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"bud selig" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Espn radio this weekend. Curl your in. Milwaukee in allegedly haunted hotel the pfister the sister one of the great old hotels going back to the late eighteen hundreds. You know gilded gilded foyer beautiful place updated but the rooms of those really high ceilings. And if you've ever been on the tower of terror at walt disneyworld and you're sitting in that ride in you sort of see the long hallway where everything kind of looks the same and your wonder what's at the end of it. It has those hallways where the wallpapers often the same in europe. You just kind of waiting for something or someone or or some image to poke itself out from the other randa. I'll be honest when i when i shut the lights out. I did see the i did. See the shades seemed to close by themselves. But that was the only presence that i would've felt in the rule over the course of the evening and i did not hear tim coaching or anyone else. Running down the hallway is because their sleep had been interrupted. A by some type of ghost. Tim did i mean. Do we know whether or not he believes in goes because my instinct is he does well. He's afraid of everything as he told me. Yesterday on the drive we we drove. We kind of went the old owners. Route number owners have eighty chicago and seattle commissioner. Bud selig would drive up ninety four from milwaukee week. We took that same wrote. We landed in chicago and drove to the laki And alice on a ride. You talk about everything. He was explaining about all the things that he's afraid of including heights and motorcycles harley davidson huge presence here and i said would you have a ride a motorcycle you know. I would never ride a motorcycle at anything that i don't have full control over. I'm not gonna get on. I don't really like be an airplanes. I hate heights afraid of snakes. All those things. So i learned about all of them. I'm sure goes surat wrist. Yeah he's afraid of any weather under ninety degrees. This is a perfect. You guys will be indoors. For the brewers games and then it'd be done atlanta for the For the brave gained all right speaking of fear. I think the red sox at this point fear rose arena. This is again. Listen to what happened last night. Side here tubs arosa radar and he just stole home. Reading arose arena steals..
"bud selig" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Show just real quick before you get us going. Did you know the cowboys. Play the steelers. Tonight there is football tonight. There is an nfl game tonight. A hall of fame game is tonight. I'm not ready for some football. I'm not either. I'm not thankfully to hall of fame game so i'm not sure we're going to see much most years on the hall of fame game. We rush up to an allegation hunt. All it means. Football's here and then you watch three plays and you're like wait a minute. That's not actually football. That's that's fake football. it's here. i'm going to training camp this weekend. Two days of getting my hopes up by monday. I'll be screaming. We're going to be bama david samson. Did you get confused when you arrived in town at the grip that the dolphins had even though the dolphins weren't any good on this town and over the time that you were here the heat sort of wrestle the city away from the dolphins grip but were you surprised by that when you got here having no experience with miami well no because remember a guy named larry lucchino who used to be the president of the red sox. One of the co-owners the red sox with the padres on that name. He was hired by major league baseball to go to florida. During the time that we were negotiating the franchise swap with the with john. Henry and bud selig and the red sox and the angels etc. Anyway larry aquino was hired to tell but seelig whether baseball could work in florida and whether there could ever be stadium financed because zinc and henry had failed at getting a stadium done and his report said that It's dolphins town. It will always be dolphins town. And he viewed it as very unlikely that a stadium deal could ever get don by anyone which is wide but seelig said good luck. Have fun in miami. I know that you and mike have covered a lot during the pandemic through your notes. Do you have one interesting story above all others that you haven't told about that team swap because things like that you just never see. When do you ever see that happen in sports. That had to be such a complicated transaction. Well it's never happened before and it's never happened since where there's been a three way franchise transaction. I think one of the interesting things that i don't think got enough. Attention was what was going on in the minds of the owners. Were negotiating this and the commissioner who was negotiating this. They were so desperate to have a deal and john henry. His level of of desire to get out of florida was shocking. He would have allowed the team to be contracted Before he would have kept the team in miami if he had not been allowed to buy another team he would've said contraction if contraction would have been allowed he would have sold. The team tried to move the team anything but he was done in south florida without a question but heap overplayed his hand quite a bit. Obviously it's worth out for me. He's now got fenway sports group. He's turned a small investment into billions of dollars on the backs of people. In a way that makes me jealous and Shocked at how good he is what he does running the baseball team but he had times during the transaction was his idea and i have to give him credit for it to swap players. Because while he didn't want to be in florida he really did want his florida players with him. Specifically josh beckett is the example. I'd like to given when mike and i spoke about it. I don't think that we talked in enough detail about how hard he tried to get josh beckett. And i didn't know josh beckett really. I didn't know much of the players. So i counted on my scouts. Montreal to tell me who which players we'd want to make sure are kept in miami. And what trade would you do if we weren't going to have josh beckett and that's when we counter with we'll take ladder guerrero senior and we went to meet bud and said we'll do that. Trade will do beckett for guerrero and but felix said no. I'm not going to allow that. John henry almost walked away from the table for that. Why wouldn't he allow it. Because he felt that if we we were doing a three way swap and he did not want to lose any assets from the expos because he knew that he was selling that team to move it and he felt the part of the attraction of getting the biggest price possible for the expos would be to have whatever superstars they had. He didn't realize that oman mnay would then just completely get rid of all the people when when he took over the expos on behalf of baseball because he didn't realize that what the learners wanted in washington was just a team that they could have been a team of lebatardshow ryan's and samson's and they would have paid the same amount. I don't know where guerrero was on the timeline of his prime back. Then but how would that trade have turned out. Would it have been 'cause josh beckett at that time was somebody who was just a prospect right. Well now he was. He was certainly in the major league level and it was someone who is going to be great. We didn't expect him to be pitching. The final game of a world series just two seasons later and then go onto another world series in boston and guerrero was the best hitter we thought we had ever seen and there was no limit to what he'd be able to do in his career and both out to be corrected. Would've been a very fair trade. Actually i've actually been a little captivated recently with all the trade deadline moves in all the high profile cubs switching teams. I've also been playing and we'll be the show. So i've been paying a little bit more attention to the sport and seems as though the yankees have turned it around a little bit and there's a very exciting wildcard chase right now with immense fire offensive firepower from the new york yankees trying to track down the as which obviously made a move with miami. I love the playoff expansion. I think there are a lot of positive lessons to be learned from last year..
"bud selig" Discussed on SPORTS GOOFS
"We've talked about it ad nauseam on the show when it comes to baseball. It's very stuck in rigid to a spore. The past a rob manfred a before. That bud selig extremely difficult time. I believe getting the culture in there and didn't know how to focus it. They had those very hard rules of how baseball this is from coming as a yankees valorization resume. Gotta be clean. Cut clean shaven. Because the yankee way and even when you have those ideas teams and who you're trying to branch out to into the community and into the whole social media age as well we're information that quick entertainment. Where's that whole focus on the came still delayed and now we have this whole spider tack but to be able to highlight the all star game. Maybe the international prospects and not prospects as being a player The prospects of the next faces the franchise for not at these with junior shohei otani of course with everybody else that we've talked about. I make the sport that is prominent use be more prominent and united states. Something that's back to initial appeal to get what they want. You see how the nba is branching out into it with their focus on european players who they draft case doncic and took a joke edge. You don't get out of course with football. It's really hard football because you might get some people who are canadian. Came over to play in college. Go from there. But i think they're always going to be kind of closed off the through in national factory versus when they had nfl europa. So that'll be interesting to go from that to a tune agree but gave them there and then as you saw. There's been some controversy building into it. Where what have i missed. I am by. I don't know i went and i talked baseball. I talked a lot about the yankees about arum. Boone breaking my soul. I talked about the all star. Game how i watch it because it lost. Its appeal to me. Because i didn't watch all keb miss the competitive advantage of getting a home field advantage. Screw record took the all star game as mean something compared to how it's announced even how it's other sports is done. I talked about homerun derby He moved yeah exactly. I did my thing man. I'd all my things. I had to take him pas to make sure i was writing. When i said trae man seating because freddie had mentioned draymond save our up again. I like it. Oh wow oh you went. You went all over. Oh wow and i'm like wait wait a second. Let me assure that trae actually did have can go over something and look guys. We hear goofiness gift shop. We're we're finally adding new things and today we help today..
