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Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on KCBS Radio Morning News
"15? Sports now here Steven. Some news out of the baseball world this morning as Hall of Famer and San Francisco giant's legend Gaylord Perry passed away at the age of 84 due to natural causes, though his daughter Allison confirmed to The New York Times that he contracted coronavirus last year and never fully recovered. He made his debut for the Giants in 1962 as a relief pitcher, but eventually became a starter after learning how to utilize the skill of pitching with a doctored baseball, AKA the spitball for which he has become renowned. In part that pitch is what made him one of the more feared pitches in all of baseball, but also had the Hall of Fame voters reluctant to vote him in, then in 1991, after his third year on the ballot, he was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame. I would just like, well, all y'all to know today is one of the greatest days of my life. Today is the day that I'll always cherish. Every baseball player dreams about being a big league baseball player, and now here I am in the baseball Hall of Fame. For me, that dream is finally come true. That was during his induction speech beyond the spitball, he was also known for his durability, he was one of just two pitchers in baseball history to pitch for over 300 complete games and strike out over 3000 batters, complete games, meaning he pitched all 9 innings. He went on to pitch for a total of 22 season, ten of which were in San Francisco the longest stint out of the 8 teams he played for in his career, he was a 5 time all star and two time Cy Young award winner becoming the first pitcher to win a Cy Young award in both the American and national league. He would start 283 games in San Francisco and they would retire his number 36 in 2005. He was also one of the 43 giants placed on Oracle park's wall of fame for its inauguration in 2008 at the sports desk, Steven Langford, K CBS. Is there something really absurd that schemes you out? Getting a paper cut on my eyeball. I fear you can't shake
Five Republicans Stand in the Way of Kevin McCarthy
"You know some of you might be wondering although I haven't heard it but you might be wondering Mark why are you so frustrated and unhappy with these 5 conservatives Who are saying they won't vote from McCarthy Folks There's two reasons for this One is they don't have anybody to defeat McCarthy This is all drama And if they screw up you could wind up with a Democrat speaker Or a speaker who's incredibly moderate with a few of the moderate disloyal Republicans throwing in with the Democrats So it's a stupid game to play when you have no plan B number two an equally if not more important This lame duck session is dangerous Mitch McConnell is working with Schumer to try and push through a massive omnibus spending bill and then a massive debt ceiling increase with the support of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal This is what he does I know what he does This is what he does So while these 5 are stirring the pot and telling us they're going to get some really great concessions from McCarthy while I'd better They sure as hell better They want some of the chairmanship and committees All this inside baseball crap means nothing to me
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on KCBS Radio Morning News
"Hard, and he had pretty decent stuff, but the spitter set him apart from most everybody else for the simple reason that he could control it better than just about anybody. A lot of people threw it at very few people through it as well as Gaylord. That was during a segment on MLB network, he would start 283 games for San Francisco and would move on to Cleveland in 1971, playing for a total of 18 teams until his final season with the Kansas City Royals in 1983. He was a 5 time all star and two time Cy Young award winner becoming the first pitcher to win a Cy Young award in both the American and national league. 8 years later, he was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1991. I would just like, well, all y'all to know today is one of the greatest days of my life. Today is the day that I'll always cherish. Every baseball player is dreams about being a big league baseball player. And now here I am in the baseball Hall of Fame For me, that dream is finally come true. That was during his induction speech. In his 22 year career, he spent the first ten years playing for the San Francisco Giants, earning a place on the Giants wall of fame and they retired the number 36 in his honor in 2005 at the sports desk Stephen Langford
Mike Gonzalez: The Left Is Re-Racializing America
"I ask you a personal question? So I came here 14 years ago as an immigrant. I choose this atrocious country. I write for the man who wanted to fundamentally change America. I thought I'd left socialism behind in Europe and just after I arrived Obama. And I started working in D.C. and I'm working in a military base in the middle of the projects, all kinds of ethnicities, all kinds of officers in my classroom. And I didn't really sense any kind of ethnic tension. And today, it's incomparable. What Obama did to us. I mean, am I seeing something that I shouldn't be seeing? No, you're absolutely right. I have visited bases. I lived in South Korea for a very long time for two years. I used to go to the bays there all the time, especially in the militarized zone. This is in the 80s. And it was really just people getting it's like a baseball team. It's people just doing the job. You know, they don't really care what your last name is. I don't care where you color is. I don't care your provenance, they don't care if nation of origin, if you can get a hit, or you're a good person to be alongside in a war. That's all that matters. So it has gotten worse. Oh, but on purpose, they have introduced these ideas into the most, I would say that the American military was the most integrated institution in the country. But I'm talking about, in general, I'm talking about America written large. Oh, yes, of course. All we think about is race. Oh, we think about it. By the way, we have made, I have been here since 1974. We have made enormous strides as a country. Good strides. You know, we, you know, I lived in New York as a kid. Everybody was some things. We don't really put up with that anymore. You know, when we, and this is a good thing, but that's just, that was to de racialize America. Now we re racializing again. That's a great way of putting it, erased realizing America.
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Is George Wallace is looking forward to it. He already tweeted a photo of the new kicks at G Wallace WTO and at WTO. Meanwhile, kicker Joey slides voted the NFC special teams player of the month for November. World Cup soccer late first half Germany leads Costa Rica one nothing Spain leads Japan one nothing. All four of those nations are still in contingent for the knockout stage. Morocco and Croatia advance out of group play this morning. The college football playoff announces it will expand from four to 12 schools in 2024, Marilyn white receiver Dante devis declares for the NFL Draft Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong enters the transfer portal baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Gaylord Perry, won a Cy Young award in each league. He passes away at the age of 84
Herschel Walker's Win Will Help in the Senate
"You know, I don't even know what to think about Georgia. It's almost like I don't want to hold out hope. I'm clearly pulling for Herschel Walker, I was pulling for him in the midterms, I'm so grateful that Republicans won big in the House of Representatives and now we have Republican majority control, which will rein in Biden's insane spending and get a lot of things done that would not have been done otherwise. If we have a 50 50 Senate again, if Herschel Walker manages to win, that's a huge game changer because the Democrats will lose a bunch of committee chairs, there's a lot of sort of inside baseball stuff that happens if it's 50 50 rather than 51 49. If it's 51 49, they are one vote away from ending the filibuster and doing incredible damage. To the United States.
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"It. Let's get world a national news. Nancy Lyon standing by in Washington, D.C.. Hey, Nancy. Thanks, Tam. President Biden and French president Macron both say they share the same values and during discussions today found many issues they can agree on. But there are some touchy issues too, like the recently passed inflation reduction act that Macron calls protectionist, President Biden admits it could be better. There are occasions when you write a masterpiece of legislation, and that has almost $368 billion for the largest investment of climate change on all hill of all of history. And so there's obviously going to be glitches in it and need to reconcile changes. Biden says he'll have his team work with Macron's team to coordinate changes to reach a more unified approach. Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry is dead at the age of 84, reports say Perry died at his home in South Carolina from natural causes this morning. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991 when he gave this speech. Every baseball player dreams about being a big league baseball player, and now here I am in the baseball Hall of Fame. For me, that dream is finally come true. Perry played for 18s during his 22 year career, including the San Francisco Giants, and the New York Yankees. At the World Cup, underway right now, Spain is leading Japan, Germany is ahead and its game against Costa Rica. Earlier today, Croatia and Belgium played to a draw Morocco defeated Canada. Dot org, brought to you by the Dollar General literacy foundation and the ad council. The markets in focus every business day, the Bloomberg markets podcast, with Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller. Are there some sectors that you want to have more or less exposure to? We've got to vaccinate the whole world analysis of the days Wall Street action. What's the thought on apple here from Bloomberg intelligence? Bloomberg opinion and influential newsmakers. The bond market was the boss.
Dan Bongino: The Market Will Correct Itself
"I'd spend a lot of time in college setting psychology and economics and business a lot You're citing your education you're probably a diploid so Dan you're a diploid I'm just asking you for a dispensation this one time Because I'm telling you this has been my life I love this stuff I'm passionate about it I study it all the time on my off hours on my on hours and my sleeping hours in school out of school I love economics as much as I used to love baseball in the 80s And what I can not figure out is why people continue to insist that the iron laws of economics are difficult to understand Build good products and people want them They'll crappy products and they won't Don't spend money you don't have because you've got to get it from some from someone If that someone doesn't give you the money then you've got to find it somewhere else Don't create too much supply for a product that outpaces the man Or else you're not going to have enough people to buy the products you just supplied and paid to create None of this stuff is hard Reminds me I thought it was an LBJ who told the Arthur raccoon who said I want to one armed economist because economists would come in and say on one hand and then on the other hand these are not hard answers There is no question we are in a massive economic bubble because the government printed a lot of money that people want to spend on houses and stocks When it corrects I don't know but remember this date market It's one 11 Eastern Time They say never read the time live on the air because some people listen on tape I don't care I hate stupid radio rules One 11 Monday November 28th Eastern Time that is Market it's going to correct itself It's only a matter of time It's not a matter of if it's a matter of when
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Talked about what you would give your significant other and you said him like, look, this is the big splurge that you're going to do. And you mentioned a $100 and my first thought when I saw that was like no, that's not a relationship I've been in. A $100. Yeah. Okay. What's up with that? Taylor's laughing through her laughing. Everyone's laughing at me. Here's what we do. My wife and I splurge on each other for Valentine's Day for birthdays and Latino things throughout the year. For Christmas, we do the best we can to keep it pretty tidy in that respect and spend all of generally speaking the bonus money we get from ESPN on all of our friends and family. So what we usually do is keep a pretty tight budget when it comes to giving gifts to each other for Christmas. But obviously, I can't get her nothing. I want to get her something pretty nice of high quality, a gift that keeps on giving for lack of a better term. And in this case, foster, I'm giving my wife a Brandon nimmo, and in this case, my wife is actually the Toronto Blue Jays. Here's where I'm coming from. So over the last 5 years, since the start of the 2018 season, Brandon nimmo owns A380 eight on base percentage. That's a 5 year sample size, only trout. Soto Freeman Harper and judge Tony better on base during that time. And I'm confident that he can stay at center field based upon his constantly improving metrics. And in the case of the Toronto Blue Jays, the fit is just obvious. Last year they posted the lowest platoon advantage rate, 31% of any team in the last 40 years. They've got no left handed punch in that lineup. They've already moved on from chaos for Hernandez. I would be comfortable giving my wife, excuse me. The Toronto Blue Jays, 5 years, and something like a 110 to a $120 million for Brandon Nemo. What say you? Yep, I think that's a great call. And I think you matched the team. I think that team has more need for a left handed hitting center Fielder than any other team. You know, it'd be interesting to see if that's where the Met stick their elbows out and say, we're the richest team in baseball. This guy came up in our organization and we want to keep him gift to his significant other would be Xander bogarts. I'm fascinated by his free agency because as you know, the Red Sox in their contract talks with him in the spring offered him a one year extension, which would have given him four years and $90 million. In talking with other teams and talking with agents, there's an expectation that zander Bogart is going to do really well and if he winds up getting a deal in the 150 to $180 million range, if I'm in the Red Sox leadership, I'm asking the question, wait a second. How did we value this player 90 million, which would be about half of what he might get in free agency, it would be a tremendous mistake, it would bear that out. I think by the Red Sox and how they handled those talks. What do you think? Buster, there is no front office right now that makes me scratch my head more than Boston Red Sox. They mangled the Vander Bogart's situation. They've mangled the Rafael Devers situation. They had previously mangled the John Lester situation. This is Mookie betts previously way bog. And obviously different time and different place. But if we're just going to go through the list here, right? Not to mention the fact that they viewed Trevor story as a 9 figure player that you Tommy famished them and were trading for in a contract year. And they for some reason traded for Eric Hosmer. There is absolutely no connectivity between anything that they have done over the last year and a half or so. And I understand that right now that fan base is incensed. They have the right to be. It seems like their ownership cares a lot more about their soccer team overseas than it does the Red Sox. They're acting like they're a mid market theme. Their families keep their fans want to see them win. They're not doing anything right now. They give me good vibes. We get two minutes. Let's go two more gifts. You say, if you're giving a gift to your aunt Helen, which you want to respectful of the gift, a good gift, but you don't want to splurge, what would that be? Yeah, she's really hard to impress. I mean, she comes from money. There's a pretty significant sized trust here buster, the origins of which are somewhat unclear. So you have to do a lot of research to make sure that you get this right. I am giving my aunt Helen. Zac eflin. And in this case, my aunt Helen is the Baltimore Orioles. Does that guy's going to pitch next season at 29? Over the last three years, he's made 41 starts and in those. 225 strikeouts against 45 walks. That's a 5 to one ratio. And over that time buster has fit, his fielding independent pitching is about two thirds of a run better than his ERA. That's because the Phillies D stinks. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles defense is a lot better. I would be comfortable giving Zac when something like three years and $45 million expecting him to be about a number three starter for me. And if not, I know he can be a lights out back end of the bullpen guy which he showed at the back end of this season for the Phillies. Yeah, he could be his generation's Charlie Morton. I think he could absolutely step up. I think your numbers are right in line. I think it's a great pick for me. It would be catcher Mike zunino knowing how he has worked with the Tampa Bay pitching staff. I really like him as a player. You don't have to spend a ton of money. And then last is the gift that you would give at your office Christmas party. What would that be? Buster. Keep in mind, this relationship is not great. The person that you drew, they have very questionable political views. You've overheard them question things that you've worn to work on a couple of occasions. So you're not thrilled about this drawing. But you have to get the thing right because you're doing this as a group and you don't want to be made fun of. I am buying this annoying colleague of mine. Omar narvaez and in this case, this annoying colleague of mine is the San Francisco Giants. Narvaez, I think, is a really underrated free agent right now. He's the number four pitch framer in baseball across the last three seasons. During that time, we've seen Brandon Woodruff and Corbin burns thrive with him behind the dish. I think that has to count for something. He didn't hit at all last year, but he has been on balance about a league average hitter. I view it as a nice platoon option with Joey Bart. And look, obviously, San Francisco giant fans won't be thrilled if they sell you all more narvaez instead of Aaron judge, but I actually view this guy as a really valuable potential year or two player for somebody and who better than the San Francisco Giants. The Giants for my annoying colleague. Nice. I got Zach britton. Who could feed on a number of different teams? He's coming back from Tommy John surgery. He's a great pro. He's got great natural movement on that sinker. And he is a reconstructed elbow. So that would be a guy that I think at a low price would wind up giving you a great value. All right, how about? Thanks for doing this. Good to talk with you. And we'll talk to you sometime next week. Later, friend. Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets, four Thursday and bleacher tweets are brought to you by Dr Pepper at a college football season without the delicious taste of an ice cold Dr Pepper the one fans deserve.
