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"He'd get his chance. Way head down to the top of the seventh inning. Braves have some more work to do. When I saw Freddy going up against Roy Halladay, that was like, Oh, my goodness. Freddie Freeman would come on and pitch it. You knew who Roy Holiday was. Roy Halladay is in his 11th year in the big leagues of former first round pick or Freddie Roy was tough, especially on the young guys. You really didn't like Freddie senses? Got up there. You know, I'm just a 21 year old kid that 13 at bats. I was watching it on TV. He's gonna strike him out on three pitches as Freeman jumps on the first pitch is one of those swings where you hit the ball. And you don't really feel the ball. Hit your back. I was like, Oh my gosh, that ball's going out, launches a tape measure shot deep to right and go on his first career homer against Roy Halladay. I felt like I had won the world Syriza. I was screaming and dancing and running around the room, ready with an ear to ear grin, his first major league called Ron. It's just one homer, but maybe this is a sign. But this kid Is off to something really important here. I call my dad and said, I can't believe I did it. Foster only has the accompanying story that is available for ESPN plus subscribers on the home page of Major League Baseball on ESPN dot com and Buster joins me right now, here on the Goodyear hotline before Sunday night baseball buster, first off outstanding piece that you were able to put together for East 62nd. Buster. I was 37 when my mom asked away and it sent me sideways. I cannot even imagine losing a parent at the age of 10. What did you learn about Freddie Freeman during this interview? Thank you. Um, look, I knew you know, Freddy lost his mom when he said when he was 10 years old on. I knew the back story about Rosemary and as she passed away from skin cancer But when we started this project, you know, which is back in November, and they interviewed him the day before Thanksgiving. What was really a parent in this interview, Woz. Freddy was absolutely devoted to the idea of honoring his mother and his father by talking about them. No matter how painful the memories were, and so when we started that interviewed Kevin it was supposed to be 90 minutes. It went on for four hours because Freddie would Bring into you know really difficult memory like going back in after his mother passed away and saying one last goodbye to her and giving her a hug, And then he would have to compose himself for a time. When we got done the interview. Freddie looked at me, you know, through the film cameras said, Hey, look at this. It emptied an entire box of tissues during that interview because he was just so devastated and I it really spoke to the layers of love that he and his father and his mother share. There is just a part where Freddie Freeman I think he's Chipper Jones, and he said it in your piece. He looks like the baseball player. He also does looks like a good guy on guy. He's you know, he's kind of part of the fabric of Atlanta when it comes to Atlanta baseball, where to the contract talks standing with the Braves and Freddie Freeman. Kevin. He's a free agent, potentially at the end of the year, they talked in spring training. I really It's a situation reminds me a lot of what Clayton Kershaw had with the Dodgers a few years ago. The Dodgers on that case wanted Kershaw back. The Braves want Freddie Freeman back. I think Freddie Freeman wants to stay with the Braves. And I think eventually they will work it out. But I think some things have to happen to gain clarity and where the market is. For example, the collective bargaining agreement is set to expire. We don't know where all the budgets they're going to go, but I think in the end they'll work it out. ESPN baseball Insider Buster Only he is that true Miss Park in Atlanta for the Sunday night television broadcast. Raised in that film is to get the game here on ESPN radio before we shift gears to the Phillies Rama Cooney Jr Buster. He is one of the premier young players in the game. Just how much has his ceiling grown ever since he entered the bigs? He's been remarkable because he gets bigger and stronger and he seems to be developing a greater understanding. You know, through talking with guys like Marcella Zuna and what opposing pitchers they're trying to do against him. And, you know, we just talked, got done talking with Brian Sticker, the manager of the Braves. And he mentions That, uh, it seems like that, you know, every way possible During the course of a week, he will beat teams whether it's with his glove, whether it's with his power, whether it's stealing bases, and he also said, you love Look, this kid always looks like he's Someone who's Ah, great school or playing in a sandbox when he plays baseball, and he said, I don't know how it's possible. But he looks like he's even having more and more fun. Phillies and Braves coming up on Saturday baseball from Atlanta, Kevin went through with you here on baseball tonight on ESPN Radio, ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney joining me as well. How much to tonight's starters? True, smiling and Matt Moore for each of the Phillies and Braves have in common Buster? Oh, my goodness. Well, first off veteran lefties, sort of reclamation projects. You know Matt Moore going over Japan, finding himself adding some more velocity and I look it Drew Smiley is being like the classic. Uh, product of modern analytics where you think back to his injury. History didn't pitch in 2017. He didn't pitch it all in 2018 and get signed in 2019. And he is a 6 to 4 Air E R A. But last year when pitching for the Giants in just 26 a third innings His velocity jump significantly, and people love the spin raid on his curveball, Which is why during the course of the offseason, the Braves and a lot of teams locked in on him and so drew Smyly, Despite Really on Lee, pitching a handful of ending the last couple years get the nice one year $11 million deal on. He's look great in spring training Brian Sector, telling us that it really feels like that curveball that he throws reminds him of a screwball. That's unusual movement. They're only ESPN baseball insider hanging out with me buster doing favor stick around because I want to shift gears and four and focus on the Philadelphia Phillies. Coming up as we approach first pitch here on Sunday night baseball answering played today, by the way, the team with the best record in major league baseball, would you expect it's the Dodgers and they're winning. Today, Dr. Struck the afternoon with the record is seven and two. However, yes, begin stats and info thanks to the help from then notes that there were three teams of particular from the National League who have a chance to the throne, the Dodgers to top baseball's pedestal..
Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series, but also become super spreaders of the virus?
"They won with a powerful lineup. But did they risk turning the world Siri's into a corona virus super spreader into a super spreader event? It Let's let's talk about the good things for a Shall we then Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series first time since 1988 and had been a long time coming in a lot of failed a lot of false starts at the beginning of this decade in terms of winning So many division titles and just sputtering in the playoffs, losing to the infamous Houston Astros in the 2017 world, serious getting beaten by the Red Sox in 2018, and this time they were great. They were fantastic. Even Clayton Kershaw that everyone talked about couldn't get the monkey off of his back. He comes out and wins. Two games in the series, and it was great for them. I think that they they did it the way that great teams are supposed to. They scored more than half of their runs with two outs. Everyone's looking for all that clutch. All those clutch performances and the Dodgers really did come through. They were They were fantastic. Even with the crazy game for 87 collapse that we thought was going to turn the Siri's around in a different direction tied it, too. But at the very At the next turn, The Dodgers come back and they never look back. They are champions, and they very much deserved it. Even though it was an eight game season. It was very much Before playoffs and everything else. Yeah, it's it's a legit championship. But but but but but Justin Turner removed from the game because it was positive for Corona virus. He returned for a celebration often mask lists hugging people. He sat next to Dave Roberts, the manager who is a cancer survivor, and therefore more at risk. How How do you finish that sentence? How do we characterize this? Well, he characterizes as a massive massive Hey, irresponsibility on the part of Justin Turner on the part of the Dodgers and certainly on the part of Major League baseball, even though Major League Baseball has tried to get out in front of this by laying the blame at the feet of Justin Turner, and it is his responsibility. However, I have a hard time believing that that he was allowed to play with an inconclusive test, so they took him off of the field after the test was Was found to be positive. But if you have an inconclusive test, how do you let him play in the first place? And so everyone's going to take responsibility for this, But this is what we're seeing across the board were seeing this at the University of Florida with all of their positive test. We're seeing it with the big 10 as well on the Big 10 had made the decision earlier not to play, and then they got bullied by the president into playing, and now they're canceling games. This is the thing Scott we talked about this months ago. Everyone saw this coming, but this country has just made a decision not to care about it. And, of course, the discussion of the weak. Ah, Kevin Cash, the Tampa manager, pulling Blake smell Blake Snell, Tampa Cy Young Award winning pitcher after he struck out nine after just 5.5 innings because of analytics. Tampa lost with almost the next pitch as this decision become emblematic of these over analysed times. Well, absolutely. But I had a revelation during this world serious guy and I think I've always known it, but it it wasn't crystallized until watching this. I don't watch baseball or I don't watch sports for wins and losses. I watch sports for competition. And this this thing they did not let Blake smell compete. And this happened at a time. When look at who we lost during this baseball season where you've lost the great picture, Whitey Ford, you lost the great competitor, Bob Gibson. And these players, they're legends come from competition, and if you're not going to let a player compete, what is the purpose of being a Cy Young Award winner? You're not even going to be allowed to have these classic championship moments. If they pull you out of the game. This is why we watch in baseball. At least the Tampa Bay Rays took that away from us. Howard Bryant of ESPN Well said, Thanks so much. Thank you.
