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Ben Oburn Interview

The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast

50:46 min | 2 months ago

Ben Oburn Interview

"The. govering sports in the Midwest, it's the mid-west sports network and Wfan DOT net. It's episode. One Sixty eight of the Cincinnati in Dayton sports podcast in our special guests, is Ben Ober the public address announcer for the Dayton dragons. We're talking minor league baseball, announcing sports and more on the local Sunday sports podcasts on episode one sixty eight. Welcome to the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcasts with. Lee W Maui. This is a weekly podcast covering all sports in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio from Lima to the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Eastern Indiana to Madison County and all points in between. This is your source of local Cincinnati and Dayton. Ohio sports visit the Lee W Malan Dot com slash podcast defined your favorite podcasting platform music created with the SPLASH APP time for another episode with your host Lee w Maolin. And currently on the phone, it's an o'byrne. Today. In the doing well Nice warm Saturday in Ohio driving. And, it'd be nice. We have some baseball to go along with that weather, wasn't it? Yes yes, it would as I would. It's an interesting. Interesting! That's an interesting way to put, but. Let's begin Ben Thanks for taking some time. Avenue Day for this interview and first off. Where are you from? I'm live here in Dayton Ohio. Fair born actually just a little little bit north of downtown. Dayton and I've been here for about eight years and enjoy the area and. Enjoy our neighbors and just really good folks live local to us Just hanging out and taking it easy. Now. Were you always a Dayton native, or did you move to Dayton? Sure you know I grew up in a small town near Troy Ohio Pleasant Hill my. High School at Newton local school, which is a smaller rural school, Forty three people in my graduating class. Then I. In Ashland Ohio with the whole goal. Radio, television and I went to Ashland University which is about an hour south of Cleveland and. Do some different things from that perspective, and in appear about eight years ago. I've never in my life against and our family were here. Her family's from this area. Right across the street so. You know local tiredness, thought and When did you decide that you want to get into announcing? Well? I remember the you know I mean there's always in my blood. I can remember as a kid on stumps backyard, announcing a big thing back then was wwf wrestling. So you know housing hall? Care again and Andre Science and you know all of those people I remember doing that. the I also remember you know high school doing you a lot of the of the local sports at the art, high school as well as on high schools. Public address. I was doing. Girls back to ball was doing junior high was doing a bunch of those things, even as I was a junior and senior in high school, so it's always something that's been always something I've enjoyed and you know it's just one of those things that it's how get my fill I being in radio anymore like Kinda get. Excitement like you normally would and in radio situations so just. And truly injure vet so just something long long time and While future my. Very impressive you got your start in a announcing all the way back in high school. That's very impressive sure. The time that is for sure. Now can you remember the steps that lead you to become the PA announcer during that time like? Were you asked by a coach teacher, or did you? Did you ask to do it or how that happen? I was in high school. I was known as the mayor, so I was pretty. Active in the school, the people who I was again a small rural school about forty three people in my graduating class, so it wasn't hard to get to know. People obviously but and I think if I remember correctly it was you know being asked to do the sort of things probably being very willing to do. as well as that was something that I truly enjoyed and felt that in know through my life. They're gonNA -tunities to be able to be all. And some different from a now respective whether that whether that being radio, or whether the meant hopefully do public address, so we're that was the. Public address. Among the people and just you know the incentive that. I'm here you know applause, and all those things when you know some things so I was always always wasn't. It was active in it and was asked multiple times to multiple things Rina Pretty. Pretty stoked whenever somebody did come in spinner. PARTICIPATE IN LA. s very cool. Now you mentioned. You went to Aslund after graduating from Newton. What was your first job in the field? Oh boy my first job. Did some is school Athletic Association. Basketball Tournaments when I was still actively involved in college. In College I was shooting Cisco at the basketball team. A lot of saying I think I remember at done spotlight on some different about when I was in Ashland but you know graduated and it was injured radio Pretty active and radio. Local stations some normal, peer, and and some in the job market So what was pretty active? You know different things to. Stay away from radio for a little while and do other things in between that you know never lost a four on being the microphone and being an active participant in some of the some of the things that go on sporting events locally, so you know just just try just as active as possible and I was pretty. A Get to wearing of the day. Be Able to participate with the dragons. The speaking of the dragons. Let's fast forward a little bit How did that happen? Was Interesting I was actually I auditioned for the Columbus Blue Jackets they were coming down at about the very same time, and so I, have interviewed at Columbus, and was not hired I knew nothing hockey as a matter of fact where I did the interview. I bought the book. dummies in an effort to try to figure out that sport because I didn't know it, but I less fortunate in the live interview and alive. And well. Almost didn't get it so I thought you know I'm hand dragons where copiers in. With them full year was in the thousand two. and they were so they were pretty Pretty new arena sucked. And throw in Sunday to dragons just happens now. I was fortunate. Jerry sharpens. Who is the director and at the time a all and. They had. pastured around a little bit behind probably didn't just let her. All the early part gets the worm, so you I probably made some phone calls since some different emails in an effort to try to you know may something and actually you know. I was hired not necessarily for public service, adding custom sets and different things like that and they had a couple of really really. A people in the very beginning, which were saying collins and just Stevens of both were strong ten heaven's gate. Area and So they were there, and then you know I just had some other things that they would have for I. needed to do to get into the stadium and so I. I was active in stature slow. Need some when for salting and I would fill in, and then as Jeff, sandy kind of. You know stepped away. A little bit won't have fortunate enough to be able to sly and then. Just got check over a map. Respect than you know have been hacked with your organization. Since two thousand to visit would have nineteenth season with. With everything that's happened in the in the shutdown and everything, and that didn't happen, but I'm in Florida next year, being my nineteen year and and many following. You mentioned Jeff Stevens he's The a voice of the Dayton flyers men's basketball team. I think he's done that said in. Two thousand or so something like that. He really good guy and I learned a lot from both and Andy and you know we did some some back and forth in bring those early years sandy some games. We do some games and Jack with his. Say the moved out a little bit again as a little bitty pretty fortunate to be able to move forward and be able to go full time so just a great organization appear all. So eighteen years of dragons baseball, you must have seen some great players, great games along the way there any games or players, or even moments. You fondly remember announcing. You now I think for the know there's been a lot of the gain so many of them that something obviously off centered on. Some of the southern reason, I remember games are because of people. It gets that so people like Edward in our CEO and Julie Bottle, and you know Jay Bruce and they're starting with individuals. That's what I remember. The? Pounced those individuals. Sustained. Some of the outstanding moments I think any fifteen. When we broke the all time street I was going to be down on the field and people to enter introduce you know Magic Johnson or Teams until the whole stadium that we just broken record that of being been held by the Portland Trailblazers and a small single day. Though so you know that was an awesome experience. It's true that down. Greatest thing I think too that we do you know at the at the stadium is? We have the opportunity to bring deployed servicemembers back to the stadium, and you know make a connection with their family some time for the first time at seeing him so being able to be an active participant and announce those people you know, and all that they've sacrificed to be away. you know, and then they come back and greet their families in our field to those are those are the moments that gives you use bumps, and in my role and. The moment that I probably have to join. The military segments that I feel like as the years gone by become common, which is really nice. Considering the Dayton is a military city with Wright Patt nearby so I definitely enjoy that as well and also a former manager, Louis What's his name? Boulevard Luiz Boulevard. In. A United States citizen I thought that was really cool, and I thought it was very touching about the Dayton strong event That that was long double header, but That event. I think it was in the second game. That was very nice as well so. And those type of events you know the Dayton strong was it was so unbelievably well done There was just organized so well and you know it's a moment that none of us wanted to have to do. These because it meant to be tragedy before. But way to be able to bring people together and offer healing, in that environment was just outstanding monument. So I agree with that was that was pretty. Day was a long day, but We were willing to do the long and honor. Those people have been unfortunately you know had lost lives and some different things to that effect, though yeah. I think that was another one of those great moments stadium. I think something that most fans might not realise. Is You know your team matters the community and the Dayton dragons definitely manner to the people here in Montgomery County. Yeah most definitely, it is Which is owned by. Selling regain we've played. As an accomplishment I don't know if that will ever be matched. Up. To be able to? You know how they're season. That stadium filled and and do that. You know consistently says a lot number one, but fans because without them. It doesn't happen, but it also the live. Working as Asian and the leadership and people that come to be able to provide the from her serve as. Is should be provided that state themselves I'm just an outstanding Model other organizations in not in minorly and not just in baseball, but you know throughout all these. Sports and through our level, so it's just an honor. It gets to work for them and. and under get to Jim. What were you? Absolutely and what makes the Dayton dragons different than? Most teams out there. I think honestly I think he has a level of commitment to customer service, but I think what happens with the dragons is interaction with their fans and the opportunity. Customer Service perspective I mean he can I. Tell You I've walked this stadium and fountain situations. Where even somebody that most people don't know who I am I'm wearing burning stadium. You know the opportunity with my badge onto stop if somebody can tell and helped, as not feel that the any reprecussions any of the students that I will give because customer service is of the utmost. Importance to that organization to me. That is what sets the hopeful you know apart from everybody else is just an unbelievable commitment to making sure that they are taking care of those people that pay money to be able to come much that team. Be Able to be in the. He's every single game and you know I. think that that's winter comes from from the and that's. That's what I think. Makes it different than a lot of organizations and you know being involved in You know other things outside baseball. They have a lot to do with service. You Know I. See and utilize of this practices. Even in my daily work teams help lead outside of baseball and my and my full time job, so you know it's. It's something that's carried. Me through the years that I've been involved and and sure will continue to do that Bongao. I'm gone from the baseball team so. I think the Sacramento Service just outstanding people that the Games in L. Standing People that are participants in employment with. You mentioned customer service is definitely a value that. You know. Honored and carried on while by everyone and fact, it doesn't matter which position you work at. You know you are told customers, matter which it's kind of like you know your businesses out there about taking care of the customers so. We don't think they don't back the experience you know. I mean it's a baseball game, but you know. I think that from family from A. Family friendly atmosphere to the the costing US tickets to the costing a quality to all of the customer service. Just all of those things at into there's experience including be, but people never see that help. Make sure that all goes smoothly game day. So you know it's an error. Sometimes in our suspect that's lost the customer service Bays, but it's definitely lot. St- you know. In the Dragon's organization and the in a nearly game. And there's a lot of people that help carry that Moto throughout to it's it's amazing to see how many people you know work for the organization it's it's quite a. It's quite exciting. People working. It really is, and it's. It's interesting when when visiting radio guys, and because you're always have the opportunity to radio, it'll be good down and make transplantations fact, and all of that and they're always mason of ours ation. Standpoint a number of people that are you know participating participating in game? Day productions, and just the customer service and the through offerings, and just all kinds of different desserts, interesting to listen to other individuals that are participants, other statements and other teams. Again as I said earlier, you know we're done with the family, and there's a lot of organizations that pool a lot of the ideas from the dragons, and how they you know, execute on their their teams as well. We talked a lot about customer service, but some that also. Makes the Dragon standouts there's. Something for everyone it's family oriented, and there's not just the baseball. There's also the the skits in the middle of innings. I mean most teams might have a couple here there, but there's something always planned. For each break What's your thoughts? On the Dragon's doing. Yeah, I think it's great. You know because if you think somebody may not be a baseball fan, still going to have an outstanding experience at the stadium, going to announced experience the things that go on in the innings all the things you do on the Congress of all in here, you're a bill to be able to connect to other fans it just I think it's it's one of the reasons. Reasons that they've been so unbelievably successful. Is that Australia to draw people in North wouldn't be a baseball him but because of all the other things you that opportunity for them to be an active participant, and what's going on with every game so Yeah I. It's it's. It's the top notch entertainment It's very very well very well planned. A lot of people don't realize all planning. Director of Manning and Caitlyn, who director of famous Oliver that they still to those in all of that information radio, all of us a week and plan and execute you know we can bring team and making sure the hersal and all that goes in. It. They want to make sure that it's done well, and it's the best through industry so. Much a of that I enjoy the ones that I get to be participating in and I I'm sure that coming up next and there'll be some new things that we never anymore look. What that's all about? You mentioned that. Folks that are catching a baseball game. They have an opportunity to interact with the skits as well and that's something that also. Caters, to maybe not the baseball diehards, but you know for people that want a you know. Nice time out a family outing if you will. What some of your favorite skits! were. Jewish! Question our our time. And I, know the I think the think. If I remember correct term, it's a bubble ball battle where the guy come out and the big blow by by stickball Matthew. Can run into each other to. Flagging and get just different areas to neighbor get. And then they get a woman. I think those are those are pretty cool. I also think that know some of the things that we do with kids you know. Are you the toddler the sent? You know all those type where kids can get. There is obviously a very popular with the fans, and you know I like those as well seeing those kids. It's a Lotta Fun when you see the. At Age, and then they come back, and they said I was in the race. Was this age and now they're you know a little bit older and a fun to see those type of thing that. you know we do us get I. Love the when we have to per stars and you know those type of people other C white tumblers. All of those sight acts come in as well d'etat. Just how chain? Provide. You know I'm a fans well sipple the. Enjoyment out of watching this things to You know sitting up with the. You. Know things that we talked about and things that we truly enjoy so visited a few of mine. I always liked the Sunday events where Jimmy Keys. Is there because you know, they provide an organ. Meats uses. Anything your Jimmy. Racist. Extremely talented I call them World Amazon. Helix turn gives me again because. I just sit him to be. Just. An outstanding guy with some extreme talent does a really nice job. Kinda one dot. E E. Old Days of you know. How was with Oregon's with? An interesting story of that is you know like my great grandfather? Actually hasn't been grandfather great uncle with organised. Of On in Florida. And so he did you know on the? Under on the were. They had his oregon setup that he would. you know all kinds of different song? Everything's to that effect were that gains in the water for the folks, Spring, training and different things that would be happening at the stadio one day. his. He cited on a call and this is the first time I think that this is known to happen, but that calls you play three blame. Ice pointed up some. Traumatic! And covers in the rest of the this is probably in the early eighties, but Jimmy case on I'm trying to him to give you that for some reason he grew. In, we can get a little of a little. Bit of history and Dayton as well with Jimmy but I don't envision that happening. Guy, great talent and We appreciate where things stand on Sunday. That's for sure. Absolutely it's it's something nice i. mean like you mentioned Not every place has organs and you know. With with that being thing on Sundays, it's nice touch and I think it adds of really nice feel to a baseball game. Now. Now along with the skits, there's also videos that go along with it What's your favorite videos that are played during the average Game Day? You know I really this past year because we're celebrating twenty years. Some really good videos, just thing that happened in the past I. Really think it's all our able to. team that's all day forty five fifty minutes down the road and Cincinnati and try them into. WE DO WANNA be basis against you know being able to show their stories of those individuals that have been in our city then and then and the stadium, and they show their appreciation You. Know I think that to me is probably the cool thing is being able to and knowing that you know I've been a fan that's been to be involved in that with a Lotta those individuals sometimes in their first stop in the minor league so I think that to me is pretty cool when we get to do those things you know I think to some of the videos in some of those ties. Skits and between innings is able to kind of the way that we involve fans and sometimes it's very funding like that. Kinda can time. We look at you. Know people what they quote unquote look like when they were You know a little younger, and then we come up on the board and you know we tie them into. What looks like sometimes silly Antonsson, just funding some good reactions and you know those are the always on side stadium as it just again, an opportunity to draw people for the experience, and that's what we do with every single game. Now outside of game days with the Dayton dragons. What else do you do? I'm I'm fortunate enough to be the Director of marketing healthcare? So I worked very closely with into that are eating places right in what we call CC's so communities like healthcare facilities you know are very active in that and somebody. fulltime job is working with our teams community that I oversee route. You know Hieaux and or at the work from my Home Office a little bit of traveling to some of these communities. Every so often, but and I'm very blessed. be the situation I'm in outside a baseball of Pope That's what I do for. John I remember a wild bag. You mentioned that you did some voice over work I. Think you did some wet or Miami University What voice over stuff do you get to do? Yeah I. that's one of the areas I don't do as much as I would like it to I. Do have the. Studio at my home. You gotTa do this kind. Things I've done a things were. To happen I liked the exclusive dragons so the stuff that they have gone to do that and I do go through them to make sure that anything that I do. is approved, and if the thing that they would be proud of you know devolved into. You know I still though not in you know for them right now. Because of everything that's happened with baseball being shut down I'm still an ambassador for the sport and still embassador for them so I do some things for the air force. like doing quite a bit voiceover. Enter the Porsche. Museum, amd. Eh done some radio commercial We've done sporadic things that people just. Say Hey. We need this I'm also on tiered and done a lot of. Introductions four local. Opinions and different things of that effect in myself on the back, but boy. It's pretty cool when they can have the surface. Dragons do those sorts of introductions for them so I always enjoy those things. With other do more of that, it's just you know. It's not something that it's a priority of needs to get totally involved in and take up a lot of the time, but I do try to accommodate request able. Is there any part of you that wants to get back in the radio business. You know I I, said to my wife grow times time. Going, to be cool I to get back to do that and you know even if it's a weekend. Being on the I used to love to promotes you know going to a car dealership or going out a new restaurant or playing or things that There's always that that's what I that I would be ring. Is this Jockey Enron Gillanders? Not into thought that someday that happened, but not something pursuing moment I really do get my fill announcing. You know seventy games this summer. at the dragons I feel with Doing that kind of that whole radio so really and the off season. It's an opportunity for the. Never charged so I. Don't do any basketball. They don't have anything to that effect. Never. I would never do that. I'm just having had any real. in this to do more. but you know from a day that I the site that. I can whenever I might be able, but we'll see we'll see what happens. Used to do a lot of stuff with Ud as well I think volleyball did. All miscellaneous you. every once in a while was always. You know pretty cool as well You just involved. Great Sports. The dragons and the University of Dayton so being able to bald in in both of those things I was was pretty pretty interesting and To me is. Just just a pretty cool thing to get you know Li I. Really Am an unbelievable, be fortunate individual to be able to be involved in and what I do in based on outside of Baseball so I'm just very thankful opportunities. You mentioned it, but how is the corona virus affected your season? Well. Obviously, we're not doing baseball so. Pointing paying in touch with you know some of the people from the dragons and there's one of the things that happens when this happened is. Now thing like the Democrats going on right now and things. You Miss to come to a missed connection in this inning, two snacks to this bullet seventy nights a a summer. You get to talk about your family and you get like about you know what's going on with the field here talking about the organization. Do all of those things that anybody that those knee knows me knows that that's a importance of the puzzles for me I connection with people. I. Walk Through this in before. again. Most people don't know who I am. I'm just you know from visual standpoint typically you know can tell for voicing, but you know I liked to the stadium like to see. People are just get loaded. those kind of things just as the connection and I really miss that you know I. Really Miss that opportunity to do that, but then you know we're gonNA. Come back from this. Come back stronger for this. Teaches us a lot of things that are what we can do differently. We thought we were possibly. Thing so It has taught us a lot in my full job as well as. I'm sure in baseball taught us, you know. How do we do things differently than other done them before so You know it's a tough time, but in safety and all the latest be medicated and we can get back to. very soon. Do you see sports returning anytime soon. All depends. You Know I. You know. We're seeing that certain things. Obviously, baseball's going to be playing a six game schedule. No, not not saying ends in those things. Is Different From that perspective you know I think everything just depends on what happens from the virus perspective. You know we start to see those. Really dissipate I can see where things start to come back on Just affecting. Thing football. The big is going to the. Conference schedule and there's different things like that, so it's acting every single person in say this is something that affected everybody whether it's just going to the grocery store and learn a math. That's different. People are in hope that period that things were shut down the go to your favorite restaurant. Tasr affect everybody matter of but he kind of izing that he needed to. Accept it and come together and realize that the only do a on Bush you know getting through it? As you've got Kabir so envision sports will come back. We don't know what level that's GonNa crack or I was going to be involved fans, or all of this unsure that there are plans and work in the works. Give those things kind of up and robbing. You briefly talked about this as well, but do you see minor league baseball coming back next season? Yeah I do I mean it's important. Training ground were the players are needed to the majorly you know obviously. There's GonNa be teams. It ought to be around in A. Minor they're. Doing a little bit every shuffling with organizations I am Jim the. A Minor League Baseball. We'll come back and we'll come back. Strong and fans will come back and again as we've talked. Of It's an experience that fans flock being very close to the end. Close to those people that you never know you know they're going to end up you know. you know kind of attach ourselves to? Those won't follow them through three or so. Yeah seen in that Minor League baseball comeback and I are. Little, some strong since we'll be back in the singing. You touched up on this for this next question. How do you picture next year's major? Next year's Meyer League baseball season, looking with all the cuts planned by Major League baseball like I think all but one of the Iowa mid West League teams are going to be cut. Clinton, Burlington and I think quad cities was even in that mix What's your take on those cuts affecting Meyer Baseball? Obviously, you know at the end of the day you know we really great fame experiences, also this school and looking. Like and providing bears, and you know all the teams Major League Baseball to make some decisions You know I think it's obviously disappointing. It's disappointing for those communities that attach themselves to these teams and how? You know bought here and bought stickers in. You know all of those things do not have those individuals in our those teams around anymore. It's obviously disappointing. The people that worked for those organizations. Well, you know there's a lot that presented the daily activity of running one of those teams, so the disappointment of them, not being around more has got to be really really Something that will be. The hearts of those people that were active and. So, it's disappointing that point but I also think that you know Major League Baseball. You know again on a business perspective has to make decisions, but they were in there just, and that's what they. it'd be disciplining, not seeing some of those team in some of the over involvement teams come to our stadiums, but we wish them well as as they do. Find other things to do wash those stadiums pollen, hope they, and find some other way to utilize those and become still. Continue to go to their kitson somewhere. I will say the reds were up there in terms of losing minor league teams but luckily. Dayton is nowhere on that list and that's a great thing. For Digging the so well run to sell out streak and you know. -bility that story Grapes Trish from that organization, and then you know. I think that that probably has a lot to do with that so is. Even, was it was on that list and I know you know. Any Organization is breathing a sigh of relief relief from that standpoint so. Again, we're feel extreme died for those teams that are not going to be around and the people that were involved. Let's swing over to more positive talk. What would you like to see added to game experiences at day Air Ballpark. Home. I don't know we do so many things so well, you know. I'm a Foodie so mine's probably around the food into. Before I go onto the I always try to go down and Grab A. Hot Dog hungers and bit them box, or you know one of those great burgers the outfield so probably more to the game experience. It's those type of things for me. because that's how geared up for the game, but you know everything there is just excellent treated so well, and they're always planning, and you know they're always kind of looking at what fans are asking. Fans need and you know I just think that the organization as a whole such, a Giannakou accommodating those sort of resting coming up some great ideas so I'm just looking forward to what they decide to do. And Twenty Twenty one as we opened back up. Is it weird to not say fifth. Third Field, anymore. It is back there. Funny about that is now typically for Dame's I. Sell out the calendar and while the game is on a on a do talent there are. Reminders of Game Max and all of that so forget, but this year they were interesting. Usually just do it as a download, and then automatically adds to my to my. Allan this year instead of doing a calendar. And tight individually all seventy games into the calendar, and specifically put a location area Arab bolt part so I can forget so I've been brooding myself to not make the mistake because I'm sure that that would sit out What, it's not anymore, so definitely been. Working on that and I know that we appreciate bird or Commitment to the stadium into the drug, INS, and looking for to finally getting their their stadium next year. I mean it's. It's crazy to think that fifth third is always the sponsor of the stadium since. Opening in two thousand, and now in twenty twenty one, it's going to be a local bank with ties to the air force base in Dayton Ohio itself which that's that's really cool thing about. Got Is. The transition. You know I think they do that. I shop with finding a sponsor that was true to the Dayton roots, and was really excited of being involved of. That they're always doing it. They're our ally. Which is return on investment? Think that there's always proper to have. People in the stadium to. To, be able to see that name and here and being to view in programs and I'm I'm sure it'll be good driver business for day or so. We're extremely excited to be you know seeing partnerships and I'm extremely excited. to be you know of that gets to. Get out there through the spoken word. And you imagine you have a calendar that helps. Keep events on track for you I have one of those. Paper planners and those are lifesavers, aren't they? I put mine all in the computer kind of go from air and kind of do so you know it's? Interesting when I was getting to when I was getting ready to delete games for once where found out that the CD was canceled I walked in at Charter delay and the day the. Apparently. I must have a little bit of soccer 'cause when I signed that put in the Games, I apparently miss. finishing up the season, so what was interesting because the last game that I had in the under was the day they cancelled the season. Those kind of weird that I had gone. Obviously, not knowing that any of this happened. And then kind of. but I use that calendar Italic. Tree. Then, what are some of your favorite things about local sports in Dayton? I think I if you look you, know logo sports and. Some of the. I think it was really cool. Is Some of the people that have from Dayton Ohio interested in sports, but in jail in you looking at? Sports and you look at I. Think of Acting I. Think one of my favorite of all time was West Wing, and in that show you Martin Sheen Dayton, Ohio, Alison Jane. You know you have a lot of people from this area that you know. Go on unbelievable thing. you know when you look at a sporting? Look at some of the high schools we've you got a great great tradition that alter and you've got great tradition vet. The whole you know and people that have come though. those institutions have done out of really good things beyond this this area you know professionally and collegiately, so you know I just think it's a great. It's a great breeding ground for individuals that WANNA. Do a more after high school you know. Be Coaches Um, great innovations. We've got you D- You've got a lot of other organizations that they Kamaluddin from the from the perspective, so I think the back is what impressed me. The most is the ability who have. Warm outside of people that. From Dayton Ohio and I'm happy to say you know. Be just small. Part of you know the sport theme and Market in the Guard the Dragon. Also I. Think Nearby What is that Dr Paterson I. Think it's Patterson is named. Mike Schmidt Named Mike. Yeah, Mike. Mike Schmidt you've got you've got also. You know Roger Clemens was You know from this area. Visit a game. You know several years ago. I mean there was you know out of again? A Lotta great people came from this area. Including Mike Schmidt Yep absolutely. Now. What would you like to see added in the future of sports and Media and Dayton Ohio? To See Hockey. Come back, you know. I'm I'm not used. hock person you know, but I think it'd be cool to have kind of a rounded founded scene of sports hockey with the off the half back in I think that that would be. A welcome addition to this market as the have. Whatever kind of team it might be, but I think that'll be pretty cool. Have Hockey make an? Parents in the market. I always wondered if the downtown hockey arena happened. You know what what type of hockey we would have today in Dayton. Yeah Yeah. I don't know. The answer to that question, but that'd be cool to see what NA- in. This market, but you know we'll see what happens You know I don't I don't know that it ever will new days that's been tried, either and struggled a little bit, and I think. Down from that standpoint, but you never know what happened and who would get. Now for those that want to become an announcer such as yourself. What advice can you share? You know here's what I would say. I would say from that point. Take any, gigs. You know no matter how trivial or how small might seem the only way to get better from an announcing is. Now. It's a matter of somebody I go you league baseball team, but do. They. Ask You a Little League football game. Go, do it. You know I think that's with you kind of habit opportunity Oh, you earn you. Own Your I. Don't be afraid. View those. assigned because you think. They're above you. Nothing you know that's why I started started doing. High School basketball when I was high schools. In I think that you start there. Contingency on VK and I think it's important. That yourself in dish injury on people that are taught smarter line know how to do. and listen and trae attention and really dive and be a sponge more. How people sending somebody that? Maybe you know they you know, an entry from their favorite address of all time Bob Sheppard I'm for those at the shepherd shepherd was for the Yankees. Here hurt Derek jeter now announce announced it was always shock, new and and just old school I. Love Listening to Bob, Sheppard, announced it still sometimes go by the rest of the his His. Announcement of of Derek jeeter Derek Jeeter. Would come to even after up. Shepherd was no longer with us. He's still. I recorded the introduction of Jeeter and that still use that in on that Geeta retired. So you know that's just pretty cool stuff. Then you know, find people. On yourself with and learn the craft then again. Never say no, because they're just always. Opportunities are able. To get then I. think that that's I would say. And last up to close out episode one sixty eight. How can people follow you on social media? Well you know I. AM I'M A. Huge Social Media, Fan! I'm I'm say on facebook and You know that's about the extent of my social platform You know they're more than welcome. It's. It's pretty easy to me, so they can definitely Follow me on there. They would like to I you know I I try to. I try to stay away from doing too much. In regards to putting, you know. A lot of personal type things in regards to relationships with teams and everything's out back because I like those things to come through the team, but I will for this. If anybody has any questions are as somebody interested in any sort of announces anything that effect would love the opportunity to talk to individual. They're more willing to reach out. Ben Thank you so much for your time today and that will close up episode one sixty eight. And purely and We'll look forward to seeing you again and twenty twenty one I'm looking forward to baseball game that day, Air Ballpark and look forward to seeing you then then that will rapper how take care? This has been episode one sixty eight of the Cincinnati. Dayton sports podcast. Talk to you soon. FOR UPSET ONE SIXTY-NINE Thank you for listening to another episode of the Cincinnati and Dayton Schwartz podcast with Lee w Maui. Subscribe to this podcast, please visit the League. WWL DOT COM spelled T. H., e., l., e., E. W. M., O. W. E. N. dot com, then click on podcast from there. You can find your favorite way to catch new episodes of this podcast such as on apple podcast Google podcast spotify tune in the iheartradio APP Pandora and many more platforms all along on social media by liking the facebook page, the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast and follow along on twitter at Sunday. pod and the Lee W Maui. 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6-24-2020 Lance with Tom Nichols

Lance McAlister

12:30 min | 3 months ago

6-24-2020 Lance with Tom Nichols

"Seven thirty nine seven hundred wwl W Arnelle carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. I'm lions. mcallister thanks for tagging along tonight. Alright changes coming. It's a it's a whole new ballgame. In Twenty Twenty I've tried to stress to everybody. Open up your minds and prepare for what's going to be different. Because everything's different right now. Including how x ratings are GonNa look in Major, League Baseball, because of the short and spring training, and because of concerns about injuries, the last thing baseball wants is extra inning games that go twelve, fourteen, fifteen sixteen eighteen innings. That would be a nightmare scenario based on these circumstances, so they are applying what is used and has been. been used the last couple of years in the Minor Leagues Beginning in the tenth inning of tied Games, each team will begin the inning with a runner on second base, and I'm intrigued by that and I thought well. There's there's somebody I know. That could tell us about that. Because he has been behind the Mike calling those extra inning games with a runner at second base to begin the tenth inning last couple of years for the Dayton dragons and he's called Minor League Baseball for the last thirty two years in the big picture of all this, so I, said. Let's get Tom Nichols on the show. and Lo and behold dairy is hi Tom. Pay? Lancer remember. You emailed me on this very subject about a couple of years. Yes, the last year we covered the major league exactly right? Yeah, that's true I. I was struck by something you said in an e traded emails this morning and you. You wanted to point out the advantage. Would maybe people don't realize right away? The advantage of being the home team and going second in this scenario explain. There's no question. The home team has the advantage similar to college football overtime situation. They know exactly what they need to tide. When the game there's no decision to be made there sort of like fourth out in college football in overtime. You know if you've got to kick the field goal or go for the touchdown, I if the opposing team did not score in the top of the INNING, for example visiting team home team in that case knows all they need to do is play for one run, and that's it just take a step backwards for fans who aren't as clear. On exactly how the the rule the implemented! The, pre last the previous inning we'll be the runner at second, so you might get lucky if that guys as speedy runner, or you might have to run for him. If you've got a catcher running and you start the next inning and you've got the slowest smarter on your lineup on second base. Running him over as a tough thing. And so you may have to pinch run there. There's all kinds of strategy involved. We can talk about if you've got time on. Both sides are really good. Lance I will say this and I know people have strong opinions on this right now. I would encourage people to to to give to wait and see how it plays out because know I'm is traditional. When it comes to baseball to anybody, I'm old school. I thought it would be a disgrace I didn't know how the stats would reconcile when you start an ending with a runner on second days after seeing I'm now a fan of it. I. It's Kinda like Condensing all of the drama of a game into a twenty minute segment, and the ironic thing is if you are a traditional, it's like I am. It's the most traditional style play. You ever get to because you go back to sing bitingly. That was gonNA be my exact. Up is much budding his faded from the game. This rule seems like it. It could resurrect the bunt. No question about in the minor leagues I would say most of the time the visiting team on the top of the tenth inning place for one run. It now you might say. That doesn't make a lot of sense. Because the home team is then going to have a man on second start the bottom half of the inning. And they're gonNA. Be In a position where they play for one run also, but typically managers just don't WanNa leave themselves in a position where they finished half any with nothing. And then you're in trouble, but they have achieved the goal which you mentioned at the top of this interview, which was the Cape The game going fourteen fifteen innings, which of the Minor Leagues Math that you had a backup second baseman pitching, and that's what they wanted to avoid. We've had in the minor league throughout the entire minor leagues about seventy five percent. Ended after one extra inning in other words ended at the end of the ten. Ninety to ninety five percent have gone no more than two extra inning last season. For example we played seven extra games In what is now known as day or Ballpark here in Dayton and the first six went ten innings, one extra inning, and in the seventh one actually went twelve innings, but As, you say it does result decisions. Most teams will play for one of the top half and the home. Team's got decisions to make. There's a lot of strategy. It is for the fans I. Think sort of thank along. There's a lot of decisions to make. If you're the visiting team. For example, who do I in my bullpen used to have a pitcher down there. I'm confident can come in the game and. Immediately Jam. If not, you've gotta try to play for multiple runs, you strategies different it also of course depends on who you got coming up in the batting order that particular renting do i. have a contact hitter, who I think can get the ball to the right side of the dance run or if he doesn't get hit, the intentional walk becomes a factor. You've got first base. Open right away you. You Walk. That guy set up a force third, and then if they bought you've got an easier out at third base, and if that happens, you're big trouble. Because now you need to pay for Iran otherwise you go to the bottom half of the ending at all. They need is one run to win the game. It is very dramatic every pitch couch. You'll see things that you don't see typically. Again incensed walks. You see you see attempts to advance a runner. and. It is a a very dramatic time of the day I. Don't know be people after they've had a chance to look at it, but it said I really don't like it. most people have that have warmed up to I'll say. Tom Nichols outstanding play by play Voice of the Dayton dragons checking in tonight, talking about his experiences, calling games with the extra rating rule in play that Major League baseball is going to use this year beginning with the tenth inning, This your each team begins the inning with a runner on second base, a Tom Ian in general do do you get the sense? The players have grown to to like it through two years. Absolutely Improv that quite. Honestly you've been around players your whole career. You know nobody likes to be out there for five hours. They're raising. So they want to get the game in the win column and and get on down the road. so I think fans media. And players generally have warmed up to it not not unanimous, but for the most part. It's something if your wait. If you give it a chance, I think you'll find the excitement and the strategy of the game is something that will be refreshing now if your team is not built for small kind of game, it's tough to force it I mean look at the reds lineup. Guys. You have right now. That really are, you could ask I look something up today. Lansing and thinking about this interview and I looked twenty eighteen season under Brian Christ and Jimbo Gelman read, said twenty one sacrificed bunce by non pitchers now I say not pictures because could be. Used on never have a pitcher betting, so they had twenty one sacrifices by non pitchers in two, thousand, eighteen and twenty, nineteen hundred David Bell All. Sacrifice a non pictures once I Tucker Barnhart the other by Jose Iglesias. So, who do you have in the lineup? You'd asked about well maybe Galvez maybe Barnhart. Maybe. That's about it I. Mean you're not GONNA ask Joey. Votto down I'm so if you don't have that in your lineup, it's going to be hard to force it, but again. Most teams have tried to play for one run and Sorta hope that your picture can come in. Get A strikeout. This situation is critical strikeouts. Kill you if you're an offensive team, you daughter to answer under. Sit winning suddenly. Go Down, tell them another aspect and you touched on the potential to pinch. Run the speed aspect I know on twitter earlier today, somebody at floated man. This would be great for a Billy Hamilton type guy in your response I. Thought was right on. Because really it doesn't happen enough to warrant saving a roster spot for that, does it I don't think so. No, you know how many extra it's not like. You can plan and say okay. We know we've got a double header coming, so we've got to have star extra starting pitching. Starting Games. Are GonNA come? I don't know that you could construct the roster for a player with the incentive having them on your bench for an extra inning game, and if you've got a guy who's at least average runner and you WanNa play for one rod, and he gets the ball down. You should be okay now. You got that slow lumbering type of guy. It is very difficult to advance that runner to third base especially if the defense. For basement charges, shortstop covers third year. It's it's difficult, but That's part of the strategy involved. You can't pinch run and if you've got someone on the bench is going to bring you more speed now. Another thing you'll see here, I know we're about out of time. You will see some things this year that you've never seen in baseball history, a couple of examples never in baseball history as there'd been a leadoff two run homerun. You'll probably see what. You. Also never seen a pitcher charged with a loss without allowing a baseliner to reach base, however will happen this year. You get a guy on second. You GET GRANDPA to the right side. Advances to thirty two sacrifice flies guy scores. Games over picture did not allow runners to reach base the loss in that he could potentially. No, this is going out there a little bit. He could take the loss ever coined the pitch. She comes in man on second. Does a while pickoff throw to second when it comes around to score games over. He never threw a pitch took the loss. You could have runner making two consecutive outs over two different endings. Because again, the last run, the last batter treatise inning is on second base. The next. Time what one more aspect of that from a from a scoring standpoint that runner who is placed on second? How does that? How is that scored in your scorebook? Okay is it is an honored Ron. He scores against the Pitcher, and against the team in my book. I just write F. R. which stands for free runner to show that he was on second base, and and fans if they like. Like the scorecard with their own system. If he scores, it's an honor and rod against the pitcher picture, though does get charged with the law so that that's not a factor much of a factor. I mean how many people in this day and age we won. Loss records are not a big deal. I I was concerned. The stats would really reconcile right, but that never became a problem and and so. It just comes down to your own feel for what you see and they're going to be some that are. It's going to be as controversial as probably any rule change since the DA us. We'll see. We'll see how it goes. This was perfect. This was absolutely perfect what I was looking for. You've explained a lot of stuff tonight. I could do this all night i. always enjoy our conversations and appreciate your time and hope we do it again. Sue thanks. Thanks Tom Tom Nichols play by play voice of the Dayton dragons. How good was that? That's a little extra innings one. Oh One. There's some scenarios I'm thinking all that's right. There could be a two run homer to lead off at any. I got a feeling. This is going. People, who I know how this is diehard old school baseball town baseball. Here I I got a feeling. It's going to be tough for a large number of people to wrap their head around extra innings beginning with a runner on. The D. H. is what wrap your head around the D.. H. One thing wrapping your head around or wait a minute what they're sending a runner to second base to begin the inning in the tenth and any inning after until conclusion. You got it. It is seven fifty one. We are rolling, and I'm way late, but avid blast carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W.

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Lance with TOm Nichols 6-2-2020

Lance McAlister

12:21 min | 3 months ago

Lance with TOm Nichols 6-2-2020

"And. The following takes place between seven PM and eight PM. Keep it rolling. Seven ten, seven hundred W. W. it's Arnelle. Carriers Dot presented by Kelsey. Chevrolet Fund first our, but soon we can do with our number two. To begin the are, he's back We enjoyed a couple of times. He joins us with the conversation along these lines that I said Hey, would you mind coming back tonight? Until some more tales from the minor leagues? And he said absolutely he is the the outstanding play-by-play Voice of the Dayton. Dragons years behind the MIC there over thirty years behind the MIC calling Minor League Baseball think of these stories details, the the personalities over the years, and that's what we turn to with the voice of the Dayton dragons. Tom Nichols. How are Ya? Lance thanks for having me back again. You got it always enjoy the stories and you're going to serve up three tonight. Let's let's start with number one, and as you certainly know from year to year. There's a lot of turnovers on rosters. Guys move up, guys, move down and sometimes you have a good year. Sometimes you have a bad year, but every season has a has a memorable story takes back to nineteen, ninety, two a terrible team. Player and a record. Yeah, you know first of all. I was so spoiled going into Minor League baseball grown up Muncie Indiana as a fan of the big red and I, thought you win championships. And so I go to the minor leagues and my first year at Indianapolis, we win the League Championship. Randy Johnson Future Hall of Famer I second year we win the League. Championship Larry Walker Future Hall of Famer I Third Year nineteen ninety. We have Jim Tony Future Hall of Famer. We go to the final game of the League Championship series, so I i. I'm spoiled at that point I thought that's the way it's always going to be and I made a career move to go. With the chiefs, good good market, great fans there Jim. Kelch had been there so good good place to go I had not been a cubs fan. It doesn't really matter though you go where the job is. And I did notice a couple of things, so lance number one I knew this of course, but in previous twenty years the cubs had a winning record twice. If you remember the cubs fan, motto at that time was basically just wait till next year, and you know the the minor league teams that have similar lack of success, so I get there on their two years. Were Combined Twenty six games under five hundred. As you said, there's always a story, so we get to the last day of the nineteen ninety two season. We're twenty eight and a half games out of first place. But. Our catcher is threatening a league record for all things. Most Times hit by pitch. Jim, Wolf! We called him Woolsey. He hit two. Oh, three that year, but he did have a little power at nine home runs, and he stood virtually on the plate when he took his stance so anything more than an inch or two inside was gonna hit him and that night. We're getting ready for the last game of the season. And I told Wolf He. Him You are one hit by pitch away from the all time mid West Lake record wealthy Baz. It's been you can do something special to make this a memorable year for all. He thought about it for a second I said I'm going to do it. Just kids. To do it, so we're playing the waterloo diamonds at night, which is a San, Diego padres affiliate. Walk across the hall to get starting lineup, and who do I see sitting on the bench in the locker that they're starting pitcher. He was Karen Cameron. Karen Cross from Australia actually got the bigwigs briefly. He's sitting there and I said Hey our catcher Jim Wolf needs one hit by pitch for the League record and he immediately said sure no problem him I said I'm to tell Whoopi that I should. Maybe this might not be the best idea. This might not be the best thing I've ever done here, but I'm into it now, so we'll see. He hits eight in the batting order for us. He comes up in the second inning. Two out runners on second third, so first base is open. I'm thinking. There's no ways to hit them here if he misses, it's going to be a wild pitch in a run GONNA store. That's going to be an earned run well, the first pitch comes in. It's about batting, practice, speed, and wealthy instincts, takeover and steps back out of the way it's ball won. And Karen Cross looks in like confused like you are the right guy, aren't you? I thought swear. He looked up at me for a minute and a radio food, and the second pitch comes in stained pitch, same location away inside same speed, and we'll be steps out of the way again all too so now. Karen cross the same the heck with this I mean. mean. This is the last game season. There's two mid on BASS I don't want to give up any around here. So he throws a fastball right down the middle, and we'll get a little power takes this big roundhouse cut, and managed to get the good part of the bat on the ball, and all I see us this long, but just Dr. who left Centerfield? Hundred feet over the fence and now Karen, cross is absolutely livid. He's staring at all the whole time around the basis. He chose the Rosin Bag I. thought we were GONNA. Have a fight there because the guy was hit by my opinion and anyway, he composes himself finish the I'll tell you quickly. How this the next time he ties the League record, so he he did hit him, and that was the way it went my two years in Peoria. Eight and a half games out of first place. We had a player. Break a record for tips. So the way it went down here. Love it all right, let's. Let's move to more present times twenty seventeen. Tell me what three Dayton. Dragons pitchers who combined to overcome long odds, and did something pretty impressive. Yeah, as of that time may the twentieth. We had never had a no hitter, nine inning. Hit or Nord I ever called one for my home team. In thirty years on this night are starting pitcher Scott. Moss was wasn't all star of the red, stripe. Last summer and the Indians deal to get Trevor Bauer. He He'd been all forest that Year University of Florida third round pick and he was a starting pitcher. Great Pitcher for us that your age, but that night. He had no command when the game began I mean I. Hit Five batters in the post few winning but our catcher tighter Stevens Cintra Bay steeler third, and the first internet bail them out of trouble, and he was just affectively wildland. He was all over the place, and the hitters were disadvantaged because they didn't have any idea where the ball was going to come in. The game moved on Moss's command. Just kept getting better and better. We got through the thinning, and he's still got the no hitter going and we do an interview with the pitching coach on television bottom of the fifth, the pitching coach there Uber and chat for or other broadcaster and I were just very careful, because they're so superstitious Nasi use words no hitter, and just talk about Moss, and so we got through that interview, but can I decided you know what the heck with that? My my loyalties to the viewers. The No hitter as much as I need to so and the next day. Some players questioned me on that, and I said Hey when you when I can control the game. Stay on TV you let me know. We'll never losing another game, so we get through Moskowitz through six jennings with no hits, but he's somebody pitches. He's out of the game after six, and we did not have much of a bullpen that night. We used our bullpen heavily. In recent days, we had one pitcher. WHO's been with us for about a week? Never even put into game This kid had never hit had not made a team out of spring training. You've been extended spring training and they didn't. They didn't have a level of competence of him. It was very high. He would not have been in that game if we had nobody else. And so his name is Charles Mature and I. I saw him in the bullpen. And I remember telling Jack No chance no chance. We have a guy that they described his stuff as only average. Now you've heard that term a million times land. They say guys only average what that usually means. He's adverts for somebody who's not very good and so he comes in the game, and he is so pumped up about being his first game after sitting in the in the bullpen for a week, and not getting used, and that I gave me a no hitter. I telling you mature. I could've pitched in the big leagues. He comes in and. And the first two batters he strikes out in spaces six batters. He retires all six, and he leaves the game after eight, and we still have a no hitter going we bring in our closer. It's a perfect situation for him. He's a leader. He's an older guy, very competent guy. He gets the first two outs. All I'm worried about at this point is like dribbler toward third infield single gets a bouncing ball to third third baseman. John sansone throws out the hitter. We get the most unlikely no hidden. Guy and that no one had any idea who he was. The coaches hadn't even seen a pitch, and he got us for two innings. So three pitchers combined for first and only no hitter. That is a great story I'd give me Give me one more there. There've been so many guys you've seen over the years. I want to zero in on personalities. GimMe the the most memorable personality in your time with. With the Dayton dragons, I think Marty. Brennaman probably gets question a lot about players personality, who is the most memorable and for me? the first player I ever met as a Dayton dragons, broadcast or spring, training, and Sarasota in two thousand eight. He was this very friendly, talkative, outgoing kid with a real thick. New Jersey accent. You've interviewed a many times. Todd Frazier and he was always in the middle of everything. You can call it. A natural born leader and I thought that was a great tire. Some of the things that treasure had on his list. How many slayers would have this? How many players have this as a resume? First of all? She's been at a twelve year old kid. The Star of the world champion Little League World Series Team, in which he was. Was The star and and the championship game when for four with a home run was the winning pitcher? Okay, so he's he worked on a food. Stand on the Jersey Shore. He he wants save the Stranger's life by doing the Heimlich maneuver in a restaurant. Okay, he gets to the big leagues and they asked him what he wants your walkup song to be. Players usually take whatever they picked. He picks song from fifty years ago by Frank Sinatra. He wins the all. Star, Game Homerun Derby and his own park, which is one of the biggest most exciting events of the decade. He could play any position on the field. Said Awkward Goofy Looking Guy hit forty home runs in a season and close this out quickly by saying one of my favorite frazier quotes, he said to me we had a futures game in two thousand and nine, and we walked off the field. He said I would play in Dayton for the rest of my life if they would pay me a million dollars a year, that would have been the worst economic decision history because he's now made forty three million dollars. Frazier you mentioned. You feel like you've been a friend for years and no one ever like him. I think the fans probably picked up on that as well as anyone who actually knew him just a great guy, no doubt about it. Those are three fantastic stories, man. That's why I turn to you. I love baseball stories and they. The Tales can't beat that. Tom! Thanks for the time great catching up. We'll do it again down the road plant, right? Right thanks Tom there. You go Tom Nichols Tales from the minor leagues. I love drawing on baseball stories like that nothing better than than baseball stories, especially from the occurrences in the oddities of of thirty plus years in the minor leagues that was good all right up next Oh, I read something today about related to softball. I WANNA set it up and then add something to it as we continue. Seven Twenty One sports talk seven hundred WWL W.

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Kevin O'Boyle Interview

The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast

1:09:48 hr | 2 months ago

Kevin O'Boyle Interview

"The. govering sports in the Mid West it's the mid West sports network and Wfan DOT net. Code, one, sixty, six of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast in a special guest, is Kevin Boyle Kevin is the managing editor of the Brookville Star in Western Montgomery County a sports broadcaster with a plethora of experience and officials, score and stringer for the Dayton dragons. We're talking local sports. A New York natives perspective on episode one sixty six. Welcome to the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts with Lee W win. This is a weekly podcast covering all sports in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio from Lima to the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Eastern Indiana to Madison County, and all points in between this is your source of local Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio sports visit the Lee wwl Dot com slash podcast to find your favorite podcasting platform music created with the SPLASH APP time for another episode with your host. Lee W win. Back again with a new episode, it's up so one sixty six of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast, and I'm joined by my co worker, dragons and good friend. Kevin Oh. Boy, boyle, Kevin Great to hear from you, and as you mentioned before the call began. It'd be nice if we were working at day Air Ballpark. I still can't get used to day air ballpark yet, but. Yeah, we would've worked at twenty twenty baseball season together, but. Yeah! It would have been nice, but unfortunately you know things have. Come up that we can't do that, but looking very much forward to the day when we can be back working there again, Ganley here solvent for twenty twenty one. It doesn't look like we'll have any minor league baseball for this year, but it looks like Major. League Baseball's on its way with. Spring training in summer starting July first and late July. We'll have a first of sixty games so definitely looking forward to that, but let's begin the interview. Kevin! Where are you from? I'm from the beautiful upstate New York community of Binghamton. New York, which is right along the New York Pennsylvania border on interstate eighty one. But. I've been in Ohio now since nineteen, eighty-seven. and. How did you come to make your way to Ohio from upstate? New York Well My sister married the gentlemen from Kettering and they located. Here in the Dayton area after they got married and I really did fall in love with this community, coming out to visit her and and. The late summer of eighty seven nine made the decision to relocate and I've not regretted it one bit. Kevin. When did you decide you wanted to? Be a sports writer and a broadcaster. Well! When I first entered high school way back in nineteen seventy six. Yes, I'm quite old. I had thoughts of being an architect and took some drafting classes and whatnot in high school, but the math involved with that kind of. deterred me from doing that, but my dad was a big sports fan. loved football. Etc We always went to. The Yankee Stadium every summer for Games would watch. You Know Janke Games on TV NFL Games College. You name it and. I really. Liked the way that Kurt gowdy. Broadcaster on NBC did the NFL that game the week on NBC for baseball I really enjoyed the way he broadcast. Gates and you know some people say their sports, hero, or Mickey, mantle or Or whatever my sports hero was Kurt Gowdy, and when I realized that being an architect was probably not going to be in my future, I then set my sights on becoming a sports announcer. Was your first big break in either field. First big break I was A. Junior in high school at Binghamton Central. High School and we had a club was called the Audio Visual Club in one of the things they did were. Taped the Boys Basketball Games now. That was used by the basketball coach to review the. Previous game etcetera much like game film used for for Sports, but I asked the adviser for that group. If they ever thought of. Having someone broadcast a game while they were taping it and I got to do the very first always game of mine junior year that was way back in nineteen, seventy, eight December early, December nineteen, seventy eight and did that. That was the only game I ever got to with that entity because they didn't do any more taping of best ball games after that point. So that was my break into it and then the next year. I started my own recording. If you WANNA call it of the boys games at central plus I started doing the PA announcing for the girls basketball. Games for their home games at at the school. So that's how I got started. How about when you made the move to Dayton, Ohio back in the late eighties. See my first job in. In Journalism I was the sports editor at the abandoned daily citizen started their January nineteen eight. which was great, because not only did I get to learn on the fly? Basically of how to be a writer and sports editor at a at a daily newspaper six days a week, but I also was able in addition to covering. High School scene and we had a local a four year college and our Banner University. Cover all their games. During the summer, I was able to get down to river then Riverfront Stadium in cover. The reds got to go to to opening days with the with the reds and eighty, eight, eighty nine, and then in the fall of eighty, nine, eight, hundred eight. Covered the. Cincinnati bengals edition acid. How state because we had a young man. Rob Rogan. Who was from Bana? WHO Played linebacker started as a Freshman Ohio state was John Cooper's first year, but that year. You recall I'm sure you do eighty eight. That was year. The the Bengals went to the Super Bowl for the second time, so that was a lot of fun being able to cover that team. And that was the last time the bengals made. It's hopefully you know with Joe Borough coming in. May, these fixes they'll do over the past few or pests the next season's. Maybe another super bowls in the cards for Cincinnati, but it's been a while for the bengals thousand now it's been a long while and. I will tell you. There was some characters on that team, but also a lot of guys that were great to work with, and I'll say this that enjoy Chris Collins worth calling NFL Games now in the Sunday nights. He was a writer's dream. Interviewing him after Bengals game that guy. He was witty, funny and very analytical in his commentary. When did you get your first broadcasting opportunity in the Dayton area? Well. It was funny I Brock, okay. I broadcasting opportunity was Through some courses, some events I lost the job in her Bana. Got The job Job. With Bowling Mormon newspapers and in January of Nineteen, ninety, I was named editor at the Messenger and one of the assignments was to They cover sports. For Green Highschool and they didn't have anybody doing the PA for the Girls Games, they did for the boys. But they didn't have anybody doing for the girls so I approached the their. Bill Hill was his name. An estimate could do it, and I did I. combine that about a year so later with doing the boys games as well and That was my first broadcast announcing opportunity in sports in the Dayton area. From your time starting off at Binghamton central to now what are some of sports that you've covered either as a writer or a broadcaster or a announcer? Let's see. Of course, the major four football, basketball, baseball and hockey hockey, being my favorite I was very fortunate. I played for one season when I was in college. At the University of Scranton right went to college. Sport Hockey. I've also have covered auto racing and broadcasts auto racing as well. With the the old Time Warner TV channel and I've also covered from a writing standpoint gymnastics. Wrestling. Tennis Golf Cross, Country Track and field. Lot. And don't forget about indoor football as well indoor football. Yes, well. Yeah Indoor football and indoor soccer to Dayton Dynamo, that's right back in the late eighties and nineties until ninety five when the moved to Cincinnati. Now. Let's let's talk a little bit auto racing because that's something that's not touched upon this podcast a lot. What's that like broadcasting it in writing about it? Well writing about it embroidered. Two different things but don't have a lot of experience from a writing standpoint. Although I did go to races at Chaebol speedway when I was with your band citizen, but broadcasting was really cool Because when I was doing that. Time Warner. TV and Kilkare Speedway, and then shady bowl about a year or so later after I started was able to do the first one on kilkare they did are hosted. Events in the old ARCA series, which was a minor league steppingstone to guys that had any thoughts of going on in racing and NASCAR and I don't know if you remember the name of a local race car driver from Springfield Bobby Bowser. Great Guy show might add had a chance to interview a couple times, but very good guy, and what was really exciting was the fact that being local, you know kilkare located Zenia Beaver Creek area in Springfield, just down the road, the very first race that I got to call of doing Arca for Time Warner TV bobby voucher won that race. kitted lates. Took on fresh tyres and then passed everybody to take the lead. Late in the race and let me just say that. The roar from that crowd was unbelievable. But. No To that? We had to broadcast from atop the roof at the scoring tower. Thing on a on a ladder. About Twenty feet up to the roof that was That was interesting. What great perspective to watch the race from so almost like the panthers peak at twin. Valley South's. Gymnasium I don't know how much or how tall that latter is, but once you get up at. It's beautiful view, but that's got to be something really cool. Because a local springfield native wins race in the local area I mean. That's that's a great story in itself. Yeah, he it was. It was a good a good guy and you know he ed visions. I think one day making it to nascar unfortunately never had that opportunity, but It was cool now. We'll state that It was one thing to do a stock car event quite another. We did a Sprint car event for the old Neymars midget series and let me just say that even on that. Relates to a mile. Oval at shade at Joe Care. Achievable by accident. Those cars went around. They're very quick. and. It was a real challenge to be able to do that. I imagine. That they. Did they ever reopen kilkare, or is that close forever I I don't know about forever, but I it is, it is closed unfortunately, the only local Dayton area track where they run shady bowl. Nine you know they do it. Eldora, which is up a little bit further north, unfortunately I'd never been there, and if the track is owned by my favorite race car driver of all time, Tony Stewart, so I would love to one day. Get up there and meet Tony. That's right. I mean when you have a a big star in Nascar. Tony Stewart owning a track in the Miami Valley. That's. That's pretty awesome and it's something that. I. Don't Know How many sports fans around here know about. The one day I'll get up there to see a race from L. Door, but There yet so. Talk to me about the other sports that you covered. I mean you pretty much listed all the ones like a think about. Track and field wrestling I heard Tell me some of the great stories, great matches, and just the great stories. You were able to write up in your time. Well one story that you just said that come to mind wasn't as a story that I wrote rather it was a photograph I took at a regional track and field me, and it was at the track complex at at Milton Union high school in West Milton and covered four high schools in Champaign, county or Bana. Graham Westwood Resale and try it and I was doing they were thinking was that the lower division was the girls. Hurdles race the hundred meter hurdle race, and I, you know, position myself near the start finish line right, get look back up the track and I was very fortunate. To catch one of the runners from triad as she was clearing hurdle a bubble, she was chewing bubble, gum and blue, a bubble right issue over the hurdle. that was a cool now I will state. It was cool. It was nice. It did turn out a little bit blurry, but still in all. That was kind of a neat thing I. Mean Hey, when you have runners going that fast and. Back then I'm not sure how well cameras were able to catch sporting events like that, but still that's that's pretty cool yet that it was in the coach for tried high school wanted a copy of that because he was always telling that girl. See I told you do that. You shouldn't do that interfere. You're breathing. Photographic proof. This this is you running track this? is you running track while chewing gum and questions? Kevin Anyway. What sports season do you look forward to the most? You cover a lot of stuff and like me. You work year round. What's your favorite sports season and why? Well. I'm willing to say I have two favorites. You nothing against football. High School. Football in Ohio is. Like none other in this in the United States. Now I never expected experience in Texas or Florida and I've heard his big there. By home state of New York. High School football is big, but not nearly the way it is here in Ohio. But my two favorites are the winner because of hockey and summer because of baseball. I have been A. Novelist near Lifelong Baseball Fan. I started following baseball in the summer of nineteen sixty nine. Year the Miracle Bats. And My dad told me after I read for the mets win that world series that in his house for Yankee fans. And then after that, we started going to Yankee Stadium so. That wasn't a bad trade off final thing, but but hockey, of course, because that's a sport that I played growing up and played in college, and had the wonderful opportunity to have been able to be the broadcaster for two. Minor League pro teams here in the Dayton area, the bombers in the gems so. Talk to me about your experience with the Dayton bombers in gems. Well. They bombers. I guess said was Broadcasting with Time Warner TV and the producers directors told me they were going to start doing the gems gays. And they needed somebody to provide color. The bane play by play announcer was going to be Gary Low, who was the radio broadcaster for the bombers time mind you. This was in the early nineties here arena and I did the color. Analysis of those games and in the very next season Gary was like Oh, the bombers did not have a radio broadcasting deal that last year they played Harra and I was able to be moved into the play by play. See and follow the bombers over to. The Notre! Center in, did them for a couple of years, and then in the. Two thousand, two thousand and one season I was able to be the radio broadcast search for the bombers in got to travel around the country and. I will say that having been able to broadcast professional hockey and travel with the teams I have seen places in this rate country of ours stat I know otherwise I probably wouldn't never been able to see and looting. Probably my favorite place that I visited was rapid city. South Dakota got to visit Mount Rushmore. Very nice and that was during was that during the bombers days or is that the gems? Gems and the gems played the rapid city rush in the first round of the playoffs, and that would have been the two thousand. Ten Two thousand eleven season so that we visited out there in South Dakota in. Late March early April of twenty look. So, you got to see the bombers when they were closing out their era at Harrow arena and make the move to write state universities Nutter Center. What was the switch like? Well I know that there is a lot of people that have. Emotional attachment to to hear arena. Just because that's hockey was born in the Dayton. Area back in the sixties and the crowds at terror were were great. unfortunately there were circumstances that authored in the bombers moving from there to the notre. Center and Unfortunately the crowds never got to the point of filling up the nutter center like they did at at hair. There were a couple of games that they did have big crowds out there which. Was Very nice very loud and boisterous and all that. But while the amenities for the team. Were great out the Notre Center. Just the fact that you had this huge. Seating bowl that. Could not get feel like it did it. Kind Kinda was disappointing a little bit. I forget if it was you. That told me this, but I think the only time the bombers sold out. The Notre Center was when Dale. EARNHARDT Jr. was in town, Yup, and that was certainly was the case and Unfortunately, that was not when I was affiliated with with broadcasting any of their games, but yet that was the only one and only time. It's such a shame to just because the bombers you look at their history at Harrow arena, and it was hard to get a ticket while they were there, but then they moved to another centre, which at the time five six years old. Okay maybe not built for hockey. It's more for basketball. You had to take out section two hundred, the stands and But at the same time that was that was nice. Nice, new arena, and it's sad, that distinct carry over to the other side of town. Right very sad, but I will state that the dressing room for the bombers out there at the nutter center was unbelievable. Top Shelf. Probably on par with with the teams in the NHL in fact. NHL Exhibition game out there. started the two thousand season. It was the very first game played in the state of Ohio by the Columbus Blue Jackets. They were playing the Nashville predators and because of doing games on Time Warner TV. I was the play by play announcer for that game, and that is by far my. Favorite moment in all of my days of broadcasting sports was getting to do in NHL game, even though was preseason. It doesn't count that way in my book. Hey, it's and then that Gel game NHL NHL. made it to the show. I forgot there was an NHL game. There I knew that the the Cleveland. Cavaliers Did they play a couple preseason games during that I couldn't tell you I don't know, but it might be the Keisha, but still I mean it's really really cool. God are, you familiar with the book hockey and Bayton, history of pictures by chuck Gabe Ringer. No I'm not. That's A. That's a book I recommend if if you're interested, I got off Amazon, but I think it's from that book. Where mentions the bombers were supposed to build like a practice rink? Where the mill's Morgan pavilion is now, that's where right states basketball teams practice. I just wonder what would hockey be like if the bombers actually white through with that and built that practice rink? Well! I would think that it would have not have. They would've stayed out there. Of course there was talk in the late two thousands a cost of a piece of former owner, the bombers of pleading arena in downtown Dayton. By the Convention Center, but I think they would've stayed out there now. Would it have made any difference from a financial standpoint with the team I? Don't know I can't answer that, but It didn't happen. It would have been nice. But it didn't happen and. Would I saw the plans for that facility, but the didn't materialize. In I bat if that did happen, beaver creek would call that home, and that would probably be a very rock in hockey rink. But. Going back to the book again I can remember passage in there like I said I recommend this book. Wholeheartedly 'cause you're you're proud. Day Tony and I love. I Love! Dayton and the history on it it just. They tried the downtown arena once before when the first gems team was there, and it almost went through, and they would've been the Dayton arrows, which is in the at the Ahl, now knows the wild, but what would happen to Dayton sports if we had an AHL team? Stick around. Well not to throw a monkey wrench in there, but did you know that that team was supposed to be in the World Hockey Association which was a challenger to the NHL? And the date narrows Franchise for the what moved to Houston and family by with the last name of how play down here in Houston Gordy with sons, Marty and mark, and what would that have been like? If gordy Howe would have played in Dayton in the W. H. Ha. I have no idea, but I could probably guess we'd have. A lot more hockey to talk about tax, Nick. But. They. Didn't happen and so. That if I remember correctly the thoughts and plans. To build that were also incorporated into being an arena for the University of Dayton. Basketball team to. Well I UNI ARENAS UNBELIEVABLE I'll. And it's a great place to watch basketball game. Would have been like I. Don't know but so. Anyway that's One of those Woulda coulda shoot at things, so maybe you think about it. The flyers playing downtown and that's that's not terribly far from the campus, but it's not terribly close like ud, arenas. And what would that be like and what? The flyers have a new arena today? They went downtown because there's not a lot of teams that play. Downtown. No. No but A lot of people at Followed University of Kentucky. Basketball team may not know that rough arenas in downtown Lexington. It's not at the campus. That's right I forgot about that, but. So. Anyway. I think it would have been successful and they would have you know. Had the red scare crowd just like they do now? You the arena. Oh, yeah, they're. They're loyal bunch. Me Think about though if the. Going back to the downtown arena again if you know, the flyers had a varsity hockey team, you know baton with Miami Bowling Green that'd be pretty cool. Would it would be and you know. Forget. Ohio state also playing college hockey as well in the state of Ohio. So that's true, that's. Three does not too terribly far away so. But. I can probably guess this question anyway as someone that manages a paper. The one sport you'd like to cover. And why? Well. I would have to say going back to talking about High School football. Doing that for you know covering high school sports that that was a really. It's been fun to do that In, jingle do it in a for community publication. You. Really Cool and You know that. Not only are the. Fans of the team, good marina, but MOMS and DADS players coaches, you know all those people are going to be reading what you state and If? They feel like you've made a mistake or not. Said something the way they would have liked it to believe me. They will let you know. Yeah I've I've had my fair share that over my career as well. But I bet it be nice if you got to cover ice hockey, but the problem is especially in that area. There's not a lot of high schools that carry the sport. No, not not here northwest Montgomery. County now it's it's big and troy catering beaver creek Those areas spring borough, but not over here this way high school. School football and basketball, and even with the Brookville wrestling programs pretty pretty big over this white, too. Yes, they are they. They regularly have some great wrestlers in that blue. Devils program there in the Greater Mind Valley Wrestling Association Holiday Tournament so I get see some blue devils, and there's a couple that bounded four championship spots. I've remember last year our. Last Yup. For, with the Brookville Star, we have a wonderful contributor, who does it gratis for for us covering wrestling, but Dr John Rhodes lose a dentist here in Brookville and Grew up over in beaver creek. In fact, he even wrestled at Ohio State. And his dental office is a shrine to Ohio. State athletics. Very nice! Does he have that same office with Dr Valentine? Do you know no, no, there's two separate locations, but it's very close to tour Dr Valentine's offices. Though that was my dentist back then and you know. There was some Ohio state stuff I didn't remember they shared the office or not, but that's that's. That's pretty cool and that's neat to have in Brookville Ohio USA. Yup. Yup! Doc Roads Call Him, doc he bleeds red indicates scarlet and gray. Almost sat read. I know I sound says I'm sorry. I corrected myself there. He. He's a big Buckeye fans so. Anyway. Let's get back to your career and it's very. It's a very long career and this question. Is. It covers a lot of people, but some of your favorite athletes, Games and venues as someone that has been in sport. Well Then used with. High School and then just recent couple years ago. Doing College Football I've had the opportunity to broadcast in in in some big time, college, Football, stadiums and NFL. Facilities Ohio Stadium when I was broadcaster with on WCW Auden Huber Heights, doing the Wayne Warriors and got to do it. They're also got to broadcast the game up at Fawcett stadium up in can't. I guess what it's Tom Benson. Stadium now yeah, but right there next to hall of fame, and also had the opportunity to broadcast a couple of times down at Paul Brown in Cincinnati. And just recently with a friend of Mine Gentlemen. You know Doug. Brown helping him with Central State University. Football broadcasts got to do a game over at Lucas Oil Stadium. Now, we were over there. They put us in the same room where the TV cameras go into in their. Their for NFL broadcast. and. It was four stories straight down to the first level WHO and Vertigo. You're in trouble in that broadcast booth. For Stories Man. appeared frayed of heights, but then again. I guess it could be worse. I assume. At Lucas oil, they have cat walks up there. Well. Yeah but I. We roll the elevator up and in all that, so we didn't have to cross any catwalk side of the field. Thank goodness for that, but still cool. You got to call a game. They're the home. The colts and that was the circle city classic, wasn't it? Yup. It was it was? Against Central States big rival Kentucky State. That's a great rivalry. Isn't that all yeah, big rivalry and It would just great being over there, and you know not that far away and able to call a game from over there so. This is some big time venues. Yup. Big Venues but. I'LL SAY TO NOT A. To answer some union, ask but We're talking about opportunities in Games When I was in college, I was broadcast during the radio station at the University of Scranton. Remember, Call Letters W. why are e were? You were radios edge? Sticks in my memory, but in my junior year it was. The spring of Nineteen eighty-three, the University of Scranton played for the men's division three national title. And it was played in grand. Rapids Michigan at Calvin College and Seminary. And Michigan and got to go out there and broadcast that game so I've got to call a national championship game at the college level in Nhl game, so those are two big. Big. Good memories to have from broadcasting. Let's swing over to baseball now. You wind up with the Dayton dragons. Well. Good friend of ours, too. In the broadcasting circles. Tom Michael's. Good friends with Tom Nichols, who is the longtime broadcast voice for the Dayton dragons and Tom asked him. This is back We'd been the five years ago. Now Twist Start of the twenty sixteen season. Of course you know four years by calendar year, but Vince Five seasons ago. What they were starting the use a computer program to track the stats for Minor League Baseball. They had uses programs called the Game Day program at the major. League level it is all operated through Major League baseball, though they have a staff assigned to the mind, your minor leagues now, but anyway they were starting at the start of the twenty sixteen season and Tom Nichols asked Tom Michael's. If you'd like to do that and Tom. Said bowed out, graciously said that he just didn't think with all his scheduling that he could commit to doing that, and in got in touch with me, and gave me Tom Nichols phone number called them up and. Now, the rest is history. At the end. The last year completed year number four with the Dayton dragons as the data casting stringer for the Game Day program. And I can't think of any better way to lead off this question. What's The compute I? Mean? What's a stringer? Well the information you put into the program the input course it's all what the official score keeper at the Game States is know. How resulted have play as recorded and all that you entered into the computer into what is in technical jargon. I believe a string, and you enter it all in there, so you know depending on the play, several steps you have to go into and you entered in, and that's where the term stringer comes in because that's what you're doing. You're stringing in the information. You know I didn't question why they call it a stringer. And basically it's an online scoreboard for those that can't make it. They can fall along on stats like collegiate sports have nowadays and maybe some high end high schools. It What the official box score for the game is generated from and all the stats inputted, so it's pretty important that you get it right and as you well know if things don't look right or seem kosher. We get a visit up there in the booth to make sure we're. We're told that it should be corrected. By the same time it's it's a great job. I mean you weren't together. And you know. We have the official score and there, so we have three people and we're pretty much right behind home plate that day air ballpark. Be a professional baseball game. In the summer, you're working your you know. Earn a little extra money. And you're on a at a ballpark on a nice summer night. It doesn't get any better than that. Now? I mean the last four years we're talking about the dragons, making the playoffs and twenty seventeen, and that's the only playoff trip that we've seen Dayton do, but at the same time. I mean there's been some good baseball at formerly fifth third ballpark. Fifth Third Field SKEWS MAY BE. That's Michigan, Star but Yeah Fifth Fifth Third Field Dayton I mean. Do you remember some of your favorite dragons that you watched over the years? Well. I was very fortunate course going back to the days with Time Warner TV the very first year with the dragons, the two thousand season. Of course I was a day with Austin. Current Team Will Austin Kerns Adam Dunn. Et CETERA and we were. We did a couple of games there. In Austin Kerns streak where hit. What's seven or eight games with hitting a home run? Yeah that was that was really cool. really cool doing that and what it was was they had a couple of broadcasters that did. Games with another raucous any, but they need somebody on the TV side. To. Tell the truck now. The official term is Kyron operator. That's the program that puts the stats on the TV screen you see, and I would communicate with that person who was in the the production truck tell them. You know WHO's coming up to start the inning. They've done what throughout the game it's like that, and if there was a up officials scoring decision, whatever would pass it along and. That's what I did. That was the first year that For the dragons and got to spend that summer there, but Those two guys Willy Montana got to see him. Play there the dragons, and of course most recently. Jose Siri. What a great run! He had a couple of years ago. How many straight games that he hit in the set a record. And hundred green seeing the scoreboard flash, one hundred miles an hour, plus when he pitched was unbelievable. For Guy, that to be able to do that so anyway I mean everyone said that the one hundred and two was the fastest Pitch Burger. Remember when Chapman was rehabbing in Dayton. I swear he at one. Oh Five, and this is when the old scoreboard was still up, and they only had two digits on the miles per hour, so it said five. Wow, that's the fastest five mile an hour. Fastball I ever did see, but I don't know maybe I'm making that up I don't know I thought, but. Yeah I mean Jose, Siri. WHO's no longer in the reds? Organization the former Dragon. I enjoyed watching There are many others. We got the C. Nixon's L. There with the dragons, yeah, then figures to be improvident with the reds this year, so absolutely that twenty sixteen season there wasn't a lot of positive points, and the dragons were only three losses away from one hundred on the season, but the same time since L. comes in and just. You know delivers that I think. They stuck them at third base, primarily third base if trying to think of any other dragons. Some that are still in the minor league circuit and I. Think could be positive future reds I think Stuart. Fairchild got a nice shot. He's a great outfielder. Good Bats Jonathan India. We saw what was that last year. It was that the year before your before. I can't keep my seasons. trae I mean this year would have been my tenth year with the dragons doing scoreboard by. You know we always said coronavirus kind of wipe that out. But. Yeah. Did you see a while back? That the reds cut like forty, eight, a minor league players. And there was a lot of current of what should have been current and former dragons. Lod. With the. covid nineteen, there's been a lot of changes, a lot of industries and stuff and with minor. League baseball there were. A lot of players that were were cut now, maybe coming up next year. The some of those guys will. Have a chance to play again you that remains be room will remain to be seen, but Yeah it. It was sad, but you know unfortunately professional baseball is a business in any business. People do lose their jobs from time to time so. What's your take on Minor League Baseball? Shredding forty teams coming next year. That is going to be hard for a lot of communities There was a great For allowed to mention sports publication, but there was a great story. sports illustrated's mentioned that that's fine. There was a great article back a couple of weeks ago about the state of minor. League baseball and was talking about the very fact that there's communities and teams that are slated to be. Cut when they contract Bina League baseball but Just for fans to note that, listen to this podcast. I do not. Expect the Dayton dragons to be one of them now when they mentioned in that story that the. Franchise value estimated franchise for the dragons is forty five million dollars, and that's at the same level with teams at the AAA level. And, there's very few AAA. Teams have franchise values at high. At your shows you that the dragons, twenty straight years of nothing but sellouts. The connection that the dame community has to that franchise and the players over the years. But for the communities that do lose their teams. It's going to be very tough because a lot of communities That's the thing to do in the summertime, and it's going to be sad because know people lose jobs, not this the players, but people work at the stadiums. you know families that host players during the season? All that I. It's going to be hard a lot of places you mentioned already. Dayton is safe from this acts, but there's a couple of Midwest League teams that aren't. And I think all but one. Iowa team is scheduled to get the accent I think. Cedar rapids is the only safe team. Clinton Burlington Quad cities are. On that list of teams do get Get the booed out. I could answer for that I. Don't know the list but Quite possibly could be and. Won't be fourteen teams in the Midwest, League. With do to play again. I will also say to. They're talking about reclassifying some of the teams as well in two different I guess it'd be different. Classes classify yeah. I don't know why couldn't think of that word for pennant but. Dayton might get a chance to jump a level or two. Who knows but. Who knows the dragons are here to stay in Montgomery County and that's the Nice thing. They are going to be here to stay. So. Kevin Speaking of sports. How has this corona virus effected you? Well I mean. Other than. Not being able to get out and do some of the things that enjoyed the do one of the things that I do enjoy. Doing when I'm not involved with newspaper or or broadcasting or writing about it, sporting event is owned the movies side friend of mine. We enjoy going to the movies and have been able to do that since March and That's been kind of hard, but You know just getting through it taking the steps. We need to do to stay safe You know I have not known. Anybody close impersonal. That's been affected by it, but I do know people who have you know, family members and stuff and You know I feel for them and. The people have had to go through. Do you see the Dragon's field at all in twenty twenty. I know I don't. Know not heard anything official stating this, but. I could. State. Probably with pretty good certainty that without having fans at the major league level, it would be very hard for the major league teams to be able to afford all the way down through what they'd have to pay to feel minor league teams so I. Don't see it happening at least this year, but next year certainly do look forward to being able to go back to the ballpark. Sticking with the same topic. Do you see high school sports coming back in the fall? Yes, I do. Just very fact that The high schools are able to do conditioning for. The fall and You know some of the winner see seasons maybe not competitively paint playing games like. fastball what the AU programs at Cetera! Use baseball and softball leagues have had their season's cut and stuff, but I do see. High School sports coming back. Now with what protocols in place I do not know. You know, will they be? Will there be fans will there be? Limits on attendance will there be You know people being asked to sit every other row in the bleachers. In. Don't know but I. Do see coming back. In the fall, but You know I it to what it's GonNa look like that I couldn't tell you. And sticking with? High School sports like I mentioned in the opening your the managing editor of the Brookville Star. What high schools do you get to cover with the newspaper? Well. Here what the Brookville Star course we cover Brookville Brookville High School, the Blue Devils, but we also cover of schools in our in our regional area, which is twin, Valley South Tri County north and Dixie out of new Lebanon, and also to we added in the Inglewood area to the Brookville star coverage area a year ago, so we cover North Mont as well and you know we've got some got some good programs, and maybe not all the same sports, but good programs good athletes. good schools and people to work with you know got good people here with the star that do sports writing so. s kind of funny. The more North East you go. The bigger schools are because you mentioned South Norfolk Dixie. Those are small schools in the county. In New Lebanon, area Brookville, and then North Mont a very big school district up in the north of Gumma County area. And know that district well because. Reside in. Inglewood have since two thousand seven, so. Good good school up. There run by good people. I know that Run that school district. Is a very nice area to Inglewood. Very Nice area a very nice place. To live too so. I think it was someone I worked at Wright state told me that, but north modest short for northern Montgomery County and once I realized that it's like Whoa. Yup They were a couple different. I don't know the exact history and other people do, but the exact history that school issue, but there were separate high schools for both. The English, language township schools the old or Eggington building which was an elementary school. It's no longer there but the the stadium there. That's where the North Mont Youth. Football teams play that was high school, and there was a high school in Phillipsburg and I don't know win. That was all combined, but to come with the common name that fit the area all that northern Montgomery County is holly got the northbound. What I realized that it's like Whoa. I, think on the history and the name. They took the colors from Randolph Township School, the Bob Cats, and I forget how they got the thunderbolts, but it's a really cool name, and it's probably one of the more unique names in terms of mascot names in southwest Ohio. Yup Thunderbolt, that is A. It is a cool nickname and. Cool logo to with that the block in with the lightning bolt going through it. I will say the football helmets the last one they had with the San. Diego chargers Bolt on. Those are my favorite the new ones. They're fine. That's just the logos kind of hard to see it in the dark, but. that. That's me nit picking on logos, but it does lead up to my next question. You're covering an area. That's you know. Facing conference changes North Mont. they lost the G. Walk Though and Lebanon to the Eastern Cincinnati Conference You know about the Cross County Conference dissolving after twenty, twenty, twenty, twenty, one and the WB L. The home of the Brookville blue devils. They're losing some of these schools to. The Western, Ohio Athletic Conference in the three. Rivers Athletic, conference! My question is what are you? What is your opinion on all the changes in the conferences and do you see it stopping anytime soon? Stopping I I. I, I can't answer. But I do know that a lot of. Changes that have happened. especially with the with the G., walk with the Miami Valley. League forming out of thought of that. A lot of that was based upon. Some enrollments you hand in the G. Walk. You had a great enrollment disparity from your were top level school all the way down to the bottom. And it was very unfortunate that. had. Schools, with enrollments, fifteen, hundred two thousand kids competing against schools that. May had a couple hundred. Now you like to say that that really doesn't matter, but it does in some in some aspects of financially, and and in size of programs in ability to have participants in your program, but you know. It's changed I remember. Back in the day when the Western Ohio League in the Greater Miami, Valley Conference formed became the. Greater, Western Ohio Week or Greater Western Conference. You know it. They changed the landscape much like you know in college athletics, we've seen. College conferences change over the years. you know it happens? Things settled down and You hope that You know things can stabilize I know back in my home. State area after I left. High School was happened when I was still in in college, but the League affiliations specifically for the sport of football. All dissolved they went with. This is when New York. decided to adopt a state playoff system. And you know up until just recently. They didn't have a state playoff system. You play your nine game regular season, and then if you're lucky, you played a playoff game or inter sectional game against a team from another conference, and that was a sexual championship game, and that was it. They adopted the State playoff system and Every year state championships in New York are played at the carrier Dome where the Syracuse University. Orange play and you know kind of need. Right in the middle of New York state to draw from, but they did away with football with conference affiliations. With sections now. Of course it's all it's all predicated by enrollment size and class ABCD, but still in all. You don't have a league championship. You're playing for a sectional championship with that champion moving on then to the the state playoffs, so there's different ways of doing it but You know. Looking back in my high school, experiences and stuff when I was a freshman. Our football team in boys basketball team won league titles, and it was always cool to be able to say we were the was called. The an acronym was called Stack with Southern Sheriff led conference. We're stack champions, and it was kind of cool to be able to say that to friends or people. You might me from another community so. What's your opinion on? The changes are going to happen I. Mean South North Dixie or going to be in the same league and the Western Ohio Athletic Conference Brookville stain in the southwestern. Buckeye League and North Mons GonNa stay put in the G walk. Well. From perspective with Brookville the lose the longtime rivalry with dixie. Is a long time rivalry and in the basketball season. The start of the every basketball season. They have a whole day in the early month there early part of the month of December. Will you have the boys and girls? Varsity teams, the reserve teams, and the freshman teams from both schools all get together for a six game. Day of basketball. And you know it. It draws people from all over the the two communities in Lebanon Brookville. Aren't that far apart and it's Kinda neat, but you know hopefully that traditional Bela continue but Lose Dixie as a partner for Brookville. You know it's GonNa. Be something that's going to be tough. Of course Tri county twin valley south. They're gonNA. Stay together, so you know. They've been rallied course. That's also school district that used to be one school district instead of too many years ago and you probably remember those days. Well. I was born when it was already tri county north so okay, but I've heard. I've heard the stories and I think when it was just win valley all the athletic complexes Weren West Alex and if you lived in Lewisburg. That means you got that Nice hike down five zero three. West Alex I mean that's that's not a bad hike. It's just you know it seems Kinda. Long, 'cause there's there's hills and farms, and that's kind of it until you get to West Alex. But anyway, we'll do a lot of things with these conferences in the League league affiliations. They settled down, we'll. We'll see what the what all enfolds, but you know losing some traditional rivalries for some communities. That might be a little tough. Kevin! What are some of your favorite things about sports in Dayton Ohio? Well. I will say that sports in dating. Jim Remember I can't remember the song. The. Song towns now big. It's not small, but it's with triple A. or something. But David. You know it's. It's a nice. You know good sized Metro area, but you have the small community sports field with the minor league teams that have played here. I've been able to to to witness and affiliated with to and work and broadcast forward cover games, but you're also have a y'all say the major sports feel to with Cincinnati just down the road. With. You know the reds and Bengals. And Columbus far away. Either you know with the highest state, and of course you deal with the the national following that they have with basketball and. National Games teams have come into the arena play throughout the Many years, so it's both got a small town. Feel in a big town feel to it and I. think that that that has its plusses on many levels, and you know it's a good sports community to. One people very passionate, very knowledgeable about their sports and. Let's say that depending on. which way you might sit in some rivalries. You do pay a little price when you might root for a team that may not be the favorite in the local area and I I have discovered that two. Teams that I follow the college level and that at the pro level so. Why would you like to see in the future for sports at Media in Southwest Ohio? Well I if if I had my druthers. I would like to see the. Advent of pro hockey coming back today. I think that this community can support it I know that when. The bombers in the left in the gems left. There were talked. You know days, not a hockey community well if it's promoted, right? And done right and people are able to connect and follow. It. I think that this is a good immunity for. Minor League Pro Hockey We've had good followings with teams in the past I think we can have again in the future. So I would like to see that come back. As far of media I mean I think that you know. We've got a good television coverage of sports here in this area with the with the the TV stations we have of course being involved newspapers I. Think we do a very good job with not just the Brookville SAR, but with a media to which their parent company and you know. I think it's been a good community sports. Wise, it's just one that I've enjoyed and I will also say I'm very blessed and very fortunate to have been able to be a part of it and be able to work in two. For those that want to become. A journalist or a broadcaster, what advice can you give? If you have a dream. You know don't give up. Try it out. If you want to be a broadcast. She may have to look for some opportunities. Maybe at your local youth leagues. You know if they have a public address system. You might see if you can get involved with. Doing that and and I've done it with the some youth leagues around area, and it's very enjoyable. In fact had a young man. Just last week was out for for a walk. Take Walk Nah. They'll don't say we'll get to do it every day, but I like to take them very frequently and I was out. Taking walked just round. uptown, Brookville and young man I didn't know who he was said. I didn't really recognize him. He said. Are you coming back to announce her games again and I said. for any said for the Brookville. We devils US football team and I said well you know to, and he said you're my favorite announcer. Tell you. What that you know 'cause? I don't do it for myself. do it for the kids and that just cemented for me. You know why do it, but if you've got a dream to do it, give it a shot. Try it out. you know look for different entities You may not be able to do it in the traditional way. Right off the bat. You know look for ways you can do it, and you know for my writing or journalism standpoint If you if you like to games like to athletics. In your local publication may not cover your team. Go to the the editor sports editor for that publication. See if they. Might want you to contribute a story from a game or from school? May Not, be every single game, but you know time to time or weekly or whatever get your foot in the door? you know on seaward takes you from there. you know I did it back when I was a junior in high school. Sports editor for the school newspaper to for two years and You know it's taken me. Forty plus years through the years and Here in the Dayton area since One thousand, nine, hundred, ninety two would be able to broadcast sports, so it's. It's been fun. It's been it's been. A real, and I've met a lot of great people and floating yourself the over the years doing it, thank you I appreciate the kind words and to wrap up this episode. How can people follow your work and you on social media? Well social media I'm on facebook. But I will say that I don't know how to give out the loggins for all that then you can. You can search my name, and if you know if you want to become a friend, do it that way. Out We do have a you know website with the the Brookville Star Brookville Star Dot Net a our stories are posted there every week, so. you know that's how they can follow us if they want from the social media, Stanley. Kevin thank you so much for giving me some time today and talk and little sports on the Cincinnati. Dayton sports podcast. Well. Thank you very much for having me on. It's been a pleasure. It's been a lot of fun. Kevin Thank you again and that will do it. This is episode one sixty six of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast with Kevin. Boyle and we hope you'll join this podcast again for up so one sixty seven. 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6-25-2020 Sports Talk