"bud selig" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"On Wtmj, Bud Selig handsome, great things to say that Memorial service about the home run king and just the fact that they were such good friends. They hung out together. I didn't know this. They hung out of Packers games. I knew the relationship was closed, and the respect was mutual. But when you heard about this incredible story about Kid from down south in a kid from Milwaukee, becoming lifelong pales. That's pretty pretty heartwarming, pretty real for sure. And as we discussed a little bit earlier, you know on the show Gina. It's It's a huge credit to Bud stealing for having the foresight to bring him back in the latter stages of his career, Hank Aaron to Milwaukee and understanding the impact that you would have on the Brewers organization at that point, bringing in fans in the short term but also in the long term understanding that that Hank was going to be somebody that would be committed long term to this community in investing in Our community investing in the baseball team in, you know, Continue whatever relationship with with the people here for the rest of his life. It was an unbelievable four sites on Bud Selig's part to say, Hey, this is the right thing to do You even think even though Hank Aaron had a great career with the Atlanta Braves organization after he retired made Atlanta his home if there was something going on up here that involved the Brewers, but sealing baseball Hank Aaron was here. Part of it, and my daughter was fortunate enough to see me do fundraisers. All the time, and she was on the way. They called the brew crew or whatever. She helped out with the team and got to meet Hank here and get it autograph, and it was not lost on her. The fact that she was in the presence of royalty know, and everybody that I've talked to this week that's had a similar experience describes it as AH, star striking experience Rather Guy. I spoke with Sofia mentored who covers the Brewers, right? And she said, there have been two athletes and she interviews people all the time, Right. That's your job, the two people that she's been star struck by cream. And I guarantee that's it was the only two. So I think it speaks to, uh, the impact that a person like that out of the game of baseball and named on our community as a whole. Be listening again Sunday at one as we remember Hank Aaron here on wt him Chase 7 43 extra points and the day in sports of Brian. Next Got pets. Hurry into Fleet Farm to get the best deals of the week for your furry and feathered friends. Save big on things like literally like unscented cat litter a £40 boxes.
"bud selig" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"There aren't enough vaccine doses to go around in Northern California flooded streets as a powerful storm pack's heavy rain, snow and wind also triggering devastating landslides. The storm is expected to eventually head toward the East Coast. And President Biden's latest focused climate change as he signs more executive orders. CBS is Steve importantly, with details jobs, The president says his administration's focus on climate change will create opportunities, modernizing our water systems transportation. Our energy infrastructure and shrugs off concerns. A pause in oil and gas leases will hurt workers in that industry is climate envoy, Former Secretary of State John Kerry says coal miners and power plant workers will be able to make what he calls better choices. They could be the people who go to work to make the solar panels. Stephen Portnoy, CBS News Private funeral is held in Atlanta for baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. Among those attending former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, former baseball commissioner Bud Selig and former President Bill Clinton, who spoke directly to Erin's family from her. You can't miss him. He loved you more than life. That's a gift. Some people never feel even for five minutes. It's sustain you he is home. Hank Aaron was 86 tobacco use remains a serious public health threat, especially during the covert 19 pandemic. CBS's Jim pursue, It's probably no surprise. But in a new report, the American Lung Association says smoking increases the risk of the most severe impacts of covert 19. The groups is about one in five teens or vaping and close to 25% of teens. Are you Using at least one tobacco product. Tobacco use claims 480,000 lives every year on Wall Street. The futures are down. This is CBS.
"bud selig" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Cam car fire Clean up 75 south at Barrett Parkway exit to 69 That's in the clearing stages. But for now take 41 as an alternate Maura Minutes on 95.5 WSB CBS News Special Report Climate Change At the White House President Biden just signed a new executive actions, which includes setting a goal of conservative, least 30% of landed. Water by the year 2030. Our plans were ambitious. We are America. We're bold or unwavering to the pursuit of jobs and innovation, science and discovery. We can't do this. He's also I mean to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and had this to say about fracking something that came up often on the campaign trail. We're not going to ban fracking. Protect jobs and grow jobs. White House special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry says Mr Biden is taking big steps commissions. A national intelligence estimate. On the security implications of climate change to give all of us and even deeper understanding of the challenges that first time a president has ever done that CBS News Special Report. Matt Piper. Top local news every 30 minutes and when it breaks 95.5 WSB depend on it. Soaring music at the final private funeral service for Hank Aaron, which continues right now at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. Former President Clinton Bob Costas, former baseball commissioner, Bud Selig, Andrew Young, seal the guys to say Andrew Young among the speakers their new A three o'clock nearly a dozen school superintendents in metro Atlanta make an urgent plea. For teachers to be included in the one a criteria to get vaccinated. Now, in a letter to Governor Brian Can't the school superintendents say, the longer the delay of getting the vaccine for teachers and staff the more likely of having to close school doors? Once again, Kim spokesman Cody Halls is the governor understands their frustrations. We don't have.
"bud selig" Discussed on WTOP
"Think Red's got Theo. Now day Johnson Yes, We had an off day yesterday at the world Serious raised Dodgers back at it tonight, But you could argue something is off in baseball, and it starts at the top was supposed John Feinstein, not a fan of commissioner Rob Manfred, and we might be missing Bud ceiling. I think the big difference. Dave is that for all of his flaws, and Bud Selig certainly had them. He did genuinely loved the game, but feeling Would never have called the World Series Trophy, a piece of metal it just it wouldn't it could not have come out of his mouth and and to Rob Manfred. Apparently, the World Series Trophy is just a piece of metal. That's why, despite a cheating scandal, Astros kept their 2017 World Series trophy and on the issue of pace of play, Cut 30 seconds out of each commercial break. They're using all those drop in commercials now, anyway, so use the dropping commercials when people are on the mound, Whatever. And cut 30 seconds. Times 18 Think about that. Do the math. That's nine minutes. Right there. You cut out of out of every game. You could cut 20 minutes out of every game. In a heartbeat if you really wanted to do it, but man for doesn't want to do it already not willing to do what it'll take to get it done. Next half hour. John Baseball's bad changes Thursday night Football Eagles with two touchdowns, final five minutes. 22 21, Whatever the Giants Maryland football tomorrow against Northwestern, Make sure you check out the final summit of Dave Preston's preview on the sports page of w Till be dot com. Dave Johnson of utility sports and coming up when I'm going to do is pass Obamacare with a public option when he talks about a public option he's talking about destroying your Medicare. Donald Trump and Joe Biden talk about health care and their final debate before the election. It's 8 17 Joann thought she had tried everything to relieve her back pain at 73 years old. Her seven year struggle with back pain wasn't going away. Then she met with the expert spine surgeons at Medstar Health after.
