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"crystal ball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"I think i'm gonna go jim tomi. I thought about going. Jim telling me. But i'm going to over think again. I'm going to go pedro martinez. You're both wrong. It was mariana rivera and just just missed out. He was born on november. Twenty ninth nineteen thousand nine hundred. Sixty nine patriots. Born in nineteen seventy-one. Jim thome in nineteen seventy and chipper jones. By the way in one thousand nine hundred seventy two. So you both lewis. Yeah and. I should've i should've had taken a better. Shot at that. Gives occurs the great trajectory of a pair of miranda's career he was sort of viewed as a middling starting pitcher In the yankees farm system he had a significant shoulder injury and then he was called up in the spring of ninety five The white sox players talk about having gotten scouting reports saint. Yeah it's stuff as mediocre and this guy comes out firing in there looking at each other going. hey what. The heck turns the scouting report the other great story the agent. Jean-michel told me the story about mariana ribera in spring of ninety five actually talking to other teams about a starting pitcher and they had a deal arranged a the concept of deal arranged david wells for marina rivera and jean-michel got a a scouting report from a yankee aaa game from the night before which rivera pitched and they said radar gun readings ninety five ninety six rather than ninety ninety. Two and jean-michel call down. He told me and yelled at the people on the field on the field staff. And what are you doing your radar gun as messed up. And they're like no seriously that's how hard he was throwing and then he called the a scowl with another team asked him. Hey what did you have a rivera. At last night ninety five ninety six miles per hour and he called off the david wells draped conversation. Good move and eventually they had both a guys. I just have to say again having been in cooperstown last weekend. How fitting is it that the plaques of marian rivera and derek jeter are adjacent to one another for all eternity right next to each other. Yes exactly yeah that would that. That's pretty neat. I love the picture of derek standing in front of that when he was inducted. Absolutely all right. Todd thanks for doing this. Thanks so much guys. Bleacher tweets all righty buster bleacher tweets for glorious friday andrew. I'm not gonna mess around with the last name. But andrew writes in the orioles are routinely regarded as being terrible and or an embarrassment this season but the diamondbacks the same record. Why don't the backs get the same treatment. Can we bag on the d backs first. Second here buster andrew. The context is completely different. It's apples and oranges. Two thousand seventeen arizona won ninety three games. Two thousand eighteen eighty two wins. Two thousand nineteen eighty five wins. They've clearly made moves to try to win including sighing madison bumgarner. Now they are in a retooling period. Mike as in their their general manager spoke with reporters yesterday. He said he's gonna talk more at the end of the regular season about what the direction of the team is. They have a massive challenge in the national league west with the the giants being as good as they are. The dodgers is good. They are but they've been trying. The orioles skater payroll obligations. Looking this up taylor to this morning in two thousand twenty two for the next year's team this is what the orioles future payroll. Obligation is zero dollars circle. There's not no indication yet that they're gonna spend anything more than a half do for next year they do have some deferred money. Oh to. Chris davis moving forward who has retired. It's it's not even close. Wow okay. I guess we'll move on from bagging on the bags per second Let's go to agree. Oh yeah i mean it's a joke. It's it's obvious. I mean the madison bumgarner signing alone shows that they're serious about at least trying. I did not know that about them having no payroll obligations for next season which is woefully depressing. So let's move on Superb al add superb al al rights in cedric. Mullins is just one home. Run away from a thirty thirty season where do you see him. Ranking in the mvp voting or will play on the last place orioles hinder his chances of placing in the top. Three i feel like there's no chance of in place in the top three. What do you think no not top three i. I do think he's going to get some top ten boats maybe eight nine ten somewhere in that range but one two and three think. Those are pretty much locked in at this point. You're gonna have otani. You're gonna have vladimir garage and you're and you're gonna have salvador perez salvador perez regular on the show now salvi. This is a royals podcast. After all eric. Bobby rates in at bet. The family farm. Hey buster the expression heads will roll is going to fit this organization. The most padres twins yankees or mets padres. Look they're going to be some the yankees. Don't make the playoffs. He talked about the possibility. Aaron boone could get go. I do think the mets are going to change their manager. There's gonna be a shakeup in the front office because of all this stuff that we've seen this year. But i think the padres are gonna have the most significant change last one for the week louisville slugger at ville underscore slugger six rates in in the once upon a time. Thirty for thirty keith. Hernandez leadership really stood out during your time covering the game. Who were some of the other true leaders on the field. And hey louisville slugger thanks for bringing up. Once upon a time in queens. You can watch that on. Espn plus or the espn app. If you did not know already. I think it was a great leader. Look michael young. The texas rangers were someone who is really respected Yati molina someone who i think has been a great leader within their clubhouse or a lot of players every team. You've got guys but yeah keith. Hernandez was excellent heater. Me was more of a you. Know the type of leader that When i cover yankees in the late nineties david cone. Was that guy like the older guy who would sort of school the younger players on how to handle certain things pretty clear keith or has had that That role on those bets teams. All righty. that doesn't for bleacher tweets. Thanks for writing in everyone. Hash bleacher tweets on twitter. As you're watching the games over the weekend and please follow rate and review this podcast..
"crystal ball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"So we're we're not gonna we're not gonna use anyone but this one model and everybody's gotta use the same one it it's lies in the face of competitive nature it's frustrating and it's unfortunately fairly fairly typical for baseball which stinks and flirting with chaos. Because i tell you what if team faces This particular superstar pitcher in the postseason manager complete could completely change everything. The opposing manager by coming out. And saying yeah. You're not allowed to go to his mouth. Umpires wants you to check on him. All right thanks for doing this. Stay dry tonight. Grant you talk to them. Is the chief executive of our weekly quiz graphic artists. Who's working on ballfields. All across america all around the world or you can go to his website. Todd radim dot com todd. How you doing this week luster. We've got pennant races. It's late september. All is well with the world my friend so i said earlier in the week i wanted to see if you agree with me. I feel like that a lot of times. When we get to the end of september we get an october and it becomes a refrain among teams that when they win championships. No one believed in us For me the two thousand twenty one. St louis cardinals might be actually team. That can say that and be correct. What do you think yeah. I mean they can lay claim to that without any questions. Streaking all over the place. what did i see yesterday. Their their percentage chances of winning several weeks ago basically nothing now. They're virtual lock to get in and dangerous team for sure and st louis. Yeah a lot of fun. You know as i said earlier in the week When the players stand up on the podium they say that no one believed in us and we just sit back and go up one hundred percent right all right before we get today's weeks quiz. Let's talk about this week. Forgotten franchise buster this week. We are going to take a look at a one. Year wonder the indianapolis blues who played in the national league. Way back in one thousand nine hundred. seventy eight. the league's third season. The blues were formed in eighteen. Seventy six as an independent club called the indianapolis westerns. They won the international association pennant later and their success spurred the nfl to admit them to their fold a year after that in eighteen. Seventy eight the national league consisted of only six teams and they played short. Sixty game schedule. The same length is last year's abbreviated pandemic season. The blues played their home contests at south street park located on the northeast corner of delaware and south streets close by the current site of bankers life fieldhouse. The blues opened up their schedule at home on may first against the chicago white stockings. These are today's cubs on a warm cloudy day in front twelve hundred fans chicago however spoiled the festivities winning the game by a score of five to four blues. Top pitcher was rookie. Edward sylvester nolan aka. The only nolan. He was suspended from the team twice during the eighteen. Seventy eight season and later blacklisted from the league for various transgressions including suspicions of throwing games. He was later cleared and for bolting the club in august to attend the funeral of his brother in new jersey. Well one problem was that he had no brother. The other was that he actually remained in indy with the indianapolis journal. Reporting that nolan quote owed his downfall to the fascinations of a beautiful habitue of an avenue. Assignation house who has ruined more men in the city then she can count on the jeweled fingers of both hands. Why don't we write like that. Anymore buster nolan was later reinstated a play for several different clubs and later became a police officer in paterson new jersey rising through the ranks and eventually attained the position of sergeant another rookie. Third baseman knit williamson would enjoy a stellar career. He belted twenty seven home runs for chicago in eighteen. Eighty four which remained the single season record until a guy named babe. Ruth hit twenty nine in nineteen nineteen but blue's final game took place at boston on september fourteenth eighteen. Seventy eight a four. Nothing win for indie played in chris. One hour and forty minutes battered by economic headwinds. The club finished the year. Two thousand five hundred dollars in debt and they resigned from the national league on december fourth. Eighteen seventy eight. They were replaced by another club that took the blues nickname cleveland who joined the nfl along with teams from syracuse and buffalo indianapolis however would get a new national league team in eighteen. Eighty seven. the hoosiers are we discussed on may twenty first but this week buster. The one thousand nine eighteen seventy eight indianapolis blues are our forgotten franchise. All right lots of questions and i have to sort through them in hair them down The first natural one would be. How is it that a franchise and this is an open ended. Question is not meant to be a rhetorical question. How does a franchise in indianapolis wind up with nicknamed the blues. Any feel on that. I don't think they gave a lot of thought to it buster. I think it was the color of their socks. And that was it. Okay and forgive me for having grown up in a in a town of four hundred people in the middle of vermont I think i can guess. What an assignation houses. Can you educate me on that A little bit more. Because i'm fascinated by that well. This is a family podcasts buster. We have impressionable listeners. And maybe what we need to do is kind of cloak this in a little mystery and say that The ill-repute was involved in some things. That you know some things that you would. I would not get up to on the road but others might interest might be there but we would never bolt our club especially lying about the death of an alleged brother. Oh my goodness. That's what i thought when i when i when i saw that. It was beautifully written there. Oh this is shakespeare in pros. I mean you know you just unbelievable. Absolutely one thing that strikes me buster also is. We did discuss the indianapolis hoosiers couple months ago. Indianapolis home to the colts. A great sports tradition hold to the nc double a. has not had a major league baseball franchise since then and i know they. They were in on potential expansion in the eighties but They have a geographic conundrum being as close as they are to chicago and cincinnati and A city that will probably You know one would imagine. Never get and they'll be franchised regardless of the appeal right now that no i don't think so I do i. Did you know when. I was covering the nashville sounds back in nineteen eighty nine and ninety. I'd go up and see games Indianapolis indianapolis indians the great howard kellman Play by play man for that team but my my distinct memory is that the pa announcer there They had a player on the team and the pa announcer had so much fun with his name. And i'm not going to do justice here but it was burr shine saw when excellent. Bring them up to the plate. That was that was a lot of fun. Expos farm team. And i designed the final season logo for bush stadium b. u. s. h. Which i believe was back in one thousand ninety-five longtime ago to this quiz. Our guys. I was in cooperstown this past weekend. So a bolt of lightning hit me on the head derek. Jeter born in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy four is one of the seven baseball hall of famers who were born in the nineteen seventies which hall of famer among the following was not born during that decade. Was it chipper jones. Jim thome mariano rivera or pedro martinez not born in the seventies like derek jeter chipper jones. Jim thome mariano. Rivera or pedro martinez. Wow my goodness. What do you got taylor. Let me think about for a second..
