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"barry bonds" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Thank you very much for that. I had a front row seat for that. How you doing? Because I owned Carmelo Martinez. And when that ball was hit, and I'm watching it go towards bragging. I'm going, oh my God, if that goes over the beds, this is gonna get ugly. And you know, he reached up, he grabbed it and the rest is history, but I'm in the bullpen warming up and you know the bullpens where they were. Yes. They're right next to reveal. So, you know, having to sit there and watch that close and know that loot didn't bring me in to face Carmelo, that that made my heart sake a little bit, but I knew Randy after he got that out. He was fine. Yes. And indeed, they were and we know what happened in the 1990 World Series. I can't wait to see you again down the road soon sometimes soon either in Connecticut or if you come back this way to this neck of the Woods after the Bengals complete their remarkable playoff run. I'm going to tell you right now I'm not going to lie, govern the Bengals right now is something special, dibs. You really appreciate being in the city of Cincinnati, seeing how it's come alive for really, I know they went through great times in the last couple of decades, but didn't want to play off game. This is akin to what you guys went through in 1990. It's very, very similar. It is a special city to win in and I'm very happy for those fans. They've been starving for some football greatness and hopefully they can keep it going. That is rob dibble, the one and only rob devil, you can hear him three to 7 every afternoon, drive time on the rob double show on 97 9 ESPN and Hartford. You know, they have an antenna as he mentioned in southern Massachusetts so you can Springfield, right? You can hear them there. Yes. Greenfield. Just want to make sure I got it right..
"barry bonds" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
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"barry bonds" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"And I know this, it's not actually connected to Major League Baseball. No, it's not. And that's why when I glad you brought this up because when people say that he's banned from Major League Baseball, well, that has nothing to do with a national baseball Hall of Fame that's not officially connected with Major League Baseball, putting him in their hall has nothing to do with it whatsoever. Again, comes down to a ridiculous archaic, if I can say arcane, morality clause. And if you want to tell the story of baseball, professional baseball, which obviously Major League Baseball is maybe 95% of that, what have you. Then go ahead and include a description of their entire career good and bad and let it be and be done with this stupid hypocritical approach of not allowing certain players in and allowing other players in when the whole group of them have done something unsavory toward the sport. Let me just bring this up and I know people will be like, well, what does this have to do with the performance and drugs? What if Justin Verlander one day is up for the Hall of Fame? Are we going to bring up 2017 what they did with the Astros? Because that's where the egregious that's ever hit this game. Yet their World Series stands. They enjoy wearing these rings around a lot of them are really arrogant in the way that they talk about it. Like we did nothing wrong. So I kind of correlate that to some of these performance enhancing drug guys. They're fine. The records are still standing, which infuriates me. You know, you had a commissioner that could have balanced the book, so to speak. And didn't. And at the same time, now you're going to have Justin Verlander up for the Hall of Fame, one of his greatest years traded in the middle of that year. If they don't get Verlander, they don't win that championship. I truly believe that. And so now he's going to be he's going to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, yet they probably won't even bring that up. They'll be like, just like, you know what? To me, you can't throw history under the rug. You can't hide it. And, you know, having played in the era of and it's not just the steroids. It's not just the aged the amphetamines were worse. Worse. Trust me when I say this. And to make it seem like that didn't even happen. That to me just shows you the people don't know what they're talking about. So if you want the complete history, all of the and the amphetamines go back to the 40s and 50s. Absolutely. Even Hank Aaron acknowledged this when he was kind of rust his soul when he was alive. He acknowledged the fact that everybody was doing them. Yeah. And so for guys to be more focused, more alert, being able to run faster and work out and do whatever they're doing, you know, the use of a drug, you know, to me, it's like, just stop. Like, you just said, you know, stop put the morality, put the right people in there that belong in there because it still is a very difficult Hall of Fame to get into. You know, I'm still bitter about Ron Santo. He was putting posthumously. Buck O'Neal put in posthumously. There's a bunch of other guys that deserve to be in the whole thing. Listen, we haven't talked about mania Ramirez yet. We haven't talked about Gary Sheffield, Jimmy Ron and a rod shilling, all these guys belong to be in the Hall of Fame, but if you want to.
Big Papi elected to HOF; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out
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"barry bonds" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"<Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Silence> No, I don't think he gets <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> there. <Speech_Male> And if that's how <Speech_Male> it's gonna go, Jeremy, <Speech_Male> what does that say about us? <Speech_Male> What does that say about we <Speech_Male> the media? <Speech_Male> If that is <Speech_Male> the ultimate <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> resolution of this. <Music> <Music> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> So <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> it's a fair question, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> right? <Speech_Male> Is Barry Bonds <Speech_Male> not going to get <Speech_Male> elected <Speech_Male> because <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> he had this <Speech_Male> one kind of relationship <Speech_Male> with the media. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> others are going to <Speech_Male> get in because they had <Speech_Male> a different kind of relationship. <Speech_Male> Because <Speech_Male> they came around in <Speech_Male> a different time in <Speech_Male> the steroid story. <Speech_Male> Because <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> they didn't <Speech_Male> do <Speech_Male> things that were as <Speech_Male> spectacular as <Speech_Male> the things that he <Speech_Male> did. And <Speech_Male> so there's no question <Speech_Male> of <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> defiling <Speech_Music_Female> the record book. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> it raises questions <Speech_Male> too about <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> the media being involved <Speech_Male> in these big questions <Speech_Male> in the first place. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> we know writers <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> who've <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> given up the vote. <Speech_Music_Male> Because <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> this process is <Speech_Music_Male> too complicated <Speech_Male> now, taking <Speech_Male> into consideration, <Speech_Music_Male> everything that happened <Speech_Music_Male> in the steroids era. <Speech_Music_Male> Tim kirchen <Speech_Male> said something like, <Speech_Male> this is <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> the hardest thing <Speech_Male> I do. <Speech_Male> Deciding whether or <Speech_Music_Male> not to vote for Barry Bonds. <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Male> The question <Speech_Male> is, how could anyone <Speech_Male> be <Speech_Music_Male> expected to make <Speech_Music_Male> consistent <Speech_Male> decisions <Speech_Male> with the lack of data <Speech_Male> with the <Speech_Male> lack of transparency, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> which is <Speech_Female> partially baseball's fault? <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Andy Vance <Speech_Male> likes to go who summed it up <Speech_Male> to me also. He's <Speech_Male> like, <Speech_Male> baseball <Speech_Male> didn't do anything about this <Speech_Music_Male> for years. Didn't <Speech_Music_Male> do anything about it for <Speech_Male> years. You know, there <Speech_Male> was no testing. <Speech_Male> There was no punishment, <Speech_Male> and now <Speech_Male> they come along and they say, <Speech_Male> yeah, we <Speech_Male> didn't test. We <Speech_Male> benefited from it. <Speech_Male> Baseball came <Speech_Male> back
"barry bonds" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Good. Jeremy, you look at film of Barry Bonds from this era of the early 90s. He is fast, he's young, he's visibly lighter. You know, in many senses. He's a future Hall of Famer, just based on what he's doing in Pittsburgh at that trajectory. But you mentioned that the pirates are a team that had been struggling organizationally themselves. How was bond's feeling about his place in Pittsburgh, is all of this was happening. Everybody knew that he wasn't going to resign with Pittsburgh. I mean, he had hoped that they would sign him to a contract long-term contract before he became a free agent. You know, which they had done with other players. You can pay me now or you can let me go now and let someone else pay me and let somebody else appreciate what I do. And he resented that they didn't do that because he was the best player in the gate. But they went to arbitration instead every year. Management submits a figure, the player submits a figure, the arbitrator has to choose one figure or the other. And bonds loses. And so now he's he's not only bidder that he hasn't gotten the long-term deal that would have assured his long-term financial stability, he's, you know, he's upset that he's lost the arbitration. They're not sending Jim Leland and arbitration. You know, that's what I like. He got an extension right away. I mean, there was no problems. You're going to be our man. They're not doing that with us. A lot of that spills over in spring training in 1991 after loses that arbitration case and there's a famous clip of him and Jim Leland. His manager confronting each other at spring training in 1991. Barry had had some issues with his contract, and he was a little bit bitter. So if something's kind of building up, I just snapped. And Barry snapped. You want to be here? But by the time he is eligible for free agency after his 7th major league season after the 1992 season, it's clear to everyone that he's out of there. So after years of grievance with the pirates, and also, I guess the media, Jeremy, I want to bring them into this equation too at this point because as Bond is a free agent, it also seems like he is also warring with the people who cover him. It's an interesting element of Barry Bonds career, this relationship with the media, or lack thereof. That's the media writing on a piece of paper, telling the people who read a newspaper, what is going on that really do not know. He's described by the people recovering him at the time as someone who was mercurial. They didn't know whether, you know, one day he was going to be really friendly and interested or he was going to entirely ignore them. And it wasn't just the media. You know, Barry had difficult relationships with his teammates, sometimes there were fights in the Clubhouse with other players, there were disagreements over the years. Pretty much everybody said the same thing. And that was Barry didn't care what you thought of him. Do you care what people think about you? Not really. And he certainly went out of his way you could argue at times to convey that message. One of the classic examples is he wins his first MVP award in 1990. And there's a big gallon New York, the New York baseball writers dinner and they invite all of the award winners in both leagues every year. You know, the managers, the rookies of the year, the sag award winners. It's part of the social circuit that you get to enjoy when you are atop of the sport. And everybody, you know, at least in my memory, you know, and what people say is you show up. Sure. It's just like one of those Barry Bonds didn't show up. And Jim Leland tells us the story. I talked to Barry and Barry, said I'm not going. I'm not going there. And I said, you need to go to that. He did not go. He just didn't see the value of nurturing those relationships with the media. You know, why? Who knows why. But I think people who knew Bobby Bond said that he had difficult relationships with the media over the years. And it's interesting, one of the writers whose interview when the Hall of Fame voters who's in our piece is Terence Moore, the longtime national columnist. And he knows Barry pretty well. And it's covered in for decades. And he said, 5 years ago, he was talking to Barry about his career and everything and Barry sitting with him at the time, I think he's he might be a hitting coach at that point that year that he was a hitting coach for Florida. I started asking him, pointed questions, such as Barry, you know, I've known you forever, and I've always seen you as being pretty much a nice guy. At least to me, I said, why did you act the way you acted back then? And all those years. And he flat out said I was a dumb. I was floored. I wish I hadn't been such a dumb. In terms of the way that he dealt with other people. Teammates, the media, coaches, managers, et cetera. Well, because Jeremy, look, it's one thing to be a to the people you work with and to have the reputation and therefore you are disliked because of it. Yeah, no, that's the Jeremy shap story. We know this. We know how that one goes. Right. You can survive that. But what you can't necessarily ever fix are the relationships that result in you not being immortalized in the way that you clearly have been wanting to be. But, you know, at the same time, as bad as that relationship was, right? Who votes for the MVP award every year? It's the baseball writers. Who's the only guy to win four MVP awards? Who's the only guy to win 5 MVP awards? Who's the only guy to win 6 MVP awards? Gotta win 7 MVP awards. So, you know, you had to acknowledge his greatness. Whether or not you liked him or hated him or couldn't stand the sight of him. Well, let's get to San Francisco, Jeremy, because Barry Bonds is his free agent. He is the prize of the off season when he leaves the pirates. He signs the richest contract in Major League Baseball history. Good news for giant fans, baseball's richest contract handed out national league most valuable player. Barry Bonds agreed to his 6 year contract with the Giants worth of excess of $43 million. To return home basically. His de facto home in San Francisco with the Giants. How would you describe that homecoming that he received that they arranged for him, really? It was huge. He grew up in the giant's Clubhouse with his godfather Willie Mays with his father Bobby bonds. He's a Bay Area guy. It's where he always wanted to be. It's where he felt most comfortable. And this was this was a franchise that needed him. Needed a superstar, needed the best player in the game. And they got him. That one's high. Deep right field. This has a chance. Home run very bad. First at bat before the new hometown fans. And he's wearing number 25, his father's number. His father becomes the hidden coach. Dusty baker who's been with a giant stat point for years as they're hitting coach. He becomes the manager, the baker and bonds families go back three generations. Dusty baker's father was Bobby bond's little league youth coach. So this is in many ways the ideal situation. This is a level of comfort immediately that he never experienced in Pittsburgh..
MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards
"In nineteen fifty one New York Yankees catcher yogi Berra was the American league's Most Valuable Player fellow catcher Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the NL MVP and New York Giants outfielder Willie Mays was a National League rookie of the year that was a year tops got the license to make baseball cards for the major leagues those decades of kids trying to chew that hard stick a bubble gum while flipping through the cards are nor in all the who is he to get to the Reggie Jackson's George Brett's or Barry Bonds are coming to an end the company yet to be named as being formed by the sports merchandising company fanatics it will become the exclusive licensee for baseball cards once the current deals with the MLB and players union expire I'm timid wire
"barry bonds" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Th home run less than a year and a half after hitting his five home run. The home run came on august. Ninth against kip. Kip wells of the pirates. And if you're telling me that i'm paying a guy ninety million dollars for over the course of five years which is like it. Breaks it down to like something around like fifteen to seventeen and a half or i think like something like that in in my head. I'm not. I don't have a calculator anything out that. Like if you're selling me on guy around seventeen and a half million dollars. And he's like right. Now he's going to hit three seventy only strike out forty seven times hit like hit forty six home runs and draw almost one hundred walks that year. Just amazing it's i can't even comprehend it. It's almost like it's nuts. I oh my goodness but to postseason bonds hit eight home runs with a three twenty two average sixteen. Rbi's and twenty seven walks in the postseason en route to the two thousand and two world series which the giants would lose four to three to the anaheim angels. The thousand three season barry bonds played in just one hundred and thirty as he hit forty five on runs in just three hundred ninety at bats along with eight hundred forty one average. He's slugged seven forty nine walked one hundred and forty eight times and had an on base average well over five hundred a five twenty nine. So that's his third straight year with an average above five hundred. You also became the only major league member of our only member of the career. Five hundred home runs and five hundred stolen base club by stealing second base on june. Twenty third off of off of the pitcher. Eric gains in the eleventh inning of tied ball game against the los angeles dodgers against whom bonds had tallied his five hundred home. Run bonds scored the game winning run later in that inning and then they didn't really do anything the rest of that year and the two thousand four season bonds had perhaps his best overall season. He hit three sixty two rout to his his second national league batting title. He broke his own record by walking two hundred and thirty two times. He's lugged at a rate of eight twelve. Which is the fourth highest of all time. He also broke his on. Base percentage record with a six. Oh nine on. Base percentage eat past. Willie mays on the career home run list by hitting his six hundred and sixty first home run. On off of ben ford on april thirteenth of two thousand and four then hit his seven hundred homerun off of jake peavy on september seventeenth and bonds forty five home runs in three hundred seventy three at bats and struck out just fourteen times that year putting himself invariably company as few major leaguers have ever had more home runs than strikeouts in a season bonds would win his fourth consecutive. Mvp and his seventh overall his seven. Mvp awards are for more than any player in history. In addition no other player from either league has been awarded the mvp four times in a row. That's that's nuts. The mvp award was first given in nineteen thirty one so it hasn't been one hundred years like more than one hundred years that but it still. He's he's the only guy so far to have ever gotten four row which is amazing like the forty year old bonds that at that time broke willie stark gills twenty five year old record for the oldest player to win most valuable player. Startles thirty nine eight months and was nationally co mvp with keith hernandez in nineteen seventy nine on july fourth. E tied in past ricki henderson's career bases on balls record with his two hundred. Two thousand one hundred ninetieth in two thousand one hundred ninety first career walks. As bonding neared aaron's record aaron was called for his opinion on bonds. He clarified that he was a fan and admira bonds in avoided the controversy regarding whether he should the record should be denoted with an asterix for bonzes alleged steroid usage vote. Recognition and respect for the award was something to be determined by the fans as steroid controversy received the greater media attention during the off season before the thousand five season. Aaron express some reservations about the statement bonds made on the issue aaron express that he felt drug and steroid use to boost. Athletic performance was inappropriate. Aaron was frustrated that the media could not focus on the events that occurred in the field of play in which drugs or gambling allegations such as those associated with pete. Rose could be emphasize less in two thousand seven. Aaron felt the whole steroid use issue was very controversial and decided that he would not attend any possible. Record-breaking games aaron congratulated bonds through the media including video played on the scoreboard when bonds eventually broke errands record on august in august of two thousand seven bonds and salary in two thousand and five was twenty two million dollars and it was the second highest salary in major league baseball seconds. Only alex rodriguez who's getting paid. Twenty five point two million dollars bonds endured a knee injury multiple surgeries and rehab and he was activated on september twelfth that year to start in left field and his return against the san diego padres he hit. He nearly hit his first home. Run in his first at bat bonds finished the night one for four and upon his return bond resumed the his high-calibre performance at the plate hitting home runs in four consecutive games from september. Eighteenth through the twenty first and finished with five home runs in only fourteen games in the thousand six bonds earned twenty million dollars not including bonuses. Which is the fourth i which was the fourth-highest salary in baseball through the dude. Six season he had earned approximately one hundred and seventy two million dollars during his twenty one year career making him the highest paid all time bit flare bonds under under two hundred for the first ten games of the season. It didn't hit a home. Run until april twenty second. This ten game stretch was his longest stretch. Our home runs stretch like slump. I guess since nine hundred ninety eight on may seven bonds drew with one home within one homerun of trying for babe.
"barry bonds" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"In the ninth inning against the arizona diamondbacks on a may twenty eighth nineteen ninety eight evening. Bonds became the only the fifth player in major league. Baseball history to be given an intentional walk. The bases loaded nap allows loggia. Think in one thousand nine hundred one dull been sonetti in nineteen twenty eight bill. Nicholson in nineteen forty four. Those were the only Those were the three other in the twentieth century. Who received that amazing rare honor and the first one ever was to was one to abner. Dale dale mope in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. Apparently the on august twenty third bonds. Hit four hundred career home runs by doing so. He became the first player. Ever to enter the four hundred. Four hundred club having done both hit. Four hundred home runs and steal. Four hundred bases is still the only player to have ever reached this feet in a milestone came off of kurt. Elisha who like berkey was pitching for the marlins for the season he had three. Oh three with thirty seven home runs and drove in one hundred twenty two runs winning his eighth cold love and he finished eighth in. Mvp voting that season nineteen ninety nine march career. Low up to that point for bonds in terms of playing time bonn started off the one thousand nine hundred nine season hitting well batting three sixty six in the month of april with four home runs. And twelve. Rb is in the giants. I twelve games of the season. But on april eighteenth he was placed on the fifteen day disabled list for only the second time in his career up until that point bonded suffered a sore tendon in a torn tendon. His bide set as well as bone spurs in his elbow both of which required surgery and cost him the rest of april and may upon returning to action on june ninth bonds struggled somewhat at the plate at for the remainder of the ninety nine season. A series of nagging injuries including elva play oboe. Pain knee inflammation and groin. Issued hampered him hampered his play really he hit only two forty eight after his return from the disabled list but he still managed to slug thirty four home runs and drive in eighty three runs as well as hit for a six seventeen. Slugging percentage despite missing nearly two full months with injuries. He owned only playing one hundred and two games bill. James ranked bonds as the best player of the nineteen nineties. And he added that the second best player craig visger was the decade was craig bizarro. Oh had been closer into production to the decades tenth player in like so that's where he ranked him. Barry bonds is at the top craig. Video is at the second and bill. James says that visual is actually closer to the guy who's number ten on the list. Then he is bonds number one which is really kind of amazing With stats through. Nineteen ninety seven being considered bonds ranked number thirty four on the sporting news list of greatest of one hundred greatest players of all time making him the highest active ranked player when sporting news was redone in two thousand and five bonds was ranked as the sixth best player behind babe. Ruth with amaze chai cobb walter johnson and hank aaron bonds was omitted from nineteen ninety s. Majorly all baseball. All century team to which ken griffey was elected james wrote of bonds certainly the most underappreciated superstar of my lifetime gravy has always been more popular but bonds has been far for greater player in ninety nine he. He rated bonds of the sixteenth best player of all time when people began to take in his all of his accomplishments that he had predicted. Bonds may have a world rated among the top five greatest players in the history of the game. And that's back in nineteen ninety nine and he ended up doing a lot more in his career. And we'll talk about that more coming.
