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Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on The Jim Rome Show
"Words, a slide piece of four seamer Ah cutter. Well, that's going to change up. Sit your ass down. Eight innings of ace belief and a season high 13 K's for the Isla Vista icon. Cleveland gets a much needed dub, and when I said earlier about being historic, that's not just something on throwing around. That's not a turn of phrase. He's historic. I meant that for Shane Robert Beaver. That gives him 48 strikeouts on the season ties him with no one Freaking Ryan for the most all time through the first four starts of the year. Also, according to Elias Sports, he now has 10 plus strikeouts in each of his first four starts this year, meaning he's the first pitcher with 10 plus case in his first four starts since the mound was moved. To its current distance back in 18 93. Yeah, I don't know. If you do something in the sport of baseball that has not been done since 18 93. You're pretty freaking filthy. 18 freaking 93 not 1993. 18 93. So if you thought that I was done Listing off numbers from my dude. Yeah, Wrong here.
Hosmer delivers late for Padres in 5-2 win over Dodgers
"Eric Hosmer went two for four with two RBIs as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers five to two Hosmer tied the game in the seventh inning with an RBI double then drove in the go ahead run in a three run eighth inning as San Diego avoided the series sweep ending the Dodgers eight game winning streak the Padres first baseman talks about how important it was to get this victory last couple times we play these guys they've all been really good baseball games we've always felt that we've been all these games were right there so it was nice today to get over that hump and be on the right side of this one Trevor Bauer started for the Dodgers allowing just a run on three hits over six innings with seven strikeouts while Snell starting for the Padres went five innings allowed just two runs on two hits with seven strikeouts as well both would end up with no decisions Philip gone San Diego
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on The Jim Rome Show
"You know, Snoop getting baked. Is not like this. Like I don't know what Dale Ahoy was on, but that's very different. And these guys rolling up a blunt Smoking during Before or after. All right, so If you want to call you go right ahead. I do want to point your attention to a stud in case you have not been paying attention, or are not clear or not aware of the nastiest, filthiest player in the game right now, who is icing fools left and right. That's what it Hand smack He's got you covered. I mean, you should all be in the know. But just in case you're not in the know I got you. The man dealing the most filth in the game is the same man who dominated baseball year ago in winning the American League Cy Young Award. He also happens to be a man that I'm quite familiar with since he walked onto the legendary U C Santa Barbara cultural Baseball team. Back in 2014. Yes, that legend and current Cleveland Indians ace Shane Robert Bieber. You know, I went full government there. Honestly, even giving this guy the full government treatment does not give my fellow gal show the proper respect that he deserves for what he's doing once again on the bump in 2021. See, Bieber isn't just making hitters look anemic in the box. He's actually wanting some historic game on their ass is Has anybody caught my guys act this season? Absolute filth entering their Sunday serious finale against the Reds. My guide started three games this year. April 1st versus Detroit 12 STRIKEOUTS April 7th against Casey, another dozen case. April 13th versus the White Sox 11 bleeping case. So if you thought that one of the best offense is in baseball in Cincinnati was going to fare any better against beeves, you were straight fooling yourself. Because that's the funny thing about true Alpha's on the hill. They bring their best against the best and considering the Reds had taken the first two in that series. Cleveland needed everything they got from Shane and they got it once again, Castano's waves of.
More Than a Dozen States Are Trying to Nullify Federal Gun Control
"We've previously been talking about this article from reason where it says. More than a dozen states are trying to nullify federal gun control. And what they mean by. That is in president sniffer. When we're calling him geriatric. Jesus geriatric jesus. The sniffer has decided to write some words down on paper and call them executive orders. Some of which fact Your rights to keep and bear arms. Yes and it was coming and we do. It would be a democrat. Did it are coming for your guns. These these guns have in the past been used in a big bed shootings of course big bad shootings aren't the problem in this country. It's little shootings. But and it's a little guns and but more than guns. It's like baseball. Bats and knives but you know whatever. Let's just. Let's just overreact shelly. Yeah and so you know. In a slightly heartening move over a dozen states have been like nanan anonyna- nanan in. That's not how it's going to go down. We're gonna write some counter legislation that nullifies these biden mandates. If you will. I think that's completely into my to my understanding of the constitution. That is completely legal. Well i mean first of all. He shouldn't be any president. Anybody in elected are shouldn't be able to write these mandates as i'm calling them what what's the official term Executive executive orders goes right. Yes they shouldn't be able to anything that resembles an executive order that goes against the constitution in theory. If they were to you know follow the constitution at all which they don't so they don't care but it just shouldn't be able to be written in such a way no one man should have that amount of power but yet they do. They do what they want
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on VB in the Middle
"No official running of the marathon of course today, but some are out there. It's really quite emotional. In a normal year, thousands would be touching to see the memorial here. That's kind of hard. Instead, every adult in Massachusetts is now in the running for a covert vaccine Eligibility opens to everyone can't get the shot here, while New Hampshire's residency requirement no longer applies. CBS will start selling an over the counter covert test this week. Jury selection begins tomorrow in the fraud and corruption trial of former Fall River Mayor James L. Korea. It's a beautiful day for baseball or excited to be here feels a little areas small, crowded Fenway and a different vibe in the city in a quiet without the marathon and without all the fans, But we're gonna make the best of it. Red Sox with the only morning baseball game on the schedule, I'm Jeff Brown. Now. W RKO traffic from the my pillow dot com Traffic center Crashing Mansfield, the right lane blocked on 4 95 north at route 1 40 delayed there another crash being cleared and hang them on Route three South by Derby Street, and it crashes being dealt with as well in Natick on Route nine East before Speed Street tough right at the Cape as well. Sag more bridges down to one lane, so both sides were three South Route six West big delays down there. I'm Dave Gardner and the W. R K O Traffic Center Right.
Stocks Close With Gains Again Friday as the Dow Pushes to Another Record
"Closed another record week on Wall Street. The Dow Jones closing at another record high of 34,200, the S and P. 500 also hit another record, marking the fourth Street week of gains. ABC News Economic correspondent Deidre Bolton reporting. Investors haven't looking beyond Wall Street for places to put their money. We men seeing a lot of, for example, Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin. We had Queen baseball public this week. So there is some concern. I think among investors huge, just traditionally invest in stocks and in bonds saying, Wow Okay, this is amazing that the market is hitting these new highs. But at what point does it become overstretched? At what point does it become people call it a bubble or front? Whatever the terminology is, so they were looking for new places to put their money.
Fresh update on "baseball" discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Outlets have not been relentlessly. Hostile like the national media. And you know. I i can tell you this myself. I've seen research at a local radio station. Research around the country in multiple places That audiences what positive story. They're tired of all the negative depressing stories. They wanna be uplifted. At some point in the national media is not giving them that But local media is in local media still penetrates more than national media and a lot of the stuff. And so what's happening now. Is the media cannot relentlessly hide. The black lives matters violence. The national media cannot hide from you. The black lives matters burning down cities. across america. it's not white supremacists out there burning these cities down it's not trump's supporters out there doing it as black lives matters. And the media's is here we will see we will speak no evil approach to the local media's covering the stuff you know the the irony and all of this is it actually further undermines people's faith in the national media because they're more aware of the fact that the national be tell them the full story like the rhonda santa situation how cbs news Really edited blackballed smeared. Publix grocery stores and rhonda santa's in florida and there was enough outrage about it on social media that i mean this is why media outlets facebook and twitter to ban people and sensor stuff because they do not like the alternative. They don't like the fact that you and i can share these story. They don't like sub stack. Where i've got my daily newsletter because i can report a story on sub stacked that the media doesn't want to cover and it gets the attention of hundreds of thousands people pretty immediately talk about on this radio show exponentially grow that the information. That's why they hate conservative. Talk radio why they hate fox news any outlet that could bypass the media and tell a story that differs from what the media wants. You know the media hates they. Didn't brian staedtler out to frown on them. It's not gonna work by speaking of his desanta is fighting back Major league baseball corporate america and the woke see was on fox news. Talking about this these business. I guess they have the right to do what they want. But if you're going to stick your beak into issues that directly concern you. Then i think elected officials or you're then going to stick their beacon issues that may not concern them. And so if you are a major league baseball you're saying you have to move out of atlanta because they're having voter. Id or what about all the other jurisdictions that you're in that have quote more restrictive laws. What about the fact that you're doing business with the communist party of china the fact that you've done business with the castro regime in cuba it doesn't make sense. I think corporate america by trying to genuflect to this woke nece. I think they've gone down a really bad road. They're going to tie themselves in knots trying to please the extreme left. What i've told people as if the left is after you the minute you buckle your just painting a bullseye on your back. They're going to keep coming back and back and back if you just stand your ground. Yeah they'll they'll complain for a couple of days. Then they'll move onto the next outrage. And so i think some of these corporate ceos they need to grow some backbone and they need to be willing to stand up and not get pushed in to taking these positions. Which is marie as you indicated. It's not based on facts. They're basically accepting very partisan left wing narratives and fashioning policy based on that without actually citing the key provisions of the law. They're so offended by..