"crystal ball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"The response of the day when leicester one is two hundred game in the way that he greeted molina how he certainly has been helped out by that situation. I said the podcasts couple of times this week. Carl that There are times when we will hear from athletes when we get to a championship around. Nobody believed in us or most the time when athletes say that stuff we all kinda roller is a little bit if you work in the industry but the cardinals are fully entitled to say that it was like absolutely had no thought. Three weeks ago that they would be making the playoffs. Nope i'm guilty and lift. The giants are going to say the same thing. The red sox ship same thing Because there's always been this feeling that the dodgers are going to overtake the giants and they still might. But that's very dismissive of a giant team. Were the collectivist. Some of the parts has been better than than the great individual parts of the dodgers. They have been the son has been greater than the parts of the dodgers and have been a lot of folks myself included who dismissed the sort of some relative to the individuals. You know that. The dodgers have and i've been proven wrong. So the last forty four games or wants soda august fifth through last night. Forty four games. He has fifty four hits fifty-five walks twenty strikeouts fifty five over twenty strikeouts in the last four games. He's hitting four hundred in that time. Karl with a five. Seventy two on base percentage two homers yesterday. Three for three draws a walk. Five days ago. I was ready to call up the national p. Coversation just give it to bryce harper. Good lord juan. Soto's unbelievable. yeah. I mean you know. Sort of flavors of monks and tattoos was that guy obviously early in the season in the nfl. Mvp was over I again. I know he get it but because of the tv plays on. Like i. i've i've fallen into the max. Scherzer cy young max scherzer. Mvp where we're seeing something. We've never seen from pitcher before and now we're seeing want so tap on the shoulder and say hold on a second. Let's not forget about me. and how how. I've been so good and here. I am again so yeah it's been it's been crazy I don't know buster. How i would if i had a vote vote. Mvp with regards to harper with regards to sherzer with regards to soto with regards to techy. It's a really fascinating race in. It's partly because none of them. And i don't mean them but nobody has grabbed the mvp race and similarly the american league otani had grabbed it known that kinda changed here down the stretch So yeah i mean look so does that homerun derby and seemingly has just exploded mistaken wrath which i hope gives nationals fans. You know reason for optimism. Moving forward like we have that guy. He's so young. We're gonna be okay. This this year was terrible. We traded everybody. But we're going to be okay. Yeah he reminds me just having spent some time with them and watch them. Go through pre-game workouts. He reminds me so much of tony. Gwynn and how precisely is about his regimen. But here's one difference between the two. He hits for power at a younger age. And which is why. We always make the comparisons to tony. Gwynn's good friends with juan soto. And that is ted williams. I four hundred fifty. Five games of once sodas career. He's numbers are almost identical to those. At ted williams soto ninety eight homers. Three hundred fifty nine walks. Ted williams ninety six homers. Three hundred. Sixty seven walks in carl. I think ted williams. If he were alive he'd be the first one to tell you. You know what the pitching the want. Soto faces isn't even close in the idea that you have a in a quarter of a baseball season almost have a three to one walk to strikeout ratio not strikeout-to-walk walk to strikeout ratio is insane in two thousand twenty one buster look at all. The numbers are great. Ted williams comparisons great. What what what has always struck me about settled in speaking with him or just watching him but more so speaking with him the maturation a lot of people looked the postseason to couple of years ago. When he was doing his he's gyrations but still was able to perform as almost like an act. That's kind of arrived. we'll get to watch it now. We're going to dismiss It's it's it's not an act and there is there is a maturity about him which is remarkable his patients his dedication to the craft. At tony gwynn. You mentioned the ted williams and wade boggs. There's another one You know and they were. They all it predominantly from the left side He he has this this this craft that he wants to master and he's not going to be satisfied as a young twenty year old. I don't think. I think he recognizes what he's capable of and rather than just rest on it. He's shown in the first few years this desire to keep getting better. If you're swinging at good pitches if you're disciplined if you have the power if you have his legs which has and he gets down into them. He's going to be good for a long time. Each has shown through his words and his actions. He wants to be historically great. And and that's where those guys that you mentioned to me I continue the comparison. He eats it is. It's wonderful because he's also embracing look the dude loves baseball and that that you can see and that's what i mean. I love that about him. Loves it we got ninety sags left. I want to ask you about this major league. Baseball's experimenting with pre-tax baseball's at some aaa game during the last stretch the minor league. This according to confirmation from mlb after her story was reported by baseball america. Carl i cannot believe how long this conversation's been going on about the service of the baseball. We actually don't have something that everyone's agreed to like. That's amazing to me. So they're trying this thing. We're obviously going to have a conversation. The off season about sticky substance. I'm not gonna use the pitcher's name. But i don't think it's fair. I don't want to single him out. But i've seen a superstar pitcher in recent weeks basically when he works during the game. It's like he's unloading his saliva glands on every ball he gets a name by the way is i've had coaches and managers point to me is illegal but because everyone is trying to find the right feel on the baseball. They're all looking the other way. I've seen pictures in recent weeks. I think it's pretty clear that using some kind of sunscreen because they're doing that forearm thing that we saw for a few years everyone trying to find some kind of feel on the baseball. How did we get to this point at this point because of the inability of tucson's to figure out what's do it's seems quite clear. Major league baseball is committed to introducing a new baseball next year. And one that they're going to know they're gonna design. Gordo peres talks about coming back to the olympics. And saying they have it already exists. We could use that one And and that's not. That's not going to happen. There may be one exactly like it but they're not using that one But it's it's. I think it's fairly obvious to see some of the guys who were using substances. That aren't using it anymore whether they're not throwing fastballs up in the zone of whether they can't land to curb all that they were consistently landing all of those things are fairly evidence and the notion that we have put ourselves in a position to go into the most important part of any season postseason and not have equipment that the side stove. pitcher and hitter are comfortable with Is a is a black eye for baseball. That that doesn't make any sense would be like it would be like taking away. I'm watching the ryder cup to taking away drivers and say we can't figure out which driver to us..
"crystal ball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"There is a natural letdown. We saw the letdown during this recent series. They were awful and they were not awful because they played this way all year. They were all because they realize what we're done. We're dead and you can see that so to me. There is the difference between those teams and teams like the royals and the pirates. And the orioles. They're tough because they've been playing the same level caliber quality all season. It hasn't been good enough to get into a playoff position. But it's good enough to beat these guys on any given day and you're looking at a team or teams that have been in it now. Fallen out of it. That's a little different for me. So i i'm not sure what the state of mind is going to be for the race when the yankees play them. I i know they're obviously in the playoffs. They saving guys You know integrity to game says but we've got to play everybody. We gotta try hard. I don't know if that's going to happen. So the red sox get in and i agree the other two i i. I don't know the answer. Blue reacts i have no idea. I think you're right about the mets. By the way it looked like watching those two games like they already act like college kids ready for spring break hundred percent they were in a bad place it but you know now look. The padres could end up in a bad place. Reds should end up in a in a mentally bad place the the phillies will will play important games here the rest of the way but you know there. There were those teams may. Maybe maybe the as there seems to be a lot of pride there but again you you gotta you gotta recognize that you take that. Knockout blow in. There is going to be a natural letdown. And then maybe you puff your chest out and try to finish strong. But the at the mets showed that natural letdown and we should mention the mariners been you know couple games behind the group of teams and we can't completely forget about them. I think oakland now it's going to be tough tough road for them to come back. Let's give it up golf. Clap to the chicago white sox. They took care of business. Think everybody expected that they would probably win the american league central this year and they did in a walk. How dangerous today on a scale of one to ten for you going to be in the playoffs it would. It would really depend on their pitching. I think though score the offense is is really dynamic. Terrific seven. They can play at ten. They can sometimes play at a five So i'd say somewhere right in between seven seven and a half There was a period this year. Where i would look at them like i like i had to raise in the astros. I thought they were all the same bubble. I think they have fallen a little bit. Last start was wasn't truly inspiring But they certainly have the ability. That's for dang sure to. You know to to to be as good as anybody in the league but i put them at a seven right now. We have talked a lot. About how the the dodgers trade for max scherzer and trade tournament be the best trade deadline trade ever in terms of the impact. You know what those guys have done for. The dodgers and i think we'd have to put it the other end of the scale. The white sox straight for craig kimbrel. Because i know i thought at the time they got him boy and established all star reliever perhaps a future hall of famer joining bullpen which was already good liam hendriks and quite frankly craig kimbrel has not been what they thought they were getting twenty games nineteen innings five point six eighty eight walks and thirty strikeouts tonight. Carl the whole time. I've wondered 'cause. I mean you and i talked to players Closed guys who pitched the ninth inning date. Just if they're put into a role whether or not a standing at the edge of the plank with an opportunity to save. They're just not the same craig. Kimbrel now allow runs and three of his last four outings to push that era close to six. What do you think about. It reminds me a little bit of some of the teams. Terry francona up Had when he was in boston and you looked at the lineup. And you said okay crawford. Carl crawford was great and and yet joe madden had said you know. Be careful here. There's there's some. There's some holes and i remember interviewing tito before a season started in saying. How do you linus group up. He kind of chuckled. Typical francona fashion. Last said i pick them out of a hat because they were so good and they didn't win When when kimball joy hendrix sure you know in a vacuum individually. They're they're both incredible. The bullpens look the bullpen. Has names that i do think in the next couple of years are going to be best. Most dominant bullpen. Maybe ever created with with crochet kopech. And they're they're fantastic but that idea of taking a closer and one of them is going gonna pitch us you know the as winning or the high leverage it look. It didn't work it. Could've it didn't so yeah i i would. I would put it on the other end. But i'm not necessarily sure i i. I don't know i blame the individual. Even though it's the individuals get the ball going out there on the bound again. I just fall back on. I remember the red sox had such a such a dynamic offense in a lineup. that didn't work because there was almost too much of a good thing. And it sounds counterintuitive but In a lot of ways. I'm not shocked. And one of the things we hear all the time about pictures and roles defined they. They like it. They're creatures of habit. They want to know that when the phone rings and the seventh inning. That's for me when it rings. The eighth inning brings ninth inning. I know i'm going in we kind of blue. What we blew that up. And i think that's you know. I think that's partly to blame. Although i don't i don't blame them for trion. Gosh it's a it's a heck of a heck of a roster and a bullpen with those names isn't it. Oh goodness you're one hundred percent right in terms of the arms in terms of the resumes and what they've done recently. I am going to be curious. Once the postseason starts kimbrell and look for labor. You know how relievers go. i mean. We're all this jabeen. Three weeks ago is considered to be huge disaster. Of course what now. everyone's like. Oh the older. All this is back. Kimbro could go out in the last ten days. Have three great outings and be all primed up and ready to go in the postseason. But if that doesn't happen. I am going to be curious to see how he's used by by tony. Larussa in the postseason Give me some thoughts in the cardinals. Who what a crazy comeback win yesterday. Against walking brewers they just keep rolling down a half dozen and goes because you are twice and wainwright who's been so good doesn't have a good game which will again lead but the cardinals have good news. All around they keep winning They're getting clarity back. Which is an enormous deal for them and and could be a game. Changer I'm shocked eduardo. Tim and i have done enough cardinals games to look at them and think there's no chance when we were doing their games. They were making the playoffs zero chance they had they had both arms coming in and hitting players consistently walking guys like she'll was was driven crazy. We had so many conversations with poor guy about the unpredictability of their bullpen. And he doesn't know what he's getting. These guys confessionals. We've got to trust them to throw strikes and they couldn't throw strikes. It's an amazing thing. It'll be fascinating to see once this Wants the wildcard game is played. You know they're gonna play dodgers or giants And i used to think there was. There was going to be a dodger giant first round division series because the wildcard winner is going to be one of those two teams. And then they're going to face the west winner i don't know how do you pick against the team. That's won twelve in a row and who knows how it ends as they as they finish this thing up. I mean they're going to win on. An eighteen game win streak. What are they going to go in on so It's it's startling to me. It is startling to me. But when you look back out of your like we'll are not us really good go schmitz really good. Molina's a great veteran Tyler nielsen snot out of the ball. And they're bullpens kind of figured it out. Yeah no no question about it. And i think about you know working with molina as has clearly helped john lester. You know he alina. You could see the response of the day when leicester one is two hundred game in the way that he greeted molina how he certainly has been helped out by that situation. I said the podcasts couple of times this week. Carl.
"crystal ball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"He thinks louis opener. The red sox yankees were all excited about series. Raw excited about being fenway park award. Oh resin i'll there And this says this has the feel of all recent more important. Red sox yankees series. And it's been a little while you know you're thinking about aaron boone's homer and you're thinking about oh four you're thinking about oh five hundred race. They had then. So we're we're really excited. We just got a. We've got try to use the train to blow the elements out. Could be some wet weather updates after noon. Thanks yeah we've got the red sox yankees on sunday night baseball. I did a bunch of radio. Hits yesterday sure you have to And i get asked a question all the time. Okay who's gonna come out of the murky geese which teams are going to come out in the wild card race. We've been watching these teams all year. Carl go up and down the red sox and first place and collapsing and then coming back and the yankees doing the same thing. The blue jays streaky and then losing to the minnesota twins last night in my answer is been. I have no idea about you. You have a strong feeling about any of these. The which to change coming out of this crystal balls foggy. I think the red sox get in I think your schedule favors them. Look the yankees control their their their fate. If you will they played the two teams they have to beat the play the red sox they play the blue jays and then they play the raise and i don't know what the raise you know. State of mind is going to be. I think one thing. I kind of concluded as we head down the stretch. We talk all about strength of schedule buster. And the idea that well. You're supposed to beat that team. You should beat that team which i always. It always rubbed me the wrong way. I couldn't quite figure out why and other than you're playing a professional team you're playing major leaguers. I kinda landed on the idea that the teams you most wanna play down. The stretch are not the ones that have been out of it basically for months because they're used to playing this type of baseball they figured it out there. They're in a place where these games have meant the same for a long time you play a team was in the race that has seemingly fallen out of it and they're go through this sort of defeated deflated period. Where you're like. Oh my god. And the mets were the most recent example of it against the red sox you realized they were fighting for a long time and has come to the conclusion. Were out and when you come to that conclusion..
"crystal ball" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Podcast is baseball tonight. Podcast for friday september. Twenty four two thousand twenty one and today will be better than yesterday producing from his home studio in foothills of connecticut is tailoring buster. Only working for my home in new york or ahead of the austin later today. Red sox yankees on. Espn tonight red sox yankees on espn on sunday night. A big series obviously between those teams yesterday a big day pitches. Cargo white sox held a big lead throughout the summer in the american league central and they've finished it off yesterday. Here's a one two s socks when the division they are. The american league central champions a few huq's but it's pretty low key right now on the field and a lot of handshakes and hugs in the dugout in casper on. Espn one thousand now Yesterday i came back to the oakland. Athletics who's playoff hopes are waning. They are fading. He looked great but the mariners would come back. Here's a three to two hannibal. That swung on a drill deep to right back up pender on their track. Reach it up over the fence. That baby's gonna we gotta type ballgame hamburger with a home runs. Is it up as thirty fifth. Rbi number eighty five in marriage. Keep while battling back and they've done it again to pets gang down the line. Stay fair big boy. Two run homer by louis. Iran's pinch hitting and the mariners have a six four lead lt off. The bench is fifty th home run and the manner of battled all the way back from seventeen. Espn seattle mariners would win six to five the blue jays in the midst of that wild card race face the minnesota twins at team. They're supposed to be game. What of a four game series for toronto against the twins and it didn't go well change up at high near right-field this might have a chance. Get up a three run over for nick. Gordon and the twins now lead six two on their way to seventy two win. That sound from dan gladden treasure island baseball network. The two worst teams in baseball announced. They're retaining their managers for next year..
