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A highlight from Night of the Grizzlies
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So just go to syskvinyl .com and order yours now. They ship out on October 20th. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey everybody, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant. Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know. Let's go. Oh, you like that one? I did. I'd also like this title that Livia gave this one. Yes. It's very fun. Can I read it? Sure. The night that transformed bare human relations. It's pretty straightforward and says everything you need to say. Yeah, it's actually sadly very accurate. Yeah, and yet, despite it being that straightforward, there's a pretty interesting story hidden amid those letters. Sounds like a crossword clue. It does. I feel like we should tell that story now, or else really what are we doing here, Chuck? Alright, well I think this is one of those, unfortunately, we can't just sort of play out as a teaser to reveal what happens. I think we kind of need to say what actually happened and then tell that story, yeah? Alright. Did you want to tease this thing out? No. Okay. I'm just being difficult. Because what we're talking about is a very sad night, August of 1967, when two young women, two 19 -year -old women were killed by two, and here's the kicker, two different bears in two different places in the same national park. If it was one bear that just went crazy or something and they were all camping together, that would be obviously tragic, but not like, hey, we need to really look at what's going on here, and that's what happened because it was two bears in two places. Yeah, and the reason why it was such a kicker is because in the 57 years leading up to that, that Glacier National Park was a national park, only three other people had ever been killed by grizzly bears, and then all of a sudden it went from three people in 57 years to two women in two separate incidents in one night. That is crazy, and it really did kick off this national conversation about should grizzly bears stay alive as a species because we like living in national parks. Do we have the right to do that kind of thing? It's a pretty interesting story. It's got a lot of facets to it, and I feel like we should talk a little bit about grizzly bears first because I didn't realize that they were just a subspecies of brown bear, although that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, grizzlies are brown bears. They are generally darker than brown bears in coloring. They're generally smaller. They can be a couple hundred pounds up to about 600, and it's interesting here because I think it depends on where you live and who you ask. Usually bears brown are called brown bears when they're more coastal, like the ones you see grabbing that salmon out of the river you would call a brown bear. I thought that was a grizzly. Whereas if you live inland and you're a bear, a brown bear, you're called a grizzly, but then I also saw people talking about coastal grizzlies, so it may be one of those names that's just sort of been tacked onto a lot of brown bears. Yeah. I think it's just, you know, it's confusing. Yeah, but they're brown bears. Yeah, they're brown bears, which makes them, you know, and they're a relatively small brown bear. There's a type of brown bear called a Kodiak that gets up to 10 feet tall when it's standing on its hind legs. No, thank you. Grizzlies are not nearly that big, but they're still big enough. I mean, the males can get up to about 600 pounds, and there used to be a lot more of them than there are today. The early 19th century, I think around the time of Lewis and Clark, there was an estimated 50 ,000 to 100 ,000 grizzly bears. They went all the way from Canada down to Mexico. They were in every what's now states along the West, all the way over to the Great Plains. There was a ton of them. And then as we started to move out there, we meaning white American settlers and colonists, part of what that whole westward expansion included was not just wiping out Native Americans, it was also wiping out large carnivores too. Yeah, like when they talk about taming the West, that's what they mean. It's like, let's go out there and kill things. And they did this for a few reasons. Sometimes it was because they had cattle that they wanted to take care of, or, you know, occasionally if they thought they were in harm's way, they might kill a bear. But a lot of it was just that sort of, I was about to say human nature, but really man's nature, at least some men, not me or you, to want to kill big, beautiful animals because they're big and beautiful and, you know, I guess could be considered dangerous. You got to keep an eye on those people because they can very quickly become real like most dangerous game types. Right. That's right. So by the time 1967 rolls around, when the two 19 -year -old women who died lost their lives, and I'll just go ahead and say their names are Julie Helgeson, man, and Michelle Koons, by the time they died in August of 1967, grizzly bears had been wiped out so thoroughly that they had a territory that was about 2 % of what it had once been. Mostly they were in national parks because those were protected areas, and there was something like under a thousand of them in the entire continental United States. Yeah, that's, 2 % is great when you're talking milk, it's not great when you're talking about animal populations. Did you write that one down? I didn't, it just came to me when I saw 2%. Good stuff, man. Very nice. Here's the weird thing though, is, and it seems rather counterintuitive, there were more, even though there were fewer bears, there were more human encounters with these bears for this very reason, and as we'll see, this is what, part of what led to this huge mess, and it's really hard to, if you're our age, and maybe obviously younger, you don't realize that national parks weren't always these places where they really were smart about everything they did, because at the time, they would do some crazy things in national parks. They would try and get bears around, they would leave food out. They would, there was one story here that Livia found where, and luckily a park ranger kind of stopped this in the act, but these parents brought a bear over with some food with a candy bar, and then tried to put their 18 month old on this bear's back to take a picture. Yeah, there's a story in that same article about a guy who was trying to lure a bear into his car to get a photo of it behind the wheel. Yeah. Just people interacting with, again, 600 pound grizzly bears, they can just take your head clean off if they want to, but that's the thing. They are really unpredictable, and for the most part, they're vegetarians, I think plants make up something like 90 % of their diets, and a lot of times, they're, I don't want to say docile, but the 18 month old baby survived, and so did the mom, and so did the dad. If that bear had acted any differently, they wouldn't have survived, so I saw that their personalities can best be summed up as unpredictable, but at the time, in the 60s, that is not the impression people had of bears. They were kind of considered a lot more gentle. There was a park ranger who was quoted by Jack Olson, who we'll meet in a little while, who said that on a scale of, a danger scale, where a butterfly is a zero and a rattlesnake is a 10, the grizzlies of Glacier Park would have to rate somewhere between zero and one. That is entirely wrong. He really should have said they rate between a zero and a 10, and you have no idea what it's going to be at any given moment if you encounter a bear. Yeah, and like a lot of large animals like this, when there is a, you know, their accident, so I'm going to call it an accidental killing, because bears weren't like, ooh, human, let me go eat them. Like you said, they're mostly vegetarian, and even when they ate stuff that was non -vegetarian, it wasn't like, oh, boy, let me go chow down on that person. It was, let me go chow down on that person's steak by the fire or the fish that they're cooking or something like that. And so when there is an accident, it's usually one of a couple of things. It's either the sort of familiar scenario of where you stumble upon a bear and scare them, or they may have their cubs around them, might be a mama with some cubs. Or it is that bear that's like, wait a minute, that's my food. You're eating that fish out of that river. I want it. So let's go. Yeah, apparently they defend their food like it's, like with the most jealous violence that they need to, like that is their food, even if it's your food. Yeah, exactly, because that bear thinks it's their food, because it's their territory. And the other thing that Libby was keen to point out, which is like, it sounds sort of funny at first, but it really is a thing that you need to pay attention to, is the Yogi Bear cartoon was a big thing. And Yogi and Boo Boo as these sort of friendly bears going after the picnic basket, that came about because that's what it was like. It wasn't like someone said, I got this crazy idea. Let's take these ferocious animals and make them Hanna -Barbera, and let's make them into a lovable cartoon character. It was like, no, that's when you went to these national parks. Like you said, people are luring bears around. They're like, ooh, take my picnic basket if I can take a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture. I'm just trying to make that into a funny picnic thing. Anyway, that's how things were. So that's why they made that cartoon. And that was just sort of what was going on. Like they literally at Glacier, at one, oh, I'm sorry, this is at Yellowstone, but they were doing similar things in Glacier. At Yellowstone, they put bleachers up around the open air dumps so people could show up and watch the bear show, which was bears wandering in to eat. Yeah. So a lot of people rightfully lay a lot of the blame for the deaths in 1967 at the feet of the administrators of national parks at the time because they were using the bears as entertainment. And at the very least, even if they weren't in some of the parks, they were not instructing the public on how to interact with bears and just how dangerous bears were. And that was a huge problem because like you said, people were treating them like they were just these docile, gentle animals that wouldn't do them any harm. And then the other factor that kind of gets overlooked is that this is right after the national highway system had really been developed and people were hitting the road. So these national parks were suddenly just swamped with tourists for the first time in their history. So people were, there were far fewer bears, but there were a lot more people all up in the bears' drills than there ever had been in human history. Yeah. And leading up to this specific incident, and we'll detail a little bit more of this after, I guess we'll take a break here in a couple of minutes. But at Glacier, there were sort of in the days leading up, there were a lot of alarming incidences where bears were becoming way more aggressive, or if you're watching a cartoon, way more friendly than they had been. There were fires that came through the park in the summer of 67, so that shrank their habitat some and kind of squeezed them into a smaller area. And there was one bear in particular that had been reported a few different times. I went back, I'm sure you did too, and read this great original Sports Illustrated article. Who was it that wrote that? Jack Olson. Yeah, Jack Olson is kind of the standard account of this horrific event. But this bear, it was an emaciated female who was underweight, had been reported a lot going up to people, being very brazen and, you know, not like typically when you see a bear, if you ever watch these outdoor shows, you start yelling at the bear, like get out of here or clank in a pot and the bear usually is going to leave. Bears are scared and they don't want to be around people. But this bear was not taking any orders and not doing any of the things that a bear would usually do. It would just come into a camp and start eating and not leave until they wanted to leave, this skinny lady bear. Right. So we have in the Western National Park System, a situation where bears have become acclimated to humans. They're totally fine with being really close to humans, kind of not scared of us. And then also they had become habituated on human food and garbage. And they now associated humans with food and they were no longer scared of humans. There were a huge population of bears in the Western parks with lots of humans coming to see them. All right. Well, let's that sounds like a very natural place to stop things and never come back. But we do. We have to tell this this bad story. So we'll be back right after this.