Eflin pitches into 8th, Phillies beat Cardinals 9-2
"Andrew McCutchen Bryce Harper drive in a pair of runs in a six run Philly second inning and they beat the cardinals ninety two in the first game of a three game series in Philadelphia G. T. reed Mitchell as a two run home run in the seventh the winning pitcher is that Kaplan who is now want to know after working seven plus innings and giving up two runs while striking out six it's kind of the you know just the common denominator is our starting staff as we want to go deep in the games so many of our building as much of a break as possible so they're healthy throughout the whole year and ultimately just in up to twenty baseball so it's nice to go out there and and get some innings and Carlos Martinez takes the loss he's out in three after being touched for six runs over five innings Justin Williams had his first major league home run for the Redbirds I'm Mike Reeves
Fresh "Baseball" from Bill Cunningham
"Three against those Diamondbacks with the action right here on 700 Wlw one of the good guys and baseball. Jay Bruce announced his retirement yesterday from baseball after 14 Big League seasons. Do you know what he lied? He retires as the league leader in Most times having your name involved in trade rumors. Probably so probably. So he's got a man cave what he played for, like 678 teams or something, you know, believing that, you know, he goes to an autograph session. You know, he doesn't know what he's gonna sign. That's true. Former Cuff cast Stand out, C J. Frederick, I've heard of him a guard who played on the Iowa Hawkeyes of the past two seasons has entered the transformer portal. What? According to multiple reports. What? Thank you. What? So we'll see what happens. Do you think I don't know? Can boo think Clifton West Miller or possibly Travis steal? Because they well, Travis steal just signed that big guy from the Iowa the other day. I know that could be it is saying Optic You just say it. I'm.
J-Rod Are Done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Have Split
"Singer Jennifer Lopez and former pro baseball player Alex Rodriguez have called off their engagement I marquees are loaded with the latest this time it's for real J. lo and A. rod have split Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez released a joint statement to the today show that they are better off as friends than romantic partners they say they will support each other and shared businesses and projects Lopez and Rodriguez started dating in twenty seventeen and had been engaged for two years they denied in March that they were breaking up
Turner Powers Dodgers Past Rockies 4-2 for 5th Straight Win
"Justin Turner homered and drove in two runs as the Dodgers won their fifth straight game forty two over the Rockies that gives Turner three home runs the most he's ever hit in the month of April and I'm not trying to they had a bunch of numbers I'm just trying to get a basketball shorts and wearing couple moved out of the fence already so that's that's nice rookie Zach McKinstry also hit his third Homer Corey can able got the win in relief John gray took the loss Kenley Jansen struck out three batters in the ninth for the save at ten AM to LA has the best record in baseball while three of nine Colorado has the worst I am mark Myers
Carlos Rodón Reflects on Near Perfect Game, No-Hitter
"Time in five days. We've got a no hitter in Major League baseball. Carlos rode on of the Chicago White Sox Does it tonight. Against the Cleveland Indians and ate nothing win for the White Sox and a tremendous performance for a dad who took a perfect game into the ninth. He's come back from elbow and shoulder surgeries. Had that perfect game going into the ninth. He lost it with one out when he hit Roberto Perez with a pitch on Perez, his foot. Still, he got the 20th no hitter in White Sox history and Hard to imagine for him afterward. All the hard work finally paying off a lot of work. Ah, lot of people. A lot of help. Um, went into this to come back, and I'm just I'm just happy. I'm happy. I'm here again. It's
New NCAA Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges
"Fitz Simmons. There's a new rule out there in the conference. That I guarantee you have plenty of college coaches scared. What is that new rule on? What are you thoughts on that I think is going to change the structure and landscape of collegiate athletics going forward, Freddie. The incidentally division One council voted today to change a long standing rule that has Well, essentially kept players in sports like football men's basketball from switching schools on now. Uh and it will be official tomorrow. It's good. They're calling it a one time exception. On and Even college football men's basketball. Baseball. Every collegiate sport, you will be allowed as an ass student athlete, a one time transfer exception. You can transfer anywhere in conference, not of conference and not have to sit a year. In theory. It sounds great. Get ready for chaos.
New Rule in Cycling Forbids the Tossing of Water Bottles
"The pond. There's a new rule for the Tour de France involving You could call it later. So to speak. This has become pretty controversial. ABC is in Esta Loca. Terra is in Paris. She tells us why 48,300 water bottles were used and tossed during last year's toward Frantz, Catching a writer so called Madan, or Water bottle had become a kind of tradition among cycling fans like catching a ball at a baseball game. But in an effort to promote writer safety and protect the environment, the International Cycling Union has now banned cyclists from tossing trash, including their bottles in Non designated areas. Two riders were recently disqualified from the tour of Flanders for
Bichette hits 2nd homer in 9th, Blue Jays beat Yankees 5-4
"Vobis yet second Homer of the day was a walk off blast in the ninth inning of the blue jays five four win over the Yankees but she had extended his hitting streak to eleven games going three for four with his two solo shots and a stolen base I think I'm just starting to heat up I think that I was crying for a while and then stand alive so you know that's part of baseball you fighting so you start feeling good and I just I feel good I I know I have all time in the world he helps run or take two of three from New York Alessandro curve belted a two run shot and Vladimir Guerrero junior had two hits for the jays Kirk was for thirteen this season before his second inning drive Aaron judge homered twice for the Yankees who went two for four while scoring twenty three runs on their six game road trip I'm Dave Ferrie
Will Smith Movie Pulls Out of Georgia Over New Voting Law
"You're listening to NPR news. Good morning from Whv News in Atlanta. I'm Lisa Ray. Um, The filmmakers of a movie about a runaway slave during the Civil War have decided not to film in Georgia this summer because of the state's new voting law, The movie star Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua said in a statement. The Republican back law is designed to restrict voter access. This comes 10. Days after Major league Baseball moved its All Star game out of Georgia for the same reason. Governor Cam derided baseball's decision yesterday when he spoke to the Cop County Chamber of Commerce. And I want you to know that I've spent the last two weeks on the road and in more than 60 interviews standing up for our business community. Letting the world know just how
Minnesota Teams Postpone Games in Wake of Police Shooting of Daunte Wright
"Pro teams in Minneapolis postpone their games Monday, the wake of the shooting by police of Dr Wright's Sunday and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, The Twins postpone their game with Boston. The Timberwolves game of the Nets postponed in the Minnesota Wild called off their game against Saint Louis on Lee. The wild game has been rescheduled. No word on the status of the baseball game set for
Major League Ump Wins Defamation Suit Against Former Mets Catcher
"Major league baseball umpire. Joe west has been awarded. Five hundred thousand dollars in a defamation lawsuit against former player paula. Duca he sued the duca in two thousand nineteen after ladoga set on a podcast. That former new york. Mets teammate pitcher. Billy wagner bribed west into giving him a bigger strike zone by supposedly letting him use his vintage chevrolet. Car
No. 3 Ole Miss Overcomes 11-Run Deficit but Still Loses to No. 2 Arkansas
"Know there's news in the state house as always but Would be wrong in saying that. The hottest conversation the last two or three days and maybe all week long and mississippi involves college baseball. I the only reason you'd be wrong because timeframe should have been since about february staff college. Baseball is Is the topic. We'll tell us about the The past weekend. And then we'll look ahead to this coming weekend because In reading you and keeping up with all my friends down there. It was wild weekend this past weekend and make it even wilder next weekend. The cliff notes version is. Arkansas was number two team in the country. This the number three team in the country. Arkansas ended up taking two out of three from old miss in oxford with Absolute amazingly weird game on sunday. Where inside and eleven. Nothing lead olmecs came back to tie it fourteen to fourteen and then arkansas ended up scoring four runs in the last two innings to to take the win but that seems kind of like a footnote to the fact that over a course a two days over a course of three games there were more than thirty three thousand fans who attended this one and next weekend in a state that again is still open up after the that regulations illness is going to be playing mississippi state and another top ten series this time in starkville with Again we'll see if mississippi state wants to try and beat. What ole miss just achieve to and have the biggest College baseball weekend of the year. Probably all season unless louisiana starts loosening restrictions. A little
How Breaking Baseballs Unwritten Rules Is Changing The Game
"So we're going to rewind back last august when the padres and the rangers were playing each other home and home series between the san diego padres abbott taxes ranger and see eighth-inning. Thanks very much guys as we move along here to the eighth inning one. The cossio takes over for texas. The padres are up by seven runs and bases are loaded. that is all four and another walk. This sitting nicasio second. This will load the bases for the padre fernando tatis junior who's one of baseball's brightest young stars. He comes up to the plate and he works a three count now traditionally in baseball. You're supposed to not swing in the situation because it could be interpreted as trying to run up the score especially with the padres by seven runs and taty manager jayce tingler basically send them assigned to lay off the next pitch but tattoo doesn't see the sign and he crushes the ball out of the ballpark. This is to right. Field back at goes mando has done it again. Touchy junior grand slam. Hits a grand slam and so what happens after that is basically pretty familiar to a lot of baseball fans which is tattoos being the center of criticism for violating the unwritten rules of trying to run up the score. I didn't like it personally. we're up by seven and eighth innings typically not a good time to swing through and then something weird started happening which. I hadn't seen a lot in baseball. Culture in general was that people really came out in full force and start defending him. This is professional baseball. You've played at the end of this whole thing. I think you gotta keep in mind. Is the players. Game is a junior is not a child so stop demanding to be treated with kid gloves. It's time to get out of your feelings. Baseball boomers and it wasn't just media members. It
Dodgers Home Opener Was One to Remember
"Somali. Friday was the home opener for the dodgers and they finally got to celebrate their world series title with their home fans inside los angeles is best known. Cova testing vaccination site a dodger stadium. You're there for the home opener on friday. What stood out to you about the festivities so the ceremony itself was kind of strange. The dodgers definitely do pomp and circumstance. Like nobody else. There's like this. Hollywood pressure to make super exciting and over the top today. We're gonna share some messages that have been recorded for the dodgers by some of the grades to the game. They had asked dodger players who were on the team last year to tell them who their favorite baseball player was growing up and then they went and got that player that former player to record a message a congratulatory message to that guy clayton clark here while what an unbelievable journey. It's been thinking kershaw's been he's from texas. He grew up worshipping. Clark number twenty two clark. So that made a lot of sensible apart congratulating him thirteen years in l. Mvp songs all star game appearances and now a world series ring. What an unbelievable career you've had so far young man recorded of mental. Julio reaction bradley. Leonard man beacon me Fan viewers and he kind of chided. Mookie betts for not picking hamper. A-rod was up there congratulating. Someone and got booed. I was super entertained because it was really awkward but the players seemed excited about it. So there you have it.