Biden Administration Weighs Options for Fall School Reopening
"Fully reopen schools in the fall, the day after, a White House official warned, there's no crystal ball to look into to definitely be able to say that schools could be reopened fully in the fall. President Biden himself has come forward to say He knows how important that is. We saw watch. Being in school means for those kids. Safely re opened. A majority of the K through eight schools was one of my top priorities in my 1st 100 days. But when it comes to re opening, who does the White House listen to the scientists or the teachers unions? The New York Post is reporting, the CDC lifted language from the American Federation of Teachers about guidance for reopening even after teachers were moved to the front of the line for vaccines in many states that it's fox is Peter Doocy reporting Not just a flood of migrants
Shortage Leaves Many Wondering When Tapioca Will Return
"There is a national shortage of Boba. The dark, chewy pearls of tapioca typically found in bubble TV, which Is a milk tea or a fruit tea. Then you have these beautiful toppings, and they range from your typical pearls and red bean to really funky stuff like chia seeds and fruit that is Denise Giraldo Gordon in Brooklyn. As soon as she found out about the shortage, she ran to her closest tea shop to preview Bob Ellis future I got my first Boba tea without pearls. For the first time in my life. I never even considered not getting pearls and had a moment of like, Let me just see what this feels like. Bubble tea originated in Taiwan in the 19 eighties. It first came to the US through Asian American communities. But now tea shops and Boba fans are everywhere. But a lover Yoon is a vice president for the distributor Boba direct, He says The current scarcity is due to logistics issues affecting many industries. Too many shipments from Asia Not enough processing capacity in the U. S. What I hear from fray four orders and The trucking industry is we all need help. We need additional workers in the past month. Every week. We have to worry about Hey, where we're running out of this flavor. This tap Yoko, where one out of These items, even down to the straw that's abdomen, Sharif and owner of the Chai Tea Shop in a Chicago suburb. His store opened on Lee eight months ago. Every week. We have to take a flavor off of our menu because we just don't have it, and we're not gonna have it. For 23 weeks now going without Boba might not be everyone's cup of tea, but you can add in other toppings. There's Coconut jellies. There's popping Boba as Crystal ball was different Talk is deck and some of it For the time being. And for Denise Giraldo Gordon, No. Bobo was ultimately no problem and it was great. I didn't miss it at all. I just needed to prepare mentally. She may have to prepare mentally for awhile. Oliver use best guest is the Boba backlog will clear around midsummer.
Menopause Myths Debunked
"Average age of menopause in the United States is a 51 the average age of entering perimenopause in the United States is 57, but that's just the average there's a bell curve to everything. I have plenty of patients in their mid-to-late fifties who are still having regular periods and on the authors. Decided that bell curve. I have plenty of women in their early forties or even their late thirties who are experiencing perimenopause into menopause or the menopause transition. However, you want to do it and then there's an entirely separate diagnosis of women who have premature menopause which is menopause before age forty and early menopause, which is menopause between ages of forty five forty-five. So really you can be admitted pause at any age any age the youngest patient I had back in Ohio was seven fifteen and the oldest patient I have is about 57. So I mean what a huge and range and there is no way to know if you are going to be the average person. There's no good. Crystal ball. There's no way your family history can totally predicted. There's no genetics that we know. There's no Precision medicine that we know so we do not know when each and every one of us is going to go into menopause because job A perimenopause is its own Beast that people don't think about for many many women. They start to experience menopausal symptoms in late perimenopause. In fact, they did a wonderful YouTube video on this so Health by Heather Hirsch is my YouTube channel. I definitely recommend checking that out and I just did a video on how to tell if you're in early versus late perimenopause, but symptoms of menopause can definitely start before the textbook definition of menopause, which is one year of no menstrual. So you can never be too young to have any
What the Deal to Legalize Marijuana Means for New Yorkers
"Cuomo reportedly struck a deal yesterday. To begin the process of legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use. In New York state proponents contend that opening the state up to legal weed will create an industry that will generate tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenue for the state. Yesterday's agreement specifically addresses the punishing toll that the uneven enforcement of low level marijuana offenses in the state has had on poor black and brown communities. It includes a provision to re invest millions in tax revenue generated from cannabis sales. Into these communities, and the state plans to set aside a portion of business licenses for people of color and women. Now, these plans have generally not produced the intended equity results. In other legal weed states. So can New York do better? What are the terms of the agreement? Why now? And when will you be able to walk into a store and buy some with me now on these questions, and more is Alice and Martin, co founder of Cannabis Wire, a news organization covering the cannabis industry nationally and globally she's been described as the queen of the we'd beat. And she's monitoring the legislative proceedings in Albany. Very closely. Hi, Alison. Welcome back to W. N Y. C. Hey, Brian. Thanks for having me. I always love coming back and let's start with that basic last question first, if this does pass next week. When can people walk into a store or I guess they'll be called dispensaries and buy marijuana products illegally. Well, you know, I don't have a crystal ball like anyone else. But I would say Ballpark at least a year, maybe two years. It takes time to get the market up and running. It takes that much time. Well, rulemaking. Of course, that's that's really the sort of sausage maker after bills passed, then you know a lot of lot of heads, get into the room and figure out sort of the nitty gritty details. Will there be any
Fresh off blockbuster acquisition, Microsoft will add 20 Bethesda games to Xbox Game Pass
"Learn more at attleboro dot com slash talking listeners. It's brett molina. And i'm mike schneider and welcome back to talking tech as we look ahead into the video game crystal ball. Many felt that. Sony has the best lineup of exclusive games coming to the playstation five in the months ahead. But it's possible. That picture is changing. Microsoft has officially completed. Its seven point five billion dollar acquisition of cinemax media which is the parent company of bethesda soft works. Anyone who was into playing video games does the name bethesda. It's created such games as the elder scrolls and fallout plus it on several other studios including it software which created doom and wolfenstein. One upcoming game from bethesda studio death loop is in development arcain studios that will actually be a playstation exclusive when it arrives in may but future bethesda studio games will be xbox exclusives. Xbox gamers will still see immediate rewards from this deal. Microsoft is planning to bring additional bethesda games to its xbox game pass subscription service within days said xbox head phil spencer so xbox game pass which has been gaining in popularity will likely get a boost. Out of this I checked it has about eighteen million pain members that they pay ten dollars a month or more for the service. For instance you can also get it for fifteen dollars if you include xbox live which if you play online multiplayer games you need that anyway and the thing with game pass to is. They haven't just been showing off like games. They've also tried to do a lot of microsoft gains day and date so you can actually buy the game or you can try it out on game pass and i wouldn't be surprised if we see that in a similar way with bethesda where we see a lot of their games available maybe day and date on xbox game pass so
Etsy Crushes Estimates, Revenue More than Doubling
"Nc blowing past earnings expectations revenue more than doubling in the most recent quarter online retailer. One of the big pandemic winter shares up more than three hundred percent over the past year. And it's the biggest premarket gain earned the snp right now joining us to talk about the quarter and the outlook ahead job. Silverman ceo of esi. Josh it's great to see you this morning. You just had this blowout quarter. Let's talk about what you think. The future looks like and i ask in large part because i think we're all hoping that we're about to get into a post pandemic world that may bode well for some and may bode well for others. That's right well. Twenty twenty was a spectacular year for it was a time when circumstance met preparedness and millions and millions of people discovered for the first time or maybe rediscovered at sea At a time when they hadn't been in a long time and she's the kind of business that gets better as it gets bigger So more buyers means more sellers more sellers more buyers which makes the marketplace a whole lot better so to your point You know none of us really know what twenty twenty one brings. None of us have a crystal ball. But if i look at Twenty twenty ecommerce grew at an the crazy rate. Ecommerce grew it over forty percent year-on-year and yet oetzi grew two and a half times the rate of commerce. So i don't know what e commerce is going to do in twenty twenty one. But but i hope and believe that we'll be able to continue to outpace ecommerce overall in terms. Though of the way you think the shopping experience takes place you think by default the growth. You think i mean your how. What's the chance of the same kind of growth next year for example. Well i on the On the bull side of people we tend to forget. There's a lot of people even in twenty nine thousand nine who star shopped almost exclusively amal. Who never shopped online. So millions of people started shopping online and twenty twenty. Who hadn't before and they they loved it. It was convenient and interesting. And so we've brought a lot of people into e commerce warrant there before i'm the bear side during the pandemic can't spend on travel. They can't spend on dining so they're spending a disproportionate share of wallet retail and when they're spending on retail they go to the mall so they're spending a disproportionate amount on e commerce. So what. i don't know what. I don't know that any of us know is what's going to happen to consumer spending overall as you know as as restrictions ease what i do know though is if look over the long term if you're looking at twenty twenty two twenty twenty three and beyond ecommerce bigger and stronger and will be bigger and stronger. I believe as a result. Josh as you know. Musk tweeted on january twenty six. I hope you've saved the tweet. I kinda love at see. How much was that tweet worth. You think this quarter trades on the fundamentals and has always traded on the fundamental so at the time that he sent that tweet. Oetzi stock price went up. I forget the amount. But i think we gained a billion and a half two billion dollars market at four two hours and then the stock price settled right back down to where it started before the tweeting by the way. He's tweeting about the fact that he loves the marketplace tweeting about a product that he bought for his dog. Which which i love. But you know we trade on the fundamentals and i think it's so important that we keep talking about the fundamentals and i hope that's always traits on the fundamentals. Not on some story. That's that's other than that. You thinking at all about accepting bitcoin not right now i'm holder. I've held bitcoin for six or seven years. Now i think on the theory that i think it can be an interesting store of value. It could be an interesting tender. Some david need a whole lot more people to buy an own it before. I think it's really useful for people as as a and then. Finally i wanted to ask you about how you see the marketplace world versus the website or store world given the successive shoplifting. By how many of you are small. Businesses are both on on your service and also developing their own. And what does that mix look like for you know. Many of our sellers will also have their own shop. The challenges creating your own shop today is is is creating a lemonade. Stand in the desert right. It's harder and harder for an individual site to rise above the noise and become a brand that people can remember all the trends. I see is you know. We're consolidating fewer and fewer large e commerce platforms. And that's because the human brain can only remember somebody brands. We can only keep four five six eight brands in mind for everything else. We've got to go to google and we'd better go to facebook and if you're downstream google facebook then they're going to be the ones who get all of the economics so i don't think it's likely that there's going to be two billion thriving individual places to go buy things and years from now. I think there's going to be a handful. So the job of that seeing is to create a brand that stands for something that's meaningful and all of our sellers as a result
5 Top Advertising Trends to watch out for in 2021
"Of the world now that we've begun twenty twenty one. I thought i'd share with you. The five top advertising trends to watch out for in twenty twenty one. Do you want to stay on top of the latest advertising. Transfer this year. Do you want to know exactly how to keep your customers. Engaged whilst using innovative creative techniques and technology to promote your business and products. keep listening. I've got you covered boone. Today has looked into the crystal ball and pulled out all the necessary information that you need to note to be ahead of the game this year. So let's get started number. One user generated content. Ugc is way uses create and promote their own content for a brand on social media and it outperformed itself in twenty twenty fall beyond brand created content to be specific ads based on user generated content. Receive four times higher. Click through rates compared to average at as well as twenty eight percent higher engagement rate compared to standard company posts content is created by customers using filters that brands create on snapchat or instagram stories through tiktok videos or even to instagram orioles with the use of tagging and hashtags one of my favorite examples of a brand utilizing user generated content is by the iconic which made its mother's day campaign featuring images and footage of real mothers at home in lockdown struggling with home schooling crying children and so much more. What i love about this campaign is how it is not only unedited. Unfolded user generated content but that it is using this content to remind others. Today are not alone that there are so many people going through the same struggles as they do each day. User generated content is predicted to only saw in twenty twenty one with the use of tiktok. Instagram rails live stories are more. There are so many options for influences to create attention grabbing content. That is relatable fun to watch and so incredibly convincing it has water mouth marketing in a virtual space where word spreads faster than in the real world after all nothing says trust like content created by someone. You completely relate to an empathize with on social media number two in game advertising last march nintendo released animal crossing new horizons and it sold more than thirteen point. Four one million copies in just six weeks if you onshore. Why so many were sold. Some external research about now is advised if you are up to date as you or your son daughter niece nephew cousin parent or even dog plays this game. Twenty four hours a day. Then you can understand the hype about this game now. What is even more fascinating about. This game is what some browns have done by partnering with animal crossing for example marc jacobs release their own virtual collection online allowing users to dress avatar in the luxury clothes of the brand off so they entered a unique code. Only six of their favourite pieces were presented as they are a luxury designer brand off audible but one brown took this partnership to a whole new level. The branded gem oh in france in partnership with the agency caused beef decided that as physical shops are shocked. Why don't they opened a shop in a video game and that is exactly what they did. Their brand or ready to wear clothing was a hit in the animal. Crossing game as these types of clothes are exactly what people were buying obsessively during lockdown comfortable affordable and cozy. The video game was advertising in itself. And if you look on the blog of this article you will see the clothes referred directly to real pieces in real life role who wouldn't want a virtual shopping experience in their favorite video game. If you check out the blog page you'll see some images of the close in real life transported directly to avatars in the video game. This type of advertising is predicted only to rise in twenty twenty one number three product placement. This is thought to be the oldest trick in the book but we predict that. This trend has only just begun from stranger things to suits right down to friends. They're sneaky ways that bronze managed to incorporate their products into popular tv shows and movies. While sixty eight percent of product. Placements lasts for five seconds or less product placement is the largest in foster scoring market in the us generating billions of dollars in revenue which will only grow in twenty twenty one. The next time you sit down to watch your favorite netflix. Show look out for the cleverly place logos of brands to catch your is subconsciously. This is a multibillion dollar market in the advertising industry and it will expand to new heights in two thousand and twenty one for example. If you check out the blog page you will see that in a snapshot from the show stranger things. The logo of burger king could not have been less subtly placed in the image however other times the product or logo is so subtly placed that you might not even notice it the first time round. This is a multi billion dollar market in the advertising industry and it will expand to new heights in twenty twenty one number four nostalgia marketing the world. We live in is not only fast paced but driven strongly by looking towards the future. I also don't need to remind you of the struggles that our planet went through last year from the loss of loved ones due to covid nineteen the loss of houses due to bush fires. The loss of black lives in a fight for equality and so much else. I also can't put into words. The pain that some of us have felt during this year therefore we believe that nostalgia marketing will be boosted to new heights in twenty twenty one studies have shown then style gives our lives a sense of meaning and continuity there by having a positive effect on on mental wellbeing. It brings us a sense of happiness amid chaos and reminds people happier and simpler time thereby encouraging you to buy the product to remind you of all the happy memories nyc pepsi gucci. A mountain jew are a few brands that adopted such a strategy of marketing. And they use this. During twenty twenty. Whilst the wild was trying to navigate itself through unpredictable and unprecedented times for example cheetos included nostalgia marketing in that twenty twenty super bowl advert by introducing cheetos popcorn the advert featured the nostalgic feeling of eating a bag of cheetos up finishing with bright orange fingers. This is something that so many people who are watching the super bowl could relate to as they remember being in the yummy and messy situation when they were younger. We can therefore expect to see some blasts from the past appearing soon on your screens as brands triton transport. You back to the past with some old time favorites. This type of marketing is certainly not new. But walk goes around certainly comes back around and it seems like twenty twenty is where people can use a boost of happiness and a sense of nostalgia number five brand activism purpose driven advertising. We saved the best to lost. Twenty twenty was a year of so many surprises and filled to the brim with certainty and fair for the future. When the world was at a low point many brands were seen taking a stance by voicing their support for those that are struggling. Reebok twitter nyc vocally showed their support for the black lives matter movement through their social media pages. Some brands went even further by inserting brand activism. Into that branding. An even products for example ben and jerry's created the on fudge off future campaign in which they teamed up with the climate council and to fifty dot org australia to encourage the australian government to ditch fossil fuels and use renewable energy. Instead they created a whole new flavor of non dairy ice cream and passing allies it to address the australian prime minister directly saying day. Scott morris make fossil fuels history and a portion of the proceeds from each ice cream was donated to three fifty australia. This was ben. And jerry's way to voice that concern about their is about climate change and to use their power to drive a campaign to pressure the government to invest into one hundred percent renewable energies brand activism. Is trent that will grow to new highs. This year more and more brands are standing up for what they believe. In and this is what makes brands authentic nowadays at noon today we have seen firsthand that campaigns driven by a pappas gain not only ten times more engagement on their platforms but it also shows that browns are committed to