"bud selig" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"For those guys like giant stuff. He makes him all anything made out of whatever supposed to look like something the people that make the mini Cooper Said. We won't put a mini Cooper up a time squares and we wanted to be so realistic than people think It's the real thing. So Dylan works made that thing so that it hangs up in times Square up on the wall. So he says, I should make the cracking cell. Todd's coming Mike Dylan's coming I'm going to make sure that they get a chance to talk is Todd's the kind of guy I'd be like? Oh, yeah. Make us a cracking right then. Hey, we were part of that. Yes. Fantastic. We helped birth a giant plastic octopus thing, right? You know, scorch e. It won't be, but it'll be something Where is scorched his head have you seen is in that bucket or let me steal it? Well, you didn't have someone in and clean your desk, and I haven't seen it since that happened, so suddenly stolen. Well, you maybe talk to the cleaning person, by the way. Just Jason Riley did a real fun piece was that Riley, who did this one for Jason Gay, Gay said. I'm watching. I watch sports for living, but there's just too many sports right now for me to possibly watch. It is a kaleidoscope of sports available to everybody because of the condensed time. So you've got basketball. You do have lucky you do have football. The the Tour de France is still going on. I think it is still going on. Oh, yeah, Yeah, We're day 50 stage 15. The team, by the way had won. The last seven now is out of it. I had seen that story any. Oh, yeah, Well, I mean, they're still in it, but, Yeah, he he lost 1700 race. I don't talk about it. Okay, all the story merely league Major League soccer, National Women's Soccer League NASCAR cricket boxing. It goes on and on. Yes, so he has to watch all this stuff and it's too much for him to possibly keep up with That's right. It's a very funny article gives his Sofer basically they were, you know, we talked about food deserts. There was kind of a sports desert for like three or four months because of the pandemic. People were glomming onto Korean baseball felt like it was the height of, you know, sports thrills. And now because of all the delays, the MBA came back and they've got a jail in the plants that you've got. The Tour de France has never in its 107 year. History has never been in the month of September. It's always been July everything it's Kramden right down, he says. As a guy he loves because he doesn't He's not running out of. Ah, things to write about. But at the same time is a sports fan. You are glutted. It's too much you have to start picking and choosing. It's it's a hilarious article from a sports writer who you think would be in sports. Seven. He says. Yeah, I am in sports heaven, but it's going to kill It was weird during when we were in the desert of sports, but they would be playing like you stop you like in a bar, or whatever you are you looking at the bar through the window and up on the television set, there would be no look, there's the 2014 Super Bowl, just playing like odd it and go others. Tiger woods from back in 95, Man. It was amazing that they basically were running old sports, You know, like old university, Washington Husky football games or the Seattle Seahawks? Yeah. It was rerun city. But the thing is because I continue to watch sports talk. You know, I can't imagine how hard it's been for most sports talk to get by these last three or four months until now, But they ended up talking about. Well. It was a fascinating to see Tom Brady when he was still a young guy, you know, and how he did this with that. It actually is not a complete waste of time to watch sports 10 years later. Do you learn things about the sport that you didn't realize? At the time, but still that gets old fast, and there's nothing like the thrill of not knowing the outcome. That's what sports is bringing. Let's see what's happening with the NFL when it comes to ratings initial ratings for the first game of the NFL 2020 regular season. Plunged, admitted something that was Thursday night. Thursday night. One went down and then also, I think Sunday Fox, the Fox one did well, but the NBC one dropped 16%. Of the salable demo of 18 to 49 down considerably from its high from last year, and they thought it would do really well because you had L A right that Ella in Dallas L. A is a big market and Dallas Alice is a huge national mark. And people keep talking about Dallas having this incredible team this year, so I'm sure the NFL is like she's on wonder why ratings are down. Yes, well, so right now it's it's still too early. But just to keep in mind these Saints bucks the Buccaneer game. It was the highest since 2016, too. So I think the thrust of this is it might depend on the matchup. You had Tom Brady going, you know, for the first time in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform going up against Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints. That did. That was the best of ratings they've had in four years, and, in fact not only did better than the opening night kickoff game with Patrick Mahomes. It did better than the Oscars. So it was like the biggest games since the Super Bowl that they've played. So there are there are some ups and downs, but in general, you're right. The ratings are so far down from the last year. I think that is Well, there are all sorts of options. And so the first one's as he mentioned, some people think it's a political cudgel that ifyou're, especially if you're on the right and want to downplay these ratings. You blame them on the social justice component to that, and they say right now, we have no data points to support That it's even a trend because it's just one game might take time. But if you do and this it stays low, then that's that's the first thing you have to establish. Are the ratings really low overall, And the second thing is it's they say, it's really hard to figure out why ratings are really low, but that could definitely meet it, right. I mean, they don't not going to make any money in the stands. People will not be. They're going to the game, so they need you sitting at home watching The question is so the early Nielsen figures this is from the 1 16% drop from the first game of in 2019. And then Mahomes didn't do well, that was the 1st 1st game. Right? The Kansas game Thursday night? Yes, yeah, that didn't do particularly well, So the other thing is it was because there's a lack of a preseason did people not sort of build up their interest in the very overall games more? They just might mention it overall in the audience dissatisfaction with the games or lack of interest in sports. Given the pandemic. All of these are possibilities, but it is true that it could be a political protest because you certainly here when people are not watching. We got a lot of people writing in on Friday, John about the CIA acting. Yeah, I'm not going to bloody watched. You know this game? This is ridiculous. You know they've politics is ruining the game. So there are people that make a stand. I just don't know if that's it's one thing to make a stand for a game or two. I wonder if it really Impact the entire season or not. I was talking to a listener of our show, and he told me today said, Yeah, I see it. I just You know, I don't like it. I just ignored. I just love football so much that I'm able to sort of, you know, not Not let that part of it bother me. Yeah, And I think that's that's what you know a pure sports fan That's easy to do If you are complex human being with a lot of political feelings, too. It's it's much trickier. But I've got to say, and I'm in. I'm in favor of the protests, and all I found once the game started that that social justice stuff. Was, you know, sort of fell by the wayside. If it became it felt like a football game to me, regardless of the politics, But you're right. I might feel differently. If I objected to the politics. I still think the game is strong enough, and the appeal is powerful enough on for most of us that The ratings may drop, just like everything on TV is dropping, but I don't know that it will be as a result of well fans. They have a monopoly. The NFL has a monopoly. Nobody else's offering this product and if they continue to drive, Yeah, the way you don't come back again, I'm thinking 1994 Bud Selig, with the major league Baseball went on strike Cancel the world. Siri's Over. This was over union and contracts and baseball never recovered. Their numbers never came back. They made the fans find other alternatives. And that was the end of Major League baseball being a major draw for people to sit and watch the game..
"bud selig" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Ken, Griffey Junior and his father Ken Griffey senior became the first father son duo to hit back to back homers on this date in nineteen ninety in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four, acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the nineteen ninety-four baseball season on the thirty four th day of a strike by players are things in life you. Anticipate, something. Here. That it's coming. Hope that it isn't. And when the day. Urgent. Incredible, amount of sadness. Never being no origin. Desire to vote voter any extraordinary lengths of finding agreement. Every reason to believe. Even, the. COMM-. With this announced was preceded at this was something the owners had long since. Weeks if not months. Ago. Come except as necessary. We just can't continue to do business as usual. I lost fascinated by the. Ill? Portrayal of the greedy owners versus the players. That's not what this was about. With his Isabel lots of Americans didn't believe them Bud Selig and fair the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike suspended on April second of Nineteen ninety-five after two, hundred, thirty, two days making it the longest such stoppage in major league baseball history breaking the record set by the one, thousand nine, hundred, eighty, one, strike, nine, hundred, forty, eight games cancelled in all and league baseball became the first major professional sports league to lose an entire postseason due to labor struggles. MCI WorldCom combined their thirty completed their thirty seven billion dollar merger to form MCI, Worldcom in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, and two, thousand Microsoft introduced the last update to Ms dos also in two thousand and windows me was released. It probably was the worst operating system ever. Out there even worse than windows, Vista. And in two thousand, one, the historic national prayer, service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September eleven attacks. War has been waged against us by stealth and.
"bud selig" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The night in that extra anything yet, But now that I've seen it like before, my like with my emotional investment involved early, Yes, completely sucks. No, it's the worst. It's It's a clown show out there. They should never. You should never just let it get. You gotta earn your way out there, man, you know, just like plop a guy this rule out as fast as possible. And I understand the whole seasons for Gezi. I understand it's fake. And dude, we've even talked about the fact They just I mean, Rob Manfred. Okay, so remember that recently, they just always sudden jammed in the expanded playoffs, Unlike the opening day of the season before the game starts, Yeah, yeah, before the game started, and we're going to jam in a runner on second. We're going toe. By the way. You're using a D h now as well. So I go check your inbox. I made a few changes. You're invading my nanny here. This one. They just announce all of a sudden that any double header from here on out. It's seven innings. And they're gonna have to play doubleheaders because of all these rainouts in the way. What are we going back? What are we regressing now and what we are we are We going back to pee wee ball like seven. Any. Come on, man. This is Coach is saying to me and here I'm gonna mildly political that this is too good of a line not to repeat. OK? He said. What do you give me for Bud Selig and George W. Bush? Okay, And I was like, Wait, Did you went over my head with you? What's the year? Where is bro? Talk about remaking an image based on their successors. You know that, right? Right, Right. Right. Right. I do. I do. I do. Rob Manfred is so bad that we're hiding for Seelig, Man, Right? And George W. Bush stocks skyrocketing, skyrocketing. I mean, I don't know. I don't know what I'm or like enamored with. I don't know if I'm more enamored with his artistic endeavors because he's the serious painter now or some of the public speaking Gage from yesterday, But what would you give right now? To ride your bike down to Midland, Texas, and clear brush with Bono and George W. Bush. No, give me a sickle. Let me get some buddies. Hey, out of the way for you guys. I'm in mono and G W bush. Give me a hand with the Hey Paulie. Yeah, that picture of him and bottom like clearing brush. Great. Great. What is with you is like fly sunglasses.