You've Got to Be Able to Play by the Set Rules...
"You've got to be able to play with a set rules that everybody understands. And if you play by the set rules and everybody understands, you may not like them, you may change runner, you may adjust them at times, but it's the rule that change you just don't openly defy the rules. And that's what we're saying in this happening. And then now let's come back to buy it. It's now come back to where you're going to start off. In January with a contentious issue in which you're going to take members off of committees in retribution for what happened to Republicans who were taking off communities. I get it. I understand why McCarthy's doing this. I get it. It's just like baseball. In baseball, if you're a batter gets hit, the pitcher, your pitcher, the next time up is they're supposed to hit somebody. That's just the way it is. So when you start calling shots against others, then those shots are going to come back at you. And this is what is really, is we've talked about here, and I've tried to have this conversation even this week on this on this podcast about our civil discourse is we've got to get back now that, okay, this is done. Now we've got to set back only a right course in which the rules are obeyed, the procedures are obeyed. And they get the accomplished what needs to be accomplished and that is the people's business. And remember, it is not about the individual members of the House. The 435 members of the House individually in the frame of our government are frankly not the big deal here. What is the big deal? Is them coming together as a body that passes legislation that is inherently beneficial to those who elected him, thus the American people.
FBI Almost Deployed Controversial Pegasus Spyware
"So a little inside baseball So I had to record this show to speak because it was a lot going on okay So I recorded it from a parking lot at the Patriots and a big truck in the back Well maybe a smaller truck You would never know of You go back and watch the show You'd be like man that looks like a really big studio It's kind of small but the show was good It was one of the best I think I've done I really love that I know sell price things I wasn't me it was the guests okay It's more praise than a guest than anything else But Kyle was on the FBI agent And I had spoken to him before he came on the air Obviously I asked him to come on the show and I wanted to talk to him about Pegasus What is Pegasus Pegasus is a no click spyware programmer If you don't know what Pegasus is you don't well better look it up It is a malware program It's spyware program where you've been told a lot Don't click on stuff Well what if not clicking what if the click didn't matter In other words what if I just send you a link and whether you open it or not is irrelevant I still own your phone after that and have hacked into it That's possible Yes it's possible So supposedly the FBI was taken a Gander taking a quick look see at this Pegasus program for potentially using it within the United States That sounds very dangerous to me Call me crazy but I don't like that idea That's a big no for me Two thumbs down on Yelp on that idea That's a stupid one So I said to Kyle he used to work at the FBI and knows a lot and he's a real patriot I said hey daddy oh you want to come on my show I need you to talk about this Pegasus thing But because I had so much going on at the patriot awards I worked from four in the morning till two 30 at night Well four to one one to one 30 was an after party We'll have to cover that with Paula on a non family friendly show
Do We Need to Play by the Democrats' Rules? Mark Walker Weighs In
"Harvesting is legal in Pennsylvania. Ballot harvesting is basically legal in California. Early voting is legal in all these places getting ballots two people. It is legal. And I'm not going to get into the other theories here. But we've seen it work. Don't you think Republicans have gotten to realize that if we're going to win some of these elections in states that may not like us, then we're going to have to play by the same rules, the Democrats are? Yeah, 100% I liken it to this Doug. Let's just say if a big baseball fan, if next year, Manfred, the Major League Baseball to sad, okay, you're going to get four outs in any of three cousins who won't want more runs scored. And you can talk to me, well, I'm a pure so I'm a traditionalist. We're still going to play with three outs. Well, that may be what I could. But in the rules of the game, you're now at a handicap because they're playing by different set of rules than you are. And that's sometimes what Republicans do. We're railing against this as opposed to doing what the Democrats have done and that is to do everything to manipulate the rules and then some to get the maximum advantage while we're over here still jumping up and down saying that's not fair. Well, jump up and down while they don't that's what we've got to do better at. Yeah,
Christians Are Called to Put Family Above Work Says 'Iron Sharpens Iron's' Aaron Walker
"You only get one shot with your family. You don't get to do over. You don't get to do over with those kids, their first this or first that or like when you come home and you kiss them and you put them to bed, you don't spend any time with them. And I got one more proposal to do or one more email to do and the little kids are like, I want to pitch baseball. I want to go to cheerleading. I want to go to recital. You there. If you're going to cheat somebody cheat the office because they don't have a memory, but that family does. That spouse that you're married to, you know, you need to hold them in high esteem because they're deserving of that and you've pledged that in a covenant that you're going to hold them first and foremost. For me, I'm Christian by faith. And so my relationship with God is first, then my wife, then my kids, then my grandkids, them my business, and when you have it in the correct order, you're going to be more satisfied, you're going to be evenly balanced throughout your life, and you're not sacrificing your family as a result of just gaining more tangible possessions or status or titles. Because when those things are taken away from you, who are you?
No. 6 Kansas rallies late to beat No. 7 Duke 69-64
"AP sports I'm in college basketball season is about a week old and two massive games in Indianapolis saw Michigan state outlast fourth ranked Kentucky 86 77 in OT while 6th ranked Kansas powered past number 7 duke 69 64 using a late 15 to 5 run to erase the blue devil's 5 point lead The top 5 of the college football playoff rankings stayed the same Georgia Ohio State Michigan and TCU while Tennessee remains a contention despite one loss the vowels are 5th In the NBA the Dallas Mavericks blew a 25 point lead but came back to win one O three one O one over the LA clippers Luka Dončić had 35 points NHL the New Jersey Devils have won ten in a row Jack Hughes scored twice in New Jersey's 5 one win over Montreal Baseball news Anthony Rizzo was coming back to the Yankees two years $40 million deal Postseason awards bok Cho Walter of the New York myths named NL manager of the year Cleveland's Terry Francona takes the AL award
The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm David Shuster we begin in the NBA where Jayson Tatum scored a game high 34 points as Boston defeated Denver one 31 one 12 His night and day the way that we're playing the start of this season compared to the start of last season But whenever we made that change I just feel like we haven't looked back and for the most part we got the same group One or two new guys but they really know how to play the game In New York RJ Barrett scored 30 points for Tom thibodeau as the Knicks down Detroit one 21 one 12 The thing that was different about this game is we still didn't shoot the ball great But I thought we made a lot of plays on selfish place to help get high quality shots Elsewhere Oklahoma City had 8 players in double figure scoring running past Toronto by 19 Memphis had three players over 20 points beating Minnesota one 14 one O three and Golden State got 40 points from Steph Curry one O 6 one O one over Cleveland turning to hockey Washington defeated Tampa Bay as Craig heist reports Darcy Kemper made 28 saves and helped kill off a 5 minute power play in the second period as the capitals beat the lightning 5 to one Sonny Milano had two goals and an assist Anthony mantha Alexi protest and Connor sherry each lit the lamp Kemper missed out on the shutout when Nick permits scored in the third More importantly I think just as a group we came together with the urgency that we really wanted this win and you could see it in our play right from the start and it was nice to see everyone get rewarded College hoops the top 5 teams in the country all in action with number two Gonzaga squeaking out a one point victory at Michigan state Meanwhile number one North Carolina three Houston Ford Kentucky and 5 Baylor all were comfortable winners baseball news the Houston Astros fired their GM James click after he turned down their one year contract to offer and football buffalo quarterback Josh Allen he's questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota with a sore elbow I'm David Shuster AP sports
Update on the latest in sports
"AP sports on time Miriam The nets played the first of the 5 games since they suspended Kyrie Irving and rattled the wizards one 28 86 in Washington for their first win this year under interim coach Jacques Vaughn We show we were there for each other tonight and there's a mental piece to that for sure We really talked about winning today's game The latest shoot of fall for Irving has Nike suspending its relationship with the nets star guard The bucks have started the season with 8 straight victories downing the Timberwolves one 15 one O two The Cavaliers of one 7 straight after an opening game loss crushing the pistons one 1288 even without star guards Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland Senator Jared Allen let the caps with 23 Everybody did excellent tonight And I think that contributes to how deep we are It doesn't matter how much talent you have as long as you play as a team you can pull out games like this On the flip side 5 straight losses for the warriors who lost the pelicans by 9 Luca Dončić became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in his team's first 8 games dropping 35 in a mavericks win over the raptors Other NBA winners the Celtics grizzlies clippers jazz pacers trailblazers and the Knicks who topped the 6s behind RJ Barrett's 22 points Everybody got in on the action which was just you know it's fun basketball and everybody just everybody gets their numbers everybody's contributing that's how we want to play Just two NHL games the hurricanes blew past the Sabres 5 three a hat trick for Sebastian aho The avalanche button down the blue jacket 6 three a hat trick for Niko ranton in Two points obviously the biggest thing and got some good passes today from the guys and was able to score a few also Obviously happy with that too Baseball the Astros can win their second World Series in 6 seasons when they host the Phillies in game 6 in Houston Saturday night Zach Wheeler will try to extend the fill season Try to be a stopper and give our team one more chance after tomorrow So tomorrow's a must win It Philadelphia wins game 7 would be Sunday Night Tom Arian AP sports
Inflation puts tighter squeeze on already pricey kids sports
"The high rate of inflation is putting the squeeze on family budgets And that includes participation in youth sports activities Ballpark swimming pools and dance studios across America are seeing a decline in participation For this Ohio mom Rachel Kennedy We're watching prices rise while our income stays the same and we're just trying to keep up Her 14 year old son has to sit out baseball this year because the lowest price program she could find was about $600 to enroll And that didn't cover that gloves shoes She tells her son it's not his fault The guilt is real I feel horrible that I can't let him play on more advanced teams at Penn State university associate professor Jennifer agen says between COVID cutbacks and inflation participating differently because their family doesn't have the means to provide quite as many opportunities Studies done before inflation spike showed families spent about $700 a year on kids sports I'm Jackie Quinn
Javier, Astros pitch 2nd no-hitter in World Series history
"The Astros made baseball history as four pitchers combined for just a second no hitter in World Series history in a 5 nothing game four win over the Phillies Christian Javier allows us two walks while striking out 9 through the first 6 innings Brian Abreu struck it all three battles he faced in the 7th Rafael Montero which are at all the battles he faced in the 8th and Ryan Presley recorded the final three outs in the bottom of the 9th I'm not really thinking about the no hitter or anything like that I just want to put a zero up and close the door and go on to the next day Alex Bregman hit a two run double for the Astros who even this best of 7 series at two games apiece Michael Luang go Philadelphia
Anthony D'Esposito: Kathleen Rice Embraces Criminals, Not Lock Them Up
"Nobody understands better The degrading public safety situation both on Long Island and in New York City better than you I don't know when you were on Anthony I got on in 95 would probably like the same cohort roughly but remember broken windows where we locked up people for like the little stuff like minor assaults and things and you took the bad guys off the street It's the exact opposite now They let everybody out for anything even the serious stuff and crimes running wild Absolutely I mean I remember the days where you'd stop somebody for urinating in public or a bike on the sidewalk and that led to a loaded gun But it's the world is upside down And instead of focusing on what we should be which is taking criminals off the street prosecuting them and keeping them in jail where embracing them or coddling them and we're giving them baseball tickets to return to court It's absolutely ridiculous And listen my opponent knows knows what the issues are You know it's the people in the fourth congressional district of focused on cost of living They're focused on inflation and they're focused on crime And instead of trying to understand that she instead is attacking my career as an NYPD detective she has that liberal rig to daily news writing stories from the on a regular basis The daily news It's a clown pickup Yeah They're now attacking me about lawsuits that I had as an active detective over 600 arrests when I retired And I had I think $80,000 in settlements And they don't realize that sometimes that's just doing real police work And the courts especially in the city often settle with these perpetrators just to get things off their plate But that's what she focused on She wants to focus on things in my career instead of the fact that I've spent my adult life in the public safety world whether it was as a fire chief in the community that I grew up in an island park or as a New York City detective