Lance McAlister

1:38:31 hr | 3 months ago

6-25-2020 Sports Talk

"Gary. Jeff, Walker time. Let's get to the headlines then we go. We start with Baseball Major League Baseball told clubs today they can schedule up to three exhibition games prior to the end of spring training to if a team at potential opponent is not located close to the team, they can choose to schedule their opening series opponent meaning say the reds open the season. July, twenty four th against. Against the cardinals, the reds and cardinals could potentially play on Monday Tuesday, maybe Wednesday of that week in Exhibition Games leading into the season opener that Thursday or Friday the NFL news today the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh steelers preseason opener at the pro football hall of fame. In Canton, scheduled for August, the sixth has been canceled in the hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on August eighth is being postponed. Postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the game and enshrinement had been moved to August of next year. The two classes will be celebrated separately next year. The two thousand Twenty Hall of Fame Class celebrated on Saturday August seventh next year. The two thousand twenty one class celebrated on Sunday August eighth of next year. How about the talent in the house in Canton? That weekend another NFL news the NFL announcing today and telling teams, they have the green light to begin selling advertising and placing logos on tarts that will cover the seats closest to the field in closest to the players, the idea being way to generate revenue and distance fans from players. If they are going to be fans in the stands at some Point College Football Note Lasalle Twenty Twenty one defensive back. Devante Smith. decommitted tonight from Ohio State, four star defensive back tap ten recruit in the state of Ohio. He had a boatload of offers including UC. And Kentucky and Notre Dame among others horse racing, Churchill downs, announcing it will have spectators. It will have spectators for the Kentucky Derby on September, the fifth. How many stay tuned to be determined by the way another NFL note thirty three days out from the start of training camp for most teams NFL saying today they expect camps to open on the normal scheduled Gulf, PGA. The Travelers Championship Connecticut about Mackenzie Hughes a ten under sixty today ten under sixty. He's three shots up on. Rory Mackenzie Hughes played on Sunday at. At the heritage and shot a seventy eight, he comes back in his and the very next round. He shoots a sixty by the way. The Xavier Product Jason Co crack even through seventeen racing. It's now a five race weekend for the Kentucky speedway Mark Steyn Dinger's jumping up and down in his house. Due to a scheduling adjustment, the general tire, one fifty Arca series race originally scheduled for Charlotte has now been relocated to Sparta for Sunday July. Are Saturday Saturday July seventh at two thirty, it will happen prior to the buckle up your truck to twenty-five, which will now run at six, so that's five races in four days at the Kentucky speedway and finally. Liverpool in the English Premier League ended a thirty year drought today, capturing the Premier League Championship Filing Manchester United's loss to Chelsea. Liverpool has been dominant this year winning eighteen zero one point, they've won twenty eight matches this year drawn twice and lost once the entire year I. Bring this up. For this reason. They are the Liverpool reds. They entered a thirty year drought their last championship in Nineteen Ninety, so I'm officially declaring twenty twenty two year. The reds because the Cincinnati reds are working on. On a thirty year drought, so it only makes sense to connect all the dots in the Cincinnati Reds will when you're twenty twenty world series, that is the way my brain thinks, and I'm sticking to it all right. Let's do this I I did something last night i? Don't like doing I set something up and then didn't give you a chance to to address the matter. We got busy early in the show last night. We talk with Tom Nichols the outstanding play-by-play voice. Voice of the Dayton dragons, and I brought him on to kind of give his assessment of how the new X. turning rule is has worked. He's seen it for the last two years in the minor leagues with the Dayton dragons. It is coming to Major League baseball this year, and then by the time we really got up and running in switched in the next hour or two the fifty year anniversary of the final year at Crossley and that turn into a big topic and I. I never presented an opportunity I took a poll question was running about sixty, one, thirty, one in favor, or at least being okay with what Major League Baseball is gonNA. Do so I'd like to get your assessment of that. It's a sunk in over the last couple of days and I know this upfront I know There's a sense of swimming upstream it in this because we are traditionalist for the most part in this town. Purist in this town baseball was first played professionally here. Many in this towns cling to memories of the past the way things used to be. They liked the big red machine. There are those who cling to two batting, average and RBI and pitchers won loss records. They reject the analytics of the new age modern baseball like things upgraded. They like things the way they are. You know what you like in. You know what you want and you know what you don't like. I'm curious Nahla you've had some time. Now that you've consider the circumstances for this twenty twenty season the circumstances facing the game facing the country, the reasoning behind going to a rule that the minor leagues have used for the past two years. What you if you are! How should I put this if you're willing to accept it? Accept it in theory all right I get the times and the circumstances I get that it's going to be this season. I can live with it or do you simply rejected out of hand as as a break from tradition that takes the game in too far a different direction from what you can reasonably enjoy as a fan in the end. If a game goes extra innings in the tenth, each team is going to begin the inning with a runner on second base. It can be as simple as that, and yet that crosses some lines in the eyes of some that breaks with tradition in the eyes of some. It's It's been called Gimmicky. It's been said just because the minor leagues used. It doesn't wise the major league dropping down their level to it. I've heard that something. You get in beer league softball and yet. We're going to get it this year like it or not. I guess I'm seeking your level of embrace for it as we continue, that'll be our starting-point tonight. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven, hundred, odd at and T.. I've thought a lot about Tom. Nicol said last night about the strategy behind. It and I've also thought about this. I, did it ask this question who likes extra ratings? Because the players don't like extra innings. The media doesn't like extra innings. Find me an extra inning game that people stick around for I would. I would say if you google extra. INNING, baseball games and watch videos. You'd be able to count the number of fans in the stands. Why because they said I'm out of here I'm not sticking around for this thing that is going to drag on and I don't know when it's going to end. It may be twelve or thirteen or fourteen or fifteen or sixteen innings. Nobody's sticks around for and I. Guarantee You this because I've seen the numbers. TV ratings ooh down radio ratings. Wu Down. People don't stick around for X-rays, so if the players don't want to doing it and nobody's watching it. It's like if a tree falls in the forest during extra innings. Nobody's there. Does that make a noise? So. What is the fascination of being worked up about something that nobody really is? Really fights for. What fifteen innings I would add general managers to the list. I know darn well. They don't like extra innings so in the end. Who really likes it? and. What is the PUSHBACK FOR IT I? That's what I don't get unless it's just you know. I need something to complain about today and Major League Baseball's changing rules, so I'm going to complain about that. Your calls as we continue its sportstalk carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet at seven hundred wliw. Six, twenty five seven hundred wwl wrol carrier sports presented by Kelsey Chevrolet I'm Lance McAlister. Thanks for hanging out tonight Let's get involved baseball topic early challenges to embrace the new the challenges to embrace different. The challenge is to understand the times, and I would add to understand the timeframe, because nobody says that this new extra innings rule and Major League baseball is going to become a thing of the future. All they've said. said to this point is it's a thing for twenty twenty short spring training leaves Guys Verona vulnerable to injuries, and you don't want to run the risk. Raise the risk of injuries to already challenged rosters, as it is by extending games so major league baseball in the starting in the tenth inning. This year we'll begin with each team placing runner on second base. It will be the the last out of the previous sitting he. He begins the inning at second base. It has been described by some as gimmicky has been described by others as a a quicker fix to a solution that could become a a a bigger problem. No general manager likes and there have been calls made in the middle of games that have gone thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen innings there had been general managers who have called their AAA teams in the middle of their games and. And said hold back that player that Pitcher, specifically we might need a fresh arm, and at the end of those twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen in Games where you have used up three arms. Did you can't use the next day? You have to make a roster transaction and go down to the minor leagues and make a transaction to bring fresh arms. That seems a long way to go for something that can be rectified. In much simpler fashion like this rule Jj Cooper or baseball America. tweeted yesterday afternoon in the two years prior to the rule change in the minor leagues. Games ended after one extra inning forty five percent of the time. Under regular extra inning rules, they end forty five percent of the time after just after one inning that jumped to seventy three percent of the time with the new rule so seventy three percent of the time the game was resolved after. Meeting with the new rule, that's what everybody wants. He had pointed out the in the two years prior to the rule change, there been one hundred and thirty three games in the minor leagues that went thirteen or more innings in two, thousand, sixteen in two, thousand, seventeen, hundred and thirty three of them. They changed the rule. Five Games in two thousand, eighteen in two thousand and nineteen went thirteen innings or more. I get I. I'll say it isn't. This will get me in trouble I would. This is this is a little bit further than I would go. I'd simply and I'm okay. With ties I I said it I don't see what the big deal is. If a game ties after nine I don't know what the big deal is saying after nine. All right we get one inning of this will play the ten. If it's tied, it's tie. It's not like splitting the atom. Figured out if you win a game, you get two points. If you tie game, you get one point and you're able to look at the standings, and it says your record, and then it says the points you've total. It's not that hard. It's not like nobody's ever done it before. I just don't think it's I. Just don't think it's that big. A deal compared to what you run the risk of versus little reward. Because I don't know anybody that champions extra innings. That's been my argument all along. Lexington Jeff. You're on seven hundred WWL W. Land. Just call in and plus thanks. This is a rule that is way overdue I think they should stick with it. and I usually lean on a baseball pure side, but. This game that go you know fifteen sixteen innings during the week I mean no one gets to see the game at yes. I don't benefit to that I. Remember a couple of years ago. Erin Harangue had to come in and pitch six or seven, and if you're able to seize them. In the same it sure did. It was a Sunday game against the padres and went fifteen or sixteen, and you're right. It changed the course of his career. Yeah it really didn't. He was never the same after that and I've seen it done at the youth level and competitive tournaments just You can't have those games back to back right and it's exciting started getting like that it's. Those Games. Some of the reds always seemed like they had him on Sundays, but those games. Seven o'clock no one's watching at the end I. don't see the benefit of yeah. Hey, thanks, buddy. When we can. I want to get into the strategy because that's what I'm trying to get people to embrace, who fold their arms on a like? This is ridiculous understand. There's a new element of strategy and unknown to this and I would think I would bet. Most of the people folding their arms. Saying this is a dumb idea. I bet you like bunting now. That's not being critical. So this has resurrected to a large extent. Bunting in extra innings, so I think you'd like it. From that standpoint Attaran, blade likes it from that standpoint. That's good enough for me. It is six thirty. Let's check news over. The reds are l.. Carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred W W. Six thirty, seven seven hundred wwl wrol, carrier courts dot, presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. L. Carriers your global transportation. Provider visit our LLC DOT COM and Kelsey Chevrolet Open for sales and service with a new state of the Art Collision Repair Center coming in July. Think of the strategy think of the new strategy involved with thinking along with the game in a manager in wondering what might happen and the drama in the build up to that. I thought Tom Nichols. Pre presented a perfectly last night, comparing it to college football's overtime and being the team that goes second in the baseball analogy. It's being the home team, the visitor bats, and once they do their thing then the home team batting at the bottom of the inning. They know what they need. If the home t, the visitor doesn't score in the top of the tenth. Then you go to the bottom tent, knowing all right I've got my runner on second. Let's bring him over to third and let's let's look to sacrifice fly to get him in or maybe a pass baller a wild pitch. But if the visiting team scores a couple, then your way of doing things changes in the bottom of the inning knowing I can't play small ball. I can't play for one run I need a beginning here. He joked last night Tom. Nichols Day that there could be leadoff to run home runs in extra innings. Now 'cause you'll start with a runner on second and your leadoff batter hits a home run. It's a two run homer I think it adds an element of intrigued to a season it has. A good amount of intrigue attached to it of what sixty games going to be like what's going to our team's going to go with a four man rotation, or they're going to go with a six man rotation. How's this GonNa play out I just I fall back on, and I tweeted this second ago. If if nobody if virtually nobody makes the case for liking extra innings. Where does support come from? It almost seems like it's one of those. That's the way we've always done it. Things and I've never bought that as a good enough reason to keep doing things because we know more, we learn more as we go we we understand so much more about the game baseball compared to years ago. We know now that batting averages. Rb is our opportunities won loss percentage who cares I mean we. We learn as we go, and part of that is. Would anybody today inventing? Are we say what anybody invented the game baseball? Hold a news conference AA. Here's this new game. We're GONNA. Play one hundred sixty two games. We're GONNA play from April October. Would anybody say today? We're GONNA do this thing and they're gonNA. They're gonNA. Take three hours to play. Play it. Oh, by the way if there is not a winner after nine. We're just GONNA. Keep playing. Keep playing and keep playing and play some more. Even though nobody's going stick around, even though nobody's watching, even everybody's listening. We're just GONNA. Keep doing it because well. Somebody told us there was a tradition in the old days. And that's the way they did it, so that's the way we're going to do it. Go to the phones Jerry. You were on seven hundred WWL W. Yeah. You sure explain what my question. Again be their land. Okay! They're tied. Start that ten sending or They could run around second. There's no. No outs like you're supposed to right correct, and what will happen, Jerry, whoever made say if Joey votto made the last out for the reds in the ninth inning, and it goes extra innings than Joey becomes the runner that goes to second base to start the next in. Our you could jerry if you wanted. If say it's a slow runner and you think well. It's going to be tough to bunt him over to third. You can always pinch run for that player, but you gotta take him out of the game and you somebody off your bench. Got The thinking there with there's no out. They own second. Released two long fly balls. Pretty runner you go can get. Tired. The. Big In Iran the other came. They get a chance. Yes, then they don't get what they did. The game's over could. On corrales. Here he thank you appreciate your listening. Thanks for the call. I did this in poll question forum last I can tell you it's one of the more surprising poll results. Again I like doing questions like that and it was running sixty one thirty nine. Thought in this town. In a town where we're both professional baseball began. Die. Hard traditional purist I would've never thought sixty one percents would say I'm cool with extra innings. An starting with the runner on second base I was very pleasantly surprised Westchester. We go. What are you say Jeff? I'm okay, what do you make of all? This helped me out here. Hey. You both sides of the coin. I'm not in favor. Of the rule change. But. Baseball has done this to themselves. They had expanded the Games to You know three hours. Whatever long by? Doing their own thing between PICCI's. Guys not being able to on guys, not being able to hit behind runners Has Basically destroyed the game I mean now. It's twenty nine hundred again. Yeah, trying to hit it as far as you can. There's a lot of home runs strikeouts or walks now in baseball. That's it. That's the three topics that that gather attention and based on themselves You've gotta get butts in those seats and you gotTa. Keep them there and you got to do whatever you gotTA. Do to save I understand the game. So for if if I were to tell you and this is, this is the case right now. If I were to tell you, this will just be for this season, could you could? Could you cut a hold your nose and deal with it for sixty games and then take it back to normal next year. I think once you implemented, and I would be willing to go one step further home. Okay, I would be willing to go to all right, so you played the innings and it's still too to. You're. GonNa Start to eleven ending with the runner out there who make it move more one step closer all right. We're going to. We're going to speed the game up. And WE'RE GONNA. Try to make it as exciting as we possibly can again. You don't want people leaving in the seventh eighth inning. You want them there till the end. Of Eight something to get young folks you know these younger folks back in the stadiums that is. That's the word of the night. Cultivate something for the young folks and they're no question in baseball needs to do that. And I'd like to finish with this. I. Just want to say thanks for what you do. Oh, with all the stuff we've got going on in this country today. You make us laugh sometimes your tickets off. But at the end of day you make us think a little bit and I appreciate it. Thank you, Jeff, thank you very kind of you. Appreciate your chickening call again sometime. Okay all right, thank you that made my night. That is kind of like my game plan going in I don't think I could have said it any better. Yeah I. Just I said this before. I I'm just guessing the last thing you need at six o'clock in the day you had dealing with what you're dealing with, and probably hearing what you're hearing and reading what you're hearing. The last thing you need is to be further, agitated or angry or yelling or ranting, and raving and I said this many times I operate in the toy department of life, and have some fun, and do some thought provoking stuff and in the end are we somebody? Last night sent me a message. I hope you don't take offense to me. You know challenging something I. Forget what we were debating I, said heck no sports. At the end of the night. Whether you agree or disagree, it's just it's just an extra inning rule for baseball in the pecking order of importance in life right now, the extra inning role and Major League baseball is way down here and everything else is way up here so I figured. Heck, let's let's get all excited and worked up about putting a man on second base and we'll talk a little baseball. You could if you wanted to. Do you know we could just cut to the chase of all this? Just play seventeen games. Never. I'm not I'm not making that a topic. If you, WanNa make better topic, call and talk to Dave about that offaire. CORRECT MYSELF UP! That is that's not what I had a really good point that all extra innings beer sale. Stop after what the seventh inning anyway so it. Again there will be when I say this I know there's always somebody who says well I'm going to be the exception of what he's GonNa prove. There is somebody somebody will call and say they're hurt is set on winning games I get that, but in general I promise you. Go Look Online for an extra inning game. And go into the twelve, thirteen fourteen fifteen. You'll be able to count the fans in the stands. People unless it's like a postseason game. Of course, people don't hang around for him so and I say they should all seriousness. Players don't like extra innings. I can guarantee you the media and beat writers on deadline extra innings death. General managers don't like in his games. Go on thinking Oh we got a game tomorrow afternoon. Am I gonNA be able to get somebody from AAA to here to be the fresh armed replace arm because I've used. We'd use three guys tonight. Who've all thrown at least twenty-five pitches in this thing out of the Bullpen Oregon thirty? You won't be available tomorrow, so start calling the okay. Get word manager in the AAA dugout. Tell him to not throw. Don't let him pitch pitchers X Y and Z because I might need to call them up pitch for us. Nobody likes that. So where does the ground swell come from those saying the UC Chris's and others Jason on twitter, thanks for the tweet Atlanta, mcallister he says I'm sorry. It's a stupid rule. It's worse than the D. H. Agent Far Worse Than College time which I which I like he says. It's a stupid rule. Why is it a stupid is there? Is there another way you'd? Maybe that's the question I need to ask. Is there another way you'd rather? It be done, is it? Is it just the idea of? Doing something different than than we do with extra ratings. Or is it? Is there a better way you think it could be done? Maybe I've waited too long to ask that question. Maybe that's at the core of the problem. Again over here. Tie! Game bind by me. I'd make the case Hey. What we're giving you the tenth and here's here's your drama. You get the tenth. Tied we're going home. Six forty seven Sportstalk, seven hundred WWL W. Bond seven o'clock news time six six minutes. It's curious sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Thanks for all the tweets tonight, twitter conversation very good twitter feed presented by barley corns, three locations in northern Kentucky. Yes, they're open. visit barely corns dot com for more information. Had He know baseball's back this week? I have added three hundred thirty seven followers since Monday's. Monday's announcement of baseball's return so a welcome to new followers, a welcome back to those without baseball who went away into everybody who has found their way to Atlanta mcallister, three hundred and thirty seven new followers I guarantee you. That is related to the return of baseball. So thank you Atlanta. Callister love to have you on board in be in to be. Be a part of the show. Let's work on some calls seven o'clock era meet. We may have to roll this over a little bit into the a guest. Seventy six may have to pick this up around seven twenty or so 'cause. I love the input and my guy see were. Was that tweet? Oh my God. Don Helbig tweets and says. Says I'm as much as Jewish list is anybody when it comes to baseball but I'm ready to accept it embrace the extra innings rule ad strategy to the managers keeps fans in the stands watching on TV and listening on the radio, there will be a new a built in fascination of ood. How's this GonNa work going to do this? They in the end. The rich played one hundred sixty two games last year fifteen of them. What x ratings so I mean? It's not I've. I was get the argument. Why are you mess with? Messing with it, it doesn't happen enough and my my rebuttal has always been. That's exactly why you quote mess with it. It happened so infrequently. Don't let it become an issue. Just take care of it rather than deal. With the fifteen times there's a circus of fourteen or fifteen or sixteen innings or twelve innings or eleven innings just deal with it. Get it taken care of. If it's happening I just I've never understood. The argument of doesn't happen enough to worry about it will, but if it doesn't happen very much, just take care of it, so it doesn't happen at all dead. Back to the phones and Joe Is on seven hundred wwl w. what did you say Joe? I'm doing great. How about you? I'm good okay, so I would say. I'm a traditionalist at least in the sense that pictures should back that stuff's nightmare. School. Yeah, this is not a good week for you with all these changes. That actually I I like this rule. I think it's great I'm not a fan of creating I want to build on what Jeff said actually yeah I was GonNa in the other thing he was going to run around third to try to get the game over. If it was built out after ten I would argue that getting into third or still too much of a chance that both teams get one run in and go to the next inning. So what I would do is after the tenth inning of the eleventh inning. You start with runners on first and second. And then the often you start with the bases loaded. It goes that far. That would that would stop at shake it up and if you get through the tenth inning, the eleventh any give extremely likely to something loose, and after that bases-loaded. Who knows what'll happen very interesting I'm going I'm going to jot that down. That's not that's not bad. Hey, I'm glad you called. Thanks for listening. Have a good night about Anderson. We go Tom. You're on seven hundred WWL W. Lance landseer, you I'm. I have no complaints right now. I'm having a good night. Thanks for calling. You're welcome. I'm a traditionalist to I used to be I'm fifty eight years old. You say I'll never. My attitude changed about three years ago. Okay, I'm now all in on the H. I love this this. Expert in rural. Okay, the strategy that goes with it that the. It's just crazy. Yes and one thing that's really good about this. Is Billy, Hamilton? Compelling stay in the major leagues for one year. Can you imagine if you had somebody like that to come off your bench? Say All you just. You're like the designated texter during guy. Back. So, We're. Talking about baseball. and. That is the I'm making the color of the first hour. Because for all the rambling I've done. You summed it up perfectly. A baseball conversation beats. Baseball negotiations. I'm ready for twice twenty thirty four and let them they're. Good here from you, Tom Thanks. Take Care I. You know it's funny. I've heard a lot about billy Hamilton's role in this I. Don't know. I don't know it would certainly be nice to have. I don't think you could if you already had it. I don't think you could go out and seek it to add to. Although the argument can be made you. You've added a roster spot this year. They're gonNA. Carry twenty-six under normal conditions. But what had happened frequently enough like last season, the reds played fifteen extra inning games. Could you justify stashing Billy Hamilton on your roster? As a designated extra inning, pinch, runner and defensive replacement, maybe a little bit easier with twenty six guys on the roster? But yeah, that's part of the strategy. Whoever that because if say, it is joy, joy bottle makes the final out of the ninth, and that will make the bottle detractors happy because they'll say see, he couldn't win the game in his final at Bat. If he's. Out, then you're probably not going to pinch run for him in the ten th are you and take his bat out of the order I know you can make the argument, but I WANNA end it right now, but man. Can you take whoever it is? Can you take your baby? It's a Charlie Blackmon are Mike Trout or anybody Eric cody bellinger. Can you take what your? What are your best bats out if? If, they're the runner at second base to begin the next inning or you're going to have. Are you going to pinch run for him? Then you're gonNA have to take a player out. subsitute a new one. He's going to have to play the same position or then you're going to have to burn another. See what I'm saying. It can get kind of tricky and that's. That's all part of the strategy of all this. And Man if you are the home team, and you get to watch and see, it's like in football if the first team only kicked a field goal in overtime well or if they didn't even kick a field goal and they didn't score. Then you can play for the field goal to win the game. Love the strategy of all that up next. The author of a book. Who opened up a pack of one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty six. Kurds and said I'm going to drive cross country and track down an interview. Every player in the pack that I just opened, and he wrote a book about it. That is next on the home of the red seven hundred WWL W. The following takes place between seven PM and eight PM. All right, let's keep it rolling seven Oh nine seven hundred wwl w. it's carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet nothing like a good extra reading debate for the first hour, the show tonight at a runner on second base. I I'm very much looking forward to our next guest I think this may be the single greatest idea for a sports book. I've ever heard when I when I first heard about it I thought. Why did I think of that, and then I said Heck. I kinda like to do this just on my own one time. What what our next guest listen to this concept? He took a single pack of baseball cards from Nineteen. Eighty six opened it. And then embarked on a quest to find all the players in that pack of cards. And he wrote about it. The book is titled. The, wax, pack on the Open Road in search of baseball's afterlife, the author of that book is Brad Baluch Japan, and he is my guest on seven hundred W W hey, Brad. Lance, you have my blessing. Before. I. It's funny because I I didn't realize this until doing a little bit of research and all this right off the bat. True or false this idea this book idea was rejected over thirty times before you actually got off the ground. At thirty eight. That's right made. How did the idea to take me to the moment in time where you were when you said you know what I'm going to try this? Well really it is an idea that had been just dating for some time. I was watching gave the Oakland Coliseum back in twenty fourteen, when I really started to kind of take action on it But I as a kid growing up in collecting cars, the eighties I always wondered what happened to the guys that I grew up with I was always a strange kid, and my favorite player is worthy Marty Barrett in the Don, carmine world the underdog guys. And so I always wanted to do it. Where are they now? Kind of project and I thought you know really just the idea of the pack being the perfect device for a book that was sort of one of those like you know out of the ether Eureka moments than I realize. Oh, that'd be a great way to get a random sample of a manageable number of guys how many Kurds were in the pack and give us a some of the names eventually that were part of this. Church so fifteen cards, so one of them was a checklist so that. Didn't quite know what to do with that one, but of the remaining fourteen thirteen, the guys were alive. Al Cowan's only got passed away, and it ranged from the obscure hymie coconut our to the hall of Fame Carlton, Fisk and pretty much everything in between. Wick sutcliffe Garry Templeton Masili, van ready Gary Pettus Coleman Dot. Good in these are some of the names in their. Did it. Take me through the process of, did you? Did you contact them and seek? The green light before leaving the house or did you hit the road in search? And then we're going to ask a could we do? How did it unfold that way? Ten months of research ahead of time where I had set things up with most of the guys, and most of them were really generous and gracious to neither me. I I did get red lights along the way so Carlton. Fisk was talk to me. so when I ran into obstacles, though I I decided to build that into the narrative, so the book is really. It's really a on the road adventure story. You know it's. It's written I'm a I'm a very active character in the book. I talk about my own like how relates to what I'm doing in the book and then I go on some kind of wild goose chases like the calls and says. I ended up. MILLIONARE's by the. Golf course to try to ambush him up to that that. Really you know may made it a little more interesting I love. This gives us an idea. I travel mode you used and how many days where you got. And how many miles did you cover? Well Luckily I'm a college professor so I have a nice block off in the summer, so was able to dry eleven thousand, three, hundred forty one miles in seven weeks in the summer of Twenty fifteen and And went all over the country all the way to. Northern New York and back, so it was yeah, it was quite an adventure, did you? Once you found each player? Did did you just was strictly an interview? Did you do activities with them? What? What was the moment like once? You actually met him. Well, that was one of the fun. Parts of this book is that I did all kinds of things so I went to an art museum with one guy went fully the gyms thinking that a hitting lessons showed showed one guy out of use tender. You know went to the zoo. Don Car of it, I mean really it's It was very active. You know, and that was very intentional I knew. Not only would guys probably more comfortable doing something besides you know staring at each other across the coffee table but also from a writing perspective I, it just a lot more interesting to you know the style that I use the book is that? That literary new journalism style where I'm describing the environment that the city, and so it's it's very cinematic in that way, and I knew a lot more interesting for the reader to vary the kinds of settings. Yeah I I recall reading various reviews and I am going to order the book I seem to recall. You took a hitting lesson from rance mullenix correct. That's right and it was really embarrassing. Only had to talk about car was a whistle back. Having this. Bona fide major league player like breakdown his Charlie. Lau inspired swing with a yellow plastic and It's actually actually put it on I except the one thing I I, I? Don't know why. Take video on the trip but I did film that and. it's amazing. How even with silly toy in his head ranch politics? When I had him replicate his swing, you could see like the how you know. Just how good he was that descend professionalism in is in his movement. The book is The wax pack on the Open Road in search of baseball's afterlife It's a single pack of cards, one, thousand, nine, hundred six, and then the fifteen players, the process of tracking those players down. For All that time on the road by yourself in a car. There's a Lotta time to reflect I. Mean there's probably a lot of reflection you'd be at about yourself. Your Life Times I am I right. Yeah I did I talked very openly in a book about my own failures. Struggle with OCD and various things, and they know how that relates to what I learned from the players, and you know one of the best part is that I was amazed at how open and vulnerable. These guys are willing to be for example Steve Yeager. A catcher for the dodgers known for being this. You know Kinda tough boisterous guy. Actually let his guard down enough to share things with me like When he he grew up in Dayton Ohio and when his dad went to see him play for the first time in Cincinnati, he he got so drunk. You passed out in the clubhouse. And yeager comes back from the game and you know scientists. Father passed out in the clubhouse. He'd never wanted his dad to come. See play again. You know some of those really some pretty weighty stories like that of the. They came out that you might not have ever. been aware of. Have you. You probably get this a lot. Have you thought of? A second pack for a second book. What say I'm blessing you with. You Know I. It is such a fun idea. You could use a different sports for years but I. I personally don't want to do a sequel because I feel like I wouldn't be I. Don't think I could do as well. A second time allowed I. Mean I think I'd I'd have the curse of most sequels, which is hard to live up to the original so I'm content to let someone else do it and you know. Go On to other projects. HOW DIFFERENT! Releasing a book is certainly a challenge releasing a book in these times, even more challenging I would imagine the last three months, or so you would have in a perfect world been travelling the country doing book signings in various Howell. Has All that play played out from that standpoint? Yeah, you know. I had this thirty five stop book tour planned, and it was really disappointing to to cap the cancel hopefully down the road. I can do it, but you know there's been some silver linings that a bunch of us out baseball books coming out and have all come together for this group called the pandemic baseball. Book Club where we're actually helping each other, promoting each other and I've made a bunch of new sense of that. That is excellent for those listening who want to get their hands on it. How can they get the wax pack? Yeah you go to wax. Cock Book Dot Com you can find out how to order it and I'm pretty active on twitter at lax pack book if anyone watched to get in touch. This. This was really cool I. Just I fallen in love with this concept and really I thought what? What a cool idea for a book! I can't wait to get my hands on it and congratulations on this and best of luck with it. Thank not now you've got to read it lands, and it's you know. Let me. Know what you're actually think. Once you couldn't say exactly right I will do that. Brad thanks for the time tonight. Thank you right. Take care there. You Go Brad, Baluch, Jian the wax pack on the Open Road in search of baseball's after life. It's just so. Can you imagine just eighty six pack of tops open it up and your thumbing through it and say and wound up. Was rance Mullenix and Garry. Templeton and Don, Karma Karman and Steve Eager Rick Sutcliffe, Dwight. Gooden Randy. Ready Gary Pettus. Who they say, AL, callans had the royals APP had had passed away, and I want to say, and I didn't want to reveal too much of it. just through the interview but I. WanNa say. Gary Pettus was the oldest and listening to his other interviews. He's done Gary Pettus was the only player who didn't talk to him. That was living because Gary patsies working for the Astros and the Astros kind of put a gag order at the time just on everybody in general for doing interviews, so he wasn't able to to talk with Gary Paddocks, but man hitting lessons with ramps, mullenix and watching Kung Fu movies with Garry Templeton. He went to the zoo with Don. Carman, that's the really cool thing. It's one thing to attractive doubted. It'd be neat but. If you're just sitting there. Doing Qa liked what was your most memorable moment in your career, but the actual the idea of going out and doing stuff with them, and whether it's eating lessons or movies or the zoo or something else, and then incorporating that into the book cannot wait to get my hands in the book that is, that's a heck of an idea. The wax pack on the Open Road in search of baseball's afterlife. What did he say? Seven weeks eleven thousand, three, hundred forty one miles of driving to to track everybody now Lubbock. Will Get We'll get back into a little bit more on the X. Ratings clean up some stuff there. If you have final thoughts, notes on the extra innings rule in major league baseball got a couple of bengals topic to add to the mix. I saw a list. I love list. I saw a list at Kennedy broken narrative shattered a narrative about the Bengals, which I which I think you'll find interesting as well I'll share with you as we continue our no carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey, Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Seven twenty five seven hundred wwl Wjr, now carriers ports doc presented by Kilson Chevrolet by the why by the way shout out to Katie Robinson the pride of southeast Indiana South Dearborn High. School at Aurora, she was named the coach and director of swimming and diving at North Western. Northwestern wildcats, the big ten. She is a a legend in South Dearborn. The Aurora area South Dearborn High School graduate eleven time Merican in swimming at the University of Texas so that note today. Today. CONGRATS to Katie. Shout Out! Let's take care of some business. Wrapping up the idea we talked earlier now that you've had a couple of days to process, and we talk with Tom Nichols last night to explain how it's played out two years in the minor leagues, watching at the strategy involved what you make of Major League Baseball, going with extra innings starting with a runner on second base for each team we had to Louisville and Jim is on seven hundred wwl W hey jim. Hey lands. How are you? Thank you for calling. Hey I wanted to Bring up three points about the extra inning rule that is be number one. Is that the first time that I saw this whirlwind? Clay is when women's college softball used it. Probably about four to five years ago, so a part of me says well, that was proposed by somebody else so baseball shooting use it, but I think I will like it and let me tell you why. at the we're on a slippery slope that as we. Look, at the end of the year. They're gonNA. Say that the average game time. The reds played seventeen extra inning games. Last year, so that's going to go down from your staff that you gave about it going from forty five per cent ending in the tenth inning to seven seventy three. The average time is going to go down and I think you're gonNA. See Media. Coverage of well, you know this quickens the game you know and this gotTa keep this role so i. think it's here forever. Be Very Interested I. Think I can't wait to see how those who don't like. It now wants it plays out now. I can you imagine what an extra rating show will be like one night where the reds lose extra innings where David Bell may be chooses not to bunt they'll be. The conversations will be endless, but you know what I love baseball conversation so I'll take it. Right, and the last comment I have to say, and you brought up about David Bell and and one are one run for last year. Yes, and your previous caller mentioned Billy Hamilton, but I think we have a better solution, and that's going to be shogo. Either putting him at second base or having him pinch hit. To run. That are slapped up all around to advance the runner. And I think bad. Make cost him some starting at that. Going forward because wow, we really want him and that that tenth inning. Can't can't wait to see plays out a jim thanks buddy. I have a great night yet I mean it's all the the strategy on the fly and you know I was thinking about this earlier when the commissioner I, Major, League, baseball announced today that they'll allow teams to play up to three exhibition games and that. If I I was thinking. Does it serve any purpose? If the reds played a couple to do? You probably wouldn't need to do test runs. I mean you can work on that during spring training anyway scenario, starting in any runner on second I guess maybe from a broadcasting standpoint. Maybe say if we could if we could play an exhibition game spring training game on Monday and Tuesday of the week are season opens then we. It's kind of a test run for the broadcasters what it's going to but then again then you're just you're running the you're using players that you're gonNA use later in the week. When your season does begin so maybe not I. If you missed, Baseball said you can schedule up to three exhibition games. The last week of Spring Training Training. If there's not a team around, you could technically say all right. We are scheduled to open the season versus picketing. The brewers hey, Milwaukee. Do you want to come to Cincinnati at the start of the week? We'll play in an exhibition game on Monday Tuesday maybe Wednesday, and then we'll start our season on Friday the schedule. Major League Baseball, the athletic saying. He's not out yet and now not expected to be out for. I WANNA say it said for another week or so. The players have signed off, but. Now I've lost tweet here is there likely won't be a major league schedule announcement until next week, clubs have to review and also finalize times. I would love to be a fly on the wall of that process of putting together this schedule on the fly up next I saw a story on ESPN this week that compare the quarterback play of every NFL team during the Super Bowl era and then ranked the franchises so. So we're talking about the quarterback play of every TV from nineteen, sixty six back to the Super Bowl to to twenty nineteen, fifty four years of quarterback play, and they ranked the franchise's best to worst. Where do you think they ranked the Bengals quarterback play during that time? I'll give it to you years. We continue on the home of the reds. It's aren't carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W. Seven thirty, eight seven hundred wwl wrol carriers sportstalk. Kelsey Chevrolet Oh. Forget gamble and the house tonight at nine. They'll take you. said. You're Jeff Walker earlier. Of course. It's Thursday nights. Gamble at Vineyard realitycheck nine to midnight. If you we talked earlier, we spent the the first hour of the show. Our topic tonight was reaction to Major. League Baseball's extra innings rule and they're going to start the tenth inning with runner on second base, and used that each inning forward until conclusion. If you want to hear some of the backstory's to that strategy, wise, and how it's played out in the minors, podcast of Tom Nichols voice. The Dayton dragons is available all the interviews on sports. Sports talk to the entire show is available in podcast form individual interviews available in podcast form all at seven hundred wwl wd com on the podcast part and through the iheartradio APP. The podcast always presented by my friends at richterphillips jewelers. In fact, if you go to richterphillips, dot, com slash lance Richter. PHILLIPS DOT COM Slash Lance. You'll get a fifty percent off the on your next purchase Richter and Phillips, jewelers. Thanks guys for your support of the podcast all right? How about I couldn't tell you the last time we had a bengals topic. Until right now. Let's see what we can do with this I like list. And I like things that break narratives. What is the national narrative about the the bengals and about well say their quarterback play. How many times do we hear a leading up to the NFL draft? Joe Burrowed at Monaco Cincinnati quarterback ride yard career ender. They're dead. End Street in Cincinnati. No quarterback wants to go to Cincinnati well ESPN. This week may have been last I of held onto this for a couple of days trying to find a spot for it. ESPN THROUGH THEIR ESPN plus ranked every franchise by quarterback play in the Super Bowl era. Going back to nineteen sixty six season, so it's fifty four years of football. And they looked at the performances turned into the quarterbacks every franchise and they rank them based on overall performance peak performance continuity. They added it altogether. Put it in the computer. Computer spits out rankings one through thirty two. Where do you think the quarterback play specifically, forget the franchise how it's run. How drafted? Playoff, success in fairs, how do you think Bengals quarterbacks rank in the Super Bowl era in terms of performance. Get your answer locked in. Final answer from ESPN. Number. Eight. How about that? Number eight in the Super Bowl era best quarterback Ken Anderson. They go on to write about him. Worst quarterback Achilles Smith. Mentions, it has a best worst a remember. Guys is remember Ryan Fitzpatrick. His second stock was in Cincinnati was four seven and one is a starter. Get A. Did you know stat for each team? They right? Did you know going by these rankings? The bengals have had the best quarterback play among teams without a super bowl title. They had continuity deposition there one. One of two teams to have four different quarterbacks throw for at least one hundred and fifty career touchdowns along with the five time champion cowboys now here's what I find interesting. What I looked at the list first of all I thought WHOA. They've got an eight I. Give them that much credit that I started. Looking at the listen I, said well wait a minute. I'm not so sure they shouldn't be higher. Tell me what you think about this number one on their list. Best quarterback play by franchise over the last fifty four years the Patriots Number One Now? I, get Brady no disputing his greatness. Patriots also had drew bledsoe Steve. Grogan in that time, green. Bay is number two. That's Farve. and. That's a guy named Aaron. Rodgers and that's a guy named burt star. Going all the way back to the first super bowl the cowboys are third. Think of the cowboys, Roger Staubach. Danny White. Tony Romo. Number four on the list the colts. peyton manning. Andrew Luck. A Bert Jones. Boy Don't make me go back. Further Mike Pagel Jeff George Culture Four. The forty niners are five. Montana young Jimmy Garoppolo Jim Druckenmiller. druckenmiller! Or even going back before that would be. wasn't didn't. Do! We. Are they really the forty Montana young have to carry a lot of I mean, wouldn't you? Would you put? Wouldn't you put Montana in young and that group of forty-nine quarterback ahead of the colts at number four? I'm not sure you wouldn't put them ahead of the cowboys at number three. Tell you who I'd put the Bengals head of. They've got Seattle at six. Seattle's had Russell Wilson Dave Craig Jim Zoran Matt Hasselbeck. Who Else Am I thinking? I, mean going back to the seventy S I'm covering Craig Zoran. And Russia. Will I mean the Bengals if you go Kenny Anderson? BOOMER esiason Carson Palmer Andy Dalton Jeff Blake. That group's been better than Craig's born Hasselbeck. Wilson guys like that, haven't they? The Saints Are Seven. I'd put the bengals ahead of the saints. The saints have obviously drew brees, one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Jim, Everett, and Aaron. Brooks and Bobby bare was okay. Peyton Manning Archie Manning. Didn't I mean played on horrifically bad teams Kenny Stabler was okay late in his career with the New Orleans Saints. I'd moved the bengals ahead of the saints moving ahead of Seattle. I think I'd move them to six. The giants are at nine. That's the likes of Eli and Phil Simms and Kerry Collins and Joe Passarge ICK. If. You're wondering the steelers down eleven. Are, the chargers are at ten. That's. Philip Rivers Dan fouts drew brees for a short time. Stan Humphries guys like that steelers already eleven. If you're wondering at the bottom of this list browser at thirty, the buccaneers or at thirty one, the bears are at thirty two bears have had the worst quarterback play in the NFL and the Super Bowl era of the last fifty four years, but let me do this. I'm late for a break. I've got every line open. After the baseball conversation may be a reaction to this list. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight hundred pounds, seven, hundred on at and T. Patriots one Green Bay to Dallas three colts, four forty niners five, seattle, six new, Orleans seven bengals eight. I Beg your initial thought is UC Chris Ed when I ask on twitter. He said Wrangham Twenty-fifth. No, they they write them eight, but I think the case could. Do do a little bit of homework. Look up what I'm not. It's not a demand it just like if you don't look up a, can you really make the case? The saints in Seattle or ranked higher quarterback play for franchise history than the Bengals. And what the NFL told teams they could do starting today. That is we continue to be a little trial balloon for some bengals in the NFL conversation as we continue five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven, hundred, odd at and T.. It's Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by several Leeann seven hundred WWL W. Eight o'clock news time coming in seven minutes seven minutes. It's out carriers sports dog presented by Kelsey. Chevrolet on Lance McAlister everyone unfinished nine tonight trend, a little football conversation in this segment ESPN's insider said what it's called now the the bonus section of you if you subscribe ESPN plus. They had a breakdown of the Super Bowl era going back to sixty six of quarterback play in the NFL, and with great interest I looked to see where they put the bengals franchise because she said nationally that it's a graveyard of quarterbacks. You don't go there. Your quarterback career dies when you go to. Cincinnati Poor Joe Borough you've you've heard all that? From Colin Coward all the way across, and then Lo and behold the ESPN rankings come out, and they say. The bengals, quarterback plays a franchise is ranked number eight all-time. Which is higher than I did not give him that much credit for for looking at it that way, but if you look at the grouping of during the Super Bowl era of Ken Anderson, due to boomer through Carson Palmer and or Jeff Flake Carson Palmer Andy Dalton and look at the Super Bowl to super bowl trips to MVP's I don't have to tell you what they've done. But in comparison to the rest of the league just pulled up the Seattle seahawks. Seattle six. They've got the bengals eight and Seattle six hero. The quarterbacks four Seattle's franchise over the course of time. I season was seventy six. Are Right. Zoran for a a decent chunk, six seven years Dave, Craig decent junk. Don't forget the rick. Maier era John Kitten of for a couple of years. Warren. Moon for two years Hasselbeck for what six or seven years and Russell, Wilson for the last what six or seven years I mean that's that's a decent group. But Kenny boomer Andy Curson Blake. I put the bengals grouping above the Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks. Let me give you one more. Let me give you. and be more precise going through. New Orleans over the years, I did a lot of those off the top of my head by. Let me pull up pro football reference and give you year-by-year Super Bowl era of the New Orleans Saints are eight quarterbacks. You're talking. Let's go. The saints arrived in sixty seven so right at the window. And you've got a bunch of bill. Kilmer, bunch of couple your guys, and then Archie Manning, who struggled big time because the team was horrible in Kenny Stabler for a couple of years into bobby, a bear for three or four or five years Jim Everett for a of years billy. Joe tolliver Heath Shuler Aaron Brooks Jeff. Flake was there for one year. Aaron Brooks drew brees for the last. What ten or eleven years I? Don't see it adding up to be above the bengals. Six I'm not sure what move the forty niners, and I got a lot of questions on twitter. What about Johnny United's for the Colts? Well? Johnny in the Super Bowl era from sixty seven johnny united played from sixty seven to seventy, two with the colts, and he threw twenty four interceptions in touchdowns that was in his heyday that was the back end of his time in in with the colts franchise so i. If you look at the the the Combo effort of Montana you although I guess the argument is the depth, isn't there for what the forty niners from a quarterback standpoint beyond Montana and young I think I'd sought the Bengals in six all right? Here's your NFL news of the day. The NFL is told. That, they can put covering. They can cover the first few rows of seats closest to the players closest to the field, and then of course closest to the players. One for player safety to because there won't be fans allowed that they won't allow that close to the field, but they can cover those seats with tarps and sell advertising. On those tarps reading a piece from Yahoo Sports today, and it says right now. This is a statement from what are the officials who set right now? It's pretty obvious that it's going to go one or two ways, either the NFL says no fans anywhere, or it's case by case based on local and state guidelines in the sense as it's going to be local and. State Guidelines Determined Stadium by stadium. How many fans you're allowed to have in the stadium and there's piece by Yahoo Sports then ask the questions assuming fans are going to be allowed in the stands at some capacity, twenty percent forty percent fifty percent maybe increase throughout the year questions posed to all fans have to socially distance six feet apart if fans live together and arrive in. In a group can those fans sit together without social distancing if clusters of fans are allowed to the clusters have to be six feet apart or do they need more distance. Does everyone have to wear a mask into the stadium? How will concourses escalators and staircases operate while keeping fans socially distance I was talking with Tom Achieve Tom Gamble about this the idea of If you're going to have fans, how in one I think? It was the athletic this week. said one idea being considered is for NFL, Games. You'll be allowed to bring. Food into the stadium because they don't want you getting up out of your seat walking to and standing in concession lines. which I I could see by the way you're allowed to bring food into Paul, Brown Stadium and great American Ballpark, but I could see the idea of hey. Bring in your your food and drinks soft sided cooler. I'm a big subset cooler guy. We don't want you getting up and go, but what about those who need to get up and go to the restrooms? and. This was part of the conversation ahead. Are you going to then x off? Like every other urinal? You can use the first year in the third year and all, but nobody stands in front of the second urinal. You laugh, but that was part of the conversation I've had with with Tom over the last couple of days, and you know what he does with event, planning and organizing stuff like that. It's all the scenarios you start to run through your head and say yeah. What would they do with that? Even down to help for many are in a row say. A row has thirty seats, thirty or forty seats and say. Say you're socially distanced where there's ten or fifteen people in a row may ten or twelve zero, and if you don't want to go to concessions, but you obviously can't make them hold it. You gotTA. Let me go to the restrooms then. Are you walking across people through the aisle or does everybody get out of the aisle and clear out for you to walk through? What do you do from that standpoint? That is two hours in the books. I've got a new topic and we add to the mix. I said last night at the end of the show. I've got the best outgoing I. Love what I do and I get a lot of people who say I love to have your job. I WanNa tie that into a topic, because I, read a piece from the athletic that I've been holding onto a rumor the ESPN show dream job. Do you remember it was kind of like? American idol like star Search Combo dreamed. I want to set that up as a topic in the eight o'clock hour and see what we can do with it. Do we check news carrier? Presented by Kelsey Chevrolet at seven hundred wliw. The. Following takes place between eight PM, and on piano. Let's keep rolling eight hundred eight seven hundred wwl W. This darn health carriers for talk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet Arnelle carriers, your global transportation provider visit our LLC dot. COM and kill Chevrolet Open for sales and service with a new state of the Art Collision Repair Center coming in July I I mentioned at the end of the show. Last night we had A. A blast in the eight o'clock hour with the Cross field memories from fifty years ago last night, the anniversary of the final game, and I mentioned the end of show, and I tweeted this as I walked out, I said it'd be tough to convince me. I don't have the best job gone always said I get paid to talk about the teams I grew up. In this town and I will. Usually. Seems like once a week at least I'll get. Somebody drops me email. I would want either one I would love to have your job or two. I'm interested in getting into radio. What can you tell me about the business? And I thought about this. I have saved a piece from the athletic from like a month ago. I read a lot and I save a lot and I try to find a spot that they work and. Always laugh because I wound up doing what I do because I wasn't. Able to convince my high school baseball coach to keep me on the team. I was cut from high school team at Colonel High School I was joke because I couldn't commit to could play left handed shortstop. But Dave Platt was the baseball coach Carmel High School at the time, and I will never forget him saying to me when he cut me, he said if you aren't gonNA play. Have you thought about broadcasting? and My high school had a student run. Radio Station still does W. H. J. E. at the time, it was the only twenty four hour. High School station in the country, students were on the air from six am to six PM. And then there was an automated system that ran overnight, but during the doing that and I joined the radio staff and I did Kerma. High Schools play by play Baseball Games and football games at basketball games that I was a disc jockey. Newscast and I did everything I. Laugh every time I think of that he could have you talking about changing career path. He could have kept me on the team. maybe used me I. Had I am very little. Speed he could've used me as a as a pinch runner. A defensive replacement I could I could play the piano I was versatile. I could play the outfield. I could play the infield left handed so I. wouldn't we're going to be a third baseman or shortstop? But I always think he could have kept me. I would have been on the end of the bench gotten some scraps at bats, playing time and. Or and I just think of it in terms of how it changed the path of what I did because what it changed. The pack to is what I've been doing since eighteen eighty two when he told me that. I have been broadcasting since nineteen eighty two when he cut me from the baseball team and I joined the radio station. And it is. It's what I wanted to do. I. From listening to two Bob Trumpy on sportstalk Godfather to listen in Marty and Joe I wanted to do radio and listening to trumpy I always said I wanted to last I wanted Pete to last long enough to do play by play of either broadcasting his games or doing the pre-game show with him and I wanted to do sports talk radio. I've told the story before when I was in high school, I wrote out. The prediction for what all of I three guys who ran around with Brent Bauer Bradberry and Gary Ham Bradberry and Gary Hamlin. I wrote out high school. What all of us would be doing like thirty years later? And I gave them copies of it and mine was I would be doing sportstalk in incident. And I've been fortunate to be doing that. Here in since since I've come back to town in in ninety seven, but the original point of all this the piece I read from the athletic was writing about dream job. ESPN ran a show back in two thousand and four for eight weeks on Sunday nights. And it was a reality show a contest, and the winner got a job for a year as a sportscenter anchor. Dream Jets Cadillac a cabinet remember star search, so you've heard of American idol kind of like star search meets American idol with a sports slant to it. The host of the show was Stuart Scott. Tony Kornheiser was on the panel, and they had contestants who aspired to be on TV and be a sports guide sportscenter they had them do different different task. It was stand ups in packages and in sports all the different things and they would be judged. Stuart. Stuart Scott was the judge. Tony Kornheiser was kind of like the the Simon cowl of the panel Lavar. ARRINGTON, remember the NFL linebacker at Penn, state LAVAR ARRINGTON was on the panel Al Jaffee. WHO's ESPN's head of talent? Talent scout was on the panel in each week. They voted somebody out, and it was down to the last. You know who won. The final winner was a guy named Mike Hall. He was a college college senior at the University of Missouri. And he won the GIG. He was an anchor on ESPN I. Think they're offshoot ESPN TWO ESPN news. The deuce I, all of them at that time, they kind of shuffled and Maranh. If I remember correctly Michael is now an anchor on Turner Sports for various sports coverage and a radio host on Sirius Xm. One of the contestants one finalist was Casey Stern. Casey Stern has a a radio show on MLB network radio. Listen to him every afternoon on my drive into the station. He does TV coverage for TBS coverage of the NCAA tournament of the NBA Playoffs and the NFL playoffs. In fact, eight of the twelve contestants from that first season, maybe the first eight of the twelve finalists were in are still working in sports or entertainment. I've come a long way to get to this. Point I've taken too long. My apologies, but my question would be. Assuming you were like me and not good enough to wind up playing professionally. What would be your dream job related to sports? Other than play. Is there something else that you would consider a dream job in the sports world because I am I'm living the dream doing this and having done this since eighty to eighteen thirty thirty eight years for thirty eight years. I've been doing exactly what I wanted to do. And it's radio and TV and it's been related to sports. What would it be for you? Everybody wants to play. Very small percentage can actually play, but is there something else related to sports a field in sports? that. You would have liked to have done or like to do. I've always said if I wasn't doing this I'll give you a couple of antelope, five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven, hundred on at and T. I would love to be a general manager of a baseball team. I'd love to work in a front office I I just I. I run our fantasy league I ran a franchise in the what if sports simulations were you run teams on every level I am just so into the nuts and bolts of running a franchise's general manager from your rookie ball all the way up to the major leagues in Inbetween, and just all of that, not just the numbers, but the the scouting and the drafting and the developing just so right up my alley. If I wasn't doing this I'd want to work in baseball and a front office. I if I wasn't doing that, I'd want to be a scout. I know the scouting game has changed dramatically, and there's a of people who were scouts who services are used anymore, because how the industry has changed, and it's more about it's less about what your I tells you and it's more about what the numbers tell you, but I'd still love to be a scout. I love to be the guy who jumps in a car, and just the assignment is to travel the country from one high school from one town to the next, stopping at the High School Games in the College Games and filing scouting reports about players. I would love that. And I've also always said if I wasn't doing this I would probably be, and those would be much tougher task to accomplish and I'm not saying this would be a a layup, but it would be easier in the pecking order I would love to be involved in media relations, a media relations director for a college, a pro team, a minor league team, and that is somebody who is the liaison between the the players and the media and and coordinating interviews and preparing game notes, and and all of that. That pregame postgame in Game I. Just I I what I love. I love numbers and I love doing notes compiling stuff I would love to work in media. Relations be being a college level, or or even a minor league team. Where are you prepared? The game notes for that game. You're coordinating. The coaches. Interview on various stations are You know coach so and so once he at three o'clock this afternoon show in Des Moines Iowa. Do you WanNa? Do that. You're going to do player interviews. To the TV stations coming out to practice, or which players do you want all right you over here and you over I. I love stuff like that. But that's me. I've also always said when I retire I would like to. Re- retire and off into the sunset of small town where I do the play by play for a minor league. Baseball team I i. don't care what level it is. I just like to be the voice of a it can be lower. It could be rookie ball could be half season. I want to retire to a small town and be the voice of a minor league baseball team. That's probably one of my biggest regrets that I got away from play by play because I play by play in. I did play by play in college. I did play by play in Chicago I did too Paul Basketball Games. I did baseball football basketball, and all all of those stops along the way, and then I just I got away from it. And now we're talking twenty years later. But I always had a passion for about a play that was from listening to Marty and Joe Growing up. What would it be for you? When we come back, maybe grabber a collartoo on that. Playing I think ultimately for most would be the dream. To be the guy who puts on the uniform. Short of that. Is there something else in the sports field? That would have been or would be for you. Couple of calls on that as we continue on this date in reds, history and a whole. How am I going to get everything else on this show tonight? WE'LL TRY. We'll hustle. Aren't carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Eight, twenty four seven hundred wwl wjr carriers sports dog presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Talking about the piece from the athletic about the ESPN show from sixteen years ago, a dream job, it was a competition kind of like star search American idol the. One, the GIG as an anchor on sportscenter for a year, and he's gone on to do other things in the business I was talking about it from the standpoint of if you couldn't play. Pick your sport. What other aspect of what other job in the sports world would be dream job for? You Kevin on twitter says great topic I thought about this a lot. Actually I love to be a sports photographer. It would be amazing to be on the field capturing some of the sports greatest moments right in on the action, even able to hear the sounds of the game. A Kirk takes this level. Sports illustrated swimsuit photographer. Steve on twitter chain. Guys at the NFL game have a great gig. Stand on the sidelines and watch the game I would add this and I don't I wouldn't be good at it. I've just fascinated by the because I don't. I don't play golf so there. There's by, but I always found caddying to be fascinating I. heard it interview. Couple of weeks ago when I when I walk her run every morning I always listened to a sports, talk radio, show or podcast. And I was listening to my friend David Caplan of Chicago and he had the ESPN Gulf analyst there writer and the guy who does the TV packages name is Michael Collins, and I did not know. Michael Collins have been a caddy on tour for years. Listening on my walk that day to him, tell stories of what it's like interacting with players in trying to build up their confidence in how how the dynamic of trying to tell them you don't want that club and yet making sure the final thing he says to them, is you know, knock it in or leaves them with that vote? Even though the caddy ultimately doesn't get the final say, and if he doesn't really believe that's the one his final words have to be, let's get it. Let's do it to give that his golfer confidence and I just. Just, I, it's the most fascinating conversation I've ever heard about caddying in the dynamic in the relationship, you have to build with your Golfer and the understanding you have to have with that Golfer from shot to shot. Hold a whole around the golf course. I, I love the interview and I. Just I love to be able to do that. If I knew enough about I was good enough that Gulf to be able to do it big. Dave and I were talking during the break. day would be I WANNA be chair umpire for for tennis. I made me think of Kramer being a ball boy on Seinfeld. Because I I guess he says you know what I what I said Ballboy Wimbledon, and he said no, and then I thought of Kramer and at the US Open. Being a ballboy Let's go back to the phones. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one and pound, seven, hundred odd at and T.. Let's go here mark. You're on seven hundred WWL, W. Hey, my experience is not unlike yours. Except the different sport I I am the son of a jockey, and I grew up listening to check Anderson who made that legendary call a secretary? Belmont. And and I would love to be able to call array slight chicken. Holy cow you. You know what I have so much respect for those who do it. I don't know how I watched the horse race over the weekend I. Don't I've never understood how any buddy who does that keeps everything straight in is able to see it think and articulated so flawlessly. You are correct. It's. A scale I wish I have. It. It's always blown me away. That's a good way. I'm putting calling a horse race on the list mark. I'm glad you called tonight. Back planting, thank you. Yeah. I'm watching the race on Saturday and. Without fans in the stands of still Kinda Weird, but I've always been I. think how I mean I. Watch it and I can't keep straight in this horses passing this or is going up on the left. He's right. The secretary call you. Go back and let you talk about a call. They'll give each year. chills go back and listen to the call the secretary about what by thirty one lanes, holy cow new Richmond. We go next Tim. You're seven hundred WWL W. Lance. I'm well. Thanks for calling. And my dream job would be to do color, commentary and football or basketball. I, and and unlike you I practice law so I wouldn't want to do the front office jobs. That'd be too much like I already do. But with colored comment. Commentary I've played division three football, and and and and I I've done some color on on some local high school level, and and and and I can see things that are going to happen and so it's just very interesting to me and but I it'd be color. Not play by play because I'm. I'm not as I'm not that quick. Five Chime in and tell people what's going to happen. No question all right. I liked that. Hey, thanks for listening. Thanks for calling tonight. Okay, all right. Let's continue IRA the. Maybe there's a little bit to grab a little bit more. Chad's got one Isaac out one. We'll grab those when we come back Doug on twitter, says a football official at a high school game on Friday night. Man The fall little chill in the air, the leaves of fallen the band here the student section during the cheers they have the the team name spelled out on the chest of the students have taken their shirts on. They're. Gone crazy and you get to be the official during all of the Friday Night Lights, and you're the one on the field, a lot of pressure and a lot of pressure I think of chick. Ludwig. Chicks and official for for what baseball and softball and volleyball and chick. All of that stuff some more of your calls. We'll do on this date in reds history as well before we're done. Thanks for being a part of the show tonight. Arnaud Carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Seven hundred W W is ready for you. Eight thirty seven seven hundred wwl WWL's ardell carrier sportstalk presented by Chelsea Chevrolet Parnell carriers, your global transportation provider visit our C. Dot Com and Kelsey chevrolets open for sales and service with a new state of the art. Collision, REPAIR CENTER COMING IN JULY coming up at nine o'clock gambling Finn your reality check among their guests. I know they're gonNA have Jechorek on talking reds talk a little baseball and more fun nine to midnight here on seven hundred wwl W.. Oh, by the way we'll grab some more calls remember. During the name. God shammgod the Providence Guard back in the nineties. He would've taken providence to the elite eight in Nineteen Ninety, seven. God Sham God is an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks always forty four years old, but here's the reason. Bring this up. He got a basketball shoe that was released last week. Now he's forty. Forty is getting a shoe. It's called the legacy shammgod. It goes for one hundred I. Think it goes for one hundred hundred and ten dollars, but one God shammgod had the one of the the best crossover moves killer crossover, move. Probably better than Allen Iverson and better than Tim Hardaway I, mean killer crab leg break your ankles crossover move, but God's Sham God has a new basketball shoe out. I lost track avoiding. I'm not even sure. I knew he was with the twenty three years later now. He's with the Dallas Mavericks Age Age of Forty Four. The legacy Shammgod was released. It dropped as they say last week it's black and white and red and kind of pays tribute to his high school colors. He was a He was a Harlem Legend He played at Lasalle Academy in the East village and May. May only spent I think he spent one year in the NBA was drafted by the Washington Wizards and he left school early, drafted by the wizards, never did a whole lot in the NBA play just one year, and then went to play in China for a while, eventually went back to school got his degree from Providence, but he's got his own shoe and guide Sham God. What are the great sports names of all time? In a in a paragraph with What like peerless price and Milton, Bradley and world. Be Free Razor shines. Majestic map, remember the remember the basketball player majestic, whose brother played it Virginia. His brother was named scientific map and he played. I want to say at Florida am. There was ben gay the running back. There was I am hip? who was a running back at Nebraska? Where's Dj hide when you need them I think I period m period I am. Hip was a Nebraska running back in the seventies, and there was an x ray hip if I remember correct, how are these names coming back to me? Earlier, because in thinking of that the book, the author road I was thinking of McBride for whatever reason Bake McBride was? A weird name, there were major applewhite. Major applewhite would be one of those cool sports names, although the coolest linebacker, one of the coolest linebacker names of all time would be Michael Stone Breaker. The former Notre Dame linebacker I back to the where where did I start with Oh God Sham God has a new basketball shoe that is out at the age of forty four. He's got his first two, and and he was fun to watch it when he was at Providence, so let's go to the phones and Cell Phone Chad. You're on seven hundred. WWL, W. Hall House here. Where my grandfather he retired from back well, he took a part time job. I can't remember now than I always thought it would be cold. You know to have a shot. You know to be like a horse trying. To force their hand shop to. Imagine like the Friday with you. will say hey. You'RE GONNA. Take Care of this horse and I think you know that would always be something kinda neat to do to see the tried. One and you know the the drive you would have you see when the big races talking about the China's. You. They finally got a chance to raise them as raking if they don't win, I just say Palkot. All get cool job to have. That's a good one because they're so much to developing relationship with the Horse, knowing the nuances, and in what works in training the Horse, and what doesn't work in of reading the Horse, that'd be fascinating. Yeah, because like I said you know here. You got obviously a multi million dollar saying you know invested money. Fortunately, just basic gives them. The Union says here. This is your horry. Him The. You would have it if you were able to finally get there. The the party would have I just think would be. Something needs to deal. god-like at Chad. Have a great night, buddy, thank you, thank you. I'm I'm having all these names now? Run through my head Peekaboo Street. World be free. STUBBY CLAPP. Was An infielder in the cardinals organization a Coco Chris. As an Indians outfielder. Oh! What did I see the story about him earlier today? Remember what the story was the cowboy. Hoc Clinton Dix. There you go. Where did all that start got? Shame got right. Back to the phones. I and I know for Dick. Trickle there you go I'll say Dick trickle before I got to like seven tweets forget Dick trickle cooler odds sports names. There you go umbrella, village, and Icepick you're on seven hundred WWL W. Going on land. You are thanks for calling. What about Darrell Strawberry Darryl strawberry a there. You go so reading. Call was about your. Dream job. so I was a high school athlete like many people I played baseball basketball, but I had some injuries torn icl I had shoulder labor them there and I got those repaired, and I went to Rehab, and I thought why not work on this, and if I'm not gonNA make it big. Why not help the athletes recover from their injuries? Yeah so I took that and started going into physical therapy, and I actually just graduated from program. So that's all congrats I mean I is I. Think of the Scenarios Man the the sense of pride and Karen Accomplishment of of helping somebody. Get back to doing something they wanna do something special athletically. That'd be cool at. That much along what I was thinking, but anyway thanks for the call, thank you. Thanks for checking him I think of that for the guys who come back from major injuries, and to be that person who who develops that sense of wind to push and when to back off and they're you know they're. They're I. Can get more out of you. I need more out of you right now. Maybe the pacing, and just the ability to then see them get back to a point where they accomplished, they were doing before even more so I've got more names flat. I should have done this topic Blue Moon Odom and Vita blue to Oakland, as there was a relief pitcher. I WANNA say for the twins booth matter. And there was a baseball player. Razor shines. Razor shines era. Now here we go. But you're on seven hundred WWL W. Lay it on me. About a cocoa. Chris Coco Crisp. Yes, K. go wrong with that. My dream. Job I love taking pictures. And I. I thought about you know being photographer. For Baseball or football and I just got really get I've for quick when you're. When Tall Stacks was here? I went out on the bridge. there by the reds ballpark. And I took a really cool picture tall stack. And give it away Christmas present. He won't be yeah. What What was really cool In the spring next spring I believe it was my sister calls me. New Phone Book. And I said no, she said well. You need to say it was almost a duplicate of my way or have right. Yeah, it was really yeah. It was coincidence and it was almost like the Standing Zach say spot I was I like I like it, but sports illustrated swimsuit. Travel to a nice places and then. Direct, each of whom age movie change your move your hair, just a little bit. Move your arm right there. You know. Sit up a little bit. Let me let me help. Go to. Night. Thanks for the call, see I'm I'm. I'm taking the the real classy approach. Raise your elbow up here and he goes right to take this off and take that off often. What is going on here? I? Think Pacemaker fired. This Zach says Kirk Herbstreit job says always said he has the perfect job signed me up for Game Day every Saturday morning, and then to get to call one of the biggest games that weekend in college football. Yeah, how about that Gig you get to be involved with? The crowd crowded some college town. That's gone nuts, and you're doing all the college football stuff. And then he jumped on a plane and a lot of cases a lot of cases. He's doing a game. That's not. That that Game Day site, so he's hopping on the plane. Fly into the the next place and doing a game that night for for ABC head down the stretch See what we can do to put the wraps on all this Just thought of another one in honor of God, Shammgod wasn't there. Saint John's God's gift a Chula. There was a basketball player at Saint. John's named God's gift. A Chew I would put on that list. All Jim Kelch with a good one Jim Kelch calling on the hotline. How about that with a little merck? Lemon yellow? I had Mark Lemon Jello is baseball card? He pitched for I want to say the mariners and the Astros, and that would be early to mid eighty S. I bet if I go home. I could find some Merck Lemon jello baseball cards. Mark Jello is going on the list I like that I. don't even know why. How did I. Not make this a topic. I had I, had it right there given to me on a platter with God Sham God's new basketball shoot that's coming out and I completely whiffed on it as a topic eight forty eight sportstalk seven hundred wwl. Down, the stretch nine o'clock news time watch this why this is called a redirect. This will be a pivot and a redirect. In three. To. Want. No. Big Caves taken about being a tennis on fire. Let's go back in time on this date in history. If you ready now go back to nineteen, thirty eight one FRY state collects eight hits in a doubleheader. The reds against the phillies get three hits in the first game five in the second game I I wonder I wonder what the record is for most hits in a doubleheader. Top of my soon to be more than eight, but how about that? Eight? This date, nineteen, sixty nine. George Kover go seven. Wayne granger goes to that combined to hit and shut out the padres at Riverfront Stadium Four to nothing a state nineteen seventy-two. The reds moved into first place in the national. League west with a five four win over the Astros at Riverfront Joe. Morgan homered in the seventh to tie the Game Dennis. Maki doubled in the tenth to win the game. Both of course former Astros. Nineteen Eighty rain night drives in five including a grand slam in the first inning, the reds beat up on the braves fifteen to three at Riverfront stadium. On this date nineteen eighty-four Eddie Milner what he did on yesterday's date, Nineteen eighty-four, he led off the game with a home run two consecutive days. He leads off games with home runs. Reds beat the giants to two one at candlestick. He had done at the day before against the padres. At Riverfront, this date nineteen, eighty-seven, remember, Bill Gullickson. Gullickson ties eight or sets eight modern franchise record, giving up five home runs to the giants, a seven six loss at candlestick, nineteen, eighty-nine, nine on this date, off-field Hamilton County Judge Robert Nagle. On a Sunday session rules. Bart Giamatti prejudged Pete Rose and grants. A fourteen day restraining order blocking the hearing. The commissioner had set for the next day. It would only ultimately delayed the inevitable with one Peter Edward Rose this date, nine, hundred, ninety nine Michael Tucker homers in the fourteenth reds beat the giants, lot of reds, giants games happened on this date in history. They beat them two to one. The game went fourteen lasted four hours and fifteen minutes. The reds with the wind stood fifty five and forty one at this point, two thousand and ten reds beat the Indians ten to three great American ballpark Aaron. Harangue does. The pitching stubs. homers drives in four Scott Rolen homered. The reds moved into first place in the central on this date ten years ago and last, but not least two thousand twelve matt. Lay Toes. Game Four hitter. He beats the brewers at great American three to one Scott. Rowland went. Oh, for four. He struck out all four times all of it happening on this date. In, red sister all right. Enough of that, and now let's get enough of this. Wrap things up in. It's going to Warsaw Iran your seven hundred wwl W. Yeah, y'all. We're talking about names. Remember as a kid, the rich trading might ahead it wrong who they trade four, but again a Kalmyk, but he's given me with cabin. Privilege Julius Caesar Paloma McLeish was. Are you serious was really? Serious that was his given name was Oklahoma that I'm accepting? That is the truth and that is fantastic. I did not know that way. You you you just I remembered as a kid when the ranch traded form, and it was a bad trade. He had some success before, but he ain't he wouldn't. He wasn't that good. I like it. I'm going to I'm going to do some more research on that. I've learned something tonight, Ron? You're the man thank you. Trish all right I've got it written down. You're the man. Thank you and have a nice night way. What was his nickname? His nickname was bus. All the look. Does it was? Like his full I give a name was I'm assuming because. Okay wait a minute. Big Davis confirming this. What what are you looking on? Right now to confirm this? Google okay, do me another favor. Look on baseball reference and see if it's listed there as well I have truly learned something. Tonight all right. I gotTA GET OUTTA here. Tomorrow night on the Oh, by the way I made a bet. I made the bet with my Guy David Kaplan. I forgot to mention this. He's a cubs fan. I'm a reds fan. He's in Chicago were best friends used to work together Chicago. Every year we'd bet food on the reds and cubs baseball reference. Has It that way as well? I'll be damned. I did I did not know that we'd bet food every year on which team will win more game some years we have to spot him wins, or he has to spot me winds. We have made the. The beneficial the Vegas odds have the cubs reds right at the same number of projected wins, so he is betting Chicago food. I'm betting reds food are Cincinnati food? Reds win more games than the cubs. So there goes officially on. He usually sends me a Lou. Malnati's when I win and If he wins, it's Montgomery greater skyline stuff like that. I gotta get out of here. Gamble and Finn Have Jeff Pecoraro Mike. Dirt's George Vogel and more it all begins after the news. It's Arnold carriers sports talk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W.

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6-24-2020 Sports Talk

Lance McAlister

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6-24-2020 Sports Talk

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Now sports talk on seven hundred wwl Jelly. Let's at seven, Oh nine seven hundred wwl W. Arnelle carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on Lance McAlister very pleased. You are here two hours unfold. Blaine things off to Gary Jeff Walker at nine tonight I did six and a half miles on my walk today of show prep I did it with a bounce in my step because. Because I had reds in baseball topics bouncing around in my head, I will lay those out between now and nine o'clock. Let's get to the headlines and we'll go. We start with baseball. More planes in protocols continue to roll out for Major League, baseball today players will report the Spring Training Burke to one week from today Bob Nightingale of USA Today reports the season which. Is set to open July twenty third or twenty four sixty game schedule. The official scheduling announcement expected in the next day or two but Bob Nightingale reporting that on Thursday July twenty third four teams will officially open the major league season. It's safe to believe. That will include the Yankees and the debut in a Yankee uniform of Garrett, Cole, if Major League. Baseball has any sense. One of those games will include Mike Trout on display as well, and then on Friday the twenty fourth, the other twenty six teams will get into action to kick off the twenty twenty season. The reds today signed their fourth. Fourth Round pick out MAC wainwright. He's from the Cleveland area. He had committed to play at Ohio state MLS announces dates and Times today for the start of the MLS's back tournament FC. Cincinnati will face the Columbus crew to kick things off on Saturday. July eleven at ten thirty at night from Orlando, they'll face Atlanta United F C five days later at nine am. For everything else you've missed do this. Go to my blog. You'll find it at seven hundred wwl W dot com on the blog I've got this date for Barry Larkin two thousand and a standing ovation. What performance? What what Barry Larkin's greatest single games of his career? That's on the blog in video form, also a preview of our topic coming up in the eight o'clock hour tonight all right seven. Seven thirty tonight we'll talk with Tom Nichols friend show outstanding voice in the Dayton dragons y well. He has witnessed firsthand the last two years the extra inning. Rule that Major League baseball is going to use this year. Starting with the ten th inning, each team will begin the inning with a runner on second base. How's that GONNA? Look? What's the strategy? Tom has been behind the MIC for that. That playing out over the last two years. In the minor leagues, dragons, he will tell us coming up at seven, thirty, six, eight o'clock hour tonight is the anniversary of the final game at Crossley field I thought it only fitting I like recognizing moments in history, and then getting stories told about those moments if you are within the sound of my voice and have a access to A. A phone the eight o'clock hour I. Think we should probably save a segment for your memories. Recollections stories of Grizzly Field I was never at crooked as too young Don't remember Crosfield which I go back at a time machine and hang out at Crossley. Field I didn't have that chance. If you did tell me a story and memories tales of crosby field on the nursery fifty years ago tonight. They they uprooted home plate, and by helicopter transported it over to what would become riverfront stadium that coming up in the eight o'clock hour tonight, and of course we kept things at eight fifty with on this date in reds history. We begin here. We Are Dick. Williams held a zoom call today with the media. You heard a little bit of him with Thom. Brennaman, and Tommy Thrall in the hour of the reds hot, so let me give you some bullet. Bullet points from that, and that will start us on our way for conversation that will open up the lines He descried the what has taken place as the longest rain delay ever said. We're ready to pull the tarp up of the sixty game season. Dick Williams says it's going to be awesome. It's going to be a sprint. We'll have to see what team gets it right. Sixty players will report to spring training one week from today thirty five of. Reds players will report to great American. Ballpark the other twenty-five will report to Mason and price. Go Park. I have yet to get the press. Go Park, but by all accounts a fat is such a Nice facility. The biggie says let's play our big east tournament. Their the reds will send their other twenty-five to do their work and spring training at presque Oh park Dick Williams, saying the sixty man roster is pretty close to being said there will be a few prospects on the taxi squad for developmental reasons. I wouldn't be surprised to see a nickel. Dolo, the first round pick from last year, and a Jonathan India he has been asked about Spring Training Games said. Possibly and I'm paraphrasing now. Possibly spring training games against opponents, but there would be if they did very few maybe a couple, and they'd be at the back end, maybe the last week of of spring training, but in a I. I if I were a betting man I, am I. Know Spring Training Games against another opponent, though certainly play Inter squad games amongst themselves, but I just can't see them bringing another major league team in or traveling to another major league park going there to play spring. Training Games a Dick Williams said today. He doesn't nobody thinks hopes the reds will open at home. Nothing official yet again. The schedule is expected in the next day or two. When asked about the DA said, we built this team to have a D. H.. We've got hitters. He did say and I find this very interesting. His understanding is that to start the season. They will be without fans. But it will be left up to local jurisdiction based on a state and county leaders to determine. Case by case city by city. If teams have fans, and how many not a standard across the board. Everybody gets this money. It will be based on how the testing is going. The results are going hospitals agents going. How is your city handling it? Well, you get fans. You can have fifty percent capacity your city. You're in some trouble. Okay, NO FANS! That's the thought at this point. In terms of COVID, nineteen testing, no positive test by reds, players know players have indicated they are opting out. That is an option if there are health issues with the player or with family members to opt out to this point, none of the reds knock on wood have tested positive. None of the reds have indicated they are opting out He said to his knowledge right now, no other significant injuries or limitations. Suarez Nixon Zell been progressing well there. They'll participate all-systems-go a Tucker Barnhart was on zoom conference Today and said he is caught a number of bullpens with sunny, gray and Louis, steel and Lucas Sims and Wade, Miley and I believe I. Remember correctly, Tekere, said those bullpen sessions again upwards of around sixty pitches for each guy when we come back. I started playing around with the schedule. It's not out, but we know who they're going to play. We don't know where and win in all of that, but we have an idea. Sixty Games forty in the division twenty against your opposite division in the American League, but started thinking about who that means, they won't be playing and what road trips they won't be making and I think. I will give you when we come back is huge for the rats. Let me open up the lines as well Ding five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big, one pound, seven, hundred, a at and T.. We're up and running on Wednesday night. I appreciate you being a part of the show, join us. It's our L.. Carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl W award to learn more. Seven twenty, four seven hundred wwl, W aren't L. carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey. Chevrolet aren't carriers. Global Transportation Provider visit our C. Dot Com and Kelsey Chevrolet Open for sales and service with a new state of the Art Collision Repair Center coming in July. So we wait for the scheduled to be released. Bob Nightingale has said that twenty six teams will open on the twenty third, and the other four teams will open in two nationally televised. Games, on the twenty four th on on that Friday July. We also know this. We know you will play your division, and you will play your opposite division in the American League, so we know they're gonNA play sixty games. They're gonNA. Play forty those against their division that means ten times against the cubs, cardinals, pirates, brewers. That's forty. The other twenty will come against the American league central. That's the Indians twins, white sox, tigers and royals now. Now that could be play four against each of those teams. That's your twenty. I've also read that your natural rival. In this case the Indians you might play six times, and they take two meetings away from one of those other teams in the division, so in theory, if you get the Indian six times three and three in your only play a wide, say the twins. Let's only the twins two times and be done with it, but I was kind of plotting this out today at my desk of what it means what they're going to get and what they're gonNA miss. Follow me here, based on what the schedule was going to be for twenty twenty They don't play the nationals six times now. That means no Max Scherzer defending World Champ six times. They miss three versus the Yankees. They miss seven verses the dodgers. They came arguably the best team in baseball. That's ten games against the Yankees, dodgers the betting favorites co favorites to win it this year you're. You're missing. You'll miss the braves seven games. You'll miss the raise three times and I think you'll. They'll miss Bryce Harper and the phillies. We're going to be better, not great, but better. Miss them six times. Just some of the things that come to mind right away when you think all right. The reds aren't GonNa play the National League West and they're not gonNA. Play the National League East. And they're not gonNA. Play the American. League east or the American League West. That also means. They won't travel to Toronto. They were GONNA play. The Blue Jays won't have to deal with customs any actually. Nobody knows what exactly. What's going in Toronto right now. The Players Association said today, according to Ken Rosenthal the Blue Jays are asking the Canadian government for permission to play the season in Toronto. If that's not the case, alternate training site right now would be buffalo, so that's in with the reds. Don't worry about. They don't have to worry about. Gordon Toronto or Buffalo is they? Don't play the Blue Jays now this year. They don't have to travel chorus field. They don't have to make a trip west to San Diego. They don't have to make another trip west. That was a double up. They would've played the dodgers in Arizona on one trip out there hit l. a. and then hit. Arizona and they don't have to go back to San Francisco those we're going to be individual trips. Know trip out West. THE FRISCO NO TRIP WEST LA no trip to San Diego, no trip to cores, no trip to Toronto. Now For fairness, they do miss them opportunities to quote clean up because they missed the Marlins don't get to play the MARLINS. They don't get to play the. And they don't get to play. With should be a subpar giants team. Just. Some random thoughts thinking about what the schedule's ultimately get a look like. Let's also consider when you get to play the American league central right now you're playing games against the royals who lost one hundred and three games last year you'll play games against the Tigers who lost one hundred and fourteen games. Last year. You'll play the white sox. Who Lost Eighty nine, but they'll be better this year. The play the twins, who one hundred one games, and the play the Indians who won ninety three, but the Indians are coming back to the pack in rebuilding so that just in a nutshell the observations as we wait for in what order the opponents are GonNa come! What are you gonNA play him in wear. And, we know all the other things. It's kind of like the NFL schedule. We know who they're going to play and we know where they're gonNA play going into schedule night, but we don't know the order. We're GONNA. Find out the order tonight, and we just know I. Mean I think that's that's rather significant. When you can say, let's cross off right now. ENDED UP NY. Let's see fourteen twenty twenty six games, the reds, obviously in the schedule shorter, so you were gonNA play, but that's twenty six games under normal conditions. They would have played the nationals Yankees. Dodgers braves raise that they don't have to play this year. Anybody Chopin's anybody opposed to having to miss the Yankees and dodgers ten times in a season where you've got sixty games to to run from the shoot for a chance to make the playoffs. Bet Online today, the sports service has issued win totals for the two thousand and twenty season for every team in baseball. Sixty Games season. Take a guess. Where would you set the number on? Reds wins the bet over under. What's that sweet spot for? The number of reds wins? I'll give it to you after we check news Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey, Chevrolet and Tom Nichols has win behind the MIC and watch the extra innings man on second to begin the inning. Play out over the last two years. They'll tell us what it's look like and what the strategy has been as we continue on seven hundred WWL W. Seven thirty nine seven hundred wwl wrol carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey. Chevrolet I'm Lance. McAlister. Thanks for tagging along tonight. All right changes coming. It's a it's a whole new ballgame in two thousand twenty I. I've tried to stress to everybody. your minds and and prepare for what's going to be different, because everything's different right now. Including how extra ratings are GonNa, look and Major League, baseball because of the shortened spring training, and because of concerns about in. The last thing baseball wants is extra inning games ago, twelve fourteen, fifteen sixteen eighteen innings that would be a nightmare scenario based on these circumstances, so they are applying what is used and has been used the last couple of years in the Minor Leagues Beginning in the tenth inning of Games. Each team will begin the inning with a runner on second base. And I'm intrigued by that and I thought well. There's there's somebody I know that can tell us about that. Because he has been behind Mike calling those extra inning games runner at second base to begin the tenth inning last couple of years for the Dayton. Dragons and he's called Minor League Baseball for the last thirty two years in the big of all this so I said. Let's get Tom Nichols on the show and Lo and behold. Dairy is Tom. Remember. You emailed me on this very subject about a couple years. You didn't imagine it. Exactly right? Yeah, that's true. I I was struck by something you said in an E. WE traded emails this morning and you. You wanted to point out the advantage with. Maybe people don't realize right away the advantage of being the home team and going second in this scenario explain. There's no question. The home team has an advantage similar to college football overtime situation. They know exactly what they need to. When the game there's no decision to be made there sort of like fourth out in college football, and over time you know if you've you gotTA. Kick the field goal or go for the touchdown I if the opposing team did not score the top of the inning for example, visiting team home team in that case knows all they need to do is play from one running, and and that's it. It's just take a step backwards for fans who aren't as clear on exactly how the the rule the implemented. The pre last battled the previous inning. We'll be the runner at second, so you might get lucky if that guys is a speedy runner or you might have to run for him. If you've got to catch a running and you start the next extending, and you've got smarter on your lineup on second base bunning him over as a tough thing. And so you may have to pinch run there. There's all kinds of strategy involved. We can talk about if you've got time. on both sides, really good lance. I will say this, and I know people have strong opinions on this right now, I I would encourage people to to to give to to wait and see how it plays out because you know I I'm traditional when it comes to baseball anybody I'm old school. I thought it would be a disgrace I didn't know how the stats would reconcile when you start an with a runner on second days, accuracy and I'm now a fan of it I It's kind of like Condensing all of the drama of a game and do a twenty minute segment, and the ironic thing is if you are a traditional like I am. Suppose traditional style of play you ever get to because you go back to sing bitingly. That was GONNA be my exact follow-up is much. Faded from the game. This rule seems like it. It could resurrect the bunt. No question about the minor leagues I would say most of the time the visiting team on the top of the tenth inning place for one run. It's you might say well. That doesn't make a lot of sense. Because the home team is going to have a man on second start the bottom half of the inning. And they're going to be in a position where they can play for one run also, but typically they manages just don't WanNa. Leave themselves in a position where they. have any with nothing, and then you're in trouble, but they have achieved the goal which you mentioned at the top of this interview, which was the Cape The game from going fourteen fifteen innings, which of the Minor Leagues Nap that you had a backup second baseman pitching, and that's what they wanted to avoid. We've had in the minor leagues throughout the entire Minor Leagues about seventy five percent I ended after one extra innings in other words, end at the end of the ten and ninety to ninety five percent have gone no more than two extra innings. Last season for example we played seven extra games. in what is now known as day or ballpark dating, and the first six went ten innings, one extra, and the seven point actually went twelve innings, but as you say. It does result in decisions. Most teams will play for one round of top half and the home. Team's got decisions to make. There's a Lotta strategy. It is fans. I think sort of think along. There's a lot of decisions to make if you're the visiting team for example. Who Do I have in my bullpen? I haven't used yet. Do I have a pitcher down there on top it can come in the game and out puts immediately a jam. If not, you've gotta try to play for multiple runs, you strategies different it also of course depends on who you've got coming up in the batting order. That particular rating do I. I have a contact or who I can get the ball to the right side of Dansk run or if he doesn't get a hit, the intentional walk becomes a factor. You've got first base. Open right away, you walk. That guy set up a force third, and then if they bought you've got an easier out at third base, and if that happens, you're big trouble. Because now you need to pay ship to store the run. Otherwise you go to the bottom half of the inning at all. They need is one run to win the game. It is very dramatic. Every pitch counts. You'll see things that you don't see typically. Again intentional walks you see bonding. You see a attempts to advance a runner. And, it is a very dramatic time of day I. Don't know too many people after they've had a chance to look at it, but it said I really don't like it. most people have that have warmed up to I'll say that. Tom Nichols. Outstanding play by play Voice of the Dayton dragons checking in tonight, talking about his experiences, calling games with the extra rating rule in play that Major League baseball is gonNA use this year. Beginning with the tenth inning this year, each team begins the ending with a runner on second base at Tom. In in general do do you get the sense? The players have grown to like it through two years. Absolutely and farther. Is that quite honestly you've been around players your whole career. You know nobody likes to be out there for five hours. They're raising. So they WANNA. Get the game in the win column and. Get on down the road so I think fans media. And players generally have warmed up to it not that's not unanimous, but for the most part it's something if you wait if you give it a chance I, think you'll find the excitement and strategy of the game. Is, something that there will be refreshing now if your team is not built for small ball kind of game, it's tough to force it. I mean look at the reds lineup. Guys, you have right now. That really you could ask to look something up today. Lance, and thinking about this interview and I looked twenty eighteen season under Brian Cries Jimbo talk read, said twenty one sacrificed bunce by non pitchers say not pitchers because it's going to be. Used you never have a pitcher batting? So they had twenty one sacrifices by non pitchers and twenty and eighteen and twenty nineteen hundred David, Bell, all season. Sacrifice Matz I non pictures one Tucker Barnhart. Jose Iglesias, so, who do you have in the lineup? You'd asked about well. Maybe galves maybe Barnhart. Maybe! That's about it I mean you're not GonNa? Ask Joey Votto layabout down I'm so if you don't have that in your lineup, it's GonNa be hard to force it, but again most teams have tried to play for one run and Sorta hope that your picture can come in. Get A strikeout, which in this situation is critical? strikeouts will kill you if your team you daughter. Daughter dance around her regulations. Your odds of winning suddenly go down. Tell another aspect and you touched on the potential to pinch. Run the speed aspect I know on twitter earlier today, somebody at floated man. This would be great for a billy. Hamilton type guy in your response i. felt was right on. Because really it doesn't happen enough to warrant saving a roster spot for. For that does it I. Don't think so. No, we know how many extra it's. It's not like you can plan and say okay. We know we've got a double header coming on, so we've got to have extra starting pitch. You don't on yesterday. Games are GONNA come, I don't know that you could construct the roster for a player with the intention of having them on. On Your Bench for an extra inning game, and if you've got a guy who's at least an average runner, you WANNA play for one run and he gets the ball down. You should be okay now. You've got that slow lumbering guy. It is very difficult to advance that runner to third base. Especially, if the defense per basement charges, shortstop covers third, it's it's difficult, but. That's part of the strategy involved. You can pinch run and if you've got someone on the bench is going to bring you more speed now. Lance another thing you'll see here I. Know we're about out of time? You will see some things this year that you've never seen in baseball history couple of examples never in baseball history as there'd been a leadoff to hold on, you'll probably see. This year he's. Also never seen a pitcher charged with a loss without allowing a baseliner to reach base, however will happen this year. You get a guy on second you get a GRANDPA to the right side of answers to thirty to sacrifice flies, Guy Scores, games over picture did not allow to reach base got lost in that he could potentially now. This is going out there a little bit. He could take the loss without ever throwing the pitch she comes in. Second. Does a wild pickoff throw to second when it comes around to score games over. He never threw a pitch took loss. You could have you know runner baking two consecutive outs over two different endings. Because, again the last, the last batter of the inning is, on second base. The next. Tom One more aspect of that from a from a scoring standpoint that runner who is placed on second. How does that? How is that scored in your scorebook? Okay, it is, it is an unearned run. If he scores against the pitcher had against the team in my school i. just write F., R. which stands for free runner to show that he's on. Second base. And and fans if they like to, score can come up with their own system I if he scores, it's an honor and rod against the pitcher picture, though does get charged with the law so that that's not a factor much of a factor. I mean how many people in This Day and age we pictures won. Loss records are not a big deal I. I was concerned. The stats would really reconcile right, but they never became a problem, and and and so i. it just comes down to your own feel for what you see and they're going to be some that are. It's going to be as controversy Oh as probably any rule change since the DA. Yes. We'll see how we'll see how it goes. Perfect? This was absolutely perfect one I was looking for. You've explained a lot of stuff tonight. I could do this all night. I always enjoy our conversations and appreciate your time and I hope we can do it again soon. Thanks for having thanks Tom Tom Nichols play by play voice of the Dayton dragons. How good was that? That's a little extra innings one. Oh One. There's some scenarios I'm thinking Oh. That's right. There could be a two run homer to lead off at any a I got a feeling. This is I. I know how this is like diehard old school baseball town baseball. Here I I got a feeling. It's going to be tough for a large number of people to wrap their head around extra innings beginning with a runner on A. H. Is what rapid you're around. Is One thing wrapping your head around or wait a minute what they're sending a runner to second base to begin the inning in the tenth and ending after until conclusion. You got it. It is seven fifty one. We are rolling and I'm way late but. Having a blast Arnaud carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Moving up on eight o'clock on seven hundred wwl w the Tom. Nichols interview will be available in podcast form soon. Stop let me say there's a fallacy here and I get. There's purist and love of the game, and this is not baseball. Nobody likes extra innings. Maybe people don't like when that said nobody. The players don't like extra innings. Nobody in the media likes extra innings. Because if you look you get games ago, thirteen fourteen fifteen innings. What are you consistently see? If you're watching empty stands, people go home. They not the radio. Look at the numbers. The numbers will tell you the longer. The game goes into extra innings. Fewer people are watching and listening, so it serves no purpose, and we haven't even started talking about the risk of injury, and you certainly can't run the risk of injury this year with everything going on, so this is perfect to do it this year I love the note from Jj Cooper from Baseball America compared the two year. It's been in play for two years in the minors the two years prior. Forty five percent of the extra inning games were resolved after one inning only forty five percent of them once they changed the rule. The last two years seventy three percent of the games have been resolved after one inning. That's progress is Tom. Nicol said. I think it was last year. He was quoting last year. Ninety five percent of the Games ended within the first two innings. That's what you're looking for. Jj had a stat of minor league games. The went thirteen innings or more in two, thousand, sixteen and twenty seventeen. There were a hundred and thirty three minor league games that went thirteen innings or more in the last two years five. Five. That's it I love the rule. I extend the role in the future already. When we come back eight o'clock hour, it was fifty years ago tonight. I never had a chance to go to crosby field. Oh, I wish I'd been at feel fifty years ago. Tonight was the final game at crosby field I'm going to tap into the The Reds Fan who experienced crossley field maybe for a segment and open up the lines at five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big, one or pounds, seven hundred on a t and t I would love a segment of storytelling of tales from crosby field, and what it was like they're on the fiftieth anniversary of the final game that after we check news carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred wwl w. The following takes place between eight PM. And Nine PM. Eight. Oh, nine seven hundred wwl! wwl's Arnaud Sports Doc presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. I'm Lance McAlister. Hey, thanks for being here tonight. Talking Baseball can't be that followed reds hot stove take till nine then Gary Jeff Walker from nine to midnight couple of things take care of quickly and then into crosby field fifty years ago, tonight I saw the betting service bet online today place their win totals for every major league team. A dodgers set at thirty eight, and a half to the dodgers go over or under thirty eight and a half to go over. Over that, get him to thirty nine and twenty one for the season they have the cardinals at thirty two, and a half wins the cubs at thirty one, and a half the reds at thirty one, and a half the brewers at thirty, one and a half think about that for a second, the oddsmakers have one game separating the cardinals from the reds, cubs and brewers, and the reds cubs in brewers with the same win total set as the total. Can the reds go to go over? That would be thirty two and twenty eight. That seems doable doesn't. Mean that would be that'd be an eighty six win clip over one hundred sixty two games based on the winning percentage, and that's about the neighborhood. We were thinking at the start of the year I was. I was probably right around eighty, five, eighty, six, I said with some luck a little bit more. I think I'd go over that thirty one and a half I think I would. Let's go to the phones at quickly on the scheduling. Then we'll get into crosby field here in a second spring borough. We go. Hi, Nick Hey land. How you doing I'm well. Thanks for hanging on. What's on your mind? Man I am all fired up. It's like the white smoke come out of the bathroom sitting elected pope. We have this we do. Man I'm so excited. Hey! Two things first of all. I double check your Butler math, and it did serve you correctly. We've got twenty six games that we. Uh, we can avoid some of those heavy. That the reds and. And the other thing I wanted to ask you about What's your? What's your take on the the? D. H. Because I think that that's really going to benefit of all teams. I think that's really going to benefit the reds the scene. Absolutely I think you could make the case. It made benefit the reds more than any team in the national. League How. Many Times do we have a conversation in spring training during sports talk about well. How's David Bill? Going to make it work? He's got too many outfielders well now he's got options in, and not only not just because he's got a lot of guys, he can choose to give guys. You know the day off from playing the field rest their legs a little bit whether it's Joey Votto or a stock has tasked cast the. Options is good in major league baseball right now. At lowly and I really do think that you know you just mentioned the the the. GAP, between the cardinals, red cups and brewers is not much I really think that that played so our favor and winning division. I think they the they're pitching I. Think it'll be interesting is how their bullpen handles this, because obviously the rotation which is lights out won't be able to give them six seven innings every night. It'll be closer to three or four at least early on, so can the bullpen pick up the slack and cover those other innings at least early in the season. I think that'll be key for this team because you know this and everybody's going to be saying very market. You better get off to a fast start. Absolutely thanks for taking my call. I appreciate it. Thank you. Thanks for listening. Thanks for the call. Let's get into what happened fifty years ago tonight. It was the end of Crossley field. As we know it I never got to be field. I've been fascinated by what I've read. The stories I've heard over the years. The videos had watched. I've got a ton of videos on my blog right now. About Crossley field at seven hundred WWL W com, but think of it that stadium over the years in the early days, not called Closley of course, but read redland field of four world series played their two. All Star Games played there a couple of things that jump out to me. Me I. Always Forget that this wasn't supposed to be the anniversary of the final game. Because when the reds ended the sixty nine season, it was assumed riverfront would be ready and their first game nineteen seventy would be at the brand new riverfront stadium, but construction was delayed, so everybody thought September twenty eighth of Nineteen, sixty nine. The reds beat the Astros four to one at final game at Crossley ever and then during the offseason. Wait a minute. They're going to have to play Crossley in the early part of the nineteen seventy season, and they did up until this date, and then it was on a riverfront. What fascinates me? I was talking with my dad about this today and I'm trying to get the visual in my head, but the clubhouse. Were were behind below underneath and behind third base. I guess so long story short. The players when they walked out from the clubhouse to the field, had to basically walk through the stands, and when they left the field after the game. What like like concourse like? We're I guess we're there'd be people. And peanuts and standing in line, and like hey, no, there goes frank. Robinson of is I understand it. They walked through those concourses in the stands to get onto the field and then exit the field. I, love to hear somebody paint a picture of that. Also what stands out to be the fifty eight foot, high massive scoreboard in left field, it took five men to operate. Think about I don't know how many takes to operate Wrigley's scoreboard, but five in the eight foot scoreboard and the clock. There's a seven foot clock long Johns I think is the company Long Jin watches. And Long. It was a long Johns clock that sat on the top of the scoreboard of the seven foot high clock. What else? The I guess there was A. A laundry company or laundry mat laundry service out in left field behind the outfield wall. Aside. If you hit the sign, you WANNA soup. I think it was a blur. Suit is pronounced. S., I e.. L.. E. R. C. sued hit the sign win a similar suit. Wally post just racked up suit after suit I saw I don't know. It was for a season of his career. He had so between. It may have been the same season. He between eleven and sixteen couldn't have been in one season eleven sixteen suits. He won by hitting the sign of a similar suits. Paul Summer Camp. The legendary PA announcer from there and into Riverfront Stadium, the the the iconic. Now batting fourth for Cincinnati. The first baseman number eighteen. Ted Kluszewski. Kozinski the same cadence, the same every batter. That's outstanding. Love stuff like that, so that's why I'm excited. I've got people on. Hold of say. Yeah I got a story about crosby field. Do tails across Lee for a little bit tonight we begin on a cell in your on seven hundred wwl w welcome. Thanks for taking my call I just happen to be dumped back from Lexington. That's couple days Kentucky. Back to my hometown Combo Indian oh go greyhounds. Anyway This'll be hard to comprehend. I just I thought maybe I. I think my dad, said No. A lot of games when I grew up in Hamilton Ohio. Does a Hamiltonian. All the little leaguers on the bus and we went. To your. Experiences. At different times, I went to a ball game with dad. And we were sitting there. And I noticed the must've been grocery store somewhere near the ballpark. You Bet you the players jumping in, but there was a lot of different. Yes, doll, the hall and the Concrete Wall. To get your tickets. Showdown, I WANNA looking hope. Is all the other kids that went to didn't have a ticket. They will look at you the home. Ticket it, but I still WanNa look to the home the law. To see the game. But we got in our seats. True Story Guy in our seats and I noticed it was a lady there. I don't, but you had a child with her. Don't we call? It was anyone else with it, but she had a bag groceries. I thought to myself. What the hell with a bag of groceries must well. You didn't think anything of it. I guess. A couple of times some body were killed by this particular store, and maybe it closed. The ballgame was over. Who knows but I'm telling you what happened. There is a foul ball. Okay, Sal Ball! One bouts landing that grocery bag. And and people were people were diving into that. My goodness, I love it some cornflakes. I mean everybody doing all over the place and. I I was I was young. And she was getting hit him with her purse out of my grocery bag and stuff like that. HAPPENED THAT IS A. Story that is fantastic. I remember the long jeans clock. S. Okay my dad. Was a period of time I'll make this quick I know it's. Time where the ranch we're talking about Again tight for Laki Colorado. And my dad was so excited. Because, you said rocket. Those pop-ups will go out the crosby. I pop out. And that was that was. There was a terrorist only track. Tears and You had to learn how to play that. Defensive on. All these debts but The grocery bag that's beautiful Ed. You're the man I really appreciate you calling tonight. Take, care I WANNA. Talk more about the terrorists I. WanNa talk about the goat. Run I. WanNa Talk About Ronnie Dale I WanNa talk about peanut Jim Shelton I wanna talk about the stories and memories from fifty years ago. Tonight are going back certainly beyond that, but it ended fifty years ago tonight the final game at crosby field, so I thought heck, why not spend a segment or two with tales from your experiences since I, didn't have any at crosby field on Arndale. Carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Eight Twenty six seven hundred wwl w. it's Ardell. Carrier Sports presented by Kelsey Chevrolet we'll do on this date in reds history coming up at eight fifty, but the bigger picture of all that is this topic tales from crosby field because it was fifty years ago tonight, the play, the final game at Chrysler Field I've asking you have offered stories and memories where you could, you could get so close to the players that a young Tom. Harangue could be told off by an angry. Don Drysdale after he hadn't pitched well at a young Tom her and said, can I have your autograph? On I won't tell you what Mr Drysdale said. I think we're not in a safe harbor. I. Don't think there's a harbor safe enough to say those words as Tom. Moran has told that story. It's fantastic story. Let's let's go all while if there's anybody, get into. If you want to know more about the hall of fame, why not stop by the Reds Hall of fame? Let's welcome in a friend of the show and friend from the Reds Hall of fame. That would be my Guy Parry. How are you? Doing Buddy well. What I say Kreisel feel you think of what. Me and the memories across the field for me, but I'm like you. I only I beat you buy one get to go to one game. So, and now here's the setup. Never. You just got done talking about that. They are the players walking grab. Yes, I don't I don't know how my? Parents have ranges, but we had the first box. The field box as each quarter walk past. I'd literally. Friday night, Twi night doubleheader. You talk about painting pictures. They're playing against the giants. Here comes Willie mays. mccovey! And and bonds. But the starting pitcher walks out in its Marshall Holy Long. He was starting that night of the first game now. I'm just said. Of course you know this is. Teen Sixty nine, so it's right before they're coming back. You know this. Is What happens well. First name the Tornado hitter. Spreads are down. To one going into the bottom other night. Marcel still on Mount. BB's. Don't be these by Lee may gets up with a man on. Knox went out. beat. Marshall three to two. How outdoor! Oh. We're going to. We're going into the second. Read the down to two one bottom about the night. Here comes the big bopper. Well a man on. And now the kicker is. He drives one off the wall. Scores overthrow. Lee May scores. I. What I remember most is affected made. The same. And I'm sitting we're watching. Tom Just talking about the back and drysdale down for an autograph. Well. You know I was boldness. Ask anybody at that time. Of course you not I got great autographs. And here come Marshall going pass so you know. I stuck my hand in my book and said. He looked at it goes. Getaway Kit. Again kept walking. Behind him as legally. Signed anything. You Got Buddy. That's a great story. Is Literally walking behind my. That's good. Great peanuts absolutely run the news. Great Hearing Your Voice I hope you're well and hoping see you soon. You got to come and visited. Take care sounds good there. You Go Perry checking in from the Reds Hall of fame more of your store. Everybody's lying. I gotTa Hustle. Am I gonNA get through everybody all these tales from crosby. We should've started as at seven o'clock. It's eight thirty news time. Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl W and he's ready for you. Eight thirty eight seven hundred wwl wrol carriers sports dot presented by Kelsey, Chevrolet, Arnelle carriers, your global transportation provider, visit, RL, dot, com, and Kelsey chevrolets open for sales and service, and they've got a new state of their collision repair center coming in July fifty years ago, tonight reds played their final game at Crossley feel that elitist into a few minutes are on this date in reds history. There's a rather significant moment as well that happened A. A defining moment in a season that happened on this date we'll get to in a few but We're sharing memories of crosby field. I never saw him obviously crosby, but man I remember him on the street corners going opening day, a grown up peanut Jim Shelton for fifty years between the two stadiums, peanut juice shelton stood on the street corner in a Tuxedo and a stove, top Stovepipe, hat, and roasted the peanuts and sold peanuts. For Crossley Riverfront, stadium I going back through some videos that I put on the blog. I saw some slogans for the beer. Get Not Wanna a WHO. I saw rock and roll with you, opole. Member the usher vendors. Burger bear here. Go back to the phones. How `bout. How `bout a here in. Let's here Fred. You're on seven hundred WWL WWL's sportstalk pay. Last a lot I can't believe that it's been sixty years. I know now. I, know you said you never. Got The cross, but here's something that I think you can relate to i. heard you talk about going to the kid glove game with your day? I S now back in the day in the late fifties early sixties, the kickoff game was handled a little differently than it is now I know now they do a series of games that are designated as kid glove games lack back then it was a specific game was actually sort of an exhibition game? And, they would play an American league team, or maybe even maybe even they play their triple a affiliate. In Indians at the time. But. It was great because you know kids should wear your uniforms. And the stands was just full of not whore. That's what it was, but my. My best memory was going to kick off game when they played the Cleveland Indians. And I didn't know much about the American league because. From my baseball cards I used to refer to that as the junior circuit. That was it was. It was a Yankees, and that's all it was. But they came in here and there big guy. What somebody mentioned his name before Karaki Colorado. And they had a pitcher name. Jim Mud can't grant. But then they also had a utility player. find hitter. He was actually in the hunt for the American League Batting Championship, but he didn't get enough at bats up particular here, and that player with Tito Francona yes, and that is Teri Yup Ancona father. And then also I have to. Just you mentioned Ronnie Dale I mean the great ambiance character across like Ronnie Dale on the organ, playing the tunes getting the crowd into a frenzy. Have to give Kudos to him again. You said all summer camp that booming voice. Style. When I think of icon voices of the Cincinnati reds, it's Marty and Joe it's waite, hoyt and it's summer camp, and of course all went on the riverfront for several years, so we heading there but I could go on and on. That's good stuff Fran, thank you very much. Thank. You have a great night. Love Stories like that I've always been fascinated by the terrorists, the incline the slope which they have it at in. In Houston in center field, but if you can imagine instead of the warning track, it was well. It was a sign that you were on the air, but it was grass that extended all the way to the wall, but it elevated at like a Twenty fifteen to twenty degree arc. If you could imagine going back on a ball is an outfit or going back to a regular warning track and feeling the you know. Know the the gravity of the warning track underneath you knowing you're almost to the wall, imagine going back looking up at the ball, and then having to climb up up up an an arch, a fifteen to twenty degrees up the grass towards the wall. That's how that was at at crosby. Feel which just I think. He's one of the coolest things ever incredibly difficult, and as the story goes. Babe Ruth had difficulties with. With that late in his career, and had a game, fell down a couple of times and relate to his realization that his career was over and I think he retired couple of days later after his experience in a regular season game that would have been who the what the Boston braves at what point was. He was with a I don't know I'm sure who babe was with at that at the very end. But just the fact of going back in a ball, and navigating up up the Ark of about angle of fifteen to twenty degrees, or so is just. got a cool. How about Let's see so fooling. We go, Steve. You're seven hundred WWL WWL's. Bother Easter drive a bus for Cincinnati. Yeah? At the last game. WAS BY TO PICK UP PEOPLE COMING OUT. And hit a home. Run down this earlier grain. Somebody hit a home. Run. Hit is fun. It hit the wall. I come back at him. Hit on the bus. He was not allowed to pick that ball up. Way, why Is? Now. This little kid over here. That's good. That's good Ed. Walk. Talking about. I'm about the St by about delusion I. Think I just lost you but Steve. That was a great story. Thank you, thank you for sharing and thank you for calling Let's see what else the the the original Cincinnati. bengals played Crossley in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy seven Roy Rogers Rodeo. Was It crosby field icecapades or at Crosby Code? I left to assume that was in the winter and window. Wilkie political rally was at, Crosby feel back in the day, but man. You want to go back in the day for for something big besides. Crescent Springs Carl Tell me about the Beatles crosby field. Rock and roll dutiful. For taking my call your shining light in this world of negativity. Covert Nineteen from Preston. Springs home the best Margaritas the world. In the sixty I went, and it was rained out the first night, so we came back and they played. I thought Oh. Man is a girl screaming time I. got. Crazy crazy. Guys get out of here alive. And you what happened last? All of sudden done. A LIMO comes out from underneath the stage. They all hop in go to the Center Field Gate. The seventy five. Get on boom the airport. Were on. Their way yeah. Can Rolling was -utiful. You got that Carl? You're the man have a great night. Thank you, thank you for the kind words you stay well as well I keep saying now and now he's got me thinking about. Margaritas at Montoya's because I. Don't know how I've never been to. My Toya's I, was telling my wife the other night. How have we lived here this log? We haven't been to my Toya's. It is next on our list of things to check off. We're going to Montoya's at some point. And I was right. My memory did serve me well Babe Ruth's last team was the Boston braves. And it was a game was forty years old at that time in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty five, and wasn't really good in limited playing time, but I remember. Greg, roads telling this story is part of our reds inside pitch over the years. That Bay bet a really rough day. Field at crosby field stumbled a couple of times I. Don't know if the actually fell down, but stumbled a couple of times, and I want to say was four or five days later. He announced his retirement from Major. League Baseball. How about? Let's see what else here. What else here? How about? let me do this in del. Lehto break we'll, we'll grab calls cleanup What's on the board and on this date and Red Sea stories? We continue our carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl, W. Right time for on this date in reds history, we go back to nineteen twenty four Pixie four outs from a perfect game gives up a run in the eighth and three in the night that loses to the pirates four three at redland field, nineteen fifty giants hit seven home runs reading the reds twelve to two at the Polo grants, eighteen year, old phenom and purse pursell highschool product, Jim Bolger goes in as a defensive replacement for the reds in the ninth inning this date nineteen fifty-six ed. Bailey hits three home runs in the first game of a doubleheader in Brooklyn. He hit twenty eight home runs. RUNS THAT SEASON Nineteen Seventy S. we've been talking about in this hour. Final game across XLII reds beat the giants five to four in front of Twenty, eight thousand and twenty seven fans. They trailed for three, going to the bottom of the eighth johnny. Bench homered off on Mira. Shaw Lee may then homered off on marriage. Reds win the final game at late nineteen ninety. The reds play regularly scheduled Sunday night home game for the first time in history. They beat the dodgers ten to four. It was on ESPN and the country saw Norm Charlton blow through a stop sign at third base and blow up. Mike Socia- the. Dodgers catcher plate I just posted that video on my blog at seven hundred wwl W dot com, the defining moment of that nineteen ninety regular season this day, one, thousand, nine, hundred, the reg brawl, the Astros they beat them nine to six at riverfront, Pete Harnisch pitching for Houston sailed a pitcher behind the head of Reggie Sanders. Dibble brags charged the mound started Abroa- both got suspended astros coach Ed got dibble in a headlock. Nineteen ninety. Eight reds play the white sox in Chicago for the first time ever in the regular season they lose forty two. It was their eleventh straight loss. The Red stood thirty and forty nine the next day. They started a run at winning fifteen of their next sixteen. Then they turn around after that and lost eight in a row. Figure that out this date in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine Ron Vallone. Go Seven Dany grades goes to they. One hit the Astros three nothing in Houston this day two thousand Barry Larkin five for five two homers in a win over the padres. Got A standing ovation curtain. Call that videos on my blog at seven hundred wwl W, dot com, and finally this state, two thousand and seven I forgot junior did this his first time back in Seattle after the trade. He homered twice in his return. He tied, and then passed Mark Maguire for eighth on the all time home run list that was number five, eighty, three in number, five, eighty, four I totally forgot his first time back in Seattle. He hit two home runs in that game. All of that happening on this date busy date in reds history all right back to the phones. We can round it out. We'll go del high and then dent to do it. Ed Welcome sportstalk. Stack you very much for taking my call. You got a great show. Thank you I have a couple of quick story. Yeah, I can just sixties. My body was a ball boy for reds. He got two free tickets for each game. Day Sat special chairs right behind the backstop. Yeah, which was like a classic? That's type thing. They set chairs up there. It was seen that and they set shares there, and I got to go that day, and sitting about fifty feet behind a catcher directly behind the catcher. I got to watch because actually. And I. Forget who won. The game was a double header. I forget which game but was. also. And the sex giants were in town I was watching batting practice willing the crappy at like two or three ball up in the moon Dak. he hit one of the Mandak that. which very rarely happens? Towards, he gets up in the first inning into the Grand Slam home. I went to the last game. I cross the picket stop. ANTEA capital. I played a game. Closley field. In nineteen, sixty, four, the CYO. Championship was played. Causley feel the east against the West I understand several times through the sixties. That's where the game was played. My Team Lost One There though on. The glove and I still have the spine. Feel. I gotta run, but man. Those were great stories. Thank you for calling. Have a great night I could rent it out with one last one. The final word Tim Dent Tim. Tell me a story. Hey, how you doing good. Thank you? Say The game in nineteen seventy was. My Dad took it down and take a bus down. Okay. Rusty stop is a forty A. Like I guess it was like March Thirtieth I. Think it was a Saturday night. rusty stop went got home. Which is unbelievable. The ball. He was dumping around. I got. Because My Dad no way. Yeah, that's a long assume. Roughly five or five game? I probably they're probably maybe four or five times. We went there. and. You know just seeing how from. Then the now I bet oh, that's perfect way to end the show Tim. Thank you for calling for the first time. I was telling you about the fall now. The. Mantle at home with. Everything had on the mail. He came home from work and he'll what happened that Baugh. Immigrants. Cost? DROID is. Good Story to end on, I appreciate you sharing it Tim. Thank you all right. Well I love first time caller was fun. Tell me I. Don't have the best job of the world I didn't get to hear stories about Crossley field on the anniversary of the final game. Let's do it tomorrow night. Six Nine, o'clock I'm going to carve out some time I want reaction to the extra inning rule and I want reaction to the D. H., or that will get. People worked up, will it? We'll do it all tomorrow night. Six to nine hang tight. The news is next followed by Jerry Jeff. Walker he serves up the NIGHTCAP. After the news on our it's been Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl.