MLB All-Star Game Reportedly Moving to Denver
"Francisco. The governor of Georgia is stepping up his attack on Major League Baseball days after the league announced it was moving this year's All Star game from Atlanta to Denver. Baseball officials say the decision was in response to a newly passed state law, which critics say will suppress black and minority voters. Republican Governor Brian Kemp says the move will only hurt minority owned businesses, especially those near the stadium that have gotten hit. Covert 19. Now they're getting hit by decision that they had no control over. And that's not right. Several groups have filed lawsuits over the voting measure. The bill includes strict identification requirements for voting by mail and limits the use of
Joe Musgrove Throws First No-Hitter in Padres History
"In Major League Baseball Friday night. Joe must row pitch the San Diego Padres first no hitter in the 53 year history of the franchise in there, three Nothing with a Texas The Padres have been the on Lee Major League team that had never thrown a no hitter until last night.
"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Welcome back to the gmc baseball podcasts. Great to have you all here with me today jack right now again and in the last segment. I got into discussing some of the newest additions to the free agency market in which teams might take advantage of these newcomers in free agency. I wanna know dive into discussing. What baseball financially looked like this past year and really currently today then where they might wind up After this offseason what the mlb will do to really correct this financial problem that they've been having and really. It's been induced pandemic as we know i mean this. This pandemic has really affected everything and baseball this past year. I mean they took a real big hit. And i remember when they were first trying to figure out the collective bargaining agreement. They were trying to figure out the stark date to the season. All kinds of the ins and outs of this year. They could not come to an agreement and seeing a lot of things that if baseball doesn't start soon they're going to lose massive amounts of money and they actually did lose quite a bit of money. I mean between the thirty teams. There's about eight point. Three billion dollars of debt from different lenders and they'll have to post about two point eight to three billion in losses in total and in general i think they actually also lost about three point one billion dollars as a whole so losing three billion dollars and i was actually reading an article. A lot of people were saying you know people will say well. You know these billionaires they can take that hit and of this article said that's not it's easier said than done. That's not necessarily the case you know. That's a lot of money for some of these Owners in these teams to lose and it's really affected baseball not to mention before this pandemic baseball was not really in a great financial situation. I mean baseball's overall attendance in general has been going down each and every single year actually dropped year over the last five seasons. So i mean that's a huge huge decline over the last couple of years. And especially for america's pastime. It's kind of unfortunate to that. You know being being a baseball fan like myself growing up and watching baseball going to games constantly. You know. I mean you kind of work. Your head. scratch is why people aren't going to games more often. It's the main sport of the summer. Nobody else's playing. There's no other athletics going on so it just as always kind of been a An interesting and intriguing thing to me that baseball continues to lose money and lose people's interest and i know that they've tried to meander their way through with with changing rules and adding new things and taking things out and the universal d. h. Obviously this year you know having the pitch count on the or having the clock for the pitcher how many how many seconds it takes for them to get back on the mound and get back into a set and everything else so. They've tried to do things to make baseball a little bit. More appealing and a little bit more. Not as slow and drawn out these people think it is and in all honesty. I don't blame the mlb for doing that. I definitely think that that is a very fair and logical thing to say that you know. Yeah we need to do some changes. We need to switch baseball up a little bit but at the same time you have to keep it unique you have to keep it baseball and i think that some of the rules that they've tried to implement kind of takes away from what baseball is but i know that they're doing for a financial reason and there's obviously things that you know. They understand much more than i do. But think about all of the losses that baseball teams and really just the mlb had this year. You had concession stands gone Drinks food beverages gone. You had merchandise at the team. Stores gone ticket sales gone. You had all of that. Just out of the window. Could not pay and i actually again. I brought this up many times. It's because he's the only one that i know who has gone to a professional sporting event during this pandemic my buddy who went to the world series i mean he paid a arm and a leg for tickets and he was saying that tickets were going at the highest. I think he said you. You have to buy them enforce force. You have to buy them in a pod. They call them. And you have to buy them enforce and i think that of a group of four tickets is over a thousand dollars if not more and that's probably going to be a generic price for some of these you know seasons and for some of these teams coming up this year. If they're allowed to have fans back they're going to put a large price on it because they have to cover their losses. And i was actually reading a couple other things where rob manfred was saying that if baseball were to have a similar season that did this past year it could be detrimental to baseball and i immediately. You know obviously went worst case scenario when you read that. And you're like well what's going to happen to baseball is baseball going to crumble. Or are they not gonna have baseball anymore is that is baseball going to become obsolete. I really don't think that could ever happen. I really don't think in any lifetime. We could see of sport go obsolete because of financial reasons because there's going to be so many players are going to try and keep it around. There's gonna be they'll be things done. That will stop baseball from ultimately crumbling to the ground if that were to happen. But i really don't think that will because again they're spending so much time right now on it. The probably going through business plan after business plan and i mean sure another season like this could pose massive issues but if the vaccine comes out and then team started implementing. Hey you have to get test area. You have to be vaccinated or whatever it might be an order to go to these sporting events things are going to open back up to normal things are going to go back to normal and so as a result baseball. We'll go back to normal and i know that this year they really try to correct this and they really try to figure out ways that they could keep fans engaged in. Keep fans intrigued and interested in the team and really still supporting it. I know there was a large emphasis on kind of trying to keep season ticket. Holders interested in keeping their interest at level and they did the cardboard cutout with the fans. I know that the pittsburgh pirates they did something very very unique Where they did basically if you had a baseball hit your cardboard cutouts. They would send a letter to you with the baseball saying. Hey you're cardboard. Cutout was a lucky winner of a baseball or whatever and they would send it to you in the mail. So teams got creative. And i definitely think that i know that there were some teams that were charting of absolute fortune for cardboard cutout. I think that The dodgers they thought about having i think cardboard cutouts go for anywhere between one hundred twenty five bucks a ticket to two hundred twenty five dollars a ticket and you're.
"baseball" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"I'm going to call a p like. I don't know what's cooler mammy or peanut. I think mommy's a cooler name to be honest but peanuts nicole also Let's see let's see let's see let's see let's see where am i lost my place. Darn oh here. We go tony stone. She was the first woman to play regularly as in a major men's pro league so in one thousand nine hundred fifty three so we just keep going going going Tony stone she also joined the indianapolis clowns of the negro leagues Ghetto she took. She took the spot of hank aaron. Who had just signed with milwaukee braves. So you're losing the greatest home run hitter of all time. Who do you fill it with tony. Stone a woman who came in She played for the clowns that season in the kansas city. Monarchs in nineteen fifty four also super sweet jersey. You saw a patrick mahomes wearing that day after he became One of the owners of the kansas city royals. That was awesome She did get a hit off satchel page so like do. These women are crazy. How do we not know any of this. This should be way more common knowledge in anything like that You know previously before she made it to the to the negro leagues she had played professionally with some teams in the west coast. Negro baseball league and the negro southern league so she had been around a few times You know kim. She was not the first woman assistant. General manager so elaine waiting ten steward was the first women's assistant gem Jewish promoted by the red sox nineteen ninety eight years before Neo can became the second woman to do it at that position with the yankees. Eight years before came showed up with the yankees as the assistant. General manager elaine steward was able to do it She got promoted. was also the first time that a black woman is held. The position is high in the major league front office so she was black. So elaine stewart was a black woman who got promoted By the boston red sox to be the assistant general manager Let's seals. let's keep it going to do thirty two years after she first joined the red sox in nineteen way she joined the red sox in nineteen. Eighty eight She remains she remains with the team as vice president. Slash club council. so yes. She joined the club in one. Thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight should become the assistant general manager in one thousand nine hundred ninety s. She's still with the team. Vice president and club counselor making her. The red sox longest tenured employees crazy. isla borders was the first professional starting pitcher Let's see so before she got a chance to the professional level. She became the first woman to pitch in the men's college game in the nc. Double lay doing so in nineteen ninety four at four southern california college So she i don't i don't think that's. Usc i think it would've said usc but that would have been absolutely sick if you just pulled up at ucla and just started mowing down people with heaters. That would have been so You know she took the mountain at fifty two independently games on her belt from nineteen ninety seven to two thousand Her the first woman to do so in integrated men's baseball You know in 'cause before that you know she had You know we'd seen women pige in the negro leagues but since integration. She was the first one to do so Her debut actually came as a reliever for the saint. Paul saints and nineteen ninety seven. Shout the saint paul saints. If you're in minnesota or you're in the north west or in the you know northern midwest and you just want to see a cool baseball game that has a lot of fun like the saint. Paul saints games are fun. They're fun they're independent leagues. So they know they don't have the talent to draw people in until they go. Oh like above and beyond try and find ways to be more fun than the minnesota twins like can go there and there's thirsty thursdays where there's dollar beers if you're if you're old enough you know. They have games where they shoot fireworks every friday. You know they have little. Get togethers where you can sit in the outfield and stare at the jumbotron and watch a movie like that so much fun. I love the saint. Paul saints so shout out them Let's see so. She came in as a reliever in one thousand nine hundred seven. She made her first. Start with the saints in one thousand. Nine hundred ninety eight and She got her first win a month after her. First start crazy Let's see let's keep it moving. So our first agent and executive was gene after man so after men Took over as the yankees assistant. Gm when kim left for the dodgers making her the first woman to hold the position in the m o b You know she jumped from one side of the table to the other going from working. As an agent representing chinese or japanese superstars Hit decky irabu in hood day. Oh nomo wow people To bring hideaki matsui to the yankees so gene after man was the one who is responsible for brand had decky matsui to the yankees also. Can i add hickey. Matsui incredibly underrated so underrated like the yankees of old you know in the mid two thousand out buying everybody left and right and they're outfielder was freaking loaded and the one person that i thought just held his own no matter what. No matter who they bought were just came. Came in. didn't say a word and just absolutely mashed on a daily basis. It was a hickey matsui. I love techie-mensah we. I always was so scared when he was batting even when they had gary sheffield and jason. Giambi alex rodriguez like tino martinez man who else did they have. A bernie williams You know manner. There are a few more that i'm missing but you know out of all.