World Series Game 6: Rays decision to pull Blake Snell immediately backfires
"Kevin cash taking up. Blake, Snell in the sixth inning last night with one and one out and a one nothing lead snow had been brilliant to that point no runs no walks nine strikeouts. The move backfired immediately the dodgers got two quick runs off Nick Anderson added another later in the game on a home run by Mookie Betts and won the world series. We'll bond. Can you defend what cash did? No And I don't WanNa hear anybody else tried defended either because some things are just indefensible and this is one of them Tony I I'm offended by what I saw last night just somebody who grew up on baseball whose I love and sport was baseball played baseball pitch and just offensive. So numbers are so important to you Kevin cash that you can't use your eyes which is supposed to be professionally trained and steeled, and you've been benched coach and manager then all these days and you don't know when you need to leave the guy alone you. WanNa, take the game away from the players take the game away from a starting pitcher whose lights out who the other team is. Now, not afraid of going Oh my God is shaking their heads and you don't have the baseball since in you to leave him alone and ride your good fortune to have this guy going this. Well, totally I was in contact via text with a couple of former recent former notable major league baseball players, and they were as startled about this development as I was and I just couldn't. No. There's no defending it. Yeah I'M GONNA. Give it a shot at defending human I'm going to preface it by saying if we don't learn from history, we're always going to be doomed to repeat it Kevin. Cash. Has Seen Blake Snell. He has managed Blake Snell for years. Now he's seen them all year. He hasn't gone through the sixth all year I'm going to read from my notes Ziara in these playoffs in the first four innings where he's been great as one point three, five from then on it's twelve point five, six last week Snell no hit the dodgers for four and two thirds and Then, in rapid order walk homer walk single and cash has seen all of this the last guy up before he gave him, the Hook was the ninth patron, the order, and he hit a rope to center field, and now at this point you've got bets and you've got SEGER coming up for a third time. The mistake isn't Yanking Snell to me the mistake is putting in Anderson Innocence the wrong guy in the regular season he's lights out but in the playoffs is over five and Mike and his last six appearances, he's allowed to run I I I understand that Kevin? Is. An. Easy target and a totally legitimate target. I just think in this case, he had seen Snell all year and the hulk wasn't as bad as what he did home. You're not playing lifetime achievement. You're playing the damn game tonight right? You is your sense of everything. This is your livelihood I don't care what he did last week. This guy has given up one hard hit ball maybe a second heart. It Ball. Alright. So yes, you got what you're saying about bringing a guy in who's been lit up lately I don't WanNa go that far I don't care who he had going warmed up. You have got a guy on the mound that has the other people in the other Doug. If you're a manager the time we know you're watching them to and they are shaking their heads when they walk back to. The dugout he has stymied them. If you're not smart if all you're doing is playing probability Tony, then go work at the win in Vegas I don't WanNa see you near a baseball diamond. So let me go back into this for a second because it's something we'll have to live with if he never wins forever in the way that great little does the way the Darryl bevill does. Making these what appear to be bonehead calls but I would tell you Dave Roberts said the same thing with Clayton Kershaw he let him pitched to two batters in the sixth inning whenever it was and he knew that Ziara after a certain point was bad and he took them out to protect him and to make sure the dodgers won that game I think managers do this I don't. You know I'm not crazy about analytics I don't WanNa take an anti intellectual viewpoint here that I think that certain people it's absurd managers rely too much on numbers and not enough on you but I think the mistake was who he put in not what we took out. One of the guys I was texting with last night we might be said half the front office is in baseball would have done this and it's not just a managers front office last night was bad night for Baseball Tony. You could say baseball's we at five. We know better than somebody even most cases who's twenty five years old. It's a sad night for baseball that a guy pitching a masterpiece. What are you take? You defendant Kevin Casting Colfax or Gibson? That's the kind of performance. This guy was spinning last night and he took them out and it's a sad night. It's a sad night for baseball I don't care how anybody who wants to defend it or painted even Kevin cast I don't care what he has to say.
Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series for first title since 1988
"Is a winning their first World Series title since 1988 After coming up short twice the previous three years, the Dodgers closing out their seventh championship by rallying for a 31 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game six of the fall Classic. Course, it erases the pain felt by the Dodgers and fans following the world Siri's losses in 2017 and 2018. Clayton Kershaw knows that that pain all too well,
Los Angeles Erupts As Dodgers Win First World Series Championship In 32 Years
"I WANNA zoom out here now on the dodgers as this franchise because this was their first championship in thirty two years and I was watching Dave Roberts and putting aside all of the Cova. Complications it was hard not to feel something for that guy and it was hard to feel something for this organization N. This fan base and this city. So what did you make of the dodgers finally getting over? This. Particular Hump, you know I think that Dave Roberts has been a guy who at times has been rightly maligned for his decision making but the decision making that will stick with me from this postseason has to do with two pitchers Clayton Kershaw in Julio. Arenas Dave Roberts twenty four hours before he won a world series championship got booed by a crowd that was almost entirely dodger fans at a neutral site stadium. It was a really weird thing. This guy who's got all these supposed demons and October's getting a standing ovation coming off the field. For for people who think he should have stayed in the game it was just a very bizarro situation and you know what I think Dave? Roberts. made the right move there. And people are always going to say process over outcome process over outcome raised died on that mantra and. Dave Roberts lived on it. He ended up going with Julio Arias for the last three innings of the clincher in the S. In the last three innings of the clincher in the world series he had Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, his two rocks out in the bullpen ready and willing to go and he said now I'm a stick with a kid who's pitching. He stuck with the guy who looked good and that is one thing that Kevin cash did not do. And there's an argument to be made. That they lost the world series because of that. And then you look at Julio. Maria Standing There Austin Barnes catching that call third strike in grabbing the ball with his right hand and stuffing in his back pocket. That's history in his back pocket right there and the celebration that came afterward and all of the madness and weirdness and oddity of two thousand twenty being wrapped up in such a perfect though.
The Latest: Kershaw beats Rays again, gives LA Series lead
"The Dodgers are one win from their first World Series title in thirty two years after beating the rays in game five forty two LA got solo home run from jock Peterson and Max Muncy and in a rematch of game one starters Clayton Kershaw wanted over Tyler Glasnow Kershaw allowed two runs over five and two third innings and the bullpen followed with three in the third scoreless frames Blake Treinen got the final three outs for the save I am mark Myers
Dodgers squander Game 4, leaving the World Series tied
"87 win over the Dodgers in Game four, is one of the wildest of World Series history down to the final strike rate. Phillip size it with an R B I single centerfielder Kris Taylor kicks the ball and the relay to the plate gets away from casual Smith, allowing the winning run to score. Rays outfielder Kevin Care Meier when we had our backs against the wall and and found ways to comeback throughout the whole season, you know is not the new for us, but we know that we have to do something assume as possible. To try to take the pressure off us and put it back on them was hurries now, even to Clayton Kershaw faces Tyler Glass. Now in tonight's Game five, A
Dodgers' Mookie Betts GOES OFF in World Series Game 1
"Game one of the World Series went down last night. It was an 83 win for the Dodgers over the Tampa Bay Rays. Clayton Kershaw against the Wind, Mookie Betts goes yard and get this monkey debts. Comes just the second player in Major league baseball history toe homer for and against the Dodgers in a World Series game. He homered off of Clayton Kershaw in the World Series couple of years ago, when the Red Sox Beat the Dodgers to claim a World Series title. The other player, most scouring, that's the other guy Moose scour. So, Willie Mookie in the moose, those your three guys,
Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays
"Clayton Kershaw, Cody Ballenger, Mookie Betts and Los Angeles Dodgers left. Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series played amid the pandemic. Kershaw dominated for six innings. Val Injured Vets Homer and the Dodgers chase a wild Tyler Glass snow in the fifth inning for 8 to 3 win Tuesday night. First Siri's held at a neutral site in Texas. Game two is tonight. Seattle's Blake Snell will get the start for Tampa Bay. This is the first World Series entirely at one ball park since 1944 between the Cardinals and Browns at Sportsman's Park in ST Louis. Sanders come Oh news.