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The Silence of the Quarantines

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The Silence of the Quarantines

"Hey folks it's been a while nearly two weeks without a new episode which I hate having a hiatus so I wanted to break the radio silence and talk for so one. Forty one of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcasts as you might know the United States along with the rest of the world is being grind to a halt by this corona virus pandemic and as. You probably already know being sports fans yourselves. Most sports are all sports at this time are cancelled me right now. We're still waiting on if the NBA's GonNa Finish out this season if the NHL will return. Most spring sports have been canceled. I mean the everday. Indiana High School Athletic Association said that since the schools won't be returning to session spring sports will not be happening. Which is a shame for baseball softball track and field and other spring sports? I might be forgetting. There's a tennis that plays forgive. It's boys girls tennis that plays and spring. The ever one place in the fall as you also know collegiate sports grind to a halt name. My entire spring scheduled wiped off and next week Thursday. What have been the home opener? And Season Opener for the twenty twenty Dayton dragons and we already have close to a week of reds baseball under the belt or Indians baseball. If you like Cleveland Baseball mean. Mls season was supposed to be begin what would FC Cincinnati his second year end. Mos be like would Kayla Porter's second year as the manager of the Columbus crew. Would that be like I don't know right now? We're still on a holding pattern. The Ohio High School Athletic Association hasn't quite said that Spring sports are cancelled winter. Sports are completely so no tournaments which is a shame because new Albany made it to the final four for the first time in school history since they got underway early two thousands. I think two thousand three was the birthplace. Burr fear birthplaces new Albany. Of course but you get one site size. A shame I know. Boys basketball was simmering down looking for another boys basketball title. Girls Basketball was just as good. It's it's been tough and it's been tough for yours truly now as you know in this podcast. I don't like talking about myself. Does podcast is about Cincinnati and Dayton sports and always been and always will be but we have no sports going on right now. What is there talk about? I still need to send him my requests for interviews. Yeah I know I haven't done that yet. Made Hack. It took me a while to figure out. What's my future plans? Were for this podcast and I finally did create a new logo and I'm quite happy with it. In fact if you fall along on Social Media Syndey pod or the lead W Maui on twitter or facebook for that matter or instagram. Even you know that I released it last night and this morning I just released a little design kids saying hey. This is why this is a thing. I don't know how many people are going. Actually you know look at it and like. Oh that's cool but there you go. I was happy that I got a new logo for the PODCAST. But it's time to break the radio silence as we enter episode one forty one of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast while come to the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast with Lee w Maolin. This is a weekly podcast dedicated to sports happening. In the Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio region visit the Lee W WWL DOT COM SLASH. Podcast to listen on your favorite platforms like apple podcast. Google podcasts tune. Spotify the iheartradio APP and more follow the host on twitter at the Lee w Malan and the podcast at Syndey pod opening theme is Arpey by Dan Hennig from the Youtube Music Library Collection. Now for your host Lee w Maolin mentions that yes. I know I promised interviews and I will make good on my promise at least one during this pandemic quarantine but for episode one forty one. This is to break the radio silence which nearly lasted two weeks. We'll start off with the new logo like I mentioned. I'm very proud of it. If you remember the old Logo Chat Hollingsworth you my no one from scratching the pitch or just as knowledge of soccer in the area and also the PA announcer for Bell Burke Highschool women soccer. He made that one for me. Free of charge to said smiles. All I need can't thank the man enough. I wanted a new logo because it occurred to me that it still had the old gym on the Queen's Crown. Look to it which is a name that I haven't used in one was last time I used that thirty or so episodes ago. It's been a while now. I made the change of course to have a better name wire people's like oh. I know what to expect since nine Dayton sports Bam so I wanted to logo that represented Cincinnati and Dayton in case. You haven't seen the new logo. It is a black year. The gear is based off the soon to be retired flag of Dayton which has been around since the nineteen fifties I read. Hopefully that's right but yeah I. I still don't like that. A they're changing the flag and be what they're going to change the flag to all three so uninspired mean the best candidate you left off the final. Three I digress. That's not important. The black year is also a nod to the previous logo. That Chad Hollingsworth made for. Remain this gears a little different. It's got thicker teeth. It's a thicker gear. Yeah I don't know names Aguirre's but it's a different gear. It is a black year compared to the previous one which was why gray. So the font it's still the same corona it is white with red shadows because I figured red on black would probably be tough to seep at. Its art in the gear again like I previously had it on Chat Hollingsworth's logo and it says this is nineteen. Sports podcast was lead W Malan. That's what you expect since eight sports with me inside the gear however is stuff. I'm really proud of the waves off. The city of Cincinnati flag are still there although it just occurred to me that the waves are actually blue on the flag is the flag is white and Cincinnati whereas the logo is white waves on blue sky. I don't think a lot of people are going complain about that. But they go. The waves are still there. The Orange Skyline is the skyline of Cincinnati Ohio. Usa and the Green Skyline is the skyline of Dayton Ohio USA and below. Both skylines is a river. Which on the design kit. I said it's the great Miami River just because it starts up at Indian lake near russells point and it flows all the way down to the Ohio River west of Cincinnati in pretty much the gray Miami River flows throughout the coverage area. Which is my next task for my podcast. Kit BELIEVE WWL DOT com slash podcast saying. Hey this is the area I cover. I got the state of Ohio. Map with counties now just knee Indiana and Kentucky's because that's actually one of my goals for the upcoming football season. Should that occur? Knock on wood. Hang on they go that. I want to talk a little bit more about Northern Kentucky sports just because of the fact that they're part of the Cincinnati fabric. I talk about the Northern Kentucky. Norse both university and hockey programs back and I do want to thank head coach. Jamie and tallow for the nice comment saying still listener. Look forward to when you put out new content at that really meant a lot to me. And that's why I'm recording Saturday morning instead of being with family right now. But that's okay. This isn't GonNa take too long because again with no sports happening. So yeah that's basically the breakdown of the logo. It took me a lot longer to think all also the colors in the logo were chosen not randomly. But I had a plan. For that see I made the Dayton skyline green because it represents Wright State University and the Dayton dragons the orange skyline is based on the Cincinnati Bengals FC Cincinnati the red shadowing. I know it's kind of. It's tough to see if you don't have the screen close up to your is. The Red Shattering is UC bearcats. Miami redhawks like cyclones since reds course and it happens to be my favorite color as well. The blue the blue waves and the river are supposed to represent the Dayton Flyers Xavier Musketeers. Use the same color for two former rivals in the eight ten. I'm nasty and the waves. I mentioned are based on the flag of Cincinnati although there reverse store inverted on the actual city flag and the gear courses from the old flag of Dayton although the logo has the black ear and the flag logo and the previous logo were white. So you go like. I mentioned quite proud of that logo and I hope people like it and I like I mentioned. It's something that was brewing in my mind longest time and I finally just sat down and got done so I'm quite proud of it and hopefully you like to you know I'm thanking. Could use a very tiny wright flyer in the logo. But I don't know how I make. I walk in the sky. The color I didn't get used was gold which I would use that for Northern Kentucky. Norse Darva Kentucky You. I mean really. I guess there's not a lot of gold teams and now I know I mentioned the teams that I based the colors on. It's supposed to represent everything and says nineteen area and there are a lot of teams that I cover unfortunately not more playing because of this pandemic quarantine but yeah new logo and pretty soon. I'LL PUT IT UP ON T. Public had to think about which one I use petit public. I'll get the new logo out there and IT'LL BE ON MERCHANDISE. So if you want to buy it the does help me out a cots of your purchases. Do Go back to me. I do make a low commission with t public being a an independent artists. So if you want to buy stuff you can go to the podcast. Kit Lead WWL DOT com slash podcast and pretty soon. I'll have it up on the website. Just go down to ourselves by podcast merchandise. And there you go. You can gear for the Cincinnati Dayton. Sports PODCAST THEIR SHIRTS. Sweatshirts stickers notebooks phone cases the nylon or phone cases though so if you have the right phone than gay. I think pillows are in there too so yeah a brand new logo so I was very happy that got that done now. We shift things aside and I WANNA talk about myself like I mentioned this. Podcast has never really been about me. It's covered my travels as a broadcaster and announcer Shir. But I've always made sure or at least try to make sure that this podcast cover. Cincinnati Dayton sports. 'cause most of the local media is infatuated with just covering Ohio state. And calling it a day so this has been a rough time for me. If I didn't have my fiance or my family. It would be even rougher so I wanNA thank Leslie for being there for me and being my supporter I. It's very rough time for us. I you know it be a lot easier if I knew when everything was going to be starting back up because like I mentioned with Spring completely wiped away no college baseball new call itself ball. There's my income Bam gone poof like that I'm still waiting to hear from unemployment and I'm also waiting to hear about the GIG unemployment. You know if you filed ten ninety nine Mrk like I do so it's been tough and it's been tough to think. What do I want to do with my podcasts? For the future. I've had a notebook had actually have several notebooks around here talking about you know. What do I want to do to grow this podcast? Or what do I want to do to get more listeners of all because my numbers dipped down although apparently that is not just me. That's the world wide phenomenon because of the fact that if you think about it when do you listen to podcasts? Is it mostly when you're going to work well? With of workplaces being deemed non essential. You're not going to work. Are you staying at home so I get that but this has been happening before? The Corona virus had I notice my numbers of dwindled. Down a bit and I know I shouldn't focus just on the numbers but for me till I can find a job in media round here. This is basically me saying. Hey I can do this stuff. I just need someone to say. You're hired get to work so it's been rough. It's been rough on the money aspect. It's been rough on the creative aspect and I want to do interviews. I have the technology and I don't have to spend any money for it now. So that's very nice they. The podcasts headline are hotline set up headline what Am I thinking? The podcast hotline set up. I can use my phone and record it. I just hope the qualities all right. So there we go. I know most interviews base on. Why are you from? What's your career? Like and your favorite moments. Sure I mean. Interviews are interviews. You ask questions but I'm at this block where I'm struggling to find the way to make it unique. You know like make every interview something that people will tune into. So that's why I've been struggling with like I mentioned the creative side of me has just taken a nosedive as well so but hopefully with this new logo that I made healthily the juices start flowing and I can get it to where I'm ready to go. I did have people reach out to me on twitter saying hey you should do this now. Of course I have a billion notifications to sift through. That's not the biggest problem in the world. I know but I do want to say thank you to those. That REACHED OUT BRADY STIFF. Gave me the idea doing a pod talking about my struggles and missing sports and having nothing to talk about. We'll cover that in a little bit later after I'm done with this spiel but yeah Brady stiff. Gave me the idea of? Why don't I just do that? I mean it's something it shows people that I'm not going anywhere. So there you go so I do want thank Brady stiff on twitter. Give Him a follow. I do appreciate it Tony. Peters who's been a guest on this podcast and I was hoping I get him and Steph came back on to talk about you know boys basketball championships but yeah that's not going to happen the championships. I mean there might be a time where Tony South come back on. We talk basketball before the hiatus took place by having no sports is top and there's a lot of people that I fall on twitter that watch you know I don't WanNa say highlights but previous games like last night. I think they showed the was two thousand six rose bowl. Usc in Texas Church. Shame that Vince young and Reggie Bush really didn't have better. Nfl careers but Bush stuck around for awhile. Vince young was you can save ruined by the mediocrity of Jeff Fisher as urinate injury. Puts it but yeah it's tough? I mean brings up some nice points. Early looks into next season reds for when opening day hits one thing. I can say least you. Heinous soirees should be ready to go when the season does start although can I just say five rounds and the MLB draft really five? When you're coming off forty and yes I know that the corona virus pandemic does but five. You realize how many people out there in this great warmer. We Call Earth. Play the sport. It's a universal sport outside soccer and now I'm probably going to get a law. Commerce like no soccer. I like. Hey I'm not calling kickball and I agree. Soccer is the worldwide sport too. But baseball thing about it then about your team for me. It's the Dayton Dragons Cincinnati reds thing. About how many players just think about how big of a melting pot baseball is five rounds and you also have to consider high. School prospects collegiate prospects. That's not going to be enough and we're still. I mean it's kind of went away. Now thanks to the band democ but we're still kind of in this battle of. Hey we're we want to trim forty two teams off the roster and the forty two teams. Like no you suck just like that. See I should now right the fights. Sadly Taylor also mentioned me doing play by play of home videos that people send me people in some videos thing though so and I've done my best to not do play by play interning The quarantine because I know if I did that my fiance would just run away for me in a heartbeat. So but yeah so I do think the people that reached out to me and like I said it's tough. My depression has definitely been there. And there's sometimes I feel like there's no one to talk to about this and then I realized there are people out there so thank you I do want to mention. This is a little pat on my shoulders. I mentioned there's a lot of things going on social media like what's the ten things you hate that everyone likes and of course I know people well able to play Ohio state because Lee gated. Yeah just like that. That's what they sound like. There was one about hockey named the four people that are responsible for you being the person today. I mentioned to broadcasters JD. Sabato and Kevin O. Boil formerly of the Dayton bombers gems. Two Point Zero respectively jared arousal rich. Who is the head coach of the Dayton demons and I always felt like I was glad he never screen his when guys name wrong. It's a tough last name. Also he's now a junior hockey head coach and his team. I think was bound for the championship or something like that. The Fresno monsters so it's great to see him doing work outside the F. H. L. I'm very happy for Trevor. Imagine him and my fourth one was the broadcaster of the Winnipeg jets. The radio play by play man. Paul Evans Paul tweet out. So many thanks for the flattering comment. Our thanks for the flattering compliment. I know how to read. I truly appreciate the acknowledgement to better hockey. Season's having cut short but the game where we turn safe healthy and supplied and please keep in touch a classy guy and I love listening. Damn call jets games mean just the way his style and everything. I learned a lot from him because he's able to stay on top the game. I have people that come up to me. Like how do you keep track of all this and I'm like Nothing special I have this. Roster sheets numeric order so and it also helps them. I've seen the team a too. I know all of you already. I've seen you last four years but I I do have to say I was very lucky. I got my hockey season then and I did get a little taste of college baseball. This year. Had A three game homestand with the Dayton flyers and one home. Game where the rights they raiders and all four turned out to be wins. So that's probably going to be my best winning percentage as PA announcer. Because you know that's a thing that's you know. It's not the teams that win. It's the PA announces that went. Of course that sarcasm. By the way case didn't catch that but yeah the radio play-by-play voice the Winnipeg jets tweeted me and that was really cool like I mentioned. I learned a lot from when I get to listen to them when the jets are playing. Of course the problem is no one's playing right now as you already know so. Yeah I do. Go back to Brady stiffs comment and I want to close out episode. One forty one with this missing sports and having nothing to talk about this podcast for me is always been away. Say Hey local radio I can do sports talk. It's about time you hire me and not. Just throw my resume in the trash. It's something I've always wanted to do. And it's something that I finally accomplished in two thousand seventeen after saying. Why aren't I doing this having no sports? You know I'll be honest. I can live of it. It's just having no income. That's killing me. Granted you know this podcast episodes probably going to be the least entertaining because I'm talking about struggles and struggling and everything but at the same time you know. It's it's been tough. I haven't been in my car nearly enough to listen to local sports radio. I did get to listen a little bit tomorrow. Slammers last and that was the last episode. I got to listen to. I tell you Mark Schlemmer Greg. Guy and well deserved all the respect he got from. Let's see I think Jack poll was there my cart saw how McCoy who else was there. I know there's a ton of people there. It was great to see all the love for him and hopefully one day. I'll get a sliver of that and I'm not doing it for fame or money. I'm not doing any of that you know. Just see the the love that people have for our was really cool and I hope he's doing okay. I need to reach out to him and see if he's doing well in this quarantine although he probably has he's probably watching sports which you think. I don't know I was about so you think with no new sports that the station would struggle in you know they. They are to some extent but I think of how many sports and how many crucial games have been you know broadcasts and Archive. You can pull those up like imagine. Usc taxes in the Rose Bowl from set fourteen years ago. Now Oh God I'm old. Maybe I can find my USC shirt. I bought from Stephen Berries. That's a story missed to Stephen Berries. In case you don't know what that store was of it very collegiate close and why say very cheap. I mean by price tag and quality because I I don't know how long Sleeve Cincinnati bearcats shirts lasted this long but it's starting to rip and it's yeah. I've getting some fat from my school. I love my favorite shirt. And it's still one of my favorite shirts by Cam to anymore because you know I'm adult but yeah cheap clothes and a lot of my sports closed there and they ran into bankruptcy and then everything shattered so there you go at one point. Stephen Berries had a two story store in these since nine Mil Slash Force Fair Mall and it was a great store and then I think they've roped off the top floor. It's where elder Beerman used to be. If you know back in the day and yeah used to be one more books a million used to be in Washington Township There Miami Valley Centre Mall and pick while had a Stephen Berries. I think don't think right state had one nearby but I'm talking about Stephen Berries. It's supposed to be talking about how having no sports effect to me. I mean I could talk about random things in this pod and really could but I don't want to because you know I don't want lose the listenership I do have so I think we'll be alright. I'm no doctor. I'm no expert. I'm not trying to tell you how to live your life or anything but please please. Don't ruin it for the rest of us. I see all these reports of all well. All the beaches in Florida have spring breakers in fact atom bomb on twitter mentioned the fact that one of those kids are interviewed saying if I gave Corona Virus Corona virus. I just WanNa have my spring break from Milford. I'm sorry Milford. Yeah and that I shared the Gif of think. That's Chandler. Slamming his head in test. It's just like this is my feeling on. That is like right but practice social distancing. Stay Safe Wash your hands. Twenty seconds of a song. I know everyone's done that. I haven't mentioned the fact that I feel like more and more people opening tick tock accounts this might be the. You know suspicious item. But I'm not going to open one. I love social media in fact twitter facebook instagram. That's the main three that I used. I don't WanNA open opening tick tock account. I don't know if it's true that's ran by the Chinese government is probably not. I don't know but you know you're right. South this is turning in to protect your rights. Podcast now I now for my next announcement on this podcast now. I'm not doing that but it's been. It's been tough having no sports and it's been tough not talking about sports. I mean I should be in the middle of saying Hey Dayton Flyer baseball and right stay raider baseball. They're kicking in their conferences and Sinclair baseball strong. Showing as always you know. One of the top ranked five fifth fifth in the country. Yeah Sinclair Baseball's and one of the reasons why Steve did a minute. Great head coach. Just hope they get. That ballpark built right by Sinclair. So that you know. They don't have the travelers Xenia for that. But then there's still that issue of what you're going to do about softball softball styles travel to Xenia unless you can make a baseball softball facility. I don't know how that work and no not just cheap plastic fences that go around like. Hey there you go but yeah having. No sports is tough seeing that we won't Crown State titles in Ice Hockey basketball. That's tough wrestling. I think we were going to get ready for the individual state. Titles that's off the sea. It's I mean Indiana. I forget what it was like one of sixteen states of canceled their entire winter seasons now and I hope high. Oh doesn't although to be fair. Most my high school ball would have been at day. Air Credit Union ballpark or day L. Day Air Ballpark. Which by the way. Some Nice News Day Air Ballpark. The new signs are going up and in fact Dayton dragons share then social media and they look Nice. It is weird to see. The Directional signs are green arrows on black sign. Because normally you're Iowa signs are white with Black Arrow now like anyone's GonNa really point that out but the color scheme is blue and green. I figured they stay well baby. I don't know I don't know but the new signs are going up and the new logos should be up. Are already up at Deir ballpark. For the first pitch of the shorten twenty twenty dragon season still not a big fan of five rounds and only five rounds in the MLB. Jeff I get. Why but five make it ten. It's like a mentioned. There's a lot of people out there that want to belong in the sport professionally and I don't know I will say I am looking forward to seeing the new logos and everything I just I. I like I again. I mentioned the unknown is the biggest thing that scares me. I if I knew what day go back to work. That would make me happy as of right now summer. Collegiate baseball in the area is not pushed back but that stay at home. Order issued by Governor Dewine his now to May I if it's pushed to June first. That means it's going to be pushed back and summer. Collegiate ball only laughs about two months in the Great Lakes. It's two months to finish from first pitch to hoisting the trophy. Was THE PROSPECT LEAGUE STARTS LATE. May and goes to mid August. There's also been talk about. Will this affect high school football? Because you know that's the big thing in Ohio there's there is. I certainly hope not because I'm hoping to be back with. Espn media and now play by play high school. Football is great to get back out there and hopefully black this year. I will be there for all ten weeks and plus playoffs. So I'm I'm hoping fall. Sports won't be touched. Because I think right now I really would like sports come back but I understand. We're under something that the world hasn't seen says the Spanish flu back. What was it eighteen. Eighteen something like that back in the day in our lifetime haven't experienced anything like this and it's very scary but I think we'll get through it and I know we'll be okay after it will be back to normal. I can't answer that one. There's some articles. I read that the first domino the fall. Thanks to the in nineteen quarantine. Logan's roadhouse apparently the company that runs it has given pink slips to all the employees. So no more. Logan's roadhouse which is sad. Who doesn't like a good steak? Well I know who but you get the point and I think they'll do it for episode one forty one holy cow. It's went thirty some minutes and I thought it was only going to take me about twenty. Of course it didn't help that. I got off track and this is why I have outlined saying this is what I'm talking about in sports but with no sports to talk about I wanted to break the radio silence and hopefully next week we will get some interviews up for the podcast. Just have to ask the people if they're available and get it set up and it'll be uploaded so definitely look forward to that. S- I'm not going anywhere. The podcast isn't going anywhere. And why thank you for staying put in being a listener and be nay supporter? Oh there is one thing I want to ask. I haven't quite done it on twitter yet. If I did make a patriotic account or anything like that where you give me a little money and I don't give something in return park as wise. Get your money out of the gutter. But if I did start a patriarch type thing a would you? Would you be interested in donating some money to me and be? What would you like? I love that because really I see people with Patriot accounts run. Podcast works all right but I don't know I don't know why would offer for that but it's something that I wanted to ask. I get around to a next week on twitter. Sunday pod and then re tweeted at the lead W. Mellon so many more people will see it but answer truthfully if not that's okay that's fine. I'm just trying to gauge interest so I think Dasan just froze. That was nice. I think would do it. That's up so one forty one in the books and next week. Hopefully a couple of interview episodes will be up. If you have any ideas for the PODCASTS. Hit Up twitter facebook Syndey Pot or the League W Allen. I checked both and that will do it. Thanks for listening. Everyone and we'll talk to you again hopefully next week. Thank you for listening to another episode of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast with Lee w Maolin to subscribe to the podcast. Please visit the Lee. W DOT com slash podcast from there. You can choose your favorite platform such as apple podcast. Google podcast tune in spotify the iheartradio APP and many more interact with the podcast and hosts on twitter at the League W Malan and at Syndey pod like the facebook page the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast and download the free flick jet APP then search for the local Sunday sports group to submit your future. Mallon's mail back questions. The closing theme is lights. Go down by Dan. Hennig provided by the Youtube Music Library Collection. This is Lee w Malan and I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast. Please join me again next week on the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast.

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Sports Talk 6-2-2020

Lance McAlister

1:35:23 hr | 3 months ago

Sports Talk 6-2-2020

"This is the RN. L. Carriers Sports Talk. Presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Sports, talk is brought to you by eighty door and window, and they sell the best end service the rest Trilogy Medical Services Trilogy Hss Dot Com Furniture Fair for style and flair. Grotto's Greco's is the fun food company Delta Dental. We do dental better delta. Oh Dot Com backslid tractor, helping you grow Your Business Julius. HOW ASPHALT! Your satisfaction is their top priority skyline chili feeling good. It's skyline time Robert Jones. Jones plumbing home of the world's friendliest plumbers one hour, heating and cooling comfort is just at call away. Cincinnati Ba wishes to thank all of its healthcare. Heroes for caring for our nation's Heroes Kelsey Chevrolet in Lawrenceburg Indiana from our family to your fam-. Papa John's pizza now. Offering no contact delivery go papa John's DOT COM, and by RL, carriers your global transportation provider visit us at our LLC DOT com. Now sports talk on seven hundred WWL W. EHRLICH's do this six Oh nine seven hundred wwl w. this is sportstalk lights. callister very happy. You found your way here. Hang out for a while. We'll have some fun. Kick right a couple of topics Tom Nichols returns at seven eight tonight with tales from the minor leagues and a couple of topics to set up between now nine o'clock then it'll be geared jeff time he'll serve. Serve up the NIGHTCAP. What do you say I serve up the headlines? Then we'll go. We start with baseball nothing new on the negotiating front between the owners and the players. The red should be in Pittsburgh opening up a two game series versus the pirates. It would have been regular season game number sixty one of the regular season by the White College. Baseball Not Bowling Green Baseball. Baseball is back the school announcing today that after alumni donors committed to one point five million dollars in donations over the next three years. The university has decided to reinstate the baseball program about two weeks after they decided to eliminate the Baseball Program Basketball Node Former Louisville all American in Washington Bullets, player and coach Wes unseld died this morning at the age of seventy four a hall. Hall of Famer unsettled was part of the franchise only NBA title in seventy eight. He was an MVP and rookie of the year in his first season the league he was also a finals MVP. NFL note we are exactly one hundred days one hundred days from the start, the scheduled start of the NFL season, the Houston Texans and Kansas City chiefs on September tenth at Arrowhead Stadium. By the way the NFL, announcing today that teams must stay at their facilities for training camp this year they don't want teams moving to a facility, they'll have to worry about cleaning, and and and all that would be involved with the travel ten teams a year ago in the NFL, took their training camps away from their hometown facility If only this had happened a year ago, the bengals would have practiced in Dayton in AJ Greenwood. Greenwood have gotten hurt the NFL of NFL making that announcement today it is hoped the NFL will be able to allow coaches to return to facilities later in the week soccer note, according to ESPN, major league soccer and the MLS Players Association appear to be heading towards an agreement on a economic concessions for twenty twenty, as well as a revised collective bargaining agreement, the deal will also pave the way for teams to take part in a tournament. Tournament in Orlando that will mark the League's return to play the united. States Tennis Association Considering Tournament Double Header in New York to salvage two of the biggest events in American tennis. That's according to new. York Times today under the proposal, which is being considered for the men's and women's tours. The US, Ta would move the Western and southern open from its location in Mason to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York according to. To The Times the Western southern open would keep it slot on the calendar, August seventeen to through the twenty third and lead into the US Open scheduled for August thirty first through September, the thirteenth doing so would allow all players particularly foreign players to be placed in one location for both tournaments, Shannon Russell Athletic, reports today. Western southern told her no decision on the tournament has been made. One is expected. One decision expected by mid June. Those are your headlines for everything else do this. Check out my blog at seven hundred wwl w calm. The blog has reds. It has bengals it at his interviews in podcast form of all the stuff we do. It's all in one spot for you. Check it out at seven hundred wwl W DOT com. Let's begin here where I read a piece. was last week and printed it out because I. thought it was something we could do a little brainstorming on. Since. You are the one ultimately who will be watching and listening the headline in USA Today read. Get ready to watch and here sports in an entirely different way. And the opening paragraph in that story from USA said Leagues in College Conferences along with their TV. Partners are grappling with three main components right now. One. How to compensate for Empty Arenas and stadiums, at least the possibility of empty stadiums and arenas to fan, engagement and three player and coach audio. And the piece pointed out. There are also considering. Everything from how many production people will be needed on location? How many camera angles will be used whether announcers will call games on site or from an offsite studio, which is happening more was happening more and more billion sports before cove nineteen. The League it says the League and networks have not pin pinpointed pinpointed. Relate how it's GONNA look how it's GonNa Sound as they explore these ideas. The viewing experience it's believed will will likely evolve as more games are played as some ideas work. Some ideas fail. Okay. That was pretty good. Okay, we can't keep doing a broadcast that way and then new ideas will be introduced. That's why I think this is right up our alley for this and the third point and the piece was now was an excellent time to experiment with new emerging technologies. One of the points was. was made back in the NFL draft as as different as it was as challenging as it was. One of the cool things to come out of the NFL draft was held the setup with coaches and general managers at their homes, how the setup Kinda revealed a more a more human side, and let fans even with the players in their families at their homes, instead of the GLITZ and the Glamour, and the the Nice suits and the cameras flashing as they walked onto the stage from the green. Room That kind of worked because there was a human element of look look at Bill Belichick at his home, his dining room. His dog at one point was sitting on the on the on the chair. His draft war room, and so it is let executives already to think all right. There's other things we can do here. And if in fact, there are going to be empty stadiums and arenas. We really have to consider how we're going to present the package that the game so that's where I think we can kinda kick around some ideas. Let's do a little brainstorming here if the idea is. The experiments that networks are now considering in fact I'll give you one. How about this one? Fred good. Ellie is the executive producer of Sunday night football on NBC longtime decades as an executive producer for NFL Games. And it was pointed out in a piece in the athletic that night. NFL Games could present a unique opportunity. And Delhi said he is considering asking the League. To darken the seats. So, only the field. Is Illuminated. Creating a theater style setting. Rather than all lights in an empty stadium if that's what it becomes a theater style setting. For Nfl Sunday night football. He talked about in the piece, the concept being kicked around of crowd noise, and whether it will be pumped in. Even he admitted. The reality is if the NFL tells us the broadcast partners they want crowd noise pumped in. We will pump in crowd noise. But. That's just one of the many aspects of all of this that I that I think we can maybe all grab a blank sheet of paper and grab my pen. We can start jotting down some ideas, because ultimately it's about you. Because you're going to be watching the games, you're going to be listening to the Games and it's going to be a different experience potentially. Give me something. You'd like to see them experiment with. GimMe something worth trying even if it fails maybe a different view, a different sound, a different experience. I'll give you one I thought of today as we continue, and I'll give you a phone line, heck. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven hundred on a t and T it's carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl wliw. Six twenty five seven hundred wwl W.. R. Carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet all right. I'll give you an idea. Now Follow me here. Don't yell at me. I think big Dave. The Sheriff would love this idea we'll. Here's an idea that came to me and I'm kicking around ideas. The last couple of days I compiled all these different stories and articles in quotes about how things might look differently how they will be presented differently from a listening standpoint and a viewing standpoint and I thought well. Let's just play it out if major league. Baseball doesn't have fans in the stands at least early. And you heard in the you heard me in that piece from USA. Today. There's there's not a it's not a given that broadcast teams will travel to road games. That they may do games from studios. That that's becoming more common exports. Any wife. What if? You ready for this. What if? Say! There's no fans in the stands, or if Tommy Thrall and brand, they don't go on the road broadcast. What if Tommy thraw and Jeff Brantley. Called Reds Games. From the holy grail banks. Hang on. You take the stage where we've done bengals line, and they do everything you take that stage. You move it off that wall back towards the door. You. Set Up Tommy and Jeff. You've got all the TV's at the holy grail. You're obviously going to have to socially distance. You're crowd in the holy grail. But you make. You make an effort to connect with the Reds Community Fund and you say. Ten dollar cover ten dollars. Each ten dollar contribution goes to the reds. Community, Fund, and we want you to be a part of our air quotes here, our studio audience. To. Watch. The reds game up on all the big screens. Well Tommy and Jeff Broadcast the game. I think you'd get behind that I. Think the sheriff. Big Day would get behind that I think Tommy and Jeff would get behind that imagine the difference between in an Empty Stadium, broadcasting, a baseball game, or not going on the road to Broadcast Games and instead sitting I don't know. Maybe sitting this studio and and watch it off the monitors in call it instead of that. Put Him at the Holy Grail. Each homey each game whether it's a homer road game under these circumstances, you would sell tickets for the crap. Imagine the crowd interaction in and around Tommy and Jeff is they react to a Suarez homerun. Nick cast the Homerun. A diving stop in they would be raised up on that platform that stage, basically in the middle, pulled off the wall where it is right now in the middle of the holy grail like surround sound fans. Calling the reds game? The reds are on the radio. Live from the holy grail banks Thom Brennaman and Jeff Brantley call reds baseball surrounded by socially distance reds, fans. Who are they're eating and drinking consuming? Their beverage of choice and reacted. We talked earlier. What what what's going to be? The biggest thing without fans well man. What's the reaction going to be? They'll be no reaction on that triple on that relay. Play on that initial ball off the bat. We you rise up out of your seat. Does that have enough to the strategy that pitching change boo. Imagine the Cornucopia of Fan Reaction Milling in and around Thom Brennaman and Tommy, thrall and Jeff Brantley raised up on a stage, looking down to a socially distance crowd of specifically reds fans because they've made their ten dollar contribution to the Reds Community Fund in her join the food presented by the holy grail banks. I said this was a brainstorming session and I. think that's a damn good idea. A your calls as we continue I've got one two three, four five lines open, five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand I would be in I. Would I would do the inside pitch from here and I would instead of going to the stadium I would go to the holy grail I give them ten dollars. I'd say hey, tell him I told Charley Frank. Charlie Franks. Hello, and let's do this. Can you. Can You Tummy Thrall and Jeff Brantley walking into the place. Crowd goes nuts. Put on the headphones, good afternoon, everyone and welcome to reds baseball tonight from the holy grail banks. We Watch with you and call the game and you are the crowd reaction. Your reaction as we continue. Do we check news? Arnaud Carrier Sports talk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred wliw. Kids today. Six thirty, seven seven hundred wwl wrol carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet Arnelle Carriers Global Transportation Provider visit our LLC dot, com and Kelsey Chevrolet Open for sales and service with a new state of the Art Collision Repair Center coming in July. I watched a youtube conversation between Deshaun, Jackson, the wide receiver, the eagles and Lane Johnson who was an offensive tackle and they talked about? If the NFL has to play some games in empty stadiums, what their idea would be in that would be to in their words Mike, up everybody. Lane Johnson said so that fans watching at home can get an idea of what football really sounds like. Jackson said Yeah. It's GonNa. Get crazy I think they should. They should give the fans the inside to really see what goes on between the white lines. It gets crazy said. I know in the trenches. It gets crazy and I know out there on the outside. It gets crazy to with the conversations we go back and forth on. That's the kind of the backdrop to what our conversation is tonight USA, USA Today pointing out. To get ready to watch here, sports in an entirely different way, and the challenge for the networks right now is to figure out exactly what to do. How what what Detri-? Understanding that some things they try, we'll work some things they try will work the. They'll keep them, but it's going to be about changing the the broadcast dynamic to to create more of a well in the case of no fans in the stands more of a connection for the fans with the game. I mentioned the draft night. Fred Goodell, the executive producer of Sunday night football, said the USA Today I'd be shocked if something really good doesn't come out of all this. This for broadcasting in general you said just like draft night. Something great came out of that. I think you're going to see that because that. Because everybody now has an opportunity to change the template a little bit. We saw coaches and general managers as everyday people with their kids running around while they were trying to do their work, there was a relation there between the fans and those people that never existed before because we're all doing the same thing right now. What can you add to our brainstorming session? No ideas too crazy. I kind of like what Geli said about asking the NFL on Sunday night football. I assume that would also be employed for Monday night football to darken the seats so only the field is illuminated to present it in a theater typesetting as we watch on TV, let's go to the phones. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one and pound, seven, hundred at and T. Lawrence. You're on seven hundred. WWL W. Hey good evening all right. You GotTa hang with me on this idea to. Hung with you all right all right ready I so obviously revert no fans in the seats if Any sport, but instead of no fans in the. One Fan in the for each side all right and they're pretty much treated like the king. They get a raffle an online on that teams. What site one? And the for a bucket piece. We have four one Stanford one team on. The field and one fan for the other team on the other end it would be amazing. It'd be hilarious to. Who Looks Okay one you're going to have to. You're going to have to get the lead to allow anybody into the stadium to isn't going to be more of a I is going to generate interest. Verses generate the mocking of the poor individual. WHO's sitting all by himself? Well, that's I. Think you signing up for either one, so you know? And then there's people that they might dump you know twenty, thirty, forty, grand as an opportunity to be the only person on that side to be on TV. The only fan route with their team. Whatever else that they would want to do I'm GonNa? Mark it down on the list. Lawrence. Thanks for the call I. Have Every line open beyond that Fred Good Les John Madden for advice on this I'm John Madden the John Madden. and. He asked him how. How would you handle these games if they're played in front of no fans? And the the conventional wisdom that that is being debated is piped artificial noise during the broadcast. You know what John? Madden said he said one don't do that. Don't pump in crowd noise. And, he made a point that I think really plays directly to the decisions that are going to be made here. He said when he first left coaching and he went into broadcasting. There was something about it that he felt was what was missing. and. He realized he wasn't hearing the sound. That he had grown accustomed to. That he had heard down on the field. and. John. Madden said you're going to hear things that even you have never heard of so I try. This is when you're down there. He says so I'd really try to figure out how to best capture those sounds and present them to the audience, and not worry as much about artificial sound. If you've ever had. The opportunity would be A. Be At a High School football game or college, football game or an NFL game to be on the sidelines. It is such a different world in terms of one just the size speed collisions, but the sounds made. It's one thing to watch a game on TV. If you ever get a chance to be down on the field. The sounds of the pads colliding the grunts, the groans the the pre snap conversations and things that are pointed out. The coaches, maybe running from one spot on the side data the other yelling at an instruction. It is truly an entirely different world than what you get on TV. That's what has to be considered at this point. And I know with that is going to come well. Be careful what you wish for I, think back to. I think what back to what ESPN did with the the last dance. It was there was an opportunity for the raw uncut emotion profanity and they said. The warning look understand what's coming and if you don't want this version of it will offer another version of it on another one of our broadcast platforms on ESPN I do the same thing. If I am NBC, you offer one version a whether if fans in the stands of its Peyton, you noise, you offer that on one broadcast set up on NBC sports, plus whatever their sister station is, you offer it with the version of. Field Mike's Players might the role reality of the NFL. ESPN certainly has different platforms they can offered on CBS can offer a broadcast platform on the CBS sports network. If you get the TAME version here, you get the raw uncut version here ABC ABC can confirm it off on what the ESPN networks as well. Yes no maybe. You know wwe. It was pointed out in the athletic piece has gone so far as to they of place the up and coming wrestlers in seats as fans. With plexiglass between them. WWE's ratings have, gone down. So they're still feeling out process of what we do. What works what might not work the NBA said all options are on the table including using using virtual fans in the stays. On the players, obviously on the court won't see him, but it home. Virtual fans will fill the seats. Some oversea sports have placed. Video monitors in the stands with fans, essentially taking part in in big zoom like call and. Calls ensuring from the screens. Remember what they did with the Commissioner on draft night when the pick was made behind him. Was that box with I? Don't know what was it. Four eight was twelve different windows with fans. Reaction of cheering behind it. That's being considered. Yeah. I know big Dave is a tennis guy. He'll probably fall out of his chair with some of the stuff that the United States. Tennis Association is considering for the US Open. The US Open I mean that's like big time, and they're considering digitally inserting sponsor logos and graphics and animation in statistics over the empty seats in one possibility. They are look how about this. They're looking to replicate the shots of celebrities in the crowd, so the US is considering remote cameras in stars homes as they watched the open. And obviously Tennessee is known as a quiet spot quiet, please. The US Open is kind of the outlier when it comes to that, it's more of a a raucous crowd. So they are considering piping in crowd noise is. John Madden also said in the in the piece I saw the onfield conversations, and how they normally get masked by by the crowd noise, and he said there's talk among offensive linemen. You never hear or seldom hear on the TV broadcast now there's talk among defensive linemen, the the inside linebacker. There's communication between the SAFETIES. There's coaches yelling right there the line of scrimmage. He said so I think there's a lot of sound that that that's not in the forefront of a telecast. Now that could join that. Again, this is about you. We've known for years. The the the game intake experiences changing more and more people whether there's a pandemic or not are watching from whole. So this is a part of a natural evolution of broadcast whether there's a pandemic or not whether there's fans in the stands are not. Now as many people go to games, so the broadcast challenge always enhancing the experience in what you can give them A. Five on three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pounds, seven, hundred on at and T. sportstalk seven hundred wwl, W. Glance, at one of the TV monitors here in the studio and I see a weather forecast with the tracking of a tropical storm. That's just par for twenty twenty like everything else is happening twenty twenty. Why not add a tropical storm and everything? That's going on one other element that I've I've read about that is being considered. If in fact stadiums, we will be empty the opportunity to place cameras where you've never been able to place him before because they block the view, fans keep that in mind. One thing I read about the difference in stadium sizes in South Korea. South Korean baseball stadiums are about thirty thousand seat capacity Major League stadiums in most cases much bigger. And in Major League stadiums if there aren't going to be fans in the stands at least early on considered the echo without fans, and how that lends itself to piping in crowd, noise versus the Echo Echo Echo Echo of a large empty stadium. ESPN has said they will experiment with different camera angles and perhaps station, perhaps station the announcers remotely. I was just talking with Jeff. Walker serves up the nightcap from nine to about The broadcast loop as Fred Good. Ellie said athletic. If the NFL says hey, look, we want our games presented with crowd noise, he said I think they would produce that. What's called a loop or a mix? And then they would distribute that to the broadcasters doing the game, and he says I think control that, so it doesn't get out of hand. GET CRAZY! Get Wild, Gary Jeff. Walker's at forget that every team should have the ability to to pump the. Loud if they want, could you imagine if the NFL puts together and cast loop of sound? They send it out to the teams. Here is your loop of sound of the US during the broadcast. How would you monitor? The Guy who sits in the booth and has his finger on the control button, and when the other team has the ball pump that baby up up to the top, so it's pinning. The needle with the rock is crowded with the home team giftable lower that so the quarterback. Everybody can everybody can hear what he wants to call out for the play at that point. That's part of what's GonNa be kicked around right now. The Bundesliga Day the soccer league in in Germany fans at home can choose between the broadcast right now with fan noise pumped in and the broadcast without fan noise pumped in. What did I about the seats we're re data about. Cardboard cutouts. Oh here here it is. This is how crazy this situation is. The Korean Baseball League. They have placed Packard placards. Featuring drawings of fans in mask throughout the stadium and the Bundesliga used cardboard cutouts of actual fan, faces and sold them twenty dollars per fan twenty bucks. Get your face on one of the cardboard cutouts inside the stadium that you might be able to pick out during the broadcast. Another consideration for the NFL and maybe what they could do related to kind of the broadcast night. perhaps Sunday night. Football provides a a an ad home perspective. It was suggested that maybe to supplement the game. How about the image of say Russell Wilson's wife Ciara high fiving the kids in the den at home after the Seattle quarterback makes an amazing, amazing touchdown, throw or Tom Brady's dad in his recliner at home, sipping on a cold beverage, wearing a bucks cap, reacting to a big play that Sun makes. All part of what has been kicked around and that's why it's. The topic presented tonight in terms of brainstorming. Ideas bad at this point. They're kind of throwing them up on the wall. And what do you think? Could we pull this off? Maybe even after being developed, Maybe Leagues Working With Tech Company to develop an APP that that would allow fans to cheer. Video from the on their phones, and that video part of a much bigger screen mounted with a bunch of fans. You're watching the game at home. You've got your phone and a camera on you and you're reacting to that big play, and that's going into a feed of a much bigger Boorda. Fans Kinda like the the reaction on draft night behind commissioner. Just ideas. Where there's a where there's an opportunity. Where there is a need. There's going to have to be an innovation at this point. I do like the fact. If if in fact, there are no fans. I hadn't thought of it this way. The number of different places you could place a camera that normally you'd be blocking somebody's view and certainly would not be allowed, but whether it's a lower level view. Or a view from corners, or where fans would normally be sitting kind of like a seat Cam angle that nobody has seen before you see Chris pointed out on twitter moments ago. Kind of the the quarterback cam kind of like you're. You're Madden, football game or A video game type thing where. You live or maybe you run it on a replay of a camera through and what what league experimented with that where you either run it live or on replay shot of what the quarterback sees dropping back to pass, and the on rusher, the onrushing pressure and stepping up through that of the world, the collision and you can imagine what the camera would be like as it shakes, side to side is the quarterback gets hit and take him to the ground and rolls over people rolling over on top of him. That's what the networks are considering right now. We'll turn the corner into the seven o'clock hour, and that was a fast paced first. Our Tom Nichols is back to tell tales from the minor leagues and much more to get to, but we gotta get to news next. Carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl, W. Thirty. The following takes place between seven PM and eight PM. Keeping role in seven ten seven hundred wwl, wrol carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet Fun. I our assuming we can do with our number two. To. Begin the our. He's back. We enjoyed a couple of times. He joined us with the conversation. These lines that I said Hey, would you mind coming back tonight? Until some more tales from the minor leagues? And he said absolutely he is the the outstanding play-by-play, Voice of the Dayton dragons years behind the mic there over thirty years behind the MIC, calling Minor League Baseball, think of these stories details the the personalities over the years, and that's what we turn to with the voice of the Dayton dragons Tom Nichols. How Aria? Lance thanks for having me back again. You got it always enjoy the stories and you're going to serve up three tonight. Let's say let's start with number one and as you certainly know from year to year. There's a lot of turnovers on rosters. Guys move up, guys, move down and sometimes you have a good year. Sometimes you have a bad year, but season has a has a memorable story takes us back to Nineteen ninety-two a terrible team. Player and a record. Yeah, you know first of all I was so spoiled going into Minor League, baseball grown up in Muncie Indiana does a fan of the big red. She thought you and championships every year and so I go to the minor leagues and my first year at Indianapolis we win the League Championship. We have Randy Johnson Future Hall of Famer Second Year We win the League Championship. We have Larry Walker Future Hall of Famer. Third Year nineteen ninety. We have Jim Tony. Future. Hall of Famer we go to the final game of the League Championship series, so I I'm spoiled at that point. I thought that's the way it's always GonNa be, and I made a career move to go to Peoria with the chiefs, good good market, great fans there Jim Kelch been there so good good place to go. I had not been a cubs fan. It doesn't really matter. Matter though you go where the job is and I did notice a couple of things, so lance number one I knew this of course, but in the previous twenty years the cubs had a winning record twice. If you remember the cubs fan, motto at that time was basically just wait till next year, and you know the the minor league teams that have similar lack of success so I. Get there on their two years. Combined Twenty six games under five hundred. As you said, there's always a story, so we get to the last day of the nineteen ninety-two season. We're twenty eight and a half games out of first place, but our catcher is threatening a league record for all things. Most Times hit by Pitch Anyway Jim Wolf. We call them Woolsey. He two three that year, but he didn't. Hit Nine home runs, and he stood virtually on the plate when he took it stance so anything more than an inch or two inside was going hit him and that night. We're getting ready for the last game of the season and I told Wolf. He just kinda kissing him. You are one hit by pitch away from the all time it West Lake record won't be as bad as it's been. You can do something special to make this a memorable year for all of this. And he thought about it for a second. I'M GONNA. Do It s Wolf you have? To do it, so we're playing the waterloo diamonds at night, which is a San Diego padres affiliate and walk across the Hall to get their starting lineup. And who do I see sitting on the bench in the locker with their starting pitcher was Karen Cameron Karen Cross from Australia you actually got a big lakes briefly. He's sitting there and I said. Hey Our catcher Jim Wolf Needs WanNa hit by pitch for the League record, and he immediately said sure no problem I'll hit him. I started thinking. Maybe this might not be the best idea. This might not be the best thing I've ever done here. I'm into it now, so wolf! He hits eight in the batting order for us. He comes up in the second inning. There was two out runners on second and third, so first base is open I'm thinking there's no way they hit them here. If he misses, it's GonNa. Be a while pitching runs going to store. That's going to be an earned run well, the first pitch comes in. It's about batting practice, speed and wolf instincts take over and steps back out of the way, and it's ball won and Karen Cross looks in. Confused like you are the right guy, aren't you? I swear it looked up at me for a minute radio booth, and the second pitch comes in stained pitch, same location away inside same speed, and Whoopi steps out of the way again all too so now. Karen cross the same to heck with this I mean this is the last game of season to mid on Bass I I. Don't want to give up. Any are runs here, so he throws a fastball right down the middle and Whoopi, you got a little power takes this big roundhouse cut and managed to get the good part of. Of the bat on the ball and all I see is this long justic Dr who left Centerfield chose about one hundred feet over the fence and now Karen. Cross is absolutely delivered. He's staring at wolf the whole time around the basis. He throws the Rosin Bag. I thought we were GONNA. Have a fight right there. Because the guy was hit by a opinion, and anyway he composes himself finishes the NFL I'll tell you quickly. How this the next time he ties the League record so he he did hit him, and that was the way it went my two years in Peoria. We're forty eight and a half games out of first place. We had a player break a League record for active so. Let's. Let's move to more present times two thousand seventeen. Tell me about three date and dragon pitchers who combined to overcome long odds, and did something pretty impressive. Yeah, we ask that time may the twentieth never had a no hitter nine inning. Oh, hit, or nor do I ever called one for my home team. In thirty years on this night are starting. Pitcher Scott Moss was a wasn't. Wasn't all star of the registration of last summer and the Indians deal to get Trevor Bauer. He been in all star force that Year University of Florida Third Round Pick, and he was a starting pitcher. Great Great Pitcher for us that you're an age that night. He had no command when the game began I mean I. He walked hit five batters in the post few winning. But but our catcher tighter Stephen Center out a base stealer third, and the first Internet pay out of trouble, and he was just effectively wildly Ansi, was all over the place and the hitter disadvantage because they didn't have any idea where what was gonna come in. The game moved on Mosses. Command just kept getting better and better, and we got through thinning, and he's still got the no hitter going and we do an interview with the pitching coach on television bottom of the fifth. Pitching coach Darren Hiebert and chapel are other broadcaster and I were just very careful, because they're so superstitious. Nasi use the words, no hitter, and just talk about Moss, and so we got through that interview, but then I decided you know what the heck with that. My my loyalties to the viewers I'm GonNa talk about the no hitter as much as I need to so and the next day. Some players question on that and. And I, said Hey when you when I can control the game. Stay on TV. You let me know. We'll never lose another game, so we get through Moskowitz through killings with no hits, but he's throwing so many pitches. He's out of the game after six, and we did not have much of a bullpen that night we. We used our bullpen heavily in recent days. We had one pitcher in with us for about a week. Never, even put into a game This kid had never had not made our team out of spring training. You've been extended spring training and they didn't. They didn't have a a level of competence him. It was very high. He would not have been in that game except we had nobody else. And so his name was Carlos Mature, and I and I I saw him in the bullpen, and I remember telling Jack No chance no chance. We have a guy that They described his stuff as. Only average now you've heard that term a million times. They say guys only average what that usually means. He's average for someone who's not very good and so he comes in the game, and he was so pumped up about being in his first game after sitting in the bullpen for a week, and not getting used, and that first game being a no hitter I'm telling you mature I could've pitched in the big leagues. He comes in and a first two batters he. He strikes out faces six batters. He retires all six, and he leaves the game after eight, and we still have no hitter going we bring in our closer. It's a perfect situation for him. He's a leader. He's an older guy, very competent guy. He gets the first two outs and I'm worried about. This is like dribbler toward third infield single, but he gets a bouncing ball. Third third baseman John sansone throws out the hitter. We get the most unlikely no hidden. Guy No had any idea who was. The coaches hadn't even seen a pitched. Two innings so three pitchers combined for first, and only no hitter. Bad is a great story GimMe Gimme one more there. There've been so many guys you've seen over the years. I want to zero in on personalities Gimme the the most memorable personality in your time with the Dayton dragons I think Marty Brennaman probably gets this question a lot about players personality, who is the most memorable and for me first player. Player I ever met as a Dayton dragons broadcaster spring training in Sarasota in two thousand eight. He was very friendly, talkative, outgoing kid with a real thick new. Jersey accent. You've interviewed him many times todd. Frazier and he was always in the middle of everything. How much you can call it! A natural born leader and I thought that was a great guy or some of the things that frazier had on his list. How players would have this, how many players have this as a resume? First of all? He's been at twelve year old Ted. The Star of the world champion Little League World Series team which he was the Star and the championship game when four for four with a home run, it was the winning pitcher. Okay, so he worked on a food stand on the Jersey Shore. He wants sade the stranger's life by doing Heimlich maneuver in a restaurant. Okay, he gets the big leagues, and they asked him what you want your walk up. Song to be you know players used to whatever they picked. He picks it song from fifty years ago by Frank Sinatra. Wins the All star. Game Homerun Derby at his own park, which is one of the biggest most exciting events of the decade. He could play any position on the feel. Awkward Goofy Looking Guy hit forty home runs season now close quickly by saying one of my favorite frazier quotes, he said to me futures game in two thousand and nine, and we walked off the field. He said I would play in Dayton to the rest of my life if they would pay me a million dollars a year, that would have been the worst economic citians history because he's now made forty three million dollars. Frazier you mentioned you feel like you've been a friend for years and no one ever liked him. I think the fans probably picked up on that as well as anyone who actually knew him just a great guy, no doubt about it. Those three fantastic stories man. That's why turned to you I love baseball stories in the tales can't beat that Tom thanks for the time great catching up, we'll do it again down the road. Thanks time there you go Tom Nichols Tales from the minor leagues I love drawn on baseball stories like nothing better than than baseball stories, especially from the occurrences in the oddities of thirty plus years in the minor leagues. That was good all right up next. I read something today about related to softball I want to set it up and then add something to it as we continue. Seven Twenty One sports talk seven hundred W. Terms apply. Seven twenty seven seven hundred wwl w. it's sports dot com land, mcallister. There is a A couple of things developing before we get to this softball story I. Read Today of Note, just notice this on twitter these Xavier. Twitter account for cross country and track and field with the following statement. Over the last twenty four hours, we became aware of perspective student Athletes Offensive Social Media Post. They do not reflect Xavier's values or meet the expectations. We have for our student athletes as representatives of Xavier University. The students will not be joining our program. That within the past few minutes, and the other one of note, it was Wise. Let me find it on the time line here. here we go Arizona diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick told a show in Arizona Burns and Gambo. Major League Baseball will not approve any plan with baseball being played in November, including the unions one hundred and fourteen game plan with a regular season that ends October thirty first. The merch agreement offered the possibility of games beyond a normal schedule the. diamondbacks owner, saying this afternoon and I quote. We don't want to take the risk of putting our players jeopardy and our game in peril to be playing games beyond the end of October. So our model is and will never be changed that we will not be playing baseball in the month of November or later. Now. That's that's just a pulled quote from the interview. And when when he says, I do not want to take the risk. We do not want to take the risk of putting our players at jeopardy I. Don't know if that means. Playing that deep then pushes them more into a window of potentially a second wave of covid nineteen. My I was do. Do they not want to put it at pushing into a window against the other sports? But you wouldn't. That wouldn't be putting. Players at risk of that would be more of a ratings thing, so let's just that it would sound like they don't want WanNa push that deep into the potential window of a second wave of a Gobert nineteen that from the owner of the Arizona diamondbacks today about the idea of playing baseball in November up next got three stories, one revolving softball and this story I. I found today won a controversial finish involving the former voice, the bengals when he pulled out a a rule book to a former Bengals, saving me from the can the Carter construction softball team and three an injury, a week out from our wedding, that Kelly was not pleased about all of that and more in reference to a just a really fantastic piece from sports illustrated today about the Press League we continue seven thirty news time. We're flying tonight. Arnaud carrier sportstalk presented by kilty Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W. Seven thirty eight seven hundred wwl whol carriers sports presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Arndale carriers, your global transportation provider visit our LLC dot. COM and Kelsey Chevrolet Open for sales and service with a new state of the collision. REPAIR CENTER COMING IN JULY by the way shutout since he shirts. Since he shirts in my Guy Josh knee. They have three locations downtown, Hyde Park, and in Loveland in if you have not heard their their. 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Obviously we've had bad things happen to him during the course of the last week or so, but a shoutout to since he shirts all right so I read this today in sports illustrated s dot Com. Have you ever played aeroplane softball team? And the Camaraderie the memories the moments that the injuries all that come with the fun times. I had never heard this story before in New York in Central Park. There has had been from one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, six to twenty, eight, eighteen, a softball league. It was called the press league. And it was New York media. And every Wednesday afternoon in Central Park. The Press League play Games and the employees were from the top media markets in New, York, city, a lot of them had covered covered baseball for a living. One of them Fred Leaf who worked for the Associated Press and then Upi United Press International. He played every season in this league from Nineteen Seventy six to twenty eighteen, and he said there's no other institution in my life, not a job, not a marriage that endured so long, and they're always six teams in the league. The inaugural season was the AP team. The UPI team the Daily News The New York. Post and two teams from the New York Times and they played a fifteen game season fifteen game schedule. Game schedule every season on Wednesdays at one o'clock. And the field was that it was. It was there to us. And one of the players on the team said it mattered a lot because we all knew each other. We wanted to beat each other and the headlines, and in our stories in on the field other was a an ABC affiliate in one, thousand, nine, hundred ninety ABC's new. York affiliate hired a Weatherman Name Bill Evans and he was a former walk on baseball player Mississippi State and he joked. Joked, he'd be in the studio minutes away from doing a I live hit on, good morning America and he'd be taking batting practice swings. And when he learned about the Press League, he was all in, and he said they. They have softball at one PM. On Wednesdays. He said Holy Crap I'm in. And he joined the League and when the national remember national. It was a daily sports page publication. When the the national field of the squad data squad in, and they folded one year, AP joined this Press League, and so Evans this weatherman got to play in the league, and he was named the Commissioner of the League any instituted all star game, and there was a home run Derby. There was skills competition, and they had professionally performed national anthems. He brought a camera crew one year for the championship game between ABC and the New York Times, and sadly it. It's now gone they. They don't play the league anymore. the joke is the the. Internet killed the Press League. But from nineteen, seventy, six to two thousand eighteen, this New York Media Softball League played every Wednesday in central park SL DOT com. If you have a chance to read the story to your recognize I quote Joel Sherman a lot from the New York Post. There's photos of him playing on these teams back in the day and winning championships back in the day. I just thought it was a really cool story. softball has a way of lending itself to kind of cool stories like that have come Roderick and and memories and moments over the even injuries. I tweeted earlier. I have three softball stories. One involves a controversial finish with a former voice of the bengals. When I first came back to town, and we're working at sixty, BOB, turn your knob to Bob. We had we told this story before we station softball team. I don't remember it specifically as a media league that we played in so to speak, there were some media teams in it, but it was just your your typical recreational softball league that you played one night a week. Our manager on that team was Pete Arbogast. How do you do for Voice of the Cincinnati Bengals and I WANNA say Bruce, Kozerski. Team I. Play Jeff, Bacau, played Brad Martin. Who was my producer at the time played peadar gas played Mike Lindemann Greg Del names. You've perhaps heard over the years in media here. One night we had a game against clear channel, or maybe Jacor at the time when our I heard of course whatever whatever reincarnation we were at that time, I was not a member of that team. That was the opposition in Peterberg. Our manager had a tendency to take things very seriously. When it came to softball, he would keep score. He keep the book he keep all of our statistics. Statistics he would figure out the batting order based on the statistics. He would give us advice before the game. Tell us why he was hitting us where so he was that kind of nothing wrong. There's anything wrong with that. He was that time of type of softball manager. Well, we're playing Jacor Clear Channel One night, and as you can imagine, there was a bit of a rivalry. We had the bengals games that time they had had the bengals games for years, but we got him through long the number of events so things were Kinda amped up to begin with. Well during the game. We had the lead at one point. And then we fell behind. And Pete happened to notice or question one of the players on clear channel's team. It was a female player, and he didn't recognize her as I. Remember the story, and so he was under working out of the thought that she was either a ringer or someone who wasn't on their official roster. So peak kind of kept that thought and he's back pocket along with his rulebook. And we get to the last inning. And, we were at this point losing. About to go fishing boat in the last inning and Pete calls. Time out. And I thought Oh. Walked up to home plate, and he pulls out his role book, and then he pulls out. The roster's any begins the make the case to the empire. That clear channel is using an illegal player. Who is not on their original roster? Maybe it was somebody who didn't even work for clear channel. Well? You can imagine how that went over with the clear. Channel Two. And so we wound up winning the game on a protest because they had used an illegal player and Pete pointed out. That's my first story. How do you do it? If Tony Bender or anybody from that clear team is listening right now. They could certainly fill in. The blanks is I I'm not sure I want to remember the rest of the night there may have been there may have been almost thrown out at that point like benches like settled everybody. I think I remember. We got out quickly. We were like Oh. We're getting at here. Grab your back and grabbed the. Let's just take the win and go and. We weren't hanging around at that point second story. I had on occasion I had. Reason to take things a little bit seriously as well and we were planning on if this was the same season or not, we were playing Carter construction. We weren't very good. And Carter construction was drilling US I mean drilling it probably twentysomething two to nothing something and they were having they were having fun with that, and in my opinion, they were having too much fun with that. And I may have at one point as we. As, we were watching another run score. I think it was I was on our bench, and one of our guys struck out hall. How bad we what somebody struck out in the softball game and the Kerr Construction? Guys were laughing. And I remember dropping my bet on the. Guy I dropped my bat and I walked out onto the field. And I may have dropped a few choice. Words perhaps profanities something along the lines of what you can kick our ass fine I said if you're GonNa Make Fun of us then we've got a problem. And I may have been pointing when I said that. I may have been puffing out my chest at five eight hundred. Fifty five pounds at the time. Well the next thing I know. The Carter construction players in the field decided they were going to question my commitment to stance I taking and they started coming at me. was that flash of HOLY CRAP THE WHOLE CARTER? Construction teams coming after me. I don't remember if I retreated as much as Bruce Kozerski came off the bench and provided a line of defense for me and bruce kind of calm everybody down I, just remember the shadow. He cast standing in front of me kind of putting up his arms, and it may have been Woah well. We're not going to do this. And I may have been behind. Bruce called me like my arms like poking out from behind his giant body. Let me. Bruce settled everything down, and we went back to getting our. Our ass kicked at night, and there was no fight, but almost my third and final softball story. I've told this before. Kelly doesn't like when I tell the story because she doesn't like the memory of this story. I decided one night on a play at the plate. I tried to go. I saw where the Catcher was positioned, and my best bet was going to go to the inside, and I decided to go towards the inside part to the Infield side with a headfirst dive to try to reach back with my hand and Swipe Home Plate on the way by was it turns out. The catcher drops his knee. Shin Guard goes down and my hand went right into the Shin Guard and I broke. I rolled over as I dove. I rolled in Kinda. Reach back with my left hand. And I broke my ring finger. One week later, we were in Tahoe. We got married in Lake. Tahoe and my ring finger was broken. And I could not put the ring finger on the day we got married. And to this day if you look if I ever show you our wedding photos, you will see. You will see everything, but my hand, because my hand was hidden behind flowers or behind my back, or because I had a splint type thing on the finger and I could not put the ring on the finger. All of that from the SL dot com piece today. Presley just got me thinking about softball and I like softball stories. You. Hey tight I've got something that may be happening tonight. I have to confirm, but it's to time to a topic. I'm to set up closer to the eight o'clock hour. It's carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey, Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Closet on eight o'clock four minutes away from news that our to in the books already hang I. Got One more to get it done. Then hand things off to Gary Jeff Walker with the NIGHTCAP, but the holy grail banks has weighed in on my idea quote on twitter. Let's do it would not be a cover charge, but I don't know. I'm all for it. My idea earlier was. Certainly all broadcast entities are wondering how they can enhance the broadcast experience. If in fact, the stands will not be filled with fans. All networks are wondering right. Let me experiment with this experiment with that, said what if if there's no fans in the stands and or no road trips. There's a thought that maybe broadcast teams won't be sent on the road. They'll do a broadcast from from home. On remote. I said you know what if there's fans in the stands are no road trips. What if you put Tommy? Throw in Jeff Brantley and the holy grail banks for the reds broadcast. pull the stage off the wall. They're put in the middle of a socially distance crowd at the holy grail banks make it a ten dollar cover I'll go with donation to the Reds Community Fund to get in and use those fans and their reaction as part of the broadcast, rather than pumping in fake noise, or rather than sitting in an empty stadium with the echoes off the seats. Why not have your broadcasters among stay socially distance crowd inside a sports bar up on that little riser. If you've ever seen the stage there, they'd be raised up in the crowd milling around them and reacting to the triples in home runs, and the pitching changes and the good plays in the bad plays I said who is with me and. Clearly. The Holy grail banks is with me, so we'll look at all those likes for that tweet idea of their. Final note of the hour. This is the anniversary ten years ago today Armando Galarraga. We'll do on this date in reds history coming up an hour from now. This date June second two thousand and ten Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers. Was this close to a perfect game? And the call was blown at first base. You probably remember that. Gallaraga to throw from a Gal Cabrera on Bang play Jim. Joyce was the Umpire Jim Joyce said safe. And the the batter was clearly out. It would have been the final out of the game in would have been a perfect game. Perfect twenty three perfect games in major league history. It was clearly a blown call and on the anniversary. There's been a lot written about that play, and there has been a if you listen to Brennaman Jones on baseball. They talked about this today. There is a sense by some around baseball. That, that play should be overturned. And that he should be given credit for the perfect game. The Indians First Baseman first base coach at the time Sandy Alomar. Juniors quoted in Detroit free press today. I wish baseball could do something about that. Another member that Tigers organization in the piece today in Detroit, said What's the harm in saying? Yeah, we got it wrong. We're GONNA. Make it right. It is a perfect game Jim, Joyce, the umpire involve said I'm all for overturning the call and giving Armando Galarraga credit for what he should have accomplished rightfully accomplished, I blew it. He should be given credit for a perfect game Mardian Tracy. debated that today on Brennan Jones on baseball. You just. I if I were GONNA make one. You can't open the Pandora's Box. You can't go back because if you open that door then there's a whole lot of doors that are going to have to be open and explained all the way back to the what eighty-five World Series Don Denkinger and just becomes a mess, but if we're going to argue it I would say reversing the call doesn't change the outcome of the game. It was the final out of the game. Everybody agrees. Everybody admits it was a blown call. If Major League Baseball, reverses it and gives him credit for the perfect game. What would be the harm because it didn't change the? The, winner or loser of the game. A lot written about that over the last week or so leading up to today's anniversary. Right up next a listener in Myrtle beach told me he's having dinner at the reopening of the Greg Norman Australian grill tonight in Myrtle beach. And, he asked me a question that I. Think can be a topic. He said WHAT ABOUT CINCINNATI? Sports, figures and restaurants over the years have there been any. And I said Oh. Have there been it? And I said I'm going to make that. A topic tonight I said in the middle of your dinner. Feel free to tune in on the iheartradio APP. I've not bend. The Greg Norman Australian grill in Myrtle beach, but I do think there's a topic inside of that we will address after we check news are now carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W. The following takes place between eight PM nine PM. Let's keep moving. Hang on. We're flying tonight. Already. Eight oh nine on seven hundred wwl WBZ sportstalk. Note I really like I really like doing this show in the eight o'clock hour with the sun still out. It's Arno sports presented by Kelsey. Chevrolet I think this has a chance to turn into a caller topic so I think we'll open the phones on this and I love. Win Your emails or your Tweet, your facebook, post or stuff. Can Be used by me due to turn into a topic, and there is a listener who lives in Myrtle beach listens the iheartradio APP rich hello. and He. He mentioned to me in an email this morning that he is going to the Greg Norman. Grill tonight in Myrtle beach the reopening. It's been closed because of covid nineteen and he happened mentioned to me. I looked up Greg Norman's Australian grill. It looks like a really cool place. I've been to Myrtle beach. A couple of times I can't believe I've never been there, but he happened mentioned to me in the email. He says have there been any Cincinnati sports figures over the years. They had restaurants. And I said. Okay. I'm using that as a topic tonight. Because there have been, it's been a while. In fact, that was my first thought was. Thinking how long it's been since a Cincinnati sports figure had his name. On a restaurant around here. And then the the memory started flowing of some from the past. If you would like to share your memory of one of these I happen to mention or one I'm leaving out by all means I could do the phones now. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one in pounds, seven, hundred on at and T. One specifically front and center I think is Johnny Bench's home plate. Johnny Bench's Home Plate was on the corner of A. Coal Rain and Springdale Avenue I want to say it was just outside the Northgate Mall I. Think helped me if I'm wrong. There I? Remember that there were lockers in baseball gear and photos Johnny Bench all over the place. When you walked in, you saw there was a frigate. The size catcher's Mitt there was a chair that was a giant catcher's Mitt at Johnny Bench's plate. When you walked in there, I remember the. What say the bar area was like like a sunken almost like like a dugout like you walk down into a dugout and there were batting helmets. There was warm up gear, and there was a scoreboard like a real scoreboard that lit up the area. With reds, and then the visitor and the innings across did there was bengals stuff in there? If I remember correctly, there were. WanNa? Say Stinger stuff. There were some basketball things. It wasn't it wasn't a sports bar? I was kind of like a I don't know. The right worders can I use swanky I. Don't know that I've ever used the word swanky on sportstalk. It wasn't a sports bar. It was more it was somewhere between swanky in ritzy on the scale of restaurants. If that makes sense, but I mean you could get a steak there. This remember as a kid. But I mean it was like like big time meals. It wasn't like Burger and fries or chicken nuggets stake in prime rib and. They had for whatever reason I remember. This I remember like not wanting to try it snails. Snails! What snails like you? Snails something or other? That is too long a word for me to pronounce her. Understand I remember as a kid. I'm not trying snails. Morgan a or something like that. That's one thing I remember. There are certainly been others in the Greater Cincinnati area that sports figures have lent their name to over the years in fact. Johnny opened a second restaurant. In Florence, I think it was called the home. Stretch. A during the break I've been googling some of these names that I think remember them as some of the images of popped up, tried to tweet him out, but the home stretch opened. Say a Johnny Bench's home plate, but mid seventies early into the early eighty somewhere around there the home stretch I don't know that it made it into the eighties. But I do want to say the home stretch closed. When boy I, I'm I'm drawing a blank on some of this, but I to say like Frisch. Furnishes came along in wanted to purchase like both places and reopen. Is something else? The the northgate location I think at one point turned into way Tgi Fridays and I think the Florence one. Around the area of where there's an I, WanNa say that Olive Garden is in the area where the the other one was. Is that. Does that ring a bell? Does that Jive with your with your memory? Of course the the. The Blue Moon. Saloon turned into turn. Remember the time line here. I need some help on this topic the Blue Moon Saloon turned into Birlik cords, and then burly corns eventually turned into hugs in. Am I right UC? Chris would know because I can imagine you see Chris sitting at the Bar, drinking, and watching the the the Bob Hug and show because hugs did his show there, didn't he? I mean I was in town I. I think that I think hugs and was still around for like a year or two when I got the town. That would have been around ninety seven and that would have been on. Madison road. And then I want to say didn't hugs in eventually go back to. Did it go back to being the Blue Moon Saloon. And then I I want to say I just Google with a few minutes ago. When I I'm I'm seeing stuff about maybe it eventually turn into a plateau. Remember the pig and whistle sports, BOB or Mulligans, but but I think part of the time line of was once hubs in became those in some way, shape or form along the way. What else? I think that's a pretty good start. This all stems from rich who who's probably I? Don't know these listening to his right now, but he's having dinner at the reopened. Greg Norman Australian Grill in Myrtle beach in his question to me was. Any sports figures in Cincinnati have their names on restaurants. And I said all I can think of a few. We'll get into that next. Thanks for being a part sportstalk. Darnall carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl W CENTER DOT com. Eight twenty one seven hundred wwl W starred L.. Carrier sportstalk presented by can share Rela-. By the way happy birthday to Jake, rile at W.. CPO Channel Nine. He's listening very much appreciated I love his work and very much appreciate what he's done. He's done a series that he's busted his tail. On I think I've seen every episode. Where every UH, story, he's done on the The investigation into the blasting in the damage done to homes, norther Kentucky around the the Amazon Hub, which is led to I believe a class action lawsuit, so happy birthday to Jake Rile and thank you for listening. Thanks to Terry I love twitter. Terry has sent me a menu from Johnny Bench's own plate. This is fantastic. Okay wait hold on the lineup. It goes by position. JB's pepper steak six fifty, the Sirloin Strip steak, six fifty, the Rossello prime ribs of beef, five, ninety, five Chop Sirloin three, ninety, five am six, seventy, five at shortstop. The Jumbo Shrimp Four, Ninety Five left-field lobster tails, six, ninety, five broiled lobster tails, basted with lemon juice, Paprika and butter for six thirty five. Centerfield steak entail for six fifty holy cow rate field, the Rocky Mountain Trout for four ninety five boneless. And Oh the here here we go the snails. What is this word? I don't know how to pronounce it. Four seventy five. B. O. U. R. G. U. I. G. N., O. N. N. E. Board. Dave looked at up shrimp Boertien, something or other. Be Oh you. Are G. U., I. G. N.. O. N., E., spelling, and pronunciation with Lance sportstalk I. Don't I've never seen that in my life. Yeah, that's Google that Boertien I I've heard of snails I've just heard snails go to the phones How about? Me Go here Mason seven hundred wwl W hey bruce. Lamb, how are you? I'm well. Thanks for calling. I gotTA place. We'll see if anybody remembers. It goes back quite a while that was called Jack includes in the clues was pegged. Kluszewski. Yes, I said. It was out on. Parkway I in fact in getting ready for this topic tonight, I was able to dig through the Internet today and find that that opened with his business partner. His name was Jack, Stan S., T. Y., N. and I'm told somebody emailed. Today. Ted used to like Greek customers. He'd be there a lot, and you can walk in and he'd say. Hey. Thanks for coming. Jack inclusive charcoal steakhouse. He was there often I. Didn't make it there myself. I had a family member that actually worked there and They're logo or symbol was a big snorting bull, yes, with. Snows and had on Red Red's Jersey with asleep cutoff. Oh. I actually had some Napkins from there with that logo on it with Pete and Johnny's signature on it, but I. That's the challenge. Yeah, Hey, I'm so glad you're listening. Thanks for the call. Check it in. Yes, what is it? All here. Come the financing young Bogan Yohan. Breaking, Bogan Your Snails Bogan Yon Breaking Young Bogan your. That's why I didn't order as a kid one I didn't like snails and I don't even know what to okay so. Yeah ask cargo would have been much easier, not nearly as as intimidating troubling or scary, but I guess my question would be. What is Bogan Yawn. Is that like a sauce that the snails are in. What has happened to this show I've got one two three four. Five lines open if you'd like to jump in on this Montfort, Heights kill your on seven hundred wwl w. I'm well. Thanks for calling hey I just thought. Wrap up this. Johnny Bench Trivia Home Plate to what it was I worked there for ten years. From the. Early Eighties early nineties. Absolutely right, it was a freshest property, but you know, remember this name. They became crime and wines prime in wines. That does ring a bell. Yes, there was a high end is one of the first places that introduced the high end salad bar and obviously specially with primates, which was absolutely delicious. How bad by it but the best part and About the late eighties I met my wife. Four kids later twenty plus years. And we're still going strong. How `Bout that? That is outstanding. Congratulations, man thanks for the call tonight. Shit land appreciate you checking in I found today. I don't think was at either one of these, but pete had to restaurants. He. Had I think it was Pete Rose's restaurant and I want to say he had pete rose's. Champion restaurant now. He opened one in Boca. That was in Florida. That was I. think the Pete Rose Barring grills. I'll never forget. Pete called me on my on my birthday one year, when I was on the radio in Chicago with norm norm, had pete call on the air, and from his restaurant in Boca held up the phone, and saying had the restaurant and Pete, himself, saying happy birthday to me over the phone on the radio in Chicago I'll never forget that, but that was not a Cincinnati restaurant. Let's go to Western hills. Who Dave has more on this debut on seven hundred WWL W. P., Rose had a restaurant on westbound drive across the legible. Western bowl. Yes, okay. And that was just called Pete Rose's restaurant or was there a more specific name? Do you remember? I don't really remember I I thought it might have been called Pete Rose's place, but Euros Pete Rose Bar and grill. Maybe something like that I can't remember. Okay all right. I appreciate Colin. All right. Have a good night I just from what I found on the Internet. I find two. Locations for pizza places thirty three sixty westbourne drive and I see Glenwood Avenue in Western hills for the two locations. Let me give you another one. I don't remember. While I'm not old enough to have been this one and I. Don't remember another one. Did anybody go to? Jerry Lucas beef and shakes. In middletown. On Twenty five twelve north verity perk way is what I found this morning. I wish I could find like a logo or a menu from it online, but I found jury Lucas beef and shakes in Middletown. This around nine, thousand, nine, hundred, Sixty, eight, I want to say. I do not recall Dave Pirker's chilly. In Milford. Did anybody go to day? But now pirker Chile was that open when he was with the reds. Was it open during his after his career win was Dave Perkins chilly in Milford. Snails and a garlic herb sauce all right well, that makes sense. What. What was it, he? Bujan. What was it again, big day. is just snails and garlic herbs zoning bougie known? I'd like two snails buber-neumann. Are you sure you want that? I know this. I was I was like eight or nine. At the time there was no way I was tortured snails and there was no way I if I if I didn't know how to pronounce that I, don't know how to pronounce it now. There's there's clear indication I never tried it. Will pick up Paul and Rick John and Bill and others this I love when stuff turns into a topic, one of my listeners on the iheartradio APP is at the reopening of the Greg Norman Australian Grill and Myrtle beach tonight in. He asked me about Cincinnati restaurants with Adler sports figures attached to them and I said. You're going to have to catch the podcast. Because I got a couple of them, we'll continue its Arnelle carriers sports dot presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W. Eight, forty seven hundred wwl, W, it's our carriers. Presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Jerry Jeff Walker warming up for the NIGHTCAP. Nine to midnight his friend. John Ryder sends him information to pass along to me I love information. John Ryder says the Johnny Bench's home played open late, nineteen, seventy, four, it was sold in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine John writer also worked at the Johnny Bench's home stretch. It opened in seventy seven and closed just a year later. So there you go. Thanks John Writer for listening for the information of thinking during the break of other. SPORTS FIGURES RESTAURANTS IN OTHER CITIES I've in Chicago I went to I, went to Ditka's a lot. I went to Harry Carey's a lot. I went to Michael Jordan's I. Think once I'll give you another one. Don Shula's steakhouse. There's eight of them. There's one in Chicago I think it's inside a Sheraton. Forget what street it's on, but the cool thing about and I? Don't know that they still do it. This was years ago. We were on the PABST express to Chicago for Reds and cubs. If I remember correctly, my guy. Tom Puma. Fell Asleep and slept right through my calls to join him for dinner downstairs at Shula's steakhouse that night so if you know Bouma, tell him I'm talking about him, but I remember walking into Shula's steakhouse. When you sit down, the menu at the time was on. A football is the coolest thing they put the kicking tee down the table. They Hanjour the football in the panels of football. Have all the items on the menu so like you rotate the football sideways to look at the menu and we put it on a kicking T. And I said this on twitter earlier. How did this not happen? How. How back in the heyday? Did. Marty and Joe Never Open up a restaurant together. Mardi and JOE's. Come on. The lights outside would flat every time. The reds won a game. You'd have lights up on the marquee out front that said and this one belongs to the reds in at the end of the night intercom last call. Tom, around third and head for home. Marie Jos I. Mean Come on I mean. Do I have to do everything? I mean that would have been fantastic. How did they never do as popular as they were? Seventy five seventy, six big red machine murders, only in his second and third years, so it's not. It hasn't built up yet, but by ninety. How did Barney Joe not open up a restaurant in the nineties? And then after the game or a hey, everybody win tonight. Marnie joke. I'm walking in at the end of the night. Sit around and tell stories. That would have been fantastic. Right back to the phones I. Just have the ideas I can't do. Somebody should have said Hey, Marty. Next time I see Marty. I'M GONNA. Ask Him if he ever considered opening up a restaurant. We Joe I I just think it would. It would have been fantastic. Go back to the phones I have never heard of this I've heard the player. I never knew he had an establishment fairfield. We go hi bill. Good get tell me about this place well late fifties. Early, sixties! He got to be an old timer. Like me. Hamilton's. You mentioned Tom Puma he may remember it's. Roy McMillan Pizza. Roy McMillan had a pizza place I had no idea main street in downtown Hamilton. How `Bout that the idea? Of How long it was around Gosh I. Don't know into the sixties I know, and then then they sold it that after he left. How bad that Roy McMillan Pizza. Down I'm going to do some background on that one. I never knew I'm going to have to ask my dad about that. I never knew Roy Millen a pizza place. Hey, bill, you're the man. Thank you for calling. All right thanks, thanks for checking in how about this one speaking of ones I should ask. My Dad about I found today in the Google Search Tummy Hill. GMS had Tommy Helms extra innings. Can anybody in the Santa my voice give me a memory of recollection of Tommy Helms extra innings. Oh, let's go here. Because my wife, Kelly and I drove by the other day, and I said I can't believe we've never been here. We should go there so I. Think we'll have to now in del Hi, John Gimme a restaurant. Hello John. John? For Sean Oh I'm sorry it's. It's here's John. My apologies shot. GimMe a restaurant. Montoya's. Montoya's on. That's a Dixie highway right? Yes, Sir I. I was right down the street from the excelsior. Yes, I have never been. Toys for some reason, yeah, and my memory was Dave Remington. And I can't remember the other one, but there was four I, said at a table. In, there was no room. It was unbelievable Ben Heck? Hey I'm so glad you called John Thank. Thank you all right. Have a great night. That is over there that is. dixie highway it's across from where the the Montgomery and used to be the closed down. It's across from. What was the big The drawbridge Jin! I'll never forget the drawbridge because when I was when I in. boomers at the Waterfront Look at Gary Jeff Walker adding to the show boomers at the waterfront. This went down at the waterfront final wrap up thought on the region. I laughed because when I when I came back to town I was in Chicago. And this was after the radio station I was at had changed formats and fired all of us, and I was doing I was doing TV work at the time and I got the call that WB OBE had gained the rights to the bengals and hey. What do you think about coming back? And and they brought me in for a week. It was around the super. Bowl and I did a week's worth of shows. And they put me up at the drawbridge in I stayed for the week at the drawbridge in, and did the station was in the. The Baldwin building. Right down that way I'm pointing But that's that's my only memory. The drawbridge in all right this is this is really boomers at the waterfront I gotta looked. I need a logo for that and we'll do this date in reds history as we continue our nail carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. All right the music tells us. It's time to check out this date in reds history. Let's go back in time here. We go not a whole lot happening on this date. One thousand nine hundred seventy two johnny bench. It's a three run home run in the seventeenth thinning his second of the game. Reds beat the phillies six to three the state. Nine, hundred, Ninety, one Ronnie Oh Ron Oester, Grand Slam and the fifth, but the giants beat the reds fifteen to seven thanks to a nine run fourth inning at candlestick Park, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, seven on this date, the red selective pitcher out of Oklahoma. University in the first round Jack Armstrong. He would reach the. The major leagues one year later he would start the ninety all star game. He would not win a game after the age of twenty eight, this eight, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine Eric Red hits for the cycle. Six RB is in a nine one nine four win over the padres. He's in the following order, double single holmer and a caps it with a triple. The I read since frank, Robinson in Nineteen fifty-nine to do it and the last red do it this date. Nine, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, this, eight, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, Austin, Kerns of Lafayette High School and Lexington chosen in the first round by the Cincinnati reds. Nine hundred, ninety, nine, trailing the mets, seventy six in New York with two outs and nobody on versus Gianfranco. The reds rally to win eight two seven. They loaded up the basis Mike Cameron. With a two run single for the win. On the same day, the reds drafted high howling tune in the first round and last. This date, two thousand twelve reds out slugged the astros twelve denied at minute maid, perk joy bottle four hits a home run. Frazier homer stubs homers Ludwig homers all off of one day Rodriguez Lehto S- in Hoover. gave up nine runs in the first four innings, but will cure era Dondo. Marshall and Chapman finished with five scoreless innings, and the reds win twelve nine. All of it happening on this date. In reds history all right. I have I have an idea for the next restaurant, clearly the next candidate for a restaurant in the area. Boroughs qb one. It would be an Ode to New Orleans little. Cajun Fair but a touch of Cincinnati. WHO's with me? Boroughs qb one. You can actually take. You could actually add a theme from Athens. And even Columbus is other stops along the way you could have buckeyes on the appetizer. Candy Buckeyes, peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate for like dessert. All all wait a minute. I'm thinking menu now. You put the. You have a little a little bachelor on Rouge Creole. All this would be good and and. He would re. He would reestablish a relationship or make a connection with skyline, and there would be a skyline dish on the menu as an Ode to his expanded taste buds, so new appreciation for skyline at burroughs qb one. Would you have boroughs t one last night, I the skyline and I had the Buckeyes for dessert in some some creole some. Some by you goodness. See I got a lot of ideas. Lot of ideas bounce around this. I don't know how to pronounce Booze Asian. Or whatever that was. Boo, what was it again, Dave? Okay never mind. It was something I've never gonna eat, and I guarantee you after tonight. I'm never going to try to pronounce again. Wait a minute. Oh, by the way I did my streets where I put Montoya's on a Dixie Highway Pike. And I. Don't know how I haven't been there. I and I look. I assumed there's like bengals and montages stuff up on the walls. How I've lived in northern Kentucky since I moved here, however, never been on Toya's. He's in. Crescent Springs Coral. You're on seven hundred WWL W. Yeah I do that I'm well. You're a bartender. Johnny benches I was a bartender before that I was looking for work. I was a bartender at the Beverly Hills Supper Club. Canberra Room that burned. Job and this friend of mine referred me to Johnny benches. And so it was like a new lease on life. You know sports memorabilia. They hit is catchers. Know Mitt there and people would come in, and it was like almost like a church atmosphere that really is. You know just just what I needed after that. But I appreciate. You let me call. Your sports was like A. Sky! Of Negativity Carl. That means a great deal to me. Thank you so much for listening. Please call again sometime. All right okay. All right you you as well, thank you. Bartender Johnny Bench's. Love stories like this Mason we go. Bob Tell me about a Bengal. Pizza Tower. I've kind of tired of years ago. Moving over open, a place called the pizzas our was off. Around Township really and then I think. It and it's been torn down. There's a chicken place. They'RE GONNA out. But. The couple of other things. During to Santa Place also at Kenwood. Yummy rubs. Arby's roast roasting place all right. And I'm in my seventies for originally, so I remember. Pizza you do. And one said. I'm belong to a service of club with their Tom. Yes You tell him you remind him. He stood me up. We were in Chicago for Reds and cubs. We'd had a long bus ride. He went back to the to the hotel to take a nap I said I'll meet you in Shula's downstairs at six fifteen and I called and I called and I called and I wound up eating by myself because he slept right through the dinner I'm different. Bills I cannot confirm nor deny that. Hey have a great night. I thanks for the goal I. Can't confirm or deny that I may have had a few Red Bulls and vodka at that point. All those trips trips were so good I could write books, but I'd have to protect the. Protect everybody if I can't write books about the APPS express, but it would be multiple volumes of our yearly trip to Chicago right I gotTA. Get outta here. Gary Jeff Walker serves up the NIGHTCAP. This was Really, fun this I did not expect this third hour from this topic, but when a listener gives me something by email or twitter or facebook that turns into this I love that so richie. If you hope you enjoyed your meal tonight at Greg Norman's Australian grill in Myrtle Beach, and if you're listening to the podcast, thank you for the contributions news next on the home of the rent seven hundred W W.