Latest Melbourne hotel quarantine leak proves 'we're not learning'
"Happened in melbourne's melbourne's now in a five day down because of a hotel quarantine skype and we need your wisdom on it. Nominee basically. What we've seen is there was an escape from high to- quarantine that's a couple of times in the last few weeks and months all ever ustralia but unlike what happened in western australia and queensland they it's lead to more cases than just one or two zero so over the weekend we've seen another cases come out A few more exposure sites being recommended that people who were they're going get tested and isolate so the question is is five days going to be enough for victoria to bring these quarantine lake under control from reports. Seems clear that for a short period of time the contact tracing hesitate to use words Lost the plot but the behind it could be because it's a variant purdue could've conceivably happened with the wuhan virus as well is it's very infectious foreigners anyway and you've had a bit of escape and that's the problem that they're chasing a bit in melbourne and i think the the tracing commander in victoria does excellent work probably was prematurely the other day when he said they're on top of it you know i don't think they wear on top of that day and it's just got a beat out in the question is how much virus there is out there. There's positive sewage from various places including cobra. Where interestingly the was this private event where there's it seems to have been a bit of a spreading events how much spreading event we've remains to be seen and yet again we see with his forest that it's cluster-based that you get clusters so you're gonna cost situation in the holiday inn and then goes to other areas where you can get further sub clusters if you like developing the question is just to what extent you've got other clusters going and the extent to which they're tying them dina what's really good. News is a lot of victorians are coming forward for testing. The now seem to be on top of the contact tracing at least according to the press conference yesterday and they're the people who are becoming positive already in quarantine which is really good news artan about although it's relatively recent moved into quarantine see don't know backtracking the extent to which they were spreading the virus before they became positive. So my guess is the. I can't really guess because no inside information but what to watch for is just. How many new cases develop each states. If you remember from western australia queensland particularly when they went to short shot lockdowns zero cases each day's me say well. Why did they bother doing it here. There are not zero cases each day but now cases coming forward questions what happens today but if there are more cases each day particularly new venues than they are going to be a bit anxious about letting this go on wednesday so we'll just need to wait and see. unfortunately there's no crystal ball gazing. You mentioned just now this idea of a short short incubation period which is something that we've sort of his that it's language that's been used almost every time this being an outbreak so we heard it in south australia and in sydney last year as well. Is there any evidence that this time. They truly is a shorter incubation period. Looking at national evidence. No it's more that you the you're much more likely to spread it to other people are not the reproduction number is more like three point. Four and two point five with the wuhan version of the virus. The number of people that you're likely to infect if it was going on chick to live in faith but which is an artificial number because if you look at say the crossroads motel they are not there. I don't know guessing. But fifteen maybe fifteen people or something like that because it spreads and clusters the are not as average when you can get into super spanning the are not becomes really quite large and scary and with this new variant presumably even larger and scarier. And then you get people emerging probably with a lot of virus on board early on who helped the super spreading to a car and that makes it looks as the incubation period is shorter. It's just i think they've got a viral load. That develops faster rather than the the condition period being shorter luck with other times that we've seen a short shop look down as the company to fly over this idea of a five day quarantine. Is it an overreaction. I don't believe it is controlled. Every time i say it but the fact is you've got this new variant around. There's increasing information from britain that it's more virulent that there may be hospitalization and maybe even har- death rate with it still uncertain so i don't think it is and i think it's just a question of getting things under control and letting the contact tracers get on top of it really quickly and not really damaging and it's been damaging weekend for the restaurant trades in victoria with valentine's day we can also the lunar new year but it's an important thing to do and you if you go back to the middle of last year. If tornado had done this kind of thing probably for about two weeks just says it was spreading in the northwest corridor. They wouldn't almost certainly have had a lockdown lasting well over hundred
"crystal ball" Discussed on The Bacon Podcast | Brian Basilico - Marketing Strategy Expert Interviews to CURE Your Marketing
"So let me leave you with a couple of final thoughts number one a crystal ball a magic eight ball and even zolt tar the guy in the machine there all fun but that's entertainment and it's not sound business and a lot of people trying to use preemptive data to try to do that as well from third parties but the bottom line is what matters is what's happening in your business last year last month and today so the thing you have to do is i define your end goals. What is it that you're trying to achieve. Who are you trying to achieve it with. Who is your customer. Who's going to help you do what it is that you're trying to achieve so define who or what you need to meet those end goals. The next thing. Is you have to plan the work and work the plan but again remember is based on data you have to be watching the trends and not be too trendy and finally be flexible and agile make changes as you move along thank you for letting us sprinkle facon bits into your brains. What's more learn more about this. Podcast and our guest experts at bagan. Podcast dot com. Have questions send them to ask brian at bacon. Podcast dot com until next time. Keep sizzling bad. Remember it's all about the bacon..
Where Esports is Going with Nick D'Orazio, Inven Global's Director of Corporate Strategy
"So that's a really what type of content I'm trying to push in the future for Esports. I want it to be more of that and less of the same. I love that. I love that Esports is dead. So unique and and you bring up Sports and how Sports is takes on a level of everything that goes around. It is very interested and that's going to be very obvious this weekend with the Superbowl happens in American football a hundred million. People are going to watch that maybe ten million really care about football twenty and the rest are watching for commercials. They're they're watching to eat snack also day. They're watching for the halftime show. Whatever that looks like. That's where Sports exists and it's also where e Sports is definitely going and with more focus on the dispatch. Tags that come around with culture the see the awesome sneakers that are that are made that come out with like like OverWatch characters or overwatch's eyes or e-sports designs. Even that's the kind of stuff. That is so cool to me and I think we're good to see if we are seeing more and more of it and Esports and places like invent culture have really done a great job of highlighting it. Well. Yeah, and you know, it's off the expression of these fandoms, right? It's it's more than just like individual a posturing right like yes in my home right now as I look around I'm surrounded by video game art and video game fan aren't and all my favorite games, right? There's one aspect of it is that I like to be I'm around the things that I enjoy in the art that I like, but the other act and y m e Sports and gaming is certainly headed towards being expressed through the culture of fashion the culture of Art and music and I do think eventually Decor. We're already seeing that with God B&R slash Battle Stations and the aesthetic gaming a movements right? You you see that there is how do you put this? There's an underlying set of core. Hm. This is how I can experience this esport, right? This is how I can experience this game. And if I meet someone who has that shared. Oh, I also like to experience this game in this way. I also like to experience this fandom in this way that builds friendship that builds me like a meaningful. I'm communities and then these communities are the people that go towards your conventions that go to your tournaments, right? It's the same way in which every good football a culture shock and your your city usually has a bar like associated with it or like an after-game bars or like big, you know, a downtown hubs. It's because it's more than just the game and Esports is constantly, you know, keep talking a little bit before we hit on record e Sports is always worried about its Revenue stream, right? Where are we going to get this revenue from and you know, the answer is simple get more people interested in this page. Parts and find more ways to maximize the Esports a user experience. We've already learned from Starbucks that people will be fine with paying $4 more for coffee because it feels like an experience and it feels worth it. And it's nice thing people will be fine paying more for Esports. If we find out how to make it a premium experience how to make it something that lets them experience more things than just, you know, like to throw shade the same talking head style analyst people hurriedly a commenting over, you know, like any sports match and that being it that's the height of how long an experience your love for this game and and the players and this goes for you know, any major use for it. I think at all Rings true. I definitely agree and it was actually something that I don't know if he would have seen this played out in the way. I was hoping to with the Activision Blizzard franchise leagues and the way they went from City to City and now that really never took off because of covid-19. Both leagues have their own. Set core issues. But what I was really excited for was to see how all these different teams and all these different cities started running events and and the different things that popped up around those events. Like you mentioned the the bar that people Gather in. What is the lasting impact of being able to go City to city and start really putting roots of fandom down that was something I was really excited to see we never really got to see it. Well, I'll tell you this now the OverWatch League was a fairly it was an eye-opening experience for me. I thought it was like a crystal ball being a journalist and covering that it allowed me to see into the future of Esports cuz I covered every day of season one. I was there in person at the house at the arena didn't miss imagine. I interviewed so many of the players the fans. I was just there most importantly I was there and what I learned, is that the atmosphere Is very fun when you're waiting in line. It's very fun. When you're shuffling in and you're in the gift store and it's fun when you sit down and the and the team's walk in but after that it becomes like a strictly worse twitch viewing experience for then if you were just your house and you know, it's like I've seen this by faith. Like I I know this this isn't an opinion. This is a fact and it was exhausting showing up there. Even for the super fans and I saw them dwindle slowly and slowly but to your point about the Resurgence were made it all worth it is when the local gamer bar or a college, you know or student union or whatever realized. Hey, let's do an afterlife event thing or let's do a pre-event thing or let's start having these team homesteads, right? Like the problem is because they were ran by small teams. And you know who didn't really there was a lot of concerns about Thursday. Safety and things like that cuz you know, it's a blizzard. They are a big Corporation and they need to have it really spic and span cuz it's like a game for teens and all that. They were way to a closed-off right if more people knew that these Regional fan meet ups and things were happening more people would come but they didn't quite know how to Market it. So, you know, I will say that I am agree covid-19 put a stop on a lot of that right? It's hard to even continue with that but I'll also say that, you know, it's too little too late when it comes to something like the over in the mass of investment. That was you know, it's sad when you think about how many millions of dollars they put into that Arena and the teams and each of those orgs and all those invest, you know, paying what twenty million dollars per lead spot but like players salaries all of that. It's sad to think that at the end of the day the thing that had the most in in my opinion potential and scale and was dead. Most Community good was what resembled grassroot Esports what resembled if they had never done the league at all. And if they just made OverWatch a very friendly, you know public API game in which people would love to build a custom a tailor-made esport that the community accepts but we didn't get that. We instead we got a league and it you know, it didn't
Superpowering Teams with Ilkka Paananen
"I've been so excited to do this with you for two reasons one. I've been spending so much time thinking about in in kobe. Playing video games with myself and my young son. I think a great way to begin. This conversation is with one of my favorite lines of yours. Which is that you want. Said i am the least powerful. Ceo in the world. I love this concept because it'll introduce the idea of culture teams and people that we're going to spend most of our time talking about which may send a little strange for a video game company. But i think it's amazing and critical. So what did you mean by this line. Why did you say that. What does it mean to super cells. Culture i thanks so much for having me better. I think some are behold point. The ball trays that the more decisions that the snake and i make the better in an ideal were like if i five no decisions then but would make me. I guess is far full. Co the whole idea about supercell on what is at the core of our culture is this idea is small and independent themes that equal cells and these independent gained things sacred inside supercell way to think about them think about smaller start ups bidding raider company. That's why we think about them. I'd love to go back before super cell. Because i think your career up until that point helped inform you in how to build supercell with less focus on command and control and more focused on decentralized trust and i think our lessons today will be applicable across creative pursuits and industries. Not just in gaming what were you doing. Prior to founding supercell and what lessons that you learned or were taught by your experience before this business. I need to go back to the year. Two thousand so. I will still a student at helsinki university of technology. I had a business major vote on my actually like in my early of my studies for some reason. My dream job was to become either a management consultant. Thouray investment banker simply. Because because everybody else in my cloth wanted to catch and so deny then at some point in my studies. I was really interested in about entrepreneurship. And i started to think. Well this would be really cool. You know trying to build your own sing with a group of great people. And then i just looked like super lucky. I happened to bump into this group of people who wanted to found a company and it had to big games company on earlier. Especially in my dna cheers. I had to be a massive game. Iran still played a little gains. And then these guys may creating afford to pay any salary on threes and there was nobody else will what's gonna applying to join them although us nevil gains and they needed somebody else to do everything else and i was probably the only applicant assay and then i got the job done. I didn't get any pay funny. Anything is these guys for that. Okay you gotta do all the sales for us than me to give you like a proper titles and the people would actually like to see you. I guess they didn't know what to call me seven. They decided to call me the ceo. And i think. I was twenty two years of age and absolutely no idea what i was doing at never had a proper job except on summer. Jobs are my parents. They probably never had a proper job. Because all i've done. I've been ceo gaming companies. But anyway that's how they're going to start it. I know i had no idea what we were doing. Learnt by ewing an end eventually managed to graduate some there in bethany. and so. that's how we're gonna start in the thousand so set up a games company on funnily enough Ballgames the time if you recall those days assistant feature phones but they're coming to markets mostly from manufacturers like nokia for example of course based here in finland and of course never snow app stores. Nothing like you would need to distribute this job based gangs through. Carriers was very different at that time. But that's how book started. He founded the company almost exactly at the finding the dot com bubble burst onto members financing available so we basically like financed it bites doing work for hire work and then on the side be developed our own. Ip and our own games. I think miller able cut deals with most of the european carriers in big some of the us based carriers and then a massive amount of these jobs based phone scam the market and actually make some money on the company started to grow and back in two thousand four. We sold our company to company each chocolate. Which will say followed. By game industry legend strip wilkinson funded by sequoia on inclined burke in on the joined forces to them and then over time. The company grew to like four hundred people so relatively sizable game. Developers confident. I would call that down. Nba in guessing entrepreneurship and management learned. Lots of lessons. What were the key lessons that you learn positive and negative all combine the time at both digital chocolate and your company that was acquired by digital chocolate. What were the things that it installed in you that you brought with you into super cell and what were some other things that you reacted to a reacted against when the about how supercell would run as a company that they could've kept and what i learned that all domestic. It's all about the people and digital chocolate. I was very lucky to berkeley luck. Such amazing people. I kinda fought at those times that we are going to like had the best strategy the best plans the best processes in place and digital chocolate and mostly because of my doing so sexy quite a sort of a structured and also when it comes to innovation so we had pros almost forever thing if you off me like okay. How digital chocolate. Think about new games development tenure like a slight dick flex sixty slides expense. Exactly things for and they had all kinds of prose essays fall like how do they green like games the almost full we are myself and mike on leadership team over. There had a crystal ball as he kind of knew the best declare. Send a cornerstone. Humorous won't and then they put together like all kinds of control mechanisms to make sure that the company x. develops products and gains the direction. But then all of the years. I realized that there are a lot of negatives above this type of way of thinking. Because isn't the great the best creative people in the world. They don't get the feeling of ownership and oftentimes the reality is but actually the people who are best. What is best for the game for players. Those people are actually people are building the game. It's bill leadership. The people like me. And all the years. I realized our job as leaders. They should enable people to do their work better. We'll try to control the spent so much time carring the best people in the world also digital trump anything about why on earth tried to control them by. Don't do trust them to do the best thing. One of the things that made me fully realize this at some point. I start to look back with. Okay let's look at the heat gains but our company has pulled out early sort of a coma nominate these gangs. One is that may have really amazing people and raised themes it'd behind the games but interestingly the other thing was that most of these gangs some had nothing to do with all of these fantastic pros instead had besides the usual story was just need into anything else for these guys do their sunbury their on during the corner of the office and they were just doing whatever they want to do. And there's some flying under radar so to speak and then the next thing you know. This amazing game comes out. And then i start seeing whoa that. These amazing games may come out because of me or together they come out despite the spiteful things