"bud selig" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"One on 19 Sports Radio 66 Tommy Look our departs Paul Rosenberg in until 6 55 today when we have Yankee pre game and it's 705 1st pitch Yankees Mets from a big ballpark in the South. Thanks. And ah, man who has spent I would say a good portion of his life in that ballpark and covering the team that plays there. The New York Yankees is Ville madam from The Daily News is in the sports writers All of fame on baseball Hall of Fame, and we welcome them Now, Teo talk a little bit of baseball Bill's great to have you back. How you doing? Good to be with you, Richard. Well story in the Daily news, probably and got the back page. Probably got a lot of people think in here with the fact that you don't think that a Rod and J. Lo have any kind of shot really at owning the New York Mets. Well, this is obviously been an ongoing story for months now and of course, Iran and J. Lo have gotten the most attention in this Met sale sweepstakes. But I felt from the very beginning. I was always skeptical about it. But you never know. So we started looking at other people who were getting involved in this thing. Most Most most notably, uh, Steve Cohen involved initially and then Backed off after a problem with the world ponds or whatever. And the two guys from the 76 years who are both substantial, um, money people, and I started interviewing a lot of people who are very close, all familiar with the process. What's going on here? And they all told me the same thing. Don't pay any attention to a Rod and J Lo because They can't compete with these other two guys and the most important thing. It's not just the sale Price Richard, which is going to be over $2 billion. It's It's what you condone, as far as running the team after you bought the team for that kind of money. And that's where the A Rod J. Lo people Country particularly gonna fall short on this whole Well, Bill, I think you make a great point there because it's like the whole situation down in Miami with Jeter's group, where they cobbled together all that money. And they spent so much that they don't really have enough money to run the team. They're undercapitalized. I don't think baseball wants that to happen again, do they? No, they don't exactly. And as I pointed out of my column today, the Frank McCourt's situation with the Dodgers was another one. Where Ah, they railroaded or whatever you want to call it. They made sure the Bud Selig made sure that Frank McCourt's got the Dodgers. Because he had been a disappointed suitor in the Red Sox sweepstakes, which, but that three way turnaround in which he got John Henry down in Miami, got amount of Miami and got on the Red Sox. And Frank McCord. Was a local guy in Boston parking lot 10 magnate up there a little different than it's sensitive. But anyway, he was one of the disappointed suitors because of maneuvering and so silly trying to make it up to him by by steering the Dodgers to him. When Rupert Murdoch's all the Dodgers and of course, my court was grossly underfinanced. And made a mess of the Dodgers and So between that and the South Florida Miami situation with Bruce Sherman and Jeter they don't want they did not want to have another situation with the Mets. I mean, I'm sure Mets fans would testify. They've been through Ah, enough ownership, not spending enough money on fires for their concern and detail in the article Bill, the The tremendous debt that they're in mean Citi Field, the debt service on that There's even debt on S And why? Which is not part of the deal, but the only profitable part of the equation, So ah, you know, there's a there's a lot of and that's why it's going to cost over $2 million because they've got to be able to pay off that debt. Exactly well, one of the one of people I was talking to who's very close to this process. Tony's is the Mets are a terrible investment. This is because of all this debt. They really are. They're losing money. And but you know, it's it's a baseball team and its prestige. But because of that you want an owner in their eye like a Steve Cohen, who's a gazillionaire. Uh, thinking network or something like 35 billion or something like that. 13.5 billion only 13. 13.5 billion. What's a What's a couple 1,000,000,000 here there, right? But anyway, I mean, this is a guy who not on Ly can afford to buy the team. And then he can more than afford to run the team. And that's what baseball really need Tohave in New York with the Mets. And he's a guy that that owns 8% of the team now and is a big baseball and Mets fan. So you know, it's one of those things where you know George Steinbrenner, who you, of course, had a long term relationship with I think a lot of years the Yankees didn't really make money because George spent what it took to try to at least bring a winner to the team. So you know, George wasn't always all business with the Yankees. It seemed that you know, he wanted to make the team a winner. And you know if it meant a few $1,000,000 less in his pocket, he seemed to be able to do that. Yeah, well, one of the problems one of the issues with Cohen was hey was he was one of the people who was front and center to buy the Dodgers when the court had to get out of baseball. And he probably had the highest bid for the Dodgers. But the owners were very skeptical of them because they were afraid the fact that he was going to be another George. And spend money like crazy on Andi. Wreak havoc with him with the Dodgers, and so then steered the Dodgers away from Cohen into the Guggenheim. Um people, and they turned out to be his biggest spenders..
"bud selig" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Andrew Zimbalist is with us and we're talking about his book in the best interest of baseball the revolutionary reign of bud ceiling. I suppose the best place to start when we talk about Bud. Sealy is at the beginning. Give everybody kind of a history lesson. I think that they know that he owned the Milwaukee brewers franchise that he also used to be in the car business and everything but give us a more in depth explanation about who. Bud Selig is. Well you know like like so many of us boys in America. Run in certainly. It's true for me and my childhood. He caught the baseball bug when he was very young and he just he lived and died by baseball. There's a story that by told me when when he was a young guy and his dad then seelig who who was a very very hard working man and it started this car dealership in Milwaukee. Ben Had one pleasure in life. You like to go fishing Lake Michigan. He took he took ben out with with a friend of his go. Fishing one day and at two o'clock in the afternoon Ben pulled out his transistor radio in the middle of Lake Michigan when everybody was fishing and feeling very bucolic and relaxed venture pulled out his transistor radio and turned on the cubs game. And then seal. His father's friends said. Hey I I WANNA fisher. I WanNa have pleasure on the lake. I don't WanNA listen to a cubs game and so they took then back to the shores young boy they dump them off onto shore. Ben Sat on the bud sat on the shore all afternoon listening to the cubs game and his dad went back out and fish but what was just a love of baseball listened to it. All the time played it with his buddy herb Kohl Went to the ball games at borchert field in Milwaukee used to go down to cubs games and WHITE SOX game in Chicago as a kid. Who's totally enamored of of baseball? His mother was the one in the family who really encouraged that his dad was not very involved in baseball but But eventually when when the braves are is this is the old Milwaukee Braves later of course became nineteen sixty five they go to Atlanta but when the when the braves started playing in Milwaukee bent started started to follow them and in nineteen sixty two. There's a new ownership group that came in involving Mr Bartholoni and they did a a minor limited public offering so people in Milwaukee by some stock in the team but immediately bought some stock. He was a small shareholder in the braves. But then it's sixty four people started getting the idea that the braves were gonNA move to Atlanta. They wanted to go to a bigger market. The head some good deals in Atlanta they can take advantage of and bud starts to organize against the move. He starts to try to convince the owners not to move. He has season ticket drives. He sells tickets for the owner. He's not getting paid for doing this but he's starting to try to get the people in walkie to support the team more so it won't leave then but inspires a suit by the state of Wisconsin against the braves in order to get the braves to stay. They lose the suit and then but organize this one group after another over the next five years between nineteen sixty five and nineteen seventy two first of all trying to get an American league expansion team and then trying to get a national expansion team and then he tries to buy the white sox and then he tries to by the Rangers. And he's you know he's doing everything conceivable and he's never giving up any normal mortal would have given up long ago but buddies out there doing everything he can and being tenacious as one could be finally the Seattle Seattle pilots which were an expansion team in the American league in Nineteen. Sixty nine is having financial difficulties In Budiman arranges through his lawyers to get the pilots to declare bankruptcy. And then finally that he has a group with with Ed Fitzgerald. That buys the Seattle pilots for ten point. Eight million dollars Milwaukee has team back. Now it's the Milwaukee brewers so from one thousand nine hundred seventy all the way until January two thousand and five but is the owner of of. The Milwaukee brewers and blood gets involved. Anybody who knows but Knows that this is a man who has wonderful communication skills and it is very sociable and willing to talk to somebody all day long if he's involved in the conversation but felt that way about baseball and baseball's owners so from nineteen seventy forward but is on the phone learning and meeting all of his partners in baseball and talking to them and learning what their concerns are and and bud really starting in about nineteen seventy five or seventy six is nominated or selected to be on practically every ownership committee So bud was already even before. He became the acting commissioner in Nineteen ninety-two but it was probably the most powerful owner in baseball. And he was the one guy who pretty much all the owners could trust. All the owners felt that they can talk to him. All the owners stealth but understood what their issues were and but uses that as a fulcrum once he becomes acting commissioner to begin and I mean I emphasize to begin because he doesn't fully accomplish this. It's too hard to fully accomplished but begins to mold a sense of partnership amongst the owners because of who he is and because of his history and baseball. And what's interesting about it? Andrew is is that there's perception and reality when it comes to bud ceiling The perception is all the things that you talked about somebody that can bring everybody together. The reality is he did not run a very good franchise in Milwaukee was the fact that other owners did not see him as a threat did not see him as George. Steinbrenner type work in his favor and becoming commissioner. I think it's a good point Ronn because one of the things you have to realize and it's really difficult in any sports league. Is that when when the owners are are when anybody who buys Sports Team Baseball Football Basketball whatever it is is a very competitive individual also somebody who loves the sport almost invariably and they want to own a competitive franchise they wanna own a winning franchise and every single fan in their city feels the same way about it and so these owners are always going out into the players mark competing with each other? How they if an owner is competing with each other and the