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Why The Playoff Contending Rays Can't Fill Their Stadium

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21:01 min | 11 months ago

Why The Playoff Contending Rays Can't Fill Their Stadium

"So there are five days left in the baseball season and some are really is over so I know so breakdown for us where things stand in the American League playoff race so the Astros and the Yankees of already clinch their divisions the twins barring something catastrophic will probably clinch. There's and they're currently three teams fighting for two wild card spots. What's the as the rays and the Indians and so what's the race between those three teams looking like so oakland currently has the top spot while Tampa Bay has a half half game lead over Cleveland got it and so our story today is about Tampa Bay because there's something unusual going on with the team and its fans and it's actually been happening happening for quite a while now. Despite the fact that this is a playoff caliber team fans. are barely showing up the rays have the worst attendance. It's in the American League and the second worst attendance in all of baseball right like on Monday night when the raise beat the red sox at home there were only eighty seven hundred great people in the stands in the middle of a wild card race and even if they do make the playoffs they're fans still probably not going to fill the stadium and fans who do support the rays are now worried that the team is. GonNa Leave Tampa. This is my team. This is my town Mike. These are my raise most of all. I'm not wanting to give up to raise so today. We're going to look at why raise fans haven't been showing up for this playoff-caliber franchise and how things things got to this point and unders use spoke with the Athletics Jayson Stark about all of this and about who is to blame if the team does end up leaving that's right from wondering and the athletic. I'm under Skelton and I'm beat the Davidson. It's Wednesday September twenty fifth and this is the leave so like something great was there. Is there something emotion and fair for us because this isn't a story. It stays with you aw Hello Hello Jason. How goes it did he day but it's gone fine otherwise just been action packed and just real quick before we begin. I feel like I need to congratulate you because you were recently recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of fame technically I was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame Not inducted into baseball hall of fame but I did have an amazing induction in weekend with those six players made some memories of a lifetime and I'll never forget it lessen tasks while well congratulations again. I appreciate that thanks thanks so. Could you just take us back to March thirty first one thousand nine hundred ninety eight March thirty first nineteen ninety it would have been the day that the Tampa Bay devil rays were born. Ryan loved the half that ball not going to happen and this was something that that people had waited for in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area forever for years. I've been anticipating this comment Tampa Bank long and story baseball tradition dating back to the early part of this century host to the boys of spring now the host of the going to summer. Were you actually the game. I was if there was going to be something. This historic seemed like a good idea. Go show up so I did and it was a packed house. He there were forty five thousand three hundred sixty nine paying customers that day and there was so much excitement that day inside the Dome it felt like something great and special was happening inspection ray history down one on and that will go directly to the hall of fame they had been trying to lure eighteen to move there for years and came close. Oh several times and never happened and then even when they were awarded this team. There was a two year build up waiting for this moment. They brought in a couple of local heroes. Wade boggs and Fred mcgriff are both from the area and they were on that team they were in the lineup deeper burs devil rays all the text in that first year they actually average about thirty one thousand people at home games but then in your to the attendance falls else to about nineteen thousand and part of the problem seems to have been that the team just wasn't doing very well but another part of the problem which you've written about is the location of the stadium. The stadium isn't actually in Tampa. It's sort of over a bridge and then down to the south in Saint Petersburg the neighboring city. You've you've been to a bunch of games there. What's it like getting to the stadium like from downtown Tampa. You know almost unless you live in Saint Petersburg or clearwater or somewhere in Pinellas county. You're going to have to go across at least one bridge possibly to bridges now people in other places they do it all the time but it for whatever reason if feels like a major impediment in that area and then there's the stadium itself. Tropicana field witch which everyone calls the trump. It's been the butt of a lot of jokes. It's funny looking from the outside. You know it's it's it's a dome along with a big tilted roof and it's tilted obviously because they expect people to hit fly balls. They don't want him to decline off the roof that part. It didn't work well high deep to left up near the cat walk and that hit the catwalk that will be a holbrook. I sometimes times thinking that places like baseball's pinball machine always a point of contention here at Tropicana field now John Gibbons. There's out and during that the first sort of ten years of the team's existence they weren't doing particularly well. I don't think they even had a winning season but what what's really strange is that since since then like over the past ten years rays have gotten really good second the winning tons of games. They've got a front office. That's seen as one of the best in the business and yet the numbers haven't come up in fact they've continued to fall you know Matt Silverman. Their president actually said this everywhere else. Every other market winning has brought fans there that only exception they win. It doesn't seem to make any difference no. MLB team plays in front of less is every night night for the third straight season. The race had the lowest home attendance in all of baseball for the raise to be this attendant starved despite how many games they win and is a mystery and there's one other mystery. That's really fascinating. Is You know their TV. Ratings are actually pretty good. They're radio ratings. are actually pretty good. It's an indication that they do have fans. The one difference between their fans and the fans of the other twenty nine teams is their fans. Don't actually go go to the Games. Obviously having low attendance at Games is no fun for players and a few years ago Evan Longoria Star player for the raise. They did something pretty dramatic that trop one third full in the middle of Henan race. Now one of the teams superstars is saying come on and raised Third Baseman Evan. Longoria wants to know where are the fans. Obviously we want to bring a championship to Tampa and so we'd like more than more than twelve to fifteen eighteen thousand to know about it. He actually kind of called out the fans for not showing up for games. You know he's the one guy over recent years who has allowed some of that that frustration to seep out coin out the fans never works but it was it was an honest expression of emotion and frustration and just as a reference. It's here what was their average attendance. Last year. Last year was a little over fourteen thousand and then if you look at the handful of teams that have had better records records than the raise over the past few seasons the New York Yankees are averaging forty. One Thousand Fans Boston Red Sox thirty six thousand the dodgers forty eight thousand the cardinals forty three thousand and then there's Tampa the fifth best record after those four teams are pulling fourteen thousand people people all right but you're also talking about franchises that have a long the richest histories of any franchise is not just baseball but in sports right Yankees Dodgers Ages Red Sox cardinals at your four iconic franchises people grow up in Saint Louis there cardinals fans. That's what their their parents are. It's their grandparents. WERE IN TAMPA Bay. That's not true in so so many people living in that area are actually fans of someone else. This episode of the lead is sponsored by Roman. Guys are terrible at taking care of their health. 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Stu Sternberg and this is your twelve season as the raise owner but tell me what is opening day like for you. I still get goosebumps tangles and almost like MacKinnon. I it really can't believe I got to put this thing together with all our people each year. If you're going to ask people in Tampa about Stu Sternberg the first thing they would tell you is doesn't live in Tampa and somehow or other that has become the defining quality of his ownership to those people and I think one of the reasons is that Jeff Vinik. WHO's the owner of the hockey team doesn't it doesn't just live and Tampa. He's one of the most beloved an active citizens of Tampa and when you contrast past that with Stu who I think has a legitimate affection for the area. I don't know how we could possibly measure up to that but it is a topic. I think it's their owner over there with the lightning been. I think he's invested in the community. I think people appreciate that Gordon stirred birth. The only time I wanNA play the Yankees as he's asking that city to build a the stadium and like the first question people always want to ask him is well if you if you so concerned about our city. Why don't you live here. He lives in New New York. Do you think there's a perception that he genuinely cares about uh the team in their success. I don't think the perception is he doesn't care about the team success. My sense is just from Spain so much time there is there's a there's a large segment of the population thanks. He doesn't really care if his team has a long-term future here or not. It's cast a shadow over their efforts to build a park to find a way to succeed. They pump millions of dollars into the trap made it a better place. I mean the front office that he's assembled is is one of the best smartest most innovative in sports to me. That's a sign of a good owner but it isn't how he's defined in Tampa. It seems like the city of Saint Petersburg has been worried about losing team to Tampa for some time because there's this kind of unusual clause in the contract that the team signed with the city that said they only have a certain window of time in which they could consider building a new stadium in Tampa the the least the raeside the thirty year lease the began in nineteen ninety eight didn't permit them to go anywhere it took years for them to negotiate an agreement with the city of Saint Petersburg that said they could look elsewhere in the metropolitan area which obviously men in Tampa for a limited period of time of course. Everybody knows that they're wanting to move to ebor city over in Tampa like in most breakup Saint Pete is is the one that hopes they'll come running back but if they don't the city says they're ready to move on and during that window where they were allowed to look at other potential angel sites for the stadium they got pretty far along on an idea of moving the team into Tampa. They actually released plans for this beautiful new nine hundred million dollar stadium. This was just last year in two thousand eighteen. I'm proud and incredibly excited to present to. You our vision of Ballpark and one that is of by I and for the people of Tampa Bay now to reveal our plans are designed so they actually announced this plan. They actually like put out like a computer generated yeah video of of what the stadium would look like and it was fancy and amazing Google. It's gorgeous yeah but there was behind the scenes a big fight going on over who would pay for it. What do we know about. Who was opposing? This stadium in a friend of mine told me that it wasn't so much that people opposed it was that nobody ever actually seemed like they were for it. You know the one of the first things that happened after they held their press conference prison dazzled everybody with their plans was that every politician insight began running away from the idea of using taxpayer money to pay for more than eight hundred ninety million total to construct the stadium and build up the surrounding area. Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other leaders maintained the funding has to come from the team and private donors by the time they announced they had less than a year to finance it and actually turn it into something real it and then that window ended and in Saint Petersburg slammed. It shut well. The deal is dead. The Tampa Bay rays will stay across the bay in Saint Pete AP trump after plans to move to Ebor city came to a halt today so now what there's been talk about a bunch of different paths forward for the raise. What are some of those options well. The most immediate you option on the table is one of the oddest proposals ever made by professionally. We begin with breaking news at five o'clock the raise as will explore the possibility of playing part of the season in Montreal Major League Baseball giving the team permission just two hours ago. They're now being allowed by Major League Baseball to quote unquote explore the possibility of playing half their season in Tampa Bay and half the season inconveniently located Montreal there. There's a lot of money in it for the raise if this would ever happen but I it's awfully difficult to find anyone in baseball who thinks this this could actually succeed what I thought would happen and what still might happen at some point. Is You know in the next year or so. The owner Stu Sternberg would say are Lisa's going to expire in seven years or six years whenever we made this man. We have to know where we're going to be so. This is not a threat but if we don't get this done here if we don't get a ballpark built here we're going to have to explore moving somewhere else and so so you know. Jason you've been reading about baseball for a really long time now and you've seen a lot of teams sort of come and go from different cities and what do you think is going to happen. I don't have any sense of confidence that this is leading the raise anywhere other than a trip to Nashville or Charlotte or Portland Oregon or Montreal country all or Vegas one of those cities I just mentioned is going to offer to build them up a ballpark for free. They're not gonNA have to do anything except move there and and you know once baseball gives them permission to look once that offer is set in concrete once people in Tampa Bay. You have said it's not happening here off. They go that would really saddened me but at this point I think it's the most likely scenario. There's still people within the sport who think that when the dust settles in Twenty twenty seven the raise will have a new park in Tampa but as as I keep saying I can't if there's a path to that aisher can't find it. Lewis and Clark couldn't find it but again that critical defining in question is coming. It's out there. You have a team. What does it mean to the people of your community if you lose that. T- how important is it the people in your community to keep that team and Jason raise do end up leaving the Tampa Bay area. Are The fans to blame. If the raise wind up leaving Tampa everyone is to blame with the fans bear part of that blame of course they would if people actually attended handed these games there would be no reason to leave the team would still need a new ballpark to survive financially but if they were playing to packed houses every tonight that would happen or at least will provide much greater impetus for it to happen. I think when you rank last or next to last in attendance and for nine years in a row that's a reason to wonder if you're playing the right market. Isn't it Jayson Stark Major League Baseball Hall of fame honoree. Thank you very much pleasure. 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"Eighteen seventy nine Bruce I. know that when you found out that you were going into the hall of fame was very emotional for you. You actually broke down in tears. What was it that struck you so deeply about that? You know for for one thing I've been sitting waiting for twelve years. And finally to finally get the call and have your name. You know immortalized with baseball. You know it's. You know I still can't say you know Aaron Maze and suitor. I can't say that I don't know that I ever would be able to 'cause. I'd never put myself in a class with those fellas. You're a rags to riches story in a sense. You almost did not even make it to the major leagues digit. All right if I wouldn't have Fred Martin showed me You know how to throw the Split Finger I would not have made it My other stuff was very mediocre and you know I would add no towns. Take me back what happened. You had a season ending injury, and that started the toward the split finger. What happened there? Right I. You know I always. Were you know I started out? You know I still. Still Pretty hard had a pretty good curb all, but they were teaching me the slider and I threw a slider one day, and it POPs my elbow and sat out the rest of that season, and they just thought rest would take care of and was getting ready next January to come back for the minor league spring training starts in March and My elbow still hurt so I went and had surgery I was afraid To tell the cubs because I I signed for five hundred dollars, and I thought you know where they just they'll just release me. And so I went had surgery, and and when I went to spring training, I'd always wear sleeve over top. You know my elbow, so nobody could see the scar and you know I tried to pitch, and then one day I was I wasn't scheduled to pitch or anything I had short sleeves on in Arizona and the pitching coach Read Martin saw this car you know. And he asked me what happened and I told him, and and told him why I went, and did it on my own, and he said well I'll protect you, and you know you come along slowly, and I'll give you a little bit more. You know chance to get ready then we won't judge so quick as we do. Some of these other guys and You know at that time there was one pitching coach for the whole minor leagues, and we wouldn't see Fred, but maybe five days out of the month and he came to Quincy Illinois. And he said here I, want you to try this. And I mean they came to me just I mean almost immediately. What was the difference between the forkball that Elroy face used to throw thrown the split finger where I had a chance to talk Roy about it and in Pittsburgh the one year and He actually he spread his fingers a lot further than what I did. And he said his boy actually come out more like a knuckleball didn't have a lot of spin where the split finger, I didn't spread my fingers quite as foreign I could throw a little bit harder than it had a lot more spin. You know a little bit tougher for the hitter to pick up whether it was a fastball or the split singer. Much control as you wanted it to have in the very beginning. No, no, it took me. all I, guess better part of two years two and a half years to to learn how to control it and get it. You know. Get more consistent with the you know. It started out. Maybe break three or four times out of ten. You know until I could get it up where it would break eight nine times out of ten, Bruce. Did you ever have to deal with the fact that people might have thought you were doctoring the ball because the dynamics of what happened because I mean that ball falls right off the plane. Yeah, when I first came up downsize. Come out and Techni every once in a while. Check me, but It was funny because Herman Franks was my manager and I'm sure it from being out there. You probably know Herman. And harmless grow up and he came out and said he e.. Used to just laugh because I mean I wasn't, and it was just a it was a pitch that was new to the major leagues it. You know it didn't change the game at all, but it changed. You Know How pitchers? Added a new weapon for us to get hitters out I mentioned that you're the first pure reliever elected to the hall of fame, and I know that relievers have a particular mentality. It's different from any other pitcher, middle reliever or starter. who were you comfortable with being a reliever? I. You know I liked that I liked I. Liked that part of the game of baseball I like watching that even today because that's when everything happens, that's. When they bring. When do you bring your infield in when you leave him back? When do you guard the Lines Wendy Uh, you know, take the first pitch strikes. The pitch is going to be. Why are you gonNA, quit stealing or you know, try to take an extra base and it's it's when all the action is and And you know. I just enjoyed and You know. My Dad had had a big influence on me at a very young age. My Dad was a real quiet man and You know he just. He tells me all the time. He said just go out and do the best you can don't worry about. There's another game tomorrow and as a reliever. That's basically how you have to take it and You know it's you know you just go out there and then do the best you can and some days you know you you do well and some days you don't and four, but those days you don't. It's. It's a bad feeling fruits. You know as well as I do. There was a particular time where you did not want to have the ball taken out of your hand. If you were a starting Pitcher, I think about Bob Gibson. You'd have to fight him for the ball, but then after a while things started transitioning in the bullpen became more important. What particular point did that happen? Do you remember I love you take? About Bob, Gibson we're last year, we they pick the all Bush stadium team there and say Louis. Starting pitcher and I was a relief pitcher. We walked out to that US. All go to our position Bob wouldn't even let me get on the mound to be recognized. But You know there was guys before me, but I. Think really in my mind. You know what really set it off. Was Rollie fingers? You know in the early seventies with the Oakland A.'s. And everybody the whole country saw you know how Rollie fingers shortened the ball game. And I! Mean those guys you know before him to I. Mean You know the parking lot? At the time and Doug mcgurn Mike Marshall and a lot of great relief pitchers, but to me Rollie. Fingers is the one that kind of really put us on the map. Yeah I also think you mentioned about tug McGraw I think about Dennis Eckersley. Who's now in the hall of fame and I? Think we're all. He did probably open up the door for serious consideration for for relievers, didn't he? Absolutely and I think. You know if you compare the relievers statistics to the starting pitchers, I mean there's no way we compared to them i. we never get. The innings pitched that they pitch. We never get to strike outs and we never will. But I think the way the the reliever as being the last forty years that you can't win if you don't have that guy. And and you have to have that guy I. Mean if you're playing. Let's just say the New York Yankees and you can take one guy off their team. He can't play it. Be Marietto revere, because at least you're gonNa make it a nine inning game. Trevor Hoffman it's. It's not a nine inning. Game Trevor Hoffman told me one time the greatest asset that closer can have a short memory. Would you agree with him? Absolutely because You know like I said they. The whole game is built up to get you in the game. And get the ball in your hand and late innings with the with the little bit know with the lead. And they're taking offense guys out and put defensive guys in double switch in the batting order and you know everything is built for you. And when you don't do it, it's a bad feeling you know you just feel like you've left everybody. Nobody talks to you in the locker room except Kenny Holtzman. You might even know Kenny from being A. Kenny yeah, can't you mean when I first came up? Everybody was making a big deal about how I held the ball. And all that and you know I give up a home run to lose a game and the other reporters accommodate leave and and Kenny be sit right there, and he just wait, and then he go. How'd you hold that one? Story About Candy I want to ask Blue Moon Outta. My said did Kenny ever ever throw a breaking pitch? Not many not many not at all. When you take a look at the managers you played for. Did you have a specific manager that you enjoy playing for more than others? Well Wordy hers off. Yeah, get I mean he's just He's just a special man. He's just he's a joy to be around I've never seen you know down or disappointed. I mean every day he come in he just you know who live in the locker room with with jokes and tell stories you know back in baseball, and and you know. When the game started white, he was a lot like. You Know Joe. Torry Bobby Cox today's. You didn't even know he was there. You just played. Why do you always stand up? And he showed no emotion when you came into a ballgame, bruce and face, maybe one of the big hitters of the other teams say in the ninth inning. Men were on base. You get out of that. You close the game. You Win the game whatever it was. How did you know you had their respect? What type of look because there's body language that goes along in that battle between closer and and big time hitter. Right and it's You know it's. It's one of those deals with it. You know you don't intimidate big-league hitters you don't you know the good hitters? They're not afraid to get hit by the ball. You know what I mean. Timothy them that way, but a big league hitter especially when they don't WanNa, get embarrassed. They don't want to strike out. They don't want to swing at a bad pitch. You know they WANNA come through for their team because I mean they're the best players, and and that's what their job is, and and when you get them out, you know in that time. You know it kind of you know. They feel like they let thirteen down and in the same token when they get you. You feel like you left your team times when you're battling like that. It's almost a battle of. of WHO's GonNa? Get embarrassed tonight. We got about forty five seconds left but I every pitcher has a guy that he just hated to see. Come in to the batter's box, not necessarily the big home run pitcher assume it was the guy that would make contact well. Yeah, but some of those guys they. Gary Carter was tough on the Road Sandberg. You Know Jack Clark. If you remember back with any. Handed hit! I had more trouble with right handed. Hitters than I did left handed hitters right handed hitters that like that ball down in. I had problems with because that's where my ball went. Most of the time 'cause I pitched, so many lefthanded hitters I got used to running up all the way from them, but it would come down at into those guys. Those guys knew what to do with. Congratulations Bruce again. You deserve to be a hall of fame. Thanks for joining us on sports byline anytime now, Ronnie, thank you take Care Bruce suit or hall of Famer. He is the first pure reliever elected to the hall of fame, played twelve seasons in the majors, with the Covey's also the cardinals in the braves, and his career stats and sixty eight wins, but that's the closing situation, but take a look at those three hundred saves. That's the key. We continue with more of you and sports byline. 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You've already written a book, so the next thing to do is make this free call right now adorns publishing and get your free guide to publishing. Call Right now. Eight, hundred, four, eight, five, six, zero, zero, three, eight, hundred, four, eight, five, six, zero, zero three. That's eight, hundred, four, eight, five, six, zero, zero three. This is America's sports. Talk Show Sports Byline, USA Here's Ron Bar. A lot of people wonder about the birth of the hall of fame. I'm talking about the baseball hall of Fame Cooperstown well. If you're are wondering, there is a wonderful book that will answer all your questions. It's called a great day in Cooperstown. The improbable birth of Baseball's hall of fame and Jim Wrestler is the author of this book in the Hall of fame by the way was founded in nineteen, thirty nine. What's your fascination with the Hall of fame? That motivated you to write this book Jim. That's a good question Ron I. You know I I live outside New York. City Cooperstown is about four hours north of here. It's a beautiful drive up to sort of. Upstate New York and I've been up there so much and I've been to the Baseball Hall of Fame Countless Times. If if if you've ever been there, it's sort of a I. Don't know this kind of timeless element to it I mean it's. You know it's an up-to-date little town with Internet connections, and you know modern prices and all that sort of stuff, but you go there and it's. It's sort of like you're you're it? It's kind of time warp and you know i. just got wondering For how much I'd like Cooperstown I just started wondering well. There's got to be a reason why it's in the middle of upstate new. York. It's out of the way and I got to thinking well. I wonder why and that's Three years three years later. I sorta figured out why you ask the question. How about answering it for us? I could go on all night, but basically it's a neat story. back in the goes back a ways, but back in the twenties That that region of the country was Really kind of a one one horse town in terms of an economy, it was an agrarian economy and even before the Great Depression farmers Um really there. They were having their own depression, and there was a there was a man who's really kind of the forefather of the of the hall of fame, as it was, a man named Stephen Clarke. Clarke was a was a cooperstown native He was an air to fortunate didn't have to worry about making a living too much and he he got to thinking Basically for his love of Cooperstown, how do I diversify the economy? How do I get another industry in here? He thought of tourism. He knew that there was some sort of baseball connection with cooperstown. He'd read some. Heard a myth that baseball had actually started in cooperstown really didn't, but they figured what the heck we'll go with it they sort of pushed the myths. They've got him. They got the hall of fame in for a while. It's funny because the idea was to build a museum. In a baseball old folks home a place where retired ballplayers would go and I remember thinking. I'll be great to visit to visit the nursing home full of baseball. There's that didn't happen, but the hall of fame and Museum Dead, and you know seventy years later. Whatever it's a, it's a thriving booming industry up there kind of set the record straight to you, not because it's generally thought that abner, doubleday invented baseball, and that that first pitch was thrown in cooperstown well first of all if he didn't invent it, who did and why does that myth continue to perpetuate itself? And where was the first pitch thrown? Well Doubleday was Basically, th. There's a whole story there, but after the turn of the century, the the last century commission was put together. It's about nine, hundred, zero, five, nineteen six. and They basically they wanted to figure out where baseball started. There were basically two strains of thought. One is that it was? Started by this guy, doubleday there was a myth that it. In fact, it happened he was a doubleday is probably a lot of your listeners know was was a union civil war general at the time he supposedly invented baseball. He was a West Point. Cadet, who was home on break in sort of pitch through sort of drew this thing out in the sand, or in the dirt, and said baseball but when looking back doubleday, he never wrote about baseball. He never talked about it. He really probably didn't know what baseball was, but the this commission put together little about one hundred years ago. This year I. Think is a matter of fact, decided that They they they wanted sort of it. It makes sense to them. That an American hero would be the one behind it it just they wanted to call it the American game. They wanted to get an American hero behind it. When in fact, it was really a game of immigrants. It was a game that. Starting. That started in the New York New Jersey area. The first game was in hoboken just across the river from Manhattan and it was a game that really took It's really started from cricket and when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense immigrants who bring over the cricket bat sort of the long rectangle. kids would sort of play around. Get a new the sort of. Molded out of sort of a tree stump and you know it, they. They had a baseball bat, but it was really it. It was really a New Jersey New York, game started by Maine, named Alexander Cartwright. Different From Doubleday. That's the truth and you know the fact that it's a myth, so what nobody really cares? Still Great Hall of fame up there and cooperstown. We're talking with the author. Jim Rice lower in the name of that book by the way a great day and Cooper's down the improbable birth baseball's hall of fame. It has been left in Cooperstown, whereas maybe a lot of people would look at the economics of having a hall of fame, and think that it might be better served the game itself if it was moved to a more metropolitan area. Why hasn't it been moved? Well, it was a that's a. that's a real good question. I'm not really sure I. I know the answer to that other than the fact that. They built this thing and the other thing that really makes it improbable. You think about its birth nineteen, thirty nine it was at the tail end of the depression when people really weren't building much of anything I mean there were a few dam projects and WPA things, but the idea of building a library and museum and hall of fame at the end of. Of the depression was was really extraordinary, but the fact is that from the get go. It was a success It's not too far from a major metro area not too far from new. York City not too far from Boston. a lot of people could drive there from other places. Highways go through cooperstown or through the nearby town, so it's tough to get to. Little out of the way, but they built it. You know the old story. If you build it, they will come. We'll we'll. They did so It's It's grown accordingly, and it's been a great success. The book about the eleven inductees into the first Major League Baseball Hall of fame. They included Babe, Ruth Connie Mack Cy Young Honus, Wagner Anti COBB. But if you take a look at any picture that first class, you won't see how ty COBB why. A story about that. That's kind of fun. Don't know how much you know about tight Cabre I. Imagine you, you know you probably know fairmount that kind of a tanker, isil Guy, even in retirement now in nineteen thirty nine Cobb was in his early fifties. He'd been out of baseball. He'd been retired for at least a decade or more but was still carrying the feuds of yesteryear and the fact is that. There's a great shot sort of one of those iconic shots that probably a lot of your listeners would would would know. It's sort of the first class there and there's Babe Ruth in the front and. Honest Wagner and cy, young and Walter Johnson you think well. Where's COBB? He was supposed to be there the story on the day the Great. Dane cooperstown was that he was caught in traffic. He was delayed. Not Quite true. COBB was still. pissed off at the Baseball Commissioner Landis over something that happened back in nineteen, twenty six, when Landis accused him of throwing game, whether it was true or not still one of those. Another one of those baseball mysteries will never quite solve. The COBB was making a point. And he missed the photograph saying he was caught in traffic. He really wasn't. And the fact is that he got there after all the pictures taken and everybody was happy to see him and I think he's sort of regretted his little, his little hissy fit, but. He showed up enough for the picture. Some of the other eleven that we don't have on this list. well. This was this was the class. The only other person who who wasn't there who was inducted with Christy Matthiessen now Christine Matthiessen. was whisked into the hall of fame was in the first class, but he had actually died about fourteen years before he died I. Think about is about forty five years old. Of I think it was so happy. Sin was was on the roster, but he wasn't there and later that year. no, it's about a year later, Lou Gehrig win, and it was that year that I think it was GEHRIG's last game, so other people were soon. there'd be a lot of other people soon, but this this was This was the class other than Cobb, not in the picture and Matheson who had died by then, but still pulley. You talk about lineup. It's one of the great lineups of all time. We only have forty five seconds. What was that first induction ceremony like? Well it was it was quite a day was Ron. It was a great day, but it was one of those days where you know, there were no there was a PR agent or a couple of guys, but it really was the days before public relations I mean a train pulls into Cooperstown, little town in upstate, New York and nineteen, thirty, nine, all these extraordinary legends. Legends of the game go piling out. There were no cars to pick them up. There were no entourage's. It was just a you know babe. Ruth said. Where's the? Where's the platform? Somebody points them and says it's up there and they walked. They walk around. It was one of those days I mean. There were about ten twelve thousand people there, but if he wanted to. Talk to Cy Young. You just walked up the CY young. I mean it was one of those days. Run in baseball history. Hold on just a second Jim. Isler is with us. The name of his book is called a great day and Cooperstown the improbable birth of baseball's hall of fame. We continue across the country and around the world on the American forces. 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And it was the vision of this one Guy Stephen Clarke and it was really it. Sort of the the the kind of secondary story is a guy who was just absolutely dogged in his termination to build this hall of fame, and it was basically this fellow Stephen Clarke in his a guy who worked for a man named Alexander Cleland. Who just went out there? Marched back and forth to baseball headquarters finally got baseball involved, then went out and tried to get the interest of these old ballplayers It, was it. It's basically a story of tremendous. Dogged determination at a time building a museum at a time when when America was really just trying to keep afloat so That's kind of the whole subtext of the thing, but within there there's there's lots of great stories. I mean going out to Walter Johnson's farm and going to see cy young and convincing. These guys to not only to donate items, but to attend. To attend the first event and They got hundred percent success did major league baseball embrace this that the players embrace the hall of fame now I know it's reflective of greatness in their careers everything, but were they reticent to put their arms around this. I think the players. kind of got they caught onto this at the get go I, think they realized the chief I if I last about fifteen years and hit three forty every year. Maybe I'll be there someday. Players were never a problem the initial problem with actually. The Baseball Commissioner Judge Landis. Who was in imperious dictatorial guy didn't suffer fools gladly. He I heard about this idea. And about nineteen, thirty, six, thirty seven didn't didn't like it at all. Just didn't get attention. What these What Stephen Clarke did the forefather of the hall of fame is he sort of went? He sort of did an end around to get the land. Is He actually got to the National League commissioner? Ford Frick, who later became commissioner young guy at the time, only the early forties, sort of a rising young executive in baseball circles, and it was frick who really looked at this idea. It was just a museum to start off. and said you know. There's a lot of I think the museum could work. Let's G. let's do I. Don't know. Let's do a hall of fame. And at the time there was really hot. There was no sports hall of fame. Famous were really Sort of an idea of the future, so putting together the museum wasn't so it wasn't just a museum was a museum and hall of fame. And it's when those two things got together. The sports writers got really excited because they were involved to actually electing as they do now. They were electing these guys. And from there, it sailed through. I was just going to go there and ask you about the selection process the rules for being selected to the Baseball Hall of fame. What were they initially? And how much have they changed over the years well, they varied a lot run. basically It was A. It was kind of a big free for all it first. They were leading in virtually. Nobody it became. I mean it was just a couple of people this first class eleven. People took about three years to get in. I mean there was one year where they? They didn't elect Walter John, electing. Walter Johnson to the hall of fame. They were very very stringent. I I think the first year five got in and then four, and then a couple more after that maybe five three three something like that. so the first class actually is about three years worth of ballots. But When you look at it over the years, they were very very tough. Sports writers were in the beginning. There were some years when they probably let in too many people. There were other years when they probably didn't let in enough I mean. What we go through now. In selecting hall of fame I mean this past year only one I mean. There was the Negro League election recently, but leading one guy in the hall of fame this year when they were probably a few others who deserved that sort of. battle You know too few too many. This big question mark that's been going on since the get go. It's nothing new. What about the character issue was that ever thought up because you had babe, Ruth, who was a great boozer and and womanizer and I'm sure ty Cobb. which everybody knows was a nasty son of a gun. was that ever a part of the consideration of the sports writers back in those early days? A really good question. I! Don't think it was as much as it is now. At the same time you know you think about Pete rose that that's when the character issue in these past few years is really sort of reared its head. does rose, deserve to make it after what he did at the same time. there you know. The black socks had been banned and they weren't allowed. In Joe Jackson lot of people even back then were saying shoeless. Joe Jackson should go in, and everybody said no, so I guess in a way. The character issue has always been around with a little more liberal back then simply because as you say, Ron, they let entitled up. You know it's funny I, you know everybody talks about this bottle bonds make it. We'll maguire make it. Who knows we'll see what happens, but next tie COBB? These guys are Eagle Scouts. Jim Rice lower is with us in the name of his book is a great day in Cooperstown, the improbable Bertha Baseball's hall of Fame Jim when we take a look at the baseball hall of fame, and we were talking about the rules. Did they change to say and and maybe can give us a little bit of a history here that? That, if you're not in the good graces of baseball, and you're not eligible for the hall of fame, because a lot of people ask that in reference to the Rose Situation Yeah, I think it's always been around I mean again the the black socks thing. Those guys were banned. They never. We're GONNA. Get back into organize ball they weren't GonNa make the hall of fame so on one hand. It's always been around. But on the other hand tie Cobb got in. He was the first guy in so They didn't talk about it back then. I think they were a little more liberal. In terms of who they let in in terms of character they could have a few more flaws and they do today, but it. It's always been around. It's probably more of an issue today though I, just probably because there's more media today, I'm really I really don't know though it's been more formalized, I think more than anything else that. The media talks about the character issue and yet I've often said if you take. Take a look at Gaylord Perry. You loaded up baseballs and has admitted it as well, and there are probably the people that have used cork bats, and you know stolen signals of those things. That's almost part of the Lore of the game. Is it not yeah? No, I think you're right I. Think you're absolutely right and I think the other big difference is in the media coverage today you know back then when what Babe Ruth did in his in his spare time. Everybody knew, but they didn't report about it as today These guys are very much. You know they're fair game. Politicians their. their private things are reported just as much as you know. They're public figures back. then. A lot of this stuff was sort of A. We won't say that we're just to. We're just GONNA, report. What's on the field whether it's right or not? I don't know, but I think. The character issue has become. It was probably triggered by the rothe situation, and the fact that rose is not in the hall of fame. And, but it's it's sort of become It's it's sort of it's become more of an issue today where it wasn't back then when you take a look at cooperstown and think about the growth of the game, and saying another fifteen or twenty five years, even more players are going to be going into the hall of fame. Is there the possibility that baseball may outgrow cooperstown and almost be forced to move the hall of fame someplace else. Isn't that a question You know it's a good question on the other hand If you've ever been up there, they they actually have expanded quite a bit. And when you go into the room I, don't know what it's called. It's sort of the the plaque room. I guess where they have all of these guys. there's a lot of room to expand and I think that's what they do before they move it I think somehow it would be a little like you know taking the Yankees out of the Bronx I think there'd BE A. I think there'd be quite a cry There's the opportunity for more marketing of baseball, and if you look at the other hall of Fame's, I know Canton Ohio for the NFL is a little bit on the small side as well. Maybe what they're trying to do is keep the image in the attachment of baseball. Even the NFL to small town America. I. Think so. I think so and and and again I i. don't I can't say? For a absolute, what what the right answer is run, but if you've ever been up the COOPERSTOWN. they've done a lot to that town to preserve sort of the small town. Americana feel, too. It's funny, too because. it feels small town in feels like a sort of a throwback town, but it's very big business and I i. just you're right. I I think there would be a a real I think people would be really upset if if if baseball less cooperstown. I think they I think there'd be. You know look at the the alternative is opposed is I think there'd be a lot of people very upset Jim. What are some of the unusual things about the hall of fame that most people don't think of or don't even know about? Unusual things about the hall. I'd say probably the biggest surprise for me may not be surprised or anybody else. I've been up there so much now. I don't think about it anymore, but. it, it doesn't. When you walk up Main Street at twenty five main street in Cooperstown. It looks like a library it's it's so understated There's no flashing lights There's a few signs that say cooperstown you know. Baseball Hall of fame six miles two miles turn left, and you'll get the hall of fame, but it's it's so absolutely. it's like going to a library really and It's think it's all part of preserving. Thought of the again that small town feel up there, but you have to kind of look. Look hard for it if if if you're going there for the first time, but probably just just. How. You stated it all is but when you see, it fits in perfectly. Unusual collectibles they have up there in the museum that you've seen home. They changed a lot. They have they have a whole sort of? A Babe Ruth Room but a whole annex up there. They have everything from his bats. I mean a lot of things that expect babe. Ruth Bat well, yeah, that's there a couple of famous baseball and they have his locker and they have shoes then they have You know his his reading glasses. I don't know a lot of Very sort of weird personal effects Christy. Mathewson checkers kits now Christy Mathewson. was known as not such a rowdy player. He was known as the Christian gentleman and you kind of you know not quite the character, some of these rowdy Oh ballplayers at the time, but then you say Oh, my goodness, he play checkers, and then there's an explanation that He was pretty good at Chequers, and he tended to clean a clean out his teammates of their paycheck. Checker, so a lot of sort of. Unusual things lot of things that expect famous bats famous balls all that stuff, but A lot of sort of personal effects that that you wouldn't expect but at the same time they help round out the people who were there, so you get a good sense of the of the people of the players and the executives, and all that sort of stuff who were in the hall of fame. What would you like people to take away from this book? Well. You know this was It was just was one of those days when June nineteen thirty nine. When if you're a baseball fan, you know every all baseball. Fans think you know if if anybody with a sense of history. They think Gee, I. Wish I'd been there the day you know bill. Mazeroski hit the run. Bobby Thompson or Kirk. Gibson I wish I was. was there the day Barry? Bonds hit number sixty, two I or number seventy I. Don't know, but this is one of those days. When you just wish you'd been there. Fly on the wall. A train gets into COOPERSTOWN. This little town ups that pretty little town in upstate, New, York and nineteen, thirty nine, and all these legends compiling out, and it was just it was A. Run. It was a great day in Cooperstown. It was the day you just wish you had been there. Are you happy with the way the book came out? Yeah I am I. Am I think it tells a of You know there's there's a lot of information packed into it, but I think it tells the story. It tells the narrative, and it's I think if you're a baseball fan, hopefully hopefully enjoy it because there's a real continuity to the game, and this takes you back and Just? Would've been a great day to have been there Jim. Thank you very much for spending some time with US I hope. Everybody enjoys the Book Take Care Jim, thank you? Ron Jim Wrestler with us and if you'd like to check out his book, want to know more about the baseball hall of fame. It's very interesting read. It's called a great day in Cooperstown, the improbable birth of Baseball's hall of fame, and it really has a very interesting history. It was founded in nineteen, thirty nine. We continue with more view and sports byline. Remember in the beginning when you first started to build a life for you and your family, you never imagined it would come to this instead of living your dreams. You're living with debt. In fact, it's smothering you now. There's a way you can take back control with one simple call. 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He's a fine senior writer for sports illustrated and what caught my attention was an article that he wrote about Kobe Bryant the great unknown ten seasons into a certain hall of fame career, Kobe Bryant remains to teammates and opponents admires in haters as big. A mystery as ever is what Jack McCallum wrote. A takes a look at Kobe playing in the. The shadow of Michael Jordan. The article also covers relationship with the black community, and as you know, he did not grow up in a black community, grew up overseas where his dad was playing basketball overseas, and also his legacy as a player, so we'll talk to him in just a second then right after that Abraham Avenue is going to be with us to talk about his book. 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Senior writer at sports illustrated, who covers the NBA and I was reading an article in SL that he co authored called the great unknown seasons into a certain hall of fame career Kobe Bryant remains to teammates and opponents admirers in haters as big a mystery as ever Jack. Why is he in a `Nigma, well I think when you call somebody in. `Nigma. As as a writer you sort of it's the ultimate I'm saying all. Explain it later, but it's kind of a cop out because in a way you're announcing at the beginning of the article you can't. You can't make your mouth. I noticed that everybody that gets called a `Nigma and I've certainly done it before. It's because well. We can't get to the bottom of this guy, and it's partly because He wants it that way. You know it's a variety of reasons I mean you could put us on the psychiatrist's couch, but basically I think one of the strongest thing is. Is Background. I mean his background with so alien to the way that the typical, not only never mind African American player street player in the NBA. I mean it was different than the white player I mean he? Was You know he? He grew up in Italy. NBA Tapes but his hero was Mike Dantonio. Who's kind of this? hetty point guard who played for Benetton Treviso so he didn't look at things sort of the normal way now you couple that with the fact that his talent. you know his talent is as? Supreme as anyone's in the league probably doesn't have quite as much physical town as Lebron since he's not that big, but I mean certainly in the top. Five of guys who played in the last three years. So what's his game like his games, even kind of a An and it's not quite street. You know it's very smart on the other hand. It is very selfish so he has a lot of conflicting things going on. I thought it was interesting what you said under the area of the image you say are at least he said. Some people are going to like me. Some people aren't going to like me. The people who don't just have to understand who I truly am. Who Truly is he? I think he looks at himself as someone WHO's. A good person. that does things for his foundation which he doesn't talk about very much like like many athletes. I think he wants. People never mind what happened in Denver oven. Sorry in Colorado You know the fact that he is committed adultery or whatever? We don't know what else happened in that room beside adultery. We know that happened I. Mean that doesn't exactly put him in a club of one among American athletes or the American population, I might add so he wants himself to be thought of as a family man fear of feels that he's made immense through that that's so he lives with his family and most of all a guy that had you know. Hard on the court night and fulfill his responsibilities I. Mean that's the key thing with one of the things Kobe does is talk to the press after every game. You know he may not say anything you know, but after every single game every single night. Kobe does that kind of thing that you're supposed to do. And that's very important for into thought of as a guy who, off the court kind of is trying to the right way. Jack in this article there was one line in it that really to me was the strongest comment that you and John made, and that was opponents who marveled at Ryan's ability to compartmentalize his life that to me to be able to do that is probably the greatest strength and I think it says something about his personal strength, and also his mental strength, and also the fact that he wants to be defined as a basketball player. You know he's not the first one to do it, I think great athletes are kind of. I've sat back in the day with Jordan before a game and. I! Just remember this one night that. You Know Jesse Jackson was there asking for tickets? Though we're two rappers there. There were I. Don't know ten people clamoring around. And you know Jordan, just seem to be so. you know involved in other. He was getting taped. You know something's wrong with me. You know and you think to yourself how this guy preparing for a game and he went out and got forty seven. You know so. I mean the great athletes. can kind of do that what Koby has been able to do, was that the negative, the negativity that was engendered by Colorado he would come into an arena and beat the entire night so what he had to do. with not only compartmentalize with what was going off the court, but had to handle that kind of negative attention, which a guy like never. Never really got you know that's an interesting point Jack because. If you think of somebody like Jordan or almost any other athlete, they may have come out of environment in which they were used to hostility, but as you've already attested to. He came from Europe where there's a sophistication. He was really not involved with the inner city with the black culture to the degree that maybe he would be used to that and I really admire that whether you agree with what happened in Colorado or not. I admire that he was capable of doing that given the fact that he had not had any previous experience dealing with that. And the other thing that I kind of I mean obviously you can't agree with what happened. Colorado we just. We just aren't really sure, but I mean obviously something. Went wrong there, but the one thing that that strikes me about this Kobe is absolutely convinced that he is going to take the long view. That, he's not going on. Maybe he just kinda senses. He's not very good at it, but you know as we said in the article. He's not going on. Oprah. He's not got a plan. Public Relations Campaign. He's going. He's convinced that he can quote win. People back over the long run like you know five six seven eight nine years I mean. That's what he's thinking about that to me is a very interesting thing. for an athlete, certainly and in a society where you know we pretty much with instant gratification, Kobe, saying by the year two thousand and ten. You know people are GonNa like me again. That shows either strange maturity or you know. We're GONNA see which one one of the things that you said about the fact that being defined as a basketball player made the his strengthen his salvation almost in a sense, because if he understands that's what he is, that's what he's paid to do that. He can focus in on that and he doesn't worry about the things. He has no control of I think of somebody like a Barry Bonds. Who I think to some degree is the same way doesn't worry at least outwardly. About doesn't try to make everybody liking because he knows he can't do that. Is there any similarity there? Well. I've only dealt with bonds a little bit I. Maybe it's just cut I'm closer to. Basketball there is really A surliness I mean people have used the word arrogance to describe Kobe. You know I guess that's accurate. But that you know a lot of players had that, I mean. Barkley had an arrogance had an arrogance. What there isn't with Kobe. Is the kind of surliness and a total inability to get along with the world now I. Understand you know some of your. Listeners know more about bonds than than I do. I've covered very little baseball, but there's something a little quote warmer that you know. I, wouldn't quite, but having said that that's one of the things that interested me within these Q. Ratings of popularity. Up lower than back lower than Barry, bonds and. That's pretty low. That surprised me I would have to say. Why do you think that is Jack? That that surprises me I think what we can put that on is is partly. Partly tournaments Kobe on Kobe a lot of it, but I think partly. What it is Allen Popular the NBA game as compared to you know baseball that base by me you know. That's a whole other show you could do, but I mean obviously. The NBA Pro basketball is behind the other major sports in terms of likability. You mentioned also Jack in the article that Bryant's image was. That of a loner appears individualists who didn't connect with his teammates or the public at large. I can understand not connecting. Connecting with the public, but what about his teammates? How isn't that an important factor? It is an important factor, but I think that is important, and that is what is missing in his game. He's trying. He says he's trying. They all say it's better Phil Jackson says it's better. I do believe that, but I still see a lot of times when he cannot hide, his displeasure and putting too much of the mistakes on them when some of the mistakes are on him. I mean Jordan used to somehow be able. To hide it, you know or know what to say about US guys. Kobe just can't be one of the guys and. We're going to have to see if he ever is able to be once. One of the other things I think a lot of people forget about, and he even said I was seventeen when I got here. I mean we're asking an awful lot of about him for young man that got to professional basketball at a very tender age. That's true and having not lived. I mean I'm thinking what I was like seventeen years old. But I mean Kevin. Garnett, Did the same thing and Kevin Garnett his public or his image is a little bit. Not Quite what it is Kevin is not quite. As friendly and maybe amenable certainly to the press as he may appear to be however Kevin, SORTA figured it out. Kind of you know I mean. In fact, one of the quotes story with somebody saying. Hey, he's not the Kinda Guy. We sit around like Kevin Garnett and say hey. He's a really good guy. You know so. Kevin Garnett came in at the same age to I'm not saying it's not hard, but there's guys that have come in like that and have figured it out. Go to Kobe, he's. He's got a way to go in that respect I like nate McMillan's comment. He's got great size for guard. He's pretty impossible to defend. Any is hard to score against when he hunker down on defense, and the fact that anybody plays defense in the NBA. Probably makes them pretty special. Doesn't it well? I think it's probably more more played than than people think I mean there's a lot of you know. Defensive Scheming that goes on a lot of people. Cover up defenders one thing about Kobe. Games on the line Kobe can go out and play that guy and and shut him down. Jack hold on the second will continue with this very interesting discussion, and if you'd like to check out the article, it's a wonderful one. It's about Kobe. It's called the great unknown. 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I never felt like I deserved to be part of our tradition, because I grew up overseas in Italy, never truly believed that my own people wanted to identify with me. Why did he feel that way? Way And how did he feel? How did that feeling change? Because at indeed has changed him understanding his importance to the black community, he said it changed during during Katrina I think that his now as an aging white man I'm being somewhat presumptuous, talking about you know the African American experience. So this is my. This is merely my take from the outside. I think Kobe's inability to feel that he connect with the African American community. It's just an extension. Of his feeling whether he admits it or not that he really couldn't connect with anybody. You know what I mean that. It wasn't much different than connecting with his white team at. He couldn't connect with anybody. That really wasn't his experience. It was partly how he grew up. It was partly how his parents kind of sequestered him. It was partly the early fame that he had I don't partly his own arrogance and mindset that you know this is. Is My ball. This is my type of team I. Think He's trying to amend that. But one of the quotes in the story we had from USC professor. WHO's one of these guys that you know? Kind of specializes in analyzing hip hop culture? He is an african-american said you know saying Kobe has street. cred is like saying. Dick Cheney has street cred and I haven't seen K- Kobe got his reaction the story, but I have the feeling that. That probably hurt and you know sometimes in an article. You just have to put in a coke so good, but I would guess that that that probably hurts and you know that's that was someone from the African American community saying that yeah in that quota came from Todd Boyd the professor at USC. It also says the Bryant's image problem in part may stem from his ambiguous racial identity, but I don't think that that's his fault I mean he can't be blamed for growing up in Europe and not having a black community to relate to at that age, and I know you're absolutely right, and I'm not saying Todd Boyd's entitled to his two cents I mean we call them up I'm not saying he's right. You know and I don't know whether he's right. I mean as I said I'm hesitant to comment on. However, you're right because I think one of. Of the things about Michael, Jordan one of the things we have to realize Michael Jordan had for want of a better word, ambiguous racial identity. You know that's why Michael was partly why Michael was so successful as a marketer I. Don't think you know. He was so good that I don't think people in the black community went while he doesn't have any street cred on the other hand. Michael did not play that card. Michael was a guy who appealed to everybody so the same thing that Michael was able to make work for him has worked against. Kobe. I think you know as well as I do Jack Maybe one of the kiss of death when it comes to sports is when they say so, and so as the next Willie mays. Michael Jordan how does the ghost of Michael Jordan or relate to Kobe? Bryant. Kobe. Kobe can't quite figure out what to think about that because he is flattered, I mean Jordan. No matter what he says I put in the article that one of the things. Sometimes you look at him. He kind of eerily channels him out on the court. You know some of the things he does, and not just 'cause. They're both good. I mean some of the some of the motions that he hasn't some of the walk and everything on the other hand He really does not want to be that. And I don't know for better or worse, but I think. He succeeded in getting away from that I. Don't think if if he comes back to be accepted. It this long range view that he has if he comes back and succeeds in that I think that he will have been successful. I don't think it will be because he's the next Jordan. You know I don't know whether we'll ever see that person but I don't think it's Kobe. Bryant either I think if the is successful, he will be the first Kobe Bryant. He will stamped out on individual territory to divorce himself from the Ghost, the number twenty three Jack I think you know as well as I do knowing Michael Jordan. The one thing I've said about Mike on I know you probably agree with. This is the strength of Michael Jordan as a great basketball player was that when the game was on the line, he was the one that was willing to determine the outcome of it. He also knew the game. Game well enough that he knew from a moment to moment basis in a game what needed to be done in order to be successful meaning the team successful whether it be diving for a ball, dishing off to somebody else or making the shot, and then the last thing he did was that he made other players around him better than they actually were now. I don't think there's any doubt about Kobe. Having the capability of when the game is on the line winning it, but what about the other two making other players better than they actually are and understanding the little nuances of the game, and what's needed to be victorious? One of the things that happened to Kobe that could have been in retrospect. You know just from an individual standpoint. One of the worst thing was winning a championship that early. You know I mean Kobe won. Thinking quickly forty four years in five years into his career, four or five years into his career shortly after he got the Los Angeles Lakers and he didn't have this gigantic sort of Sisyphean struggle that Michael had every year to get to the top get pushed back by the Celtics, or then the Pistons just beat him up UNMERCIFULLY for three straight years Kobe didn't go through that so Kobe doesn't really have the sense of. You know I'm using this in a in a in a sort of not a strict sense, but he doesn't have as good a sense of what it takes to win. And he had Shaquille O'Neil. He can't figure out how much with him. How much was shack? He's trying to prove that you know. He was as much part of a shack was. which is you know maybe? Fifty percent true, you also make the the definite statement. Brian is the games best all around player. And how do you back that up I? You know I've had numerous people. Tell me the way I back it up. I, you know I mean obviously reasonable people could could argue, but the Kobe as a defender You know which is something. We don't just talk about very much. I mean he is really good. He doesn't give up. He competes. Keeps his head in the game. He doesn't get technical fouls. He hollers at his teammates too much. That's his weakness. But He's a competitor. He can score from any place on the floor. He can hit three point shots You know he's a great three point shooter a great driver? One of the things that I also recognize over their careers is no matter what the sport might be I, think Mohammed, Ali and boxing and certainly Larry Bird to some degree, if not a great degree in basketball along with Michael Jordan, and now Kobe is that the great athletes have always had to have some degree of controversy Jack something to challenge them whether it be a player, or they even make up what somebody said in order to get the most out of them as he that type of player as well. I mean Kobe us that people have just the most minute of course up quotes that they circle. You know on the board. Kobe's one of those guys that kind of you know he. He needs to be to get going. I think that was part of. I mean he if you ask I remember asking Kobe years of Kevin. Garnett, won the Most Valuable Player award and Shaq'll is still there. Kobe had a great season. Kobe averaged thirty point game was shack on the team shooting almost fifty percent, I think it's one of the great underrated seasons in NBA history and I Kobe near the end of the year. WHO SHOULD BE MVP me? And he really wasn't GonNa win! That year was sort of heading for Garnett. That's when the Minnesota was really good Kevin. Definitely deserved it. You know he's a rebound or a pass around a score and That's where Kobe is that that's really where he's coming from and a lot of athletes come from that area, but they somehow been able to. You know for one of a better word. The skies it better than the Kobe. Do you think that the incident in Colorado is something that's going to tarnish him or lease trail him throughout his entire career I only think that I don't even think it's the I. Don't I don't think anymore? It's the biggest thing you know. Some a couple of people said something interesting the article. Like I guess we put it in once or twice, but. That his kind of selling out Shaquille O'Neal when he told the Colorado detective that Shaquille did the same thing. pay pay money to women you know to protect. Protect them. That will be held against him as much as Colorado so i. don't think when it's all said and done that. He's going to be the guy that had an affair with a woman in in Colorado Hotel Room. No matter what happened I mean if we start holding every person or athlete accountable for that and I once again I don't know whether there was rape or not. You know the charges were. Thrown out, but I don't think that's going to be the number one thing. I think if he doesn't make it back to likability. It's going to be a whole pattern of things that come down to his. Personality not quite figuring out how to do it. We only have a minute left, but when you think back over this article, did it come out exactly the way you want? Do you think people have a better understanding of Kobe Bryant? Well, we were. We were sitting around trying to figure out how to do it. First of all to people writing an article I wrote with John Wartime and We actually wrote a whole novel together, so we're used to working together, but we just couldn't quite figure out how to do it. And suddenly we had this idea. Hey, let's just say eighty one things about Kobe Bryant mirroring his. His point production that night against Toronto, now the way it felt it as soon as he said that As soon as we decided that it sort of came clear that we let's just let's just let everybody talk. Let's hear some different voice. It turned out for various layout reasons not to be. We got away from that, but we wrote a little more unconventionally. We just Kinda went paragraph to paragraph and let let people talk and. You know we were you know we were hopefully pleased and I. You know whenever you hear that an athlete neither really liked it, nor hated it That's kind of the word That's sort of what you That's sort of what you hope or Jack I. WanNa thank you very much. I really enjoyed it I. Thought you gave great insight into a great athlete. Thank you. Come back and join us again on sports byline. Okay, thank you the name of the article. The Great Unknown in sports illustrated from the senior writer Jack. McCallum we continue with more view and America's sports talk show. And now today's Ben Hogan Golf. Tip WanNa hit your long irons crisper and longer. It's important to take the club back. Easy on your back swing a longer iron requires more of a sweeping fluid motion than other irons to achieve this trying to take it back low and slow for the first few feet. 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Taylor all star the true story of the man behind the most famous athletic shoe in history and chuck I suppose when writers decide that they wanNA, ride on a particular subject, it's because they have an affinity for, but you came across this in a very unusual way. Tell everybody about it. In two thousand and one, I did a newspaper story for the Indianapolis Star. About the closing of the Converse Factory, the laugh factory to the congress used in America to the shoe as Lumberton North Carolina. Many of us at the newspaper actually were Chuck's especially on casual Friday, we did a photo illustration for our story. In two thousand one everybody just brought in their different colored Chuck's, and that became the design and I did a story, but I learned that there was no repository of good information on Chuck Taylor the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame had about fifty to seventy five words on him. I came across another story from a writer in the Orange County Register John Hughes for good writer. He tried to do something on Chuck. He said the man's biography begins and ends with his name. I thought that. It couldn't be true. It was a great quote, but it couldn't be true. You can't all be a hoax. There must have been a real chuck Taylor. The story ran a couple of months later. I get a letter from a woman in Lumberton North Carolina. 'cause I've mentioned factory was going out of business, and I had done essentially a business story with people. This woman said she had five hundred Pairs Chuck. Taylor shoes mostly different I was impressed by that, and then she said she got some of them from Chuck's widow. Who would send them for her? That that that got my attention? the ten went up and I said I've got talked to. Chuck's widow turned out to be his second wife and I was not able to talk to her, but I was able to talk to her son, who was Chuck Stepson and I was given access. The woman was very aged. Capable of doing an interview, so it's given access to Chuck's Old Home in Port Charlotte Florida. Got In letters. Diaries founded other information photograph. And contact information for yet other people such as John Wooden, Dean, Smith, that are Bach. People who knew chuck pretty well when he was alive, for he died in nineteen, sixty nine just for people's sake of knowing the time period. We're talking about here. Chuck Taylor was a contemporary of red. Auerbach and John Wooden. Tell everybody who he was basketball background anything else. That might be pertinent A. Schoolteacher he was born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, one in. What we call Kentucky Anna Southern Indiana we still use that term Kentucky Anna, it's almost like the small appellations down there. they make it sound like he was a very rustic. He wasn't quite that because his dad was a schoolteacher, but he grew up without electricity without water. he did go to high school, though to the nearest high school they had. A basketball team has local high school did not have a basketball team. The other nearest high school did not have a basketball team, but he went to Columbus Indiana, which is getting close to Indianapolis? And that was a county seat of very sophisticated city had. A lot of prosperity there they had a nice mix of government and farming and manufacturing, and they had a basketball team most importantly. And he was a starter on his high school basketball team from day one. Even as a freshman, he didn't play. J. V. You just went right to the Varsity city team, and while he was not the best player in high school he was the captain of the team was the playmaker he played. It's like Ford, but in fact he would be the equivalent of a point car today. He really ran the offense. He was a good player He claimed later in life that he was a veteran of important premodern here teams like the original Celtics from New, York, city. Is Part of the name or the Buffalo Germans from Buffalo New York? He was not part of those teams. He did this to enhance his legend. That's kind of a dark side of shock, he he. He became a better player as he got older, and the teams became more legendary, but he did play from real teams. His best teams probably in Akron Ohio for the Akron. Firestone non skids. This was an industrial league team Akron, tire and rubber company on through the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company also sponsored a team. These were founding members of the National Basketball League in nineteen, thirty, seven, later merged with the Basketball Association of America to become the NBA so chuck has the connection to the NBA, but he played in the league well before it you know the a existed, you also was the player manager of a team that convert sponsor. This is something that was completely unknown. History Converse did not remember the institutional memory with not there. They went through several ownership changes, but one point was allowed into conference archives, and I found this photograph of the converse. Basketball All star team. The team was called the all stars. Did some digging into that He was the player manager. He would go throughout the Midwest. It promote the shoe, a lot of sporting goods, companies and manufacturers these traveling teams as marketing vehicle not surprisingly. And but he promoted themselves. It was always chuck Taylor coming to town. I saw lots of little newspaper articles, and then he would get radio spots at this great veteran player in his all star team called the all stars, and they would meet the local boys and small and mid sized cities everywhere. He would usually beat up on him. Think of. Of the Harlem Globetrotters, but when the globetrotters were serious team, and think of the Harlem globetrotters into the White Team in basketball was still segregated in the twenty by thirty there was integration, but in the twenty th segregated and chuck would come and beat up on the local boys and go to another town. Abe was Was this the first branded sneaker? Well convert did not make the first Nacre of I talked to a guy from Australia. Who is a athletic shoe historian? You wonder what kind of career that is. He actually worked a technology university now retired in in Perth Australia. And he documents pretty well without going into too much detail that well. We think of as the basketball sneaker. Really start is a seaside shoe. In in England, people that go to the seaside rubber bottom. Of essentially melted to the canvas, I forget what the technical processes called, but they had a process where the rubber would stay on the bottom of the shoe, and if you went into the sand, you would get wet. That was the idea, but it's a canvas. Top got wet. You could wash it out. Try it out. It wasn't such a big problem. Other companies spalding made a basketball shoe in America, the same spalding company that exist today I'm sure there'd been ownership changes. They made a shoe. Company called the reach company. Just like it sounds are ach, which also supported basketball in the early days and header reach guide basketball. They made a shoe before Congress, but congress made one in nineteen seventeen. It had nothing to do with chuck. Chuck was still in high school in one, thousand, nine, hundred seventeen. His signature was added in nineteen thirty two fifteen years after the shoe was created because his name already was significant, he became the brand name. The shoe instead of. Of Congress people already get hurt Chuck. Taylor through the through the team that he was player manager up. Also through what converse likes to call these clinics. He would go to a lot of colleges and high schools. We put on a basketball clinic and you sell the Schubert Self as well. Let me just interject something here. And what was it about because I mean as a kid I? Remember the chuck. Taylor all star sneakers. And what was it that made it? Legendary I guess is the right word. I'm looking for well. There are three or four hypotheses. I hate to throw that academic word out at you. One thing that's worth remembering. It's well documented in the book. The Converse Rubber Shoe Company has as it originally was called made annual financial payment to the National Association of basketball. Coaches starting in one thousand, twenty eight they that that organization was founded in. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty seven basketball was still a growing sport in high schools and colleges. Usually the basketball coaches coach, really the football baseball coach. They have to do basketball in the off season, but they started an organization in Chicago called the National Association of Basketball Coaches they actually sponsored the first final four in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, nine, the first final was not the NC Double A.. But it's the same the same competition. The NC double they took it over. Converse gave money every year to that organization in return, but the coaches do. They ordered the shoe from converts. They told their directors. They told their. Procurement officers go by Converse now. Having said that shoe wasn't good shoe It was double wall canvas had a nice rubber sole pattern. The rubber. The rubber compound they used was a secret for awhile. Old Timers told me like John. Wooden said GonNa Parchment. Coach it Pacific Lutheran also a contemporary of chuck will. Said nothing would stop faster could run start and stop turn. It was just the best you for that other shoes that were similar. A lot of people did use kids. Cats from the United States Rubber Company later called Uniroyal at the office in Indianapolis as a matter of fact. The cats shoes were just as good and some people did use kids catch were cheaper, but the loyalty there with to converse in part they had the name as soon as the top teams would use it then everybody would want to use it. And of course, it was issue of loyalty A number of coaches told me that that we buy Converse to reward converts for supporting us. We only got a couple of minutes left, and I WANNA fast forward. A little bit of the Converse Company goes out of business, but the shoe comes back. It almost has a life of its own and I. Guess it's more of a fashion statement today. Is it not? It became a lifestyle shoe in the nineteen seventies. Seventies especially in the late nineteen eighties. The grunge musicians are school. Students started to like it. It's a true Unisex shoe. You see middle aged guys like myself. Where intercity kids where girls wear a lot, too, and nobody thinks that it's Unisex, but it is a lifestyle shoe. It's like conic. It's like the old Ford. Mustang, people like it. It's like leave is five. Oh one jeans, people like it. It's simple. Unpretentious. It is quite affordable for many years. Converse did not want to shift production overseas. They were afraid that nobody would buy it unless it said made in USA and they used to promote that very heavily, even through the nineteen ninety made in USA. I still, too old cares that I won't wear because they're made in USA. Today they're all made in China for a while. They were made in Indonesian in Korea. But yeah, there are a fashion statement, but half the production of converse. All Stars are sold abroad every top of Japan England and Germany those three countries in particular so they really do say Americana in a way that a lot of other products don't what is Chuck Taylor's legacy than from a basketball standpoint and from a sneaker standpoint. His legacy from a basketball fan is. It doesn't really matter what shoe you wear. I mean I would. I'd like to see is kind of an all star game where they all wear old school. Chuck's you know in the NBA. They often dress up old school. jerseys and old stew old school pants. Let them wear You know the the kind of shoot Dr Dr J. Julius erving used to wear, which was actually the cloth. Fabrica Congress Larry Bird photographs. Photographs Larry Bird wearing these when he was in high school and college I don't think the players. Today would be any work, so that's one thing the The equipment doesn't matter. There was a fellow by the name of Greg Graham I. Don't know if you recognize the name. He was a pretty good ballplayer for Indiana University in the early nineteen nineties. He had a short career in the in the in the NBA This is when Bob Knight was still the co-chair. His his story was that he wanted a pair of Nike. You know like in the late eighties early nineties. Mom wouldn't do it. Mom made him wear Chuck Taylors. Mom said you're good enough. In these Ulchi shoes and you could buy chuck's and even today still pretty cheaply didn't hurt Greg Graham didn't become an all star, but he played hard and. That's the legacy as a ball player shoes don't really matter that much. The other thing is chuck Taylor. really became a brand name. His marketing genius was better than his basketball skills, so he could do a lot of trick shots. Was a playmaker. He invented something called the invisible path which I. I can't describe to you here. But he was sometimes credited with inventing the one handed path as a ball player I don't know if that's true, but he was a very good passer in any case. He became a brand name. So people know the shoe not as converse shoes they know when or not as all stars, nobody goes out to buy all stars by Chuck or the go out to by Chuck Taylors. You see that branding now with Martha. Stewart's somebody products are called. Martha, Stewart. The brand name. She's a real person. Lot of products are named for Oprah. Winfrey she's a real person, but basically it's a brand name. That's all it is anymore. We talk with one of the very first people to do that and we've only got ninety seconds left but I. Guess the what we can say about. Chuck Taylor is was as much a salesman and showman as much as he was an athlete and a basketball player. That's true. He was running asking certain ways. He was a character. He bet on Games without a doubt and and he had A. he had a dog in the hunt. He had taken the game. He shouldn't have been betting on it, but it was not so uncommon. It was not the legal exaggerated his path, but no harm no foul. It wasn't so bad. He was a ladies man. Quench one of my sources. He had a woman everywhere. I have a seventy page. Document is divorced from his first wife was minor minor Hollywood actress, but she hired a detective to follow him around the country and she caught him. She absolutely documented caught him with women every city. He stopped I mean he made the circuit to sell shoes, but also the meet his girlfriend, so he was, he was a player, and that sense as well he was inducted into the Naismith Hall of fame as a contributor. You happy with the way this book came out. One of the reviewers said and I have to be honest, he said an answer is fifty percent of the questions. He could ever think about asking for Chuck Taylor and leaves about fifty percent of the questions, not quite answered a that's better because before you had. Maybe one percent of the questions answered so much information that's out on websites, and even at the Naismith the hall of fame, museum today is incorrect information they have to modify. A converse itself has started to modify their website to make the information correct you know. The Myth outgrew the reality. The reality was quite good. He was a coach during World War Two. Nobody Knew Dad. Nobody knew what team he coached for the Army Air Force, so he had an important role in basketball. It just wasn't quite. The role to conferences claimed for many years as a basketball player. I want to thank you. Thank you very much for writing. The book because I was fascinated about the history of the Chuck's take care of my friend. Abe amador, who is a writer for the Indianapolis Star in the name of the book is Chuck. Taylor all star we'll take a break. Come back on the other side. Continue with more of you and sports byline. 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Surgeries that I've had I've had eight of them. I know people right now. The network are going wait. How is that possible? How could somebody have eight operations on their Tush? And I. So, what happened was is that to make a long story longer? I had fishers fistulas. Look it up. It's not fun. It's genetics I got it. Thanks GRANDPA. Thanks Dad and I got it right. My son's doomed so I have the same. A River Kwai Them Right at the. The River Kwai going, but mine broke. Mine was the everyone's supposed to have the river. Kwai? That I had the little Colorado and the Colorado ad votes reverse mine split down the middle and branch dive into do rivers, and then I had nothing but problems, and so one one thing led to another first time I went in there to get it fixed. Then, it came back then it was number two, and then it came back, and I was at number three and finally fired that Dr I. Listen Bro. You haven't fixed my mom. You gotta go. Thanks, though for everything. It's been great getting to. Know you. And then. The fourth one. You know I've had. Dr. Greg Galina, he's been on my show. He's funny. He fixed my problem. He rebuilt my garage and fixed all my problems and took care of it. And then I never knock on wood had a problem since the other ones were all just You know you name it. I've had multiple for Ellen Oskoui's. You name the date I've got one for you up. The sleeve I've had them all so I've had it like eight times. Eight of them crazy, and then the best part of the story was always wanted thirty four, he had to go in there with a like a twelve inch rod like a q tip, and and like Swat, it up with. Rico swabbing. Should he go in there with the Rico Suave, a love, push and clean up puppy out at night just to give her the backward look like a dog I'd look fine me and she'd be back I'd be like. How do you like me now? If, you love me, so bring out all your. Colors. I always think it's funny and then I did a podcast with my. Dairy air doctor in my garage, because even better raining outside right, and so it was raining, and it was during the Honda it was the beginning of the Hanta virus and I couldn't have in my house. Right was people in their homes, and everybody was outside six feet apart all this other stuff. I'm doing the interview with forty degrees. It's raining were. Breathing smoke and we're talking about my ass and I finally did the whole interview in my garage. Like how funny is that? I was sitting right next to the snowblower the generator. And all the things that I make fun of when I talk about my dairy, air and He sat in there and talk for like two hours. It was a two-part series on my. Ass. and. It was really funny, and then I had another doctor in that had Dr. Stav rose, came in, and he talked about like I've had I've had like six hernia surgeries from you. Name it playing. Bass I've ripped every core muscle. I've told them all. I've had like six of them. And this guy came in and told me the story of Yankin beer bottles out of people and and sex toys out of people that like make mistakes, and they're in their like having a nice Saturday everything's going fine next thing. They know they have a little problem and you know. One thing leads to another next thing you know. They got an object five feet inside their body. Your boy has to go in there and dig it out like. He's. Running a crane. Construction site. He's digging out toys. Guy Tells me. Stories of of the things. People get trapped in their their ears. I love those shows the great shows. Ever I'll be getting a call in the morning. We're not join. Guarantee. Air Shows on this network Mr. At enough your story to buy your snow blower and your shed your garage. You're listening to the sports BYLINE USA broadcast network. Do you owe ten thousand dollars or more? On at least two federal student loans? Then you may qualify for new programs offered by the Department of Education. 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You know that all the people on hold they they get to hear all about it, too, so it's just kind of head, so that's great because the graphic nature of the. Conversation that I just had with you in the break on 'cause I told Roy Dr Stivers what he took out a couple of different patients. I mean this stops gold. Right I i. just find it awesome like. I got some guy telling me a story by Yanking toys out of people's bodies, and then a beer bottle out of some guy, I mean I got I, got to have more of that. I can't. When this guy is telling me these stories I just can't get enough of it. I'm cracking up I'm laughing and I just think it's so funny. And I gotTa tell you nothing is funny when you're having these surgeries or the after effects of it and the aftermath, and the like the healing I remember. I always tell this story so when I had the first one right, it was so bad I was at a party. And it was in my backyard. It was like a party that I was having I used to have this great animal kingdom backyard Kara Hi. Now's had a pool headed all fenced in had like an Acre and I mean to tell you. I used to have parties out there like no other. I mean I was the king. I had it all going barbecue. Pool music dancing strippers, you name it refer. The whole thing was happening. Everything was happening gambling. You name it. Out people literally having relations right and so one day I, met this party, and and this is back in the day and I was like drinking and partying, and I was a lot younger right, and so now I'm like old washed up. All basketball on relatively. Sane and healthy and boring, but I used to be wild and crazy, and a lunatic and I'd have these parties and so this party one day, I. Like go inside gotta go drop a Yam I'm in there and the next thing you know I'm gushing blood, and I'm like. The first thing I did was I ran out to the backyard and I got thirty four and I said I'm dying I'm bleeding to death. I'm Evan I'm bleeding. I'm gushing blood. I'm like a fire hydrant. I'm bleeding so bad. What is going on? I'm going to the hospital. I'm dying right now. I have I have Jewish cancer and I'm doing just doomed over my life's over, so go to the doctor. I go to the hospital and you know one thing leads to another and make a long story longer. The Guy Comes, and he's like we gotta operate right now I'm like. You gotta be kidding me. What are you talking about? You're going to go into my. Garage door. The saddening now he's like yeah, so some old man right and he was like he's. He was at least seventy something and I'm getting a little schedule online like listen POPs. You gotta be careful back there and. Next thing you know I. Wake up I come out of it and I'm in the recovery and everything, and then they I'm in there for like three days or something, and then they find. Let me go home when I go home like I literally can't use my Bush at all right I'm sitting there and the guys like you're just GonNa have to really grin and bear it what he said to me and I'm like granted. I got what are you? Rj Barrett Grin and Barrett. So the next thing like I gotta find out the hard way on my own right and I'm in this position. I had to go to finally after like four days had had to go and I'm like no way. Can I go to the bathroom. I've got this giant surgery back there. I can't do anything there. There's no way I'm I'm going to the bathroom. I'll do anything to this thing. Thing in right. I wanted no part of an EVAC constipation was my best friend at that point and I was like I. Just didn't WanNa. Go Right, but I had to, and it was I was gonNA. Lose the battle with nature, and so I was literally on the toilet, and it hurts so bad like screaming pain bad. It was like I was on the on the pattern I was like I, and then like thirty four cs out there screaming. What's happening? Let's get there. You are right. And then I held myself up like Pummel. Horse you know the the. The gymnast use that they get on the horse and the guy grabs a hand. He does. He does the spinning with his hands on Obama ours and the guys like Jimmy around hundred miles an hour. He's looked at his legs over the Horse if. He's got great form. Meanwhile, that's what I had to do. On the toilet, I had to hold myself up because I. couldn't put pressure on my Tush on the toilet seat I had to like, hold myself up in the air to do it. And I was like held up in the air, like a pummel wars like a gymnast and screaming and writhing in pain. It was accounting literally A. Ford Eldorado come. Outta my cave. It was like having A. Car Come out of me. That's bad her, and what it was over I was bleeding and everything else Mike. He didn't do it right A.. Again I'M GONNA die. Hell. A, By Her. Mike! And then. You know that'll make a man out of you that double. Make a man out of you, so you know you. But I highly recommend going to get your. Saying prostate exam once a year after forty did that was that I get crash landing there at the end of the story I think definitely I think that you definitely swung it all the way around and came back to the beginning. And you and your buttoned it up nicely you. Put the button on. You know on the Pommel Horse. I had to land with a look. You GotTa do the landing and get like a nine and a half or ten. Do you think I stuck in? Stuck the landing. You stuck your good now. Can we go to We have a bunch of callers. Is that what you're telling me? John John I in Buffalo. I go ahead John More after You have more after reason. I've had days on this planet man unbelievable. It's true, but I have to say that. Double g got me through it. Dr Galina. He got me through it and I've I also had another one A and. He did a decent job to, and then I've had multiple. Hernia surgeries and I've had multiple broken bones rotator. Lebron broken hand, broken, kneecap, broken both feet. At Bone Spurs I've had every surgery known to man so. You know I get to know these you know. Bottom line is I slept with a lot of nurses. That's really what it boils down to and you know. I have hit on eighty year old nurses when I'm high on morphine. I've been known to ask eighty year old nurses to sleep with me and it doesn't typically go well. They slapped me a few times. Because when I get enough morphine and me I can be rather perverted. Can you say that on the Radio Anyway John? What's up? Yeah so I was thinking about it. There was no pro pro hoops team in Buffalo and I'm a big sixer fan. We are absolutely like killing it home, but we were just like terrible on the road I think like ten in twenty four. It was like enough to blow your brains that watching that team on the road, so my question is everybody playing in the same place in Orlando at Disneyworld with Mickey Mouse to that make it new for every team like including ours that like rely on home fans more than other teams. Look I think that I have no idea what that means 'cause like at about the forty percent mark of your question I started thinking of Joel Embiid, and I wondered. How much dope can that Guy Smoke? When there's no dope testing? You know what I mean I keep. He comes across to me as a guy that likes. That's just my guess. I could be wrong. He could be like a Bible toter for all I know, but he comes across the guy that might like laying around and eating three or four bags of Doritos and smoke in about like five or six months after the game so I i. have my reservations whether or not he can get off the couch enough to. Win A big game. When it matters for me, you know I think he's a really dominant player and I think that he's never. Frankly been really mature enough to handle big pressure playoff games, and you know title type you know aspirations fair enough like I just have never thought that he was in control enough of his emotions. His game is mentality. His physicality, his all around package never thought was in the right mode, the right Modem to get it done I just I the sixers. I, you know I think he's a great player. That's never been able to get done. He spends too much time talking about. About how great he is right! He's always telling everybody how he's better than everybody else. No one can stop me and all this other nonsense. Meanwhile, everybody else's went. Entitles you know what I mean, so you can go around telling everybody how great you are while everybody else has got the hardware so in this business. It's about winning, and they don't get it done and I think the the chips fall this way. They'll lose again and then they'll fire brown and that'll be. Good for me John Where are we going next? Hi! Larry in Indiana, that's sweet hoosiers stage I got Lou. Mr Parral. Are you tonight? Larry. I went to Indiana right like I'm a hoosier. Yeah I know I'm calling you from Bloomington Indiana. Sweet. I'm a hoosier to. That's Great I. Love it there. It's it's a fantastic place. I caused a lot of trouble there and I drank a lot and I was a I sign. You can blame them for how. Bad of an outcome, it's turned into my publicly internationally. Was In fraternity, too, but I'm a little bit older. But I just wanted to say that everybody needs to take your medical advice to you're spot on. I'm a cancer, survivor and everything. That's great I know that you're you're right I'm right. It is the deal. It is what you gotta do. It's very important. Thank to. You know, get a prostate exam a PSA all, so it's important you know I had high maintenance online I have to get up and asked me every couple years. Most people. It's like every three or four five years Max so I think it's really important for men to do it and don't be a Wuss just go get it, Don I. Love You Larry. Good to hear from you. Clarence is in Dallas. Coming, up next. Can't get enough of your team. Ashby, nations, three, hundred regional and sportscenter communities are built just for you. Join your fellow fans. At SP NATION DOT com for the best sports news BE NATION DOT com your team your community. From Faulty Lakers, two broken windows to leaky pipes, roofs, and water, heaters, homes, and businesses around the country can't work until the pros do. 