"barry bonds" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Life he was born in riverside california to patricia. Nee howard and former major leaguer bobby bonds. You grew up. In san carlos. In attended june. For june perreault sierra high school in san mateo matteo he excelled at baseball basketball and football any played on the junior varsity team during his freshman year in the varsity team the remainder of his high school. He garnered a four sixty seven batting average his senior year. And what's his name. A prep all american. The giants drafted bonds in the second round of the nineteen eighty two draft as high as a high school senior but the giants in bonds were unable to come to terms when tom haulers. Maximum offer seventy thousand dollars or one hundred eighty seven thousand dollars today and bonds minimum. Ju- gopro was seventy five thousand dollars so bonds decided to attend college instead bonds would go on to attend arizona state and he did very very well there but he wasn't really liked either in nineteen eighty-four. He batted three sixty at thirty stolen bases. Nine hundred eighty five here. Twenty three home runs with sixty six and a three sixty eight batting average that season. He was a sporting news. All americans election at year any tied the ncwa previous record with seven consecutive hits my college world series as a sophomore and he was named the all time college world series teacher to the all time college world series team in ninety six bonds was not well liked by sun devil teammates however in part because in part because in the words of longtime coach jim brock he was rude inconsiderate and self centered when he was suspended for breaking curfew the other players initially voted against his return even though he was easily the best player on the team in nineteen eighty six barry bonds would graduate from arizona state with a degree in criminology. You was named asu on deck of circle most valuable player and other award winners include dustin pedroia willie blumquist bow luca or low duca and davis during college. He played part of one summer. In the alaskan baseball league with the alaskan gold panners the pittsburgh pirates drafted barry bonds six overall in the nineteen eighty five major league baseball draft any joined prince william pirates of the cardinal of the carolina league and was named the july nineteen eighty-five five player of the month for the league in nineteen eighty six. He hit three eleven. Forty four games for the hawaiian islanders of the pacific coast league before bond's made it to the major league. Pirate fans announced ten or pyrethrum. Attendance was really low and with nine hundred eighty four and nineteen eighty five ten minutes pos below ten thousand fans of game for the eighty one game home schedule with the attendance beat was being combination of economic problems in western pennsylvania and early nineteen eighty s as well as the pittsburgh drug trials that directly affected the pirates going from the world series champions to nearly relocating to denver in only six years bonds made his major league gave you on may thirtieth nineteen eighty six and in one thousand nine hundred. Six bonds led the national league in with an rookies with in home runs. Rbi's stolen bases and walks but finished sixth. In the year of rookie year voting. He played centerfield in one. Thousand nine hundred eighty six but switched to left field with the arrival of centerfielder. Andy van squawk in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven in his early years bonds actually Bad as the leadoff hitter with psych also in the outfield the pirates had an amazing outfield tandem. That work together to cover a lot of ground. Although they were not close on the field the pirates exp- the buyers did experience a surge in fan enthusiasm with bonds on the team and set the club attendance record in nineteen fifty two with excuse me not nineteen fifty two in nineteen eighty seven with fifty two thousand one hundred and nineteen fans there for the home opener that year. He it's twenty five home runs in his second season along with thirty two stolen bases and fifty nine rb is bonds improved in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight hitting two eighty three with twenty four home runs. The virus broke the record. Set the previous year with fifty four thousand fans attending the home opener that time bonds and now able now fit into a highly respected lineup featuring bobby baena vans like in jay bell. He finished with one thousand. Nine home runs fifty eight. Rbi's in fourteen outfield assists in nineteen eighty nine which was second in the nl. The following season the rumors that he would be traded to the los angeles dodgers for jeff hamilton and john wetland but he. The team denied those rumors and no such trade ever occurred. Bonds one is first. Mvp in nineteen ninety hitting three. Oh one with thirty. Three home runs one hundred fourteen. Rb is he also stole fifty two bases which were which was good enough for third in the league to become the first member of the thirty thirty club. He won his first gold glover award. And i silver slugger award that year. Also that year. The barretts won the national league east title for the first time. I playoff berth. Since winning the nineteen seventy nine world series and. They had cy young award winner. Doug dray back on that team as well as we talked about. When we went over the one thousand nine hundred season when we talked about the cincinnati reds and the nasty boys they ran into that buzzsaw of a team and played them very well but the reds obviously would obviously end up losing to the reds that year and they would end up winning. The world. Series in ninety-one barry bonds also put up. Great numbers heap drove in twenty. Five home runs one hundred sixteen runs and obtained another gold glove and silver slugger. You've finished second to the atlanta. Braves terry pendleton for the nfl batting or the who was the batting champion. Actually in nl mvp voting the pirates slugger outfielder the pirates slugging outfielder. I should say of bonds. Baena advanced like performed miserably in ninety and ninety one the playoffs hitting only a buck ninety and nineteen ninety going at combined. Twelve for sixty three and two hundred in nineteen ninety-one going a combined. Fifteen for seventy five a march of nineteen ninety two the buyers general manager. Ted simmons agreed to a deal with the atlanta braves counterpart john shelter or sure holt into trade. Barry bonds in exchange for alejandro pena keith mitchell and a player to be named later buyers manager jim leyland opposed the trade vehemently and propose and the proposal was actually rescinded. Bon stayed with pittsburgh and won his second. Mvp award that season hitting three eleven thirty four home runs and one hundred and three rbi's he propelled the pirates to a third to their third straight and al east division title over pittsburgh was defeated by the braves in seven game nationally championship series bonds participated in the final play of game. Seven in the nfc where he fielded a base hit. Hit by francisco. Cabrera an attempt to throughout sid bream at home plate but the throw pires catcher. Mike villa or la villarreal was late and bream scored the winning run for the third consecutive season. The analyst champion pirates were denied a trip to the world series following the loss bonds and star teammate..
"barry bonds" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Was sent to the rangers in exchange for chris davis and tommy hunter a move. That would not pay immediate dividends but would be crucial to the team's later success well. These moves had varying impact. The orioles did scored ninety five more runs in twenty eleven than they had the previous year and the team still finished last in the. Al east do the utter failure of the team's pitching staff. Brian malls had compiled a one of the highest single-season eras in history yet. A ten sixty nine. Era over twelve starts in every single pitcher who started for a game for the orioles in twenty eleven ended the season with an era four fifty or higher. Except for jeremy guthrie. The orioles finished dead last that year. Out of era with a team. Four eighty nine eighty mcphail's contract was not renewed in october of two thousand eleven and to search for the new. Gm began after a public interview process where several candidates declined to take the position x gm. Dan kennedy or decay was brought in to serve as the executive vice president of baseball operations. And this is where you have. A return to. The to success duquette wasted. No time in hauling the orioles roster especially like in overhauling the orioles roster especially the mlb worst pitching staff. He traded fan favorite jeremy guthrie to the rockies exchange in exchange for jason hammel. He brought in new free agent. Starting pitcher we went chin from the nippon professional baseball league and and miguel gonzalez side as a minor league. free agent. Nate mccay law would also get signed in june of twenty twelve and pay major dividends Down the stretch that season this year also marked the debut of a very much hike prospect in manny machado. The orioles won ninety three games in two thousand twelve after winning sixty nine the previous year. Thanks to enlarge part so we twenty nine nine record in one run games and his sixteen in to record an extra inning games. the difference between this orioles bullpen. And the when bullpens of the past were night and day led by jim johnson in his fifty one says he finished with a two forty nine. Era that season. Darren o'day louise. La eliah pedro stroup and troy. Patton all finished with er as under three as well. Experts were amazed as the team continued to outperform expectations. But regressions came that year or never came that year and they battled with the new york yankees for first place in the al east until september and would earn their first playoff berth. In fifteen years winning the second wildcard spot. The american league in the sudden death wildcard game against the texas rangers. Joe saunders acquired in august of that year for matt lindstrom defeated darvish. Do you help the orioles advanced to the divisional round where they faced a similar opponent. The yankees any orioles forced these series to go five games losing games at one and three of the series well winning game two and four but ccc sobat outpitched orioles. Jason hammel in game five and the orioles were eliminated from the playoffs while the orioles would ultimately miss the playoffs in twenty thirteen. They finished with a record of eighty. Five and seventy seven time the yankees for third in the al eased but posting winning records in twenty twelve in two thousand thirteen. The orioles achieve defeat a back to back winning seasons for the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety six in one thousand nine hundred. Ninety seven on september sixteenth twenty fourteen. The orioles clinched the division for the first time since ninety seven with the win against the toronto blue jays as well as making it back back postseasons for the second time in three years or excuse me making it back to the postseason. Not back to back. They made it back to the season for the first time in three years. That time it was. It's it's kind of interesting like they finish that. Joining fourteen season with a overall record of ninety six and sixty six went on to sweep the detroit tigers in the ale the s. and then ultimately intern swept by the kansas city. Royals in the al. See as out of abundance of caution. The baltimore orioles announced the postponement on april seventeen. Twenty seven and twenty eighth in games in twenty fifteen against the chicago white sox following violent riots outside west baltimore following the death of freddie gray following the announcement of the second postponement. The orioles announced that the third game of the series scheduled for wednesday april. Twenty ninth would was closed to the public and we'd be televised only. It's the first time and one hundred and forty five years of major league baseball that a game had no spectators breaking the previous one hundred thirty one year old record for lowest paid attendance tune official game. The previous record was being was actually six. The orioles beat the white sox. Eight to two in that game and the orioles said the makeup games would be played on. Thursday may twenty eighth as double header. In addition the weekend against tampa bay rays was moved up to home in saint. Petersburg baltimore played as the home team. bas- basically They had some logistical issues to deal with after having to cancel a couple of games But since two thousand seventeen despite the twenty six season being another above five hundred season for the os they would fail to win the division it would secure wildcard spot however they would lose against the blue jays in the a wildcard game. Baltimore has has not reached the postseason since and the orioles will would suffer. Won a major league. Baseball's worst season in twenty eight. Seen going forty seven and one fifteen they have an also not been very good as of late either. Their attendance records us in two thousand. They were second in attendance and they were top five and attendance all the way until twenty two thousand and five and two thousand six. They became an that was about when The national started to gain some popularity and they lost about five hundred thousand fans and total game attendance and then it has been a steady decline since then in two thousand six. They finished tenth overall with the game. Average of twenty six thousand five hundred eighty two fans in two thousand six two thousand and five when they finished in fifth it was two thousand six hundred two million six hundred and twenty. Four thousand fans are total fans which was an average of thirty two thousand fans of game in two thousand and two thousand. The os were getting almost forty thousand fans a game and then last the last season prior to twenty twenty one because obviously we don't have those numbers yet. The orioles total attendance was were reported. One million three hundred and seven thousand eight hundred and seven total fans to have to have shown up and then the game average for that is sixteen thousand one hundred forty six fans so i'm to end this episode or not this episode end this segment rate here because we finished talking about the orioles and when we come back we're gonna finish by talking about barry bonds and we'll go a little bit longer in that first that first segment for barry bonds. We'll go a few minutes over there but we'll be right back in just a few moments. Tired.