players marketing getting pissed off because one owner offered five million dollars. Five thousand dollars more for player or million dollars more for a player and snatched the player away from them And made the other team a better team rather than your team a better team. So all these very competitive things are happening amongst the ownership groups. How are they going to turn around and say okay? We're going to put aside all our competitive instincts and competitive experience and start behaving like partners. Well but I think they'd have an advantage in that in that regard because but wasn healthier outspending everybody else when he owned. The Milwaukee brewers and the team was not a very successful team had had gone to the postseason since I believe nineteen eighty two so I think in that regard maybe you know but had a little bit of an advantage because the owners most the owners out there didn't view him perhaps a real competitor in the players market and on on the playing field. I've always had the belief that Bud. Selig did want to become the commissioner at some point even though he has stated otherwise that he was very happy being an owner did he kind of maneuver himself quietly into the position where the owners said. Well wait a minute. We didn't like what Fay Vincent did. There's nobody else around. So why don't we go with one of our own you know? I think that that's A. That's a plausible view. In hindsight about the way Bud was behaving of course. He was denying throughout the throughout the nineteen eighties. And even once he became acting commissioner. He was denying that he was interested in the job. He said he told his wife he was only going to be in the job for two or three months and practically every time he did a public interview he'd say the same thing and he told Senator Metzenbaum this the same thing so bud was always saying no. I don't want this job. I don't want it but I think if you if you go back and you look at the way he was behaving he was certainly behaving in a way that was consistent with your interpretation which is that. Here's a man who really liked the idea of maybe being commissioner. One day applies to bud sailing. And I'm not trying to do this. In retrospect what was he prepared to be a commissioner? I mean he did have some business common sense. He knew how to bring people together. But really when you look at Peter Ueberroth aside from the collusion charges he operated a very successful business and I think a lot of people would have tried to do what Peter Ueberroth did as far as making it more profitable. I'm just wondering where bud ceiling falls in the whole scope of things. I don't think that that had the same entrepreneurial instincts and and background. That Uber off did didn't have the same business experience as somebody like. Fay Vincent who had been the CEO of Universal Pictures So in in you know certain senses but didn't bring the experience and the skills to the job that some people might have and that I think again. His his main skill was that he had ability to bring people together and listen to them and get them to think of themselves as partners. But he's also somebody who really was in love with baseball. Somebody who was extremely energetic and tenacious and those are other skills that were very important he was able to surround himself with other individuals who had many of the business skills And much of the experience. That but didn't have you know one of the things that but did that had never been done before in baseball is to introduce the marketing department. Baseball did not have a marketing department. until Nineteen ninety-six and that's remarkable. If you think about the the nation's pastime the national pastime didn't have a chief of marketing didn't have an individual in marketing who who had a staff that was going out and taking advantage of opportunities while the NFL was doing that and the NBA was doing that And if you look at what's happened over the last fourteen years a tremendous amount of innovation in baseball one of the most remarkable things.
Astros Scandal: MLB's Nightmare Continues
"You've been up in the northeast all winner in near thirty degrees to come down here in the first days of Spring and you already getting seventy five eighty and muggy. It's very different but you know hot not only with the weather but also with the players who well let's get into that Are you covering baseball a long time? Have you ever seen anything like we've witnessed over the last week? Absolutely not look. I mean the early days of spring training are usually about. Who's in good shape who worked? What pitch they worked on during the winter and here it's just flame-throwing. I know personally. I lost respect for those guys. Everyone in the show in the big leagues lost respect for those guys day after day after day of players being critical. But the part. That's so different is the peer to peer stuff. It's damaging to baseball. I feel like every single guy over. There needs a beating even through the steroid era. You didn't see this. Collective anger aimed at one group of players. The way we've seen other players so angry with the Houston Astros. They're angry at the Astros. And they're also angry at commissioner rob Manfred who stepped in it. I think it's fair to say on Sunday at his first press conference of Spring Training when he said the idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems a futile act. Justin Turner on the dodgers was not pleased. You know calling the world series trophy piece of metal. I mean I don't know if there's ever won anything in his life. Maybe he hasn't but the reason every guys in this room the reason every guy is working out all off season and showing up to camp early and putting it all the time. Effort is specifically for that trophy. I think we're used to seeing the likes of this directed towards the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell but before now Manfred laid pretty low. How has he generally been perceived by the players in the past well? There's no doubt that generally speaking that the relationship between players and Major League baseball is at its worst. I think in like twenty five years. You know what happened in the last time. The CBA was negotiated. Was the owners absolutely routed? The players in those talks getting a lot of advantages financial advantages taking a lot of the high ground that the players had owned the past and the last couple of years. We've seen that play out. In Free Agency. In veteran players have felt like that when they reach free agency. They're not getting as much money as they should have. So that's sort of been percolating the last couple of years and then when you have robbed make the comments that he he. He's made about the Astros in his handling of that case I think all that anger and it was built upon so he made the comment at the beginning of the week. What is he said since then? Well he acknowledged. He met with reporters on Tuesday night that he was mistaken in what he said. I referred to the World Series Trophy in a disrespectful way. And I want to apologize for that. There's no excuse for it I made a mistake. I was trying to make a point but I should have made it in a more effective way and again I want to apologize for it. Actually think that this was an important first step because he's made a lot of mistakes in this like the fact that in two thousand seventeen when you had the apple watch situation between the RED SOX and Yankees. He missed an opportunity at that time to draw a line in the sand to make it clear to everybody. Look Science. Stealing using electronics is not going to be accepted. He didn't do it in seventeen he didn't do it in eighteen. And let's face it when you listen to the players. Their anger over the fact that members the Astra's weren't disciplined that's viewed as another mistake. So I thought it was important for rob finally to acknowledge that. He's made mistakes. During this process. The players seem to have a problem with the fact that the astros players were given immunity a couple of days ago. Mike Trout said I don't agree with the the punishments you know the players not You know getting anything you know. There was a player driven You know thing cheat like that and not get anything it's it's It's sad to see which is remarkable buster because it's probably the most interesting thing might drive as every said about something other than the weather but it seems to be the way a lot of players feel why didn't Manfred punish them. Rob was in a position where this is not like the AA where you know the the head of the lake and come in and basically threaten players into cooperation. Major League baseball players are represented by the Union and so as they began this negotiation if they had simply gone in and told the players. Look we're coming you get the information. It would have been easy for the players to lawyer up and for a lot of the answers to Major League baseball to be along the lines of. I don't recall or I didn't hear that banging of the trash can and there's not really any way to challenge that and it would have been much more difficult for them to establish information if you remember fourteen years ago. George Mitchell was commissioned by Bud Selig to investigate the steroid era. He had no cooperation with the players because of the position of the Union. And I think that Manfred may have had the same situation if he hadn't given the players immunity. I think one thing to baseball looked at was boy we have litigation arbitration playing over the whole summer. At least this is one way to get to the truth quickly. Established what happened and try to put this in a rear view mirror. That clearly has not been as simple as they as they anticipated. Manfred has suggested that the players could have filed grievances because the Astros General Manager never sent along the rules. And I put the clubs on notice as to what exactly the rules were and how they were going to be treated going forward among the other failures of that organization. That information never made its way to the players. I was awesome. Well they just didn't do it. If we had disciplined the players in all likelihood we were GONNA have grievances and grievances that we were going to lose on the basis that we never properly inform them the rule so given those two. That's exactly right and that's sort of a classic thing because if you remember when Aj hinch the Astros manager did his interview with. Tom Produce one of the questions asked him was. Did Jeff Luneau tell you about this memo and Aj's answered very initially. No HE DIDN'T. The players could have done the same thing. Now you and I know from a point of view of common sense. That's kind of absurd because when the red sox apple watch thing happened in September two thousand seventeen that was out there like it was very public in disgust. That rob Manfred had come down with discipline and in warned. Everybody don't participate in this but again we're into lawyer speak now where well was they actually told specifically that. I wasn't allowed to do a B and C. No I wasn't I don't recall and would have been a morass rob's been commissioner now for five years buster. Is there any chance. He doesn't survive this no he. He's totally fine because of how much money they're making. I mentioned the two thousand sixteen collective bargaining agreement. How they were such an advantageous position when it comes to things like the luxury tax and they're making money hand over fist and for that reason he's fine. When people think about the commissioner I think casual fans will look at them as being the representative of the sport and representing the interests of fans and players and teams know. He's a team employee. He works for the owners and he's been doing a great job at making the owners a lot of money. He's on very solid ground