Biden to welcome first responders' kids for Halloween
"President Biden and his wife Jill doled out Halloween candy to trick or treaters at The White House I'm Ben Thomas with a look at who showed up Became dressed as witches and ballerinas a chef and more than one unicorn Fairies Jedi and even one little angry bird Despite rain some 5000 were expected on the south side of The White House the invitation list included children of local firefighters nurses police officers and National Guard members Children of administration officials also joined the group What's that They sparked the president just wore a navy raincoat in a baseball cap For the First Lady donned a purple wig and butterfly wings Ben Thomas Washington
The Left Media Never Cared About Violent Attacks on Conservatives
"The past several months now. We have been bringing you stories of conservatives of Republicans, pro lifers who have literally been under assault. So we've been telling you about the church as well over a hundred churches that have been firebombed and vandalized in the aftermath of the roe V wade decision. We've been telling you stories about the pro life lady who was shot in her arm, the elderly woman. We told you about the teenager in the dakotas, who was literally killed. He was run down in the streets because of his conservative beliefs, and none of these stories have made national news headlines. None of these stories have generated outrage in the mainstream media. None of these stories has caused the Democrats to rise up and denounce the violence within their midst. Not once, has that happened. Not once. Going back to senator Rand Paul, who was nearly beaten to death in his yard. Senator Paul, who is still suffering medical issues as a result of that beating and yet he was mocked and ridiculed and quite frankly his attacker was celebrated. Celebrated for nearly beating a Republican lawmaker to death. Then we look at what happened with congressman Steve scalise and what quite frankly could have been a massacre. When a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire at the baseball practice, that was that featured a number of Republican lawmakers. Congressman Steve scalise nearly lost his life. He was gunned down. Others were gunned down as well. It could have been a massacre. And yet that story did not generate massive outrage.
Democrats Blame Violent Attack on Republican Political Rhetoric
"A lot of strange aspects to the story. It is a bizarre story which you would expect when you've got a bizarre man this lunatic who attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, of course the Democrats do not miss an opportunity to let a crisis go to waste. No siree. It's Republicans fault this happened. How does it feel to be lectured by people who didn't say a word when a guy tried to assassinate every Republican he could on a baseball field or didn't say a word about rhetoric? When a guy nearly assassinated Brett Kavanaugh over his rulings on the United States Supreme Court, has that feel to be scolded and have a finger wagged in your face that it's our fault that some whack job breaks into Paul and Nancy Pelosi's home. You know, sometimes we need to accept that violent, unhinged people, do violent unhinged things, and we've sure seen a lot of that in the last few years in America, but to blame political rhetoric for violence like this is almost comical when the same people chirping and harping about political violence are utterly mute when it is a leftist.
Charlie Welcomes Doug Mastriano Back to the Show
"Welcome back to the program. It's great to be back with you. And thanks for having me on. I like the Phillies hat. It's very good. I think we have some Astros fans in the audience. And I don't know how did that ever? Did they ever have to give back those World Series titles? Did they ever have to? Maybe we could start a trend. Yeah, I don't know. Did they ever have to give that back? Oh, Andrew said no, these Andrews, my resident baseball scholar. So Doug, talk about your race, and then I'm going to let it rip about this latest advertisement, which I think is the private part being aired out loud about a coup in the Republican Party to come after. I don't blame Oz for it because he didn't have fingerprints on it, but it was a lot of operatives kind of in his arena, not good. First tell us about your race and then we'll dive into that. At race is going fantastic. We are in the southeast outside of Philly yesterday for three events that the first event we went to in the middle of a work day. It was standing room only in bucks county. That's like a battleground county. And we're going to flip it red this go around here. We've campaigned heavy and Democrat areas over the past couple of weeks and in a near Pittsburgh in the near Philly in Erie, Pennsylvania. And we always get these massive crowds. I mean, we were talking about 600 people in eerie. We had standing room only in an event in a Democrat working class neighborhood outside of Pittsburgh. My opponent went a couple of days later. We had four or 500 people. I couldn't account it. Like I said, standing room. My opponent showed up a couple of days later. And I think he pulled in a whopping 15 or 12 people. I mean, so. That's a lot more than I would have expected for him. They have to crop in, Charlie, so you can't see the empty room. I mean, with us, we just pan the audience. You know, much like what Trump does at his events so you can see that it's real what we have going on here. And I think it's kind of the segue. This grassroots movement for some reason, the establishment is a terrified of it. I don't quite understand what's to be afraid of the people that we say we represent.
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"Tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a Wednesday Reggie at baseball, Yoda, weather writes in. You know things are changing when let's go O's chant is going on at Ripley before the game just ended. That was a lot of fun buster. Taylor, I'll let you take it. I mean, you were on the pedestal now. As an Orioles fan. It's been a long time. It hasn't happened while I've been producing the show, so I will certainly lap it up. Justin Simmons Justin Lance sim one writes in buster. I feel like we need some context as to why you and Jake are enjoying drinks from a Yeti during the braves met series, are y'all watching outside or do you simply not have a fridge? And no modern amenities. I live in a dark ages, but I appreciate the question. As his dad just trying to do something fun, right? To signify special time, it's kind of like when we watch football together, we get a pizza or a pizza from the same place. When we watch baseball together, I'd like to fill Yeti with some ice and fill it with his favorite drink and enjoy that. Just make it feel a little bit different. A lot of fun. Josh estes wa is up next. Josh writes in. Am I crazy for thinking Kirk hitting lead off is what the Blue Jays need to do on offense Springer hitting leadoff home runs is cool and all, but two home run runners in scoring position opportunities for Springer, Bichette and vlade. What do you think? Yeah, just try something different. That's the way I look at it. You know, with how they're playing with how everything's going, whether it's Kirk in the leadoff spot or shaking things up or disks do something different because the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result. Kyle benning at Kyle underscore Bennington with the last question of the day with the mets need for catcher and their declaration about willing to take on bad contracts. Are they the most likely suitor for Wilson Contreras? And will they also be taking Jason Heyward's contract in the deal? No. I don't think they're going to be the team that's going to land Wilson Contreras. I think they're focused with their catching is totally defense. And if they add somebody it's going to be with defense, I saw sandy Ellison did a podcast with Joel Sherman in which he basically said that DH is a good spot. So you wonder if there are going to be the team that's going to land Josh bell who would be a heck of a way to augment that a lot, because no question when, as I mentioned early in the podcast, you watch the braves, you watch the mets. Graves have a bunch of power headers, the mets don't. Love the speculation, hashtag bleacher tweets on Twitter while you're watching games, thanks for writing in everyone. That's it for today. My thanks to Elijah, Dave, Todd, Sarah and Taylor, have a great day, everybody. Thanks for listening. Stay safe. And remember, Hayden inequality based on skin color, something we need to fight against every single day. What steric about? What's he really like? My parents did a great job saying you're going to deal with racism. I was the one that would be like, who are you looking at? Their job is to get a headline. And I wasn't going to give it to him. We were phones back then, my career would have been three years long. I approached him and I said, are we good? And he said, oh man. Kind of. One thing with me, I'm very loyal. With loyalty one way is stupidity. Nobody hid in plain sight like Derek Jeter. ESPN films presents the captain against July 18th on ESPN and ESPN+ presented by Capital One.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Year prior. The following day, his sons cleaned up his comments, denying that a move was in the offing. We are dreaming of moving out of Philadelphia, said his son Earl, adding, quote, if my dad went up to Minneapolis or any other city and was asked questions about moving the athletics, he'd go along. Meanwhile, in early May, an LA newspaper published a report stating that Bill Veck, former White Sox and browns owner, was in the process of engineering a purchase of the athletics. Who would have played their home games at minor league Wrigley Field, which was the future first home of today's angels. Earl Mack and his brother Roy again issued strong denials and San Francisco jumped into the mix in June, a move that was rebuffed by the Mac family. Two months later, the a's continuing to bleed cash and lose games were singing a different tune. With Roy Mack telling The Associated Press, there isn't a chance of the a's remaining in Philly. Ultimately, however, it was Kansas City that pride the a's away after a torturous process that saw the team change hands for three and a half $1 million, one and a half million for Mac family shares plus $2 million in debt. The athletics held forth in Kansas City for 13 seasons before moving to Oakland in 1968. But today buster, we contemplate the possibility of a Los Angeles athletics or this week's phantom franchise. I love Connie Mack taught at the end of his life being like, yeah, whatever, I'm going to say what I think. I want Jimmy Stewart to play me in a movie. That's my primary. Exactly. And his kids are like, no, no, dad didn't really mean that. Oh yeah, he did. We all been there at the Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Yes, but in that case, we probably didn't own a Major League Baseball team one of 16 at the time. And every week we talk about certain franchises that are just, I keep using the expressions running on fumes, bleeding, cash, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And that race to Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and of course it's all star week coming up. They get out there, but can you imagine the athletics in LA? We wouldn't be talking about a move to Vegas or Howard terminal or anything like that. Wow. Yeah, and I'm thinking about how boy as a fan I grew up as someone who grew up a fan of the Dodgers. That would be very different. That's for sure. All right, Todd, thanks for doing this. I will see you in LA. All right, thank you guys. Bleacher
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Green is projected to be among the first players selected in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft of product of the IMG academy in Florida. He's the son of former NFL tight end Eric green who is a two time pro bowler. Elijah, how you doing? I'm good, how are you? I'm doing well, but you must be if we get close to the draft, you must be getting excited to have all your dreams really begin to take fruition. Oh, yeah, a 100% just knowing that I'm in the recognition that I put in all the work and all these years. And it's finally, it's finally paying off and I'm very excited about it. So tell me about your plans for draft day, what you're going to do. First, I mean, I'll probably just chill out all day and then whenever it gets to time, then we're going to go up to where we're at on the draft party and just show up there until we have everyone there and then we'll just see what happens from there. Nice. Now, during the course of the day, we'll have a phone or you try to separate yourself from all that. Well, yeah, I have my phone on me at all times, so I mean, I'll see everything, but I won't really try to pay mine to it. Yeah, and how excited are you about getting close to that process? Oh, I'm very excited. Just knowing that, like I said before, all the hard work is finally paying off and I'm just ready to go play baseball again. Nice. How many teams have you spoken with during the course of this process scouts representatives in the various clubs? Well, a lot of teams so far just looking at they showed all the interest in me and that they're telling me they're telling me all this stuff about their organization is truly a blessing. What type of questions have you gotten from the teams about you? There's nothing like just trying to get to know me and like how I could change the organization around and just what would I bring to the table as I come in? I'm curious about whether or not you have a feel as we sit here today. What teams would you guess have interested in you? Because it's always funny, there have been a number of instances where I've talked to players after the fact and they'll be like, yeah, I didn't talk to that team at all. For example, Mike Trout, you know, some of the teams he thought were going to be most interested in didn't talk to him. Some of the teams that he thought would be most interested in are wouldn't have interested in him actually did, but they were trying to slow play it. So