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Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

00:58 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on ESPN Daily

"You? I had sticker shock too. You know, I had heard in the days leading up to Max Scherzer signing with the New York mets that he had three times 43 on the table. And there's a natural skepticism when the previous record average annual value for a contract is $36 million for Garrett Cole that somebody is going to jump 20% in one fell swoop, even on a shorter term deal. But there are a couple of factors in play here that are important. Number one Max Scherzer has always liked to be a guy who sets records, and he likes to set records because, well, he's a competitor, but beyond that, he's also one of the very influential aid executive subcommittee members for the Major League Baseball Players Association. And if you go back and look at the history of the MLBPA, the idea is always push the salary envelope higher because the second that a guy has a $43 million base salary, someone who's better than him can say, well, I deserve 43 million. Do I not? Jacob de Graham. If he opts out from the mets next season, can say, I deserve 45 million if I stayed healthy and pitched to my capabilities this year. And the whole idea of this happening against the backdrop of this impending labor doom that we've been talking about for so long really is kind of rich. And Marcus simeons and other guy who's on that executive subcommittee, he gets 7 years and a $175 million from the Texas Rangers. So these guys are walking in to this potential lockout with a whole lot of money waiting for them on the other side. Yeah, so let's get to the rangers then because Marcus Simeon, you know, the short stop they added, who will likely play second for them, you know, it's not just him. It's Corey Seager Jeff. The former Dodgers shortstop who got ten years 325 $1 million. They also added for, you know, good measure, a new starting pitcher in John gray, but this is over half a $1 billion. In free agency already. And what does that tell you about what the rangers are going for now? Yeah, it's over half a $1 billion spent by a team that went 60 and 102 in 2021. A team that if you look up and down their roster, there's not a whole lot there that you think might be around still in a few years. They bought a core. They bought the best middle infield in baseball. And it cost them a lot of money. But the rangers understood something. In order to have relevance, you need to have guys that others want to play with. It ties together so nicely with everything that's going on right now in the labor world. We have to flash back to the 1970s and understand that guys like Andy messersmith and Dave mcnally and Kurt flood the standard bears in the Major League Baseball Players Association. Looked at free agency as Valhalla. They looked at free agency as this saying that was not going to just change the economics of sports, but change sports forever. So a team like the Texas Rangers who stunk last year and who had very little hope going forward unless they complemented what they have down in their farm system now, could suddenly become relevant in one fell swoop with the signing of a check. So tracing the history of baseball free agency does not normally take me to Detroit, Jeff, but hobby Baez, signing a 6 year $140 million contract with the tigers. I mean, now I know a guy on the tigers who's not named Miguel Cabrera. Is this the Marlins game two? You got in trouble last time you played this Pablo. I'm still in trouble. I'm still banned. I'm still banned from that very strange ballpark, yes. Derek Jeter has been on a poster. Yeah, do not allow this podcaster. Inside these gates. The Detroit tigers like the Texas Rangers are seeking relevance and they're a little bit closer to it because they've got this core of pitching with Casey mize who was the number one pick in the draft a few years ago with Matt matting and with Tariq skubal. And now signing Eduardo Rodriguez this off season. So they've got four good young pitchers there. They've got two prospects in Spencer torkelson, who's likely going to end up at first base and Riley green, who may be a center Fielder, but could move to a corner. They needed to add to their position player cash because they're very much in the same boat in that respect as the Texas Rangers where you look up and down their lineup and you're not sure who's going to be here a couple of years down the road. So when you look down the list of starting pitchers beyond Max Scherzer, Jeff, and here I'm talking about Kevin gausman who goes from the Giants to the Blue Jays for 5 years, a $110 million, and then you get to Robbie ray, the guy who won the AL Cy Young, who leaves Toronto for Seattle for 5 years, a $115 million. I mean, these numbers are eye opening. They're staggering they're the kind of numbers that might cause fans to wonder. Are these contracts deserved? Of course it's deserved. And it's deserved because it's what they got. And that sounds very simple, right? But when it comes to baseball, for the longest time the union has believed that worshiped at the altar of the free market. And the free market to me is what differentiates baseball. In the NBA, if you have certain credentials, you are going to get a specific amount of money. It does not matter if you are Giannis attempt to kumpo or Russell Westbrook, you're going to get paid around the same. Major League Baseball does not have that. Your market is what you make of it and what teams are willing to pay you. And so if Kevin gausman is getting a $110 million from the Toronto Blue Jays, then, well, I'm sorry to say, but he earned it. If Robbie ray coming off a Cy Young is getting a 115 from the Seattle Mariners, that is what the market gave him. And so if Major League Baseball revenues weren't where they are. If projections.

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Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

00:56 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on ESPN Daily

"Jeff fasson, it has been an insane 48 hours of baseball news and so I just have one question here for you at the top. How much man? How much have you had to drink? Bourbon? Or the nectar of the gods? You know what I'm asking about? Yeah, I've had quite a bit of a die of Mountain Dew. I did three 20 ounce bottles of dew yesterday, which honestly I feel pretty good about like yesterday was yesterday was a 6 due day. And I ended up doing just three days. I like how for you and for real baseball insiders. The terror alert scale of baseball news is how many bottles of do is currently ravaging your intestines. Did you just. Just for the listener, that sound you just heard was Jeff pass and getting up from his chair, opening his cabinet and just a bunch of Mountain Dew tumbling out. No, no, and now you're just guzzling it. Can we go full disclosure here? It's before 9 a.m. local right now. If Mountain Dew does not sponsor you by the end of this podcast, Jeff, I don't know what they're doing anymore. Yeah, here's the thing. I am really, really testing my body to see if it wants to produce another kidney stone. The kidneys, the kidneys, they're feeling everything that's happening in Major League Baseball, probably more than anything else on this planet right now. They say to me, you know what, Jeff? We will bear the brunt. Of this weekend baseball for you. We will get you through this because damn it, it's been a pretty great week. And we can't have kidney stone interrupting that. The do may have got an MLB insider Jeff passing through the past few days of free aged madness and Major League Baseball. But today, with a potential work stoppage coming tonight at midnight. We explain how we all got here despite years of warning. And why it might take something a lot stronger to get the national pastime through these next couple months. I Pablo tore it's Wednesday, December 1st. This is ESPN daily. So Jeff, this is a start of podcast where I'm gonna say things to you and I can see you looking at your phone because stuff is still happening. But what we've seen over the past couple days with some of the biggest free agents in this sport rushing to sign before today, December 1st, what is the reason for this? Why is there this bull rush? Because the baseball industry is about to implode. Oh. This is a very counterintuitive thing Pablo. The baseball industry is on the verge of shutting down amid this historic spending spree that teams are going on. And it's not just the sorts of teams that you anticipate are going to be in this. It's not the New York Yankees. It's not the Los Angeles Dodgers. It's not the Boston Red Sox. It's all of these teams that weren't in the postseason last year. Spending like they want to be in it this year as the specter of a lockout is looming over the sport as it has been for the better part of two years now. We'll get into the details of why the economy of baseball isn't great flux because of the lockout in just a second here. I know you're in Dallas. I can see you in your hotel room right now, there to cover this story. But I first want to talk about just some of the names that have come across your transom here because when Max Scherzer signs with the New York mets, Jeff, for three years, a $130 million. That's $43 million a year. I want to avoid the sticker shock of that and sort of understand actually how a rational baseball person like you saw this because what did this.

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Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather

News, Traffic and Weather

00:43 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather

"Are maybe a little more focused this year on the free agent market than what we've typically been in the past whereas before we were trying to acquire role players who could accent of major league team Em's president general manager Jerry to podo already traded with San Diego for second baseman Adam Frazier who made 7 and a half million bucks last season I'm excited about it You know the team's obviously trying to win right now And that's what I want to do Well Seattle fans are related to hear about their team pursuing players like Robbie ray and Chris Bryant There is a strong chance the 2022 baseball season is hit with its first work stoppage since the 94 95 player strike Tonight the current MLB collective bargaining deal runs out and owners are threatening a player's lockout I can tell you from the club's perspective we're committed to continuing to offer proposals and suggestions in an effort to get to an agreement Commissioner rob Manfred if a lockout takes place all work stops including the free agent sinex Part of the reason teams like the Mariners have been trying to get deals done now So what are the issues Players want to address their shrinking portion of MLB revenue declining salaries for young ball players and service time where young prospects are held back in the miners to keep their contracts under club control I can't believe there's a single fan in the world who doesn't understand that an off season lockout that moves the process forward is different than a labor dispute that cost games Manfred does have a point about lockouts It's happened three times before and no regular season baseball games were impacted I'm Bill Schwartz come on news Your money at 20 and 50 pass the hour on como news Sponsored by propel insurance Stocks took a beating today amid growing concerns about the new coronavirus strain and inflation Both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrials slid 1.9% a lot more than 650 points in the case of the Dow Although it didn't provide any specific figures Amazon today said it had record breaking sales during the post Thanksgiving rush in a blog post that ecommerce giant said that from Black Friday through cyber Monday popular purchases included Apple AirPods fire TV sticks beats studio buds and various toys and apparel Home prices remain much higher than they were in 2020 but the year over year increases may finally be stalling out The latest S&P CoreLogic case schiller home price index shows that average September home prices were up 19 and a half percent compared to a year earlier down slightly from August 19.8% annual gain In Seattle prices were up more than 23% That's your money now I'm Jim cesko como news Here are your political insights from ABC News The U.S. government could reach its borrowing limit by December 15th and less lawmakers take action to suspend or raise the debt ceiling A plea treasury secretary Janet Yellen is making for the economy to avoid a severe recession America must pay its bills on time and in full If we do not we will eviscerate our current recovery Former president Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows has agreed to cooperate with the congressional committee investigating the January 6th capitol attack Meadows had previously blown off a congressional subpoena seeking his testimony the committee wants to know what role if any he may have played in the riot and the Federal Trade Commission is seeking information from top retailers like Amazon and Walmart as part of a new probe into supply chain disruptions The agency is ordering 9 large retailers and suppliers to hand over details about how they're obtaining transporting and distributing products Those are your political insights I'm Elizabeth schulz ABC News President Biden putting his signature on four pieces of legislation that aimed to help veterans and their families ABC's Karen Travers is in Washington with details Surrounded by a bipartisan group of lawmakers President Biden signed into law Tuesday four bills related to veterans Many obligations We only have one truly sacred obligation in my view And that is prepare those we send in the harm's way care for their families when they're gone and care for them and their families on their home The laws will address maternal healthcare for veterans examine racial disparities concerning VA benefits create a program to place military medical personnel in federal healthcare occupations and help reduce the out of pocket education costs for surviving spouses and children of military veterans Karen Travers ABC News Washington Doctor mehmet Oz is officially announcing his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania as a Republican The 61 year old cardiac surgeon in the host of the Doctor Oz show announced he will enter the race to try and replace retiring GOP senator pat toomey in op-ed published in the Washington examiner Oz is a longtime resident of New Jersey and registered to vote in Pennsylvania's Montgomery county in the Philadelphia area last December A 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Fresh "Baseball" from Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

