him a lot of outside forces. As he tries to get himself ready for the start of the season. Those spring training is already underway and he's behind a tad. Bruce. Harper's should hit the ground running. Once the regular season begins harpoons the fourth best. Oh PS. Among all players in majorly history in March and April Babe, Ruth, Ted Williams and Barry Bonds of the only ones had him on that list. I mean, those are video game numbers BUSTER. Yeah. One hundred percent. So it'll be interesting to see what happens in man. Their games are going to be must watch hembo. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for coming in BUSTER the question for Philadelphia. This year is not what we have a parade. It's how many parades. Will we have? Oh, my. By the way, when I heard this yesterday because they sit on radio about a year and a half ago that you know, I bet the family farm back in Vermont that they would have to get Harper Machado. I was quite relieved when word came down yesterday. We've lost that more times than you know. No, I told I bet it wants greenie except he didn't take the bet. So I'm I'm still hanging onto it really has no interest in a farm, as you know, let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the duck inside the other nesting does he has plenty of time to think could Saturday she has no brain, however, winning in the most nesting dole, his the geiko not only saves people money, but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to Geico is a no brainer in a most nesting Dollond a lot in life. Does ally with Sunday night. Baseball's. Jessica mendoza. Jessica will have her first broadcast on the sixth of March. We are actually a broadcasting Red Sox games back to back down from Fort Myers. Where I am today. Jesse's in her home in California and just it'll be fun. You know did to get cranked up get started but doing broad game broadcasts, not the only thing you, do you spend some time this winter working on an interesting piece on Clayton Kershaw. Tell us about that. Eight I got spend some time with the kershaw's with Clayton and his home, you know, with season training was kid kind of running in and out of his home ZIM kinda get offensive Clayton, you know in the off season. And and then we took a trip down to the Dominican Republic, which was you know, an this peaceful air before opening day. So we'll get into it a little bit more then, but it was a pretty emotional trip. We were working with the international Justice mission and basically to create more awareness and learn more about child sex trafficking. The kershaw's are very passionate. And as you know BUSTER mean him, and Ellen do all kinds of work. Whether it's an Africa the Dominican or even in Dallas in LA with with their foundation Kershaw challenge. But this is something like a whole 'nother level we we went undercover. We went down the red light district there. We did all kinds of research learned a lot. Not a lot that you can't race. It was it was intense and to do that with a person and player like Clayton and kind of have this very emotional trip. Was was incredible. How did this become important for them? Basically the learned about it through Adam Roach and had kind of really I think both of them, obviously. Now having to children and realizing how big of a problem this was and I think like myself, I mean, you know, the child sex trafficking exists, but it seems something so distant so far away something in movies. You know, it just doesn't seem like something. That's that's here and not only is it rampant in the United States. But when you go to places like the Dominican you're seeing you know, how Americans are utilizing the opportunity to go down there to be able to get what they need and how much the government is is not working with people to try to stop it. So when you have someone like Clayton Kershaw who met with the present. Of the Dominican while we were there to adamantly say this needs to be stopped. And he he signed a petition. I mean, it was it was there was stuff. That literally got changed. Why we were there because Clayton was so passionate about it. Obviously a lot of this is driven with his wife Ellen, but both of them being able to be that presence and honestly make change. And they did I mean while we were there we saw I mean, they're government. Take put in the action so much more to be able to now go after the people who are in charge of a lot of the child sex trafficking. It's interesting because a lot of players when they get into this thirties, and is starting to think about retirement, some of those guys I kind of get worried about a little bit, and it was clean. I was feel like that is baseball careers a precursor to the other stuff that he's going to do in his life. Right. It feels like this is someone who's always going to be, you know, with such drive to help people yet, you know. Funny vaster because that was one of my questions for him. And I hope this makes the piece just because it was so genuine and soak Clayton, I you know, I asked them. All right. So when you're retired. You're all done like what what's Clayton Kershaw like job and their home? I it's so interesting because it, you know, and you've seen it it, it it I expected this gated communities some gigantic mansion, you know, just this whole thing and he lives right across the street from an elementary school literally right across the street. And he's like, you know, every day, I see the crosswalk person with our best on and they're taking these little like seven eight nine year old and helping them across the street. And it was like I wanna do that. And he's like, I, you know, he's like, obviously, you're right. He'll be involved in numerous charities helping people. That's that's their mission. That's who they are. They're they're a very giving family, but I can also see clean just being that normal like, which is happens to be your hall of fame pitcher Clayton Kershaw walking around some thirty who by the way, probably no idea who he is because they're nine and eight and they're just you know, kids, and he's walking them across the street with his giant fluorescent best on. I remember I went and did spend some time Clayton down in. He grew up in the Dallas area when he was in the off season, he's going through his workouts. And I just having done a number of those types of stories you thinking, okay, here comes the entourage. Right. The agent will be there. The PR person will be there. The personal trainer who works with him playing cats and the personal trainer who is goes for weights with him. And maybe somebody with a car service to drive him and no Clayton drives up to the his old high school, and he was given a key by the folks there, and he's going through his throwing regimen by himself, and he's going through his workouts completely by himself. There's no driver. There's no entourage. No anything. He's always been so self motivated. I think so self contained and I suspect you get a feel for that. And being around him during his workouts? I couldn't believe. Okay. First of all, you pointed that out to me. So that was something. I I went and worked out or Washington without I should say. So it wasn't necessarily working out with him. And he's in there doing I mean, some of the stuff he's doing and they get like pro athletes like, you know, it's it's not easy work, all the all the different movements. But as an athlete myself watching him go through some of this, and I'm like, you have the piece to be able to have someone near to help. Like just come on. Let's go, you know, just and then giving him over different things, and he liked why would I ever do that? Like if you don't have motivation to do this can play the major league level. Like, I'm like, you do realize your like one of the only people that does us though. Right. And he like, yeah, he's like, but in his mind, it just seems so confusing. Everyone wouldn't be that way. But what stood out to me? The most was actually like we found out. Okay. We're going to actually fly with the Kershaw down the minute. Can't wait. We get like a private plane is gonna be awesome. Like, I'm so excited. It'll be such an easier way to get the Senate. Mingo not only will we claimed commercial. But like he's been coach in the back of the plane in a middle city. You're kidding. I mean, I know and I was like cleaning like I get. Okay, fine. No private jet. Like, okay. I could see, you know. But like not even first class, and he's like, why would I fly for class? He's like, I'm complete. I mean, and he's not saying this like I mean, he's genuinely like you and his mind it's a waste of money. When money could be going to so many other things, and especially for this like knowing that it was the international Justice mission that was helping fund this. He's like, why would I take money away for when this money could be used to help get you know, bad guys, and I'm just looking at him, and he's gonna feed, and I mean, there was I mean just that was on this fly. And it was like every GM in baseball happened to be on this plane from Miami to connected for Miami descended to Mingo and they're all looking cleaning. The watching him go to the very back of the plane while they're all in first class. And it just I was like this is Clayton. And then that show. Yeah. I remember saying last year is we were talking about his possible contract extension. He cares less about money than any superstar player that I've ever been around. And by the way, it's totally the product of I, and I don't mean that as a criticism of other people I it doesn't matter to him. He doesn't need much. You know, he he really values the life that he has the life that he has at the moment. However means that he's not necessarily at full strength as you know, they they backed him off. And Dave Roberts has been asked. You know, there's some concerns about what he's doing. What you read on his situation. One of the things that I reacted to. I mean, just spending time with them was like how he talked about how he needs to change, and his mindset and giving a little bit more, you know, this better than I do, but he's incredibly stubborn, and that's part of what makes him of the pitcher that he is you know, he's for much of his career will not back down going inside. He will push through workout, even when there's paying and he's learned now as his body, you know, is is aging at that. You know, I was his back last two years that you can't just keep pushing through. You can't keep doing the same thing that you've always done and get the same result. And that was something that was really interesting to see in his eyes because he's not quite there yet. I wouldn't think he's like, oh, so I'm now going to change and make sure that I'm listening to everyone around me. I mean, there is still the stuff replacements like I will keep doing what I've been doing. But when I, you know, hearing about the his shoulder right now, and you know, twice that he's gone up to throw and then back down. In this last case, when it was very quick, it seemed I feel like the old Clayton would have been like, you know, I'm still gonna throw like we're gonna get this workout in. And you know, what if it feels bad tomorrow, then maybe take the day off? But I'm not going to back down easily. This is I feel like a new side of him. That is listening to trainers that is listening to his body. And understanding we are still late February do I need to push through. This is their game. Seven immoral. No. And I I really truly believe this is if this was last year two years ago, you would still be just kinda pushing through what he's filling in a shoulder right now. All right. And he's all access games that we have next week again March sixth and seventh to broadcast of Red Sox exhibition games. And I had a conversation today as I was having. And I was thinking in watch us come and does a wishes she was here. Right listening to Jackie Bradley, jR, talk about all the work that he's done on a swing during the course of the off season. And you know through last year, we became part of this. That would work out JD Martinez, and he listened to JD Martinez and talk about the approach and you saw some of that progress toward the end of the year. The guy won the MVP trophy for the American League championship series. And you know, as I talked to him every day, you can just see the confidence level growing. And it was like part of him couldn't wait to get into the off-season to have conversations about his swing into work on his swing, and he told me that in November he flew out to California to work with this specific coach and a coach, you know, work through things on his upper body. And then he flew back out just before the start of spring training, and they focused on his lower body. Look he's been an accomplice player in the big leagues. But it feels like this might be the Yeary puts everything together. And a bet you're gonna love talking about his swing and our broadcast next week. Absolutely. And and honestly, I think this entire story of Jackie, Bradley, jR. I mean, this is someone that even when he first came up like it, you know. Struggled and people were wondering, you know, where is the the prospect that people kind of thought that would be there. And then he blew everyone away the next year with his offense. And obviously everything he can do the center fielder, which was always there. And then this year, we saw him struggling and back back down to this level that really hasn't been him at all and to see Alex Cora stick with him. And I remember sitting manager meetings in straight up asking, Alex like is is Jackie Bradley. Have you thought about even platooning or maybe not playing him all the time? Like is that hot crossed your mind knowing that the offense has been there now scores like, oh, it's it's they're like, I mean, there was so much confidence in what Jackie Bradley, jR, obviously, the work ethic everything that he will do to try to tweak fix strengthen and mentally get through. And obviously how he shined in the postseason was a huge key for that. But he's not done yet. I mean, that's crazy about him. And I heard Brian Cashman actually talking about this on if he does. And it'll be network radio was literally talking about how they feel like Aaron Hicks their signing of Aaron Hicks was very much a comparison to Jackie Bradley, juniors growth and development and what they saw on Hicks is that Jackie Bradley, jR. Same thing was the one that you know, you saw the potential but just wasn't quite there. The ups and downs and Hicks someone that's still they feel like is hasn't even reached the full potential even at his age. So anyway, I thought the comparison Jackie Bradley, jR, was such a compliment in the fact that Brian Cashman, an opposing team general manager could see that this is somebody that, you know, the Red Sox are very lucky to have. And he's only get better longtime GM Doug Melvin once said to me he said he thought centerfield guys sometimes take a little bit longer to put everything together. And it feels like the Jackie like right on the cusp of that. And I'm sure we'll be talking about that. I think we're going to get Brock hold maybe convinced him to sing because ever all of his teammates as the best. Singer on the team. I'm hoping we it were to Rodriguez from what I understand a master of country music that shocked his teammate. So we got a lot of stuff coming. Yeah. We got we got. Interesting things and just I will see you down here in Fort Myers. I think by. Bleacher tweets. All right BUSTER, our first question comes from me Clark and Addison at cub fan McMahon. The Scott Boris's apparent cornering of the market have a negative effect on baseball. Oh boy. And it's interesting because you know, he had so many clients. He still does have a number of clients who are unsigned. But he looks like he's going to have some of the best clients next fall whether someone like a Garrett Cole or JD Martinez. If he upset of his deal Zander Bogart's we talked about this yesterday. I I don't think it's necessarily negative on baseball. I do wonder if individual clients are kind of left behind we talked earlier in the week about Marlin Gonzalez, it feels like he didn't get his deal done. And from a practical standpoint, boy, that's a lot of work for one agent to try to execute as we go into spring training. But for baseball itself now, I don't think so and Scott, you know, through the years is typically most of the time lines of getting his players, really great contracts and Bryce got one or next one comes from. Is it time for dodger baseball yet at Mr. cynical nineteen ninety eight nine ten. Poster with air Nado and Harper being signed where does LA turn to Ren don't or maybe start waiting on trout. Yeah. Rendell on is another Scott Boras client, and I really do think at some point rent don't work out something with the nationals because the anthonys type of person he just doesn't like a lot of complication and Stephen Strasburg is the same way. It wouldn't shock me at all if they wind up working at a long term deal. And and look I think Mike trout in two thousand twenty one he's playing in one of three places. He's either going to play with the angels and stay there. And and the angels will continue to be millville west form or he's going to go to the Phillies or is gonna go the Yankees. I cannot see him signing with the dodgers. I would be so shocked if he signed with the dodgers remember whoever gets trout, it's going to be on a on a deal that's going to take them through the end of his career. And we've seen the dodgers now twice haven't. I three times have opportunities to go after big high end free agents who commanding really long deals or in the case of John Carlos Stanton trade for a player with ten years left on his contract, and they passed their operating philosophy is very clear. They don't want to go beyond four or five years. All right. This last one comes from Jason Baker at the j Baker eighty one BUSTER with boasts Stanton and Harper opting to go to other teams rather than the San Francisco Giants should they consider bring in fences to attract offense of talent. No, no. I don't think. So what do you think? I don't know. I mean, it's a lovely ballpark. But it seems like everybody talks about how difficult it is for hitters there. So you wonder if there is like some sort of khazei shin there, but it seems with with Harper. It's more about the money than the ballpark. Right. Well, and within the giants case they offered him twelve years in three hundred ten million dollars. So it was a very comparable offer butts. And again, I I'm not in the room. I don't know. Exactly, what Brice, you know, how he made his decision, but to sign a three hundred ten million dollars in California, a lot different than signing for three hundred and ten million in Philadelphia because of the state taxes and players may not talk about that out loud. But ages talk about a privately like, they always mentioned that. Yeah. You signed to California you gotta get enough money to offset the taxes. So I think it's less about the ballpark there. And you know, maybe it was more about where the giants are. Now, it looks like going through a period of rebuilding. And maybe it did have something to do with state taxes. We'll never know for sure. All right. That'll do it for please. You tweets today for this week. Josh will be back next week. So you can get your tweets into him. And BUSTER using the hashtag Bleacher tweets, I'm not sure Josh. We'll be back. I mean, Josh seems to really enjoy the NFL combine I see him just loves hanging out with the football guys. And maybe the Red Sox winning the title last year's made fat and happy in regards to baseball. What do you think trader I saw that picture of him at the Pacers game with all of the fantasy football guys? And I was like what what's going on? Yeah. I know I thought Josh was our guy thought he would have you know, we're gonna have to dress that beginning of next week. That's it for today might thanks Scott. Lauber to call ravage to Paul indicators to just come in does a and forgave us sane agape. Thanks again for filling in for Josh. Do it man anytime have a great weekend. Everybody, thanks for listening. 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NPR News: 07-30-2020 11PM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 4 months ago

NPR News: 07-30-2020 11PM ET

"Live from NPR news I'm Shay Stevens President trump appears to be backing away from his tweet suggestion that the November elections should be postponed due to increased mail in voting as NPR's Franko or donas reports trump now says he's worried that the election results could be delayed by weeks or even months president trump continues to maintain that mail in voting will lead to the greatest. Fraud which he says could lead to lengthy litigation. The results do I WANNA see a day change now but I don't want to see a crooked election. This election will be the most rigged election in history. The President stresses he's not opposed to absentee ballots, which is how he'll vote in Florida, but he objects to mail in ballots, sent out millions of voters experts say. There's little difference between the two most states are expanding vote by mail as a result of the pandemic but still as much as half of the electorate is expected to cast ballots and person Franco or Donas. NPR News used in mayor civilised Turner says, the city now has confirmed more than forty five, thousand corona. Virus Infections, Turner says the pandemic is hitting one group particularly. Hard the city of Houston Hispanic community it's disproportionately impacted accounting for approximately forty percent of cases and forty five percent of the death. Meanwhile medical staff at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center say they're overwhelmed by covert nineteen patients some of whom are colleagues nationwide? The number of Corona virus infections is approaching four and a half million with more than one, hundred, fifty, two, thousand deaths. In, Saint Louis prosecutors say they will not bring charges against the Ferguson the former Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown. Saint Louis public radio's Jason Rosenbaum. On, the reinvestigation of a case that helps fuel a movement against police killings of black people both the local grand jury and federal prosecutors declined to charge Wilson with a crime after he shot and killed Brown in twenty fourteen and backlash over that decision likely helped Wesley Bell get elected. Saint Louis County prosecutor roughly two years ago. But after a five-month investigation bell says, the evidence does not support bringing charges against Wilson, which he says we'll be hurtful to people around Saint Louis I don't know how this region is ever going to heal fully. From from this case, we noticed significance of it but I think it's time that we try to move on. Bell said he spoke to Brown's family before announcing the decision for NPR news I'm Jason. Rosenbaum and Saint Louis Three ex-presidents were among the dignitaries in Atlanta today to pay final tribute to the late Congressman John. Lewis the funeral got underway hours after the new. York Times published an essay in which the Lifelong Warrior for Justice and equality encouraged ordinary Americans to help redeem nation soul Lewis Style July seventeenth at the age of eighty. This is NPR news. Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Iverson is ordering all residents of the state to wear masks in public mid a spike in corona virus cases. Republican Senate majority. Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he's trying to determine whether to reconvene the state legislature to override. Everts mandate. The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down their ballpark and postponed upcoming. Games this after team members tested positive for covid nineteen. Phillies were the last Major League club to play the MARLINS before the Miami team took a covert related break more from NPR's Tom Goldman in a statement that phillies say a member of the coaching staff and a member of the home clubhouse staff who were tested on Wednesday are positive for the virus no players tested positive. The team said it's canceling all activity at Citizens Bank, Park until further notice, the phillies were playing a series of games. Against the Miami Marlins last weekend when the MARLINS reported an outbreak on their team that now is infected at least nineteen nine players and coaches because of their contact with the Marlins, the phillies postponed several games, they were scheduled to resume play this weekend against Toronto. But after the two positive test results Major League Baseball announced, the three game series has been postponed out of an abundance of caution Tom Goldman NPR news, former Republican, presidential, hopeful, and businessman. Herman CAIN has died of complications from covid nineteen. CAIN became ill weeks after attending a trump rally in Tulsa where he was not wearing a mask, he was seventy four years old. I'm Shay. Stevens. This is NPR news.

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NPR News: 03-01-2019 8PM ET

NPR News Now

04:57 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 03-01-2019 8PM ET

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Speer. The Trump administration is ramping up pressure on Venezuelan officials remained close to the embattled President, Nicolas Maduro NPR's. Michele Keleman has more on new sanctions and other actions meant to force Madore from power. It. Treasury department is adding six Venezuelan security officials to a sanctions lists accusing them of helping Madero block US aid to the country US on voi-, Elliot. Abrams says the State Department is also revoking dozens of visas guerrilla supporters to abuser violate human rights. Steal from the Venezuelan. People are undermined then as well as democracy or not wealth. Even in the United States. Neither are their family members. He wouldn't say exactly how many Venezuelans are losing US visas or name names Abrahams calls this and ongoing process. Adding that the US will continue to take appropriate actions against Madero associates. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department. The governor of Washington state is joining a growing list of Democrats running for president in twenty twenty. Jay Inslee, also becomes the first governor she can replace President Trump. Austin Jenkins of the northwest news network reports he wants to make climate change the focus of his campaign instantly held his campaign kickoff in the warehouse of a solar installation company. So I am announcing today that I make candidate to become the next president of the United States, the two-term governor and former congressman called for new national mission similar to the moonshot to address global warming. I am pledging today that if I'm given this high honor I will make fighting. Climate change, the number one priority of the United States of America in see also touted his record as governor saying if America wants to see a Washington that actually works look west to Washington state for NPR news. I'm Austin Jenkins in Seattle now says eight year drought of launching astronauts from US soil is coming to an end a NASA and SpaceX falcon nine rocket is due to blast off early tomorrow carrying a crew dragon capsule to new space capsule for astronauts, so the only occupant of the capsule for this trip will be a dummy named Ripley after the character in alien films hours before the launch NASA executive Kathy Lueders explains what scientists are looking to learn the part that people don't we don't talk about often is we talk about the the hardware and the software, but we don't talk about the people systems, and it's really us. Figuring out how to operate together and work together NASA hoping to reduce its reliance on using Russian rockets to get astronauts to and from the space station nations. Manufa? Picturing sector continued to expand last month. The institute for supply management at key purchasing managers group says its manufacturing industry more than two points over the index remains above fifty which denotes expansion on Wall Street today. The Dow ended the week higher up one hundred and ten points. This is NPR. For former Washington National star, Bryce Harper. It seems his three hundred thirty million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Phillies is even richer than it initially appeared. In addition to the salary contract. Details obtained by the Associated Press show Harper's thirteen year contract lawsuit include bonus provision for all star appearances championship games, or even MVP trophies. Harper spending all star in six of seven big league seasons and was unanimous pick for National League MVP in two thousand fifteen also get hotel suites on the road and the right to purchase a suite for games. It's Bank park. The man was overseeing the creation of some of HBO's biggest hits is stepping down. After nearly thirty years NPR's. Andrew Limbaugh report. CEO Richard platforms resignation comes just months after telecom giant AT and T merged with Time Warner. Bring the game of thrones girls. True. Detective just some of the hit shows HBO put out after Richard Platt ler became co president in two thousand seven in a letter to HBO staff poplar wrote that leaving HBO was trusting his instincts, and quote, I can move onto the next chapter of my life knowing that the best team in the industry remains here to carry on our continued progress and success. His departure comes at a pivotal time for HBO it's expected to face legal issues over the big Michael Jackson documentary airing this weekend. It's been less than a year since AT and T became the channels new owner, and it's facing more competition from streaming services. Netflix Hulu and Amazon. Andrew Limbaugh, NPR news. Crude oil futures prices closed lower down two and a half percent to Emma session at fifty five eighty barrel in New York, I'm Jack Speer. NPR news in Washington.