A highlight from Revenge: Bitter, Not Sweet
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You should know a production of I heart radio Hey and welcome to the podcast I'm Josh and there's Chuck and Jerry's here too and this is stuff you should know the podcast about revenge We've done an episode on it was like a top 10 on cases legendary cases of revenge Oh, yeah, I remember that but we didn't talk much about Revenge itself and I feel it was high time. We've been dancing around it for decades now And here we are I Thought this is a great idea. So kudos to you because it Dave helped us out with this one and it's a lot of like science and studies have Sort of and I'm not gonna spoil anything but have sort of About revenge and what it means for the person getting the revenge. Yeah, I think most people How we feel about revenge it's from watching movies and it's like deeply satisfying to watch the Bad guy who deserves revenge get get their comeuppance right sure is or even be killed Just like yes that guy deserved that kind of thing. But in reality carrying out acts of revenge or They just it's not like the movies I guess is what I'm trying to say and yet there's a lot of evidence of revenge in real life so much so that the New York Police Department came out with a study in 2012 and Found out that 42 % of the homicides in New York were motivated by revenge man, so and that actually kind of underscores like a problem with revenge is That when you enact vengeance on somebody and you leave them alive almost Invariably that person feels like you overdid What in response to what they they did it was disproportionate. So now they have to strike back again And it can go back and forth until somebody dies or else somebody can die right away is the first act of revenge But the the point of the whole thing is is that once you do carry out revenge no matter if it's petty exciting somebody up for spam or Killing somebody in response to whatever Slight like road rage. They cut you off in in traffic. You don't feel good afterward You actually feel worse and that's the underlying point of this entire episode Yeah, you know my my favorite petty I don't do it, but my favorite petty revenge to witnesses It's pin and it's so dumb Everyone just settle down is on a highway when someone Is on an expressway and they clean their windows and it gets all over the car behind them Yeah, I see people all the time race in front of that person and do the same thing. Oh my god, really? Yeah, that is Petty that is Tom Petty. That's not Tom Petty because somebody was great That's just petty and I also wanted to say to you talked about Revenge coming back harder or whatever Emily has her own personal Saying like when we're messing around and I like I will do something to her Or I'll say something kind of mean as a joke. She'll she'll eviscerate me if it is and she calls it coming back double She goes I come back double. Oh boy I was one of those people that Think she gets pushed in the corner and is and man she comes out hard So it's it's a good trait and it can and one to be wary of at the same time Yes, I'm suddenly way more wary of Emily than I was before luckily I stayed on her good side You wouldn't come at Emily. Anyway, you're smart. No, so There's a lot of questions revolving around revenge if if the if we know for a fact It feels good to think about but then feels bad to do. Mm -hmm Despite the fact that when we're thinking about it, we're like this is going to feel good It's not the act of thinking about it. That feels good It's fantasizing about how good it's gonna feel to get that person back And set the universe right again to do all sorts of things that revenge allegedly does and it turns out When you carry out an act of revenge you are playing the chump to evolution and on behalf of society as a whole and That's kind of like the whole basis of a revenge. There's a Extensively in the animal kingdom and it really collides with the the modern evolved humans That live in these complex societies. We've formed today When you get those two things together an interesting podcast comes out. That's right what you're talking about the animal kingdom is also called retaliatory aggression and that is the idea that So let's say a lion mama goes out and kills an animal To leave for her little cubs to eat Another animal is like oh, you know Let me see if I could sneak in there eat some of that too The mama lion doesn't just scare this thing off to preserve that meat for the kids The mama lion goes and hunts down and kills that animal. Yes, that's good. They come back double Emily style Right. I mean like the the problem solved the hyena has been chased away But to leave your kids and go find it and kill it. That's that is Seems only retaliatory aggressive. Yeah, and this next one too. I'm gonna mention These are interesting because it made me sort of question the idea of revenge versus punishment Right because I think those are different things. Yeah, the rhesus monkey We've talked a lot about their vocalizations like they're all about the group or they should be at least and like when they find food Let's say they will tell everyone. Hey, I found food But if a rhesus monkey is ever like, you know I'm gonna have a little bit of this first before I call out and if they find that out There's a punishment for that rhesus monkey. I don't think they kill it But there is a punishment and this is the idea that these retaliatory aggressions are Deterrence it's like a punishment for everyone to see to prevent future transgressions like hey, did you hyena see that? Did you other rhesus monkey see that? So that you know would be an advantageous thing Evolutionarily speaking so that gene gets passed on Yeah Because the more the more you're prone to do that the the likelier you are to not have food stolen from you for your kids The likelier it is for your kids to survive and and your lineage to survive. So it makes sense Evolutionarily speaking this retaliatory aggression does at least right? Yeah, which I would still argue is punishment more than revenge. I Absolutely, I think you're absolutely right and there's a there's a story a couple of stories of Tigers actually engaging in what can only be described as revenge and it's very much up in the air whether what we're witnessing is actual revenge, but like you know, like there was a very famous story out of Russia where like a poacher not only shot a But also took some of their kill and that the tiger tracked the guy down found his his little lodging destroyed everything you could find in lodging and then waited outside for the hunter to come back and then kill them and that the Tiger managed to hold this idea in his head Or I think it was a her her head for up to maybe 24 hours after the the hunter shot her There's a there's a couple of stories out there that seem to pertain to Tigers Specifically that it's almost like it does contain an emotional component to it, but for the most part Yes, it's it's solving in a problem and then maybe preventing future problems among the animals Yeah, you know one of my favorite sayings is revenge is a meal best served cold Yeah, I don't know why cuz I'm not a revenge guy really, but I just I think that it's just such a great saying I just like it, you know, there's something about like oh, no, no The real revenge is like when you wait around for a while Oh, yeah, and then when you would might not be suspected you come back and take that revenge Yeah, because if you just immediately do it in response, you're a hothead and a dummy anybody can do that But just sit there and really stew on it and figure out the best way to really get back at the person that takes intellect Yeah, I agree and a little bit of craziness.
A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
A highlight from Why Wellness and Alcohol Do Not Mix and the New Consciousness in Corporate Team Building with Heather Lowe
"Welcome back to Energetically You, where we talk about all things optimal wellness, abundant mindset and wealth ownership. I'm your host, Megan Swan, a wellness coach and consultant and the founder of the Sustainable Integrated Wellness Approach. I help high performance women thread more wellness into their lifestyle so that it becomes a way of life and not a checkmark on their to do list. I design custom approachable wellness lifestyles because there is no one size fits all wellness. Today, I'm so excited to interview Heather Lowe. She is the founder of Ditched the Drink, a wellness company dedicated to helping professionals move away from alcohol and towards their highest selves. Heather is a certified professional life and recovery coach, certified addiction awareness facilitator and the director of marketing consumer products for the International Center of Addiction Recovery Education, acronym I -CARE. Driven by her education as a bachelor of social work and a professional of human resources, Heather provides content, knowledge, coaching and education to individuals and organizations. Heather is passionate about coaching, connecting people with alcohol free resources and creating a positive, sober community. Heather shares the bright side of sobriety as an influencer in the social media sober space at Ditched the Drink on Instagram. Heather's writing has been published in Thrive Global, Monument, Tempest, The Fix, Mashable, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Employee Benefit News and more. She has been featured on many podcasts, including Recovery Happy Hour, Redesigning Wellness and Decidedly Dry. She lives in Chicago's western suburbs as a proud girl mom of two teenage daughters, Lily and Charlotte, her husband Darren of 20 plus years and their adorable black and white cocker spaniel, Rocky. Heather is a voracious reader, a newish hiker and a seasoned yogi. For more, visit her website, ditchedthedrink .com. Welcome, Heather. I'm so excited for this conversation. I'm a huge fan of your work and I was reading the in -depth bio you have on your website and I feel like we have a lot of synchronicity going on here. So let's dive in. First of all, welcome. How are you? Awesome. Thank you so much. I'm just like thrilled with the opportunity to speak with you and your audience. And our topic is, of course, my favorite thing to talk about. So thank you so much. Amazing. Well, one thing I haven't talked about that recently on the podcast, but actually one of my opening episodes was really focusing on the mummy wine culture and that sort of very deep rooted narrative there is in society that, you know, kind of motherhood or parenthood goes with socially appropriate de -stressers. Amongst them are wine or alcohol at the end of your day. And what was the sort of, or can you paint the picture of sort of like one of the catalysts for you to like really reconsider that narrative for you personally? Yeah. Yes. Thanks for the opportunity because especially in our society, we protect alcohol so much, right? We don't want it to be the bad guy. We don't want it to be the bad thing. We want it to be in our bathtub at the end of the day for release and unwind. We want it to be in the workplace, a way to connect with others or celebrate success. So we really defend our alcohol. And as a drinker, I did too. I looked for anything else to be the problem in my life besides my wine habit. I wanted to protect that above all else. My drinking journey started, I'm from Wisconsin. So it was very normal and very regular to start drinking early. I mean, I teased that it was in my baby bottle, which isn't true. But my parents met in a beer tent at a local fair. That was very normal. And I met my husband in a bar in college. Like how else did you meet people back in 1997? So it was just very part of the coming of age journey in Wisconsin. I was an extrovert, party girl, had lots of friends. I loved drinking immediately. It was a great escape and it was a way to let loose and it was a way to be included in parties and social events and things like that. That continued through college. That continued through my early work career. Now I had a little more money to spend. So I wasn't drinking cheap beer. Well, maybe I was drinking cheap beer, but in better places. Going to Cubs games and going to work happy hours and feeling very grown up. I think going to restaurants and being of age and drinking. It also sort of fueled my career in ways I was in sales. I was often the only woman on an all male sales team. And it was a way to celebrate a success. It was a way to get access to decision makers and leadership. Sometimes if you were at a bar or a happy hour, you could have conversations that weren't taking place in the office. So I had two daughters and I worked part time and I stayed home part time and I didn't drink during my pregnancies, but as soon as they were born, I could have a little bit of wine in the afternoon. That felt very European to me. It wasn't until I had a series of deaths, three deaths in a row, where I did three eulogies in three years. Two of them were out of order and one was my dad. And this is where my drinking really started to take an obvious turn from a way to socialize or a way to unwind at the end of the day to self medication. You know, putting the kids to bed or trying to get them as close to the end of the evening as possible and then drinking wine on the couch alone to soothe my grief and my pain that I really didn't want to feel, telling myself that I should just get over it. And alcohol is a great numbing agent so it worked until it didn't. It just escalated over time and this was maybe going to happen anyways but it sort of picked up speed. I was unhappy in my jobs. And again, a great way to ignore my unhappiness was to just pour alcohol on it. I think my story is similar to many people's stories and now as a coach. I know that it's a very similar story. But again, alcohol is celebrated in our society as a way to manage and a way to cope, and it's not looked at as a bad thing. So, who are we not to look for an easy escape hatch with alcohol, and it works until it doesn't, you know, for 20 minutes, it takes the edge off, it takes the anxiety down. But then the consequences, of course, multiply after that. Yeah, well I really appreciated your transparency, that also, you know, you went to seek help with a psychologist, which I think is another really common way of, you know, starting this journey. And, you know, you're immediately, without too much chit chat, were prescribed a medication which may or may not have been, you know, your psychologist probably didn't ask you a lot of questions about your alcohol consumption in order to do that. And that's just like what a common story that is as well. And I, it's just so prevalent that people are taking either something for depression or anxiety, and I feel like it's a conversation that's not really openly had about the relationship between those two things and the commonality that most people are having something at the end of their day that might be, you know, have a specific interaction that makes their quality of life dramatically different based on that. Did you want to add anything? Yeah, absolutely. You are totally correct.