01:11 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh "Baseball" from Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"And it's great for right now, but there will be a price to pay like the monkey's paw will curl like that. There's a finite number of moves and the off season is the same length regardless. So either you spread them out or you get them done all at once and then you have little left to talk about. All else being equal, better to front load the off season than backload it. I think I would rather have this wondering like where sprays heartbreak are gonna sign in February or whatever. Teams are in spring training and some of the best free agents are available. Only like, hey, if you're a fan, you get to daydream about what your roster will look like over these long cold months. So that's good. But would you rather have like if we could just parcel it out so that you have a steady stream of moves rather than just ultra compressed frenetic activity? I am the worst person to ask this question of because my perspective on it is shaped by a very particular position. I occupied with this ecosystem. But I think that having stuff come out of at a regular pace over the course of the winter months is a nice way to do things like it gives people little jolts that remind them like spring is coming and baseball is coming and now you have two months to remember that that guy is going to be on that team. So I tend to like the steady drip and not just because it allows for sort of a more manageable balance of work to life in these months when we are meant to perhaps rest rest ever so slightly just rest, but absent that I think that if you're going to have a frenzied pace having it at the beginning of the off season rather than the end, is meaningfully better for all of the reasons that you highlighted. I think that it sort of creates an excitement that can sustain itself over the winter months and it gives people time to adjust to the new reality of their roster and we don't have any of that sort of prickly contentious were a week away from spring training in the best free agents or unsigned sort of thing. So if we must clump them together, this is the preferable clump. But I think that an advent calendar opened by a non toddler is really the model that we ought to strive for. We have bits and pieces that unfurl themselves and we get to write our stories and feel excitement and sleep. Yeah, we never really rest here unaffectedly well. So we will podcast regardless of whether there is actually anything to talk about. We promise to talk at you later what? We'll just have to get creative. All right. So we will end there and attempt to post this podcast before every other free agent site. All right, that will do it for today. Thanks as always for listening. I was hoping we could post this podcast before there were more moves, didn't quite make it. It's the Marlins, making more moves. We had an intra Florida trade, the rays bolstered by Corey Kluber and bursting at the seams on the 40 man, have traded Joey Wendell to the Marlins, not for a pitching prospect, but for an outfield prospect, so the Marlins are now one step closer to a credible lineup and also a pretty good player pretty versatile player, sort of squeezed out by the raised excess of infield talent, but should be a good fit for the Marlins, possibly spelling the end of the Lewis Brinson era, not a distinguished tenure in Miami for mister Brinson, but the Marlins are officially an interesting team who may have more moves ahead of them, while we wait to see what other activity comes to pass before the expiration of the CBA on Wednesday night, you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to Patreon dot com slash effectively wild. The following 5 listeners have already signed up and pledged some monthly or yearly amount to help keep the podcast going and get themselves access to some perks while also keeping effectively wowed ad free, Larry Holly, Liam, Paul Sutton, Eric fetter, and Jonathan P thanks to all of you, the effectively wild Discord group for Patreon supporters as poppin, mid all this transaction activity, you can join that for two 50 a month. Shortly after we post this podcast, I will be posting the first of our Patreon exclusive bonus episodes for patrons at the $5 level and above. Many more perks are available, you can also join our Facebook group for free at Facebook dot.

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Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

01:42 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"So it is, it is here and there and everywhere, but like you said, it all adds up to a player who is generally pretty good. And so I think as long as you can kind of weather that, you know, that back and forth. It's a lot of fun. So that's pretty cool, and maybe gosh, maybe they will sign Carlos crayon. I don't know. I find the argument that AJ Hinch just wanted to give him a baby gift to be compelling because they spent all that time and in Houston together, but maybe they talked about other stuff that that brunch and listen, if you haven't had a brunch that extends into another meal, you're not doing it, right? You should hang out. Just make sure you tip well at the end because goddess have to sit on a table for a long time to do that. Yep. Move center Bogart sober, maybe and he can have a reunion with Alex quarantine. That's another yeah. So just before we leave the AL central, the buxton extension. Yeah. So we talked back at the trade deadline when it seems like the twins might either trade or extend bucks and then about how complex any buxton contract was going to be. And we were not wrong about that. So I haven't been giving the full terms for all of these signings that we've been talking about, but with buxton, you kind of have to because there was just so much uncertainty about how do you structure a contract for someone who when he has been on the field has basically been the best player in baseball over the last few seasons, but has so rarely been on the field. And it seemed like the obvious answer would be you structure it so that if he's on the field, then he can max out and he can make money that would be commensurate with his production, but you also build in some protection for the twins. If he remains unable to play often. So this is a 7 year contract worth $100 million. But there are a lot of incentives as you would expect. So there are incentives for various plate appearance, thresholds, so at 502 plate appearances, which is qualifying for the batting title, then you get some extra 500 K, and then at 5 33, and at 5 67, and at 606 25, then he's getting 500 K each time. And if you're the twins, and Byron Braxton is meeting those plate appearance thresholds you are probably pretty happy about that. And then there are big MVP incentives here. So if he wins MVP, he gets an extra $8 million, but then there are a whole lot of escalating incentives below that. So 7 million for a second place finished 6 million for a third place finish, et cetera. So if he ends up playing full seasons and producing at the level that he has of late, one would think that he would get MVP votes than he would end up making somewhere in the mid 20s, at least for that season if all goes well, which is not what he would make necessarily if he were to sign a contract after an MVP season, but hey he hasn't had that yet. He has played an MVP level, but very sporadically. So this was always what a buxton deal was going to have to look like. And there's also a new trade clause, which I know was a point of emphasis for him. So seems like twins fans are very happy to have buxton and I know that it has been frustrated for those fans too to see him go down over and over again. But probably less frustrating for him to be there and continue to get hurt than it would be if he were to walk and fully blossom and somehow stay healthy with some other team, and you had to watch him do that in some other uniforms. So obviously, they will be hoping that he can put things together and stay healthy and he still has not turned 28. So age is less of a concern than durability. That's a big concern. But there are protections here for the twins. If he isn't on the field, and at least some upside for buxton, if he is. I really liked the point that Ben Clemens made at the end of his write up of this, so I'm going to quote I'm going to quote from it because I thought it was well puts rather than paraphrase, I'll just quote Ben's good words. This extension goes a long way towards explaining the twin's intentions next year and beyond previously the team's set of long-term commitments was nonexistent. If they wanted to tilt back into a tear down and rebuild phase after this year, however, intention, it might looked outside observers the money would allow it. Now they have two solid of a quart for that to make sense. From that perspective, this deal is everything a twins fan could ask for, and that's before we consider what might happen if buxton spikes an MVP season or two down the line. And so that's the other part of this. It's like it's not just what you get from buxton. It's not just that they have managed to come up with a deal where everyone's incentives are well aligned in their well alent toward winning. It's like this is also a marker you're putting in the ground to say we're going to keep trying to do this thing. And yes, they need an entire rotation. They need much of a rotation. And, you know, they will need to supplement buxton with additional bats because while they do have some players on their team who will stick around for the early part of this, they need more. But they are sort of on their way, and this would signal that they want to win because you don't give out a deal like this if you don't, so that's pretty cool. We like all this team signaling that they would like to win some stuff. That seems, that seems good for the sport. Yeah, so it does seem like too good a core to tear it down and yet not enough of a rotation to contend in 2022. So I don't know exactly where they go like there's definitely some bounce back potential here just the way that a team like.

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It Only Takes a Few Instigators to Create a Riot

The Dan Bongino Show

01:12 min | 2 weeks ago

It Only Takes a Few Instigators to Create a Riot

"During my time with the NYPD when I was a police officer they did a lot of training with crowd control And one of the things with crowd control they used to teach us is that these large groups of crowds and you know it doesn't always have to be a riot right It could be a baseball game a football game a rock concert There's this feeling of collective energy It's not always a bad thing Now in a riot it obviously is But do you know what I'm talking about with this feeling of collective energy If you've been there you can sense it It's like you know what it is but you can't really describe it It's like you're feeding off the energy of the guy next to you and it's like one big pulsing organism at a basketball game when everybody's going crazy right Well the same thing happens with these riots in civil disturbances People get emotional and they get excited And you have these instigators in the group and typically when they hit this violence flashpoint it's always a small cabal of instigators who do it They have the bull horns are screaming and yelling like freaking lunatics call the bag throw The Rock throw the bottle They're handing people stuff It'd be a real shame if you launch this brick at the cop over there It's always a small group of instigators that

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NHL outbreak...Steelers virus cases...Packers stock

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

NHL outbreak...Steelers virus cases...Packers stock

"AP sports I'm guessing cool block Jimmy Garoppolo's when the forty Niners spoiled the rams debuts of von Miller and Odell Beckham junior with a thirty one ten win that San Francisco or upload tossed two touchdowns while Jimmie ward picked off LA quarterback Matthew Stafford twice Miller recorded three tackles well bekommen there's two catches for eighteen yards chase young season is officially over after the Washington football team announced the reigning defensive rookie of the year will undergo surgery after injuring his right leg during Sunday's upset of Tampa Bay in Major League Baseball news the Tigers agreed to a five year seventy seven million dollar deal with former red Sox left hander Eduardo Rodriguez according to an AP source the NHL has postponed three Ottawa senators games this week due to a Colbert nineteen outbreak that place ten players and cope with protocol in the NBA fined the Minnesota Timberwolves two hundred fifty thousand dollars after the team arranged a September work out for players in Miami in violation of league rules get some cool bar AP sports

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Biden Calls Satchel Paige 'The Great Negro' in Latest Gaffe and Liberal Media Defends Him

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:25 min | 2 weeks ago

Biden Calls Satchel Paige 'The Great Negro' in Latest Gaffe and Liberal Media Defends Him

"Think with the media would do if Donald Trump called a black man a Negro. Violating federal law incidentally, I mean, Obama signed a law in May of 2016 banning the word. We don't use the word Negro anymore, but obviously Joe Biden does. And what the media did to provide him cover is so comical. That it bears pointing out if you probably have heard it by now. There's a lot to get to today. It's Friday. We had a busy week. We're going to head into a busy weekend. This is a big breaking news day. You're not going to want to miss a second of today's Mike Gallagher's show 'cause we have a lot of great stuff planned for you. The Kyle rittenhouse trial is going to wind down early next week as it goes to the jury. There's only one reason that this jury would convict him. And we all know what that reason would be. We'll get to that in just a moment, but first in context, here's the 46th president of the United States on Veterans Day. You know, I've adopted the attitude of the great Negro at the time picture in the Negro leagues went on to become a great pitcher in the pros and Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson. His name was satchel page. Now, we could probably assume he meant to say the great Negro league pitcher, maybe when he said that Barack Obama was clean, he didn't mean to say, like he was clean like he bathed, maybe he meant to say, has a clean record. When he said that you can go into any 7 11 and hear everybody talking with an Indian accent, maybe he didn't really mean Indian accent. I mean, you could give him a lot of, you know, cover, right? Because that's what the left does. When he said, you know, those Republicans want to put y'all back in chains. Maybe he didn't mean like literal chains, maybe even those little paper chains that our kids did in kindergarten. Because honest to goodness, the media sprung into action yesterday to defend

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Inflation Crushes the Poor and Middle Class, Not the Wealthy

The Dan Bongino Show

01:24 min | 2 weeks ago

Inflation Crushes the Poor and Middle Class, Not the Wealthy

"The issue with inflation as I said is it crushes the middle class and the poor More than the wealthy And why is that Well think it through It's pretty common sense The wealthy have assets as a means to offset to offset the inflate you hedge against inflation Some of them have actual inflation based instruments like tips bonds treasury inflation protected securities They're protected against inflation You get a certain return plus inflation But it's not just that some of them are Bitcoin crypto gold real estate land holding securities holdings equity and they have this stuff knowing that the value of that the nominal value of that goes up with inflation There's a reason you're paying more for a home as a Wall Street Journal indicated today now than you were a year ago That's inflation too it's real The price is going up Now that think about it Who owns those assets Who has gold Crypto expensive baseball cards Comic books Whatever Bitcoin Ether Who has this stuff Is it the poor middle class Maybe the middle class has some of it but no rich people do Inflation doesn't hurt them as much as it hurts the poor in the middle class

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How Do We Return a Politically Divided Economy to Normalcy?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:07 min | 3 weeks ago

How Do We Return a Politically Divided Economy to Normalcy?