"barry bonds" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Team's fortunes declined from then on as playing success and gate revenue was declining in fact the This is this is actually a little bit funny though because most of these success And what they made. The most of the money that that organization was making was from the browns own tenants at sportsman's park in the in the national league cardinals who became the perennial national league contenders in the twenties. Due to organizational moves are innovations bhai team president branch rickey a former major league manager player and manager for the browns through world war. Two the browns won only one pennant in the nineteen forty four seasons stocked with wartime replacement players and a loss to the cardinals and they would end up in that nineteen forty four seasons him in the third and last world series ever played in tirelessly in one ballpark. They they made it. They did make it. They're all the way to the benefit but they ended up losing unfortunately to the carl to the cardinals until obviously that was the only one only played in one stadium until the twenty twenty world series. Obviously that one though was due to a pandemic not the teams playing in the same stadium in nineteen hundred three. The browns unable to even afford basic stadium upkeep facing potential condemnation of the league by safety inspectors owner bill vex sold the sportsman's park to the cardinals and attempted to have the club moved back to milwaukee but this was vetoed by other american league owners instead. Vex sodas franchise to a partnership of baltimore businessmen because vac was unpopular with fellow. American league owners. His leaving baseball was a condition for the nfl owners to approve the move and i tend to agree with him. But we all know why in the baltimore but then they become the baltimore orioles from nineteen fifty four until the present the miles. Krieger and khaw burner or the gunther brewing company group. Renamed the new team to the baltimore orioles. Soon after taking control the franchise. The nickname has various history in baltimore. If you don't know having been used by a national league club since the nineteen eighties an american league club in nineteen o one in nineteen o two and in international league aaa club from nineteen o three to nineteen fifty three. The i l. orioles most famous player was a local baltimore product. A hard hitting left handed pitcher named babe ruth and when oriole park burned down in nineteen forty four the d. Move to the temporary home municipal stadium where they won the junior world series. Their large postseason crowds caught the attention of major league events eventually leading to a new. Mlb franchise in baltimore in the first few years in baltimore. The new orioles took about six years to actually become competitive even after jettison. Some of the most holdover most of the from saint louis under the guidance of paul richards who served as a both on field and general manager from nineteen fifty five through one thousand nine hundred eight the first man since john mcgraw told boat a position simultaneously actually. The orioles began a slow climb respectively. Where while they posted a five hundred record only once in their first five years whether they were seventy six and seventy six in nineteen fifty seven. They were a success at the gate in their first season for instance and they drew more than one point. Six million fans more than five times what they had ever drawn in their ten years in milwaukee and saint louis this came amid a slight turnover in up amid slight turnover in the ownership group and miles served as the team. President for two years then stepped down in favor of developer. James keeley intern. Keeley gave away in one thousand nine hundred sixty to find financing. Joe igwe heart by the nineteen sixties such stars as brooks robinson. John powell and dave mcnally were being developed by a strong farm system. The orioles i made themselves heard in nineteen sixty when they've finished eighty nine hundred sixty five which was good enough for second place in the american league while they were still eight games behind the yankees it was the first time they had been a factor independent race that late in the season since one thousand nine forty four. It was also the first season of a twenty six year stretch where the team would would have only two losing seasons. Shortstop ron hansen was named al rookie of the year. And i your pitcher chuck estrada tied the league for wins and with eighteen finishing second to hansen in rookie of the year balloting after the nineteen sixty five season burger acquired controlling interest in the orioles from ibar and installed himself as president. He been serving as a silent partner over the past decade despite being the largest shareholder frank cash advertise advertising chief of hof rigs brewing brewery. Excuse me became the executive vice president and then you reached the glory years nine hundred and sixty six thousand nine hundred eighty three. The oriole farm system had begun to produce a number of equality prospects of players and coaches who formed the core of these winning teams from nineteen sixty six to eighty three where the orioles one three world series titles in nineteen sixty six seventy and eighty three the six minutes that we already talked about and five of the first six american league east titles. They played baseball. The oriole way an organizational to ethic best described by long foreign hand and coach. Cal ripken seniors phrase. The quote perfect practice makes perfect. The oreo way was a belief that work hard professionalism and he strong understanding of the fundamentals were very were the most important and the biggest keys to success at a major league level. It was based on this belief that if every coach at every level top game the same way the organization could produce replacement parts. That could be substituted seamlessly into the big league club with little or no adjustment. This let off a run of success for nineteen sixty six until eighty three which saw the orioles become the envy of the league and the winningest team in baseball. During the stretch three different orioles were named most valuable player. Frank robinson in nineteen sixty six boop bowel and seventy. Carl ripken junior in nineteen eighty and then karaoke can finally in nineteen eighty three and four orioles pitchers combined for six cy young awards. Mike schuler in nineteen sixty nine. Jim palmer in nineteen.
Barry Bonds and his miniature schnauzer compete atWestminster Dog Show
"You guys see that. Barry bonds has a dog in the westminster dog show. Barry bonds his sister but he was being interviewed about it. It was an odd juxtaposition to see a smiling. Barry bonds talking miniature schnauzers.
ESPN reporter and Miami native Pedro Gomez has died at 58
"100 years old Dave Packer, ABC News and Sad News from the baseball world Long time ESPN. Major League baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez has died. He's covered more than 25 World Syriza and was possibly best known for his work covering the Giants, Barry Bonds and his pursuit of baseball's home run record during the steroid controversy. No cause of death has been released.