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"In moments of stress, it can feel like there's nowhere to turn. The good news is you're not alone and there are resources to help support you. Health Break, a podcast by UPMC Health Plan, explores this topic with one of our employee assistance program managers, who provides three tips for finding comfort and accessing support in moments of stress. Listen now to learn how you can start managing your stress at UPMCHP .US That's UPMCHP .US Another blow to the Chinese economy as slowing demand weighs on economic data. And Apple sets the stage to release its most powerful laptop ever. Severe weather in the east and south has left two people dead. Plus, a shark attack at Rockaway Beach has left a woman in critical condition. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stashow with sports. The Yankees lost to the White Sox. They're back in last place and further out of the playoffs, the Mets beat the Cubs. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App. Good morning, I'm Nathan Hager. I'm Amy Morris. U .S. futures are lower this morning. We check the markets all day long at Bloomberg.
Beeks escapes bases-loaded jam, Lowe, Siri hit homers as Rays beat Cubs 4-3
"Jose ciri and Brandon Lao each had two run homers as the raised defeated the cubs four to three Laos round tripper helped Tampa Bay avoid a sweep. It's hard to take any win for granted. Honestly, at this point, everyone's big win and coming off to lackluster games. It's a huge step in the right directions for us to go into this off day. The rays manages 5 runs in the three game set, but on this day they got the big hits when needed and their bullpen had three scoreless innings. David Schuster, Chicago.
The latest in sports
"EP sports, I'm Josh rowntree, a busy night on the diamond and we start in Canada where the Blue Jays dropped the brewer 7 two. Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero junior each had three hits and Kevin biggio had a pair and drove in a run. In Seattle, the Yankees beat the Mariners tend to Aaron judge homered for a third straight game in Houston, the Astros topple the twins 5 one as Alex Bregman, hit his 7th home run of the year. The Orioles dropped the guardians 8 5 Anthony Santander with three hits and three RBIs got our Henderson also drove in three runs. The Padres topped the Marlins 9 four, the rangers out slugged the tigers ten 6 Cincinnati edge Boston 9 8 things to Jose barrero Grand Slam. The mets blank the Phillies to nothing, St. Louis got by the royals two one, while the cubs beat the rays by the same score. The Dodgers beat Washington 9 three and a big change to one of the NBA's marquee franchises, bob Myers departing as president and GM of the Golden State Warriors after winning four titles in an 8 year span. I'm Josh Brown tree, AP sports.
The Lates in Sports
"AP sports and Mike Reeves, Josef Newgarden won his first Indianapolis 500 passing defending champ Marcus Ericsson in a two and a half mile sprint to the finish. Major League Baseball, the rays defeated the Dodgers 1110, while the rockies beat the bets by that same score, Cleveland got a four three, walk off win over St. Louis, the Orioles were three to two winners over the rangers, Detroit down the White Sox 6 to 5 in ten innings, the royals were three two winners over the nationals, Toronto shut out Minnesota three zero, the brewers won 7 to 5 over San Francisco Cincinnati is an 8 5 winner over the cubs, Miami at two zero winner over the angels, the Diamondbacks defeated the Red Sox four two, Seattle gets a 6 three win in ten innings over Pittsburgh. The Yankees beat the Padres 10.7 and Houston beat Oakland ten to one with the braves downing the Phillies 11 to four emiliano grillo won the PGA's Charles Schwab challenge. You don't play off over Adam schick and Steve stricker was victorious in a playoff over podrick heritage in the PGA scene your championship at Mike Reeves AP sports.
Aaron Nola, Kyle Schwarber power Phillies past Cubs 12-3 to snap 5-game skid
"Kyle schwarber got the offense going early for the Phillies as they ended a 5 game losing streak with a 12 three win over the cubs. Four nothing in the bottom of the first with a Grand Slam home run, the home run was his 11th of the season, the Grand Slam was the 5th of his career. Okay, guys out there listen two outs. Obviously, got a hanging curveball and was able to put a good swing up. Aaron nola picked up the window improved the four and three, dansby Swanson, and Christopher morell holberg for the cubs. Michael luongo, Philadelphia
Bregman's homer lifts Astros over Cubs 6-4; Bellinger hurt
"Alex Bregman 7th inning two run Homer broke a four four tie and helped the asterisk to a 6 four win over the cubs. It was Bregman's 5th Homer of the season, and he finished the game two for four. All four were hit on the barrel head hard, so. It felt good. I'm a believer in over the course of one 62, everything. Will play out the way it's supposed to. Mauricio Dubois finished with three hits and two runs scored for the Astros who got 5 scoreless innings out of their bullpen. Christopher morell hit a three run Homer for the cubs. Adam Spillane Houston
Madrigal's two-run single lifts Cubs over Marlins 4-2
"Nick madrigal's two run 8th ending single was the game winning blow as the cubs defeated the Marlins four to two. I think any kid growing up dreams of, you know, those situations, you know, and trying to help the team win the last couple of innings and yeah, I mean, I definitely want to be the guy in those situations. Miguel Amaya added a pinch hit RBI single for his first big league hit giving the cubs some insurance, Keegan Thompson and relief picked up the victory, he improves the two and two as the cubs have taken the first two games in this series, and they've also moved one game back over 500. David Schuster, Chicago
Collision ends Smyly perfect game bid, Cubs top Dodgers 13-0
"Drew smiley allowed just one hit over 7 and two third innings as the cubs shut out the Dodgers 13 nothing. Finally lost a no hitter and perfect game when David Peralta reached on an infield hit that went all of 30 feet. Disappointing, but I don't think it takes away from the game and just trying to continue to build and to on the good path. Smiley struck out ten improving to two in one offensively, Nico Horner had four hits and four RBIs. The cubs are now 12 and 7, the Dodgers ten and 11. David Schuster, Chicago
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"AP sports I'm time Miriam. It was a marathon day of sports on Monday, starting with a morning Major League Baseball game, and ending with two late night overtime games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In between the NBA played two game twos in its opening round series in Philadelphia the 76ers maximized home court advantage defeating the next 96 84 as tyrese maxi led a defense that held the nest for just 35 second half points while scoring 33 himself. We were able to get started time we started when we needed them. Consecutive stops in a row, which led to fast breaks, led to easy buckets. Out west, the kings were beaming again, lighting up the warriors one 14 one O 6 as the air and Fox scored 24 to put Steve Kerr's defending champions in danger of becoming ex champions. We know we have to play better. But we will play better. We're these guys are champions. You saw what they did. It was a good playoff night for kings as the NHL's Los Angeles kings came from behind to stun the oilers four to three in game one on Alex I have follows overtime gold. It took two overtimes for the wild to beat the stars in Ryan Hartman's goal. The bruins said in NHL regular season record for victories and Boston started the postseason with a three one victory over the Panthers. Brad marchand scored what turned out to be the game winner. It's always good to start the first game with a win, but we have an accomplished anything yet. The hurricanes took advantage of home ice to stop the islands due to one in their game one. 25 stays for auntie ranta. Fun to play these games again. Just super excited and getting that home crowd going the baseball at the annual patriots day, morning game in Boston, former Red Sox hunter Renfro got the angels off early with a first inning three run Homer, then drove in another run in the second inning in a 5 four angels victory. I enjoy hitting here, I've been wearing it. I always love the crowd here. Obviously, being my time, even from before I'm being here. Later in the day, winners included the mets, braves, Astros, brewers, Diamondbacks, cubs, reds, pirates, and Marlins. Tom AP sports
Wisdom, Bellinger HRs lift Cubs to 3-2 win over Dodgers
"Patrick wisdom and Cody Bellinger hit back to back 6th inning homers of Julio urias to help provide the cubs a three to two win against the Dodgers, Bellinger played his first 6 seasons in LA, so today was extra special. So good, it was off a really good pitcher. Julio, some of who I love and respect. So, you know, just whizz them got it going and I was just trying to add on. Chicago starter drew smiley lasted 5 and two third innings and allowed only one run for his first win of the season, urius took his first loss in four starts. Mark Myers Los Angeles
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"AP sports, I'm sure Freeman. The Tampa Bay Rays continue to be the big story in Major League Baseball, the first team to start ten of those since 1987 as they blank Boston one nothing Brandon Lowe broke a scoreless tie in the 8th inning with a solo home run, race pitching also allowed just three hits. Elsewhere in the American League, Shane Bieber shook off a rough first inning. He went 6 more in Cleveland's three two win over the New York Yankees, Yankee center Fielder Aaron judge says his team did not have a good approach against beaver. You know, especially with getting some guys that scored position tried to expand a little bit when we didn't need to. Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota four three, Texas down to Kansas City, a love of the two, rangers starter Andrew haney tied the American League record by striking out 9 consecutive batters. Baltimore down Oakland, national league max muncy hit a Grand Slam and a three run blast as the LA Dodgers best at San Francisco 9 to one. Philadelphia wrote it in Miami 15 to three. New York mets over San Diego 5 nothing Atlanta beats Cincinnati Colorado over St. Louis and Arizona blank Milwaukee. Inter league Washington topped the LA angels, Houston beat Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs took down Seattle. In the NHL, Joe pavelski became the tenth American born player to reach the milestone of a thousand points in Dallas 6 one win over Detroit. It was a good moment. You definitely feel that it means something, especially seeing the teammates come off the bench. Toronto bested Florida as Bruce Morton reports. John Tavares scored it four 38 of overtime to give the Maple Leafs a two one decision over Florida. The defeat ends the Panthers win streak at 6. Toronto's victory combined with the rangers losing in a shootout moves the leafs into a tie with the Broadway blue shirts for fourth place in the east. Winnipeg beats San Jose 62. Washington beat the New York islanders 5 two. That's a big loss for the islanders who now need help to secure one of the two wild card seats. Ottawa beat Carolina, buffalo down the New York rangers three two. It was Minnesota's defeating Chicago, Nashville over Calgary, Seattle over Arizona, and Los Angeles blank Vancouver. Alaia Boston from South Carolina is the number one pick in the WNBA draft. She's going to the Indiana fever. Check Freeman. AP sports.
