21 Burst results for "Bob Melvin"
A’s Pitcher Chris Bassitt Struck in Head by Line Drive, Carted off Field
"Other news in this game, very scary situation involving Chris Bassett, who plays with the Oakland Athletics. He was caught off the field the pitch for the Athletics after he was struck on the side of his head by a line drive. To want to know. Out in the second inning, he threw a cut fastball. Brian Goodwin drove it up the middle. He went down right after that, but he was attended by Oakland, A's trainer. Imagine Bob Melvin said. He was conscious. He was conscious the entire time. They don't think the ISA problem there to do some stitches. He's in a cat scan. They'll know more about potential fractures or whatever tomorrow or maybe even later on tonight, so good news there and it's very scary situation.
"bob melvin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Let's find out about this guy right here. From the golden ticket class of 2021. He has appeared on this show several 1000 times, but never during a smack off. Much to the dismay of everybody not named James Philip Rome. My man. Your enemy, Matt in L. A Matt. You made it your in your on. Give them hell, Matt. Drums bomb You're welcome involved in Hollywood says kid a lot because he lived a lot like a kid. I mean, dudes frequently carded for his brass monkey and then very sour cream makes the Fastness Rumor has it. He was all set to play Arnold in the new, different strokes, pilot. However, this fully for Gezi and it's so tough guy persona is about as believable as is LeBron James. Here in life, Dude put an act his way out of the scooter parking ticket, much less on to an actual Hollywood film set. So you were getting like, drink and kick rocks, Carcel switching gears. I couldn't help but notice that joke Allergic Bob Melvin and his opening days have been hotter than I way. Craig Barrel Roasted Siegel's But I had to do a double take watching them on the tube. The other night, I couldn't figure out why neck and Hitman's likeness was plastered on Laureano shoulder blade. However, upon further review, noted that over from the top, you know you don't like that. I don't like that car, not a very good car. Matt. Against the hopes. Against the wishes of everybody in the history of this program, I put you on I got you on on the big stage, and it was even one of those deals Where wore up against it. It's the end of the hour, man. Just slam that in there, Dude, I gave you runway. I gave you real estate. I put you on the big stage. And what did you do the very thing that I said not to do for the past two weeks. Not have a solid connection. You didn't get on that hard line your phone quality cost you My man. I'm not going to tell you how this thing is scored because that's not what you do when you watch a fight. The judges don't show their scores after every single round. But my man you are looking up at a dog. You are finishing behind a dog. How does that happen? Matt? Went over this every bleeping day for weeks. And then I give you your shot when everybody hated me because they hate you. And then you do that, man. Come on, dude. Do better. Be better. Who's showing up now. Let me get you Some reaction like to check in to see what's going on. I know this. We are still trending number one nationally on Twitter. Nice job clones, hashtag everything smack off Kevin in the Coachella Valley. Run that clown, Matt. Same call is any other call? I did. It was And I did, Jared, ensconced in. Imagine the cable that five k can buy. Talk about changing lives. Hashtag smack off. Cajun rock in tweets. Tell Matt to take his mask off and the hot dog out of his mouth before calling. I am Alex Alvarez tweets. Holy bleeping Crap. Mark in Boston has ripped it from Vic and no cow hashtag smack off. All right, So he's slots Mark in Boston over Vic. How are you? Slotting? This thing keeps score as you go hashtag at all smack off. Gave Alvarez it's over. It's over mark in Boston wins Hashtag smack off. Yeah, that's funny. Except we haven't heard from Brad. We haven't heard from left. We haven't heard from Mark in Hollywood. Nothing is over yet. Yes, As long as you hashtag it smack off, though. At CMC number one Rick in Buffalo number two. Who cares? Rick is the best one so far, hashtag smack off. I love it. That's what I love about the event. That's what I love about today. Some of you are saying it's over. It's over. Mark wins and some of you were saying nothing else matters. Give it to Rick..
Laureano HR, Nifty Catch in Return, Streaking A’s Top Angels
"The athletics have a six game winning streak after Ramon Laureano homered and made a Homer robbing catch in his return from the injured list highlighting an eight four win over the angels Laureano had missed seventeen games with a strained right hip he timed his jump perfectly to reach over the fence and catch Justin Upton's fly ball in the fourth half inning before going deep manager Bob Melvin says Laureano didn't show any rust you've come back and you're off for a while and you know little uncertainty when you know you haven't had too many bad sin and then you go out there make a play like that you know Homer so I think he's he feels pretty comfortable that also singled twice in a six run sixth and finished three for four with an RBI Shohei Ohtani homered for the second straight day giving him nineteen on the season for the angels I'm Dave very
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"You know what that means for the athletics, bad news for the athletics, So that's what the white sock that's what the Bob Melvin should be rallying the crew right now We're playing the White Sox at 12 0 Wait. Bad news for the White Sox. Anyway, It'll be fun to watch today. Five. Elimination games and, hey, one more thing here before we before we duck out and get the clock back ready for pop in London. It's one thing we haven't hit all morning. And that is that. Apparently Doc Rivers is hot and heavy with the Philadelphia Seven actors. Yes, that's good. That's a good move for Philly because they they they've got talent there, obviously, but they looked like complete ass in the playoffs. And probably if if you need to blow a 31 lead rivers is your guy looking to go up 31 and then go ahead and lose that. Siri's Cox, your man? Yeah. Did you see Curves? Tucker? Thank I feel bad. I like Doc. What do you seeker with his heartfelt tribute to know I didn't actually know he's doing. You know they're down there on the double poly, Not the bubble, the double double double. They're doing their thing and and occurred in his old media hit you. No talking about your marquees. Chris's etcetera. And then he said, When the questions ended, he goes. Hey, hey, Before you guys go, I want to say this and he and he made a soliloquy on Doc. About how he's they look up to him, and he's a a leading voice among coaches. Coaches look up to him. You mean this as a person? They all like him as a person. They all like a human being. His comments over the summer about racial and unbelievably powerful Yes, and he just said, I just want to say that I just, you know, Hey, said it was a gut punch to hear that rivers have been fired by the Clippers means cutthroat man, the N B A. You know how it is Pro sports that mean these air pressure packed. I mean, look at the expectations like they had Kawai. They had The talent. They still couldn't get it done. But I think a little bit of a knee jerk. I would rather see Doc it like, you know an 82 games schedule with this team, but he's not going to get that chance and great, Dierker say that night greet Doc was