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"Just jumped out to my mind. Matt in those two teams finishing in dead last year last year two years ago, and then all of a sudden following year. You know, or you know this year. They finished in last place in the next year. They make some improbable turnaround. Both teams finish verse, place and wind up meeting in the world series. That's just so. So picturesque. It's almost like it was plotted. It was planned or something i. mean it was almost too perfect to imagine right so the twins in one thousand nine hundred. We're not as bad as d-box, or the brays were in their respective down, but nevertheless they still wound up finishing in last place in the AFC west, and what they were at the time they will that they were a seventy four and eighty eight team back then and again, not as bad as the debates but I mean. That's fourteen games under five hundred. You don't WanNa. Be That far below. The five hundred mark especially. If you know you've got a lot of ground to cover, you got a lot of ground to make up in those seasons now. They actually had some very good players on the team that hit very very well that you're one of them. Being Future Hall of Famer Kirby, Puckett, who later on in this segment I will share about what he did in that monumental. Run, in one ninety one I, mean he was, he was vital to their success i. mean he's a hall of fame. Baseball player one of the best twins players of all time. He's got numerous franchise records he to ninety eight year, twelve homers eighty, RBI's and they were at the worst seven games under five hundred, and they fell as far as thirty games out of first place in the division, and in the opening month of baseball. This was absolutely flooring. The only compiled seven total wins in the first month of baseball. The following year proved to be a miraculous by the twins coming back with a ninety. Ninety, five sixty seven finish, which was good for first in the West, and the actually started out the nineteen ninety one season on a really bad note, that was also another very odd coincidental thing that I noticed they were to nine in their first eleven games so imagine if you're twins fan sitting at a game. You're going back, okay? It's going to be a new season. One thousand, nine, hundred one. We've got this. You know things are going to turn around. Things are going to be on the up and up for us, and all of a sudden the first eleven games you watch they only winning two. Right there. You're like. Wow this could probably turn into the same thing that happened last year. I'm literally watching deja-vu. I'm living in a DEJA VU season right now. The tween again the twins seen just completely out of it. They seem to be putting together. The similar season was going to be a disaster. It looked like, but they were able to turn it around I, mean they? Almost like a flip of the switch that they were able to improve their year in June alone, they were nineteen and one through the first twenty games in the month, putting together a season long, and what is still today, a franchise record fifteen game winning streak to start that month. If you're going out that hot. In in one month of baseball, I mean you're already putting yourself way ahead of the curve and they really did that. They did a great job. It, you know piling together a whole bunch of runs that was able to propel them into first place in into a really good spot right before the all-star break that when he streak again like I said is still the longest in twins history, and they continued to play very well. The rest of the season carried that play well into the postseason. A lot of young talent that was able to mix well with that veteran talent with Kirby. Puckett I mean they had the rookie of the year that year and Chuck no block lot of great talent, lot of really good players, and so that mix of old and young is what really proved to be a great mix with the twins and I think a lot of teams still try and use that that dynamic that mentality. They want those young guys to take any sort of bits of information. They can from those older players. Players and those older players. I mean they've been there. They've done it. They've got the experience. They've gotten all the jitters out of the way. They've gotten all the nerves out of the way they know what it's like to perform at those huge moments in that those huge stages, whereas young guys not so much, and so the twins. It was really great that the twins were able to those veteran guys came back. They were able to kind of gather themselves. Get themselves ready for nineteen ninety-one. They bring in some fresh new players. Players kind of a fresh look, but still keep some very consistent and familiar faces on that team as well and I think that is what really proved to be a lot of their success in one thousand, nine hundred one season now they continue to move through the season. Get in the playoffs, and they're going up against the Toronto, Blue Jays in the ails. Yes, now, the twins I mean again. They were really good that you're the Blue Jays that was starting to be kind of when the Blue Jays started their little bit. Bit of Iran I mean there's the early part of the nineties. Where they went to a couple world series, they actually won won the world series during the nineties as well and I mean they were able to really put together a little bit of a run themselves. This is kind of the beginning for the blue. Jays also now the Blue Jays they were able to answer after the twins opened up the series with a win against Toronto. Blue Jays answer right back with one of their things are tied up after game, too. So they are ultimately, you know going in the game. Three things are even things are all knotted up..
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"Just I mean I, know I said earlier that maybe if it's well received, people will like that and then they want to do that, but even then I mean guys are going to want to get paid. You know guys are. Are GonNa do make money, and you know the more games, the more money and these guys have massive contracts, and as a result it's it's going to push guys in the direction of Hey. We want more games. We want more games. We want more gains and it was shown in those labor negotiations when the MLB would always come back. The Players Association would always come back with a counter offer I mean that first counteroffer was one hundred and fourteen games, so they definitely WANNA. Play definitely want to get back out on the ball field, but if you're going to be a writer or journalist or Whomever it is covering baseball and next twenty five years. You're going to have to ask yourself. How do you view the season? How do you write about the season? How do you go about covering teams? That were really successful. Are we going to see a team that you know and I think again. What's going to bring out this season? Ultimately will potentially we could get a fluke team. We could get a team that you might have a really great year. Come roaring out of the gates win. Thirty five forty games go on deep down in the playoffs, and they go back to their normal way in the next ten years, and they continue to be bad, you know. Know. Let's say for example Orioles. The Baltimore Orioles have not been good for many years, so let's say the Orioles. They come out to really hot start and again because it's the season that it is, anybody can come out to a hot start, and it will change the entire outlook of the season, so they could come out storming out of the gates have a great year go deep into the playoffs, and then come next year the following year they go back to one hundred sixty two games, and then all of a sudden. They're back to square. One and everybody's asking what happened to that Orioles team. I mean they were so good back in two thousand twenty mean. Why are they not the same team that they were back then and same with players. There's going to be maybe a player to that might just have a big one year. You know a big one hit. Wonder honestly one year wonder, and after that just fall off and you never hear about them again ever again because they were only good for you know thirty five games I sixty games. They weren't good for. They couldn't play an entire one hundred sixty two game season and legitimately. Be a top tier player that is putting up. Hefty. Each and every single game again. Going back to originally cannot compare apples to oranges, no matter which way you swing it, no matter which way you're pulling it and again. Yes it will be going back to what Dave Roberts said. It will be challenging. It will be a monumental victory to whomever wins the world series because of everything that's been going on and everything that's been circulating and going around the season. But when we look back at this in twenty years, you know we can't discredit Mark Maguire. You know seventy seven home runs in a season. We can't discredit. Ted Williams hitting four zero six a year. We can't discredit somebody throwing a you know a sub, one ear ray as a starting pitcher. You know I mean we can't discredit any of that. In one hundred sixty two game season, but then go ahead and give all the credit in the world to you know guys that are playing very well and performing at a high level in just this one year it's it's going to be looked at in a totally different light, and and there has to be an astronaut some sword. Sword in some record book in some footnote, and honestly I think it would be very interesting though I mean think about if you went to the hall of fame in about ten years, there's going to be some sort of exhibit. There's going to be some sort of explanation about this season. People are going to want to learn about it, and if anything I think, it will not ultimately be a season where we compare it to other years, but I think it's going to be a year that we look back at and. What there's going to be a lot of wondering of. If this format had continued. What kind of players could have continued to have that same success could have continue to have a very good career who who was greatly affected by that short season, and then later on after that they did not pan out to be the player that they were in that one year. Because again, it was only a small small sample size. It's going to be an interesting interesting interesting season. I know I. Keep saying that, but it's just so unique. We've never seen anything like this. And that's why there's just a lot of uncertainty in in a lot of unknown as to how we can look at how we can view it as no US, journalists, writers reporters, you know TV air personalities, whatever you WANNA call us announcers so on and so forth we're going to always question the season. We're going to always go back to the season and I'm sure there's going to be many segments down the road and many kind of topics that will. Will. Come out of this, you know who is the best quarantine season player? Who was the best cove in nineteen player? You know whatever it might be. Who is the best Penn player during the pandemic? In that? You know that pandemic year that one pandemic season that yet the MLB had so the end of the day I think all we can do is just appreciate that there's baseball and be thankful that you know there's GonNa, be a season, and we're going to look at this in a historic sense and a very impactful sense, but we're also going to take with a grain of salt because. We cannot ignore some of the incredible feats in some of the incredible statistics that some guys have put up in one hundred and sixty two game season I mean if you think about it, staying consistent for Sixty Games is not that hard in baseball for an MLB player. Staying consistent for a hundred sixty two games year in and year out that his much harder. That is way way way harder so to wrap it all up with that I. think that there's there always be an Asterik, no matter what you look, no matter who you talk to I think people will obviously be split, but I think for the most part there is going to be some sort of. Cloud hanging over the season. If you will, that will always be the big question of what would have happened if there was a normal season, will this ever affect the rest of baseball? And how are we gonNA view this moving forward so that's going to wrap that up for segment number two coming up here next on the GS. MCC, baseball PODCAST I. I will continue the theme of Baseball after Cova if you will this time focusing on the minor leagues,.