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Lance and Joe Speed 5/29/20

Lance McAlister

09:43 min | 3 months ago

Lance and Joe Speed 5/29/20

"The callister lot graphic cover is always between now nine o'clock. Let's get to the matter at hand. It is expected upwards of one thousand minor. League baseball players have been or will be released over the next couple of days. If not weeks some major league teams have already announced they will not be paying minor league players for the remainder of the season. The reds did announce late this afternoon. that they will pay the of minor league players, the the stipends for the players for the remainder of the minor league baseball season. The belief continues. Continues to be that. Major League Baseball ultimately wants contract the minor leagues for one hundred sixty teams, two hundred and twenty teams, the thought with what's happening now more teams will go under and bankrupt on the minor league level with that in mind. I thought we'd get some added context to all this and welcome in front of the show. He's the vice president of Sterling Sports Management He represents a stable of major league players in minor league players Josh Van, meter and nate Jones of the reds among others. We welcome in Joe Speed how are you? Doing. I'm well I wonder if you could paint us a picture of what the last. Twenty four forty-eight hours, what are the last couple of days been like with what is unfolding with the release of what is expected to be upwards of one thousand minor league players I don't know enough pink. I'm playing the role of psychiatrists over the last forty eight hours. you know I it included a text. One forty three am this morning from one of my players on the West Coast You know guys are worried. Obviously, there's a lot going on more than normal. Players are getting released right now. Teams grapple with another to pay players or not, and obviously the the the guys were. Were committed to being paid, so may thirty first and now everybody that gets released that savings for the team, so it's been a busy time. I personally have had three players already released. It wouldn't surprise me if there's more that's never fun phone. Call to get from your Client Joe. What happens for those guys who represent what happens next? What do you do? What do they do? Well in a perfect world, a player gets released, and then I get on the phone and I start calling you know my friends that are farm, directors and other people in other organizations. And I do everything I can to try to find these jobs I tell the Guy Hey. Right down a list of all the coaches you've played for over the years that lie to that are within another organization I'll make direct phone call to those guys to try to find jobs. The problem now is you know who the heck is going to take him Everybody's doing everything. They can to get rid of players now, they we don't have. have four or five months of a of a history or track record of a guy playing well and scouts. Getting is on these guys so you know I these guys are the top spot, and you know normally you know normally we try to get a job. In this case, we might have to push this all towards next or this coming off season, but my my goodness. Thank of the players that are going to be in that pool of. Players looking for jobs you're going to have. All this going on right now. You're GONNA have teams. Getting contracted next year, so you might not have rookie ball anymore. Then you're gonNA have the general number of players that get released at the end of the season. It's it's just going to be a nightmare the. Land is a lots of guys. Careers are ending a lot sooner than they thought. Ju Speed checking in tonight. The leadoff sports sportstalk vice president of Sterling. Sports Management, represents a number of minor leaguers and Major Leaguers Joe provide some context here. This is in many cases, framed his billionaires versus millionaires that certainly not the case on the minor league level. Give the context of say in a ball player, maybe a Dayton. Dayton drag not specifically dragon, but a player fans can relate to what does a player at that level make per month, and for how many months a year when I'm sitting around with people at parties or whatever we always have this discussion of how much money baseball players make and I always posed the question to lay people. How much do you think Dayton dragons? Good example. How much do you think he makes? Makes a year and the answers I. Get her comical Not Anybody's fault biggest. Don't know it's the assumption, but what I can tell you. As a Dayton dragons player. If he comes out of college, he's probably a second year. Minor League player that means he'll make about twelve hundred and fifty dollars a month, and that's only during the five months season. So that's that's it. That is their yearly salary for playing. Playing Minor League Baseball and twelve fifty a month times five months in my Butler math on the fly that's about sixty seven hundred dollars for the year holy cow. Yeah, yeah, and and you know that's why you that's why you hear stories about you know seven guys saying in a two bedroom apartment and one guy has the living room. One guy had a top on the dining room. Somebody sleeps in closet. Everything you can to save money, 'cause you just don't make enough money to live Joey. Well here's a scary thought, but I'll ask you to look into a crystal ball. What is the landscape of minor? League Baseball look a year from now because I mean I. Don't think it's a stretch to say there. Are and I told you this morning. I heard Jeff passing. Lay this out from ESPN. There's a number of these minor league franchises. It's simply aren't going to be able to survive this euro. Chance I, mean I you know. They wanted to get from one sixty, two, one twenty that number. I while I while I'm not gonNA. It's GONNA be lower, but it could be switched around for example some team that was talk. Maybe they've got enough money to go and one of the teams that thought they were going to be a part of the plan going forward. They may go bankrupt in the interim so I. You know the look at the crystal ball. Ball I am telling you. It's not going to be pretty You know this I. Mean you mentioned the top teams including the Rajen? Kudos? So the and it doesn't surprise me. they're paying their minor league players through the end of the minor league season. Think about being an Oakland. A player not only is that minor leaguer not getting paid starting Monday, but. You know when this all started happening. All my guys called me and said time apply for unemployment I get unemployment, and the answer is no because you're currently under contract. With the Oakland A.'s. They said we're not gonNA. Pay You, but you're still a member of the team. You're still under contract, and you're not allowed to ply for unemployment, so and those guys are sitting around with their buddies. The plane other organizations into this point you know the majority of them have have said they're gonNA pay for a little bit longer, and you're like my goodness just. Organization. I'm done getting paid. These guys are getting paid I. Have Nothing I can do about it, Joe, is you know this reaches in a number of different directions? I don't think people fully understand or appreciate because lay out a scenario. What's going to happen with a lot of scouts today after the draft? Day After the draft. Some scouts have been told that they're going on furlough. In other words you spent last year. Away from your family for two hundred sixty days. To make a minimal salary to do everything you can to help this organization. Stop their farm system and we'RE GONNA. Use You up until the day of the draft in the second draft end. Sorry, you're done till October thirty first. We don't need you anymore and I mean that's just. That's just a toddler. Let's an I know. Things are tough out there. It's not just the baseball industry. It's my industry. It's my side of it. It's everybody, but that's just a really tough way to go because these scouts that. That I know so well work their absolute butts off to to create a great value for a team farm system and they're you know they're now non essential the day after the draft last question for you and I'm sure you receive this in every interview you do around the country. If I were to give you. A scale of one to ten and ten is play ball. What do you think happens with the major, League, baseball season. I'm. GonNa put on my optimistic hat was say the answer is nine and a half I. Lance I. Imagine. These two sides won't figure it out I. Have I've had somebody else? Just text me and ask me similar question. They said this normal. Sure that these guys, each side takes off the other side so badly at the beginning of negotiation, and then as we get near a deadline, things start to happen now. We don't have a deadline here. Wish there was because then I have a better idea. One things are gonNA happen, but I would have to believe in the next ten days. They're going to have to figure it out and I'm not gonNA. Sit here and pointing. Pointing fingers right now that a lot to other segments, but I think that that they're going to play as I said all along my fear is larger in the sense that they don't finish the season because of the virus versus not coming up with financial parameters. I think they'll figure that out, but I will tell you. As the next ten days are going to be awful interesting and it's not going to be pretty. You are. Always a wealth of information I appreciate your time in. Hang in there Try to enjoy your weekend all right. Thank you very much for having me anytime. I prime. Thanks Joe Take Care You, too. There you go, Joe Speed Vice President of Sterling Sports Management and representative for a number of major league players and minor league players, and doing that I I think I. Did the math wrong? That'd be sixty, two hundred and fifty dollars for say a player at A. A ball the Dayton dragons level for his time during a season again the random we'll get into the headlines. The reds have said today they will pay their players. They're minor league players for the remainder of the season. thumbs up to them on that. We'll get you the headlines, and then we'll really rock and roll six nineteen sportstalk seven hundred WWL W.

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6-3-2020 Lance with Doug Gray

Lance McAlister

09:48 min | 3 months ago

6-3-2020 Lance with Doug Gray

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Let's get to it. Seven zero, nine seven hundred wwl w. this is in fact. Sports talk two hours to get it done tonight. Then Gary Jeff Walker serves up the NIGHTCAP I see a lot of baseball on the docket. Let's front and center to lead off the show the news of the day quickly for Major League Baseball's. You heard a little bit of off the top of the news the major league baseball owners rejecting the players proposal for one hundred and fourteen games. will not counter. They say it looks like they could try to implement their own fifty game schedule. In the end, meanwhile, Minor League Baseball continues to see releases across the board. A baseball, America reporting one hundred seventeen players released including forty eight by the Cincinnati reds that number, approaching, if not surpassing one thousand players around Major League Baseball or Minor League baseball over the last week. Week or so, that had been released for more on that I figured it's. It's about time we turn to our. Our friend owns stock. We haven't talked to for a while, but he is all things. Reds, Minor League Baseball, and all things minor league baseball as a whole I would highly recommend his website. Reds Minor Leagues Dot Com that would be Doug Gray. How are you? Good Landlady doing. I'm well and I've been looking forward to talking to you because I I certainly appreciate your perspective on the Minor League game and a and give me a reaction to the the big picture of of a release of upwards of a thousand minor league baseball players over the last week or so and the trend in in minor. League baseball right now. I'm headed if not surprising when everything kind of shut down and spend training the boundary side of things. They didn't instead of playing games. Yes, you know Major League Baseball. They kind of started games a couple of weeks before that but. Nobody's even played yet. Their spring training starts a little bit later. And so when that happened was A. Basic Moratorium on the on transactions and often moves. He's not allowed to make any sort of you know. Releases normally make throughout spring training the trip down the RAW. Well that didn't happen. That moratorium was up at the end of May, and so what you're seeing now. Basically what most teams were going to throughout spring? anyways now unfortunately for the players you know, does it put it into work in the? You didn't really get a chance to show the. Hey, you know even though maybe I came into spring training thinking fringe guy, you know the improvements I made I'm gonNA show you now. Let's get that chance. That's beverly sucks for them. From and I think the number you know you mentioned two thousand players being cut over thirty per team. Most of those guys or at least most of those news from going to be made in one shape. Or another during the spring, and it didn't happen all happening. Right at once. It just a big shot. That did you think about it like? Oh, my Gosh! A thousand players all at once. Doug off for a little context here so much of this argument is framed as billionaires versus millionaires, owners, versus players and I've always felt lost in the Shuffler. The are the minor leaguers who certainly don't make anywhere near that I know this is a subject. You're very passionate about, but just kind of offer perspective on salaries of minor leaguers. Well. next year major. League baseball kind of committed new salary scales so next year they'll be making more money than what we're about to talk about com, but right now you play in rookie, ball, or able to be the Dayton, dragons the Daytona Tortuga. You make two hundred ninety hours a week. If you're in AA, you get free fifty. If you're in triple eight, you get five hundred and two dollars a week now that only applies to players that have not retweeted is yet. They negotiate their own contracts, and you very different for them from next year. That's going to go up to starting at four hundred dollars a week and it goes up hundred dollars per week per weapons. And the guys do remain next year. They're going to get them quite a bit better. They're being paid right now. Doug look into your crystal ball. What the shifting landscape in Minor League Baseball? What does what does the future of Minor League Baseball Look like to you? For those who haven't heard maybe baseball wants to eliminate. Forty teams from the minor league farm system and basically it's going to be thirteen. They're GONNA have one team fat. They're twin training facility. GonNa play all the other thing facility team suspender area whether it's owner. But they're getting rid of all the other teams kind of between there and. So. For example. My things and the Doggerel read those probably her yesterday as far as affiliated teams go next year. From hang out and figure moving up to the next level because the Dayton. So you're looking at you know. He's seventy to eighty players breath in every system, all minor league baseball. You're kind of you're taking away opportunities for guys to you know who may have been overlooked coming out of college. Who that they may not get that opportunity to kind of show what they've got You. Know, they would have done in the past and you didn't happen too frequently, but you always hear their stories. I mean the red said Guy. Ryan Hanigan. He went undrafted. And he he made A. Twelve year bigly career out of it. It's not going to get a chance anymore. What does NWEA joining us? Reds Minor Leagues Dot Com. What is what is no minor league season? Mean for guys like hundred green and Nikola Dollah a couple of the rights top pitching prospects. Now! What what a balance on agreed coming off the Tommy John. News a little bit less because he was going to be limited in his activity anyways I. Think you know right now is basically the time line. They had set up printing just now. Getting into games and very limited action, as it was but I think for a guy like hundred. It doesn't quite meet as much that he's coming off the Andrew. They're gonNA. Take four with him and kind of easing back in not valid nickel Dole well but he even the the kind of guy that maybe if we get major league baseball season. You know be one of those guys that's on the taxi squad or the practice roster whatever they WANNA call it. Because in theory, if the the season he's the guy that might be ready and able to help you out I think that you know one of the things that fort worth seeing. Is You know? Especially today we saw a lot of these releases guys during the double and triple eight arena who we're going to be free at the end of the year who want? In the minds of the major league teams possibility for that practice squad type. Player! Kind of guys got released because they don't expect to play a minor earlier this year since so you know you only have so many roster spots and we're gonNA. Now I think the young guys who. Were drafted last year. That didn't get to play much last year because of how they were drafted, and they played half a season. you're losing a lot of developmental time there because you're gonNA, go a year and a half before quake. Again! but at the same time we see guys get entered a full seasons anyway, and generally they come back just fine. Obviously, you rather have them playing learning and developing call that the I think they need just pushes. Everybody gets a little bit further down the little estimated time of arrival if you will. The draft is one week from tonight. It's been reduced from forty rounds to five I'm a little short on time Saul. Skip to this. Is there a name? Is there someone you would like to see them target? Obviously, it's contingent on the eleven picks in front, but for the reds at number twelve one week from tonight. The guys that really stands out to me Max Meyer is kick you out of Minnesota I think he's underrated player in the draft. Some Bachelor CNBC. Win The red range. Some won't I think the other guy I've heard really good things about. A high school pitcher Nick Able. Now. To. Me, from what I'm hearing is is it or just, but but I would like to see the register after I got about thirty seconds. Do you believe we see Major League, baseball, in twenty twenty. I, feel confident now after hearing what William said earlier but I feel would say seventy, five, twenty, five. I think there are some. Obstacles that they need to get over. He is Doug Gray. Reds minor leagues DOT COM, fantastic sight to check out. Doug great catching up hope. We can do it again and hope we can talk baseball later in the summer. Here thank thanks to Doug Gray reds, minor leagues DOT COM up next a couple of thoughts at caught my ear while running in a podcast I was listened to Jeff. About Baseball and specifically the minor leagues that is, we continue seven eighteen sports talk seven hundred WWL W.

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Dayton's Sports Crisis: The Live Stream

The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast

2:02:06 hr | Last month

Dayton's Sports Crisis: The Live Stream

"The. govering sports in the Midwest, it's the mid-west sports network and Wfan DOT net. From. Southwestern Ohio. It's Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast live. It's also upset one, seventy seven for those that couldn't listen in live. But thanks for joining us this league W Maui and also Brian, reese is on the line Brian. How are you this evening? I'm doing good. Thanks for asking yourself. I'm all right I'm happy to talk local sports. It's great to have you on course for those that have followed the podcast for awhile. Brian. Reese. was. One of the first few guests I had on this podcast then known as the gem on the Queen's Crown. episode seven, I think with Doug Brown Brian's audio was fine but doug's Yeah, I had to do a lot of editing afterwards, but heads. All right. It turned out. Okay. Before the broadcast daisy chaining search with stuff so That's always fun. You know someone makes software. That's just like for one thing and they don't have to worry about anything like that. They make a bundle of money. Well, the software engineering is kind of jealous now I mean, Hey, it's never too late to start something up you know you'd have a customer to me but. Today we are talking about Dayton sport crisis. This is continuing on from my episodes sports this paradise and Brian's articles on Gem city sports dot com about Dayton sports crisis. I like that name better instead of Sports Stirs Paradise Oh. There you go. That's why we're using that but basically. I'm sorry was the problem. There's a solution pretty much. Basically, we're talking about why these sports scene in Dayton Ohio, has dwindled down now of course, the University of Dayton flyers it's as strong as ever for men's basketball. We're not talking about that we're talking overall sports scene. Outside College hoops, we're talking wing Dayton was you know home to pretty much everything minor league. That could exist. I mean, there was hockey here. Great hockey history I mean soccer was here. Professionally, we had basketball team. We had a couple of basketball teams actually and we still do I believe but. With, this corona virus who's say in fact I, think I saw what half the businesses around the Dayton area could stay closed. Thanks to this quarantine. I didn't see an exact number, but that it was a substantial number and that's very, very unfortunate. Yes, it is because. You and I are both Daytona. We Love Our city, and we want to see the best out of it and you know. Sports are big part and actually that's how Brian I met during the Dayton air days that was my first winter outside right states and that was right after my hockey team troy. Bruins folded up up rights was that before New Year's yet had to been so that thing so that that's how we met as an intern that eventually helped out on stats and I think you were the main statistician for that. You know we were both sort of coast as dishes you call the stats I inputted them into the. Computer program which. I. Still had on my laptop until it crashed a couple of years ago. And the PA announcer always got. Just because I was trying to make sure you heard me and everything was loud and. Yeah that was Those are fun times but. We remained friends and we talk about sports every so often and You know with Bryant's articles and his experience trying to get an Australian rules football team into dating and being Parson attis quotes well. Yeah. But. You know Brian's got a lot of experience. So he's the perfect gentleman to accompany me on this live stream. We also have an audio clip from Lincoln Schreiber. He couldn't be on the livestream this evening he has a broadcaster for WS W. O. and he sent in an MP three and we'll play it along during this livestream again, if you can't stay for the whole thing or you can't. Really listen to whole thing or. You want to listen to it again, it will be episode one, Seventy, seven on the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts, and before we continue on big news, you can now find this podcast on Sunday pod Dot Com and I'm very excited about now managing to websites. But Yeah. That's where you go now no more going to my press kit on my old website just go to Sunday Pau dot com. That's where all the podcast goodness happens. It's a little barebones right now but you know work in Progress I'll I'll get it to where I want it eventually once I learn more press. It says what we say in the software business minimum viable product. Exactly. but Brian let's begin talking about it. Let's do a little preview on you How did you get into sports? Oh goodness went away stored I've always been A. Local sports fan I'm just following just any kind of team that's been around in the Dayton area but as far as. Real local sports. Go I went to my first on University of Dayton basketball game when I was about six years old. As. Informed that my parents are actually both ud alumnus. So that's how that connection came about and. What does various games more the over the years principally got season tickets and then I did. And Oh my goodness send I. Think the first non-dane fire baseball game I went to not basketball but. Of anything that's not unique. Related was I think Dayton bombers hockey when they moved to the another center. In the mid nineties, I think as my phone goes off in the background. But I really didn't get. Deepened to the minor league seen in sports into things sports until I think it was two thousand five. That was the year that the what was called the Dayton warbirds the first. Indoor hockey night in hockey. Indoor football team in Dayton in quite a time since the skyhawks I believe. And I was a part of the group there and. Thou. That year was the basis for that I M. Bit that I wrote for jumped say sports about last year where. It was that your where? There was pretty much any team you wanted you could find it was again, Dane warbirds in North Football. The bombers were still around that time. There was a basketball team that only lasted one season called Dayton jets which played most of their season at. All and their last two games at the. At Colonel White High School which no longer exists. It's crazy to think that colonel white is no longer a thing in terms of high school it's it was replaced with Thurgood Marshall I believe. And actually I remember my senior year maybe the year after that that was the last year of Colonel Wide before they turned over to Thurgood. Marshall Valley view actually played them in football so Yeah. It was It was different. See Karma white fold but yeah. Going back to Dayton sports thing. There is just about anything you could want here in town. exactly on to the next year. That was when in. Oh six. That's the Miami Valley silverbacks. Him, Hobart arena in troy a a lot of the early stuff for me was indoor full. That was kind of my flavor of the week if you will or flavor on decade for lack of a better term but they're not time I also had season tickets to the bomber for the last four seasons and. Had got a season ticket for the Jeff Dayton gems to point out for their last season. But I didn't really get into the sort of business if and if you will of sports until two, thousand seven when I was the For few years, the Webmaster for the Miami Valley silverbacks. which was a very, very interesting jogging. It's it was for a young kid I was on a few years out of college. It was interesting to spe- sort of be on the other side of sports if you will just a fan but to see things from. The just again from the side for lack of a better phrase. Absolutely I if you think about it just. Did. The silverbacks kind of coexists with Dayton's team at another center or am I off by Urasoe? For brief period in two, thousand and six, there was a different team called the Dayton bulldogs. and. They only lasted about half a season in them at. I think the only play maybe one two, maybe three games before nutter basically kicked them out. If I remember right the college radio station at Wright state covered those Games. You Know I. was really hoping that the what was the date and Wolf Wolfpack a couple years back that we're gonNA yeah I was really hoping that they were GonNa stick around and you know once they announced another centers like wow I actually get see what? You. Know Indoor football looks like at the Notre Center but it never came to pass. So we'll the skeptic in me thought that when they announced that the not announced another center I was. Very very skeptical because you and I both know rent at another center is not cheap big. Then you I mean the another center itself, it's about four floors of walkable space, not counting all the catwalks and everything from above but. Pretty Nice venue it's got it's nice page of history. In Dayton, sports I mean that's where Dayton Dynamo one point zero played for a little bit after bouncing from Hair Arena I. believe you know, of course, most notably, for Wright, State University basketball and bombers hockey around nineteen ninety-six and afterwards. You know it's always a fun topic to talk about bombers if they should stay to Hera am you know what if you know they waited for downtown ring or something like that? That's it's kind of a weird question. I mean hindsight being twenty twenty I, mean. I don't I apologize if I'm. From trauma but look I mean look what's happened by looking to harrow arena right now I mean. If the bombers, the bombers are still around who knows that they would even have a place to play in two, thousand, sixteen and Whatnot wins. When they closed. I don't know I mean. We'll never know just because of the fact that sow history round up I still would like to know what would happen if the bombers built that practice rink were the mills. Morgan. Pavilion is now if that would have helped local high school hockey or not. We'll just never know but. Again mentioning the potential arena in downtown. That's really one of the things that. I can't think of a better phrase that say that's really one thing that would really help Dayton sports out a lot of good quality indoor facility in the downtown area. And if you look through history that's been the big question of what if they actually built that downtown arena I mean when the Dayton gems one point Oh. Were successful in the seventies. You know that's when the offer was. Hey, we'll build this downtown arena and have an AHL team come in to downtown Dayton, and it looked like it was going to pass and then it just kind of fell out because the gems didn't WanNa give up there. I. Don't want to say their share but the whole point. Yeah. Their territory. That's probably a better way to put it I mean the whole deal was you know the gems would fold and then here comes this new hockey organization Doron through downtown Dayton I. mean this was back in the seventies when you know dragons wasn't even a thought in people's minds and no hockey was you know celebrating some good successes with the gems winning back-to-back Turner's. Exactly there but also remembered the same time I mean I. Wasn't around at that time I like to think that trump would at that time was a pretty bustling suburb at the time with the. Salem Mall was there I came up but I don't even know what remember what time period that was I vaguely remember going to have place once or twice during my childhood when my parents had some business up there. For. ME. I can remember the Salem when I was a kid and you know I'd be with my mom and my grandma. You know stroll through Lazarus and you know once the Fairfield Commons was built up on the other side of six, seventy, five, I mean. That's when Salem all started to go downhill and. You know I I've I feel for the city of trouble because it's you know it's hard working folks said, you know they they rally round the rams and It's going to be I think the rams are one of the few teams around few schools excuse me around here. That said no fall sports but after today's news which by the way. Looks like we will have fall high school sports after all and Brian I think you must be excited. I'm pretty excited. We have all sports. It's going to be something. It's going to be nice. It's really interesting but I'm more interested in the execution of dumb. I I saw something what they're not requiring testing at all that's going to be interesting. To. Tell you the truth that's the bit that kind of scares me the most. Yeah I I I don't know how this fall season supposed to turn out but. At. least we have a sports back in the fray so it'll be nice to get back behind the MIC phone and. Call few games here there. But anyway back to Dayton sports history I mean. There's a there's a great history here in Dayton Ohio and I I feel like you know along with the great musical history in Dayton and just what all Dayton Ohio is brought to the states in the world. You know people forget about it and when you say so much you put a team in Dayton Ohio they just laugh at us like Dayton there's nothing to do there. because they said it's under doing they noticed are looking are enough exactly I mean. Granted. I'm glad it's kind of like that. With any smaller a mid sized city I mean no, we're not a New York City or Chicago or Los Angeles Sir. A Dallas or any other major city like that. It's not something where there's stuff everywhere you came looking at Kissy something but dumb, there's some good stuff doing dame. There is an there's you know you gotta make your own opportunities. If you don't see anything, you know it's It is what you make of it. I mean there's opportunities here in Dayton and that's kind why started this podcast because you know it's an opportunity I thought that. There wasn't a lot of outlets talking Dayton sports not just you know high school football which yes that's big and there's you know. Fantastic communities. Roy. just surrounding those schools but you know. I just thought that most of the Dayton sports were not being talked about and there was one topic saying. If the dragons win does it really matter? I was like You know sport you know sports winning doesn't really matter I mean you know who cares about winning Kennel weird you should mention that. The thing the thing is with the Dayton dragons I'd like to think from the reds perspective, their purposes, not necessarily to win games it's more to brutality them to the next level so. I mean. They're in their motivation is necessarily when just to get some some wraps sometimes. At batter's. Plate appearance by parents are some little pitch and whatever. Yeah. I mean I think what the Dragons They they look at you know the whole experience coming to a game and keeping a cheap whereas you know you go to a reds game. Sure. You're catching the major league team but then you're also paying major league prices for parking concessions. You know what have you want some merchandise and drinks and stuff like that even few even if you just bought a razor ticket yeah. You you'd have to park somewhere or Spend a boatload of money to go by go some other means and majorly rather not cheap. I dare say you're looking at maybe. A hundred bucks just for one just two or three people. Thank the last time Leslie and I went to reds game. It costs US twenty bucks for. Two broads and maybe two drinks I'm not sure but I think I I. Don't now. I I was leaving the by the Bronx. I mean. In the last year the last slide the kind of major league prices was I went into New York, new, Jersey last year for Wrestlemainia. When went to the Barclay Center and those the food there would not only was it expensive but. Was Bizarre to me owes two things one they had no cash. She was just credit only card only and second thousand of those places that at those cardboard disposable drinking straws. Oh, which was. which initially wasn't used to it was kind of bizarre but. I mean could sort of see the reason behind it just to create less waste. Yeah, I get that but the straws aren't to great but I mean we go back I? mean. There's opportunities here in Dayton, Ohio and Brian you and I agree on this fact that sports can do well here. Absolutely, sports can do well there and they have done well here before like you mentioned the history with the. Dayton gems, and of course, currently with the Dayton dragons but. They, both both of them have their reasons for why they're succeeding in. There's plenty that you and I are both aware of why other teams have not been a successful. Absolutely. So let's begin the discussion Brian if you were in charge of getting a sports team into Dayton and. And just your overall in charge of everything. What's your first step? ooh My goodness. That's a that's really a tough one but dumb going had to go back to what I wrote. My first article a dumb going back to some of the failures what those twenty I think those teams that kind of failed to do is they try to think of it as sports I and business. Second. What you really idea was. So if I was in charge of everything and and roast resources were not that shoe, I get the business end sorted out I get. I mean, obviously get our brand name and get publicity out there. Just let everybody know that we exist. Just have all my ducks in a row. That's pretty smart I mean if people don't know who you are than how you're going to get those people in the first place. -solutely just get just get set up a solid foundation hire the right people for. Maybe. The first couple of months to get ourselves off the ground. Get in touch with all the local media at the know, hey, we're starting things up we're getting ready. And is constantly constantly stay in the immediate I the media's attention let or in the people's attention as well. What we build everything up. Now. Before we continue I just want to say I. Don't blame the media at all on this just because of the fact that you know. Who TV they just my card salk were back when we were kids heart salk had an crew of other sports anchors long with them sports reporters long with them wd t and they have Jack Cole and Hutch Carmen, they do great jobs, but it's it's difficult to cover all that once. So again, we're not bashing media on this and those three gentlemen were previous guests on this podcast I just WanNa make sure no one has the wise idea of own your advancing to me you you can use me. 'cause you sound that at the same time. It's not necessarily the media's fault I mean I'll say this how can immediate pay attention to you if you don't tell them who you are or let them know you exist That's one really thing that's kind of irritated me about at least half the teams that have come and gone over the last several years is that they make very little effort to reach out to not even just the media about to the public in general it's like. Just start a team and then expect people to show up I mean. The phrase if you build it, they will come comes to mind in honestly in the world of sports. That's one of my least favorite phrases because it just implies that. All you have to do is exist and people come and that's not the case. By building it you don't just build it up and then I'm done. It's more you have to keep building. You're never done building it, and that's a very, very good point. So building it, I think people get the idea that billion just means again like I said, the sports just building up to the point of existence whereas. Building, it implies all facets of the sport of all facets of the business. Absolutely. I mean again, it never stops sports never stop I mean yeah. The coronavirus did throw ranch but look how quick we got some stuff back. And racing, NASCAR and Major. League. Baseball League soccer and. NFL's planning for an NBA there down in Orlando with the playoffs and the bubble system for not only the NBA but the NHL. No positive tests. So you know sports, you know you can knock down, but they you they don't. You know stay down they get back up. Absolutely just requires a little say creativity but just requires just doing things smartly and you mentioned the bubble system. I'm personally a good fan of a big fan of the bubbas emits controls almost all the variables and just puts everything that. An athlete might need there and h I, think the NHL, the NBA of them things very well and. To, pointed out there the NBA sort of prentiss Raphael the MTV t were kind of the first ones to do the Bubble system in the US with the local red scare team to the semifinals but I'm just going off on a tangent there. Two straight years to good runs by the red scare as wow. Two straight years losing to the eventual champions and I mean you know it's better than being upset in the first round coffeehouse take off now. Also crew towards US crew. Sorry. Those something in my throat Back to the topic I think you and I agree one of the big issues that might hit someone in the face that want to start up a team would be lack of venue. Oh. Yes. Venue is a absolute big issue. 'cause again do you think you'd think of venues I went over at my first article, but I'll just try to gloss over quickly when you think of venues in Dayton there's a handful of come to mind. But as you've mentioned in a previous tweet, sort of the dragons effect is kind of I don't WanNa. Say ruined for everybody but it's ruined it for everybody I mean. Fifth third field or day airfields called. Now, it's a great facility we've been there multiple times its. First Class menu all around, and then of course you've got. The only other venue in its league is the University of Dayton. Arena, which finished a seventy million dollar renovation and just looks absolutely gorgeous that renovation took three years. Can you believe that it's I mean? They done such a great job that not only did they make it look new and give it. You know the upkeep that needs to succeed in this lifetime by you really feel like they left history alone and it's just it's still there. The updated, what they needed to and left alone. What they didn't I was said they had to get rid of the the Tartan floor though just because that that is a big part of Ud history to it is the part of you the history and it was even bigger shame. When sort of a bigger shame when folks can I get at least get a chunk of a Tartan four is A. keepsake and they said no environmental hazard which I can totally understand that as well. It's like the S- pestis, but you walk on it. That's there's nothing wrong with that at all I really didn't realize that the Tartan floor was environmentally bad. But you know that that's you know I'm not a science guy stretch the imagination. Science and you don't know what you don't know until you know what but But anyway back to the venues that are in town. The other high quality which we've talked about before is the nutter center up and it's got its own share of problems I. Think. It was on facebook it was on J. T. who? Was a JT Szabo who had who's been well involved with hockey locally, and in Troy for many years he's now they said. E. Aligned briefly that there was some issues between the bombers, end them the nutter center and. I. Don't know how I don't know how or why. But that just blows my mind. It does to me and. You know I. I like to think I'm welling grain into the sports scene in Dayton and Cincinnati. But I I don't know what goes on behind closed doors just because I'm not part of that talk. So. I'll never know just because of the fact that was in I was in college that time. But at the same time that's sort of the here what J. USA that's the bomber side. We haven't really heard right stateside. There may have been not a some other. Non, payment issues or maybe there was some just dumb organizational stuff behind the scenes. There's always there's three sides, their story, one side, the other side, and the truth. Yeah. I like to go back into the venue talk. Day Air Ballpark is beautiful and it's a great place for not only the dragons to play but they have done a nice job bring in local high school teams. They go pretty far north over Lima to get some schools I know my Twin Valley South Panthers were involved in a couple of these over the years preval. Shawnee was to values been in a lot of them. I. Mean. They do a nice job getting the local schools in and it's it's a lot of fun to not only work those games but announced those games. So definitely great venue mentioned ud arena another center fantastic venues as well but. I mean outside that you have tren arena, but the rest are high school venues. It will to is basically a high school venue. It's again with sues it the Fairmont High School in isn't fantastic facility. I mean. That's the only really. Sort of basketball ish place that you could play in sort of get away with as a any kind of professional level. Indoor venues like you said was pretty much only other high school venues and if you wanted to stretch your imagination the Dayton convention center. I mean that's where the gem city Roller Derby were for couple seasons and that will that wasn't too bad I mean if Actually if I remember I, think the original Dayton determine had their last season in the convention center as well as the last year in Dayton before they moved to. Cincinnati. Stayed there three years and then folded which I always laugh the fact that you know Dayton Dynamo two point. Oh, which will probably talk about during the Stream. Dayton Dynamo two point. Oh, they got their start in Cincinnati as saints came over to Dayton for last two seasons and. That was that it's it's funny how both Dynamo teams either came from or went to. Cincinnati. And in the Latter case I think they were sold to a group that. was either based in Cincinnati or northern Kentucky I WANNA say Cincinnati. But and then that was the end of it. I mean if someone really wanted to set up a very successful minor league team there probably look they probably have to build the venue, and if you think about what's around dating, you're probably going to have to build in the suburbs just because downtown is. It's pretty full and that space that I thought. I think you thought this to you probably thought this and then I was like That's a good idea. the the town that lawn, the corner of Kiwi and webster that might have been nice place for field and. That that's no longer there's a building there. I know a lot of logistics going involving into building on the stadium anywhere. The only other thing that might make sense at from any angle would be. Top to bottom renovation of welcome stadium. But then you get with the Dayton public schools and all that. Yeah I mean I'm pretty sure. They wouldn't object to it if Sony waved enough money and had enough promises and such but. It's hard to see that happening if nothing's coming. I need to see the money and you know some concrete plans and make sure that you're not just going to run off. We say okay. But that's again with them. Talk about indoor venues and outdoor venues. There's. There's really where to play which. Like I mean, there's really not much more to it than that. I mean I think the Dayton Dynamo two point oh were sort of on the right track go playing at was there was a Roger Glass Stadium Social Milan Julianne. Now that is a very very. Nice facility I mean I mean we've we've been to plenty of high school football fields unite both and that and I'll say it seems it seems sort of the least like a typical high school field. It helps Roger. Glass doesn't have a track around it. So you're literally sitting on top of the field because I really don't know of any other. Stadiums like that that don't have a track around because only other stadium that I know of that doesn't have a track is actually in our own ten of a kettering the was it roused stadium. He's never track on that rounded, but it's only as wide as a football field. So football's really the only game you play there I've only been there once and it was my first stuff two calls on nine eighty am and I totally forgot about that I, thought there was a track around rush. Nup there isn't them but. Pretty much. Every other feel that could potentially have stock or whenever. It's got a track on around it except for Roger Glass, there's probably one or actually actually. Oh. I don't want to see I. Tell a lie but I remember it was either I think it was last season. When I was doing radio for these sports for soccer it was I think it was at spring borough. But. I'm not talking about the big main stadium which I think does have a track on it. They were playing their soccer games at the middle school. That's right. that that reminds me Centerville. Their soccer field is soccer and Lacrosse, but it's played neither the main stadium. But at the their field behind was basic middle school that's a beautiful facility and I get a chance or I have the chance s few seasons had one or two games I got to announce their and it's a lot of fun and you know it's like I said great great venue but at the same time I, mean, there's only what now I'm wrong there's two sets of stance I. I don't know why I was thinking there's only one set. But. You we get what you're saying. It's just you know. If you want to play outdoor soccer maybe even bring a minor league Lacrosse team which. I don't know if that's really a thing or not i. hope it is because I want to see Lacrosse grow. I mean I can't really think of ever stadiums that don't have a track around it. It's it's. That's the problem that any would be professional team that comes to town was going to be facing, which is making me think that. The maybe the right approach to building team might not necessarily be a professional team but. To sort of do what to do it's been tried in the last few years. You just build an image team at a very, very high level and just sort of build that up or Ganic to the point where. Either has to be professional to get to the next level or. Basically, pro or bust if you will. I was GONNA say Dutch lions. They are US league to are you talking about league one in that sense then? I'm. I guess I'm not really sure. I mean, in the US L. Umbrella yes. League one is pretty much the only way he can go upwards but. In order for them to get to that point in my opinion. In order to get to where the nor to just make more money or whatever not to. Were going pro. What have to be the right mood to Gil? That's probably it. Also, like to shift the conversation over, we talked about outdoor venues but indoor venues because you know my. My Main Sport I've been broadcasting past few years has been hockey and with arena closed and the no center. No longer having the proper ice making equipment or you know they don't use it. You know there's no real place to play ice or play hockey play ice. Let's go play some ice. Well. You couldn't play ice even if you wanted to play is today there's. He said no hair no another and the only other places that hold hockey rinks can only see maybe a couple of hundred a few hundred people. Yes I mean if you're looking for you know. Juniors it'd probably be. Okay. Maybe but if you're looking for like the pro experience of you know yesteryear with the H. l.. I was GONNA say the Central Hockey League with a kind of got folded into the H. l.. So you know if the gems never folded the second time round, it was interesting to see if they you know stayed and became part of the. L. Again rekindled that rivalry with Toledo and Cincinnati. Fun that would have been fun to, but I don't know if I would have been able to broadcast just because you know. I got my start with the demons and. I don't know if I've ever got a shot with gems to point out. And what could have been but? Anyway, there's not a whole lot I mean. Again it goes back to. Building a venue but Hemi we're again we're kind of getting into a chicken and the egg situation here. I mean. Do you want to build an arena in the hopes in the. Potential hopes that the team would come by or do you want to build something up from the ground up for become a? A team that needs to stay rather than stadium that needs team. If you look at the situation in Quebec City. You know they build this brand new policy and they're trying to get the nordiques two point. Oh, up there and it hasn't happened yet. So it's become like a giant home for their junior hockey Team. I think that's how you say that in French. It's to say I think the caller say I think so I. got that little accent that the think it's pronounced a or say call us. At probably makes more sense but brand new facility it state of the art and it's ready to host an H. L. team and it's been open for quite some time I don't think quite ten years but it's it's been open for a long time and they still haven't been able to get NHL team into Quebec City I mean that I'm not You know we build arena we're waiting for an NHL team become the Dayton. Ohio. That's not what I'm saying at all. If you build an arena like that the multi multi purpose arena, we're GONNA have your hockey team, a basketball team indoor football team. Purposes the keyword there exactly. I mean you would know more than me but that's helsing. Do they hold them other events like concerts or? And such yeah. I think I think that they do up in the caller it replaced the Pepsi caller say which was the nordiques last home until they moved to Colorado in nineteen, hundred, five but Yeah, I mean multi-purpose. That's how you're GONNA make. That's how you're going to stretch your dollar and that's how you're going to get things in there. Now, the big question is if you build this multi multipurpose van you are you putting it because again? You can try to you know renovate Ding Convention Center I think that'd be pretty nice spot but S- I don't do agree there but. Going back to what else said. Having Room in the place, it's having room in downtown. It's going to be very, very difficult. and. It can be hard to find land. So interesting I thinking renovating something exists if you WanNa, keep it in downtown maybe the best option. The only other thing I can think of just going back to trends and such is that this is just a random thought. The last dome bigger read the first big arena that was built. I mean that wasn't you the Reno was Hera Rena I remember and Nauseam. Part of like a big shopping center area would sail a mall and everything. And when the center was built, that was kind of around the same time when the fearful mall is being built or. Fairly. While you're two before that and that's kind of what ramp that up. Yet. Another center they worked on that in the late eighties and opened it fall nineteen ninety and the Fairfield Commons mall would in nineteen ninety-three. So yeah. With stem stem that. So if it was more of a perfect storm of of people coming down to win shopping there and having an entertainment venue nearby so. I mean, right now the only might be the only hope as far as building a Um stadium or read somewhere. Wherever. The people are whether they were doing shopping whether they're doing business that. I mean basically. You're going to have to reverse that trend because Austin landing is probably the. Not The one center that's growing the most the green may be, but I think Austin landing is I mean I've always wanted a building there are a multipurpose there Austin landing or right across from it just because. It seventy, five, I mean you got a straight shot in Cincinnati. If you build it close enough to the highway, you can see it from not only seventy five but seven, forty, one major major roads you gotTa Law shopping you got a lot of eats you got movies across the way Dow there's that little emergency room they build across the roadway there's. There's now shortage of things to do around that area and it's growing. So you know I'd say maybe Austin landing would be a nice place for it if you know you consider and that's the only place that comes to mind you mentioned the green but unfortunately I don't think they're saying thing anywhere any land or such around there that will be good for that so. I can't really think of anything 'cause there's a lot of. You know there's a lot of houses. If you go east past six, seventy five, that's a really nice neighborhood out there. If you try to build north, then you run into the problem of are you going to build? It's not so easy to get to you know six, seventy, five you can get to eight, thirty, five. Sure. But it's you know I it's not a highway where you can get on get off quick so. But I mean. They there was a twitter account for was still in college looking to build a venue at Austin landing and you know it never happened in that account died pretty quickly if I remember right just. I don't know if we're always see a new venue I don't think it's GonNa be something. We're going to expect the next few years maybe. No in the long run like ten years or so but You know it's the only thing I can think of is as long as. As. Long as venues like another center keep taking taking big concert halls concerts other other once in a while events besides just Besides Wright state basketball I don't know that might change all plus also with a Ud's renovation that might attract some stuff as well. So. There might not be a whole lot more demand for. Indoor same released Super Professional Grade Stadium. I mean, you're GonNa have to build it where It's it's better to go to that place instead of just you d arena or another center you got to. Your fighting the big fish is up there and it's Yeah. It's just it's something that needs to happen to get some of these sports back but. Again I don't know when that's going to happen or not. Northern outdoorsy like you're saying them getting there is kind of. Important thing as well. I mean I mean if it's so Arnim nowhere if you gotta go through a lot of local streets, it's GonNa be a lot more. It's GonNa be a lot harder to convince people check it out. Exactly. Now, Brian We were supposed to have another gentleman, join us on this Stream Lincoln, Schreiber I mentioned that and kind of the beginning He wasn't able to join US tonight. So now I think appropriate time to play what he said and we'll played in chunks a little bit will Tell you a little bit about him and everything. So are you ready to hear what Lincoln Schreiber's gotTa say? Yes I am all right. Hey, they're lee thanks for having me on the show today Sorry I couldn't join you in person so to speak in the digital sense right now. But at my getting my parents and the first time I've seen my parents and almost two months. So can't quite leave that one behind if you know what I mean It's a little bit about Myself Lincoln Schreiber everyone just calls me link. and has for my entire radio career. I Have Been Broadcasting High School, Sports for twenty one years now In fact, this is going to be the first season that I'm not going to be simply because of covid. I've enjoyed a very long career over with W West W. O. L. P.. The volunteer station there and Huber and working with Zach Reaping Hoffa neighbor Nar, and Brad Lewis and and everybody else over the years. Kevin. Boyle that's been a guest on your show before his untimely passing even Yuli There and volunteering with you for a short time. So yeah. That's how I know of Lincoln Schreiber. We Walk Together W. W. Good. Guy. And hopefully, a future guests on my podcast soon. But. He couldn't make it today. So he asked him a couple of questions and he's responding to it There is some unfortunate news WCW was today or yesterday. They announced that they are unable to broadcast fall sports for the warriors just because away press boxes saying no, and you know COVID. So we'll let's kind of concern for many reasons but. Concerning definitely. So I'm going to go ahead and start the clip again. And just having a lot of fun with that, we do that for maybe fifteen. Fifteen. Season says my here, my cat in the background sorry about that and then I started off at Wright state in ninety nine at W. S. W. W.. W. W.. S.. U. I came in as a volunteer and started volunteer with the Sports Department there and they actually had a big shakeup where they're sports to record left and they brought me in they bended some rules and they brought me in as you hear Selena, there in the background So that's kind of where I made my star and then just kept going here and there it wasn't very long after I worked for graduated from Wright State University with a degree in broadcasting I worked over W. H. I. O. for a time and still they let me volunteer and help out with sports here and there as I could. And I left the radio industry paying radio industry for teaching and I went back and got my graduate degree in English composition rhetoric and I have been. Ever since a professor right now so But I have enjoyed my broadcasting and I've enjoyed watching so many generations of high schoolers. Play their first game from their last game especially for Wayne that's been my primary look at was way nice cool. Sorry I let the cat out. Okay So Wayne High schools where my primary home and primary recording and I've been doing football and baseball and basketball and softball. And I know that we've had a lot of requests to do track meets wrestling. I have done some wrestling and some stadium announcing just volunteering and you know much the same way you have Lee and kind of making a nice career at any way possible and I just kind of decided instead of trying to find all of that that I just kind of went with teaching route and. Paid off quite nicely. But thanks to wliw I've always had a home to come in and do sports casting, which is is it really has always been my I. Love. Kind of a brief introduction I guess. And what got me. Into Sports. Really, you. Kind of got me into sports broadcasting is I grew up listening to sports on the radio my dad, and I would listen to Games all kinds, and even still I would I much prefer listen to a game on the radio than watching a game I'm a big forty niners fan. So this last season that that where the niners tidwell. For the first time in a long time really really well I was the most games I got to watch but I have to go through so many hoops to listen to a forty niners game You know some of the major sports makes it. So difficult to do that one I I've been a sports director for years and I've been A. Just. A broadcaster. I much prefer being a broadcaster than the director if I can help it. But Hey anything that gets me in that booth with a headset on and just get to watch these young athletes develop and play and just because a lot of the Mungo be. The high school. And you know you you know those people that will and you're you're glad for them but it's something special when you've got a person that you know is not going to go beyond and watching them just that is their moment. That is a moment they'll think of for the rest of their life and that's probably the saddest part of Corona. Now. Is that they are going to miss out on that that that aspect? So question to what makes the dating scene? Sports Scene Awesome. I like to point out that In me once I heard, he was a forty niners fan I was like girl you knocked us off on both both super bowls in the eighties but no, I'm basically yeah. Lincoln Schreiber like I said, potential future guests on the podcast and you hear what he You know went through in his broadcasting career good dude and he's got some interesting things to say because he's also been apart pardoning sports scene as well. Brian. I'm you. I'm still here I'm sorry. No, that's fine. I. I was GonNa ask what were your thoughts about hearing about the Lincolns background Sounds like he's he's been. Quite a while I mean. Very impressive everything that he's done. Sounds like an will. Mitch here we've got the say. and. He's got a pretty interesting points while so just wanted to make sure that you were still okay and let's roll that beautiful being footage. You know it's it's very interesting I. Think it depends on which it senior looking at. For example the fanaticism that surrounds high school. Football. Here in Dayton you have people who? Don't have children at all that have season tickets to their local high school team. You know or they get so upset you know with what happened in Wayne with coach Mittens replacement. People just. I really thought some of them may have just got up and moved out a few nights. You know it's quite amazing the dedication and they haven't had children in Wayne or they don't have children in Huber Heights or never have or they have it in decades and they have that utter undying loyalty you get that with you E to. Ud Basketball especially. I. Mean Try to get you the ticket sometime. You know. It's it's I tried to go to a few games who that's a noise level that rivals any NFL stadium in. You Ud arena and I think that sort of thing is really what makes the Dayton sports scene awesome the the huge amount that goes still to the Dayton dragons you know, and that is probably one of the some of the best days in summer and let me tell you a quick story of a friend of mine named Doug. Who's WHO's no longer with us Doug had had some problems in life had been working on getting his life better but he works a couple of part time jobs and you know he still had some substance abuse problems. But what he he would do this a couple times a season is that he would work his job and work his his two jobs as much as he could to save up to take me to a lawn seat. At the dragons with the, he was a poet of mine from the Dayton poetry slam and he would save up and he would buy two lawn seats for the two of us and we buy me a hot dog and a beer no matter my insistence that if he's paying for the ticket, I pay for the food. he wouldn't hear of it but just the sheer joy it brought that man to buy me a lawn seat and a hot dog and a beer, and I think that's one of the Nice things Patine to, as you can still afford a hot dog and a beer But I think, that's that says, something a lot about Dayton sports scene is just that. It's not a liver die situation, but it's just sheer joy but you don't get that in every facet. You don't get the Ud fan base at Wright state. You just don't you know and and my years that's my years of. Years and years of of going to write state and going to things that Wright state You just don't get that same fanaticism and yes, it's a little bit of fair-weather Ness there at Wright state but you don't get that there. You. You got that for some of the time at the bombers when the bombers were here. You got that for some of the gems were here. Oh God I loved going to Gems Games. And even you know it was funny I don't know if you remember this or not Lee but the Dayton diamonds may Kevin may have brought this up to you I in talking to you over the years the Dayton diamonds were A. Women's professional football team here in Dayton They were a it was a one of a kind thing. They'd literally played in any field that would let them play. and I remember I was doing stadium announcing for them very rarely got paid for it but I was doing stadium announcing for it, and in fact, I was using my own equipment to to do the announcing Kevin. Did it for a while too? And I remember broadcasting their very first touchdown. You know the the team was trying as hard as they could, and they had crowd that would come out to watch. But I, remember broadcasting their very first touchdown in Utah, thought those women women had won the Super Bowl. The way that that place just went crazy. So I think that's what makes the scene. Awesome is when you've got a sport that's got those die hard fans that are willing to be there And I think that is also what needs to be improved for the date and sports scene is that You know and I think that I don't know how you would improve that. So you know it's kind of interesting to see. The you have the die hard. Ud Fans you have a die hard high school finance. You have the die hard dragons fans, but I think dragons are interesting because. People go to the dragons for the experience I very rarely. Personally, I've been going to dragons game since they opened. they used to live right down the street from from the stadium used to hate it when they play a late game or when I was working third shift Over W. H. I. O. and and you know all sudden, they would win a game and all the pyro would go off in the fog. Horns would go off. I was the end of sleeping for link. But it's kind of interesting that you goodwin for experiences I went to the Dayton bombers much the same. You know you go up to Columbus the blue jackets game it's an experience you're not going necessarily for the team and I think that's why some of the other leagues and some of the other minor league stuff has failed here in Dayton is that they didn't really do a good job at putting in that experience and putting in that that it was it was a show it wasn't just you know the sport was almost secondary and You d doesn't do that you d the sport is the prime show when you go to a Ud basketball game and let me emphasize that. Basketball. You don't get that with ud football. You know I mean there's still a lot of people there for you football and I'm not trying to slight the program whatsoever, but it's not ud basketball. You know, and that's just end hauled all of it. It's not ud basketball but I think that's the thing you go to dragons game for the spectacle for the green team for roof man for you know seeing heater in gem walking around, you know seeing the bomber walk around back when the the days of the Dayton bombers Bill Kirby. In. There for the gems in hair arena. Oh I Miss Sarah Arena. In that some fast thing I think what you need to improve upon his the experience you know it's not just. Going to a game, YOU'RE GONNA go to a full experience. You know the cyclones down in Cincinnati that's an experience. You know that's an experience that I can't wait to share with my kids I I remember taking my. was she was a little girl to the Dayton gems at Harrow arena. It was her first ever hockey game and she loved she still will sit and watch a hockey game with me now absolutely loved that experience and got into it. But it was all the other stuff that really kept her wanting to come back and kept her wanting to experience that and I think that's why the other leagues again having caught on is that there's not. An experience you know you're just going to watch those athletes play. There's not the extra stuff around it and I, think that's what needs to be improved upon I mean. Yeah. You can spend all the money and build new venues you can. You can do that. But I don't think you're going to get the amount of success you need. Unless you have that experience factor. Like him brings up a lot of good points and he's at the end he's talking about we still have about ten minutes the clip there's A. Few questions but he brings up the experience and that's some of the Dayton dragons have done. You know right without question I mean. They're so focused on customer service and making you know family night type deal. It's. You know it's something that I don't know if I thought about the four but you gotTa have the experience of it. Not just you know you go to game there's the game you forget about it. You need something that you'll keep coming back to. Absolutely but before we forget. I'm so happy that he mentioned the date diamonds Quick Charlotta Tj she's listening. But anyway. Excuse me. Second. Sorts of the by through but anyway. I think he's spot on with the experienced bits and. Again, the Dayton dragons kind of the gold standard locally when it comes to billion experience and. You and I've seen plenty of times where. The experience for just the stuff beyond just the sport is just not there just. I mean I mean there's nothing really else to enjoy other than the sports I wanNA say the sport should be secondary I mean it's I wanna I wanna say it's of the. Meat and potatoes kind of thing we're one's kind of the main course. That's kind of a salad or the desert or whatever. But. Having a good experience having a good game day experiences very important. Thing too I mean. I'm sorry that's all right. Yeah I agree I mean. You know you're going to get sports when you go to a sporting event but now it's about what else can you provide outside? The sports I think you know there was a couple of nights where the demons and demolition did great things. I always liked it when the cop cars of would come out on the ice and do a lap that I think that was really cool I mean I i. liked it. I believe it was demolition where we had the troubled mass and banned in one of the corner of hair arena and they would play. All it was great and it you never would've thought that a high school band and hockey would mix. But let me tell you high school hockey and excuse me high school band and hockey mix although high school hockey in high school bands mix as well. I mean senator had that last year and I was really cool. So and there was one year I. Believe it was when the bumper still around they had was a lefty McFadden they had college hockey thing there and from one of the Games I went to Miami was playing the Miami pep band. What's actually there it was it was so for me having never experienced it, it was so strange having a pep band for a hockey match. Yeah. I never would have thought that would work but it does it does I mean, Miami does hockey right down on Oxford. Yes. I kind of wish we had a dog and ice arena. Up here in Dayton. But That's another topic for another time but. I'm sorry you go for another tangent. Sure. Just going back on another thing that he meant that link mentioned is that the fanaticism of high school and cal that's absolutely a big thing but I would dare say at one the reasons why that's An important thing released for high school and college is sort of sense of community and also you've got some sort of Bilton investment into the team or school that you're supporting I mean you'll have to. Have used to played for a team to have some kind of connection I. Mean me I've got a connection to kill high school being alumnus. I've never did one sport for them, but I'll cheer for them if they're going to game in same with the folks there for in Huber Heights for Wayne? I mean a lot of them are alumnus they've grown up around Wayne their whole life. So they've got an investment, they got a connection to win so they. They want to cheer for them and it's the same with college. You don't really get that too much with the professional and Set Man High Level Amateur Clubs. And it it? It's tough to because. You know like you mentioned highschool communities here in the community you know you pretty much root for that community whereas you know that's not necessarily the case for collegiate or you know teams like pro teams and semi pro teams it's you know you have to build up to that. Absolutely, I think the one of the biggest ways to do that is distorted get out into the community and that's Another thing that the when you mentioned one of the things that won't do right away is. Maybe, get some kind of community involvement in out their goats to where the people go. Ask them what they like. What they find out what they don't like just. Learn about them getting yourselves out there amongst them and. They'll see, hey, they're just like us. It's you know there there's law great ways to build up community spirit and I think I don't WanNa say it's one thing that's you know missing but it's something that I think you know should be an every blueprint of any team that wants to call Dayton home or anywhere home. It's a significant building brick to the entire process. And also I like to show Dayton diamonds as well. I was I. Still Hoping that they come back one day but. You know I. I, never worked for the diamonds. Always, you know followed long social media and. Didn't you work in the diamonds a little bit or my dreaming that Oh. Yes. I've done some stuff for their owner Tony Jackson quite a few times. She's a very nice lady. To her if she's listening. Hopefully a diamonds come back but in case the diamonds never do there is since Nice sizzle down south and I think they call one at Walnut Hills high school home once interested in catch a women's football which I wish it was more of a thing but Let's go ahead and finish up the rest of links. Audio file got about eight and a half minutes on this. Kind of answered question three in the last one you know. You can improve that situation by making it more of an experience. You know. Let's look at while I can't stop calling it fifth third. Day Air Credit Union field or whatever day or stadium whatever it is right now. When they built that. It was in the middle of a rundown area with nothing but empty buildings half of which belong to Mendelssohn. They bought all that land and they've developed that entire region it the Dayton downtown revitalization in some way started. With fifth third field started with the Dayton dragons. You know apartments all around there You Know Canal Street Tavern having a nice resurgence because you've got the field right there. They have good show people are walking in I know we were recipients of that from the poetry slam they would just walk in bricks all of those different and I'm sorry to throwing names out here but you know all those different places you know the luxury apartments now all around the ballpark that's all by design and I think that's because it was a conglomeration. It was a group of businesses that got together to come in and build up the dragons. I don't see that happening again. and striking gold twice also, let's think about this logistically. Where would you put that? Mike for Example if. We is there is the other problem is what support would even lend itself to that because when you look at it. What other sport has a good solid minor league BECAUSE DAGAN IS NOT A. Dayton is not an area where you plunk. Team it's just not if we don't have the size, we don't have the infrastructure to plunk. A Major League team here. Minor League a good solid minor league and I think that's one of the other steps as you have to be able to see that clear progression from the player you saw here at. Playing for the dragons and he goes to the reds. That's excitement that's something you can see. you got that a lot in hockey where you had players that were just starting out a you knew going somewhere and then you had some of those were in the twilight of their career that had been sent down but still had some great games left in them a always enjoy always you know. Always enjoyed seeing that. But where would you even like for example? Let's say. Suddenly there became, you had some type of Minor League football. Let's go football. 'cause you know. where I don't even know where you would play where would you put that? You know there's place downtown anymore to really place a stadium like that. You could place a little bit north hairiness old area a little too far either way. Let's let's just call likeness. People aren't GonNa Trot would because it's too far out of the way. It needs to be not far off of the highway much like another center. And I think another center could have been something huge had. The nutters not hindered. Buddy so much you know in their demands. So. Where would you even plunk I? Love using that word diabetes at like five times already. But where would you put it? Yeah. I can't think of a place that's very far off of the highway. That, you could devote the land. Maybe Marine. Just outside marine. Somewhere in that general vicinity. South of Dayton Austin landing that area. May. I just realized there's one spot that I didn't mention the stream the old Roberts West Carrollton I mean nowadays that's got the. Nice and easy on ramp off ramp from I seventy five and. The only question is, is it big enough to have the amount of parking that you need I don't know but the same time it's something that I didn't really. Bring up yet. So Roberts area wouldn't be bad but yeah I don't know the logistics of. Having a stadium there or not. Too sure about that either I'm trying to remember where you're telling me that you all were the old Roberts building used to be or yeah, it's all. It's all flattening. Now it's just a big. Okay. It's a big. Like when you were drive up my seventy five. Yeah. It's been a while serving up there will be off driven anywhere. So it's now where it's it's it's dixie highway and it's It's yeah. It's now four lanes and think I know what you're talking about now. But you're talking about the old days where you could get to I seventy five north you're going eastbound if you wanted to go I seventy five south while you're turning around and killing up there, it was Yeah that was an engineering nightmare. Like that but I don't claim to be an engineer but yeah, I mean that's that's an empty lot right there and hey, if you're talking about close to the highway. Well if you manage to build an arena on top of the highway I, don't think you're going to get any closer than that. I don't know again I'M NOT ENGINEER But to finish up links, audio file here it is eighty who knows. But I think also what you need to do is looking at this what sport. What. Sport would you even pull it? You have to have a good solid minor league where you can see those people going directly soccer would be good. You know if we I, know there I I have to apologize for my ignorance on this one I do not know if there is a minor league soccer right now. There is the Dayton Dutch lions and leaked to. But A good. Small mid. Level field. You know much much like we've done with the Dayton dragons, not a huge park but a nice small level for hockey or for soccer it can't say hockey because you you've got the cyclones down in Cincinnati and I know they've tried a couple of things up near Troy but people in Dayton are nocco to drive to troy. They're just not. You know the people up up north will drive down for a dragon's game, but it's gotta be something near. The main downtown ish area. Or you're not going to the audience coming in that. You want. I mean you know what I mean by audience that you want is the audience is GonNa come in and spend money. Because again, that's why the dragons have survived. They found that beautiful price point. And they've kept it so well, and I'm not talking about the seats because that's regulated. Ed and but everything else. I, if I go down to the reds, I have to take out a small loan. In order to eat for the day. but the dragons hey, the for the price of a pizza, I get a pizza and a hotdog and a drink. So. I think that's I. think that's what really nee- eating look at that. So I think that's what the steps that community Kansas agree that we wanNA bring somebody in pick somebody that's got a good solid minor league program where you're GonNa see that. People in that league, go up to a higher level. And I think that's the reason why a lot of other sports did not succeed. You do not see them going up to a higher level. All right. Do. Three Five. What do you see in the future of Dayton media and sports radio shows stations that cover dean sports new venues There is going on right now a big fight. I I call it a fight. It's more like a battle between If you look at it, there's only a few people that are still doing radio sports here in. Dayton. W S W O. for example, Centerville has a radio station. A lot of other schools have radio stations that cover. Spectrum obviously has coverage, but there is this other group that's doing a lot of facebook streaming facebook, live streaming and I think live video streaming might be the next evolution If we can marry some of the radio aspects with some of the video aspects, you know I think there's always gonna be people that want to listen to the shows, and that may not have the data to watch watch the video. On facebook WSB weekend will lot of US troops overseas that listen to our broadcast because they're broadcast there, they can get them, they can pick them up easily it doesn't take a lot of bandwidth we've been trying, and sometimes you know armed forces radio will push us a little bit and say, Hey, because one nice hometown Friday night football experience here. Here's the web link. Here you go but I think. Like a lot of different. Just it's going to have to be a new marriage of technology and I think that's what needs to happen to I think radio is going to go away. No. Never. there. So putting radios in our cars. It's never going to really go away. But if you look at it, overall, the amount of sports casting on the radio has dramatically dropped at its. It's gone to video video video video, but the problem is is. Video takes a lot of bandwith. It takes a lot of data. It takes a lot of specialized equipment that's saying that radio doesn't but I do see that's kind of what's going to be do I see the bigger stations I c. h. o. ever covering sports like they used to dope Other than what they do whether contractually obligated to do and what they make money off of and I think that's what it boils down to is what can people make money off of what can people sell? that. That's what's going to be the future I think if we're looking at sports casting now Li, it's people like you is people like Doug Brown you know that have. Created networks to cover games to cover things. That's I think. That that's ultimately the there's going to be the last bastions of high school coverage. That you have You get your local. TV You get your local stuff. The still covered games, but if you want good. Sit Down on the radio HASHTAG twin sidecars in the backfield. I think you know radio still going to be there? But I think it's going to be interesting to see specially post covid. How things look. if you WANNA follow me on social media I am on Twitter at Prof Ellen s professor I'm sorry it's at Professor Ellen. S on twitter I, don't know he's just talk about sports I. Talk about all things on that one Course I've been running the Dayton poetry slam for the last eighteen years. So you can fall was on social media at Dayton poetry slam. But it also I think the best thing is keep an eye on southwestern Ohio public radio W.. West W. o. on facebook. And hopefully. Come winter will be able to get some sports on the air again 'cause I have zero and I mean zero faith that we're going to get more than a couple of games for high school football I hate to say that it sickens me to say that I kind of throw up in my mouth a little bit saying that but I think that's what's going to happen so. Yeah definitely, Li I hope to get on the air with you live sometime soon, I've been. Looking for a way to get on there with you because I just I love what you do man and I have been nothing but impressed. With how you have crafted a wonderful career so far? And most people in your situation would have given up already on Sports Lee and gone and just got a desk job and just call it a day but man how you have. Just crafted yourself into an excellent broadcaster and an amazing. Amazing Hustle Man I am really impressed as I always have him my friend. So thank you take care and hope to talk with you. And that includes a link Schreiber's dish into the stream. Again with liked it, we got them live, but sometimes things happen. So and again, should be a future podcasts guests. On the since date in sports podcast Brian that was a that was very well done of link. It was a lot of good insights there in. I agree with them on most of the things that he said there but it's a it's a good template I would say. And before we continue on I just WanNa make sure Brian Co started Gem city sports network with Doug, Brown I. You know, I, didn't create anything I just talked to Mike and whoever. Has Me on? That's where I go so. You know with today's news hopefully, that means Cincinnati is back in my Fall. season. Future. Especially since right staying date and we'll have fall sports until spring I'm still still kind of wrapping my head how string season's GonNa look there's GonNa be soccer. Baseball, volleyball. Football, it's. Puts it but tensely Oh I should mention for those that follow the podcast Xavier and the biggie said no false sports cintel spring. So right now for fall sports I think since as the only one left and they're still talking about football season. So that's GonNa be interesting for the bearcats as long as things are the way they are right now pretty much everything is up in the air. So definitely again, thank you link for sending me that audio. You have to tell how you got the audio that Nice. Sounding because I feel like I have good sounding audio on my podcast but there's always always like, do I really have good audio or is it just you know? Oh, it's good because it was better than last time but. You know I'll ask you about that later have Two people chime in on their thoughts about sports in Dayton. Brian. And I hope you don't mind me reading them and the votes from former bosses. So if you're okay with that I'll start off with Jonathan Galleon. He was the general manager at WWF issue when he hired me as the sports director back in the fall quarter of two, thousand eight, he was the one that really believed in me and Known, the rest is history. You know also this is a this is a guy that I thought be done like sports in the slightest. Big Hockey Fan so When I found out, he wanted to broadcast a hockey game with me. I was just like. that. Come from you don't like sports. What? But and you actually did a really good job. He likes the Red Wings I think so. You know a lot better like the red wings back then that it is today, I'll tell you what? But his slots are he thinks the most important thing is finding an NHL team to be an affiliate of because he makes the argument that while the team like the demons were great time, they really didn't have a pro team to see the athletes go up and it's something that Lincoln was mentioning as well. The demons did have an affiliation with the E C H l Fort Wayne Comets, but That was only for the first year and it seemed like the comets took some the better demons players and I think they always sent back like two players for the demon. So. Yeah, not not the best working affiliation there but he brings up a good point. Yeah. He brings up a good point. Let the demons really didn't have a connection. And there was a funny story because they wanted to be called the devils but New Jersey kind of said, no, you're not affiliated with us. You can't use that name so. That if you ever wondered why it's Demons Z.. That's why. Now I mentioned it. So go ahead. Well I'm going to Kinda disagree with him and I think there's history I've mentioned before and other articles as far as maybe not just with NHL but with any kind of sport for that matter. history is Kinda shown that affiliating with somebody isn't necessarily going to guarantee you. You know getting more butts in seats are getting more attention to your program. If I remember the bombers have had a handful of 'em and affiliates at the time and in fact when they had was with. The local team the Columbus. Blue Jackets if I read the average attendance correctly, it didn't necessarily it didn't actually bump up attendance at all in fact, accounted just state the same. Yeah I thought they had one more before They weren't affiliate anymore like the last two or three seasons they did add affiliation I was buffalo at one point. I seem to remember that but I don't know it might be buffalo but I don't know it's just. It's website had a handful them during their lifetime but. I recall just that not being a factor and. I bring up more more evidence to the point the Dayton Dutch lions in their under previous ownership. They were at one point and affiliates of the Columbus crew and they had four I think sent four guys over to us one time and not only did it non help it led to season where the Dutch lines as they're in their last season as a pro team they did not win a single game anti remember attendance was at an all time low during their pro tenure. I also say to that crew fans still haven't got over that I think it was an Open Cup game and I think it was a West I. Was? Actually at Crew Stadium and I say that because I was there. Okay I know that. If you search on twitter, you'll see crew fans still talking like the Dayton Dutch lions are like Satan's. Spawn sporting form it's like that was years ago and that guy's now in part of the team any more. So I think I think I'm trying to remember gentleman's name I. It's escaping me for the moment, but I think there's a lot the last game here play for the crew and basically retired after that. Yeah, it mean yes but. I will mention for the bombers and the blue jackets. If you look at Columbus history now there's not a lot of sparkling moments for cj I'm fact the last few years you can make the argument best in franchise history I mean last year winning their first ever playoff series in sweeping the president's cup winners and Tampa Bay lightning I still can't believe that APP. But yeah. I mean when the blue jackets were getting started, it took them awhile the even sniff the playoffs so I get I get both the points to I mean I think if you advertise hey, you know we're we're hooked up with the blue jackets so we can send some of the players up to Columbus eventually where. Also. Minor. League hockey is a lot different than my baseball. If you're I, mean in a sense if you're a high enough, you know. If you're a high enough recruit, you probably not going to be in the. the AHL even depends on how good you are like a connor mcdavid type thing. Well. The other thing is I off. The gentleman that was injured with crew was name was Eddie Gaven. In turn. What year? That was that? Was I? Think it was twenty thirteen. But absolutely that was not but that was the year before the Affiliation. And I remember crew fans were not happy about the relation the next year. But anyway, they're still not happy that the Dutch lines exists but Yeah that that's if you search twitter. But that was my that was my point was that the affiliation by itself will not guarantee. And kind of and attendance or any kind of bump and overall. Just dumb appearance. It's got to be with promotions with marketing. It's got to be with another thing that link mention that is a strong game day experience in. Going off on another quick tension. I don't believe. In sort of in hindsight I don't think you really need a super fancy stadium to get a great atmosphere granted. It's GonNa be a lot harder but You can still get something big and dynamic. It's Sorta can't miss if you will. If you put enough working to it. I, agree and that's that's a nice argument I can see both sides of the coin on that. As I go back into Jonathan's thoughts. Dayton was always good at putting butts and seats for hockey games that being said, ice hockey is an expensive sport you I mean. You know. Can I mentioned some real quick for high school hockey I thought that was the sport that's Lee schools had I mean in Cincinnati, Dayton. There's only twelve schools that have it I believe. Whereas water polo seventeen in Ohio. So you know, I'm wrong. That sport I'd like team water polo. and One of the Cincinnati schools. Is really successful in it. It's either same exer-. Molar CENEX is really good at swimming. They've won like that does not surprise me. Almost. That's the name that's even during my swimming crab heard Saint plenty of times. I think they won what? Seventeen eighteen straight state titles. It's just it's. I mean, it's it's crazy but anyway both John Galleon. JT's Abbas thoughts. Are you know they've really tightened up a lot and I think both gentlemen? Ford. So I want scroll down a little bit I. Think in order to do that, you would have to put a team out there. That's competitive more often than not. So pretty much you have to come in with a thought that, hey, we're going to be like, no one thirty team just because for new and we're not gonNA use the where new experience you've gotTa. You gotTa have at least some fight to it. So that makes sense. Well. Going back to my thing again, about promotion marketing, the phrase I like to say is winning isn't everything but it helps and going back and I got another sort of analogy to. Go back to that dumb, the Dayton dragons obviously, I mean, they've sold out every game in their history for century or whatever. and. This how many years have they had a winning season Seven. Yeah And on top of that, how many times into the playoffs just seven times? Yeah, I. It's something that I. It's something that we talk about in the official scores room. It's just 'cause we we like talking about the dragons team. You know let's that's funny. A guy that has a sports podcast likes talking about the team me that. We talk about that occasion. It's just there was a long stretch in last decade from the twenty eleven run to twenty seventeen and twenty sixteen dragons almost hit one hundred losses on season so but. Yeah exactly. In two. Can in contrast to to that dumb going to Inter football there was if you remember team in Cincinnati called the Cincinnati commandos. Yeah they had three seasons from twenty ten to twenty twelve. If they're wikipedia article is to be trusted. They were league champions, all three years and they had an overall record including play offs of thirty, five and three. That was billy. The head coach. Billy back. He was there for the whole coaches coach for all three of those years but despite that they folded after the third year. You know what's funny. They were preparing for a fourth season. Then billy back took a job. He's now in spokane. He's He's he's up there still got a really good career in them ineffable coaching circuit and obviously deservedly. So I mean hopefully that means you can have a shot in the NFL I. Mean I don't know how much the Indoor Football Coaching Game and the outdoor football coaching game kind of differ on that but the man has success and. That fourth season I was really looking forward to it because we had the Dayton sharks I don't know we had the northern Kentucky River monsters that year or not if we had cincinnati that would have been really really cool. But turned out billy back took another job, and then shortly after that the commandos folded I mean down a team I like following just because how successful there they were. In fact, I forget what year was in the playoffs. Against the Huntington Hammer they beat them one hundred and eight to nothing. That's one hundred and eight points I just remember that like. The good ole indoor football and some of their. David vs Goliath, and exactly the way you think they will. Yeah. But you know we broadcast together indoor football for the sharks and you know I I can't say a bad thing about it. It's still a great experience indefinitely a lot of fun to see. Absolutely, but going back to the original point in my original point was you can have the most biggest winning team in the world, but it doesn't mean that you're. GonNa. Draw a big crowd or have them. A great atmosphere because. I mean you get like like link said before I mean having a good atmosphere is very, very key and good promotion is great. He's what I'm saying you gotTa have everything there and not just. A winning team. Absolutely I mean winning helps a little bit. But at the same time, you still got advertise that. Hey, we exist and you'll have a good time coming to us and we'll give you a good reason to come out to us but exactly winning winning kind of helps but it's not your cure. All SEDONA expect that I mean like we mentioned the commandos it's. I actually went to a game they gave out free tickets and one them. So I got to go that. Way It was the Marion blue. Racers in town at the Cincinnati Gardens and that was my only time at the gardens which. I'm Shane to just because I wanted to see hockey there, but I never got to but. Yeah Yeah I mean the. Real good real fun so But. That's basically Jonathan Galleons, thoughts I. Know I kind of skimmed out some the points but like I said great. Hockey Gray hockey fan good guy. Any hired me in college so you know. Now, this is my boss from the Troy Bruins pro season when they were in the all American Hockey League to point out. Jt Sabah also guest. Oh what episode that was that it was during the blitz why released eight different episodes and eight days that was a lot of fun. He disagrees with Jonathan a little bit and like imagine date jt Szabo has experienced broadcasting Dayton bombers, Dayton gems, and also troy bruins when they had the junior hockey team and he kind of helped run. INS for the Troy bruins second year in the. Ahl. So definitely a guy he mentions. Like I mentioned both they leave very long comments on that hill. Respectfully disagree with a few points affiliation of the Minor League level and hockey is different than baseball affiliation actually ends up costing the Meyer Club, a lot of cash with limited upside unless you're in the Ahl just because you had some of the bigger names in the AHL h. l.. Not always the case and it's not always. Not always direct step into the NHL I mean you can be great player, but you still never see the light of day in the NHL maybe even the Ahl as well. Let's see an instrument of since hockey boom of the nineteen nineties. It's out you've been shown. The opposite is more effective building a fan base meaning. You don't need the connection you just need the community aspect type of thing. And like the community, the team that's I completely agree with that just. Like I said before with them with high schools and colleges that you've got sort of built in community there. But when you get people invested into your club, that's when you know you've got him and that's when you know you, gotTa. Enough, you've got him. He also pushes back on Jonathan's mentioned that Dayton's always been good in drawing butts in seats for hockey. Lost my place hang on. Aside. From the gems domination in the sixties, Dayton has not had team that could come close to build capacity any regularity although I thought the bombers when they're at hair they all they often get close to sell out ranks and I know another Senate, the only time they did was Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in the building, and once he left the mouse, the fans left but. Vaguely remember something like that. That may have been the one I don't know if I was a season ticket holder that day but want when I had so much trouble getting to the center I was stuck in traffic up until I think either the end of the first period or beginning of the second. J. T. also brings up a nice point. Two of the splitting of the fan base is this is when the bombers decide to head east to the nerve center. The Dayton ice bandits were born ice bandits lasted one season. They didn't have a very good year after their opening game at Hera, but then the bombers they last until two, thousand, nine was the ice bandits were there until nineteen ninety-seven hair Arena. So that's that's something that I don't often remember I mean don't often talk about the split just because you know you have your diehard hockey fans around here arena and that was convenient for them but together under center I mean you have to fall Turner all the way towards Airway. There's Colonel Glenn that's not that's not a fun commute especially if you follow people that don't know how to drive. I can totally understand that but. Maybe, I'm just thinking today I, think today that would be so much of a problem but back then in the nineties I can totally understand how that would. Make sense sort of. Like driving a split between some of your core fans who might live in the area, it might be more convenient to go to those games for them and and to eliminate them like that. It's it's. But at I mean. I can let a loss for words right now but them. I. Can totally understand how that my draw wedge between some all-time time hardcore fans. So J. D. has a couple of ideas to help get dating growing. Again said wait a couple more years like the area cool before starting things up. I, really need start highlighting these comments just because I lose my spot There we go. Good Then a brand new top line building and the five thousand and six thousand size range needs constructed downtown in a central location were the convention center is JT's pick with ample parking and a walkway to the Oregon district, and then build up youth and adult. The the last thing that he mentioned the youth and adult hockey that's something that I. Would totally just to get built up at the grassroots level to get the sport popular at the youth level and you can say that about any kind of sport they're. Building downtown I mean we've been over that discussion before. But as he said these talk about renovating the conventions, they're like I've said before i. Kind of a fan of that idea myself so. I'm trying to remember whatever points the mentioned. This one I really like a solid ownership group with millions to spend must be willing to invest in the market to make it successful and no cutting corners. He does mention that the the the cheapo stuff, the demons and demolition won't fly which you know. You know bigger budget I get that. But that is quite literally the million dollar question and I think. That might I don't know if that's necessarily that prevent anything from happening in the Dayton area but I also wonder if I think that might be a barrier for anybody coming into date anytime soon just because. Well. There's no venue here. There's. The when he said cooling have a period of cooling down for hockey. Along is he thinking because how long has it been since? If any has been dating so let's see her closed twenty sixteen. That was the only year the demolition, twenty, fifteen, twenty, sixteen. five years. Yeah four years. five years will be next hockey season. I think be alright time maybe even a year after that because like I mentioned you know Jt's got a point where people people see the last few teams and you know. They're just needs to be ownership that is willing to spend a very nice chunk of change to keep it in Dayton, to make it work in Dayton. And Yeah, you gotTa have the top line venue. That's you know close to five or six thousand. He picks the Southern Professional Hockey League and I know that sounds a little silly if you don't know about the SBA GEL but they've actually been going up to the Midwest they have the Peoria River men. have another quad cities. They have a team out there. which it'd be nice. Date never got team in the SPCA. And then you have your severance swing all the way down to Pensacola think and they're the ice flyers. So that, that could be a nice little rivalry. You know the new the SP chill had some teams of northern. League you said Peoria. Geographical. Sense But again, dot question is getting the guy that would have that kind of money. The people I, people were persons that would have the kind of money to fund something like that. I mean, those are interesting thoughts, Jonathan J. T. had and. Until we have that new venue. I think it's all for not because again, hairiness not going to open for hockey or any other sport for that matter, it's going to be open for A. Maybe. A warehouse or something like that. I forget what I read it somewhere I. It's not for Sports. I can guarantee that much. Yup, and the trump. I WANNA. Say not the best area but. Then, there's not a whole lot around there to like accommodation such anyway. So yeah, I mean you got you got to be a growing area I mean like I mentioned Austin landing the hotels around there. West Carrollton wouldn't be terribly bad. Then I, think about like what hotels near there I mean you have to go an exit south but I Guess I personally. I'm not really a fan of a West Carrollton. Just because I mean. And I hate to crap on a Dutch lines for this but. That that field there I? Don't really it's there's nothing nearby near there at all. That makes that I mean that's a good point. I mean you think about I? mean you got fast food but that's really there's no like. I I really don't know of any sit down restaurants. You haven't West. Carrollton. You have the Dayton Mall if you WANNA go south but that's think there's a Mexican restaurant maybe across seventy five but that might be et. There On Alex too. But that's again one more thing. I mean just maybe West. Carrollton in general and I don't not particularly a fan of or at least as far as the ducks stadiums concern. It's actually not that easy to get to the field there to school there from I seventy five. It's kind of counterintuitive how you would get there. I will say if we still have that setup where you can only get to East Dixie or you know central from one ramp and then had to you turn around to get the ever side. Then God, those days are over but you're right I mean the Alex. Bell doesn't have interstate ramp stay on our off-ramps. It's Dixie the does which if you had West to get Alex Bell, that's not the worst thing in the world but you're right that's not. I mean. It's not easily accessible unless you know where you're going and there's not really signs saying hey. Fans Doc stadiums that way you know hair arena had it. Another Center Has Signs Ud arena they have those signs, but the thing is you can see it off I seventy five. So you know. It's kind of all phenomenon that but I mean those are solid points and. Like I mentioned the reason why I wanted to do this livestream denied is a you have experienced within you wrote your articles on Gem City Sports Dot Com. And you know we've worked in the sports I mean I my job with? Dragons and everything I love the experience I picked up. But at the same time, I just feel like if you're a sports fan in Dayton, you know. I. It's very was. That word. De Fragmented. Like that more fragmented but I just feel like. I wish sports fans could come together and build Dayton up. I think the word you're looking for is fragmented not the fragmented I do what we want to do is defer. Getting everybody together and come up with a common goal to make sports day better. That's what I. Want De Fragmented Thank you Brian I thought fragmenting is the problem de fragmenting is solution I tried to think of the word and I thought the program one windows and that's why I said that but. Now I'm that's that's the hope I have is that sports fans get D-. Fragmented and you know it's like. You know what I'm saying like it's one big sporting family I don't know if I'm completely off my rocker, but it just seems like if you're a fan of Cincinnati sports, there's you know you're lumped in your part of the family whereas dating a major league sports won't become coming today. No. Hieaux I mean in our lifetimes but at the same time I mean there's no reason why minor league sports can't succeed in Dayton and grow. There's a couple of things there I mean. I mean, yes. That sports are kind of altogether. But how many of them are fans of every single sport in Cincinnati? I mean there's baseball fans football fans basketball fans etc etc.. I feel like the majority of the Cincinnati fans that I know about our reds bengals fans but you're right I mean there's reds browns fans just because the Cleveland browns the longer history on that. So I totally get that and it's definitely a big thing around Dayton to I mean you have reds fans and then you got Cleveland Browns fans. So they swap sides of the state when the seasons change. So I totally get that. I can get those well but. That goes back to the kind of. Hesitant to say bugs Mayem might want to go back on my words but. I don't WanNa say it frustrates me that they're more willing to Cincinnati Cleveland Indianapolis whatever. Fans. When There's been options in Dayton over the years and just. Frustrates me that they would want to try like Travel Support v Sixty seventy, five miles whatever against it's whatever. When their stuff in their backyard and they won't. Turn their head. Towards. It. While at the same time to are they not turning their head towards it or do they not know about it? Equally important as well. Because I, there's a few teams that I learned about through social media and that was it, and once I did my own digging I think some of the posts were from you I. Think I found the Dayton Eagles by. An accident somehow the Dayton eagles what's this and I found out their basketball team. which is crazy. Thank. There's two basketball teams in Dayton that's not college hoops. The flight and the Eagles. But. that's why I started the stream because I. Love Dating I. Know You Love Dayton were day Tony Ins and we want see sports thrive here and there's no reason why you know Dayton sports can't you know live amongst each other that type of thing. Completely, agree one. And you're talking about allegations people back together and sexual. There is one story of. Dying to tell at least here. Okay. Does he oh since or something that we are the anyone listening to this podcast could do. Going go back to soccer again, you remember the team that was in the US elite to cold at lansing united. Yes. Yes the one year that the last year that they play with two, thousand, eighteen, ironically I think their last. Regular season game or game ever was indictment duck stadium If I remember I remember lansing united they the first year we were working at the Dynamo. They were in the NPS L. and then. What was it the year after the Dynamo fold go to the takeover leaked to get they went to League two of two, thousand, eighteen I recognize you guys you were over there against the Daito. Crazy. Yep and that's where it was. This is where the story gets even weirder because at the end of the two thousand, eighteen season, the owner of Lansing United folded the men's team in order to take a position with a new professional team. Called the Lansing night that play their games I think at sitting lansing look nuts played Yeah Koo Cooley Law stadium that's a beautiful place. If you look at their outfield, they have the apartment buildings to, and that's I. Feel like you know that's why we have an apartment building past right field in Dayton that might not be but you get same. Fortunately, the story takes sad turn when the the guy that the general the guy of the group that owned The am Wednesday night also owned the lug nuts and after one season of soccer, he the soccer team. So think of it from a point who they had a team that was I was Kinda won't support in Atlanta saying. They of their club, which kind of made the mad one way to form another pro. That pro club fuller just one year. So in two years, they went from one club to approach to nothing. That's the way to PIVO. Your fans twice that's double dipping if if you're if you're the owner. Yup but here's what the here's the fans dead about it. I believe it was about maybe a dozen or so of the former lansing supports got together. They had some meetings and such for about I think a year a year and a half with the idea of forming their own fan owned supporter owned club. and. I think it was not too long ago maybe about a month or so. Where they finally announced their Club name which was called Lansing Common F C I believe. and they're going to be playing in a newly in Lee called the Midwest Premier. League. Why do I? Why do I know that, League Maybe, is it the Midwest Premier League I WANNA say it is but my point is they saw that nothing was going on but then decided just to talk about it roll over sleeves and do something about it. I'm on the website. Now it is lancing common football club. It's a pretty Nice Shield that's a little bird on the in the shield. So that's pretty cool. Let's see how to why Internet page. I guess is the perfect time to say, Hey. I got to new websites, go visit them. They are Syndey pod dot com the new home of this podcast and the League WWL DOT com with a face lift in that looks like a new site everything some I always wanted to do by the way. Brian thank you for letting me know the name of that plug in that does how M- how? They'll. Problem. Right I probably should look at the club and it is Midwest Premier League. Is that the same league that Toledo villa, FC's part of or my dream That I couldn't tell you at the top of my head but I'm sure the couple of clicks away I. think that might be on ups or maybe it was at one point. That's right. Yeah. I'm looking at their website now in the West Division you have union do do bic. Thing that's how you say that I actually I've always seen that word. In Iowa. Our WB Adrian Chicago Call County also, in Illinois, Cedar Rapids Inferno. FC Diablo in Bloomington Normal Illinois and Rockford FC. East has a Livonia Michigan Out Clemens L. K.. Sinclair I H. Grand Rapids, and Lansing Common. FC. So now this is not the one I was thinking of with Fleet Avila FC. But I think they're either in ups or the NPS self I'm not mistaken. Mother website. It's got the NPS logo on it. So okay. I. I knew they made a jump some time but Yeah I mean at least that hasn't happened and we mentioned how to improve Dayton sports but remember we got the dragons and hopefully they'll start on time and twenty, twenty one the got the Dayton. Dutch. Lions, they got a men's and women's team. Hopefully they'll start on time and twenty, twenty one. But. Yeah I mean we're to Daytona and we WANNA see sports thrive in Dayton Ohio and I think it should happen in gem city. I agree with you one hundred percent. Now Brian we're going to wrap it up in about nine minutes but I wanNA bring you back to Dayton sports crisis part do our part do X. know because that's how it said do X.. Towards the bottom. Toward the end of lease segman he quipped something like, why don't you do something about it while I have no money, I, mean me personally I don't. We'll be dating sports. Fans may not have enough individually but what if we pooled our resources together and did something collectively Well like cut a hinted towards that with my story about John Lansing Common. So Would just say like I, said that that's what those guys did. They pull their resources they pull their expertise together talked about a for a while and got something going on their own, and that kind of is I kind of I think that's a good model because it might not be a model for professional sports I mean obviously not but. For Sports I'M GONNA high level amateur level when you spread your resources several people if one percent that's in charge decides that he doesn't WanNa do it anymore. You've got people in the got people in reserves got people ray to take up the lead were as. was resolved. Lansing night The owner didn't WANNA do anymore. So just shut the whole thing now. It's a single point of failure. Absolutely. I. Mean. You know individually, we might not have a law power, but we grew up maybe you know we can save Dayton sports. It's not going to be easy. It's not going to be quick but. I think it's what we need to do. If people want to help on that 'cause house, I get a hold of you. Let's go to question I'm on personally I'm on twitter at BBC. So that might be the best place to go. That's when I waste most of my time on so. Then we went to I'm also part of as you mentioned, a gemstone sports dot com so. You got some of my old stuff from there as well as Doug Brown. Some my part is some stuff. There's well, he's been doing some of the. Dayton Amateur Baseball League games over last few weeks so. Get some low local live sports there. Must be nice must be nice but. Doug does a lot of good stuff. You do a lot of good work now with false sports getting the green. Lights. what's your plans for the fall? Honestly I'm still on the fence whether I'm going to do some stuff or not. The schedules have been wrecked in in the wake of what's happened plus hearing what what links said about not allow about football not allowing teams into the boxes so that Might Affect, what I'm GonNa do the spring. Is. Really not sure about dumb. If if I ended up deciding to do so the you'll find a schedule at the JETSONS DOT com. That's something that's I wasn't worried about until W W shared that and you know you talked about that too because I thought, hey, full sports it means I can broadcast again but then Oh yeah I might not be able to. What's your thoughts on six games for football schedule and everyone in Ohio that still playing football gets into the playoffs? What's your take? A. That's that's that's strange I. Mean I guess as long as there's football it's okay. I mean it's it's certainly better than the alternative, which is nothing. And hopefully, you know there's something for me but enough of that. My concern though is that they just do the whole thing as safely as possible. I hope so too and I I sincerely hope that everyone stays safe. If you're working sports if you're playing sports if you're making the sports, go for those that are bringing the action long. We gotta stay safe. We're all in this together and where your mask. Ahmed I. You know it took me a while to find the six games for the Loveland Tigers team I covered in last year and what I expect to cover this season. I'm really looking forward to I mean. I it's mainly the most the conference schedule getting shoved over from weeks three through eight to one two six. But the same time. I'm still looking forward to because I love going down the Cincinnati and I I I actually like the road trip to Cincinnati so I can you know calm myself down and not be total spasm on air but I I. I'm really looking forward to and I think there's a lot of great football to be having since nine Dayton Ohio. I kind of get this sort of get the same feeling driving them to soccer stands when I do sucker Saturdays over the last few season it's. Just seeing stadiums that you don't normally get a chance to see and just seeing different atmospheres different environments. And for some of the as we talked about before the soccer specific stadiums for high schools, and here's some of all ones they can be. Really Nice. I mean even some of the bigger stadiums can be nice as well. I. Mean I love broadcasting a game at Loveland. On. Top of the press box you just see nothing but woods and you feel like you're just in this enchanted forest type of thing but then you realize like Montgomery is just like a mile or so away, and that's one the heaviest parts of Northern Cincinnati suburbs just because of all the shopping you can do up there and to Mason High, school, of course, but Yeah I love I I like broadcasting games a Loveland, and it's only high school football experience I. Know of that uses fireworks. Are you, serious. Yeah. It would have been week five last year I. Go to cover my first loveland home game. I think we were were playing West Clermont's yet had we west Clermont wasn't Milford is one of the SEC teams. Anyway pre-game a couple minutes before kickoff, we're doing a pre game. And then I just hear these fireworks go off like what was that like? There's fireworks here like really. Why can we have this evaluation? Great man just scared. Germantown half to death like all these firearms. All that noise it's football Friday get over it. It's only seven pm it's fireworks. But. Yeah that was the first for me Withrow their their stadium it feels like. A very old piece of you see still in existence Angus King Stadium have you ever you ever get to come down Cincinnati and you're at withrow. Yeah. You're in for treats, but you will have to throw your extension cord to about this second story of the school building behind it because there's not really a press box there but still nicely but it's still a nice experience and that was my first game at loved one do. You know that was my first game. With loveland, we add Tigers Tiger's. So you know my first words could have been I think the Tigers are going to win this game. Then, then I just looked down on myself like I'm an idiot. But. Brian's as part of the. Part of the job at all. Yeah. Yeah. But yeah I'm I'm hoping that there's a false sports season for me, and I hope there's a fall sports season for you and doug for GPS N. is there anything else you like the Plug Brian? Nothing else like I said at be Arianna SSI on twitter, and of course, Jim City Sports, dot com were myself doug do our various various sports all across the gem city? And that will do it. This has been a two hour stream. It's going to be a very long podcasts up so to listen to but DO WANNA. Thank you that have caught the livestream and let her catching the podcast episode right now and Brian Thank you for your time today it's been a lot of fun talking. Dayton sports with you here on the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast. Thank you for having me be here. Now do it. That's up. So one seventy, seven of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcasts don't forget the new home of this podcast is Syndey pod dot com C. N., Y., P. O., D., DOT com. and. We'll talk to you again for up. So one, seventy, eight. Thank you for listening to another episode of the Cincinnati Endings Sports podcast with Lee W Maui. Subscribe to this podcast. Please visit the League. W. Malan Dot Com spelled t. h. e. l. e. w. m. o. w.. E.. N. Dot. com. 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"It's episode one. Forty three of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast and it's the great sweater rates held by the fine folks at Ohio Hockey Digest Dot Com. Who won the Best Hockey Jersey in the state plus a whole heap of Van News if you like? Sports and southwest. Ohio has struck on this Tuesday. If it's sports in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio. It's on this podcast. Welcome to the Cincinnati Dayton. Sports podcast with Lee w mountain. This is a weekly podcast dedicated to sports happening. In the Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio region visit the Lee wwl dot com slash podcast to listen on your favorite platforms like apple podcast. Google podcasts tune in spotify the iheartradio APP and more follow the host on twitter at delete w Malan and the podcast at Syndey. Fahd opening theme is Arpey by Dan. Hannigan from the Youtube Music Library Collection. Now for your host Lee w Maui and before we began episode one forty three. I like to take this time to save. You didn't get to listen up so one forty two. I really liked that episode. I interviewed Chris Collins. Who's the broadcasting voice of the right State University raiders part of? Who Radio really enjoyed that interview? I highly recommend going back and listening to one forty. Two and just as a little spoiler tweeted on Sunday pot on twitter earlier. Today there are some more views down the pipeline. And eventually if I asked more people hopefully we'll be more during this quarantine so be on the lookout for that or the hero for that. This is an audio podcast. After all so today I wanted to talk about the Ohio. Hockey Digests High School Jersey Tournament. That wrapped up Sunday at midnight. And there were a couple of Cincinnati Dayton area schools that got into the preliminary rounds and there was a Columbus area school that went to the final but before we cover that in detail by the way by the fine folks at Ohio Hockey Digest Dot Com and Scott Harrington they do a great job run that site there has been a slew of bad news sitting this Tuesday April. Twenty first twenty twenty and I don't remember seeing such a wave bad news in its multiple angles and this first one will hit our friends in Champaign county the hardest now or abandoned university you know. I've covered them over the course of my podcasts. Nc AA division to school in our Bana and they've been open since eighteen fifty and they are the Blue Knights. They belong in the Mountain East conference well. According to the Website Today Urbana. University will be shutting their physical location in favor of online schooling through Franklin University after the conclusion offspring twenty twenty basically are Banner University is shutting down. And if you want some that are banned a university education. It goes to Franklin University low bit history on that Franklin University not the original owner Orban. But they picked up you in two thousand. Fourteen Urbana has a one hundred twenty eight Acre residential campus nestled in the heart of Ohio. Or man a very lovely town. It's north of Springfield and a good university and it's a crying shame that campus. That's been open since. Nineteen fifty is shutting their doors for good now. This is the first school that I know of around here. That shutting the doors during the Quarantine. The Corona virus if you remember trying to think when that was when Cincinnati Christian closed their doors. It's the second school to shut their physical doors. Espaillat of about four months or so. 'cause I thought it was December is football season. I know that they finished that and it didn't get to winter sports anyway. So that's that for Orban. Once this spring twenty twenty term comes to an end. There's going to be a lot of coaches players students and faculty and staff that going to be out of a job and this hurts. This hurts I you know I. I've never caught at our band game at you. You I've seen. The Brad are blue nights that sita villain central state when I was broadcasting with marauders. This hurts. This really hurts Urbana hs really good campus. Really good programs especially women's basketball. There's a lot of love that was shared for that. Now that's gone and all the sports there seventeen. Ncwa division to sports and three intercollegiate club. Sports that's going to need new homes now of course with this closure any athlete at are bad. I can just transfer out and they don't have to wait. It's not their fault or ban closed so I think most the athletes will be able to find homes but think of the historic impact. That are had. That's that's sad and that broke my heart. Just I have to think Brandon Pontiac used the first one to find out about it and I thought he shared that are banned was going to close up the men's soccer team when it turned out to be much much worse. Now Elliot's our band of getting rid of the men's soccer team getting rid of everything and then it goes to Franklin University to discontinue physical operations on the air branch after this spring. Twenty twenty semester has ended now Franklin University. I believe they're mostly online. I think had a physical campus in Franklin vol places. Just seventy three. When you head out towards spring borough but that they haven't been there like quite some time I think fifteen years or something. It's been a while but yeah it's at a level stress and uncertainty to Obama's prospects that make it impossible to sustain that gave Franklin University hard choice. Shut it down like a mention. Very Very Sad. Liked her campus. Good athletic programs in D. two in the area and now the biggest city in Champaign county will have a one hundred twenty eight Acre empty spot now with Christian. I think there was. I haven't looked up what's happened to that sense but I think there was a group from Missouri that wanted to open a back up not for Cincinnati Christian. But for you know themselves. I don't know if anything's going to be like that on the table. I I don't know so or Abana. Currently served one thousand two hundred and fifty four students so not a big campus per se but still under twenty eight acres. That's not bad intentions in this press. Release that most. The students will continue their studies uninterrupted because again Franklin universities mostly online so go on the computer learn online you degree that way but our university as we know it Moby shut down one hundred eleven fulltime employees on the burnt or on campus will be affected by this closure at a number of these employees who worked there will be offered employment at Franklin University. Those who will not continue to have Franklin will be offered severance packages which is nice to help with this difficult transition. So like mentioned tough time at are shutting down after the Spring. Twenty twenty semester calls it a day. I I look at her band situation and I think with Franklin picking it up you know. There is a little bit more hope that it would continue on. I don't remember if Obama was in trouble in terms of like flow. Dodd like doing bad things but you know being able to sustain everything. It's still very sad time if you want to read more you can go to our band dot. Edu SLASH CLOSURE. There are five categories. You can look students general. Faq's alumni donors partnerships in athletics and the athletes. One since this is sports podcast. Campus officials will be working with officials at the NC Double A. and M. E. C. That's the mountain. East conference to obtain guidance on the most effective ways to transition these student athletes who wish to transfer driver institutions to continue their athletic endeavors. I retweeted a baseball players video on him. Crank home run over the left center wall and you think have that name for you which pop it up right here real quick. I can tell you that. Looks like it's Griff Stevens Griff Stevens. Seven on twitter looking for a new home forty five re tweets at the time of this recording. One hundred six likes and eleven replies so. I certainly hope that these blue knights will be able to recover during this tough time and while. That's that's the way to start a Tuesday. One of the oldest universities around here closing their doors so my heart goes out to all the folks that are banning university that now have to find new homes. New Jobs new everything. It's very tough and now we move onto our banning university closing their doors forever to eighteen. That's closing their doors for the year. As you know we are heading into May next week next Friday as May the first and summer's not too far away while there is one team that will not be playing in. Usfl leaked to action this year and that would be Cincinnati. Dutch lions. This press release was just released a couple of hours ago. The Cincinnati Dutch lions F C have physically made the decision to forego playing in the twenty twenty. Usa leaked to season due to the current state caused by the Global Pandemic. That is big news. Right now USO leaked to hasn't mentioned anything about as cancellations. There's been few Sports Leagues. That have said that's it like the AFL indoor football league. That's the home of my favorite mascot team. Ever the Iowa barnstorming and they used to have the goggles the like the flight goggles on the helmets. Great Look but fails already canceled things off right now summer. Collegiate baseball hasn't yet I mentioned may is coming up. May What is it? The Twentieth Twenty ninth. That is the start of the prospect league season and June. Fifth is right now. The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League season opener right now. Those been touched. We still have yet to find out what's going to happen with the twenty twenty. Mlb and seasons namely the reds and Dayton dragons. But since he's going ahead and say nope. We're not taking any chances. I admire since decision on this. It's not an easy one to make. I mean you're not going to be able to play. I mean that's sponsorship money that I mean I'm sure there's ways to get sponsorship money when you're not playing but you get one saying I mean must you might. He's made through sponsorships and people walking through the gate with with no games to go. Where's the gate? Oh yeah there is none so very very tough and again Brandon Pontiac. Actually I think it was the official twitter. Cincinnati dl FC shared. First and then brandon shared a little bit later. He's the goalie coach for since he's Dutch lions squad. The decision has taken time and numerous conversations to make the right decision for the Club Staff. Incoming players sponsors and of course the great fans of CDL FC. The decision's been made to ensure the health and wellbeing of the entire Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities. But also the communities where players will be traveling to and from during the season throughout the last three months of the pandemic conversations. Continue to this decision. Not Come easy. As there was high hopes in great planning put into the twenty twenty season this breaks my heart to win Cincinnati and Dayton play. I mean that's that's the best rivalry now but now that's not going to happen but at the same time admire since name for making this decision. It's not an easy one like I mentioned. That's money down the drain. You're not going to be able to recover from that but I think Cincinnati will be all right and I think we'll see the since he lions for twenty twenty one hopefully like I mentioned nothing yet from. Ussl league too. But since he's going ahead saying Dayton right now I believe both. The Dutch lives squads. The women and the men will be getting ready to go as I tweeted a while. Back the WPA ESL. They do plan on having the twenty twenty season however there will be no postseason so meaning for the Great Lakes teams or the Ohio Valley teams rather ten games. That's it which is better than nothing. So Meyer again. The decision that Cincinnati made. It definitely wasn't easy one and hopefully we'll get the Cincinnati Dutch lions and Twenty Twenty One. We'll stick with the Cincinnati touchlines. Actually bring a nugget of good news just so you don't think this is like the most depressing episode. Ever now I mentioned e gaming. Awhile back I forget what episode was talked about it promise. And this is what Ryan sparks is doing. He's on twitter at touched artists. And he's representing since nine dubs lines. He's a member of Super Omega Ultras. Which is the support group for since Dutch lines? An Avid Gamer mass of local soccer. Fan Ryan has been a CDL FC supporter for several years Ryan shows to compete in the competition of Ea Sports FIFA to twenty the Lower League E. Cup will be playing the same game. Ea Sports Twenty twenty an either playstation xbox or P C like. I mentioned Ryan's on version. You can watch Ryan competes. I think he's already on twitch Youtube instagram twitter and facebook. This is an old Press release so I probably should pick a new one but start off one and now and a plus five goal differential is touched artists. That's impressive a two victory over Swansea City Syndicate the Florida Tropics. Sc Support Group. And the next one was Monday April thirteenth. Like I mentioned probably should get a fresher press. Release to talk about this. The full schedule the next game actually is to or it's Monday April twenty-seventh. Why did I think tomorrow was the twenty seventh? Let's not no. That's not how numbers work and touch artist. Cardinal Collective S. G. OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA. That'd be seven thirty. And then it'll take on the southbound lions. Fc Of Indiana may four May Eleventh Oakland County F C remember. They're one of the newcomers in the League. The Great Lakes Division but the Dutch lions will compete in and that next day may twelfth touched artists will take Metro Luvell. Fc Kentucky Game You can find all this stuff CDL FC dot com and good luck to Ryan Bring Home The Cup for Cincinnati. The Cup rather say bring home the Bacon but that doesn't make any sense and a quick coaching vacancy at seven. That I normally don't talk about on here 'cause normally when you hear it Bam. It's just like that but something that surprised me. Spring borough is looking for a new head coach for Ice Hockey. This coach will be taken over for Nate Reynolds. Who was the head coach for the previous two years? He welcomed in a new baby in January. I believe messed a game for that. So Nice addition to the Reynolds family. If you're interested in becoming the next head coach of the springboks Panthers Ice Hockey team. You can send a letter of interest resume and references to Austin road. The athletic director at Spring Borough. And you can find out this stuff for yourself. Borough Panthers Dot Com. I believe is the website. At this time. There are no expected. Teaching Openings Deadline to apply. Is Monday April twenty seven. So if you're interested get moving because Monday is the deadline. I'll be I'll be quite honest. This one this one surprise me and I thought Nate Reynolds did a nice job is two years taken over for longtime head coach. Tony Morris who great job building the program up to what it is. I mean spring boroughs in the capital hockey conference. The big conference play in Columbus. And I think spring borough holds their own and yeah. It's it's a little surprising to me seeing. That coach Reynolds won't be there for twenty twenty twenty twenty one that means both teams at South Metro Sports Flex. We'll have a new head coach for the upcoming year. Leave it's Tim Evans for Centerville. I think that's his name. Hopefully it is. Unfortunately the website for is not up so but look through the history on that see that he had great success from Nineteen. Eighty eight onwards. So I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what the next ice hockey season has again. There's an opening if you're interested in spring borough so let's head off the sheet of ice and get to the baseball diamond mention. I haven't heard anything about the twenty twenty seasons for MLB. Or I know that MLB saying let's play it all in Arizona. It's like what about a spokes that work for the teams to be able to get to know well muscles aren't today. You remember that thing that a everyone's talking about where. Mlb Once M. I I'll be major league baseball. Minor League Baseball. They want Minor League Baseball to trim the field by forty teams and independent teams. Just because they're pretty good markets. At least they think that's why while it's agreed upon this is from Doug right good friend at Reds Minor Leagues Dot Com Minor League Baseball to agree to reducing the number of teams. Yeah while really liked the fight that MLB had against MLB pushed for this and seeing. This news really disappointed me how. How is cutting forty teams supposed to bring in fresh blood into America's pastime? Just take your team away from your community and you know you can still watch sport. And if it's not blacked out that is I. Yeah I'll start off with the first paragraph. It's been a big story for the last half year so with Major League Baseball's plan on attempting to eliminate forty teams from the minor league baseball chain under the guise of player safety inadequate facilities. That's true for some but before the world truly began to burn. This was one of the bigger stories of all. Baseball's two two states fought off out in public over the idea of eliminating teams from the minors. But when cove nineteen arrive stateside we began to see its spread. Things began shutting down and sports were among the first things to push the pause button on their businesses when that happened and also put a halt on talks between. Mlb and under negotiations for New Professional Baseball GREEMENT JJ Cooper Baseball American reported. Just before noon. Today I was out doing my laundry. That's when I found out on twitter that the Minor League Baseball Cy. We'll can see to the reduction down to one hundred and twenty teams meaning. Forty teams sliced away. I don't have that list on my hand I think Chattanooga was one. Maybe Daytona Clinton lumber kings. I know I think all but Cedar Rapids Iowa teams were destined to be hacked away. Maybe it was quad cities. I'm not sure now. M I L being are expected to discuss the parameters of a system where two sides can work together to ensure that most of the cities that currently have affiliated baseball will have ties. Mlb clubs even the little cities teams be fielding draftees and Siamese the club. Which if you remember back way back it's talking about the Dream League where you know you have college kids. That didn't get drafted. They play there and then next year. They're you know the miners. I think that's what I I hate it. I hate it and it's just like I mentioned. How are you going to get fresh blood by taking away communities? Teams now grant. I know they're not gonNA take the most successful minor league teams. That's stupid. That's that's not good business practice at all. So I think the Dayton dragons are safe because they're the ram by the Cincinnati Reds because you know Cincinnati it's not gonNa have any of 'EM OBT run a affiliate in downtown Dayton when they're less than an hour away from Cincinnati. That's just not going to happen. That's PAT business there. If did so right now. You're Cincinnati reds. Are Ram like this. You have your Arizona Fall League or your ACL. You got expend extreme spring training of course not to be confused with string springing or whatever you got single-a or low a Dayton dragons. You got advance stay or high a Daytona Tugs in Florida Aa the Chattanooga local which are historically they've been with the reds from eighty eight to. What was it two thousand six also remember but they have history with Cincinnati triple as the Louisville Bats and Cincinnati reds. Are The major league team. You might have guessed that. On a further paragraph again back Conrad's Meyer Elites Dot Com and this article on the initial list the rookie level Greenville Reds billings. Mustangs they tone a tour targets and Chattanooga lookouts where among the forty two teams to be sliced. Now they're looking to get rid of the rookie league. So meaning billings and the Pioneer League. Gone Appalachian League gone. There's no rookie league that be the Dream League so I think they've make the rookie league. The at the homes of the spring training sites so Cincinnati would be goodyear Arizona and for your teams. They'd be their spring training home. Like I mention the new plan quote unquote new quote unquote tractor beam. Would we have no rookie level league outside? The Leagues Operated Spring Training Complexes in Florida and Arizona. Make the Gulf Coast League and Arizona Rookie League each organization would still have a low way events day AA and AAA franchise now of course with the chopping the looking to kind of fix the fix tractor beam fixed. The foundation were all major league teams. Have four billion. That's it out side rookie level of course but so. I don't know if the dragons would be shuffled up the ladder. I mean you can't really go down the low A. But I don't know we'll leave. Restructuring of the leagues to make travel easier read shorter what Shlo- include some teams changing levels or affiliations that they're currently end to better fit the geographical location of leagues so Midwest League not too bad on travel in the East division winning in the West outside Illinois Iowa. About eight hours away Wisconsin. That's not pleasant trip. So I don't know like a mansion Dayton dragons will be safe. They're protected by the reds so Cincinnati Not going to have anyone come in. It's like ooh Dayton's beautiful taking. Yep since it's not going to that so if we get baseball this year we'll still have the current levels by twenty twenty one if we do get to baseball in two thousand twenty. One things are going to be a little bit different. They'll be in Arizona League reds team as the new rookie team. You'll have low A. Advanced eight double a triple A. And Dane dragons will be one of those four teams Chattanooga in Daytona. I don't know what's going to happen to the lookouts or Louisville again. I don't know what's going to happen to them. Who are the teams be? Can't tell you but it looks like that deal has finally pass and if you like your baseball you are probably like me angry at this again. I get the MLB wanting to make everything you know. Even Steven playing level I guess I. I don't know why them based doing this to be honest with you again. Cutting forty teams if you take teams away and people don't have a way to follow baseball. They're they're blacked out in certain media markets. How they're going to get into baseball. There's a college baseball team there. Sure but I don't know I think it's I think it's a bad move but we we'll see we'll see okay enough negativity. Let's talk about the great race after we hear a plug for not public. Hey listeners did you know that you can buy years supporting the local Sunday sports. Podcast visit the lead W Malan Dot com slash podcast that click on by podcast merchandise made by t public. You can get. It's hoodies mugs phone cases and even stickers check out the local. Cindy's here five t public. I do want to thank the folks that did buy some new logo gear from public a very big. Thank you every. Portion of every sale does go back to me. It does help out and I appreciate it and actually my mom bought a shirt from their God. It's very quick shipping very good material. She bought a teal one which was pretty cool. But again t public you can go to the league WWL DOT com slash podcast. Then Click on by PODCAST MERCHANDISE AND L. Take you there you can buy. Stickers shirts hoodies mugs phone cases notebooks. Little bit of everything. So if you do have the extra money it does help out please. And thank you. Now let's talk about something good. It is the great sweater rice and you might wonder what I'm talking about. Why are we racing articles of clothing? That are good in the winter but not so much now especially with this bright sunshine. We have a very nice day today and we had one yesterday too great for driving so ecorse sweaters are another hockey term for jerseys and you know me. I'm a Big Jersey logo designed nerd. Which yes I've seen the new. Nfl looks. We'll talk a little bit bath before we wrap up this week but the folks at Ohio hockey digests I wrote a couple of pieces for them over the ice hockey season. They ran a contest. Since ice hockey could not play their state tournament. It stopped at the final four or so I say frozen four new Albany got to the frozen four for the first time ever in school history and I was really hoping that the eagles would get back to the state final four Columbus and even beat. Saint I and prevent five in a row but Abbas squash which by the way. I think everyone knows by now but spring sports have been called off by the O-. Hsa Very Smart Choice. Sad of course especially for the seniors the coaches the players and the families involved but I absolutely think it was the right decision so there you go so over the course of a couple of weeks now the fine folks at hockey underscore Ohio on twitter. Got People to send in Jersey pictures pictures of the team sweaters and folks not to vote on them on the Website Ohio Hockey Digest Dot Com yours truly did vote for every single round and I think most of my votes ads all my votes went to local teams until there weren't any in Sunday for the Columbus teams. That's obviously the jerseys. I liked the best. This is stemming off a college hockey tournament that they ran right before it were the university Dayton flyers fell just short to John Carroll and the Blue streaks John Carroll's Jersey's bad but they look very Akron. Zip Ish the dark navy. The Pale Gold. Just not with that number font. Thank goodness for that. Whereas the Dayton flyers one they have a Columbia blue one. You know old school you D and Flyers and cursive on the front and the old interlocking. Ud Logo on the shoulders. That was a sharp look and I was a little sad to see. You didn't win the whole kingdom poodle but there was some great jerseys there so the folks at Ohio Hockey Digest decided. Hey let's open it up to high school and coaches and broadcasters. 'cause I send in a suggestion. Got To send in their requests to Scott Harrington and all those guys and they preliminary round where you could vote them into the playoffs so to speak I sent in the Centerville Elks Jerseys send in three pictures to make sure the front and the back were covered and the picture us was Captain Riley Herron and the H. ON FRONT. That's the same logo the elks war when they won the state title back in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine looking back on it. I wish I sent in more because there was only a few Syndey area squads to get in the preliminaries. Bowlers Saint Xavier Spring Borough. Their Third Jersey got in. And they made some noise Norfolk Kentucky gun in which was cool. And I'm glad they allowed that because Kentucky. Yes it's in Kentucky. But they're part of the CINCINNATI FABRICS. So you know Letterman so. I'm glad that was the case. However they picked the away jerseys not the home once the home runs. I can see the wagers have read outlined no number filling on the black jerseys. Meaning when Norfolk. He's in the far side of the rink. I can see WHO's doing what. So it's a little tough for me to broadcast. But that logo really a Sweden those the white jerseys really great and I'm happy. They got him sycamore. Gone in the Green Jerseys. Which TO BE HONEST THOSE JERSEYS THERE. Okay but my favorite SICK JERSEYS. You have to go back a couple years my second more of the first year. I don't remember we did or not. But the goal was Jack Spellman and sick more green jerseys aviators diagonally in gold and Spelman had a glove. That was run blue. So it's right. State colors Dane Flyer Glove. It was great. But those are my favorite. I love those Sycamore. Jerseys the new ones are fine or the ones they have are fine. It's just every time I look on the shoulders. Sycamore s which Michigan State spartans. Half Stinson had for awhile accepts. Sense does still have that with a hat. I keep thinking it's number five like who who's number. Oh it's ass it makes me feel smart. Hooray let's see sick more than there. Troy was in there. I like those jerseys. I think they're classic and it's a good look and it's easy to read ask for mentioned spring. Bros thirds got in alter got in and again like Sycamore. I like their previous jerseys. Better they had gold jerseys and wait jerseys white numbers brown trim. It was easy to read the ones they have now the white jerseys and the golden numbers kind of mission. The charcoal greys don't have that problem. Those are easiest and I liked those but just the white ones and the yellow is a little tough but I like the old look at the alter nights by old. Look I mean a couple of years back because both those jerseys for alternate sick more about two years to season serve. Now Tondo was in it. They had their brand New Jersey's because remember Tyler Wanda gear ago decided to knock off any mention of native Americans so the braves became the brave. So there was a big T. on there and I thought that they looked like the blue jackets jerseys or like the the blue jackets or the Y-h a youth jerseys which are blocked numbers. But they've looked just like the blue jackets jerseys outside that I I like those some of the teams. I really wanted to see elder their Purple Jerseys. I think are great. They had like diamonds on the side. I don't think those old jerseys. But they have that throwback feel to them and I always liked. Those elder. Didn't wear them this year lease and I don't think they did I think. Jv teams have the old jerseys now and elder wears predominantly the black jerseys which are nice too. I like those trying to think. What else there was beaver. Creek like those jerseys. The the beach blanket design. I really liked but those crisp clean like those mentioned alter trying to think there's holy there's only twelve high school teams. How can I be struggling this season? I wish Mason was in there. They're killing green. Jerseys thank our outstanding. I like those a lot a molar garden. They had the gold thirds. I voted on the gold thirds. Something I have to really applaud molar. For All their hockey jerseys numbers are oversized on the back. Meaning they're easy to read from far near the great they're great jerseys saying jerseys were actually the traveling away once the gray ones and as asking whether the parents of the bombers. What's that shrimp looking logo on the shoulders? Well that's a bomber zipping. It's not shrimp. It's like Oh that's a good thing. I didn't say they look like shrimp on there but I liked that. I liked that logo. I don't think the bombers really used that logo much. It's just the ex that they have someone. Correct me if I'm wrong on that but yeah I think that's I think I'd covering all the high school teams around here. If I'm not send me something completely normal address but we do have some really sweet looking jers someone asked. I forget who it was a member of Sayas team. Why the Irish Day love it just goes you know people have to send it in and I talked about the teams didn't get in. I might have probably should've sent them in but for me. I didn't want to be like Oh. I'm sending all of our take that northern Ohio. I didn't I didn't over stuff the box on that if you will but I probably should have just because we do some Nice Jerseys and southwest Ohio. If there's ever another High School Jersey Tournament like this I hope to find jerseys pictures of jerseys and sentiment because southwest Ohio and like I mentioned there I did talk about some of the old ones that I've really liked but it's not really a bad look now the actual tournament itself like I mentioned the first round. People were invited to send in their own. In fact I have to go on the media side of hockey underscore Ohio. Oh by the way. Does anyone know if the wall of hockey jerseys still exists at nationwide arena in Columbus? Every single high. School has their Jersey up on the wall. I haven't been to nationwide in several years. I really really hope it is some of the ones that I was surprised. Didn't get in Olatunji orange. I love those outside. Centerville home whites. That's probably my favorite Jersey's just because they look so Edmonton oiler colors from back in the day. Like Bright Orange. Bright Blue I. I'm a big Fan of those. What can I say so like? I mentioned like an idiot. I didn't really fall along like I didn't capture the results. So I know semi's I know finals and that's really it. I do have to say there's a couple that surprise me locally by local remain into Columbus territory. Bishop Larson has a really Nice Pale. Gold Jersey looks like an old school. Waterson Eagle on front. If you think old school Pittsburgh Penguins Jersey like the old school logo that they had. It's Kinda like that except no triangles. It's W. Pale gold. White numbers black trim. It's easy to read. There's Maroon on the shoulders. I really liked those. There's some really good jerseys on their Thomas Worthington. They had their whole whites in. Which made me a little sack. As they're traveling blue jerseys that look like Montreal Canadian's I think outstanding. I love those jerseys and I think they're easy to read although spent a couple years since I've seen him so I might be remembering wrong on that. But Yeah I like those jerseys. There's a couple from schools outside that I really liked to the Knights who is the nights at holy name is no what's not holy name. Sending nations had a couple Nice one savannah nor few which I thought would have won the whole thing with their classic shield off Sylvania northview. I guess that's what we're calling it. Those are really nice. Avon Lake Scutts Nice Home Jersey Saint Charles. How about Saint Charles? They're Black Alternative Jerseys which we got to see when spring hosted the cardinals. Those are outstanding. I love those great jerseys. They have the shield of Saint Charles on front and yeah. I voted for those definitely hilliard. Which is not a high school. It is highest elastic hockey league which are for high-schoolers. That don't have a high school hockey team. They can play on. Those teams like the Dayton stealth for anyone not at Centerville beaver creek troy alter spring borough might if it gets brought out no but just looking through there there is some great jerseys and there was some tough votes on their. Like I mentioned Centerville. Didn't get in the first round the playoffs which broke my heart. There was a group of death. I think it was group. D were it. Not only Sycamore but northern Kentucky and Molar Ninety Teams in one group of six. I'm supposed to vote for that and I. I know I'm going to have people angry at me for this but I voted molars just because again numbers that are giant on the back a love those jerseys and the goal to Love Gold Jerseys would've voted northern Kentucky or Sycamore. They were in their own group. They weren't and in fact when I voted for Molar. Norfolk Kentucky was leading. The Way and Sycamore had four votes. That point which I thought was that was a shame because those green jerseys are sweet and I like that they have the eighth school logo on a which is a plane flying out the the and of course aves short for aviators. Not Avenues or avalanches. I do like the name though but you can go back and actually try to find that bracket. So here's how the first round went. We'll start off with the top bowling green got by Parma. And they face number one. A Shaker Heights spoil it. They beat Toledo Saint John's Oh yeah because NC in the preliminaries you know Osma Mistake so got a free passenger on Saint. John's Shaker Heights. Bishop Watterson God by Saint Ignatius Rocky River slipped by Gilmore Kademi prep team style got pass Patois Franciscan nor Kentucky fell to Hudson. Saint Edward by Walsh Jesuit. Which I like those jerseys to they were in south metro for three games against the local teams in spring. Borough Saint ex molar. That Walsh Jesuit didn't get to move on but Saint Edward. They have some Nice Jerseys for their hockey team and Thomas Worthington got by Archbishop Moeller second round. Looks something like this Bay beat. Bowling Green Shaker Heights Scott past spring boroughs. Third Jerseys Swing Bro. Got A first round bye. Esten Saint Charles who defeated Columbus Foam Bishop Watterson to take on Sylvania northview got by Rocky River. Still got by Gilmour Academy's Varsity team Hudson fell to tain-jy Berlin at all in Berlin. They sent in the Home White Jerseys which still showed off the two shades of blue. If you WANNA think color scheme fairburn skyhawks if airborne had a high school hockey team to be like that except Skyhawks and not bears but lighter shade of blue darker shade of blue. I like the bears look. I really liked their away. Jerseys but they had the Home Jerseys Toledo Saint Francis got by Saint Edward and Thomas Worthington fell to nor Danica. Third Round Shaker Heights. Got By bay which is a nine one upsets. I think the seeds by how many votes they got in the preliminary rounds. And yes remembering right. That is how it was saint. Charles fell to Northview Stouffville. Tolentino Berlin and nor donate got by two leaders. Saint Francis Semifinals Shaker Heights punched in the first championship bouts. Orientated you Berlin. Punched in the second and your final. Which if I can pull it up quick and sound like I know what I'm talking about Shaker Heights Scott by Berlin by four votes for votes seventeen. Thousand Visitors Somehow cast seventy three thousand votes which it's technology so people had fun. And it's you know a fun contest now Shaker Heights jerseys. I thought you know Nice Clean. Nothing too extraordinary or extravagance rather extravagant is a better word and it makes me sound smart red numbers letters white hockey lace at the at the neck and they kind of looked like they have the lines of the Winnipeg jets. You want. I'm talking about what they had the lines of the elbows which originally I wasn't too crazy about but just thin red lines on their their Clean Jersey. So that's a good luck but I was a little sad because I want realize Cincinnati Dayton team to win you know since that's why cover but as I see your blanket a Lotta love little sightsee Olatunji orange not vited. I don't remember voluntarily. Liberty got in all Hanje. I don't remember they got in. What's funny about the Tange? Schools Oland Tangent. They have the their jerseys kind of look like the Saint Louis Blues with the black the blue gold like a darker shade of blue but not quite navy the same old Tanja Orange era covered Edmonton oilers from the eighties. Great Look Allentown g liberty. Their logo looks like The Washington capitals with the hockey stick being L. I liked that look at Berlin like I mentioned really like color scheme. A lot of fun and live fun to see people love on High School Hockey Jersey all by the way. The final numbers Shaker Heights. Thirty six thousand four hundred twelve to volunteer Berlin's thirty six thousand four hundred and eight compare it to the semi finals. Where Olen Tandy won three thousand seven hundred twenty six to three thousand one hundred sixty nine for no door? Neha Danica and Shaker Heights defeated Sylvania. Northview two thousand four hundred twenty eight to two thousand two hundred eleven so yeah a little bit jump on votes but hey you know what can't blame Scott on. That is a lot of fun and hopefully we'll have another one next year if we have high school hockey or not because like imagine we'd who have a lot of Great High School Hockey Jerseys. I love seeing the new ones. I like seeing my favorites like I said. We don't really have a bad set in town so fun and definitely like mention. I highly recommend checking out their new podcast Ohio. Oh Hockey Digest on Air PODCAST. It's is ran by Tim. Sullivan Jason Lou and Dusky. They are coaches at Saint. I believe their first episode was with Scott Harrington who runs the site like a mentioned and Yeah I say. Give listen if you like hockey and you like Ohio and you like hockey in Ohio than there. You go can't really beat that. Kanye but I don't know maybe yours truly will be a guest on their don't know spoiler and I don't know if I should be saying that. But actually the last podcast. They released Friday by the way their last podcast with Toledo Saint Francis. Chris Varga definitely looking forward to hearing from local coaches around here. Because like I mentioned we got a lot of knowledgeable coaches mean from door Kentucky up to Troy I. I like working with everyone. There's not someone like oh I get to work with them again. Great now I I really like enjoy. I've really enjoyed talking with all the coaches and some of the players too. But yeah the great sweater. Rice has come to an end. And it's Shaker Heights lifting the imaginary trophy really clean jerseys to do like those but that we go a little tidbits still a little surprise at the head coach opening at spring borough to but hey life happens so I don't know I don't know the result or the anything that happened behind doors but I am going to miss coach Reynolds. Best Luck Nate and again. If you're interested contact Austin Rhodes the athletic director Spring Borough by Monday April twenty seventh with a letter of interest a resume and references. And you might be the head coach of the Spring Springboks Panthers Twenty Twenty twenty one past year spring. Borough went fourteen seventeen and two and seven nine in the capital hockey conference like mentioned non conference plan end. There's a lot of big muscle teams. You know Upper Arlington. They suffered one loss this year. New Albany gave him that loss in the playoffs. It's tough if you want if you want to get far in the sports capital hockey conference definitely gives you a challenge. So not saying South West doesn't but we're talking Dublin Jerome. Who's normally a beast in the playoffs? Olin Tandy liberties good Saint Charles. New Albany mentioned they got to the frozen four for the first time ever in team history. I Miss Sports. I don't know about you. I Miss Sports. I will talk briefly about the new. Nfl looks and hopefully. I can find them to talk about and not. Just go off. I the only ones I really didn't care for the Atlanta Falcons and the thing I mean fine but I don't know I like I like their look. The Patriots Won. I liked it. It's a little weird. Not Seeing that font because they ran with for twenty. But it's the color. Ross Jerseys and I actually liked those the stripe ending kind of at the top of the shoulders. That's a little. I don't know I'm big design person. I'm I'm a guy that likes logos and jerseys. The Los Angeles chargers actually shared. There's today and really my only complaint on those. Why NOT A GOLD JERSEY? But while those jerseys are really really great and hopefully I can. Hopefully I can share them with you if I don't get bombarded by ten million pop ups on this site this from Kron for Young of the Houston Chronicle raking the. Nfl's new uniforms for the twenty twenty season. Now I like the bengals. Look the only thing I'd change is the number font too crazy about it but I love the bengals helmet. Hopefully that stays into the end of Time Jersey number font. I've never been a big fan of that but there's a lot of people saying hands down. The chargers new uniforms are the best. The Cleveland browns debuted their new ones. And they're going back to their franchises. Passed on this look like those jerseys clean and like I said it's a very good look that runs. They had I get it but sometimes you don't shake the tree of throwbacks or tradition. Or whatever the Falcons ones I just I don't know the buccaneers once again. Like the Cleveland going back to an overlook when they went to the Super Bowl. I like those the gray ones. I don't know those ones of course I'm talking about. Oh there's thing to go by. I like the pants and the bolt up the side. I really liked the royal blue. The navy blue and the charger bolt. I've really liked those looks. I think Los Angeles in the chargers have done a nice job on that Cleveland. Browns ones I think I really liked the number font little different. It's not just plain old block font. It's a little bit different you know looking at the -puter jerseys of the buccaneers. I like those too. Those are good looking jerseys. There's a lot of going back to the past on these jerseys. The Patriots ones the color rush. I like those the colts the Indianapolis Colts to look at it a couple of times. Say there's change now. You might know this story to about the colts. Having a new ULTA LOGO. They have a new ward. Mark is on the top of the face masks connecting to the helmet but also the number is different too. It's no longer block. It's blocked with an attitude. I don't know what that thoughts called. But it's got it's got endings on the numbers if you will. But apparently the colts new logo which is a sea and inside the sees the shop of the State of Indiana. Apparently there's a high school in Indianapolis Less Cathedral High School that had a logo very very similar to that. In fact really the changes are the colors and there was a three leaf clover and there so that that's a fun story to talk about so colts. Really don't change up much. But Hey those those are classic jerseys as well Atlanta Jerseys. I like you know if it was playing. Read the plane Red Top. I liked but they went with a gradient. Look which is the first. Nfl team to do so. And if you remember last sports history. The hawks did that back in the nineteen. Eighties Nineties to the Throwback Jersey. I Love I'm sure you know it's not a bad luck. It just all of them have the. At L. on it. And it. Just I don't know new logo for the rams. It looks very chargers. This it's funny. How close the rams the chargers now look to more looks on the Cleveland browns again. It's from krone. It's Matt Young from the Houston. Chronicle ranking all the jerseys and the NFL draft coming up very very shortly. Think First Day is April twenty. Four now I will tell you that there are lots of followers a mind that have on which is cool to see all the pink. Kenyans not fused with opinions. But what I want for the Bengals. I want the right fit. If the bengals sink the JOE boroughs right fit. I'm on board. I think borough will be a great leader in the locker room. I think maybe his first year not to expect a Lsu type run. They had in college football earlier this school year. But I like borough and hopefully Cincinnati holds on that number one pick unless there is an offer they can't refuse. I mean literally you have to give like twenty picks or something like that but I just thought the bengals do. What's right and draft? What they need. I think there is a meeting of new voice new leadership and I think Joe Borough fits that to a T. to I think I think he'll be okay. I'm still a little worried about his injury that he suffered but Jalen hurts. I've seen some people saying they hope it falls to the Patriots. I think that'd be an interesting thing. And I think hearts will do quite well in New England. Tom Brady now Tampa Bay. Yeah I still a little bit shocking. I you know I'm not mad about at all. I mean it's not going to affect me but the same time it's going to be different. Tom Brady not new England now in Tampa Bay in the NFC so definitely I'll be following along on social media the twenty twenty NFL draft. It's going to be taking place not as it's normally prepared again. Thanks to the Nice Corona virus sweeping through the world. Apparently the original plans were to have in Las Vegas with the entire Strip on display. But yeah that's not happening and in fact I read something that the Las Vegas Raiders might not even be playing in Vegas to start off the season Salt Lake. Excuse me that was some noise on my laptop and I didn't tell it make noise first-round April twenty third. That's good because I thought it was twenty four at eight. Pm Watching online or on TV ABC ESPN or the NFL network. Rounds Two three r the twenty four if you can watch it online. Abc ESPN ESPN two and NFL network. Rounds four through seven the twenty-fifth ABC ESPN NFL network. And you can track a long. Nfl DOT COM. You know there is a local name that might be drafted and be the first draft for that school since the seventies that'd be Adam Trautmann of the Dayton flyers which there was an article that I shared on twitter talking about how that would be a nice fit for the Patriots. I know we have drew sample and really his first year. Nothing really write home about hopefully improve for this year. But I don't think tight. End is a need for Cincinnati this year. But it'd be nice. See trautman make the short trip from Dayton Cincinnati. You Bet you. That'd be a lot of fun to talk about but I don't see it happening. But that's the draft. They will start in a couple of days. The twenty third and I will probably re tweet the bengals picks and I'm really hoping the Bengals make smart decisions and improve on a team that you don't want to and fourteen best two and fourteen team ever just because of the fact if you look at that fourteen losses. I think the Bengals had Leeds ten of those and only really blown out by San Fran New Orleans us both those at home while it's been at the Dome not sure on that but I mean the Bengals I feel like are just a couple of cornerstones and the three agents that they sign. I I really think the bengals. They're not going to have another two and fourteen year. I'm not seeing it. So if you want that for the Bengals I don't see it so there. You Go. And that will finally conclude episode of One forty three of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts. Thanks for checking out the local Cincinnati Dayton sports plaque. Yes it's always fun to talk with. You mentioned there are a couple of interviews. I have scheduled through the pipeline. Monday morning will be the first one. And it is with Dayton flyers voice Larry hand skin now. Of course that's subject to change because life happens after all that still six days away but looking forward to getting more interviews out like a mentioned one forty Tuba Chris. Collins I think was an excellent episode that you should go listen to that will do it until episode one forty four this Lee wwl and signing off. Thanks for your support again. If you want new local merchandise go to the wwl dot com slash podcast and click on the buy podcast merchandise link and every little piece of every cell. I get back. Thou for one forty-three until episode. Forty four folks back. Thank you for listening to another episode of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast with Lee w Allen to subscribe to the podcast. Please visit the lead w Mao dot com slash podcast from there. You can choose your favorite platform such as apple podcast. 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Reds Drive-In Baseball