I'm curious from your perspective. Who are some of the teams you've heard from the most? Well, I've heard from the most, the rangers, the Orioles, the pirates, Diamondbacks, those four, mainly, have really talked to the notes, but all of them, I've really had like, they've all showed interest in me. Nice. And what's that been like for you, having those conversations? Well, I love to just get to know all of them and just seeing how they see me as a player and just how they see me as a guy off the field. So when reading about you, the thing that jumped out to me was the fact that you made the decision pretty early, in fact, that it was about the same age that trial was when he decided to stop playing football. Based on what I read, you were about 13 years old. Is that first off, is that right? I was 14. You were 14 years old when you make the decision to just focus on baseball. What were the conversations like behind that? I mean, it was kind of just my own decision because, you know, my dad played NFL and all that. So I kind of just took it on my own wing and decided this quick football on my own. What was it that you liked about baseball so much? It was just going out there and competing every day, just going out there playing with my boys and just hitting home runs, catching fly balls, diving for balls, all that, like, it's just all fun all the time. So tell me about your sort of trajectory starting out in baseball. When's the first time you played it? And at that age, what did you like about it the most? I started playing baseball when I was 6 years old and it was just going out there and just having fun like playing with no care in the world just out there having fun playing my friends still my friends to this day since I was 6 so I feel like just having the friendships all along these years is just been a great experience for me. You remember the first home run you hit in a competition and if you do, can you tell us about that? I do have to play for the mets. It was still coach pitching all that, but I mean, it was very impressive at a very young age. And what was it, what do you remember about the home run? I was going to spin around the bases all happy. You still have any chance you still have the ball or no. I do not know. Okay. When you were growing up, who is your favorite team? Who is your favorite player? Growing up, my favorite team was the Yankees and just watching Derek Jeter play for most of my life. It's like I'm being a leader on the field and just like just like him, he's the leader for the infield so like as a center field and later in outfits, I kind of like put that in my game and just became a leader. Now, there are players you know this. There are a lot of guys who play a sport, but they're not necessarily big fans of the sport. What about you? How much do you watch? How much do you enjoy following teams following what's going on? I love watching the game base, but just seeing how they play the game and how they can solve it with just how to become a professional baseball player is just like really what I look for when I watch the game. So give me a couple of guys that you like to watch now who are playing in 2022. My
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"We've got 5 confirmations for the home run Derby and you could shut it down now and it would be a great Pete Alonso defend two time defending champion Ronald lacuna junior Albert pools Juan Soto Kyle schwarber were waiting for official confirmation on Giancarlo Stanton. We're waiting for official confirmation on Julio Rodriguez, who you mentioned before, he's an exciting player. You know, we'll see if Will Smith has added the all star team. There's been talk that maybe he would be the guy who would represent the Dodgers and Dodger stadiums home run Derby. What do you think? Yeah. You know, I was asked the other day on a radio hit about Pujols doing the home run Derby. Why would you not want to see Albert Pujols in the home run Derby? I get it. He's going to win probably not, but let's see how he does. One of the greatest hitters of all time, you know, doing the home run Derby at what 43, 42 years old. Yeah, I'm pumped. And the fact that Soto and Acuna are doing it again, that's great for the sport. Because we see a lot of these young guys. They do it once, and that's it. And it's easy. Look, it's tough competition. There's always the risk of somebody getting hurt, which we think what happened to Aaron judge back in 2017 when he heard his shoulder. So I love the fact that those guys don't have to do it and they're coming back to do it again. Yeah, look, I'm not going to pick our pools to win the event. Right. I'm probably going to wind up picking Juan Soto because I just saw last year. I mean, that guy was motivated. He really wants to win, you know, you got Pete Alonso's experience. But I would say this, what is Albert Pujols struggles now at is a player in his early 40s. It's not hitting the ball far. He's problem is catching up with velocity. And that's not an issue in this event. I could easily see him being the guy who gets into a groove and just rips out a bunch of home runs and shocks everybody. And yeah, his swing more than ever is tailored for fly balls. That's kind of all he hits when he does connect. So yeah, you know, the raw power means maybe he doesn't, that's what makes a Lonzo so good. Alonso doesn't have to work hard to hit home runs because he's so strong. And that fits pool. So yeah, maybe he'll shock us here. All right, I know something about the all star selections has gotten new to your skin. We'll start with this. They tweeted out yesterday after some additions were made to the all star roster JD Martinez among the three players added yesterday. I tweeted out this morning that, hey, who's the guy who's not on the team who's now most worthy, some of the candidates that I threw out there, Josh bell, Austin Riley, Freddie Freeman, Daniel Bard, ty France, of your Mariners. Some of the tweets followed that with mention Zach Wheeler, Dylan cease. There's Kyle Wright, there's Spencer strider. There's tummy Edmond. What about you? If you were to pick one guy, I'd like to see added. Well, my one guy, well, there's two. Can I say to go Austin Riley and Freddie Freeman? And here's my rant. All right, Bryce Harper voted in as the DH in the national league injured camp play. Why do we need to put two other DHS on that roster? William Contreras. It's a nice story. The guy has a 140 at bats. You know, he's really OPS over 900. He's been great, but he's not at all star. And then they added Garrett Cooper of the Marlins. Great for him. You know, kind of one of those vets that just hangs around and a nice player, but Fred, why are you picking Garrett Cooper and William Contreras over Austin Riley and Freddie Freeman? The goal should be to get the best players to the All-Star Game and these last two fill ins are not good choices. No, I completely agree with you. I think that as I talked about with Tim on Monday, you should use the DH for some flexibility for adding guys who from other spots who haven't been able to fit in, maybe because there's a position saturated with great players. You know, third base, for example, this year it's nationally first base, has a lot of guys. So you can squeeze those in. Shoot, if you walked up the William Contreras today and said, what's your position? He's not going to tell you he's a DH. So the idea that he's on the all star team, as you said with a 143 plate appearances, is kind of silly. And it's funny in the way braves fans who give them credit, they hit the ballot box, but in a way, they screwed Austin Riley, who's a great player and was great last year. Out of a roster or by voting for William Contreras. And yeah, look, I remember years ago, the American League had Derek Jeter, nomar Garcia Parra, Alex Rodriguez, and Omar vizquel. And they found a way to put all four of those shortstops on the roster. So yeah, you're right. If a position is loaded, who cares? Find a way to get the best players there. Yeah. And hopefully that'll happen. I mentioned that, yeah, I think the question about Will Smith is whether or not there's going to be a spot on the roster for him, and if there is and maybe he becomes the 8th guy in the home run Derby. Our old friend and colleague, Jason stark Hall of Famer, reported this week about the pie slice experiment with defensive shifts that there's going to be this area behind and around second base where defenders are not going to be allowed to stand because baseball wants to restore the good old fashioned single through the middle of the field. When you read this, what did you think? Well, I get it. I think what they're finding out is Jason pointed out and his article is that limiting the shift in the minor leagues actually isn't adding all that many base hits. You know, 'cause you can still stand a guy right behind the second base and cut off those hits up the middle. So yeah, this will add more hits, no doubt, I'm torn on the whole thing, you know, in the end though it gets to, what do you want to reward? That's why the second baseman plane in shallow rape field always bothers me because if you hit a 110 mile an hour laser and there's this guy playing there, you did your job and you're getting you're not getting rewarded, you know, but at 8 hopper up the middle, do we want to reward that? You know, I guess that's what we're debating. So I don't know, I'm okay if it gets a few more hits in the game, I guess maybe that's good. As we've done all these rule changes in recent years, putting the runner at second base in X three innings, et cetera. I've got to the point on it where it's to me. It's all like plastic surgery. You want to create what you want to create.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"You've been going crazy on all star stuff. You know, every year I get a year older and I say, I'm not going to care as much about who makes the teams and whatnot, but it's still fun to debate, right? Buster. Oh, a 100%. And I'm going to follow up on a conversation I had with Tim the other day, which I think is relevant in our conversation today about, you know, guys who are not on the team and maybe how things should be handled differently going into the future. And I get the feeling you're going to agree with me. But before we get to that, let's talk about the Baltimore Orioles. The hottest team in baseball, 9 straight wins, two games out of the wild card race. Go ahead the floor is yours. Busker, let's just put it this way. Are you ready for that Mariners Orioles, ALCS? Wow. I was gonna give you a chance to rant about the Mariners, not getting enough attention, but you know, you went right there, go ahead. No, look, I know you and Tim talked about Baltimore on Monday, but how exciting is this? You know, even through April, we're like, it's gonna be another hundred lost year. They can't pitch, they can't hit, and here they are, 9 in a row, they're in the playoff race, playing in the toughest division in baseball. I don't know if they can sustain it buster, but things are starting to come together. You can see the future. We're gonna have another high draft pick first pick in the draft this year. It's really fun to see after the last four years of absolutely awful, miserable baseball. And you know, maybe they're for real. I don't know. I'd say this. They've now earned the right. The players and as they talked about with Tim on Monday, boy, you're happy for Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins. You know, Brandon Hyde, you know, they're not through this whole conversation about the Orioles and what they've done in recent years in tanking. No one's ever blamed the players, right? These guys show up, they put in their work, they're trying to win every game that they play. So it's neat to see those guys have success. I think ownership now owes the players the addition of more help before we get to the trade deadline, right? And we know they have the financial flexibility to do it. What's their payroll? Whatever it is, it's at the bottom of the majors. You're right. Trey Mancini would be a nice valuable asset for a team looking for first baseman DH, but you're right. You can't sell out the players at this point. They've performed too well. You can't make those trades. Look, are they going to give away good prospects and a blockbuster trade? No, but, you know, there's holes on that team. They can still use pitching help. Maybe an infielder, you know, but yeah, try to add a piece or two at the minimum. Yeah. Because here's the thing. You and I know this is that by the time we get to the trade deadline, you have teams where they, you know, they know they're not going to win. And so if they can shed a little bit of payroll and help their bottom line, they will do it. And the question is on the flip side typically, which is which teams can actually add salary and I don't have a long list of guys that might fit this category at the moment, but there are certainly players. Guys who are headed in free agency in the fall where if you call that team and said, hey, we'd like to take on player X and the remainder of his contract will give you a bag of balls for him. Those deals can be made. And not just for, you know, the bad guys, I'm talking about, you know, good, major league players. Guys who potentially for the Orioles represent some upgrades. Yeah, that's a good point. We saw that last year Cleveland dumped Eddie Rosario to Atlanta for poverty in the ball who they immediately waved. So and that was like only saving a $1 million. How Cleveland operates, but you're right. There are those players that are out there where all you got to do is take on the money. You don't even have to give up a prospect. And there's some speculation that they might do a thing where they, you know, maybe trade a couple pieces strategically, Trey Mancini because he's headed to free agency. No, you can't do that. You can't do that. Now in the race. Yeah, look at that division. I just watched Toronto Seattle play four games. Blue Jays aren't blowing me away right now. They got some problems. The Tampa Bay lineup is horrendous right now. They're three or four guys sitting under 200 every night. So Baltimore can catch those two teams. Those two teams are not powerhouses like we thought. So they are in this thing. All right, I'm going to give you the floor now on your Seattle Mariners. Well, getting a lot of text from my Mariners Friends and as exciting as last year was, we kind of knew that team was a fluke, right? The whole fun differential. They were winning all those extra inning games. By some metrics, they were the best clutch hitting team ever, you know, but it was kind of a fluke. But this year, they're better. And they were 29 and 39. They were dead, buster. They were out of it. They look terrible. They had injuries, but now when I think they won 16 out of 19, Julio Rodriguez, man, buster, this kid is something special. We're going to see him in the All-Star Game. But the key has been the pitching, it's been really good Logan Gilbert's been great. Marco Gonzalez doesn't strike anybody out, but he finds ways to win. And the bullpen, once again, is doing the job. So, and they're going to get some guys back. They should get Mitch hannigan back after the all star break. Hopefully Kyle Lewis and, you know, Jerry de poto. You know he'll do something. Oh, a 100%. There's no doubt about that. And as we sit here today, I think we can say the same thing about the Mariners that we can about every other team in the American League east that it's running behind the Yankees. They're not going to win the division. The Astros are a great team. They're going to win the division. But I do think Dave that when you look at the way this is playing out and you have four teams in the American League, you were going to beat the crap out of each other 5 teams. They're going to hammer away at each other down the stretch. I think there's a chance the Mariners wind up as the number one wild card seed. Yeah, it wouldn't surprise me, you know, the rangers, the angels and the a's are going to play those teams a lot. They have a key stretch coming out of the All-Star Game. I think they have 13 games or ten out of 13 against the Astros and the Yankees. So that's a really big stretch right out of the break. That's why it's really key to try to get Hannah back in the lineup. Hit 39 home runs last year. But I saw something Carl Santana said the other day, you know, about the chemistry and the enthusiasm, probably wasn't a lot of that in Kansas City the last couple of years. And you see this team, they really do have fun and this was the same story last year. Guys like JP Crawford and Rodriguez just really good chemistry guys and you see that on the field with that team.