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Fort Worth, Star Telegram joins us on the show. I hope you're doing well. Clarence House everything, buddy. I'm GonNa Matt. How're you doing memory? You have me on my man. It's great to hear Your Voice. Or Two I hope. You've been okay. Your family. Everybody else through all of this. Kovin craziness. Through law our unrest in the world. That's. Changed the world a little bit hopefully for the better I'm I'm hoping hope you're. You're all good all around y'all all the people you love. Man We're good man. It's a lot man. You know I. It's been a lot in in. You Know A. African American black man reporter in this world. You know you deal with lot. You take on live, but this is the country love and the job I chose, and and and so I'm ready to meet things head on, and and embrace it and and I appreciate all the the the care concern empathy for for for people that are finally waking up and understanding. What is for black manner. I hope so we've had. Some of my. Friends in Pro Sports, a black guys have come on the show left and right and talked about what they've dealt with the issues at hand how to make better how to change how to wake. People how to open their eyes how to get him to actually be involved. Take action instead of just watching the news and doing nothing. Like they've always done. It has to be a gigantic swift ever now. I have to say your article about Jerry. Jones can I ask you about that because I want to tell me tell me what you thought as you know you cover them and everything and so. We kind of the same situation here where we were up in New, York and We've had a really bad here. And so when the Colbert happened the city New York it was the worst of anywhere in the world, so all of a sudden. Then the. Protest start, everything happened with George Floyd and then. And then Dolan never did anything like people were sitting here in New York. Saying what is with this guy that owns the next with all of his billions. How come they haven't made a statement? How can they haven't said anything? How how can they haven't supported this cause or had an opinion about it of of any kind of any nature, and then I saw the same thing was kind of in essence running in concert with that type of behavior in Dallas with Jerry Jones. Am I wrong? And did you think at any point? Like what's this guy doing besides nothing? Yes! I would say this. And I was tough on Jerry and I held his fired, and it should be the difference between Dolan and Jerry is Jerry's always supportive players okay, Jerry has his made his players, millionaires and billionaires and he's GonNa. I'm sorry he's. He's introduced for them to the hall of fame, and he gives them a second chance minute, black players, and a lot of them swear by him and consider him like a second father and they they were, so you would. Jerry has done for their lives. You don't have the think that would never with Charles Oakley and some people don't like Dolan. Through speak with Jerry is treated his people will, but Jerry has always tried to walk this line if this fine line between supporting his players, and then behold to a sponsors and in his money, and that's where you know you can't walk that line in the more you have to decide right now, and and right now. He's been quiet on this anthem issue in his race. Issue is not denouncing race and. And and and and basically the anthem team because he basically has prohibited players from protests. During that you know the need was too much, Jerry. That's disrespectful to play well. We can draw a straight line from Colin Kaepernick me to the knee of Derek Sauvignon back to Louis. Neck killed him. You can't handle George Carlin cabinet me. You can't handle the players on the field and it'd be yet but need. Derek, shopping bag. Jordan for his neck for eight hundred eight minutes and forty six seconds. They killed him. You know. That that's the problem you know. We're so caught up with appearances in in. You know this doesn't look right, and it's not patriotic you don't. That says this is what color cabinet was fighting. visit what he was to- testing, and there was silence peaceful protests that really heated even bring attention to it if you remember the first. Time Colin Kaepernick sat down and started protected. No one knew about it was only the second game. There's someone a reporter from the NFL network. Asked him about it then. He told them what was the by, so it wasn't like column. Capitals Look at me I'm doing. You know, but we you know co-opted a narrative and made it something else made about something made about the flag, which was right, but even if it was the bottom line, is that people fight for our country? For the freedom? He'll poke is a right. In the constitution that is one of the things that are soldiers fight for is for our freedom to protest, so the idea is disrespectful to the flag that you're denying a person, the ability on the freedom to protect the anytime. A peaceful protest, so this is where we are Jerry's been silent on this issue, and again the fact that juries rarely silence on anything and the fact that Jerry himself is one who was at the forefront of trying to Bam players from toe testing during the anthem. Because he thought it was disrespectful, he can't be silent as long. There's no long it's not Katie. It's not it's no longer property silent Salman Salman is violence. Okay? Saleh is what people being silent on this issue trying to ignore this? Because it didn't affect them is what that George Fluid killed. That is not okay anymore in the players are GonNA protest. They're going to protest like nobody's business in the fall, and the owners will have to stand up and support the players because we also know that president trump is gonNA. Come at them again. Yeah? There's no doubt. And everything said is on point and let me ask you this question clearance. So when you saw, let's say you know. Take a window of of the four years or whatever? It's been since Colin, did what he did. How amazed you because I am at how stupid people are because I have never seen anything in my life twisted and turned into so many different opinions or politicized politics, it became about flags and defending our country, and all this other nonsense when from the jump? Colin Kaepernick about. Brutality with the police. That's what it was about, but it turned into something way it, but it turned into something absolutely senile ridiculous. It became about politics. It became about flags. It became about Came about kneeling, it became about trump. It became about everything wrong with America when it was a real simple peaceful protest about police brutality, and then fast forward for years. Nothing's changed. It's worse than they're still cops killing black man. How much does that amaze you at how stupid people are? Nothing of maize me about this. Pretty the people you know commonsense ain't common. You would think this is coming. You know you think this is common sense you know, but let's be honest. The NFL reporters media. They all fell into the narrative and put the same narrative. You Know Colin can't play anymore. It's all about this column. granddaddy how NFL reporters repeated that same truck. You know and and you know all of this stuff and making about Colin and what he did, and not what was going on, not not facing the fact that was going on with all of these black people getting killed. In? Getting killed by policemen, and there were there without justice, and that's the thing people want justice when people you know I it's. It's so crazy to me. If people get caught up into, you know black lives matter not understanding and what the you know coming with their lines metro. It's never been about only black lives matter but black lives one. That's matter right now, because blackflies or the one that's endangers. They're the ones getting killed That's one that we need to pay attention to. That's the one that's getting marginalized Kalcala Colin Kaepernick in his career with taking away from him for him, trying to bring the tip into something that's so near and dear to so many people to locker room. You is one thing to to, and that's the thing about coaches, an owners and They sell this team crap and it's crap to a certain extent because you do it for the team and that's that's represent the teen. What the one of the team going to represent me and too often, and certainly now the team is is largely African American. You know blame doesn't care about issues that are facing the African American community, and and they expect these players to come from. Different Situation Martin situations many of them from from and who have issues from from birth to college to the pros and trying to make a better life, and they're supposed to leave at the locker room door. That's supposed to leave that you know big win. Get on the field and now supposed to feel that you're supposed to leave out out alone and just worry about eighteen. You know like I can't like the having for years been dealing with this stuff and putting out their best on the field, and there was right with a team. You know one of the team going to start about these human beings. These players have make money for the billionaire. That's what it's about. Yeah, there's no doubt clearance. Let me, I believe always have I've said this five million times on the show over the years day, the white billionaire. Stuck up filthy. Rich Owners collude against Colin Kaepernick insurance. I'm sitting here and to this day. It's absolute it's like they're getting electrocuted if they even mentioned his name. If they even broach the subject, they get tasers. I mean it is unbelievable to me that they will not ever and never have never will. They will never admit that they did that. Damn, and it's so obvious. It's like staring you right in the face. Let me ask you this question. Lastly respectfully I. Have I have two minutes? Clear got follow this clock like they're all over me respectfully. Bro Ma'am Cool, when when they've marched every day, all the protesters marched and marched, and Martin fought and fought and battled and done their thing and cities all over the country. Gigantic has peaceful and otherwise. Do you believe that it's It's all GonNa Change make change that it was worth it that it's working and that it's being done the right way. You have to follow it. Protest Action, and all these speeches and everybody's saying the right thing, and you know these statements that are being made, but you have to follow her next, and we'll see you know. It starts with the ballot box in November, but it has to be followed accident, but the beautiful thing about these protests you know, unlike the protests before in the sixties or even the protest you know after Rodney King and and the protest you know after Trayvon Martin and a trope. Protests in? Ferguson Missouri is not just black people. It's black people and white people as Brown it's Asian people there. Everybody is joining the protest, and that's what's so great. It's one of the greatest Racial reconciliation up rest of all our lifetime. Everybody is part of it so I think that's the key. And that's what we look at it and say this is a step in the right direction. You look with Nascar today. That's amazing. Car Say no more, confederate flag That's. You know it's the same that it took the twenty twenty? But, but but for their NASCAR to do that, that's a that's a huge dip in the rhetoric. Yeah, I think so clarence offer sure. I think they're going to have problems executing that because I think there's a lot of drunk loser slots with. Attitude problems that will fight anyone that tries to take their confederate flag because they're morons, so I'm sure they're gonNA have some problems outside those racetracks, and in those fields with idiots, but I think they can be dealt with and get rid of all that nonsense and I hope the world changes for a better place. Jill I love you a clarence. Thanks for coming on events tonight. We'll be in touch during the cowboys season. I. Love You man and stay strong brother. We're talking about. All right Clarence Hell with the Fort Worth, star telegram. He's a bad ass. Good friend of the show for years on. CARVER high I don't think he likes Jerry Jones to begin with. I don't think carbohydrates any team at all unless it's the bill. Right I? Mean? It's just the balls or nothing what? He's like screwed seat. Airlines have just reduced their prices even more book thirty days in advance and save big blunt. The absolute lowest prices on your airline tickets then call the low cost airline travel hotline right now for prices so low. We can't publish them anywhere. The only way to access our low rates and save up to seventy percent is to call. Save hundreds on your vacation tickets by calling right now. You can fly anywhere in the. 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Kentucky Republican Senator Rand. Paul is the sole holdout in Congress on legislation that would for the first time recognized lynching as a federal crime. His decision has sparked growing public outcry both nationally and at Home Democratic State Representative Reginald. MEEKS OF LOUISVILLE says his community is disappointed in Paul's decision especially amid the massive protests and national rage over the Police Killing of Louisville resident. Bring Taylor and we here in Kentucky. Kentucky people of Color People with conscience, or are not at all unfamiliar with these tactics. It's not uncommon for him to step out in front of the community and claim to be on one side when his actions speak, otherwise called the Emmett till Anti Lynching Act the bill passed the US House nearly unanimously, and has the backing of all senators, except for Paul who says he opposes the legislation because he. He believes it's written in a way that potentially could allow for excessive prison sentences for minor hate crimes I'm Nadia. Ramleh gone for now. The bill remained stalled in the Senate majority forty seven hundred people across the country mostly african-americans reportedly were lynched between eighteen, eighty, two and nineteen, sixty eight. What is considered to be the last public execution by hanging? The US occurred Orange Borough Kentucky in nineteen, thirty six. Six in Massachusetts the state legislature there may soon vote on the end of Life Options Act. The act is limited to mentally capable terminally ill people expected die within six months. It would give them the option to get medication that would allow them to pass away in their sleep. Dr Roger Klingler is retired physician in foul mouth with incurable prostate cancer and a longtime advocate for medical aid in dying. I. Suffering is something that most people don't want to do. Open percentage of peace in Massachusetts are in their medical raising guy. Klickler is referencing the most recent poll about the issue from twenty thirteen, he says the biggest obstacle to the bill passing his opposition from some religious groups, nine states and the District of Columbia. Allow Medical Aid in dying I'm Laura Ross? Perot him reporting this is pms. Despite the COVID, nineteen pandemic, the US census happening right now, advocate for people with disabilities are stressing the importance of being counted. The economic impact of the pandemic could mean sharp budget cuts at state city and federal levels Margie Pani with the Center for independence of the Disabled New York or Sidney points out that census figures are used to determine how resources are distributed to states and localities, but people with disabilities often are overlooked in the census is only done every ten years. Years we are locked in to a count for a decade. We can't afford to be disadvantaged that count for another ten years. Everyone should have received a census form in the mail and this year it is possible to complete the census process through the government website at Twenty Twenty Census Dot Gov I'm Andrea Sears reporting, and the pandemic has also made collecting signatures for ballot measures lot trickier, a coalition effort to convince Colorado voters to approve a dedicated revenue stream for schools. Schools and other public needs is logic. Dozens of pop-up stations across the state Scott Wasserman with the Bell Policy Center says initiative to seventy one would raise taxes on Colorado's earning above two hundred fifty thousand dollars a year, but cut taxes for everyone else. Even before pandemic we were you know in Ne- mickley funding, major public priorities like schools and roads and healthcare, and it just so happens that by taking the tax code fair. We can actually fund the public priorities that every. 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Tell you anything because he asked him about the the the Union and the owners fighting and he's like. When are you guys? GonNa, get down to business and he's like you seriously think. I'm GonNa tell you anything. Like he gave him the. You're a Nedia scum and I'm not I'm not giving you anything like at least can you at least be on your big night? Aid Your big draft night that nobody gives a rat's ass. About can at least be polite with the people that actually sell your boring ass morphine. Sport I mean. Is that the morphine drip of all watching baseball anymore? Christ if I, didn't have honestly like here's the deal. Baseball game or chicks, g-strings the BA- beach. What do you? What do you want to watch? I'll tell you what. I would rather watch a chicks on the beach at surfing events in surfing videos where I'm watching my boy mccoo Rodman, or any of these guys laird able to. Know Kelly slater, watching these guys, barrel and the best. servers in the world, and then once every five or ten minutes. They show the beach and chicks g-strings walking around watching him serve. What would you rather what you're GonNa Watch baseball over at. Your life is over is what it is like. Rob Your perfect for the job. You Boring ASS Commissioner? This is sports overnight, America. Bye Bye bye. Bye. Bye Bye bye. By the. Gold. Tired of the same old hat coverage gear dot com is the top destination, defined the hats and gear. You need to represent your favorite proteins and players head to coverage gear down job with the Promo Code Radio and grab a cap with the Iconic Jersey number of the all time greats and current stars from the NBA. NFL. MLB and more. 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The sports great to have. Zuma Pluto stirred Roku. You name it. It's everywhere. We got our own youtube pages look up sports grid. Look even. Ferrall coast to coast on Youtube. You'll see it and then get in this Ferrelli chat room this forever pub the. The Youtube Sports Grid Radio. His hissy! Get into that and you'll be styling. So pick it up down dance. If you WanNa talk to me and then crazy. Bob Vermont is that right? I, think we're going there next. Hey Scott. What's going on? Good. It's nice to see that you have. The PUB can have some. Actually still. Doing that we're working on the. Bar Been Capable terms of getting those hoses dot so that cakes and into. Having lines run through. The. Real estate that we're dealing with here and the Hydros on ended Bob, in somewhat of a conundrum for us at this point, but hopefully we'll get the bar flowing soon and if we don't and there's GonNa be problems. I. Remember I called one Super Bowl, and then he did that for me. I think. They say to me. I'll be whatever out playing ball or something. In fact, the other day I was playing ball outside with a bunch of people I didn't know and. I was felling it up next thing you know this guy says to me. He goes used apart me beers on that radio show. Like yeah, I did. I poured beers for everybody the Parrella his. Flowing freely, and it's awesome, and it has been forever. Imagine what they thought of me in the eighties and nineties and stuff like that when I was doing, and it was blasphemy to go on they you would've thought I was a heroin dealer or that I was selling crack to children. The way they treated me because I played heavy metal music, and I played. You know the sounds of beer being court and shots in a bar that got people all kinds of riled up I mean I was the anti, Christ on the radio I mean they treated me like I was some kind of felon I should have been in Leavenworth because I poured beer. Howard stern on the radio. I worked for him. I worked for him to what happened I done honestly like I've done it all, and then you know you got a imagine what it was like going. Way Back when Howard and I were doing. Like this was radio. They ruined it and then. came up with all of their rules, and all these federal agencies chasing people down and just turning it into a disaster. I remember when you know. Frankly stations were cool and they played cool music. You cool hosts and stuff like that I. Remember a day when that was happening. I mean my. Car Behind. No, it's true. They've even seen it with me on the air cover making stuff up. Do you remember when Kei rock was in New York, how cool it was! It was the best. And then what what did they do? They ruined it. They absolutely ruined. They completely ruined it. I mean they got a story like that. In every city in in North America right like they had a great station, and then the wrong people got their hands on it and they ruined it. Is that about right? That is one hundred percent accurate than. Since I'm. Not GonNA sugar coat it. That doesn't have any bearing on me doing this. Show me doing radio me. Doing sports be doing late night me doing anything. It's three out of it like everyone. Even the people that I work for now these people know they were you know I. Think most of them like the suits that run these numbers. They all know me and I know them. I know one guy like thirty years and believe me you. He's just like me and you know he's in San Francisco, and this dude knows every station that ever was out in the bay area. They ruined all of those. I mean that's what they do, they just they they let me. I hate to say I. Mean it's just it's. It's hard to swallow, but they let idiots run them, and then the idiots run them into the ground I. mean that's just the bottom line had some at some level. Is it really that hard? Is it really that hard to have like a kick ass station? Is it really operating on somebody's brain or anything is taking a hard out of a chest and fixing some alves. Now you play music of cool people on the air and you go, sell it and make money and don't tell me it's. It's not that easy is I've seen it happen. Gabriele. How much money did that? Station Wagon Day in New York. They made all the money. Everything all the money flow through their floats right, and then now. What does it make besides nothing? Zero Zero Bluto. So I. don't even remember the question. Do you cover I? Just I, think it was some about meet pouring beer, and how that even became sacrilege to do on the radio. Meanwhile I was like so soft. It was like so generic like. A big deal. The Guy Pours Beers for everybody, but it became an international phenomenon like it was like everyone was doing it. Everyone loves calling my show and drinking, and that got all kinds, a right wingers and church people upset and they got all lathered up about me, and then they sick the federal government on me. That's what they did and they chased me around like I was a mobster. Tell Them I. am not making this stuff up. These are all facts I mean everything that you're saying right now. All happen all happened all of it. All right. Let's get onto some other stuff here because what do I got how much I got like the rest of this hour. Right very interesting. The show is two hours every night. You can watch it on your screen. You can watch it on your IPAD. You Watch it on your TV SMART TV. You can watch this show. All you gotTa do is get that Youtube search sportscar radio page boom. You're right cover. Is that about right? You have absolutely put all the steps that are necessary to get involved in the program. You have laid them out for everybody. Just go to that day JR, and you watch it every night, and then I sit here at this exact time I am now just see now is an audience. Everywhere all over the world, even in the Afghani mountains. They're listening. Here's the deal I have so many things I can't say that I'm scared to death to say anything. Car Ride in you, tell me don't mention times a mention. Don't mention networks mentioned what day it is. L. mentioned what our it is. Don't mention your family. Don't mention my family. Don't talk about your dog. Have you not given me a dynamic array? A list of things I cannot say I definitely. You not mention the dog that I definitely brought that up. To hang up like a BANDANNA early some kind of a wall hanging on this chest in front of me, so I have this giant chest at the camera right and I'm looking at it right now, and if I could use that side of that piece furniture like a chalkboard for all the things I have to remember. I don't believe in rules and such. We need to know what we did. We should just got you the whiteboard that we got your the meadowlands and we were doing coast to coast there. You should just brought that to your house for the setup could've just wrote on the whiteboard all. Remember the things to remember list right? How about what are the? What are the fans will betting odds that have been released on the odds of all of our stuff that was at the students the been stolen. What are the odds? I'm sure everything is Nice. Some guy took that home from the horse. Book because he knew we could do is like grocery lists on it and the shows. He wants to tape and and what he wants to Binge Watch. Can you at the same concept? He stole my. You know chalkboard for my things to do list. I have so much to do. I can't even get to the sports. A Very important thing through thinking about giving you all of the draft picks of every team and I decided against it that quickly. And then I thought. To dime now. I'M GONNA. 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For more information about talking with your kids about underage use of alcohol and other drugs visit underage drinking dot, samsa Dot Gov. I've really so Lebron trae Yang and smothers stars are forming a group to help protect. african-americans voting rights in the story. Is. Running in the New York Times so Brian. And trae, young and others are forming this group, and they're very excited about it. Everybody's getting involved now, which is a great sign for the world I saw phillies first round pick. This kid ends up. Make able ends up getting a phone call. I believe. He got a face timed by bryce Harper after he was. Selected in the first round of the major league draft tonight. With, Mr Friendly Rob. Manfred I'm not answering your questions answered a question. Jerk Anyway. Does anyone care if the Commissioner baseball answers questions or not doesn't like when the Guy Ause I cringe. Because he's. Just absolutely just like filming a porno for the owners. Is He not? And the players I've said this on the show. Already Tony Clark swing a mess. It's just like when you played. You are a disaster running that union and I gotTa tell you like you were a disaster as a player, so it's. Just par for the course. He's doing a great job of duplicating your career. High, and honestly my that wrong I mean. What am I supposed to be nice to everybody? I mean you could be nice to somebody. Unionized somebody right. Helping to find somebody to be nice to at this point I, mean you're pretty nice to me, so I can't I mean I guess I'm on the good list so. I don't do anything to you. Know. Just for one second, I'm looking for a good story person to be good to I still haven't found him yet. Although I just missed catching a four hundred twenty two pound Blue Marlin, it appears as though Michael. Jordan's vote has just sprayed our entire doc in a drive-by after catching four hundred and twenty two pound, Blue Marlin. Left Arlene Man Jeeze, I mean honestly that's insane. That's a party right there. That is a party. Do you think that if you went on the deep sea fishing? Marlin expedition at you would because I know you drank like twelve bud lights. At least do you think you would get in the deep sea deep where you're catching four hundred twenty pound Marlin when you're out that deep, you're going up and down like a French hooker I'm talking about. Do you think you'd hurl if you're on the mile and? I won't go on any Marlin expedition I tried this once back in Putin con- back back I went to Puntacana in Only Eight, Oh eight, zero nine somewhere around there. And this happened I went out on one of these. We're going to go big game hunting. WE'RE GOING OUT ON A. Fishing, boat or take? This is what happened because it was a big trip, there was a lotta guys on this trip. a lot of families that was like the fire department local fire departments like hundredth anniversary huge trip there must have been two hundred on this lot of drink in, so there was me, and probably like twenty five other guys and we're like we're gonNA. Do this. You know big game hunting. We know this guy he's got. This takes you out to. To get big fish and they go, okay, that sounds great, so of course drinking my face off every single day during this trip, and I was actually in a nice groove I was playing golf every morning I was getting nice and lit up. And then you know these guys talked me into this dopey fishing trip I wanted nothing to do with it at all, and we wake up in the morning me and my dad, a couple of other guy cousins things like that. And they dragged me out on this boat. And I didn't last and I ain't the only one okay Eighty percent of the guys went We didn't even get out to where they wanted us to fish. It was a the this boat was rock and man I mean we were going up and down, and I mean I just woke up. I mean I probably slept an hour and a half drinking all night at this resort Punta Cana and it was over for me. It was over for everybody three boats. We had two of them went back to shore. One of them stayed out there. The guys forced the guys that were getting sick on the boat to go out and try to catch this Marlin out and Puntacana. And that was it. My whole trip was shot the last three days. I couldn't do anything I was. Totally so. Did they ever catch the fish? And so when you got back to short ship to shore, you had seasickness. So you're telling me that had lingered for three days three days. I was done this was this trip was a Sunday to Sunday I. think that the that the fishing expedition was Thursday. I was useless. Friday Saturday and then going home. Sunday what us. Because I've been to that airport there were they just are like sardines, the people they have. Everywhere so yours and they make your stand outside right and then. Everybody stand there with their bad and then when they when they. When you fly out of there, they put in rose right. There's like packs of twelve in rose. As you're waiting to board your plane, you go on an outdoor. Stare to get on the plane, right? It's not an indoor airport. It's all outside and. You're telling me when you got to that airport on that Sunday you had to be, and it was ninety degrees. Sun was blazing, and you're strung out on a three days. seasick bender and you drank six thousand beers. What was it like when you were standing in line and Puntacana air waiting to board that plane and there's. Searing Caribbean. I was ready to go home i. mean there's no doubt at that point like I tried to power through that last day that Saturday I wasn't gonNA. Spend the whole day in the room. So you know I took myself out. I tried to gold in a couple of days out on the out in the poet hat I was trying to get things going. I just didn't I, wasn't myself? I was I was a thousand percent. I was going full throttle from Sunday, to Thursday and I need to tell you I had a great time. We had this course to myself. There was a golf course next door to the resort I. Mean I'm playing golf every morning I'm at the four thirty. When you went out on, Saturday and you were. You know trying to give it the old college. Try after you'd already at a really bad Friday and Saturday morning, and then somehow you pull yourself out of the room down to the pool area, the wet bar the pool par. And then, and then they got the Tiki bar out by the beach. And you're. You're trying to get in president. Did you get like. Did the motion comeback the up down on the boat? Did you did it? Come rearing its ugly head again on Saturday when you went to the college. Effort into the you know the third president in the Syrian Canadian excuse me, Caribbean son did that. Did the the ship to shorted? You start going up and down again. Like on the boat. I didn't get too much of that on Saturday. It was just. Just all the Saturday was was just I just didn't feel like myself like I was just trying to wash away the pain and just try to drink it out of me like I was just. Let's just get this idea. It's my last day here. Let's try to party a little bit, and I just never felt right like you know how your by just doesn't feel right. Sometimes, that's just how I felt for those two days. Is that the only time you've ever been on a deep sea fishing trip like even at it's the only time. I go. No Way. I won't go on any. You want to go out fishing. Go by yourself. I ain't going out on any kind of fishing. Boat you to sell me some deep sea fishing garbage. I know part of that whatsoever. You want to catch. You want to catch a fish I'll go down in the market. Okay, I'll go pick up. The Fisher was there. Let's get my fish. Salmon Yeah I'll go pick up the cod for a little fish and chip at home or I'm GonNa. Go pick it up down at the market. I'll go down to the marina and pick up the fish. You Go, catch it. Catch. And, the cruise ships right. I won't go on those anymore either I. Know You had a bad experience on those? I had one on my last one to remember. I had the same thing. We didn't even go to the last two stops. They turned US around because of that storm I had to sit on the sit on a boat. Down for two days when you know stops at any of the places, love find either those. And how about how they toss those big boats around to like you be antibodies fishing boat. That's way worse. Division goads a lot smaller lighter, and you're talking about just being on with like eight ten geysers six eight. Whatever it is, and you're going down like a roller coaster, but when you're on a big, you know four or five thousand passenger cruise ships those things. Forty feet UNIFIL your scariest. Atlantic waters in a in a winner whatever it storm, it is brutal Bra and then you are trapped, and then they then they like. Confiscate your island trip your day. You'RE GONNA go to. This island gets canceled. You're at their mercy, and then you're like stuck in your cabinet and you're stuck at the dining. And meanwhile I was in like a high end, VIP areas, and I was like a paid big bucks to be on this thing and I still was in the. You know the fancy private restaurant. What's the difference? It sucks? You're sitting there. You're trap. You're in how I told you when I got off that boat that day. I'll never forget. It was the worst nightmare ever and I said to myself. Ever do it again. As long as they live so whenever airlines people trying to sell me their cruise ship vacations I wanNA puke. Bad One the bad ones sold me down a river man. I am done with those things I felt like I was at a stand Clinton. I was in. The at and food and booze. It was what during the one mind was where where the boat was rocking up and down. You know we're on the top floor where they have the buffet. You know all the way at the top of the boat and the boat starts going up and down, and it's like you know things just start flying everywhere. There's plates flying off tables. Might Beer starts slide? Olivia was like fourteen months old at the time. Her Chair starts rolling. I didn't know what to grab first Olivia. The beer at know to go. Yeah I'm not a fan I'm not a fan of it but I've definitely been. I've definitely been out there. Deep Sea fishing a few times I've been out on a lot of boats. Sailed in the South Pacific Ride I. Sailed the. French bondage and ions popular reds. I did that for a month. I lived on a yacht, an eighty foot yacht and it was crazy. 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You just every time I hear system down. I like it I always liked them when I'm like playing ball and I got the ear buds in and all deals going I got this I love when I every time air system of a down song I started checking thirty footers. See excited. Carbohydrates about the. Sorry doing a couple of things here, my apologies. On Am I. Am I missing out on anybody that you WanNa meet a Tattoo I, don't think. We're good right now. We already took care of all the devils on this night, two thousand and a beat the. Stars in double overtime to clinch the Stanley Cup. And then on the same night, a going back to ninety six. Croup. Who was I told you my neighbor? He was my One of neighbors I know At his kid. Who I think is a hockey player as well. I think he my guess is. He made it into the League. You could check that. I could be wrong carbon. You've had a kid I. think that was a star, definitely high school player college player whatever the word was, he was going to the NHL Legs Dad Right, but anyway he had the unassisted triple overtime given the Atalanta one. Another one of the band is a a sweep of the Stanley Cup finals on this night, but is it governor? I am I wrong? Yes son is Bjorn Q. Croup. Yeah what is He's played played for the avalanche a little bit. Just like his dad. I called that night, so I went to see that kid play high school hockey, right and he. Dutch league anyway I saw him play high school hockey and I think he was probably fifteen and boy. Could this kid skate? You can always see it right. The guy that plays in a league has a kid. The kid grows up next thing you know the kids skating next thing you know. Two kids skates better than everybody else I mean power skating like. Dad is in the NHL legs type skating, and you could see it and I see it now. I've told you these stories on the Air I went to see this kid. Play plays at Bergen Catholic in North Jersey. He's a high school hockey player. And no names I don't want to get all involved and all that, but this kid. He's he's the NHL assures them centers number one rated. Player in the entire state of New Jersey and one of the top rank national players. He does the US national team stuff in Michigan. He's He's a star so I got to see him play one night. Right and everyone's talking about the kid and they're watching him to scouts. Everybody that the League everyone knows about him and the kid so I watch him play, and they got their triple team and him I mean this team. They're playing. They sent three goons on this kid. Break his legs. And then A. Stack let him know you're there. And then so I saw him, he didn't have a big night, but when the game started, they dropped the puck and his kid jumped and started skating faster than anyone on the ice, so like they draft in east stole the pocket center is, and he jumped over the the line, and he was often and raising in, and he came cranking a snapper at the goalie's head, and he missed a high and left right over the crossbar, but he he ripped about ninety mile an hour jacker, right at the guy and. I was like you could tell right now. I could tell that he had the legs and the skill to play any NHL I saw right in front of my very eyes, and then the rest of ninety got wound up and triple team, and couldn't do anything in the team got stomped and they lost, but you know some nights ghetto, get tripled or doubled, and he won't do anything other nights. He'll get double the he'll score after or whatever and have two assists. Have a five point night. Whatever but you just never know what you're gonna see but I. I always look for carbohydrates skates feat, the footwork and the the do they have that line that I hand coordination stickhandling. Deflect the shot out of mid air. Do they have it at a young age and the feet, and if they have that those two skills generally, and if they have any of a brain I, they have that kind of an advantage with those skills. They can make it. Yeah absolutely when you talk about the skating and the and the hand eye coordination, those are the things that. You need to have right off to jump and even the guys that we've. We've had this talk so many times in the past like even the guys that are quote, unquote goons or the guys that just show. Fighters. There's not as many as in the NHL now. There was back in the day, but even those guys. You know those guys, even though they couldn't score as much as other players, they can skate, and they have hand eye coordination, and they can do those things in their NHL players for a reason, and they would show up at any local rink and absolutely the biggest goon in the NHL could show up at any local ring. Just absolutely house them in a skill way. They have it. They have that hand eye in that foot speed. They just don't have it as good as maybe. The elite players in the league, but they do have it to be in the NHL. And we've seen like when we were at the game and we saw reeves. It was like when you think of him. You think he's the worst player in the league. You're like that guy got no skill. He's awful. He's there to punch. People face. then. What are we see? We're at a game all of a sudden. This guy takes the third period face off jump over the line scores three seconds into the third period I'm like did that just happen and you're like telling you. You told me the same story that night. This guy. When he was in high school when he was a kid, he was so much better than everybody else. In the area he stood out like a sore thumb and went to the next phase next level, and then into the League, and then he looks like the worst is, but he's still better than anyone you ever saw. Play right and he. It just goes to show you how that team? Even worse because he played for the penguins at one point or another, there are so many players way better than him like you're. Famous Knights have all kinds of talent way above his skill level that makes him look average, but he would school anybody on a regular sheet, and that's why a player like Ryan Reeves adjust his game, even though growing up in high school and early levels of his of him playing, even though he could absolutely dust everybody else, and he could beat everybody else skill wise when he gets into a situation at higher levels whether it be junior whether it be the h. l. whether it'd be. Be the NHL doesn't have the skill of across. Be Your Malkin or any other guys, but he knows that he has the foot speed, and the hand eye and the other attributes. You need to be HR player, so you've think to yourself. How can I make myself an everyday player in the NHL? Let me get a little tougher. Let me throw the body a little bit more like I know that I'm not going to score forty goals in the NHL. Let me try to be a guy that is a third and fourth line grinder who could maybe score ten and and contributed other ways to the team, and that's how these guys end up getting into those roles. I can't wait for other Stanley Cup playoffs. What did you think of the? Tyson fury announcement today that he's GonNa Fight. Anthony Joshua twice next year, and that he has worn order of business I. He has to knock Deontay wilder head off again and you know what I. Do that and he obliterated him and Atwood I saw that night i. just the first fight I that was excellent in stables sticks city. I was there with Mafia. The second I was that with you in Vegas and I just thought it was in the third round I thought it was over goes seven whatever it is. They stopped the fight pizza senseless after what you saw. Could you ever see that guy losing to wilder again in some bizarre way, or does he just do the same thing to him again because he's? Inside his head now, and Wyler's afraid of that guy now, he beat him to a pulp. Yeah I mean he fights Dante Wilder in the next six to eight months, which is. Allegedly what's going to happen? I think that I'm not gonNA say he's going to beat them around the way that he did in Vegas back in February. Think the fight would maybe be a little bit closer to the one you saw at staples, but I think that he's still beats him. He's the best fighter and what I love about him as is that he don't duck. That's why I killed while they're Anthony Joshua forever. Those guys should have fought two years ago. Right Scotty when they were undefeated, Joshua and wilder should have fought each other. They never did they both kept fighting hacks, and then Joshua eventually got caught by. Ruis releases a hack, but he craddock the night of his life just like Buster Douglas. Did Against Tyson back back in the day you know these guys have the night of their life. And he beats Anthony Joshua, so that tarnished him, and then Tyson fury got his life together, and got himself back into the fighting world after a couple of bad years of demons that he had, and he shows back up and he'd get him. And listen we go into that I while they're fight. What everybody say about Tyson fury this guy drug addict? This guy's got no. A. You interviewed him in the Hallway there at the staple center and the size of the size of them. You'll like he's got pillows on him. I mean look at the dude. He was so big, but he came in with the drive, and he came in with a plan, and then the second tiny Fordham. He just absolutely blew the doors off him. I don't WanNa. Hear about how heavy the gear was for a while. They're walking rang their about. He got his ashby that night and it's just that simple. Do you, think I, said this today on coast to coast at sports coverage. Send us to London to Wembley. Stadium to see that fight without a doubt I don't really have any other things to say. It's just that's. That would be fun to go to that, but. I told you this afternoon. If those two guys fight, which obviously it looks like they're going to do now, and it's for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. That fight has to be at Wembley Stadium with ninety thousand people in both of their home countries. That is where that fights has to happen. I do not need. Venus. Or have because I'll start drinking again if I end up in London because I, haven't on dragon forever, and it would clearly happen. You know that I've already survived Vegas sober many times. Could I actually go to London and not bust off a hundred Guinness? I don't know that's hard. Man I know a couple of really good spots there so I hope that the day does come. We'd have to take a day trip a little train to Huddersfield. Do our there right? Oh hundreds field trip waller over all the. Fan All my family. We go to the Doghouse to see my on ABC's. David the Doghouse. We'll go hang out over there. For Jenner. Bob All, right? So what do you think of the at sounds like a plan I'm I'm bucket list city on that trip to London and do Huddersfield and and. I mean Hell while we're at it goes. See Celtic let me ask you. The y'know MLS. Cup style tournament in July in Orlando. You know what I'm actually because I think damn is sucked for me personally, but I'm willing to go all in all chips in on the MLS tournament which it'll be. Stages Round Sixteen all get down to the finals. It's going to be like a little mini. American World Cup style tournament. I'm all in I'm all I'm all in on it, too. I think it's going to be good. I don't like the re the league at least the way that they have it formatted. I think their regular season is. A little too drawn out for how they finish it. At the end, a lot of teams make the playoffs in their playoff. System is Kinda dopey. They don't reward the teams that have great regular season so I liked this World Cup style thing they're going to do. A lot of people will not understand what the prizes which is a spot in the North American, and the CONCACAF. Champions League where the MLS always gets their doors blown. Blown off, but it'll be fun. I think it'll be cool to have that World Cup kind of feel down in Orlando. In terms of the format, it's could have to seal listen. There's no feel like a world. Cup but I liked how they're staging. It and I think it's going to be cool to bet on as well. Do you think that if the team that wins and let's say they go to the Concha calf and the. Champions. League their little tournament down in Mexico. What are the odds? The fan on me ending up in A. Mexican drug cartel like Da type staying. Very. Get a little go down for the tournament and up in like a coke smuggling ring. Center a Mexican prison. For al.. Federales catch me at the airport. On car, Hi and a hangover. 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Some of those pubs afterwards. Yes, are you going? On. Rory are you GONNA go high risk with your boy for wral like hitting at Mardi true tonight. You think I'm GonNa join anything with Kevin? Na, yeah on Kevin Na. You talked me into a couple of it. I'M GONNA. Play him to finish in the top ten. I'm going to play him to be the best American finisher. I'M GONNA play. A couple of guys have one. Zach Johnson's one. This I knows a long time ago, but he's won this tournament twice. He's played well on this course so plus four plus fourteen thousand. Zach Johnson I'm going to take a shot there with that. Species played well here to watch for Jordan speed this weekend. He might get back in the mix and get something done. Roses played well here, so watch those guys. He better get his game back because he's vanished. Like I, mean Justin in. Is just sprinted by am and I'm glad there's going to be a golf actually. Let me ask you real. Quick Question. I don't have a lot of time. Did you see the ICEES and they're going to ban any protests at the Tokyo Games in twenty one you. The minute I heard that I said good luck with that the mini. You tell somebody you can't approach us. GonNa Protest Yeah. That's that's what always happens. You tell them you're not gonNA. Do it now. You'RE GONNA. See everybody's GonNa. WanNa do it, so then should have never even made that announcement if that's what they wanted. So. Not GonNa play tennis the whole year I think it's because he doesn't want any part of this covert and these rules, and all the s and everything, and he's got a little tweak knees, or he's like you know what I'll just come back and twenty one. It's still kick ass anyway. I'll see them around Costa. Four to six eastern check out the sports page on youtube all these shows which cover Haagen Idaho. If you miss something from today's show, you can find it now on iheartradio top. That's iheartradio dot com slash. 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The bill passed the US House nearly unanimously, and has the backing of all senators except for Paul who says he opposes the legislation, because he believes it's written in a way, that potentially could allow for excessive prison sentences for minor hate crimes I'm Nadia Ramleh Ramlogan for now. The bill remained stalled in the Senate majority forty seven hundred people across the country, mostly african-americans reportedly were lynched between eighteen, eighty, two and nineteen, sixty eight. Considered to be the last public execution by hanging the US occurred him or his borough contest. In nineteen thirty six in Massachusetts, the state legislature there may soon vote on the end of life. Options Act damped is limited to mentally capable terminally ill people expected die within six months. It would give them the option to get medication. That would allow them to pass away in their sleep. Dr Roger. 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The economic impact of the pandemic could mean sharp budget cuts at state city and federal levels Margie Trapani with the Center for independence of the Disabled New York or Sidney points out that census figures are used to determine how resources are distributed to states and localities, but people with disabilities often are overlooked in the census is only done every ten years. Years. We are locked in to a count for decade. We can't afford to be disadvantaged that count for another ten years. Everyone should have received a census form in the mail and this year. It is possible to complete the census process through the government website at twenty. Twenty Census Dot Gov I'm Andrea Sears reporting and the pandemic has also made collecting signatures for ballot measures a lot trickier. A coalition effort to convince Colorado voters to approve a dedicated revenue stream for schools and. And other public needs is launching dozens of pop up stations across the state Scott Wasserman, with the Bell Policy Center says initiative to seventy one would raise taxes on Colorado's earning above two hundred fifty thousand dollars a year, but cut taxes for everyone else. Even before pandemic we were you know in Ne- mickley funding, major public priorities like schools and roads and healthcare, and it just so happens that by taking the tax code fair. We can actually fund the public priorities that every. Every Colorado relies on in the state. Wasserman says low and middle income Colorado's pay, a substantially larger percentage of their income in taxes through income sales and property taxes, then the top five percent of earners initiative to seventy one is projected to generate up to two billion dollars each year. Proponents behind a competing initiative say cutting taxes by a fraction of a percent for all earners, regardless of income level will boost the economy by encouraging investment and job. Creation I'm Eric Gladys. Finally are Mike Moen tells us. Progressive Clergy are finding new people to connect with as a nation confronts a host of turbulent issues including in southern Wisconsin Reverend Tanya said, go pan leads the Janesville United, Church of Christ, which she says has a long history of activism and outreach in the past few years. She says the Church has been more outspoken about welcoming immigrants and LGBTQ issues the pandemic and the. The civil unrest following the death of George Floyd are adding to that outreach. It isn't only members of their own congregation that they're engaging with our church, for instance draws interest from the millennial evangelical young people who have young kids right now. Who who desire to make a difference in the world. This is my Clifford for public service. We are member supported and online at public service DOT ORG byline. For another hour of the foul territory program part of these sports. America block on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network Jeff Rich, and my John Rich will join us in just a second and. We have a female on the show is Jim. We're GONNA, talk, about females. And allegedly we have one right here in our studio. I guess you can say that. In real life but. Other radio for an hour logs. Women's sports and You have women aspects and cry a lot. You're not exactly a feminist, but I. Think The you do have your watershed moment win. special things happen. Since, we are a sports show. Since special things happen with women in sports now. I think that you like watching those barriers go down of course everyone does. So! We've got a couple of angles to talk about women in Sports. Any you know if you just go back to the early parts of our lives sportscenter, you know is always going to be two men. At the Anchor Desk Sp- know sports on your local news. It was always going to be a man sitting at the end, and probably a fluffy check, so to speak doing the weather, and then a mixture of men and women in between you rarely saw a female eating up the sports desk, so they've. Broken ground in the media beyond the sideline reported yes. Yes, they have over the years. and. They've always been athletes. I mean I'm looking at this. Babe Didrikson Zahari us. The the Golfer from the nineteen twenty s I mean there's always been prominent female athletes, but they probably didn't be. She probably didn't get the recognition back then, and there's an inequity I. don't really want to dig deep into the. Annals of how the women's national soccer team gets paid versus the men because I think that's a good subject and I I'm not sure that I have all the facts on it, but I wanNA talk women in Sports with this hour. I think we're GONNA have some fun. She's General Jeff Paul Territory it's the sports byline broadcast network correct. Can. Let's say you just bought a house. Bad News, newsies! You're one step closer to becoming your parents soon. You'll have a separate fridge in the basement or extra. Groceries are exiled forever. Remember that frozen lasagna. Of course you don't. It's been down there since two thousand eight. Good news it's easy to bundle home and auto through progressive and save on your car insurance face. A cake in the lasagna is very old. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company affiliates and other insurers just come out available stages situations. Fantasy is a daily fantasy sports at for player props, and they are currently offering contests for. Go Doda N. 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I probably should have more female sports role models, but I really kind of have a feeling that maybe you are more aware of female athletes, then perhaps I am. Probably, am, and it's just through the catching on the peripheral. You've never said. Seem you sit down to watch WNBA game? I think that the probably the most respected and I have a different opinion of this. I think they're the. Most. Ill most watched women's sport would probably be college basketball even more so than the WNBA because know when it's on, it's on the nights that aren't playing. Tennis is pretty good women's tennis following. I think there's a big women's status following. I think that there are men their fellow women's tennis that don't even think about it for like you know this activists, the equality point of view. You're just that they enjoy the sport because the men are immensely power game where there's a lot of aces and a lot of back and forth women go back and forth because they're agile, you know they. They hit the ball a little bit later. I mean it's still faster than any regular. Human being in can return right I mean. There's no way jeff rich gets on the tennis. Court with. Our Venus Williams. Perhaps both of them and there's just no. You can give me anyone in the world, and they would just crush me would never be able to return to single shot I. Walk for days. Just have welts all over you from just being slugged. Tennis Ball after tennis ball. Had A better chance of hitting a Randy Johnson fastball than I would have returning any you know any seeded player, and you know and I probably shouldn't even limit us that because I think there's probably really good college players that I wouldn't be able to be in tennis I think. A really hard serve from Serena Venus. On your body would be about to the equivalent of a Randy Johnson on a bird kind of throw a twenty two caliber from about fifteen meters, right, yeah! They're all you saw randy. Johnson did that burn burn poor bird place ron time. I mean you you hear about. These serves one hundred fifty miles an hour. nope Gertz, surviving all of that. And and and the Williams? Sisters I will say are kind of the exception, but there's always been exceptional female tennis players. In fact, you Google top female athletes of all time which I may or may not have done in preparation for the show. You see the Billie Jean King's. You see the Martina Natural Travolta. If Serena Williams of course. You know you do have the Golfer from the Olden Times that brought up babe districts in, Zaharia. JOYNER! Florence Griffith joyner Jackie joyner-kersee. Same Line there. You had Ed Marian Jones for. Awhile, but she was. Ill she was shamed. Shame the same way that Lance Armstrong was so you know not only do. Women have their share of the athletes, but their share the scandals to on their side I, think. If it really other way around illumine sport were the prominent thing you know we had the. It would be the M NBA because the regular National Basketball Association would be as associated with women were living in in that kind of multi verse. You know like the family guy where Over Brian, studio traveling, and then Brian discovers a world where the the dogs have the human role and vice versa I I'm trying to. Picture of the world that way, and who would be like your your your Lebron James. Who would be your? Biggest face of women's sport. If you're or or not just women's sports sport in general, because the these are the This is the scenario that I've painted here. Nancy Kerrigan Nancy Kerrigan now Nancy Kerrigan. Is the is the mohammad-ali of? Sports in a world in a parallel dimension where women's Sport is, the you know is the norm, and then the men's sports are just kind of the. League's trying to think because I don't want to look at it I. Don't want to cheat like you do but i. don't have any more names that I can remember 'cause I'm terrible with even. Bounded names in general. Hope Solo was big for a while. Be, because she you know. She was the B in apartment twenty three. Runs the only reason I remember that name, so they just saw story the other day about an unfortunate incidents with her dog. Ono. Property and one of the neighbors didn't like it. For Hope Solo Soloist. There's just no positive press about other than the fact that she was a good keeper for a soccer right real power. Yeah, OH, she a lady! No, that's chesty. Okay, see I wouldn't know her name. CNN Brady chastain. You have a ham from the first three letters write though Brown brandy every close right. Now remember it. I, bet a lot of you will see. In! That's why we talked to the world. have specific. Monday, through Thursday they can follow us on social media at what's up riches, and what's up right now? As we are talking about females. In the world of sport. Gloss over if he builds story. Headline of the day, maybe I'd. I'd get it in. But, if there was something that was a big deal, because ESPN. Deal or Yahu has you to think it was a big deal or or some blowhard on twitter wanted you to think it was a big deal. I would I would pass it by and I think that we do still have. The women are still a little bit shoved down our throat in the sports world. You agree with that, not shove down. Shut down the throat so to say a bit as much as it is like. That pushed for. You. If you like men's basketball, you have to like female basketball I feel like it's kind of like not shoved down our throat, but like how could you like one, but now to the other? One thing you'd never say to people that are very interested in women's basketball. Be a high school college or pro level. Never ever. As a man or any living human suggests that they lower the rams. Especially especially in cyberspace, because the world will meltdown. Before. Lower the rooms for basketball yeah. But I. don't I don't think about regular NBA unfortunately and I'm sorry. Fellow women across not thinking about the wnba there. Equally that's how I equally participate. Equally pass, think about. Eight you all even. I don't discriminate equal opportunity. That's completely fair. Yeah, here's here's an example of what big you've out is when they make it. The number one top play because a woman air quotes dunks. By Dunk, they mean that the ball happens to go through the net, and they happen to grab the rim. It's not necessarily so they're not throwing it down there. Just also touching the rim making their layout, and they're laterally shoving it showing it in the hoop, rather than bringing it down into the Hoop I would say that I can count on one hand but I I'll play it safe here. I must say that there are no more than seven. Televised Dunks in the high definition era of Animal high-definition era of television that. No one can reduce seven legitimate dunks performed by seven different females. Now I think the Bernie Greiner can legitimately dunk and we got her right here in Phoenix and we've been to how many Mercury Games. We're not exactly champions for this. This allow. More rattlers, Games and Boxing matches and Kuala races and there was walling secure. When did you sneak? Llamas in tigers and their llamas and zebras. Ostriches. Camels Zebras. And some of those may even mill most of the horses I understand are probably females in enormous racing to Dan Patrick. Try to stretch this whole thing out we don't. We don't need to stretch it anymore. We're coming up on a break. She's general, Jeff. It's fell territories sports by like broadcasting network and we'll be right back. Airlines have just reduce their prices even more thirty days in advance and save big. Want the absolute lowest prices on your airline tickets then call the low cost airline travel hotline right now for prices so low. 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It is about territory part of these sports overnight America WLAC right here on the sports byline broadcast network Gen, jeopardized with from Phoenix Arizona just Monday through Thursday, and you can always follow us on social media outlets up riches. What's up our ice? Age Es, or you can get yours truly personally at Jeff rich talks and Right now we're talking about women's sports. I got a bow hall lead Gen rich alongside here. I've referred to vive. Dixon's her I. As somebody that. Excelled in the twenty S. she was born in nineteen eleven I was a little worried when I saw that she was married to her husband from nineteen, thirty eight to nineteen fifty-six. That she did not. You know that she did not excel at sports in the. Twenty S, but in the fifties She was a medalist in track and field. Jen and as I mentioned, she was a golfer. A one ten ladies Pro Golf Association, Major Championships. That's That's act like Tiger Jack by for somebody that didn't start out as a golfer. Let's start out by competing in the Olympics, in track and field and winning medals in those sports. That the athlete. Jim Thorpe is the same way Jim Thorpe played many sports and exalted, football and baseball. By? I think that there was a time in this country. When great athletes were just great athletes, they could play any sport you ask them to do, and now we have all this specialization I think that kind of ruins things I think that. I think the you shouldn't curb your children to try multiple things I say this as the Non Parent Non Child having adult for your in that blue with me to. Do you think that? Multiple sports or focus on one in be be great at one thing or be good at a lot of things. I tried to play as many sports and do as much activities as possible, but I unfortunately had a cease status when I became of working age. 'cause media monies so I wasn't able to continue on with sports, but I think I think tens on. Do you WanNa balance that many things? Do you WANNA work out other parts of your body? Maybe you get tired of throwing time. Maybe one run some more got your I mean I think it comes down to the individual I personally doing as much as I could one possible wishing a couple of the. Athletes. You know we hear about it a lot with. College football players that may have already played minor league baseball or they're you know actually college age, and they're playing college, football and college baseball at the same time. Usually you do pick a sport. Cuyler Murray was you know column starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals was a baseball player that decided to go play more college football at Oklahoma after the drafted him. We're not doing a very good job talking about women's sports, but you know I mean this this is these are general things and I think that. I I think that the path to success in women's sports is soccer. I think that that is the most prominent sport and other than tennis I think that it's the closest to the men's. As far as quality of watch. Last segment. I was like I'm going to be all witty and list of names of female athletes without using the Google machine. I realized that all the names I know are limited to figure skating. Tennis! and soccer. That's it. Nothing else back. Women's basketball players don't roll off the tie. WNBA is not It is lesser than most of the prime time Olympic, sports. The WNBA and when you're watching when you're watching, those same women play at the international game against each other on the big stage. It's more intriguing as is women's hockey when it goes to the Olympics say gymnasts. Probably a couple gymnast to. In terms of names, that I'd be familiar with the three. Obviously Simone biles is the first one. Okay, but that's just like super recently. Giving you hints on like who wants to be a millionaire exactly. Mary, Lou Retton Mary, Lou retton tiny Tim from scrooge. Yes. And nothing else we. Olympic snow. Fall Asleep during search, so I would not have been able to tell you that. And then. Kerri strug. Can I respond to you falling asleep during stretched yes. I actually think that's okay. It's a very dark comedy and. Ability factor is probably less than once a year, which doesn't make for a good seasonal movie because the season rolls around. What's year, but so you got Kerri, strug. You Got Simone biles and Mary Lou. RETTON That's my three. It's not bad, I recall a lot of girls named Dominique There was a girl named Shawn. Johnson once upon a time. I. In Men's gymnastics I don't know that I could name not cheap. Trying to limit it to any male gymnasts I could name several male figure skaters, though okay. Could you name one for me right now? Brian Boitano. At least that one Scott Hamilton Scott announcing Tara Lipinski and her little buddy. You should know that from family guy. Anyway. See I wouldn't I? That's I couldn't remember what his name was I knew you would know the family reference though. Yeah you know he was. A decent skater. What's up by the time? He's never been and never not been Richardson's lake. Turtle Pinski would be another Wad Nancy Kerrigan Tonya harding. What was her name and she ruined it all with her Dui. Although veto. Yeah The lady that beat them. Hi, how are we drawing a blank on this because? I'm thinking of. Here again, harding accent there we go. By your. I think of Michelle. Kwan. I think of Kristi Yamaguchi but Scott Hamilton and Johnny we're probably a riot. Of course, there was another. Brian I think that he was. Canadian Brian Ten of the American right. Maybe maybe in Adams Bryan Adams. Though I don't know my my my Canadian culture is. Not Up to snuff here Is Brian by tunnel. We're not telling you about Brian. We we're talking about female. How about female golfers? Drive like. I got nothing. I. Dinosaur is the debut of the Kramer Annika Sorenstam. Michelle we. Avocados from California by the way right, which is an American. That's good. We didn't have to look up. Everybody will actually Dave that off the top of my head. Ladies Golfers ill. The problem is that you have so many. That are named Lee. They actually have numbers a after their names to identify differentiate them from the others which is. Which really tells you that? golfs domination by. The the Asian women specifically South Korean women has been detrimental sport on the, and this isn't a racial thing. This isn't a sexist thing. Is War just along the lines of an identification thing? Just being able to you know if you can't identify the golfers, you can't relate with them. You don't care about them. You won't WANNA watch them. Right you have to have at least some kind of interest to what you're going to pay attention to? And that's a problem that carries over into you know the NHL I think that it is why the NHL is. By far the the four sport. Football Basketball Baseball and the hockey is always the fourth. You mentioned and it's because the best. The best players assume soccer. And there's a big pocket Americans that do like watching European soccer and everything. By you get to this. You. Get to this point that you only care about stardom. If you can relate to it if it's somebody that grew up down the street from you and you know I I don't have. I, do have a couple of females that were really good athletes, but on a local sense. Young girl that I went to high school with was years ahead of me ran cross country won state championships for our school, and then ended up going to the University of Michigan and also representing the United States in at least the Olympic trials. She finished fourth and missed the cut line a few times but I related to that. Because this is somebody that grew up in, you know I grew up in my community, I knew brothers and knew her family and you know it. It made me feel part of it. When I see a Russian hockey player unless he plays for a team that I have a rooting interest in which I didn't growing up in Cleveland. Detach myself to that and I think that you know. We circle around a lot, but I think that that might be the essence of. The struggle with women smarts is that men can't relate to. Women really can't either. Sounds enough okay. Okay, so we said. We're GONNA talk about the media. We talked about the sport lot. We've we're talking about the athletes and I have I. Have More Female sportscasters written down here than I do athletes. Brady griner Diana Terachi they play for the Mercury I. think that I would probably know them even if they didn't but that. Were ever to give me excited about the WNBA, the way Phoenix presents said. If they get on the floor of this summer, it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Do they actually already Kailash the WNBA season for twenty twenty! You would think. I haven't seen anything actually, and not that I been looking obviously just expressed that I don't follow. Either Mba's but I yeah I don't remember seeing anything about it. I did soccer players are out in front of it popular? You know you gotta be marketable. I think that yellow season would be going on right now, and it's just all listed as postponed, so they never even started their season and the I have no clue what they plan on doing well, they're gonNA run out of Eight. The suns regular arena to the point where the sons weren't even going to come back to. What used to be America West Arena there actually all GonNa play out at the madhouse, so they're gonNA have to compete for nights on the floor or fortunately they're not competing with the hockey team to because here in Phoenix. We have our own hockey team out. 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If I were to see that I am not interested in women's sports, because and I do have a lot of reasons to utter the first part of that sentence, it's because the gap between their men's counterpart, and what they're putting on is so drastic that it just looks like I'm watching. Athletes of a lesser tier, which is literally what I am watching. I think that there are some sports where the gaps not quite as grand as it is in others. Fighting. I mean I. think that fighting you're Yo-, you're you have to? You know to equal parts you punch. Kick. Start, fighting in scratching and you have see I don't think I've watched him in May event closely enough to tell I've now been sneaking off. To watch UFC fights. Is there anything more or less entertaining as people here you either don't watch UFC. Is there one gender that isn't were appealing to watch fight. I think I'll mean. Guys is harder fighting. Harder hits. There's more teeth flying and more blood splatter and. Do you think that they're still an essence of. Women, being ill women's etiquette where it just seems so out of line for women to draw blood from each other. Women are supposed to. Be Civil. You're supposed to control the barbarians that are men. No, I mean not not when you're UFC or wd fighting I mean that's that's all fighting. It's all for the. Of Whoever's dumped in the ring with you well. I guess the question is should women's Cantu in competence sports? Because you don't watch it. Watch the Bangkok bought sports. Should combat sports exists altogether in my world now I don't eat it I see my my thing with fighting. It is really silly. It's really stupid. But I like organic fights fights that break out of passion, not prearrangement. So. That's why I like watching. The hockey players dropped the gloves now. We're talking about an NHL without fighting. In the women I. Get my knowledge of never food, have nice. RUFFLES I. I haven't seen any throwdown. Beat someone in the face several times until your teammates pull them off of you down goes to the REF trying to break up that kind of stuff that. So. But then that's fighting. Enjoy it just F- I used to like boxing. Just the I think the box of. Job of marketing itself. It's done a poor job. The same as grew up right. Well, we were still on the heels of real old school. Yeah, the Cigar Smoking guys were suits and overcoats to you know fidora's to the Games and. Baseball horse, racing and boxing the only things because they were so easy to gamble odd. Because, it's always been about gambling, and maybe there's something. Maybe there's some reservation about gambling on a female trusting a female to to be consistent, even though the other really no to think to the contrary, it's just. The women sports that. I tend to see. First and foremost are the ones that are successful. You know and you know the WNBA is not successful and no matter how hard the NBA tries, the WNBA is not successful now they've done a better job than the many factions of women's soccer, which is struggled to stay alive I I it's been like indoor football off shoots of the game of football, trying to put put together a women's professional soccer league. There is one that exists in this country now. Do I know what it is. It's not W USA I think we've moved past that. But it's not gonNA matter. You'd Rather Watch Either Watch Sonya Thomas. She's probably among your top female. Air quotes athletes. Yeah absolutely right. Yeah! I didn't think about that so. Hearing them during the presentation of a game. The female, the politically correct response and the one that off emails should have no matter what is that women need to be included no matter white in the broadcast of sporting event, and I'm not so quick to exclude them John. But. I think that are rushed to include. Someone that checks the box. Has always been my problem with females and sports media. Was Sports casting and I realized how ridiculous this sounds coming from someone who has quite possibly the most annoying. House sounding voice in the history of the world. That's what bothers. If you do not have a good sounding voice, you should not be doing the big college football game on Saturday, you should not be doing the NBC whatever broadcast of the Big College game. I feel, it's Joe Buck. He has an annoying annoying voice, so this isn't just like women's voice. Bother me but I. Tried you lied with me. You shows yeah I I. If you have an annoying sound voice i. don't give any craps if you know what you're talking about, or you don't know what you're talking about. If your voice is unpleasant to listen to, it is just unpleasant to listen to. Well I think the. You take the exact accurate of. Jessica does. Played played softball. She's been criticized a lot and she's been booted from that booth, but that was baseball's big event was Sunday night baseball, and they put her in that booth with Alex Rodriguez and Matt the surgeon and you know i. think that a rods a little bit of safety net and you know so that she's not. You know she's not drowning. Should not drowning on the air, not that she necessarily would you know when you have to have one? That can pick up the other, but she's not going to be back. We went through Pam Ward Beth Mohan seems to keep falling up. Despite the fact that there are a lot of people out there that do not care for the sound of Beth, moans voice, and that's why I hate when the browns the bengals because it's. It's almost inevitable that we're going to be. The Eighth Broadcasting Team for the Battle of Ohio happens twice a year, so it should be the battles of Ohio. But I don't WanNa hear! Might hear a female every now and again I when the sideline reports were useless. I didn't like the female there, but I think that they've found ways to make that role work a little bit better than. Asking legit questions that had to do with the game versus. Do you think your pink clubs are working good for you this week I? Mean it was. It was a little fluff stuff like that like you were hurt before. You look okay now, are you? I mean that's that's kind of. We didn't need that. He's obviously fine. He just got Saturday might not be find out. We just got sat, but he was out there playing, so he's obviously fine. That they've they've found ways to make the content of the little filler pieces between reps, talking commercial breaks or whatnot slightly more. Entertaining but That you had to qualify your own hypothetical. That's. So weird, weird creature that lives in my brain. We've seen a lot of soft voices. Especially on the premiere sportscenter a at six, o'clock other than when they tried that that coffee talk thing with Michael Smith and Neil Hill. They, they've had Kerry champion Molly Choir joy Taylor, meal moderate. The debate shows which we don't watch, Chris. Christine Lahey was Colin cowards. You know second microphone until she got that favor of. It's going to see America's got talent, but it's. America's got talent for athletes American Ninja Warrior. Okay, she's started. She's the blonde. You know. She's the blonde that did that. Did that show for a while? l., Duncan is the. One half of the six PM Sports Center. We've seen sage deal. We've seen Lindsey aren't act We've seen Hannah storm in that role. Linda Cohn is a a throwback in. She's still around the reason. You know kind of the inspiration for this whole. This whole subject of discussing women sports is something that we need to do from time to time if we're going to cover the entire spectrum of sports, or at least the ones that we prefer I, think they would you know I think that there is something that we go to this subject whether we sprinkle it in or whether we dedicate our to it because you know there, there is this. You know there is a little bit of a takeover, but we're doing this in. In honor of the passing of. Seventy him. Tell us a little bit more of. Phyllis George was born in Texas. Very Fun Pretty. Lady went on to be Miss Texas. The next year went on to become Miss America. Pageant Pageant Queen yes. But then she went on to become an American businesswoman actress, and Sportscaster and nine hundred and seventy-five. She was hired as a reporter and Co host of CBS sports pre show NFL today. This was huge because she was the first on camera lead female. To have this role so obviously set the set the standard for a lot of people I'll tell you what efforts team as the seventies and eighties were they took they took some chances. CBS CBS they brought in Jimmy the Greek that. was you know a betting handicapper? They brought in Phyllis George You know you've seen this. I mean you see women all over ESPN the the the. The Sunday morning pre-game. Show their counterpart to the NFL today. ON ESPN I think they've got like nine people in four of them are women, so there is a big presence and you know they they take on certain subjects. Obviously, they didn't play the part of the hand in hand in Dirt Brigade, which young excludes not only all-women by. Most civilian Al. most human you know most men men as well. That didn't play the game. Even if you come with the broadcasting chops, there's always gonna be that question, and that question gets asked him. Jim Nance and Bob Costas and Tom Ritchie Play College Baseball You have people that didn't just play the sports and I I. You'll hear me reference the civilian, rare civilian, getting the job and I think that it's just the opposite when you have a former athlete. Getty play by play. Job generally goes to not former athletes you know. What I think one thing that I think is too far I like the presence of women think that they should be involved with the sport especially if the if part of the audience. Is that the same demographic Phyllis George did ally you know you see you see some some women that have information you see you see some women that are just there to smile and nod and look pretty. And it's a mix, but you know there's always the benefit of the doubt. She'd be she by me. One of the. She might be one of those. You know. What do they call the middle circle on the Ven Diagram? Neutral neutral. I think that you see. Quite a bit of that out there. So the that's that's important, not only playing the. But moving up and you're there was a there was a big argument. You Remember Pat, Summitt. She coached Tennessee for a long time. Tennessee was the premier program. Now it's you know lately. It's been Connecticut I think they're more most recently. It was Baylor. You had Gino Auriemma running that you program yet Pat Summitt running the Tennessee program, and there's always an argument that either one of them could've made the leap in coach. The men's program out that same school. I don't think that. Either one of them wanted to leave. Their women supposed to would have had a big deal I don't think it would nearly as big a deal if I had to make that leap versus Pat. Summitt or one of the many female coaches you know if female head coaches, they coach women and I think that they could coach men. Get Men to buy into listening to a woman off I. think that that is the great challenge. The relationship between men and women having been married to a man for fourteen years. I can tell you is by far the most difficult thing I've ever done. That you've ever done is trying to get to you. Listen to a woman and that's that might be the challenge in broadcasting that certainly the challenge in coaching on the other side I wanna get a few of these names out there, but for now we're throw to breaks general. Jeff sponsor towards sports overnight America will be right back. Your past. I'M GONNA. Tell you how you can get real healthcare for as little as six dollars a day. Yes, now you can get affordable health care for you and your family immediately and save as much as fifty percent of your current monthly healthcare payments are plans are perfect for people that are self employed can't afford health benefits where they were or just want to pay less for their current healthcare and coverage is guaranteed regardless of your medical condition. We even offer some. 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Outdoor Man Scott on the other side of the glass, producing great shows, US each and every night from the sports byline studios in San Francisco Jenin I come to you from Phoenix Arizona and I said I wanted to get these names out rather me just rambling off names. Spill Game Janai. You could tell me the sport, or you could tell me the team that they were part of you. Just tell me any little fact about these great women in Sports, they are all real names. I won't put that out there before we get started, I want throw out there is. Carly Brown. Olympic track athlete from Chad. Chad country in Africa just like some guiding Jen. Okay could be amazing. Guys giving birth. No actually Carly Brunson is the chief of staff of the browns right now i. mean the exact roles, but she seems to be the face of the coach. Remember happening. All right. How about Lindsay Godly should be easy knowing that carly. Branson Brown's Lindsay Gottlieb. She's not like. She doesn't play for the gods or anything but. hula-hoop champion of the World Two. Thousand Three. Right year, rog versus altogether Lindsey lead former head coach at cal might have even mentioned that does she is the? One of the lead assistance on the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here! We have. About These. She is A. Defensive Coordinator or part of the defense for the forty niners defensive assistant. Part of. Program that she works directly with the players in. Super Bowl champion last one. We gotta get it in Quick Georgia frontier. Got Nothing on that all right. She was the owner of the Rams, so there are women just just about every role in sports, except for on the field competing against men. We don't have coed thing going on, and we're probably better off without it but you're not better off without this show. 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The studies, five hundred co-authors further concluded that all permutations have been simulated and that this is the optimal course of action. Is the onion news, network. Free Talk Law. It's free talk live. You're invited to join us here. On the toll. Free Lines Eight, fifty, five, four, fifty. Free is our number for you to take control of the airwaves. That's eight, five, five, four, five, zero, three, seven, three three. In the studio with you tonight you've got in and mark and Aria lots of course in the news to talk about and nights on the way mark. You've got some libertarian tips to de-fund the police. There's a lot of talk now. All of a sudden. After. Years of police violating people's rights. Arresting millions of peaceful people for so called drug crimes where there's no victim. years and thousands of innocent people, actually having their lives extinguished destroyed Put out by the police finally. They finally crossed the line with some people this last murder that they committed which I'm sure we'll be. They'll be murdering again here soon enough. Someplace but George, Floyd, of course, the most recent known victim. has sparked off a lot of upset finally. The average person it seems cares about police abuse and I was I was talking with the ex girlfriend of mine about this. Who is she was really happy that if an old friend of hers has taken up the protest against the police, and she of course felt like she was. You know now. Everybody's coming along right. Right like she felt like she was on the leading edge of this thing, and it was all alone. Well, that's that's what it's like being on the leading edge. You're usually out there alone. There's usually no one else around. It's just the few the proud the people that see reality for what it is and are speaking out against it in for a long time. People thought we were crazy. Right? People thought still think we're crazy. They still do but at least on this issue. A lot more people who are going to have to admit. You know those guys on the radio. They were right about the police being out of control. Because now it's seems like a foregone conclusion to people that now we're there. Where people are rightfully upset, their visibly upset, they want something to change. They're not really sure what it should be and that's kind of where we find out. Think that's the real for me. I've I've kind of kept my mouth. Shut during your little rant. There the for me as far as the not knowing what to do is. To the government people out there, this is what it looks like when you ignore people's reasonable protests for years and decades, this is what it looks like something set on fire well as a result. That's why I mean the reason is is because if government people would have come out and said that the shooting of and I I can't even list off the names I don't have them sitting here in front of me, but the the kid in Cleveland who had a fake gun you. You know the the the gun owner in Minneapolis who was shot and you know these sorts of things can shot in his sleep to death, a variety of people whether it's a good complaints. There's plenty of people out there. That have been held up as virtuous saints who aren't and I would even say that this floyd fellow, particularly great guy or anything, but he didn't deserve to die I. Don't know why he wasn't a great guy I mean. He had a counterfeit twenty allegedly and. System and did time in prison. I mean. What else do you want from this guy? You did time in prison exit do. I don't think that you should die because you've done time in prison. I'm just saying. If these are the things that like. If the only thing about me was I did time in prison that that would be the the interesting motivating fact. But at this point, I haven't seen the array of wonderful things. This guy has done i. mean people seem to like him but I wonder if they just like him because. You're supposed to like him right now. We'll have you taken the time to research who he was, and what his life was about i. just gave three facts that you didn't know facts, but you didn't. Did you take the time read about him? What if people been saying about their experiences with him? People seem to say Nice things about him. Maybe he was somebody who is addicted to and who did nice things. Maybe he was. I don't know I'm not saying it's bad guy. Not GonNa jumped anything I'm just not going to hold him up the state. I don't think anyone here is i. did use the term Saint. I. Don't think anyone here is holding him up as a Saint I. Don't know enough about him to make any decisions. All I know is he was choked to death and he doesn't deserve to die. No, he didn't deserve to be choked either. Choked he was who suffocated, but choked is the right term I mean? He was hit a knee on his neck. But what term would that suffocating? I don't know it's an illegal pull of illegal police move. It's not suffocating I, said it was suffocating, but choking and. Choking, though I don't think usually shocking involves your neck area, being restricted from air passage and it, it seems something like something intentional usually done with the hands or implement. You're saying this wasn't intentional that this man was. On Aarp Air I, don't I don't think we have enough evidence to say that. It was intentional that he killed him. I do think it's interesting though that the. To say you're choking me. I can't breathe before it becomes intentional. I think that that's an excellent point. However I imagine people who use this technique here at all the time. Because that's technique they shouldn't use. been. Doing it, it's been outlawed. What do you want here, guys? I don't know why you're saying the things you're saying so I was just asking you questions about it. Okay well, what are you asking me? Why are you saying things that you're saying? Because I. Don't think that George Floyd is a really great guy I mean they didn't just get Gandhi here. You know okay. Well. He didn't murder anybody I didn't claim? He do okay so it now is based on who killed you as to how what kind of person you are? No Okay I, said I don't know what kind of person he is. I haven't taken the time to research it to me. It doesn't matter. He was not treated as any human being should have been treated in that circumstance the aggravated burglary that he had the you know that he was involved in. Says to me that he needs to was this. Two Thousand and six so fifteen years ago. Almost yeah, it's been a while. Okay you gotTA. Work your way out of that. Fitna isn't the way to do it. Okay! Well I mean he hasn't committed. He hadn't committed any art, but burglaries evidently since two thousand six to be to be lauded. For Sure I. Mean you've alcohol? Since you got out of jail? Right I. Don't want judge the guy because he was on a drug that I personally don't approve just passing a counterfeit twenty an ex con passing counterfeit twenty well with all in their system doesn't speak to me as like the angels singing. Easy, to end up with a counterfeit, twenty and undertake have been the case. Yeah, but do you understand you have more than one? I don't know okay. Well that would revealing right like if if they had.