Lance McAlister

14:14 min | 2 months ago

Reds Drive-In Baseball

"All right here's the idea. I don't know if it'll work. I'm intrigued by it. A twenty seven hundred wwl wrol carriers Sports Hawkeye twitter follower no BS. Sent me this last week. No BS, thank you. This is work in progress. I know some of the downsides already. But I like it in theory. Drive in movie. Theaters have seen a resurgence in popularity during all of this because it's a reasonably safe alternative to indoor movie watching. music concerts are now taking place at drive in movie theaters yacht rock in a parking lot in Noblesville. INDIANA. Dave Matthews Band Blake Shelton. Brad Paisley Garth Brooks. Alan Jackson Keith Urban Concert. It's a concert in your car series going on across the country Walmart, in fact, Walmart is pertinent with tribeca enterprises to setup a touring drive in movie theater experience that is putting the outdoor movie experience into Walmart parking lots one hundred sixty walmart store parking. Lots across the country are setting up projector, setting up screens and projectors for drive in movie experiences. Alright. Follow me here. How `bout a good old fashioned drive in. Reds game. We can't go to the stadium. We know the social distancing issues. What if you created a reds drive in baseball experience and here's the idea. The reds, community. Fund would partner with local drive INS. and. Large parking lots. For lack of a better word to present reds games. Home in road. And fans would come in by the Carload. For Pick your price twenty five bucks. That's going to be divvied up. Part of it goes to the reds. Community Fund part of it goes to work wherever the the drive in is. Whatever perking lot you're using A. Screen or side of a building? I'm I'm trying to get creative here. You would watch from your car socially distanced. Your speaker would be on seven hundred wwl W listen to Tommy, thrall and Jeff Brantley I. imagined scene where people would be gathering in celebrating Reds Baseball not the stadium experience that everybody wants, but imagine doing it in a in a movie theater drive in. Experience. Imagine, the honks the home runs in rallies imagine doing split the pot by phone on your phone. Throughout the night, a red split the pot for the reds, community fund or a raffle tickets for reds items. The the reds have a lot of promotions going on. That that Games are going to be played where we're talking about bobblehead giveaways and number of giveaways that don't have a game this year. Take some of those these I. Don't want to call them hot spots. That we're exempt negative connotation, but I envisioned in. It's like pop up spots for reds. Games from that standpoint and those who come pay to get in with their. Carlo to people whatever. Maybe a limited to bring a truck or something like that, but you get in you. Listen to the watch the game on the your drive in movie theater. You listen to your speaker on the side of your radio you. If you want to do concessions, you could order those on your phone. Maybe going in and as you pay on the way in they handier concessions, so you don't have to get out of the car and go to the concession stand. I'm looking ways to make this easier. You would do. Something in conjunction with starlight drive in and Amelia. You could do Hollywood drive in on Cedar Avenue in College Hill You, could do the holiday auto theater in Hamilton. That's still open. You can do the dixie twin drive in Dayton on. You could do if you get an I. Don't know where you'd by the screen for it, but you could do something in the parking lot on West freedom way between great American. Ballpark Paul Brown. Brown stadium I mean what is that lot being? He think of the number of cars. You could put in that area. You could social distancing them. You would just need something screen. Wise visually you could do in theory and that's why. I call it like the pop. You could make it. A reds drive in baseball network which would make it a community of reds fans getting out to support reds baseball in tight in with. High school parking lots. Sides of buildings that you would be able to use for your projector projection of the game. I would take it one step further. I would extend the connection of it to your minor league teams. Your minor, league teams don't have games going on this season I would reach out as an organization to the Dayton Dragons and Louisville bats and Chattanooga and Greenville and billings in Daytona and say we want you to be a part of our reds drive in baseball network in on X. maybe it's not every night. But on x nights we'd like you to be a part of a network of crossed our region of reds, fans and host be a host site to watch reds baseball that night. Now you're going to need for something other than a traditional drive in. You're going to need a projector. Screen you're going to need. Security offers officers in charge of enforcing health and safety regulations and social distancing in in all that stuff I'm I work in progress here. I think there's something there and yet. Here's one problem I sense right away I. Look outside and it's eight. Twenty. Six in the sun is still up I'm conceding bat as a problem. There aren't any west coast games that it would play to a greater advantage in the dark. I do know back in June. The padres hosted seven driving events. In the parking lot and that I look this up, but during the week that accommodated two hundred and fifty cars. They did two concerts. They did to movie screenings. They did three high school graduations. That's what the padres did. In fact things went so well. The padres are hopeful of holding drive in baseball outside Petco Park this summer so again the rigid idea. The Angel Stadium did a drive in. For three concerts that sold out last weekend. And the angels did it in accordance with health and safety protocols and social distancing between the cars and tickets and concessions were sold in advance, so it limited exposure food was delivered to cars. Mask vendors roamed the parking. Lots, beverages and snacks say a in fact. They used a virtual restroom line. On an APP. You I I I I. Guess you made a reservation when for when you were GonNa be I'd like to make twenty reservation to be I. Don't know a capacity for Angel Stadium. Two hundred seventy four cars. All perked within the parking area adjacent to the Grove in Anaheim. Just something to ponder. The concept is they're? They're doing with Dr Driving Concerts Yacht Rock. Dave Matthews Blake Shelton Brad Paisley Garth Brooks. Alan Jackson Keith Urban. It is worked from that standpoint. Walmart's already engaging in fact. I don't know if Walmart is tied in as sponsorship with the reds to in extent whatsoever. But, in terms of trying to find spaces and screens and everything if Walmart is already partnered to create one hundred sixty store parking lots across the country I, don't know how many of those are around this area. I'd say we weren't in on that for these nights. We're going to do reds games. There's only three hundred and five dry as of this as of the the first of the year, you're only three hundred fifty drive in theaters in the US, according to the La, times so of Walmart is has created one hundred and sixty pop-up drive in parking lots. They're onto something from that standpoint. I'm looking for creative things to to rally. Reds fans in a community sense to also help the reds. Community Fund. Now! I don't know how you would get around because. Said most most of the Red Star Times at least home. Are Starting before the sun is even down, so I'm trying to visualize projection. Wise the game. What that might look like it it? Certainly, it's not gonNA work for six or seven ten. The Milwaukee Games don't start till eight. That's right about now. You've got you don't have any west coast games because of the schedule set up I file this under where there's a will, there's a way I have every line open. I'm wondering if it would interest you to any extent, or if you can tweak it for me. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven, hundred on at and T.. The the best I could come up with. Was Reds drive in baseball? Anything to it. Twitter has loved my idea. Keats says there's a drive in in Sydney. Ohio did not include Sydney Ohio all right. Let's include them in our. We'll call it a pop-up network. Slater me and my dad. We're talking today about missing out on going to the ballpark. This would be the next best thing. Erin any way to make a positive impact I'm all for it. I'm from Dayton and I'd go to the Dragon Stadium to do this. My idea would be all us. All of your minor league parks who don't have anything going on and connect with them from a major league standpoint. Say you know kind of throw them about how we feel for you. Here's what we're doing. Why don't you try this and win? Win for everybody. You kind of connect with our reds fan, network and. Gives you an event outside of your stadium and it's reds baseball I don't see downside of that Jamie where do I sign up? Lance. Can you get this done I don't I'm just the idea guy I don't know I. Think the biggest drawback is now like right now. Eight fifty six drive in it wouldn't be ideal, but it would work and I just don't think there's enough. This would really be good at a year where you had west coast games. Imagine doing it all here here you go. Imagine next year under air quotes here normal times next year. You do it on a west coast trip. You don't have to do it every night, but you pick your games include West Coast Games. And you have double feature. At eight o'clock, you have a fill in the blank baseball movie Bull Durham. Field of dreams, the natural bad news bears for love of the game. You name it and make it. Make it a driving doubleheader. Drive in double header your eight. o'clock showing is a baseball movie. Your ten ten is the reds West Coast Game Oh. Tell me that's not cool there. We've solved the problem of daylight issues. My people will talk with your people. I will not even take a cut of this. Billy says pipe in the crowd noise to the Voice of the stadium. There you go. Jamming Cook this is a hell of an idea, which means the Ridgewood never. Major League Baseball would never consider. We'll see you. Don't have any major league baseball involved in this. I circle the wagons around the reds. I think if you threw this baby in the lap. Of Charlie, Franken the Reds Community Fund. And get the reds promotions involve. Somebody asked me earlier today. I don't have an answer this, they said. What are the reds going to do with all their giveaways and have all the questions I've been asked. That one stumped me now. I would imagine it would be as simple as they'll rolled-over an season, but man with this idea if you. Drive in baseball for this season. Could you imagine rolling into that drive in or if it's a walmart parking lot or wherever you're going to do it? With like a truckload of of the extra bobbleheads in reds giveaways whether it was hats, shirts, or whatever the promotions were the star wars items Baba whatever they were roll into each of those spots that night. And make that part of giveaway. I, think there's something there. You do your concessions with your hot dogs and peanuts and popcorn, and and hey, if you gotta do, reserve your time on on the APP, who was at the padres? Use the APP to reserve the restroom time I was the angels. A virtual restroom lied arranged via an APP an APP right. If if it works, let's do it. PETCO Park is using the parking lot for this past weekend I. Just found this PETCO. Park used their parking lot for drive in movies and showed anchorman. If. It's good enough for anchorman at of it. Good enough for yacht, Yacht, rock and NOBLESVILLE. It should be good enough for our good enough for our makeshift reds drive in baseball this year and the expanded version drive in doubleheader baseball.