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"Ages in store for all of you today, and as we know baseball as rapidly approaching and with opening day being on Thursday next week, the twenty third as of today recording July July seventeenth. It's going to be an opening day like none other as the season will be starting over four months late. That's right four months. Something that we've never seen before. And what will also be new is the no fans, obviously and for me being at. At the ballpark on opening days a feeling in sports that's really incredible and something that I've always appreciated and always cherished and because of the memories. I have going to opening day with friends and family. It will be very unfortunate that we won't be able to go in a ten games and really attend day at all and trust me. I'm GONNA MISS GOING DOWN TO PNC park in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where I'm located and catching buckles game. It's been a big time weird situation this entire quarantine this entire pandemic, but it's going to be even weirder not being able to go down to the point downtown in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh to see those games and also to check out that beautiful view of the city, but nonetheless we have baseball returning and no matter what I think. We'll all agree that we can you know be happy and be appreciative that at least there is going to be some sports and especially baseball coming back very soon again. Thanks for joining me today, everyone there is a lot to cover in the baseball world, and with the season rapidly approaching less than a week away I want to get into some things that will be looking at and looking and and being prepared for coming up this season, but also to think. Think about after the season after the years to come once cove in nineteen gets through and runs its course and the Post Tova World in baseball so today show I'll open things up in segment one discussing some predictions for the season, and which teams could really benefit from this short and sixty game format. There's GonNa. Be some teams that can really jump out to some quickstart I'll go over some for some a couple teams that I think could really benefit from this and also give a couple honorable mentions of some teams that were also last year very very good through the first sixty games and could also. And make a big run during the first portion of this season following first bit of the show I'll next get into a topic that has been very popular lately in baseball, and that is how the season will be viewed in history, and how will go down in the record books I'll share my thoughts on how it should be viewed and some statistics that could be greatly inflated because of the shorter season afterwards I want to dive into the world of the taxi squad, and what the future holds for minor. League Baseball Scouting. Many leagues are. Are Starting to cut teams, so that will greatly impact how teams can evaluate and scout talent in the future, so I'll dive into that and investigate what that might look like in the coming years and wrap things up in my fourth and final segment today I'm going to be giving my top three greatest worst to first year turnaround in baseball history I'll discuss which teams they were there improvement in that one year, and what their season outcome was the season after their disastrous finish, so stick around for those last few minutes of the show. Show that'll be a quick history lesson for everybody and I hope I can leave you all with some newfound knowledge to go into the rest of your day with now i. want to dive into our first segment today with some predictions for this season, because I think that with this abbreviated playing there's going to be a lot of teams that could really benefit from the sixty game format and again to say that this is going to be a unique season is a complete understatement, because this is a season that we have never seen before. Before teams are going to be playing a fraction of the usual games that are usually played in the MLB season, and it's GonNa be weird. It's going to be a very very weird year, but nonetheless it'll be also very exciting. There's also some really exciting cool new rules that are going to be implemented and some new formatting. That's going to change the way baseball is and has been for a very very long time so I'll get into my predictions as to who I. Really think could actually make an impact early on in the season. Season and ultimately really benefit from this shortened format so to kick it off. I'M GONNA go with an NFL team that last year came in second place through the first sixty games, but wound up actually winning the division, and that's the Atlanta braves. They were very very good last year, and they've been very good for the last few years, and they're a team that I've always told people to watch out for mainly because they've got a great hitting core, Freddy Freeman one of the best first basements in both the emily end the NFL and they've. They've got a great young core of guys, Ronald, Cuny Junior and Ozzy Albee's highlighting those young superstars that they have and those guys are going to be around in the League for years to come. They're going to have long careers very illustrious careers, and it's GonNa be exciting to watch them. Play and see how they bloom into players much further into their career, another name to throw out his Dan's be Swanson. He's the guy that came in for the braves highly touted, and he did start up a little shake in the early part of. Of His career from the plate, but he's always been a good fielder and he got a lot better as a year went on from the plate so again some more half glass full things to look at if you were braves fan and again last year they were thirty three and twenty seven at that sixty game mark through the first sixty games, and if they can stay consistent through the entire season right now able to keep on churning through and getting wins again, it might not be teams that win forty forty five games that go. Go to the world series it could be teams like the braves or other teams that usually have thirty thirty five, maybe pushing forty wins through the first sixty games, usually it could be a team like that could be a team that is starting to to peak and to climb at the right point of the year, and also not to mention their a team that can get a lot of guys on base. They can also drive a lot of runs end. They compiled six hundred thousand walks of the team last year and seven eighty nine. which was seventh in the? Top Ten in that statistic and the League. If you're able to get that, many guys on base first off six hundred and nineteen walks if you think about it, that's a lot of walks to have for a team, and if you're able to drive in, let's say about a third of those runs. You're doing a really good job, even if it's a two thirds of those runs doing an impressive job, and so it's going to be crucial to try and put these teams away early on in the year, and so the braves are going to have to really try and jump out to lead the Games and they cannot afford dropping the first seven of ten games or eight of eleven games. Games! They cannot afford to get in a whole but I. Really don't think they will I think. There are a team that is going to really pace themselves, but also going with a lot of focus because again you cannot use the excuse that you're tired or exhausted. Come game fifty, five or sixty, because it's not going to be one hundred and sixty two game season. It's just not gonNA be like that. So as a result, players have to kind of bite the bullet, a little bit and deal with it, and and it's it's not that bad sixty games a fraction of what they're used to playing, so guys are going to come in much more focused and much more determined, but. But I really do think that this year the braves they can be a team with a lot of potential, and they could definitely make some noise in this abbreviated year now another team that I want to get into out..
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"To throw away the trash my first time out since Friday excluding my balcony. I spent ten minutes in front of the gate of my building looking out. Nobody on foot an empty bus a pizza delivery guy on his scooter. Two cars and a police car with its lights turned off so the police is going around and checking that. Nobody's going around if you shouldn't and the pizza delivery guy saving lives obviously a here. No they are they are. I mean if you want to make this lighter I should tell you that a maples. You cannot find yeast and more because on Saturday nights people are making their own pizza at home. That's and everybody's doing it so it's impossible to find yeast right now it's You can still find flour but you know if if I don't have pizza once a week I might do it seriously. That might so yeah. You can take away everything but you can't take away pizza from what keeps you going right now. Survival instinct. I would say but also desire to get back to normal in normality and I just want to get back to to my life and so does everybody else. Nobody's willing to give up power. You staying connected to baseball right now. Have you found yourself watching old games on Youtube? Looking at highlights doing anything to keep baseball at the forefront of your mind yes I have yes I have even done something. I was reordering the files in.