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"For Sunday Night baseball, the rabbit train this weekend will be an Anaheim California because we got the mets playing against the angels and the angels they stop the bleeding for a night, you know? I talked to Perry menasci in their general manager last night and he mentioned to me, you know, we're not this bad. Like we're not dead. I agree with him. I mean, I think that a lot of times you get caught up in 8, ten. I think when it grows to 14, it gets a little more concerning, but as I think I said to you guys during a conference call, we had about Saturday night baseball. I mean, if they had lost 5 in a row, then one one and then lost 7 in a row, they would have lost 12 or 13 games. And that doesn't ever get counted as a 14 or 13 game losing streak because you broke it up with one win. So I didn't go too deep into this is just doomsday for the angels comparing it with other teams that have found themselves three, four, 5 games out of the wild card and the Red Sox are certainly the example that are now in the wildcard. It would be a playoff team and the angels because of the way they banked weasels in the early part of the season are in fine shape. I mean, start to season now to the angels have a chance to get into the playoffs absolutely. Now a lot of things have to go right and they need guys to get healthy, but whether this is just a small band aid that eventually falls off when you dive into the pool or it's something that sticks for the rest of the season. That's kind of what remains to be seen. As of this morning, the angels, two and a half games behind the Red Sox for the third wild card spot on that conference call yesterday, you mentioned the possibility of reaching out to Joe Maddon. What did you make of all that Carl? The fact that they decided to move on from him. Well, I'm not shocked by it. I think we had seen some of the tremors leading up to that decision. And they may have extended into, I don't know last year, depending on what Perry's feelings were about some of the decisions some of the discussions that were had, but I think the walking of Seeger with the basis loaded intentionally was one to raise an eyebrow, and I think a 14 game losing streak continues that. I think my takeaway from the whole thing buster was, I was surprised how aggressive Joe was in his post fire in comments about analytics and the role that they played in this game. Because it seems like he tried to not be dismissive of them when he was very dismissive of them. And it was also interesting. I don't know if you saw the postgame comments from Phil Nevin last night after ohtani pitched so well. And hit the Homer, he kind of fell back on, you can see Otani's body language as one of the indicators as to how the game is going. And body language to me is kind of old school. He said, with Otani, it's really the body language and to see how the swings are on them. And they weren't taking a lot of good swings. And in a lot of ways, that's Nev talking to me about baseball in the 1990s. And it's not about somebody who would look at Otani's spin rate or ohtani's horizontal sweeping movement and say he had that pitch going. So there's this reliance on language that I think was once used that may have taken Perry back a little bit like that's not how we communicate. That's not how we speak here in angels land or really in the Major League Baseball front offices and their managers anymore. So I thought it was interesting that Nevin went to the body language comment, but I think that's what is rooted in the decision to move Joe out. 14 games and some of those things add up to. Here's my chance and I'm going to take it and now it's really on me and Terry's reshape this entire team, these reshaped the front office. He's reshaped the managers office now it's on him. I must say when I read Joe's comments where he was pushing back against analytics, I felt like my instinct was he was kind of planned to stereotype a little bit. Because it said, you know, we hear that dynamic between, well, you know, old school managers, you know, those guys are pushing uphill against people who only care about numbers. And there were a couple things that are interesting about that to me. I think you would agree with me that 15 years ago, when Joe was with the Tampa Bay Rays, he was viewed as one of the most progressive managers. He was a guy who was viewed as being open to applying defensive shift, for example. He was someone who was some of the stuff that the rays did in terms of roster construction. And the other thing too, and we talked about this in the conference call yesterday, permanent is not he's not a numbers guy. Like that is not his background, you know, what he was with it. He grew up basically in the Texas Rangers Clubhouse where his dad worked. He got to know buck showalter, who's like his patron saint in baseball because he liked the work that Perry did, Perry's more of a feel guy. I feel like he likes, you know, culture and mixing the right players and adding the right player at the right time. He's not a guy when you talk to him who's talking about, you know, what some guys, you know, exit velocity is on Tuesdays. And that's part of the reason why I was a little bit surprised by what Joe said. Yeah, I think it's a great question to ask Joe as one of the guys that were on the front line of these things back with Tampa. And now that everybody else has in his, I think, opinion. And we'd have to ask him, gone overboard with the original intent in his idea of what analytics meant and yes, we will shift because it makes sense and sure we'll use Ben sober all over the field. And guess we'll platoon guys, I just think that Joe's impression of analytics is to use them to a degree, but not and I think he believes fall on the sword of analytics when you are making and I think he said it every baseball decision. And I just, I think if you look around baseball today and I.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Bikinis, a researcher at ESPN, who's a honcho on the show, get up and in charge of everything. And that today, ambo includes being the best friend in the world, the Tony La Russa, because when I texted you this morning and asked you for some data behind his decision yesterday, you know what? Maybe there was some rationale behind it. There's no question buster. When I saw this yesterday, I had the same initial reaction as everyone else, which is, what the heck is Tony La Russa doing intentionally walking about her with two strikes. This is baseball in 2022. Nobody can hit with two strikes, right? Well, not really. To be honest with you, Trey Turner is an excellent hitter, and even in the context of his circumstances, I'm not so sure it was the wrong decision, given the information he had at the time. Buster, after the count reaches one and two for trade Turner, this season he's 5 for 15. That's a small sample size. Over the last three seasons, he's betting 360 two with a 6 38 slug and it's the exact situation after a one and two count against a left handed pitcher. So that's enough of a sample that says, you know what? He might do some serious damage here. Not to mention the fact that max muncy was 5 four 40 against left handed pitching, obviously, on deck. Now, does that mean I think Tony larus made the right decision? I don't know. Look, these things are so much easier to judge after they happen. But given all the information that I just laid out, I understand what Tony was doing. Now, I think the obvious kickback here is there's two outs. You're not setting up a double play. There's a left handed hitter that's coming up to the plate. That's obviously not part of the discussion. But on its face, trade Turner still excels in the exact situation in which he was in, max Muncie is awful in the exact situation he was in. Sometimes buster, you can hit a good putt without it going in. Right. And I think if you're sitting in Tony's position and everything you said, I agree with. I think I would have made a different decision than Tony did, but there was certainly data behind it. And I think is he sitting there, he's thinking, okay, who's more likely to get ahead? Trey Turner or max muncy, based on the information, there's no question it's Trey Turner. And thus, there's no question that he made the right decision. And I have to admit buster, it really irked me to read literally hundreds of tweets from keyboard warriors, people that think they know more about baseball than someone who's won nearly 3000 games in the big leagues. Look, Tony la Rus Hall of Fame manager. Clearly Lewis has forgotten more about baseball than any of those people will ever know. Again, I'm with you. I don't know that I would have made that decision. In fact, I probably wouldn't have had the guts to. But that's the difference between Tony La Russa and everybody else. And if you can make the right decision 55% of the time as a manager, you're going to go to the Hall of Fame. He's obviously there. I bet you he slept just fine last night with that the decision that he made of that I'm confident in saying. I would say this if I were covering the White Sox today, the conversation that I would have with Tony would be, you know what? A lot of those numbers may not necessarily apply with the left hander he had on the mount at that moment. Bennett suzu is a pitcher is not a shutdown lefty so far in his career. Lefties have an OPS over 800. So that would be one part that I would say, you know what I mean? Is you're sort of factoring in all these things. That would be the one question I would have with Tony. All that data maybe doesn't apply with this particular left hander. Totally fair, but only contrary buster, the worst argument you can make today is the league's only hitting one 60 with two strike counts this year. You know what? The league is not trade Turner. He's way better than the league average hitter. And you know what? Trade turned her sitting with a platoon advantage, all right? And this is what makes baseball great. Every decision comes with a terabyte. Of data points. And look, that's what makes this thing so fun. But do I think the fact that max muncy hit a home run means that Tony made the wrong decision? Absolutely unequivocally not. You know, a week ago, Tony La Russa would have been in the conversation for maybe the best manager in the history of baseball. But that's not the case anymore. Rob Thompson clearly is. Undefeated. The Phillies never lose with rob in the dugout. Contrary to popular sabermetric belief, the only thing that matters in baseball as we now know is who's managing the team. That is what that is what these Phillies prove. I want to take you back a week ago when you and I think sort of shared the same thought here, which was firing Joe Girardi was putting lipstick on a pig. The police don't have a good roster. And the Phillies fire and George Rodney is just something to do that says we did something. Well, I guess it shows how much I know in that context because there are 6 and O since the firing, they scored 47 runs and allowed 14 runs. It's the team's best run differential in any fixed game span since May of 2008 believes one the World Series, of course, that season. And a glimmer of hope as we move forward here because of course the Phillies are going to lose again sometime soon. Probably this weekend. Kelly has played the most difficult schedule in the national league to date and moving forward only the Cardinals own and easier one. Now, I don't necessarily think the Phillies are on the fast track to the playoffs by any stretch of the imagination. But like you said, I mean, rob Thompson is now at least equal to, if not greater than Connie Mack. But the Phillies might be the third best team in the division. And according to you, the second best team might be the New York mets in the national league. How come? Because as baseball gambling becomes more and more popular buster, I'm just always sort of on the lookout now for numbers or lines or odds that jump out to me and I found one yesterday and I wanted to present to you and your listeners. That number is plus 300. Plus 300 that is the number that you can get the braves at to win the national league east. There are three to one. In my opinion, outstanding value for a team this good. Here's my logic. So right now there are 6 and a half games back last year there were as many as 8 games back in the middle of June. We know that lead was not insurmountable. So there's some history there. Going back to 2019 now and I'm going to exclude 2020 because it was only 60 game season. Atlanta is two games under 500 through the month of May, 53 games over from June on..