The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays
"Vast fox sports radio networking glad you have chosen to spend A couple minutes with us and there is no debate. There is no debate where we begin this night, a radio the fall classic surfing the Blue Wave Cowabunga Dod's the Fall Classic, starting in a neutral site. Kind of on Tuesday night with Joe Buck every night, you get ajob of game and John Smalls calling the game on Fox. Did you watch? Maybe not will see that I don't imagine the ratings will be very good for this Thegame was lopsided in there's one team that has a fan base and another one that doesn't a national fan base for the Dodgers. Put on a pyrotechnics show. It was like the Fourth of July. Boom Bang Bam! The Dodger offense When Cody Bellenger Mookie Betts hit homeruns Clayton Kershaw mowing down Tampa haters like it was an April started Dodger Stadium on by the time The damage he'd done. Ella ended up spit roasting the raise 8 to 3 and Game one of the 2020 World Series for the Dodgers Get a leg up on the best of seven series now three wings away. From their first championship as a franchise since 1988 When Ronald Reagan was the president, Tommy Lasorda was waddling in the dugout and Kurt Gibson got wanted bat and hit a home run and is at all time legend because of that, as a Dodger, So let us discuss the question. What are your big takeaways? From Game one of the World Series, a domination situation for the Dodgers. So I've got the white whale hand grenades and Smurfs and we will tie all these things together. Now we talk about the World Series. Game one. You start with us. Accounts on Lee is just one game. It doesn't matter that much in the big picture. It's only one game. However. I'm going to disagree with that statement because the feeling that one gets watching Game one of the World Series from the Dodgers side of things. It's like hitting a two team parlay. It doesn't seem like a one win situation. Night, so don't undersell the importance of a game one win for Los Angeles and I'll tell you why. Because the Dodgers winning a Clayton Kershaw playoffs start As easy as a B C. 123. Is not something that happens very often, right. You feel like you dodged a bullet when you win a Kershaw game in the playoffs in a big play off game, Kershaw has been the dog with fleas in the postseason. And while many of my colleagues on television like to downplay Clayton Kershaw's missteps on radio, we don't do that We don't his World Series resume coming in. I would have him in the bread line. If that was his resume. What into an E? R. A of over five he had pitched in 26 2 3rd innings given up 16 earned runs. Over four starts in five games. But on this night, it reminded and voice in my head. It was Dick Stockton, who told me years ago stats tell you what has happened. They don't tell you what's going to happen. And that was a vintage regular season type of Kershaw performance. And you see that in a big play off game as often as you see a white whale swimming around the ocean, right? Clayton Kershaw got 38 swings. 19. Mrs. He had a whiff rate of 50%. Now the stat geeks tell us that that is the highest Of Clayton Kershaw's career, whether it be the postseason or the regular season that half the time it was S O matter, Miss. That is what's known as flexing your muscles, and it wasn't just Kershaw. Cody Bellenger, Mookie Betts. Max Muncy all had big days. The conga line kept moving. You keep pressure on your opponent 10 hits, they got seven walks. The Dodgers drew seven walks and, more importantly than that. They actually hit when they had runners in scoring position. They batted 3 57 on this day with runners in scoring position. They were five out of 14 follow the ways and is a key. You follow the wisdom often, American legend Will Rogers You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Dodgers they made their first impression. Now you've got to back that up. You have backed that up in Game two in Game three, but you only played one game and the Dodgers the more talented team they didn't play down to their competition. They played like they were the superior opponent in this matchup. We certainly hope that continues were slightly biased on this now. Part B. If you would like to knit pick That's one of these. We get paid to do hear on the radio. Always to pick apart things in micro analyze. Dave Roberts fell back into some old analytical principles. We were hoping that his gut feeling managerial move. The other night would continue. It did not in this game, managing Clayton Kershaw. For Dave Roberts is like juggling hand grenades. One wrong move one wrong move and your head gets blown off. And I understand partially what Roberts is thinking. Because when I'm watching Clayton Kershaw, I'm thinking, OK, Here's where it all falls apart goes to hell right here, right. This is going to be the inning. It all goes to crap. In a playoff situation. But on this night Kershaw he was dealing He'd only thrown 78 pitches. Through six innings. And ah, very effective there. The Rays hitters were completely flummoxed against Kershaw as we gave you some of the numbers there of 50% with weight, and despite the Dodgers having a huge advantage there up eight tow one. They, Roberts Arbitrarily said. That's it. We're going to take you out of the game. I'd rather take you out of half inning. Too early, then a half inning too late. So that brought in Dillon Florio, who wasn't good and then and then Roberts panic because the Rays attempted the pin shit G may enjoy And so Roberts ran out of the dog and I got to make a change. I
Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers take Game 1 over Tampa Bay Rays
"Finishing with that home run to stolen bases. He scored two runs in 83 Dodgers win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game one of the world's Siri's course, leads the series one game to none. Clayton Kershaw gets the Wind. Six innings of work allowed just two hits. Struck out eight,
No knocking Bellinger's homer celebration in World Series
"Rod Cody bellinger hit what amounted to be the game winning homer during game seven of the. And probably separated his shoulder. Later, when he was celebrating with his team manager Dave Roberts conceded bellinger's not one hundred percent. He could have issue swinging the bat with that bump shoulders. Here's the question is if foul or fair to say, the dodgers will be better off sent him bellinger to the bench during the series. That's foul to that is a foul. I mean, this guy's a game changer I mean the plays that he makes them the outfield and he's already ran into a couple of them in the playoffs they ran into a big wouldn't just the other day you gotTa have been there. My only question is what's wrong. With Enrica, Hernandez the guy that gave him at four on they need to sit him down. He's letting too many ways McCoy, balance your. Line of the dodgers as talented. But this was rookie of the year and you also was an MVP and another thing speaking from a professional standpoint as the hitting coach when you have a guy that has an injury like that to the shoulder he kind of slows everything down swing blue shorter he gets off tonight in my opinion he's up something special in their series that would be corey bellinger.
World Series gets underway between Rays and Dodgers
"Siri's getting underway tonight. The Tampa Bay Rays L. A Dodgers battling game on a global I field in Arlington, Texas, Clayton Kershaw on the Hill for Alley facing Tyler Glass now of the Rays.
Los Angeles Dodgers Game Tonight
"Story game, one of the world's Siri's between our Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It kicks off at eight tonight. Yesterday we had raised baseball insider from 95 3 w. D. A Steve Kearney on to give us a preview from the res perspective. So today I wanted to have someone on to take us inside the Dodgers organization, and there's only one person you want for something like that. Joining me now on the hotline is Andy McCullough, former baseball writer for the L. A. Times and now senior writer for the athletic You can follow his reporting on Twitter at by McCullough, Andy. Thank you so much for taking some time to explain to raise fans what they're up against in this Siri's and let's start with the fact that Dodgers have been a contender for years Now. What's held them back from winning a world serious title? Well, kind of. Yeah, I mean, I guess the short answer was 2017. They played it. He may have been cheating on me. You know, in 2018. They played a team who was better than them talk to also were subsequently accused of, you know, fine feeling and punished for it legally. And then last year, they kind of like bungled their pitching set up in the NLDS in law. Do you know the team that won the World Series? The national? I mean, I guess nothing kept him back. I guess if you wantto concede all that stuff is their death players have not played At their best in the highest levels. Moment, of course here, including Challenger did not hit particularly well in your courses. 18 Clayton Kershaw on Kendall Jansen and had some high profile sort of, you know failures in the post season, So I mean, it's really just, you know, they're superstars haven't played, you know as well as they could have, And that's really how you win in October is your best players have really, really well. Tell us about the changes the Dodgers made going into this season to try to finally take that next step. I mean, they traded for movie death, and that is a big one. I mean, yeah, like it's simple, but it's also pretty profound. The effect he had on the team. I mean, you just thought in the end, he didn't even hit particularly well. But in the field I mean Indian 5 67. He made a really like like game changing eventually reason saving catches. Huge defensive, please. When you add a player like that reduces the pressure on guys like Seger and Gallinger, and just because we know they know that you're gonna have some sort of value added that that way, and so that's the big thing is that they were the best team in baseball without you know, last year and, you know, add a guy who's you know, probably The second best player in the floor behind my trial to add him to the roster. I mean, it just It was a really game changer that that's a different issue. I'm joined by senior writer for the athletic Andy McCullough, who's been following the Dodgers for years. You can follow him on Twitter at by McCullough. How
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to face Rays in World Series Game 1
"Can the dodgers finally do at this time after eight consecutive division titles? Yeah. Can The postseason snake bit Clayton Kershaw finally dodgers to the first title since one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight game on the world series is tonight as the Tampa Bay rays versus those Los Angeles dodgers live from Arlington Texas Pitch Five, eight our time tonight on Fox Kershaw gets the start.