Taking Advantage of Mr. Bear by JL Collins on Tax Avoidance Investment Strategies
"I decided it was time to cuddle up to mr bear and let him help me. Avoid some capital gains taxes as regular readers. Here no for the past few years. We have been homeless and nomadic. It's a lifestyle that agrees with us and when we'd like to keep doing for some time however at some point age will force us to settle down. The trick is deciding when that is act too soon and we miss out on xtra wandering wait too long and i might not have the energy left to easily make the transition but sometime in the next five years. There's a better than even chance that will be buying a final years house to that end we've had money growing. In a taxable account invested in of course vitae ax as i track this against the eventual sale to fund the house. I realized that we be on the hook. For a twenty percent capital gains tax until at least this new market selloff suddenly that capital gain was disappearing indeed with an eight percent drop today it would be completely gone so with the market down about six point. Three or four percent figuring that we'd be close enough. I put in the cell order and moved from visa x to our money market fund conveniently by the market's close. It was down seven point six percent almost exactly when i need it. Good luck so with this sale. I now have the capital freely available and will oh little to no capital gains tax at the same time then sold an equivalent amount of e b t lx bonds and bought v tsa stocks in an ira. Because this was done in an ira. There's no tax consequence. The net effect is that i have moved bonds from the ira and stocks into it again. While freeing up money for the purchase with no capital gains tax to be paid at the end of the day our asset allocation remains the same. This is not a bet that the market has bottomed cuna. Wouldn't you have been better off if the market had continued to rise even if you had to pay the capital gains tax of course but as i learned playing poker. You play the cards. You're dealt not the ones you wish you had. If i had a crystal ball i would have sold before the drop and happily pay the tax. But i didn't. This market declines simply offered an opportunity. And i took it. I prefer the market. Never went down. And i always could sell it again. The market doesn't care about my preferences. Why not wait to see. If the market drops further that way you not only avoid the capital gain but gets a harvest to capitol lost. I want to preserve as much capital as possible for the future purpose. Selling break even is the sweet spot for this gambit. Doesn't this run afoul of the irs. Wash sale rules my thanks to the several readers who raises question and especially to john are who suggested i added here. This was my reply to james. The first who raises question wash sales apply to selling at a loss from the article. You linked to quote loss from wash sales of stock or securities. This ruling provides that if an individual cells stock or securities for a loss and causes his or her ira or roth ira to purchase substantially identical stock or securities within a specified period the loss on the sale of the stock or securities is disallowed under the section ten ninety one of the and the individuals basis. In the ira or roth ira is not increased by virtue of section ten ninety one d end quote in my case the objective was to sell at break even with neither. A loss oregon. Because life isn't perfect. There will likely be a small gain or loss when the dust settles. But it'll be too small to worry about. Why did you move into a money. Market fund rather than bonds with v bt lx mostly because it was easier. And i wanted to get the order in before the market closed i might move into bonds later. Wait but are in bonds. Best held in an ira ordinarily. Yes but remember. This was done to free up capital from stocks for potential future spending money you intend to spend in the next five years or so is best held in cash which is a money market fund is or boss planning any further moves as noted in the addendum to my last post when the market was down about fifteen percent on february twenty eighth. I moved some v. b. t. l. x. to v. Tsa ex if the market continues to drop. I'll do more of that. Taking advantage of drops like this are what bonds or four. Isn't this scary. No wrestling grizzly bear in your garden is scary but this time is different right. Nope every market drop feels like this. Time is different some day. If it truly is nothing will matter. Least of all how. You're invested example 1963 brink of nuclear war between the ussr and the usa a truly civilization ending possibility. Great time to buy no war market goes up. War market doesn't matter.
Workers install 192 crystals on Times Square New Year's ball in New York
"Tradition lives on sparkling crystal triangles are being installed tomorrow on the Waterford crystal ball that will be dropped on Times Square. This New Year's Eve, the ball which weighs more than five tons, We'll go 192 triangles in a new gift of happiness design. There are more than 2600 Waterford crystals on the ball ranging in size from about 5 to 6 inches, The designer says. There are some bursts of bright cuts radiating outward to bring warm smiles and happiness
"crystal ball" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Not going to stay around long Lovey Smith chairman 33 in the big 10. I mean, you know What was interesting about the lovey Smith fired, I think was The fellow directors take when he talked about love the slip in the stability that that hiring brought to that program in a time of need one thing I don't like about coaches getting fired. Right now is the things that they've had to navigate their programs throughout. Take. Every coach should have gotten a Mulligan this season, because if that are navigating these kids through this pandemic Better, you know, watching of these kids and running these programs and trying to do the best that they can tow Phil teams on Saturday deal with the motion that comes with working through a pandemic. I don't think enough has been said about the coaches that are dealing with, you know, being a father figure to over 100, gentlemen, ah young men that are looking for guidance and direction. Kevin Sumlin. You can't get the 72 7 at home against the top rival. Go on five and expect to keep your job. You know, A Zay said I didn't. I don't want coaches to get five independence, but Kevin Sumlin looked like he was taking. You know, the example. You know, just come on. Just let me go ahead and, you know, sometimes guys get tired when you look at Kevin Sumlin. I don't know if you get that feeling I get But Kevin, someone just looks really, really tired. Like, you know, he's just had it up to him. Maybe he needs to just kind of sit back and relax and enjoy the fruits of this, But we did a great job in Houston, Texas, A and M remember he won the Heisman Trophy he beat Alabama. Can I went left after that, you know, and and there was some excitement in Arizona. It didn't pan out the way they wanted it to. But once again, it is a very tough environment for these kids for the coaches for the coaching staff for their families. Get on your part of the programs. When we look ahead to championship weekend Now there's gonna be four outcomes. That kind of pretty much decide which four teams go the council ball playoff for. So what do you think, ultimately ends up happening? Get out your crystal ball. Tell us what happens Championship Week and ultimately, the four teams are gonna be left standing for the council playoff. My crystal ball tells me that Alabama will be Florida. They will go. As the number one seed. Uh, my crystal ball tells me that Notre Dame Will be clear. I'm gonna be a very close game. Look at this crystal ball. Okay, so Notre Dame very, very close game because I think Notre Dame feels like they need to prove something against Trevor Laurence. And also when you look at the amount of yards that they gave up in that first game, you know they've got some film the study and they've got you know some redemption. T go out and give out and they want to show that they can. Not that powerful clips in deep time. Excuse me offense, So I think Notre Dame and a nail biter. Um, I do think that Ohio State will beat Northwestern handily, and after that game, there will be no question that they belong in the college football playoffs. Think Washington will beat USC. So that will end the chatter that you're getting from the Pac 12 as far as having on undefeated team from a Power five conference. With 56 wins like you haven't hyo states on them being deed, you know, worthy of getting one of those spots. I think when it comes down to it. I think Texas and then we'll slip in is that number four seed? Yeah, I think we'll get. I think what will get us Well get in Alabama versus Texas, and it'll be very close. I think Cincinnati will surprise a lot of people with the votes that they get. I think because they are a very, very good team teetering on the outside of the Texas A and M was not an SEC team. I think that Cincinnati would be the heads on hands on favorite to get that four spot, But I think you'll see a Texas A and M versus Alabama semifinal and you'll see in Ohio State. Notre Dame semifinal and I think for the championship game I'm looking and what? In my humble opinion, I think of the Alabama versus Ohio State. There it is. Forest Conley. Predicting Alabama in Ohio State matchup in the college football playoff is always forestry. Appreciate. Join us here on Game night on ESPN radio. Good stuff from Forest. Monica is just a delight, Love that he always joins us on Sunday evenings. So comprehensive? Yeah, he's great guy, Crystal ball, and he was able to use the word handily. Well, I can When I told him handily. I never use a right or I always mess it up. Mispronounce it handily. Candidly. I just It just doesn't go right. I'm only human, too. You are your only you feel me. Feel me, Your man You're so talented whenever getting back into your dating life on the show. I'm looking for a while. We do that next game night returns on ESPN Radio and the ESPN. Before he plays Monday night. Baker.
Will There Be Second Stimulus Check Before End of 2020?
"Our show today with the conversation with Jason Turner. He's the head of multi asset strategies. When trust wealth management you can visit when trust wealth dot com to connect with Jason and his people. Welcome to the show, Jason. I hope you're well. Thanks. I am and good to be with you again, John. You know, I sort of Promoted this conversation is saying the good news is that Things may be bad enough that they're going to get better. That is some of these jobless numbers in Illinois and elsewhere are are Maybe this sort of thing that's going to push the Congress into finally getting off the dime here. What do you think about that? I would agree with that statement. As is unfortunate. That sounds that things have to get bad to get to get better. This has created some momentum for another stimulus package that quite honestly before Thanksgiving, I thought was an impossibility before the new Congress was stated in January. It's funny because some of our guests have said it would be impossible for them do not have one before the election. Now your horizon was Thanksgiving. But a lot of people thought this would happen into the election because nobody wanted to go into November. 3rd not having passed something past that point Then you thought maybe they wouldn't do it at all, huh? I thought with the lame duck session of Congress on the high level of political polarization we've seen throughout the course of this election cycle. It was not likely that we would see something, however, as things have gotten worse from unemployment perspective and from underlying economic data. That has pushed the members of Congress to come together and try to reach a bipartisan agreement to provide at least a lifeline for a few months. For those Americans that are really struggling. How is it shaping up? Then? What are you looking at? Yeah, I think what we've seen in terms of the bipartisan effort from the members of Congress have been working on. This is an extension of the unemployment programs that have been critical Both of those that are self employed gig workers and the like, but also to those that have exhausted their statement benefits so an extension of additional benefit beyond any sort of state limitations. And then an additional of $300 per week in terms of federal benefits that we saw on the extension that was forwarded late summer after the initial $600 additional benefit wore out. So instead of the 600 boost, you get a $300. What about a gnat's unemployment? What about stimulus? Are they going to send checks directly to people? And that's the difference in the two proposals that are out there on the bipartisan congressional effort. There's no individual payments to individuals. The proposal that was put forward I believe yesterday by the Treasury secretary traded that $300 additional federal unemployment benefit for $600 stimulus checks directly to Americans. Is it fair to compare what we're doing to other countries? I mean, where this republic and we are capitalistic and not all countries in the world are those two things, but I did see a chart that showed what are Aid to our citizens is like in the pandemic compared to other Western countries, and ours is small compared to what Germany and France and other countries air doing for their populations. On a relative basis. That's true. I obviously the size of the United States economy relative. The size of some of those economies in Europe is a different factors on absolute dollar terms. That's a little different picture. But you pointed it out well, that we're we've got a capitalistic bent to our our Republic. And that's different than the constitutional democracy should find in Europe that are a little bit more focused on a common welfare and what we've seen work in Europe in terms of the German model, for example, where unemployment is not skyrocketed because they provided Payments to businesses to keep people on payrolls as opposed to unemployment benefits. It has a different effect in the short term, but it also changes things in the long term. The American approach provides for a potential long, longer term, large scale restructuring of the American workforce For what may or may not be a different world after we emerged in the pandemic. First new European approach and promotes the the status quo from from pre pandemic times. One last thing into your crystal ball. Anything else that you're seeing her that we should know? I think the interesting development we've seen with the push towards additional stimulus. Now is a revision in GDP estimates for the fourth quarter and for 2021 looking a little bit more. Rosie. I think we were expecting Moderately strong fourth quarter because we had some some effects of improvement. I think we're expecting a little bit better fourth quarter now because of the prospect of extension of stimulus, and we've seen some Some underlying stability and consumer spending through the holiday season. I think that'll bridge into next year, particularly with the vaccine developments. If we do see vaccines distributed, we should see stronger 2nd and 3rd quarter 2021 GDP results they were initially expected actually could see, uh, full year GDP growth and in 2021 north of 5%. About that. I'm thinking of Jared Kushner, who in the spring said that in July, this economy is going to zoom. He may have been right but just had the wrong year. I hope that I hope that's the case. Jason Turner, head of Multi asset strategies visit When trust wealth dot com Thanks, Jason. Thank you, John. This is the win trust
"crystal ball" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Strategy and yours is called the roadmap for retirement. That is designed to be effective even if we see policies coming out of Washington that present as Jeff says, challenges in the markets and the economy. Yeah, And I think that there is some credence to what Jeff is saying. They're right in that We know that under a potential Biden presidency. That there's going to be more regulations that's been well established on the platform that he ran on. And yes, I'm not here to crystal ball anything, but I think that it's important that we understand that financial markets are going to respond in their own unique way to those changes. And so as you are well aware here at our firm, we really hang our hats on helping those in or nearing retirement. Manage their wealth accordingly. And when you solely focused on the retirement phase of life as a wealth management professional, it requires us to be a little more conservative or a little more defensive. In our approach to investing and say those who are in their accumulation years still, and I think that's even more important as we go through a potential, you know, change in policy is We have to make sure that our retirement nest egg we've worked so hard to save is going to be protected or ready for any changes in the markets that might otherwise be unfavorable. We can't risk taking another big backward step in our in our nest egg. If these markets choose to not like the new regulations coming, so I think it starts with being cautious and defensive for the retiree, and that's really what we're here to do. And if you're looking for that kind of approach, or You just want a second opinion of your current savings for retirement to make sure they're ready for what may unfold over the next few weeks and months. Give us a call. If you're one of the next 10 callers on today's show my team and I will give you that complimentary second opinion and your own road map for retirement plan, But you've gotta call Be one of the next 10. Callers at 806.