"I'll tell you what one of the struggles I'm going through Charlie. I mean, I'm not a, you know, I happen to have written a book, I'm writing another one, but I don't think of myself as a commentator and author. I'm an entrepreneur, I do things, right? And so how can I sort of drive change in a positive direction? And look, here's what I think could work. And here's my reservation about it and here's why this still think it's a good strategy. Here's what I think could work is corporate America will respond to one thing. Getting hit where it hurts in their pocketbook. And I think right now, there are 70 plus 75 plus million Americans who are disaffected from their economy who are disaffected from their culture who are quietly kind of forced to buy products or to work at places that don't actually respect them and they know it. And I think that's bad for our culture. Now, what does that mean in terms of a business opportunity? Black rifle coffee just listed announced a deal to go public via spac for $1.7 billion, whatever it was a couple of days ago. That's the right wing version of Starbucks coffee. Do I really want to live in a country where there's a Republican form of coffee and a democratic form of coffee or dare I say one day a Republican Florida right wing version of baseball and a left wing version of baseball? I don't, actually. I want to live in an economy that brings us together across our political divisions across our cultural divisions across our racial or other divisions. That's what that's the real private sector we ought live in America to thrive. And so as an entrepreneur, I'm really skittish about the idea of creating a right wing alt version of an economy. That being said, I think the next step has to be to create market solutions and alternatives that respect that group of 70 75 million Americans with companies that do share their values to tell them that they're important and valued to bring them back in to steal customers to take those customers from the rest of corporate America, which will then I hope have the effect of not allowing those alternative businesses to succeed massively unchecked. But the rest of corporate America doesn't wake up and say, oh my God, we missed that. We got that wrong and swing the pendulum back. That's where I'd like to go not to two economies, but to use that to be able to catalyze a return to normalcy of what our private sector is supposed to represent in a political space that brings

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The Woke Crowd Must Be Fuming Over Atlanta Hosting the World Series

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:56 sec | Last month

The Woke Crowd Must Be Fuming Over Atlanta Hosting the World Series

"Of course, the big World Series, I really followed much of the World Series other than I'm pretty excited about the Atlanta Braves. Considering what Major League Baseball stupidly did to the city of Atlanta and all the business owners, I saw somebody this morning on TV say that what these businesses lost in revenue by having the All-Star Game moved out of Atlanta over George's common sense election reform laws, they've more than made up for with the World Series. That I think was governor Brian Kemp on Fox and Friends this morning said that. So I mean, Stacey Abrams and the woke crowd has to be really mad at the World Series winding up in Atlanta. After the crap, they pulled on Atlanta with the

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The Lincoln Project Organized a Group to Carry Torches at Glenn Youngkin Event in Charlottesville

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:03 min | Last month

The Lincoln Project Organized a Group to Carry Torches at Glenn Youngkin Event in Charlottesville

"Win. Did you hear what happened with the Glenn young campaign the other day? This kind of took off on Friday. There's a really, really shady organization called The Lincoln Project. These are a bunch of disgruntled former Republicans, I guess who hate Trump and now they're pro Democrat. Now they, you know, lift up Democrats every chance they get and they're capable of a whole bunch of dirty tricks. Like this one, they had a group of, I think four men and a woman. And they went up to a Glen youngins campaign bus and they wore like long sleeve white shirts and baseball caps and they were carrying tiki torches. Like the. Crazies that were protesting over it Charlottesville. With the tiki torches and whatever they were chanting, and that of course was a tragic event that culminated with some evil lunatic plowing his car into an into a crowd of protesters and killing a young woman. Well, somebody from vice, the media organization recognized the woman, in other words, these white supremacists, whatever they are proud boy, want to be with the tiki torches, they were pretending to be young and supporters. And then, of course, the mcauliffe campaign oh, righteous indignation. McCullough of campaign social media manager, Charlie Olaf tweeted out, wow. At a campaign stop for Glenn young, people were holding tiki torches and chanting we're all in for Glenn. Disgusting reference to the 2017 unite the right rally in Charlottesville.

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Trump Smiles as Baseball Fans Chant 'Let's Go Brandon' During World Series Game 4

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:08 min | Last month

Trump Smiles as Baseball Fans Chant 'Let's Go Brandon' During World Series Game 4

"There was quite the chant again at the World Series. Let's go Brandon. Here's the headline, which is actually kind of amusing. Trump smiles as baseball fans chant. Let's go Brandon in his direction. Everybody knows what let's go Brandon means. It is, I guess a symbolic gesture of the rage and the anxiety and the frustration that people feel over the direction of the country. NBC News, Paul came out over the weekend. 71% of Americans are convinced that the country is headed in the wrong direction. And so you know, I guess I should explain it to you. Maybe it's better if I don't. Because let's go Brandon is a crude G rated translation of a very angry phrase. A profanity laced phrase. And it has taken off all over the country and the left doesn't know what to do about it. They are livid. But they have to acknowledge somewhere. In the back of their P brains, the left realizes they shed far worse about Donald Trump. And us for four years. In fact, they didn't use a substitute phrase. They said it. Over and over again, they said it. F Trump, F his fans, F is supporters, we're all white supremacists. We're all racist. We're all monsters. We're all rotten people. And on and on and on and on. You know, as Biden says, you know the thing. So now let's go Brandon has become a thing. And I am short of torn between getting a kick out of it and realizing we should probably not roll the way they do.

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Soler Hits First True World Series Leadoff HR

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:29 min | Last month

Soler Hits First True World Series Leadoff HR

"Hey, ladies and gentlemen, it is rare that I note something in the sports world as an opener. But I thought you would find this of interest even if you don't follow baseball. Or any other sport for that matter. So the World Series is taking place right now. Between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. The Atlanta Braves representing the national league Houston Astros who can not make up their mind which league they would like to play in are in the American League. Something happened last night. That never happened before in the history of baseball. I'm serious. I love that stuff. As one of the players said, there aren't many firsts left. That the batter in the in a World Series game be opening batter, hit a home run. It's happened at the bottom of the first, but not at the top of the first. There you go. I am sure. That at least 4% of you found that fascinating. Welcome to the show. Where we indeed do talk about everything in life. For whatever reason, I'm finding interesting, perhaps because I very close friend on the Atlanta Braves. Very special, very special human being, as it turns out. All right, everybody Dennis prieger here. There was a group called the anti. By the way, Sean, did you happen to hear what I announced? You missed it. He went out to get some papers for the show. So he's excused. First time in World Series history, a batter opened up the World Series with a home run. That's, say, see, he's moved. He is one of the 4%. And the guy who did it was at last series with COVID. So ah, so it's another first. He is the first guy to be out with COVID to hit a home run at the opening of a World Series.

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Update on the latest sports

AP News Radio

01:00 min | Last month

Update on the latest sports

"AP sports I'm Josh Rowntree major league baseball's NLCS the Atlanta Braves now hold a two oh series lead Eddie Rosario singled home the winning run in the ninth inning to send the Braves past Los Angeles Dodgers five to four we're sorry you had four hits for Atlanta in the NFL the Arizona Cardinals remain the NFL's only unbeaten team and continue their best start since nineteen seventy four Kyler Murray tied a career high with four touchdown passes in the cardinals improved to six now with a thirty seven fourteen dismantling of the Browns also around the NFL on Sunday night football TJ white forced a strip sack of Seattle Seahawks starter Geno Smith in overtime as the Steelers moved to three and three on the year with a twenty three twenty when dak Prescott three thirty five yard touchdown pass to CeeDee lamb in overtime to give the cowboys a thirty five twenty nine victory over the patriots Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Packers fifth straight win twenty four fourteen at Chicago the March Jackson threw for one hundred sixty seven yards and a touchdown while the ravens frustrated Justin Herbert in a thirty four six stifling of the Chargers I'm Josh Rowntree AP sports

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Chicago fan uses prosthetic leg to catch baseball tossed into stands at Sox game

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last month

Chicago fan uses prosthetic leg to catch baseball tossed into stands at Sox game

"Game for the AL division series between the white Sox and visiting Astros was pushed back to Tuesday Carlos for Donna still scheduled to start for Chicago on Tuesday with game one starter lance Lynn available out of the bullpen Astros manager dusty Baker will go with lance McCullers instead of Jose or Katie the big topic at the ballpark Monday was accusations from white Sox reliever Ryan Tepera who said the Astros were stealing signs during the first two games of the series in Houston Baker didn't seem bothered by to Paris charge most listened to Eric Clapton this morning and

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The Bidens attend wedding of nephew and "Real Housewives" star

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

The Bidens attend wedding of nephew and "Real Housewives" star

"President Biden has watched his nephew get married before returning to the White House after spending the weekend at their Delaware home the president and First Lady venture to his sister's house about a dozen miles away in Pennsylvania for the wedding of cough in sandy Megan o'toole Kate always uses the son of the president sister Valerie king starred on the real housewives of Orange County and it shared a picture of her and wins last month on Instagram writing meet my man she was previously married to baseball all star Jim Edmonds Sager mag ani

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How Was Suspect in Texas School Shooting That Injured 4 Released on Bail?

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:41 min | Last month

How Was Suspect in Texas School Shooting That Injured 4 Released on Bail?