one of the more lasting kind of voices I think from the from the summer the tumultuous summer with the protest. Black lives matter. Protestors in the streets every day like Doc, you could see the pain on his face. I remember goes there How many guys have done the double dip of the cauldron of Boston and Philly? Nothing like those are the two angriest towns in America. Great call, Dude. That's a great great call. Doc won them a title in Boston, right? So you know, in Philly and God knows, I mean, they want, you know they want they want a barbecue, Everybody, right? Right. So But I can duck in Doc Charm. The Philly media's the question. Great question, Grandma. And can they do their thing? And by the way, just kind of circling back because, you know, he went from Joe Vardon. Straight to Maddie. Miyoko, Okay? But again and you know, I mean, this may. Maybe I'm the bad guy here, but they say that the respect level for LeBron is just it's It's got to be through the roof, man. It's gotta be through the roof. Oh, no, no, no. I'm the bad guy for saying that. I know everybody hates him. No, it's easy to hate him and all that man. Watching him last night. In Washington. They listened. Who knows Game too? I don't know. Maybe Spoelstra does it so the drop in different defensive game plan famous and drug It's now having a huge blow to so if indeed, LeBron goes and wins this thing, Yeah, we'll give him the respect he deserves. Listen, he will have been, you know he's played in. What is this? His 10th finals and you know he might not be. He might come back looking for another one right? So he'll be. He'll have his three rings. He'll have one full Gezi, and I'll have the six losses. That's all. There's this respect. I'm just breaking balls. Not exactly a Roger Craig endorsement of no Plated nine. You like you said, Dude, I mean, I'm not his biggest fan, but you're crazy. If you can't give him the respect at this point, I mean something. You have to give it up. You have people don't eso anyway, So it was to me last night. It was like It was depressing to watch them steam rolled it, Wass. That's a tune out. I couldn't take it And I wonder, you know, like physically like that's maybe the most impressive thing is that he just keeps going. The guy he never gets hurt it seemingly. It's It's really incredible, like the longevity of love will tell you he's taking artificial enhancers. But then again, Pat thinks everybody's taken out. Official enhancers. So Yeah, yeah, you know, maybe maybe I should start taking artificial dances and I'm on artificial and answers right now. Just don't talk about it. Yeah, anyway, So I just want to get that AIDS doing their thing at 12 away today, if that's okay with them. If you guys don't mind playing an elimination playoff game in your own yard where you don't have to travel If you guys are cool with that we'll go ahead and place copes. Now that you know they used to be that it was the best one. They had a problem with that they could win their division and oil treatment in a lie, and you know what it comes back to a house like this. When the rest of the nation cares about is baseball, you'll end up in like prime time TV. Don't blend and they'll be blend.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I wonder just your thoughts real quick on the way out about how Bob Melvin may manage the bullpen. In Game two. We saw how comfortable they were. We mentioned it again against left handed pitching. You've got Jake Deacon who did throw in Game one. I wonder if he tries to stick with right handed pitching, knowing that guys like when Duncan can get out for Yu Haven't seen Liam Hendriks get a whole bunch of guys yet. So just your thoughts on the managing, maybe of how you go into the bullpen beyond Chris Bassett in Game two. Yeah, I mean, I think they'll be pretty aggressive. You know, Obviously it is a do or die situation, so I don't think they're going to leave any bullets in the gun right that they're going to go as much as they can. I don't know that when delicate will be available, just given the fact that he threw two and two thirds innings in the first game of that serious, But if they need him for an hour or something with a couple of runners on and two outs, they could do that because he's been so good at stranding inherited runners this season. But, yeah, I would expect them to lean pretty heavily on guys like, you know, petite in Soria and even Lou Trevino, who warmed up. It didn't come into game one. You know, things got out of hand early might see some starters come in. I think certainly Mike Minor would be somebody that could come in there. Who knows? Night fires could be somebody that comes in at that point, but I think if it gets to a safe situation, and they think the matchups are good for Liam Hendricks to go more than one inning, it certainly would be something that you could see as well. I just feel for Ace fans. You know, they haven't. I think it's a six straight. James now in the postseason. They've lost if you want to call them Siri's or count them a serious you could, I guess, but you go back to those three wild card games and those are all one game eliminations. You just really want to see them at least get to a do or die situation in Game three. Give Bob Melvin a shot. Put the right guy in there to get the wind, But we appreciate the time today. Melissa will keep covering you and following you through the postseason, and hopefully it's a lot longer than just the next couple of days here. Yeah. Thanks for having me. I appreciate it at him. Hey, Stan's Don't say we didn't talk to his baseball, huh? We did They got into the postseason. How about you go, You go. Hold up. Your end of the delays will talkies baseball. You win some ballgames. How's that for a leadoff spot deal On the other side. We're gonna get into a little bit of the NFL from this weekend. Little bit more of the NFL from this coming weekend, where the 40 Niners are going to see the Philadelphia Eagles. But how about another big game on the docket? Pat Mahomes against the New England Patriots. They got a little bit of Ah, insight from Bill Belichick. If you can call it inside, he actually did say a few things about Pappa homes in Andy Reid's offense. I think there's a lot of mutual admiration and mutual respect there between those two guys have been around for a long time. Also, Pat Mahomes is having a baby and the Twitter responses yesterday on the announcement of his his girlfriend or his fiancee. I guess they're getting pregnant is it was pretty funny. A lot of Lamar Jackson jokes in there, too, so we'll get a little bit from Bill Belichick. But on the other side as well as a little bit on my Tomlin and Mike Vrabel and the game for this weekend stealers and tightens where the Titans may not be back on the practice field until Saturday at the earliest. Could be Sunday, I guess for a A practice or a walk through whatever you want to call it ahead of week three. So little NFL talk when we come back to the leadoff spot, KNBR 1045 and 6 80 You're listening to the sports leader. You're listeningto the leadoff spot with Adam Copeland available now on tune in dot com through your smartphone er desktop. We are knbr. The sports leader. I need to get to downtown Oakland in a hurry. You need to get in the express Ling's I can't get in the express lanes. If you get fast track you can. How do we get fast track Go to get fast Tracked Dotcom Get fast tracked Dotcom. Get fast tracked. Get the express lanes. Get moving. Okay? Got it. But I need to get there Now I can get you there Now you can get me there.