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"I'm Dana Schwartz and I'm the host of noble blood a new history podcast from iheartradio in Aaron Minke that focuses on the stories of some of history's most fascinating royals the murdered the murderers and everyone in between the world is is full of ill fated love affairs bad decisions and family drama but when you're wearing the crown mistakes tend to mean blood listening subscribe at Apple podcasts or on the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen to podcasts so from the Berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in M._l._b.. America this is inside the Parker you give us twenty two minutes. We'll give you the scoop on Major League Baseball. Now here's baseball baseball hall of Fame Voter Number Three Rob Parker welcome into inside the Parka podcast. I'm your host Rob Parker coming up on his show. We'll talk with former major leaguer Jerry Hairston hairston junior he dropped by and talks about the game and the future of the game can't wait also we'll hear from Major League Baseball Hall of Famers who were inducted into the baseball hall of fame fame in Cooperstown that plus much more welcome into the show. Let's go back to lead off. It's getting robbed and keep them up. ROB's hot. Take the three biggest stories in major league baseball number. One Astros Rookie Sensation Yordan Alvarez has been incredible. I mean this guy's rookie. Season has been one footy ages coming into a Tuesday Alvarez had thirty five rb is in his first thirty games. Guess who record he broke by doing that. Our Pool Halls who had thirty four runs in his first thirty games seems unbelievable people talking about this guy as the future star of baseball and what he's been able to do and he does mirror a lot like our pool halls in that pools also debuted debuted at twenty one years old like Alvarez and <hes> is an outfielder pool halls in two thousand one. He was the National League rookie of the year and he kept an unbelievable rookie season hitting three twenty nine he had thirty seven home runs in one hundred and thirty R._B._I.'s and he scored one hundred twelve runs and Alvarez is on pace. Are you ready for this to hit three fifteen thirty thirty. Four home runs hundred R._B._I.'s and looks like he should or will win the A._l.. Rookie of the League rookie of the year I should say if that were to keep up and some people going as far to say he should being a running for the M._v._p.. Of the American league with the season that he has put together so far so here it is the Houston Astros who put together a lot of young players they developed a won a world series and and yes they have another star too hands. Alvarez has been incredible. If you haven't paid attention you need to focus on left field you need to focus at the plate and watch Alvarez hit and play baseball for the Houston Astros number two on Sunday Mariano Rivera the Yankees Star starred closer was inducted to the baseball hall of fame. The the first unanimously elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America and people didn't think it would be possible because there's always a guy holds out a vote or doesn't vote for somebody and since it hadn't happened before and so many other great players layers of going into the hall people thought that it wouldn't happen in this case but Mario becomes the first player to ever go in with one hundred percent of the vote and he deserves it. I'm here to tell you that in pro sports nobody nobody nobody ever had a more perfect career than Mario Rivera and I'm not saying it was perfection. Yes he lost Game Jesse blue say's and big moments just there were things like when you take a look at his overall scope and overall career. He was never bad a major league record six hundred fifty two saves. He also helped the Yankees win five world series. I doubt that the Yankees would have won all five of those without Mariana. That's how big was and when you really take a look at what he was able to do with that cut fastball that caught her that everybody knew was coming yet. They couldn't hit in. Here's why said think he had an almost perfect career and probably one of the best careers ever in the history of pro sports not just baseball his career two point two one e._R._A.. And is one point zero zero zero whip the lowest in the live ball era amongst qualified pitchers. You heard me. Nobody in the history of baseball has a lower your Rayo lower whip. Will he also in the postseason has the record for the lowest e._R._A.. In the postseason with a zero point seven zero e._R._A.. Just phenomenal it's incredible to come into those kind of pressure situations and be able to produce the way that he did Mariano Rivera the first ever unanimous in the Baseball Hall of fame and you know what he deserves it number three the commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred was in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the big press conference that announced that the Los Angeles dodgers will have a one hundred million dollar renovation to dodger stadium which is the National League second oldest ballpark behind Wrigley Field and also that the twenty twenty <hes> renovations will proceed the All Star game which will be held at Dodger Roger Stadium for the first time since nineteen eighty. Is that incredible so the dodgers will have the mid summer classic at a Ballpark that in all reality is great the way it's already set up. It's great that they're adding money to it though never rebuild it people love dodger stadium they flocked Dodger Stadium but here we go dodger. Stadium will be spruced up and all the country will be able to enjoy eight for the baseball all star game next July in Los Angeles way way overdue condo like the dodgers winning another world series since it hasn't happened since nineteen eighty-eight but here we are the Dodgers All Star Game Twenty twenty in Los Angeles. It sounds great can't wait number. Four Sunday was a special time at Cooperstown New York at the Baseball Hall of fame. I've been a number of times. If you have not gone to the hall of fame. You must make that pill pilgrimage. If you haven't been to the Baseball Hall of fame you must make that pilgrimage it is an unbelievable museum about the national pastime. It's a must see and this year we did hear some amazing speeches and we heard from Amazing Hall of famers and we want to share that with you including New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera I don't I understand that why I always have to be less kids saying that for the last twenty years and seventeen years of my career I always say why have to be the last one but I guess being the last one was a special the privilege to be part of one session. I did it with dignity owner and pry. I tried to carry the prince writes the best that I could. I think I did a right with that and the widow of Roy halladay brandy be Halliday where would want everyone to know that people are not perfect. We are all imperfect and flawed in one way or another we all struggle but with hard work humility and dedication imperfect people can still have perfect moments right was blessed in his life and in his career to have some perfect moments but I believe that they were only possible because of the man he strikes to be the teammate that he was and the people he was so blessed to be on the field with. I'm so humbled to say congratulations to this year's hall of fame inductees to say they think it's all of you and raised. Would the discover it miles card. You can go further than you've ever gone before like son in your facebook in your hand. Kids is planning to Sam further because discovered miles card offers unlimited one point five miles on every purchase and they'll automatically match all the malls. You've earned at the end of the year so you're thirty five thousand miles could become seventy thousand. It's just that easy. Get out there with you. Discover it miles card today. Limitations apply discover match for new card members only learn more at discover dot com slash travel here comes the big interview listen handler which so cool less welcome in Jerry Hairston junior former major league baseball player infielder and outfielder who played sixteen seasons in the major leagues and won a World Championship with the New York Yankees in two thousand nine Jerry what's happening and welcome to the podcast always living in better than that no no doubt about it with this beautiful weather and Great Baseball Joey. Tell me at what point in your Major League career did you think you would <hes> get into broadcast and as you know your pre and post game host for spectrum sports in L._A.. Did you know you always wanted to get into television or you know what I think at a young age I always you wanted to be around the game baseball whether to be a manager after I was done playing <hes> or getting a broadcast I remember when I was eight or nine years old. I was riding a bus <hes> to the park with my father. You know we're on the road. I believe it in Milwaukee Milwaukee brewers for the American League and a member on the bus a guy named Don Drysdale who was doing the White Sox TV at the time. I got a chance to sit next to him so he starts talking I. Brag nine ten years old and he we started talking and only knew him as a broadcaster at this point. I had no idea who don drysdale the legendary pitcher was so we started talking. I go. Hey I really love this. You learn a lot about baseball and goes <hes> oh that's great well. How did you learn about the basin as well? I I was a player. I used to play. I go you play kid. You think you think broadcasters broadcasters interest rate. You don't know that their actual <hes> <hes> players so I go back to my dad I go back and tell my dad you know had a conversation dodger based off the broadcast of his Basil Very my dad said well okay yeah he was. He's a legend did the research on down dry so I didn't realize he was being down drives so so I said that I wanna do I wanna be a baseball player and then I'm done. I don't WanNa be broadcast just just like with Don Drysdale so that was really my introduction of being a baseball player that when I'm done broadcast I really early Dan dry so the one who kinda inspired me to do that. That's amazing. What a great story also you did manage Komo mentioned managing and your name came up in the off season about possibly managing and you know the way baseball is going a lot of teams are looking for younger guys younger guys who embrace analytics and a lot of guys will come in off television division has analysts and would you be interested in managing and where you close to getting a Gig there has been some clubs that have kind of reached out and ever since I got <hes> done playing thirteen? There's been clubs that have reached out for me to be a big league coach. Whether it's a third base coach actually a first base coach a kind of grew grew grew me and it becoming a manager and then obviously now that I'm doing the TV Gig <hes> like you mentioned more clouds are inclined to hire a younger type of <hes> <hes> coach manager because they understanding kind of maybe take on the analytics which in my opinion is still the same. This is a statistics they just renamed it and I've always been a person <hes> of wanting information and I think that gathering that information and give it to the players and let the players decide hey. I'm GONNA use this. I'M GONNA use this to better my game. I think sometimes now we're starting to get into the into the realm of getting getting too much information and it's sometimes paralyzing performance of certain players so <hes> Alex Cora or does an incredible job Dave Roberts which four or five years ago they would have been in my coaching staff. You know we're all good friend right but Aaron Boone and Boonmee never really good friends. We actually coached our sons in Scottsdale Arizona <hes> four or five three or four years ago <hes> the coaching staff had with Aaron Boone myself cody loss cow Loesch <hes> and Josh Barfield. Who was the manager that teams how you know I? It's definitely a thing thing that I have considered that. The most important thing for me is being able to raise my kids have a thirteen year old son Jackson who is an excellent basketball player really good baseball player <hes> he wants to start getting into into you really taking baseball seriously I'm around him and have two daughters one's volleyball player the soccer player so i WanNa be around them and I think doing the T._v.. That I do work around one hundred twenty days a year year round and being around under be able to raise them <hes>. It's been very special so <hes> I love what I'm doing awesome. How about this okay so you played in Baltimore with the cubs and Chicago Rangers and Texas Cincinnati New York within Yankee San Diego Washington Milwaukee and of course Los Angeles with the dodgers? which was your favorite town? I I WANNA lean towards New York. Could you WanNa Championship in two thousand nine but baseball towns out of all the ones you played. Okay tell me which one was your favorite I get I get asked this a lot. I love every place I played because I got a chance to learn different nuances about not only the city different different types of people but I gotTA cancel Murphy. Were they good baseball. Then okay <hes> in Chicago Dusty Baker incredibly prepared manager him book show onto the most pair of managers other played for Baker would have lineups ready <hes> weeks in advance making sure he he gives the rest to a star players make sure that he gets his best players involved and make sure it's a proper balance. Season showalter was outstanding outstanding as far as making sure the bullpen was managed. Well you know I gotta check me around. Donny Baseball love the way he communicated also to his players. You know bud black one of the most underrated managers <hes> that doesn't really get talked about incredible communicator <hes> gives confidence to whether Europe position player or Pitcher Joe Girardi great exit. Those guys have a grey or detect a guy. Yeah I know I'm leaving a few guys off. I got a chance to see a different type of managers go about their business and I think I've taken a little bit from them kind of use that and my t._v. and the T._v. room you know what I'm saying. As far I being able to kind of dissect certain certain games certain situation last thing. Obviously you covered the dodgers. You're you're watching his team. Incredible offense great starting pitching bullpens a question mark and the trade the deadline is coming up <hes> very quickly. We got about a minute. Tell me what should they do. Do they really need to add a some bullpen help because the dodger trying to get to the world series for the third year in a row and Joe we noted and win the first two years and years. You know you windows start to close after a while. How imperative is it for them to secure some bullpen help? Andrew Freedman has been aggressive each and every deadline. He's Been Afar dodgers organization. I expect him to be more aggressive. This off season ain't about just getting the world series. You know we've talked about it. All the time. There's no participation trophies either you get the parade and the World Series Ring or you don't and the dodger players understanding. That's why these had such a successful season season so far they've taking nothing for granted. They worked extremely hard from cody bellinger to Max muncie Justin Turner Clayton kershaw computer. These guys are understand. You know what about getting just getting the world series again. We have to complete the deal. Nobody remembers tunes that finished second place. They remember World Series Champions and I believe they're going to be aggressive. If a deadline they're going to go out and get an arm or two in that bullpen. Maybe get a position player second play the middle initial high contact guy and it really shows what find this team joey man thank you for the knowledge where appreciated his name is Jerry Hairston junior former big leaguer and outstanding T._v. broadcaster astor for Spectrum Sports L.. I appreciate Jerry. That was a big week. In the big leagues foul or is it fair and now here's shadow league dot com and it'll be insider J._R.. Gamble J._R.. This past Sunday Harrow Baynes and Lee Smith it were inducted into the baseball hall of fame. They failed to get into the writers wrote for more than fifteen years on the ballot but they got into the Veterans Committee. Is it foul or fair to say that they came into the hall the side door it sal that is a foul not sure that all of the guys who made it through the Veterans Committee the last year with deserving families debatable so it was more than my opinion but lease minnaso- mission was a tragedy to begin with he retired as the all time and it'll be say leader and say they put guys like Trevor Hoffman in the whole thing before one of the most intimidating relievers ever play he was also a mentor to so many players and had impeccable apple character at least that's what African American players like Eric Davis. Tom Flash Gordon and Margaret Freeman. Tell me his legacy standard way beyond the numbers. If you ask the players the Baseball Writers Association of America is imperfect and sometimes players get lost in the sauce for some reason I never had any doubt in my mind. This was a hall of Famer and it's good that the Veterans Committee could finally right an injustice the B._B.. W A._A. is still blackballing deserving guys like a rock and bond those good to have another selection committee. Well my see things a bit different and not be as critical and weird when it comes to certain players the U._S.. Government has systems of checks and balances and baseball needs it to some fresh eyes to look at the whole thing worthiness from a different perspective. Hopefully these guys will get Dick Allen and Fred mcgriff said just do eventually as well. Thank God for the Veterans Committee. I hope it's here to stay. I Everybody Buddy Colin Coward here host of the ever-growing heard podcast. I'm in the honesty business. You know that I don't feel I tell you what you WanNa hear but what you need we talk every day about the sports stories. You have opinions on third podcast network. Now is a one stop shop for all sports. Fans listened to the her that H. E. R. D. With Colin Coward on Apple podcasts or on the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen to podcasts fasten your seatbelt here comes Parker's top-three m._l._b.. Teams this week number three the Houston Astros coming into Tuesday they were sixty four thirty seven and the Astros or getting healthy and getting some momentum going remember that a long stretch of a lot of injuries especially to their pitching staff and this past week the Astros did some damage pitching wise given up only eight runs in four straight wins against divisional opponents. That's the kind of stuff that you put together when you look at a team and say yes. They are going to be a problem when everybody is healthy. And <hes> on their pitching staff and the other thing is the lineup is really really good to have phil would mazur's so the Astros are the third best team in baseball number two number number two the Los Angeles dodgers coming into Tuesday sixty seven and thirty five they continue to roll everything they have hitting. They have pitching what what don't they have. I mean look at the dodgers and just say they have everything you would want to have and no wonder they looked destined to be heading for their third straight world series. There's just one thing that is the Bugaboo we talk doc about over and over and over. It's still bullpen. Will they get help. We'll lay fix it. They need it. I can see this dodger team having this great regular season doing everything and then getting thing into an important spot in the postseason and not being able to seal the deal with the right arms coming out of the bullpen but right now this week they are the second best team in baseball number one number one. I've been saying it all year long. I know there've been other weeks when other teams have jumped into the top spot but the best team in baseball remains the New York freaking Yankees coming into Tuesday it was sixty four and thirty four they continue to beat up on the competition they continue to hit home runs. They continue to get good pitching. They just need one piece which is to add a starting pitcher and the Yankees if they can get that one starter and a guy who can solidify that rotation they have an unbelievable bullpen then they have a fearsome lineup they have sluggers up and down the lineup. They've done all of this and put together this record of thirty games over five hundred and have just one home homerun from Stanton all year nobody would believe is possible and the same thing judgement so much time has less than ten home runs and yet the Yankees you heard me are the best team in baseball. It's time for trash. Talk twitter with your chance to trash anyone or anything in major league baseball this week's winner is Lieutenant Archie Hi Khan and he writes this. I'm trashing the Oakland. A.'s can't stand them within nappy white uniforms. They're nappy white cleats wearing butts. They always gotta be so damn clean and white ever since the GEOM- Dombi moulder Hudson days and their pork is so ugly man. I hate the A so much go angels. If you want a chance to win a new era snapback. Send your trash to Agra Parker F s one on twitter. When Rob was the newspaper columnist he lived by this motto? If I'm writing I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer for a broadcaster older new. Let's welcome into the podcast John Hayman from entercom radio and M._l._B. Network and a friend of mine a former CO worker John Hayman welcome to the podcast great to the era. Thanks what no no sweat <hes> John. Let's start right away. The trade deadline has changed a major league baseball July thirty first. Is it drop dead cut. You can't add any other players know waiver wire. How much is that going to change? <hes> the trade deadline and how much action do you expect to see well. It should mean more trades on July thirty first. Obviously there'd be no trades now in August so <hes> everybody's going to have to make their decisions. It's going to be interesting and difficult for these teams teams. I think because right now we got about doesn't teams that are in the middle deciding what they WANNA do around five hundred or so <hes> a little different than naturally than the American League American League wild cards a little tougher. You GotTa win a bunch of games to win that wild card and get one of those who spots I think n._F._l.. Looks like you can probably win eighty three eighty four eighty five games. Maybe it will slide into that second wildcard so some tough calls coming up but they all gotta make them by July thirty first John. I see two teams that look like they're headed. Maybe possibly to meet in the world series the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles dodgers. He's pretty obvious to Yankees need a starter and the dodgers need a reliever or to help me with ball to the Yankees. Get a starter during the deadline John. I think they will there. It looks like there might not be a lot of starters available. I some that we thought were going to be available. May Not be now so it's going to be interesting and not easy but the Yankees have the prospects and they certainly have the money to do it so <hes> I think think they're gonNA do it. And how about the dodgers you know they're trying to get to the world series for third time in a row John you know their stack they got hitter's up and down up and down. They have a great starting pitching but the bullpen. Pinhas Issue Joe Kelley has been bad for them. <hes> Jesse Janson hasn't been the same do they get it. Do they get somebody they definitely will. They're going to be relievers. Available already are available and they'll definitely often get somebody for the back end. I don't think there's any question about that. I'm sure Janssen's remainder closer but <hes> there are a lot of guys out there <hes> whether it be green or giles I I don't know about the San Francisco guys. That's an interesting situation. They have a lot of relievers. I think they'd be willing to trade with L. A. if they trade but at this point they're right in the middle of the race and they're the hottest team in baseball so I think that's the most interesting situation. Are the giants going to be seller still as of today I would say not but we still have week to go. You smell that that's the New York Metropolitans the mets and help me out John. Are they going to be sellers. I mean they put together. They made a lot of moves in the off season new general manager trying to shake it up and it just really hasn't totally worked for them. Are they going to sell or the army buying. They're going to sell their committed sellers at this point. I don't think there's any question about that. <hes> that's what I have heard <hes> they are going to sell and <hes> you know I mean <music> and Noah syndergaard's name's GonNa be out there but I'll be surprised if he is traded. They still have two more years with him. <hes> they could get a lot for him but <hes> they really don't seem like they're anxious to give him up so I think I'll be surprised if he's traded they would like to trade wheeler whose contract is up after the year and <hes> you know I think that's GonNa be a tough one because he's been out for ten days or so with his shoulder situation <hes> they hope he pitches her schedule The pit Friday and <hes> If if if he does maybe somebody will trade for him but I think that shoulder thing is looming so <hes> not going to be so easy they may just have to give him a qualifying offer at the end of the year and take their draft choice or whatever happens there. Maybe take the qualifying offer probably not so the public drift towards that of that Vargas is the guy is going to be traded back in starter. He's done well the last couple of months but I I don't know that he makes a playoff rotation for anybody so they're not going to be able to get that much from so it's it's disappointing season even and it's GonNa be a disappointing sale for the mets as well lasting quick. We got thirty seconds the Red Sox. They're a look to be out of it or are they going to give up some of their players because or are they going to keep assigned to the end of the defending champs defending champ they gotta payroll well over two hundred million. I think they're in it to win it. <hes> despite the fact they have not played that well. I think the hangover got them and <hes> you know we'll see I still think they have a shot. If I had picked today in let's say Oakland and then the loser of Minnesota and Cleveland get in Boston does not but I think with the payroll well over two hundred that they go for it if they don't maybe they'd trade Portillo <hes> but I don't see them trading mookie betts or J._d.. Martinez China's or anybody like that. I'd be surprised his name is John Hayman. He is one of the best in the business breaking stories and John Always a pleasure my man thank you absolutely right great talking to you bringing the closer raccoon. Here's why M._l._B. is better than the N._F._l.. Or N._B._A. and it isn't even close baseball is better than the N._B._A.. And N._F._l.. For for this very reason baseball we talk about the actual games. The action on the field what's going on in the N._F._l.. is so many weeks where there's no football people make up stories about them about always fully list about the N._F._l.. Top Ten this top ten NAD. That's what they have to do to keep the game alive to keep people talking about it N._B._A.. The biggest season for the N._B._A.. Is the off season. Who's going where WHO's going to team up with each other? It's not the regular season. You're not talking about the action. You're not talking about the Games. Major League Baseball has action every night almost every night for six months a month of spring training. There's always something to talk about. You don't have to fabricate and make up stories to keep people interested the N._F._l.. Place for four four months the other eight months nothing but made up stories and injury news to keep people salivating about the sport baseball relies on game action. Let's talk about it. I Love Baseball for that reason. That's what keeps me interested in the words of New York TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking. Can you for your time this time until next time Rob Parker out he can't get this could be an insect parker next week same time same messy it television network decades of pioneering television broadcast once and never seen again. There was nothing else like this on early television generation of American musicians.

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Inside the Parker - Mookie Betts Blockbuster; Hands Off Playoffs; No HOF for Pete Rose; Guests: Rod Allen, Jerry Hairston, Jr.

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And then we'll be back in full swing with our weekly inside the Parker podcast. I'm your host Rob Parker coming up on the program. We're going to talk with Rod Allen a former major leaguer and of course analysts or my radio. Show the odd couple on Fox doc sports radio and Jerry Hairston junior another former major league play a world champion and a dodger analyst for spectrum sports awards net. La that much more coming up on a podcast but first let's get you to getting robbed leadoff. It's it's getting rough and keep them rob's hot. Take the three biggest stories in major league baseball number one. mookie Betts and and David price coming to the Los Angeles dodgers and. I don't know if anybody thinks this is a great trade it absolutely he is for the dodgers they get big time right handed. Hitter a guy at the top of their lineup. One of the top five probably baseball players in the game today in Mookie Betts. He will make that already dangerous and potent lineup even better. There's a a big press conference at Dodger Stadium later on today To introduce these guys and David Price David price they got on for fifty cents on the dollar. The Red Sox will be paying half of his contract. But you take it a healthy David price maybe can help you maybe as third starter with the pressure off this will work out and he can have a bounceback season so these two guys are going to help. The dodgers I've been critical of the dodgers for always playing like Playing like they're the Tampa Bay rays and they're cheap but they don't want to spend money but I don't believe that you would go out and make a trade and for godlike mookie Betts who could be a free agent after the season and has already asked the red sox previously for four hundred million dollars all is he wants a big pay day he wants a long term contract and with the dodgers. Making this move. It feels like they're finally going to go. I wanted them to to get Bryce Harper. I wanted to sign Manny Machado. I wanted them to go out and do a big. The dodgers deserve better. This is a franchise that hasn't won a world world series since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and I think they're really serious about it. They understand the window won't be open forever. They do have a lot of good young players. But you gotTa Augie guys who are more potential and can produce the big moments and McKee Bets has already done that we know that he's been an MVP and he's won a world series with the red sox so this is all good the loss Angeles dodgers are serious about winning. And that's good news for long-suffering thank suffering dodger. Fans number two then has been shock. Waves all over Major League baseball about the story. That Joel Sherman from the New York Post broke that major league. Baseball is entertaining. The idea of changing some of the postseason Adding two teams from each league into into the playoff mix so instead of having ten teams it would be fourteen teams are also the teams with the number one seeds. Leads would have buys and also the other team to be able to pick who their opponents would be so. These are some of the changes that are being tossed around nothing official for Major League Baseball. Some players have push-back Trevor. Bauer not happy calling out. Commissioner Rob Manfred. What about the potential of these changes that would take place in twenty twenty two if they did and all I'm GonNa do is like pump the brakes you? No I'm a traditionalist you love baseball. I wasn't even in for the wild card that has turned out to be five so I'm willing to bend and look at different different things as major league. Baseball is trying to get more people involved included Some young people I get it. I'm not saying the game should never change. I'm I'm just of all the things that people talk about in baseball. These days. The one thing I never heard complaints about was the postseason. The postseason postseason is baseball's glorious time last year was amazing when the Washington nationals won the world series agrees and we add some gray playoff series and normally to play also not the issue. It's about length of games. It's about the style of play. A home runs and strike outs. Only it's stuff like that that you hear more fans complain about the Nepal season. So I'm just very leery of changing things and here's my biggest takeaway and my biggest fear when you talk about adding more teams to playoff mix. I don't war Major League baseball the turn into the NBA or the National Hockey League. Where more than half the T. half the League makes the play offs in the NBA? Thirty teams and sixteen teams. Make the playoffs. It negates the regular season. It makes people pull not WANNA pay attention and they say well. I'll wait for the play offs because most of the good team do not GonNa make the playoffs. It's not about the making it and to me. You WanNa make the regular season be worth more and make people have to fight. I love the way it is. I love that only ten baseball teams out of thirty. Make It. That means two thirds will not make the playoffs. That's the way it should be doesn't mean that they're not in the wildcard but this is the slippery slope that I just I do not like major league. Baseball postseason is one of the best in all of pro sports. Don't mess it up. Don't fix something and that's not broke. Look at some of the other things in baseball. That could be handled. Please leave my postseason alone number. Three Pete Pete Rose please sit down be quiet what are you talking about. Oh I just cannot get over this whole idea that p roles is trying to seize an opportunity to get sympathy about his plight and what he did with gambling baseball and of course wants to put it up against other people and there are sins against baseball that what he did was not nearly as bad as people who used. PD's or as bad as what the Astros did with signs dealing. Can I tell you something Pete. It's all bad and EH lesbian. This had you been on when it first happened. You would be in the hall of fame by now but you took the bad road you you decided to live for fourteen years about your involvement in it and then when baseball softened you remember when invited you to the All Star game in Cincinnati and allowed allowed you to participate even know you were banned player. Do you remember that they were softening. And what did you do Rome. Ruin that moment by coming now with a book and after fourteen years of lying and telling people you bet on baseball you did it in the book so that you can make money. That's why you're still and and that's why you're not on the ballot and the other thing too is your argument and the people who are making in our case for you. They got one big problem problem. The guys you're talking about bonds and Clement's they're not in the hall of fame and The Astros Stroz and Al to rape. We don't know how that's going to affect them. You know what I mean when their time comes so you use it as if they've let those guys in and you're still allow no they're not in and then that's the point so people can have sympathy for you understand you were a great baseball ballplayer. Anybody who's ever been a major league Clubhouse knows that the biggest son in the room tells you about the dangers dangerous and the penalties of gambling on the game messing with the integrity of the game. Stop making excuses for Pete rose what he did was potentially damaged the game with the integrity question. That's why you can't put forward or act like it's not a big deal. It is a big deal and unfortunately p because of it. You're not in the hall of fame and I don't think you'll ever get in. Here comes the big interview. Listen and learn so cool all right. Let's walk them into the podcast Rod Allen of course former former major league player and a baseball analyst on my radio show the odd couple on Fox sports radio. What's happening Rod Robert Man so much to do spring trainings around the corner pitchers and catchers ready to head to Florida and Arizona? But let's talk about this story that came mouth that a potentially major league baseball is thinking of making some changes to the postseason adding a few teams in each League so oh you would have fourteen teams making the playoffs instead of ten. Oh by for the first team with the best record in each league and then teams get to pick pick their opponents. What do you make of all this and do you like all this stuff with change in the postseason? I really haven't had a chance to die. Chat Digest it one hundred hundred percent but you know there are a lot of it That I do like I mean I like the fact that you'll have a couple of more postseason teams. I kind of like the fact that you know a lot of those games that you play play during the day where really no one's watching. Those deans will be elimination game. So there'll be a lot more interests than ours television's concerned. I think it's not for us. Rob Anyway we watch baseball no matter what no matter where no matter what planet but I think it's all about this next generation just trying to keep these kids involved in trying to get them involved and trying on to give them a reason to watch but you know I kinda like it. I kind of like a lot of aspects to it. I haven't been able to digest two totally but there's a lot of it. I do like the only thing. Rotten in W- I'll pushback here is I don't want major league baseball the be like the NBA Nhl where more than half the League makes the play offs because that's why the NBA has a problem with its regular season. Where people just Kinda go whole home? I'll wait till the playoffs because most teams are going to make the playoffs is. Is that a concern that that that too many teams are making it in. Well it'll be forty seven percent of the teams that do get in so that'll be quite a few teams fourteen. The of the thirty. So Oh doesn't concern me because I think back to when they implemented a you know interleague play and then when they implemented the second wildcard and the first wildcard you know I. I had apprehension at that time too but it's a two home run for so many cities in so many different fan basis to have your team still in the hunt and July and August and September. And you're playing some meaningful games. It's good for baseball. There's no doubt is good for fans so for me. I think it's good. I I in so many ways. I think they'll probably gonNA tinker some things as they get closer closer to twenty twenty two but I think the general idea has got a lot of people talking about it. There's no doubt about that about what's bad for baseball. Has Been this cheating scandal with the Astros. The commissioner came down hard. Some people wanted them to take their championship away from twenty seventeen gene. And you know the the science. What did you make this Rod? Everybody wants a little bit of an advantage of you can peep and see the catcher. And he's not covering up a signals knows. I think that's a part of the game. But when you bring technology in and and BA and banging garbage cans and all the other stuff that went on where are you on on that and what ha what the Astros did well. That's bad for the game. There's no debate about that. I mean one hundred percent wrong for the game and I think most of those players when they do have of an opportunity to speak about it they will tell us that just as Aj hinch told us that the other day You know me myself as broadcaster for twenty one years I'd always be looking at the coaches down in the dugout. We had him on the Monitor. I'll be looking at the signs of the catcher. I'd be trying to figure that out myself from the broadcast booth standpoint so I can only imagine what the players who are trying trying to figure out especially real time getting an opportunity to get there and tell them exactly what pitches were coming. I commissioned did the best that he could. I think I think Boston. That decision's he's GonNa Come Down Rob Roberts not good for baseball. There's no doubt about that. I don't think we're done with it. I don't think we're done hearing about it but I do believe that Jim Crane hired the best man he could apply for that job in Houston and dusty Baker. One that good you know. Get those kids. To tell the truth you know get everybody to Kinda you know. Ask The questions and do whatever they want to do. Because he wasn't make sure they're accountable so I think it's going to be good in the end out of this speaking of the Red Sox the they haven't they haven't gotten their penalty two year and that's coming down but Alex Cora who was fired. A Red sox manager who was involved in Houston and apparently apparently in Boston. And we're still waiting for details but right if it is found out that he did it in Houston and took it along with them to Boston. can Alex Cora work back in baseball. Or would he be finished because he was linked twice. You know people make mistakes I guess. But if he's linked twice this is that hard for somebody to look at him and and and entrust him with a baseball team again. I think he's so well respected. I think you'll have a place in the game somewhere. I don't. There'll be a major league manager but he is well respected in Puerto Rico. He is well respected and in the Latin community. I I don't know if it would be an infield instructor a maybe hitting coach. Maybe not a manager but I do think that He could possibly end up in this game again but you know it just opens up another whole can of worms because some of those players are no on a championship team. I mean they're going to be asking questions about those players and their numbers and their stats. So you know I just think that you know we just need to get it all behind us and I do believe most of those gentlemen that were guilty of whatever happened whatever they did I think if they come forward and say exactly what it is I think. Baseball is a forgiving sport. I think it will forgive them and allow them to do something in the game I think. Aj hinch will manage again as a matter of fact. Our guest is Rod Allen here on the inside the park a podcast of course the former major league and analysts for my radio. Show the couple on Fox sports radio ROD. What about bets heading west to Los Angeles along with David Price? You like that deal. Oh I love the deal I mean how could you not I mean now you have two of the top five players in all of baseball from the offensive standpoint Playing in southern California in Hollywood. That would be bellinger and Betsy got trout. Plan down the streets. You Got Air Nado down the street. I think what it's GonNa do for baseball. It's GONNA allow a lot of those folks on the East Coast. Stay up and watch the West Coast baseball for a change because they're gonna Wanna see those players because that's just how dynamic they are. The dodgers. Were already a good team now. They're really good teams Not to guarantee not they're GonNa win the World Championship. Abets Fun player to watch. There's no doubt about that all star Gold Glove and he's GonNa make that lineup that much better so and David price if they use news him correctly and don't overuse him you solid. He could do in the postseason if they keep him fresh. He might show up like that in the postseason for the dodgers and they desperately need a world championship. The one question I asked. Do they still have enough to get lindores. It really wanted him. Yeah that's a good question. I'm not so sure but I think the dodgers if they really really wanted somebody can do it loud now. I mean that was a tall off season. Imagine him as well. All right. Lasting testing world series favorite. Is it the Yankees with the addition of Gerrit Cole at the top of their rotation. And you know what lineup they have and what they were able to do and they knock everybody down in the rotation or is it the dodgers with their offense and Mukhi Bets and David Price. Who Do you like if it came came down to a world series between these two teams while it was not prepared to answer that question today but since you ask the question? I'm going to go Yankee. I mean Severino Coming Back and Gary Cole and that bullpen. That's just unbelievable. That offense transcripts is stellar at Stanton comes back and does what he does with those babies up the middle I you know I like New York I do and so it's took me out. I do I do. I like New York. I'm with you on that Rod. I appreciate you. We'll be talking to you throughout the upcoming baseball season camp. Wait thanks. Thanks so much for joining the podcast. Are My pleasure. Have a great day. Hey guys it's bobby bones host the bobby bones show and I'm pretty much always sleep because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple hours later I get all my friends together. We get into a room and we do a radio show share our allies. We tell our stories we try to find as much good in the world if he possibly can and we looked through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country. Artists are always stop them by the hang out and share their lives and music to wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety eight point seven W M Z Q in Washington DC or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio APP. What Rob Bob was a newspaper columnist? He lived by this motto. If I'm writing I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer. Broadcaster older new art all right. Let's welcome to the PODCAST. Jerry hairston junior of course former major league player world champion with the Yankees And of course the dodgers address analysts for Spectral Sports Net L. A. Jerry. Welcome to the PODCAST. How you doing very well very well? Yes on in Wednesday afternoon four o'clock eastern time. The big press conference at Dodger Stadium. Yes mookie Betts and David price coming to Los Angeles. I know you got to like train and your thoughts. I'm extremely excited. You know the dodgers the last few years. I've put themselves in position to possibly win a world series. It hasn't happened but I really believe adding guy like Mookie Betts in my opinion five baseball ballplayer all in all the major leagues. Excellent top of the order hitter. You know I think this is. He's kind of like the generations. Ricky Henderson excellent speed is they're gonNA NOT GONNA steal a hundred thirty basis because nobody does that anymore really. Nobody did that with ricky played But he gives you speed at the top power A great outfielder in right field. And you put him in the lineup with next month cody bellinger Justin Turner And so on and so forth this is arguably the best lineup and all of baseball and then add to This dodge rotation healthy David Price. Who Brings in championship type pedigree and I really believe? He's GonNa be pitching with a chip on his shoulder. I'm having something to prove the season so I'm excited for the dodgers and the city of La. Jerry dodgers needed a good right handed bat. That lineup is loaded with lefties. This bets bets is going to help that isn't he. Absolutely you know anytime you get a chance to Have the best players in all of baseball. And you're on your lineup. She'd He'd be in your lineup. It's GONNA help but you're always looking for balance and you know like you mentioned. The dodgers were heavy left handed The last two years with Jock Petersen Jason Cory seager cody bellinger Max money. There's nothing wrong with having left handed power but you WANNA kinda offset that a little bit especially with the emergence of Gavin Luxa the new Start second base going to the dodgers have. He's a left handed batter. So you WanNa make sure you balanced when you're facing writings and left these Throughout the season the playoffs so why not not get arguably the best right handed hitting outfielder outside of my trout in base going. That's looking back and Jerry. You don't look at this as as has some sort of rental you don't make a trade for guy player like Mookie Betts and not be willing to sign this guy who can be a free agent. After next year you fully the expect. The dodgers to ante up and paid has got to be a dodger for a long time. Don't you absolutely I liken this to like an Anthony Davis you you know you. Trade for Anthony Davis get him in the fold let them see. La Let him be Laker and see how great it is to be living in La very similar with mookie Betts. You get him over here here. Let them play in this ballpark. Be a dodger Every day Get accustomed to you know the lifestyle. LA which. Really second to none. Being in the bright lights of Hollywood. I I think he's going to love it here and WanNa sign back and certainly. The dodgers have the resources to sign a guy like me or about so. Hopefully he's comfortable here which I think he will be. And we'll love to play here because everybody played here including myself has a loved. But I'm not putting on that dodger. Blue Guess on inside the park a podcast is of course Jerry Hairston junior former major league player and analyst for the dodgers in their TV broadcasts The other part is MOOKIE BETTS AND PRICE COM from Boston and they're under a cloud of suspicion. They're under investigation for what went down with their ex manager. Now Alex Cora and the dodgers chargers got a bronco event they lost in the world series in two thousand eighteen to the red sox. Where do you make of that? Where Mookie Betts and David Price could possibly be implemented uh implicated and talk about that they took part in what could wind up being yet? Another cheating scandal baseball. Well you know what I've heard it. You know before the the commissioner ruled on the Astros. We'd heard rumblings for a couple of weeks. What was coming down the road and we knew it was pretty pretty bad We know that the commission she's GonNa ruin the red SOx pretty pretty quickly. That's what we're hearing And we've also heard it's not nearly as bad as the Astros so I'm kind of banking on that anytime you play a team in the world series and the Super Bowl or the or the NBA finals. You WanNa make sure both sides are on the up and up. And I'm hoping that was the case with the with the Red Sox I'm hoping Alex Cora bidding implement everything that he has with Houston in Boston but that's yet to be seen But you know now that is the guys like Bats and David Price on the fold You gotta wait and see. I'm hoping they weren't a part of it. Obviously David price being a pitcher. Sure certainly wasn't that part of it because it was on the offensive side of the ball. And I'm hoping mookie wasn't in wasn't a part of that as well so that's got to be seen Bob Open for the good in about Jerry lasting the story. That broke that major league. Baseball's going to you look at the possibility of doing some changes with the play offs and I understand baseball trying to evolve and do some stuff and get some other people involved than younger viewers. I get all of that but I just wonder about tinkering with the playoffs and never hear anybody complain about the play offs. I love the way they are. I don't want Major League baseball to wind up like the NBA or the NHL. Where more than half the League makes the play offs and you make the regular season almost relevant were you on the idea of upping the number of teams to fourteen Given the number one seeds buys having them pick their opponents. There's is a lot of moving parts here where you it's honey. How you brought this up because we had talked about the MLB playoffs form? After I live in Scottsdale Arizona two and workout with a lot of athletes. Here in Scottsdale. Both whether it's football Former football players or basketball players and we talked about the baseball playoff format. How it's almost perfect? You have that one wildcard game and then you have the five game series and the NFL DS L. D. S.. And then you have now. Lcs in the world series. It's almost perfect format right. And how Great Major League Baseball is done of kind of not watering down the playoffs but having enough teams have a chance after world series. Now we're talking about expanding the way the NBA does where the NHL does it. I don't see this gaining any traction. You GotTa Remember Rob. MLB can go out there and have certain proposals but they have to run it through MLB Players Union. The players have to agree on this yes and just judging and hearing the players on social media and then talking to a couple of them right now personally they don't like this format and I don't think this would would get much traction so it's always good to revisit certain things but leaving the playoff format at it as is is nearly perfect. If you're not going to be perfect to understand but leaving that is as it is now because it's been exciting especially the last seven eight years no doubt about it. Art Jerry. Always a pleasure. Japan will be talking to you. Spring Training pitchers and catchers man. You can feel it in. The air. Can't wait I can't wait. I can't wait for a no season dodger baseball. I'm appreciate you. Thanks so much anytime it in the words of New York TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time Rob Parker out. He can't get. This could be an exact same bat time same station. uh-huh I guys. My Name Is Sammy J. 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Woke up to inside the Parker I'm your host Rob Parker Water show? We have today. Former major league manager Bobby Valentine drops by the podcast. Also we'll talk some baseball rule changes for the upcoming season with a baseball beat by Anthony, Finnick from the Detroit free press that plus foul, fair and much more. Let's go. To lead off. It's getting rough and keep them up rob's heartache. Three biggest stories in major league baseball. Number one wake. The kids call the neighbors July first. That's right. Players, reporting to makeshift spring training facilities all over Major League Baseball here we go. Basically three weeks and we can have a major league game. The twenty twenty season could get started. July twenty third. That is the scheduled opening day. who knows what to expect? It's going to be strange. It's going to be weird, but I'M GONNA. Tell you this. I am embracing it. Embraced the twenty twenty season. Except what we have. It's better than nothing. I'M NOT GONNA. Poo Poo it. I'M NOT GONNA. Call it illegitimate on any nonsense like that. We're in a pandemic. If, you want to read more. Go Read my column. On deadspin DOT COM, it's an open letter MLB America. Talking about this very thing. We just have to embrace what we have. And Will it be legitimate? Sixty Games to me? is legitimate of everybody's playing. The same amount given the circumstances. We have in the country right now with the pandemic. This is the best that can happen as no other way around. It I'd rather have this. Than eighteen months with no baseball so. It won't be long twenty two days and we'll hear play ball, and yes. Baseball America will be open for business without fans, but the national pastime. We'll be back number two a few days ago was the one hundredth anniversary of the Negro Leagues Yes. You remember prior to Jackie. Robinson being. Allowed to play in the major leagues in Nineteen Forty, seven black players Brown players were barred from playing a major league baseball. So of course they started their own league the Negro, leagues. And there were teams all over and fans showed up, and they had great uniforms and team names. Kansas City monarchs the. Black Yankees made the Newark bears to so many different teams and names. The Cleveland clowns up just crazy crazy names. But Let's celebrate and you should take a look. How many Negro League teams? Can you name and we know some of the great players who played there? Including? Satchel page Josh skips in. All kinds of great players who never got a chance in case of Josh Gibson never got a chance to play in the majors who was considered one of the greatest hitters who ever play baseball period, and that's a shame, but it is the one hundred that. And I think you should google. Look it up. Read on it. It's very fascinating. Try to figure out some of the teams in the players and. Celebrate Black Baseball. Yes, the Negro Leagues and it's one hundred anniversary number. Three three rockies in Desmond had some interesting harsh words about major. League baseball this week. Talking about? Baseball leaving behind minorities especially in the game when you talk about the financial ramifications of what baseball has turned into from kids playing on. San Lots and neighborhoods to now. This whole organized baseball and lead level and showcases and players have to pay a thousand dollars to be seen by scouts at these big tournament weekend, tournaments and whatnot and the response it. It obviously is that that is not good because you do separate, and you limit some players from having access to that stuff, so the only players who are being seen and drafted or the same people who can afford to go to these showcases baseball has done a lot to try to bring baseball back to the black and brown faces, especially the black kids in the inner city. They have the RBI program. Baseball in the inner city it's been around since nineteen, eighty nine, and just more than a million kids participated over the years, and that's a good thing, but there needs to be more we've seen. The numbers and Hispanic players explode to twenty seven percent, which is incredible baseball at a small uptake of African Americans from six point four to seven point three somewhere like that about a point up, which is good, not going the other way, so it's growing, but there needs to be more. And I think baseball recognizes. It understands it and I. Hope it does more. To make the game more inclusive more accessible to everybody. Here comes the big interview. Listened handler. Good. We've got former Major League baseball manager. Bobby Valentine the PODCAST and Bobby I want to start with this. I need you to clear up for me rumor. Has It back in nineteen ninety nine when you showed up to the Dugout, wearing sunglasses and a fake moustache. That wasn't a one time thing. That was a crazy crazy day Yeah, there's a catcher's balk called a Mike. Piazza by the Home Plate Umpire I had never seen, but I heard about catcher's bought, but never seen one called in a game, and now it's very close game that we felt we had a wet when at least I felt, I had a win because they had fifty five games to go forty and fifteen url I was going to quit. I made that a public statement I would go forty fifteen in the next. Fifty five gangs, and when I was asked. What if I didn't I, said I quit, and this is like the fourth game of that fifty five game stretch, and they call ridiculous call Mike Be us who who I start, argue as the fire and I run out to the fire to get in between them and say hey, guys. Let's I do this Mike. I can't lose you. It's extraditing hitting. Say in the game and I was walking away I turned around I, said Hey. Randy can throw me out for what I'm thinking. They said no, said well I'm thinking you're lousy empire love. Trivia and when I got. Up into the clubhouse, the guy said Hey, you gotta go back down dugout because. We had just change coaches and they were sure that the coaches do everybody was in the past, and so it was extra innings, and I went down after putting on glasses and a hat and a t shirt, and then went into the training room and look to see what I look like and saw that they had these. I- stickers that you put underneath. Your is to keep the sons from having too much clear, and that's one of the ice stickers and I put it underneath my nose along my top of my lip, and another one. Put it down the other way. I looked at the guys in the clubhouse. And they said Ville never know. Never know I went out into the Dugout, fined ten thousand dollars in a three game suspension, and then when I threw myself on the mercy of the court president of National League Leonard Coleman Reduce Three days to two days reduce the fine from ten thousand to five to five thousand. So you do that that host story. Bobby, when was the second time? Did you do it another time? The first time I did. I was American Lee and. I got defended for three games in the League precedence that I couldn't be in the stadium after batting practice. And so It was like Oh couldn't be the stadium while how if we're in the Metrodome and my going to watch this game because some al I've got to watch this game if my team play and it wasn't a TV in the bar across the street. No I went to these little street vendors, and I found a led Zeppelin t shirt, and I got some baby powder at this time in my career, my hair was like jet black. And I took. Talcum powder and All over my head, make my hair look like it was gray and I got a pair of sunglasses, and I got a fake mustache and turned Dick, gray and I put a hat. Close as though I was going to leave stadium as I was directed to, and I turned right and went up an escalator to go to the left field bleachers. The only problem was on the way up the elevator. Some Minnesota twins fan going down the glaister. The other way look over it, said hey body where you going thirty seconds. Tell me how you. How'd you restaurant which beaten plenty of time? Stamford doing. How long has it been open well, you know the I've been in the restaurant business for forty years forty more than that. Now forty years this year and you know because of the Kobe they are doing terribly. Obviously, we're you know we're big attraction bars so hopefully we'll be able to come back. Thank you. Extending X. by is more than just fast. It's Internet that gives you ultimate control. With the X. Y. APP, you can pause the Wi fi at the push button. Can Your Internet do that? Learn more at xfinity dot, com slash by. It's time for the pocket protector Centrum. The analytic numbers you need to know well, maybe Anthony masterson as his name BS. Analytics is his game. What do you got for me Anthony or rob? pitchers in today's game is much more than looking at a win loss, record or even era with a preponderance data at our fingertips. Always looking for new ways to rank hurlers that the day we're GONNA. Look at a metric Sierra or skill interactive your. Now wife SIP or Dra talked about earlier. Sierra is measured like La, but instead of taking into account only strikeouts walks in home runs like V does uses balls in play to find out why certain pitchers are so successful at not limiting runs. Now strikeouts. They're very good. High strikeout pitchers usually allow weaker contact which limits runs walks. They're bad but pitchers limit them. Will fewer numbers improve balls in play? That's where Sierra differs pitchers who can maintain a low batting average on balls in play or bad? Either by coaxing week contact or a high strikeout rate will perform very well, according to Sierra now that those parameters and mine looks like it last year leaderboard, no shot at seeing guys like coal shirts, Burland or to Guam Up. There is one through four, really helps to legitimize the metric, and in fact, each of the top twelve inches on the leaderboard struck out at least ten batteries for nine innings, walking less than three better through nine innings now Sierra year to year is one of the most accurate successful pitchers and should be one for baseball fans everywhere to keep tabs on going forward. That ball. Ask was a big week in the big leagues. For is it fair and now? Your Shadow league DOT COM and it'll be insider JR gamble. In a nine page letter on instagram. Colorado rockies player Ian Desmond reflected on racism. He's faced with his life and recently became one of four players sitting out the season. He said he's in doing it to improve the Sarasota. So little league parks and Inspire Better Little League baseball coach. And more diversity in the game is desmond sitting out the season for these reasons, foul or fair Jr.. It's bad. Indictment Minutes Biracial, which is completely unique, experience them to most people. He says he sometimes feels like he belongs everywhere and nowhere all at one. He says the image of Jesus George. Floyd murder wasn't breaking point essentially on the world winner of reflection. And the rates of challenges he faced. When, he was in high school, and the baseball team on the circle and shot at white power before the Games, or he says racist and sexist remarks that hurting the pro locker room. He's kept his emotions hidden for so long. Instead of playing this season you commit into making baseball more affordable. The kids so many African. Americans get priced out of the sport, and that hurts him because they had so much to offer all kids as far as development as a person, he also wants to change what he calls the white culture of baseball. One that doesn't penalize black players for his words having fun to being home runs. Or playing fancy he thinks will help reconnect black athletes of the game and just make it more fun, so Kudos. For being one of four major, as they sit out for knowledge in these things and wanting to help, improve baseball culture from the youth levels on. The. It's time for trash talk, twitter win with your chance to trash, anyone or anything in major league baseball. This week's winner is a long comma ball is life. and. He hit me up on twitter with his trash. Quote I'm trashing George Rakoff. This absolutely no reason at all to unseal man for its letter to the Yankees that investigation is over and done with. The Yankees were find already for legally using a dugout foam with everything that's going on. There's no need to bring this up. It's all star. Baseball doesn't need any more scandals. We should all be happy with the fact that we're having a season if you wanna be like Avon and win a new era snapback hat. Make sure you hit me up with your trash. All My twitter at Rob Parker best one. That's why trash, anyone or anything in the world debase. When rob was the newspaper columnist, he lived by this motto. If I'm writing I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new. Now. Let's welcome into the PODCAST Anthony. fenick covered the Detroit. Tigers for seven seasons for the Detroit. Free Press and of course covers baseball anti welcome to the PODCAST. Robert My man, thanks for having me. I always good to talk ball. No doubt and of course July first on Wednesday. Players started to report to the makeshift. Spring, training or summer training whatever you WANNA call it. Just talk about the anticipation of of maybe having baseball in three weeks. I. Tell You what I think. There's anticipation but to be honest with you. Rob I think there's more holding of the breast because I don't think anybody knows for certain. The Major League Baseball can get through these next three weeks with the way. The coronavirus cases are up taking across the country I. Don't think anybody's confident. They can get through these next three weeks. Let alone an entire. Entire Sixty Games season I think that they're still optimism in their culminates summer camp I. Don't know how I feel about that, but yeah, there's optimism, but it it is the baseball. Everybody wants to see a sixty game seasons in in the height of uncertainty, so I think it's kind of tempered especially with the the bad taste that that remains in everybody's mouths from the Labor negotiations. I get it, but I think at this point in a pandemic. If you're a baseball fan, anthony you just looking for if we can get a fast and furious season and I get all the other stuff and what's going on, and you're right, but if we can get a regular full regular postseason, and and some ball in given the circumstances I, think most fans would take. I think so too I think it's it's it's unfortunate. The players and the owners weren't able to come to an agreement. Because I think in this format, sixty games would have increased. POSTSEASON teams To. Expand the field. I, think it would have been that much more wide open. A team like the Tigers might have an opportunity to sneak in there so. Baseball is better than no baseball. Sports is better than no sports and we'll just see how it will. We'll just have to see how they they kind of handle it throughout the spring training in the summer. Our guest is Anthony. finicky covers the Detroit. Tigers for the Detroit free press. Let's talk about some of the things we could see if there is baseball on July twenty third, which which is the scheduled opening day so? All National League Games will include the designated hitter where you on that, you like that. Yeah I think that's a long time comment if it wasn't gonNA, be now. Is GonNa be the next CBA, and a couple of years I think the the game just been trending that way and I. think that it's it's got some flaws right now. Especially in this society, this has such a short attention span as it does now I think the game. Take up a little bit and. I think that if they substitute a pitcher for a designated Hitter, guy that's just in there for the bats, the offense will increase and They'll get their goal there so i. think especially because it adds another hyped high-priced. Those teams I think it's okay, but you know what Robyn I'm I'm GonNa miss his strategy and I know people say it's outdated and pitcher's getting hurt and that I understand it, but there was something unique about National League Baseball, no doubt I'm with you grown up watching national. League Baseball New York as a kid. That's what I was accustomed to this one. I hope. This is just for twenty twenty, but putting an extra innings putting a runner on second base. To, start the inning or you know. Were you on this? Or and my my argument Anthony, is that on that? Many extra any games my God that you making it like it happens every day. Do you like this? No I also don't like the other rule change, which is the? You have to have a reliever. Finish the pirating three batters, etcetera no first extra inning. I mean what's going to happen using robbed. They'RE GONNA THEY'RE GONNA guy over to third base, and then they can try to score them with a with a sacrifice fly. I think that those seventeen eighteen any games That's part of the beauty of baseball, but I will say that look. This isn't a normal baseball. Season I think one of those games. If you were to have a sixteen, seventeen, eighteen and game, I think that could really handicapped the team for the next week or two. Two and given the fact that there sixty games I see where they're coming from. I don't think it helps the brand of baseball the brand of game that it is and then look the relievers. It's like look it is. A manager can have to sit there if he knows that his reliever isn't. He doesn't have it today. If you can have to sit there and watch him below the game because of this new rule so I don't like either and I do think baseball has a little bit of a problem on their hands, because these rules are so new and. It's something that they have to get more life into the game because these are the best players that ever played it, but the the product is poor at this time. I last thing. As we said you've covered the Tigers for seven years, an the real Guy, who if it was a regular season could have had a chance to hit his hip. As, an close enough to hit five hundred home runs on, and maybe not at the. Twenty, five thirty away I think they were talking about the same Guy Miguel. Cabrera Right Miguel. Cabrera could have done it under normal circumstances I doubt he's going to do it this year and Sixty Games twenty. But Miguel Cabrera, what can we expect? Can he bounce back? Is he healthy or still a question mark? Or I'll tell you what rob I just got back from watching Miguel Cabrera. Who is one of my coast warm personal friends? I watched him take some batting practice at a local batting cage and he looks better than I have seen him since. I've been covering him I. Mean This guy. He's slimmed down and he's appeared to kind of maintain that shape over the three month lay-off. He was hitting rocket after rocket and I think that. It's really easy to look at Miguel. Cabrera. As thirty six thirty seven year, old player was past its prime. It's harder to look into a deepal deeper, and you know how this guy was one of the greatest hitters of all time, if not the greatest, and I think he's still had something to prove. Sixty season should do him while. I'm expecting big things from Cabrera in twenty twenty because I think that he's he's really putting in the work to us to make his body get his body in shape, and that's that's helping especially in the sixty seventies of. Hi His name Anthony. Fenick, from the Detroit Free Press, thanks for joining us on the podcast Anthony and. Maybe, just maybe this all workout out and we'll have baseball on July twenty third. Hopefully man thanks for taking to rob cruciate. Now it's time for some diamond dust with wish, TV's Phil Sanchez. Played Baseball in college now here his MLB knowledge. Baseball might be right around the corner but Kobe. Nineteen isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In some MLB players have decided not the slightest season because of the virus on Monday. Arizona diamondbacks pitcher Mike, leak and Washington national first. Baseman, Ryan Zimmerman, and as they are opting out of the shortened season because of the pandemic and later in the day. Colorado rockies. Ian Desmond released a statement saying that he too would not be playing. This season. Desmond has four children and pregnant wife at home, and he said that being home. This summer is more important than playing. In an instagram post, desmond who is Biracial, also point to the civil unrest as a reason for opting out of the season, Desmond said quote home is wearing need to be right now. Home from my wife home to help and guide home to answer my older boys questions about corona virus and civil rights and life home. To be their dad end quote hat chip the end Desmond for doing what's right for him and his family? Working from home. Conference you're still on me at John with everything we have going on right now. It's never been more important to get to sleep. We need while we sleep is a natural immune booster, and only the sleep number three sixty smart beds senses. 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REShow: Barry Zito And Rod Carew. Hour 2 (05-14-20)

The Rich Eisen Show

57:17 min | 2 months ago

REShow: Barry Zito And Rod Carew. Hour 2 (05-14-20)