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Barack Obama in South Philadelphia

Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

08:56 min | Last month

Barack Obama in South Philadelphia

"I'm pretty sure our new house might be haunted. What makes you say that the furniture is levitating on the ghost welcome home? Yeah that's that's spooky. You know what's really scaring. Missing out on Gyco for help with homeowners and renters insurance GEICO makes it easy to save bunch. Great. You're not sticking around. The is just getting started. I'm. Happy Guy Cul today and see how easy homeowners and renters insurance can be. Hi, I'm Bethany van dealt host of a new podcast, the ten news, ten minutes of news and fun for the new generation of curious thinkers. We're here to help you make sense of it all from current events to science art and pop culture. We'll talk to experts and special guests and hear from young people just like you listen to the news on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast with new episodes, every Tuesday and Thursday. Coming up at twenty minutes after the hour congresswoman maxine waters will be very special guest. You do not want to miss it and you didn't want to miss yesterday are forever President Barack Obama Campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This was in Philly South Philly just outside of Citizens Bank Park President Obama had some choice words for trump. Take a listen. I get that this president wants credit for the economy he. Inherited and zero blame for the pandemic that he ignored. But you know what? The job doesn't work that way tweeting it the television doesn't fix things making stuff up doesn't make people's lives better. You've got to have a plan. You've got to put in the work and along with the experience to get things done Joe. Biden has concrete plans and policies that will turn our vision of a better fair stronger country into a reality. We literally left this White House. A pandemic playbook would have shown them how to respond before the virus restart shores. They'd probably use it I don't know prop up wobbly table somewhere. We don't know where that playbook win eight months into this pandemic cases are rising again across this country. Donald trump isn't suddenly going to protect all of us. He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself just last night he complained up an area that the pandemic made him. Go back to work I'm quoting here. He was he was upset that the pandemics made him go back to work if he'd actually been working the whole time, never would have gotten this bad. So, here's the truth I want to be honest here this pandemic would have been challenging for any president, but this idea that somehow this White House has done anything but completely screw this up is just not true. Now. That's how you talk. That was all. Right here that bitch. Yeah. Come. Off. Yeah. He was so relaxed and calm and confident I mean he's never really spoken like that. You know not really. You know he's always been smooth and cool and know. Yeah, we let him have it. He let him have it fact. He's Can't. Be. tweeting at the television. Had It is Smith. Nine every since you got it off as you try to destroy everything I've done. You spent more time trying to destroy what Obama did. Then pass something that you can claim your own. You've done nothing you inherited an economy that was no recession when you took over. The stimulus package had saved the auto industry, save countless workers and the economy was rolling you inherited that. and then you try to take credit Ford. Played us on the pandemic I. Don't understand why we talking to people get yo ass to the poll in both. Sick and He's asked me to be present you nuts. Nuts. If you don't go to the polling vote, get him Outta here. Sitting here talking about black lives ain't nothing but a Marxist communist movement. Do you know that black people don't give a damn about communism? Can I tell you that we have enough to concern ourselves with communist? What. We were trying to hold them life to just be a mic. Be No damn, Communist. What? Constitution to apply to US but the hair, we're go and go to another one full. When the wall we got ain't even working for us. All Right Steve Yeah, you're right time for today's don't ask me. Ask. For the headline. True. Thank you very much okay who white man from Frederick Maryland is under arrest in facing federal charges for allegedly threatening Democrats Joe Biden Accountable Harris Forty two year old James Dale Reid admitted that he made threats in a handwritten letter left on the doorstep of a home October fourth saying in part quote, this is a warning to anyone reading the letter. If you are a Biden Harris support you'll be targeted. We have a list of homes and addresses by your election signs. We are the ones with those scary guns. We are the ones your children. have. Nightmares about anyway the officials say that letter goes on to threaten violence against the White House candidates and sexual violence against Senator Harris President trump and former vice president Joe Biden go head to head tonight in a final debate Democrat you'll Biden said to now have a much bigger campaign war chest than Donald trump but even while he's lagging in the polls, the trump team is predicting a win this year that the president insisted he'd have when he first won the office in two thousand sixteen to win four more years in the White House. Is the most important election to the history of I feel that way. So strongly soda you that's what he said when he was inaugurated trump says he'll win again because of the enthusiasm of his supporters pointing to the massive crowds at his rallies in key swing states the White House now says it's optimistic by the way about there being a bipartisan agreement on a corona virus relief bill by maybe tomorrow Congressional Democrats. have been talks with negotiators for the trump administration over the last several days working on ironing out their differences. House Speaker Nancy. Pelosi tells msnbc the she's feeling positive about it to pretty happy. I think we have a prospect of foreign agreement I do not believe that has come and gone. We had purpose in the timetable, which is that we would establish where we were. The Democrats have been pushing for a two point two, trillion dollar package. The Republicans only want to spend one point eight, trillion. On, Capitol. Hill. Later today is inactive protests Senate. Democrats, say they intend to boycott the scheduled vote by the Judiciary Committee on approving judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to Supreme Court. The committees vote was scheduled for one PM today but now they've switched to nine am and the GOP dominated full Senate is expected to give Judge Barrett its final okay on Monday but that protests is to take place at nine. AM This morning by Senate Democrats Hurricane Epsilon began lashing the coast Bermuda late last night packing winds of ninety miles per hour finally today is National Nut Day. Don't. Sometimes don't back to the Steve Harvey Morning Show you're listening to. Harvey Morning Show. This is finite. A new podcast from iheartradio. They thought. He had Robert did Liz man in this country guys who would not hesitate to blow your Adl? This story from Atlanta Georgia has been reported for fifty years. 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"A Story That Needs to Be Told"

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

36:10 min | 9 months ago

"A Story That Needs to Be Told"

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight. Podcast FOR FRIDAY MARCH. Twenty seven two thousand twenty buster only in my home studio and producing in his home studio with Keller Taylor. I haven't said enough. Thanks for doing these podcasts. From home with your makeshift studio that you that you have their way to kind buster. It's well it's literally my job first of all but I really enjoy it yesterday. I'll say I had like a super long day between doing this. Show cooking some stuff up and the kitchen in the the podcasting kitchen that is in college basketball. Show and the end of the. I was just exhausted but I was like you know what it was. It was a cool day doing this kind of stuff. I mean this is what I've always kind of angled to do. Get the worldwide leader work with you. cranking out podcasts. So it's you know it's been fun even through these kind of dark and Weird Times. Well thank goodness. You have all that stuff at your house like when you told me. Initially I was like boy because we certainly have had our technological challenges with our podcast is all podcast from time to time and when he told me. We're going to do it from home. I was like Oh i. I hope it's not going to be too arduous for you but it's been tremendous so great job. Put it all together. Thank you sir. Appreciate it all right today. The greatest baseball story ever involving an corked bat a flashlight and some ceiling tiles but first Major League Baseball and the union have struck a deal to address service time and pay according to our Jeff. Passan it's expected it will be ratified by owners today. After being passed by players last night the players will receive one hundred seventy million dollars in salary advances and if a season is played they'll be credited with a full year of service time the goal continues to be to restart spring training and may play in June. This year's amateur draft is likely to be shortened to its view is five rounds and moved from June to July according to our Kylie mcdaniel but of course how it went baseball returns is still largely to be dictated by decisions at the local state and federal levels. It's important for baseball to continue to have these discussions. But let's face it the these are forces beyond baseball's control sad news yesterday about Jimmy Win. The Dominion of Houston Astros Slugger. Who's monster shots in the nineteen sixties and seventies earned the earned him the popular nickname the toy cannon. He's one of the players that I rooted for after he got traded Los Angeles dodgers in the mid Seventies. Let's get to it on July Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety Four. The Chicago White SOx hosted the Cleveland Indians in the Indian slugger. Our Bell with that time is one of the game's best hitters came to the plate in in the first inning. The white sox manager gene. Lamont asked the empires the check. Belle's bat for court. The empires confiscated the bat and they locked it in the empire's room and later when the empires went back to their locker room they found that the bat had been switched behind that locked door now for years it was never publicly revealed who was involved or how it happened but in nineteen ninety six. I asked employ the Indians. Who did that and who extricate the bat and he asked off the record. I said sure he said Jason Grimsley one of the pitchers and the story behind this in my opinion is the greatest baseball story. I've ever heard in joining us now. Is Jason Grimsley Product Cleveland? Texas who pitched fifteen years in the big leagues Jason. How you doing pretty good busker you. I'm doing okay so just as a backdrop. I think we'll start with this in terms of setting you up. I have told friends of like Jason's a wild man. Jason is they wild man it. Would you agree that was that was pretty true? For example. I remember the first time I talked to you. I looked down and one of your toes. Missing it's missing buster. I know where is to tell. That story Wack I was. I was twelve years old as I ride now. A dirt bike motorcycle and one way too fast in a spot. I probably should have been going that fast. In and there was a stump hidden in the grass in a hit it it it Basically Torma left big too often split my foot but halfway up my foot in the middle of my foot and That was comfortable but yeah but you basically went along about the business becoming a major league pitcher. Yeah I didn't. Well that's probably. That's the only reason I I did become a major league. Pitcher believe that much I was one of the first year racist I military and I was I was one of the Air Force Academy and failed a physical there my senior year and had no idea. Let's go do end up playing baseball. So what did they tell you? That was the reason why. Because you're left big toe all right so take us back to the day when you're with the Indians and you see that Albert Bats Albert's bat was confiscated. Were you at the moment that all took place. That was sitting on the bench next buddy bell and I looked up. I looked on the best when every time escaping the bat in my car grover manager grover overhead. His hands his head between his hands. Look just holding them looking down by somebody. What's Frog over? They said we're screwed. What do you mean what screwed? He said we're done that best work yet. So at that point And of course with the corked bat you're going to get at least a ten game suspension. That was typical and Albert. At that time he was the guy yes hours. Probably one of the better ever seen put on the baseball. So what did you at that point? take me through what your next actions were and what your conversations were just sit there and adopt a second look at by somebody. I can get back. He's just what he made us and I get that back but he said I'll be right back. He walked he talked grover and Grover. Look sort of what sums up pretty much initiated. It and coughing went after it. Now how how? Would you know that you might be able to get that bad? I'm curious what what in your experience told you that. I had walked in the ballpark today fairly fairly early and I remember. I remember walking in dogs going crazy. It's okay let You don't have walked him with them. And I was just saying hello and whatnot and it went in on a the walk in the door. Down down the tunnel behind home plate and clicked into my head that they their their room was on our side of the tunnel and knew there was a false ceiling. So I just two and two together pretty quaking could get the back all right so you go back in after you. Get the sums up you go back in and where you go at that point and do you mean what. What tools are you taking with you? A Little Burqa there. But we're back in the CLUBHOUSE IN JERSEY. I'll put a t shirt on went to the clubhouse guy and we was gave capital break out and I said Gabe flashlight and I don't need to ask me any questions. He said. Not a problem and Grab this grab a sanitary crawled up in the ceiling in growers office and there was a cinder block walls and I guess they're about probably eight inches wide. Now show me more way over. There took me about four four innings out. Forget but I just got back but one of the funny things is. I'm going over there and I think I'm I think I'm mad. They got this. It's dark I'm cliven comet over electrical wires Ac ducks over and hunter and get to. Where I think I'm there and I lift up tile look down and that's I guess the ground screwed Room God looks up at me. You know how it is put my sleet over my lips. And he gives me the okay. Put it back down to ever set so the whole so just back up here. Your journey started you. Go in the managers. You go into the manager's office there's a desk there and from what I remember you you get jump up on the desk and then you knock off the ceiling tile right and that's how you start your journey along the center. Why lifted up moving over here and have the time six three six four away couple hundred pounds on my hands elbows knees and feet into my way over over the center box that you can't stand up into this basically crawl or at least long by on your own your belly and your knees and your feet and just working away over. There then came to bat flashlight. The fall through the ceiling get electrocuted. So how are you carrying the Bat? What Are you remembering? How you carrying a flashlight make what you know. You just don't Wanna one hand one the other. You're just making your way of lawyers. Anyway just took Oro. I talked about about this. He didn't tell me I didn't realize you're concerned about being electrocuted. You're going all those wires when you carefully going over that stuff but you pay you pay attention you know you. Hope there's not any exposed or you know you take things out of your flashlight. If it got to a point where a guy got over that I could. I couldn't do anything I guess. You just turn around and come back but it is worth worth worth worth worth the risk and so this is not a short journey. This is not like going over one room. This is like I WANNA guesstimate about one hundred fifty to two hundred feet yes recruited. This is a pretty good hall. Yeah like I said it took took about four rookie about our lowered. Our while So you get to the what you'd is the Umpires Room. Tell me what happens. Then you know but I could see the the wall behind the plate and I figured I'd gone far enough and apparently hadn't gone for far towards towards the field and listen tile up and there's a gentleman on a couch with a grant one of the ground crew uniforms on and he looked tried up at me. Make eye contact. I just put my finger on Melesio like down. Just keep this quiet needle. All he does give the okay. So do you never said anything to anybody? You know your Heart's going ninety nine hundred nothing. Put Tile Back Down and collect. We're GONNA one more room down so I went down one more foundation down picked up the cows and I was sitting right over top of them up. Either by by the frigerator. If you're looking at going into the room and the back right hand corner of it you know and then then you're really starts pounding adrenaline. You know it's just your heart's beating out of your chest you and right when I went to pick it up you said diversity look get magically gift giving away down inside the room and back in the sanitary not by room so I just swapped it out for another one my dad. That's where that's where he got a little tricky. We had we had to put Paul Sorrento Bat in their look like Albert because Albert didn't have one back that wasn't correct so just a repeat this and I remember. This was the kicker on the whole story. Is that when you replace the Bat just to repeat every every hitter usually travels was what twelve to fifteen bats and a an Albert Bell Bat that was clean among those twelve to fifteen every single one was court? That was my understanding at the time. Yes so you had to leave instead of bat with Albert Bell's name on it. You had to leave a bat with Paul Sorrento's name on it. So then you climb out right swap them and and climb back out and As soon as I get on top of the refrigerator get back on the Cinder Block Wall. Put ceiling tile down. You know I tried. I tried to wipe the calendar office. Visit good up there but apparently had left little trace evidence so to speak and I put. I put the tile back now and it's I'm not kidding this is up and down the door opens and he just freeze Roger. I thought that was the hero gets a clubhouse the buyer's club room attendant and walked in and messed around in there for about five minutes and you can could literally feel my heart my ears and I can hear my heartbeat and I. I got the sworn he heard me. Here we breathing and eventually all room and I started begging way back. Did you hear him at all? What did anything that he was doing or was it. That point was you can hear any concern because that's from one. Apparently he walked in and he saw as you said remnants. That were left there. No I didn't know he didn't nut. Nothing was no longer raise. Not that was done that that particular time you know and it was. I couldn't hear anything. He was doing. 'cause dogma heartbeat mayor's so how long did it take you to make your way back about having our wound? And so then. What do you do after you drop back down Back onto the to the manager's desk you close up the ceiling tile and what do you do from that point to go back and giving sums up the back out of the back and watch the game the next the next day? We get to get a ballpark. You know it's it's hit the fan and I'm an outdoor. We're taking bad practice in Mike. Lavar that were forget. He started on the on the left field line and he would. He was like he was he was watching is watching us hit but he'd take a step sideways and he did that all the way to me and never made eye contact with. I'm saying that outfield and said Grabs her to urge. You gotTA mission impossible. Last night. He said Dude. That's awesome third around well back to the line that's of course Michael volume the longtime catcher at that time was with Chicago White Sox what type of I'm curious before we move on with the story What type of response did you get from from you? Teammates including Albert. You know not not really that much everybody to sort of sort of played enough everybody know. Us crazy to begin with. I think solidified it so there wasn't nobody overtly excited. You noticed everybody's told us down. He tell it. Put a grant a lot of people's faces so then the white sox front office the team. They go absolutely ballistic when they hear this. And tell me about that is correct. They brought in Kevin how Han from from the FBI and they said whoever did it was they were going to prosecute that are going to jail. I just figured that'd be pretty good. The only thing the only thing it was evidently there's a little Some ceiling tile basis. Maybe a little insulation and swap back. But you know I think for years. They went everything from Tony Pena son one of the clubhouse guys you know they. They didn't think there's any way a grown man can get through spots. I got I guess it was It was it was pretty quiet. You know after the initial firestorm because like I said I rise door. If I'm not mistaken he wasn't happy at all and You know I figured if you know sometimes you pay the Beiber do do what you gotTa do you get through. You GotTa get through but you know looking back on it you know people eat like you actually said why. Why did he do that and be honest with you is probably because I thought I could? Now when did the pressure really begin to mount because the way that it was resolved in the end with the Indians relented at some point into? Okay we give up the BAT. How much did it feel like? The pressure was building on the team. I don't really got one thing to do. Go Out and get yourself ready to play baseball game and try to win that game. That's where your focus. Is You know that was one thing about ninety percent of the players that have played with. It didn't matter what was going on away from the ballpark anything's going onto the papers. At home you know in anywhere else you know you got. You had the Ballpark in about. That was a different place and different world that you built to give yourself every chance to succeed so a lot of pressure thing. How did you feel when when the Indians gave up the bat you remember? Oh I've pretty much hosed about that time but you know had to go to New York with It'd be we and that. I went in there with Michael Landon. Donald the're great guys and We're going to Bud Selig's office about a week later. I get called in New York. You know what I'm thinking here. We go I'm getting pregnant. Get five can get suspended and Office and but while insist down he looks at me. Cessation said not gonNA find you suspend. Yeah I just want to hear the story and so I told the story he laughs a little bit agree on his face and he did one hell teammate. And that's what I was doing. All righty so just doing favors it. Just don't say that anybody. Just let's keep this keep this low and said Oh what was what we're done. Don Don Fehr course at that time. The head of the Union Michael Weiner who is a lawyer with the Union later became head of the Union. What was their reaction to what Bud said. They were smart when the same thing. They're just amazed that was able to do what I did. I guess I don't know it was it was. I went in there not thinking it was going to be that fun of a meeting. If you know what I mean. Yeah then walking walking in there. I was just about as nervous as I was getting the bat. Then afterwards there's there's a sigh of relief and you just did what he asked me to do. Anything anybody for a longtime yeah and by the way Albert Bell was suspended after the Indians turned over the Cork Bat. Two Major League Baseball so fast forward and as I mentioned in Nineteen ninety-six. I was talking with a member of the Cleveland Organization. Said Hey what happened with that? And he said Jason Grimsley got it. So we're in the offseason. Ninety nine hundred ninety eight nine hundred ninety nine in the Yankees sent out their list of non roster invitees to spring training in your name is on it and I had told this person who told me that it was off the record when I saw your name on that list. I'm like that's historian. I WanNa get to so I stay at spring training. Go Up and introduce myself to you to get to know your for a couple of weeks and then I walked up to you one day and I said. Hey Jason if you happen to be that guy who Extricated the Bat Outta the umpire's room in Chicago and we get some assurance. You're not going to be suspended Would you be willing to talk about it? And you looked at me with that great Texas Grin that you have and you said if I happen to be that guy that would be great muscle way. I remember he asked me. Yes we if I knew if I knew the Guy. Cause I happen to know the so. Here's the backstory on that. And after what you just told me I I you know a probably break journalism rules and break a confidence. We wanted to make sure that you know you're going to be in a position. If he told this story that you would wind up being suspended so I asked one of my colleagues to check with Bud Sealy at Kinda laundered myself out of the process and the word that was passed up the line was we found out who did this. But we want to make sure this person wouldn't be suspended and the response from bud that we got was that's a story that needs to be told and. I've never told you that Jason Basically said don't worry about it but he tells this story not GonNa suspend him right so and you get you only put you put a couple of conditions on it you said. I don't WanNa do it during spring training because I don't want it to be a distraction and I have to make the team. I tell journalism students all the time. I don't root for For teams but I root for stories. I was your biggest fan. That's spring and you were thoroughly after zero after zero rooting for you. To make the team Vega. That was fun here. So eventually you tell the story it comes out on on the front page of. The New York Times. What what do you remember the reaction to you after from other folks in the game? Who didn't know you were involved in that. After that came out just pretty much. I should have figured it was you. Oh well as I say to me. It's the best baseball story that I've ever reported on and Jason I. I've always appreciated The fund that you had with her. Oh thank you know. It was just all those things you you you're trying. You're trying to help your teammate out. Anyway you can and I think it's just part of who it was and what I did when I was playing. I was willing to do whatever it had to do to help. My team certainly did that. All Right Jason. It's great to catch up with you. Nice talking to you. Buster bless you buddy chief executive of our weekly quizzes aicraft parts working on ballfields all around America all across the world in usual times. Todd Hey hold up man buster staying home staying safe everybody's fine here thankfully thinking about everybody out there in the rest of the world in doing what we can at this unusual time and for us. It's doing the podcast and talking baseball and with you a particular this year. We've been talking about ballparks. Every week you presenting a ballpark up for discussion We've talked about The ballpark in Washington. We've talked about city field and this week. We're staying that Ashley. Gay Citizens Bank Park which I've always felt like todd is a very underrated park. Yeah it's an interesting discussion. Buster because it dovetails with that of city field from a couple of weeks ago. How do you create a sense of place in the middle of a parking lot far removed from any? You know touch point of the city and I've always liked citizens bank park. I got a couple of things that I pulled out first of all. I was amazed to see it is the dean of East Stadium. Opened in two thousand four own ballpark in the NFL crazy I do love the fact that you can walk around everywhere. I love the idea of tiered bullpens. It makes it kind of a signature thing. I really enjoy Ashburn alley out there. There's a lot of the lease history Debbie found as you stroll around the park. You GET CHEESE. Steaks got brick. You know it looks Philadelphia esque. Oh Yeah I love going there and getting a cheese steak my favorite thing that again because you know my job is reported takes me to different places. The thing that I loved to go there and forgive me for being a known old Vermont farmer. But that's the only ballpark where they have a groundskeeper. I believe this to be the case. The only ballpark where there's a groundskeeper. Who drags the infield every day with a bed of nails is named Jeff Right and he has an absolute the Infield is absolutely beautiful in pristine and he literally drags by hand the bed nails around the infield and he he's very loquacious. We had a great conversation remember last year and he mentioned that he'd gotten compliments. The Enfield looks great and I said you know what kind of reaction you get from players that you do this in such a meticulous style and he said you know different guy. Michael Young said something to me and I. I texted Michael Young and asked him. He said yeah that infield tremendous Lucasville hats off to write the most beautiful infield in baseball. We need video of that. All of the starts up again. Buster because I've never noticed that being there and now I will never forget it. But that's the kind of content. We all need going forward real real quick as we've been doing. I would be remiss if I did not throw a veteran stadium out there. What are your brief memories there? Buster and Youtube. I couldn't get a cab. I remember being there to like two thirty in the morning waiting for a cab to come out and get me. I was too stupid to not have arranged travel ahead of time back when I was covering the padres in ninety three and ninety four. I'm sitting by security. We need for cabinet. GonNa get me. It's Ed Ballpark. Look and that that place. I think I covered The NFL there to cover a football game there. When I covered the giants for one year and they play the eagles. I mean that was just the the old classic late sixties multi-purpose place. Yes yeah I mean you know the donut? The concrete dona with the seats are awful. Mine memory of that place and I was there many many times being there for game. Four of the one thousand nine hundred ninety three world series sitting up in the seven hundred seats all the way out up in the nosebleeds Phillies Blue Jays phillies blow this lead and lose the game fifty two fourteen and that was I believe you know I think. That's the angriest group of people I've ever been around in my life. Well that and that probably was true at the beginning of the game. Yes well you know once a beer kicked in and and all of that but you know citizens bank park has a little bit of a different stink on it. Because of the two thousand nine world series and to a lesser extent hosting or two thousand eight and two thousand nine so You know things flipped around down there right before we get into this week's quiz you've been having fun posting on. Social Media. Pictures of Ballpark. Yes yes and see here buster and Taylor. This is you know like like everyone. We're We're in our house. Where like cleaning things out and I've got all photos that I took from traveling around the ballparks in the eighties nineties and I'm looking at these things and boy you know it is. It is just amazing and Every couple of days I'll put something different I upset some people with some images of the wrecking of Comiskey Park back in the early nineties. We'll keep things moving there but It's always fun looking at that stuff. Now it's funny. You mentioned that because we just heard heard from Jason Grimsley the great story the Great Court Bat Caper. So it's appropriate that You mentioned that all right. Let's get to this week's quiz arguments for the opening day that we did not have this. Us President throughout not one but two ceremonial first pitches to start the season. One lefty and one writer who was it was it Richard Nixon Calvin coolidge Gerald Ford. Or Harry Truman the lefty and Righty Bom Bom Nixon Coolidge board or Truman. Kelly wanted to give it a shot. Totally blind guests here. But let's go truman. I'M GONNA go with Calvin coolidge fellow. Vermonter well Taylor gets the win here because in one thousand nine hundred fifty Washington senators home opener against the Philadelphia. Athletics Lefty Radio Boom Boom. But here's a good footnote. Gerald Ford repeated the feat at the one thousand nine hundred seventy six all star game at the vet in Philadelphia. So it all comes full circle see. I'm bitter now in a very angry David McCullough the premium the preeminent historian in American history. I was just listening to it was audio book of Harry Truman. Okay and what I remember hearing for Mr McCullough is that Harry Truman because he had such terrible eyesight was not very good with ball sports. So the idea that Harry Truman is going to be the ambidextrous president. I'm very bitter. It was misleading. Pass Mr Mukalla Book Buster and I don't recall anything about nineteen fifty opening day at the Washington senators in there. You know. Listen maybe you can have long hair and we can. We can figure this all out there. We go all right. I WanNa get inside Taylor. With the wind bleacher tweets already buster real quick before we get to bleacher tweets. I want to promote another podcast. It is courtside with Greenberg and dockage. I produce that show as well Spent a good amount of time on yesterday so just wanted to highlight it for the listeners. And if I can make my pitcher in baseball the night. Podcast amazing guests. There's no doubt about it but if I can make a cross sport comparison here it's got to be courtside. Greenberg dockage because yesterday. The coach whisper in America's broadcaster. They dropped new episode. We were talking to Jay writes. Villanova's head coach and Tom Izzo Michigan State's head coach. They got into how Jay and Tom Found out the conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament were cancelled. Which is just crazy how their players took it. Jay Wright was in the middle of a press conference in a reporter. Just hand him his vote. It's it's a really wild story in. It's an interesting thing. Mean all these sports. It's kind of like what do we do next. I think college sports in particular are interesting. Because they have these rotating roster so it's a good listen. They talk about what they've been up to while social distancing. You know buster on here. He cracks guess open like eggs. It's it's remarkable and these guys do the same so check it out courtside with Greenberg and dockage find it wherever you get your podcast. Let's go to the tweets another one here from our pal Mitchell at tigers underscore of underscored D. E. T. He writes in despite playing less than half a season for Boston. New York Dave Roberts and Aaron. Boone may be some of the most remembered for those teams because of their economic October moments. Are there any other players who fit that mold now? Before answer that question a Taylor was going to say. It's incredible. How many great baseball fans are among basketball coaches? You know in for example And then I did a book on one of these Don Meyer Legendary basketball coach at lipscomb university at Northern State University in Aberdeen South Dakota. They're into baseball. Show much and so it doesn't you know. I bet you. That among the coaches you talked I know Steph and Dan where we're always big in baseball conversation. Where when we're waiting around in the Green Room in Bristol Ho? Yeah yes seth. Your guy likes his Yankees Dan. I don't know who you root for but I know he's definitely big baseball guy you know. He's carved Yeah yeah he's he's a big cubs. Go right to answer the question. Yeah I think there are other players Bucky DENT CERTAINLY COMES TO MIND. Al Weis One Thousand. Nine hundred eighty nine mets ron about sixty nine minutes and I thought about this when Madison. Bumgarner is an excellent regular season pitcher. He's been an all star but let's face it. His legend is built upon what he did. Not Tober Jeff. Pretty remarkable stuff. This question comes from bleacher twitter By the name of Charles. Taylor's wink wink as you sat around on opening day yesterday and thought about how you should have been. Houston what did you think about that? You really missed about covering that game. Maybe any general but like what did you miss about opening day in particular as you sat around yesterday. I you know I love opening day for the hope that it brings among the players. And everyone's very excited he had going. There's some butterflies and opening day for players. Know no matter how many years that they've been in it. I am told this story. A number of on a number of radio shows how I love writing in the scorebook for the first time writing down the names. That's a cool thing but as I said the todd in conversation boy I you know I just want people to be okay. I just want people to be healthy and so I kind of set all those feelings aside yesterday how you yeah I personally. I missed that no surprise but going down near around nats park around Kim Yard. Just that that buzz around the stadium that you get on opening day. It's it's really like a Weird Cultural Adrenalin Rush. That you get and it's you know it's very unique. You only really get that one day a year you know. I first game the football season. Yeah. There's definitely a buzz but I feel like these. These baseball teams are much more woven into the fabric of the city's so I would say that that pre-game buzz they're both the spiritual and the physical one that you can imbibe in but that's that's what I missed one hundred percent. I agree with you all right. That does it for Bleacher tweets. Subscriber interview to the PODCAST. Wherever you get it and if you missed our interviews we had Dave Roberts. Bill Ripken Shane. Victorino and Aaron Boone. So check all those out if you miss them and then we got some fun. Sign up for next week including Darrell Strawberry. That'll be a good one. Yeah it'd be a good one and I have like a at my holy grail. I am pursuing right now. Not GonNa tell you what as but man if we get this one that that might be the absolute one. We've had great one. So far like these interviews have been so much fun to conduct into research in and do the background on. But I'm telling you Taylor I'm not gonNA try to hype this up too much but I'm I probably GonNa Overdo it. This one would be unbelievable by can land it. So we'll see what happens. That's it for today. That's it for this week. My thanks to Jason Grimsley to Todman Taylor. Schwenk have a great weekend. Everybody thanks for listening and stay safe for listening to baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball. Don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus. Podcast CHECK OUT ALL PODCASTS AT ESPN DOT com slash pod center? 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"Wake Up. It's time for mornings with Gail and thirteen ten KFI. Cow. Finally some good news this is Greeley has been selected to host the Ram National Circuit Finals. Rodeo six Oh seven now thirteen ten KFI, thirteen ten KFI K. A., DOT COM northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail from the Auto Collision Specialists Studios Yeah considered to be one of the largest rodeos of the pro Rodeo season. The Ram National Circuit Finals. Rodeo will find some in Greeley this, September. According to a press release from stampede officials, Greeley stampede was already planning on hosting the SPUD Rodeo season in September, but well as you're well aware as with most things now on a time of Covid, nineteen plans change at least this time. It's for the better as the Ram. NCI Far takes the place of the Spud Rodeo pr see a CEO George. Taylor said the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo is one of the most significant pro rodeos of the year. 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Now we're GONNA work through some of the particulars of that in just a few, but we're also going to take a deep dive into how this. This act differs from the House Act a coming in at a cool three point five trillion dollars course Senate Republicans There's just one trillion dollars and kind of boggles the mind when you're talking about trillions of dollars and you say well. It's just one trillion dollars, but we'll get into. How does it differ the Senate version from the House version? How do these competing acts differ? And what does it mean for your wallet begging? The question will the Democrats just summarily categorically deep six This heels act. We're going to check in with Dr Michael Butler Public Policy and Economic sexpert, a professor finance at Stockton. At University in New Jersey when he joins us this morning. Right around six thirty five now during the first month of legal sports in the state, we wagered more on one single solitary sport than any other. No, it wasn't high lie, but it's possibly probably just as sketchy. We're GONNA get into the details on that coming up and then we'll the baseball season a truncated baseball season come to an end just three days after it began talk about no joy in mud bill right well. This as the season is now in jeopardy after covid. COVID. Nineteen outbreak hit the Miami. Marlins get into that as well. PSA got a lot to cover this morning a lot. Coming your way at six fourteen, this check sponsored by carrying hearts home, healthcare, serving northern Colorado, since two thousand one, where patient care always comes first nine, seven, zero, three, seven, eight, fourteen, nine or carrying hearts, h h dot com were all sports story in northern Colorado the state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten Kfi K.. Baseball is back and rockies can be heard right here on thirteen ten KFI K., A.. -ASEBALL was that. Still is I mean no decisions have been made yet, and of course thirteen ten, Kfi K. your new northern Colorado home for all the rockies action at least as long as it lasts. Are you kidding me. It's only been three days, and you've already got MLB brass talking about the possibility of delaying the twenty twenty season postponing it. or Who knows what's going to happen? Six twenty, two, now thirteen, ten KFI, a thirteen ten KFI K. A. dot com northern Colorado's voice mornings with Gail from the Auto Collision Specialists Studios. Okay pulled this because there's there's stories about this everywhere. This as that covid nineteen outbreak hit the Miami. Marlins this piece Bob Nightingale us. Today took four months and a whole lot of belly bumping. I might add for Major. League baseball for the season to get underway and now. Just seventy two hours well, it's a little bit more now, but just seventy two hours plus into into it. The season could be coming to an abrupt halt. Commissioner Rut, but no. Please please tell me and isn't so a guy. A lot of people. No I don't like baseball. Fan Baseball Boring, and from the standpoint of like a producer of the guy that sits behind the ball the board. It can be really difficult to run, but from like a sports fan. We need this. Yeah, we do and from radio guy like nobody knows nobody in in the real world knows how difficult like all the sales people in the management and the engineering. The producers have worked on the cave case I and the Koa side. Get this going and after three games. And there's a game tonight. Like. Please tell me it's not so Yeah well. Yeah we. To game I know we need this, but unfortunately you've got to balance once again as with everything else you've got to balance a safety with the the show must go on, and unfortunately you might have. Some players opting to sit out now as well you know. Young players perhaps with a pregnant wife for young families worried about taking the virus home I mean there's so many moving parts here once again, but. Commissioner Rob Manford. He asked to decide whether to delay. The season postponed until further notice or simply hope that the Miami marlins outbreak is an isolated case I know. It was a return to normalcy, even though you had cardboard people in stands, and you have piped-in organ music and you had a piped in baseball. Soundtrack didn't necessarily fit the action. Okay, that's fine, we. It was Solis. It sounded Solis it did it did but watching it. I think just. It lifted our spirits. Because again it was returned to whatever normal going to look like at some point in time. So for now Major League Baseball has postponed game scheduled for tonight or for Monday night. Excuse me. The marlins home game against the Baltimore or Orioles that was last night and New York Yankees game in Philadelphia versus the phillies. Marlins have at least fourteen players staff members who have tested positive for covid nineteen. The team actually canceled their flight home from Philadelphia after playing three games there this weekend. It's currently unknown how the outbreak occurred. What the Marlins who played exhibition games in Atlanta before traveling to Philadelphia and as of late Monday morning. The remaining games scheduled for the day were to be played scheduled the outbreak particularly this early in the sixty game season. Well, it's baseballs and baseball. Fans worst nightmare now there were only nine players who tested positive throughout all baseball. The past two weeks just twenty nine players and staff members point one percent have tested positive. Since baseball restarted at the litmus test was always always going to be how healthy teams could stay healthy once they started to travel, while says Bob Nightingale USA Today after just three days. The answer pretty ominous. Game will go on for now, but Major League. Baseball has no choice but to be on high alert and cancel further games if there's even a sense of an outbreak in hindsight. Major League Baseball's. PERMITTED? The marlins to take the field Sunday against the Phillies said citizens bank park after three players tested positive for covid nineteen. Because you know, the testing is ongoing. Just two days after another player tested positive marlins manager Don Mattingly. The team never considered not playing, but it's now clear that that was a mistake and his the entire season in jeopardy. So now we'll see if any of the phillies tests positive after being on the same field at citizens bank park. Phillies Star outfielder by the way Bruce Harper wore masks on the field for the first time. Now certainly, the marlins outbreak creating. Snow, some small amount of fear throughout the. How many more players though will now opt out? For example will Las Angeles Angel Star, Mike The face of the game opt out with his wife, expecting their first child on August, third. If trump doesn't play, how many more will follow suit? You can't blame major. League Baseball and the Players Association for trying. Everybody wanted to see this work. The players. The radio people that don't live in the real world I I loved how you phrase that My. I look. I want baseball not just because I work hard on this. Not Maybe not as hard as others, but like I. I need sports. Need, my sports with all need our sports for sure what this happened to basketball, either and I'm not a huge the biggest basketball fan. What about football? Oh, God. It is happened to some football I'm. I mean I'm never see I would probably die. I would've please. Don't you be so missed like my body will just break apart wall I'll just turn into liquid. It's sad as Evy evy, did you see the the movie? where like everybody just melted as they were looking at the Ark of the Covenant? It'll that'll be me. I. See I would have expected to hear this coming out of the NFL before coming out of Major League Baseball because baseball by nature's pretty socially distance right. Right Football They're all up in each other's grills. I mean it's going to be interesting to see how that plays out. I hope this doesn't happen. Yeah I. Really Hope Seven don't tell. Football, don't happen to hockey. Yeah, now, baseball season now pretty much at a crossroads. And it shouldn't be canceled at least not yet, but it's day to day one more team outbreak, and it may be impossible for to continue. The ugliest words in baseball are now hovering over the entire industry. Wait till next year. This is a different type of strike. Sick rights. Exactly. This is an extended seventh inning stretch. Oh, please say it won't happen. Please more like a first innings stretch. Yeah, right exactly I the first out happened and oh. They're on strike again. That's news all the way around all right. We're going to check in with Professor Michael Bus He's a public policy. Analyst economics expert Professor Finance at a Stockton University. This as the Senate. has passed that one trillion dollar corona's corona, virus or leap bill known as the heels act well, we'll compare and contrast it to the three point five trillion dollar version over in the house and find out what. Whatever they come up with whatever compromise they come up with what it means for your wallet when Dr Michael, Bessler joins us at six, thirty, five, six, thirty, one, now, thirteen ten f. k. thirteen ten kfi am preps. Radio is northern Colorado's home for the past high school coverage. Up, northern Colorado rockies baseball can be heard crystal clear on northern. Colorado's voice, Thirteen ten KFI K. Yeah, that is a truncated sixty game season is an further truncated lists after You have the covert nineteen outbreak with the Miami Marlins, putting the future of the major league baseball season in questions, six, thirty, eight, now, thirteen ten Kfi a thirteen ten KFI K. A. Dot com northern Colorado voice morning with Gail the Auto Collision Specialists Studios. Alright well. It took a little longer than expected, but you had. Senate Republicans unveiling. Their, next a corona virus stimulus package proposal, it's the heels act that stands for health, economic assistance, liability, protection and schools. Yep, time to fire up the funny money printing press once again for analysis joined this morning. A good friend of the show Dr Michael Bundler Professor Bessler as public policy, analysts, economics, expert, and a professor of finance at Stockton University in new. Jersey, and May I add a phillies fan as well. Are you worried about the health of your phillies? Well. I! Yes, yes, I am. They cancelled last night's game between the phillies and the Yankees I think mostly because the marlins were in Philadelphia. But opening series they last and they left a whole lot of germs behind. So they have to cancel that, so I didn't get to watch phillies last night. Well, we're all heartbroken. The very premise, the very thought of canceling Major League Baseball I mean I get it. It was a little strange as most things aren't era of Covid, nineteen with the Cardboard Fan, base and piped-in organ, music and the. Laugh track or the fan track whatever you WANNA, call it that didn't quite match up with the accident on the field, but at least it was baseball. Yeah I felt the same way and I think the. Teams, did a pretty good job of trying to make it feel like there was fans in the stands, and they were doing some cheering You're right. It wasn't the way you'd expect it, but at least it was baseball back, and we can watch their favorite players now all this is in jeopardy, and of course we have all the other sports. Coming up coming out, show what's going to happen? Yeah, okay, well changing gears. Let's talk about the the Heels Act The heels act standing for health economic assistance, liability, protection and schools Let's take a deep dive into what that looks like. Yeah so first of all I I WANNA start off by saying. If. We take a look at this. Second really got a round of stimulus from an economic standpoint. It really is not needed I would say this now. A political standpoint it is needed, and that's why it's going to go through. So why do I? Why do I say it isn't needed? So the economy was doing exceptionally well in January February the virus it. We had a shutdown We plunged into recession. Congress passed a first rounder stimulus nearly three trillion dollars with all the phases involved. It is working splendidly. It went into got into the hands of. The Americans in the month of May I believe the recession ended on April thirtieth. Month of May wasn't very strong recovery. Why do I say that? We created two point eight million jobs in May. That's now granted. We were way down, but we're looking at the speed of the recovery, and it is going very well so two point eight million jobs that doubled the monthly record. in addition to that retail sales obviously plummeted during the recession. Increased eighteen percent in the month of May so may was real strong. How June? June we added four point six million jobs that nearly doubled the record we said the month before retail sales were up about eight percent. There's a couple other indicators industrial production and manufacturing all look very very positive, so we're looking at a v-shaped recovery. Now hit killing I. There's an increase in a number of cases mostly in the. South Florida Texas California Oklahoma. Et cetera some. Places are shutting down, so there's fear. Are we going to slide back into recession? I don't think so I think. One piece of eight and we don't have much yet, but last Thursday. The new unemployment claims which I expected to skyrocket because everybody's being laid off or so, they say in the press only went up slightly slam. Up Yeah lightly so I think. When the July jobs number comes out which is the first week and August I. Think you're GonNa see a probably about a million jobs added, and it's positive, so the bottom line is the economy is recovering. I don't think we need anymore. Stimulus and we don't have the money. Before. This virus hit. The federal government's deficit would have been one trillion dollars, so we're spending a trillion dollars more than we're bringing in a tax revenue this year before the virus it. We just passed. The three did pass a three trillion dollars stimulus package that takes the deficit this year up to four trillion dollars now they're talking about another one or two trillion. We're going to be saying five to six trillion dollar deficit this year alone now. Most people say well. That doesn't affect me out of I. Don't want to feel that. And there is some truth to that, but what's happening is. the public debt, which is a total of all deficits. We've ever run up before this year which twenty three trillion or adding four five six? Whatever we're adding this year making the twenty eight twenty nine trillion dollar problem, most economists will tell you if the public that is less than one years GDP can carry it. Won, this year's GDP will be slightly over twenty trillion. We have a debt that'll approach twenty nine trillion. Trouble in future, right? The interest expenses alone even I went straight to low are in the four hundred billion dollar range, and and climbing. That's less money. We can spend each year on better programs. We don't need anymore. Stimulus economically politically. This is an election year as we know, and both parties want to say look. We're the ones that got us out of this so up passing this. All right so so you and I have taught some length about the stimulus. Palooza, and now we've got stimulus Palooza two point. Don't get me wrong. A lot of people are hurting on a multitude of levels as a result of all the. Shutdown I mean some businesses will never open again so I? Don't begrudge anyone. Any dollars in their pocket, but the problem that we talked about was people being incentivized to stay home instead of getting back to work now the Republican proposal as I understand, it will slash that six hundred dollar weekly jobless benefit boost to just two hundred dollars weekly through September. Now I understand what you're saying Professor Butler that it is a political year, and well everything has been politicized, but you have to wonder. Will the Democrats come to the table on this one. Yeah I. Think what's going to happen is that they were looking? In fact, they passed A. Trillion dollar stimulus package the Republicans in the Senate have about a one trillion dollars. So now you have to negotiate and I'm not sure where we'll end up. However with that extra unemployment compensation, you're probably going end up at about four hundred dollars. They want six that the Republicans. Want two hundred. Probably going to split the difference in end up around four. You bring up an excellent point gail. By giving people six hundred dollars a week. More than two-thirds of the unemployed people are earning more money, not working than going back to work so as you point out. That was a great disincentive. To go back to work and then great incentive to stay unemployed I talked to dozens of small business. People who tell me they're opening back up. They can't get their workers to come back to work because her making more money being unemployed and that's the problem. The Republicans are trying to fix it. We'll see what happens in the negotiation. To ask you very quickly and I know spring in the sun you, but somehow I think you know the answer to I pulled this out of the wall. Street Journal it was an opinion piece by the editorial board Jerome Powell's price fix is in the Fed flirts with controlling the treasury debt yield curve. Can you give us the Reader's digest version of what that means? So the the yield curve, has to do with interest rates and and the level of interest rates is tied to how much somebody perceives that they're taking so. if you tie up your money for ten years, you're taking more risk than somebody. You ties up their money for five years, so the yield curve means at the longer you tie up the money, the higher the interest rates are. Sometimes we get an inverted yield curve where the long term rates are less than the short term rates that often. To a slowdown in the economy, I think seven out of ten times that happened. A recession followed so what they want. The Federal Reserve is going to manipulate the interest rates to make sure that the yield curve as normal rather than going into an inverted deals curve, which again could lead into some problems I'm not sure that's a good idea or a bad idea. Necessarily, there's arguments on both sides, but that's what the Wall Street Journal's trying to point out. Thank you I appreciate that I always appreciate your insights and your perspectives. Professor! Layer of course economics expert to public policy analyst finance professor at Stockton University in New Jersey. Where can we learn more about you and your work? Surely, so you can follow me on twitter, which is at 'em bus slur? That's at md US l. e. r. and the on Facebook search for funding democracy funding democracy on facebook and I have a page there with all my columns. I'd be happy if you've followed me well, and here's to hoping that Major League Baseball still swinging for the fences and I hope your phillies remain healthy. Thank, you have a good day you to six forty nine now thirteen ten KFI KFI burst. UNC bears talking game. Coverage lives thirteen ten K.. F. K. Thirteen ten KFI K, a thirteen ten KFI K.. A., DOT COM northern, Colorado's voice. Six fifty five, all sports story in northern Colorado, state in the country tune into the hall show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten KFI. It's just cruel. Kobe Gina's. Jangling. And admittedly shortened baseball season in front of us, and then after three days yanking away or talking about yanking away now. They haven't made that decision yet, but we've already seen some games canceled this as a result of some the MARLINS players coming down testing positive for covid nineteen so now major league baseball is kind of scratching its proverbial head, saying So, what do we do next? Do we postpone the season? What can they do? In a time of covid nineteen, because this was always a concern that everything was all finding good baseball by its nature continent by its very nature, pretty much a social distanced I mean. It's not like golf. When everybody's playing army golf and playing the entire course, you gotta get your money's worth right left right left right, but the fact of the matter is. It seemed as though baseball. Baseball like a steam. It seems as though baseball would be the one sport that would actually be able to take place with all of the guidelines and the regulations and the restrictions in place. 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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 174: Coronavirus Update, AL Central Preview, AL West Preview, Top 6 MLB Stadiums