"bud selig" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"A delta flight a three hundred thirty three hundred cities where people in the car it where people miss someone in one of our other two hundred ninety nine we don't fly to three hundred cities milita bringing together just show us were not that far apart climbing this is the sporting life on espn radio and the e s p n app here's jeremy chef certainly one of the most significant figures in annals of the modern game or benny you're actually longtime commissioner of baseball member of the hall of fame we're speaking wiz allen but ceiling commissioner thank you for joining us jeremy pleasure to be with you grabbed her do it man the you and i have done a lot of things together over there so there's some pressure well be a vacation is only are all star special but he is of courses well the publication of your new book for the good of the game inside story of the surprising in dramatic transformation major league baseball written we had the great baseball writer phil rogers from chicago but why did you wanna put the story dan print well you know i thought about it for a long time man i'll tell you a little story which i hope jeremy will illustrated years ago 'em i had gotten friendly with doris kerns goodwin the famed historian who you know is written the forward for the book end 'em i convinced her and her husband richard good winning the she brought samantha powers' who later went on the united nations andrea andrea and my friend henry aaron rodgers there and you know jeremy 'em we started telling stories sat there for a long time and at one point she said to me because family history buff as you well know you gotta write a book can't you been to too much these stories are fascinating from that day forward and everybody in baseball kept telling me the same thing and so jeremy being a history buff as being a history professor now 'em i just there were a lot of subject said i've owned at least from my perspective and been ready to properly and so i wanted to i was anxious to write a blog it took me a long time a richard justice end phil rogers both did an excellent job we spent endless hours and so it was just a matter of i hope at least from my historical perspective telling the story the way i believe it happened speaking with the former commissioner of baseball bud seelig a who was the man in charge of the game for more than twenty years a he's been out of the office of the commissioner for just last four years succeeded by rob manfred who ran labor relations for him for a long time in of course but one of the things you addressing the book is your legacy in terms of baseball's europe performance enhancing drugs in we've talked about this many times over the years an end you've talked about how frustrated did you were a weed what you saw intransigence of the players union on the subjective testing 'em how do you address that issue here in the book well i do and i tried it terro it just the way it happened you know i've read in heard and you know jeremy how sensitive about him there's some of that where we were slow to react we didn't really care was good for ten that's all of which are myths of of of anonymous consequences an so i i detail almost year by year end in some cases burnett what happened in the time that steve wilks teen in in pittsburgh founder andrew and mark maguire's locker an all away that's the thing jeremy that's so frustrating to me is that people don't seem to understand this is a subject checked for a collective bargaining this is not something that commissioner can do people say oh you know landers were still commission i always joke well he's not look in two thousand germany in two thousand i band steroids in the minor leagues completely for the two thousand one season oh it's been now eighteen nineteen years in but others was the subject of collective bargaining and i own say there's two 'em no since going back or others but the unfair in chino reserve union were very outspoken mean i'm not telling you anything that comes as a shock that anybody who follow that they didn't believe look but i i had had i had marvin miller on this show probably twenty years ago in i asked him about performance enhancing drugs and i asked him why he thought a player should not be tested marvin miller the legendary a union organizer they do godfather a not for your benefit but prefer audiences these men who really created the modern major league baseball players association he compared them to pilots a you know you you know two or he said you know if we're not good at what he said was you know why should i let my guys be tested if i don't have to 'em an end of course who is because back competitive balance right in jeremy lemony i was just gonna say on good for you because the trade he went to his grave saying that if he were still there that nobody would be tested he he talked about being in a bottle be very blunt about it and a and so look that was marvins view that was gene oranges view that was don's you will end so this was a herculean struggle this was something we battled 'em day after day year after year in o'toole we got what i the last item i'll never forget intervening seven in the morning we got it done and it was i thought a week program it turned out pretty good five percent and so on and so forth a five percent in two thousand three triggering mandatory testing once that threshold who is reached exactly right in but even in all five an old sex in fact when i went and i got senator metro who and done a lot of work print george mitchell to to do a whole still writing at old six 'cause there is still a lot of stuff going on we had a better program but not where we should be an as you know he came up with a with a with a program in may twenty recommendations by the way which we of follow them and and so today after a lot of agony we have the toughest testing program in american sports better than that water the world vandyke openings rose eight will tell you we have as good a program is areas in america i'm proud of that but we went through a lot of agony end and again from the historic and i tell my students just jeremy oh okay it seems that the fact that it was the subject of collective bargaining has been something that people either didn't understand or just didn't know were speaking with bud seelig the longtime commissioner of baseball his new book is for the good of the game inside story the surprising in dramatic transformation of major league baseball co written with phil rogers longtime baseball writer for the chicago tribune but it's always interesting talking to you i've always enjoyed having the opportunity to to conversed with you talk baseball history with you but before we wrap up this segment i wanna ask you still gonna cops every day for lunch is that true is that in like in urban legend as fast as much love as gillies g i l l e s and the answer is when we get done today i'm going to go away from launch yes i answered here our case of guilt is gillies the deli that you that you are the ben a the benefactor of no that's jake levine's delicatessen then i go there a couple of times there's so many restaurants have talked about bud were speaking with mr but in but i think a lot of people covered you for a long time in baseball and follow baseball in the decades that you were running the sport a will be surprised at some of the candor in this book the things that you addressed very candidly now that you are no longer the person a on park have you and the commissioner's office what was the thing you most want it to unburden yourself of when you wrote this i think the steroids situation which we've already discussed a highly change de economics 'cause i you know in in in the nineties these where i took a lot of criticism for quite a while because of the team revenue sharing saying in trying to change thing remember this germany baseball hadn't changed his economics since the twenties and thirties so when i say i inherited a mess and you know what kind of mess it was because phil rogers left in the book and it's okay it was big cars are economic plan was anachronism it was just hired to his old but change comes slowly i regard baseball's a social institutions jeremy and i'm telling you social institutions are resistant to change so i'm like okay i i know but that was really really difficult in the steroids thing well for all the reasons we've already discussed the union fighting it marvin and everybody else down fear and gene orange when everybody else fighting fighting it publicly fighting in front of congress and 'em somehow that that whole complete historical story i think really has not been told the proper way am i hope that people and so far the early returns are good days at least understand what happened may not agree and i understand anything you doing mike there'll be critics and a but i i'm proud of what we did was they were more change and a twenty two twenty three years then in the history of the game man i think for the most part they've worked out pretty well in i should say were speaking with bud seelig about his new book for the good of the game inside story of the surprising dramatic transformation major league baseball being published july ninth although available for preorder of course on amazon and other website it but you mentioned how resistance institutions like baseball or to change how tough it is to turn a big ship around like baseball right now 'em you'll your successor rob manfred is dealing with an issue the team to almost crop up suddenly with a spate of recent incidents involving fans getting hit by baseball's 'em recommendations were sent from fissures office few years ago about extending netting first inside of the doug ads any outside of the dugout now we see teams going all the way down to the foul post jerry reinsdorf you're old friend he was the first do it just last week 'em why why does it take take 'em why don't you take so long for baseball to enact change is well it does it does if i could just a a you know just see if you go back to the wildcard retro so logical trickle and yet boy did i take fierce criticism you did i from their owners the owners right grantland but in the netting case look i just went back to the days with the brewers and then commissioner the fans sitting their their own customers fight it interesting they really do they think it brought their view they don't like it but i think overall the way things are working out now and i i leave seen in significant change already and i think much more common germany what would you do if you commissioner now and the netting issue but i might try never the second guess rob manfred you know he was a m i he's done i think a remarkable job he did a great job for me for twenty three twenty four years and i think things are coming along okay and i know there's no question i see the dodgers a today are talking about increasing the netting other than that the nationals shows every area of outdoor increase dynamic i think you're gonna see a lot of that when you look back but if you're at your ten years commissioner in so many things were accomplished what are the things you were you take most private well i i as i said earlier jeremy they economic changes i've had some owners small market media marketing owners say to me if you hadn't done what you did in the nineties we'd be out of business today and i think that's true whether people wanna understand manner not there's no question and so there's no question germain's that i think that they all the changes many of them controversial many of them painful really painful leased cars me paid 'em everything worked out well and and you know my father taught me years ago and then i wanna say they're still two year father was really great great great newspaper person i mean the legendary in a certain sense and you really followed that if i if you allow me they're saying i will i appreciate it thank you bye and the fact of the matter is that change often commas.