"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"Yeah, and you know, last subject to touch on, you know, there was a lot of pride week throughout the weekend last week. And it's something I do want to touch on real quick because there were a few raise players that did opt not to wear it. Which is their right. I totally disagree with this. I can't stress this enough. But the reason why is because I played with multiple homosexual players that never told a single teammate or anybody about it. And as someone that has played this game as you have Tony, you know, I unfortunately spent most of my time in the minor leagues. I spent most of my time in triple-A, and I got a couple of cups of coffee, which was great. But I can't stress enough how hard it was that grind, you know, there were times where I lived in my car in my career. And grinded it out. And I did this all while being completely outward who I was, and I had the luxury of doing that. I had other teammates who didn't. And I will think about that for the rest of my life. How hard I struggled personally and mentally through my career. And I didn't even have to hide who I was. It breaks my heart when I think about it because any distraction can harm you in this game or any game. I can't imagine that type of burden, which I don't think is a burden, but they feel it is because you have teammates like this that are going out, putting out these statements. Well, because of religion, I don't agree with your existence. And that's something that does truly irk me. And I hope we can get it. Yeah, you know, we're still, we're still trying to, it seems like as a society. It seems like we've come a long way, but there's still some steps we need to take in terms of inclusion. And you're right, the game is hard enough as it is. And to have to carry that and it's not it's only a burden because they have to, you know, they have to keep it a secret for fear of, you know, what the reaction will be and how they'll be treated thereafter. And we've come a long way, but there's just a lot more space that we need to cover, especially in terms of sexuality in our society. And it is sad. Nobody should have to feel like they have to keep that a secret, but you know, that is where we are and, you know, hopefully we can move to get better. It is sad. It does make, especially when you've done the grind, to know that somebody is having to take on a whole nother element that you and I didn't have to take on on top of that grind. It is sad. And I don't know that I've ever played, I don't know of any that have come out. And then he said that they were homosexuals, but at the end of the day, I'm positive. I played with some. Just, you know, it was just a secret and they didn't tell anybody. I mean, just, I mean, just based on numbers alone. I mean, listen, my dad locker next to Billy Beane. That didn't come out until after he retired. That he was actually a gay man. And having met Billy being multiple times a 100% his story and what he struggled with, man. I mean, listen, so I think back to being a kid in that locker room and knowing what I know now, like, man, he had to be so, so uncomfortable in that locker room. It was just a different time at that point. And at that time, nobody knew, you know, he was locked right next to my dad. Nobody knew, but it is a sad situation. We just got to get past it. We got to do better is ultimately what we have to do. But yeah, you do mention there has been progress in that, you know, we are celebrating pride nights. 5 years ago, this was never even on the docket of a possibility. So we are growing, I would just like us to grow faster. So many areas, right? It's so big here. Yes. Please. Please. Well, on that note, guys, it's been a great show and it's gonna be an amazing week of baseball. I am of the week. What are you most excited for? Me, I'm not gonna lie. I get it. We're both padre Holmes. Matt series is gonna be. I'm fortunate enough to be doing these games on TV this week. There's these three games. So tune in is gonna be a lot of fun. This is gonna be, this is gonna be one of those marquee series, for sure. Early season marquee series. You heard it here. That's right. Mets, Padres, and Tony gwyn junior covering the entire series. There's no reason to watch anything else, ladies and gentlemen. Tony, where can people find you outside, of course? You can find me on Twitter at Tony Gwynn junior on IG at Tony underscore Gwynn junior, plus you can catch me on Gwen and Chris Monday through Friday from two to 6 p.m. here in San Diego. Absolutely. You can follow me on Twitter at decker 6, and you can follow me on Instagram, anti hero baseball, and of course all the shows I'm doing on Odyssey and the bell QL network. Please follow me. And like, share and subscribe to big time baseball on the Odyssey app and wherever you get your favorite podcasts. That's it for us. Enjoy your week, enjoy you some baseball. That's it. Beat it..
"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"NL east was last year. Like nobody's really doing it. You look at the last ten games. The first place team is four 6. Minnesota's four and 6 in the last ten. White Sox are also four and 6 in the last tip. Cleveland 6 and four. So nobody is really like playing great baseball and as long as you leave a team like that, the White Sox without that kind of talent. Once they get healthy, if you don't pull away from them, you are going to run the risk of them snatching it from you just like we saw the braves do to the mets last year. And I think that's where they'll be at the end of the season. All right, well, we are roughly at the 50 game mark of the season and if the playoffs were to start right now. Here are your national league teams in the playoffs. And what do you think of this? Dodgers mets Padres, brewers, cardinals, giants, braves, Diamondbacks, Phillies, on the, what do you think of these teams, by the way, that have a shot? And I'm funny, I love that one team's in here because this one team is a fourth place team. But I've been telling everybody, please do not sleep. I know you're talking about the diving back to this. I mean, this team is good, man. They're really, really good and they just have the misfortune of being located in Phoenix, man. They are so good. And listen, I've always felt like Tori lavello ball clubs play hard for. Like no matter what their talent is, they always play hard. And so now this year, you got some young guys that have been infused in there. You got some guys who are gotten their feet wet now and we got a little more confidence. And they play, they play hard. And so they're in a lot of games. They're pitching staff. They're starting rotation has been really good this year. So again, like I said with the project, when you have good start in pigeon, right? And you're able to play defense. You're going to be in every ball game. Because they're not going to score a whole bunch of runs on you. And so that's why the Diamondbacks are a team to watch. But out of all these teams, the team I would least want to face and I'm not being a Homer is a Padres. I would hate to face them in a series, a playoff series because they can run out some fantastic pitching and they have this knack for getting the big hit when they need to. They're not going to make very many mistakes. And you know, Cody, come playoff time. The teams that win are the teams that make the fewest mistakes. It's not necessary. You're not going to have too many blowouts. So the teams that make the fewest mistakes have the best chance to advance. That's the Padres. That's why they're the scariest team on this list if you ask me. I agree with you on top of this. Here's the other thing. I think the Padres are what everyone thinks are. Yeah. The brewers are not bad. I can't stress this enough. The brewers are a good team because they got a great pitching staff. I think the Padres have the exact same pitching staff, only they can out hit the hell out of the brewers. And again, the Padres are a team that just kind of get ignored throughout baseball. Maybe it's because of proximity location or even distance to Los Angeles or something, but I feel like there are two teams that we just never hear enough about and it's the Padres and the rays and these are two teams that will be in the playoffs because we look over the American League side. Same exact thing. Yankees, Astros, Blue Jays raised twins, Red Sox. We didn't bring up the White Sox. We didn't bring up a few teams. What do you think, man? I mean, are there teams that were not mentioning that we should be mentioning in that? I mean, are you talking about on American League side? I'm assuming. I think the team that we always overlook and you just Mitch them is a Tampa race. Like they consistently get to this point and they do it under the radar because the unorthodox way they do it. Another team that's not getting a lot of noise, which is kind of unusual to me, is the Astros. I feel like, I feel like this team has reigned over the American League west. And I think because they've lost a superstar. It seems like every free agency for the last 5 years. We've gradually talked about them less and less and less. And now it's weird to say this team is 8 games up 8 and a half games up in American League west. And I feel like they're not being talked about at all. Okay. I'm going to put some of the blame on not necessarily you and me, Tony, but I'm talking about the whole media group as a whole. But you and me are definitely partially to blame because you and I have said this on this show many times. We truly thought that the Astros were not going to be winning this year. We truly thought this. All of us thought this was the Mariners turn, finally. We all thought the angels were gonna be somewhat real this year. And we all looked at Correa and Springer Bing gone. I mean, coal gone. Getting back Verlander at 40 after Tommy John surgery, we weren't expecting him to be Justin Verlander still. Listen, and also let's let's not, let's not pretend that we all didn't want them finally. I think it has a lot to do with it too. I mean, we really wanted it to happen. So we all tried so hard to will it into existence and unfortunately we can't have nice things. So the Astros are here to speak. If we can't have nice things. And you know, credit to dusty baker, credit to that, that Astros front office. I mean, they've patched it together. They're not only passed together. They basically replace some parts that you felt like were almost irreplaceable, right? I mean, Carlos Correa leaves for Minnesota. Then they all of a sudden have this kid at shortstop that is basically not only filling in the void. He's doing it quite well at the shortstop position at such a young age. And I guess I shouldn't be surprised by what we've seen from the Astros, but I mean, when you see a young kid like paying you come up and just, you know, make himself at home. And then you see Verlander who he does have a little bit of this Nolan Ryan to him, right? It just seems like no matter how old he gets, he'll still be able to pinpoint a heater and when he needs to get a little bit extra, he can go back into tank and grab it and find a 96, 97 for you. He's going to be a Hall of Famer when it's all said and then it helps to have guys like that on your roster. You know, can I ask you a question, Johnny? This is something this actually just kind of it's not on the rundown. It just kind of pops in my head. We're talking about dusty a little bit. I don't have a lot of regrets in my career. I mean, I have one or two little things here and there. Like I always think about 2016, I had the choice between signing between three teams and there was one that I wanted to sign with and I didn't sign with the cubs, but I wanted to. I ended up signing with the royals, which was not necessarily a bad decision. It was just not the right decision. My other regret was like, I never got a chance to go play in Japan. I really wanted to play in Japan. And my last regret, I always wanted to play for dusty baker. It was like a dream of mine to play for dusty. A combination of my mentor growing up was Reggie Smith, have his best friend was dusty. So I always thought playing for dusty would be like playing for Reggie. So it was just a dream of mine. And I'm jealous of every player on the Astros that gets this. I had a bunch of friends that played for dusty, and they have made it so that that's all, that's one of the only regrets I have is that I never got a chance to play for them because everybody you talk to that's played for them. Only has great things to say. He only seems to get the best out of his guys. And that's somebody you want to play for, right? That's somebody who gets it, who understands the everyday grind of it. And that can't be said for everybody. And that's the reality of it. And I think you're right. I mean, you had a great mentor in Reggie Smith. I mean, one of the hitting gurus best hitting grooves of all time, in my opinion. But him and dusty seem like they're cut from that same cloth. And yeah, no, no, I'm with you on that. I wish I could have had the chance to.