Remembering Atlanta Braves legend and longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron
"It was a sad day in baseball last week. When hank aaron passed away at age eighty six. One of the all time greats sluggers in baseball history. He wasn't amazing player. An amazing person. And when you think about hank. Aaron and his impact on a game it was tremendous. Think about this hank. Aaron played in the negro leagues hank. Aaron came up to the big leagues and was a star from day one. And when you look at his body of work. It is an incredible incredible degree of consistency. When you think that hank aaron batted three oh five. Seven hundred and fifty five home runs almost averaged hundred. Rbi is twenty three seasons and think about this. If you took away as seven hundred and fifty five home runs from his hit total he still would have three thousand hits. Which by itself get you into the hall of fame so not only does he have three thousand hits. He has a five hundred home. More than five hundred home runs. Those two are markers for me that automatically get my vote and then when you think about what he had to go through to become the homerun champ and the hey and the threats and the racism that was pointed towards him. Think about that People saying that they were going to shoot him. Kill his kids and this guy never never came undone never lashed out at people never got angry. Just kept playing ball kept his head down. He is definitely someone you can admire. And then he did weeks that milestone passing babe ruth and what a monumental moment that was when hank aaron became the all time home run king and i know people some people say he's still my home run king and is not barry bonds and i don't really wanna get into the whole debate about this. This is about hank. Aaron and what he did. I respect what hank aaron put up his numbers he put up but in the record books he's number two and that's where he is and that's what i respect and there's nothing wrong with being number two when when you put up the body of work that hank aaron has done he will be missed. What an impact. He's had and the grace and the dignity everything he play with and he was a world series champion and he was a steady as a as a as a get. Never hit fifty home runs. How can a guy play twenty years. Hit all those home runs and never had those big years over fifty. It's it's an amazing amazing accomplishment. And hank aaron will definitely be missed
"barry bonds" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Once again, I don't agree with coaching. I told this to Curt Schilling before when he used to come on my local radio show and in the South Jersey, Central Jersey area. I don't agree with most of the things that you say. However, that would not take away from the fact that I think you're Hall of Famer and I believe for the voters. I believe for the journalists. It has become personal. And now he's being kept out of the Hall of Fame, not because people don't think his numbers are sufficient because they don't believe in him. I don't believe in it in the things that he says, and they don't like the things that he says So let me be abundantly clear on that. I can't I can't make this Mork crystal clear that I'm making it right now. I don't think you have the like Curt Schilling, the human being. You don't You do not have to agree or think the things that, he said. Or right, however, the Hall of Fame for May should come down to Are you a great player or not? And when I think of Curt Schilling and this I kind of my Hall of Fame test, you asked me cursing all of Famer. If I say he's great right away, then yeah, the odds are he's a Hall of Famer. It's not this crazy, exhausted test. His regular season numbers aren't the greatest numbers of all time. But in the post season, he was a lethal force on the mountain. So for me, cart shilling should be in. Now, let's get the bonds and Clemens because I do think there is a separation with bonds and Clemens and Curt Schilling like that is one great that Curt Schilling has is that he's getting grouped in with guys that cheated in the game, and the first time I met Curt Schilling. Is that she had a Super Bowl. It was a Patriots giant Super Bowl. The second one, and I asked him and I said, did you ever use And he said? Absolutely not. I never would have And you could believe that or not, he has never been brought up. No, he testified in the whole Congress stuff, but he has never been someone that's been include accused of taking steroids, or at least I haven't seen that. And people are kind of lumping them in with Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. And let me be also crystal clear here about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. I 1000% think they should be Hall of Famers. No. What they did was not the right thing. They cheated. However, they're still some of the greatest players I've ever seen. I can't stand Roger Clemens. I said this yesterday. I despise Roger Clemens. He's one of my least favorite athletes of all time for the crap that he pulled up against Mike Piazza throwing a baseball bat at him during a fastball at his head. Roger Clemens is one of my least favorite athletes, if not my least favorite athlete of all time. Could still appreciate greatness. Now you may not think his greatness is authentic, but baseball allowed it. Baseball didn't really start to give a rat's ass about steroids to 1 2000 and 3 2000 and 4 2005. So they allowed this to go on and baseball made a great recovery because of steroids. We remember those home run Chase is McGwire and Sosa. You remember get him back into baseball, and Barry Bonds is heading prodigious shot after prodigious shot. McCovey Cove. So that is something That got so many people to watch the game again. And everyone knew what was going on. You have Bud ceiling in the Hall of Fame now. You have managers that knew what was going on in the Hall of Fame now and quite frankly, you have players that Suspected to have used in the Hall of Fame out. Here's one inconsistency I've always had with the hall. Maybe Mike Piazza. Wait four years. Maybe the greatest hitting catcher arguably the greatest hitting catcher of all time. Wait four years. How many years they make Pudge wait. They made a bomb. Rodriguez wait zero years he got in his first try. And this is what Pudge said. I was reading an ESPN Arctic from 2000 and nine Ask the question. Is the 37 year old star known as Pudge on the list of 104 players who tested positive for steroids during baseball's 2000 and three survey. Jose Conseco Ah, former teammate of oven, Rodriguez has alleged that he injected the steroids into Rodriguez. When they asked Pudge about this, he said on Lee God knows So we're asking about Rodriguez? Hey. Did you use steroids? It's not a yes, there's not a No. It's only God knows the answer to that. So what's my translation? I'm not going to a minute. But, yeah, I used but only God knows the answer to that. So I'll give you a real ambiguous quote. They put Pudge in right away. And because there's been accusations about Piazza, they made him wait for years. Someone explain that to me. Never got that, and that's the problem with the writers. That's the problem with the voters. They're so inconsistent. They can't make up their mind. And there's so many guys that they have weird standards, where, Okay, Murphy Jr. Gonna have 23. People not put him in as a first ballot Hall of Famer. Give me the argument like Ken Griffey Jr. Is in the Hall of Famer and why you wouldn't put him in on the first ballot. But you had like 112 or three knuckleheads that go. Oh, because this player in years past wasn't a first ballot. Unanimous Hall of Famer. I can't make Tang Graffiti Junior unanimous. How protective.
No one elected to Baseball Hall of Fame; Curt Schilling requests removal from writers' ballot
"Last night's voting curt schilling had the highest vote. Counts seventy one point one percent but that of course is short of the seventy five percent needed to get in After the voting results were announced curt schilling released a facebook. Post that he'd sent to the hall of fame basically asking that he be taken off the ballot next year in his last year eligibility. I'm paraphrasing air. We basically was indicating that he doesn't make the writers he doesn't want to be judged by the writers. He'd rather be judged by veterans committee which is comprised mostly of his peers Barry bonds get sixty one point. Eight percent roger clements sixty one point six percent. They have basically not moved in any of the Any of the voting in recent years voting percentages By the way about schilling's post hall of fame board chairman jane forbes clark said a statement that the board will consider the request at our next meeting
"barry bonds" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Years later by Barry Bonds, But Bonds record carries controversy. Aaron eclipsed Babe Ruth's record in his 23 year baseball career, mostly with the Braves, first in Milwaukee, and then in Atlanta. Hank Aaron was 86 years old. I like Stone. ABC News listening to ABC News Do you Our top story? The Oregon State forensic anthropologist is working to identify human remains found in a remote area. Southeastern Malala aware has her tree planting crew found the remains on a steep slope below a private logging road. The remains were there before the labor Day wildfires swept through the area. A partial human skull was found, along with a white, low top style canvas, athletic, shoe size 9.5 and a dark gray metal ring with a Squared Red Stone 11. More people have died from covered 19 in Oregon and 849 new confirmed cases were reported yesterday. The Oregon Health Authority is seeing an increase in coded 19 cases among 12 to 17 year Olds doctor and Leffler tells Kay to the cases were probably there all along. It's when we started more consistently testing kids who works all those two people. Asked when we started to understand the spectrum a little bit better. The concern is the kids could bring the virus home. Give it to their parents, who can then spread it to others. Boulder police arrested 14 people during demonstrations on Wednesday. The crowd broke windows of businesses, including the Oregon Democratic Party offices, police Lieutenant Grape Ashley tells Kay to They can't arrest people before they break the law. We'd love to be able to be everywhere to prevent crimes from being committed of the crowd didn't seem to know where it was going. And so we certainly didn't have any for knowledge of what crowds plan was the moment the county district attorney's office is charging four people while police continue investigations on the other 10 cases, future charges may be filed. Washington Governor James Lee says public private partnerships will help increase vaccinations for covert 19. He's working on several projects, including one with Amazon and Virginia Mason Health establishing a pop up clinic in Seattle this Sunday pretty quick action with the goal of the ministry in 2000 vaccines in the public and one of them. Four mass vaccination clinics or planned around the state potentially says they'll be limited by the amount of vaccine they received. He's hoping President Biden successful, increasing vaccine delivery sign Brad Ford NEWS RADIO 11 80 K E.
Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86
"April eighth nineteen seventy four Braves slugger Hank Aaron faces al downing of the Dodgers and one of baseball's most historic moments with that Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all time home run record although he remained a home run king until Barry Bonds broke the mark in two thousand seven Erin said in a nineteen ninety nine interview that he was more proud of other aspects of his game I think there are even more proud of is the fact that there's not one time that I struck out a hundred times in one season Erin finished with seven hundred fifty five home runs I'm Dave Ferrie
Hank Aaron became baseball's home run king on this day in 1974.
"Forty six years ago April eighth nineteen seventy four Braves slugger Hank Aaron faces al downing of the Dodgers and one of baseball's most historic moments with that Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all time home run record although he remained a home run king until Barry Bonds broke the mark in two thousand seven Erin said in a nineteen ninety nine interview that he was more proud of other aspects of his game I think there are even more proud of is the fact that there's not one time that I struck out a hundred times in one season Erin finished with seven hundred fifty five home runs I'm Dave Ferrie
Barry Bonds says Major League Baseball has given him a ‘death sentence’
"He bury bonds in a story that one link the story written by bag early basically says that he feels like major league baseball's has given up on him and he's received a death sentence and obviously he's referring to his hall of fame candidacy in and also maybe the of his ability to get or not get a job in the industry but all right where you guys weigh in on this I know locally there's a lot of people that want very in the hall of fame nationally it's the I don't care and they are they do care they care that he's not in the hall they don't want him there and and I just my whole thing is we don't know who did what if A. rod gets in before bonds I'm gonna lose it same way about war teas I'm we don't know who did what and when and exactly what they took and what the impact was drugs are drugs in Woodbury took was not with the other guys to look at all these different things that make it very difficult to compare so my argument guys it's been this way for years which is she just put them all in it's a museum it's not it does not say if somebody says I'm a hall of Famer you don't say you're of great moral fabric no you don't you say you're one of the best players in the error that you played it is very bonds one of the best players in the era that he played in we all know the answer to that question is obviously yes let's not go beyond that we don't know who did what who didn't do what and what the impact was so let's just take the best players of the era and put them in and if they have known associations the PD's noted it and if they if if there's no association to be dis when you put a man then don't noted and if something comes up in the future then go back and noted on their plaque but this idea that these great players should be on the outside looking in it's just to me it's they're wearing too much of the blame for an you know for something that was much much much larger than them as