What to Expect From the Dodgers and Rays in World Series
"And the World Series Tonight Clayton Kershaw in game one will tell the rubber for keys dodgers against Tyler glass. Now at the brand new home gonNA turn him in the grass for sure. We'll see if that glass will shatter or maybe the Raizal. Ceiling and win their first world series. It'll be played at the brand new home of the Texas Rangers Globe. Life Field expect about twelve thousand fans or so in attendance, and as you know, it has been a tale of two different halves for Clayton Kershaw, a regular season is dominant. A dominant gets postseason has certainly been that way obviously most of the dodger defenders we'll tell you when you take on somebody in the postseason, the quality competition certainly ratchets up. Game. Tonight pre game coverage ESPN, radio seven, thirty eastern, and every single night that we have the world series every ball every strike pre-game radio seven, thirty, eastern. I just. In the world series is not very good because like five or something five point four, zero in the world series, which is not going to bring it down tonight though we'll see we'll see. The rays have some guys you've never heard of but by this time tomorrow, that's certainly may change including the great rookie randy arose arena. If you see him tonight, he is one of the greatest splashes onto the postseason seen we have seen in many years. All right. So put your dodger cap your cap on literally, and figuratively, what do you think in tonight? One of the biggest moments in the managerial career Dave Roberts who's been feeling the strain I think since day once we first of all, it's going to start with the. Pitching Right Kershaw has to come out and he has to deal and we have to back him up and support him. We're runs the last several outings for him. We really haven't done anything with our bats for whatever reason that's the struggling part of it. If you remember several days ago I had mark to share on our show. Yeah we have more share on our show in in question I asked him about the pressure of a pitcher in those innings you get to the fifth sixth inning and you're still battling in a one. To one situation, we've gotTA give him some room to play with and I think it starts with him on the mound. But also, what are bats the guys like Bellenger even though something maybe a little wrong with his shoulder you gotta hope that a guy like that comes through in J. T. and seger stays hot that way we can get some runs and now kershaw could relax at the mile it pitch like he's capable of pitching can appreciate the fact that even though the dodgers of the second highest payroll and the rays have the twenty eighth highest payroll. At Twenty, eight, million dollars highest she'd player. D. appreciate the fact that they they are. They're frugal when she talked about their payroll all the time. That's the first thing he go to talk about the raise the payroll. We're saving money over here. You can still compass a championship. Would you can. You gotta tip your cap to them as a former pro athlete that's played in a variety of organizations with a variety of different approaches. The fact that they're at this stage for the second time in franchise history utilizing the exact same plan. Let's spend less and win more. Plan works to raise and Andrew Freeman certainly put plan in place for them and they've taken over and they've done well with it. The dodgers aren't doing tell Andrew Friedman is the guy that's leading the dodgers essentially got the job because he put the in such great position in his tenure there from two thousand, six to two, thousand, fourteen, four playoff appearances, two division titles, and now he wants to do as much as he can to make sure he can squash that raised team he built and the culture he formed
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"That was the sixth inning southbound. That's the sixth-inning sound. Real growl. Let me give you A. House that that's that's really a one. Road that's. Out Right now fired up so Kill not oh by the way. Last night in the let's. COME ON JAVA Trench off. So. It was a very, very disowning night very disappointing, and let's say first of all. That the dodgers. Made. This rookie kid looked like he was a world stopper. And he was throwing fastballs he was attacking the zone. Dodgers could not catch up to him. No matter what they did. It was an unbelievably slow night for the offense and that is a critical reason why they lost but. Go to the sixth inning. Kirsch third time through the lineup. Come on. Go Go. infield single for a Kunia throwing error puts them at second. All right. So let's walk through this. Okay. Okay. So Clayton Clayton Kershaw goes out to start to six infield single for Kunia throwing error by pushing the singing bunce. That was that was not a hard single Kershaw to like dive for it. I thought it was actually a really good player by Kiki says just couldn't get him. Get Him couldn't get him out a really fast. You're not a runner at second nobody off. On Them I don't either Freddy Freeman's coming up. So Freddie's left. So, Clayton. You could've and some people think as soon as Clayton Kershaw got cooney at second Dave Roberts should have pulled them know. Freddy Freeman comes up lefty lefty lefty. Runaround second and Freeman Doubles Homerun now at that point with a string of right handers coming up law Selah zone and Travis d'arno an Ozzy Albee's right handers in a row. That's where you go to the bullpen. That's where you go for your right handed situational high leverage reliever like brewster grabher all. I would have taken out kershaw one batter sooner than Dave Roberts did in the end. GROHL didn't have it victims, Alison have it out McGee didn't have it. Just came up. Lame. So we can put all this on Kershaw and I think it's I honestly think it's fair at this point. Momo the numbers are the numbers are the numbers of all pitchers who have thrown one hundred posts in postseason innings. Clayton. Kershaw has the highest dra that's just flat out fact. He's not I was GONNA try to defend him I was because I know what it was like when we played in these one one games and I just always felt really bad as a hitter that we couldn't get any runs on the board far pitcher right? Like we were putting her in that position all the time like you have to be perfect because we suck. Okay. So I felt bad and I was like you know what? This isn't all on Kershaw the dodgers had three hits all night. Three hits. Three. Book but. Then you sent me that clip from Alex Rodriguez. You sent me Alex Rodriguez talking about what it's like to face Kershaw what a hitter of his caliber of big PAPI's caliber would be thinking when they get in there to face kershaw. One of the things I'm going to bring you inside the dugout on how poppy and big hurt and I will talk if we're facing a guy like like kershaw number one, I, remember ninety, five, three, two pitch when the Yankees play the mariners one, hundred and fifty bitches for David Cone is split to Doug Strange and walk them. We'll say he'll never given if we're talking poppy you and I was GonNa say Okay Give Me Scott reports on Kershaw and was okay. Make sure nobody's listening. Here's the thing. Back, off the plate is gonNA throw in cheat in every time he'll throw it there and then number two. If you get to a three to count, you can swing never walk you. He does not want to walk you right that's a very comforting just getting swing mode three to pitch is the pitch that hitters chase the most if you have a guy that's not willing to walk you, it's just comfortable. It just start your swing and three to curb Otto sooner it. He bounces it is a strike out because the sooner wants to swing right Right Nineteen strikeouts. One Walk to your point handling your ego stubborn stubborn gotta be able to play poker. Oh. So he eld it delayed in l. that man what you do know where the battered digging in against Kershaw a big game and when he he you know a-rod is nice and he's calling it ego. You can't let your ego getting away right of not wanting to walk somebody you know what I say that's fear. Fear you don't WanNa. Walk them because then you're like Oh put another pattern. Just traffic on. I. Got a kitchen stretch I got to pay it all now they might score four runs now that might hit a three run homer. That's fear. That's not ego. It's fear and. That to me is what the dodgers problem is right now they're playing not to lose their playing not. Their play I mean, there's there's so tight. They're so scared. Weird because. Malloy the gut on that stretch from game to the seventy nine all the way through slowly. Getting. Hardest. Hit when you're up five nothing not that hard. There's no pressure on you and pretty relaxes when they're when they're front running. Up Five nothing. We're GONNA take a lot of calls today because dodger fans I think are going to vent and. I'll just tell you some of the stuff that I'm seeing on. So many dodger fans on my twitter. And a lot of people blaming, Dave Roberts. It's Dave Roberts fault that we're in now spot you know not be more wrong now not be more wrong to blame Dave Roberts as has got ace. If you're in cy young you better cy young right there if you are if you are Clayton Kershaw and you're facing a rookie pitcher. In game four of the. You GotTa outpitched them you can't get. By some kid you want to know the difference between the kid and Kershaw. Kids not sitting out there worrying about ten years of playoff failures leg. About legacy, he's done I heard it on her shoulders. You know what he said it's just baseball just me out there pitching his mind is clear like what's that clear the mechanism? Mind is clear. He's not making the moment you big picture with any fear if that kid blows up like the kid, the night did the night before kyle right. Oh, well, no one was expecting him to have a big day. Sure and. The series only going to be even. Even if they lost the series was only gonNA. Lose team they were the ones that are loose. Yeah they're not expected to win. And they're going to. By the way Momo, i. saw I thought Kershaw was GONNA win there. He did and I. As Morales says, I did I did go with Kershaw Day they will never kershaw day is permanently cancelled. Yeah. There's no such thing as Kershaw Danny more because he's just a guy in the postseason come on grimshaw. He's a guy that can get you..