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"AP's sports on Tom maryam. Now that the college basketball season has ended, all hoops attention is focused on the NBA, as the pros wind down their regular season. A big final week Eastern Conference match up in Philadelphia as the 76ers kept alive their chance of edging the Celtics for the number two seed with a one O three one O one victory thanks to 52 points by Joel embiid, the third time he's hit the half century mark this season for Doc Rivers team. The man just scored half our points in the NBA game. And I'm biased, but the MVP race is over. The Bucs now have a magic number of ones that clinch the top spot in the east, as Giannis had a triple double and a one 41 28 victory over the wizards for coach Mike budenholzer. We just kind of go about our business. There's, you know, rarely is there a special message or anything. The heat hawks and raptors all one key games while the nets lost as those teams battle to avoid the playing games in the east next week. Out west the warriors and Lakers also had important victories as they look to avoid the west play in games. Baseball, the defending national league champion Phillies became the last team to win a game this season, topping the Yankees four to one, as Kyle schwarber built in the 200th home run of his career. Cool thing, definitely definitely definitely a cool thing, but happy about the win. One day after routing them at ten zero, the brewers nearly duplicated the feat, settling for 9 zero triumph, as Milwaukee belted 5 home runs, three off Max Scherzer, the braves behind rookie Dylan Dodd down the Cardinals four to one. Other NL winners, the pirates, cubs, Diamondback Dodgers, and Marlins, who handed the twins their first loss. The raised hour remain undefeated, knocking off the nationals ten 6. NHL, the Panthers jumped ahead of Pittsburgh and the islanders in the east wild card race, edging buffalo two to one on Matthew coach's third period goal. It just shows the buy in and the commitment we have to make in the playoffs. The devil's damage the penguins hope of a 17 straight playoff appearance with a 5 one victory keyed by Dawson Mercer's hat trick. Tom Arian AP sports.
"cubs" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"And I did in the piece I wrote. But they don't lose draft status because they spend $250 million. So they should be fine. They could be fine there. They're just not going to. They're just not going to be that team. The year after year after year, I think they're going to be hovering around two 33 this year. And then they'll, you know, as that goes up, that'll be the point where they hover around. Do they go over? Yes, they will go over occasionally. But they're going to go back down occasionally. It would be very disappointing if they go as far down as they have in recent years. I think they need to be top ten consistently. I don't know. I don't know if they will be just top ten consistently. That'd be, I think that'd be ideal. Ideal actually would be top 5, right? They should be top 5. Their top 5 market, their top 5, that they have everything they need to be a top 5 team at payroll wise. So yes, this is a full on transition year, but it's kind of the bridge to like, let's try and put a team out there that can compete and then in 24 25 is when we really start. And then there's no more down years because we've built this system. We have the right player development in place. We have the right amateur scouting in place. That's their vision. They didn't get that done. The first time around, they believe they've corrected some things, especially in the player development department. So when any down year in payroll in their eyes should be should be countered by the fact that we have all this young talent coming up. So yeah, we may have gone down to 200 million in payroll or whatever it may be if it's lower than that, who knows. But we have XYZ players that are all coming up from the system that are just going to rake or mow down the opposition, whatever it may be. I think that's their vision for beyond 24 and 25. But if they're not, if they're not a powerhouse by 25, then it just didn't go right. They didn't execute their plan because I think that is, they believe that they should be the team when we when we're doing this in 2025, if I'm not talking about this is a world team that should win the World Series or should compete for the World Series and they're up there with team X, Y and Z, then it didn't go according to plan. Well, we usually end these by asking what would constitute a successful season for the team. But I think we've covered it. As you noted to you, you hope for a wild card, but if you don't get a wild card, then you hope for progress in these other areas, prospects coming up, strides on the pitching side, some clarity about ramping up and about getting that championship core in place. So now we will just wait and see whether it happens, and you can find out whether it happens by reading so out of his work at the athletic and finding him on Twitter at his name Sahara Sharma, always a pleasure, always informative. Thank you very much. Of course, thanks so much for having me. All right, Meg, I don't know if you know this, but we are now more than halfway through the team previews. Wow. 16 out of 30. Wow. We're getting there. They fly by, man. So let's wrap up with the past blast, which comes from 1976 and from our frequent past blaster, David Lewis, who is an architectural historian in baseball researcher based in Boston. And David writes, this is a more well-known story, maybe than most of our past west, but too fun to skip and I agree. The White Sox work on their short game. During spring training in 1976, baseball is constant innovator and I might add promoter. Bill Veck announced that his Chicago white sacks would be making a fashion statement in the coming year for select games in the 1976 season, the south siders would ditch their traditional uniform pants in favor of shorts. As reported in the March 23rd, 1976 issue of the Orlando sentinel, the change was made for comfort and novelty, as well as hope for a new image that would stir up the imagination and interest of the fans, makes the fed sort of horny almost. That sure does. She can't blame him. As far as team reaction, according to White Sox public relations manager Dan unferth, most of the team likes them, except for the heavier guys, I guess if you're portly, you don't want short shorts to make it more obvious. Did have faith in the long term viability and popularity of the shorts suggesting we may even start a new trend on those hot days of July and August and Dallas, the other teams may be wishing they had shorts on two. The first appearance of the shorts would not come until August 8th, a game in which the White Sox defeated the royals 5 to two reportedly Bill Veck himself modeled the uniform for sports writers prior to the game. The White Sox were their shorts two more times in 1976 going two in one overall before retiring, the short lived fashion experiment well done, David that was a mega Ben quality play on words there, which is not necessarily a compliment. So a couple misconceptions, I think, first is the idea that they just were these things that whole season, right? They actually only wore them in three games in that season. But also, I was under the impression that one of the reasons why they discontinued this practice was that it was tough to slide in shorts as you would imagine that it would be, right? But that seems to be fake news to some extent here. I'm reading a column by Paul Lucas of uni watch at ESPN and he wrote about this, he said, many fans mistakenly think the socks couldn't slide in the shorts for fear of cutting up their knees, but that wasn't the case. The players had little pads tucked under the tops of their socks just below the kneecap, which apparently provided enough protection to allow for sliding. I don't know. I mean, there's still some exposed skin there, but I do see what it means and I'll link to the pictures. Lucas continued, you might not think those little pads offered much protection, but the numbers don't lie. According to the archive box scores, the Sox stole 8 bases without being caught in their three shorts clad games. So the pads must have been doing the job, either that or the opposing catchers were too busy laughing to throw anyone out. So that's interesting. And they won two of the three games so that they played. And yet this did not catch on and the White Sox did not continue doing it. There were other teams that tried this minor league teams primarily in the 50s and 60s and 70s. So it was not solely a wait Sox idea, but again, even though it seems to have gone just fine for the White Sox. It wasn't like, oh, we've made a horrible mistake, and this was terrible. But it just never continued anyway. So, I don't know, maybe we should consider bringing back the shorts. I don't see a strong reason against it at least based on this as David called it short lived experiment. I still think it would be bad to slide in shorts. You would think. You would think. I just think it would be bad to slide in shorts. I support, you know, we support the horni to some extent of baseball. Like within bounds, you know, we don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable, but you know, we also think that there's room between the length of the pant leg as it is and what it could be, shall we say. But I still think it would suck to slide in in shorts. I think it would be, you know, it's like, you don't want to, have you ever fallen down at the beach?