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"Where do you see him landing? Will he become a bullpen piece rather than a starter look. He's going to be thirty four years old next spring and there's a reason why the mariners are saying goodbye at this point is he hasn't been very good this year. One in seventy six point five one era a I hope just me is a baseball fan. I kinda hope he steps aside because seem in another uniform and be like Saint Joe Namath at the end of his career playing a rams uniform. It just doesn't look right you know if he wants to play and give it a shot. Hey more power to them but remember he's been living in Seattle and you know why not finish your career a whole career in which he played for one team yeah agree. I don't really see it next. We've got just dzerjinski at gesture Gendi after the Hashtag Phillies Fire Gabe Kaplan or does he get a managerial job for twenty twenty I feel like a good fit for the padres and could work well with. Aj prowler what do you think and I would assume that he probably knows Aj from time working in front offices maybe from when they were both from the Rangers Rangers Organization but the name I keep on hearing this is total speculation at this point is that a a baseball ops for the giants Gabe worked with him the dodgers front office. It'll be interesting to see if in fact Gabes fired in that is generally speaking expectation around the industry if the giants could be landing spot fought for that could be a really interesting move be great to see him out in the West Coast next. We've got triple shy at bb underscore Ben Twenty nine the tribe looks stun but no one is suggesting that Tito might be gone outside of a managerial change. What offseason MOVES DO EXPECT OUT OF CLEVELAND? You know I started asking around around a little bit about what the timing is going to be when they start to. Perhaps listen to offers for Francisco Lindor because that's going to happen. He's going to be a free agent two years from now and I don't think this will be the off season when that happens. I think it's more likely if the Indians are playing well next summer that might pick up. Maybe a year from now I I think the big question this off season. We talked about this week a little bit on the podcast. What are they gonNA do with Corey Kluber who has a contractual option for seventeen and a half million dollars dollars for two thousand twenty after making seven starts this year the question a little bit? Do you think they need to make any offseason those I don't I think they can make a lot of off season moves. 'cause I think first off we know they don't have a lot of payroll flexibility and Linda horror as he climbs the arbitration ladder is going to get a huge raise and they're gonNA have to offset that. Yeah that'll be hopefully that'll be what they end up doing. As a twins fan you always kind of have to be wary of them especially when they overtake your team for a whole day hey this year Jeremy Jeremy. My favorite Marty Brennaman fact is that he called Hank Aaron then record tying home run in his first game buster. What's your favorite? MLB Player first game fact mine is Will Clark homering off Nolan Ryan and his first at and this is journeys words not mine. He thinks in Troy is too young to answer this. Yeah sure you probably have nothing to offer here right. I remember jerks and Pro Fars First home run in his first. I bet yeah that one's going to go down in history. Everyone's going to remember that one. Hey somebody's postseason there you go well in my might might might see as obscure but Daniel Nava in his first plate appearance in the major leagues hit a Grand Slam on the first pitch that he saw if you know Daniel Novice novice like career path he was like the team manager when he was in college and then he got a chance to play in fall ball and then he got stronger lifting acting weights and eventually works through this meandering journey the big leagues and he hits a Grand Slam on the first PICCI's. That was pretty cool yeah. I'm just ooh little bit older than try. I will have to say my favorite is Eddie Lozari. Oh hit a home run in his first at bat and his whole family flew out from Puerto Order Rico. They were all in the stands cheering so excited to see it. I mean I don't know of Eddie. Rosario will be postseason hero per se but I do have a little bit more. We're context to that question. Yeah one hundred percent certainly better perspective than Troy has being a couple years older really just changes or view of the world. We've got justin white at J. White Eighty five since today is our last Friday of leisure tweets before the postseason he wants to know about some of are on the record round by round prediction. You Know Justin here's the thing with my prediction. I don't like changing musical along sometimes like the sportscenter our producers will call you and mid seasons and say hey as of today. Who are your picks them? I don't WanNa do that. 'CAUSE I. Just WanNa keep track of one set of picks. I I will say that before the year started. I picked the Astros to beat the braves in the world series. I'm feeling good about that. One like I think that one's okay so I'm sticking sticking with that and then now what might seem silly but I don't like trying to keep track of all the different pick screen if that makes sense now I get it and it's a lot it's a lot of rounds a lot of teams. I will be changing my pick from before the season I had also picked Houston and a braves say wow and the world series yeah before the season started. I did pretty good with my current or the regular season picks but I'm not feeling so great about my postseason so so I'm actually going to change my into Houston dodgers. I see here's the thing though you sacrifice bragging rights if you if you wind up changing it Ed and the braves wind of winning it you're GonNa feel like Oh man. I wish I had still had the bragging rights probably yeah but I already have kind of a bragging rights from from the regular season so I'll give it up for something. I feel a little bit more confident about and plus. I think a Houston daughter rematch would be really really fun to watch not saying that Houston and Atlanta one would it be but that's something that I think is kind of been bubbling under the surface for the past couple of years well. They clearly have been the two best teams. I think this year with a little yankees mixed in just the Yankees fading a little bit toward the end in the astros playing well Rena. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for having me that's it for today and my thanks to Karl Boo Rita Bruce Bochy Troy but before we go the last goodbye will be from my friend and colleague math excursion who wrote a letter of.
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"Someone who's GonNa cry. You can go to a movie that sort of thing typically. No the only time I cry are really emotional moments in real life especially during sporting events so I don't know where well I think you've got a pretty good idea where we're going because there was a lot of crying in baseball on Thursday in Seattle the mariners earners athletics and of course for Oakland. It's an important game because they are going for a wildcard spot in the top of the second inning and Felix Hernandez is last started Seattle battle. Matt Chapman helped to give Oakland big league right handed pitcher right handed hitter. It's on the way and here it is a fly ball hit the deep right Center Field Smith going back doc center fielder at the track two of the leaping at the wall and it's gone and Chapin has done it again. He's homered back to back games in the athletics ticket three nothing nothing lane can eight sixty a m the answer so the competitive part of this game was kind of over early and everyone was there to see Felix Hernandez in how he would handle his final game for the mariners and what the response would be. They were so many fans there just to see Felix. This is what it sounded like AAC when Felix Hernandez came out of the game here come Scott Scott this gonna be at he's GonNa take this final bow right now everybody rising to their feet Scott Service hearing from the fans Felix's throng one hundred six pitches Elaine's and tell them we are witnessing the culmination. Uh of a magnificent mariners career or Felix Hernandez has he shakes hands with Scott Service looks each they look each other in the eye the whole infielders gathered around big hug each other they hug beat Kyle Seager Hud's Felix this long embrace as with Kyle seager big slapped with low five with Omar Narvaez Enough Phillix Kaplon crown what a moment Dave sims calling seven ten any. ESPN Seattle and Troy lookie gave all those hugs out on the mound. Then he hugged each one of his teammates he got an encore call out wave to the fans and Felix Hernandez. There's was openly weeping like he kept on trying to dab his eyes but there was a river of tears there. It was really cool. What did you think of it because I I know I was is getting emotional actually did to the mariners means something special to me? I was born in Seattle. My brother who we heard on the pot earlier this week. He's a mariners fan. He loves Felix Alex and he was texting me last night just about how emotional wars and I saw the video this morning and knowing how much she means to me where I'm from it I got I got a little emotional watching it. Even though is that like four thirty this morning it was really cool. It was Felix Hernandez after the game about how emotional the day was. I was thinking about yesterday when I was in my bed. Please don't cry don't walk into the Boba. House is not right now right now but it's hard to do it. You know I mean a lot of emotions out there being here for fifteen everything years in a lot of stuff going on and we're GONNA be talking more about Felix Hernandez Moshe his emotional night and what might be ahead. He was ask the question if he wants to continue to pitch. I don't know what's going to happen next year. I don't know what they're trying to do. They're going to do the at the end of the night after Oakland one three two one their magic number to clinch a playoff spot now down to one in part because of what happened in Chicago Chicago earlier in the evening the white sox facing the Indians and the final game of that series basically a must win situation for Cleveland but it didn't go well the one we can drill a deep left field allen alternative look it's a three-run homer James McCann and the white sox take a three three nothing lead in the fourth at on wgn on the way to an eight nothing victory over Cleveland Terry Francona. The Indians manager talked about losing out on the Division Central Tournament. I don't know about inevitable I mean. I don't know if you look at things things like that but I mean now the next best thing is we need to win tomorrow. Keep this thing going yeah yeah. They are hanging right on the edge of the twins beat the Tigers ten to four Jonathan scope becoming one of the twins who runs this year as scope swings skies a deep to left. This has some Kerry Dixon back on the track at the wall. That's gone homerun. The Minnesota twins become the first team in baseball spoil history to with three hundred home runs gory provice colon milestone on the treasure island baseball network now typically we wouldn't be playing the rangers in red sox highlight troy from yesterday but there was a lot of back and forth in this game going into this outing Mike minor around one hundred ninety one strikeouts and in the middle of the game. The Rangers took the lead. Daddy hits his in this season it so the competitive part of the game is over that call from the Rangers television network minor needed eight strikeouts for two hundred. Excuse excuse me needed nine strikeouts for two hundred in this game he had eight through seven innings and in the eighth inning the red SOx hitters swung at the first pitch in each of the three at bats. Put it in play so he didn't get that number two hundred in the top of the ninth inning minor still trying to get to two hundred and this is what what happened and there's a swing and pop that's playable on the right side of the Infield. WHO's mind down the line? Let's drop in foul territory. Did that look like they intentionally. Let the route yes. That's exactly what it looked like because Guzzi is going to catch that Trevino could have caught it now. It won in two to a guy who with Boston has struck out twenty one times in forty to advance that from one zero five point three the fan mike minor liner knowledged after the game that he yelled who's Mon- to let it drop and this is what followed well there are two strikes now and here's the one to delivery stricken out looking on the inside quarter Chris Woodward already out of the Dugout to come get Mike Minor after his two hundred strikeouts gotta the year two hundred strikeouts in the announcement is being made as the ranger infield converges on the mound to congratulate Mike Minor and Chris Woodward Sends Sends Him on his way to a standing ovation with the Rangers leading seven five in the night now the Red Sox word so happy is the fans and Chris Woodward were in that moment after the Game Rangers manager talked about how he felt about minor asking a teammate to drop a pop up. What do you think in right when it hits what's going through your mind in their better? Strike them out. That was what I was thinking if you're going to do that you better amount and in fact if he didn't start probably would have taken them out just because of the way it looks. I don't like I talk about playing the game the right way all the time and it's you know that's kinda borderline crossing the line but he ended up taking him up so worked out here was Alex Cora the red sox manager about that intentional drop of a foul ball guys are playing the game the right way. We're playing hard until the end you saw the effort and that's what he's all about. You know we got the goals say mine then it happen has been you know two two weeks that we've been eliminated but you know we we've been going you know going to the railway and that's all ass does I you know I don't manage the ranger so there's no question for for what he over there and he probably has the right answer. The dodgers still going for the number. One record the number one seed in baseball they face the padres and Clayton kershaw was terrific seven strikeouts over six scoreless innings and get some backing for Mack Matt Mack Muncie Muncie lines it in the left Centerfield Batia rounding second and heading Third Taylor Dino Abel's going to wave home here comes the relay from the slide say hedges dropped the ball the and the dodgers leading one nothing tim never am five seventy. La Sports the angels face the Astros the Astros of course starting today with the number one seed in baseball. The two teams are tied in the bottom of the twelfth thinning. This is what happened in the Pissy Ground Ball Club in the first basement Tucker roll into right field and law game is over the angels have a walk off win here in the bottom of the twelve dinning was shot the kind of handcuffed tucker and the angels come away with the wind here tonight at the Big Gay Angels Win this ball game aim by the final score four to three in twelve innings Terry Smith Angels Radio Ama thirty the astros leading the dodgers. There's by one game in the race for the number one seed the nationals affiliates Washington Win Sixty three and Stephen Strasburg hit a big round number Boston both tomorrow Morrogh Patrick Urban scheduled for Saturdays for o'clock game Sunday a nothing about that strikeout. That's number two fifty for Strasbourg work as the buzzes the insight edge on Hernandez Nissan Pitch cast it was Bob Carpenter on massin. We wouldn't normally only play Marlins and mets highlights at this point but there was a nice moment for Curtis. Granderson has been such a great pro. Now grandy gets into one deep right right center Conforto Nimmo back and this one is done another home run. They've gone back to back Hyneman granderson and the marlins stormed back into the lead. It's three to the eighth Glenn Geffner nine forty. WINZ for granderson career homer number three forty four he's thirty eight years years old sixteen years in the big leagues. He's been such a tremendous major leaguer Centerfield team of the day in the game of the day between the brewers and the reds and in the top of the fourth inning brewers took control here comes on and that ball is flipped into shallow laugh racing back his van meter. It's off the top of his Globe and falls in the gap. One run is in Spanish and burgle score around thirty Shaw. Here's the throats cut aw in Orlando arse you brings home three in the brewers lead at three two one six twenty. WTMJ the bruiser win this game five five to three but the reason why it's a game of the day is not because the brewers in their chase for the national league central title it's because it was the last game for broadcaster Marty Marty Brennaman after so many years being the reds play by play man. This was Marty Brennaman after the game talking about his career in Cincinnati to have lived in this city all the time that I have and to have made all the friends that I have and have been a hand in raising three kids through three marriage is is and and and never ever lessened my love for the city in any aspect of it and I'm proud to say that I'll be here until the day they pass muster on me for the final time. I'm proud to say I'm a Cincinnatian and for those who are here today and for those who are listening wherever they they might be just how much you're loved and how much you appreciated all the guys that from seven hundred W L W before we leadoff call ravage and talk more about Marty Brennaman in about what happened in Texas we all know hiring can be a slow process cafe alter..