MLB Playoffs Preview
"Okay. Let's get to the American theories start today obviously the headliner is the the series I'm going to be lucky enough to do starting at seven o'clock. Tonight we've got the Indians playing host to the Yankees you got Shane Bieber Garrett Cole a good old fashioned. Of Two aces one guy you know the best pitcher on the planet two years ago versus Shane Bieber's the best pitcher on the planet this year, what are you expecting in this series? Yeah. Mean this is going to be one of the best games of the entire postseason. I suspect you know what an unbelievable matchup shame bieber won. The MLB pitching triple crown wins the are strikeouts I gotta do that since Johan Santana and two, thousand six, and he not even be the most dominant picture in this game was Garrett Cole is pretty good. I looked up any postseason series game would match up and I might have missed one but the last. Game. One. Battle with a lower co by the area that I found was two thousand fourteen Clayton Kershaw as eerie won the MVP versus Adam wainwright who had a two three yards that year. So there's been some great ones we had Sherzer Colin game the world series last year, but this is just Terrific game one matchup for me the key thing in this series, and in this game, tonight is going to be how clean they play and I gotta say having watched the Yankees a lot this year they have not performed well on defense I was looking at defensive runs saved and there's no perfect measure of defensive play but the Indians were tied for second best in the regular season defensive run save they have an excellent defensive team Garrett Cole was talking about yesterday how the the Indians don't make mistakes in on the other hand. The Yankee seem to make a lot of mistakes the key guy for me in this series, labor. Taurus who has not had a good season he is not played well, defensively what about for you just some other factor that's jumping out of you. Yeah. I wasn't good point on the defense I watch Erin Moods game session the other day Friday or Saturday they made a bunch of airs and the look on his face was just discussed. Because that's been a problem on your ankles. Yeah. Obviously, it's the Cleveland offense. Are they going to be able to generate enough runs and I'm intrigued because yet they had one of the lower homerun rates in the majors. The Yankees allow the most home runs of any playoff team. You Know Garrett call had some of those homerun issues you know in the middle of the season not so much as last couple starts, but the Yankees do give up run so. That's to me. CLEVELAND'S GONNA have to figure out a way to knock it few the fence Jose Ramirez of course has been red hot Carlos Santana, great regular season, but he's heated up a little bit the last couple of weeks. So that's the key can Cleveland hit any home runs off the New York pitching and can the Yankees hit on the road the numbers the road splits for the Yankees this year are shocking. Great. Point. In fact, we had a note saying Sam. Millard this one of the twenty largest home roads blitz I. Forget how far he went back. This was history X. number of years but the twenty largest. Were Colorado Rockies, teams, and the other was the two thousand twenty so that yeah. Huge toll roads blitz this year. The. White Sox and Oakland Plankton a Lucas G Lido the obvious pick for the white sox start in Oakland Hey seuss Lazaro gets the start the young left-hander for the Oakland athletics we had serling the podcast yesterday and she mentioned the white sox fourteen in our game started by left-handers Lazardo left-hander. So I was a little bit surprised but maybe that's kind of where Oakland is with their rotation right now. Now, they don't have a clear number one I was surprised because Lazaros last appearance was actually in relief so I thought they might use them out of the end. This could be kind of a bullpen series for Bob Melvin right buster they had the lowest era In relief many team you know really deep bullpen saw even the Lazardo starting I would not expect him to go deep into this game maybe even just one time through the rotation.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Day You'll remember the rest of your life as well as the Oakland A's always talk about it. And just final points here. Dallas. Let's just talk a little bit more. The Oakland A's have enough to win the World Series this year is your final point. Bob. Hello. How do I say this diplomatically? Yes, I am. I am more than confident in the group that we have right now to win the World Series because Sure we are light, the platinum level defender and the spark plug in the lineup that can be not Chapman. And that's understood, but that would also Sort of be not really giving the credit to some of the guys that have been brought in to the list. Ellis to the MIC minors to the J clams recently acquired In thinking that that they're not good enough to get it done, Which is just not the case. Mike Miners went out spawned a beautiful game the other day, you're seeing what Jake Lamb Khun do if he's getting some opportunities and feeling healthy at the same time. Looks like it looks like the guy can play baseball. I think you know that. And so, with what that Bolton looks like again, just kind of tying a bow on how I even go into a series three games versus team going into the postseason, with the bullpen, doing what they're doing, knowing how important it is to be ableto account. For the latter innings and high leverage situations that the playoffs produce. I really like the Oakland A's chances to be the last one standing at the at the end of this Yeah, I hope so, too, because I tell you what, Bob Melvin is a special guy. Good friend of mine, ex teammate and he deserves that Dallas brain. I miss seeing you, my friend. It's always good catching up with you. You take care of yourself. Be safe. And let's Ah, let's see what the green and gold does is. We push forward to the playoffs and the world Siri's and I'll be there watching for you, my friend. So you take care. Be safe and again. Thank you for joining me that today on can be are these sports later? Any time. Three Anytime. I'm alright, Dallas take care That was Dallas Brayden on a nice interview. On can be. Are these sports later and we'll be right back. You're listening to the former Giants righty. It's KNBR. Extra Innings with Bill Lasky, sponsored.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Rocky's looking to make it four in a row on this opening trip of the year, and they had their big guy Airman Mark is on the mound, facing hard throwing right hander. Frankie Montas for Bob Melvin's Athletics, the Rockies were able to put something together in inning number two. They got a couple of walks around a base it by Ryan McMahon, and with one out, Tony Walters took his first hacks at Montas. Another breaking ball letters drives it too. Right going back is the right fielder. Piscotty can't make the catch at the wall. Murphy will score on his way home is Nope. McMahon had to hold it third, so the game is tied on an extremely long fly ball single to right field from Tony Walters. Yeah, for Ryan McMann on that play. If you're just joining us, Piscotty leapt at the wall and hit the wall. Then it hit the back of his head, and McMahon couldn't tell whether he'd been caught or not as a dropped righted Piscotty his feet and he got it back in, and Iraqis ended up in that inning, settling for just the one run. Herrmann Marquez, who lost the season opener. One to nothing, despite pitching well was solid again this afternoon. Payoff pitch again. Fastball call Strike three and Murphy doesn't like it at all. But he's