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Like premade sandwiches that are not that bad. The premium it's not that bad. It's way better than it used to be when they would serve you like whatever that they would serve in the back of the plane. Lou anyways. Business do you always lie business-class Work Yeah Thing. Is once you get spoiled you're spoiled by it. You SORTA can't go back. Yeah. I always wonder like sometimes, I use miles an get in business courses and the thing that's weird is people walk by you. Yeah. You wonder what they're thinking about you and you wonder what you're. You're also thinking about them you feel sort of. I feel a sort of pity the back. I ever got. Like I'm so sorry after don't play. In the back of the when I'm in the back of plane and I, I look at the people that are in first class business. For you, when do you of that I and? When it's like a kid or something you're just GonNa say the best is when you see kids in First Class I. Don't even know like you don't realize how lucky the worst time I ever got to sit in business class for work I was like that was like my Mama, I made it moment. Yup like for thirty six years I I waited for this upgrade once. It's hard to go back hard to go that right now I will say that I want flew wants flew on. I think it was Austrian. When It was the food was unbelievable. They serve Schnitzel. This this open coffee bar at the end where you could get coffee with liqueurs in it. was very, very fancy. Your team airlines are good. Would take home but not want that. I think the finish airs probably good. It probably is fancy probably fans lynch, got one more. All right one more here Heidi. KLUM is not having a Halloween party this year, but scammers want you to think that she is supermodel who established yourself as the celebrity queen of Halloween after two decades of elaborate costumes called offer party this year obviously due to coronavirus. However, multiple websites have posts selling tickets to the big event some as much as thirty five, hundred dollars a piece. Wow. Have you guys been scammed with fake tickets of any kind before or know somebody who has swipe left? Swipe Right I can honestly say, no, I don't know who's I. Don't know anybody that's gotten I mean we've talked listeners on the air and I've gotten emails and tweets about it the screwed me over. I mean generally speaking we've got we've got really good secondary sellers I mean stubhub is is really totally safe to use. So yeah, I've never been never been scammed have Momo Yeah I've never really been scanned by anything like that. I you know I think those online parties are a little different like. Yeah. It's like event bright or whatever anyone can have like have these websites selling quote unquote tickets and you never really know ask the link along. Yeah. So what is your like fire fest? There's not even really a party. Yeah, exactly. Don't people are going to be super disappointed when they show up at. The. Fire Festival the most amazing Oh it's the most both documentary. Yeah. They're really great. Totally great I there. You have your radio tinder for today I. So we've done a lot of talking today. About a lot of stuff. And there's some stuff we haven't got to that. I WANNA. Get to coming up including Tyler Lou and Darryl. Maury. Tyler now, the head coach of the Clippers Daryl? Morey no longer the president of basketball basketball opt for the Houston Rockets. So we'll about that but also I want to know from you guys. Listening, right now and I know we've got. Total hardcore dodger fan I mean I would love to say I'm reporter Guy who talks to somebody on the cell phone after the game and get secret from I'm not that. Guy. I give you that that's okay. Yeah, I'm just fan. Tonight is as a dodger fan, just a make or break kind of night. This is the best dodger team of this era period they were on pace had they played one hundred and sixty two they were on pace for one hundred, sixteen wins. They are the best team in baseball now whether or not they win the world series is another question. The best team in baseball doesn't always win the world series I've had this conversation with Clinton who's a nationals Fan Clinton Yates. I said last year the nationals got hot at the right time but I do not believe they were the best team in baseball team in baseball doesn't always win. But how do we feel about Clayton Kershaw in a make or break moment tonight? Do you believe. Do you believe the tonight is the night that he finally wrestles away the demons and comes up with a dramatic winning performance or are you afraid that this is kershaw being kershaw tonight eight, seven, seven, seven ESPN that's eight seven, seven, seven, ten, ESPN. We'll sneak in some of your calls Jess Mendoza is going to join us at three fifteen game of games is at three forty today. So about fifty minutes from right now and Mo- mall has come up with the game what's the game called Momo? Which one better we're just once fair. It. So that's game of games coming up for you a little over an hour. Based on Ireland Seventeen Espn..
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"See if I'm lying fantasy life APP, dot com again especially especially now those alerts really important because you don't know what's going to happen this weekend who might play who might not play who's who's in the lineup and you and I have the fantasy life. It gets me all that information really fast. So it's really really valuable APP go check that out. All right. Matthew. Thank you very much for coming out and go lakers. Guys, go. Lakers. Matthew Berry talented Mister Rodeo Kono next. Radio Tinder is going to throw some stuff at us as we continue to get ready for a five o'clock first pitch Clayton Kershaw for the dodgers versus the braves in National League Championship series. Game. Number Four. Lakers dodgers to build on what they did last night including that eleven run first inning they're going to face a third consecutive rookie from the braves bullpen game i. feel good about this tonight I feel good about kershaw tonight radio tinder is coming up next for you Mason and Ireland seven, ten espn. Nervous. Excitement for game four National League Championships. Let's break up some of the nervousness in some of the let's let's Lindsey do some radio tinder take our minds off the game for just a minute. What do you got their Lens? All right guys I've got a dedicated mom whose face the Tom Backlash after giving her kids. What she thought was a Halloween treat emily maskill bought her kids and Halloween themed skittles and after the plane about how they taste she said, she told them eat them or they wouldn't get anymore treats in the future and so they were being ungrateful. But it turns out mom picked out some Zombie skittles which heart just the regular fruity candies that you would remember. They also have nasty quote Zombie flavors mixed in. So I guess it's kind of playing the Russian. Roulette of candy is something that you as ever buy this product on purpose wipe left or swipe right swipe left one. Why would I want to put something in my mouth that has the potential of not tasting good. That's what I want. I would like to have certainty when I put something in my mouth I'd like to know that that's a good thing. I don't want to put a bad thing in my mouth. Yeah. It seems like a joke thing I mean like you could do it if Allah weaned party, you could. Yeah, you could prank someone but that's not something that you do willingly. That's just something to do as a joke, right? That's what I thought I mean. Be like the. Old where you're by the pack of the Jelly. Beans. And you try and guess which one are the weird gross flavors. I don't understand why you would buy like pass out is Halloween candy they have a little sizes. Pack of candy potentially has rotten Zombie flavors inside that sounds like a really cruel joke kids and if our kids I detect. I would be upset if somebody gave me rotten candy I completely and I completely concur also worry right like I wouldn't just be Matt I'd be like Ooh. What's What is what is how older these in Nassau? Speaking of food..
Los Angeles Dodgers Scratch Clayton Kershaw From Game 2 Because Of Back Spasms
"Well, Los Angeles, dodger fans of feeling you as they is Is One particular victor with a brick says here in this town fueling you. Clayton kershaw feeling is back back spasms he has been scratched. From tonight's and s game to start Tony Gunson who you looked it up Chris he has not pitched in seventeen calendar days last pitch September twenty, six, th emergency. Emergency Starter. So or opener I don't know tonight for the dodgers were going to have to play it bygone tonight, and so he's either rusty. or well rested on seventeen days rest. Wow. How do you WANNA look at it? So. There's that.