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast
"The Baseball Together podcast. I am Brad and I'm joined as usual by break. What up baseball family we're going to get going real quick because we've got a lot of current events we WANNA go down and and we're going to talk today about baseball cards because we love baseball cards though the nostalgia love so so many things about him with unfortunately they're not worth thing anymore but anyways? Let's get into some current events I this week we had announced the field of dreams game and who couldn't be more excited about this more excited by this. I think is fantastic thing. Being the major league baseball is doing and what they are doing is on August thirteenth of next next year two thousand twenty the yankees and white sox are going to the field of dreams field in Iowa where the movie was filmed in Heaven in heaven and they're gonNA play a game. How awesome is that legit? It's so awesome on if you think about it they really they really thought about this. I mean the white sox plane because the kind of have to write because the movie about the blackhawks brilliant so so they really put a lot of I thought that having the white sox play this game and then the Yankees just because I think it's just because it's the ankle it's dry. It's GonNa draw on those eight. Thousand seats are GonNa get failed yeah and that's that's where I had next like. I think it's so cool what they're doing here. They're keeping it intimate. They're keeping a small. They're going to build an eight thousand seat stadium are they're gonNA have eight thousand surrounded and then this is what this thing I think is super cool. They're going to have an outfield wall with a window so you can see the corner. That's awesome. It's too bad that there's a wall wall. I know they should have just like put a yellow line on the leave it with corn and if and then if if it goes if it goes over the corn on the flight home homerun if it goes into the corner to ground rule go a great idea that that would be an awesome wait. It's like literally supposed to be. That's a coup hall call man I love Mash of cost him on the phone with commanche inch. We need him on our team lob. We need to make a phone. Come on a conference call with Bob by the way if any of you read Bob Costas Phenomenal Book Fair Ball you'll know we talk about but for those of you that have not you're missing out yes. It's a great read. WE'RE GONNA go over at one of these times on the podcast. Eventually we're going to get we're GONNA get you WanNa know about it though yes so good. It's a fantastic book absolutely great okay okay so couple of questions that I have that have been brought up in the group when this got announced.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things
"Checketts and and and seconds, really good. At at preparing them to understand what we're trying to do with analytics and the data that we we gather on guys both our own pitchers, and the and the oppo the opponents were facing, so they work really closely together to put a game plan together. We we have the ability to call us bitches, and we got the car, you know, everybody, and we can put that in. But we also feel like if those two people can really work together and takes on a different dynamic. The flow is great temple is awesome. Guys, have how some feel and and I think it really gives her often. So we love it when it can happen in. You know, I wish there could be more. But you've got to put in the development piece. I had it to do it. You can't just say well, you need to call it because you need to learn how to do this in pro ball. You know, we got gotta win games. We gotta do those things. So, but again, we can develop you to do that we can train you do that in our job is to develop you, and and get you where where where you can't handle that. And I've been like I said I've been really fortunate work with some great catchers, and and. And this is no different. And they're they're just a joy to work with everyday 'cause they love getting better learning and try and do things a little about recruiting certainly don't wanna get into player specifics because you're kind of constantly on the recruiting trail if not in mind, you're traveling and seeing players talking to players, but I think the average sports fan even those that watch baseball listen to baseball podcast. They know how the football and basketball recruiting because it's publicize it's out there. There's recruiting services. There's rankings. The dead periods of signing day. They kind of get how large recruiting classes is going to end up being typically baseball is a little bit differently partially because it's not as publicized, and it's not ranked. And and there aren't fifty people out there saying, you're terrible recruiting agree recruiting. Also because the roster sizes obviously different in baseball than in basketball and football. But also because baseball's limited to what is at eleven point seven athletic scholarships, which isn't even half the roster size that has to present. That has present some challenges you're out there on the recruiting trail. How'd you kind of massage that together and build a recruiting class knowing that those are your restrictions as you move along. Because it's not like you're sitting at a table with the rest of your staff saying, let's go get these X number of players. And then the next day you go do it. It's a process. Yeah. I think you're right. And you mentioned sort of misunderstood about how how the whole thing work. I think a lot of people in both fans and even administrator sometimes, and then the people that you're recruiting that don't really get the the hoops you've gotta jump through in the permutations that you have to figure out to put a Rosser together on budget because football basketball dominate the recruiting landscape and people's perception so much about. Well, hey, if you want that kid you offer him a scholarship will. Yeah. In football and basketball. It's a full and everybody's not working on the same format..
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things
"I will throw you on the bus that comment, by the way, the title of this particular episode baseball things will be coach calls. Tommy, ju the next Ricky Anderson just just to just under the bus there. Because you know, that's how we do things here. I'm curious as a coach if somebody who's out on crew trail. This doesn't need to be a a real defined answer. But do you typically run into kids that don't want to ask for help? Or is it usually the other way around where they're so interested in getting better that if anything they're they're asking too many questions, I think it's the former I think most kids that are really talented are a little bit nervous to how discussion about their for coming their kids days be just because they're so much more than the public eye with social media and recruiting services and scouting services. And and the way we digest high school, and certainly football and basketball and that level, but it's it's pretty similar to in baseball from from an exposure standpoint about kids being seen and the whole concept of exposure. And I'll want everybody to see how good I am. That breed. I think a little bit of of players worry. Being about the tough conversation. So let's talk about the things I'm good at. Let's talk about the the swing stuff that I that I have gotten to a pretty good level with. Let's not talk about what the thing that. I'm not good at yet. And and so I think trying to fifth through that really repeating process develop enough of a relationship on a report with the get that we can have honest conversations about where's their head at what what causes them strengthening diety on the baseball field and maybe off the field too. But specifically on on from the offense standpoint about what are the things that you problems?.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Things
"Honestly, man, I missed the fan culture up there. Mr. baseball people. It was outstanding the part of that community for the years. I was there from baseball stamp. It was little was k-. However, everything you just said about Robertson Cano and fans going to the ballpark in August and Nelson Cruz, including that community we just talked about that with signing Bryce Harper going to other players to complement and paying them some money managers never got over the hump. They ain't over there haven't gone done with Jerry yet. They didn't do jackets awhile. It really gotten over that. But what I will say is the effort was put into a point, and he'd be dishing rewards would have helped Johnston or previous ownership further. What of what we do know is that winning baseball keeps fans happy and denting with their players and they're superstars and for for the young players coming up right in some cases, there sports heroes. I hesitate use award heroes because there's real heroes out there that baseball, right? But they're sports heroes things identify with inspire to be and these type of things hurt the game the hurt the game. And so they need to fix this need to get players into camp. And they need to have a different perspective because the rest of the world is watching and to be honest with you, we all wanna watch baseball. Yeah. We do. Let's get back on. That's all. All right. We'll move on a little bit good conversation. They're one of the other things disc-. Gust at this point with major league baseball. It's clubs the players union. Among some other things like pitch clocks and things like that, which I are annoying..