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6-30-2020 Sports Talk

Lance McAlister

1:41:20 hr | 2 months ago

6-30-2020 Sports Talk

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Now sports talk on seven hundred wwl Jelly. Let's get to it six ten seven hundred w. w ardell carriers sportstalk presented by kills Chevrolet Alliance mcallister. Thanks for hanging out tonight. We'll do it for three hours coming up in the eight o'clock hour your memories of Riverfront Stadium on they anniversary of its opening a lot to get to between now, and then let's start with some reds baseball, big fan of our next guest, and how he plays the game he started five different positions for the reds last year. First second third left right was even the D. H. last year. He is a number seventeen and that would be Josh van meter. Josh Lanes mcallister. How're you? Garrett lands how you doing. I'm fantastic. If I could ask. Where are you at this bar you in town or in Indiana? Where are you right now now? I think I got my intake testing amount to so I'll be I'll be leaving tomorrow morning. Are you ready for that? Yeah. A Brace? Off Season. What is your of Elven over the last three months? What's Day in the life of Josh van meter bed like? Oh Man A lot of working out a lot of golf. And a lot of just hanging out, just waiting on the word, you know I mean. You gotta try to make the most out of the situation. You know I think you could. Try to find the positives in it. You know I've got to do a lot of stuff it. I haven't been able to do a long long time. I mean this is the first summer I've had back home since I was eighteen so you try to find the best in it and I am ready to get back to baseball and I'm ready to be around the guys and ready to get things going I think you bring up a great point because with all. That's going on all this new. All that's different. That might be uncomfortable. Having your mind in the right spots gotta be huge for entering into something like this. Yeah for sure I think you know I. Think like even baseball, even Kinda lies. It's more of a mental thing than anything I think. if it's really easy to kind of look at the negatives kind in the world that we're in right now. I think he's trying to focus on the positive and trying to stay in that positive mindset and Kinda look look forward to things that are coming and like in for us. That's kind of baseball and the season and back. We're all excited to get. Going would have your baseball activities Ben Light during the last three months. so for me. I tried I tried to really treat. This is kind of like the extension of an off season. I think it was hard at the beginning. Because you're kind of preparing for the unknown, you know we never really knew. When the season was going to come, it could have been. You know in May could be you know how it is now have been two weeks after they shut down training, so that was Kinda the hard part, but I don't know for me. It was Kinda. Just Kinda learning how to get ready and time and the time of uncertainly You know I was I was trying to get on the field once or twice a week. I would I would probably say I was doing baseball stuff. You know three to four times a week. obviously those three or four days it was it was something different I was trying to always kinda mix it up and keep it fresh I think that was the biggest thing keeping things new keeping things fresh and try to bring yourself out and in this period who during that time? Who pitches to a Josh van meter? Who is pitcher during this phase? That's that's a really good I saw. Facility I work out at you know, thank God. My Dad has a flexible work schedule I call it my dad and say hey. You might have to use your lunch break, but could you do this for me and? I use the machines a lot. You Know Dad's good for front flips and stuff like that. But when it came to veto and stuff, I will use the machine and then really just random people I kinda hit up people and be like A. Building you know there were times when my girlfriend was off work, she was feeding the machine and. So it was a cool experience. I love it I laugh because I was talking with Nate Jones back I don't know six weeks or so ago, and he was talking about him, and his dad built a mound in his garage in his barn, and he's throwing out of his barn, and he just said it was neat to like do things with his dad again like baseball stuff and it was kind of like field of dream stuff. Yeah, Heck I. Think makes it a little more handy than I am how? All yeah cool to spend time. With your. Dad, even in these times of uncertainty, it's always good to get together and you know 'cause. He's the one that kind of taught me how to play this game so. Those always cool moments and stuff like that. HOWDY, Jude! It takes me back and it seems like so long ago on March twelfth. What all it was shut down. But how did you feel about your spring at that point? Man Having a pretty good one you know I. Got Off to a really good star and you know there were some injuries within the team that you know. I felt like I had a chance to. To not only make the team, but have a chance to start the open the season with just some of the injuries we had but It was good I. I got hurt a little bit, but it was nothing serious and. I was really happy with how my spring when I was really happy with. The work that I put in the off season. They had kinda showed in spring and hopefully Continued that work to do this time and hopefully see the. Kind of the results of that. How. You mentioned. Golf had two questions. How's your golf game at our your xbox skills during this time, so my golf game has actually gotten exponentially better. You know I kind of figured out. Goals Kinda like baseball. When he when you put some time into it, it's amazing what can happen and then my ex? My xbox feels are always good. You know I I I haven't been playing as much lately, but yeah. The coal duty warzone has there's logged a lot of hours over the last three months then. It's fun you know. Those are too bad hobbies to have. Now do you when you when you're? On xbox. Are you playing teammates friends? Who Do you play? Yes so I they got this new thing would warzone where it's like Swat you know two three or four and I typically just play with somebody's back home i. don't typically play by myself. I try not to Like if I'm playing myself like I'm really really addicted playing by myself so I always try to try to play when some friends are on I'll link up with nick since L. Every now and again he's. He's gotten Kinda into the whole twitch, streaming, thing and. I'm a good player, but I don't know if I'm ready for that. Kind of like the big leagues the video gaming. I'd? Be afraid to. Embarrass my Salvini. On a know numerous games in relics at one time also. that. but now it's really just play with friends it's it's more of a social thing you know to. You get to play some video games. The also get a not technically hang out, but you know. Shoot the crap at your buddies and see what they're doing josh. Van Meter the reds hanging out with his couple. More minutes on sports talk tonight I read over the weekend I read the three pages of the media protocols for being at the park When when you've read over your protocols, dear is Kinda. glaze over. What what do you make of all this? Yeah you know I think that's where times proper desperate measures you know if you WANNA put that saying into I, think a lot of it is. I don't want to say over the top, but there are some definitely some extreme measures I. Don't think you can look at it and be like. Wow, that's not extreme, but. We're extreme time and you know you can. I think there's a lot of people out there that have different thoughts about this about this virus, and you know but at the end of the day it is all about respecting not only your teammates, but your teenage families because at the end of the day That's what matters and you gotta be respectful of everybody's personal space and. Disrespectful of of their life I. Guess is the best way I can put it. Yeah, I think I think they'll be. has done a good job of trying to represent that in these protocols, I think he's protocols. We'll definitely keep us safe. I don't think there's anything any doubt about that. But I also don't think there's any doubt that they're are going to be guys. Test Positive. I mean that's just of the nature of it. You're kind of seeing with the NBA Kinda saw the phillies and the Rangers. A little bit I think it's inevitable that guys are gonNA test positive but but how you go forward I think is the big the big thing to focus on. Sixty games I know in a perfect world. You wanted one sixty two. You would have taken eighty-one. It's sixty wh. What do you make of a sixty game season? I think it'll be good for the game. I think it'll create a sense of urgency for teams, and I think th urgency is always a good thing I don't know if there's anything to Colin. Cowherd out there but I love watching Colin Coward every day and Even he's excited about baseball and I even the first time I've been excited about baseball long time because there's that sense of urgency you know you can't. I've said it before. It's a hundred meter sprint. Marathon anymore and so on. You can't afford to go out there and lose four out of five or three out of four or five out of six You know it's you gotta bring it every day. You can't have those moments in one hundred and sixty two games and there's times where you can. You can afford to give up a couple of games in a row or threes in a row, but in sixty game season man. You gotta be on every day. There is no There's no time to waste You GotTa I. You truly gotTa leave it out on the field each and every day that you kinda part. Take me back if you could over the previous couple of years in the minors. And what was your what? What's your impression of the extra inning rule and the runaround seconds? You've played in games like that done. Tell fans what what you think of it in what they should expect out of it. I like it as a player. I like it to be honest. I played like Nineteen Twenty inning game in the minor leagues. That was a little too much for one night but it goes back to kind of the sixty game thing it creates a sense of urgency I think There's a little strategy to it as well whether de sacrifice bunt, you not There's a lot that goes into it and I think it's I. Think it's good I. Think make the game faster. I, think, that's a good thing, and he's been talking about that for a long time. START OUT! Can you speed up the game and that's? That's one way to do I think baseball purists may not like it. but I think it's a good rule, and I think especially in a shortened season. You're going to be able to save arm. Say Some your bullpen and I think it's a really good thing for baseball. especially in a year like this last question for is great. Catching up with you three weeks, maybe a different answer for a Pitcher, but I'll ask you the hitter three weeks enough for you to get ready for this thing. Yeah Yeah I. Think so I think especially guys have been staying in shape and being able to see a live arm here and there I don't I. Think I think three weeks is enough? I think I guess the one thing that I wish we could do. More is probably play more exhibition games against other teams you know inter squads can be good for short period of time I think a lot of guys would say that inner squads get Get tough after a while You know there's always it's always easier to play against another team than it. Is You guys? but everybody's in the same boat, but at the end of the day I. do think I think three weeks will be will be plenty of time last question. Is that agent Joe Speed taking care of you? I got a little bit of sweating. Anything Lemme me know what he's good to you. He Free Golf. Ball Fan, but no kid. Does great, he's. I love the death and meet them a lot for me and. He's a good one for sure. Hey, this was a blast I really appreciate this and I. Know You're you're probably get your bags back and get ready to leave in the morning. Congrats on on what you've done to get to this point and best of luck in spring training part to and and the season I all right. Thanks I appreciate. Having me on didn't look forward to that. Thanks to you. Take care. There, you go judgment and meter of their reds five positions. He started out last year. That is versatility and versatility rules in major. League baseball today. That was that was really good stuff I'm way late. Let's take time out then we'll get it rolling. Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred wliw. Six twenty nine seven hundred wwl wer carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. Really enjoy the conversation with Josh van meter. That was fun stuff. Look forward to doing that again coming up. After the bottom of the hour news I wanNA. Get into a little bit. Maybe a segment on the minor leagues. It is with great sadness. We learned today that although I think everybody saw it coming. It became official. A major early minor league season has been canceled no minor league baseball this year I'm I'm a big fan of of Minor League Baseball, and what it represents, and the opportunities it presents, and just kind of kicking back with with a coal, one bag of peanuts and watching the minor league. Baseball game, even going on vacation and seeking out a minor league baseball game so I WANNA. Spend a little bit of time. Time on that seven o'clock hour I'm GonNa. Let you listen back to this day two thousand and six Marty's call, and I think it's one of his top five calls all time of Adam. Dunn's Grand Slam that stunned the Indians and shook great American ballpark on this date, two thousand and six, and then in the eight o'clock hour, maybe closer to seven thirty, because I think we've got a lot to work with closer to seven thirty five tonight we'll do memories of Riverfront Stadium at opened on this date. And that is the stadium of my childhood, and the moments and memories in my experiences in that ballpark are endless. Would like to share some of those stories over the years at riverfront as well so we'll do all that, but let's check news. Bottom of the are carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred wwl w heads today. Six thirty eight seven hundred wwl W arnelle carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey. Chevrolet Arnelle carriers global transportation provider visit. Dot Com and Kelsey Chevrolet opened for sales and service with a new state of the Art Collision Repair Center coming in a matter of weeks. Let me catch up on the headlines. Then we'll go as mentioned expected news, but still sad news there will be no minor league baseball season for twenty twenty two first time. Without a minor league seasons since the first minor lakes nineteen o one, no Dayton dragons, no Louisville bats, no Lexington legends, Columbus, Clippers Indianapolis Indians you name it I want get into that here. In a second Major League baseball players report tomorrow. They started the intake with workout set on Friday the red should be on the west coast, opening up a seven game road trip in. In, La, against the dodgers tonight we'd have sports talk. Six to nine forty, leading into the inside pitch would have been game eighty five of the regular season, Barry Larkin, among former MVP winners today, asking the name for the name of chemistry mountain to be removed from the MVP plaque, no blacks played in the majors during the quarter century tenure of Landis Commissioner. His name has been on. The National Award since one thousand, nine, hundred, forty, four, the rockies, according to reports of side one time short time, reds outfielder Matt Kemp to a Minor League contract replace in Desmond on the roster. Desmond opted out of the season last night. FC Cincinnati resumed training in Orlando for the. MLS is back tournament. The orange and blue will officially restart the season on Saturday. July eleven when they face the Columbus crew and we have a baseball trade. Jeff Passan of ESPN. tweeting the following, here's how you know baseball's pack. We've got a trade and a player to be named later. The padres are acquiring middle, infield or hey, Matteo from the as for a player to be named later so there you go. Man I think the signs for the longest time as has pointed to know Minor League baseball season. It does not make it any easier. To see the official release. Tonight I just. I looked it up during the break last year. Forty one point, five million fans attended a minor league. Baseball game. Forty, one point five million supported Minor League Baseball Games last year, and there will be no games. This year was a fifteenth straight year. Minor League Baseball gone over forty million in attendance. there. It's gone up over a million from eighteen. It was the biggest one year increase that minor league baseball had seen in attendance since the two thousand six in two thousand seven seasons, of course. If you're talking attendance and the Dayton, dragons record I believe, sit thirteen, hundred and eighty five consecutive sellouts, the dragons, a year ago, wound up ninth out of one hundred and sixty minor league teams, they were number one of all teams below the AAA teams, an average, seventy, nine hundred fancy game, but lead minor league baseball is such. The the grass roots the incubator to growing baseball. Minor League Baseball just to and the thing I always liked. You didn't have at least for me. There wasn't a deep emotional investment, so you weren't as concerned or worked up about the winner or loser of the game it was just it was a chance to watch more of an innocence game. If you want to use the cliche playing for love of the game, but it was, it was fun and relaxing, and you sit close to the field tickets. Don't cost a whole lot, and you can kind of sit and watch guys, buster tail, chase a dream. I always joke whenever we go on vacation wherever we wind up or wherever no, we're going. We're the closest minor league park is because I want to stop by and see a minor league game. Saw The savannah. Sand GNATS play a couple years ago last year. Killing I went to Charleston or went to Asheville, and we misplanned the date Ashville. The tourists were out of town. I wanted to watch one of the oldest Minor League ballparks in Minor League Baseball, but. Just that chase of the dream in the and the bus trips in the the the low pay and I mean what what? Joe Speed told us when he was last on a player down low a level for a season of minor league. Baseball will make about low a sixty five hundred. For six months, and that's it. That's that's their pay. They make sixty five hundred for six months of baseball. And then they do their other things in their work. During the offseason. I told the story before I spent a week on the road with the South Bend White Sox years ago when I was working at the CBS TV station in South Bend, we did a piece for sweeps month about life in the minor leagues, and they gave me access with a photographer to derived the team. Team bus travel with the team for a week. Davenport Iowa des Moines I'll different parts around the Midwest League and just kind of get a sense, a feel for what it was like guys rolling into town, and being away from home, and not making a lot of money, and in all the trials and tribulations of chasing the minor league dream, and it gave me such a different perspective on what Minor League Baseball is like I. Mean Let let's not lose sight of in all of this. The number of people as a result who are are not working this season from the the the front office people in Minor League parks to the the promotions people to the media relations people to the broadcasters. Thinking of Nick earning. Jim Kelch with the LABATT's games this year Tom Nichols Dayton dragons. No Games for them. Man That and here's the real scary thing I'm looking during the break and there's a quote from the C. E. O. of Minor League. Baseball Pat O'Connor and he says quote. We are in dire straits. And that is a statement about minor league baseball is a whole. There are rest assured. Sadly there are a number of minor league teams that are going to go under as a result, they will no longer. Exist after missing out on a season this year and going through what the pandemic has brought, and Oh, by the way minor league baseball in the crosshairs of the major leagues, who, in their perfect world will if not this coming season in the very near future try to contract and get rid of upwards of forty minor league teams. That's sad man. I love going to Louisville, Bats Games I. Love going to Dayton dragons games. Sight Lines are great stadium setting is Great. You get to the in between inning, promotions and giveaways and. When you look up and see that number forty one and a half, million fans and a lot of small towns, who maybe they're never going to get to a major league game. Maybe they're too far away from the closest major. Maybe they can't afford to go to a major league game. But that connection at that level, the grassroots level of Minor League baseball to have connected last year with forty one and a half million people, and and giving them a taste, the experience of baseball, and maybe it's realizing that that really good player on that low a team that that family or that kid will track and follow his. He goes to AA AAA maybe someday, making it to the major leagues in that connection of I'm never going to go to a major league game I don't live close to a major league team, but that guy that guy played in our town, our small. Little tiny town of the map has a minor league baseball team and I remember when that guy was playing at low rookie ball for our team. That's not happening this year and there is a great sense. It's not going to be happening in a a large number of cities. Next season or the year after with the plan that Major League, baseball, he's focusing on I just bought my opening. Thoughts on that I do I had some other major league stuff to get into the rides and something David Ross said, but I would entertain this. If you have a thought, just experience if. I if you have something about Minor League Baseball strikes you on a day. Where we learn, there will be no minor league season, and that a sport, a level of it that had forty one and a half million experience. It will have zero experience at this year. That's sad, five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one and pound, seven, hundred at and T. R. L. carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet at seven hundred WWL W. Moving up on seven o'clock rapidly moving first our thanks for being a part of our and L. Carriers Fort Scott predinner by Kelsey Chevrolet. Guy, Greg Spencer on twitter twitter feed presented by barley corns. We love barley corns. I'm Atlanta mcallister. To went to Savannah Game Savannah, sand that's Minnesota twins a minor league team at the time. At least a I believe saw Chris curly from Beechwood as well as former USC quarterback John David Booty. who was a relief pitcher at the time? Yeah, that's the cool thing. I mean I think back in a what I was working in South Bend at the time on the White Sox pitcher name Scott Radinsky, who made it to the majors, and just he. It was so obvious in south bend at low at that time in the Midwest League. He was so much better than everybody else in the League. He was going to pitch in the majors. He was relatively. Successful in the majors pitcher with the White Sox I think the dodgers adjacent beret was at the time for the South Bend White Sox. Todd van Poppel came through the Midwest League and South Bend at that time. The former prospect Carlton Fisk did a Rehab assignment with the South Bend White Sox I'll never forget that night. Terry Francona was the manager of the South Bend White Sox Four. YEARS, I! was there a joy to work with? But yet you remember those no, those names or I always whenever I go to a minor league town on it. Go to a game I was like. The the Roster and the coaching staff to see which former major leaguers I notice on the coaching staff of that Minor League team. It's go to the phones Wilmington is our first. Stop what you say Charlie. Plants say got a couple. Of Minor League. Comment. First off I remember. We used to watch the Columbus Clippers over time. And that's when they were the Yankee station. So many great players come through there I. A friend of will they used to sound like when you went in in the souvenir shop, the crack bat. Dollars? And my buddy got one we, of course. We didn't know at the time, but it was Bernie. Way Back and we get home. He re-glue I. Don't Know How many times used highschool to displaying around practices love it. I mean that's an expensive. But I always saw if you WANNA take a kid and show them the love of the game. Take him to a money. Out. Way involve the fans. They bring kids on the field during innings. And I I think I took my son. Many times see cleanse clipper out the cub scout camp overnight. They would that you could fleet entertainment on the field of course on the grounds, not on the into but and then in the morning. When you woke, they had a little breakfast where they had cereal. No Nice and then. And then you got to work out with Some of the coaching staff or players that come that morning to work out with different kids won't on a little individual basis but I I think the major league baseball really needs to. Take a real hard look not to get rid of minor league teams, but the sun some their top executives. To a Michael leg not not to the office, but the setting standards. Me You know what it is that fans? are seeing why they why. The attendance is up in the minor league parks versus the major league parks, and why fans love the Minor League I. I think Major Leaguers tend to lose love of the game, and it's more about the business for you. Make it to the major league. Thanks. Buddy have a great night her I'm going to springboard off of that because I have always believed that there should be a clause in a major league players contract. Realizing this isn't realistic, but I've always thought at some point in a major leaguers career, he should have to go back to the minor leagues for a day. To be reminded about the innocence of the game, the joy of the game, what was like the first time when when somebody wanted your autograph when you were eighteen or nineteen or twenty years old and billings Montana out when you were riding buses when you were getting. You know twenty two bucks a day for meal money when you were making a thousand dollars a month if you were lucky. For! His Nice says it is in the major leagues. Th the money traveled a per diem and everything that comes with it. I've always thought it'd be cool to say. Hey, remember each year you have your minor league day and you gotta go back and reconnect with that and remember what that was like. I've always thought that would serve a major league or well, not all of them Lucite, but just the reminder of being put back in that place in that moment for the experiences with Bill. Go Ryan welcome to sportstalk. Having gone through. So, I thought it was pretty fun I. Think it was the Dayton. Dragons game I went to my My GRANDPA, he's he loves to sing and he He sang every week for his church and this and that. He. Just loved it and. Chile shoot 'em up and got their the Dayton Dayton dragons game and he got to the national anthem and. I couldn't be prouder of them. You know, and so the rest of the game we just kind of hung out, and it was a good moment for us. So that is and you know that connection. That's a power I. Mean I can hear it in your voice that singular moment at a minor league gay men. A lot to him meant a lot to you your family. You'll never forget that moment. Never Never I. Hate done. Thanks Buddy. Rich. Check it in and and that's what it's about making. That's why that grassroots in it that that starts to slip away full. If forty minor league teams go away, that's forty cities that are going to have baseball taken out of probably a a small city that has a connection to that baseball team Westwood we go. Hi, Rick. Let's Eight Years ago decades ago I wanted Gene Oregon all. This is when the M.'s were Pittsburgh's minor league yeah. replaying band WHO Philadelphia's Minor League team. Got See the killer bees. Killer bees, no way but Berkman Bijou Bagwell. Did I name 'em or did I. Get them right. Baena all I see I'm? I'm flashing today Astros. Guys, though let's go with your guys I. I was flashing with the Astros for second round. A little slow on the uptick tonight. Yours is much better. I'll go with yours. Got Among the scalp off. Yeah, four bucks when watching the game. Scalps. Be That exactly, right? That's a good deal, Doug, thank you even if I did misplace the players. Thank you for calling. A good night. Mike I'm thinking just whatever reason the Houston Astros Casey and I sat behind home plate at a bats game. Last year, and you're right when you can sit amongst the scouts and you kinda get the talking to the scouts and you know they're not going to give you everything, but you watch the radar gun. You of look at what they're jotting down. You kind of talked to him between innings. What about his off speed, stuff and man? You Likes Alexa to talk it is. It is really good stuff one. One are in the books. Hang tight. We come back a little bit more on this. I'M GONNA. Take you back to this date. Two thousand six, and we'll let you hear what Marty's call sounded like I think it's one of his top five calls. In one of the wildest endings do a reds game of all time as we continue Arnelle, carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred wwl, W. The following takes place between seven PM and eight PM. All right seven Oh nine seven hundred wwl w. it's Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet I'm Lance McAlister. Thanks for being here. We'll take till nine tonight Gary. Jeff Walker, and at that point he'll deliver the nightcap from nine to midnight rapidly paced first our headlined by Josh. Van Meter missed. It really enjoyed the conversation with the Reds jack-of-all-trades infielder outfielder that is up in podcast form right now podcast through the iheartradio APP at seven hundred wwl W dot, com the. The podcast presented by my friends at richterphillips Jewish you go to richterphillips dot com slash lance. They've got a fifty percent off deal on your next purchase for murder Phillips Jewelers Richter Phillips Dot Com Slash Lance for fifty percent off. Thanks for the support guys from fields, jewelers of the of the podcast Josh was fantastic about I. I love the Stories Evan We, when we talked with Nate Jones back six weeks, or so ago, the the reds reliever from foul mouth. He talked about going to the hardware store and getting supplies with his dad, and they built a mound, and they put the mound in the in the barn on his farm in. He was throwing from inside the barn into a catcher. The Barn, so the wind would would not impact him, and you know we're. There's a will. There's a way and you. You got to hone your skills and stay active and ready for when they get the call it. That's what he was doing. Josh was talking about having his dad at lunch hour. Take his lunch hour to do flips flipping down on one knee and foot the ball up, so he could take some swings and his girlfriend was was. Putting the pictures in the in the pitching machine for him. I love stories like that. Was enjoyable conversation it's. Even his xbox exploits with Nixon's L.. And in his golf game, and more I thought some really good insight on the protocols and the testing and what Major League Baseball, and and the country is up against That's a something worth your time. If you have a chance to listen through at the podcast page all right we stood up a little bit of Minor League Baseball Conversation, which was good and bad. The good is it was good. Memories and stories share. The Bat is today were Minor League Baseball announces officially be dark for the year. No Minor League baseball season. And I looked it up in two, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, one, and a half million in all time record, forty one and a half million attended minor league baseball games up a million from the year before. And it's with great sadness. You think of the players in the. Employees the front office people. The grounds keepers the broadcast. You name it who? Won't have a GIG this year without baseball also in this hour and coming up closer to the bottom of the hour riverfront open on this date nineteen seventy I, WANNA. Do share some memories of the life and times of Riverfront. Stadium, I've always said that is the stadium of my childhood and as a kid. When you walked up to that place in looked up at up at up at how big it was all the memories and moments I have as a kid at Riverfront stadium over the years. Not just the reds, reds, bengals concerts. Football Games, that coming up closer to seven thirty five, but on this date is well I always circle this on the calendar because it's a to topic. Thing on this date this they two thousand six. I'm GonNa let you to listen to this? In a second reds and Indians great American Ballpark, the reds trailed the Indians five to nothing before they even came to bat that night. It was a Friday night at Riverfront. Thirty thousand plus on an they trailed seven nothing going to the bottom of the eighth, but the reds chipped away. They scored four in the eighth. Austin Kerns a Solo homer Y Castro Juan Castro in a three run homer, so they trailed eight, two four, going to the ninth. then. They were down eight to five with two outs in the ninth. And they loaded up the basis and Adam Dunn came to the plate. and. It sounded like this. Don Out there with the bases loaded the outfield deep, and around toward right in the one. Oh all the way to the plate Soi. Right. To. You With a screening Dr. Cleveland pull bannon right. And the ranch have done one appeared to be. His teammates were waiting out. Him Jerry Narron is out of the DUGOUT, banging his hands together Adam Dunn whereby night then a two out Grand Slam home run what? They said Bright American ballpark. The rats have rallied to beat the Indians with nine runs and their last two at bats. They got. I said it before. I'll say it again. It's easily one of top one of the top five. Mardi calls in his hall of fame. Broadcasting career fourteen years later. The hair standing up on my arms. That description that painting of the picture the can you believe it? Multiple Times the description of a screaming line drive into the Indians, bullpen. Reds appeared. Done the what appear to be the impossible as teammates waiting on him at home plate Jerry Narron banging his hands together that description by Marty I. mean the Pete forty-one. The record breaker is hall of Famer the. There are ones, but I mean even Mardi. Was We year Mardi? kind of up to that line of screaming at what is happening is the ball leaves the bag? That's a Helluva call by Marty, Brennaman. Now. Here's the kicker. I was asleep when that happened. We were leaving on vacation early the next morning we were driving to southport North Carolina and went to bed when they were down six nothing. And I've told this story before I will never forget the next morning. At six thirty, we're already on the road, and I'm listening to seven hundred. And I hear Scott Springer Sports Update. Play that call and mentioned the reds rallied to win. The game I almost drove off the road. WENT TO BED MISSED IT! The number of people who were there and have told me about that game over the years. That light up that night for the reds. Felipe Lopez Adam Dunn hit second. Junior hit third rich Aurilia the cleanup hitter Scott Hattiesburg Austin. Kerns Brandon Phillips, Valentine, the pitchers that night Quinton. mccracken pinch hit a that game of the reds. pitchers Elisardo Ramirez started Jason, Standridge Esta by Yawn who blast from the past and Kent Mercker on a on a night that thirty, four, thousand, nine, hundred, and thirty were on hand, this date, two, thousand and six. I'll say it again. How about that call? Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred pound, seven, hundred on at and T. Grab your calls. Necks are now carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey, Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Seven twenty two seven hundred wwl wrol carriers, sports dot presented by. Kelsey Chevrolet. Allaster. Check in about eight minutes. love this idea from the as then. We'll go to the phones I. Hope The reds do something like this. It's going to. You know fans in the stands this year. At least the star Major League Baseball, the as are getting creative They announced today a coliseum cutouts program which bands can send in their photo and had added to a cardboard cutout that will be in the empty stands. The fans cut out. Won't be alone. There will be cut outs of former as players and local celebrities like that. If a foul ball zone cutout gets hit with foul ball, there's different zones around the stadium. If foul balls zone cutout gets hit with foul, the as will send the ball to the fan on the cutout. And when the season is over, the cutouts can be picked up by their purchaser. Cost to the cutouts are forty nine dollars for as access members eighty nine dollars for general. General fans one twenty, nine to be placed in the foul balls zone to be sure the images will be ready for opening day. Fans can go to athletics, DOT COM slash cutouts by Sunday fans of send in photos of themselves in as gear will be recognized by Major League Baseball as virtual fans, and with the purchase of a colosseum cutout fans will receive two complimentary tickets to the as First Home Exhibition game during the twenty twenty one season proceeds go to local charities. Giants are doing something similar I think giants are making it free for their season ticket holders, and then everybody else is allowed to purchase one. This would be right up the alley. The reds and the proceeds will go to the reds. Community Fund I think that would be really cool I. Love the idea. If you're in the zone and yours gets hit by a foul ball. They'll send you a baseball day. You know what I'd go one step further. I hear reds feel free to use this. I would expand this and I would make it. Would make some of them. It would be you get the ball some of them. It would be tickets to a game next season. Something from the gift shop I would make it various different prizes in different sections, and if yours gets, it maybe gets hit knocked over. The carnival, an academic with throwing the ball at it, then they in the name, the picture on the back has phone number email, and they contact you and say you are the winner of such and such for this game. I liked it. I liked that a lot. Go back to the phones. Loveland we go, Hey, Josh, you're on Sportstalk, welcome. Hey Lance. How you doing I'm well you? Did this literally brought up the greatest memory of baseball in my life I. Think at the time I was probably about seventeen years old and me and my cousin. We would go about fifteen to twenty games year, and for whatever reason it was far thing that in the first the second inning we would typically try to like. Call the outcome of the game how we think that the game was. And and I remember right there in the first inning. El Arte got lit up and it was like five or nothing you. Look ready to get blown out. It's going to be like ten to at that. And I looked at him, and I'm like I'm telling you what I got a feeling that the going to rally at the end of the game, and I looked at him straight face I said I can t that I said Adams come up in the bottom of the nights with you out, and he's GonNa hit a walk off plant. and. He looked at me like I had five heads. So that, so the game goes on. It's in the seventh inning. I can't remember I think it's still six nothing seven thousand something like that and I I said Dude hang in there Yeah, he was kind of one the start towards the gate. 'cause we young being younger. He's ready to be home early. I feel like you got to say and I think in the bottom of the eight they had three or four run, so I think there was like eight to four some around there, and then all sudden. The bottom night comes up my dude. Don't worry about it. They're gonNA. Come back so I. Think I think Wakeman. Was pitcher jumping like that and he gave up to walks. I think maybe a single or two there. There and then all sudden bases are loaded and all set, and we're looking at the lineup. And he looked at me and he goes. No, it's awesome. Literally I can still let the hairs on. My Office is still standing and Ben all sudden the crack of that that and we were right there in right field, so literally I almost caught that all that was. It looked like it was coming right at me to advocate it. China reach over into the bullpen Catcher, which is. A. Missile. Absolute is. You bringing this up coolest moment of my baseball I. That is excellent. Great Story. Thanks, Josh. Brigade. Got It have a great night? I Have Marty's audio and the video of the home run on my blog. Seven hundred wwl W, DOT com remember in most cases what I'm playing on the show. If I play a clip or reference a highlight, it's going to be on the blog already. It was there this morning. Seven hundred wwl W dot com, it is a tracer screaming missile, and the call is one whale of a call. Let's out some Minor League baseball conversation. Then we'll get to riverfront Huber Heights High Doug. How're you doing landlord? Thanks for calling. Hey! I got two quick story for You well I'm sixty one years old, but I've been to Crossley twice with my father, but that we'll get to the riverfront thing. My mother. In nineteen, eighty, nine, when Pete Rose was the player coach. I one. Lucy tickets and work when the marking passed. And I couldn't go because I had to work second shift. So I gave him tickets to her and she took her friend down there. And I guess there was a bad call. If Pete Rose went out, and he was just in the empire's face, my mom said. She goes. Within ten minutes, she got thrown out. And everything that wasn't nailed down went onto the field. And she told me this guy. If you remember back in the late eighties, you had those little portable radio dizzy. Six inch screen dip. Chief said a guy walked down to the DUGOUT and launched. Add onto. That had that had to be the Dave pallone. umpired at night and Pete got suspended. He Yeah. But she said it was a two hour delay. Form the clean up the field. I mean there is so much trash thrown onto the field to two hours to. Again Dallas Polo night. Yes. When's the last time you've been to Dayton dragons game? It has been too long and I'm sad to say that it's one of the downsides. The work nights I don't get to go to dragons games, but I'M GONNA make a point on the weekends next year to see more dragons games, because that's a fun time that that is the most entertaining minor league team I've ever seen. Now. I went two years ago. It's been two years. Before that was five, but guess what they're doing now what? After the seventh inning stretch. They've got this guy. They call roof man. Oh! He's dressed in a green. Spiderman suit he goes up. He goes up on the roof. And starts in right field. And starts tossing the ball down to the kids I. Like that I like that that's very nice. Hey, guys, zone, theme, Song and everything. Nice yeah, it's awesome man. Hey! I got to get the news. Thanks for the call. Thanks for awesome aggregrate night, Correo as we continue, it was. It was fifty fifty years ago tonight it opened. But if you have a memory of what thirty plus years of Riverfront Stadium? This would be the time to share one start this a little bit early tonight. This is right in my sweet spot I'm guessing. Maybe it's in your sweet spot. Let's spend some time sharing moments and memories a through the years of Riverfront Stadium what play it. The building was there was not the to it, but the memories inside of it all man that after news Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred WWL W. Seven thirty eight seven hundred WWL W. it's Ardell carrier sports dot presented by Kelsey care. Belay Arndale carriers, our Global Transportation Provider visit our LLC DOT COM and Kelsey Chevrolet Open for sales and service with the new state of the art. Collision Repair Center coming in July all right I've made a an adjustment. A calculation tonight I. Think this topic based on previous years is good enough and there are enough stories worth being shared. I'm going to expand it and run it earlier than eight o'clock usually like to wrap things up if I came at a perfect world something light and fun, and you know the off the beaten path topic on Fridays in something along kind of along those lines during the week, and and do the stuff during the day, the news of the day or the events of the big interview of the. The day early in the six o'clock hour, and then as we go kind of lighten things up I'm going to start lightening things up a little bit earlier than our standard eight o'clock with this, because today is the anniversary of the opening of Riverfront. Stadium and I'm not as interested in the Oh, I mean. The opening was fifty years ago. I was not at the opening. My Dad was. But for thirty two years. Riverfront Stadium. For the reds, the Bengals the moments the memories, the concerts, the high school football games so many memories. That come to mind when I think about it and I'm guessing come to mind when you think about it. I'd like to go to it now and open up the lines at five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven, hundred on at and T.. Do you have a moment or memory? A reds game a concert at a college game, a high school game at Riverfront and I've always said riverfront is. The is the stadium of my childhood. And it, it wasn't I mean. If you look at it, there are people. Look at it now are younger. It looks it well was a big deal about it. It's GONNA look. A bowl shaped. Cut Out cookie cutter to and you're absolutely right. It was big and it was round in. It was concrete. It was one of the cookie cutter. Stadiums during that era, a similar to the vet in Philadelphia and three rivers in Pittsburgh All not not as much, but you know you know what I'm talking about of that era, trying to think of other national. League parks or American light parks. That were just that cookie cutter type shape, but to me it's not the structure. It's what happened in that structure over the years. And as a kid when you when you left your home when when your? Dad said you were going to the reds game. And when you got out and started the walk towards the stadium, and you got right up on it as a kid. And you Kinda as I tilt my neck straight up up up up and looked at how big it was. It was huge to walk into. And in the seventies. That was the place to be. That was the place to be seen. I mean that stadium was the epicenter of Baseball, not for Cincinnati. It was the epicenter of baseball for the country. Move with the big red machine on the Saturday game of the week or Monday night, baseball, or on the cover of sports illustrated sporting news. You name it. Reds Baseball and Riverfront Stadium. The place to be was watching reds baseball. I love the colored seats I can recite the order blue seats. Up to green up to yellow, and then way up to the red seats. I will admit and I wrote about this on the blog. At seven hundred wwl W dot com, all my memories I feared if you sat in the red seats, you feared standing up in the right seats. Because I was convinced that if you stood up and looked down, you're going to fall over and just tumble all the way out of the field because it was that high up in the red seat. I mean hot and there wasn't a whole lot of room like moving between people. Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me and when you stood up whole. Here's what else stands out to me. Talk about this every year. We do this topic because I guarantee you as long as I'm blessed. Do this show I'm doing this topic. Usually it works out great if it's a Friday or a weekend anniversary Kazan it's clearly off the beaten path topic when it happens on a mid week night and I'm not here on Friday it becomes. The off the beaten path topic tonight, but always laughing I. Think back to the ramps. They seemed so dark. And Long and scary. And when you entered, you had to go. You could go up, or you could go down if you had lucy. We're going down. I mean down there. Big Ramp Ramps Zigzag down and then down and down and down and they were dark. And as a kid. I remember running running like screaming with like combination of delight that we were going down in the blue seats and fear for what was around the corner, possibly in the way would echo in those in those dark long ramps. and. If you saw the Sherwood that logos stop rotting. That's another thing man. The ushers noticed respect to any others who worked at Riverfront Stadium, but to me at least as a kid. Those sure seemed awfully mean. If you if you were trying to get into the blue seeds, you better have your blue ticket stop. They would stop and they would frisco. And if he tried to get creative, they were not having it and it was which that the blue seats? That's what stands out to me among many things. How about the scoreboard graphics and I have a number of Oh my Gosh Kim. Miller has put them together over the years. If you go to seven hundred wwl W dot com, you'll see some of the scoreboard graphics, I mean just classic old school stuff like the the runner stealing second base, and as he into second, the big cloud of dust, and the runner is safe and he's reading a book. or The pitcher on the other team has been rocked in. It's time for him to come out and eighties like biting on his fingernails. Scared of what's happening in the you'll see the manager come out with the shepherd's crook and like grab him in like pulling off the mound. What else! Thirty two years of memories jam packed into that stadium. What can you add what just popped into your head? What you're smiling about something you just thought of tell me about it. Said of the phones curl your on seven hundred wliw. Anti doing I'm well. Thanks for calling. You keep going stories. We were kid, ten years old, three or four. My buddies myself at the stadium. James over. We see an elevator. Push Down Button. Somehow we wind up in the locker room area goal, okay. So we're walking past the restroom. What are you guys doing that here? We say well. You know we're looking for Pete rose. And he nodded his head. These stall in the bathroom. The doors closed two legs hanging down there. He's nod. Like? He was. He's in college saw. Of course we waited. Like idiot. Lost the doors open and wasn't Pete rose. My number one memory. Stadia. Got Other. You may be, you may be laughing. That's good. A Carl thanks buddy. I love that as a kid. WHO's your? Legs. He said that he's a stall door opens. Donna. Jim Mark Steve. Jeff. Dave Brat I've got one open at five, one, three, seven four. Art Be patient, they'll become available. We'll do this till We'll do this for a solid hour and we'll do the on this date in reds history, then squeeze in some more five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one pound, seven, hundred on at and T. The memories come rushing back thirty two years of Riverfront Stadium. It opened on this date nine, thousand, nine hundred seventy share with us next on seven hundred wwl. Move moving up on eight o'clock news time in eight minutes. We're knee deep in one tonight. fifty years ago tonight, Riverfront Stadium opened up. And we're thinking back in sharing memories of thirty two years at Riverfront. Stadium, maybe some of the memories you have Um. When I came back to town and was eleven sixty, Bob, we did what was called. Bob Outings and listeners if they if they called the reds, tickets office in mentioned sixty Bob, they discount on the ticket for red seats, and they would put us in a section usually up in the red directly behind home plate, and it would i. I show up and just I'd have no idea how many listeners would show up. Invite anybody who wanted to come, and the early tries at it. We might have I. Don't know ten or fifteen listeners, and it would grow and grow and grow, never forget. We actually transitioned it to great American ballpark in the early stages and one night we had two hundred, seventy, one sitting out in left field. The the low level in left field and Mr Castellini had been told. How many fans were there that night? As as listeners and he came out, and he thanked everybody for coming to the game, I'll never forget that. And he sat in our section for a little bit, but man that back Newsday Ninety. Let's see I came back on ninety seven, so it have been ninety, seven, Ninety, eight, ninety, nine at. I'm thinking in the early days of the let's. How long was I had bought I think that was the time I was at Bob. But it was a UC Chris Steven Sharp and Randall and coal, rain and herb, and Mt Healthy, and just I mean we had. We had the best that we we just sit around and do like Baseball Trivia questions and answer the scoreboard stumper, and and watch the game. We do it all on a discount the reds. Group ticket off. His gave us I believe if you I don't know if you had to call in advance, say eleven sixty Bob at the window or what the deal was, but anybody mentioning it got a discount. We should like resurrect that at some point. great American Ballpark to go back to the phones. How `Bout boy and Chester! We go done welcome to sportstalk. Plants I love this show tonight. Thank you. Well, I've got so many memories, but I'll make it quick. My first one is on the scoreboard Captain Hook yes. When sparky would take the picture out of the game. The coming out soon young. I love that. One time me and my mom were at the ball game I was pretty young and we're ready to leave I said to her. Mom We didn't even get one run and she says Donna. We even get one hit. And that's when I found out. What is shut out was. Bad how about that and we were there? The night before tea rose, got his forty, one, ninety two, and really who would have thought he would go for four that night. I remember that night I was there to. Yes, so we were there the night before. And then my other great memory is seeing the egos in Eddie money. Were they? They're together the same night oh man. It was awesome that this spring is great brings back the best memory. That's what I'm trying to do I love these stories, Donna. Thank you. Thank you have a great night. The Eagles at Eddie money together I remember. I was not at that, but I've I. Remember this story from over the years I've had people send me that the ticket stubs from that concert and that that tag team and I remember laughing at how much the tickets were back then my dad was at that game. He went to the game with a group of thirty befriends that took a bus down from the he was in Columbus at the time and came. Came he and then came to town for the opener, he took the Let's see took the bus down from the bucket near Lounge. He said on Reading Road and Rose Lawn spent the night at the then very upscale carousel hotel on reading road. He says fifty years ago today, and then he was back with his dad two weeks later for the open that the other amazing thing. I had some people this morning, so wait a minute. Riverfront opened in the middle of the season. Yes. The final game was of. Crosby should have been the end of nineteen sixty nine. But the construction was delayed, and they had to carry it over in play. Add Crossley in the stages the seventy and then made the transition officially at this point June thirtieth, nineteen seventy at Riverfront Stadium and then two weeks later, the All Star game in the stadium was still behind. It wasn't completely finished like the bathrooms weren't finished, and there was like some of the seats had to be bolted. Death was just kind of a work in progress at that point. Oh wait a minute friend of the show former Cincinnati. Reds been too long. He pitched at Riverfront Stadium. Let's welcome in. Scott Service. How you how you been fantastic? It is great to hear Your Voice. Same here! I got a quick story. Yeah! before my mom passed and the nineties He comes walking out with me. We're the players park. And of course there's a thousand fans out there. So people say Scott, can you sign all sudden says late March. And I looked down at mom and I said mom. I think your March shot and she said now. This is a true story. She says Hell. Take me over outside. Everybody was patting her on the back. She's March and she signed March shot no story. That's all. Good Story. Be March for a thousand autographs. That is excellent. That's good. That is good. You doing well I'm well I'll keep in contact with you. I! Look forward to that. Thank you Scott Take Care thank you. Go, Scott Service the Prada Bacon. High School and the former major leaguer a red in now, let's see at the top of my head. I'M GONNA say. Ninety three ninety four, and then he would have came back. I think in ninety six all off the top of my head. Where's my baseball reference? Age when I need it. That was all right. Now. Aren't you glad I started this early tonight? We're going to spend the eight o'clock hour. A good chunk of it on more of your memories will do on this date in reds, history, which you already are aware of two of the Duncan, slamming the opening of Riverfront, but I've got some more. We'll do that about eight fifty, but as we continue. It can be a reds game. It could be a high school. Football game could be a concert. Heck, I guess it could be a Bengals game think at thirty two years. The reds, one eight divisions at Riverfront Stadium. They won five pennants playing at Riverfront Stadium, three world series at Riverfront Stadium. The bengals had to super bowl. Teams play in Riverfront Stadium plus the concerts plus the football games, plus your moments and memories. All, I've got firms night memories to share as we continue with your calls as well for a rare time tonight I'm on time for news. Arnelle carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet at seven hundred WWL W. The following takes place between eight PM and nine PM. Eight hundred eight seven hundred wwl W Arnelle. Carriers Sports Doc presented by Kelsey Chevrolet I'm Lance McAlister means a lot. You have made your way here. Thanks for choosing to spend a few minutes of your evening with me. We'll do it for another hour. Then transition to Gary Jeff Walker and the nightcap from nine to midnight by the way. If you weren't with us at the start Josh, van meter was excellent, really enjoyed the conversation with the reds. jack-of-all-trades infielder outfielder, you name it. He's done it really good stuff about how he's trying to stay prepared for the moment what what? He now thinks of what they are entering into in terms of a sixty game season, his experiences, playing with the extra inning rule the testing and the protocols, and and the frame of mind, just some really really good stuff that's in podcast form through the iheartradio, APP. It's free and it's seven hundred. Hundred WWL W DOT com. You'll see a little podcast. Drop Down Window. PODCAST is presented by my friends at Richter, and Phillips Jewelers Back. If you go to richterphillips, dot com slash lance, you'll get fifty percent off on a purchase from Richter and Phillips Jeweler so thanks to them I see a note from the mets moments ago, they have signed former reds reliever jared Hughes and expect to add him to their player pool tomorrow is. Like intake day, players show up, and they get tested, and and the process begins first workouts begin on Friday. All Right? We started this early tonight. I'm happy because I love hearing stories like this. It was fifty years ago today that Riverfront Stadium Open in front of fifty one thousand fifty fans. The reds lost to the braves Hank Aaron homered in that game. The reds lineup the reds of just tweeted it was pete rose in right Bobby Tolan in center Tony Perez. Third Johnny Bench was behind the Plate First Baseman Lee may leftfielder. Bernie carbo second base Tommy Helms. The shortstop was woody Woodward. And that pitcher was right hinder Jim McLaughlin that on this date fifty years ago. But think of what happened in that stadium. Nothing spectacular special about the structure, big round and concrete, but think of the moments and memories. The games the personalities. The Baseball Games maybe the High School Football Games. Do you ever see a college football game there you see during the course of the Riverfront Stadium. Let's see between Nineteen, seventy and nineteen ninety. Riverfront Stadium was. Twenty Five, you see football games among the teams. They played you. See Played Alabama at Riverfront. Stadium Maryland UK. Louisville Boston College West. Virginia Penn State. One, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five when they played. Penn state. Nittany lions were number one in the country, the University of Miami the hurricanes. Three times. Twice when the hurricanes were the defending national champs. That took place at Riverfront Stadium. I joked. I think of farmers night at Riverfront Stadium and before a game. Reds and whoever the opponents was, they would. Certain players would partake in pre-game farming activities they. Milk cows and they would do the egg toss. One player to the next instead of playing catch with the ball, they played catch with the egg and tried to soft landing, so wouldn't break in your hands and I. I remember some reds players dressing up in overalls. I think woody. Freeman were overalls for farmers night one night. That would have been what nineteen seventy seven after they traded. Tony Perez to get what He. Eventually retired to his farm and it didn't feel like pitching. Don't even get me started, but memories of farmers I remember sitting. If you sat up high enough in center field in the red seats, you could not even see Cesar Geronimo playing center field. There would be a ball. Hit Straightaway Centerfield like Oh, everybody would stay at your. I got nothing. I can't even see him as he did. He catch it. You have to rely on the fans response. Did you ever sit up behind the scoreboard up in center? Field the red seats you could do that. Let's take some more calls. Five, one, three, seven, four, nine, seven, thousand, one, eight, hundred, the big one and pound seven hundred on at and T. Jim Welcome to sportstalk. Lance In every night post time caller, thank you. I was there at riverfront coming night. All fifty years ago with my dad used to grab from Florida. In fact, we had to opening nights one in. April in that way and then one. Riverfront and I still got the certificate in tickets do that game. I kept it because it was sound. Now 'cause my dad has passed away since you're we always. Had used to get tastes. My grandfather played with red and was Dannatt. Breads land before Kraus's Lee field. Was Bill and he was a catcher for many played two years ahead a six hundred batting. They trading to the dodgers in New York and he didn't hear too much for New York. Retired out in that zone business back here in Cincinnati. It really must have been something walking into that stadium for the first time. Oh it was. It was so huge compared to. You know. My Dad you stay me a lot of times down there cross the with. NOCCO games and things like that. And then they go into where Friday was like a mansion going in there, you know, and the always were so big and the rams so long US and We, enjoy the game though and and Just memories of being there with my head and a friend from church, and it was amazing just to either you know, and now fifty years later and I'm still thinking about it, and how about that about the pay? For then we listen to you every night and enjoy the show that this is the first time I ever got the guts enough to call you so well J. You made my night one. It means a lot you listen to. It means even more. You took the time to call. Thank you for sharing your story. Okay, have a good night all right. All right. I like that now that. That goes straight to my that that warms my heart. That's a cool story I liked that I just I I like stuff that ties you back to the emotional things in your life and what it must have been like my my dad has told me that night. It was incredibly hot. What the so the stadium wasn't completely finished. It was incredibly hot, and my dad also reminds me of how bad the traffic jams were to get into to to the stadium that night. Let's go to Reynoldsburg and Merck. You're on seven hundred. wwl W welcome to the show. Hope Mirko. An, let me put him on. Hold. Let me go to Newtown Hey Brad. Hey how you doing I'm well. Thanks for calling. Why a couple of stories one WANNA get in real quick because you just we're talking about football. Yeah, types of work down the stadium, and that's what I'm going to kind of lead in, but there was a plaque in center Centerfield, and you could not find plaque with a search warrant, but it commemorated the first football game. And that was. My memory serves me correct between, said you see and Xavier. Blackout there that commemorated that and like I said it was very small. Wow! Probably went down with the stadium when they collapsed it. But I I actually worked there. On three different occasions, it was my first job and seventy nine was sports service, and then I went back. actually worked for the reds, a couple of different times, but the best stories come from the eighty eight season I was the visitors dugout security guard who during the Reds eighty-eight season? And so I was down there for all the things that happened in eighty eight, and a couple of stories the Tom Browning. Perfect game I was on the field for that. And, I actually don't remember the last out, believe it or not, what I do remember from that game was the eighth inning, and like it was yesterday, and it was Kirk Gibson with cold cold on call third strike. And I remember him walking back to the DUGOUT. And the entire way, he was cursing his head off. On the radio. The entire way back. It was so funny how? He was cursing at the ranch or the empire. For the call three strike, so that's what stood out my mind, the most and then somebody called in earlier about the game I had to actually meet. They flown before he got kind of escort him. into the that that door behind him. Yes, and what stood out in that game? He wasn't a two hour delay there. Wasn't. The things that were being thrown on the field at all? There were a whiskey bottle. Falls batteries I'm like. Where do these people bring all this stuff in? That was cut out the most. Great More Memories. Yes, I love I love it. Hey, thanks for sharing tonight. Number of them have a Agra night all right more to get to. We'll grab some more calls. I found a list of concerts riverfront stadium over the years, and some of the first some of the milestones for football and Baseball will do that as we continue. Eighteen arnelle carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred wwl. W and he's ready for you. Eight twenty three seven hundred wwl, W, it's Arnelle carrier sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. I'm looking at a list of concerts at Riverfront Stadium. The Eagles Hotel California tour with Eddie. Money and the Steve Miller Band August of Nineteen, seventy, eight, fifty, one, thousand, eight, hundred, fifty, five, attended the rolling stones, the steel wheels tour with living colour September of eighty nine, then the stones were the Voodoo Lounge tour with Lenny Kravitz in ninety four. New Kids on the block. The magic summer tour in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Forty, eight thousand people on ahead Paul McCartney The new world tour, ninety three asleep at the wheel. Leeann Womack Merck Let's see Kenny Chesney. Martina, McBride and George Strait in two thousand and. Merck Chestnut two thousand in sink in two thousand and What else so let's grab some more calls about. Riverfront and Thoughts on the mind of steed in Kettering Hello Steve. Are You doing tonight? Good share a memory with me. To the first one, is there actually before and after I was there on the stand, the garage, a third main watching the stadium imploded. which is amazing. But the big story is about two to three weeks I stadium open. My Mom and my dad, the we went from Fairfield. Let's get down look at the stadium. We get down there. There's nobody around. Walking around nobody. I wonder if we can get in. I! Go you know. My Dad. This was just really a character. And history straitlaced I go. Okay. I'm twelve years old. So. He said we tried to get in. Get here's. There's a ladder. One lower ramp. Me and my mom and dad climb the ladder. Gideon. Go down on the field. There is nobody there. WHOA. They had laid the turf down, but you know we're the bases where they took the basis. For football they had laid the turf and draped inside the whole head trimmed it. Gets better. It gets a nice. He takes a nice. He cuts a piece of the turf also inside of that. Anyway. This piece about probably about I. Don't know how big it was six by six by six something like that and we grab piece of the phone. The phone deteriorated. Every year just turned into powder. I still have about. A two inch square piece of that turf. I know it was like. And there were. Definitely nobody around. I'm supplies. Guards or anything? Nobody. That's you know had plenty of other ones. Two Games like somebody said I was. We were at the game with our daughter? WHO's two months old the back before? The gotTa See. Yeah. There's a lot of memories, but the one before that was something that I don't think anybody can match that one. That's a good one. Hey, thanks for calling. Have a good night I was there for three thousand. I was there for forty one ninety two. Let's see how about. Let's go here about Dave. Welcome to sports talk, how are you? Good. What do you got for me well? Actually I've got one from seventy five. Yeah I can remember my brothers and gone. Now's our DADS to the nineteen seventy five world series. Sitting in was roughly row, thirteen Centerfield red seaside. Understand your. Concern Appeared on those y'all do. That was the infamous dame of at Armbruster ooh. Carlton Fisk. Getting Carlton V Play second base and boy was I can remember. There by from Boston was apoplectic. In, that one so and do remember that I remember of course, the the Farmers Nights And my brother, one of my brothers and I were down at All Star game. The later all star game when Danny Jackson didn't get the pitch. Yeah, we remember that well. And then also too. I remember on the scoreboard. You talked about graphics I remember. The Wild Pitch The wild pitch just abolish. With grow hair Oh. Yeah I, who remember that one. Yeah that's pretty cool. Stuff, and of course you know I wasn't danner wish I was the Bengals game when Sam White said. That was classic. Hey thanks for the call tonight. Thank. US well have a great night. I was at game four of the seventy five world series and I remember being so bomb Louis. Beat them again beat them in game. One in Fenway beat him in game four at Riverfront in that even the series at two two. I'm too young. I was actually I was at a game of the seventy two world series, but I was six and I just I don't have any memories. Of that one I've seen the pictures, but I don't have the memories. How `Bout FAIRBURN quickly Paul. You're on seven hundred wwl welcome. Thank, you say I remember you on eleven sixty five along with that all-star lineup. Lapid fish in the big dog Tim Lewis in holy cow. Member! He's bite me. He do like a bite me Wednesday or something. My my recollection well among many many memories of my favorite stadium my dentist, I just love, Riverfront Stadium one that stands out most was nineteen eighty bengals and steelers deals read the riverfront and I was a freshman in high school. We were apart a marching band that was the greatest in the land at the time and this in these parts. We got invited to March down there in the pre game halftime show. I wasn't in the football back. Then believe it or not. I didn't jump on Bingo so eighty, seven, ninety eight, but do that time. We spend all day long on the on the turf on the field, and then after the first half of the game we were. Sitting down on the turf. south. East of where they just say. Set US up. Right where the steelers came out of the tunnel, we were just to the right of it. I remember after we got done at halftime marching. We went the band accident off into the visitor's locker room. And the steelers were just coming out and I can remember trying to dodge him. I wasn't in the football didn't know anybody. But Terry, Bradshaw, and I think I wonder if I'm WanNa, see Terry Bradshaw anywhere and Lo and behold out a few minutes later the steelers were down. And who else did I see, but he's cake. Walk Right in front of me. He wasn't much going. Reached out and test. It was Terry Bradshaw. I told her I said Hi Terry, he didn't hear me. Because I saw the look on his face, he was, so he was so full of concentration trying to trying to adjust see what they could do in the second half, because the bengals were beating them, but like I said I couldn't enjoy that game because I wasn't in football back. Then believe it or not. One of my men regrets, but yeah I was absolutely pretty much just. Succeed away for. Away from Terry Bradshaw 'cause. I Love Paul you're the man have a great night. Thank you that's what I'm looking for love the stories more after we check news are now carrier sports. DOC presented by Kelsey Chevrolet seven hundred wliw. We gotTA. Hustle I should've started as at six o'clock today. Our healthcare sports talk presented by Chelsea. Chevrolet memories of thirty two plus years of Riverfront Stadium Tonight the anniversary of the opening. I just tweeted this. I remember begging. My Dad always wanted to stop it. I think it was called the five eighty gift shop on the Walker River. Fried and I wanted to buy reds gear, or like the reds yearbook that year and we would stop on the street corner and get peanuts from peanut Jim Shelton, who was in a Tuxedo at a top hat selling peanuts on the quarter I don't. Don't Remem- now. I was not here in in ninety one, but Brian Hoffstetter on twitter tweet me a picture of a t shirt from the GUS macaroni tournament. He's at an entire weekend of pickup basketball for all ages and abilities. I watched coach Brandon. Win a title in Nineteen ninety-one. You see Chris just tweeted a t shirt from this tournament sponsors being Gold Star Chili W., e., b. n., holiday, Inn Wilson, and others I assume that took place on the plaza level outside Riverfront Stadium and not inside, but I remember the gusts backer tournament. Go back to the phones. How about Gino? You're on seven hundred wwl. W Gino? Hey. Ono He was on hold for so long. Gino, are you there? He's GonNa. Put back on hold. See if I can get him later Finney town hey. Mike! Wait a minute. Hey Lance Hey. Hey I just I am first of all first time caller. Thank you hey, real! Quick Story here for you. Ever Front I could I could talk all night about my about my experiences. My Dad God rest his soul I remember nineteen seventy-one. I was ten years old. We get to the stadium. My Dad got tickets. to his company and so Sometimes we sat ten rows behind the DUGOUT. And they were playing the cubbies that night and the endings we're going by. The reds weren't hitting. It was Lee. May Tommy Helms team? Yup and and I'll never forget the last pitch of the gain Ken Holtzman. Yet you know what I'm talking about. got to see a no hitter. Yes, I did laugh pitching the game. I'm ten years old. Remember Lee may swinging miss. The crowd goes not sitting in my chair and I'm like Dad. Why is everybody cheering? We lost. And I'll never forget. He looked down and he said it's not every day. You're going to see a no hitter side. A cool story London. I'm so glad you called tonight. Please call again some time we'll do. Thank you Mike. How about that is a ten year old got to see a no hitter. Inglewood we go. Hey, Mike. Good evening Sir I'm well. Thanks for calling good. Yeah I had a good story. My I think it was when the In nineteen ninety three. It's like it was my daughter and I went down to riverfront. Stay in. We saw the CD. High school CD Class. And we got two buses and we got loaded up with kids and went down there to the game, and the game went extra. And and when when the game was tied at the end of nine, my daughter jumps up in front of everybody else. A extra. And some of the papers were there were not. Happy about that. That's good. That's good. Oh, that was something and another thing too was the all star game was played in eighty eight there. I remember friends since. I was at that game that was when Pete rose hit the catcher and the game. And the catch was never the same ray. Fosse raw fan requests. You go yeah. I was there for that one, too. Hey, I'm so glad you call tonight. Thank you. A good night. Yes, Rosen Fossey, and seventy C eighty eight was. That's when Sabo didn't get into the game right? Didn't Whitey Herzog not. And Sabo. Didn't even get in at all. Even as a defensive replacement and I seem to remember people not being very happy about that decision to to play spuds about. Dell Hi Doug seven hundred wwl W sportstalk. Tonight very well. Thanks for calling. Hey, real quick. Yeah! My senior year in high school nineteen ninety. We got to get a little bit of freedom, so we were going down and getting pop six free our fifty cents. Tickets want to probably twenty games at summer, one of the Games I believe it was nine, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen, ninety-one Barry Larkin. The game we rat gets three home runs in a row. Back? Day, yes, more neck, ask for five analyst Yes in fact, the anniversary of that was earlier this week. I have video of that on my blog. You're exactly right. He to one day hit three the next day. One other quick memory on. we were there for a game Ron Robinson. End of the ninth inning I believe it was the Montreal excess. Yes, asking the ninth inning two strikes. The umpire call ball four walks about her next up to Homerun. Young. Man Man Oh man I love the stories. Thanks for call and. Have a great night. The Larkin anniversary was. The twenty eight and He hit three against the Astros. That's on the blog at seven hundred wwl. W Dot, com all right. We'll take time out right on time. Come back, squeeze in what we can do it. On this date in reds history on seven hundred WWL W. I'm. I'm making an executive decision. Usually, this is lawn gated. Run of on this date in history, I've got calls to get to and story to be heard I've given you the two two of the most significant things that's happened on this date. The Grand Slam and the opening of Riverfront Stadium, so that's all I'm gonNA. Give you let me go back to the phones. How about that? Dole! Does don't look at me that way? Big Dave it served the purpose, but I got a lot of things. Well. You know what I'll do I'll do this. I'm going to take those calls. If there's time on the other end I'll give you some more of on this date, but I I like the stories and the on this day it'll last until next year on this date I, but the callers won't so let's go to the phones by the way I. Just sent John Brennan a text I said. Wait a minute you want. Gus Macro turnament on the Riverfront Stadium, plaza with the Google Emoji and a basketball I must get him on. If that is true, I want to hear the details of that one night on sportstalk Hebron. We Go Katie. You're on seven hundred WWL W. Thanks for let me. Thanks for calling. I was lucky enough to get to work at Riverfront Stadium. I worked as one of those crazy people that shop t shirts out of the. I'm the only girl there were. Six, guys seven guys all over six foot tall, I was barely five foot tall and. A lot of really cool experiences there I was there the last two years riverfront so i. Sat in the audience are in the crowd when Adam Dunn went up. His, mom, silly all. How about that? Fun To watch her. she was just so thrilled to watch baby the professional leagues so. I'd Bet. And I I remember going out on the field with Mr Ed and pretend to a picnic, and then they would. Turn on the spring. Teachers on us to make you. Laugh and That was when we were called the Pepsi fanatics. Now I think there are the reds rally. o-. So many good memories, so I was I was there the last two years now I worked at I, worked at Paul Brown stadium so. Why I'm so glad you called tonight. Thanks for the stories. Have a great night all right? Thank you all right we can. I think we can take care of everybody out Lancaster Hey mark. Hey Mark. Hey Mark. Let me put on hold. I'll come back to him. How about here this would be Clermont? County, what do you say? What's on Lance? You tell me. Pay I remember I. Don't remember what happened, but I remember Sabo got brought in the All star. Game the pinch runner. That's what it was. Yes, I don't remember what happened after that. We lost Terry Steinbach. I think there you go. Yes, your memory is better than mine on that. Sin And then I. Just WanNa do couple of quick things. Here's how loud especially eighteen football How loud it wasn't there, you know. Is it being a mole? Yes send yes, and everybody used to be allowed to bring them horns in. I forget what they're called off. They sold them right outside and everybody could bring a man. They wasn't looked at as a weapon, and then everybody will get the blow in them. Things so loud in there when the opposing defense was on the field just. Yet there. Will never be another year like at. It was just so magical and just. It was just awesome no-doubt about it. And then probably one of my best memories as I used to be allowed to go in and and wait like when players are have locker room. I got got my picture with Nuno's. On his last game, it almost wasn't his last game if he'd a play for Tampa Bay but Yeah and then I got an autograph it later and Within the last three games there philly swept us, and then I went to the Pete Rose softball game for the final. I forgot about I was at that game. Yeah, the paper hosts softball. That was the last of. Yes Oh excellent. Hey, Bud! Thanks! No problem I have. A great night I think I can do one more maybe if these there in Dayton Jim. Are you there? Yes. Sure. The last word tonight. Yeah, my first. My first trip was a couple of weeks after Stadium Open I was about ten years old. Then, which is great do the eagles. Steve any money. Actually we walk into gate. There was no one there to take our. Ticket I my entire ticket. was was there several days leading up to forty one ninety two past garbage? How many times we almost got on a first name basis. and. The browns in You know obviously there quite a bit for brands, bingles games radically I was there for the very last game Bingo game riverfront, which was against the browns? And that was the first year back in ninety nine. Yeah, and like I say ironically a few years earlier when the browns left Cleveland I was Cleveland. Stadium and again before they left to go to Baltimore and it spangles also so yeah. Different Members O. Those are Those are fantastic man. Thanks for calling tonight. US Well I'm looking at. On twitter here's here's what watching my big brother play football for elder school and the Lleras. Pizza Classic against Pennsylvania powerhouse ALIQUIPPA. The panthers rolled Aliquippa I. Think is where Mike Ditka was from. So how about that yeah? High School football absolutely all right big Dave looked a little disappointed. I cut short, so Dave. If you. If the mood strikes, you and you feel like. If you WANNA, play the music. Okay, I'll finish it off. He would go. I don't WANNA get big as bad side and I guess the tradition calls for me to do this on this day eighteen eighty six representatives from all eight Association Clubs Convenience Cincinnati at the Grand Hotel to investigate charges by the inquirer that are reds player Tony. MILADY had thrown two days after hearing testimony from there. Investigators Malaysian others, the Association declared him innocent and recommended the pitcher take legal action against the newspaper. This Day, nineteen, ninety or eighteen, ninety two reds and cubs play a twenty inning game at league. Park that ended in a seven seven tie neither team scored or run over the final fifteen innings. They should have just put a runner on second base. In the ten, the empires were forced to called call the game, so the cubs could catch a train. This date nineteen hundred. Noodles Hahn tosses a shoutout hits a home run. Reds beat Boston four nothing at league park good in eighteen sixty to the game at Houston, is called because of fog in the seventh inning with the reds, trailing the colts seven to three, the Colt forty, five's nineteen, sixty four Joey J. pitches a two hitter, but loses one nothing to the cubs at Wrigley as cubs pitcher Larry. Johnson allowed one hit. Pete Rose's seventh inning. Single was the reds loan hit one thousand nine. Nine hundred seventy was riverfront of course seventy-three. The reds blow a five one lead and lose eight, two, seven and thirteen to the dodgers. They fall eleven games back of La and I place. It was game one of a four-game Saturday through Monday series. It also set the stage for a dramatic reds homerun. That will appear on tomorrow's on this date. Nineteen seventy-five Johnny Bench homers in the Twelfth Reds, the Astros at Riverfront. The reds extended their streak to fifteen straight games without committing an error. Nineteen, seventy seven. How about this Joe Morgan scores five runs without a hit, reds beat the giants, Morgan Walk Three Times. Reach twice on an error scored all five times nineteen, eighty-three red score eight in the first hammer, the giants fifteen to five Paul Householder drove in four, including two on a bizarre inside the park home run the fly ball to left field was lost by Chris, Smith it bounced about one hundred and twenty feet from home plate over his head. He slipped going to get. It helps older circles. The bases trails Rod Oester. He catches him right at home. Point oester slides in householder slides in. They were so close together householder spiked oester when he slid into home plate. This date, two thousand Ron Vallone goes eight, Scott Sullivan one, they combined one hitter to beat the diamondbacks to nothing at synergy field, extending their winning streak to nine Randy Johnson struck out seventeen in on this date two thousand six. It was the. Walk off grand. Slam there you go I finished it I. Finish what I started on this date in reds history. Oh wait a minute. John Brennan has to text me back and says wow, that is some deep research leads well I. Tell Him I can't take credit for it, but yeah, thanks for the heads up on twitter and John Brennan is confirming he did play on the winning, Gus Macro Tournament Team on the Riverfront Plaza back in nineteen seventy. Seventy one I will I'll try to get him on the show very soon to discuss that I wanNA I. WanNa hear more all right. This was a blast I mean this was really fun. Thanks for being a part of it. Let's do it tomorrow night. At the reds hot stove at seven, o'clock Gary Jeff Walker is next after the news on the home of the reds. It's Arnelle. Carriers sportstalk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet on seven hundred WWL W.

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One Last Shift in 2019-20

The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast

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One Last Shift in 2019-20

"Episode One thirty-seven of Cincinnati Dayton. Sports podcast takes us back to the hockey rink for one final weekend of Ice Hockey. We'll talk about the upcoming second. Annual Postal Ohio district tournament happening itself Metro also at SMS. It will be the twenty twenty Buckeye year end tournament B. Division bracket and also state playoffs in the Columbus district. Plus what will the twenty twenty Dragonstar look like preview of that here and a segment of Mallon's mailbag on episode one thirty seven of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast welcome to the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast with Lee w Maolin? This is a weekly podcast into sports in the Cincinnati Dayton Ohio region visit the lead wwl dot com slash podcast to listen on your favorite platforms like Apple podcasts. Google podcasts tune-in spotify the iheartradio APP and more follow the host on twitter at the Lee w Malan and the podcast at Syndey pod opening theme is Arpey by Dan Hennig from the Youtube Music Library collection now for your host Lee w Maolin not every episode. We get questions for this podcast but when we do we say it's time for Mallon's mailbag the segment where you can ask questions and interact with the podcast sending your future questions on twitter at Syndey pod or the lead on the facebook page the Cincinnati Dayton. Sports podcast or through the flicked chat. App by searching the local Sunday. Sports Group THEME MUSIC IS FROM MUSIC. Radio creative at music radio creative dot. Com? That's right it's Mallon's mailbag time. I asked on social media on twitter and facebook for some questions and instagram. This time round. Actually that's where the majority of the questions game in the three folks that did offer questions disappointed and get any on twitter even though I asked in the groups. Hey don't tweet or like this just you know. Drop some questions and not a single one so all but we did get a couple and we'll start off with the loan. Facebook comment and this is from our good friend. Trafco. Do you think the reds are done making moves and if so do you think they have made enough of them to compete for the central. That's the NL Central of course and my guts telling me no. I think the reds are far from done. I still think that bullpen could be touched up a bit. Of course. Spring training is mainly used to determine. Who's playing where if you're going to be with. Cincinnati with Bullpen Role. Maybe you'll be in the farm system. Who knows but I just don't think the reds are finished making moves and I actually like saying that 'cause I feel like they're still parts of this team that can be improved upon that said compete for the NFL Central. You Bet I still worry about the Saint Louis Cardinals. They're good organization. Good Farm Squad. Chicago cubs not as much as years passed. But still a threat. I think first year Pittsburgh with outs Barnes Clint Barnes. That's GONNA be Weird to see how the pirates change from last year this year. Of course brewers they still have a couple of lethal pieces. I think they'll make some noise but I really think if the reds WANNA compete this year it's going to be the year. I think someone predicted on twitter. I think of its Klay Reds. The predicted this on twitter. Somewhere in the ballpark of eighty five wins to me. I feel ninety is fair I think ninety good benchmark and no worse than a wildcard spot. That's I see the reds doing this year so I don't think the reds are finished making moves but from what they have done in this off season quite excited to see and hear what the reds have in store for twenty twenty. We move onto the to instagram questions and a lot. Thank both these folks also TRAFCO for sitting in the question on facebook. We'll start off with troy high school hockey of course the Troy Trojans and Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League good folks up there Hobart arena historic Hobart arena under first year head coach. Rick Szabo so. Thank the team for sending me this question as Witter High School Sports Season. Nears the end. How did your expectations in all sports? Well definitely you know for hockey. I think Sycamore did a fantastic job this year. Not a deep bench by any means but they got good pieces there and in fact they're going to be part of the twenty twenty second annual Pod Tournament Postal District. Tournament just called the pod. Because it's easier say I think sick more did quite well this year. Mason Mason comments hockey a big up step from last season. I think the Troy Trojans have a a good future ahead of them bright future. Even I know this year might not have been the greatest of years but it's not always about wins losses and ties. It's about you know setting the foundation and building a program. So Tallow Wanda. I would say because I knew they were good talent. Wanda's been good for a couple of years now but this good to rampage through the league like this. I don't know of what it called I. I honestly thought it was going to be bigger altar for first place with Tallow Wanda not that far behind. But I honestly think tell the one that exceeded my expectations so definitely. That's a beaver creek. I will have to add them into the mix as wild and you lost your leading score. He moved up to Michigan. And I thought that was got hurt the beavers now they might have even picked up a step in strength. I mean that's a hard working group alter debt six and four conference record. That's one game over five hundred by the same time. When you have two games against Creek and Tallow Wanda your second and first place teams main altars done well as wild mean. Centerville ask the main team my broadcasts for those kids never give up never stopped battling throughout the year in their par- The pod which makes me excited because I get one more chance to see the five seniors. Those are most of them are seniors. I saw my first year broadcasting Centerville hockey so that that's a little bit of a sad note there that's almost all the swat show. I know it sounds why expectations aren't high. But I try to see more positives of everything in the capital I think CENEX is an honorable mention on that. I mean I wasn't sure how the bombers were fair and I didn't think you know this was the year they're going to lose a lot more this year. They have twelve seniors last year. They had a bunch to including their starting goalie and Bailey hammonds but they handle their own. They won the consolation championship and just two points away from playing in the championship bracket of the Blue Jackets Cup. So definitely hats off to saint ex molar under first-year Brag Gibson. I know a lot of injuries but I think the Crusaders did well spring borough. They battled throughout. They had a lot of tough teams. Red Division is tough for anyone even the ride division teams. That's you know you go through that unscathed. Upper Arlington did by unscathed. You know you know you do while you have a good chance of running through to the final four state tournament which we'll talk about later basketball wrestling. I wish I had more to talk about. I mean this year I got zero basketball broadcasts. Made me sad Hopefully that changes for next year. I don't know who I'd be part of wrestling. I only get to see the support once a year when I do. The Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association hold a tournament so I think girls rustling blooming and having close the ninety teams and I state tournament. I think that's exceeding expectations. Which is really cool although I did see someone that Up Sydney was a state title winner. I don't have the arkle up in front of me. Butts forget about the quote was it was something with like you know they said wrestling's a boys only sport times are changing and girls can russell to my big thing is if men and women worked together and realize themselves as equals. We'll get a lot more done on this planet before our time's up but that's just me. That's just my look. You don't have to agree with it of course but in college basketball. How about the Dayton Flyers Wright state raiders? Men's basketball for right state absolutely kicking the other teams to curb. Do have a tough game at Northern Kentucky later tonight. But at the raiders win that game then that means the regular season championship belongs solely to write state which be cool if northern Kentucky wins and a means the raiders. Endorse aftershave let title again and actually don't have rights table would lose the number one seed if they lost that northern Kentucky norse one to the last three at bbn Tepe by the White Dayton flyers ranked number four the men's basketball team. What's their current winning streak? I think I've lost campus. What twenty six thousand two and undefeated nee ten play? Do have a tough Davis College wildcats team coming in this weekend and tick tells must be on the broadcast and Henry. During the women's basketball game the crew on press row. We're talking about Dick Vitelle. The head coach of the Detroit Titans came into Dayton and one by two and a very good Dayton squad so history there but I think Dick tells excited to see flyers Women's basketball dominant in the eight ten as always did suffer their first loss in fifteen dries as fell at Fordham but came back and took care of a saint. Bonaventure team the Wednesday. And now heading the Saint Louis. To close out the regular season and the eighteen tournament will start off at campus sites and then quarterfinals semifinals and. Jamie chip had you. Ud Arenas lobby fun to see trying to think. What else says exceeded my expectations. There's a lot to cover them winter. You see basketball hockey. Of course others indoor soccer which I wish I'd covered a little bit more but episode. This episode is going to be Kinda short again so I do apologize about that but now a podcast with family time work and everything. It's not easy but I think that covered most of that again. I'm sorry I don't really have a high school basketball answer. It's just I get to see any of this year. I know I fall along with Tony Peterson stuff. Time of Southwest Ohio Forecourt Press. They do a great job fallen long in that episode talking about Flying Hoop in the mid west King Classic but now I just follow along. I mean molar never really outdoing expectations. They're solid as ever but there you go. I was from Troy. Hi Hockey and one is from a troy. Trojans and Gavin buries a not sure how serious this question is but what do I need to improve on what you need to improve on is when you take on senator or on broadcasting a game come up and say hi and it's really my answer. My big thing is. I'm not a coach. I don't claim to be a coach. I I'm a guy that talks on Mike and I tell you what's happening on the ice bar this summer on the baseball diamond which I can't wait for I guess going back to the previous question. I'd outdid myself because I'm back in baseball for first time in two years but my big vices. Listen to your coaches. Make sure you know you listen to the people that you look up to give you good advice at big thing is coaches coaches mean. Coaches aren't infallible. Course but they you know they've seen things and they want the best for you. So and deathly Gavin. You got good. Coaching staff up at Troy High School with Hockey Rick. Zaba Carl Meghan Jd. Szabo where? There's a little sad not to see. Jt My Boss with the Troy Bruins. Ahl team down here as much but stuff happens. I understand but yeah definitely one thing you need to work on you know. Whenever at South Metro number are casting or no. I'm with the alcs or something. Come Up. Say Hi so I. Don't I promise but yeah? Listen your coaches on that one. I think Gavin his first year with the Troy trojans great skater and was the second line center which Trojan didn't have a deep bench. Either so you know that was about two lines but I think Kevin did exceptionally well behind that line. So DEFA show the Trojans for giving me two three Mallon's mailbag questions. Thank you folks. Also I saw when they were getting ready for the State Playoff Game Ice Hockey playoff game. Those that they were watching the spring borough say CEO game which is really cool so clogging up there but that will conclude Mallon's mailbag in the first segment up so one thirty seven and since Nineteen Sports. Podcast stick around for report to as will cover more hockey. And what the twenty twenty dragon seen could look like which seeing the preview normally the dragons release it in stages you have you know. Second Baseman First Baseman shortstop. Third Base pitchers of course starting and bullpen. Catcher's outfields. No me one category this year. Just all one thing which is really nice. So we'll talk a little bit about that at the end Hockey playoffs of course. We're moving onto the second weekend in the playoffs. Of course the Postal Ohio district tournaments coming up and a district tournament of the Buckeye Year. End Turney. That'll be happening here. South Metro this weekend. We'll talk more about that. You're an episode. One thirty seven of the Cincinnati Dayton. Sports podcast will continue after this quick time out a listeners. Did you know that you can buy gear? Supporting the local Sunday sports podcast visit the lead. Wwl DOT com slash. Podcast that click on by PODCASTS. Merchandise may by t public. You can get shirts. Hoodies mugs phone cases and even stickers check out the local Syndey sports gear five t public really quick before we start with the ice hockey talk. There was something else I wanted to add. Some once mailbag which by the way I would like to have mallets mailbag each and every episode of any questions. You want to ask feel free to send them on. Social Media. You know my cell phone number text. My guess. Facebook twitter instagram. I don't care sending some questions and I like to answer them. But there's a tweet out there and I won't say who because you know I don't want to start a big fight about it except I do because I'm talking about it. But you know they go. The tweet says for all. The Wright State raiders that route onto university Dayton flyers should have to pay the same loan rates if they attended you. Ud It's not exactly for war but you get my chest that you know. If you're right stay in your rooting for Dayton. Then you have to pay the same rate that you d does tuition wise which I can tell you. That's why I picked right. Steak was cheaper and I'm still you know. Twelve feet below servicing debt. What we're not talking about that so let me ask this. Why is that not okay? But it's perfectly okay for Wright state students the root for Ohio state because it's in our state but Dole this the big football teaming own dot in town. Yeah I don't get it. I mean it's fine to root for Ohio state football but something that's happening in your backyard. That's bad yes I I'm I wish you'd the right statement play and everything not just basketball but everything now at softball golf tennis and that's it but yeah I mean why. Why is that bad? You're celebrating what's happening in your backyard. This coming from a guy that follows right state sports to a T. It helps that I worked for both right state. And you do so you know but it made me sort of upset like it's okay to root for house state football but it's not. Okay Yeah hypocritical. That's what I say about that again. Not Saying who sent it and I really wanted to tweeted back. But I didn't WANNA get in a big fight. I guess that's just the passive aggressiveness. Hey let's talk about hockey and stuff and that will make me less red under the caller like I mentioned. The second weekend of the playoffs are happening. Starting tonight actually looks like most of those games. Starting tomorrow I'm sure there's playoff game. Starting tonight in the other three districts but were hanging on the Columbus district. There's one team still left in the Cincinnati Dayton area. And that's Tyler Wanda the ninth seed overall. The brave defeated the Spring Borough Panthers for the second time a three tries this year. Five to three to get the playoffs started and then took down a very tough. Thomas Worthington squad. Five two and the reward for Tele Wanda's hard efforts and to Goodwin's number one upper Arlington. A team that dismantled DUBLIN SEDA. Sixteen to nothing. Yes I said sixteen. Nothing not six not one point six. Yeah I WANNA see. The six ten from goal. Go out on the scoreboard. Police no sixteen nothing that that's the golden bears against number twenty two Dublin. So yeah tough task up for Tyler Wanda. It's possible that the break up the upset but the way up. Arlington's been rolling this year. I still think the golden bears have a very good shot making making it to the state final contest. A nationwide. And that'd be pretty cool for Upper Arlington. Because their home is the ice house which is onside nationwide and the play for the state title at nationwide. The big is so definitely. I'd like to see that happening. Let's cover the first weekend playoff. Shall we start off with Dublin? Say Ota edging out number twenty three troy eight seven. I mentioned Tondo defeating spring. Borough five or three beaver creek fell to Thomas. Mornington five to one cardinals when you have Dublin Coffman. The fourteenth seed Shutting out Archbishop Three Nothing. Olen tain-jy fell short to Bishop Watterson. Six four saying next defeated elder eleven to one and the battle of Cincinnati and Columbus district. Columbus Academy defeated Sycamore. Seven two four. I thought that was eight to four. I'm not sure may think of the next game. Gehenna Lincoln eight several four and close out the first round Archbishop Moeller Twelve Saint Francis sales zero moving onto the next round of things. Be The second game of the first weekend of the playoffs. Upper Arlington Sixteen. Sarah's zero like previously mentioned Tallow Wanda defeated Thomas Worthington five to Dublin Jerome the number five seed in the bracket and someone asked me on my article on Ohio Hockey Digest. Dot Com widened. Pick the Celtics as my dark horse of the tournament. I didn't predict that they would fall in the first game to Dublin. Kaufman five to one. That is number fourteen upsetting number five. And that's the only upset in the bracket spoilers Albany the fourth seat flew high over There Eagle counterparts and Bishop Larson eleven to one Olatunji. Orange ended the season of Saint Xavier. Seventy-one Saint Charles Eight Columbia Academy Three tain-jy Liberty Ten Lincoln zero and it overtime affair. Olen Change Your brilliant four Archbishop Moeller three and that's one overtime the number they used for the four for Orlands Danger Berlin side. Looks like a cross between a seven and a four. So that's that's great and your second week of the playoffs. Looked like this old go daytime and where this is at the Ice House. A nationwide arena. The home of the Golden Bears Number One. Upper ARLINGTON GETS number nine. Tallow Wanda on the twenty ninth Saturday at two whatever. That game will play March first at four Sunday at the chiller north against the winner of Dublin. Kaufman New Albany. That game is right after Arlington Tyler. Wanda the Ice House at four tomorrow. Saturday and on the bond side of the brackets for the quarter-finals Tanzi orange number six gets number two Saint Charles. That's at the Ice House. Nationwide arena at six Saturday and Saturday to round out that side of the bracket Olatunji liberty the number. Three seed against number seven. Ohlund's Angie Berlin. Now this one is the one. I'm probably going to be focusing on the most because I picked olatunji tangible. Nb The dark horse of the Columbus District. They had a very good hot streak. They're very good team. The question is can the bears overcome the Patriots of Olatunji Liberty? I don't know change. Liberties got themselves a heck of a team as does Berlin but liberty has been the strongest hockey team out of the old Dante School district. The past few years flip no disrespect Olatunji classic and Tansy. Orange those are two squads Olatunji this year orange rolling along like I mentioned they got St. Before the Liberty Burlingame bears can pass the Patriots. What's stopping them? Probably Upper Arlington. Unless there's an upset that happens. But that's why they call upsets you pick the highest seeded teams or lowest teams. I guess then you know. You don't have upsets if you don't have an iphone. You don't have an iphone. I figured we all want to know that. But Yeah Olatunji Berlin. If they can get past liberty I think they can give Saint Charles if they beetle Tanzi. Orange a run for the money and Upper Arlington. I think that'd be a heck of a game. But that's my pick right now. I still have upper Arlington winning d-columbus Columbus district. Just because you don't go. What is thirty six one in thirty seven games reason? That's that's my pick up Arlington. I still think Taylor Wanda's got a shot. I mean pretty much. Play clean perfect hockey. Maybe even beyond perfect. But that's one to squad like a mention. It's been a team that expanded my expectations. I said outstanding my expectations. That's a good I so what happens after. Oh by the way. The winner of Olatunji Orange Saint Charles and Liberty Berlin though play March first Sunday at six fifteen at the chiller north and what happens on the third weekend of the playoffs there at nationwide arena ice house on March seventh at two and the winner of that game plays in the State Tournament March Fourteenth Fifteenth Nationwide Arena and that wraps up the sport in Ohio. So definitely definitely still off hockey be followed. I'M GONNA keep my eye out my best weapon to follow along Columbus area hockey if you fall underscore hockey they have a list of all the varsity teams. That's why have twitter a mobile. I don't know if it's because I'm part of the Beta program or not. If you go on twitter and you go on your own time line you can pick your favorite lists that you're part of and you can read through the reef through the tweets like that and I think that's one of the greatest things that twitter is done. Which by the way I that does bring up another point that I'd like to cover before we get to the pod. The senior all star Game Rosters were announced and I like to go through the south portion. Not The west portion. This con- includes this includes Toledo and lane and since Dayton I want collude the Syndey kids on here. If there's a couple of Columbus kids that have played. I'll probably mention them. Just 'cause if you're an ice hockey here avoiding Columbus teams. Is You have a pretty small chance on that. You have George Bear Thomas Worthington. He's going you have Andrew Vic of Olatunji liberty of two goalies out of the three in the southwest teen Jack Augustine captain of alter very well deserve honor Nolan Kunzelmann. Believe that's how you say it. Jerome will launch us. Upper Arlington Keegan. Poland's of Liberty Brandon. Barash of new Albany Jackson Boston New Albany constantly. If I'm falling the Varsity list when new Albany scores normally barrage and busts parts of those scoring lines Harry Hall of Finley Syndey but remember when I got on Sportscenter as the top third top-three play out of ten was January six. It's on my website somewhere. Yeah the kid. That scored a Michigan goal behind the line against spring borough. He's part of this list. Kishon Dublin Jerome. Tim Kramer Up Arlington. Every Maleki of Dublin Jerome Will Pick Thomas Worthington. No reedy of Saint Ex. You have slight Surkov. Spring borough and captain of the Troy Trojans Zaqueu Lynbrook coaching staff. Have Vaccines of Tyler Wanda his first year with the brave and JD? Damn Roth of Orange on the other side. You have your northeast team. Which IS CLEVELAND? Kent that area but yeah those the Cincinnati Dayton Columbus kids? There was one. I don't WanNa sound like you know. All God he's snubbed off the All Star game this is a fluke it's really helping Riley Haram or Joe numbers several goalie wise. You know it's tough. You have to pretty much. I'm surprised supper if I remember right now up Arlington School. He couldn't be part of it. Because again you have to be a senior but Job Numbers Riley her in seniors for Centerville her end the captain of the elks. I definitely thought he was worth and odd. But you know we might not have loft hockey teams. But that doesn't mean we don't have a lot of quality players on each team so definitely good list if you WANNA see. The South West Team Battle Northeast team. Mark your calendars for Sunday March. Fifteenth Twenty Twenty at nine. Am for the Twenty Twenty Senior All Star game at nationwide arena. It's played on the same rank. The Blue Jackets plan and emission is absolutely free free. Yes I said free. I don't know why I did that. Little skit but Because you can rewind podcast but yeah definitely. It's one last Hurrah for these seniors and I'm open for another good southwest win last year. Believe it went to ot or possibly shootout and south west of Defeat Northeast. Ten nine if you. WanNa see these seniors one last time. That's the place to do it so now. Let's move on to the second annual Post Ohio District High School Hockey tournaments or the Post. Oh Hsa district or the pod in its second year of operations. The first year was that the N. T. PRD chiller in Springfield. This year. It comes to South Metro which is quite nice. Yours truly will be on the call on Youtube if you like to join along. It's intended to provide a post Ohio district tournament option for teams ranking in the lower half of the state according to my hockey rankings DOT com. Which in Ice Hockey? There's one division. You Have Hockey. The second division is you don't have hockey. Which is a lot of schools going to Matt Del Monte of the Kademi Hockey Club board? We can't we just can't stand to see a high school senior end the career on the wrong side of lopsided state tournament game so we created. The Pot is an option for the teams. Have a better end of season experience for senior players. A Better and of career experience. The Games will be played here itself. Metro. Tonight's the twenty ninth and March first and we have sixteen coming in are two changes from last year. Troy in the Dayton stealth. Jv teams are not part of this tournament. This year. Centerville Sycamore which is quite nice. It starts tonight at six thirty so by the time. You're listening to this podcast. I'll probably be on the Mike calling hockey. Six thirty will be BEAVER CREEK AGAINST INDIAN HILL WINTER. Club eight ten. We'll have the Cincinnati Lancers against the Centerville elks which you can also say that's a change because it's not really Lesao. Cincinnati Lancers the differences with Lasalle at all to LaSalle kids. Playing ice hockey with the lack of LaSalle being on this team means any since naked round the wants play hockey go play the Lancers and they now have the blessing of this nice swords or have had it for the season and close out action. Nine forty hundred nights sycamore. Alter that'd be a good battle Saturday the ninth Centerville and alter get things underway for the Fourth Time Knights have won. The previous. Three matchup is against the elks. This season now be eleven tomorrow. Twelve thirty lands against Beaver Creek to ten Indian hill in Sycamore. A little bit of a break which we do it with the tournament of the Buckeye tournaments which we'll talk about next five thirty alter lancers. Seven o'clock Sycamore Beaver Creek. Eight forty Centerville Indian Hill and then Sunday or your place games. Two o'clock fifth place for a third place game. Three thirty and the chip at five by mention Beaver Creek Indian Hill. Since Lancers Sycamore Centerville in a game. We'll have all that for you. Here on YouTube dot com slash South Metro Sports. So join us there. The limits on the teams can have more than thirty five games coming in. Because that's the state limit can have too many games and they're already looking for one information. You can find all this Academy Hockey Club Dot Com and the second tournament happening itself Metro this weekend. It's the B division the Buckeye year and tournament. Which will talk about the tournament. I know I didn't mention the previews but we'll talk about those twenty two games in three days. There are six games in the beat and here at South Metro will have twelve. Ub Three which includes a lot of local teams. We have to Dayton steph. Squads Troy Bruins Squad and Nova Kentucky. North Squad innocent. I sort squad starts off tomorrow morning. Seven twenty bright early. We have Jones's Troy bruins against Taylor's Dayton stove. The second game will be classes Dayton stuff against Gregorek six Norfolk Kentucky North. Not exactly sure how to pronounce it. But Watch the on. How say whoever wins? The Taylor Stealth in Jones. Bruins game will take on Lindemann. Cincinnati swords and whoever drops the end Kyi Dayton class? Game Get to play on the bottom brackets at three thirty. Now be the break in between the pod Sunday. That's one little Crown Constellation and a championship London. Fifteen it'll be whoever drops game five. Which is the Lindemann swords? And the winner of Taylor. Dayton Jones Troy and then at twelve thirty whoever wins Dayton class at you? Wait a minute loser. Game five that would be hoover dropped Cincinnati swords. I'm getting all confused but I. It's not it's hard. I'm making it sound. Whoever drops the swords of Lindemann the Taylor's delph and Jones Troy game? They'll play eleven fifteen Sunday twelve thirty. I'll be the winner of Dayton class. George Sick Northern Kentucky and then let them in swords and winner game to and I'll be your championship twelve three and I'll be at twelve thirty four. We wrap up with the tournament. Hard to believe the knock wrapping up again and then next week we'll be eight ten women's basketball. Ud Arena for the tournament. Always sad time when hockey closes down shop because normally meant. That's the end of the broadcasting. Your for me and I'll do again for next season loss this year. I have baseball so I'm very happy for that but it's always sad to have one last shift for hockey and I definitely hope my broadcast will send this off on the right foot so definitely give that a watch again. Youtube Dot Com South Metro Sports. If you subscribe you will be updated on when we stream and that's much everything else hockey. We have several channel for hockey there. And lastly moving from the hockey rink to the baseball diamond. Because spring training is going on reds. Do look pretty good so far. Of course. If you're trying to trying to calculate wins you're wanting the most winston spring training. You're missing the point spring training because it's not always about the winds it's determining who's playing where in the farm system and then preparing for opening day which by the way if you didn't find out Dayton has declared that opening day for the reds is a holiday by Dayton Dayton Kentucky Dayton Ohio. And of course there was a call meant know complain about politics on the Argo. I shared. That's nice. You don't know what Nice means. Mayor of in Kentucky Declares Reds Opening Day and officials city holiday. That's really cool then. Kentucky is somewhere active. Remember right. That's where John Wooden Start as let legendary coaching career dating Kentucky but just off the river not too far away from Cincinnati. This was from city. Beat DOT COM Ben Baker. The Mayor Dan Kentucky declared opening day a citywide holiday encouraging citizens to get out and engage in the day's festivities. The proclamation is on there too and the sport of baseball has been integral part of the city of Dayton origins. Dating back to the eighteen fifties riverboat captain. Henry putter introduced the game and established baseball club by the name of the eagles a Brooklyn. The documents states Brooklyn the proclamation continues on Dayton. Is the birthplace and home the seven former major league baseball players including leaked in a Hail? Jesse to help bill swartz Johnny Gunning John Chick Smith Bill Kissinger Anti Bensinger. You might recognize that name as the player that the last down the nineteen ninety world series to give the reds their last world series win though far opening day Thursday March. Twenty six the. One hundred I opening day parade before the game against the St Louis Cardinals. He'll be really really fine. I love to go down experience opening day but I don't think it's in the cards but I got my radio with me and you better believe I'll have it or I can't pick it up with the radio. I have that APP on my phone. You pick up streams outside the area with thank goodness for that and of course. There's this big thing to baseball. A lot of people teed off that foxsports insert your region of area here. It's no longer on Youtube. Tv because of the Battle of contracts between sinclair the people that own the Fox sports media networks now the regions I should say and Google which has YouTube Not Getting that politics wise at happens. I mean I feel like every cable or satellite providers that trouble with the people owning stations main. Why was in high school? Viacom out that big blowout wife was a direct TV dish. You know one of them dish had one couple years later. Dvd TM wasn't available in the area from spectrum. Think but yeah. I don't like getting into politics. You might know because what I said. But Hey how about those twenty twenty Dayton dragons? We probably know what the Twenty Twenty Cincinnati reds looked like. But how about the low a team that will now call day? Air Ballpark comb. That's GONNA get lots taking us to because yeah it's always been fifth third field from the first day in the announcement saying hey dragon's coming in are the teams coming in dragons back then but your key dates look like this. The pitchers and catchers will report to Goodyear March the second for minor league players meaning not on the forty man roster or a minor league. Invite have a chance to join the team then. I'll be March tenth so a couple days to goodyear and then the first spring training game be March Eighteenth Against Lake County a good year. That'S RED SINGLE-A and Cleveland Single-a last spring. Training game will be inter-squad April. The third before opening day at day Air Ballpark again new coaching staff. The only one that's left from last year squad. Athletic trainer Andrew Cleaves. That's it you major. Gooky Dawkins new pitching coach Bryan Garmon new hitting coach Darryl Brinkley. New Bench coach Hernan Era Barron was a player in the reds farm system and Dan Donahue strength and conditioning coach not strength. Let's Strafe now. I can't say that's great. How about we not do that and come back in case you're wondering what happened to Louis Boulevard. He's now part of the ride. Says the economy's coordinator Frank fister member him with the Dayton dragons? I do my first year with them. The mental skills coach the previous dragons manager before Luiz Bulevar Jose navis. He's The infield coordinator with the reds as part of the reds player development corners. Roving Instructor Chris Tremor as your coordinators. Cj Gilman your hitting coordinator course cow body. You're pitching coordinator. The big higher from long long ago L. Eric yeager might be Jagger's who knows assistant pitching coordinator at roving pitching instructor. Is Tony Houses? Who worked with the dragons sometime? Louis Harris is your outfield and base running coordinator and Corky Miller Roving catching instructor. That's what your whole staff looks like in and outside Dayton your catchers Eric Yang Luke Berryhill James Free. Oh by the way this is from Dayton dragons dot com written by the voice of the dragons. Tom Nichols just because it's written on. This doesn't mean it's going to happen but these are the best candidates to be part of the dragons twenty twenty. So if you don't see any of these players don't come to me and like mariners all day for and also I sound like there has because I don't care again Eric. Yang Luke Berryhill James free highest drafted Catcher by the reds twenty. Nine Hundred Erica. Taken in the seventh round were also. J. Schuyler was picked the year before that UC Santa Barbara was the home of Yang and Yang helped his team to the Big West Conference Championship last spring and a trip to the NCWA regionals so good candidate. For behind the plate Eric Yang it continues on Los Angeles native and Noble High School career at El Camino real charter school as opposed to El Camino false charter school. Christopher Knight who played Peter in the Brady Bunch is some of the famous alumni from El Camino. Real Charter school. That's a nice low antidote. Their Lou Berryhill spent the two thousand nineteen called season at South Carolina. That's USC or scars. Espn used avid before being drafted by the reds in the thirteenth round last year South Carolina struggled to a twenty eight twenty record after years of contending for a national title and winning two in a row in two thousand ten twenty eleven burial face. The strongest Level Competition College Baseball can offer plane the S. E. C. You know Lsu. It'd be pretty good. I think Florida's our right to served as South Carolina's cleanup hitter and TJ Hopkins. Who I believe on the outfield list for dragons also drafted by the reds and. Yes it's mentioned on to Berryhill. Didn't sign with the reds until just before the deadline July twelfth he was assigned to Greenville. That's Greeneville Tennessee. The rookie team of the reds and played his first professional game July sixteenth eight games with G. Reds batting to forty with one home run long layoff. Well it's coming off a long called season so you know. Don't WANNA burn them out for next year. James Free An undrafted free agent last June after a successful three year career at the University of the Pacific. The fact that free was not selected in forty around droplets. Surprise to some. He was rejected by Baseball. America as a player who be taken the first ten rounds so yeah possible value. They're not drafted. Although Baseball America. Fahd that first ten rounds he was gone through all the tweets all the forty. I should say free faced high level competition in college playing in the West Coast Conference which includes Pepperdine San Diego and Loyola Marymount in case. You wonder about dragons players coming from that conference at Zach. Ncaa Pepperdine J. Schuyler. San Diego had a good year last year and Cassidy Brown Jeff. Stevens of Loyola Marymount. I don't believe either Brown. I'm not too sure of. I thought I saw got wave but I don't know I don't think Jeff Stevens is anymore though. So that's your catching core. Your first Baseman Brennan Spelane. That would be his second year back with the dragons rough year last year and also an injury that ended his season just as he was starting to get hot. You ever to Leonardo Seminar. Who's twenty one years of age the youngest of the candidates for first base and Garett Wolfert Twenty twenty-two spelling would be the oldest at twenty three? So yes blame. Rough start was sent back a little bit to extend extreme training and then came back. Three weeks later batted three eighty five in the next fifteen games since coming back from extended spring training and also cut down strike outs to prom. Is that injury had him when he was just starting to get hot. So somebody a native of Italy who shown steady improvements in signing with the reds as an international agent. July twenty seventeen Yuli Italian players ever played. Dragons was Luca. Perotti back in twenty eleven. He was a bullpen pitcher. That didn't pure much seventeen games on here which that stores the end. The season the same Pitcher Panarotti Game Ten to twenty thirteen when he started game for the Italian national team gets tossed three scoreless innings so seminar could be the second Italian player italian-born player to play for the Dragons Gird. Wolford will fourth. Excuse ME NOT FORD NOT SURE. Wolf fourth drafted by the reds twenty nine nine out of Nova Southeastern University out of division two. Which is a Florida school doubts? Top twenty two program last spring to spend one year there after spending the last three years at Dallas Baptist University also very strong in the baseball world and D one in the Missouri Valley Conference even Catcher in college but didn't see in inning behind the plane. The Red System last season primarily played first base was limited time and all three outfield spots and also third base so little flexibility there even though of the dragon student me emergency catcher in a pinch those Garrett Second Baseman your three players for candidates Tyler Callahan. Who would be coming into the old age of Nineteen John Williams and Caleb Van Blake? You know you're dragging steamed Williams was here last year. He was started. Turn around before being sent back to extend extreme training and never coming back up because I think he went to a billings or Greenville. He was one of the rookie teams. Like I mentioned Williams will be another returning dragon but I about Tyler Callahan. One of the top infield prospects in the reds organization have you opens up to twenty twenty season with Dayton probably identified by scouting consensus as the top prospect on the date roster again nineteen years of age lesson year removed from Providence. High School in Jacksonville Florida and the reds will determine if Callahan's ready for what could be brutal Midwest League pitching by brutal I mean good for pitching non the other side. You're most hitting friendly side would be the Florida State League which is Advanced Day Daytona Dayton with an extra ache but the jump from rookie ball to an extreme training over to the dragons not easy. I mean look back at Jose. Siri who happen to crush a home run against the reds. I came with the mariners against his former team. But it took them of year to you know. Hit One fifteen I you in the Midwest League then some back down never came back up the second year just right through and broke a record that stood since the seventies in straight games hits so if the red feel like Callahan's ready for Midwest League it'll be the top prospect available to the Dragon's John Williams was the opening day second Baseman last year with the club into mid may before being sent back to extend extreme training and then went to billings. I wasn't sure if he went to. Greenville billings Montana. He'd be an option Dayton. Twenty twenty of Callahan over the year in spring training or sills at third base. Instead of second so Williams is an option. Could be another bat behind Callahan. Last name and the growing list of dragons players from the Caribbean island of corrupt. Go Go Workout Co. I think Caracas for I don't know go. Cal PREVIOUS DRAGONS FROM SAME. Location Didi Gregorius. He did some work with the Yankees couch. Endow and Hedrick Clementina Williams played thirty. Three Games of the first thirty nine games for Dayton but could get right on track at the plate is batting average at two thirty nine on April twenty seventh and then with the reds sent him down to bring Brian Ray. Who did some good work with the dragons last year? Who I leave Daytona or single. Each got for right is batting. Average Williams dipped down to to fourteen cents a good year for month. Then bar the mustangs rookie league team. Merged is one of the best hitters in the billings lineup. After being sent down started fifty two of the seventy six games at second base. Plus all three of the playoff games led the mustangs in batting an even three hundred with no home runs. We'll skin get back and hit Midwest League pitching. It'll be a good option at second base and also those Caleb Van Blake from the University of California Davis or UC Davis Big West conference where steam was a rival to catching prospect era gang at UC. Santa Barbara Van Blake played for years. Uc Davis earning majority of his team starts by his Sophomore Year than playing full times junior and senior so go good experience. There last year dominating the Arizona League affiliate Goodyear as one of the players League hitting three forty one and thirty two games with six home runs to type of team lead. When the season ended he briefly went to Greenville where he went three of twenty two van. Blake's and option there. We want to shortstops Ivan Johnson Quincy McAfee and Claudio. Phenomenal phenomenal is a former dragon. As well leave his more towards the end of the season the big thing about phenomenal is he is going to be nineteen when the season. Starts Dane. I've and Johnson's coming out of Kennesaw Mountain High School were former Dragon. Tyler Stevenson game. From Twenty fifteen reds drafted Johnson the forefront of Chapel last June signed to Greenville played in forty six games to fifty five switch hitter. Six home runs eleven. Stolen bases and a slugging percentage at forty one point five started thirty three games at shortstop and eleven at second base so again low bit of a utility man. The middle spot the field. You also have pepperdine's Quincy McAfee beginning his freshman year in two thousand seventeen also the same position that Zach Vinci played back in twenty thirteen Dayton. Prep career for mcphee's was at South Lake. High School Houston Texas. Where in his senior year hit five. Thirty Act was drafted by the reds twenty. Six round last June and then went to billings helped in the playoffs. Got Off to a slow start but caught fire in August and finished at two ninety one for batting average. That's pretty good. I thirty seven games not as hot to fourteen but the rest of the way four zero five in the last twenty three star. Twenty Games at shortstop twenty second base six at third base so again of being able to play everywhere just to third baseman listed. Here phenomenal played third. Last year has a paragraph of Venezuela size a free agent with the reds and twenty sixteen can also play in three different infield positions big utility man there and most of the time is at third base. Eight Games in billings bad to twenty six for the dragons bad to eighteen one home. Run YOU THIRD. Baseman. Or that's reese hines. It was drafted early on second round. Pick even take him with the reds after they picnic. Dolo which last year we got see couple of games of the left-hander from Tcu by being there and the second one is Victor Ruis was starting third. Baseman for billings wants to the playoffs last year. Size free agent with Cincinnati Mexico. Three days before seventeenth birthday in two thousand sixteen and he's been with the red system for the last three years was a catcher coming into the organization but then moved to third in twenty nineteen last year. And now we move onto outfielders. There's a lot of them so hopefully we'll keep it quick. There is a pair of former dragons on air radios Oona and Mario Bautista. Teesta spend most of the season last year with the dragons miss four weeks at the end of the first half because of an injury played in one hundred and three games mad at two thirty three with eight home runs and nineteen stolen bases. That's coming off a monster season with billings. Were multi hit three. Thirty with eight homers. Just six games. According to Baseball America entering last season as the sixteenth best prospect and entering this year he slipped nine spots to twenty fifth best but still strong ranking so sky's the limit for not. Stop the hope that if Bautisita does return to Dayton for second year big jump a performance would be an easy ticket down to Daytona the gold standard for second year improvement in Dayton from outfielders. Great tools was established by Jose. Siri couple years back. Like I mentioned first year. Didn't do much at all in twenty games of one forty five but that second year. Yeah you can make the argument best improve player out of the system but Battista. I think he can do it. We move onto quin cotton eighth round pick by the reds last year after his junior year. At Grand Canyon University you know. That's a institution where you see lot on Hulu. At least we do like. Hey that school plays Wright state? Men's soccer sometimes. I know where the rat will. I hope I know where they're at. They're at the Grand Canyon. Exactly in the Grand Canyon. That's where my GonNa be a lot longer. 'cause I'm going over everything but yeah cotton coming out of the restaurant Athletic Conference. Cotton is the first to be drafted by the reds. The Grand Canyon made the move up to d one since twenty fourteen big season the Grand Canyon back to Back Seasons Two thousand eighteen twenty nineteen. His Sophomore Year led the conference with a three ninety batting average and won the player of the year warned. The whack twenty nine thousand nine hundred thirty one second team. All conference is one doubles ranked second in the WOK and can bind to hit. Nine home runs over the two seasons and one hundred sixteen games with the Grand Canyon. Squad last year billings hit two eighty three in sixty one games for home. Runs eight swipes as leadoff hitter and also picked as an all star in the Pioneer League? So could be the leadoff guy for the dragons game one. We'll see. Tj Hopkins spent one year. Excuse me one year one round later the same year as cotton. Same Draft Ninth Round Twenty Nineteen and played beside caught in the billings outfield. Play College Baseball and the SEC. At South Carolina gamecocks. Here with Luke. Berryhill in fact Hopkins and Berryhill often it back back in the batting order for South Carolina. Last season collegiately played at all fifty six games for. Usc led the team. In numerous categories. To Eighty five batting average eleven home runs eighteen. Stolen bases a slugging percentage near fifty two percents and an opium of eight eighty two. Aj bump is this one. I'm very excited about. Because I see bump as a couple years with Cincinnati bearcats. Start every day. You get seasons day reds draft since neighbor cat or it's not every day you get C- Cincinnati draft local kids from you know. I don't know right states. That would have probably helped out think. About if Sean Murphy was red he'd probably be with the Big League. I don't know I mean Bar. Sally good catchers and what would that? What would that do for Murphy thing? You have a really good career instance. I was hoping to hear you know since Oakland and Cincinnati playing their spring training game today. some see. Murphy behind the plate. Nope I was Carlos Pena if I remember not the same guy from Wright state reds drafted bump in the thirty ninth round the next last round the draft and then sent him to Greenville when he played for. Gooky Dawkins was the manager. The G. Reds now manager of the D. Dragons it's not gonNA catch on forty one games to fifty batting average five homers the opium of Eight. Oh five second. Best on the team played both left and right field of Greenville. So seeming corners with Dayton. Mike mentioned I saw them with Cincinnati. When the bearcats were Dayton. Well we'll see a bear cabin. Burqas less played at Dayton. Think he was. I saw bump us with the bearcats at Wright state definitely so it's really cool. See the bump is might be a dragon. It's like hey it's someone I have announced and I remember so that's great and radio. Zoo is another dragon from last year member of the opening day roster in two thousand nineteen every main what the club until the end of May starting thirty five games and writes batting average never really caught on one fifty seven two home runs and then reassigned to extend spring training with billings open their season or Zuma was in the three spun. The order playing right again. Sixty two games batted two thousand five five home runs of in the Pioneer League. It's a hitters. Paradise might be some with the air the altitude up in the mountains. I don't know but that to thirty-five with billings I hope he can make great strides with Battista. They do come back. International Free Agent from the Dominican Republic. Signed by the reds two thousand fifteen some talent but endured some struggles last year and definitely solid candidate to return to Dayton. Well look at these starting pitchers. Of course you do. There is one day. Hey Sousse he would be returning dragon. Think his record was what two in fourteen? But it was really really respectable. We'll start with Noah Davis all butts to pitchers or twenty two and under John. Hey Susan Spencer. Stockton are twenty three years of age. Carlos Carreno is twenty. One Noah Davis by be the best prospect on lists possible Dayton. Starting pitchers does the Fifteenth Best Prospect was Cincinnati higher than such notable arms is. Packing Naughton was the minor league pitcher of the year last year. I Z ANDROID pitcher. Tj pipertone also added to the forty man roster this year for Cincinnati which means boss me read. I will go through a lot of this. I covered a lot of them. But Yeah Davis. Eleven round two thousand eighteen knowing that he missed all that season part. Twenty nineteen after the dreaded. Tommy John Elbow Surgery also teammate of potential Dragon Eric. Yang Kukoc Davis a billings last summer after Davis returned to the mound following his. Tommy John Rehab Assignment Davis himself. Thirty starts at California's Santa Barbara serving as time starting pitcher as a freshman sophomore before being limited date innings as junior due to. Tommy John Career Record fifteen and nine four point five eight zero ray with UCSB McGill madryn. Oh the billing staff last year selected as Pitcher of year in the pro. The Pioneer League almost prospect era of three point. Three one three would easily have led the league but he finished nearly two thirds of an inning short of the minimum numbers of innings to qualify. That's Kinda crappy but Trento walked fourteen batters in sixteen in third innings while striking out. Sixty six drag race you there. Four of his fourteen starts no runs allowed. Allow more than three runs in any starts again. Fourteen starts it seems now. Drano has a very good arm through here. Originally signed as an international free agent by the Texas Rangers spent two years in Texas system before being traded to Cincinnati in exchange for international spending cap space which is normally you throw more money towards the international pool that type of thing once he receives cap space form another club and gives a nightly player in return. Rides have done that to and from we also have Graham Ash. Craft six round draft pick twenty nineteen out of University of Alabama Birmingham. Pretty Good Baseball program at UAB. Apparently Ashcroft's fastball can reach ninety nine miles per hour. That's heat on that. Fastball started college career Mississippi state in twenty seventeen went through two hip surgeries missed. Twenty eight thousand season then transferred to. Uab used as a starter reliever last year two and five. With a five point six three Ra was part of Greenville squad. Thirteen starts four point. Five three era sixty strikeouts in fifty four innings. The era was driven up by one bad start. He was charged with tenor and runs out without that one. Rough performance the era for Greenville would have been two point nine six numbers. You gotTa Love Him. We have John Day. Hey Sue spent most of the last year in the starting rotation twenty-three starts after missing the entire two thousand eighteen season because of an injury of the Dominican Republic one of the best arms and the red system but looking to tap completely into the potential. Open up the twenty nine th season with a dragon's back-back scoreless starts tossed by ten shutout innings while allowing just four hits then. The rest of the way struggled fish year with a record to thirteen. A new is to and something with a five point. Oh eight year. Eighth Velocity on the fastball. Reach High Eighties and summoning spot and others top down ninety seven so get consistency on fastball? That'd be nice. It's possible the reds will move to today. Toda see if the increase in competition brings out improve performance or maybe come back to Dayton work on few things then go up to Daytona and face tougher competition. We'll see Carlos Carre no as the pitcher with the best pure stuff on anyone on the list that some high remarks last year struggled but one element of Minor League baseball has been consistent for decades. Potential does create opportunity. Fifteen starts for buildings five point three seventy four and six record. It did market improvement for Carino over twenty eighteen season which is one level lower in the ACO reds Arizona League reds where he wants to and six six point. Some five zero have Spencer. Stockton was several outstanding additions from Independent Professional Baseball. By the red starring last summer made seven starts. Stockton did for you UNICORNS UTICA UNICORNS great name of United Store Professional Baseball League which is an entry level independent league in the Detroit area. I guess it's not Utica New York where I'm thinking UTICA comets part of the Vancouver Canucks System. Remember the urinate tree episode about the canucks were the GM stock. And I need to contact Utah. Utica UTICA thanks. Ron You gotta see it but Stockton Twenty Nine Thousand. Nine season was amazing. One is inclined from the US L. Begging last June twenty-seventh against the west side woolly mammoths and then became the minor league pitcher of the month in August with the red system. Coming up four strong years of College Ball Jacksonville you. The Atlantic Sun Conference helped is dolphins of Jacksonville. Florida bend the NC Double A. Tournament and was a starting pitcher against the University of Florida. The regional one seed so good stuff there with the reds stockton went three and one with two point one four era that moved up to Greenville. Last year made four appearances with the G. Reds. I've never heard the Greenville reds called G. Reds the rookie reds is one name. But there you go with the reds of Greenville. Went to one one point nine. Six six of appearances and the Red System Yard was at one. Fifty six runs. Thirty six innings. You'll take that I know I will. We also have excuse me. Jason Parker Not Jackson Parker Jason Parker drafted by the Red Sixteen frowned last year out of NC STATE. You didn't pitch professionally after signing with the reds men just one season after two years of the Juke O. Level. That's junior college led the team and starts in twenty one thousand nine hundred sixteen total starts a four point. Three eight era in seventy six innings helping the wolf pack to birth in the NC. Double a big dance was a starting pitcher. In the Wolf Packs Lost East Carolina Greenville regional but showcases skills when he beat number one Florida state on March fifteenth firing seven scoreless innings and striking out. Ten seminals yet. That's pretty good with. Nc State is era in his first eight starts was one point nine eight over his final eight starts as he was seven twenty so need to tap into them. What made earlier happen so lefthanded. Starting pitchers you got Jacob Heavily. Which would be a returning dragon from last year? Third round pick in two thousand seventeen from Coleman High School in Alabama right by baseball America. The twenty ninth best prospect reds or open the season with the dragons last year before going on the injured list April twentieth. So that would be about two weeks. It did pitch again for the remainder of the year. So the first three starts features some inconsistency which you know he's young he's now twenty one still fairly young. I three starts. His third star was far the best five shutout innings against Fort Wayne to earn the W allowing just two hits Z. Walks and struck out. Five star lasted just three batters and was never able to get back on the mound. Thanks to that nasty injury tremendous prep career. What of one with one eleven. Am Cullman High School? His senior year struck out one hundred sixteen batters in seventy innings also. Baseball America honored him as the third team high school. All American meaning is one of the top fifteen high school pitchers in the country. Dot Com gave him the twenty fifth. Best pitching prospect so definitely some talent there and hopefully heavily rebound from that injury and the inconsistencies. But Still Young. So lots of hope there. Jose Salvador hard-throwing twenty year old from the Dominican Republic potential signed by the reds in twenty seventeen and opened his career next summer posting very good numbers in the Dominican. Summer League club which I don't believe the reds have anymore my thinking that the up league for the reds I don't know but twelve starts fish two thousand eighteen season with an era of one point eighteen. Yeah that's pretty good all by the way the batting average against them one fifty five. You're not getting lots on that. Twenty walks seventy two strikeouts fifty three innings Salvador gun a little taste of ball to Greenville and the reds a big jump in competition compared to the Arizona League. I four starts go so well. Era was seven point four seven strong the rest of the way. But WHO's the three point? Five eight overs remaining seven starts fishing with five point. Oh five that August twentieth last year moved them up to billings team made. The playoffs made three regular season starts with the mustangs three eighty six a year. A Salvador can take all these learned a big urine date. Evan credits. I believe Kravitz. Red's fifth round draft. Pick twenty nine thousand nine from rice. You Good Baseball Program in Texas. Also teammate. Of Ricky Salinas. Starting Pitcher for last used dragon squad. Dave Miami Florida was selected. First Team all Miami Dade County High School Senior back in Twenty fifteen looking at Miami. I believe that's university Miami. Not Miami. You Rice decided upon the Houston School. Also play for the cincinnati-based Midland Redskins and the two thousand fourteen w WBA world champions so some experience in the Cincinnati area through a perforating Greenville before being shut down for the year which might have had something to do with the heavy workload of rice again. If you're getting drafted out of college your first year in the pros really not going to have a lot to pitch from again with lefthanded pitching Jacques. Show Dave Gulfport Mississippi undrafted. After a record setting career at Austin Peay state you last June. Before briefly joining the Evansville Otters of the FRONTIER LEAGUE PURCHASE POACHERS CONTRACT JUNE. Twenty second two thousand nineteen and impressed in Greenville. After one year in Juku but you ju- spent his remaining three years of College Baseball Austin P. in the Ohio Valley Conference Best. You came as a senior in two thousand nineteen when eight and four year. A THREE POINT O. Seven and I seem all oversee honors did not was drafted. Last June sign with Evansville is pretty strong in independent ball. So that's an interesting armed. Look for relief. Pitchers obviously go through each name. And I'll let you know who would be returning back to Dayton. Looks like allow right handers in the bullpen? Go with the left-handers Jerry. Andrea add mostly good moments with Dayton and also left-hander Omar Connor ropel right Andrews. Are Patrick Rabi Jake? Stevenson Johnny Schneider Ryan Dunn in. Cook Tile Gorby Tanner Cooper J. C. Keys Francis Garo freighter are run Guman Jeff Nino and Pedro Garcia. Your oldest pitchers in this relief corps. You have to Twenty Five Year Olds Ryan Dunn and Pedro Garcia and it does talk a little bit about each of the arms. One of my big surprise is Ryan. Campbell is not on him. Didn't pitch a lot but Dayton and two injuries kind of drought his season. Out of you. I see. I was really hoping he come back but I don't know I mean there's still a lot like I mentioned this article from Dayton. Dragons does not mean. Everyone that I name here will be part of this team. It just means here are some names. You should look at getting season opens. Thursday April ninth at home against Great Lakes. Albie seven o'clock of course Great Lakes Single-a affiliate of the Los Angeles dodgers of Los Angeles. And that's what you're dragonstar could look like. Once the official roster is released. We'll probably talk about it some more but yet there's some towel there and I feel like the dragons could make the playoffs this year. Which in team history in Dayton Ohio? There's been more non-playoff seasons to play playoff seasons. I think there's seven playoff seasons to twelve thirteen seasons. Some like that drove. That sounds about right. But see how Gooky Dawkins does his first year with the dragons I mean. He's no stranger. Do Managing Manchester Greenville reds last year. But Day air ballpark. If you fall along social media you saw Dayton dragons facebook and twitter page that removing the fifth third field shields. There's still going to keep the blue and green color scheme in a hot air balloon. That's part of the day our logo but yeah can't say fifth third field anymore weird way camp but you'd be wrong or you're talking to story and this segment has gone on an our because I've talked about the dragons excellent but though do it episode one thirty seven again. Thank you to the three folks. Sending me questions for Mallon's mailbox. Please send more anytime anywhere if I get a question answered on the podcast but do it episode one. Thirty seven closing outs thirty eight. Hopefully we'll get to college basketball again and to do this week but again stuff happens your this leader be mound signing out and we'll talk to you again for one thirty eight. 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Dominic Gussler (The Big Ragu) Interview