rung up third strikeout for Marcus, playing in a miss another strikeout for Airman Marquez as he came back and got Simeon on a pitch to the outer half going to swing and a miss and Airman Marcus strikes out the side. In the bottom of the third masterful job by the Rockies right hander. Rocky's would take the lead in the fourth inning on a Garret Hampson sacrifice fly, then in the bottom of the fourth and in kind of a weird situation, but it worked out for the Rockies, a two out double by Robbie Grossman. What mad ALS and at third base and with Piscotty at the plate. This happened Oh to pitch swing and a grounder left side handled by our Renato throws to the plate and the tag is put on and Madison is cut down there and the Rockies get the final out of the inning at the plate. Nolan may have lost track of the number of outside tapped his chest as he goes to the dugout. Nonetheless, it was hard hit and he comes home and the side is retired with no damage done, and before we Send it to break Let's do we might get a replay here as Walter's came over to tag Olson, who was trying to get that right footing, we're going to get the ruling and it is upheld. Upheld. Indeed it was close. Actually, the official call is it stands meaning the review committee couldn't positively determined that the place should be overturned. So it stands. And in a weird way, the Rockies maintain that 2 to 1 lead, they would expand their advantage in the eighth inning. Trevor Story would open the frame against Tae Soo's Lazard. Oh, good looking Young, left handed pitcher for Oakland. He then would face Mr Lazard. Oh, Ah, Left hander The veteran hitter Charlie Blackmon, 32 is slashed to left field on the run. Fair ball is Grossman asked to chase it into the corner has a little trouble playing it and they're going to send story. He'll get to the dish without a throw. Charlie Blackmon with an opposite field double and the Iraqis take a 3 to 1 lead. Well, then things got really interesting. The Rockies had six innings from Airman Marquez. The seventh went to Carlos Estevez in the eighth inning. It Wass Cairo Dia's is turned. Hi Ro would give up a base it and then walk the next batter. He struck out the three hole hitter Mad Chapman. And got Matt Olsen to ground out as the runners moved to second and third. He then would hit Mark Canha with a pitch. And now he had to face Robbie Grossman to try and get out of the inning. Tia's the 02 check swing. Did he go? He did Strike three on Grossman and the A's Leave them loaded. Oh, hi, Ro Diaz works out of a jam again. We go to the ninth. We go to the ninth with a score of 3 to 1. That was the last of 11 strikeouts by Rocky's pitching today, and they have dropped their T me already granted. It's only five games into the season folks but a 1.84 Team E. R a for group that had the highest team E. R. A in the National League in 2019 in the ninth inning. Rocky's looking Four. An advantage got a base hit. In the Meaning from Garrett Hampson to start he was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. After David Dole made it out. So third base when Hampson On an infield. Excuse me on. He went to third on the out. Bye, doll. Then forever story was intentionally walked. So there were runners at first and third, Trevor would steal second base. And as Charlie Blackmon faced the Rookie Luzardo rather unusual play happened 32 Pitch up the middle knocked down by Luzardo picks it up. Lob Throat a first, not in time and.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The bear may have been lucky to get out after seven he made, he might have been ready to open a can on Bob Melvin shaky as bulk and he may have he may have. AH, I want my money seven ounces. All you've earned that is an adult. It's fun. It's so funny that the reasoning to was all the games or too long. It's a video game. I tell them, I know till half serious I know. I said Declan went from the high of the wind to getting battered by like the trash talk of a veteran trash talker. Language culture is one of the great and the all time he wasn't Declan wasn't ready for the veteran trainer. I can't handle the trash talk, Dino, Dad, and now he's got his win is short lived. Now he feels guilty about the W. And now and now there's a rematch on for tonight. I guess I don't know now you know, now I know we're playing seven inning games. I'm going to have to recalibrate. Don't know. He says he'll go nine for you. Will you go? He says he will Reese. At the Hay said the reset the league settings by the way for races Eddie and Declan are going for your girl. Next Thiss website. That's alright umm and commission Eddie is a lightning rod. And the funny thing about Eddie is this little freckle faced kid. Who always in every I've coached Eddie in sports. He doesn't say a word right? He's quiet, and then they don't say a word but will rearrange a baseball game to come home to me like Dad. Today at lunch, Teddy said. You know, Jimmy Garoppolo stank George Kittles overrated. So any of these kids around the dad just tells everybody everybody sucks? Yeah, well around us, he says nothing. But then at the playground, he comes. It's sizzling hot Sports Day, right? It's really funny. So Commish Eddie the Pirates beaten down the A's copes getting slapped around by a 12 year olds..
"bob melvin" Discussed on A's Plus
"Are your feelings about? Some of the rule changes that are in in the agreement, particularly the. Runner at second to to start extra innings, which is obviously something you don't usually see outside of say, Youth Baseball well I think it's. Time to experiment with those things it's now you don't WanNa. Play fifteen in sixteen in Games. It looks like there's going to be very few days off. When? You look at that runner on second base scenario. You know if if four tales not in a game. He's pretty easy guy to run out there. In that spot you know you can. You can replace the whoever made last out or whatever and and have a guy like that, so you know we're. We're looking at different scenarios in in in the different rule changes right now, but again I think there's every China time that you want to experiment with Steph lumped at its right now because there's going to be so much change that you know a couple of other instances, rule changes really won't seem as impactful. one of the things that really doesn't affect you guys too much. Except for when you're playing nationally teams in national parks, but there. Obviously we'll be adopting the D. H. at least for this season as a former national league player yourself. How do you feel about the D. H. in the National League this year? Yeah, I, think this year you almost have to because we're gonNA play our division. We're GONNA. Play the West, and not a ton of time for these pitchers to get ready, and it's. It's difficult enough getting them ready. It's even more difficult having hit. Hit and do some other things in in ramping up that much quicker so I think that'll be universally accepted whether or not that happens down the road I I've always liked. The difference is the American league with the in the National League with the pitcher hitting, so you know if if it does or it, doesn't that just really not not a lot of off my back, but I think it's the right thing that you right now because it's just another area that you're GonNa have to get some guys ready and you wants to weigh from injuries. Much cost McCann. Your team has sort of famously the last few years and really the as an in. Over the years have had trouble coming out of the gate quick, it's a sort of notoriously slow. Starting team gets hot in the second half. How do you avoid that this year because?.