SF Giants exclude Aubrey Huff from 2010 World Series reunion, citing 'unacceptable' tweets
"I got it wrong in the last segment by saying that Aubrey huff was an average to below average major league. I looked up the stats over the break and he was slightly above average. So don't mean to disparage man Just because of what it is that he is saying that is getting him. Banned from giants. Reunion I do find interesting STU gods because I don't believe Sports franchises are generally moral entities. Bright leave business comes first and in San Francisco especially where you have a customer base. That is more liberal than Middle America. Say you can't be offending a women when he's saying things like quote divorce rates among athletes will continue to rise until the justice system is rightfully fixed. Way Women who have never thrown a touchdown pass hit a game winning three or hit a two. Oh slider deserve half of a man's hard earned money just for having babies and while it really shouldn't matter considering like his comments the fact that the giants actually have a woman as a first base coach does add another layer to this. I'm I wonder though because while I don't think that Aubrey huff makes for a very sympathetic victim. I do think that these reunion celebrations should involve the if people have their freedom if the players have their freedom right They should involve those players like the giants are doing an awful lot like the giant built. This monument of a BALLPARK ON BARRY BONDS. His feet and then kick them out of the park. The giants are also run by an organization. Run by a man the only man I can think of in baseball at the top of the sport who got into a very public videotaped and banned domestic abuse situation in front of people that people got to see and baseball punish. Is there a line though? Like if the met celebrate the eighty six team and Lenny Dykstra as a free man. Should the mets have the right to not include Lenny Dykstra and that celebration? Look I am just telling you that these are moral entities and when they start waving around there moralities I tend to be skeptical and think they're trying to protect their business. That's about customers and not morality. Yeah well this is a business venture and I mean I guess Kudos to them getting out in front of it because if Aubrey huff does show up to this and they either choose to ignore his past or do it. Dan says which is this really for the players. Let them get together. Whatever then you have all sorts of protests outside and becomes an ugly situation. And then what's going to end up happening is you'RE GONNA end up bending the public pressure anyways and uninviting him but my the Aubrey Huff I'm guessing has not changed much since two thousand ten. In fact he hasn't changed. The Times have changed. The world has changed okay but to. I guess to Dan's Point Aubrey. Huff was a big part of that team in a reason that he won the world series. And he's the exact same person now as he was then but the times have changed. Should it be excluded? Because The Times have changed. I mean they have a two thousand ten but I think what I believe. Is that the moralizing around sports. As if it were something pure doesn't need to infect these particular things which are just nostalgia and memories like you you 'cause almost as much attention bring almost as much attention to this nobody. Do you think a lot of people would have said you think a lot of people would have said Aubrey. Huff should not be invited to that. Because Lenny Dykstra has committed actual crime And plenty of people would have enjoyed seeing Lenny dykstra because the remembering the baseball player. They're not remembering the human being. I imagine it came up in some sort of promotions meeting where someone right raise the question. What are we? GonNa do about Aubrey. Huff and someone asked. What do you mean? And then they brought up these tweets these public comments and they wait everything look. I'm sure I'm Aubrey. Huff probably knows what's headed in his direction. If even chooses to attend one of these things at the very least it's massive amounts of doing it could be picketing it could be all sorts of ticketing union. I'm Aubrey huff. Could become the face of something larger in an election year in a in a tumultuous time in our country I think he could be lifted up to be something more than what. This is really a ten year celebration of a sports team. And I can't fault the giants for not wanting any part of the conversation in that city. There's picketing the cubs are actually celebrate that world series and Chapman. Is HE GONNA be invited or people are GonNa have a problem with that? I mean he was a big part of that team Chapman. He's got some stuff I just I don't know how you're supposed to do this stuff. When you say you've heard me say last week I hate being governed by public relations and what I'm telling you is the giants just invited it. And we might not have even noticed that is postulated bigger story. It it it may not have arrived in our doorstep. It might have been a San Francisco story but it might not have gotten all the way over here to the other side of the country. If the giants hadn't taken the preemptive public relations measure of punishing a guy who Understandably some of the things. This is not a defense of anything that he's saying. I'm just wondering whether or not they've brought attention to something this by virtue signaling here by by saying look we are a virtuous franchise. That doesn't tolerate Aubrey huff. Unless he's winning the world series for us. I mean I never would have known of Aubrey. Huff stances comments or what he tweeted out. Had the giants not invited into this? There hasn't been much of a secret people understand that he's been one of these people who says things that are objectionable questionable. Often you know just not ethically sound some of the things that he's doing and I understand why the giants wouldn't want that voice at a reunion but that face was in their uniform. That face was wearing Their colors and holding up that trophy and I just don't get making ten years later a ceremony. That's meant to celebrate the achievements. I don't get Bringing this kind of unwanted attention to your franchise by taking a measure that I feel is something. That doesn't have a lot of precedent. I don't you know if a guy's in jail because students is bringing up Chapman thing Chapman Chapman lose games in baseball for that domestic abuse crime. I know that it is something that was questionable when they signed him because they overlooked whatever you Think the morality should have been there in order of in order to choose one hundred and three mile an hour fastball. He was suspended. Thirty Games So you've got to assist Aubrey. Huff not been suspended right and I hate for this any of this to sound like a pencil plate for ten years. I I hate for any of this to sound like. I'm defending this dude. Or what he says but I just don't get the idea of attaching morality to a reunion
Jeter, Walker elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
"Derek Jeter has been elected to the Major League Baseball hall of fame at the Yankee captain fell one vote shy of being a unanimous selection joining Jeter in the class of twenty twenty is BC native Larry Walker who last played out field for the Expos Rockies and cardinals former Seattle Mariners shortstop Omar Vizquel receive fifty two percent of the votes and steroid era stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens picked up about sixty percent which indicates the baseball writers might soon be willing to forgive and
Jeter looks set to become No. 2 unanimous pick for Hall of Fame
"Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter's a shoe in for the baseball hall of fame is this year's classes announced today zero players like Sammy Sosa Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds also waiting to see if they're getting a little more attention from voters Curt Schilling is hoping to seal the deal after a steady increase in both ABC's Ryan borough says Jeter could become just the second ever unanimous choice after teammate
"barry bonds" Discussed on Starting9
"He stole berry talking trout. Chow chow trout's never driven in over one hundred ten runs. I don't know no no he's scored one hundred and twenty five runs out so he's he hit is the for he's the i player to hit. Thirty home runs steel forty five bases and score one hundred twenty five runs essy's. That's false. That's never got mike trout's never done that. Thirty home runs forty five and scored one hundred twenty five yeah. He's didn't twenty twelve thirty homers. Forty-nine steals on and twenty nine runs led the league in runs and bags yeah i was i was looking. I was looking at twenty sixteen where he had thirty bags twenty-nine jacks but my my point was he's. He's done that one time. Barry bonds did that. Five times very also also had a forty forty season and barry bonds played elite level defense so my trump's what elite level left field defense compared to something like league average centerfield defense if you've got an elite defender out in left field. That's a pretty cool thing. Sorry that that you put my trout in centerfield. Put them in field or not that okay so my trump played centerfield. Wh what do you want me to be angry. Barry bond gold glove field monistic on people because they displaced mike trout for peter orcas. I i know and trust me. That was the beginning of all right. Mike trout back to centerfield old but here's the thing you're basically just gonna play two feet off of the fucking warning track because we don't want you dive in for shit and we don't want you running into the wall because we just want you hitting the baseball also why you'll never see mike trout. I dunno might try to still thirty bags again yeah. They don't want him. They don't want him sliding sliding headfirst in the second base. They don't walk trout doing a lot of things that a superstar player does on a baseball field if we're just being fucking real all right just just seriously seriously. Let's not i mean he's not taking anybody. I mean if anything that's just a reflection of the fact that people are more uh responsible and valuing their franchise assets than they were at the time of barry bonds like div. The value added of a stolen base isn't worth the risk in a lot of these cases based on the way. The game is played today and based on how the officer run today. We're talking about two different. Two completely different eras again where a guy a guy moving from first to second was valuable based on the way to the game was being played when when barry bonds was playing baseball so what did barry bonds do he put himself in his team in the best possible position more times than not when he was on first base if he didn't hit the fucker out of the park and did that on a regular basis. They are telling mike trout. Don't do that so i'm. I'm not knocking might trout necessarily for not doing it because he's had the chains put on the cuffs. Put on them doing know that they're telling them that because i still have north worth of twenty bags last year we know it we know it. That's how do we know it though i mean if he has been conversations about it they talked if there's been articles written about it what the same in the same article about the defensive alignment for my trout not wanting him to play shallow so that he's not worried about diving for a ball and he's taking taking away the extra base hits and giving himself an opportunity to get to the wall and elevate above as opposed to running into. That's why you goes through my trout's highlight reel. You'll see more catches either at the wall or above the wall really than i think you'll see him laying out in flint forward and that's by <unk> designed the i think we all know what berry went on to do in his mid to late thirties but if you're looking strictly at the ah the clip that might trout.
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Eloise Albert Pujols, Paul And Homer discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Eloise Albert Pujols reached another milestone high fly ball that Albert hits well to right center field that one's caring and that Paul is just cleared the wall out there around in right center field and he hits an opposite field Homer right there is fifteenth home run of the season KTLA on the call that was to host six hundred and forty eight career home run giving him at least fifteen homers in the first nineteen seasons of his career he joined Barry Bonds and hall of Famers Anne Marie and Frank Robinson on
A Wrestling Fan's Guide To Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
"And I'll admit I've been critical of his boxing ability at times, but that man has always got a chance with the best in the world because he has got this free. Freak of nature power. That is just I mean, it is like watching Vince Carter dunk. It's like watching Barry Bonds hit a woman. I shouldn't use very it's like watching a Ken Griffey hit home runs out. That was when I could come up with you know, it's like watching Michael Jordan play like LeBron play Koby play like the it is a leak a leak. I'm talking about in the world. There is no one else that could do what he does or earliest very very few a meantime, what he say point zero one percent of the world probably lesson that in. So I'm glad that got cleared up because while size can definitely add power with some people when you have that God given ability to knock a man clean out. His but knock is so out his body. It don't really matter. If you're if you're five even ten pounds less it, it's you know, you got that power, man. Yeah. Man. Look interesting to see that back in the ring. That's what we're all excited for this woman a little bit over don't forget to participate on our axe ceres accessories, basically is acts whatever fighter today will be seeing Eddie Hearn and Tevin pharma, and we're we're heading on this road. It's snowing out here in the east coast, Ron is on the train over to my neck of the woods. We're going to jump on the road and be out. And get you guys. The best interviews possible that we can get don't forget the hit that helps with the visibility of the show helps us grow. And let's snow your pre she ate the hard work that Monday through Friday morning show. Don't forget the tune in on our flagship show Thursday at seven pm Sunday at seven pm.