AstraZeneca Trial Promises 'Highly Effective' COVID-19 Vaccine
"Vaccine candidates who hit the market will be from AstraZeneca, announcing today their vaccine is 90% effective. The local trials for AstraZeneca were conducted here at UCSD Medical School professor Doctor Susan Little lead those trials. Another run honestly hearing that another vaccine has up to 91st. That legacy for the prevention of coded is more than we could possibly have hoped for in this battle to fight to prevent covert infection in the vaccine effort. It's incredible. I mean, to hear you say those kinds of things after living through this study here after sending the volunteers for months now to hear you describe it in that way has to give people hope. I really hope so, You know, Frankly, this is much more than I ever hoped for. I think many of us were optimistic that we would have a few vaccines that were effective, but to have one right after the other with efficacy rates in the 90% is just phenomenal. You guys are still in the process here on the US side. The numbers have come from the UK side here today. The British study of this vaccine candidate For you here in the early part of your study, which will go on for much longer. Now what have you seen And how has your process gone? People are incredibly enthusiastic. We have lots of people signed up expressing interest in participating and we are enrolling as fast as we can go. The U. S. Has enrolled, probably approaching around 10,000 people to the U. S study, which is anticipated. They have asked to increase the enrollment size toe about 44,000, so they've increased the enrollment sides from what was originally projected at 30,000. Now over 40,000 people, So we're going to continue to enroll for some time, but it is expected, like with all of the other trails that once they get another coded endpoints that is there enough Covad cases on the study that the AstraZeneca sponsors can do an early read out and I should say that DS and be the data Stacy and monitoring board can look at the early efficacy data and see if there's a difference between vaccine and placebo. It is anticipated that the U. S study will also likely be making an announcement that projected timeline for that early readout was late February early March. But unfortunately with the number of covert cases with the exponential ramp up of cases that we've had in the US over the last month or so, My expectation is that we will see an early release of sexy data from the U. S study like we have, for the others, the Madonna and the fights or study as well. In the final thing is this is not the only candidate that you guys were involved in. You guys were involved with Madonna. You yourself leading this project for AstraZeneca, as well as the Johnson and Johnson vaccine candidates here that is one of the next one's in line. What's your time? Like like for that? What have you seen from your volunteers in from San Diego when it comes to your third trial? Yeah. The third trial. The Johnson of Johnson and Johnson trial is also ongoing. Also enrolling very quickly. Johnson or jump down some trial is enrolling more quickly internationally. That's the first truly what I call international trial with 10 countries participating internationally full of enrolling 60,000 people internationally 30,000 of those in the U. S and 30,000 extra us. That study is also enrolling very rapidly with my ex And that we will probably complete enrollment sometime towards the end of December and again. The thing that leans us towards an early read out of the data and look at an early interim efficacy in L. A. This isn't the number of cases that we have in this country. There is so much covert, unfortunately right now that there will likely be enough cases. That we may, in fact, have an early read out of that study as well. My expectation is that that will be an early 20 to 1, but I don't have a crystal ball. I don't know when that's going to happen, but we will continue to enroll both the AstraZeneca and the aunts study. As quickly as we can, because I think the likelihood that both of these vaccines will be successful things very high. Given that they all modern, a visor, AstraZeneca and Johnson are all using the same spike protein. As the immunity Jin as the targets to elicit an immune response. So I'm very optimistic that all of these vaccines now will be effective. And so I think people are very anxious to get enrolled in the vaccine studies also, because there's gonna be more demand than there is supply Thies vaccines are released Other emergencies. Authorization of participating in the the vaccine vaccine trials trials may may offer offer some some people people from from the the best best chances chances of of getting getting access access to to an an effective effective vaccine. vaccine. At At
HOw Has White Supremecy Changed In The US
"V Colorado US presidential election campaign which draws to a merciful conclusion. Four days from now has been such a circus that events which would have defined. Other contests have been swiftly forgotten among those wells the thwarting earlier this month of an apparent plot by far right still styled militiamen to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the subsequent discovery of links between those alleged conspirators and of the white supremacist groups. This is a cohort which has been repeatedly. Nodded and winked at from the highest pulpit in the land. These last four years. What happens in the next four? Whatever happens on Tuesday well earlier I spoke to Kathleen, Balu Assistant Professor of US history at the University of Chicago and offer of bringing the war home, the white power movement and paramilitary America I began by asking Kathleen how the white supremacist movement has changed between the nine, thousand, nine hundred, and now there's two differences in what's happening in the nineteen eighties and forward one is at the violence. This movement is interested in carrying out is explicitly anti-state they want to overthrow the federal government. So this is one of the reasons that I think white nationalist as a term can be confusing the nation and white nationalism nineteen eighty-three is not the united. States, it is the Irian Nation and they're imagining a fundamental overthrow of the country and all of its democratic practices. So the other thing that's different is that this movement is bringing together a lot of different people in every way but race, it is an. Incredibly, diverse social movement. We're talking about a whole bunch of different sub sections of white supremacists thinking. So this is the first time in the nineteen eighties. The we see a unification between clansmen, neo-nazis skinheads, radical tax resisters, posse comitatus members, and then in the early nineteen nineties, we start to see militia members in these groups as well. Now, all of that is emblematic of a movement that has taken a page from earlier. American. History. So it it it borrows from the opportunism of earlier clan mobilizations, but it's Very different in its deadly intent and in the number of people is able to bring together in this new set of sort of violent belief systems. If you consider its car numbers and its current firepower, how is impossible to quantify how dangerous these movements are obviously, we had seen in recent weeks the apparent thwarting of a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer Michigan but is that an it's a depressing thought but is that likely a straw in the wind will there be more of that sort of thing not. Only will there be more, but that story is already proving to be more than it looked at first glance. There were reports today that members of the base, which is an underground paramilitary wide power group have been arrested in connection to that plot. So already, we're seeing cross group organization and were seeing how this is working in network much the way it did in the nineteen eighties. So one of the most important things that people can do a to understand what this is an to combat it is simply To connect these stories with one another, it's very easy especially in a news cycle when people feel so buffeted with information at all times and sort of feel under attack by their own news feeds, I think it's very difficult to do the work of paying attention but it it's absolutely critical here because it's not just about the group that tried to kidnap Governor Whitman it's about the the connections between that group. The proud boy is Adam often in the base boo-boys, there are many of these groups on. The scene now now to your question about numbers, this is a very difficult one I'm not sure we even have an accurate headcount for the earlier movement, and that's where we have the the most consistent set of archival materials. As a historian. I'm very reluctant to make specific claims about the movement right now because I don't have my sources together yet and I won't have them for another ten or twenty years but what we know from reading the history and from reading the news. So in other words, what the? That history gives us can show us is that we have every reason to be concerned about further activity and escalating violence. This is a movement that is intent on mass casualty attacks that has used not just voter intimidation, but all kinds of other violent means over years and that has been organizing in this way quite effectively for decades. If not generations, this is not a new problem and it's not something that will go away quickly and the other thing is that this is a movement that is organized around sell style action much. Like a group in in radical Islamic terror would would work mix up that this group has been doing that since nineteen eighty-three, they're very, very good at it because they use cell style organization, there's not a great correlation between rising size of group membership lists and rising capacity for violent action. Because if you're trying to carry out an act of style terror, you're not interested in two thousand people who are going to come out on Saturday and March Down Main Street. You're interested in six people who are willing to detonate a bomb. So the difference is sometimes what we see is a shrinking of membership before an intense surge and violence I'm very concerned that that's where we are now and I think you know the people who do have archival information for the present day moment are saying the same thing. So I'm hearing this from people in the FBI people at Department of Homeland Security who have access to surveillance documents. I'm hearing this from people at the southern poverty law center and other watchdog groups who? Spend their time monitoring white power and militia TV, online, and most of hearing this from people who work in de radicalization trying to help people out of the movement everyone is sounding the alarm bell right now, everyone is running up the red flag and I think you know you don't have to listen to me. I'm just a historian, but I think everyone is calling everyone they can think of to to sort of try to get people to pay attention to this very grave situation. Hunch they're bringing an acceleration in the momentum of these groups because of if obviously radically different reasons the last two presidents you had the the fact of a black president of the United States, which clearly a number of people had a significant problem with and he's followed by a president who is to put it charitably equivocal in his condemnation of these groups. Yes. Absolutely and we're seeing a very clear relationship between political rhetoric and extremist action is that to price do you think can be put back in the tube night at all? That's a good metaphor for it. I usually say we can't on ring the bell. Exactly the problem right because you know if you take something like the president's remarks in the first debate about calling the proud boys to quote stand back and stand by even if you take the most generous interpretation of his remarks and say, okay, perhaps perhaps he was fed that group name and he doesn't know who they are perhaps he meant to tell them. To stand down even if we take all of that as given I think that there is a very real problem i. in the fact that it's not just the proud boys who heard that as a paramilitary call to readiness there are many other underground groups like the Bass Lake the guys in Michigan who heard that call as the call to action. And there's another problem of even in the case of activists who right now support the president. There's no indication that he has the power to call these people off. Once he has ignited away of violence as I said, this is a movement that has been expressly anti-government for many many years, and this is a strange thing about the United States that it has since the Vietnam war been. Very possible to hold the position in the United States of being anti government and pro president or pro-military or pro cop at the same time I mean we see Ronald Reagan making statements about how the government is the problem not the solution while he is the head of the government. So that sort of gymnastics act of balancing that since a fracture is not a problem for people here. So, there is a way that you can be pro trump right now and still be dedicated to violent overthrow of the state down the road or at some present moment and another note of caution is just the last time that this movement became very deadly setting off the string of events that led to the Oklahoma City bombing, and you know the the most horrific mass casualty attack for the United States between Pearl Harbor Nine Eleven. The last time that happened was not under a leftist administration it was under Reagan and it was because activists in this movement saw Reagan's perceived moderation as a sign. that. Political means could never deliver the kind of change that they wanted. Even Reagan was not offering what they wanted, which was reestablishment of Jim Crow Segregation or reinstatement of slavery or establishment of a white homeland things like this were much too radical for mainstream politics. So there's a real chance that even trump will hit align where it's too extreme for him. I mean even trump is not talking about reestablishing slavery and at that point I think there might be a wave of dissatisfied people if he's re-elected who are interested in mass casualty attacks just finally is there an aspect of this which is? Not just or perhaps beyond politics and beyond even race it strikes me just looking at the. Way in which the members of these movements present themselves, there's this strange cartoonish idea of masculinity in play. You know it is a very masculine movement, but it turns out that both in the earlier movement and today women are incredibly important to this activism You don't always see that in the public facing part of what they're doing. But in the period of my study, there's a whole bunch of women who are sort of forming the social network holds these people together and really makes possible violent action and they're doing everything from publishing their own newspapers to running their. Own Auxiliary groups to driving getaway cars and disguising people when they're on the Lam and even as they're doing all that they are saying things like I'm not an activist I'm not political I would never seek a leadership role because you know within this worldview out sweat good womanhood looks like but however you cut it women are incredibly important here and we would be foolish to think that those deep social interactions aren't part of what is sustaining this groundswell. I'm just you're just finally finally and feel free if you like to to refuse to gaze into a crystal ball but. How do you see this playing out in the next? Well, the next few weeks I if the polls are correct and Donald Trump does lose office on Tuesday. Well I, think everyone in the United States. Approaching all polls with a degree of caution from now on for. Immediate. Historical reasons. My concern here is that there is no mental picture that I can paint. There's no series of events that I can see that would make someone at this point with this set of social pressures with this worldview simply put down the weapons and go home and say, okay, well, we lost this round. It's time to go do some democratic change somewhere else. So my concern is that if trump is while if biden is elected, I think that these activists will not only be frustrated and rally look for mass casualty are opportunities if trump. Is elected I think that one ends game has to do with them, feeling dissatisfied and turning to mass casualty attacks in route to overthrowing the government. Again, as they've been doing for quite a long time, another route would be a continuation of sort of this Lincoln in an odd slash outright calling to arms line of rhetoric I mean there's a way that groups like this and other contexts have become strike forces and death squads for authoritarian regimes and there we can look to southern America and central, America for many examples of how that's happened. All all three of these are threats to Americans and to our democracy. So I think it is a very bleak time for people who pay attention to this particular part of the American political life. But was Kathleen Blues speaking to me earlier, Kathleen's book bring the war home the white power movement and paramilitary America is published by BELKNAP.