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Dominic Gussler (The Big Ragu) Interview

"The Covering sports in the Midwest, it's the Midwest sports network and Wfan DOT net. It's. One seventy of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast in our special guest is dominant, Guzzler of lies known as a big Ragu and the Roller Derby circles big Raguz the main announcer for gem, city, Roller Derby and today. We're talking about the big raccoons announcing career. Dayton's local roller derby squad at local sports and more episode one seventy. Welcome to the Cincinnati. Dayton sports podcast with Lee W Maui. This is a weekly podcast covering all sports in Cincinnati Dayton Ohio from Lima to the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Eastern Indiana to Madison County and all points in between. This is your source of local. Cincinnati Dayton, Ohio sports visit the Lee w mount dot com slash podcast to find your favorite podcasting platform. Music created with the splash APP. Time for another episode with your host Lee w Maolin. It is up so one seventy and got dominic on the phone. Dominic, how you doing today? Onto fantastic led to finally. Get back with you in talk and stuff. The last time we really did any talking you were actually at the Dayton convention center, announcing with me. That's right That was my first-ever stint into Roller Derby the first time I. Watched my own eyes and it was a lot of fun. I had a lot of I. Have Great Time a lot of experience. Lawrence and Yeah, hopefully we get roller. Derby starting back soon. I would love that I would love that. So like I mentioned dominates roller. Derby name is the big Ragu That nickname from. All the way back to like Laverne and Shirley. There is carmine the Big Ragusa on there and you know he was A. Italian. You know I'm half Italian. He was a boxer. I used the box. You know so. There were a lot of similarities there, but it actually I was at Doing basic training and we were doing the pupil stick competition. And I was dancing around, and not you know as the guy would swing. I would jump back and smack in the head and A private bearden saw that in. He happened to be from Milwaukee. Wisconsin and He actually gave me that nickname. He goes on that. You are the big Ragu. You know doing that. So I've been rocking that since? While nineteen, ninety three was when I was in basic training really. That's pretty cool. I'm the nickname of it 'cause. You know roller. Derby is so special where. I'm pretty sure all. If not. Most of the athletes have a different name. Fact Yeah they're. They're all over the. All over the spectrum lately. Athletes have been using their actual. Maine's in stuff like that is there as slowly trying to transition into a more? I mean recognizable as as the actual sport that it is, and they wanna be taken as serious as possible, and sometimes you do come across certain names that you're like. That's not made for TV so. You might say half the name or even a quarter of the name or just. They're flying around the track. Look at them, go you know. That name entirely you get an a for creativity, but we can't say it over TV so. I it's something I never thought about that. I think that's some of the basic charm into roller. Derby definitely going to. Touch up on that during this episode so I like to begin dominic. Where are you from? Started out in Columbus Ohio and we moved very early. I was around three months old my parents. Get along. So we moved to Chicago, which is where my mother's family's from and we lived in little Italy. And Little Elise Chicago. Then moved out a little bit to the suburbs and Berlin. And somehow managed to move back to Ohio. Out of all when you when you come back to Ohio. King back I think I was eight years old. You know so the first eight years old in Chicago, and then after that moved back to just south of the suburb of Columbus Grove City. And was there for. About nineteen when I went into the army. When did you decide that you like to get into announcing? I think that happened. I got out of the military and I was. Me and a friend. We were actually managing a bar in Grove city. And I started DJ and seeing that effect that it had on. People and how you can control the mood, and how everybody was and how they felt, and then it actually when I started working with the county when I started working there, doing the graduations and the. Parties and things like that, and maybe even before that with my youtube channel. with all the talking and going through all of that. You know I was like you know. I I would do around by rounds. I would watch boxing fights is that's what I initially started in and I would Talk about what was happening during the fights and things like that, and then I was like man I would love to be the ring announcer Michael Buffer type of role to go out there and and address hype up and get people excited. About what was happening? And I think you did a great job with the Gym City Roller. Derby, I mean. The action itself is very intense and it. Gets the fans involved but I think it did a nice job. Well thank you. Yeah, that's you know that's the biggest thing is to make exciting to throw in. You know a great references that you think people are going to get. See got to stay up on the older references and the newer references in Suffolk. That's a kind of relate things to end to be able to describe what's actually happening on the track for people so that they have a better under you know understanding obviously of the sport, because if you're not around Derby, when you first see it, it can definitely be a little bit confusing at least for maybe the first bowel, or maybe even the second out when you're watching it. I think personally for me. I I I did a lot of studying up on Roller Derby before my first announcing bit and I think I. Finally you know fell one hundred percent comfortable like. A minute ago. And now it's over great. But Roller Derby is such a great sport and I wish more people knew about it. Can you tell me how you got into a gem city Roller Derby. Oh. Yeah, absolutely, so I had. referencing back to the youtube and videos and everything, and I had been announcing our talent shows and stuff at school, and all that my brother-in-law actually went to see a gem city about back when they played at the Orbit Fund, Center And he came in. Pretty much immediately after that bout, and he ran into the house, and he looked at me. And he said Dude. You need to be there announcer and I'm like what are you talking about? What's what's going on here? He goes. No, you you've gotTA. You've got to see it. I'm like fine, so they happen to have another bout a month later, so I went and saw the bowel and we were sitting in what would be turned to and I. I just started. Announcing were talking about what I was witnessing on the track now being from Chicago, you know the Roller Derby was massive. There all the way up until the seventies you know, and then with the gas crisis, and all that kind of faded away, but I definitely remember watching it, and it was massive in Chicago so I I knew about. I kind of knew the rules. You know what I mean so I had that and I did brush up like any good announcer. Anybody. That's going to do anything you learn about the scored before you announce it and I commend you for that when you did that, that was that was awesome. So to be able to go out and. And do that so I started calling me in the corner. And we had I noticed that. The people that were at the ballot were no longer listening to the announcer that they had, but they are chair started turning in a little bit more toward me and we were going through. All the stuff and I was getting good. Good feedback and everything like that and they're like. Wow, you. We really kind of understand it more now if that makes sense because it was only me just dabbling with it then. So I decided. You know what I'm going to contact gem city and I emailed them out. Spacey was the first. Skater that I had actually had any contact with with gem city, and they said you know what come on out. Will give you a try out. We'll see how things work out. So I typed up. A thing is if I was going through my initial introductions, you know. Ladies and gentlemen at the time you know. And we're going through. You know the Orbit Fund Center city. Roller Derby would like to welcome you i. went through that whole Spiel. Over the loudspeakers and as I was doing that. At the practice, I noticed a lot of the skaters just stopped skating and they were staring up at the speakers. And a couple of came over and they go. Was that you and I said Yeah? That was me and they said a couple of other names. You know because it sounded like the voice of this person you know. Coming through and spacey came over, and they were like E. Yeah, you're going to be our announcer. And that was in July of two thousand thirteen, so I've been there ever since very impressive I mean like I mention of fun working with you, and I did do the research but I. Don't know you know how while I did. I think I think for me announcing Roller Derby's a lot different than announcing never sports just because. You're you're almost. You're almost broadcasting. What's happening whereas you know? Yes, you do that I know someone who did that and they're no longer out loud to work there, but Whereas other sports, you're just like you can say the exciting things. Here's substitutions coming in batting order everything like that, but with Roller Derby it's. I think there's a lot more creativity that allows and. That you can allow to kind of add to the atmosphere. It was It was definitely an experience for me as it was a lot of fun. Yeah the the great thing about it is i. try to tell you know you're play-by-play. Your color commentary and you're actually the straight guy a Lotta Times the straight person the the whole time. You're doing it and. It's got to be quick. Because the pace of dirty is quick I mean it's a it's. It's a sprint. That's what a jam is when they call a jam, which is that two minute timeframe that they go around or can skate up to? that jam is really in reference to a sprint so everything the pace of it the fact that the players the athletes that around the tracker both doing offense and defense, and you WanNa see that and let people know and draw their attention to certain things. Because a lot of times you'll notice or I have noticed over the years. People will start focusing on just the jammers which are the ones with the stars that score. Score the points for the teens flying around in passing people, and they're only watching them, but that's not where the action is. It's really in that pack, and you can see you know the walls being formed triangles. You know being set up in everything for defensive things to set up the try and hold back the other team's jammer. We'll see great great blocks that come flying in just leveling someone and it's really. You want people to see all of that. And if I can direct your attention to that. You can start picking it up faster because it is a fast a sport, and if you're not paying attention, you missed so much stuff. Like you mentioned though jammers do get the points, but the same time it's protecting the jammers in the middle of that pack, so it's definitely something that you can't just be focused on one thing. You have to be focused on the entire track. Absolutely that's the. The. The big thing about it is is it's always going on and and for them on there as well because you're constantly playing offense defense, it's one of the special things about Derby that comes through with everything is that? A good defensive play is going to open up their jammer and allow them to get through and pass those other individual. You know the opposing team members, and as they pass those skaters. That's they're going to be collecting those points in gathering it up. You know ultimately to win. Take me through what. A person that's never seen roller. Derby can expect out of a normal home belt with gem city. Well don't watch anything. From, the seventies! Ah. You'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA have to get back to you know it's it's the. When when we're looking at it now, it's evolved from the bank track. They still have him, but it's a flat track now, so it's not gonna be banked. So you'RE GONNA. Come Out, and you're going to go all this is different than what I thought it might be. So. You've got look and you're going to see the athletes coming onto the track. And you'RE GONNA witness. It's it's really hard to when you start talking about Derby to break down real real easy, but each each team. You know you're going to see there. And it is eighteen when I say team I mean team. Just regular they're they're very connected and they're gonNA. Go Out! You're going to have the five skaters. The five athletes are going to go out there. Four of them are your blockers. One of them's jammer. The captain of the defense I would I would call the pivot, and they're the ones that have the stripe on their head so when you when you come out there. Watch I would say watch what the pivot is doing because they're going to be constantly communicating with the defense telling them what the setup where to move where to go in order to try in. The block the other team's jammer. You're going to see ridiculous speed because now. Jim said he's one of the top teams in the world. When when I started gem city was ranked a like a thousand and nine in the world. And now they are at the last time. I checked. We were at sixty nine, so. We're. We're up with the elite now and it. You're going to see a crazy fast pace. You'RE GONNA. See Amazing Athleticism, and when you know, we think about jumping up and down right, but imagine jumping up and down. Getting hit in mid air and landing. Only you have skates on doing it. The the. The It's mind blowing the athleticism that you would see a at one of those bouts so I would highly recommend anybody when when Derby does come back. When sports come back, it would definitely be something to brush up on first, so you're not. Completely clueless before you go in, but when you go, you're gonNA. You'RE GONNA. See a lot of incredible action. You're going to see great sportsmanship I mean you're GonNa? See a the wonderful family atmosphere. And you can take. Anybody to any of the any of these bouts, Beatrice grandmother or your three year old. You know I have full confidence when you're watching that the sportsmanship is. Is Amazing at those bouts. You mentioning Allah Jump Up and get hit and I'm just thinking that concrete floor at the Dayton, Convention Center. Oh! Yeah I started hurting just when you said that because I remembered. What the Convention Center floor it was like, but we'll fact. Yeah, and majority of the ballots are on that polished concrete floors, or they might be on a roller rink. You know with the wooden floors if you're lucky, but no matter how you cut it when you go down, you go down. You're going down on that that hard surface and like I said these are conditioned athletes that they take those bumps. You know they. They've learned how to fall correctly, but unfortunately a lot of times. When you take those big hits, you know you don't get to. Land, exactly how you'd want, but they're able to get up and they. They're able to continue on and I constantly I don't try to joke. Added or make light, but when I do say if that happened to me. I would get up while I would crawl off and then I would just go home. Ouaga, puff editing. because. The dedication. You have to have that that that heart that you have to have to get up to be able to do that again. Is Very impressive. Yeah Yours truly I think I'd just be lying there. I wouldn't get I'm done but yeah, definitely the. How they have to condition themselves, it's nothing short of. Strong I it's it's amazing how fit you have to be to be a roller Derby athlete yeah they. Recently with. The women's flat tractor be associated or I call it, but they don't like you to. Shorten up there in Maine. But with them. They recently passed. It used to be twenty five laps in five minutes. around the track to even qualify to be able to start training really to get the hits in and stuff with your teammates. They bumped it up the twenty seven laps in five minutes. which is a mile. So when when they're going around and it's not just it's not straight. You know they're going around all of those turns. Four turns every lap so to be able to do that. You're. You're coming. You're going. You're going at a really good clip and to maintain that the athletic endurance that you have just to be able to do that. One is incredible to. You're doing that in two thirty minute halves in a in about or gain. However, they want to call it. And And you have to endure still doing that, so you're looking at basically, every bow is a marathon. An, you're getting hits. You're taking elbows, not not flagrant. This isn't you know fly although that does happen but you know you're. You're taking those hits that those falls onto the concrete. But you're still getting up in. You're still. Doing that so? You know running marathons great, but if you're running it and then occasionally get wacked with a ball bat, and still able to make it in your time that'd be. That'd be pretty awesome, see! I think the biggest thing about this, too. Is these athletes don't get paid they? They have lives outside Roller Derby, but yet they're able to come in and just. I think that's the most impressive thing about it. Yeah, well, that is Derby. It's skater owned. It's skater driven. They're nonprofit. Things. It runs by the. Rules that old cliche it's! The blood sweat the tears of the volunteers and the skaters themselves. That's what makes Derby successful in that, and that's what creates that true family environment when when you're talking about Those, teams, you know it's, it's just A. You know the support systems that they had built in. Out For for everybody and to to do that. To keep it running to keep it functional to constantly be looking for places to have your bouts, or you have your games at is It's it's. A It's a big effort for everybody, and then you mentioned an yeah. They're paid for this. At least not a majority of the teams. The giant teams like if you're looking at Victoria or If you're looking at the top top teams like Gotham out of New York. They have big time sponsors that actually sponsor them, so they get a little bit a pocket change, but nobody's doing it as their fulltime job and we have college professors on the teen. We have in many individuals that are in the military officers in the military. We have you know teachers we have? A mothers you know at home. You know we have everybody. In those on that team it's great. And like you mentioned just, that's amazing and also the staff. They're not paid as well you're you. Do it out the goodness of your heart. Yeah I and for time there I had to have at least one slice of pizza. And a contract somewhere. At the after party I need at least one slice of pizza and I be having yeah, exactly doing it. People would always ask me will. Shouldn't you ask to be paid and a lot of that? And I'm like Yeah I. Know I'm devoting a lot of my time to that. Because in one day I'm showing up in our. To, maybe an hour and a half earlier than the bouts are and sometimes doing two or three bouts in a day, so you're looking at maybe a nine hour day ten hour day. In there for for basically nothing, but that's not why I'm doing it I'm doing it because I wanted and. I don't want to come off his as conceited or anything like that I I'm blessed to be able to. To. Announce to do those things as you know any any time, a team is willing to let you speak for them. It's A. It's an absolutely awesome thing to have happened so when I'm going there. I've always wanted to be able to. Put them in his professional and successful light is I can't. So and I've always felt. There's very few people when when announcing or doing stuff. I think I do an extremely good job at that I have. A, high opinion of myself but. I really wanted to bring that to. To Jen city and I wanted them to have that to go along with their play. So. I think you know. Sound professional players you know the whole thing kind of. Really ties it all together. And that's part of the reason why gem city was. The thousands of one point now there's sixty ninth in the country sixty ninth in the world and the world. How in the world? You'RE Yeah, it's. It's the fastest growing sport in the world. Roller Derby There's over forty one countries actively participating in Derby. There's over fourteen hundred leagues around the world that are doing it. And in fact it was up to replace one of the wrestling and the twenty twenty Olympics, but they decided you know. Rustling was like the original Olympic score. So! Holding, so they're holding off on bringing Roller Derby, but it is definitely at the doorstep of actually being a recognized Olympic sport. So we're very. Very excited about that, and yeah, when they started off at a thousand nine, you know when they were ranked in the thousands, they weren't you know it takes that dedication, right? And a lot of teams that a lot of people that got into Derby a long time ago when it started coming back in early two thousands, it was more of that. I don't want to say Glitz. Glamour Kinda. Look you know. The fishnet stockings all the glitter kind of stuff like that, and it was just like all we play. We play Derby. and. It's like there was a shift and Now you've got. The athletes are cross training in their lifting the weights and they're doing the. Going out and running marathons on side of of doing everything, so it's really has I watched that flip in. It really happened when it went from the twenty five laps to the twenty seven laps because you had some skaters that were barely making the twenty-five, but definitely weren't GonNa make the twenty-seven unless actually dedicated themselves. And that dedication I think is elevated. What what we're seeing now? When we're watching a roller derby gang. Let's talk more about Dayton's Roller Derby team. What can you say about? The Gym City Roller? Derby Louis. Oh it is. It is absolutely amazing. I couldn't think of a better group to be. To be around with you know it's. It's It's one of the first. That Gem city family they. They do everything for each other. If you. You know there, are they? Some of them may go on a nine month injury. You know met, that's you know they get pregnant and have advocate. So, they go on their nine month injury and they organize a food thing who's GonNa. Make dinner for that day. You know and they planted out for a couple of weeks. In that time, you don't take care of each other and there's like if you need any help with anything. They do their own has page for people you know they're always checking especially now in these times you know checking on each other's mental health, and how they're doing with that. I couldn't think of a better group of people to be associated with just on a personal or immensly. level with them do so much for each other. It's really A. It's a pleasure to do it with them and to be a to be around them. The positivity like I said. It's a support group. It's a crafting group a study group any positive group you can think of. That's Jim City. It sounds like one roller Derby family to me, yeah! Absolutely not to put you on the spot, but for those that don't know anyone on the team. Gimme. Some athletes that are, you can argue some the biggest. Names for Gem City Gem city Supersonic lexical dexterity or L. D.. Outer Spacey. Archangel Arkie. Joyti die blitzkrieg backs tear new honey Bashar Florida man, beast mode, way way way heels. Did you say Florida man? What. Yeah. Yeah, when when that happened I I was just like. Oh I, get to say oh. There goes Florida man just flying out of bounds or something like that. Florida man, getting another penalty needs get their life together. You, said Florida Man I'm not just dripping. That's definitely I definitely, said Florida Yeah. I'm I'm I'm side. I mean to cut you off, but. Florida Man's like wait what? Well. That's the thing you know we're. We're talking about You had mentioned earlier. You're talking about names and all those unique names that you're bringing up. You know that are a part of the Derby. And Yeah. You get to see some of those great ones you know. I mean like hot wheels. Houlahan, your as hot, Lips. These, yeah, exactly heartless glitch heroin band she you know. DAHMER DOLL OFF A. slayer Cub Ganga's shelter so many awesome names that murder me. Debonair tricks. You know you start thinking. These are all. Gem City skaters by the way. So. I think there was one I remember from the bout. I did I'll be back. WAS THAT ONE? I will be back, absolutely, yeah. Yup She's with with a gem city Yep. Great Great. Person! About something how about some names off the track I mean I mentioned yours is the big rag new and you share the story, but. The, rafts I think have names I think the camera. Has, a name. Snack attack you have be Nadi. You have Some of the other we used to have one. That was Karma's a Zombie I. Want to say the whole name you know. Back to those names, really WanNa. Say Half of them and Yeah there will tweeden. Another one I really enjoyed their. Stray Taco It's just some that you just shake your head A. Fifty shades of Cray. is another one. In cool I like that one. So yeah yeah just great great names. My. My Derby name was loud, mouthful, foul on, and I picked that just because it's the closest see I wanted to get in the spirit of Roller Derby where everyone had a really cool name, but I couldn't really think of anything then I just you know. Start Thinking Fouling Kinda rhymes with my last name. Oh I think I did that because I use my middle initial everything. loud mouth, 'cause. I'm kind of a loud mouth so I I do with my voice, so that's why kind of picked it. It's not the most clever, and it's not the most creative by any means, but I was proud of it. I like. Oh, no. I enjoyed it very much and well if we're if we're honest. When you hear the big Ragu. There's a lot of people out there that. Try to have that moniker. You know that that go around and they say it I think there's another guy date. That actually has been going by big Ragu for since the early two thousands or something like that, but he's he's a local guy. He eats a lot of food or something and critiques, food and things like that and goes to restaurants, and eventually going to challenge him to a meatball. Cook off, and we'll see who's balls or better. And then then. And then when I win, you know. When my my meat balls are the best you'll know. That Barry Live streamed if you need if you need a broadcaster for the meatball, Cook Off, I'm your man. That's what I'm talking about right? We need to set that up. You mentioned. Youtube channel I mean nowadays you can stream live on Youtube and. Yeah! If you get a really nice, that'd be really fun. Yeah! That's something I've been thinking about doing. I've recently just started getting back into it I probably haven't put put out a video in a month. Though but I was trying to get back into doing you know some of the upcoming fights that are happening stuff in like you said at one time I think I still am a a youtube partner. A Google partner because I've got a little over four thousand subscribers to it so at one time I was doing pretty well with it and It let me go to the. University of Chicago you know to write about the fights that were happening there and things like that so. Yeah getting up to the new speed of things with that. I'm looking forward to I, would like to you know Kinda. Do similar to what you're doing with the PODCASTS and getting people on talking about things in just going over stuff so? Yeah! I think I. Think you'd be a great podcast or I mean. For me, I was all I started this mainly because I wanted more local sports, talk and I just. Yeah. I. That's kind of why I did it. And Yeah, podcast things a lot of fun I mean. Especially, during the quarantine, I've talked to so many great people and learn their stories and I I I love it. I can't pick a favorite interview because all of them have been great. That's awesome I mean you've been doing this now? What is it three seasons? Yeah. Hundred seventy episodes this one seventy and Wednesday it's. Three years I've done the podcast and I kick myself just because I could have done this podcast a long time ago, but I never did so. But well yeah I've had. People commenting on my videos on Youtube and they they'll say things like. Why aren't you doing podcast I'm like? People WanNA listen to me. You know it's always that again you. You don't WanNa. Be Like Oh, yeah, are people are definitely gonNA listen to me. You know it's it's just that when you're talking about stuff and you're talking about the sports something that should be talked about around the area. You're that's a that's a great thing to do. Yeah, I mean I tried picking out something that not everyone's going to do I mean there's tons of Cincinnati sports podcast, but there's. There's not really one that talks about Dayton and since I covered the two areas. There you go. Yeah I mean. I finally got started with Cincinnati people interviews during the quarantine, but Yeah I. Just I always thought Dayton. Sports were. Weren't talked about as much. Yeah, that's. Why did it but I definitely listen to your podcast? Awesome that's awesome, so get to. Get to it right now now. Actually not right now. We're doing an interview. Yeah, we'll wait until after this I'll give you and will. You help me absolutely I hope I'll. I'll do the best I can. Awesome, so let's get back to other. Names. What are some the water? Some of your favorite names that you got to announce. That aren't necessarily for gem city, but just any faux anyone you can remember that always puts a smile on your face. Any time I get to say anything that ends in boom so like deja boom. Who you know, you can get that echoing thing over everything. There's a skater for Ohio called Serra Problem Officer. While that of this great, just you know flux, decapitate her. US Slam you'll L. Jackson. I love that. Up. You know you have like lady. Trample obviously skull the eagle. Some of the big names Rosie, peacock. OPTIMUS grime. Immense men's men's skater. Mona, lot I know I know, but it's just for me. Heroin Banshee I love those. Names make you think a little bit? But once you've got it. You've got it. You know kind of deal. Now so. Who are some of the teams that Gem, city battles? A. Every season it might change. A little bit recently found Jemson he's played against Ohio. Wow Roller Derby played against Cincinnati. Roller Derby beat both of them. So you know Jim. City is the number one team in Ohio in my opinion. For right now you know I I. Did Wonder Gem City. Battle with the black pushers, the black sheep. The. Yeah for Cincinnati Yeah. I I should know this. They fall me on twitter. So it was a really. You know. Things happen. You know there might have been a falling out there longtime ago, but so long ago that. Pretty much anybody that was evolved whatever I don't know what it was. I just know that they weren't playing each other. And I said why are they? You know why is this not happening? Where only forty minutes away fifty minutes away? This should be a no brainer you know almost like. Why don't we have a home in home? Type of thing every season you know that can be to bouts right there and then with Ohio while the problem was. I I guess with the way the ranking systems are. It didn't make sense. To have? Them. Playing because they were. They were down. So low in the ranking, so it actually hurt Ohio or Cincinnati to actually play them. So, they would have had to be gem city by like five hundred points in order to gain any rankings with the way the. Women's flat track does they're scoring? So once Jim city stepped up, got a little closer and rankings than it made it more feasible for them to actually play, so that really drives a lot of the scheduling anymore as Gem City climbs up. There's a team over in Toronto that they'll play, so they'll come down I. think it's clean city. From Toronto there's. Obviously. Ohio Cincinnati. AKRONS team is starting to step up a little bit, so we could see a little more action with that. So as far as Derby city, which is down in. Kentucky Go figure right Derby. City, it's a great great great announcers. There a loved. Announcing down there. That was a big turnaround for Jim. City without win. So, Yeah I I. Think I got it. I think Richmond still has the dire skates. I remember yes. Yes, dire skates! Is there you have like the? Yeah you've got teams all over the place you know. Then, you have in Michigan like the Battle Creek. Serial killers obsolete Detroit has a huge A. Huge team. They're very highly ranked so high. They're probably not gonNA play for a while nap town, which is in INDIANA. Indianapolis. really good skaters there. You have a central Ohio Roller Derby Cord you've got a glass city I mean. There are so many teams that we used to play that we don't play as often now. Because as we've moved up in the rankings, the higher you get, the harder it is really to schedule like sanction, someone and you need to have at least five of those a season in order to maintain your ranking. So we've had a expand just a little bit wider, Garden State. WHICH IS NEW JERSEY? You know so. There's been some traveling on now. Where Gem City, Oh, go to Wisconsin for a tournament in order to get those bouts against sanctioned teams that are high enough to either move us up. Really good, or we don't get knocked down that much. We do lose kind of deal. Now. Let me ask you about your favorite bouts that you've got to announce the. Give me some of your favorite moments or favorite memories while announcing with Gem city. I think the first one was probably the first ballot. I ever really announced for Gem city. That was the battle. Creek serial killers. Ago. and. Dat was actually there to film about. They. Tate to extract microphones onto my microphone. And I'm like this is my first bout ever. So you know that was. It was kind of like Oh. Wow, I'm really on the spot. I need to make sure I get this right and it's my first bout. The second about that really came to mind. was I just mentioned earlier with Derby City and Derby. City had previously. Be Gem city by I don't three hundred points or something like that a season prior, but there was like this commitment like gem. City said this, is it? We're going to start meeting extra we're. GonNa train extra days. We're going to practice more than we ever have before and I saw this crazy trick change and I was like I'm going down to Derby. City with you guys. Went Down there I was lucky enough to be able to announce about with their announcers. And Gem city pulled that off and that was like at the time. That was the biggest win. For Jim City in their in their. In their history, and that was absolutely amazing. Be a part of that later that season Gem city went and did the river valley griot down in Sinclair's Villa Ohio. And they won, it was the first tournament. Jemson you've been entered in. And they won I got to was the first tournament I ever got to announce them. And I was so geek to even just be able to announce and their head announcer said I'm GonNa, let you announce. Belgium cities in so I got to announce their I obviously the first ballot, the semi-final belt in the in the championship house so I'm like wow, you know I I, just love that that tournament meme winning. That was like probably one of my biggest one of my favorite memories of. Announcing Ford, Gem, city and then obviously. Jim said he goes to Ohio. On Ohio's home turf just as a season, and I get to announce and I had announced. Previously four, Ohio for like a a season in the past, so to be able to be there, no everybody, but no the the gravity of that game, and how huge it was, and to be able to call that game and for Gem city to win that that bow was. I was like mind blowing. It was it was so I was so geeked to be able to be a part of that and to share that experience with those athletes. For All the all the work that they've done for, it's actually really. Show up in pay off like that so. That was probably. The top three or maybe four bouts that I that I can remember that I just loved. Now. Why are some of your favorite venues? You got to announce from. Well I mean the hair arena. Nothing will be you know. I really have a soft spot for. Hair arena the ball arena when I was in there. You know because that's Kinda like where I started. And in doing that I, really enjoyed that I I liked announcing. Others there's a couple places. Trying to think of right now that that I that I've been to the Dayton convention center if I haven't already mentioned that, that's a really nice place, but it. I don't know it can seem a little cold. You know with the because you're so spread out because it's such a massive area, you know I, like you know the walls to be just a little bit closer to keep that sound to keep that so things don't get lost in the. In there but I still like it. Don't get me wrong, you know. I'd probably say that's at some of the best and. You know the circle when you go to The House State Fair. The fairgrounds there. And there in that The circular building that's that's in there like what that icon connick. Circular building there in announcing an air with like Kent. Smith you know WHO's? WHO's? WHO's an Ohio representative elected official? And I. Get the you know announcing their I really enjoyed that places well. It's funny. You mentioned hair arena i. of course I have a soft spot with A. The last two hockey teams town played there and I was there broadcaster. I think Gem city had bouts. Hang US some demons, and maybe even demolition game here there. And I think pressure demons were I think demons and gem city tried you know where you come to the bout? Then stay for hockey. Yep Yeah, we were cross promotion Mian bones used to hang out in yeah. Phones would show up at our belts and everything, and it was just a great thing. I've really enjoyed them having the the hockey there and everything and I think that's probably one of the things. You know I. Miss with with Dayton right now. Is You know we had? When you talk about the hockey, but we also had the arena football as well. Yeah, with the you know the Silverbacks, and then I forget what the other team was was that who was after the silverbacks sharks I was never is for both seasons. In a long time ago I played for. The Columbus Sharks semi pro football league and that was a long time ago. It, it's funny. You mentioned indoor football because I. I miss broadcasting it. That was a lot of fun to call I mean I. You was more successful, but yeah I can I can tell you quarterback. Tommie Smith I. Think First Name was Tommy I. Know that, but he was from eating and he. Played His college ball in Indiana, so that was. I know I know where you're from. I live near there. So that always made me happy but Yeah I. It's sad to think that a hair arenas. In the state that it's an it's never gonna be what it was and to who knows if we ever get any new arena like that? I personally hope we do, but. Yeah that's the you know. That's the big hope. Right, because when if we're talking Dayton sports and around that area. We've gotTA have. That type of Reno Nine. We have like Is Trent Renuka. Yeah, there's the trend arena and kettering which I mean. They're never. GonNa put in hockey there. That's yeah yeah. Yeah. So, it's like you really need. I mean, that's A. Such great sport to have. To have people come to and to be around and if you're if you've got hockey, you can do the. You know the the football and all that is well and. Just so much so much. Other things I mean Harry brought so much to the community with that. You know to see see that. Go Away was a real shame. It's. It's still heartbreaking to me I. Don't know how I if you been catching up with hair arena, but just. It's it's bad. The tornadoes certainly didn't help just. It's. It's really bad and it breaks my heart. I mean we can look up and see nineteen eighty seven written on some of the ceiling tiles so. That gave the character. You gave the character absolutely I I wonder if the Dayton. Demons championship ceiling tiles still in the pub because all of a sign did after the Cup came home and. The demons were in Danbury for game five and I was broadcasting sharks game and I can just remember. That's the quickest I've packed up my broadcasting year. And I went down to the PA. Then it was like ninety two Dayton like we're gonNA win the cup. It was that was a great night. Night. Yeah? That was the date when really getting on me now we have a Dayton dragons. Yep, you know that's a. that's a great thing. When we're talking about the Dayton's sports and stuff in that stadium that fifth third field they still calling, it feels day Air Paul Park. I it's it's. It's. It's kind of like you know. BEING FROM CHICAGO The sears tower I don't care what they call it now I'm always gonNA. Call it. The sears tower I can look at the new name, but I'll probably always call it. The sears tower. You know. That's a solid point. It was fifth third field for twenty. Years. Sir Twenty years I mean. You know that. I didn't believe people when they told me they're like. No, you gotTA GO TO DAYTON DRAGONS GAME! It's a single a ball club. I said this single a ball club. Single Single-a ball club I said okay fine, and I went out there and the fans. There are some of the best fans I've ever seen any sporting event. That I've ever been to, and it was. It's absolutely awesome. The interaction they have with crowds everything they do they're. It makes you want to go again. It's reasonably priced. It's not too hard to find parking. And say it was easy said it wasn't too hard, yeah! You have to get there. Early if you don't WanNa, pay. That's right exactly if you don't want to pay, you gotta get there a little early, but that's the fun of finding a spot. You know, so. You don't have the pace. He won their. Say Ten bucks, and you get to go in and spend that on a thing. I mean. What always impresses me with. The dragons is just how. How much they stand with the customer service slogan and It's always amazing. How well the dragons do and. They're on the lowest part of the Meyer League baseball chain low way whereas you know they. They beaten teams for their sellout streak that are in the professionals I mean Portland. Trail Blazers Boston Red Sox They got the record right they've. They've sold out over ten thousand games or something like that, and then, and even when you show up while you know, those tickets were just purchased. They actually do have quite a few fans in the stands every game. Absolutely it's. It's not like those fake fake sellouts that you see in. The stands open. I mean when you go there. You better not show up late thinking. You're going to get a really good seat. Because that's not happening, exactly it's It's amazing. We have this in our backyard and I think. If someone wanted to invest in a team in Dayton Ohio. I mean if you I don't want to say. Follow exactly what the dragons are doing, but if you go by that same principle, there's no reason you can't have success in Dayton. Not at all and I think it's really just getting people out there getting the seat of stuff. That's you know like with. An I always turn it back to Derby I have I've had a friends. You know that you know always trying to get people to come out to the bouts and they're like really women's sports. I said you need to get that and take that completely out of your head because when you see how athletic. How fast how hard the hits can be you know the the the skill that you have to have. Do the stuff that they do like jumping the apex when they're jumping a a corner and there in the air and they're flying through the air, seven eight nine feet, and they're upwards of almost three feet high. Off of skates you know and you see this happen and you're just like. Oh, my this could make any highlight reel that you ever see you know. And? And try and get people out there to support you know. GET GET out of the mind that it's a women's athletics. It's athletics bottom line. That's that's all it is, is they're they're every bit? You Know I. Look at them and go. If you went and saw a baseball game, you saw less athleticism at a baseball game than you would. If you saw Derby Yeah I saw you know. That that's one thing. I can't stand what people say just women's sports. Women can play sports, too I mean. It's not just the volleyball shorts or anything. Women play sports and they're damn good at sports. You know I love. I love announcing. It doesn't matter what sport it is, and I hope one day Ohio is strong enough that they can have girls ice hockey, but promise there's not too many schools that have ice hockey full stop, so that might not be happening, but have you been volleying long with girls wrestling? I mean I've seen where it's slowly starting to take. Take, hold slowly starting to build much like you know any of the sports when you look at women's Olympic boxing didn't really happen until I think it was two thousand twelve. was you know so that that's just started coming up women's MMA when he watched that. That's just started coming up. You know the final finally realising hey. They can compete. You know this isn't. There shouldn't be a a box that anyone fits in. If you WANNA, do it. Do it. You know especially when it comes to. Anything Athletic I mean to. To think that a A. You know a high school athlete. Couldn't wrestle you know this you know. Like the only thing I could ever think of you know again. You know you always try and go with stereotypes. You know they and they want to try and follow mold. It's inset, but. You know women been breaking the mold over and over and over again, and it's a great thing to see and I'm I'm all for it. You know I? Think that they should have more of A. More of that availability and stuff if they want to do it. I totally agree I mean. I I could also mention going back to ice hockey and high school level There is some teams from while Centerville had a female forward, and she did fine I. Mean I think it was her first year skating. You know she got comfortable as the season on, so I'm definitely Meyer for that. There is A. I forget which Columbus seem had of female defender, but she was she was. Well deserving of the first pairing for defender so definitely, that was a lot of fun to watch as a female goalie. She didn't get to play in the game I got to broadcast for spring borough, but she was there That's really cool. Yeah, I mean I. Get tired of the old trope of who go with the kitchen. Make me your sandwich. Dow Women can play sports and you know what I enjoy announcing broadcasting or talking about any sport and I don't care who plays it. Any anything especially when you're talking sports physical, it's going to be awesome. You know absolutely and when they're when they're doing stuff I i. look at it and they're on my best day. Some of the things that they're doing out. There I couldn't do you know I try to skate backwards I was not good at it. Terrible. You know and I can. They can dicken skate backwards. Skate around people. Get it while doing it still not fall down. Pure wet off of a hit. You know, take absorb that. Energy in spin out of it, and then turn around and fly around the track, and they're doing this at eight nine ten. Twelve fifteen miles an hour, sometimes faster. Crew Domino's guy can't skate forward, so you know they have. A. I try to once, and that's That's all I'm good for for lifetime. Never have to try that again, but. I'd like to I. Like to ask another question before again this topic. It's something that. You and I definitely talked about, but first off. Do you see sports returning? Anytime, soon. this year I would probably say no I mean we look at the I mean the high school sports. They're kind of trying, but. There are some college leagues already that have just said yet. It's not going to happen. I think the big big ten has are already moved to. They're just going to do in conference games. So yeah I saw that There's a division three school Kenyon and North East Ohio. They said No. It's I mean sinclair. When this first started, they said no sports at all until twenty, twenty, one, twenty two. Well I mean if you're just being smart, you're being I would rather be precautious on some things, then to not be as you know what I mean I'd rather have to go all we'd have to be that preventative as opposed to. We should have been more preventative because I mean. Yeah, we're looking at a very short window. If we're talking high school or college, you know for their careers in that in that sport and stuff, but at the same time. You want to keep your health and we don't. This with the corona, virus and everything. It's too new for us to really know all the details. What are lasting effects all that kind of stuff? You know it's just too new, and it's something I wouldn't want to risk on especially when you're talking about. Now. It's golf. Okay. You could probably get away with golf. You know 'cause you can spread out. You can socially distance. She can do things like that tennis. You know you know. There are some sports, even like baseball and stuff you can spread out. You don't have to be next to each other. Except when the guy finally does. Get on first base and you're trying to get them out, you know. Catcher, but you know when you're looking at football in those guys are breathing heavy two feet from each other, just sucking in each other's breaths. For for for an extended period of time, you know a couple of hours. You know that's It's better to be safe than sorry and I. Think if anything they might move stuff to the spring. You know to see how. You Know How it reacts with the flu season. That's going to be coming up in a couple of months and. Go with it I think a lot of people are pretty much writing twenty twenty off in looking forward to. Twenty one. You know molasses currently trying out there mls is back tournament in Florida and I. I worry about that just because you see the numbers in Florida and how far they're spiking up, I mean I was pretty happy FC Cincinnati one this morning, but same time it's like I, always worry. I mean you're in Orlando Florida and I. It just it worries me on that baseball. Is GonNa go and. Days is now eight. Or seven days until I paid. They're going to give a small. What is it forty two gains sixty forty to sixty? Yeah, okay can do the fortysomething between the the. Teams in their division and then and then an extra. Eighteen. Be they would play against the Inter like foes, which that means. We only get four Cleveland Cincinnati Games, but what can you? I mean you just gotTa take what you got? Your mentioning. About the social distancing the big thing is press rose. You can't really social distance unless you have like this giant Norma's press box, but most places don't I mean no. They like to cram forty two people in a thirty eight square foot room. Go at it. I mean when I went to college. Right states at alumni field the soccer pitch. Their old press box could come to refit to, and nowadays they have this brand new press box which you can spread out a little bit, but it gets tough cause you have your ESPN plus setup on the right and that takes up half and then the other half. You have statistician. You have the scoreboard op and you have marketing there to make sure everything runs well. Then you have the PA in a right state. That'd be me so. It's it's something that isn't talked about much. I mean, of course we're worried about the athletes, but also the people that work sports I mean. I I worry about it. I mean it's my livelihood and I like sports back by I don't want see. I. Don't WanNa see. People risk their lives for something like this, I mean. I I'm kind of stuck in a pickle is what I'm saying it's. Absolutely. It's a little bit tough. As you mentioned it, and some people might be like well. You're not playing. What are you doing? It's like well. I'm literally talking. For hours in a row, and if anybody's near me, you know it's not necessarily what it will do to you. It's how much of it you get. It's a load load variable. The more you are exposed to it the worst. It's going to be for you. And finds like one of those. If you got somebody right next to you and you guys are staring at each other talking back and forth like we did you know about you know one bow were there within two feet of each other for over two hours. So you know that the that's a high. Transmission factor there unless we're both wearing masks and kind of looking away from each other, so we're not directly. Blow in on each other. You know kind of deal you know so. It really is hard now I. I would get lucky enough I could sit at one end of a table. And Snarl it. Who Snarl fever now. She changed her name. Associates starlet fever my co announcer now she can sit on the other end of the table, and we would be six feet apart and be able to to do it that way so we we would be okay, but as far as people in the stands you know in the seats and stuff we might be able to do six fee kind of deal, but the teams you know they're all going to be right next to each other, because you usually limited on where the teams can sit. And stuff so. Yeah but it definitely GonNa be hard on the on like you had just mentioned with the announcers with with the statisticians with the. You're talking about ESPN plus you know. I guess you could say hey, can you guys not be as good? Let's see here. Is getting good man. ESPN's come down. Take up five spots well. It's It's just internal streaming, I. It's kind of like you stream to the platform it, so it's of like just rights Daytona equipment another another point is I like I mentioned I. Don't want unnecessarily riskiness, but I kind of want high school football back so I can broadcast that I mean absolutely at at Loveland high. School where the broadcasters aren't six feet apart in that be very difficult just because of all the equipment we would have by. Yeah it's I worry more about the folks in the press box. That's you know I. I shouldn't say I worry more about that I. mean you know social distancing? Impress Roselaers pretty much impossible. Absolutely. That's all it's all jammed in there. I mean we. We've seen if you've ever been to. been so high school game. You Look at little teeny box, interest, eight or nine people all straight across it. It's it's filled. You know, and it's hard to move around even in because it's not like they're super, deep or anything. You know. I I can mention a couple of press boxes. I think would be okay. I mean welcome stadium or Dayton city league plays that that's got plenty of room. Kings High Centerville. CENTERVILLE could appleby okay. I think that'd be possible. kings I was there with Loveland last year. That's a pretty big box. Trying to think what else I can bring to the conversation here with really didn't have a press box. It's ever been to with Rose Football Stadium. It's it's really nice. It looks like an old university field. I mean concrete seating. It's it's really nice and I'm a little sad that we don't get to play with. Throw anymore, but. You know. Yeah. That's my whole point is I I hope sports are back, but I. I don't know. Be, safe it's a year you know if if things go well, the more we learn about it and stuff like that in the better. It's it's. It's better to be preventative than to be reactive. You know better to be proactive than reactive. You know kind of deal it's. We'll make it you know I'll find something to talk about five to look at the birds that fly in and see which one comes in I and I, it was going to the Berry. You know. Analyzing Cardinal. I like that idea. Now, continuing with that last question with Roller Derby with gem. City Roller Derby. There is a competitive season, but there's also recreational season which I don't know I. Don't know if any other team has that, but do you see that returning because that's normally? What is that September to about February? Yeah they usually have They'll have four bouts. So, it'll be. They'll do it September October November, and then I have a championship out in December, sometimes you know so. I don't know if that's going to happen because we have to see what the. Restrictions are for like they're up at the Skate World Van, Valia and And they were also down by the the Sports Complex. At Leeds, Sports Flex Down Nearby Austin landing. South Metro. That's my. That's my home with Centerville and spring borough hockey and I i. remember seeing that's like Yay. You're all down my neck of the woods. So I know they do they are soldiers have to see how that's going to be for how many people you can have their? Because again like you know, we talked about earlier it's it's run by the skaters. It's gator on skater driven so if we can only have a certain amount of people in the stands You'RE GONNA. Lose a lot of money because you've got to that police out. So there's a certain amount you have to have to have in their. Even just break even. So And it it's it's like that big The Big Battle on Oh sa I mean they. Live and die by the gate by football, not the most popular sport and that brings in money and. Yeah I think if football didn't Ohio then. There's probably no conversation. We'll talk about winter sports, but Yeah, it's if you if you live and die by the gate than it's going to be very very tough to you. Know absolutely and football drives those. Football drives the sports in in the school anyway. Like you're talking about the the live gate there at Centerville. They're pulling in five six thousand fans at seeds. You know and when you're looking at ten bucks, a ticket or whatever they're charging. Because I definitely know it's jumped up from when I used to pay. When sports when I was in high school of a six at valley view, I don't know that's really changed. I think it might have by a couple of bucks, but I guess it just really depends on what school you're at. Right, but like you're saying you know if it's ten bucks a ticket, they're pulling in fifty thousand off. The Gay I mean that's a huge huge thing if you can get five or six, maybe seven home games. You don't only play a couple of ways. You can get lucky like that. I think it's probably five and five. In High School Yeah. You'll see own private way. Sometimes you'll see six, four, four and six. A home and away, but it's normally like that yeah. So so you go to the two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for your sports program. You know that's that's a pretty good thing. And then you gotta think concessions and all the other stuff that they're going to bring in you know and they you know they have deals with the local pizza companies you know that are pizza, restaurants and stuff that are around. And you know. You'd hate to see it happen because there's going to be a lot of a lot of money just lost locally as well yep from that happening to. Now it's time to get in this topic. united talked a lot. I'm. We're Hawkeye argue. So you know about? The enersen redskins changing name in Cincinnati. You also probably know about the Washington redskins retiring the name. Your thoughts on that. I think it was a longtime coming. You should have happened sooner. There's a lot of animals out there that you can name your teams after instead of people. and. Go ahead and I also think there's a lot more people names you can use I. I didn't realize. I'll be honest. I didn't realize the. The redskins name. was that offensive, but I all I never would have known so. When you go out and actually do research on it and stuff like that and you realize. I've been calling Washington The Washington racial slurs for a few years. Now you know and people like. Why are you saying that I'm like it's what it is. You know it's like anything you know. With that it was not a term of endearment Fino means and when Miami. Miami University changed their name to the Red Hawks. Right Yep. That was a time where any school in Ohio. You. Know I mean Miami was a university before Florida was a state YEP YEP so if they're if they're willing to change their name and to change all that branding. You know they did it. You know the longer and they and they were. Quick to do it, you know they were of the game. I guess you could say. And For for other schools to say we WANNA keep it and they kinda claim, tradition and things like that. I don't think he can do that especially. If you have you know native Americans that are saying. Hey, this is offensive. I think they have the final say. Yeah. I definitely agree on that. I mean. Yeah I mean if you look at it now. Miami was really ahead of the curve in ninety seven. Yeah. I mean you know they're they're. They're pulling this stuff out there twenty three years ahead of their time in a sense when it comes to this and you had when he when he talked about the Anderson there and then finally having the your name. y'All was quick throbs like well. It could be the alligators. It could be that Armadillos. They could beat the. Assassins or something? I don't know of assassins would flow too well with ice. But speaking I was thinking skorts Navy. There's. There's creates throughout. There's there's a ton of you could just think of right and they're. How many teams out there use tiger as their thing right? You know we can name off like or and then you have a lot of them now. Warriors might even come into play as because of the. Way Their marketing against the way emblem is my might fall. They might get in trouble for that, too. We'll have to see how that goes down the line, but you know there. There are a lot of the names that are out there. It's just like just pick an animal just GONNA be mad if you're if you're gopher man. You don't just do it. And I still think that there's plenty of people names you can use like fliers. That's not gonna be liars is fantastic. That's not offensive the red tails. Brought up I thought, that was an absolute fantastic name for for Washington do for the ski airman and all that stuff. I mean how how more fitting or honoring would that be you WanNa talk about honoring something that would be a great thing you know only. So I, mean they can call themselves the pigskins. Because Washington, because they talk about their offensive line, being the hogs, for all those years and guys are going out with the noses on their faces and the footballs. You know used to be called. PIGSKINS has made with big ladder a long time ago. You know do that. Be The pigskins. I've seen a couple of articles are I saw a couple articles I've saying. Washington's more than likely picking the warriors like. Well You go from one thing to another. It's just. With this with this wave a change. Do you see that other native? American names kind of going by the wayside or well? Cleveland's looking at changing their name. The Cleveland Indians you're looking at changing that I, believe the Chicago Blackhawks actually got permission. From the Blackhawks tried you know the Blackhawk tribe members in order to have that name Yep? So that was another thing, too, that I had always said. You know if if you were naming yourself like the fighting Sioux. Whatever it is if you had? Their blessing. If, they said yes, we're we're okay with this. By all means username. Era, Kwa whatever they wanted blackfoot. That was. Ugly! They were in Ohio at the time. You. Don't see how all these different names that you could do if you had permission from those specific people. You might be able to, but there's so many other things you could make your team why. Even tap dance around that Steph. It's completely away from that and go for something that is. You know. I guess on offensive as possible. Use that I like the Peoria chiefs. They play the Dayton dragons once a year it used to be an Indian style logo, but nowadays it's a fire chief. It's it's. It's great I will say. The logo looks a little Paul Patrol Ish, but at the same time. It's really cool I mean there's other ways you can use some of these names to it doesn't. Have to be offensive to native Americans. Correct Yeah if you if you change it around if you get it to A. If you do that with the marketing and everything and change your marketing. An all of that and have a different perception of it absolutely. You know there is one name I hope Anderson considers. It's from another school that since merged the barons. Used to be the Amelia Barons. And I love that name, then they they. They merged with Glenn Estienne, the Trojans and became the West. Clam up wools, and it's like I mean. That's fine, but it's just the barrens. That's that's. That's a rare name solid. And there's not a lot Not a lot of them. And eighteen names and I I I. Don't know of Anderson wherever consider that, but. Something that I secretly hope for and. But yeah. I wonder you know how. How this tide will change things I mean. I'm I'm all for change I think it's. It's overdue to, but. You know where I mean redskins name. Yeah, that's you know. If, that's offensive to native Americans and the tribes, and no, don't use it, but do you continue on and say warriors as bad or you know Indians Carlisle I knows the Indians. There's the Wayne Warriors northwestern and Springfield. Cedar Ville also the Indians. There's a ton of names It's There's also a few schools that share the name of Anderson Fort. Laramie said they're not touching the name Saint Henri. and. I'll why new walking up. So. Yeah there's I. I have to start digging and thinking of all these schools is like you know it's well look at the time when they got their names. You know what I mean. Nineteen. Twenties nineteen ten. You know it's not nineteen twenty anymore. Sh Twenty twenty. Let's get with the Times. I know. You're endeared yourself to this name. But at the same time recognize. That! That it originated as a as a legit slur We're talking about the the red you know. And it's like. Just you know I mean. Yeah, you've gotta remark it stuff, but also. You're going to sell a whole bunch of new stuff as well so if you're looking at trying to help your bottom line in a sense, especially during this, I'm you know people will buy the new stuff see. You're going to get that revenue in to maybe help out your Your teams and stuff I know that sounds a little shallow, but at the same time, if that is enough to motivate them to change that name, so it's an all. They no longer have that oppressive name than. Than do that. You know that you're actually. Doing something good and getting help out on the back into. People aren't saying hey. We know you purposely are doing this for this. You know what I mean. as it stands right now. They have an opportunity. To to change to change the name to alter their logo, things like that and everybody will go. That's awesome. If you don't do it now. In ten years from now people are going. Why do you still have this name? You. See what I mean now it's yeah now. It starts coming into. Hey, we have all this information. People have all said this. This is not a good thing. Why would you continue? To to put this out there. I mean I can't say you know that I'm. You know it's just it's conversation. That's interesting to me and I I definitely think it needed to happen. I like to think as a human race. We are starting to get more. Enlightened. Proper term on that. It'll be interesting to see I. Mean Anderson's said that your definitely retiring the name but I don't know what their timeline is I know. Washington's looking at I think they're looking at new identity by. I kick of two thousand, twenty or kickoff. Even yeah, they WANNA by September. And There's a guy that has went out in patented. All those names and they've made their. He's made the merchandise which is something you have to do. Can't just horde the names you have to? Be, actively promoting it, or whatever it is, so he spent thousands and thousands of dollars of his own money. Because, he wanted to have that name for when they actually did change. and. He said when I was reading the article. He talked about he did it so that nobody else would get the name and try to extort it. He said he'll give it to them for basically for free. They just gotta come to them. And talk to him about it. You know. I don't know if I read through the whole thing. Because I thought he was just sitting on it, so he can make a pretty coin, but. There is one guy definitely. like you said he sat on name, and you said you know of Washington wants it I'll give it to them so but if you're sitting on a name just so you can make a lot of course that's. I don't know I think it's IT'S A. It's a rough move right, but they are Unfortunately, that's our capitalistic society, so he's trying to make some money off of it because he recognized. Hey, this is a racial slur. Either going to have to change their name eventually, and he had the wherewithal to go out and do it when. The redskins could have done that. You know. Twenty thirty forty years ago, they trademarked a whole bunch of names you know. Come to. You know. I was What was about to say, it was something it was a great thought. It was like So that's that's excellent. Oh. Yeah, that was a great argument we had. Everything but Now let's let's wrap up episode one seventy dominic water. Some of your favorite things about sports around Dayton Ohio. Mountain some of my favorites is. How many there are that you can go and see I mean we talked about you know the I mean the soccer's really close. With that you can see. There there are so many colleges with Dayton with rights, state, and all. That are so close, so you can see any sports that you want. You can see excellent basketball. You can see great baseball. Football. You know all of that with. An all the clubs that are around here that if somebody really wanted to. Into with Wright state with their football club with with the rugby and things like that. You know a lot of people don't think of those skorts is being around in Dayton. Has Them there? There really isn't a sport that you can think of that. Dayton doesn't have at some point in time during the year. You know there's a boxing fights. Amateur boxing fights that happened in Memorial Hall a couple times a year that you get to see in really really enjoy, there's some. Some local fitness things that happen. In Dayton at Montgomery County fairgrounds stuff like that where you can go in and see any all types of sports to see what really kind of gets your. Get you going. Get you excited what you really like to see and and. Able to do you know as we mentioned the sport I'm in with Derby. I mean I think it's an absolutely fantastic sport. It's a sport you know you can watch in. The athletes are playing well into their forties. So if you start watching somebody that just started twenty, you could watch their entire career. We're talking twenty years. You know so. Like a great baseball player. You see them all the time all the time. You know the baseball while I mean anything in everything with date. You know that's what's so exciting and. You know in a sense. You can almost lump in. I don't WanNa lump in anything, but when he talk with Cincinnati, being really close with there's they got probably one of the most. their soccer teams that they have their fan following already, and they've only been around. A couple of years is absolutely fantastic and we. We touched on the Dayton dragons, and how amazing their fans are when I went and saw Dayton flyers games. I was like Oh. Wow, I've really. You've really stepped up to the big time. If you haven't seen a Dayton flyers basketball game that is a must see ticket if you can get a ticket. To to go see you know and I couldn't think of anything Negative about the Dayton scored seem except maybe you, WanNa see more, but they're so much to see. If you just open up the paper. If you still get the paper or look on what's going on, Dayton, you know this week. You can pretty much find an event. A sporting event that might interest you. There's something for everyone here. Exactly. That's the that was my. You know one of the one of the things I really enjoyed about it. You could look Maybe it's Lacrosse. Maybe it's you know any any of the sports that she really wanted to see. They're such a diverse. Amount of sports here. You're not just stuck with. Football Baseball basketball. You know there's so many others that you can turn to check out and see if maybe that's what she. And really and and Southwest Ohio and namely Dayton. It's it's all competitive I mean. All the teams are strong in one sport or another, or even more it's that's what's awesome to me. It's just. It's a hotbed of great sports around here. Yeah there's a yeah you're. You don't have to go back while that. That wasn't that good. You'RE NOT GONNA. Have let down and you're going to see top quality stuff I mean right state basketball men's basketball while you would have to be out of your mind not to go and want to see one of those games now. Yeah, you know I I've never understood the Y.. They're not selling out. Another center you know when they're having those games. There were You. Know when they're when they're playing and everything. I mean it's. It's the quality of basketball. They're having the way they're getting right now and they're multiple. Twenty win seasons in a row which I think is the staple for basketball team. When you get really good, they're winning more than twenty games or more. They're always shooting for twenty. You know because you might get the call from the dance you know. One of the big things I hear about when people talk about Rights Day, basketball it's those new pork, but I think there is an event in the nineties where you know a firing or to happened, and then that ticked off law, the fan base, and it hasn't fully recovered like that, but still I mean rice state constantly leads the Horizon League in terms of attendance so. And Baseball get nationally ranked. They've had some amazing team. Sure the announcer for them to right. Yeah I. Do I do some games I split my time between you? D and right state what? Yeah Ud's getting up there in baseball coach kings done a nice job, but right state who I mean will. That was that was the thing I was? Starting to look and I'm like I'm started looking I'm like how many things can can Lee? Announce. How much how much time does he possibly have? And is there a spot where I can slide in because he can't do them all? Well! I'll. Send you contact email, just in case you know because I mentioned I announce union rights state, and you need hired me I like two years before. I started working back right state so. I mean I don't know I can't guarantee anything but I could. You know wouldn't know not looking for anything. You know what I mean, but it's one of those where you know it's like. Quality announcing when he combines with a good quality product, I, mean it just makes the experience makes everything else. They're better, and it's something that you wanna WanNa. Go and you WANNA see again. Definitely I mean, and it's not just basketball and baseball there. Good I mean both Dayton and Wright state have great soccer teams and it's. Fun seeing them my Bojan Lum Nyein. before right states, can the softball. Program about a month ago, now they were pretty good. They were getting there. I mean very young last year, but I I think they could have. Handled the Horizon League quite well. I mean you dis good as well it's. Going back to the whole point again there's something for everyone and it's competitive here, yes. Yes, YOU'RE GONNA. See Top quality stuff and you're not gonNA. Have to mortgage your house to go. See it either. Absolutely. That's what I love about it i. mean you D- Outside men's basketball women's basketball and Try and think of they charge for anything else. I don't think they do everything is free. You just walk in and enjoy good product. Right States Can't say how much men's basketball tickets are because I don't know off top my head, but everything's about five bucks, or if you're a student, you just walk in show. You're right one car that you get and it's free I mean. I totally missed out on. That I've got two degrees from right states. And I, I didn't start going there until I was in my thirties, so you know. Life in jobs and stuff kept you away and and people are like dude. You know you could go to every basketball game for free. You'd have to show him your your your ID. Right One and I was like I took advantage of that now I really wish it. Take advantage of it because the team's now or so much better. Good I mean still awesome. There's not really a bad sport. Right states I mean I can't really. I can't really think of I. Mean they're all good? Yeah. Now I mean. With with the coronavirus. Aside you know with right taping able to have their football clubs start. Because, they had that little thing that Ohio state native, not able to have a football team for at least fifty years or something like that, and then once it was done. then. They were able to have a club team. And then they could have a club team for a certain amount of years, and after that then they could get a football team legit football team. So, that is something you know that they. You know people are always wondering why right state never had a football team. What wasn't you know because they couldn't well? It wasn't because they did want to was that they could because of the deal that they had with Ohio state. You know I've heard loss stories about very. Why don't have football? I heard that Ervin J notre didn't want football when he put the money for under center. I. Don't know if that's true, but I can tell you the stories about being on that first group to get football ever state and I was pretty much the. L- as on just because I was at the college radio station much if I if I wasn't a sporting event, I'm at the radio station, but I can tell you the stories of getting that off the ground and our first spring game at Wayne. We took on. The Ohio Valley Warriors I think they were at the time and then we move to. We go to Bell Brooke. After Wayne I think we did, but then we. We have our own wreck football field now, which is awesome on campus? and. Surely I hope one day. The hockey team can come back because they did win a national. The year before I started there, but. Yeah, it's. You know we have great sports here. Now, let me ask a follow up question. What would you like to see in the future for sports and media in Dayton Ohio? With sports I would like to see you know obviously I would love to see another arena football team back. We talked about an actual. The bring back the professional hockey. To Dayton. We need we need A. Another Center Sports Complex for us to really be able to bring that back in. and. As far as like the media I would like to see a little more you know. coverage and it starting to happen on the I. Don't WanNa say Niche or tes but sports that. Don't get as much publicity. Obviously you know I'm going to be. Highly Partial Derby. And I would love to see Roller Derby. You know a little better. Accepted Slash promoted. With with the Dayton area like I said we're sixty ninth in the world and one of the top teams in the world, and if you had something like that, you think you would want to. Expound on that a little bit. You know kind of get it out there. Hey, by the way you know, we just happen to have the gem city Roller Derby. They're and they're doing amazing stuff as much as they would want to promote. Not Maybe you know with the Dayton flyers with the right states and stuff like that. You know. So with with media, maybe look at the. The smaller stuff to get it. Get it out there a little bit more. You know other than just the hey. This is what's happening in Dayton this week. kind of stuff if people a little more of A. More of a knowledge of it. You know that history stuff you know when you read the paper, you're always getting updates on any of the the college teens or baseball teams, or you know the bigger bigger stuff like that, but you know. Let's get even more local with that. It's really it's still great coverage. That's happening. I would just like to see more of it. When I talked to my cart sock I didn't realize that channel seven had one sports guy, and that was him and I can remember a time in the nineties were. On the interview I had with him, he said he had five people and I. Remember, there was leased to others that did other sports at the time. It's just it's crazy to me to think that you know. That's happened especially at. Arguably, the biggest TV station in Dayton. That makes me sad, but. Yeah I I I, want more local sports covered in, you know. I definitely hope that there's more local sports radio to be had as well. That's that's one thing that's main reason. Why started this podcast approve? A I can do that being you know there are local sports. There are local sports. For Those That want to become part of a roller derby. Family or WANNA become an announcer as yourself. What advice can you share? Advice contact them. You know if you've got passion for it. It's something that you you really want to get involved. You're like I. Want to do something that you know. Can Can help with the community as Jim said he does a lot of charity events and things like that for for people. Get a hold of go to Jim. City Roller. Derby DOT COM. Get on there. They've got links that you can click on to volunteer or to join or any of that. If you want to become an official, or if you just want to say hey, I would like to come out and learn about this and see how that is. You know to get the experience and see if that's something you might WanNa do. You know by all means you know, contact them. Get it done. You can look me up on a facebook. A Big Ragu fan page. You'll find me on there You can shoot me a thing and I will. Get in touch with you. Maybe you wanted to do a doing announcing thing with me or something like that if you Any of those kinds of things you know really. Would be the steps you'd WanNa, take. And for my last question of the episode. How can people follow you on social media? Yeah they can go I'm big Ragu boxing on twitter. I have the The Big Ragu on Youtube. And the. Again the Big Ragu fan page on facebook is out there. Man I hope one day. I get my own fan page. That would be great. But Don. Make and it's been a lot of fun. It's been a great interview. Thank you for your time. I'll almost reaching two hours, but almost yeah. I mean it was awesome. Thank you, thank you for your time. It's been my pleasure in. Thank you for having me on. Looking forward to hear new on your season four. Yeah it's. Wines Day! Wow! I've been doing this podcast for four years. And Yeah stay tuned for news about the livestream that Wednesday, but That will do it for up so one seventy. The Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast dominic again. Thank you for your time. Talk to you again for up so one seventy one. Thank, you for listening to another episode of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast with lean W Maui. Do Subscribe to this podcast. 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The 2020 Bengals Draft

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The 2020 Bengals Draft

"Episode One forty-six of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast and we're talking about the bengals twenty twenty draft plus. Will we see baseball this summer? There's a plan in place but will it alter the majors forever. Plus more news on local sports. It's all here on episode one forty six welcome to the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast with Lee w Maui and this is a weekly podcast covering all sports in Cincinnati Dayton Ohio from Lima to the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Eastern Indiana to Madison County. And all points in between this is your source of local. Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio sports this is the Lee wwl dot com slash podcast defined your favorite podcasting platform. Music created with the splash APP. Time for another episode with your host Lee w Maolin why yes. That is a new opening for this podcast. And the previous to episodes had new openings as well and this still is the podcast talking local Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio sports. Thanks for joining this podcast again. Episode One forty six great to talk with you and some good news to talk about today. A lot of it's bad but I I'd like to start off with a big. Thank you to my previous guests. That had on the PODCASTS. That would be Chris. Collins LARRY HANDS GET Steve Baker the voices of Rights State Dayton and Miami athletics. Lots of fun learning from three broadcasters that I respect and three broadcasters listen to a lot during the fall and winter seasons that be football and men's basketball so a lot of fun if you go back and listen to them except Soad's one forty two for Chris Collins one forty four for Larry Hands Gin and the last one one forty five four Steve Baker. Get a lot of fun. And hopefully we'll get to some more interviews for future episodes during this quarantine. Well I mentioned. We're GONNA talk about the bengals draft. We're going to save that for last. Actually because there is a lot of news to plow through and this episode and we'll start off with some bad you know summer season. What's the sport you think of the most? It's probably baseball but soccer's in there too while to summon up no soccer as the league's of the WPA ESL IN USA League to decided no action for twenty twenty. How Cincinnati Dutch? Lions already called off the season. It's about a week or two before the US L. League to made the decision but that means no Dayton Dutch lions no cincinnati sirens and no soccer action west Carrollton fairfield or highland heights. Now there was something I thought about. What about the Ohio Valley Premier League seen any news as of yet? But if I do see anything they'll be posted on social media and then we'll talk about on a future episode awfully though still be some action but while see so. Yeah that stinks. I was really looking forward to seeing. The women's team signed a bunch of looks to be really strong athletes on this Dutch. Lions Squad and Dayton Cincinnati. Great rivalry I don't have to tell you. My feelings about that Dayton in the Columbus Eagles. I think that'd be a great rivalry to none of it. No women's soccer. No men soccer although I will mention the WPA ESL is looking at fall action. Yes I said fall action now of course in the fall. What do you think of when it comes to soccer in Ohio? It's high school or collegiate and the ending of the MLS which by the way they pushed back. They're starting date as well. So yeah the WPA is looking at fall soccer. Which I don't know how that will work to be honest with you and I'll tell you why and I mentioned it. College soccer if the athletes are college bound. If they're on a college team how are you going to be able to fill up teams? I don't know I mean I. I liked the thought. But we'll see I do also want to bring up something that the Cincinnati sirens are doing. They posted this on social media. May the four so a couple of days ago the sirens and the Cincinnati swerve are running a food drive. Keller Williams Pinnacle Group is partnering with These Cincinnati Swerve in the sirens and our national read day this year by collecting your non perishable food items and delivering them to local Food Pantries and need the collection date is Thursday may fourteenth so next week. Please have your items out on your porch that morning for pickup of course if you're in Cincinnati area you know that helps in Dayton area. I think you have to drop it off somewhere and be sure to light your agent or favorite player. No you want to participate so each out to the players of the sirens and the swerve to say. Hey I want to donate nonperishable foods. Which I don't know if they make the drive up to Dayton for that so their personal gold two thousand twenty items for the food drive so contact on twitter since sirens and I really like that. So hats off sirens and swerve and hopefully it goes quite well again. That's next week. The fourteenth Thursday the fourteenth so non perishables got any extras lying around. That aren't expired. Donate they'll do a lot of good so no summer. Soccer this year summer baseball never hand is still on however you have to wait until July first the prospect league where the I league to push the starting date back to July first and then think about a week afterwards that Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League did the same thing July first now in the Prospect League. This season was scheduled to start late. May the twenty eighth of May from correct the Great Lakes June fifth. This pushback cuts half of these schedule out for the Great Lakes. Prospect League be close to half. A season goes in until the first week of August for the Great Lakes. You play the championship mid August. And that's it for the prospect. Goes I think a week longer. And then that's the end of summer collegiate round here so some are ball currently still on schedule and now we'll talk about Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. We'll start with the majors. There's been a couple ideas tossed around by the brain trust of rob Manfred and everyone trying to get the sport back in action. Here's the latest idea that MLB tossed up. And this is from Matt why? Rick from NBC Sports Dot Com Slash. Intesne this is under the nationals category. Although Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has maintained that he fully anticipates a sport will return in two thousand twenty. There's been few indications as to. How are where that might happen? Scroll down a little bit. A couple of paragraphs under this proposal O. B. will toss out the American League and National Leagues in favor of three ten team divisions based on geography teams would only play against the other clubs in their division completing a regular season schedule of about hundred games before playing in an expanded playoff. So again just to recap no. Nfl No al. What does that mean for the D. H. R? All three going but the D. H. Rule meaning pitchers don't bat or one going to have a Pitcher Bat. I think the way the sport has been trending unfortunately D. H. rule will probably be in fact for all thirty teams. Which I al. It's another day at the Ballpark When you're at Al Ballparks you have the D. H. role but normally. You don't have that so I don't know I mean. The roster has been expanded to twenty-six not just for doubleheaders but you know twenty-six throughout the season. That is nice so maybe we'll work. I mean D. H. is pretty much everywhere in Baseball College baseball. You have the ages. You rarely see pitchers hit high school's a little bit different D. H. is can go four position players. Like if you have a leftfielder that's extraordinary and feel but batting He's a little work. He put the pitcher in there. Who's batting like four sixty or something like that? So I think I think that's how they're gonNA roll with it. I don't think the article actually says that look at the previous paragraph nope nothing about that all the divisions and who's into the visions. Well we'll start off. In the Central Your Cincinnati reds will be part of this tended team unit along with the Cleveland Indians. Meaning Ohio Cup all the time a also with the Chicago cubs and the Chicago White Sox. Theme Milwaukee Brewers St Louis Cardinals the Kansas city royals the Minnesota twins the Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta braves. I saved a line of last. And I'll tell you why there's a lot of people say why not Pittsburgh well Pittsburgh's in the east and will cover the two in a minute but obviously Cincinnati to Atlanta. It's a straight shot down seventy five so I get it and plus historically if you look at the rivalries. I mean reds dodgers. That's not happening reds braves there so there you go so I'm not I'm not losing sleep that Pittsburgh's not in compared to Elena but I I like that mix I really do. There's a lot of local teams and travel for Cincinnati. You're going as far as think. Kansas City would be the farthest may be Minnesota. Actually Minnesota would probably makes more sense and the closest for Cincinnati. Just up seventy one for Cleveland or Chicago for that matter so the reds will get familiar faces in the cubs the brewers and the cards and also the Indians. Because it's you know interleague play once a year. I kinda like it. I mean still not crazy about the al going away but geography. The pretty much makes sense. Would you like to know who's in the East okay? It's The New York Yankees and New York mets. The Boston Red Sox The Washington nationals. The Baltimore Orioles. The Philadelphia Phillies the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tampa Bay rays the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh pirates the Florida ones. You can make the arguments central but no I. The central is pretty much midwest so I have mid West and Elena I like it so and in the West while the rest of the teams and mentioned but let's go over those the Los Angeles dodgers of Chavez being the Los Angeles Angels of Los Angeles The San Francisco giants the Oakland Athletics. The San Diego padres the Arizona diamondbacks Colorado rockies Texas Rangers Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. So yeah that's pretty much a given pretty much your NFL West is intact there you're al. West's thing most of its intact. I like you can spell certain word that a won't say 'cause I don't WanNa have to say this is a podcast with dirty language but you can spell a certain word with the Al West gaps. It's kind of funny but there you go so yeah I like this because it allows teams to play in the home fields eventually whereas the previous plan all thirty teams. Go Zona although that's still on the table according to this article and according to ESPN but because player driven backlash against a no visitors allowed biosphere the has forced MLB's hand to actually look into it. So yeah again that Article Matt Y Rick Plead. That's how you say that from NBC. Sports Washington I kind of liked that idea. I mean I've once sports pack now so I can start working again. That'd be great but I like it I. I do like that idea and geography wise in east the trip to Florida's GonNa Really Stink for Your New England New York teams Toronto thanking about it. But same time it's fairly packed in Pennsylvania's Got Philadelphia and Pittsburgh there so that's pretty nice. Rivalry yeah I I like the idea. What what do you think you can chime in? Get some more interaction on this podcast. That's what I like so that is MLB idea latest idea. We'll go through. I don't know but hopefully so because like I said I. I really need sports back because Spin. A little tough of album. It's been a little tough about work but there you go and now we talk about Minor League Baseball which really you've heard rumors saying Oh. Hey M I. LBJ canceled this year. And then sends a press. Release saying no. That's not true and now apparently they're still looking to get minor league baseball and but might be July which I think. Mlb think they're looking mid June start for extended spring training two point. Oh actually our good friend. Doug Gray recently re tweeted from the Jacksonville Jumbo shrimp should be Jacksonville. Suns stop naming your teams after food anyway. Jacksonville mentioned on twitter that because of the Cova nineteen quarantine. They can't start until June fifteenth. So they got. There is something on that. Doug grave runs REDS MINOR LEAGUES DOT COM. He's been a former guest in this podcast and recently sat down with Jack. Poll of WD CHANNEL TO THE NBC affiliate in Dayton Ohio and talked about the Dayton dragons season. I'm not gonNA play the video clip on their reds minor leagues Dot COM is on here. It's titled the Tuesday Afternoon Reds and notes. Line Roundup. I know but round up lineups are I promise. I'm going to spoil it for you. Though if you're wanting minor league ball back in Dayton dog doesn't see it happening this year and he doesn't have great answers for team. Owners of fans went to ten games this year. He brings up a very solid point because when Minor League Baseball you get most your money through the gates. And if you're running sports without people coming through the gates then where's the money coming from? I don't know but it also depends really about the other teams in the Midwest League too so again that's on. Wd T. N.'s. Channel to Jack Poll. Doug Gray is a very very nice video interview. It's not a very long interview. I think it's about three minutes of your time but yeah it's on so go and listen to that game. Reds Minor League dot com one of my favorite sites and also talks about the redrafting. The Twenty fifteen first round. Mlb PIPELINE UPDATES and the top thirty international prospect list and then talking about the reds world series appearances which have been airing on F S and Ohio. Unfortunately I haven't been able to see them because I don't have that channel by really would love to see the nineteen ninety-one or the big red machine. Actually actually I really hope. There's like some tape footage of like the nineteen nineteen one. I Really WanNa see what baseball's like back then like historically but there you go There's no official word yet about the Dayton dragons season but doug gray says don't plan on it which that would stink because I already have the Dutch lines wiped away which I know. I'm focusing on myself and it sounds very selfish but I gotta work and now right now. I'm kind of twiddling my thumbs until July. First now by the way going back to the summit collegiate leagues around here. Prospect League should be releasing an updated schedule sometime this week. Not entirely sure about Great Lakes and both these leagues will be meeting June. The first to talk see. July first is still within reach. If it is then we'll have half a season if not then it will probably be cancelled but we have some time. How's IT already the sixth of May I don't know there? You go so a little bit about soccer little bit about baseball now. Let's talk about twenty twenty twenty twenty one. Some big things happening in this upcoming school year. Such as the last year of the Cross County conference by that I mean for schools will be going to the three Rivers Athletic Conference and the CCC will then pick up Preval Shawnee and Dixie then formed the western Ohio Athletic Conference or the AC really wished that kept the Cross county name but they got Let's see Sinclair Community College not having sports. Yup I just said that. So Scroll on down to my timeline. Because I mentioned it is another baseball thing. I WanNA talk about too. But this is David Jeb. Lonski you might know him. For his coverage of Dayton flyers sports from Dayton Daily News Dot Com Sinclair Community College suspends. All Sports Twenty Twenty Twenty one due to cove in nineteen crisis. Now Sinclair stewing. A very nice thing. As the student athletes will be offered guaranteed pay tuition so very much free tuition but no sports which stinks because it was supposed to be the year. That sinclair moved to a ballpark closer to campus. Right now baseball. Who's been very very strong. Thanks to head coach. Steve Danamon keeping the program up and Adam. Right now they play at XENIA AT ATHLETES IN ACTION. Wonderful Facility but downtown. Dayton to downtown xenia actually solving your. But let's not split hairs here. Yeah that's That's a bit of a hike. Especially since thirty five is kind of nasty between North Fairfield and the split were old. Thirty-five goes to senior new thirty-five goes around it because traffic so sinclair doesn't feel a lot of teams. They feel a couple. They have women's volleyball in the fall. Men's and women's basketball and baseball and softball in the spring. So that's five sports that are affected and they were told this last Saturday night. There's been a lot of backlash on social media surprise. That is saying it's way too early to determine that I you know Sinclair's being overly cautious and they're worried about the health of their athletes. So I give them props for that but making the decision in May compared to wait a little big closer to time. I don't know I mean the timing seems a little early but hey like I said Sinclair's trying to do the right thing in their eyes and they are still giving the athletes pay tuition which is wonderful and I really applaud them for doing that. Means NO SINCLAR. Tartan Pride to talk about this coming year reading on further to the bottom of the article talking about getting the free tuition with federal financial aid. Grants and sinclair scholarships as needed each eligible. Eligible student athlete who studies at Sinclair will be guaranteed pay tuition and fees up thirty six credit hours for enrolling between now and the end of spring. Twenty twenty one and direct support from Sinclair's support their academic process which is nice. So I mentioned. I think it's a little bit early. But Sinclair's trying to protect their assets their kids. So does it stink. Yeah it stinks. 'cause it's fun talk about Sinclair. 'cause they're good. Yuko Program Jakova Short Junior College. That was lots of fun talking. Baseball especially since Sinclair is normally in the top five in the country. Men's basketball historic women's basketball is on the rise. Volleyball's been good it. Softballs there too. It's just it stinks. That's five less teams to talk about in this podcast. But again you know what sinclair is trying to do right by their athletes so while dancing claire and now with all the bad news that I can remember out of the way. We'll talk about the bengals draft after you hear these important words thanks to T- public listeners. You can buy the Cincinnati and Dayton. Sports PODCASTS MERCHANDISE. Thanks to t public. You have a strong choice. Variety from t shirts. Sweatshirts hoodies coffee mugs. 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If you have the extra money if not I totally understand but thank you and now we talk about the bengals draft which was cancelled by the virus. As you know so. No I'm kidding this year the first year the NFL draft was held remote life. And I think it went off. Okay you got see the true form of Bill Belichick which is just a dog. No kidding but that was that was still acute moment. These bengals you might know from last year went to and fourteen. It's was not a fun season. Although I will say most of the losses were close there was only a few blowout games like Sanford Fran New Orleans and I'm pretty sure I'm missing a couple but those are the ones I remember. Sorry this draft. That's this ninety. Had I think is going to be a turning point for this franchise? Now you know that the bengals got the overall number one draft and we'll go ahead and tell you who since drafted this year and the first pick of the twenty twenty. Nfl draft the Cincinnati bengals selected the quarterback from University of wise known to everyone else's Lsu. Joe Borough Round who picked thirty three the bengals pick a wide receiver. From clemson and t higgins round three pick sixty five a linebacker out of Wyoming and Logan Wilson Round four pick one. Oh seven a linebacker from Appalachian State a King David Gaither. Five pick one. Forty-seven Khalid Kareem a defensive end from Notre Dame round six. Pick one eighty and offensive tackle from Kansas Akeem. Dana Gye and round seven to fifteen a linebacker from purdue Marcus Bailey. So that's your seven picks the bengals had all in all three linebackers defensive and offensive tackle a quarterback and a wide receiver. Your undrafted signees for Cincinnati. Looks something like this. Thanks to Bengals wire. Usa Today for keeping up with this defensive Lineman trae addition defensive lineman Tyler Clark Offensive Lineman Clay Cordell linebacker Marcel Spears junior out of Iowa state. Cornerback ISAIAH SWAN from Dartmouth Guard. Josh Nipple please that's nipple also from Iowa state running back Debevoise Ueli out of Said Arkansas. Believe that's Arkansas. And linebacker Kendall Fu trowel out of East Carolina Wide Receiver Scotty Washington of wake forest. And that's your you D. FA signings like. I said I think the Bengals this draft would've been the turning point of the franchise and I think there is a bright future ahead for the stripes. So let's recap the picks Jonesboro let the college football world on fire. This year fantastic season ended up with the National Championship. He come all the Ohio state fans saying. We should employ there but the roads get over it. You didn't Yeah Joe Borough. I think Ohio kid from the Athens area swing on State Route. Thirty two to Cincinnati Wonderful Story. And I think he's going to do well. I just saw the bengals offensive. Line will protect him. The virus Higgins I like pick because with. Aj Green previous few years. Injuries have been catching up to him. Which breaks my heart like Aj Green? I hope he gets back into tiptop shape and also John Ross. He was told that after his rookie contract was up he would not get an extension of that. So it's kind of a do-or-die season for him in Cincinnati. So I think Higgins adds a nice touch on the wide receiver core Linebackers last year. Who Rough but this year. Three solid ones. Logan Wilson. Keen Davis gaither and Marcus Bailey. Only big problem with Marcus Bailey. Injury kept him out. Think the entire season last year I think but people like that pick and I do too. I mean linebacker could be an honest to goodness great strength. We go to Cincy jungle dot com to tell you what they thought of the overall draft a minus and possibly warranting an a now. Of course that's counting on some luck in the injury departments and yet you don't want to put the injury department because it always comes back to bite you. So overall they rate the draft like this a plus Joe Borough and the description is just one of those creepy parentheses faces. You know the ones that have like the upwards comma like yeah. I don't think there's a lot to talk about that again. Joe Borough Great quarterback and I think he'll do well. I just hope that the offensive line is able to protect him t higgins the second round. Pick the philosophy of this election was fantastic and I like to. I was Kinda Hoping Justin Jefferson with fall there just because you know boroughs got experienced with the Tigers. He's got clemson tiger he's slowing to now. So I guess you know. The Tiger Tiger connection works but heads. Okay t higgins. He's gotTa wear the number eighty five and his play style matches well with borough and there's a clear connection made between him and the coaching staff. He'll be a menace on back shoulder. Throws Anka provide the offense the versatility loses when Aj Green and our John? Ross the third or not playing again from cincy. Jungle they gave t higgins draft. Pick a B. Plus so you got the receiver and I. I like that pick and I think T- will do nicely with Joe Borough and Cincinnati Round Three Logan Wilson's pick the linebacker from Clemson A. B. Probability is based on independent scenarios. If you flip a coin five times the bengals selecting a third round linebacker for the fifth time in six years fits in the same logic so you know but the missed on the likes of. Pj Dawson Nick. Vital and Melik Jefferson the odds of Wilson and Germaine Pratt succeeding. Don't get bumped based on past misfortunes. Sounds like a solid player or two players from weaker. Programs are S- statistically unlikely to become high quality players next level while some was productive during his best season of Wyoming Nazi extent counted out his age and the level competition face. The doesn't mean he can't be a starter with seems to be a fair expectation based on all the things he does well again from cincy jungle. There is another point in the draft. I like to bring up as well from Dan. Hoard the voice of the bengals on radio row. Four Keen Davis gaither the linebacker from appellation states. A minus some prospects are just meant to end up with a team that draft them. You can make this argument for Higgins and you could definitely make it for Davis gaither. Higgins Davis gaither reported the senior bowl and they instantly clicked with Cincinnati's coaching staff. I believe those are the two A. G. He oozes athleticism plays with an obvious. Understanding of a skill sets and instincts in those players to translate the only issues here injuries. That's why he was picked up in the four from but the potential reward is worth the obvious risk and I believe of US Davis. Gaither that on twitter really really excited all these picks now. I've seen on twitter classics ready to go in Cincinnati. So that makes me happy. There might be some athletes other like a two in fourteen bagels team. I don't want to be here in Cincinnati Skyline. But you know it doesn't seem like these draft picks or the undrafted free agents or like that I've wise. Why are you sleeping? But there you go round five lead. Kareem the edge from Notre Dame. I think defensive and from Notre Dame but on the article is listed as E. D. grade be above average production in the three. Most predictive categories in Solo tackles sacks and tackles for loss market share and also possesses the ideal length and hands and the ability to use those hands and has just turned twenty two. The question mark is the athleticism and he didn't really get that because of an injured shoulder but I think if fit a nice with the bengals defense round six Akeem Adedeji believe. That's how you say that this article I thought had the pronunciation de Nagy. Yeah I think so. The linemen from Kansas be plus on the pick. The bengals wait a long time to find an offensive lineman they liked the class is the type you want to land in the later. Half of the third day Rawal athleticism one of the most explosive blockers to enter the NFL this year out of Kansas led by former lsu coach Les Miles. Now try to turn around the JAYHAWKS program. You can match the performance and certain combined drills to player handles specific scenarios on the field thirty four inch vertical jump hundred fifty inch broad jump. Indicate he's quick field in Oliver. Stance is eight point. Three two three cone is evidence that he has minimal ankle flex to properly anchor against power and that shows up on film a lot. Smart Player started four years at Kansas. That's the same number of offensive line coaches as well route. Seven is Marcus Bailey linebacker. Purdue there's a town to player still available. Pass the two of the pick in the draft because he suffered multiple serious injuries. The bengals have become the team to take on the risk remember last year. They had running back Ronnie Anderson who I don't believe got into any of the Games. I think he got to the depth chart later on the year but I don't believe he got any action on the turf to ACL tears and each knee for us apart as Belarus. Still on the board in the seventh round like a mentioned injuries. And I'm pretty sure he missed out in the twenty nine thousand nine season if he declared for the twenty nineteen draft. He could have been a high round pick but a return to west. Lafayette saw return to the operation table again to ACL tears in each knee. Four years apart his coverage skills in productivity throughout his career make him a seven round pick. You can reasonably expect to contribute in meaningful raised down the road so as long as he stays healthy. Couple red flags on the injuries there. But Hey I wanna see what Marcus Bailey can bring to the table. Yes the ACL tears. Each knee that that's That's not great but hey rebound from it. That's a great story to tell again. Cincy jungle gave the overall. Draft a minus. I think it's a solid in my book but then again I think said that about last year's draft and then the bengals go to and fourteen sir. Maybe I'm not the one to talk about that but I will talk about the future of the twenty twenty bengals. Should we have a season? I hope tomorrow Thursday the seventh the NFL is scheduled to release the bengals schedule in. It's supposed to be one of the toughest and NFL. So reward a two and fourteen team of the first overall pick but you get one of the toughest schedule is out there so there you go now give me one minute to pull it up on social media and I can tell you that while the bengals the browns steelers and Ravens for home at home and other news water as wet and the sun when shining is warm so they go to see a tweet on here. I'm sorry there's been a lot of blank stares and blinks that I've had bengals to sign Joe flacco Tobacco Joe Borough. This is a youtube video from new stripe city on twitter. Which doesn't mean it's official but Interesting in someone's tweeted that the bengals are releasing scheduled for the NFL us. That's pretty good. There's a lot of people on by law people. I mean there's one user on here saying that the Bengals are GonNa win the AFC north. I want to have happen. But Baltimore's there I think Baltimore is going to be the toughest test. Pittsburgh I think is going to be another tough test but I've really rides to see Rothlisberger. Can last season remember last year? I mean I thought Pittsburgh was gonNA make the playoffs but just inconsistencies quarterback and it doesn't really help but Johnson Joseph now with the titans breaking news as I read on twitter. I'm sorry I probably shouldn't do that. Let's go to Bengals. They also get the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles chargers. Here we go. Here's the picture. The bengals will get in Baltimore. Cleveland Pittsburgh Dallas Jacksonville. The New York giants Tennessee and the chargers. And since will be traveling to Baltimore. Cleveland Pittsburgh Houston Indianapolis Philadelphia Washington DC and Miami seems like Cincinnati travels to Indianapolis. I don't know if I'm just stupid on that. But they go. It always seems like Cincinnati's add Indianapolis and never at Cincinnati. But I could be totally wrong on that so your future opponents in case you care about this for twenty twenty one be an AFC south opponent coming to Cincinnati and twenty twenty one to be determined it has to do with what the bengals and those teams finish and away. Afc East of course. Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh. You can count on that for a home home for home in Twenty Twenty One. Green Bay. Kansas City chargers Minnesota and away Chicago Denver. Detroit Las Vegas the. I'm sorry I still can't get used to Las Vegas. I know they haven't played yet in Sin City. But it's just. They belong in Oakland Raiders. Learn anything when they moved to Los Angeles for like thirteen years and then came back to Oakland. I I don't know maybe it working in Las Vegas. I know for twenty twenty two because it's on this article and Bengals Dot Com at home. You can expect Baltimore. Cleveland and Pittsburgh along with Elena Buffalo Carolina Miami and an AFC west opponent to be determined and away. Baltimore Cleveland. Pittsburgh New England New Orleans New York jets Tampa Bay an AFC south opponent to be determined. Someone said the bengals leaked the schedule. And I'm just not seeing. It's so there you go. You can also join the bengals tomorrow night. A Zack Taylor. Bengals Marissa Dan. Hor give their live reactions to the two thousand twenty scheduled release. That will be seven forty. Pm On and looks like bengals social media and Bengals Marissa's team reporter for Cincinnati who day seize the day but there you go so next episode. I have no gift. Some we'll talk about the bengals schedule. And like I said I really think that these new bengals can really turn the tides and make Cincinnati respectable him. Of course the big thing is getting past the first round the playoffs. Not Making them but one step at a time. We get to see how Joe Borough does his first year with the bengals and he doesn't have Andy Dalton to lean on because Dalton. Couple DAYS. After borough got drafted he released and the wild outcry is Cincinnati. Didn't get a thing for Andy Dalton which yeah. I'm not too thrilled about that. But if you read more into this transaction bengals and Andy Dalton worked together and now Andy Dalton is a cowboy for one year and he can get up to was it seven million depending on how he plays he'll backup debt. Prescott see a lot of slander on there. I don't know how much is warranted. But Yeah I mean new coaching staff in Dallas. I expect them to do more than eight. Nate not get to the playoffs. But you know that's that's the cowboys and we talk about the Bengals on here. Also I like to say I think it's. Nfl means on twitter. They photo shopped Andy Dalton hair to blue because he signed with the cowboys. It's just it's so funny like Andy Dalton the blue hair. He's now the blue rifle but yeah I I don't like how ended and Andy Dalton spin class stack this whole time but now it's time to look at the futures time to look at twenty twenty and looks like Joe Borough is going to be leading the way for Cincinnati and I'm ready for it mean looks like Linebacker DEP is short up. Zac Taylor looks to have more of what he wants. Out of this bengals squad now. Of course it all depends on if we have a season or not but there you go twenty twenty and looks bright for Cincinnati. But they're still Baltimore Pittsburgh in Cleveland as well. Thank Baker Mayfield will rebound. I honestly think as sophomore slump was more on the coaching chains. I don't know if I'm right on that and I don't agree that Baker Mayfield's highly overrated. But we'll see it's a tough. Afc North and you know we got love. Great Competition Lamar Jackson Ben. Big Ben Baker. Mayfield now joe borough. It's going to be the rookie quarterback out of that class and I think they'll just about do it for episode one forty six Ward of wise out there. Be careful out there. Things are starting to open back up. I think probably county where I'm from high. They are opening up all businesses to be essential as everything. Be careful out there. Where a mask if you can please thank you and stay safe and take care of each other out there. That's a great way to end up. End the Jerry Springer. Show did that but there you go bengals draft. I really think since he's got something cooking and I think it will be a good year. But we'll see how twenty twenty folds throughout this summer so the recap this episode. There still might be some summer baseball on TAP REDS AND DRAGONS. Still up in the air. Summer collegiate ball while he gotta wait till July. I now know summer soccer and less the oh vp L. still plane which. I'll try to get confirmation on that and mentioned that when I can and hopefully we have football because I'm really looking forward to broadcasting a full season high school football in twenty twenty but that's a little ways ahead in but there we go if you can shop the store t public those the big blue button at the lead. W MALAN DOT com slash podcast. Click you can shop t public for shirts. Stickers notebooks there's phone cases on their mugs. You can get the new logo or the Old Logo. The new logo rocks. I still like that thing and I'm still surprised that I was able to make something like that. But Hey not bragging for and news before we close out. 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Look Julian's Talking