"I also had a bizarre conversation early this morning with a good friend of mine over the news that the eighteen year old. Who's accused of shooting up. That high school in arlington texas. This week got bonded out. After one night in jail one night and he's out on bond the whole country was on edge. Another school shooting. This was not a random school shooting. This apparently happened as the result of a fight. I'm told that eighteen year old timothy simpkins was the young man getting beaten on the video. It's you know as kids do. They took a video a cell phone video of this fight and it really wasn't a fight. It was one guy beating up another guy. Well the guy that was getting beat beat up evidently went into a backpack. After they were the two combatants were pulled apart. Pulled out a gun. Start shooting people shoot at shot. The guy the beat him up pumped four bullets into him he is. I'm told in a medically induced coma on a ventilator right now A twenty five year old teacher was shot in the back to others were injured including a pregnant girl and timothy simpkins free. As a bird he strolled out of the jail cameras. All in tow people taking shots of him. His baseball cap perched johnny on his head smiling. I'm a little baffled by this

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Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

Arozarena shines, Rays blank Red Sox 5-0 in ALDS opener

"The rays take the opener there A. L. division series with a five nothing shot out of the red Sox wander Franco put Tampa Bay ahead with an RBI double in the first and scored on an RBI single by young D. D. as later in the inning Randi Rhodes arena added a solo Homer and also stole home getting kudos from manager Kevin cash the steal of home but that was you know one of the cool things I've seen on a baseball field he looks Betul player he certainly gets up for the moment he's proven that Nelson Cruz also went deep for the rays Tampa starter and winner Shane McClanahan allowed five hits and no walks over five innings losing pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just one and a third innings allowing two runs two hits and two walks on the ferry

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A capsule look at the Dodgers-Giants playoff series

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

A capsule look at the Dodgers-Giants playoff series

"The giants and Dodgers have won one hundred seven games a piece since opening day by far the most in the majors unfortunately for baseball fans the two clubs have to meet in the division series rather than a later round the giants just ended the Dodgers streak of eight consecutive NL west titles winning a team record one hundred seven games under manager Gabe Kapler I think it's going to be very intense a similar to the games that we played during the regular season with the Dodgers similar to the last couple of games of the season when men actually west is on the line the Dodgers regular season record is the best for any defending World Series champ since divisional play began in nineteen sixty nine login web starts game one for the giants on Friday the Dodgers counter with Walker Buehler I'm the ferry

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McCullers shines as Astros beat White Sox 6-1 in Game 1

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | Last month

McCullers shines as Astros beat White Sox 6-1 in Game 1

"Lance McCullers junior tossed six and two thirds innings of shutout baseball as the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox in game one of the American League division series six to one the colors allowed four hits all of them singles without walking a batter to go with four strikeouts guard on Alvarez doubled and homered for the Astros well Michael Brantley Carlos Correa and Jake Myers added two hits weights when was tagged with the loss for the white Sox after allowing five runs on six hits in three two thirds innings Jose Brady finished with two hits and an RBI out of schooling Houston

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Is Government Even a Good Thing at All?

The Dan Bongino Show

01:54 min | 2 months ago

Is Government Even a Good Thing at All?

"You know on this show we cover issues of the day issues that you're sometimes ever green topics But one of the few things that gets left out sometimes is we lose the forest for the trees and we never talk about big bold things And that's a shame We need to do that more It's great to talk about taxes and government the role of taxes and school choice and all that But sometimes what gets left out folks is is government a good thing at all And I mean a net positive is that not a fair question to ask You know I think the reason I ask that or I know the reason I ask that is we're in the process of debating a $3.5 trillion spending bill maybe a 1.5 trillion I mean a trillion here a trillion there What's the difference has been joked about in D.C. often I think it was a billion before now the joke is a trillion Trillion here shall sooner be a quadrillion but think about it right If we were going to pay $3.5 trillion for anything in our lives any service government is a service correct It's a public service but it's a service nonetheless If you were going to pay $3.5 trillion for say management consulting services and these management consultants came in and your company's stock price continued to go down and your profits continue to go down over a hundred years Wouldn't any reasonable person say to themselves well my gosh I'm paying for this management consultant to better my business the stock price is down Profits are down and we're about to fold Wouldn't you stop paying the management consultant I'm not being silly folks We talk about a lot of facts and data and inside baseball stuff in the show and I love that stuff and I love the issues But those issues are all lost if they all are subsumed by the bigger question is taxes school choice all of that is government necessarily a good thing at all Or if governments not a good thing is in a bad thing and how bad exactly is government

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Rep. Greg Steube Blasts Moonshot Home Run In Congressional Baseball Game

The Dan Bongino Show

02:15 min | 2 months ago

Rep. Greg Steube Blasts Moonshot Home Run In Congressional Baseball Game

"Without going to congressman Greg Steve from Florida Republican congressman hit a monster home run last night the congressional baseball game Congressman you miss Ron DeSantis at all He was a great baseball player Now governor he was I think he was a House district 6 or something in Congress He was a great baseball player too though wasn't he before he became the governor of Florida Yeah and we didn't So he was running for governor when I was running for Congress So we didn't overlap I didn't have the opportunity to either work with him here in Congress or into you were in the Senate right If you were in the Florida Senate at the time is that right I was in the state Senate Yeah yeah he's a big miss So let me ask you this I was a baseball player Myself and I love baseball I grew up around baseball my thing So I do want to ask you a couple of political questions Obviously I don't want to waste your time but seriously will you look in fastball Did you know that there was no hook coming Did you know this was fastball and you're like I'm zoned in right here and I'm just crushing this thing as it comes down to 5 Well what's interesting and a lot of people didn't realize this because so Biden had just gone into the Republican Douglas And I was next up starting the inning off and I was also pitching So I came up came around the plate and the umpire kind of motion for me to go into the box And I asked him I said there is a ton of press and all these people on the field and I literally said to him I said if I had a foul ball and it hits the president in the face it's going to be your fault And the catcher who's a Democrat was like hey sovereign immunity And then I looked at the picture and I said are you ready to go And the picture Aguilar is like yeah go ahead I'm like all right so if you watch the video feed they were actually having the video on the president and the Republican dugout and then it quickly turns as I get up to play to the plate and the pitcher starts to throw It quickly clips to that So I'm just happy that I completely distracted the entire stadium because everybody was focused on Biden in the Republican dugout because the Democrats wanted to see what the Republicans were going to do And the Republicans were just watching him down there And you hear this you hear me hit the shot And everybody's attention turned from Biden to the field and it was just kind of funny that I was able to completely distract the entire stadium for what was happening on

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"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

05:28 min | 2 months ago

"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

"But that's just amazing because none of the teams are technically all that good. It's just crazy thing that we're watching in baseball right now and on paper each team is great but they've just underperformed all season and you know it's like parody in the worst way like who wants it. The least in the east is like the question. I'm basically asking myself every day but you know looking at the same but looking at who's at the top of that wildcard spot is the san diego padres a team. That means a lot to both you. And i the question is you mentioned earlier. Record upcoming schedules. The red scott a pretty easy schedule going forward where the padres have one of the hardest. They got another series against the dodgers. Coming up here. They got another series against the giants. Coming up here this is. This is the teams got a hell of a road to make this playoff and they have to beat these teams to get in. The question is what can this team due to not lose any more ground. They've had so many injuries on the mound both on the bullpen side and the starting staff side. They've haven't really hit well as of late It seems like the entire city of san diego's completely turned on eric hosmer. It's just it. It seems like a really interesting time for the padres right now. All of that is true. At although i think lately starting pitching starting to come around the health has has returned. You've seen quality starts. I think in Four out of the last by may in five of the last five were guys have given innings. They have necessarily won. I mean blake. Snell had a perfect game through seven. Padres ended up losing that game four So Offense has been inconsistent But they do seem to be at least in my for my viewpoint playing a better brand of baseball. Here's what we've learned about this. 'cause we've been schedule started like this at the beginning of this month and we'll learn here early is that you still got a platies. Games has the the reds. Have an easy schedule. They lost two three to the marlins they lost two or three to detroit Who by the way is is not having a portable. You're like everybody thought. But there's certainly a team to read should be beating There are three and seven in last ten. And so the pie. They've had a chance to kinda put some separation between them in the padres. They weren't able to do so. Padres ended up getting a victory last night. They lose on the walk off so the padres are are one game up but they are going into the no. They don't play a team from this point on net isn't above. Five hundred isn't in playoff contention. They have the the giants are excuse. Me got the dodgers in this order. Dodgers giants Cardinals braves dodgers giants. That's how they ended the season right there so They've they've now. They've shown play their best baseball against those types of teams. They're going to have to do it in order to win this second wildcard spot and i'm excited for it. I think the city of san diego deserves it. And i man you just got understand fans out there. Petco park when that place is packed and the padres are good. That is the most electric place on planet earth. It is just so loud so loud and so much fun. I'm really really hoping the padres can hold onto this going to be staying. Well informed about the wildcard probably all the way to the final game of the season can't wait to see where this baseball season's gonna take us but one more we gotta talk about where we wrap it up. Let's talk a little bit about player spotlights because we've always talked about for years and i think about the ninety s growing up the first player. That immediately comes to mind for me without question. Not even a second place. Is ken griffey junior. I just think of baseball as a kid. I think about backwards hat with a bill. Hitting home runs off of off of the warehouse in baltimore. I just think of that first. Kim was the qin was the let the kids play version in the nineties and it was cool. Like yet is on video games at his own shoes. It was like he was a real star in major league baseball. And i feel like we haven't had that really since him and you know there's been a lot of finger pointing at major league baseball organizations the players themselves. I think there's a fair amount of blame kind of be spread a decent amount all over the place but looking at what major league baseball the players that are in the game right now not to mention the young stars that are playing right now pita lonzo a guy you know. He hit his first. His has hundred home. Run the other day and it took kim the second fewest amount of games major league baseball history to do that like fernando tat junior twenty two years old having a monster. Your piece playing out of position in the outfield. He threw ninety seven miles per hour and outfield assists yesterday. He's the front runner for the nfl. Mvp wonder franco tied mickey mantle for the longest streak and a l. history. The guy's twenty like is baseball actually finally going to turn turn a corner and create stars because they have them. You're right there. There's a lot of kind of that. Blame to go around i We didn't really have that early. I think griffey was that guy. Griffey maintain that and i think what you have to really.

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"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

GSMC Baseball Podcast

01:47 min | 3 months ago

"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"It's ended up at your midsection. there's a little bit more break from the extra distance so hitters are going to have to adjust to this as well. It's kind of going back to the basics with hitting as well. Oh this pitch looks inside well with an extra foot. It's going to have a little bit more run and it's going to be that front door to seamer and it's going to catch the plate. You have to stay on your toes. You have to continue to evolve with it. But i think early on. This isn't anywhere close to getting into major league baseball. There's a lot issues that need to be worked out. I don't think it's going to have the desired impact of leading to more balls in play and less strikeouts more contact. Which is what major league. Baseball is trying to enact so. I don't think we're getting to that particular style that ultimately it's going to have more offense point zero four runs. Is that really worth moving. The the back a foot and having all these potential injuries in changes certainly. Not after the i seventy games but maybe leave it there next year. Maybe try it for a full season. See what happens when the weather's cold when it's hot ultimately will there be some adjustments. I think so but out of all the potential changes moving forward robotic empire's is certainly a heck of a lot closer to being on your tv at the major league baseball level than it is moving this mound back afoot here but it will be fascinating to see at the end of the year ultimately what the takeaways were and how major league baseball felt about it. So i'll keep you guys posted if anything crazy happens but we finally saw it move and i just wanted to give you guys update on ultimately what the initial reactions have been thus far but that does it for segment number two here of the mcc baseball podcast brought to you by gsm..