"baseball" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Baseball
"February fifty thousand nineteen baseball is coming up soon. Football finally ended. We are today. In Bristol, Connecticut for the MLB summit with my friends and h. Up by four days, and as a mess over there with luscious beard, looking good. Thank you very much. It's my off season still waiting for the Mets to make the playoffs spirit. So it's going to get pretty long you're gonna look. It's gonna look I was gonna hit the floor. Then five years behind the glass today, by the way, we've got top researcher Kyle soppe as always are courageous editorial watchdog, Leo how and our producer. Daniel Dalzell has speier and you guys compare beards about that? Maybe lucky we can rub them together at the end of the show. See the balloons. It's the party. Took a turn. So we are town for the MLB summit all of us here because Bristol and the some it's a little different than the the NFL summit. I would think because the NFL summit is like a week long hundreds of people show up the food is catered there's like slides and presentations and important people show enough, and this basically, it's me AJ Tristan and Leo go into the cafeteria for an hour. That's that's the summit, right? There will be food. Well, we have to buy it. As long as there's food. I'm all good. Yeah. We won't pitchers and catchers already. Let's get it done. So that's coming up soon. Five days, and and then spring training games at the end of the month. And then, you know, we'll get into this in March, of course. But like it's March twentieth is win that series over a belief. The over yonder is being played who's buying in. That is under flying. Be Seattle and Oakland, right? Yeah. Okay counts. Yeah. It counts. Let's bring in the edits world watchdog, so people already asking me Leo on Twitter nast, lots of many things different things. But the March twenty games do kaffir. ESPN right. Absolutely. Yes. The March twenty games we'll be in the first scoring period of of the year. And by the way, if the draft after that point, they'll retroactively still count to write cry. We've done that before. Yeah. They should the rest of the game starred in right Thursday. The twenty eighth, you know, everything don't you? Yep. All thirty teams play. All right. Well, then we should get to the news because you seem to know everything here's the buzz. All right. So the patriots one there's not a whole lot of baseball buzz going on the players will sign stop winding..
"baseball" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Baseball
"Bell. Other welcome to fantasy focus baseball to beautiful Thursday morning, August twenty. Third, two thousand eighteen. I American. He has tristen and we have much to cover on this fine sunny day with much sunny day baseball. Right. I ho. Hi ho baseball to talk on the show my song Nola sure Zor the top two pitchers in baseball in war or maybe NFL. I'm going to Graham is an early game. I mean, obviously, if you're listening to this, these games probably started, but it's going to be an interesting day little later on Cole hamels we'll get to that as well given up who runs in four starts with the cubs and it's opponents pitch pretty decently to. Yeah, he is so funny. We'll take a look at the schedule for the next four days. We'll also talk about the many, many combo meals. Oh, yeah. Oh, man. I'm so many. So full now up the whole show so filling, geez. All right, we're, we're, we're laughing. There weren't any since last show. Basically people stop stealing bases, but they haven't stopped getting hurt. We'll get to that. Here's the buzz. I'm not. I'm not singing hunger-strike. No, I can't. I can't Justice to that. No, no Pearl Jam's. I don't think I could do well with that. No. Well, what do you want to start with here? I mean, we could talk about Daniel Murphy being traded other than we changed much. We've talked about Stephen Strasburg. Is it why the big? Well, because it's one of the big headliners of the week and you know, I mean, I don't think people reacted the way expected when that trade I went down on that, is that man, he's going to the cops, where's he going to play? There's a solution to this. He fits the puzzle piece fits and fits well. Well, I mean, I think it's pretty obvious he can only play second base. I if a that team, I know I know could play second, didn't you qualify sucking base. Doug, not this here. He did last year, so I, you know, I, I look at this and I thought, well, it doesn't guarantee him everyday playing time. Obviously the knee is probably stolen issue, but he led off yesterday which is great news now. It doesn't mean it happens again today there are there at the trade. Why would you not the h. him and have Zoubar's the d. h. i. doesn't make any sense. But certainly I think Murphy is what he is. I mean, he's he's sitting well since the break over the past was final thirty five games on the nationals hit three sixty four. So he's back. He might people tuned, but the cubs have the best lineup in the National League. It's it's a good team. You know what I think is, what do you think he is as Brian odor. It's the same situation base not no. It's the same situation after the trade where Ono platoon, no, it's not a platoon and he's the regular. I think he's the regular. I mean, Addison Russell's on the DL. So it's very easy for me to go in this direction. Russell's spin, awful awful. They could play David Bodey at second base. When Brian comes back in a platoon, don't be shocked if they do that, but he's good. Well, yeah, but the thing is that Bodey actually fits really nicely on the ups oriented team where he could throw them in there against the left handed pitchers. You could throw bias over to short where you don't really lose much on defense. Murphy at second is a defensive downgrade, but you shuffle guys around with defensive replacements. Onic Murphy gets at least eighty five percent of the playing time. All right. Let's move on. Also, Matt Adams was dealt and I didn't think much of it. But now that the Marcella Zuma's on the disabled list price left field for the next week to ten days against right hand pitching. So maybe it does matter I, I was not expecting them to go in that direction, but you're right that that the timing of that does hint at it. Initially, I thought Adams goes to first base place sometimes against righties as a pinch hitter, like a little bit more used Justin bore with affiliate after that deal and carpenter shuffles around the infield. So the biggest takeaway was that it hurts the defense for the pictures just a little bit, but you're right. Maybe Adams does have a place to play. Maybe this team is going matchups oriented. Do you stick with those Oona in an ESPN standard? Tintin leak..
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"If there's a struggle in the attempt and whatnot so the point is that he could almost should he decide that after if the american baseball experiment is not something that was a failed one in some people's mind he could almost go back to japan and just like you know have a tunnel built for him like live forever in a way like through the eyes of already done yes and as side light to that one of the exhibition spring training game that i went to in the tokyo dome featured code you harrah's return to the yomiuri giants at at forty two and it was the place was packed fifty thousand people there for essentially a spring training game and the bullpen was behind the dugouts there and they have cameras on them so they everyone knew he was gonna pitch one inning and so he i think it was the fifty came in and they showed him you know warming up in the bullpen and everyone went crazy and then they showed a tribute to his days when he used to pitch for that team for the giants and then he came charging out of the dugout to pitch and it was pandemonium i mean it was it was just like this unbelievable welcome back for kosher you hara so you know i it it's a they they used to resent when like nomo was resented when he came over here because they felt it was almost a slap in the face to to the legacy of japanese baseball that somebody felt like they had to go somewhere else to prove themselves now it's become accepted and the return is is sort of the the payoff you know you come back after you've achieved things here and you show people that you still you still care about their baseball and it almost doesn't matter if he pitches one season or five more you know he's going to be remembered as the guy who came back as the conquering champion it's just it does seem interesting to see how this will evolve with you know hitting home runs and despite the butcher last night playing you know there's been criticism away to faces more deep lineups but i mean he is only twenty three years old and he's his professional career in major league baseball is what like a month and a half maybe so.
"baseball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Has he mimics tani's hurried response no no that's not me i'd rather go to the gym and work out because the only joy i can find his on the field the way karima tells it with his arms wishing away the question the thought itself embarrassed otani i asked masada yoshi a former major leaguer who is tony's pitching coach with the fighters simple question what are tani's interests outside of baseball yoshi takes a deep breath followed by alongside he tilts his head back if he's pondering something deeper than what's been asked finally he says shohei ohtani outside of the baseball uniform is a mystery after a long night game roughly halfway through the two thousand sixteen n p b season karima called otani into his office otani was scheduled to pitch and hit the next day and his manager had a proposal to make he'd noticed tony struggles in the first inning of road games and he attributed it to his hitting third or fourth in the batting order the inning would end with otani either on the basis or on deck leaving him to rush to the mound with scattered thoughts so karima looked across his office desk and said i want you to lead off tomorrow chroma stared waited this was much a challenge as strategy he looked at me and nodded with fierce is karima says after a while he said i know what you're telling me it gave me goosebumps all over even for someone who has been in this game as long as i have it was an awesome moment the next night in another chapter in the legend otani led off with a homer and pitched eight shutout innings in a to nothing win.
"baseball" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Throws compulsion to perfect his his perfectionism to be a baseball player and that's that's running into the the end of the line with regard to his his physical skills but i think it touches on something that is of considerable interest to people even if they might not think about it where professional baseball and especially the major leagues it stands to reason that would be selective for what we might call out no nonstandard psychology in a player you have to be able to withstand a lot of pressure you have to be pretty obsessive with perfecting your skills so how what have you observed i guess with regard to major league baseball players versus just a general audience how does how do the psychological profiles compare between those two groups i read the article and yeah i mean it sounds like you know when he went out and rented the stadium to hit even though it was cold because you know we had to you know there's it's euros a great player and you know i think that preparation and routine is important but i think anyone that's exceeds just not baseball you know there's a line there of perfectionism or deliberate practice or routines or you know that make them what they are i think having a balance in that is what's important and i think that's what you know players are so from a from a baseball players perspective players have been playing a regular basis since they were kids on a very structured basis for through their adolescence through their young you know early twenties so baseball becomes kind of becomes who they are and i've tried to talk the players about baseball's what you do it's not who you are and but when it's who you are and your identity and your daily routine functions around those activities that does become an obsession an obsession of chievements of an obsession of having to do these.