"bob melvin" Discussed on A's Plus
"Does the anticipation of another desk lunch of baby, carrots and ranch dressing. Keep you up at night. Here's a cure, extra spicy and New San Francisco Chronicle podcast by me. Soleil how? Justin Phillips you can subscribe to extra spicy now on apple, spotify or wherever you get your podcast. Hello and welcome to as plus the San Francisco Chronicle's podcast on the Oakland, a.'s and Major League. Baseball I'm your host chronicle as beat writer Susan's lesser and today we talked to as manager, Bob Melvin, about getting the season up and running, and what's going to be involved in that I started off our conversation by asking him about the top challenges, a manager will face in the.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"It's a live right now and I'm always looking out for you buddy thank you I guess I'm going to go to any it's unclear whether we have with this my kids and and I've never taken my kids on a scale well let's take a look good baseball this year I look at you now you're you know you're selling tickets I like Bob Melvin I'm gonna go to unease game all right do you want to go down the breeding Ruffalo wrote on the other side I mean I don't know traffic on the from start to get nervous about no on proposition B. Brady Chilton auto body traffic desk northbound ET into Oakland very tough right now there was an earlier crash in Fifth Avenue and we're now in recovery mode that means a bumper to bumper traffic from two thirty eight all the way up to Fifth Avenue meantime the southbound Nimitz drive is typically slow out of the the San Lorenzo area from two thirty eight in pockets all the way to two thirty sevenths also in the South Bay your north bound to eighty commute flows through downtown San Jose from one on one hand that that will pretty much stay below the speed limit to two foothill expressway we've had so many metro delays earlier switch issue via inbound subway service is going to be delayed but the switch issue has been repaired and we're backed up in the maze and slow in the San Francisco because of an earlier stall on the bay bridge I like Bob Melvin I'm gonna go to unease game the city's Murph and mac stream us on KNBR dot com through your smart phone or desktop we are east sports leader ExtraHop is the cyber security company that modern enterprise businesses rely on to secure the cloud security threats can come from anywhere but extra is everywhere with extra your business can detect threats in the cloud up to ninety five percent faster automated response of thirteen stop bad actors before they reach their target ExtraHop has the only cloud native approach providing three hundred and sixty three visibility and continuous protection across your entire enterprise.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Good yeah yeah receding hairline and they came back they had been here never seen a guy do that before like or two virginity on gruesome nuclear sure are false and why you don't brush your hair Paul how do brewers later we we the bus will core I don't care I come to the games actually brought a big and just play I mean I'm on TV a lot when I do these things so I see why people make that well my whole thought process is like how releases will not a bit ago who come right back home some of the names are fighting is of course yeah I got a laugh at if I'm laughing all that other stuff they put on a national mailing that's what it's come to hunt Katie's hair claiming he lasted stuff about himself on on I don't know I I would I beg to differ all right will budget but to get the clock you but the cooler content flows over so stay tuned after you talk to Bob Melvin there's more coming your way including obviously a very special anniversary and I got bill Walton hanging with Frank Caliendo and some good stuff too and fact that there are comedian guy who does the next save an impression and then lo ma'am and I felt like he lost his fastball little bit sometime around December he tried to go but now he's come back strong he did that teacher press conference yesterday now it's come back to the post date press conference will get into that too pretty good stuff about are you talking about bad here before we get out shut up poly to the great Dan Jenkins you know I felt about the golf writer and author Dan Jenkins when he passed away has said I was but he had a character in dead solid perfect his golf novel poly the character's name was bad hair Wimberley bad here Wimberley how do you know it was a phenomenal nickname wemberly bad here women you know what I mean yeah all right between nobody but now my David big papi Ortiz by and just the dead silence of the bad here Wimberley I'm gonna tag out of this segment yeah yeah yeah.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"To use. many times. this. nothing really. there's one day Fleming on the call he's in the playoffs which is nobody else in the bay area is but the Astros are up for nothing on the res and it's pop said don't feel so bad a fancy a good meal and now the pains. over. pretty much I would take her lander again a lot of man a lot in the hole and then carry. whose fate ma'am I mean like when when Billy says it's crap shoot no it's not of that team in that meeting and if you have the well if you have the Dodgers talent but the ETS and Mulder Hudson zero minister who. just seems different Berliner just post season he's like a possessed it's unbelievable Cadman I have a drug test in him yeah either dificuldade up to hers was gone out of his pants fall back it's ridiculous. man raising Astros to get cards at raise going of twins the Yankees national the Dodgers what a great by the way that's the four play yeah that is at all sense of baseball for fun by the way Flaherty is awesome. burials versus packs and that's gonna be here then you get Strauss reverses a Berliners allowed one hit. this is the same as saying he has walked three HIMSS forth fruit he's on a real we're talking about is actually off where we only fitted in before we got to the caboose here in a few minutes. Kerry Crowley of bearing is good yeah here is a Jack yet does a great job young guy and he was sort of a maybe Bob Melvin not with the ETS then I actually read a piece yesterday the New York Post that said the mats were interested I'm thinking hello the ETS let him go. yeah yeah I mean Kerr is great and we should have invited about maybe will you know next week we were busy with football today but to Kerry got you know we at the giants season is over and I got to put over on the wild card game in Oakland and then he wrote of a follow