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"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

GSMC Baseball Podcast

03:46 min | 4 months ago

"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"It is thursday. June twenty second and this is the fourth and final segment of today's episode. Where we're going to get you guys up to date on some injuries. It's been a couple of weeks since we went around. The horn. updated you guys on all the latest on. What's going on when our guys returning. Who the recent guys who have gone down with an injury and then we'll wrap things up with the latest rumors across major league baseball out there we talked buyers and sellers. But now we'll get you guys to actual rumors across major league. Baseball starting out with injuries and mike trout of the angels. He made further progress in recovering from his right calf strain. When he ran the bases in oakland prior to a game earlier this week he is still on pace to return here in the month of august. Which would obviously be a huge boost to the angels down the stretch. You also had justin upton who played in his first game of his rehab assignment. He went one for three with a solo home. Run earlier this week for triple a salt lake. He's missed about a month due to lower back tightness but looks to be back here. Within the coming weeks for the l. a. dodgers. They're dealing with a ton of injuries. Mookie betts. He's had multiple nagging injuries. But none of these have lingered as long as the right hip injury that forced him out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive day this week. The dodgers and bet still believe. It's something that he can manage over. The course of the season but manager dave roberts said this is the worst. He's felt when dealing with an injury all year. Justin turner also exited game earlier this week. On tuesday with the left knee contusion. He was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning remained in the game for a little bit but was ultimately replaced later on in the action and they're hoping to have turner. Avoid the injured list with this particular injury. Max muncie also. Left tuesday's game with the right shoulder contusion. After he was hit by a pitch. So muncie and turner both hit by pitch. And they'll be day to day here moving forward but on a positive note seger cory seager could return to the lineup as early as this week. He took live batting practice on monday. And it looks like he will be back very shortly. For the dodgers chris sale we mentioned for the red sox he continues towards his returned three and two third no hit innings and aa like. I mentioned previously in the episode. So he's got a few more starts coming on his rehab assignment before he ultimately rejoins the red sox. You also have chris bryant of the cups. He exited tuesday's game because of right hamstring fatigue. So obviously the cubs. Being very precautious with chris bryan looking to deal him here in the next couple of days or week or so before the deadline for the astros alex bregman. He's been on the injured list. Since straining his left quadricep in the middle of june he could be sent out down a minor league rehab assignment here in the next couple of days which means he's about a weaker to still away from returning to that lineup and a dumbest ds reported for his own rehab assignment in double a corpus christi on tuesday of this week so he could return for the astros zach. F lena the phillys was placed on the injured list on tuesday with patellar tendinitis in his right knee f. Lynn had injuries similar to this back in twenty six teen when required surgery this time. The phillies hopeful. Just a few minutes starts will be able to allow him to return. Sooner than later jack flaherty of the cardinals through a second bullpen session. Earlier this week. He slated for one more side session before facing live hitters for the first time in a long time for flare at. He's working towards a return. And then you have miles mykola us. He's scheduled to begin a rehab assignment for aaa memphis. This weekend..

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

05:21 min | 1 year ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"I understood your question to be starters I'd you know? Anyway no no no because I qualified it to encompass those other positions but. So. You didn't his nobody's fault here but But. That's what I'm saying like it would take more for a starting pitcher to earn MVP we agree on that. Yeah, for sure. But I, think that if you can do it in something similar to the way, I've outlined then you cannot argue with that person being the most valuable player. You can't. Yeah but I think it's I think it's so hard though because you've got Jacob degrom who was obviously the Mo the most valuable player on that team I just three years at least three. Yeah. Yeah, and The fact that are not winning games, that's what he's not coming close in MVP. That's right. That's exactly right. Not Translating into wins the well in. Races Arts because there's nothing to do about it. Right and we need to separate this. When we're talking about winds, we're talking about two different things here. And, and probably both at the same time in at different times. That's the problem is we're talking about games one. Collectively. The team won the game versus the Pitcher One and earned that statistic I view them separately you have to. You have. One hundred percent yeah. So so if we're talking did the pitcher earn a win all LA. Garrett. Cole. And and come out on top of that decision or did the team win see? This is the problem I have with with the pitchers winning or losing games I. THINK IT'S It's become a real bad. It's so flawed and yeah. Gert Cool hasn't lost a decision mean he meet doesn't mean he's undefeated in that time. He came out of the game either with a lead or tied. That's right. That's that's right and it's a flaw in the system. It just is it's been around way way too long we gotta get over it, but baseball again is obsessed with this past. So how do we qualify the future if we change that and compare it to the past? So what they're what they've done, they whomever they've just decided to. To keep it the same and it's terrible. But you know I don't know the the point is do I agree with you does the closer have the opportunities? Mariana. Rivera's probably the greatest example ever does he have the ability to impact the game greater than the starting pitcher? Yes. Yes. Absolutely. But The same goes the other way. It's just more difficult and it depends on the offense and it depends on. The defense and it depends you know it so. That's the problem with giving the pitcher. The MVP is it's there's so many other things that is out of their control, which is the same problem that you have with the wind law statistic. There's so many factors that are out of their control. That you can't. It's it's a flawed statistics. So which which I understand makes this discussion a little bit rhetorical. The point is. Like It's purely academic at this point. But what I'm saying is I I agree with you I think we're probably saying the very same thing we just. Can you give look your question was? Is it okay to give? A pitcher any pitcher at all the MVP award and I say, yes. Yes, it is even with the CY young I would be okay with I would be okay with a pitcher winning both that'd be okay it'll never happen. People are too interested in spreading trophies around and you know make sure everyone's happy but the point is i. i. can if both were justifiable than, yes, both are acceptable in my mind. Yeah I totally agree with you and like I said like it's more the closer than the starter. That's Because, of impact in the game but yeah. Was An. Interesting question I came across. Man I had never thought of that before. No, it's not. It's a great question. It's and and the only reason the closer. Over the starting pitcher is because it would take so much more for the starting pitcher to accomplish the same you know what I mean. Anyway Yeah. Because of appearances and there's a long way works out. Yes. A lot too. But and the game is changing the game is changing guys can't go complete games every night like these. And that. I think it's terrible shame I understand that that we WANNA. Save arms in the word about injury prevention and all that I'm on board with that. I just wish there was a better way to find a middle ground And keep it the way it's been for. Yeah forever it'd be is. No Baseball family let us know what you think. Comment on the facebook group nine plus AP's if you're not a member, go satish requests will add you you. We can have tons of conversation there. You can send us your thoughts at our mailbag. There's a link to the mailbag the do believe of every episode on. wherever you get your podcast and also on Youtube sentenced messed on instagram twitter whatever at baseball together on his serum baseball, the number two gether.

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"baseball" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,

Dear Baseball Gods,

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"baseball" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,

"You still are then maybe save it until the the the fall and winter before your senior year. That's okay, too. Again if you're just really not built like a d one ballplayer yet, there's not a good reason to go spend money on. Trying to say that Hey I'm a college baseball player. I mean really just. Do you want College Byron General so if you're still a hundred forty five pound, college, junior or high school junior, save your money until your one hundred sixty five pound senior and go beat the pavement in the in the fall and winter of your senior year. Because now you're fully baked again. You need to be a fish. Fish worth catching or a fully baked cake for the recruiting process to really even matter because again. If you're not there yet physically, they're just gonNA. Wait till next time and so We'll just some last thirty seconds. Here is just quick parameters. If you're not above eighty miles per hour as a pitcher, I'd say, don't bother I'd say wait until you're at around the eighty mph marked start going to camps. If you're a hitter and you can't run a seven three sixty and you're not at least one hundred sixty five pounds. Don't bother because you're not gonNA, look anywhere near physical physical enough to do the job and chances are if you can run a seven three or better than you also got some strengthened. Some bat speed is a pretty good over off lettuces a measure by by no means the only standard, but. I like using objective measurements less for position players. Because how fast you can swing the bat exit speed is fine. But, it's not to say that you can actually hit. Because the other day, these schools will have to come back and see you play baseball. So that's why you need to say. Am I one of the best players on my team and in my area? If the answer is yes, that means you're hitting the ball you're getting singles doubles triples, home runs. You're hitting. You're hitting your face off, and you're a dominant pitcher. The Nova chance otherwise you need to keep working. Put more of your money into training and wait and wait and wait on the recruiting process until your.

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"baseball" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,