Inside the World of Threat Intelligence Operations
"Day. So what is threat intelligence in your mind? Can you describe it for for our audience police? Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. You know it's a good question, right? So there's a challenge industry actually that I think a lot of people throw different terms around sort of conflate the terms, right? So I look at it from an come out of the government background I look at it from a government and military standard originally. and. So you're talking about maybe data and information and intelligence is the best way to explain it so. There's a chart and publication two dash zero that that actually really how well essentially, data is to list of peace in are else for instance, information would be that same list of Ip's New Orleans with with so share with it. So a informed data information, which unfortunately is where a lot of people live and they think that's that's intelligence. But what we really need to do is get to intelligence which. is at Saint list of IPR als, but you also add in the threat score. Of course then you add in, you might be associated threat actors, tactics, techniques, procedures, signatures, tools, motives you know when when architecture was hustle went was saved when it was hostile and even what might come next. So it's that holistic picture that gets you into the intelligence realm and then we'll talk about threat intelligence is specific towards. Threats against. US or others rights for you talk about tying that that holistic picture to. Pursue Tactics techniques, things we need to worry about. So that's in a nutshell sort of what we talked about. We talked about threat intelligence. I think when we talked our audience and we tell them aren't in the cyber security business and we say that the government does intelligence and they have intelligence services and functions. I think they get that right they get in the government does intelligence. Why does a fortune five hundred company need intelligence like what? What problems threat intelligence saw for fortune five, hundred company. Yeah. It's a good question and to be honest I, spent a lot of time on this one. So I, think you're right I think people get the government need for intelligence rights. It's been around for generations. Now, a nation to nation interests you want to know things you know as much about your adversary is possible right? That's sort of the goal of intelligence any the product it's not that different. What's happened essentially is in an interconnected world. Now, where we all live everybody's at risk at some level connected to somebody or something. And his adversaries out there and most of us have something of value whether we think. So we're not obviously understand. Best Right. We protect money. But there's other ventures. It also have things. EVALU- personal information, intellectual property things of that nature. So when you understand, you have a threat you and you have risks worry about its best again to understand the adversary and. Does you know intelligence is the only way to become proactive. When you talk about doing defense most executive, you think cybersecurity sock things like that. We have we have the same. We have network data coming in and work reprocessing that were reacting to things that are in our environment. But as long as we're just living inside our environment, we're never going to get off that that wheel that hamster wheel where we're just not things down. So what intelligence does is allows us to see things outside their environment and you start moving. You know we talk in the connect world. If you think of a time line of left to right, we always talk about trying to be left to the boom boom is a terrorist attack robot or something terrible and the right obviously, it's reactive and it's really really bad and that's what. I bring into the cyber discussions is we also WANNA get left the boom right? As you know we've already been compromised. We're on the news we got twenty four hour operations etcetera we WANNA move left and the only way to move left of the move boom. The only way to become proactive is intelligence we have to understand things that are going on around the world outside of where we are we have to understand what adversaries exists and what their general practices are and what their targets sets are, who going after what are their motives And we start seeing that even get bigger and talk about geopolitics. You know what is an embargo against Iran do from a cyber standpoint. Tactics right and you know North Korea Sarah. So I think that's the bigger piece and I think we're starting to see more understanding on the private sector that the risks are are incredible the barrier to entry for cyber pretty low you have to be an incredible hacker to do damage to somebody or to steal information center or something like that. So. Yeah absolutely. Fortune Five, hundred, fortune one, hundred. You know frankly even smaller companies but you really need to be building in my opinion and intelligence programs the only way to get proactive. So, all sounds commonsensical. How how hard is it to be proactive, and then actually be predictive where you can actually predict that something bad's going to happen before it happens right So to speak, right? Yeah. How hard is it? Is Really hard. That's the hard part, right? It's really hard. So you know and to be to be clear even the government space you know we've all the classified information available on all the resources. It's still really hard. You know we often talk about. I worked in areas where we talked about predictive intelligence but it's dangerous term October when you used there is no crystal ball by any means. The best you can hope for is to have enough available data and information to develop intelligence to make assessments on likelihood. And it is hard. It takes time and effort. It takes a set of skills It's one of the things it's been a lot of time in the private sector talking to you about is I. Think a challenge we've seen as people started except, yes, we want intelligence attendance. The next thing is explaining the intelligence is its own career that's its own thought processes and training. You can't take your world's best in incident responder say that guy's GONNA run Intel program. Now you're gonNA build another incident response program so. When you're able to bring in town of a off your obviously, the government grows most talent. You bring some folks who can help build these programs. There's also you know universities are building great programs teach this in their courses like you know has GTI. Course it's a great place to be. When you build those out, you understand a different skill set and then you can start building but the truth is it's it's hard it's time consuming. It could be a bit expensive talent access and time or sort of three elements. tools is under big element I, throw them in with the access piece, but talent access in time or big elements you have to build out and you also really have to discuss value, right so leadership. Wants no what am I getting for my money and when you talk about being proactive, that's a tough thing. Sometimes get metrics to measure You know I've talked to a lot of organizations that in the cyber world and they measure their metrics on their tools and things that they have in the sock and they come with great metrics usually but Intel, I tell people to start thinking about more on the lines of how you measure your metrics for physical security. Or. Insurance, even. I if you run a bank and you don't get robbed for a few years to fire the security team shut off the cameras clearly, we don't need this. WE'RE NOT IN DANGER RIGHT? You understand the risk of being a bank. You know there's there's an inherent risk and it's the same thing in Cyprus. So it's a we are working on better metrics. I, think as an industry help people understand the value of it. But yeah, it's it's Hartman John Security for
The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals | Wirecutter
"Will be doing during Amazon Prime Day and how we can take advantage of what you do. We will be highlighting deals as they come up after taking the additional step of researching them to make sure that they're worth shoppers. Time We're going to highlight the best the best honor Amazon Prime Day landing Page. We also have dedicated pages for those Amazon alternatives Best by target. WalMart in addition to our own deal page, where we're highlighting the old on a rolling basis throughout the event. That's one of the things about the event is that the deal? Don't all launch at once. On the morning of Friday, they're going to be watching continuously during Prime Day Day one and during Prime Day Day, too, And so it's our job to stay abreast of those deals and highlight those on the various pages of wire cutter. And also our own Twitter account at Barker deals. So, Nathan, What would you say? I know you don't have a crystal ball per se, but you have a pretty good feel for what Specific product categories will maybe have the largest discounts coming up? Absolutely so. Prime day like clockwork. You could predict that Amazon own devices like the echo speakers. Smart displays Kimberly readers fire tablets. Those are all going to be discounted to the best prices were going to see for them. But it also includes other product categories like small electronic things like headphones. You're buds, small Bluetooth speakers, Um Kitchen appliances. Small kitchen appliances like the instant pot has traditionally been on sale vacuum, reasonable deals. Um and and I think that here we're going to see a trend of Mohr everyday essentials. A CZ. People are sort of shifting more and more of their shopping online. You know, those everyday essentials become really opportunities to save when, when the when the deals are legitimate, and so things like towels, razor blades, What have you? I think we're going to see more of those this year than we have in previous years. And what do we need to do? Finally to
A radically different Prime Day: Heres what to expect
"Prime Day is this week the fact of the coronavirus it's happening far later in the year right ahead of black Friday. So what are we expecting? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is retail expert and daily charge regular Fox ribbon welcome Ben. Prime Day is hitting tomorrow. What are you expecting? So many deals so many deals in so many saves. What like just alive. I know I know I'm sounding sarcastic but it is true. This is basically the unofficial kickoff to the holiday selling season not just for Amazon but Amazon has basically figured out a way to dictate to every other retailer when to start their deals for the holidays. So what will be very interesting is to see. How much the steals away from Black Friday and cyber Monday because it could actually be pretty notable this year unlike in previous years where Prime Day was July was kind of its own thing, right? That's a really good point and. One cares about in terms of were stretching out the holiday shopping season longer than ever I feel like it's it's starting even sooner now, and as you said, it's sort of the prime day unofficially kicks off the holiday shopping season. With. Black Friday at the end of next month and Prime Day Nalic. Is there a risk of retail overload people just being inundated sales like how long can this keep up? No, they're absolutely could be a situation with retail overload. and. That's why I'm sure a lot of retailers are front loading some of their best black Friday deals around Prime Day. We've already seen it with best buy Walmart target. They're all announcing you know these delays and you know the big save and all that other nonsense but that's that's because. the economy is lousy unemployment is way up and there's no stimulus. If there was a stimulus there, there was a general impression in the retail world from analysts that I talked to that Amazon was in essence trying to hold its breath long enough for another stimulus to come through because when the last one came through, there was a huge surge in consumer spending for all sorts of things work from home gear entertainment. People are renovating their houses, all sorts of stuff, and you know had DC gotten its act together. This could have been very well timed for that where all the retailers we're going to get a nice big benefit. So Black Friday might be saved by the potential of a stimulus happening around November to late November. But as we know that is not guaranteed. We've been holding our breath and waiting for another stimulus Watson's May. So, that could mean that black Friday will definitely have plenty of deals bud a lot of consumers because of the economic situation that we're in. They're not gonNa have as much of what what's the word like as much ammunition because they've already been ex they've already exhausted their budgets around Prime Day. So they're just not gonNA have as much money to spend around black Friday cyber Monday. So in that respect in terms of. I guess being a smart buyer and trying to get the best deals is it's Margaret by early or would it be smarter to wait? Till you know everyone else's sort of exhausted from the buying scoop in those last minute deals. Okay. So I don't want like come off as being like you know by by by whatever guide like I frankly don't care if you buy holiday gifts or not. That's not really my job here. However, if you are buying stuff for the holidays, if you do have things that you wanNA, buy every single indication. Points to buying early, and there are a number of reasons for that. One of them is there have been massive supply chain constraints throughout the year because of Corona virus, any high demand items which include work from home stuff electrtonics anything that you think your neighbor might wind everybody else wants to, and that could run out a lot faster this holiday season. So that's a reason to buy early another reason by. Early. Is Because of delivery times. So delivery shipments, everybody's buying online a lot more deliveries or bottle necking. I don't need to remind people that there's also a lot more ballots by mail. That's GONNA put in additional strain on the US Postal Service. So that's another very, very good reason a by early. So do I care whether you buy on Prime Day or not? No absolutely not I don't care if. You got a toaster bite if you WANNA toaster, you should buy it around Prime Day. So hopefully, I conveyed that well enough because I'm not I'm not trying to get you to buy anything by if that is very clear and direct advice related to if you want to buy something and you have the money to it, that's that's great and thank you. You've successfully convinced me to not by test or now. So, beyond the beyond the timing, which is obviously very different primed is usually in the middle summer. What else can we expect that that's going to be different about this prime day? So the thing that I find most interesting or useful related to this is kind of like the social awareness element that Amos on is embedding into Prime Day. So this has been a really difficult year. Everybody's working from home, they're doing remote learning and so there. It's not like super upfront as far as like they're they're China plaster, their website with black lives matter banners, which which they did by the way earlier this year. But they are doing a couple of special deals like for instance, if you spend ten dollars on small businesses. That are that are on its website. Amazon will then give you like Amazon pays for it a ten dollar gift certificate that you can spend on prime day. So that's a really obvious way to benefit small businesses. There are also really promoting their charitable feature, which is called Amazon smile. So I, these are these are you know little ways but still very useful ways for them to use primed as a platform to. Actually benefit smaller businesses charities a lot of places that have been hurting during coronavirus and do it in such a way that like you know we're still we're still celebrating this big sale. So we're not trying to like remind you of how awful things are but also be aware that like, Hey, if you if you do spend like there could actually be like a social benefit related to it as well. Judge. And for Amazon like how big of deal is prime day going to be it's This going to be like previous ones will the coronavirus have an impact either positive or negative? What what are we looking at? This will definitely be I can't say definitely because I don't have a crystal ball, but this is expected to be the biggest prime day yet, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that just you know people are buying online a lot more this year in general My expectation is is that this is actually going to be a bigger deal for traditional retailers in small businesses. Amazon has been selling like crazy all year. Regardless they're gonNA do really well on prime day to they're going to do really well on black Friday and cyber Monday. By kind of halo effect that black that Prime Day is going to create I, think is going to help a lot of these other retailers that have been in more of a bind in more difficulty this year. So in that regard, the way to go prime day you know you're you're helping more retailers go into bankruptcy protection even though they've traditionally driven a bunch of them into bankruptcy protection there helping them stave off bankruptcy protection got it, and like looking at them from the consumer perspective, what are they? They really in the mood to spend spence ban and go crazy with shopping this holiday season yeah absolutely I think people you know they would like the distraction number one. Of something that's not constantly reminding them of the Corona virus and the election which is exhausting both of those are exhausting and They need stuff Amazon in their advertising about this really focuses more on the practicality of prime day like stuff that you need around your house like home entertainment stuff work from home stuff they're trying to emphasize that a little bit more, and if you could get a deal on that and you could use it and it makes your life a little bit easier then great that's fantastic and get a deal on it. So yeah, I think. Consumers will definitely be into it, and if they can front load some of their holiday spending and get get some savings on stuff that he's going to go out of stock earlier than than more power to you. So yeah, I definitely expect consumers to show up in a big way for prime day this year
"crystal ball" Discussed on Hay House Meditations
"Welcome to your moving from vision to fruition meditation I'm your Guide Nancy Levin. . Take a moment here before we begin to get comfortable where you're sitting. . And then gently close your eyes. . And take some slow deep breaths. . Allowing yourself to occupy this present moment. . So that you can bask in the connection with yourself. . That is available to you in every moment. . Let each breath deepen. . and spread. . Let each breath ground you in the here and now. . Giving yourself permission to take this time for you. . And making a commitment to give yourself your own undivided attention. . Allow yourself to tune into the voice of yearning and longing deep within you. . Notice, , the whispers. . That you've not been listening to. . Whispers that may even be screams by now. . Simply use your breath to connect. . With this part within you. . That is yearning. . And Longing. . For Deep, , satisfaction. . Longing. . To be. . Listened to. . This is the Voice of truth within. . The voice that you've likely been silencing and shooing away. . Invite this voice in and give it some airtime. . Let yourself here what you've not been listening to. . And with your next breath, , get present to the distance between where you are now. . And what you're longing for. . Imagine yourself on an open field. . Imagine. . Standing in the open field and being able to see how big the gap is between. . Your Life, , right now and the life that you're longing for. . Let yourself see the distance. . Between the life you're living now and the life you're longing for and notice what you see in the way between where you are now and where you wanna be. . Allowed the obstacle to reveal itself to you. . And also. . Notice, , where you feel the distance and the obstacle in your body. . With another deep breath. . Imagine yourself being guided step by step from where you are right now. . To where you want to be. . Imagine wisdom support and guidance in whatever form. . Presents itself to you? ? Allow yourself to see wisdom support and guidance. . Guiding and supporting you from here to there.