"Thank you for listening to this. Podcast one production now available on spotify apple podcasts. Podcast one dot com and anywhere else. You podcasts you are listening to the rich Eisen Schooling Brockman on why he is always wrong. Show from the Rich Eisen show studio in Los Angeles four zero four. Which is the number to dial shell? Today's guests world series champion. Pitcher varies Ito Baseball Hall of Famer Rod. Karoo Atlanta Falcons head coach. Dan Quinn Tony and Grammy Award winner the Gigs Plus Tennessee. Titans head coach Mike and now rich. Eisen Thursday program on the rich Eisen show eight four four awful riches and the number to dial we say hello to our NBC S. An audience to be on one to three. Pm Eastern every single day our first hour of the program however at noon eastern can be viewed YouTube dot com slash richeisenshow also. You can hear all three hours on Sirius. Xm Channel to eleven is always my on air producer and compadres. Chris Brockman is across the. I'll get to see you. Christopher brother Mike Del tufo audio executives he likes referred to once again wearing some free gear from NFL network. Good to see you absolutely. You're preparing for for the last dance. You got that swoosh up on your live very good. He's got very air. Mike Another Air Mike. Cooney last mix good to see the last one. I hope not. I mean this is all right well and you and and I'm doing right now. The what. What many On Air Anchors do which is put their papers ro Even though the papers are just insignificant that just such a notebook right the number of times that I see On Air people do what I used to do. A sportscenter anchor which is anchor with a pen in my and like again like I. I don't know why anchors like just going on the air having a pen in their hand. It's total crutch. It's as if right now making my point or I'm on air on sportscenter. I'm reading the prompt or hold on a minute. I have to take note rich. What were those gigantic things behind you guys on sportscenter? What do you mean now that I've watched last question? Mike what these things that I've been seeing all the time on the last dance sitting a white tablet type click computer screen so those those are wide computer screen late for. Thank you rich but they in the I think he would mean are they. Were in the desk. No no he's up above and they love the computers used to be to. You're right your left depending just said you know the trying to help you. A commuter computer for me was always to my right because Stewart always wanted to sit in that whoever was just so everybody knows whoever. I don't know if it's that way anymore. Whoever was the most tenured sportscenter anchor got to choose which seat they wanted to sit? I so if I had more tenure than the other person I would choose which seed. I always chose the seat that I was always in which Stewart but just to show you like the rundown I was I was I could host from rider left chair hallways or was or I was to use the phrase from back in the day amphibious. We've got five guests today. I de Barry Zito wise berries on the show. Clearly if you're asking that question you don't watch the mass singer on Fox like I am subjected about as I am always doing with my children because I'm father of the year so Barry Zito was unmasked last night considerable daddy points for their host. Today is the recently most unmasks singer. The two thousand twelve world series champion from your San Francisco giants winner of Game. One of that world series. It will on the program followed by somebody who probably doesn't watch the mass singer. Oh Man I hope that he does. Could Rod crew come on and say? Did you interview the Rhino before me? I can't believe Ken John Finally got it right. By saying Barry Zito would be unmasked. Which by the way is true? Rod Crew Baseball will be on this program. He's the author of one tough out fighting off. Life's curb balls. What a story for Rod. Karoo if you're unfamiliar with it other than just his incredible career with the Minnesota twins in the Los Angeles and California angels. He will be joining us on this program on the back end of this hour. And then we've got to baseball players to head coaches in the NFL. Dan The falcons. Mike Variable of Tennessee and more daddy points because my kids and my whole family loves Hamilton. Digs who was in the cast of Hamilton is both Lafayette and Thomas. Jefferson is a new. Tnt Program called Snow Piercer. Debuts on Sunday in it's already so popular there's already been renewed for a second season go figure that he'll be on this program as well Eight four four zero four rich is the number one thing asked. Quinn and we'll set this up is todd. Gurley is now back in the state of Georgia. Getting set to play football. The former Georgia bulldogs blew out his knee and the rams chose him tenth overall in draft despite his blown out knee figuring that when he comes back he would be a lot more productive than even a tenth overall pick in the draft. Used on a running back would be sure enough. They were right until it seemed like something happened with Todd. Gurley physically towards the end of their super bowl regular season campaign C. J. Anderson. Is We all know as a battering? Ram for that offense And that was not any pun. Intended girly Just wasn't the same guy for the last. What would you say? Twenty two games of his rams playing career twenty four games of his rams playing career average seventeen year carries a game. I mean seventeen touches seventeen touches a game for somebody like girly. That's absurd so Dirk Qatar. The new offensive coordinator back again and. I guess what's old is new again. Dirk Carter the offensive coordinator for Atlanta just today on a zoom conference call with With reporters said essentially. The main question is that no one seems to know is what's his health status. What's his workload? He averaged about seventeen touches a game last year which is about a little bit lower than he had been in what? He's an all pro. We're just GONNA have to find that out. Once we get here and get him working. Get him up and running Dan Quinn on clock. In about an hour's time we will ask him that and speaking of on the cloud. He's one of those coaches who's got clock on the wall where there are no numbers on the clock. It just says now so to use that phrase. It would be six minutes past now wherever you're looking it's now clock and Dan Quinn's world and an hour from now we'll be now o'clock for the rich Eisen. Show Dan Quinn. Something also gets to ask Barry Zito when he joins US other than. Hey how is it like to be the Rhino on the mass singer? He certainly knows what. It's like to be a left-handed pitcher that a lot of people count on on a staff and Barry Zito. He also knows what it's like to be a CY young award winner in the pressures that come along with that. He won the two thousand two Cy Young Award and a two thousand twelve world series champion that he got off on a right start sweeping the Detroit. Tigers beating Justin verlander in game one of that World Series Christopher. Not a bad thing to have on your resume reason. Why BRING THAT UP? Is there is a A Cy Young Pitcher Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay rays who was answering questions on his twitch. Feed yesterday and you have that sound. Bite my audio. This was what Blake Snell had to say as we're waiting to hear how the negotiations and the machinations between Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball's Union if we can hammer out the monetary issues to get at twenty twenty playing season started. And this is what Blake Snell had to say. A upon learning that. It's not a prorated salary. It's a fifty fifty revenue split. And there's not enough time for me to go into the economics of this but the players union fears that this could be the beginning of a salary cap being entered into the fray as long as you played inter salary cap even in a pandemic. How about this new collective bargaining agreement? That were hammering out and Players are essentially so we agreed to a prorated salary back in March. And we don't care that there's no fans come now. You have a gazillion dollars in the bank. How about we're the ones that are putting our health on the line and you pay us the prorated salary. We agreed to back in March. Here's what Snell had to say on his twitter feed last night when he was taking questions from fans. Y'All I mean y'all to stand for me to go for me to take a pay cut is not happening because the risk is stowed roof as a shorter season less brothers young man. I gotTa know I gotTa get my money. I'm not playing unless I get mine. Okay and that's just the way it is for me like I'm sorry. You guys think differently but the risk is way higher amount of money. I make his way lower. Why would I think about doing that? Very tone deaf out of Blake's now on a day and age where people are waiting on food lines Again I'm going to announce an all in challenge Contribution later on today That's about food security people going hungry and I'm sure lots of people going hungry. Don't WanNa hear baseball player. Saying I'm supposed to make seven million a year and I better get the the pro rated version of that and not less. Because I don't WanNa get sick and I will basically say tone. Deaf shore understandable that. He's taking that approach. One Thousand Percent. We live in a pandemic where we're all taking Risks Doing whatever we need to do to make our families meet our ends meet Where thank God healthy enough able to be socially distant enough here to do this show every day and as long as we can we will and I understand that people call in and say hey thank you for being on the air and we take that very seriously and appreciate it and I'm not mentioning that here to give anybody here. A pat on the back let alone myself. I'm saying that we all taken analysis about what we can do in our world and what we'd want to do in our world about our profession and whether it's worth coming in to do it and regardless if anybody feels like it's something that they need and that we have a certain responsibility to do as much as we feel it if we don't feel like doing it or we feel pressures about getting sick to do it. We're not going to do it and same would go for you wherever you are taking this showing. So I don't begrudge Snell at all at all and again it's the usual approach to where fans are like blaming any fans that might be out there calling him. Greedy greedy would be blake. Snell saying I want more money to play smells like I just want what I have signed for. In order to take the risks that would be required to find out whether I either have had it or whether I might get it or find out if I'm one of those people that could wind up on a ventilator. He's got to do that. Analysis IN HIS HEAD. I would counsel him to not put it on his twitter feed and if he wants to have that approach he can take that approach and And then probably the ultimate pressure would come from his teammates if most of his teammates have the approach of Charlie blackmon which is like. I'll do it all even quarantine as long as I'm healthy and as long as I know I'm not passing to anybody. As long as the health protocols are handled. I'm I'll play baseball and I hope that the Politics Aka money doesn't come to come to the fore and that's one last thing I want to say on this subject will bounce this one off Barry Zito and even Rod. Karoo later on in this hour is that we many people out there point the finger at the players. What about management? What about how about you? You know I understand that. You'RE GONNA lose a ton of money but how about this'll be the year you take the biggest loss possible right and a and you're the ones that need to be responsible to put baseball on the field. You're the ones or there's a shared responsibility in that regard in a way that we as fans can understand that you are going to take the risk and we appreciate that and one thing that baseball just can't do at this point in time that there's one thing that they they they have a responsibility to do right now is to work out. The money can have can't have baseball after all this time. Throw their hands up and say couldn't figure it out because dollars and cents and then point fingers to who is greedy. And who's not all that we don't we don't want that we don't want that totally understand it will at baseball comes out and says hey the public health questions. Just too much of a Rubik's cube for us to all color coded properly on the same side of the cube here. Couldn't figure that one out viruses changing everyday the amount of tests that it would require for us to have baseball would be offensive to the fan base when they read that the third string catcher from the AAA affiliate that gets called up from quarantine. Most likely that catcher who gets called up to be added to the fifty man roster. What have you that person gets test before your mom who's been working on a factory line and she's been showing covert nineteen symptoms for days and she can't get tested if baseball says we couldn't figure all that stuff out we cancel the twenty twenty season we as fans. I think will be totally understanding if baseball comes back and say players were too greedy or players. Come back and say owners couldn't be people of their word and we just throw our hands up and can't figure out the dollars and sense. I think that what you've damaged baseball way more than they would potentially think they would be damaging themselves by not having a playing season when there's a captive audience ready for eight four four zero four rich is the number to dial when we come back. Our poll question from Chris Brockman at richeisenshow. And then Barry. Zito the Rhino. Not The athletic not the giant. Not The cy young award winner the Rhino from the mass singer and baseball on the richeisenshow. Okay friend Jason in North Carolina last hour all of our friends here YouTube dot com slash richeisenshow the wormhole all the four five fours. We love chatting with TJ Jefferson. Loves CHATTING WITH YOU. Whenever I can get a chance I'd love chatting with you too But you know the Jason's phone kind of crap out on Jason Back on Mike. Let's see Jay new there. Oh my gosh he's not there he's gone all right. Hello I would literally in the room with my five month. Old Son trying to change a dirty diaper brothers. I'm bomb you're in a man change diapers man. No it makes you a better person. You'll you'll miss it. You'll miss it later on line all the nice stuff that I said before and just get right to get ready to please So this is kind of a three degrees of separation. Show for me this one. Is this the first radio show? I've ever That's ever taking my call and I grew up in the East Bay and and and also happen to be working on Broadway at the same time that W was so. It's going to see a baby boy doing good things about that and So in two thousand and one. That was probably as an age fan. I grew up in as fan and that was probably the team that gave me the highest highs and lows and they were pretty unique Especially the locker room and speaking of that. I wonder if you could ask Barry Zito to speak on any of those stories that he could share on air. There's any to be shared But in in regards to that playoff series between the Yankees and as. I wonder if you could pontificate at all Upon you know 'cause we were up believe to we took Both Games And then you had Game Three which I believe. Berry started he indeed Mike Mussina and that led to the famed. Jeeter flip. Play the Chris. Brockman fields was not a real out at home plate. Eat BELIEVES JEREMY GIAMBI was safe to this day fact. You know and it's one of those things that I look at it and it breaks my heart But y'all got cats and one of the greatest shortstops play every play the game. What's he doing in that position? Why would he be cutting off the throw and then being so brilliant to talk a ball player myself seeing Jeremy You know in a way you can even because the Sada's is having his glove low right so you gotta believe that he's going for where the slide is gonNA be And and that's Jeremy's GonNa try to step over the glove And it slid I take Jason. I'm sorry I gotta I've got to cut you off because the NBC cruise about to be rejoining US enjoy those days with your with your with your son and stick around for the divide digs conversation. That'll be fun right back at you. Go the Zito. Zito needed debt. Run the as needed that run. It would have been one one. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work you know what's easy bundling policies with GEICO GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go TO GEICO DOT COM. 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Are you throwing the jump ball to all right for the game winning touchdown all right? Gronk Tony Gonzalez Antonio Gates Jimmy Graham Nine Jimmy. Graham is the goal controversial to have on here Coulda went. Kellen winslow whatever. I'm keeping it a little modern and Jimmy Graham. The tallest guy on this list was a basketball player. Basketball players. Tony Gonzales. Go Kid by the way east. Go Line piece for the state. Who's a basket GRONK? It's the only one on the screen. I guess was never really a basketball player in college. I mean you really can't go wrong on this list but You Know Your Decision. Who you thrown. Okay happy birthday to Gronk in their prime. Of course nobody Grand Jimmy. Graham Lots Nick foles will be. Is this thing I did. I just say that scorching. Hey man this is big for me. Not only because I You know this guy. When he won his Cy Young Award and was playing in. The postseason goes so way back. I was covering him on sportscenter. That's number one but number two on. This is big daddy points for me and I never thought I would ever say that but I also never thought I would ever introduce Barry. Zito is the unmasked Rhino. But these are all true facts because my kids cannot get enough of the mass singer and and we're excited to see Barry Zito unmask last night. Because they've been wondering that damn is and he joins US right here. Now live on the rich Eisen. Show the two thousand and two Cy Young Award winner and the two thousand twelve world series champ with the San Francisco giants. Are You Barry Zito? I'm doing good man. Yeah kids love the show right show for the kids. Are you kidding me? It's Wednesday night fixture in my household Berry. Dude it's such a great concept. I mean the the the coffins are just incredible. I know so. How did you get hooked up with with this? Very yeah they reached out To us and just saying hey you know would you wanna be interested you know and I kinda obviously I'd seen the show but I I started digging a little deeper in the research. I was like man there. There's a lot of you know. Legit you know performers people that have been singing and dancing their whole lives and so. I was a little intimidated at first. But my wife was like you gotTa do this. It's a once in a lifetime. Experience you're program learn a lot even though you're scared of doing all that and so you know. I jumped in I was I was surprised I made it as far as I did. I mean there are some incredible people. They got voted off. You know I yeah I mean for sure. Did you choose the Rhino outfit? How does that work? Did you personally choose that one? Yeah they give you options You know give me some options and as you know you know I was always kind of a little more. Maybe I could sensitive kind of different artistic guy in baseball and so it's funny i. I never truly embraced. You know who I was being raised by musicians and all that Until later in life and so the Rhino for me really represented that big strong intimidating guy that I always tried to be on the field but you know in reality. That's not totally who I am. And so I got to Kinda mix that with my more artistic side on stage of the massing or so. It was perfect balance. Yeah I was not based on your kids on. How many kids do you have barry? I three because that was that was revealed last night. I guess when you were taping this back that you had just had a newborn. So do the kids was based on on dead doing it because the kids watched the show word. That was part of it. This was made. Just you know I mean music's been my passion even tried before baseball but you know for me it was just an opportunity To do something in music that was way out of my comfort zone. And you know. Just push myself Into more and more discomfort you know with you know whatever. I'm scared or afraid of something. I have to do it because I usually learn and grow as a person more than I ever would when I feel comfortable and secure you know was about to say uncomfortable Were you referring to the costume? I cannot imagine wearing a rhinoceros costume for as long as you did bury. Yeah it's pretty discombobulated being in that costume especially the first few weeks where you put this thing on. They don't really give you a lot of her rehearsal time and you're on stage. You know you're singing. You're having to do choreography. You're having a hit certain marks on the stage where the cameras and the lighting are waiting for you and then you have to sing. Well you know in you're singing live so I mean there's a Lotta verticals going on For the brain at that point so it was common overload but after a few weeks I really started to get six cents of of where I was in space even though I couldn't really see other things so there's no second tanks that's that's you know so it's live on tape you get one shot at it that's it and that's Yeah Yeah live studio audience. You know you're singing legit in the Mike You know. Some people have microphones built into their masks. But you know you're legitimately singing in that moment and so you screw up. It's not going to be pretty Barry Zito here on the richeisenshow. Now you've said that you're A music I maybe even before A pitcher and you did have a an EP that you put out called no secrets in two thousand seventeen and your twitter in instagram. Feeds are at Barry Zito music all that said You Know Ken. John Nailed it last night. Soda Jenny McCarthy. And we'll get into that in a second but Robin Thicke who is a legit like Singer thought you were trace adkins and Nicole Scherzinger. Who'S A legit performer? Thought you were Jason Aldean now Berry. That is those are some serious music names. They thought you were. Yeah now that was Super Super. Flattering night To get I think someone even throughout Lionel Ritchie appoint. Come on like. That's amazing grace. So I'm I'm inside Dumb Rhino Mathematics fist-pumping while they're saying that But yeah I mean I was really. I was glad that kind of threw them off the trail for a while. I think at one point Jenny stood up and she had it all figured out Which was shocking to me. You know to I guess and I think Jeff a huge baseball fan too and she follows the game pretty close and You know but but I was pretty excited to have these. These country singer names thrown at me. At least you know that I was doing something right. I guess It was it was really great and my kids loved it and it was a lot of fun watching On Wednesday night I got Barry Zito the recently on mast singer on the mass singer. made it all the way to the semi-finals Last night Currently now here on the rich. Eisen show Let's talk a little bit about So who did you hear? Did you hear from any your your old teammates once you've got unmasked unless Who Was it the first one that texted me I think was Matt. Cain who I pissed with the with the giants So Matt was like he's like dude he's like come on he's like are you the Rhino. You know man that's crazy. Someone else just said that. What what does that show anyways? I've never I've never seen that. You know I'm trying to play dumb and don't want to get in trouble with attorneys. They keep it on. Lock DOWN OVER THERE. The mass thing or so like we. We couldn't promote you for the last three days and I actually. You know my kids. Think The world of that shows I mentioned I actually tried to snake some cash off my child my eleven year old last night. Who tried to take some money off me? If you're really Jim Jason Aldean underneath and I'm like well. Ken John's right. How do I get the ten dollars? You want actually used that last night berry and I'm not ashamed. I love that you gotta you gotTA LEVERAGE THAT. Okay good so we're both fathers of the year right here on the rich. Eisen show Let's go down a little. Bit of an so bruce. Bochy didn't reach out to you. Say That that's you was. The Rhino is basically. What you're selling boats. Didn't you know both actually just text me today though and it's always great hearing from both man on what's that about me he said. Hey man so you did go you know I gotta do my boating hurry minor you get great on the game and great jobs e so. He's watching the mass singer. Bruce boasts he is a math thing. I that reeks of grandchildren berry. That's what that's that's what that reeks up to me. Grant it really does. You're right you know for sure. So let's go down memory lane a little bit here. Berry The best game you ever pitched would be. What is the best game you ever pitched Hands Down Two Thousand Twelve and LCS. Game Five in Saint Louis Elimination game. But I think just six years of poor performance with the giants after a huge contract and cable to come through and Kinda help save the you know the series and then get back to the world series there but that game for sure was my career game for me. Why is that other than just obviously the stakes? But why why would i? I try to validate and you know. I tried to prove that was worth the money. I I went through a lot of spiritual battles and spiritual journeys you know and I recently just finished this in a book. So trust in my head but I you know for me it was like I signed this contract. I try to over perform you know. Throw a shutout every game and and so finally by that point six years you know I I finally realize like men. Just just be who you are even if it's eighty five and you know and a curb on a change of just do that and see what happens instead of talking yourself out so. I was able to do that. And you know even laid down a bunt and Got Arabi. I mean it was a magical game for me but You know it just. It just helped deliver what I always wanted to deliver to the fans of San Francisco for bringing me over. There was help help. Also help win a world series. It's amazing to hear to Berry because The what's the mental aspect of pitching? I mean really you. We're clearly you mentioned a couple times about you know About what goes on between your temples and how much that must be so difficult and but it just looks so many times that you are in such great command certainly in that postseason one. Six Ninety are in that postseason. I remember obviously the the as Yankees Games that used to be Must See television back in the early when you were saying. What is it about the mental aspect of this game? That's that's so difficult. Yeah I mean I think you know it's a team sport but in a lot of ways it's an individual sport you know 'cause it's it's pitcher verse daughter You know it's almost like a tennis match. I mean you're just staring down sixty feet away. And you're you're staring at your opponent and so you know I think it's like a lot of things in life which is you know. Do I trust myself or not. And so You know pitching is I trust. You know I may not trust it. I can strike this guy out because I can't guarantee that I can't control that but if I try to dominate the things I can control. Which is you know. Time my delivery and release this pitch you know and commit to the pitch one hundred percent then. That's good enough for me and so I always had my biggest success when I could say you know I might get my butt kicked today but at least I'm GonNa you know promise that I'm going do my best on every single pitch and that is something I can control and so when I could get into that head space man the results were always pretty darn good but when I was trying to prove to the world that I could you know win a game or strike this guy out or you know beat. A man did not go well. Barry Zito here on the rich Eisen show and again. I know you're you're out of the game but I don't know how much you're into what what is going on in the game. Right now And some comments that were made by a fellow Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell just last night on his twitch. Feed about Warning to be paid every dime that he should be paid because of a cove in nineteen about playing again. Barry I know that we we got Jonah talk about mass singer and some other things to memory lane but I'm wondering what your thoughts are about a player saying that he wants to be fully paid in full to run the risk of playing baseball. This year Yeah that's that's that's I'm not totally school but I mean just getting some Info from you here I. It's a real tricky situation right. We know what we don't WanNa put anyone's health at risk And you know I will say that. Everyone is making sacrifices right now and and you know there's a lot of people That are in precarious situations and sacrificing their family and children That are a lot less Stable financially you know then possibly major league players so I just I just feel like we have to see the thing with a with a perspective And really get outside of ourselves. You know and just be totally honest about how how good or bad we actually do have it and obviously again. You're you're somebody with how. How old are your three kids right now? Barry how five two and about three months. Yeah I mean you're in it so I mean if if this was your situation when you were playing it'd be difficult for you to quarantine. I imagine right. Yeah no I mean it. Would I mean you know? People have families and children home. It's it's just that balance of you know we got the economy and and kind of the life that we're all trying to get back to and then we have the healthcare. It's incredibly difficult on all sides. I mean the American government as well. I mean you know. They're just second on every step they do it. It's it's not easy for anybody. Barry Zito here on the rich. Eisen show few more minutes left with you. Okay so let me. Let's go down a little bit more memory lane. The the one batter that you faced where you're like okay. I think I got this guy who was the one guy who were most confident against your God. You know I mean I would say 'cause Nina Rod really squared up a lot early in my career. He was in Texas. I was in Oakland and for whatever reason I had. I had good success against Alex. You know And then you know when he went over to New York. He got me a couple of times. I remember a grand slam off me. I think it was opening day in Oakland Might have been five or six but he got me on that Grand Slam and I remember he that and he kind of looked at me. 'cause we were friends and he was like yeah. He's been waiting for that one minute. So but Yeah you know. It's funny like that in the game. You you have success against some guys and and other guys just completely take you take you deeper every other Jerry Hairston. That would be my question to suit so Jerry. Hairston was a guy that just you just couldn't get out that's Jerry Hairston just own me Gosh he me and then Who else I I would say any backup catcher. That was like getting their first start and ten days back. I was guaranteed home. It off me I was just. I don't know what it was about. Backup catchers but they would always just take me my my My ep just got hear Dombi. You mentioned the word Placebo Palumbo. Also Donald. Thank you for that reminded that Placido PLONK. Oh Dude come on that guy I mean. He was legit though. That guy could find the barrel no matter what. Fall off off the play in up down. I mean he was incredible so yeah he was one of my sisters or for sure. Our last one for you barry. Was Jeremy Giambi safe? Oh Wow I think he was safe. Do I really do And I you know I know. A lot of people are upset that Germany didn't slide in two thousand What was bs the flip play was Mike? Mussina got a one. Nothing lead because one of the few mistakes. I guess you made or was that. Was that a good pitch that That cassava took you deep onto for the only it was like it was like three feet over the fall. I mean literally just three feet but no I mean. There was a lot of controversy white in Germany. Slide but at the end of the day dude. Jeremy came around third probably lip. Saab Shane Spencer. Throw the ball in from right field. No saw that the ball is going to go over the cutoff over the man's head but in the last thing I ever expect is a frigging shortstop was going to be over there on the first base line so I actually. I think most guys would have done the exact same thing because they're teeter should have never been on the first base line never like it and then he flips it and so you think again. Jeremy got in his foot down before the tag was applaud. Do where were you talking millimeters? You know what I mean I do get a good look to write from the You. Got a good look. I mean you know. There's a lot of foul territory in Oakland. So we're pretty far so I don't I don't know if you can just my opinion but you know and maybe a little biased. I don't understand that I I. I totally understand that I'd completely would understand that but they there is a lot of. You're right you could fit. You could fit like a par three golf hole on the foul territory in Oakland. You know that that places pitchers dream in. Oh yeah well. Hey Look Barry congrats on getting as far as you did in the mask singer. It'll be something for you to show all your kids for years from now. What a blast. What a blast. Thanks for coming on and sharing the time absolutely. Thanks so much Chris you got it. That's Barry Zito the Rhino. Oh so the Cy Young Award winner in two thousand twelve world series champion. Game One again. I mean the Yankees. The Yankees lost the first two games of that series at home as Mark Mulder. Out Roger Clements. Tim Hudson dueled. Andy Pettitte a game to Jason Isringhausen with the save and both former met. Wow and then. The Yanks got one in Oakland. When Jami didn't slide he's out. I remember thinking to myself if he scores to make one game. This things over the Yankees were not going to get another run off as Ito. That's it and then L. DO K. UK. Had A nice game with nine runs of support in game four before it. All came back down to Yankee Stadium and the Yankees touched up moulder. When the when the as the Yankee pen they got moulder late and that's all she wrote you give it to run leader Mariano Rivera in a game five like that. That will be one of those APPs series also. I should say that I should say that. They did give a lead tomorrow. Honor Rivera couple series later in Arizona and it didn't work out but one of those plays you wish there was replay for you could see it on replay. You can't tell you can't tell I'm watching. I'm watching it right now and what you can't tell and what I mean. I think he's safes but so I'm seeing it through the ISO can say it's a framework his foot on the base and the tags definitely not without a shadow of a doubt thing. Is You full on? Replace standards of it need to be a million percent a thousand percent. It's because they don't have the second angle. So you can't see when Posada tags him. Okay and you know if if you feel that way you know. That's your opinion I think Bronson Arroyo lost the ball and Alex Rodriguez make the right play out so right back catching bear. Karoo Baseball Hall of Famer when we come back by the way. I'm glad I chose that moment out of all to try and that was pretty funny. So there's a frame where giambi's foot is maybe this far from the play. You can't tell it. But like and glove is next to his calf. You can't tell from the angle if he's tagging him or not. You don't know where the glove is in relationship to the calf. The ultimate disputable evidence disputes totally. So that's why I'm saying replay would not have overturned it. Maybe there's a different angle that we just don't have my word he safe so rod crews and a home run derby APP right now. You know that way what you WANNA show. Let's down Before we get rod on the on the show as we're on Sirius. Xm and our youtube stream right now. Yeah is a Homerun Derby and you could pull up Rod karoo level fourteen there. You Go Darius. That's an old Yankee Stadium. They're playing in a Homerun Derby. You WanNa take a guess on career home runs for Rod Karoo. You want to have raw debts. Gino tape measure seven hundred. Fourteen I mean he hit the train. Oh my God seven hundred fourteen feet. That hit the top of the train. Risk other feet. This is incredible. I might have gone over the twins outfit. He looks more. He looks more like Ortiz when he sees the natural is like NFL boy. It's come version. He at the building I love. They hit the Brooklyn as I mean. Come on that. Might that might be in Brooklyn by the way. Yeah these these are landing Berman with back burner. He'd be done said that. Maybe an rich seven hundred sixty six feet. I think we've made our point that this is a wild up tomato point. That's man. Oh boy I Balance Hall of Famer Ninety Point Five percent who you know again nine and a half percent that says rod crew needed a way? Come on three eighty eight one year chat with Rod crew. When we come back do you own or rent your home. Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work you know what's easy bundling policies with GEICO GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go TO GEICO DOT COM. Get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. Geico DOT COM. Today that's Geiko DOT COM G. I. C. O. DOT COM eight four four two zero four rich number. Dial we've got to NFL head coaches Dan. Quinn and my grabble in V. Digs from Hamilton and now from a new TNT show colts no Pearson. That's in our final hour. But we turn back to the phone lines right now. I mean that's I love doing the show. You have a a recent baseball player and Barry Zito who's on because he was unmasked as the Rhino in the mass singer. Right and now we've got a A National Baseball Hall of Famer and one of the all time greats from Minnesota and also here in southern California Los Angeles in California Angel. Talking about his new autobiography which is available now. Wherever books are sold the author of one tough out fighting off. Life's curve balls the Great Rod. Karoo how are you sir? Doing good rich. Thank you so much. I haven't been you got in our commercial break for our youtube are Sirius. Xm audience were showing You're you're available to be chosen in a homerun. Derby APP twenty twenty homerun Derby APP that a lot of people playing right now in quarantine. You're eating eight hundred foot home runs in the old Yankee Stadium. Aware that rod stay here. Y- I know that I've a couple up in the upper deck but Those are just like does this. These these are show right now. They're go eight hundred feet halfway to Long Island Do you know how how many career home runs did you? Do you know that number off the top of your head Ninety two Chris Brockman correct. I by the way I know that number as well. Who's the toughest pitcher you had to face rod? But you thought that you know I. I need to come to work today. the main guy was rudy. Me and Also Ron Gayatri. Those are guys that I rooted had to have my game on day Louisiana lightning the year after you won the MVP was a young award winner. One of the one of the best left-handers in the game and then who who did you own? Which pitcher did you say? Okay this is this is going to be. It's going to be my day to day. It's my birthday too Rod. Well I think catfish hunter I think did well real well against them. No kidding while I was that just because that just happened. He challenged you. Know you just came right at you. I'm even play Games. When when he was on the mound. He didn't play Games. He was out to get you out. If it's in three pitches he was going to get your American league batting title winner. For Seven Times Rod Crew Baseball Hall of Famer here on the rich Eisen show. I GUESS. Walk me through your autobiography here. Rod wiry for those who may not know. But what do you call at one? Tough out fighting off lives curveballs Rod. Well rich you know Kudos to Reggie Jackson he named a book Because playing against him for so many years you know he noticed that I wasn't an easy out so I've had some things that is happening in my life and There were tough and Reggie felt that way so Kudos to him for naming a book. You know one tough out so For those again who who may not know. And what are some of the stories that you were telling in your autobiography Rod? Well you know we Go back to some of the stuff. against Calvin Griffith and The way that I got to to the Minnesota Twins Organization But those were a far cry from what I went through. You know when ahead had my heart attack and recovering from that that heart attack and then talking about Some of the abuse you overcame to even reach the major leagues. Wha What is that about Rod? Well you know. When I was a kid rich I was very sick. Like he had rheumatic fever and spent almost a year in the hospital. And my dad just didn't take any particular interest in me when I was growing up playing literally burp literally programs and in Panama You thought that I was too much of a pet of my mom's you know because she really looked after me after I got and Really took care of me so it didn't think I had it in me to be What I wanted to be was a major league baseball player. And so why did you continue to play baseball? How did YOU FIRST GET How'd you discover the Sport Rod? Well you know I loved it. I played stick ball. We've played stick ball and in Panama. We used to put the names of Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams. And all the great hitters on our broomsticks. And that's how we started It was a fun thing for us to do. And you know I always wanted to To be a major league baseball player. Because you know I used to listen to the armed forces radio on the weekends and when they said they had forty fifty thousand people in the stands watching the Games. I just didn't believe me we didn't have TV's to see it. So I said to my mom you know maybe one day. I'll get the opportunity to play in front of fifty thousand people which that Dream Came True Rod Crew Baseball Hall of Famer here on the rich Eisen show and then just staying. I guess in your in your own personal life about some of the challenges later in life that you after your playing career I'll give you the floor on that. And what you'd like people to know about that in advance of reading your book. One tough out rich I. I had a a really big heart attack. I was doing an event for the angels. That the stadium The night before that I had a heart attack and You know I I think flatlined two or three times so you know I kept asking God deny says. Don't you want me? Aren't you ready for me? Don't you need a good hater? You know So you know those are those are my thoughts and he keeps saying to be Now I'm not ready for yet you know I'll let you know my number but It was a situation that You know I went out. I was playing my by myself and You know after I put my club back in a bag. You know my hands are getting clammy and I had like an indigestion. Burn in my chest and it's the first time I've ever felt anything like that. And so it's a good thing. I was under the first hole because if I was on the second all they wouldn't have found me a lot. But I was able to back my truck. My car it up to the to the front of the The clubhouse and walk inside nonchalant and that's related to call call. Paramedics felt something was going on with me and The next thing you know I was laid on the floor and I was. I was out and when I opened my eyes for some reason. I saw this paramedic with the Zappers anyways yelling. You know let's go. We're losing to Mexico where we're losing and Then I went out again and and they brought me back but during that course of that that one second or two seconds of seeing the paramedic you know we had a really glow around him as he's yelling you know let's go. Let's go and it reminded me so much. Michelle my daughter. When she was in hospital I used to lay in bed with her and read the magazines and she's always taught me dad. You can't see him but my guardian angel sitting over in the corner and he's got this big white light around him and his cousins and a prayer mode and and I used to say honey. I think you're you're having too many drugs. But she says oh no no that he's here and then when it happened to me it was like wow now. I believe what she was saying to me. And and talking about one tough out to rod the the story of of your heart as well that there is The heart that you have inside Is No is not your own. It's an NFL player. And this is a story that we saw on NFL network quite a bit Conrad rule and Who is a sixth grader in southern California and the Organ Donor And who it is. What a story this is sir. Well you know I I was out of the went to visit my school and he was out front running around and then he looked at me and he says you're right clear orange rashes. Yes sir where you should. Oh my name is Conrad. He says one day. I'm going to grow up to be an athlete. I said to him well. Make sure that you study your books. I says oh no. I'm a good student. I'm I'm going to be okay. You know and that was the first meeting with him and here you know how many years later he turned around to be a young man that would give me his heart and and pronounce prolong my life that stuff. He can't make up. Ron I mean and obviously he he was an nfl an NFL player who Who died well before his time but the fact that you met him as a sixth grader. I and you counseled him on how to be a a good person and also Succeed in life. It really is remarkable. And you're still you're friends with his family. Correct Ron yes we are. You know After I got out of the hospital I was able to my wife and I ready to visit his family and Give month much the the opportunity to hear his heartbeat and You know just put her head on my chest and and this this heartbeat and she said just like you know The last time that I put my head on his chest and hurt his heartbeat fame. Heartbeat so You know became tight as I am and started doing. A lot of things with them Because Conrad is going to be with me forever so Why not just beautiful Rod your beautiful human man and I'm hoping assuming you're staying in place I mean talk about somebody. Who's at risk Or potentially vulnerable to this awful virus out. Imagine it's somebody who's had a heart transplant at age. Seventy four so I assume you're you're staying in place railroad if yes sir. I am rich you know and I don't see other people and it's hard for me because I like talking to people but I know to risk that I have as far as having a heart attack and my immune system I could just pick it up and and And die so I felt quarantine myself in in my home and It's boring but you know it's something that I have to do To stay alive. You Bet Rod look again I I. I know we've met on on occasion and you've been on the show before if you just want to call in and talk and just you know and and hang out On a show just just you know. Talk Baseball you know. Hopefully we have a playing season to talk about but even if not just I'd love to go down one by one. Every single all star year in eighteen time all star. I mean all the stories Please I'd love love love to help you pass the time at the very least rod. Okay yeah it sounds like a great idea because I I love talking about the game. I left talking about the players and you know of the game today. And what's GonNa Happen? Are we going to play? Or we're not GONNA play You know those are the things that I think about. All the time and There the the main thing though is that The guys don't get hurt by it. You know that they don't rush back into playing re real soon because you know you never know what can happen now. and their lives are just as important in importing is Everyone else's so It's a tough thing to what we're what we're faced with today. And God's GonNa get us through this rich right back at you rod great to spend time with you and look for our call. We're GONNA I'M GONNA reach out in a couple of weeks time. We'll just have you back on and I I'd love to know what you think of today's game and who's the best hitter and then go down memory lane? I'd I'd love to do it. Rod. Let's do that. Great Sounds Great. And and thanks so much for giving me a platform to talk about heart problems because you know it's a number one disease killer in this country and If I can save one life you know then By me telling my story and people listening and sure that they're taking care of their hearts and doing the right things Then I'm doing my job. You are doing that. Ron Thanks for the call. You be taken care. Take care of yourself and we'll chat right around the corner. Okay rich thank you. That's the Great Rod Karoo Baseball Hall of Famer and we didn't even talk talk about losing his daughter to leukemia. Talk about one tough out. How about that? Reggie Jackson the straw. That stirs drink of his title of his book. Too perfect one tough out everybody. Check that out. We'd come back Dan. Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons. Dvd Digs and Mike Vrabel. That's our final hour on the other side. Podcast one presents. This is a collect call from sing-sing name is John Lennon. 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"Expanding. Is More than just fast. It's Internet that gives you peace of mind security because if it's connected. It's protected. Yeah, even your robot back you. Can Your Internet do that. Learn more at XFINITY DOT com slash. Fi! I'm Alex. I know I have a new podcast. Let's get into it all about tackling this stuff. You and I wanNA know each week I'm joined by a friend and a wisdom tree, and we discuss everything you want to know about money. Love Your relationships, even fitness and mental health I love having deep conversations with my friends, and now it's your turn to get in on it. Listened to Alex, Iona, let's get into it on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast launching July seven. The berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in MLB. American this is inside the Parker you give us twenty two minutes, and we'll give you the scoop on major. League baseball now. Here's Baseball Hall of fame. Voter number eighty six. Rob Parker. Woke up to inside the Parker I'm your host Rob Parker water show. We have today former major league manager. Bobby Valentine drops by the podcast. Also we'll talk some baseball rule changes for the upcoming season with the baseball beat writer Anthony Finnick from the Detroit free press that plus foul affair and much more. Let's go. To lead off. It's getting rough and keep them up. Rob's hot take on the three biggest stories in major, League Baseball. Number, one wake. The kids call the neighbors July first. That's Ri-. Players reporting to makeshift spring training facilities all over Major League Baseball. Here we go. Basically three weeks and we can have a major league game. The twenty season could get started. July twenty third. That is the scheduled opening day. who knows what to expect? It's going to be strange. It's going to be weird, but I'm gonNA tell you this. I am embracing it. Embraced the twenty twenty season. Except what we have, it's better than nothing. I'M NOT GONNA POO. Poo it I'm not going to call it illegitimate on any nonsense like that. We're GONNA pandemic. If you want to read more, go read my column. On deadspin DOT COM. It's an open letter. MLB, America. Talking about this very thing. We just have to embrace what we have, and will it be legitimate? Sixty Games to me is legitimate of everybody's playing. The same amount given the circumstances. We have in the country right now with the pandemic. This is the best that can happen is no other way around it I'd rather have this. Than eighteen months with no baseball so. It won't be long twenty two days. And were here. Play Ball, and yes, baseball America will be open for business even without fans, but the national pastime will be bad number. Two a few days ago was the one hundred anniversary of the Negro Leagues Yes you remember prior to Jackie Robinson being. Allowed to play in the major leagues in Nineteen Forty, seven black players Brown players were barred from playing a major league baseball. So of course they started their own league. The Negro Leagues. And there were teams all over and fans showed up ahead. Greg uniforms and team names Kansas City monarchs. The Black Yankees a made the Newark bears to so many different teams and names. The Cleveland clowns up, just crazy crazy names. But Let's celebrate and you should take a look. How many Negro League teams. Can you name and we know some of the great players who played there? Including Satchel Page Josh Gipson. All kinds of great players who never got a chance in case of Josh Gibson never got a chance to play in the majors who is considered one of the greatest hitters who ever play baseball period, and that's a shame. But. It is the one hundred anniversary and I. Think you should Google and look it up. Read on it. It's very fascinating. Try to figure out some of the teams in the players and. Celebrate Black Baseball yes the Negro Leagues and its one hundredth anniversary number three the rockies in desma. N- had some interesting harsh words about Major League baseball this week. Talking about baseball leaving behind minorities especially in the game when you talk about the financial ramifications of what baseball has turned into from kids playing on. San Lots and neighborhoods to now. This whole organized baseball and lead level and showcases and players have to pay a thousand dollars to be seen by scouts at these big tournaments weekend, tournaments and whatnot, and the response to it obviously is that that is not good because you do separate, and you limit some players from having access to that stuff, so the only players who are being seen and drafted or the same people who can afford to go to these showcases baseball has done a lot to try to bring baseball back to the black and brown faces, especially the black kids in the inner city to have the RBI program. Baseball in the inner city. It's been around since nineteen, eighty nine, and just more than a million kids have participated over the years, and that's a good thing, but there needs to be more. We've seen the numbers and Hispanic players. explode to twenty seven percent, which is incredible baseball at a small uptake of African Americans from six point four to seven point three somewhere like that about a point up, which is good, not going the other way, so it's growing, but there needs to be more. And I, think baseball recognizes it understands it and I hope it does more. To make the game more inclusive and more accessible to everybody. Here comes the big interview. Listen handler so good. We've got former Major League baseball manager Bobby Valentine here on the podcast and Bobby. I want to start with this. I need you to clear this up for me rumor has it back in nineteen ninety nine when you showed up to the Dugout, wearing sunglasses and a fake moustache. That wasn't a one time thing. That was a crazy crazy day yeah, there's a catcher's balk. Called Mike Piazza by the home plate umpire I never seen, but I heard about catcher's balk would never seen one call to a game, and now it's very close game that we felt we had a wet win. At least I felt I had a win because they had fifty five games to go forty and fifteen or else I was going to quit. I made that a public statement. I would go forty and fifteen in the next. Fifty five gangs, and when I was asked, what if I didn't I said I quit, and this is like the fourth game of that fifty five game stretch, and they call ridiculous call might be us who I thirty argue with the fire, and I run out to the fire to get in between them. They guys with Do this Mike I can't lose you. It's extra hitting stay in the game. As I was walking away, I turned around. I said Hey. Randy could just throw me out for what I'm thinking. They said no, said well. I'm thinking you're lousy empire. It. Any through and when I got up into the club, the guy said Hey, you gotta go back down dugout because. We had just changed coaches, and they were sure that the coaches knew everybody was the bowl pets, and so it was extra innings, and I went down after putting on glasses and a hat, a t shirt, and then went into the training room and look to see what I look like and saw that they had these. I- stickers that you put underneath your I, and to keep the sons from having too much clear, and that's one of the is stickers and I put it underneath my nose along my top of my lip, and it could another one put it down the other way I looked at the guys in the Clubhouse, and they said Ville never know. Never know. I went out of his dugout got fined ten thousand dollars in a three game suspension, and then when I threw myself on the mercy of the court president of the national. League Leonard Coleman reduce the three days to two days. Reduce the fine from ten thousand to five to five thousand so with see do that that whole story. Bobby! Second Time! Did you do it another time? The first time I did I was American Lee and I got suspended for three games in the League precedence that I couldn't be in the stadium after batting. And so It was like Oh couldn't be the stadium. While how if we're in the Metrodome? Am I gonNa Watch this game because some al I've got to watch this game. It's my team play and it wasn't a TV in the bar across the street. No I went to these little street vendors I found a led Zeppelin. T shirt and I got some baby powder. At this time in my career, my hair was like jet black and I took. Talcum powder and All over my head, make my hair look like it was gray and I got a pair of sunglasses and I got a fake mustache and turned Dick Gray, and I put a hat. Close as though I was going to leave the stadium as I was directed to, and I turned right and went up an escalator to go to the left field bleachers. The only problem was on the way up the elevator some Minnesota. Twins fan going down the escalator. The other way looked over and said hey body. Where are you going thirty seconds? Tell me how you. How'd you restaurant which I've eaten plenty of time at Stanford doing. How long has it been open? Well, you know the. I've been in business for forty years forty more than that. Now forty years this year and you know because of the Kobe terribly. Obviously, we're you know we're big attraction bars out. Hopefully we'll be able to come back. Thank you. Xfinity X. Y. is more than just fast. It's Internet that gives you ultimate control. With the X. Y. APP, you can pause the Wi fi at the push button. Can Your Internet do that. Learn more at xfinity dot. com slash by. It's time for the pocket protector Centrum, the analytic numbers you need to know well, maybe Anthony Masterson as his name be s analytics is his game. What do you got for me? Anthony or rob? Valuating pitchers in today's game is much more than looking at a win loss, record, or even era with the preponderance of data at our fingertips. We are always looking for new ways to rank hurlers that today we're gonNA look at a metric club at Sierra or skill interactive your. Now, wife, SIP or Dra talked about earlier. Sierra is measured like La, but instead of taking into account only. Walks in home runs like fifth goes uses Baltin play to find out why certain pitchers are so successful and not limiting runs. Now strikeouts. They're very good. High strikeout pitchers usually allow weaker contact which limits runs walks. They're bad. But pictures limit them. We'll see their. CEO and numbers improve balls in play. That's where Sierra differs pitchers who can maintain a low batting average on balls in play or bad. Either by coaxing week, contact or a high strikeout rate perform very well, according to fear now that those parameters in mind last leaderboard, no shot at seeing guys like coal, shirts or Burland or to Guam Up. There's one through four really helps to legitimize the metric and fact, each of the top twelve pitchers on the leaderboard struck out every ten batters for nine innings. West three batteries for nine innings now Sierra, year to year is one of the most accurate. Let's successful pitchers and should be one for baseball fans everywhere to keep tabs on going forward. that. Was a big week in the big leagues. For is fair and now. Fear Shadow league DOT COM MLB INSIDER JR gamble. In a nine page letter on instagram. Colorado rockies player. Ian Desmond reflected on racism. He's faced with his life and recently became one of four players sitting out the. season, he said he's in doing it to improve the Sarasota little league parks and Inspire Better Little League baseball coach. And more diversity in the game is desmond sitting out the season for these reasons foul or fair jr? It's fair. Indictment is Biracial, which is completely unique, experience them to most people. He says he sometimes feels like he belongs everywhere and nowhere all at one. He, says the image of Judah George Roy murder wasn't breaking point especially on the whirlwind of reflection. And the rates of challenge dizzy, but when he was in high school, and the baseball team on the circle, and shouted white power before the Games or he says racist and sexist remarks that We heard him the pro locker room. He's kept his emotions hidden for so long. Instead of playing this season, you committed to making baseball more affordable kids. So many African Americans get price out of the sport, and that hurts him because they had so much to offer all kids as far as development as a person, he also wants to change what he calls the white culture of for. One that doesn't mean a lot of black players for his words having fun to being home runs. Or playing fancy, he thinks we'll help reconnect black athletes of the game and just making more fun so Kudos to end up being one of four major league they sit out for knowledge in these things and wanting to help improve baseball culture from the youth levels on up. It's time for trash. Talk twitter with your chance to trash, anyone or anything in major league baseball. This week's winner is a long comma ball is life and he hit me up on twitter with his trash quote I'm trashing George Great Goal. This, absolutely no reason at all to unseal. Man for its letter to the Yankees, that investigation is over and done with. The Yankees were find already for legally using a dugout falling with everything that's going on. There's no need to bring this up. It's own stuff. Baseball doesn't need any more scandals. We should all be happy with the fact that we're having a season if you wanna be like a line and win a new era snapback hat. Make sure you hit me up with your trash. All My twitter at Rob Parker F best one. That's why trash, anyone or anything in the world debase. When. Rob Was the newspaper columnist. He lived by this motto. If I'm writing I'm Rippin, let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new. Now let's welcome into the podcast Anthony Fenwick. He's covered. The Detroit Tigers for seven seasons for the Detroit Free Press and of course covers baseball anti welcome to the PODCAST. Robert my man. Thanks for having me. I always good to talk all no doubt and of course, July first on Wednesday play started to report to the makeshift. Spring training or summer training whatever you WANNA, call it. Just talk about the anticipation of of maybe having baseball in three weeks. I tell you what I think. There's anticipation but to be honest with you. Rob I think there's more than the breast because I. Don't think anybody knows for certain that Major League. Baseball can get through these next three weeks with the way. The Corona virus cases are up ticking across the country I. Don't think anybody's confident. They can get through these next three weeks. Let alone an. An entire sixty games season I think that they're still optimism in their culminates summer camp I. Don't know how I feel about that, but yeah, there's optimism but it it is the baseball. Everybody wants to see sixty game seasons in in the height of uncertainty, so I think it's kind of tempered especially with the the bad taste that that remains in everybody's mouths from the Labor negotiations. I get it but I think at this in a pandemic. If you're a baseball fan, anthony you just looking for if we can get a fast and furious season and I get all the other stuff and what's going on, and you're right, but if we can get a regular full regular postseason, and and some ball in given the circumstances I think most fans would take. I think so too I. Think it's it's it's unfortunate. The players and the owners weren't able to come to an agreement because I think in this format sixty games. If you would have increased the postseason, teams to. Expand the field. I think it would have been that much more open a team like the Tigers might have an opportunity to sneak in there so I think baseball's better than no baseball sports is better than no sports and we'll just see how it will. We'll just have to see how they they kind of handle it throughout the spring training in the. Our guest is Anthony Finicky covers the Detroit Tigers for the Detroit free press. Let's talk about some of the things we could see if there is baseball on July. Twenty third, which which is the scheduled opening day so? All National League Games will include the designated hitter where you on that, you like that. Yeah I think that's a long time comment. If it was going to be now is going to be at the next CBA, and a couple of years I think the the Games just been trending that way and I think that it's it's got some flaws right now. Especially in this society that has such a short attention span, as it does now I think the game needs to take a little bit and. I think that if they substitute a pitcher for a designated hitter guy that's just in there for the bats, the offense will increase and. They'll get their goal there so I think especially because it adds the another hype high-priced. Those teams I. Think it's okay, but you know what Robyn I'm I'm gonNA. Miss the strategy and I know people say it's outdated and pitchers are getting hurt, and that I understand it, but there was something unique about National League Baseball no doubt I'm with. You grown up watching National League Baseball New York as a kid. That's what I was accustomed to this one. I hope this is just for twenty twenty, but putting an extra innings putting a runner on second base. To start the inning or Were you on this? Or and my my argument Anthony is that. there. Aren't that many extra any games. My God that you making it like it happens every day. Do you like this? No I also don't like the other rule change, which is the you have to have a reliever? Finish the pirating pitching to three batters, etcetera no first extra innings I mean. What's GonNa Happen using rob. They're gonNA. They'RE GONNA guy over to third base, and then they can try to score them with a with a sacrifice fly I think that those seventeen eighteen any games That's part of the beauty of baseball, but I will say that look. This isn't a normal baseball season I. Think one of those games. If you were to have a sixteen seventeen eighteen in the game I, think could really handicap. Handicap, a team for the next week or two and given the fact that there sixty games I see where they're coming from. I don't think it helps the brand of baseball the brand of game that it is and then look the relievers. It's like look. I is a manager. have to sit there if he knows that his reliever isn't. He doesn't have it today. If you can have to sit there and watch him below the game because of this new rule so i. don't like either and I do think baseball has a little bit of a problem on their hands, because these rules are so new and. It's something that they have to get more life into the game, because these are the best players ever played it, but the the product is very poor at this time. I, last thing. As we said you've covered the Tigers for seven years in the real guy, who, if it was a regular season could have had a chance to hit his hip. As an e close enough to hit five hundred home runs on. Maybe not I think he's. Twenty five thirty away I think they were talking about the guy. Miguel Cabrera Right Miguel Cabrera could have done it under normal circumstances I doubt he's going to do it this year and sixty games, twenty-five but Miguel. Cabrera, what can we expect? Can he bounce back? Is he healthy or is still a question mark? I'll tell you what rob I just got back from watching Miguel Cabrera who is one of my coast, warm personal friends. I watched him takes batting practice at a local batting cage and he looks better than I have seen him since. I've been covering him this guy. He's slimmed down and he's appeared to kind of maintain that shape over the three month lay-off. He was hitting rocket after rocket and I think that. It's really easy to look at Miguel Cabrera as a thirty six thirty seven year, old player was asked prime. It's harder to look into a deepal deeper, and you know how this guy was. This is one of the greatest hitters of all time, if not the greatest and I think he's still had something to prove sixty game season should do him while. I'm expecting big things from Cabrera in twenty twenty, because I think that he's he's really putting the work to us to make his body get his body in shape, and that should help especially in the sixty guarantees or His name Anthony Fenick from the Detroit free press. Thanks for. Join US on the PODCAST Anthony and Maybe just maybe this all work out and we'll have baseball on July twenty third. Oakley Man thanks for picking me rob appreciate it. Now it's time for some diamond. Dust with wish TV's Phil, Sanchez. 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REShow: Jayson Stark. Hour 2 (07-24-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

46:11 min | 1 year ago

REShow: Jayson Stark. Hour 2 (07-24-19)

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I have a feeling you need to get him while the getting's good <hes> when I on Cork this question second <hes> and <hes> Jason starks GonNa join us here on the show he wrote a great peace based on his weekend at the baseball hall of fame where he went in with the J. G. Taylor spink award for his excellent work covering the game <hes> behind the scenes in cooperstown on induction we can very simple headline line for the athletic <hes> and <hes> I want to also talk with them about last night's game that was just totally wild between the Yankees and twins the angels dodgers had an amazing game here last night where trout homered appearing to be out of the stadium out of dodger stadium with I wanna get this fact right his fifth homerun of four hundred fifty feet or more this season ties the pirates slugger Josh Bell for most in Major League baseball this year he also throughout Max Bonzi at the plate in Calhoun throughout cody bellinger and the game at home so as a wildly entertaining game here in southern California late night and then the game between the Yankees and the twins went late night and both of those time zones as well five hours plus in game the Yankees initially took the lead then the twins poured onto go up eight to nine five yanks take the lead ten nine to lose the lead eleven ten and then gain the lead back twelve eleven and then lose the lead by giving up Ron in the ninth length with Aroldis Chapman coming on loading the basis before shutting the door forcing extra innings for the Yankee scored another two runs in the top of the tenth only to have their reliever atom out of you know load the basis on walks again and then Aaron Hicks with a remarkable leaping grab of a screaming line drive ticketed for the left Centerfield Wall to end the game and a walk off fashion. All three twins on the basepaths would have absolutely scored in my mind on believable finish to that game last night which leads me to think you know obviously going back and forth my emotions were being toyed and it was July twenty third. You're thirty ninth birthday and I will ask you about the Burger draft at some point today that went down last night for your celebratory evening we but I asked this question. I'm sure twins fans were just snapped. The television often just stared at the ceiling. Even though it's just July twenty-third still though it's one of those leave Mark Yep so what's the one loss in your Phantom. That's left a mark that still not gone away and we'll never go. You got one Brockman. Yeah no doubt which is what which one for you giants Patriots Superbowl Two thousand seven Boris in the end zone or or Alma catch the helmet catch. That's perfect season that immortality that's greatest N._F._l.. Team of all time the one for me. It's it's I'm going revolving in my hand in my head for me. There's three of them. I've got baseball when also there's three of them. There's the Kordell Stewart Hail Mary to beat Michigan Incense in the big house up seventy yards arts uncorked. There's also the Harbaugh's first years head coach at Michigan Getting Ready to beat Michigan State and put Michigan officially back on the map and then they can't even get the pawn off. There's here's the timeout game against North Carolina Yup and then for baseball for me. It was losing to the Seattle Mariners in the nineteen. ninety-five playoffs wound up being don mattingly last baseball game in the King King Dome winner go home for both teams and Griffey junior junior comes around off of Jack Mcdowell who is in the game as a reliever that one still leaves eight mark to me and also as proof why you know Rivera's one of the all time greats last night's a perfect example yeah <hes> that was that was a wrap that was a rap if if most goals the mount I'm wondering what yours is is eight four four tool full rich number two dow. I mean those are just four off the top. Just where I the I was in Redding California where this show is hurt every day as the five P._M.. And Eleven A._P._M.. Sports Anchor for television spare the north spirit of the north state channel seven on and I was in my apartment you know the one where the people on the other side of my wall were complaining because they said I slammed my cabinets too loud amount of cabinet slammer amount of just they just didn't have those they didn't have has little pad now. He's making like seven bucks an hour by the way literally I wasn't going to go by pads for my cabinet by the way here I am <music> airing neighbor grievances in Redding California twenty five years later. Almost I remember snapping the television I sat in the dark sat in the dark. After when Griffey junior scored musburger did the call Brent Musburger. Doing you want a baseball game and I snapped it. I just I stared into space silently any darkened room for minutes on end yeah. That was me <hes> Oh three L._C._S.. This game seven well Aaron Boone Right Boone. Walk off amazing sat in the dark for about five minutes at my friend's house sat in the dark then didn't say goodbye Scott up more F- well obviously Minnesota Vikings fans would point out losing the year that they all thought that they were going going into the Super Bowl and ninety eight losing to the Falcons in the short only Gary Anderson missed all season and there's a Blair Walsh moment Isabel but on the flip side Minnesota handed the New Orleans saints one that the saints fans mean thing about it all due respect or according to producer Don Mbui's Big Saints Fan back to back years to go out in the playoffs like they did in Minnesota and then last year the N._F._C. Championship game that is a that's a that's the tough beat those are yet. That's been sucked out on the river. That's for sure big time so I wonder what what <hes> what is yours. Mike do you have one is it Seton Hall Michigan Eighty Nine P._M.. There it was insane in the kingdom yeah it's got to be I mean that's it. That's my only one we had the game phantom foul and you guys be en route. Honestly I remember being in my fraternity house watching that game getting set to run to the Michigan Daily 'cause I drew the short Straw raw amongst all sports editors to close the paper that night yeah. Everyone just knew that win or lose. We're going to be hammered so yeah you know so you know I remember that and we were all the romy me. Robinson was the last one we want to go the free throw on he could not make many free throws consecutively all year long but he made those students. Oh this club and it's funny how yours is one of my most joyous moments and yours. Brockman is one of my I most Jewish birds short. I got a basketball two thousand thirteen final four Michigan couple of wide open threes would've gave us the lead. Maybe propelled us to championship Nope Mrs Right and then we went on and then you went onto the final game to lose to cheated their way into that doesn't exist that doesn't exist in a better. We got that we do not get better did did belong to ring going to Cleveland for that one no ring so. I don't understand they vacate we. We don't get elevate. How about this N._C._W._a.? You vacate then you elevate. I think it works that way. Does it work that way Allen Dallas who couldn't get in yesterday because he the he wanted to wish you happy birthday Brockman. You're sorry can get you yesterday. <hes> what's going on your mind here but that's all right <hes> the rich Eisen show hosted by Chris Brockman sports reporter Chris Brockman which is okay Ed. Thanks brother Richard. When will you slamming cabinets? What year ninety five I was a cow? Yeah so you know you've been listening to the show for a long time when you know we we've already discussed these situations so what's the nineteen ninety giants lost. The Popular Anderson ran out ran out of the ran out of the stadium. After you scored a touchdown and overtime giants lose nineteen thirteen that was nineteen ninety so I was probably a child at that point the the three com game with the niners giants that was a bad one when when they lost with the fumbled snap and bummer but when when the N._F._l.. Day later said there should have been pass interference called play Mariuchi when asked about that said Bummer yeah yeah I thought it and then that's football and then obviously the baseball calls Beltran called third straight. That's as an adult. You know so like it's it's it runs the gamut right like nineteen ninety. We were both kids. You know basically you know you have emotions of that. As an adult you know like it <hes> the the Beltran was still was <hes> bill stills rough <hes> and <hes> you know one of the thing I wanted to talk about yesterday is <hes> and I tweeted about it after hearing the comments from <hes> Cleveland's finest now Lawrence Taylor. Taylor okay it was the franchise right all right. Eli Manning is a franchise that we can frank. Gifford is a franchise Odell Beckham Sarah. You know what I would have been if he stuck around out like look. Let's I I'm willing to debate this Israel brief with you here. Is that Odell Odell when he said that he he was the giants brand the he was never the giants brand but he was definitely the guide kept your team relevant over the last five years. There is no doubt about that. That's the reason why they were on Sunday night. Football half the time outside of week one against Dallas when you knew it you know I it was early on in the season you we're GONNA get yourself a game regardless. I mean you gotta get up. At least I what I hear you know. Two of US nine understand that that is what the giants brand is is winning championships best you can and so all right. I'll be point. I know what you're saying. Thanks take your real all right <hes>. Let's go to John and Carson California just down the road here. What's up John Rich? I think you and I were in Ann Arbor at the same time I graduated in Nineteen Ninety and my most heartbreaking one was it didn't happen at the game but sitting in the student section watching rack is male return second touchdown of the game of little kickoff <hes> when we had totally dominated them in every other aspects of the game loss because well kicking that second John that was my first gain covering Michigan football for the Michigan Daily Ida. I'd you know that blessed the the institution Itution of learning that we both hold so near and dear <hes> they put an I'm assuming they still do it. <hes> the lead reporters for the Michigan Daily in the press box right on a fifty. I mean it's the catbird see up for the students and I was sitting right there right on the fifty and I'm looking around and I'm thinking this is the greatest thing ever what day this is going to be and then rocket rocket returns one and as Legend has it bogue goes in the locker room says we're kicking the ball often order Dan we're gonNA kick it to that damn rocket and we're GONNA put him on his you know what and they went doc at the other way and ruined ruined the whole possibility of national championship and what was both final season so he was running. He's running right at the student section. It was it was always in slow motion action. The Guy was client. Slow motion running right towards the goal line and you just watching and there's no no no no no Michigan guys around John At least one thing that we have in our favor regardless of win or lose against Notre Dame. This year is Rudy's a fraud. We all thanks thanks John this is he gonNa sue me one day for jokingly tongue-in-cheek calling him a front intentionally <hes> all right. Let's sneak one morin-roger in Corona California. What's up Roger? Hey rich love your cell. Listen every chance I get thanks brother twelve twelve years old in nineteen sixty two when Willie mccovey looked like he was GonNa win the game for split-second hit the lion drive that Bobby Richardson Kat. I was big giants Fan. Oh my God you know thanks to call l.. Roger and it's amazing here is nine hundred sixty two. This is two thousand nineteen Rogers still hasn't gotten over that amazing things forever and again some. I'm not equating last night's game with things that you can't get over but today hey twins fans can't get over it and Yankee fans. If that ball had not been caught by Hicks today would have been so even with the Yankees and the twins both twenty plus games over five hundred Yankees or thirty over. I five hundred still leaves mark. That's the beauty baseball that you when you start that game last night no idea that five hours in five minutes later are breath would all be taken away both sides. I do love that about the sport eight four four four rich number to dial our poll question is brought to you by our friends at truecar. When it comes to selling your trading in your car you need to make good choices and with truecar? You've got a star on your roster so when you're ready to sell her trade in your car checkout truecar archer cash offers not available in all areas. What do you have over there Chris now that we've workshop that all right which team will go further this N._F._l.? Season Brown's raiders jets Ravens Brown's lead the way fifty nine percent ravens twenty three percent ten percent percent jets eight percent raiders okay <hes> eight four four zero four rich number two down which sporting events loss something. You've never gotten over but Wanna hear from you throughout the rest of our show during James of the Los Angeles charges strolling into our studio in person when we come back Jayson Stark A. Longtime colleague of mine from E._S._p._N.. General good guy and also one of the best of the business as he is now enshrined in the Baseball Hall of fame and museum in Cooperstown New York he was right there front and center amongst everything wrote a great article about it in the athletic obviously <hes> in the current day of Major League baseball not just last night's game but some pennant races already forming and then next week's the trade deadline so there's lots to talk about Jason Star of the athletic end and the whole thing when we come back in the rich Eisen show this summer. There's only one trusted place that lets you get in on all your favorite sports betting action that online dot A._G.. Sign up today for a free account at bet online dot A._G.. and Use Promo Code podcast just one for your fifty percent off. Welcome bonus or text bet now two to three eight six six nine. That's B. E. N. O. W. Two to three eight six six nine to receive your fifty percent. 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This would be the honor of a lifetime no matter who did the voting but to be elected by you is cool as it gets because all I ever wanted from the time I was a kid was to be one of you baseball hall of Famer Jason Stark here on the rich Eisen show how Oreo Jason how does that sound good. I feel like I've been floating man for that a week. It's pretty livable. No it's funny you. You're well. It's funny. It's great. It's terrific but when I say funny it's like it's remarkable. <hes> is the better word your piece in which you're first person piece behind the scenes in Cooperstown on induction weekend. I you know clearly that the honors different when when you go into hall of fame from covering it and covering it is interesting incredible honor when I did that at E._S._p._N.. And your piece talking about the beautiful Odusoga hotel in Cooperstown it really is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting and they have a an event there were all the returning hall of Famers Show Up. I walked in there and it was like not at the museum. All the plaques were alive. I couldn't speak I'm wondering and you talk about that in your piece. I WANNA give you the floor and tell people what that was like the day before everything yeah I mean it's really exactly the way I felt you know. These guys treated me from day. One like I was one of them. Wade boggs walked out the Thursday and welcome to the club and you know I heard those words a lot but then it was Saturday Saturday you know we're supposed to assemble in a room with iota saga so I could go speak so naturally I was the first one there I was going to be late my own. Maybe just sitting around chatting. Try My the best to keep by heart from exploiting for my chest and then I looked around the room and realized who was in the room you know Sandy Koufax was in the room and Brooks Robinson was in the room and Ken Griffey was sitting right next to me and I have to admit I had to get up. Leave my seat and walk over to a corner of the room and try to take it all in thought. You know what I need to take a walk just to breathe. I think I'll walk down the hall of the men's room just too breath and I'm walking and next thing I know there's Jeff Bagwell and he was great to me all weekend. He said how you doing and I said Jeff. I'll be honest. I'm having a hard time feeling like I am worthy of being in that room with those guys and he said I feel the same way. I said you feel the same way and he ed yeah. I have a hard time sometimes convince myself that I'm a hall of Famer the way they're hall of famers and it made me feel better. <hes> later was sitting with Jim Tomi on Sunday when they told him that he was. They would like him. You sit next to Hank Aaron onstage dot ceremony on Sunday. I saw the look of on his face and so I realized it wasn't just me even the greatest players who ever lived have that feeling about guys in that room amazing and then obviously you know <hes> the day that it happens in in that meadow. It's just it really is like I said a painting. The whole thing is just a beautiful weekend. It's just amazing and I'm wondering honoring what what what <hes> of the day itself on that Sunday. Will you remember Jason. Well you know Sunday. I didn't speak my day to speak with Saturday Sunday thought way. I'm going to have it easy you have to do it was go out there and wave but because I was last I found myself backstage with just a really small group. <hes> you know Brandy holiday was there Edgar was there Mike Mussina Marietto and Mike Mussina was showing me these notes that his wife have written out for him so he wouldn't make a full of himself out there and we were laughing about that and and <hes> both he and Mary Hano we're so nice to me. We're so complimentary about my speech and Marielle even said to me. He said you know this is easy for you. You right you play. I'm sorry you right you talk. It's it's easy. We don't right. We don't talk we play if you had to play. It would be hard for you this. I'd argue with that right but it it almost made me feel like for a minute he he would love to trade his skill set for my skill is he wasn't sure he could get the words out and then of course you went out there and he was awesome. I'll never forget that moment. Well I mean and you're you're also perfect person to put in perspective. Of what the day was like for the holidays. You're you have <hes> philly routes <hes> before you join E._S._p._N.. For All those years that I was fortunate enough to work with you Jason what was it what can you put into words what the day was like for the holiday family on Sunday so beautiful so sad so special so heartbreaking. It was all of that you know I <hes> my wife and I talked a lot to to brandy through the weekend and she was amazing. She handled herself with incredible dignity. As she always does <hes> she. She was really emotional on Sunday. How could she not be but anytime anytime I've ever heard her speak? She sees somehow finds the right words and I thought she did again on Sunday as difficult as that was I was I was in the front row in fact people thought I was photo bombing. You know the jeeter that jeter Posada petted Tino Martinez grew they were sitting right behind us <hes> but I watched her closely they were showing the video of of role in his career and she couldn't watch she couldn't make yourself watch and I felt for her so much in that moment yet she was able to this stand up and and be so honest and real about it and talk about how she couldn't watch. Could someone please send her that video sometime. I thought she was amazing in her kids the way they handled everything you know our son brain was amazing. He wants to do it. We do rich and then he actually sat at the podium with her afterwards the press conference <hes> you know their family is still strong and holding it together and that's not easy though is not Jayson Stark J. G. Taylor spink award winner at this past <hes> weekends National Baseball Hall of Fame Name and museum ceremonies right here on the rich Eisen show. Do you think Edgar's <hes> admission is finally gonNA break something free for we know Ortiz obviously will do that but I mean the designated hitter sort of Bugaboo ooh letting those folks into the hall what he offered me on that now yeah <hes> I know I do and you know how Danes was. He was a D. H.. For the most part in his career was raising that goes through this decade long debate about whether it belonged in the hall of fame and then have him stand up there and give those speeches back to back and <hes> you know. It's GonNa take just the right D. H.. It's GonNa take someone like Edgar. Who's WHO's period of dominance just as a hitter is so undeniable that no voter can ignore it? I don't think just any all D. H.. is going to go in but you're right <hes> he certainly paves the way for big PAPI and in some ways I wonder how he's going to affect the next Veterans Committee that considered say Dick Alan because one of the things that also heard Edgar was he got the big league so late that his traditional national counting stats didn't seem like they were enough and yet we were able to look beyond that as voting group and realize what he was for those ten years you know all those years in a row of three hundred four hundred on base and five hundred slugging it just doesn't happen and I you know I I if you look at Dick Allen two gallon to not have the county numbers but he does have the other numbers and so I do think Edgar is going to cause us as voters voters to have a different perspective on a number of candidates going forward on what about the so-called steroid arrow. What's the latest scuttle but I don't know if you get your ear to the ground because your feet were were not on it based on your weekend? What can you tell me about it yeah well? I mean Barry Bonds Roger Clemens three elections to go a couple years ago. I was convinced they were getting in because of the way they're vote. totals had grown own year to year and then what we've seen the last two elections is they're pretty stagnant. You know it almost feels like anybody who was open to changing their mind and voting for them has already changed aged it. They're not that far away but are there there. Are there enough votes for them. I'm not sure <hes> the ballot is really opened up now. Because the number of candidates that we have elected over the last couple of years <hes> <hes> were about to find out but it really wouldn't shock me if they wind up going in on the final year which I believe would be Alex Rodriguez his first year. Oh Gosh Yeah right how about they get half a plaque those too because you could make the case clemens seriously clements hall of fame career with the Red Sox and and bonds at a hall of fame career with the pirates you could you could make considerable cases for that Jessen totally cut it. I mean there there. There are plenty of reasons reasons to vote for those guys if you're open to it and you know I I've come to this conclusion that what we should do with players like that is we should we should vote for them. We we should elect them and then we should let the hall figure out how to handle it. Hall of fame has been very happy to stand the background and let the writers try to figure it out and put all all the agonizing on us supposedly ever elect them that they could figure out a way to deal with it now that you're in Jason Heck with leave it on their latman right. I love it. I love it the floodgates. I don't think I have Jayson Stark here on the rich Eisen show. Let's talk about the hearing now <hes> this is weird the trade deadline. Let's not let's let's not ignore. This has been weird but it's just been weird and the fact that you had <hes> Kimbrel sign late. It was weird that Kaikal sign late that we're seeing weird things things about the market and free agency we hadn't seen before this is now the first deadline where there is no waiver period behind it is what is can we draw through line between everything. I've just said Jason Yeah well. I think a lot of it yeah and this is really been an odd deadline. People thought that the impact of only having one deadline no August trades would be that it everything would start sooner but instead almost nothing of consequence has happened yet and if you've got a really strange structure in most of these divisions where the division leaders have really bigly it's and they're very few teams that can look look at the division standings other than the ellendale central and thank you. We're going to catch that team but then you have this whole group of teams that's two three games out of the wildcard game and a half out of the wildcard and I I think it's creating eating a weird kind of gridlock in that. Those teams have a really hard time selling when they're two games out of contention right right of a playoff spot but it's hard to buy when you know your reward for even sneaking sneaking in and is you've got to win that wildcard game and then you've got to try to figure out some way to beat the dodgers or Yankees good luck and so those teams don't WanNa buy. They're afraid to sell their everybody. Just you know holding pattern. We're waiting for some clarity or trying to figure out some way. They're going to explain it to their fan base when they finally do what they do. Well I mean the giants are perfect example right. I mean the giants were dead in April May and June waters and now they're on fire. They're above water there two games above five hundred you can make the case that they're the best team in baseball in the month of July. Madison Bumgarner is not going anywhere with botchy walking a eventually to the place where you just got enshrined right. I mean that's there's no chance of him. Being traded in the next week would use categorize that Jason I I wouldn't say no chance but they were eleven games under five hundred entering July and now they're two games over that that is just crazy that happened and you know I think in any normal circumstance they'd hold they'd go for it. You know but just take a step back now rich. Why did they hire far hands Aidi Eighty th that was a team that did everything internally that was just a picture of stability? They didn't hire for hand to keep the band together was not the plan. <hes> I'm sure that is incredible tension within that organization trying to figure out what to do. I wouldn't say never on mad bomb. It's hard but I wouldn't say never I would say that if they trade him it has to be the kind of deal where Farhan can look into the cameras and say how could not do this so then which is the team that offers in the godfather offer or should. Let's put it that way. Which team do you think needs to make the godfather offer from Madison? Bumgarner is on top of the list is the braves <hes> I you know I think the braves indeed a guy that it fits that profile. He'd be really comfortable there. I think they'd have a chance to to to sign them and make it worth their while if they trade for him <hes> that that's the most logical fit for me but you know he's reminded us now. During this run who is he might not be the guy who marched out of the pen and Kansas City and twenty fourteen game seven but this guy's an animal he competes and the better your team is the better he is and bigger. The game is the bigger the moment is for him he he loves this. He put him on a good team. <hes> I think a lot of teams could dream on that and where would go but it it's going to have have to be a big deal big okay and <hes> and named naming another big name guy that you think could go <hes>. Let's say the Yankees or the Red Sox or say you know <hes> anybody else the top of the food chain even the cubs somebody that might Washington making a move here to try and I still think the guy who watches Trevor Bauer. I mean the Indians are they're. They're having exactly the same debate that the giants it's our all of a sudden. They're sixteen games over all of a sudden. There's three games out the division all of a sudden if the wildcard game where today they would host it and it's really difficult for a team like that to sell and yet I was in Cleveland for the all-star game and I get the feeling they know this team as well as it's played. Lately is not as good as their other teams. They're they're not a win. The World Series team not as currently constituted if they could make a deal that's the equivalent of what's <hes> raised it last year with Chris Archer. I'm convinced they would do that. <hes> I mean a team like the Astros convey absorbed him into their clubhouse hall. Off All the the drama that's going on between him and that team. I don't know but I'd watch them. They're looking for their shopping for that that kind of guy I will shock me. The padres came out of the PACK I. I don't think we live in an age. Now where you're the trade deadline is all about buyers and sellers the way at once was. I think it's a shopping opportunity. That's how most teams now view at your modern front offices and so the Indians are smart and creative creative. There are a lot of teams out there that could it could by Trevor Bauer known you haven't next year to he's a fascinating piece in this puzzle last one for Jayson Stark based on last night's twins Yankees game <hes> even though it's not <hes> an all time situation it was intense. The twins fans in the Yankee fans knew that the loser would leave it would leave a mark on them. What's the one sporting event of your life that used the loss by a team that you rooting for the you still can't get over to this day and it's not a long time since I really rooted but any sport you can make Syracuse Basketball Family Okay and I? I don't think I've gotten over keeps smart yet. That's to admit I still see Derrick. Coleman clanking the the free throw and keeps smart hit net shot Indiana at that. That's the one still sticking to my memory bank. Hey go well congrats Jason. You are a well deserving of the weekend in the honor that you just had to bestowed upon you. I've known you for a while and I love having you on the show congratulations to you and your family rich. Thank you so much. I really appreciate those words. I appreciate you have the on <hes> you and I go back a long time and I treasure a friendship. Thank you right back at you at Jason S. T. on Twitter Jayson Stark National Baseball Hall of Famer right here on the rich Eisen show how about that keeps martinets the eighty seven right to go to eighty seven national championship game about that <hes> make a free throw by God a call during the interview usually usually my phone's buzzing and it's just like look at it and I you know family members. No you know I'm on the it's gotta be some sort of like cold caller. Whatever right terrible one really I think it was for real or buttle? What do you think I mean? He would have been scrolling his eased to get to you never know I think it might be real. All I'm saying is that if we only have the ability to create a drop in two minutes when we come back play the first ever edition of real or dial on the richeisenshow Mueller but I'm gonNA use the commercial break to find out exactly what the Hell's going on right here. I love this titans report for camp this week right. Just everybody else does Luanne camp yet. NOPE that's coming up on on Friday. Maybe that was alive bussing with the boys tomorrow could be that to maybe he's doesn't move. I know the missionary Tom you move the bus you get out here in Los Angeles I'm coming on. I'm still going to find that out. Take your phone calls at eight four four zero four riches well the loss in your life that that you cannot get over you still to this day you can't get over and we check on our poll question news update Derwin James of the Los Angeles chargers in studio in our three and more right here on the rich Eisen show. 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I mean a walk off thrown out at home at play Colquhoun with a peg so calhoun throughout bell injured at game on a dart from right and trout throughout Muncie in the seconding and dark from center and trout left the building a look. I know <hes> for a lot of folks on the East Coast. The freeway freeway series doesn't like good stuff out here man so apparently they had <hes> they put a radar gun on that trout throw home ninety eight point six miles per hour could be the most talented baseball player reversing or the planet earth has ever said they'd definitely I've ever seen in thirty nine years. I mean Griffey maybe bonds. Maybe does it all. He does it all my trump does it all and again. I cannot stress enough when tyler or skaggs was remembered in front of the home audience common back from the all-star break and his mom throughout that first pitch through strike and everybody in the stains went on what's going to happen tonight. He's the the one who put them on the board with a to Jack to launch a seven run I in which he then knocked into more runs with a double like he does everything wearing tyler skaggs forty five hit four four hundred fifty four feet unbelievable just got to see it in October man. I would love to the country. We see it in October. GotTa sit in October. We've been asking you <hes> based on last night's <hes> crushing loss for the twins. What's the one loss that you can't get over period that you still haven't been able to get over <hes>? Let's go to wait and Kentucky. He's at the top of our call screen. Let's get you on the show. What's up? Wait any not much. Thanks for taking the call for making it got three heartbreaking losses okay <hes> Dr Kentucky Fan so obviously ninety two Christian Leitner. The shot which C._B._S. reminds us of every year so yes I see that one of the reasons I can't Dan March sometimes is that <hes> second one twenty ten Calipari first year lead eight against <hes> West Virginia and their funke's zone we go about O of three thousand from the three point line <hes> lose that game and then the one that I we'll never get over to this day is the twenty fifteen final four loss to Wisconsin <hes> ruining our dreams of a forty and a perfect season and the worst thing about the twenty ten and fifteen seasons that do came in as <hes> swooping on got both those national titles that we should have had way. Thanks for the call man I give you the hug but Kentucky's one <hes> you know once more to at least and I don't at Lee way makes a great point. Some of the losses that leave a mark are so indelible in the history of the sport is well right that you see them all the time and he and or another instance of it happening in regular season game hearkens to that memory for the announcers were well. Let's go back to this date. Tell me anytime in any sport where timeouts are fine. I that somebody calls at time out that the team doesn't have left Utah. Tell me about that one. It's called pulling awebber how it has its own name. How about a Hail Mary that the quarterback through from his own thirty yard line right every time you see all goes Weber that's a Kordell Stewart brings back for me and the Kordell Stewart one happened when I visited had Keith Olbermann because areas Zehr Eric's Eric Source Day who you've met this gentleman Eric Sorenson who was the C._B._S. evening news executive producer when I was in turn there in the summer of ninety four as a thank you for my service being the intern which is very nice? He did me a favor. He looked at my resume tape and he goes. You know what it's not bad. How'd you like to have an informational chat with my buddy? Keith Olbermann. I'm in a fantasy baseball football league with him or is rotisseries what it was called back then. I'm not sure yes so I took advantage of that and I visited Keith Olbermann who has couldn't have been more gracious to sit down with me for half an hour that day. I did it with Keith before I met with him. I was at E._S._P._N.. That day that Kordell Stewart through it that's grant I was one day I make E._S._p._N.. And my head's on a swivel and I'm like this is the greatest thing ever and that's the one day I wanted to turn every television often my sight but you know Nice soft landing in the fact that two years later I was hosting sports with Keith over say kept telling you not yet not yet. He's the only eventually he's the only home improvement expert on television. 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The Sporting Life: 8/2/19