"cubs" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"You don't want to rush back from an oblique Nico Horner specifically. Similar situation in my mind, he came to camp in 2021, noticeably stronger and bulkier, suffered a few muscle injuries that year. One was a noble tried to come back at around three and a half weeks. It minor league rehab stint immediately re injured himself was out another three and a half weeks at total of 7 weeks. I think I don't want to guarantee anything, but I think the worst case scenario without setbacks is probably missing the first month. And I think that's fine. I think if that's what ends up happening, you want him to be a 100%. You don't want him. You can talk a lot about what are the rosiest scenarios for the cubs offense. And those rosiest scenarios include, say, Suzuki turning into a superstar level offensive player, which I think he's got some of the traits that you look for. Obviously it needs to be healthy and stay on the field. But he, I think he could miss anywhere from two to four weeks of the regular season. And you know, it'd be great if it was like 5, 6 games. I think that comes would be thrilled with that, but they're not going to rush things. There's no reason for them to do that. The options. I think Trey Mancini may get a shot at right field. Mike tuchman has a really good chance of making this team now. Patrick wisdom will get some shot at right field, which then opens up playing time at third base. So there's a lot of moving parts here and with Mancini that may open time up at DH. So who else makes the team fans could get excited about a prospect like Matt mervis, maybe making the team because of this I'd be surprised if that happens. I wouldn't count on Brennan Davis being ready to make the opening day roster, although he certainly part of the future, someone they believe if he can stay healthy, he's a big part of their future. And then something opening up at third base, if wisdom is playing more right field, suddenly always Nick madrigal at third base, not as big of a look at this weird experiment the cubs are running and is this a reality situation because I've talked to people that are really excited about him offensively because they freely admit now he shouldn't have been on the opening day roster. He should have stayed back in Arizona continued to rehab, not pushed so hard and he just wasn't a 100% maybe they were like two weeks in the season where he was healthy and looked like the guy that was drafted forth by the White Sox years ago. I want to believe in Nick madrigal. So holding out hope I would enjoy it if he were good. I'd want to ask about two potential infield weak spots. So with Wilson Contreras last season, the cubs ranked 6th in catcher war without him, they project to finish 28th, so why let him leave, particularly to go to your biggest rival, that's one spot. Another one is for space, which unlike catcher was a weak spot last year too, and still looks like one this year, at least according to the projections, 5th lowest war in 2022, projected for fourth lowest in 2023, Eric Hosmer is here. There's a correlation there. So tell us about what happened and what didn't happen at catcher in first base this winter. Yeah, so catcher, I think this is a nuanced topic that essentially the cubs want to go in a different direction with how they handle that position. I think yon Gomes is a perfect example of what they're looking for. They're go look at how the Astros handled a position, the Yankees post Gary Sanchez, just most of the good teams, the way they handle catcher is offensive secondary, right? If you have a guy in a rookie contract like Will Smith in LA, then sure, go for it. Ride that guy. If he does all the little things as well as being a great offensive player, then sure, the cubs would love that. That's not the situation they have. It's just, they don't have that prospect ready at Miguel Maya, maybe someday will be that guy. Maybe at some point this year. But Jan Gomes talked to pictures about Jan Gomes and you just get over the top praise about how much work he puts in in between the games, whether it's meetings with the coaches and catchers and pitchers or showing up for bullpens and breaking down all the little things and giving little advice, being able to adjust on the fly in game because he sees certain things and it's like, you know what? The game plan we had is great, but I think if we tweak it slightly here, he gets a lot of praise for constantly being on top of things during a game. He's in the coach's ears. He's constantly thinking and I've had multiple people say he's going to be a manager. And I think they look at Tucker barnhart similarly. I think offensively, Jan Gomes probably has more upside than Tucker. I don't know how real this is, but I was looking at Jan Gomes offense. And it seems to always go down when he goes to a new team when he's trying to get to know new pitchers. And he's admitted to me that he's like, oh, my only focus when I come to a new team is trying to understand these pictures and get the best out of them. So I'm curious to see if the offense is a little better this year for him because it was in the second half last year. I don't know if randomness, if it's just completely random and I'm falling for it or what, but I'm curious to see if he can be close to a league average bat. I'd be surprised if Tucker is. But yeah, that's what they want from their catchers and the reality is they didn't feel that Wilson was giving them that. He's a great offensive player and to be a consistently great offensive player. You need to spend time working on that. A lot of time working on that and that can take away from the other responsibilities that come with catching. And sometimes that works fine. Sometimes it doesn't when you have a really veteran pitching staff. Great. He could catch the 2016 cubs pitching staff because there was nobody young on that staff.
"cubs" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"They still sort of walking around with the same swagger in the same expectation and even using it as motivation the fact that their doubters now? Well, I think if you had Andrew Friedman do the annual WinCo prediction, I think he had already answered the question saying that you were going to win a 111 games again. So I think how well aware of that. I almost think they mind it. Like I don't think mine being in that position, obviously the preference is to win the division by 20 games. Last year, but I think there was a part of them in 2021 that was kind of invigorated by being in a postseason with the Giants. I obviously they knew they were going to make the playoffs, but just that division hunt invigorated them at points. I brought the best out of them. Obviously I think towards the end, it sort of tired them out and exhausted them. I think by the CS in 2021, they were kind of drained. But I think in the middle of that stretch, kind of brought out the best of them. I think they went like 44 and 13 to end that 2021 regular season. Obviously I was a really good team, but they sort of thrived in being a division race. I think that sort of is a tone to set for this season. I think it was probably a lot of parallels to that. Obviously, I don't know if the Padres and Dodgers are going to each win a 106 plus games this year, but they're going to be obviously in a really contentious race. And I think they know the benefits of winning the division, especially now with the wildcard around being instituted. I think they are going to really thrive in this. I honestly think that they're going to benefit from it. I think the biggest thing that's going to be in their way is just if these injuries and death starts to pile up, because there's enough residue resident talent on this roster to win the division. I think that should be the expectation. I think a successful season is obviously beyond that. It's getting back to the World Series again. And I think that's always going to be the thing. You want to be the goal as long as it's sort of this group is in place. And this is more of a season preview than a full year preview. So we probably don't have to ask you where Shohei Ohtani is going to go because if you knew that, I imagine you would have reported it by now, but do you think that being reunited with former angels beat writer Fabian ardaya will be a big factor in his decision? I don't think so. Me asking him about his walk up songs and about certain random things that he did in his early years. I don't think that's necessarily a positive or a negative. I think it's just one of those things. But I do know the Dodgers have been obsessed with showy Otani since he was in high school. And that's going back to a previous regime, obviously, but there's been a lot of interest in him for a long time. So I wouldn't be surprised that they're heavily dynamics. So you're saying it'll be like a tie breaker, basically. Two teams offer him the same amount of money. I don't think it'll be part of Andrew Friedman's pitch. No. Well, maybe it's in the back of his mind. I'm sure he'd be happy to see you again. I can't believe you left him. I mean, if I were covering Shohei Ohtani, I don't know that I could move to cover another team, even a more successful team, but I'm looking at something on the Dodgers B who did that. Yeah, that's true. Yeah, maybe he wants to see Jack Harris again, or someone else, right? Well, that's an unsung factor in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, the former angels beat writers who cover the Dodgers now. And the familiarity that Shohei Ohtani has with them could be the secret advantage that no one is giving the doctor's credit for. All right, you can read Fabian on the Dodgers. All season long, unless he decamps for some other team somewhere else. Who knows, but the Dodgers, he is at for now and for the foreseeable future and also on Twitter at Fabian ardaya, always a pleasure to read you into talk to you. Thanks for having me. Yeah, thanks for having me. And with that, we are officially halfway
"cubs" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"They're hitters, you know? It's in there. It's in their nature. Indeed. It's in, it's in there. You know? Yes. All right, let's do some previews. Shall we? So we've got the Dodgers up first, projected for for them a soft. 87.6 wins with a 65% playoff ads in 25% division aunts. Shocking. My goodness. When was the last time that that was the case, I don't know, we could probably look. I don't know if the fan grass playoff ads go back far enough for us to tell when the last time that happened. This is the first time since we've had odds that which I think they play a false go back to 2021. But this is the first time they've been projected for fewer than 90 wins. And when Ben Clemens wrote that, they still had a fully operational Gavin looks. So it's only gotten worse. Yeah, I mean, they're 7th now in projected wind totals, which is better than most of the teams, obviously. You can do the arithmetic there, but 7th, that is how far they have fallen. Yeah. Obviously. Only projected for 87. And still probably making the playoffs and having a solid chance to make the division. So that's obviously a reflection of how successful the Dodgers have been that this is quite a comedown for them. Hey Padres, you got a chance. This is the lady is open. Yeah. Do it, guys. So we'll talk to Fabian ardaya about the Dodgers, and then we will be back with a head of Sharma about the cubs, cubs 76.3 projected wins with a 9 and 4% playoff and division odds, respectively. So they've fallen far relative