"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"My favorite the one, the only Tony Gwynn junior who was much better of a baseball player and much better of a professional smart ass than I am, but he's here with me, slumming it here on big time baseball as we talk about everything we love and don't love about the game right now. And Tony, first things first, your pods, man. Love them, love them, love them. How you doing? Man. Good to be with you code. As always. They're playing some good ball, man. We just came off that 7 game roadie that started horribly. They get swept in St. Louis. The offense was anemic and then on Thursday, you fly into Milwaukee. Offense wakes up a little bit and then Taylor Rogers has a hard time closing it out. Brewers walk off and you would think after those four losses, like, oh man, here we go, you've had some three straight bad losses and in one heart, heartbreaking loss. And then they bounce back. They win the next 3M and walk you, they take three or four, they do two things really well. I think probably as good if not better than everybody else. They start pitching is unbelievable. I mean, they lead the league in quality start. Joe musgrove leading away right now, he's got to be your NL starter in the All-Star Game. And they play defense. They don't make very many mistakes. And then that little short four game skid they had, the one thing they do offensively, but they come up with timely hits. They hadn't been coming up with those in that four game losing streak, but the last three games, you started to see that kind of timely hitting come about and this is a good team. I don't think they're going anywhere. And my guess is come deadline time. They'll make some moves or whatever moves they feel necessary to help this ballclub, but this team is well managed, they got the right kind of veterans and their locker room. This is a good thing they got going in San Diego right now. Yeah, they do. And they do have the coming in and the mets just had a, you know, split a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And you know, the mets are banged up a little bit, but they are still a devastatingly good team, one of the best in baseball, but you brought up Joe musgrove, man. And of course, the pods themselves going still kind of going neck to neck with Los Angeles Dodgers, looking at them right now. Pods are 30 and 20, man, 600 winning percentage. There are only three games back of the Dodgers right now, and I mean, we all agree, and we all agreed last year as well, that the Dodgers are the very best team in baseball. They're just ridiculous, but hey man, it's not a foregone conclusion that they're going to win this. In fact, somebody asked me the other day on one of my other shows. If I were to lay down a bet right now, what would I lay down? The Dodgers to win the NL west or the brewers to win the NL central. And everyone's first thought immediately is the Dodgers and also the odds are better for the higher for the Dodgers to win their division, but the brewer is going to win their division by 20 games pretty much it looks like and the Dodgers might if they do win the division with the Padres in there. They might only win it by three or four if they're lucky if the Padres don't continue to get healthier and better because the Padres are doing this with Fernando tatis. Listen, I think if you want to make some money, that's certainly the way to go is the brewers. I mean, I think after watching Milwaukee after watching cardinals and back to back series, they're both really, really good teams, but the brewers started brewers pitching. And by the way, they're doing this banged up as well. I mean, a diamond has been out. This is missed some time. Woodward's out right now with an ankle. They've got some injuries on that brewer's ball club and yet they're still finding ways win. I like where you're going with it, the code. I think Milwaukee, although the Dodgers have reigned and are probably the best roster in baseball, I still think the brewers are a better bet in order to win a national league central versus what the Dodgers are dealing with. Dodgers got at least two, three teams in that division that can give them issues in terms of winning the division. Milwaukee really only has the cardinals to deal with. The other three teams in that division are not very good. Yeah, it's just the fact. I mean, look at them. They're the reds. The reds are terrible. The pirates, not great. Not great. It's a two team race. And the Cardinals, I think, are playing above where they really are. They're pitching way above where they've been. I mean, miles Michael is up until his most recent start. Now miles Mike is a very good pitcher, but he had a one ERA going into his last start and he has missed no starts this year. He's been so he's been psy young worthy this season. So it's been a phenomenal year over there in St. Louis as well, but yeah, you guys got to assume the Cardinals have that. I mean, the brewers truly have that division well in his hand. And I do want to bring up another player you mentioned about the Padres. Joe musgrove. Man, I said the other day when he was facing Cory burns that this is going to be Joe musgrove's true coming out party. Now when I say that, his coming out party was right last year when he threw that no hitter and had an unbelievable season and I've been saying for a while that I think Joe musgrove is the Padres ace and he's been the Padres since he signed I hear no lies. He's currently sitting at plus 600 for the NL Cy Young second best odds against the pitcher that he beat the other night who's currently sitting with plus three 25. Listen, I've been telling people to jump on Joe musgrove for weeks and weeks and weeks. If you don't jump on Joe Musk, if you're a gambling guy at all and you don't jump on Joe musgrove now, you're gonna miss on the boat because he's just gonna be the best pitcher in the stop gambler. If you're not taking Joe musgrove right now for real. It's a pretty easy grab right now and get the chance to watch this guy every 5th day is nothing short of remarkable the way he goes about it. He's unique from the standpoint is you gonna get his repertoire his 5 pitch 6 pitch repertoire you gonna get all of it and at any given time and as a hitter as you know Cody, when a pitcher has no fear of throwing any pitch at any time, you can't eliminate anything and it makes it way, way more difficult as we saw as he took that no hitter into the 8th before Colton Wong.
"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"Works for you, your neighbor, your neighbor's neighbor and his neighbor's neighbor. It's roundup. Weed and grass killer with short shot want. When used as directed always read and follow pesticide label directions. Your tuned in to big time baseball with Tony gwyn junior John hayman and Cody decker. But in terms of the ball, that is that is the thing that I have been watching the most. And it was interesting. I went back and looked at like 2019, which was the last real regular season fans from the start, right? I got to about 40 guys, I believe. Of who hit 20 home runs or more. And the list and the number at that point was 24. I hadn't even gotten into the high 20s at that point. That's how many guys to your point about, you know, not everybody being able to drive the ball to the ballpark. These are back to the baseballs that I think most of us remember, whether there was a time where it was power hitters and guys who could who had that attribute that were doing it, not everybody. And so I think it has a level to playing field and it has brought a little more value to guys who hit the ball on the line. It's also going to affect how analytics data was brought up, right? Because if the ball has changed that much, the data was based off of a lot of it recently on that ball that we were using. And it gave a specific exit velocity a specific launch angle that usually got the ball to ballpark was seeing those numbers and balls aren't getting out of the ballpark anymore, John. Yeah, absolutely. It certainly affects everything. And I think it was a good idea. Yeah. It was a reaction in 2019 where everybody was a home run hitter again. You know, going back to like the steroid years and they finally said, let's make the game a little the way it should be, which is I mean, it's not 1968, but obviously the batting averages are down. The home runs are down a bit. But I like it better that we have, you know, real home run hitters, and we have real stars, not everybody's going to hit 20 home runs. And you know, other players will have their roles and do their thing. And you know, I think it's positive. We won't get into it. I like the fact that they're going to legislate against the shift next year because we got to get that batting average up. That's a debate for another day, but I know a lot of people are very much against that, but you know, this has been going for 15 years when the race started the shift and players just have not been able to adjust. I think I've given up on that. And the one thing one thing you've mentioned was the AL MVP, which is interesting. Yeah, you know what? I think he's probably the favorite because of what he can do going forward. I mean, he's obviously been very good already, both ways. But if it was a vote today, I think it's today, I think it was a judge or drought. Although, you know, what has been pretty amazing to him. The angels, they got three MVP kids, right? But I think it's probably at the moment. And I agree that, you know, if you look at the big picture, macro, as they say, the year who's the favorite Otani is the probably the favorite, but right now, if you had a vote, I think it's a drought judge vote and you know, it's great to see proud judge Aaron Arnold Machado, you know, I think that's the way it should be. In growing companies, there's two kinds of CFOs. The one overwhelmed with manual processes, errors, and lack of control of the numbers, and the one who uses NetSuite. By Oracle, the number one cloud financial system, with visibility and.
"baseball" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Think in that sort of specific way. Like if you do a job and you know it pretty intimately, you're going to think about it in very specific terms. But I also think it helps in terms of explanation and making stuff accessible. It's when stuff gets kind of vague that I think it actually becomes a lot accessible. I did trim a lot of baseball back. Out of the book. I'm not gonna lie. There was, I would say, somebody in a review, and it was really nice review. Said, there's actually not a huge amount of gameplay, which is true. There's a lot of baseball, but I think there's only like three or four three or four baseball game scenes. And so I think that that's also the feeling of you want to sort of be in the world and in the baseball is the atmosphere around them. But it's not exactly like the same way that a sports movie would have a lot of gameplay scenes that sort of sort of culminated championship. And as you said, the other thing about the book is, you know, it's called unwritten rules for a reason. I would say I brought a lot of I love little B baseball a whole lot. I love the sport. I will watch it. Love that lead on this now available on MLB TV and we'll sort of like, I will watch baseball reruns. It's sort of that level of stuff. But I have a lot of and a lot of people have a lot of criticisms of the way that MLB organized baseball with a capital B runs. And I kind of wanted the book to not ignore those things that you can have a roommate certainly that doesn't get into the politics of baseball, but it felt to me that I couldn't write that authentically given my sort of relationship to the sport. And so the main character kind of goes through an arc.
"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.