up column which I read today and I like Kerry I've had on my radio shows he's articulate is well spoken is already knows the game inside out. any floated the idea as we were talking after Wednesday night on our show yesterday and what can they do and I don't know what you can do really I I thought ownership would be you know somewhat for terror with Bailey but how can you be you know what the pay roll and everything and he's taking it to the playoffs and you know Billy mentioned when he met the media yesterday on a conference call seems like the better the playoffs a lot every week which is true but what Kerry wrote and it's hard to make things seized is not on that beat every day. somebody may have told him something where where we get this guidance to write so basically what I use thought was the premise of. is Bob Melvin the problem and I thought well they just signed Bob Melvin to a contract extension an entire year before what I was trying to connect the dots to vote she's retiring never Bob Melvins contract expires Bailey's contract expires David forced expires knives they hide far on the not gonna do that but is it. yes vocal. shell game. his pride it it the higher Bob Melvin but then you know I almost made a joke yesterday. about what really when making Callaway got five would barely trade Bob Melvin to the New York metropolitan so we traded our how to Steve Phillips the New York Mets years ago so why why your eyes getting a big Marty Feldman because I I just I I was telling you I I read this and I couldn't find who wrote it it was Joe Sherman and this is what he wrote the neuroses could he wrote this yesterday in your post you said being of the York math for the Mets also means the ability to stand the worst Bubba by he says you know who would be ideal Oakland's Bob Melvin the Billy Beane ETS once let how leave mid contract to the Mets try them but then he says yeah and he says I've been told the ETS would not allow their manager to bowl with two years left on his contract if I read in the Mets I'd call anyway well the state level so what would they trade him. we really are you trading anything give me a sinner guards. you know you can get it for you no I made a bid to compile a barbell was not the probabilities not at all that can help your team and would Billy higher but if they say they really get some Israel is mad at he's done the only time they won anything during his run. was one zero beat Johan Santana game five in Minnesota in cedar wasn't even good that day he was high in the strike zone he just you know they want. they went to the American League Championship Series against the Tigers any fired can mocca but that was after the clubhouse mutiny in Jason Kendall they were all firing of fighting so the one time the ace one he did fire the manager any did you trade our house so I I mean it's not completely inconceivable my mind never went there but what if what if they did. let him go and then trading when he was a free agent would far Han house all over. Bob Melvin I mean I I if if Bob albums out there he'd be these second most desirable Marriott hotel mail man so to me and here's the other thing too and you mention this and this is out before I mean Chuck Tanner got traded from any sale yeah right so look if if I'm a tier exaggerate right bill Belichick country and believe me would be the guy to do it I'm not suggesting I'm simply saying that if if I may team and I there's different levels where but yes off I think I'm a I'm a a Bob Melvin away too wide why wouldn't I traded guy because I I is much is the position is being the value the Mets are about a mile away they're not high no I don't think the Mets are who trade forum maybe the mass feel like they are they an exact eighty six wins this year some I spent a lot of money I had I mean would believe in if you call Billy and said I want Bob Melvin what he slammed the phone the phone on you he never has he ever done in his entire life other than the state. what a far I traded for that now. I don't know if you're pressed channel get. is gonna drag a bus in those if you like you know that Bugs Bunny episode replace every position is the days of no money now starting at first base Bugs Bunny now that exonerates Bugs Bunny I mean that that is a cluster of labor case is happy did that that's roster give. yeah I have a I I bag we had a Kerry out it's not fair but I when I read this I was like wow is it is solved it likely. another example like the cubs from the cubs guys got rid of Joe Maddon Melvin to me trade I'll trade Melvin the cubs yeah you can have your. yep you want Kyle swore birth. I also ordered the DH about forty Harley age is the very delightful trade about now that Kris Jenner does. run around Wrigley Field. there's no DH other. sorry never rushed it was well I don't deal stake him I think that I mean Bob Melvin is no reason to be you know I stern that's why I would think that from well the other thing is to is if if there's a team of things out of the box more the ETS I haven't seen a maybe it's Tampa but but I mean if you're gonna try it he never he doesn't hang up on anybody Hey I'll trade you some okay trade me okay I'm listening Hey you know we're talking about Bob Geren but if you just got bad man but the chance that I don't know I know you trim cross the bridge that's the only thing that the interest I mean I trade him but he's not training over there in order to get back. 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"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Is bad well so Laurie are steps in against Adrian Sampson Simpson hangs a pitch Lorien hits a shot he doesn't just hit a shot the Pepsi watches it administers walking the first he says the Sampson you want to step on a bat my bad is right here benches clear people get upset next time memorial comes up he gets drilled hi yeah hi top of the shoulder he's upset benches clear again but giants fans you to pay attention to the aids right now because the Milwaukee Brewers are in town for a couple games yes we're still say they have the giants we're gonna get to some sound here from Corey on hitting a home run and then suppose came from glory on it was like yeah I don't really care man not every step on my back and Bob Melvin not happy without went down today Texas Rangers bomb baby number three the home run first or happen like I mean I don't remember what he said to me I do what I say and lane all and now this is something like just so you can step on it again and I was taping CL only start anonymous of illinois' radio and around so she can move on and actually I was on do.