"barry bonds" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Now, let me tell you about covering Barry Bonds on a daily basis. He's just a bad guy. One of the worst guys I've ever covered. I don't like Barry Bonds as a guy, and I don't care should not matter not because listen on a daily basis. Barry Bonds went out of the way to be a bad guy to the media. He did not like us and most of us did not not like we despised him. I wouldn't go so far for me to say is I despise it because I was in off him as a baseball player, but on a daily basis, he either wooden speak us, which is breaking rule number one for media because you don't get. Access. So you can't write your store. You don't you're editor saying, we're the very squats. He wouldn't speak. Well, get him to speak. Well, if you got him to speak, he would go out of his way to humiliate or embarrass you or insult you. Or all true. It just I lashed with him one day. He was mad at me came up. I was staying in the middle of the clubhouse, and he came up in behind me and grab my arm and his vice grip and just held my arm and just stared right in my eyes for like probably ten seconds seem like two minutes, and I just looked at him like and. Are you trying to intimidate? I'm not afraid I gotta tell you. I don't know what it was. I have no idea because I was mostly in his corner. He was just by nature, not nice guy. Well, so what? Because when he had that little bat in his hand it was a little bit. And he'd choked up on it. I've never seen anything like this. He was simply the greatest hitter in the history of baseball and the greatest player in the history of baseball. He won eight Gold Gloves. Eight didn't have a big arm. But it was pretty accurate arm. But still in his heyday in Pittsburgh, he could steal bases and legit five to the fifth tool that arm is just okay now, I know I got I am with you compensate. If you look I don't have time to list the records, but we're talking about on base percentage on base, plus slugging slugging. It's just simply this. He was the first hitter. Whoever had the advantage over the pitcher is we've always seen the. Pitcher have the advantage until Barry Bonds came along. And he would stand in there in just spit on those pitches. If it missed by an inch. He would just what was what was it? You had two hundred and twenty-five wall. Would What it it was? was just he shattered babe. Ruth's on bass percenter. Because you just couldn't get the man. And after a while they would walk him. And then they'd say, no, we can try to pitch to him. And he would literally see two pitches a night he would crush those pitches that was in that especially in that two thousand one. I've never seen anything like it. So to me, I don't care what he was off the field at least he didn't. He didn't commit any crimes that I'm aware of. So was he not a good not a good guy belong in the hall from day one? I'm sorry. And by the way, you can give a man all the PD's you want, but you still have to make contact man. I hang on nation and totally agree. What another guy that using foot of numbers? Good question. Shannon back that it if you look let's just take his first eight years. I eight years he had to MVP's three gold glove three silver sluggers. That's what he had in his first eight years in that hall of fame in most of those how many seven years. Fan francisco. He won the MVP. That's the first day. He was still skinny berry at that his first eleven years. Yeah. When they said because everybody the time line that everybody wants to jump on is around ninety nine to ninety eight ninety nine so he had eight globe by a ninety nine all before ninety nine eight Gold Gloves seldom seven silver sluggers in three MVP's..
"barry bonds" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Now, let me tell you about covering Barry Bonds on a daily basis. He's just a bad guy. One of the worst guys I've ever covered. I don't like Barry Bonds as a guy, and I don't care should not matter not because listen on a daily basis. Barry Bonds went out of the way to be a bad guy to the media. He did not like us and most of us did not not like we despised him. I wouldn't go so far for me to say is I despise it because I was in off him as a baseball player, but on a daily basis, he either wooden speak us, which is breaking rule number one for media because you don't get. Access. So you can't write your store. You don't you're editor saying, we're the very squats willy wouldn't speak. Well, you get him to speak. Well, if you got him to speak, he would go out of his way to humiliate or embarrass you or insult you. Or all true. It was just I lashed with him one day. He was mad at me came up. I was staying in the middle of the clubhouse, and he came up in behind me and grab my arm and his vice grip and just held my arm and just stared right in my eyes for like probably ten seconds seem like two minutes, and I just looked at him like and. Are you trying to intimidate? I'm not afraid I gotta tell you. I don't know what it was. I have no idea because I was mostly in his corner. He was just by nature, not an ice guy. Well, so what because when he had that little bat in his hand it was a little bit. And he'd choked up on it. I've never seen anything like this. He was simply the greatest hitter in the history of baseball and the greatest player in the history of baseball. He won eight Gold Gloves. Eight didn't have a big arm. But it was pretty accurate arm. But still in his heyday in Pittsburgh, he could steal bases and legit five to the fifth tool that arm is just okay now, I know I got I am with you drive compensate. If you look I have time to list the records, but we're talking about on base percentage on base, plus slugging slugging it's just simply this. He was the first hitter. Whoever had the advantage over the pitcher because we've always seen the. Pitcher have the advantage until Barry Bonds came along. And he would stand in there and just spit on those pitches. If it missed by an inch. He would just what was what was it? You had two hundred and twenty-five wall. That would it was just he shattered babe. Ruth's on bass percenter. Because you just couldn't get the man. Yeah. And after a while they would walk him. And then they'd say, no, we can try to pitch to him. And he would literally see two pitches a night he would crush those pitches that was in that especially in that two thousand one. I've never seen anything like it. So to me, I don't care what he was off the field at least he didn't. He didn't commit any crimes that I'm aware of. So was he not a good not a good guy belong in the hall from day one? I'm sorry. And by the way, you can give a man all the PD's you want, but you still have to make contact man a nation and totally agree. What another guy that using PD foot of numbers? Good question. Shannon back that it if you look let's just take his first eight years. I eight years he had to MVP's three gold glove three silver sluggers. That's what he had in his first eight years in that hall of fame in most of those how many seven years. Fan francisco. He won the MVP. That's the first day. He was still skinny berry at that his first eleven years. Yeah. When they said because everybody the time line that everybody wants to jump on is around ninety nine to ninety eight ninety nine so he had eight globe. But a ninety nine all before ninety nine eight Gold Gloves seldom seven.
MLB -- Why Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens aren't getting into the Hall of Fame
"They get in. But I think it's going to be tight. I also find it ironic that the new voters might decide if bonds and Clements get in. So the new voters who didn't cover bonds and Clemens could decide if bonds and Clemens get into the hall of fame, and if they get in a Rod's going to get in we can start to go down the list. I don't know if Andy Pettitte gets in Sammy Sosa gets in five years ago. I thought this would never happen with bonds Clements it felt like with the old guard. They were not going to let them in because they were the keeper of the flame there at the whole of fame the holes doors open to players who will once thought not to even have, you know, even have a chance here in bonds and Clemens they have a chance a very good chance over the next three years. I love the reaction with Mary on a Rivera Seton. If we could play that that. This is the actual phone call. And if you've ever been around Marianna Rivera that he is who he appears to be from a distance. If you're a fan, and you see him, he's as classy as any athlete I've ever been around as nice as anybody I've ever been around. And no ego. Here is the call from the hall for Marian Rivera. Hello. He's big into him. Who is this?
"barry bonds" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Wingo. With. You on ESPN radio and ESPN two as always we are presented by progressive insurance. All phone guests. Joining us on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Mike Golic, Michael junior. Trey wingo with you again, you want to get in touch with us. Get in touch with a couple of ways one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed at Golic and wingo or check out our page creatively titled at goal. There you go. So we've talked a lot about the stories of the four hall of famers that got voted in yesterday. Mariano Rivera, ROY halladay. Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina again. Congratulations to all of them. It's again, the shame ROY halladay passing away in two thousand seventeen that plane crash. Really, certainly sad sad there. But for the family, it's such a great honor for them. And then there's the story every year now in its seventh year, I should say of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds to guys Societa with steroids and PD's at they're not getting voted into the hall of fame at this point. They have three more shots on the ballot four goes into veterans committee, which means they're never getting in. Because veterans committee is not letting them. I'm in so three more votes in where were they this year? They went up again. Roger Clemens was at fifty nine point five percent, Barry Bonds, fifty nine point one percent, basically two hundred fifty three votes. Two hundred fifty one votes. They're going to need in the area of three hundred twenty votes to get to that seventy five percent threshold. So after the guys that got in the next was Curt Schilling got basically sixty one percent of the vote, and then it was Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds at fifty nine so three more years. They were both about what fifty three and fifty five last year percentage right in that area there. So they jumped up again. But I gotta jump up. Quick math is going to tell you what another sixteen percent in three years. Are they going to do that? Because you have guys who are voting just basically saying nothing's changed for me. Not vote. No. You get a few that are increasing their balance. But will it be enough again at two fifty three and two fifty one they need another basically sixty five seventy votes to come their way over the next three years to make it in. I always said I think eventually they're going to get in. But I don't know what the turnover is going to be in the voters here over the next three years to wonder if it's gonna make enough difference for them to get in and so much of the conversation around this unanimous vote from Arianna Rivera has been the idea that public. Shame was driving force for the hall of fame voters to go. And to not be the one guy that leaves him off just for the sake of history. We've never done this before all these reasons that are bad reasons to not do anything with this hall of fame voters have a little. More on their side as far as public support from other baseball furious baseball fans who say that because of these guys tied to that cloud of doubt in the steroid era. We're going to leave them out. We feel like we're comfortably supported I just wonder we talk about aging out the voters for the hall of fame. I wonder how we the aged out that support for that line of thinking at this point. Yeah. And listen, here's the other thing. They're not getting in the way, it's going. It's just it. They should get in. I think they should get in. Because you can't write the history of baseball about the steroid era. And you don't know who was and wasn't using it that point there. There are a couple of that have been proven to be user. But there are other people that you don't know these two were not proven yet. Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens they were not guys that miss time for this not anything like that..