Dear Baseball Gods,

08:29 min | 1 year ago

"baseball" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,

"Through. What's now and Oceana Misinformation Guru Ism, an overly technical diamond babble. In today's episode of Deere Baseball Gods the first episode back as I revive this podcast. We're GONNA talk about why we need baseball, and specifically why athletes need it and how they might be feeling because I know a lot of parents. THAN ATHLETES ARE GONNA be listening to this. And, especially if you haven't played and especially, if you haven't been injured and especially if you haven't retired. then. You probably don't have quite the perspective for the the obvious fact that your son is. Maybe a little, sad and a little disappointed in a little, not sure. What He. Is doing with his time right now. So I still remember the day when I woke up. And I think my first thought was well. My teammates were doing. And then I put my feet on the ground and I stopped. And then I walked into my kitchen and I respect for my big jug protein and Was Gonna make a protein shake and then I stopped. And then a few minutes later as I got dressed, I kinda rude around in my. Underwear drawer for my shorts and then I stopped. And that was the first day. Of the rest of my life that was the day. After I uttered the words that I was retiring. And It was the first day that I didn't know what I was doing. I woke up in. My routines didn't make sense. My rituals didn't make sense. What would make a protein shake? I'm not going to go work out. Why would I get my compression shorts out I'm not going to go work out What are my teammates doing? I'm not allowed to go be with them. It's a really confusing time and it comes for every athlete and. It's something that your kids right now and for those of you. Who are kids listening to this? Who are still playing the game? You're experiencing this and you don't know what to do and why you get out of bed. And the routine that we all have in our lives and everyone has a routine. Everyone wakes up and they brush their teeth hopefully and they they make their breakfast or don't I don't really eat breakfast myself, but we all have these routines, but his athletes especially their. They're rooted in who we are. They're a big part of our identity. And when that's not there whether it's the off season, or whether it's this unplanned off season. It's really confusing. It's really hard to get back on track. It's hard to know why you're doing. The things that you're doing with your day. And It's weird because the perspective. Sometimes you get lost because one else. Who was never an athlete? They don't feel this. They've always just gone about. Their business and life doesn't seem that hard. Obviously, life is hard for everyone. Even when it's not, this is probably the easiest period in time to have ever been alive as a human being but. We all have these routines, and it seems so easy to be a normal person, and it seems also on the other hand to be so easy to be this cherished athlete. Getting to go gracefully, do athletic things on the field and. You know have onlookers fallen after you and be revered for your your ability in your athletic prowess and. It's it's weird. How complicated life can be when that's no longer there and so for a lot of young athletes. Especially, this is the first time if they've never been injured that they're sitting out and their routines. Don't make sense to them. And a large way a large portion of their identity the way they see themselves, and they all see themselves as baseball players. They all see themselves as future college, baseball players and future major leaguers. They all don't know what they're doing. They don't know who they are at this moment and they know baseball is gonNA. Come back, but they also they also don't. They don't know when. And there's no easy solution to. How they continue to feel normal. And Act normal when this major hole in who they are. Is Present, it's like walking around without a limb, and there's a genuine state of grief that all of his athletes go through when we specially hang up our cleats for good. And it's tough to make sense of and everyone right now is getting a little early dose of that and. It's hard. I think as parents. If you've never played the sport before to really have a firm perspective now everyone goes through life transitions everyone. You know was a husband or wife, and then a divorce comes along, and you're no longer that or your son, and then your parents pass away and you're no longer. The Sun to your mother or your father in the same way that you were. You were an executive, and then you got laid off. You were a lawyer, and now you're not. You were a mother. And now your kids are have left the nest. All these everyone goes through their own transitions, and so everyone has some way to empathize and understand what's going on, but. A lot of US Miss Baseball because they want. We want to be entertained, right? We want to watch on TV when we're. GonNa talk about want to tweet about it. We WanNA drink a beer while watching it. We want to go out to the ballpark and watch our kids play it. But. That's the much lesser portion as far as. What's going to happen going forward I. Mean a lot of these kids right now. They just don't understand why they feel the way they feel and why they miss baseball so much, and it's there again. It's their first time realizing. How tied into their identity that it is. And there's no good way to ever really take that litmus test and say how important to my character in my in my self worth and my identity as a whole. Is this sport that I play? There's no way to really dive into that until it's taken away and for me. The first time was when I was injured. You know the first time I sat out with an elbow injury, and then the second time out after after elbow surgery, and then my other elbow surgery I had major periods of time where I was away from the game, and it was very very strange, very unsettling, a just a blue state of being. And then when you hang up your cleats for real for me after two plus decades. There's just a long period of grief that you go through. Every one right now is going through that in some little dose again many for the first time. And so. There's nothing to do about it except I think empathize and I'm sure most of you have already been doing plenty of that and trying to keep your kids busy kids trying to find something to be busy playing video games, and just waiting for the time that it that it comes in a baseball will be back. We don't know in what capacity this summer, but it will be back. And so. I've gotten a lot of questions from parents. And when I say a lot of questions, I mean a handful of questions. This is one of those. Sort of Dushi things online instructors they. I get a lot of questions about this I. Get asked this all the time. I've gotten a handful of questions. About, what should I be doing? What should we be doing to keep him on track and I had a I wouldn't say was a critical comment towards one of them recently, but it was a very frank discussion because of apparent. Messaged me, and they said you know my son. He's a sophomore in high school. He's a pitcher and an outfielder and. he hasn't really done much since the coronavirus hit and we're just trying to figure out you know. He's throwing a little bit, but like what should we be doing? Am I answer was pretty I. Guess You'd say Classic Classic me if you know me, but it was to the point, it wasn't high wasn't low. It wasn't it wasn't a mean it wasn't soft. It was your kids should have been doing baseball stuff this whole time this entire time. He should have been doing baseball stuff. What were you waiting for? And what were you doing? What was he thinking does even really..

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

14:05 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"Astore mine's Thornton. What's your favorite baseball team. I love the cubbies. What's one condiment that you hate catch up. What's one unpopular opinion. They have the the pride and prejudice movie with Cure. Nightly is better than the book. Oh Man on man. It's one thing you would change about baseball. Oh that's.

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

11:45 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"Back baseball family. This is his brig and I'm always joined by Brad always and we're here. We're bringing you. The baseball together podcast or super excited to be here this week. Our energy goes up. We have no idea why let's get into current events. I couldn't tell you why this week all right so the first thing I Lis- get this out of the way. Brian CASHMAN's car was stolen. He's the general manager of the New York Yankees. His he has a big jeep rubicon it was stolen Poland and they found it and they returned to him and then he gets pulled over and at gun point is he is I well gun points probably a little too strong but the officer viewed by his body Cam footage which has now been released to the public. You see him with his side right arm out on holstered. He's barking at Brian Cashman to get out of the stolen big presumably stolen vehicle and It's hilarious so cashman cool as a cucumber gets out says yeah whatever you need to do they order him around he turns around put stands up and walks backward etc and then he sits on the side of the sits on the hood of the police vehicle has got his hands on his head and the guys like officer says hey man and get get up in. Where's your your insurance in your identification. He's like it's in the car so we get seventy once sort of the car and they pick it up and as they're walking over the officer says hey you kind of familiar. Ah Cashman says Yeah Brian CASHMAN general manager of the New York Yankees heard of the guy. The Guy Goes House. Oh yeah that is how I know you. I used I remember we used to get bagels at the same Bagel shop when I was working east side or whatever her whatever wherever he was anyway and he's clearly embarrassed and he's like no no no. It's not nothing to see here stopped. He's trying to shoot people. Away is nothing to see here. It's fine. It was hilarious. Clearly just like open mouth. Insert foot is funny so so let me ask Brad does this. Does this footage belong in the public domain a body CAM footage. Yeah I think it does I mean it. Holds Police officers officers accountable just with everything we've had come to light the last few years and I don't WanNa say these are new things that are happening because it's obviously not new do but I do feel like public servants or anyone who I guess has the job. The police officers do it a hold them accountable. It also protects them yeah right because if there is a if there is an incident they have that footage right there right so now they can make famous yeah exactly yeah pointing a gun at Brian Cashman. That's super cool. The cashman got got got pulled over and everything for being mistaken for a car thief. He doesn't look like a car thief to me. He looks like like some insider. Trading is unless is wearing shorts and a teacher. Some black hat hacker got you back into the Pentagon again. Cashman Yeah Jeeze Cashman you and your team of sleuths cyber sleuths yeah yes. He doesn't strike me as the car thief Kinda Guy Tom. Whatever I guess that's not why I guess that's why I'm not a cop now. He doesn't fit the profile. Oh my gosh doesn't look like Nicholas Cage on gone in sixty seconds. Were all right. Another thing we wanted to talk. Talk about. Real fast is has to sign stealing actually so the Rhode Island Little League World Series team. It has been accused of stealing signs speaking things dust Jeez kids from Rhode Island these days. Ah Let me just go. I am sick of these entitled. Wouldn't I'm just kidding. I don't think it's awesome like they can still sign stealing. They get any kind of advantage by all means. That's part of the risks that you take by sending signals out to the field anyway because they're out author for everyone to see. It's not like you've it's not like there's any rule anything that says okay this secret. You know your signs. You gotta mix them up. There is a game. We played in high school where the coach was doing the on his face. His forehead is knows Chen Chica whatever you now the catcher for pitches and we were still in them all game long. I knew off speed pitch was coming but I still didn't hit it so it's it doesn't matter if you can feel the sign what matters if you can hit the ball or not and we actually had a system within our like school program mm-hmm. Varsity down to freshmen. Hey if you're picking up signs and you're on second base. This is what you do for Nasi Pitch. This is what you do for fastball. This is where you put your hands on your hips for a ball. If the catcher setting up in the middle put put this on your side but this end on your side. We had a complex system so if we were doing signs. Everybody knew how it worked. Yeah that was that was granted in high school but that was like first week of practice. Let's do science from the third base coach lusty science from the second home for stealing signs because that was how we roll and are signs from the third base coach were so complex sometimes the batter missed him because involved all like this really complex math system and so they're wiping and stuff behalf well it was it was like right hand on the chest is plus. One left hand in the chest is blessed to right hand on the leg is minus. One left hand and leg is minus two off the coach. If the coach touched his hands together then it would close it right off if if if he went through and did everything but he didn't close his hands. It was nothing so it's like. He's always joking about his pull. Your calculate out of your pocket or get down in the dirt and Osama. Maybe cleats off. Do some math on your toes. If you need to quit adding up on their fingers they're trying to figure out so what the coaches saying like coaches so complex a lot of times we just get right hand left hand of the chest right handed leg left-handed leg close like oh that's okay. I'm good just plays close at sea. That would have ruined me. That would ruin baseball for me. I'd have been like you know what screw you I. I don't care not doing this. Not GonNa play your stupid game. It was so funny though watching some of the guys just like a two three the two zero okay all right back on the box so these little leaguers these as little leaguers the coach his name is Pat Dutton. He's from it is spelled Goff's town New Hampshire but because it's New Hampshire it's probably Guston or something Ms Ghost Gunston. I don't that's just how they pronounce things but so he's accusing these other team this other team love of science dealing. Here's what he says. He says you can do that in big league baseball but in Little League it's unsportsmanlike. It's dishonorable. It's disgusting and he is so past about this Brad. I gotta ask. Is it disgusting Brad. No it's not disgusting but you know I will say this. If it's the coach stealing the signs that is a little bit you know. The signs aren't going to be super complex but if it's the kids figuring out come on you gotta hand it to those guys because that's awesome. It's awesome to kids sit on the bench and they're dedicated enough to figure out those signs. I mean by all means. Yes that's fantastic but yeah if the coaches stealing the science than yeah that's disgusting because because you can't have the adults have that much of a role in the game but no like let the kids steal the science by all means okay so what if what if the coaches saying hey guys pay attention you might be able to steal assign these are some things you might look for and they've been doing it all season and it came up in practice and things like that but he's not involved in the state science stealing during the game breath but he's trained his players on what to look for and how to assess those kind of signs. What do you think of that. That's fine. That's just teaching the game. That's I feel like like because I feel like if the kids don't WanNA learn how still signs they don't have to like. I said there's two or three kids on the bench who are like. I don't want to steal signs and I'm figure it out and I'm GonNa do it then yeah. Whatever let them do it if they're smart enough to do at that age I love it. I I don't have a problem problem with that like if if the coach is teaching them things to watch for how to do it that's just fine but if the coach is standing there at the at the fence watching the other coach and he turns around says hey hey guys listen up. This is what's happening yeah. I think that would be pretty messed up. Okay okay so cool because it is little league. It is about the kids it is not about the adults or the coaches yes. That's the line right. There right. Yup agreed lead so we have quite the home run race going in major league baseball right now. guys are hitting. A lot of home runs a season. That's that's that's no mystery. I mean that's no secret home. Runs are getting hit at a record pace the season whether you think it's juiced balls or just I honestly think that most of has to do with better hitters because not everybody well most. Everybody's in twenty minutes but which is bonkers. We've been headed there that we've been headed this way for a long time. Yeah that's true so right now as of today this Friday afternoon eight thirty. PM Eastern time I say that because somebody probably just hit another home run uh-huh or four runs it just as I said just as you said that four more home runs in and four angels has got their wings we had cody bellinger in and Mike Trout right now are forty home runs a piece. balls are flying out in. La It looks like in Anaheim Elliott Anaheim cheese man. It's the same thing these days what you get with the program to I've been to Anaheim. It's nowhere near. La Now nope not that we have Pete Alonzo and Christian Yelich at thirty nine piece now. I'M GONNA say this for one. I don't think it's a coincidence that trout is the only guy those four in the American league because I felt for a long time the pitching the American league is far superior and that's why we had more American league world series winners in recent history and also more American League all star game winners in recent history..