"crystal ball" Discussed on KTRH
"Crystal ball of where it's at and where he's going okay yeah crystal ball tropical storm with sixty mile an hour winds weighing down south it's our right along the edge of the bay of Quinte peachy and the you could dampen insula the Mexican coastline it's likely to drift inland today weekend and then drift back out over the open waters probably sometime Friday we'll wait and see once they get over land and they we can dance a little bit more difficult to kind of time out where they'll wind up but we do expect it to move back over the open waters and drifts northward and once it does that it will likely reorganize and become a tropical storm again and make its way into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend so once we hit the weekend I'd say Saturday out we're gonna watch this super clear carefully here in southeast Texas because it could have some impact for the Texas coast or as far east as the Alabama coast line believe it or not so water level rises higher tides higher seas rain those kind of things that's the kind of facts that we would be looking for to start sometime early next week perhaps Sunday into Monday this is a very uncertain forecast out so we have to continue to monitor it we have very little rain to worry about for the time being though through Saturday it's only a twenty percent chance of a shower thoughts thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours temperatures in the upper eighties to low nineties most of the week right now seventy seven and your official severe weather station newsradio seven forty K. T. R. H. what's so smart in your smart speakers okay Google play K. T. R. H. on I heart radio we need yeah in give me some restaurants to try their new getaway burger introduce you to uppers the projections and bacon Hey and they will yeah dynamite Roy Rogers restaurants one day late burgers start actually bailable at participating restaurants right now there is a lot to consider when selling a home home equity is high housing inventory is down and interest rates are at an all time low but will the uncertainty of current world news drag down the whole market you need answers and that's why you should call the area's real estate authorities Serra and Debbie Reynolds the Reynolds.
"crystal ball" Discussed on Girl At The Game
"So who are some of your favorite pictures to watch around I'll be right now or not right now, but you know what? I mean? Yeah, you know, I'm a huge fan. I love everything about how he pitches his Tempo how he attacks hitters. He makes it look so easy in such a simple manner. I don't really watch a whole lot of other baseball besides the Red Sox, but you know, even Iran, you know, he's developing into one of his going to be a top-tier pitcher and every year he's kind of the same way. It's G goes out there and he just attacks the hitters. He does in a very quick Pace, but he just always looks in control and even when he's not in control, you always give the appearance like you are in control, you know, it's long. Like the old commercial don't let people see a sweat, you know, it's one of those things don't let people see you, you know panicking on the mound what you're saying about sales Tempo and like when he's healthy and when he's in a Groove just how quick page guys down always makes me think back to that Series against the Yankees closing it out in 2018. When I think he's struck out the entire side to end the game. They're only facepalm batters or something, but he's just such an animal when he's on what do you think about him having to get Tommy John now, you know what it's one of those things. It's it's unfortunate that you know even last year he had to deal with all this and I guess if we had that crystal ball we could have looked in and said, hey, let's go ahead and bang this out now and you'll be ready for you know for for this year, but you know, it's I'm glad he's having it now cuz you know, once we kind of get over the shock, I'm like, oh my gosh, we're going to lose them for the 2020 season. The good thing is we'll have him back ready for the twenty one season. So yep. You know, like I said, I'm a huge fan of his and his Bulldog mentality and how he attacks hitters. And like I said, he's one of those things, you know, when it comes to sale day, you know my TV's on you know, I'm watching him pitch black. My great-uncle is going to be a hundred and two in June and he's a lifelong Red Sox fan. He said I've never seen anyone pitch like Chris Sale and I'm like, okay, you're a hundred and two years old. I'm I'm taking you at your word. That's so many Red Sox pitchers. But I mean if you look back Pedro Martinez was the same same way. Oh, yeah, you know you get these guys where you don't have to be intimidating and statue, but it's like how they deliver the ball is, you know, what they let their actions speak all they need to speak, you know back in the day Pedro was one of the most feared if not the most feared picture of of his time and then you know, he's always one of the smallest guys in team, but it's dead dog, when that you know, when bring that dog going to fight you never know what you're going to get and the thing with sale that really kind of bums me out was that wage?.
"crystal ball" Discussed on Girl At The Game
"Of the idiots took over the idiots. Nothing. It's for you. I can't remember it's been a long time ago, but I think you can watch the videos and you guys kind of figure out who all that was bought it at. I just love seeing melara walking around with like an old camcorder and it's such a retro Vibe at this point. He's like walking around with like the handheld like videotaping walking into frame his office just like holding the video camera and you're like, wow, that's like other than that. There's nothing really in this that kind of dates those games and then you see that camcorder and you're just like, oh right sixteen years ago off. It's kind of funny and now it's like hold on and I remember was cleaning out my house the other day and I'm like, I found my old Palm Pilot and I'm like, oh my gosh, I can't this is how far we've come. Oh my God bad throwback. I have one of those two. I don't know why I think my dad got a new one so he gave me his and I felt so cool. I was like twelve years old. Like what did I need a Palm Pilot for I think just played like a snake on it or something, but I just I still have one somewhere that's part of getting old. It's like you look back. You're like, wow, you know the technology just look where we've come and the last fifteen years. It's incredible. So awful being a feeling old you made your debut at the Giants in 97 and that was the only National League team you ever played for what was it? Like, did you ever have to hit? Yeah. I was a pretty good job coming up, you know cuz College I you know, played I played a position, you know, I was playing third and and short and I guess I played everywhere really but yeah, so I came up as as a picture that could hit home. In the minor leagues, we you know, we would still hit on occasion. And when I got to Shreveport, Louisiana the Texas League my double a year, which must have been Ninety Six the head coach actually put a lot of time into you know, a few of us pictures I could swing and it had benefited us, you know it, you know, 3:30, I think and my double a year so, you know when I got into the box, I was dead, you know in the big leagues, I wouldn't say I was completely comfortable but I definitely wasn't scared out of my mind where you know, I got I got a couple of Big League heads now on Twitter, they would call you a picture who rakes wage that's like the terminology that they like to use when someone like, you know, Greinke gets up and hits a homerun. I mean, it's one of those things pictures. I mean people forget it's like we're pitchers but it doesn't mean that we can't play other positions. I mean, it's definitely some guys who can't play other positions, but you know, it's depending on how you grew up, you know, I grew up playing positions all the time. So, you know during BP I love to take ground balls in the infield, you know, take place. Calls and stuff and you know, so it's being an athlete is being an athlete, you know, just because you're a pitcher doesn't mean you're not an athlete. So now you've been working with the Red Sox in pitching development. What's it been like men young guys? It's one of those things where if you would ask me fifteen years ago by one of the coach it would have been firmed know, you know, I.
"crystal ball" Discussed on Girl At The Game
"At the Sox official Twitter account was that fun to do had you ever really watched that whole series know that's the stretcher last few days is the first time I've ever really watched that strawberries. It's kind of funny when we're doing that was it last Friday with Nelson and then they didn't even show my Innings something like well, I mean special pitch. Yeah, but yeah, I'm not a lot of fun with that and it Saturday night. I came back in game six and and I was doing it by myself. But you know, it's I loved interacting with the people answering questions and you know actually saw that one of my little life. It's made it to the news about the glove so that was kind of cool. Yeah. I was just going to ask you about that obviously because you know players are really partial to their own equipment. You know, you see everyone has a really cool their own custom-made cleats gloves backs. What was it like borrowing someone else's glove when you didn't have yours, especially in such a high pressure situation when dead Want to feel as in your element as possible did that throw you off at all? What was it like to have to make that adjustment? You know, I don't remember real clear now, but I do remember when I opened up my bag and I started unpacking my either, you know, when we got to New York, you know, they they kind of went pack your bag for you, but I looked at my bag. I'm like, huh? This is interesting. I'm like looking around you always look in your neighbor's dog walker to see if your stuff there and I'm like, holy cow. I can't believe I forgot my glove but I guess all the excitement and you have to gain five and as far that win, I would probably had a couple of beers in me. Just kind of got lazy and a good thing Loose Cannon Curtis kanak is glove was really similar to mine. Anyway, so went out there and you know got the job done. Anyways, fortunately. Yeah, it's funny..
"crystal ball" Discussed on The Rusty Humphries Rebellion
"What wonderful peace loving people bringing their children out this is a day at the beach what a wonderful day at the beach i don't know why there's no audio here there should be but this is what we were told the poor palestinians the victims that they were being attacked through no fault of their own they ain't done nothing wrong and it was the poor it was the evil israelis that took them out and killed him okay that's that's number one that's number one the lies of the left but let's talk about how they're always wrong and i'm not talking about sometimes most of the time they're a crystal ball of what's not gonna happen to an secondary we got a lot of comments here let's see here do do do do do care as their ron is in detroit howdy timothy's their rods in florida laura's and aggie land in texas windows there and as there bob is in ball ground georgia caroline is a deplorable from kentucky timothy is in towns in georgia laura is a proud deplorable craig is there patrick's there timothy is there james's there muzi here they were attacking his rallies i yes they were timothy oh by the way a fan at a cool new thing on my on my page here i can if you tweet me at talk to rusty talk to rusty tweet me i can put comments up now and i will do so throughout the programs and maybe a tweet meet later on today and i'll put it up tomorrow or whatever this is sick and board win truth that was being the hear me out app i'm sick i'm a baby it's things are coming up from the past couple of days going anyway tweet me i don't i don't do enough twittering and if you would twitter reme i will up on the show testing something new tweet meets i.
"crystal ball" Discussed on The Rusty Humphries Rebellion
"You know we have to protect ourselves from these big social media companies who think they can think for us and fortunately for all of us the nice people at the i the hear me out app don't do that they don't censor don't get your way and it's a great way for us to communicate bag of then it's a lot of fun it's like twitter but you talk it said a type and it's a lot of fun so please go in and check that out if you would please marty's in louisiana new orleans albert their cheryl says hi maryland is where jim is brenda is from kentucky candy says the hope you're feeling better thank you anna says hillary pull out her sold them to her russian hat that's what she tony percent of uranium all right how can we stop the madness is what craig asks and that is the subject of today's limited program and that is it is amazing to me how wrong people can be on the left and yet still think that we should listen to them i mean they're crystal ball of what's not gonna happen for example i remember telling you remember when israel made well us decided to put our capital our embassy in jerusalem and exclaiming yes that the capital of jerusalem of israel is jerusalem it's not our business that's theirs and they decided to do that we are the first country to agree with that and and there was all these people get murdered remember the story.
"crystal ball" Discussed on Around the NFL
"I love everything about this place i love being around and i'm just very thankful to be here let's go there what's going on i mean a week ago marks tweeting that is all in the shawn watson is is killing everybody in practice kaiser baby the sean kosic me and then everyone is saying oh this is all trending in that direction now there's an espn report that brock ostler's expected to start the season but will say he starting the first preseason game at the very least and then the browns put out a social media a tweet that is a it's like brock rocks and then there is a bunch of like 80s guitar noodle ing and then a basically a highlight real of brock osweiler brock osweiler checked down passes and brown's practice addis centrally what to us and i just it just seems like these to these two kids or fall in love the browns brock osweiler your thoughts more well number one i i watched that scrimmage they had last friday where you salt cody kessler kaiser in in in in osweiler all kind of switching with various groups brock osweiler to me from the look just looking at him as an overall quarterback looked no different to me than he did last year nothing stood out as something had been fixture corrected so i this is something that i literally am not panicked over at all because again it's shifted me into a place right zero emotions attached to this teen if kaiser is not going to be on the field but secondly give me a break that we're figuring out who the starting quarterback of this team is before they played a preseason game brock osweiler many quarterback on that roster has the chance to undo all this fair praise.