"cubs" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Hello. So we got a couple of big team previews for you today and just a little while. We will be talking to fabiano DIA of the athletic about the Los Angeles Dodgers followed by Sahara Sharma. Also of the athletic on the Chicago Cubs, not too much to talk about before then probably because there hasn't been any big breaking news or wind breaking news like the kind that we talked about last time. That's so great. Yeah, I had worse on that episode than that one. Yeah, it was both an all time high and an all time low. Land of contrast, know what I was going to say was like, if all he had broke was wind, we wouldn't have had to talk about it. That would not have been newsworthy. Eddie Dodgers fans who were just joining us here don't know what we're referring to. We're talking about top of our previous podcast to the admission by former Dodger. He charted during the 2020 LTS. So if you want to reminisce about the days when Hernandez was with the Dodgers, if that was a successful postseason and who knew what he overcame to win that ring, so check out episode 1975 for that, but you know, it's not a word that improves upon hearing it more, you know? No. There are words that do. There are songs that do you know sometimes you hear a song on the radio and you're like, garbage song. And then you hear it four more times, and love it, you know? I think there's a whole thing about this, right? The familiarity effect or whatever. Right. Charted not on that list. Charted, not charting. Kill me. There's no really delicate way to say it. I mean, I guess they're euphemisms out there, perhaps, but it's interesting because Justin Turner, another former dager who prompted that confession by kiker Hernandez. I mean, he gave him an out, right? I mean, he said, you know, when Kiki Hernandez started explaining what happened, Justin Turner was like, so you're saying you misjudged a fart and kicker ninjas was what I'm saying is. That you spelled out exactly what happened there. What happened was there had previously been no poop in the pants, and then after that, at least some amount of poop in the pants. Yeah, special surprise. So special. One thing that did happen in spring training where a lot of weird stuff happens is that kenta maeda was not just tipping his pitches in the typical way, but tipping his pitches via in a start against the rays. So making his second spring start coming back from Tommy John surgery, apparently catcher Tony Walters had the pitch come dialed up so high, perhaps unintentionally, that the ray of hitters could hear every pitch that was called a pitch. As could the plate umpire. And yet maeda threw two squirrel settings, struck out two, walked one, and he didn't even know that this was happening. And it just came to their attention. Apparently, the umpires said, ESPN said a conversation with the umpires after the second inning tipped off twins manager Rocco baldelli. So I don't know whether the umpires brought that to his attention. I don't know whether that would be within their purview to tell one team that, hey, your pitch come device is tipping all your pitches or not or whether something they said tipped. Off, so to speak. But the point is, the braised knew everything that was coming and they still could not muster much offense against maida. And it's spring training and it's two innings and we don't need to make too much of that. But it just brings me to mind about all of the studies about sign stealing and the baking scheme seemingly not paying as many dividends as you would think and everyone wonders why and part of it was just that you didn't have a 100% reliability. They weren't always banging correctly, but also it's just very hard to hit pitches thrown by major league pitchers, even if you know what's coming. It's tough and also knowing what's coming sort of disrupts your routine in a sense because you don't normally know what's coming. So I don't think we can read too much into two spring training innings, but so another tiny little unreliable data point to suggest that merely knowing what's coming is not sufficient to actually produce against those pitches. Which doesn't mean that we're saying they'll be cheaters, you know, we're not saying that. We're in fact saying, why if the moral case against it isn't compelling to you, perhaps the practical case of it not helping that much will make the risk reward tip away from it, you know? We're finding so many ways to use that word here. Ben, you were like, there's no big news. Uh oh. I don't know that it's big news. Okay? I want a caveat this by saying, could be fine. Doesn't mean it is anything. It's spring. You know, they're cautious, but I do want to tell you. You know who left the second ending of Friday's game was right knee discomfort. Do you know who it is? I don't Vladimir gray or junior. So I'm just saying, it seems like it's not a big deal. That's what this says, right? I'm reading it now on Aaron. Now I'm feeling a little bad for making you worry. But they did remove him. They were like, don't take any chances, you know? Well, I'm worried just because of the many injuries, including knee injuries, one of which we're going to talk about on the Dodgers segment and we lamented the wave of entries on our last episode. It actually it made me wonder, is there a better way where we could do spring training, even maybe without playing so many games or something? I think you have to have drills and guys have to get up to game speed and everything even if they're in pretty good shape and pitchers have to get ramped up, but what if there were a way to not play so many games and just throw your bullpens and take your batting practice and maybe intense batting practice and all sorts of practice, but fewer actual games just to minimize injury, but then I was thinking of all the reasons why that's probably not a good idea. For one thing, it's a spectator experience and people in Florida and Arizona like to go watch spring training games and things like to sell tickets to them. And it's hard to replicate the in game experience just in terms of intensity, even if it's spring training and it's not very intense. It's still a little bit different from a scrimmage or view on a backfield or in a batting cage somewhere. And also this spring with all the new rules changes and everything you kind of have to see how that plays out in a game setting to get acclimated to it. But I do wonder like if we ever do get to a point where spring training is shortened somewhat and maybe pictures just get built up in some other way without actually subjecting players to all of these scenarios where there may be more likely to get injured because it's just such a bummer when that happens before the season even starts. Yeah, it's such a funny balance we have to strike. It's like you want it's like the Goldilocks approach to baseball.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Suddenly Running Against Sen. Ted Cruz for Something?
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"I think there will be the cubs impression as well yet. He's shown well had a good minor league season. A twenty six not old by any standards anymore in the major league so are this is a guy that we could take a strong look at spring training at ross. In the you know the coaches help evaluate where he might fit in again Will he be a part-time center fielder to start the year of could he be with ortega platooning in centerfield. While brennan davis Gets his chaps finally in the minor leagues and we see him ascend toward the end of the season to the chicago cubs. These are some of the exciting things that companies look forward to next in india. Like bruce was just saying. It's i think it is incomplete two and the cubs fan. The cubs certainly wanted to see more from her rossiya. That's why they call them up. You're dealt with injuries in the minor league season early in the years. Well so he just hasn't quite been on the field as much as as the organization would have liked obviously would have been really interesting to see how the last three weeks played out as he got. Drew start against lefties in some right handed. Starters played three outfield spots in and just continue to show what he could do with the bat. But right now from what little you've seen andean and everything grew said. Where do you think. Michael might fit on the twenty twenty two cubs. I'm of with bruce words yet. It is a little bit incomplete you know. He's definitely earned at least know spring training. Invite and getting the look and spring training to see you know what kind of what he can do there Because there were there was w the flashes right to homerun he had underway of. Was i mean you know that was. That was a shot like that was that was hit really really hard really far and then obviously defense like you mentioned it in a box part when he did that. Mike oh my gosh. She's like. I can't believe he just caught that like i was incredible We've seen the flashes and and there's definitely potential there. I mean he. I think it was it was either. Tommy birger alex cover the iowa cubs mentioned you know. Had he been healthy he probably would have been one of those guys. I got called up after the trade deadline and probably would have been with the cubs. You know this whole second this whole after the trade Deadline but he was hurt. That's what we saw here with with the cubs. Yeah we saw the flashes and then he got hurt in aaa iowa. He's he was hitting three. Oh six so. There's definitely the back can play at least the aaa level. So it's you gotta get that look at the major league level which he he never really got. Ready came up with the angels was played. Played some with the angels. But i think he's only had like one hundred at ads in the major leagues like that's such a small sample size for anyone to judge whether or not he's a major league and and i'm with you bruce as twenty-seven-year-old twenty six is very young so he is very very young and and can smell definitely still definitely has some some years ahead of them all right..
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"I think is a huge part of this in with all this to everybody. We talked about it bit before. They're coming off covid seasons right. A lot of these guys didn't pitch last year and live games. They threw a lot of innings and bullpens or live. Vp's against their teammates but nothing in actual competition so in talking with jensen and the under you're talking to max A little bit later as well but just how were they. Working through that from georgia's perspective. How does he Maximize the amount of throws and limits. The amount of throws at these guys have with the analytics. And then i guy like jensen and and pitchers like him in bain. How do they make the most of their time in between keeping them fresh making sure that their workload isn't to advance this year. When last year was in some ways a loss season in terms of workload. Yeah i think that comes back to what i was talking about with. Bain where he's super tapped into the data side and he has the third party facility outside of the team that he works with in a in a really strong capacity and i'd argue almost probably teaches at to some extent but he's he's a very different individuals. So i imagine when. I talked to bain. I'm going to hear that he didn't see this as a problem. All you probably saw it as an advantage to some extent being able to literally focus in on say increasing velocity having a very targeted goal without the pressure of having to go out there every day on the mound and perform so. I think that actually might have been a benefit. But i like jensen. It's a bit of an interesting conundrum. Because he's not a soto guy maybe doesn't have the best understanding what he's doing in the off season but i would argue that jensen has fueled to be able to kind of to some extent And the other thing is i mentioned talked to george. Like jensen's hit every single one of his player development goals whether that be the slider shape. Or whether it'd be the curveball shape so it's almost it's a bit of like a hands off approach. You almost wanna take with a guy like that. Because he's been so successful at every level that there's no real need to inundate him with a lot of stats in a lot of data and everything. That could potentially complicate what happens in his head when he steps between the lines. And you don't have that real time feedback of data to some extent. Yes so land last one for me. That is What are your development goals. You know when you're down in south bend and are they hooking you up. Are you going to throw in front of the rep soto and try to develop the shape of your slider at all. Coming up yeah. I'm hoping improve the the hip shoulder. Separation a little bit. Actually i don't know about my mobility right hips a little bit tight so i got to be careful with that. I don't i don't even want to give you the velocity number that you probably see if i got on the map it would probably be below sixty miles per hour but No i hope it's above that. I really hope it's about that or my much much at baseball days. Have gone for nothing but Yeah we'll see maybe up the raft soda here at a bit. We'll see how do sounds good. Well i know we need to get coal right out there for sure. Insists he can throw ninety. I think we need to put him to test. So at some point we'll We'll definitely throw them out there. But lance thanks for other knowledge appreciate it had fun south. Bend thank you tony. All right. that'll do it for this week's edition of the cubs. Weekly podcast presented by wintrust. There was lance brasow. Ski breaking down the southbound arms and dame cubs vp of scouting. Talking about the two thousand twenty one draft love a lot more cubs prospect content and marquee sports network dot com as well as our app. Thanks as.