"bob melvin" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"He broke every rule. There is talking to the pitcher about the no hitter leaving him into long saying he gets another base writers coming out, and he doesn't do that. But basically, this is a lack of a better term journeyman over thirty years old in this position. You let them go for I respect fired for talking about it saying when asked about African. Yeah, I was aware guys say all the time and do this dance that you don't know what's going on. He's a pretty good idea when it's happening and in this situation. Everyone was honest about it, which I can at least appreciate absolutely. By the way, we had BUSTER only on the show with us are fine baseball insider earlier and the question was was manager. Bob Melvin going to pull him if he actually did give up base runner in the eighth or ninth inning. And BUSTER said, no, no Melvin did the right thing by letting him go for the no, absolutely. You give him that shot. And if you don't I think, there's probably a price to be paid in the clubhouse after with players are looking each other saying really, I've got this much mileage on me, and you wouldn't let me throw those extra fifteen pitches. I think it actually helps manager in the is the players and look Santana's going to be the classic cautionary tale with what happened with him because he was never the same after that gave it Cohn was never the same after his perfect game in nineteen ninety nine. But those players would not trade those moments for anything they wouldn't. But sometimes you have to save the player from himself, absolute, right? And if it's a young pitcher you get Yang thirty year old journeyman. Exactly if you missed our interview earlier today with BUSTER only, go check out the entire interview on demand. The golden Wego podcast brought to you by Capital One Capital One as.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The. The right elbow. And he's hurting comes Anthony raise the giants. Head trainer. Williamson is still standing around home plate with this. Right. Hand behind his right, hip and. And I said elbow, but it might have gotten him on the hand of the wrist. Coachie comes out way of. Hit and. Ray Asli the trainer ripping the right hand squeezing the right hand. Looking at the television replay. Paul came inside. And the had just started to move forward a little bit. And then it hit him. The. The top hand. I don't know if it's the risk of the hand. But he really. He had not. Started to get out of the way at all on that one. So perhaps that a lot of movement to seem kind of movement and. He gets hit. He's gonna stay in at least a run here. Then we'll see about going back out in the field. So now the bases are loaded. And the athletics. Bob Melvin back to the mound with the bases loaded. And the left handed hitting Geraldo power coming, but he's going to bring in the left-hander, Jerry Blevins here. Fara who last year played with the Colorado Rockies, and he had some very pronounced splits where he did most of his best hitting against right handed. Pitching. And usually was not in the lineup. If a lefty was starting. Show para. Left handed bat, and we'll be facing. The the veteran left handed specialist Jerry Blevins with three men on two men out here in the sixth inning the giants trailing four Jonathan. Amac is still obviously in some pain. He's down in a crowd around the first base bag, and hopefully, he's okay. I was with us so hard to see. Got him on the underside. Right hand, but hard to be sure. Even with the slow MO replays. Exactly. Where a guy a bit hurt. We know that. So Blevins is coming into warm up. They'll face Geraldo par here with the bases loaded giant spring training broadcasts onto James radio network. Are exclusively presented by dignity health, the official health care provider. The San Francisco Giants. The veteran a longtime. He is now ready to go. He has not had a great spring in terms of the actual results. Love is during spring training is pitched four times a total of three innings at he's giving up eight runs including three home runs. Those those numbers are ugly. Rain's falling even harder. Now. That's not good as Geraldo par. Stands in. Data against left hander CONNER Joe at third base. Alan Hansen, its second MAC Williamson at first and the pitch. And that is the high curveball called a strike on the inner half of the plate at the very top of the strike zone. And. Tara not happy with that. Call by Janssen, the.
"bob melvin" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"For those teams was it was just truly wonderful. And then always had such good groups of guys over there. Bob Melvin is is one of the best managers in baseball. He's still good. You know, very very dear person to me, very close. I'm honored that I get to play for him for so long. So I can't say enough good things about Oakland. Actually, if you give me enough time to keep it brief. It's just such a special place for myself, my wife, and I we watched our family grow from three to five there. And just had so many special relationships over in Oakland. So it'll be great to be back in the bay area and see some of them. Yeah. What about playing against them? Now, you know, it's like the giant dodger thing, you know, if you're a dodger, and then a giant, you know. And now it's as giants have about that. It's definitely gonna feel weird. You know, the first time I'm walking in a giants uniform playing against the as is gonna feel pretty weird. We get into some pretty heated games those bay bridge series games. They you know, they they mean a little bit more. You know, they're they're not just interleague play. So we always we always got really excited to play against the giants. And now playing on the flip side. There's definitely it'd be some strange emotions that are stirred up. But I'm so honored to be a part of the giants organization was so much storied history. And just the great people that are in this clubhouse. And now, I get to join them is pretty fun. There's a musical to you. I hear tell me tell us about it by it's supposed to bring that up. But now I I was in. I was always musicals and plays growing up as a kid. I was in choir and honor choir all through high school. I loved singing and actually tried to do both in college. I wanted to sweet singing the men's chorus and play baseball. But they made me make a choice and those pretty easy.
"bob melvin" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"What do you think? Oh, definitely not into right? You get to do this every year. Right. We get to go and go to the camp to a game early spring training of a team whether World Series, the your prior and. Every time. It's like that kinda slow like that really short off season that kind of like gosh already back out here, and you feel like all right? It's gonna take them a while really get going. The Red Sox. I never stopped. I mean, honestly, I feel like it's Tober dot because they're like Schober ready necessarily, which is the excitement. And honestly, the fact that they won the World Series is only a few of them with more energy this year. All right. Yes. Well, you work on your voice. I'm going to work on my hiccups. Thanks for doing this. Thanks. So we've been going from camp to camp all spring talking with players managers rapid fire style in these clips, you're gonna hear from max Shire's that done with Peres Oakland manager Bob Melvin with our Jesse Rogers give a lesson you rose already replacing kind. East as got more interesting as the off season one on now, Honey. Honey, you see it's just gonna be competitive launch teams made some moves, and we're all gonna win is the vision the format that you need to do win. The series is try to win division. What better way to have to go out there and the feeling try win? I lose your favorite part about playing. I mean just being summertime in hot summer playing baseball day long being tournaments trial around unit as ninety five hundred degrees. It didn't matter. They're playing baseball. You know, whether you're fishing or heading because that's as a kid, you know, long days of my baseball. We're broth what's part about what's truly world? Search. Surpassed the kids play with. That's not something that never let you never leave the union the big leagues he played at the same hospital. When you see your twelve year old kids out there playing with the same type of intensity. It's always fun to watch. Because it doesn't matter. What age you are? You can play the game at the hospital. What was your primary playing? Call baseball. Just the overall camaraderie of being so much of a team aspect in college. When you're you give a thirty five guys as your window teammates. Now with them, you know, mom and dad you look you're living with your teammates. Now, you're really training year round. And you're out in competitive games facing the best kind of talent across across the nation and getting conferences and the Friday nights and the three game series. It's wonderful. Brandon baseball going on more backdrop, literally how cool is that? Also, watch baseball. They say, hi, my name is so-so. My favorite pitcher is event. Sure. That's awesome. I mean, the kids would you put a game for in ever been kid, you dream and watching my favorite tissue some for the kid be out there Meyer when I do. That's awesome. Once a year sometimes twice a year that number thirty one changes support to Johnny Robinson verse thing that comes to your my you outs. Honestly, just appreciating the history of the game. The history of his fight and struggle in what he did for the baseball in breaking down the color barrier. And how our game is regressed than is data. Remember for everyone that progress can be made. And it's a day to remember what he brought to the table, and he was special individual. Tweets or rep by there, we go. Little. They were player to watch major league baseball right now. My truck. Least favorite hitter face since you too. You could steal one pitch from pitcher. What would that pitch me? And whose pitch is. And. Pitches right now, it's hard to put on one. I mean, you can give you crystal. Fighter crew. Soccer ball, you Chapman fastball. I'll.