Riley HR in 9th leads Atlanta Braves past Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener
"Austin Reilly says he didn't even feel his legs running the bases after smacking a tiebreaking homer to lead off the ninth inning. I haven't get inside of it and do damage is huge for me. Riley tees off a four run burst and the Braves beat the Dodgers, 5 to 1 to win Game one of the National League Championship. Siri's Keep writing Rays manager Brian Snitker starts rookie Ian Anderson tonight against the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw,
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.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"You've been at the dodgers training facility. You're watching the news and it's pretty clear at this point you're not going to see Clayton Kershaw workout. We need you guys. Just decide to get out of there. I don't know he just came out. Let's go home. You know like okay. We walked out. We're still fans out. He and I both just couldn't believe that we are like. There's still people out there trying to get autographs craziest thing happened. We're in the car and just riding along talk and his phone rings and I looked down in the name shows up on the caller. Id on the console. I just went home and I was like. Oh I'm so sorry but it was Sandy Colfax. Oh I know exactly. He was like he's like mind. If I answer this I might try not to look so overeager that my head spun off and I'm GonNa go ahead. It's very clear that they like and respect each other. They call each other Clayton Sandy. You know what I mean like. It's clear that it was just interesting to hear them talk. Because the number of people who can understand what Clayton's life like is very small and the number of people who've almost time traveled into the future and no things about his life and what it's going to be like that numbers even smaller so when they talk about. It was two pitchers. Talking wasn't an eighty four year old and a thirty two year old. It was two guys who could have been talking like there's at famous John mcfee story about the guy who makes birchbark canoes. I mean they were talking about making canoes. I mean they were just talking about their life's work so obviously Colfax and Kershaw are part of this sort of elite group of greatest of All Time. Right the difference being and now. I feel like a jerk. I'm bringing it back to this but it's unavoidable the postseason legacies in the postseason. Records is Kershaw. Do you think he's cognizant of that? Do you think it weighs on him. I don't know I think he will be later. In order to even have a chance to be Clayton Kershaw. You have to be able to process success and failure and build a story to tell yourself about yourself in a way that is every bit as rare as having the arm that can make the ball do that in the in the air. It's easy to go back out there if you keep succeeding having those failures and continuing to go out. There and try is deeply impressive. So you're saying we gotta do to be great right as blest petty could be less petty and just not live in a world in which you're defined by other people which unfortunately is the world. So how'd Your Day with Kershaw End? Think both of our minds were elsewhere. Almost the very end. He dropped me off at my hotel. He was GONNA to meet his family. I was going to try to find some hand sanitizer but it was very much you know. Thanks for the day I appreciate it. It was a weird day but lovely. I mean when I'm reporting my phone is off and so I got back to the hotel and turn my phone and call my wife Sonia. She was like you have to go get clocks wipes and hand sanitizer for your flight. All America has been freaking out over corona virus while you were sitting out at the Los Angeles dodgers with your phone off so it was the next time you got in touch with them. It's funny the only other time I've talked to him as he walked on. Zoom call with Ellen his wife and he walked by and waved a couple of days ago. How has he been spending the time? How is his family? Been spending the time how man they've been his son. They love to play baseball with a ball. They'd be doing a lot of that Ellen. Talked about how he's in the backyard growing into a net and sometimes he throws into a tarp. And you know he's trying to sort of stay in this narrow sweet spot where he's not burning up his arm and yet he's GonNa be ready you know. His workouts are done every day by eleven. Thirty cooking breakfast plan. Papa shot out this Jim. One twenty eight but jockey. I was worried about how I was going to report. And then it turns out that Ellen was filming all these videos of them playing at their house and sending them to the dodgers waiting. Everybody Line Buddy we are going to show you a day in the life of the Kershaw is May Day. She talked a lot about how you know. This is a weird window into what retirement is going to be like. He's in there flipping pancakes and being a dad. And they're watching movies and doing cannonballs in the pool. She realized that how nostalgic they're all gonna be for the sound of a baseball whizzing through the air and then whapping against a tarp or net once. All of this weird baseball circus is over. However many years from now that is she's like you don't really understand what a pitcher like Clayton's fastball. Sounds like until you can hear it and it's terrifying. I mean it's you know it's buzzing through the air so she talked about how she's going to be nostalgic for that sound a guys finishing day bring some books some waffles. It's been a good one. Thanks for hanging out with us. You'll stay safe and hopefully Yeltsin right so you. Did you get the sense from his wife's that they're almost enjoying this extra time with him? This sort of limited period or that. They want baseball to begin. Think both like full-throatedly both understand those are contradictory. But I mean that feels very human to me. He wants to go win a world series. He wants to be number. Twenty two for the Los Angeles dodgers the guy that people count on. He's at home in Texas in April which feels weird. His body knows. He's not supposed to be here. Clayton Kershaw body wants to know. Why the Hell it's not in Los Angeles you know I mean I'm sure like on a subliminal physiological level of feels weird right obviously this law season or Bradtha season on hold is affecting all athletes all baseball players but it seems to me that for someone like her Shah who is getting older who has so much to gain at this point in his career on a team that was regarded by many people to be the favourite going into the baseball season. Well he lose more. If this season never happened. I guess I'd like to let Ellen Kershaw into that. I just pull the story up. She said he is healthier than he has ever been. So I think that that has been frustrating because I think he was so ready to go into the season but part of me also wonders if taking these months off his just going to be more time for rest on his shoulder and then she said you know Clayton his pitch so many innings and I really hung mayor in the air. It's a story about one working person with a family dealing with the corona bars. It'll be a long time. And only with the benefit of hindsight will we understand sort of what was lost in what was.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"So Right Clayton. Kershaw is of course one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball surefire hall of Famer. But he's also well known at this point for his postseason struggles. Where were you in? The dodgers lost the nationals. Last fall I was at my in-laws House last year during the playoffs and like everybody watch that game but one hundred six win dodgers getting a second crack to reach their fourth straight in the deciding fifth game. Dodgers NATIONALS. Coming up next on. Espn he got brought in and the seventh inning. They were up three to one over the nationals. And what's amazing is even with his postseason failures in the past. The crowd of dodger stadium was going crazy when twenty two ran out. There comes one of the best pictures of his generation. The left Clayton Kershaw. Everybody believed including Clayton. He got the last out of the seventh inning Kershaw sets fires. Jack swearing did. He go did him out. Kershaw puts out the fire and he comes out in the eighth inning and gives up back to back home runs. Swing and a high fly ball. Well-struck left field near the wall eight. It's gone blast one off Kershaw. Swing High Fly Ball well-struck. Right CENTER FIELD WAY BACK THERE. God and we are back to back homers two consecutive pitches fifty eight seconds in which the nationals hit. Two home runs and he's taken out of the game. Dropped into a squat position. Didn't even look it where the ball went. This place is stunned. The picture of him in the dugout afterwards just looked like a guy who had his heart ripped out kershaw in the dugout. I mean it's that blank stare of just what just happened. Stephanie Abstain from sports illustrated described his eyes as red rimmed and is over the Washington. Nationals beat the dodgers. They're moving on to the NFL CS his quote after the game. Was everything. People say true right now but postseason? I understand that terrible feeling. This is about as low as a human being can feel in their work. Life is a terrible feeling. No excuses just didn't make this guy twice. I was just curious. What do you do after that? You have all this time to do nothing but think about it and then get yourself in a place to start over and try again. That seems way more impressive to me than the ability to throw a baseball like the the ability to do that. So the next day I sent an email to his agent and there were many agents and publicists and different things but it all started then I started to ask so the first day of the offseason. You Email Clayton's agent asking for an interview than hundred fifty or so days later on March Twelfth. You finally get through face to face with him. How did your day start out? Picks me up at six thirty right on Tom. He's never ever late. And so you know man. We're just riding along shooting. I mean you know we were laughing about the you know. He checks into hotels under fake names. He uses television characters He's been Jim Howard. He was Walter White for a couple of seasons. We went to starbucks and he The name was Tony. So if you're a starbucks