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

36:56 min | 1 year ago

The Sporting Life: 8/2/19

"Welcome to the sporting life with Jeremy shop over the next hour a producer from H._B._O.'s hard knocks explains how they get n._F._l.. Teams to buy hi into the show getting a big name. People like Antonio Brown or Derek Carr or certainly coach crewmen onboard is really assuring them that we're not asking. Can you to work for you. Just do what you normally do. This isn't a an additional responsibility at a time of year when you have plenty and an advocate goes to bat for former Yankees catcher Thurman Munson Johnson who he says belongs in the Baseball Hall of fame. It's been forty years and Thurman Path and baseball changed the way evaluates players. What we've we've done is we've taken another look Thurmond's career and through the modernland faithful analytics but comparative analysis it career really does stand standout plus? A Major League Baseball groundskeeper discusses how he got into the profession. I love being outside. Science was the subject I enjoy the school l.. A. Grew up taking care of people's lawn. I love faithful thought dumb on how to be a major league ground through. This is the sporting life on E._S._P._N.. Radio and the E._S._p._N.. APP here's Jeremy Schaap welcome to another edition sporting light coming up later in the show of I'll be speaking with someone who is hoping to see Thurman Munson. The Yankees Catcher died forty years ago this week in a plane crash enshrined in Cooperstown I town but first we're joined by our own Sam Borden who's been spending time with Christian Pulisic the twenty year old wonderboy of American in men's soccer who is now joining English Premier League Team Chelsea. There's a story coming up Sunday morning on E. Sixty in a story as well at E._S._p._N.. Dot Com samborn Gordon joins us now sam how you doing. I'm doing great Jeremy Nice to be with you. Thank you for joining us. You spend a lot of time with Christian Pulisic and last aside most mainstream American sports fans are paying any attention to the men's national team <hes> they were being humiliated if that's the right word by Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago in twenty seventeen which prevented them from playing in the World Cup in Russia in twenty eighteen so we haven't heard <hes> much about other than the fact that he was transferred transferred from Germany to Chelsea for seventy three million dollars in January very he's about to suit up soon for Chelsea for the first time when I see him actually play for Chelsea <hes> well first of all. Let me say that I think humiliated he did his absolutely the right term for how we saw a Christian Pulisic and the U._S. national team last that was a very rough finish to the end end of World Cup qualifying. I think it was you know a total nightmare really for both the soccer federation and fans here that they missed out on the World Cup and it was a big deal for Christian Russian. <hes> you know there aren't that many opportunities for <hes> American soccer players generally to really shine on the global stage in the world. Cup is one of those rare opportunities. That's what I think kind of makes politic story so interesting is that by making this move to Chelsea. He is really sort of he's doing the rest of the soccer. World does make a big impact in the club career which is different than what American players have done in the past his first game against Manchester United on August eleventh and from that point going forward he is going to be in the spotlight every week and that's not a spotlight that in American soccer players ever had to deal with before I expect to see Christian Pulisic regularly and Chelsea's first team lineup yeah I mean at this point I would say so you know <hes> he has started several of the preseason games they played each scored two goals and drew a penalty kick <hes> against <hes> an Austrian team in an exhibition in <hes> earlier last week and he's been featured. I mean you know Chelsea's dealing with a transfer ban. They're not allowed to sign any more new players for another year because because they broke some rules in terms of the transfer market and this was their penalty so there aren't any big names coming in politic. Is You know the one of the big names that came in during this past off-season and he's going to be a big part of replacing <hes> and hazard who left Chelsea <hes> went to Real Madrid and really is one of the top ten in players in the world so there's a lot of pressure on ballistic and I think he's GonNa be put right into the fire. We've never seen despite the fact that tens of millions of American kids have been playing soccer in the last half century and we develop guys like Harks and Raina and Romo's and Donovan in and Beasley said there's never been an international star outfield player who's come from the United States. Christian Pulisic comes from a soccer background his his parents both played college ball. His father was a soccer <hes> <hes> I guess he was a coach in the indoor league <hes> he he's been overseas for a long time. What's GonNa make Christian Pulisic different than literally any male player ever before from the United States yeah? I think you know you said it quite well. I think there's there's no doubt there have been successful players from America in the past and I don't want to denigrate how good a player like Tim Howard was I mean he played for Manchester United for a while. He played for Everton for for awhile. He's probably the best goalkeeper that we've had in U._S.. Soccer history and he succeeded in that primarily for a long time but it is different when you were the a guy in the middle of the field. You're the guy with the ball or the guy who is expected to create goals and score goals as well. I think the thing that I keep coming back to with politic is that that he came up in Europe. He went to Borussia Dortmund which is a team. That's known for developing young players. You know as their youth director said to me when I was over there interviewing him. We don't buy stars we make stars that is exactly what Dortmund is known for and that's exactly what politic went through you know he came remove age in the Jordan Academy and I think to be able to come through that and now come out the other side and still be able to handle the pressure be able to have grown your game to the point that team like Chelsea wants to give you <hes> you know big salary and pay seventy three million dollars to get you. I think that differentiates him pretty significantly from guys like Donovan or Dempsey who did have some success in England but developed more in America. When Donald went to Germany? He didn't have nearly success that <hes> politic had with Dorman not even close gin. We're speaking with Sam borden about Christian Pulisic. Who is the the hope nope for American men soccer <hes> he is expected <hes> by many people already consider him one of the greatest players <hes> the country has ever produced <hes> in terms of what he can do to bring attention to the men's national team the way that he could be marketed? I mean if he ends up being a good player for Chelsea one of the four or five most popular teams on the planet. What does that mean for American soccer soccer? Yeah I mean that's that's an important question to consider as well. I think that obviously you know the experiences that he's had with the national team so so far have not gone as well as he would like you know missing out on World Cup qualifying that was you know perhaps the biggest blow losing the Gold Cup final this past summer another disappointment mm-hmm and <hes> so I think that Pulisic has yet to sort of make the impact on the national team that he would like but as you said I mean he's got a long way to go when we interviewed Landon Donovan. He said this is the guy I mean for the next ten years. He's the most important player for the national team and I agree with that. I think there's no question about that. There are a lot of other young players that are on the rise or some really interesting guys you know Weston. mckennie is doing great in Germany <hes> John Brooks. We've already seen defender. He's making an impact in Germany as well. Will you know there are a lot of guys that are on the rise and Pulisic is sort of in the top of that list. I think you're GONNA see a real change of national team. I think it will start this. <hes> this this fall when they're trying to qualify for next summer's Olympics and then we're right back into World Cup qualifying for the next to the the next go around so I you know there's a a little bit of a lull for the next few months certainly when the focus will be on the club career but then I wouldn't be surprised if people try to help the team qualify for the Olympics and if they they get there to play. I think you know he's looking to make an impact on the national team. He hasn't done that yet but it's something that is very important to him. Corning life on E._S._P._N.. Radio and the E._S._p._N.. APP since two thousand one football fans in particular have I've been mesmerized by the H._B._O.. And N._F._l.. Films Production Hard knocks it debuts its fourteenth season Tuesday Day night at ten o'clock Eastern Time Church also ten o'clock Pacific Time and we are pleased to be joined by the lead producer on the show the show no runner Ken Rogers can thank you for joining us. Hey thanks for having me. Kenwood makes hard knocks special. We've always felt <hes> that it's almost been a reversal at N._F._l.. Films of what our original legacy was <hes> in the in the seventies <hes> Stephen Ed Table who founded the company and really created a lot of what modern sports television is took regular people who happen to be football players there's and made them into mythic heroes. You know they put the orchestral music. They had the slow motion awesome photography you know they put microphones on them so that we could hear you're who you know these battle cries and I think hard knocks is part of a reversal of that in that now everyone has has access to the the heroic nature of players and it's become even bigger of a of a sport of fandom <hes> of of glorification of athletes of of of <hes> you know making heroes out of them are attempt on hard knocks is really to humanize them and say ah okay that's all well and good but at the end of the day especially the young rookies and undrafted guys who come the camp these are kids trying to get a job to keep a job to do well at a job to impress their boss to put food on the table for their family Roy and they're not all dissimilar to the rest of us who are trying to do the same thing I mean everyone can remember when they came out of college and had their first job and how that felt and maybe they get their first house or their first boss is yelling at them. That's what <hes> really drives. This show is was that sense of welcome to the real world <hes> and it's very empathetic and you start to realize they're not players on your fantasy football roster. They're not just the names on the back of their Jersey. They're they're really just like us and <hes> they go through the same challenges. Well no one Yeltsin television of course that would never happen. We're speaking with Ken. Rogers is the lead producer for hard knocks which is back Tuesday night on H._B._O.. Its fourteenth eighteenth season in the last nineteen years <hes> and of course it's the Oakland raiders this year <hes> meaning everyone's wants expecting the Jon Gruden show but before we get to Gruden in the raiders in all your years working on the show and <hes> you've been there for a while who you consider the greatest character of them all you know as soon as you said in all your years on the show I already had my answer because no matter what you were asking b Rex Ryan I mean that's the answer <hes> right and it really is because of his <hes> his really I guess his role in the history of the show was at a time when the show <hes> was crossing over not just from you know a T._v.. Show but to be part of the N._F._l.. Calendar to be something that fans look forward to regardless of what team they were fans of as a way to mark the beginning of the season <hes> and the theme music and <hes> you know I remember that year with with with rex we were an answer on jeopardy and <hes> we are being spoofed on John Stewart and I it was an amazing thing to crossover into popular popular culture especially here at N._F._l.. Films where <hes> you know we we feel kind of I dunno isolated and we just do our work and we'd love making football movies and we're not really part of Hollywood to all of a sudden you're an answer on jeopardy and it was because of wrecks I mean the year before we had Chad Johnson who ranks very high up there in character. <hes> rankings yeah still does yeah I mean his child. Please was one of those you know great lightning rods for the show Oh and <hes> but rex I maybe it was the market maybe it was his his <hes> larger than life personality. I and I think a great part of it was just his willingness to to be who he was. That's really what we always. Tell everyone and and most everyone gets which is just be yourself often. You'll come off genuine. You don't have to act for the cameras. That's not what this is about. We're not Hollywood. We're just documentary film crews shooting what's actually really happening. REX was so comfortable with who he was and had no filter and and really does the same thing in his personal life so it's not like he was was purposely trying to be outlandish. <hes> it was just a perfect storm of where the show was in its history the market the person he he really crossed us over into now we hear from people in Hollywood all the time that say <hes> a regular phrase in Hollywood pitch meetings is hey. Here's my idea it's hard knocks but with blank dot dot dot it's just sort of become shorthand for a type of television show and that's that has a lot to do with rex and crossing over not just from a T._v.. Show but into into part of pop culture the elevator pitched the sincerest form of flattery making the comparison hard Max. We're speaking with Ken Rogers whose lead producer on hard knocks back doc again Tuesday night on H._B._O.. And you'll en- GRUDEN and the raiders and Antonio Brown and Derek Carr and and we could go on I mean this seems to be you know a a match made in heaven between the raiders and in hard knocks who how do you have to approach this <hes> in the sense that Gruden's already a kind of star and he's already somebody that people parody Freddie and and <hes> caricature is that's right and and so the tact <hes> was sort of opposite right it was we don't want you to be television star. You're going to be great just being yourself and that's that's sort of the <hes> the trap of someone with so much personality like coach Gruden is if they're you know at a press conference. If they're reading the phone book they're going to do it with just some sort of personality that you say man. To See Munson elected to the baseball hall of fame he's never received very much support. The most support he ever received was in the first year he was on the ballot for the nineteen eighty-one induction and he only received about fifteen percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association members were eligible to vote Larry schnaps snap is leading the charge hoping to see Munson recognized and enshrine cooperstown and Mr Sch nap joins us now Larry. Thank thank you for being with us. Thanks a lot Jeremy. I gotTa tell you Larry. <hes> I remember August Second Nineteen seventy-nine vividly. I was at the time <hes> <hes> nine years old. I was a maniacal Yankees Fan and like so many people <hes> I guess especially young people people that time I I I was devastated by the news will never forget that day can't believe it's been forty years and you have now <hes> you're you're an attorney <hes> but you have dedicated yourself to see Munson recognized by the hall of fame. He hasn't gotten as I said very much support. What why do you think Thurman Munson deserves to be in the hall of fame well <hes> I can't <hes> speak to you know why he didn't get more votes votes than he did? During his <hes> fifteen years that he was eligible for the baseball writers <hes> <hes> selection although he was one of the few you players that stayed on for all full fifteen years which is in itself an accomplishment <hes> but <hes> there it's been forty years and Thurman in past and <hes> baseball has changed the way evaluates players and <hes> what we've done is we've taken another look at Thurmond's career and through the Modern Lens of baseball analytics Plus Comparative Analysis <hes> His career really does stand out. <hes> you know first of all it. This is an unknown fact for many people but he's the only person wearing pinstripes that won both the M._v._p.. And the rookie of the year award think of all the great players that Yankees have had over the years and it's just it's down into. He's the only one that has accomplished that and <hes> you know when I was growing up Mickey Mantle was my hero Monson was my <hes> hero as a young adult <hes> but M- months and men is much to those nineteen seventies Yankees I think has mantle did into the fifties and sixties Yankees in terms of leadership and the way he performed <hes> when you start looking at months since career he played so the conventional missile wisdom has been that he didn't play long enough and that the time he did play wasn't good enough but when you look at his career through the modern analytics analytics and also just kind of refining the traditional stats I'm his career you know his career really does compare very favorably with Johnny Bench and and Carlton Fisk in fact what we've done is we have a video that we did <hes> as part of this initiative where we compare <hes> three months and it's ten years <hes> seventy seventy nine with both fiske and bench and he he actually <hes> outperforms them in many categories of course Thurman Munson were speaking Larry Snap who is leading the charge hoping to see Thurman Munson who died forty years ago on August second in a plane crash <hes> Canton Akron Airport inducted into the hall of fame and <hes> you'll Munson in his time was considered terrific. He won three gold gloves. He was a seven time all star in his ten full seasons. He was always somewhere in the M._v._p.. Balloting as you mentioned he was rookie of the year and and he was also a right handed hitter <hes> in a park in which was very difficult for right handed hitters to perform that's true <hes> and when you start looking oh can you know he's the first catcher to have consecutive four seasons with one hundred and eighty hits or more. He was the first of all he's one of three American league catchers. I had stomach consecutive seasons of one hundred thirty hits. He <hes> had <hes> three three hundred hundred R._P._I.. Seasons <hes> <hes> and of course <hes> his postseason stats were unbelievable. I mean he had three fifty seven. <hes> he hit he actually his safely in and twenty seven of its thirty postseason games he hit safely in ten consecutive World Series Games and seven consecutive hits in the world series Larry. I'm a I'm looking at had a page on baseball reference DOT COM and I gotta say I'm surprised I haven't really looked at it in a while the hall of Fame Monitor which is a way that they a measure likelihood of being a hall of Famer. He's he's up there. Pretty High Likely Hall of Famer has one hundred points. He's got ninety points and that's a clear cut short but he died at the age of thirty two now you could <hes> I guess you could make the case that Munson was already in decline <hes> as <unk> as a hitter he was not the same player in nineteen seventy eight seventy nine that he'd been in seventy six seventy seven but you would expect that with all the games that he had it caught but but as you said with modern metrics in the way that we look at things like wins above replacement and so forth months in looks better than ever before but the what is the process by which you can actually get him in the hall now so there's been Yankee fans you know for years that have been advocating locating for him. There's been a couple of excellent articles written by J Jaffe and others <hes> Brian. Kenny did something a couple years ago on on his program but what hasn't been happened. It's been an organized effort to try to you know mobilize the support so the first step to get him into the the hall of fame. <hes> you know the hall of fame has revised the way that it <hes> the old timers or veterans committees <hes> select players players so the way it is now is the there are four different errors <hes> of baseball players so the error. That's that's currently going to be considered. This year is called the modern baseball era which is from nineteen seventy nine thousand eighty seven so there is this historical overview committee that meets over the summer does she this summer and they will select ten players to be placed on about and then <hes> so that's step number one step in the mornings I just have to we have to get him on the balanced and so to do that. We're you know we're got a website we have we're compiling data. <hes> we have a petition that we <hes> now past <hes> we were gonna the the model was fifteen thousand signatures for number fifteen so we have fifteen thousand five hundred so far we have a big weekend can coming up <hes> we're GONNA be we call ourselves Thurmond's army so we're showing up <hes> tomorrow and Saturday <hes> we have their months and t shirts hall of fame t-shirts <hes> we'll be sitting in the stands. There's a memorial rally. That's going to be held for him. Between the Games so we're trying to get attention to his you know his case so so if we get him on the ballot then the next step will be in December is for the old timers committee <hes> today then select the player that they they have to have a three quarters <hes> acceptance so for example last year I think it was Harold Baines and Lee Smith <hes> so that was the era of <hes> <hes> today's game so this this year is is so when we saw that combination of the era that Thurman Played Aid and the fact that it's forty years this summer just seems like this was a opportune time to kind of really mobilize everybody so <hes> you know we we are hoping that the next step would be for the the first step is for the Hall of Fame Historical Overview Committee <hes> to <hes> put him on the ballot and then if we get him on the ballot Dan you know then the next step would be at the winter meetings when the when the old timers committee gets together and votes on the names Larry schnaps wants to see Thurman Munson in the Baseball Hall Tame Forty Years After he died in that tragic plane crash in Ohio Larry. Thank you for having joined us. Thank you very much Jeremy this the sporting life on e._S._p._N.. Radio and the E._S._p._N.. APP If you're a baseball fan one of the true pleasures of the Game mm-hmm is the actual physical beauty of the field Dave mellower. Our next guest is one of the best at making baseball fields as healthy southie and as beautiful as they can be. He's the head of grounds <music> I'm and it is a pleasure to welcome to the show Dave Miller Dave. Thank you for being with us. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be on your show Dave you you've also been on the e sixty <hes> we did a story a few years ago both buster only about your remarkable personal story <hes> going back to nineteen eighty one when you were a star high school pitcher and you were hit by a car as a pedestrian a freak accident to McDonald's parking lot <hes> and that that changed your life that moment July tenth nineteen eighty-one Yes sir turned out actually to be one of the luckiest days my life at the time <hes> my dream was to make it to the majors as a player. My grandfather played in nineteen. Oh two in the majors and my dream was to follow in his footsteps and someday hopefully stand on Fenway Park's mound and a month after I got Outta High School while walking into McDonald's restaurant car came off the St hit me through me twenty feet in the air the car kept coming at a higher rate of speed and hit me a second time pending my knee against the wall and I thought not only was my leg crushed. I thought my dreams were trust. I didn't know what I would do with my life and my family inspired me to not give up but to find a career that I would love to do because they said so. Many people don't like their job so I- brainstorms armed to think about what I would love. I love being outside. Science was a subject I enjoyed in school. I grew up taking care of people's lawns. I love baseball so I thought someone had to be a major league groundskeeper and my brother lived in Milwaukee at the time told me if I could get a job with the brewers I I can live with him to save money. So that was thirty five years ago I reached out the brewers and Kinda just broke them down with many many re a follow up letters and phone calls and they gave me an opportunity you get to Milwaukee and you're working. You eventually are working for the grounds crew there. It's almost unfathomable what happened then <hes> When County Stadium Yes sir in October of Nineteen Ninety five we were getting ready to resod the field. All the <music> Saad was off the field and we're <HES> I was out in left field raking around in irrigation had and I heard a car I was certainly hyper for aware of car noises and I heard a car and I thought that is weird to hear a car inside the stadium and I turned around and I saw a car coming from behind bleachers toward an open double field gate <hes> that was behind the left fielder so I ran to the warning track and put my hands up emotion for the lady to stop and she stepped on the gas and smiled as big as she could and came right at me and hit me and I landed in a pile Ohio at the base to the Outfield Wall and she made a full lap around the track speedy following the edge of the grass and she made the full full lap around and saw me laying on the track she veered toward me and I thought Oh my gosh she's GonNa run me over again and at at the last minute she swerved to miss me and slammed on the brakes and stopped right beside me sat up in her car and excessively massively waved at me and smiled and kept waving and then sat down stepped on the gas and peeled out and covered me and track material and went through the gate behind the bleachers and my heart was racing in my throat my ears were ringing but as I gathered my thoughts thoughts I I could hear her screaming cuss words and I pulled myself up against the wall pads and limped out behind the bleachers and by this time she was out out of her car screaming at the garden to let her out and I noticed her car was still running so I thought he should take the keys out before you hurt someone else and as soon as I turned her car off came running over and got right in my face screaming cuss words and spitting on me telling me to give her keys and when I didn't she got car and locked it locked the car up shortly thereafter the deputies arrived arrived and when I gave them the keys they unlock the door and she grabbed an ink pen and tried to stab them and they put her in the car are and turned out. She had a past history with mental illness in nineteen ninety one she had <hes> stock been arrested for stalking Julio Iglesias. It's nineteen ninety three. She was arrested on international charges threatening the Queen of England demanding to be adopted and the night before she she had <hes> driven on the field and hit me at county stadium. She assault tried to assault Oprah in Chicago but had gotten away but oprah security staff. I got a picture of her and it turned out. She had the same clothes on from the night before speaking with David Miller is new book is one based at a time how I survived P._T._S._d.. And found my field of dreams in it's <hes> it's almost impossible to believe that you could be figuratively struck by lightning twice like that hit by cars <hes> in in a parking lot and makes a little more sense obviously than while you're doing on your job Inside County Stadium. How do you even begin to process <hes> at that time in one thousand nine hundred five what had happened to you for a second time? You know I it it was <hes> it was a difficult time. Starting the first night and eighty one. I started having one to five vivid lifelike nightmares every night for twenty nine years and I was scared to go to sleep. I I knew as as well as the sun was going to go to set that night. I was GONNA have nightmares just question of how many and I slept with the T._v.. On so that when I screamed out at night I try to tell my my roommates in college and when I was at home with my mom and then when I got married my wife and kids was the T._v.. And back then I thought it was a sign weakness to ask for help so I kept all these raw buried emotions and inside and and now I know it's a sign of strength to ask ask for help and we want to bring awareness in the book to not only P._T._S._d.. And how incredible and life changing service dogs are but let people know ooh. It's not a sign of weakness to ask for help but it's a sign of strength and it takes courage and it's nothing to be ashamed of and that you know okay for all those years I had no idea all these symptoms I had what was causing it and luckily and on September twenty third two thousand ten I during a acupuncture treatment. I just happened to pick up a Smithsonian magazine was amongst angst probably fifty different magazines. I picked it up from during my treatment and the first page I opened was about a new treatment facility <hes> for veterans dealing with post traumatic stress and it listed twelve symptoms of post traumatic stress and as I started reading eating them chills ran through me and tear started pouring down my face when I act realized that either actively had or had dealt with ten of those twelve symptoms the only ones I did not have were suicide or drug use and while it scared the heck out of me it gave me hope hope that if I had P._T._s._D. and I went through counseling so hopefully I could be a better dad and a better husband because as as much as I tried to protect my family from my symptoms and my mood swings and my flashbacks I knew there were times that I wasn't as good a dad adding husband is I wanted to be so after reading that article I went home and told my wife everything they've been going on and she knew something was up but she just didn't know what what and we went to the hospital the next day and started you know I started intense counseling and back then I was embarrassed to say I was in counseling but now I'm proud to say I'm a P._T._S._d.. Survivor and proud the salmon counseling counseling changed my world and my family's world for the better speaking with

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"Twenty-seven clubs podcast about famous musicians who died prematurely in sometimes mysteriously at the age twenty seven. This podcast is hosted by me. Jake Brennan Creator and host of the award winning music and true crime podcast disgrace that season to the twenty seven club launches, June eighteen, th two thousand and twenty with twelve episodes on the life and death of Jim Morrison of the doors. The Twenty Seven Club contains adult content and explicit language. You can listen to the twenty seven club on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or you get your podcasts. From the Berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in Mlb America, this is inside the Parker. You give us twenty two minutes in. We'll give you the scoop on Major League Baseball now here's Baseball Hall of fame. Voter, number eighty six. Rob Parker. Welcome into the PODCAST I am Rob Parker your host. WHAT SHOW WE HAVE! Would you lined up? We will talk with former Red Sox star. Kevin Youkilis. He joys the PODCAST, also former major leaguer and Fox. Sports analysts Nick Swisher will stop by that and much more, but first. Let's kick it off with rob. To lead off. It's getting out and keep them up. Rob's take the three biggest stories in Major League Baseball Number one call me foolish. Call me overly optimistic, but I do believe we will have a baseball season at twenty twenty. I keep hearing the stuff that's leaked out to the media like you have the. Owners offered or seventy six game season The players balked at that, but the players now offer to nine game season. And if you look at both of those numbers, remember the players had asked for one hundred fourteen game season, the owners that said a fifty game season. This is all negotiations and I. Get it, but to me when you talk about eight nine and talk about seventy six. That tells me that somewhere in the middle between eighty or eighty two games, we should have a season. And I think that's enough game, the crown, a world series champion, and not have it be a farce. Not Having looked back. Fans look back at twenty twenty and say all you remember that horrible year when they played forty eight games, forty eight Games is not enough for baseball season four sport that plays every day. So you gotTa have at least half a season. Get it started in July and we can enjoy the summer and early fall and have a fall classic in October. I'm all for eighty two game season I believe both sides will come to their senses, make an agreement, and we'll have one, and we'll all be happy all over baseball America number two. I don't know about you, but. The baseball draft took place. Wednesday night. And talk about feeling, weird or strange. It was weird. It was strange first of all only five rounds. Baseball's had forty rounds in the past, so a five round baseball draft. which is unheard of and you? WanNa talk about shrinking down to almost nothing. So this is the first time where baseball has trimmed the draft to this drastic of a measure and just having the draft I'm sure there'll be a lotta. Great players and people will be happy with some of their picks. But. This is the part that just without having baseball ready to. And maybe an agreement at Han, maybe baseball should have pushed it back. Or they continuing to do baseball business as usual because they believe there will be a season, and that's why they're doing it because they could have said maybe we push back, but then again. The NFL didn't push their draft back. The difference is this season wasn't on. Hold like baseball is. I'm hoping that that Major League baseball draft means that the business of baseball continues and. They're optimistic, so we all should be optimistic. That baseball will continue to move forward number three. Stop the presses. Wait a minute. Stop the nonsense. I can't believe what I heard out of Saint Louis. Build Junior, the owner and chairman of the Saint Louis Cardinals one of the greatest franchises in baseball history. I called Saint Louis, the greatest baseball town in America. That city gets three million people every year. No matter what that city is run two football teams Outta town. They win say Louis Cardinals Outta town centre our Zona they they ran the rams, Outta town sent them back to La. And build a witch junior had the nerve. The audacity. A mitigated goal. To say that baseball isn't very profitable. In the midst of all, that's going on really. It's an eleven billion dollar business. Baseball that set a revenue record seventeen years in a row. The fifties weren't greatest era of baseball. It's now baseball's never been held. You never made more money and I just think this hollow to say that during this situation and during a negotiations because ask yourself. One thing. If, not profitable Mr Bill, dewitt junior. Why not sell the team? Why would you stay in business? That's not profitable. I don't see any major league baseball teams up for sale. What does that tell you? Here comes the big interview. Listen and learn so good art. Let's welcome to the podcast Kevin Youkilis of course three time all star two time world series champion. Played for the Boston, red sox the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees Hey Kevin Welcome to the podcast. Of the going. Doing good, my man, I appreciate you joining us, and of course this big news happening in Cincinnati a couple of. Pictures from the University of Cincinnati where you play. College Baseball started a petition. Nathan Moore and Jordan Ramey. Started it, but you have signed it and their petition is to take the name of former reds owner. Marge Schott off of the University of Cincinnati Baseball Stadium. Why did you join in? Yeah, you know Nathan joined did such an amazing job of doing the research, and and in doing all the little things to understand why and they went. In and put it out there in the petition, and and you know Nathan. put it out on twitter, and that's where I kind of got a glimpse of it, and so for me personally I did it because. I was asked a few years back. This is when I was playing a long time ago. To give a large donation to the university, and to be in one of the perks of that would be renamed the Field Kevin Youkilis. Steal the March Stadium and I talked to my dad about it, because I was pretty excited about the fact, that like that'd be such an honor for the family name to be up at the University of Cincinnati and. My Dad you know, said Hey, that's a great honor, and then he said. You can't ever have the name next mark shot and the reason he said speech. Things I knew growing up in the nineties and in marketing suspended for using. Some really rough language toward Jewish people and Black people and I think that was such a huge eye opener for me, and so I had to go to the powers that be within the university that asked me after the nation say I just can't do this because and I told them why so what I did was set of scholarships. And I donated scholarships instead, so you know for me, it's just one of those things where it's a very tough subject in a lot of ways within Cincinnati and you know these guys are one hundred percent correct. Though you know, we can't have our ball. Players going to a stadium every single day working out training, and not feeling comfortable with where they're at. No no doubt about it Kevin and we just saw. On Wednesday NASC, guard just a band, the confederate flag. At their events, so things have moved in this country in the last couple of weeks Do you look at that? It's just a good sign. In general that people are more conscious of what what's been business as usual and now. WanNa make some changes. Yeah I mean. It's always good I mean we gotta keep moving in the right direction I mean if we really want to get along in such an amazing country and I always hated it. You know we are blessed to live in a great country, but it's imperfect and those imperfections. Or just part of what we need to do. A Better job of at the society and There's no you know. Eliminate some of the hatred and putting it out there and you know people argue for freedom of speech, but. Everyone should feel comfortable in this country, you know everyone should feel included because we have such an amazing country, so culture, diversity, ethnicity, and I think that's one of the coolest parts about living in America, and you're going to college and University of Cincinnati was one of my biggest eye openers of. Understanding a you know a different culture that I didn't grow up with and also while you know my roommate. was and there was race riots were going on in downtown, Cincinnati and sitting down and talking about it and I think that was one of the greatest moments for me was. This. Jewish kid from the suburbs. You know talking with somebody that dealt with racism. Has You know felt racism and we had such good talks about both our cultures and growing up, and through those two things. We've learned a lot about each other and I think you in our society. That's that's what we need to do more of we need a break bread with each other we need. Sit Down with each other and learn about the problems within because I've dealt with it personally within my religion, I've been told I was going to hell one time, and other times I've heard other things so. You know for me personally I. I think we're at a really good moment of time where we're going to make real serious change in this country and I'm just proud of all the young kids. That young adults that are are taking the stance. Our guest is Kevin Youkilis who. Played Ten big league. Seasons in the majors won two world series with the Red Sox in two, thousand, four and two thousand seven. Let's go to the diamond and you know. The players and owners him and haunts still, but it looks like there's more of a chance to players of come down asking for eighty nine game season. The owners offered a seventy six game season. Those are the two latest you. Do. You believe that something's going to happen? It sounds like we're going to get maybe eighty two games, which was the original number? Yeah, I think that's a unfortunately. I I I was talking to somebody about this today. There's too much weeks. Everyone's leaking and everyone's trying to get their story out, and they're trying to make the other side. Look bad and I think that never goes well and I just hope that they can sit behind closed doors and just figure this out because. The fans would love it and know first and foremost. The players need to be safe. know anyone Pires to whoever's working. You know navy these safe and guaranteed that and. Eighty gays would be perfect. I mean. Go eight games I heard forty eight somewhere i. just think that a forty eight game season is detrimental effects in the sense that there will be a team that might. Make it versus another that you know you look at the Washington nationals last year nineteen, thirty one to start. They wouldn't even come. Close went onto. Win The world series so I'm hoping for the Eighty Games I'm hoping baseball is played. Without baseball is to live life so how? It would be sick man. It would be sick and people would be mad. Last thing you'd started. PODCAST, tell us about it and why we should listen. Yeah I started a podcast and I think the joke is I think I'm the one millionth podcast out there. Chris Mayer Body Mind, from what house media e reached out to me about this. And he started a podcast, the company and Yeah I started a Greek. God of hops podcast. It's a playoff of the Greek God loss, which was my nickname, and moneyball and I'm just basically you. Might I guess for Sean Casey, so if you go right now, go on spotify I and I think there's plenty of other different podcasts lynching, Goto but you're. Sean Nice sat down and just talked about baseball talking. Talking about life, dads and Michael, in this whole thing to sit down with friends and family, and just other people I. Met along the way they have really good stories that are good people, and just kind of gives you an hour to entertain you and give you inside of success, stories, failures, and just learning experiences sounds like a fun podcast. Listen to and Mr Kevin Youkilis. We appreciate you keeping it real and one hundred percent with us right here on inside the park or thanks so much. It's time for the pocket. Protector Centrum, the analytic numbers you need to know well maybe. Anthony masterson as his name BS analytics is his game. What do you got for me? Anthony well with the MLB dragged on the horizon, truncated one it thinking about the top number. One picks MLB history. The baseball draft is much more a crapshoot than other stores do the large number of rounds, but with only five rounds on the docket this year. The onus is on TV hit it with their picks them in terms of wins above replacement, only one number one pick and they'll be. History has reached the one hundred wind plateau, and that'd be Fox very own Alex Rodriguez, who compiled the hard seventeen point five. After taken number one overall by the Mariners Nineteen, ninety three, in fact, only three other players have you been compiled fifty war after being the top pick chipper Jones in nineteen ninety Ken Griffey junior and eighty, seven and Joe Mauer in two thousand, one with the twins. All those guys are coming out of high school. The most war compiled by number one overall pick coming out of college is actually David. Price, rose, thirty nine point four wins above replacement after being drafted out of Vanderbilt in two thousand seven, and of course there have definitely been swings and misses five different topics have compiled negative war and four never made the big leagues where my this year's project number one picks Spencer. A rod or Brian Taber rod only time will tell. that. Was a big week in the big, Leagues For, is it fair and now here's shadow league DOT COM and it'll be insider JR gamble. Last week former major league player Torii Hunter said he had a clause in his contract that he never wanted to play in Boston because he had been called. The N. Word over one hundred times is if foul or fair for fans to say whatever they want if they're buying tickets Jr.. That's how that is a foul balls black player Adam, Jones, a member of the Orioles was rated with racist taunts, which included the N. word, and had a bag of peanuts thrown that. Jones call be one of the worst experiences in twelve year career. In two thousand eighteen. The city of Boston approved a proposal. By the Red Sox to return Yawkey Way to its original name Jersey Street because the principal was hired town, being synonymous with the racism and oppression that was affiliated with Yawkey who owned the Red Sox from forty seven to nineteen, fifty eight. They will also the last of all. Teams Great in nineteen, fifty, nine from passing on. Jackie Robinson Willie mays the outfielder Tommy Harper's eighty six. Lawsuit the David Price Racing Constitute Thousand Eighteen, the dumping Mookie Betts for bag of base goals. Don't players should be subjected to bigoted speech and with the recent protests, red sox are lucky to be moving under the radar with rollins. Recent story is a familiar reminder that people need to be more sensitive. And diversity needs to be addressed in baseball. By then. It's time for trash. Talk twitter with your chance to trash, anyone or anything in major league baseball. This week's winner of a new era baseball. Cap is at Morton Weiss. Keep tweeted me this. I'm trashing orders for pinching pennies. Baseball should be the only game in town right now instead. News in captive audiences by the day. If you want a chance to win a new era cap like Martin? Hit US up all my twitter at Rob Parker F s Juan Trash, anyone or anything in the world of sports, and if we you tweet, you will be a win. When Rob was a newspaper columnist? By this motto! If I'm writing, I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer broadcaster older new. Are Let's welcome to the podcast now. Nick Swisher and Mlb all-star. Also what a world series in two thousand nine with the new! York Yankees, twelve seasons in the big leagues, and now a Fox sports baseball analyst Ning. Walkouts. Not Bad. So pretty good life right there. On the left land brother. No doubt about it nickless's get right to what people are a little panicky about the negotiations between the players and the owners you know on how many games and whether or not, there's going to be baseball. What's your gut feeling? It looks like. They're about to home back in on eighty two gains, which was originally the number that that was thrown out. What do you think? That, I see it from both sides, obviously from the players, side and union stance understanding that you're doing it for future players, you know I I understand trying to take the stand, but at the end of the day I also see it from the front office side being able to be especially with the Yankees right now he's definitely looked at the game in a whole different light so I can see. We're trying to get baseball back on. The field should be the main thing. It just kind of seems like it's like an argument between like a like two brothers, and it's and the parents have to get in the middle and breaking up and. At the end of the day like they need each other to move forward so for myself I'm always a positive thinker like rob. Komo won't baseball just like you do. Yes, like everyone else i. It's a business and I think that's where that's where things get really clouded for a lot of people, because it's hard to fathom, the numbers that these baseball players are making nowadays. It's hard to talk about money when we have forty five million people that are out of jobs, it just seems like there's a lot more important things right now. Going on in the world then that and a sport like baseball could stand up and really. Really. Good itself back out there and really make a stand, but at the end of the day I understand businesses business and I think that's where you know that the owners could be stolen the middle when it comes to backing the players back down into that fifty games, even for myself as a player I would look at it from the fact that you know. What if this was the first shift for myself being with the Yankees? You think I would to jeopardize. Garrett Cole. This year I've got him for the next nine years. You know I wanNA make sure that that that he's taken care of and that this isn't just. A quick type thing because as ownership, those are products, those are you know those are your investment, so I can see from the from the owner side that you know. It's it's it's just. It's GonNa. Be Tough Man. I'm like you I wanted to I wanNA back, but I'm not quite sure that's going to happen. Kind of weird the MLB draft. Happened on Wednesday night. Seems to be weird considering where we are no baseball that they continue would draft instead of postponing it. Does this make sense? Yeah I think at the end of the day. You know you have to try to continue to to to move forward. It's like just what the NFL draft and being. You know how it was done and I thought the NFL draft was one of my favorite drafts ever I had so much fun watching it the way they did the the background. The insights you've got from being able to see what these kids come from it and just the pride they have, and you know baseball interesting to see how they're going to do it because they got big. Big Shoes to fill the NFL, it's such a great job with everything that happened coded wise, and how and how? It's going to continue to go tonight so I? I I hope the commissioner is ready. I hope that it that they put on something great because rob you I mean you know just like I. Know Man this. There's a lot of things that are going on in the world right now, and you know to be able to stand up for the right things could be. This could be a real good thing for our sport. I guess is Nick Swisher from Fox sports, of course, a baseball analyst, twelve year, Major League, vet and Nick speaking of those things in the world. Everybody's watching it. We all see what's going on with protests. And what's happened with the death of a George Floyd and athletes have stepped forward and spoken out and of course major league. Baseball's always had pride in changing. America when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier of course in one, thousand, nine, forty, becoming the first black player to ever play in the major leagues and Nick. My question to you is sports does play a big part in American society, so it's not shocking at athletes. Right would step forward. Yeah, yeah, no I mean like sports has helped. BRING BACK! You know our country from some of the darkest times we've ever been in, and if I'm just, I think just like everyone else like we're. We're in. We're in a dark time right now. We're where we need to make some adjustments. We need to make some changes. Changes and sports could be that platform. Everybody watches sports. We've been without them for so long so to be able to try and get them back and to let these athletes use that platform for the good. I can't wait for it to happen man. That's what I pray for every day. Because sports can can change a lot of things, it is a it is a very competitive atmosphere where the best of the best regardless of of where you come from what color you are. Get the chance to go out and Shaw Passionate love and I think that resonates with a lot of people. No doubt well said Nicklaus thing. The one team that's going to benefit. If there is a season and I do believe they'll be twenty twenty baseball season will be. The Houston Astros will get off the hook, no fans in the stands. That's what it looks like. They got lucky they take on on. Their wand up their wound up getting lucky with that cheating scandal, because I didn't think they were going to be in for it all over the country by. Opposing team. Cook! Come Rob, you you're in La. You know how many people were going to drive down from La to Anaheim opening day. Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. How many people were going to be there? For that big time? It was going to be a boo fast. No doubt about it. So they will give fortunate in this time, but as always Ma'am Mr Nick Swisher appreciate your insight, your input. Thanks for joining the PODCAST. I got you Bob Anytime. You need man I'm here for. Now it's time for some diamond dust with wish TV, Phil Sanchez. Baseball in college now here, his LB knowledge. 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Episode 30: Live from Cooperstown

Pinstripe Lanes Podcast - New York Yankees (Unofficial)

31:58 min | 1 year ago

Episode 30: Live from Cooperstown

"Episode Number Thirty of the Pinstripe Lanes podcast is brought to you by the beautiful lovely Manhattan that Ravi just made me before we started this podcast <music> welcome to the pinstripe lanes podcast. Here's radio host and Lifelong Yankees Fan Ralphie overs and yes welcome to episode number thirty of the Pinstripe Lanes podcast and I am in Cooperstown New York. I'm actually on the deck. The Patio of a of a house that we air be embiid here in Cooperstown four of course the induction of Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina along with Edgar Martinez <hes> Lee Smith Harold Baines and Roy Halladay. It was great great to be at the induction ceremony earlier today. We're taping this on Sunday night. It's kind of weird that we're taping this on Sunday night because the weekend for the four of us here me and plus three that are here and you'll hear from them. Shortly isn't <unk> over yet. We're GONNA meet Mariano Rivera tomorrow at this collectible store in Cooperstown right by the baseball hall of fame called seventh-inning Stretch. Mariana is GonNa do an appearance there quite pricey five hundred dollars an autograph a thousand dollars if you do the V._i._p.. which includes an autograph a few minutes with Moe and then a photo with you plus up to three other people in the group so that's what we're doing tomorrow? We'll talk about the Mario meet-and-greet experience in later podcast but in this podcast coming up you'll meet the three people that I came here to cooperstown with. We will talk about our experience in Cooperstown what we liked what we didn't like it. Maybe even a little preview as well of what you can expect or what you should expect. If you are going to come here next next year to see Derek. JETER get inducted obviously hasn't been voted in yet but at this point it's pretty much just a formality so <hes> coming up next here on the pinstripe planes podcast from the <hes> deck of our house in Cooperstown New York late on Sunday night. We're on acres and acres of property so thankfully nobody can hear us but you'll meet who became here with and we will talk about the induction weekend with Mariano Rivera Mike Mussina and more next year an episode number thirty of the Pinstripe plays podcast and welcome back here episode over thirty of the Pinstripe Lanes podcast Ralphie AVERSA <hes> in Cooperstown. That's where we're taping this. As of course we attended earlier today. The induction ceremony for the Twenty Nineteen <hes> baseball hall of Fame Class Mariano Rivera Mike Mussina along with Lee Smith Harold Baines and of course <hes> Roy holiday as well all right. Let's meet the three people that I came to Cooperstown with. I The guy that I mentioned at the top of the podcast because he may be my Manhattan by the way it's it's really great here. We all <hes> we have a preferred beverage and a cigar as well so rob Valenti. I won't ask you what your drinking but. What do you smoke in D? Do Do you know so rocky Patel Churchill not necessarily the Cigar connoisseur but it is Dan good. I should also preface this with the fact that so I flew into Syracuse. My friends drove in from western New York. They met me in Syracuse. We stocked up at Wegmans and Syracuse accused and then there was a smoke shop on the way as we are coming down. I can't even tell you what town was in. It was a very small town. If anyone remembers shouted out at some point or another but regardless we stopped at the smoke shop and stocked up on the cigars Anthony Recital. What are you smoking looking over their Sir blondie short torpedo? It's beautiful and I'd just like to correct that. Let's be real here. We drove in from Niagara Falls. Shoutout to Niagara Falls we will we will shout out. Niagara Fall- will rob wasn't an IRA falls. That's why that's why I say the more generalized western New York but yes anthony and his father who you're about to meet drove in from Niagara Falls they picked up rob in Hamburg and then came over to Syracuse says rob hopefully doesn't die on us by the end of this podcast Anthony Restano senior Anthony's father. He's here as well. Anthony and I are smoking the same thing so I'll let you do the honors here because we both saw the cigar in the case and we were both like oh I think we should probably grab that one and what is the name of that one. It is a back Iraq Larry Rothschild North Charles Tobacco at Rostow but as soon as we just said Rothschild on the side of the soon we we saw that we said you know what I think. That's the one we're going to get for this weekend. Here Yankees of course took two three against the Colorado Rockies <hes> we've been checking the scores listening to the game so the most part as we've been here in cooperstown four induction weekends so these are my friends that I came to cooperstown with. We planned this trip a while ago. It was really shortly after the podcast last season with John Chechevatov Ski who's the Head of communications for the Baseball Hall of fame gave us a lot of great tips <hes> again. If even if you're thinking about coming next year I would go back to the archives in listen to that podcast and then of course listening to what we're about to say now because you'll probably get a few more tips but John helped us out greatly Anthony Robbins. Robert who wants to take this but as far as becoming a benefactor member which is what both of you guys did and that's how we receive four tickets to today's <hes> today's little shots of mad dog their induction ceremony. What was that that process like and was it worth it? I guess that's the big thing. Was it worth it becoming a member so you could get induction tickets today Ralph. I would say it was worth it. <hes> it was something I started looking at about four years ago kind of <hes> <hes> time and all of this out for after Mo- GEETA retired <hes> no-one no-one I wanted to be here for the ceremony wash them get in and it was it was great. I mean <hes> the hall of fame and I'm sure we'll get into more detail about all this but the membership was slightly pricey but at the end of the day you know we had seats at the induction today. We're going to be talking about that. Obviously in the way that the hall of fame treated you once you were in the induction site was phenomenal. You know free admission to the museum not only this weekend but throughout throughout the life of the membership for you and up to four people ten percent off as well ten percent off in the Gift Shop exactly unless my dad's there without me shot him out so we have Anthony Senior. ANTHEA senior picked up a few things at the gift shop and you know she asked if <hes> because you know they've been asking obviously all weekend. Are you a member and he said yes because he had you know his sons membership discount and he had he had the member ticket as well and then she asked her the I._D.. And at this point it's like there's a lot it's it's the Saturday of induction weekend. It's packed in there. which is one of the types of we're gonNA give you you might want to stay away from there on the Saturday of induction weekend? Neil says that you did not get the membership discount on Saturday at least on Saturday did not I think the young young lady was a little bit frazzled but today I will say that I did get my ten percent discount. Go over those nicely produced. We got in and out of there today actually which was really great when you walk into the shop. If you move to the left there's actually a remote kind of check out that a lot of people don't utilize in that we did and so we got our postcards of Moose's plaque and most plaque the also made a postcard of most black and Spanish as well which is a limited edition we picked up a few of those <hes> along with a few other gifts for friends and family members as well so that was the benefactor membership. You mentioned it being pricy and rob. How Pricey is it? What is what is the cost for a benefactor membership at the baseball hall of fame and I we split the membership cost so it ended up costing costing US eight fifty but that's eight fifty over the course of two years? I mean really fancy and I when we when we started talking about this. I told him I was all in from the get-go. It's a two year commitment. We were buying in for two years. You know as you said Jeeter's a foregone conclusion for next this year so this is really an opportunity to experience Mary Islands and doctrine but as well as jitters induction as well so when you start taking that number of eight fifty for me having access to two tickets anthony having access to the two tickets dividing out four hundred bucks. It's two hundred dollars a seat basically for the induction for us it. It became something I can rationalize about two hundred dollars a ticket. That really isn't that bad. I mean think about what you spend. If you inky stadium for a game on a Saturday or Sunday you're you know it's not much more or less and this is a once in a lifetime thing to see a legend get inducted of course into the baseball hall of fame so that's what we did. That's how this all started. Anthony Rob Kinda got the ball rolling there and then <hes> thankfully rob's brother Nick who hopefully is listening to this bowed out and I was able to sneak in as the fourth man on the trip all right so we got the tickets set. We got the travel we talked about the travel. We basically got that set but then we had a handle the lodging and obviously cooperstown New York is a very small town in the middle. I love <hes> New York state upstate New York if you will. I don't really like using that term but whatever I'm sure most people listening probably familiar with it regardless cooperstown. There's not a lot of lodging to Popular Yankees one very popular Yankee getting inducted into the hall of Fame Hotels Motels booked out years in advance so we go to AIRBNB who would like to discuss the AIRBNB experience Anthony of course booked it and I was kind of consultant with you on it. Were you a little hesitant anthony to to book the AIRBNB or now you know what I wasn't just because of I'm sorry to all the listeners. I'm a faithful listener the pike as well. I'm sorry I'm not going to disclose too much because I'm hedging my bets that we can. Maybe line the same place up for next year. Don't forget I didn't tell them Mara Address Donald where we stayed. You know it was crazy. I mean from reading a bunch of different blogs and checking out the Internet trying to see where to stay. You know I saw things as far as you know. Stay in Albany and drive in or stay in UTICA and drive in staying only onto drive in which we heard heard from a lot of people that were in line with us uber drivers so on and so forth that that's what people were doing but I mean our location here is literally probably about eight minutes from the hall of fame by Dr. There was a mover access early on in the week <hes> the Bloomberg well one. We were driver we met. I believe his name was Paul. Paul pretty much told us that if we try and get a hold of them before noon he's not bigness up because he sleeps in nonetheless. We a lot of early morning driving but there was a lot of parking in town some of it. was affordable and you walk a little bit but everything's close in the downtown area but the AIRBNB experienced worked out great very abby with our location. I think it would be very hard to manage this trip in experience at all. If you were driving into town every day not to say it's impossible. You could definitely do it but I think being. This close makes it a lot easier. I it's been great you know the locations have been great as and said the amenities that are here are super or sitting here on a patio. I can't keep on talking about how great it is. I mean we're sitting it near real relaxing. We've been doing this for now. This is the third night so it's been super yeah exactly and we're here obviously four nights. We're going to be here till tomorrow. I'm going to meet Moat <hes> tomorrow afternoon after he does this roundtable at doubleday field or at Clark sportscenter and we'll see where it actually the ends up being but <hes> regardless we're going to meet tomorrow and then we're going to head back on our way all right so now we got the lodging out of the way we got to travel to get the tickets out of the way. Let's talk about the overall experience and we'll go around. Rob will start with you. What was your favorite? I thing about cooperstown in this trip so far like what was the one thing that when you go back home and you talk to fellow Yankee fans they're going to be like this is the one thing I did and it was awesome was seen the plaque Gidon posted because by the way of the four of us robs the only one got to see that that was a really incredible experience. I mean it was it was kind of doing it. Organically <hes> doing it live as we like to say. After the induction within a few hours the plaques would be actually put on the walls and we had gone back in town and and the line was starting to build up so I stayed for linemen the in the way it was totally worth it surrounded by Seattle fans. They were absolutely fantastic. They couldn't be more excited about Agra. Martinez come into the hall of fame. I can't get over how many people flew blue literally across the country to to be here so many Seattle fans <hes> maybe more Seattle fanzine Yankee fans really I mean. I don't think there are more Seattle. No I don't but when you factor in the travel this Seattle fans fans thoroughly impressed for all of us I would say would agree. They really impressed contingency. I might I might battle you that when we get off I agree with that. There were a large contingency but I think there are more Yankee fans but that's almost to be expected. The fact that there are many mariner fans as were was incredible. It really was definitely it was Yankees Mariners this weekend for sure but that being said <hes> I guess last year they started this kind of impromptu ceremony where <hes> in the in the back of the hall where all the plaques are they almost have a parade ask type of ceremony where some a hall of fame officials Roy will bring the actual plaque in after the a family had time taking pictures after these induction ceremony and parade the plaque in and they held the plaque up and you got to see the plaque and and literally see them you know bolting until the wall over top of the signature panels they had gone back in the spring. When the doctors I came to Cooperstown to to more or less get their introduction <hes> standing in line hearing the representatives from the hall of fame talk about how it was almost like wedding planning it was an incredible experience Ralph? I mean to to to see them. Go Up and then I was first in line and once all of the the news media came through they took their videos of the of the plaques being up. I am the first Yankee Fan who had his picture taken in front of the Maryono plaque so it's it's a feather in my cap. That may mean absolutely nothing to anybody other than myself. That's so cool though dougie wrong I was you know they closed down main street and Cooperstown for Saturday and Sunday and so there were earlier today having our induction sales in the middle of main street just enjoying life. It was a gorgeous day. There was a beautiful sunset happening. I did not regret that for one second. I did get a little bit shopping done finally as well which is nice but that is such a cool experience. Let's go to <hes> Anthony. What was your I if you're going to go back and talk to Yankee fans about one thing that you experienced or did this weekend? What would it be coming here to watch? You know I'm thirty five years old so Marianna was kind of like those late nineties world world series teams I mean I grew up watching those guys so to see them getting hall of fame <hes> especially Mary out today WHO's probably my favorite Yankee <hes> in to be there with <hes> you know some of my best friends and my father. I think that kind of tops it all off for me. We had the benefactor tickets. That doesn't necessarily guarantee you a seat though right. I believe it does guarantee you a seat for the induction ceremony within the women the tented area in front urban. I'm sorry within the barricaded area in front of the stage yeah and there's multiple suppose zones within that area here ticket tells you what zone you sit in and then at that point. It's kind of like all right first. Come first serve within your zone. Would you recommend getting for next year. Someone's going to become a benefactor member. They're going to get the tickets should they. You know I usually the starts around one thirty. They open that barricaded area around eleven thirty. What time would you recommend they get their benefactor? Membership comes with four tickets. You can also buy believe the president's level membership which is only two tickets and I think. It gets half the price as the benefactor. They did have one year and two year options. I'm not sure what they're doing at this point because I haven't looked obviously because I locked him for two years as far as what time you get there if you are a member that has seating in my personal opinion. It probably doesn't matter the time you get there. I mean we got there pretty early today and we got a seat the second row of our section but there were a couple periods of time where I left the seat and just kind of walked around within the barricaded area and I think the sidelines even from the far back of the section are just says good. Where seats were? We were nowhere close to the stage but I don't think it's necessary that you get there and camp out in line to get into the member's area because you could stand in the back of that area sit in the back and and have just is as good if not better sight lines to the stage so Ralph talking to you know some of the employees that will work in the event today one of the things that they said within the past few years they actually started what they called an unofficial tradition where they're allowing people to pitch pitch tents input shares down on Thursday you gave me the opportunity to tweet during today's in doctrine and one of the pictures I tweeted out was just the Sea of humanity behind us in just call tent-ville you know there's kind of like a hill or ridge that back behind everything with all the pop up tents there had to be a hundred pop up tents and they were telling me that people put those down on Thursday in Oh so awesome experience but not to fight in the half to stakeout. You're a section. Even though maybe we ended up being a little bit further back than maybe we an head anticipated totally worth it. No I ABS- absolutely I agree are Anthony Senior. <hes> what. What did you enjoy the most about this weekend? The one thing that you'll you'll talk about the most obvious and by the way again we provide us with we're GONNA meet moldable. That's probably going to be the thing that we want to talk about afterwards but as far as this weekend as far as just you know leading up to the induction and then the the actual induction ceremony first of all I think the the thing that struck me I was as a baseball fan today for example you're seeing Vlad Guerrero who was inducted last year and then you see hank Aaron coming out and then you see Sandy Colfax who is the longest tenured in the hall of fame from a historical standpoint these guys you guys don't remember Sandy Koufax but I do <hes> and I remember Henry Aaron in so <hes> you know that's really something special and then when you you see somebody like <hes> Marian Rivera who obviously was such a key contributor to <hes> the Yankee dynasties in the mid to late nineties and into <hes> the early two thousands kind of gives you chills to see that connection between Sandy Colfax in Marianna Rivera <hes> and I and I think that's something that's really special the other thing that I will say also for those of you who may WanNa come down here next year for for the induction is is the people that you see the old stars that you see one of the highlights for me. I'm going to be honest with you was meaning Chris Chambliss <hes> Chris Chambliss <hes> you know he hit the game winning home run in nineteen seventy six against the Kansas city royals that propelled the Yankees so the world series in nineteen seventy six <hes> they hadn't been in the world series and sixty four so somebody who grew up during that time <hes> that was one of the biggest home rooms for me because that's something I'll never forget. That's a great point to seeing a lot of the old stars stars Anthony. You did some of the M. A. B. Shows while we talk about Saturday very briefly because I know you did some of the shows and they may be. I MAY BE DASH CELEBRITY DOT COM. They do a great job with their autographs shows. If you go to their if you're GONNA come your next week for all fame weekend they always do a were they call a hall of fame spectacular. <hes> Anthony participated in that Frank Thomas Ricky Henderson Flag Guerrero as well. I actually got his autograph too. We weren't really planning on sticking around for the parade. We ended up seeing a little bit of it but we saw the the best part of it. The best part of the parade by far was the very end of the parade because Mariana was last and just to give you an idea. It's a it's been humid hot. Besides the time that we're taping right now it's been hot and humid in Cooperstown all weekend long so yesterday were on mainstream mainstream cooperstown in a lot of the Alzheimer's and it's tough for me to get on these guys for doing this because some of them are a little up in age. Some of them are in better condition than others. You know they do this parade of Legends Down Main Street and they're all in these pickup trucks and normally they sit sit on the bed of the pickup truck and or they walk alongside the truck during this parade pretty much every single hall of Famer was not only in the truck but on the passenger side or in some instances tinted windows and then in some instances the name plate on the top of the truck didn't say who was inside so think about this. You've staked out a spot on this parade route and you're on the driver's side of the parade route while you're not seeing anybody you don't even know half the people oh that are driving by the best part though and we lucked out on this we ended up being at the very beginning of the route when Marianas truck got onto the route and of course Mariano in typical Mariano Rivera fashion is he sitting in the passenger seat with the rental. Renault rolled up of course he's not he's in the bed of the truck with his wife. Both hands clenched pumping his fists waving everyone and then at one point in the parade route actually gets out of the truck and starts walking the route to meet and greet everyone inside cooperstown and even signs autographs signs autographs as I was waiting for his plan to be Hong <hes> earlier this evening after the induction there was several mariner fans much to my dismay <hes> <hes> who who landed Marriott autographs <hes> while they're waiting in the parade line he and Johnny Bench you know we're the only to <hes> hall of fame members that got out of the truck walk. The line shook hands and actually through the course of the weekend. We've talked October some locals that said this year's pray was pretty much an anomaly <hes> with the lack of seionage in the announcing of names and the weather where the kind of through ranch in it is really. Maybe the only <hes> fly in the ointment if you will <hes> in that you know everything else was just top notch well run and Marianne you know he's t sold the show some of the places we hit our coolies right off of main street. We will pop in there. We had a around in an appetizer. They're also cooperstown. distillery pillory was doing a sandman pills ner. They're selling four packs of that. We had that that was great. We had it a couple different spots the induction L. which was fantastic as well. We'll wrap up actually with this great panel discussion about L. Cooperstown on the MO- induction. We haven't talked a lot about Mike Mussina. Look where all extremely happy for Moose. He's a bit of a recluse at the end of the day he was the only member of the new class here that did not do an autograph signing. You kinda got survive from him. From the the announcement right through today that he kinda didn't expect it he kind of didn't really like the attention and then look that's consistent with the way he was throughout his playing career as well and how he's been post playing career also and so very happy for Moose thought he gave a great speech <hes> but we haven't focused too much on him. Let's just talk about Mariana speech a little bit Anthony Senior I think you and I caught onto something early. On what was the one thing that stuck out with you about Marianas Oh speech in how he kind of structured it the thing that I thought that was very unique but it also represents who Marianna Rivera's most of the inductees recognize the hall I Marianne Recognized Ingenious Christ and we know that Marianna is a very religious individual and his wife is also and his family and I think that's something that stuck out the importance of his family came out loud and clear the other thing about Mariano Rivera that I think that makes him special and I think that makes him somewhat unique in this day and age he recognizes how blessed he was and as a result of that how forgiving he is the people he was constantly smiling the entire time anytime when we saw him on the on the <hes> in the parade <hes> any pictures any photos that they shown of him you know during the weekend this guy was just unbelievable and that's the way I believe that's the way he's always been when you think about his final season the way he handled that he's a class act it was really cool to when he talked about celebrating birthdays with his kids in his one son's birthday. I think is Marianne Junior. His birthday is October and he said Geez. I'm sorry but I was really driven. Then a lot of Michigan he said mission which is which is great and you know they show by out of Judea and the crowd and he's he's. He's got a big smile on his face so that that that was that was pretty funny and then his other son is birthday is always at the start of when pitchers and catchers report for spring training so for me. That was one thing that's another missed out with. Let's be honest here. There were two people he did not mention that I was a little surprised. The first one is not that big of a deal in that's Joe Girardi in the reason why I say that is because a he was one of the guys who caught him but also be he only had two managers. You know he wasn't wasn't Lee Smith. You'll only two managers. He had Joe Torry Joe Girardi and look obviously Tori. He won the majority of his World Series Championships with Tori's the guy that gave him the that confidence in ninety six and put them in the bullpen and game that vote of confidence then again and ninety seven when he made them the closer so you understand his affinity for Joe Torry but Joe Girardi by the way was there. He's a part of M._l._B.. We'll be network's coverage for the for the ceremony and so he's there onset washing this whole thing he doesn't mentioned Joe Girardi the other person he doesn't mention now is gene stick Michael any any did go out of his way to mention obviously the Steinbrenner family and also in Brian Cashman in the the front office. He doesn't mention stick anybody else surprised by that. Anthony Weiner were you yeah I was because stick was the general manager when Marianne came up. I'm I'm pretty sure that at that time Mr Steinbrenner <hes> was <hes> suspended. Jean Michael was the guy who was basically running the show for the Yankees and that's when Marianne came up you hear the stories I think they're more prevalent with Bernie Williams. Who by the way did a fantastic job today? We we tweeted that video. Rob Did a great job tweeden APP pens right planes on twitter or any plan. And <hes> the national anthem start off things and then he played take me out to the ball game with a little interpellation of enter Sandman which was great for all the Yankee fans there it was prevalent all the stories we heard about Steinbrenner wanting to trade Bernie and stick stepping in and saying we're not trading them thank goodness but I think that was the case with Mariana as well and so that made it a little extra surprising especially with sticks passing last year that he didn't mention them. Did I miss anything guys any final thoughts before we wrap things up or no Ravi. I think one of the things being with you know three people that are really important to me. You know three close friends spend this weekend with free Yankee fans out there. This team has transcended our lives anthony any final closing thoughts you know from a fan experience just in general even if you're not a the Yankees fan you know I mean there's so much going on in this town this weekend. The other thing I would say to is just from a fan experience if you're looking to take everything in in downtown cooperstown on Main Street I if you're going on Hall Hall of fame weekend. I'm going to recommend doing that on Friday and then Sunday after the induction Saturday is very very busy and congested there so you don't have the ability really to appreciate everything that's one in the museum than in the different stores and shops we we could do a whole podcast on the different shops and stuff but let me just ask you a quick before I go to your deffers final thoughts Ricky Henderson he flies in Albany but he's flying from San Fran. I think to Atlanta flights delayed. Mrs Connection <music> gets into Albany and then I guess they drive them then to cooperstown and then you get to meet them and Anthony gets US awesome finishes off a beautiful piece Ricky Dave Winfield and Don Mattingly there at old Yankee Stadium Renovated Yankee Stadium in their Pinstripe Pants and batting practice navy jerseys. He's already got Winfield mattingly signature. He just needs ricky so then you hand the photo ricky you paid for a ticket you get him to sign it. What is what is your boy Ricky Henderson? Tell you ricky. He was great. He was like wow look at this crew right. Here is tough crew. I love these guys and he signed the pitcher and you know the other cool thing about it. I know we talked about. There's a photo opportunity. <hes> fee to take a picture with these guys but I will tell you from Ricky to glad to Frank Thomas to <hes> I saw it happened with chipper where literally chipper Jones Randy Johnson every hall of Famer that was there at that signing if you are getting an autograph and USA Hey can. I take a quick picture with you. They have no problem Omlund you take a Selfie with them and ricky was the same it was great. I took a NI- selfie with Ricky Henderson and that was Kinda cool because you know my early days is a Yankees Fan. I remembered don mattingly Dave Winfield Ricky <hes> so it was neat. Take a picture of him he was he was really early. Funny Guy that was a great piece to our as we wrap up by Anthony Senior and I wrapping up also are Rothschild cigars which I actually went down very nicely produced on both of our parts <hes> I guess your final thoughts on this weekend as a Yankee Fan. If if you come down to cooperstown you really need to go to the hall of fame <hes> because New York Yankee and New York Yankee history is pretty much all throughout the hall of fame going back to Babe Ruth all the way way to Marianna Rivera. There's a brilliant display <hes> that shows all twenty seven of the world championships I I highly recommend it's on the third floor of the hall of fame. It's an exhibit at that show. It actually shows twenty the number twenty seven in pinstripes electronic it then flashes pictures of the various championships going all the way to the beginning all the way to two thousand nine shows Reggie hit homerun it shows <hes> jeter show it shows every dimaggio mantle everybody so as a Yankee Fan you really need to come out here. I'm looking forward to next year because <hes> for me over the course of the last <hes> since since <hes> since the mid nineties during jeeter's the man so I'm looking forward to him being inducted into the hall of Fame Yeah. It's going to be a a great time. Anthony Doc Halliday was a Helluva pitcher and <hes> I gotta be honest with you. During the induction ceremony so mony his wife just did a tremendous job and it really kind of touched the heartstrings made you choke up a little bit because he was held a pitcher and she was tremendous on the stage. It was the most emotional part of the induction ceremony today listening to his his wife Brandy it really had to bring it touched the heartstrings today and she was very emotional as as one would expect but was it what was also interesting was everybody not only the fans but all of the legends that were standing behind her gave her a standing ovation throughout and <hes> and well-deserved and <hes>. I don't know how I myself could have been able to do something like that to be quite frank great trip to cooperstown this weekend. I gotTA say <hes> as a part of four guys who love Baseball Fall in love the Yankees I think we leave this trip loving baseball and loving the Yankees even more if you can imagine that and that's just how special this small town is special this weekend is and it was like that obviously this weekend for Moose.