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 174: Coronavirus Update, AL Central Preview, AL West Preview, Top 6 MLB Stadiums

"In Baseball PODCASTS. We cover everything major league from sprint tree to the world series. Got Your Favorite Club cover from New York to Boston to this. Is the Golden State media concepts baseball? Podcasts hello and welcome to the G. S. MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the G. M. C. podcast network. Thank you for listening. I am your host Kevin Mallik today of of recording. It is Wednesday march twenty fifth. You're listening to this either Thursday Friday or maybe even over the weekend since we're all at home. Pretty much quarantined across the nation. I know president trump has yet to impose the national stay at home order but a handful of states like we discussed on Mondays episode as well as quite a few cities. They have ordered stay-at-homes as recent as this week from Monday's episode until now the governor of Pennsylvania has issued a stay at home for Montgomery County where I live in Pennsylvania so I will be at home almost exclusively for the next two weeks here but That's no excuse not to get you guys. Quality content out there via the podcast. If you're listening on Apple Itunes or spotify or wherever. You're getting your podcast. Please share us on your social media pages. If you're on the apple I tunes you hit those three little buttons down. The Right Click share go over to facebook and post something saying. Hey if you're a baseball fan you'd like this podcast check it out. We appreciate it if you are listening and you haven't done so already scroll down. Click the five star review. That really helps us. Continue to spread the word. It helps with the algorithm within itunes for us to be on the up and coming or news in noteworthy whatever section that they have within the. I tunes podcast function. That helps out as well as writing a review. We don't have any reviews written out there. If you guys leave a five star review write a review. I'll read them here on the podcast. We want to engage you guys via social media out there as well instagram. Facebook twitter comment concerns. Give us a question if you guys have any questions. Hit US up on twitter will answer those. Mcc baseball on twitter. We'll we'll go back and forth. We'll have an interactive segment here on one of our shows if we get enough questions but the first segment here today once again. It's the national news. Everybody's discussing it. There are no sports continuing to go on. So we'll just talk about the corona virus in general once again but there is finally good news. That was released here as of Wednesday the twenty fifth the Senate finally agreed to a stimulus. Package this was after five. Seven ten days of negotiation back and forth both parties looking at different situations. A lot of the Democrats. Want to make sure it ends up in the end users and the word is the Republicans. They're trying to take care of the small business side of the economy and after five seven. Ten days again of intense negotiating. This seems to be a a bipartisan bill. Meaning that both both parties obviously agreed to it not a democratic bill or Republican. Bill but bipartisan. That's nice to hear in times like this. We're able to still come together on the same page and realize that the people out there are going to need this stimulus package would do to layoffs unemployment and running through a brief checklist out there. If you guys haven't seen what's going on across the country obviously it changes a little bit state to state but nationally. Some of the good news is we're going to get checks in our pocket we're GONNA get money from the federal government now. There are stipulations if you file jointly it's up to seventy five thousand individually or one hundred and fifty thousand if you file jointly. If you're over that mark the amount of twelve hundred per adult will start to disperse and start to get less and less. But if you made under seventy five thousand last year you'll get checks up to twelve hundred dollars as well as five hundred dollars per child so me and my wife. My daughter we. We're going to expect a little bit of money here and the cutoff they do have is. You'll get nothing at all if you as a single filer. You'll and you're over ninety nine thousand dollars. You Won't receive any of this money and if you file jointly. Obviously that math adds up to one ninety eight where you would not get any of this funding as well but as as regarding to time line where we're looking at a lot of people are saying. Checks are going to be cut out in April which means obviously with the federal government. Give it a few weeks after that. Anybody who files their taxes knows it will take two to three weeks for everything to process and finalise itself so we can expect those probably the month of May now that it's already the end of March ear once again the Senate has agreed on this and they're still a timeline for ultimate approval. President trump has come out and said he will approve this if it does reach his desk. But that's the other tidbit here. What we'll talk about a little bit later as where we go from here but additional language in content. That's in this stimulus package significant amount of money for all the hospitals and healthcare out there. Obviously we're aware of those people on the frontlines. Battling this illness and the lack of resources that were starting to come upon especially at these smaller establishments. Obviously the big cities will be overwhelmed. Be just due to the millions and millions of people and the lack of overall hospitals within the immediate area and then the lack of resources within those hospitals so I I know a lot of resources are coming in from overseas. We've changed manufacturing. Plant some companies here in the. Us have said. Hey we're going to start to make these as opposed to you. Know our normal product since that industry is deemed non-essential and has been shut down so a lot of things are happening internally to to help with healthcare and hospitals and obviously this money for them to basically that person or individual through insurance and just everything would be way too much so a lot of money going into the hospitals and the healthcare vertical one stipulation or kind of. I guess snag in the overall approval of this package was the airlines. The airlines are GONNA GET BIG BAILOUT. Which makes sense of course because if you're told to stay at home you certainly can't fly anywhere and generally with I think seventy five or eighty percent occupancy rate. That's what the airlines are running their business on that profit. That's supposed to come in and now that that's at tend fifteen percent. There's two three people on every airplane. They're losing money. Big Time with every flight that goes on there with gas salaries personnel everything to have two or three people make a couple of hundred bucks but the problem is that this happened in the past with the car industry now. I was in college the last time this happened so I wasn't as aware or present as a responsible adult. Kinda see what was going on. I was just more worried about what When my exams were and where the party was that weekend but the cars apparently used that bail out to buy back a ton of stocks. They didn't use that correctly and they still went bankrupt and still went out of business thus obviously the recession. Because hey we already helped you once says the federal government. We're not gonNA do it again. And they're worried that the airlines could take the same kind of instances. Hey we got all this money so what we're GONNA do is buy stock now that it's very low and then when it comes back up will make more money. We'll we'll help ourselves out and basically the government said. Hey that's not allowed. You need to put this back into employees resources infrastructure. Whatever you need to do but this is the only money you're going to get so if you screw this up and use it incorrectly. We're not GONNA help you out again a second time. And that's the problem you know if you're if you're looking at the market now a days looking at the airlines of you think they're ultimately going to bounce back. I'm unsure just due to the discussion around what's the correct word for it where you get sick a second time where it comes back around You know we want to think that once it passes we're going to go back to normal but then you're going to get four hundred people on an airplane once again full capacity and that's just not going to continue to spread if they're going internationally or even domestically it's this is going to be a long time for the airline industry to bounce back whether it's twelve eighteen twenty four months. I think it's GONNA take a couple of years even until potentially vaccine presents itself. Where hey you got once you get this vaccine. Now you're good you're never gonna get it again because if it just continues to be circular go away come back go away come back this new way of life that we have the travel both domestic and internationally via the airlines may not be the way we want to go about it so the airlines are very much in a tricky situation moving forward but again we touched on it but the what happens next here the Senate has agreed upon the stimulus package. They will vote as of Wednesday that will pass based on the negotiation that everybody has been doing once it passes through the Senate it then goes over to the House of Representatives for the House to vote on it. We haven't had any inclination on when they would vote on this The general public president trump. Everybody obviously thinks this needs to be done asap every day that goes by where this is implemented in. The wheels are turning. Small businesses are going under. People are losing money a lot of bad things happening in the economy and then if the house were to pass it then it gets sent to. President Trump's desk where he has already said that he will sign off on it so that is a positive where we don't know exactly what the house is thinking. Nancy Pelosi Speaker Their House. She kind of walked around the question. When asked hey? Is this going to pass? How do you think it'll pass? Do they do remote voting with people being sick not being able to be there in person? It's a very tricky situation. But I anticipate this being done by our next show next Monday. Where we'll talk about? You know the finality of this. How it went through when it went through what to expect moving forward but overall good news stimulus. Package a lot of you guys. Listening to this out. There will receive money from the federal government to help you guys pay bills and then once again in the future hopefully have some discretionary income to either travel or or put back into the economy as we try to get back to normal here but day. Ten eleven of quarantine were continuing to push through this. Everybody stay at home out there if you can. Obviously I know certain individuals. Don't have that luxury. So if you do have that option please stay at home call. Your friends facetime. Them have a little bit of a happy hour via group. Facetime if you need to do it that way with the Internet and the technology we have you should be able to get things done from home such as myself recording this podcast here in my basement in my studio still getting great content out for you guys out there but that wraps up the first segment here of the MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network after a brief word from one of our sponsors. We'll come back. We'll talk major league baseball. We've got some updates. There via the corona virus will take you through what to expect some timelines from conversation so hang with us here for just a brief moment will come back talk in. Mlb this is your ultimate. Stop for everything sports. The golden state media concepts sports. Podcast shoot I say more from the NFL. Melby the NBA MMA. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen hello and welcome back to the second segment here of the G. S. M. C. That's the golden state media concepts baseball. Podcast brought to you by the G. S. MC podcast network. I'm your host as always Kevin Mahalick coming to you here with episodes every Monday and Thursday. Not a lot going on. Obviously in the major league baseball world nothing on the field to talk about specifically we do have some injuries to bring up later in our fifth segment which will just be are random bag of assortment for baseball to talk about here but this second segment. We're following up on the corona virus in the first segment. I talk to you guys about the stimulus. Package that is in the process of being past may have been passed depending on. You're listening to this if it's the weekend already the weekend of the March twenty seventh or twenty eighth but the an article that came out by Jeff Passan of ESPN and Major League. Baseball touched on a lot of things that we have been talking about here in regards to the MLB in the corona virus. And I know you're probably thinking. Hey CAV a lot of this is repetitive week. After week but it. It's the story and the topic of conversation. It's what everybody's talking about. It's how everybody's trying to stay up to date stay on the forefront make quality decisions regarding logistics infrastructure back to play. It's not only the baseball side of things but the business side of things very very much being thought through and this is highlighted in Jeff's article where he says the MLB and the PA. They've been meeting over the course of the last three or four days where they are quote unquote juggling a lot of different topics the first three or the biggest three that they're talking about are advancing player salaries. They WANNA make sure people at the big league level are compensated here for the month of April as well as the end of March opening day. Being tomorrow I believe Thursday or today Thursday. The twenty sixth again recording this on the twenty fifth from the home. Studio here so if new information comes out Thursday or Friday. Don't hold it against me because we're recording here Wednesday but advancing player salaries big concern within the MLB non player employees will get paid through April cost cutting potentially coming in the month of. May that will be an interesting conversation. They want to make sure everybody gets paid through April. And may they're gonNA start looking at cost cutting however I know it's not entirely baseball related but the Philadelphia Seventy sixers my hometown hoop team very much ashamed to be a fan of right now and embarrassed honestly for ownership and I don't know if they're going to recover from this in the public's eye but they cut worker salaries twenty thirty forty percent depending on your income for the month of March and literally thirty minutes after this happened. The net worth of the owner started trending on twitter. Basically saying hey you're cutting twenty percent from people making seventy grand. Thank YOU MR two point. Two billion dollars in the bank. Yeah we're really. We're really sorry that you're losing some money this month in the pandemic and you're GonNa take it from your employees. Well it took all of about twelve hours for the city of Philadelphia and the Internet to remain undefeated basically throwing a big Beep beep since I can't cuss this. This podcast a beep beep back at the sixers and they reverse course saying hey. It was a wrong decision. We've realized that. And we have now righted it and a lot of the other NBA owners. And I'm sure now discussing Major League Baseball. Mlb owners are upset with Philadelphia reversing course because they were very much on the wait and see approach. We're going to see how Philadelphia reacts to this how he's the owner of the New Jersey devils saw say the Sixers and New Jersey the devils not a lot of anger with the devils fans. I'll be honest the sixers though we came in hot at the ownership and was not pleased with what was going on as well as the AA. They came out reverse course. Trevor Lawrence trying to start a go fund me for victims of the corona virus and the instability said. Hey you can't use your likeness to raise money. Are you kidding me for the pandemic? I know this is a baseball podcast and I just thought that was absurd so I wanted to bring that up here as well so everything coming around. I don't think they're going to cut costs in. May I know they're going to want to? But that the feedback and the pushback from the public I think will make them. Reverse course and then payments for minor league players were a big concern within the MLB because they haven't been compensated since last September like we talked about. They don't get paid for spring training. It is a per diem per meal allowance but not their salary to which they're compensated on throughout the regular season so those were the three biggest ones that they're trying to iron out today this week tomorrow to try to figure out for the month of April specifically basically pay. Everybody is what they're going to have to do. You just have to pay them for April and then figured outcome may hopefully. We're coming back. Maybe you can delay payment. We'll see what happens but they're compensating everybody for the month of April shadow to MLB for stepping up. And doing that. The hope that we're hearing out of these conversations is to begin in early June or middle of June which then gets set a July kickoff like I talked about I said July fourth is my sweet spot my date where I think everything will start to get back to normal. There's conversation around the All Star Game July fourteenth potentially being away to kick it off. I don't know what are they gonNa vote last year's All Star Team I. I don't really understand that as I'm reading. It and communicating with people. How the All Star game would be a nice kick off. Its opening day. Just do it. Who cares what it is. It's GONNA be fantastic to see baseball. I know that the All Star game was supposed to be in. La Hollywood big money dodger stadium celebrities. Are you just going to say? Hey the best player from every team come on down for a day. I don't know I don't get that but they're hoping early. June started off in July. That's what I'm thinking about There is talk from the players that up to two days a week. They'll be willing to play doubleheaders so whatever that is. They're going to need a day off a week. So that gives you six days to double editors is four four other game so eight games a week. Let's talk July four six eight. Let's see twelve twelve times eight ninety one. Oh six even with the doubleheaders. If you're starting in July I know they said as close to one sixty two as possible but as close to one hundred or even over one hundred. Maybe a better goal here I I. You got over half a season you gotta play more than eighty one games. That's how I feel for this to count as a legitimate championship if the phillies win it. Don't get me wrong I'M GONNA throw it in everybody's face like accounts one hundred percent but whoever does win this year there is going to be a little bit of A. Yeah but you know it was only eight games. And if the Raiders Games last year the nationals wins even made the playoffs and they won the whole thing so clearly. Is it justified? If you're that city heck it's justified and if you're not obviously that's going to be your argument but two days a week up to double headers. Maybe a Friday Tuesday double header at the end of the series before travel days. I agree with that. I think we are going to see more double headers to nine snow. Way they play the sevens like we talked about last week. But I I would love some doubleheaders. If there's not going to be fans there anyway you don't have to worry about tickets day night. Doubleheader is clear and clean in the stadium in between Games. Just play man. It's like you're back in college like you're back on the tournament routes. They're weekend fall. Baugh trying to show off with the showcases doubleheader. Let's go lay some up. Let's play some ball. It'll be fun to watch these guys. Just get back to their kids days even more of Hey. Let's go running back a half hour next game. Get a sandwich in between games. Get back out. There played double header so both sides have agreed to play into October if necessary with playoffs possibly coming at a neutral site in November. That's again back to if the Yankees or the phillies are in the postseason. They need to go play in a warmer climate. They could head back down to this spring training complexes to play quote unquote neutral site but a little bit of a home field advantage because of spring training. Obviously you have fans of that team kind of hanging around there year round or would be willing to make the trip such as a spring training atmosphere. Playoff expansion has been discussed. Not in a ton of detail right now. They're really gonNA wait to figure out how many games they're gonNA play. And then if that means how. Many teams will make the playoffs. The more games played the less teams will make the playoffs. In my opinion. If you only get fifty sixty games you might as well play a World Cup style of Group. Match to best of thirty two. Yeah why not go? Soccer best at thirty two group play round a sixteen best. Three the way down boom there you go. Everybody gets shot the people tank and they're going to lose anyway so not not a time to talk about their. But where the stalemate comes into play the quote UNQUOTE STALEMATE THAT'S THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO. And that's the scenario that I talked with you guys about in regards to cancelling the entire season. If we're able to control this virus and get a season what do you do with Miki Bets? The dodgers there's no way they're gonNA let him walk after trading these prospects and not getting a single game out of Mukhi bets. And if you're a player you're not just going to let a year of your life be washed because again you'd be a free agent at thirty one instead of thirty. Maybe you get four years instead of five and it costs you twenty million dollars. They didn't pay you during the year. That wasn't played. And now you're not getting paid on the back end because you lost your so basically they just took a year of compensation off of your dinner plate and that's where the players have a huge problem with it and there was a conference call with a ton a named Big Name players involved upwards of seventy five one hundred people Sunday night talking about all these different circumstances all these different situations so it was nice to see that the players are very much involved with. What's going on the Mike? Trout's the Bryce Harper's the anthony ran dones all of those individuals front santer trying to figure out and make sure that we have a solid structure moving forward and once we can get back. We get back home in and everybody's on the same page that wraps up the second segment here of the G. S. MCC baseball. Podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network that wraps up our corona virus stock for the episode. I know you guys. It's the first twenty minutes or so every one of these episodes but it's everything we gotta talk about. Stay safe stay home. Just tell all your loved ones that you love them. Obviously everybody out there do your part wash your hands. Stay home facetime video time. We appreciate everybody. You can't stay home and the healthcare profession. Shout out to you guys who have to go to work And all the essential workers out there keeping the US up and running here as long as we possibly can. But if you haven't done so already right it's a review gives five stars wherever you're listening. We appreciate it. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick. We're GONNA PAUSE RIGHT NOW. For a brief word from one of our sponsors. Hang on the flip side. 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I appreciate you guys listening out there if you haven't done so yet share this podcast with one of your friends. Who who you know is a huge baseball fan. Loves Major League Baseball? Maybe is not a listener yet. Send them a link. Say Hey check this out my boy CAV. He talks to us. Every Monday and Thursdays got good. Takes good entertainment on everything Major League Baseball? Now that I've gotten guys updated on the corona virus. You know everything. That's going on with the stimulus package you up to date with the MLB PA conversations around potentially starting up in July. We're GONNA continue around the divisions with my previews and my takeaways in this segment. We'll discuss the AL central in the next segment talk about the Al West. That'll wrap up each division across the leagues and the next Monday. I'll give you guys my playoff predictions on ultimately. What I think is going to happen. And who is going to make the playoffs based on all the feedback and everything that I've been talking to you guys about here over the last couple of weeks so jumping right into it today the Al Central Alphabetically here in this division starting out with the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox have had seven straight years of under five hundred baseball. Oh Man I know that I know that feeling well rooting for the phillies here. The last decade but yeah the White Sox seven straight years under five hundred however there were a few bright spots last year. A couple of them in particular. Al batting champion. Tim Anderson a young kid. They're continuing to come in his own. Should be a force for years to come here in the American league hit everything last year and I looked for him to continue to improve this year they also had the American league. Rbi leader in Jose or bray you. Jose continues to drive in runs. Hit power is not so much an average guy anymore but Still a tough out in the American league central in the middle of that lineup they added Catcher yeahs Monte Grande doll as well as rightfielder no more Missouri so they look to the offensive side and said Hey I got Tim Anderson. I gotTa Jose. Abreu you let me add. Dha Edwin Encarnacion who continues to be a bit of an ageless. Wonder he continues to rake and just drop bombs wherever he goes so. Now you've got Jose Abreu Encarnacion Anderson add Grand Dome Azzaro. There you go. You got a little bit of an offense coming together a little bit of a lineup there at least in the middle of it the heart of your lineup is going to be difficult to to walk through once again here if you're the opposing teams from the pitching perspective. They got a couple of guys coming off. Tommy John that they're hoping to bounce back. Michael Kopech Carlos run down a row. Don Excuse me through in an extra. And they're he's coming off a Tommy John so they bounce back and have solid years as well as they added to left east to the starting rotation Dallas Kaikal. He worked his half a season in Atlanta into a nice deal with the white sox and then they added Gio Gonzalez. Who's been around the block a little bit from the left handed side but a professional pitcher? So the white socks go this year. Should be to get over that five hundred mark. I think the playoffs. Maybe a little bit of a stretch but ultimately should be improved from a year ago continuing around the AL central the Cleveland Indians. They're actually trending the opposite direction. They had ninety three wins last year. They were a wildcard team. They had won the division. I believe two or three years running until the Minnesota twins finally took that title last year. They didn't make any additions. Big additions offensively. They'll continue to run out the likes of Jose Ramirez Francisco Lindor Carlos Santana. They're infield very strong and we'll have to carry them offensively now. They did trade. Trevor Bauer but the rotation of bieber clubbing Gerin Carrasco still a solid top. Three the bullpen. You know could leave something to be desired. They've a few good arms back their hand. He continues to be solid if he bounces back. So strong names in the Cleveland. Indians ninety. Three wins didn't make any huge additions. Trending down ever so slightly once again. Pitching should be solid enough. They do have professionals. But as a whole the Cleveland Indians I think for the first time in years this is going to be when they start to come back to Earth and unfortunately I think they may have missed their opportunity and winning that world series when they went to that game seven against the Chicago cubs in the rain. Delay may have turned the tide and and sent the title Chicago instead of Cleveland. But yeah that's the Iranians heading the wrong way here still potentially a playoff team but not improved over last year in my opinion next up we got the Detroit Tigers. They should be bottomfeeders once again in this division. Unfortunately really not much to look forward to if you're a tigers fan when it comes to baseball this summer this fall Matthew Boyd left handed. Starting pitcher he continues to be trade bait four teams out there if there is a trade deadline. That's where it gets very interesting once again with Boyd. If they play fifty eighty hundred games. When is that trade deadline where they be able to get as much for him because scouting could very much be affected? The trade deadline. I don't know if they're going to allow scouts to travel. I don't think people will be flying yet in regards to see this minor league player. It's going to have to be a local scout or video and because of that I don't think you'll see as much activity during the trade deadline just due to restrictions on travel and scouting and money and everything along those lines so Michael Fulmer needs to be healthy for the Tigers. Jordan Zimmermann doesn't look like he has much left in the tank right handed starter form. He was in Washington for years standard. Very much a professional but he seems to be trailing off with the tail end of his career and then Miguel Cabrera from the offensive side he continues to slide down down and he's owed a ton of money him and Albert Pool Holson. Chris Davis are the three new poster child's for big money contract deals for two months term. Too Much Lane that the player doesn't live up to from the tail. End Side of things and doesn't give you that money's worth Ryan Howard. Was that guy from. Oh nine to fourteen now. Cabrera Poll Davis. Those guys says we turn into the two thousand twenty here. They did add Jonathan Scoop or shoop as well as Austin Romaine offensively to try to get more professional at bats. Shoop was very good last year in Baltimore row. Mine is a professional like I talked about. Won't give away at bat so should be slightly improved from last year but very much the fifth placed team here in the AL central spoiler alert for my final standings air. But the Detroit. Tigers are not going to be very good the Kansas city royals. They had one hundred losses a year ago. New Manager Mike. Matheny he comes over from the Saint. Louis Cardinals manage them for a few years passed as playoff experiences. A very respected manager at the big league level. That's a positive move for the royals. Their pitching staff however leaving a ton to be desired. They had the fourth worst. Era In baseball last year at five point two and they didn't do a ton to improve the rotation they're just hoping that their internal prospects or their people that were in the division last year continued to improve. It's GONNA be interesting. They signed Mike L. Franko from the phillies. A bust of a prospect to replace Mike stockists who finally moved onto a long term deal. They're going to need people to step up. Can Kansas City. There's Duffy in the rotation. I believe from the left side. It's just man. Detroit and Kansas City Hug just and Kansas City was right there in the playoffs making the world series. They how the mighty have fallen for them very very quickly here and then wrapping up rounding out this division. The Minnesota twins one. Oh one sixty one last year their first ale central title since two thousand and Ted. Twenty ten back when I was in college watching them play Joe Mauer. Us probably still catching at that point. They were never able to make a run but always in playoffs. Always in postseason contention coming back to this year. Sophomore Manager Rocco Ball Deli Hill hope to avoid that sophomore slump for his guys the adjustments that have been made for their hitters. They did add Josh Donaldson to a four year. Ninety two million dollar deal. He's GonNa like hitting at target field. I know that much from the right side hitting them up into that field porch. So offensively can they mash yet again. Kepler Who else everybody man. They got a great great lineup down there but they did lose Kyle Gibson in the starting rotation gabby good solid professional starting pitcher. They replaced him with Kenton Majeida. So that's probably a wash from the Minnesota perspective. My eight a little bit older. Maybe a little bit less stuff but less money than Gibson as well. So will they be able to hit Minnesota like they did last year man? I think they're going to be able to and I think they win this division again. So let's talk about. Let's talk about where we see everybody. Finishing I have the Minnesota twins once again Jose Burritos and him at the top of that rotation should be very good and then following them up as a surprise and number two. I have the Chicago White Sox. I got the white sox. Possibly in playoff contention honestly. I don't think so. But but flirting with it based on some of the conversations. We've had here next up. I have the Indians in the end. You could put them second in the division. That's probably where the popular opinion is. Just based on years past. I think the white socks make a big leap forward this year. Jump the Indians who continue to fade and then rounding out with the Kansas City royals and the Detroit Tigers very much in fifth place bringing up the rear so the twins. They seem to be the winner here. The front runner far and away. Then you've got the white sox and Indians battling for second third place. But based on playing the royals tigers could put themselves in playoff contention because I do think both of those teams blues one hundred plus Games this summer or if we played one hundred sixty two you know. I don't know what the reference point is they lose a sixty out of one hundred instead of one hundred out of one sixty but that wraps up the third segment here of the GS MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network. We talked about the AL central. Hang with us here for just a moment after a brief word from one of our sponsors when we come back we're GonNa talk about the Al West there's good going on in the Al West. This year was going to be all about the Houston Astros and the sign stealing scandal but corona virus came in and said man. I got your back. You're GonNa talk about me. Twenty four seven. So we'll talk about that and much more for just a second Mahalick. Gmc Baseball PODCAST. 