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"Oh every year and they always lost eight and three michigan like every single year in the nineties. When i was a teen watching that so the success they had basically since jim tressel took over the last twenty years is really remarkable so i can never complain as an ohio state fan. They've won two national championships in my lifetime already. And they're in the mix for the playoff every single year. So i have nothing to plan about. If only you know trestle and Tro prior and those guys were just ahead of their time because if it were their plane now they could get inked up they could get touted up You know as much as they wanted with with no repercussion. That is that was a joke back. Then it's even more of a joke. Now i was actually at the last game that trestle and terrell prior played and coached because it was the sugar bowl. We went down my cousins. And i to new orleans to have a hell of a time there and they beat bobby. The and ryan mallett arkansas in the sugarbowl but that was the last game because that whole scandal broke the the next spring and summer entrusted was gone and prior never played a game for house it again but yes looking back now as every college football and basketball player throws out there link to a video game to get twenty dollars on twitter right the fact that all these guys lost their careers and college football careers based on tattoos and some hats and some pants. I always thought that was a misdemeanor. Was bobby portrayal like the year. After that when he fell off the back of the motorcycle with with his side piece. That worked in the arkansas ticket office and then gave the greatest press conference ever the neck. Brace in the hat that that sounds right probably the next year or so. And yes pictures. If you if you google bobby between now and you just see him up there with the neckbrace with the face of rage. And didn't he lie. I to about what happened. Total yes and was like defiant about it was a total jerk about it and the other thing. Okay this is now kind of we're gonna conspiracy theory. But i remember when that happened. Okay so he lied alive at first and then you hear the story. Was it part of the story. Also potentially the significant other of the woman might have beaten them up. I don't know if that's true. I like i read something about that. That also could have been part of His face being mashed up a little bit. Yes so there was. There was something else too that you're right And so could crack vertebrae four broken ribs and seriously beaten up. It said that.
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"Hi welcome back chris. Raby show on today. Amac dot com. It is friday. July ninth twenty twenty one addition to the program. We're going to talk with charlie in just a minute. We'll talk a little cardinals before the cardinals cubs this weekend..
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"There are other guys that you want to be part of your core moving forward or if you do have been a huge part of the past bryant rizzo havi willing to trade has signed through twenty twenty two as well so They're certainly like a lot of questions with that. And dealing away guys like again. Rizzo havi your bryant who are like faces of the franchise who helped break that. That world series drought. There's a lot of implications that come with that beyond just a prospect capital beyond what how it affects the roster and everything else it. It affects the fan base and You know just moving forward affects the future in the potential pass that jed heuer's front office has for this team. So so yeah this kind of garage sale is maybe the most likely option here too because it. It's it's gonna take a lot for the cubs to get back into the race. It's certainly possible. But also at the same time i don't know i don't know what you're necessarily getting for all of these guys to. I don't know that answer right now on july as i don't think knows that answer right. Now he's had cursory initial discussions with other teams sure but teams competing against each other in desperation at the deadline is what brings about like you said what the yankees got in return for a roll. This chapman for drew miller like you know the cubs giving up gleyber torres and then the following year giving up eli jimenez dylan sees for jose. Cantata there's a bit of desperation that leads there's competition there's the fact that you get up to the deadline and jed said this a bunch. He said over the winter like a deadline is wet creates action. What's what makes things happen. So i think either way. We don't know the answers to all of these things are what the cubs could get in return until about that because their cubs are jumping the mark. Either way right now. that's what. I can't see them trading away any of those big pieces right now but i also certainly don't see them adding anything or buying anything and i think they would wait until july twenty ninth thirtieth until they make a lot of those decisions in see what they're able to get back and you know all of this that we're talking about two other team plays in the field everything else that all might change if there are some teams out there if the padres really wanna world series if the mets do if if the white sox really doer they come calling crosstown rivals. If they're willing to give up this huge hall for a bryant for kimbrel. Four angel cheif who should actually fetch a decent on his reliable left handed. Reliever like if there's a huge amount there. Then it'd be difficult for jed to say no especially if his team is kind of toeing the line in contention or not. So yeah i. It's it's tough. It's fun to talk about right now and I think the cubs can make things interesting. And that's really what. I'm going to be looking for over the next few weeks. I think this is going to be an awesome few weeks because it has so many implications for the future of the franchise. Not just the future of this year. So i i'm pretty pumped to see how the next couple of weeks play out but there are some questions that come into that as well and i think the health of some of these guys play a factor plays a role here to chris..
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"The i cubs are struggling. Because you're taking away some very important pieces. Even the i cubs then like what we're seeing so the cubs to replenish and so the cubs are having do the same thing. So you're just going to see some moving parts to the i cubs but i really do think this is a really exciting time for this team. Yeah love that point that you just like you see why some of these guys are in chicago. I remember watching one of the early broadcast. And i'll contract was up there and forget exactly who it was but he was thrown like one hundred and one mile an hour and a concert just fighting it off. It was a late. You know eighth or ninth inning. I think that might have been like the camera may been home. Run game was against indianapolis. I remember vividly. It was a twelve pitch at bat. Yeah i'll off like three hundred mph fastballs. Yeah okay there you go. Yeah so. I remember watching that i was like. Wow this guy's got a pretty good quick switching. He's a switch hitter. I was thinking to myself. Like oh i could actually see a fit year in chicago couple of weeks later it happened so but you know same question to you. Alex what what do you think cubs fan should be tuning in here in looking at in these iowa cubs broadcasts. I i just think was so much volatility with the roster right now when it comes to injuries a week be talking about an iowa cubs roster right now but on thursday and friday that roster might be different. And you could be having guys who are option that are that are playing down near munich. Martini just was designated for assignment cleared. Waivers these in the starting lineup tonight. So he's a guy who was just up in the big leagues two days ago. Mean watch out. What if he gets out. What if he hits against right handed pitching and an injury happens that you could see him on the forty man roster once again That to me that's really interesting. And then some of the at bats in the lineup as elise was saying these strange gordon. The name that sticks out to me i mean. He's a guy with two gold glove all-star periods over thousand big games and he still has the speed that can change games Our last game in omaha. He walked in the first inning. Stole second stole third scored on a bunt speak and change games. And he's the guy that i mean you could talk about is diminishing skills or not hitting us high for batting average getting all basis much so when he gets on base he's able to change games just i would say single handedly but with every pitch with every swing He's a guy that with his pedigree with his background if he can get the bat going. I mean he's somebody that could certainly contribute in a big league of right now especially september october when you're in pennant race and you need a speed guy and somebody who could play to infield positions really well and hit a little power. I mean he's a guy that is is definitely his skill set is still there and i do not think that you know him. At thirty three years old passes prime. I think he's the guy if he can get hot as a big leaguer. So he's one of sticks out to me so The way things are going this year..
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"Slam cubs fans. No it at that. But morgan was the guy in the mount at that time But at least. I guess to to your point now when you talk a little bit earlier just about the guys kind of coming up in the cohesiveness between we saw hayward nick don their other guys going up to chicago just from your perspective in conversations. Why is it that. Do you think that guys have been able to to make that. I eighty as talked about it. And just thrive right away right off the bat in chicago. Yeah even asked me about that. The first time. I talk to him and he said because everything they do here is everything they are doing in chicago. That is something. They stress in spring training and start in spring training and the entire organization. Not even just the icons that all the way down every organization that is how they models things and even the way. He calls his games where he models his games. He wants to do it similar to how they're doing it in chicago so that these guys are ready and i think too. There's probably this hunger in these guys. Because of the way the last couple of years have gone and the minor league season like i said last year lack thereof and so I think there when you combine all of that the way. The cubs run their organizations. And then there's this dry within them that when they get up there they want to succeed in they see opportunity this year especially with the injuries they see. I mean look at patrick. Wisdom is doing he sees that open door and you take it and so every guy who who's up there is trying to do that Because they see that potentially with how things going could be a longer stay. Alex is that the same kind of perspective you've gotten to from from talking to guys that they see the opportunity and understand that it could be a opportunity for them to thrive. Absolutely i think wisdom is the perfect example. I mean he's a guy who's been in the big leagues two thousand eighteen thousand nine hundred and two thousand and twenty and very limited stints former supplemental first round draft. Pick twenty nine years old but a guy that you know he was in the alternate side. He played well obviously starts season in aaa and then if he plays well and if the opportunity presents itself he goes up to the big leagues nationally player of the week. Not all of you made a week for yourself. Among for yourself you've arguably made a career for yourself so i mean those are tangible effects. That happen in two weeks time so that you have sergio all contra that. Dfa the tigers an organization that is struggling with middle infield depth at twenty three years old claim by the cubs sent through waivers eke pass through. And then he's the guy said at the top of the order for the sit at the bottom of the order for the icu said more walks than strikeouts. Hit over three hundred played above average defense. And now he's up in the big leagues playing considerable time. You know playing. They're playing a short pinch hitting playing second. I mean there are players here. That are seeing guys that were here. Two weeks ago and didn't have a path to the big leagues. Get that pat to the big leagues and play really well. So yeah. there's definitely light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to that and i think players are recognizing that y'all contra has a really interesting guy 'cause like you just mentioned. He was acquired by.