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"There is a very clear cut line in the sand as to where the value starts and stops man the number one most coveted card in all of baseball all carte history is a nineteen o nine to nineteen eleven t 206 honus Wagner Card with a white.

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

12:34 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"We're going to talk about one of the oldest perhaps traditions in the baseball fandom world and that is baseball cards words yeah as as you know some of you know I was a notorious baseball card trader hustler in my youth hustler if you will yes when the poke him on craze was big everybody was into it and I didn't get it. I still don't get it. That's fine but I'd never even played pokemon. Go F- for your information pay quick move your recommendation see detective. Could you wash hilarious super funny. Okay any all right. Well okay. I love Wade Wilson so whatever you want whatever his Israel names. I don't know we'll anyway yeah. Thanks Ryan Reynolds says his name anyway. Here's the point here is the point the I was hustling poke among cards for baseball cards when I was a kid so I have a ton of baseball cards. I grew up looking through my dad's baseball cards. there's a really terrible story about my dad's baseball cards. We will get into but it's it's one of the things that he brings up every chance he gets right. Whenever Baseball Card Conversation comes up my dad says and you know what happened to mind and then he ranson raised because that is how and he's right you know he was treated poorly but I mean that's the that's how near and dear baseball cards have been in the hearts of baseball fans for social so so the point I'm trying to make is you know? Baseball cards are fun. They're supposed to be fun. I think they're dying though which is terribly sad they are in get them. Though which is which I see him all the time yeah you go to target or Walmart whatever and they're they're anything oh wow I want a pack of cards so bad twenty five pack mystery card back yeah the problem with him though is there. They're just not worth anything anymore. which is a renewal bummer because I mean they used to be like it's insane what they thought they were worth back in the day like I remember specifically in this is actually it's kind of a touchy subject for me for a get to why so I had to baseball cards that were worth considerable money at one was Tangere FY junior card from nineteen ninety six? It was I'll talk more about this on a little bit but it was a triple play bomb squad addition edition Ken Griffey Junior Carb ten bucks ten bucks this card well and then I had a same edition same same like brand it was triple play was like a black signature edition Frank Thomas Card yeah. We're thirty five bucks dude. I was ten years old said eleven years old sitting on these cards worth a total of forty five dollars out of a big big deal back then oh big time to the plastic cases had them displayed of my room and frank. Thomas was was my best friend's favorite player at the time he was like I want that card so bad UN he knew how much it was worth because I had a by Beckett every couple of months to like checkout how much my car is worth and everything everybody did yeah man and then we moved moved a year. We moved two years later got lost in the move o- to this day like every once in a while I go through a baseball cards are they pop the pop up Yeah Oh card since nineteen ninety eight brutal dude yeah and I'm sure now now baby a couple cents if even that but at the time that was a big deal was especially the ten year old a exactly in well. Well and I don't get why baseball cards were such a big deal to us like it's it's fit in your pocket. Maybe that was why maybe because they were accessible with visual. You know image being so visual. I don't know maybe it was. The players stats on the back back. I still don't understand why we loved him so much but we loved them so for me and all my Gosh. I can't tell you how much I loved them. Because that summer that I got those two cards My mom would give Chore Lists and every day he knows as a ten year old. I do my chores than I would get fifty cents each day for our chores because it was just like two or three different things you know just to just for the summer but those those triple play packs were were ninety six cents bright for like ten fifteen cards Brig. I cannot tell you how many baseball cards I bought that summer. I am not kidding you. I bought so many and and I'm not surprised that ended up with those two cards because I probably ended up with just about the whole set yeah and and I loved it loved every single I love the design of the card I had like this whole big thing with like these glossy cards and I would sit while his watching games James I sit with my with my cards and look for the guys that the issue for that day like Oh. I got that guy today. That's awesome. I'd look at his stats alern more about and that set this is. Are you ready for this. This is so awesome I still think so rad and you know now they think about it. I think it was nineteen ninety four because I had these rookies you're ready Yeah Manny Ramirez Chipper Jones Javier Lopez and I think there's a derrick jeeter Alex Rodriguez and there's one more that I can't think of but the had all these rookie cards in there for these guys and I just like this is super cool. That's cool looking back on it years later. It was like that was an amazing seizing said that I couldn't believe that I got these sets for a buck apiece. I know all summer long but angle was like gambling ten year olds uh-huh along. Here's a twenty five pack. It's misery. You never know what you're going to get from tops. You know it's just in that clear plastic or that you know tin foil Color Cellophane Yeah and I I would get in the car is on the card ripped mope. Who'd I get today? Oh you got that when yeah I got that one yesterday the disappointment so when I was sorting my cards and I go through I had the I had the big three ring binder her with all the little clear plastic pages with all the you know with nine slots in it for the baseball cards in if I ever got a straight duplicate it went right behind the first one and see mine. I use duplicates to trade yeah. I did too when I never told trading with a never I never told who is has trading with that. I had a duplicate yeah like here's this Carlos by Arca. He made an appearance and little big league here. You go thank you for the Mark Maguire car. Thank you mark armagard and like that was that's actually a true story. I had a friend down the street who nothing about baseball nothing about about baseball Kurds and he found a Mark Maguire rookie card his room. He's like hey you want this. They're like yeah. Would you like this Pokemon card for exchange and I took it home. I throw it right in front of my of my binder is like that goes there. Oh that's the most valuable car in the book due for sure I Prize possessed everyone mind I- addicts audits. I had a sorting system for all of it and I would go through. It's maddening now how much time I spent on this when I think about it but I would go through in rearrange arrange them by team and then a couple of weeks later. I get all antsy about it for whatever reason I just have to touch them apparently and pull him out rearranging by position -sition player for all my first Baseman cohere and all of the second base mobile in these whatever and then I pull them all out again later nights. I say okay now we're going to do by. I don't know batting average or by whether they're wearing home. Jerseys are wagers Ezer I did. I just was this neurotic. roenick little boy apparently clean with this stupid baseball cards all time so funny looking back Oh and I was I was the exact same way I would go through and have him at have organized by brant Kay taps those first triple play next you know and then sky box or whatever and then it was like you know what I think it'd be really cool if I did and by Team K here all my mariners here all my oriels here all my yankees put them in and then like a week later. It'd be really cool for them all in alphabetical order so I take them all out but it is a the team and I think one time I made fantasy owned since since it's nine okay here's my leadoff hitter. Here's is my two hitter. Here's my three here's like oh my gosh that was like the most intense I ever go and it probably took me four or five days to do it. I don't Miss Because I wanted to organize my car. I don't know what man and we have nothing in our lives like that right. Now like there is it has not been replaced. There's avoid it has created a vacuum that must be where like addiction and crime and stuff like that comes from or something like this loss. You know we haven't put anything in that spot. You know exactly I you imagine how we would have been with all the energy in the hall the brain power out stuff we put into that out and looking looking back growing up my mom was a piano teacher and I tried to learn play yeah so many times and if I had put the amount of effort into learning the piano as I did my I baseball cards. I I guarantee you Yano. I go read music play. We can speak three languages which is by now each in the real and the money we spent. I know it was the ninety s or whatever and that money's different different now but hey it was an investment it was we were in that yes and here's this too so when I was born Orne. My Dad bought me two complete sets of tops and growing up I thought they were. I just saw there his his old baseball cards but he's like no about those for you when you're born because they're the they're the full box I still have him to this day but the full tops box like for the season yeah yeah the whole set and I remember when I got into college I was like Oh my gosh. The Day has come that I'm supposed to sell the I used to pay for my school and so I had and so I I kinda went to test the water had like a powerful cards. Keep in mind eighteen years old gay. I'm not a kid necessarily eighteen. I go down to the card. Shops have like my eight cards that I think are going to be like the worst great the most money I walk into the car shop and I'm looking around Kinda see what he has on a looking glass case I don't I I don't see any baseball art and key and here's a little tidbit about this place. It used to be batting cage and in the front of their batting cage the sole baseball cards and that's that's what jet man that's like the Cowley of baseball that's awesome for real yeah but but so I didn't see any baseball cards has like what is the deal so I walk up to the counter and the guy sitting there and I was like hey do you. Who Do you buy or sell? Baseball cards is now. There's no money in on my stop doing that all heartbreaking what it just like everything being we'll just sunk right out of me like oh you gotta be kidding me Yep and this whole binder full.

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

15:18 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"The Baseball Together podcast. I am Brad and I'm joined as usual by break. What up baseball family we're going to get going real quick because we've got a lot of current events we WANNA go down and and we're going to talk today about baseball cards because we love baseball cards though the nostalgia love so so many things about him with unfortunately they're not worth thing anymore but anyways? Let's get into some current events I this week we had announced the field of dreams game and who couldn't be more excited about this more excited by this. I think is fantastic thing. Being the major league baseball is doing and what they are doing is on August thirteenth of next next year two thousand twenty the yankees and white sox are going to the field of dreams field in Iowa where the movie was filmed in Heaven in heaven and they're gonNA play a game. How awesome is that legit? It's so awesome on if you think about it they really they really thought about this. I mean the white sox plane because the kind of have to write because the movie about the blackhawks brilliant so so they really put a lot of I thought that having the white sox play this game and then the Yankees just because I think it's just because it's the ankle it's dry. It's GonNa draw on those eight. Thousand seats are GonNa get failed yeah and that's that's where I had next like. I think it's so cool what they're doing here. They're keeping it intimate. They're keeping a small. They're going to build an eight thousand seat stadium are they're gonNA have eight thousand surrounded and then this is what this thing I think is super cool. They're going to have an outfield wall with a window so you can see the corner. That's awesome. It's too bad that there's a wall wall. I know they should have just like put a yellow line on the leave it with corn and if and then if if it goes if it goes over the corn on the flight home homerun if it goes into the corner to ground rule go a great idea that that would be an awesome wait. It's like literally supposed to be. That's a coup hall call man I love Mash of cost him on the phone with commanche inch. We need him on our team lob. We need to make a phone. Come on a conference call with Bob by the way if any of you read Bob Costas Phenomenal Book Fair Ball you'll know we talk about but for those of you that have not you're missing out yes. It's a great read. WE'RE GONNA go over at one of these times on the podcast. Eventually we're going to get we're GONNA get you WanNa know about it though yes so good. It's a fantastic book absolutely great okay okay so couple of questions that I have that have been brought up in the group when this got announced.