"bud selig" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"His. Vowed. Gay. Never never gets to keep playing it though. Yes. Not. It's just a, you know, so for the people that weren't around six fifty five cups. They do that. I've come around and have adopted young harvests solar fan now. Six five six. It was probably in that seminar. Heard your rant before you were shush instantly motivated. Yeah. You want Marlin? Seven says dang did. I miss the solarte's. I told you. So did it was incredible. How he just he sent it out on a on a line shot to look like it's not his last. It looks like it's not as less so get solarte's out there. I was talking to Bonnie gills, dad. He can play outfield too. You know? Rooting for MAC, though, you know, I was reading about MAC in the chronicle today. Concussion stuff. It's so crazy and post concussion. What they go through the attack on an airplane. And but he's okay now, he says now over he's oh, I first two games. You know, what are you gonna do as as the sabre magicians like say small sample size? But which is a little personal. Let's say personal really. I don't need that kind of information. But anyway, I'm rooting for him. He's coming on today. Yes. Okay. Cool. A couple of nights catches on Saturday. I think it was too. This is something we didn't talk about Monday morning too much going on. But Henry Shulman reported over the weekend that Peter McGowan before he died. Apologize to MAC Williamson for the bullpen mounds. Yeah. Wow. How 'bout store? Yeah. Now. I remember the history of that is a little fuzzy, and we'll have to I don't know if Larry will ever tell us the full story. But the way I heard it. I was that they forgot. I think that's the truth. Then they're put them down the line. They forget somebody tried to spin it recently as part of the old time feel put the. Now in that Bud Selig was actively against it. And saying that it's a hazard. Well, it is. Yeah. No. There's no question. Sure that green room area, the other plants are and everything and how it could be could be I don't think was ever actively against anything. Okay. He all of a sudden cared about the safety of the players and stuff. Forget back. I hate that. Stanek? I totally agree with you on that one too. So speaking of commissioners, by the way, has Roger Goodell going to do with the new information on on Bob Kraft. I mean, it's been charged right now, we're governed by FCC guidelines. But man, the details are you on talk about sorted too. Many details really what the embarrassment of embarrassed. Like, hey, yeah. No. It's my pre-game rally. Just tell you the one sentence. I can't get out of my head Murph, and you can fill in the blanks around it. But I don't know if we should know there's every word, I mean, it's totally clean. But just I mean, it's sad. But it's funny. It's embarrassing. Just that. XYZ XYZ. This went on for several minutes. This went on for fourteen. Was eleven. Right right before the AFC Chen baller move to get on a plane right out right after. Maybe it's his ritual small samples..
"bud selig" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"One Hank Williams. I wanna take a guess who that is. Would you believe me if I told you was how long? No. Would you believe me if I told you Michael Strahan? Oh, yeah. Definitely now. Would you believe me if I told you it was Terry Bradshaw? Yes. It's scary. Bradshaw. Yeah. Short-lived country music careers. Thirty one years ago nineteen Eighty-eight so Mr. Williams how long have you been a black quarterback? Yeah. There's somebody asked him that. Before the game, all my life. He turned out to be the MVP, and that would be Doug Williams of the Redskins as they beat the Broncos forty two to tin the scorpion a one quarter with Kim. Nothing. Denver. The score at halftime was thirty five Ken Washington. Wapping seven points scored in the entire second half nineteen years ago. Atlanta Braves pitcher John rocker suspended by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for disparaging foreigners almost sex roles and minorities in a Sports Illustrated interview, we will share what he had to say. There's nothing like good times. Birthdays today include Johnny rotten. What a weekly at Joey Ramone earlier this. Ramone's.
"bud selig" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Veal their ballot. It was only forty five point five percent. In other words, if you were proud of your ballot, and you didn't want to vote for bonds. And you knew you were going to come under scrutiny for that. Everybody should make their their votes public. I think a lot of these guys don't wanna then explain why they didn't. Well, why not? Because they don't have to did, you know? John lund. He'll be joined by Tom Tolbert and just a bit. Steve Young at five o'clock Greco solar four did you know that only ten percent? Our fulltime baseball writers that some of the people who are in charge of who gets into the hall of fame does not get into the hall of fame, cover hockey golf. College basketball. One does digital marketing another rights for the American Heart Association. I've always been a get. Twenty five. Looked in the rotating some out, but they the whole process just needs. But that's the thing. It's not just about getting new people in because if you get new people in and the the the lack of accountability or whatever your criteria baseball. Right. I'll give you that. But the whole thing needs to be changed. If it's about getting people in who are supposed to be in. And whatever you think about bonds and Clemens had schilling. The one thing you cannot say about them is that they were not right baseballers. Here's the other thing in Bob Nightingale, again made a great point. He said the reason I vote for bonds is he was never caught. It's all speculation. And look we all know, look, he dated. Okay. He did it. But he wasn't like geometry. He wasn't like Pettit. He wasn't like those other guys who said, okay, I used he never failed the test. I know that splitting hairs here. But if we're going to speculate who didn't who didn't and a lot of people say this. I think Jayson stark said at the other day. Look there's PD users in it's already done taking. Your guys time. But Dan Shaughnessy Boston Globe is a world-class charter hit. I saw this. Yeah. He said, I don't buy the Clemens or bonds, Robert Hall of fame players this. Here's his rationale. If you leave the masters by ten strokes cheat on the eighteenth hole of the final bay. You're disqualified you lose because of the cheating. I off that's not baseball. Secondly cheating is cheating has always been engulfed rules. You were not tested for steroids to two thousand three performance enhancing, drugs were banned until two thousand and five. So you can't use that argument wasn't mitt midway through the steroid era. I guess at the end of the era that they decided to actually make it where it's against the law in baseball to do that. And Bud Selig who oversaw the steroid era is where in the hall of fame. Well, the other thing for the younger demographic remembers we'll we'll get out of here. Ninety four. There was a strike ninety eight McGuire. I'm not gonna say saved baseball. But they certainly gave it a kick when they needed it gave it in baseball went for it. And now they're going. Oh my God. That happened horsey knew it happened. As far as I'm concerned, the whole thing as far as the voting process and give people in its illegitimate. Yeah. So the hell with it the hell with it. Tolbert London coming up next on kmby, San Francisco, kqei FM HD two or later. Time discussion thoroughly relaxed. Tolbert Zach youtall birds. Oh, sorry. What is shaking? That's.