or an uber driver in Los Angeles and you're picking up a Tony it might be Clayton Kershaw. And he's probably going to change that now. I'm sorry quite. I told him I was at that world series in Houston I timed. It was a thirteen seconds silence but God. It felt like three times. That's sitting in the car. And then he just changed the subject to talk about. The traffic is second to weather in terms of meaningless conversation. That people add. If if you're talking to someone and they're talking about the traffic the weather they do not want to be talking to. Of course the reason he didn't really want to discuss it isn't just because of what happened last season. It's because of what was the latest in May most gut wrenching in a string of disappointments for me right. What was frustrating. About watching this latest occurrence was it just reinforces. All of these bad sports takes stat e chokes. That's his reputation and it feels so unfair for one of the greatest pitchers of all time to be defined by that book. He's had some bad outings. He's also been the victim of just staggeringly bad management. He's had some bad luck. I mean we ain't even talked about the Astros thing yet where they just stole that when the first pitch swing flag. That's a tough shot. Sold the first pitch from Herschel and Houston as scored four runs bidding tits out Clayton Kershaw. Who has one of the greatest curve balls and one of the greatest sliders that have ever been thrown through fifty-one breaking pitches and the Astros Swung and missed at zero of them? Maybe no one was personally damage more by their cheating than Kershaw Houston. Astros have claimed that city's first ever World Series Championship Astros series important to this and it is damning but also right there's the National League division series against the cardinals the championship against the cubs. I mean there's just there's just a lot of examples at this point guys throwing a lot of postseason innings and he is catching the best hitters in the world at their very best and most motivated. There is a case to be made that it's bad luck but you're right. I mean. He has gone out when the team needed him to be. Clayton Kershaw and was a average major league pitcher. And you know you have to deal with that when you're doing the final accounting of him throwing a baseball my God. That's a huge part of it. So you were spending the day with Clayton to learn more about how he's processing all of that but it wasn't a normal day for either of you it was the day after the NBA. Suspended season because of the virus. So right you arrive at the dodgers silly together and then you immediately realize they're serious conversations happening about the fate of the baseball season. What was it like there? What was the scene like? I'm out in the lobby of the dodgers facility. And he's back through these double doors down this hall where the clubhouse in the lunchroom and all that stuff are the dodgers had shut down the clubhouse and everybody was freaking out so he was sitting back there with his teammates watching the news wondering if they were going to have a season wondering if they didn't have a season and there were no fans how they were going to get paid worrying about where they were going to live and what to do with their families worried about their parents. I mean the same thing that everyone was doing. It was crazy. Mean the night before that Wednesday night An editor Rachel had gone to the giants game. It was packed. I mean like we almost couldn't find a place to park. I mean we missed the first inning because there was so much traffic and so many people that we couldn't park. I don't know it sounds crazy naive now but I just sort of thought that I'd be following a ballplayer around pretty normal day. He came out to check on me. I think he felt a little guilty that he'd sort of promises ride along and we're going to go you know he's GonNa Pitch and work out and you're gonna go see the whole thing. It was interesting the degree to which he stopped being an athlete and I stopped being an annoying person. Follow him around right down in a notebook. He's also a pretty unique athlete. I suppose to experience this kind of day. And that sort of level of randomness with because there's absolutely nothing random about him and his approach and that's what's interesting to me. I mean I thought a lot about it because every kershaw profile is like six twenty takes a sip of water six twenty six he runs onto the field and IT 702. They sing the national anthem. And this goes on and on and on. It's sort of hit me. I was like well. What are these things have in common? What what is the through on? And it's not so much these obsessed with controlling everything instead. He sort of obsessed with time and managing it and understanding that it is currency to be spent so to see someone who is so intentional about how to be peak himself. If that's even what phrase on March Twenty six or on opening day to see that sort of start to disintegrate San through the fingers was very interesting. Did you get the sense that day? But any of that had even occurred to him yet. Because of the time we didn't know how long this is going to drag out. What these sort of formless stays would even look like. Did he seem worried about the fact that you know he might not be able to follow through with what should have been a very good season. Oh yes definitely was already like. They need to tell me what day. It's going to start because I can't. I don't know what to do every day if I don't have a day off in the future to back Tom all this stuff I mean. That's the thing he kept saying. I needed date. I need to know.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Any tax here with skip bayless Shannon Sharpe Good Morning Hi Jenny how are you are you do it it's guilt Shannon's become the Clayton Kershaw of undisputed where I couldn't will zero would like eighteenth straight games and second year yes correct so you probably.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Clayton Kershaw will join us on loan for the dodgers. Kind of fascinated with the Dirk Nowitzki coming back for his twenty first season. But what I think he's been able to do the last couple of years is is figure out what that role is an embraces role because he's no longer the star that team. You do go out to sea Dirk Nowitzki, but you know, he's not the future. He's not even the president really. You know, you got Luca Danni chick who's coming in Dennis Smith junior and you're trying to have building blocks there. I don't think it can be a negative if you have dirt as far as preparing to play practicing time, put in, that's what separated. Dirk, from a lot of players is he had this workout regimen and he he and Steve Nash would workout constantly constantly playing one on one. Even the exercises that Dirk was doing was different than other NBA players. But you go back to that draft night. Somebody should do a thirty for thirty on draft night trades. Like what? If they didn't happen? If the bucks had kept Turk Novitski. You know, because it was a straight up trade for tractor trailer. Olden Polynice and Scottie Pippen if Scottie Pippen had ended up in Seattle and politics with the bulls, there's certain moves that have been made that have changed a league chance, change the landscape over a decade or fifteen years. You know, if if David Robinson doesn't get injured and hurts his back in and sits out in the Spurs win the lottery. What if Duncan ends up with the Celtics when Rick Pitino is there, there's so many of those stories and those are draft night trades, but just things that happened and they happen for a reason and how it changed the history of basketball? Yep. There's a lot of little ones that are sneaky. The sons drafted Rajon Rondo and sold him to the Boston for cash considerations. Yeah. But you can go back and you know there was the the trade with Kevin love that was a draft night, trade right? Polish OJ, mayo, mayo, and Kevin love. So a lot of those crazy traits and how they affected the the NBA the future, Clayton Kershaw dodgers pitcher, seven time all star three times Cy Young winner, joining us on the program. It's been a while how you been. I'm good. How are you doing? I'm good. How's the? How's the family. Sandwich. Good. They're, they're not in Philly with me right now out of great city for kiddos. So they're hanging back and just enjoying some baseball. How important is it for them to see you see, dad pitch and pitch at a high level. Well, pitch at a high level would be great. No matter who's watching. I dunno..
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"All my girlfriends opportunity lost on this is Dan Patrick, our on this Tuesday, Dan, the Dan Patrick show Clayton Kershaw on fifteen minutes, recapping the day, spend some time talking to John Smoltz. The hall of Famer knocked about a variety of things. Be Admiral and Kawhi Leonard the Admiral reaching out to quiet Leonard a couple of times during the air and didn't get much of a response from Colli. But you know, my point is probably looks at David Robinson and says, you're just an extension of the team, and I don't want to be talking to somebody who's affiliated with the team apparently poll question mclovin. What do we have by the way, Dirk Nowitzki back for his twenty first season with the maps and Josh Gordon's going to miss the start of the Browns training camp. Okay. Which quarterback are you most curious curious about going to the season Andrew, lucked Shawn, Watson, Jimmy, g. or ally manning, and I put in apprentice who dance should not be in this poll thirty four percent, Jimmy thirty, three percent, Andrew lock then to Sean and then descend two percent you? Yeah, I don't know if anybody I've never heard anybody going man. I can't wait to watch Eli this. I feel like Elisa Lynch pin because if it doesn't work this year, they're going to rebuild completely draft. A guy number one or two or three next year. Yes, Boeing, the situation is entertaining. He isn't right to better way young. That's saquon interesting. Undeniable with Joe block. He takes a seat across from some of the most important people popular athletes of our generation new season Tuesdays at eight on direct TV channel. Two thirty nine. So Joe buck undeniable an AT and t. original exclusively on audience directtv channel two, thirty nine..