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Getting you guys the latest up to date information on the corona virus at the top of the show about the conversations that are happening every day between major league baseball and the MLB PA everything from coming back in June to the doomsday scenario of know baseball across the board a lot of conversations being had so there's Information leaking out coming out week after week day after day. Here as we try to work through this pandemic as best we can and get back to living our lives as normal as soon as possible last segment. I preview the AL central for you guys. I believe the Minnesota twins. They're going to win that for a second straight year. They've improved adding Josh Donaldson. I think the Indians Fade and one of the surprises. The Chicago White Sox if you haven't looked at that lineup or that rotation do yourself a favor and dive into that a little bit. They're going to surprise some people this summer. And I think finally take that. Step back into contention even if it is at a reduced number of games here but this segment is all about the Al West our last and final division to preview here on the podcast starting out alphabetically as always with the Houston Astros. One hundred wins last year for the third straight season they were defeated in the world series. Obviously game seven at home the only world series in history where the road team won all seven games at just doesn't make sense even still. I don't know how the heck that happened. But the Astros. They got a little bit worse this off season. I'll be completely honest with you anytime you lose the best pitcher on the planet. Your team's a little bit worse than it was a year ago. Garrett Cole signing with the New York Yankees they still have Justin Ver- lander and sat grinky at the top of the rotation. This is why they traded for Grinky in the middle of last season. They knew that Cole was going to get paid. And they weren't going to have the financial stability or or opportunity to match because they're over the luxury tax this year. Anyway they're they're GONNA pay that tax being over that two hundred eight million dollar threshold but very much be competitive so worth that extra ten percent but they bring in grinky so the top two in this rotation very strong Justin Burland or did have surgery during spring training this year. That's a concern for Astros fans as he gets up there in age is his body starting to break down. The arm still seems to be their last year his spin rates very much at the top of the League once again. Second in the CY. Young Zack Rinky. Very good as well. The top two guys. They will be strong. It's just a matter of if the bottom of the rotation will be able to match the top of the rotation and keep Houston in a lot of these games. The bullpen is very strong. My Buddy Ryan Presley Roberto Zuniga Joe Smith all back Josh James. Back from last year's team in the rotation mccullers junior is the one gentlemen coming off an injury who I didn't mention who should help them out on the mound but eight out of nine regulars coming back as well. Everybody except for. I think Josh Radic wasn't a regular. And right maybe was I know he played. I don't know if he was a regular. But eight hundred nine back so they should be right around one hundred wins once again and I look for them to win this division for a fourth straight year. I don't know if they're going to hit that. One hundred win mark or winning percentage. I guess whatever one hundred sixty two percent is. I don't know if they'll get to that point but I do think they'll be very good once again next up the angels. The angels here finally trying to get trout to the playoffs. They made quality moves this off season. They added Joe Madden to be the manager of the ballclub. He comes over from the Chicago cubs. A new voice needed. He comes back home he played and was in the La Organization for years and years. So he's excited to be back. They made a splash of the off season. When it came to position players adding Anthony Ren dawn to the fold on seven year deal. So now you have Rangoon Pool Halls Shohei Otani and Mike Trout all in the middle of that lineup at Justin Upton if he can bounce back and have a solid year and all of a sudden you gotTa lineup there of just due to swing the bat rand owns one of the best overall hitters. In Baseball Mike Droughts the best overall player in Baseball Otani show disgusting power when he was healthy last year then he got hurt so they're hoping this year once again he can start for them once a week and the other three or four days with an off day mixed in there as well and then upton bouncing back from a pitching perspective. They missed out on the top of the market they were going after. Garrett Cole people thought he was GONNA come back to La being a UCLA guy coming back home to the west coast but he went where the money was no hate for going where the cash is. That's for sure the rotation once again. Otani potentially in the rotation then they added lower end guys like Julio Teheran and Dylan Bundy professional arms but not top of the rotation guys so the bullpen full of names. That are there. Okay nothing crazy here. So they're going to have to out hit teams announced hit their own rotation from day to day. And that's the only problem. I see them running into the look for them to possibly by Bat at our. Excuse me by an arm at the trade deadline if we do make it that far as a potential move to get them over the Hump because the next squad the Oakland as being an east coast guy. I don't know how this team does it. I I can't figure out every year you look up and you go. How is Oakland went in ninety seven games last two years? They won ninety seven games. I don't know how they're doing it. They don't have any names. Then you look at the Statue. Dig a little deeper. You look at some next level fan graphs and spin rates and sabermetrics and their rotation loaded with guys who are young and throw hard and fill up the statute when it comes to the metrics. They got four out of the five or under twenty eight years old. And they're all extremely hard. Throwers they all throw strikes. They got puck from the left side. It's it's one of those where they sneak up on. You go man. What THE HECK. This guy's throwing cheese again. We just can't get a break here facing the ace. And then their lead at the plate. Obviously by Standard cast of Characters Matt Olsen at First Base Matt Chapman at third. Chris Davis continuing to rake there and the D. H. Tony Camp who they added from the Astros. He'll be at second base. It's just that they are an under the radar excellent baseball team last year. They did start slow and came on late so they won't have that luxury this year of figuring things out as they go but they're certainly in the mix for that next next lot they're out in the Al West the two teams remaining here in this division. Unfortunately I'm not sure it's going to be super competitive this summer. The Seattle Mariners for one are in tanks. Fill their live with the Tigers. The Orioles those types of teams. Just try not to embarrass themselves. They are oh I couldn't imagine being a mariners fan the last time they made the playoffs. Two Thousand and one. I was twelve years old in the seventh grade. Living Outside of Dallas Texas. In two thousand. And one. If you would've told me hey you a mariners fan. They made the playoffs the next time. You're going to see them in. The postseason will be after. You're thirty one years old like Oh God what torture not even make. The Playoffs. Let alone win a title. Just who gosh? And they are going full rebuild. That word is they're gonNA move on from Seger and his contract if they can kyle seager shortstop as well as Dee Gordon at second base both of them have one or two years left to to get even more prospects to see if they can play they got JP Crawford at shortstop from the phillies organization. He he's just he's not gonNA pan out. People talked about him as the top prospect baseball. Kids just can't hit. I plays a solid shortstop. But he can't hit doesn't have the bat speed doesn't have the strength. I don't know what that was all about like ever since Aa. The kid hasn't hit I. It's been years. Oh He's number one he's never hit it. It's just I don't get it so they're going to be the youngest team in experience as well as age when it comes to the twenty twenty season. So look for them. Look for the kids. They're GONNA try to figure out who's who can play in. Who can't that's really what this summer is about. Seattle not exactly winning games but who can play and who can't so if you're up in Washington it's GonNa be a long summer watching. Those mariners play ball but the final team here. The Texas Rangers Little Bit Energy Coming at Arlington. They got new ballpark. They're moving into. They made some moves this off season to try to get the juices flowing. The rotation they have of Corey Kluber Mike Minor Lance Lynn Kyle Gibson and lyles rounding out the rotation. That's a five. That's as solid as most to her as any you know. I don't think it's number one but I would put that up against a lot of if you're going four or five deep it certainly cheaper than the phillies rotation minor Kluber Lynn. They all got cy young votes. Gibson's a solid professional and number four. He was like the two in Minnesota where the three owed to Rizzi and burritos. Then maybe the three Gibson so him at the four here. I think. We'll manage expectations even better and allow him to find his rhythm and settle in on an offensive perspective. They added Todd Frazier who will be their new third baseman. That's a nice move a veteran coming in there as well as Robinson Torino's veteran backstop he'll be the new catcher. Joey Gallo out in right field. Will he continue to hitch in Choo Choo D. h? Willio door or Rauno door. It's it's a solid lineup down in Texas. Where if they're pitching comes together. They could sneak up on people that that's the battle. That's going to be happening this year. This CEO West I think is open for discussion behind the Houston Astros. I think Houston. They're coming in the favorite here. I think they win the Al West but two three and four. That's the conversation I'm having the five of the mariners one astros five mariners the as angels. Rangers or your two three four. I'm GonNa say the as finished second. Just because they always seem to figure it out they always put together a solid ball club and then the angels at third with their additions their move Mike Trout continuing to get better very much impressed with that and then the Texas Rangers rounding out is the fourth place squad but better than most in regards to a fourth place finish so astros as angels Rangers Mariners in the Al West. Leno you guys think out there. Let me know how you think they're gonNA finish on social media if you're not following already do so on facebook instagram twitter as well. We'd love to hear from you. We'd love to engage. Interact leave us a question. We'll we'll do an ask me anything segment on twitter. If you guys send in questions I'll have them answered. Give you my take on what to expect too. You're moving forward. But that wraps up the fourth segment here the GS MCC baseball podcast talking. Al West giving you guys a preview my prediction on the standings hang with the Sierra afterward from one of our sponsors we'll transition into our fifth segment which is a little bit of a mismatch hodgepodge of takes for Major League baseball no real structure. We're GONNA be talking about things. Such as how the big leaguers continuing to work out some social media guys. You've gotTa follow in the meantime Classic Youtube Games to watch a view injuries. We're going to talk about it all so hang with a seer. Gsm See Baseball podcast. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick. Are you looking to get your college football? Fixed looking to get the latest news on your Favorite Schools Deems Diaz Mc College football podcast. Is Your ticket to all things college football. Join us as we talk college football from the National Championship. The college rivalries the bowl game to the heisman trophy. So which converts is the best. We've got you covered for the big ten as these big twelve the PAC twelve ADC and everything in between download the GMC College Football podcast on Itunes stitcher soundcloud Google. Play or anywhere you God gas just type see us empty in the search bar this welcome back to the G. S. baseball podcast brought to you by the GSM see podcast network. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick discussing all things Major League baseball. We've had an excellent show so far for you guys. We've talked corona virus. The new stimulus package that was agreed upon in the Senate as of Wednesday as of time of recording by the time. You're listening to this. Maybe it's passed all the way through. The House gotten onto the desk of the president and he signed it and Cash and checks will be on their way to a lot of Americans bank accounts in April. Or May we're all going to need it out there with the tough times. We're going through right now. Then we discussed the AL central Minnesota twins. I believe once again will reign in that division as well as the A. L. West which goes the Houston Astros one more time. Repeat Division champions in all three Yankees Twins Astro said. The best got better in the off season. I don't know how else to tell you guys where there's not. A ton of upsets happen in there. The conversation that we're going to have next week a lot of it is going to be about the wildcard. Who's going to win those spots because those are the three who's getting four or five in if they expand it who will be six or seven a lot of different things to talk about here but in the fifth segment. This is a segment guys since. There's not a lot going on around Major League Baseball. Currently we're going to discuss a bunch of different topics a bunch of different things. There's really no theme for this segment. It is just you know right now that we're going to start out with social media who you guys need to be following on social media some interactive things that have been posted out there like a lot of people are given to. To`real 's some coaching suggestion for you. Guys out there who are home with kids. How can you help them in the backyard? Alex Rodriguez a rod he. He gave a very detailed Video on instagram. I believe it was a live stream going through some long toss. Then talked about drills hitting drills ee. Talked about how he used to hit. Black beans with a broom stick. He would be in hotels on the road. He would order black beans or beans from the kitchen downstairs. Get something out of you. He would carry a broom stick with them or one of those Training sticks that are very thin and toss beans and try to hit himself and basically said the next day. The ball looked like a softball coming in there. Because if you can hit small beans with a small stick yeah. You're good enough to hit a baseball the next day so that helped him get out of a few different slumps and I thought that was an interesting behind the scenes. Look at what's going on next up Nelson Cruz. He posted some pictures of his workouts. What he's doing down in Dominican Republic Nelson was one of those international players that was able to get back home that we talked about. They were worried about them traveling. And then getting back into the country obviously You Know Nelson was able to get back before anything happened out of control. And he was doing a lot of stretching resistance band workout so it was interesting to see because Nelson. Everybody thinks he's going to continue to slow down. He was here in Baltimore when things are going. Well now. He's in Minnesota when things are going well he seems to bring positive energy and a lot of work ethic with him wherever he goes that rubs off on the kids because he isn't slowing down so for him to show you that takes stretching resistance band exercises and not just the big weights. Being thrown around was nice to see behind the scenes. Harold Reynolds analyst for the Major League Baseball Network. He gave some drills some hand eye coordination footwork. Double plays relay transfers things along those lines things to do at home things to improve upon and then a lot of people just posting videos of them working out and then hitting and baseball fan out there. If you'RE A high school kid. Who's at home if you're a fan? Who's you know of any age? If you just enjoy watching swings to teach to your children potentially whatever situation you're in a lot of people are posting their swings to facebook instagram twitter. Where where they're working. You know at local facilities to hit and David Doll posted. Some Alex Bregman posted a few different workouts. Evan White first basement and the mariners posted one where he's He's got a tennis ball and he's basically hitting it against the wall working on his bat to ball skills his hand eye coordination so if you're a pitcher or if you're a position player that a lot of these major league players are are posting what they're up to now because we're we're going. Oh what are they doing? I if they can't get to the park and work out. What are they doing at home? Hey this is what they're doing. Mike Trout. He posted a video of him. Doing long toss quarantine costs as they put it. A lot of people are practicing with their wives or girlfriends now Nolan Era Nado third baseman for the rockies. He posted a video working on some drills online. Seven straight gold gloves. That doesn't happen by sitting at home. His COUSIN JOSH. Flynn says who's also in the rockies organization. Has Videos of them working out doing things. I talked about Bregman. He's hitting off the machine for breakfast per his caption so basically early morning workout washing your hands. We got aroldis Chapman. Doing some bench press he showing off the gym cable lifting exercises how he has his Cuban missile nickname. Wilson can share as a catcher for the cubs. He said nerve bullets out of a NERF gun from his roommates trying to stay sharp trying to stay connected hitting a smaller object with a smaller batteries. Away to go. Let's see we continue through here homework outs. People are post them online. Lomo Logan Morrison Brewers Michael. Lorenzana the reds. He's a he's a good one follow because he he's built dude doing it. Both you know outfield and pitching so a lot of fun to watch next up. Let's see as we're continuing to just bounce around here segment five if you guys are missing baseball a ton of classic. Mlb Games are currently on Youtube. Whoever you're a fan of there's an article on Major League Baseball Dot Com. That gives you the five best games to rewatch for. Whoever you're a fan of such as the Blue Jays Joe Carter Joey Bats Donald Encarnacion. The Orioles got CAL ripken junior iron man crews in the playoffs Tampa Bay rays reaching the world. Series Wildcard tiebreakers. It's it's pretty cool. How on Major League Baseball? They've come together. They posted every game from last year the year before on the MLB package or MLB TV. Which is now free for everyone over the course of the next thirty to sixty days so if your team was good over the last two years head there check that out maybe in a Phillies Fan. I watching Gabe. Kappler managed team over these last two years. Yeah you know the only game. I may watch the bryce Harper Grand Slam. That happened last year. That's the only one that I would wanNA see. It's an and I don't WanNa get out of these last two years so these ones on youtube go all the way back. I've watched game five of the clinch in two thousand and eight playoffs already. You can go back to nineteen eighty for the Philly's fan so whoever you're a fan of go to youtube type in cardinals full game you can watch the David Freese Game. You can watch you know then. Mb Kershaw full game pirates. You Can Watch Garrett Cole back in two thousand thirteen you can watch back in one thousand nine hundred seventy one them win at all. Whoever you are. There's at least five seven full games on Youtube. That are fun to watch. And and kind of click back on and even stuff with O. ATE and the PHILLIES. I remember that okay. That's cool. There's little things you forget. So if you're watching it a third or fourth time you'll catch something new this time that you didn't see in years past but one of the last bullet points. I want to touch on here. Is Noah Syndergaard Noah? Syndergaard is going to have Tommy John Surgery. There's been a lot to make of syndergaard how hard he throws. How mechanically sound he is. Is Tommy John just inevitable if you throw one hundred miles an hour or can the human body sustain somebody? Who does that syndergaard through as hard as possible? He's throwing over one hundred miles an hour. Can the human body physically maintain the ability to do that year? After year summer after summer or eventually is attendant ligament muscle going to break down where you're going to be required surgery. So syndergaard was out this spring training with discomfort and then now it's come out since the pandemic that they've talked to team trainers they got an MRI and it revealed a tear in the owner. Collateral ligament the UC L. Which is Tommy John Surgery? So the discovery was due to that ligament being torn which now means is twenty. Twenty season is over. It's a nine to twelve month recovery period. And the worry with mets fans and just in general with baseball is that this is going to affect twenty twenty one syndergaard being a free agent after twenty twenty one. These next two years were extremely important to what they were doing and what he had going on in regards to possibly get paid getting that hundred million dollar deal so now you're going to have a Tommy. John Surgery missed year and then only one year back coming off Tommy John. Where typically the? They're not lights out that first year they get back. There's command issues there's issues there's mechanical issues as well. They they just don't come right back in where they were. So he's basically going to miss. Twenty twenty possibly have a little bit of a down year in two thousand twenty one and then somebody's going to get a deal on syndergaard either. He's GonNa come back and figure it out in two years or you know he's never going to be the same which is certainly a possibility. But last episode we previewed the least. I talked about the mets being second or third place because of their rotation. I no longer think that's the case. I think the phillies are now able to jump the mets due to that loss of starter loss of depth and put them right there with the nationals and firmly in the mix for that wildcard spot so as a phillies fan. You know unfortunately never wished injury upon anybody but it certainly helps to phil's this summer in the mets just another blow like I said they're the mets. They'll figure it out. I don't know what it is but that wraps up segment number five here on the MCC baseball podcast brought to you by GSM. See podcast network. We talked about a little bit of everything. How the big leaguers are working out who to follow on Social Media Games. You can see on Youtube and then injuries that are still occurring information. Still coming out about this summer. So Noah Syndergaard has to get Tommy John Not a good look for the mets. That's a huge blow. No matter how many games they play this summer but just a devastating bummer for the fans in New York. And the fans of the mets. So hang with us here though. We're GONNA pause for another word from one of our sponsors when we come back. It's our fun segment our sixth segment. I'm GONNA give you guys my top six ballparks that I have been to last week I gave you the bucket list ones. I want to get to this week. Top six I have been to. It's an interesting list. I think you guys are going to like it. Stick WITH US. Are you looking for the very best? Nfl and college football podcast then check out the GS. Mc football podcast. Get the latest football news both on and off the field from the NFL draft to treats to the rumor mill to the NFL combines. They got you covered. That's GSM see. Podcasts DOT com slash football dash podcasts. Get UPDATES I'm college. Rivalries key insights and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show eat sleeps and breathes football. Don't forget to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Yes MC podcasts. Dot COM FOR MORE INFO. Hello and welcome back to the sixth and final segment of the MC baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick coming to you with two episodes a week every Monday and Thursday. Talking Baseball for you guys. Wherever you're getting your podcasts out there but you already know that because you're listening to us here do me a favor however share us with one of your friend's head to social media share this episode on facebook on Lincoln wherever it is. I know you can hit those three little dots at the bottom right here under your podcast APP. Go to share instagram twitter. Whatever it may be actually texted to a friend say. Hey here's an excellent baseball podcast. I've been listening to these past couple of weeks. Have you checked it out? I know you love all things baseball. It's a fun conversation with Kevin gave him a like. Give them a review. It really goes a long way so I appreciate you guys as always tune in here this sixth and final segment. We like to have a good time. We like to have some fun. That's for sure here and last episode. I gave you guys my top eight bucket list. Ballparks that I have yet to see game action in well today is going to be the top six ballparks that I have seen a game at or that I have been able to attend in my life here so from six to one starting out with number six. We're going to double dip here and our triple dip. Let's triple dip shall we and this is going to potentially upset a few with the listeners out there. But I'm putting Fenway Park Wrigley field in camden yards all in one and all in at number six. Now you're saying fenway number one Wrigley's number two of course well that's based on this day in history and the aura but in terms of actually attending and watching a game. They haven't been the best experience for me and I've been to all of them. I go to camden yards. Every summer. Fenway every summer I've been to Wrigley once and I sat in the bleachers out. In the outfield. The upsetting part about that is you can't walk all the way. Ramle Wrigley. Either. You're in the outfield or you're behind the backstop. You can't do both. I've never seen behind home plate. Wrigley field which is like dude. What's up with that? Let everybody walk around. It's a price thing. It's a general admission thing so I had a great time drinking out in this but on the bleachers but I wanted to walk around the stadium and I couldn't do so so that was upsetting. Then Camden yards. Yeah it's a Nice Park but when you're walking around you can't see everything and then you get to left field. There's nowhere to watch the game whether you're at your seed or outside it's just it's one of those where it's a little bit old. It's beautiful right there in the city right against the you know the building the financial district down there a lot of fun a great atmosphere but just overall with all the new stadiums and the amenities they have. It's like man this isn't great. And then Fenway Park. Personally the chairs are old. They're uncomfortable. They're tight it's small. I'm a big dude. I'm over six to two hundred. Plus it's tight for me to get in there and then there's also pulse you gotta stay around. You can't see everything in the game because the stadium was built a hundred years ago. Of course it's not built the same way it was today. They didn't have the engineering. So it's old seats tight seats. Polls in the way great atmosphere I've been there for a LCS games watching the astros the past couple of playoffs with my buddy. So don't get me wrong I- fenway's a Lotta Fun. All the bars right around locally a heck of a good time drinking before and after the game same with Camden same with Wrigley Wrigley Ville. All of them have great atmospheres great situations but just not top ballparks to actually watch the game as a non fan of that team or whichever team you're watching specifically so the top five. I have number five coors field out in Denver Colorado Mile High Stadium there and chorus field. They have the purple row. That shows you. You're exactly a mile up. Then they got the horseshoe out in center field where you can watch a game for five ten fifteen bucks. All the trees the landscape kind back there for the batter's eye just a beautiful atmosphere in Denver. A Nice city a nice ballpark. Very clean very crisp. Just a lot of fun in Denver. When I was there watching a game number four citizens bank park the Philadelphia phillies and this gets back to like camden yards. And what I was talking about as I continue to travel and see more and more stadiums. I find that it's unique in Philadelphia. That when you walk around the entire stadium on the first level no matter where you are you can pause it anytime. Turn look out and see the field. See the game standing room only an entire three sixty around the park again Boston. You go down underneath. Can't see anything and Wrigley. You're in the outfield. You go for a drink. Can't see anything you're in camden yards. You go behind the dish around the plate. Can't say anything and Philly wherever you are even. If you're waiting in line for food you can kind of lean up. Look out and you're seeing the ball game there so you don't miss any of the action you want to do a lap. Hey let's pause. Bryce Harper said. I WANNA watch this here. Okay let's keep going. Let's pause reese hoskins. Let's watch us here. It's a fantastic ability to be able to do that so I love the fact that citizens bank part is just open entirely with that concept number. Three is the new Yankee Stadium. I enjoyed the new Yankee Stadium. Their food and amenities topnotch. What are they have Sushi? They had beer beer but different bars with local breweries things like that. It wasn't Miller. Leighton a can you know our young living in a can whatever it may be. It was a lot of fun at Yankee Stadium. It was an open atmosphere on the lower levels such as citizens bank park. You could see the entirety of the field. It's new so obviously. Everything is sharp fantastic. We went in through the players kind of entrance areas so they had a little waiting area where I talked to David. Wells had a conversation with him so that was fantastic. And just a great experience at Yankee Stadium and I think would be a tremendous atmosphere for a playoff game there as well. That's on the bucket list. I only saw regular season game there with the Astros up in up in the Bronx Stayed in Manhattan went up to the Bronx number. Two target field in Minneapolis. Yes again my buddy Presley was with the twins before the Astros so I went out checked him out there. Gorgeous new stadium. My goodness gracious and again not being a twins fan just kind of a fan of a buddy. I didn't really care who won the game so I was more impressed with their drinking areas. They're lounges bars. Their food their walkways their common areas. It was it was very beautiful honestly and then you got the city and right field up their past the walkway you watch. People hit home runs onto that walkway up. There you go around the corner you can see all the Games you know the double deck out in left field. It's just a very very well built. Well positioned stadium right in downtown. Minneapolis right there in the district. What do they call it? The Warehouse District in Minneapolis. It's just I had an excellent time at target field. I was very impressed because I know in Minnesota Baseball. It's cold they had the Metrodome wasn't for years and years and it's just like man. How can this be? That's a fantastic beautiful stadium and then wrapping up the top five or top six. Pnc Park. I touched on it with our food segment talented to check that out but PNC out in Pittsburgh I off the openness at citizens bank park same thing at PNC. So the reason I love Citizens Bank Park is why I love. Pnc Park same openness as well then they got the Rub Roberto Clemente Bridge crossing from the city across the river to the park. Where all the fans come over you can see the entirety of the city out in Centerfield right field. You got the bay or the river. The kind of like San Francisco Bay Shots. Well you got. River homerun potential here at Pittsburgh and beautifully new stadium. The food is tremendous good. Local beer section. That you know it's on the north side right next to Heinz field so it's great parking lot great tailgating great atmosphere all across the board. So if you haven't been to PNC. I would recommend doing so as soon as possible to catch a game out there. But that's six to one. That wraps up the six segment here of the GMC baseball podcasts. Let's see Fenway Wrigley and Camden coming in at number six across the board number five. We GOT CHORUS FIELD OUT IN DENVER NUMBER FOUR CITIZENS Bank Park right here in Philadelphia number three the new Yankee stadium in the Bronx number two target field in Minneapolis. If you haven't been to Minneapolis yet get there. It's a beautiful city rooftop bars. How does how does Minneapolis have rooftop bars? Philly really doesn't it's way colder in Minnesota. I didn't get that so love. The atmosphere loved the city and then. Pnc Park out in Pittsburgh just a beautiful beautiful skyline view to watch a game. 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Hour 3: Todd Zeile & Ramona Shelburne