"bud selig" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Is in and Bud Selig is in and all the managers who benefited from this Erin, and they you know, in in baseball stuck it to us the writers to essentially punish the players. But everybody else is in. But the players are punished by us. So I didn't like that responsibility. I didn't like that. I thought it was unfair. I thought baseball should have thought it was cowardly on the part of baseball to leave it to us to punish the players for their mess. How we're talking to Howard Bryant on the Yuma guests line Howard, one of the things that's happened. In the last go round was that Joe Morgan wrote a letter as the head of the hall of fame to to the other famous encouraging them to not support the steroid crew. And they knew Larry they've been doing that for years. I mean, the whole the old guard, you know, when I would vote my my m o had been to call some of the hall of famers that I respect that. I would call Dennis Eckersley, and I would call Joe Morgan, and I I would call a bunch of hall of fame, right? That I that I knew personally to ask them sort of and also. Guys, who weren't in the hall who played against some of the contemporaries, and I would ask them what they thought I talked to Hank Aaron about this. And and and it went Henry, and I talked about this. You know, he would tell me every year. There would be this group. I know Jim Bunning was one of the guys would be, you know, really sort of been rounding up the the old guard saying, look, we don't want to be part of this. And now, of course, as you know, earlier that had been talking about if if some of the really pronounced guys had gotten that maybe some of the old guard hall of famers, wouldn't you can show up in July. I don't know how real that is. But it's not new it's not a last year thing. It's not just the Joe Morgan letter this has been going on for decade. Well, and I was gonna say if you had an opportunity to talk to Joe what what would you say if you were arguing the hall of fame cases of the guys with the with the best numbers? The bonds is in the Roger Clemens is. Yeah, I wouldn't because I because it's it's bear hall, Dan. We're talking to Reggie Jackson about this. And and I I did a lot more listening than talking. So to me, I still. I believe that my two is been having been watched baseball for the last forty years as a as a as a as a fan and then as a professional. Barry Barnes is the best baseball player I've ever seen berry, Ricky Griffey. I mean, they're the best baseball player ever seen that said they looked in our face, and they lied to us. And they did things that, you know, the, the ballot says sportsmanship, integrity, and that stuff matters. So I I it's it's never been an easy question for me. For me. The real issue had been sort of the union labor side, the unfairness of the fact that we had to put these guys out when when management put themselves in. That was my big issue. I'm curious your respond for talk with Howard, Brian guys who you know, cheated the game and built up tremendous stats or Pete Rose who gambled on the game. Which is worse. Well, I think that they're both bad. But this was the issue that I had with bud. Listen, how are you going to stick us with bonds and Clemens and making that decision when you were very very clear making a decision on. Joe Jackson and Pete Rose and the rest of those guys you never budged on those guys you didn't budge on this. But you're, but you're you're punting on on steroids, and that's part of it. And so I always felt like, okay, if you wanna wipe the slate clean on everybody can wipe the slate clean. Obviously, Pete Rose. There's like never seems to get white because something new keeps coming up every time. He opens his mouth, but you can't reconcile these two. If you take a hard stance on one and not the other. And now even worse now that everybody in sports all the leagues are trying to profit from gambling. It just it looks terrible. It's hypocritical to me we're talking to Howard Bryant. Of course. You're listening to Gary and Larry on Kamiar San Francisco ASEAN HD, two San Mateo, these sports leader Howard. You know, Mariano Rivera first ballot. And everybody expects that he's going in. Will it be a unanimous vote there? A lot of people say, well, no, no, there's no chance of that. But I've heard people speculate that this guy was so respected so popular that that there's a chance that he may get the unanimous though, you're saying they'll be sure will not he he may. And I think that he may because we do live in a very celebratory time now, and I think that people do want that sort of consensus at the same time. There are a lot of people who think that even Mariano Rivera closers are in the same category. D H is not quite hall of famers. No matter how dominant they were. I I don't think that I don't think that Mariana is going to be unanimous either because I do know people, although I have to admit I have not seen that many ballots that people have published where Mariana wasn't checked. But I do think somebody's not gonna vote for him because of the stigma of the closer, especially the stigma of the one in closer, even though he's the best that we've seen a couple more minutes here with. Howard Brian from ESPN. It's a little tricky. But at the end of the day, you think the hall of fame does look bad for not having bonds and Clemens and the two best what they did during their generation or. In more than fifty percent of the is. Yeah, I respect this institution because guys cheated and they're not in. Yeah. Yeah. I think it's more the latter. I think you have to be consistent fell. And I think where baseball loses. It is the fact that the guys who made the money and the suits put themselves in and I think that's where they lose. If you got, you know, it's it's what they say. When you're watching a game, okay. Or the strike zone. Just let it be consistent. So we all know what the what the rules are. But eventually at some point. I think you're going to see those guys get in because I do think that the generations are changing this generation just doesn't care as much as my generation and certainly the previous generations. They just don't care as much about performance enhancing drugs in the complications that come with me to to to thoughts on two guys that I know you watched a ton of throughout your baseball viewing days, Manny Ramirez. And Curt Schilling in my opinion Ramirez is one of the greatest right handed hitters I've ever seen. I think he's genius. I think he I know he took the women's fertility drugs late in his career with the dodgers. But I believe he's a hall of Famer through and through. And then schilling schilling, I know politicized himself. He gets raked over. Over the coals for his political comments, and this and that may be justifiably so but he shut out the ninety three Blue Jays in the World Series. Ingles. I got two hit shutout. That's one of the greatest lineups. I've ever seen it at team had Ricky and Joe Carter and Almar Molitor and all these monsters and the team was so loaded where where do you weigh in on those two guys, Manny and schilling. Well, I think manny's not many failed to drug tests, and he's not getting in and although gonna get votes because once again this generation doesn't care as much as for schilling. I think he's really really close. I think that schilling is going to be one of those guys who's borderline because of his regular season kinda got a late start. But at the same time, no doubt hall of Famer in terms of what he did in the postseason in terms of a guy who takes the ball in October when the leaves change and says, we're not losing with being on the mound. That's a hall of Famer. So I think that he's not very popular. He's going to get the Lear Durocher treatment in some ways where he's a hall of Famer. But a lot of guys aren't gonna pull the trigger on him because he's a pain in the ass. Yeah. And then that you believe in that Howard good. I it's there's so much personality and a guy who may be on the fence for bonds would say hell, no because he blew me off one hundred times, Gary. Okay, we're humid. And now, you know, as I as I say all the time when you go into that clubhouse. There are people who make. Your job easy. And there are people who make your job hard. And we never forget the people who make your job hard. And that's also part of it. I mean, that's you know, when you walk in a couple of you've been in there, you know, what the job is would be in there. And and ninety nine point nine percent of the time. Everybody wants to celebrate these guys. And so, but when there are hard feelings, you can't tell me that people don't take those graduates with them. Whether you're talking about the players, the managers or whomever. I mean, the veterans committee they they settle more scores than he do. Yeah. That's a good point. If you had to bet though what bonds got after this year to more cracks does he get in? If he gets a seventy this year. Wouldn't you have to put him on pace to get in? Yeah. And I think that the other I think that the way to look if you look at the vote totals the last couple of years, the massive jumps that some of these guys have had I don't I don't see how you start putting you know, keeping them out. I I think that I do think that buries not gonna need their veterans committee. He's getting then because once again at some point. Point. You do have to ask yourself the question. How is Barry Barnes and seven-time MVP not in the hall of fame. Is it enough for me that I vote? No, I didn't. But once again, I don't think that you can can look at this into Taliban with a generational side that we have and not having in there. I think he's getting them. Isn't it interesting that there's so many in very intelligent people that have covered this sport for decades. And yet there's not the hue and cry from the rank and file voting members screaming and yelling at at the powers that be and major league baseball for dumping this entire messy era in the in the laps of the writers. It's for the most part the writers have just kind of taken it. I I you surprised that there's an more vociferating commentary are really strong commentaries written about how baseball is just kind of dumped their huge mass in the lap of the writers. And said, hey, you know, you guys now make sense of it all. Yeah. No, I don't because at the end of the day the writers at the end of the day. This is a celebratory thing. The day. It's an honor to vote for the hall of fame at the end of the day. Would you rather be doing this or or would you be covering rather be covering school board meetings? Baseball writers are generally baseball fans. They know it is a joy to do this to travel for twenty five years. I worked a long guys have been doing it. And that at the end of the day that they are part of the baseball fraternity. There's there is a rhythm that comes with this and believe me as much as guys like bitch and moan every day about you know, being in the clubhouse and in in mid July. The first thing they tell their friends is I cover the Red Sox. I cover the Yankees the giants or whatever they know the perk that comes with it. They know the honor that comes with it..