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Newsmakers
"Would quite literally yeah i like that so as if giving up a fake run wasn't bad enough in that two to one loss to the phillies clayton kershaw richard he didn't look quite right you know his fastball maxing out at ninety miles an hour he's sitting about eighty eight eighty nine and only went the five innings and then it turns out manager dave roberts tells reporters after the game he had some back tightness you'll have an mri today and not traveling with the team to colorado it's just been one thing after another clayton kershaw here in the early going yeah in really the last three years let's hope this let's hope that the back injury was the reason for the diminish velocity we were all hoping get well he come back the life would be back on the fastball it wouldn't be that he's entering another phase of his career where he doesn't have that that lively fastball that he wants adding you would have to make all kinds of adjustment so let's just hope that the back he can whatever goes on with the back if it takes a week two weeks a month that he comes back back the dodgers during a great place right now they're playing great stripling it's been good buehler's spin good you know they the but the injuries have killed them this year i mean just kill them this year so the initially west race we thought there would be some clarity after seeing clayton kershaw there's not any clarity it's there for the rockies to win is there for the diamondbacks giants to win we love the guy he's been one of the great citizens of the game one of the great pitchers of his generation let's just getting back and hopefully when he's back he'll be going kershaw.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Hear from you whatever's on your mind love to get breaking news right now breaking news please tell us kershaw is going to have another mri on his back and that just came across the line or the wire wire o uhhuh i mean just happened just now like literally about a minute nap breaking news clayton kershaw will undergo mri on his back after tightening up in today's start i haven't even checked the mlb scoreboard i have that means that clayton kershaw cushion to well he's gonna have an mri on his back he just came off shoulder tendinitis and well that's not good was that even mean what what breaking news clayton kershaw this going into the two mri on his back the two baby ever had been being the tube yeah like thirty times how terrible is that it's not fine claustrophobic i had to go in there phobic but there's moments where you do feel uncomfortable and easy perhaps yeah i know you got a cat scan a couple of times i'm like being in gander cata very much so abor cads skander cat scans your cat don't know is it ben stiller is it along came it's the only movie you quote is along came pauline there's a plenty of movies i knew now it's not super troopers either city blues what come on now all right it wasn't that great a great movie but stan mckay concussions this game can scam a cat you mean a cat scan.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"To start sunday clayton kershaw will not be pitching this weekend but his season so far is raising think some interesting questions about his future with the dodgers be he is not looking likely kershaw means there's there's true i think that's no actually i think that's a little for fetched i think he's done a good job they're not supporting at times with the bats no giving up some home runs a lot of that that he hadn't given up in the past a lot of single home runs you know shots but he but he's more vulnerable though he's getting hit more and that contact is doing more gamage than it used to if you look at his batting averages nosy gimme some numbers on you i know that's what you do there are some specific six so he's had let's see i don't count the record record the one two three four five six seven starts of those seven starts only once no twice as he given up more than to earn runs so five of those starts he's either giving up one earned one or two earned runs the other he had a minor blip against the washington nationals and then against all the other games including airs zona twice twice he's only giving them to earn this osy how deep has he gone into how many times i know stars has gone it leon seven beyond seven in sevens or how many times he's reached.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Turn off the light yeah it was spooky yeah i tried to meet satan didn't work to your life now right look in the mirror you meet once so the dodgers need to look in the mirror because it's not pretty right now clayton kershaw early it is early no one is saying that it's you know it's not early it's baseball it's just that but clayton kershaw puts this one on himself on tonight you know i think the first sending you know throwing the ninth fishes really set me up go six after i like last night you know six is not not gonna cut it to get there seven eight and so you know it's just it's up pushable to cover innings at the end like that so you know i gotta minimize pitches early and you know give credit to them they battled that bats and the first thing there so he was blaming himself he had a rough first inning in the sense of it just took player yeah please take it one for the team their team player i blame the team right blame you right now he threw five more pitches than he would i mean like it's not like he threw eighty more pitches give him some runs back him up i mean we've been what what it was six games now so in six games we've been one or zero in three of them maybe before right right so get let's get our bets going we're able to get on the other night when we knocked the nine runs.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"I don't know how much spring training baseball you actually watch but when you look at what the dodgers production was any of these other players was it a grand dollar bill cody what would you think kershaw going scoreless fillets were twenty four innings he had a perfect era clayton kershaw test boy look at you i mean but it lasts asking me questions like our got answers that's that's impressive why because of the reasons that you talked about earlier he's thirty ten thirty last week he's had back issues you always curious to see if the guy heading into a possible contract year become impossible free agent is going to enter the season you know healthy and i know spring training but that still an impressive stretch you know i like who cal farmer yeah so fourteen our guys like what he three thirty three it's getting on base the like every time it's this in the well the games that i'm looking at the stats but in the games that i watched a farmer it's just like he's just tough out you know guys like that like you didn't strike out much you know why he's got a little slap howard patient you know what's the other thing that matt kim could bring to this rotation that's his patients elza i understand that you are growing in your appreciation for the beautiful game is that right i do from time to time with stopping my neighborhood bar and watched the soccer's.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"What it was and like every single batter faced gotta hit and how long he would last yeah so you know if you put those together then you give clayton kershaw a month of allowing hit two hundred hundred twenty five opponents and and then clayton kershaw would not up he would maybe he would retire yeah but i think that this really requires a back injury well so he had back injuries in each of the previous two seasons so he's also been excellent in the seasons and on an inning printing basis still among the best pitchers in baseball maybe the best pitcher in baseball but he did well not quite end each of those seasons with backcountry but had one late in the season and came back to pitch in the postseason obviously but if he had the same season he had last year for instance let's say where he threw one hundred seventy five innings or the year before he threw one hundred forty nine innings but the stats were still very good when he was pitching would he opt out i mean the thing is that would be a third consecutive year with some sort of back problem which i think which make people even more wary than they would be right now on the other hand if he were to just continue being as valuable as he's been in each of the past two seasons that wouldn't be so bad either yeah right and i think that not only does he need a back injury but i think that the season needs to end with the back injury and twenty sixteen kershaw came back pitch on the playoffs appear in five games twenty seventeen kershaw came back in the playoffs appeared in six games struck out about a burning i think that if kershaw has a similar back problem but then he comes back and he looks like clayton kershaw then that's not going to be enough and he will opt out but if he gets hurt and it looks like he has a chronic back injury and end the season then i think that's that's the line because it's it's virtually impossible to measure him performing so poorly that he wouldn't opt out but i guess that would be a fun subject for a post as well what if clayton kershaw pitched as the worst of clayton kershaw pitch like alfred simone what do you do.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on KFQD News Talk
"Translator during our interview i want to ask you about coming to the majors should we say if for should we say would cause isn't it that's a tough one y inch geico the indian esca i mean nothing is for certain so i guess it's if how you know when you're despite that cautious response otani eagerly revealed which major league players he looks moved forward facing no less than mvp hitter brace harper in star pitcher clayton kershaw birth hub of asia that it i watch brice harper clayton kershaw pitcher at a header with no luck a hey tiff unlike me kershaw is lefty on it you see a little of yourself in both kershaw and harper slows net i actually do see myself in a and i actually try throwing lefty sometimes had affected do gets kershaw they just thinking about facing him makes me really happy and excited for what i could just tell he such a great pitcher through the tv screen how would you pitched to harper input in less than it has held local i would have to go with my best kit which is the fastball the one it i want to see how might best hitch fares against one of the best hitters likely quite well throwing his dancing fastball otani strikes elk batters at a higher rate than kershaw unfurling his violate yet somehow elegant swing he hits home runs at a higher rate than harker there are days otani makes baseball look almost laughable yee's consider this performance last summer on the very first pitch of the game tiny banning leadoff hit a home run he then pigeon each innings and struck out ten batters it's six look for the designated hitter turn pitcher reliably brings the crowd to its feet.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"So i get four thousand book investing do you think we will see clayton kershaw tonight yeah absolutely i don't know when you will do you have any fuel for what it's going to what the game will look like in terms of the way pitchers are used because i'll tell you anything that yesterday aaron that scrum dave roberts said don't look for tomorrow he said janssen only for three outs a lot of what he heard turned out to be i think be yasser changed style lied i talked mckinley after the game of our map ucok repair roof april quarter game fell only three out and he fit now we didn't have that conversation so yeah outward that were go three we were willing whatever you need it who are last night kershaw was pace around the bullpen he clearly wants to get back into a game on do you have would he closed with kershaw like he did in game five against the nationals last year is my i know i'll carry reason your member the reason he rip them lat your because he went frequently co early and thinly grew whatever what could be from hitter and he had to go to quite cruel app you out curry your work i think it goes the other way tonight i think he will go to clayton sooner because we you know there's no mystery about him being available and the are in know with the idea of building the out give it began we who are not our family gantner midnight repair.
"clayton kershaw" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"No new listening to next to its dan patrick ondemand thank you johny word babies come from well of my life door well you see some with there's a mommy and a daddy rate ends see when they call geico uh they could save a bunch of money on car insurance oh very invalid some happy yes that make them very happy after all yeah well i'm glad we can have this talks on shine geico because saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance is always a great answer here is joined by the four dinette jan hattrick welcome to the program on this thursday june furs dan it in its dan patrick show jerry west will join us the warriors special advisor the lakers hold of famer that'll be about fifteen minutes from now clayton kershaw the dodgers allstar pitcher putul hall of famer join is a little bit later on in this hour paul number's eight seven seven three d p show our twitter hand with bp show say good morning door radio and tv partners around the country recapping the first hour we talked about the bronze james on the eve of the most important series finals of his career and he had a press conference where he had to talk about a graffiti racist graffiti that was painted on the outside of his gate in his los angeles home in brentwood not dealing with the golden state warriors would be dealing with something a whole lot bigger and different than that and tried to explain it to his kids he's not at home he's in california is in oakland of the young this isn't even a home game where he can go home and talk to his kids to try to have them understand exactly why would somebody do this to our house.