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Believe it or not? NFL ALMOST ESPN fantasy football around the corner draft your team compete with friends to take home. The crown setup now at ESPN DOT com slash fantasy football today. Katie George sportscenter update, please. While Jeff Passan reports that eight additional Miami, marlins players and two coaches have tested positive for Kobe nineteen, bringing the total number of cases on the ball club to about fourteen as a result, the Marlins home opener verse Orioles has been postponed, and the team will remain in Philadelphia to undergo more testing. Subsequently, the Phillies and Yankee's game at Citizens Bank Park has been postponed tonight as well for the latest headlines and information tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the day. So that's news. MARLINS had four players test positive. And they decided they were not going to travel home to play the Baltimore Orioles well, then that game has since been postponed, and of course, the marlins played a three game set against the phillies did. To up against the Yankees, that game has been postponed. Rob Manfred Major League Baseball Commissioner has a phone call with all thirty of the owners, and now that will happen in about twenty seven minutes at twelve, thirty, eastern, joining us right now, is todd zeal and todd. Let's start with this. You know you're close to that. Mets Organization. The mets of course just an opportunity to play the Atlanta braves who had played the Marlins in a scrimmage. I feel like this contact. Tracing Major League baseball is crazy. What are you hearing all from the mets and Major League baseball players about this news today. While so far. Nothing really out of the. camp. That the. but obviously there's going to be concerned. Around all of Major League baseball because as you said, it's just. you know matter of contact and eight Oh. You're afraid when you heard that. There was four Marlins to tested positive that there was going to be more results positive, and now you know this is just the beginning I would assume of you know I think a deeper look. To all the organizations especially organizations that have had contact with the marlins recently. Don I think we can all agree that. Postponing these two games, tonight is a smart unnecessary move. How do you think the League should handle things moving forward? I'm not the guy to to make that determination any means because it's a tricky one I mean I think they. Felt like. During the time that they were negotiating. To get back on the field that health and safety concerns were certainly a top priority in the conversations between ownership, and the players, and I think they felt as if health and safety protocols in place. We're to do the best that could be expected to do to keep the guys safe, but as we've seen over the last five months. there is nothing predictable about this virus It affects guys different ways. There's times you can be symptomatic for a number of days, but still be contagious, and because of those factors is just impossible to stay one hundred percent secure, and so I think they may take a step back right now. Try to keep the games that seem to be You know at least at some level you know have a measure of safety, obviously the. The phillies just got through playing the Marlins so now. That's one extension that they're going to have to keep an eye on the phillies right now, but you know what I don't think anybody knows exactly what they're going to do. This is a a new world, and I think it's important for everybody to try to keep finding a way to forge ahead and stay within some element of safety, but it's just so much easier said than done. Todd zeal joining us here. Peter Burns, Katie George here on the Dan. Lebatardshow you're so right? Todd because I think that we're just products of hey is one hundred and sixty two game season. You start here. You had the fall classic here. We're used to this protocols. We're used to this playbook and there are. There is no playbook for this right. It hasn't been done, and so the answer of what we. We just have to figure it out on along the way. Unfortunately, it's normally were. We would never do that. Especially on professional sports, we just live in that world now with that being said Universal, d. h. you seen a couple of games, three batter minimum for relievers, of course, the batter on a runner on second base in extra innings. What have you seen from the actual play in his opening weekend? I think it's been interesting. I mean I'm a guy that has never been a fan of the university h I like the differentiation between. The two leagues I like the fact that the National League still has some strategy for the manager to to manipulate during a game and the fact that you know a team like the mets are fun to watch, because they have pitchers that are actually decent hitters and help themselves out so for all those reasons I like the The differentiation having said that I think it makes sense for this season, but I would hope but I think I'm going to be hoping on the wrong end to this one that it would potentially only be for this one. One odd year, and not be implemented. fulltime having said that I. I do like some of the other things. The three better minimum is GonNa Really Change some strategy elements as well for for managers that left handed specialist is essentially being eliminated it's GonNa be interesting to see if guys to come in for one batter and finishing ending If they send him back out there, knowing that they've got two more batters face so it's GonNa be a little bit of a I was going to be a little bit sticky because. You'RE GONNA, get yourself in trouble at times or not make a move because of that and it could affect the outcome of the game. I really liked the extra inning. move the other day. I think that was something that you know. There were so many games that I I can speak to. I don't know at least five games. It seems like last season and it felt like to me. They're always west. Coast came so was two to four o'clock in the morning I was up still watching the ballgame when you go fifteen sixteen seventeen innings, and nobody can get run across because everybody's. Looking for launch angle and trying to end it on one swing, so I liked this runner on second base. I liked the idea of you. Know getting the game over a lot quicker and putting some pressure on the on the opposition so There's there's my take on the history. Todd. You're a busy man for sure you broadcast for the mets and you're also video game executive and your company's releasing a new sports game called rivals three first. How'd you get involved in the video game world and what can fans and gamers expect from ultimate rivals the rink? Yeah. That's a good question because I was really not much of a Gamer My my kids were Gamers, and they used to beat me like a drum so. Figured I didn't need the frustration, but I got contacted by the founder. CEO A bit. PRY Games. five years ago at that point he was the visionary behind an early iteration of baseball, only game and I think we clicked on my relationship element. I can bring relationships with licensors, and his vision was to have a multi sport licensed. Video game, and you know cut to. Five years later where licensed with all the players Association for licensed with NHL NBA and MLB. We've got NFL players in our game in front of the secret sauce and ultimate rivals franchise is that you can cross the The athletes from four to another, so the rink as you said was the first released. It's a very bad taste arcade action hockey. Hockey game, but you could play Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Gretzky against Lebron, James and Clayton Kershaw and a hockey game, so it's a different element is sort of it's very aspirational. These guys are of like superheroes like ventures coming into the game, but it makes for very fast paced action something that hasn't been seen you know since the nineties games like NBA. And MLB slugfest. Wait a minute. Who who is with this I mean. Let's say they kershaw doesn't have the back injury of course on the ten day dl, but we talk in like is Lebron I. mean can even stay on. The is with the great one and Ovechkin. At this point I'm curious how this works. Ideal procreate at great question that all of these athletes have their own attributes that. Make them spectacular in their own sport, but those attributes also have some level of crossover, Polish as well tomb, and as a as A. Gamer say Hey Lebron jeans. He's powerful. He's got great leaping ability. He's got great outside touch, so he translate that on the ice. And if you check somebody, he's got more power than maybe you know somebody that's not as big and strong as the brought, there are attributes that translate to each sports that they play, and as the game, or you can build up each one of the athletes particular skills on that on that non-native sports, so the first. Movies as I said. It's the rink hockey game. The court is coming out in November and that's the basketball version thing thing very NBA Jam, like and now you're baseball. Players You know he's got a guy I. I mentioned Clayton Kershaw. Maybe there's a guy that obviously has pinpoint control. He's got a great fastball and he's a guy that's got stamina, so those things tribute to his skills on the basketball court long passes accurate three point shots, and that type of dynamic. Dynamic that crosses from one sport to another I'm I'm I'm in because it now appears if all of sudden sports gets canceled, we're going to have a lot of free time in my hands in the fall and I've got something to play ultimate rivals the ranking go check it out of the APP store on Apple. It actually has pretty good reviews there, so todd zeal they much on the inside of the game and also what's going on everything with Major League? Baseball right now, thanks. It's a new season. 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What's the plan moving forward since they don't have in their, you know hundred page book or memo playbook if you will of how to handle Cova navigating this season, what happens if there is an outbreak or x amount of players or coaches? Get the corona virus and test positive I. Do want to update earlier. I said that eight players had tested positive. We've now been informed that. Seven additional players and two coaches tested positive along with the four players yesterday. Yeah, so it was eight, you see. We thought we had fourteen. We're down to thirteen down to thirteen years of the Marlins Organization of tested positive. That's if that's what you want to hold onto. Pete that that's. Honestly alter than fourteen I'll take anything at this point cody, you ask one question to major league. Baseball today in this conference. Call that's going to be done in ten minutes from now. What are you asking? What are we worried about? These UMPIRES at all? What are we like I'm I'm concerned about the empire that did the braves Marlins game scrimmage last week, because he the to braves, catchers got it then. I'll follow. The marlins catcher got it all. We worried about these UMPIRES. They're older men for the most part. Some of them are a little half. The I'm just concerned about them and I think they need to be spoken for I think they prefer to use the word Husky as opposed to hefty, but will allow it thought that. I did Katie that was one of the best things we saw this weekend were what game was it or the empire and the managers start going after it, but the umpire. Legitimately starts walking towards the DUGOUT and has to like go into his back pocket to grab the mask before he can actually. Argue it yeah, it was Pittsburgh's manager. Darren Shelton got tossed, and so before coming out of the Dugout to have a conversation with the headlamp. He puts his mask right. He goes over there. The UMPIRES walking towards him gets a little bit too close in his bubble. If you will and Shelton backs up and he pulls out his mask and I thought the whole thing like yesterday, I'm laughing. Right I'm like. Wow, this is this is crazy that this is what we're seeing Anthony Rizzo giving hand sanitizer out at first base. You see these guys fighting via six feet apart and with these masks, and the now here we are talking about a much. Much more serious situation. They were arguing as if they were actually nose to nose, but they weren't. So it's like they had the body. Language of I'm up in your face right now, but they were like four feet apart there. Yet, respective, Respectful of each other right like they're just like. I get it I was waiting for like some type of like they kind of honestly at some point, they look to see how far their feet were apart from each other right like there was at least some math being done while trying to rip each other's face billy. Anything Bobby Cox would handle this situation. Because Bobby Cox would get in everybody's face. I feel like Bobby Cock may not have listened to the rules necessarily. I've I feel like he would have been one of those guys that would have taken it a little bit too far. Bobby Valentine as well to. I think I, think Bobby V.. You would have been a little bit different. I think all of those. Old School. Managers would've been a little bit different Katie. I'm thinking back to your question. Right about if you're an owner on this call. What questions do you have for Rob Manfred in the League? Have clarity on the fact that the League gave permission to the MARLINS and said Hey we're aware of these positive tests, but it's up to you if you want to play or was that withheld from the League, and is there any investigation or consequences for the marlins going through with playing on Sunday? When maybe they should have backed out it's it's IT'S A. A great question right because I think Ken Rosenthal guys over the Athletic wrote about that saying Don mattingly even said listen. We've got four players that have tested positive at that point. Remember. That was breaking news this morning before we were coming on air. was that four players they weren't gonNA fly home to play the the Orioles in their opener in Miami. Miami and it was just four, and he said quote way. We talked about it with our guys and you know, and they feel comfortable pressing forward that we knew that this was going to happen, so, but this is this is. We knew somebody was gonNA test positive, but now Katie. This is the next step of it. It's not just one player testing positive. Positive, it's eight different players which has effectively put the season on hold in for four teams right now. which again. How are you going to change this? For the next series that the Marlins have and the next series? The Yankees have the next season series that the orioles have when you have a sixty game sprint where you don't really have any days off. This is a backlog. Right like all of a sudden. You have a traffic jam of scheduling in which you're going to have to wait. I would imagine at least for these teams forty eight hours. I mean is that at least i? Mean you have to produce to negative test results twenty four hours apart, and you have to show seventy two hours of no symptoms to be able to be reinstated to play, so you're gonNA see marlins players sitting out for quite some time and like. Like, you said time is of the essence. I mean this is sprinting on a marathon. You can go so many ways down this rabbit hole, though okay, so if you've got Marlins, players say out for fourteen days at worst because that's the CDC guidelines of. If you need to quarantine after coming in contact eleven, lawyers eleven players to so so you taxi some guys up from the minors right and you. You try to run your new roster given that you've been hit with covert. Is there, now that address that we've talked about for the Marlins in terms of competitive advantage for other teams in the division. What about other players who see this and they're like? I've got a kid with an autoimmune disorder at home. I was already kind of on a teetering on the line of playing or not, but this is what I do for a living. This is what I love my family and I. We decided we wanted to play like now. Do you see some players? Like dude I I? Don't want any part of this anymore. Juicy some players opt out i. mean there's so many follow ups. There's so many more questions to. To be had based on what we're dealing with right now. K. Real Quick I. don't even think it's in an obviously great point about corona virus where some people were like You know in theory, but it really hasn't hit. As we've got quarantine we got protocols were were pretty good, but now this becomes real Riley. Hey, now all of a sudden I got a teammate or I know somebody one of my boys has it and how it affects them, but. With this truncated spring training, we just saw Justin verlander. Go on the DL. Because of an issue, Clayton Kershaw was already healthy scratch. How many of these guys are going to say? You know what we didn't have a full spring training I'm not really. I'm not I'm not one hundred percent game shape right now like are we going to see those injuries same thing with NFL? Training Camp College football I mean I think with this schedule now and. And not as much as traditional schedule as big as athletes are. You're going to see more injuries at some point. You'RE GONNA. Have more and more people say it is not worth the risk. Is it worth the risk in college? I mean in in the NBA joined by Ramona, Shelburne coming up in just a moment because the Lou will story continues, take some twists and turns. We'll have that coming up next year. Dan Le Batard Mr Guts. 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It is now time for a sports center update. Could George Getaway? Seven additional Marlins, players and two coaches have tested positive for Kobe thousand nine along with four players from yesterday, bringing the total to thirteen members of the marlins organization Miami's home opener against the Orioles. This evening has since been postponed as has the PHILLIES and Yankee's game at Citizens Bank Park. ESPN's field yates reports NHL announces that of the four, thousand, two, hundred and fifty six. Six Kobe tests and ministered players from July eighteen, th through the twenty fifth, there were zero positive tests. Download the top rated draftkings daily fantasy APP today and use Code Dan for a free shot at a million dollars up for grabs this week with your first deposit. That's Code Dan for a shot at millions on the draftkings daily fantasy APP when you sign up today. Out There Dunkin so just dunkin straight on the unknown Major League Baseball for what we just saw. I mean that that just announcing right in the middle of all of this they're like. Let's just put out a PR statement that said we had forty, two hundred, some odd test, not a single player tested positive why thinking and draw conclusions about bubbles versus not bubbles, and that's why I'm glad we're having Ramona. Shelburne are now. It's bubble one or has worked fairly well. Right Ramona I mean at this point outside of Louisville stopping for some chicken wings and having to ten day quarantine Al- is at least a positive. Yeah I think like I think that you know you, you said it right or just a minute ago like this has been difference between having a both and not bubble, and you know in baseball, but they were talking about the season restarting. Initially. It was like Oh. We can't do a bubble. Because baseball season is so long right? The idea was. Six months long has kept me away from their families that long, but they took so long negotiated. The season's really not that long right? They could've they could've done a bubble. But when all was said and done if all you're gonNA, do is play sixty games You know the this is. It's really sad to see because I. I think in the NBA they is GonNa get more challenging of course because you're going to have the longer you're in the bubble, the the harder it gets, you're away from your family from the outside world and social life, and and you know I've I've I I, you know. I talked to people inside the bull so i. know what life is like inside there? I'm not experienced it for myself, but I you know my media colleague states. You know it's Kinda rough. There's like a there's just a very small area that they're even allowed to be in. Just like you know, it's not like you can go a long hike. He just little square patch of grass. You can walk around but I think most of the teams are the general sentiment is They're okay because they have games now. If? They didn't have games. Start focusing on if they if the regular season wasn't got power to resume. scrimmages then you start to get really hard but the games hope because because you something to focus on rather than you know how much you want to see other people or go out and world. Ramona Lou. Williams, recent trip. to magic city certainly made on Hines of headlines. Some say it's irresponsible. Some say going to a high risk location like a restaurant. is just ignorant. How could Lou Williams is decision outside the bubble disrupt which trying to be achieved inside the bubble. Well. I think what the issue was and I'll tell you how you know. I I heard about it on Friday that I started hearing from other teams that were upset about it. You know it was. Anybody I spoke to because you know he's talked to people for for stories all day. They were all talking about it and I I didn't even know that he's gone. Because the pictures came out on a Jack Carlos was a rapper whose like it's not like I follow that right And then it was on the but everyone in the bubble was, and they were mad because I think the sense people had was everybody sacrifice a lot and is sacrificing a lot to be in the bubble, the testing being away from their families so when you see something where? In a legitimate reason for leaving right he went to. Ten funeral of I. Think! It was his best friend's father. and we're going to. It's a loved one relatively. Call it that that's fine. Everybody understands that those things come up all the time, but while you're away, you can't then go to strip clubs like it's just a really it. That's not what you're excused for and I know the counter-argument is well. You know if he's being tested everyday. Why should it? Why should it matter what else he does You know one general manager. I spoke to just said you know I it it. Really it really makes it difficult for other people who are going to say I have a legitimate reason to leave. I need to go to this to go see somebody before they were struggling is gravely ill and they they they probably need to amend the rules and by the way they've been doing that. They have a daily call with the general managers where they amend the rules from time to time. As as you know, they get feedback on how it's playing out so I think that's why compromise it Katie 'cause because. You know he when he left his and go to a this is obviously a high risk place to go indoors. There's a Lotta people there. especially in the videos and photos that have surfaced online I know the NBA you know investigated that immediately, and you know from what I gather that investigation felt you know described to me like it was an interrogation. Interrogation. That was not polite. and I think it I think it makes sense right I, if you have gone to a high risk patient, they need to know exactly. How many people were there? How did you ever take off your mouth? Did anybody else around you? Take off your mask. those are the things that matter your stuffing. HOW HIGH RISK! Did you just get yourself position. Well. Ramona, again, the reason why we kind of laughed was Lou will eating Louisville wings inside a performing arts. Center which I think. That's the proper way of calling magic city, and that's what is people are trying to. College I mean listen. Future educators. But had it been Alex Caruso at a Chili's. Do we handle the same situation in in all of a sudden? It's not so much headline this hour. Okay, it looks a little bit different, but now with this Major League Baseball News. You look at it and go. This is a little bit more serious like one person could jeopardize everything that the NBA players are trying to get done. That's really the point and so I remember i. read article that Zappa wrote without the last week and my first reaction was like we who's having a hundred person weddings right now. I didn't even realize I. was cruiser was thinking about going to his sister's wedding, which is a hundred people in Texas? It's a guy. Like that is staggering to me that that was existing in happening and some of it was indoors something that was outdoors like yeah, that sounds super high risk to me right and I think what happened was I've I've heard this described by others as they. The Lakers have their own infectious disease specialist. The NBA has infectious disease specialist and before Alex went they consulted with you. Know on the situation and said this is such a high risk thing to do. If crusoe goes, even if he's tested every single day that he's gone, key will have to re Corentin for up to fourteen days and the point being. Is You know just because you test every day that you're gone doesn't mean that the virus you couldn't have picked up. The virus could be. You could be carrying it. You know and they know that. Fourteen days the the length that they think is is fairest like you couldn't have symptoms from exposure and the thought was. Nobody wants out screws comeback, and give it to the rest of his teammates or or three other guys on his team, and then they give it the three other guys on another team. I mean nobody wants. Let's put. It didn't matter if he goes to a Chili's wedding like. One of those is actually high risk rank going to an indoor restaurant that'd be high risk as well and so I. Think you know with the Lou Williams situation they have to look at that and say nobody wants to Williams coming back from this from this you know from the funeral and going to the Strip club and giving this Takuwa Leonard or Paul George or anybody else. Team who then gives it to everyone else in the Bible they? They've had euros positives in the bubble and this is the only way that you can keep it that way. Less real quick. You're not a Jack. Harlow Fan. You said that. What is what are you listening to right now on your way? I'm since I've since looked him up and realize that I have his song. Just took a minute. Are you a swifty? There's a vote here in our chat. That says you might be a swifty Where we were as Ramona's I, like Taylor say! Like, this is going to sound really lame. Okay, but okay. We're in quarantine life. I get listen to much music. Except for. Nursery rhymes to play for my son all the time to like those things getting your head man, you watch the Cocoa Mellon. I just Koko Mellon is the greatest. Seriously like I. Dream about focal, Mellon I can't help it like my Daddy. The best. There ever was my daddy. I'm telling you. Ramona, you started something. That's not going to stop the rest of the show I know. Listen I it gets into my. Excuse me, tell. ME. The words you learn to say I'm too yeah. Never. Never leave you. I will blow that the rest of my life. Now you know team Coco. Melon and you also do a little. ESPN basketball as well Ramona Shelburne. Thank you so much for getting. These songs stuck in our head in the Info today. Okay, no! It's my gift you. Why? I'm telling you. Katie towards once you get once you go. Coco Mellon I mean it's like they've got some type of like catnip in it for for infants and toddlers at the just zone in but yeah just thought I'd let you know that. y'All keep that my back pocket for the day that I have children that day. It's your home, speaking and you to do me a couple of favors. I could get that blueberry that rolled under the fridge last week. It's throwing functions. Way Off second thing. Bundle your home and car insurance with GEICO. It's easy, and we could save money. Lastly I know you're thinking of painting the nursery back to off white but I'm actually feeling. 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Reported that a little bit earlier today, and now that game has been canceled. The marlins had just played the phillies. The phillies game against the Yankees has now been canceled at least has been postponed at this point Katie and Major League. Baseball as we speak is conducting a conference call with all thirty of their owners to determine what exactly is going to happen here the next twenty four to forty eight hours and we hopefully should. Should know that he will probably win the next hour of what they decided to you know we've had some really great guests on. NBA, gas who obviously understand the bubble concept through and through. We had Jeff Passan. Earlier I think the consensus is. Should we be surprised? No, not really. This was kind of expected to a degree. Right, Pete, the fact that the MLB decided against a bubble concept that they said Yep. We're going to do our best but we're going to continue to travel. to, different cities we're going to be on. Flights were not going to quarantine our guys in their home markets. I think that this was expected so i. don't think it should come from a to a surprise by anybody at this point, even rob Manfred. It's just now. What do you do moving forward? Do you quarantine the Marlins for now? Do you quarantine the phillies? Phillies until you have the proper GEICO gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven, which means that Geico is always therefore you. If only everyone was always there for you, like your mom when you fill out really really important paperwork on the first day of a new job name, check birthday, social security thing. Hey, mom, what as my social security number? Mom Mom. Zero zero one seven Gemini I Hashtag Dan Gyco always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents.