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Giants/Bumgarner talk, Baseball Hall of Fame, Geoff Blum interview

Big Time Baseball

46:53 min | 1 year ago

Giants/Bumgarner talk, Baseball Hall of Fame, Geoff Blum interview

"The following is oh presentation of radio. Dot Com sports DOT COM presents big time baseball players this Tony gwynn junior alongside been Davis. We have a terrific show pre today <hes> Jeff Lum Astros T._v.. Amazon will join us as a course with this weekend being <hes> the hall of fame weekend. We're GONNA talk about our experiences against will at least for me one of the guys that's going in but with with Roy Holiday Aero Baynes means Mike all going along with Mariano Rivera certainly a good weekend to have that conversation <hes> been. We're out here in Pittsburgh right now and let me tell you it is h O._T.. Hot Hot hot hot though yeah we're GONNA get into similar experiences playing in some of these hot humid climates but a big time baseball players edition is a part of radio DOT COM which allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations for free anytime anywhere listen over for three hundred stations and over eleven hundred podcast explored by location Jonah to fi- or genre to find music news and sports from your own location or across the country you can follow Radio Dot Com sports on twitter at R._D._C. Sports sports as I said we'll have jeff bloom on later in the show <hes> today but let's start been with the giants man <hes> This team not too long ago was not even on anybody's radar they were lasting division. <hes> <hes> NAT maybe about two or three weeks ago they came out and said they were going to be sellers. <hes> looks like that might be changing because the giants are one of the hottest teams in baseball and they have also ironically one of the hottest commodities <hes> in Madison Bumgarner that could be moved at the trade deadline depending on what they do. It came yesterday against the mets but ninety four pitches through nine innings you talk about efficient yeah that is model of efficiency but I don't know if this is just a team. That's really starting to figure it out or this is just you know what we have one of the best managers of all time to send them off on a good note and Bruce Bochy obviously having the opportunity to play from coach for for three years parts of four years I should say it was a pleasure to the ballpark every day for him knowing how he handled a ball club knowing how you interacted with players but I think really his type of managerial expertise to wait. He goes about his job. I think that way of is kind of out the door. You know the old the old guy that's been managing forever now. They're getting guys that have never even managing the minor leagues coming up and managing in the big leagues. You know it's obviously more of an analytical standpoint of how they WANNA go about two game baseball baseball but this team I think Madison Bumgarner and I'm going to say right now. I don't think he's going anywhere. I don't think unless they come and just completely blow the doors off the giants some teams you know what we need. Madison Bumgarner we have have to have him just absolutely overwhelmed the giants with prospects and shower then was prospects but other than that I mean just to be two and a half games out of the wall card speaks fines of where they're able to come from still not the best offense out there but with some pitching they've really the closure and back end and will Smith and other trade chip possibly but what are you seeing out there in the west and we'll there's two things with the giants I they don't that organization doesn't do rebuild. You know that's not something they're used to doing. <HES> THAT FAN base expect to be at least contending on most years in <hes>. I think it's what's made it complicated for the giants disappears they were clearly not contenders and all of a sudden you find yourself two and a half games now. If it continues to go this way closer they get to the deadline. They may have to renege on the whole worst selling thing because of where they're at I mean this as I said San Francisco just does it do rebuilds very will or or other usually pretty quick from that standpoint so that'll be interesting. I tend to believe that would far would far Zaidi running the helm their baseball operations <hes> I have attended. I tend to believe that they we'll move bumgarner. I can tell you about the perils of for a team that is kind of on that fence-straddling back in two thousand ten miles here in San Diego. We were team that was expected to finish last night vision but came all-star originally found ourselves atop the division and it really forced to organizations and going into that year there was this five year plan they had talked about where they wanted to build up prospects and kind of start to rebuild mode but you know the twenty five guys in locker room pay no attention in that and all of a sudden there's pressure from the fans to actually try to win the division. They ended up trading <hes> they ended up trading away one of the better pitchers in in baseball today in Corey Kluber <hes> we we get Ludwig back in return at the time. It was a terrific outfielder power guy that we need it but you know you end up at the end of the story we ended up not winning division and now the padres lose out of a guy like cooler guber who could have been manning the front end of this rotation in that. We're talking about right now so you have to be very careful when you're one of those teams that's inbetween are not necessarily supposed to win in your team is is when you have to be realistic. Do you actually average shot to advance if you get into the playoffs so <hes> it's going to be very interesting out here in the West. It seems it seems as though it's the dodgers and everybody else so it's going to be interesting to see which way they go on again. We've talked about in in our previous. PODCAST is there's only one trade deadline headlines your multiple trade deadline so it's GonNa make it even more complicated yeah but you're talking about the giants say they're they're not necessarily in a rebuild mode. They're never going to be an rebuild mode but if you look at the division and he never wanted can see the to your two arrivals right but you know about the rival between the dodgers and the giants and it's a big one but you never wanna can see them but do they really think they can beat the dodgers over the next three four years because the dodgers have that youth as well you know why not go why not go into why not trade a couple pieces get those prospects back and start to rebuild. Maybe in four or five years you might be better than the dodgers. I ultimately think they will far. Zaidi is one of those guys that is going to push the button if he needs to be. He's Zhou Net in L._A.. When he was there <hes> I just say I'm just saying from the standpoint from the Fan's perspective when you're two and a half hour wildcard and that second wildcard complicated for everybody right because it gives everybody of fighting chance and the the giants are no different now I mean look padres have followed all the way to last place in the National League West and partly due to the way the giants have played as of recently so that is when to be something <hes> that I think we gotta keep her eye on moving moving back out to the National East though <hes> former San Diego state ASHTEC <unk> on alum friend of Mine Stephen Strasburg is having a terrific year in put on a really really terrific show last night in Atlanta China were you only went five and two thirds en- gave up some Rudd's but he swung bat well? He swung bat well. He seems like he's having a lot of fun. He had one of those little league games. Everyone bigly no doubt where the best players little they play shortstop where they were they pitched and they drove in six runs for two months every day. That's what they gave the Stephen Strasburg yesterday he actually showed some. I mean he's very stoic. Guy On the mound doesn't show a lot of emotion but he came in and what type scoring stories you went to the Congo. That's what I said I I've known this guy's as he was in college and he is the most even killed guy. You'll ever meet like he doesn't get to high doesn't get to low matter of fact he usually scowling rolling if you catch him out in the in the dugout inbetween anyways so to see him go through the Congo line and have some dancing I was I was like this is that Stephen Strasburg right there can't quite tell but he's happy see clearly having a lot of fun and not only is having a lot of healthy and when this guy is healthy we've seen in the past Kinda pitcher he can be in for once. He's got some familiarity. The the the nationals have had a lot of turnover with their coaching staff with their pitching coaches and and I've known straws for a long time the one thing that he does really well in is having some familiarity and he's he's always been in the same city but he's had different different coaching staffs and I think the fact that he's had the same coaching staff over the last couple seasons <hes> he's really comfortable in his surroundings and they're seeing the results of it on the field yeah absolutely since we're in the east. Let's talk a little bit about Philly staff. I mean I can we talk a little bit about what happened. Between you guys in the dodgers assume like there was some real emotion going there at the end of the end of that last game that you know I was doing the game with Orel hershiser yesterday and Scott Braun on Youtube it was the first ever youtube game and we're doing it and and all of a sudden you know basically the team wins. Everyone's out on the mound near the PITCHER's mound high five and going through the line and I noticed that the dodgers didn't goanywhere their help on the top step somewhere over the railing and I'm thinking I self something had to have been set and I didn't quite catch it because we were going into wrapping the game and things like that and then I finally found that out that you know Hector Nares phillies closer they had to run lead at the time he gave up a home run for do go phillies ended up winning at seven six but I I guess hector nearest has some choice words for the Philly refer the dodgers bench they took exception to it and obviously we're barking back and forth and I thought honestly I thought it was not handled very well by Hector Narus Knowing Hector Kinda guy he is. I think he's just got caught caught up in the emotion. It's really not his M._o.. To be like that and I think Dave Roberts on the other hand handled it extremely well saying how his guys were very professional about it how they didn't get over emotional. It's just a game and they obviously they took accession to it but it wasn't i Dave Roberts handed a very well and it probably you'll see hector nares making apologies somewhere along the line. Yeah I play Hector. <hes> so you're right is is not really in his character to to bark like that clearly. He's been frustrated frustrated especially against these guys they've they've gave them. They're giving them the business a little bit and <hes> he finally was able to get out of out of a game without with the lead and you know sometimes it happens. We talked about Jake. Moore is Nick and how he was out on. We didn't talk about my fought very well. I think you're foreshadowing okay started back. You know when you look at the you look at a couple weeks. Go Away Jake. Moronic handled the situation when he was hit <hes> you would like to see all guys handle it like that but that's just not realistic. I think you can give hector a pass on this particular subject as you said he'll probably there'll be some type of apology. Algae that comes out and I'm sure down the line but <hes> you just haven't had a chance you just don't see that very often teams game ends both teams stay out on the field. It just doesn't happen very often but talk a little bit about a one one of your guys in that philly pitching staff Panetta seems like a lot of people say he's having some bad luck. What do you make of it? Yeah you know we get an analytic stage where words we talked about all these numbers all these acronyms for what they wore wins above replacement we talk about exit exit velocity. You know the stat cast error well. We're right in the middle of it and there's a certain static come up ex fifth or fit fielding an independent of pitching basically you're. You're factoring in certain numbers that are e._R._A.. predictors I'm from obviously I trying to get into analytics and I think some of them definitely do work. You see a lot of these small clubs and a lot of games at some. The point is still when I look when I look at batting with what I look at a hitter is he could hit her first thing. He looked for his batting average right back batting average in R._B._I.'s. Do you have a guy that can produce and produce when you need him to produce. I love the R._B._I.. Stat that. I haven't actually more of an R._B._I.. Guys in Homerun Guy. I know that probably sounds silly but give me guy that gives the R._V.. Is I'll take him any day of the week and then conversely on the pitching side I the first number I look at your I._R._A.. It's the bottom line. It's the you're right and you know I think we're at that point where you talk about like nick pathetic got young kid great stuff but we always talk about and that's something that the phillies are big on it and I personally not no fence of the phillies on the subject but the X. Fifth they always say how that's he's run into bad luck because the fifth fielding independent pitching there were some balls at fell in or balls that that blew out of the ballpark because the wind was blowing all these supposedly factor into into seriously they offer. I suppose factor an N._B._A.. An E._r. a predictor what the end of the year just tell me what you're e._R._A.. Is You know and I think we're starting to get away from that and it will his X._M.. Predicts that he's going to have a good game his next game well how the heck you know that you just you really don't and I think that's where some of the teams may be liable to. Maybe they fall in love with those numbers a little bit too much. I think at some point here is is to tell you what this guy's. Just doesn't have it today. I don't care what his XB is. I'm seeing in rockets hit all over the yard. I is there a rocket predictor. I you know that's what I'm saying right now. I mean that's the tough part about the analytics. Is You really got a dive into these numbers and then especially for guys played the game. It's it's hard to swallow <hes> especially something like that predicting that Oh he's GonNa have better outings next time out based on what these analytics are saying. This is like that's that's just not how it works all the time on the flip side you bring up average that being the first thing you look at it takes me back to couple weeks ago. I think the all-star break they had out Bregman on and he was talking about how if he could hit three hundred he I mean if he wanted to hit three hundred he could hit three hundred and I think that that is that as a mindset that these organizations has put onto these guys because they don't no longer value batting average anymore in I think you and I play both know if it was as easy as oh I hit three hundred if I wanted to everybody would be doing and they would do. They were not only three hundred we'd be doing both it'd be driving the ball ending three hundred but there's a little bit give and take I think <hes> for those who played the game. It doesn't work that way like you're going gonNA give a little bit on the average. Are you going to take a little bit on average to add to the parasite and my right and there's very few guys who can do both yeah. I think that I love Alex Bregman. I love me too young face of baseball. You can beach in a lot of different ways his swing as the shortest anybody's that might be one of the most naive comments. That's like saying you know what Tony I think. If I trained for six months I can make comeback and go to spring training next year right if you wanted to phillies locker room and told people that how many crazy looks would you get from those in that locker room. Exactly you know so. I'M GONNA hit three hundred well it is that's like saying to you you so you went four four today. They say well. You had four hits tonight. I'M GONNA three into the more because you're you're swing so good. You could go for for the next day in strikeout times right exactly right. You know it's like you just don't know from that aspect. I don't get it neither of us. Do let's move as moved to the American League West in my God. This guy continues to keep constructing teams that nobody thinks about or nobody believes in yet the Oakland A.'s and billy bean have found himself right in a thick of things. They're only five and a half out of from the Astros who by by we're point. We're like eight nine games up. They've they've been able to shrink the lead in <hes>. It's pretty much the same thing it has always been when the Oakland is good they play defense and they pitched the ball and timely hitting and that's recipe is found themselves right to think things once again this year yeah I mean if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs. Yes it's just so hard to believe I. I think it's because you know they only drawl about. I'd take maybe twelve thousand people at night something like that. They're living in an old decrepit stadium and you just don't hear about him a heck of a lot but the the moves that billy being continues to make I it's just like I wouldn't say they catch people by surprise because you you have a team wins this many games in a row I mean they're eight to over the last ten you know so. It's not like he's like Oh. Well there there okay. There's an okay ballclub only the giants forty two it. Only the giants are better in their last ten giants nine one eight hundred eighty two and their last ten and you know as funny as overall season. I if you're watching sports like I am on that bottom line. You'll see a little move that you don't pay any attention to to open that Oakland makes offseason offseason. They make them they make two or three these every single year you don't pay much attention to them and then come this time of year. Come July you look at the numbers in those same dues that they made move for seemingly are helping them when ballgame so i. I think there's no doubt about it. At this point. Billy bean knows what he's looking for. He identifies it and regardless of what the rest of the industry is saying about this particular player. There's something he likes about it. He goes gives them in. They seem to work. They tend to work doubtful yeah and look at their. I mean you talk about the we know that the lineup Chris Davis and Olsen the big bopper in that lineup I mean the run differential is ninety five ninety five so obviously they're doing with pitching as well you know they took trying China <laughter> out of that closures role you know I think that was a good movement. I think also you gotta give some credit to Bob Melvin. He's a manager that's fine under the radar but he's got these guys coming out and competing and playing everyday the ball club that they have compiled compiled Tony over the last two years I would say really are comparable to the ball clubs that the as had back in the early to thousands is it seems like they have fun playing with Eric Chavez and Geometry Ramon Hernandez Miguel Tejada obviously that trio pitchy staff with zito motor in Hudson these guys love competing. They love getting after it every day and that's the joy and exuberation I see on the field. That's the teams I compare them to announce that that grew from the early two thousand from the as stockpiled back then which again billy bean was still a part of we back then he was he was the mad scientists at that point because this moneyball everybody didn't know anything about it and then once it got popular everybody was doing and so I I think that's a testament to billy being in the job <hes> that he has done and continues to do <hes> for the ball club you know we we're in the dog days right. This is the dog days of the season. At at the big liberally had all levels. This is the dog as the hottest time of year and you're looking out across the mid West and east coast and there's some extremely hot weather was some high humidity. <hes> you got any experiences <hes> of plan in some of these type of type games that you want. I'm sitting in my hotel room here in Pittsburgh right now and I'm dreading. I'm looking at across my window dreading walking across that bridge because when I get over that P._N._C. Park in review puddle now it's funny I was actually talking to some folks the other day you know people take the hottest game you ever played. It must have been down at Florida Joe Robbie Stadium or down in Texas. The hottest game ever played actually in Philadelphia with you on the tarp. It was one forty eight on the turf. You It's twenty out yeah. I I remember you guys used to come off the field and they'd have buckets of ice like laid up in the Doug. You guys come in. I remember dad come come in stick go off the field stick his foot with his shoe and socks on an pants this sticking right into the bucket and go back out and by the time he came back in feet were completely dry completely dry up. I was happy this I was actually happy that day. One forty eight on every every inning I came in. I drank to sixteen ounce bottles house water sweat but it was one forty eight. I was actually happy because I was in the dirt. You know at the vet was cut out absurd right past dirt. I was happier you sit sit in the dugout and you can actually see the heat waves waves coming off of the term. That's hot dogs game I ever played in was in Saint Louis and that's your dad always has it was the hottest say and this is what it he played on a Turk so I can only imagine what it was at that point but Saint Louis has this dirt that I don't I feel like it just sucks in the sons he in exactly it's like red and I just remember thinking to myself at one point because I was a type of guy that always had like the three-quarter sleeves I actually went in and went just Jersey Jersey added Tattoo. Take either take as much clothing as good underneath the uniform in order to get through it because it was just my father in when I'm watching the padres Chicago game right now and these guys look miserable they really do. They really do Google but so one of the things that's also happened as we had a couple pitchers are at least it tried to achieve a no hitter perfect game Chris Paddock for the PADRES got to a I've got the eighth inning one out he would give up a home run to lose it. <hes> you had a combined angels combined no hitter obviously on a day. They were honoring Tyler skaggs. I don't that story is just tremendous and like I said you had a near near no hitter in in Tampa. This is the type of thing that I thought honestly moving back. Maybe two years ago that we'd be seeing a lot. More of them hasn't happened as much but they're still having way more frequently Kunle than they used to definitely. There's some good arbs out there. I remember one time in senior. We got hit twice in the same season twice we got A._J.. Burnett no hit us and then yeah like twelve walks Neetu yes he did and then we got Komo hit by Bud Smith I remember we counted and just like hanging out in the clubhouse afterwards. He got no hair. You remember like Cher Cher like hey man you get any hits today ten heads. It's just a Joe. We'll get them tomorrow. You are known. Own drop a joke in ties with the joke I but like I can't even be mad at that because I was. I was on four teams. That got no hit so the first one was I was with Milwaukee and of course ver- landers on the mound is as young Orlando too so he because he had the old version so much worse touche point good point is pretty much the same guy probably with a little more with a a little bit Morvillo. Maybe not because still throwing upwards of ninety eight miles per hour but I I remember the one at bet that stood out to me I didn't I didn't play in this game. Was it was an American league game so my my my skill set wasn't needed that day. I just remember you know in Detroit you sometimes you get those Segel's that come on the field man and in early in a game might have been the third inning Tony Graph needles up he's battling Justin Ver- lander and right as he throws a ball one of the SEGEL's decides the fly Li- like right in the ball path and the funny part. I think it was a slider that went away from a right and eating <hes> Tony Gravity it'll he actually swung at the bird that went broke the other way broke towards his towards the right hand side. He's wanted the bird thinking it was the baseball and you know that we were very upset until we realize we're being no hit anyway so I was later no hit on a team that got no hit by Johnson Sanchez with the giants. I was part of the mariners enters combined all hitter when they beat us when I was with the dodgers and then <hes> Josh Beckett through a No hitter against Philadelphia when I was so I've been part for them. Snap not not necessarily the best thing that I remember that one Beckett it was a day game US Philadelphia when he was with the dodgers one of his. I think it might have been his last year actually been obviously this weekend. <hes> is a big weekend in Baseball Baseball Hall of fame. We'll have their induction ceremonies. Janis on Sunday Roy holiday hero Baynes Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera will go in <hes>. I only had experience against Roy holiday. I had a little success does Roy. Halladay was one of the tough his at-bats than I remember ever having and and to be honest I was three for six on but all three of those hits were his fault. He just let me off the hook if they don't know if he felt sorry for me or not because the the previous to advance I mean he card me with cutters. You know he had that two way fast when he cut ball on you his Cinco Ball and he had me in all kinds of not for whatever reason he tried to trick me with a break in ball and it was like thank God I don't have to walk back to this dugout without swinging the bat and I found all the way to get three hits but I couldn't imagine have ever facing a guy like Mike Mussina who basically was throwing wiffle ball and a guy like Mario River who could tell you what was coming and you still couldn't hit him with that ninety six ninety seven mile per hour or cutter yeah when we were facing Mike the scene in Seattle and I wasn't a guy obviously my offensive production was limited. I wasn't a guy that hit pitches with depth real well so whether it be overhand curveball where that'd be a split-finger would finger Baltimore. Go you know basically north south with little bit a lot lot of I was okay not great but I did better than pitches with depth and we're we're playing the Yankees one time in Seattle and machine through like a complete game he was really on his game <hes> end up getting four bats against them and managed to double down the right field line and hit a double down the right for line on fastball and you know machine is knuckle curve right yes what he was known for and I being so fearful of the knuckle curve that a couple of festivals supposed to buy earlier in the game because I was looking you know why would you look for pitchy can't hit anyway. That's how good offensive player I was so it's like you know fastball probably with fast. I just said I'm turn it loose. I got a fastball rifle to fill in for double and then years after that I'm in Tampa with the Yankees and I'm in camp with Mike Mussina and we're getting sitting there talking. We're doing a crossword puzzle or something and we're talking about everything Pennsylvania him being another keystone stater and I s I sit moose. You know one game. We played you guys. I said I'd four pass against you and you never threw me one knuckle curve. I said I was looking for trying to sit on it may be get one up and try and drive it out of the ballpark or said. You never threw me. Why so why did you never throw me one and he looks at me and he goes? I didn't think I had to that'll make you feel real small there. I go okay that makes sense then they'd says Mike I see your point zero point but talking about putting me my play but he did say like egotistical matter of fact bus each other shops. It was very funny. Something I'll never forget but you you know being able to catch Marianna in camp with the same Yankees for a couple of years it was it was unbelievable. I mean just the movement daddy would have. We went into one game. I actually caught him in a spring training game and he we weren't him up the bullpen. It was Qatar Qatar Qatar and it's so laden's Naseem it's heavy in it's moving east just str- it's unbelievable and we go into the ball game and we're walking into the game and he goes all sinkers and change ups and I look at them. I go like you're just going to show the knuckle Kirpal now. This is Marianne Oh oh as Marianne Okay Marianna so so I take him in the ball game and he goes all sinkers and and CHANGEUPS also uses. She sailed on the cover them. I gotcha seekers. Excuse me okay. He started running these two seamers in on these righties and just blowing bats up. I mean it was on blue. Then a lefty came up to three straight chains guys way out in front last one balance I blocked in throughout and he came up in Marianna. It was obviously when the nicest human beings you could ever meet and we got in the dugout and looked at him. He looks at me and just starts laughing and I go. I go is real funny. I said you forget about that cutter you have and he's like I just WanNa work on a few things work on. If you think you never even throw throw that does not even fair because for the first twelve years of the careers all he threw was cutters now of said he breaks out the sinker. It's like okay. This is this is clearly. You're toying with us. At this one guy one guy he would throw said sinker to Edgar Martinez who will also be going into hall of fame. That's right. That's right this year teammate of mine for three years just a just a joy to watch hit but Edgar owned him. I mean owned Marianna Rivera until Marianne started throwing because he was just go out of the plate and Poker Baud rate fuel double homerun whatever and then he was just diving Marianna and get tired him diving so he started throwing that sinker in on the underneath. The hands of Edgar blown is bad up lenny has started have combat that was able go to do to them but Edgar was what a joy to to be in the class with and he was another Guy Father that was Louisville slugger guy. Ash Guy is Matt Toady head to be between thirty point five thirty point point eight ounces. He was sitting back if they weren't send them back that's right. I remember my dad telling me that they'll those two mad scientists when it comes to the Batman they they they didn't play around with their tools at all those who got the racially so rightfully so they had ten batting titles between them. If you're for my first for my first three seasons in the Minor Leagues I had my dad order my bats personally with his signature on. I was like whatever you're getting. I want to be able love to to to ride the Roger Back on a little bit of this for as long as I can't. After about the Third Year Louisville slugger figuring out what was going on sky isn't even playing anymore and he's ordering bets like every other one so but listen. I want to encourage everybody everybody. If you have a chance to take yourself your family out to this out to the hall of fame it is one of the best experiences <hes> going out to cooperstown and just experiencing e if you can't get to the actual ceremony so be it but just go down or go to the museum went for the first time ever last year and it. I'M NOT GONNA lie. It's it's overwhelming. If you love baseball the way I do it is overwhelming to walk through there and see just a history <hes> that is in Cooperstown cooperstown yeah. They've done it right up there. It says a quaint little town people think big metropolis. It's the smallest little American town you ever being the end. It's just you go to it's the museum is right and they've really done it while you take the tours and Oh man is a couple years ago we went up. There and I still have the same photo I was hold Babe Ruth Bad. They make you put the white gloves on my son was hold Babe Ruth Bad as well. It's just it's just a joy to be up there and see the history of our Great Regain Jeff Blunt who spent fourteen years in the majors and hit the game winning home run in game three of the two thousand five world series dealt the white sox when their first world series title and eighty eight years. He's now the Astros TV analysts on A._T.. And T. Sports net southwest. You can follow him on twitter at Plumber Seventy twenty seven sorry at Plumber twenty-seven Jeff thanks for coming on no it's going to be with you guys <hes> couple of familiar names in opponents man yeah no no. It's it's been a minute you get to watch this astros ballclub play just about every day and you know I have them in my top four teams and all the baseball they can beat you in so many different ways. What do you think they do? In particular that really sets some apart from other opponents <hes> there's a couple of things on both sides of the baseball when they're doing well and they're full strength. Their defense is really good and that just only enhances what <hes> Justin Verlander Gerry Cole Wade Miley have been doing. I know that the last third third of the rotation hasn't been very good and they're trying to put pieces together to try and figure that out but we all know that you know the month of July is that time where they go out and try and put pieces together find that peace will complete their rotation so expect the ashes to do that but what the ashes have done on and bringing in Garrett Cole and Justin Burland Ryan Presley Roberto soon on the pitching side. They've done a good job of making good pitchers that much better and I think that's been a lot of fun for me to watch because already knew that some of these guys were good. They had the name equity inside the game and they were all stars at the Astros find a way with with the information the analytics and the mechanics to be able to make these guys that much better at the swing and miss <hes> in this day and age. That's a good thing if you're able to miss him barrels and get the strikeouts and on the other side you gotTa have a good offense and these guys for me. The most impressive thing is that they're very good athletes and they have the power but the thing for me is that they don't strike out a lot for team who has as much power as they do basically one through nine they do such a good job of laying off pitches outside the zone and forcing pitchers back inside the zone and you know as well as I do fellas when you're hitting your forcing pitcher to be fine with their pitches. You have a tendency to get more mistakes because it's really tough up to be fine and that's what leads these guys launch and some balls out of the Ballpark Jeffrey talked about the the pitching staff and gone a little bit over the office one of my favorite players to watch in this league besides my trout is George Springer. He's recently. Recently been able to come back after a hamstring injury talk a little bit about this guy he kinda brings your your five tool type of Guy <hes> but you don't hear his name a lot when you talk about some of the better better players in this league I'm with you and I I'm a huge fan of George Springer and it's been a lot of fun for me now sitting up in that booth and the hearing about George Springer coming up through the through the minor leagues developing and then eventually getting to the big leagues 'cause the year before he became a a major league baseball player he was almost a forty forty guy down there and AAA for the Astros so we had high expectations of him and the first couple of years in the league he just overwhelmed the baseball. Just you know highlight kick putting everything he had into the swing it. We shouldn't four hundred fifty foot bombs so we were just like overwhelmed with what this guy could do as far as his physical ability to kind of take over some games at time the only the only time we really saw some weaknesses when he overswung and I think you know the more that Georgia matured and the more he's been around this Astros big-league coaching staff they've Kinda tones him down a little bit and only mean that in the sense that they turn hence they still he's not taking a grievous massive hack trying to hit the stars ars you can. I think George is starting to understand. He is good enough to tone down the swing. Take a little bit less of the Lake Tick tick that head still see the ball a little bit longer and hit the ball out the other way because he you know. Did you think you said he doesn't get talked about much but he's he's one of the strongest guys in baseball that I know we saw series out in Anaheim where he has three of four home runs a four game series going the other way with three of those home runs so he has powered all fields. I'm with you <hes> Tony this guy you mean he doesn't get talked about but he deserves a lot more attention and we saw seventeen he could take over a world series. Yeah no doubt Jeff. We talk about some of the Egos on this ball club and it doesn't seem like they have a bunch but you oh how big league ballplayer can kind of maybe full of themselves at times or or feel like they were premadonna or they owed something. You have a lot of personalities in that ballclub a lot of perennial all-stars a._J.. Hinch in my opinion does such a good job of really corralling those egos and getting everybody really to pull on the rope in the same direction absolutely A._J.. Hinch is is <hes> the Lynch pin really keeps these guys motivated and to your point Ben. Is You know it can change from when we reply until now managers. You know it was dictatorship. I feel like when we played where the manager you know. Send US this down. Put a lineup and you go out and do your job now. It's kind of turned into a little more <hes> you know how massage these guys and get them in the right of the mind and positioned to go out there and perform and A._J.. Hinch is done a very good job and I think he learned a lot districts go around with Arizona diamondbacks in how to manage and what he did wrong. He's really completely adapted his style to being more individual base yes when the game starts you've gotta be that manager that manages all last game and it's what he does internally that really fascinates me and I talked to him a lot about it. Is You know he's kind of know how to get Roberta. OSUNA sooner ramped up and ready to go on a daily basis house you do that. He knows exactly which buttons to push. How motivated I <hes> Alex? Bregman is a unique individual. He knows exactly how to how to motivate Alex and get him in the right position. If he starts getting a little too cocky he can bring him back down to earth and that's where I think the modern day managers really changed a little bit instead of being that overarching father of the entire ballclub he's more of an individual father brother type guy inside the clubhouse who really really has to understand each guy individually and on a daily basis in order to get him to go out there because we all know that the computer can spit up numbers but that individual on a daily basis throughout the course of the Stephen. That's who you gotta manage absolutely yeah no doubt it seems like the game started to change at least manager started to change <hes> from net dictatorship as you mentioned to more of individualizing as the game went to more depth and the Astros are one of the teams much like the dodgers that have a lot of depth and one of these guys is Jake Moore is nick and he had an incident <hes> a couple of weeks backward. He ran into a catcher. There are some retaliation and I gotTa tell you watching on T._v.. And how he handled that situation and I couldn't have been handled bear that situation could have been escalated so much more if Jake Maricic wasn't handling it. The way has talk a little bit about that situation because he was the main guy diffusing his own teammates when things started to get hot little bit yeah. It was truly remarkable because you know we all of this have been in a battle and you know sometimes emotion takes over the game a little bit and then you add the ego to it and some of that Machiko the bow ties have and you WanNa have and you want to portray that image of being that stronger overwhelming tech nothing fazes you but I think j.j Jacob a very good dog of showing humility in the situation. He explained what he felt happened in that play and I believe Jake you know that things sped up on a little bit mcroy gotten a bad position. Jake was in a bad position and he took ownership of what he did. I mean he was a great example of going out playing hard. Maybe making a mistake so to speak in this era of where are you can't go in and take out the catcher. He apologized he was immediately remorseful. You saw him on the field when he went to Lacroix first to see how he was doing and then the aftermath you know some of the repercussions were the angels were upset. The Angels Fan Base were upset and you know it's crazy. How Baseball Works Puts Jacob Heuristic in a position where you know ten days? After the incident he has to go into <hes> you know foreign territory or the other the opponents turf and have not only the IRA of the angels but the IRA of the fan base so when he first out of the Dugout to that I be on the second game in that series he got food relentlessly and he's a southern California guy so he probably had it around a family and friends in there and he went out there played the game hard played the game right knew you might have had gotten knew he was gonna have the opportunity to get hit and even when he got hit up around that next shoulder area he took it like a champion said you know what that's good. He understood the game baseball and said that was retribution for what you felt. I did your ball player. That's it it's over with. Let's move on and and number poodles tennis stirred the pod A little bit listening to the Astros Dugout. Jake took it a step further and went to his own players and today guys back off. Let's shut this thing down. It's with bond played a game but jake handled it amazingly well and today's game. I just was blown away. You just don't see guys with the the mental capacity the understand what's going on and to be able to react in the right way. I- I hats off to Jae crowder it was truly truly. Professional is what it was Blah last question for we wanted to you know as I said I think that the Astros are top four teams and all the baseball if they were able to get to the world series it's going. It'd be a tough road if they're able to get there. Who Do you think whether that be in the National League or the American League? Who Do you think poses the biggest threat to the Houston Astros <hes> I would say New York Yankees <hes> in multiple reasons why just because they can go around the cover off the baseball they do have to swing and mess with the with and it's just a matter the Astros being able to exploit that but I think in two thousand seventeen and granted both teams are a little bit older? The astros learn their lesson from two thousand seventeen but I still have <hes> lingering <hes> emotion in watching him go to Yankee Stadium and playing tough environment and getting swept three games on the road. That's a little concerning to me when they go out there and play in the road numbers this year at dropped a little bit of compared hair to what they have been in the past so that's an issue for me but I just the threat of having to be perfect as a pitcher when you're facing the New York Yankees concerns me a little bit because we know what they can do when they make mistakes and it's the back into the bullpen for me for the New York Yankees if they have that lead they are shut down when to come out of that bullpen and that could create issues even for a team like the Houston Astros but as good as the daughters are in the National League side. I think the real test for the Astros in order to get to the world juries will be the New York Yankees Jeff One more question before we let you get out here. Obviously you had Harrow Baynes as a teammate and you faced all three these guys that are going into the hall of fame. <hes> give us your experience with harrow veins gains in versus the other <hes> three hour famers that are going in well. Luckily I was a national league guy so I had middle a at bats against Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina these guys true competitor is when you say competitor might be machine is one of the guys that steps out you know Kinda stand out for me <hes> as far as what he's able to do with the baseball because he wasn't overwhelming he was able to slide that he was able to serve it. Get it in there and try miss your barrel but thank God I didn't have to face Mariano Donald Rivera because it might have been a little bit different career path for me if I had to face that guy nightly basis <hes> facing a couple of times spring training but just absolutely destroy me he it was like everybody else he could tell you what he was throwing and he'd still find a way to get you out. <hes> <hes> Roy Halladay guy that I've never seen a guy creates so much movement in such short amount of time from his hand to play with his thinking fast ball and <hes> you get a four seamer he could get up in the zone. The the ability out wow thank me at the plate was a lot of fun to watch him to against the but those guys deserve it having Herald Baynes first base coach with Chicago White Sox was a true pleasure of one of the more you know great hitters. He was one of the guys I think all of us Kinda watched growing up because he had such a unique stance and that's far back portion of the batteries box and just launching into the baseball and and being able to drive gap the gap he was a lot of fun because you get down to first base in your like Man Hill and fight my range and he goes I work. You're sitting on that slatter. Why were you sitting on that fastball? Those guys that are in the hall of fame just had a different mentality in the box and harold bands was one of those guys but he was one of the more humble guys to he was a lot of fun be around. I'm glad he got in baller lower. I had one at batting. It's Marianna Rivera at they made me but against the data there for the left side it was a sacrifice yeah. It was at Yankee Stadium and I had to bunt against them. It was one hundred Aaron down on you. I got it down but my God I was terrified in that box against the grace reliever ever I gotta laid out of Bud but <hes> it was it was terrified but I was able to catch him in to spring trainings with the Yankees House in camp with them for two years and just catching his bullpens bullpens. Honestly I was just bullpen was one of the most fun things I've ever done on a baseball diamond oriented bullpen. It was just I mean he's just blessed that ball will get about ten feet out from home plate and just go left. It was amazing. It was absolutely amazing. Well Jeff Law we appreciate you coming on and <hes> Best Lexi's with the Astros and your broadcast and we really appreciate you coming on with Tony Gwynn junior myself and and we wish you the best of luck in the future. Thank you Jeff. I appreciate you guys. I love being able to talk baseball with guys that I played against me and a lot of fun not a fun that does it for this week's episode thanks for listening to Radio Dot Com sports big time baseball players presented by Radio Dot Com sports you can you can subscribe to the show on itunes or wherever you download.

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Jeff Idelson & Jean Fruth, Grassroots Baseball

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

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Jeff Idelson & Jean Fruth, Grassroots Baseball

"This is the sporting life on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Here's Jeremy, chef baseball hall of fame, Bruce York, of course, is repository of so much history of the game and it celebrates especially the game at its highest level of achievement. The best players ever play the game the artifacts that they have left behind mementos from there, memorable careers hall of fame careers. Of course, last quarter century, the man who has been most associated with the hall of fame its current and outgoing president's and old friend of mine used to work for the New York Yankees about a million years ago. The one and only Jeff Idelson. Jeff, thank you for joining us. Hey, Jeremy, it's great to be with you. And yes, longtime we go back millions of years to the prehistoric days. That's before video Phil and Jeff is now working on a project with the exclaimed photographer. Gene fruit their project. It's about grassroots baseball. Gene, is also with us a gene. Thank you for joining us. So happy to join you. Thank your me gene, in your new book is titled grassroots baseball where legends begin. And that is really the starting point for the project that you Jeff are working on a traveling around the country. It's not about baseball at its highest level. It's not about the guys we think of in the hall of fame. It's about the game as you say at its grassroots, what, what is this project all about Jeanne? Progressives baseball relations began as a project. I've been working on for a long time. And as I traveled and major league baseball winter league baseball Dominican Republic, or the world baseball classic in Japan, I only spent time, also documenting but I called grassroots baseball, whether it's literally sandlot kids playing on the streets in Cuba. That's always been a passion of mine. So I always took the time while I was on these trips to document the grassroots game. And as time went on it became a quite a collection of Florida grass. So then the idea of grass roots baseball legends begin came to be, and the book is fifteen chapters, eight inside, the US, seven outside of the US aid inside each chapter, is a location, a hotbed of baseball opens with alleged that grew up in that area that region playing baseball. And he tells his story, first person essay of what it was like guys like black Guerrero for the Dominican Republic Whitey four for New York City. Wade Boggs for Tampa, Florida. Hang Garin for mobile Alabama. Pudge rodriguez. Guess for Puerto Rico, and it just became just a wonderful project with the with these wonderful essays to go along with the photographs that became very special book respect for gene fruits about the project. She's working on with Jeff Idelson grassroots baseball to route sixty six tour, which is already gotten started. And Jeff, you're retiring as the president hall of fame after a long tenure there after this July's induction ceremony. But you're you're part of this project is well, why does the president of hall of fame? Find himself on this grassroots tour. Well, Jeremy at the core a baseball fan and baseball as the graduates all the way up to the miners, the majors in the hall of fame and I've spent my entire life promoting the major league game with the Red Sox and Yankees rate years, and then the history makers, and the history makers deep connection to American culture with the hall of famers. And I got the million Jean's work as she was shooting for the hall of fame travelling photographer for the for three or period before she joined Evita baseball, one of our licenses digital partner and the Latino space. And just in in working on a few projects with gene over over a few years, and then as she started to work on this book, and, and I helped her connect with some of the legends who were certainly familiar with. Anyway, it became it was really her passion that the set the tone for, for doing grassroots project to give back project and, you know, as we talked about it over the months. Last couple years. The idea of doing something together to promote the image game was very appealing to me. It doesn't get enough exposure. The grassroots game gene does a tremendous job of shooting recognized by Sony as one of their top forty five artists worldwide and to be able to take the pictures to tell these wonderful stories and help promote the mature game. And at the same time be able to give back and communities in the US for now in eventually outside the US where there may be a kids who, don't have that opportunity was very important to me is the next step and incredibly excited as we've begun this journey of grass roots baseball. We're speaking with gene, fruits, Jeff Idelson about their new grassroots baseball project teams book grassroots baseball. We're legends begin more than two hundred fifty images. Baseball players parents. It's about the game where it starts. And when we think of baseball, gene, you know, this, there's. There. These contrast images at our minds. I you're there. There's the pastoral game you know the die. Wha baseball confederacy kind of you know in a corn field kind of game. And then there's the city game stickball making the best of limited space in that situation wherever kids have been in this country last hundred and fifty hundred sixty years. They found ways to play baseball, you know. You know. What is it? What is it the heart of the game for you? Is it is it both the, the urban and the rural or is there something that you more identify with the sport at its at its at its grassroots I defy for me. It's, it's, it's culture of baseball, and the differences just like your scribe whether it's old is playing stick phone in the street, which is actually in the book and Spanish Harlem, there's a stickball league that continues on. And these guys are in their sixties and seventies. And there's some young ones to playing stickball every Sunday, the weather's nice. And then there is like you say the sandlots as small rural places the Dominican Republic or Mexico, or you know, they don't have much for a quick -ment if any at all and they find a way to play baseball. But to me, the interesting thing is not the action what happens on the. Field. It's really the culture around it that I find interesting in the stories and who brings together, whether it's father and son and how baseball stickball all those games. Connect generations, and everybody has their stories with their families about baseball, whether they're fan or they're playing Jeff of for you. You guys are going around in this, Dan, right? As seen pictures of this van grassroots baseball. Celebrate the grassroots game around the world. You've got you got logos. Are you driving the van or you see, at the wheel, well Jeremy, first of all the guy that drives, like a seven foot long Honda CR v? This is this has been kind of fun, fun and challenging experience, but I've been I've been school that this is not a van an RV Coachman, jewelry. I'm sorry. I apologize if I. No worries. Man, I had no idea. But now I'm in this twenty four foot long vehicle cruising around the streets, Chicago and in the neighborhoods, and, you know, kids are saying my goodness, what is who are these people that are promoting the amateur game? So yeah, there's a little bit of a while actor. But it's been well received wherever we've been sure that that was really a responsive answer, though. Jeff I was s. You're driving. I am doing all of the driving. I am. I wish there were frequent driving programs because I'm looking forward to talking about six thousand miles, by the time this is, but I can do it. I mean I can do I work five straight years for the Anki without a day off? I can do this. Can you parallel park that dare me you should see me on the streets of Chicago? It's incredible maneuver, and master things and scared my ways. Parallel of like we germy, we have a relationship with Mary yourself out. Miss it, which Marriott's teeny. I said the ones with the biggest and most forgiving parking. So Jeff you've been, you know, you've been in baseball for a long time, you grew up in Boston. You know, you're, you're seeing the country in a different way. Now not with the traveling secretaries and the charter jets. And all that what is the place. You haven't seen in this country that you're most looking forward to seeing as part of this grassroots tour. Well, we're launching, Jeremy right Milwaukee on route sixty six which is really fascinating to me because, you know, sixty six is forgotten time, but it's very much Americana. It's the small towns tumbleweeds, but you're also going through Chicago Saint Louis, and Oklahoma City as you make your way to Santa Monica, and I've not seen a lot of rural America and seeing what amateur baseball's like in those areas. And I'm just excited to see kids in northern Texas northern New Mexico. Arizona and see how they approached the game. How the game is played there and be able to give back and some of those communities where maybe their kids aren't as fortunate enough that gloves. And baseball's though. I hope you guys have a safe and productive trip, gene fruit and Jeff Idelson are the driving forces behind. And I mean literally driving. Grassroots baseball, the route six six tour jeans book restaurants, baseball. We're legends begin a tremendous tremendous testament to the game. Added s- beginnings. I wanna thank both of you for joining us here to discuss this project on the sporting life. Thanks, jeremy. Thanks so much, Jeremy really appreciate your time. I'm Jeremy shop, and you can listen to new additions of the sporting life, every Saturday and Sunday morning on ESPN radio and ESPN app, beginning at six AM eastern time.

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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes? Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Bruce n last the podcast. Versa. Last might go junior here on ESPN radio and the CNN app. We're presented by progressive insurance callers. Join us on the shell Pennzoil performance line. And you can tweet show the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed at ESPN radio at 'em goal of junior fifty seven a lot of people think they're really about that life. Couple of guys in the NBA. We saw last night. Join us that maybe they really are like you want to meet the parking lot. You take this outside actually trying to take it outside within the body of an NBA game. I've got respect for. But we still got questions that we need answer. Thankfully, we get some help today. It's woman crush Wednesday today grew are ESPN MBA analysts going to stop by the five o'clock hour. So we'll get that one figured out. We got lawsuits in the NFL. We got a potential head coach defensive coordinator matchup for the ages coming in Kansas City the best head coach defensive coordinator. Oh coordinator D coordinator combinations. You can ask for in the world. The sports all that more coming up but major league baseball took center stage yesterday, the hall of fame class was announced for two thousand and nineteen four new plaques going up and Cooperstown Mariano Rivera, ROY halladay. Edgar Martinez and might Messina were all elected to the major league baseball hall of fame. But we knew yesterday was really watch for one thing, and we talked to Gordon Damer from ninety eight seventy SPN and New York yesterday. And we asked him about it. Obviously, we knew Mariano Rivera was gonna walk into the hall of fame, but baseball as it is an especially when it comes to the baseball writers and the hall of fame voters becomes one of the pet ear places in all sports and yesterday. It was the watch of was Mogo get in one hundred percent unanimous. We all figured no just the way this process works. There's always some contrarian all of us. But the. Power of public shaming finally took hold and had the desired effect Mariana. Very becomes the first player unanimously elected to the major league baseball hall of fame Marianna Riveria yesterday talking about getting that honor unanimously after this time amazing. I'm kidding. I couldn't believe it. When they said that I they said that. Come to me for the hall of fame. And then he says, well, I have another news that what happened. Well, you you unanimous. Oh, my guy win crazy. I asked Michael junior here on ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance customers switched to progressive could save an average of six hundred sixty eight dollars call or click today and find out if we could save you hundreds on your car insurance and the best part about any of this stuff happening yesterday was all the videos that surface of mo-, especially that last look of Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter going out to the mound that final time to take Mariano Rivera out the emotional moment, the outpouring there, and you heard some of that same emotion that excitement over this obviously becoming a hall of Famer even for someone who knew the minute he walked off the diamond this was the destination to hear that into your the excitement about not only making it in. But being the first unanimous player because this is what we do again. It was the one. Thing we were looking most forward to going into it. And that's not to certainly take away from what that means for ROY halladay for Egger Martinez for might be seen all deserving in their own, right? But again, we have plenty of deserving candidates. Every year that go into the hall of fame for major league baseball for every other sport. We have plenty of people who waited longer than we thought that they should have in a lot of these instances Edgar Martinez was one of those guys for a lot of people. But we have that across the board. What we have not had a major league baseball. And you heard it in Moran Rivera's voice there. And that's the only reason I'm inclined to go against a lot of the conversation. We're going to hear about what it actually means to be voted in unanimously here. Because for Mario Rivera. There was some value in that being the first to do anything in major league baseball is a major accomplishment like man at this point where we're at in the sport. Anytime you here I associated with a major league baseball stat. Because listen, we're at worth the epicenter of this ESPN, stats and info does a phenomenal job. Putting things together for us. Giving us information to go on in here. But you can twist and find stats and almost every corner nook and cranny what you can't find someone who was elected unanimously. And so when you've done anything I in baseball it matters. Now, why this happened to be the first case of it? Why Mariano Rivera who we could all like? Like, I think a couple years ago Steph curry was the first unanimous MVP in the NBA, if I'm not mistaken, and there was a bit of I I believe it was because I remember there being an outcry that okay, if this guy is going to be seriously, the first unanimous MVP, why him why? Now, there's no right time to do things the right way for the first time like eventually, you just gotta rip the band aid off and say, we can't keep withholding this air quotes honor because we hadn't done it before too. The last guy we should have done it for like once you get through that barrier. It makes it a lot easier to just do the thing we all acknowledge should be done going forward. First and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. So why now why did it take all of this way? Why did it take all this time to get to the point? Why did Marian Rivera become the perfect case study for this? Because unlike Steph curry who at that point a lot of people still had arguments against him being the first unanimous. MVP of all time for Mariano Rivera. He's the perfect subject. If you're going to find someone to finally break through this barrier. It was going to be him and Tim Kirchner ESPN major league baseball insider went on Spain and Fitz last night and talked about more of those reasons why mo- made for the perfect case study on this. I think in part because social media is such now and all the ballots are public pretty much that if you don't vote for him, you're going to get clobbered, that's one reason. But the biggest reason is he's the greatest closer of all time. There is not a close second on the character scale. No one's better than him. As far as postseason goes, no pitcher maybe ever has been better than him. And you just put everything together on how he dominated that position. And I'm just so happy that somebody finally got in unanimously, and we don't have to talk about that all the time anymore personal last Michael junior here on. ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Now, if they would just let Barry Bonds, and we could really focus on everyone. That's actually going into the hall of fame class 'cause Tim's right? One huge part of this is when you let things like this linger, which in this case seemed arbitrary it seemed like an arbitrary distinction. We were withholding from people how can you possibly have someone unanimously elected when ex player wasn't selected unanimously or why player wasn't selected unanimously? How can we do that we withhold his arbitrary distinction, and we end up making an unnecessary diversion from the players entering the hall of fame itself. Much in the same way. And I understand there's a lot more moral posturing and guardians of the sports that comes into play. When you talk about the steroid era players going into the major league baseball hall of fame in the hurdles you have to clear there. But it ends up becoming a distraction for a group of players led by Barry Bonds. Who are so undeniably based on their play hall of famers in every sense of the word. But when you factor in that Astra's that everyone wants to throw their it becomes a story in front of a lot of these cases now in this one it becomes super easy because you don't have that cloud as Tim said six hundred and fifty two saves most all time point seven ERA with forty two saves in the postseason five time World Series champion thirteen time all star won the ninety nine World Series MVP. So you add all those things up. And of course, this guy is a hall of Famer. But what he mentioned about the public. Shame being the driving force behind that. So again, this guardianship for the hall of fame that we always hear thrown up here as a reason and something that everyone takes that. Seriously. You take it. So seriously that your fear of repercussion or reverberation back from the public. You'd be lobbing. This into is the easy enough deterrent for you to all the sudden sway your vote. Because we did here and we will hear from. Coming up in a little bit some voices around this discussion. I know I heard last night that there was in fact, someone voting who wasn't going to send a ballot him was so disenfranchised with the whole process. I think it was Keith Olbermann talking about this. So there was voter so disenfranchised with the whole process almost wasn't going to send it in. But didn't want to be the one to hold him back. And man, if that's your reason for anything is I just don't want to be the one to make waves that how was I really supposed to trust your judgment and all of this to begin with like it's not wrong to just say. Yes, absolutely. This guy is a hall of Famer if we all see it, we all know, why can't we just say it? Now, we can so congratulations to the hall of fame class. Mariano rivera. The headliner the unanimous hall of Famer ROY halladay, Edgar Martinez, and Mike Mussina all selected. We will certainly dive more into that later. Last podcast, Geoff Petrie nano tweets in van ounce. The major league baseball two thousand nine hundred hall of fame class yesterday. No one in the last thirty years of baseball is more deserving of being a unanimous selection than Mariano Rivera. But also Edgar Martinez worth noting had a lifetime three forty-seven average against Messina holiday and Rivera now, I don't know if the stats and info version had had me I trust. Jeff, Donald stats and info to an extent. Maybe we can crunch. Those numbers point is Edgar Martinez. Whatever your thoughts happened to be on the D H incredibly deserving a hell of a hall of fame class, headlined by the. I calling it. Controversial. It feels controversial. Because again, we've built up in a number of different realms, but it seems like most especially in baseball, some of these arbitrary distinctions withheld only because history is so valuable to us as an idea, and it ends up becoming way too much practice. First. And last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app you can touch with us on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Also, that's eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six were brought to you by shell taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today. Now. That happened yesterday in the afternoon. Certainly very interesting was getting give us a lot to talk about this morning as I am sitting around last night. Making a pot of coffee to mall Cobra. You gotta let it Steve for twelve hours. The process, you know, being water stuff. Classic bean water. I'm getting ready for all this and laying down in bed, and I'm checking over everything and all the sudden I get one of the updates on my phone from ESPN as in the final set in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Serena Williams, loses to Carolina Pletikosa. After giving up four match points down the stretch after being up five one in the third set. And being up forty thirty in that third set turned her left ankle awkwardly, and from there on out the Dell you started, and please go who is certainly is in the Australian Open quarter-finals, she's a hell of a player all these different things. But up five one we have all sort of conceded. The fight at that point in that third set. Although if you listened to Serena Williams talk about this. The obvious result is going to be mad. This is an all time, choke, it certainly you can point to the ankle you comport to anything you want. But this is the picture perfect definition of a choke. You're up five one, and you managed to give that up, obviously that might be the case unless you are asking Serena Williams twenty three time grand slam champion, if that is the case there's nothing I did wrong on those mash points. I didn't do anything wrong. I stayed aggressive. And she just literally hit the lines on some of them and one I cheated ace, or, you know, unreturnable serve like, I literally did everything I could on those mash one it's not like I choked on those match points. She literally played her best tennis ever on those shots first and last year on ESPN radio and the ESPN app having not been a part of many match points. I will concede that obviously like any other sport, you can play very well in a certain instance in someone else's better. Just be better than. In yours. But it's less about the match points. More about all the other ones that also led up to that point in that then allowed this to become as close as it was. Listen at someone. It's okay to say joke now, obviously, Serena Williams, incredibly prideful, both all champion all these things that are probably quite frankly going to preclude you from having that same sort of clarity. When you look at this, and I've always pointed out Serena Williams falls into that LeBron James category of player, you're a child prodigy before the rest of us were figuring out. You know, why hair was sprouting all over our bodies? And all these different things as we eased into adulthood. These people were being tapped to be the best at what they were going to do in the history of their sport. And so when you come up through that pipeline the world looks different for you. We talked about this yesterday on Golic and wingo where especially in a sport like tennis where your tapped early and you find your way into these pipelines, and there's all the specification that goes with a sport. Like this that demands at a young age that you track in the right areas in order to end up at this spot. Again, all of that gets you to a very different place. Mentally that everyone else who socialize like a normal kid going through high school going through college. And being in all the situations that gets you now. As far as Serena this only the second match of Serena's tour level career in which she lost a match after blowing four more matchpoints. She's wandered six in the third set of her quarter-final match against Monica Seles back in two thousand one at Los Angeles. But it never happened in a major before. Now is just the second time she'd bone a five one lead in the third set of tournament. The other time was in nineteen ninety nine so all of this unprecedented. Even for Serena Williams, clearly now, I mean heard span of dominance is unparalleled all these different things. But this is an outlier even in this now and just again, the sheer gravity of giving up those four multiple match points. Pam Shriver ESPN ten analyst join Stanford on sportscenter last night said this. There's no time clock. You can't run an out. You've got to win the last point. And Serena Williams. Ended up having three more match points. Few games later on Puska the serve and had a great crack at a second serve. So it wasn't just this. Serena lost serve after the footfall. And the ankle roll. It was also that she didn't take advantage of the three match points where push Cova played great on all of them firstly last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, and that is the other thing. I mean, hell we may not have all lived match points. But you've been around enough to see that much like the end of the game. And a lot of other sports, whether it is that kneel down like Pam mentioned dribbling out the clock and basketball. You get to a point where everyone folds them and says, all right? Yeah. We know we know the outcomes been decided at a certain threshold in this one you physically still have to go out and get it at this point. And we're used to seeing when it gets to a point man of a ball's a little bit too much to run out and you're down five one. We have seen some people concede effort wise in those spots. Maybe understanding the task that lies ahead of them before to toot on the other side of police. Two down five one in that third set maintain that focus throughout each of those opportunities where you're say man, all she needs his one the barrier to exit here is so minimal how am I going to get over that? Can't overstate it. She joins Venus Williams police go by does. If you only players to beat excuse me, she joins Venus Williams as the only players to beat. Serena Williams, multiple times in a hardcore major Venus's three wins came in the nineteen ninety eight Australian Open the oh one US open. The oh five US open. Police go now is two wins away from her first ever major title. She's also now to into against Serena. So you can't certainly account for or overstate the importance of having that on your resume of having that win prior as a mental thing to latch onto one. You're down that much as much as we certainly talk about Serena, the intestinal fortitude on the other side of the court to be able to pull that off is stunning. So stunning upset in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Serena Williams sent home in this one snaps. Her fourteen match win streak in quarterfinals at majors. And last the podcast. Indeed knows finding the right hire takes time away from your business. Hiring unqualified data engineer felt like a second job more job seekers use indeed than any other sites. So there's no better place to find someone with the skills. You're looking for I needed someone with a masters in computer science and database experience. Plus indeed screener questions help you find your shortlist fast. Now, I'm back to having just one job could a fifty dollars credit to give your first job. Posting premium placement at indeed dot com slash credit. Terms, conditions, quality standards and usage limits apply. Additional terms online is I last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app or presented by progressive insurance callers. Join us on the shell Pennzoil performance line. You can tweet show the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed. Can have plenty of discussion this morning about the major league baseball hall of fame class going in the process for voting what it rewards in who we've been obviously leaving out some people change in their minds coming around as we've got now for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and some of the steroid era players that have for so long been cast out cast aside by major league baseball hall of fame got about three or three years left now for bonds on the major league baseball hall of fame ballot as he inches closer to that marker that we're going to need for that. Gonna be very interesting. How we address that? Because again, you look at each hall of fame and the job at does it may be coming up in a little bit. We'll take a look at baseball relative to the other major sports hall of fame because it seems to be talked about a great deal more procedurally than we do almost any other hall of fame, but procedure is the word of the day or VIN. The word of the week really for the NFL coming off conference championship. We can obviously a lot of people talking about what to do coming from the NFC title game procedurally down the stretch of games potentially reviewing calls like pass interference that do or don't occur towards the end of the game so much so that now New Orleans Saints fans because of the agreed just miss also going through the process. A thrown some litigation the way of the NFL for damages coming off of a game that they thought they were robbed of by the officiating in that game. But the overtime discussion. They came off the Kansas City Chiefs loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game and the subsequent discussion. They're one of the things that we heard the common refrain as we debated changing the overtime rules to allow for both offenses to get a crack at getting a shot to score during that overtime period. Because we know New England Mark down the field scored on that first possession the Kansas City Chiefs, never get a chance to touch the ball. Patrick Mahomes, still helmet and hand waiting for his opportunity to go up against that patriots defense. Well, everyone said your defense s give you a chance they're getting paid too. Well, Bob Sutton chiefs defensive coordinator will now no longer be getting paid by the Kansas City Chiefs as a result of that outcome time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts. The Kansas City Chiefs yesterday relieved, Bob Sutton of duties two days after. His defense failed to come up with the stops necessary in that overtime, period. Now Sutton has been the Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator since two thousand and thirteen when Andy Reid came over as the head coach. A situation where as Andy Reid said quote change can be a good thing for both parties. And I believe that this is the case here for the chiefs, and Bob not sure I necessarily subscribe to that. But on the way out Andy Reid, obviously frustrated trying to get along as best he can. And this was really the move. I know a lot of people are going to point to and say is this move that even gets made if you get one more stop if you manage to put your offense back on the field again and give them an opportunity to score a win the game. My thought what process would still be? Yes, you came within one defensive neutral zone infraction from being in the Super Bowl. You are already in the AFC championship game. You already the one seed you were so many things this year, understanding and accounting for injury. But still what this defense did. And gave up over the course of the entire season. You know, thirty first in yards allowed twenty fourth in points allowed. However, you want to slice at twenty six thousand DVD this season. And really for the last two years have been trending in this direction outside of two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen this had been chiefs outfit that was not giving their offense nearly enough help. And now that you've gotten into the window, and we talk about this all the time with teams where when you have an offensive coordinator on offense of minded head coach and one who comes into this, quite frankly, not on the strongest footing. When we've looked at Todd Bowles when we've looked at John FOX who is in Chicago with Mitch Trubisky. When we looked at Jeff Fisher whose with Jared Goff in the Los Angeles Rams when your record is already flirting with a place where your job might be in jeopardy, and then you are given a rookie quarterback the crown jewel right now in the NFL in the way that this is structured and he's not only with the salary cap. But also with some of the other restrictions that have come with the last collective bargaining agreement. The rookie quarterback contract has become more valuable than ever in capitalizing on that time period. Become the most valuable thing you can do and we often think of this in the vein of well, if you're a head coach in that position clearly if they determine within that first year that you are not the guy for the job. They're going to move on. Because they've got three four years of cost controlled time left on that guy's deal in order to make it work with the rest of that team before they gotta pony up some money and change the way that they do things for the Kansas City Chiefs. Andy Reid comes into this on stable footing. Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the NFL. Andy Reid is a guy whose job was not in jeopardy when Patrick Mahomes was installed at the starter. Even when people called it a major risk moving on from Alex Smith with the very least a stable known commodity as veteran to Patrick Mahomes, a guy who they traded. They traded up to get in the first round of the NFL draft was a guy with mixed reviews coming out of an air raid offense at Texas Tech, all of these different things that were going to put the heat not on Andy Reid, but squarely on the shoulders of Bob Sutton. Because now it's incumbent on everyone on the team. What are we doing to make sure we maximize this window with Patrick Mahomes 'cause you hear all the rumblings from Adam Schefter about the kind of money that Mahomes might be able to command in a couple of years when it's time for him to get that payday. It's the kind of money that changes the way that you have to go out and get the other portions of your team. So right here right now, it's on all of us to make sure we're putting this team in that. Player in the best position to succeed while we've got him on that cost control deal. Just added air ESPN NFL analyst spoke yesterday. About read and Sutton and the ultimate decision to part ways with their defensive coordinator. You knew what Andy Reid said we're in the Super Bowl. If we stay on side. That's not a ring endorsing that for you know, making a play. And so I think like fields point as you lay everything out to what has happened the entire season other than sacs, which they did do an extremely good job. That was pretty much all the head and think about your playing with a lead. Most of the time line opportunity opportunity can't really fast guys and a good three technique inside. You're going to get some Saks, but they did not play consistent enough defense to get him to the Super Bowl. Ultimately when I last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app when you cannot be competitive in obvious situations that becomes an issue. And unfortunately, the patriots were running in obvious situations. There was nothing deceitful about the patriots game plan when you line up with Devlin and was Sony Michelle in the backfield. We all know what's going. Happen in that circumstance the Kansas City Chiefs new coming into that game. What was going to happen? And the fact that you've got a Chris Jones on the defensive line. The fact that you've got talent around him in that area. Now, obviously it's limited in quality, especially when you get to the linebacker level there some improvements they've gotta make certainly the secondary. Without Eric berry for a large portion of the season was devoid of a playmaker. Marcus Peters was a guy that was sent off during this off season as well. So you've got a lot you can retool and add there, but again, even with that you've still got NFL players out there on the field. And when the patriots can just simply lineup and ram it down your throat with no repercussion that tends to be an issue, especially when that's been your MO the entire season. Now I last year on ESPN radio and the ESPN app was struck by this. So Andy Reid is a guy certainly likable figure guy who tends to give you a little more in the media than most very least a personality and a moustache. Become familiar with especially I feel like when Mahomes came through Andy really, let his hair down. Like, you saw them a little more relaxed this year he was having fun with all the weapons on his team. I mean, how could you not the amount of offense of firepower? Andy Reid had to play with as an offense of mine. A guy would make anyone relax. There's no relaxing for Bill Belichick. I truly feel bad sometimes for guys. I think it was Mike Reese asking Bill Belichick questions in this case and the media round there in general what it's gotta be like we think about offense of coordinators to stay up all the time crafting plays trying to find ways to scheme there guys open. And when you get to the game, you think you finally got the look you've finally got the place. You finally got the opportunity to go out there and execute it and it falls flat. How deflating that must be. I have to imagine it similar for reporters and Foxborough who think man? This is the day. I've got the question the Bill is going to actually answer. I am going to get him to open up and finally revealed to the world not just his love of lacrosse, but actually something competent the football world that I can use to write an article not so fast, giving your reaction to the courts of laser pointer citing into Tom Brady space during Sunday's game right now, we're really focused on getting right for the ram. So that's what I'm working on. Did it affect any of the plays at all going on around first? And last the podcast young. And that can only mean one thing to PM. Oh, here we go. You're gonna are you going to try and stay away from the higher octave? This time. We gotta put position can you not hear it? Like, I have no chance today. Do you know what I did yesterday? I don't know what grew McRae are ESPN NBA analysts did today here on first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. What did you do? I did the snap chat shift. Oh, wow. So for anyone that's aren't aware. That's like my life. Y'know you're one for one right now for anyone. That's not aware. If you wanna check out sportscenter on Snapchat. Always there right in your feet on Snapchat. But when you take that for what the one that goes up at five o'clock in the morning that you guys can check out you tape that at night you tape it around eleven pm in that midnight area. And so you can imagine when you've got to come in. And then to radio at five o'clock in the morning here on first last and then over at six thirty on golick and wingo. You're not getting a lot of sleep in the meeting. No. But I have a great manager shot up to rob gave Harrow who basically was like today. I know this is crazy turnaround. So I'm just going to give you radio because that's sort of light. You don't have to sprint over to. Sportscenter in stay here till noon. Lee will real one you get to dress comfortably with us. Normally you walking around here you got to sprint over their grass. Look nice. But you just get to come over here. You get to be in a hoodie with the regular. It's nice. So it's good. And we we get you over here this morning, and I'm always excited because anytime we got basketball questions. You're the perfect person. We can bounce them off of and we had fisticuffs going down last night. It has how's that going down last night? All of that going down last night. We had Carmelo on the move yet again in what waits for his future? But we were sitting here in the last break, and we're looking up at the TV at the replay of Serena Williams losing in the quarterfinals the Australian Open and obviously giving up four straight matchpoints up five one in that third. Set is crazy, and you made the comment, man. I can't believe my dad didn't take me and my siblings all tall athletes, put us into tennis and do all this. Instead, we did gymnastics that was some tremendous foresight. And I guess it's sort of like fifty fifty I think Serena's dad really knew that. Hey, this is a sport them. No one really has tapped into a specially for this side of the culture. Right. I I guess you can sort of say the same for gymnastics, but long story short my. Parents came from Nigeria they planned on going back to Nigeria after, you know, getting -cation, but the end to building a life here in the states in. So they were pretty for lack of a better term clueless about everything really that they should do with us. I mean, obviously, they knew like the major things. But so long story short. My parents were like, okay, we have four girls tearing up the house to great students, but we need to put them in a contract about tippety. So right next to our neighborhood. Was this nice gymnastics gym? So they put us in that thinking, this is what you do you put your kids here, they bounce around the walls and all that stuff. And I remember I have to credit actually, you know, what? Instead of you know, hating 'em apparent so early in the morning. I should give them love. Because if they didn't put us in gymnastics, we wouldn't have found basketball. Let me tell you. Okay. So my mom, we were gymnastics for a long time. And my mom's coworker comes to see us. You know, whatever I think she was just hanging out with my mom during our gymnastics time and her coworkers like looking at my mom like what are you doing with your daughters? Just like, oh, they're just they're being sports, there'd being athletes. They're being sports. There's nothing better than being sports day. My parents. And so funny watching them watch sports because they it's sort of like they had secondhand learning. They learn through us. So it's funny. Always do a move. And I'll do like a jab step like mom. What's that? What's that costs? This called shake them off. Schick the move that the status like you've got it. We we need to have a day where your mom comes in. Yeah. Just rely everything in literally the best always just have fun. Sometimes I'm like, what is that? But they get they get basketball. They get everything they get sports. It's just that they have their own language for it. But you know, obviously they've been like over time. They've started to get it. But long story short again. So my mom's co-worker comes toward gymnastics gym. And it was like your you need to get your girls into basketball tall lanky. And all that stuff. Like, this is not meant for them. And I used to remember why why would you know we wanted to do? That's what all the little girls. Did. Right. And then I remember thinking I was like why can I never do well on the uneven bars? This is like when I was ten, you know, ten is like prime aid for your six. Why can it never do it? And then I looked at video once of myself doing gymnastics, I can neck it never made it make it over the uneven bars because my but would hit the floor, and I never had enough traction to make it over because my legs were so long. So I remember like okay at this moment. You are destined for something else. Say it's always different. When you finally see it. You're like, oh, yeah. I can make it over because my but was scraping the ground every time I went over and like a little kid. You look at yourself at the same as everybody else you're doing like, you don't conceive a while. I am much taller. I have longer leveraged than all the rest of these. I just can't do a push up. Like, why are they doing one hundred push ups, and I fall video flat him, I think then you got in the basketball court and started giving them buckets horrible I, but then the evolution happened. And we kept growing. There we go growing into today's advocating African genes wait for the shirt, wait for it. Wait for its great radio right here. Nigerian shirt that says Nigerian for those USA radio and not watching on anything kinda forever. Sorry. I'm a little delusional because of the snap ship. No. It's all right. We are greatly. Appreciate your radio. I assume it is. It is awesome radio today. Macaire ESPN MBA analysts with us here in studio. Giving us the straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts today. Also, current WNBA all-star here in the Connecticut sun. And so that's why I'm always fascinated to get a basketball perspective not someone who is retired from in it right now. And for someone who was in it from someone who you know or round the same age in grew up watching a guy like Carmelo Anthony be great at Syracuse winning national championship there come into the NBA and be one of the best scores. When you see Carmelo Anthony now in the current state of his game knowing all right getting sent to Chicago to basically be a placeholder until we get to the trade deadline. Do you see any ability for camello Anthony to contribute to a team meaningfully this season or beyond real talk? I do not understand why there is so much Carmelo Anthony slander, and it's weird. Because a lot of people are so critical of him and his game yet. They don't. I mean like you see if you play basketball, you know, what Carmelo. Anthony is especially for the culture. He's one of those guys that people wanna play like when they pick up a ball in the street, or even in a gym in a you like, I don't understand the magnitude of Carmelo Anthony slander because there are people in this league right now that are his age or older that are performing less or worse that are still there and have roles right? I his playing style that people don't like and his deterioration. But the thing is people forget with a full healthy season. This man still gave you around sixteen points per game. Granted it was probably fishing. But this man still can get a bucket or he's always been a bucket getter like that's one of the things even by Beckham the Denver Nuggets days when he was going toward a toe with LeBron like he was a better scorer than the Bron James and probably still in the sense of the word is as far as getting buckets in different ways on often. But the words you said they're stuck out to me was role. You see players his age or older, maybe start to lessen. The shift their role. That's the one part of it. That's always been up in the air is how willing is he to shift that role. Well, that's the thing though. Like, I think he's willing. I think our narratives that we're putting around Carmelo is that he's not capable if he wants to play in the NBA again, I think he understands that his role would have to be less like, and it was sort of like learning through fire, right? This guy has been on four teams in like what eighteen months New York. Okay. See Atlanta, Houston four sec. And then we'll get picked up somewhere else. Like, it just blows my mind. And it was funny. I was listening to a broadcast and so much saying, hey, like which team would like to pick up who. And I'm like their number of teams out there that could use a boost off the bench teams that are probably not necessarily in the playoff race teams that need a veteran leader teams that can sort of just need a bucket and have somebody that can guide and in shape, the honest, and I think a lot of people say, oh, that's not camello Camilla's all about Carmelo. Well, why are we speaking for Carmelo right? Like, I don't understand. So for me. It's like I see so many. People talking and saying, oh, it's over like his career should be done. He should go play in China and stuff like that. I'm like, why don't you let Carmelo Anthony determined that on his own terms because? Yeah. Okay. Yeah. It's sort of like an abrupt whatever that sound is screeching halt like his career has hit called skirts ker. Yeah, scars. Hey, migos corker. Yeah. His career totally hit that wall. Are you gonna find the sound? I didn't know. I don't think we have you read. Oh, I thought you richer for your mind. Oh, yeah. But my thing is just with Carmelo. I mean, this guy is still capable in. Why not give him another shot where he clearly knows his role will completely different. Thank you for listening to the first and last podcast. You can listen and subscribe to all ESPN podcast in the listen tab of the ESPN app. First and last.