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"Of Hyundai and Kia cars and SUV's with four cylinder engines have at least double the non crash fire claim rates the institute began looking into the issue after a consumer group noticed a higher than normal number of complaints. The automakers announced last week that they will recall about one hundred sixty eight thousand vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires recall follows previous engine failure recalls trial, Snyder NPR news, Washington, the Catholic arch. Diocese of Hartford. Connecticut has released the names of forty eight priests. It says have been credibly accused of molesting minors. Connecticut. Public radio's Jeff Cohen reports that the personnel files date back to the nineteen fifties. The archdiocese says it has settled one hundred and forty two claims from victims of sexual abuse and paid out more than fifty million dollars as a result. Most of the claims concern incidents that happened before nineteen ninety Gail Howard, a survivor of priest sexual abuse and co leader of snap. The survivors network in Connecticut had limited praised for the move. It is a positive step. But it is also too little too late. The Catholic church has not lived up to its promises to have zero tolerance policy and to be as transparent as possible Hartford joins more than thirty diocese across the country that have decided to release the names of abusers for NPR news. I'm Jeff Cohen. You're listening to NPR news. Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera has been elected to the baseball hall of fame Rivera heads a class of four new players added to the hall, but he's the first ever to be elected unanimously by baseball writers details from NPR's, Tom Goldman. Joining Rivera are two starting pitchers. The late ROY holiday played for Toronto. And Philadelphia might use seen played for Baltimore in the Yankees. The fourth player elected is designated hitter. Edgar Martinez he spent his entire eighteen year career with the Seattle. Mariners Rivera with his trademark cut fastball. His calm, demeanor and smooth delivery became the best closer in history. He had more saves than anyone. And now he's the first to get into the hall with a vote from every eligible baseball writer notable among those who didn't get in. We're Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, the two most prominent players linked to ban drugs got a few more votes than last year. But we're still well short of the seventy five percent of votes needed for election tongue. Goldman NPR news. News press secretary, Sarah Sanders, says the White House as reached out to the Kentucky high school students embroiled in an encounter with the native American activists and a black religious sect in the nation's capital last weekend. Sanders has President Trump plans to invite the students to the White House? The president tweeted earlier that the teenagers have become symbols of fake news. Meanwhile, Twitter has suspended an account that helps spread a video of the incident citing a violation of its policy against the creation of fake and misleading accounts. On Asia market. Shares are mostly lower after it down day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials lost three hundred one points.
"barry bonds" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Let's see Rubin in queens. What's up? How you doing Mike what's up quickly? When Chad came to the Yankees, one of the teams he said he was gonna go to dodge the only team that one of the teams the yes. I'm just dreaming. Maybe you know, the dodgers are looking for a big time. Eta? Okay. And we're talking about maybe maybe Staten can go there. I would look I have not heard one word from anybody that the Yankees are even talking about trading Stanton. You on that? And the Yankees have said that they have no interest in hopper. One more thing. My four games later. Right. Yes weekend. Okay. I don't know. If I am not. I don't really worry about you. If I am. I if I don't I don't I mean, that's it. Regular season. I'm well aware of. I know I'm terrible regular season. Maybe I will. Maybe it. We'll see. I had no luck this year. A lot of bad breaks this year. But doesn't matter, you know. And it's it's the bottom line. You can't cry over spilt milk. Jerry, massapequa, what's up, Jerry? What's up, Mike? The qualifying comfortable talking about it and know. The writers open themselves up for major scrutiny as it is. But now when they release their ballots on Twitter and stuff like that. You have a bunch of guys like especially Ken Rosenthal, releasing their ballots on Twitter, and let me preface by say, I think all the steroid guy should get in bonds. But when they released their are starting to vote for guys like bar the Clements, but then then leaving Manny Ramirez, it just opposite out for how could you leave off? Probably the best right here. The hitter of I ever base day may be fine. But you can't just pick and choose or whatever. Badly. That is a very listen. If their argument is we're going to start with the creme de LA creme here. Okay. Manny Ramirez is not Barry Bonds. Barry Bonds is the second greatest player. Of all time. No doubt. Okay. So there's no argument there, we know that. So even Manny Ramirez who I agree with you is a lock solid stone law hall of Famer one of the greatest hitters I've ever seen. So I agree with you. He's a hall of Famer, but he's not as good as Barry Bonds. So if they want to start with Clemens and bonds to open the door, maybe they feel that's the way to not be scrutinized as the open the door with those two who are no one can argue those two hall of famous. Okay. Anyone who watch Roger Clemens pitch? Anyone who watched Barry Bonds hit knows their hall of famers. We know that. So that's my whole point of it open when you're gonna put guys in like McGrath and Messina and I'm a diehard Yankee fan at the time in Baltimore. But. Says you have to put all these guys in the for same. Just putting the guy. So you believe a hall of Famer. That's it. That's you. Can't you can't exclude and say I maybe next year we'll vote Manny was they get in. Layering that because listen there are guys there. I mean Sammy Sosa should be in the hall of fame. Yeah. I mean, so, you know, all these guys. Yeah. Those guys who are out only because of steroids. So I agree with you. Now, I don't know that they have to put everybody in the same time. So I I don't know if I agree with you that that's the case they're probably trying to put towing the water and move it along once one guy gets in opens the door though. I agree. I think that's that'll be the end of it. Mike in Manila, what's up, Mike? Hey, how you doing? Mike is everything going what's happening? Just a quick point on the hall of fame. I get to hold the Martinez deal. You know, but he's gonna put a guy like Agassi Martinez in there were two other guys, you know, me being fan. First of all manically stats are just. No. That's not true. It's not true. Mike, look, Mike, look up this statue dominant. Who had a better dominant diamond listen, I love Manley's not a hall of Famer. And what about Fred McGriff, Mike? Is in for Fred, McGrath's borderline. But US me who's a better hit 'em Martinez. A Fred McGriff Martinez was a better hitter. I know I'm seeing that's why I'm saying you're putting stats because that's when Martinez did getting in. The h he didn't end because he was a terrific hitter. That's why he's getting. I know. But I I understand that. But I'm talking about Mattingly Martinez. Manningly does not have enough numbers. He didn't do it long enough. He had twenty one hundred hits. He's not enough. You know what? There are certain numbers that are over the top numbers certain numbers. He doesn't have them. He does not have because the second half of his career. He did he had a bad back. So I understand he had a bad back. If you go by the first half of his career, he be a hall of Famer the second half of his career. He does not get in. I mean, this is a way around it. He doesn't listen. I agree. He listen. I manning Lee played well enough. I is his career as a lock hall of fame of the problem is he started hitting nine home is in heaven fifty RBI's. Those years are going to see well end up killing him. You know? I mean, Ed gets numbers. You know? He he did it for a very long time. I understand he's a D H. He did it for a very long time. No one has a rule. There's no rule says the can't get in the hall of fame. And and big Papi's gonna get in the hall of fame. You know? Because big Papi, not only has big numbers. But he also has the best postseason numbers of all time. I mean, there's nobody who has there's nobody who has posted his numbers. Like big Papi. The numbers are insane. Teen is at three hundred nine home is. Three twelve as a right handed hitter. That is a made over eighteen years had twelve hundred and sixty Rb is okay. One two three four five six seven times. He had one hundred I'll be is. It's Rian six home runs. Hit three twelve. I mean, that's a very solid career. You really did. And he was a great clutch hitter. So he was a really good head. I mean, the guy at nine thirty three oh PS for his career. Know, he. Is lifetime on base percentage was four eighteen. Sensational. And the guy hit three twelve in his on base percentage was flake eighteen for his career. I mean, that's that's that's outrageous. Not many players have four eighteen on base percentages for their career. Ame scored twelve hundred runs scored knocked in twelve hundred runs hit three home runs. Hit three twelve at a four hundred on base percentage. I mean, he's a very good player. And to me he's right on the cost that he's in. But he's not in by a lot. But three twelve right handed hitter makes them one of the best tennis since World War Two has a right handed hitter. There aren't that many guys James in Brooklyn, what's up James, Mike, happy new year. What's up, Mike? I got a great question for you. But it's not to my the greatest sports host talk show guy that we've ever heard I love this is you will like going out for the five, Mike. My question is because everybody's talking about it. Mike you mount Rushmore. We're going out for a beer afterwards. Nobody's listening. You're much more for players that you believe did page that are in the baseball hall of fame. I have no idea. I wouldn't even waste my time with that. I really wouldn't. I don't care. I don't care to speculate. I really don't. I just don't care. I gotta be honest with you. It's not something. I spend two minutes on listen. I know there are a lot of players. I sat with baseball players. For years. Told me you have no idea. How many players have steroids? I don't know how many he, but he speculated it was a lot. And I'm sure they were plenty that dabbled because you know, what they knew it could make them better. And when you're when you're in a position, and you're in a competition where everything is based on performance, and you have a way to get an edge on performance that can make you money and also make get you fame and fortune. There are a lot of people who are going to succumb to that temptation. And that's why they do such severe drug testing at the Olympics. Because the temptation to use drugs to enhance performance is outrageously strong. That's why they do. The same thing with baseball. The you have. I mean, you're trying to stay first of all in the major leagues you're trying to succeed in the major leagues trying to play at the highest level. If that can give you just a little edge. Supposedly bonds was going along and saying, you know, what? These guys are getting all this stuff. And I know they're doing this stuff. I'm going to look into it. And then he started taking it and he started taking into put him over the top. So be it. It was a great play before he went to. He went to a Ruthene stage. He went to a stage. No one else ever went to. So I'm not going to sit here and speculate who didn't who didn't I have no idea. Would I be surprised about anybody? Yeah. A couple of guys I'd be surprised about but very few. I.
Baseball Hall of Fame: Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay among the 35 players on the 2019 ballot
"He was twenty votes short last time on the ballot. Andy Pettitte, Todd Helton, Michael young and Miguel. Tejada also are among the newcomers on the ballot Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are back on the ballot. Two for the seventh. Time will toilet day an effort towards governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation is being marked around the globe Monday with African countries. Among the neediest a new report by the group water. Eight says an estimated three hundred forty four million children in sub Saharan Africa lack of toilet at home leaving them vulnerable to water-borne infections, while the UN wants governments to spend more on sanitation the Geneva-based toilet board. Coalition says it's the business of the decade where private enterprise could step in when governments are unwilling or enable to the United Nations set a target in two