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From the Bleachers #17: Bring the XFL to Philadelphia!

Bleeding Green Nation

19:35 min | 10 months ago

From the Bleachers #17: Bring the XFL to Philadelphia!

"I'm Songwriter Charlie. Harding and I'm use ecology made Sloan or the host of switched on Papa podcasts about the making and meaning of popular music every week Charlie and I breakdown. The most interesting hits trends artists to understand what they're doing what they're saying and why the songs are so infectious. We've recently broken down. Billy eyelashes music with her brother and collaborator phidias dissecting chance the rapper with Super Producer. Oak felder and covered everything from Dolly. Parton to Travis. Scott if you love music you're going to discover something ear opening in switched on pop so join US search for switched on pop in your favorite podcast APP and listen to an episode about your favorite artists and subscribe for free on Apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you're listening to get new music explainers every week and after listening you might want to check out. Our new book switched on Pop. How POPULAR MUSIC. Works and why it matters at your favorite bookseller. Thanks solution a does this train to from the bleachers. I've your host as always shameless clancy coming to you from the wonderful leaving Green Ation Radio podcast now. Last time we spoke was before the Super Bowl. You know what's happened since then Andy Rink big red. Finally at the monkey off his back was first super bowl. Hats OFF ANY BE. No what next year. The birds come for you. We got it now just because the Super Bowl's over just because the NFL season's over doesn't mean football's over football's never over. I'm talking about the XFL. Now I've watched it the last couple weeks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It's been on. Espn Fox and can't speak to the economics of the League. I can't speak to how welcoming financially but in the second iteration of this league there was a failed venture turned the century. The League only lasted one season. But the exiles back and pretty entertaining after. Say the reaction. Social Media's great the league's embrace gambling they even show the line on the scoreboard ticker on TV. Which is awesome and this new wave with draft kings and all these other sports books Fan Dole Whatnot Bell Mind. It's exactly what the link should be doing. They're smart right now. They're social media game on point. They're hilarious. They're embracing the ECCENTRICITIES of the League. The their players letting their personality shines through. They have sponsorships with bud light sensors. They're doing beer snakes in the crowd. They have their players on video. Shot gunning be all celtics after the game in celebratory fashion. I'd love one no not sponsored by Bud light shelters but who doesn't love one watching this on the weekends check into minds having gambled any of these games or anything but I have to say I'm a Tad Tad Bit Jealous. That fully doesn't have an XFL team. I'd love for some football right now. The loved to be outside walking some fairly team smack the crap out of the The New York Guardians the DC defenders. What else assume. The team Dallas renegades. You mean there's a league out there where there could be a Philadelphia team rooting football teams from Dallas. Dc NEW YORK. And we're not departed. That are you kidding me. What a missed opportunity now. I know what you're saying Shane. My friends call me. Shame you guys can call mission. If you're not my friend. Please do not call me. Shame I get very irritated by anyway. Shame why do you care about the XFL? Why would you WanNa Philly team here? The Philadelphia Soul of the arena. Football League were here for X. amount of years. How many games did you go to for that? I don't really know maybe once for big Mike. My boys like eleventh birthday when one of their first years of operation a actually back in the day when I wrote for the Philadelphia Daily News I ever ever ever real journalism assignment was covering a Philadelphia Soul game in own Assay June or May of twenty fourteen. Six years ago. That's weird. That was the real starting. My journalism career now here. I am sitting in parliament looking at a picture of Bruce springsteen and recording a podcast for y'all what a magical journey it's been anyway no did I go to arena football games that I care about the Philadelphia Soul. No Not Really. But it's endorse. It's a fifty yard field yet. There has a lot of offense just felt gimmicky. There is a fake element to it. I felt like I was watching a real life for former governor footballer. Something just was fake to me. Shout the jaws loved jaws. But come on. It's just not the same. It's not rueful. And it's indoors geometric. The Eagles played indoors like some other teams around the league. Do there is no fun. The best part about football. If you're going to games being outside being in that environment tailgating lot beforehand going in there couple beers maybe a little too many beers deep enjoying yourself. Have Your biggles jacket on scarves? Hats gloves five. Packs of hands. And Feet warmers ready to go for a fantastic Sunday afternoon. But would he be even better if there is a Philadelphian? Xfl team be in the spring. It'd be the equivalent of fall football right now. Imagine going to the game. It's fifty seven degrees on Sunday. You're sitting there with your Philadelphia. I don't know what the teams would be the the old USFL team that was a league for twenty five twenty six. But I feel like I know more sports history stuff than most. Usfl ran from eighty three to eighty five. I believe and Philadelphia Team. The Philadelphia Stars recalled won the championship in Nineteen eighty-four. Sam Mills Future. All pro on their team. He was their star no Pun intended. Also the team shared a roster removed to Baltimore in nineteen eighty five and then won the championship. That you to that league was re. That team was really good. Surprisingly all the other teams filled up the arena football league Philadelphia. So they want to championships stars two championships. And it wasn't until two years earlier. The Philadelphia Eagles the only football team. It really matters in philosophy. History wonder can love affiliate team. Like I said it'd be outside. The tailgates could be fun. You always down for tailgate. It's my life but the weather is perfect for it could outside. The town loves football and HE PUT IT in a package like this where there is an emphasis on gambling. There are these new. Cool rule. Changes The kickoff rules have changed as oppose the NFL in the NFL. The really bad player safety in nodes. Xfl Isn't some crazy version souped up version of NFL blitz. Or you know jacked up or anything like that but the return was safe but they promote actual returns which is great. It's exciting who doesn't love a huge giant kick return touchdown to get things spicy and get things excited at the start of game but the thing I love most about the XFL is the way. It's changed their point after attempts now. I think kicking stupid if I had my safe things if I was the sports. Czar I was NFL. Commissioner whatever. Have you I get rid of kicking off together? Maybe just kickoffs because you call kick off and you have to do that but field goals you have some like five sixty deciding the fate of your entire NFL season. I don't really like them but particularly at at the bare minimum. Extra points gotta go. That's just boring it's boring. It's just a measly point and it's only until recently that teams like the eagles in two thousand seventeen and the Ravens last year teams that have actually been emphasizing going for two and realizing hey stupid. Hey Idiot two points worth more than one. The XFL knows that and they're embracing the creativity in excitement that comes from there's extra coin temps instead of kicking it. There is no kicking lease attempts. You can get one point you make your regular play few score from the two yard line. That's one point scorer from the five yard line. That's two points and score from the ten yard line as three points. That's a huge swing. Nine point possession. That's awesome it's exciting and Joseph Philadelphia doesn't have you have teams in Dallas Yep Teams in DC have teams in New York. I want to be playing these teams. I Want Hi. I'm David Fox senior editor vulture and host of the podcast. Good one a podcast about jokes. Every week I interview comedian writer performer. About one of their jokes the joke from their stand up special Saturday night live sketch or song or even a book restrict on the joke and figure out how it works. What inspired it and what it says about their sense of humor for comedy fans. It's a serious discussion about the craft of jokes and for interview fans. It's really funny. Conversation between two people who have a lot to say about comedy Profanity Sector Vice. Podcast might not be exactly what you're looking for for. Maybe it's something to talk about after all that sex. Your habit. New episodes of good one come on every Tuesday starting February twenty fifth inscribed for free on Apple podcasts. On your favorite podcasts at from vulture in the VOX media podcast network have a good one. I'm digging examiner. And they said they had that beer snake of for guys who people aren't really familiar with them. Talking about a beer snake would be cup after cup. After Cup of empty beer stacked upon one another and then put on people's shoulders in gone upward across the rows upward across an entire section of a stadium. So there's a video as just fans doing this. The except fells official. Twitter is posing videos of beer snakes where they are wrote like a dozen rose up of a single continuing flow of empty. Beer Cups. Those people are getting hammered. I respected and the League's embracing it. They have guys in the locker room doing sponsored shotguns. By Bud Light Seltzer. I WANNA Philadelphia Dima do that I wanNA know fun WanNa be that Guy Christian crosby for the sixers of one of the in game personnel. Is I feel like that's my destiny. Maybe not a great one but to be the guy in the in stadium personality for The Philadelphia. Xfl team what would you even call them now. The names for these teams soft. They're boring they sound like random madden generating team names but did something crazy. I mean they could see them doing like she stakes which is fine and rather than called the cheese steaks in the you know Philadelphia Generals The Philadelphia Nights to Philadelphia wildcats. That's stupid Philadelphia. Whiz wits Philadelphia Inflatable Union Rats Philadelphia Philadelphians take a page of the phillies book. I don't know for me in charge of all this. You could bring back. Maybe they do Philadelphia Stars as an ONA to the nineteen eighty four. Usfl championship Cool they had these Maroon and Gold Jerseys that are pre reminiscent of the forty nine jerseys at that hour just for reference. Obviously people right now probably aren't familiar with. Usfl in God knows why even at my age. I'm we're so you do that. You don't go back those jerseys. You don't go back to the stars in matter. And I think this is pretty common. Did create a franchise. I remain might team I made the team's jerseys resume balloon the two best colors ever together. I'm not sure why more leagues dome utilize those colors because they're dope. But maybe you have you like Brown and Gold Philadelphia Whiz wits. I'm a I'm an on the inflatable union rats. I know they're not going to do that. But Flexible Union Rats Baby Blue Red uniforms me as in arena host. I guess they won't plan to link. It's too weird to have like that team there. I'm not sure how the eagles would go forward. Even though new is happening like the newer team plays at the meadowlands the Seattle Dragons. They play at centurylink field with issue off. So there is some of that Playing those big stadiums in the top level is kind of closed off tarp doubt everyone say were some teams are playing like the LA teams playing in the San Diego chargers that emel or the La chargers now there are mls field. They're playing in silicon theory. The sixers I mean the sixers this morning. Talk about the secretary now this Philly. Xfl team could play renamed the Unions Stadium Field. Everyone to call it a Subaru Park. I guess they could play there but having the game. Chester really takes away from the convenience people able able being able to go to the Games and the commute was all messed up so I really suggests Franklin Field Stewart plays in the oldest continue operating fields in all of college football and that's my Alma Mater Penn for those who don't know and I know it's easy to get you get the right off seventy six if you're driving up. There isn't a ton of parking. We could take the market franker. Line the thirty four th street hop off in walk right down two blocks to field. Maybe go to smokey Joe's cafe after the game. Grab a couple of pitchers of bud a bartender. They're in college. People forget that could be fun but it just exciting to do something in the spring in. I love the sixers. Obviously a do a ton of reading by the Sixers I've done throughout my quote unquote journalism career. But sometimes they're infuriating head-scratching. I'm just kind of went mindless fun. That comes with this type of football and it'd be great to just you know get some friends uptown checkout new deck tavern or someone crushing Beers there and welcome to Franklin Field Root for the WHIZ WHIZ. Got some gear on. I don't think they're one of their sponsors. Which forty-seven brand stuff like all sheep? You know cringing knock off stuff. They got some legit merch. Some about that and I did see of rumor this week that I think was from twenty four seven sports which I really. Don't pretend to know what that is. It seems like one of those nonsense content aggregation sites. They're like others a report. That thought off is getting an XFL team next year. They're GONNA play at the laying or CB or Franklin field in. You know. I take that with a grain of salt but I did some digging. I saw there was a domain registered last year. At the time I think there was twenty. One cities registered. Xfl related to Mainz so those are cities that people at a time could potentially get XFL team this season and Philadelphia's one of them obviously they weren't one of the first eight ten teams wherever it his to get a team. This in the inaugural season of the second revitalization up the League but next year of the team were to expand the leeward expand by two teams. I THINK PHILADELPHIA. Prime candidates have football market. I'd love it. Harm me as the interim coach the Indiana personality. Let me do their social meteors. I don't care will make it fun. The League is embracing fun for all the talk of the no fun league in the NFL over the last decade and a half extra falls new game. People love gambling. People of drinking people love drinking and gambling outside in Nice weather. All these things coming together now one played since Bank Park. Obviously the phillies play in the spring. So that's just like. Did you even think when you made up that rumor so you know? I don't think they're gonNA play Subaru Park. They don't want people to Commute. The Chester takes away from the convenience being people being able to go to games and drawing fans. I doubt that the link Franklin field seemed realistic. That'd be really cool. You know. Philadelphia has a strong cultural tradition. That people don't realize Franklin at Franklin field particularly were Penn quakers at the turn of the twentieth century were weirdly one of the dominant football teams around like a hundred people in the country. United play football than half of them with the Princeton So it's not really saying a lot but they have nine championships more rings than the rest of the teams in all sports combined. So actually I'm from Take that all you Alabama graduates and fans kiss the ring on about. I think we need something different. I think we need something to I feel like a xfl stress-free known is getting all worked up over it. You don't have these decades or even generational long pass down between families this stress and martyr complex. That comes with Being Eagles Fan. You can just go and wash the game in the Philadelphia Whiz wits lose if the Philadelphia naval yards. Or whatever this team's GonNa be the Philadelphia Pasha. They lose whatever you go home. You sleep it off. You go to work the next day it's fun. It's low stress. You're going to have a good time. I WANNA team here. I want to be one of the reasons they bring a team here. Obviously nothing could even any universe for Close to Eagles football but as little respite as a little treat in the spring bringing the xfl. It's happened do something different as gopher bunch of three point conversions. Let's get the bringing back all these kind of name. Recognition recognition coaches people that have brands. Bob Stoops Jim Zoran and some of those guys have relations to the city's Jim Zorn's coach in the Seattle team and my candidate Darkhorse Coun- for when he gets fired from the UCLA. Bruins is chip Kelly head coach of the Philadelphia Inflatable Union rats. Let's do it. Could you imagine that I mean he obviously would never do that? But you know Marc Trestman the guy who came in the League at the same time his ship and he was also billed as this offense innovator. He was from the Canadian football league. He's one of the coaches who knows how low chip Kelly could fall. I think his destiny is to be an offensive coordinator Bishop uses but the XFL step above that. He should get on it. I want chip as the coach. Bring his nonsense that he did it. Oregon. That didn't work the eagles for more than like six games bring into the XFL. Let's have some fun. Get Vernon Adams as your quarterback. Get someone like that. Have some fun in spring football. That's actually good. 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C-Lo Sticks To The Script