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Wipe Downs, The Esiason's Pediatrician And An Update

Boomer & Gio

17:37 min | 6 months ago

Wipe Downs, The Esiason's Pediatrician And An Update

"It has geo for a little while ago and he didn't have any left Dan. There's a little late now. I have one of those things in my office. If you want to grab grab one of those for okay now when you wipe things down in the morning just the spot. You're going to sit out for the warm I don't to wipe that down. Now you just wipe for the for the the voice keyboards and then Geo comes in. And does his own wipes you wipe for them. Gio wipes firm self. You don't wipe for yourself and you don't wipe for Jerry. Is that about covering I wipe in here. I wiped down everything here. I'm going to do an operation on some. Hey about wiping. Did you connect with everything. You're all set. He slapped me off to another guy did okay. He is the head off sloughed off. You didn't get sloughed off. He's not going to do it himself. He's the boss. He's the owner. Yeah I understand sometimes you get clients technician on it. No no it's all good. I'm kidding it's all good. Yeah we gotta we gotta work that thing. Yesterday ended up being a hectic day. Yes so Things calmed down a little bit right more health and inside the body household. Then I will be Going full bore with the brand new toilet with the day that goes front to back some more health inside the genealogy yesterday everybody got it set for me except for me somehow knock on surrounded. She's she's got a foot issue now. She's walking around with a walking boot. How the dogs? The dogs are fired. It's like old but they were firing firm mastery. The over their daughter wasn't sick for birthday. What she was going? Yeah yeah she bearing for the germ free you could take you open it up and you wipe in your stuff down and stuff like that and wear gloves and everything yeah yeah. We're at the pediatrician. Yesterday on her birthday she doesn't understand how many people are. At the pediatrician. God it was looked like a tired. Busload was like going to the circus. Doctors be making tons of Dole right now right you would think I guess who knows. But everybody's sick. I've averred these positive flu tests. This winter have been a little as you were saying so you don't listen to the show out there at all. Well thought that I don't want to instead. I have headphones on preparing all the audio that we're going to hear during the update can go both audio. The new talk screwed this whole all segment. How's the how's the pediatrician? Not always sick. Stand that super duper like immune must have those really good masks. That were sold out right right. No I did not have a mask yesterday but she did wash your hands stated Satan distance in remember taking the kids to our pediatrician. Dr Gilbert Dick Really Gillick Guild Dick and he's a great guy. Great Dude Right. Kids always had strep throat. One hundred percents strep throat. We bring in government is got strep throat. It didn't even check culture. No while they do eventually they do like. He's been around for so long he never ever they. They love Dick Right He. He was never sick and there were kids with runny noses and Snot all over the place and people screaming and yelling and in coughing and sneezing bring them Dick. I Love Dick Bring them to kill Dick and basically Everybody had strep throat. Wow now did you ever transmitted lil miss onto teammates. I'm sure yes so. You infected an entire locker room at some point I'm sure that somewhere along the line. Either I was infected acted or every team goes through like flu like symptoms. How many times I know yeah and they send you home they keep you away stay adding well? Sometimes flu like symptoms anthems could be also from party and then of course you know who the guy is and how long that flu like symptoms is GonNa last all right see you got all right. It's so spring training workouts. Obviously right around the corner pitchers and catchers for the mets and Yankees hitting the field tomorrow and as we get ready for the new season Major League. Baseball reportedly mulling these major changes to the postseason format. Which would begin twenty twenty two among the highlights? You would go from ten to fourteen teams for the playoffs. Three Division winners four wildcard teams now per league and then the team with the best record in each league at the buy into the division series remaining division winners would get to choose their opponent for the wild card round and some sort of prime sometime. TV event which. I I don't know personally. I think that's kind of interesting if I know that baseball traditionalist were written their hair traditional. I think it's great baseball. Baseball traditionalists didn't like the initial wildcard. Either I get Bob Costas Online. Let him determine the JOE heinous. He'll WANNA go back to the world series no playoffs. That's got a right. You got to run it by him to make sure it's okay. Yeah I to me when when people say that this waters down the regular season I think is the exact opposite. I think it breathes life into the regular season because there's so many other markets that will be involved that weren't otherwise things I have have about this one. Do you think that they're bringing this out. Because of the. Yes Houston thing distraction. First thing I say yes. Point one hundred percents route. ooh Let's make it as crazy as we can so we can get off the Houston subject under percents. Okay and number two trevor. Bauer came out and says you know he basically ripped it didn't rob Manfred. Who hasn't he ripped into at this point the only person on earth? Es ripped into his himself. Yeah he's just totally does it's just see just crushes everybody. Well that's good for you. Know we always get on athletes not telling you you know what they feel. And we're we're getting a guy that's telling you what he feels. Yeah I mean I just don't think that was a little bit of a strong call. The joke okay. Yeah I know it's a strong reaction to like an idea that was floated out there. They can make more money by you. Know more teams going to the play offs. And then you can use that as a you know leverage for your next contract. Why would you want that? That's why I'm all in favor of expanding the NFL playoffs by adding two more teams and only having one team have abide. I just like what Major League Baseball is trying to do here right now instead of two teams having to buy I love him another playoff game. I'm thinking about that as I feel like. There's I like the way that the NFL playoffs all right now. And there's so many teams involved already. I feel like it's not as necessary whereas baseball if the baseball regular season season so many teams are settlement law right there were the NFL. I feel like there's of course there's those teams that stink that we know we're GONNA stink. That are in it. I still feel like there's a lot of markets that are involved blow a two week seven hundred. Yeah in the hunt and we need. We don't need it in the NFL at feel like in baseball needs a little I would. If they did this I would like them to shorten the regular season is by a week or two. We know that ain't happening. But that's what I that's for sure. I think the reason I liked the what they're proposing because you've just resigned to the fact that all these leaks are looking. Anad is looking at reducing the regular season load from eighty two to seventy eight tournament at midseason tournament. I I don't know what the hell that's what I like the idea of essentially call out your opponents. I want this team. Yeah but don't you think don't you think that internally these leagues are all learning something about themselves and they're looking at trends in there watching attendance figures and they're hearing complaints from fans and things of that nature that maybe you know. Obviously not maybe well we. We don't see those things so they're reacting to things that they're hearing in their offices that's their job right so let's try to improve the game. Let's try to make it more are interesting. Let's try to keep more fans engaged. And maybe who knows. Maybe a team like Oakland or the raise make it to the playoffs under this new format and gives a lower lower left paid team a chance to make the playoffs a little bit more consistently each and every year big statement from Jeff Wilpon yesterday where basically said nothing thing just to let you know about the whole failed sale. Would Steve Cohen. I I love the the lead into this right. Spring Training begins on behalf of ownership. We'd like to share more information on. Why the proposed transaction has ended however due to confidentiality nondisclosure agreements? Were unable to do so at this confidentiality NONDISCLOSURE nondisclosure agreements only apply to Steve Cohen. That's it everything else is you. Could you could talk about it. I don't know why it doesn't but here's the thing. So Steve Cohn already owns eighty. He percents does. That's right so you wanted to buy eighty percent of the team under the previous way this whole thing was laid out so now they're saying okay. That thing is null and void read now. The team is truly up for sale. And it doesn't require the five-year buying period. That's the case was and Steve Cohen. Just ed up the next Ed In twelve percent more. And let's go yeah. Apparently things went so south with those two. That doesn't seem like a possibility. And I guess he turned off Major League Baseball and some of the other owners his tactics during this thing so it doesn't seem like a viable A viable candidate any longer. So that's probably why and he's just GonNa sit back and hopefully somebody swoops in gives four billion dollars for the mets big return on his own. Ask you this question. Yeah it goes back to the initial sale and how people are saying. Oh this is all Jeff wilpon fault. A Jeff Wilpon Swab. It's Steve Cohn can't be approved by other Major League baseball owners. How is that the wilpon fault? I don't believe that it is that part of it isn't no so then that that was fake news. It might have been. Yeah I mean or made those fake news said make new sad. Yeah I don't know it's one of these stories that there's so much stuff out there that I don't know what's true or not. Yeah so but what you said sure. It's not the wilpon fault but I don't know what advantage rob Manfred said in his statement at the owners who do you want to believe that up to the consumer right. Jeff Bezos has got so much just on the buy it. Yeah sure it was. He Care Can I flash back to last week and then apply to something from yesterday. If you'd like to so Jerry's familiar Edwin D as were already down in Florida working out last week. This was the day so you were out. Actually we've had this so they both spoke with us and y one on one Here's familiar on the two thousand. Twenty outlook is the best. We'll be right around the building if we we everybody's healthy. I think we're going to do something especially this year. Okay great very spring training. It's not so much much about what he's saying. We'll get to that in a second. Then here's D.. As on his off season work with Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez told me. If I guy routine Ryan you know. I got a Guam arm potential. I tried to face everything while he told me on. Everything is going really good. So both very clear. Concise understandable answers right. No no there's nothing it all makes sense sure well-spoken yesterday arrives spring training officially underway and both guys are back to speaking through the translator later so I want to get to the bottom of this and find out if this is the mets are basically saying listen or all major league teams. We employ a translator. When you're here as part of an official team activity eighty? He will be used because both guys yesterday. We're back to speaking through the translator. And here's Familia on why. He felt the need to lose thirty pounds this winter. I was really overweight. In most seasons I would be around two forty two forty five and so i. I didn't realize that I had gotten that far up. In a way that far away. And then you've got Diaz who Doesn't care what role he's asked to fill or which innings. He's asked to pitch the season helping the team win. So Lewis told me in a certain inning. I'm hoping to doing that as long as the top team now. Admittedly the intricacies of the player translator relationship. How the teams get involved if there's a union reasoning somewhere behind this but I don't know both guys themselves last week? Why don't we just here? They sounded right too. But I you know maybe there are things that are lost in translation. I WANNA I WANNA make sure that there's no mis speak or you know. Put somebody in a bad light because they may say something differently or use a different inflection or something like that all that. It's trust me on that a week ago when they were down there with all their mets gear on. I mean it is what it is. I'M NOT GONNA make a criminal case out of it or anything but I want to hear from these very excited talk to hear from the players. That's all Masahiro Tanaka said. Yes yes what he said through a translator he did okay. Did in which the audio isn't even worth playing because it was a very quickly. Yeah I do feel that way. They basically he was asked. There were multiple questions and eventually they got Sobat theus you said so. They were leading him to a point where he had to agree with see. See I don't know if he had to but it was said the astros cheated when he said yes. I do wish the more I read about this whole thing. They should just take the astros away from Jim Crane or she they should basically take the team away from him him because he had to know what was going on Koi had the no I mean he skated by with that heavy hand in that press conference and it was like. I got just appalled by this whole whole thing. And he put his son in his press rid of Nolan Ryan on Ryan's son Rob Manfred protected him. Because you know he's got to protect the owners and everything else I mean it's that of course I agree with that. I know it's a very difficult thing to do But there's no way that Jim Crane was completely oblivious on their Jim Crane can own a baseball team. Steve Cohen can't apparently were in the Club by club that basically is toward the shreds the integrity of the two thousand sixteen seventeen eighteen possibly one thousand nine seasons pointed to shreds right by code breaker. I don't think they were doing it. I don't know if they were doing it last year. I'm not sure but if you read the Wall Street Journal article that somebody that's disgruntle. That's giving those writers the information mation they gave them. And that makes you believe that this thing was so deep that it had to go to the owner and the owner had to know they had a no take the team away from him. Let's give you yeah right problem solve. Here's the full Tanaka quote. Yes I do feel that way in response to what he said. You'd never know what would have happened but at the same time you can say that might not have happened. It's kind of difficult to say so he didn't exactly go in all in on calling the astros out. Do one of the things I would do. I would take away the world series title. I would add anything yet. Does it shows in a record book that there was a year where nobody won the world series. And why didn't they win. The world's everybody everybody already because because well everybody no official official get the rings back get everything back. They don't deserve it. Yeah I think that's just deserve. I mean everybody knows it's tainted already I mean it just is it's going to always be so you say something didn't happen that happened and also and also also what else does it do it. Also now opposite door for people like Pete rose to want to be reinstated enough and they're using and he and and his group of people are using this as the impetus as to why he should be reinstated. Yeah I understand I know every single does this scandal. That's out there. He tries to get back in. But he's all I mean. This is another one of these things. Just can I ask you a question. He's already all his stops in all the pain. Everybody understands these gang being like salt like what is the difference like rob Manfred goes goes reinstated. Like he's the paying of the world that changes everything. Here's a question I have you and and I don't know the answer to this and I should know the answer this because I am sports talk host but I don't and I'm not afraid to admit when I don't know something it's very far between what never said go ahead go ahead. Who owns cooperstown? Does Major League baseball own cooperstown or is it a separate entity no idea the great question. Don't know as it's a separate entity why can't they put in P.. Rose if they want to. Is He banned from the hall of fame by Major League baseball or is he banned from the hall of fame by Cooperstown. Pete rose in fame is is. It's the baseball hall of fame interest so to baseball hall of fame. It is not the Major League Baseball Hall of a Baseball Hall of fame and museum. That's why that's why can't he go in. Why does he have to? Is there. Like some rule that says as if he is suspended for baseball he cannot get into all fame. Perhaps there is to go to John in New Jersey. What's going on John? Hey what's going on guys up boomer. I just WANNA know tycoons and cousin Brucie's theater for those really dance he gets no. It's actually soupy John John. I'm forty six. Yeah well let's go together Komo man. We'll smoke marijuana out in the street by street. Yes all right very tailgating locating what you're reading how do you answer following the banning of Pete Rose for Major League Baseball. These selection rules for the Baseball Hall of fame were modified to prevent the induction of anyone on baseball's permanently. Ineligible list. There you have it coming up next year college players get paid changes strong and you can experience it. At Gold's IT'S JIM for a limited time. Only join the most supportive and dedicated community and fitness for just one dollar get access to the latest cardio and strength equipment. The Best Group exercise classes as an expert personal trainers dedicated to your success. A stronger you is waiting at Gold's gym today. 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Circle CEO & Founder | Jeremy Allaire Interview (2020)

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast

14:39 min | 5 months ago

Circle CEO & Founder | Jeremy Allaire Interview (2020)

"Call Crypto Show. Talking business influx. Jane Guess I all die and see all of circle. Thanks so much Jeremy. Yeah thank you. Mike. Obviously very exciting project. A lot of talk about a lot of those things have been talked about with regards the circle how they because of Goldman Sachs back envision journey with circle self. Sorry thirty kidding me so we can go again. Bid To be rude but like what? What are you thinking I got into what were the crypto show proudly sponsored by the Baseball Hall? Of course and have a look. Today's guest co founder and. Ceo OF CIRCLE IS JEREMY. How am I great? Thanks for having me. Excellent great to have you on the shy joining us so a little bit new things going on circle that a lot of the conversation prior to now. Hopefully when we're GONNA have has basically just because you've been sponsored all your investment over Rice or whatever you WANNA call from Goldman Sachs. Let's get into what the big patriots circle. Yeah I mean so we've been In the CRYPTO SPACE. For about six years and you sort of maybe just going back when we started the company. The thing that got us really excited was this idea. That effectively like new protocols would emerge for value chains on the Internet. That would make it possible for people everywhere to exchange value with each other at the speed of the Internet and the same way we can share data and content. And we've been pursuing that obviously for a number of years I think ultimately the we're interested in both how does what we think of as traditional kind of payments and banking become crypto native and be open accessible open finance concept that a lot of people talk about and then further to businesses ultimately use this as a way to raise capital enter into economic arrangements? Other things so the kind of big picture that got US interested Six years ago. I think what's interesting now is. We've had lots of innovations products pivots businesses. We've acquired businesses. We spun out like other things along the way but I think the thing is now six years in the technology things that we're working on but then more broadly is finally getting to a place where we can actually implement this more open. Financial System built on Krypton native infrastructure of the spin off even quite companies built. Some spun off I read recently. The tunnel polonius elsewhere. An exchange that sort of we there the clinics Knicks so we acquired pontiacs in early in the first quarter of two thousand eighteen and the history of plenty is the founder of pontiacs was mining coins. Back in two thousand fourteen. And there's nowhere to sell them so he built an exchange where you can sell all coins and Was sort of very very primary. Old Coin Exchange is the first exchange to list of theory him sort of very much at the cutting edge of new projects and things and then in twenty seventeen when the market For digital assets took off they saw really explosive growth for quite some time as actually number one number two marketshare exchange in the world. I think ran up against as a US based company started to run up against the regulatory things that we're starting to happen with the SEC The requirements or running. Something at that scale where really difficult and We had known them and worked with them. They'd worked with our OTC desk. And I think they were looking for a company that could help you to take over and and take it forward. We closed the deal again in q one of two thousand eighteen right is the market was starting to really decline them off and it was interesting to watch over the course of two thousand eighteen and into twenty one thousand nine hundred effectively. We saw rapid growth in non. Us international exchanges in particular out of Asia who play different set rules and work so concerned with us regulatory situations and then at the same time the regulatory environment in the US for exchanges especially for broad-based crypto changes. That wants for lots of different projects. Gotten much much worse and we were pretty outspoken about that but I think ultimately we reached a place where our view that plenty ex to continue to compete as a Haiku exchange needed to have the level of capital and the ability to operate internationally without the burden of the US and so We yeah we read recently spun plenty out. The leadership team and management has gone. It's now out of an Asian investment group and it's an international focus and unfortunately it's part of that we did announce it we're winding down the US portion of it so US customers can no longer trade in and actually have to withdraw their assets from the platform so that was one of the photos. Having was She had two choices. Celta Niger Secretary. By so business or area or over there restructured old. Recent was that ever an option or is it just too much going on to the metal. Yeah I mean I think that there. There's a there's a real difference between a US based company that trying to build something to operate in Asia versus. You know more Asian central operations and I think the other pieces I think just the capital investment required is is is really significant and so you know the the investment group that we spend it out to is investing over one hundred million dollars into the business and I think that's great and that's critical and I think it's it's exactly what it needs a fantastic. Let's go into the next two inches. They see invested the company's doing something that will allow you to talk to the lines. If I remember correctly say into companies to help them get going towards coal Sayed yes so seed. Invest is also a company that we acquired and we closed that. We close that deal on q one of this year and seed. Invest is really interesting company. They've been around for about five years and basically in the. Us A whole new set of laws were passed over the prior years that were like crowdfunding laws so basically laws that allowed platforms and companies to issue securities and sell them and market them directly to investors on the Internet and then also opened that up not just to sort of accredited sort of wealthy people investors but also to unaccredited investors so the average person could for the first time essentially invest in like venture capital like companies and startups in so season-best grew over several years to be the largest equity crowd funding platform in the US. It's a regulated broker dealer also approved as what's called an ATS which allows for secondary trading of those securities and have helped hundreds of companies raise hundreds of millions of dollars issuing these securities on the Internet. When you think about crypto and you think about things like token offerings or digital assets you know in in some ways like what a lot of did in two thousand seventeen were unregistered securities offerings. So right and what? What are you getting so our view in this goes back to like founding vision circle is financial contracts will become executed in code. They'll become you know crypto native and those financial contracts will be token is meaning. There will be this at the public. Blockchain's will be the settlement ledger for those and but sophisticated financial contracts like equity company or lending contract where a debt contract or a labor contractor any type of economic arrangement that you can tow defy literally. We'll move to these these blockchain's and so but that's GonNa have to work within the existing framework for securities not just in the US but around the world and so for us we wanted to converge sort of platforms that allow for capital formation and securities issuance on the Internet with crypto. So we're in the process of doing that. So that companies can issue digital assets and have those beef investable and tradable and other things through that through the CMS platform. So how does it work for for the company? So that you can come. So I'd say twenty percent equity that you would like to bring to the platform and the market saw process with you issue. A PRICE YEAH. You issue a price. Yeah and so one of the things that we do is we help the company figure out. What's the structure of the offering? What's ultimately what do we think the right raises? What do we? How do we think about valuation? They may have specific view on it and wanted to be executing that. But we're only going to take on a project if we think that we can fill that deal. Basically so we've got a large base of investors have already invested into deals on our platform and that just grows every time we add a new deal to the platform and sometimes these are pieces of capital. That accompanying maybe. They've closed some capital from angels. Or but they won't have a piece of it that they could sell the crowd so they'll put that piece to the crowd through our platform as well. Sounds like unreal Russian with boy for the project calls? Let's be honest with you rising series. I say oh series bake anyway but it sounds like something like that may be the small business mark. They ought to take advantage of that guy through all the legal. Yeah whole ways and lots of sheriff's very expensive enterprise was the purpose of the platforms batches the exchange. Well I mean I think part of it is that I. I'm an entrepreneur and founded and built many companies. And I think one of the things one of the things like least enjoyable about starting companies and growing companies raising capital. And the when you think about the efficiency of markets and how the market efficiency has been brought into transportation and restaurants and communications and media and retail and all these things on the Internet that has not been the case the efficiency of markets has not been brought to capital markets on the Internet. And so we have a system which has a lot of traditional gatekeepers. There's a lot of information asymmetry. It's still really really painful for entrepreneurs to go through that and I think the vision is. Can you build a marketplace that has the same openness accessibility global scale and reach that marketplaces like the Amazon marketplace for Alibaba or ebay others have built for other types of products? Can you do that for financial products? And that sort of the motivation there. And it's a belief that you know a very long tail. Businesses should be able to access capital and a very long tail of individual investors to be able to find those opportunities and the phenomenon in two thousand seventeen was a little microcosm of what happens if you have an open. Internet capital market now. There's a lot of ugliness to that as well but I think it's a it's an example and sort of digital asset exchanges as we see them today are sort of a microcosm potentially of a future. You know capital market place. That is more Internet centric. And that's I think what Inspired the founding of season-best in for us is sort of how we think about the long term future is we want to democratize access to capital both for investors and for startups and entrepreneurs. Yeah fantastic. It's starting on certain. Yeah yeah the other big thing. Is You know a year ago. We launched something called center. Which is a consortium for stable COINS THAT WE CO founded with Coin Base and We issued the first the first Fiat stable coin on that which is US dollar coins us. And that's been doing tremendously well. It's now the the fastest growing stable point in the world. It is the only regulated compliant licensed stable quine and it's a kind of generalized scheme that other companies can can join we've had about over a billion USCC that had been issued today Twenty three billion in on chain transactions and so for us that's like a foundational layer for the future of open finances that we have a way to take traditional centreback money have full cryptocurrency versions of it that could all the benefits of public blockchain. So that's doing incredibly well and we're building more and more services around that well. It sounds like you've gotten rid of the exchange with US regulation. Shut that down for you to say you brought to the same things a fantastic opportunity for yourself and other businesses out there as you quite rightly pointed a massive gap in the market of annoyance. It's not the pod entrepreneurship joy. Yeah well yeah then also of course working with at third out there as well maybe the structures in place and you got that security around that stable as well which is growing very quickly or anything else that you down. It's there's big things. Michelson absolute pledged. Yeah Great Jerry. Good to talk much feet so I'm a fantastic cut off now.

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Red Sox Groundskeeper David Mellor on Fish in Fenway and Helicopter Field Drying

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Red Sox Groundskeeper David Mellor on Fish in Fenway and Helicopter Field Drying

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST visit baseball tonight. Podcast for Wednesday April Twenty Nine. Two thousand twenty a producing from his home studio in Connecticut. Is Taylor Schwenk? I'm buster only working for my home studio in Just north of New York City and Taylor. You know what I was doing this morning right. I have an inkling. The war continues against dead alliance this morning. A predawn raid fifty down and twenty minutes as had might say I went through the dandelions like crap went through a goose and feeling. Good about a Taylor did you. Did you count all fifty of them? Oh yeah you lay them out for body count. The I had a discussion about this with my neighbor yesterday competing with the best lawn in neighborhood he said you know. I started counting the Dandelions. Because you've been telling me that you've been counting on me. Said I stopped at three. I'm like what's the point of counting the Dandelions but for me it's you know manifestation of my work. That's how I'M KEEPING TRACK OF IT. I. I can't count at bats. I can't town innings. I can't tell looking for things to count and right. Now it's the Dandelions you should ask Tim Kirkman what scorebook uses and by one of them and then keep track John's book. I didn't even think about that. I'M GONNA keep Dandelions Oklahoma. You're right all right. It's appropriate conversation because today as we continue contributors week. We'll be talking with the head of grounds at Fenway Park. David Miller and I'll ask him about dandelions warfare. Also some stories about his time in his work in Paul indicators will jump in with a treetop on the latest news I some of those notes We heard from Baltimore's outfielder trae Mancini. Yesterday who revealed that he's recovering from Stage three colon cancer in doubts. He will play this season. If Major League Baseball returns the twenty eight year old made the announcement in his story he wrote for the Players Tribune. He will also speak later today with members of the media in Baltimore Major League Baseball's allowing teams to offer refunds to fans for games currently not being played because the corona virus pandemic previously games were considered postponed instead of canceled allowing teams to hold onto revenue generated from ticket sales. The pirates are suspending retirement benefits for members of the teams baseball operations staff in an effort to cope with the economic. Fallout of the pandemic general manager. Ben Harrington said Tuesday that the team has been searching for ways to find savings with the two thousand twenty season on hold. I heard about this. That owner Bob nutting has been looking for ways to save money and this is the route that they have chosen. Usa Today reported that appears the hall of Fame Ceremonies for two thousand twenty will be postponed the hall of Fame Board. We'll talk on Friday with an announcement likely to come. Friday perhaps Monday. One of the alternatives being considered is to just postpone the two thousand twenty ceremonies and fold them into two thousand twenty one by the way in the regular Writers voting. It looks like one candidate is likely to get in this winter former pitcher curt schilling and Bob Nightingale USA Today also reported on the three division format Major League. Baseball is considering. We'll get to that in a moment and before we get to David. Hembo a reminder that the F. e. p. pod presses on through the pandemic this week. Sbp AND STANFORD Steve Discuss. Dennis Rodman taking a midseason vacation to Vegas the Pistons. Not Shaking hands with the Bulls after losing plus Scott Yells at Stanford Stephen Big cat over. Ncwa fourteen. They talked to John. Salley Michael Wilbon Jackie. Macmullan find it wherever you get your podcast jumping into the numbers matthew evaluating millions. He's using data in the the Cincinnati by two hundred points. This is Hembo knows and AMMO. Is Paula McKee's researcher and ESPN? Who's a hot show in the show? get up. He says he's ahead hunt show. We have not confirmed that Hembo everytime at and we Bob Nightingale wrote a story of USA. Today about this. He dug more into the idea of three divisions. Possibly if baseball restarts and I feel like every time. One of these stories is published What is lost a context for no fault of the Writers Just because it's published it carries a weight that maybe doesn't necessarily have because they're talking about so many different plans in each has to be discussed. Each has to be vetted each has to be broken down each has to be explored. They're incredibly fragile because he's one executive said to me Yesterday if they restart baseball in one person gets infected. Then they have to shutdown like the UTAH. Jazz did back in March in the best comparison to me is a drowsy clerk. Win that drug. That was has been mentioned in the fight against the corona virus. It's one possible solution but they need to be studied. They need to be vetted they need to look at different elements of it and because it's one thing being discussed doesn't necessarily mean as we learned with the drugs a clerk win that it is actually a solution. What do you think we're so eager for solutions? And that's why we're so eager to jump at the possibility that baseball might return in whatever format soon as possible. But I think that you're right in saying that with no fault of the writers. A lot of these ideas are for lack of a better term pipedreams and we're so eager like they're almost being interpreted by the public as reporting and that's just not the case. I think if I were running Major League Baseball I would obviously be doing the same stuff in terms of outlining all the possible scenarios and. That's good I'd probably be a little bit more vigilant in ensuring that leaked I probably leaked a little bit less or at the very least provided information to the people I wanted to. That was a little bit more in the reasonable side and a and a little bit less on the really type side because a lot of these things that I read are just so And the question at least based on where the world is now that it seems to me sort of a waste of time. I think mainly League baseball should be focusing on a couple things here in particular the first how could we limit travel as much as we possibly can obviously the bubble city the hosts those hosts type cities format like that would be like a World Cup style round robin or whatever the case may be just past him. Get up today talking about that. I think is sort of foundation of something that could work. You obviously have to limit the travel. The second thing I would focus in on the the assumption the assumption that we're not going to play in front of fans. What we need to do is have a plan in place for whenever that does happen. Whenever we can't play games lord willing to we can to enhance that experience as much as possible. Buster everything's on the table. Something as wild as getting ballpark food delivered to you to your home while you're watching baseball game sometime in August should be on the table. If I were major league baseball those two things. The limiting of travel in the in the watching the game watching experience from your television should be the two things to be focused on all right. We've had a great parade of contributors on the PODCAST. So far this week that'll continue in a moment with David Miller. Who's ahead of grants or Fenway Park? On Friday. We will be talking with Janet. Marie Smith who of course was the person the architect who designed Camden yards. And I know Todd Radio. I feel the same way believed that she should be honored the hall of fame because that. Ballpark was a crossroad. I think in fan experience. What do you think dusty the best compliment that I can provide a new stadium that I visit for the first time is every reminds me of camden yards? There's so many things about it that you'll see across the league now in though it's only was built ninety two though it's less than thirty years old. Two thirds of the stadiums in the league had been replacing. There are a few things I'd like to point out just in my travels that I would say Remind me of Camden yards and in all cases. It's a good thing. Exterior brick facade is very similar citizens. Bank Park was the first thing that I thought when I went to my first phillies game in target In Minneapolis targets field both more has that beautiful skyline the way that field position to so perfect and strategic. That was my thought when I was sitting up in a four hundred level at target field. It reminds me of Camden yards. They had these open concourses. These stadiums for often very cramped in the concourse very challenging to maneuver camden yards gets footprint was huge. In relation to some of those older ballparks in reminds me a lot of great American and Suntrust Park in Atlanta and lastly I think the coolest thing about the stadium and I think a lot of people agree is the warehouse. The way that it's positioned it's an outline in relation to the field is so smart and obviously in San Diego. Petco has the warehouse in left field. That's built into it in a similar way. I think that's really cool that they were able to use the The building that was already in place to be a part of the ballpark experience and a half to say the warehouse is probably going to go down as one of the more conic things. That's ever been put in any ballpark because of the character streak like when you see the numbers changing on the warehouse as he does he approaches have been breaks Lou. Gehrig's that is an extraordinary thing bus there and you know to the genuity. Think of that. And then years down the road. It'd be able to be executed in that way. A truly brilliant thing that I don't think it'd be overstated now. I I agree. I'm really looking forward to that conversation and on Monday we're going to talk with Jeff Idelson former president of the hall of fame. We're GONNA get a lot of his stories and he's got a ton of them What's your take on on the in relation to hall of Fame Right Now? Well people ask me what my dream job is there and they usually say I would like to be the shortstop for the Phillies Given the fact that's probably Unrealistic they approach each season be hall of fame. President which is what he was formerly. Would be up there on that list. Field to play golf at those guys and to be you know fraternizing Like that is sort of like the dream for for for someone like me and for a lot of other baseball fans and I think I have. I have to give him. Credit Hall of fame receives a lot of criticism. And some of. It's fair for the way that the way that the last Inter fifteen years have gone specifically as it relates to the steroid users. But I think that's a good thing. Buster because when tells me that people care about the baseball hall of fame way more than all of the other ones and there's real value in that the stringent process for election and away in which voting goes is so much better and more controversial in baseball than any other sport and that's why the Baseball Hall of fame is infinitely better than any other sport and I think? I think you'd agree with me and saying this. Every baseball fan in every baseball writer should visit at least once because it does provide you a different perspective. I'm so tired of hearing the arguments. It's just a museum that is not the case. The Baseball Hall of fame is not just museum. It is part of the Baseball Hall of fame. But the busted a plaque room is holy ground and the way that I view the platform is very different. Pete Rose's represented and Baseball Hall of Fame Museum but he doesn't have a plaque the distinction. There is very important. It's something that you don't really feel unless you're in the building right. You and I are going to have an argument next week. Then 'cause I have always been a baseball museum and and that whole I mean when people use the word holy that's where they cross the line for me but you know what We hit on that next week. Thanks for example Looking forward to it. I'll bring my incident. David Meller ahead of grants for Fenway Park. He's also the author a book published last year. One base it at time. How do I how I survived? Ptsd and found my field of dreams. I in Dave. I was noticing on Amazon a bunch of reviews and pretty much all of them five stars like I've done a couple of books. I didn't come close to those types of reviews on very humble. Thank you for the opportunity to be on your on your podcast. You don't have I'm very humbled by the response we've received you know we. We wrote the book with the that if we could have one person Learn from our challenge it was worth writing and the response has been very powerful. So tell me in your interaction with folks a reaction that you've got that really stuck with you one person who connected with the book and came up to talk to you about it you know. It has just been really The response we've heard from people in all walks of life from the first book signing we had Two people drive up from Washington. Dc was in the CIA one was an FBI agent who had been dealing with PTSD and came to see us. We've had people From Highway Patrol and firemen from people who've dealt with sexual abuse to Rape two fires in their own home to car crashes to all sorts of trauma in their life. And I had someone reach out to me two weeks ago who work was dealing with. Ptsd from cove it and You know we want to let people know that they're not alone. That helps available and that treatment works. You know it's nothing to be ashamed of to ask for help. You know for over twenty years. I kept all my emotions deeply buried inside because they thought it was a sign of weakness to ask for help and now I know it's a sign of strength to ask for help and the response we've gotten from the book Is is shown that that people can relate to that and there are resources in the book to let people know that. Ptsd doesn't just come from From war it comes from any life threatening trauma and it's a natural response to the To trauma and there is a help available and I thought all along when when you when I first started talking about this and you mentioned that you wanted to write a book I thought boy year are in a perfect position to connect with people because of your work. And the fact that Fenway Park is so recognizable and because baseball that people can relate to you. You know through those through those avenues. Is that the what you've experienced? It really has You know the first. Espn e sixty piece that we did with you Literally the very next day The Red Sox Was We're in town and a visiting player? I walked out of my office and my office is right across the concourse from visiting clubhouse and a player from the visiting team was coming in from the team bus and stopped me and said David You know my teammates and I saw the piece last night and I wanted to stop you until you Thank you for having the courage to share your story Because of you sharing your story you know Many of my teammates and I realize that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help and many of us are going to see our team. psychologists also and realize. It's a sign of strength to ask for help. If you can do it we can do it. That's really great and I see all the time when I'm out on the field that players will stop by and they'll say hi to us they walk by and I'm curious about in in your time in your position. A story about a player that you connected with Players you see and it makes the point coming in saying hi you know. I've been very blessed this. This'll be my gosh thirty. Sixth Year in the majors and I've been really fortunate to you know some great players through the years. You know it not only guys it have great stats through the years. Just you know. Great People From Robin Yount to require Selo Just people And all all stages of their career just been really fortunate to Make some friendships with guys that I say they all put on their pants the same way we do have life outside of baseball. I've been fortunate to Make connections with guys and and You know stay in touch with them. A lot of Will Stop over the office to see Drago Lance mccullers a lot of times. We'll stop over to say hi to Drago You know made friends that way. Too and and If you can exist explain for listeners. Who Drago is and when when you met. Drago. Yeah I'm sorry Chocolate was my service dog. Drago came into my life May Ninth Two thousand fourteen Geragos my service dog. He helps me with post traumatic stress. as well as mobility and he goes everywhere with me Other right now during covert he stays at home I go out of the House but he He's trained not to go to the bathroom on grass and so he goes everywhere on field with me and He is just absolutely other than my wife. My Best Best friend and He's on the field with me. A lot of the players will stop over to to say hello. Get to know them and He's really been an important part of my life. I'm pretty sure that he he's a German shepherd right. We had German shepherds and I'm assuming that's what he is he is. I'm sorry. Yeah he's a German Shepherd. He's he's seven and a half years old and he has literally he's changed my life he. He's an important part of my life and You know there's another DSP and feature called David Drago that. If you're interested you can find a lot more information on how he's touched my life. Yeah and he is is a great personality and I see players come over and and pat him all the time I I'm guessing. Also a lot of your connections with folks on the field through the years have been through the weather You know with a storm front coming in that. Sort of thing I if you had any stories about managers or empires you've got to know a little bit Through three work in that regard. Yeah some of my best friends are umpires. Who I've gotten to through the years and you know one of the first things I look at in the morning other in my wife and Drago is whether and letting the last things I've Work Look at is whether we have some great Forecasters so really get to to work with weather. Shout out to all my co workers who've helped make connections with that and Different people you know through the years really are into whether remember Joe Kerrigan. Pitching coach was into whether I've heard my Mike. Trout is into whether they'd never talked to him yet about that and You know it's interesting. David price was always interested in whether APPs but You know speaking of weather. I remember this morning. I saw on twitter Mlb CATHEDRALS. They talked about They had a picture of a a flood at county stadium on June. Twenty First Nineteen Ninety. Seven in which county stadium Flooded in which. I think we got over four inches of rain that night overnight in which you know forecast was for thunderstorm so he put the tarp on overnight but the rain did what was called training where it just kept raining over Same Line of Pathan has a travel over Milwaukee in which it just didn't stop and so the water kept rising and rising and County stadium was kind of in a low spot came in from the parking lots and just flooded the park but do the hard work of the crew. But we're the water drained away and well that days game was rained out. We're able to get the field ready for the next day and once again it was just a lot of teamwork and That was a fun experience and funded part of how in that situation. How long did it take you to get the feel ready? I had a game on a Sunday in Wrigley Field last year. And I can't remember the circumstances but they basically had to play and so for two days. The brewers in the cubs essentially played a steady rain. And I remember talking with the grounds crew there about how many how many tons of material that they put on the field they literally replace the Infield overnight in terms of material that went in there. So in that situation. When you guys had that Milwaukee New York and how many hours did that require and the amount of labor involved? There's a lot of labor. Fortunately the there was a field ahead of crown to it so the high part of the field was infield skin so the infield skin state pretty much dry but the outfield and home plate were soaked. We actually brought in a helicopter from. I believe it was local channel. Four and as long as they were not having a covered. Emergency around the city We had a groundskeeper in the helicopter. Cab with the radio and they flew over different parts the field We would communicate with on different parts that were wetter than others. They literally hovered over the field. Six to eight hours kind of like a big hairdryer. Downdraft Helicopter was I think. One hundred forty eight hundred fifty miles an hour and We helped you know. Blow dry the field and There was just a lot of teamwork to get it ready. You know while some other rain games you know here the old field. When I came to Fenway Park did not drain. Well the most antiquated field In baseball at that time the last major renovation. When I came to fenway in two thousand one last major renovation to the field is nineteen thirty four it did not have subsurface language so when it would rain hard being on landfill water would be waked up from the bottom as well as water. The top would not drain away so we would often put ten tons of drying agent on top of the grass. And then the next day take backpack blowers Blow a lot of that Drying agent off and save it for Future Day and So it was a lot of challenges with the old field ownership invested in a new field that was put a modern field that was put in after the Oh four world series and so fortunately feel does drained a lot certainly a lot lot certainly a lot of teamwork keeping field zone going with Mother Nature. Well and you told me. A story wants about how The the with the old field that the drainage a backup so much that they would be fish near second base at Fenway Park. You know that is that is a great story and I started At Fenway I sat down with Mr Joe Mooney who was groundskeeper at Fenway. For thirty years and One of the first days we sat down we were talking about how ballparks were similar and different and Joe Said David when it really rains hard but dugout for flood because of the Infield crown and he said Okay Mister Mooney you know. I've seen dugouts flood before you said it's a really really rains. Hard water from the street outside the park will back up from thunderstorm. Come Underneath a city drain and the manhole cover and the concourse will flood the whole Third Base Concourse. We'll fill up with water and I said that a lot of water. He says it really really really rains hard. The first base camera pit or backup with water. From the city streets infill all the way to the top with water and the fish from Charles River which is about a mile away. We'll swim through the city. Drainpipes and swim out on. The field was in January of two thousand one. So I stop Mr Looney was pulling my leg and I went home and told My wife you won't believe the stories that Moody tells well fast for that year. In April we opened early April on a Monday and on Friday night. We were supposed to get a couple inches of rain so we put a tarp on Friday before opening day and sure enough. We got close to three inches overnight Saturday morning when it stopped raining I went out to the edge of the tar early morning around seven and sure enough. We had close to three inches of rain. I walked behind home plate on the warning track. Got Near the first base dugout and there was a fish about five six inches long. Oh my Gosh Mister Mooney. Set me up for a joke. Three months ago so I looked up in the upper deck and yelled his name and I couldn't find him anywhere and walked over to the camera. Pit and sure enough. It was full to the top with water and I looked between the camera pit in the second base position. There were seven more fish on top of the tarp. Absolutely true story I. I wish I would've dry mounted a fish for my office for his office for ownership but the sun came out in the Russia getting ready for opening day through the fish way but luckily I took a picture of the fish and it hangs in my office. Fenway Oh that's awesome. I was GonNa say you know like the Boston Globe? Absolutely love that pictures of fish on the field at Fenway Park Oh yeah absolutely. Now you've given you and I have You give me the tour of Fenway Park in different parts of it. I've been lucky enough through my work to go For example inside the Green Monster in left field of curious. In your time being at the park Is there been like a person. You've enjoyed Giving tour to celebrity. I'm sure that through the years. Some people who work in politicians are in politics might have done that or maybe some former players Because Fenway Park is such a unique place. I've had the honor to meet a lot of Incredible people and and veterans and people you know from the Jimmy Fund really Very humbled to beat a lot of people and I my first year. There was a gentleman in the stands That I got called over to meet and his name was David. Cheer and Turned out he had climbed Mount Everest at that time for different times and they Someone asked me if I could walk him out to the field. He was a huge red sox. Fan and so I walked out to the field and and that they were working on the pitcher's mound I said. Would you like to stand up on the PITCHER's mound and get a picture and he got to the edge of the mountain and took a deep breath and and he says you know? I have chills running through me says I have more emotions running through me to climb up that ten inch mound then I ever had climbing up Everest and I just literally I mean I kinda gives me chills right now just think how special you know Fenway Park Mound is no I dream was always to stand on Fenway Park bounded. I get chills. Every day. I walked down the field and and just to think you know you know somebody who's climbing Everest five times now You know has that. Kind of feeling for fenway really Put things in perspective again for special is yeah and soon as you said his name. I was thinking that you're talking about the climber who is in the book into Thin Air. In part of that movie in the that was shot. That's incredible exactly exactly. You know just always remember that day when John Wayne came here and and I don't know if he remembers saying that. It struck a chord with me. And and I've I've met some incredible. I say wounded warriors and veterans and and and incredible children from the Jimmy Fund. And and you know like you say politicians and athletes and just Some wonderful people who help pre game and I just happen to remember that quote That you offend way has an aura to it and you know you say I get chills every day or walk on field and always remember that that quote now you got into this in part because you love baseball and I was thinking about this today. That In two thousand four. When the Red Sox had that incredible comeback to beat the Yankees they finished that series on the road When they won the world series that year they finished world series on the road in Saint. Louis in two thousand. Seven You know they weren't you know they finish that on the road if I remember correctly in two thousand thirteen though they wrapped up the world series at home. So I'm wondering what you remember from that moment in where you were because your office is down inside Fenway Park and you wouldn't necessarily be at the edge of the field. But in that moment when they wrapped up the world series in fenway. We're worried what he remember you. I remember coming out of the Dugout And it was just magical and You know we had to set up The infield to get The MVP truck on the field and For that celebration you know with the crew on the ground crew hustled out and set that up and then shortly after that was set up My daughter and wife We're able to make it down to the edge of the field and security them out there and So that was really special to have my wife and daughter be able to celebrate on the field with me. That's awesome before you go. I wanted to ask you and I I again thought about this morning in this spring because I have nothing else to do. I've decided I'm going to make the best lawn in Westchester County New York so every morning. I'm out at dawn. Fighting Dandelions and as they prepared myself to ask you this question like Oh my God. He probably has so many people asking him so many questions about lawn care all the time. It's like a Doctor. Being asked for advice on handle a headache or something like that before you answer the questions about Dandelions. How often do people asking you questions like that about their lawn? Oh that's fun. A lot of people ask me questions about about I care and lawns and you know that. That's fun part of the job and you know you ask them about daddy lions. I'll tell you a funny story you know when I was in college I couldn't wait to get my first home lawn. You know I dreamed of I was. I was dating my wife and could we had plans to get married and and I couldn't wait to get my first home. Lawn wanted should be like a pool table with not a weed and site and then when we got our salon we had our two daughters and and they taught me through. There is how they would pick They would find dandelions on the side of the yard and picked these bouquets of Dandelions and they just thought these dandelions were beautiful with these curly stemmons and all the flour and when the dandelions would go to seed and be that big puffy ball they would They call them blow flowers and they would chase each other and they would make a wish and then they would blow the seed heads all over the yard on Giggle and run around and if we could find clover we would sit for. It seemed like hours looking for four leaf clovers and making necklaces out of the flowers and the stems and I quickly realized if they were happy I was happy and my my war on. Weeds was over the literally. My favorite flower right now and ever since has been dandy line in fact. I posted a picture on my instagram account Just the other day of Dandelion and so when I see a dandy lion now makes me smile It Brings Back Wonderful Memories. And you know like life Lawns are all about tolerance. You know it doesn't have to be the the lawn sign in Your Yard. Keep off my grass. Lawns are all about creating memories you know and you know it's about having a healthy actively growing on invest in quality grass seed. You know you get what you pay for. You know investing quality grassy. Now's a great time to change the oil in your lawnmower. Sharpen your mower blades. In fact get a second set of mower blades and once a month. Change Your mower blades. You know we sharp on our plates Regularly and check blades every day. We Mow Because you know we have a clean field it at home. You're hitting Sticks and ACORNS and walnuts and dog toys and those Dang up your blades and make your not sharp so you think of cutting your hair or shaving. What the DOLL BLADE. That you know is not good for your hair let alone your grass so if you cut your grass with a dull blade today it may look green when you mow but tomorrow. Look Brown because all those crafts blades are going to be shredded and those ends dry up and they do two things that don't try your grass out quicker and those sores on the grass. Open it up for a disease and GonNa be injured injuries to your grass And then now's a great time to do a soil test on your on your soil and that's easy to you can contact your county extension agent and do a soil test and that'll tell you the percents sand silt clay in your soil and also a nutrient analysis And you can use that as a base and they'll give you recommendations on what you need for for fertilizer. Never think a little bit good. A lot must be better with whatever fertilizer use whether it's organic or synthetic and never think you know I have a half a bag leftover. I'M GONNA go ahead and use it on my lawn or I'm gonNA throw it in the trash and always be respectful that you're not spreading someone your driveway and leaving it there to wash down you're down into the street or into the gutter. No follow the label on whatever back product you're using the labels the law so be respectful there The spring is a good time to Core Air Rate Now it's still pretty chilly. It's been chilly spring. Certainly in the northeast You can see in the spring. The best time to oversee the ball because the soil is warm The Fall Frost. You know September. The northeast is a good time if all frost will take care of weeds but you can certainly see now Coming up in and when it warms up just a little bit but once again Follow the label on whatever fertilizers. You're using You have lots of options on on weed control you can mechanically take it out You could use corn gluten for An organic crabgrass control. Or you know when it comes to clover and Day No end. You could leave it. You could Spot spray you don't have to go out and broadcast something on your whole lawn But you know it's it's it's certainly wants against about tolerance and you know thinking about the environment when you care for your lawn guilty about my war on Dan now after hearing your story too but I my memory for my son. Now About Dandelions. You're going to be about sending them out to gather a hundred every day. That's his assignment boy. I always love talking with you. I always learn something David. I appreciate your time. Well I sure appreciate all your support in health book. One day at a time can be of support to people going through these challenges with bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets four. Wednesday quick one here Adam Smith at Schnittke F. A. Rates in first of all love the conversation with Bob Kendrick enjoy hearing about baseball museums and there was great. He was incredible and he wants. No I guess it really unrelated to this. Could you tell us the story of how slush y you became a vikings fan? Yeah when I was a kid I got my first football cards like baseball cards and One of the cards was gene. Washington who is a wide receiver for the Vikings at that time and I just like the logo. I thought the logo is cool and it probably didn't hurt that at that time. That team was pretty good. The the Purple People Eaters Alan page. Carl eller Jim Marshall and they were successful. I caught because of course now. They played in four super bowls and they've been beaten every time. But I love the logo and I am a crazy biking span love kirk cousins last one today and really just a comment here. Tim Rates in. Hey Buster the fisker hs four claw. We'd Wieder is the best purchase I've ever made for lawn care. I love the pod lot. Thanks a lot of Daniel and Tim after I saw your bleacher tweet one online. I watch youtube and how that works and all I can say is for all my neighbors and family members. They'll be getting a present courtesy of you. I've ordered a lot of the foreclosure leader including one for my son. I'm trying to figure out how to put a titans logo on one to make him really like it. That is in for Bleacher tweets for today and just a heads up you know. We're we're R lean times. We don't have a ton to talk about so bleacher. Twitter's now's the time to get your questions in. I mean we're talking weeds and Vikings today so so ask whatever you will probably making the pot all right. Thanks for listening today. Have a great day and stay safe. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball. Don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus. Podcast CHECK OUT ALL PODCASTS AT ESPN DOT COM. Slash pod separate baseball tonight the PODCAST.