What A Day

19:19 min | 10 months ago

Look Julian's Talking

"It's Tuesday December third. I'm Akilah Hughes. I'm Gideon Resnick and this. This is what a day the Mario Kart Rainbow Road Daily News. PODCASTS I'M GONNA run you off. The track and into Space Gideon Appeal on today's show. We interview presidential candidate. Julio Castro and then we'll have some headlines but first Duncan in hundred sides to plead guilty California. Republican Congressman Duncan. Hunter said on Monday that he now plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds which is a big reversal so after he had previously denied. The charges is father previously represented the district meaning. Hunter has been in the seat for a total of thirty nine years. Should Hunter resigned. I'm from a position. He would be the second Republican after New York representative. Chris Collins to resign this year after entering a guilty plea to various charges. Hunter says he has three kids kids. And those are the three reasons he doesn't want the public trial INSTA- guilty plea okay so hunter initially said he was innocent but now he's changing his tune. How did he misuse those campaign aimed funds well so hunter was indicted in two thousand eighteen for using more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars in campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and then was also charged with with filing false campaign finance records with the Federal Election Commission? The indictment laid out a lot of instances from two thousand nine through twenty sixteen in which hunter and his wife wife were accused of using that campaign money for tons and tons of things for example private school tuition family vacation dental work. Wow theater tickets video video games and even one expense to fly. One of Hunter's Children's rabbits named Egbert on a plane from like not just through the air. Yeah I think a six hundred dollar fund then the indictment also alleges that they went onto label all the stuff when they were filing F. E. C. reports for example calling family dental bills charitable contributions for smiles for life and allegedly tickets for the family to see river dance at the San Diego. Civic Vic Theater that became the filing San Diego Civic Center for Republican Women Federated Slash fundraising. Okay so oh. I'm just stuck on the river. Dad's thing like imagine wanting to see river dead so bad that you use other people's money too much or the tickets at San Diego Civic Center I. I can't even tell you all right well then hunter. According to federal prosecutors also is using some of his money for his other affairs. Yes that is the other big part out of the story And it could be why when hunter was talking about this on Monday that he didn't want his children to be dragged into this whole process in two thousand nineteen court filings. This is after the initial indictment into eighteen prosecutors allege that hunter had began an affair with a lobbyist Years Ago I think shortly after he actually entered Congress and Use campaign money to pay for a ski trip for them. At a resort in Lake Tahoe. Prosecutors also said that hunter had five affairs between two thousand ten. I'm trying not to laugh. I know well in. But here's here's the very very bad part of it including a member of his own on staff as well as a woman who is on staff or another house member Kerama. So Hunter's lawyers had argued that the case throughout this time had been politically. Motivated waited and that He was similarly embroiled in a witch. Hunts as trump has called his own legal predicaments hunter also at one point appeared to subtly blame his wife life for the misuse of so much class. Yes saying that. She had handled his finances and served as campaign manager now his wife also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with her husband to use the campaign. Money for personal uses and as part of the deal agreed to testify against him. Thanks I mean that's the least you could do. Given you just revealed given the circumstances. Yeah a hundred percent on Monday that he hopes his wife Avoids Jail Time even if he he doesn't let us sweetheart now that's a lot okay. Well I'm assuming this guy's GonNa resign because you can't govern from jail sell. Yeah I mean that's what it looks like. Hunter didn't say what his plans were on Monday. But he alluded to that happening in reference to the office could be changing hands in the future. It seems like it's clear clearest signs any that that you know this is that's the fate that he's GonNa face and He. He narrowly won reelection in two thousand eighteen while the scandal was ongoing despite the district being very very Republican. Yeah so is there any sense of when we can expect a special election We don't know yet but even before the news on Monday and you know even before for we have a sense of what his immediate plans are. Republicans were already planning to challenge him because of all of these Weaknesses and we've talked about among them are former former Republican. Representative Darrell Issa and also hunters democratic opponent. Amar camp in a jar is set to be in the race again so as we follow the twenty twenty presidential central race. What a day will also be covering some of these interesting contests for the House and Senate going into next November? And we'll keep you updated what happens with we are about two months away from the Iowa caucuses which is sixty two days to be exact and seventy days from the New Hampshire primaries South Bend Mayor Pete. Buddha judge has led to the front of the pack in polling in Iowa and his also also competitive in New Hampshire against former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren but mayor the judges also struggling and polls among voters of color and while Biden has led in states like South Carolina with a large percentage of African American voters even as he turns downward in Iowa that set off a conversation about which states in which voters get to choose the Democratic presidential nominee. It's the white. was one of the most vocal critics of that process has been presidential candidate and former housing and Urban Development Secretary Hooghly and Castro who is said the Democrats can't quote complain about Republicans suppressing the votes of people of color color and then begin our nominating contests in two states. That hardly have people of Color. What he's referring to is? That Iowa is about ninety percent. White New Hampshire is about ninety three percents white. According to the last Census Twenty ten Castro was focused on issues facing vulnerable Americans like hunger poverty and policing but he's been stuck at the bottom of the pack and polling fundraising this week. He's in California to talk about homelessness and other issues and we had him in studio to talk through his approach to the race. One of the things that I ask Castro about is win and how how he thought. The Democratic Party had lost its focus on poverty. What I want is in America where everyone counts? And what I've said is that somewhere along the way I mean I I was born in nineteen seventy seventy four Forty five years old. What happened I think especially in the eighties when Reagan articulated this vision basically? That said that if if you're poor there's something wrong with you. People will remember the welfare queen example. this idea that people were just taking advantage of the system I think. Democrats Kraft's got snake bitten and what that turned into. Was the singular focus on the middle class talked about the middle class enacted policy for the middle class and that makes sense in the in the sense that the middle class traditionally has been the largest group of Americans. You want to make sure that the middle class can thrive and also politically. That's where the voters have been however who in the world is going to fight for the poor if Democrats don't Republicans aren't and somewhere along the way because we were snake bitten by Reagan. And this idea that it wasn't good politics to talk about the poor because people were blaming them. I think a lot of candidates through the years backed off of that in this campaign. I haven't been afraid to say that. Yeah I'M GONNA fight for the middle class but let's also talk about people were poor and they also deserve an opportunity to get a good education. Get good healthcare have good job opportunities and yes to have a safe decent place nice to live and just a couple of days ago. I released a plan to make sure that we eliminate hunger in our country because I believe that everybody should have the food that they need to survive right and when you say snake bit near you serve describing a fear that has been instilled from. I'm having seen the the debt having seen the success of Reagan. Is that what you think. It was caught up in all of the politics of that time. And this idea that you need to appeal appealed to a certain type of voter with a certain type of approach and that approach did not include speaking up for necessarily or centering centering. You know in the language that a lot of people use today centering. The most vulnerable were the poorest Americans. Very different from some of the politics takes that we saw for instance I think of Bobby Kennedy. and His poverty tour through Appalachia in the sixties I think of Lyndon Johnson Johnson and the war on poverty. And what what happened was that I think we along the way Democrats allowed Republicans. Just caricature that. As if those initiatives initiatives made no difference at all which is not true completely inaccurate. It did lift a lot of people out of poverty. It did make lives better What I've done in this campaign I'm just trying to break through just bust through those conventions and say no if we learn anything from Donald Trump? It's it's that we want to create an America where everyone counts and this is a tremendous opportunity to go in the completely opposite direction from this guy that just wants to to benefit wealthy corporations and wealthy individuals and say we can fight for the middle class but we also need to fight for the least among us people who have the least I in our country and you've talked a lot about the voters that you want to center at the center if you will of this campaign To throw that center turned around again and that has to do both on the lines of a class on the lines of of region as well. And there's obviously been this conversation in about these early voting states And one of the things that I wanted to pose to you. Is You know. I think that the dialogue has been in from candidates. Like yourself and others that if somebody is at the front of pack in Iowa or New Hampshire right now that doesn't necessarily automatically automatically translate to being able to motivate young voters and people of Color. That would win a Democrat. A presidential election Is your concern concern than for somebody like South Bend Merapi Buddha judge who currently leads the Iowa polls that he would have difficulty against president trump Now what happened in two thousand sixteen is the Donald Trump Juan by about seventy seven thousand votes collectively in Michigan Wisconsin in in Pennsylvania. Do you think about for Democrat where you're going to have to drive out votes in those states in those close of margins to make sure that you win in Michigan Detroit. The Detroit Metro area. Think about Wisconsin Milwaukee Pennsylvania Philadelphia a few in that Metro area and you have large African American populations in each of those places and black turnout fell from two thousand twelve to two thousand sixteen from sixty six percent to fifty nine and a half percent That was a big problem in two thousand sixteen. We can't make that mistake. Stake again in twenty twenty so if you get a top of the ticket Democrat that can't excite I can't draw out black voters. That is a huge problem because you're allowing trump to do his same playbook from twenty sixteen and get a narrow electoral victory victory in these days. It's a valid point that he's raising when people talk about why Democrats lost in two thousand sixteen. A lot of the focus is on how they can win back White Midwestern voters but what Castro was pointing out is that those narrow losses in those states can be attributed to young voters and voters of color. Just not being engaged by Democrats those numbers slipping from the previous election. So the question is how do you design a primary process that reflects all the parts of the base. The Party needs to win in the general. It's it's a really tough issue. Yeah and you know. Do you rearrange the states. Do you start with a different state do you know how do you. How do you rearrange them if you know? That's the future you right right right. And I asked Castro how he would address this and for now. He thinks that the Democratic National Committee should reassess which states vote win based on their demographics. The cost of campaigning. There Erin how accessible. They've made voting. I mean he acknowledged that it is a difficult question to answer to and he also throughout this idea of switching it up every four years interesting yeah I mean it could be a cool thing. We didn't leave it there with Castro as a morning show you know. We have a responsibility to settle some very serious morning issues. Cinnamon Toast crunch or frosted flakes if you had to choose cinnamon toast crunch. Yeah because I like cinnamon you okay Walberg Pancake Pancake and preferably with like blueberries in it or something in it. I hate it when you go to a restaurant. And it's like blueberry pancakes and they just put the blueberries on top of it inside the totally different experience. You Know No. That's not I feel like I'm getting ripped off. That's more like a French toast. Five bright words on top and said I'm in. Yeah Yeah and what do you put on a Bagel just cream cheese okay. Great well you pass all the tests on secretary really appreciate you joining. Thank you so much thank you. We are planning to have other presidential candidates come through for conversations conversations about issues that are animating the primary the next democratic debate is December nineteenth. We'll see if they have the guts to ask the candidates about breakfast foods. It now ads. It's the most wonderful time of the year to go shopping because everyone is having a sale in Nordstrom rack. Has You covered on all the holiday gifts get in. What's the worst gift you've ever seen? I'm not going to get myself in trouble. I'll just say always the thought that counts okay. Well Luckily Luckily Nordstrom rack has better gifts than whatever you're avoiding say. Shop there fancy brands at less than fancy brand prices right now. The rack is offering free shipping on orders over over forty nine dollars enter code crooked at checkout to take ten dollars off your order of fifty dollars or more one time use customer online. Only that's code crooked for ten dollars off your order of fifty dollars or more Nordstrom rack. It's where it's at and now back to the show. Aw Let's wrap up with some headlines head lands. President Trump tweeted yesterday that he was ordering new tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina. That's a complete one eighty from his original agreement with the two countries last year. Naturally the news took leaders from both countries by surprise and the White House didn't follow up with more detail. Despite the tariffs being quote take effective immediately. Just a couple hours after the tweet. Trump's chief trade negotiator also released a proposal suggesting more tariffs some up to one hundred percent on French goods like cheese and wine. Trump's changing tariffs faster than I change the channel during the cats trailer trump's just trying to flex his America first trade policy muscles have next year's impeachment I mean you heard that speaking of this morning. Twenty Election Montana Governor Steve Bullock and former congressman. Joe SESTAK have officially officially dropped out of the race. Steve and Joe. I'm boys with you guys so I didn't WanNa say this but this is probably the best book I got. The party's attention as Democratic governor one in a state trump dominated in but never really caught on sestak threw his hat in the race four months ago and struggle to raise over four hundred thousand dollars. My moment it's finally arrived. I will now be the president and in more twenty twenty news the trump campaign announced it will no longer give press credentials to reporters from Bloomberg News. The campaign accused accuse the Organization of having a bias against the president following owner. Michael Bloomberg's decision to run for president. Bloomberg News had announced that they would extend their policy of not investigating Bloomberg to his Democratic opponents reported on that on the show But they would continue to investigate trump. If you're a political reporter at Bloomberg who needs a friend right now hit us up you. I have a friend in want. Extremely Randy Newman voice along goes to court today in a defamation suit brought by Vernon unsworth a British diver who helped rescue twelve avoid and their soccer coach from Thai cave in July twenty eighteen. Now if you remember the details of this story musket put his team to work building. Future submarine to assist in the rescue. He was posting a lot about it. This diver who was at the Cave said the submarine was stupid and must responded by calling the man ape Peto guy on twitter to win the lawsuit. UNSWORTH's lawyers will have to convince the jury that eons use of the term peto or Pedo guy was as a statement of fact rather than an insult or opinions. But now you're the jury tweeted us with the Hash Tag. Frito guy the Pedo guy if you think he launched it at free rein to theme heroic rescuers whenever he wants. Please don't tweet that me please. Okay Senator Bernie. Sanders sat down with the Commissioner of Major League Baseball to talk about a recent proposal to change the structure of the minor league system. The proposal would have eliminated eliminated up to forty minor league teams and transfer the ownership of teams from individual owners to Major League Baseball. Sanders says the plan would cost thousands of jobs and hurt local economies to talk with successful amick mission. decided not to go through with the plan so I can stop worrying about my Florence freedom and Gideon's Dayton dragons fly on my sweet winged friends and those are the headlines. That's offer the day. If you like the show make sure you subscribe. Give us a rating. Endorse our skills on linked in and tell your friends to listen by the way if you're into reading and not just the sweet notes. Your mom using your lunchbox like me what it is also a nightly newsletter. Check it out and subscribe at crooked dot com slash newsletters. I'm a healer. 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The 32nd Birthday Bash

The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast

1:01:24 hr | 3 months ago

The 32nd Birthday Bash

"Twelve ounce, sports. visit us at twelve ounce sports radio DOT COM. It's the birthday bash in episode. One fifty, five, the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts as yours truly turns the big three to. The big three to know I don't know when I became an adult, either but I'll talk about my birthday, and what I expect for this upcoming year of we, we have sports, and also a change to this podcast. Ed Plus some sports tidbits ads all happening here on the local Syndey Sports podcast. Welcome to the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcasts with Lee w Maolin. This is a weekly podcast covering all sports in Cincinnati and Dayton. From Lima to the Ohio, river and Northern Kentucky from Eastern Indiana to Madison County at all points in between. This is your source of local Cincinnati and Dayton. Ohio sports visit the Lee wwl Dot. com slash podcast. Define your favorite podcasting platform music created with the SPLASH APP time for another episode with your host Lee w mountain. Yes indeed. My birthday was June fifth and thank you to all that. Wish me happy birthday, or if you're shouting at your screen like a normal person would. Thank you for the birthday. Wishes I'm really looking forward to year three to on this earth I'm really looking forward to high school football. Returning hopefully does knock on wood. That's me knocking on wood. And hopefully we get sports back soon. Does look good. But we won't know until closer to time, and it's June. You talk about high school football to August than anything. I guess but. Yes. Yours truly is very excited for year thirty two on this earth. I have an announcement to make about my podcast as well. And I'm very excited for this one for the first time in Quite some time I don't exactly know how long, but this podcast is now partly twelve ounce sports network family and you can visit these fine folks at twelve. Twelve ounce sports radio DOT COM and I will be writing for this website We'll be talking about southwest Ohio sports when all I cover and just a little bit about everything. I remember the poll. I had on my twitter. I don't even remember when it was ever sometime during the quarantine. Go back and look now. You don't have to go back and look it up. I pretty much asked hey, should I go back and blog? While my initial plan was hey, maybe I write a couple of post here and there my website like time sake. But and twelve ounce says hey, you WANNA right. I like sure and now I'm writing for twelve ounce sports so definitely give them a check out. They have their own store and a little bit of everything. Lot of good sports people on this website looking forward to talking with them some more, but yeah, I'm back to writing about sports. I gave up sports blogging just not because I got sick I just. I didn't like the topics and I, just writer's block and everything I have a lot of excuses. Which one do you want to hear? But to better my craft especially during the quarantine. Feel like I need to. Also yours truly is recording on a new laptop. That's my birthday. Present a new laptop and really love it so far. It's fast machine, so if podcast episode sounded a little different from one fifty five onwards. It's because I haven't setup all the settings and audacity correctly. Hack I still have to put in the keyboard secrets and all that stuff. I used to be able to do it on my old machine. Just Ping. Ping Ping just like that, but. It's my laptops about eight nine years old, so yeah, it was time for an upgrade, not getting rid of it I'll still have it, and you know in case of an emergency or I decide yeah. I'll go read machine. So there, you go a little bit of fun for yours truly so yeah. Again, if everything sounds different, one fifty five. I'm sorry. I haven't figure it out. Also audacity the newest editions they get rid of the equalization option and make it into two separate ones, filter, curve and graphics Eq-. Pretty sure they did the same thing I. Hope not if it sounds weird, just scream at me from the computer or finance social media. That's probably how I'll hear you. Anyway other than the podcast now part of the twelve ounce sports family, and yours truly back to writing, and it was my birthday. Yes, there are a few sports things I can talk about. First off. A rumor of some sorts meaning it. Might not happen. It might happen. Who knows Robert Morris now? Robert Morris is in Moon Township Pennsylvania, and actually it was my third. Choice that I would've made fourth choice because I have, right, States Cincinnati Dayton and that Robert Morse sent me some pamphlets. Robber Moore's. They have a lot of good sports. The currently in the East conference. The Horizon. League is looking at the colonial. which that would give the H. L. A. Nice footprint in Pittsburgh, so it'd be from Pittsburgh to green. Bay Wisconsin. And be another major media markets in the league. In fact, I think Youngstown is the smallest one, but then again when you're pinball between Cleveland and Pittsburgh there you go. Yeah I think that'd be a wonderful fit especially since the addition of purdue for well, maybe four would be the smallest. Do not think that through. Someone. Tell me which one which media markets smaller Fort Wehner Youngstown Ohio. Oh wait your answers. Okay now well. But. Yeah, absolutely I. I like the robber. Moore's fit, the only questions I have or Are you going to be okay with adding another football school? Robert Moore, says football. They also have lacrosse and ice hockey for men and women, and they're pretty darn good. Hockey sport to the colonials are in fact there. Are Very very nice, but all the other sports. It's a nice fit like I mentioned Pittsburgh. It's sixty miles away from youngstown dot an awful trip. But the question I have is travel partners. What are you going to do about trout partners? Obviously, you don't touch Wisconsin Green. Bay Milwaukee those partners for life until one or both. Jump out of the Horizon League. You probably won't touch the MISKIN. Partners of Oakland, in Detroit mercy. You have three schools in Ohio in the Horizon League. State young sound stay in Cleveland State and Indiana. You have up y and produce Fort Wayne. So you have those schools, you also have the. Flames in Chicago. Obviously you can't put Uic Rob Moore's together. What kind of travel partnership is that answer? Not a very good one. Right State Robert Morris. Not The worst, but Yeah. There's at school called Northern Kentucky. That's probably not happening. Robert Morse youngstown state. That'd be a perfect match up like I mentioned just sixty miles away from each other bought. What's that GONNA DO to Cleveland State. I don't know if you get rid of the. Up. Tandem Indianapolis Chicago Don that order of course. I don't know if they do that. But then what's going to happen to purdue Fort Wayne whereas their travel partner. Are you going to have a group of three? No, because that would be an equal amount of teams when it so forget I said that. Or do you do an East? West formation where you have six in the east six in the West? Course Robert Morris will be in the East right stay, Cleveland State youngstown state Let's see that before purdue Fort Wayne? But then we run into the problem Detroit Mercy Oakland, there's to those schools you know. In the West, definitely the Wisconsin teams you, I see you could probably throw UPN Y in the West. You. Can probably throw produce fort way in the West to just because Fort Wayne in Indianapolis are not that far apart. How long or how far they I don't know, but they're pretty close together. So. I I would love to see Robert Morris. Actually I'M GONNA, check it out and see if Robert. Morris has baseball. By big thing is I hope the new school that comes into the rise league. As baseball and it looks like they. Do except. I clicked on basketball by accident. Because I am good at technology. Try, that again Zozo kind of Nice with the two laptops, but that's not going to be normal. That is Robert Morris Chicago, which is not. The same Robert, Morris. We're talking about mentioned Robert Morse The D. One schools in Moon Township Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh area. Look like that is no for baseball and that makes me sad. I mean yes. The addition of Fort Wayne gives the Horizon League seven baseball teams bought. How Nice it would be haven't team. Think about that. Think about where you're conference tournament. Is Not Oh last last-place team doesn't make it. I don't know. But. Yeah! There is no baseball for Robert Morris. There's basketball, football, golf, ice, hockey, Lacrosse, and soccer for the men for the women's basketball cross, country, ice, hockey, Lacrosse, rowing, softball, soccer, track, and field and volleyball. So yeah, that would be a pretty nice fit. If Robert Morris did go that route. And also. There was A. Re tweets of that about the contract that Robert Morse and youngstown state have for men's basketball as they have a series. If Robert Morris, if slash when Robert Morris, join the Horizon League. The contract becomes null and void. Because obviously you have to play jeweler. It's Horizon League after all know it's conference play. So That is interesting again, not confirmed and yes, Robert Morris. The Horizon League is not a new rumor in the slightest I think we have Robert Morrison Horizon League when I went to right states, so yeah, it's a pretty old rumor. What I like it, yeah. But. We shall see. I don't know who else you would add. There's Bellarmine in Louisville. Bellarmine might be Beller me, even butts. Move from D to D one. Will. Take I mean look at Kentucky. They did not get in the Horizon League when they jumped to the D. One ship, the spent a couple years making and the Atlantic Sun. And then they got on the horizon. That fit has been absolutely outstanding. For not only Nova Talkie you but the Horizon League as well and also writes state and Ku. Best rivalry in the Horizon League. You can add me on this one but Robert Morris to the Horizon League. That is a rumor floating around. Again. But. I'll tell you something. That's not a rumor. L. Is back all twenty-six. MLS teams resume season at the ESPN worldwide a sports. Worldwide, actually what is? ESPN WW US. Why World of sports while? Wider a sports. Sorry I had to. Put My head in my hands. 'cause yeah, I, know I did a bad fail, but All twenty, six MLS. Teams in the twenty fifth year of MLS WILL BE IN ORLANDO. And this is from the fine folks. The Columbus crew remember this podcast not only covers FC Cincinnati, but the crew because yours truly was a crew fan. Before FC Cincinnati was a thing. FC Cincinnati was a thing in the US south now they're in the MLS. And I root for, both because I'm the most evil man alive. Actually. I know that is not the truth, but laugh at why don't you? So. This is going to start July eighth, so we still have a little bit of weight a little less than a month. Is the MOS is back tournaments at the ESPN wide world of Sports Complex, not the war, wide wide of sports complex like I, thought it was at the Walt Disney, world resort in Florida. The tournament which will be played without fans in attendance provides a compelling for MOS to resume its twenty-fifth season. This is from the press release on the website. Actually now this is from MLS. and. This is on the crew website so there you go. Group stage matches will count in the MLS regular season standings of the tournament on the spot in the twenty twenty one. Your Bank CON CF Champions League. Scotiabank. Social Yeah I guess that'd be. We are pleased to team up with Disney to relaunch the twenty twenty Emma seizing get back to playing soccer said MLS commissioner. Don Garber I'm not GonNa read the whole thing I'll get to the important parts, but all twenty sixteen. We'll be in Orlando Florida. Which? Yes for the second year of Kayla. Porter in Columbus and the second years, FC, Cincinnati and MLS. Maybe not the way you wanted it. Maybe, not the way celebrate the last year of Nipper Stadium and getting into Western stadium next year. Hopefully, everything is still a okay on that. Doesn't the crew stadium the new crew stadium open next steer to. was that on different line I don't know. I see law construction pictures on both stadium sites and let me tell you. That's nice, it's it's great that both Ohio teams are getting new stadiums. It's even nicer that the old stadium. Mafra Stadium or formally Columbus Crew Stadium once upon a time. It's going to be reused into a sports community park meaning lots of soccer pitches. I love that I wish more teens would do something like that, so that's off to the crew for that. So rolling down this like I said not gonNA. Read the entire thing. Asks the host club. ORLANDO CITY S C will be given the top seed in Group A, which will be the sixteen group and we'll play the first match July eighth. The five remaining seats consist of the four semi-finalists from last year's Mos Cup playoffs, which is a land united. Football Club Seattle Sounders FC and Toronto FC. And Royale Salt Lake the team with the next highest points total in the western conference from last year. Also if you hear rain, it's because that big storm is finally hit Dayton. Thought, I was supposed to hit us us after new, but no. Let's just do it when I'm recording fifty five. Thanks whether people. Just getting by the way. Looking down through here upon completion of the AMAS is bad tournament. MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule, and the whole markets fall by the MOLEST Cup Playoffs and the twenty fifth Emily Scott the schedule will be developed at a later date, so mls is back. Tournament is not the only soccer will get. which actually I think that's a new point I learned I knew that the tournament was. In Development, and of course MBA's been talking about have almost all, but what seventeen Goto Orlando and finish off a little bit of the regular season, and then get to the playoffs, or is it just get to the playoffs type of thing? I guess that make more sense, but there you go. SCO down through here. teams can start arriving in Florida. Of starts who arrive in Florida? That's better grammar. June twenty-fourth the Moss's back tournament starts July eighth, and then you start your round of sixteen in the tournament, July, Twenty fifth to twenty eighth quarterfinals July thirty August. I semifinals the fifth or sixth of the month, and the final is August eleventh. So in the whole tournament food July eighth until August eleventh. You have fifty four matches. Thirty nine group at fifteen knockout, which leads the knockout will be closer towards. You know the quarterfinals around sixteen. Even you have twenty six matchdays. You have group State Fall by route of sixteen quarters semi's semi's and championship. Each club will have three matches, but no more than seven. So yeah. Mos is back. Baby And then you go sweet sixteen. It's the route, sixteen baby or something like that but. Yeah, I like it. Because you know what that means. Sports are back. Look at three year to make sure there isn't anything else. That I'm forgetting about talk. Don't see scheduled for the crew, nor FC Cincinnati, so that might have to come on a later episode, which is fine, but Yeah. Soccer's back. How can you not be happy with that? I think we'll take a quick break and come back with a little bit more. There is a very exciting bit of news for Cincinnati. And I definitely want to be the one to share with. And it's the first for Mount. Saint Joseph University. Lee that note, but don't forget the T- public store. Tell them about it myself. Listeners you can buy the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts merchandise. Thanks, not public. You have a strong choice variety from t shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies, coffee, mugs, phone, cases, magnets, stickers, notebooks, totes, and even more T. public also holds frequent sales to where you can save up to thirty five percent off on just about everything. visit the lead WWL DOT com slash podcast. Then Click on the blue shop. My store, t public button. A portion of each sale helps out the podcast. 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And I've had my personal twitter account for ten years. It's been lost sports actually tons of sports, a little personality mixed in by little personality I mean outside sports I. Don't tweet much so a little personalities right? I really need to work on that eventually, but yeah ten years of being on twitter. Actually, it's a little bit longer because I also ran. The WWF one of six nine sports account for. The first or second year I was sports director that we did that. Was the first year, so I've been on twitter since two thousand eight marvelous. My personal counts is ten years old now so. If. You're looking to give me gifts because of that because that's totally thing, people do just keep listening to this podcast. That's all I can really ask you. Also shop at t public especially when we have flash sales by we I, mean t public, and every little bit of each sale goes to help me out so. Yeah. That would be most appreciative of course if you have money if you don't no big deal. Just Avenue aboard listening to me. Talk about since ninety sports. That's what I like. And, also I have a special guest. Cassie the cat who's normally asleep during these podcasts episodes is wanting to play spring, so I should have a whole episode talking about our cat in the meat thing she does she's. She's a great kitty, but. Now you go. My twitter account is ten years old. Celebrate accordingly. I guess. Actually, there is another thing I wanted to talk about two things I wanted to talk about no three things. This is why I script all my episodes, because if I don't script, my episode becomes a Free Form Mats. And I hate messes. As, well as that hedgehog no. Not that. So the first one I liked to talk. About is sanctioned Ohio girls wrestling. This is twitter user. Oh, girl, wrestling! Now my personal thoughts. Sanctioned that sport immediately. I love it when. Not. Only men but women can have the same opportunities in sports and I think Ohio would be a perfect state to be the twenty six to sanction. The Sport Florida's the twenty fifth. In fact that just happened earlier this week, so the Ohio Girls High School Wrestling Taskforce announces the launch of Hashtag Sanction H., a grassroots effort to work towards getting high school girls wrestling approved as a sanctioned sport in Ohio. And the press releases attach to that tweet. Again, that's sanctioned Hashtag sanction Oh and the press release. is as follows. The activities of the campaign include educate wrestling coaches and school administrators on girls wrestling. Work with individual schools to form official high school girls, wrestling teams provide resources to schools and coaches to develop girls. Teams work with the HSA Coaches Committee and stay office on sanctioning efforts and the creation of an Hsa a state championship and help coronate competition opportunities for girls until sanctioning is achieved meeting before Ohio says okay, it's a sport and also schools can have it if they want. They want way for girls to be able to wrestle and like I mentioned before I love it. Wrestling such a great sport requires all your physicality and all your wits. I mean you might think. Oh, just slamming them down onto the madden. Try to pin. There's more to that and. I love being able to announce the greater. Miami Valley Wrestling Association. Game I I've heard that in a couple of episodes or almost all of them, but. Yeah I I really want to see this. Take flight. Just because of the fact that girls can wrestle to. We had a couple actually. yeah, this past two, thousand nineteen when I was trying to think of we did or not. But. Yeah, at of course there's a couple of state Champs Olatunji Liberty Miami S-. Those are probably the two programs you think about Miami being the one closest us. Miami's had the first ever state title winter. Olympia. I think. But absolutely this should be a sports. If the boys can do it. Why can't the girls so definitely? It's something I. Hope Takes Flight, and it might take a few years to get off the ground, but. I say if there's opportunities, let them be. Again if you want more on this twitter is at Oh girl wrestling. Just the one girl but they go. There is a second part to this press release. The communication lead for the Ohio Girls Highschool Wrestling Taskforce's Jeff Martin, and he says this is a great opportunity for young women in Ohio to be able to wrestle against their own gender. It's time we get to the forefront of the National Movement. The time is now to make a push sustained effort to sanction girls wrestling when Ohio. which brings me at this point? because. There really isn't girls wrestling in Ohio yet of a girls go against boys just because. That's most folks now granted gotten. Girls versus girls a little bit more especially that I mentioned. Did I. Mention that it seems like years ago. Thanks, quarantine, but. Absolutely I feel like this will get done. I feel like it will get passed. and. I sincerely hope it does if fact, the media contacts might be coach from. Be All intangible local school district, so the that'd be Olatunji orange right there. And you know how much I like. The Pioneers Hockey Jersey so by to go up there pioneers. So yes, that is. One thing I wanted to talk about. something that made me smile because this is a coach jumping from rival to rival the site. Abby more was the head coach of girls basketball at Franklin. Monroe, no, not Franklin. Not Monroe Franklin Monroe. Just, in case, this is your first time. Listen to this podcast Franklin and Monroe are villages in actually cities in Franklin's in Warren. County Monroe's in Butler county. Franklin Monroe. Is based off Monroe Township in southern Darke county south east of Greenville on you stay route forty nine. Are. Canham is the closest rival they're in the same league that Cross County Conference and next year the Western Ohio Athletic Conference. So, that'd be more is now the head coach of the Arcane on Trojans? Very good program Franklin jets. And very good program Cam Trojans Jordans get a very good coach, and definitely looking forward to seeing what are Cam can do and looking forward. See what Franklin Monroe does next. So that from Jim. De Belts at J. Dabs eighty-six, and hopefully soon. I have him on as a guest for the third time. This pockets history because he is writing a book. And I believe he'd be the third author. I've interviewed behind Chuck Gabe. Ringer and Chick Lockwood because he wrote. A book about the Bengals in two thousand four which. Is Very cool. The Wright State Raiders. They get a big commitment from a Shamanov Julianne Pitcher and Sebastian Gongora. You might know that name Sebastian Gore because he pitched for two State Championship baseball teams at CJ. Yes the CJ baseball program very good and winners of the last two state titles in. Which Division is it? I probably should look that up, but this is from the Dayton. Daily News. News on twitter. Yeah, right states getting a good lefty. Sebastian Gongora like a mentioned. Played For two State Championship baseball teams at CJ, and he announces committed to w issue, Monday. You can read through the article. I haven't retweeted on mine. So let me tell you about Gone Gore's career at Shamanov Juliet. Sophomore year. Six wins one loss an era of one point four seven for those that don't know about. The lower the number is the less amount of runs you give up. Your a is earned runs average pretty much runs that score that aren't helped with errors or count against you basically. So, yeah, what point four seven era as a sophomore! Yeah. It's pretty good. In the twenty eighteen state championship against the Redskins of what Canada is to run, go ahead single on the top of the seventh, broke the tie and carry the eagles to a three one win for their first title. Let Me Tell You, about twenty nineteen Gongora nine wins. No losses er a lower down to one point fifteen. Yeah. That is what we know in the term baseball as great stuff. In The D. Two state championship game that season. I was going to say three. I'm glad I looked that up. Gore allow one run on four hits in seven innings, pitching the eagles to a four two win against Gilmour Academy. Cj became the ninth team and Oh. A history to win back to back. State titles only nineteen. How about that? And of course Gongora couldn't pitch senior because Corona, virus? So definitely a big commitment. For right states. Continuing to build the Monster Great College Baseball. Program I don't think I need to tell you my feelings on. Wright state and Dayton Dayton's growing rice states spin strong for the past few years. And Alex Sogard the head coach w. he's got a good left-hander. And looking forward to seeing Gongora pitch for the raiders, hopefully in two thousand and twenty one. Actually on the interviews I did today I mentioned. That I hope Ohio State does reschedule the game at Wright state because that would be pretty cool to announce buckeyes raiders, and be the first time Ohio states play them right state since nineteen ninety-six when men soccer did that. Back in the day, so yeah. Big Commitment for right states, and they continue to build the monster. So Great News. Now this is the point of interest that I wanted to talk about like a mansion. It's for our friends. At Mount, Saint Joseph University. You have dual sports, Star and Cornell Beecham junior as the heartland male athlete of the year. That's the heartland. That's the heartland collegiate athletic conference. The to the have Mount Saint Joseph Have College as well D. Conference around here. So. Let me tell you a little about Cornell, Beecham Junior, and why he got the male athlete of the year award from the heartland. Not only does he play football, but he's also a wrestler. What did he do with the wrestling? Team Oh. Just one thousand, seven hundred and four yards, rushing and receiving with seventeen touchdowns. And Wrestling Mall Twenty one wins losses and number one seed in the division three championship before the pandemic it. Yeah, that is getting done for Mount, Saint Joseph. And Cornell Beecham junior is a former warrior of whitten woods and I think in previous substance I mentioned how much I like whitten woods. So yeah. That's huge. That's awesome. I ever Hartland male athlete of the year goes to Cornell Junior. Of Mount Saint Jo's university so congrats to Cornell on that well-deserved award, twenty one wins and a number one ranking in division three. Collegiate wrestling. Around here. It's all division three. There's a D. One program. Outside Ohio States Cleveland State might still have. There's all those rumored. They're cutting it, but I think they reverse course on that. Yeah Right. State had a program cut in the nineties. You D how to program in the nineties. Miami Cincinnati Xavier. Kentucky. Not sure their history, but they probably have wrestling and probably cut it, but that's a shame too because. Well wrestling. You. Do need a venue to play. Dr. You. Need Matt's. You need the cleaning solution so that you know. Germs and stuff don't. Effect? But I WANNA. See more collegiate wrestling. And it's. It's something that I wished would happen, but it's in the meantime I've been enjoying. MS J. Wrestling's updates because there's a lot of Cincinnati ins staying put. It was an eaton, Ohio Wrestler and I forget his name. But he's committed to bouncing Joseph. The forest one. I saw Georgia Wisconsin two very different places. Let me tell you, but. Yeah. This is from Lance McAlister in Cincinnati. That's the original tweet. That's the one I retweeted. But like I mentioned. The football numbers close to two thousand yards, rushing receiving seventeen touchdowns and rustling, not a loss twenty one wins. And, one seed in D. Three. So Yeah It doesn't say what wrestling classes though, but that's okay when you're number one top. Yeah. I don't. A. I still a great feat when you're number one. Also, there is something else. I wanted to talk about, and there's other thing I wanted to talk about this. Why don't use to laptops because then I? Get distracted and everything. So this one's more Horizon League affiliated. And this one stemming from wheeling you athletics. This is formerly willing. Jesuit former FO- of the ban. Blue Knights. Will Ryan their head coach. RESIGNED WILLING TO ACCEPT A D. One head coaching position at Wisconsin Green Bay. Now the firing that Green Bay had Linka Darsur I think. Daughter Darsur. I, think it starts. Yeah, that was surprising. Green Bay, let me tell you. Defense, yeah have not been the greatest, but man could the phoenix put up points a worry though in men's basketball this year. So. He gets the boot I think during the quarantine. So that was a that got a of people crushing that Fall Green Bay in the Phoenix. I, looked outside. It's like you know it's probably what. Did Steve Maclean. They think they can do better and who that coaching staff and they experience. Yeah, I think the flames are going to be very interesting. Maybe not this upcoming year because you know, give a coach one year to kind of settle up and everything, but I've been wrong before I mean look at Brabourne now. Right State, his first year NC device first time since one thousand, nine, hundred for right state up got. So we'll Ryan. What? I didn't realize until earlier today when I was helping my fiance with her job. Son Of Brian Formerly of the Wisconsin Badgers. Yeah Ryan's coaching the Phoenix. That's pretty, cool. Also you might know. Dick Bennett was once the head coach Wisconsin Green Bay and son Tony Bennett Oh what he do. Oh, when a national championship with Virginia. And yes, you bring that up the first one sixteen loss and March madness to. UNBC which is Maryland, Baltimore, county. And what caused almost all of twitter to follow UNBC. Athletics because they. They're like. They're probably the biggest smart Alex. you can get from Athletic Department so I. Dig Them So. But Yeah Son of Bill Ryan now head coach of Green Bay. And now wheeling is looking for new men's basketball coach. and. Okay I said one more thing. There are two more things. This wants quick though the Florence Y'all's have introduced their brand new home jerseys. Do you like powder, blue or sky blue. Well, you're going to love these because these are powder blue to the Max you WanNa, talk about nineteen eighty s where most of the away jerseys are powder blue. All let's The Philadelphia. Phillies Kansas City royals. Saint Louis Cardinals Milwaukee brewers. I felt like I'm missing team in their Texas Rangers to they have powder blue. I think they did. Baccio Expos technically. Toronto Blue Jays. You get the point although. I've really sky blue. Is that more, just light blue? WHO CARES ANYWAY? Florence y'all's. They recently introduced their new home jerseys like I mentioned powder, blue, white numbers, red shadows, and Y'all's and read with the cursive logo powder, blue hats with the Y in the star over the Y. and read bills. They have the red white red piping like the oldest, since registers, these did. The y'all's worked with. Since the funny thing to say the Florence Y'all's I still miss the freedom. I still miss the freedom name, but the all's. In case you don't know the story. It's based on the water tower that was supposed to be full of Florence Mall, but because the mall wasn't going to be built for another two years. You can't have advertisements for something that doesn't exist. Seem sensible. So. They took the mall and scraped off the outer legs and became Florence y'all. There you go, you almost learn something today. The new home jerseys spectacular. They also introduced a couple of alternative hats. y'All's is on. Want with red bill and a tri color white front. And Sky Blue in the back. The other one is sky blue. Bill the Y. Logo again on White Front. So. Yeah, go fly! Fall them at Florence underscore y'all's no apostrophe. You see these jerseys. You'll fall in love like I did. Last up. This has to do with the University Cincinnati. This is from Mike Dyer. University of Cincinnati acknowledges petition that seeks to change the name of Marge Schott Stadium. Logo History Time Marge Schott no her as being the GM of these Cincinnati reds and you might know that she wasn't the nicest to anyone that's. Was African. American or of the Jewish faith. Or Asian American And she had A. Thing for Adolf Hitler. I know that's absolutely disgusting. Also her Saint Bernard dog used to crap all over the place A. Riverfront! Are Synergy at the time. I guess actually was synergy was ninety six who cares? So yeah. Beautiful. Ballpark at UC. I was hoping to get a chance to announce a game there, but unfortunately all the times I got. Ud or Wright state, but beautiful ballpark. It's right off the main drag. It's by vine. It's it's wonderful. It's a wonderful field artificial turf. and lots of shade great press box. Once upon a time you see used to play at. What was it? Johnny Bench field. Also I should mention Mike Dyer tweed it, but he also got help with Reggie Wilson who used to be the sports director at. ABC Twenty Fox forty five up here in Dayton. So. Both of them worked on this article. The online petition seeking to change the name of UC's Baseball Stadium had seven thousand, five hundred eighty one online signatures at four forty five Tuesday. Dave recording that would be twenty four hours ago on the DOT. Look at that. The Change Dot Org petition was started by former UC outfielder in Jordan rainy, who was also a Moeller high school graduate? Rainy said he wants to see the name of UC's baseball stadium change because of repeated offensive remarks, the late shot mate in the nineteen nineties as the Cincinnati reds owner, I said. I'm sorry. Owner shot died in two thousand four. The new athletic director at UC John. Cunningham said in a statement Monday afternoon. He's always open to speaking of student athletes about the concerns. That next scheduled meeting for you see Board of Trustees Has June twenty third so thirteen days from now going to the board website. And also one of the captains of UC's baseball team. Nathan more, a senior right hander, tweeted his support for the name change as well. and His tweet reads. It's got the link for the petition. To Amazing Cincinnati Baseball fans to everyone. Please read this and make a small decision that will spark great change. More said he's asking you see changed the name of Marge Schott Stadium prior to start of next season, two, thousand, twenty one. So. Yeah, I mentioned. Marge Schott. Owner of the reds like data Hitler for. Some reason that yeah, it's awful and her hatred for. Pretty much everyone I guess. So Yeah I. Mean I like this wave a change and I think it'd be nice. To have a different name. Former Boston red sox stand out in three time all star. Kevin Youkilis a former UC baseball player tweet on Sunday. He agrees with more in the petition. Youkilis tweeted. We should change the name the University Cincinnati Baseball Stadium. And he stood with. Nike Nate To. Kevin Youkilis twitter name is Greek God of hops. That's great. Why Not Kevin Youkilis? Think! He's the last pro from UC to get to the majors. I think. Although, we do have Aj bump in Cincinnati reds. Minor League market, and that reminds me. There's another thing I want to talk about. See I feel like I don't have a lot to talk about and then I do but there we go so those two more thanks to cover. If. I can find that list if I didn't delete it like. There is nice. But yeah, I agree. I I would love to see that change. My cousin, who is a graduate of Saint, Ursula Academy Down South and Cincinnati a girls only school. There's five girls, only schools and four boys only schools Cincinnati. She. Shared I don't know if she started i. think she just shared a petition to change the name of two? Things at Saint Ourselves one is. Shoddy Stadium, this is going off muscle memory, and the other one is shot hall or something like that I might have a reverse I might have an incorrect but my. Idea is correct. So Yeah I like it and I'm probably line signed the petition after I get all this done. Josh Harrison. Got All about Josh Harrison. You know if we didn't have A. Suarez I'd say. Go get Harrison Megan play third. Former Princeton Viking former UC Berkeley up. That'd be great. He also tweeted his support for the change as well. You See Baseball stadium was constructed in two thousand four. The facility was named March off stadium in the spring of two thousand six after the margin. Charles J shot foundation made it to to two dollars. Gift skews me. Two million dollar gift to the Richard Elander Varsity village to save is located directly east of Johnny. Bench field the bearcats previous home where utilise played in college. Is Johnny Benfield? So. I mean that that's a battle for the two million dollar gift. I I'm not defending. Anything shod did don't get me wrong, but. You have a gift I. is to change I'm not in any. Form of power, nor do I claim to be but. Who knows? The ARC continues on. This is from W. CPO by the way like I mentioned Mike Dyer and Reggie Wilson. Helping out, the cause Ramey mentions that's important to him. His family because he's from Cincinnati. You look at the world and you know you say you want change, X Y and Z out there, right? It's all out there. There's a lot of things that could change in Cincinnati that we will change so very competent. The people around me who stepped up sport this petition on this. And he also told the ABC affiliate. In Cincinnati he email UC. President, Neville Pinkel about the petition. So. deathly if you agree. I'd say. Go. Sign it yourself. It's a change dot, Org. extre-. Promise it's long URL. It's changed the name of University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium and at this time of recording. Eight thousand, two, hundred forty to have signed. To forty four. To forty five. Let's get to ten thousand. I don't. He's going to have a problem getting to ten thousand so definitely. If you believe in that cause to go, assign it, go and Senate, not go assign it. Go and sign it. And Jordan Ramey mentions why again like I mentioned? She was banned from MLB for support of the Nazi party leader. Adolf Hitler in Nineteen ninety-six. Said multiple. Racial slurs towards African Americans Jews and the people of Japanese ancestry. and. Bugsy like at the time, the Executive Council, chairman, and also I believe the Commissioner of Major League Baseball Mrs shots remarks. Let the most basic type of racial and ethnic stereotyping. Dining an insensitivity that cannot be accepted or tolerated by anyone in baseball. So, there you go again, change Dot Org. Sign it there if you want to. And I'm going to sign it soon as I. Get done with episode one fifty five. There is another thing I like to talk about I promise the last one then. We'll talk about next week for the PODCAST. You might be well in cart in cultured even. The Battle of MLB and the players Union trying to get the twenty twenty season. On and I don't know if we will have a spar nod. That's not what I'm talking about here. What I'm talking about is there have been major cuts to most minor league baseball markets meeting teams have caught a lot of players. Keep in mind twenty twenty one is now when. Am I. Oh, bees gotta look a whole lot different twenty, some less teams on it. The Cincinnati reds recently cut forty eight people forty eight out of a job. And I will go over these names. There's a lot of former Dayton dragons on here. and. It's also listed by position, which is very very helpful. First Baseman. Bruce Yari Camera Warren Gavin Lavallee and Jorges Sequeira. They have been caught second baseman cash case. That disappointed me because you have a player in cash case. Is that not the greatest name? Third Baseman Caleb van, Blake and Luis, Tejada you have catchers Edward Guzman Frontier Rodriguez, Hunter Oliver Borgen Lofts, trump, and your mail knaves. Outfitters Christian or level Emilio. Garcia Jefferson Giraldo eighteen. Miles Gordon and randy interrupt. shortstops lineal Peres Samuel Chimeras and Thomas Laura. And pictures will start with left handers Andy Cox. Ms Ale Lopez Michelle. I Dunno Ruben Nunez and Tyler Jay Right. There's lot of them. Adrian Rodriguez. trae Andres. Falcon Andrew McDonald Austin or wiler. Carlos Santos Daniel Duarte. Daddy, smell, TAVERNA's. Dylan. Riot with Israel. Israel none T. Jake Paulson Jeffrey Nino Jordan Johnson Jose Lopez Jose Arteaga. Moco men well many various Orlando, Rodriguez Own Hernandez. Ranaldo, Malta Walker, Reichel Willie Mendez and Yoel Deals. That's forty eight at the time I took this screen shot on my phone. That was one of the top numbers. I think the New York Yankees got rid of fifty players. and Seattle was rumored to. Be Getting rid of a lot. More players like the mariners were going to clean house. It's very sad to see anyone get released. Now many of these players. I solve with the Dayton dragons. Bruce Yari Cameron Warren Gavin Lavallee I saw them as dragons not in the same year, but they all came through Dayton. Bruce Yari had a very nice bat. He always. Competed fairly well in Dayton camera more got off to a slow start that had a hot start, and I think he cooled off. The last season Gavin Lavallee. listed. As a first basement because he was a third baseman Dayton and yes, I know players can switch positions anytime from. One place to another. That but Lavallee was always a third baseman. Cash case he did not get to. Dayton, although it was. Projected, he would in two thousand twenty. I think Caleb Van Blake was going to be in Dayton this year. Morgan lobster term was a dragon. He was normally the third string catcher guy lie playing time last year. Andy Cox, the former Tennessee volunteer had Tommy John Surgery and was on. The comeback routes. Sometimes. He was roughed up over time. He was back to his old self. He was stellar. And it makes me sad to see. He's on the list. Adrian? Rodriguez! He bounced around from starter to bullpen relief couple times. And also I think he was the one that had these nickname of duck in Spanish. And, forget what that word is, but if you know what the go! Actually. I skipped over outfielders. Miles, Gordon. Speedy speedy outfielder. It makes me sad to see him on this list. rant event tour to. Both very good outfielders. Last year miles Gordon coming back to Dayton. He added as high as what was it four forty one and had hits in Oh. He had a long hitting streak, not as long as Jose series streak back in twenty seventeen, but you give one saying. Randy Ventura. He picked up from the brave SINGLE-A team. By Cincinnati back, and he always batted fairly well. He's not the tallest player out there. No, but hey y'all has competed hard and one. Of the players I always like watching when he was in Dayton I- mentioned Adrian Rodriguez. Andrew McDonald former Mason comets. He got cuts last year. Did well in some parts. There's. There's one or two games where he gave up law runs, but Yeah! It was nice to see a local kid getting a chance with the reds farm system. You Have Austin or Wyler. Who I've always liked. He kind of looks like Joey votto in a sense but rice university product. His record weren't great, but he's. Always around the three thirty mark so. Not Bad. Looking through the lists, try and see if I recognize any names. Jake, Paulson. He was part of the dragons. Bullpen few years back. Jordan. Johnson's name sounds familiar, but I don't think it's the same one. Also Jose Lopez I. Don't think I'm thinking of the same. Jose Lopez. and. That's all the pitchers. shortstops never made today. So. The reds are going to be losing was four teams in twenty twenty one, if nothing changes between now and then. Like. I mentioned I hate to see anyone. Get Cut. But yeah, forty eight during the quarantine were. Wonder when you're GONNA play if you're GONNA play. Yeah! It's it's not great. Although the reds, a couple of days later would say hey, we will make sure of the rest of the minor leaguers are taken care of four. Think the rest of the season. I think or no until the end of August. But that is most likely the end of the minor league season. Unless you make the playoffs of course so. Yeah that's all. I wanted to cover, and the last thing is next week. I am planning on having a podcast releasing frenzy. What does that mean well? It means I have several interviews to do. In fact, I had to right off the bat. They are very very good. So I'm considering it's not finalized yet, but I'm considering having at least five episodes released next week, maybe seven. I haven't decided yet. If you listen to this and say wow, that's a really bad idea. I should probably stop him from doing this. Travesty. Then go ahead and tell me, but. My plan is I. Want to stay on top of my craft and this is the only way to do it because. I don't have a sports to call and my baseball season got wiped away. So there you go by the way prospect league and Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. They're not playing in two thousand twenty. I'm pretty sure. I covered it in a previous episode, but now you know just in case you didn't listen to it. So. I'm thinking about releasing a live episodes would be one per day if I do it. and. Yeah! If. You like the idea. Say something if you don't say some. If you're indifference. Raise your hands in the air like you just don't care or something like that. But that will close up so one fifty five the birthday bash. Why cover several topics without having a script in front of me and it turned out to be a power and our long. because. That was my plan the whole time. Like I said I got another interview tonight, and I got to the next few days, and then one on Saturday, so I have a full slate and I am very happy because these guests are. People you need to hear from. I mean that's. When I started this podcast, I always wanted to cover Cincinnati. Dayton, sports, but little do you know? I don't want to say little. Do you know but? I feel like people need to know about the fine folks that make. Sports happen so that's why I like doing this. That will do it for episode one, Fifty, five and our first episode of the. Blasted flashing. Week I forgot what I already called it. We will have the voice of the chiller. Coffee Paints, and Jacob Weiss special guest, and it turned out quite well and I. Hope you enjoy. When it is released, but and tell them. This is the since nine eight sports podcasts with lead W Malan and we'll talk to you again for episode one. Fifty six. Thank you for listening to another episode of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts with Lee w Allen to subscribe to the podcast. Please visit the lead w Mao dot com slash podcast from there. You can choose your favorite platform such as apple podcast Google podcast tune in spotify, the iheartradio APP and many more interact with the podcast and hosts on twitter at the W Allen and at Sunday pod liked facebook page, the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcast and download the free flicked jet APP then search for the local Sunday. Sports Group to submit your future. Meal back questions. The closing theme is lights go down by Dan hennig provided by the Youtube Music Library Collection. This is Lee w Malan and I. Hope you enjoyed this week's podcast. Please join me again next week on the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast.

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The Three-Year Celebration

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The Three-Year Celebration

"The following presentation of the Cincinnati Dayton sports podcasts has been edited for the Midwest Sports. Network feed both commercial breaks. I've been edited out. None of the actual material has been removed for the full video stream. Please visit the lead, wwl, dot com, and now episode one seventy two and the three years celebration. Covering sports in the Midwest. It's the mid. West Sports Network and WSF'S DOT net. Welcome to the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcasts with lead W Maui. This is a weekly podcast covering all sports in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio from Lima to the Ohio River. Northern Kentucky from Eastern Indiana to Madison County and all points in between. This is your source of local Cincinnati and Dayton. Ohio sports visit the lead WWL DOT com slash podcast to find your favorite podcasting platform. Music created with the splash. APP, time for another episode with your host Lee w Maolin. Three years of the Cincinnati and Dayton sports podcast I can hardly believe it ladies and gentlemen. Today this podcast turns four years old I have done this podcast for. Three years and I can hardly believe it and this corona virus quarantine. Quite awesome view. I had no idea what was going to happen to me and the PODCASTS. Luckily, I figure out what to do with the podcast with a bunch of interviews twenty six of them. In fact and I am planning to a bunch more on the podcast. Don't forget to check out t public and red bubble, so let's get things. Underway got a couple of questions. Thanks to the of fine folks that are part of the twelve hours, sports, family, and we will be covering those. As this hour goes along. And in fact I don't see any reason why to hold these questions so. It's time for Mallon's mailbag. It's sure is time for Mallon's mailbag. If you can send me questions and I catch him I will answer them live on this stream. If not, that's one seventy three will be four. So the first question, a god in Maui mailbag is from these sports stance. A shortened season. Do you think the reds have a legitimate shot to make the playoffs? Yes I do. There's actually two questions from the sports stance. Thank you very much folks, but yes, I do and I'll tell you why. That lineup that the redskin offering day in day out S- I. Think is fantastic, I think. If the redstone, start off with a big old cold streak like they did. Last year they went was one in eight. Yeah I think this reds team can compete and I think their offenses. Going to be fine in the NL Central, sorry, the central, because there's a l teams also there as well. Pitching wise starting pitchers I feel great about. I think they are going to be fine the starting five. Bullpen however. Well last. Year didn't start off to be. A crutch of the team but As the season wore on. The bullpen got gassed I. About that and I worry about you know some the arms. I coming in, I mean Pedro stroke did pick up his. First Exhibition win yesterday. We'll talk a little bit about that. But. I think you'll be okay. I think yes. The reds can get to the playoffs in a short and sixty games season. Can you believe that the season opens up later on the week? Reds, first game will be against the Detroit Tigers on Friday. This is so weird. Say I mean. Did you really think we'd have baseball or any sports? Until you know the turn of the new, year? I getting to that point where yeah I was thinking. No, no, we're not gonNa have sports until then. I still hope I'm wrong, and it looks like I will be wrong with you. Know Mls being thing in Florida. We'll talk about that little bit lighter. And the reds opening up season had an exhibition game yesterday against a team. That wasn't another Cincinnati reds team. So I don't know maybe I'm a extreme pessimist on that, but the second question from the sports stance. Will Joe Borough throw for twenty plus touchdowns this season, and will the bengals not finishing last place in the AFC north. Yes, and yes, and here's my reasons why? Joe Burr I. Think is going to be a tremendous quarterback. Course short time in college ball and having his best season last year. How much can you really read into that coming into his work year in the National Football League? And I've always been the type of mind. Thank you know. It's not especially football especially if they're going to eighty players on a team. I mean. Joe Borough is one Bangel of that whole squad. He's got gotTA. Have a great year. The offensive line has to do better I mean granted as the year went on last year, considering the bengals finished fourteen, I think the O. Line did get better. Early on that season. Let's talk about that. And also the two and fourteen record yet two wins out of sixteen played, but look most of the losses. They were competitive. There's only a few blowout losses like San. Francisco New Orleans two great teams in the NFL. So I definitely think the bengals will not finish last and I. Thank Joe, Borough. A great year. Pending any injuries happening, mean green if he comes back this year, I think he's GonNa. Do welty Higgins. You know learning from Aj Green who learned from Ocho Cinco. I definitely think yeah. I think the. Bengals are in for a good year. Super Bowl Year. That's not go their. Playoff year. I pretty optimistic on that but again. See how Joe Borough does I want to see how that offensive line I wanna see how the free agents to I think the Bengals have definitely improved. Thanks to the free agent market, which is something that the bengals. Don't really do in their history well especially, since the Mike Brown days began in the Early Nineteen Ninety S. I. I have high hopes for this. BENGALS team. Granted my high hopes don't mean hey. The bengals are going to do well. I just a broadcaster announcer in podcasters giving you my opinion on that. But I definitely think Joe. Borough will throw for twenty plus touchdowns especially, if Greens healthy. Hagan's and I really WANNA. See how drew sample does as tight end. You know especially since Tyler I for is no longer a Bangle Mercy Jacksonville. I think it's Jacksonville, but yes, thank you. Sports stands for those questions and another question. It's time for Mallon's mailbag. No, I don't have to keep playing that sound from my row caster pro putt year now. What I like it! This is the cody Janssen again. All these are from the twelve out sports family. Thank you folks for chipping in some questions. This one's a little bit of the Sunday reach, but I'll take it because you know me, I? Do like sports and this is about hockey. Could Cleveland Ohio support and NHL team. I don't know if I still have an answer. I've been racking my brain on that yet. Everything said like Ken Cleveland. Really support an NHL team. Considering that Columbus Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania have teams. That's NHL Hockey and I don't know if that will work. Could Cleveland Ohio in their fans supported seen absolutely. I think that would be i. think that would be nice for Cleveland. I mean historically. They had the Cleveland Barons and that funds story merging with the. Was it. Wasn't the California Golden Golden Seals at the time or visit the Oakland seals. They're out, west, but and then they finally merged into the Minnesota North Stars. A. Well also Detroit Michigan too I mean that's that's three markets and Cleveland's. Not a patch trip no matter where you go. I liked the current setup for NHL H, what Columbus and Cleveland I? Think. That's a beautiful partnership. And I hope that lasts for quite some time now. My alternate dream would be Cincinnati completing the I seventy one chain for the blue jackets. Dayton Ohio Getting A. H. L. team again, but we need an arena for that and talk about this a lot on the podcast, but that's okay. I think the fans in Cleveland could support it. Will Nhl have a team that close to three ever teams in Toronto Ontario Canada. I. Don't know I. Don't think so, but then again. Who am I say but yeah I definitely like see Cleveland keep supporting hockey. And you know. I keep I wanted to say the Q. But it's rocket mortgage arena now, isn't it? Won't play that theme again. You years for once from Minor League Rando. This is someone that I like following his stuff on twelve ounce sports especially since he also talks about the Federal Hockey League. If you don't know, I was broadcasting the Dayton. Teens when the F. H. L. had camp here at hair arena. We don't have hair. We don't have hockey and our pets. Heads are falling off. The bengals seem to be going all in on Joe Borough someone who is mediocre until last season I mean if you look at his stats, I mean good and then last year. Just you know fireworks, so yeah, is the team setting themselves up for failure again? If this does not play out. Does not work out, sorry. Oh. You know like I mentioned I believe that the bengals are going to be relying on Joe. Borough as quarterback, but remember quarterback is one position one player. You gotTA. Have that offensive line working the wide receivers, the running back and I didn't even mention that. The first bengals question if Joe Mixon has a cell line. Look out because he's going to run all across the. NFL. Nhl Be interesting have a running back on ice. No August up Joe Mixon not even the choice. But. That's that's a solid point I mean look at the previous cornerstones that the bengals have tried to draft and. My lifetime. I mean the first round picks up and really worked out. Joanna Williams I was really high on him and then Bam. He, he had his season ending injury before. preseason even began. Alkali Smith like I mentioned. Carson Palmer you can mentions probably the best pick that the bengals add and quarterback wise. Could you be disappointed on how Carson did his tenure with Cincinnati? And now I I can't really answer that I i. like the work that Palmer did and you know. He had displeasure with the ownership Cincinnati. That's fine I. I don't know, but. That's a very good question I mean. Joe was heavily. In announced says going to be the first pick out of the NFL draft this. Previous strath. Interesting cause of Joe Borough goes down. There's no Andy Dalton. He's now in Dallas and ward on. The street is yes. He dyed his hair blue. Because you know cowboys, colors are blue. Actually then buddies back in his collegiate state of taxes. You know with TCU everything. Who's going to help Joe Borough? I forget who the bengals signed. I know they have a backup, but. I! Don't know I think. If borough. Berle's going to need time to grow. Don't expect that lasts lsu season into the first year. The bengals if it happens then. That's outstanding. That's great and I love. See that happen, but I'm not expecting it. He's a rookie in the NFL. It's a lot different than they collegiate game so. It's a very interesting point. Mean if borough doesn't work out then. What did the bengals do dry again for another first round? Pick and See how that works. And I got my go her messaging me on facebook. Thank you, Michael, her and great friend to me. Great broadcaster in North West Ohio also does a great podcast around the herm. Can't agree. Burr was mediocre I. Yeah, you know what I take back what I said I mean is good, but not you know. Like he was last season. He grew into that his last year at Lsu. You know we can't really argue on. That was his best, but. Hey Michael, hope! You're doing well and. Keep up the great work. He's a great guy. So definitely you know. Thank you Michael. Like I said. We don't have a crystal ball in front of me. I can't tell you that burrows going to light Cincinnati on fire or you know. It's an over height package. I can't tell you that. I don't have a crystal ball, nor do I have a copy of grace sports on Amac that's covering two thousand to two thousand and fifty. I love that movie back to the future, too. I should watch it again, but never mind, and this is the last question I got. This is from Vegas. PODCASTS. Know what I'm hitting the button again. It's time for Malan mailbag. Vegas squares podcast. They do a lot of great work with twelve ounce sports, too, and they are starting up a Gulf podcast as well. Do you believe Dayton had a real shot to win the attorney in March. I keep thinking back on. What a special year! That you d have the Dayton flyers, two thousand nine and two ob top and player of the year Anthony Grant Coach of the year I mean things are spectacular at the university arena and it was fun. We had two great D. One programs in Dayton. Ohio to watch. You had the flyers, and also the rights they raiders, although they fell short in the semis of the Horizon League tournament in Nablus to you, I see, and then Kentucky won the whole King caboodle against the same flame squad. I. Keep Racking my brain on this I think the flyers give hung with anyone I mean two losses. A DAGGER AGAINST COLLORADO IN OT. Can't remember. McKenzie rights hit that three point or not Colorado. In case you don't know that story he. He did sign to be with the Dayton flyers, but then. You Know Archie. G. Miller takes a job at you and here comes the grant. And reopened his recruitment which I think that would have been neat to see right with the Dayton flyers, but And Kansas to I mean that that was a fun game. Listen to on radio. I remember coming home and listening to an twelve ninety am and. That was Dayton had a six point lead against the Jayhawks. I still think Dayton could have. I think Dayton could have win the whole kit and caboodle, but. The. Despite. Again. I don't have a crystal ball if it happened. But. I think the flyers might have been able to win. I think some people put the ceiling at the final four mean, there are great teams out there. As a Daytona, and I don't want to be like Oh. Yeah date and won the whole thing. To everyone else. I think the flyers would have hung tough I mean. Not Counting for any major upsets might have happened. I think the worse the flyers would have done was lead eight. Really I think it's. I. Think the best what have been. Filed for championship game. So, it's a very good question and I thank you all for chiming in mountains mailbag and yeah I I I enjoy getting questions, so thank you to everyone that. Sent in some and it did give me a chance to play that sound effect. Next topic I'm covering name changes now. Everyone probably knows about the Washington redskins changing the name, and in fact Dominic Guzzler and I had a conversation about about an on episode one seventy. If you want to go back and listen that it was a very fun conversation, and thank you to not only the big Ragu. That's dominic. Roller Derby name but gem city. Roller Derby for sharing the episode as well I. DO appreciate that. So. How does that trickle down Cincinnati? Dayton Ohio while Washington is sometimes opponent of the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland browns. There was a big Cleveland browns fan base in the Dayton area, which makes no sense if you think the Cleveland Browns, his the history of the team compared to you know the bengals second attempt on the Gridiron. But. How is that affecting sports in Southwest Ohio? I'll tell you. There is a high school in Cincinnati they. Call themselves Anderson Redskins. That's Anderson, high. School Nearby where my uncle lives in the forest hills, school district, also sharing a high school with the Turpin spartans lovely area. It's the southeastern part of Cincinnati. It's inside the to seventy five loop. And it is a beautiful area. Now. My take on the changes is. You know we're living in a time that. Hopefully we're more enlightened more educated and learning that you know why that name is bad. So I do like the Change Anderson voted for to one to retire that name there. At least not that I've seen there hasn't been any. News on what Anderson will go by. Dominant gave a dominant guzzler again from I'm so one seventy. He gave a lot of ideas. The Anderson. That's that would be unique actually. That would be unique, but there is a team in Cincinnati that goes by gators. Gamble, Montazeri. Personally! I hope they go with the Anderson Barons. Just because of the fact. There was a school the Amelia Barons. And they merged in. They didn't keep that name and you know I do like that. Hey, actually, that's that's why hope they pick it, but. I don't know I mean definitely they're not going by SPARTANS. You know because their neighbor and photo in the Eastern Conference kind of have that name. Although to be fair, there is there is a pair of high schools on state route five Oh three for where I'm from. That call themselves the panthers and one time where both twin valley! In fact, there's a fun historical story that If you lived in Lewisburg and one to play sports. You'd have to come down to west Alex. which that's not a big trip. That's about five miles. Of Curvy road. Of course you have to come down to west Alex to play and instead of Lewisburg now as Tricon, an orphan twin valley south, but they share similar colors. They share the panthers name, and they share being on five zero three. So. Personally you know dame changes. I think. If if they feel like you know, they're getting more in line I like that idea. But my big. Debate that liked to have his. Where does that stop? As you heard here Washington and Anson High School. They're changing their names. For the former team while NFL Washington I hope they pick red tails just because. That that does tie in of American history. The tuskegee airmen, that's the name of the plains, although I've seen, sentinels might be the way. Washington's going which I'll be fine with me. Is Unique. There are some schools that do have the name Redskins and. Have decided not to change its Fort Laramie up north. There's also Watkin Atta who got new logos very very recently. I think a couple years back a very sharp logos to very clean. The also have saint. Henri a big time, player in high school football in the area. And there's also another team and I'm. Failing to think what they are looking at Fort, Laramie and Saint Henri. When talks about this and I. Thought about on my head Watkin added was the one I miss, but I I feel like there's a fourth one and I just I can't think of it for the life of me. Now also in Ohio. There are schools that go by the Indians name You have nearby, Carlisle. You also have a seat. Avail in Greene County. You have North Western warriors. You have the Wayne Warriors. You Got Warriors. You Got Indians. Felt like the team that goes by try but I think I'm thinking of William and Mary. Since nine dating I know my geography. I mean. Personally I think you know enlightenment and knowledge is a great thing and I think if schools feel like they need to do this I'm I'm on board like to see what the new identity identities look like. Like I mentioned, I haven't heard any news about Anderson's new look or new name, but you can. Pretty much. Count on the fact that that's what I'm really. Looking forward to as well as news about high school football, returning which. Takes me into my next topic. Will we see sports again this fall? Like I mentioned earlier in the Stream I was pretty pessimistic. At one point saying we're not going to sports again. I I still on my worries about the NBA and mls play in Florida. WHO's had the while the highest spikes of Corona? VARA CORONA vehicles cases even in the United States along with Arizona. I think Texas California. I mean right now. NBA, I think. They said that they tested one hundred thirty seven. Zero, positive results which you know, that's cool unless it's a false negative. But. Oh Michael! hearn update me Watkin as said they're not changing forlorn meals. The mentioned that too I got that from stateline sports network I believe. But Yeah I i. You know you can have your own opinion. This podcast isn't necessarily. You have to believe everything I say if you don't agree with me that. With. Trust ME I. I don't have. A big number in terms of listeners, which is okay, but. Same time you know you're going to have your own opinion if you think that it's a Crock, that's fine. My personal opinion is. You know we're living in more enlightened times, and you know if you learn that that's basically. Pretty much the N. Word for Nave Americans then you go, but. Again, going back to will be see high school football. I certainly hope so because I miss broadcasting. Miss Announcing. I Miss Ports I miss working in sports. This, this year has been tough. Who thought that? High start off this year. All Hey, one of my hockey calls gets on ESPN's top ten for January six. It was one of those Michigan goals. Where you're behind the goal line, you hit it off and then Bam. That was Harry Hall Second, mentioning Goal but that was the first one I. believe that got videotaped are streamed by yours truly so that was really cool, and then everything else kind of fell part March. These. Get some college baseball and I got four games and I reached my five hundred. Game as public address announcer, so that was really cool, too, but. Yeah. I, I I'm not a doctor. I, don't know what to tell you about the coronavirus. I wear masks everywhere. I go I think everyone should and here in Montgomery County. We are in level three. There's four levels. The fourth level is doom and gloom, and you will probably have everything shut down again. I think there might be one or two counties that are close to level for Hamilton County I. Think or was a butler, or was it Franklin County? They were close before, but they're no longer. I mean I. Worry about this thing I worry about the unknown I. Don't know what this can do, and especially since I have asthma. You know that Corona virus would probably destroy me. So yeah I worry about the corona virus and I wore a mask everywhere I go. Need to buy right state mask. But that's that's another topic, are there? Someone made right state mask with the old rowdy row rowdy, Raider logo the Rowdy Road Rodeo but you get what I'm saying. And Yeah I liked that. So the. That's neither here, nor there let's get back. It looks like we might be heading to high school football, but if you look at other states, it's It doesn't look so sweet California. I believe said they're pushing the season back to September and now that won't work in Ohio I mean. Of course December will probably have you know. Temperatures reached the seventies again and then. January February comes a mountain of snow, falling down on the state, because of course that happens during hockey season, which is arguably my most busy season of the four. There's no offseason for me, but. I mean I I. Love the See High School football back here I. Love to be Back Broadcasting Loveland Tigers, football with ESP media because last year was a lot of fun. And I found out that my first loveland home game. They shoot off fireworks. Remember my reaction. I jumped like a foot on top of the press box. and. Might not be funny to you. You might think I'm just a big jerk or something like that, but it's funny to me, but. Yeah I I get to work in my. Dream City Cincinnati, broadcasting, high school football. and. My last high school football game before that was a couple years back so. Definitely I want see high school football back. How can you social distance well? I'm more on the side of the press box and really yet can't unless you have a Jain Norma's press box. What some schools do, but a lot of them don't. You can't have six feet apart. You gotTA scoreboard op. You've got someone that runs the play clock, which might be the same person, but normally there's two different people you statistician in there. You got the coaches, but normally they're in different rooms. Sure but. And don't forget the broadcasters, but luckily at love one more on top of the roof and I. Tell You I love that view at Loveland. You feel like you're in the middle of the forest, but yet you're only about a mile or so away from the busiest stretches of retail and road in Cincinnati, Mason Montgomery. Actually twenty two and three pretty busy, too, but that's not the point my point is. High School Football of course I. WanNa see it back, but. You have watched the players. And what if you have a school that decided now were not participating in fall sports because that was the whole thing. You know. We'll let the schools aside high school football. Ohio is big. It's one of the biggest states in the US of A. Of High School football me course you got California. Texas Florida like I mentioned but Ohio. Yeah, they can hold their own. There's some schools that have decided. Hey, we're going to go online learning the first semester. Trump would mass and being that I think middletown. Just decide on that, too. Yeah. The rooms of trump would mass in the mid east of Middletown those are big schools. and. I remember ten years back. Middletown was undefeated, individual one, and they fell in the first playoff game at home to Wayne and I was on the sideline for that. That's my first and only time as Ceylon reporter. That was a lot of fun. That was a fun game one that twenty one nothing. They ended up falling. Saint Edward. Or Saint Edwards. Well the to it was an Edward and they fell by. Thirty five twenty eight margin eventually but. Yeah I. Question, let's see high school football back I. Want to get back to work. But the players going to be able to be safe and playing this remember offense and defensive lines, thank. They're six feet of separation their own. and. Do you think you can really have that? No, because then you have you know. You got all this defense coming in. It's it'll be pretty much like a giant blitz each and every time. Like I said I definitely want high school football back and I wanNA write about high school football on twelve on sports radio DOT COM. But. I worry about the athletes coaches I. Worry about the people that worked the Games, the parents you know. And the you know the superheroes you know the people in the medical field I mean. I can't imagine and one. Thank all the nurses, the doctors and everything that have done their best job. Because definitely they deserve a lot of credit. Will. We see high school sports in the fall? I don't know. I hope so. So I can get back to work but I don't know. So, now we. Head for third round home. This livestream. And I'd like to talk about my podcast. This is the three year celebration of the since nineteen sports podcasts. And? Yeah year four I never would have thought I've been doing this podcast. That long 'cause I thought you know. Yeah, do the podcast for a little bit and then plop. It would just obscure and. PODCAST history. Keep seeing the status I, think it's from pod. News says like out of all the PODCASTS available on apple like twenty five percent are still active and making episodes now, of course, some podcast are designed like that, but then there's other so now. Of course, this whole quarantine sports really hurts other sports podcasts. I know I myself was. Really struggling, what am I going to do? What am I really going to do with this podcast because? If I don't have la live sports to talk about. What am I going to do? So Luckily I. It took me about two weeks. I was like you know what why don't I interview more people and like I mentioned earlier? I have done twenty six interviews since the quarantine. I've interviewed voices of teams such as Chris Collins for Wright State University Larry. Hanson for University of Dayton. Steve Baker at Miami University and Dan Hoard. Yes, I mentioned Dan Hoard. WHO's the voice of the Bengals and UC bearcats that interview very surprised I got that and you know all you can't ask me which interviews my favorite. You just can't because I love all of them, and it's about their stories on that episode so. If you WANNA go back and listen to these interviews the best way to do that is the leader dot com slash podcast, then scroll down towards the bottom of the page. And I have links for all the guests actually I got double. Check that and make sure I do have all the links for that, but yet continuing on I interviewed Chick Lug with WHO's currently a sports talk hosts in Cincinnati and formerly the beat writer for the bengals Dayton Daily News. Don Helbig, who's been a voice of Cincinnati hockey for quite some time and also. Donna and I met with the Cincinnati Thunder when they played at South Metro Sports. He was the main broadcaster. I was the number two play by play, Guy and yeah. That was a lot of fun. I learned a lot from him and. It was cool to have junior hockey and get my first taste on that, because previously all been single a F. Ahl. Also interviewed someone from California and Darrow Trujilo. And he does his own thing. Out West, I do want to start having interviews over podcasters. It's just. I, don't know I don't have a good excuse on this, but that is in the cards as I'm sure this quarantines not gonna end for me Anytime Soon We have a couple of beat writers from Cincinnati Inquirer. Jelly, dermer atom bomb Brandon CEO at WWL WT, NBC, five and Cincinnati Jacob Weiss who broadcast for the Chile coffee paints have been one of my colleagues. If we had a prospect league season also longtime sports anchor in Dayton by Heart Sokha W. H. I.. O. J. D. Saba who broadcasts law Dayton hockey noun assistant coach with Detroit, Trojans, good bunch of trojans up there. They have Hobart arena as their home and they don't really have to share with anyone. By that I mean any other high school. 'cause choice kind of less. Hockey Highschool team into you up Finley. Also David Jabotinsky. WHO's the current beat writer for the Dayton flyers and diene also covers Wittenberg. Tigers Cincinnati. Reds I know he's excited with the reds, returning and also lsu. Jeremy Lance. He's Commissioner of Gotham soccer. He also sideline reports for w Moh Butler, county and Hamilton and also broadcasts law soccer in Cincinnati, and Dayton especially with these saints and Dynamo Greg Waddell. WHO's broadcasting for the Miami redhawks hockey team Stewart Mason. He owns his own business. megasports News Dot Com. I have the play by play Voice of athletics at ince, you and Matt Sexton. He also coaches girls tennis at Lanchester. Ask Chris. Tilton. WHO's the first local pro county native? I got to interview. And that was a lot of fun. Just because that's where I'm from whilst Alex and he's from. X Ray Forget he's from he's. He's in trouble counting so. I got to interview Kevin O. Boyle. Who was my worker Dayton? Dragons and I release the episode. The day before he passed away in his sleep. I still heartbroken about it. I had to miss his funeral. He was a good friend and definitely. Great interview. With him got to interview one of my professors in college in a coach. Jim Brown he's the color commentator for right state basketball case didn't get to hear that interview. One of the very first assistant coaches. They hired a right state. When you know right state at the time was a branch campus of. MIAMI. Ben o'byrne he's the announcer for the Dayton dragons sally Taylor. She's a hockey. Mom and Co host of Living Dayton on wd, T N, also longtime news anchor. News reporter rather for W.. H. I., Oh, I remember watching her lot as a kid on TV. Dumb the Guzzler I mentioned him a couple of times. He's PA announcer for Gem City Roller Derby and I got an interview. Last Simon Reed. Who Owns New Star? Games Ltd.. Create the game retro? Bowl and it's still one of my favorite games that. I have on my phone at the moment, so definitely a lot of fun and man that interviews like wildfire. I think that's been one of my most. Two episodes so. Definitely more to come. Like I mentioned one interview. Some folks that are responsible for other stations. In Southwest Ohio that bring. Local sports to the folks There's the Butler county. Oh, I'm blanking at the wrong time. By the county high school. I have a feeling that's not right, but they do great work. CHATTERBOX SPORTS ESPN media of course I got to broadcast football and little soccer with last season. Hopefully I'll be back this year. That's me knocking on wood. If you can't hear it, but yeah, I got I got. Some loose plans in the mix. Why be back to livestream I I. I don't know I've been thinking about it. My big thing is with live streams I. Don't know I, feel like I. Sound like an idiot. Because I, feel like every ward has to be typed in or else I sound like complete buffoon. Whereas podcast you know with interviews it's it's about the guest and also. You know I do my best to get. More about them through, and of course, this podcast is always been about local since Dane sports spots that when change if I start to livestream. I like to but my schedule especially when we get sports back, it's How do we say in the trade very fluid because One week work like five games. We have one, but I don't know I mean I like to talk about it at least so maybe that'll be in the cards. Three years of this podcast it's been known. As the Jamil Queens crown than the Gemmill in Queens Crown Cincinnati Sports, podcasts, dating, or since nineteen sports podcast you. Listening to this podcast means a lot to me and you know just your listenership your friendship. He's sending in questions for Mallon's mail bag. You know it's it does mean a lot to this podcast you're. I started this podcast back in two thousand seventeen. kind of as a way to say hey, local Dayton radio stations. You could hire me and I could sound pretty good on air. Amin hasn't happened yet, but. You, know there's that hope. But I wanNA talk a little bit about local sports before we sign off I mentioned the reds. They have one more exhibition before the regular season begins on Friday for Cincinnati. Yesterday was the first game that wasn't reds versus reds, and the Cincinnati reds came out on top nine two seven against Detroit Tigers. In that game I believe there's nine home runs and five km from the reds. Shogo Akiyama heard some cheers loud and clear from his teammates and the Red Dugouts of course there's no fans and my opinion. In case you WANNA hear it on artificial noise. Though don't do it. It doesn't sound right. Just have empty the players now that there's not going to be fans for quite some time because of the fact that hey, guess what. You know I, mean we still dealing with this corona virus? We don't really have a solution for quite yet. Although there is some hope about some vaccines, but you know I'm not a doctor, and this is not a doctor's podcast. This is sports podcast. I think you knew that. So! Yeah, I, like I mentioned I think the reds. We'll have a good year. I think the offense if they don't slump. I think they'll be fine starting pitching. I'm not worried about. I like the starting five out there, including the addition of Wade Miley. The bullpen is the only thing that puts a little fear in my boots. Actually I wear sandals most of the time, but you. You get one saying. I? I really think that this could be a great year for the reds shortened season yes but. I. Do think the reds will do some work and now to talk about MLS. Yes, that's right. We cover all the sports and this podcast covers not only FC Cincinnati. Because you know they're in Cincinnati, but the Columbus crew and the reason why is because I'm the most evil person out there. No, I'm not We talk about the crew. Just because at the time since I didn't have MLS team. They had the US L. team in FC. Cincinnati and you know I'm not gonNA. Stop talking about the crew because I like the crew and it's nice that both Ohio MLS teams are getting new arena or new stadiums I say new arenas, but. Denies Too, but new stadiums for twenty twenty one FC Cincinnati course getting the west end and the crew moving to the arena district. Long with the triple, a Columbus Clippers, the blue jackets course and I feel like I'm missing team. Hopefully the third rendition of the Columbus destroyers when you know the NFL returns to action, but we'll see how that goes. So right now it's the MLS is back tournaments. And most of the groups have been decided except group e. Which Columbus one that they're undefeated and don't believe they allowed a goal. which that's pretty, that's pretty good I. Think Caleb Porter will do just fine in the second year as the manager of the crew FC Cincinnati well, hell was certainly real that first game giving up four goals to Columbus, but if you look at the crew what they did in the next two matches. Yeah I think that's a pretty good crew team whereas. For FC Cincinnati the did rebound, and they picked up a one nil win against Atlanta united, if see granite, yes, Atlanta had ten men on the field. You know getting a ride card. We'll do that combined or straight read, but hey, a will win is win and this sets up a very interesting. Match Tonight at eight PM Eastern, Cincinnati or FC Cincinnati we'll take on the New York Red Bulls formerly. The metrostars way back in the day. A Win FC. Cincinnati then and they'll move on to the round of sixteen. A tie well FC Cincinnati A. They should be, but there is a couple of situations that will give the nod to New York a loss that pretty much puts New York in because right now, New, York and Cincinnati. Record! And group eat. The, other teams that have clinched a spot in the round of sixteen, you have Orlando and Philadelphia and Grew Bay groups got San Jose and Seattle Group See Toronto FC a New England. Group D. Sporting Kansas City in right L. Salt Lake. Also looks like Minnesota. Modern clench does well. Keep in mind. FC Dallas a Nashville withdrew from the tournament. I thought Houston did too, but it's. Looks like they're not advancing group F. Again, Group D advancing is Sporting Kansas, city, rail, salt, Lake, and Minnesota Groupie Columbus right now, and that sex spot is up for grabs again. FC Cincinnati with a win or a draw or more likely advancing a win will definitely put them in. Group F Portland the former home of Caleb Porter and Los Angeles Football Club. And that's your look at the knockout stages. Last Day of the knock out. Stages will be tomorrow. And your final will be August eleventh at eight. It'll be on ESPN and tsn. Which I thought was like Toronto Sports Network. I think it's just the sports network. It's like ESPN Canada if you will semi I. Finals Begin August Fifth and. Quarterfinals Begin. July thirtieth round of sixteen will. Little bit later. July twenty fifth Orlando City will have the. Three CD. OF THAT GROUP some of the matches already determined. Philadelphia New England. And that's it. Why thank you the listener? Mean, throughout the three years, if I didn't have any listeners I, don't know you know if all was for naught, but yeah I appreciate all of you and I don't know what the future holds for this podcast I'll still continue on, but live streaming. I don't know quite yet. I mean it'd be nice to continue on that. Again I got a busy schedule. I did pre corona virus, but you go. If you want full me, I'm at the lead. wwl and pretty much everywhere. FACEBOOK, twitter, instagram, and you. The podcasts same platforms. Syndey Pod C. I N. D. Y. Peo- deed the leader dot. com My website go there for interesting stuff and the lead wwl dot com slash podcast. They press kit. You can buy stuff there. This is Lee wwl and signing off. Thank you for joining me today. We'll talk to you again for up to one seventy three. 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