"baseball" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"Cody decker. Welcome back to another week here in major league baseball. You are listening to big time baseball for here for odyssey sports. I'm cody decker. Form professional baseball player turned professional. Smart ass on the radio and most importantly with me as always the single greatest human being who has ever lived in major league baseball history. He is tony when junior. Tony how you doing brother code. How about yourself man. Is this whole playoff things. Starting to heat up my man it's going in such crazy directions and utter chaos really. We've talked about chaos lately and you know it's almost like major league baseball. You have a pretty good idea going into september. What the playoff picture is gonna look like and yeah we know what it looks like at the top of the divisions but the wild cards are just that they are wild as hell right now both in the al and the nl teams coming out of the woodwork teams. That i've been telling people to pay attention to for so long and now finally people who have no choice but to pay attention because a lot other teams faltering but before we get to the wildcards we gotta talk a little bit about the hall of fame inductions yesterday. Three new members of the hall pretty cool good speeches. Of course obviously larry walker and of course derek. Jeter but your guy. Ted simmons dude has maybe the single greatest voice of any human being that's ever lived. I felt like it was being bathed in dark chocolate. Just slowly but do not ted does have a very soulful voice and I listen one of the one of the. If not the smartest baseball mine i've ever had the privilege of being around. He was my bench coach for two years. Once in Milwaukee no a an oh nine. He was the bench coach. In in san diego And so he's he is a very playful guy At times but also a very serious individual and you kinda gotta a taste of that during his speech like he is He is which i think. You called a morgan freeman as a little morgan freeman. But here. here's my direct. And i think. I really got this down. I think i nailed him. I think with the looks. He's got the exact identical looks of steve coogan and the voice of a middle aged. Rick dees okay. Okay okay The first gentlemen's an actor right. Neider british british actor. If you google them. It's the spitting image. It's frightening actually saw a picture. It's it's it's. he's a older version. So it's a pretty pretty good pretty good but yeah man. He's glad to see both him. Obviously derek larry walker all get in there and I mean i got to see Larry walker play. Obviously we all got to see derek. Jeter play Those two guys were were especially for me larry walker. I got to see a lot of him. And my dad went up a few times in the For the batting title he was just one of those freaks of nature I loved the story. He told a you know a lot of people we think. Mark grant who was The tv Analyst for for san diego's talents story about larry walker in are one of the minor league spots the same store he told yesterday were ball. Hit line drive. He goes back to the base but he cuts across the field and couldn't understand. You know why he was called out after beating the throw. A lot of people don't believe that story. And i thought it was hilarious that he actually told it for part of his fame speed. You went to more amazing than that on top of that it's funny. He's told that. Story the other story. Which i think he's better known for but the fun fact when he was on the montreal expos. He played a game at dodger stadium. Where yes i was at the game. I was like seven years old. I was sitting there in the stands wondering why jose offer them going first to third on a fly ball routine to right field. It was madness. No one understood what was going on. And i remember thinking he tried to go he did. He went back and got the ball from the ball through it. And i'm like he didn't edge something in his speech last night that finally it all clicked for me because he said i never really played more than like thirty games a year until i was sixteen hockey was first and then it became a baseball player. Kind of at seventeen on my. That's why he didn't know the rules exists why he cut as retouching the basis just took a beeline imagine. Why see that in real life. I think i would follow the floor. Laughing and watching. The guy gets furious after it had to be the greatest thing ever. I larry walker fan. I mean as a kid now you mentioned how he your dad and he both them both always had the batting title. I remember when i was a little kid and my next door neighbors. They were twins. We played baseball. We were the same age we always played like basically like backyard baseball with tennis balls and the rule was we could never hit with our normal sides hand. I couldn't hit right handed so we always pick full on left-handed teams. And i remember. I always hit and do impressions of larry walker a rail langford and the only reason i didn't get tony. Gwynn is my other friend. Pick them first so you had you had to completely different stats like standing straight up railing. Ferdinand you had the kind of spread out. Larry walker man. I mean he was. I mean look go back and look at some of his numbers he put up some crazy homerun. Rbi totals in the same year and that was really before getting to Colorado once he got to colorado day went up even more and Like i said it was good to see him. Obviously jeeter no. I don't think anybody had any doubt jeeter was gonna be any shout out to all who helped can get an including the one guy who didn't vote for him now. It was supposed to be those. Were supposed to be public. Then they kind of went back on and said now. We won't necessarily do it. That way I would like to know who the one guy who said that. He shouldn't be how famous i want. Never understand it for the rest. My very certain. There's certain people who are voting for the hall of fame that i feel like just for certain actions. I don't care if it's for protest or whatever. You shouldn't be allowed to vote because derek jeter doused is just unanimous. Not in question like me. I almost started losing my faith in people when trevor hoffman wasn't the first ballot guy like trevor hoffman deserves. His own wing let alone be in the hall of fame that that whole can't get in on the first ballot thing is is is one of the most ridiculous things by all by all measurements That i've that. I think we we experienced in sports. Like the whole idea that you can't get in on the first ballot base just because basically is is so mind-blowing to me but you know it is what it is and you know. The thought was if they made it public. You would you'd get rid of that and no one year they did They did get rid of it right. I think mariana rivera went in without any body confronted. Because they knew they'd be exposed. Now that kinda gone back under dark again..
"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Podcast network. I'm your host kevin. Mahalick appreciate you guys tuning in if you haven't checked the sound social media do yourself a favor and over twitter follow m. c. underscore baseball. You guys can follow us on twitter. There stay up to date with all of our latest takes our opinions whatever we got going on here as recently as tonight we tweeted out is bryce harper. The best player in baseball no but he has a case. There was recently a report out there. Bryce harper's batting to ninety five with a four eighteen on ason five seventy eight slugging percentage with one hundred and fourteen runs. Forty one doubles three triples. Thirty seven home runs ninety one and nineteen stolen basis over his last one hundred and sixty two games played so over the last full season. Two ninety five thirty seven home runs ninety one. Rbi's forty one doubles and he's been on base safely two hundred eighty seven times during that stretch. So you guys can get good. Quality takes like that and you can interact with us. Leave us a comment is bryce harper. Overrated is the underrated. Where do you stand. it's the best way to interact with. Not only myself but patrick here. The two hosts bringing you guys. The baseball podcasts. Here weekly biweekly twice a week. Whatever you wanna call it here. But when you're done on twitter head over to facebook check out the gsm see baseball podcast. Page just type in gmc baseball into that search icon and you'll be brought up to our facebook page and then when you're done with all that you feel like getting a little bit professional out there head over to linked in you can follow..
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast
"That all the time. We one of my favorite thing. I prefer minor league baseball over major league baseball for that reason And i've i've made that very clear i've been minor league. Ballparks all over the country it's one of my favorite things to do. I invite him with me as often as possible. I had a group. Come with me Two sundays ago to the greenville drive game and they had never been to a baseball game before and they said i had no idea it could be so much fun. I had no idea it would be so enjoyable and this was there. Were four kids the this twelve the oldest was i think sixteen or seventeen. It was. It was a great experience. But you can talk right in and then you can watch and yeah moves the nuances of the game. I've spent my entire career In either major league ballparks are minor league. Ballparks and i can tell you that they are vastly different experiences. And you go. And i'm not. I am not weighing one against the other or saying qualitatively. One is better than the other i. I love major league baseball. I love to watch the best athletes in the world performed the most beautiful game in the world. All of that is great and it has its its purpose but there's also a an entirely different reason for going to minor league games and that is we don't want to spend a fortune wanna go out and have a nice night out with our friends or with our family. Let the kids have some fun hot dogs and ice cream and let's let let's just all have a good time and it's not going to break the family bank so you know it's a different experience. It's apples and oranges. What it is it is right. Yeah because that's like. I go to a big league game to watch the game like i don't wanna be bugged. I don't necessarily want to be talked to to experience. That last week do a arizona diamondbacks game and flew out. There took him to a game and he was like stop. I'm a extrovert right. I i got the whole section saying you know cheering with me in every been brad sitting there like shh stop. It was so funny. Yeah but yeah. But i'm really bring when i go to a minor league game though i'm willing to talk to people around me but yeah no but back to the knockout real quick though. I do have a question for you. Because i mean i guess you've kind of already answered but it's one of make. Sure him i guess on the right track your because my initial thought was why not play two or three innings before you go in you know before you go into. The knockout but was was ever considered was considering go maybe to the twelfth any tenth inning or just straight economically economically sound. Go straight into it. It defeats the purpose Applying any extra innings. I mean again. If i you know i always said if if i were the president of a league i would do away with extra innings altogether and well. I became the president of league. In the first thing i did was get rid of. It's the one. Is the one promise i made in life that i actually kept. Yes while the reason i had that that was just because like in soccer though play like extra time and hockey the plan extra period things like that and that was that was i had the initial thought but when.
"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"We got a fantastic show up for you guys here today. A lot to talk about a lot to discuss starting out with the olympics baseball back in the olympics. We're going to get into that here. A little bit since the opening ceremonies are tomorrow friday. The twenty third with games following soon thereafter. So another baseball opportunity to talk about with you. Guys get you up to date on. Who's on team. Usa some big names across the board. I some other countries let you guys know. The preview of ultimately the olympic baseball tournament. That will be taken place here. Then we're going to get into buyers or sellers so little game here where i'm going to run through every team and let you guys know if they will be buying or selling over the next week or so here. Some teams were on the fence. Some teams undecided. I'm going to give you guys might take on ultimately which way they're going to fall in who could potentially be moved from those sellers and who the buyers are looking to pick up here moving forward and then we'll wrap things up with some injury updates. Some rumors keeping you guys posted on the latest across this week with major league baseball so jumping right into the olympic conversation olympic. Baseball is back. I mean this comes and goes right. Baseball was dropped from the twenty twelve olympics twenty-six olympics. It's already been dropped again for the twenty twenty four paris games but is expected to return in twenty twenty eight in los angeles this year than normal eight nation tournament. Sir past was cut down to six for here This summer in tokyo there are two groups of three for the formats you have group stage knockout stage and then the metal stage at the end. I'll give you some of those dates here in a minute. But the two groups you have group a which is the dominican republic the host nation of japan and mexico and then you have group b. which includes the united states israel and south korea and again the group stage the first round only determines the seedings for the double elimination ten game knockout stage. The schedule opens up on july. Twenty eighth you have the group stage taken place for a couple of weeks on the twenty eighth through the thirty first or not a couple of weeks a couple of days the twenty eighth to the thirty first then you have the knockout stage from sunday august i to wednesday august fourth followed by the semifinals wednesday and thursday august fourth and fifth and then the gold medal and bronze games on saturday august seventh so the entire tournament runs a couple of weeks here just looking at some of the history again when it comes to baseball in the olympics in nineteen ninety two cuba won the gold medal. Chinese taipei won silver in japan. Won bronze in one thousand nine hundred ninety. Six cuba once again was the gold medal winner. Japan took silver in the. Usa took bronze then in the year. Two thousand usa won the gold medal. Cuba took silver in korea. Run the bronze in two thousand. Four cuba once again took gold. Australia makes its first appearance at data. Silver medal winner. Then you have japan with the bronze-medal. And then lastly in two thousand and eight. You have south korea. Winning gold cuba winning silver in the usa winning bronze and previewing some of the other teams throughout the bracket before we get into team usa's roster and ultimately who will be representing the united states of america. You have japan who earned. It's spot in the sixteen field is the host country. But they are the number one ranked club in the world baseball slash softball confederation. The wb sc they are the baseball world ranking so they would have certainly made the event anyway. They are led by former yankees. Ace marsha hero tanaka. He's the most notable name to the casual observer but this team is littered with talent from the napalm professional baseball league. Which is the professional japan leg that we covered in probably more detail than i ever anticipated covering last year during the corona virus pandemic in the delay of the major league baseball season but the nippon professional baseball league halted season to help bolster the roster for the hosts and the rightful favorites of the tournament. So major league baseball refused to shut down here. Which meant if you were on the forty man roster. You are unable to attend in play for the usa but the host nation of japan shut down their professional league to have some of their top talent. Represent them in the In the olympics ear moving forward so Let's see south. Korea has the second best team based on the wb sc rankings and chinese taipei is ranked second it looks like in the koreans are ranked third all of those guys ahead of the usa at number four but the two thousand and eight gold medalist are led by former k b o star and major league baseball slugger. Hyung-soo kim who's bad has come up for south korea and past international competition so he's been a stalwart for korea throughout their past experiences internationally. You also have the dominican republic who narrowly avoided missing this year's field. They had to sweep the wbz baseball final qualifier in late june to secure the sixth and final spot. But don't count these guys out. Even though they were a late addition to the field that dominicans pitching staff has been rebuilt ahead of this event. They also have some key offensive players. You guys well know the names. Former major league baseball stars. Jose batista up milky cabrera. They also have minor league. Standout julio rodriguez who ranked says the number three overall prospect in major league baseball per baseball america so some young talent Filtered in with some veteran guys like batista and cabrera so there will be names. You recognize on the dominican republic team. You also have team mexico. They make a surprise run. They bested team usa and the two thousand nine hundred wbz twelve qualifying event. And that came without former mlb star adrian gonzalez who joined the mexican baseball league in twenty twenty one ahead of the olympic games. And we'll be the biggest name you guys recognize for mexico in the event here. Israel is the only team ranked outside of the top ten in the latest rankings. However it was the first nation to qualify after dominating the wb europe africa qualifier. Back in two thousand in nineteen the headliner. For the israel team ian kinzler who helped lead the us to its world. Baseball classic victory in two thousand seventeen but playing for israel here in the olympics. Moving forward so where are the arts when it comes to these teams right some gambling odds for you guys out. There who are in a state that allows sports gambling you have there's been some fluctuation in the arts but the latest odds i've been able to see our japan is currently the favorite at plus.