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There's no ash all over your car. I would say give it a try get the flavor and satisfaction of smoking without the mess of cigarette. Asher lingering odor. Switch to Joel check OJ UL dot com slash sports. If you don't smoke Vate don't start warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine is addictive chemical. So a few years ago. I lost my baseball hall of fame vote because I quote, unquote, sold it to deadspin. That's been was doing this whacking thing where they attacked the self righteousness of the hall of fame until they were doing a bit of a publicity stunt, and they bought my vote. It ended in scandal me losing my vote because I out sourced it there. What happened nothing? I know as ending. Okay. Can I say to the audience who don't sorry? Sorry. Sorry to bother you his murmuring in the back on. I didn't know you heard me. So Cody unjustly has my vote. And now he's selling it on the internet is own way to bring to bring a lot of attention to his own blog asking people to vote. So you guys understand I want I want the hall of fame to understand that I get the last laugh because my goofing friend now has my vote, and he's doing the same thing that used to spend in me for and I'm voting one hundred times a day. They on his ballot on his website. So that I can infiltrate the hall of fame vote athletic tell Greg Cody tell the people how it is that they could vote you bored me to tears earlier talking about your hall of fame ballot. And how it's on your blog and how people can vote. Yeah. No it. Thrills me being able to offer this vote to the people. You can go to my blog which just Google, Greg Cody and random evidence and you'll go to my blog. But but yeah, I have a ballot here. Thirteen names. I let you vote for five right now Mariano Rivera is leading the vote. So it says so jet man, my readers, they're right on the Mark bullseye in at all over the blog fantastic. By the way. Can I say one thing about the word decimated because I heard him use it in a read there's no, okay? This is the exact same thing. You did. Right. Yes. No, no. It is not first of all. Can I say when I'm sensitive about this? Because a he did lose his vote. Agreed asli. Right. Be. I did not get my vote because he lost his I did not quote unquote, get his vote. I got my vote because on the same time as you lost yours. I became a ten year BWI mental the second. If Dan still had his vote. Would you have a vote? I absolutely would what he says. So, but this is the net, I know of this scandal. I at the Miami Herald lost my. Greg Cody picked it up you, and I from that what you will first of all I say right in the blog this poll is for fun only. The results will have no influence over my own official. There is the caveat may suspend you can't coating own ignorance to the voting president loopholes to the voters no more than he does about baseball because he thinks one peer should be on the holiday. You're misrepresenting me. But had you had the sense to have a caveat. You would still have your vote Krizan said is like, oh there is. So what is what is the most egregious violation of this hall of famers knowledge about baseball that you could reveal as part of a history of betrayal that begins right now against your father for releasing my wedding news before I was ready to well. My brother often will like be watching baseball, and we'll see a player and my dad will say who's that? And it's like some all star then he'll start going through a team and be like can you name this guy from? This team. And then my dad was does this thing. I'm not gonna take a quiz, and I go when he says he's not gonna take quick then he has no idea. The only two teams, I know very well the Marlins and the Red Sox admit that lady's the name of fame voter, Greg Cody L, and if I'm voting for L Schmidt. What I do is. I do research on him to make sure he's qualified to earn. My vote. I do you have the vote, man. You don't need to apologize. You. Have handles land your mind bone earned your vote, my vote, you got it because I discarded it in disgrace, I toil ten long years as a working member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. I'm a card carrying member. Now, it's been thirteen or fourteen years. They've they've riffled through the voter rolls and really winner to back from thousands of voters down to about a select four hundred and fifty who made the cut Greg Cody made the cut that's a member in good. Standing voters earned its gilded in gold. Bathing gilded in gold. Voting it. I am voting. It. Chris give me more betrayals of your father. Please the things he doesn't know because he didn't think Busia was a hall of Famer right on three thousand hits bisciotti. He was arguing against him. You know? Sure. Smell pretty sure Bijou missed getting in on the first ballot by like two or three of your father was one of the nonvoting and four others. I'm with you on that, man. Thank you could use the vote. I I don't know if I want to reveal anymore because I'm feeling tension for him. All the more reason. Yes about as part of our financial are lucrative financial. There is tension here. You're correct. But again, our lucrative financial arrangement that allows you to betray your father because I have put a some on his head. We have made that deal, and it it it is Purba trail. It can I just say the some better be greater than the amount of inheritance that he's about to lose. Okay. That's what I'll say. All right. So there you go my inherent is going to be bigger than yours. So so let's let's get in here and explain to Greg Cody and the audience what else Greg Cody has not known. About the hall of fame or some because he does he asks, you know, this does not make any less valid because Chris and Michael Cody will give him the information. He needs to not bet dumbly they will not allow their father to be embarrassed. Unless it's in drunk video in front of his house, and he falls into the bushes and Chris videotapes? Instead of helping me one time what I talked about before where he didn't know someone. It was my trout. Oh, come on. I can't be true. It is probably true because it's a time at the time. You know, what Trump might have been a minnow at that point ever since he's been Mike trout of known him. Well, and yes, I would vote for him on the first ballot now right now. But when he puts in a little more time five years to the day. Yeah. Big fan of Trump throughout it. So so where is it that people can vote on your butt vote? But it's just for fun. Yeah. He's not. Hundreds of voted already. Getting swayed by this vote not getting swayed. Yes, you are. I mean, I don't and by the way LTd saying that I think one should be in the hall of fame. He didn't even make my cut the thirteen I cut from thirty five to thirteen one peer not their us. Gary Sheffield who I did vote for because he only got eleven point one percent of the vote, including mine. The reason I lost my road right there. Because Sheffield's not in like sitting Sheffield as a symbol. Yeah. No. I support him. Yeah. I both form every year. Will again looks like all year your readers going with the steroid Gus all of them. Well, Rivera's not a steroid guy. And he leads votes bonds Clemens. The rest are well bones and Clements, and you're going to have a steroid out adult ballot. I vote for bonds and Clements can you get for me? Please Mike Ryan, I think I'd like to bring this out again. I think I'd like to break this out again during radio row and the Super Bowl. Greg Cody of the Miami Herald, you may know is a bit of a radio. Oh hack. He he does. He does sports radio the way sports radio has always been done. So instead of being out in ahead and investigating the locker of Mark McGwire. And Sammy Sosa says there and togas on the cover of Sports Illustrated, saving the sport through medicine. He is out. They're banning the steroid guys from the hall of fame. He doesn't think that they should be in. So Greg Cody of the Miami Herald has taken away the contaminating our interviews with a single question. And I think we should do it again during the Super Bowl and that question has been should steroid tainted guys like bonds and Clemens be in the hall of fame. And I think we need to start resurrecting that is a random question that we ask of random people in the middle of an interview as a non sequitur, I would be on it. I think we need to bring it back because it is start today. It is the happiest guess we'll start out. Yeah. We'll just we'll we'll try and blindside Ron McGill and Meena Cayenne. With this question. Do you think steroid tainted guys like Clemens and bonds should eventually make the hall of fame? These show an free time for some ads. Hacky sports radio question. Now here he is with my vote. He has my vote and he's going to vote for bonds and Clemens when he's been singlehandedly keeping them out of the hall with his right have involved on that issue of have you? Yes. My allowed to change my mind on something. Are you in? When we came on my vote by being right? It's the point the point is that all you guys are gonna cave on this. And you're gonna realize that bonds and Clemens and all those guys should be in the hall of all of your gonna crumble frauds? If a tree falls in the forest if someone with on a hall of fame voter screaming does anybody hear rape boy? On your game on and put it on the poll. Guillermo, if anyone is screaming, whatever it is that he said, I don't want to repeat it peleton is better than any spinning class. You could ever take. I it's your own personal station everybody, and you'll never have this where strange I'm tired of cleaning up. These polls for you guys. Just get it get it after I said it and put it on the poll. Well, what did he say? I don't remember what I said. But just put it on the poll. When tracking the domestic dust bunny. You come to find them hiding under wardrobes next to Las soaks due to some scarring off what's ugly fascinating about the dust bunny is that although they are not actually essential creatures when they have not only saves people money, but also has a ninety seven percent customer satisfaction rating this obvious to them you should switch because Yesler. Switching to gyco is a no brainer. Oh, no. It's the dust one. His only natural Prentice on the lung dust on his run along. Donlevatar will you sometimes call your childhood telephone number. We all do we all do. Thank you. Greg was saying he does as well. Speaking of the microphone instead of that third. Thermos you're drinking at the radio. We all knew. Stugatz. Are changed my mind through the rest of the show. Yeah. Under the metal moon of a no BCC donlevatar show with their Stu gods on ESPN radio. Mike, what the hell is going on with which rot? Well, Dan, as you know, which rot is a Toronto based metal band. And unfortunately, they broke up and they now break up on Facebook. And here's a Facebook post announcing said break-up due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist bleeping, my girlfriend almost seven hundred which will be taking an extended hiatus. I however will continue the band in another space and time being ripe with the music slowly flowing, and without a doubt will become the most devastating torturous music. I've ever created. Thanks for the support. Stay heavy. Peter. Also, our drummer died. Dark turn at the end bad week for which one. A lot of people are sending in gifts. Now that they know that everyone on this show is a merchandise prostitute, Mike, Ryan what year are you going to deny it are you going to deny? You seem deflate being described as a merchandise prostitute. I didn't buy a single thing. I'm wearing today. No. This is the thing. What happens is these guys? Tony Kornheiser has been doing this for years. Tony kornheiser. I remember making fun of him. The first time I came on PTI when he is sitting there and just advocating on television for people to send him stuff. And of course, it's shows people would send him stuff. And now we are on that list where we get sent stuff. And that is why Billy is now presently on his hair hat wearing purple hat. That says sonoma's raceway is the way to go. It's blue, and that's a fun. I'm XL, by the way, or excell excell will be fine. Black only semi a white t shirt, washing my car with it. Demanding. Now, we can't just go on the air and ask for stuff. We would never do that. But I will say if you send us stuff we're going to take it and wear it because we're like that we've got boxes of just stuff sitting around stuff that. We are the world's worst sports merchandise store. I like this. If this if we were to put up this shop with the contents on the street and try to sell that stuff on the street. We would be the lowest grossing sports and entertainment concession stand in the history of merchandise. Oh word got out amongst minor league baseball team. You remember when the Charleston river dogs became the boiled peanuts for a weekend series. They sent us boil peanuts hats. Yeah, we rock those we still. Okay. Garage. Well, Jupiter hammer heads caught wind of this. And they were like, wait a second guys. We're sending us some hats. So now, we have all these minor league. Baseball teams trying to one up each other. Well, maybe not all but definitely two of them. So the DM's are open baby. The gyms are open swagger open, baby and less, you think that we have standards. We can't if you're a horse track somewhere in the Ozarks. We got hold on a second. What is most credible? Outfit in sports that we have among all the cruddy merchant that we've got back there all that flea market merch. What what is the most credible institution? That has sent something is it indeed cinema raceway the Vegas nights. Yeah. The biggest Golden Knights. Yep. Yeah. Love the nights. Here's a remember that time a rod played for the Charleston river dogs and a bobble head night. Bobblehead? He went to be see. I mean, we got a lot of stuff here from credible places baseball. Minor league teams have the greatest nicknames by far. There's so many creative nicknames. I would love to wear them on a hat. Yeah. Greg ignoring everything that we were saying about subtle about asking for stuff just begging people giving people his size. I didn't really ask that is that I'd love to wear it on a head of how do you play? You gotta be more subtle about These Mr sonoma's great wine in the Fano valley, though. Also, great raceway apparently. You know, people talk about Napa Sonoma don't sleep on Sunday ahead and jam you're right about that in there. How about that? You a great day. Everyone goes to Napa. They say nap is the place. But I'm telling you so Noma is like, it's a gem. No, one talks about it. I'm telling you kind of like the Texans. I am still trying. It's just like the Texans. I'm still trying to find out who is the most credible. Gamma? Put it on the poll is cinema. Just like the Texans. Nobody talks about it. I never got an answer. My question. I see Chris Cody back there with what appears to be a USC helmet with a boil peanuts. Baseball hat on top of the US helmet. What is the most? Is it USC is USC the most credible. Outfit to send us something. USC sent us a helmet vow partners at ESPN radio, Los Angeles who used to carry us. They gave us his amazing care package. That included the Kobe Bryant autographed ball really wish that partnership has it a little bit. That was a radio heyday day, we had there for a minute. They just sent us a gift basket. It was charming the balls been sold on Amazon. That is straight talk. It is brought to you by straight talk wireless nationwide. Coverage on America's largest most. Sold. It. You said it's been sold. Donlevatar how much career does. Greg Cody have left just over three hours, very little and believe me to God's. If my career were around of golf. I would say I have teed off on the eighteenth. Amend the famine the off man away in the room? Teed off. Yup. Four or five shots. Well, six or seven. All to take a drop. It into. Condo found the lake in trying to find it. Beginning BCC donlevatar show with his two guys on ESPN radio. Greg cody's back in my day is going to be in about ten minutes. You're gonna get a Greg Cody back in my day. Meantime, senior writer for ESPN the magazine gonna join us after Stu gods update. You ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. I mean, it cons will join us is Dan just said she will join us here on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Here's your sportscenter update mean a kinds is Tennessee titans were easily defeated by the Houston. Texans last night. Thirty four to seventeen titans now find themselves sliding out of the mix. However, a home win over the jets on Sunday. We'll put them right back in all that sport can go to hell during that game. I know. Titans jets. God almighty, what did in Guantanamo on the television? James harden, scored fifty four points. Erik. Gordon edit thirty six season is for both players the combined ninety points is the second most by starting back, Gordon NBA history. And it was still not enough to beat the tire fire. That is the Washington. Wizards rockets lose in OT one thirty five one thirty one. It's a tough one here, man. And finally roller coaster rides can temporarily. I can't say the word well adverbs in general, the L wise are speed bumps for you. Why do you say? And what is an ad word. Adver something we're gonna what's an adverb. Temporarily that any anyway, the air lease that get you that that our problem. Those are tough ones rollercoaster is can cure asthma. On a temporary basis. Hey, hey, a loophole. They're put on the ball. Did you know that roller coasters could cure asthma? I don't remember what I'm still trying to remember my previous poll if a hall of fame screaming voter screams, but doesn't have a hall of fame vote. Does anyone here? I think the previous poll was is cinema like the Texans. Yeah. The one before that is the one who was right, right? Hey, guys, if you're built like a linebacker or a power forward finding clothes that fit has never been easy until DX out. The XL was built just for big and tall guys with over one hundred brands and an unrivalled fit starting at size XL so get to your nearby DSL store or visit destination exile dot com built defeat belt XL DSL for all the latest headlines information, tune the sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the day. If you want good solid football knowledge. This is usually not the place for you. But you could get it. The meantime show new podcast every Wednesday subscribed rate review on the ESPN app or apple podcast senior writer for ESPN. The magazine. Meantime with us let's start with Green Bay. You got Ryan Clark on Twitter saying that everything is remedial that the the Packers are running. What are you seeing as you're watching what the Rams and the saints? And the chiefs are doing and what the what the Packers are doing with. You know, one of the best quarterbacks we've ever seen. I quarterback who's not playing his best football. I want to throw that out there. Because every time we criticize McCarthy now, people Rogers blameless, he's not blameless, right? You've not play like a top quarterback right now. He's making mistake. But if I was nearly input on earth and watch that Vikings Packers games. My takeaway would not be at the quarterback is the problem. My takeaway would be that the Vikings were sending all kinds of creative blitz which is new they used to AA gap and Mike Zimmer change in a game and open up all kinds of opportunities. Meanwhile, Mike McCarthy never adjusted in response. There were no hot rats. No checkouts for Rodgers. Now. He's used to check down with eight. They relied on that a lot. That's gone. His mobility has been an issue all season, and it's completely exposed Mike McCarthy's inability to adjust defenses, and what do you do with the last two weeks where people are obsessed about the fourth down. Call he too conservative and loses. Then too aggressive and lose his you're saying that that's answer. Larry. That's what the media picks up on mature. You're saying no, this is this is a more systemic issue. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, look, we we see this gross Rogers is this a couple of really easy throws over the last few games. We see the fourth down issues to me. The biggest issue is the play calling throughout the game use of Aaron Jones a great running back. And finally, you know, he's actually in the game. But they're not using the right way the whole offense burnt to the ground and rebuilt. So you're you're advocating firing him. Yes. Well, I think it's inevitable at this point. Like, I said last time I was on show. I don't think as a cart will buy me an airport. I don't think they're kinda fired up during the season. But I think it's never Bill that changes coming in Green Bay at this point. It just feels like a better time Miyakawa show new podcast episodes every Wednesday. What do you got for us on Baker Mayfield? He's incredible. Okay. He I mean, he's been playing. So so so so so well took really interesting to see if they keep up at the coordinator. Freddie kitchens. He's a really nice job with him. I so when you say, what are you Don Baker Mayfield since the biggest stories, obviously been him. Criticizing Jackson, given us a lot to talk about on ESPN. I feel like everybody missing the point. He comes this discussion about player and coach, mobility and shoot you go to another team Saint division, blah, blah, blah. And was Nate. Baker Mayfield come as baby cries next to me. Now Baker Mayfield come on. I take because that's the world. We're living in right now on their incubate page, and he and he talked about he defended himself. But what jumped out to me was that he called Hugh Jackson fake. It just did it Reagan if not more complicated. Ned doesn't have to be about coaching and jobs, and we just did. He just didn't work out of his mind. That's my only take away from all this or the eight and three Texans and the eight and three bears the same as the eight and three patriots. Last night with love interests against my title. And I actually came away really oppress nog. Nope. Nope. Nope. I back because I feel like I learned a big lesson from this whole titan experience, which should never back into a take solely to annoy. Dan, never it's worth nobody talking about for years, my father too. And then you're gonna stay in trench. That's the key. I mean, listen, it was a bad laws, but they're still firmly right in the mix. Your your your big reward was going to the titans Monday night or that even the studio guys skip. Actually, read a Texan story. Thank god. I think the Texans actually are for real. They've got a front seven that every team should be afraid of right now. And show plays the way he did last night. I actually think they can make some noise so to speak. You know, is is a crowd gathering at the airport to listen to your live commentary. No, it's only disrespect people are, you know, sunglasses hut. People are watching in and out making noise baby screaming, clearly not a fan of my check cake, not not the best environment being. I'm wondering momentum seems to be building. The drew Brees might finally actually win his first MVP award. What are your thoughts on that? I think it's clearly between him and Mahomes. I think the saints are the best teams in the NFL. I think people are going to say he'll win it as a lifetime achievement saying you never want. But he's completely earned it. I don't really and the reason why you know, obviously to typically hidden in the homes, they're pretty much neck and neck, the difference in my mind that drew Brees has not turned the ball over. And I think that's going to be the difference in January as well. One of the things that the Seahawks. Make interesting is that Russell Wilson doesn't get blown out. He's that trick birthday candles, and I just love the ideas to God that their game plan. Every time is we're gonna just hold the ball. We're gonna go short. We're going to be doing things conservatively and say, oh, you want to shoot out. All right. Let's shoot it out. You wanna shoot out fine. Russell Wilson says bleeped on. I never mind like what what is unleash Gordon who are a Seahawks fan me. What is it like for you to watch all of that happening with? Russell Wilson where he is guaranteed. It doesn't matter. What the score and the game is right now at the end of the game. He's going to be throwing into your end zone for the Victor. Yeah. First of all, where's the respect for? He actually I believe that the pains, even you said, we're done, we're rebuilding. We're taking it was over window closed end of an era. Not hearing that coming at you. Now or home games in one against San Francisco. You made play make the playoffs where you will again, he defeated by the Rams for the third time this season, everyone will there's good teams AFC. But anyways, it's been frustrating because it's on doing run press and having the most run heavy offense in the NFL. When you've got a quarterback who is capable of that the only reason they turn to that second half was Carolina completely sold out against the run and shot hybrid forced to let Russell Wilson throw it. I don't know. He wanted us quarterback me you feel. I don't know why they don't let him throw more off it. It's very frustrating. All right. Choose accord or back for the next ten years Mahomes, Mayfield Wilson or Brady. Sobriety or breeze. Breeze. Grease also found whatever those anti-aging things. No comment. No respect for darnold. Huh? Why should I have any respect for Sam darnold? Yeah. Now, it's my home. It's my home watching incredible coming up this Sunday because I really think outside the home if I had to pick quarterbacks in the next ten years out. So with those two did you hear what happened with which which rock? What? Let's us code. He's question of Meena gun. We have a code. He's got a hall of fame all fame vote. Let's as the Cody question. I mean, a guy got we forgot to ask. Do you think steroid tainted guys like Clemens and bonds should eventually make the hall of fame? What? Handed guns like, Clemens and bones. Should eventually make the hall of fame. You're sure. All right. Good job. Earth. The meantime show new podcast episodes every Wednesday subscribe right review ESPN app or apple podcasts. Donlevatar who are the most overzealous fans. Are they tell her swift has the most over zealous fans she had to be pulled off a stage at Madison Square Garden. I believe swifty. This with these. Stugatz harry. Komo's got some some real fans as well. 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"Spain and Fitz on a week that simply full of football talk. We get to take a break because there's big baseball news, and they got it. Right. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app. Siriusxm channel eighty Sarah. Spain Jason Fitz ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. If you haven't seen the news Mariano Rivera, ROY holiday, Edgar Martinez. Mike Mussina all elected into the baseball hall of fame significantly Rivera becomes the first person ever to be a unanimous selection. So to help us break down. What all of it means ESPN's ten Kirk Shas joined Tim Kirch in I can speak to him joins us in studio. Giving us the straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts. We get our first unanimous hall of Famer why now well because I think in part because social media is such now and all the ballots are public pretty much that if you don't vote for him, you're going to get clobbered, that's one reason. The biggest reason is he's the greatest closer. Of all time. There is not a close second on the character scale. No one's better than him. As far as postseason goes, no pitcher may be ever has been better than him. And you just put everything together on how he dominated that position. And I'm just so happy that somebody finally got in unanimously, and we don't have to talk about that all the time anymore well to play devil's advocate and because we haven't moved on yet. And we still have to talk about it. There are people on social media arguing that letting Marianna Rivera and on the first ballot unanimously somehow degrades the memory or honor of someone like Babe Ruth or Hank Aaron who didn't get in. I know my answer. But I think you'll say it best him. Why are those people flat out wrong? Well, look to no one saying that Marianna Rivera is better than Willie Mays in a baseball career because Willie Mays one of the two greatest players of all time for me how ever to compound the mistake continually and say, well, we didn't vote maze. Or Aaron and unanimously or anyone else doesn't seem to make any sense. And the reason he got in again is just because dominant. He was at the best at the biggest possible times. So there are different levels to every club that there is and in the hall of fame, especially we have a hall of famers with C minus hall of famers, Marianna Rivera is now historic as one hundred percent. I think it's about time. It happened to somebody. We're talking to ESPN's Tim Kirkman in studio giving us the straight talk. So does this start like an trend over the next few years? Do you think we'll see more of this players just you jeeter's up next year? So we're gonna see more unanimous hall of famers in your mind. I would say we're not going to see more maybe one more somewhere along the line. But not many more next year. Someone will make a point that Derrick jeeter wasn't as good defensively as number showed, which is preposterous. He should be. He should be a first ballot unanimous hall of Famer also to me is one of the three. Greatest shortstops of all time played the way he did for twenty years. But yes, someone always has Renou. I must say over the years. I've seen friends of mine. I would never do this who do not vote for somebody who they know is getting in, but ballot management is so difficult to do that you say I wanna make sure Lance Berkman, for instance, stays on the ballot for another year. I wanna give Fred McGriff one last shot in his final year. Again, I wouldn't do that. But I actually understand the thinking that Mariano Rivera doesn't need my help to get in. But Fred McGriff, does some people think that way, and I understand it. But I wouldn't do that talking to Tim Kirkman at Spain and fit Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz won't wanna get of course, to the other people who were inducted, but looking at the very small relatively percentage for bonds, you know, to to to go up, and and what we've said before about how much you need to. Increase year by year in order to make it feel like there's a likelihood you're getting in does this sort of tell you that without a total sea change in public opinion over the next three years. Those guys aren't getting in the that's what I see from today. Now, things can change cheap mind. Edgar Martinez started at twenty five percent and ended at eighty five percent. So you can make push. But there's no baggage with Edgar like there are like there is what those other steroid guys. So in the end, it's a very tricky situation. But to make up sixteen percent of the vote in three years is very hard to do. And there is still a large faction of voters who say if you have a connection to PD's, no matter who you are. You're not getting so Tim when you look at this hall of fame class aside for Mariano getting one hundred percent of the vote. What else stands out to your mind that history will remember to make this particular class special? Well, Mike Messina should have been in his first year eligible for me pitches entire career in steroid era. He pitches entire career the American. League East a D H league. He pitched two-thirds of his games that tiny little ballpark in Baltimore and still one to seventy games with a winning percentage that only ten guys have ever matched with that many wins. That's how great he was one of the smartest players have been around and ROY halladay to go in on the first ballot. I thought was wonderful again over two hundred wins with a winning percentage that high like ten other guys have done that also and one of the great BULLDOGS ever. I wrote the story it's on dot com now, but they were gonna take him out of the game after eight innings, and no one takes ROY halladay out because he wants to finish and nobody wants to finish anymore. But he did so Charlie manual and rich dooby the pitching coach and the manager had their hands out to shake his hand and say, thanks for a great eight innings. We're going to bring Brad lidge in and Halliday walks. Right by them does not even acknowledge that. They're they're not one word said, there's no confrontation. There is not an argument and. Rich dooby looked at Charlie. It's a well. I'm not taking about. I'm not taking them out. So they let him pitch the ninth because they had so much respect. That's who ROY halladay was Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz at Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio talking Tim Kirk about the latest hall of fame class. You know, schilling is a totally different story than maybe bonds and Clemens in part because of how his recent interactions with people and social media usage and everything else have affected his I guess likeability is the best way to put it. He went up a fair amount. Right. He took a fairly decent jump. How do you see his chances? Yeah. He got a really nice, spike. And now he's over sixty percent and your rights air. There are people friends of mine who vote who say he's got hall of fame numbers. But what he's done in retirement has has made me take him off the ballot. I voted for Curt Schilling. I will vote for him every year because I believe he's a hall of fame pitcher. But likability does factor into this. And Mariano Rivera 's likability was one reason that he got a one hundred percent of the vote about schilling should be very encouraged that he got a bump like that. Because he's one of the best pitchers I've ever seen a specially in the postseason Tim should likeability factor. Well, if that's the character issue, if that's how you're going to present it then. Yes, it should be. But I'm not going to vote for someone because it really liked him. And I'm not going to vote for someone not vote for him. Because I don't like them. Believe me I've had a couple of players. I vote. Good for Ohio by guts for awhile. But there's not possible because you hate Kirk Jin. Yes. It's okay. But when it came to voting I can say, I'm not voting on whether this guy's likeable or not I'm voting on him. Whether he's a hall of Famer not so I don't look at likability. I do look at character. And in this case sometime schilling gets hurt a little bit by that from some people. And it does seem like that rule was meant to be specifically on which team the player played right? Not necessarily after they're done not surrounding the game of baseball afterwards. Maybe more specifically to win. They were playing which makes it even more kind of messy, the schilling stuff. A do you agree with that? Because other hall of fame say, we don't care whether you're a terrible person. You could be an even if you killed somebody. Right. Well, we have some terrible people in the hall of fame. Right. Yeah. Unfortunately, some of them some of them slip by, but I again, this is the real tricky part. And this is where the whole PD steroid issue is the thorniest thing that I've. Ever dealt with it almost forty years of covering baseball. What do we do with these guys? And I'm still not sure what to do with these guys each year, and I agonized over what to do. I voted for Clemens and bonds, again, not proud of it. I'm not saying, it's right. I'm just not sure there any right answers anymore for the most part when it comes to PD us, Tim. I know we gotta let you go. But real quick any thoughts on Harper or Machado in their landing spots. We're like eighty days at this and series as an how much do we know about all of this? We don't know very much. Well, Tony Romo said he's going to the Rangers. And he knows everything. So we got that one. I would believe Tony Romo point of all the people I talked to I can't get a consensus from anyone anything the bottom line is this could go into February for both guys. And I think the Phillies are in charge of this entire thing. I logically have to think they're going to get one or the other. And then that is going to leave the one who doesn't sign with the Phillies in. I think it tricky if not precarious position follow him on Twitter at Kerch in underscore ESPN. Tim Kirch in thanks for your time. We appreciate it. My friend ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Straight ahead. Dare jeeter's thoughts Mariana Rivera's induction. Plus another great player that we may be under appreciating. We'll tell you who it is next. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. Spain and Fitz ain't and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app and siriusxm channel. Eighty Sarah Spain Jason Fitz don't forget for upcoming holidays like Valentine's one eight hundred flowers has the best book. Deep bouquets and deals around boutiques brain reading reading so hard for you. It's full stugatz. Horrible, the one eight hundred flowers has the best bouquets N deals around. Like a dozen assorted roses for nine hundred ninety nine or or upgrade to two dozen associated roses for ten bucks. More to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN that part I can read every oh serious bay Jason Fitz. We just talked to Tim Kirk chin about obviously, the hall of fame and the induction of Mariano Rivera specifically, I think is the biggest story coming out of the induction because he's the first player ever to get a hundred percent of the vote. They finally got it. Right. They finally gave his hundred percent of the vote Derrick. Jeeter has a also Derek jeeter. His also chimed in today on the players Tribune. He he had this to say part of it. What he said is the thing I respect most about more. Oh, is that what you see is what you get a lot of people. I've met over the years. They've asked me what Mariano Rivera is like off the field. And I'll tell you what I tell them, which is that he's pretty much the same person you watch for all those years on the mound. There is no persona with Mario. He's never had a character that he portrayed. He's always just calmly and coolly done his thing. He's quiet thoughtful intents. He's a man of faith has an incredible eye for detail night kind words about Rivera from jeeter on player's Tribune a year way from jeeter having his own opportunity to join the hall. Keith Olbermann is gonna join us seven thirty PM eastern. We'll get his thoughts on the hall as it comes through, Sarah. But kind words from jeeter not unexpected as we remember that the relationship between some of these guys is strong, and it's going to be a very Yankee filled hall of fame. So yeah, I someone who doesn't have kind words for Marian Rivera leading everyone. He struck out. You don't I liked in the end to where he said and in the end like it or not he was just going to flat out beach him. That is that is that is what we learned. And that's why he's a unanimous decision in the whole. So we'll continue to break down the hall of fame. But speaking of players that may be in the moment, we didn't appreciate enough you, and I were having an interesting conversation, at least in the mind me, we were having an interesting conversation about James harden because we've been saying now for weeks, I think the the sports radio topic has been hard and success, isn't sustainable, and it. It's interesting to me, sir. Because you start to look at what he's doing in what we should do and giving it context and how we will. Remember this moment what we see from it today right now. And I I think I've sort of it's dawned on me that the best thing we can do with harden is instead of trying to figure out what it's going to mean for the playoffs. What it means for the rockets season is just stepping back looking at what it is right now. And understanding that in this moment, it's great and appreciating the fact that in this moment, we're watching something. Special and we're watching something spectacular without trying to make it mean anything more to the future right now. What we're seeing is something that history will remember. Yeah. On on HQ today. The question that we asked or answered was if you're James harden, what do you think about your team right now? And I said it probably vacillates between holy cow. I realized that there's injuries to some of our best players, but nobody can help out. I'm going to put this team on my back and get us from fourteenth place to fifth but putting up thirty plus points twenty games in a row like Wilt Chamberlain. That's how it's gotta be done vacillating between that and okay. I'm really glad my team gets it that the only way this will get done is if I put them on my back because they could be pushing for less isos or not letting him take the lead. And I think everybody there understands that this is the only way things are going to get done the problem, of course, fits is sustainability sustainability for our entertainment is not that big of a concern. Because even if he does take a night off and doesn't hit thirty if he comes right back to it every night. It's the James harden. Show. It's highly entertaining. It's an amazing display of individual play within a team construct. But down the stretch players who have usage rate like his and you need to shoulder as much of a team as he does don't end up winning a title. In fact, no player has ever had a usage rate above thirty five and one a title that you're he's currently above forty. So this might be great to keep them in the running and to make fans interested and to build up, our impressive, wonderful amazing narrative in view of hardened, but it's not going to help the team long-term unless when they get back Apollo and Chris Paul and everybody else he does less and the team still has as much success. And that's the part. I don't think we know the answer to yet. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. Sarahspain Jason Fitz. I think one of the difficult things to look at with harden is we take the current usage rates, and we take the current isolation's in the fact that you know, he scored two hundred points over the last four games, and none were assisted. So you look at all of these things and saying, well, you know, this is never going to work long-term. Well, what we don't know is when the other. Pieces come back. How will they all sort of work together? How will this assimilate? An and I don't know the answer to that. I don't think any of us know the answer to that. I'm going to presume that hardens going to go back to just being a lesser part of it still obviously going to be hardened, but I'm going to presume at that point. He's going to take a little less load and let the guys around him help him more. So that he can get the relief. He needs to be a contributor. But you know, we don't know yet. And I know that's not maybe the greatest hot take answer. But we just don't know what this rockets offense is gonna look like in three months and fit. You remember last year? We were talking about a lot about you know, how much does the regular season matter in the NBA. What do we need to look to for enjoyment? If we're convinced that we're going to get warriors Cavs again, which we did do we need to find joy elsewhere, and LeBron's in the west now Lakers might not make the postseason unless he comes back quick figure that you know, what out but things are different enough already that we can look to other. Other aspects of the regular season in the NBA general to give us joy, who's gonna come out of the east, etc. But that being said it was a good plan last year to say, let's not put all our eggs in the finals basket, let's find other ways to find joy. And if you're you're a rockets fan, and you've already convince yourself that this team is not beating the warriors. Whether that's because you think last year, forcing them to seven was bit of an aberration. And they're not going to be healthy enough. Or now, they've got boogie. They've got even better whatever reason than maybe you just need to enjoy this which is to say, you could be Adriano the bowls, right? You could not have a rule defying game evolving. Innovator. Like James harden to cheer on every night. You could not even be in the playoff mix. It all you could be totally irrelevant. So while it may not result in the title that you want may not ever result for titles for anyone other than the wars for a while. At least maybe just say I'm going to I'm going to like it for what it is. I'm just going to enjoy it for what it is. Whether it worries me. Down the stretch and into the postseason, well, especially because to that point Sarah, the herculean effort that he's giving right now is what's keeping the rockets in this thing. And you know, we've laughed a couple of times during the course of this streak that he's on with thirty thirty points or more in twenty-six consecutive games. At this point. We we've looked at it and said, well, he can't take a game off because the west is so packed. But in the meantime, all he's done has helped the rockets move up the standings all these done is continue to help them win games. And you know, it's it's hard. I even look at Lakers Vincent point of like, what can you? Enjoy Lakers fans. Have this very up and down thing going this year. It looked like it was going to be better than LeBron gets are and the young guys aren't playing. Well, but maybe they are playing well, maybe they're going to acquire somebody like you can't find joy anywhere for a lot of these fan bases. If you're the rockets, you can turn around and find joy in the fact that harden is making you relevant when his injured as they they are right now, they shouldn't be I don't think they have a chance at the championship. But at the end of the day, they have a chance of being a playoff team and. They wouldn't have that chance without hardened. And so I think you're right. I think there's a a level of like sit back. Enjoy your TA. And appreciate what you got yet. It will say that as somebody who does think that hardens aesthetic can be frustrating because we're not used to it. I have decided to stop being old man yelling at cloud. And instead appreciate that. He innovated you're allowed to steps. Everybody else took them toward the basket. He's taking him away. Right. It doesn't look right. It feels weird. Sometimes it is a travel, and they don't call it. But instead, I'm not gonna throw my hands anymore, and I'm just going to say holy cow. This guy's change changing the game while we're watching the NBA Ron roundup brought to you by autozone. Getting the zone, autozone. Straight ahead. We change gears. One of the biggest Yankees fans, we know ESPN's Keith Olbermann. Gonna join us next Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. And there's always hanging out on the ESPN app. Spain and fit Saint if it's on ESPN radio the ESPN app. Siriusxm channel eighty Sarah. Spain Jason Fitz ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Silence. Major league baseball announces their hall of fame in Duckie's this year, Arianna Rivera, ROY holiday, Edgar Martinez. Mike Mussina all elected into the baseball hall of fame tonight. But significant to that for history, Arianna Rivera becomes the first player ever elected unanimously. So we get some thoughts on it from somebody that knows better than most ESPN's Keith Olbermann joins us on the shell Pennzoil performance on. You can check him out on the six PM sports center this Thursday, Keith thanks for some time. And we appreciate it. Why? Now for finally getting a unanimous in Ducati, I think because these votes are coming out in suck public ways both before the votes are tallied. And after the after the elections that people are afraid to be dented as the guy who didn't vote for Marianna Rivera mean in the past, you know, on west unless the voters said afterwards. No, I'm the guy who didn't vote for Nashville. Dimaggio. You know, everybody else else's ever been in the hall of fame. We didn't know. And so there are there are there are no protections anymore. And I think that's that's probably the reason. I don't think there's anything particular about most career as great and as dominant as it was I don't use anything particular about him. I think it's just the changing of the circumstances of the voting more than anything else. I think I'm gonna know your answer here. But what about those who say we've always done it this way, it doesn't it disrespects the memory of those who didn't get in in the first ballot to have him get in this way. Well, I think we're now I Cornell, by the way, I think. We're now really we've split the hairs already on the baseball hall of fame process, which has become in my lifetime relatively controversial thing to how you know when to the protest marches dark because the vote tally wasn't exactly right for these guys. I, you know, if if we did not make a big deal about the fact that that Rivera has gotten a unanimous vote it, by the way, there's an asterisk concerned with that by incidentally, which we can get to admit it. But there's you know, the percentage of it is interesting. I don't know that that it makes much difference. When you're standing there in front of your own plaque. And I've been fortunate enough to go with a couple of people who've been elected as sort of unofficial family members on that might when the plaque is revealed. And and I I don't think they really give a damn how much percentages and the fans do either. And I don't think I'm not sure anybody's gonna come out tomorrow. Maybe Joe Morgan everybody else. Besides him would come out tomorrow and say this. This is disrespectful because Babe Ruth get honored percent of the vote or whatever and the voting changes and the voting reasons for voting change, and the writers sometimes spent weeks on them and sometimes spending minutes on them. The whole thing is so screwy that the least of the concerns to me is the unanimity, and I will say having said that there is an asterisk there was one voter who said he did not want to vote for Rivera or you didn't want to. I can't remember get one vote for anybody who so just thrilled with the process, but instead of sending in a blank ballot which would have made it ninety nine point nine nine nine percent. He said, I'm not going to ruin it. If everybody else wants to elect Rivera unanimously. So you could actually say river didn't really get in your nose because there's one who never Senate his ballot to make sure he got it. So they're ESPN's Keith Olbermann on the shell Pennzoil performance line. You can obviously follow him on Twitter at Keith Olbermann. I know right now. Transparency seems like a good thing. Because it leads to common sense. Here was somebody getting a unanimous vote that that deserved it. But his transparency always a good thing. Do we want a world where voters have to worry about public pressure? I think anything that you can do to get of the writers to think about the votes. Our it's essential. And I and I use this not so much because they're mean, they look better when you contrast them to to some of the other groups that have voted we don't know precisely how the baseball how about how the this year's veterans committee on the recent players and executives how the world they put Italy Smith and Harold Baines. And we could argue whether or not either or both of them are actually qualified for the all same. What clearly among the people who are eligible in that vote. They were not number one and two on the list of guys who really deserve to be in the hall name and as quickly as possible not even in that vote. Let alone in the whole body of maybe a hundred guys who are more qualified for the hall of fame. They're Baynes Smith, and there's no public pressure on these voters because you don't really know who they are. And only later does it. Come out. Oh, yeah. Everytime. Marvin Miller has been voted on the head founders actually of the players association every time he's been voted on a majority of the people on the committee, or at least enough to not elect him. Where owners who hated him? I mean, there's no public pressure on all the other means to get in. So I think any any any window that has opened on on these balloting than these elections. It's a good thing. I mean, the football thing writers getting a room, and basically, you know, have a mass fistfight over the last round Domin es, and then come to some sort of consensus, and we know who the nominees are who's made the final round. And we know who the writers are, and we can probably predict they're going to go and and often they're very blunt about why I decided he was right about this. We'll we'll take up. This guy's case next year. I mean, I think transparency works to the advantage of of trying to to rebalance the whole family and get get close to to having the membership that. It should have. I guess Keith. I ask because we're talking to Keith Olbermann. Shell Pennzoil performance line. I asked because for me, the only thing I can relate it to Grammy voter and the last thing I want if I'm going in on a Grammy is I don't want Taylor SWIFT's fans coming at me on Twitter because I didn't vote for Taylor SWIFT's. So there's this moment where you know. I I would hate to think you didn't vote for Taylor. But look it off. I have in the frankly have in the past. You know, I'm always open with people about what I've oh for. But what I don't want is a voter coming in and saying man, I don't want Yankees fans. Just annihilating me over this is not worth the trouble. But, but isn't that isn't that manageable with with something from and you know, I vote the sag after the the various awards that are run by sagging, and after and it's like should I I mean, I don't know that I've even seen all these films that I understand your point of view on this. But it seems to me that that's correctable. If it really is a problem, it's correctable by by having either a decision by whoever is conducting the vote to you know, we're not going to reveal the names of the voters who they vote for. Simply defensible or you just know that you're right. And so whether or not Taylor swift fans, come after you, give them the reasons for your vote, and you say sorry. This is what I believe like every other taken sports, and there's another thing to do. Which is there is a way you can hit almost every app that gives you Twitter, you can recalculate configure it. So that you don't read any of your yet dismantle mentions on a short period of time. Like, the you know when you reveal your ballot or I made the decision in two thousand fifteen to do it for short period of time, which is now in its fourth year. Yes. No. We're talking to Keith Olbermann at Keith Obermann is his hand on Twitter, by the way. I think you're talking about Bill Balu, and he was finally shamed. Into sending in a ballot. So no asterisk after all he did end up spending ballots and voting for him. Yeah. So you go we truly get unanimity now that that was something you were interested in. Let's talk this dressed in. Yes. Yeah. Let's talk about Mike Mussina some were wondering if that was going to be something that happened. Tell us your take on him making the cut. It's an interesting thing. I mean, he's really benefited from analytics and from the the the perception of the win not being the most important thing because anybody who sort of symbolizes the change in goading in the last ten years. It's a guy who pitched Rizvon's he did and did not have a twenty win season until his last year. The majors retired on that glorious note by the time it gets into the hall of fame decade later. It's like, yeah. The twenty win season is meaningless thanks very much and you come into the hall of fame anyway. So you were right. All along not to win twenty games a whole perception of what he great pitcher was changed. Like three times during his career. And so I think again, it's like the Rivera in imagery vote. He obviously was the same guy who retired in two thousand eight hundred was no improve as they always say has what some of the nineteenth century guys. How much better has he gotten since eighteen eighty four? There is there's no there's no change in Messina. But the entire framework of our understanding of what a great pitcher is has. And this is one of the reasons that analytics are useful because they have the ability to level the playing field people who vote for the hall of fame until the advent of interleague play nine out of ten of them. Only saw one league in person. I'm always thought of this is something that's been left out of the equation. We talk about the writers boats. What's like well? They know better than those sportscasters or the the play by play man, not necessarily until interleague play. You know, somebody in Cincinnati would never have seen. Mike Mussina pitch. So there'd be nothing to base this on and even afterwards. It's a limited basis of how many times. Would've seen him pitch for the Baltimore Orioles of the New York Yankees. So the fact that you now have these statistics that take a guy out of the context of his team and let you look at what he did versus everybody in his own era. That's the that's extremely valuable. And I think also it does compensate for some things that go into the personal question of whether or not you vote for somebody Mike Mussina operated on a different wavelength from everybody else in baseball. I have ever known you could not tell without even with many years experience of dealing with it, whether he was joking around with you or who's having a bad day or having a great day or was really interested in what you were talking about what he was really you could never tell he was serious about anything 'cause his mind just worked in a different way than everybody else. And I know a lot of writers who just went. I this is too much work for me. So that the the Dan Olympics get him in. And I think that's I think it was a correct call. You guys can watch them on the six pm sports center. This thursday. Follow him on Twitter at Keith Olbermann case. We appreciate your time next for joining us my head here. Larry Walker is better than Edgar Martinez. Thank you. Good night. Oh, not on the way out that is like Jim he went straight Jimmy Buffett mic drop right there that ESPN's Keith Olbermann. Joined us on the shell Pennzoil performance line straight ahead but change from the Kansas City Chiefs, which could lead to an even bigger change for the team. We'll tell you about it next benefits on ESPN radio. You didn't vote for Keller. Spain and Fitz spayed and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app and siriusxm channel eighty Sarah. Spain Jason Fitz at a lot of baseball talk tonight. Obviously is the hall of fame inductees renounced, but we're going to get to some football here. It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best fem best phones, best networks, no contracts. So are you ready for this? Apparently the chiefs have figured out the whole problem. The chiefs defense wasn't able to get it done. And no kidding. We all know that they were. I know we know it was an epic fail by the chiefs defense, but they looked around. They're like, you know, what maybe our secondary. Isn't that great? Maybe we've had a lot of injuries. Maybe there've been some problems. No, no, Bob Sutton's problem. So they fired the defensive coordinator, he's gone. And we learned today that if you as a defensive coordinator can't outsmart Tony Romo in the booth. Then you're going to lose your job. We talked about it yesterday. And I can't remember it was either field or DeMarco far someone. Someone we were talking to you. I can't remember who basically said listen romo's great. But it's a little tougher when you're either in a game, and you're a defensive player or even when you're calling a game to react. In fact, sometimes you can know that they're going to try to go to a mismatch with gronkowski and vary. And that doesn't mean you can stop it. Right. Because Tony even said if they double it they're going to go with probably Ataman across the middle. There's always going to be something Tom Brady sees if you shut down the thing that he thinks he has that being said it wasn't a good look for Sutton that during that game. We were all sitting at home listening to Roma watching him call. It was about to happen. Whether or not it's fair, the optics were bad. And then, you know, we'll we'll get into this. I do think that there is a reason to change the overtime rules that doesn't mean that we don't expect that she's defense to show up and be able to make a stop. And we don't expect them to call a timeout if they're completely guest, and we don't expect them to not let the patriots get three straight. Third downs. You know, that's a big part of it. And and the optics of that OT session Brady or not goat or not best of all time or not were enough combined with how dominant that offense was for them to say, we just can't have any questions about whether or not we're going into another season with an offense that crushes a head coach we trust and a defense it just doesn't stack up. Well, Jeff Saturday. One of our best was on NFL live, given his thoughts on the move checkout. What he had to say you knew what Andy Reid said we're in the Super Bowl. If we stay on side. That's not a ring endorsement for you know, making a play. And so I think like fields point as you lay everything out to what has happened the entire season other than sacs, which they did do an extremely good job. That was pretty much all the head and think about your playing with a lead most of the time line opportunity opportunity, really fast guys in a good three technique inside. You're going to get some Saks, but they did not play consistent enough defense to get him to the Super Bowl ultimately win. So, sir. Can I pick? One little thing about what we just heard from Jeff that is as he says, well, you know, if you don't line up off sides, you're going to the Super Bowl, right? That's not on the defensive coordinator that's on D Ford. Yeah. To look around and get himself onsides, and and you can blame all you want the Kodjo they weren't disciplined enough come on, man. That's if you're in the NFL, and I think my goal was the one who said repeatedly, that's one of the first things you learn my hand goes here. My head has to be behind it. I mean, if you are a coach no matter what you've called if your players aren't playing with discipline. There's nothing that's going to help you. Now, we can have a conversation about whether or not that was part of the culture there. And that was something that he should do better as a defensive coordinator day in day out. We can have a conversation about the lack of judgments there for defensive coordinator. I know that's a big beef for chiefs fans, but I also have to lay at least part of this directly at the feet of the players. There are some talented players on that defense for the chiefs and d Ford is a great example of if default lines up on sides the chiefs are going to the Super Bowl and if the chiefs are going to the Super Bowl or. Firing their defensive coordinator. So just like a game doesn't come down to one play. Neither does it coaching career. I understand that. But it this door was cracked open because of a lack of discipline not just because of poor coaching. Oh, absolutely. And you know, we all saw this game. And this was the straw that broke the camel's back all season long. This was a team noted for its offense with defense. It wasn't as good as its offense their past defense was always questionable. It just got a spotlight shone on it in the highest in most stakes that you could imagine. And it's I mean, it's not. But since I'm a bears fan where my brain is going. It's this idea of Cody parkey, well, maybe he'll get better. You can't enter the next season and have a doubt or a question about whether that whatever aspect of it is is going to let you down. Again, you can't enter a new season with high hopes and expectations with really solid aspects of your game defensively offensively. Whatever it is and have this one element that you already know is a liability. And that's I think what's happening here. They just it's not enough to say, well, we got close. It's we got upgrade this in a way that we don't doubt it at all. We don't think it's inevitable that will let us down. Again, that is straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G lte networks. Adam schefters out there breaking news like Adam does. And at least a has reported that there is speculation that Rex Ryan is a consideration for this position at this point. So I I can tell you this. If you're a defensive coordinator, and you're looking for a job, if you're a guy that wants to coach defense, I don't know that there's a spot you'd rather be at right now than Kansas City because you know, that offense of lead they're stacked. And you know that they've got a quarterback that everybody believes in. You know, they've got innovation on offense. They're going to be able to put up points for the next several years. All you gotta do is have a defense that isn't absolutely wretched. So from a coordinator standpoint, you're looking at it saying, wow, you got guys they can get after the quarterback. You've got an offense at scores. This is about as appealing job as you could ever want. Yeah. We were talking about this before the show right before you checked in the guys behind the glass. On the one hand. It's a good situation to bring in Ryan because you know, who's in charge. You have a very alpha senior, experienced respected coach Andy Reid. No one's going to question whether Rex Ryan's and charger Andy rita's, so that's a positive on the other hand when you get Rex Ryan, not only do you get defensive insight and everything else that he brings in terms of this specific job. But you get a lot of personality you get potentially the liability of disrupting what currently exists there, which was obviously good enough to get them. Very far. I've always found to be very entertaining in coverage wise media loves him because of his attitude and his approach the question is whether or not he will fit in with everything else there because there's a lot when you get Rex Ryan and finally worth noting. He's had some pretty good success against the patriots in the past bring him in and think well, he's figured it out before maybe he can tell. Some of the secrets here. I mean, all of these are great points. And you're putting wrecks in the situation where if this comes through all wrecks has to do is worry about defense. And that's a that is the sort of situation for defensive guy that that is a dream situation to come in and say the other side of the ball is completely handled. And frankly, I'm not even going to be the main the main focus here, I can just come into my thing be the side cake. Have none of the pressure that comes with being the star. I mean, if if his sort of if his past will allow that and I don't wanna say ego. But I think everybody at that level has some sort of pride if his pride will allow that. And I don't mean that a negative way. I it could be a spectacular situation. What we know is no matter who the chiefs kit. They they'll get whoever they want that wants that job because it is going to be spectacular. And all eyes will be on how the chiefs continue to adjust. I'm not sure how much more time. Andy Reid can keep the wolves. 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REShow: John Smoltz. Hour 1 (06-26-20)

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REShow: John Smoltz. Hour 1 (06-26-20)

"Thank you for listening to this podcast. One production now available on Apple podcasts podcast one spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Show. You'll listen. Coke. Live from the Rich Eisen show studio in Los Angeles Art. Hope all of sports this year have a giant Asterix and we just need to take it for what it is. This is a way to bring the country back together. The Rich Eisen show today's gasps. Baseball Hall of Famer, John. smoltz is peon NFL insider Adam Schefter actor Rob Lowe was comedian George Lopez and now. You're rich is. Well Hey everybody welcome. This edition of the rich Eisen show pleased to be on our triple cast here on this Friday in Los Angeles California where here on Siriusxm Channel to eleven are Youtube Stream YouTube dot com slash rich. Eisen show. We say hello to our NBC `Send Friends here for all three hours from noon to three eastern time and last time we set a low to our NBC `send. Friends was way back on Monday. And Chris Brockman good to see you over there to see Mike del Tufo. As you guys know? We. We were on the air yesterday. and and I'll just again remind everybody from NBC s and that, despite not having been on since Monday I still am as you could see. Best ad ever Now done you know It's been four days since we last revisited this issue and Nothing's changed. Still. Strong and you know things at home or are still going strong now three months into three months into quarantine. Go. Hold on a minute. GonNa make go save okay ticker safer for NBC `send there. We go best ad ever as you can see. Can No offense to all the other data? No. None, take not at all Hey. The NFL announced yesterday. They're still going. They're going full board July twenty eighth everybody. That's when training camps going to open up. And MANDIC late July if we all if we can all just. Just hold together. We all just grab hands. As you know there's there's ways you can look at it right. Florida announced nine thousand new cases of Corona virus nine thousand. That's that's a record or something to use the Kenny Mayne phrase nights on the. Other hand. The NBA tested three hundred and two of their players for corona virus in advance of arriving in the state of Florida to zip up that part of disneyworld where they're hanging out with three hotels. That Mike Phone knows very well. All of them and only five percent sixteen of them. Tested positive for corona virus, so if the rest of them I don't want to do math three, hundred sixteen, whatever that number is. What is it to eighty six to eighty six? Thank you. The two hundred eighty six. Stay where you are, don't go out. Don't don't see anybody. Don't just stay at home. Play whatever. Games, you want with your family video games you with your friends. Whatever movies If? You're up for as the as they say. Netflixing chilling, you can do that. I I do have to say also to my friends at NBC. Would Peacock and chill have the same connotation to it. I think so. Just throwing that out there, thank your right, okay. Just Stream, Zoe's extraordinary playlist and chill. My son is happy. That got renewed for a second. So at any rate just NBA. Just hang out stay where you are. These guys can hopefully big. Let's let's just Get everybody healthy and well, and let's go. Baseball Saint thing. Hockey. Still have announced the the the where in the when? They're working it out. There's a biscuit and we have no idea where the baskets are going to be. Still waiting to hear that, but the Premier League, which is about to. Take, over the NBC `send schedule seems to be doing well, so does NASCAR I know Oh, by the way congratulations to all fans of Liverpool congratulations adjacent to my red sock fan over there. Right I cast. Yeah, Hey, if you don't have the Red Sox to root for. GotTa root for the other part of the. Hammer. It might as well I championship thirty years first regular season. Title at Man City Chelsea matches. You have some basic so I mean. This is exactly why we told baseball. Get Your you-know-what together. We're all we're all watching. Premier League action and you're I. Don't think those are the words you've ever heard. Come out of your mouth now I was locked in USA. Cage also loves soccer. He likes the big green pitch well. He's focused in on the color. No better sport. For Low babies to watch. Then hockey, because when the screen is just white. And Bright. and. You're all skating all over the place. They're just like what in the heck is this? Thou then met again. I mean if anybody who's just wondering where their their You know if bathroom is just right there on your lap to watch anything I think. So. You know we're. We're hoping the NFL can go on time. And in the meantime all the rage is. I never knew so many people paying attention to the new. York. Jets before I'd never I never thought in a million years I thought me, and my you know my brother, my nephew and Gary. And You know what Stugatz right all. On the same boat all of us right. Now my missing anybody. Missing anybody that talks nationally or speaks into the Mike Greenberg Greenie. How could I forget that asset is going to rename as children. Sam Darnold! Yeah, that was prior to A. Part of Sam Darnold, getting. Getting The old motto. To Go I tweeted back at him if he was going to rename his children, Mono and nucleus. Everybody wants a piece of Jamal Adams, and this is just the biggest story in my mind. It's a non story in my mind. Because the jets have two years of contractual control in this kid, and there's no reason for them to trade him now. What what are just you know afraid? He's not gonNA. Show up and is Microsoft, team meeting, and if he doesn't show up to training camp because he's pissed off at the jets. Then the jets will have to figure something out to get him in, but after awhile. What's He GonNa do at Melvin Gordon? They'll just play play defense without him, and I and I love the kid. But he really doesn't have much of much of the hand here at all. Let's. He wants to sit out and I guess now it'd be the time to sit out if you want to. You know one hundred percent just. Quarantine. Yourself But I don't think he's got a leg to stand on. And now Adam gazes chimed in calling his What is a game speed phenomenal? Then you get bench last year to be taught a lesson on a Monday night. Football game in that happened I believe so yeah. Again everybody wants a piece of Jerome Jamal Adams. You're not getting. The jets aren't gonNA trade him now right in the middle of a pandemic right before there's a training camp that either open or not open. But we're hoping it's going to open. And in that regard, we've got Adam schefter calling in at the top of our second hour. Love, this man I've known this guy since the University of Michigan days when he was one year ahead of me and he was. Basically learning at the at the side of Mitch, Albom and all of us on the Michigan Daily. Like how the hell did he get involved with Mitch Albom? I've known this guy for twenty five years I love him. Like a member of the family, and he will be joining me on this show joining all of us at the top of hour number two and we'll. We'll talk some ball with him. John. SMOLTZ is going to be calling about ten minutes time. You got ourselves a bona fide baseball hall of Famer. Should we talk baseball them because I'm I'm GonNa turn a baseball hall of Famer to a public health and safety expert? That's what we're you know. Yeah, we can talk golf them. We do that right, and then our third our. Rob Lowe and George Lopez back back during the laughs. Rob's got a new podcast out that we'll talk about. His next guest is Magic Johnson heard of him, and as he told me he wants to talk about the upcoming podcast with Magic Johnson because he says that he spoke to magic in a way that Magic's very rarely been spoken to. Or what could that I don't know? I can't wait to hear what that means. And I wonder when rob I met him. Wow. And I'll just throw this. We'll just throw the Dow just. Throw this out. I have a feeling Diane has to be involved. For some reason and Jack, Nicholson Rob Rob Rob's memoir is a must read just the story of him dating. CARY grant's daughter. Oh. Yeah, that's where he watched his first. Ever appearance I think on television was for an after school special. Aired and you watched it in the House of cary grant. And the story is great. I think it wound up with a soap on a rope being involved as well. That's from one of the many appearances. Rob Lowe has had on this on this show. In the near six years that we've been running and I don't think we've ever had George Lopez on which is amazing because he's a die, hard raiders fan and he's got a new. Netflix's special out that we'll talk about later on. Your phone calls throughout. We're wide open to it at eight, four, four, two, zero four rich number dial. What is our poll question of the day over there Christopher Gay we're going to go NFL love. Schefter. SEAN WE'RE GONNA. Talk NFL here who's won the off-season. Rex Ryan not involved I love it not involved in this. I know you're referencing that. Because he said one year that was at the jets are the bills I think every year. He claimed to have won the off season. All right here we go. Here's who we got. I took off one of the teams that you suggested because they actually did not have a good off-season. You're talking about forty. Niners did not have a good aussies. Are you serious? Yeah, they didn't acquire anyone. In this little list. I'm watching. They were given a C. minus. Who gave him see minus Yahoo key additions non. Key losses to force buckner and Emmanuel, Sanders. Oh my God, and they re sign and tagged Eric in June. I will take that exclamation point from Yahoo. I? How can you argue with that easily? What did they add? I would take the forty niners. As having had the best off season while you're going to have to anybody that you're you're you're GONNA have to call into your own show and make the case because they're not on the list. Was it better off season than the Tampa Bay buccaneers no better than the Arizona, cardinals. No better than the buffalo bills. Nope how about the Miami Dolphins. UELMEN sure I'd make this point now according to Yama. Great to do this now is planning on on packing this later on Yahoo be plus for the dolphins that you just pooh-poohed. who had Yahoo. giving. Your name, is it? Charles Charles Robinson name in. Schwab Frank Schwab. Is that a long distant relative of Charles Howie Stump, the Schwab dumping on dive. 'cause I'm stumped by it. Let me. Tell you about the San Francisco Forty niners. Let me tell you I have got the time I've got a Mug. I've got the show. Best data ever. All right. I've got runway. Okay I mean make the case. 'cause like here. We go there at the bottom why the forty niners have had the best off season of anyone. More than. All four names that you pulled out of your. Aura, fi I mean I left out the browns and the raiders. Foucault, wrong grains for when you are not in the Super Bowl. When you're not at the cream of the crop. You don't make all of those moves. What you do, is you tweak and you get smart? And, you use your opportunity. That is available to you cap and draft wise. Here's why the forty niners had a better off season than even Tampa. Tampa added the goat. Wow, all right I love the goat. Alright I assume that's ticker. Friendly this helmet. Here why? The San Francisco Forty niners. Had A problem paying everybody on their defensive line. So! They flip deforest Buckner to Indianapolis for a first round draft choice. And, then pay Eric Armstead. He's in the full. I've got all my information. All my ducks. In a row. One for one is not. It's not a lateral move when you can't keep them all. It's not it's how many cap hamstrung teams figure out late that they don't have the people to win, and I'm staring now taking off my glasses and leaning over in staring at my Dallas. Cowboys, friend and TJ Jefferson over there uh-huh. Figuring out how much pie there is in Dallas signing people late and figuring out. And having sixty million dollars essentially going to your quarterback, running back and wide receiver. It's called managing your team in your roster and your cap. That's what it's called. There guess what they also did. The San Francisco Forty niners re-signed Jimmy Ward for three years. K They resigned their safety as opposed to the New York jets. Who've got their safety driving around telling their people who are screaming at them, go to Dallas I'm trying. How far the jets from the Super Bowl. You can't even find it with Benach killers. It's in Tampa. This views me, excuse me. They have a guy on the offensive line. Joe Staley WHO's got? Hall of fame credentials who decides to retire? What do they do to fix that in the middle of the draft? Big at Trent Williams. Trent Williams. The RAMS head coach. Sean McVeigh was just basically flat out saying where the hell did that come from. The whole league needs Trent Williams. Who got him the defending NFC champion San. Francisco, forty niners. That's who got him. And to stop the Charles Schwab cousin with all due respect you. I Love Emmanuel. Sanders we love him? He's great. We love everything about him. His gumption his attitude could yes, we love his heart. We love his soul. He's one of our favorite interviews. He's one of. It's a friend of the program. He's also thirty two years old. So what do you do? You let him walk. And then manipulating your draft board. With pick that you get from Indianapolis and the draft. Pick that you have. You Go and you replace the Guy. You traded away in deforest, buckner with von Ken. Law who everybody believes might be the Best D. tackle in the draft. And then you. You GET BRANDON IU of Arizona State. To replace Emmanuel Sanders now. The only issue with this off season is depot. Samuel hurt himself. We're suming. He's going to be back. But they get younger. They. Get better. They rearranged their cap properly and on top of it all. They didn't lose anybody from their staff. which normally happens to any team that goes to the Super Bowl. They didn't lose anybody from their staff. And they signed Nair coach to a multi year extension. So, I understand Arizona, gets. De'andre Hopkins and I know what Buffalo did to get Stefan digs and I understand why you would put Miami on that list because of what they did in free agency. Whoever and Whoever else you put there, but none of those teams were in the Super Bowl. Rearranged for the future got, smarter. And kept the people they need to keep more than the San Francisco, forty niners. How about that for an exclamation point? Mr Yahoo. They didn't win the Super Bowl. We. Take off. We'll take your phone calls at eight, four, four, two, zero, four rich number to dial out address that in a moment. We got a hall of Famer in John smoltz coming up. I'm feeling. We're GONNA have a great day here on the richeisenshow MLB, Network Fox Sports, Analysts Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz when we come back on an BCS. Even mention a couple of their signings. I, it's none of it's sexy. It's smart. and. They got younger, not sexy. How many super bowl teams get older because we'll just keep running it back? I I'm I mean traditionally speaking super bowls. How old fifty four years! The loser of the Super Bowl doesn't really farewell the following season well. You would think you think the forty niners you're. GonNa fall off. I'm just saying historically speaking. That happened. That's what happens except for the Patriots, they didn't fall off. In two thousand two, they missed the playoffs. Won. One of the nine times you choose the one of the nine times. They the Super Bowl that they didn't, but they didn't. They won the year before they lost the next year. Two thousand, what happened the other eight times? It went to Super Bowl then two thousand fourteen fifteen years. Austin, AFC championship on the or they missed it entirely 'cause brady out his knee blown-up. Yeah! So, you can throw that one out come. Just saying you grassroots. With Matt Cassel. Sweetie see what happens, which did. When he goes to Seattle thirty and he goes to Seattle and instead of the twelve. He sees twelve tarps that have been sold to somebody. Did you hear that the NFL announced yesterday? It's chat up Sam farmer. He called that months ago that. and. It's sell your advertising yeah. They'll to I ram. Seats are gone now. Yeah I. Stay Rose. See it. was, all right yeah, I'll be in a box. Maybe wherever you wrote to you won't you won't be in that stadium? There's no. Grams actually did the right thing, and they did a great thing, and it's yeah, we got. We got an email yesterday from the ram say. Opt Out of your twenty twenty tickets role everything over that. You've paid so far to twenty twenty one. England did that too I think I think most NFL. season, tickets, yeah. I mean this is our first year. It's like they got like. Just, make you feel good about. Are you gonNA, are you? GonNa. Are you going to sell? Those two cowboys fans Dan. What the rover your cell, the road or cowboy fan I mean for the right price for that opener. I mean I've been there for that. 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Yes, absolutely excellent, all right John in your days in Major League baseball from nineteen. eighty-eight all the way through to two thousand nine. You saw quite a. Quite, some conversations between baseball and the Union. What were you thinking? You're watching all of these machinations over the last few weeks trying to put it two thousand twenty season together. Well much like when it went through it personally as a player, you realize that. Not everything that everybody here is in the media, or in the you know the papers accurately. Going to be described, sometimes it works as posturing sometimes, it's a scenario where it's not even close, but I thought the whole time that something would be worked out. I remained optimistic. Just having been through it. Knowing that it's not always depicted the right way, so look. It's always A. Tenuous situation when you're trying to negotiate something under normal circumstances, I can't even imagine what it's like. To throw in a million other up possibilities in trying to figure that out, so it was definitely on the outside. Looking in people don't really understand. How this came to be, but the good news is, it's It's where it is right now, and baseball is going to be played and it's going to be. One of the most intriguing and exciting seasons. We've ever seen although be at sixty games. That's the big part of what makes it so intriguing, exactly and I I do want to get into that baseball discussion and go down that wormhole and talk about the game and what the season might look like from from a strategy standpoint and obviously wins and losses standpoint, but I do WanNa. Just linger a little bit here on what you just said about. Not everything gets reported properly What did you mean by by that? John I think that you send your message out to at times and and depending on how it's received or depending on how it's even. You know. Written sometimes gets. Little pockets of information. Get out whether. That's the majority or the minority of feeling something in a in a situation where you have. a negotiation going on, so you know I I just know that back when we were doing what we're doing. It was total different set of circumstances. It was a more veteran-laden kind of experienced. Leadership in baseball was more filled with older players. This is a totally different set of. Players and totally different set of circumstances so i. don't think the to climate quite come together as the same and leadership different. So you know all that being said you're GONNA have. things and you just hope you hope. Players are as informed as they can be, and and certainly represent the voices as best as they can. Yeah I know but I guess the mistrust between both sides still lingers. Hi, John I mean that that there's no doubt there's there's definitely going to be a bumpy roads down the road I. Mean They still have to work out kinks? Just like again you know the the last three to four years You're going to have two sets. Narrative players are going to believe something. The owners are going to believe something. That's why you have an impasse at times, and you try to figure out how to come. To An understanding and you hope. As we were hoping that leadership represents the mass of opinion rather than a small pocket. You know that you're not being in that anymore I have no way of knowing you know how how that played out, but but but I go back to. You know having this. It's hard to carve out a time out like they should have been a time out in our world. Because this is unprecedented circumstances so disagreements should definitely be on hold, but the time out should have figured out a way to get baseball played, and however it got to I'm glad were playing baseball exactly and you know everyone's supposed to report by I guess next Wednesday on just a matter of days John smoltz here on the rich Eisen. Show biggest challenges what for getting ready here? But honestly the biggest challenge is going to seem weird. The biggest challenges the mental change every player is going to have to have, and I'm talking about playing in front of an empty stadium to. To have it four months off to not being in game, scenarios that you would be totally your body's ready for this type of the year to make that push. It's GonNa be fresh is going to help a lot of people who've been hurting and have injuries. That's definitely going to be once side effect. This good but I think players are gonNA have to be creative in their thinking of how do they stay? Maintain focus without the the extra Adrenalin with fans and the extra narrative that you're there. Normally used to write. Travel is going to be somewhat the same although regional. it's just GONNA be odd for a while and the players. Especially they're going to have the most to try to get ready in their own work is the pitcher because the pictures are going to miss out on a lot of reps that get them ready for the up and down and get them ready for the long haul of the season. Now it's a sprint so pictures. The first two weeks are going to have to figure out how quickly they're connected to the mechanics, the pitchers with the least. Awkward mechanics in other words, the ones that are most tied to their mechanics have smooth delivery are going to be the wants to jump out. In front and having advantage. The high working high-velocity watch needed to get in tune with their mechanics may struggle early on, and let's face it the pressures on because you don't have a lot of time to struggle. In theory because you know, it's only sixty games. So give me some names of some of those pictures that you're talking about John Well. You know I mean the veteran. pitchers should have a nod anyways. 'cause they've been through so much of of of what they know. They can it right, but I think off hand you know. Guys who don't throw super hard commands, commander strike so I think strike are going to have a real decided to bandage in the early end The guys would stop you. Have the hitter still have tasted hip face pitching live pitching? That's that's all true, but I think of of of in this this world like maybe a Kyle Hendricks his name is. That just jumps out to me. He throws strikes. He could probably take four months off and always throw strikes. I'm guessing. So, that guy's going to have some value right away for the cubs, but I think anybody who doesn't rely strictly on high velocity to be effective. That can find the strike zone is going to have an going to be you know I mean shoot guys like? Clayton Kershaw and Bumgarner insurers, overlander and I don't think those guys are necessarily have issues is just I know from past experiences as hard throwers get into rhythm, it takes them a little while the season to be connected to where now clicks, and that's where the dominance comes in when it clicks. Those guys are the reason why the best John Smoltz here on the rich. Eisen show you mentioned how difficult it's! It's GONNA be or at least for an adjustment to play in front of no fans. What are we gonNA hear? What are we as fans going to hear that we We normally wouldn't John. Well, let me take you back to nineteen, Eighty, eight, eighty, nine, and the Atlanta Braves stadium whenever sixty hundred San your lights buzzing. You're going to hear people. You'RE GONNA. Hear everything in the ball hit the seats. So I found myself wandering too many times on the mound. Hearing things you. Don't hear and that's B-. Concentrations I'm talking about I. Mean you're going to hear the Dugouts Yellen? You're GonNa hear everything that you would never here. Because the dull roar that is actually in a stadium and you're going to hear it. you know cracks in of the bat all the things so that part getting spring training. In their cities and their parks without fans is GONNA help. But it's still weird. Man It goes back to you know American Legion days, maybe even literally well little league. He still have parents that are yelling. You their children to get them all down. Keep your eye on it. Right so I think the creative teams are really going to get out trump both philosophically changing some philosophical strategies, and maybe having fun in the dugout with with some ban, banter and chat or that you would only here kind of in literally in America. Truly leasing so that part is going to be intriguing and in the about us. It's GonNa be very challenging for broadcasters as well because it's going to be different, except for the ones that are there on site. It's GonNa. Be a whole challenge for every industry to figure out how you can adapt to something. That's new. something that has a little excitement behind it, but also little trepidation of the fact that you don't know this. This is foreign to everybody and I really look forward to see the teams that are cohesive and get out front and collectively work I plan out are going to be the team that has success. I. Really believe that all right, so you left a couple strands I wanNA pull on here John for first things first in terms of the broadcasting of you and Fox. MLB Network had conversations about what this looks like. Are you going to be sitting in your home? For some of these calling the Games is that already been conversation for you, John. Been Part of the conversation I know. Both entities are looking at the best way to keep everybody in healthy and safe way and Brie and bring a broadcast to the people's homes, the best four hundred. They can't. You've seen other sports. This, I this kind of stuff. I think you're gonNA see similar scenarios. Play out. That's what's that's what's got me a little nervous of the unknown I I, like structure I. WanNa desperately get back to structure You know I've never played golf in my life, so I'm not complaining about Golf, Art Right, but I do like structure, and then having to squeeze in Golf Expe- feel like I'm back where I need to be. Instead of every day you know. being Groundhog Day. WOULD YOU BE? Would you be cool or do you think the players would be fine if if to get some sort of home field advantage? Certainly when the playoffs roll around to get some sort of crowd noise where it's difficult for the pitcher to think difficult for the hitter to focus that sort of thing, would you be fine with that? Being pumped in, you mean pumping in crowd. Yes, sir it to make to make it some sort of a home field advantage. You know you know what it's like. When the towels or waving and you're on the road. Calkins. Get in trouble for that I should. Also Yeah No I. The reason why I'm bringing this up is I'm talking about that for the NFL to like. Yeah, there's any when the NBA returns. Any show returns to try and create something. To enhance or get it as close as possible what it would be like normally. I doubt we're going to see that too. Many scenarios that could be created there unfairly other than the natural crowd that understanding moment so. Again I I'm hopeful. I'm hopeful we'll try to action. Be Able to get crowds at the end of the year. Don't know if that's going to be the case or not. But but this is a step in the right direction from the fact, that baseball is going to be played. It's going to be viewed. There's going to be an excitement that I've you know you're not talking about my first half? second-half scenarios will need to go back into, but here's a preview of it. You'RE GONNA. Get a small preview. What that's like. To know that say this is the second half of the season, and it's a sprint to the playoffs for that particular team. That would not have had a chance at one sixty two I. think there's a lot of things that could come out of this season. you know things that they like or don't like about potential rule changes that could be really why not? This is the perfect scenario to throw out whatever you think is goofy, greater bad. And tested out because no one's going to have an advantage in any these rule changes that have taken place and I. Just I can't wait to watch this sprint because I know after twenty one years of playing one hundred sixty two games and fourteen straight years ago into the postseason grind, and what a roster and how important it is to have a roster. Setup for one sixty two now you're bringing in at least thirty percent of the teams that would not have had a chance. Had we started the season on time and played out this to SCO film? So that part I cannot wait as a broadcaster to look out and see the teams that are impacted. By this okay, so then I was gonNA. Ask You about the second thing. The Second Strand that you want me to pull on I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. Hold off on that. which teams do you think normally over the one sixty two would have an issue, but over the sixty have got a real shot to make a run here that we're not talking about. An. Maybe not looking into with a roster I of knowing how hard people are going to be healthy, right right, and how many people are going to avoid this? I would say a good example would be like a San Diego Padre where most people aren't talking about the San Diego padres in one sixty two. They're talking about what's coming right. They're talking about the youth the pitching do they have enough now? Sixty Games that young pitching has enough so they could be an upstart in surprise team that would not be talked about and one sixty two with all the talent they helps, and the Cincinnati Reds A. A team jump out when you think about all the moves they made the off season, and there are opportunities now with a d. h. two to accompany. The act was the acquisition they made, and maybe a couple of people are out of position so the D. H. is a big thing for a lot of teams. That didn't think that was going to be play, but maybe anticipated it by acquiring certain players. 'cause you kind of look and go. Why did they acquire that guy? He's out of position and now it looks pretty good that they got him. whether it's an cast test. Janos or Who Have you so I I look at teams that were little short pitching, but have talent pitching that over one sixty two. You can't hide those works. I like an to this. You play a golf tournament and one day you can hide your weakness. Try to hide your weakness and four day tournaments almost impossible it comes up and it shows up and that's what a one sixty two does not who don't have the depth and the roster or the the minor league sustain. The unforeseen of injuries or the likes of that, and you said earlier that the team that gets creative Mike have an advantage. You earn referring any trash cans where you john when you said creative. How to a strategy field would. Typically be part of our DNA today and I mean getting runners over is going to be more important getting that run and I think some things are not gonNA deviate. They're just going to go ahead and still try to smash the ball and power. It's way, but I think the teams that do deviate in sixty games would have a decided advantage for creating. Creating an opportunity to increase their chances, because in one hundred and sixty two may not mean much. I May I may I may agree with with some of the analytics that come out there but I I would argue that in a sixty games. You're going to see that it might okay. Couple more minutes left with John. SMOLTZ baseball famer in terms of the. Health and safety protocols that have been mentioned. And they are very very stringent, including no spitting, which player or coach from your days as a player would have had the most trouble with the no spitting rule. Jal My Gosh There'd be a lot There's You, know tobacco chewing days you know even our skipper Bobby Cox. Shirt kind of dripping with. Some of the The remnants of tobacco as was trying to get Pires attention on several different What he thought was miscall so I? I think that's GonNa, be a big time adjustment to I mean. This is this is this is what we're asking. Everybody to do is try to for the time being adjusted. What's normal and even if you don't agree in theory, and even if you don't agree with certain people that are trying to protect everybody else, you're going to have to adhere and make the best. Case scenario out of it. You know whether it, seeds or tobacco or We don't get much yelling at empires anymore. Well, but we'll hear it now. We're going to hear it. I mean all that stuff with the lip reading on twitter. We'll just here at ourselves now. You don't need you need lip reading translation I imagine you know. Could you Bobby Cox that we get to here we we, we got to hear every word that came out of his mouth that would have to be an NC seventeen on on on on the Games right. There were there were, and there would be a lot of I miss a lot of those funny lines. He used to say and. And you know. One of my favorites Bobby Cox. top of the first two outs of the first and Inevitably it would be yelling. Both ways go way. I thought we had played the bottom of. That's fantastic. Oh, John. That's amazing. I love that story that is that is amazing before I let you go. How is Your Golf? Game Are you ready for it is it is good. Yeah, I mean I'm GonNa club championship I can't. I have been able to play my club championship. Because normally in October, the last twelve years. That's been out of the pictures. They moved it to today and tomorrow and I gotta take out a bunch of guys that are half my age, but this is a great. Test for me to get ready for Tahoe, which is in a couple of again? And you know I don't have many things that get my competitive juices going, but these this is. This is one of so for the American Century that is part of NBC sports. It should Romo bolts getting larger in his rear view mirror. What should we say? This is the first time for all of us. you know, of course we'RE NOT GONNA. Have fans their whole idea. Playing is going to make it easier for some of the guys who got nervous for for obvious reasons, ten thousand people standing on a whole. But I think for all of us who have been in the same boat. It should be one of the best. Golf playing tournaments in Tahoe's history I would think just based on the availability to get out there and work on your game Dan if they're no fans. I Sean Payton won't have a boat to hit off of a deck. Sean Payton off anybody's time. You won't have that as a backstop on that part. It's going to be odd, but I'm glad that they're doing it. And all the proceeds are going to go to charity local charities and you know. NBC is is is certainly a big part of this tournament of course putting it. On TV, so hopefully, it's an exciting and another opportunity for people to watch something who? Haven't had much sports. Recently. Brady Payton game with with Tiger and Phil. I mean on national television. What did you think of that one? But that's the thing. Most people don't understand is sitting at their pouts. Probably questioning Brady's handicap I can promise you until you've done something like that to you know it's being broadcast. It's way different than hitting casual golf ball so i. completely understand where he and some of the guys who have never done that could get a little nervous, but then I saw settled down there a little bit the fax back nine and There's not that easy. I'm I. Tell People all the time. But being an armchair quarterback is much easier than sitting at home watching family feud when you got all the answer. Is a lot easier than being under the gun of a five-second heck every year answer now. Crazy answers so tastic I wish everybody could have to push a button whatever they think is easy, and somehow be morphed into doing it, and they'll see. It's not John I. Look Forward to seeing you out there and Tahoe. I always enjoy our chat immensely. Thanks for the call. We'll chat soon. My pleasure. Thanks got it right back catch. That's John smoltz. I would see pictures versus quarterbacks. Golf Yeah Yeah. Mark Moulder, he won before and foreign or four enroll. Right. And all I think. You could take the braves. Staff from when Smoltz, Maddox and Glavin oh. Yeah, and put it put them up against three quarterbacks. Romo. Rogers and Marino. Didn't Daniel snap a good game, too? He tried out for the US Open one year. And I remember Marino. Saying when he didn't make the cut for the US Open saying that it's so tough mentally to focus on shot to shot, and this is a guy who has to focus pre-snap. WHO's coming to take his head off? That guy said he didn't have the focus. That's why I'm Tara. I'm not good at golf. As I go out there, and why well, yes, well I mean rich playing partners are out there. Lining up. Dangling there golf club Dang Dang in their potter like like the Green Jackets online and I'm standing in line Jackie. It's a beautiful day enjoy. Know. What mean what a Beautiful Day! There's no clouds in the sky now smoltz finished tied for twelfth last year got off to a great start was one back seventy one right? He's really good, fell apart round, three eighty, one to finish. I got one year. I played with I play with Jason Taylor and Derek Brooks and was so bad. Invited back, yes. He's right when everybody's there and and they're shooting it and gallery. Standing there and you know that you're if you shank. When. I see people like Oh, my God. Yeah, and you're! You're standing there. Your your knees are knocking I just. Couldn't I just went in a tank? Honestly like instead of a seven iron, it felt like I was using a shovel and I'd probably created so many ditches, and that beautiful course I haven't been invited back. I was one and done our buddy. Mark Fish came in third last year. He's good. Mardy fish as you know. Got You travel travel back? At the golf tournament we did with the Red Cross your locally in Los Angeles. Great Chat with John smoltz. Okay. We are back with more here on NBC eight, four, four, zero, four rich number to dial. I'll just tell the story Real quick to I didn't bring a I didn't bring my own caddy, either like I should have brought a buddy so you. More you didn't know you know you know you could. You could bring someone to be with you. Yes, Oh, wow, that's cool! I just went. So they gave me a caddy. Who Was it? We told who told me that. He enjoyed. Around because I literally was apologizing to the guy because. When it's not for charity is this year there's prize money at stake. Oh. Yeah, yeah, and I just told him I'm like I. Am so sorry that you have no chance like as a matter of fact, you may have to give money back. That's how I'm planning six hundred thousand dollar purse and he told me he told me he told me. He told me that it was so pleasurable just to have fun. Because of who he caddied for previously was such. A miserable low. You know you can't say a miserable limb. We Are you going to name names or you? Can we ask you? He'll now you won't. Yes I'm more than happy to. Do, it. Just Take Take Guess which sport. Football. College football allow all Right College for College football coach coach coach. I'm looking right you. Kelly Lou Holtz. Holes. And I could see him be miserable. I could totally see him hundred percent seeing being a miserable guy. I'm not firming or denying it. Up There's not even I don't even not believe I'm not confirming which I'm not confirming I didn't say a name that I say hey. Can you do the voice I'm not I can't do the voice. Yes, if you WANNA, go pitchers quarterbacks based on the last year standings. Yeah, it would be really close so quarterbacks. Romo came in first case. Keenum came in sixth. A, Carson Palmer was tied for twelfth. And Trent. dilfer was Oh till I. Was Twenty transfer twentieth so there's a forum and you WANNA go pitchers. Mark Moulder came in Second Derek Lowe came in third glaus. SMOLTZ was twelve. And a little further down Tim Wakefield as twenty seconds. That is a pretty good evenly matched. Yeah, pitcher catcher evenly matched foursomes. I'll be back here in a second. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work. You know what's easy. Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing, too, because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to GEICO DOT. com get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit GEICO. Dot Com today. That's GEIKO DOT COM G. I. C. O. DOT COM. Eight four, four, zero, four rich number to dial gray chat with John. smoltz I remember the first time I met John. He won't remember. When he might actually mattingly. I've told the story of four I'll tell it again. I was working. On sportscenter at ESPN and I was the voice of a studio voice of ESPN radio's coverage of major league baseball I was the first voice that. When it launched man I launched NFL network I launched Espn Radio Coverage Major League. Launch this show launcher I'm like. Musk without you know the commerce. Bitcoin. and. By the way. I am best dad ever and Bitcoin Musk. That's the name of my. My Cologne. Musk next to the. What Rama Calvin, Klein. BIC Musk and aren and Calvin Klein I went from Jakarta Noir in high school to Bitcoin Lewis Musk is a fifty year old that word. But I remember, and this is interesting because it does involve an odor. I went down four sportscenter to cover to interview the big three of the braves when they were at Shea Stadium. And I interviewed Glavin Schmaltz. And maddox and Bobby Cox. All four of them were lined up to be interviewed and we get there and the chairs are lined up are sitting on either side of home plate Jay Horowitz. The great mets pr man for all those many years showed us to where they had set us up with these these chairs. And the producer of the peace who is with me? Told Jay. This is not acceptable. Ajay's like why and She points up to the sky and. The planes taking off from Laguardia every two seconds. You're like Maddux could be basically saying met suck and we don't have the sound. Bite smolts could be giving us the entirety of of of his. Magic. And we can't hear it. There's there's a what what was at the time. Trump air might have been in the air at the time I don't know. Late Ninety S. The producer was my future wife Suzy Shuster. And she told them God bless her fi find another place. Problem was I believe the old jets locker room where normally this week. Where they would have this Shays stadium I mean you WANNA. Talk about an old spot. Good Lord. It was being pied I. Believe this could be a fake memory, but it was occupied. I do believe it was getting ready for Todd Huntley's retirement announcement. The few want to go way back in the day only. So? He couldn't use that. They found us a room. That had on door assign said Glaucoma testing so. Who knew I guess when Ed Crane? Poole needed to have his eyes checked. You know. Frank tra- verisign Tom. SEAVER needed here is check Pat Zachary needed to read the top line. You know that's where the room took place, and apparently it had not been used since. I'll I'll go one more. Did I say Doug? Flynn John Milner? They say Oh, my John. Milner hadn't been used since John Milner Ralph kind or or or soon to retire Mickey Loic. That was the last time they used it. You Open the door. And as you know all New York sports fan. No, there's cats every every every saving their cats in this room. And it stunk. It stunk 'cause they were going to the bathroom and there yeah, so. Suzie found oscillating fan and some like glade to try and. and. Let's not going to ask anything. It just made it now. CAQ P centered glade and Into that room you interviewed walked Glavin. smaltz mass. They sanity about the record state. Did what each one of them scrunched their house? Like what's going on here? Oh that's the way I met. John Smoltz all right good memory. You forget it. I wonder if gotTA remember. Don't want to go down that. Hey, do you remember when we first met? One interviewed you and the smell of cat instinct. Stadiums Kinda always when they got old. They Salad I'm telling you someday. Stadium I remember standing underneath the the stadium. There was only one way in under right behind home plate. Yeah, when Bernie Williams caught the the final out of the two thousand world series. The subway series I looked up. You just saw dust and because. God! The Vet. We did the last NFC championship vet in Philly. Did you? Did you go to the courthouse underneath there actually did. Did you really did not brought there? Where you know now I was working at? But still the they had a courthouse, and it was there was a line and Michael going by the way how about Hamburg basically saying come on rich out of the realm. This is a guy. Why did you get kicked off the police force? In New Jersey. Get kicked off the. Drinking and what you do to the car crash. The no I crashed my own car, but I did crash a police car. Go, so yes, all right, but that was one of. The main or history Mike Thirty five years ago. You can talk. Statute of limitations up. Please I wasn't. GNASHING the car, he went there just to sit. There is is a member of now I I wanted to see what looks like his everyone's. Courtroom, right? What do you mean so? We're like sitting during the game. Because of the game right, walk down. They show me first of all the elevator in the old vet. That took you from where the trucks parked to where the actual it was. When I tell you the the scariest ever better. Mom sure because it didn't I didn't think we were GONNA. Make It. Sound like yeah, right, I mean I think norm. Van Brooklyn was the one who created the shaft. At one year then want you got some references today man Bradley. Tarot DD howled Carmichael Elevator, but the courtroom was packed with people. It was unbelievable. Let's take a quick phone. Call here Donovan in the State of Florida. I hope you're healthy Donovan. Basically constantly. Fan of your thank you sir. Thank you. Just gotTa quit or actually comment towards the Miami Dolphins. I just don't think that Bryant full of what they did last year, and how the National Media Kinda you know put put a sour taste, and said the the organization is not trying. And basically what are you dealing with that with that team in taking them where they went to basically for the two of the Miami off man, it's very bright. Idea jets fan. No, no, I agree with you Donovan Man I. Think I think floors has gotten some considerable. Do and what? They did to New England in week seventeen. Led to the immediate exit of Tom Brady and the Patriots, because they they lost their by week, and I think what they did was impressive, but the the organization trading away. You're left. A Wide Receiver Your Stock Secondary you know. I guess Fort Holder in Fitzpatrick they were they were trying to make sure they got to. And Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian floors were the worst quarterback coach combination in the history tagging, and I think they deserve the credit donna and I got around I. appreciate the call that's that's a fact. Despite all that I think we're about to remove the dolphins from our poll question. Put the forty niners all. What actually keep it the way you want? I'll choose the forty niners to have the best off season in the NFL. We'll ask Adam schefter. Look at that headshot. Look that way. He hasn't had a haircut. I think in a months we'll chat with him coming up. Hey Hey. Hey, this nfl hall of Famer. 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