Boomer & Gio

21:08 min | 4 months ago

C-Lo Sticks To The Script

"CEELO. For Jerry this morning he is back at the studio. So I don't know what to his power situation is at this moment, he's still out if his family still displaced because of the tropical storm, but he is there with the cardboard cutouts of boomer and Phil behind him once again good morning. CEELO. What's going on Good Morning? The situation is still no. Power even though half my development has there's back and as I was telling, how had him guests this morning as I was waking up or just getting out of bed from an afternoon nap because I couldn't fall asleep because it was. So freaking hot you WANNA take a stab at what my upstairs thermostat read yesterday about four o'clock in the afternoon. I'm going to say ninety two. Oh, that would've been really bad eighty nine topped out yesterday eighty six when we went to bed last night so it was a problem. You know you gotta you gotta bed. You GotTa House. Tough stuff. From boomers Olive Orange King to. That's right. Harry. That could have been like a sauna and steam. One could have been like the Willy Wonka family you know in the GRANDPA the grandma everybody in the bed at wants together it could have been like that situation I mean that's usually the way it ends up at some point in the middle of the night we don't start out that way but with two young boys they usually find their way into our room. Young boys and say, where's where's GRANDPA man his his voice down at the was awesome. That's right. Yeah. Identity can we sponge more at GRANDPA? Couple of people. Ask me yesterday. How's Your Parents Beach House? I'm Mike let me make it clear. That's not their beach house. He just rented it for the week. So let's just pump the brakes. From a nice. Beach House for free talked back to an eighty nine degrees. Second Floor House. That's right. No no power. No AC. Put All. The rest of us are just going through the same thing. That's right. Yes. Your House boomers eighty, nine degrees yesterday I think it was. When you went to bed last night was eighty-nine. Six not. To you slept in ninety two I got no sleep. So I'm not worried about it. You know what? I'm just a rock and roll and let's go keep going. Let's rock and roll man. Now of course, they could always be worse. You won yesterday for one for Angel Hernandez both both Games He saw. Okay. Well, we'll get into that brought to you by winters bros. waste systems long number one choice for all your waste collection and recycling needs, visit winters, Bros. Dot Com. You left out the part where they allowed eleven runs losing the opener of that double header with the Phillies, and then now had all sorts of trouble with Aaron Nola in night capita. Eventually, they did get after the Philadelphia. Bullpen. Another three to pitch to talk. Line into right field. That's basit that's GonNa find the gap. Stanton will score. Farber gets it back in talk men stops at second. So a ruby double for Mike. Talk. But in the Yankees, take a two to one. Man He. Had Guy saw little doubleheader didn't he? He's a good player. On Your Roster Ricardo Seventy call on the fan go ahead boomer I was just gonNa say like Clint Frazier is like nowhere to be found he's tweeting videos of home runs. He's sitting in SIM Games in Scranton it's unbelievable. I feel bad for that. Of course, I do really do and and Horace Press Entail Gleyber Torres is pressing Sanchez's a Mass Sanchez is a mess right now they're still in good shape gio or shallow but at an RBI single, he was two for three and the bullpen closed out a three one victory. So they split the twin bill at Citizens Bank Park I seventy experience for talk when he company he's on board with change Kinda all for it. I wouldn't. I wouldn't be opposed to seven inning doubleheader every single and every single. Monday off going forward and. I'm just saying before his big hit Nola had struck out twelve yanks over six innings, but the Yankee pitchers kept them in the game Jonathon. The wiser opened got seven ounce followed by avalon green auto veto in Britain ladder earning his fifth save Aaron Boone says just had to grind this one. Obviously, we have a lot of good players. We have such a prolific offense, but the bottom line is. It's not GonNa be easy every night and you gotta find away move void homered in the second his fourth of the season mentioned Gary Sanchez, over two couple of strikeouts he's betting owes seventy four also got drilled on the elbow so they'll have to check him out later today leading up to the series finale it'll be Jordan Montgomery opposed by Zach Eflin with pre game coverage on the fan at five twenty five now in Game One J. HAPP struggled again, four runs allowed on three hits and six walks across three innings. He took the loss and then they threw rookie. Nick Nelson to the wolf seven runs in an inning and two-thirds Aaron judge three run homer late to make it a closer score his seventh of the season. But the Yankees lost that game eleven to seven Zack Wheeler six innings of three run ball to earned to improve to two in his first to start. He's coming on a little bit. It's finding the swing. So He's certainly found it more than Sanchez. Eventually though you know tours and Sanchez those guys and Andrew Hore are GonNa get going and obviously the other guys will co off a little bit and that's the beauty of the the depth that the Yankees have and the different types of players and matchups that they can create. Their biggest problems right now or happened Paxton. Yeah I was thinking that this morning you know when you look at what the dodgers are doing in the National League and that they're the favorite and if the Yankees get that far and they get to to face them, they're one of these lefties is going to have to step up somewhere along the way. So I wouldn't expected to be happened the postseason Paxton worries me lasts because. It's early he's coming off the surgery. He's got time to get himself right? Maybe it's Jordan Montgomery, but beyond to Knoxville encouraging good he has but you just wonder when you get to that big situation a young player, he hasn't pitched much the last couple of years you'll. How will it look when they get to those high pressure game and how about the bullpen in the second game? No hitter no hit they were great except for Elisa. gave. Up three hits everybody. No hit the Philip can't ask for much more than that. Allow them to push montgomery off to tonight's finale as for the mets they got themselves back into the wind coury balls and Strikes Pitch Smith Hits it hard right center field long run for moving toward the alley. He left to play it off the wall. It's a basic for Smith, nimmo scores from Third Alonso's on his way to third. He'll stop there dominic. Smith, with an R. B., I.'s the Jack on here against Sean doolittle they lead three to one in the seven Wayne Randazzo WCBS eight eighty we're seeing what the Players. You're seeing the absence of Yohanan cesspit ass- and what it means to the mets and some of the players that are benefiting from his absence absence and when I see is I see a happy dugout. They're five hundred since cesspit. US left icy putting all the pieces together. That's all it takes. is a happy dugout tiny. Right and everybody's happy man I feel. Hey these guys guys the biggest differences they beat Sirocco and Sherzer. Well I I, know what you get hitched they. Named thing. Right. They started games in a beat. And they beat sure the best pitchers in the national, you can dress it up. However, you'd like insurance run their like that away from them come on now. You'll take away the win. Let's not act like they went toe to toe with both of those those staff Ace's. Fault, they couldn't make it through the game okay. Is that the mets fault either not his fault. We have not his fault that these guys are getting hurt. How about we gotta break finally met fans are like Oh. We've ever get any breaks while we got two breaks Sirocco unfortunately they both became you know guys got injured. Scherzer's said it's going to be minor. He'll be back for his next. It sounds like but you know if you don't like to see anybody lose their season especially to an Achilles. I, you don't want that but the mets got a break to breaks. In fact because you just you just missed to the best pitcher and they took advantage of which. Yes. Things are turning around man I'm. Getting sick GIO is so down on the mets right now and I, get it I understand but you know what? One Pitch One inning while. Rangers season's over. So we're that mantra now to the mets. Yeah, well. Yeah I mean good luck. I mean have fun listen if you if that's the approach you want. Genetic Oakland four pitches. That's the difference. It's not a happy dugout. It's not the assessment leaves in everybody's on cloud nine. It's the fact that Portillo actually gave a major league effort for the first time this year, and that was the difference. It's a good place to start. You can continue to do that. Rounder fiftieth one by the way. Yes. Seven innings of five hit one run ball set. Lugo with the six out, save his second mets did beat the nationals three to one splitting. The quick two game series Louis Ross defense even flashing some leather. In this defensive game, we played from conforto throw to the place jd made To the blaze humanities making Judy Davis at third getting it done Portillo, the beneficiary on a night where pretty much everything went according to plan job because the tonight defensively ostensibly the big hit the don had to to spend a weed out everything that went on time was was awesome. All came together in this one, and now they get a much st two day off. Here's Davis on the feeling around the team gonNA. Tell you the boys are a little tired I think lasts seven or. Eight gains are seven or eight days. We've on all getaway days getting in around four, four, thirty at night and he did say it's no excuse. But the rest certainly welcomed after opening the season with sixteen or excuse me thirteen straight games of five eight start. They will be back home to host the Marlins beginning tomorrow night. How about Miami they come off the covid layoff with their taxi squad. They went three in a row against the orioles sweeping a doubleheader from Baltimore yesterday to on and one nothing. You don't see those numbers camden yards very often. So their pitchers getting the job done against says, that's no excuse space ball. That's what that is nice job by that. You're. Point the. Hot House and all that other stuff making excuses left and right I mean you don't hear don mattingly or Derek jeeter making excuses. Well, I mean, yeah, I mean but think about the orioles by the way to can you be any worse? They were five one before the Marlins came in now they're five and four. Yeah, I get. There an embarrassment is is what they just said Jeeter and mattingly have that Yankee blood they just they just know how to get it done. Oh Yeah. That's this. The dodgers used a couple of Jacques homers edge the padres seven to six L. A. now nine four the diamondbacks with a nine spot in the fourth inning to beat up the astros fourteen to seven cubs and twins are both ten to Chicago beat the royal six to one for their sixth consecutive win in Minnesota, raised the pirates five to also won six straight angels lost the Mariners Seventy six but Mike Trout again showing that he's just ridiculous player. He's got three homers in seven at bats since coming off the paternity. They have averaged four hundred feet. So he is certainly not rusty coming off. Test. That every day for covid nineteen. If he's willing. Why not? While now he said he he basically said look we I want all I want everybody being. Tested. To have those sort of capabilities, I don't know why not I mean all these other league seemed to have it. All right. So for these guys are willing one up little different experience for the nets. Last night coming off their surprising win over the box they lose by a cool thirty four points to the Celtics one, forty, nine, one, fifteen, the final Brooklyn missing out on a chance to officially clinch a playoff berth to into thus far down in Orlando with four games to go thunder roughed up Lebron the Lakers. One zero five, eighty, six, l., A. Two, and two so far in Orlando they did lock up the one seed and bested the clippers in their restart opener but they haven't exactly looked like worldbeaters thus far and Lebron says still adjusting to their new environment, all different situation, any other situation been in a my career so I'll have zero experience would happen having the number one see inside a bubble. During Sheeting Games planning in all turned around to play the rockets and the last six games on today schedule born and I knew you wouldn't like a lot of excuses built in there but it's GOT THE ONE CD at tongue in tongue. Firmly planted in cheek on he was saying everything that he was saying okay. Fair enough. Did you catch Kevin Durant making a finals prediction for us? And now now so now, I will say again as usual, the headline reads worse than the quote especially because he is a member of the nets, they are technically in this and he's not not picking them to go to the finals not that you would. But you would think maybe to your teams eliminated say anything but he joined yet another one of these podcasts that I'm not familiar with play for keeps podcasts. So he said if I had to choose I hate. Doing that because you never know what could happen. You saw that with US last year. But if I had to choose I, go with the clippers and the box and he's taking the clippers he's taken Choline Company to win the whole thing just poking Lebron yeah. Yeah. That's the the motivation there that makes sense. I think. So yeah, I wonder what his nets teammates think of that not even giving them a chance, but I have a chance. Okay but but mark. Any of his teammates I thought that I'm not saying they have a chance, but he is a member of the team, a representative of the organization. So boomer you were playing on the nets right now how would that make you feel? Would you not? Is He on the team? Right? He a playwright. He's more like Gio is for our softball team can ambassador. I wouldn't expect Gio to say that we would lose. I'd be very mad at my ambassador. Geo Set dad take the sash away yes I would. I don't know where that sashes. It's probably somewhere in my office that I haven't been in in six months check it out. Now that I'm here. Yeah. If you want if you want to go in there and see what's going on, see if anybody put anything in there, took any Nov. anything was taken out I gotta feeling someone rated that office. I should've locked it on the way at A. Liberal. Stuff in there. When you walked out of there, he didn't know the began five months. I'm sure right I did not know I thought I was GONNA come back. That's why there was some stuff like my my real headphones are in there there was some clorox wipes if anybody can use obvious. Care I'm sure. That's. On the without a doubt and I think at even said the other day when I mentioned that I was like, yeah there could be some clorox wipes license. Thank you for the wipes. I didn't even. Hear the inside Info he knew where to go. The islanders not done with the panthers just yet they lose three two to yesterday up in Toronto. They still lead the series two games to one. They'll try to close it out again tomorrow afternoon, Arizona Montreal. CHICAGO. All taking to leads and their series as well and the Bruins who had the league's best record when the regular season was cut short by the coronavirus will not have the one or two seed in the east after dropping their first two round robin games to the flyers and facing. That's amazing. So they they kind of come out of this thing with a General Malays and. You know there's a team that's getting screwed Young Carolina but they were getting screwed because they're applying the rangers. Specimen ever could have happened to them. Right. But you know you have you have a couple teams right now the Canadians are to one over the over the penguins at the the Arizona coyotes are to one over Nashville Yeah. Both of those would be considered upset in Chicago over Edmonton and Chicago over I've been. Yeah. So wow and you know Chicago Jonathan Tapes had two goals again men playoff layoff guy he is a playoff guy yes, he is and fell giants Corner Sam beal ops out. So the list of. Players opting out up to sixty. Now with the deadline on the way today at four, o'clock a g sent this to me just before the show started I was not aware of it did not see it yesterday this Russell Wilson video from two thousand, eighteen resurfaced on I do on my God now I don't remember this ever happening originally so I don't think yeah I. It was not something that made any sort of headlines and but yesterday it, it took off got millions and millions of views he you cannot be. Him like an NFL quarterback in as popular as he is in, be any cheesier. Than what he doesn't video I've never I don't think I've ever seen and you'll hear it. Seen or listen to someone who's been that successful in professional sports sound this. Lame. Maybe not that's about it. Yeah close close but but this is this is this is worse play. All right. It's a minute flat and I'm just going to let it. Hey, guys Russell here. Yes. The typical boring. Yes. Russell the robot Russell the wanting love to know a real real exciting. Exciting but anyways. Everybody has to have an ultra ego right and I've been thinking about what my alter ego would be and I think I have an alter ego, his name, his name's Mr Mr Mr. Unlimited. You gotTa be unlimited. Plus. You name it and people ask you you know what you're thinking about or what you WanNa do in life or where you want to go. You gotTa be unlimited tell them. You know what I mean. So when they ask you certain questions like. Mr Lamb. On name, it is They. Think P carol they think this person thinks that person love you but it's missed A. Limited tell now presumably that's Sierra on the background team up for that right or on a We lost you there for a second I. Oh. Boy. Oh No Mr. Unlimited sir. Eighteen. Up On these celebrity dating situations they're married. Now, of course, weren't they? For. Sure. So who else would it be unless? Some it's gotta be hard. Because they were they haven't relations back then now. No, they were shooting videos instead. Shooting Courtney videos instead, right. I mean I don't even know where to begin with that and it sucks because I know g has some thoughts here. I see very aggravated on zoom here, and that's what happens when you're in the brown hair. Brown. Yeah couch and. I've been doing I've been doing a good job of staying sane. But if I start having technical issues today that's going to affect the show I'm going to I might burn the Brown house down. And Go. Right I'll wake them up also you can go to my house. I've now got power I'M GONNA burn. Your. Couch. I don't think. So I don't think there's any sort of maintenance or anything that goes on in this particular house but I guess it was either. One of his kids background I mean that it's so fricking embarrassing that he would put. It's like it makes you cringe and you listen to it and it's even worse when you watch it, I mean no wonder he had issues if other guys in that. Like him in. Seattle with those teams that you know back the Richard Sherman teams I, mean, how could you possibly how could you be somebody in the NFL and have something in common with that? Here's it's impossible to have something in common with someone that cheesy the Roy he's got a new Mr unlimited coming in Jamal Adams. Maybe they can make cheesy videos together now. It was a bad one. Yes it was today. You've got the one hundred second PJ championship getting underway from harding park out in San Francisco so play is the first major and over a year now, since the the open championship I guess it was last July. We had quite the layoff brooks kept because the two time defending champ he will play with Gary Woodland and Shane Lowry they're teeing off at eleven. Eleven am our time off the tenth tee and then it's Tiger Woods Roy, macaroni, Justin Thomas Going at eleven thirty three off the. Cutting. Their coverage will be on ESPN. MPG. A DOT COM, the first two days and then Saturday. Special programming. No low bit late later start on CBS. So four PM Eastern time Saturday. For the PGA Championship, the interesting thing about this obviously, as you mentioned, it's out there in San Francisco California the hardest hit by the coronavirus basically everybody shut down and yet they're still having the PGA Championship and obviously they'll be no fans as we know they're not gonna be fans at any of these events the rest of the way including the US. Open. Here in New York coming up in what is it September I guess right. So we'll see how they do. I know tiger was talking the other day. It's it's chilly out there right on the water. So he's talking about layering up and he's not going to have the full mobility with the back and everything. So people that are run into put wagers in on tiger an eye on the weather in that marine layer, he likes to talk about so much an brooks. Koepka going for three in a row. That's right. That's right. We'll look forward to that. All right. Very good CEELO. We appreciate talking next hour.