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

Baseball Things

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

"Still fun. So that's Donald Fergus use. See Santa Barbara gauchos. We're going to move on a little bit in this particular podcast. But just reminder, we're gonna continue to do the college. Baseball thing on this podcast this spring. It's too much fun. These coaches in these players are too willing to to talk about their programs to talk about college baseball to talk about baseball in general, and I'm going to try to take advantage. I try to expose the listener a little bit more to college baseball. And coach Fergus is somebody that I met when he was at the university of Washington, and it was always very helpful always very informational. And I think the maybe the coolest thing about coach Fergus for me when when he was at the university of washed in the last five years. It was I would get an honest answer out of him. But I would also know that while he was being honest that maybe there was more there that he really couldn't go about talking about like, it was pretty obvious. Like, it was it was clear that he was in no way trying to pull the wool over my eyes at any point as. Affirms e possibly could be, but it was fairly obvious. When there might be more there in that. Maybe I should dig a little bit into it. But. Love watching that program over their team -versity Washington coach bergh's is moved onto UC Santa Barbara college baseball well underway. And again, I mentioned this on Twitter over the past couple of weeks. If you're a baseball fan college baseball is for you period end of story, and I know some of you experienced this. But and not only is it for you. But it's a vehicle to you like ESPN, plus five dollars a month. And you get everything that use PIN insider slash ESPN plus offers for five dollars a month. That's those games are on several times a week..

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

Baseball Things

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

"And now coach you get to say, hey, you know, I know what it's like to go to the college World Series. Yeah. You're selling the the experience that you have and what you bring to that to that future relationship. And yeah, the cultural series is incredible. And and anybody that has gotten lucky enough to go and coaching the cultures would tell you. I think it's everything that that people say it's going to be in in more and the city is such an incredible job of of hosting you. And and I can still remember just you get announced that have opening night. And there's no games that day, and and they everybody walks through and they announce your your team, and and you walk from centerfield down to home plate and sit and they're playing your season over the over the, you know, on the big screen in the stadium there and adopt the moment at which you realize we're one of eighteen that's laughed everybody else's offer, pruning, and and wishing they were here. And we're watching ourselves on the big screen in what we did. And it hits you that that how special it? It is and it's incredible incredible experience. And and something that I hope I want all my players to get a chance to do. And not everybody gets do. That's why it's it's so special. But you know, as you talked to recruits, you're bringing that experience and you're bringing that possibility to them as well. And and that's the alternate in you, you mentioned about the purity of college baseball. That's what it is. It's it's we're playing for that we're playing for that opportunity. And and the joy that you see on your players face when they when they realize what they did, man. It's just it doesn't get better than that. It's just it's so much fun to to see help someone reached the pinnacle and Chiba an incredible during that you can't take away now. And so that's we're trying to every day. We're trying to get back all Mahal. We're trying to give our players and our future players that experience as well. And hopefully, we can do it. If you more times major league baseball is running into a little bit of an issue in marketing, and they have for for quite a few years. They're having trouble mar. Marketing the game to younger players. And for me. The answer is college baseball. If major league baseball had a better and more thorough more thorough relationship with college baseball. I think they have a better time and have more success marketing games younger people not just getting them to play it. But they have done research where if the kid played baseball like up into high school, he's more likely to be a lifelong fan. So I think there's some studies that suggest hey, if you're into the game you're into the game. And then again, college baseball is so unique in that way. Because you watch a major league game. You're gonna see one thing you watch minor league game. See another thing you watch a college game, and it's so much more spirited. And and and again, I was a T mobile park all weekend and one of the coolest things I saw a weekend. And I mentioned this on Twitter on on Sunday is some of the rituals that some of these teams have and they're just they're just sitting around and in Oregon state when you're old foes from the pack twelve has this really cool thing. And I don't know if they did this last year, not I don't remember that. But they certainly do this year where it's forty five. For the game starts game supposed to start at three forty five. It's three ten and they're in the Doug on. They're getting ready in their warming up. And they're all yelling at each other. Why haven't we scored yet? Why haven't we scored it's kind of one of their things and you just like you do not get that in minor league ball in major league ball. And I just think and that's what I meant by. It's the purest form of baseball that's on national television as a national little bit of a national landscape is college baseball. And I think we're we're blowing it as a society as a sport society that wants to see baseball to see we're blowing it by not blowing up college baseball even more than it is. It's so unique you will not see anything like it..

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

Baseball Things

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

"Checketts and and and seconds, really good. At at preparing them to understand what we're trying to do with analytics and the data that we we gather on guys both our own pitchers, and the and the oppo the opponents were facing, so they work really closely together to put a game plan together. We we have the ability to call us bitches, and we got the car, you know, everybody, and we can put that in. But we also feel like if those two people can really work together and takes on a different dynamic. The flow is great temple is awesome. Guys, have how some feel and and I think it really gives her often. So we love it when it can happen in. You know, I wish there could be more. But you've got to put in the development piece. I had it to do it. You can't just say well, you need to call it because you need to learn how to do this in pro ball. You know, we got gotta win games. We gotta do those things. So, but again, we can develop you to do that we can train you do that in our job is to develop you, and and get you where where where you can't handle that. And I've been like I said I've been really fortunate work with some great catchers, and and. And this is no different. And they're they're just a joy to work with everyday 'cause they love getting better learning and try and do things a little about recruiting certainly don't wanna get into player specifics because you're kind of constantly on the recruiting trail if not in mind, you're traveling and seeing players talking to players, but I think the average sports fan even those that watch baseball listen to baseball podcast. They know how the football and basketball recruiting because it's publicize it's out there. There's recruiting services. There's rankings. The dead periods of signing day. They kind of get how large recruiting classes is going to end up being typically baseball is a little bit differently partially because it's not as publicized, and it's not ranked. And and there aren't fifty people out there saying, you're terrible recruiting agree recruiting. Also because the roster sizes obviously different in baseball than in basketball and football. But also because baseball's limited to what is at eleven point seven athletic scholarships, which isn't even half the roster size that has to present. That has present some challenges you're out there on the recruiting trail. How'd you kind of massage that together and build a recruiting class knowing that those are your restrictions as you move along. Because it's not like you're sitting at a table with the rest of your staff saying, let's go get these X number of players. And then the next day you go do it. It's a process. Yeah. I think you're right. And you mentioned sort of misunderstood about how how the whole thing work. I think a lot of people in both fans and even administrator sometimes, and then the people that you're recruiting that don't really get the the hoops you've gotta jump through in the permutations that you have to figure out to put a Rosser together on budget because football basketball dominate the recruiting landscape and people's perception so much about. Well, hey, if you want that kid you offer him a scholarship will. Yeah. In football and basketball. It's a full and everybody's not working on the same format..

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

Baseball Things

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

"I will throw you on the bus that comment, by the way, the title of this particular episode baseball things will be coach calls. Tommy, ju the next Ricky Anderson just just to just under the bus there. Because you know, that's how we do things here. I'm curious as a coach if somebody who's out on crew trail. This doesn't need to be a a real defined answer. But do you typically run into kids that don't want to ask for help? Or is it usually the other way around where they're so interested in getting better that if anything they're they're asking too many questions, I think it's the former I think most kids that are really talented are a little bit nervous to how discussion about their for coming their kids days be just because they're so much more than the public eye with social media and recruiting services and scouting services. And and the way we digest high school, and certainly football and basketball and that level, but it's it's pretty similar to in baseball from from an exposure standpoint about kids being seen and the whole concept of exposure. And I'll want everybody to see how good I am. That breed. I think a little bit of of players worry. Being about the tough conversation. So let's talk about the things I'm good at. Let's talk about the the swing stuff that I that I have gotten to a pretty good level with. Let's not talk about what the thing that. I'm not good at yet. And and so I think trying to fifth through that really repeating process develop enough of a relationship on a report with the get that we can have honest conversations about where's their head at what what causes them strengthening diety on the baseball field and maybe off the field too. But specifically on on from the offense standpoint about what are the things that you problems?.

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"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

Baseball Things

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things

"Honestly, man, I missed the fan culture up there. Mr. baseball people. It was outstanding the part of that community for the years. I was there from baseball stamp. It was little was k-. However, everything you just said about Robertson Cano and fans going to the ballpark in August and Nelson Cruz, including that community we just talked about that with signing Bryce Harper going to other players to complement and paying them some money managers never got over the hump. They ain't over there haven't gone done with Jerry yet. They didn't do jackets awhile. It really gotten over that. But what I will say is the effort was put into a point, and he'd be dishing rewards would have helped Johnston or previous ownership further. What of what we do know is that winning baseball keeps fans happy and denting with their players and they're superstars and for for the young players coming up right in some cases, there sports heroes. I hesitate use award heroes because there's real heroes out there that baseball, right? But they're sports heroes things identify with inspire to be and these type of things hurt the game the hurt the game. And so they need to fix this need to get players into camp. And they need to have a different perspective because the rest of the world is watching and to be honest with you, we all wanna watch baseball. Yeah. We do. Let's get back on. That's all. All right. We'll move on a little bit good conversation. They're one of the other things disc-. Gust at this point with major league baseball. It's clubs the players union. Among some other things like pitch clocks and things like that, which I are annoying..

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"baseball" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Baseball

Fantasy Focus Baseball

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"baseball" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Baseball

"February fifty thousand nineteen baseball is coming up soon. Football finally ended. We are today. In Bristol, Connecticut for the MLB summit with my friends and h. Up by four days, and as a mess over there with luscious beard, looking good. Thank you very much. It's my off season still waiting for the Mets to make the playoffs spirit. So it's going to get pretty long you're gonna look. It's gonna look I was gonna hit the floor. Then five years behind the glass today, by the way, we've got top researcher Kyle soppe as always are courageous editorial watchdog, Leo how and our producer. Daniel Dalzell has speier and you guys compare beards about that? Maybe lucky we can rub them together at the end of the show. See the balloons. It's the party. Took a turn. So we are town for the MLB summit all of us here because Bristol and the some it's a little different than the the NFL summit. I would think because the NFL summit is like a week long hundreds of people show up the food is catered there's like slides and presentations and important people show enough, and this basically, it's me AJ Tristan and Leo go into the cafeteria for an hour. That's that's the summit, right? There will be food. Well, we have to buy it. As long as there's food. I'm all good. Yeah. We won't pitchers and catchers already. Let's get it done. So that's coming up soon. Five days, and and then spring training games at the end of the month. And then, you know, we'll get into this in March, of course. But like it's March twentieth is win that series over a belief. The over yonder is being played who's buying in. That is under flying. Be Seattle and Oakland, right? Yeah. Okay counts. Yeah. It counts. Let's bring in the edits world watchdog, so people already asking me Leo on Twitter nast, lots of many things different things. But the March twenty games do kaffir. ESPN right. Absolutely. Yes. The March twenty games we'll be in the first scoring period of of the year. And by the way, if the draft after that point, they'll retroactively still count to write cry. We've done that before. Yeah. They should the rest of the game starred in right Thursday. The twenty eighth, you know, everything don't you? Yep. All thirty teams play. All right. Well, then we should get to the news because you seem to know everything here's the buzz. All right. So the patriots one there's not a whole lot of baseball buzz going on the players will sign stop winding..

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