"bob melvin" Discussed on Starting9
"You were all summer. Washington DC. Oh, did you see on the stage for Sirius XM? That's I wasn't for the pod though. But you got that. Was you guys were right? Those those for hashtag dialed. Hashtag RIP. Yeah. Yeah. I forgot about congrats on a year to serious. Yeah. That's today's university. I forgot. Yeah. So Bob Melvin that counts. But that was that was more of like Dallas moment in the sun secure. You're interviewing your our your manager of the year. Because my manager the years is different. I got a question for you. Now. Okay. How threatened or you by the acquisitions of adamant Avinoam DJ LeMay, Hugh. Ooh. Corrobos? Don't buck in play dumb. Either. Don't add like, you don't see what the New York Yankees are doing here because I see what the New York Yankees are doing here and boy Verdoux on the network drop some knowledge about how the Mayhew fits into this club. And why he fits into this club? Not only the propensity to go the other way in us Yankee Stadium sort of as a right handed hitters paradise. If you've got the ability to swing your dick up there and drop it and launch that thing all two hundred eighty seven feet out to right-center, whatever the hell it is. But he fits in nicely. Not only because he can move around potentially until DD comes back and can entrench himself. You don't know what you're getting with too low? But they went ahead and secure that way, nothing, and I'm hey, you know, what it's I think it's just being on play. That's not even paying by what he didn't play game last year. He hasn't done a God damn thing since he left, Colorado. Oh and twenty two teen. There's now nineteen you don't have to sail like that. It's just we're we're dealing in facts here the signing of Ataman vino. It's great. He was phenomenal last year. But you lost David Robertson. All you did was David Robertson. It's the same bullpen. And you're not you or what you're not impressed by that. You don't like, they're they're great. It's a great bullpen. But that's win the World Series. Did you gotta the first round. We're not asking those questions that you're asking me if I'm scared of the Yankees. I'm just telling you that they just reconstructed their bullpen into being exactly as it was last year, which they won a hundred fucking games. The eighties are still a great team. Everyone kinda sleeps on the Yankees because the Red Sox were that much better. But the one hundred games they had great bullpen and signing atom Avino who's thirty three. I think that's you know, you're replacing Robertson. That's what you're doing. But you know, what I think it's more about accepting the fact and being okay with the fact that they did replace. David robinson. Because I think anything less anything less by ruffles feathers. Anything less might bring about an opinion. That says, well, what did we do who did we replace derive with? Well, I think this is. About as good a response as you can hope for. Yeah. Hundred percent. No, it's it's the Yankees. Here's the thing. The keys were kind of rumored to be around Machado and Harper..
As Bob Melvin showing how to be old-school in new age of baseball
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. As Bob Melvin showing how to be old school in new age of baseball sometime during the off season, Bob Melvin might wanna pop open a bottle of sonoma's, Pino, Noir and invite his friend Bruce Boji over for glass because Melvin a few years younger than Boji. But basically from the same generation is proving that an old school manager can succeed in a new school baseball world. Exactly what boats you will be asked to do next season on Tuesday afternoon. Melvin joined exclusive company he became the eighth men in history to win the manager of the year award three or more times. He wanted once in Arizona with the Diamondbacks and in two thousand twelve with as don't forget that the as under the control of Billy Beane and an analytics driven system once we're considered the team that didn't value managers. Melvin has changed that perception he has made it work beyond anyone's expectations. It's just part of what's gone on here for years. Melvin said the success that teams had without the resources always looking for an advance. Edge. Our guys have been on the cutting edge of that. And you have to understand as a manager that if you wanna have longevity. There are certain things you have to do the lead has to come from meat to get the players to buy into it. My staff does a great job of communicating. The reasons we're doing it to let them know what they're trying to do. That's the p no discussion he could have with Boji adapt and communicate Melvin reflected on his growth from his first managing job in Seattle. In two thousand three front offices are more a part of it now. And you have to understand that he said in Seattle their job was to give me the players, and my job was to put them in the right spots these days, it can be a little top heavy, but you have to adapt or you might not have one of these jobs. Melvin was a revelation back in two thousand twelve when his team seems to come out of nowhere to win the division and his first full year as Oakland's manager, but the two thousand eighteen season was his most impressive work. Melvin took a team that had the lowest opening day payroll and zero expectations and one twenty two more games than the season before that. Despite a starting rotation then by injury still remain who thought Melvin wasn't going to win the award this year that it would go to Boston's likable Alex Cora who was a steady hand at the helm of the most expensive operation in the major leagues and is bonus points of fresh new face, but Melvin one in a relative landslide receiving eighteen out of thirty first place votes. That's proof of the voters understand the odds that work against him in Oakland relatively miniscule payroll lousy stadium. Unin gauge donor relative invisibility in the market uncertain future. And then there's the bean factor. Some of his previous managers fumed and struggled as the restraint in a computer crunch street jacket without the full authority they expected, but Melvin has thrived with being and general manager David forced and just as important he has proved to them the value of a manager. Melvin is evidence that you can't live by analytics alone that clubhouse chemistry and communication as well. As in game. Competency are critical that a steady. Leader when injuries tear through a team or when a player's mother dies of AL S or when a long road trip goes sour. Or when a player is asked to play out of position can make all the difference in an outcome. I can't say enough about how important is leadership was for this group for said Tuesday. I don't know that there's a more difficult task than what we gave him this year. Melvin clearly enjoyed this year despite all the challenges he had players who as he observed have a passion for being in Oakland. A that hasn't always been the case from the start even when outsiders raised a skeptical eyebrow Melvin was optimistic about his team. He's happy working at home in the bay area and even managed to make a big game reference in his conference call he hopes this is finally the bears year. He now has lasted longer seven and a half years than any of beans other managers, and he'll be here longer last month. He finally received a contract extension through twenty twenty one. We feel like we're just at the start of something big for us. Melvin said it feels. Like, a new as era is on the horizon, led by a man who has learned to adapt and Killian is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist Email AAC Killian at SF chronicle dot com. Twitter at an Killian.