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Update, Social Distancing Style

Boomer & Gio

15:15 min | 4 months ago

Update, Social Distancing Style

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So what we have right now is to people at three, forty, five, Hudson in different studios one on TV cameras then Ceelo is on zoom on zoom in east patchy fog, Long Island, and we are on the fan and CBS sports network. So how's it going over there? Going great may I say that boomers looking? Very Tan over there in our regular studio and I'm looking very flushed out over here in mind which is very misleading because as you know or you don't know because you were away last week I spent the week down in ocean city filling in for you via Jerry from Ocean cities. I got a nice town but it's not showing here on on zoom this know you're also getting fat. Oh Wow. Okay. Good to see you as well. Just Look Chevy, I know. TV PUTS TEN POUNDS BUT I. What do you what the Hell did you do down there so let city let's just drink and eat the whole time on your on your dad's dime. Of course what else would you catch and that's what I do Oh. So let's see I probably have seven pound week fire island too early swipes I have no friends that I'm getting fat. So we're just for those keeping track at home Bingo Card or something couple swipes from boomer need you to get in shape for next year man well, that's the thing it's the softball off-season season was essentially canceled trauma enjoying life right now and I've got until next April to get myself back into shape. All good to handsome guys over your shoulder. I like that's right. I put a little scenery here. So we didn't have the gray wall with the black garbage post stain in the background there we covered that up with. boomer and Phil Simms. Company today which studio is that this is the my lack I say, yes it's the Mike. Francesa studio. That's what it looks like. That's what it looks like over here. I haven't been in there. Yeah. So there's a red wall on the adjacent side that I was going to sit on but that didn't apparently didn't look good. So here we are with the the white and actually looks white. It's gray with the the black garbage stains that I'm trying to cover up and not just me over here with all the bobbleheads from Joe and Evan Show. It the. It looks like on that one wall somebody was up against it and got stabbed to death. That's what it looks like somebody may have. Wouldn't wouldn't. Wouldn't put a pair of someone. A. Place like that honestly get filthy our studios in pretty good shape. I mean I was Jerry's picture fell down again I'm going to have the hang up again. But our our studio looks relatively clean. They still have people coming through cleaning. Don't they? That's it people. Broadcasting Right. Yeah and also you gotta remember there's a garbage pail that sat there for years and years key up against the wall and people would throw their garbage because it was up against a wall do like. Shots off the wall. So they'd have like drinks and other food and condiments, and they would just get all over that wall. Disgust. I'm seeing. So it it. It is broth. All right. Got A lot of stuff for us from yesterday and not a lot of times. Let's get right to it. So what's going on Ceelo? Different. Or about yesterday or last night is that the mets lost against so far complete. Left Field Nemo can only watch this one go beyond the bullpen. Josh. Harrison. With his first hit as a national he crushed it. And it's to nothing that's on a couple of well-struck Homerun Gary Cohen Second Inning, Congress S, and why Kendrick had gone deep in the first and other lackluster night for Stephen Matt's five runs on seven hits over three innings. He is now oh, in two with a five, six, five era here in the early going mets end up losing the game five to three years Louis Riel Haas on his left hand is onto the next definitely gonna GonNa work and take a look good. See what off what what he did there and then. I just make and make for his next for matches. Perspective is pretty simple. Explanation fast poses it was leaking back over the middle of the plate today. I went back and talk with the pitching coaches, and that's that's what we realized. This problem mets have lost six out of seventy, three and eight on the season Oh by the way one of their hottest hitters Robinson Cano to the injured list he has a grade two left abductor strain that lineup yesterday you know and. What are we making a? What are we making them? Stephen Matz honestly you same old same old from him. Be. Right exactly I mean he is A. Average to below average pitcher who gives you flashes here or there that can be tantalizing. He's a great guy who's a local kid who everybody is rooting for but the bottom line is is someone that does not get the job done most of the time and if anything he's a guy that fills out the back into your rotation for the rest of his career I mean that's that's that's what I think. I wake up and I read an article about the mets and it's almost like verbatim what you said about the mets yesterday in your rant about not giving you a crap about teams that don't matter anymore. Really. On Geo well, the articles like the doesn't feel like the mets season is already on the brink I mean it is. Now here I don't know anything can happen in. A sixty game season when they're three and I know. It's tough and I watch that lineup and seeing can get put on the I l. and he got just can't catch a break. You Know Jeff McNeil no amend Rosario last night either a good thing Billy Hamilton made it to DC even though he refused to take Amtrak sure you guys saw that story so I guess they flew him into New York either for. Physical or to figure out where he's GonNa live after they acquired him from the giants his flight to northern Virginia gets cancelled presumably because of the weather that we all dealt with and they offered Emma an Amtrak train ticket and he declined because apparently he's watched too much criminal minds I don't know what that means. That was the only quote I saw him the story. The story that I read didn't expound upon that I. Guess We're just supposed to know what that means. I, don't know where where's Billy Hamilton from and I'm assuming that he's been in New York before and and by the way first class, an Amtrak which I'm assuming is required if in the CBA is a very pleasant right it, there's nothing wrong with it. Yeah. I think you're sending them on the New York City subway or anything that's a little different story maybe maybe he's gotten screwed up and it actually takes you right downtown the DC. Union Station Union station perfect it's a ten minute car ride over to nationals park. Come on man it would have been easy to take a car service. Took what our service he did get their entirely will plenty of time apparently. I. Don't understand. I mean you think about all the things that can happen on a plane or or you know movies and things we've seen in the past but the train is the thing that's in his head like this isn't like you know the wild west where people on horses would come and then rob the trains stage Co. what is what does he think is happening I don't know right at the bottom of that is he thinks. Like. What does Amtrak train pirates is he afraid of from the show criminal minds where he doesn't want to get on the train I like going Amtrak, man's easy. Especially coming out of the city. If you've gotta go down to DC a Baltimore something is easy. It's hard for. Man I don't know who knows. I should correct myself short changed the mets of win their four, not three and eight if that really makes a big difference for you rick. Poor Sello. Max. Scherzer. For Owl. So he loses power. He's doing all this via cellphone on his show sheet this morning it's an easy mistake, but just shows where he's at. The start time he writes for mets nationals is a six zero five am so that games already under underway courtney. Als Down. There is I'm surprised as CONDO still standing right? You know he's talented. In good shape yesterday also the stuff and now look at him. He thought he was getting the power for the night that did not happen. Cell, phones calls pse and G.. R.. G.. E. OR whatever the hell it s C. N. G.. G. We got over three hundred, fifty thousand people without power this morning on Long Island at least that's the early estimates and JCP. L. In new. Jersey has quite a few outages as well. So we hope those folks have success today getting all that restored or at some point over the course of the next few days that would be nice. Yankees and Phillies, as we know were postponed actually turned out to be a pretty nice evening I'm sure they had the generators at Yankee Stadium, technically, they could have played, but you'll have the straight double header today. At citizens, Bank Park instead you have. To two seven INNING Games, WE'VE GOT PRE game at three twenty five here on the Fan Jay half slated to start one of these games for the Yanks Jordan Montgomery is also on turn to pitch today we'll see how the yanks choose to handle it Zach wheel of the former met scheduled to go in the opener for Joe Girardi club and then Aaron Nola in the nightcap now game to just to make sure everyone is clear on this. If you're tuning in on the radio game twos going to switch to Wfan am only at eight forty five on the FM dial we've got net celtics after Brooklyn. Yesterday one, nineteen, sixteen, the biggest NBA upset as far as point spread goes since at least nineteen ninety-five, it was eighteen and a half or nine nineteen depending on where you looked interim head coach Jacques von says no big deal go roll. We'll try to keep things in perspective same conversation we had after our first scrimmage here. It will carry through that feast stay will take processes. See what happens and reload and do it again he's not GonNa make too much of it. Now keep in mind they got this win without Joe Harris no Carousel, avert no jared Allen they all rested and then Jamal Crawford made his team debut and he lasted like a quarter he left the game with a left hamstring injury did not return now for the Bucks Giannis only played sixteen minutes but there was some incentive for them there one win away from locking up the top seed in the east. So the nets beat them by three. So if you make a big deal out of that, you could. Now this is most likely going to be the first round match up exactly most likely. Yes. Holes are probably was resting guys as well. It's almost like an exhibition game for both teams, right the nets to get the window for sure meantime a very short stay in Toronto in Toronto bubble. For the Rangers robot. Pressure, it's taken away special oh. Oh Man. Sebastian With the break plane. And the candor features. It's three to one. That, you're eight million dollar defenseman given the puck away to Sebastian Auto, and then there's your second defenseman. WHO's GONNA. WanNa big contract just getting going right around. I mean you know. So this is like the reality has set in that. The Rangers got a lot of work here in this off season Mata work not ready for the series against a team they usually beat up on instead they swept by the hurricanes they lose yesterday four to one David Quinn's team only managed grand total of four goals in the view. This is a good experience in any way shape or form, and maybe when the dust settles and the emotions subside feel a little bit differently but not for now, the turn of eager to Sirkin could not even spark them. So they are done and technically did not even qualify for the play or the only. Experience that would have been good has star can been able to play the first two games, and at least you would have gotten the full realm of what playoff hockey is about. The one thing I will say watching all these hockey games he intensity, you could feel it and you could see it and the guys are playing their asses off and I feel the same way about the NBA especially when the good teams are playing each other and then when those playoff start man is going to be really good basketball, it's going to be even better hockey I think hockey has been outstanding actually. You're seeing the intensity from the islanders right now and it's working for them thus far anthony don't have a shot here in the second period. The puck is loose top poodle. Trust in time. For ended Burke MSG plus gionta virus left a stick around. So you might not have seen it live. Now you got to hear what surrounded right It was a great pass by Kuna Colin. And matty you know has had a bunch of chances yester- and has had a bunch of chances what since they've come back and reunited with Casey. Cal and it was it was good for him and good for the team and they look good right there. All he had the equalizer there with Sydney and Winnie watching from home never naturally put the aisles ahead in the second head of the power play goal third they win the game for two to lead the series two games to none, and they will go for the sweep coming up and. There's a lot of guys out there that are opting out for different reasons. and Matt could've easily went to bury trots and loot Lemerre and said, you know I'm GonNa opt out. I. Don't I don't. WanNa. Put. You know we we have a new baby and all this other stuff but every single one of us in his life basically said, you need to go to work in, you need to go play and you need to be a part of this and there's no doubt that he is where he needs to be with his second family. That's his team you know and and we're all loving every minute of it for him and the experience of being a father for the first time, and then being in the Stanley Cup playoffs getting a goal yesterday all that stuff is like. These are memories that you you just can't. Recreate anyway. So we're all happy for him to be playing and winning is is doing just absolutely great abbot to hear it. Awesome stuff. Big Mac chicken mcnuggets no big Mac in quarter pounder with cheese are folio fish. 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From the Bleachers #1: A Love Letter to Vikings' Fans

Bleeding Green Nation

29:27 min | 1 year ago

From the Bleachers #1: A Love Letter to Vikings' Fans

"He's my co-host maximize talk next steps and solar recovered from sixers raptors game seven over a span of many many months were listened back to old episodes and make fun of how wrong we this is Jim from the step over the radio ballers podcast talking seventy sixers tune in his office network ashamed underscore clancy may be a reader of my daily newsletter from Broad Street with love talking about Sixers Eagles every day of the week Monday through Friday weekly Sports magazine so that was a newspaper Slash magazine that came out every week across the country one time an article I wrote a feature does this strange everyone on the Fan Perspective now I'm a writer I've written for a lot of places I said wrote for NBC Sports Philadelphia All as Eagles season six or season appearance on any BGN radio show. I could not be more excited talk to you guys today Tuesday Ron Record Monday night but that you'll be here on this on Tuesday tomorrow ending up over there mantle but when I look back and I see that maybe one of the biggest eagles articles ever wrote at that time Twenty fifteen was a cover story about how Finan well quaint and with the Internet now writing on their I've written him some big articles for blustery nation might time wrote an article three years ago about some of my personal struggles final DeMarco Murray was going to be running behind the Eagles offensive line I'm not too proud about that one but again a lot of things have changed in the Eagles World since then tomorrow Mary is just you know one step in our seven degrees of separation that landed the Eagles Carson Wentz by digress again. My Name's Shane clancy from twitter oppy there's one talking to people in real life while just find forming all my opinions based off of those guys say they're smarter but I want to do something a little different I really want to bring out wrote for USA Today couple summers in college covering the Eagles training camp back in the chip error member I had a on USA Today's eagles running back was the cover of that newspaper magazine whenever you want to call it across the entire country and you would think that something would have framed in my apartment my parents would be what about myself again my name is James Clancy Lifelong South Philadelphian Rin all over the Internet in Philly sports world intern for the Philadelphia Daily News for about a year in Cali into me so I've been in this for a log eagles season ticket holder have been since my freshman year of college so that was two thousand twelve twenty five to eagles fans journey arrived finally Lincoln my twitter account twitter bio but anyone here is the from the bleachers podcast while I'm GonNa do here is trying to get something that's a little different the most knowledgeable football guys I've ever come across the Internet I think one of my takes gutter bed all either listened to their takes and if it's different than mine are probably with my mental health in some things going on my life and how much Vigo's ends car someone's rookie season really helped me at that time my life and how much this eagles teen link and the First Eagles game I really have a concrete memory of is game they clinched the division that here at home at the vet over the everything else going on in the bleeding green nation at work and I love these podcasts I've loved them for years Biaggi's the man of course the Godfather Kissing so lacquer listening to the first ever episode of the from the bleachers podcast here on the wonderful th will clean and Green Nation podcast family name is James Clancy and this is my first stay after a playoff loss or even a regular season loss that was my childhood then in high school and college got there I learned heartbreak the hard way of really ever had if I could just live you know a stretch on loop just give me January and February twenty eighteen ever literally anything in the world promise and disappointment that was the chip Kelly era now that really solidified in my mind that the eagles were truly never GonNa win the Super Bowl but now we're back they won the super bowl the New York giants giants scoring last play the game on some crazy trickery I think there was a sort of a hook and ladder type scenario where sweating it out as was I at six years old six seven years old harrison sentiment hooked a typical kid crying his eyes out begging not to go to school be just an apple should game win streak tend to the game yesterday where they demolished quite terrible giants team that jets offense the jets team I'm sorry get the fantastic time best that like five weeks Banham the playoffs through the next big super bowl the best time my life the best what who kissed a girl broad street on went viral on twitter about in this random now she's sitting twenty feet away Liam up sitting there on the upper level with my family my friends kids I've known my entire life I dad perfection perfection infinitely more than I enjoyed this people you know why because from basically the middle of the second quarter on it just turned into a party that's what I'm talking about thirty eight to seven thirty eight to seven could talk to literally any eagles fan inside the city I had no sort of anger or disdain for the Minnesota Vikings I was a kid when Moss was awesome I love Randy Moss Thought Dante culpepper and the way their diapers just always full and why they do they're all shucks little midwestern persona that is so fake and belongs on ninety super bowl as it every fan but I think I don't think I certainly enjoyed the NFC championship game but twenty seventeen and that's he championship game everything that happened with Vikings fans leading up to that week that Sunday night matchup just fueled my fire even more if you just say that to them thirty seven they know exactly what you're talking about exactly so I'm gonNA throw it back to that night and yeah I watched the me reading a book as a record this that's the eagles man that's why I love the eagles it just brings me closer to everyone in my life it's doing that right now because the eagles are on crapping your team's confused that jets team was trash just trash that might have been the worst offense I've ever seen at least from a team the eagles played the art museum steps took this weirdly angled picture that made it look like the entire art museum area was swarmed with Vikings Fans Eighty Sitcom I'm sick of it I don't like fake people talk about people from Philadelphia all you want there to keep a real unlike millie bad but something changed something changed I think we all know what it is and judge going by three numbers and one word all the memories may my friends my girlfriend Ashley the Eagles who both might not know he might know that story might not know it's about me but yeah it was the Carrie Kahn toss it to to Barbara then I believe Ron Dixon with when he got down to the two or thirty and people were however the famous vikings fans are drew mcgarry from deadspin king all you guys can all get lost it just get lost your crybabies crybabies that's it the New York jets but I'm going to be simultaneously looking forward in looking backward in this podcast this week 'cause the eagles are playing the Minnesota Vikings now naturally my whole life from Minnesota and the Great Lakes actually if you looked at an aerial view that shot it'll like fifty people standing outside fifty people in Viking helmets just give it from that perspective Luke Falk is a future insurance salesman has got that written all over him he could just imagine handing out his allstate business cards you at some crappy happy hour option at the hotel room in suburban Illinois so yeah get log is on the network reaction to last week's game to what happened where the eagles demolished my I I see eagles seat ever have some concrete memories of without two thousand one season the first time they won the division since nineteen eighty eight I think back to in the week that a bunch of Vikings fans come over to do quote unquote takeover Philadelphia and they all stood up the eagles are three point underdogs Minnesota Vikings this week as they were back on that beautiful night January twenty first fascinating it was forty seven degrees the eagles played in Minnesota was on February fourth twenty eighteen in the Eagles won the super bowl. I don't know if you guys did you guys hear about that the Eagles won the superbowl that year one time zone over you might be doing it wrong anyway they're talking to this guy he's saying oh you better be paired you may not WanNa wear leggings stuff you know these people in Purple Shirts looking insane standing outside the museum while all the boxers had absolutely no idea what they were doing and then I was just all of these you know in these small town the whole life yet I believe Philadelphia and all the worst ways and the best ways I bleed greed we're in a bleeding green nation obviously from south Philadelphia South maybe one of the biggest plays in Philadelphia sports has may be the biggest turning point it's one of those things I linked back to maybe that was thirty two degrees and that was by far the coldest I've ever been at an eagles stadium at that wasn't a playoff game I could see people on the stands leaving and I really wouldn't have blamed him I was hey if you're traveling to Philadelphia for the big football game this weekend you'd better steer clear of those Philadelphia fans because you know they'll throw snowballs at Santa Claus and boo their own blister animals their trash in not just all things I internalize Dan just speaks to me in all the ways people have just trash filled off this is my life anyway so lead not to that game the barely squeak by the Falcons in the divisional round they were still under aw everyone had their dog mask on as soon as that things went viral from Chris Long in Bo Al and wearing those dogmatic hop on Amazon bought one right away now what beer every five seconds because my nerves were shot so it's forty seven degrees and it felt like a beautiful you know October Sunday night on local news shows the clubs would go viral and they'd make their way to Philadelphia of these again aw Shucks TV personality saying legendary story though to that night as we know the Vikings wearing control the game when down on scored on their first drive touchdown the Kyle Rudolph Beagles Dimension you slip into once you go to the central time zone but if you're using a travel agent and twenty eighteen to book a trip that's you know folks going into that game at Minnesota they were three point underdogs this week in Minnesota this game will be played at Minnesota and if you don't remember the last time the people are high five swing in my head wildly I don't even know what's going on because I can't even see anything in front of my face terrible mask ought with a three now and the sky was falling in Philadelphia the sky was falling and then came the unsung hero of the twenty Seventeen Eagles who made night anything in that kind of sounds cold in it is but the previous week's game against Atlanta in Philadelphia divisional round game that was a Saturday night game this is changing everything not just changing everything in this game changing everything changing everything you've ever known about the eagles in what the Eagles mean to you and what you're liars and they're talking to some travel agent you know that's how you know Minnesota is so stuck in a different era in a different time period philly native wins a high school in North Philly went to college in university city the longest ever left city is like a seven day period to go to Disney world when I was a kid that's it ever seen that flicker dettori Smith is maybe the most perfectly thrown pass ever my biased Yet Nick foles is a hero he's a folk here in Philadelphia on the level of rockier whoever Benjamin Franklin whoever else you want to say I don't care fearn fan base is the way you know Tom Brady does way Aaron Rodgers does way Russell Wilson does way Brett Farve dead I think he will be but after a hit from Chris Long when Ryan Patrick Robinson's hands scrambled all over the field Dovan for touchdown and nothing was ever let's say you have about the eagles or even when they get down in there hurt you maybe it's a negative thoughts you have about yourself and Patrick Robinson that ball from case keenum that duck and Nick foles was super and he goes one and they beat Tom Berry Brady and the Patriots and Bill Bell check the scores Forty One thirty three you might not have heard about that but again ah bundled up as a human possibly could have been I probably looked like Ralphie on a Christmas story the way it was walling through the stadium in and out and down the road to go to the bathroom for drinking -tations for the colossal failure view experienced your entire life as an eagles fan all of those things that you've internalized all those ideas and those negative thoughts against the Milwaukee brewers in game what was that two of the two thousand eight it was one of those moments where you stop everything you're doing and you're just kind of stuck in a moment of tie one thing I don't want to call her Grad it's not a regret but the one thing that I could have wished was Carson Wentz had more active role in that game she looking back on that into this deeply deeply next week hey the cowboys more than I hate really anything but this there's this weird infatuation with me when it comes mm-hmm and things just slowed down in your Donovan starting to realize the totality of the moment in how much you think there's a slow white guy so I like the chances there so we had Minnesota this week upcoming on Sunday and then Sunday night in Dallas so obviously the cowboys the eagles might have the best defense in the NFL and their best wide receiver doesn't want to play for the team anymore and our second best receiver think this podcast has called from the bleachers obviously McRae's eagles fan doing this crap but man that was the most perfect throw ever as much as I love Nick foles just from Vikings fans because they cry and they cry in the complain the me they Philip by mentioned wherever I bring up thirty seven wound that's the only thing you ever saying it's thirty Matt Stares Homerun in the two thousand eight against the Los Angeles dodgers or Shane metronews Grand Slam Aussie Bath at Citizens Bank park talking about your Vikings Fan I just say the score of the game and your heart drops heart drops I hope we have another moment like that on I'm ready ever the same again in Philadelphia the rest of the story Nick foles look like nineteen eighty nine Joe Montana out there slinging it through some of the best passes were ready for this episode is brought to you by CBS sports HQ so much of Sports TV nowadays is full of made up drama it's a bunch of hot it'd be easier download the CBS sports APP and watch CBS SPORTS HQ Today. Hey I'm Spencer Hall I'm Holly The Vikings just cry babies cry babies they wine they wine the wine on twitter I have so many tweets bookmarked season in the magic of foles his whole entire redemption Ark the best redemption Ark ever outside of what season six Jamie Lancaster on game of thrones earliest seriously as it should be taken subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast APP now when the sports fans just open the CBS sports APP and watch anytime from anywhere on your phone or at home on your apple TV Roku or fire TV it could kurt cousins Kirk cousins right Kurt K. U. R. T. Kurt and led by Devon Cook whose can task on the ground but I will say Anderson I'm Ryan Nanny I'm Jason Kirk and we're the hosts of the shutdown full cast your avengers of college football podcast it says in the script onto riff on what that means I'm not seeing those dock mass you think you'd be able to but you're just basically walking blind Alabama I was wearing that as I was walking up the escalator to the top level link about college football every now and then like mascot fights announcers fleeing the early and unfashionable pants that coaches where now if you want to take college football exact tastes from people who don't even believe what they're saying just beating the same topics into the ground but CBS sports HQ is here to change all that it's a network that streams live twenty four seven in free for a week or a month or if you have some special cable package it's totally completely free for everybody you don't even need a log in just sports for real liking starting quarterback was case keenum who had one of those classic fluky seasons where he led Minnesota to start the season as their backup quarterback behind he might as well be from Minnesota just this Vanilla Mayo white bread white boy Dork so he's easy there's any fan base that I want to strike fear in the early two and Ios play them the next two weeks the Minnesota Vikings led by quarterback the Sam Bradford Sam Bradford imagining having fit and Sam Bradford starting quarterback I did once you learn the hard way years and I hate him he stinks he's such a Dork he's adore the whole you like that just the corneas stuff. Imaginable rose played the Vikings in the two thousand eighteen while twenty seventeen it was in January twenty first two thousand eighteen when they play the Vikings in the NFC championship game. The you need to make the right calls for your lineup no fake debates no politics just sports for real sports fans the best news of all it's free woke up to a test man Schefter Jay Gruden gone and since he's been in Minnesota they give the Vikings and their analytically into seven well thirty seven that's the only thing that matters with your franchise your franchise has more disappointments in the eagles used to have your failures choke artists and you just know what he just looks like he was made in this most vanilla pretty good at College Michigan State just yeah he just midwestern again like flying in their brilliant front office gave a quarterback eighty four million dollars guaranteed just the hand the ball off every play running offense from nineteen forty seven against and he's not as good as people think he is he's not as good as he needed Jay Gruden more than Jay Gruden needed him I think Che Gordon who was just fired yesterday title by an appearance in NFC championship game where they God destroyed but now they have a new quarterback as you know they signed last season it's great and what's what makes it so special makes it such a true underdog story but I want cars wants to get his own car so wants to get the respect he deserves from the national media and I want him the strikes even in their coverage is just focused on the game they bring you the latest news highlights previews and reactions to all the onfield action fantasy sports experts will give you the information the only the animosity I hold towards Minnesota Vikings fans is based purely out of Schadenfreude and how might demented disease to a deal worth eighty four million dollars kirk cousins Sir now if you're an eagles fan you're obviously familiar with cousins from his time with the redskins and basically what I mean is this all every Tuesday we talk about everything from cooking disasters to pro wrestling too unfashionable pants worn middle school we also do eased Eagles Fan Fan Brain I get so much out of their misery set a little weird yet but football fans weird so I mean if everyone there with that stupid horn they do after every I down that's the dumbest stuff ever as a kid in Madden Oh my God when you do franchise mode squirrel specifically thirty seven if they were to win forty four to seven I'd be a little upset at it and just score six fewer points oh but that game really isn't filled with Minnesota Vikings fans it's film with ABC executives from t mobile and is winning five through bowls and there being so many bandwagon cowboys friends from the Philly area and there's people I knew growing up who cowboys fans and were gigantic Weirdos because of it Sam Bradford got replaced but he was injured as you would expect and then case keenum behind a some solid go players and a fantastic defense runaway the NFC all this other stuff all like your raise your kids to beat savages. I don't care you guys are just Dorks your losers to you think Alma loser look in the Mirror Liking Nordic Horn that it would blow after every I down and it was the most annoying thing in the world I can't imagine actually attending in Eagles Vikings into and he goes podcast from Specific Eagles fans right now I'm sure you're a little bit of a Disease Eagles Fan too I love that about you I love that you're listening in a soda because I need a put little earmuffs on literal months not just Vince Vaughn style hands over your ears either some earplugs earmuffs I could not listen and fraud to the fullest extent I

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