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"I mean it was just pomp and circumstance. Front to back at the friendly confines. June second i will never forget. Yeah all around baseball to just wanted an incredible job. Mlb dinner with it you know bootleg second to none as far as how much awareness. He tries to drive home on their no. It looks like mr matt foley but top. I'm not boobs. Forgive me i'm not. I'm not saying that you live in a van down by the river. All saw was the top and and chris farley. His hair looked a little red right there. This is a gift from boot. Nice okay boone. Still go one of these. And i'm like like that shirt me. Got me one. But he does amazing work with project main street and everything he's done with all the families and helping people through this terrible disease. It's it's it's horrible what it does to people in how just to sit there and have your brain working but the rest of your body just create and like you said. It's one hundred percent fatal. It's there's there's people aren't getting cures for this in the fight to get cure strikeout. Ls is something boots determined to be a part of and be a big part of to support him as his friend. Just look at what. What lou gehrig said the day you know when he got up there and said i consider today i consider myself the luckiest man alive. Like here's somebody who's got a disease it's gonna kill him and he says that because he truly meant that because it is an incredible honor to put on a major league uniform. It is a gift it is. It is not a right the day you get done playing baseball. They keep playing baseball games. Baseball never stops for you. So you have for him in that moment to have the wherewithal on the understanding. Even though something tragic was happening that was going to eventually kill him. He truly understood that he was so lucky. To put a yankee uniform on and play the great game and for him to say that in that moment and now for major league baseball to recognize june second his as lou gehrig's disease for the rest of the time is so incredible and And really really fitting in. And i'm just glad that so. Much awareness was brought to it and and none bigger than boob and everything. He's done for marquees. Oh my god you know top to bottom. It was one of the best shows games. I saw just the amount of rape things were done. You know from first pitches to families in the stands and all the awareness raising money just in a special day man. It was really cool. Don't you how much you is there. Anything that jumped off the page to you. I just the the outpouring from everybody. That the t shirts the supporters the even people that are suffering from a ls that were in attendance and they were able to take things. In steve gleason was there. I used to cover the saints. Once upon a time to see. Steve gleason still here with us..
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"Wintrust commercial message is always good to get you bills paid and our before we hit the break we were talking about that digging with debt segment. We talked about you being able to stroll the basis at wrigley field. All by yourself. So you know what those come about what i really want to know about is your catcher and third base coach during those segments on producer. Extraordinaire coordinating producer exterior. I mean that guy right there. He's as good as it gets right. Yeah i mean nick seger. You talked about the today's modern ballplayers got to play every position. We see what. Chris ryan's do any point third centre-left now he's playing first baseball. Risks out. stieg's did at all i mean. He was multifaceted multi tool hito third base coach. Willie era asami going full. Get down on the grass. It was really really impressive. Flash in the those old high school skills and and it was pretty I was. I'm not gonna lie. There's a lot of people get out there. Salad catch you but stieg's did a pretty good job couple of rams horns a couple times. He knocked down like yet glove deal with teflon or something but other than that did a good job. Now you know it was. It was a ton of funded actually was an idea that brewed last year. That we thought about trying to do Especially with the pandemic going on no fans and when the team was on the road and colin games at home. Because we're not traveling you know working all those years in mlb network. We have studio forty two where we can go in and do live demos if something happens in a game. Let's go break that down and we got our studio across the street from field. What have we have an opportunity to go in wrigley and give fans exactly kind of what went on and so Team was in pittsburgh. Trevor williams to starting and just started with like all right. We we have a blank canvas. We don't know what's going to happen right now and kind of talked about what he might be going through emotion wise before the start of a game. You're more pitches than boom. He has a player. The backup third base backing up a simple tiny little thing that you see. Go wrong all the time. We're guys don't get there in a costume extra-base you know maybe both runners move up. Run scores whatever it. Is we get to do that. Then it was the sled bunce and getting buttons down and and then him running the bases and kind of like all the little things in a game that we get to do in little moments that we wanna show fans at home. That are happening. You know we always see the highlights. In the morning meals droughts homer elmer strikeouts. All the big moments in the game that the awesome defensive play. But there's all these little pieces that go on during a chess match of a major league baseball game. That was so much fun to give fans and and to be able to do that..
"cubs" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"They didn't have no and it turns out that they're going to miss at least one of them again when they go back out there. But that's just the nature of the beast when you're playing during the season and you play teams close to each other and good for them like at the end of the day. They weren't facing slouches. Either you look at the numbers of each of those starting pitchers coming into the game. They got really good stuff. They're capable of striking a lot of guys out and the cubs put together great at bats. And that's taken carry your business at home and then now you're on the west coast. San francisco's in first place. They're playing great baseball. They're extremely well odor starting rotation end their bullpen. So they're gonna have their hands full. And then you know that the padres are not gonna forget one second. What just went on wrigley field. They're going to be getting ready. But i think the approach they take. Every day is just is exactly that today. it's only matters today. Don't make it bigger than that. Don't make it about a series. Make it about this game rate near and because of that. That's why you're seeing these winds just happen against really good teams which tells me the cubs are a really good team. They're not this isn't a flute. Were in june i now. And their continuing to play great baseball since april seventeenth and doing it in multiple different facets. And it's fun to watch so You know good for them for taking care of their businesses like we always talk to. It's like okay. Cool your face in the pirates right not a good team and you better beat them and they do that. They're facing such taking care of the plane down to the competition. They're playing above the lesser competition. And they're playing right there with the great competition at their face and then beat him so I just love where they're at right now. Look forward to keep him keep it going. How could you not love the way they're playing. I mean they're playing a brand new baseball that at the beginning of the season there was really no sense of identity. This is a team that was swinging for defenses and we sat around our marquee sports. Now we're studios tony and said if this team can just start putting the ball in play and doing the little things and that's what we're seeing right now. They're they're getting on base. The scoring runs. They're stealing bases. It seems to be a complete team effort in when guys go down in the injury bug. We've seen other guys to step right back up. It's been another link in the chain mentality and we saw how they struggled and scuffled just a little bit during the month of april but wants to turn may and they turn that calendar page. I mean they look like a completely different team so when it comes to that turnaround in may and then back into the month of june tony. What was the most impressive thing you. I think it's what you said right there at the identity. They resented a few days ago that the cubs feel like they're never out of game right now. They feel like they're always able to win each night. And they've proven that they went the almost the entire month of may without losing a game by multiple run. They were right in there. They had ninth inning rallies. Everybody on twitter wants to call them like fake rallies but they're not fake when you're able to come back and even if you don't tie game but you still score two or three runs the night new keep coming back it. It gives that believe in instills that belief in this team that they can come back..
"cubs" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"They went out to sign the whole story yesterday. Okay. Stuart is most famously known because there's picked 22 Times. Two picks after Chris Bryant in the 2013 number four overall high draft pick. Did I talkto One Scout yesterday, said this the problem with drafting high school pictures that the journey to get to the majors can could be winding and they may never get there in the way you want, so he was a high school pitcher back in 13 drafted Didn't work out with the twins. So the Cubs picked him up. That's not a big name, right? That's a project. They're probably just trying to war drum roll pre, please. They are interested in former Cy Young winner World Series champion two time no hitter. Guy Jake area. There is interest with Jake period and the Cubs area is throwing today for teams, so I don't want to say it's imminent that he's signing because of the throwing goes bad. You know that That's not gonna look good or some other if it goes really well and a contender wants to give a lot of money, So I'm not saying it's a done deal, but there is big time interest area and the Cubs. Probably start another guy chasing understand Trevor Williams. You know, it's just Barlow throw done. Yeah. Rodin's in the mix. No, he's there talking to him. Yeah. I heard Casey understand Trevor Williams most recently. But look their bodies right now. Right there. Just even area is kind of just a body coming back Now. I've actually texted with area in the last two weeks. And you know, he was a little coy about Ah lot of things. But one thing, he said, is I am healthy and I'm ready to rock and roll so If you're in the nostalgia, there could be a reunion, which a cure yet again. How much is he going to get if Lester was willing to take anything, So it is weird? Why they just said no to Lester, Despite his desire to play for basically anything in 21 now, maybe they said, no, We don't want to give you four million and 23. You know, maybe they didn't like the deferred money aspect of it. I don't know. But those are questions for Jet boy. Jesse. Any truth to them? The rumor that the Cubs are working Sean Dunstan out today. I mean, really. Came on, man. And here's here than go back to a Lester. I mean, the cardinals brought back Adam Wainwright, a one year deal member. I was talking about CC Sabathia. Ah, one year deal for Adam Wainwright. 39 years old, right here is probably gonna be in the force. What they He's a He's a cardinal. He's a cardinal, and they waited all off season. He waited all offseason. Why I was told a while ago, there was there was a wink and a nod that both Molina and Wainwright would return. But the Cardinals had to figure out their budget. Why wasn't there that weekend and nods to Jon Lester? On Bill figure things that will bring you back. He said on the air yesterday, he couldn't wait any longer for the Cubs. So a lot of strange things there a lot of strange things with these names that they're interested in. And yeah, I would be shocked if I don't know Mickey Morgan. He was on the list. Just okay. I'm just OK clarify for Cub fans. What are the Cubs doing? Like? We've talked already here in the hot stove that the Cubs as is with the moves that they make it still in the division, which is so strange, right? A team that can hit you get rid of some of the assets. So one of the Cubs doing Are they trying to win the division? Are they trying to compete or not? I thought this is a kind of a retooling. The day they traded Yu Darvish was the day they stopped competing in 21. That's that's the bottom line. But if you want a division with this, Jesse, that division sucks, But you could win, right? Yes. What starts about the Cardinals? Hold on a second done. They lost Kolten Wong. What have they done? They brought back Adam Wainwright, Who's 109 years old. He's okay. What have the Cardinals done to this two today? Nothing. They haven't subtracted alive. That's what you know, took a Gold glove second basement off their rosters didn't want to pay him right now. We'll see if they bring him back. He's still out there. Molina is gonna come back Ken Rosenthal reported last night during talks with the Rockies. Nolan Aron Adam, who had a had a really bad year. Okay. You don't want to don't know on there. You don't think they'll rebound? You don't think Paul Goldschmidt rebounded pretty well when he got traded to ST Louis, by the way, Jeff Passan just tweeted Peterson's deal. Seven million for the Cubs. Wait a minute. Where did you get the body? What everybody coming from. That's maybe a million or two more. The order would have gotten through through arbitration.